Disclaimer: The following post is in partnership with Venta Airwasher and I have received the following product for editorial review. While the Venta Airwasher was provided for review, all opinions shared below are my own.
I’m not sure if it’s the countless hours on the road or the million miles I’ve racked up in the skies – all I know is that when I come home, I’m ready to relax, relate and release into a catatonic state of sweet, sweet rest. Skip the aromatherapy candles, I’ve found the ultimate routine to take relaxation to the next level and it all starts with the Venta Airwasher!
Earlier this summer, I was fortunate enough to find and install the Venta Airwasher in my home and the benefits have been amazing! The Venta Airwasher is the only humidifier and air purifier in one that uses the power of water to gently and powerfully rid my home of dust, dirt, odors and allergens. Even with the numerous health benefits of cleaner and fresher air, the Venta Airwasher has aromatic accessories that literally transform my home bedroom into a relaxing spa-like experience.
Using a combination of aromatherapy, the Venta Airwasher infuses calming scents throughout my home that helps me relax and accomplish much needed rest. With several fragrances to choose from, I find myself using my Venta Airwasher throughout the day and night. After long and grueling trips on the road, the moment I walk inside my home, I activate my Venta Airwasher aromatherapy session by adding a few drops of relaxing or vanilla fragrance oil, start a warm bath and my favorite relaxation soundtrack. (Sometimes you just need to create a soothing experience that stimulates your senses.)
Need a pick me up? Simply use included scents like Eucalyptus, Cinnamon or Citrus to invigorate sluggish mornings and get you in place for an amazing day. With the Venta Airwasher, and a few DIY spa ideas, you can transform your home into a spa sanctuary and create spa-like experiences for less money that you think!
Personally, I use the Venta Airwasher to supercharge my sleep therapy routine. Add a moisturizing night mask, some aromatherapy and get ready for the most amazing sleep ever! The Venta Airwasher has become Europe’s number one humidifier and purifier in one and it’s trusted by thousands of doctors who have bought them for their homes and practices. If you’re serious about fighting allergens and reclaiming cleaner and healthier air for you and your family, consider adding the Venta Airwasher to your home for a fresh air, fresh start today.
Discover more details on how a Venta Airwashwer can help you live your best life with cleaner, fresher air at venta-airwasher.com.
Chances are, if you’re a fan of all things trending in the world of social media, you’re already a few steps ahead of the game and are using Periscope, Meerkat and SnapChat with reckless abandon. If you’re looking to create your own mobile Periscope studio, I’ve found a way that’ll help you do just that and chances are, you’ll be able to create your portable studio with items you already own.
What you’ll need:
1 headphones w/ mic OR mobile lavaliere
1 Selfie stick
Create The New Tripod
If you have selfie stick (by now, we should all have one, right?) simply unscrew the smartphone bracket (or clamp) from the selfie stick. Once detached, you will notice your tripod has the same bolt available to secure the bracket onto. (Note: The selfie stick bracket can fit most tripods of any size. I chose to attach it to the desktop tripod for illustration purposes.)
Create Your Audio Source
Using your smartphone earbuds, you can simply input them and use the microphone to record audio. If you want to be a little fancier, invest in a smartphone lavaliere with attachment clamp and you’ll have professional sound and a periscope video you’ll love.
Follow @DivasandDorks on Meerkat, SnapChat and Periscope for behind the scenes goodness on the go!
Are you a huge fan of MeerKat, SnapChat or Periscope? Do you have any audio/video hacks that you’d love to share? Leave your comments in the section below!
With more and more selfie sticks becoming banned by the day, sometimes all you need is a steady surface to make your next smartphone photo great! Unsteady hands are the enemy of good smartphone photos, but you probably have what you need to fix them in the back of your desk drawer. In the video below, The Shortcut offers an easy DIY makeshift smartphone “tripod.” – Check it out!
The warmer weather is here and just like you, I’m inspired to change up my style a little bit here and there. My phone has been going through a number of makeovers recently. The latest in the phone makeover is this leather cover. This DIY leather smart phone case is easy, quick and inexpensive to make. In fact they’re a steal compared to the price of the ones in the Apple store.
I’ve chosen a white faux leather. Partially because I had some off cuts that needed using up but mostly because a love a white accessory cover. You can make these in any colour you like. Actually, make them in all the colours imaginable!
Clear Acrylic Phone Case
Cut out a piece of leather that will comfortably cover the outside of your phone case with excess material to spare just to be on the safe side. Spread the adhesive over the outside of the case and press down onto the back of the leather piece.
Use clips to hold the leather in place while the glue dries around the edges of the case. Put an excess strip of fabric in between the clip and the outer leather to stop any pesky dents forming. Once the glue is dry (it doesn’t take long) take off the clips and cut off the extra fabric from the the camera peep hole and from around the outside as well.
Clip tiny triangles out of the corners and glue down flat. Cut less than you think you’ll need to and keep snipping until both sides sit flat. Make sure all the glue is dry before slipping it onto the phone. You’ll want to be able to take it off again!
If you love unique smartphone cases that protect your coveted devices stylishly, but object to paying upwards to $50 and $100 for mere plastic – I’ve found the DIY project for you to try out this weekend! While pursuing Ebay.com, I found DIY blogger Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, and discovered a pretty cool DIY Marble case tutorial that’ll cost you just a few dollars and could make a great personalized gift for others too. I plan on trying out variations of this smartphone case DIY project this weekend …and so should you!
Check out the step by step instructions below:
– marble print contact paper
– craft knife
– metal ruler with cork back
– clear cell phone case
1. Place your cell phone case on top of the backside of the contact paper. Trace around it.
2. Cut out the cell phone shape using your craft knife. Use the metal ruler for the straight edges. Be sure to find a metal ruler with a cork back to be safe (the ruler should not slide around as you are slicing).
3. Peel off the backing of the contact paper. Then, carefully place the sticky side of the cut contact paper onto the cell phone case. Press well to prevent air bubbles.
4. That’s it! You now have a creative and stylish smartphone case that doesn’t cost you a ton of cash!
Are you inspired by this stylish DIY project? Would you like to see more on DivasandDorks.com? Share your thoughts below!
Tis the season to be jolly and express your Holiday spirit on your phalanges (Challenge the Phalange! I hope you said this for it to rhyme…) We searched the web far and wide, also known as google, for some of the best holiday, all holidays this season, DIY (do it yourself) nail art! Even if you have less than ten nails, which is common these days, these designs are sure to get you great compliments and set the perfect mood for holiday cheer:-) Feel free to emulate or get inspired to create your own.
Did you say “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”? Even if snow doesn’t fall this year, you can guarantee a white christmas with NailArt101.com featured snowflakes tutorial! take a look!
Not to offend anyone but where my jews at?! Representing for the Hanukkah Holiday msnlving.com featured this bloggers creative celebration titled “Hanukkah Nails”. Using silver striping paint, accented with white and black paint on top of a royal blue this is a sure way to express your holiday cheer.
Habari Ghani! Whats the news! Does anyone celebrate Kwanzaa?! Surprisingly there were few designs for this National African American holiday, ironic enough the one found featured on Bee Polished blog was designed on an Euro-American hand, but no judgement! This just leaves alot to the imagination! You can just grab you a red, black and green polish and paint accordingly or give this candle design topped on a gold paint a try!
Elegant and soft, this nail look was featured on Allure.com’s top 6 holiday nail looks. We love this idea for both nightlife and professional events. Did someone mention the New Year’s eve celebration?! Check out this great look!
Nothing gives creative nail art better than bedazzled jewels and stones. Try this bubble nail look featured by Truly Madly Beauty blog. Notice the beautiful discrete glitter base that accents the jewels. Nail Glue is a great adhesive for your extras and don’t forget to seal with a clear top coat!
So challenge the phalange (you should definitely had read this to rhyme by now!)
Merry Chirstmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah Happy New Years and Happy You!
Have some nail art suggestions of your own? Share and comment below!
From sparkle and shine to lace, ruffles and bows, holiday dresses this year are about as girly as they get. If you can’t find the holiday frock you crave, sewing is the easiest way to get the dress of your dreams…Stylist.com shares more on the details of measuring, selecting the pattern and more!
Just remember “ACCESSORIES MAKE THE OUTFIT” that’s my mantra and I’m sticking to it