How Workout Gear Offers Better Results in Working Out


In the past women had to make do with wearing sweatpants, sweatshirt, and a pair of running shoes to do their regular exercises. Today however, there are workout routines that require equipment and proper workout apparel. Clothing has a big part in performing many kinds of exercises. This is because they can improve the performance, providing helpful results that match our workout exertions. Furthermore, this clothing is more attractive than simply wearing hideous sweatpants.

Keeping You Cool and Dry

Aside from increasing performance, a lot of pieces can keep you cool and dry while doing exercises. Cloths wick moisture from sweat away from the body. There are women running clothes that are specifically designed for running, and of course, when you run, a lot of sweats coming out from your body. These special cloths absorb the sweat and make it dry easily to make you still comfortable even after long tiring workout or exercise.

Workout Attire for Your Whole Body

Outfits that improve performance aren’t limited to bottoms, tops, and underwear. Shoes are aimed to develop a workout as well. Lighter stronger materials that offer critical support and ventilation are some of the benefits the proper shoes can provide.

Fitness is an important part of everyone’s lifestyle and we all have our preferences for how we exercise. So too are the types of specialized workout apparel. Whether it’s swimming suits, running togs, yoga outfits or even dancewear, the proper performance wear options are out there for you. New fabrics, materials and construction methods are being tailored to improve comfort, performance and style for specific types of exercise. Specialized workout attire can help you get more out of the effort you put in.

The clothing you wear is able to help in improving workout results, it can be more than just a fashion statement. But it doesn’t do the work alone. It can make you more comfortable, confident and ultimately make your workouts more rewarding, thus encouraging you to work out more.

On What Basis to Select Your Signature Scent


So often, people will talk about having a “signature scent”; a perfume that they always go to that they feels best represents them. The idea makes perfect sense, smell is such an evocative scent that you can use as part of your look as much as the colour of your hair or the style of clothes that you choose. But how to choose this scent?

Based on personality

Are you girly and sweet, or ballsy and strong-willed? It’s amazing how a perfume can encapsulate a personality by using smells that remind us of personality traits. If you’re often described as “the life of party”, loud and extroverted, try a perfume like Micheal Kors “Sexy”. It’s musky and strong, but has light notes behind it that won’t overpower you. Or what if you’re quiet and feminine? Try something like Ferragamo “Signorina”- it’s light, floral and fruity without being too much of a wallflower.

Based on your hair colour

Society has such deeply ingrained ideas of what hair colour means about a person (blondes are fun and girly, brunettes smouldering and sexy, redheads powerful and vibrant) that it seems silly not to play up to that idea, especially if you dye your hair.

A great smell for black hair is Joop “Miss Wild”. It has a touch of rum in the base that for me at least, reminds me of dark, rich colours and dark eyes.

As a hair colour that is often disregarded, but just as common as the others, grey hair is also great for pairing with perfume. Elizabeth Arden “White Diamonds” has notes from flowers from all over the world, and feels worldly and exotic for a woman that has seen it all and done it all.

Based on what you wish your were like

Everyone has aspects of their personality that they would like to change. Maybe you’re too loud, too quiet, too weak-willed, anything. Fragrance can be used to remind you of how you would like to be and encourage you to act that.

When I was younger, I always wanted to feel more like a grown up. I wanted people to look at me like I was a woman, rather than a little girl. I bought a small bottle of Estee Lauder “Beautiful”, and the spicy, floral smell made me feel like a woman, and therefore act more like one.

There is nothing with, of course, choosing a fragrance just because you like it. But maybe ask yourself why you like it, what is it about that scent that appeals to you so much. Maybe you’ll even find that it reminds you of a little part of yourself.

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Celtic Wedding


When you get married, it’s important to do things your way. After all, it is your wedding. To some people, having a wedding that incorporates some heritage is important, but there are certain items that should stay and that should go when planning a wedding.

Although most heritages have their own traditions when it comes to weddings, the Celtic heritage is one of the most popular to incorporate into the big day. And while most Celtic traditions are something to continue, there are a few that you should do away with. If you want to have a Celtic wedding, here are some do’s and don’ts to help you plan accordingly.

Do: Have Celtic wedding bands.

Celtic patterns are popular everywhere you go, and if you’re having a Celtic wedding, what better way to remember the day than with a Celtic wedding ring? You can simply buy a band that has a Celtic design that you like, or you can opt to purchase a band that has a Celtic design that means something to you and your family. Plus, you’ll certainly enjoy showing off a ring that is unlike most other bands.

Don’t: Opt for only Celtic faire.

Having Celtic food at your wedding may be important to you and your family, but you also need to remember to please your guests. Instead of opting for only Celtic faire at your wedding, opt to serve both Celtic favorites as well as traditional items. This way, if you have any picky-eater guests (and you will) you won’t force them to go hungry at your wedding.

Do: Incorporate the last stitch.

An old Celtic tradition known as the last stitch means sewing the last stitch in the wedding gown on the day of the wedding for good luck. Although most brides purchase their gown from a boutique instead of asking a relative to make it, this tradition can still, and should, be incorporated into the wedding. Have the mother of the bride put one small stitch into the gown on the day of the wedding, even if it truly has nothing to do with the structure of the gown. After all, asking for a little extra luck on your wedding can’t hurt.

Don’t: Overdo the Celtic music.

Incorporating traditional Celtic music into your wedding day can be a great way to customize your wedding. Bagpipes can add a lovely ambiance to your ceremony and separate your wedding from the norm. However, using only Celtic music at your wedding may not be the type of party your guests had in mind. Just like the food, remember to include Celtic music in moderation. This way, your guests will be able to enjoy the music of your heritage, but they’ll also be able to hear the classic wedding songs they’ve come to love (and that they can dance to).

Do: Use traditional Celtic colors.

Celtic colors look wonderful together, so be sure to incorporate them into your wedding. Beiges, greens, and oranges can be used as the main focus of the wedding or as pops of color throughout your décor. Plus, don’t forget to add something lavender to your bouquet, which is another Celtic wedding tradition.

Don’t: Overuse the shamrock.

Yes, a shamrock may be a Celtic symbol, but that doesn’t mean you need to place them everywhere throughout your wedding. Sure, one or two shamrock-themed items can be a great way to incorporate your Celtic heritage, but think twice before the groom shaves shamrocks into his hair.

Stay on the Safe Side When Using Sunscreen

Sunlight is actually good for the skin in small doses, but it only takes a few minutes for the skin to get what it needs. This holds true even while wearing a sunscreen that has a high SPF.

Sunburns can quickly develop within minutes when we are distracted, sleeping, or involved in outdoor activities. It is usually too late by the time you notice your skin turning even a light hue of pink, because burns continue to develop after the initial point of exposure. The safest solution is to cover up with long sleeves, pants, hats and glasses. However, that solution is hardly an option when it’s hot, and especially while exercising or relaxing at the beach. Which sunscreen you choose will depend on how fair your skin is, what activities you are doing, and whether or not you have any skin sensitivities.

Waterproof and SPF Level

People who have red or blond hair typically have the fairest skin. However, people with dark hair and dark eyes can also have a fair complexion as well. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends an SPF level of at least 15 as adequate protection from the sun for all types of skin complexions. If your skin is pale or light olive, you will likely need greater SPF protection, such as 40 or higher, but keep in mind that the number in SPF does not evenly accrue to increase your level of protection. For example, an SPF of 15 naturally increases your skin’s protection by 2%, but an SPF of 30 does not double that level of protection to 4%. It is best to exercise caution by choosing an adequate level of protection while paying close attention to reapply lotion whenever it seems necessary.

Sweat can wash away sunscreen over time, so you may need a water resistant sunscreen if you plan on being outdoors in excess of an hour. You may be sweating more than you realize in drier climates. Waterproof lotion should be reapplied after every hour of spending time in the water.

Skin Sensitivities

Some people are sensitive to sunscreens that contain harsh chemicals. Traditional sunscreens use harsher chemicals to create a reaction in the skin to increase resistance. The best types to use for sensitive skin use natural and gentle ingredients. Titanium dioxide or zinc oxide sunscreen causes less skin irritation than other chemicals traditionally used. They work to provide protection by blocking UV light.

Utilizing Every Inch Of Space In The Garage

Utilizing every inch of space in the garage is the only way to make the room functional. Every homeowner looks at their garage as a place to store their cars, but the garage can become much more if it is handled properly. The overhead space in the garage is a great place to keep storage bins that will hold all the families collected belongings. As the homeowner decides to read more, they must remember that these units work in a unique way.

The Track

Every overhead storage unit is kept on a track that holds the units to the ceiling. This track provides a place where the units can be slid in and out as they are needed. Every unit is slightly different, but the tracks fit storage containers that can be used to hold a large number of items.

The Bins

The size of each storage bin depends on the size of the garage. A large garage that has a great deal of ceiling space can hold very deep storage containers. The smallest garage can only hold short storage units, but these units can be used to store all the extra items the family had on the floor on the garage at one time.

Installation

The installation of the garage storage system should be left up to a private company. These companies can measure the garage, check for the ceiling rafters and install the units in just the right place. When the owner of the house wants the storage units to hang in a particular configuration, they can ask the installer to do the job as such. Also, the installer can provide advice to the homeowner that will show them how best to proceed with this project.

Overhead storage bins are the best way for families to use every inch of space in their garage. The garage is a place that can become the family’s own storage unit, but the garage must be rearranged to make this happen. An installer can put in an overhead storage system, provide sliding storage bins and give the family the storage space they need.

Pamper Yourself with a Face Mask


Sometimes when you’re feeling a little run down and you need some ‘me time’, sitting quietly for a few minutes with a facial mask can be exactly the pampering you need to feel rejuvenated and ready to face the world once more.

Fifteen Minutes of Bliss

Depending on the mask, you should usually leave a face mask on for around fifteen minutes, and then soak a facecloth in hot water, squeeze out the excess moisture and press it onto your face – bliss! Gently wipe away the mask residue with the cloth, and voila! You have a refreshed face and a spring in your step after fifteen minutes of calm.

Make It At Home

If you’re experimental and you’d like to try some natural ingredients, you can prepare your own face mask recipe in your own home. There’ll be no added chemicals and you’ll know exactly what you’re spreading on your skin. Look up recipes online to get ideas about what to use.

Skin Types

There are different types of skin, and you will need different forms of nutrients depending on what type you have. The following recipes are considered to work for all skin types, although if you have particularly oily or dry skin you might want to search for suitable masks.

Recipe Suggestions

1) Oatmeal and yoghurt: mix oatmeal, live natural yoghurt and a drop or two of honey to form a paste, and smooth it onto your skin. The natural exfoliant of the oatmeal combines with the creamy nutrients in the yoghurt and honey to create an ideal nourishment.

2) Simple clay: mix some kaolin or bentonite clay with water to create a paste, and apply to your face. As the clay dries, it soaks up the dirt and grease from your pores, leaving you with clear, clean skin.

3) Guacamole: Mix half of a mashed ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey. This is great if your skin is feeling a little dry, as it will have a moisturising effect.

Face masks are an excellent way to relax and rejuvenate, with a book or a glass of wine after a long week. Look after yourself: you deserve it!