Shopping Bag With Wheels – Things to Consider When Buying Portable Shopping Carts

If you are looking for an easier way to transport your weekly shopping groceries you may like to consider buying a shopping bag with wheels. 

There are many benefits to be gained from these types of shopping trolleys and they are no longer seen as items that are made solely for senior citizens. Here are just some of the benefits of owning a portable shopping cart with wheels. 

Less Stress On Your Arms and Wrists

If you find it a struggle to carry too much then getting yourself a portable trolley would help immensely. These types of bags will help to alleviate the strain that can be caused by too much heavy lifting. If you get a bag on wheels it could mean that you no longer have to dread overloading your arms with groceries. 

Compact Versions Are Available

The modern versions are now so well made that you will find great ranges that are collapsible. They fold up to the size of a pocket book so they are very easy to store away and do not have to be cumbersome. They also come in a variety of colours and styles so you can pick a traditional black or blue one or you could go for a fun pink or spotty coloured grocery bag. 

Shopping Bags With Wheels Are Very Sturdy

The majority of these types of bags are made from very strong and water repellent materials. This makes them durable and long lasting. Several also have extra compartments with zippers to give you even more storage.

If you do a quick search online you will be able to find good quality shopping bags with wheels at competitive prices.

Green Living – Earth Friendly Behaviors for a Sustainable Lifestyle

‘Living Green’: a great and admirable goal. Yet it is somewhat overwhelming when you aren’t quite sure where to start. The ultimate destination is to live sustainably. Do not create trash, do not waste resources, and do not harm the planet. Although we all conceivably aspire to these mantras, it is easy to get caught up in the lure of instant gratification, time saving short cuts and consumerism that creates most of the problems in the first place.

To aid in the transformation into a sustainable lifestyle, the first step is education. Some behaviors we perceive to be Earth-friendly are actually not. For example – plastic water bottles. There are some perceived warm fuzzies of water bottles –

• We are taking care of ourselves and our families by continuously hydrating.

• By recycling the plastic, we are being environmentally sound.

• Water is an abundant resource and buying in plastic bottles simply makes it convenient and readily available.

But here is the truth about water bottles –

• The process of bottling water takes enormous energy and copious volumes of water many times greater than the amount of water in the bottles being produced. Energy must be used to purify the water to a level that can be packaged and not grow harmful bacteria and most often, water is used for the filtration in the water purification process.

• The creation of the plastic bottles requires petroleum as plastic is a petroleum based product.

• A vast majority of water bottles are NOT recycled but placed in the landfill or worse yet, tossed into the environment. In addition, those that are recycled require great amounts of energy, petroleum and water to be recycled.

• There is growing evidence that storing water in plastic enhances carcinogenic toxins to transfer from the plastic into the water that is then ingested by people.

Using water bottles as an example, there are many behaviors that may seem innocent but the truth is well hidden – typically by those selling the products to encourage consumer purchases. True Green Living is a near and dear to the Earth as possible with minimal waste, minimal use of resources and minimal impact on the planet.

Here are a few suggestions for Green Living that are easy to incorporate into our lives and have no negative effect:

1. Use re-sealable glass containers for transportable drinking water. They emit nothing into the water supply, are treatable so as not to carry pathogens, and you have created no waste or used minimal petroleum to create a re-usable glass.

2. Create a compost pile. If you follow simple, easy steps (no fats, no animal products, add a variety of ingredients including soil), it will never have an odor or attract wildlife yet yield fantastic fertilizer and soil conditioner. Plus, it keeps a great deal of volume out of the landfill.

3. Consign or donate items you no longer need. Remember – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

4. Fix leaky faucets and toilets. Nothing wastes our precious resource of water like inane drips.

5. Do not use synthetic chemicals if possible! This include chemicals for pest control, for cleaning or for health and beauty products. This seems so obvious and yet we consume and are exposed to a gazillion synthetic chemicals each day. These man-made toxins infiltrate and bio-accumulate and wreak havoc in the form of Autism, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, etc.

These are 5 easy to incorporate ideas to live a more sustainable life. Beginning these will help shift your mind to a more Earth friendly lifestyle and snowball forward to encourage a greener and greener existence. Another step towards Living Green.

The Different Types of Ladies Watches – Jewellery, Dress and Ladies Sport Watches

Different styles of ladies watches have become popular over the years. Dress, jewellery and ladies sports watches are as popular now as they ever were, but wrist watches have not always been so popular. Women have been wearing watches as pendants around their necks much longer than they have worn them for fashion on their wrists.

Back before wrist watches were common, pocket watches were a popular accessory. These were usually concealed inside dress seams connected to the skirt, or within the waist band. They were often worn with earrings, a brooch or a pin, rings and other types of fashion accessories.

In contemporary life, watches are updated alongside new fashion trends and styles. These can change on a frequent basis making it very difficult for women to decide whether to wear a simple watch with a timeless design or chase the trend of the day. Some women find that collecting watches can make things a little easier.

There are three general categories from which to base a collection of ladies watches. All three can usually be purchased from the same manufacturers, but it’s often be nice to mix up manufacturers as well.

Sport Watches

Ladies sport watches are the perfect choice for the active woman. There is no limit on how extreme your activity, these watches are built to accommodate your physical lifestyle. Whether running, cliff diving, Pilates or rock climbing is your cup of tea, a high-performance, tough, durable, water proof sports watch can compliment your pace of life perfectly.

These types of watches are usually made of tougher materials like rubber, leather, titanium or steel, but with a thinner sleeker strap than a mans sports watch. Womens sports watches often provide useful sporting watch features too, like compass, thermometer, stopwatch, countdown timer and even a flashlight.

Dress Watches

Dressier watches are the epitome of elegance and are suited to woman on formal occasions. A dress watch must look attractive and should match your outfit, skin color and sense of style. As long as it doesn’t feature, rubber straps, velcro, huge markings or oversized parts a ladies watch qualifies in the dress watch category.

Jewellery Watches

This last category of watches features a timepiece that is more carefully crafted and put together, and often includes stones and precious gems as centerpiece features. Ladies jewellery watches are matched by clarity and color before being set in the watch and are often made from rare metals like silver and gold.

The history of ladies watches is a fascinating one and it is interesting to look back and observe how designs have changed over the years from the small sleek watches of today, compared to the pendants and pocket watches of yesteryear.

When buying a watch, ensure you choose one that you are comfortable with and considering starting a collection of all three types of ladies watches. Dress, jewellery and ladies sport watches. This will give you more options to choose from when the right situation arises.

Choosing the Best Set of Hair Extensions

So you want to find the right hair extensions… well, here is a comprehensive guide to selecting the right hair extensions for you, how to ensure you do not waste money ordering extensions of low quality, that simply won’t last you more than a month, how to help you not to buy extensions that will damage your hair at the root, leading to alopecia, and how to buy that ultimate set of extensions to help you to instantly achieve volume, length or that celebrity style. This article focuses on clip-in hair extensions, and explains why I favor them over pre-bonded and micro-loop extensions.

Clip-in hair extensions are a great investment. The beauty of hair extensions in general is that they instantly allow you to change your look and achieve styles that you simply couldn’t without waiting months for your hair to grow, if you want length; but if you want additional volume or to recreate the Kardashian/Cheryl Cole or many other celebrity looks, the extensions really is the only way. Don’t be fooled, almost all celebrities wear extensions! So why clip-in’s? Well, clip in hair extensions are quick to apply over permanent solutions and if you buy a good weight of hair, they give your roots a much needed rest when you taken them out, which permanent extensions do not do, and they costs between £50-100 for a good set (more on price later – you get what you pay for!).

A good weight for extensions is 120g of hair, and that is perfect for 90% of people out there, maybe 140-160g if you have very thick hair – anymore than 160g and you are a much increased risk of alopecia. I would strongly advise anyone buying to ignore all websites, salons, and stores offering more than 160g, as yes this will give you extra thickness, all too often an unnatural looking thickness way beyond the levels of even Kim Kardashian), but the risk of alopecia is very high. A UK company offers 215g set of extensions, but this weight will pull more on the roots of the hair and will also look too thick. Why do you think top stylists use comb cutting scissors to thin your hair at the salon, to reduce the weight and allow for a more luxurious and volumised style, so why add 215g of hair back in, stressing the roots and undoing all of the good work your (since you’re reading this, probably expensive) haircut. Also, bear in mind a full head of bonded extensions, or micro loop extensions would use about 100-200 pieces of hair which weigh 0.8g of hair per piece, which is roughly 80-160g of hair.

Next, we come to the quality of the hair. This is a tough one. Almost all suppliers will claim that they offer “the best” hair available, but this is not the case. I suggest that if you want durable stitching (so your hair doesn’t shed), very soft hair that holds a curl, and doesn’t matte, I would recommend spending about £90-100, but you should expect them to last 12+ months, if you look after them. Extensions that cost less than this would have been made with less care, use poor quality hair, or both! There would be little point in buying these for £40-50 if they last you 3 months, as that would mean £160-200 for 12 months – or you could spend £90-100!

In terms of caring for your extensions, that is quit simple. ALWAYS use heat protecting spray! This will stop the hair from drying out and becoming ratty. Next, wash the hair as necessary, i.e. when there is a build up of products, mousse/hairspray/argan oil/seasalt spray/etc. Allow your hair to dry naturally when washing. Once a month use a deep conditioning hair mask to add back oils and moisture back into the hair (sounds obvious, but extensions won’t get these replaced naturally like your own hair does). For extra shine, use argan oil. Be careful not to over do it though, as you will end up with a greasy set of extensions that need washing!