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How can you become a true renaissance man?

Imagine a world where a man is not bound by limitations that dictate everything from the work he does to the things he is expected to know or be competent at. It may sound like an impossible dream, but it is actually an achievable goal – should you wish to become a genuine Renaissance Man.

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The definition of Renaissance Man

A man who has a balanced life, one which he lives to the best of his individual abilities. There are no limits on what can be achieved, no pressures to specialise and stay in one lane. For example, if a man is particularly intelligent, that can be celebrated, but focus should also be on physical activity. The better your life is balanced, the more you can truly find purpose in life.

The three main aspects which define a Renaissance Man

Knowledge base

A well rounded general knowledge is essential, along with more detailed knowledge of a couple of areas, such as literature, politics or history. This isn’t difficult to achieve – but it does involve looking to a variety of sources to get information. Read specialist publications, newspapers and online blogs – and remember to also look at sources with opposing views to you. A modern Renaissance Man can easily study basic things like world geography alone via the net, so make the most of every opportunity to learn more things.

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Physical self

Not everyone can be an athlete, but being Olympic standard is not the goal. What is important is to make time for fun activities. It also involves eating well and dressing smartly. Classic pieces like Farah shirts, available from sources such as https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah, boost confidence and ensure you are always dressed nicely.

Social interaction

Renaissance Men are balanced, remember? That means a good social life is essential to meet mental health needs, and to forge connections within your community. Shy people often struggle to fulfill this step, but it’s important to learn how to get along with everyone socially, and there are lots of tricks you can learn to get through these awkward moments, and a little practice will help immeasurably.

Arts

Don’t overlook the importance of playing an instrument or engaging with a creative pursuit such as drawing. These ‘soft skills’ are vital for a well-rounded personality.

Clean Gold Jewelry

Gold is tarnish-resistant, but it can get dirty or smudged. Lotions, powders, soaps, even natural skin oils that we use regularly can cover your jewelry and cut down their brilliance. Jewelry cleaning removes any such build-up or residue and restores the original sparkle and shine to make your precious jewelries last a lifetime.

Although numerous commercial products are available to clean gold jewelry, most often water and a mild detergent is sufficient to restore the radiance, and a soft brush helps to gently clean intricate filigree designs and stones. Sometimes it can be helpful to soak the gold jewelry in a solution of one part ammonia and six parts water for up to sixty seconds. It is imperative to dry and polish your gold jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.

Jewelry polishing cloths are an effective and inexpensive way of keeping your bits of gold glittering and radiant. These essential cotton cloths help to remove tarnish and to buff jewelry to look as good as new. Avoid wearing jewelry while in contact with household chemicals, such as chlorine bleach as this can discolor or damage your gold jewelry mountings.

Proper storage of jewelry when not in use is essential to keep your golden treasures clean and new. When storing your jewelry, be careful that pieces do not tumble against each other to avoid scratching and loss of radiance. Ideally, store your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers or store each piece in individual soft cloth pouches.

All about Cardigans

Cardigans Looks

It seems that just as the old saying goes “there is someone out there for everyone”, there is also a cardigan out there for everybody.
The older man will fall in love with a fisherman’s cardigan or maybe a nice wool cardigan for the golf course. His wife will pop down to the shops in a Marks & Spencer special and as for his children, his daughter will probably be out down the pub in a trendy tight fitting little cardigan from the Gap and his son will be posing down another pub in an expensive Armani number. So as far as looks are concerned, the cardigan has passed the test of time with flying colours.

Cardigans Strengths

Wool cardigans are warm, can be both smart and casual, and are idea for the unpredictable British weather as they can be worn buttoned up when it is really cold and then unbuttoned as the temperature rises. If you like the quite life, not many people will try to talk with you if you wear a big old wool cardigan as they will scared of being told about UFOs or train numbers.

Cardigans Weaknesses.

If you like to be sociable, not many people will try to talk with you if you wear a big old wool cardigan as they will scared of being told about UFOs or train numbers.

Benefits of Matte Lipstick

Minimal transfer – this type of lipstick is basically smudge-free. It stays in place after the initial application and is unlikely to spread over the course of the day. It is a great lip product to give the confidence of knowing it will not transfer when going about everyday activities, such as eating a sandwich or drinking a cup of coffee. Other types of lipstick need to be wiped frequently, but this isn’t the case with the matte products.

Natural looking – even though matte lipstick can give a bold look, they are still very effective at creating a natural appearance that is completely different to many of the glossy types.

Warm weather – this lipstick is a practical option to wear on hot summer days. Many of the glossy lipsticks will start to smudge and get easier to remove. This is caused by the heat and when you start to sweat. Even in hot temperatures, the matte lipstick will not heat up and stays in place with no loss of appearance.

More control – it is possible to have a lot more control when it comes to applying this lipstick. If you are using a doe-footed applicator for the glossy type, it can be different to have complete control over the amount of lipstick applied. Applying too much can easily result in a greasy mess. However, this isn’t the case with a matte lipstick because it is easier to apply and will always feel the same whether you need one, two or three layers.

Look Great In Swimwear

Choose the right colors

A colorful swimwear will make you feel brighter and happier, but the fact is that bright colors highlight your body. If you have areas that you would rather keep hidden then it is a better idea to choose solid colors. You can of course choose a two-piece swimwear so you can have the solid color around the part of your body you are not too comfortable with and the bright parts on areas you wish to flaunt. Darker skinned women look good in bright colors, whereas navy blues and dark purples make great choices for pale skins.

Dress your body shape

A swimwear can look very beautiful in your eyes, but it does not mean that it will look good on you. If you are looking for the best swimwear then you must start by knowing your body shape and what works for it. For instance, women with large busts can minimize the appearance by going for a suit that has wide set straps and straight across cut around the top. Bikini tops that have underwire offer great support too, whereas small busted women can add curves and cleavage in a bikini top that has cups in triangular shape and those with tie-front styles. When you understand your body, then getting the right swimming wear becomes easy and you will feel confident and look just as good.

Work your confidence

If you are not comfortable in the wear you choose, then ditch it and look for something different. The only way you will look good is when you feel good and ooze confidence in the swimming gear you select. If possible, try on the wear and determine how it makes you feel. If you are buying online, imagine yourself in the wear and check the design to be sure that it is something you will be comfortable and confident in.

Dress to Look Young

Try out a new hairstyle. Visit a hairdresser, they will be able to advise and styled your hair to suit you, bringing out that radiant in you.

If you are still wearing glasses, why not give it a try with contact lens? You can have excellent peripheral vision and at the same time, ease, comfort and convenience. Not forgetting to mention, a more youthful look. Don’t you love the way you naturally look without your glasses?

Put on some light makeup to help lift your face, bringing out that natural beauty in you. Do however avoid too heavy a makeup; a heavy eye makeup tends to add ages to the look.

Try out new styles; add a little color to your daily wear. Yes, appropriate dressing for work is important, especially when your job involves frequent meeting with clients. But still, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the same old boring dull clothing everyday. Well, as long as they are not too short, too tight, too revealing and too bright, you can still have fun with mixing and matching while maintaining your professional image.

For instance, instead of the usual dull black pants & skirt, you can also go for a Glencheck Pants, Ice Blue Cotton Flare Leg Pants, a Pink Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt, White Pleated knee Skirt…

Matching them with Yellow Stretch Corduroy Belted Blouse, Mint Chiffon V-neck Blouse, a White, Blue & Red Stripe Button Front Shirt… Perhaps even a Blue Dot Capsleeve Jersey Dress?

Many work place, has nonetheless also adopted the idea of a Casual Friday. A printed tee with faded stretch denim jean? Why Not? Well and of course not forgetting the weekends. A Sporty & Youthful look? It’s your weekend you call the shots!

Hmm… Save the best for the last? Well, there’s no need to wait for any special occasion to doll yourself up. You deserve to look your best everyday. Last but not least, put on a smile..

Types of Makeup Brushes

Foundation – the face brush is available in several different types to match the preferred finish. For instance, the buffing brush is the right option to create the airbrushed finish, while the flat brush is more effective at giving full coverage. Also, the flat brush with its angled design is useful for precision work when looking to add concealer to specific facial areas.

Powder – a fluffy or soft brush is a useful tool to help concealer or foundation last throughout the day. This type of brush is great for applying a light application of powder that won’t look cakey or fake. A large brush is the preferred option to minimize shine over the T-zone, while a small brush is more suited to small or sensitive areas, such as under the eyes.

Blusher – the most effective brushes to apply blush are typically medium in size with lightweight, dense bristles and a slightly rounded tip. The best brushes are great at picking up the right volume of blush that can easily be distributed over the cheeks.

Cream blusher – a rounded, firm brush is a great tool to apply cream blusher. It is best applied using a sweeping motion. Also, an angled or flat brushed can be used as a next step to really help the cream blend with your skin. With the right technique, this is a great way to create the natural looking rosy cheeks.

Bronzer – one of the most effective options to apply bronzer is with a large-headed brush. This can help to create a very smooth application for the all-over glow, a contoured definition, or to enhance a natural tan.

Handbag Or Toolbag

Thirty years on, the style and shape of her handbag may have changed, but I guarantee you would still be able to change a spare tyre or prevent nuclear war by poking through the contents of my mother’s handbag.

Alas, it seems to be a trait that has passed from mother to daughter, because I’m the one amongst all my gal pals who can always be counted on to produce a Bandaid for a cut finger, or the perfect lip gloss for a touch up. Oh, and I’m always the one with the spare tissues and tampons.

I would like to ask Dr Freud about my peculiar predilection for carrying the entire contents of my bedroom (and kitchen, and bathroom) in my handbag, but he would probably relate it to some female sexual inadequacy problem. (Penis envy sounds like a good one!)

What never ceases to amaze me is what on earth can the celebs who walk down the red carpet at those gala events possibly fit into an evening bag the size of a matchbox? Heck, they look like they haven’t got room for a match let alone a matchbox.

I always imagine their mother, or assistant, or hanger-on person, inconspicuously lugging their oversized Louis Vuitton traveling case through the rear tradesman’s entrance. After all, what celeb would leave home without a complete makeover kit, change of underwear, spare toothbrush (or teeth!) and an extra bottle of Moët in case of an emergency?

Most men who tell you women are mysterious creatures have never witnessed the full monty, so to speak, of a woman’s handbag. I don’t know if they would have the physical or mental strength to deal with it.

About Stockings

Nylon stockings were scarce during WWII because all available nylon was needed in the war effort. A lot of nylon was used in making parachutes. Production of nylon stockings started up again at the end of WWII.

A new trend in stockings was started in the 1960s with the introduction of pantyhose. Until the introduction of pantyhose, stockings had to be worn with garter belts or girdles. The stockings were held up with clasps attached to the girdle or garter belt. Today, pantyhose are available in a multitude of styles. These stockings come in sheer, ultra sheer, nude, sandal toe, and reinforced toe. Some pantyhose come with built in body shaping and control tops to trim and smooth the tummy, rear, and hips. Women can even buy an anti-cellulite pantyhose. These stockings promise to reduce cellulite appearance by using micro beads imbedded into the fabric. Results are visible after four weeks. The beads remain effective for five washings. The stockings firm and tone legs for a sleeker look.

Nylon stockings come in a wide variety of colors and are also available as anklets, knee highs and thigh highs. Support hose are even available for those women who need some relief from the pain of vericose veins. These stockings are designed to relieve pain caused by varicose veins by relieving the pressure of the stocking against the leg. No part of the leg gets too much or too little pressure.

Many women enjoy sexy thigh high stockings. Some stockings need a garter belt to stay in place, while others use a knit in elastic or grip to help them stay snug against the thigh. Women can choose to wear fishnet thigh high stockings or ones with lace tops, or even ones with back seams running down the back of the leg.

Look Fabulous in White

1. White reflects light so wherever you wear it you will bring attention. Having said that, if you have any body parts you don’t want to appear larger don’t accentuate that area by adorning it in white and wearing a dark color next to it. What you can do is wear white from head- to- toe so no particular area has focus. For example, if you have large hips don’t wear white bottoms with a dark top because the eye will be drawn to the bottom. Instead, wear a white top and white pants and use accessories to take the focus away from the problem area. Or wear white on top and black on the bottom.

2. Wear black and white combinations with accessories to create impact. Wear a white skirt with a black top, black shoes, white handbag, and a black/white necklace. Handbags and scarves that have a black and white pattern will also bring some pizzazz. Experiment.

3. To change your look, wear white with bright colors such as pink and green. Again, choose accessories that will add interest. A pink or green bag, pink jewelry, pink shoes etc. You can also try 3 color combinations such as pink/black/white green/black/white or red/black/white.

4. Wear white only until the end of the summer season and don’t wear white to a wedding unless you are the bride.

5. Wear white T-shirts with jeans and choose a finer fabric to wear with suits for a more professional look. When you wear whites pay attention to your undergarments – avoid lacy bras – choose to wear nudes, they will not show under white.