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How to Amazing Smell All the Time With Parfum That You Have

1. Spray your perfume right after taking a shower and before getting dressed. The moisture on your skin will help lock in the scent. This will also prevent the fragrance from staining delicate clothes or jewelry.

2. Don’t dab the fragrance on your wrists after spraying. If you rub your wrists together, you’ll force the top notes to disappear faster than intended and as a result make your fragrance not last as long.

3. Target pulse points and warm areas on your body when spraying perfume. To make your scent last longer, choose a couple target areas (not all of them at once) from the chart below to spritz. The warm areas indicated will help diffuse the fragrance across your entire body and spraying your ankles and calves will allow the scent to rise throughout the day.

4. For a lighter scent, spray the fragrance in the air and slowly walk into the mist. The spray will distribute evenly across your body and leave you with a hint of fragrance for occasions when you don’t want to smell as strong.

5. Spraying an alcohol-based fragrance directly onto your hair will dry it out, so instead spray the fragrance on your brush before running it through your hair. Your hair will be lightly scented and undamaged.

6. Or use a fragrance specifically designed for hair to make it smell better in between washes. Try Oribe Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum.

7. Familiarize yourself with common fragrance terms so you know exactly what the sales associates are referring to when helping you find a new perfume.

8. Pour the last bit of fragrance from an almost-empty perfume bottle into unscented lotion so nothing goes to waste.

9. Create your own custom scent by layering fragrances. Spray a few fragrance blotters with different oils and perfumes and smell them at the same time to see if they complement each other. Once you find a combination you like, try them on your skin (your skin oils can alter the way a perfume smells). Spray the stronger scent first and then top it with the lighter fragrance so that the first fragrance doesn’t overpower the second.

10. the scent. Fragrance sampling is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

11. Use business cards as blotter strips for sampling fragrances. No need to waste blotter strip paper.

12. To sample the true scent of the fragrance you’re testing, wait until it has dried on your skin before smelling. The first scent you smell as soon as a fragrance is sprayed is the top note, which disappears after a few minutes anyway.

13. PERFUME WARNINGS

How to Buy New Ties

Ties in Canada make a great gift idea for the man in your life. Husbands, dads, grandfathers, and uncles all love their ties. They can never have enough ties in their closet. To accessorize a handsome button up shirt, choose from a variety of standard and bow ties. A man’s closet should have many different colours to choose from so that he has one for every occasion. If you have a man in your life, consider buying him tie sets that are made with modern styles and colours.

Whether it is for Father’s Day, a birthday, or just because you love them, you can find ties in Canada for every personality. Standard ties are an accessory that every man should have in his closet. If his closet has the same old ties that he has been wearing for years, it is time to update it with modern styles and colours. In order to add a sense of fashion to his accessory closet, purchase a variety of bow ties as well. Bow ties are all the rage in menswear and are no longer just for formal occasions.

Ditch the black suit and buy a bow tie in Canada that pairs with a button up shirt, no jacket, and a great pair of pants. A bow tie can be bought in many different colours and patterns. Try a polka dot bow tie, striped, or plaid. You may even want to purchase a set that contains a matching tie with cuff links and a pocket square. Consider the personality of the man wearing the accessory and then buy the colour or pattern that seems to suit him the best. The man that receives the gift of a bow tie will be delighted with the present.

Many times men wear the same standard ties day after day, year after year, and for every special occasion. It’s time to change this up with modern straight ties . These are going to be the go-to ties that every man needs for work or play. They look great with a jacket or without. Standard ties can be worn casually with a nice pair of jeans. There are many to choose from like black and white stripes, polka dots, solids, or paisleys. Standard neckties can also be bought as a set with matching cufflinks and a pocket square.

Men should always update their wardrobe accessories with modern ties. Whether they are fun bow ties or standard neck ties updated styles, colours, and patterns are always needed. Ties in Canada aren’t just for business or formal wear. They can be nice for date night as well. Consider giving them as gifts to the men in your life. A man can never have too many ties that look great and match a variety of shirt styles. Find the perfect ties to for every occasion and event. Buy his favourite colour so that he can go out in style.

1.  Buy A Necktie And Suiatable for your Width

We’ll start with the easy part:  getting the right size. This will serve you well whether you’re buying handmade Italian imports or off-the-rack at Sears. Fashion has widened and narrowed ties back and forth over the years.

Don’t bother keeping track.

A good necktie is right in the comfortable middle.  3 1/4″ is ideal for most men (the width is measured at the widest point, before the tapered tip if there is one).

If you happen to be built particularly broad you may want a little extra width to keep things proportional, on up to 3 3/4″ or so. Similarly, very slender men can go down to about 2 3/4″ without looking like they’re wearing a “skinny tie.”

Ties without any taper (a somewhat old-fashioned style these days) should be a touch skinnier, around the 2 3/4″ range as well.

From left to right we can see 3 different tie widths revealed using the dollar test. The middle tie is perfect for most men – about 3.25 inches wide.

To quickly judge width in a store I use the dollar test – since the USD is approximately 6 inches long, fold it in half and you have a 3 inch ruler.

Then you can quickly see approximately what width tie you’re about to buy.  My sweet spot for my body build/style requirements is 3.25 inches.  Yours may be bigger or smaller depending on taste.

2. Buy A Necktie and It is suitable for your lenght

Lengths vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but most “regular” ties are around 57″-58″, while “extra-long” or “tall” sizes are closer to 62″-64″.

Shorter styles are either meant for very short men (you have to be pretty far under average to need something shorter than 57″ — most shorter guys can just tie a slightly larger knot to use up length) or else are a vintage style.

 

Short ties were in vogue for part of the 1940s and again in the 1970s, so you may find ones down in the low 50″ ranges if you scrounge around. The best measure of length, however, is how it falls on your own body.  The tip of a properly-tied necktie should reach just past the trouser waist.

The skinny end should reach almost as far, an inch or so shorter at the very most.  A skinny end that only comes down halfway makes the tie lack body and sway more, and often pokes out from behind if it isn’t pinned in place.

Taller men may have to buy custom ties, or at least specific “long” sizes to be able to tie a satisfactory knot and still have a long enough tail for balance. Shorter men can tie a larger knot like a half- or even full Windsor to use up extra cloth as needed.

3. Select A Quality of Necktie That you Choose

Length and width are easy to judge with a ruler and a few minutes in a dressing room. The real difficulty between buying good ties and buying great ones at a value price lies in your ability to judge the fabric and construction.

The highest quality made ties in the world are made from fine silk. Synthetic fabrics give a similar sheen but none of the rich texture and straight drape of silk.

Check to see if the silk has been cut “on the bias” — across the bolt of cloth — by draping the tie over your hand.  If it hangs straight it was cut properly.  If it curls and twists to one side or the other it was not cut on the bias, and is not going to hang as neatly.

The texture of the silk is also important.  Rough silk that catches on your skin as you slide a hand over it indicates a cheaper product.  The fibers are already stiff, and will break and lose their luster quickly.  Look for smoothness and flexibility in the surface.

Only the most expensive hand-made ties are still made by folding a single piece of silk over and over on itself.  Most get their weight from an interior lining.  How that lining is constructed separates the good ties from the great.

The Tie’s Lining – Very fine ties are lined with 100% wool.  This is quite expensive and fairly rare, since the fine, lightweight wool cloth is prohibitively costly to manufacture.

Blended wool can still make a fine tie — some manufacturers still mark the fineness of the wool with gold-colored bars on the inner lining, which is a good sign that you’re dealing with a quality maker.  Don’t look for it exclusively, however, as many newer ties may have abandoned the gesture.

The Tie’s Bar Tack – What you can still look for on quality ties is the “bar tack.”  The name is a little misleading — it’s actually a small horizontal stitch on the back of the tie, right where the wide end splits to form the tip, holding the two sides together.  This helps keep the tie’s shape and is often absent on mass-produced ties.

The Tie’s Slip Stitch – If you open the back of a necktie up slightly and see a loose black thread hanging lengthwise down the inside, it’s not a manufacturing defect.  That’s the “slip stitch” — an extra stitch made down the center of the tie so that the fabric can shift up and down slightly as you tie it.

4. Buy A Necktie Online Is Easy way

Paying attention to all the details I just went over will help insure you purchase a quality necktie at a fair price.  Notice I didn’t say cheap – at the end of the day, the best ties will cost a pretty penny even when on sale.

However armed with the points in this article, you’ll at least know what quality of tie your’re getting for your money.

Rubber Rings Tips

Silicone rings can be customized in an amazing way with our online design tool. Our wristband customizer is a cool tool to use and is aimed to facilitate customers design exactly what they want. There are several ways of enhancing the product:

1. Make Sure You Fill Up Properly

Want to know what causes most leaks?

It’s how you fill your clearomiser.

All tank style atomizers have a central tube extending from the coil up to the mouthpiece.

If you get e-liquid in there, you’ll almost certainly run into problems with leaking or gurgling.

The fix for this is simple…

Ensure that when you fill up, you avoid getting any e-liquid in the central tube.

Tilt your tank when you fill up, like you’re pouring a glass of beer.

This ensures the liquid runs down the inside of the glass or plastic of your tank – and stays as far away from the centre tube as possible.

As it fills up, gradually straighten the tank to avoid spills.

2.Tighten Everything Up and Watch Out for Cross-Threading

There’s another basic issue that can lead to leaking.

And that’s when the various components aren’t securely screwed in.

Gaps:

  • where your coil meets the base of your atomizer
  • or where the base of your atomizer meets the tank

can be enough to create a leak.

This is easy to avoid. Take time and ensure that:

  • when you re-attach your atomizer head to the base (or to the top of the central tube, for top-coil clearomizers)
  • when you re-attach the base to your tank

everything fits snugly.

You should also check your atomizer head even if you haven’t done anything with it specifically, because its connection can sometimes loosen when you unscrewing your tank.

The biggest problem you’ll encounter when screwing everything in is “cross threading”.

That’s where the threads on the two components you’re screwing together don’t line up properly, leading to an imperfect seal.

As suggested before, the best solution to this is to:

  1. line everything up
  2. turn it anti-clockwise until you hear a click
  3. screw it in clockwise

3. But Don’t Over Tighten

There’s one problem with this…

And that’s when you over-tighten.

O-rings are tiny rubber rings.  You’ll find them near the threading and where two parts of your tank meet.

They are key to making a perfect seal – and reducing the chance of leaks.

However, overtightening can damage these little helpers.

And a little split or break gives e-liquid an “escape route” – meaning you end up with juice leaking out into your pocket.

(Which is embarrassingly close to somewhere you really don’t want e-liquid!)

Of course, the line between tight enough and too tight is a little hard to define.

The basic lesson is to screw everything in place firmly, but remember that you shouldn’t need to put much strength into it.

There’s no need to Hulk out; screw it in so it fits snugly – but not as tight as you possibly can.

4. Check Your O Rings and Replace Them if Needed

It’s not just over-tightening that can lead to issues with O-rings.

They can also degrade or get budged out of position over time, and may just be faulty when you first receive them.

To check your O-rings, take your clearomizer or tank apart – this usually just requires unscrewing the various parts – and look for the rubber rings on the atomizer head and at the base of your tank.

You should be able to see if any are degraded or out of position. If they are, remove them– and replace them with fresh ones.

Something like a small flat-head screwdriver, a toothpick or a pair of tweezers can help with this.

Some tanks will come with spares, but if not, you’ll have to buy some more in the correct size.

It’s also worth checking that your O-ring is installed correctly, so everything fits together with no obvious gaps e-liquid can leak through.

5. Adding Extra Seals for the Aspire Triton and Nautilus

Sometimes, tanks and clearomizers could use more sealing  – particularly where the atomizer head meets the centre tube.

Many vapers run into this type of problem with the Aspire Triton, with juice leaking out of the bottom after making its way into the centre tube, and it can also affect the Nautilus.

The fix is simple.

For the Triton, you’ll just need one of those little silicone drip tip covers and a pair of scissors.

Unscrew the tank and remove the coil from the base.

There are two sets of threading on the coil, one at the bottom – which is surrounded by little O-rings on both sides – and one at the top, just above the ridged section.

The upper threading has no seal below (or above) it, which is the source of the issue.

Cut yourself a section of your silicone drip tip cover, so you end up with a ring just wide enough to fit between the raised, ridged section and the upper threading, and put it there.

You can cut the ring to size more precisely once you’ve got it in place. This makes it less likely to get in the way when you’re trying to re-assemble, but be careful!

Once everything is re-attached, you should be able to vape leak-free.

The problem on the Nautilus is almost identical (as so is the fix). The only difference is that you can use the lower O-ring from another coil instead of cutting one for yourself.

6. Increase Your Power Setting

One of the most common causes of leaks is actually flooding.

That’s when too much juice gets pulled into your coil for it to vaporise.

The result?

Tons of excess e-liquid that can leak out of the coil housing.

There are a few ways to solve this…

The simplest is to switch to a higher power or voltage setting.

This will vaporise more juice per puff, so it can cope with the amount of e-liquid making its way to your coil.

It will also lead to more vapour (which you may not want), and can bring out different elements of the flavour of your juice. So it isn’t always ideal.

It’s not the only solution, though…

7. Add Extra Wicking Material

There’s another solution…

And that’s simply to add some extra wicking material into the coil housing.

This will work with any sub-ohm tank with horizontal coils – and many clearomizers too.

Effectively, it slows things down so your coil has more time to do its work.

How does it work?

Simply take a small piece of organic cotton and stuff it in beside the coil.

Be careful to avoid moving the coil in the process. Use a straightened paperclip or something similar to poke it into place, and leave at least one side free from cotton to maintain airflow.

Your airflow will be reduced, though, so there is a downside to this approach too.

8. Switch to Higher VG Juices

This is a bit of a simplistic solution, but thinner, PG-based juices will generally leak more than VG-based ones.

So switching to VG juices will often at least slow down the leaking.

You can add in extra wicking material or boost your power setting to prevent your coil head from flooding and leaking – as in the previous two tips. But switching to VG-based juices has pretty much the same effect, because the liquid can’t be drawn into the coil head as quickly.

If you combine approaches, you might have problems with dry hits, but choosing any one of the approaches should minimize flooding and leaking without taking things too far.

9. Inhale Slowly and Softly, Not Firmly and Sharply

If you’re still having problems with leaky atomizers, particularly if you’re relatively new to vaping, your inhalation style could be the cause.

There’s a core difference between inhaling from a cigarette and from an e-cigarette…

Drawing harder on a cigarette gives you more smoke, but inhaling more sharply on an e-cigarette accomplishes little.

In fact, when you puff sharply on your e-cigarette, you may be pulling liquid into the coil housing faster than it can vaporise it.

That leaves you to sucking some excess liquid up through the centre tube like a straw – and potentially causing leaking.

The solution takes some getting used to, but it’s easy:

Make your puffs much longer, and don’t worry about inhaling sharply.  Vapour will come even with gentle inhalation, and you won’t flood your atomizer.

10. Minimise Condensation with Long Draws

There’s one source of leaking you can do little about.

Condensation.

It’s hard to inhale all the vapour you produce when you press the fire button and take a puff, and any remaining vapour will eventually condense into your centre tube or mouthpiece.

This is not a lot of e-liquid, but it will build up over time.

That’s why, even when there are no clear signs of leaking from the connections on your atomizer and no gurgling to indicate you’re flooding your coil, you may still notice e-liquid has leaked through onto your device’s connection.

To minimise this happening:

  • inhale as soon as you fire up your e-cig
  • take your finger of the fire button when you have finished inhaling

You can also clear any accumulated e-liquid out of the tube by removing your clearomizer, putting a paper towel below the point that connects to the battery and blowing firmly through the mouthpiece.

11. Bonus Tip Taking a flight

Remember that story at the start of this post?

Well, here’s how to avoid it ever happening to you!

You see, your e-liquid and tank really don’t get on with airplane pressure changes.

I’ve noticed that after takeoff, and as the plane starts to level out a bit for the slow climb, my tank starts to leak.

Your e-liquid just wants out!

It’s pretty embarrassing when this happens and the smell of your eliquid creates an sweet smelling atmosphere around you…

Particularly if the people sitting next to you notice that you have an electronic cigarette, and think that you’ve been using it.

So before you board your flight, go to the bathroom and empty your tank into the toilet or sink.

Silicone rings can be customized in an amazing way with our online design tool. Our wristband customizer is a cool tool to use and is aimed to facilitate customers design exactly what they want. There are several ways of enhancing the product:

12. Product Type

Usually, when designing a custom ring, customers start off with selecting the width. 1/2-inch standard is the most frequently selected ring width. AmazingWristbands.com also offers 1/4 inch thin rings.

13. Wristband Color

We have the largest standard collection of colors in the industry. Customers can also pick a custom color based on the Pantone Color Matching System. If one color is not enough we also offer swirled colors (with as many as 6 colors) and segmented colors (with as many as 7 color segments).

14. Message Style

Subtle or bold, the message style can actually enhance your silicone ring.

  • Debossed messages –  Sunken in effect and the message will be the same color as the ring.
  • Ink Filled Debossed messages – Same as debossed but you have the option to add a color to the message.
  • Embossed messages – Pop-up or a raised effect similar to braille with the same color as the ring.
  • Colorized Embossed – Same as embossed but you can add a color to the message.
  • Screen Printed – Messages are printed onto the band.

15. Inside message

Also you have the option to add an inside message to the ring in either screen printed or embossed style.

16. Message color

In addition to standard colors, you also have the option to choose any custom Pantone™ color.

17. Fonts and clip art

Over 300 fonts and thousands of clip art are available to choose from or you may send us a custom font or clip art of your own.

18. Glow and glitter

Add glow in the dark to the bands, along with green and blue glow; we also have UV bands which change to purple and they can be made on white or clear bands. The glitter option helps you add some sparkle to your silicone rings.

19. Size

Small, medium and large are the sizes we offer.
In addition to the advantages mentioned above, lately it’s become a trend to fit vape bands around the battery unit of larger e-cigs.