Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mineral Makeup and other Organic Cosmetics (part 2 of 2)


When buying organic cosmetic be aware that there are some companies which adds the words “derived from” to make and impression that the ingredients are natural.  Be careful of the labeling.  Some organic health experts would say that if it is good enough to eat then it can be used.

In relation to organic mineral-based makeup, it also does not mean that the product is totally safe. Jus take note of the ingredients and avoid putting or using minerals which show high toxic levels.  You can check the material safety data sheets and check the safety level of the materials in your mineral makeup.

Also, since mineral makeup is loose powder, you need to ensure that the vanity or sink area for the makeup is dust free. It the makeup area has the mineral makeup scattered the dust can still be an irritant.

But organic and mineral-based makeup lists a lot of benefits which would be good for your body and health.  These benefits would be:

• Ingredients are not only natural, they can also nurture and heal your skin.

• Mineral foundation evens out the tone of your skin and covers the facial flaws while letting the skin to breathe.

• There are no oil fillers which can block or clog your pore leading to different skin problems.

• There us no talc.  Talc can lead to dryness of your skin and even emphasize the face’s fine lines.

Organic and mineral makeup both displays benefits which should be taken advantage by women and cosmetic users.  It is about time we focus on our health and not just on beauty alone.

Mineral Makeup and other Organic Cosmetics (part 1 of 2)


The cosmetic industry is capitalizing on the health trend.  More and more women and cosmetic users are becoming health conscious.  They are now paying attention on what they put on their faces and if they are detrimental to health.  This is why cosmetic lines and brands focusing on organic and mineral makeup manufacturing is increasing.

When we say organic makeup, it can come from several materials.  There are organic makeup which is made from plant materials and also from minerals. Since they are organic, plants used are not exposed to pesticides.

So, all organic makeup can be healthy?  The answer, is no.

Not all organic makeup is safe.  Plants can have toxins and carcinogens which can produce harmful effects to the body.  This would be the same for mineral makeup.  To a certain level, minerals can contain high toxic content.  Japanese geisha used white powder to make their  faces patsy white, this powder unfortunately has high lead content which can lead to poisoning.

So, if they are still unsafe why recommend it?  The point in identifying that organic materials can be unsafe is that we should be cautious of the content of organic and mineral makeup.  When choosing these kinds of makeup, it is necessary that we know if they still carry toxins and carcinogens.  Here are some ingredients that you do not want to see on your organic makeup:

• Sodium laurel sulfate – this can lead to skin allergies

• Paraben- this is a common preservative used in traditional makeup

• Hydrosols – it has water which is often unpurified and has chemicals  included

• Diethanolamine (DEA), cocamide DEA and triethanolamine (TEA)- these chemicals or cosmetic ingredients are known to cause cancer

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hawaiian Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Kauai Plan (part 2 of 2)


The temperature in Kauai generally averages at a comfortable 78 degrees Fahrenheit regardless if you’re visiting in the summer or winter months. The hottest and coldest seasons will only cause temperature to rise or drop by 5 to 6 degrees. Water temperature ranges between 74 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature does tend to drop early in the morning and in the evenings.

Kauai plan should include rain as well since there is a lot of it in the island. From December to March, expect hard rain showers so hiking and other water activities can be affected. You can enjoy better weather in the summer. The northeast side of the island is the one most affected by rain so you might enjoy the weather more on other ends. Heavy showers however, provide the advantage of having bigger and better flowing waterfalls and healthier vegetation.

What to Bring in Kauai

Include some of the most essential items in your Kauai plan to ensure a comfortable visit. Sunscreen or sunblock lotion is important preferably waterproof ones with an SPF of at least 25 to 30 since the sun can be intense at the beach. Bring sunglasses as well to protect your eyes from UV rays. Don’t forget a camera with a lot of memory or film to capture fun moments and captivating sights. Temperature does not go into the extremes in the island so bring comfortable clothes which you can readily hit the water in.

Other important items include a Kauai map that reveals the important highways and bypasses as well as popular tourist attractions. Bring a water jug when hiking and going deep into the island since rivers and streams may not always be safe to drink from. Mosquito repellents, hiking boots, beach games and water sports gear will keep the whole Kauai plan complete and enjoyable too.

Hawaiian Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Kauai Plan (part 1 of 2)


Although the biggest island in Hawaii promises you great weather and beautiful beaches all-year-round, there are still some points to consider ensuring that your Kauai plan stays perfect. Finer details can be attained by finding out the best time to go, what to bring as well as contacting the right persons. Your vacation will be much smoother if you map out everything ahead and create a sound schedule.

The Best Time to Visit

Your Kauai plan should merge into the busy tourist season or work around it. Generally, most tourists flock to the island 2 times every year from middle of June to Labor Day and from the middle of December to Easter. Visitor centers tend to crowd during Christmas and in August so you may have to book hotel reservations, car rentals, park tours and other attraction entrances earlier.

If you buy tickets and make reservations on the spot, expect to pay more since prices usually soar during these periods. Traffic congestion is also more common during peak seasons. It will help a lot to ask help from travel agents. Package deals that provide discounts and reserving months in advance will help reduce costs.

If you’re planning to relax and enjoy the attractions, events and sceneries more, you may want to visit Kauai during the off-season. Prices are cheaper, there are fewer people so you can get the best deals and spots on different major locations and you will not have any problems when it comes to making hotel and restaurant reservations.

The temperature in Kauai generally averages at a comfortable 78 degrees Fahrenheit regardless if you’re visiting in the summer or winter months. The hottest and coldest seasons will only cause temperature to rise or drop by 5 to 6 degrees. Water temperature ranges between 74 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature does tend to drop early in the morning and in the evenings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kid's Birthday Party Tips (part 2 of 2)


It is also important for parents to consider the length of the party. Birthday parties for kids should not extend longer than the maximum two hours or so. That would be enough time to give the kids for some fun and enjoyable activities. Doing the  party longer than  that and parents risk facing kids who may have become restless and bored. Over stimulation can also lead youngsters to have tantrums that may be a cause to a ruined party.

At the birthday party itself, parents should try to create a program where the kids would have the time to enjoy and have fun. The younger the age of the kids, the more important this task would be. Prior to the start of the party, parents should try to provide the kids with something to do. Have them do some kind of quiet activity such as drawing, coloring books as well as with toys they can play while sitting. This can help keep them well occupied while the other guests arrive.

One other thing to bear in mind is that the kids at kid's birthday parties care more about the fun and the activities rather than the decorations and the food. Play is the most important part of the party for them. That is why the party program should include having fun and exciting games that the kids can play and participate in. it can be as simple as Musical Chairs or a Bring Me type of game.

What the kids will be looking for is a time to have fun with other kids and have the time of their lives.

Kid's Birthday Party Tips (part 1 of 2)


Putting up a kid's birthday party can take a lot of work. The success of the event depends on how well the preparations and the planning are made. Parents and other family members can always lend a hand and work together in order to make the occasion not only succeed but memorable as well. Here are some tips that may help make any kid's birthday party great, both for the parents and the celebrant.

When choosing for a theme of the party, it would be wise to get the birthday celebrant to choose. After all it would be his or her birthday party. Having the child choose what and how the birthday should come out can help the event more memorable to the kid. It may be the only time in a year that he or she might feel even more special.

Along with choosing the theme for the party, it can also be a good idea to have the celebrant choose whom to invite. It can help develop some sense of responsibility of making certain decisions at a young age. But the parents should also inform their child on certain limitations involved with the choices.  There are things such as budget that also the celebrant should know  about. To make things simple, parents can have the child choose a certain number of guests to be at his or her party.

For a kid's birthday party where the guests are kids usually under five years old, parents should also be included in the list of invitees as well. Some parents planning a party may sometimes overlook this and may find themselves having prepared for less people than what has arrived for the party. This can lead to a lot of headaches and stress later on.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Myths of Japanese Landscaping (part 2 of 2)


- Why Japanese landscaping use of stone is to be viewed as a practice of practicality? Japanese are known savers. With the use of these materials, there will be les expenses than using pavers or elegant materials imported from important artistic countries. Also, the uses of these materials are not so maintenance costly. Stones need not to be watered or washed. So as with sand and rocks.

- Why must it be viewed that the modern appliances and buildings they live in may also be the reason why they are using rocks for landscaping? It is still sensible that Japanese landscaping is supposed to be toned down to more composite materials because these people are living in a country of industrialism. They may have been very tired and bored of how modern things are in their places of work and wants something more natural in their residence.  

- Why supply reasons may be the thing with the use of rocks in Japanese Landscaping? This can be another good reason because stones, rocks, and sand are easy find anywhere n Japan as well in any country around the world. There will be no scarcity problems for it.

Whatever reason there may be, it cannot be ignored that Japanese landscaping is really an artistic type of landscaping, which can be lined up with the rest of landscaping types around the world.