Swimwear Trends for Summer 2014

Victoria's Secret Swimsuit

This summer most trendy are one-piece swimsuits. Among them any woman will easily find an appropriate model for her shape — from minimalistis models by Calvin Klein to elegant and luxurious, with romantic floral patterns by Maison Lejaby.

One-Piece Swimsuit

Among two-piece swimsuits most trendy are bandeau bikinis. Due to lack of straps these bikinis look extremely womanish because beautiful set of shoulders becomes the center of attention. Chiara и Huit offers great bandeau models for any pricky taste.

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What are most trendy colors and patterns? In summer 2014 fashionable trends are summer themes on bathing suits. Thus in Marc & Andre collection you will find swimsuits with starfishes and tropical plants, and in Freya collections exotic flowers become key theme.

Ethnic themes are aslo trendy! Designers of Gottex swimsuits were inspired by African themes and Oriental culture. Lovers of travels will certainly appreciate them.

Ethnic Pattern Swimsuit

In case you dislike 2014 trends, you may remain with classics as it never loses its actualness. Choose swinsuits with srtipes and spots. Retro styles are also trendy! A great variety of swimsuits offers Victoria’a Secret collection.

Bandeau Swimsuit

Choosing Best Sunsreen for Your Skin

Woman on the Beach

It is summer time, the time for vacations on the sea coast! Do not forget to take a sunscreen with you! Sunscreens help to protect your skin from sun’s hazardous ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of sunsreen:
1. sunscreens that absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin;
2. sunscreens that disperse the light and reflect it away from your skin.

Several years ago choosing sunscreen was limited to searching for one with an appropriate SPF (sun protection factor) which refers to blockage of UVB (ultraviolet B) rays. The higher the number is, the higher the protection. UVB rays are dangerous as they cause cancer. Also there are UVA rays, which do not cause sunburn but also increase risks for cancer. UVA rays do enter deeply in the skin and cause wrinkles. Yeah, they cause wrinkles…. Moreover, studies found that 90% of aging changes in skin occur due to exposure to UVA rays.

Now you understand that your sunscreen should protect you from both UVB and UVA rays! In order to protect your skin from UVB rays, pay attention to SPF numbers.

Let us take a sunburn with SPF 15. If you usually burn in 10 minutes, SPF 15 multiplies that by a factor of 15, meaning you stay under the sun for 150 minutes before burning. For the majority of people SPF 15 is ok, but people with a very pale skin should use SPF 30 or higher. However, SPF 30 does not mean two times better protection than SPF 15, because SPF 30 filters out 97% of UVB and SPF 15 filters out 93%. Not a big difference.

In order to protect your skin from UVA rays your sunscreen should have at least one of next ingredients:
1. ecamsule, which blocks UVA. It was recently approved and is expensive;
2. titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are known for a long time and are cheap;
5. avobenzone;
4. oxybenzone;;
5. sulisobenzone;.

Water resistent or not? You should know that water-resistent sunscreens keep their SPF level after 40 minutes in the water. Suncreens are not water-proof and you will need to reapply it regularly.

Best Books for Men

1. Don Quixote by Cervantes

Don Quixote
This is an adventure story about an adventurer at heart. Don Quixote reads a lot of knightly stories. He loves them very much and therefore he sets out to revive chivalry, with funny results.

2. The Old Man and the Sea By Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea
It is one of most exciting novels to read! It is short (99 pages) and written in an easy language. It is a wonderful adventure story about an old man having a hard time in the Atlantic sea. You’ll read the whole thing in about 40 minutes.

3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet
Hamlet is the best male character from all Shakespeare plays. Hamlet is brave and clever man, that is why every man wants to be Hamlet. It’s favorite hero of President Obama. Hamlets acts like real man when he decides to revenge for his father’s death. It is good book for males as it shows male relationships: Hamlet and his friends, Hamlet and his father, Hamlet and his best friend Horatio.

4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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The novel describes a journey along the Mississippi and shows how a boy becomes a man. It is an interesting story for real men! Women normally do not read this kind of stuff as they prefer romance books.

5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of Wild
The novel is about a dog, an alpha male dog. His name is Buck and he was stolen from his loving owner. He becomes a sled dog. Buck is the alpha male and becomes the leader of the pack. The novel is worth reading. Dogs are a man’s best friend!

Choosing a Tablet for your Child

Tablet for KidsWe live in such a modern world that can hardly imagine our lives without computers and cell phones. They became an important part of our lives and without them we feel like in Middle Ages. Some people even feel anxious when forget or lose somewhere their phones. The technologies are developing and today a smartphone is more than just a phone. It is a personal computer which you have always with you. In 21th century even kids have modern devices created exclusively for them. Today we will talk about tablets for kids and how to choose most appropriate for your child.

Any parent would enjoy a tablet created for a kid! Why? Because tablets for kids are simple, bright and funny! They contain educational games and material suitable for kids from 3 to 10. These tablets do contain a lot of entrentainment so that your kid will be occupied all the time you drive in your car or make a cleaning in your house!

You should pay attention on the next tablet features:

1. Design
A tablet for children should have a light weight and be thin so that small childish hands could hold it on. The exterior must be rugged enough because children normally drop things and tablets make no exception. A tablet with camera will help your kid learn to make photos and Wi-Fi will help to show them to friends and parents. Generally, for a child there is no need for a fast processor or high resolution.

2. Easiness
The tablet should have software suitable for the age of your child, so that he could easy navigate no matter on his reading level. He must navigate it himself without someone’s help. Though kid’s tablets have a lot of features and seem complicated, but in fact they are much simplier than ordinary tabletsfor adults.

3. Preloaded Games
The tablet should come with preloaded games and educational applications that are kid friendly so that he could easy understand them. There are many interactive books for the smallest who just learn to read. Also some tablets come with art studios which allow child to paint with their fingers or with a stylus.

4. Parental Filters
Best tablet for kids have such option as parental filters which help parents decide where on the web child may enter and where not. Some tablets permit parents to see their child’s progress in workbooks that is very nice!

How to Choose a Shampoo for Dry Hair

Healthy Hair

First determine if your hair is really dry. There are three major signs you should consider:

- your hair has a lot of flyaways and static;
– if you have a curly hair, it is more crinkly than usually, and may go straight at the ends instead of being curly;
– hair color looks  grey and dull.

Dry hair needs moisure and you need to use special shampoos and conditioners which do contain a penetrating oil. These shampoos will help your hair to become shiny again and look beautiful and healthy.

Choosing a right shampoo and conditioner for dry hair
Mostly, only water can really moisturize dry hair. Essential oils contain fatty acids which help to soften hair and add elasticity. Glycerin and panthenol help water bind better to the hair.

It is important for shampoo to cintain paricular oils. Oils may be of two types: surface-coating and penetrating. An ideal shampoo should contain both, because surface-coating oils help seal in water and smooth the cuticle and penetrating oils reach the cortex. Generally, look for shampoos and conditioners with penetrating oils, in case you cannot find with both :)

List of penetrating oils: Coconut, Olive, Aragon, Palm Kernel, Avocado.
List of surface-coating oils: Sesame, Jojoba, Mineral Oil, Grapeseed, Castor Oil.

Make a list of these ingredients and have it with you when you go to buy a shampoo and conditioner. First of all you should look for words  “moisturizing” or “for dry hair” on the bottles. Check the labels. Water comes first, then come water binders, and oils come at the end.

Best Cigarettes for Beginners

Smoking

People who want to start smoking often ask what cigarettes are best to start with. Today tobacco market offers a wide range of cigarettes and a beginner has difficulties with choosing an appropiate brand for him. The present guide will help smokers to make a right choice.

It is better for smokers to start their smoking experiences with menthol cigarettes. They usually contain small amount of tar and nicotine which make smoking smooth and pleasant.

Menthol is widely used in medicinal products for treating cough. Also menthol is used in tobacco products. Menthol has a minty taste and aroma, and makes man feel cool sensation in his mouth. Cooling property of menthol helps to reduce the irritation and harshness of smoking when used in cigarettes.

Let us start from mildest among menthols:

1. Glamour Superslims Menthol
Contains 3.0 mg tar and 0.3 mg nicotine.
Glamour is Japan Tobacco International’s leading brand among Super Slims, which was introduced in 2005, Since its introduction the brand managed to gain popularity and become number one Super Slims brand in several Eastern European and Asian countries. Also in the Glamour product line you will find Glamour Superslims Menthol Aroma which contains same amounts of tar and nicotine but its shape is slimmer.

2. Karelia Slims Menthol
Contains 3.0 mg tar and 0.3 mg nicotine.
The brand is produced by Karelia Tobacco S.A., a tobacco company from Greece. The company’s history started in 1888 when the first generation of the family Karelia created a small tobacco company in Kalamata, Greece, that sold tobacco in paper pouches to local customers.

Then go little bit stronger:

3. Kiss Superslims Menthol
Contains 5.0 mg tar and o.6 mg nicotine.
This is the product of British Innovation Tobacco Company which uses only best sorts of Barley and Virginia tobaccos. The tobacco manufacturer uses the best tobacco leaves that are imported from best tobacco plantations from  Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Malawi.

4. Esse Super Slims Menthol
Contains 6.0 mg tar and 0.5 mg nicotine.
The manufacturer of this brand is KT&G, the largest cigarette company in Korea. Esse is the leading cigarettes brand in many countries worldwide in premium cigarettes category. It has a highly effective filter system and the lowest amount of harmful additives.

5. Vogue Super Slims Menthe
Contains 7.0 mg tar and 0.7 mg.
In my list these are strongest among menthols, but generally they are mild among all cigarettes. A beginner may start smoking them at once in case he wants a stronger sensation, or he may turn to them gradually. Vogue is a stylish brand for fashionable people. Vogue cigarettes brand is made by British American Tobacco and its style was based on the 1950s couture captured by Henry Clarke. It should be noted that Madonna is smoking Vogue cigarettes in the video for single Vogue.

Best Cigarettes For Men

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In my previous post I wrote about best cigarettes for women. Now we will talk about best cigarettes for men. What men like in cigarettes? Yeah, the tatse of tobacco. Most men like strong cigarettes to feel real taste and smoke of tobacco. For example, among all Marlboro varieties most popular among male smokers is Marlboro Red, a full-flavor version which contains Tar: 10.0 mg and Nicotine 0.8 mg. However, these are not strongest cigarettes on the market because strongest remain non-filters.

Let us look through cigarette brnads considered best for men among filters:

1. Marlboro cigarettes
One of oldest brands among cigaretets which was introduced by Philip Morris in 1924. At the beginning it was created for women but soon the brand started targeting men. Marlboro is number one cigarette brand for years and nowadays it is most popular cigarette brand available in next varieties:
Marlboro Red
Marlboro Gold
Marlboro Gold Fine Touch
Marlboro Gold Touch
Marlboro Gold Edge
Marlboro Filter Plus Extra
Marlboro Flavor Note
The strongest version is Marlboro Red and the mildest is Marlboro Flavor Note.

2. Camel cigarettes
Camel was launched on tobacco market in 1913 by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company. These were first cigarettes packed in small boxes and it was an innovation in tobacco industry. The manufacturer created a new exclusive blend of tobaccos in order to attract customers. At the beginning it was one variety but today there are several ones:
Camel Filters
Camel Silver
Camel Blue
Camel Black
Camel White
The strongest version is Camel Filters and the mildest is Camel Silver.

3. Winston cigarettes
Winston was launched in 1954 in the USA by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and in short time became very popular among smokers. They became famous due to slogan “Winston tastes good like a cigarette should.” Today you may choose among next Winston varieties:
Winston Classic
Winston Silver
Winston White
Winston Blue
Winston Super Slims Silver
Winston Super Slims Blue
Winston XS Nano Blue
Winston XS Nano Silver
The strongest version is Winston Classic and the mildest is Winston White.

4. Parliament cigarettes
These premium cigarettes were introduced by Philip Morris in 1931 and differed from other brands with recessed paper filters. Today these are favorite cigarettes of smokers who love refinement and luxury. Here are the Parliament varieties:
Parliament Reserve
Parliament Super Slims
Parliament One
Parliament Silver Blue
Parliament Aqua Blue
Parliament Night Blue
The srongest version is Parliament Night Blue  and the mildest is Parliament One.

5. Lucky Strike cigarettes
It was introduced on the market in 1871 and is the oldest cigarette brand. Today it is produced by British American Tobacco group. Men may choose among:
Lucky Strike Original Red
Lucky Strike Click&Roll
Lucky Strike Original Silver
Lucky Strike Blue
All Lucky Strike varieties are quite strong but the strongest version is Lucky Strike Original Red .