Work by graffiti artist Banksy has become so popular that celebrities regularly buy originals and prints.

In 2006 American pop singer and songwriter Christina Aguilera paid 25,000 for an original of Queen Victoria as a lesbian and two Banksy prints after arranging a private viewing at a Soho gallery where the Bristol-born urban artist was exhibiting.

Gallery owner Steve Lazarides told the Independent that the pop star already had an in-depth knowledge of Banksy prints and originals and knew exactly what sort of artwork she wanted to buy.

A friend of Aguilera said the musician would prize the Queen Victoria picture featuring the monarch in a lesbian pose with a prostitute and hang it in her living room.

“She’s been a huge fan of Banksy for months and was desperate to get her hands on some of his artwork,” they told the paper.

Banksy reportedly created the controversial piece in response to the fact that Queen Victoria famously refused to pass a law outlawing lesbianism as she refused to believe such things existed.

Hollywood mega-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are amassing a growing collection of Banksy work having spent in excess of 1 million at a contemporary art auction in London in 2007.

Brangelina also controversially bought a Banksy painting of Michael Jackson which showed the King of Pop standing in the doorway of a cottage attempting to coax a young boy and girl into his house with sweets.

Brad Pitt told the Times at an exhibition in America that he becoming a fan of Banksy after discovering examples of his work through the media.

He said: “I think that this guy is really on to something. I first heard about him a year or so ago I saw something about him in a magazine.”

Keanu Reeves, Meg White and Jude Law are just some of the famous faces who have also been spotted viewing Banksy prints and originals at exhibitions in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Mr Lazarides said that Banksy prints and originals are popular with celebrities because they prefer contemporary art to classical masterpieces.

He told the Times: “They’ve got money and they don’t particularly want to spend it on a Picasso – they want to buy something that relates to their lives, their time and their culture.”

Banksy has famously painted subversive graffiti in places such as London Zoo, the British Museum and the wall dividing the West Bank in Israel.

Does it seem like youve applied everything on your face to get rid of your acne? Apply Chris Gibsons Acne Free in 3 Days to your life now! Acne happens to everyone: adolescents, teenagers and adults. We get it, but we dont really know how they get on our face. Acne can differ from mild to very severe. It is formed when skin ducts and oil glands work overtime. The lining of the duct sheds cells and is moved to the outer layer of the skin. Once the skin duct gets clogged, oil is trapped underneath. The plug of a pore is called a comedo. A closed comedo (whitehead) is when a plug sits below the skin while an open comedo (blackhead) is pushed out to the surface of the skin. A blackhead has its name not because it contains dirt, but because of its darkness and difficulty in washing it away. Scientists believe that acne is hereditary, meaning if someone in your family had/has acne, the chances of getting acne for you are higher than one who does not have an acne history in their family.

Drinking a lot of water is a very important factor when it comes to getting rid of acne. Water has a pH of 7.3 and is a very natural acne treatment. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day helps eliminate all the oil and waste toxins that may damage your skin. Water also moistens your skin and keeps your pores from clogging. With all that, it also helps you to lower your stress level and relax your body.

Heres an easy plan you can follow daily with Acne Free in 3 Days:

1)Wash your face every morning and evening using a skin cleanser. This cleans off dead skin cells and excess oil that your body builds up. Make sure to use an antibacterial cleanser because it will kill all bacteria. Apply some hydrogen peroxide to inflamed areas.

2)Sleep on a clean pillow case to ensure none of the dead skin cells block your pores.

3)Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and drink lots of water. Water expels toxins in your body.

4)Exercise in fresh air everyday to let your body feed on sunlight to attain Vitamin D.

If you follow this simple routine along with all the great tips from Acne Free in 3 days, your acne will visibly clear up in three days!

Are you suffering from the discomfort and embarrassment of having missing teeth? Do you hesitate to smile for fear others will laugh at you? Are you always hiding behind the shadows of others because you lack self-confidence because of your unsightly teeth? Solutions are within your arms reach through the latest developments of cosmetic dentistry.

Having a missing tooth is not a problem anymore. Teeth implants in Chigwell or dental implants in Essex are readily available and you can consult a cosmetic dentist who can assess the overall condition and health of your teeth and gums and who can recommend what treatment is suitable for you to get a smile makeover. Consult a dentist for teeth implants and dental implants in Essex or Chigwell and you will come out of the clinic sporting a brighter and brilliant smile.

A cosmetic dentist or orthodontist in Essex will recommend different procedures to solve different problems in your teeth. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers in Upminister is your best option to straighten your teeth. Porcelain veneers in Upminister is one of the most popular procedures for teeth straightening with very high success rates.

Root canal treatment in Essex is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure among many patients each year. Dentists usually refer root canal treatments to an endodontist in Essex to perform root canal treatment who has more training and are specializing in this treatment. Dentists can do it but root canal treatment in Essex requires more time and dentists usually have their schedules full every day. Root canal treatment in Essex will be performed when the cavity has penetrated the inner chamber of your tooth and which could damage the nerves. Orthodontists can correct your crooked smile.

People can lose one or more teeth any time, depending on various causes such as cavities, trauma to the mouth, injury, improper dental practices, and other causes but regardless of how you lost your teeth, you should replace or go for restorative procedures for both functional and aesthetic reasons.
If you lose a tooth, go for dental implants in Essex or teeth implants in Chigwell right away. Do not wait too long and leave it unattended because if you do, your gums and jaw will start to sag, making you look older than you really are.

These modern cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you regain healthy teeth and get a smile makeover to improve your life forever. You have no more reason to suffer unsightly teeth because solutions are available now!

In case you haven’t heard, you are what you eat. Perhaps you won’t turn into a chocolate chip cookie, but there are certain foods that can increase or decrease your melanin production.

Melanin activates the pigmentation of your skin, making in darker when more melanin is being produced by the body. So, depending on the look you are hoping to achieve, eating certain foods can increase the melanin, while avoiding these foods will stagnate it.

Light coloured foods will give you whiter skin. Foods such as eggs and milk will dilute the melanin and keep your skin lighter coloured. On the other hand, the same theory applies to dark coloured foods. Deep, dark foods like coffee, tea, and black sesame can make your skin appear darker.

Vegetables and fruits contain many minerals and nutrients such as zinc, iron and copper. Lemons and cucumbers are excellent examples of foods rich in these minerals which aid in the formation of melanin. Strawberries, on the other hand can reduce melanin, keeping your skin lighter.

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One element that is related to common minerals such as iron, copper and zinc, is tyrosinase. Research has shown that ingesting foods rich in tyrosinase has a proven ability to deepen and darken the colour of a person’s skin. The foods which contain this element include the liver from animals, such as beef liver. You can also find this nutrient in walnut seeds, black sesames or even certain beans.

While eating certain foods may impact the natural tone and colour of your skin, it’s important to remember to keep balance in your diet. Eating too much of any specific food could cause digestion problems, not to mention deprive your body of the balanced nutrition it needs. If you’re hoping to gradually change your appearance, you’re better off to add a few pigment enhancing foods to your daily diet.

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Cinema Haven was created in 2009 to give users an option other than youtube and it’s time limits. Since then Cinema Haven evolved into first a video host, then a video indexer and most recently it sprouted it’s final beta stage where it now allows you to share videos from over 35 sources.

Some would ask why this is a big deal when there are so many other websites out there with already existing great content. Ask yourself this have you seen a video one day that you enjoyed and then six months later end up trying to find it again? Usually the answer to this is yes and for good measure. Now with Cinema Haven you can simply bookmark the video forever (until its is deleted from the original hosting website). So now instead of having to sign up for each individual site you can sign up for one and store your favorites where they are easily accessible. You are also sharing these videos with the other users of Cinema Haven. I think the best part of this feature is the ability to create your own playlist and take it with you wherever you want. Pretty useful if you ask me.me.

Cinema Haven boasts better hosting than youtube itself by accepting 9 different video format hosting from wmv, flv, to mp4 and even the infamously high definition divx format. Have an existing facebook account? Even better, you can login with it and skip the entire registration process.

This service is also great for companies looking to market their products to a smaller public than youtube which notoriously buries submissions within 2 minutes. The creator behind Cinema Haven plans to expand the service to mobile devices later this year to offer hosting of videos that often clutter our mobile devices and also to offer playback from over 70% of it’s hosted or indexed content. Folks when I say it gets no better than this I mean it. Check it out for yourselves.

Cinema Haven: The video social network

Cinema Haven: The video social network

Skin care nanotechnology Wipe away acne, scars, wrinkles, premature lines and regenerate your skin with nanotechnology.

Have you ever thought of removing acne from your face?

Or even get rid of those unwanted scars and wrinkles on your face?

How about reversing the clock and looking 10 years younger?

Well, the truth is you can!

The latest breakthrough in Nanotechnology allows one to clear acne, remove scars, wrinkles and any imperfection on the face. Why? Because this technology allows one to regenerate your skin allowing new youthful skin to grow while removing useless, lifeless dead skin in minutes. And why is this even possible? This has been made possible through the study of nanomaterials and nano particles.

What is nanotechnology and how can it help one in skin care? In short nanotechnology is the study of the small nearly atomic particles. In this way applications can be made to target our cellular structure directly.

As i was reading the science academy journal, i found that there is 1 such company that has been able to take a nanotechnology application and apply it to our faces for skin care. The brand behind this application is Scarwiper and may i say that i am no way affiliated to them.

I bought 1 unit and i have been hooked ever since. I have experienced a 90% reduction in acne and 3 out of 5 scars have been removed since i started using it last month.

The science behind its effectiveness is simple. It is a piece of cloth whose fibers are so small that they are called Nanofibers. These Nanofibers are so small that it somehow consents to the contours of skin and is programmed to penetrate the upper strata of dead skin. Hence, when we use it with water, it takes away dead skin, grime, dirt and bacteria.

In short, as dead skin is taken away, its nanofibers target the cellular structure of each cell by massaging each and every single cell to stimulate an even collagen distribution on your face.

Dr Nicholas is skin care enthusiast and dermatologist.Very often, he is called upon as guest speakers to speak at several skin care seminars. He is also the author of several books such as Secrets of great skin revealed, secrets to making your skin glow naturallyNicholass free ebooks are jam packed with fantastic tips, articles and advice on how to get the skin you want. More recently, he is even one of the pioneers of a skin care technique that makes use of nanotechnology.Subscribe by sending a blank email to or CLICK HERE for more.

Massage therapy provides more than wellness and relaxation, as studies have proved that massage has emotional and physical benefits. As the health benefits grow, so does the number of Australians who turn to massage therapy to improve their wellbeing and lifestyle. Not only does massage therapy relieve stress and help one relax, but is also medically beneficial. Massage is the major key to relieving stress and achieving a healthier lifestyle. A therapy session can significantly lower your insulin levels, cortisol and heart rate, which overall reduces day to day stresses. Such therapy encourages relaxation and studies have shown that after a massage the body enters recovery mode and relaxes which lasts long after the therapy session has been completed.

Many people suffer from bad posture which is difficult to correct in most instances. Massage helps to reinforce natural healthy movements, which in turn helps to correct your posture. The pressure applied when the therapist is massaging help circulate the blood, especially through congested areas. Beauty therapy involves more than massage therapy as it takes care of a person entire wellbeing. One can now become a beauty therapist Sydney, as this is a rewarding career in more ways than one.

For those interested in massage therapy, there are several opportunities available locally and abroad. Massage creates new blood flow which improves circulation and overall body function. Those that suffer from high blood pressure will also benefit from massage treatments. For those that sit behind a computer everyday usually suffer from back and neck pain, having a massage once a week will prevent neck stiffness and help ease muscle tensions. Therapy also improves flexibility and range of motion in older people, where the joints tend to become stiff and tighten, and helps the joints retain the synovial fluid, making one less prone to injury. There are millions of people that suffer from chronic migraines and headaches, of which can be caused through stress and anxiety. Massage promotes deeper and easier breathing as well as helps ease pressure and pain which in turn reduces the frequency of headaches due to muscles spasm caused by anxiety and stress.

In addition also helps the body produce more oxygen and nutrients which is critical for the vital organs and tissues. Massage therapy is also a great help for post operative rehabilitation. In addition to massage therapy, one can also practice reflexology along with a host of other beauty therapies that include facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures. A beauty therapist also advises clients on nutrition, exercise programs and how to carry out daily skin care regimes.

Do you know the core of making up for Cosplayer? It is the right using of foundation make-up. Different with other makeups, sometimes both cheek color and eye shadow would not be used for Cosplayer make up, as for some famous Make-up artists, they even smear colorful pigments on the face of Cosplayers. Once the performance effect is very good, no matter which make up ways and cosmetics are used. As for Cosplay Make-up artists, in order to get good shooting result, you have to practice again and again, for example, you should clearly know which color would be the best under that camera lens with different shooting angles and lighting conditions. At the beginning, you would think it is so complicated, yes, it is normal, but don’t worry, here are some tips introduced to you and once you master them skillfully, it would be very easy.

Firstly, before making up for Cosplayer, their skin should be cleaned with warm water, by this way, both the grease and even dirty marks hidden in the skin would be removed completely. Please pay more attention on this step, in fact, in daily life, lots of Make-up artist will miss such step or the cleaning effect is not good.

How to get top quality cleaning on skin? You should use perfumed soap for cleaning for a few times. Some people are likely to wash skin with facial cleanser or other emulsus daily facial wash without any foam, however, with such daily facial wash, blackhead and other grease hidden inside can not be cleaned, therefore it is not your wise choice.

After being cleaned, please not to use hair drier and it is better to dry with natural wind, by this way, the skin can be kept in good condition. If your skin is oily and what’s worse you don’t pay attention on your skin maintenance, it would be cracked at this time, please not to make up under such circumstance because the final result would be very poor, on the contrary, you should deal with this small trouble at first, it is the common sense that only the healthy skin can get better make up performance.

If your skin condition is very well, when the skin is not drying completely, you have to smear some oil-control cream on face’s T shaped part, which is useful to prevent the high temperature from light and strong sunlight.

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What is insomnia? Insomnia is a condition where people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or having a restful night sleep. Often times people who suffer from insomnia will turn to sleeping pills to get relief. Sleeping pills is a bad idea, because it will just create more problems.

What is the problem with sleeping pills? Pills are a bad idea because most sleeping pills are addictive, and basically are just a mask to what the real problem is. It also causes problems when you interact with other medications or alcohol, which can be very serious or even deadly. People who are prescribed medication are usually supposed to be on them for a few days to a few weeks only, but because they can be addictive people tend to take them longer. Pills can also cause high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, confusion. It also can cause bizarre behavior such as sleep walking, sleep binge eating and sleep driving, in which the person will not remember.

Why it is so important to get a good night sleep? Sleep is necessary to maintain good physical and mental health. Sleep helps you to restore your body and mind, to help with memory and learning, also to help you be in a better mood. When you are sleep deprived, your body is more prone to infections, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Also when you are sleep deprived it can effect your job performance, such as forgetfulness or making mistakes, which can cause you to lose your job. So it is very important to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep if you are an adult, and more than 8 hours if you are younger.

How do you treat insomnia with music therapy? Insomnia is usually caused by your attitude or behavior, if you can change your attitude or behavior this may change your sleep disorder. Your mind plays a big part of all this. That is how music therapy can help. Music therapy uses binaural beats to stimulate your brain to a high level of relaxation, like a meditated state, to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Binaural beats is music set to certain frequencies to stimulate a certain part of your brain that allows you to get some sleep. When listening to music therapy, use headphones to get the best results. The music is soft relaxing music, that has sounds of nature like waterfalls, birds, the ocean ect. When buying music therapy cds or tapes make sure that it contains binaural beats, because they sell fake ones, that claim to do the same, but do not compare, so be aware. If you have any questions on music therapy or binaural beats see link bellow.

Your special day can only be special if you have good memories with you. Give yourself to be pampered by the best people in the fashion industry. You may be doing you daily makeup yourself but on your special days you need the professional touch which can only come with the most experienced and professional people. The professional makeup artists and hair stylists could offer state of the art work with their branded cosmetics, latest equipments and skilled hands.

The makeup and hair style that is done will remain throughout the day and in your photographs you could see the stunning effects of the work done by these makeup artists. The clients are free to let these makeup artists know about their preference for a particular brand. They leave no stone unturned to go beyond expectations of the clients in order to satisfy them. The clients can have trial sessions with the Sydney Makeup artist to ensure they have seamless appearance on the specified day.
Each of us has different skin type and different types of hair. The skin tone and texture vary considerably in different persons and so is the hair type. One needs professional intelligence to find out what kind of makeup and hair style would be suitable for a particular skin, hair or personality. Sydney Mobile Makeup Artist has got the knowledge to ensure you have the perfect look for you big day. The cosmetics that they use for their clients are all of premium quality. You can have appointment with them through email or by calling them over phone. You can talk to them freely about the kind of makeup you need on your special day.

With right makeup and hair style, you can expect to have all photographs very natural and stunning. These memories will remain with you for ever so you must have the best looks. When you call professional Sydney Mobile Hair stylists, you can expect flawless work from them. Book the Sydney Makeup artist much before your actual wedding day or the special day on which you need your makeup to be done. These professionals are always in demand for their high quality work, affordable cost and courteous behavior. They make their clients feel relaxed and comfortable on their special day which is quite important factor. Whether you are going for a fashion show, a portfolio photograph session, a dance party or for your wedding, these professionals arrive early to the venue to have enough time to greet the person and have the makeup and hair styling arranged properly.