Friday, December 4, 2015

The Principles of Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 2 of 2)

Organic garden is challenging since you have to deal with unwanted guests. Some of these pests include armyworms, crickets, gypsy moth caterpillars, slugs and squash bugs. Before, people used fertilizer to kill them but in an organic setting, the best weapon is the toad that is known to eat more almost every type of insect. If you have caterpillars or spiders lurking in the garden, get a bird because this is not in the toad’s diet.

In some cases, you don’t have to buy a toad or a bird from the pet store. They may come in to your home as long as you set the ideal environment for them. You can put up a bird house or a small pond. Within days, you will have some new occupants protecting your garden.

Other insect killers which you can get to do the job include the preying mantis and the ladybug because they mark their territory and eat anything that dares enter their domain.

Plants can also be used to protect your vegetables. For example, the rosemary, sage or thyme is an effective deterrent against butterflies. Marigolds on the other hand are effective against nematodes.

But despite all the flowers and creatures that nature has to offer, crop rotation is seen as the best way to keep the soil fertile. If you planted this kind of vegetable for this season, change it with another and the return to the first after this one is harvested.

The principles behind organic gardening are very simple. You just have to be practice it so you can harvest the vegetables you have planted weeks ago.

The Principles of Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 1 of 2)

More farmers are getting into organic vegetable gardening because it is cost effective and they are able to produce almost the same yield of crops. You to can do this at home but first, you have to understand the principles of organic vegetable gardening.

First, organic vegetable gardening does not use any fertilizers, nutrients or pesticides. Nature is your partner here because you will be using two things to make it all work namely sunlight and water. We don’t produce these ourselves but you have to find the ideal area and provide adequate drainage.

Aside from sunlight and water, you can help the crops grow by using compost heap from leftover food, chipped bark, garden compost, leaf moulds and manure. You can mix these all together and then spread this throughout your garden.

A lot of people are grossed about by manure. You don’t have to scoop this from the toilet because this is sold in stores. If you have a dog, put on some gloves and put it there. Chickens are also great to have. Just let them roam around in the garden.

Some people use dead animals or meat products. You don’t put these in the soil but leave it for a couple of weeks in the bin because maggots will soon appear and this is what you use to help fertilize your garden.

Another helpful creature is the earthworm because it digs deep into the ground and aerates the soil bringing various minerals to the surface which also provides better drainage. This long pink colored creature also leaves casting behind that experts say is five times as rich in nitrogen phosphorous and potassium. Again, this can be purchased from the gardening store.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Some Vital Notes on Mineral Makeup Application Technique (part 2 of 2)

Less is more is the principle that is being implemented with this kind of makeup. It may cost much more than the regular types of cosmetics. But because you don't need to apply a lot on the course of your routine, you will be able to save up the makeup as well as the money you have spent on it in the long run.

Here are some techniques that you can follow, especially if you are only trying it out. Through this, there will be lesser chances for you to waste the cosmetics while utilizing them on yourself the best you can.

1. You must first start with the application of your foundation. For makeup that contains minerals, you have to buy a specific kind of brush to be able to apply it on your face. The brush is usually large and has rounded edge. This will suffice for usual applications. If the problem area that has to be concealed is major, you better rely on a sponge for such purpose.

If you have dry skin, you can use a moisturizer to even out your makeup. Whereas if you have oily skin, you can use some finishing powder after you have applied your makeup.

2. After the foundation, the second thing that you have to take note regarding the mineral makeup application technique is to apply a blush-on for a more defined and natural look. You must use a brush with more narrow edges for this purpose. Apply the blush with an upward stroke and create a letter C on your cheekbones.

Some Vital Notes on Mineral Makeup Application Technique (part 1 of 2)

If you are trying to find out the best mineral makeup application technique, you can start your quest by finding out the suitable brand that will fit your skin type. Not because this is the fad these days, you will hastily buy the newest products on the shelves that claim to have natural ingredients. When it comes to your skin, you cannot go with the flow and buy whatever you think is in. You have to test various brands and ask the experts if you will benefit from the products or not.

There are many cosmetics available and continue to be developed as time passes by. There are many reasons for such occurrence. And one vital fact that cannot be ignored is that people want to look pretty and made up for whatever purposes they have in mind. But even though makeup helps in achieving this state, you must be very careful with what you put on your face. You may have to go through a trial and error process with such advent. Or you can also consult a skin expert depending on the type of skin you have. This way, you will be sure that you will retain a vibrant skin even without makeup.

How to Apply the Makeup

Is there a difference with the way you apply the regular ones from the kinds of makeup that claim to contain minerals? You do not have to be skeptic about the topic because the answer is there really is. Unlike the regular ones wherein you have to apply thick coating and various layers of makeup to achieve a desired result, this is not the case with mineral makeup. With the latter, you only need to apply a thin layer on your skin. That will be enough to hide the blemishes and other imperfections that you are maybe bothered with.