Relapsed

How to Tell That Someone You Love has Relapsed

When you book a friend or family member into an addiction recovery facility, it can feel like the toughest day of your life. However, there’s something even harder than that – and that’s believing that the person who tried so hard in the rehab facility may have had a relapse. But, how do you know for sure? Here are a few tell-tale signs.

Their Mood Changes

When someone successfully comes out the other side of drug addiction, their positivity and zest for life can be a breath of fresh air. However, it doesn’t always last forever. Once the bite of reality hits, previous drug users may find themselves surrounded by their same old triggers – and it might be too hard to resist.

A mood change can mean they are fighting the urge to take drugs or consume alcohol. Or, it can say they have already succumbed to the temptation and now feel ashamed, guilty, or frustrated.

Secretive Behaviour

When a loved one comes home from drug rehab, you may revel in having them back again. If, however, you notice that they are leaving the house when you’re not home or late at night, or they don’t tell you where they’re going, that can be an alarm bell for a relapse. Any secretive behaviour is something on which you should keep an eagle eye.

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Red Lipstick

Red Lipstick – Is It Right for You?

Red Lipstick – Is It Right for You?

Believe it or not, choosing a red lipstick shade involves more than selecting the one you like the most. If you’re looking to learn new beauty tips, then beginning with your lipstick is an excellent place to start. After all, red lipstick can make or break your look. Here is how to achieve that killer look with a devilish red shade.

Know Your Skin Type

Everybody has a different skin type and knowing yours can make all the difference to how you dress, accessorise, and apply your makeup. To determine the skin type you have, you can look at the inside of your wrist. If your veins are more of a green colour than blue, your skin type is ‘warm’. However, if they are more blue than green, you have ‘cool’ skin. And, if they’re an eclectic mix of both green and blue, you have a sought-after ‘neutral’ skin. Believe it or not, being aware of your skin type can make all the difference to the shade of red lipstick that will suit you.

What Works with Warm Skin?

If you have established, through reading various beauty tips, that you have warm skin, the options are endless for the red tones of lipstick you’ll suit. Because your skin is warm, you’re going to want to opt for warm red colours as well. Lipstick tones considered warm are those with words like orange, coral, and sunset in the name. However, if you haven’t seen your dentist for teeth whitening in a while, avoid those more orange-like shades as they can accentuate discolouration in teeth.

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Engagement Ring

How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Traditionally, when couples began looking for engagement rings, the expectation was that the man should spend the equivalent of his income for two months. In today’s terms, that’s around 3,000 Australian dollars for the average Australian’s annual salary.

For some people, that’s not a possibility, and for others, that doesn’t seem nearly enough for the woman in their life. As a result, it can often be more about your personal circumstances as opposed to an age-old rule. However, it can still be a challenge to know how much to spend on engagement rings. After all, how do you know whether you’ve paid enough, or too much? Consider the following before you go ahead and purchase those engagement rings.

Your Significant Other’s Expectations

If you have discussed the prospect of marriage before, you are bound to have a fair idea of what your loved one expects or would like. If you have discussed it at length as well, you may even have a sense of the diamond clarity, shape, how many carats, and overall style she would prefer.

Before you go ahead and buy a ring, try to have a fair idea of what your fiancé-to-be would expect. Would they want you to spend the big bucks or would they be happy with anything you got them as long as you put in the thought and effort?

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Benefits of Water

Benefits of Water for Your Skin

You can benefit from soft, supple, and healthy skin by using natural skin care products on a frequent basis. However, you can also do your skin all kinds of favours by making sure it’s as hydrated as possible. But, why is water so good for your skin? What can it do? Find out below.

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema occur for many reasons, including having a poor diet or using low-quality skin care products. If you keep up your water intake, you may find that it can help to alleviate the irritation. What’s more, the more water you drink, the abler your body is to flush out toxins. This, too, can reduce the irritation and effects of skin conditions and offer a healthy glow.

Stress-Related Skin Damage

When you don’t use organic skin care products, or you find yourself in a stressful situation where you don’t take care of your skin, you may notice it becomes become dry, flaky, itchy, or even oily with a threat of acne just around the corner. Stress is exceptionally harmful to your skin, but water in the form of a cold bath or shower can be of assistance.

Stay under the cold water for up to three minutes then get out. It rejuvenates your skin, improves your circulation, and leaves you feeling revitalised. You can then towel dry yourself and apply an organic skin care product of your choice.

Anti-Ageing

If you use organic skin care products as an anti-ageing serum, then you will no doubt already be reaping the rewards of reduced fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you want to take it one step further, you only need to remember to drink water. It’s that straightforward.

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Destinations with Currency

Getting Bang for Your Buck – Destinations with Currency in Your Favour

Travelling to a new country can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. You can navigate through mountainous terrain, experience new culture, stay in luxurious Bali villas, and make so many new friends. However, if you’re on a budget, you may be setting your sights on those more affordable tourist hot spots. If you want better bang for your buck, here’s where to go.

Chile

South America is becoming more popular with tourists every year, with Chile proving to be a real hot spot as well. You get to enjoy palm tree-lined beaches, spectacular views of the Andes if you make your way to Santiago and vibrant food. The most significant benefit of visiting Chile, however, is the cost.

Even the most luxurious accommodation is a fraction of the price of what you would pay elsewhere, yet you have a range of tourist attractions and historical locations right on your doorstep. What’s more, one Australian dollar equates to 479 Peso. Comparing this into entertainment terms, you can enjoy a hearty and authentic meal for less than ten Australian dollars.

Morocco

If you’re excited about heading off the beaten track a little bit, then Morocco is well worth adding to the top of your travel list. Located in North Africa, it’s a vibrant, exciting and very cultural country with eclectic mixes of Arabian, European, and Berber influences.

When you go to Morocco, there is so much to see, do and experience. You can visit the Royal Fort overlooking a body of water or check out many of the marketplaces selling pottery, ceramics, jewellery and even lanterns. What’s more, it’s very affordable to visit. One average dinner costs around 3 Moroccan dirham, which equates to a little over four Australian dollars.

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No-Fuss HairStyles

No-Fuss Hair Styles That Work

We’ve all experienced it – the shock and horror after sleeping through your alarm, only to discover you’ve got far less time than you require to get ready for work. Then, lo and behold, your hair’s a mess, and you don’t have time to straighten it, use product, or even put much effort into it at all. If your line of work requires you to be presentable but there’s just not enough time, why not consider a no-fuss hairstyle that works?

While it takes just a few minutes, you’re sure to find any of these hairstyles below can be a new favourite for your morning regime – whether you’re running late for work or not.

Messy Bun

The messy bun is easily one of the best hairstyles ever created. There are many different ways to style a messy bun, but it takes just a few minutes to master. A messy bun is perfect for when you just don’t have time to have those frizzy ends behaving as they should. Just create a ponytail then twist your hair around into a bun form and fasten a hair tie over the top. It might not be anything special, but it’s a hairstyle that looks both smart and presentable.

Brush It Up

If time is of the essence and there’s no time to waste, grab your brush and get brushing! A Brush It Up style involves brushing your hair to remove all the tangles, then sweeping it upwards from the bottom to form a high ponytail. Once you’ve fastened that with a hair tie, put on a basic headband that sits a little back from your hairline. You’ll find you’re looking tidy and presentable in no time.

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Resistance training

The Best Resistance Training Exercises

Resistance training, also known as weight training or toning, is a popular and effective form of exercise that will have you looking fit and healthy in no time. Its name is derived from the way in which you exercise, which involves using the opposite force for your muscles – such as with bands or dumbbells.

There are so many reasons why you need to include resistance training in your exercise routine, and you are sure to notice the benefits. Your body shape will change for the better, you will see improved muscle strength and power, your metabolic rate will go through the roof, and even your bone health will improve. If all these benefits sound appealing, consider some of the best resistance training exercises below.

Plank

If you want to avoid getting lower back pain and tighten your core muscles, then a good exercise to carry out is called a plank. At first glance, the plank looks easy. After all, you don’t actually have to do anything, right? Wrong. A plank is one of the most effective exercises for strengthening your core muscles, and it’s most certainly not because you do nothing.

A plank involves lying on your stomach, then raising your body up so that you’re positioned on your elbows and your toes – similar to a press up. You then need to lower your buttocks down until it’s positioned at about the same height as your shoulders. Make sure you don’t point your bottom upwards as this is a form of “relief” and doesn’t help work those core muscles.

Squeeze your naval area so that it’s pointing towards your spine and hold this position for 30 seconds. If you’re starting from scratch with core exercises, it might even be helpful to hold it for 10 seconds, then release, then hold it again for 10 seconds and so on.

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Wisdom Teeth

Your Guide to Wisdom Teeth

If you start to feel pain or discomfort in your mouth during your late teens or early 20s, there’s every possibility your wisdom teeth are either growing through or have grown through. Unfortunately, very rarely does this final set of molars make their entrance known quietly. While there’s every possibility your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly aligned, there’s an even higher chance of them being misaligned and troublesome for your other teeth. As a result, it might be time to call upon the services of a dentist like Candlewood Dental Centre.

Knowing you may have to see a dentist about your wisdom teeth can be frightening for some people. Friends and family might have shared their horror stories with you, or you might just be afraid of the dentist. To alleviate your concerns and to give you as much information as you need, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions.

How do I know my wisdom teeth are causing problems?

Aside from general discomfort, wisdom teeth can make themselves known in a number of ways. Unlike your other teeth, they don’t just turn up and sit quietly. They usually arrive with a bit of uproar and tend to cause discontent with your other teeth. Wisdom teeth can be described as a bad neighbour, and they make themselves known in the following ways:

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Botox Injections

How Exactly Does Botox Work?

You may have heard lots about the benefits or even the side effects of Botox injections, but you may not realise exactly how they work. Many people opt to have Botox treatment to get rid of facial wrinkles that they feel make them look older or unattractive.  Some who want to reduce the cost of treatment go overseas, but this option should be considered carefully, especially if you’ve never had it before. Countries like Bali and Thailand are great places to visit, but not so much for having a cosmetic procedure.

Overseas medical and hygiene standards are not so high as Australian ones, so  choosing a cosmetic surgeon in Perth might be the better option. At least you know you’ll get a highly trained doctor. There are risks in having any kind of medical procedure in a Third World country.

So how does Botox actually work to get rid of those wrinkles in your face? Wrinkles are caused by the movement of muscles under the skin.  This muscle movement happens multiple times a day and eventually causes the skin to wrinkle permanently where it occurs. It’s something that you can’t stop from happening and the older you get the, the less elasticity is in the skin, so it doesn’t return to its normal place. The result is a wrinkle – or more likely, several wrinkles.

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Bridesmaid Robe

How to Choose the Best Bridesmaid Robe

One of the most exciting aspects of any wedding is when the bride-to-be gets to spend time with some of her dearest friends and family. Many, of which, will end up in her bridal party. You get to dress up in bridesmaid robes, reminisce on old times, and share in the excitement of someone finding the love of their life and starting a new chapter together.

If you’re the bride-to-be, and you’re looking for bridesmaid robe options to suit your bridal party, we’ve come up with a few questions to ask yourself so you can make the right purchasing decision.

Will they suit all members of my bridal party?

There are many different bridesmaid robes on the market, and it just takes a quick Google search to realise the extent of the available options. While you might find one that looks nice, it’s helpful to take into consideration the requirements of your bridal party who will be wearing them. Floral, monogrammed, satin or cotton bridesmaid robes are all valid options, but will a subtle and classic robe be more suitable for most of your bridal party, or will something more outlandish tick all the boxes?

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