Make-up has come a long way since its origin. Cosmetics that are widely known today were not so common yesterday. Similarly, the products we use today may not be here tomorrow. Today it is all about style that is healthy and economical. Staying healthy is the major concern therefore people are now increasingly relying on mineral makeup. If basic cosmetics are organic in nature, such as mineral foundation, you can save yourself from a lot of harm causing chemicals.
The modern cosmetics available in the market today have many stories and myths associated with them. Most of them are totally false, but still believed to be true. A few of them are listed below:
• Cosmeceutical are better than other cosmetic companies: A general perception about this may be that the word cosmeceutical would be a combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals so it has to be better for the skin. However, this may not be true. More pharmaceuticals may also mean more chemicals and eventually, more harm to your skin. Likewise, according to FDA, there is no such thing as “cosmeceutical”. It is just a marketing term used to attract the audience. Watch out!
• Everything that is recommended by dermatologists has to work: This may be another marketing term to attract the target audience. Not every product that lists ‘dermatologists tested’ may actually be tested by dermatologists. In fact, very little number of such products is in reality tested by the dermatologists themselves.
• Natural products are undoubtedly the best products: Although this may be surprising to a lot of people, but not all natural ingredients in cosmetics might be good for your skin. There are a lot of natural products which may generate some kind of itching on your skin. Moreover, just because a product...
Choosing the Right Educational Path in Order to Become a Fashion Designer
If fashion designing is your calling and you dream of becoming a part of a major fashion house such as Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Armani, Prada and so many more some day, then you’ve stumbled onto the prefect resource center! Preparing for a career in fashion designing is going to be surprisingly easy with the resources and help you will find here!
If you’re looking to become a fashion designer, then you need to make sure that you receive the best education in the field. Applying in Britain is your best option because, British fashion designing courses are generally regarded as the best in the world. Graduates sometimes get jobs in international fashion houses right after they complete their education and some even start clothing lines of their own!
What qualifications are you required to have in order to apply to fashion designing schools in Britain? You need to have completed your secondary education, or alternatively, students may even have a degree in equivalent vocational courses like BTEC in National Diplomas.
After having completed your secondary education, you need to apply for a “foundation course”. So what exactly is a foundation course? This course introduces you to the basics of fashion designing, and no, it is not all fun and games. This course lets you have a broad and comprehensive art and design experience and you also learn how to put together the kind of portfolios which the industry demands.
After the foundation year, you are required to go on to the Higher National Diploma. This is a two year course. You may also do a Bachelor of Arts in fashion designing. This is a three year course. But most colleges ...
Black Mary Jane decided to do a promotional commercial. We did a spoof on the Blaxploitation films from the 70s. Starring Ashley Oliver as a Foxy Brown-esque character, she is looking sharp and kicking some major unfashionable butt.The film also stars Erik King - an up and coming soul singer with a John Legend vibe and Donny Hathaway phrasing. Expect big things from the both of them in the future. Here is the commercial.Black Mary Jane Commercial from Black Mary Jane on Vimeo.Black Mary Jane is vintage fashion lifestyle and attitude. She is a fashion blog that caters to her sistas and most definitely caters to her men. Covering everything from vintage to edgy and trends - Black Mary Jane is the go-to blog for people of color. She is scandalous, tawdry, and chic.
Ruby Dee was stylish and brilliant on stage and in film. Black Mary Jane is inspired by this beautiful woman. The actress was known as a stage performer on Broadway, until she became nationally famous in the 1950 film, "The Jackie Robinson Story." She has received nationally acclaim in several films since then - these films include: "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Edge of the City. "Together with Ossie Davis, she and her husband became known as one of Hollywood's most successful couples. They managed to stay together - an incredible feat for couples in Hollywood. Most recently, the actress starred in "American Gangster" with Denzel Washington. On screen, the actress worse some of the sharpest clothes in the world. In person, her style has been called fresh, vibrant, and classic. Black Mary Jane salutes Ruby Dee - a sista with style and class.
Black Mary Jane was nominated for a 2010 Black Weblog Award. We were nominated in the areas of: Best Culture, Best Fashion, Best Writing, Blog of the Year, and Blog to Watch. Getting nominated is a tremendous honor, but we need more nominations in order to make it to the finals. Please nominate us in these categories. The process takes two minutes total. Help support us: http://3eighteenmedia.wufoo.com/forms/2010-black-weblog-awards-nomination-form/We Need You! Please nominate us in these categories so that we can make it to the finals! use the link above. They will ask for our url, it is: http://www.blackmaryjane.blogspot.com/
Burberry Brit by Burberry Cologne for Men
“Burberry Brit by Burberry for Men is an epitomizing the modern, British man. Brit for Men captures a relaxed elegance and effortless style. This fresh, oriental woody fragrance that blends juicy green mandarin and freshly cut ginger with wild rose and spicy hints of cedarwood to create a confident, sexy, masculine scent. Fragrance Notes: Bergamot, Green Mandarin and Ginger Accord, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Wild Rose, Nutmeg, Tonka Beans, Oriental Woods Accords, Greay Musk. Fragrance Family: Woody Recommended Use: All Occasions”
Burberry Brit by Burberry Perfume for Women
“Burberry Brit by Burberry for Women launched in 2003 is a fragrance that captures the class and sophistication of today’s modern woman. Burberry Brit fragrance blend is unique full-bodied, fresh, and deliciously sweet floral. Put on Burberry Brit and make your own fashionable statement. Fragrance Notes: Green Almond, Lime, Pear, White Peony, Almonds, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla, Tonka Bean. Fragrance Family: Floral Recommended Use: Any Occasions”
For the first time in my life I laugh at myself because I was thinking that the batik wax is like a candle.So when my friend Nora ( a professional artist at Wisma Conlay ) show me that is the wax, we both laugh.
Really, I thought it is like a candle that we use to put on cakes. It is like a solid rock and had to be melted in a hot pan.So for those who never see how the wax look like, here are the pictures.
I show you the solid wax, a new melted wax and an old one ( regularly used )
New batik wax ( just boiled…a good one is clear and does not look milky )
Old wax ( regurlarly used )
The solid wax and resin will be both boiled in a hot pant before you can start drawing. It is on 50-50 basis ( resin act as a binder or glue to wax ). The old one looks darker as Nora inform me that it had been used regularly and that is why the colour change.
What is the use wax? To colour your batik, the wax will resist other colors or dye to enter into the other area. So if you want one area to be in yellow, the wax that you had applied will block that ‘yellow’ colour from entering the neighbourhood. So if you find some wax residue on your batik, do not worry because it is very common and washable.
I love to see the wax remain on drawing because it will look nicer. For clothes, it has to be removed first where the cloth will be boiled with soda ash to remove it. For drawing, you can just removed it with steaming it with iron. Put a piece of paper ( unused newspaper ) on top of the drawing and another layer underneath. The paper will a...