This book is an amazing compilation of styles and experimentation with different media of one of fashion design’s pillars: Fashion Illustration. Not only every dress begins with a sketch, fashion illustration today mirrors trends as well as unique fashion designs. So it was time for the serie Illustration Now! to feature fashion illustration: in these pages we find [...]
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March 27, 2012
The wedding season is about to open and many suddenly remember that maybe spending a little time on skin care for those wedding photos might be a good idea. Extensive air-travel, stressful lifestyles and fatigue makes it necessary to “refresh” our faces, whether by using beauty products or a facial treatment.
As the options are endless, let’s talk about a technology that I find interesting, namely light-therapy. As you all know there are many spas that uses this technology in their treatments. LED technology stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, making the skin look fresher and healthier, and at the same time reduces wrinkles. This very technology has been used by NASA and by athletes in order to heal wounds.
Baby Quasar is a device that brings light-therapy to our homes. It works by stimulating the deep layers of the skin. There are two types, the light blue Baby Blue (that reduces acne), and the red Baby Quasar Red, which is the one I’ve been using.
First, it is a device that is easy to use. It moves in circles on the skin, concentrating on problem areas. After trying it for a couple of weeks I noticed a clear difference in brightness and texture of my skin. You need to dedicate it time, though. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and it should be done two to three times a week. But self-massage is relaxing and can be used as an excuse to wind down.
I also believe that the Baby Quasar is interesting for those who wish to switch to natural products. It is clear that many cosmetics contain ingredients that are not exactly green or do tests on animals, so naturally many people choose to limit their usage of said products. Mechanical treatment such as light-therapy is definitely a good complement to plant-based creams.
It is important to test the device on your hand before you begin any treatment as it may be that your skin is too sensitive. It is also important not to look at the lights of the apparatus since they can damage the eyes. But more than these caveats, the Baby Quasar has few inconveniences.
In short, the Baby Quasar is veritable “home-spa” very easy to use and which gives you a feeling of warmth and relaxation. The results can clearly be seen after a couple of weeks of use, leaving you with a more smoother (or even) and radiant skin. I think the device is interesting to use as maintenance after cosmetic treatments or in addition to natural products (for example, the green tea serum from Baby Quasar to be used before treatment has impressive results). If you are impatient of nature or have a tight schedule, this product may not be for you. It demands considerable time, since light has to pass smoothly through the different layers of the skin in order to be properly absorbed. The cutting-edge technology also comes with a price, costing around 340 €, but then we’re talking about a long term investment that more than definitely is worth the price.
In this video you can find out more about the Baby Quasar, its use and results.
You can buy it online on their website Baby Quasar (they ship from France, UK and USA).●
Se abre la temporada de bodas y son muchas las que de repente recuerdan que para la foto estaría bien cuidar un poco la piel. [...]
March 20, 2012
Second Skin includes in its selection of lingerie designs the work of Andrés Sardá, Maya Hansen or the designer from the Canary Islands, Carmen Gonzalez. A complete and original book based on the erotic connotations of lingerie and its relationship with the sensuality of women.
What is it about lingerie that makes it erotic? It is all about what is concealed and what is revealed. Wherever there is room for the imagination to journey has the potential to become erotic. You could feel sexy in a sack depending upon how you feel inside. Confidence or self-knowledge is personal and beyond the fabric that lies on the skin. —Lisa Z. Morgan (Strumpet & Pink)
The book flows between interviews with the designers of lingerie, biographies of brands and evocative photos which help us learn more about a part of the fashionindustry that is not always obvious to the eye, but touches us closely.
Inspired by this book, today’s selection of underwear (pretty eclectic, I imagine there will be something for everyone ;-)
Second Skin incluye en su selección de diseñadores de lencería el trabajo de Andrés Sardá, Maya Hansen o la diseñadora de Canarias, Carmen Gonzalez. Un libro completo y original, que se basa en la connotación erótica de la ropa interior y su relación con la propia sensualidad de la mujer.
(Lo que hace que la lencería sea erótica) tiene que ver con lo que se muestra y lo que se esconde. Siempre que se deje lugar para la imaginación, habrá el potencial de transformar algo en erótico. Puedes sentirte sexy en un saco, dependiendo como te sientas por dentro. La confianza o conocerse a sí mismo es algo personal y va más allá de una tela sobre la piel. —Lisa Z. Morgan (Strumpet & Pink)
El libro discurre entre entrevistas a los diseñadores de lencería, biografías de las marcas y sugerentes fotos que nos ayudan a conocer más una parte del mundo de la moda que no siempre es evidente a los ojos, pero que nos toca muy de cerca.
Inspirado en este libro, la selección de hoy de ropa interior (bastante ecléctica, imagino que habrá para todos los gustos ;-)