10 Reasons To Enter A Natural Beauty Pageant

81Beauty Pageants are definitely not a thing of the past! In fact, they are more present now then when they began many years ago. However, there has been much discussion about Glitz Pageants versus Natural Pageants. I prefer Natural Pageants because it helped to boost my low self-esteem and gain confidence and launch my modeling career among other things.

I had low self-esteem when I was a child that lingered into my teenage years and then followed me into adult-hood. I was 24 years old when I competed in my first Natural Pageant. I only wish my parents would have allowed me to enter into them much sooner.

So what are Natural Pageants? These are Pageants for the moms and dads who don’t want their child or teen to wear heavy makeup. These are the Pageants that don’t encourage false eyelashes, spray tan, false teeth or false hair. Many of these additional elements in a Natural Beauty Pageant could actually hurt your child or teen when calculating final scores.

Glitz Pageants are just the opposite of Natural. These are for the parents who want their child or teen to be what’s referred to as “glitzed” out. This comes with a lot of embellishments on the dress, heavy makeup, fake hair, false eyelashes, spray tan and a different type of Pageant walk. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve judged plenty of Natural Pageants where contestants also wore fake hair. However, it’s sometimes frowned upon.

Deciding which Pageant Organization to allow your child or teen to compete in is totally up to you. However, here are 10 reasons why I believe you should allow your child or teen to compete in a Natural Beauty Pageant:

1. Build Self-Esteem – Many children today don’t believe in themselves. Some believe that they are not pretty or even deserve to be called beautiful. Natural Pageants also focus on bringing that inner beauty out. Many contestants in Natural Pageants are able to just be themselves.

2. Gain Confidence – Some children are not confident in anything, not even schoolwork or sports. Natural Pageants will help them to overcome that fear of being a failure and allow them to see themselves as a winner.

3. Win Scholarship Money – Many Pageants give away cash to contestant winners as well as savings bonds, but many also give away college scholarships. However, Natural Pageants have many natural optional or side competitions that allow the contestants to enter and become a winner in those additional natural categories.

4. Make New Friends – Some children may make friends much easier if they all have more of a natural facial look, one may not feel inferior to the other.

5. Become Less Judgmental – Some children may be less judgmental if they don’t see the other contestants as a threat because they don’t all have on “sparkly” attire or “embellished” attire.

6. Eat Healthier– It’s sometimes hard today to get children to eat healthy. Well, many Natural Pageants encourage it. They encourage your child to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and eat the allotted three meals a day for strength and brain function.

7. Learn to Dress Better– Natural Pageants can help your child to become more aware for their attire for school as well as other extracurricular activities. Having many optional categories, a few being “School wear” and “Model Search” can definitely help.

8. Learn Social Skills – Learning social skills can also be coupled with making new friends. When children aren’t made to feel like their failures if they don’t win, they’ll usually be more open and more prone to being a social butterfly around the other contestants.

9. Allow Parents and Children to Build a Broader Network – Not only does children need to learn better social skills, but many parents do as well. Many parents feel like since their child is competing against the next child, then they can’t communicate. Parents being able to get along and communicate can help the child tremendously. If children see parents making an effort to be nice and make friends, then they’ll be more open to do the same. Natural Pageants can bring about beautiful friendships amongst children and parents.

10. Land Modeling Jobs – Many casting agents, producers and modeling scouts are always on the lookout for that fresh new natural kid. They look for natural kids that can be themselves as well as those who have that spark. Natural Pageants offer just that…..when agents, directors and scouts visit Natural Pageants, they’re looking for a naturally cute kid. Usually, not kids with heavy makeup and fake or false pieces added on. Many want the clean and soft look that children have.

Again, these are just a few reasons why your child would have a great time competing in Natural Beauty Pageants. There’s so much more for them to learn and so much more for them to become and Natural Beauty Pageants are just the beginning to their already bright future.

The Beauty of Netherlands

80Netherlands is one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit. There are a large number of things to see in this little country. Travelling to this country is a dream of most of the people in the world. So what are the beautiful things that we can see here and how can we enjoy in Netherlands?

Like any other country in the world, the Dutch culture of Netherlands also has a long history. In this country, prostitution is made legal, but for that, the prostitutes have to register their names in the recognized brothels of the countries. Even though prostitution is held with disgust in most of the countries of the world, here it is made legal and every prostitute who has registered her name in the brothels is given the status of a respected prostitute.

Even drugs are also made legal in this country. They are a part and parcel of Dutch culture. Cannabis, one of the best known drugs in the world, is allowed to be sold in small quantities. Hence even the drugs are also not illegal here, provided that there are limits over its quantity. Homosexuality is also allowed in this country and gay and lesbian marriage is made legal. This is one of the very few countries in the world which have made homosexuality legal. Along with that, it has also made euthanasia legal under strict guidelines.

Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and hence every town and city of this country is swarming with people all over. It is also one of the highly industrialized countries in the world and hence everyone would like to settle down in Netherlands. Many people have come to Netherlands from foreign countries and have made this country their abode. Industrial areas are swarming with people.

The name ‘Netherlands’ comes from the fact that this country is lower than the mean sea level. There is no other country in the world which is as low as Netherlands. The system of transportation is highly developed in this country. Airways, railways and roadways are constructed in the best possible way. Speed limits are applied on each and every road and those limits are followed by every driver strictly. The roads and railway tracks are maintained cleanly and hence the whole country looks very beautiful.

Beauty of any country lies in its nature. It is believed that usually highly industrials countries are usually poor when it comes to their natural beauty, but Netherlands is an exception to it. Even though it is densely populated and industrialized, the beauty of the country lies in the beautiful forests, animal and bird life of the country which is difficult to find elsewhere.

While going to Netherlands, it is better to keep a pocket compass with you. Compass helps you to find your way when you have lost it somewhere in the middle of the industrialized area. In big cities, it is absolutely impossible to find your way without a pocket compass. So never forget to take it with you.

Travel to Saint Martin and Reinvigorate Your Spirit and Love for Nature

A back packer pauses on the shore of Skoki Lake in the Skoki wilderness area of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Model Released

Saint Martin is a Caribbean island famous for its picturesque landscape and flourishing floral and faunal habitants. Its pristine beaches ashore the Caribbean Sea makes it a perfect destination for a peaceful getaway. The emanating aura of this island constitutes balmy lazy noon on the beach, nights with star lit skies and incredible sunsets. Travelers simply surrender themselves to the natural gratification of this paradise and spend a dream vacation. Very few places on Earth give us the liberty to enjoy the nature as it is and Saint-martin is one of those places. One feels closest to nature while indulging in activities such as zip lining and horse riding. Travelers encapsulate themselves in a natural ambience which is hard to let go.

People wash off their worries as they take a refreshing dip in the turquoise warm waters of the Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea houses magnificent coral reefs which are home to exclusive and some of the most amazing species of flora and fauna. Lovers who have been seeking to escape into some quality time have a long awaited rendezvous at warm beaches of this island. People who travel to Saint Martin follow a beguiling chorus and indulge in relaxing activities such as sun bathing on beaches and snorkeling through beguiling corals of the Atlantic Ocean. The white sandy beaches are perfect for spending a drool filled noon basking in the sun.

Food is one of the most attractive chapters for tourists who travel to Saint Martin. Culinary art is a predominant cultural heritage for French and Saint Martin offers fine dining experiences with a step further ahead. Dining at few of several Caribbean diners and restaurants on the mainland is an altogether different story since the French counterpart of food enhances the already mouth watering savories. Travelers can’t wait to hit the exquisite kitchens that serve local dishes from barbeque grill and tropical drinks that satiate every thirst. No wonder Caribbean seafood world renowned for its exclusive taste and flavors. Seafood in this Caribbean region constitutes of various fishes, lobster and exotic species similar to other Caribbean islands but the difference in blends of local seasoning and spices offers a taste like no other island can offer. Wineries of the island are also a major spot of attraction for pallet enthusiasts and one may taste wine of various flavors there.

Adventurous patrons have an equally reasonable excuse to visit this place. The swells hitting the beaches of Martin make it a surfer’s paradise. The island lies on the windward side of the island and that attracts sail boarders and sail catamaran racers. As a matter of fact a sailing race is held each year in the Caribbean and sailing enthusiasts from around the world participate in numbers in this race. Other adrenalin rushing activities include deep water diving, kite surfing, fly boarding and canoeing.

Travelers from the cold parts of the world especially from the U.S. and Europe escape the polar winter and seek a warm vacation on this tropical island. Several travelers keep returning each year to the island. Tourists who stay in vacation rentals find it a lot convenient than public accommodations and hardly opt to stay in a hotel when on a vacation. These vacation rentals can be condos, apartments or villas and offer several amenities to guests and are an economical stay option. They are well equipped, comfortably furnished, private, and are exclusive to its occupants. These are few of the major reasons why more and more travelers are opting to stay in vacation rentals year after year. Travelers, no doubt, enjoy their visit to this destination to the fullest when they seek vacation rental as an accommodation. Most of the vacation rentals offer great view from their stance.

Avid travelers choose to stay in a single vacation home each year they visit the destination. This develops a relation between the owner of the property and the traveler. This relation in turn proves to be beneficial for both the traveler and the owner. Traveler may avail discounts from the owner whereas the owner earns a good will which eventually propels his business. The increasing popularity of vacation rentals is proved by the fact that most of the properties located in hot spot tourist destinations such as the Saint Martin Island are booked throughout the year.

Although every nook and cranny of this island has some or the other beauty that attracts tourists but vacation homes particularly in the vicinity of the Great Bay area are eminent for the incredible view they offer. A panorama of sunset and sunrise each day right in front of the traveler’s eyes is a view hard to miss. No doubt family breakfasts are a lot more enjoyable and memorable.

Travelers prefer to stay in vacation rentals that offer desirable amenities such as private pool beachfront facade. Tourists have all the time on Earth when they are on a long vacation and a relaxing soak every now and then in the pool is mandatory when the tropical heat gets intense. Needless to say, that a pool or perhaps a fireplace caters a romantic drawback to couples.

Vacation rental property owners are helpful folks and never fail to help those who travel to Saint Martin. Be it the island map, travel itinerary or even an umbrella, a Martiner will always be glad to help.

Moreover, security being one of the top priorities of many travelers, several vacations homes are equipped with surveillance systems to deal with and to divert adverse situations.

This Caribbean island is ‘a dream come’ true for every tourist who loves beaches, tropical warmth and a wide panoramic landscape. Travelers stay engaged in various activities throughout the day or not if relaxation is more appealing. If you decide to travel to Saint Martin rest assured you will certainly create memories for yourself to cherish for years to come. Trade winds, tropical heat and a vast untouched horizon of Saint Martin are its commendable features kept alive by its inhabitants.

A Treat For Those Who Love Nature

104If you love to live with nature, and spend your holidays in the midst of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, valley on the one side and a beautiful coast line on the other, there is no alternative to Benissa. This beautiful little town to the north of Alicante is the most preferred place to spend your holidays. This beautiful and picturesque town in the midst of which are the traditionally built houses where many people from Scandinavia, Germany, Holland and Britain live, is the apt place for holidaying. There are many villas which host you at the most reasonable rate.

Villa Casa Albatros:

Comfort for visitors is the watch word of Casa Albatros Villa. Located very close to the famous Moraire Centre, this is a place for quiet holidaying. Rows of shops and restaurants welcome the guests on the beach. A spacious villa, Casa Albatros can accommodate about six persons. The rent is quite reasonable, at £578 per week and the villa is richly furnished. In addition to the majestic view of nature through the balcony, there is a private swimming pool which is beautifully maintained, and has adequate attendants to attend to your requirements. The rooms are furnished in traditional Spanish manner. Casa Albatros has a fully equipped kitchen to meet all your cooking needs and a dining room to dine in full view of nature. Boating, walking, cycling, water skiing, swimming, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing are some of the many recreational activities waiting for you.

Villa Casa Contessa:

Ideally located with a majestic view of the Montgo Mountain, La Sella golf grounds and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea; Casa Contessa is an ideal place for those who want a peaceful relaxation. Just about 20 minutes of driving takes you to the beach. Shopping is at Denia Javea, Guadalest and Calpe. Private swimming pool, tennis ground, restaurants serving the choicest foods, bars, and shops are some of the many attractions in and around Casa Contessa. Rooms are quite large and each room offers a full view of the landscape and beautiful mountain and beach. The kitchen and the dining room are spacious and the entire villa is generously furnished. The rent is quite reasonable when compared to the luxury the villa offers; it is just £799 per week.

Moraira holiday villa:

Centrally located in the midst of a residential area, Moraria holiday villa is an ideal place for comfortable holidaying. Spacious rooms, full open view to welcome fresh air, natural sunlight and a spectacular view of the imposing beauty of the mountains. The villa is fully equipped for comfortable living. The beach is just three kilometers from the villa. There are good restaurants and bars, shopping malls, golf ground, private swimming pool, and walking paths. There is a modern kitchen with all the kitchen gadgets; there is nothing wanting in the villa. Just a visit will convince you of this fact. The rates are quite reasonable at £650 to £1200 pounds per week.

Natural Versus Organic Beauty Products

79There are innumerable health care brands in the market offering a variety of beauty products with large quantity of buyers for every segment. However, people tend to get confused over the terms used by these companies in their product designs as to whether the commodity is natural or organic. On hearing the term ‘Organic’, people associate the products to natural constituents like organic food without realizing that the phrase here means differently.

Organic means a component derived from the living matter. In other words, anything extracted from a natural thing and manufactured in way that involves no use of artificial chemicals is termed as Organic. Even 1% of organic ingredients found in a Natural constituent make it impure. Products tagged with the logo of being organic assure that the commodity is produced in the most hygienic conditions with zero application of fertilizers.

Meanwhile Natural ingredients are those which are directly retrieved from plants and minerals and involves minimal to no processing. One has to stay cautious while purchasing anything that is labeled as natural considering many companies mixes synthetic items too. There is a wide range of beauty care products ranging from makeup cosmetics to body lotions to moisturizers which people use on day-to-day basis.

However, with ever increasing toxic products that is overtly misleading with the wrong detailing and questionably cheap prices, consumers are shifting to all natural skin care. It’s a positive move considering a person can protect itself from the harmful effects of Sodium Laureth Sulphate which is used in making synthetic beauty creams and lotions and is highly prone to causing skin cancer.

Since natural products are unrefined or pure, they are free of side-effects and are more effective considering they don’t contain any irritants. Furthermore they have an inherent fragrance that is very inviting. And besides distinctive benefits, natural beauty products are very earth-friendly as compared to their counterparts which omit hazardous gas while under manufacturing. Absence of chemicals safeguard from skin irritations like itching, or redness. The most popularly used natural beauty care products include Coconut Oil, which is exceedingly effective in nourishing the lipid content of skin cells; Shea Butter i.e. known to reduce facial scars, Tee Tree Oil, which is utilized in making toothpastes and sanitizers; or Honey i.e. full of anti-oxidants and works as anti-bacterial.

On the other hand, Organic beauty products are also very beneficial but they have some drawbacks. First and foremost, the cost of purchasing such products is not budget friendly. It’s hard for a common man to afford them. Secondly, manufacturing these cosmetics involves very complex processing. Third, the time span of organic products isn’t very long i.e. they expire much sooner than their equivalents. And fourth, Organic beauty care products aren’t everyone’s cup of tea as there is never a guarantee whether a product will match the skin requirement of an individual or not.