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The beautiful soul @floralwaterwitch has a cute little online tumblr shop @floralsgifts and received my Vegan Nail Strengthening Oil in the mail in such a cute way! It can with precious dried flowers/herbs and couldn’t be more excited! I’ve been the oil for a few days on my nails and so far so good, it smells beautiful and my nails and cuticles absorb it so well. I highly recommend this oil she made herself.

Don't like unclean vocals but want to get into metal?

No problem. Here’s a small and incomplete list off the top of my head of bands you might like. A lot of these bands fall within Power Metal, Doom Metal, or Gothic Metal umbrellas.

Type O Negative (the album Bloody Kisses is 👌🏻)
Paradise Lost
Blind Guardian
Nine Inch Nails (highly recommend the album Pretty Hate Machine)
Primordial (VERY similar to Behemoth in aesthetic & over all sound, but vocals are less harsh)
Ereb Altor
Judas Priest
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Aesma Daeva
A Pale Horse Named Death

Edit; please feel free to add more, vouch for, or contest any of the bands on this list.

In my sleep deprived stupor, I made this.

Happy valentines day

(I’ve seen a few people ask what the .wad is, if the tags didn’t give it away, it’s ancient aliens, hard as nails but I recommend it)

Nails Painting Scene


Kaede Akamatsu: (It’s time for my appointment with Shirogane-san! I gotta go fast.)

Kaede Akamatsu: Shirogane-san! I’m here!

Tsumugi Shirogane: Wow, oh? Why are you so excited?

Kaede Akamatsu: Ahaha, sorry! I’ve never got my nails done before, so I’m looking forward to it!

Tsumugi Shirogane: I-I’ll simply feel under pressure if you’re that excited…

Tsumugi Shirogane: It’s not like I’m good at doing nails, so don’t expect too much, okay?

Kaede Akamatsu: Right!

Tsumugi Shirogane: You’re still expecting too much, aren’t you!?

Kaede Akamatsu: (Anyway, from one hand… Shirogane-san started to paint my nails repeatedly…)

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War Water, Iron Water, or the Water of Mars

- To gain protection: this is an extremely aggressive and forceful spiritual cleanser.
- To reverse a curse and send it back from where it came.
- To place a curse: War Water is a traditional and allegedly potent weapon during psychic warfare and witch Wars

How to Make Standard Protective War Water:
1) Place iron nails in a mason jar. Cut iron nails are recommended because they will rust very easily but any version of iron nails will do.
2) Add enough water to cover the nails. Leave this undisturbed until rust begins to form, typically within a week or do. The jar should be opened periodically for oxidation to occur.
3) Once rusting process has started, more water can be added. Keep the jar in a cool area like a refrigerator for best results.
4) Strain the water and use when needed.

I am a ball of pure joy right now. I commissioned art of my Dragon Age Inquisitor, Ashokra Adaar, from @needapotion and she absolutely nailed it! I cannot recommend her enough! I certainly hope to commission her again in the future. 

Vous etes un artiste incroyable! :D

(If anyone would like to know more about my Adaar, I’ve begun a fanfic about her here!
20 Questions with Dr Ferox #12

I am beyond tired folks, struggling to set by body clock back after a night shift again. It’s a peculiar mix of grunge and headache without having done anything super fun to deserve it, so my apologies if I’m a little slow on the uptake.

But here I have 20 more questions and comments you’ve sent me, so lets get into them. I have tried to tag the question askers, but if you asked on Anon then you’ll have to look through yourself to see if you’ve been answered yet.

Anonymous said: How is Lucifer doing? Are you still seeing him? I checked the archives, but I didn’t see any updates past a point and I was curious about the bunbun.

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For me, Wolf’s greatest achievement is that she returns Arthur to the center of his own story. Too often Arthurian tales concentrate on the Knights of the Round Table or the tragic love of Lancelot and Guinevere. King Arthur is treated like George Washington often is - as a hero who is so noble and so far above the common man that he seems more like a stuffed owl than a real person.
Just as Washington was a real man who surmounted his human weaknesses with wisdom and vision, Wolf’s Arthur is a charismatic, utterly compelling king who earns the love and loyalty of his people. (…) It’s Arthur’s wisdom and fairness that make him a king for the ages.
As Guinevere learns, “When Arthur was present, you did not look at anyone else.”…
—  Mary Jo Putney on “The road to Avalon” by Joan Wolf
Weightlifting for beginners

Have you ever walked into a room and everyone has stopped what they’re doing to look at you? So you go red, mutter an apology and stumble out? Well that’s what my first foray into the weight-lifting area of a gym was like back at university. 

It took me a while to go back and that was only with another woman to keep me company. Since then I’ve fallen in love with lifting weights, especially with how it makes me feel and how it enables me to sculpt my body. Also, I hate cardio and find it much easier to push myself when it comes to picking heavy things up and putting them down again. 

But I’ve been asked many times about how to get into weight lifting so I thought I’d put together a beginner’s guide to weight lifting for men and women (because the weights room can be a scary place for men too!)

Step 1: Picture the hero or heroine in your favourite film and strut into the place like you own it. Hold your head high, have confidence in yourself and remind yourself that you’re there to enjoy it 

Step 2: But don’t be scared about asking for help

Step 3: Nail the basics. I’d recommend that you start with a squat, a deadlift, a shoulder press and a bicep curl. Watch videos on YouTube if you really don’t want to ask for help but remember, personal trainers and gym instructors are there to keep you safe

Step 4: Perfect your technique before you start adding on any serious weight because bad technique + heavy weights = all of the pain 

Step 5: Once you’ve got the technique down start adding the weights on. You should be using a suitable weight for the number of sets and reps that you’re doing. At the end of each set you should be feeling like you can’t really do many more. This is how you force your body to adapt and hit your goals, whether they are strength, hypertrophy (muscle growth) or endurance

Step 6: Track your progress rather than trying to remember all of the numbers. I keep a note on my phone of all of the weights that I’m currently lifting

Step 7: Just like with any other physical progress you may hit a plateau. If this happens, have a deload week. Try some lighter weights or try some other things. When you come back to it you’ll feel fresher and most likely will be able to push your weights up

Remember, it’s never as scary as you think it’s going to be and everyone is much friendlier than you think they’re going to be!

If you’re really struggling it might be worth having a session or two with a personal trainer to put together a programme and show you some of the moves.

Now, please excuse me while I go and hit a PB…

honestly the pens’ organisations attempt to manipulate this whole white house situation organisation is disgusting.  whoever it was, management, hr or a combination of both, they tried to play to both sides of their face base, to have their cake and eat it.

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Ankh’s Arm Tutorial Under the Read More~!

For those who may or may not know, I cosplay Ankh from Kamen rider ooo’s and let me say they’re aren’t any tutorials on how to do his arm!! So I thought I would do a favor to any future Ankh cosplayers out there by making one!

Notes to see before seeing tutorial:
I made my arm back in August which was like 4 months ago and there’s things I did during that time that I can’t remember why I did now, so sorry if I do something and I can’t explain why I did! Also, due me not having a tutorial to look at myself when I made the arm, I did a lot of trial and error things and I really believe you should try some too when making this. This cosplay is a big step for cosplayers who have never worked with craft foam(literally me doing this) and It’s good to see what works and what does not when using foam. There’s also a shit ton of photo’s in here!! Also sorry for any type-o’s!!! 


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Standard Protective War Water

  1. Place iron nails in a mason jar. Cut iron nails are recommended because they rust very easily, but any iron nails may be used.
  2. Add enough water to cover the nails. Leave this undisturbed until rust begins to form, typically within seven to ten days. Although the jar is usually kept shut, it should be opened periodically to encourage oxidation.
  3. Once the rusting process begins, more water may be added. Keep the jar in a refrigerator or other cool area.
  4. Strain the water and use as needed.

You may continue adding water to the original nails virtually indefinitely. Some people have a War Water starter lasting years, akin to a sour dough starter. However, should mold or bacteria ever form, discard everything, including the jar and start again from the beginning.

(from The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes)

My Fair Warrior: Part 15

Setting: New York City, New York, USA, 2021

Summary: Feyre thinks Rhys ignoring her after the disaster in Philadelphia, but the Annual Purim Ball gives them a chance to patch things up.

Ship: Feysand

Rating: G

Word Count: 2,898

A/N: Part 15 of my Modern AU. As before, some lines come directly from ACOMAF and belong to Sarah J. Maas. Also, yes, there’s some bending of the timeline thanks to human healing times and real-world logistics.

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Hello everyone. So I have been getting a lot of questions about hair growth ,recommendations for natural products & products to make your hair softer & thicker. Above is a picture of all my natural & semi natural products that I use.

Starting from the back left to right:-
1)mane n tail comb - great for shine thickness,strength as well as growth. I use it mostly in the summer when I become a beach bum:-)
2)caballo combo- originally for horses - this comb is great all year around,great for growth,thickness & moisturizes. Your hair won’t tangle.
3)the bamboo tea- it contains silca so it’s great for hair growth,skin and nails plus great skin. Overall wellbeing.
4) bamboo novex deep conditioner- I use it as a protein conditioner. If your hair is shedding or damaged, reach for it. It contains bamboo- great for growth sprout.
5) raw Shea butter with coconut oil- enough said.

Front from left
1)Aussie 3 min conditioner- I use it in the shower wen I’m in a hurry but still want that soft hair. This conditioner will never let u down.
2)hair skin & nail gummies- ma doctor recommended them for ma skin but I have noticed great changes in ma hair too.
3) black soap- I use it for clarifying my hair wen I have build up, after swimming or a night out at the bar with the hubby.
4)novex leave in cream- it’s a conditioner that contains bamboo. Smells great as well & makes hair shine.
5)novex bamboo oil- I use it to seal ma ends, great on split ends, shine & scalp conditioning & hair growth as well.
6) Jamaican black castor oil with argan oil- great for hair growth, to seal in moisture ,add shine. Sometimes I mix in olive oil so I can use it as a hot oil treatment.

These products will work on any hair type, relaxed,natural,virgin natural or transitioning. Buy one at a time and see it it works for u. But I’m sure u won’t be disappointed.