There are few things I love more than a little DIY all-natural remedy. Especially when it comes to skincare. There are far too many nasty chemicals in most of the cosmetics on the shelf these days. Don’t get me wrong, I love make-up and feeling “pretty”, but I prefer to do it in as non-toxic of a manner as I can (Pacifica & Arbonne are some of my favs). So today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite at-home facial treatments. These are so natural that they are completely edible (eh, maybe not the raw egg)— and truly good for you & your skin!
Avocado & Honey Mask:
½ of a ripe avocado
1/4tsp raw organic honey
Oatmeal, Honey & Olive Oil Scrub:
1TB olive oil
Egg Yolk & Lemon Treatment:
1 egg yolk
Juice of half a lemon
^Use these treatments for skin so soft & fresh.. you’ll feel like posting a TOTALLY MAKEUP-LESS UN-AIRBRUSHED PICTURE OF YOUR MUG ON THE INTERNET :) (Ok, so I have leftover mascara on). Enjoy!
What is your all-time favourite product? Rosewater – I use it as a toner every day, plus it’s great as a travel face spray travel. AndPalmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.
How do you keep your hair so thick and gorgeous? It is difficult as my hair is worked on every day. I do regular deep conditioning treatments using Oribe products twice a week though, depending on what has been done to my hair that week.
How do you keep your body looking good? With a mixture of healthy organic eating, regular exercise and sleeping 8 hours each night.
What is your favourite way to workout? By doing an activity that I love, like swimming at the beach or working out with my trainer – I really enjoy boxing and resistance training.
What are your three desert island must-haves? Conditioner, suncream and my boyfriend!
How do you keep your skin looking great? It starts with what you put in your body and I am very conscious of eating things that are good for my skin like lots of salmon and cooking with coconut oil too. I also make sure I keep it clean when I’m not working and use very gentle, organic skincare products.
What’s your favourite beauty treatment? I love having a massage and I religiously have a facial every 3-4 weeks – which my skin really needs because I’m working loads. Gentle facials tend to make me break out, so I have quite hardcore facials with full-on extractions and extreme exfoliation. (+)
Fiki Week was such an awesome idea, and I hope you do another one soon in the future! I know it must be a ton of work to keep it all organized, but it was so amazing seeing the love for this pairing all over my dash! Not to mention I'd love the opportunity to participate even more next time. - shinigami714
Thank you so much! That means the world to me! It was a lot of work but oh so worth it - it’s been wonderful to see all the participation and support out there, and I hope people will go through the master lists and pass out a little more love as they have the time. :D
And thank you for you beautiful artwork for Erebor day. .;.; That is, of course, what happened.
If you’re not, you should definitely keep an eye on in-the-love-of-durin. They’ve been doing monthly themes and I didn’t even know it until they started being so kind in supporting FiKi Week!
Alright, why do you personally like Twenty One Pilots? I tried soooo hard to like them and they don't do it for me. It makes me sad because my boyfriend loves them. My next question is what instrument do you play?
I could write an entire book on why I like twenty one pilots so this might be long still so I apologize in advance.
I love them because they gave me something to believe in again.
Tyler and Josh are just two regular bestfriends who didn’t know the “rules” of music and they just made something that they wanted to hear. They mashed all the genres into one big mess but somehow it’s beautiful. They’re unconventional in that way, they mixed piano with drums and ukulele and trumpets and organs, etc. The boys aren’t like most. They don’t drink or party on the road, they don’t get crazy or rowdy, ending up on the news or I. Jail or anything crazy. they play Mario kart for fun and board games and drink Capri suns and ride tricycles, they have the most precious handshake, they joke around like brothers. they write their songs centered around the themes of fear and anxiety, never about drugs or sex or whatever most music is themed these days, also they never cuss in their music, they don’t follow the typical standards of the industry. They make what they want and they don’t care about the money or the popularity. Tyler always says if he just changes/helps one persons life than he has a purpose and that’s all he needs. Tyler and Josh are Christians, they went to the same church they have that background and morals. They infiltrate it into their music and their lifestyles but they don’t push it onto people and they break the christian stereotypes a lot which I love. Just listen to their lyrics and you’ll see how deep they are. They’re empowering and talented as frick (can I reiterate talented because holy Jesus they are incredible) and soooo relatable. Tyler wrote most of these songs at a point in his life where he thought no one was ever going to listen. He encourages people with anxiety, depression, etc. To focus all their negative energy into the music or even onto him just not onto themselves, because he never wants anyone to feel as low as he used to at one point, and he doesn’t want us to hurt ourselves. They tap into that spot that I feel just hits home, the way they talk about the world and how terrifying it can be for people who have struggles with insecurities and anxiety, it’s just really relatable to me. They make me not want to give up. They make a lot of people not want to give up. They break the barrier between performers and audience, they engage, they love their clique with all of their little precious sweet good boy hearts and it’s so incredible. Tyler uses his song kitchen sink,etc. to beg people to create something that only they will understand, so that way at their darkest hour when they are about to give up on living & leave this world they can focus on how if they die no one will ever know what that thing means and I love that idea. I think I love them so much because I see lots of myself in them too. Josh often talks about his insecurities, and how they empower him to do better at the drums so he can over come it and I love that. Tyler talks about how every time he goes on stage it’s a battle, he’s insecure and he fights it during each performance, and he never wants that to go away, he always wants to push his comfort so he can grow as a person and that’s inspiring; he’s conquering his insecurities one step at a time and that makes me believe that I can do that too. Tyler has the most brilliant mind in the world, the lyrics to their songs blow my mind with their true meanings, him and Josh collaborate so well on everything whether it be their songs or their performances or their incredibly creative and sick as FRICK music videos. Also Josh is the sweetest human on earth do not be fooled by the hair and the piercings he is a sweetie. They give me courage and hope, they empower me and let me know that I’m not alone in this battle to find our purpose in the world. if you love twenty one pilots you more than likely battle a lot of the issues they cover, and they give you something to believe in again.. It’s incredible really. They made me feel like I’m apart of something. All they ask is for us to Stay Alive and I think that’s lovely.
Ik their sound is different and I know everyone might not get their music or what they are trying to do at first, but I think that if you really look at what they’re trying to say that anyone can relate to them. So yeah that’s why I love twentyonepilots ( stillstreet & tyler), because they gave me something to believe in when I thought the world had forgotten me.
Okay and I play the ukulele, violin, a bit of piano, and I’m working on learning stuff for my guitar right now haha(: thank you for asking and I’m sorry this was long😁💞 best of luck to you!
i just picked my brain so i’m sure i forgot a few that we have already sorted ^^; [but as u can see theres still a lot of work to be done] but ye we have reasons for why each character is where they are so feel free to ask if youre curious why “____” is this type of bender or what types of sub bending ppl have etc !!
It’s that time of year again where we take to the streets and use our voice against the biggest bully of them all @monsantoco !!!
Do you love your health? The health of this beautiful planet we live on? Eating organic, non GMO foods??
Then you should be marching against Monsanto this sat!
This is happening everywhere so check out where your local March is happening this Sat may 23rd and use your voice!
There are more of us than there is of them!! Let’s shut them up once and for all!
If any of you are here in #Vegas and are planning on going let me know I would love to meet up with you all!
2.My family! The wonderful network of beautiful people who have supported and cared for me since birth. And all of the new additions over the years! Whether we are related by blood, or you are part of my chosen group, I love you all, and your presence in my life brings a smile to my face <3
3. My job! Right now its only a stepping stone on the path to where I want to be, but I am thankful for the opportunity to support myself, and to help get me started on my journey. Its a good feeling being able to provide for yourself and your family. This is only the beginning!
4. Delicious Organic Food. I’m thankful that I have a chance to support and nourish my body the right way, building each and every cell the way nature intended. It tastes so good, and keeps me going. Thanks Mama Earth for doing that thing you do!
5. Last, but not least, I am thankful for myself. For this life that I have been given. Its a strange and wonderful thing to be a part of The Universe. I’m really starting to like it here on this planet. :)
Lots of love, everybody! Keep a smile on your face, and an attitude of gratitude! You owe it to yourself!!!
May I just say your Allison/Lydia pirate au is a work of beauty! I love it. I don't even ship Allison and lydia, and I love it!!
Ah! Thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I really am going to try to work on it more soon. I just sort of need to apply for jobs… and stop getting distracted from both Allydia and jobs by other fics…
…always surprising what fan requested, sometimes it end up you dont have idea to make it but sometimes it turn something really nice that even me find it so surprising what we can do in a convention. its really fun to be in wizard world comic con guangzhou, i agree with adi granov now that 90% of the fans here in china are female. i am so happy how they appreciate comics and the effort we do on our job to make there fav character as beautiful as the way they imagine it. thank you so much guangzhou, to all the fans, the organizer, the hmt studios team yono, mariana and july and a new friend rhea for making our trip so much exciting. i love you guys! hope to see you soon! #wizardguangzhou #fanstang #comiccon #hmtstudios #hmtstudiosjakarta #guangzhoufan #dc #joker
What is the anon talking about? i think is a great blog, giving love to every girl group of kpop, they are a lot of them!!! even when you just open requests for few hours, you actually DO all the request, so i think is great that you have organization and i hope you keep this blog as beautiful and diverse as was before and is now.
thank you very much! ♡ this really means a lot ;;; we’re really glad you feel that way about this blog!!!
My hair dresser Lisa, turned me on to this company about a year ago. As much as I love baths, I had never heard of this company before. As I was exploring the new outdoor mall near my house I noticed they had a Lush store so I stepped inside to take a look.
I was in heaven! Every bath product you can imagine!!! Did I mention I love baths? They had bath bombs, bubble bars and luxury bath melts. They all smell so good and the best part….its all organic. I mean, what part of this doesn’t sound good to you:
“…in making effective products from fresh organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.
We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.
We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh* by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made.
We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.
We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.”
They really stand by their products and their products don’t disappoint. Slowly, I ventured from the bath time essentials to the locations, lip balms and the deodorants. Every scent so clean and enticing that I want to buy the whole store.
My favorite items:
Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Rose Queen Bath Bomb
French Kiss Bubble Bar
Floating Island Bath Melt
The Charity Pot Body Lotion
Organic Therapy Massage Bar
I highly recommend their products, especially the body lotion. It truly makes your skin so soft!
Another few reasons I really love this company is their commitment to not purchase products from companies that test on animals, their use of natural and fresh ingredients and their love of giving back to the community. For example, 100% of the Charity Pot lotion proceeds minus taxes goes to small grassroots organizations working in the area of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
I could go on and on about this company but give their products a try for yourself and you be the judge.
On this very late morning, I am having a “put yourself together” on my to do list, right next to scheduling blog posts for the upcoming week. And it’s going to be so amazing - here’s a sneak peek of my latest #skincare discoveries that I’m going to share with you on the blog (http://tlvbirdie.com) extremely soon!
Prim botanicals, Nativo Skincare and Tokyo factory shop are on the list, in the meanwhile stop by for a beauty read about my current #greenbeauty obsession - One Love Organics. Wishing you all some right balance today, dear birdies!🍂✨
I myself am not poly but ever since hearing you are, I've wanted to understand the concept a lot more. In the future, would you consider marriage and children? And if so, would this be with all partners?
I want children, and I’ve always wanted children, independently of any/all my relationships. That’s a goal for me personally, as opposed to a goal that comes from anyone else.
Marriage is stickier. I don’t like the legal part of marriage. I don’t like that it’s a contract. I think as a symbol of love and commitment, it’s beautiful, and therefore I’m open to it, but I don’t find it to be an intentional (as opposed to a necessary) step in a relationship.
Each relationship requires the space to be whatever it organically is. Some will want marriage and deeply intertwined lives and children, and others won’t. I won’t know about those things until I’m seriously considering them, and I’m not doing that right now.
6. Five facts about your best friend. If you have more than one, pick one. Or do them all!
1. i’ve known her ever since 1st grade, we literally just smiled at each other a bunch and then decided to be friends 2. she has BEAUTIFUL green blue eyes and freckles 3. she would probably sell organs to know taylor swift/ one direction honestly! 4. she is the kindest/ cutest/ funniest/ loveliest person i know, i could write a book about how much i love her 5. hates soda loves water
15. Five facts about your favorite book.
i am still yet to find my favorite book if i am being honest! stay tuned this summer i am going to do a whole lot of reading maybe i will have a proper answer for you by then!!
16. Five facts about your favorite band. (ok this is hard i am going to do my current fave cause i can’t pick!)
1. they are called bombay bicycle club 2. they are prolific as hell and made 4 albums nearly back to back 3. they are 4 very cute and very shy nerdy boys from england 4. jack steadman the lead singer and love of my life began making music at the age of 13/14 and has it all online and it is so good (i can’t believe he was so young!) 5. a lot of their recent music is sampling based collected from vinyl jack finds traveling around the world which is so cool! i wish i could travel with him!
17. Five facts about your favorite celebrity. (again during my current fave :-)) 1. she is called alexa chung 2. once wrote a really lovely honest book called “it” 3. she is a fashion icon/ my fashion icon 4. she once did a cover of blue denim by my mother stevie nicks and that absolutely killed me! 5. she’s the queen of doing cat eyeliner
18. Five facts about the city/town you live in. 1. it is very close to the capital of the U.S washington D.C which is very nice because they have a lot of nice record shops and venues! i am very thankful to live near a place with a nice little music scene. 2. it is nearly a perfect split between city and countryside if you drive 15 minutes one direction you will be in the middle of nowhere surrounded by fields and mountains and cows and in another direction you will be in the city! 3. the weather here is crazy it could be a perfectly clear day and then it will rain out of nowhere and then last week it was like in the high 50′s and 60′s and this week it will be nearly 90 every day, i wouldn’t be surprised if it were to snow next week! 4. dave grohl used to live here and was a big part of the d.c music scene when he was young that’s cool! 5. i can’t think of a last one ahh
Depotting is probably one of my most favorite things about having such a large makeup selection. I love organizing things to my needs and decluttering. When I’m stressed, it’s a cleaning party. So the fact that most beauty products can be taken out of their original packaging and put into whatever packaging I would prefer, mixing with other products to create a massive palette of blush or eyeshadows or lipsticks if you’re one of the hella motivated - well I love it.
I’m the person all my friends come to for depotting because when I’m stressed, I depot like a mad woman. Truth be told, it can get a little messy and burny depending on what technique you use, so some people might not be a fan.
But, who doesn’t want customized palettes?
Basically, all depotting is is taking your single eyeshadows (blushes/what have you) out of their single packaging and placing them in magnetic empty palettes such as below:
You can see some cracked eyeshadows in that palette; warning: depotting is not a 100% safe sport. Fingers can get burnt, and eyeshadows/whatever product you’re depotting can end up destroyed. Still, look at how nice that looks. All your shadows, together. Organized whatever way you want, and so much easier to travel with than 70 single MAC shadow containers…
So, how does one depot? If I haven’t scared you off with the possibilities of burns and ruined eyeshadows, then let me assure you that the process isn’t that bad. Time consuming sometimes, but not bad.
What you need:
- the product you want to depot, obviously - some sort of palette for holding the depotted products (I like ZPalettes the best, and you can find them discounted on eBay with “manufacturer errors” that I’ve never actually noticed) - a knife/thin metal tool you won’t injure yourself with - flatiron - wax paper - rubbing alcohol
Step 1: Depending on the type of shadow you’re depotting, find the groove between the shadow and the container. With a knife, gently pry into the space, wiggling back and forth until the shadow pops out. If you’re doing this with a palette, I suggest removing all the excess container material you can - such as the cardboard between shadows, the backboard, the mirror, etc.
Step 2: Heat up your flatiron to the highest setting and place wax paper on the bottom plate. (I do this with the ceramic plates hanging off the edge of my counter). Place your shadow on the wax paper and let it sit for three minutes. If you don’t want to let it sit this long, I sometimes close the ceramic plates like I would if I was straightening my hair, and hold it for a few seconds. You may smell some burning plastic if you do this.
Step 3:Warning this is when things get a little hot and fingers can be injured! Please be careful!
With your metal tool, push at either the back of the eyeshadow to remove it from the plastic backing, or pry gently in from one side. This second method can lead to cracked eyeshadows - you have been warned.
Step 4: Sit that sucker down ASAP and let it cool, preferably color side down so the glue doesn’t cool and stick to whatever it’s on. Once the pan is cool, you can take rubbing alcohol to remove the remaining glue from the back of the shadow. This is helpful for future times you want to reorganize your palettes.
From here you can: label your shadows (helpful so you don’t buy duplicates), depot all your shadows, fix any newly broken shadows (click here for that how-to)
I would like a reading about me doing Astral projection. What events do you foresee occurring? Advice? How can I best approach this? Thank you love! :]
So, I pulled 5 cards for you - the center card being the events that may come, represented by The World. The World in Prisma Visions is a lot more chaotic than in other decks - a huge spiraling cycle of creatures and colors all surrounding a single eye in the center. And I can’t speak for your experiences in the astral realm so far, but I’ve gotta say that in mine, this card really makes a decent representation of what it can be like there! Beauty and danger and so many colors all swirling around in an almost overwhelming manner. But I think the eye in the center there really is showing that you can take a lot from the organized chaos of an experience like this, sometimes more than the “easy” trips!
The bottom card was to show the underlying issues within yourself leading up to this kind of chaotic, cyclical experience upcoming for you. Another Major Arcana, this time the Wheel of Fortune. This is really just a reminder to you that as much control as you can gain over your mind and how … almost comfortable and complacent you can get about being one of the people who have the awesome ability to reach the astral reams, and how absolutely amazingly beautiful and wonderful and the experiences can be, there is a cost to it. Sometimes you’ve just gotta fight through the rough experiences there, too, you know? It’s just part of life, really.
The card on the left shows how best to approach this experience, and the 9 of Wands was pulled here. Really, what I’m seeing from this card is a reminder to buckle down and do all the necessary prep-work. Whatever your traditions prior to an astral experience, don’t skimp on them, be it cleansing or circle-casting or whatever it is that makes you feel comfortable and prepared. And, of course, seeing the trees and flowers and the energy flowing from the forest into the character, it would be remiss of me to not mention getting in touch with nature. Get some meditation time in the forest and let that help clear your mind, and hopefully that will help you to make sense of the madness to come!
The right-hand card is showing what you should take from this experience, and I pulled the 8 of Pentacles. This is saying that your lesson is that you reap what you sow. Of course, there is always the aspect of luck and balance of “good/bad” as shown in the Wheel of Fortune, but when those experiences get all tumbled up around in The World, you get the choice of what you want to focus on and take from it. You get the potential to really grow from this experience - but if you decide instead to put your energy into the darker, scarier aspects that show up, THAT’S what’s likely to grow in your life. Choose wisely!
Advice is the card sitting right on top - the 9 of Pentacles. I find it so interesting that your preparation card and the advice card are both 9s, but fairly different aspects of the 9. But they both have the similarities in that I really get the feeling from both of them that nature is going to be the key to making this experience a positive one (as The World and the Wheel of Fortune seems to say to me that it’s up to you to make it so!). Also interesting is that your advice card is the continuation of what you need to take from this experience - it seems almost backwards, like advice should come before what you take from the experience - but what I’m getting from THAT is that it is more along the lines of the law of attraction here. Prepare for this experience (9 of Wands), but also just …. expect it to go well. Already know deep down that no matter what actually happens in the experience, it’s giving you a chance to learn something and become more comfortable within yourself!
I hope that this reading is helpful for you! Be safe out there ^_^
“I don’t know why love didn’t make you and I more gentle. In fact, sometimes I think it did the opposite: it turned us into something feral and driven by instinct. Nothing about the way I feel about you feels gentle. It feels violent and bloody and damaging, it feels like breathing you in like smoke and drinking you like poison until you run in my veins instead of oxygen. It feels like cracking my ribs open and letting you take up residence there instead of all the organs I think I could do better without. You are so much more than just a part of me, you violent, messy, beautiful accident. You are the bullet that cannot be removed, or I will bleed to death through the wound you left.”