Alternatives To The Traditional Engagement Ring

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Although the most traditional and most popular, a diamond engagement ring is far from the only option when you propose to your loved one. A proposal of marriage is a very personal thing and should not bound by age old traditions. If the recipient has her heart set on a diamond engagement ring and you know her preference, it’s strongly recommended that you choose this option. However, if she has a certain sense of style and would prefer something different, the possibilities are endless.

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If you are looking in the more traditional jewellers’ stores, you might be limited in choice, but the internet has opened up more possibilities than ever before and you can see what everyone is offering in one place. A forward thinking, modern jewellery retailer, should have a range of options from which to choose from, including a dazzling array of different gemstones set in a wide range of different bands. If you have your heart set on a custom design ring, a good jeweller should have the ways and the means to bring your vision to life. If you have decided on a design that you think hits the mark in every way, there are some fine quality engagement rings London jeweller have to offer.

Alternate Engagement Rings

In reality, you can use any gemstone or metal to create your own engagement ring. The trickiest bit may be trying to decide on the most appropriate design. Metals used in engagement rings are commonly:


There are of course many more, the sky really is the limit. It’s a matter of taste and the style of your intended bride-to-be.

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A World of Gemstones

When it comes to picking a diamond alternative for an engagement ring, you really are spoilt for choice. With a range of dazzling cuts and colours, the biggest problem you will have is picking the perfect stone. Gemstone choices for an alternative engagement ring include but certainly aren’t limited to:


Remember, that some of the gemstones detailed above come in a range of different colours. For example, sapphires aren’t always blue!

Your Design

If your design idea is as alternative as your choice of gemstone or metal, you will need to visit a specialist jeweller. Your local branch of a well-known jewellery chain is unlikely to be able to help! The first thing would be to locate a capable professional online, and you can then visit them in store or send them a sketch of your design by e-mail. Capable jewellers and designers will be able to give you an answer very quickly and let you know if your design is feasible. It might be worth having more than one design in mind at this stage just in case.

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When you have settled on a design and everything is in place, all you need to do is give your jeweller the green light. Don’t forget to order well in advance of your intended proposal date, works of heart are rarely created within a week!

ProActiv+: Break free from Acne Feardom

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PROACTIV + . Take control over your skin by using an acne treatment system that actually works.

Break free from Acne Feardom
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According to The Mayo Clinic, ACNE is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. To be honest, whether you are in your teens or are middle aged, you can get acne. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. There is one product that will help you achieve all your skin care goals. In fact, Kendall Jenner, an American model and media personality, swears by Proactiv, the product that helped her overcome her acne problem. She adds that it was the American formula of Proactiv + that helped her solve her acne issues, and that each country may have a different formula available ( The Proactiv formula in the Philippines contains salicylic acid).

4 Main Factors That Causes Acne

Four main factors cause acne – excess oil production; hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells; bacteria and excess activity of a type of hormone. Effective treatments are available but acne can be persistent. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier your deal with your acne problem, the lower the risk of such problems.

Proactiv+ is a dermatologist developed, scientifically proven 3-Step Clear Skin System with a new Salicylic-acid based formulation, an effective solution simplified into three steps to help control and balance oil skin, reduce visible pore size and make skin smoother and brighter.

The Proactiv+ 3-step Clear Skin System starts with a Skin Smoothing Exfoliator.

HOW TO USE: Apply a small amount to dampened skin. Using your fingertips, gently massage in a circular motion for one to two minutes avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry and proceed to the second step – Pore Targeting Treatment which stops the acne at the source.

Proactiv+ 3-step Clear Skin System

Pore Targeting Treatment

Use one to two pumps of the Pore Targeting Treatment and apply to your entire clean and dry face. Do not rinse off. The Pore Targeting Treatment contains salicylic acid which dissolves all the dirt that clogs pores and causes acne. When it has been fully absorbed, you can proceed to the last step which involves the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator which diminishes awkward acne marks and brightens the skin.

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

With your fingertips, apply the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator generously to your entire face. Do not rinse off. Once it has been absorbed by your face, you can go to bed with the assurance that you will wake up with skin that is ready to face another hectic day. It is advisable that the Proactive+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is used twice a day to achieve better results.

Start your pre-holiday glow and get 20% discount on Proactiv Plus 3-Step Clear Skin Kit, a limited-time offer exclusive at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.

At the regular rate, you may avail of the 30-day kit for Php3,250 which includes the Skin Smoothing Exfoliate 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30 ml and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30ml. You can also avail of the 60-day kit at Php4,680 which includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml; Pore Targeting Treatment 60 ml and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml. Proactiv products are also available at

So Natural Best Selling Products

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So Natural best selling products has arrived in the Philippines and if you haven’t read about what went down to their exclusive launch yet, you can READ THIS first. K-beauty or Korean beauty is so popular in the Philippines because of natural ingredients,effective outcome, and focuses more on a healthy skin regimen. So Natural is born on 2007, and sells their products exclusively online. Focuses on intensive research and product development as well as providing great and effective products for their customers.

This Kbeauty brand believes in strengthening the natural properties of our skin, inspired by nature and formulated carefully. The brand believes in the philosophy of a healthy, beautiful skin is best achieve through using products that is gentle to our skin. Featuring these beauty lines that everyone should look out for;

  • So’natural – Highly functional, dermatological based line
  • The pure – The purest line in naturalism
  • Powder 4 room – creative and unique make-up line

So Natural Best-Selling Products

So Natural Best-Selling Products

Out with the toxins and in with the baby smooth skin finish. Create a fresh and youthful skin with this mud mask. Take out sebum, dirt and toxins in one go. It includes activated volcanic ash and a blend of plant extracts. It detoxifies and cleanses the skin as well as providing hydration and a nutrient boost for a clear and radiant skin.

It is the highest level of Centella Asiatica 1% that effectively soothes and calms the skin. It also help rejuvenate wounded skin and also serves as powerful micro-thin defense membrane on the skin surface to protect it from external stressors and diminish scars.

Stop pricking and start swiping away those blackheads with the All Kill Blackhead Nose Stick. It contains charcoal powder and yellow cleansing grains containing silica and vitamins that reduces blackheads and whitehead while making your skin smooth and clear.

Stay fresh all day with smooth and smear-free make-up with the All Day Tight Makeup Setting Fixer. It helps makeup stay put on skin and has perfect coverage using a fine mist. It’s also enrich with lemon, tea tree, Centella Asiatica extract that will help make your makeup look more refreshing and hydrated.

So Natural Best-Selling Products

Get ready for a lot of exciting products coming into the Philippines this year. It’s time to switch to all natural products. All of these best-selling products and a huge range of So Natural products and more can be found on the official website of Seoul Unni. It houses some of the biggest natural skincare brands including So Natural in its website.

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