Archive for September 2008

The World’s most Expensive Perfume

Have you ever wondered what the world’s most expensive perfume is?
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I’ve been searching the web for the most expensive perfume. It didn’t took me long since my searches all leads to one product and that is Clive Christian No.1 which is sold by a selected group of retailers, including Harrods in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Only 1,000 bottles of the men's version and 1,000 bottles of the female version are released each year.

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For a one-ounce bottle of Clive Christian No. 1 cost $2,350 and it’s yours to keep. Still not convinced that it is the most expensive perfume? Well, Get the limited-edition 500ml Baccarat crystal bottle – with an 18ct-gold, diamond-adorned collar – only ten of which have been produced, five were released for sale and five were put in Clive Christian's personal archive. Yours for $215,000.

What makes Clive Christian No. 1 perfume so expensive?

Clive Christian No. 1 is indeed expensive, due to the fine, rare, and downright exotic ingredients it contains. It uses only the best ingredients there is regardless of rarity or price. As some of the ingredients used are increasingly rare, the perfume bought this year may not even be possible to produce next year as one of the ingredients may no longer exist. The two most expensive perfume ingredients are natural aged sandalwood from India and Tahitian vanilla.

These are the notes that are being used in the latest 2008 version

Top notes: Pineapple, plum, mirabelle, white peach
Middle notes: Rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, orris, carnation
Base notes: Vanilla, benjoin balm, tonka seeds, cedarwood

What makes Clive Christian No. 1 perfume even more expensive is its handmade or customized bottles. Elton John was reportedly paid around $250,000 for his customized piano-shaped bottle Clive Christian No. 1 perfume.

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If you're a Millionaire, would you buy such expensive perfume?

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EYELASH GLUE - New Syringe Design Complimented

September 8/08
I just had an email sent to me. I thought I would share it with all my customers out there in Eyelash Extensions World!

Hi there,
I just wanted to comment on the latest shipment of adhesive that I received from you.
I don’t know if the actual syringe has been changed or just the cap for it, but what a difference! I am very pleased with this small change.
With your previous syringes, while I loved the product, I always had to waste too much of it, because I could not control the amount that would come out at one time. I don’t know if this was the syringe itself, or whether it was because the previous cap allowed the product inside to dry slightly, causing some resistance when I attempted to press the plunger, so that when I finally pushed through the resistance, I ended up with too much force, and therefore, too much product.
These latest syringes work perfectly, and I can discharge exactly as much, or as little, adhesive as I like.
Thank you!

Debbie, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dear Debbie
Thanks for your comments. I love it when I hear back from my customers whether it is positive or negative. I will always strive to make the product better for everyone. I will post your testimonial on the website.

Dear Kandace
You’re very welcome Kandace. Thanks for a great product. By the way, another thing I really like about it is that the adhesive dries to a soft, flexible material, and not hard and brittle, like most other lash adhesives. Makes the lashes very comfortable to wear! Just out of curiousity – is it just a new stopper, or is it actually a new syringe?

Dear Debbie,
I have replaced both the syringe and the cap!

How to make your Own Homemade Aromatherapy Perfumes

Homemade Aromatherapy Perfumes
Making your own homemade aromatherapy is not only fun but also extremely satisfying as well. These aromatherapy perfumes would enhance a person’s good mood, provides some extra energy and helps you relax.

These homemade aromatherapy recipes I’m going to provide below are very much simple to make and easy to follow. Choose which perfume recipes you most likely to follow or choose a recipe where materials are readily available for you to start.

By following the simple instructions below, you will soon be making your very own homemade aromatherapy perfumes.

First, you need to have a base (To learn more about base notes, please visit the topic about the Difference between Perfume and Cologne ). It can either be an alcohol or carrier oil. For best result, a combination of alcohol and carrier oil would be great. The best alcohol to use is an odorless alcohol. That is why I prefer using Vodka and mix it with Jojoba oil which is my carrier oil. Jojoba is quite expensive since it has a long shelf life, and once applied to skin and dries out it would leave a sweet soothing scent behind. This doesn’t limit you from using jojoba oil only. You could use other less expensive oils such as almond or apricot kernel oil.

Basic Instruction in making your Homemade Aromatherapy Perfume

1. Prepare you perfume bottle container. (Preferably dark glass bottle)

2. Measure 1teaspoon of your carrier oil (Jojoba, Almond, or Apricot kernel oil) and another 1teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka). Using a funnel pour these two ingredients in your bottle.

3. Add the essential oils from your chosen recipe listed below. You may need a dropper since not all essential oil bottles comes with a dropper. Once you have finished adding the last drop of essential oil, close the lid tightly and shake well.

4. Store it in a cool dark place. You need to store your mixture for 12 days or more before you have to use it. Try to remember to shake the bottle at least every 4 days.

5. After 12 days, you can now begin to enjoy the aromatherapy that you have made.

Homemade Aromatherapy Recipes

The following recipes have been designed to help produce much more calming effect to the person using it. These homemade perfumes will help you to focus on your inner self, and provide you a feeling of security, which will promote a feeling of total relaxation.

1. Tranquility
4 drops of Cedarwood
2 drops of Clary Sage
1 drop of Grapefruit
2 drops of Mandarin

2. Chill Out
2 drops of Grapefruit
2 drops of Patchouli
1 drop of Rose
3 drops of Vetivert
2 drops of Ylang-Ylang

3. Sleep Tight
2 drops of Bergamot
3 drops of Chamomile
2 drops of Marjoram
4 drops of Lavender

4. Silence
3 drops of lavender
3 drops of Neroli
2 drops of Spearmint

So now that you have few homemade aromatherapy recipes to consider why not go out and purchase some ingredients today to start making your own aromatherapy perfumes!

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

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Homemade Aromatherapy Perfumes

Homemade Aromatherapy Perfumes
Before I discuss to you how to make your own homemade Aromatherapy perfumes , let us first know some basic information about aromatherapy.

Let us start by defining Aromatherapy. What is Aromatherapy?

Here are some collective definitions of what Aromatherapy is:

"Aromatherapy is... the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being." Valerie Cooksley

“Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile oils – known as essential oils - to promote psychological and physical well-being.
Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul." Robert Tisserand

"Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing." Gabriel Mojay

AromatherapyFor me, smelling essential oils is what aromatherapy is. The scents of these essential oils are picked up by the olfactory bulb (a zillion nerves in your brain) and within 20 seconds, every nerve in your body has delivered the message contained in the essential oil.

You might be wondering what this message is. Essential oils can support your body while it heals from physical and emotional conditions. The body does the healing, the oils do the supporting.

Essential oils seem to have many health-promoting uses: Disinfecting, reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, speeding the healing of wounds and burns, relieving headaches, reducing pain, and relieving congestion--to name just a few. They also improve mental function such as calming mind chatter, refreshing the mind, increasing concentration, and promoting inspiration.

Other interesting studies show that combination of oils have emotion-producing characteristics like increasing joy, promoting forgiveness, and creating harmony and hope.

What I have discussed so far was just a small fraction of a broad topic about aromatherapy. There's still a lot more to know,learn and explore about the wonders of Aromatherapy.

Please join me again next time as I share to you some recipes on how you can make your own homemade aromatherapy perfumes

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TLC Mineral Makeup Applied On ScoobyDoo Movie

August 31,2008

Summer is over and it's time to get to work. There is a few movies starting production here in Vancouver, Canada, that I have worked on, such as; Farewell Atlantis, Tooth Fairy, Scooby Doo: In The Beginning.
I had worked on the feature film (a few years back) of Scooby Doo 2, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddy Prince.
This time around, the Scooby Doo cast are the young Nick Palatas as Shaggy, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma, Kate Melton as Daphine and Robbie Amell as Fred; based on the cartoon.
The makeup Artists on the movie are; A
pril Boyes and Tana Lyn Moldovanos. Tana has developed a new makeup line called TLC Mineral Make Up. She has been using her TLC mineral-based makeup on the actors. Tana knew there was a market for a new, clean makeup solution, so she spent 2 years developing a formula with minerals, essential oils, vitamin E, vitamin A, grapeseed extract and sunscreen. I noticed how clean and light the makeup looked. The mineral makeup seemed to leave a glow on their faces. Touch-ups were fast and easy on set. Remember a few years back when Air-brushed Makeup was all the rage? Well, no more! Many of the makeup artists would find that the touchups were difficult once the makeup was applied by the airbrush. The makeup would look streaky and patchy when they tried to repair an area. Tana would touch up the actors between sets, by applying the TLC mineral makeup powder onto a soft, natural bristle brush for a smooth, blended look with no edges.
TLC mineral foundation powders all have a sunscreen of 25SPF. And that saves time. This is a great way of giving the actors the sun protection without the heavy, sunscreen creams under the makeup. Many sunscreen creams would clog the skin pores and create blemishes on the actors. And now with the HD, Widescreen, Plasma, and LCD TV, the makeup artists have realized that every blemish, crease and wrinkle are seen even more than ever!

Check out Tana's full makeup line at: