Pearl Talk

Written by Sher Matsen

Pearls never go out of style – they are always a classy and traditional wardrobe accessory that will never disappoint you. But this year they are a “front and center” fashion statement! So with more people inrepparttar market for pearls now is a good time for some “pearl talk.”

The pearl has always been a rather prim and proper piece of jewelry – classic and seeped in tradition. Well things they are a changing! The pearl is has had a very glamorous make over! Yes,repparttar 148568 classic strand still exists as it always will. But we warned we are seeing some vary daring looks fromrepparttar 148569 pearl this season. Extra long lengths, tasseled multi strands, pearls with semi precious stone accents, pearls on gold or silver chains. The pearl has been transformed into a fun and fashionable accessory.

So if you’re going to be inrepparttar 148570 market for pearls this year here is what you should know. • The glow or radiance of a pearl isrepparttar 148571 most important quality. Avoid pearls that are chalky or dull as they will be weak and may crack or peal. • The surface ofrepparttar 148572 pearl should be blemish free – no bumps or cracks. Inspect under a bright light. Baroque pearls arerepparttar 148573 exception to this rule – their charm is in their irregularities. • Pearls are measured in millimeters. The largerrepparttar 148574 pearlrepparttar 148575 higherrepparttar 148576 cost. A 6 mm pearl is going to be much less than a 12 mm pearl • The least expensive pearls arerepparttar 148577 freshwaters which mainly come from China. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Average size is around 7 mm • The best way to care for your pearls is simply to wear them. The natural skin oils keep them moisturized. Do not put them on until you are done with your cosmetics. This includes hair, facial, and perfume. The residues from these products will ruin your pearls. Do not wear your pearls inrepparttar 148578 water – chlorinated and salt water will damage them. Polish with a soft cloth and never use jewelry cleaning products on your pearls.

Quality pearls are not cheap but they will last a lifetime. Freshwater pearls are becoming very affordable. Not all of us will be inrepparttar 148579 market for “Real Pearls” and lucky us there are plenty of options. Swarovski makes a crystal pearl that is ofrepparttar 148580 finest quality and quite difficult to tell from a true pearl for a fraction ofrepparttar 148581 cost and they are available in a variety of colors. There is an endless supply of imitation pearl or costume jewelry pearls onrepparttar 148582 market. These are offered in a wide variety of styles and colors. Great fun at affordable prices.

So you ask what’s “In Style” this season? Well I’m glad you asked!

Spray Tan Basics

Written by Sher Matsen

With more and more of us understandingrepparttar serious consequences of suntanning, we are looking for alternatives. Rememberrepparttar 148567 first self tanners that hitrepparttar 148568 shelves many years ago – wella you became instant carrot orange. Well we’ve come along way babe! The hottest thing to hitrepparttar 148569 beauty seen is “spray tanning.”

Spray tan in a can isrepparttar 148570 latest in sunless tanning technology. Forget lotions or pump sprays that leave uneven tones. Although lotions have come along way fromrepparttar 148571 carrot orange days, some can still leave you with orange under tones. Aerosol tanning sprays can leave you with a perfect looking, no hassle, even tan. Spray tan in a can isrepparttar 148572 safest, easiest way to get a perfect sunless tan at home! . No more harmful UV rays or trips torepparttar 148573 tanning bed.

You will want to find a reputable shop. Ask around, word of mouth is always a good way to find out what salon doesrepparttar 148574 best spray tanning. Once you’ve chosen a salon book your appointment. If your planning to have a spray tan for a special event, say like your wedding, then I would suggest a trial run about a month prior. If you likerepparttar 148575 results you can book again, if you don’t then I suggest trying another salon.

Onrepparttar 148576 day of your appointment shower and exfoliate. Use a loofah and shower gel and body scrub to remove all your dry/dead skin. This will ensure an even application.

Atrepparttar 148577 salon they will give you instructions, often these instructions are inrepparttar 148578 form ofrepparttar 148579 video. The whole procedure and what you need to do will be explained to you. . Some important things to remember: 1. hold your breath whenrepparttar 148580 spray is going off (for about 14 seconds and its very challenging) 2. followrepparttar 148581 instructions “exactly” as to where to applyrepparttar 148582 lotion to blockrepparttar 148583 spray on your feet and hands. You need to blockrepparttar 148584 spray from your hands and feet because these areas have excess wrinkles and creases, so if they are sprayed you will get a tell-tale white veiny looking areas inrepparttar 148585 creases. 3. whenrepparttar 148586 spray stops you need to turn around 4. when you leaverepparttar 148587 spray booth you will be given towels to wipe down and remove any excess spray. Make sure you wipe not blot. The color from your spray tan will last anywhere from 7-10 days. The treatments are still a bit onrepparttar 148588 pricey side at around $40.00 a treatment, so this isn’t something you get done on a regular basis, more like a treat or for a special occasion. Some companies sell packages that give you a reduced rate.

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