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For your eyes only...
Individuals wear contact lenses for cosmetic or medical reasons; some simply prefer to wear contact lenses instead of glasses for correcting refractive errors of visual ergonomic reasons and some people wear them to change or enhance their eye colour. Contact lenses can be worn by most people. Be they nearsighted or farsighted, older or younger, they can probably wear some type of contact lens.
One of the reasons for choosing contact lenses is improvement in personal appearance. In Bangladesh, there is a latent demand for contact lenses in women and young adults. The self-esteem of women and teens is closely related to their appearance. If they don't like the way they look in glasses, it can affect their personality, and their performance in workplace or school. Once they start wearing contacts, many shy women and teens come out of their shell and begin participating more in life.
Coloured contact lens wearers often want to enhance their existing eye colour or correct a natural defect, such as eyes with two distinctly different colors (i.e. one black and one brown eye), bloodshot irises, or eye color that is too faded.
Cosmetic contacts have quickly become the latest teenage fad. Teens say coloured lenses are a kick, whether you need glasses or not. People who have no need for correcting their vision are still donning these lenses simply for cosmetic purposes. Depending on the outfits, they like to change their eye colour frequently.
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If you are a first-time contact lens wearer, you must see an eye specialist before wearing contact lenses whether clear or cosmetic. Only the eye specialist can tell you if your eyes are fit to wear contact lenses. Then you make a purchase of your convenient brand from Fashion Optics Ltd. retail shop located near to you. The salespeople will also assist you to know lens wear instructions, storing and other important factors you need to know about contact lenses.
Sunsilk Boishakhi Shaaj
The Bangla New Year is a time to let down your hair ... or to style it. And this Pohela Boishakh, Sunsilk made that the theme of a contest the Sunsilk Boishakhi Shaaj Contest. It brought a new dimension to the Bangla New Year celebrations.
And the country's premier shampoo brand Sunsilk provided a new avenue for expression for thousands of young women who participated in the contest. Video cameras at the Ramna and Shahbag Boishakhi celebrations captured attractive Boishakhi hairstyles that came their way. Some came with hair let down, just a garland of blossoms to show off the tresses; some came in elaborate, traditional coiffures. There was one thing common to every Boishakhi head: flowers in the hair.
A distinguished panel of judges went through all the video footage and pronounced the winners: the best Sunsilk Boishakhi Shaaj award went to Aupie of Moghbazar, Sumana Sharmin of Rajabazar was the Runner-up, while Sania Hossain of Keraniganj was adjudged Third. The winners got Gift Vouchers redeemable at Aarong and at the Persona Beauty Parlour.
Raowa Club: Seminar on fashion and interior design
On the 19th of April Raowa ladies club arranged a seminar with the help of Chittran Institute of Design and Arts to highlight the prevailing trends in design. Architect Sharif A. Chowdhury talked on the recent emergence of design studies. He stressed on its significance for the young generation as it is becoming a hot new profession. Design whether focusing on fashion or home interiors is something that could be easily adopted by everyone from professionals to housewives.
for your nails
If you have a large collection of nail polish then you must also know how to take care of these bottles. Always remember not to store polish in a warm place because your polish will change its thickness in warmth. In contrast to popular belief, it is a safe idea to store nail polish in refrigerator!
Whenever you file your nails, bear in mind not to file the corners of your nails because filing the corners of nails will weaken the nails and make them brittle.
Be careful about washing your hands after handling germ-prone things like the doorknobs, public lavatory and etc. Although long nails in women are considered appealing but remember that keeping very long nails often gives rise to yeast infection. So keep them moderately long and clean them regularly.
Eat nutritious food to keep your nails in healthy condition. Your nails will reflect the kind of diet list you follow. For instance, lack of vitamin A and calcium will make your nails brittle and dry. If you don't procure enough zinc from your food then white spots will develop on your nails. Besides, white bands across nails evolve from lack of protein. Cuts and breaks on your nails indicate that you need to consume more liquids.
In order to maintain a set of beautiful and flawless nails, eat lots and lots of fresh fruits and raw vegetables in order to meet your needs of essential vitamins and minerals. Also consume foods like fish and onion, which are full of sulphur and silicon. Don't forget to drink plenty of water, fruit juices and other liquids. If possible, try drinking fresh carrot juice to give strength to your nails.
While you paint your nails, keep in mind a simple trick; if you have tiny nails then never go for deeper shades of nail varnishes. Deep shades like red or maroon will make your small nails look even smaller. So, try out the lighter and more natural shades.
Remember to apply nail polish remover if you are planning to coat a new colour on your nails; nail polish remover will remove any grease or traces from the previous nail polish you applied and thus, make your new nail varnish stay longer.
Many renowned companies now sell nail varnish with matching lipstick; you can try out these packs to add extra glamour to your look.
If you have brittle nails, try not to use too much of detergent, which is highly corrosive in nature. Your nails might also be brittle 'cause of insufficiency of calcium in your body.
There are many ways to keep our nails in tiptop condition; it's just our little will power that is required. So go ahead, take care of your nails and stir up envy in your friends…
By Wara Karim
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