Lana

27 Articles

Jewellery for men

Long ago, rich and powerful men wore lavish jewellery to showcase their wealth and status, often outshining their female counterparts. Then came a period when men were limited to only a few decorative accessories: a watch, a pair of cufflinks, and, if …

How to stand

Good posture is important for your health and for your looks too.   Hunched back. Rounded shoulders. Head thrust forward. Buttocks sticking out. Protruding belly…   You got it by bow. Bad posture is one of my pet peeves. It simply …

How to choose a hair dryer

Have you ever wondered why the very same hair (yours) that looks smooth, sleek and shiny when the stylist blow dries it turns puffy, frizzy and dull when you do it? The secret is not only in the expertise. It is also in the hair dryer.   You …

How to clean makeup brushes

Every now and then (usually sooner than you expected) you realise that it is time to clean your makeup brushes. You may heave a sigh, but you perform the chore because you know that:   Clean brushes are kinder to your skin than dirty brushes …

Soap essentials

True soap or bathing bar? Industrially produced or handmade? Solid or liquid?  Read on to learn more about soaps.   The best of them have exotic names, heavenly scents and attractive colours. Yet, the manufacturing of the toilet soap is a gooey …

Deodorant basics

Most of us would rather be caught dead than without a spritz or a slap of what we’ve come to regard as the all-powerful body odour banisher:  the deodorant.   The cynics among us claim that deodorant became an obligatory part of everyone’s …

Do not shun the sun

Find out how much sunlight you need in order to enjoy the positive health effects and avoid the negative one.   By now, we are (hopefully) all aware that too much exposure to sun is bad for us, because it can cause skin cancer, skin aging, …

The umbrella statement

There was exactly one umbrella sold on bidorbuy during the week ending 29 October.   One… single… umbrella, out of more than 31,500 items buyers snatched on the site between 22 and 27 October 2013.   We’re not counting cute little …

Beanies for men

We won’t go into the naming conventions. That field is too problematic and contentious. Suffice it to say that beanies, which can be indistinguishable from skull caps and knitted caps, not to mention bob caps, stocking caps,  watch cap or tuques (that last …

5 romantic gestures

Wondering how to put a smile on your beloved’s face this Valentine’s Day? We have some suggestions for you. Give a stone It does not have to be up there on a par with the famous Taylor-Burton diamond, a 69,42-carat affair that fetched $5-million in 1979. …