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By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
A perfume is an essential part of dressing up. Studies confirm that we feel more confident about ourselves if the final touches of our routine is a spritz of lingering perfume. However, how often do you feel that your perfume doesn't last long enough? How often do you feel that the fragrance disappears in a few hours? This is quite a common problem. Let's learn a few hacks to keep you smelling gorgeous all day.
Wearing your perfume right after the shower
Our skin tends to hold onto some moisture right after a shower. This moisture helps to lock the fragments that extend your perfume's longevity.
Our skin tends to hold onto some moisture right after a shower. | Photo by Chandler Cruttenden on Unsplash
Moisturize Your Skin
Remember to moisturize your skin before wearing a perfume. Moisturised skin tends to stick to the fragrance compared to dry skin. You can moisturize at a certain location, such as your wrists or neck, and then spray your perfume.
Remember to moisturize your skin before wearing a perfume. | Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash
Different concentration levels of perfume make the fragrance last for different periods of time. A higher concentrated perfume like Eau de Parfum or 'Ittra' will last longer. Lower concentrated perfumes like Eau de Cologne or Eau de Toilette tend to last for a lower period of time as compared to EDP or Attars. Here is a detailed breakup of the concentrate percentage in different forms of a perfume:
Eau de Cologne -- 2 - 8 per cent
Eau de Toilette -- 8-15 per cent
Eau de Parfum -- 15- 25 per cent
Ittra/Attar -- 100 per cent concentrate
Always consider the climate/ weather
The weather should also be taken into account when selecting the perfume. It is best to wear Eau-de-Parfums and attars in tropical climates like India since it allows the scent to remain longer. That's why Attar is very popular.
Use the pulse points
There are certain pulse points on our body that are considered warmer than the rest of the body. Our pulse points are:
* Behind the ears, collar bone, inside of the wrists, inside of the elbows, shoulders, naval, behind the knees and ankles.
* These pulse points help diffuse the fragrance better and allow you to smell gorgeous all day.
The right way to wear your perfume
We've frequently seen videos showing fragrances on the wrists, rubbing them against one another. Do not do so. The wrist rubbing accelerates the process of evaporation and also removes the top notes and part of the middle notes. If you want your perfume to last longer, apply the perfume to the aforementioned pulse points and then let them evaporate at a sweet pace. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: moisturize, concentrated, concentrated, fragrance, pulse, perfume
By- Muhammad Usman
Moving in a straight direction to curly could be a nightmare, and when it's done to your hair that's natural, it's nearly impossible to reverse this process quickly. Additionally, the process of changing your hair's colour between light and dark may be stunning or a complete mess. The ability to alter the texture of a lace wig or paint can be an excellent solution for many people looking for new looks for their appearance. If you're thinking about dying your product, it is best to learn the kind of hair that can be dyed easily.
Remy's hair is considered to be processed, and therefore. However, they can use dyes ranging from light to dark or dark to light; it will need to be by using professional-grade products or otherwise called permanent dye. However, the hair that is naturally coloured can be dyed using light or strong chemicals as they often are natural in the shade and pose minimal or no problem in changing the hue to a lighter shade, such as blonde or red.
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However, one of the factors you need to consider when buying an entire lace wig created using Remy's hair concerns the type of dye used in the production process. It isn't easy to alter if a garment dye was employed in place of hair dye. However, with the help of hair colour removers, you will achieve the desired shade. To get the best results, apply mild shampoo closure lace frontal and deep conditioner after dips the hair in the formula for removing colour. Also, make sure not to stay in there for too long because it can cause bleaching to your hair. Lace is one of the gorgeous imitations that have ever been made of nature's fantasies, and lace has always brought to me those fantastic patterns that the leaves and branches of trees embroidered across the sky.
I can't imagine that any invention from human imagination could be more elegant or precise a source." -- Coco Chanel, 29 April 1939. Garment accessories are an essential part for dressmakers, and this is the reason for their significance. It's virtually impossible to design a prepared garment without the aid of accessories for clothing. They typically include buttons, zippers, fabric as well as labels. However, off late ribbons and laces have gained a special place in the realm of fashion design. According to the definition, lace is an openwork fabric that is patterned with holes in the work. It is generally made using machines and occasionally using hands.
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Lace-making, which is considered an old art, is made by looping threads and twisted or braided or tied to another line without regard to the backing fabric. However, the term ribbon refers to a fragile piece of elastic material utilized primarily to connect and bond. Silk ribbons, mostly made of cloth, are typically employed to add style to clothing, but they can be used for other uses, such as florists, gift packaging, etc. There are a variety of laces, but the ones most frequently sought-after are needle, outwork tape, bobbin, and knitted.
Today, most fashion weeks (especially renowned ones) have a specific segment dedicated to garments made of ribbon and lace. Sometimes, the entire week is dedicated to these items. With more and more designers are using ribbons and laces to create new and unique designs, the ribbon and laces suppliers and makers are returning to the market with an erupting roar! Insiders in the industry say that lace and ribbon are the most popular and beautiful border decoration materials. The use of these materials adds a hint of softness and class because of the flowing nature of the materials.
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Slowly but steadily increasing demand for Indian laces and ribbons is growing, and the suppliers of ribbons and lace are expecting a better year to come. The majority of full-lace wigs are generally considered an option to replace hair for people suffering from a condition that causes hair loss or Alopecia. They appear quite natural, including a hairline that is not discernible to anyone's naked eyes. Furthermore, naturally growing hair can also be styled, parted, and put into a low, medium or high ponytail. The saying goes that hair is your reflection, and plenty of men and women will agree among the top essential aspects of a properly groomed individual is the way they dress their hair.
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A new study of more than 13,000 cities worldwide has found that the number of person-days in which inhabitants are exposed to extreme combinations of heat and humidity has tripled since the 1980s. The authors said, the trend, which now affects nearly a quarter of the world's population, is the combined result of both rising temperatures and booming urban population growth.
The study was published late on Monday night India time in the 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences'. To come up with a measure of person-days spent in such conditions of heat and humidity, the researchers matched up the weather data with statistics on the cities' populations over the same time period. The analysis revealed that the number of person-days in which city dwellers were exposed went from 40 billion per year in 1983 to 119 billion in 2016 -- a threefold increase. By 2016, 1.7 billion people were being subjected to such conditions on multiple days.
Over recent decades, hundreds of millions have moved from rural areas to cities, which now hold more than half the world's population. There, temperatures are generally higher than in the countryside, because of sparse vegetation and abundant concrete, asphalt and other impermeable surfaces that tend to trap and concentrate heat-the so-called urban heat island effect. "This has broad effects," said the study's lead author, Cascade Tuholske, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University's Earth Institute. "It increases morbidity and mortality. It impacts people's ability to work, and results in lower economic output. It exacerbates pre-existing health conditions."
Over recent decades, hundreds of millions have moved from rural areas to cities, which now hold more than half the world's population. | Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash
The researchers combined infrared satellite imagery and readings from thousands of ground instruments to determine maximum daily heat and humidity readings in 13,115 cities, from 1983 to 2016. They defined extreme heat as 30 degrees Centigrade on the so-called "wet-bulb globe temperature" scale, a measurement that takes into account the multiplier effect of high humidity on human physiology.
A wet-bulb reading of 30 is the rough equivalent of 106 degrees Fahrenheit on the so-called "real feel" heat index-the point at which even most healthy people find it hard to function outside for long, and the unhealthy might become very ill or even die. "Sheer urban population growth accounted for two-thirds of the exposure spike, while actual warming contributed a third. That said, the proportions varied from region to region and city to city.
The population data was provided in part by Columbia's Center for International Earth Science Information Network, where Tuholske is based. The most-affected cities tend to cluster in the low latitudes, but other areas are being affected, too. The worst-hit city in terms of person-days was Dhaka, the fast-growing capital of Bangladesh; it saw an increase of 575 million person-days of extreme heat over the study period.
"Its ballooning population alone-4 million in 1983, to 22 million today-caused 80 per cent of the increased exposure. This does not mean that Dhaka did not see substantial warming-only that population growth was even more rapid. Other big cities showing similar population-heavy trends include Shanghai and Guangzhou, China; Yangon, Myanmar; Bangkok; Dubai; Hanoi; Khartoum; and various cities in Pakistan, India and the Arabian Peninsula, a release said here.
Some other major cities saw close to half or more of their exposure caused by warming climate alone versus population growth. | Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash
On the other hand, some other major cities saw close to half or more of their exposure caused by warming climate alone versus population growth. These included Baghdad, Cairo, Kuwait City, Lagos, Kolkata, Mumbai, and other big cities in India and Bangladesh. The researchers found that 17 per cent of the cities studied added an entire month of extreme-heat days over the 34-year study period. Because the period covered by the study ran only through 2016, the data did not include the series of record heat waves that raked the US Northwest and southern Canada this summer, killing hundreds of people.
The study is not the first to document the dangers of excessive urban heat; among others, last year a separate Earth Institute team showed that combinations of heat and humidity literally beyond the limits of outdoor human survival have been briefly popping up around the world. The newer study led by Tuholske adds to the picture by quantifying on a granular level how many people are being affected in each location, and the degree to which exposure is being driven by population versus climate. The authors say this information should help urban planners come up with better-targeted strategies to help citizens adapt.
Kristina Dahl, a climate researcher at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the study "could serve as a starting point for identifying ways to address local heat issues," such as planting trees and modifying rooftops with lighter colors or vegetation so they don't trap so much heat. "This study shows that it will take considerable, conscientious investments to ensure that cities remain livable in the face of a warming climate," she added. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: cities, exposure, population, growth, warming, urban
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
There are quite a few difficulties when it comes to designing, and afterwards, there's sorting out some way to adorn a studio apartment. How would you fit the lounge, kitchen, and bedroom into one room and still have space to move around? Enriching a small place requires a bit greater resourcefulness, arranging, and altering, but the outcome is certainly worth the additional effort. Look at the following design tricks by Raghunandan Saraf, Founder and CEO, Saraf Furniture, to redo your small space smartly:
Plan out Bookshelf as room divider:
Studio apartments generally offer limited space for basic planning and designing. One good way of utilising the space could be smartly using a bookshelf as an interface between two spaces. This will help to utilise the space better.
One good way of utilising the space could be smartly using a bookshelf as an interface between two spaces.| Photo by Ben Garratt on Unsplash
Transform bed into a daybed:
In case you're lacking in space, you can transform your bed into a daybed. This would permit you to utilize your bed as a sofa during the day to make additional seating alternatives in your studio. This is a good way to maximise limited space
In case you're lacking in space, you can transform your bed into a daybed. | Photo by Garett Mizunaka on Unsplash
Add a Signature Wall:
Making a signature wall in a little studio is an incredible method to make some visual interest. Make use of an intense, unique backdrop to characterize the space in the room. The signature wall will easily encompass the small space with a better view.
Making a signature wall in a little studio is an incredible method to make some visual interest. | Photo by Beazy on Unsplash
Make use of Every Corner:
Try fitting in some accessories while redoing the apartment. Bring in some unique chairs in one corner while lighting up the other with lamps and other lightings. Corners help define the space with a structure.
Try fitting in some accessories while redoing the apartment. | Photo by Olena Sergienko on Unsplash
Incorporated Soft Interiors:
Add pastel and soft-hued interiors. Since it reflects light, it makes the space look bigger. Incorporate the colour in your bedsheets and wallpaper as well. Lighter tones visibly make you feel the change.
Incorporate the colour in your bedsheets and wallpaper as well. Lighter tones visibly make you feel the change. | Photo by Stephanie Harvey on Unsplash
In a small apartment, it's a good idea to pick some multi-purpose furniture pieces. Don't simply pick a bed -- observe one to be that has implicit storage under it. On the off chance that you don't have space for a feasting table, pick a footstool that is large enough for you to sit at when you have your suppers. Try investing in these simple yet quality hacks while redoing your small apartment to get that smart look. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: limited, apartment, studio, small, space