Now that the awards are officially over, we are opening up applications for our bellarke fanfiction network. This time, we are looking for around 8-12 new members.


  • Must be following the Adventure Squad!
  • Must have a Skype ID, or be willing to create one.
  • Reblog this post (likes only count as bookmarks).
  • Fill out this application.
  • Track #bffnet for updates and news.
  • Applications will close on July 20th, and members will be announced sometime between July 21st-25th.

What we are looking for

  • People who read and/or write Bellarke fanfiction.
  • A blog that posts Bellarke, but can be multifandom.
  • A blog that is organized and has a tagging system.
  • 8-12 new members. 


  • New friends.
  • New followers.
  • Be added to a group chat with the admins of bellarkefanfiction.
  • A place to talk about Bellarke and Bellarke fanfiction.
  • A place where you can get fic recs.
  • Your gifsets/fics/edits ect will be promoted by us.
  • A spot on our member page.
  • The chance to become part of the bellarkefanfiction team.

If you’re accepted

  • We will contact you directly through your ask

Welcome to WOOZI-NETWORK, a network dedicated to Seventeen’s cutest & talented member, Woozi. On this network, you will be able to meet other fellow Woozi trash who have also slipped into the diamond life. Please read the rules below, before applying.


  • You must be a fan of Seventeen or Woozi.
  • Your blog must be at least 50-60% Seventeen or Woozi-related.
  • You must have an active blog.
  • You do not have to follow the admins but it would be great if you could stop by and give us some love <3
  • Reblog the official WOOZI-NETWORK post, before submitting an application (we will check).
  • Please have your ask box open so that we will be able to notify you if you have been added to the network.
  • Once you have been accepted, please add a visible link to WOOZI-NETWORK somewhere on your blog.
  • If you are a creator, and you would like your work reblogged, please tag your work with #woozinetwork within the first five tags.
  • Track #woozinetwork to see other member’s work.
  • DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN! This is a place to fangirl (or fanboy) over our adorable and extremely talented Woozi. Inappropriate behavior anywhere on this network will not be acceptable.


Apply here! If you have any questions, ask us here!

nonbinarykarkat asked:

i looked everywhere and i didn't see this question - if i'm applying online, do i absolutely need a cover letter?

Not necessarily. If you are submitting through an online application, there may not be any place to upload a cover letter and it’s not always a required document for the application process. If you are applying via email, your initial email is basically your cover letter. However, if you have the option to upload a cover letter in any situation, it’s in your best interest to do so, because your cover letter allows you the space to explain things on your resume or add to your resume/application.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

I’ve started wearing makeup more often over the past year, and boy has it been a learning experience.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that it’s a really good idea to clean your makeup brushes every few weeks. Makeup brushes can get clogged with excess powder or oils from your skin and can even cause breakouts if not washed often enough.


A makeup artist without a good brush is like a chef without a sharp knife.

Did you know it takes 22 hours to make a single SEPHORA COLLECTION makeup brush? Twenty-two hours! To get the inside scoop on why the heck a high-quality brush takes so long, we asked the woman in charge: Tiila Abbitt, SEPHORA COLLECTION Product Development Director for Accessories. She broke down the makeup brush—piece by piece. KATE HELFRICH, SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF SEPHORA COLLECTION

Brush heads come with one of two kinds of bristles: natural or synthetic. Natural bristles are made up of goat and sable hair, while synthetic bristles are manufactured in a lab.

A complete makeup tool kit has both natural and synthetic brushes. This is because the bristles serve different purposes. Synthetic bristles are slippery, so you’d use them with liquid-based products you want deposited directly on your face, like foundation. On the contrary, natural bristles absorb liquid products, so you’d use them for powdered products instead. Natural brushes are great for applying things like powdered eye shadow, because they pick up a lot of dry pigment.

The ferrule is the metal piece on your brush that holds the bristles together. It’s typically made of aluminum, but more expensive brushes can be made with brass.

Ferrules are cut in the workshop, as the bristle hairs are prepared on site. While the ferrules get measured and sliced, each hair is hand-selected for quality, sorted, dyed, shampooed, rinsed, dried on individual racks in a temperature-controlled environment, and then brushed individually by hand (it’s at this point when any stray bad hairs that made it through the initial hand-selection process are removed). A brush artist then hand-shapes each bundle of hairs to their desired brush head shape.

Once the bundles have been shaped, they are weighed for consistency and then inserted into a ferrule, which by this point has been embossed with finishing details and hand-polished to a high shine. The pieces are pressed through a crimping machine and glued together with epoxy resin (which is why you absolutely don’t clean brushes with alcohol—it completely dissolves the resin).

At this point, you’re probably beginning to see why each brush takes so long to make!

Handles can be made from many different types of wood, metal, plastic, or alternative materials such as corn resin or bamboo, depending on the type of look you want to create. They can be dyed, printed, hand-hammered, wrapped in fabric, dipped in lacquer…you can get really creative in this part of the production! The decoration is a very important process because it allows brands to really make the brush their own. The least expensive and most efficient technique in production is the pad print. But it is also possible to do an embossing or debossing, hot stamp print (which provides a metallic and debossed finish), laser (on aluminum materials), or heat transfer (used for allover designs as it can be used on both the handle and the ferrule).

Once the handles are made, the brush head goes through three more rounds of hair brushing: Through a machine, then by hand, and finally by sticky paper to pull off any last stray hairs. After that, the artist gives the brush its final shaping, hair trimming, and inspection for quality and precision.

After that assembly, the brush is polished and cleaned, and then goes through one more quality control inspection.

And then…it gets shipped! And it only took 22 hours.


When Soleil and Ophelia appear and end up joining the army, Corrin is puzzled because neither Odin nor Lazward has married anyone yet. When questioned, both just squirm a bit and mumble something about someone else back home.
7 Positive Things That Can Look Bad on a College Application
By Ryan Hickey

In my experience helping students with literally thousands of college application essays, it has become second nature for me to immediately recognize what works and what falls flat. However, I can see why it’s not easy for the layperson to understand what might be inappropriate for an entrance essay. That road paved with good intentions can easily lead a young college applicant right off a cliff.

Here are seven potential essay topics that may seem great on the surface but are actually big mistakes.

Bragging about good grades.

Many well-meaning essayists list their favorite classes and then the perfect scores they received. It’s a complete waste of words. The adjudicator has a school transcript in hand. The essay is a chance to give the committee a glimpse into something they can’t already see.

Taking an overly creative approach.

While it is a wonderful idea to create a unique narrative, the story needs to have some connection to qualifications, a school, and why a student wants to go there. This is not a place to write a Ray Carver-like short story, no matter how impressive it may be.

Talking about the volunteer trip that changed your life.

The story of volunteering to teach English to people in a small village in Ecuador seems like a no-brainer.

“I went to Quito and from there braved the jungle and you know what…? I thought I was going to teach others English, but instead found that it was I who had the learning experience.”

It’s a beautiful story of commitment, and it’s also the number one story not to tell. The reason? Admissions counselors get this one ALL the time. ALL the time. If you must share this volunteer experience, the story should be truly unique and specific. What exactly was learned in the wilds of Ecuador? How does this tie into a desire for higher education?

Celebrating a privileged background.

Some essayists feel it’s a great plan to write about how they feel so lucky to have come from such wonderful circumstances (from such loving parents, of course). The last thing an adjudicator would like to read about is how a student feels he or she has led a charmed life. It says nothing about what they can actually bring to the school.

Battling adversity.

Overcoming obstacles is a good thing, but stories about death, dying, or trauma can easily come off as way too heavy in this format. These are not only distressing, but they are probably not as compelling or persuasive as one might think. Ultimately, they may end up distracting the reader.

Obsessing over the sporting life.

I threw the winning pass to lead the team to the state champi… zzzzz… Just stay far away from stories of athletic triumph. There are way too many of these.

I was bad… but now I’m all good!

I don’t know why students think it’s a great idea to talk about how they started out in high school as a slacker, but they’re much better now and deserve praise for getting their life together. The big takeaway I get as a reader is “possible recidivist slacker.”

They say you have to know the rules to break the rules, and with all this in mind, it is absolutely possible to write about every one of these topics IF a story is personal, specific, and truly portrays why a student and their ideal school are a perfect match. That being said, try to convince your young college applicant to avoid any topics that will make them blend in with the crowd rather than stand out.