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15 Best Smelling Body Sprays For Guys – Top Masculine Scents

Staying fresh and smelling good throughout the day is a struggle for a lot of men. Part of the problem is that up until recently these sprays and body mists were targeted at woman – and came with very flowery scents to match. Meanwhile, men were limited to basically two options- either use a strong-smelling musky scent you’d find in an old barbershop – or go for very artificial scents that relied on lots of artificial fragrances that are sometimes harsh on skin.  Lucky for guys, there’s been a boom in bath and body products that are made with natural ingredients and use aromas that are perfect for men- woody scents like sandalwood, pine and cedar or more herbal fragrances...

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Mold in Your Washing Machine: The Mystery & the Menace

Nancy Williams never wanted to be in a relationship with her washing machine. Ever since she got a fancy front-loader, she’s come to realize just how high-maintenance an appliance can be. “It’s like a pet in the family,” Williams says. “It requires so much more attention than I’m used to.” First it developed what she describes as “a funky smell—like a sour smell.” Then her clean laundry started picking up the foul odor. By the second year, Williams noticed black slime spreading in the detergent dispenser and along the rubber door gasket. “Textbook mold,” she says. To fend off the fungus, Williams tasks herself with certain steps manufacturers recommend that go beyond the chore of doing laundry. She occasionally cleans...

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Grocery shopping during the COVID-19 lockdown

Different sources and doctors have different takes on the best way to go grocery shopping during COVID-19, but most agree that when you go shopping, you can’t be too careful. Follow these practical tips when you go shopping for food during the COVID-19 lockdown. South Africa has been under lockdown since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day national lockdown from midnight the 26th of March to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. While many people stockpiled (stop that) the majority of us only have supplies for a few days, especially when it comes to food. READ MORE: RELIABLE CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES IN SOUTH AFRICA  When you do find yourself venturing out for food you might find it a little bit...

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How to Get Started Sewing: It’s a Make it Work Moment!

Hey y’all, Amy here. In these crazy times, we just keep saying how grateful we all are at Closet Case to have a hobby. I’ve found there is only so much news and distracting tv you can engage in before you start to feel a little less than human. Enter: the haptic senses. These are the things you do with your hands and mind that connect you to the physical world (cooking, gardening, woodworking or in our case, sewing) that take you out of the matrix and allow you to focus in on the thing you are working on and your body’s connection to it. This might be all a little woo-woo for you (and that’s ok). As my grandmother...

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The Silent House by Nell Pattison – Book Review

The Silent House by Nell Pattison – Book Review The Silent House Author – Nell Pattison Publisher – Avon Pages – 400 Released – 5th March 2020 ISBN-13 – 978-0008361761 Format – ebook, paperback, audio Review by – Stacey Rating – 4 Stars I received a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links. If someone was in your house, you’d know … Wouldn’t you? But the Hunter family are deaf, and don’t hear a thing when a shocking crime takes place in the middle of the night. Instead, they wake up to their worst nightmare: the murder of their daughter. The police call Paige Northwood to the scene to interpret for the witnesses. They’re in shock, but...

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