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Being invited to a wedding is an exciting feeling, but then comes the anxiety of buying the perfect gift. If you are the type of person that rarely goes to weddings unless it is immediate family or good friends then you probably are on the fence of what is considered “acceptable” as a gift. The main thing to remember is that you were invited to their wedding! You are being treated like a true guest of honor because lets be honest it is not cheap to host an event! The budget should only come in to play if you really Read More →

Over the Top Proposals Proposals used to be an intimate moment between a couple where a man gets down on his knee and asks the million dollar question…”will you marry me?” The new trend is to plan an intricate performance that involves dancing, large groups of people, movie previews, etc. Men have gone as far as hiring proposal planners! People spend a fortune on their proposals, to not only ensure the answer to their question is a yes, but to make it something your significant other will never forget. One story between a couple Matt and Ginny was one of Read More →

Emperor of France’s Engagement Ring Sold at Auction for $949,000 In 1796 the former Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte proposed with a traditional engagement ring that consisted of two pear shaped stones, one being a sapphire and the other a diamond. He proposed to his lovely Josephine de Beauharnais. The ring was put up for auction at Osenat Auction House at the Fountainbleu in France.  It exceeded everyone’s expectations when the ring crushed its original estimation price of only $20,000 dollars. The crowd was on the edge of their seat watching bidders go back and forth raising the prices each Read More →

Most people assume the more calories they burn, or the more weights the lift the slimmer they actually will become. This could be true for the first couple of pounds, but it is all about what you are consuming. Your body is sort of like a machine. If you pollute  your body with junk and then burn it off your body will slowly deteriorate. The list of 10 foods have been scientifically proven to reduce your appetite and naturally stimulate energy! 1. Cabbage- cabbage is one of those Irish traditional foods that is full of vitamins and antioxidants! There is Read More →

15 Beauty Tips You Should Know Not everyone knows the proper way to care for their skin, hair and nails. Most people assume they can trust what a label tells them! This is completely false! Here are 15 amazing tips that can enhance your overall appearance! Especially before a big day like your wedding!  1.Contouring Bronzer:  A good thing to remember when contouring with bronzer is to suck in your cheeks like a fish and then apply the makeup. Don’t use too much! Remember you can always reapply, taking off bronzer is a much harder concept. 2. How to Remove Read More →

Do it Yourself Wedding Ideas!   Want to add some personal crafts to your special day, but don’t know where to even start! Here is a compilation of crafty ideas that can help make your wedding stand out! 1. Drinks Most couples have different tastes in drinks, men like the darker liquors such as whiskey, spiced rum, etc. Women on the other hand want a more feminine drink such as cosmopolitans and mixed fruity drinks. Making a compilation sign on saying HIS and the other saying HERS and the drinks that you are offering is a cute way to make sure Read More →

Budget on an Engagement Ring: Inexpensive Diamonds Shapes If you are looking to budget on an engagement ring, the best thing to do would be design your own ring. Personally pick out a metal setting that wont run you more than 500 dollars (basically any plain 14k yellow or white gold setting depending on the jeweler) then go to a reputable source that has a GIA certificate for a loose diamond. When a diamond is loose you can put it into the setting you’ve purchased! Here is a list of diamond shapes that are H in color, SI1 in clarity Read More →

Man Shells out 45k on Engagement Proposal Would you spend $45,000 on proposing to your girlfriend? Would you plan a secret getaway and zip off in a vintage car, all just for a simple yes to the most quoted question “Will you Marry me?” 27 year old romantic, Josh Ogle shelled out over $45,000 on his proposal to his girlfriend Nataliya Lavryshyn. Ogle started off with a traditional date night with Lavryshyn. He surprised her when he got down on one kneww and popped the question. The ring was approximately $21,000, but the proposal didn’t stop there. After Nataliya said Read More →

The History of Diamonds Diamonds are the most natural thing created on the earth. It has one main ingredient and that’s carbon. A diamond is a natural makeup of crystalline carbon that has been brought to the earths surface by volcanic eruptions. The reason everyone crazes over these gemstones is because it is literally the hardest substance on earth. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond! Since these stones are so tough they are usually used in an industrial sense. The diamond acts as an abrasive tool in the world today. Diamonds can be dated back Read More →

15 Things you Probably Didn’t Know About Engagement Rings 1. The first engagement ring dates back to the ancient Egyptian period. The ring was placed on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed there was a vein that connected all the way to your heart. This vein was considered the “Love” vein. 2. The most expensive engagement ring belongs to singer Beyonce Knowles. It is 18 Carats and cost around 5 million dollars. This ring was given to her by Rapper Jay-Z. 3. In the olden days, engagement rings were given as a promise to always Read More →