Optimize Your Site for Google’s Mobile First Indexing

Optimize Your Site for Google’s Mobile First Indexing

So, it’s official – after hinting a year ago that something big was on the cards, on the 4th November Google finally announced, on their own blog, that they are now testing their new ‘Mobile First Index’, due to roll out across the world wide web in the coming months. So now we pose the questions: What is mobile first indexing? How will it affect us? And what do we need to do to stay ahead of the curve?

As Google quite rightly points out: the desktop computer is no longer the main source of searches for the general public – surfing the web on phones and tablets has overtaken, vastly, and it is time for everyone with a website to catch up or risk taking a big hit on their SEO....

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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

5 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Many newly-weds say that their wedding planner was the best thing they spent their money on for the big day. Having an expert who can take the pressure off, provide you with tons of insider knowledge and information and even sometimes get you great discounts with vendors that they work with can often be well worth the price tag, provided that you choose your wedding planner wisely and you utilise their services in the most effective manner, by asking the right questions.

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What ‘Organic Ingredients’ Really Means

What ‘Organic Ingredients’ Really Means

Tabitha James Kraan takes great pride in using only the very best, natural, plant-based organic ingredients which have been clinically proven time and again to beat synthetic alternatives not only in hair health and appearance, but also in caring for the environment too. Going organic is one of the best things you can do for your hair and body, inside and out – but why?

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S/S 2016 Trends: No Makeup makeup

S/S 2016 Trends: No Makeup makeup

Now that spring has officially sprung (that’s right folks, the clocks have gone forward and our days are looking lighter and dare I say it, warmer…), it’s time to put away those vampy lip colours and contouring brushes and instead, embrace the hottest look for spring/summer 2016: No Makeup Makeup

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5 Ways To Make Food Fun - How to Give Your Child a Healthy Diet

We all want the best for our kids and we all know what an important role a healthy, well balanced diet plays in the day to day running of a happy household – but what can you do when the little darlings just. won’t. eat?!

We’ve all been there and there’s no denying that it’s a tough mission to make that delicious piece of nutrient packed broccoli look more appealing than a cartoon coloured cupcake, but don’t worry – where there’s will, there’s a way. Here at Quince, we’re nothing short of passionate about getting fantastic food into your kid’s precious little bodies, fuelling their energy packed lives in all the right ways, so we have put together 5 top tips on how to make the switch from ‘no way mum’ to ‘yum!’.

1. Make it fun!

Nothing works better at getting children on board with an idea than having fun with it and there are so many ways you can do this with food. Try having a day where you all try new foods – even mum and dad! Go shopping together and (if you’re feeling adventurous) let the little ones pick out what you have to try. There are so many weird and wonderful fruit and veg you could pick up to make it really exciting – Dragon Fruit and Lychee always go down a treat and it doesn’t have to only be about the 5 a day. Quails eggs are also an easy starting point or even vegetable crisps! This is all about adjusting to trying new things and the more we get our kids used to that, the better.

 

2. Grow your own!

Kids LOVE being involved in the whole process of food – finding out where it comes from, how it grows and then later, how it is prepared. If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden or access to an allotment, fantastic! If not, that’s not a problem – there are so many great ways to grow your own with minimal space, in bags on a terrace or planters on a window sill – you can even grow mushrooms under the bed or in a cupboard! I’ve never known a little munchkin who doesn’t like to don the gardening gear and get a bit messy, so kit up and get out there!

 

3. Get cooking!

Leading on from our last point, whether you’ve grown it yourself or not, get little miss or master fussypants to give you a helping hand in the kitchen. Plan the meal together, deciding all the scrumptious ingredients that you can involve. You could even create a theme, or have a weekly dinner date trying a new world cuisine and dress up accordingly! Make it a real event, from the shopping right the way through to serving.

 

4. Learn about your food

Contrary to how school sometimes left us feeling, human beings are built to learn and the more knowledge we can indulge in, on subjects that we can enjoy, the better! Children are the most inquisitive little creatures on the planet, so help them get educated on what goes onto their dinner plate. Visit an organic, free range farm – this is a great way to introduce the idea of how things work and where food comes from, as well as being a fun day out! You could even bring home some bits and pieces picked out from the farm shop to try at home. Alternatively, you can always find fun facts online about every day, humdrum groceries which suddenly introduces a new lease of life to the contents of your fridge. Did you know that the aubergine is related to the banana or that carrots DO actually help improve vision? Go exploring...

 

5. If all else fails...bake!

Alright, so you’ve tried it all and nothing is working, so we’ll compromise. Instead of giving in to the sugary delights of the confectionary aisle, get your bakers hat on and make your own – but better! You would be amazed at the delicious treats you can knock up in next to no time, using super healthy ingredients and little to no sugar. Chocolate brownies never fail to please and these can easily be made using dark chocolate, avocados, honey and even beetroot! This may not sound like much, but trust me, they are SO good you’ll never want the naughty alternative again. Give it a go – you’ll be pleasantly surprised and so will your little ones (if you ever let them in on the secret ingredients, that is!)

Hairstyle Hacks for the Perfect Ponytail – Stunning Hair by Aveda

Hairstyle Hacks for the Perfect Ponytail – Stunning Hair by Aveda

Ponytails are pretty much everyone’s ‘go to’ hairstyle when there is minimal time to spare, but despite them being a big hit with last year’s red carpet events and set to be massively on trend for s/s 2015, don’t you find that sometime they’re just a little….well…boring?

Maybe so, for the standard ‘tie back and go’ version of this popular look, but whether you’re heading to the office, the gym or a night out there are so many super simple hacks to give your ponytail a new lease of life!

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ARE YOU WASHING YOUR HAIR THE RIGHT WAY? Find out how to wash your hair like a pro for a perfect salon finish

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR HAIR THE RIGHT WAY? Find out how to wash your hair like a pro for a perfect salon finish

Do you ever find, when drying your hair after your shower or bath that your hair just...doesn’t feel right? Whether it’s too oily, too dry, or just all round unmanageable – chances are you’re washing it wrong.

Yup, you did read that right. The supposedly super simple task of lathering up and rinsing off is not as straightforward as out childhood bath-times might have had us believe and that lovely light, fresh out of the salon feeling that you get when you visit a luxury hairdresser like Tabitha James Kraan is in fact easily attainable at home, you just need to know the tricks of the trade!

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

SPRING CLEAN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

So, you’ve made the switch to non-toxic hair care with the Tabitha James Kraan Organics collection, but what about the rest of your beauty products?
With the warm weather approaching, a change to your usual makeup, fragrance and beauty product choices is probably on the cards anyway, so what better time to spring-clean your beauty routine…

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Contouring With Makeup For Killer Cheekbones

Contouring With Makeup For Killer Cheekbones

There’s nothing that exudes elegance quite like a set of razor sharp cheekbones, but before you find yourself turning green with envy over the Aphrodite-esque bone structure of Rosie Huntington Whitely, don’t forget that with the help of a professional makeup artist this is a look that almost anyone can achieve. By following just a few simple steps, you too will soon be highlighting and shading your way to finer features!

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