Your Enlightened Residence: Home Lighting Variants to Keep Your Home Delightful

A bright scheme and cost-effective billing. These factors determine the best lightings for your home together in making a graceful environmental impact. In making a brilliant home setting, delicate designs and elegant lightings must be in accord, and importantly, minimizing the cost. Once in sync, it will surely generate the best home feel for you.

Home lighting roughly devours around 14 percent of the regular household electric consumption. So, the more economical and splendid design, the more savings that you can keep and you will preserve more energy as well.

There are variants of lighting: Ambient lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting. In achieving a compelling lighting design, you will need a combo of these different lights, which they call layering.

Ambient Lighting

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Also known as general lighting, Ambient lighting provides an overall radiance to an area. It emanates a pleasant amount of luminosity without a blinding light and permits you to see and walk around safely. With correct implementation, ambient light provides a relaxing ambiance that is perfect for unwinding after a stressful day.

Approaches to creating ambient light include:

Chandeliers and Pendants – Functioning correctly with soaring ceiling, chandeliers and pendants can produce an excellent ambient lighting with the chance of establishing a stunning presentation. Exquisitely hanging from above, chandeliers and pendants are famous in foyers, bathroom, and bedroom.

Sconces and Wall lights – These type of lights are well-rounded that they could be graceful anywhere. Depending on the design, sconces can enliven your hallways, porches, and patios impressively.

Modern pendant lightingThe application of pendant lighting works perfectly over a dining table, making the dining more amusing and romantic especially at night.

Recessed or Track lights – Known as a low-key medium and a direct lighting source. The only concern of the recessed light is that it can sometimes cast a grim shade on faces. Track lighting is a classic choice of lighting as it offers multiple lights in a single direction. If used for ambient lighting, look for lights pointing in various order.

Task Lighting

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Also known as directional lighting, task lighting normally aimed at a particular task. It provides more brightness on a precise area to execute a task that requires more illumination than the ambient fixtures can provide. Task lighting provides a working environment more amiable and keeping the area well illuminated while reducing eye strain.

In living rooms and bedrooms, task lighting is commonly used to make reading effortless. In kitchens, task lighting helps keep surfaces neat and safe, as well as used to help people read recipes while cooking. In offices, task lighting is essential to stimulate the brain and to keep you focused.

Approaches to creating task lighting include:

Lamps – Handy lamps are recognized to light up surfaces wherever it is needed, such as the floor, bedside table, desk or anywhere else that desires brightness.

Track lights – Splendid for lighting an office space where multiple tasks require expanded light.

Cabinet and Vanity lights – It is excellent in lighting surfaces used for preparing foods and chopping because it keeps the harsh glare out of view.

 

Accent Lighting

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Designed to establish a focal point. Accent lighting constructs a dramatic atmosphere to a room by creating art with obvious importance.

Approaches to creating accent lighting include:

Wall lights – Magnificently work when pointed at photographs or pieces of art as it allows you to highlight both small and big fragments.

Spot lighting – If you want to illuminate a massive piece of art, then spot lighting is what you need for it can captivate an entire wall with its beam.

Landscape lighting – Primarily used to highlight an outdoor field, commonly used to enlighten pathways for people to walk safely at night.

Takeaway

Designing your household is never effortless, especially in proposing for a perfect lighting while thinking about minimizing the electric cost. Planning and gathering opinions are believed to be the keys for executing a beautiful home lighting. Your patience and the inner artist will be your lifetime companion for this particular task. Big things come from baby steps.

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Tequila Avión Celebrates Floyd Mayweather Jr. With Limited Edition, Commemorative Bottle of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila

Continuing to celebrate ‘the best for the best’, Tequila Avión has created a limited edition, commemorative bottle of the brand’s ultimate tequila offering, Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo. Voted World’s Best Tasting Tequila, Tequila Avión has collaborated with American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to provide tequila and boxing enthusiasts with this ultra-exclusive spirit and to celebrate Mayweather’s 50th professional fight. The exclusive collector’s item will be released this week via participating retailers.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains undefeated throughout his professional boxing career and is a five-division world champion, having won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Considered to be among the best professional boxers in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will go head to head with MMA UFC fighter Conor McGregor this upcoming Saturday August 26th.

Giving a nod to the best in world-class boxing, Tequila Avión has worked with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his team to create the exclusive commemorative bottles, of which only 150 are for sale worldwide.  Each custom bottle features an etched likeness of Mayweather and have been hand-signed by Floyd Mayweather Jr.  This collector’s edition of Avión Reserva 44 Extra AñejoTequila is composed of fire polished crystal and comes encased in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity.  Avión Reserva 44 is hand bottled in extremely limited batches. It’s distinctive character of Avión agave with hints of warm vanilla, ripe luscious fruits with a touch of spice have won it critical acclaim.

Conversations with Tequila Avión began when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his team approached Avión Founder, Ken Austin regarding their shared vision. Both Mayweather and Tequila Avión share a love of their craft.  Ken Austin, Founder and Chairman of Tequila Avión, stated “The team at Tequila Avión joins in the belief of never cutting corners and putting the work in. Much like Floyd Mayweather Jr., our brand believes in the pressure of perfection, which is shown in the unwavering commitment to our tequila. We are looking forward to a great fight-night and thank Floyd for selecting Tequila Avión to take part in this historical moment in time for boxing and MMA fans around the world”.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. joins in Tequila Avión’s ambition of excellence. Commenting on the commemorative bottle, Mayweather shared “Creating this bespoke bottle with Ken and Tequila Avión was a given.  Avión epitomizes the highest in quality, which is all I accept in life.  As a world-class athlete, I have spent my life training to be the best, and as such I’d only work with and associate with the best tequila in the world to have my image and personal signature”.

The 150 commemorative bottles of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequilawill retail for approximately $1,500 each and will be available on the Las Vegas strip at Total Wine & More while supplies last. (Orders will also be accepted by visiting TotalWine.com or call store at 702.614.4001)

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All Things Rugs: The Best Rugs to Steal According to Your Lifestyle

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From the casual look of a natural jute up to the elegance of a classic oriental, rug adds warmth and personality to a room. But with so many colors, materials, and styles to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to identify which one is right for you. Not only must it complement your existing décor, but it should also be suitable for the kind of lifestyle that you have.

Rugs, just like any home accessories, also gives insight into your character. Whether you’re an adventurer who loves going outdoors, a stay-at-home parent, a socialite with a penchant for parties or a country lady who hosts party and dinner for friends, or a person who loves the serenity of the countryside,  you can find the right rug to suit your personality.

In such case, there are some important considerations you need to learn first before rushing out to purchase the fancy floor piece that catches your attention. The tips below will help keep you track down the best rug for your home according to your lifestyle.

The Outdoorsy Spirit: Rugs For Outdoor Lover

Fishing, camping, skiing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, – if you’re the type who spends spare time outdoors, opt for a rug that projects your affair with great outdoors.

Furs and animal hides are one of the finest materials used in making rugs which provide the much-needed warmth or softness for homes or shelters.

The Laidback Life: The Homebody’s Rugs

For homebodies up to stay-at-home parents and to those whose home is also their office –  it’s a must to have a comfortable rug.

For instance, a woolen rug incorporated with thick pile gives the most comfort for your feet, and it’s also great if you like running around your house all day. A Moroccan hand-knotted woolen rug is one excellent example. It’s soft, large, and has the combination of neutral tones in a simple diamond pattern that works just about anywhere in your house.

From Rags to Riches: The Socialite’s Rug

Socialites love to throw parties, and throwing parties is not only hard for the host, but it’s also threatening for interiors too. If you accept guest on your house on a frequent basis, be sure to select a rug that’s easy to clean and will stand up to constant footfall.

A flat woven rug such as a dhurrie or kelim is ideal because they have no pile, they don’t trap dirt or crumbs. All these rugs need is a regular quick vacuum to keep them clean and good-looking. Most flat-woven rugs are reversible too, which means that if there’s a stain on one side, you can just turn it over and use the other side.

Flat-woven rugs come from cotton or a cotton and wool blend which make them thinner and lighter than woolen rugs, so it won’t require much effort to roll it up and store it under a bed or sofa during the party.

The Old Soul: Antique Rugs For Country-loving People

Whether it’s an auction house or an old family heirloom find, antique rugs have always been a design staple of many traditional country homes, although they come with hefty price tags. Fortunately, you can now swat an antique-looking rug for a fraction of the cost.

The well-worn look and well-loved feel of an antique rug are the sources of it its charm which suggests a friendly and welcoming house. A faded or aged floral print rug is an elegant and timeless piece that always work well with any country home dining or sitting room. However, if florals are out of your choice, you can go for a Turkish-inspired rug in muted colors which bring the same subtle warmth to your decor scheme.

Takeaway

A rug is more than just a floor covering, it also gives life to a  room and lends a creative spark that you need for customizing your home decor. Thus, it’s safe to say that a rug is somewhat the reflection of your personality and lifestyle.

No matter if your pets rule the roost or you commute to a home office across the living room or your home is full of playful children, there’s a rug that best suits your needs. And one easy way to narrow down your options is to focus on your lifestyle, not just your home’s interior.

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Wake Up and Make Up!

As everyone heads back to school, make sure to add Smolder Cosmetics to your beauty essentials list!

It’s time to get creative this school year and rock your school spirit with this unique makeup line! Whether you sport it at a pep rally, sports game or after school activity, make sure to use Smolder Cosmetics’ NEW Smolder Potion!

You have a solid back to school shopping list of notebooks, pens, and highlighters – but what about beauty essentials? Prepare for anything the year brings your way with Smolder Cosmetics!  When it comes to makeup, Smolder Cosmetics is on a mission to empower the artist in you.

With a wide variety of eye shadows, matte lipsticks and highlighters to help you confidently showcase new makeup for the start of a new semester, keep your face alluring for fall using Smolder!

If you’re the type to proudly don those school colors, get creative with Smolder’s NEW Potion Mixing Liquid! A must for the makeup obsessed, mix it with your Loose Glam Dusts to create an ultra-metallic, smudge-resistant finish for your face – or even your body.

Whether you need some school spirit for that next sports game, pep rally, or activity, stock up on this unique product to stay gorgeous right through Christmas break:

  • Mix with Loose Glam Dusts to create an ultra-metallic, smudge resistant finish
  • Comes in a clear, frosted bottle with black top dropper
  • Create gorgeous metallic eyeliner or works of body art
  • 1 FL. oz
  • See how it works in this extra glam Instagram Video!

The lazy days of summer are almost over, head back to campus with makeup that channels your inner most fabulous, unique and bold self – Smolder Cosmetics!

Smolder Potion Mixing Liquid is available online for the price of $15.00 at https://smoldercosmetics.com.

Visit  https://smoldercosmetics.com to shop the different, beauty boosting products from Smolder Cosmetics. 

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Back-to-School Beauty Checklist

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While the summer quietly passes by, clearing the path for burgundy leaves and hot bourbon toddies, I’ve been wondering about something – isn’t it just the right time to clear our beauty checklist for some old school entries? Just like the morning dew accentuates the simple beauty of this season, it often inspires you to pour a few fresh drops of back-to-school beauty treatment for yourself – a real do-it-for-you sweet kind of temptation.

Back to basics

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First of all – fall in love with your skincare – it’s an essential base for all our makeup and fashion endeavors. Start your days with a shower, a hydrating face cream for a softer skin, brush your hair and teeth gently and use a cold spoon trick for fresher eyes. Keep your skin healthy with masks, natural oils and morning facial massages. Modify the list of skincare products, making sure it doesn’t contain any chemicals that could damage your skin, i.e. unhealthy oils and parabens. Whether you prefer DIY simple skin care or a professional approach, either way is a good way when pretty matches healthy.

A good hair day

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No matter the length, nourished hair is a must if you want the hairstyles on your wish list to look good when you finally try them out. Quality shampoos, natural oils, hair masks, massages and quality brushes give you the healthy base you can use to play with style choices, just like with skin care and your make up.

Particularly trendy lately, healthy long hair matches any outfit you chose and it allows of carefree hairstyles like ponytails, simple braids, free edgy bangs or voluminous sleek buns. It can make your entire look quite compelling. There’s a broad range of choices for hair-accessory lovers worldwide. You can find plenty of high-quality hair extensions online in Australia.

Hair extensions are always the right choice for a newer and fresher look, whether your checklist is on a casual or a chic side. Right now, long hair reigns supreme. Choose among beautiful color palettes or pull off some simple natural hair colors which you can accessorize with a high bold bun, waves and curls, or straight long hairstyle which is highly accentuated lately as a fashion ”yes”.

Play with makeup

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Expand your makeup horizons and don’t be afraid to experiment – a touch of mascara and a natural shade for the eyes, with bold and natural brows, a slight touch of peach or strawberry on both of your cheeks, neat contour and bold lipstick will give you the look that you’ll just love. If you prefer shine and diamond, i.e. stunning cat-eye makeup, accompany that with a lip gloss or a tinted lip balm. Also, for girls that love natural or a nude look, highlighter and a hydrating lip balm are a must have. And last but definitely not the least – you can always skip the routine by using the ultimate trick that never got off of our beauty checklists – no makeup except red lipstick.

Overall, a good deep care routine is irreplaceable when it comes to your skin and hair. When you take your time to prepare your favorite cake from scratch, you always pay extra attention to the finishing touches – do the same thing with your beauty routine and the way you express yourself; make your beauty checklist both the base and cherry on the top.

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How to Unleash Your Inner Goth

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Edge is not something you can fake – neither in life nor your outfits. That edge is a very specific feeling that comes naturally with everything that you do and shines through even the pink you wear – and it’s absolutely thrilling. When you think about it – anyone can fake a Cinderella but not everyone can pull off an edge, because edge – edge is in the character of the person – the way they think, laugh, feel and act. So, once you feel it and realize it’s there, use it to your advantage and turn it into a signature fashion vibe… we know we have!

Understand the trend

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The common misconception people have about anyone who’s rocking a slightly “different” and “dark” style is that they are depressed, unhappy and often emotionally-challenged individuals whose dark, edgy outfits are coping mechanisms and a form of detachment from the mundane. And while it may be true that the trend started off like that, it has evolved past that prejudice and become a fashion statement for all the individuals who like something more challenging than a nude dress or a jean jacket. Your bubbly personality shouldn’t suffer because of your nipple or nose piercing, your leather jacket or unicorn hair. It’s all good – stay happy, dress Goth and give people something to gossip about.

Read on to get some little Goth and edgy inspiration for your next outfit:

Love your black

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Sure, it’s a cliché but don’t diss your black just because it’s an expected Goth vibe. Instead, embrace it and add a twist to it – combine it with other colors and shades of black, interesting cuts, lace and fishnets to give your outfit a different flair.

Say YES to the platform

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Whether we are talking mid-calf Martins or Ranger boots, the platform is the thing to walk your Goth in. Velvet is often loved by Goth girls, so combining a dangerous-looking platform with a set of purple or mauve details will bring just enough juxtaposition to your footwear and still have you looking Goth enough. Open toes are also cool, as long as your platform is unusual.

Be a girly Goth

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Whoever said Goth girls can’t wear tutu skirts, bodycon dresses, pencil skirts, maxi dresses and other beautiful girly items, obviously never encountered a 21st century Goth girl. Lace, jipon, velvet, asymmetry, mermaid cut, corset dresses, high-neck, printed and/or graphic dresses are your best bet. We love the designs signed by Tragic Beautiful – they always manage to deliver a beautiful cohesive combination of edgy, girly and glamorous Goth. Colors you can go with are black (obviously), red, purple, gray or any similar variant. Quirky graphics like skulls, space-inspired elements (planets, stars, milky way, etc), dried out roses, bats, fangs, blood splashes, black plaid and other similar motifs are a perfect choice.

Embrace the body art, makeup and unicorns

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Prominent staple elements of every Goth chic are body and face piercings, tattoos, undercuts and unicorn hair. Goth girls are often sporting nose or septum rings, eyebrow piercings, tear piercings, underlip or snake piercings and a range of earlobe, tragus and rook piercings. Bellybutton and nipple piercings are also common, although any type of pierced body embellishment is a matter of personal preference. Tattoos are yet another gorgeous body ornament to embrace if you are into a Goth look, although – it’s not necessary. Goth girls often go with long black/ginger/red/unicorn hair, straight cut hair ala Morticia Addams and/or Pulp Fiction bangs. Undercuts are also very common as are bald or really short dos.

As for makeup – the more daring, the better. Pale face is often a must, with thick lashes and liners giving the eyes a very prominent, almost scary pop. The brows are dark and pointy (often). Lips – red, muted maroon/purple or pale.

With Goth, everything is about twisting and turning staple trend pieces into elements that agree with one’s personality and the level of their Goth. Dare to experiment!

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