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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make the pain go away

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Gobble Gobble- w a y later

Every year my mom has thanksgiving at her house. We have all our family over, even extended family. 
Which means lots and lots of people.
There is all kinds of "fun" going on at her house. 
It is a super good time. Ok maybe just a tad bit of drama, but who doesn't have that.
Then after dinner we all head down to the plaza to watch the lights turn on.  Its sweet.
It is a tradition. We are big on family traditions.
This year things have been tough between the sportsman and I. Emotionally I have struggled. 
When its thanksgiving time you should be all happy and things should be wonderful. You’re with family. Right.
The love should be poring out of you right?
I was hoping that I could pull my head out of my ass for a short bit and make it a special time for my sportsman.
He so deserves it. I know.
So just like every year the sportsman and I do the whole Black Friday shopping thing.
Why do we do this? I just don’t know.  I 've been sick lately. Not sure its such a good idea this year.
I swear it never fails the week before tempretures are on the 50’s then the week of Thanksgiving they drop to the 20’s. WTF?
Even with multiple layers, I freeze my ass off.
So I sat down with the sportsman prior to the big day, to discuss our plan of action for the shopping this year.
AS I have spoken of before. The sportsman has an entirely different view of spending than I do.
It does not matter if it’s a birthday, anniversary or holiday. 
Less is more he says. LESS IS MORE.
WTF!
I disagree, but whatever.
The whole conversation took a turn for WTF, I don’t know.
B A D.
What should have been a quick chat about what presents we were going to purchase, ended in he doesn’t trust me and he knows I cheated on him in June this year.
Which by the way I totally denied and will continue to deny till the day I die.

Right or wrong .
So now you can see what kind of thanksgiving I potentially could of had.
A suck ass one.
IF wasn't for my sweet sweet charms and I worked my magic, well really my red lace panties from Victoria Secret worked some magic, so that the sportsman would feel a little more secure.
Along with some sweet ass sex on the table where the board games were being played.
Now I don't know if he walked away 100 percent more secure but he sure was satisfied.
AS for the spending. I did buy some stuff. There were lots of awesome deals out there.
and remember life is too short to just sit on your money.
I say spend- spend- spend.
Like there is no tomorrow.
You know when you go to heaven you can’t take any thing with you.
SO why not enjoy it now.
What cha waiting for?
Any big purchases for you this year?


Mexican-Themed Thanksgiving Bash

Jennifer Aniston Treats Pals to Mexican-Themed Thanksgiving Bash

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Thanksgiving of Jennifer Aniston
hosted a Mexican-themed Thanksgiving bash for 15 friends. She is said to have flown a group of close pals out on two private jets to her lavish estate in the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas, where they spent the holiday on November 25 "eating, drinking and relaxing".

While Jennifer Aniston indulged in plenty of food and drink during the break, she also made sure she worked out every day. An onlooker told People magazine, "Jennifer spent the trip enjoying herself with her friends - relaxing, drinking and eating."

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How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

We all know that sweet potato is one of the nutritious and tasty vegetables. But, it may not be as popular as regular potatoes, that are prepared and consumed in many different ways. French fries are one among the popular potato preparations. Even sweet potato fries can be prepared similarly and the thing is that it tastes great too. While, some of the restaurants serve this dish, you may also prepare it at home, without much effort. This article will provide you with information about how to make sweet potato fries from scratch.


Preparing Sweet Potato Fries

Even though it is really easy to prepare sweet potato fries, you must know the right methods for making it perfectly. Sweet potatoes can be deep fried or baked in an oven. You may also try different recipes with various seasonings. The following are some tips and guidelines about how to make sweet potato fries at home.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven
In order to prepare sweet potato fries, you require two to three large sweet potatoes that have to be peeled and cut into long strips (as in French fries). You may use a mandolin to cut the vegetable to the preferred size. This will also reduce your efforts. If you are using organic sweet potatoes, skin can be retained. Once done, drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle seasonings, like, salt and black pepper, over the pieces. Seasonings are purely your choice, as you may add anything from cheese to garlic powder, cinnamon powder, cayenne, paprika, etc. The next step is to spread the sweet potato pieces on a greased baking sheet and bake for around forty five minutes in the oven that is preheated to 350° F. If you want the fries to be more crispy, turn the pieces after thirty minutes of cooking and then let it cook for another ten minutes with an oven temperature of 400° F. Your baked sweet potato fries are ready.

Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Another method to prepare sweet potato fries is to deep fry this vegetable that is cut into pieces. In order to prepare these fries, you may use a deep fryer or a pan. In case of deep frying, you have to make some preparations beforehand. Cut the sweet potatoes into strips and rinse the pieces thoroughly, so as to remove the starch that can make the fries soft and chewy. Once done, spread the pieces on a soft cloth or paper towels, to remove excess moisture. This will take around thirty to forty minutes. You may also boil the sweet potatoes in water, for around ten minutes, before peeling and cutting. In such cases, you don't have to rinse them. Once the pieces are ready, fry them in batches. Preheat the oil to 325° F. Fry the pieces for around three to five minutes and remove them from the oil. Allow the pieces to cool on paper towels. Once cool, you may either refrigerate them for later use of fry them at the time of serving. This is only the first step of making fried sweet potato fries. The next step is to fry the pieces in oil that is preheated to 350° F, for around five minutes or till they get crispy. You can serve them hot with added seasonings.

Now, you know more about how to make sweet potato fries perfectly. You may also try other sweet potato fries recipes. As per another recipe, make a mixture of a tablespoon water and two tablespoons of whisked egg and coat the sweet potato pieces with this mixture. In another bowl, combine, ⅓ cup dry bread crumbs with two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and pepper. Toss the sweet potato pieces (already coated with egg) into this bread crumb mixture, in small batches. Spread these pieces on a greased baking sheet and spray a small amount of olive oil over them. Now bake them in an oven preheated to 450° F, for around 30 minutes or till they get golden brown and crispy. Make sure to turn the pieces in between. Once done, remove and serve with chutney. So, try any of these methods for preparing sweet potato fries. You may also incorporate your own ideas and come up with your own best way to make sweet potato fries.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

We all know that sweet potato is one of the nutritious and tasty vegetables. But, it may not be as popular as regular potatoes, that are prepared and consumed in many different ways. French fries are one among the popular potato preparations. Even sweet potato fries can be prepared similarly and the thing is that it tastes great too. While, some of the restaurants serve this dish, you may also prepare it at home, without much effort. This article will provide you with information about how to make sweet potato fries from scratch.


Preparing Sweet Potato Fries

Even though it is really easy to prepare sweet potato fries, you must know the right methods for making it perfectly. Sweet potatoes can be deep fried or baked in an oven. You may also try different recipes with various seasonings. The following are some tips and guidelines about how to make sweet potato fries at home.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven
In order to prepare sweet potato fries, you require two to three large sweet potatoes that have to be peeled and cut into long strips (as in French fries). You may use a mandolin to cut the vegetable to the preferred size. This will also reduce your efforts. If you are using organic sweet potatoes, skin can be retained. Once done, drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle seasonings, like, salt and black pepper, over the pieces. Seasonings are purely your choice, as you may add anything from cheese to garlic powder, cinnamon powder, cayenne, paprika, etc. The next step is to spread the sweet potato pieces on a greased baking sheet and bake for around forty five minutes in the oven that is preheated to 350° F. If you want the fries to be more crispy, turn the pieces after thirty minutes of cooking and then let it cook for another ten minutes with an oven temperature of 400° F. Your baked sweet potato fries are ready.

Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Another method to prepare sweet potato fries is to deep fry this vegetable that is cut into pieces. In order to prepare these fries, you may use a deep fryer or a pan. In case of deep frying, you have to make some preparations beforehand. Cut the sweet potatoes into strips and rinse the pieces thoroughly, so as to remove the starch that can make the fries soft and chewy. Once done, spread the pieces on a soft cloth or paper towels, to remove excess moisture. This will take around thirty to forty minutes. You may also boil the sweet potatoes in water, for around ten minutes, before peeling and cutting. In such cases, you don't have to rinse them. Once the pieces are ready, fry them in batches. Preheat the oil to 325° F. Fry the pieces for around three to five minutes and remove them from the oil. Allow the pieces to cool on paper towels. Once cool, you may either refrigerate them for later use of fry them at the time of serving. This is only the first step of making fried sweet potato fries. The next step is to fry the pieces in oil that is preheated to 350° F, for around five minutes or till they get crispy. You can serve them hot with added seasonings.

Now, you know more about how to make sweet potato fries perfectly. You may also try other sweet potato fries recipes. As per another recipe, make a mixture of a tablespoon water and two tablespoons of whisked egg and coat the sweet potato pieces with this mixture. In another bowl, combine, ⅓ cup dry bread crumbs with two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and pepper. Toss the sweet potato pieces (already coated with egg) into this bread crumb mixture, in small batches. Spread these pieces on a greased baking sheet and spray a small amount of olive oil over them. Now bake them in an oven preheated to 450° F, for around 30 minutes or till they get golden brown and crispy. Make sure to turn the pieces in between. Once done, remove and serve with chutney. So, try any of these methods for preparing sweet potato fries. You may also incorporate your own ideas and come up with your own best way to make sweet potato fries.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Good Protein Foods

Protein is one of the essential nutrients required by the body to carry out numerous biochemical processes including, metabolism. Proteins are made of amino acids and so, amino acids are termed as the building blocks of proteins. There are basically 22 amino acids that the human body needs for protein synthesis and various other crucial functions. Out of these 22 amino acids, a few can be produced or synthesized by the human body, and these amino acids are known as non essential amino acids. But, there are 8 essential amino acids, which the human body cannot synthesize on its own and hence, we have to obtain these amino acids from the diet. The foods that can provide these essential amino acids are of immense importance for human health. Such foods are considered as the good protein foods. Given below is some more information about the high protein foods.

Good Protein Food Sources

The foods that are considered as good sources of proteins are, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, beans and legumes, whole grains and cereals, vegetables, fruits and nuts and seeds. These are the main components of a high protein diet. Out of these, animal-based foods can provide all the essential amino acids and therefore, they are considered as the complete protein sources. On the other hand, majority of plant foods do not contain all the essential amino acids, except a few products like, soy beans. The different categories of good protein sources are explained below.

Whole Grains and Cereals
Whole grains and cereals are one of the most important groups of high protein foods. Rich in proteins and carbohydrates, whole grains and cereals are the nutritious foods to be included in a balanced and healthy diet. A list of good protein foods to eat in this category is given below:
  • Whole wheat
  • Whole wheat flour and foods prepared from it
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Wheat bagel
  • Oat bran
  • Oatmeal
  • Rye
  • Corn and cornmeal
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • White rice
Meat, Fish and Eggs
Meat and fish are the complete protein foods, i.e. they can provide all the 8 essential amino acids. They are also the good protein foods to build muscles. Below here is a list of these protein rich foods:
  • Chicken
  • Lean chicken breast
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Organ meat (liver, heart and kidney)
  • Swordfish
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Haddock
  • Rock fish
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Crustacean (shrimp, prawns, lobsters and crabs)
  • Egg and egg whites
Milk and Dairy Products
Milk and dairy products are the foods high in proteins and fats. Dairy products are the high protein foods for vegetarians, who cannot consume meat, eggs and fish. If you are concerned about the high fat content of milk and dairy products, you can opt for their low fat versions. This will help you to keep the total intake of fat low, while getting sufficient amounts of proteins. Some of the good sources of protein in this category are:
  • Milk, skimmed milk
  • Low fat cottage cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Low fat ricotta cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Muenster Cheese
Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are the good protein foods for weight loss, as they can help to feel full for longer and reduce hunger. They are the important components of a high protein diet. A list of high protein foods in this category is given below:
  • Kidney beans
  • Small red beans
  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Mung beans
  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Soy beans
  • Edamame
  • Pinto beans
  • Navy beans
  • Split peas
Protein Rich Vegetables
Some vegetables too can provide significant amounts of proteins. Therefore, vegetables are another sources of good protein foods for vegetarians. A balanced diet is simply incomplete without vegetables, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants, along with proteins. The vegetables high in proteins are:
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Sweet potato
  • Okra
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Radish
  • Tomato
  • Yam
Fruits High in Protein
Rich in vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber and protein, fruits are one of the nutritious foods to be included in a healthy diet. The most important high proteins fruits are given below:
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Coconut
  • Fig
  • Cherries
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Mangosteen
  • Watermelon
Other Good Protein Foods
Dried fruits, nuts, seeds and soy products are some other foods that can provide sufficient amounts of proteins. Below here is the high protein foods list of this category:
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peacans
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Tofu
  • Soy milk
  • Tempeh
  • Coconut milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Flaxseed
Hope by now, you have got a fair idea about the good protein foods. Inclusion of these protein rich foods in the regular diet can help one to get enough of this nutrient required for various crucial biochemical processes of the body.

Good Protein Foods

Protein is one of the essential nutrients required by the body to carry out numerous biochemical processes including, metabolism. Proteins are made of amino acids and so, amino acids are termed as the building blocks of proteins. There are basically 22 amino acids that the human body needs for protein synthesis and various other crucial functions. Out of these 22 amino acids, a few can be produced or synthesized by the human body, and these amino acids are known as non essential amino acids. But, there are 8 essential amino acids, which the human body cannot synthesize on its own and hence, we have to obtain these amino acids from the diet. The foods that can provide these essential amino acids are of immense importance for human health. Such foods are considered as the good protein foods. Given below is some more information about the high protein foods.

Good Protein Food Sources

The foods that are considered as good sources of proteins are, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, beans and legumes, whole grains and cereals, vegetables, fruits and nuts and seeds. These are the main components of a high protein diet. Out of these, animal-based foods can provide all the essential amino acids and therefore, they are considered as the complete protein sources. On the other hand, majority of plant foods do not contain all the essential amino acids, except a few products like, soy beans. The different categories of good protein sources are explained below.

Whole Grains and Cereals
Whole grains and cereals are one of the most important groups of high protein foods. Rich in proteins and carbohydrates, whole grains and cereals are the nutritious foods to be included in a balanced and healthy diet. A list of good protein foods to eat in this category is given below:
  • Whole wheat
  • Whole wheat flour and foods prepared from it
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Wheat bagel
  • Oat bran
  • Oatmeal
  • Rye
  • Corn and cornmeal
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • White rice
Meat, Fish and Eggs
Meat and fish are the complete protein foods, i.e. they can provide all the 8 essential amino acids. They are also the good protein foods to build muscles. Below here is a list of these protein rich foods:
  • Chicken
  • Lean chicken breast
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Organ meat (liver, heart and kidney)
  • Swordfish
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Haddock
  • Rock fish
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Crustacean (shrimp, prawns, lobsters and crabs)
  • Egg and egg whites
Milk and Dairy Products
Milk and dairy products are the foods high in proteins and fats. Dairy products are the high protein foods for vegetarians, who cannot consume meat, eggs and fish. If you are concerned about the high fat content of milk and dairy products, you can opt for their low fat versions. This will help you to keep the total intake of fat low, while getting sufficient amounts of proteins. Some of the good sources of protein in this category are:
  • Milk, skimmed milk
  • Low fat cottage cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Low fat ricotta cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Muenster Cheese
Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are the good protein foods for weight loss, as they can help to feel full for longer and reduce hunger. They are the important components of a high protein diet. A list of high protein foods in this category is given below:
  • Kidney beans
  • Small red beans
  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Mung beans
  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Soy beans
  • Edamame
  • Pinto beans
  • Navy beans
  • Split peas
Protein Rich Vegetables
Some vegetables too can provide significant amounts of proteins. Therefore, vegetables are another sources of good protein foods for vegetarians. A balanced diet is simply incomplete without vegetables, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants, along with proteins. The vegetables high in proteins are:
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Sweet potato
  • Okra
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Radish
  • Tomato
  • Yam
Fruits High in Protein
Rich in vitamin, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber and protein, fruits are one of the nutritious foods to be included in a healthy diet. The most important high proteins fruits are given below:
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Coconut
  • Fig
  • Cherries
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Mangosteen
  • Watermelon
Other Good Protein Foods
Dried fruits, nuts, seeds and soy products are some other foods that can provide sufficient amounts of proteins. Below here is the high protein foods list of this category:
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peacans
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Tofu
  • Soy milk
  • Tempeh
  • Coconut milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Flaxseed
Hope by now, you have got a fair idea about the good protein foods. Inclusion of these protein rich foods in the regular diet can help one to get enough of this nutrient required for various crucial biochemical processes of the body.

What is Skim Milk

Many people do not drink milk because of its high calorie content, but facts show milk as the healthiest drink. Hence, for those people who are health conscious and do not want to gain weight, skim milk is the best option. Now you must be wondering what is skim milk. Skim milk is considered as fat free milk. This milk contains only traces of fat and is lower in cholesterol and calories as compared to the normal or whole milk. Skim milk is prepared simply by boiling the milk. After boiling, the upper thick portion or the creamy part is removed. The remaining milk is known as the skim milk and the process is known as skimming.

Factories which are involved in large scale supply of milk, use the centrifugation method to get skim milk. Milk is filled in big steel containers and then they are separated with the help of centrifugal force. In this method semi-skim milk is also formed. The thick or the creamy portion collected from the upper layer is used for the preparation of cheese, butter and other dairy products. The skim milk from the factory is pasteurized, which is done to kill the micro organisms. After pasteurization, the milk is also homogenized. Homogenization results in the breakdown of the fatty solids and hence they do not come up in the milk. This makes it important to boil the milk again to separate the upper creamy layer. The skim milk is then packed and supplied to various places. Many countries write fat free or low fat over the packets. Apart from this many people even wonder what is skim milk powder. Well, to get skim milk powder, skim milk is evaporated till it reaches the driest level. This is done to increase the milk shelf-life. It also solves the transportation and storing problems.

Skim Milk Nutrition Facts

Their are lots of nutrients in milk but you will be surprised to know that the nutritional value of skimmed milk is higher than whole or unprocessed milk. If we talk about the calories in skim milk, it has very less calories and fat as compared to the normal milk. You will understand the skim milk nutrition facts as compared to whole milk with the help of the below given table.

Constituents Skim Milk (1 cup) Whole Milk (1 cup)
Calories 86 150
Total fat (g) 0.4 8.2
Saturated fat (g) 0.3 5.1
Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.1 2.4
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0 0.3
Dietary fiber (g) 0 0
Protein (g) 8 8
Carbohydrate (g) 12 11
Cholesterol (mg) 4 33
Sodium (mg) 126 120
Vitamin A 150 76
Vitamin D 2.5 2.4
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.4
Vitamin B12 0.9 0.9
Calcium (mg) 301 290
Phosphorus (mg) 248 228

Health Benefits of Skim Milk

As shown in the above table, values of cholesterol, fat and calories in skim milk is lower than whole milk. This is the reason it is consumed by the people who want to reduce weight or are on diet. Hence it is also called as diet milk. Apart from this, rest of the skim milk benefits are under controversies. Some researches show that skim milk has nutritional deficiency and is known to destroy the goodness of whole milk. As you can get skim milk from the market there are chances of adulteration of the milk. Some people add skim milk powder to make the milk thick and then sell it in the market. Hence go for a branded skim milk product. Scroll over skim milk vs whole milk for detailed information.

I hope by now, what is skim milk is no more a question for you. If you are healthy and do not require weight loss, then it's better to stick to whole milk. Skim milk health benefits are a lot but they are still under question, so think before you switch to it.

What is Skim Milk

Many people do not drink milk because of its high calorie content, but facts show milk as the healthiest drink. Hence, for those people who are health conscious and do not want to gain weight, skim milk is the best option. Now you must be wondering what is skim milk. Skim milk is considered as fat free milk. This milk contains only traces of fat and is lower in cholesterol and calories as compared to the normal or whole milk. Skim milk is prepared simply by boiling the milk. After boiling, the upper thick portion or the creamy part is removed. The remaining milk is known as the skim milk and the process is known as skimming.

Factories which are involved in large scale supply of milk, use the centrifugation method to get skim milk. Milk is filled in big steel containers and then they are separated with the help of centrifugal force. In this method semi-skim milk is also formed. The thick or the creamy portion collected from the upper layer is used for the preparation of cheese, butter and other dairy products. The skim milk from the factory is pasteurized, which is done to kill the micro organisms. After pasteurization, the milk is also homogenized. Homogenization results in the breakdown of the fatty solids and hence they do not come up in the milk. This makes it important to boil the milk again to separate the upper creamy layer. The skim milk is then packed and supplied to various places. Many countries write fat free or low fat over the packets. Apart from this many people even wonder what is skim milk powder. Well, to get skim milk powder, skim milk is evaporated till it reaches the driest level. This is done to increase the milk shelf-life. It also solves the transportation and storing problems.

Skim Milk Nutrition Facts

Their are lots of nutrients in milk but you will be surprised to know that the nutritional value of skimmed milk is higher than whole or unprocessed milk. If we talk about the calories in skim milk, it has very less calories and fat as compared to the normal milk. You will understand the skim milk nutrition facts as compared to whole milk with the help of the below given table.

Constituents Skim Milk (1 cup) Whole Milk (1 cup)
Calories 86 150
Total fat (g) 0.4 8.2
Saturated fat (g) 0.3 5.1
Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.1 2.4
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0 0.3
Dietary fiber (g) 0 0
Protein (g) 8 8
Carbohydrate (g) 12 11
Cholesterol (mg) 4 33
Sodium (mg) 126 120
Vitamin A 150 76
Vitamin D 2.5 2.4
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.4
Vitamin B12 0.9 0.9
Calcium (mg) 301 290
Phosphorus (mg) 248 228

Health Benefits of Skim Milk

As shown in the above table, values of cholesterol, fat and calories in skim milk is lower than whole milk. This is the reason it is consumed by the people who want to reduce weight or are on diet. Hence it is also called as diet milk. Apart from this, rest of the skim milk benefits are under controversies. Some researches show that skim milk has nutritional deficiency and is known to destroy the goodness of whole milk. As you can get skim milk from the market there are chances of adulteration of the milk. Some people add skim milk powder to make the milk thick and then sell it in the market. Hence go for a branded skim milk product. Scroll over skim milk vs whole milk for detailed information.

I hope by now, what is skim milk is no more a question for you. If you are healthy and do not require weight loss, then it's better to stick to whole milk. Skim milk health benefits are a lot but they are still under question, so think before you switch to it.

Studio Apartment Decorating

If you have bought a studio apartment, then let me tell you that decorating the same can be real fun. Studio apartment is nothing but a single room space without any partitions and well defined spaces. Unlike other apartments, these do not have different bedroom, living room and kitchen. All these elements need to be fit in the same single room by creating different areas in available space. If you are staying in a studio apartment, also popularly known as efficiency apartment, then you must go through the studio apartment decorating tips given below. Let me tell you that while studio apartments are small and inexpensive spaces, you need to design them smartly so as to make maximum use of the available space.



Tips for Decorating a Small Studio Apartment

Design It Rightly
The first small studio apartment decorating ideas is to design a plan. There are various ideas for decorating studio apartments which you can work upon. These include creating different areas in the available space. The basic areas will include a cooking space, dining space, bed area/relaxing space and the living area/entertainment space. In case you have very small studio apartment, you can combine the dining and cooking space by using smart furniture pieces. Purchase furniture depending upon the studio apartment design only. Usually the bed area needs to be set in a corner and you can have living space at the center with dining area designed adjacent to it. Cooking area must be located near a proper ventilation and have essential plumbings. Bath will be situated depending upon the design of entire building.

Compact Furniture and Furnishing
While you work on the studio apartment decorating ideas, furniture plays an important role. All you need to do is get in some compact as well as functional furniture pieces. Studio apartment furniture should be sleek and not at all look bulky. Multifunctional sofas, wall cabinets, kitchen trolleys, foldable beds, foldable recliners, wall mounted entertainment center are the best pieces which can be added to your apartment. You cannot miss out the wonderful wooden partitions that can be used to create separate spaces in your home. Also, believe me, furnishing a studio apartment rightly is the key to revamp its look. Add bright area rugs, curtains complimenting the wall paint colors and a few throw pillow to fancify the space.

Lots of Smart Storage
While decorating a studio apartment, the primary thing that you can't miss out is adding as much as storage furniture as you can. So one of the studio apartment ideas is to have a huge floor to ceiling cabinet used as a partition creating a cozy bedroom. It will also offer you lots of storage. Maintaining uniformity in the furniture and storage cabinets and shelves in terms of material and finish is the best studio apartment decorating idea. You can also have wall mount cabinets above the kitchen countertop and above the windows as well. Consider storage as a priority while buying any furniture piece. Most of the beds and tables offer lot of room for storing objects. These are the best ones to be picked.

Studio apartment decorating is all about using each and every corner and space available smartly and creatively. Look for end of season sales and online deals to find cheap furniture sets and storage cabinets. I am sure that how to decorate a studio apartment is no longer a tough task for you. Then get started with the interior designing plan and implement the various ideas for decorating this small space to have a lovely house ready.

Studio Apartment Decorating

If you have bought a studio apartment, then let me tell you that decorating the same can be real fun. Studio apartment is nothing but a single room space without any partitions and well defined spaces. Unlike other apartments, these do not have different bedroom, living room and kitchen. All these elements need to be fit in the same single room by creating different areas in available space. If you are staying in a studio apartment, also popularly known as efficiency apartment, then you must go through the studio apartment decorating tips given below. Let me tell you that while studio apartments are small and inexpensive spaces, you need to design them smartly so as to make maximum use of the available space.



Tips for Decorating a Small Studio Apartment

Design It Rightly
The first small studio apartment decorating ideas is to design a plan. There are various ideas for decorating studio apartments which you can work upon. These include creating different areas in the available space. The basic areas will include a cooking space, dining space, bed area/relaxing space and the living area/entertainment space. In case you have very small studio apartment, you can combine the dining and cooking space by using smart furniture pieces. Purchase furniture depending upon the studio apartment design only. Usually the bed area needs to be set in a corner and you can have living space at the center with dining area designed adjacent to it. Cooking area must be located near a proper ventilation and have essential plumbings. Bath will be situated depending upon the design of entire building.

Compact Furniture and Furnishing
While you work on the studio apartment decorating ideas, furniture plays an important role. All you need to do is get in some compact as well as functional furniture pieces. Studio apartment furniture should be sleek and not at all look bulky. Multifunctional sofas, wall cabinets, kitchen trolleys, foldable beds, foldable recliners, wall mounted entertainment center are the best pieces which can be added to your apartment. You cannot miss out the wonderful wooden partitions that can be used to create separate spaces in your home. Also, believe me, furnishing a studio apartment rightly is the key to revamp its look. Add bright area rugs, curtains complimenting the wall paint colors and a few throw pillow to fancify the space.

Lots of Smart Storage
While decorating a studio apartment, the primary thing that you can't miss out is adding as much as storage furniture as you can. So one of the studio apartment ideas is to have a huge floor to ceiling cabinet used as a partition creating a cozy bedroom. It will also offer you lots of storage. Maintaining uniformity in the furniture and storage cabinets and shelves in terms of material and finish is the best studio apartment decorating idea. You can also have wall mount cabinets above the kitchen countertop and above the windows as well. Consider storage as a priority while buying any furniture piece. Most of the beds and tables offer lot of room for storing objects. These are the best ones to be picked.

Studio apartment decorating is all about using each and every corner and space available smartly and creatively. Look for end of season sales and online deals to find cheap furniture sets and storage cabinets. I am sure that how to decorate a studio apartment is no longer a tough task for you. Then get started with the interior designing plan and implement the various ideas for decorating this small space to have a lovely house ready.

Taper Haircut

When it comes to hairstyles for men, taper haircut definitely deserves a mention. Not only is it one of the most stylish men's hairstyles, it is also easy to maintain. It is definitely a sleek way of styling your hair. For styling one's hair in men's taper haircuts, hair is progressively cut shorter towards the nape of the neck. This subtle graduation in length definitely looks very neat. Different types of taper haircuts can be used to spice one’s look. These variations come about with the way hair is tapered at the back or the sides. If you are planning to get this haircut, here’s some information that will give you an idea about this hairstyle.

Taper Hairstyles

A taper haircut is definitely one of the easy-to-maintain stylish formal hairstyle that looks good on most men. For those who don’t like unkempt hair, this is one hair that gives a clean and tidy look. It is regarded as one of the classic haircuts for men. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the businessman’s hairstyle. In this hairstyle, while the top layer or the hair at the crown area is kept longer, as you go towards the nape of the neck, the hair is progressively cut shorter. The degree of tapering and length of the layers makes all the difference. It’s a subtle graduation from the longer layer at the crown to the short tapered hair till the lowest edge which is razor outlined. This is basically the regular barber cut, but now has given way to one of the cool hairstyles for men, the very stylish taper fade haircut.

Taper Fade Hairstyle

Taper fade haircut is what you get when you combine taper haircut with fade hairstyles. It is definitely one of those short haircuts that give you a sleek and polished look. As I mentioned earlier, a taper haircut is all about cutting or tapering the hair from the crown to the nape in shorter layers progressively. In a taper fade hairstyle, while the hair at the crown area is very short, it is still longer than the hair at the sides and at the back. The hair that is tapered or thinned down is cut in such a way that the lines of demarcation are not visible. The neckline and the lines around the ears are neat. The tapered hair at the back and the sides blend evenly throughout. The beauty of taper haircut lies in the way the hair is made to fade gradually and blended evenly throughout with the help of electric clippers. There shouldn’t be sloppy or uneven lines. No wonder, short hairstyles such as taper haircut or crew cut have been sported by the military personnel. It’s easy to maintain and looks professional. In fact, it wouldn't be wrong to call it as one of the trendy hairstyles for men. Another haircut that draws heavily from the fade haircut styles and ideas is the buzzed cut. The popularity of buzzed haircuts for men and women is due to its ability to draw attention to one's facial features.

Types of Taper Fade Haircuts

Various celebrities can be seen donning different types of taper haircuts. Depending on your choice, you can style your hair in a very short, short or long taper fade. Basically your look will depend on the level from which the fade will begin. You can get a high taper fade, which begins above the hairline or a taper fade that is higher into the crest line. A low taper fade is the haircut where just the bottom of the sides and neckline is faded. You can also use hair color ideas to make your hairdo look unique or edgy. You can go for a slight tapering or shave the hair completely around the nape of the neck and around the ears. Another way to spice up your look would be to get asymmetrical taper lines or have some haircut designs or patterns sculpted at the back of your head. Though you can use electric clippers to style your hair on your own in this hairstyle, but it’s always better to let a hairstylist do it. That will ensure a smooth blending throughout.

So, for those of you who like it short and crisp, taper haircut is definitely a great choice. If you want to style your hair in a trendy hairstyle, go for the edgy taper fade hairstyle.

Taper Haircut

When it comes to hairstyles for men, taper haircut definitely deserves a mention. Not only is it one of the most stylish men's hairstyles, it is also easy to maintain. It is definitely a sleek way of styling your hair. For styling one's hair in men's taper haircuts, hair is progressively cut shorter towards the nape of the neck. This subtle graduation in length definitely looks very neat. Different types of taper haircuts can be used to spice one’s look. These variations come about with the way hair is tapered at the back or the sides. If you are planning to get this haircut, here’s some information that will give you an idea about this hairstyle.

Taper Hairstyles

A taper haircut is definitely one of the easy-to-maintain stylish formal hairstyle that looks good on most men. For those who don’t like unkempt hair, this is one hair that gives a clean and tidy look. It is regarded as one of the classic haircuts for men. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the businessman’s hairstyle. In this hairstyle, while the top layer or the hair at the crown area is kept longer, as you go towards the nape of the neck, the hair is progressively cut shorter. The degree of tapering and length of the layers makes all the difference. It’s a subtle graduation from the longer layer at the crown to the short tapered hair till the lowest edge which is razor outlined. This is basically the regular barber cut, but now has given way to one of the cool hairstyles for men, the very stylish taper fade haircut.

Taper Fade Hairstyle

Taper fade haircut is what you get when you combine taper haircut with fade hairstyles. It is definitely one of those short haircuts that give you a sleek and polished look. As I mentioned earlier, a taper haircut is all about cutting or tapering the hair from the crown to the nape in shorter layers progressively. In a taper fade hairstyle, while the hair at the crown area is very short, it is still longer than the hair at the sides and at the back. The hair that is tapered or thinned down is cut in such a way that the lines of demarcation are not visible. The neckline and the lines around the ears are neat. The tapered hair at the back and the sides blend evenly throughout. The beauty of taper haircut lies in the way the hair is made to fade gradually and blended evenly throughout with the help of electric clippers. There shouldn’t be sloppy or uneven lines. No wonder, short hairstyles such as taper haircut or crew cut have been sported by the military personnel. It’s easy to maintain and looks professional. In fact, it wouldn't be wrong to call it as one of the trendy hairstyles for men. Another haircut that draws heavily from the fade haircut styles and ideas is the buzzed cut. The popularity of buzzed haircuts for men and women is due to its ability to draw attention to one's facial features.

Types of Taper Fade Haircuts

Various celebrities can be seen donning different types of taper haircuts. Depending on your choice, you can style your hair in a very short, short or long taper fade. Basically your look will depend on the level from which the fade will begin. You can get a high taper fade, which begins above the hairline or a taper fade that is higher into the crest line. A low taper fade is the haircut where just the bottom of the sides and neckline is faded. You can also use hair color ideas to make your hairdo look unique or edgy. You can go for a slight tapering or shave the hair completely around the nape of the neck and around the ears. Another way to spice up your look would be to get asymmetrical taper lines or have some haircut designs or patterns sculpted at the back of your head. Though you can use electric clippers to style your hair on your own in this hairstyle, but it’s always better to let a hairstylist do it. That will ensure a smooth blending throughout.

So, for those of you who like it short and crisp, taper haircut is definitely a great choice. If you want to style your hair in a trendy hairstyle, go for the edgy taper fade hairstyle.

Oily Face Treatment

Oil secreted by the oil glands that lie below the skin surface are good for making the skin soft and supple. It is helpful in delaying the fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, too much of oil is not good for the skin. There are lots of problems associated with oily skin. Firstly, it makes the facial skin look shiny and greasy all the time. A greasy face attracts dirt and grime that tend to clog up the skin pores and lead to various skin problems including frequent acne outbreaks. Another disadvantage is that the pores of oily are quite prominent and easily visible. As a result, the facial skin looks dull. Oily face is mostly triggered by genetic factors. Sometimes, it get aggravated due to eating oily or fatty foods. It is not a major issue and you do not have to visit a dermatologist for oily face treatment.

How to Care for Oily Skin

Proper skin care is an integral part of oily face treatment. The main steps of oily skin care are as follows:

Step #1: Keep your facial skin clean. You have to wash your face 2-3 times in a day but not more than that. Use a good quality mild face wash for oily skin for this purpose. If you have an acne prone skin, then use one such cleanser which has salicylic acid in it. While washing your face, do not rub your skin harshly. Those who wear makeup should remove the makeup first with the help of makeup remover before washing face.

Step #2: Use astringent for skin toning. It strips off the excess of oil from the skin and thus helps to maintain oil balance of the skin. An non-alcohol based astringent is most suitable for oily face control. You should use astringent skin toner once in a day. Those who have acne on their face should use acne cream instead of skin toners after washing their face.

Step #3: Apply moisturizer. If washing the face make your skin dry, then you must use a skin moisturizer to hydrate the skin. Always use water based moisturizer on oily skin and stay away from any oil based moisturizer like those with mineral oils or cocoa butter or any other such oily components. Read the label of the moisturizer before purchasing.

Step #4: Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. When you go out in the heat, sweating promotes excessive secretion of natural oils that tend to clog up the pores and worsen the skin condition. Therefore, you should protect your skin from harmful effects of sun by applying a sunscreen with a SPF value 15. The gel based sunscreen are the best option for oily face.

Home Remedies for Oily Face

As you know you have to keep your oily skin clean in order to keep it free from blemishes. Oily face home remedies involves use of some natural ingredients for deep cleansing of the skin which in turn will bring about improvement in the skin condition. Here are a few homemade face masks for oily skin which are highly beneficial for treatment for oily face:

Remedy #1: You need one fresh apple and 3 tablespoon of honey. Peel off the fresh apple and cut it into slices. Put the apple pieces and honey in a blender and make a smooth paste. Apply this paste after cleansing your face. Wait for 15 minutes and then wash off. This will tighten up the large skin pores of the oily skin.

Remedy #2: Take one tablespoon each of rice powder and cornflour and some lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients properly to prepare a thick paste. Massage it on the face with a gentle circular motions. Let it stay on the skin for some time and then wash off. There are several benefits of this oily skin treatments. It exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells and thus open up the clogged pores. The bleaching properties of the lemon juice present in this mask for oily skin will fade out the acne scars and other blemishes from skin.

Remedy #3: A clay mask is one of the most effective oily face remedies. It helps a lot in deep cleansing of the oily skin. To prepare this mask you need 2 tablespoon of green clay, one tablespoon each of honey and yogurt, a few drop of lemon juice and a few drops of lavender oil. Prepare a thick paste by mixing up all these ingredients and apply it on the entire face except the region surrounding the eyes. Allow the mask to dry up and then remove it gently with lukewarm water. You must go for this kind of deep cleansing once in a week.

The basic rules of oily face treatment for men and women remains the same. You have to keep the skin oil free with proper treatment. Along with it, eat healthy foods and stay away from oily and spicy foods. Drink lots of water to keep your body free from toxins. Regular exercises can bring a healthy glow on your face.

Oily Face Treatment

Oil secreted by the oil glands that lie below the skin surface are good for making the skin soft and supple. It is helpful in delaying the fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, too much of oil is not good for the skin. There are lots of problems associated with oily skin. Firstly, it makes the facial skin look shiny and greasy all the time. A greasy face attracts dirt and grime that tend to clog up the skin pores and lead to various skin problems including frequent acne outbreaks. Another disadvantage is that the pores of oily are quite prominent and easily visible. As a result, the facial skin looks dull. Oily face is mostly triggered by genetic factors. Sometimes, it get aggravated due to eating oily or fatty foods. It is not a major issue and you do not have to visit a dermatologist for oily face treatment.

How to Care for Oily Skin

Proper skin care is an integral part of oily face treatment. The main steps of oily skin care are as follows:

Step #1: Keep your facial skin clean. You have to wash your face 2-3 times in a day but not more than that. Use a good quality mild face wash for oily skin for this purpose. If you have an acne prone skin, then use one such cleanser which has salicylic acid in it. While washing your face, do not rub your skin harshly. Those who wear makeup should remove the makeup first with the help of makeup remover before washing face.

Step #2: Use astringent for skin toning. It strips off the excess of oil from the skin and thus helps to maintain oil balance of the skin. An non-alcohol based astringent is most suitable for oily face control. You should use astringent skin toner once in a day. Those who have acne on their face should use acne cream instead of skin toners after washing their face.

Step #3: Apply moisturizer. If washing the face make your skin dry, then you must use a skin moisturizer to hydrate the skin. Always use water based moisturizer on oily skin and stay away from any oil based moisturizer like those with mineral oils or cocoa butter or any other such oily components. Read the label of the moisturizer before purchasing.

Step #4: Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. When you go out in the heat, sweating promotes excessive secretion of natural oils that tend to clog up the pores and worsen the skin condition. Therefore, you should protect your skin from harmful effects of sun by applying a sunscreen with a SPF value 15. The gel based sunscreen are the best option for oily face.

Home Remedies for Oily Face

As you know you have to keep your oily skin clean in order to keep it free from blemishes. Oily face home remedies involves use of some natural ingredients for deep cleansing of the skin which in turn will bring about improvement in the skin condition. Here are a few homemade face masks for oily skin which are highly beneficial for treatment for oily face:

Remedy #1: You need one fresh apple and 3 tablespoon of honey. Peel off the fresh apple and cut it into slices. Put the apple pieces and honey in a blender and make a smooth paste. Apply this paste after cleansing your face. Wait for 15 minutes and then wash off. This will tighten up the large skin pores of the oily skin.

Remedy #2: Take one tablespoon each of rice powder and cornflour and some lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients properly to prepare a thick paste. Massage it on the face with a gentle circular motions. Let it stay on the skin for some time and then wash off. There are several benefits of this oily skin treatments. It exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells and thus open up the clogged pores. The bleaching properties of the lemon juice present in this mask for oily skin will fade out the acne scars and other blemishes from skin.

Remedy #3: A clay mask is one of the most effective oily face remedies. It helps a lot in deep cleansing of the oily skin. To prepare this mask you need 2 tablespoon of green clay, one tablespoon each of honey and yogurt, a few drop of lemon juice and a few drops of lavender oil. Prepare a thick paste by mixing up all these ingredients and apply it on the entire face except the region surrounding the eyes. Allow the mask to dry up and then remove it gently with lukewarm water. You must go for this kind of deep cleansing once in a week.

The basic rules of oily face treatment for men and women remains the same. You have to keep the skin oil free with proper treatment. Along with it, eat healthy foods and stay away from oily and spicy foods. Drink lots of water to keep your body free from toxins. Regular exercises can bring a healthy glow on your face.

Color Changing Nail Polish

With the availability of different types of makeup products, one can easily turn a plain Jane into a diva. You might be a lover of natural beauty but there's no harm in using these makeup products to accentuate your features and make yourself look even more beautiful. Whether it's a nice eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick or for that matter, manicured nails with a beautiful nail polish on them, if these products are applied well, you can really make heads turn. No wonder makeup products are so much in demand. Most cosmetic companies are trying hard to catch the attention of consumers with their products. One such product that seems to be have caught the fancy of fashionistas is the color changing nail polish. You might have heard about mood rings that change with your mood, but did you ever come across a nail polish that changes with your mood? I am sure you are already thinking about applying it on your nails. Well, here's all you need to know about this nail polish.

Color Changing Nail Polish: How Does it Work

Is it right to say that the color changing nail polish changes color with your mood? Well, these nail polishes work on the same principle as that of mood rings. This color changing nail polish, which is also referred to as mood nail polish sometimes, changes color due to a change in temperature. When you go out in the sun, some of the nail polish ingredients react to the change in the temperature and this causes a change in the color. So, while you are out basking in the sun, heat from the sun causes the change in the color. As you step indoors, and the temperature drops to normal, it will change to its original color. So, the change in color is brought about due to the exposure to the sun. Besides being sun activated, the changes in nail polish color could also occur due to changes in your body temperature. Now that you know what causes the nail polish color to change, let's find out more about the shades that are available in color changing nail polish.

Color Changing Nail Polish: Shades

Where can I buy color changing nail polish? I am sure this question might be lurking in your head right now. If you wish to apply this nail polish to your nails, you can buy these online. You can look for these at mega beauty outlets as well. There are various nail polish brands that are offering mood nail polishes and with the kind of response it's getting, many other brands will soon be launching their mood nail polishes soon. Del Sol, Toma, Nubar Moodies and Claire's are the some of the best nail polish brands that offer a wide variety of amazing color changing nail polish shades. Surely, this trend is catching up fast and it's definitely a great hit with young girls. It's really fascinating to watch your nail polish change colors. Whether you want a subtle change on exposure to sun, or you like the dramatic changes, you can choose from the vast collection of colors.

Those of you who like it subtle, can go for the lighter shades. Del Sol's Reckless might be the perfect shade for you. The original color is a shimmery white, which on being exposed to sun, turns into a shimmery pink. Ruby Slippers and Island Fever are also beautiful shades. For those who like it bright can get their hands on shades such as Heartbreaker, Sunkissed and Spikes. These are some of the best nail polish shades. These will give you a dramatic shift in the nail polish color. Though these nail polishes will cost you more than your regular nail polishes, these are definitely worth a try. This nail polish can also be called as an acrylic nail polish as it can be used on acrylic nails as well.

This was all about color changing nail polish. With the vast collection of beautiful shades that are available, there is no way that you wouldn't find a shade that you will love to apply on your nails. I am sure you might already be thinking of buying these for yourself. So, wear color changing nail polish on your shapely nails and go have some fun in the sun!

Color Changing Nail Polish

With the availability of different types of makeup products, one can easily turn a plain Jane into a diva. You might be a lover of natural beauty but there's no harm in using these makeup products to accentuate your features and make yourself look even more beautiful. Whether it's a nice eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick or for that matter, manicured nails with a beautiful nail polish on them, if these products are applied well, you can really make heads turn. No wonder makeup products are so much in demand. Most cosmetic companies are trying hard to catch the attention of consumers with their products. One such product that seems to be have caught the fancy of fashionistas is the color changing nail polish. You might have heard about mood rings that change with your mood, but did you ever come across a nail polish that changes with your mood? I am sure you are already thinking about applying it on your nails. Well, here's all you need to know about this nail polish.

Color Changing Nail Polish: How Does it Work

Is it right to say that the color changing nail polish changes color with your mood? Well, these nail polishes work on the same principle as that of mood rings. This color changing nail polish, which is also referred to as mood nail polish sometimes, changes color due to a change in temperature. When you go out in the sun, some of the nail polish ingredients react to the change in the temperature and this causes a change in the color. So, while you are out basking in the sun, heat from the sun causes the change in the color. As you step indoors, and the temperature drops to normal, it will change to its original color. So, the change in color is brought about due to the exposure to the sun. Besides being sun activated, the changes in nail polish color could also occur due to changes in your body temperature. Now that you know what causes the nail polish color to change, let's find out more about the shades that are available in color changing nail polish.

Color Changing Nail Polish: Shades

Where can I buy color changing nail polish? I am sure this question might be lurking in your head right now. If you wish to apply this nail polish to your nails, you can buy these online. You can look for these at mega beauty outlets as well. There are various nail polish brands that are offering mood nail polishes and with the kind of response it's getting, many other brands will soon be launching their mood nail polishes soon. Del Sol, Toma, Nubar Moodies and Claire's are the some of the best nail polish brands that offer a wide variety of amazing color changing nail polish shades. Surely, this trend is catching up fast and it's definitely a great hit with young girls. It's really fascinating to watch your nail polish change colors. Whether you want a subtle change on exposure to sun, or you like the dramatic changes, you can choose from the vast collection of colors.

Those of you who like it subtle, can go for the lighter shades. Del Sol's Reckless might be the perfect shade for you. The original color is a shimmery white, which on being exposed to sun, turns into a shimmery pink. Ruby Slippers and Island Fever are also beautiful shades. For those who like it bright can get their hands on shades such as Heartbreaker, Sunkissed and Spikes. These are some of the best nail polish shades. These will give you a dramatic shift in the nail polish color. Though these nail polishes will cost you more than your regular nail polishes, these are definitely worth a try. This nail polish can also be called as an acrylic nail polish as it can be used on acrylic nails as well.

This was all about color changing nail polish. With the vast collection of beautiful shades that are available, there is no way that you wouldn't find a shade that you will love to apply on your nails. I am sure you might already be thinking of buying these for yourself. So, wear color changing nail polish on your shapely nails and go have some fun in the sun!

Hair Tattoo Designs

Hair tattoo designs were made popular by sports stars and rap artists and ever since have been a rage amongst the young. Although you won't see any office goers sporting hair tattoos because in these times of recession bosses are just looking for opportunities to fire employees. Teenagers, however, can get some cool hair tattoo designs to stand out in the crowd. You can add a touch of color to your hair tattoos to make them look cool. If you really up for it you can also try on glow in the dark color hair spray to spruce up your design.

Sports fans looking to emulate their favorite sports stars are queuing up outside hair saloons and hair stylists are upgrading their skills to meet the growing demand of people for hair tattoo designs. Doing a hair tattoo needs artistic skills and some well designed hair trimming tools to carve out intricate designs. One of the drawbacks of a hair tattoo is that the art form is short lived and vanishes when hair grows. To maintain the design you will have to visit your stylist quiet often and spend money.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Men

The stylist will generally cut your hair to about quarter of an inch to create hair tattoo designs, when finished they will lend a three dimensional look to your design. Hair tattoo designs for men are dominated by sports and since you can practically have a new design every few weeks if you have fast growing hair, you can really experiment. Here are some hair tattoo ideas to tickle your mind

Sports
If you are a soccer fan you could get a soccer ball design on the back of your head, a basket ball fan could tattoo NBA on the back of the head and two hockey sticks for the hockey fan. Carving out the jersey number of your favorite sports star is also a cool haircut idea.

Tribal
One of the best hair tattoos for short hair is the tribal tattoo designs with their flowing intricate lines. You could also inculcate some animal designs in you tribal art work if the hair stylists is good. Tribal hair tattoos done all across the head look really great or you could just have the design over your ears.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Kids

Kids can really experiment with their hair tattoo designs and some stylists say that kids walk in with some of the weirdest pictures to be carved on to their head. You can have cartoon characters, action figures or lettering on your head. Here are some hair cut styles and ideas to stimulate your mind

Signs
Once saw a kid with Einsteins E=MC2 carved on the back of his head, must say looked cool and unique. Try out other geometrical signs and formulas, you could play the mad scientist and come up with your own formulas. You could also carve out Zodiac Tattoos on the top of your head or have a crucifix done on the back of your head.

Lettering
Try different tattoo lettering styles to carve out initials or words on your head. A cousin of mine had the letters F.E.A.R carved on his head he told me they meant 'Face Everything And Realize'. Some of the other lettering designs that seem popular are R.I.P and WAR. You could also depict foreign language symbols to portray your feelings and desires.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Women

Nowadays women can also be sporting a hair tattoo design, they cut their hair really short and get a feminine design done over their ears or back of the head. Delicate hair tattoo designs look good on women but only a few can pull them off. Here are some designs for women

Flower
The most popular flower tattoo designs are the rose and lily flower designs. The tattoo meaning also depends on the color you use for your hair tattoo design. Red rose signifies love while a yellow rose symbolizes friendship. Its the same with the lily design a pink lily is for wealth and orange one is for hatred.

Symbols
The use of Kanji symbols is quiet popular with teenage girls, guess its the mystery of the orient which attracts them to these symbols. Other symbol which is popular with girls is the Yin and Yang along with the Celtic cross. Other imaginary symmetrical patterns also look good and will give you a punk rock chic look that will have every one around you envious.

Hair tattoo designs are not that easy to make you will have to go to a good artists who uses the right equipment that will allow the creation of intricate designs. The cost of a hair tattoo depends on the pattern that you have selected and the quality of the artist.

Hair Tattoo Designs

Hair tattoo designs were made popular by sports stars and rap artists and ever since have been a rage amongst the young. Although you won't see any office goers sporting hair tattoos because in these times of recession bosses are just looking for opportunities to fire employees. Teenagers, however, can get some cool hair tattoo designs to stand out in the crowd. You can add a touch of color to your hair tattoos to make them look cool. If you really up for it you can also try on glow in the dark color hair spray to spruce up your design.

Sports fans looking to emulate their favorite sports stars are queuing up outside hair saloons and hair stylists are upgrading their skills to meet the growing demand of people for hair tattoo designs. Doing a hair tattoo needs artistic skills and some well designed hair trimming tools to carve out intricate designs. One of the drawbacks of a hair tattoo is that the art form is short lived and vanishes when hair grows. To maintain the design you will have to visit your stylist quiet often and spend money.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Men

The stylist will generally cut your hair to about quarter of an inch to create hair tattoo designs, when finished they will lend a three dimensional look to your design. Hair tattoo designs for men are dominated by sports and since you can practically have a new design every few weeks if you have fast growing hair, you can really experiment. Here are some hair tattoo ideas to tickle your mind

Sports
If you are a soccer fan you could get a soccer ball design on the back of your head, a basket ball fan could tattoo NBA on the back of the head and two hockey sticks for the hockey fan. Carving out the jersey number of your favorite sports star is also a cool haircut idea.

Tribal
One of the best hair tattoos for short hair is the tribal tattoo designs with their flowing intricate lines. You could also inculcate some animal designs in you tribal art work if the hair stylists is good. Tribal hair tattoos done all across the head look really great or you could just have the design over your ears.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Kids

Kids can really experiment with their hair tattoo designs and some stylists say that kids walk in with some of the weirdest pictures to be carved on to their head. You can have cartoon characters, action figures or lettering on your head. Here are some hair cut styles and ideas to stimulate your mind

Signs
Once saw a kid with Einsteins E=MC2 carved on the back of his head, must say looked cool and unique. Try out other geometrical signs and formulas, you could play the mad scientist and come up with your own formulas. You could also carve out Zodiac Tattoos on the top of your head or have a crucifix done on the back of your head.

Lettering
Try different tattoo lettering styles to carve out initials or words on your head. A cousin of mine had the letters F.E.A.R carved on his head he told me they meant 'Face Everything And Realize'. Some of the other lettering designs that seem popular are R.I.P and WAR. You could also depict foreign language symbols to portray your feelings and desires.

Hair Tattoo Designs for Women

Nowadays women can also be sporting a hair tattoo design, they cut their hair really short and get a feminine design done over their ears or back of the head. Delicate hair tattoo designs look good on women but only a few can pull them off. Here are some designs for women

Flower
The most popular flower tattoo designs are the rose and lily flower designs. The tattoo meaning also depends on the color you use for your hair tattoo design. Red rose signifies love while a yellow rose symbolizes friendship. Its the same with the lily design a pink lily is for wealth and orange one is for hatred.

Symbols
The use of Kanji symbols is quiet popular with teenage girls, guess its the mystery of the orient which attracts them to these symbols. Other symbol which is popular with girls is the Yin and Yang along with the Celtic cross. Other imaginary symmetrical patterns also look good and will give you a punk rock chic look that will have every one around you envious.

Hair tattoo designs are not that easy to make you will have to go to a good artists who uses the right equipment that will allow the creation of intricate designs. The cost of a hair tattoo depends on the pattern that you have selected and the quality of the artist.