woman in glasses is laying on thefloor and reading a book
All photos: George Milton

First impressions count, and in the case of an educational institution, your first impression will be formed almost entirely based on how well you can perform during your time as a student there. While most schools have different standards for entrance, once you are accepted as a student, you’ll find that they all have a similar grading system. As such, while passing any given class isn’t exactly impossible, failing it is usually inevitable. 
  • November 29, 2022

How to Become a Better Student and Be More Productive While Studying?

woman in glasses is laying on thefloor and reading a book
All photos: George Milton

First impressions count, and in the case of an educational institution, your first impression will be formed almost entirely based on how well you can perform during your time as a student there. While most schools have different standards for entrance, once you are accepted as a student, you’ll find that they all have a similar grading system. As such, while passing any given class isn’t exactly impossible, failing it is usually inevitable. 
close-up of two women writting in a notebook
All photos: Karolina Grabowska

Parents want the best for their children. As they grow up, as a parent, you support them along the process. Being successful in school is one of the things parents want for their kids. Education research has shown that kids who have parents that support them with school tasks and are interested in their progress are more successful.
  • November 25, 2022

How to Help Your Child with College Essay?

close-up of two women writting in a notebook
All photos: Karolina Grabowska

Parents want the best for their children. As they grow up, as a parent, you support them along the process. Being successful in school is one of the things parents want for their kids. Education research has shown that kids who have parents that support them with school tasks and are interested in their progress are more successful.
portrait of a woman looking into the mirror in a bathtub
All photos: Sinitta Leunen

With so many cosmetic procedures and treatments available for beauty and skincare lovers, it can be hard to find exactly what you want and need. Maintaining a youthful and energetic appearance takes a lot of effort and time. A lot of it goes into research, which you may need some help with. Fortunately, finding just the right aesthetic treatment has never been easier. You can ask every respectable Beauty Clinic, and all of them will agree that there is a beauty treatment for everyone. Some of them will spice up your look quickly and have a short recovery time. In most cases, you won't even have to go under the knife.
  • November 25, 2022

5 Most Popular Facial Aesthetic Treatments Everyone Talks About

portrait of a woman looking into the mirror in a bathtub
All photos: Sinitta Leunen

With so many cosmetic procedures and treatments available for beauty and skincare lovers, it can be hard to find exactly what you want and need. Maintaining a youthful and energetic appearance takes a lot of effort and time. A lot of it goes into research, which you may need some help with. Fortunately, finding just the right aesthetic treatment has never been easier. You can ask every respectable Beauty Clinic, and all of them will agree that there is a beauty treatment for everyone. Some of them will spice up your look quickly and have a short recovery time. In most cases, you won't even have to go under the knife.
close-up studio picture of three folded sweaters
by Ron Lach

Autumn and winter are two very atmospheric seasons. Thanks to the approaching nature, you can feel the crisp air on your skin and in your nose. This is perhaps the best time for sweater lovers. Wait, for sweater lovers, any weather is sweater weather! Even though fashion and its trends are fleeting and fickle to the whims of culture, some sweater styles will be chic forever. Below you'll find the top five classic sweaters for women that will never go out of style.
  • November 24, 2022

5 Classic Sweaters Styles that WIll Keep You Warm in the Fall And Winter

close-up studio picture of three folded sweaters
by Ron Lach

Autumn and winter are two very atmospheric seasons. Thanks to the approaching nature, you can feel the crisp air on your skin and in your nose. This is perhaps the best time for sweater lovers. Wait, for sweater lovers, any weather is sweater weather! Even though fashion and its trends are fleeting and fickle to the whims of culture, some sweater styles will be chic forever. Below you'll find the top five classic sweaters for women that will never go out of style.
close-up flatlay of nail care products laying on yop of a rose-gold fur rug

It's time to put away the masks and admit that I, too, have a board on Pinterest called "Nail Goals." For many reasons, many of us can't seem to get anywhere near the nail length of our dreams. Our claws seem to break, crack and peel at the most unsuited moments! Luckily, with age and nail trial and error comes experience! Meet the ultimate nail care post that will help you on your nail growth journey. Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about nail care, nail growth, and manicures, as well as some useful nail care tips that will help you grow your nails long and strong. 
  • November 21, 2022

The Ultimate Nail Care Routine for Long & Healthy Nails ( I Mean It!)

close-up flatlay of nail care products laying on yop of a rose-gold fur rug

It's time to put away the masks and admit that I, too, have a board on Pinterest called "Nail Goals." For many reasons, many of us can't seem to get anywhere near the nail length of our dreams. Our claws seem to break, crack and peel at the most unsuited moments! Luckily, with age and nail trial and error comes experience! Meet the ultimate nail care post that will help you on your nail growth journey. Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about nail care, nail growth, and manicures, as well as some useful nail care tips that will help you grow your nails long and strong. 
two skin care products by elizavecca in glass bottles are laying on top of a pink furry rug

Do you like trying new skincare products? I believe everyone does! It feels like a holiday every time you unwrap a magical beauty potion from a quality skincare brand. The pleasure doubles when you try a product with an unfamiliar ingredient you've never used before. Well, today is one of those days. We are going to take a look at two lovely skin care products by Elizavecca. It will be the Farmer Piggy and the Witch Piggy. Let's find out what hides behind these lovely names.
  • November 16, 2022

Magical Skin Care Potions by the Cutest Korean Brand Elizavecca | Review

two skin care products by elizavecca in glass bottles are laying on top of a pink furry rug

Do you like trying new skincare products? I believe everyone does! It feels like a holiday every time you unwrap a magical beauty potion from a quality skincare brand. The pleasure doubles when you try a product with an unfamiliar ingredient you've never used before. Well, today is one of those days. We are going to take a look at two lovely skin care products by Elizavecca. It will be the Farmer Piggy and the Witch Piggy. Let's find out what hides behind these lovely names.
pregnant lady in a field holding a pair of baby shoes
Photo: Kenzhar Sharap

Pregnancy is a wonderful stage in life that anyone who gets the opportunity to do so, will forever remember. Whether it’s the first baby or the third, each one is different from the next. Each experience has its own set of challenges but one thing stays the same – nesting!
  • November 03, 2022

8 Useful 'Nesting' Tips Before Your Baby Arrives

pregnant lady in a field holding a pair of baby shoes
Photo: Kenzhar Sharap

Pregnancy is a wonderful stage in life that anyone who gets the opportunity to do so, will forever remember. Whether it’s the first baby or the third, each one is different from the next. Each experience has its own set of challenges but one thing stays the same – nesting!
a close-up of a blue eye with a grunge smokey eye makeup look

The '90s were such a great decade. Some people claim it was one of the best decades to grow up! Well, it is hard to argue with the facts. The '90 gave birth to hundreds of incredible movies and TV shows. It was a time when the economy was on the rise, new technologies popped up like mushrooms after the rain, and Johnny Depp was hot. Of course, like any other '90s child, I'm biased. Still, it is nice to dive into the nostalgia once in a while and enjoy the aesthetics. For today's post, I've gathered up some of my favorite alternative makeup looks inspired by grunge, metal, pop-rock, and other fashion and music movements. Let's reminisce together and try to recreate some of the most iconic looks?
  • October 26, 2022

15 Grunge Makeup Looks '90s Children Will Love to Wear Again

a close-up of a blue eye with a grunge smokey eye makeup look

The '90s were such a great decade. Some people claim it was one of the best decades to grow up! Well, it is hard to argue with the facts. The '90 gave birth to hundreds of incredible movies and TV shows. It was a time when the economy was on the rise, new technologies popped up like mushrooms after the rain, and Johnny Depp was hot. Of course, like any other '90s child, I'm biased. Still, it is nice to dive into the nostalgia once in a while and enjoy the aesthetics. For today's post, I've gathered up some of my favorite alternative makeup looks inspired by grunge, metal, pop-rock, and other fashion and music movements. Let's reminisce together and try to recreate some of the most iconic looks?
woman blogging on her laptop at a table
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Professional shots and publications according to a strict content plan are not equal to millions of likes and worldwide fame. Even microbloggers are trusted more than millionaire stars. The secret to this is following the trends and using a few tricks to shake up your beauty blog. And how to do this, we will tell below. Let’s dive in!
  • October 24, 2022

7 Cool & Unusual Ways to Shake Up Your Beauty Blog

woman blogging on her laptop at a table
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Professional shots and publications according to a strict content plan are not equal to millions of likes and worldwide fame. Even microbloggers are trusted more than millionaire stars. The secret to this is following the trends and using a few tricks to shake up your beauty blog. And how to do this, we will tell below. Let’s dive in!
close-up portrait of a red-haired woman with a bob haircut
Photo: engin akyurt

Perhaps nothing thrills a client more than deciding to dye their hair and try a new makeover! However, because you may be as creative as you wish and they can seek out various styles, this common beauty service might be a little overwhelming. How then can you be sure that you help your client find what they are looking for exactly?
  • October 21, 2022

Best Hair Dyeing Trends of 2022 to Offer Your Clients and Try Yourself

close-up portrait of a red-haired woman with a bob haircut
Photo: engin akyurt

Perhaps nothing thrills a client more than deciding to dye their hair and try a new makeover! However, because you may be as creative as you wish and they can seek out various styles, this common beauty service might be a little overwhelming. How then can you be sure that you help your client find what they are looking for exactly?
fashion collage with Morticia Addams looks and makeup

Ah, Halloween!.. One of the most cheerful, and gloomiest celebrations that have ever existed. It is a peculiar paradox, don't you think? As much as everyone loves this party, not everyone is ready to DIY their own, unique Halloween costume. Only if there was a fascinating, irresistible, and iconic character with a very recognizable, but low-key look...And there is! She is a seductive and soft-spoken matriarch of the most famous TV family – Morticia Addams.

  • October 13, 2022

How to Dress Up Like Morticia Addams | Fashion Icon Inspiration

fashion collage with Morticia Addams looks and makeup

Ah, Halloween!.. One of the most cheerful, and gloomiest celebrations that have ever existed. It is a peculiar paradox, don't you think? As much as everyone loves this party, not everyone is ready to DIY their own, unique Halloween costume. Only if there was a fascinating, irresistible, and iconic character with a very recognizable, but low-key look...And there is! She is a seductive and soft-spoken matriarch of the most famous TV family – Morticia Addams.

a close-up of a female's hand with a set of press-on coffin-shaped nails with Halloween design inspired by the House of the Dragon

At-home manicure is one of my favorite meditation methods. It is super relaxing and is simply a great me-time moment! But, it is only if you have time and wish to do your manicure yourself. An average manicure procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your skills and the complexity of the nail look. Unfortuneletty, not everyone has the luxury of regular self-manicuring. Plus, the results aren't always on-point. I'm rarely satisfied with my nail look in the end!
  • October 07, 2022

How to Get a Perfect Nail Look in a Matter of Seconds with BTArtbox?

a close-up of a female's hand with a set of press-on coffin-shaped nails with Halloween design inspired by the House of the Dragon

At-home manicure is one of my favorite meditation methods. It is super relaxing and is simply a great me-time moment! But, it is only if you have time and wish to do your manicure yourself. An average manicure procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your skills and the complexity of the nail look. Unfortuneletty, not everyone has the luxury of regular self-manicuring. Plus, the results aren't always on-point. I'm rarely satisfied with my nail look in the end!
portrait of a beautiful young woman in a headwrap
Photo: Ezekixl Akinnewu

Styles come and go, and when something like bow headwraps come back, you've got to know how to style them. The most common mistake is thinking they can only be worn one way. But there are a few different ways you can style bow headwraps, depending on your outfit. Let's discuss a few different ways you can style bow headwraps.
  • October 06, 2022

Here are 5 Cool Ways to Wear a Bow Headwraps (Now That They're Back in Style!)

portrait of a beautiful young woman in a headwrap
Photo: Ezekixl Akinnewu

Styles come and go, and when something like bow headwraps come back, you've got to know how to style them. The most common mistake is thinking they can only be worn one way. But there are a few different ways you can style bow headwraps, depending on your outfit. Let's discuss a few different ways you can style bow headwraps.
close-up of denim jeans with price tag on them
Photo: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi

Do you feel like you're stuck in a fashion rut? Are you tired of buying clothes that only last for one season? If so, you're not alone. Many people find themselves in this situation, and it can be tough to know where to start when it comes to building a timeless and functional wardrobe. In this article, we will discuss some tips that can help you get started!
  • October 05, 2022

How to Build a Timeless and Cost-Effective Wardrobe You'll Love Wearing?

close-up of denim jeans with price tag on them
Photo: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi

Do you feel like you're stuck in a fashion rut? Are you tired of buying clothes that only last for one season? If so, you're not alone. Many people find themselves in this situation, and it can be tough to know where to start when it comes to building a timeless and functional wardrobe. In this article, we will discuss some tips that can help you get started!

a portrait of a young woman with a Halloween makeup look isnpired by dia de los muertos
Photo: Miguel Gonzalez

Do you remember that jaw-dropping quote from the Mean Girls, when Cady Heron stated that: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” I remember bursting into tears and hysterical laughter after I heard this joke for the first time! As funny and truthful as it might sound, not every woman likes to dress up all sexy for the Halloween party. If you prefer your Halloween style to celebrate the strength, independence, and devotion of women, then you are in the right place. Here are the top 15 inspiring female characters that deserve to be praised! Which one will be your choice for this year?
  • October 03, 2022

15 Incredible Halloween Costume Ideas | Strong Female Characters Edition

a portrait of a young woman with a Halloween makeup look isnpired by dia de los muertos
Photo: Miguel Gonzalez

Do you remember that jaw-dropping quote from the Mean Girls, when Cady Heron stated that: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” I remember bursting into tears and hysterical laughter after I heard this joke for the first time! As funny and truthful as it might sound, not every woman likes to dress up all sexy for the Halloween party. If you prefer your Halloween style to celebrate the strength, independence, and devotion of women, then you are in the right place. Here are the top 15 inspiring female characters that deserve to be praised! Which one will be your choice for this year?
close-up of a cardboard box with 'fragile' written on it
All photos: Ketut Subiyanto

Anyone that's ever moved understands the tiresome and stressful process involved. You must arrange and pack your personal items, and if you don't have the space for everything in your car, hire a mover. Unfortunately, many moving companies receive complaints ranging from failure to honor estimates, late arrivals, damage or loss of property, and charging more than agreed upon. Avoid the hassle and do your research before hiring a moving company. The five helpful tips below will help you with the process.
  • September 27, 2022

5 Helpful Tips to Help You Find the Best Moving Company

close-up of a cardboard box with 'fragile' written on it
All photos: Ketut Subiyanto

Anyone that's ever moved understands the tiresome and stressful process involved. You must arrange and pack your personal items, and if you don't have the space for everything in your car, hire a mover. Unfortunately, many moving companies receive complaints ranging from failure to honor estimates, late arrivals, damage or loss of property, and charging more than agreed upon. Avoid the hassle and do your research before hiring a moving company. The five helpful tips below will help you with the process.
five stainless steel plates for nail stamping stacked on top of a picture frame

Hey, lovelies, I heard that Halloween is just around the corner. Has Jack-o'-lantern knocked at your doors already? Some say this year All Hallows' Eve is promised to be especially spooky. This only means we have to be ready for the creepiest experiences. All jokes aside, have you already thought about your Halloween costume for the party? Some prefer going full Halloween mode head-to-toe, while others stop with a set of frightening nails. For all of those who prefer the second option, here are my favorite 5 nail stamping plates by Born Pretty that will help you to prepare your nails for the upcoming Halloween party.
  • September 26, 2022

Top 5 Spooky Stamping Plates for Halloween Nail Look by Born Pretty

five stainless steel plates for nail stamping stacked on top of a picture frame

Hey, lovelies, I heard that Halloween is just around the corner. Has Jack-o'-lantern knocked at your doors already? Some say this year All Hallows' Eve is promised to be especially spooky. This only means we have to be ready for the creepiest experiences. All jokes aside, have you already thought about your Halloween costume for the party? Some prefer going full Halloween mode head-to-toe, while others stop with a set of frightening nails. For all of those who prefer the second option, here are my favorite 5 nail stamping plates by Born Pretty that will help you to prepare your nails for the upcoming Halloween party.
young woman in gothic lolita fasion outfit is posing close to a chandelier
Photo:  Harajuku Pop Web

Gothic Lolita style or aesthetics has always been dear to my eye. The subtle, almost elusive mix between danger and cuteness, East and West, innocence and melancholy. I wonder if there is any other fashion style as ambivalent? Nevertheless, ambivalence is not the only peculiar thing about this style. One of the most exciting aspects is certainly its origins. If you are interested in discovering more about the Gothic Lolita style, its immersion, main characteristics, and the philosophy behind the whole movement I invite you to keep reading!
  • September 22, 2022

What is Gothic Lolita Style, How to Wear and Pull it Off?

young woman in gothic lolita fasion outfit is posing close to a chandelier
Photo:  Harajuku Pop Web

Gothic Lolita style or aesthetics has always been dear to my eye. The subtle, almost elusive mix between danger and cuteness, East and West, innocence and melancholy. I wonder if there is any other fashion style as ambivalent? Nevertheless, ambivalence is not the only peculiar thing about this style. One of the most exciting aspects is certainly its origins. If you are interested in discovering more about the Gothic Lolita style, its immersion, main characteristics, and the philosophy behind the whole movement I invite you to keep reading!
close-up of an opened eyeshadow palette by catrice
Photo: Tamina

Looking good doesn't cost a fortune — there are many ways to make your beauty routine more affordable without sacrificing quality or results. Another question — where and how to make it most efficient? Today we are going to take a look at some of the most useful tips and tricks for saving money on cosmetics and hair care products. You'll also find a few shopping ideas that will help you find the best deals on the products you need. Ready to learn how to get the most out of your beauty budget?
  • September 19, 2022

8 Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Affordable

close-up of an opened eyeshadow palette by catrice
Photo: Tamina

Looking good doesn't cost a fortune — there are many ways to make your beauty routine more affordable without sacrificing quality or results. Another question — where and how to make it most efficient? Today we are going to take a look at some of the most useful tips and tricks for saving money on cosmetics and hair care products. You'll also find a few shopping ideas that will help you find the best deals on the products you need. Ready to learn how to get the most out of your beauty budget?
portrait of a beautiful young woman with bright red hair
Photo: Daisa TJ

Your hair is a major representation of you, and taking care of it is essential. Having a vibrant, shiny color every day, like it's freshly dyed, gives you a great mood and helps you get through the day easier. But caring for colored hair can often be tedious and far too complicated, especially when you've had a hard long day. That's why adopting some simple steps in your daily routine is important to make the care process easier.
  • September 15, 2022

These 3 Simple Hair Habits Will Help You Maintain Vivid Hair Color

portrait of a beautiful young woman with bright red hair
Photo: Daisa TJ

Your hair is a major representation of you, and taking care of it is essential. Having a vibrant, shiny color every day, like it's freshly dyed, gives you a great mood and helps you get through the day easier. But caring for colored hair can often be tedious and far too complicated, especially when you've had a hard long day. That's why adopting some simple steps in your daily routine is important to make the care process easier.
female's hand with celtic rings and bracelets on it
Photo: ArtHouse Studio

Celtic artisans have created stunning jewelry adorned with patterns and symbols, frequently using silver and sometimes gold. The amount of detail and decoration has always met the highest period standards and rivals even today's.
  • September 14, 2022

What Is The Best Material for Celtic Jewelry?

female's hand with celtic rings and bracelets on it
Photo: ArtHouse Studio

Celtic artisans have created stunning jewelry adorned with patterns and symbols, frequently using silver and sometimes gold. The amount of detail and decoration has always met the highest period standards and rivals even today's.

close-up crop of eyes and eyebrows with henna dye on them

Henna eyebrows are one of the most popular temporary ways to enhance your eyebrow shape and color. Brow henna is affordable, and simple in usage, and the results can last up to a few weeks. Certainly, you can always go to a professional makeup or brow stylist and get them trimmed, plucked, waxed, and tinted. However, if you prefer doing your beauty routines, you may want to tint your eyebrows with henna at home all by yourself.
  • September 08, 2022

How to Tint Your Eyebrows with Henna at Home in 5 Simple Steps?

close-up crop of eyes and eyebrows with henna dye on them

Henna eyebrows are one of the most popular temporary ways to enhance your eyebrow shape and color. Brow henna is affordable, and simple in usage, and the results can last up to a few weeks. Certainly, you can always go to a professional makeup or brow stylist and get them trimmed, plucked, waxed, and tinted. However, if you prefer doing your beauty routines, you may want to tint your eyebrows with henna at home all by yourself.
small capsule with hair care mask by balea on a pink studio's background

How often do you use a hair mask, and do you use it at all? Many of us tend to avoid or even skip this vital step in the hair care routine. Although a hair mask should not be overused – one to two times a week is more than enough to bring back your locks to life. Another serious question is whether to stick to one brand that works for your hair type or keep trying something new. It is something I still work on, and, for now, I pick the second option and keep trying new stuff on my dry hair.

  • September 05, 2022

Beauty Secret Vegan Hair Masks by Balea | Review & First Impressions

small capsule with hair care mask by balea on a pink studio's background

How often do you use a hair mask, and do you use it at all? Many of us tend to avoid or even skip this vital step in the hair care routine. Although a hair mask should not be overused – one to two times a week is more than enough to bring back your locks to life. Another serious question is whether to stick to one brand that works for your hair type or keep trying something new. It is something I still work on, and, for now, I pick the second option and keep trying new stuff on my dry hair.

young woman in black t-shirt is posing in a studio
All photos: Mart Production

We’ve all put on a cotton t-shirt at least once in our lives, and chances are that you’ve got a couple in your drawer right now. They’re often given away as promotional items and are a great way for the wearer to express their interests, views, and creativity. Because t-shirts are such a mainstay in so many people’s lives, most of us never question where they come from or how they’re made. T-shirts are just another common everyday thing that doesn’t require much thought. But learning how they’re made just might make them feel a little less common or better appreciate them.

Cotton is a Plant


A 100% cotton T shirt always starts off as a seed, a cotton seed. Once the seed has been planted, it will take about 100 to 120 days for this beautiful plant to grow to maturity and produce bolls. Each plant will produce quite a few cotton bolls, and inside each boll are as many as a dozen seeds. Most cotton farmers will harvest these bolls using a cotton gin. It’s a machine that will harvest and separate the seed and chaff from the cotton fibers.

young woman in white t-shirt is posing in a studio

Looming


Fresh off of the plant, cotton fibers are fairly tightly compacted. According to the specific variety of cotton, these fibers may be longer or stronger. For instance, pima cotton is known for its longer fibers and softer, more luxe feel. Once the cotton fibers are harvested, they are carded, blended, and combed. This process stretches out the fibers, gets rid of any missed debris, and gets it ready to turn into something more recognizable, like yarn or thread. It can now move on to the looms and be spun into a workable thread that can be woven into the textile we are more familiar with seeing.

Processing


The raw textile gets prepared, colored, and finished during processing. It gets finished with chemicals and heat to get it to the desired color, softness, and print. This is often called wet processing because many of these processes require the cotton textile to be wet or submerged. Once the cotton has been processed and dried, it’s spun onto large rolls and shipped.

pink cotton t-shirt close-up

Styling, Cutting, and Assembling


At t-shirt factories, the rolls of fabric are cut according to the specified design and sizing. Seamstresses will affix the front and back of the shirt, and sew on any sleeves, trim, pockets, and any other embellishments that are part of the design. Sometimes machines take care of all the assembling, and a human is only needed to arrange the fabric and the machine's setter and the machine takes care of the rest of the assembly. Labels are affixed and then the t-shirts are ready to be shipped to stores, designers, and other commercial outlets.

The Takeaway

The journey from seed to t-shirt can be a very involved process, but it moves fairly quickly once the cotton is harvested from the plant. By the time your new cotton t-shirt goes over your head, it’s been touched by many hands and machines, not just the person who printed the design on it. Such an elaborate, long process, required to create a simple cotton t-shirt from scratch, surely deserves a word of appreciation from all of the consumers. Do you agree?

Lots of love,
Liz
  • August 30, 2022

This is How Simple Cotton T-shirts are Made

young woman in black t-shirt is posing in a studio
All photos: Mart Production

We’ve all put on a cotton t-shirt at least once in our lives, and chances are that you’ve got a couple in your drawer right now. They’re often given away as promotional items and are a great way for the wearer to express their interests, views, and creativity. Because t-shirts are such a mainstay in so many people’s lives, most of us never question where they come from or how they’re made. T-shirts are just another common everyday thing that doesn’t require much thought. But learning how they’re made just might make them feel a little less common or better appreciate them.

Cotton is a Plant


A 100% cotton T shirt always starts off as a seed, a cotton seed. Once the seed has been planted, it will take about 100 to 120 days for this beautiful plant to grow to maturity and produce bolls. Each plant will produce quite a few cotton bolls, and inside each boll are as many as a dozen seeds. Most cotton farmers will harvest these bolls using a cotton gin. It’s a machine that will harvest and separate the seed and chaff from the cotton fibers.

young woman in white t-shirt is posing in a studio

Looming


Fresh off of the plant, cotton fibers are fairly tightly compacted. According to the specific variety of cotton, these fibers may be longer or stronger. For instance, pima cotton is known for its longer fibers and softer, more luxe feel. Once the cotton fibers are harvested, they are carded, blended, and combed. This process stretches out the fibers, gets rid of any missed debris, and gets it ready to turn into something more recognizable, like yarn or thread. It can now move on to the looms and be spun into a workable thread that can be woven into the textile we are more familiar with seeing.

Processing


The raw textile gets prepared, colored, and finished during processing. It gets finished with chemicals and heat to get it to the desired color, softness, and print. This is often called wet processing because many of these processes require the cotton textile to be wet or submerged. Once the cotton has been processed and dried, it’s spun onto large rolls and shipped.

pink cotton t-shirt close-up

Styling, Cutting, and Assembling


At t-shirt factories, the rolls of fabric are cut according to the specified design and sizing. Seamstresses will affix the front and back of the shirt, and sew on any sleeves, trim, pockets, and any other embellishments that are part of the design. Sometimes machines take care of all the assembling, and a human is only needed to arrange the fabric and the machine's setter and the machine takes care of the rest of the assembly. Labels are affixed and then the t-shirts are ready to be shipped to stores, designers, and other commercial outlets.

The Takeaway

The journey from seed to t-shirt can be a very involved process, but it moves fairly quickly once the cotton is harvested from the plant. By the time your new cotton t-shirt goes over your head, it’s been touched by many hands and machines, not just the person who printed the design on it. Such an elaborate, long process, required to create a simple cotton t-shirt from scratch, surely deserves a word of appreciation from all of the consumers. Do you agree?

Lots of love,
Liz
close-up of two female faces with charcoal face mask on the skin
Photo: Angela Roma

Acne can affect one’s self-esteem and also leave behind permanent scarring. Therefore, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. There are many traditional routes to go down with treatment, and these should be explored first. Antibiotic tablets, topical antibiotics, and topical retinoids are typical go-to solutions at GPs. Women can also try combined oral contraceptive pills to see if that yields any results too.
  • August 26, 2022

Here are 3 Alternative Treatments that Will Improve Acne Prone Skin

close-up of two female faces with charcoal face mask on the skin
Photo: Angela Roma

Acne can affect one’s self-esteem and also leave behind permanent scarring. Therefore, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible. There are many traditional routes to go down with treatment, and these should be explored first. Antibiotic tablets, topical antibiotics, and topical retinoids are typical go-to solutions at GPs. Women can also try combined oral contraceptive pills to see if that yields any results too.
two skincare products by brand Sallve on a pink, studio's background

What do you look for in skincare products for a good result? The safety of the ingredients, vegan and cruelty-free formulas, and maybe the simplicity of usage? And what about the affordability? I, personally, can't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a cleanser or moisturizer. I believe that skin health and beauty must be reasonably priced and approachable. That is exactly what I was looking for when shopping for my latest skincare products by Sallve. Let's find out if they both turned out to be as good, as expected!
  • August 25, 2022

I'm in Love with Vegan Skincare Products by Brazilian Brand Sallve | Review

two skincare products by brand Sallve on a pink, studio's background

What do you look for in skincare products for a good result? The safety of the ingredients, vegan and cruelty-free formulas, and maybe the simplicity of usage? And what about the affordability? I, personally, can't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a cleanser or moisturizer. I believe that skin health and beauty must be reasonably priced and approachable. That is exactly what I was looking for when shopping for my latest skincare products by Sallve. Let's find out if they both turned out to be as good, as expected!
three beautiful women in lingerie in the studio
Photo: Antonius Ferret

Everyone has some idea of the importance of underwear. After all, most people wear it for good reason. However, it usually isn’t something that you think too much about when you’re getting ready for the day. You might grab the first pair of underwear and bra that falls into your hand, then continue getting dresses.
  • August 19, 2022

Why Underwear Matters: The All-Important Hidden Layer Of Your Outfit

three beautiful women in lingerie in the studio
Photo: Antonius Ferret

Everyone has some idea of the importance of underwear. After all, most people wear it for good reason. However, it usually isn’t something that you think too much about when you’re getting ready for the day. You might grab the first pair of underwear and bra that falls into your hand, then continue getting dresses.

a close-up of a hand with natural long nails and goth black and purple nail look

I love dark and peculiar nail looks just as much as I love wearing dark makeup looks. Certainly, they go together well, creating a wholesome moody look. Black, dark gray, dark blue and dark burgundy were my top four nail colors of choice. However, today we are not going to stop on something as basic as one color manicure, we are going to move a bit further and create an elegant, goth nail look with the help of the stamping technique.
  • August 16, 2022

How to Do This Elegant Black & Purple Goth Nail Look with Stamping?

a close-up of a hand with natural long nails and goth black and purple nail look

I love dark and peculiar nail looks just as much as I love wearing dark makeup looks. Certainly, they go together well, creating a wholesome moody look. Black, dark gray, dark blue and dark burgundy were my top four nail colors of choice. However, today we are not going to stop on something as basic as one color manicure, we are going to move a bit further and create an elegant, goth nail look with the help of the stamping technique.
beautiful ginger woman braids hair for another ginger woman
Photo: Ron Lach

No doubt, summer is one of the years associated with heat waves. So, soaking in the pool or beach, and stepping into breezy clothes and sunshades are summer trends. But chances are that you don’t give your hair the extra summer care as you ought to. The thing is, summer activities may be fun but also expose your hair to hair risks. And that’s why you need a new hair care routine. For instance, straightening out your hair with hair straighteners can become an everyday necessity in summer. Check the list below for 10 summer hair care tips.
  • August 12, 2022

10 Must-Follow Hair Care Tips for the Summer

beautiful ginger woman braids hair for another ginger woman
Photo: Ron Lach

No doubt, summer is one of the years associated with heat waves. So, soaking in the pool or beach, and stepping into breezy clothes and sunshades are summer trends. But chances are that you don’t give your hair the extra summer care as you ought to. The thing is, summer activities may be fun but also expose your hair to hair risks. And that’s why you need a new hair care routine. For instance, straightening out your hair with hair straighteners can become an everyday necessity in summer. Check the list below for 10 summer hair care tips.
three women in a studio wearing shapewear swimsuits
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Saying yes to the swimsuit could be as hard as saying yes to the dress. The task gets harder when you don't feel 100% comfortable with your looks, or if you have a curvy figure. What if there was a comfortable swimsuit, which backed you up as shapewear? What if it could give you a snatched body look in a matter of seconds: enhance your hourglass shape, provide tummy control, and even lift-up buttocks? Sounds like a fantasy, which has finally become a reality.
  • August 11, 2022

What is Shapewear Swimsuit and How to Choose the Best Model?

three women in a studio wearing shapewear swimsuits
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Saying yes to the swimsuit could be as hard as saying yes to the dress. The task gets harder when you don't feel 100% comfortable with your looks, or if you have a curvy figure. What if there was a comfortable swimsuit, which backed you up as shapewear? What if it could give you a snatched body look in a matter of seconds: enhance your hourglass shape, provide tummy control, and even lift-up buttocks? Sounds like a fantasy, which has finally become a reality.
plus-size woman in a wedding dress holding bouquet

Photo: Miriam Salgado

Shopping for a wedding dress is an experience that should be uplifting and enjoyable for all women. Sometimes, plus-sized brides feel disadvantaged, but following some tips can make dress shopping relaxing and pleasant.
  • August 02, 2022

Shopping for Plus Size Wedding Dress: Here are 10 Useful Tips to Help You

plus-size woman in a wedding dress holding bouquet

Photo: Miriam Salgado

Shopping for a wedding dress is an experience that should be uplifting and enjoyable for all women. Sometimes, plus-sized brides feel disadvantaged, but following some tips can make dress shopping relaxing and pleasant.
stylish woman in hoodie and beanie is posing in the forest
Photo: Pixabay

There is no article of clothing more versatile than the beanie. It can be worn every season of the year. It keeps your head warm, but it also looks cute with casual clothes. They can be worn in several different ways. Plus, beanies look good on many different face shapes.
  • July 28, 2022

5 Awesome Beanie Styles We All Must Add to the Wardrobe

stylish woman in hoodie and beanie is posing in the forest
Photo: Pixabay

There is no article of clothing more versatile than the beanie. It can be worn every season of the year. It keeps your head warm, but it also looks cute with casual clothes. They can be worn in several different ways. Plus, beanies look good on many different face shapes.
close-up of a hand with alternative, glitter nail look for summer

The glitter nail look is one of the most popular and most eye-catching manicures ever. Under this charming look is hidden the simplicity of nail polish application and longevity of wear. Not a bad idea for a nail polish lover, isn't it? A glittery manicure can last up to a week or two of constant wear with minimum to no chipping. Moreover, thanks to the chunkiness of glitter, this look protects the surface of the nail and helps them to grow longer and healthier. Well, now it sounds super exciting! What if there was an effortless way to apply glitter manicure on the nails and make them last even longer without touch-ups. 
  • July 26, 2022

An Easy, Low-key Glitter Nail Look You'll Love Wearing in the Summer

close-up of a hand with alternative, glitter nail look for summer

The glitter nail look is one of the most popular and most eye-catching manicures ever. Under this charming look is hidden the simplicity of nail polish application and longevity of wear. Not a bad idea for a nail polish lover, isn't it? A glittery manicure can last up to a week or two of constant wear with minimum to no chipping. Moreover, thanks to the chunkiness of glitter, this look protects the surface of the nail and helps them to grow longer and healthier. Well, now it sounds super exciting! What if there was an effortless way to apply glitter manicure on the nails and make them last even longer without touch-ups. 
woman filming makeup tutorial for youtube applying makeup on a statue
Photo: Rodnae Productions

How to shoot a professional video tutorial? Here's what you need, from shooting tools to the best lighting for a realistic result. Makeup tutorials go crazy on the web: many makeup and beauty enthusiasts reveal their techniques and secrets to looking your best. Or they review the latest products released on the market. Very followed by millions of followers, they have created a real genre.
  • July 25, 2022

How to Film a Flawless Makeup Tutorial Video for Your Channel?

woman filming makeup tutorial for youtube applying makeup on a statue
Photo: Rodnae Productions

How to shoot a professional video tutorial? Here's what you need, from shooting tools to the best lighting for a realistic result. Makeup tutorials go crazy on the web: many makeup and beauty enthusiasts reveal their techniques and secrets to looking your best. Or they review the latest products released on the market. Very followed by millions of followers, they have created a real genre.
woman drawing in her studio an oil painting
Photo: Kampus Production

There is something in every one of our lives about which we feel an intense level of passion. But how exactly can you capitalize on that interest such that it pays for itself? Here are four paths you might take to make your goal a reality.
  • July 25, 2022

How Can You Earn a Living Doing What You Love and Passionate About?

woman drawing in her studio an oil painting
Photo: Kampus Production

There is something in every one of our lives about which we feel an intense level of passion. But how exactly can you capitalize on that interest such that it pays for itself? Here are four paths you might take to make your goal a reality.
crop a woman's hand writing in a dairy on a bed
All photos: Anete Lusina

We are living in a world where having a sound body and mental health has become a luxury. The main reason is the ever-evolving, and fast-paced lifestyle everyone lives these days. However, does this mean that this is how it should be and that your healthy body and mind should be left as it is? Well, no. Therefore, to help you take back control of your wellness, below are some practical tips that even the experts stand by. 
  • July 23, 2022

Take Back Control Of Your Wellness: 6 Tips For A Healthy Mind And Body

crop a woman's hand writing in a dairy on a bed
All photos: Anete Lusina

We are living in a world where having a sound body and mental health has become a luxury. The main reason is the ever-evolving, and fast-paced lifestyle everyone lives these days. However, does this mean that this is how it should be and that your healthy body and mind should be left as it is? Well, no. Therefore, to help you take back control of your wellness, below are some practical tips that even the experts stand by. 
woman in a pair of distressed ripped jeans with her legs over the desk
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Who doesn't love a great pair of jeans? They make us feel stylish, comfortable, and confident. And now there's a new brand on the market that offers ripped jeans specifically designed for women. Evaless is the name of this new brand, and their jeans are perfect for when you want to look your best but don't want to compromise on comfort. So if you're looking for a new style to add to your wardrobe, be sure to check out Evaless! Below are some ripped jeans that you can find at Evaless.
  • July 15, 2022

8 Types of Ripped & Distressed Jeans That Will Spice Up Your Wardrobe

woman in a pair of distressed ripped jeans with her legs over the desk
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Who doesn't love a great pair of jeans? They make us feel stylish, comfortable, and confident. And now there's a new brand on the market that offers ripped jeans specifically designed for women. Evaless is the name of this new brand, and their jeans are perfect for when you want to look your best but don't want to compromise on comfort. So if you're looking for a new style to add to your wardrobe, be sure to check out Evaless! Below are some ripped jeans that you can find at Evaless.
three peices of gold jewely are laying on top of a small white plate
Photo: alleksana

If you have a special occasion coming up, or even just another day at school or work, and you feel like dressing it up with a little something extra, then consider investing in some jewelry. Whether as a subtle accent to your outfit or a statement piece that’s the focal point of your look—a simple necklace, bracelet, or earring can make all the difference. 
  • July 08, 2022

How to Find the Perfect Jewelry Piece to Match Your Outfits?

three peices of gold jewely are laying on top of a small white plate
Photo: alleksana

If you have a special occasion coming up, or even just another day at school or work, and you feel like dressing it up with a little something extra, then consider investing in some jewelry. Whether as a subtle accent to your outfit or a statement piece that’s the focal point of your look—a simple necklace, bracelet, or earring can make all the difference. 
woman holding a black handbag behind her back
Photo: Cats Coming

Bags can make or break an outfit. Women must have multiple purses in their arsenal to spruce up their ensemble. Additionally, more than complementing a fashion statement, using the right office bag can inspire you to perform your best and be confident at the same time, regardless if you're a boss lady or not.
  • July 06, 2022

7 Types Of Comfortable Bags for Hardworking Women | Ultimate Fashion Guide

woman holding a black handbag behind her back
Photo: Cats Coming

Bags can make or break an outfit. Women must have multiple purses in their arsenal to spruce up their ensemble. Additionally, more than complementing a fashion statement, using the right office bag can inspire you to perform your best and be confident at the same time, regardless if you're a boss lady or not.

As much as we use body scrubs and polishes in our daily skincare routine, I always feel that this body product is always left behind. There are not enough words that have been said about scrubs and not enough beauty reviews... Even on my blog, in almost 10 years of its existence, I only talked about skin peeling products just a few times. To fight against this cruel injustice, I've decided to talk about the Macadamia and Rice Milk body polish by Dove, which has the most delicious nutty scent and velvety texture.
  • July 05, 2022

Delicious Body Polish by Dove with Macadamia And Rice Milk | Review


As much as we use body scrubs and polishes in our daily skincare routine, I always feel that this body product is always left behind. There are not enough words that have been said about scrubs and not enough beauty reviews... Even on my blog, in almost 10 years of its existence, I only talked about skin peeling products just a few times. To fight against this cruel injustice, I've decided to talk about the Macadamia and Rice Milk body polish by Dove, which has the most delicious nutty scent and velvety texture.
woman sitting inside of an electric car and posing for the camera
All photos: Jenny Ueberberg

Just like a traditional car with a fuel-powered engine, the cost of running an electric car will vary depending on the make, model, and specifics of the vehicle that you choose. The good news is that there is an option for everybody, and an electric car is likely to cost you much less throughout ownership compared to traditional petrol- or diesel-powered car. Electricity costs much less than fuel, and electric cars also require less maintenance.
  • June 29, 2022

What are the Main Costs of Running an Eco-friendly Electric Car?

woman sitting inside of an electric car and posing for the camera
All photos: Jenny Ueberberg

Just like a traditional car with a fuel-powered engine, the cost of running an electric car will vary depending on the make, model, and specifics of the vehicle that you choose. The good news is that there is an option for everybody, and an electric car is likely to cost you much less throughout ownership compared to traditional petrol- or diesel-powered car. Electricity costs much less than fuel, and electric cars also require less maintenance.
close-up of laptop surrounded by crambled pieces of paper
All photos: Tara Winstead

If you are a blogger who has been letting things slide recently because you have lost all motivation and all inspiration for your project, then you will be happy to hear that there are lots of things you can do to find them and start creating great content again. Below are some of the best things you can do when you are losing motivation and creativity is hard to come by but you want to continue making your blog the best it can be…
  • June 27, 2022

7 Little Things You Can Do to Reignite Your Blogging Motivation

close-up of laptop surrounded by crambled pieces of paper
All photos: Tara Winstead

If you are a blogger who has been letting things slide recently because you have lost all motivation and all inspiration for your project, then you will be happy to hear that there are lots of things you can do to find them and start creating great content again. Below are some of the best things you can do when you are losing motivation and creativity is hard to come by but you want to continue making your blog the best it can be…
five transparent glass vases with flowers on a plain background
Photo: Jill Burrow

If you are getting ready for a special occasion, like a wedding, birthday, or prom, or simply looking for a natural way to decorate your ambiance, then look no further. In today's post, we are going to discuss some of the most popular flower arrangements in Singapore, which consist of the most beautiful and delicate types of flowers. These gorgeous flower ensembles create the ultimate environment for a venue by adding color, glam, and a touch of luxury.
  • June 23, 2022

Magnificent Flower Arrangements for Every Type of Special Events

five transparent glass vases with flowers on a plain background
Photo: Jill Burrow

If you are getting ready for a special occasion, like a wedding, birthday, or prom, or simply looking for a natural way to decorate your ambiance, then look no further. In today's post, we are going to discuss some of the most popular flower arrangements in Singapore, which consist of the most beautiful and delicate types of flowers. These gorgeous flower ensembles create the ultimate environment for a venue by adding color, glam, and a touch of luxury.
woman model in vintage clothing is posing close to the car
Photo: Joshua Rondeau

Love it or hate it, vintage fashion always finds its way back into our lives. It takes the shape of a thick cat eyeliner or camouflages itself into a pair of tortoise sunglasses. At times vintage influence can be so subtle that you will never feel how your fashion choices are affected by it. Fascinated by all things vintage, I've decided to plunge myself into the mystery of vintage fashion style. Today we are going to learn more about its history, influences, and the phenomenon behind this movement.
  • June 22, 2022

What is Vintage Fashion Style, How to Wear & Pull It Off?

woman model in vintage clothing is posing close to the car
Photo: Joshua Rondeau

Love it or hate it, vintage fashion always finds its way back into our lives. It takes the shape of a thick cat eyeliner or camouflages itself into a pair of tortoise sunglasses. At times vintage influence can be so subtle that you will never feel how your fashion choices are affected by it. Fascinated by all things vintage, I've decided to plunge myself into the mystery of vintage fashion style. Today we are going to learn more about its history, influences, and the phenomenon behind this movement.
close-up of couple's hands holding each other
All photos: TranStudios Photography & Video

Engagement rings are a big purchase. You're going to be wearing this ring for the rest of your life, which is why you want something that will suit you and your personality perfectly. Here are several different designs for an engagement ring. Each serves an important purpose, and each will make you and your loved one feel special.
  • June 21, 2022

5 Timeless Engagement Ring Designs That Will Always Stay Trendy

close-up of couple's hands holding each other
All photos: TranStudios Photography & Video

Engagement rings are a big purchase. You're going to be wearing this ring for the rest of your life, which is why you want something that will suit you and your personality perfectly. Here are several different designs for an engagement ring. Each serves an important purpose, and each will make you and your loved one feel special.
a portrait of smiling woman with red hair
Photo: Tomaz Barcellos

Maintaining a beautiful smile can give you so much confidence, but figuring out exactly how you can take great care of your teeth can seem a little tricky. Fortunately, this guide contains some of the most effective steps that you can follow to look after your smile, and it truly couldn’t be easier to begin your journey to the perfect pearly whites today! So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on.
  • June 20, 2022

How to Look After Your Smile in 3 Simple Steps?

a portrait of smiling woman with red hair
Photo: Tomaz Barcellos

Maintaining a beautiful smile can give you so much confidence, but figuring out exactly how you can take great care of your teeth can seem a little tricky. Fortunately, this guide contains some of the most effective steps that you can follow to look after your smile, and it truly couldn’t be easier to begin your journey to the perfect pearly whites today! So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on.
close-up of oil serum by the body shop on a plain, pink background

Did you know that only a few drops of natural oil can drastically improve even the most simple skincare routine? For instance, a drop of tea tree oil soothes and relieves inflammatory processes, and rosehip seed oil reduces fine lines. And don’t even let me start talking about the coconut oil – there is not a single skincare enthusiast, who doesn’t love this perpetual skincare ingredient.
  • June 16, 2022

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil | Review & First Impressions

close-up of oil serum by the body shop on a plain, pink background

Did you know that only a few drops of natural oil can drastically improve even the most simple skincare routine? For instance, a drop of tea tree oil soothes and relieves inflammatory processes, and rosehip seed oil reduces fine lines. And don’t even let me start talking about the coconut oil – there is not a single skincare enthusiast, who doesn’t love this perpetual skincare ingredient.
a portrait of a beautiful woman with piercing and tattoo
Photo: Tamara Gore

Earrings are an essential part of any woman's jewelry collection. There are a variety of earrings to choose from, and it can be challenging to know what size to get. When it comes to ear gauges, there are many different types and brands to choose from. It can be hard to know which ones are the best for your ears. In this article, we will walk you through the different types of ear gauges, how to choose the right one for you, and some tips on how to use them.
  • June 15, 2022

Find Your True Hearing Range: Get a Perfect Fit With These Ear Gauge

a portrait of a beautiful woman with piercing and tattoo
Photo: Tamara Gore

Earrings are an essential part of any woman's jewelry collection. There are a variety of earrings to choose from, and it can be challenging to know what size to get. When it comes to ear gauges, there are many different types and brands to choose from. It can be hard to know which ones are the best for your ears. In this article, we will walk you through the different types of ear gauges, how to choose the right one for you, and some tips on how to use them.
a close-up of rolex submarines watch on a a hand
Photo: hypo.phase

There are many watches available in the market but if are interested in finding one that is both affordable and functional, then you should select a Rolex Submariner. This model is well known for its durable construction and quality materials, which make it a great option for divers. A Rolex Submariner is the best choice for scuba divers who are interested in owning a watch that is also an accurate timepiece. There are many models that you can choose from but if you want to find the cheapest, Below are the top 4 most affordable Rolex Submariner watches.
  • June 14, 2022

What are the Most Stylish And Affordable Rolex Submariners?

a close-up of rolex submarines watch on a a hand
Photo: hypo.phase

There are many watches available in the market but if are interested in finding one that is both affordable and functional, then you should select a Rolex Submariner. This model is well known for its durable construction and quality materials, which make it a great option for divers. A Rolex Submariner is the best choice for scuba divers who are interested in owning a watch that is also an accurate timepiece. There are many models that you can choose from but if you want to find the cheapest, Below are the top 4 most affordable Rolex Submariner watches.
a portrait of a young woman with long red hair
Photo: Zohre Nemati

Our mental health is incredibly important. We always need to make sure that we have a keen understanding of what goes on in our brains, and what we can do to improve any situation that we might find ourselves in. Take accountability for your mental health, and you should hopefully find that you can make this crucial aspect of your life that bit easier to manage.
  • June 13, 2022

Useful Tips that Will Help You Take Accountability for Your Mental Health

a portrait of a young woman with long red hair
Photo: Zohre Nemati

Our mental health is incredibly important. We always need to make sure that we have a keen understanding of what goes on in our brains, and what we can do to improve any situation that we might find ourselves in. Take accountability for your mental health, and you should hopefully find that you can make this crucial aspect of your life that bit easier to manage.