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History of perfume
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Perfume was first used by the Egyptians as part of their religious rituals. The two principal methods of use at this time was the burning of incense and the application of balms and ointments. Perfumed oils were applied to the skin for eithercosmetic or medicinal purposes. During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, perfumes were reserved exclusively for religious rituals such as cleansing ceremonies. Then during the New Kingdom (1580-1085 BC) they were used during festivals and Egyptian women also used perfumed creams and oils as toiletries ar cosmetics and as preludes to love-making. The use of perfume then spread to...

Delta's Lingerie Collection: AUSTRALIA
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Delta Goodrem with designer Bruno Schiavi and models at the launch of Delta by anabella in Sydney. Move over Kylie and Elle, Delta's gone into the undies business. But unlike her celebrity competitors, she's kept her clothes on, deciding not to slip into her "pretty" and "affordable" lingerie in bid to promote sales. Both Kylie Minogue, with her Love Kylie range, and Elle Macpherson with her Intimates collection, have been happy to be photographed in their knickers in the drive for marketshare. But while Delta Goodrem's name is on the tag of her new range, she's left the modelling to...

What to wear and when
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BRIDE. Formal day. Floor-length gown with cathedral or chapel train in white, ivory or pastel. Long veil. Train is optional in a full-skirted ballgown. Gloves mandatory if gown has short sleeves or is sleeveless. Shoes match gown. Bride carries bouquet or prayer book. Formal evening The timing of the day formal wedding is up to six o’clock. After six o’clock the formal wedding becomes an evening formal. The bridal gown is the same, however, although, in the evening, there may be more extensive trimming and more elaborate fabric.

Mehndi Art
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There are only a few things you need to make henna, and the most important, is obviously the henna! The henna must be fresh, green, and aromatic. A henna that is stale and has no smell will not work for dying the skin. The henna must also be fairly fine, so that it does not clog the tip of your applicator. If it is not quite as fine as you would like it to be, this can be remedied by sifting it. The second most important thing needed to make henna is a slight acid. Lemon or lime juice will...

 Nick Cartier
Body art tattoo
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Decide what you want and where. If tattoos are in places that are exposed to much light (especially sunlight) they'll quickly fade. That, and wrinkles don't flatter many tattoos - so keep your tattooing in places that are usually sheltered from the light and the ink should look sharp and clear, without fading. Also, tatoos that are scratched at, scraped, bruised, or otherwise traumatized won't look great forever. For example, if you're a mechanic I would advise against having obscene four-letter words tattood on your knuckles, as that's a part of your body that takes a beating almost every day....

 Sarah Borroum
Tattooing Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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The streets of Phnom Penh Cambodia are blistered with potholes. Traveling down a street is a zigzag ballet avoiding craters that could easily swallow your motorbike taxi. Taxi drivers make graceful "S" turns around the craters and take the whole thing in stride. When you walk the streets you are walking what was a genocidal battlefield during the 1970s when Pol Pot's insane regime of the Khmer Rouge terrorized the country. Phnom Penh's population of more than a million was drained and murdered to under 1000 people. People say when you pick up the soil here, you can squeeze the...

 Mike McCabe
Japanese Tattoo Art
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Japanese tattoo art has several names - irezumi or horimono in the Japanese language. Irezumi is the word for the traditional visible tattoo that covers large parts of the body like the back. Japanese tattoo art has a very long history. Since the influence of Confucianism and Buddhism on the Japanese culture, tattoo art has a negative connotation for the majority of the Japanese people. In the eyes of an average Japanese a tattoo is considered a mark of a yakuza - a member of the Japanese mafia - or a macho symbol of members of the lower classes. Archaeologists...

Designing Your Own Tattoo
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The first thing to realize when it comes to designing your own tattoo is that it does not mean you have to be able to draw your own tattoo yourself. As a tattoo is a permanent skin mark that will stay with you the rest of your life, it often helps if it relates to you more personally, with the idea that you and your skin art would like to have a long and happy life together. Tattoos often mark a transition or event in our lives, but too often I feel people choose imagery that is too much about...

 Rae Schwarz
Body Art: The story behind tattooing and piercing in Canada
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Denise Robinson, former editor of the body art magazine Needle Exchange is now a health educator at the City of Ottawa's Health Department. She told CBC News Online that tattoo parlours and piercing studios are largely regulated the same way restaurants are regulated – with health and safety standards. Inspectors investigate facilities for infractions and studios that don’t meet standards are shut down. While there is no law that says that you must be over the age of majority to use a piercing or tattoo service, many parlours insist that those under the age of 18 provide written permission from...

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History of tattoos
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By Vince Hemingson Their is ample anthropological and archeological evidence to show that women have been altering the appearance of their breasts in order to enhance their attractiveness since the dawn of time. I am speaking primarily of tattooing, but also of body-painting and piercing. This phenomenon is more widespread than isolated and cuts across many different cultures around the world. Mummies of ancient Egyptian courtesans show that their breasts and bellies were tattooed. Berber women in North Africa still...

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