How to Luxuriously Upgrade Your Home

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Home is where the heart is and everyone dreams about having a luxury home. While an enormous mansion may be out of reach, there are a few upgrades that you can make to your home to bring some luxury into your life and this could make a big difference to your life as well as add a significant amount of value to the property.

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Wine Cellar

A wine cellar is always a great way to impress your guests and a nice addition to the home (especially for wine lovers!). A wine cellar is seen to be a luxury feature of a home but it is actually one of the easiest and affordable upgrades that you can make – often it is the wine which is the real expense! You can, of course, make this a stylish space but the most important is having suitable storage for the wine and ensuring that it is stored at the right temperature.

 

Walk-In Wardrobe

Having a walk-in wardrobe from somewhere like Hammonds is a stylish upgrade and one which can make a big difference to your life. People often have their clothes crammed into tiny wardrobes and drawers, but having a spacious and open area where you can easily keep all of your clothes will make it much easier to get ready each day, showcase your fashion sense and add some luxury to your home.

Hot Tub

When people think about luxury, they often think about a hot tub so this is a great addition to your home. A hot tub can actually make a big difference to your life as it is good for unwinding and reducing stress, which could have both physical and mental health benefits so it is a smart investment to make, plus they do not require any construction and are easy to obtain.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a lovely feature to have for the winter months of the year where you no longer have to worry about freezing cold feet when you walk in the bathroom. This can actually make a big difference to your mood and is a great way to add some value to your property.

If you want to bring some luxury into your home and life then these are all good options to consider. You do not necessarily have to have an enormous mansion or a huge amount of money to enjoy the finer things in life and you will find that these are all luxurious upgrades that could also add value to your home.

Zodiac Signs – What Are They And What Do They Really Mean?

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Open up a magazine or newspaper, and you’ll likely find a horoscope section in the back claiming to be able to predict something about your personality or your future based on when you were born. Most of us know what star sign we are, but very few of us know where this trend originated from and what the zodiac signs mean, so here’s a quick guide to all things Zodiac.

What does Zodiac mean?

Zodiac is a word derived from the Latin, zōdiacus, and the Ancient Greek, zōidiakòs kýklos, and can be translated to mean “circle of little animals’. The term, Zodiac, has long been used to refer to the pattern of animal shapes that can be interpreted in the night sky, which have in turn come to be known as zodiac signs.

What are the zodiac signs?

Although there are officially 88 constellations in the night sky, 13 of them are Zodiac constellations because these are the ones found on the Zodiac Belt that sits on the elliptical. But, despite there being 13 zodiac constellations, only 12 of them are Zodiac signs, because these are the constellations used to split the Zodiac Belt into 12 equal parts. The 12 zodiac signs are as follows:

Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Lio
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Piscis

These 12 zodiac signs are not only named after their constellations but also represent parts of the body of the cosmic man, also known as Kalapurusha. Each of the 12 Zodiac signs also has a planetary ruler and is grouped by one of the four elements, Fire, Water, air and Earth.

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Planetary rulers

The planets that circle the Zodiac are known as planetary rulers and rule over certain personality traits and characteristics that are then passed onto those born within their sign. Although technically not planets, the Sun, the Moon and Pluto are included as planetary rulers in this instance. Here is a list of which planets match up with which sign and what characteristics they rule over.

Sun
The Sun rules over essential personality traits and is connected to the Leo astrological sign.

Moon
The Moon rules over moods and emotions and is connected to the Cancer zodiac sign.

Mercury
Mercury rules over mind and communication and is connected to two signs, Virgo and Gemini.

Venus
Venus is predictably associated with love and attraction and is also connected to two signs, Libra and Taurus.

Mars
Mars rules over the characteristics of drive and energy and is the ruling planet of the star sign, Aries.

Pluto
Pluto rules over the characteristics of power and transformation and is connected to the star sign Scorpio.

Neptune
Neptune is the ruling planet of dreams and healing and is connected to Pisces.

Saturn
Saturn is the ruling planet of fears, challenges and discipline and is connected to Capricorn.

Uranus
Uranus rules over Aquarius and is responsible for change and originality.

Jupiter
And lastly, Jupiter rules over luck, wisdom and growth and is connected to the star sign Sagittarius.

The elements
As well as being ruled by a planet, each of the 12 zodiac signs is also connected with one of the four elements, Fire, Water, air and Earth.

Fire
The Fire element is generally associated with positive qualities such as passion, courage, individuality, love and zeal but is a temperamental element and can also represent destruction. Representing light, Fire is the element of the star signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

Earth 
The Earth element is connected with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and represents realism and practicality. The Earth element is often associated with people who are builders and who have a strong foundation and is a more stable element than Fire.

Air
The Air element is associated with the star signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius and is a powerful force not to be reckoned with. Separated from the Earth, the Air element represents action and change, and like Fire can at times be temperamental.

Water 
Lastly, the Water element is associated with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and is closely connected with feelings of security. As expansive as the ocean, those associated with the Water element are believed to be able to feel a range of emotions as vast as the sea.

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The 12 zodiac signs and their characteristics
Many people believe that a person’s personality traits can be explained by their zodiac sign. Although there’s no science to back this up, horoscopes and spiritualists have been using star signs to explain behaviour for many years – here are some of the key positive and negative characteristics for each zodiac sign.

Aries
Aries, the ram, is the zodiac sign for anyone born between March 21st, and April 19th. With Mars as its ruler and Fire as its element, Aries characteristics are dynamic, adventurous and active, but can also be selfish, short-tempered and aggressive.

Taurus 
Taurus, the bull, is the zodiac sign for anyone born between April 20th and May 20th and ruled by Venus. With the Earth as its element, those with Taurus as their star sign are loving and dependable but can be greedy and hateful.

Gemini 
Gemini, the twins, is the zodiac sign for anyone born between May 21st and June 20th and is ruled by Mercury and is connected with the Air element. Characteristics of those born in the Gemini star sign are versatility, intelligence and wit, but they can also be superficial and inconsistent.

Cancer 
Cancer, the crab, is the zodiac sign for anyone born between June 21st and July 22nd. This sign has the Moon as its ruler and Water as its element giving those born within its period the characteristics of affection, sensitivity and protectiveness, but also making them temperamental.

Leo 
Leo, the lion, is the star sign for anyone born between July 23rd and August 22nd and is ruled by the Sun and associated with Fire. Although faithful, brave and loving, Leo’s can also be intolerant but generally make good leaders.

Virgo 
Virgo, the virgin, is the star sign for anyone born between August 23rd and September 22nd and is ruled by Mercury and associated with the Earth element. Although dependable and practical, Virgo’s can also be overcritical of themselves and others.

Libra 
Libra, the scales, is the star sign for anyone born between September 23rd and October 22nd. Ruled by Venus and connected with the Air element, Libras are diplomatic and balanced but can be gullible and changeable.

Scorpio 
Scorpio, the scorpion, is the star sign for anyone born between October 23rd and November 21st and is ruled by Pluto. With Water as their element, Scorpios are passionate and emotive but can quickly get jealous.

Sagittarius
Sagittarius, the archer, is the star sign for anyone born between November 22nd and December 21st and is ruled by Jupiter and associated with the fire element. Although at times irresponsible, Sagittarius’ are also wise and optimistic.

Capricorn 
Capricorn, the goat, is the star sign for anyone born between December 22nd and January 19th. Connected with the Earth element and ruled by Saturn, Capricorns display ambition and patience but can be stern and uptight.

Aquarius 
Aquarius, the water bearer, is the star sign for anyone born between January 20th and February 18th and is ruled by the planet Uranus. With air as their element, those in the Aquarius star sign are loyal and independent but can at times be unpredictable.

Pisces 
Lastly, Pisces, the fish, is the star sign for anyone born between February 19th and March 20th and is ruled by Neptune. Connected with the water element, Pisces’ are spiritual and emotional but can also be vague and weak-willed.

So there you have it – a quick guide to the zodiac signs, what they are and what they mean. Which zodiac sign are you? Do you believe that zodiac signs can determine your personality traits?

Product Review: Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer

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I got this Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer some weeks ago on Amazon. My eyebrows were in a state and I needed to get them trimmed. The salons are not opened yet and even when they do open, I won’t be going in for a while. I went in search of a good eyebrow trimmer I could use to tidy up my brows and I came across this amazing product. This Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer has been used a few times already and it does the job beautifully. I couldn’t ask for more.

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Product Description

Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer is powered by one AAA battery. It provides efficient and effective trimming for face, chin, lips, neck, bikini line, eyebrows, cheeks, ears, underarms, and beards. This trimmer comfortably removes unwanted hair quickly and effectively. It is built with 2 blades – full-size trimmer for face and body hair and the small-detail trimmer. Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer also includes an adjustable-height comb attachment, and provides two trimming lengths for versatile use.

PROS
  1. It is so easy to use. All I had to do was pop the AAA battery in and I was good to go.
  2. I love how it trimmed my eyebrows. I have not used it anywhere else and I don’t plan to for now, but it is good to know it can be used in other areas.
  3. It is portable and easy to carry around.
  4. This trimmer is safe and gentle to use. I had no redness, pulling sensation or reaction to the blades.
  5. It is compact and fits comfortably in the hand.
CONS

None. I can’t fault this product at all.

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Overall, I recommend this Funstant Eyebrow Trimmer to anyone in need of a beauty trimmer to help get rid of unwanted facial hairs. It works great and worth every penny. You can grab yours at Amazon via the link below –

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