70's Make Up And Fashion

Make up styles and fashion continue to evolve and change with each decade creating it's own style of make up techniques and clothing that sets it apart from previous years. The 1970's era was no different, perhaps being the first time that allowed women to work out for themselves what wasn't comfortable or was.

Mini-skirts, maxi-skirts or hot pants formed part of a woman's closet and she wore them when she wanted to. Evening wear consisted of a halter top with evening trousers or maxi-skirt. Empire line dresses were very popular in a mini-skirt style or a more traditional knee length (midi - length).

The 1970's era was characterized by an almost anything goes approach with styles ranging from clunky to soft and feminine. It was a turbulent time during which feminists protested, with the Vietnam War and Watergate Scandal hot topics in the media together with global pollution fears. These events inspired fashion designers to design cutting edge, as well as more comforting items.

Fashion changes affected both women and men. Nike, founded in 1972, made a strong start despite the athletic craze not being big, but running shoes became essential additions to women's and men's closets as more people began running. Men began borrowing women's clothing and took to wearing make up and using clear polish on their nails. Blouses, Boas, and slinky shirts became the in thing for celebrities in the music and television scenes.

Hair styles popularized by Farrah Fawcett, were straight and long, parted slightly to one side with wings and needed hours with a straightening iron, curling iron, mouse, and spray. Any outdoor or athletic activity would ruin the hair style. However, Afro perms were also the in thing and needed only an air dry and a pick to fluff them.

Disco became popular and the fashion style of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever swept the nation by storm and made it's exit just as quickly, perhaps because skin tight pants, slinky shirts and platform shoes were so uncomfortable.

Make up was soft, fresh and natural looking and women who wanted sun tanned looks without exposure to harmful sunrays, used fake tans and bronzers. Foundation was seldom used, but when it was no powder was applied, leaving a shimmer or sheen to the skin while lipstick, blush and eye shadows were natural colors with a bit of shimmer.

Lip liner, mascara and caked on foundations did not feature while eye shadows that shimmered, muted blush, and frosted lipstick were the mainstays of a 70's woman on the go.

Your Wooden Storage Shed - The History of Nails and Wood Screws

When we build that wooden storage shed in the backyard we use nails and screws. The projects we build in the shed will probably incorporate nails and screws somewhere and we most likely could not build without them.

One of the first metal objects forged by man is nails. They were generally a square shape and forged individually from iron. The head of the earliest nails was just a bent over "L" shape or moulded into a four sided pyramid shape. Nails made in this fashion were extremely expensive to produce and were used very sparingly.

In the 16th century the invention of the first water powered slitting mill introduced the first cut nails. Hot iron was hammered into sheets and each sheet was slit into bars by rollers that cut like shears. Each bar was then made into nails and spikes by "nailers". The head and the point were still forged and this type of nail was used from the 16th to the 19th century.

In the year 1811 the first machine cut nails were produced. These nails were flat and had no head. Sections of rolled plate iron were cut into strips the same width as the length of the nail. Each strip was then place under a contraption that cut each nail at an angle. The sheet was then turned over and the next nail was cut. The result of this process produced a nail that tapered to a point on only two sided.

In the 1840's a machine capable of making a headed nail was introduced. Stamping machines were being used by the late 1860's and several types of nails could be stamped at the same time.

Wire nails are now common and are the dominate type of nails used today but cut nails can still be found and are not uncommon.

Early wood screws were developed in the mid 16th century. The wood screw which is really nothing more than a round nail with a threaded shaft and a slot in the head for removal was first used in locks and clocks. They were very expensive to produce and were not used for everyday woodworking.

The first machine made screws were introduced in the 18th century. They had blunt ends. The first pointed end screws were produced in the 1840's by an English inventor George Nettlefield. They became widely used with this new type of production.

False Nails and Pampering Your Nails

Your finger nails are just like any other part of your body. You buy clothes to cover (or uncover) your body with the latest fashion trends, you buy shoes to dress your feet depending on the season and your mood and you buy jewelry to accentuate that specific part of your body that you want people to notice.  So being a part of your body your finger nails shouldn't be treated any differently. Beautiful finger nails simply adds to overall physical beauty.

Investing and taking care of your natural finger nails should be a routine and a right for any woman. One of the most common ways to pamper your nails is by getting a nails manicure. With nails manicure, you're like going to a nail doctor specifically to get the best treatment for your nails as possible, ensuring your nails are healthy and looking perfect all the time.

For most people, growing long natural perfect looking nails is close to impossible. It's just not in their genes. So another options when going to get a nails manicure is to dress your natural finger nails with false nails or sometimes called fake nails or artificial nails. These false nails are a great way to add beatury, design and perfection to your natural finger nails. Some of the most common false nails out there acrylic nails, gel nails and solar nails. Each have their own pros and cons. And you would be hard pressed not find a nail salon providing these. There are also nails kits or manicure sets being sold in nails salons or online, so you shouldn't have any excuses why your nails are looking terrible.

But before you randomly choose false nails, you should first try it out and see for yourself in the mirror. You don't buy a dress, before fitting it first and seeing it in the mirror right? Choosing the best false nails is the same. Check if it fits perfectly in your natural nails because false nails come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. You also have to check the quality of the false nails and since you'll be investing on them and will be using them often, why not buy something a bit more expensive but has better quality and lasts longer.

Once you've tried false nails, you might just turn it into a hobby of collecting it. There are limitless designs, colors, themes, out there and it's really tempting to buy them and collect them all, and waiting for that special occasion to wear them and show them to the world. And you'll definitely not be alone since there are people who are doing this today. There are even nail courses you can join if you're really into it. Who knew creative nail can be such an exciting hobby!

So once your nails are perfectly done, you can proudly show them off to the world. Never ever being ashamed of a handshake or holding hands with that special someone. Feel beautiful inside and out with a simple nails manicure.