5 Things that make living in the UK better than anywhere else in the world

There are many places to live in the large world in which we live. Most of the time people tend to live near their family and rarely venture off to a new area of the world. If you are adventurous and planning on moving to a new place that is vastly different from where you currently live, you may want to consider the UK to set up your new home. This article will highlight some of the best aspects of living in the UK that makes it better than anywhere else in the world.

1. Historical remains. The UK boasts many offerings to its inhabitants, one of which is a plethora of historical remains that are located throughout the country. In both the sprawling countryside and within bustling cities you can find some of the most magnificent historical landmarks that have been preserved for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. For example, if you lived in London you would likely be walking along and stumble upon Benjamin Franklin’s house, or old parts of the London Wall. If you are a history buff, the UK is for you!

2. Tiny villages. “Living off the grid” is becoming more and more popular as time progresses. With the over usage of smartphones and social media, some are finding that they want to disconnect from the world and move to a place that is more quaint and tranquil. The UK can offer a hybrid of this type of lifestyle. There are many tiny villages throughout the UK that offer a quieter, slower lifestyle than what you may find in a busy city. While living in a village will not take you completely off the grid, you will be able to disconnect from the hectic life of the city and slow down to live a quieter life; one in which you can disconnect from social media and instead enjoy the company of others that live and work around you. Some great villages to consider are Avebury, Port Isaac, or Staithes.

3. Greenhouses. The UK can offer great access to some of the best greenhouses in the world. Greenhouses are wonderful for those who are interested in growing their own produce or enjoy growing flowers and other plants that would benefit from greenhouse living. Whether you want a small or large greenhouse, you are likely to find what you are looking for in the UK. For starters, check out https://www.greenhousestores.co.uk/. For great areas to live that offer access to greenhouses, consider Todmorden as it is the greenest city in all of the UK.

4. Seaside towns. The UK has something for everyone and that includes beautiful seaside towns. A seaside town is a great option if you enjoy the oceanside and quiet in the off season but the hustle and bustle of tourists in the warm weather. Seaside towns offer friendly people, beautiful coastlines to explore and enjoy, as well as great food! Living close to the coast is great for those who have a hankering for fresh seafood and the cool sea breeze. Some great towns to consider are Brighton, Tintagel, or Cornwall.

5. National parks. Living in the UK will not leave you with a shortage of things to do. During your free time you can explore many national parks and enjoy exploring castles and museums with ancient artifacts. Whether you are in England, Wales, Ireland, or Scotland, you will be able to find something that suits your fancy.

Disclosure: This post was written by the client. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Shopbop’s Sale on Sale Favorites

You know I can’t resist sharing a good sale!

For 3 days only, Shopbop’s having a sale-on-sale and some items are up to 75% off. Check some of my picks below and guess what? nothing is over $100. Nope, nothing, actually most items are under $70. And you still get to take an additional 20%! Stock up on end of season must haves as well as pre-fall favorites.

Happy shopping!

Chain Necklace // Silver Mules //  Blush Espadrilles // Leather Booties 
Satin Sandals
//Embroidered Purse // Classic Tote // Cute as a button Tray // Long Sleeve Stripe Top//

5 Tips to caring for a new piercing

Piercings are popular and are quite the fashion statement. Whether you are going for a dainty look with small piercings or a more daring look with several piercings in a variety of places, it is important to take care of your piercings and your body. Getting a new piercing is an exciting move but it does need to be cared for properly to prevent infection and irritation of the skin. If you are interested in learning more, check out all that there is to know about piercings on Pierce body. In the meantime, check out some of these tips on how to care for your new piercing.

1. Use a needle instead of a piercing gun. The reason it is important to ask the technician to use a needle instead of a gun is because the needle can go through the right amount of tissue for the piercing without causing much damage. The piercing gun creates a great deal of force and can damage tissue which can lead to long-term problems.

2. Clean the piercing. Be sure to clean your new piercing with soap and water or saline solution twice a day. The easiest way to remember to clean your piercing is by doing it first thing in the morning and at night. While many piercing places in the mall may tell you to use rubbing alcohol to help clean it, avoid doing this as it can dry the piercing out and make the skin around it crack and feel raw.

3. Be careful if you touch it. Be sure that you touch your new piercing with clean hands. Be sure to wash your hands before handling the piercing in any way. If you want to turn your new piercing, you can do so, but make sure that it is wet. Otherwise it could hurt a great deal or get caught on dried skin which could be painful.

4. Ice. If you notice any swelling, it is a good idea to clean it with soap and water and apply some ice to the area for 20 minutes. Do this as often as needed to decrease the pain and swelling.

5. Signs of healing. Depending on where you get a piercing, the healing process could take from two weeks to a year. For example, if you get your ears pierced, you can expect to be completely healed within weeks or months. However, if you get your cartilage pierced, you can expect the healing process to take several months to a year. The best thing to do is to be patient and check for signs of healing. Your piercing will appear to be less swollen, red, and will no longer secret liquids. It will also no longer cause you pain.

The healing process will take less time if you are diligent, patient, and take great care of your new piercing as if it was an open wound or sore. Follow these tips and you will be sure to have a piercing that is well cared for and looks great!

Disclosure: This post was written by the client. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

WISH LIST // AUGUST

Who else is ready for fall? Fall weather doesn’t usually start in Georgia until late October but that’s not stopping me from planning ahead and taking advantage of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale last days. All the items below are currently in stock and on sale but hurry — everything is going fast! Sale ends on Sunday. #nsale

Happy shopping! 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Favorites

If you are a Nordstrom cardholder you can shop their anniversary sale early — seven days earlier than everyone else — to save big on brand-new arrivals. Check out some of my beauty must haves that are currently available during the #NSALE and stay tuned for outfits and more beauty favorites coming next week.

Happy shopping!

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