Laura Mercer Coming Back To Australia

From salons, to makeup, to hair extentions in Bondi Junction, the cosmetics market can be cutthroat; things, ironically, can get ugly, and some brands either get killed or are forced to make exits in certain region.

Historical American make-up brand Laura Mercier is one such brand, having left the AU cosmetics stage earlier in 2018. The market felt their leaving, as a lot of cosmetic brands’ products are quite popular, thanks to its long history and international reach. The exit was made by the company back in July 1, 2018, and was met with a lot of comments and talk, with some questioning if the decision might have something to do with the Australian senate’s ruling to ban the sale of any cosmetics that underwent animal testing, but the company refuted that.

Founded back in 1996 by French make-up artist Laura Mercier, the brand was the make-up artist’s own take on cosmetics, as she felt that the products that were available at the time were not up to her standards. Cosmetics like eyeliner, and hair extentions in Bondi Junction, have their roots in one daring brand, and for foundation primer, that brand is Laura Mercier, introducing and popularizing the cosmetics product to the world.

The make-up artist and her brand is known for natural beauty with minimal makeup thanks to techniques with primers and foundations. To say the least, this is a popular brand, available via major retailers across the world, except Australia.

That’s recently, as the cosmetics brand made its awaited return to the Australian market. Aussie cosmetics retailer Mecca announced, a day before Valentine’s Day 2019, that they’ll be bringing back the cosmetics brand. Laura Mercier products became available from Mecca Australia stores and on their site, since the 26th of February.

Additionally, Mecca released a list of products from the Laura Mercier product range they’ll be stocking, which include, but are not limited to, the following products:

  • Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation;
  • Face Illuminator;
  • 6 iterations of Foundation Primer including Blemish-less, and hydrating SPF 30+;
  • Hidden Gems Eyeshadow Palette;
  • Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes;
  • Secret Concealer, and;
  • Tinted Moisturiser, and others.


Old Tyres Repurposed By Auto Recycler On The Gold Coast

There are many services offered by a mechanic on the Gold Coast but it does not include handling old tyres. Often times, motorists do not know where to dump their old tyres to make sure it does not go to the landfill. Last year, China announced that it is no longer accepting recyclables from other countries. It pushed a recycler based on the Gold Coast to take matters on their own hands by investing in a new technology that will repurpose old tyres and make them into bricks.

The resulting bricks can be utilized in making structures such as walls and house foundations and it can also be used in paving. According to the owner of Adrian’s Metal Recyclers, Adrian Fuller, they are handling between 1,200 and 1,500 cars monthly. They are struggling though since China decided not to accept imports of materials to be recycled.

He admitted that it is no longer possible for them to use the same process which is to buy materials from consumers, packed them inside a container before shipping to China. As per the National Sword policy introduced by China, they are banning recycling wastes from other countries unless it is declared to be uncontaminated.

Mr. Fuller said that his main business is to recycle metals coming from cars that are reaching their end of life. The problem is that he spends $3.30 in order to properly dump every old tyre. This is why alternative solutions have been developed such as shredding tyres and making them into playground equipment as well as gym matting.

After securing a patent from Eco-Flex, a company based in Canada, Mr. Fuller will be the first business in Australia to handle old tyres and convert them into fine materials to be made into new products such as sound barriers, fire-resistant bricks and fence panels.

The innovation was warmly welcomed by the CEO of Waste Management Association of Australia. This is beneficial in many ways because recycling create more jobs compared to dumping tyres on the landfill. This is also good news for mechanic on the Gold Coast because they now have eco-friendly alternative in dumping old tyres.


Cremation Rates In The US On The Rise

National reports and local funeral directors across the US are saying that more and more families are opting to cremate their duly departed, and the numbers are set to grow, which means that cremation urns will be on demand. According to a report by National Funeral Directors Association, based in Washington, DC, that’s exactly the case.

The report, the 2018 Cremation and Burial Report, says that the national cremation rate in the US is going up, with forecasts predicting that it’ll go up by 33% within the next 2 decades, noting that the 2018 cremation rate sat at 53.5%, while the burial rate sat at 40.5%. The expected growth is expected to bring the US’s cremation rate to close to 80% by 2035.

Funeral directors across the US took note of the shift, like Kacey Neinstedt, from Hartford’s Shimon Funeral Home, who says that the staff has seen more people coming with cremation urns and cremations for the duly departed within the last half-decade. She says that popularity has definitely been on the rise, with Shimon having about an even split between cremations and burials, and she expects that it’ll continue to go up as time passes.

Funeral Director Michael Palmisano, CesarzCharapata&Zennicker Funeral Home, says that there’s also cost to consider. Cremation is a bit more cost effective than a traditional burial, and that not having a cemetery property can be a very pricey problem.

On top of that, he says that there’s also the options that cremation offers. With a burial, he explains, someone can only get buried in a cemetery. With cremation, it’s not just cremation urns, as the duly departed can opt to get blasted into space, set down into a coral reef, or the more traditional ‘spreading of the ashes’ bit.

Cremation is on the rise across the US, but the NFDA report noted that the Southern states still opt for burials, while the northern states are set to go past 50% cremation rate before 2035 event hits, with Wisconsin one of the 12 states expected to have a cremation rate sitting over 80% by 2030.


How To Choose The Right Blandon Orthodontist

A Blandon orthodontist will provide you the right procedure when you need braces for your teeth. However, the condition of your teeth will have to depend on the nature of the problem and the differing opinions on what have to be done. So, how do you know when you need one, make the right decision and choose an orthodontist to do the job? Consider getting a second opinion when you want braces or other procedures done to your teeth.

A second opinion will ensure you have the right procedure done on your teeth. Not many orthodontists are specialists when it comes to fixing the conditions of the teeth, like crooked teeth, gaps or overcrowding. Besides, these dentists need a price to pay for the procedures. Although there are patients who get embarrassed for having a second opinion about their condition, but it should be something to give them idea on what’s best to be done, especially if they want to improve the smile on their face.

  • It’s an Important Decision to See Orthodontists: If you have chosen a Blandon orthodontist, he can create an impact on your teeth for many, many years. You need to establish a relationship with your dentist, and you need to be happy with your choice. So, take time to make a decision before approaching the right orthodontist.


  • Don’t Base Your Decision on Cost Alone: Many times, the cheapest price may not entail the right decision, nor the most expensive choice can be a good indicator that you’re dealing with a top-notched service. Every Blandon orthodontist has his own preferences when it comes to materials, techniques and systems they want to work with. Ensure you’re at home with the orthodontist and that, you feel comfortable with his treatments. Try to know his treatment plans.


  • How Long Will the Orthodontist Take You During Initial Consultation: Ensure that all your questions are responded to when visiting an orthodontist. See if a Blandon orthodontist has seen you or maybe referred you to one of his treatment coordinators. Never make immediate decisions just because you feel comfortable with the orthodontist. You may ask few more people who had their teeth done and give you insights on what to expect.

Has Utah Taken The Right Step To Lower BAC Limits For Drunk Driving?

The overall advantage of having a DUI lawyer is that they know the laws of the state on drunk driving. They know how to defend the offender and reduce the penalty or sentencing. They know how to minimize the impact of a lengthily suspension of the driver’s license to daily life as well as the job.

States in the US have different laws when it comes to drunk driving. In Utah, DUI laws are strictest with .05 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit. Credible sources like the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor has backed Utah.

Researchers from these institutions have revealed that the new .05 BAC limit does not reduce the freedom to drink alcohol. It does not target social drinking but impaired driving. According to co-author Stephanie Morain, a person has the right to drink as much as he wants as long as he does not get behind the wheel of his car.

Morain further said that in the field of public health ethics, restricting the freedom of a human is acceptable to prevent harm to others. The law lowering BAC to .05 is an ideal example. Many people say that .05 BAC levels are not dangerous but according to National Highway Transportation 2,107 people died nationwide involving drivers with BAC from .01 to .07 in 2016.

Several nations in Europe have adapted the .05 BAC limits but it seems that Americans always find an excuse to be able to drink and drive. Utah is being strongly criticized by the American Beverage Institute which is encouraging people from other states to stop visiting Utah.

There are very few arguments other than the insubstantial excuses of criminalizing responsible drinkers. These were the same tactics used when the BAC limits were lowered to.08 in the past. The law does little harm but it enhances road safety.

If you think you have been wrongly accused of drunk driving, call a DUI lawyer who knows the law. They know the right defense that carries weight. They can present your case more effectively and persuasively than if you do it alone. Do not compromise your future by ignoring the need for a qualified and experienced lawyer.