[ wonders of nature ]

anonymous asked:

Hey! idk if you normally use a filter or not but either way would you be ok with posting a pic of your new hair colour in natural light? I have brown hair too and I've been thinking of dyeing it a fun colour but I don't wanna bleach it, & I was wondering how well Manic Panic shows up on natural hair owo

It completely depends on your natural hair colour and hair type, sometimes the colour is nothing more than a tint. With my hair it starts as quite bright but after a few washes it’s sometimes only a tint and after a few more washes it’s gone. Dark tones tend to work better on brown hair than let’s say yellows and neons but don’t let that stop you from experimenting!

This is pretty much what my hair looked like the day I dyed it. (This wasn’t taken in natural light but it shows the colour as it is. I’d take a new photo outdoors but my hair needs washing and that would fade the colour which in turn would defeat the purpose of taking the photo in the first place.) It has since turned into a slightly deeper purple with a hint of red but it’s still very noticeably purple.

Manic Panic has been around for so long that there’s loads of discussion and pictures on Google on what the different colours are like on natural hair. Obviously, the lighter your hair is the better the colours show. There’s also loads of other semi-permanent colours you can use on virgin hair if Manic Panic doesn’t work for you, but I just tend to go for Manic Panic because it’s the only one that actually stays in my hair. (For example, Directions made a huge mess and just kept coming off on everything all the time and Stargazer washed off immediately.) If you have trouble finding info on the best ways to dye natural hair with whichever brand you end up using, try doing a Google and Google Images searches with terms like “Manic Panic on virgin hair” and “Manic Panic unbleached hair” for the best results.
Also: Did you know you can dye your hair with Kool Aid? I’ve never tried it but it seems to work quite well.

Hope this helps and good luck! (:

I think… there is one thing that I would like to do. It was sort of a dream of mine since I was little, before I ever thought I’d be in a relationship with someone, as I’ve always been ace and kinda borderline aro. I’ve never really had a need for romantic relationships; Rusty was kind of this happy happenstance that I doubt will happen again. And that’s okay with me. I’m happy to hold Rusty in my heart for the rest of my days. (If you’ve ever wondered where Tech gets his hermit-y nature…)

But anyway… I love traveling. I love the idea of being able to pick up and go when I want. Much like a turtle, have my home on my back and always there with me. Be able to sleep in a national forest, be able to sleep in the Mojave, go to all of my friends wherever they are.

So I think I’d like to work up to getting an RV. And figuring out a lifestyle that can support that.

smol updates!!

if you’re wondering how things are still going here in peru:

  • after 5 days, lima (the capital) finally has water!! 
  • the huaicos (aka mudslides) are still happening in the north
  • and there are rains with electric shocks, which is terrifying
  • today a river in lima - río Rímac - has overflown
  • there has been a lot of help from other south american countries and it has been really appreciated
  • but the most moving thing is that i’ve never seen us peruvians get together so quickly and in such a huge number. the other day the street i live in had to be closed because there were too many donations and people helping to classify them. many people are going to affected areas to help and the police are doing everything they can to rescue the ones in danger.
“Gal Pals” is often code, not cluelessness.

The female lead actor in a huge movie franchise was recently seen at a public event enjoying the company of a woman friend.  Their body language led many observers to wonder about the nature of the relationship.  There was much mockery on tumblr of descriptions by the press of the two of them being “gal pals”.  

“Straights are clueless!”  “Heteronormativity makes people blind!”, etc.

Well, probably not, at least not in this particular circumstance.  Consider:  

1.  Press outlets have been blacklisted or sued for publishing information that stars, powerful agents, or studios haven’t wanted published, like the real romantic lives or sexual orientations of various actors.  This is less of an issue today, where more and more celebs come out casually in social media and whatnot, but it’s still an issue.  

2.  While the love lives of stars captures eyeballs, directly outing people is considered unethical by many outlets (and rightly so).  

3.  Many journalists who cover gossip and entertainment news are themselves not “clueless straights”.

So, code.  Euphemism.  Read unironically, “Gal pals” is a goofy, 30′s screwball comedy-esque way to describe a female friendship in 2017, but it’s a useful way to hint while skirting saying something outright that might be proven wrong later or get you into trouble.  The articles documenting say, K-Stew when she was constantly being seen out and about with various women, but before she started openly talking about her sexuality, weren’t written by idiots. “Gal pals” is the modern version of “confirmed bachelor”.

anonymous asked:

Hi there I'm a nature Sea witch and I was wondering if you could tell me what are the basic things you need in your grimoire?

As with most things in witchcraft, there are no set rules or requirements. I’ll outline some things you personally might want to concider, but in the end it is up to you.

This is your book of learning, and possibly your legacy if you so choose. It can be clean and organized for ease of reference, or simply a place to jot down ideas and practices in whatever order. Think about what is important to you in your craft. Maybe dedicate a page to what your personal beliefs are, or why you chose to pursue nature and sea witchcraft.

Your grimoire can be your cookbook, as it were, where you record the components of spells, charms, potions, or even actual food recipes that inspire you.

It can be a journal of sorts, a place to log your dreams, note experiences with certain events and draw corrispondenses (moon phases, sabbats, etc.), or just to mention something extrodinary that happened to you.

It can be your textbook. If you stumble across a complicated idea or practice, you don’t have to commit is all to memory. Write down important dates, corrispondenses (herb uses, crystal uses, color uses, etc.), why things happen the way they do, and much more. Number the pages, make an index, or quick reference pages by marking them with pits of ribbon. The world is your oyster!

It can be your scrapbook. Paste dried flowers in your favorite entries. Print something out you find online and stick it in with the rest. Add bits of brightly colored paper, use glitter, watercolor, try your hand at calligraphy or font variation, decorate with stickers or washi tape. Make you grimoire imbued with you energy, make it a window to your soul. Make it your own.

Hope this inspired you a little, best wishes!

- Bird🌹

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Wait for me to come home. - 24/1/16

Do me a favor, Stand up, walk to wherever the nearest window is, and just look outside. You may not know this, but there’s an entire planets-worth of summers, friends, sunsets, moon, buildings, street lamps, songs, late nights, great films, and night skies waiting for you. Your life is as amazing as you want it to be, but first, you have to let it be that way.
—  Chad Sugg