A Pursuit For The Nose

Take note, when you buy a perfume bottle most of the cost goes to the packaging, advertising, sales profit and tax. Only a small percentage, actually around ten percent, is dedicated to the costs of the scents. So why buy when you can make your own perfume. Not only will you be able to save some money but you’ll get a blast from the pursuit of the perfect perfume. One of the greatest advantages of making your own perfume is that you don’t have to worry about having chemicals and preservatives going onto your skin. Since you’re more likely going to work with natural, you don’t have to worry about the possible effects of synthetic materials on your body. However, …

All You Need To Know About Fragrances And Perfumes

Why do people use perfume? Men and women alike have their own purposes for using fragrances. Some just like to smell good, and smelling good enhances their own well-being. Some use perfume to make a grand statement as they enter a room and to leave an impression as they go out. Some enhance their own natural scent with perfume so they would be seductive and appealing to the opposite sex. There are many reasons as to why people use fragrances. Unique Signature Scents When you buy perfumes, however, you have to be careful. It is very unwise to just pick up a bottle and head off to the counter to buy that fragrance. You have to test it on your …

How to Treat Your Feet When Traveling

They say getting there is half the fun. But if you anticipate long hours on the road, on the tracks or in the air, getting there can be the worst part of your trip. Chalk it up to tight transportation quarters or cramped positions. In fact, inactivity and sitting in one position for prolonged periods, as many people do while traveling, can stiffen muscles and hinder circulation. This inactivity can also cause health problems such as swelling of the feet and blood clots in the legs. Finding relief and relaxation during your journey – and at your destination – can be as simple as knowing how to treat your feet. Moving and stretching your feet and legs and wearing proper …

How To Choose Your Personal Scent

There is nothing like wearing a particular fragrance as a signature. Long after you have left the room your fragrance can linger. A particular fragrance can make quite an impact, on both sexes. Most perfumes are made by combining three scents called notes. The top note lasts the least amount of time, the middle note lasts longer and the base note lasts around 24 hours. Generally when you first smell a perfume you will notice the top note. A few hours later you will smell the middle note. There are seven fragrance types used in the creation of perfumes, they are woodsy or mossy, oriental, fruity, single floral, floral bouquet, spicy and what are called modern blends. Today custom blended …

How To Choose Over-The-Counter Products For Your Hair

Ah, the never-ending debate over professional and non-professional hair-care products. In the past, this debate was resolved easily with a famous quote, “You get what you pay for.” But today, the line between professional and non-professional products has become blurry due to the emergence of inexpensive professional products and expensive non-professional products. You see, it used to be that you almost always paid $10 for a bottle of shampoo from the salon. Non-professional shampoos, on the other hand, only cost a couple of dollars. Today, however, you can spend as much or more on a bottle of shampoo from your local department store as you can for a bottle from the salon. The reason that this is so is because …

How To Make The Most Of What’s Naturally Yours – Enhancing Your Eyes With Eyeliner.

The eyes are generally considered the most beautiful part of the body. They are seen as “windows to your soul,” and very few people decline to comment on a pair of striking eyes. Fortunately, they are also the easiest of features to enhance. So read on and discover how to make those eyes really “pop” and catch attention. When you are first learning how to apply eyeliner, it can be one of the trickiest tasks to master. But when it is applied properly, the overall effects can be absolutely amazing. Skillful application of different eyeliner can help make your eyes look more evenly spaced, thus giving a better balance to your entire face, and this is only one of the …

How To Buy Perfume That Right For You

How To Buy Perfume That Right For You Buying Perfume can be a very hard decision, especially when you buying that perfume for your friend or lover. Different people will have different choice of perfume. Also each fragrance will produce a different scent on various types of skin. Therefore, when buying perfume we need to do some good research and try it out before you make the final decision. There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which …

How To Buy Perfume That Is Right For You

Buying Perfume can be a very hard decision, especially when you buying that perfume for your friend or lover. Different people will have different choice of perfume. Also each fragrance will produce a different scent on various types of skin. Therefore, when buying perfume we need to do some good research and try it out before you make the final decision. There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which perfume is popular that most people use it. …

How to Buy Perfume

There are hundreds brands of perfume and thousands of scents available in the market nowadays. If you never bought any perfume before and not sure which perfume will be right for you or your friend, you should check out the Perfume Review website online or ask your friend to see which perfume is popular that most people use it. After that, you can go out to department store to try it on your skin. Trial and testing Perfume There are 2 ways that you can try perfume either direct on your skin or spray on the fragrance blotters. Now there is both advantage and disadvantage about these two methods of testing if you only using one method. By testing on …

How To Buy Men’s Fragrance

Men are often challenged in some cases even overwhelmed at selecting a proper men’s fragrance. What should I buy aftershave, cologne, Eau de toilette? Contrary, to what some men believe, it is not that difficult to select the proper fragrance, once you understand each fragrance’s function and your personal needs. Often times, you may need more than one type of fragrance as your daily needs will vary. To get started, you must understand the differences between cologne, Eau De Toilette (EDT) and aftershave. No, it is not all the same, even though it may appear both cologne and aftershave have a similar fragrance in the bottle, in reality there is a difference. Aftershave is designed to use after a man …

How to Apply Fake Tan

The dangers of sunbathing are well documented which is why self tanning is becoming increasingly popular. Follow these simple steps to ensure you achieve a perfect looking tan. Pre- Application (a) If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on a small area of skin 24 hours before applying to the entire body. If a reaction develops do not use. (b) Exfoliate thoroughly and preferably for 2-3 days prior to the self tan application. This will give a smoother surface for the fake tan to be applied and will prevent the tan becoming patchy and uneven. (c) Moisturise on a daily basis, preferable using a moisturiser that is from the same brand as the self tanning product. Avoid oil …

How To Apply Eyeliner

Apply Eyeliner Like A Professional Many people think they already know how to apply eyeliner, and by all rights, they do a good job. In actuality, there is a big difference between the way you might apply eyeliner and the way a professional make-up artist does. Use these easy-to-follow steps and you can apply eyeliner like a professional make-up artist: 1. Select your eyeliner An eyeliner must be applied near the base of your eyelashes. As there are varying products in the market such as cake eyeliner, liquid liner and pencil eyeliner, it is important to try each type so that you will know which type will best accentuate your own natural beauty. Also, to whatever type you prefer, practice …

Stunning Hair Straight From Your Kitchen

It’s a fact that as the seasons change, so does our hair. Depending on your hair type and climate, your hair may turn oily or dry, dull or limp or your hair may begin to thin out a little. We’re really no different than other animals in that we shed our hair in the spring and fall and it’s not impossible that you may notice a few bare spots where you would normally have hair. Never fear, your kitchen pantry holds several basics which contain the same active ingredients as many pricey salon hair therapies. These remedies are great if you develop a specific problem and don’t have a product specially formulated for treating it. In many cases, these home …

Anti-wrinkle Cream Review – Sunscreen Cream

Sunscreen creams are necessary when you plan to spend a long time on a hot, sunny day. Sunrays contain ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep into skin tissues and destroy natural binding elements that keep the skin intact, making it loosen up over time. There are many manufacturers of sunscreen creams and lotions. It is advisable to try creams made by well-known companies to ensure you get products that have been well tested. If you live in sunny localities and have to spend long times outdoors, going for a sunscreen product makes sense in the long run. The facial skin tissues are very soft and get easily tanned and damaged when exposed to sun rays for long durations. You can try …

An Introduction To Perfumes And Colognes

The word perfume is from a Latin phrase meaning “through smoke” and was thought to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians who burned fragrant woods and plants for their pleasant odors. Over the years perfume has been used, refined and enhanced by every major civilization and today perfume as we know it is a very big business. Today’s modern perfume has three main components: The scent – Virtually anything natural or synthetic that has an odor can be used in the making of perfume. Typically scents are made from flowers, citrus, spices, woods and sometimes even leather. The fixative – These ingredients act to stabilize the aromatic compound and help to make the scent last longer. The solvent – …

Aftershaves Have a New Face These Days

Ever wonder why so many men choose to have beards rather than go through the process of daily shaving? One reason leaps immediately to mind, the discomfort of shaving and the drying nature of many aftershaves leave men completely disinclined to endure the entire process. The good news is that there are many newer products on the market today that offer more comfort even during the after shaving process. There are new products in the forms of gels, crèmes, and lotions that promise comfort and relief from shaving while acting as moisturizes so your skin isn’t dried out as a result of the process. So ladies, if your man’s whiskers are becoming problematic, then you might suggest one of the …