my tumblr isn’t working and shuts down when i try to submit it so ill just post it. so; im sorry your forehead is fucked up but at the picture i drew this from it wasnt in frame so i just put your url there. and those black dots were an accident but the kinda look like stars if you look close enough so i kept them (and it was to late to remove them). and you look way better than it looks on this picture IM REALLY SORRY @lamapalooza

blahnikbitch asked:

My skin is really dry and dehydrated right now. It dried out from using certain skincare products and a special machine in school. It's never been this bad before. I've been using CeraVe cleanser for the past month or two and it seems to be working but I feel like I could find something even better. Do you think Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser is much different/would help my skin more? Only asking because I remember you used to use CeraVe as well.

I switched from cerave/cetaphil to milky jelly and am very happy to have made the change. The consistency is much thicker and creamier and the way it works where you can use it dry or wet is really special. It doesn’t leave any kind of residue on my skin and I can’t say enough good things about it.

She was transparent, heartbreaking. I would be afraid to be so vulnerable. I’d spent the last three years trying to build up some kind of a skin, so I wouldn’t drip with blood every time I brushed up against something. She was naked, she peeled herself daily.
—  Janet Fitch, excerpt from White Oleander

make me choose: Peyton Sawyer or Haley James Scott

“Sometimes I feel incredibly disconnected, really uncomfortable in my own skin. Kind of like I don’t fit into this world. Like I was born at the wrong time, and I don’t belong…”

asked by @perksofbeingasierra

“ I hope you find someone who will stay up for hours when they are exhausted and talk forever to you when they are falling asleep

I hope you find someone who constantly tells you how beautiful you are and how the world is a mess but you are their mess and no one else’s

I hope you find someone who could sit for hours just looking at you, studying you. Your eyes, your eyebrows, your lips, your nose, your cheeks, your jaw, your ears; you.

I hope you find someone who will come from behind and hug you, not just any hug but those skin on skin kind of hugs, the kind of hugs where you need more air but you wouldn’t mind dying in their arms kind of hug

I hope you find someone who
 will kiss your forehead and look into your eyes as they kiss you, moving their lips down your face to your lips, savouring each piece of skin they are privileged to touch with their lips. someone who closes their eyes when they kiss you and holds you as close as they possibly can because they just can’t get enough

I hope you find someone who will kiss you in public and will show you to the world. Someone who will hug you and hold your hand as you walk downtown or in a park. Someone who holds your hand WHEREVER you go, that no matter what they have to be able to feel your hand in theirs. Someone who will hold your hand so tight at times that you think it’s going to break or fall off

I hope you find someone who will love you for you. All of your flaws, mistakes, bad choices, past. Someone who accepts every single part of you without question only wanting to change your last name.

I hope you find someone who surprises you. someone who will pick up a rose or pick some flowers in a field just to show their love. Someone who would drive over at 2 am because you told them “your tummy hurt” or “you missed them” or “you needed them”.

I hope you find someone who will love you with every single fibre in their body, with ever single morsel of their being, with every inch of their soul. Someone who will give you anything because you are their everything

I hope you find someone who will stop talking in the middle of a sentence and kiss you. someone who will just stare into your eyes for what feels like forever, and look at them. Someone who will buy you Starbucks or chocolate just because. Someone who sends you goodmorning/goodnight texts. 
Someone who can’t seem to ever keep a straight face with you around. 
Someone who will be rebellious and live with you. Someone who gives you butterflies in your stomach, and makes your head swirl with millions of different thoughts

I hope you find someone…”

—  Just more words I’ll never say.. Out loud
easy egg mask

* ¼ cup egg whites
* 1 T. lemon juice
* 1 T. honey (preferably the gooey, not raw, kind)

make sure skin is free of makeup.

whisk ingredients together in a small bowl.

splash warm water on face to open up pores.

apply some of mixture to face with a cotton ball. avoid applying under eyes and eyelids. (warning! the mixture is super drippy. wear a grubby t or put a towel on your chest.)

leave on for 15 minutes. rinse with warm water and a wash cloth.

Review: Simple Pore Minimising Toning Cleanser

Review: Simple Pore Minimising Toning Cleanser

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Before buying this, I had never used a toner before, nor did I truly know what one was. After quickly Googling it, I can tell you that a toner’s purpose is to cleanse the skin, shrink the appearance of pores and restore the skin’s pH. I suffer quite a bit from large pores and I don’t think it’s an attractive look so I’m constantly on the lookout for a that one product that will make my skin look…

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confession: The discourse surrounding light skinned privilege is exhausting. First of all, too many people wanna deny that light skinned people have any kind of privilege. Then, you have people that act like being light skinned is the same as being white, when in reality light skinned black people don’t have the same systematic advantages. I mean, Tamir Rice was light skinned and so was John Crawford and cops still killed them both on sight. Amandla (from the hunger games) is light skinned and biracial but people still said the death of her character was less sad because of her race. Emmett Till was light skinned! Anyway, I’m a medium shade so I feel left out of most of these conversations to begin with but I think we need another word other than privilege because the word privilege kind of implies that lighter skin black people have the ability to systematically oppress dark skinned black people, which they don’t. It’s like horizontal oppression.

Product Review of the Week: Simple Kind to Skin Facial Wash Gel


Call it simple, Yes it actually is Simple!

Simple facial cleansing gel refreshes and nourishes the skin leaving it feeling tender and soft.

It is necessary to wipe your face off any make-up at the end of every day. This prevents a breakout of spots. After doing this, you can then gently moisten your face with water before using the cleanser.

I recommend this product due to its gentle nature. I personally use this because it’s gentle on my skin :).

Popsugar + Simple: Passport to Healthy Skin

I attended an awesome collaborative event by POPSUGAR and Simple Skin Care as part of their multi-city event tour to promote a healthy, well-being lifestyle.

The event took place on June 28th but I waited to post this event recap so I could include a genuine review of all the goodies from the gift bag.

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I was given a Passport [to Healthy Skin] which I used to experience the event’s four zones: food, fitness, wellness, and relaxation. At each zone, my passport was stamped and I learned about skin care and how stress of everyday city life can affect skin health:

  • Healthy Eats & Detox Tea Garden: Delicious bites from POPSUGAR’s healthy recipes and yummy detoxifying teas.
  • Fitness Zone: I did yoga with Julie Locke an amaze-balls local yoga and fitness expert. Julie is gorgeous, super sweet and I am totally going to visit her studio very soon.
  • Relaxation Room:  usually HATE chair massages but this one was really good, the masseuse really worked my muscles which are always tight, btw.
  • Beauty Oasis: I tried various Simple® Skincare samples and learned about the products and skincare. .

Once my Passport was completed received a free goody bag – canvas totes filled with Simple® Skincare products and Popsugars June’s MustHave Box!

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From the Simple Skincare products, I’m in love with the Cleansing Facial Wipes and the Make-up Remover.  They leave my skin feeling clean in a soft not scrubbed or stripped kind of way.  

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From the Popsugar Must Have box, I nibbled devoured the sweet onion sticks in about 3 days. I use the CitrusZinger Water bottle practically everyday to stay hydrated before & during workouts and. (I’m hooked on lemon and grapefruit in my water. YUM.

The Kerry Cassill eye mask is good for daytime naps. Generally, my sinuses can’t take Eau de toilette but surprisingly I really like the St. Tropez by Smell Bent- its clean, feminine and has a lightness that is almost as though an ocean breeze carried the scent.

I plan to try the Obsessive Compulsive Nail Polish with my next mani and switch up my workouts with the Tone It Up! DVD.

I had an amazing time with the other guests and left feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy. 



less-than-triggery asked:

What do we know, if anything, about the skin of synapsids? We diverged from other reptiles so early I've wondered if we ever had reptile-like scales. Amphibian-protoreptile-synapsid seems like it was a short trip, geographical time wise. Unless I'm terribly wrong. If that's a valid idea, I'd propose that in the long interim before the evolution of hair, we had some other kind of freaky skin that isn't yet understood. Like hyper-oily maybe, big ol' slimebeasts, or lots of folds to trap h20?

Synapsids did seem to evolve quite quickly. Once the early amniotes perfected the trick of living on dry land without the need to return to water to reproduce, there was an evolutionary explosion rushing to fill all the environmental niches that were now available to such animals.

We don’t know an awful lot about synapsid skin, but the very first ones must have had the same sort of skin as their reptile-like amniote ancestors – relatively impermeable to water, so they didn’t dry themselves out, and maybe some early type of scales or scutes. And we do have a few scattered soft-tissue impressions to work with.

In the pelycosaurs, we have evidence of bony osteoderm armor on the necks and backs of some species, and rectangular scutes along their undersides. These scutes were probably non-overlapping structures with a keratinous covering, similar to crocodile or turtle skin. (But not like lizard/snake scales – those are a different type of structure altogether!)

The upper body skin texture is still unknown, but synapsids definitely had some “reptile-like” skin early on!

A little later the more derived therapsid Estemmenosuchus shows impressions of smooth naked skin, scaleless and hairless but well-supplied with glands. So, yeah, it was probably rather oily or sweaty. (But considering its possible hippo-like semi-aquatic lifestyle, we don’t know how “normal” of a skin type that was for other therapsids.)

It’s possible some groups had skin types we don’t know about, especially since it’s unclear when hair actually evolved. There’s a gap of about 100 million years between Estemmenosuchus and the first known unambiguous hair imprints, and that’s a lot of time for evolutionary experimentation. With mammals capable of developing features like shells, armor, duck-bills, and nose-tentacles, who knows what synapsids could have gotten up to?