Showing posts from November 23, 2008

Cosmetic Tips And Tricks - With A Little History

Women have been wearing cosmetics for thousands of years. Archaeologists have evidence of men and women using cosmetics in Egypt over 6000 years ago! Wealthy Egyptian women would paint their nails, massage their faces with creams and oils, apply lipstick and eyeliner, and even color their hair. Obviously, things haven’t changed that much over the last few millennia!

How Do You Put Cosmetics On ?

The most important thing you can do when applying makeup is to start with a clean face. A clean face gives you the perfect palate for applying the rest of your cosmetics. A dirty face, on the other hand, will make it much more difficult. A clean face will also help keep your skin look clear and healthy.

After you have thoroughly cleaned your face, apply foundation smoothly and evenly. When applied correctly, it should not look like you’re wearing foundation. The purpose of foundation is to smooth out your skin colors to cover up any blemishes and to help you put your cosmetics on better. Your fa…

Skin Care Moisturizer Cream Can Keep Your Skin Smooth and Supple

They say beauty is only skin deep, but only a woman knows just how true that is. You can be the prettiest thing in the room, but wrinkled, sun damaged skin can certainly bring your appearance down several notches. Skin care moisturizer cream is just the thing you need to help prevent new wrinkles, reduce the appearance of the wrinkles you have, and help heal sun damaged skin. Whether you struggle with dry skin, combination skin, oily skin, acne, or some other type of skin condition, there is a moisturizer that is made just for you. The only challenge is finding the right moisturizer for you and knowing what to look for. It’s all about getting the details right -- what types of moisturizer are best for you and how often to apply them. Luckily for you, we’ve got the scoop on the best moisturizers for your needs.

Water Based Moisturizers are a No-No

When purchasing moisturizer cream, many women simply do not stop and look at the ingredients. Often women are attracted to a pretty box or a …

How to Make a Beautiful Beaded Necklace

Beaded jewelry is appreciated all over the world because it comes in many different colors, can be easily matched with any outfit and most of all it is totally affordable. A beautiful beaded necklace is not very difficult to make at home. All you need is a sample pattern, some colorful beads or crystals, a string and a toggle clasp. Thousands of lovely designs are available on the internet which can be utilized to make gorgeous and one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry articles. Handcrafted jewelry is attractive because it also reflects your inner taste and personality. You can choose personalized charms and lovely beads to make a choker at home that expresses your style.

Strong, nylon-covered wires or strings are often used for making beaded chokers. These wires are flexible so that one can easily twist and turn them to create wonderful designs. There are many types of beads available on the market that can be used for making beaded jewelry articles. Some of the popular ones include glass bea…

Christmas Diamond Necklaces

Christmas is just around the corner and people everywhere are starting to think about their Christmas shopping. The choice is endless as consumers have so many alternatives to choose from. With hundreds of high street shops, more shopping centres than ever before and the increasing speed of the internet making it easier for people to shop online, consumers this year are really going to find it hard to make a decision.

However hard a decision may be, consumers will still need to make a decision. Retailers therefore will need to do the utmost to market their new Christmas stock this year to consumers better than ever before. A decision will eventually have to be made and with the choice so far and wide who knows what the future holds.

If consumers want something special this Christmas one thing they could buy is a diamond necklace. Diamond necklaces are becoming more and more popular in the UK. The main reason for this is that they are becoming very trendy and fashionable. This is because…

T – Shirts "Different Styles for Different People"

T – Shirts are worn by everyone; men, women, children and the elderly. However, they differ slightly in styles between all of these people. The small difference in style creates a significant cultural difference which can be seen in today’s society. This article will describe these different styles and the effect they have of people.

There is a clear difference between men and women’s t shirts because they are firstly made differently to accommodate a man’s and women’s body, furthermore many women’s t shirts have feminative associations such as a the t shirt being cut in order to show cleave. This most certainly does not occur in men’s t shirts. As there is a clear and definitive difference between men and women t shirt’s I will not discuss how they differ according to their style to suit themselves.

In today’s fashion driven society it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish the different styles of t shirts for adults teenagers and children. Once a style of fashion is instituted t…

Jeans and You

If you are going to wear your denims this season, here are 3 essential purchases to make whilst respecting your style personality.

If you are a Classic, you should dress your navy jeans with a nice crisp white shirt (or cream if you are a soft or a warm), buy a nice pair of loafers or ballerina pumps and invest in a really nice colourful handbag. A touch of colour will invigorate the whole outfit! If you are unsure of your colouring, a colour consultation will enlighten you.

For the City Chics, or what we also call in our jargon the continental look, a classy pair of medium heeled boots, teamed with a striking piece of stylish costume jewellery and a silk scarf used as a belt will enhance your jeans with great flair.

The Romantics should purchase a frilly blouse (they are lots around), a pair of coloured heeled suede shoes possibly with a bow on them, and some pearls. And do not forget, you can always add a bit of lace on the hemline of your jeans to add a touch of extra feminity !

The Cr…

Permanent Hair Removal Products - Which is Best for You ?

As America has placed more emphasis on the need for smooth skin over the years while simultaneously making it more acceptable to have more of one's skin showing at any given time, it's no wonder people have been seeking solutions in the way of permanent hair removal products in rapidly-growing numbers.

Why would you continue to go to the salon every few weeks for upper lip hair removal and eyebrow threading, waxing and plucking if you could have a one-time treatment that would spare you this expense and hassle for the rest of your life ? Facial hair isn't the only hair that can be permanently removed; although solutions for the permanent removal of underarm and bikini line hair have been common for a while now as well, more and more women are even investing in having the hair on their legs permanently removed.

All these years you have been spending thousands of dollars at salons and on over the counter hair removal products which only create very temporary solutions. Why wou…

How to Properly Apply Mascara

Who doesn't want beautiful, long dark lashes that are the envy of the party, work space, or school ? We all know the difference a bit of mascara can make on a day when we aren't feeling so hot, but many of us have no idea how to properly apply the stuff to get movie-star quality lashes that everyone will swoon over. Learning how to apply mascara the right way, can save you money, and time, since high end mascara's work just as well as drug store bought...after all, it's all in how you apply it!

To apply mascara, first coat the entire wand brush; avoid dipping it into your tube over and over because that will form clumps, which will happily stick to your lashes and then you'll have to start all over ! Once your wand is covered, work on the upper lashes first; start at the base of your upper eyelashes, and apply from side to side making sure most eyelashes are coated, and not clumping and sticking together. While you wait for that layer to settle, following the same s…

Exercise Bike Workout for Weight Loss

Here's an exercise bike workout for weight loss. First, I must say that overall, I DON'T like using bikes for working out. Why... because it's an UNNATURAL exercise that doesn't fit evolution. I'll explain this more further along in the article. Look, if you do in fact use a bike, then I'm going to show you the best way to make it work for weight loss.

Exercise Bike Workout for Weight Loss

1. DON'T just ride the bike nice and easy while comfortably sitting on it

Here's a hint you won't burn much fat. Can you talk in a normal conversation while you're exercising ? If so, you might as well stop doing it. You're just wasting your time.

2. DON'T ride at the same pace the whole time

This is not going to cause much fat burning. You need to change it up on your body, keep it guessing

3. Do use INTERVALS... high intensity intervals mixed with low intensity intervals

This is the 1 and ONLY WAY to lose a good amount of weight using this piece of equipmen…

The Different Styles of Yoga

The Different Types of Yoga

There are many different styles of yoga being taught and practiced today. Although all of the styles are based on the same physical postures (called Asana’s), each has a particular emphasis or path. Here is a quick guide to the most popular types of yoga that can help you decide which style is right for you.

However, I am strongly advising that you try as many different styles, classes and teachers as possible. It is crucial for your development, that you have a rich and varied experience of Yoga.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a very general term that can encompass many of the physical types of yoga. If a class is described as Hatha style, it is probably going to be slow-paced and gentle and provide a good introduction to the basic yoga postures. Highly recommended as a standard experience in the basics of yoga. This is a good place to learn basic poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.

Vinyasa Yoga

Like Hatha, Vinyasa is a general term that is us…

Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

When picking the faucets, sinks and countertops for your home the choices are endless. So take your time & make the right decision based on your style & lifestyle.

Faucets can add luxury & charm to your kitchen and bathroom. The most important things to consider are buying a product that will stand the test of time. Here are some things to consider.


There are many types and styles of shower faucets to pick from. The one most frequently used is the type of shower faucet is the wall mounted faucet that is centered over the shower drain. Other shower faucets include faucets with longer arms coming from the wall, or even ceiling mounted faucets that cause a waterfall effect.

Once you have decided on a style you need to pick your finish. Your choices includes, stainless steel, nickel plating, porcelain, chrome plating, brass, bronze, white enamel, silver gold, colour epoxy & platinum.

The most popular finishes for shower faucets are chrome because they are durable & …

Sending Flowers and Gifts Online to Show How Much You Care

Have you ever had the yearning to hug someone who is miles away from you ? You can span the miles and bridge the gap by sending flowers and gifts online to show how much you care about that special someone. There are a lot of options to choose from when looking for floral arrangements and gifts online. A great assortment of flowers available at online flower shop Florist-flowers-roses-delivery. At this website, you can choose the type of flower you like, the kind of arrangement you want, and the date and time you want it delivered.

Show your special someone how much you care by sending flowers and gifts online. Roses, carnations, lilies, mums, tulips and so many others are available. You may order any floral arrangement from simple bouquets to elegant and grandiose centrepieces. The kind of flowers and floral arrangements you choose should match the sentiment you want to impart to your recipient.

Roses are the most common choice for floral arrangements to send if you want to convey love…

Sugar-free, Low-fat Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy. Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.


3 tbsp water

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake jar vigorously to mix ingredients well. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Per a 1 tbsp serving: 25 cal, 1 g carbs, 0 protein

Variations: Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette: Use 1/4 cup of the above recipe and add 2 tablespoons minced cilantro and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Lemon Caper Vinaigrette: Use 2 tablespoons of the Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette and add the following: 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons capers, drained, 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. This is good ov…

What Type of Espresso Machine Would You Prefer

When it appears to fashionable world beverages, coffee is absolutely on the pinnacle of the list. On account of our morning habit concerning coffee in addition to coffee shops turning up all over the place, espresso machines have turn out to be in high demand. There are three things to take into account when buying an espresso machine. Firstly, what it actually takes to prepare an excellent cup of coffee, secondly, the moment in time it takes to prepare, and thirdly, what it gets to uphold the machine.

It's entirely a solution and don't overlook these things when going to purchase one for yourself. An espresso machine is supposed to be utilized with thinly grounded coffee beans, and aerated or spring water. And lots of espresso machines have a filter fixed, to formulate the water taste somewhat clean. There is a range of espresso machines, and a few have two distributors. It's greatly more exclusive to have the twofold model, and that also is inclined to be the replica buil…