Glass Jewelry: Fashion, Beauty and Elegance

No other accessories can match the evocative beauty of glass jewelry. Glass jewelry can be handcrafted from sea glass or manufactured using state of the art glass technology. Fashion experts are increasingly using glass as a standalone jewelry item or as an important part of their creations. The most well known glass jewelry designs are created using Venetian river glasses. Not far behind in popularity are glass jewelry designs crafted from the exotic beach glasses of the Caribbean. Both have a rustic beauty in them reflecting the serenity and beauty of river lagoons and clear beaches. If you want add color to your wardrobe, then wear a glass jewelry bead necklace. The glass beads can consist of various glass colors of different shapes and sizes. It will surely enhance your presence in any occasion. If you want a more subdued and refined glass jewelry, then you can choose smaller white or semitransparent glass beads. Deep blue glasses are also perfect if you want a more laid back but elegant accessory. Your choices of colors for glass jewelry are virtually limitless. Almost all hues of known colors can be used to complement your get up. Red and orange for a fiery presence while purple or green colors can be used for a more formal look. You can also choose from different shapes of beads to make your glass jewelry. There are perfectly round beads that approximate the shapes of pearls. There are also heart-shaped glass beads to create a highly customized look for your glass jewelry. Glass jewelries however are not exclusively used as necklaces. You can use glass beads for your earrings and bracelets. Some glass jewelry can crafted with gold frames or silver linings. In this way, the value of your glass jewelry can be enhanced. Gold frames are perfect for glass beads used for earrings. It can create an illusion of depth for your glass earrings thus making it more attractive. Glass jewelry is a unique piece of adornment. It is a standard practice of high class jewelry makers not to make copies of a design. So when you buy glass jewelry, you can be assured that your piece was designed just for you. There are no other glass jewelry designs that will look exactly like yours. This adds to the allure of glass jewelry. You have to use long beaded glass jewelry with large pendant if you want to highlight your neck. It is also advisable to use the bright color glass jewelries if you plan to wear dark clothes. For a more modern look, you can wear a V-shaped dark blouse or a long-sleeved dark cotton sports shirt and adorn it with yellow or bright green small glass necklace. While these colors will not scream, the lively colors will balance your dark modern wardrobe. On the other hand, if you opt for light color dresses for the ultimate summer and casual look, you must use dark colored glass jewelry. Deep blue or amber will be perfect for your casual ensemble. The white background will set your jewelry apart, making it more noticeable.


New Jersey – The beacon for fashion and beauty studies:- New Jersey is a great place for fashion , beautician and cosmetology education. The State has one of the best public education systems in the United States. About fifty-four percent of high school graduates take up higher education and career-oriented courses in New Jersey. Many of New Jersey’s colleges and universities offer beautician / cosmetology degrees. In addition to the two famous universities Rutgers & Princeton, there are 19 county colleges in New Jersey, and a number of beautician / cosmetology technical schools. In particular, Fashion Beauty Academies impart a perfect combination of creativity in fashion technology, state-of-the art technical know-how and above all skills to handle people. Course Curriculum Courses include Hair Care Techniques, Aesthetics, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Color theory, Nail Care and Skin Care. Few Beauty Academies, with a step ahead to make their students a successful person to operate independent business include professional management requisites like bookkeeping, marketing, and other aspects of business training in their curriculum A study in a beauty School may be widely classified into three branches:- • Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course • Aesthetics Course & • Student Teaching Course Cosmetology & Hair Styling Course :- To appear before the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling for a license to practice in this field, the candidate should have taken up 1200 clock hours of theory and practical training in all phases of Cosmetology. Reputed Cosmetic Schools impart the necessary theory and practical exposure for the candidate to start practicing on receipt of the license in an entry level in all phases of Cosmetology Aesthetics Course :- Artistic Beauty Schools give equal importance to this branch which includes facials, body procedures and make-up artistry. The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling prescribes 600 clock hours of learning to make the candidate eligible for taking up the licensing examination Student Teaching Course :- An NJ State Cosmetology License holder with a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 months salon experience, shall take up the Student teaching Course with 500 clock hours of training and 30 clock hours exclusively in Methods of Teaching. The professional approach to the subject, practical exposure to teaching, lesson planning and methodology are the quintessential requirement for this career. Career opportunities A trained cosmetologist applies the present trend in beauty technology in a creative and imaginative fashion to satisfy the needs of a discerning clientele. Few of the career opportunities available for a graduate from a cosmetology academy include • Entrepreneur by becoming a Salon Owner • Specialist in Facial Skin Care/Spa/Salon Management/Body Treatment • Manicurist • Pedicurist • Nail Artist • Make up Consultant • Freelance Artist • Representative of the Manufacturer/ Marketing Manager of the Salon • Marketing Manager of a Salon • Therapist • Aesthetician in Dermatologist/cosmetic Surgeon Conclusion:- An artistic beauty school by its curriculum does not only educate students with the state-of-the-art technologies available in the field but also gives hands-on experience with clientele and takes them a mile ahead in the competitive market. New Jersey houses many such cosmetology schools and academies which train candidates and prepare them to become knowledgeable, respectful, accountable and professional… The increased aesthetic awareness across the globe, the available expertise in the field and the perennial demand in the market has made this Cosmetology a commercially viable product. The commercial viability of this field has made this avenue a lucrative one for Candidates to take up this course for their Career.

The Art of Fashion & Beauty Photo Retouching

What is Photo Retouching and why is it so useful? A fascinating journey through its possibilities that explains why it is a powerful and necessary craft that helps overcome the limitations that all photo cameras share. Used effectively, it brings our photos closer to the quality we perceive with our eyes and gives us the magical ability to go beyond what we see and transform our dreams into realities within the canvas of our photos. The Limits of Photo Cameras We live in an age of amazing technological advancements in the visual technology fields. Photo camera models renew themselves each year with the promise of more mega-pixels and new features. And yet, if we think about it for a moment, the photo that comes out of each of our digital camera models most times has strengths and weaknesses that persist through all the successive models that go through our hands. Digital Cameras and in general all photographic cameras are, despite all of the marketing buzz, still very limited machines. For example, they register our world with sensors that can only capture a fraction of the tonal range that our eyes can perceive. Imagine yourself on a sunny day in front of a beautiful landscape. Below you, around your feet, you can see the rich lush green vegetation; above you, the bright blue skies. As we contemplate this scene, our eyes are able to perceive all its richness, the details in both the shadows and the bright clouds above. The dynamic range that our eyes can process, which goes from the darkest to the brightest areas, is enough to contain most of the rich detail in that scene. Now take your photo camera and snap a shot from your position including both the vegetation and the sky. The result is very telling. Depending on the parameters that either the camera or you choose, some detail of the scene will be gone from the result. Either parts of the vegetation will blend to black and lose all detail or parts of the sky will blend to white and lose all detail. In summary, the retina of the camera, its digital sensor, which captures the light of the scene, is not capable of dealing with a tonal range as large as our eyes can. It can only capture the full detail in a small range that can be positioned at different levels of brightness by the camera itself or us. Because of that, in a scene like the one described above that has a very large contrast, it ends up capturing the detail only at the highlights and mid-tones, or mainly at the mid-tones, or mainly at the shadows and mid-tones. It simply cannot capture simultaneously the full detail of the scene from the darkest to the brightest areas. This is of course a simplification of an scenario that we could describe in much more detail. But the conclusion is still the same. When we look at the final photo, we realize that what we remember seeing with our eyes is not what the photo shows. That richness of detail everywhere is gone. And this is just one of the limitations that all Photo cameras share. We could go on to describe many others related to color precision and other areas where cameras simply cannot cope with the depth and richness of the world around us. Photo Retouching comes to the rescue Here is where photo retouching enters the scene. So what really is photo retouching and what is it useful for? We can approach this question from two angles and both are related to each other: Bringing the Photo closer to what we remember 1) On the one hand, photo retouching is the art of taking that initial photo and working on it by various means to bring it closer to what our eyes saw when we were in front of that beautiful scene. Photo retouching applied to the scenario described above is, for example, the art of manipulating the image we captured and making more visible some of the details that almost disappeared due to the limitations of our photo camera. It enables us as well to enhance the color of the picture and bring it closer to what our eyes enjoyed. In short, retouching allows us to take the photo and compensate for the limitations of our camera. It gives us the possibility to try and bring the final result as close as possible to what we remember. Two key points here: a) First, retouching is not synonymous with Photoshop. Photoshop is the most popular of the tools used in our digital age to retouch photographs. But retouching can be done in numerous ways, either with the many software products available on the market or by processing the digital outputs in other ways (such as printing and scanning the photo successive times including physical interventions in the middle to alter different properties of the image). b) The second point is that when we talk about – what we remember from the scene – we have to take into account the psychological implications of that statement. It has been shown that often when we remember a beautiful nature landscape, we remember it greener and more saturated in color than it really was. Therefore, when we retouch that photo, should we manipulate the output to approach what we remember from the scene, or what the scene truly looks like when we stand in front of it? But no one can possibly say what the scene truly looks like. For each of us, the experience of looking at something will be completely different. Furthermore, what we remember from our visual connection with the scene will also be different for each of us as vision is truly relative. (let’s remember the example of the person who is enclosed in a room painted completely red and with nothing else inside to compare that color to. The person will be unable to see that red color until we introduce something with which he can compare it). So, if we are retouching a picture for ourselves, we will attempt to bring that image closer to what we remember based on our own personal experience. If we are retouching it for somebody else, we may either bring that scene closer to what generally is accepted as attractive for such a scenario or we may ask the client whose photo we are retouching the details of his/her perception of that scene and then manipulate the result towards that direction. Moving Beyond what we see 2) On the other hand, retouching allows us to go beyond the first point and enhance reality in infinite directions. As we mentioned previously, vision is very relative. We all remember the same scene in different ways. That lush green vegetation will be remembered by some of us as more saturated in color than by others, some will remember it more yellow and others greener. Some will remember the vegetation to be brighter and others darker; some will even remember it larger and others smaller. This is all a consequence both of the biology of our eyes and of the continuous filtering that our brain performs on our perception of the world around us. Depending on the importance and resonance that our different memories have on us, the brain will remember different scenarios in different ways. Therefore we can summarize by saying that once we leave a scene, its representation in our minds starts to get distorted. What we remember is a mixture of the filtering and processing performed by our brain plus how our mind wants to remember that input. All in all, most times what we remember has little to do with the actual physical input we had in front of us. This very same human trait that at first may sound a bit disturbing is also what powers our imagination and our capacity to invent, to create, to expand beyond what we see. It allows us to blend, interconnect, associate and produce ideas and images that we have never seen in real life. And here is where retouching again becomes an extremely powerful tool. Not only can we start from that initial photo we snapped with our camera and take control of the distortion that happens naturally in our minds, but this time we can modify the image consciously in whatever directions our imagination suggests. We can make a blue shirt red. We can expand that forest of trees and make it five times larger. We can put an ocean around our house or extract a figure from its background and make it fly through the skies. The possibilities are endless. As such, from this second perspective, retouching becomes a wonderful way of visually imagining, exploring, creating and expanding ideas. The art of retouching, described from these two angles, is an art-form that requires conscious thought and decision-making strategies. We have to decide what parts of the picture we will work on and what style of retouching we will perform. Will it be retouching that will go unnoticed and simply enhance the picture without calling attention to itself? Or will it be retouching that aims to transform the image into something completely out of our imagination and therefore will aim to look surprising and new in an elegant way? A professional photo retoucher works with the image like a craftsman. He must work carefully with his electronic brush, repairing, correcting, blending and transforming the image in subtle ways that slowly change it just as a sunset or a sunrise slowly transition into a new reality without sudden changes that could call attention to themselves. As such, the work of a professional photo retoucher is similar to the work of a painter, a sculptor or an illustrator. Precision work full of creativity and focus that aims to do what our photo cameras could not do; Enhance and transform the photo closer to what our eyes enjoyed and our minds remember. Retouching can cover an infinite array of treatments including basic color correction, high end beauty retouching, skin retouching, make-up enhancement, glamour retouching, lighting enhancement, photo montages, portrait retouching, eyes retouching, photo illustration, photo restoration and touch up, magazine photo retouching, photo cartooning, background extractions, damaged photos restoration, wedding photography retouching, panoramic photography, photo paintings, other special effects and so much more. Some online services offer minimal automated basic retouching services like automatic color and contrast enhancements. These perform generic automated corrections to an image and fail to produce optimum results for the same reason that all automated processes in life fail to adapt to the unique individual circumstances of a subject, in our case an image. Every picture is a different world. Automated processes can improve the contrast and color of an image sometimes, but other times they can degrade the image instead of improving it, taking the image in the opposite direction needed by blindly following theoretical rules and mechanical algorithms. And what is even more important, automated processes cannot think and cannot create a strategy of what they want to achieve. They cannot contemplate an image and create a plan to bring it closer to what our human eyes would enjoy or to the dreams that our souls envision. That is why the best retouching can only be done by humans, by artists, by creatives, by truly, magicians that with their electronic wands work for hours and days on the pictures and create results that sometimes reflect our memories and other times transform our dreams into realities, as real for our eyes as what we remembered but even better, taken to the edges and peaks of human creativity and beauty.

Fashion And Beauty For Your Destination Wedding

If you’re getting married overseas, there are a few extra considerations when it comes to looking good. It’s time to start planning your ‘princess for the day’ look! Your wedding attire there are two main considerations when planning your outfit for a wedding abroad. You need to find something that you will be comfortable wearing, especially if you’re getting married in the sunshine, and you also need to choose something that you can transport relatively easily. If the temperature on your wedding day is likely to be very cool, a ‘floaty’ beach dress probably isn’t the perfect choice. Look for something that will suit the environment – more of a traditional ball gown-style wedding gown, for example. Equally, consider accessories such as shoes. Pretty beach sandals aren’t the thing for walking around the castle grounds. Instead consider a high heel shoe. What you wear for your wedding is entirely up to you and there are no real dress rules if you are marrying in the grounds of your hotel. However, if you have arranged for a religious service in a chapel or church you will most likely be expected to respect local custom and cover your head and shoulders. Also in some Eastern countries, such as Thailand there is a specific dress code. Your wedding coordinator or the relevant embassy will advise you. Transporting and caring for your outfits when you choose your perfect dress, speak to the designer or store about how best to transport it. It may pack well with plenty of tissue paper, or could be better kept in a dress bag. Check with your airline for advice on transporting your wedding outfits. Some recommend that they should be boxed or packed into separate suitcases. They will then be placed into the hold. Others suggest that you use suit carriers and, space permitting, they will be hung in the cabin of the aircraft. Outfits can always be carried as hand luggage but this will restrict you to keeping the rest of your hand luggage to a minimum. As soon as you arrive at your hotel, unpack your wedding outfits and hang them up. A warm and humid tropical climate should allow creases to fall out naturally. However, your hotel or your wedding coordinator can normally arrange for your outfits to be steamed if necessary. Alternatively, hang clothes in a steam-filled bathroom which will help the creases drop out. Hair and beauty Hair and beauty treatments can be arranged when you arrive at your hotel, or you might even decide to book things before you arrive. If your hotel does not have these facilities, ask whether there is somewhere you can visit nearby. For total peace of mind, practice styling your own hair and make-up before setting off. You’re likely to want to have a healthy tan on your wedding day, but basking in the sun before the wedding isn’t a good idea. As well as damaging your skin, you run the risk of looking more like a lobster than a sun-kissed bride. Pace your sunbathing on the run-up to your wedding or help nature along with a good quality fake tan. If you’re doing your own fake tan, be sure to practise well in advance.

Fashion and Beauty With Your Lifestyle

Considering the amount of time, revenue not to mention eVort some individuals invest about clothing, cosmetics and in addition their looks on the whole, the particular pursuit of beauty typically is a lifestyle ifanything is actually. Specific feminist aptly calls it “a deeply signiï¬cant existential venture not a bad deï¬nition of “life-style actually. We take a massive interest inside the method our human body looks. we all paint plus pierce it, we maintain it throughout shape by means of exercise as well as diet plan, as well as some of us take it in order to the actual cosmetic surgeon in the event that youre really dissatisï¬ed with certain speciï¬c part of it. Adults do go that would considerable lengths and they are prepared to incur serious dangers, to be able to change the actual appearance of their bodies for just what they take in order to become the better. Concern regarding their looks guides people s lives. Now throughout one important sense the particular pursuit of beauty typically is obviously a life style. However paradigmatically, throughout order in order to meet the requirements as a lifestyle, a a technique of life should moreover be anything you may have selected your self. A life-style is a means of showing the world which elements inside life we deem important, precisely what kind of everyday living you prefer to live, exactly what kind of individual you need to be. This goes for men and for females. Nevertheless the entire huge pressure about ladies in order to reside upwards to several best standard of beauty, makes it really doubtful regardless of whether ladies s options concerning appearance are really anything but mere reflections of fashion, or worse nevertheless, of male-dominated force relations. Can certainly females s pursuit of youth and also beauty, consequently, ever absolutely qualify as a freely adopted life style? At least you feminist answers the actual previous question with a resounding “Not an! In an article entitled “Women and also the knife: aesthetic operation plus the colonization of ladies s bodies”, Kathryn Pauly Morgan sets out that would investigate regardless of whether cosmetic operation is actually liberating and / or coercive. As the particular title suggests, she has not an doubts regarding the outcome. Precisely what makes her article interesting consequently, typically is somewhat exactly what makes her think that, despite appearances to the entire contrary, females are generally coerced into cosmetic operation. The key to be able to her answer lies in exactly what she calls “paradoxes of choice that is, situations that leave females not an legit choices at just about all. She differentiates 3 such paradoxes. The entire ï¬rst typically is the particular paradox of conformity: females never make use of the health development to be able to underscore their uniqueness or simply eccentricity, very the two every one of the permit the actual 1 and then the same “Baywatch” standard determine their appears. “More very often compared to certainly not, what occur at ï¬rst glance in order to be instances of selection turn out to be instances of conformity.” Second, females whom involve themselves within the pursuit of youth and additionally beauty do not take their human body as something natural or alternatively provided, but very because raw material to be shaped as well as pruned in order to ï¬t a few exterior standard. Their bodies usually are changed for other people in order to exploit them. And it is males that are wielding the actual power, either actual males or alternatively merely imagined guys who occupy the entire consciousness of females and in addition make them back into self-surveying topics. This really is the paradox of colonisation. It appears as if perhaps females are generally cultivating their own bodies, whereas in actual fact their bodies usually are being colonised by men. At long last, generally there is an overwhelming pressure to undergo cosmetic surgery. The technological beauty important enforces itself with regard to numerous ways: through advertising, articles within the news, in so-called prosperity stories, inside Miss America pageants. At the same time, the entire beauty important sets a brand-new norm: all those whom refuse to be able to submit in order to it can become stigmatised. What employed to be regular is actually quickly becoming deviant, difficult, inadequate and deformed. Eventually, Morgan ventures, “the entire ‘ordinary will come in order to be perceived and evaluated because the entire ‘ugly’”. The entire fact that women are really coerced in order to avail themselves of these methods plus the ensuing pathological inversion associated with the regular constitutes the 3rd paradox, the paradox of coerced voluntariness and then the technological important. When a female conforms in order to a bit of unmarried, outside standard imposed on her, the entire conditions of genuine choice come with definitely not been met. In case any of these paradoxes prevail therefore, she typically is definitely not creating a choice of her personal, nevertheless typically is being forced to adjust herself to be able to guys s norms. Actually certainly not merely men s norms, nor really “white, western and also Anglo-Saxon” norms, but norms which are “male-supremacist, racist, ageist, heterosexist, anti-Semitic, ableist and classbiased” and in addition to be found on the safe side, Morgan adds the particular ominous “eugenicist” because well.