Friday, December 4, 2015

Getting Started with the Hobby of Organic Gardening (part 2 of 2)

Organic Fertilizers
Is there such a thing, you may ask? Yes, and you are the one to make it. You can actually perform composting on the materials found on your garden. You can use fallen leaves and twigs, animal manure, but this will depend on the type, and many more.

Organic Pesticides
This type of gardening wants, as much as possible, to stay away from pesticides. But if you can't afford to pick the insects one by one by your bare hands, then you can go to your local grocery store and ask for an organic pesticide that is available commercially.

The old way really is to be vigilant with your garden and take off every pest that you see. You should only turn to the organic pesticides when it becomes too many and uncontrollable that you can no longer handle. You can also try to bring in the animals that feed on those pests. This way, you'll have some help in picking those pests up. And that is also helping the other animals satisfy their hunger.

As a hobby, this may be time consuming. So if you cannot devote enough time into it, might as well find a partner or drop the idea until you've found the right time to carry on with the tasks.

Organic gardening really entails a lot of hard work. So you better be prepared to perspire in the process. To ease your tiredness when you are already into it too deep, just think that what you are doing is helping nature. This is your way of giving back what nature has bestowed on you since the day you were born.

Getting Started with the Hobby of Organic Gardening (part 1 of 2)

Organic gardening can very well pass up as a hobby for starters. This can be true if you are the type of person who has the passion for gardening. This may not be everybody's cup of tea. So consider yourself lucky if you are among those who can grow green things out of the blue.

Gardening requires certain skills. You have to know the type of soil, what kind of plants you can place on them, how you will take care of those plants, aside from the many other considerations that you must be aware of when you are serious about it.

It may sound complicated enough for the beginners. But if you have been marked as the one with a green thumb and you've already honed you skills on this, then you might as well try the organic way of gardening. This method is particularly special as well as hard. It will require you to double your effort as compared with the regular stuff that you do with the usual gardening tricks.

The Concept
The basic rule on this type of gardening is that you will only use synthetic products in all your endeavor with regards to the task. This will include the important elements such as the fertilizers and the pesticides.

You can actually get from the earth what you will then use for your organic venture into gardening. You will use such elements to be able to grow something new, these are your plants, your vegetables or whatever greens you may want to grow. Do you get the picture? To look at it from a bird's eye view, it is like working closely with nature. Or as others may say, this is like being one with nature.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

How to Apply Mineral Makeup (part 2 of 2)

From there, you can use other mineral makeup products such as lipstick, mascara or eye shadow so that when you look in the mirror, you will look absolutely gorgeous.

One thing you should remember about using mineral makeup is to choose the right kind of brush. This is because the brush is the best tool to use to cover large areas of your face and if you decide to use a cheap one, people will notice it. So to avoid the embarrassment, buy one that is decent even if it costs a bit more that what you are used to buying.

Mineral makeup has revolutionized the cosmetics industry even if it has been around since the 1970’s. This is the first of its kind that does not use any harmful substances since it is all natural so you are sure to look good from resources that are pure from the earth.

It is also great to use if you suffer from acne, eczema or any other skin condition because it does not contain the same amount of ingredients found in traditional make-up. These even have soothing properties to heal such conditions and protect your face and your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

So what are you waiting for? Get a few mineral makeup products and experience the change just like others have already done. You won’t regret ever buying it and if one or two of these give you an itch, try out another one that will not give you the same side effect.

How to Apply Mineral Makeup (part 1 of 2)

Is this the first time you are using mineral makeup? If it is, then you should learn how to apply this correctly.

Before you put this on your face, you first have to moisturize your face. One thing you should know about mineral makeup is that the powder adheres to the natural oil of your skin so if your face is too dry, the powder might end up looking like what is inside the bottle.

Now apply lotion and wait for ten minutes because if you have an oily face, it will melt the make up. Just how much should you put on your face? It depends so you have to find out the correct amount through trail and error to achieve the right balance.

Open the mineral makeup foundation and a small amount into the cap of the bottle. If this is too much, try putting in your finger and add more if needed. Then you apply eyeliner and use your kabuki brush to dust off any powder droppings from your cheeks.

There may be some dark spots under your eyes or around your face so dab it with enhancers. Again, use your fingertip to get a small amount then apply this over the targeted area and make it look brighter.

With your kabuki brush, swirl it in the cap then tap the brush to dust off the extra powder. Apply this to your skin in a circular motion by first working on the cheeks and then moving off to the side of your face.

When you get the look you want using the foundation, it is time to apply the setting powder. The good news is that how you apply it is the same as applying the foundation so that should not be a problem.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions About Kauai Life (part 2 of 2)

3. What can I do in Kauai?

Some of the popular activities that resemble Kauai life include swimming, snorkeling, sand strolling, hiking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, bodysurfing, windsurfing and experiencing festivals and luaus. Some must-see beaches include Hanakapi’ai Beach and Kalalau Beach. You should also try the Kalalau Trail from Ke’e Beach that takes you to some majestic views of valleys, coasts and peaks.

A lot of people get married Hawaiian style using authentic floral decorations, lei ceremonies and seaside landscapes. It is the perfect vacation spot for the entire family as well as lone individuals. There are a number of world-class hotels like the Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. The downtown area is also bustling with Kauai life with festive bars and clubs, restaurants serving international dishes and shopping hubs.

More Questions

4. What natural attractions can I expect?

Na Pali Coast is home to the rare monk seals as well as other species like the nene geese, dolphin and humpback whale. Tourists come to watch whales and other marine life from December to April. You can also find a lot of waterfalls as you explore deeper into the island such as Wailua Falls, Opaekaa Falls and Manawaipuna Falls which was featured in “Jurassic Park”. Some of these spots can be trekked to or you may avail of a helicopter tour as well for a better view.

5. What can I expect about the weather?

Kauai life usually has moderate and comfortable climate and temperature. Poipu in the south shore is the sunniest while the western parts leading to Mana, Polihale and Kekaha are the driest. All coastal areas are generally sunny and comfortably warm. Temperatures tend to get cooler in the evening all across the island. Generally, it rains a lot in Kauai.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kauai Life (part 1 of 2)

Kauai life is truly magnificent, exciting and pleasurable which undoubtedly explains why hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the island every year. There are several natural and man-made attractions and sites that have existed for thousands of years leading to a solid cultural heritage. Before visiting, you need to have the answers to some FAQs to determine which locations and activities suit your trip best.

Learning More about the Island

1. Why is Kauai called the “Garden Isle”?

Kauai got its name because of its rich tropical life filled with green valleys, deep jungles and beautiful gardens. Mt. Wai’ale’ale is home to the wettest spot on the planet, receiving around 400 inches of rain annually. 3 of the 5 National Tropical Botanical Gardens are located in the island namely Allerton, McBryde and Limahuli. Kauai life actually stemmed from abundant sugarcane fields, vegetable plantations and farms. A lot of plants you see today were originally brought by Polynesian explorers who intended to enhance agriculture and herbal methods.

2. What attractions should I look forward to?

There are both artificial and natural tourist attractions that define Kauai life well. You can find several ancient heiaus or Hawaiian temples where ancient villagers and chiefs used to worship their gods and goddesses. Here you will find artifacts and other sacred structures like totem poles. Ancient burial sites and secret caves are also found all across the island nearby captivating waterfalls, tropical jungles and seaside cliffs. Several popular movies were filmed in different spots of Kauai such as “Jurassic Park”, “Might Joe Young”, “King Kong” and “6 Days, 7 Nights”.

Kauai is around 5.1 million years old and has a number of popular volcanoes and peaks. It is also home to the enchanting Na Pali Coast which was formed from several volcanic eruptions. Experience the Great Canyon of the Pacific or Waimea Canyon which is more colorful than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is 10 miles long and have hiking trails leading to towns and tropical jungles.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kiddie Birthday Party Checklist (part 2 of 2)

There are many advantages of having the kiddie birthday party done at home. You don’t have to make a reservation since the place is yours, it is your decision what food to be served and you get to decide how long will the party last.  Parties held in restaurants are usually over in two to three hours and that is a bit short for those who want to stay longer.

Two to three weeks before the kiddie party, you should have already sent out the invitations to all your guests. Make sure there you put your contact number so the guests can confirm if they can make it or not.

If there are a few other details that have not yet been taken cared of, you better get help from your friends and relatives.

A week or two before the party, already order the cake from the store if you don’t plan to make it yourself. Again, let your kid help out by letting him choose how the cake should look like because this is their birthday cake.

For those who plan to serve home made food, make sure this is done ahead of time then stored in the freezer. You wouldn’t want to cram a day before since that is going to very difficult.

The day before the party, buy film and charge the video camera. Confirm with people who you invited if they are attending or not. If this is done at home, decorate the place the night before.

On the day of the kiddie birthday party, bring out the food and just have fun with your kid and all of those you invited.