Tips on how to choose the right eyeglasses as determined by your facial shape
Although there are several things that can determine how a pair of eyeglasses will look on you, facial shape is the most obvious. The same frame can look different on many people, simply due to the shape of their face. By learning about how different frames compliment certain facial shapes, you can make your frame shopping experience much easier.
There are four basic facial shapes which include round, square, triangular and oval .One of the most common ways to determine the shape of your face is by pulling your hair back, standing in front of a mirror, and tracing the outline of your face on the mirror with a bar of soap or pale lipstick. When you back away from the mirror, the outline of your face will remain and you will be able to tell what shape it most closely resembles. If you have problems identifying your facial shape, the staff at your eye clinic will be able to help you choose a frame that is complimentary to your face.
An oval shaped face is considered to be perfectly proportionate and is often the easiest shape of face to find frames for. Because the face is already in nearly perfect alignment, almost any shape of frame is attractive. However, remember to choose a frame that is in proportion to the size of the face. Frames that are oversized or too small will be less attractive than a frame that is proportional to the size of the face.
If you have a round face, you will want to choose a frame with strong horizontal lines set at an angle, or a frame that is dark colored. These types of frames will downplay your facial roundness and make your face appear narrower. Your face will also appear longer if you choose a frame with a high bridge (nosepiece). Avoid frames that have designs on the outer edge, as this will draw the eye to the edge of your face and make it appear wider.
Triangular or heart shaped faces, that are wider at the forehead than the chin, look best in frames that are wider, or more square, on the bottom. This helps to even out the face and diminishes the wideness of the forehead. Rimless frames also are very complementary to this face shape. Avoid frames which sit high on the face, as this will create unnecessary length.
If your face is square and angular, seek a frame that will lengthen your face. To accomplish this, try frames that are slightly rounded to minimize the strong jaw line that often comes with this facial shape. As with a round face, you can make your face appear longer if you choose a frame with a high bridge.
With the wide variety of eyeglass frames available, it can be tempting to try out a new pair. By educating yourself about the importance of facial shape on an appropriate frame choice, it will be easier to decide what frame looks best on you.
Nail dryers fit every price range, from cute plastic cool air dryers, to portable manicure sets, to professional size warm air dryers.
You are sitting through yet another tedious nail-drying session. The phone rings, you run to pick it up, and oops! You've smudged your nail polish again. Wet nail polish is vulnerable to your every movement, yet it seems to take so long to dry. Can you afford the wait time? Are you looking for a faster, more convenient way to dry your nails? Why wait for slow drying, when you can purchase a nail dryer to fit your price range. There is a wide selection of nail dryers from less than $10 to professional models for $50 or $60. From small plastic dryers to large professional warm air or UV dryers, the choice depends on your manicure needs.
Make drying time fun with a monkey dryer. Cool air comes out of the plastic monkey while you rest your nails on a banana platform. This dryer is basic, inexpensive, battery operated and portable. The cost is $8, and the monkey dryer is a delightful birthday present for a teenager.
Middle range nail dryers are around $13 to $20 and contain added features for a complete manicure. Jolivete's Three in One model has a nail bath, dryer and holder to rest your hands. The same company has a multi-feature cosmetic and manicure set equipped with a nail dryer, and allows you to make all of your beauty preparations in one place. The set comes with a buffer, sponges and massage heads. The dryer blows cool air onto the nails to complete your manicure. For $20, the Euro Pro manicure and drying system has a portable case and filing disks with rough grain and fine grain cones. The Revlon manicure set has similar features but includes a multi-speed drying system. These models are excellent for makeovers and weekly nail maintenance.
Professional models using air or UV rays are the choice for salon use and have many features. Unlike cheaper models, these have the option for hot air as well as cold, and have soft key pads for easy temperature adjustment. The clear airflow prevents smudges, and the edges are curved for maximum comfort. The three settings provide options for extra-fast drying. Unlike cheaper models, there is sufficient room for both hands or both feet to be dried simultaneously. A plastic window allows you to observe the drying process and indicator lights flash at the beginning and the end of each drying session. Although these models are often placed in a salon, they are light and portable for easy transport, and are durable for countless sessions.
In addition to air drying, UV rays also provide quick and easy drying, and these dryers, starting at $60, are slightly more expensive than the professional air dryers. The rays and air dryers take the same amount of time to complete the process, but many customers find the rays slightly more comfortable than hot or cold air. UV dryers come with replacement bulbs and AAA batteries. As with air dryers, they include other manicure supplies, such as buffers, and filing disks.
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