Pentax SP 10×50 WP Binoculars

  • Large objective lens elements provide maximum light gathering capabilities and are perfect for use in low light conditions
  • Premium multi layer coatings assure the maximum light transmission through the binocular. The result is bright, crisp, true to life images in the widest range of viewing conditions
  • Specialized protective coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your optics clean and your image quality at its peak. (SD Models Only)
  • Rigid body construction makes these binoculars extremely rugged to maintain optical alignment. This ensures comfortable viewing throughout the life of the product
  • Waterproof and nitrogen filled (JIS Class 6) to handle the most extreme weather conditions (submersible to 1m)
Pentax SP 10 x 50 WP
Pentax SP 10 x 50 WP

A Great Yoga Gift!

yoga gift

How a Non Slip Yoga Mat Can Help You

Yoga is an exercise regime which is meant to stimulate a certain area or areas in the body to produce chemicals to fight diseases that are latent. Yoga originally was invented by a sage from ancient India, however some say that yoga originates from other ancient civilizations. It is true that yoga is old, but the worldwide opinion of its source many not be under consensus.

Personal Space

Yoga was originally done on plain soil; however, today, people are not very comfortable to sit in dirt and sand. Rather, they choose mats so they do not have to sit on the floor directly. It has the obvious advantage of keeping clothes and parts of the body clean. However, another advantage of yoga mats is that it allows a person to carve his or her personal space; his boundary which he would not like anyone to enter. Such a concept is more prevalent in the West and it would be nearly impossible to make such a definition of personal space on bare ground.

Slipping vs. Non Slip Yoga Mat

yoga mat and towel

There is a great variety of yoga mats; you will find rubber mats, cotton mats, imported mats, cheap imitation mats and the non slip yoga mat. The non slip yoga mat is a great way to do yoga (more so for the novice) because it does not move on the floor every time someone practices a position or asana on it. The fact that it is a non slip yoga mat helps when the yoga position is complicated.

Apart from this factor, all mats are the same; there is nothing more or less important. The only advantage of the non slip yoga mat is that it does not shift at all when performing difficult yoga asanas which is a great help for the student and the teacher who gets less distracted with trainees slipping around the studio floor!

The non slip yoga mat is washable at home and totally maintenance free. As such it is a very good investment to make. Exerts rate it better than rubber or cotton yoga mats, because even though the latter airy and easily washable, they can be extremely slippery at times.

The yoga mat is one of the most important pre-requisite for beginning a yoga regimen, hence you should be very careful in what you chose; this will influence your exercising capacity, understanding, and affinity towards yoga. If you look at it from this angle, the non slip yoga mat is a great buy!

non slip yoga mat

Creating A Beautiful Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit

Creating a bonsai garden can be a great activity for everyone and is both enjoyable and stress relieving. It can produce a beautiful display of bonsai trees that will be enjoyed by all of the family, and with good care and practice will carry on to be enjoyed by everyone for many years. When creating a bonsai garden there are several factors to look at:

Climate – This has to be taken into consideration; a bonsai is considered an outdoor plant and therefore needs to be in the right temperatures to grow correctly.

Design – Artistic and imaginative planning should be done in order to make the garden look attractive. A simple design and layout should be created to begin with before starting to build anything.

Terraces – These make the scenery a lot more realistic.

Ideal Plants For Creating A Bonsai Garden

Ideal subjects are ficus trees, citrus, hibiscus, jade plants, podocarpus, serissa, schefflera and bougainvillea. There is also a popular flowering plant known as the Azalea tree.

To begin with, the plant should be placed in a container using well draining soil. Well draining soil usually derives from coarse sand, sphagnum moss and clay, which is a composition that has good moisture retention so the soil will not dry out.

Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit

Guidelines To Care For The Bonsai Garden

The soil should never dry out completely so the plant should be watered daily in summer and a little less frequently when the weather is cool. Rainwater is better for a bonsai plant, but a gallon of water with a tablespoon of white vinegar can be a very good alternative.

Fertilizer can also be put on the soil but growers should not use a rapid grow fertilizer, as this is not recommended. Regular trimming of the branches and trunk should be done to culture and help maintain the bonsai garden. If dead flowers or dried leaves appear they should be removed.

Pesticides in a bonsai garden must be used carefully. They should not be sprayed on a plant but in the root level of the soil.

If all of these important guidelines are taken and followed correctly, they should lead to maintaining a healthy and attractive bonsai garden. Growers should personally take care of their own bonsai garden, however if someone else maintains their garden such as a gardener that person should be informed of the guidelines to take care of bonsai plants and trees.

Estee Lauder’s Clinique Beauty Products

Dramatically Different Moisturizing

Everyone who knows about Estee Lauder would confirm that their manufactured beauty products are among the best in the world in consistence of quality and over-delivery of their promise. However, how many people know that the Clinique beauty products is the first ever skin care line that has been developed by and with a dermatologist by Estee Lauder?

The History Of Clinique Beauty Products

It all goes back to the year 1968 when an article titled ‘Can Great Skin Be Created?’ was published by Carol Phillips. In this article famous Park Avenue dermatologist, Dr Norman Orentreich had been interviewed and what he had said there caught the attention of Estee Lauder of the Estee Lauder beauty care products fame. So impressed was Estee about Dr Orentreich’s interview that she offered him an impossible to refuse offer to join her company.

There were two things had differentiated the Clinique beauty products from the rest of the Estee Lauder and other products – (i) it was created following a new concept which said that care should be differentiated by the type of skin an individual possesses, and (ii) it was available at much lower prices that the regular designer label products which prompted it to be dubbed as the ‘budget skincare line’ by the various review sites.

The Clinique Beauty Products

This product was based on a basic three-step skin care routine, i.e. step number one is cleansing with the help of a special (only for face) soap; step number two consisted of exfoliating with a lotion type product, and step number three was moisturizing the skin with another type of lotion (the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion).

The Soap – three skin types were identified for which the Clinique beauty products were classified in three categories which made the facial soap available in three different strengths as well – extra mild, mild and extra strength.

The exfoliating lotion – this was available in five varieties – one of them was simply named Mild, while the rest four types represented different strengths of cleansing from mild to strongest for dry, combination dry, combination oily and oily types of skin.

Clinique Limited Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

The aptly named Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or DDML as it was popularly known, was designed to be used by all the skin types. This product could safely be used as a base under make-up as well as stand alone application. Needless to mention that the Clinique beauty products were a hit with the masses and the trend still continues today.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

AeroGarden Extra

aerogarden extra

Enjoy fresh greens at every meal no matter what the season. With AeroGrow’s AeroGarden garden kit, it’s easy to cultivate lettuce, cherry tomatoes, herbs, chili peppers, edible flowers, and more in an energy-efficient, organic-based environment right in the kitchen.

This compact chef’s tool includes everything the indoor farmer needs: a preseeded bio-dome grow pod, two daylight-spectrum bulbs, nutrients, and a helpful tending and harvesting guide complete with recipes. Just follow the simple instructions to set up, and the growing process starts immediately, with germination occurring within 24 hours and a mature plant that is ready five times faster than if grown in soil.

The AeroGarden system monitors itself to create ideal growing conditions for each plant and alerts you when it’s time to add more water and nutrients. No dirt or natural light is needed, so even low-light spaces are suitable. Plug kits for many kinds of plants are available from AeroGrow.