Dark Mode, a feature that replaces your typical black-on-white
with white-on-black, is less difficult at the eyes and makes you sense like you very own bitcoin. The website Dark Mode List lists macOS apps, iOS apps, and websites that aid the feature, and tells you a way to allow each one.
On the Mac, that listing includes Slack, Skype, and the macOS menu bar. On the web, there’s Gmail, Reddit, and Twitter. On iOS, there’s Instapaper and Pocket, Kindle and iBooks, all the big Twitter apps, and Overcast.
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MAC makeup brushes are, hands down, the best ones you can buy. But are the ones you have a fake? Unless you actually bought it at a MAC store or through the official website, you might have purchased a knock-off.
Go and grab your MAC makeup brushes and let’s see if yours are real.
Is There Silver Metal?
One of the big purveyors of fake MAC brushes actually makes it very easy to tell it’s a fake. The reason? There isn’t any silver colored metal on the brush — they are all black.
Real MAC makeup brushes have an area of silver metal connecting the brush hairs to the handle.
Where is the Name?
The new MAC brushes have the MAC name towards the silver metal area. If you see a new brush with the MAC name centered on the handle, it’s a tip-off for being a fake.
One thing to note here, though — some of the older-style MAC brushes did have the name in the center of the handle. But since these brushes are so popular, the chances of you getting a genuine old brush that’s never been used is somewhere between minuscule and non-existent.
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How Dense are the Hairs?
One of the hallmarks of MAC is that the makeup brushes are dense bristles. The brushes are soft, but they are so densely packed that it’s not easy (and impossible for some) to bend the bristles to the side.
If you can pretty easily bend the bristles, or the brush head is thick but not dense, there is an excellent chance you have a fake.
How Much Did You Pay?
These wonderful makeup brushes are not cheap; even one of the least expensive brushes is more than $15, and most cost over $20 each. In fact, the 134 large powder brush is $52 all by itself!
So when you see a set of 12 “MAC” brushes being sold for $45, you know it has to be a fake!
Did You Buy it on eBay?
While there might be a few sellers on eBay of honest-to-goodness-real MAC brushes, the vast majority are knockoffs. Do yourself a favor; don’t go to eBay and expect to see the real deal.
You Have a Fake — Now What?
Well, if it’s a brush that you use and like, then just keep on using it. Then one day when it falls apart (the fakes aren’t made nearly as well), you can go and get yourself a real MAC makeup brush.
Some of the fakes are really quite decent in their own right, and if you didn’t pay much money for them, why not go ahead and use them?
If, however, you paid a lot for a fake, and you bought it recently, try to return it.
Cleaning Your Makeup Brush (Whoever Made It)
Now that you have your makeup brushes, whether by MAC, Sephora, Bare Escentuals, Smashbox or “maker unknown”, you do need to clean them now and again.
So here you go — a how-to for cleaning makeup brushes [http://www.minerals-cosmetics.net/makeup-brushes/how-to-clean-makeup-brushes/].
And if you’re interested in exploring the world of mineral makeup, you can see more about minerals cosmetics [http://www.minerals-cosmetics.net], too.
Have a beauty-filled day!
The term blogger became popular in the late 1990s and the success stories of people in this field led many to consider how to become a professional in blogging. There is a general impression that it is easy to become a pro blogger but the truth of the matter is it is as hard as any effort wanting to earn the decent income. For some people however blogging is a passion and the money that goes with it comes only as secondary.
Just like any endeavor, there are requisites to become a professional blogger. Anybody can be a blogger but to be known in this field, you must consider the following.
You must love to write
The passion to write must be there, to begin with. It should not be just a spur of the moment desire to go online and create a website. Every blogging website you see that ranks well in search engines has great contents in it. Contents are written words that attract visitors.
Start with your expertise
You must have an expertise or at least experience in what you will be writing about. So many bloggers just write about anything under the sun since it is easy to research information on the internet and rewrite ideas of other people. Although it is also one way to go, it is hard to be recognized as a professional blogger if there is obviously no expert on the subjects being written.
There are some professional bloggers who made it without really concentrating much on using SEO techniques. They are the elite few who have focused on a niche that happens to be their expertise and easily earned natural traffic to their site. But they are a special class of bloggers who mostly have a strong offline network. To be sure, you have to study at least the basics of SEO to become a professional blogger.
Set-up a website
Get a domain name and register it so you can have an identity for your website. Some bloggers start with a free platform but if you want to become a professional in this field, you have to start with a paid website.
Monetize your site
A professional blogger is one who earns from the blog website that he puts up. One cannot be called a professional if he is not earning from what he does and this is also true in the case of blogging. There are a lot of ways to monetize a website and it is just a matter of choosing the best for your site.
The term professional blogger actually has no clear-cut definition. One may think that he is a professional but others may think otherwise. But the common barometer to be called one is the ability to attract lots of unique visitors to the site as well as the income potential.