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Taking Extra Care of Your Lingerie

Taking Extra Care of Your Lingerie

Some people think it’s easy enough to wash lingerie. The truth is that these undergarments are actually very delicate, so they require extra care and attention. You can’t just place them in the washing machine, pour in soap and bleach, and then wash away! That could only have you ending up filled with remorse when your favorite lingerie items become discolored, some parts torn, and/or shrunk to the point that they don’t fit you anymore. Yes, all these are bound to happen when you wash lingerie carelessly, thereby wasting all the effort and money you spent in shopping for those lingerie items.

Here are some of the most important things to remember when washing lingerie:

Cold Water

Cold Water Is Always Your Friend

You may have gotten advice from people, saying it’s okay to wash your lingerie in lukewarm or hot water. That is so NOT true! Hot water can, in fact, shrink lingerie made from certain fabrics, thereby making them practically useless. Always use cold water when washing lingerie, regardless of the fabric. You wouldn’t have to worry about them getting damaged because cold water doesn’t really do anything to any type of fabric.

Note: There are some knockoff lingerie products that deteriorate in quality immediately after you wash them. Always make sure you buy only items of the best quality from a legit seller to prevent any regrets.

mild-detergent

Always Use Mild Detergent

Don’t believe everything you see on TV, especially where advertisements for detergents are concerned. Many detergent brands may claim their product is mild and safe to use even on your lingerie, but not all of them are telling the truth. This is why you should always check the label when you shop for detergent. Compare a number of detergent brands and be sure to check their ingredients. If you’re not familiar with the ingredients used in making detergent, research information online; there’s plenty of material to help you ensure your chosen detergent doesn’t cause damage to the delicate material of your lingerie.

Separate Them for Washing

When you wash your clothes, you separate the colored ones from the whites. In the same way, you should also separate lingerie by color when washing them to protect them from discoloration. Avoid washing them all in one go.

Lingerie Storage

Storage

Make sure your lingerie is kept in a separate drawer or an area in your closet where they don’t mix with your other clothes. This makes it easier for you to find any piece of lingerie when you need it.

Direct Heat

You’ve probably heard a lot of warning against drying lingerie in the electric dryer; this warning is even found on lingerie tags. You’d do well to heed it, of course. Drying lingerie under the heat of the sun has always been the safest method. Using alternative heat procedures (e.g. using a hair dryer) is not advisable, as it might cause your lingerie’s quality to deteriorate. Stick to the simplest procedure for drying lingerie. If the sun is not out, then you can leave them to dry in room temperature.

January 29, 2015Comments are DisabledRead More
How to Lounge around in Style with Stylish Loungewear

How to Lounge around in Style with Stylish Loungewear

Stylish Loungewear

There’s nothing more rewarding than spending quality time at home to relax despite our hectic schedules. We owe it to ourselves to dedicate at least one day every week to free our minds of matters involving work or school. On such days, most of us opt to wear extremely comfortable clothes such as baggy shirts, cozy onesies, or flannel pajamas all day long. While there’s practically nothing wrong with wearing your oldest, rattiest shirts if it makes you feel the most comfortable and most relaxed, choosing more stylish pieces of loungewear can actually make a difference in your mood. If you want to feel and look great at the same time while spending quality time in your sofa, here’s a short guide on updated sexy loungewear essentials.

Sexy Loungewear

Trends may come and go but a classic pair of pajamas is forever. Regardless of your age, gender, or occupation, your life will always be better when you own a set of comfortable and high quality pajamas. Just recently, the classic button-down pajama set that’s reminiscent of your grandpa’s shirt and trouser combination has been reinvented by various London designers during the last few seasons. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from a wide range of silky pajama sets that come in both plain and printed shades.

luxe-joggers

If you’re not into matchy pajama sets, you might find pleasure in wearing the hippest trend in loungewear: luxe joggers. Normally, people wear them to the gym. However, due to their comfortably versatile style, the jogging trousers have been reworked by various designers and brands to pass off as luxurious pieces for loungewear. Joggers are comfortable enough to be worn at home and are stylish enough to be worn on the streets. When matched with the right shoes and other items of clothing, joggers can even be dressed up for dinners and other evening affairs.

Aside from updating your wardrobe with the latest trends, your loungewear collection isn’t complete without the presence of cashmere. If you want to build a solid collection of loungewear staples, pile up on all things cashmere including socks, wraps, cardigans, and jumpers. However, if you want your collection to last, make sure to choose something of good quality and make sure that you know how to clean and take care of them the proper way.

Finally, you might also want to add in a few pairs of slippers. There’s a wide variety available nowadays. You can choose from classic monogrammed slippers to a whole range of sheepskin, velvet, and satin pairs.

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Sponsorship Guide for Lingerie Businesses

Sponsorship Guide for Lingerie Businesses

Set of LingerieAre you ready to get more buyers, customers, and partners? Sponsoring for a certain event, group, or organization can be the start of these simple goals. Many businesses and companies have bolstered their financial stability by sponsoring events.

Your lingerie business can be one of those successful establishments in the future! Everyone starts out small, so we’ve gathered a few things that you can do to start off.

Accept Sponsorships

Ok, this is your starting point—accepting sponsorship requests. They can be for a prestigious event, a group activity, advocacy, etc. You can do two things: either you wait for them to approach your business or you go to them asking if they are looking for sponsors.

Talk to the Official Committee

Black LingerieOnce there’s an agreement between the two parties, it’s time to talk to the official committees of the event. Ask them about their event or advocacy, what your business/company can do to help, and how much do they need. On your end, tell them your terms. These are important as both sides have to reach an agreement about the stipulations of both parties.

Reminder: Make sure the amount that you plan to contribute to them is not too little or too much. It should just be enough to help them make their event a success. Don’t be too pushy with your terms. Remember, aside from your business they are also looking for other businesses and establishments for sponsorship.

Look Through their Sponsorship Packages

When it comes to sponsorship, they usually offer packages to help businesses and companies decide how much they should contribute. In return, they will be acknowledging your business—greatly ramping up your exposure if done right—for their contributions for the event’s success. Keep in mind that the level of recognition and advertising for your business would depend on how much you have contributed.

In Kind Contribution

Elegant Pink LingerieMind you, sponsorships are a gamble. No matter how much money you shell out, nothing is ever certain where this exposure campaign is concerned. To maximize impact while minimizing financial losses, you can try sponsoring in kind. It can be food, clothing etc. Events are myriad in type and size though so to know what type of contribution that you can do, you can talk to the organizers of the event to find out what they need.

Contracts

Of course, when money and agreements are involved it’s expected that there are contracts that need to be signed. These contracts bind the parties and are indicators that all groups have fully understood the terms and conditions of sponsorship.

Always Check If There’s Acknowledgement

Be present in the event to make sure your lingerie company will be acknowledged during the event. Being present also ensures that no breach in contract will be committed by the organizers.

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What to Do with Erroneous Lingerie Orders

What to Do with Erroneous Lingerie Orders

Lingerie ShoppingNobody’s perfect; that’s a fact! We make mistakes a bevy of mistakes in our everyday lives. Even when it comes to ordering online, we sometimes make the wrong lingerie order or worse, regret the purchases we’ve made.

Instead of mothballing these, here are a few things that you can do to help you deal with these incorrect lingerie orders.

Before It Happens, Always Double Check

Seriously, nobody wants this to happen. Once you have sent your order form, it would be impossible to cancel or even alter it. So before confirming, check the information you’ve supplied and the details of the product that you are ordering.

Return and Refund

Online Shopping CartOf course, you can always try to return the product to the seller and ask for a refund. After all, you have every right to do this since the whole thing was a mistake. However, make sure you have understood and agreed on the seller’s terms and conditions before you do such actions.

Remember, you can only be offered a refund once it is confirmed that it was the seller who made the mistake. If the item is really what you’ve ordered and filled up in the order form, then there’s a chance you wouldn’t be able to get your money back due to the said mistake.

Give It to Someone Else

Online Shop GiftWhen you have no other option left with the lingerie you’ve mistakenly purchased, then you can give it to someone else like your relative or a very close friend who have been wanting to own that particular product (or variants of it) for themselves.

Before you give it to them, you should check the size. It would be very embarrassing if you’re giving away a certain lingerie item but it doesn’t fit them.

Sell the Item

When giving the merchandise isn’t an option, you can sell it instead. Either you sell the product as part of a garage sale or you can sell the item online, the decision is really all up to you. But remember, selling also requires a few things to take note of.

  1. When it comes to selling online, it is encouraged that you sell the lingerie at a price lower than the original. Why so? It’s easier for it to get sold. Some people usually go through online shops to hunt for lower-priced merchandise. But don’t make it too cheap though. You wouldn’t be able to earn back the sum that you shelled out.
  2. Provide complete accurate information about the item (like the day you purchase the item, color, size, original price, etc.). Be honest about the item.
  3. For the convenience of possible buyers, provide your complete contact information. Provide your name, complete mailing address, and other important details to make the online transaction a success. Be careful in dealing with credit card and bank-related transactions.
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How to Make Your Contact Lenses Last Longer and Your Eyes Healthier

How to Make Your Contact Lenses Last Longer and Your Eyes Healthier

Clean Contact Lens

Taking care of your contact lenses only involves two basic steps. First, you have to make sure to clean and disinfect them properly and second, you have to store them in the right place inside a suitable container. Now, the point in doing this is to avoid contamination. After all, you wouldn’t want something ridden with bacteria and germs to come into close contact with your eyes right? A lot of people are aware of this. Unfortunately, not all of them know how to do it correctly or how often they should do it. If you are going to wear contact lenses for whatever reason, you have to make sure to follow the same correct cleaning procedure.

The only way to avoid going through the entire disinfecting process is to go for daily disposable lenses. But unless you are willing to choose that expensive and impractical option, then you have to learn how to clean and take care of your lenses properly in order to prolong their life span and at the same time maintain your eyes’ overall wellness.

 Several Solutions And Enzyme Tablets

A few years ago, people who wore contact lenses needed a whole arsenal of cleaning products. They needed to buy several solutions and enzyme tablets just to maintain the cleanliness of their lenses. Thankfully, manufacturers have probably seen how discouraging this could be to their consumers and have come up with multipurpose solutions to make life easier for contact lens wearers.

However, just because you can buy one bottle of solution to take care of your contact lenses doesn’t mean you can just settle for any kind. These solutions are made using a variety of ingredients. Your task is to look for one that suits you best. Most of these solutions are formulated using hydrogen peroxide. When used in controlled amounts, this ingredient is safe. But some people are more sensitive than others and react poorly to this type of solution. If you happen to be among those people, you have to choose solutions that are free of any preservatives.

Hydrogen Peroxide

You have to check the expiration dates of these solutions and be careful not to use them once they reach that date. Otherwise, you will be doing more harm than good to both your contact lenses and to your eyes. If you use them regularly, make sure to clean your contact lenses every day. Replace the solution as often as possible and when not in use, your contact lenses should be sealed in a clean case and stored in a safe location.

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How to Choose the Right Contact Lenses for Your Needs

How to Choose the Right Contact Lenses for Your Needs

Contact Lenses Come In Different Types

Contact lenses come in different types. While all of them are safe for everyone, not all of them can correct different types of eye problems properly. Different kinds of contact lenses were created to suit different types of needs. In order to truly benefit from them, you have to know what kind of eye problem you suffer from. Most people suffer from common eye problems like astigmatism, hyperopia or far-sightedness and myopia or nearsightedness. It is also possible for some people to suffer from a combination of myopia and astigmatism or hyperopia and astigmatism. The only way for you to find out is to visit a qualified eye care specialist to pinpoint the problem for you.

Varying Contact Lens

Apart from diagnosing your problem, an eye doctor should also help you get the right measurements for your eyes. This is necessary since contact lenses are manufactured in varying shapes and sizes. They vary in curvature and diameter and not all of those lenses are going to fit you properly. The right fit will lessen your feeling of discomfort during the break in period which is expected to last for about a week or two.

The main reason why you need to consult an eye doctor is to have your eyesight and your eye’s physiology evaluated and measured so as to determine the exact type of lenses would suit you best. However, your eye doctor may also detect additional problems such as dryness and sensitivity to light. If he does, he is likely to prescribe you with special types of lenses that are designed to combat eye dryness and light sensitivity.

 Consult An Eye Doctor

You can also help your doctor by bringing up any concerns you have regarding your vision. You can also tell him about your personal preferences so he is better equipped with the right information to tailor your prescription.

Once you’re done getting a prescription, the next thing that you should do is to look for a reliable contact lens retailer. You can find them either online or in your neighborhood. Regardless of where you choose to buy your contact lenses, make sure that they are safe and reliable. You can check the feedbacks of previous customers to gauge how reliable a certain retailer is. If they are reliable you’ll know. Another way to make sure is to ask from your friends who already own a pair of contact lenses. Ask them where they got it and for how much. Chances are if your friends are regular customers of a certain retailer, they might be able to hook you up with discounts and promo rates.

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How to Wear Novelty Lenses for All Occasions

How to Wear Novelty Lenses for All Occasions

While a lot of people have only started to wear special-effect contact lenses nowadays, these things aren’t exactly a new thing. Theatrical lenses have started existing decades ago. If you’ve noticed, the film industry has started using them since the 1950s. Way before contact lenses were used in more modern films like the Twilight Saga and the Pirates of the Caribbean, they were used in countless adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula since the late 50s as well as in certain episodes of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek since the early 60s. Musical artists such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Manson have started using them way before the current millennium started.

 Marilyn Manson

Now, it’s not really difficult to see why a lot of people have started to wear them. Apart from eyesight correction, contact lenses are just simply fun to wear. A lot of people have started using them for aesthetic reasons. Generally, these tiny gel-like discs are safe for everyone given that they know how to use and take care of them properly.

 Contact Lens Are Fun

If you wish to take advantage of their aesthetic value, whether to enhance your feature or to try out a trippy new look, make sure to consult a qualified eye care professional first. Even if you don’t suffer from any vision problems, you still need to have your eyes fitted in order to choose which contact lenses would suit you best. Aside from that, you also need a prescription before you are able to purchase contact lenses in the US. The only dealers who will provide you with a pair of contact lenses without a prescription are the shady ones. And these types of retailers don’t really care much about your eye health. They will sell you anything, even expired and less-sterile contact lenses just to make a profit. The last thing you want to do is to risk your eye health just to obtain a pair of contact lenses from these guys. Make sure to buy contact lenses only from legitimate online sellers or from licensed optical shops and eye care specialists.

 Clean Contact Lens

For your own sake, don’t try and share your contact lenses with anyone once you start using them. And even if no one else uses them but yourself, you still need to clean and disinfect them using the right products every day. Your eye care specialist as well as your contact lens retailer should provide you with clear instructions on how to keep your contact lenses clean and safe for use.

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Things to Avoid in Organizing Conventions

Things to Avoid in Organizing Conventions

Due to the increasing popularity of cosplay, video games, comic books, and other related mediums, it’s expected that cosplay and hobby conventions happen almost every year in the country. Organizations and groups who make these events happen typically start out small but—due to cosplay’s increasing popularity—flourish into huge organizations owing to the continuous support from among regular con-goers from different parts of the country.

Avengers Cosplay

Due to this increasing trend, there are some groups or individuals who have planned to organize their own groups but have ended up disappointed. One popular example would be DashCon, a convention created for Tumblr users and fans of numerous series like Sherlock, Doctor Who, The Avengers, and Attack on Titan. It has been hailed by netizens and its previous visitors as the worst convention that they have ever attended in the US area. If you want to organize a convention and you don’t know where to start, be sure to take note of the following:

For Invited Guests, Do Not Let Them Spend

One of the big blunders that organizers have to avoid is letting their special guests spend for their flights, hotel accommodations, and other necessities. Be sure you have enough budget to provide complete VIP treatment for your guests and do not let them spend even a single cent. There have been some cases where the guest no longer attended the convention or backed out of the featured panels in the event because the organizers could not afford to pay for his accommodation and his performance/talent fee. Remember that majority of these individuals do what they love for a living and these guests can’t do everything for free.

Witch Blade Cosplay

Allocate and Spend Funds Wisely

Though your organized convention may have gained a lot of money due to the support of the sponsors, it does not mean that you can spend everything as much as you like. When you finally have the funds, list down the things that are still needed to keep the convention running; check if there are other things that are needed to be paid and bought. Just because you gained a lot of support from your con-goers and sponsors, it does not automatically mean that you have enough to make the convention a success.

Allowing Items That Might Harm Cosplayers and Con-Goers

When it comes to organizing a cosplay or hobby convention, remember that the security and safety of everyone is very important. Be sure you have hired credible security personnel to keep an eye on things. Be sure to announce a list of prohibited items ahead of time for everyone to be informed.

Cosplay Weapons

Providing High Rental Fees to Vendors

One of the highlights in any convention would be the selling of items and different fandom merchandise. This is also one opportunity for vendors or hobby shops to sell and gain sales for their respective businesses. As organizers, it is considered inappropriate to provide high rental fees for vendors who want to sell their stuff during the convention. The key is offering affordable rental prices to draw in more vendors for the event. You gain more with that setup.

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What to Do with Your Colored Contact Lens Once Halloween Is Over

What to Do with Your Colored Contact Lens Once Halloween Is Over

Halloween Haunted House

As the month of October approaches its end, people scramble to find the best pair of cheap colored contact lenses to match their costumes for the upcoming Halloween party. This time of year, the demand for colored contact lenses Halloween usually peak due to their ever increasing popularity, thanks to horror flicks and celebrities. But what do you do with your contact lens after you’re done using them? How do you store them to improve their shelf life?

 Cheap disposable colored contact lenses can be thrown away after a month or two. But for top-of-the-line contact lenses, there are proper ways to clean and store them in order to maintain their quality and to ensure that they are safe to use on your next event.

Lens Cover

To properly care for your colored contact lenses, you will need a no-rub multipurpose contact lens solution, enzymatic tablets for extended wear colored lenses, and a contact lens case with screw-on lids. The latter normally comes free with every purchase of a bottle of contact lens solution.

 The key to improving the lifespan of your colored contact lens is proper storage and regular cleaning. Before you handle the lenses, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly, whether you are putting them on or taking them off. Compared to clear corrective contact lenses, it is rather difficult to spot lint or dust on colored contacts. That is why you need to take special care when handling your lenses, as even the most minute dust particles and lint present may irritate your eyes.

No Rub Solution

Using a no-rub cleaning solution is extremely important when disinfecting your colored contact lenses. Rubbing the lenses to clean them may scratch the color and damage the lens in the process, so make sure to avoid rubbing them during this process. Once stored, always remember to clean extended wear colored contact lenses with enzymatic tablets at least once a week to maintain quality and avoid damage.

 Compared to disposable lenses, extended wear colored contacts can be worn on a daily basis for up to a year, so it’s important to keep them disinfected regularly to make sure that they are safe to wear and do not cause any eye irritations. When you’re not wearing your contacts, store them in a contact lens case with a screw-on lid. This type of case is ideal for storing colored lenses that you only wear for special occasions. Make sure to screw the lid tightly to avoid leaks, especially if you are going to be carrying them in your bag or purse.

 If you are going to store your colored contact lenses over a period of time, make sure to regularly clean and replace the solution inside the lens case in order to maintain their integrity. The brand new costume lens you are wearing in this year’s Halloween party can still be used next year, so long as it’s carefully maintained and stored.

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What Scuba Diving Can Do for Your Health

What Scuba Diving Can Do for Your Health

There are many health risks associated with scuba diving. Magazines and other media often tell all kinds of horror stories that deter some people from taking up the sport. But did you know that there are a variety of health benefits that can be gained from scuba diving as well? Enthusiasts may even argue that these benefits far outweigh the risks, as long as proper precautions are observed. And if you think about it, almost every outdoor activity has some kind of risk associated with it, scuba diving is no exception.

Health Benefits of Diving
Diving classes and certifications are taken by would-be scuba divers to prevent accidents and keep the said risks from happening. With the right scuba gear and the appropriate skills and knowhow, one can deter accidents and risky mishaps that scare away some people and prevent them from fully experiencing the beauty and wonder of an underwater environment.

Many experts believe that scuba diving is excellent for emotional and mental therapy. When you are underwater, you experience a sense of weightlessness, as if you are flying with all the wondrous and colorful aquatic creatures cruising alongside you. This kind of feeling can help calm the nerves and strip away the stresses that you experience on your day-to-day routine. It’s an all-natural high that no drug on earth can give you.

Seeing the wide range of colors and shapes of the underwater flora and fauna gives off certain psychological benefits as well. Why do you think it always makes you feel good to see breathtaking panoramic vistas during a hike or a trekking adventure? That is because experiencing the overwhelming splendor of nature is something that helps develop a positive vibe in one’s self. The underwater sceneries also offer a good form of brain exercise by keeping different parts of the brain active.

Additionally, scuba diving is also a great solution for improving physical fitness. The water provides enough resistance to allow you to exert some effort in every move you make while submerged. Fitness experts believe that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, and scuba diving will not only give you an excellent muscular workout, it is also great for your cardiovascular system.

Divers are trained to take slow deep breaths to conserve air. But this exercise also teaches your body to effectively use oxygen as it goes through your muscles. That in itself is already an excellent cardiovascular workout that helps strengthen the efficiency of your lungs and heart.

If you are still worried about the risks, know that life is chockfull of them. You can’t spend your life worrying about the bad things that might happen. With the right attitude, proper training, and the appropriate scuba diving gear, the activity is relatively safe. You can enjoy life and be healthy without terrorizing yourself with horror stories you’ve heard from people who have never experienced the sport.

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