Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pros and Cons of Synthetic Hair Wigs

*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you are looking into getting a hair wig, chances are you've come across synthetic hair wigs as well as human hair wigs. Both kinds of wigs have their pros and cons, obviously, so some research is helpful before making a purchase. Let's take a look at the benefits and downsides of synthetic wigs to hopefully help you in your choice.



There are several advantages to wearing a synthetic hair wig. First of all, whatever style you end up choosing is the style you will have permanently (or for as long as you wear the wig, obviously). Synthetic wigs basically have a "memory" of sorts, which means that you don't have to fuss with it to retain the original style, even after washing. For example, if you choose a wavy or curly synthetic hair wig, you don't have to fuss with curling every time - or ever - after washing. Another benefit to synthetic hair wigs is the price. These are much more affordable than a human hair wig. So if price is an issue for you, or you just don't feel like shelling out $500 or more for a wig, synthetic is definitely the way to go for you. One last benefit I'll mention is that I have heard that if you want a short hairstyle, synthetic wigs work much better and require much less fuss and care than a human hair wig.



Downsides to synthetic wigs are pretty simple. You can't use heat styling tools on them, which of course you don't really need, since the style is locked in. Why worry over not being able to use a curling iron when you don't need to? Obviously, you can't change the style or color of a synthetic hair wig but again, as long as you like the look of the wig you purchase, there are no worries! Lastly, if you want a longer hairstyle, synthetic wigs may not work for you as the friction caused by your hair rubbing against the synthetic hair can result in frizz. There are some ways to reduce this, but again, if you like a shoulder-length or shorter hair style, this won't be a concern for you.

Divatress is a leading beauty company that I recently learned about, and I was amazed to see the amount of beauty products they offer. Take a look at their catalog that includes beauty products, makeup, hair care products, and you guessed it, synthetic wigs!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How We Chose a New Vehicle

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Our family recently purchased a new (used) car. This was a process we put a lot of thought, research, and of course, prayer, into. Let's be honest, a vehicle is a rather large purchase, and it's something you hope will last you for quite a few years-you don't want to be looking for a new car every year!

Our first step was obviously deciding what type or size of vehicle would work best for our needs. We take quite a few weekend trips as well as a few 2-week trips every year, so we wanted something with third-row seating and a lot of room for luggage. There's usually 4-5 of us on the trips, and being girls, you know we pack more luggage than we actually need! Having something that would be able to pull a small trailer was something we would like, but not necessarily a necessity. From past experience, I knew my top choice would be a Ford Explorer, but we were open to any type of SUV around that size.



The next step was looking for vehicles within a 2-hour radius of us. We live in a pretty small area so there aren't a huge amount of dealers to choose from nearby, which made the internet a big help. One of my favorite websites to use while doing all this was Cars.com. You can search for new or used cars, and also, my favorite part, check out reviews on vehicles. There was one SUV we had been looking at (I don't recall which make/model it was now) that I was very thankful I had checked reviews before we drove to look at it an hour and a half away. It looked/sounded great, was within our price range, and a newer model, but after reading reviews about how it didn't hold up well, we crossed that one off our list. I can not stress enough how important research is - especially reading reviews - when looking to buy a new vehicle!


The last step in our car-purchase experience was having my dad check out the vehicles. He definitely knows more about cars than I do, so it's helpful to have someone with more car-savvy than I possess to look at each vehicle we thought might be an option. He was quick to point out flaws with some, gave a so-so rating on others, and on the one we ended up purchasing, was completely sold on the vehicle's condition, reliability, and overall good fit for us. And wouldn't you know, we even ended up with the exact make and model of vehicle I was hoping for! We've had this vehicle for a little over three months now and have put about 7,000 miles on it in that time. (I said we do a lot of weekend trips!) All our research definitely paid off, as we have not had the slightest bit of trouble with our Explorer.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Keeping Your Boat Shipshape

Buying the Necessary Components to Fix Your Vessel

It is up to you as the captain and owner of your own yacht to keep your vessel in seaworthy condition.  If you neglect its maintenance or fail to make repairs as necessary, you could end up with a boat that no longer works and is not safe to take out on the open waters.

Whether you lack the skills or not to make the needed repairs, you can save yourself time and money by purchasing maintenance supplies, on board necessities, and replacement parts for boats.  You can find the widest array of inventory for yacht owners by shopping online.


Repairs, Upgrades, and Maintenance

A yacht requires the same if not more upkeep than a car.  Just like any other vehicle, it needs regular oil changes, engine flushes, mechanical replacements, and more to keep it in good running condition.  While you could take your boat to a mechanic for the repairs, you may know how to do some or all of the work yourself.  You can get the parts you need for any job by shopping on the website.

The website lets you shop by brand, part, or manufacturer of your boat.  You may find some universal parts that can work inside of the engine or other systems.  However, if you are a brand fan or must use parts that are made specifically for a particular manufacturer, you can also narrow your search by those filters as well.

All of the parts are listed with their full product descriptions as well as their prices.  You know how much you will spend before you get through the end of the checkout process.  The website routinely offers coupons, savings, and other discounts for people who want to save the most money on their purchases.


Other Nautical Supplies

As the captain of the yacht, it is also up to you keep everyone on board happy and safe.  You do not want anyone suffering from a blood sugar crash or medical emergency while you are out on the water.

You can find supplies like granola, beverages, and more on the website.  You can also find first aid supplies as well as buoys, life jackets, flares, and more to keep everyone safe.


The yacht owner has the responsibility of keeping the boat in good condition and passengers safe. You can get everything you need to enjoy every ride in your boat by shopping for parts, supplies, first aid products, and more online.