Glass Jewelry – Fashion, Beauty and Elegance

No other accessories can match the evocative beauty of glass jewelry. Glass jewelry can be handcrafted from sea glass or manufactured using state of the art glass technology. Fashion experts are increasingly using glass as a standalone jewelry item or as an important part of their creations.

The most well known glass jewelry designs are created using Venetian river glasses. Not far behind in popularity are glass jewelry designs crafted from the exotic beach glasses of the Caribbean. Both have a rustic beauty in them reflecting the serenity and beauty of river lagoons and clear beaches.

If you want add color to your wardrobe, then wear a glass jewelry bead necklace. The glass beads can consist of various glass colors of different shapes and sizes. It will surely enhance your presence in any occasion.

If you want a more subdued and refined glass jewelry, then you can choose smaller white or semitransparent glass beads. Deep blue glasses are also perfect if you want a more laid back but elegant accessory.

Your choices of colors for glass jewelry are virtually limitless. Almost all hues of known colors can be used to complement your get up. Red and orange for a fiery presence while purple or green colors can be used for a more formal look.

You can also choose from different shapes of beads to make your glass jewelry. There are perfectly round beads that approximate the shapes of pearls. There are also heart-shaped glass beads to create a highly customized look for your glass jewelry.

Glass jewelries however are not exclusively used as necklaces. You can use glass beads for your earrings and bracelets. Some glass jewelry can crafted with gold frames or silver linings. In this way, the value of your glass jewelry can be enhanced. Gold frames are perfect for glass beads used for earrings. It can create an illusion of depth for your glass earrings thus making it more attractive.

Glass jewelry is a unique piece of adornment. It is a standard practice of high class jewelry makers not to make copies of a design. So when you buy glass jewelry, you can be assured that your piece was designed just for you. There are no other glass jewelry designs that will look exactly like yours. This adds to the allure of glass jewelry.

You have to use long beaded glass jewelry with large pendant if you want to highlight your neck. It is also advisable to use the bright color glass jewelries if you plan to wear dark clothes.

For a more modern look, you can wear a V-shaped dark blouse or a long-sleeved dark cotton sports shirt and adorn it with yellow or bright green small glass necklace. While these colors will not scream, the lively colors will balance your dark modern wardrobe.

On the other hand, if you opt for light color dresses for the ultimate summer and casual look, you must use dark colored glass jewelry. Deep blue or amber will be perfect for your casual ensemble. The white background will set your jewelry apart, making it more noticeable.

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Build Up Your Self Confidence by Using Simple Fashion & Beauty Tips

You are feeling good about yourself and you want to show the world that you have something to offer. You feel that way inside but you look says something totally different. How to get the outside to match how you feel on the inside? Well you have got to ‘Dress for Success’.

But how do you accomplish this? Number one you have got the dress the part and by dressing for the part I mean that you have got to dress for the job, career, or business that you want, not for the one that you currently have. Example if you wanted to be a successful Hair Stylish, you have got to look like you have your hair in order. Would want to go to a Hair Stylist whose hair was always a mess? I don’t think so. This analogy could be used in just about every profession.

Now this does not mean that you have got to go out and spend an exceptional amount of money to get a whole new look. This new look can be accomplished by adding a few pieces of accessories to your existing wardrobe.

Some of the simple tips that I find useful are:

1) Add a piece of jewelry to an outfit. It can be a nice bracelet, a simple necklace, a pair of earrings or even a nice watch. Don’t over do it with the jewelry. Just add something simple to your already existing outfit.

2) Dress up a pair of jeans. I know we dress up for work five days a week and we want a day where we can just tone things down and relax. Dressing up a pair of jeans can be as simple as changing from an old t-shirt to a nicer shirt or maybe a blouse. You can even add a simple jacket depending on the outing.

3) Update you current handbag. By adding a simple handbag you can create a totally different style in the way that an outfit looks and the way that you feel. Handbags are an accessory to any outfit and you should think of it as such.

4) Incorporate some simple beauty tips such as drinking plenty of water. Water promotes rejuvenation of the skin to gives the skin a natural healthy glow.

5) Take some time out for yourself. Every one needs time to unwind and relax. In a previous article that I wrote “Finding Time to Pamper Yourself,” I outlined some tips to follow to assist in taking and making the time for yourself.

Remember that the key to looking and feeling your best is to take care of yourself. If you incorporate some of these tips that I mentioned you can be on your way to build up your self confidence while creating or updating your style.

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Timeless and Fashionable Beauty Trends for the New Year

It’s official, glam is global. We’ve uncovered some timeless classics and the hottest trends, with influences that span the world. Pack your shopping bags this winter and beat the crowd to next year’s hottest items.

Eastern European Flash – Do as the Russians do and show off a little. It’s time to feel rich and beautiful. High heels, long hair and unapologetic brand loyalty are all you see on the Moscow streets. Think Italy in the 1980′s, and add a little more fur. Gold, silver, leather and satin – this is no time to be shy. Pull out that designer bag you’ve been hiding and pair it with your very best cocktail dress and all the gold you can find.

English Floral – Pin it up and press your seams, English florals are back with a pretty, precise vengeance. Think of a garden party, with white gloves, pearls and windblown curls. The modern, conservative summer look has swept through the fashion industry with sweet florals gracing the runways of several top designers. Those girlish summer dresses are back in fashion, along with your twinset, grandma’s vintage jewelry, cardigans and crocheted scarves.

Indian Slippers – Timeless, inexpensive and chic, you can wear a pair of Indian slippers with nearly anything – your jeans, your weekday suit or your sleek Sunday dress. Heeled or flat, in a rainbow of colors you are sure to find a pair that suits your mood. This princess-perfect look has been happening for thousands of years, and it shows no signs of stopping. Pretty is pretty, no matter what century this is.

Chinese Silk – Robes, dresses, blouses or shoes, Chinese silk is a masterful, rich statement that evolves and tantalizes year to year. There is more to Chinese silk than mandarin collars and peacock prints – think about luscious, rich silk trousers and skirts with a luster and quality that can rival any couture house in the world.

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Fashion, Beauty Academy In New Jersey

New Jersey – The beacon for fashion and beauty studies:-

New Jersey is a great place for fashion, beautician and cosmetology education. The State has one of the best public education systems in the United States. About fifty-four percent of high school graduates take up higher education and career-oriented courses in New Jersey. Many of New Jersey’s colleges and universities offer beautician / cosmetology degrees. In addition to the two famous universities Rutgers & Princeton, there are 19 county colleges in New Jersey, and a number of beautician / cosmetology technical schools. In particular, Fashion Beauty Academies impart a perfect combination of creativity in fashion technology, state-of-the art technical know-how and above all skills to handle people.

Course Curriculum

Courses include Hair Care Techniques, Aesthetics, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Color theory, Nail Care and Skin Care. Few Beauty Academies, with a step ahead to make their students a successful person to operate independent business include professional management requisites like bookkeeping, marketing, and other aspects of business training in their curriculum

A study in a beauty School may be widely classified into three branches:-

• Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course
• Aesthetics Course &
• Student Teaching Course

Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course:-

To appear before the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling for a license to practice in this field, the candidate should have taken up 1200 clock hours of theory and practical training in all phases of Cosmetology. Reputed Cosmetic Schools impart the necessary theory and practical exposure for the candidate to start practicing on receipt of the license in an entry level in all phases of Cosmetology

Aesthetics Course:-

Artistic Beauty Schools give equal importance to this branch which includes facials, body procedures and make-up artistry. The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling prescribes 600 clock hours of learning to make the candidate eligible for taking up the licensing examination

Student Teaching Course:-

An NJ State Cosmetology License holder with a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 months salon experience, shall take up the Student teaching Course with 500 clock hours of training and 30 clock hours exclusively in Methods of Teaching.

The professional approach to the subject, practical exposure to teaching, lesson planning and methodology are the quintessential requirement for this career.

Career opportunities

A trained cosmetologist applies the present trend in beauty technology in a creative and imaginative fashion to satisfy the needs of a discerning clientele. Few of the career opportunities available for a graduate from a cosmetology academy include

• Entrepreneur by becoming a Salon Owner
• Specialist in Facial Skin Care/Spa/Salon Management/Body Treatment
• Manicurist
• Pedicurist
• Nail Artist
• Make up Consultant
• Freelance Artist
• Representative of the Manufacturer/ Marketing Manager of the Salon
• Marketing Manager of a Salon
• Therapist
• Aesthetician in Dermatologist/cosmetic Surgeon

Conclusion:-
An artistic beauty school by its curriculum does not only educate students with the state-of-the-art technologies available in the field but also gives hands-on experience with clientele and takes them a mile ahead in the competitive market. New Jersey houses many such cosmetology schools and academies which train candidates and prepare them to become knowledgeable, respectful, accountable and professional…

The increased aesthetic awareness across the globe, the available expertise in the field and the perennial demand in the market has made this Cosmetology a commercially viable product. The commercial viability of this field has made this avenue a lucrative one for Candidates to take up this course for their Career.

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How to Buy Beauty Products and Perfumes – Some Helpful Tips

While recession has impacted the buying habits of all consumers, we do not need a recession to remind us that buying smart is the only way to get the best value for your dollar. Buying smart means two things—a reasonable margin over cost is allowed to be included in the retail price and the product lives up to its claims. With respect to beauty products, unfortunately, the industry is teeming with products that are pushed with hype and nothing else. So here is how to go about buying smart.

Let us first understand the beauty products segments. There are two major ones. Clinical beauty products and Fashion beauty products. The clinical segments consists of things like skin toners, eye conditioners, cleansing products and moisturizers. Fashion products mostly consist of perfumes and fragrances, but may also include aromatherapy products. Note that I have not included the third kind, “Muscle manipulators” as beauty products. These include botox and other invasive and non-invasive, sometimes surgical products. Simple advice–stay away from these. They are fatal to your long term looks.

1.First off, be very careful of overapplying make-up. Make-up products contains acids and chemical restoratives which may have negative impact on your body and hormone’s natural rejuvenating process. A quick tip–if you look pasty and 100% wrinkle free (as do many TV anchors and actors and actresses) you are harming your skin permanently. Make-up should be a light sheen on your skin. There is another way to deal with wrinkles, but caking make-up over wrinkles, as any dermatologist will tell you, causes long term skin damage and may even lead to other diseases like immno-deficient trends and allergy build-up. Similar, use moisturizers very sparingly–no matter how they are hyped, they contain reagents that take away skin’s natural moisture making ability.

2. Do not be fooled by hype. Study the manufacturer. Study its history, its recalls, its problems and if a public company, study its financials to see how much it spends on research and development, not on marketing. The money it spends on marketing is a negative investment to you as a consumer. Investment in research on the other hand shows you that they are forward thinkers. If you do not get the information from the financials, ask the management.

3. Buy your clinical product from one who specializes in skin toners, cleaners and other conditioners. Never buy fashion products from the same manufacturer. You will find that making perfume is an age old process and companies that dabble into it are not necessarily leaders. While both are chemical processes, perfume making is an art, not science. That is why the perfume brands that have been around for 50+ years generally do not peddle skin toners. If they do, stay away. There are at least 10 excellent companies in each category so you have plenty of choice.

4. The best clinical products are ones without added fragrance. The best fashion products, specially perfumes, are subtle, not overpowering. Also, remember evening scents are different from morning scents. Finally, both type of products, definitely clinical products should be bought after consulting with a good professional, because they can determine your natural skin tones and underlay textures and advise you accordingly.

5. Remember what I said about hype? Forget overhyped, branded products. You are mostly paying for marketing dollars. Instead, compare the ingredients–ignore the ones that have fancy names like “so and so’s formula” or “musk hair extract”. It means nothing because FDA will not allow an untested product to be prominently mixed, so you may be getting a negligible amount of that fancy ingredient. You will find that cheaper or store brands have the same chemical or natural ingredients as the fancily priced ones. The only exception I make is in perfumes. Certain perfumes have been around for a long time and never go out of fashion. On the other hands, the upstarts, peddled by actresses and actors, are usually cheap smelling, overpowering and have very little elegance and subtlety. Remember, you are wearing a perfume strictly for others. The trick is this–if you can “smell” your own perfume, you have either put too much or the perfume is cheap–and I don’t mean price wise. The best perfume is the one that subtly “hangs” in the air. You should either not smell a good perfume, or smell it very faintly–almost as if you are not sure you smelled it.

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Beyond Your Small Business Ideas

People expect Quick results and immediate rewards when they realize their small business ideas. When the first excitement of having their own small business fade off, the vast majority say to themselves that it’s not paying off as they expected. They give up.

To be able to reach your goal of success, you can’t let the initial workload and obstacles stop you. As all entrepreneurs at start, you will face the situation of having a negative income, you’ll spend more money than you earn.

When hit by this reality, most people drops out of the race. Whit the tail between their legs, they go back to their previous job.

The main reason of this situation is that there is a general misconception ; “It’s easy to convert small business ideas into a real small business”. “It’s easy to maintain the new business”. However, if you’re able to look beyond humps and bumps, your business will prosper and you can reap the rewards.

The conception that it’s a piece of cake to turn small business ideas into a thriving small business, have it’s home in fairytale books. To start and maintain a business will take both your time and some of your money.

Any successful small business entrepreneur will tell testify that at the start, they spent countless of hours in front of the computer, planing and executing their business ideas. They will tell you that it’s only after the first hard part is done, the work of a small business entrepreneur will become easy.

An established small business owner can make money sleeping or by sending out a few emails, those amazing benefits comes from the initial efforts and time spent on the business.

If it’s not easy to make small business ideas a reality, how come people with no knowledge, without experience, can succeed? Well, it’s not easy, but it’s simple. The key to small business success is simplicity.

To start a successful small business is simple, it’s simple in the terms of having uncomplicated directions to follow. That’s how it’s done, people without prior knowledge or experience are able to create wealth. It’s necessary to find a simple and proved system to follow to the letter.

The hope of your small business ideas succeeding, is to be found in your ability to follow the simple system and mirror its success. You will never be successful if you sit back and wait for the success to hit you in your forehead. You can’t expect someone else to do it for you.

Forget the the theory of an easy small business, embrace the simple nature of success. Once you gain momentum, your progress will never stop.

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Small Business Ideas – A Whole Lot to Choose From

Small business ideas are a necessity for people who want to supplement their regular incomes with some extra cash to ascertain financial freedom in the future. Anyone, who wants to start a small business with an intention of themselves or their spouse running it are welcome to browse through a lot of ideas available across the internet.

Not only do these small business ideas reinforce the idea that extra money can be made but can be started off with the minimum or no leg work at all. If the chosen idea is an online one, you would probably need no investment at all. Browse through the many ideas available online and make your decision today.

The following are a few ideas:

a. Online data entry: Data entry requires minimal skills and as far as a person can read and write and has a flair for the keyboard, this could be the best of the small business ideas. As a data entry specialist you could be entering corporate data or putting in products into an eCommerce website. This work is highly in demand and well paying too.

b. Forms and surveys: A little more daunting than the data entry, this requires certain knowledge. Filling up forms and surveys pays very well and all one needs to do is to fill up market survey forms and surveys that will be used by companies to formulate their selling strategies.

c. Writing: If one is good at language and can handle English well, this could be one of the most well paid business ideas. Writing research papers, articles and web content is highly in demand today and pays well.

d. Programming: This is the most well-paid of the small business ideas and it requires a lot of technical knowledge. Programmers are a rare creed and skills vary from one person to another. Depending on skills, finding work online is not a very big deal for any programmer. Since this is a highly specialized skill, it is also paid for handsomely.

e. Internet Marketing: This is another of the small business ideas that works wonders for many small businesses across the world. Any website that looks to make money needs to market itself and thus needs customized attention. This is one of the small business ideas that need highly specialized skills and a little workforce to succeed. The returns are handsome and the work is very satisfying.

With more and more websites coming up every day and technology changing leaves almost every few weeks, small business ideas related to the internet are evolving very quickly. The faster you put your foot into the door, the greater the chances of success.

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Building Your Business With Small Business Ideas

With the right small business ideas, you can turn a simple idea into real profits. An at-home business is the dream of many people, but you need a strong beginning if you want to see your business succeed. Luckily, you can use the experiences and tips of others to help you along the way.

What to Avoid

Using small business ideas to learn more about starting your own home-based, local, or online shop can be challenging. There are many offers that simply won’t work, despite the many testimonials that you can earn money. For example, pyramid schemes were once considered legitimate but quickly turned out to be a fraud. All of the ways that really can help you earn money will include some effort on your part. Owning and running any profitable business takes time and effort, so don’t try to take the easy way out or you may end up with nothing to show for your investment.

Research the many small business ideas that you come across and want to use for your own home-based, local or online business. Try to imagine implementing the ideas that you read about before investing your time, which is valuable, or money into them. Some ideas, such as building a website for your business, can easily help you make more money and don’t involve a lot of time. Others, such as expanding your local business, can take many years to develop.

Listen to Experts

Small business ideas from people with experience are the best way that you can earn more money with your small business. Going from a small business with a home base to a local or online business can definitely be challenging, so you need to use these ideas to assist you in building and expanding your business over time. Your business will change over time and your need for new ideas will grow. Changing your business to meet customer demand and growing with your community is one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a business.

Small business ideas can help you make these changes gracefully. You can use ideas to find out where your profits should be spent or saved, and how to meet customer demands successfully over time. No matter what your niche is or how many customers you have, you can use ideas from the experts to meet the ever-changing needs of your small business. Your local chamber of Commerce is a great place to find these experts.

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Sears Promo Codes – What Can I Buy With Them?

A lot of people are looking for ways they can save money. Whether they are buying food, clothing, household items, and necessities, it is the innate nature of an individual to look for a discount. If they cannot find a discount, they will look for a cheaper option. This though, does not apply with Sears promo codes.

The beauty about having a code is that you can get to save some items on your shopping venture. Since you have gotten a promo code for Sears, you can make use of the discount only with the brand. But you should not worry on what you can use it with as Sears has a complete line of everything that you can possibly need or want. The only thing they lack is food.

You can use your promo code if you will buy appliances, automotive/tires, beauty, baby, bed, bath, home, books, clothing, electrical gadgets, gifts, fitness, sports, health, jewelry, and a lot of other products. With Sears, you can easily have choose what you want to buy as they have such an extensive array of available products that you can choose from. You can even buy gifts for your friends.

The list of items that you can buy with your Sears promo codes seems to be endless. Your needed items can simply be bought at Sears. Because of this, you do not need to go to another retail store so you can complete what’s on your list. Truly, this fact alone can already save you some money on transportation costs that you would have otherwise needed to spend.

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Top Brand Professional Automotive Tools Reviewed – Know Your Budget

The tool market is well serviced in terms of brands, design, quality and price. The key consideration is to evaluate your needs. For example, it is pointless buying a laptop capable driving sophisticated 3G games when really all that is required from the unit is basic desktop and internet work. This kind of example also applies to buying tools. For instance, why waste one’s budget on buying the most expensive tools when their application is for occasional hobby type tasks.

Lets start with an overview comparison. It is widely agreed that the best quality and designed tools are manufactured by the Snap-on company. This brand of tools is designed for the professional market. No tool brand is perfect and infallible to failure. However, the Snap-on lifetime warranty means that when a tool breaks, it is replaced or repaired by the service representatives. Snap-on tools can be bought from their distribution trucks and vans that visit automotive workshops. Alternatively, their online catalog allows purchasing via the internet. Second-hand and recycled Snap-on tools are also eagerly traded through websites like eBay and eBay Partner sites.

As noted above, Snap-on automotive tools are at the upper price range. However, there is no shortage of professional grade tool brands at price points below that of the Snap-on brand. For example the brands: Matco, MAC and Cornwell are equally respected in the professional automotive sector. Matco, MAC and Cornwell off a range of professional tools that deliver quality and reliability while carrying sound lifetime warranties and professional after sales service. And are less expensive than the Snap-on brand for the budget minded professional automotive technician. The availability of these brands for sale is similar to Snap-on tools. Trucks visit and distribute tools at automotive workshops. Also, online catalogs and auction type websites offer buy opportunities.

For those budget sensitive buyers, the next set of tool brands is SK and Craftsman. The manufacturing quality of these brands meet USA standards and carry similar lifetime warranties like those brands mentioned above. So, for the semi-professional or hobbyist application these tool brands are an ideal choice. Some may argue that the SK brand, although not as popular, is a little superior to the Craftsman brand. But this opinion is subjective. Craftsmanship and SK brand tools are a more accessible to the buying market. For example, Craftsmanship brand tools are stocked at Sears stores, while the SK brand is found in automotive parts stores and outlets.

In summary, if price is no restraint, then tools from the Snap-on range are considered to be the best quality. Where quality and service is still a priority, then brands such as: matco, MAC and Cornwell offer offer quality profession lines of tools as less expensive price points. Finally, the brands SK and Craftsmanship serve the semi-professional market with tools that are not subject to the high demands of daily professional usage. The advice for any buyer is assess the task application of the tool, and allocate your budget to buy the right tool for the right job.

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