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What do dreams about diamonds mean? A complete jewelry dream book

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A diamond in jewelry language is a synonym for true love, blessings of fortune, and freedom from material worries. A diamond found in a dream seems realistic: here it is, right in your palm, playing with its edges in the light!

 

Why are there diamonds in a dream? 

 

Seeing a diamond is a big, often financial, success. The shining diamond found is evidence of an equally brilliant acquaintance. Expect replenishment in telephone contacts: there is a high probability that a fateful meeting awaits you soon.

 

For free girls, a dream about a sparkling find promises a potential groom or a quick marriage; those who suffer from loneliness - a friend or girlfriend, and if you recently started a startup - a business partner, or an experienced individual entrepreneur who will be happy to share the subtleties over a business lunch.

 

The discovered diamond promises a quick profit. What will it be - material dividends or the bounties of the human soul, the dream book does not specify, but it is pleasant to receive karma bonuses. We can only say: that those who need funds can be offered a part-time job, and those looking for a dream job have the same chance.

 

A gift is seen in a dream - A Ring With A Diamond?

Most often, this type of decoration appears in a dream. Famous dream books, including those of Miller and Vaenga, interpret dreams with a diamond in much the same way: it matters how the shining pebble appeared before you and what actions were taken.

 

Woman dreaming of diamonds: Interpretations

A diamond ring will highlight a significant acquaintance or a magnificent, beautiful wedding for an unmarried girl. For married people, the dream promises a faithful, transparent relationship and a quick gift from a spouse.

 

For a pregnant woman, a diamond seen indicates a quick delivery without complications; most likely, the couple should expect an heir. But a scattering of diamonds can report twins or even triplets!

 

If a girl herself gives a ring in a dream, in reality, she can spend a lot or lose the amount she relied on.

 

Trying on a donated diamond ring is a dream come true and an increase in social or career status.

 

To see a diamond ring on one of the family members or relatives - to see them happy and successful in reality.

 

Negative Dream Meanings:

If you are trying on a worn diamond ring, the dream symbolizes vain hopes.

A giant diamond in the coil can signal an exacerbation of the disease.

Selling a diamond ring promises disappointment in some kind of deal, contract, or purchase.

 

Big Diamonds - a sign of Money?

 

The Appearance of the Precious Stone is Important:

 

  • big diamond - great happiness;
  • expensive - to financial receipts;
  • unusually beautiful - for an impressive meeting and conversation;
  • muddy - portends communication with a liar;
  • shining - can talk about a trip to another country;
  • raw - to the decision to quit a tedious job;
  • a darkened stone - to tears;
  • crystal clear says that a loved one can be trusted;
  • a multi-colored diamond predicts a trip or a journey;
  • split - working troubles;
  • dropped out - useless spending or loss of money.

 

Diamond Color is another Key to Dreaming:

 

  • green - a signal that it would be nice to check your health;
  • red - a message that there is a traitor in your circle;
  • blue - to changes in life, acquiring a new hobby or habits;
  • yellow - the envy of a friend;
  • blue - one of your superiors does not like you;
  • black - triumph or joy within the family;
  • pink - to a new job or tempting opportunities.

 

Dreaming of diamonds

 

Many diamonds dream of recognition of merit, a mark by the authorities, receiving regalia, awards, and a gift. For single women, such a dream portends interesting meetings; potential gentlemen surrounded. And for those who have already met a soul mate - pleasant events, like a successful vacation or sudden bonuses.

 

Collecting diamonds in the dream

 

Holding a diamond in your hand means recognition, fame, or even an avalanche of likes.

 

  • Buy - for profit, a gift;
  • Receive as a gift - success in personal life and improvement in financial status;
  • Giving diamonds - to sudden expenses;
  • Choose in the store - for a significant purchase;
  • Just admiring a showcase with jewelry is a great joy;
  • Making an offer by handing a ring is good news;
  • Selling a diamond in a dream - participating in an exciting business in reality;
  • To make jewelry with a precious stone yourself - to participate in a profitable business;
  • Take diamonds for yourself - break off relations;
  • Steal - to unrequited love;
  • Look for diamonds in a dream - solve other people's problems;
  • Putting on yourself - to a cash bonus;
  • To clean, wash diamonds - to pleasant events;
  • Wear on your finger - to the realization of the desired;
  • Measure a large ring - your efforts will finally be noticed at work;
  • Win a diamond in a dream - compete in something in reality;
  • Find on the floor - for a romantic meeting;
  • Losing a diamond - to problems with money;
  • Hide - to the fear of being robbed;
  • Scatter and collect diamonds - to solve troubling problems;
  • Split a diamond - to a family quarrel;
  • Swallowing a diamond that has fallen out of a piece of jewelry is an unprofitable business.

 

Did you dream that the Diamonds were stolen?

Stealing diamonds yourself - to an unrequited feeling; if you suffered from theft in a dream - in reality, an enemy has wound up in your environment, be more careful.

 

And if you dreamed that the diamond falls from the ring?

It is good if the diamond was quickly found - although this promises a problem, but with a subsequent solution. With the loss of a stone, you can expect monetary troubles - for example, receiving an amount less than what you expected or a waste.

 

Types of Stones: Earrings or other Jewelry 

Earrings with diamonds dream of a promising acquaintance or mutual love; they can also mean quick profits if you are in a relationship. This is a favorable sign that can “whiten out” the black streak in life.

 

Found an earring in a dream? Even if there is only one earring, the goal promises good luck. If the earrings are paired, expect a big karma bonus like a promotion at work or additional funds for a dream vacation.

 

Putting on earrings in a dream is “beautifying”: expect a pleasant and promising rendezvous.

 

If the earring is lost, you can expect conflict and misunderstanding in your personal life. Sleep warns of a possible problem in a pair: work ahead of the curve. Anyone who cannot find an earring in a dream, tormented by conjectures and changing places, in reality, most likely, communicates with an unfaithful friend.

 

If you dream of a golden necklace with diamonds, such a dream portends happiness; if the stones turn out to be fake - betrayal by a loved one or divorce.

 

A torn necklace warns of a possible severe danger.

 

Are you trying on a necklace in a dream? Wait for a good offer or a chance to prove yourself in all its glory. But if there is not enough money for the desired neck decoration, in reality, it will be challenging to cope with the fulfillment of a dream.

 

A bracelet with a diamond can dream of gossip or intrigue with your participation in a scandalous affair.

 

A diamond brooch promises peace and joy in the family.

 

Silver ring - for a friendly meeting.

 

A crown with inlay will give the owner of the dream a holiday in reality.

 

Pendant with a diamond - to the alertness of the second half: do not deceive the trust placed.

 

An engagement ring - to success in your own business.

 

Gemstones without cut can mean home or country repairs.

 

Dream with diamonds for men

Such dreams often talk about how a man is doing in business and career: diamond, the king of gems, the most complex and most wear-resistant mineral, symbolizes power.

 

A simple men's ring with a diamond means rivalry among friends or colleagues, but a richly decorated ring, on the contrary, states recognized respect in the team.

 

Gold cufflinks with pebbles hint that you will soon be spinning in “important” circles; they can also talk about a landmark business meeting or event.

 

Interestingly, a man may dream of a scattering of diamonds on the floor as a warning about possible "pitfalls," through which, however, it is worth going through to receive his dividends.

 

 

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Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day celebration in which God is thanked for the richness of that year's harvest. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States and on the second Monday in October in Canada. Bemorepanda loves Thanksgiving Day!

 

When was Thanksgiving Day first celebrated?

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November, commemorates the miraculous harvest that, in 1621, saved the lives of the first immigrants to arrive in the New World from the British lands.

 

How is Thanksgiving Day celebrated in the US, Canada and the UK?

 

Thanksgiving parades are organized in the United States, with school fanfares. Also in the United States, most businesses are closed on Thursdays and Fridays to allow employees to spend more time with family and friends. The only ones that remain open are the shops, Thanksgiving being followed by Black Friday, the day with the biggest discounts of the year.

 

 

In the United Kingdom, Thanksgiving is another name for Harvest Day and is celebrated in churches and villages on a Sunday after the harvest in that locality, without being a particularly important holiday. This holiday was taken over by the first settlers who arrived in the New World, where it was first celebrated in 1621, as a sign of gratitude for the miraculous harvest obtained in harsh climatic conditions.

 

In December 1941, the US Congress passed a resolution making the fourth Thursday in November officially the national holiday of the Americans.

 

 

In Canada, the roots of the holiday differ from those in the United States. British explorer Martin Frobisher was trying to find a way to the East. He failed, but settled in Canada. In 1578, he held a ceremony to thank God for surviving such a long journey. Other settlers who arrived later continued the tradition.

 

What does Thanksgiving Day entail and what does it mean?

 

For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means a special day, spent with family and dear friends, who gather at the table and show their appreciation for the rich harvest of the last year.

 

 

Millions of Americans trying to get to another part of the country today, by car or plane, on Thanksgiving Day, face major problems due to weather conditions. Thanksgiving brings together all family members together, which causes most companies to declare days off on both Thursday and Friday to allow employees to spend time with their relatives.

 

Facts about Thanksgiving Day

 

Here's what Thanksgiving Day is for Americans:

 

1. Feast of food

 

Thanksgiving is a holiday that, more than any other, begins and ends with food. Turkey, potatoes, corn and various fillings are all synonymous with this day.

 

2. Show your gratitude by helping others

 

It is easy to enjoy a free day spent with your family and enjoying the most delicious snacks, but you must also think about those in need. Many Americans set aside a little of their time on this day to help families who have nothing to put on Thanksgiving or even invite them to spend time together.

 

 

3. Family also includes friends

 

On Thanksgiving it is important to be grateful. That's why many Americans prefer to spend time with friends and not family or why not bring both groups together.

 

4. Agitation

 

To prepare for this day, the Americans are in a constant hustle and bustle to find the right turkey and the best pies, sauces and fillings to put on the table.

 

5. Travel

 

Many Americans have to go to other cities to spend time with their families, and others who are bored with this tradition take advantage of the two days off and go on a relaxing trip. Whatever they choose, all Americans have something to do on this special day.

 

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The natural world is divided into three major groups: the animal world, the plant world, and the mineral world.

 

The latter is not and has never been alive, it is an inorganic world. Diamond is part of the category of minerals. Each of the minerals is defined by the types, the relativity of the atoms it contains, and the way they are arranged.

 

Differences in structure and chemical composition give minerals unique properties. For example, spinel atoms are arranged in the same way as diamond atoms, the difference being that the spinel is made up of different chemical elements.

 

Diamonds are women’s best friends

 

A chemical element is a substance that contains only one kind of atom. Most minerals are made up of two or more such substances. Once used to imitate diamonds, Spinel is made up of three chemical elements: magnesium, aluminum, and oxygen.

 

Diamond is the only stone made up of a single element: carbon.

 

 

The diamond usually consists of 99.95% carbon, with the remaining 0.05% being other elements whose atoms are not part of the chemical structure of the diamond. Some of these elements are used to determine the color of the diamond.

 

The way it is formed gives the minerals a special identity. Diamonds are formed at extremely high temperatures and under conditions of special pressure, which exist only at certain distances below the earth's surface. Graphite, for example, is made in the same way as diamond, made of carbon, but in such different conditions that graphite is so soft that it can be used in writing, while a diamond can only be scratched by another diamond.

 

The composition, the structure, and the way of forming give the diamond the qualities that make it so extraordinary.

 

GET TO KNOW THE FOUR “Cs”

 

As with other stones, diamonds with special qualities are rarer and more valuable than lower-quality diamonds.

 

The 4Cs are universal and are an effective means of characterizing diamonds and are used both in trade and among members of the diamond processing community. These four factors professionally describe the quality of diamonds and refer to:

 

  • clarity
  • color
  • carat (weight)
  • cut 

 

One of the value factors of a diamond stands out precisely because this stone is rare. Most diamonds have shades of yellow or brown and this is why colorless diamonds have a better color rating than those that tend to yellow.

 

The value and rarity of a diamond are closely related, and the four C's describe the qualities of the diamond in very precise terms.

 

CLARITY

 

Like most elements of nature, Diamond is not perfect in all respects. Diamonds may have inclusions and surface irregularities; together they are characteristics of the clarity of a diamond.

 

Inclusion:

 

  • a defining characteristic of the clarity of a diamond, practically enclosed in a stone or extending from the surface of the stone to its interior.

 

Irregularity:

 

  • a defining characteristic of the clarity of a diamond that is found only on the outer surface of a polished stone.
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As with the rest of the factors that give the value of a diamond, clarity is directly correlated with the rarity.

 

Flawless is the highest degree of clarity in the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) diamond clarity rating scale. Diamonds classified as flawless have no visible inclusions on examination at 10 times magnification by an experienced gemologist.

 

Cataloging Diamonds by Clarity:

 

F - Flawless

IF - Internally Flawless

VVS1 and VVS2 - Very Very Slightly Included

VS1 and VS2 - Very Slightly Included

SI1 and SI2 - Slightly Included

I1, I2, and I3 - Included

 

COLOR

 

Most people think of a diamond as a colorless stone, but in fact, it is very rare. Most diamonds used in jewelry are almost colorless but have light yellow to brown shades.

 

There is a wide range of colors, the rarest diamonds are those colored in pink, dark red, and green, and a higher color intensity automatically means a higher value.

 

The larger the diamond, the more obvious the color. Color differences can be very subtle, but they can still cause dramatic price changes.

 

The color grading table for diamonds was compiled by the GIA in the 1950s.

 

It describes the normal color grading range from D (colorless) to Z (slightly yellow and brown). Today, the GIA's diamond color grading scale is the most widespread in the world, and it is often referred to as the "D-to-Z scale."

 

Each letter represents a range of colors based on a combination of tones - both light and dark - and saturation - intensity.

 

Diamonds can have noticeable differences in color depth but still belong to the same color group.

 

CUT

 

A well-cut diamond manages to best highlight the other three qualities, important features of the diamond: brilliance, stone fire, and sparkle.

 

Shine - is the white light reflected from the surface and inside of a polished diamond.

 

Fire - the brightness of color that we see when we look at a polished diamond.

 

Sparkle - the flashes of light that we see when a diamond or the light source we are looking at is moving.

 

The term “brilliant cut” is used as a general term for stones of any shape, which have most of the faces cut in a triangular shape and which start radiantly around a central point. By far the most popular diamond cut is the round brilliant. The diamond has 57 or 58 sides, depending on the presence or absence of the package (the bottom of a diamond).

 

But let's see what the names of a diamond's faces are:

 

  • Crown - is the top of the diamond and is located above the round
  • Ronda (or belt) - is the narrow section of a polished diamond that makes the connection between the crown and the diamond flag (bottom) being the point of attachment of the stone in the jewelry.
  • The pavilion - the bottom of a faceted diamond, the part that is under the roundabout.
  • Facet - a flat, polished surface of a stone.
  • The package - is the underside of a polished stone, from which the flag practically rises.
  • Cuts in shapes other than round are called fancy cuts.

 

CARAT

 

Diamonds are weighed with great precision, and the unit of measurement is the metric carat which is abbreviated as "cts" or "ct".

 

The subdivision of the metric carat is the point (abbreviated "pt"), and 100 points are the equivalent of one carat.

 

Weights over one carat are usually expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.03 ct stone will be described as "one comma zero three-carat". The weight is expressed in dots for diamonds weighing less than one carat. For example, 0.83 ct will read "eighty-three points".

 

The price of diamonds is set according to all factors: color, cut, clarity. The weight is just another factor that has a say in the price of a diamond.

 

!!! Do not confuse the terms "carat" and "karat". Karat is the unit of measurement that defines the purity - or fineness - of gold.

 

SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY OF DIAMOND CUTTING

 

There was a time when people believed that diamonds had magical qualities. It was believed that unpolished diamonds have the power to protect against evil spirits, that they have the power to cure various ailments, and to make the one who carries the stone on him indestructible, just like a diamond. It was also believed that if you tried to grind that gem, the miraculous powers of diamonds would disappear.

 

When they started giving up superstitions, diamonds began to lose their charm. This is because a diamond in a shape other than an octagon with clean facets, a rough diamond, was no longer of interest. In most diamonds, irregular surfaces hide their outstanding optical qualities.

 

Things began to change in the 14th and 15th centuries when diamond grinding techniques began to develop. Although they did not find a way to grind diamonds, the first diamond grinders discovered that they could use diamond powder to remove irregularities and make natural surfaces more transparent.

 

In the 16th century, grinders could process a diamond by grinding the point upwards, thus creating a flat-faced facet. The result was called a "flat cut." At the beginning of the 17th century, the grinding process (grinding, rolling) was already a little more advanced. The grinders used it to cut roses in the shape of roses (roses), with a flat base and with the top facets that joined at a certain point. Although this process gave rise to more carefully processed diamonds, much of the unpolished diamond was lost.

 

People began to split diamonds in the 17th century. At the very least, the shape of the future diamond could be traced from the unpolished stone. The number of losses decreased because they no longer had to practically grind the diamond in the grinding process.

 

The rotary cutter, introduced around 1900 and the lasers introduced in the 1970s, created the possibility of obtaining even more perfect cuts.

 

Diamond cutting today consists of 3 or 4 steps: splitting or cutting (sometimes even both processes), grinding, and finishing.

 

WHY ARE ETERNAL DIAMONDS?

"Diamonds are forever" is one of the best slogans in the advertising industry in this field. This slogan has several meanings. It refers to the fact that for centuries, diamond has been the most coveted stone, it refers to the beauty of diamonds that remain unchanged forever and it refers to the durability of these stones.

 

Durability is the property of diamonds to withstand degrading factors caused by wear, heat, or chemicals. The hardness varies from one stone to another and depends on the chemical structure and their structure.

 

The way the diamonds were formed and the fact that they withstood the road to the surface of the earth is a miracle.

 

The arid desert of South Africa, the Siberian platforms, the tundra of northeastern Canada, or the oceanic coasts of southwestern Africa, are important areas in diamond mining.

 

The process of diamond extraction is very complex and time-consuming. Thus, in addition to digging mines, digging tens of thousands of tons of earth, mining companies have to build real cities around these mines. Given the large number of people involved in this process of diamond mining, mining companies are building real cities near the mines to house and feed hundreds of workers and even create leisure conditions for them.

 

Mining involves a lot of work and fabulous expenses, and yet the quantities of diamonds obtained are relatively small. Identifying a possible diamond deposit alone costs a few million dollars.

 

 

Miners have to process about a ton of rock to get half a carat of crude. Diamond deposits in any mine are limited. For example, the Ekati mine in Canada began operations in 1998. It is currently estimated that the entire mine will be exploited for about 20 years, and the number of diamonds mined will be about 3-4 million carats (raw material). ).

 

But not only the quantity plays an important role in the profitability of a mine, but also the quality of the extracted diamonds. For example, the Argyle mine in Australia has a huge diamond deposit and has one of the best ratios of rough diamonds per tonne of rock extracted (3 carats per tonne), but the amount of polished diamonds obtained is very small. . Thus, only 5% of the number of rough diamonds extracted is of gem quality and does not require additional processing operations to obtain diamonds for mounting in jewelry. 70% of the extracted rough diamonds require special and additional processing to be able to make polished diamonds for jewelry, and the remaining 30% is only of industrial quality and is used to make cutting and abrasive tools.

 

Continuing the discussion on the subject of hardness and strength, we must say that Jade, for example, is very hard, but not hard at all… it cannot be easily broken, but it is soft enough to be modeled with simple tools. A diamond, on the other hand, can only be broken if it is hit in the right place and is so strong that it can only be scratched by another diamond.

 

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The birth of a baby is one of the most joyful and exciting events in the life of every family. Bemorepanda will tell you what gifts would be appropriate on the day of meeting a newborn or baby shower.


Baby shower and discharge from the maternity hospital is always a great holiday: for a mother, it is a long-awaited return home, and reunion with her loved ones. For the relatives, it is the first acquaintance with a new family member. What holiday is complete without gifts? The father of the child, as well as relatives and friends of the young mother, will have to show all their imagination to please the hero of the occasion with something genuinely original and, at the same time, practical. To help readers in the complex matter of choosing, we have prepared more than a hundred ideas of what to give mom and newborn for the baby shower and discharge from the hospital.


What to give for a baby shower


Any gifts related to caring for a child are welcome, but you should not forget about the mother herself either because, in the postpartum period, a woman also needs support and care.


Gifts for mom


1. Baby monitor


A compact electronic device makes it possible to look after a child at a considerable distance. With such a gadget, the mother can stay in touch with the newborn, no matter what room she is in. A more complex alternative would be a video baby monitor - for such a gift, the newly-made mother will also say “thank you” to you.


2. Photoshoot

Babies grow fast and change daily, so every moment with them is unique. A professional photo shoot will help you capture special moments. It can be a family shoot, where both parents and a baby are present in the frame, or an individual shoot of a newborn - a newborn photo session.


3. Vitamin complex

In the process of bearing a child and childbirth, a woman spends a lot of physical and mental resources; therefore, in the postpartum period, the female body needs to be restored more than ever. A complex of vitamins can be a practical gift, but it makes sense to find out in advance which vitamins a woman needs.


4. Blender

After six months, such a gift will help prepare cereals, mashed potatoes, and mousses for a growing baby. When choosing a blender, pay attention to the quality of grinding the product and give preference to silent models so that the device does not frighten the child with a loud sound.


5. Humidifier

A helpful device for creating and maintaining an optimal microclimate in the children's room. When choosing a humidifier as a gift for mom, it is essential to consider the following characteristics: safety, energy consumption, water tank volume, and noise level.


Gifts for wife


1. Family photo album

In the era of digital content, any analog media becomes a curiosity. But how nice it is to leaf through photo albums, remembering the main milestones in your family's life! The album will be a touching gift and help form a sweet family tradition: fill it with photo memories first with your wife, then with your children.


2. Blanket with sleeves

It will be nice to wrap yourself in such a blanket with a book and a mug of hot tea when you have free time, for example, while the baby is sleeping. Sleeved blankets come in various designs and colors, so you'll find the right option.


3. A set for creating a cast of the arms and legs of a child

Making a cast on a baby's hand or foot is a great way to capture and immortalize the precious moments of the first months of a baby's life and development. A sweet and touching gift that any mother will love.


4. Jewelry

It can be anything at the husband's discretion, such as an elegant pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring with a precious stone. Jewelry as a gift for discharge from the hospital will be an unforgettable surprise and will remind your beloved of her femininity and beauty.


5. Curtains-blackout

The baby sleeps sensitively, so it is essential to neutralize any factors that may disturb his sleep as much as possible. Thick blackout curtains will help create a comfortable environment for sleeping at any time of the day. And if the baby sleeps well, the mother has more time to rest.


Gifts for a friend


1. Sling

Cloth made of fabric, designed to carry the baby on you. Slings are suitable because they allow you to unload your hands, but at the same time not part with the baby. Convenient for travel, which is especially true if your friend plans to be an active mother.


2. Wireless headphones

A technological gift that will come in handy for a young mother in a new status. With such headphones, it is convenient to rock the baby, retire for feeding, do household chores, turn on music, a lecture, or an audiobook.


3. Stroller bag

In such a bag, you can put napkins, spare diapers, a drinker, and everything that can come in handy outside the home. A practical accessory that is handy to take for a walk with a child.


4. Cozy pajamas

After childbirth, any woman experiences physical discomfort for some time. Cute homemade little things will help ease her feelings and bring comfort to her everyday life: soft flannel pajamas, a plaid, or soft slippers.


5. Fitball

A multifunctional gift that will be useful not only for the mom but also for the baby. Why might it be needed? Bend your fingers:


  • so that mom or dad can rock the baby while sitting on the football,
  • so that mom can do fitness right at home,
  • so that parents introduce the baby to the fitball - there are special exercises for babies.


Gift for maternity hospital discharge


Most often, gifts are given for discharge that is useful here and now, but it will not be shameful to share something that is not yet in demand but will be needed shortly, such as educational toys.


Gifts for a boy


1. Night light with a projector

Projections of animals may seem frightening to the little one, but a night light with an imitation of the starry sky is perfect. The kid will watch with great interest the movement of stars on the ceiling and walls of the room.


2. Teether

The accessory will not only relieve pain during teething but also contribute to developing fine motor skills and forming a correct bite in a child. When choosing a teether, it is essential to consider the material of manufacture. In this sense, silicone is optimal: it is safe, pleasant to the touch, and odorless.


3. Bath toys

Swimming is always more fun in the company of rubber ducks and colorful fish. The kid from such a gift will be delighted. An alternative option is a circle for newborns around the neck, which will help keep the baby afloat.


4. Toys over the crib

The device is a suspended structure with various toys that, when turned on, begin to rotate to a pleasant melody. The mobile is usually mounted above the crib or stroller. Such a toy entertains the baby and develops the skill of concentration. Choose tactile pastel colors made from sustainable materials.


5. A set of bibs

An indispensable thing during feeding, especially when the baby's teeth begin to cut. Pay attention to the quality of the material and, of course, to the prints. The shape is also essential - for example, bibs in the form of a bandana look pretty.


Gifts for a girl


1. Massage brush

This baby brush has soft bristles and a comfortable handle. A gentle massage of the child's head with this comb will improve blood circulation and stimulate the hair follicles, accelerating the growth of the girl's first hair.


2. A set of children's dishes

Regarding complementary foods, such a gift will find a use. The dishes should be durable, made of environmentally friendly materials, and attractive with a bright design.


3. Textile book

A colorful product made of soft, safe material will suit babies at 3-6 months of age. The book will help the child's fine motor skills and imagination and will last a long time.


4. Dreamcatcher

According to ancient Indian beliefs, the amulet protects the sleeper from illness and drives away bad dreams. You can make it yourself or buy it ready-made. The wicker decoration at the head of the baby's bed will look cute and original.


5. Comfort toy

Any separation from the mother, even a short one, can be stressful for the newborn. The comfort toy is designed to calm the baby when a woman needs to leave, for example, to the kitchen or the bathroom. To "activate" the toy, the mother must put it next to her while feeding the baby.



Other gift ideas for baby shower

Sleep cocoon


Car seat


Electric swing


Robot vacuum cleaner


Ionizer


Changing table


Organizer for small things


Bathtub


A set of towels


Set of children's bed linen


Busy board


Interactive educational math


Orthopedic pillow


Baby bottle


Floor puzzles


Rompers


Linen for feeding


Bed canopy


Multicooker


Blanket


A set of quality rattles


Bag chair


Yoga mat


Quartz lamp


Bright piggy bank with a thematic inscription


Decorative plate with metric


Baby scales


Baby care book


Frame


Portrait of mom and dad with a child made to order


Stroller


Diaper set


Height meter


Smart speaker


A set of children's hygiene products


Stylish pacifiers


Booties


Bottle sterilizer


Festive PP cake


Thermos for baby food


Clothes with the baby zodiac sign


Warmer toy


Storybook


Non-contact thermometer


Baby manicure set


Velcro diapers


A basket with dried fruits, marmalade, and other permitted sweets


Antistress coloring book


Slider


Nourishing baby cream


A set of soft wet wipes


Inflatable children's pool


Hat and socks set


Sea salt for bathing


Recipe book for children


Certificate for a spa or massage


Pillow letters with the name of the baby


Slingbuses


Ergo backpack


Chair for babies


Soothing white noise toy


Pillow for feeding


Crib mattress


Award figurine "To the best mother."


Envelope for a newborn


Playpen-bed


Bath towel with a hood



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“No parabens” is the motto of people who are used to reading the list of ingredients carefully. Are they right when they avoid this component?


Sometimes a broad discussion of the action of certain ingredients is a significant phenomenon that helps people maintain their health. We have already understood the beneficial and harmful properties of silicones. This time, let's talk about parabens, among the "victims" of such discussions. Everything is not so simple, and before passing a verdict on them, it is necessary to study the properties of these substances in more detail and get acquainted with the opinion of scientists on this matter. How can parabens in cosmetics be harmful, and are they harmful at all? Let's figure it out right now, but at the same time, we'll see if it's worth choosing natural paraben-free cosmetics as a replacement.


About parabens in cosmetics 

Parabens are chemical compounds (to be more precise, we are talking about esters of para-Hydroxybenzoic acid) that are famous for their antiseptic properties and have been used as preservatives for a long time, both in the food industry and in the pharmaceutical and beauty industries.


Parabens can be synthesized or obtained from plants in the laboratory - yes, there are natural parabens found, for example, in cranberries, lingonberries, and sour.


In the composition of medicines or cosmetics, parabens allow you to extend their shelf life by preventing the growth of bacteria.


Why are parabens dangerous? This is where the controversy begins. The trouble with parabens began when scientists studying breast cancer discovered high concentrations of parabens in tumors. And some have linked it to cosmetics containing parabens (such as deodorants that are applied to the underarm area).


So far, it has not been possible to accurately confirm that cosmetics affect the development of this type of cancer. Still, even a hypothesis was enough for many people to take up arms against parabens.


Properties of parabens in cosmetic

Parabens are considered the most popular preservative today. What is the reason for such a choice?


Antibacterial properties


Thanks to parabens in jars and tubes with cosmetics, there will be no active reproduction of bacteria and fungi. This means they can be used safely for longer without fear that the skin will react with irritation or inflammation.


Ability to stabilize the formula

Another plus of parabens is that they perform a stabilizing function in the formulas of products: their presence in the procedure maintains the desired consistency and allows all components to coexist harmoniously.


Parabens, unlike other preservatives, are effective in small concentrations. Manufacturers who emphasize the natural composition of their cosmetics can use natural preservatives. They are needed in much larger quantities to keep the product fresh for a long time. Organic acids and essential oils are potent allergens. There is a high risk that these products will cause an adverse reaction in the skin.


The downside is that parabens can cause allergies. But the long-term practice of their use shows that the risks are more diminutive in the case of parabens. They are used in the food industry. International standards ensure maximum safety. The creators of cosmetics use these substances in a limited amount.


What cosmetics contain parabens?


Parabens are needed primarily in the composition of funds with a liquid, cream,m or gel texture. In a word, in cosmetics that contain water. A humid environment is favorable for the reproduction of bacteria, and parabens prevent this.


Foundation

Due to the presence of parabens, tonal foundations “live” from six months to 1.5 years. The expiration date,e in this case, is affected not so much by the concentration of preservatives as by the texture of the product - for example, the fluid will serve you less than a thick and dense foundation.


Mascara

Mascara cannot be made without parabens, but its shelf life is the shortest compared to other beauty products: it is recommended to use mascara no longer than 3 months after opening the package.


Concealer

Parabens extend the shelf life of this product to about six months.


Lip gloss

With these tools - the same story as with the category of concealers: you can do makeup with them only for about six months. But without parabens, this period would be even shorter.


Liquid shadows, highlighters, bronzers, lipstick,s and other water-based products also contain parabens. The most common areethyl parabenss andmethyl parabenss. They are safe and resistant to external influences, including thermal. But dry shadows will last you a long time and without parabens in the composition. True, by the end of the expiration date, they will likely no longer fit perfectly. But from the,m it will be possible to make lipstick of an unusual shade. Just follow this video guide.


How are parabens identified in cosmetics?

We have already discussed the general rules that will help you quickly check the composition of cosmetics here. Since parabens are a whole group of substances, you will have to remember a few bare names and symbols to recognize them on the packaging. Parabens that are often used in the manufacture of cosmetics include methylparaben (it can be found in the list of ingredients under the codes E218 and E219), ethylparaben (E214), propylparaben (E216), butylparaben, benzyl paraben, isobutyl paraben.


In addition, among the designations of parabens are met again, propagation, nipagin, and nipazol. They can even be combined under the general name "hydroxybenzoic acids, without specifying the details.


Are there cosmetics without parabens?


Today, the list of brands that produce cosmetics without parabens and sulfates is quite extensive. In the absence of these ingredients in the composition of their products, many manufacturers use them as an advertisement. Therefore it may seem that such beauty products are becoming more common. However, statistics show the opposite: more than 75% of cosmetics still contain parabens.


Cosmetics

Those who are not going to give up cosmetics with parabens completely, but are still afraid of this controversial ingredient, should pay attention to thorough skin cleansing.


What is the best way to remove paraben makeup? One of the leading "working" means micellar water - the features of its production allow you not to use sulfates and parabens. The same applies to many hydrophilic oils.


Micellar water

It's good that cosmetics lovers have a choice. Science is not yet able to provide accurate data proving that parabens in cosmetics are harmful and cause life-threatening diseases. But for those who want to eliminate any risks associated with parabens, products labeled paraben-free can be preferred.


Cosmetics without parabens

It is essential to understand that the absence of parabens does not always make cosmetics 100% safe. So, substitutes for parabens arepropanoll,quaternion-15, butyl hydroxy anisole (E320 or BHA), and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) - and these substances have been proven toxic and carcinogenic. However, they are found not only in cosmetics but also in food.


About natural cosmetics, manufacturers of natural beauty products also use paraben-free labels. They use vitamins E and C, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, propolis, and grapefruit seed extract as preservatives. The last component has gained particular popularity as a natural disinfectant and preservative.


Grapefruit seed extract

In the case of natural cosmetics, the question arises, how effective are the preservatives used in it. If methyl and ethyl parabens in cosmetics, as a rule, are no more than 0.4% of the composition, natural substitutes will be required in much higher concentrations to compare with them in terms of strength. Do not forget that many natural ingredients that can increase the shelf life of cosmetics can cause allergic reactions.



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Best BB Face Creams 2022

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With the advent of BB creams, many began to change their tonal foundations to this tool: it also masks imperfections. It corrects complexion, and at the same time, it also cares for the skin, improving its condition and allowing you to get rid of blemishes. It is used daily and determines the quality of makeup, so the chosen BB cream must be perfect, which applies to both the decorative and the care side.

 

Why do you need a BB Cream? 

The deciphering of two Bs in the name of this cream explains everything: it is blemish balm, which translates as “balm against imperfections” (what is the difference between BB and CC cream, we told here). This explains everything - the tool helps achieve perfect skin and works for this in two directions.

 

Firstly, the texture of the cream contains pigments that create an even tonal coverage on the skin and hide imperfections like redness and dark circles under the eyes. Secondly, the BB cream contains components that care for the skin: moisturize it, nourish it, soothe inflamed areas, and protect it from UV rays and other aggressive environmental factors.

 

Thus, the imperfections that the BB cream is designed to hide gradually disappear on their own - the tool solves external and inside problems.

 

BB creams often come in several shades that adapt to the skin tone. You can also choose the right option for your skin type: when BB creams gained popularity, they began to be produced in different formats and with different textures so that everyone could find the best product for themselves.

 

You can read about the best makeup bases here.

 

What is the difference between corrector, concealer, and BB cream?

Some helpful information, so you don't confuse these tools. Concealers are designed to mask minor skin imperfections. The concealer is applied around the eyes. The corrector is used all over the face. The first has a light, reflective texture and lies under the foundation.

 

Do you need BB cream? Makeup artists disagree: some believe this is a new marketing move, and someone has seriously revised their professional set. One thing is essential: your face needs hydration. And if you want to combine it with the direct application of foundation, BB cream will come in handy.

 

Top 10 BB creams

 

10. Maybelline BB Cream Dream Satin Hydrating SPF 30

The manufacturer of the legendary decorative cosmetics could not stay away from BB creams - and made Dream Satin suitable for most skin types! Aloe extract is universal. It nourishes and moisturizes regardless of the season. A decisive SPF-30 factor allows you to stay in the sun for a long time. The texture is light, absorbed in 1-2 minutes.

 

9. GARNIER BB cream moisturizer SPF15

Garnier offers five shades of BB cream at once - choose the one that suits you best. Caffeine is declared in the composition. This ingredient perfectly tones the skin. In addition to it, there is grapefruit extract, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. Such a “vitamin cocktail” will take care of your health while decorative cosmetics remain on your face. The cream has a light texture and absorbs quickly. Bloggers note the lifting effect.

 

8. "BB" Cream SPF 50 by Kiehl's

With only one necessary amendment: in summer, more intense sun protection is needed from type A and type B rays (UVA and UVB). So if you have fair skin, it is better to choose a BB cream with SPF 50. Kiehl’s has one, for example.

 

It has excellent abilities both in skincare and in masking imperfections. The tool is distinguished by a useful composition, which can improve the quality of the skin. Therefore, there is an instant softening and smoothing effect and a long-term impact - with regular use of the cream, the skin condition noticeably improves: the tone evens out, and it becomes fresh and toned.

 

 

This product contains hyaluronic acid. It penetrates the epidermis layers, providing a leveling of relief and even smoothing wrinkles (with prolonged use). The manufacturer focuses on the absence of fragrances and parabens. BB cream is suitable for sensitive and allergy-prone skin. In addition to toning and a matte effect, there is nutrition - due to vitamins A, E, and F.

 

7. Holika Holika Petit BB Moisturizing Cream SPF30

Talking about BB creams without mentioning Korean cosmetics is an omission, so our rating includes a product from Holika Holika. Active ingredients - salicylate and glycerin - fight irritation, and remove skin flaking. The tool "does not roll" when applied, and hyaluronic acid provides moisture for 12 hours. Thanks to SPF-30, the cream is suitable for sun-prone skin.

 

6. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42

Another Korean BB face cream, its “highlight,” is a decisive sun protection factor (SPF 42). The manufacturer promises whitening, matting effect, and even lifting; according to bloggers, it's all there. The product is recommended for "age" skin. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and ceramides will maintain tone even under a solid layer of cosmetics!

 

5. La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream for Sensitive Skin SPF20

Shea butter (shea butter) and vitamin E carefully care for the face while the product performs its primary function - toning imperfections. The cream is labeled "hypoallergenic / non-comedogenic," so make-up artists recommend it for problem skin. SPF is weak (20), and Hydreane BB is more suitable for evening make-up. The light perfume smell is not irritating and harmonizes with most perfumes.

 

4. L'Oreal Paris BB cream WULT color-correcting foundation

The “tonal” mark on this face cream means a more prosperous and denser texture. The composition contains vitamins of groups B and E, which means nutrition. Thanks to the liquid surface, the prod easily squeezeseeze out of the tuand be, the application takes only 1-2 minutes. SPF-20 protection is suitable for dark, sun-resistant skin.

 

3. BB C'est Magic by L'Oréal Paris

For girls with dry skin, hydration comes first. A versatile moisturizer that can be worn no matter the season is L'Oréal Paris' BB C'est Magic. The cream will ensure that the skin tone is even - with its help, you can create a flawless base for your make-up or self-coverage.

 

In both cases, it will only change the skin's condition for the better. So, fig extract in the composition will provide 24-hour hydration. Antioxidant ingredients help in protecting the skin from premature aging; the same benefit is from SPF 20. In general, they promise L’Oréal Paris that after a week of application, you will notice improvements in the general condition of the skin.

 

2. Effaclar from La Roche-Posay

Owners of problematic skin are among the first and foremost recipients of BB creams because, in addition to an even tone, they are aimed at controlling that same blemish (imperfections). Indeed, with problem skin, in our opinion, it is worth giving preference to a prophylactic BB cream. Especially for problem skin, they are produced by brands specializing in the care of such skin, especially for problem skin. For example, you can find the best option for Effaclar from La Roche-Posay.

 

It does not offer an abundance of shades, but it allows you to solve the main problem of skin prone to imperfections: it hides and prevents traces of post-acne and has a preventive effect, helping to get rid of rashes. As part of salicylic and lipo hydroxy acids, which even out the skin texture and prevent clogging of pores, a fashionable component of niacinamide, moisturizes and soothes the skin.

 

1. Top Secrets Ultra Moisture Glow by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

Among the valuable properties of this remedy, the most powerful is moisturizing: the formula relieves dryness for 24 hours, leaving no chance for the skin to remain dull, devoid of radiance and “life.” Reflective particles in the cream also enhance the effect.

 

Thanks to them, you can forget about mixing foundation with highlighter - Top Secrets Ultra Moisture Glow combines both products. It evens out the tone, allowing you to hide imperfections and give the skin a flawless look. The result will remain for a long time - for this purpose. The formula contains particular fixing components. And caring ingredients with each use of the cream improve the skin's condition.

 

 

How to choose a BB cream: sharing the nuances

 

BB face cream translates as Blemish Balm, i.e., "healing." A modern tool is suitable for dealing with small pimples and as a base for make-up. New active components have appeared, and the beneficial effect has increased. What to look for when choosing?

 

Look for the label "for skin type." Even moisturizers vary by skin type. Dry "asks" for nutrition and hydration, oily - control of sebum release. Chamomile, Aloe Vera will soothe sensitive skin. And no parabens, of course!

 

Don't forget about SPF filters. BB-cream for the face is planned to be applied under daytime makeup, so take care of sun protection. If you are prone to burning, choose a high SPF (greater than 30). The same applies to freckles - if you do not strive for maximum naturalness.

 

Apply a tester before buying. You can only understand how the skin will react to the product after application. The most sensitive place is in the crook of the elbow, but the store may not appreciate the rolled-up sleeves. Therefore, apply the product on the wrist and wait 3-5 minutes. If the composition contains an allergic component, slight redness/irritation will appear.

 

Hyaluronic acid is the best moisturizer. It contains enzymes that are involved in the renewal of epidermal cells. In addition, they retain natural moisture on the surface of the skin. BB cream with hyaluronic acid is ideal for those with a tendency to peel.

 

You can read about the best makeup bases here.

 

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