Beauty and Magic in the Making Chanel Perfume No 5

Making the essence of a perfume involves scientific knowledge and artistic qualities.

To come up with a wonderful combination that can transport our mind to a sublime paradise by using the sense of smell, requires an intellect of a genius.

Flowers are essential. In addition to flowers, also fruits, spices, resins, leaves, gums, balsams, and even grasses are used to make a perfume.

High-end luxury brands, such as Chanel, for instance, own their own flower fields to make sure they have enough product, with high quality for their perfumes.

METHOD: Extraction of oils, Blending of oils, Aging process

Fields of Chanel

Chanel Perfume

Extraction of the Oils of the Flowers

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Aging Process

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Beauty in Chris Louboutin Manolo Blahnik Shoes 4 Outstanding Photos

Chris Louboutin Shoes on the Tracks!

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Shoes are a design statement, pieces of art: e.g. Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Jimmy Choo, and of course, my favorite, Chris Louboutin.
At their best, they are a design statement, pieces of art almost.

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The classic Louboutin style is the Pigalle, which is basically a very sophisticated pointed pump.  It rarely goes on sale around the world, even the seasonal colours usually sell out long before the sale even begins and if you’re after the nude or black, expect the prices to go up almost year on year.

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Not all Chris Louboutin’s are high heels. He has created divine  Velvet Venetian Loafers that are chic and comfortable.

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In my opinion, Christian Louboutin’s are the most luxurious and alluring shoes in the world. Their elegance makes any woman’s legs look like a piece of art, sensual and attractive, giving the whole body that look of independence and power any modern woman loves to wear. A fetching combination!

 

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Beautiful Messy Sunday Forget Perfectionism … It Sucks!

Breakfast in Messy Bed!

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Perfectionists have a lot of baggage that other people don’t, and that baggage comes from constantly striving to appear perfect.” Basically, it’s not easy being perfect; it’s heavy and exhausting.

When we live a rigid life in order to attain out-of-reach goals, we miss out on the organic rhythms that our mind and bodies might be moving to in a life less focused on perfection. Striving to be great … or good or even just okay.

Messy but lots of Fun!

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Rather than perfect allows one to find their groove and excel, even if that means excelling with a messy sink or undone hair. And when you get to that point, and can find the liberating joy of imperfection? I would say that’s pretty perfect.

Messy Beautiful Hair!

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Furnham says that people focused on perfection tend to have low self-esteem, noting also the presence of “guilt and its fellow travelers, shame and self-recrimination.” Admittedly it’s not clear if low self esteem feeds perfectionism or if perfectionism feeds low self esteem, but when I think of the more confident people I know, they are the ones unashamed of imperfection.

I for one stopped being so rigid in my cycling schedule. I now dress the way I feel like, colorful if I want to, no planned routes. Yes, I am a Messy Cyclist, and I LOVE IT!

Messy Happy Cyclists!

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6 Things Successful People do Before 8 a.m.

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What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up and active, performing tasks that will set them up for success throughout the day.

By waking up early, you can get an edge on the day ahead. You’ll clear your mind and schedule so that you can focus on your work, which can help you reach your goals faster. Curious about how to make the most of your morning? Here are 6 things successful people do before 8 am, and how you can incorporate them into your routine.

THIS IS WHAT I DO AT DAWN: ROAD CYCLING.
WHAT DO YOU DO?

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1. GET PHYSICAL

You’ve probably heard the phrase “healthy body, healthy mind.” It’s important to take care of yourself physically. For most people, early on in the day is the best time to exercise, before the responsibilities of the day kick in. Whether it’s a brisk walk with your dog, an early run or a bike ride, get your body moving. Not only will it make you feel good, but studies have shown that exercise can improve brain function, so it might even make you smarter at work.

2. EAT SOMETHING

If you’re a busy person, chances are that eating a healthy breakfast is the last thing on your mind. But in terms of the day’s productivity, skipping breakfast can be a huge mistake. If you don’t eat something, chances are you’ll be hitting a vending machine or gorging on donuts at 10:30 am. How productive will you be, and how clearly will you be thinking at work, after that? If you want to be thinking and working at your best, make time to eat a balanced meal in the morning.

3. TAKE CARE OF THE NECESSARY STUFF.

Picking up the dry cleaning. Walking the dog. Packing school lunches. Everyone has things that they have to do. To get a leg up on the day, get these things out of the way early. When you wake up early, you have time to attend to these quotidian tasks that can take up valuable mind space during the workday. If you get them out of the way, then you can focus solely on work, and your day will be far more effective. It’s a small change that can have a massive impact on your career.

4. CROSS OFF THE MOST ANNOYING TO-DO LIST ITEM.

Everyone procrastinates on one thing or another. Start the day right and get at least one of those hard to tackle tasks off of your to-do list. In the morning, you’re at your most energized and refreshed, and best prepared to take on a difficult task or project. You’ll be amazed at how much lighter it makes you feel for the rest of the day. Not only will you have the sense of accomplishment at having completed that task, but it won’t be looming ahead and causing stress all day.

5. LEARN SOMETHING

To truly be successful in the long run, you must make a lifelong commitment to learning. There is never a point at which you’ve learned “enough”. Learning keeps the mind elastic and allows you to remain nimble in your work. This is important, as the landscape of every business will change over time.

Every day, make a point of spending some early AM time learning something. This might be by reading the newspaper, learning a new skill, or it might be by listening to podcasts relevant to your work. It might be a self-imposed study routine on a certain sector of your business. There are many ways to continue educating yourself. You never know what might give you your next great idea.

6. MAKE A PLAN.

The best time to map out your day is in the early morning, before the distractions of the day set in. This is a time to consider your goals for the day and how to prioritize tasks to realize them.

Be realistic in mapping out your day: don’t set a mile-long to-do list that you’ll never be able to complete, or schedule yourself in such a way that you’ll be running from thing to thing and getting stressed out. Leave some room for breaks. Consider this plan like a road map, as if you’re on a cross-country trip. You have the freedom to veer off course if needed, but the structure of a general plan will help keep your journey on the right path.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla I prefer Lamborghini

Rival forecaster LMC Automotive predicts a steady decline in Tesla’s share of an exploding electric-car market over the next decade, from today’s 12.3 percent to 2.8 percent, even as its absolute sales continue to rise.

The Germans’ combined market share will surpass Tesla’s to reach 11.8 percent in 2020 before increasing further to about 19 percent three years later, according to its projections.

The new Mercedes, due to reach its first customers next year, will be priced close to the fuel-burning GLC to compete in the same bracket as Tesla’s $49,000 Model 3, helped by its hotter-selling SUV form.

An affordable Model Y SUV is slated to join Tesla’s high-end Model X crossover and Model S car, but not before 2020-21.

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My favorite car: Lamborghini. All models, Aventador, Huracán, Gallardo, Murcielago. Just love it!

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Activeats Makes Eating Healthy Easy, Fast and Convenient — simple Ula

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Have you ever had a chance to try healthy food delivery? Where the meals are already cooked and delivered to your door? Where you just need to choose and order your weekly meal sets? Activeats provides such service and I’ve had a pleasure to try it out, because as far as I am concerned, if you…

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Fashion Hand bags Designer Creator of Kate Spade Brand 55 Years Old found dead

Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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Born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, the Kansas City, Missouri, native was a former accessories editor at the now-closed Mademoiselle magazine before she and Andy Spade launched their namesake design company, Kate Spade New York, in 1993. The couple married the following year.

They began by selling handbags before expanding to include clothing, jewelry, bedding, leg wear and fragrances.

The brand grew into a fashion empire, known for accessories that offered affordable luxury to younger working women. Her brightly colored, clean-lined style offered a spunky take on fashion at time when luxury handbags were out of reach to most consumers, and the industry was dominated by venerable European brands.

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KATE SPADE WRIST WATCH SPRING

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KATE SPADE REST IN PEACE

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What You Need to Know about Diamonds plus Story about the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond

The most famous Asscher-cut diamond of them all was worn by screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. The 33.19-carat Krupp diamond (now more commonly known as the Elizabeth Taylor diamond) was bought for the actress by Richard Burton in 1968 for $ 305,000 USD

On Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, the Krupp Diamond was put up for auction by Christie’s. It sold for an astonishing sum of $8,818,500 to its new owners, South Korea conglomerate The E-Land Group, which owns retail malls, theme parks, restaurants, and other businesses.

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The Asscher cut is named after its creator Joseph Asscher who developed it at the start the Art Deco movement in the early 20th century. As owner of the Amsterdam-based Asscher Diamond Company, Joseph was also commissioned by King Edward VII to cut the enormous 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond for the Crown Jewels. The company was later granted a royal title by the Queen of Holland and is today known as The Royal Asscher Diamond Company.  —-The Jewellery Editor

THIS IS HOW DIAMONDS ARE MADE.

CLEAVING A DIAMOND

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Since diamonds are made of the hardest material in the world, only a diamond can be used to mechanically cut another diamond. Lasers are another alternative but their uses are largely limited to the cleaving and bruting purposes.

CUTTING AND POLISHING A DIAMOND

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Usually, the tools used in the workshop consist of diamond-bladed edges or discs that are lined in diamond dust.

The actual process of how diamonds are cut and polished can be broken down into five steps: planning, cleaving, bruting, polishing and inspecting.

Royal Fashion Breaking the Rules in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wedding love each other, that is obvious. They look so beautiful together, they make a fantastic loving couple and they looked gorgeous today, modernly royal.

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I have always been a person who does not submit to commands nor regulations and I like others who break the rules, who do not consent to endless directives and set guidelines. That is why the Harry-Meghan wedding has me so captivated.

ROYAL CAKE LEMON ELDERFLOWER

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Here is the list of Breaking the Rules in the Royal Wedding:

  1. Meghan Markle is an american

  2. She is an actress

  3. Black descent

  4. Divorced

  5. A “commoner” woman

  6. Meghan “gives herself” away to Prince Harry (I LOVE this) walking down the aisle.

  7. She gave Harry a wedding ring (this is unusual)

  8. Meghan didn’t have a maid or matron of honor.

  9. Singing Gospel

  10. Episcopalian bishop and a Senior clergy Church of England together

  11. Lemon Elderflower cake at their wedding

  12. Prince Harry broke the GRAND RULE just by marrying this gorgeous woman: Meghan Markle.