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Sweets are a fantastic part of life. Having one to look forward to at the end of a long work week is something many people enjoy. For those with a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to actually eat a small portion or know when to walk away. OROGOLD understands fully, and that’s why ORO GOLD has compiled a list of some of the favorite sweets of 2014 to ring in the New Year with.
Chocolates and Candy
Chocolate is a go-to for many people around the world. It seems as though women tend to opt chocolate more than men, due to its comforting properties. It’s been known as an aphrodisiac and has been around for centuries. Chocolate in its natural form comes from cocoa beans, which are then harvested and processed into cocoa powder. Cocoa powder can be used on its own to make things like hot chocolate, or it can be crafted into fine chocolate confections. Whether it’s a candy bar, cup of hot chocolate, or as a flavor in food products such as Mole, a Mexican sauce served with chicken and other food products, one thing’s for sure – chocolate is a favorite among women, men and children alike.
Other candy products such as mints and taffy were among some of the favorites of 2014.
Cookies are one of the favorites each and every year, but it seemed in 2014 that there were ample varieties of favorite brands being unveiled on store shelves everywhere. Some were hits and are here to stay, while others didn’t fare as well. Many bakeries saw an uptick in cookie sales as well, as did schools with fundraising efforts.
Cakes and Cupcakes
Cakes and cupcakes were yet again a favorite in 2014. With television shows such as, ‘Cake Boss’ and other bakery themed varieties, there was an influx of inspiration over the past few years for many artistic baking types to form their own bakeries and home cake businesses, driving sales way through the roof. Many cake and cupcake crafters are able to sculpt the cake into beautiful artwork, using air guns to spray delicate and beautiful designs on each individual cake, leaving behind a true work of art. Many moms opted for personalized custom cakes for children’s birthdays and brides-to-be seemed to steer that route for their wedding cakes. All in all, cakes will forever be a favorite sweet treat, no matter the year.
With so many amazing treats to choose from, narrowing down this list to a mere few was in fact a task of its own. There are always new innovations to watch out for when it comes to baking ideas and candy making, so we’re sure next year’s list will be filled with new innovations and variety.
OROGOLD is always on the lookout for new and trendy topics to keep you informed on the latest and greatest, no matter what the topic.
We wish you a sweet new year, and plenty of fun in 2015! Get in the kitchen and have some fun, and craft your own sweet treats! You never know where it might take you.
A brand new year is here, and it’s time to begin thinking about your overall health and fitness regimen. Maybe you’ve fallen off the wagon over the holiday season and have shirked your gym routine. Perhaps you haven’t given up on your gym routine, but it’s given up on you. ORO GOLD would like to help you get into shape with some of the hottest workouts for 2015. Included is a top favorite of ours here at OROGOLD that works well no matter what the year, but also introduce you to some new workout ideas that OROGOLD has stumbled across and would love to share with our readers.
Pilates is one of our top picks here at OROGOLD. Not only does it strengthen and tone every muscle in your body, it provides weight loss, stability, and strength. Using the core muscles as the epicenter of the workout, you build lean muscle while losing stubborn fat once and for all. There are different levels of the exercises and workouts for people such as beginners all the way up to intermediate. You can even do these workouts in the comfort of your own home with some DVD’s and a floor mat. You may even be able to find some great Pilates workout videos online. Chances are, if you try it – you will love it!
Body Weight Workouts
This particular workout is forecast to be the number one workout program in 2015, body weight training and body weight workouts are an attractive alternative to joining a gym. They can be done by using your own body weight and minimal equipment, which saves you money and time on buying equipment and memberships. Things such as high interval push ups, pull ups, sit ups and crunches, as well as planks will allow you to tone and tighten all the loose and (for lack of a better word) jiggly areas in which you would rather not have any longer, and will also allow you to burn calories and fat at a high rate of speed.
High Intensity Interval Workouts
There are many people already hooked on high intensity workouts, but this is projected to be the second most popular workout craze in 2015. These types of workouts involve short, quick bursts of high impact exercise and then a very short resting period between sets. From there, there are many different reps and sets in which to complete and repeat. Usually, a timer is set to ensure each set or rep is done within the designated time frame. Many women love the energy they get from these workouts, and the fast results they see when doing these workouts on a daily basis. Even just 10 minutes per day can produce optimal results in a short amount of time.
If you are ready to take charge of your weight, health and fitness, give one or all of these workouts a try in 2015. Develop an exercise regimen that you will be able to complete at least twice per week aside from walking or jogging. Chart your weight loss and inches lost once per week. Always remember to drink adequate water – at least 8-12 glasses per day – which is very important to avoid dehydration, especially when working out.
This winter is boasting some of the most extraordinary styles of the year. From faux fur jackets, to tall boots and braided hair, cosmetic looks and more, there is something for everyone. OROGOLD has some ideas for you if you are trying to find out the fashions to buy clothes for yourself, or if you are just browsing for fun, ORO GOLD knows that there is something of interest to every woman with any style type!
Faux Fur Coats
From short to long, from exceptionally fluffy to just barely there, faux fur jackets are raging this winter. In a variety of styles and colors to choose from, our top picks this season are white and royal blue. We love different styles from various designers, with different collar types and styles. Get a matching faux fur hat for the ultimate in luxury.
Over The Knee Boots
Black boots in an over the knee but not yet thigh level style are very trendy this winter. Pair this with a mini skirt or mid-thigh skirt for the ultimate in cuteness. There are so many colors to choose from aside from black, such as brown, red, gray, and more. Matte looks more appropriate to wear on a casual level, whereas shiny boots tend to look far more attuned to a night out. Don’t send the wrong signal by choosing a boot style that is too high or with a heel that is too tall. Instead, be sure to choose styles which rise just above the knee and heels about 3-4 inches tall at most.
Our Hair Style Pick: Braided Updo
The braided updo can be worn in many different styles, but one thing’s for sure – it looks great no matter how you rock it. This winter, this style looks fabulous with any outfit – and you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle. It’s simple and easy to achieve, and all you need is a mirror and some bobby pins.
Cosmetic Look for the Winter Season: Smokey Eye
The smoky eye is a timeless look which only seems to be getting ever more popular. This look works with any style and can be worn day or night to achieve the look of a runway model or true fashionista. Bring out your inner diva by rocking a smoky eye in either black, grey, or opt for a neon color – also very in this season.
Nail Color Style of the Season: Red and Gold
Red polish and gold polish when worn on their own this season look fabulous, but when you pair them together in any mixture of ways, it really makes for something special. Try gold tips with red nails, or swirling the two together. For our favorite look, opt for a red nail with a gold ombre tip.
There are so many fantastic styles to choose from this winter. We are always excited to share our favorite styles with you here at ORO GOLD, and we hope you will use some of these ideas when planning your next shopping trip or are looking for style ideas.
OROGOLD has been keeping tabs on the trendiest fashions for the coming New Year – and not to worry, we will always share that information with our readers! With that being said, we are here to provide you with some insight as to things you should (and shouldn’t) be doing in the coming months with the beginning of the New Year.
If you are still trying to come up with ideas as to what you should resolve for 2015, have no fear – ORO GOLD is here with some awesome ideas for your resolutions this January 1st!
Fashion DO: Rid Your Closet of Old Fashions
It’s almost January, and that means the brand new start of a new year. With the new year’s arrival, you should most definitely opt for getting rid of the old clothes in your closet and dresser that you never wear, don’t fit, and are impractical to your life, and the things that you just don’t quite like. It’s a time to start fresh, and buy new! Donating your clothes to a place that helps those in need is always a great feeling, and is good for the economy. Another option is to have a yard sale, or sell the clothing on consignment.
Fashion DON’T: Buy Sizes That Don’t Fit
It’s time to start thinking realistically, ladies. Just because you want to fit into a size 3 doesn’t mean it’s actually going to happen. Think realistically, and buy items you know you can wear now. This way, you aren’t wasting your money, nor are you depressing yourself, worrying about why you can’t fit into something two to three sizes too small for you.
Fashion DO: Resolve To Lose Weight The Healthy Way
If you want to lose weight and fit into that size 3 pair of pants mentioned above, before making those purchases, opt for a weight loss plan. Not only is it good for your fashion sense, it’s also good for your mind, body, and life in general. Your health will become markedly improved, and you will feel more energetic. It takes 30 days to develop a habit; get into the habit of working out almost daily if possible – even for 10-20 minutes a day. It really does make a difference. This is especially important for those who work office jobs and have to sit for lengthy periods of time. If you lose weight, you can buy and fit into anything you want! Just be sure to do it the healthy way with the incorporation of healthy weight loss, eating right, and drinking more water.
Fashion DON’T: Don’t Buy More Trendy Items than Necessary
Just because something is trendy, doesn’t mean it’s going to stay trendy a month from now. Fashion is always changing and evolving. Your closet should only have 15% trendy, and 75% practical everyday fashion. Don’t buy more trendy clothing than necessary. Opt for three – four pieces of trendy wear in order to be able to constantly update those trendy items.
Fashion DO: Try
Every woman has something beautiful she can showcase. Some women tend to throw themselves to the wayside, and not care about her looks after becoming a mother, becoming a wife, or working so much she feels as though she has no time. Every single woman should make it her mission to try each and every single day, to ensure she looks her best. Your husband will love this transformation, and so will your friends. You might even get some compliments out of the deal – and if they come from your kids, you know you are doing something right! Don’t allow yourself to fall off the horse – try to work on your image each and every day. Make this your number one fashion resolution! Sweatpants and t-shirts are so drab. There is a way to be fashionable and comfortable all at the same time – look around, and the styles you find might surprise you!
OROGOLD wishes everyone a Happy New Year and we hope these tips and advice has helped you to develop some great resolutions to ring in the year with!
The new year 2015 is almost here as 2014 comes to a close, and is bringing with it great expectations from nearly everyone, in every facet of life. Though there is a lot to be desired and expected of 2015, today OROGOLD reviews some of the top beauty resolutions that we should all keep for the coming year.
In this article, we will detail beauty ideas and tips to keep in mind when thinking about your new style for the New Year. It’s only a few days away, and ORO GOLD would like to help you out with some trendy new styles to update your look and add to your repertoire.
Drink More Water!
Despite that mid-day desire to make a run to your nearest Starbucks, what your body might really be screaming out for is a big cup of water. Drinking more water is attributed to better health, better skin, and better hair and nails. Why wouldn’t any woman want to drink more water? Make a resolution to sip more water and less caffeinated beverages – which are also usually loaded with sugars and unnecessary fats. Your body will most definitely thank you!
Don’t Mess With Zits
If you have the uncontrollable urge to pop that pesky zit, we urge you – don’t! Not only can this introduce bacteria and infection, it can also leave ugly scars and spots on your face – and who wants to deal with that? When in five years down the road you’re standing in front of your mirror applying your makeup, and still see that scar, you will hate yourself for it. Just don’t. Let it run its course, and it will be gone in no time. For now, concealer and powder can do the trick!
If you don’t have good skin care habits now, making it a resolution to wash your face at least once per day is essential to warding off those aforementioned zits before they begin. If you really want to take better care of your skin, try cleansing twice per day. Cleansing in the morning will remove any oil built up overnight, while cleansing at night will remove makeup, pollution, debris and oil from your daily life.
Wearing loose pony tails are so in already, and with the coming season they are only getting ever more popular. Add loose braids and buns to the list as well! Loose styles can look elegant and flowy as well as something tight and sleek can. It’s all about developing your personal style.
Wear SPF More Often
Even during the winter months, SPF is important to block out the harmful rays from the sun. Before you leave in the morning for work, your morning walk, or jog, or even just to head out to the store, be sure to apply some sunscreen to your face and neck to ensure you don’t absorb any unnecessary rays that could be harmful or damaging to your skin.
Break Bad Habits
We all have them. Whether it’s smoking, excess amounts of caffeine, binge drinking, whatever, we all have something we need to work on. Why not make a healthy resolution to break those habits bit by bit until they’re gone for good? You’ll be amazed how proud of yourself you will be once you take charge of the situation and put an end to it.
Do Something Daring
Do you need something exciting in your life? Why not try a new cut or adding bangs to your hair? Perhaps new ways of wearing a product in a new fashion or style will help to give you an edgy new look. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and do something daring. Go ahead, you know you want to!
Express Self Love
Above all else, love yourself. It’s not hard to sit and really think about all of the wonderful qualities you possess. It’s okay to brag on yourself every now and then. Write a list of all the amazing qualities you have and things you would like to work on or improve. Have a crack at each improvement one by one until you’re happy. Always, always love yourself.
Gold Christmas Trees
Golden colored Christmas trees are a wonderful way to spice up any space in your home and add a comfortable, soft glow to any room. It looks classy and festive, as well as luxurious. Adorn your tree with red bows and white lights for the overall color pop that will keep you wanting to spend as much time around the tree as possible.
If you are lucky enough to find a golden wreath this holiday season, buy it! They are difficult to find, but if you’re crafty you can make one of your very own. Simply spray paint a faux wreath with gold spray paint, adorn it with bows and festive artifacts like cinnamon scented pinecones or ‘snow’ covered pinecones, and hang. This idea is beautiful for a front door or entry way into your home, and eye catching.
Mirrors accommodate any season, and if you would like to add something extra special, opt for a mirror with a golden frame, preferably one with an antique look to it. Hang it on the wall by your Christmas tree to show the reflection of the tree and lights, and you’ve got an added pop of color in your room which will make your guests do a double take!
Many designers offer golden ornaments during the Christmas season, and you can never have enough of them. If you are into making crafts, this is an excellent one to do yourself. Simply take some clear glass ornaments, add some acrylic paint inside the bulb, swirl around inside of the ornament and throw in some contrasting glitter such as silver or red. If you want to go all gold, you can do that as well. You can then decorate the outside however you wish! Allow drying time of 24 hours before you hook and hang the ornaments.
Golden Tableware and Plates
If you have guests coming for dinner Christmas Eve or Christmas day, prepare a lovely meal and adorn the table with gold. A golden tablecloth, golden plates and silverware, and gold rimmed drinking glasses make a perfect conversation piece that will leave everyone breathless. Add a sparkle with white candles in hurricane vases for a special touch.
Golden Snowflakes and Stars
This is a fun project to make with your kids or grandkids. If you can find golden stars and snowflakes and would rather purchase them pre-made, that’s fine too. Otherwise, spray paint them with gold spray paint (outdoors of course, to avoid inhalation of fumes) and add some white or gold glitter. Allow them to dry, and tie some clear thread or string around the top of each one. Hang them from the ceiling throughout the room in which you have your Christmas tree at different lengths. You could also use red ribbon to hang them instead.
This season is all about metallic colors. That said, gold is definitely fitting for the season. This post is going to focus on something we as women all love – gold! OROGOLD has got a treat for you ladies today! Imagine showing up to a Christmas party decked out in gold. You would surely catch the attention of everyone in the room. Gold is beautiful and eye catching, and just a little can go a long way. We have some tips as to how you can incorporate gold into your Holiday look to get the glow you desire. Cleopatra herself would probably be proud!
Gold Nail Polish
Golden nail polish varieties have been flying off the shelves this season. This is the time of year when gold really tends to have the biggest impact, and it looks fabulous no matter how you wear it on your nails. From glitter polishes, to matte polishes, to pure, creamy looks, gold is a fabulous choice for your Holiday nail color. There are so many ways to wear it – from painting the full nail, painting the tips, doing half one color and half another color, such as red, and ombre nails. The possibilities are endless and are only as limited as your own imagination!
Gold Eye Shimmers
We absolutely adore the eye shimmer look. What better way to showcase your gold look than by making an impact through your eyes, the most powerful feature on the human face? Applying a bright, golden hue to your eyelids or brow bone would give you a glowing look, suitable to wear out to a party, or even just at home.
Gold Colored Clothes
Golden colored clothes are a great way to show your love for golden colors. This season, you can find golden pants, golden shirts, and golden accents on clothes in nearly every major every designer’s store and every department store. Many designers are kicking up the gold by using it on sequins, vibrant accents and intricate patterns. There is so much to choose from, and so little time! Gold looks beautiful when paired with black, red, emerald green, or blue hues this season.
A girl can never own enough gold jewelry. This is the season to put some on, and show the world how astonishing you are. Pair a couple of gold bangles or a lot of them together to give yourself a huge accessory boost. Wear some gold hoop earrings or dangly gold earrings and rock some gold eye shimmer along with it. The possibilities, again, are endless!
No matter what gold holiday look you go for this season, you will look fabulous and trendy. Mix and match the above ideas, or simply create and come up with your very own. Use your own design ideas and accent any outfit you desire with gold. If you want to be goldtastic, and get the look of Cleopatra and the stars, choose some of these options before you head out to your next party.
Gone are the days when dresses were the number one go-to outfit for a night out on the town, or even for a date night. Going out for a night requires the need for flexibility, and to be quite honest – the mini dresses of days past didn’t quite provide that freedom without us making fools of ourselves or experiencing wardrobe malfunctions. That is why dresses have now become the number three going-out outfit on the list. Topping the list is the tried and true skinny jean, with jumpsuits now falling in second.
Orogold understands your need for looking your best, and showing up at a party in style. Avoiding wearing a dress isn’t necessary, as dresses are always cute – but if you want to fit in, skinny jeans or a cute romper or jumper is a much better choice.
According to information gathered online, there have been studies which were done on 2,156 women in the United Kingdom, their buying habits were surveyed and tracked. The findings were that 57% of women between the ages of 18-36 choose skinny jeans as their go to for a night out. Most women also love to wear reds and blues currently, as well. This is something to learn from in terms of updating your style – as the style is ever changing, so will the popular opinion.
Little Black Dresses, otherwise known as LBD’s, will always be in style for sure. However, more and more women are broadening their horizons and providing themselves with more color and inspiration. Every woman should own at least one romper, one jumper, and a few pairs of skinny jeans. These items are the best things going, as they say, and when you add accessories and dress these items up, you can make it look like an entirely new outfit every time – if you do it right.
So, what to do with all of those old dresses you are no longer going to wear out? Why not sell them online for some extra cash, or donate them to a thrift store. There are some women in the world who follow their own fashion – Sagittarian women, for example – without following current trends, and they would most likely love them. It’s better to give things away rather than have them take up precious real estate in your closet. Now is the time for cuter, newer items to replace the old. For some, it might be difficult to part with certain items. Hang on to until you’re ready, and then – just let go.
We all have our favorite go-to party outfits. What is your current favorite? What styles are you loving right now for going out? We’d love to hear about it. Let us know in a comment below, and we will do our best to reply to you if you have any questions.
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Holiday time is here, and it’s time to get cracking on gift ideas for your significant other. Though it should be easy, in reality it’s a lot more difficult to buy for your spouse than one might imagine due to the fact that you really want to impress them. OROGOLD would love to help you out by providing you with a few ideas in which you can utilize based on your spouse’s personality type.
We hope this guide helps, and provides some great ideas that you can use when it comes time to doing your shopping for them.
Gifts for Wives
Jewelry is the number one item you can buy a girl for Christmas, and you can never go wrong. Adored by women far and wide, jewels show your respect, love, and dedication. They symbolize different things for different people, but ultimately they say, ‘I love you, and this is forever’. Be sure to choose high quality stones and materials such as gold, white gold, or platinum to really melt her heart. Take her favorite color into account, and accommodate her with a piece of jewelry that has her personality written all over it. If she’s shy, opt for something subtle, like a gold necklace with a small charm. If she’s outgoing, get something that speaks volumes that’s full of color and vibrancy.
A Trip to the Spa
If you want to provide her with the ultimate in luxury, why not indulge her with a trip to a luxurious spa? It doesn’t even have to be local! How exciting it would be for your special lady to find out she is going to be traveling to an exciting spa destination, where she will receive a day or more of pampering that is 100% all about her. From facials, to massages, to makeup, and pedicures, manicures, hot stone treatments, and far beyond, spa’s offer the ultimate in relaxation and are the best way to unwind. Do some research for something you think fits her needs. If she would benefit from something remote and quiet, try searching for something in a remote location where she can truly get away from it all. If she needs something with a more interactive approach, with classes of some sort, there are options available for that, too. Take her personality into account, and treat her to the spa experience of a lifetime.
Clothes, Shoes, and Purses- Oh My!
If you want your wife to love you forever (of course, she will anyway) then be sure to gift her some designer clothes, a designer purse, and some designer shoes. There is no better gift you can give than the gift of fashion! She will adore this, and best of all, you won’t have to hear the incessant, “I have nothing to wear!” argument every day if you buy her some new clothes. Use your best judgment when it comes to what styles to buy. Look through her closet and see who her favorite designers are. You can also take into account the style of clothes she likes to wear, and her favorite colors. Work around that, and you certainly can’t go wrong.
Gifts for Husbands
Guys love tools. Nearly every man in America has some sort of obsession with collecting them, and having them to show off as trophies. Not only that – but then you won’t have to hear him complain that he doesn’t have the right tools needed to get jobs done around the house. Sweet! A good idea is to take a picture on your smartphone of what he already has, bring that with you when you go to make the purchase, and show what he has to the sales representative. They will be able to recommend tools in which he doesn’t have and help you to build his proud collection. Now, if you could only get him to build you that book shelf he has been talking about for three years…
If your husband is a sports fan, chances are he would love the opportunity to make it out to see his favorite team live and in person. It’s football season – so make the most of that and buy him a couple tickets for him and a friend, or even for you and he to attend. He’d most likely be at your beck and call and doing some serious butt-kissing for quite a while to come. What could possibly be a better gift? He’d brag you up to all of his friends, and believe us – they’d be jealous!
Nearly every guy has the itch in his bones to try to play an instrument. Most men are partial to the guitar. Why not get him a cool new guitar to either learn or perfect his craft on? There are many different types of guitars to choose from. From acoustic and electric to many different brands, colors, and options. Be sure to grab him an amp and cable if you choose to give an electric, because he will need that to power his guitar. If he’s a first time guitar player, try to stay away from Floyd Rose pickups because those tend to become a pain in the butt, and can throw the entire guitar out of whack in a hot minute. Fixing the tuning could be exceptionally stressful and time consuming. If he’s not really a guitar kind of guy, dry a drum set. Every guy loves to rock out, and the drums are a great way to release built up tension and stress he might be carrying around at the end of the day.
Nobody knows your spouse better than you do. Be sure to get them something that fits their personality. By getting things that you know they love and are into, you will be sure to give a gift they’re sure to love. This time of year only comes once, so be absolutely sure to make it count. Show them how special they are, and how much you love them, with a gift from the heart.