Archive for the ‘Personal Care and Style’ Category

postheadericon How to Date a Bulova Watch

How to Date a Bulova Watch

Two Methods:Checking the Date CodeExamining the Style and AppearanceCommunity Q&A Throughout the decades since the company’s founding, Bulova produced pieces that represented many of the latest and greatest trends in luxury watches. It is nearly impossible to date a Bulova watch made between 1875 and 1920 without the help of an expert, but for those made in later years, the date can usually be identified through the use of a special code. Certain stylistic elements common to each decade can also help you date the watch. Method 1 Checking the…

postheadericon How to Cut Your Fingernails and Toenails

How to Cut Your Fingernails and Toenails

Three Parts:Preparing to CutCutting NailsFiling NailsCommunity Q&A It’s important to keep your fingernails and toenails trimmed. If they grow too long and too wild, they may become sharp, jagged, and dangerous. You don’t need to trim too much – you’ll just want to tidy up your nails every few weeks to ensure that they are growing healthily. Read on for tips and techniques that you can use to keep your nails in check. Part 1 Preparing to Cut 1 Wash your hands and feet. Soak your nails for a few…

postheadericon How to Cut Curly Hair

How to Cut Curly Hair

Four Parts:Cutting Another Person’s HairBeginning the Hair-cutting ProcessTrimming or Dusting Someone Else’s HairCutting Your Own HairCommunity Q&A Cutting curly hair requires you to assess the curls individually, instead of cutting in a uniform manner. Failing to use special curly hair techniques can result in a pyramid shape or extra frizz. Whether you want to cut someone else’s hair or your own hair, using different techniques can get you the results you want. Part 1 Cutting Another Person’s Hair 1 Have the person lean their head back. One way you can…

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How to Cut Gems

Cutting gemstones is a process that dates back thousands of years. Often referred to as faceting, the process involves taking a rough gemstone and transforming it in to a polished, sparkling masterpiece. Though it may seem like a difficult task, you can learn how to cut gems like a master by following just a few steps. 1 Select a “rough” or uncut gemstone. The type of stone you select will determine what shape you can facet the gem into based on its clarity, height, and shape. 2 Research exact cutting…

postheadericon How to Cut Off the Top of a Shirt

How to Cut Off the Top of a Shirt

Ever have a shirt with a neckline that chokes you? Or just want to spice up an old shirt? Well you’re in the right place! 1 Lay out your shirt. 2 Cut the collar. Cut the sides about an inch away from the collar, but in the middle, cut just the front part of collar off with no extra shirt. 3 Now cut the collar off in the back. 4 Stretch! Stretch the collar to make it curly.

postheadericon How to Cut a Hoodie

How to Cut a Hoodie

Three Methods:Cutting a Hoodie to SizeCutting a Hoodie into a Crew NeckCutting a Hoodie into a Tank TopCommunity Q&A Old and used hoodies are comfortable, but rarely fit perfectly. You can repurpose them into fashionable clothing with a pair of fabric scissors and a sewing machine. Cut your hoodie to a smaller size, define it with a crew neck collar or make a stylish tank top. Method 1 Cutting a Hoodie to Size 1 Find a hoodie that is too large for you. This method can be used with men’s…

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How to Customise an Outfit

So maybe you’re at a party and you have the same outfit as another guest. Maybe you have a copycat on your trail. Maybe you just want to spruce up an old outfit. Whatever it is, read this guide to make the most of customizing an outfit. 1 Search around for unused accessories. You’re bound to have some, but if not, visit a charity or bargain shop. You’ll find plenty of items, like scarves, belts, hairbands, bracelets, you name it. You can find it! 2 Work out what needs to…

postheadericon How to Customize Your Clothing

How to Customize Your Clothing

Are your clothes blending in with the crowd? Do you want to make a statement? This article will give you ideas on how to make your bland clothes pop! 1 Get your materials ready. Go through your closet and take out the clothes you wish to customize. Don’t grab everything in your closet that is plain; sometimes you need a few basics. Look for things that are torn, sized too big or too small, and things that just seem too drab. Get glitter, ribbons, sequins, grommets, lace, scissors, buttons, and…

postheadericon How to Cure Severely Chapped Hands

How to Cure Severely Chapped Hands

Do your hands get so severely chapped in the winter that simply putting lotion on them isn’t enough? If, for example, you have a job where you have to wash your hands frequently, or you work outdoors but are unable to wear gloves, your hands may become so dry that they crack and bleed, and this can be extremely painful. Here’s a simple way to take care of this that doesn’t require purchasing expensive lotions or treatments. 1 As part of your nightly preparation for bed, apply a liberal coating…

postheadericon How to Curl Hair with Bobby Pins

How to Curl Hair with Bobby Pins

Two Methods:Sectioned bobby pin curlsHairspray and bobby pins curlsCommunity Q&A You can get loose, natural looking curls by using bobby pins – or neat tighter curls, depending on how you section your hair. Using pins to curl your hair results in an amazing, vintage look that doesn’t require heat styling tools. Method 1 Sectioned bobby pin curls 1 Prepare your hair. It’s best to start with hair that is damp, but not soaking wet. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual, then let it air dry or pat it gently…