If you often find it a struggle to shop for clothes without paying a fortune for the nice items you desire for your wardrobe, you should give real consideration to buying wholesale clothing. There is something of a misconception that only retailers can buy clothes from wholesalers. Although this is the case with some stores, it is not a fast and hard rule adopted by all. It may mean looking around a little, but when you do find a suitable wholesaler, you will find that you are able to save quite a lot of money on even the fanciest items.
In the following article we will look at some of the great benefits of purchasing clothes from wholesalers.
The idea behind wholesale shopping is to save money. Whether or not you have large amounts of money to spend does not matter, as you are buying from direct dealers you will always save money compared to what you would if you went to a high street store.
Fashion Shows Often List The Stores Selling Their Items
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find the stores that sell fashion items at wholesale prices. If you ever attend fashion shows, you will be able to pick up a list of all the wholesalers in your area who are stocking fashion items, this means you know exactly where to go for the type of clothing you are looking for.
One of the biggest advantages of shopping at fashion wholesale stores is that they are usually looking to invest in the current design trends to meet their customer base and retail client base’s demands. As trends keep changing, it is important for wholesalers to stay on the ball when it comes to these, so you will always be able to find some of the most fashionable styles and cuts at wholesalers.
Buy Fancy Costumes And Dresses
It is not just formal and functional clothing that wholesalers sell. There are also wholesale clothing stores that sell a wide range of costumes and fancy dress items. Regardless of the theme of the party or event you are attending you will be undoubtedly be able to find the item you want for less.
Save On Bulk Accessories
Wholesale shopping is also great for saving money on the kinds of clothing and accessories you will wear more than just a few times or that fall into a specific trend. For instance, if you are interested in purchasing some fashionable eye-wear, buying wholesale aviator sunglasses is a great way to save money on the more expensive retailer price. Even if you had to buy them in bulk, if it is a style you wear often, it just means you will have saved money on replacements and spares to cover you for a longer period of time.
As you can see there are many great advantages to shopping for clothes from wholesalers. If you are interested in more and want to know if you can get all the latest fashionable items for less in your local area, or delivered directly to your home, contact ApparelCandy.com.
Eyeliner never goes out of season, whether it’s a classic wing, a smokey line, or an on-trend cat’s eye, but it’s tough to get those points perfect in this weather. Don’t worry, we’re here with some hot tips to keep your eyes dry and perfect in the summer heat, from smooth application to stain removal to keep your outfits as safe as your wing tips.
The Right Tools for the Job
There are three kinds of eyeliner widely available – pencil, gel, and liquid. Pencil eyeliner is often thought of as the easiest to apply, but it’s also the easiest to smudge, making it less than ideal for hot weather. By contrast, liquid eyeliner is probably the hardest to apply, but it does arguably produce the best definition – it smudges very easily before drying, though, so watch out!
Meanwhile, gel is the medium favoured by makeup artists, and with good reason – it glides on with ease, dries quickly, and is resistant to humidity and sweat. That makes gel eyeliners our go-to for hot summer days. These products usually come in small pots or tubs, and are applied with a fine brush. Don’t be tempted to choose a really soft brush – you’ll need something with a little bit of structure to get those clean lines.
Top tip: Struggling with gel? Try combining different types of eyeliner to achieve your goals. First, use pencil to mark exactly where you want to go. Then, use gel to go over the top and reinforce the line. Finally, use a liquid pen to touch up the sharp corners.
Applying Like a Pro
Not everyone can get their eyeliner game right every single day, but with good technique and a little patience, you can keep those points on-point more often than not. Once you’ve selected your eyeliner and application tools, it’s all about getting a routine down.
The most important thing to figure out is a way of keeping your hand as steady as possible. Try resting the elbow of your working arm on a firm surface, and resting the little finger of that hand against your cheek for extra stability. Apply your eyeliner in good light, smile at yourself, and be proud of your work, however it comes out!
Of course, there are ways to cheat a little – some people apply liquid or gel eyeliner to the inner edge of their eyelash curlers, a clever way to get a perfect line every time. Others swear by dotting along their line first, then joining it up, to avoid those unintentional changes in direction. This is a particularly great way of getting started with gel eyeliner if you’re picking it up for the first time this summer to try and beat the heat!
Correcting and Erasing Mistakes
If and when you mess up, don’t panic, don’t reach for the makeup wipes, and don’t cry. There are so many ways to cover up and erase mistakes without wiping the whole lot off. Try any of the following on a cotton bud:
- Liquid makeup remover
- Petroleum jelly
- Clear lip gloss
Smudges and creases aren’t the end of the world – just focus on what you’ve done particularly well and work around any hiccups. We all learn from our mistakes!
Of course, getting eyeliner on your clothes is a whole other matter, as petroleum jelly isn’t going to make that any better. In terms of stain removal for gel or liquid, act fast to mop up any excess on a tissue, and check your garment’s label. If the washing instructions allow it, don’t be afraid to spot-treat that favourite shirt with a little biological detergent before you wash it on a normal stain removal cycle.
Keeping it Cool
In hot weather, makeup runs – there’s no way around it. Beat the heat by looking after your eyes. Use eyedrops in the mornings and evenings when you’re makeup-free, and be sure to keep on top of your antihistamines if you’re prone to hayfever. On that note, if sore eyes trouble you in summer, try to avoid practices like “tightlining”, or drawing directly onto the inner eyelid, where the cosmetic is more likely to enter your eye.
As stated above, gel eyeliner is the best option in heat and humidity, but for extra protection against runny streaks, top-off your liner with a translucent powder applied with a cotton bud. This is a great way of avoiding that dreaded eyelid smudge in your eyeshadow too.
Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton has been met with positive reviews, unprecedented public interest and has earned its creator an invitation to the White House. It’s also responsible for a renewed interest in the genre and its possibilities in the world of new media. But, America’s most unique Founding Father isn’t the first historic figure whose life has inspired musical theater.
Today, when you can easily watch musicals online, it’s expected that history based musicals, which can be used as an educational tool, will have an even greater comeback. Here’s a list of a few true stories that have come alive again on stage.
Titanic: the musical
In the late 80s the wreck of the RMS Titanic was discovered, sparking new interest in the famous disaster. Maury Yeston was inspired both by the technical aspect of the shipwreck and by the class tensions on board. He began writing his musical immediately, and by 1997 it was on stage. Production costs were the subject of much writing (most of it due to the hydraulic stage that was built to simulate the ship’s sinking). Critics did not approve of the play, but they admired its ambitions. It ran for more than 800 performances but was outstaged by James Cameron’s movie.
Stephen Sondheims musical Assassins caused a controversy in the 90s because many believed its topic isn’t suited for the genre. It’s a revue-style portrait of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to kill Presidents of the United States. It starts with John Wilkes Booth killing Abraham Lincoln and ends with the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald. Each sequence uses music from the era it depicts. Assassins has won a Tony award and it was praised by critics for examining the violent undertone of American politics.
This burlesque-style musical from 1980 is mostly important because of its subject, and not as much for its artistic value. It depicts the life of Victoria Woodhull, a 19th century feminist activist, the first woman to run a brokerage business in the US, the first woman to become a millionaire, and the first to run for presidency. Although many of the characters are historic figures, the script takes liberty with the facts (and adds a love story to be more appealing). Naturally this has caused great uproar from critics, historians and feminist activist groups.
Evita is a musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the Argentinian political leader Eva Peron, the wife of Argentine president Huan Peron. The plot is mostly based on the book Evita: The Woman with the Whip, written from the perspective of an anti-Peronist activist. It’s not surprising that it depicts Eva as manipulating, unsympathetic and hungry for power. It has received numerous awards and was a great popular success, inspiring many parodies. The music of Evita is eclectic, ranging from classical to rhythmic, latino to rock.
This musical comedy written by Peter Nichols and Monty Norman takes places during the Opium war between Great Britain and China and it takes the form of a pantomime. It’s a celebration of Victorian values and a sharp criticism of British colonial past. It also deals with hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and drug addiction that were prevalent in the age. The show was revived three times, most recently in 2011 on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company, when both authors were present in the audience for a “script in hand” performance.
Musical is one of the oldest theater genres and yet it remains to be relevant today. It has proven to be capable of addressing serious political and historical topics with both nuance and passion.