Archive | September, 2010

What You Need In Motorcycle Sunglasses

17 Sep

Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows the importance of a good pair of motorcycle sunglasses. You need to have protection for your eyes from the glare of the sun, but more importantly you need exceptional motorcycle sunglasses so that you can see where you are going as well as the traffic in front of you.

There are certain features that make one style of sunglasses the best motorcycle sunglasses. Of course, the best style in motorcycle sun glasses is really up to the individual, but there are common features you should look for. When you want the best in motorcycle sunglasses, you have to look for those with shatterproof lenses. When you ride a motorcycle, the likelihood of small bits of debris hitting you in the face is very high. Therefore you need sunglasses that are hard to break.

Most of the lenses in motorcycle sunglasses are made of polycarbonate, which makes them stronger than ordinary lenses. You also need the best motorcycle sunglasses with a UV 400 filter to protect your eyesight. Another important feature to look for in motorcycle sun glasses is that they provide you with the ultimate protection from the wind. These sun glasses really need to be a snug fit so that nothing can in around the glasses.

If you look at photos of motorcycle sunglasses, you will see they are smaller than the usual sunglasses. This is because they need to fit tight on the nose and around the eyes. Because of this necessary feature, motorcycle sun glasses need to be lightweight. The best motorcycle sunglasses are made of nylon and metal for a better fit and comfort. However, some motorcycle riders prefer to have all metal frames in their sun glasses because they know they are durable.

When choosing motorcycle sunglasses, you also need a vented frame. Because the sunglasses are tight to your face, they will fog up if there are no vents to let air circulate. To make the sun glasses as comfortable as possible while you’re riding a motorcycle some designers have added foam on the ear pieces and foam padding around the frame. Although some riders wear helmets with tinted face masks, during the hot, sunny days of the summer you want to feel the warm wind on your face. The motorcycle sun glasses make the thrill of the ride that much more enjoyable.

Motorcycle sunglasses need to be tough as well as high quality.

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Credit Cards and Teens: A good or a bad idea?

15 Sep

Teens were described by one parent as “hormones in basketball shoes”. Indeed, teens can be wild and unpredictable. A popular old Beach Boys tune describes how a teenager skipped school to drive fast in her father’s T-Bird convertible car, and many parents know from personal experience that teens often “do their own thing” with or without parental permission. So when it comes to empowering them with a credit card, the controversy rages. Some say it is a terrible idea, because kids who lack financial smarts and fiscal discipline will abuse the credit card and create havoc with their parents’ good credit and household budget. Others support the teen point of view, however, and point to the fact that teens who are given responsibility at an early age often grow up to be more responsible adults.

The jury is still out on which point of view is correct, and many of us think that there is truth in both of those viewpoints. Yes, kids tend to be rather irresponsible as teenagers, especially with money. But on the other hand, those who learn to handle money wisely do evolve into more budget-minded grown-ups. The good news is that no matter which side you agree with, the credit card companies themselves have devised some awesome ways to make credit cards work just fine for teens.

For example, some credit card companies allow you to give your child his or her own credit card, and to put whatever amount of money on the card you decide is appropriate. For instance, you might send your kid on a long weekend with friends, and provide a credit card with a spending limit of $40, to help your child in case of an emergency. Once the $40 is spent, the card cannot be used. This kind of spending limit option gives you good control over your teen’s credit card budget and spending.

Other features available are designed to help you monitor your teen’s credit card use. For instance, some cards will automatically email you and alert you if your teen has used the card to purchase something in an adult establishment such as a bar or nightclub.

If you have teenagers and want to give them the security and convenience of a credit card without increased liability or potential for problems, visit your bank or call your credit card company. You may be pleasantly surprised at some of the cool features that card companies offer to help you support your teen without supporting misbehavior. In fact, judging from all the smart features now marketed by credit card companies, it would seem that the people who run those credit card companies also have teenagers.

Hair is Your Moment!

12 Sep

Change is good, but it’s even better when it takes only moments to make one. If you like your hair do but it’s looking a little dated, there’s no reason to agonize over making major change. Hairstyles for this year come after a year where shorter hairstyles ruled, longer hairstyles still flourished, and everyone just loved the bob. Some celebrities went for medium and shorter lengths and the fashion runaways brought in many unique trends like the pony-loop and the high ballerina bun. Instead of opting for a complete hair reinvention, small changes to your current look can modernize your style. Without appearing too trendy. Fortunately, some of today’s hottest styles are easily adaptable and require little commitment for those wary of a dramatic change.

How to Update Your Hairstyle

If you hair is chin-length or loner, comb it straight up, twist a few times, then coil up and pin high on your head. Use bobby pins to clip up shorter strays at the nape or iron curl them for a softening effect. If you’re good at working your mane, you can leave some strands out for a freedom feeling.

Poker Straight Curls and waves will be transformed into straight and smooth flowing hair. Even if you love to keep those waves, make sure they just gather at the ends of your hair and the rest of the hair is absolutely straight. Sleek and smooth texture is the keyword for this year. So, get prepared to straighten out those curled locks for a sleeker and newer you!

Long hair is ensuring that it’s lean, as opposed to thick and out of control (basically, you should avoid the thickness often seen.

Don’t worry about making your hair look its best while trying to grow it out — I have tips on dealing with that awkward stage, on the next paragraphs ūüėČ

Temporary colors are great for reflecting moods of the moment – just remember that the lighter your hair and the brighter the artificial shade, the less likely it will be truly temporary.

Enhancing your natural shade or going for a totally different color are great ways to update your look. Choose the right hair color and hair treatment so you can create an exciting new look for every occasion.

Another hot hair style trend for 2008 is the soft wedge haircut. This short hairstyle adds much sparkle to your face and shows the playful side of your personality. Since a lot of texturing and layering is used, your hairstyle looks soft and very smooth, in case of cut-style. Even people with thin hair can go in for this short cut, as it adds volume. It is suitable for almost every face cut and adds charm and confidence to the personality.

For those who want a slightly more dramatic update, bangs are excellent options. The style can be altered depending on your face shape or lifestyle. Long wispy bangs are a good choice if you want a style that is low-maintenance and easy to grow out.

A more daring option is to try the newest variation on the mod look, with long blunt bangs that fall just above the eyelashes.

White Perfection

8 Sep

These ladies resonate the elegance and sophistication of simplicity.

I just love how she embraces the understated sophistication of the white blouse.

The power of posture.. Simply stunning.

Secret Squirrel

6 Sep

Before the end of August, I promised myself to steer clear of wearing my usual tee-and-jeans pieces. It’s been six days since September came and my mind is desperately telling me to get excited for a bit of ¬†a wardrobe change. I’m not a big girly-loves-pinky person so I usually find it hard to look for styles that I would love to try. Glad I found these Secret Squirrel looks!

This summer-slash-could-be-fall-collection is¬†definitely¬†a must try! ‚̧