What is Gommage and How to Use It

Facial Care

The word “gommage” comes from French “gomme” which literally means “eraser”. Gommage is a cosmetic product or procedure specially created to remove upper layer of skin in order to peel dead cells off. This helps to improve structure and look of the skin.

Skin peel-off is a natural physiological processes. However, a number of negative factors may break this process and this leads to breaking of most important skin functions such as breathing. These negative factors are:
– inadequate skin hygiene;
– vitamin deficiency;
– poor ecology;
– stresses and diseases.
As a result skin becomes dull and looks unhealthy. It needs a special care.

With time, skin loses its ability to remove dead cells alone. It needs our help and here our best aids are gommage or scrub.

What is the difference between gommage and scrub?
Both gommage and scrub are exfoliators and have the same function – to remove upper layer of skin that is dead cells. What differes them is the approach to the removal. Scrub acts mechanically with small particles, while gommage acts with fruit acids or enzymes. This makes peel-off with gommage softer and more delicate. Due to its roughness, scrub is not recommended for sensitive and tender skin. However, all types of skin need additional cosmetic peeling and here comes gommage! It is suitable for all skin types!

Gommage contains no hard particles like scrub. Its fruit acids or enzymes dissolve dead cells and in this way they are gently removed. Besides effective exfoliation, micro massage of skin stimulates blood circulation, accelerates cellular metabolism eliminates stagnant conditions, and improves protective function of skin. In case of regular gommage use, skin becomes fresh, more elastic and looks younger.

Gommage contains ingredients which actively moisturize and nourish skin, enhance metabolism, improve aqua and oily balance of skin, but aromatic olis make the process of peeling especially pleasant.

How often gommage should be used?
Well, it depends on skin type:
– oily or mixed skin type – 3 times a week;
– normal or dry skin – 1 time a week;
– mature skin (45+) – 1-2 times a week.

When gommage should not be used?
Do not use gommage before sun, freeze, wind exposure because after procedure the skin is extrimely vulnerable.

Is there any age limits on gommage use?
No. Women of any age may easily use it as skin always needs additional peeling.

In the end it may be said that gommage is a magic solution. Women with problematic and oily skin were waiting for such a solution for a long time and now may enjoy the novelty from French cosmetic makers. Yeah, French created it and they are best makers of gommage. Therefore look for French producers: Yves Rocher, Yon-Ka, Payot, Clarins and more. On some gommages is written “scrub”, so be careful and look on ingredients.

Gift Ideas for Her on Valentine’s Day


It is February and soon people in many countries of the world will celebrate Valentine’s Day, most romantic holiday of the year. Now is the time to choose a gift for your dear Valentine. In this article we provide recommendations for men who are searching best gifts for their beloved women.

First let us go into history of this holiday.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually on February 14. It is believed that the holiday comes from both ancient Roman and Christian traditions. The Catholic Encyclopedia writes that there were three Christian saints who beared the name of Valentine: priest in Rome,  bishop in Terni and one churchman about whom nothing is known. All them were martyred on 14th February, but the first of them was honored by Pope Gelasius.

Many scientists suggest that this Christian priest lived around 270 AD in Rome and he fell into disgrace of Roman emperor Claudius II. It was the time when the Roman Empire began to fade and Claudius II needed soldiers. He believed that married men were attached to their families, which prevents them from being good soldiers. He considered that marriage makes men weak. Therefore, in order to have a good army, Claudius II prohibited marriage by an edict. People disliked the edict, but did not protest because of fear. In these conditions, priest Valentine was the one who dared to hold secret marriage ceremonies of soldiers.  When Claudius II found out about it, he ordered to take the priest in prision, where he tried to turn him into Roman religion. However, Valentine did not refuse from Christianity and as a result was executed on February 14. Thus Valentine became a fearless symbol of love.

Now let us move to present times and the gift ideas for women. Here is the list of best ideas which any wonan will like:
1. Flowers

Red Roses Bouquet
This is most universal and aprreciated gift for this holiday. Better choice here are red roses, which are universal symbol of love. It is suitable for women of all ages and characters.

2. Box of chocolate

Box of Chocolate Heart
Choose a beautiful box in shape of heart!

3. Teddy bear

Teddy Bear
This cute gift is perfect for tender young ladies.

 4. Book

Opened Book
Well, here is a wide range of choices, because there are thousands of books in shops! The choice depends on her personality, preferences and your relationship. If you both are young and romantic, and you are at the beginning of relationship, choose Shakespeare’s sonnets. If your relationship has already become more intimate, choose “Fifty Shadows of Grey”. The list may be very and very large here, better go the shop and managers will help you to choose.

5. CD

Compact Disc
Just like with books, here is a wide range of choices. It all depends on music she prefers and CDs avaiable in shops. It is very important to find out what kind of music she likes and to choose a CD according to her preferences, but this music should be romantic and all about love. For example, if she is rocker best choice may be “Loud Like Love” by Placebo.

6. T-Shirt

Love T-shirt
Choose a T-shirt with a romantic inscription or with a romantic drawing! You may even make a personal inscription!

7. Cup

Love Cup
A cup with a romantic inscription. “All of me loves all of you” sounds just perfect, isn’t it?

8. Candles

Beautiful candles with pleasant sensual aromas are always romantic!

9. Heart pendant

Heart Pendant
She will have it around her neck and it will always remind her of you.

10. Pillow with heart cushion

Heart Cushion
Very romantic! Every woman will appreciate it!

Best Mascaras for Winter 2015

Emily Didonato

Winter time is a very special time when your face is exposed to freeze and precipitations in form of snow or wet snow, sometimes high humidity and temperature differences. You should be ready for any of these conditions and your make-up must remain perfect just like you did it at home in the morning! Pay a special attention to your masacara — it must be waterproof otherwise your skin under eyes will become black and this lapse will spoil your pretty face and may spoil all your day. Choose good professional mascaras from well known brands.

Be ready for winter and better use waterproof mascara as you never know what weather is waiting for you outside.

Take into consideration the list of best mascaras for winter:
Maybelline – Volum Express The Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara

Maybelline - Volum Express The Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara
It has collagen which thicken lashes in the same way it fills out wrinkles.

Givenchy – Noir Couture

Givenchy - Noir Couture
Are you dreaming of cartoonish lashes in winter 2015? Yeah, with three-spiraled brush of this mascara you may have them as it perfectly curls and contains beeswax to care about your lashes.

Clinique – High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Clinique - High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Its unique brush combs through lashes and they do not look heavy at all.

Bourjois – Queen Attitude Mascara

Bourjois - Queen Attitude Mascara
Its canting brush cathes the lashes and makes them easier to separate from each other.

Also I decided to include new mascaras of the winter 2015.

Clarins – Truly Waterproof Mascara

Clarins - Truly Waterproof Mascara
It is avialble in three shades: Intense Black, Curacao, Aquatic Green and each of them will make you fashionable this winter.

Essence – Plump No Clump Mascara

Essence - Plump No Clump Mascara
This mascara gives amazing volume  to the lashes. This is an inexpensive masacara for thrifty beauty queens as it costs less than $5 :) The brush separates the lashes for perfect definition.

MAC – Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara

MAC - Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara
This is a mineral mascara by  MAC which decided to extend its popular mineralize collection. No clumps. Only beautiful lashes.

Rimmel London – Wonder’Lash Mascara

Rimmel London - Wonder’Lash Mascara
The new mascara contains argan oil which prevents clumps and cares about the lasjes. It is feather-soft and lightweight.

Top Non-Filter Cigarettes

Astra Non-FilterWhen you are looking for a quality smoke, you normally ask your friends for an advice or recall well-known cigarette brands in your mind which inspire confidence. Marketing departments know that if a brand name or logo appears frequently in front of man’s eyes, this brand fixes firmly in his mind. Then he starts to trust this brand because he is familiar with it.

When the talk is about no-filter cigarettes, people can hardly recall a cigarette brand which has such products in its range. This is because non-filters are not promoted like filters. Why? Because filter cigarettes are for mass consumption and non-filters are for a narrow circle of consumers, because not all smokers like the harsh taste of tobacco which non-filters give. Filters in cigarettes help to make smoking milder.

That is the reason why non-filters are usually used only by experienced smokers. They say that cigarettes without filters allow them to feel true taste of tobacco.  Moreover, they say that in production of non-filter cigarettes is used tobacco of higher quality than in filter cigarettes!

Non-filters are strongest among all kinds of cigarettes and it is common feature which joins them. Incredible, but seems to be true as experienced smokers are true professionsls in tobacco. In this post we will look through one famous cigarettes brand and some brands less known to large public.

1. Camel Non-Filter (tar 10mg, nicotine 0.8mg)

This is most popular cigarettes brand among non-filters. The manufacturer is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, one of leading tobacco companies worldwide. Probably most of us heard this brand name, saw its logo or even saw its ads. These cigarettes are packed in a soft pack and are made of Turkish tobacco which gives them a sweet taste.

2. Leana Non-Filter (tar 15mg, nicotine 1.3mg)

This is a product of famous tobacco maker in Moldova called Tutun-CTC. These cigarettes belong to the Oriental (Moldavian) Blend East type. The package is made of carton.

3. Nistru Non-Filter (tar 16mg, nicotine 1.3mg)

Just like Leana, it is produced by Tutun-CTC and also contains Oriental (Moldavian) Blend of tobaccos. However, tobaccos are mixed in different proportions, which makes the taste different. Nistru are little bit stronger than Leana.

4. Astra Non-Filter (tar 16mg, nicotine 1.3mg)

Another product of Tutun-CTC. Astra is a very popular cigarette brand in Moldova. For many years smokers choose it due to high quality tobacco used in its Oriental Blend.

5. Plugarul (tar 18mg, nicotine 1.3mg)

It is strongest cigarette brand among non-filters presented in this list. The manufacturer — Tutun-CTC famous for its quality brands. Plugarul is packed in a soft pack which makes it suitable for any pocket.

6. Hilton Original Non-Filter (tar 10mg, nicotine 0.8mg)

This is a product by British American Tobacco. It is as mild as Camel Non-Filters but has a different taste. What is unusual in these cigarettes is that they are non-filters but have a filter imitation! There is no cellulose but only paper! The unusual filter makes smoking really unusual.

The strength of all these cigarettes aloows to make an amazing smoke rings, because the stronger cigarettes are the better rings you get.

Beauty Trends for Autumn-Winter 2014


1. Eyes
90s are back! Autumn and winter 2014 are all about eyes. Use blue color to show their beauty. For daytime use a blue undereye liner and for the evening cover full lids with blue glitter. Before applying glitter cover lids with vaseline so that glitter could stick. In order to look like a real girl from 90s, add red blotted lips to blue eyes. Generally, everything what sparkles is welcome this season, so experiment with metallic effects on yout eyes, cheeks and even lips.

Full fluttery lashes which make you look like a doll are very trendy because retro style is back this season. For a retro effect use a nude lipstick, lash mascara, black eye liner.

Cara Delevingne

2. Brows
They should be just big! Here seems the influence of fashion model Cara Delevingne. In case you do not have natural big brows, do not worry, fill the shape of your brows with a brow pencil! Find an appropriate shade and do not forget to blend well.

Another trend of 2014 season is invisible brows, which will make you look like Mona Lisa. No matter what hair color you have, bleach your brows and you will look trendy. Contrast your vhite brows with a tonal eyeshadow or blend it in with your skintone.


3. Skin
Use highlighters and luminisers to add glow to your complexion. For a trendy evening look combine luminous skin with blushed cheeks and a sleek ponytail. Adding glow to your lips will make you look fresh.

Do not forget to use a good rich night cream, which will help to rehydrate your skin in conditions of rapid change of temperature when outside is freezy and inside is hot.

When you moisturize generously your skin, use small amount of foundation.

Best Slim Cigarettes

Do you know that slim cigarettes are safe for use? The latest study demonstrated that slim cigarettes are safer than regular ones. Why? Due to their slim shape! This post will reveal what are best slim cigarettes from http://www.dotcigarettes.com/.

Men’s Choices
Men love strong tobacco taste, however, not all slim cigarettes provide it. Strong taste  is characterized with high amount of tar and nicotine. The amount of tar in strongest slim cigarettes does not exceed 7.0mg. Here is the list of best slim cigarettes for men, with high amount of tar and nicotine.

Slim Cigarettes for Men

Classic Slims Blue (7.0mg tar, 0.6mg nicotine)
Davidoff Slims Gold (7.0mg tar, 0.6mg nicotine)
Prima Lux Slims Selection nr.6 (6.0mg tar, 0.6mg nicotine)
Kent HDi Blue (6.0mg tar, 0.5mg nicotine)
Marlboro Gold Touch (6.0mg tar, 0.5mg nicotine)
Winston XSense blue (6.0mg tar, 0.5mg nicotine)

Also here may be included a novelty from Rothmans with demislims shape! Its shape is between regular and slims. Men would appreciate Rothmans Demislims Blue with 6.0mg tar, 0.5mg nicotine.

Women’s Choices
Ladies normally like slim shape of cigarettes due to its refinement and elegancy. Unlike men, women prefer mildest cigarettes taste provided by low amount of tar and nicotine. Also women like flavored smoke, so here are best slims for women:

Slim Cigarettes for Women

Karelia Slims Crem Color (1.0mg tar, 0.1mg nicotine)
Style Superslims (1.0mg tar, 0.1mg nicotine)
Glamour Super Slims Amber (1.0mg tar, 0.1mg nicotine)
OK Nano White (2.0mg tar, 0.2mg nicotine)
Vogue Super Slims Platine (1.0mg tar, 0.1mg nicotine)

iPhone 6 Overview

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

From September 5 to 10 in Berlin, Germany, took place a most important European technology exhibition, IFA 2014.

IFA stands for Internationale Funkausstellung (International radio exhibition) and this is the oldest exhibition in Germany. For the first time it was organized in 1924.
IFA presents an amazing show of latest innivations of home appliances and consumer electronics from around the world. Each year people from more than 100 countries come to IFA to get familiarized with newest products on the international technology market.

Most expecting release on IFA 2014 was iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the eighth generation of iPhone. Apple fans who came on IFA were excited to be the first to see it with proper eyes and test it before its official launch on September 19!

What are characteristics of iPhone 6? Generally, newest version of iPhone has a new design and a lot of newest features:
– slimmer design with just 6.9mm thick;
– rounded body;
– large display: iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches diagonally and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5-inch;
– newest “Retina HD” screen;
– more precise M8 motion co-processor;
– faster A8 processor;
– NFC for Apple Pay;
– longer battery life;
– 8-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera;
– “Focus Pixel” feature which helps to speed up autofocusing;
– faster LTE.

Apple told that both its iPhone 6 models will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.