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Which Magikal Product is the Best Blackhead Remover?

There are many magikal potions and brews out there for keeping those troublesome blackheads away. Some employ the sorcery of witch hazel to conjure their healing powers, others throw vials of salicylic acid into the cauldron, but what works best? Understanding both your skin type and the treatment options out there for removing blackheads is your best bet at warding away these foul demons and keeping your complexion fresh and clear.

Clay masks are one of the most magikal blackhead removal products on the market today. When the clay becomes wet, it creates a powerful electric charge which pulls blackheads from the pores in which they are hiding and replace them with rich healing minerals. Clay masks are a wonderfully simple way to keep your face clear from blackheads.

Pore strips can work great for some people, but only if you have the magic touch. Just dap your nose with a touch of water, pop it on then BAM! like a magician removing the red curtain the blackheads have vanished. Be careful using pore strips too much however, as they can damage the skin.

Blackhead extractors are a great tool to have in your arsenal in the war against blackheads. They allow you to quickly remove blackheads without having to wait for products to take effect. If you are running late for your meeting at the druid’s alter, then a blackhead extractor will help you quickly get those blackheads removing and you looking your best.

Using facial cleanser twice a day is an important stage in every magikal woman’s daily routine. A good facial cleanser is a must have product for us all as not only will it keep your skin clean and healthy, but it iis your first line of defense against emerging blackheads.

When all else has failed there are dedicated blackhead and acne creams on the market which will remove those blackheads without fail. Be sure to go for products with natural ingredients, as nasty chemicals may damage your skin over time.

We found this great guide for removing blackheads, with some helpful tips and tricks for keeping blackheads and acne at bay. So now it is up to you, get out there and wash away those blackheads.

Deliberate damage to pagan temple in Italy caught on camera

The Winged Victory of SamothraceIt has come to our attention that there has been a spate of vandalism of pagan temples in Italy, seemingly motivated by religious intolerance.  On April 15 another of these incidents was recorded by a video camera installed after previous vandalism at the same temple. In the video, men could be seen smashing  a statue of Nike of Samothrace using temple chairs. The Nike of Samothrace, also known as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, is a 2000 year old marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike. The original is displayed in the Louvre. The statue originally was situated in the Samothrace temple complex which was dedicated to the Great gods, Megaloi Theoi.

After video footage of the vandalism at the temple was given to Italian police, five arrests were made and the suspects were questioned and have been released pending trial. The police did not make any statement regarding the possible motivation for the vandalism. A member of the Federazione Pagana, a group affiliated with the temple said that he believed that these repeated incidents are motivated by religious bigotry and hatred and compared it with the destruction of Assyrian antiquities. He also blamed religious indoctrination that instills a hatred for everything different from ones own religion. Others have also accused the Federazione Pagana themselves of religious intolerance and have suggested the vandalism could be a reaction to comments made against other religions and homosexuality.

Whatever the details of the motivations for this vandalism, we at The Stone Pentacle are against bigotry and narrow mindedness of all sorts. Let us have respect for people of all beliefs and let us promote dialog rather than violence to solve any differences we have. Let us not be narrow minded, but have respect for people with different opinions, philosophies and lifestyles from ourselves.

 

The Fetish You Feed: Eccentric Shoooze Shoes

Leica_Arado-magic_shoesIf you are into nice shoes like many magikal people are- you most likely will like a fantastic shoe store that carries everything you would ever want to find- Shoooze.com

When it comes to choosing the right shoe, you need to shop wisely and get the best discounts on them, and to save you the money so you can buy more than one pair and this Amazon affiliated shoe store is ideal for having a variety of shoes that you won’t be able to pass up. But first things first, we are going to provide you with a few tips to get you in the right direction of shopping for shoes like a boss.

Shoe Shopping Tips

For some, the idea of online shoe shopping can be risky. This is because shoe sizes can vary from one brand to the next – a fact that may make trying on a shoe before buying it a nice luxury.

However, the convenience of shopping online, as well as the vast selection and affordable prices, are often worth the slight risk of purchasing shoes that don’t fit. Review these online shopping tips to minimize the chances for hassles and dissatisfaction.

Know Your Shoe Size

If you do not know your correct shoes size, it could make shopping online for a pair of shoes very difficult. It is best to visit a shoe store and have a salesman accurately measure your feet for the best shoe size accuracy. This will better help you to choose whether you need a wide or narrow in a size and what precise size of shoe is the best fit for you.

Beware of your Budget

Already own three pairs of black heels? Remember: just because they’re on sale, doesn’t mean you need them. “Don’t impulse buy,” warns on-air fashion stylist and author Dawn Del Russo. “Instead, keep a list of the shoes that you’re actually looking for on hand and stick to it.”

Buy Shoe Brands You’re Familiar With

One of the easiest ways to minimize the possibility for purchasing a wrong shoe size is by sticking to brands you know. Typically, brand sizes tend to remain fairly uniform regardless of specific shoe style. As such, if you currently own a pair of size seven Nike trainers, then you can be fairly certain that another pair of Nikes in size seven will fit you as well.

If you are interested in buying a brand that you are unfamiliar with, then consider searching online customer reviews to see if you can find out if sizes run large or small.

Be Aware of Online Shoe Colors

Sometimes the color of the shoe you see on your computer screen doesn’t quite match the true color of the shoe. This can be due to color settings on your computer or the color settings of the image itself. To ensure what you see is actually what you get, you might consider visiting a couple different online stores to compare the coloration of the shoe photos. If possible, you might also consider viewing the photos on more than one computer in order to gauge any possible differences in color.

Find a Shoe Store With Free Return Shipping

To ease any misgivings of online shoe shopping, it may be worthwhile to seek out a shoe store that offers free return shipping. Doing so will allow you to try on your new shoes free of charge and return them if necessary. Additionally, you’ll get to try the shoes on with your wardrobe to see if they work with what you had intended. These days, there are plenty of major retailers that offer free return shipping for customers. As such, a little searching should help you find an online shoe source that eliminates the possibility of paying for returns.

 Shoooze Shoe Recommendations:

Here are a few pairs of shoes we think you may like;)

Klogs Haven Womens Shoes

Finejo New Fashion Boots

Material Girl Ariele Gladiator Sandals