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Mickey mouse nail art viny decal stickers set of 25

Mickey Mouse Nail Art Vinyl Decal Stickers – Set of 25 – $2.75

For some reason, I’ve been super obsessed with nail art stickers lately.

As you may know (from past posts), I’m not really all that adept at doing my nails really, but all the nail art trends this season have got me stuck on it anyway.

Plus, these adorable nail decals that I found on Etsy from SuperModCustomz make me believe I might actually be able to create pretty nail looks, if only with these cute little nail stickers!

Here Are Some Of My Favorites:

Skull And Cross Bones nail art decal sticker set of 20

Skull And Cross Bones Nail Art Decal Sticker – Set of 20 – $5

I know, I am probably a little old for skull & cross bones, but whatever. I love pirates and I’ll continue to do what I want, no matter how ridiculous I may seem to onlookers!

Royal crown Nail art decal sticker set of 20

Royal Crown Nail Art Decal Stickers – Set of 20 – $2.50

These adorable little crowns are perfect for that “doll look” that seems to be really popular lately! Plus, I think it would be super cute to add little gems to the top of the crown for added bling.

The Walking Dead Zombie nail art decal sticker set of 50

The Walking Dead Zombie Nail Art Decal Sticker – Set of 25 – $2.75

So I just finished watching all of The Walking Dead Season 2 on DVD this past weekend and this one just seems appropriate! Plus, with Halloween on the way, I’m all in the mood to spook up my fashion haha.

Lightning nail art decal sticker set of 50

Lightning Nail Art Decal Sticker – Set of 50 – $5

Forever a fan of Harry Potter, this is one of my favorites! I will definitely be picking these up and doing some sort of Harry Potter nail look…or attempting to do one,  I should say haha.

Batman nail art decal sticker set of 50

Batman Nail Art Decal Sticker – Set of 50 – $5

Ironically, this is how I stumbled onto these decals. Yes, I was searching Batman on Etsy because I’m geeky like that, but this is AWESOME. I will be painting my nails yellow and applying these. SOON, my friends.

Star Trek nail art decal sticker set of 20

Star Trek Nail Art Decal Stickers – Set of 20 – $5

Don’t you judge me! I love all things Star Trek & Twilight Zone, no matter how uncool they may be. Actually, if you’re sub 20, you might not even know what The Twilight Zone is (See – Here! – if you don’t ;-)). It’s awesome to be nerdy; the sooner we all accept this, the better! …And you know, the cooler I can appear to be!

Eiffel Tower nail art decal sticker set of 50

Eiffel Tower Nail Art Decal Stickers – Set of 50 – $5

As someone who took French (and tutored it) in college, this is a favorite! I wish they had little macaron decals to go with this so I could just paint my nails pink, apply these and call it a day. I also think this would look adorable in gray, lilac or pastel green!

What do you guys think of these?

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

I am an HP Nerd with Madness and A Need to Experiment.

Read on for a rambling, ranting, unrelated to beauty post!

So, I’ve officially gone off the deep end and decided to write this post, not because I am completely mad, but because I feel it should definitely be written in order to be honest with all of my readers, lurkers, and all you lingering shyly in the corner! ;-P

I just wanted to say, “Hello, My name is Tianna, and I am a Harry Potter fan.”

PHEW!

Okay!

It feels so good to get that off my chest!

Now if I make odd book and film references, you all won’t be surprised, right?

Right!

Anyhow, yes I am a HUGE fan.

Still.

At 23 years old.

And no chance of abating so you may as well get used to this kookiness.

Anyone who knows me knows this about me and now you do too.

Harry Potter was such an enormous part of my childhood and I really feel that it’s something that only people from my generation who were there when the books first came out and read them throughout their adolescence will understand.

Understand that it was a series that inspired an entire generation of children and adults alike to read again.

Understand the wisdom of Albus Dumbledore and the bravery of Harry Potter and his friends.

Understand the ideals behind the series that true fans strive to bring into their lives daily – courage in adversity, overcoming obstacles, fighting “for the greater good”, feeling compassion and remorse, defying the odds, taking that one big leap into uncharted territory and off on a big adventure, integrity, intelligence, kindness, humor, and loyalty to friends.

If you’ve never read a Harry Potter book and had the magic touch you, you are missing some major magic in your life!

See what I mean about kookiness?

It’s like how going to Disneyland turns anyone into an optimistic child for a day, so too does the magical world of Harry Potter fill you with adventure, magic, hope, and bravery.

At this point, you may all be wondering how the hell I even got into beauty if I am such an apparent geek.

Hmm, well I’m a girl and we have multiple likes and dislikes and there you have it!

I feel I am getting nowhere with this post so instead of trying to explain my love for Harry Potter, my admiration for J.K. Rowling and how Harry Potter has affected and shaped my life in many ways which really and truly cannot ever be put into enough words, I’ll let these quote images do the talking and leave you with…

“Turn to page 394!” (Snape in PoA)

and

“Mischief Managed!” (Fred + George in PoA)

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew – and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents – that there was all the difference in the world.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 Now back to beauty posts !

Are you a HP fan?

Are you from the HP generation or just now finding the wonderful world of Hogwarts?

Please share your thoughts in the comments!

 Talk to you all again soon : ]

My Old Blog Posts: What Vitamins Can Do For Your Beauty Regimen

This is probably one of my favorite posts from my old blog. It has a lot of really good information in terms of health AND beauty. The two can definitely work for you or against you, depending on both your eating habits and your skincare routine.

Enjoy!

(^the lovely Ashwariya Rai- doesn’t she have GREAT skin?)

Vitamins are a great way to achieve perfect skin and optimum health. Aside from their beauty benefits, vitamins can help you to look younger and even assist with weight loss, disease prevention, the prevention of premature aging, and the list goes on. Vitamins can be obtained either by taking a daily multi-vitamin or through natural food sources. Though still controversial and highly debated, many claim vitamin supplements have shown harmful side effects. Gaining your daily intake of vitamins through food sources and a healthy balanced diet is usually agreed upon as the most effective way to get the vitamins that your body needs to be healthy.

I’ve compiled a list of vitamins and their various beauty benefits for you below:

  • Vitamin A: Commonly known in skin care as Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate, Vitamin A is considered somewhat of a miracle vitamin. Not only does vitamin A help reverse and prevent free radical damage such as fine lines, wrinkles, age/sun spots, scarring and discoloration, vitamin A is also a great acne fighter. Ever heard of Retin-A? Guess what’s it main active ingredient is? You guessed it, vitamin A. Other great benefits of using vitamin A are that it fights dandruff, dry skin, assists with cell turnover (healing, collagen production, metabolism of cells), strengthens hair and nails, gives natural shine and gloss to hair, and helps to fight and prevent various skin conditions and illnesses. Some like to take a vitamin A supplement, but great food sources for vitamin A (natural forms – beta-carotene) are Carrots, Tomatoes, Spinach, Milk, Fish Liver Oils (Cod Liver Oil or Salmon Oil – available in tablets or liquid form), Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruits and various Leafy Green Vegetables. You can also find natural supplements in the form of beta-carotene among others.
  • B Vitamins: There are many different B vitamins in this group from B1 all the way up to B12 and then some. These various B vitamins can do specific things from assisting with hair growth or preventing hair loss, conditioning you hair, skin and nails, acne, evening skin tones out, and improving circulation in the skin and body which can assist with weight loss or prevent weight gain by increasing or maintaining a fast metabolism. Aside from that, B vitamins keep your skin moisturized, prevent and treat various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, maintain healthy bones to prevent osteoporosis, prevent anemia, smooth skin texture, protect from free radicals, thickens and hydrates hair and nails, and assists with the healing process of skin due to cuts, acne, dryness or other skin conditions. B Vitamins are gained from a variety of sources including Leafy Green Vegetables, Whole Grains (Breads, Cereals, etc.), Beans, Wheat Germ, and various Nuts. B Vitamins may also be obtained by taking a vitamin B complex supplement.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is one of the more well known vitamins, especially for anti-aging uses. Vitamin C assists with protection not only from free radical damage, but also is a potent vitamin that helps to tighten and firm skin, correct skin discoloration, heal scarring, fight acne, and increase cell turnover to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is gained by eating any and all Citrus Fruits including Lemons and Oranges, various Leafy Green Vegetables, Broccoli, Spinach, Tomatoes, and more. Vitamin C may also be obtained by taking a supplement, either natural (rose hips)  or synthetic.
  • Vitamin D: A powerful antioxidant (free radical protector), Vitamin D offers a variety of benefits including making sure you have strong pearly white teeth and strong bones and nails. Other benefits include fighting off various forms of cancer, depression, and even diabetes. Vitamin D is a bit more complicated in terms of getting your daily doses. The main source of vitamin D is through soaking up sunlight for 30 minutes a day without sun protection. I know what you’re thinking, Aren’t we supposed to be preventing sun protection??! Well, yes and no. Your body needs sunlight at least 15 minutes a day in order to synthesize the formation of vitamin D in your body. Ever notice you get the blues when you’re out of the sun for too long or notice you feel better under the sun? That’s because your body actually physically needs it! Not only that, but it prevents depression and makes us feel happier. Other easier sources of vitamin D include Milk, Egg Yolks, Fortified Cereals and various Fish including Mackerel, Sardines, Salmon and Tuna. 
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is also a more well known vitamin for its health and beauty benefits. Known and used in many skin care formulations as a potent antioxidant and skin moisturizer, vitamin E soothes, heals and exfoliates skin. Vitamin E provides good moisture to hair and nails while strengthening them to prevent breakage. It can also be effective in treating acne, discoloration, dry skin, and preventing fine lines and wrinkles and skin cancer. Vitamin E can even minimize the damage caused from smoking. Derived from a variety of sources, vitamin E can be obtained from the consumption of Olive Oil, Various Nuts including Almonds and Peanuts, Spinach, Broccoli, Edamame or Soybeans, Kiwis, Mangoes and Tomatoes. Vitamin E can also be applied topically in a liquid form or through the consumption of a supplement.
  • Vitamin K: Vitamin K assists with improving skin elasticity, prevent and treat hyperpigmentation/discoloration in the skin due to age spots and healing dark circles due to broken capillaries (little bumps under eyes), and improving fine lines and wrinkles. It has been linked to the prevention of various diseases including Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Bulimia, and Osteoporosis. Vitamin K can be obtained by consuming various Leafy Green Vegetables such as Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Grapes, and Swiss Chard. It may also be found in Cabbage, Avocadoes, Kiwis, Romaine Lettuce, Soybeans and Strawberries. It may also be obtained by taking a supplement.

There are also other vitamins and nutrients that may be of benefit to your health and beauty efforts, but there are simply too many to list here If you visit your local health and vitamin store, you may find yourself lost amidst the insanity of all the supplements you never knew you needed. Anything from joint pain to wrinkles is covered, but I find that most of these may be obtained through food sources and is usually the safer (AND easier) route to go, but if you choose to take a daily supplement(s), please consult your physician before doing so in order to ensure your daily amount is correct and safe for your body.

Good luck with all your health and beauty efforts!

That’s all for now!

Stay Beautiful

&

I’ll Talk To You Soon : ]