Thursday, October 31, 2013
Old Costumes for Halloween: If you have an old collection of Halloween costumes that don’t fit anymore but still look good, then you can use them to put on the dummies. You can get dummies from your local thrift store. Get your dummies to wear the costumes and place them at front porch to guard your candy bowl. You can also place them at your trick or treat station.
Most of us have a box of old Halloween decorations, kept careful up in the attic or down in the basement. Sometimes we just can't throw away stuff! And since we don’t feel like throwing them away, and we are sure how to use them in the next festive season. I was thinking of a few ideas how to turn all kinds of old as well as new decorations to make the perfect Halloween decoration at your home and outdoor.
But then there is never any date, or time or type when it comes to nail polish!
This is Frankenstein which is a limited color, I got it for helping out Banned Books for the Blind! So this polish I will be wearing for this Halloween and next! But can't help to showcase it off.. this is an amazing color!
I came across a box of Halloween tea light holders: You can use the tea-light holders outside your home, to build a jack-o-lantern light or a haunted graveyard show. Alternatively, you can buy a bag of tea-light and use them for bright Halloween decorations at night. Candle holders can be used indoors for decoration. Some interesting ideas would be to scatter them in your Halloween village to make it look brightly lit up. You can also put them at the staircase with sugar pumpkins.
> You can turn your tea-light holders into no candle holders and use the special lights instead. That way if you decide to use them outside you don't have to worry about burning down the area.. If you rather not mess around with the candle holders, you can always donated to your yearly yard clean up. I did this year, and by the time the trucks got to my place all the god stuff was gone. One person's trash is another person's treasure. Happy Halloween Everyone!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I thought it would be fun to check out what is going on the web today about nail care and how its changed over the years.
“Another growing trend in the nail accessories market is nail art, such as decorative designs applied on fingernails and toenails. A rising percentage of women are interested in decorating their nails and adding creative touches to traditional manicures. Designs run the gamut, while currently leaves, flowers, geometric patterns, spots, stripes, stars, music patterns, and half-moons are popular. At-home nail art is increasingly gaining popularity among women, especially with those below the age of 45.”
What is interesting is how they stated below the age of 45.. gee I am over 50 and I can't help but have fun wearing glitter of all things! lol But then they went of to say:
Health benefits? What a idea huh? Would you believe that there is such a thing as a benefit for wearing acrylic nails.. BUT...
Acrylic nails help conceal or fix broken, damaged, short, or bad nails. It also helps prevent people from biting their nails, breakage of nails, and protect splits. They are used when people are not able to grow the length and strength of natural nails that they desire. This problem can be solved by using certain nail techniques such as nail tipping, sculptured nails, nail wrapping, or acrylic overlays. However Acrylic nails usually make natural nails weak, thin, and breakable when removed.
If fitted properly, artificial nails are usually not problematic. However long term use and poorly fitted nails can seriously damage the nail bed and hamper natural nail growth. The most common problem associated with artificial nails is a bacterial infection that may develop between the false and natural nail.
When artificial nails are applied to the natural nail surface, minor types of trauma to the artificial nails which can happen from something as harmless as scraping a nail against a firm surface can cause separation of the nail from its nail bed. This allows bacteria and fungus to potentially enter the separated area setting up an infection. In fact, some hospitals won't allow their employees to have fake fingernails due to the risk of harboring infection which could be transmitted to patients. Several deaths of premature infants were blamed on an acrylic nail infection transmitted to the babies by a nurse in the late 1990s. Infection can also be a risk when you have nails applied by a disreputable nail salon that doesn't follow sanitary practices.
There is concern over the flammability of ingredients used to make acrylic nails. It is suggested that they be kept at a distance from hair straighteners, dryers or curling irons, as well as from heat and flames when cooking, in order to avoid potential flame hazards.
In an occupational health standpoint, there could be hazards to nail salon workers who are exposed to the chemical fumes from artificial nails, during their entire work shift. Though the usage of methyl methacrylate has been outlawed, ethyl methacrylate is continued to be used for artificial nails, and can cause contact dermatitis,asthma, and allergies in the eyes and nose. Nail salon workers also face exposures to other chemicals used, such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate, andformaldehyde
Nail Care Tips For Brittle Or Weak Nails:
Toughening up weak nails can be challenging. However, brittle or weak fingernails can be protected and the risk of breaking or splitting can be reduced. Nails should be kept short and should be filed using a nail drill because longer nails are prone to breaking or splitting. Along with applying moisturizer to fingernails as mentioned, wearing cotton gloves when going to bed should also be considered since the moisture will get sealed in the nails this way. The fingernails should be kept moisturizers by applying a thin coat of clear nail polish to them. The use of nail polish remover should be limited. Nail remover should not be used more than once a week. When it needs to be used, an acetone-free variety should be chosen. A doctor should be consulted about taking biotin supplements. According to some research, biotin can help brittle or weak fingernails become stronger.