I saw swimming ducks on the Gede Lake (Situ Gede, Bogor, Indonesia) last Sunday. Some are yellow :D
April 15, 2013
March 09, 2013
Most women desire to look better. They love to accessorize themselves since women like to look and feel beautiful. Jewelry is one of the most popular accessories that many women wear to enhance their performance. Wearing proper jewelry items that suit her personal style and preference will make a woman look more attractive.
Today’s jewelry comes to you in various materials, designs and styles; your options are limitless. When discussing about jewelry that created from metals, silver jewelry is rising in fame and more preferred nowadays. Though silver may tarnish rapidly and it needs maintenance to keep its shine and strength, it seems that silver jewelry items are still favorable choice. On the other hand, there are many people who love the vintage look of tarnished old silver! Isn’t it interesting?
You can find sterling silver jewelry in various stunning creations, from silver necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings to earrings. Each item is wonderfully created with other materials like gemstones, cubic zirconias and pearls. Many women love wearing any silver jewelry item as silver can be both fine jewelry and casual jewelry. You can put on silver jewelry in different occasions; it would look good on you. Every silver jewelry item would give elegant impression; that’s why many women love wearing it. Anyway, who doesn’t want to look graceful?
March 01, 2013
Weddings are once in a lifetime experience and diamond wedding rings make the perfect choice to express your love and importance of the bond that you are getting in to with your partner with the hope that like the precious stone, your relationship too lasts forever, strong and resilient to all the ups and downs that come by.
Choose the best ring for your partner
Choosing the best rings for each other needs a little time, visits to several jewelers to shortlist the design that fits your budget and taste is very essential since these pieces of jewellery are not any cheap and hence need that much care and attention. There are several options in designs from several branded stores and if you want to make it still unique, get a custom made wedding ring of your choice. One easy way to collect all the information about wedding rings and diamonds is through the Internet; many reputed stores sell their designs through online stores that have the latest catalogues of all the designs.
Different cuts in diamonds include princess cut, pear shaped cut and the round cut are all popular ones. They come as solitaire stones or are set in combination with diamonds or other precious stones like rubies, sapphires and emeralds. One key feature to look for while shopping for these rings is that their design must be suitable for daily wear. Avoid sharp corners and delicate designs with very tiny stones, you may hurt yourself or somebody and the stones may just fall off. It is always good to go for Platinum or gold rings since they are the best suitable for setting diamonds. However cheaper options of sterling silver and titanium also look equally beautiful. They all finally depend on your personal choice and budget.
Diamond wedding rings - Is it a good buy?
Buying diamonds for your wedding is definitely a good buy, not only symbolically but practically too. It is one of the rare stones available and its value is bound to increase over the years. But to make sure that your purchase is worth ever penny spent, shop for it only in reputed stores that offer authentication of the product and the design. These purchases come with physical certification, with the details of the cut, clarity and color of the stones mentioned on them. Diamonds are everlasting and will make wonderful family heirlooms, precious that they are, their value and the value of you relationship matures with time.
February 21, 2013
There are plenty of handmade soaps in the market. From wonderful colours to ingredients and even designs, you are sure to get something that you fall in love with instantly. Handmade soaps also come in a variety of shapes like spherical, square and rectangular. They can also come in embossed motifs such as flowers and leaves and so on. The sheer variety of handmade soaps simply means that you too can try your hand at making them! Just to get you started, here are a few tips and pointers that you can use and create wonderful home-made soaps.
What are some of the popular ingredients?
When it comes to handmade soaps, there really is no specific list of ingredients to choose from. A lot depends on your favorite combinations of herbs, spices, flowers and other products. It also depends on whether you want to add things like color, essential oils and other aromatics. Some of the more popular ingredients that go into making different kinds of soaps are:
· “Edibles” such as goats milk, honey, saffron and even chocolate
· Spices such as cinnamon, clove, cardamom
· Floral ingredients such as lavender, jasmine, rose and
· Leaves such as neem or margosa and eucalyptus
· “Exotics” such is charcoal, green tea and beer
Popular recipes to make handmade soaps
There is plenty of information on how to bring together the above-mentioned ingredients and much much more to make some delectable looking handmade soaps. Some of these ingredients from the ones above can be chosen with care depending on the soap making method that you are using. You also need to use something known as a lye calculator to ensure that you are not going to go too heavy on lye which is an essential ingredient in handmade soaps. Weighing the ingredients is also extremely important because this will ensure that each ingredient plays its part in making the soaps special and does not overpower the others.
One of the simplest recipes for handmade soaps calls for equal amounts of oils of olive, avocado, almond and coconut. You can also add shea butter. Essential oils of lavender and thyme can also be added for fragrance. You can also experiment with different natural coloring agents to give your soaps effects such as marbling or even an overall solid color which will make them even more visually appealing. Some of the options you can use are turmeric for yellow and for enhancing the antiseptic quality of your soap. You can also use charcoal and liquid chlorophyll for black and green respectively.