Clean Gold Jewelry

Gold is tarnish-resistant, but it can get dirty or smudged. Lotions, powders, soaps, even natural skin oils that we use regularly can cover your jewelry and cut down their brilliance. Jewelry cleaning removes any such build-up or residue and restores the original sparkle and shine to make your precious jewelries last a lifetime.

Although numerous commercial products are available to clean gold jewelry, most often water and a mild detergent is sufficient to restore the radiance, and a soft brush helps to gently clean intricate filigree designs and stones. Sometimes it can be helpful to soak the gold jewelry in a solution of one part ammonia and six parts water for up to sixty seconds. It is imperative to dry and polish your gold jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.

Jewelry polishing cloths are an effective and inexpensive way of keeping your bits of gold glittering and radiant. These essential cotton cloths help to remove tarnish and to buff jewelry to look as good as new. Avoid wearing jewelry while in contact with household chemicals,

Jeans That Fit

Here are a few hints when trying to find jeans that will fit and look great on YOU.

  • Small flat behind: If you have a small flat behind and your jeans tend to make you look smaller, choose a design with detailed pockets that are high and slightly smaller than those found on most styles. Pockets will drawn attention to the eye and will create the illusion of width and lift. To add curves Wear low-rise jeans in a cotton-Lycra blend. The clingy fabric hugs the body and a contoured waistband will help create curves. Choose a pair that has been lightened at the
    thighs and knees to make legs look more shapely. Avoid standard boot cut jeans that have little shape.
  • To flatten a tummy: Try a medium to high-rise (no higher than the belly button) in a dark color.
  • For the appearance of smaller thighs: Stick to dark colors for sure and wear flared styles that will draw the eye downward and create balance. Don’t wear them too tight or too loose.
  • For the appearance if slim hips: Do

Tips Pick Coat

You might also want to think twice in putting on those lavish furs she has. A coat is a necessity in the winter season but with just the right amount of being finicky and some sense of style we might just turn this old timer outfit to a fashion statement.

Here are some tips on choosing the best coat.

  1. First off, assess your figure.
  2. Highlight a good curve with double breasted coat or choose a design where you can overlie the coat and produce a v-neck style.
  3. If you are blessed with great hips, accentuate it with a chic shawl coat. Try fur coats that would highlight your hips.
  4. On a full breasted figure a turtleneck coat would look formal and sleek; it will make your breast appear an inch or so less.
  5. For women more on the petite side do away from bulky coat as it would make you appear shorter. Choose a single-breasted cut coat. Keep it simple and elegant.
  6. You can fake an unfavorable figure by choosing

Merrell Shoes

For the spring/summer 06, the colourful Merrell ‘Pacific’ range of sandals, feature a sun light activated anti-bacterial foot bed to ward off bad smells. The Chameleon II ‘Kahuna’ sandal, designed to impress the outdoor adventurer, is a technical performer featuring; a pig skin upper with breathable neoprene lining, a patented cushioned mid-sole, a Microban foot bed and Vibram sole. Incorporating all the technical features of the Kahuna, the Chameleon II Convertible has a removable neoprene back strap. This sandal is ideal for water sports or adventure walking. Another very popular part of The Merrell summer range is the Waterpro ‘Ultra-sport’, great for scrambling across a slippery deck. Useful features are the ventilated uppers and drainage ports for quick drying.

For the Autumn/winter range the Merrell Spirit ‘Tibet High’ is a winter boot with soft leather and lots of detailing of the laces and buttons. The special Polartec lining and spun wool collar make the Spirit range very comfortable and feature the pretty snowflake designed outsole give plenty of grip.

Stylish Stiletto Heels

Most women have many pairs of stiletto heeled shoes in their wardrobe. They are simply main types. Some give them a sexy look while others make them appear as a businesswoman. You can also find one that is appropriate for just any occasion.

Just like many good things, stiletto heels too were first designed in italy. They became extremely popular in the 50s. Not only women, but men also wore stiletto. Unbelievable! But true. Stiletto heels would go well with formal outfits. Men wore it to add two or three inches to their actual height and were in a search for better (taller) personality.

After the mid seventies, stiletto shoes were seen more as an erotic content than as a measure to make one taller. Women begin to see it as a source of confidence and power. Of course stiletto shoes were part of bedroom life for a number of couples across Europe and America.

If you hit a ladies footwear store, you will be amazed at the variety of shapes and sizes available for stiletto shoes. The style of the shoes depends much on your choice of occasion to use them. The price as

Leather Pants and Jeans

Leather apparels are no longer the domain of males. Today, you find innumerable envious designs for women. The leather pants and leather jeans category is no exception. Finding the right pants and jeans in leather can at times get a little daunting. Though, many of the leather apparel manufacturers are stocking leather pants, you might not get to see the best of designs. The internet works out to be a treasure trove for the best and latest designs in leather apparel and accessories, especially leather jeans and leather pants. http://www.leathericon.com is one such site that stores some of the best and latest designs in top quality leather at comparatively economical prices. Of course, good quality leather products are seldom cheap.

Though, leather is comparatively very durable than other fabrics, it does need to be pampered with a little care. Immediately clean away all stains from water or other liquids. It is always best to let the leather dry at room temperature only. You could alternatively use hair dryer if need be, but remember that too much heat makes the leather shiny. Use of household cleaning fluids should be avoided as far as possible. Shoe cream, mink oil

Gothic Clothing

Gothic clothing uses a look that includes what some people feel is a sexy, sleek, and wild look. Not everyone is going to dress in a suit and tie for work, and if you are not in that group, consider gothic clothing to set your mood for fun all day and all night long. Gothic clothing is based on the use of tight corsets, tight clothing, leathers, the look of chains and an overall style that is different from many other types of designers and styles that are available.

Most gothic clothing is not available in retail stores offline. You can occasionally find a gothic clothing store offline, but in larger cities. Prices for gothic clothing are going to be a bit higher, as you are purchasing a specialty item, one that will take you back in time to a point where costumes where a daily habit, and the costumes wear worn by those who had the most power in that time, and the most wisdom.

Gothic clothing often times represents a more animal looking side to life. The animal prints of the leopard and the tiger are often times very popular with the gothic clothing

Look at Large Clothing

When pregnant, searching for the right clothing is sometimes tricky. Although there are many large-sized clothes only few actually look good. Consequently, finding proper large clothing is a bit of a challenge. Here are some tips what you could look for when you are searching for clothes while expecting a baby.

First of all, even if you don’t feel like spending money on maternity wear, you’ll still have to buy at least some pants designed for mothers-to-be. There is no getting around it. You can find many nice and comfortable maternity pants; maternity jeans are also available if you would like to invest some more money in clothing. Whatever you choose, just keep in mind that when it comes to pants large clothing will simply not do.

As far as buying underwear is concerned, you don’t have to worry about it. You can just purchase large clothing that suits you best. Finding larger sized panties and bras will be an easy task.
If you are a nursing mother you might want to have nursing bras. My advice is not to bother buying them. Find nice bras in large clothing stores instead. When trying on some pay

Layered Hair Styles

Apart from its versatility, layers have many other advantages. For instance, adding layers can modernize an old style without too drastic of a change, and layers can be both flirty and elegant, making them appropriate for any age. What’s more is that different layers can add natural volume to hair your hair without the use of chemicals and layers can also help hair that is damaged by split ends since layering requires cutting these split and broken ends off. This gives hair a more polished appearance. Creating layers can lighten very thick, heavy hair, allowing its natural waves to appear in medium and long styles and layering can be of particular advantage for those who suffer from migraine headaches since layering can give some relief with the lighter styles it creates.

But while layered hair can work well with most types of hair and hairstyles, there are some drawbacks that you may want to evaluate before layering your hair. Firstly, very curly hair does not layer well, because the shorter layers tend to curl too much and this disrupts the layered look creating a scruffy appearance. Secondly, folks who like to change their styles frequently may not

Take Care of Sheep Skin Boots

Keep in mind that sheep skin boots are made from an animal’s skin, and animals do get exposed to the elements. They get wet and dirty and they recover from this exposure to the elements, so it is safe to assume that your new boots can be safely cleaned as well. Boots made from a sheep’s skin are in some ways delicate, and they can be easily damaged by chemicals or by scratches and other types of abrasions. To maintain that expensive, soft look of the sheep skin, never use inappropriate chemicals when cleaning. And always use soft rags that will not scratch or otherwise damage the surface of the boots.

The first thing you should do after purchasing a pair of sheep skin boots is to apply a spray sealant type product to the boot. Be sure to follow the product’s directions for use. Taking this step is more of a preventative measure. It will offer a certain degree of protection by blocking soil and water from penetrating into the sheep skin.

When you do need to clean your sheep skin boots start by using a soft brush or a soft, dry cloth. Apply light

Science Fiction Clothing

Now the U.S. Airforce has made Science Fiction come to life. There is a new technology which attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves. These chemicals will repel water, oil and bacteria, because they are directly bounded to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the fibers of the material. This coating both kills bacteria, and forces liquids to bead and run off.

The U.S. Military spent more than 20 million to develop the fabric.

“During Desert Storm, most casualties were from bacterial infections – not accidents or friendly fire.” Jeff Owens, one of the scientists who worked to develop the process said.

They treated underwear of soldiers who worn them for several weeks and it was found to stay hygienic. Not only did the underwear stay clean, but it was also reported that it cleared up some skin complaints.

In 1951, there was a film called, “The Man in the White Suit.” This film had the general idea of clothes that never got dirty. In 1961, the Science Fiction writer, Stanislaw Lem, wrote about spray-on clothing, in his novel, “Return From the Stars.” In the Utopian world of

Fancy Dress

Nowadays Spiderman oufits have web shooting attachments and advanced muscle definition and, for all I know, are made from space age materials, a far cry from the all in one nylon catsuit style of my youth.

Recent films such as the Lord of the Rings and the culmination of the preposterous Star Wars Trilogy (something else that was definitely much better when I was a kid) have led to a massive upsurge in the number of costumes available and the demand for them. And interestingly this demand is being led as much by adults as children.

Fancy dress shops are booming and online searches for fancy dress top 10,000 daily. Wigs, accessories and masks are among the top sellers as well as period fancy dress.

For example 70s fancy dress is a massive market, influenced no doubt by the many 70s nights that people go to at various tacky, sticky-carpeted discos throughout the UK. Although why anyone thinks that wearing an afro wig and flares will disguise their obvious ugliness and lack of style is beyone me. Also the afro wig makes you sweat heavily in a hot and busy nightclub…. So I was told

Ladies Evening Dresses

There are not many rules as to what women should wear when choosing an evening dress so it can be very personal to suit your individual taste. The three main points to consider are the type of event, what season it is and how formal the occasion is expected to be. Short dresses are the preferred style for those hot summer months and would be ideal for those outdoor events, but for those cold winter months black is usually the desired color, although there are some deep blue and other dark colors which would be great alternatives.

The designer dresses are by far the most sought after for actresses, it has become a requirement for those posh celebrity awards. Some names such as Calvin, Klein, Gabbana, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and Versace just to name a few, are some of the most popular designers that we hear when they ask the actresses at these events who designed their gowns. While these are fine choices for these rich popular celebrities, they are way out of the reach of some of the regular folks and they usually have to settle for an imitation.

Look for styles that match your

Leather Shoes

Leather lasts. Leather is a material that’s got through the tanning of hides and skins of animals, and when we refer to leather footwear, we’re usually referring to shoes from cow hide. Would you believe I have a pair of men’s dress shoes with leather uppers and lowers that are now 14 years old, and they still look and feel just fantastic.

Leather lowers do tend to wear out quicker than man made soles, and as a consequence many opt for the leather upper only, but even so, a good quality upper really does make a better shoe than alternative cheaper options. Leather outsoles are found with the more expensive shoes. Leather definitely gives a more supportive fit overall and this is because it adjusts to the natural shape of your foot

Man made Italian shoes are synonymous with quality footwear and have a reputation that spans back as far as the history of shoes as we know it. Recent times have seen quite a demand in the black and white slip on shoe in particular, and as they are made from such soft leather it means that they are incredibly comfortable to wear too. One

Eco-Friendly Fashion Footwear

  1. 1. One pair of weather-protective footwear. If you could only buy one boot in your life, an eco-friendly, air-seal range boot like the 14-Eye Boot from Vegetarian Shoes is the one to go with. If you spend a good amount of time outdoors, go with two pairs. Air-seal range boots sporting steel tipped toe and a sole made from rubber tires will provide you with that everlasting quality you need and want.
  2. One or two pairs of fashion boots in a medium or dark neutral. These leather alternative boots are classic enough for work-wear yet sexy enough to add an edge to jeans and an everyday tee. Top-of-the-calf boots with a flat heel are one of the cold weather season’s hottest looks, but are surprisingly in-demand even as the weather grows warmer. For those of you who love the Engineer boots, but want something a little more fitted, the Biker boots are perfect! When you’re feeling a little “rebel”, wear them as biker boots. When your style is more classic looking, just take off the buckle, instantly providing you with simple, comfortable boots that go with everything.
  3. One pair of chic looking boots. Almost knee high boots like the

Hats Off to You

For years all a guy would be caught wearing was the baseball cap and knit hat on winter days. Now we see the beanie coming back in style with the new urban generations. A beanie is like a knit hat. It hugs the top of the head, reaching to just about the top of the ears and is usually folded up over itself to create a wide band. The beanie can be made of fleece or durable cotton and is available in range of muted solid colors.

Women are starting to wear similar fleece or canvas style hats that are made to look more like hats rather than hugging the head the way a beanie does. These come in a range of colors and usually have a small jaunty brim towards the front that folds down flat in the back. Women also have more choice in accessories than men. Their hats come with ribbons, beads, decorative fur edging or even a little hat pin of some time.

For you guys that want a hat with some style you can always lead the way by wearing a fedora or a panama hat. A fedora is the kind

Fendi Bags

The first thing to take note of is that all authentic Fendi bags have serial numbers printed right on them. This shouldn’t be a serial number that occurs in any other Fendi handbag, so if you are at a retailer that has several bags all with the same serial number, you know that they are fakes. It’s important to note that many fakes do in fact have serial numbers, so you cannot assume that a serial number makes one an authentic Fendi. A serial number in and of itself isn’t enough to have you opening your check book, so keep reading so that you can decipher which is the real deal and which is not so that you don’t spend too much on something that isn’t worth it.

Once you have located the serial number you can then move onto the straps or handles on the handbag. Authentic Fendi bags have leather, not vinyl, straps and handles on their bags most of the time. Also, the straps are totally leather, there is no layering or vinyl backing on the handles and straps. Also, when you look at the stitching in the leather on authentic Fendi bags you

Silk Production

People started following the silk road some 4,000 years ago. Very few people traversed its entire length, with the notable exception of Marco Polo (1256-1323), the famous explorer. Polo noticed silk in many of the fairs and bazaars he saw while traveling through what is today the Middle East, Iran, Uzbekistan, and elsewhere. Thus silk production was clearly widespread in the middle ages of our era.

The secret to silk production is to have both silkworms and mulberry trees, preferably the white mulberry, which is the only food the silkworms, or more accurately, caterpillars, will eat. They are essentially mulberry leaf eating machines. When the caterpillars are fully grown they produce a cocoon by extruding silk from their bodies. The extrusion starts as a liquid and then solidifies after contacting air. The purpose of the cocoon is to protect the pupa, which will eventually turn into a moth, although only enough moths are allowed to develop to support the next generation of silk worms.

The cocoons are remarkable in that they are made from just one long, thin, strand of silk, and it takes know-how to unravel the single strand, which is normally about 400-500 meters

Prom Dresses Care

Tips for Preserving Your Prom Dress

  • To preserve your prom dress, it should be dry cleaned before storage. Stains can occur due to many day to day things like invisible food and beverage spills, as well as your body oils, left untreated. Show the dry cleaner any know stain area before cleaning.
  • Prom Dresses consisting of volatile fabric and highly vulnerable texture may not withstand the chemicals or the dry cleaning process, it is important that you professional advice form your dry cleaner on which treatment would be appropriate for such dresses. Beware of solvents that the dry cleaner may use to clean your dress, certain fabric might lose their color and no longer match the color of gown, and these solvents are normally used, and are not the fault of the dry cleaner, so take care of such issues before hand.
  • Look for cleaners specialized in prom dresses and gowns, and also see the gown manufacturer’s advice on cleaning. If you don’t know any cleaner ask for references from the people you know.

Storing a prom dress is very important as it prevents it from gaining further deterioration or slows the deterioration process.

Jazz Up Your Style

Every morning when you leave your home you deserve to feel great about what you’re wearing. This doesn’t mean that you have to be dressed in expensive or designer clothing; it does mean that you will have chosen a clothing style that suits you and is in a color that makes your skin glow.
To jazz up your style start with:

  1. Getting to know the colors that look great on you. When you wear colors
    that suit your skin tone your skin looks more radiant, fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles are less apparent. Wearing the wrong colors (a mistake many women make) will make your skin look sallow, drab and lines and wrinkles will stand out. Before you purchase an outfit be sure the color will make your skin look radiant. If you are one of those women who always buy the same color, use that color as a starting point and add a few colors at a time (from your color palette) to create interest in your wardrobe.
  2. Wearing clothes that are flattering for your body shape: Choose clothes that bring out your positive features. Get to know your body shape and choose the

Large Size Man Shoes

Large size man shoes must be able to keep the feet dry at all times. Most shoes now come with a Gortex lining to waterproof the feet. If you think your feet will get wet, like when crossing a stream, take the shoes off and dry the feet before putting them back on. Shoes that get wet will dry faster when stuffed with a cloth or newspaper. Shoes should be able to provide comfort and protect the feet from all sorts of sharp objects that could wound the feet. They should also be able to provide support, traction and more importantly, comfort.

When you anticipate a long walk, always consider the shoes you will be wearing and the terrain of the path you will take. It is best to bring along another pair to have something to change to depending on the walking condition. Look for well built, solid shoes with protective under sole and a thick and durable outer sole. There are detachable insoles that are available in most shoe stores, pick one that is highly absorbent. A good insole absorbs over 50 percent of the shock from the foot. Hard surfaces pound on the foot

Some Tips for Wearing Accessories

  1. Accessories should be in balance with the weight of your clothing. For instance, if you are wearing a skirt or suit in a heavy fabric don’t wear sandals.
  2. Rings are great, but wearing too many at one time will look gaudy. For business, wear only one ring on each hand. Also, if your rings have become too tight they will create an unflattering look. Getting them off and stretched to fit your finger would be a good idea.
  3. Wear earrings that flatter your face shape. If you have a long face avoid long dangling earrings. The long lines of the earrings will make the face appear longer. That style is better for those who will look better with the added length to their face.
  4. Eyeglasses are considered an accessory. When you wear glasses limit the accessories around your face to two.
  5. Match your earrings to the style of clothes you are wearing. Pearl earrings are best worn with a dressy outfit and flashy, ornate earrings are best kept for festive, party events.

Find The Scent

Consequently, finding the perfect scent means putting aside an afternoon just for the occasion. It should be the one and only goal for the shopping trip. With that in mind, do not wear your usual perfume on the day you are planning to find a new scent. Wearing another perfume will only interfere with your sense of smell, and ultimately your decision.

When you arrive at the perfume counter of your choice, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Also, you should approach the counter with some idea of what you like and what you dislike. For instance, you should know your preference for either citrus, musk, patchouli, or floral scents. Communicating your likes and dislikes will help the salesperson narrow down your choices.

As you begin testing scents, you will need to take a break after three or four scents. The salesperson should offer you some coffee beans to sniff (they neutralize the effects of the perfumes), but if this isn’t an option, walk a way for about five minutes and then come back to the counter.

As you begin to find fragrances you like, you will be able to narrow down your choices