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How To Plan The Perfect Ladies Shopping Day Out

When it comes to getting your shopping on, why not get some of your friends together and make a day of it. Not only do you have an instant fashion guru with you, granted your friends have some sense of style, but you’ll be able to do some other fun stuff and even catch up on your lives with a little girl talk.

Plan out your store itinerary, fill in a spot for lunch or dinner in there, plan a visit to the spa immediately following all that shopping, for a foot rub and some relaxation, and then maybe go have some cocktails and talk about the things that were a little too racy for the mall stores. Need a little more detail than that, and want to make sure each lady is happy on the excursion? Keep reading.

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Who Wants/Needs To Go Where

Map it all out before you go. Make sure you know what type of shopping each lady needs to get done, this way each of you at least accomplishes one productive thing on your shopping outing. Depending on the needs, a trip to the mall could be the most convenient, offering up the most types of stores in the smallest area.

Any Special Dietary Needs

Before picking a place to dine, whether it’s lunch or dinner (depending on what time your shopping trip is planned for) make sure to find out what types of foods your group can and will eat. With so many food allergies and illnesses like Celiac Disease it’s important to consider each person before picking a place to dine. With severe allergies there may be a very limited option.

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Spa Or Makeover?

Every woman knows that shopping can be stressful and it’s also a good workout. End your shopping fitness routine with a visit to the spa. You could get a foot massage, perfect for after all that walking, or just get a relaxing facial to help you calm down and cool off after all that shopping work.

If you’re still energized and not ready to relax, maybe it’s time for a makeover. Instead of going to a spa, you could all go to the salon and get a new hairdo or maybe try a new makeup look. It’s a perfect final for a women’s day.

Post Relaxation

However, your shopping excursion doesn’t need to end there. If you girls still have some gabbing to do you can always go out for some cocktails after your shopping trip and spa time is over. Again, consider allergies and gluten sensitivities when picking a place for libations. A little liquor can loosen you up and gives you a chance to finish any conversations that were interrupted by hair cuts and dressing rooms!

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What is a Mastectomy bra?

Mastectomy bras are becoming more and more common in underwear departments everywhere. For a long time, these bras have looked medicinal and ugly, but that trend is changing. This comes as a massive boost to survivors of breast cancer. Why should pretty, fashionable underwear be out of reach for those who have had a mastectomy?

Most women who have breast cancer have surgery as part of their treatment. Some women will take this in their stride while others will find it tough to accept that they have lost, at the very least, part of one of their breasts.

After breast cancer surgery, many women feel less feminine and wish to regain their natural shape. For many, this is an essential step in getting their life back. It is important to restore self-confidence, especially after something as traumatic as a mastectomy. A lot of women find that this is a great help. Other women find that their new breast(s) may feel unnatural or odd, and may take some time to get used to a new breast.

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Having a breast reconstructed can only replicate the breast shape and for most women this is enough. A reconstructed breast will not have the same physical feelings as a natural breast or nipple.

A prosthesis is different. It is an artificial breast that fits into a specially made underwear. These bras are made with a section for the prosthetic to sit in safely and securely. Many women start off with a prosthesis and use this until they are ready for surgery. Some are quite happy with the prostheses as a replacement and opt to remain using it instead of going for surgery. Of course, not everyone who has had a mastectomy is a suitable candidate for a reconstruction. Sometimes a  prosthesis may be the only viable option open to them.

What course of treatment to choose is an incredibly personal decision and one that is not to be entered into lightly. Many women opt not to have a prosthesis or reconstruction. Some prefer tattoos to cover their scars. And others decide to do nothing at all.

Facing the changes

A proportion of women will seek to have a reconstruction as soon as possible after surgery. Others may wait longer. Some may be keen not to have any more procedures for a while; others may be uncomfortable asking for help. Reconstructive surgery is such a personal process that some women feel reluctant to discuss it. Having a consultation with a female plastic surgeon can make some people feel more at ease when talking about corrective surgery.

As difficult as it may seem, it is considered best to try and brave facing up to the changes made my surgery as soon as possible. Studies suggest that it is beneficial to recovery to look at the scars sooner rather than later. Over time, they become easier to accept and more familiar. It’s never too late, even if the surgery was a long time ago.

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Choosing the Right Electric Guitar Strings

There are a lot of options available when buying an electric guitar, so many different styles, shapes and sizes, making a choice can be confusing but understanding the basic differences will help you buy the right guitar that is suitable for you.

Electric GuitarChoosing a guitar that is easy to play and stays in tune is necessary for beginners but of course style and tone matters too. The flat strings on your electric guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability but buying the right strings isn’t easy because there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for your style of playing and for your instrument.

Strings are manufactured in a range of thicknesses or gauges, you could choose lighter or heavy gauge strings depending on your guitar type and your level of learning. You must remember that string gauge has a big influence on playability and sound.

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