Monday, April 20, 2009

Trendy and Affordable Wholesale Apparel

Trendy and Affordable Wholesale Apparel
by Claire Schaper

If you plan to set-up a successful clothing business, one great way to start would be buying wholesale apparel from a reputable company that guarantees quality, style, and cost-effectiveness. Today, lots of wholesale companies are in the market and you can find them both in directories or on the Internet. However, if you don't want to settle for anything less than quality wholesalers with the best possible price then Los Angeles or New York fashion district are the best places to start. Of course this applies only if you are in based in California or New York. But if you have access to these places, you can walk around the streets of the fashion district area full of wholesale women's clothing wholesalers offering off-price fashion apparel. If not, your best bet is scouring the wholesale apparel directories on the Internet and you will see a good number of stores located within the fashion district. Most of them have an online presence so buyers from anywhere in and out of country can find them. There are excellent sites where you can browse thousands of wholesale tops, bags, dresses, jeans, plus size clothing and more. On top of it, you can choose the styles you fancy based on your budget.

Aside from the women's wholesale clothing and apparel, these establishments also sell niche items like overstock or off-price brand name fashion apparel such as Roca Wear, Rock Revolution, Forever21, Charlotte Russe to name a few. For those non-branded items, you can find just about anything from boys, men's girls, juniors, for plus size only and of course the biggest market, women's. They carry everything from wholesale accessories, fashion jewelry, halter, t-shirt, shorts, capris, bermuda, jackets, dresses and night gowns, skirts, sportswear, sweaters, pajamas, lingerie, outfit sets, you name it they have it all. Believe it or not even brand name cosmetics like Cover Girl, Revlon, Rimmel London and so much more.

Every season, all these clothing wholesale distributors add new selection to their inventory, adding new styles, colors and cut depending on the season. Whatever your market is, you definitely can find the right supplier for your needs in this area. Best of all, if you live outside the New York and Los Angeles area, their online presence gives you the convenience of making your inventory purchase from the convenience of your office or home. If you get lucky, you might even get "free shipping" depending on the purchase amount of your order. But even without the free shipping, if you can get all this items for 40% -80% below wholesale price, with no minimum purchase, that in itself is such a great deal!

If you don't know where to start, here are some wholesale directories you can browse for inspiration. These directories cover everything from niche to wholesale products and services. Best sources are Wholesale Central, Top Ten Wholesale, Wholesale U, goWholesale or Or you can go to any search engine, preferably Google, and type keywords like wholesale clothing, wholesale apparel, wholesale women's clothing, apparel wholesale, clothing wholesale or any of those combinations depending on what you are looking for. Bottom line is when you are looking for a certain item in the search engine, your keyword needs to be very specific to give you the best search result you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for women's clothing, and you are retailer and this is for inventory buying, you always want to include wholesale and niche - say women, then the product itself. If not, and you type in very broad or general keyword, for example, apparel or clothing, it will give you hundreds of thousands if not millions of search result. Your time is best used in looking into your new supplier rather than spending hours and hours looking at every single one of the search result that the search engine gives you.

These are just a few of the many places where you can find your best clothing supplier. Watch for next article, and there will be more!

About the Author

This article is original and copyright of Claire Schaper, online media specialist for For more information or purchasing, please contact Yosy or Gracy at (213) 749-1405 or send e-mail to You may also visit,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Can We Prevent Wrinkled Skin

Can We Prevent Wrinkled Skin
by Peter Foremski

The condition of our skin tells a lot about who we are. If it is not that elastic or as thinner as before, then you may already have wrinkled skin. The question now is, can we prevent it?

A lot of experts believe that we are only delaying the inevitable. There have been advances in the dermatological field which people can use as well as home remedies that have proven to be quite effective.

You can use lotions or facial creams that contain AHA's or alpha-hydroxic acids. This contains Vitamin A and is usually extracted from milk, fruits and sugar cane and works by clearing away dead cells on the surface of the skin. It encourages collagen growth which fills in the wrinkles and also counteracts free radicals that can damage the skin.

The only side effect is skin irritation which happens on occasion. You can test the product you are using by rubbing a little of this on a small patch of skin behind the ear. If it doesn't turn red the day after then it is safe for you to use.

You should also exfoliate your skin twice weekly to remove dead and dry skin cells and encourage the body to produce new skin cells. This enables the skin to absorb the cream or the moisturizer better since it is hydrated.

You can prevent wrinkles the natural way by cutting a piece from an aloe vera plant and then apply this to the skin as the leaf itself contains malic acid. Papaya is another good example to use because it contains enzymes that can etch away the top layer of the skin.

Apply a moisturizer every morning after washing as this helps retain moisture in the skin. Ideally, this should contain SPF30 so it can protect you from the sun's ultra-violet rays which also cause wrinkles to appear. A natural method would be to use fresh avocado as this contains vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant.

Aside from applying creams to your face, you can also prevent wrinkles by watching your diet and drinking lots of water. The food you consume should be rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that will help you achieve healthy skin cell structure.

You should also exercise regularly as this helps maintain general health and improve circulation to the skin. You shouldn't smoke or drink too much because it defeats the purpose of all the safeguards you have done to prevent wrinkles.

Stress forces us to make excessive use of the facial muscles which causes the skin to crease into expression lines. To prevent that from happening, don't frown too much or raise your eye brows in surprise.

Lastly, as much as possible try to stay indoors especially between 10 am and 4pm since this is the time that it is very hot outside. If you have to go out, wear a hat and even a pair of sunglasses as well as an umbrella to protect your arms.

Can we prevent wrinkled skin? The answer is yes as long as we take the appropriate steps. Those mentioned above are much cheaper than having to undergo laser surgery or injecting some chemical into the body so do your best before you have to resort to other means.

About the Author

Peter Foremski is Editor of an informational website that uncovers the best products for better looking skin and where to find them.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Psoriasis, Fumaric Acid and the Natural Sun

Psoriasis, Fumaric Acid and the Natural Sun
by Joni Bell

In the past 30-40 years fumaric acid has been used to treat Psoriasis and many reports have indicated there is a problem of its becoming toxic in the liver. Almost everything could become toxic, even water, if a person did not use common sense.

It was about 1969 when a fellow named Schweckendiek provided some information about fumaric acid and the treatment of psoriasis.

But maybe I am getting ahead of myself. If you currently have psoriasis then you know about the disease, but if you don't and your notice people with some sort of reddish rash on their arms and legs, then that person most likely has a psoriasis condition. It is not easy to live with.

Psoriasis has been determined to be a immune-mediated disease and sometimes effects not only the skin but also the joints. The National Institute of Health (NIH) says up to 8 million Americans are affected.

When you see someone with psoriasis you may think it is "catching". It is not. The lesions may look ugly and sometimes because of scratching (they itch) you may see scabs and possibly broken skin. It is not contagious.

Psoriasis has been around for along time, the Greek Physician, Hippocrates spoke of it. That could make it a centuries old disease. A Roman author Cornelius described the condition. After all this time the cause is still unknown and a total cure is rare.

The total surface skin of a human being is replaced every 28-30 days, normally. With a person that has a psoriasis condition this cycle is reduced to 7-10 days.

There has been some interest in activated vitamin D (Rx only) that reduces the growth of skin cells and also some of the itching. It sometimes takes up to one month to see any effective improvement. Of course the sun produces vitamin D and the Dead Sea area in the middle east has grown very popular with people with a psoriasis condition. The water of the Dead Sea is known for its heavy content of minerals as well.

Don't try to take vitamin D as a supplement as the body only needs a certain about and any excess will be eliminated by the body.

Fumaric Acid was mentioned above as a possible treatment. There is a lot of controversy over whether this will have a positive effect on psoriasis before it becomes toxic to the person. The Fumaric Acid that has been used to treat psoriasis is normally referred to as FAE's. This treatment therapy has been used in Germany since the mid-1990's. Reports vary on the success of this treatment protocol.

It seems, as usual, what will work for one person will not work for another. One just has to experiment with all suggested treatments until one is found that is successful, Fumaric Acid together with 20 minutes of full sun exposure to the psoriasis affected area just may be the answer to some improvement in the condition.

About the Author

Joni Bell has many years of extensive study in the area of natural cancer prevention and treatment. He has numerous success stories of people being diagnosed living cancer free with use of alternative methods. Ask Joni Bell!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Best Anti Aging Skin Creams - What to Look For When Buying the Best

Best Anti Aging Skin Creams - What to Look For When Buying the Best
by Marianne E. Arnesson

With so many anti aging skin care creams available it is difficult to know which one to buy. Of course they all claim to be the best but you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars finding out. This article aims to provide a guide by reviewing some of the better brands available.

Elizabeth Arden's Prevage is one product that has caused a stir. And at $200 for 50ml that's hardly surprising. It is for these reasons that it is being included here. Clinical trials have produced some positive results but the public should be aware that more testing needs to be done. Another positive aspect of the clinical trial was that the product was tested in its finished form, not just the active ingredient. Reviews from users have been mixed. It seems that some people love Prevage while others hate it. Common side effects are rashes and itchy skin. Therefore it is recommended that you try it out on a small area of skin first. It seems Elizabeth Arden may want to reconsider the price.

Topical treatments containing Tretinoin (retinoic acid) have received some very positive reviews. The prescription only products such as Retrieve Retin A are considered to be the best. These also come with a budget price tag around $40. It seems that most users are very happy with the results.

Anti Aging skin care creams containing AlphaHydroxy Acids also seem to be successful in providing the results they claim can be achieved. The key, however, is to make sure that the product you buy contains at least a 10% concentration of the active ingredient (AHA). Some products containing AHA's are Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy, and Gamma Hydroxy Forte available on eBay for $60.

Purchasers of anti aging skin care creams would do well to take note of a 2007 review by Australian consumer magazine Choice. A test on women aged between 30 and 70 carried out over 12 weeks revealed that all anti aging skin care creams worked but only very slightly. Also it is noteworthy that no cream had an effect on all women. Of the products tested the best anti aging skin care creams were the ones containing AHA's.

About the Author

Marianne E. Arnesson is a life-time user and passionate fan of the benefits of natural skin care with a scientific base to promote natural skin care and fight the effects of aging.

Visit Marianne's site now to find out more about the latest developments and products in the world of skin care and anti-aging.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wearing Perfumes With Elegance

Wearing Perfumes With Elegance
by Roberto Sedycias

magine when somebody smelling nice enters a room. You love those small bits of air that enter your nasal cavities. Perfumes are not just good smelling vapors that spread in the air, rather they are an extension to your overall personality. The best looking man or woman is incomplete without perfume. Perfumes have a sensual touch to them for every man knows how the woman he loves smells.

Perfume has the power to attract or turn away people from you. That is why it is important to choose perfumes that linger on you while they are not so strong to give somebody a headache. Wearing perfumes can have multiple effects on you and others.

Wearing a perfume for yourself

When you wear a perfume for yourself, you pamper your self. You can start with the same body lotion and end with the perfume. Perfumes perks up the mood, makes you feel confident and builds up the oomph factor too. They have the quality of making one feel prepared for an occasion. Perfumes and colognes build an aura around the person who wears them.

You can try perfumes like Nina Ricci Premier Jour which has a musky touch to it. Cool waters from Davidoff has a fresh and crisp note to it. Burberry, Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Prada, Liz Claiborne, Moschino, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder, Bvlgari, Victoria`s Secret and Chanel are some reputed perfume makers who manufacture some of the best designer couture perfume. Though heavy on the pocket these perfumes give what they claim. Wearing them in itself is an indulgent pleasure. Spray one of these on and you are going to love yourself for the way you smell.

Wearing a perfume for others

Wearing a special perfume always creates an impression. It makes you appear well-groomed. A perfume is interconnected to your sensuality and sexual appeal too. There is a fast attraction that takes place as soon as the smell of good perfume spreads. A good smelling person is always appreciated. To make the impression even better you can use specific brands. A Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren or a Davidoff is easily recognized. The way you smell shows a lot about your style statement and even the lifestyle you follow.

If you are on a date you can go for a strong floral scent or may be a vanilla based perfume. Try Coco Chanel`s No.5. Even citrus scented colognes would work fine. Whereas, if you are in a business meeting you need to keep it subtle and go for musky, woody and more earthy scents. Never wear scents like chocolate, strawberry or fruity smells to work .They are for a day out at the beach. If you are going out for a social evening you can consider something like the Little black dress perfume or Elizabeth Arden`s Provocative woman.

However, never over do it. Wearing too much perfume may be making it difficult for others in the vicinity. Remember, you just have to spread a whiff not reinforce your brand.

Perfumes are invisible messengers that give talk about you. So while you may be getting noticed, remember someone may even be romancing the soft puffs of scents rising from you.

About the Author

You can have access to portuguese articles about perfume from page

Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for