Gift Ideas for Her on Valentine’s Day

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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

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 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

mark-twain
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!

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 .

Best Selling Cigarette Brands

1. Marlboro cigarettes

marlboro-cigarettes

Marlboro is most popular cigarette brand in the world. They were launched in 1920s on the USA tobacco market. Marlboro became popular not only in the USA but in many countries in the world due to their original taste and good and interesting advertising campaigns which were actively promoted for many years. Though today Marlboro cigarettes are mostly preferred by males, at the beginning they were created exclusively for women. In 1950s the brand started to use image of cowboys and namely this made it so popular.

2. Camel cigarettes

camel-cigarettes-pack

Among all cigarette brands Camels do have one of most recognizable packages where a camel is depicted. Previously it had a big cartoon camel named Joe Camel and pyramids in the background. Though several years ago package design was changed but the camel still remains on it. The necessity to change package was dictated by complaints that these cigarettes may be attractive to children.  Camel cigarettes have a  harsh taste and millions of smokers from around the world love it. However, those who tried them for the first time said they are quite strong for the beginners.

3. Winston cigarettes

cheap-winston-cigarettes

Wiston cigarettes appeared in 1950s. In 1960s famous cartoon characters of Flintstones, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were advertising this brand. Today it seems very unusual that cartoon characters advertise cigarettes but in old times it was ok. Nowadays Winston cigarettes are popular in many countries in the world. Did you know that they were popular for years in Puerto Rico?

4. Lucky Strike cigarettes

lucky-strike-1

Lucky Strike was created in 1871 and is one of oldest cigarette brands in the world! Lucky Strike is top selling cigarette brand in the USA for years and it managed to get many dedicated fans who would not change it for any other cigarette brand. As Marlboros, Lucky Strikes were widely advertised and also had original ads. Besides this, they appeared normally in different TV shows and movies.

5. Pall Mall cigarettes

pall-mall-cigarettes

These cigarettes were always considered premium cigarettes for wealthy people. The brand was created in 1899 and it was named after a well-known street in London where live rich people. Today the brand is affordable for everyone and everyone may enjoy its incomparable aroma. The lions on the package make reference to refinment available today for everyone.

Best Ways To Deal With Body Acne

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The summer is coming and the problem of body acne becomes more actual these days as we go to the beaches and swimming pools in this period of time. Let us make a little research of the problem.

What is body acne?
Like face acne, body acne is also a delicate topic to discuss. The problem is very common in people and the main cause of its appearing are clogged pores. Pores on face and the body become clogged with excess oil, dead skin and bacteria. Specialists say that appearing of acne on back and chest is not connected to hormonal problems like that on the face. Pores on the body are bigger than those on the face and therefore it is more difficult to treat and prevent them. The skin on the body is thicker, so acne on back or other places can leave serious scars.

How to treat body acne?
1. Salicylic acid helps greatly to fight acne on the body. Use it once every day after shower. You may find it in any pharmacy.
2. African Black Soap is wonderful product for body wash, especially when you use organic one. I buy it at iherb.com. I choose this product of Nubian Heritage. It is really cool and smells good!
3. Tea tree oil is famous for its antibacterial properties and it helps to prevent and treat acne both on the face and on the body.  You may use tea tree oil itself or look for soaps or body washes which contain it. There so many products with tea tree that I even would not recommend anything. They are really too many 😉

How to prevent body acne?
Follow the next recommendations:
1. It is necessaty to practise proper hygiene and take shower as soon as you may because dirt would clog pores.
2. Exfoliate skin several times a week and it is better to use a mild exfoliant. Treat your back the same as you treat your face!
3. Change body puff as frequently as possible because it collects bacteria.