I am not going to tell you my name, not yet at any rate.’ A queer half-knowing, half-humorous look came with a green flicker into his eyes. ‘For one thing it would take a long while: my name is growing all the time, and I’ve lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time saying anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to.
—  Treebeard (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers)

I was tagged by treebeards to list my favorite beauty products! I wanted to focus on makeup but also included my most recent hair favorite.

1. Revlon Age Defying Moisturizing Concealer - This has been discontinued but since using it back in 2007, it has been THE best under eye concealer i’ve ever used. It provides full coverage for my severe purple under eye cirlces, but doesn’t crease, cake, or feel drying. I have a backup tube of this I’m running low on, and i’ve tried everything, high and low end. Nothing compares to this.

2. Revlon Cherries In The Snow Lipstick - This is my favorite lipstick color of all time (next to Mac’s Vegas Volt). It’s a beautiful blue-red that can be worn as a stain or built up to a beautiful color. It’s moisturizing and long-wearing.

3. Burt’s Bees Fig Lip Shimmer - This has been my favorite balm color for years. When you’re in a rush it provides a subtle hint of color while moisturizing, I can wear this even with terribly dry, flaky lips.

4. NYX Black Micro Brow Pencil - I am extremely anal about not having ANY hint of red in my brow products. This is tied with Wet N Wild Brow kit for my favorite brow product. The color ‘black” might sound scary but it is the perfect cool toned brown for persons with dark hair and dark brows. It has perfect texture and is easy to build up.

5. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara - Another long time favorite. Have used sooo many mascaras and this one gives great length and volume without appearing spidery. I don’t like wet mascaras and this one is a slightly drier formula. It’s also easy to pick off without damaging your lashes.

6. Pixi Black Endless Silky Eye Pencil - Super creamy black eye pencil that is great for tightlining and smoky winged liner. I use this with an angled brush to get a nice crisp cat eye.

7. Sleek Storm Palette - This is my most reached for palette. The colors are beautiful, creamy, and pigmented. The highlight shade is my favorite. It gives a perfect sheen that makes the skin almost look wet. I use it on my eyes and also high points of my face.

8. NARS Luster Blush - This blush has such a gorgeous sheen to it. It’s a peachy orange color that flatters most skin tones. I find it gives my face that warm glowing look. It’s one of the few blushes that lasts all day on my dry skin.

9. Physician’s Formula Custom Shimmer Strips Nude - This highlighter is perfect as it isn’t glittery, just has a beautiful sheen. The darker shades can be used as a warm bronzer or as eyeshadow. It’s a great multipurpose product I enjoy using on eyes and face.

10. Moroccan Oil Smoothing Lotion - I’ve never hopped on the Moroccan Oil hype at my salon until I tried this stuff. It makes my hair softer than any other product I’ve tried. And when you work at a salon, trust me, you try everything. It’s moisturizing and excellent at taming frizz. Can be used on wet or dry hair, and doesn’t weigh the hair down.

I tag anyone who wants to do this!

Do you know who doesn’t get enough love but is totally awesome?


I mean, he’s this cool hippie tree, just hanging out in his forest and not meddling in anyone’s affairs.

Unless you mess with his trees.

Then shit’s going down.

He will fuck your shit up.

(And Howard Shore will provide excellent background music.)

familynotblood asked:

from the 75 worldbuilder q's meme: 22, 43, 53, and if you would like to talk about treebeard for a bit i'd love to hear it?

#22 - Who looks after hatchlings? The parents, or a general hatchling-sitter?

Already answered!

#43 - Who’s the cinnamon roll, and who’s the problematic fave?

Oh gosh. The clan has too many cinnamon rolls, tbh, but Coda is probably at the top of the “too good for this world, too pure” list. And since nothing screams problematic like “has to be buried under a hill because if he gets out he tries to destroy the world a little bit” the most problematic fave award goes to Orannis. What do you mean nobody in the clan likes him? I like him. He’s my fave.

#53 - Most intimidating dragon?

In terms of sheer size and “could probably beat you up but is currently choosing not to,” definitely Parry. In terms of creepiness factor, it’s a tie between Astarael and Morghulis.

I would love to talk about Treebeard!

So I have not developed my Elemental Ambassador dragons’ lore much because I’m still trying to breed & scroll my perfect Fire ambassador. That means I don’t actually know what Treebeard’s deal is entirely. But I do know that his parents are members of a Nature clan, both Guardians, and one of them is actually the guardian of a stand of trees. So Treebeard taught himself to be almost treelike himself, wanting to fit in with the living things that he’s always viewed as a part of his family. This makes him a very patient, slow-moving dragon. He’s fairly easygoing, and difficult to offend. He was personally invited to join Arianrhod’s council of advisors from other flights, and is frequently consulted on matters of agriculture and plant care.