Everything you don't want to find out with regard to designer watches

But I am going to tell you anyway!

Rolex and Quartz have actually dominated the watch market with popular designs and strong track records of enduring mechanics and reputable time pieces. Recently the bulova precisionist watch has become a popular designer watch. Ladies usually pick watches based on fashion appearance and frequently wear inexpensive costume watches that are of good quality however feature bolder fashionable designs.

Watches signify structure, constant motion, and synchronization. The idea of the watch's function in society has actually altered considerably from its innovation as the computation and significance of time has actually progressed.
 The first documented measurement of time was a sundial produced by the Egyptians in 1500 B.C. However, it's possible that fundamental efforts to measure time started long prior to that. History continued and the measurement of time developed as the sundial joined innovations with mechanical engineering, spring work, and imaginative thought. Monasteries inspired mechanical clocks with regimented praise schedules and the ringing of bells ended up being aligned with per hour shifts.
Military guys began to make the change to putting on wrist watches as they utilized time synchronization in battle to avoid signaling to the opponent. In World War I soldiers were also encouraged to use their watches on the wrist for the improved effectiveness of inspecting time over a pocket watch that a soldier would have to reach into their coat to view. This time-keeping trend continued in the post-war period as employed soldiers continued to use their time pieces at house and wrist watches reversed pocket watches as the popular accessory. Military watches are also very popular today.
The first digital wrist watch appeared in the 1920s and was popular as a futuristic digital time piece but they were too expensive for the typical market. Collectors choose analog dials over digital displays for many reasons including historical importance, masterful work, and greater quality of dials and see workings.
 Watches are now reaching brand-new heights, and depths, in area and deep sea. Astronauts need watches that can stay effective with absolutely no gravity environment, high temperature level changes, strong vibrations, and various other extreme conditions. Watch brand like omega SeaMaster specialise in underwater watches for divers.

 Interestingly, astronauts wore 24-hour analog dial watches on the first manned U.S. orbital mission to prevent confusion between AM and PM which are worthless in space. Diving Diving needs watches to be water resistant and strong through pressure changes. Unique diving watches are rated for their capabilities to hold up against pressure at particular depths.
 In a two thousand and seven research amongst teens discovered that nearly two-thirds of teens never put on a watch and just about 1 in 10 uses one every day (Piper Jaffray & Co).

The watch continues to develop and as its importance fades in a society with clever phones and gizmos to take its location it surely will continue to develop to keep with the times.

lorraine | Tuesday 31 December 2013 at 05:10 am | | Default |
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Woks on Induction Cookers

A bit of a change of topic I know but I have spent some time searching for induction cooking compatible saucepan sets. One of the issues I have discovered while doing this is that Woks do not seem to be very successful when it comes to cooking with induction stoves.


Many trustworthy places comment that bowed surfaces like woks will not work so well on induction cookers. Some companies produce distinct apparatuses and hotplates for using Woks on inductive stoves. This occurrence might be due to the sloping external or the additional distance from the cook top. However it is possibly due to both of these incidences. Slanting surfaces simply do not reply as well to induction cookers. This is because the maximum volume of energy is produced in a surface when it is level the hob.


In terms of what the wok or saucepan is made out of, induction compatible cookware should come with a specific logo on the packaging to specify this fact. The most common materials used are stainless steels which are magnetic, carbon steel and iron. Wikipedia has a very helpful wiki on what works well with induction cooking here.

Considering that this type of cooking uses electromagnetics, a very popular way of seeing if a saucepan will successfully work on induction cookers is to use a magnet. If the magnet sticks to the surface of the pan then it is compatible.


I should point out at this stage that the cooking apparatus must contain a quantity of inductive metal in it, but it does not need to make up the whole amount of metal. You can purchase specific induction friendly cookware that has been designed with an iron bottom and aluminium sides. This is because the aluminium is much better at conducting heat which helps with cooking your food more evenly.

A lot of people rave about All Clad cookware. I am a big fan of the circulon infinite cookware range, partly because I owned it before I switched to induction cooking. It worked well on my old gas hob and works just as well on my induction hob.

lorraine | Friday 20 December 2013 at 10:58 am | | Default |
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Ideas for hair makeovers

To help fight the winter blues


I know it is nearly Christmas and I am looking foward to all the fun but why do we have to have it in the Winter? Why can't we be like the Aussies and have Christmas around the 'Barbie'. I always find when I have time off over Christmas I always eat too much, watch rubbish television and get a little sad. If you have the Winter blues and fancy giving yourself a nice makeover, why not try these two ideas below.


If you have curly hair


Why not have a go at straightening your hair. I recently read a helpful review of cloud 9 straighteners here. They seem like a good brand to own and people who review them seem to really like them.

If you are not sure what you want to do or think straight hair is boring you should check out pinterest. I got some really great ideas for what I could do with my hair from there. I could spend hours on that site easily.  So if you want to give yourself a dramatic makeover, check out some hair straightener reviews, find the best one for you and get straightening.


For those of you who already have straight hair


If you have curly hair then sometimes you wish it were straight. However, if you have straight hair sometimes you want to do something funky with it. When I was reading articles on Reddit I found a really cool hair tool that is made in the UK and only available from Europe. Click here for a babyliss big hair rotating brush review. If you have flat hair that is dull and limp this brush can really help to add some volume and shine.


I hope you found those ideas helpful. As I said earlier, websites like pinterest and reddit can be great places to go and get some great fashion ideas.

lorraine | Wednesday 18 December 2013 at 10:16 am | | Default |

All I want for Christmas

... Is a Babyliss Brush

Every year my family ask me repeatedly to give them a list of suggestions of things that I would like for Christmas.

They always complain that I am incredibly difficult to buy for. I am banned from asking for cash. They get grumpy if I ask for gift vouchers and get irritable if I ask for a goat for a third world country family and flipped when I mentioned twinning a toilet. They say, look we just want you to be able to open something at Christmas time.

So this year I thought long about what I wanted and after scratching my head for a while decided to browse the internet to come up with ideas. That is when I remembered the amazing big hair brush my friend has. It's a motorised rotating barrel brush that you use on lightly damp hair that gives you volume by running it over your roots. My friend kindly let me use hers when we went on holiday together and I can honestly say that I loved using the babyliss big hair rotating brush.


Yes, at the end of the day it is just a hair dryer and brush combined but for some reason it did the job for me. I felt really positive and confident after using it. I could ask for the wonderful ghd straighteners but they are quite expensive.

So this year, I have a present that I will actually look forward to opening.

lorraine | Monday 09 December 2013 at 4:27 pm | | Default |
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