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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Victoria's Secret is the largest American retailer of lingerie, founded by Roy Raymond on June 12, 1977.
2012 sales were $6.12 billion with an operating income of $1 billion. The company sells lingerie, woman's wear and beauty products through its 1,000 U.S. stores, catalogs (annually mailing out 375 million) and website. Victoria's Secret is wholly owned and the largest holding of publicly traded Limited Brands company.
Victoria's Secret is known for its catalogs and annual fashion show: the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Victoria's Secret is credited with single-handedly transforming "America's conception of lingerie" by pioneering "sexy underwear as fashion" and "lingerie mainstream entertainment." The societal manifestation is "the increased cultural acceptance of shopping for undies" in the United States.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
What Are BB Creams?
Want to streamline your beauty routine while saving counter space and money? Who doesn't? That's why a new type of product called BB cream has become one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry.
This versatile skin care/makeup hybrid promises to do the job of five or six other jars and tubes: moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation.
"The idea of a well-formulated BB cream is that it's the only product you'll need after you wash your face," says Ni'Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey.
How BB Creams Began
BB creams are short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They were first developed in Germany by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.
The all-in-one formulation became a sensation in South Korea and then spread throughout Asia.
"The average woman in Asia goes through seven different steps taking care of her skin," says Jessica Wu, MD, a Santa Monica, Calif., dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days. "When I was in Hong Kong, every woman I spoke to was using a BB cream to shorten that regimen."
The BB Boom
BB creams started hitting U.S. store shelves in the spring of 2011. Today, almost every major beauty company has a BB cream, from drugstore brands that cost under $10 to high-end department-store lines that may be as costly as $100 or more, as well as lines that are only sold at spas or in doctors' offices. More are on their way.
The NPD Group, a market research group, found that although only 2% of beauty shoppers have purchased a BB cream, nearly 4 in 5 of those who have say they'll buy the product again.
What BB Creams Do
Can one beauty product really do it all? Maybe.
Many BB creams offer effective sun protection, with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher, the American Academy of Dermatology's recommendation for daily use. What's more, BB creams generally contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, physical sunblocks that have some built-in water-resistant properties, Wu says.
When it comes to skin treatment, you can find BB creams that contain:
Anti-aging components, including peptides and antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, and C
Moisturizing workhorses like hyaluronic acid and glycerin
Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin that help even out skin tone
Light-reflecting mica to give skin a luminous finish
Silicone-based ingredients, such as dimethicone, that help smooth the skin, acting much like a foundation primer does
The Limitations of BB Creams
For all its benefits, if you expect a BB cream to be a miracle in a tube, you might be disappointed.
Article Credit: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/beauty-balms-bb-creams
Monday, March 11, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Vidyut Jamwal is an Indian film actor and martial artist. He is all set to be India's Next Gen action hero given his extraordinary performance in the action space in all his films, be it in Bollywood, Kollywood or Tollywood. He is also proficient in the art of Kalaripayattu.]
Jammwal made his acting debut in the 2011 Hindi film Force opposite John Abraham. His performance as the antagonist earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He subsequently played supporting roles in the Telugu films Shakti and Oosaravelli, both starring Jr. NTR. In 2012, Jamwal made his debut in Tamil cinema with Billa II, as the antagonist opposite Ajith Kumar,The Movie has got him critical applause. He recently worked on another Tamil film Thuppakki, opposite actor Vijay which became a blockbuster.
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Dry, cracked feet are not sexy as it can drastically spoil your overall look. Especially if you like to wear strappy sandals, rough looking feet can be embarrassing. Even though most of us deal with this problem on a daily basis, for some it can just be a seasonal hazard.
But regardless whether you face this problem all throughout the year or just once in a while, you just can’t ignore it. So, if you love wearing open-toed-shoes but your crusty feet, toes and nails prevent you from doing so, you need to read this. Because what we are about to share is not just women-centric as men can also benefit from these 10 feet pampering tips.
1: Give a nice shower for your feet
When you go for a shower, give importance to your feet as well. Make a shower ritual of cleaning your feet thoroughly. Scrub them well with the soap or body wash you are using. This is the basic thing, which all of us can do and it will take hardly any time.
Make sure you wash your feet every night before going to bed to get rid of the smell and dirt. Dirty feet is as bad as cracked feet and can make you feet look very unattractive.
2: Indulge in some milk therapy
Buy an extra 250ml of milk and soak your feet into it, at least once a month. The milk should be warm whole milk.
Doing this will benefit yours feet as the lactic acid will remove all the rough spots and make your skin extremely soft. If dropping your feet into a bowl of milk is a little difficult then apply some milk on your feet with a cotton ball once a week.
3: Soak your feet
Feet shower is just not sufficient to get soft feet. Besides, the shower ritual, soak your feet in warm water at least for 5-10 minutes. This method will help you to get soften your crackled and dry feet making it easier to get rid of dead cells. Avoid soaking your feet for too long.
4: Get rid of the dead cells with pumice stone
Take a pumice stone and gently scrub your heels, toes and soles at least twice a week. This method will help to remove dead cells as the Pumice stone will make your feet softer and silkier. Spend two minutes on each foot focusing on the areas where the skin is rough and dry. Avoid scrubbing too harshly to prevent skin tear and irritation.
5: Shape your toenails
Take your nail clippers and get rid of extra toenails. Shape your toenails when you are just done with your feet shower therapy. If you have any rough edges, file them. Long toe nails can be a host to dirt and bacteria which can cause infections.
6: Let your shoes breathe
Air out your shoes for at least a day before you wear them again especially sneakers and boots. If your sneakers stink, toss them out or get them cleaned. Wearing smelly shoes can also amage to your feet. Hence, before you wear your shoes next time, do a smell check to keep your feet healthy.
7: Moisturize your feet
Slather your feet with some moisturizer and put on clean cotton socks. It’s best to do this before you sleep cause then the moisturizing effect will be greater. You can also use vegetable oil instead of cream.
8: Wear proper shoes
Wear proper fitting shoes. A good fitted pair of shoes can drastically reduce the chances of getting cracked heels. Comfortable footwear can feature heels but they should be wearable. The footwear has to sit comfortably on the foot without causing pain during walking.
9: Rest is essential
Cracked feet can be caused by long hours of standing or walking. It is important to give your feet rest to prevent cracked heels and soreness.
10: Give a nice foot massage to yourself
Foot massage will improve the blood circulation of your feet and will also relieve strain. The exfoliation and oil used during the treatment will ensure that your skin will feel softer and refreshed.
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