How to Choose a Perfume

how to choose a perfumeJust like choosing your clothes, choosing a perfume can be daunting. You don’t know what to choose from the myriad of fragrances in the market (and it doesn’t help that celebrities are coming out with their own brand, although I really don’t buy anything endorsed by a sports celebrity – makes me thing it’s bottled sweat), what will last the whole day, and what won’t give you the hives.

How to choose a perfume in 4 easy steps:

Know what you want.

So many perfumes to choose from, so little time. If you can’t decide right then and there, opt to get the perfume blotters at the perfume counters(the little paper strips). Although it can’t give you the exact impression as perfume on your skin, it will give you an idea of how it smells. You can even put it in your bag and once opened, a sweet smelling bag greets you.

Get rid of other smells.

When you’re at the perfume counters, the perfume sales people usually serve coffee beans to clear your nostrils of the perfume smell. A normal human nose gets tired of “smelling”, after 4 perfumes, so it pays to clear your nose of any previous fragrance.

Allergy Test.

Many of us can be allergic to a certain ingredient in a perfume, so it’s better to spray some on your skin. Try the hidden areas too so in case of allergies, you can easily hide the evidence. Try your forearm or your wrist.

Spray and Run.

After spraying some perfume on your test spots, don’t fall for the sales person’s sweet talk (although he’s a hot piece of specimen, you must resist!), and take a walk. This will let you test how long the perfume will last on you, and if it will blend with your body chemistry.

If after the 4 steps, the perfume stays on you, or you like how it has blended with your body chemistry, and doesn’t give you allergies, then by all means, go back to the counter and buy a dozen.

chanel no 5 Remember Marilyn Monroe’s Chanel no 5? When asked what she wore in bed, she answered “Chanel No. 5” (or something to that effect). A woman can be recognized by her fragrance, much similar to how she is in terms of fashion. It reflects a woman’s personality, and adds to the allure and attraction that the boys find so irresistible! 🙂




Most Wanted Gifts

Are you ready for Christmas?

Are all your gifts complete?

Is Nana, even on your list and Jack, your dog, in it?

Well if you haven’t bought any gifts for your love ones yet, here is a list of Personalized Gifts you might want to consider. The idea and greatness of personalized gift is to give a gift that definitely fits the character of the person you’re giving your gift to. I will also include guidelines on how to make this Personalized Gifts.

Here are the following Personalized Gifts perfect for Christmas or on any occasion:

1. Personalized Scented Candles – select the scent that you think your receiver (let’s call the person who’ll receive the gifts as receiver, ok?) loves the most and color, design, style that best suits their character.
Here are the guidelines for making scented candles:
• Prepare the items needed. Such as wax, wick, scent, color, thermometer, and kitchen skewers.
• When all items were set, cover your entire work place with newspaper, magazine or paper. This will lessen your work when it’s clean up time.
• Put the wax into the container then place it in a pan filled with water. Place the pan on the stove, medium heat only and gently boil. Boiling water so hard for it may splash into the wax.
• As the wax melts, that means it’s time to ready your mold. If the wax has completely melted, put a thermometer into the container. If it reaches 175 degrees Fahrenheit, that means the wax is ready to pour.
• Add the desired color chip.
• Then add the chosen scent. Put only half a teaspoon.
• Stir it very well
• After stirring, your scented candle wax is now ready for molding.
• Slowly lift the container from the pan of water, and then dry the container.
• Pour the wax into the chosen shape molder to your desired height (either square, round, star, heart shaped. Which ever you choose. Tip: Choose the shape that you think best resembles or fit the character of your receiver). Put the wax back to the water to keep it hot until the candle is done as desired. Having the desired shape, scent and height.
• Lastly, insert the wick. Dip the wick into the liquid wax, then put it in the candle.

There you have it the first gift that you’ll be giving out with your personal touch.

Watch out for my other posts about Personalized Gifts. They are as follows: Personalized Shirts, Personalized Picture Frames, Christmas Cards and Letters, and Personalized Toys. These gifts are perfect for any occasion. Good luck and happy holidays.

I used to like Britney Spears for being herself all the time, (I know, I am embarrassed now just thinking I liked her back then) but now, she’s overly exaggerating everything and she’s even dragging her family, most specially, her kids into catastrophe. I was shocked to read this news. I know that she’s wild but I didn’t think that a mother could do this. Anyone could be wild but make sure that nobody else will be victimized by your actions. But in this case, Spears’ children, Sean Preston, 2 years old, and Jayden James, 1 year old, are the ones who suffer. Before I used to think that Federline is just using Britney and her money, but now, with evidences showing Britney’s incapability and irresponsibility, I now understand why Federline needs to take their children away from Britney’s hands and custody.

Here is an article about Britney Spears’ incapability and irresponsibility:Driving With Baby In Front???WTF???

Child welfare investigators are looking into “multiple child abuse and neglect” allegations in the custody battle between Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline, according to court documents released Tuesday.

In a request to unseal parts of the case file, an attorney for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services wrote that there are concerns about the safety and welfare of the two toddlers, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, if they are left in their mother’s care.

Though the agency mentioned investigating referrals relating to Federline, the documents don’t provide details.

After-hour calls to attorneys representing Spears and Federline were not immediately returned.

The agency requested the court not alter the current custody and visitation arrangements until their investigation is completed. Federline has temporary custody of the boys after Spears defied court orders about regular drug testing.

The latest tidbits on the custody battle are in 300 pages of documents released by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon.

The document dump included previous court rulings, expense reports and income statements for both parents, the names of the custody evaluators selected by Spears’ and Federline’s attorneys and their detailed resumes.

Spears had asked the court to seal the custody and visitation schedules in a declaration filed in October, arguing that “such information greatly increases the chances that the actions of the media could threaten the safety of the children by, for example, causing a traffic accident.”

Spears, whose every errand is trailed by a mob of celebrity photographers, is notorious for distracted driving. She is under investigation for injuring a sheriff’s deputy while exiting the downtown courthouse in her white Mercedes.

In 2006, she was photographed driving with her son on her lap.

In October, she pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving without a valid driver’s license and later obtained a temporary California license.

A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge from an August parking lot crash was dismissed after she paid an undisclosed amount to the car’s owner.

Spears pays Federline $15,000 per month in child support, and previous court rulings have said that he currently has no income. (Los Angeles Times)

How I Celebrated My 18th Birthday

Eight days ago I celebrated my 18th birthday, and so far, it was the best day of my entire life.

I started my day earlier than the usual. On regular days, I wake up ten in the morning but maybe, since I know that this is my special day, I subconsciously woke up early. I was so excited I barely got some sleep. Anyway, I woke up 5:30 in the morning, took a shower and went down to have some breakfast. Everybody greeted me, and everybody was up.

After four hours of conversing with my mom, we headed to our favorite parlor and had our hair done, our nails cleaned, had a massage and asked Karen, the make-up artist to pay a visit later that afternoon, in preparation to my debut party.

As we arrived home, I went to my room to get my blueberry. But I was shocked to see an apple mac book pro in a ribbon on my desk. I was so happy I screamed. My dashed inside my room and saw me tearing up. Upon seeing her, I hugged and kissed her to show my appreciation and love. After that I started reading the manual and browsing, I didn’t even notice that it was almost 5 in the afternoon. And so I turned my ne computer off and took a long bath.

Karen arrived at 5:30, I was already late for my appointment with her. Since everything was already ready since the other day, preparing for my main event wasn’t so time consuming. After preparing, we headed to the hotel and had the best day and best celebration of my life. What made so special is that everybody was there to celebrate it with me. And that’s all that really mattered to me. Thank you everybody!

Internet Suicide Pact

Taking out their own life or suicide has been vastly growing all over the world. There’s a lot of way how to end your life, but in Japan, there’s a trend that’s been circling around, especially on teenagers. It is what they call “Internet Suicide”.

Internet suicide pact or cybersuicide pact is a suicide pact made between individuals who meet on the Internet via email, forums, chat, and mostly on websites. These teenagers meet on one of these rooms in the Internet and that is where it all started. They got acquainted through websites and agreed to make a pact to end their lives at the same time, with the same kind of death and now, meeting up and ending their lives together.

Internet suicide pact started in Japan in October 2000 by two net couple. They met on a chat room on a suicide website. The Japanese man was a 46-year-old dentist, who apparently, had health problems and family trouble. He was separated from his wife, while the 25-year-old woman had resigned from her job and was also worried about family trouble. After meeting on the website, the pair had been exchanging numerous e-mails, in which they both asked for the support of each other in committing suicide. Autopsy reports said that they died after swallowing lethal quantities of sleeping pills. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)

After this incident, and after the media had covered and tackled the issue heavily, Internet suicide became popular, trendy, and rapidly growing. So if you know someone who is depressed, talk to them before it’s too late. Don’t let them be another victim of Internet Suicide Pact.

All About Nails

To a woman, it’s very important and appropriate to have healthy and clean nails. It’s as important as our hair. So in order to achieve this healthy and clean nails here are some tips on how to care for our nails and how to give ourself a manicure.

Important Notes About Nails

• If nails are weak, brittle, splitting like our hair, and are fragile, it mean that wdetergent.jpegater intake is insufficient and inadequate.
• The most common nail spoiler are harsh detergents and water. Detergents and water stresses nail fibers. Always put on rubber gloves whenever assigned to clean and wash the dishes or do the laundry.
• If nails are brittle, lessen or avoid using perfume lotions that contains alcohol. This will only worsen your nails.

Do It Yourself Manicure Tips:manicureset.jpeg

• First, wash your hands in soapy water.
• Leave your hands, especially your nails, dipped in the water for 3 minutes.
• After washing of hands, dry them up.
• Begin shaping your nails by using a double-sided emery board. Gently strokemanicure2.jpeg ends of your nails, only avoiding the corners for this can weaken your nails.
• Check if your nails are smooth. Run your nails on a pantyhose, if it snag on the pantyhose, then do the procedure again.
• Apply a softener to your cuticles.
• Before applying color or nail polish, clean your nails by using orange stick with cotton wrapped around it.
• When polishing or applying colored polish, only pick up a small amount of polimanicure.jpegsh on your brush and paint one stroke down the center of your nail. Stroke the sides of the nail, and that’s it. Let it dry for a bit, and then apply the second coat.
• If the polish is already dry, apply the top coat.

So now, you’re ready to have a beautiful and clean nails.

The Truth About Spring Break

A lot of our parents have been wondering what really happens to their precious children when they are on their Spring Breaks. Especially, when a lot of news, issues, and situations have been exposed about girls going wild on their spring breaks. So how is this vacation spent this time of the year?

Here is a brief history of Spring Break taken from springbreak.com

Spring Break all started as a cultural tradition among college students, it has been an annual event to them, setting rituals. It said that it is a celebration of young people welcoming the return of spring. According to some reports, modern-day Spring Break was traced back to the ancient rituals of the Greeks and Romans leading the birth of Christ. Back then, men and women, who were wishes to have children, welcomes the season of fertility, happens on the return of spring. They celebrate rituals on the names of Gods Dionysus (Greek) or Bacchus (Roman), the god of wine. These rituals include drinking and dancing, until they all given into the call of earthly pleasures. Many believe that the essence of Dionysus or Bacchus lives on, and that Spring Break is one of the current incarnations of that drive in human beings.

As I have mentioned earlier, college students celebrates and welcomes the return of spring like the Greeks and Romans has, only more liberated and wild. Also, the movie “Where The Boys are”, have somewhat, great influence to what or how spring break was all about. It was to find fun, sun, and true love. Now, students seek places to escape challenges of their studies, usually beaches, to find romance, have a good time, and de-stress themselves.

As the years passed, how Spring Break was spent had gotten more liberated, wild and controversial. In 1970, there were reports saying that alcohol and other intoxicants were used and so the result of these was wild and rough partying and celebrating, leading to wreckage of some establishments. In 1980, this generation began adding sophistication with the way Spring Break was celebrated. Though getting drunk still takes a big part in the Spring Break Ritual, there are some planned activities added, including more sports, theme parks and other tourist spots trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, and even a job fair. The marketing thrust also switched, moving from primarily pushing beer and cigarettes to advertising computer-related items, video games, cars, movies and television shows, and other youth-oriented consumer products.

But nowadays, we are all aware of what’s happening during Spring Breaks. If I am not

mistaken, “Girls Gone Wild” started there. There are videos seen everywhere with girls shaking booties, girls flashing their boobies, contests for girls who exudes sex,

Flash usage of drugs like cocaine, marijuana, ecstacy, and of a lot of other addictive and sexual substance are also present in this celebration, teens having sex. Yes, you’ve read it right, not just college students do these Spring Break rituals, even high school students.

So if you want to take a break, Spring Break that is, be sure that you go with the right set of friends, don’t be influenced or don’t act on dares that would make you less of a person, mostly, us girls. Be wise and please, notify your parents, so they won’t be shocked when you were seen in a video aired on tv and net.

I have included a video and a photo here to show how Spring Break is usually spent every year. This video might have contents not suitable for youngsters, so please be advised and have an adult’s permission.