Self care: Take yourself away and make holiday memories

I want to write a quick post about self care… I know everybody says to do the little things for yourself to make sure you don’t forget and neglect yourself when you get busy with life, and they are absolutely correct! It is so important to take a step back and consider what you need . As well as the small things that help like taking a bubble bath, an afternoon away from the kids, a mental health day off work, an evening out with friends or a quiet night in bed with a glass of wine and a good book… whatever it is that you consider self care, do those things that make life a little better and easier so you are living your best life!

Not only do the small things matter, it is okay to do big things for yourself too, even the things that might make you feel a little guilty. Buy yourself that pair of shoes that you really want but don’t really need, take yourself out to the fancy restaurant you’ve been dying to try, treat yourself to a holiday/vacation that you could live without but really want to. I know that might seem a little extreme but some of my favourite memories have been while on holiday and if being away from everyday life and being happy isn’t self care then I don’t know what is. Having a break and creating some wonderful memories is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

You don’t have to go to the other side of the world like I did to have an amazing time and create some memories that will last you a life time. I have had amazing holiday moments in local places like Scotland, Italy and France. I am definitely due another holiday soon as I haven’t been away this year, right now I am looking at Holiday Gems for something for this year, Find their all inclusive holiday deals for 2018 here For me taking pictures when I’m away is very important because it gives me something I can share with friends and family and spark memories or being away that I will always have.

IMG-20180321-WA0036Santa Croce Lake

Beautiful photo taken in Italy that holds a lot of memories for my family. It’s not only beautiful scenery that you bring back from trips away…

A recent trip I took to Scotland will be something I will never forget , it was not my first time in Scotland but it will definitely be the most memorable as I went to see my father get married. one of the best memories I have had while on holiday. I haven’t been to wedding since I was around 10 years old so this was extra special and it made it even more special being someplace beautiful while it took place.


I have Holiday memories from as far back as 12 years old when i went to France the second time. this time with school and friends instead of family and I’m still friends with some of those people now. I remember the girls I shared a room with , I remember getting Calamari rings at a restaurant because I thought they were onion rings and being thoroughly disgusted when I bit into one lol and that being the reason I didn’t try calamari until I was 31 years old. I remember the disco we had on the last night and I even remember what I wore (ever the fashionista).

I honestly can stress how helpful to my mental well-being I find taking the time ti go away for a while and just have fun with no worries. I always come back feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on my life.

*this post is in collaboration with holiday gems but all content and opinions are my own*



Cutting it all off and starting over

Ever since I was a little girl, hair has always been an important part of my life. I remember my mum being very into hair and always doing my hair in different hairstyles and me always being complimented on it. In the black community, hair plays a major role in the way you present yourself, with natural hair considered scruffy looking and European influenced styles like straightened hair being the more professional and acceptable look. In the last few years the natural hair movement has become huge, with increasing numbers of women of colour giving up the chemicals to straighten their hair and embracing it in its natural state.

Over the years I have had many many different hair styles. From chemically straightening my hair, wearing braids, weaves, extentions, colouring my hair, having an undercut and side cut and cutting it into various styles. Anyone who knows me or has had a scroll through my Instagram will see that I change up my hair, sometimes as often as weekly.  It’s one of the ways I like to express myself, that as well as the clothes I wear and the makeup I choose on any particular day.

In August last year I decided that I wanted to stop damaging my hair with the chemicals that made it bone straight and I would “go natural” and embrace and leave about my hair in its natural state.

20180325_140008 My hair six months ago when I did the big chop.

I’ve been very lucky in that I have never experienced drastic hair loss from all the things I put my hair through, especially using hair relaxers to permanently straighten. I have seen so many horror stories about people who have used the at home system incorrectly or left the product on for too long and it had caused irreversible damage resulting in either their hair falling out or being forced to cut their hair off because there is just no saving it. When this happens people tend to turn to wigs or even look into hair transplantation in extreme cases when the hair may not grow back.

In August when I decided to go natural I did the big chop and cut off all of my straight hair, leaving just the curly roots that had been growing in since my last relaxer. In the months since then I have been taking good care of my hair, not putting any heat on it at all, keeping it moisturised and watching it flourish!

While my hair is at it’s short awkward length and I am struggling to find many cute styles, I have been turning to wigs to express myself and fulfills my need to change up my hair every so often, I’ve shown you one of my favourite wigs in a previous post but I have a nice handful of them now that I like to switch between when I’m not just wearing my real hair out.

IMG_20180325_134248The four wigs I currently have in rotation while I’m waiting for my hair to grow back.

Today is six months to the day since I cut all my hair off so it seemed fitting to post a hair post today. Cutting off all my hair and starting over is 100 percent the best thing I could have done for my hair and I plan to continue to keep it natural and let it be what it wants to be.


  1.  The bride in her dress

    This is a picture that is paramount to take on any wedding day, as it shows the bride looking the most beautiful; the way that she has envisioned herself to look since she was a young girl fantasizing about marriage.


  1.  The wedding party

Make sure to have photos taken of your wedding party; the group that is beside you when you are exchanging your vows. Photos of the wedding party should be taken as a group; with the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen, another one with the bridesmaids alone and the last one with the groomsmen alone.


  1.    The bride with her parents

 This is another important picture to take on your wedding day. This picture is especially important since it signifies you leaving your parents home to go start your own. Of course, not everyone has their parents at the time of their wedding, but those who do have parents or a guardian that is there for you, then this is usually a priceless photo.


  1.    The bride arriving at the ceremony

 This is usually a great picture since it culminates where it all begins. The picture is taken to show the bride walking down the aisle in readiness for a new chapter in her life.


  1.    The bride and the groom at the altar

 This is a wonderful picture as it signifies when the bride and the groom exchange their vows and vow to love each other for the rest of their lives.


  1.   The first kiss after marriage

 This is an important photograph to be taken, as it signifies the first time the bride and the groom kiss as a married couple, showing the world that they love each other and its exclusive.


  1.    Walking down the aisle as newlyweds

 With the vows and rings exchanged, as well as the marriage certificate signed in front of friends and family, it is time to leave the venue together for the first time as a married couple. This is a great picture as it captures the new couple smiling wide happy to be finally bound together.

  1.    The reception

 Another great picture to capture on your wedding day is your reception, the venue, the guests, the cake and everything else. It is important as it keeps the memory of your friends and family rejoicing together with you on your big day.


  1.   Fun moments

 These are photographs to keep the memories of the fun moments that happened during your wedding; maybe your dance at the reception, playful moments between husband and wife and such like moments. These are great since they will always put a smile on your face when you are going through your wedding album. For the best photographs of your wedding for residents of Devon, consult Dan Ward Photography, Wedding Photographer Devon.

 10.   The groom waiting for the bride at the altar

 This is a great photo that will bring back the husband’s memory of how he waited for his bride during their wedding day, was he nervous or as calm as could be.

Understanding the Popularity of Vaping


For those uninitiated to vaping, as well as many of those who are new to vaping, the appeal can be rather confusing. What are those puffy clouds vapers are always exhaling? Moreover, why are there so many different types of e-liquid in the vape store down the street?

Explaining the popularity and benefits of vaping to friends and family who do not vape can be difficult without knowing the message you want to communicate.

Here are some ideas for conveying the benefits of vaping to non-vapers and helping them understand what makes people want to join the amazing vape community.

Vaping Reduces Exposure to Chemicals That Cause Cancer

Vaping has been widely recognized as an activity that reduces the risk of lung cancer and the lifetime risk of other cancers as compared to smoking cigarettes, pipe tobacco or cigars.

Tobacco smoke from these traditional methods of smoking exposes the user to more than four thousand different chemicals, many of which are carcinogenic. These chemicals can cause or contribute to the likelihood of getting different types of cancer.

Vaping, on the other hand, exposes the user to only a small amount of flavours — many of which are natural — as well as the amount of nicotine they choose and a small amount of either propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, which are entirely safe.

The Fascinating Reason Vaping Is a Safer Activity Than Smoking

Lighting up a cigarette requires a spark, if not a flame. With this, there comes a risk of setting your clothing, your belongings or even your house on fire.

Smokers may scoff at this, but it is a very real risk. Vaping, on the other hand, does not require a flame and therefore has an extremely low — if not non-existent — risk of engulfing your home in flames.

Beyond this, any smoker knows the frustration of having their lighters stolen or borrowed by friends and colleagues. With vaping, you avoid this irritating inconvenience forever.



Flavour Power: What Vaping Does That Smoking Can’t

An enormous part of the appeal of vaping is the astonishing variety of flavours of e-liquids.

Just because you have a favourite food doesn’t mean that you want to have it for every meal, right? The diverse flavour profiles of e-liquids on the market mean even the pickiest and most discerning of consumers can find something they will enjoy.

Similarly, some people find that vaping reduces cravings for unhealthy foods, like cakes or pastries, and it has helped them achieve diet goals.

Best of all, you can combine different tastes and flavours to develop a personalized e-liquid that suits your preferences. Why not blend coffee and cinnamon roll flavoured e-liquid to make a smooth, delicious breakfast-like blend? Alternatively, mash up the e-liquids flavoured like your two favourite fruits for something lighter and more enjoyable.

No matter what kind of person you are or what flavours you enjoy, there is a delicious e-liquid available to suit your taste buds.

Vaping as a Social Activity

An aspect of vaping that people tend to seriously underestimate is the social quality that comes with sharing.

Many people who smoke cigarettes report that beyond the cravings and symptoms of withdrawal they so often experience, the worst part of quitting smoking is the loss of socialization that comes with no longer huddling outside over a shared cigarette.

Many ex-smokers report they miss having to take regular breaks throughout the day to smoke, spend a few minutes chatting with mates and bond over a shared activity. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many people who relapse and resume smoking report they did so because they missed the social and community aspect of smoking together.

No more! With vaping, you can share with friends and others, preserving the aspect of sharing, community and relaxation in an outdoor setting, while avoiding the unwanted health effects of smoking cigarettes.

In fact, in recent years, vaping has become an event and a reason for social activity, as young people hold “vape parties” where they share and compare e-liquid flavours, vape hardware and more.

Vaping Complements Other Activities and Feelings

Many people who vape struggle to put their finger on exactly what it is about the activity that appeals to them. They say things like, “It just feels good,” or “I feel like it relaxes me for some reason.”

Indeed, several people who use vaping products report they use them specifically to complement certain moods, to elicit specific vibes or to enhance an experience they are already having.

For instance, minty-fresh Candy Cane e-liquid can perk up your mood, wake you up in the morning or provide a refreshing blast of energy midday.


All the Smoke Without the Smell

With vaping, you’ll say goodbye to the stench of tobacco smoke lingering on everything around you. Anyone who has ever kissed a cigarette smoker can attest to how off-putting the taste can be.

With vaping, this simply does not happen. Rather than smelling or tasting like smoke, you’ll have an enjoyable flavour lingering in your mouth, so you’ll be ready for the next kiss!

Staying organised at home.

One of the biggest things for me working at home is managing my time and staying organised so everything runs smoothly.

I like to keep and tidy workspace because it keeps my mind clear and I bullet journal because it allows me to structure all my activities and thoughts in a way that reflects by laid back schedule opposed to day to page planners aimed at people with a more regular routine.

I need to be able to organise work tasks as well as household tasks and social events and appointments and thoughts and to do lists and TV shows I’m watching and every else you can think of and bullet journaling gives you a huge wide open canvas for you to create something that suits your needs.

Along side my journal I am now looking for a noticeboard of some kind that is always out with the things I need to see day to day and also things that involve other household members that they may need to see too. I want something up in a communal space so both me and my sister can see when joint things are coming up for example the next landlord inspection or appointments for our dogs and maybe even things that need to be added to the next shopping list.

I have two desks (work stations) in my bedroom  one I use to work at and one is use as my make up vanity table, I got both desks at IKEA for a really great price and they work perfectly for what I use them for.

20180305_152440This is the desk I work at. Its the Linnmon desk which I chose with the black legs.

Having a noticeboard up in front of my work desk would be good for managing my time so I’m able to start and finish work at a set time knowing what tasks need to be completed that day. I think noticeboards are a good way to keep your mind clear because you have everything you need to remember in one place so your mind isn’t always cluttered thinking about what needs to be done. They are up and out of the way and easy to add to or change whether you choose a whiteboard or a pinboard.

The noticeboard I’m looking at, at the moment caught my eye for a few reasons  It’s the Camira Lucia pinboard from Sundeala.

Screenshot_20180313-100623Obviously my name is Lucia so who wouldn’t want something that had their name! Not only that but it comes in so many colours so whatever your colour scheme in your home it office you will be able to find a fabric colour that will work. Most important for me about this particular pinboard is that it has no frame, so if you can see in the picture of my desk area I have a hanging canvas on the wall behind my desk so I would much prefer a notice board that doesn’t have a metal frame.

Something I just got this week to get to help with staying organised at home is a small drawer unit that I can keep all the things I am working on at that time. I like to always keep my desk tidy all the time so being able to keep papers and notes and small items I’m reviewing close by and within reach but still out of eye sight is perfect for me.

Screenshot_20180313-100056This is the Lennart drawers under the Linnmon desk I have and the combo works great in my room. Creating the perfect work space in my home is really important to me as it helps to motivate me and encourages me to be creative.

What helps keep you motivated and what are your best organisational tools?

some thoughts on dating…

How long is long enough to focus on yourself before starting to look for love again?
I have been single 3 years and I have been dating on and off during that time. I use online dating sites to meet new people so I have a little bit of experience to work with. Sometimes I go on a couple of dates a weeks and sometimes I go months without talking to anyone at all, it just kinda depends how I’m feeling.
I use recommendations from Friends to decide which sites I want to sign up with and listen to their experiences on said sites to chose the best one for me.
I like to use dating sites to meet new people and to get out more and learn what the dating scene was like again and its always nice to meet people you may not come across in your normal everyday life.

As a plus size woman I find a couple of things very handy when dating; I like to make sure I arrive at the bar/restaurant first. Personally I like to get there a few minutes early. That way I can walk in, get a drink and find an area of the bar/pub that I like the most. I can sit down and get comfortable and sorted before they arrive.

Choosing your time wisely is also something to think about. The time that you meet someone can help take the pressure off. Try and meet someone in the evening, rather than the afternoon where you could be stuck for hours on a date you aren’t comfortable. If you do have to meet in the afternoon, tell them beforehand you have somewhere to be at a set time so that you can leave as and when you need.

Dating in a new area is a really good way to see who and what is in that area and it also gives the opportunity to go on dates and visit bars and restaurants that you haven’t been to before.

A couple of sites that are really good for  daters are no strings dating and single women in Galloway.

There are so many things to think about when you are about to start dating, for example how far you’re willing to travel to date, what the age range is you are willing to date, what qualities you look for in a potential partner now etc because you may have changed and aged since your last relationship and may be looking for something completely different but the very first thing I had to establish with myself was that I was actually ready to meet somebody new. I also have a think about weather I was looking for the same qualities as I was when I was searching last time I’ve grown older I live in a different city so I had to make sure but I knew exactly what it was I was looking for before I started looking.

There are so many lesser known websites that help people find a whole host of different types of relationships and I’m going to share a few of them with you but there are so many more for you to decide what suits your particular needs. The following are all over 50’s dating sites. The sites are regional so you can find local people. Senior datingMerseyside dating and date Cheshire singles are just a handful.

Looking for new lace wigs?

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As a woman of colour who loves to experiment with her hair, I am always on the lookout for good quality, inexpensive lace wigs. If you look at my Instagram you will see that I always change up my hair. I recently tried out a new wig that is synthetic, which is new for me, as I wanted to try out some longer units and didn’t want to spend too much in case it didn’t suit me. I ended up going with the Freetress wig in the style Karissa and I absolutely love it! It reminds me of wearing bundles, you get that super long, thick, diva hair without the price of bundles.



Freetress Equal deep invisible L part – Karissa, this unit is great for nights out and for feeling glam in general. Below are a couple of pictures of me wearing the Karissa wig Screenshot_20180227-132629I tweezed the parting a little bit and added a little of my face powder to the part just to help it blend a nit better but its such a natural part that it was very easy. Screenshot_20180227-132604


The website has so many different units to choose from, no matter what style suits you best. Wigs are a great way to change up your look without committing to a hair cut or colour.

Its definitely worth taking a look and seeing if anything takes your fancy as synthetic units are so inexpensive, for me I like to try out different styles before investing in a Brazilian lace unit.

If you have tried any of these wigs I’d love to know what you think.

You Want A Timeless, Chic Bathroom… Here’s How To Get It!

You Want A Timeless, Chic Bathroom… Here’s How To Get It!


There is nothing more satisfying than coming home from a long, hard day at work and soaking in a hot, bubbly bath with a glass of red. It’s how many of us unwind when we are stressed and feeling the pressure of day-to-day life.

But if having a bath after a long slog is your idea of heaven, you need to ensure that you’re doing it in style, right? Having a state-of-the-art bathroom will mean you can do just that.

So if you’re set on soaking away in style, check out our tips below on how to get the bathroom of your dreams.


The Contemporary vs. Classic Dilemma

Trends come and go, but a timeless design will always looks great. Bathroom design patterns change constantly,  but if you wish to give your bathroom a touch that is truly timeless, you shouldn’t settle with what’s new on the block and currently trending.

It is better to opt for classic bathroom designs as they look appealing even after decades have passed. Take the examples of castles and forts that you may have visited and stared at with wonder…their designs continue to impress tourists even after centuries have passed and that’s because people love classic décor.

When renovating a bathroom, there are many factors that you need to consider such as wall shades, fixtures, installations and flooring.

Instead of renovating a bathroom time and time again, it is better to give it a look that stays fresh and appealing, even after years have passed.

Before deciding on the design for your bathroom, it is always best to conduct thorough research. You may have to be shameless and ask your friends for a little sneak peak of their bathroom, or it may involve visiting far too many bathroom stores than you can possibly stomach right now. But it will all be worth it in the end when you have the perfect environment to warm up in.

Changing up the bathroom is also a great way for people to increase the value of their home. Adding timeless elements to your home is one simple way to add value to your house without having to splash too much cash.

It’s true that contemporary elements have their own irresistible charm too, so the possibilities really are endless when it comes to redecorating your bathroom.

But if you’re set on creating a bathroom that looks timeless and full of character, here are some suggestions that you can easily implement.


  • Bathroom flooring

Stone is considered to be the best choice when it comes to giving your floors a look that’s attractive and at the same time long lasting. It gives your bathroom a traditional look that complements every style and also gives a unique touch to the walls.

Travertine is the best stone option that you can choose for your bathroom, as it is easy to maintain and durable too.

It is possible that you do not prefer mosaic tiles as your first choice for bathroom floor, but you shouldn’t reject the option it as it can change the entire look of your bathroom when teamed with everything else.

For a richer, classic look, try to mix black and white mosaic tiles together. Stick to straight lines and patterns rather than conceptual outlines if you don’t want to create a bathroom that is unbearably quirky.

  • Avoid trendy colours- use bright and white

The trend of using white and bright colours will never become out-dated. They always remain timeless. You can also use a mixture of ivory, but making use of white shade will give your bathroom a timeless, roomy look. Stylish or bold shades might go out of fashion with time, but you can never go wrong with white.

If you’re set on adding a little colour to your haven, opt for trendy hues like blues, yellows, ivory and greens. Avoid anything that is too bold.


  • Incorporate historic finishes

Historic finishes can create a timeless feel for your bathroom. This does not mean that you have to use antiques in your bathroom, though that is certainly something to consider. But you can instead opt for antique-style finishes, such as a clawfoot tub.

When it comes to fixtures, it’s better to include vintage-type nickel installations as opposed to sparkling metals.

  • Pedestal sink

If you are designing a guest bathroom, try to use a pedestal sink rather than the obvious vanity option. These sinks will make your bathroom appear larger, which is exactly the look you should be aiming for.

Furnish it well with nickel finishes and balance the metals in your bathroom with warm wood flooring.

  • Lighting

The lighting totally depends on the overall design, furnishing, and layout of your bathroom. Apart from allowing plenty of natural sunlight into the room, there are other things that you can opt for i.e. wall and ceiling lighting.

As for roof or ceiling fixtures, you can go all out and include a large chandelier, if you really want to pull of the most glamorous design you can. If not, opt for something a little more refined but ensure it still has precious stone or glass pendants so that you still feel utterly fabulous when you’re relaxing.


  • Heating

One way to keep your bathroom warm and cosy is to get yourself some underfloor heating – but the cost of that will depend on the dimensions of your bathroom, so definitely get a few quotes before you go full steam ahead.


Underfloor heating can be installed easily, so if you do decide that you can’t possibly live without it for a second longer, start enquiring and warm up those tootsies of yours.



  • Natural materials add elegance and style

Making use of natural materials like wood can give your bathroom a timeless look. Darker wood shades provide a stylish and classy look that works fantastically with neutral tones. You don’t need to change your bathroom fittings and equipment to get this look either, so it’s a win win.

You can include few framed works of art, or a vanity mirror dark wood framing to get this look fairly effortlessly.



  • Built in storage

Who doesn’t want or need extra storage in their house? It’s an ongoing issue for most and there never seems to be enough room to put everything. Having built in storage is an extremely useful feature, especially for your bathroom where you no doubt want to hide the majority of products you use so you can relax without distraction.

A classic bathroom design never goes out of fashion and it can increase the value of your home too. By following some, if not all of the tips above, you will certainly get yourself the bathroom of your dreams. Then all that is left is for you to warn all of your loved ones that they won’t be seeing much of you because you’ll be tucked away in your little room of paradise!


5 Things you may not have known about hair loss until this article

Hair loss is one of those problems that stress out a lot of people, especially when it happens in your youthful years. Many people try all kinds of hair loss products to reverse this phenomenon that can take a toll on their self-esteem. But even as you try to reverse hair loss, how much do you know about this problem? There is probably a bunch of things you didn’t know about it that may be negatively affecting your efforts to deal with hair loss. To help you out, here are 5 things you may not have known about hair loss until this article.


  1. Too much exercise can lead to hair loss

While we are constantly told to exercise in order to stay healthy, too much of it is counterproductive. That’s because when you over exercise, your body lacks the ability to replenish itself. As a result it starts taking nutrients from non-vital parts such as your scalp, leading to hair loss. That’s why you should try and exercise in moderation.


  1. Inconsistent dieting can lead to hair loss

Many people trying to lose weight turn to dieting. Unfortunately if you dieting routine is inconsistent, it can result in hair loss. For instance, if you embark on an all fruit diet for a week, then suddenly start binge eating, your body will take this as a signal to start storing up vital nutrients just in case the food intake drops again. In the course of this process, it will starve non-vital aspects of your body such as the hair of nutrients, leading to hair loss.


  1. Not all hair regrowth products work

There are so many hair loss products in the market, all promising great results. Unfortunately, only a very small percentage of them work.  That’s why you need to do some serious due diligence before you buy a hair loss product. It’s only by buying top quality products such as those sold by Hairlossable that you can be sure of a successful hair regrowth journey. Otherwise, you will end up wasting your money on useless products that might have negative side effects on you scalp.


  1. Hair loss could be a symptom of Thyroid problems

Many people don’t know this, but the thyroid has a critical role to play in how your body functions. If it develops any problems, your body might be unable to regulate energy levels leading to hair loss. For instance, if your thyroid is not active enough, your hair might starting thinning out and break. On the other hand, if it is overactive, it might cause your hair to shed excessively. In essence, sudden hair loss should trigger to seek medical advice and have your thyroid checked.


  1. Baby delivery can lead to hair loss

When delivering a baby, your body redirects most of its energy towards safeguarding your survival. This denies your scalp of the necessary nutrients it needs to keep your hair strong and healthy. That’s why you shouldn’t panic if you experience hair loss a month or so after delivery. It’s a normal occurrence and will reverse once your body returns to normal. Besides, you can always use a good hair regrowth product to hasten this process.

5 Tips to Prepping for a Job Interview

Preparing for a job interview is probably one of the most challenging and vital of times you may go through in life. It is a make or break situation, some would say. So, before this grueling day arrives, you might as well be armed and ready. Read on for some tips which can help you ace your job interview.


  1.  Read about the company.

Researching the company before your job interview will give you an edge over those candidates who are less prepared. Knowing the company’s background by reading the industry profile and knowing their mission and vision will be able to help you answer questions and express to your interviewer that you have a great interest in the company to want to become a part of it.


  1.  Match your skills to the job requirements.

Note the skills and abilities required for the job and see if it matches your strengths and knowledge. Be ready for when the interviewer asks a specific example of something that you did which can give him an idea of how you performed in it. If you are ready to answer such queries, you will have a good opportunity to discuss your skills and abilities.


  1.  Present yourself confidently.

It is essential to show your future employer your confidence; just do not overdo it. You can start off by standing straight, making eye contact and giving a firm handshake. You can provide a great first impression by practicing good nonverbal communication.


  1.  Dress to impress.

First impressions last so better make your first appearance count. You must look your best on your job interview. First and foremost, make sure that you look neat and clean and your outfit as well. It is always safe to wear business attire during job interviews. Err on the formal than feel sorry by dressing down. To increase your chance of getting noticed, you can add something to your attire. Wearing cologne or perfume can complete your winning attire. One such perfume which can harness attention as well as compliments from the people around you, is the pheromone perfume. Just as you are dressed to impress, the pheromone perfume can give you the boost of confidence you need on your job interview.


  1.  Prepare questions to ask.

Interviews usually end with the interviewer asking the interviewee if he/she has any questions. Mostly answer with “No”. It is high time to know that “No” is an incorrect answer to that question. The candidate should also be ready to ask questions, that way, the interviewer knows that you have interest in the goings on in the company. It is also an excellent way to see if you have applied for a job that matches your interests.


As the adage goes, there are no second chances in making the first impressions. With job hunting, it actually pays to be ready, pun intended. With the tips and strategies laid out, you now must do your part by doing your research, rehearsing your answers and keeping your confidence within arm’s reach. It will never hurt to put your best foot forward; you have your tools such as your winning outfit and attractive scent. Hopefully, the tips above will enhance your interview skills and get you that job you’re aiming for.


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