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What are cushion compacts and why has everyone gone bonkers for them?

Want to look airbrushed? Become a cushion convert<p>We don’t want to alarm you, but if you haven’t yet heard of cushion compacts, you should probably …

Makeup

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

Solo travel: Going it alone

Are you a life-changer setting out on a volunteer break or sabbatical, or a soulful traveller seeking seclusion and solace? Perhaps you’re looking …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Cape Town, South Africa

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights then seek the nearby local delectable bites.<p><b>Cape Town</b> is captivating thanks to its cultural diversity, complex history, wildlife, and natural beauty. The country’s so-called rainbow cuisine blends …

South Africa

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

40 incredible campsites that will convert you to canvas

In 10 short years, glamping has experienced a meteoric and metamorphic rise. Since “posh” camping first reached the wider public consciousness with reports of floral-wellied celebrities enjoying high-end tipis at Glastonbury, it has steadily become a mainstream favourite across the UK and beyond. …

10 Things to See and Do in London

"He who tires of London tires of life." <i>Samuel Johnson</i><p>"There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere." <i>Vivienne Westwood</i><p>London is an eternal city with modern roots; a city of pure power and industry, that rose and grew in times not so far from today through exploration, exploitation, and …

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Budapest

An insider's guide to the best budget hotels in Budapest, featuring the top places to stay for imaginative interiors, friendly service and cheap eats, in great locations across the city.<p>Brody House, Budapest<p>Facing the national museum in the elegant Pest side of the city, this boutique hotel is …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

And the cheapest city in Europe for alcohol is...

Prague is the cheapest city in Europe for booze, with a beer costing just £1.26 on average, according to a new survey.<p>The Czech capital knocked Budapest, which was last year named the best for bargain hooch, off its perch in the Post Office’s annual alcoholic drinks barometer.<p>It calculated the …

Wanderlust: International destinations that won't break the bank

There are 196 countries in the world, but most travelers will only see a small fraction of them in their lifetime. But it doesn't have to be this way.<p>While international travel can be more expensive than domestic travel, a bit of research, timing and luck can help lower the cost of trips abroad. …

New Zealand

The 10 best beach holidays in Italy for 2018

For more general advice on booking a break in Italy, see our Italy summer holidays guide. Our complete guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Puglia, Italy<p>Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly …

England's 27 most beautiful villages

Upgrade Your Countertops With A Skim Coat Overlay Of Concrete

<b>Video:</b> Concrete countertops are strong and durable, and you can make your own without needing to create or haul giant blocks of concrete. This video …

21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself

Including options for renters!

DIY ARDEX Concrete Countertops | Kara Paslay Design

• Posted on 27th July 2012,<br>• written by Kara<br>• with 83 Comments<p>** UPDATE: We have had lots of readers asking where to find ARDEX products. The first place …

The latest kitchen trends for 2016

With the average kitchen setting you back around $19,000, according to the latest HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey, it is important to get the look …

14 Modern + Affordable IKEA Kitchen Makeovers

IKEA kitchen cabinets are the perfect addition to any home in need of some modern flair. Not only are the cabinets stylish, but they also boast organization and customization options that even higher-end cabinetry can’t offer. If you’re tackling a kitchen renovation and lamenting the fact that your …

Low-Carb Vegetables – the Best and the Worst

• Vegetables growing <b>above ground</b> are low carb and can be eaten freely.<br>• Vegetables growing <b>below ground</b> contain more carbs, so you’ll have to be more …

Nutrition

Low Carb Beef Burritos

I love Mexican food, it is such a great option when eating out, as long as you know the right way to order it. Low carb beef burritos is a fabulous …

Food

Low-Carb Shepherd's Pie - with cauliflower mash and cheese.

Instructions<p>Shepherd's Pie<p>Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the red onion and garlic until cooked, but not browned.<p>Add the mince and …

Here's How To Make A Healthy, Low-Carb Version Of Rice

When it comes to low-carb substitutes, cauliflower rice seems to be all the rage these days.<p>Cauliflower's unassuming flavor and color make it a …

Low-carb spinach and bacon tart

Bake in the oven at 190°C.<p>First off, in a saucepan, saute the spinach until wilted. Remove from pot and drain excess liquid.<p>Heat the olive oil and …

Recipes

How Does Low Carb Diet Work For Better Health And Weight Loss?

Going on a low carb diet is something almost everyone has either tried, considered, or heard about at some point. However, low carb diets may mean …

Lemon Coconut Breakfast Porridge - Grain and Sugar-Free ~ The Soulful Spoon

<b>Lemon Coconut Breakfast Porridge is light and creamy, and it’s also packed with fiber and sweetness even though it has no grains or added sugar. This</b> …

Breakfast

DIY Wood Planked Ceiling

I have to admit, I've never really thought of the ceiling as something you can DIY. Christina proves that you not only can, you can do it …

DIY

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

European Travel

The 9 best places to bag a designer discount this pay day

What better way to treat yourself on this long-awaited pay day than with a designer purchase without the designer price tag? Look no further as we've lined up the best places to bag a bargain this week, from a Marni shift dress to a Burberry trench coat, your wages are (probably not) that safe with …

World Laughter Day: the world's happiest places