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Wednesday, August 17th: RELATIONSHIPS / CHARACTER-CENTRIC

“We all wear masks. But which one is real? The one that hides your face? Or the one that is your face?”

Foretold Tale

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Chapter o1. Intervening Realms

“Tell me,” he speaks with but a voice of a whisperer.  A gentle breeze riddles, invisibly guiding his words into your soul.  Rivers threaten to roll down your cheeks but you brave a facade, though you are sure, he could see right through you.  But it didn’t matter, did it?  He would drill you for your prophecies anyway.  

“General.  Let. Go,” you respond with what you willed to be a firm tone but the last decibels inevitably quiver at the sight of his diaphanous eyes of water.  Your slim fingers backtrack across the auburn wood of the tabletop as if the distance of two worlds wasn’t already strong enough to extinguish your last strands of hope.  You crush a tarot card within your hands.  With your tongue against the roof of your mouth, you squeeze out, “Please.  Things in the world of the living and the dead aren’t supposed to mix.  You will ruin the equilibrium and the imbalance will result in consequences neither of us can affor—“

“But I must save her,” the spirit cut you off with a tone of determination.  His palms crinkle at the fabric of his robe as he repositions with his kneels pressing against the floorboard.  An arrow pins your human heart as you urgently reach forward to stop him from humiliating himself in his stance of desperation.  

But even as a shaman, you were only able to spiritually communicate with ghosts, not physically touch them.  Your fingers slice through thin air.  

“I can’t let her die.”  Though translucent and weary, the droplets, formed beneath his eyes, drown you in vast oceans.  But wouldn’t it be better that way?  Lovers of separate universes would finally meet once again…even for just mere moments before paths diverge to new beginnings of disjointed fate. It would be long enough for a final goodbye, wouldn’t it?

“Orabeoni…” you helplessly call out, hoping he’d change his mind but knowing he would not.  

The corners of his heart-shaped lips twitch upward in a sullen smile as he susurrates the syllables of your name.  It is heavenly and purer than any voice of an angel but it destructs you like daggers shot straight into your soul.  His palm drifts millimeters above your fisted ones, just enough so that you could feel the chill of his presence but not enough to dispel the illusion of physical touch.  And you know you have just lost the war.  Despite knowing better, despite understanding that one mistake could cause catastrophe in both worlds, despite having already suffered punishment and stripped of partial power by your master for your previous aid toward this man…who…who you loved but could never be with…whether he was dead or alive…you surrender to those watery orbs of loyalty.  

Do Kyungsoo, intelligent scholar and versatile general of the imperial court, could claim any female’s heart as long as he willed, but he chose to hold the hand of a poverty-stricken damsel whose crippled left leg dragged with each step she took.  The royal princess, who had vied for the general’s attention and had requested her father to formally assign him the title of “Prince Consort” to bind him by marriage, ordered for her rival to be tortured and put to death.  

“Kyungsoo Orabeoni!  Orabeoni!” you hollered as you dashed down the imperial palace with your skirt gathered up within your hands.  Sweat dripped down your temples, not yet evaporated from your recent nightmare.  

You skidded to a stop in front of the scholar and his younger friend.  The latter, just as handsome and donning an air of valor, teased you with a handsome smirk.  “Why is the newly appointed imperial shaman running down the halls with such anxiety?” the scholar questioned.  

“General Kim,” you respectfully bowed and caught your breath, “May I have a word with General Do for a short moment.  I have important matters I must discuss with him.”

The two golden bachelors of the court exchanged curious glances, but it was the older who pardoned your worry by reassuring his friend, “Jongin-ah, we’ll review the new article of the law in the evening.  Meet me at the East Pagoda at sunset.”

With a prolonged look of concern for his friend and you, General Kim rested his case, nodded, and excused himself.

“What is it?” Kyungsoo narrowed his white-riched eyes after quickly concluding that your expression of vexation escalated the seriousness of the situation.  

You picked at the floral embroidery of your robe.  “It’s…It’s about Yeonhee-ssi…”

It was just one statement.  One statement that sent the devoted general sprinting from the East Wing all the way to the royal horse shed.  Your heart plummeted and rose as you scurried in pursuit of the agitated young man.  Guilt, fear, and worry coveted your helpless soul.  Nails from floorboards gnawed and defaced the intricate designs of your handcrafted shoes, which had been gifted by the royal queen on the day you were bestowed the title of “Imperial Shaman”.  But no effort would beat that of General Do’s care for his young maiden; he had vanished from your sight, leaving you to aimlessly seize thin air for support to calm your fearsome heart.      

A velvety voice asked for your attention as its owner clutched your wandering hand.  You tilted your chin up to face General Kim, who was all too curious and troubled by your perplexed expression to simply retreat to his home.  

“General!” you panted as he held your arms in support.  Within seconds, he had mounted on a horse with a hand outstretched to hoist you up.  Frightful at the sight of the energetic beast, you staggered back but to save Kyungsoo, even if your toes trembled or your trepid heart threatened to beat its last, you must.  Jongin latched onto your wrist and easily lifted you up to the front seat.

“Fill me in as we get there,” he instructed and commanded his sidekick to gallop forward.  You squeezed your eyes shut and squirmed as the sudden acceleration numbed your dewy skin.  

But the two of you were too late.  Blood splattered onto crème-colored malt as Kyungsoo had taken an arrow to the heart to protect his lover.  With widened eyes, Jongin and you could only watch from across the field.  Mixtures of images, some nostalgic memories, a few raw prophecies collided in flashes of colors before your eyes. Sweat soaked your palms as you tried with all your might to eject such haunting visions from swallowing you but, ultimately, you surrendered to the shock of heartbreak.  Your eyes rolled back as your body fell limp against Jongin’s chest.      

Seven days later, you discover Kyungsoo’s spirit wandering outside your chambers.  With paled lips and eyes of water, you rush forth to greet him.  For days, you had disregarded and denied any news of his death but in truth, you knew he was no longer a part of your world.  Of course you knew.  You are a shaman after all.  But seeing his spirit now left you with a bliss you hadn’t felt since he had left. At least, in a way, he is still with you…and he chose to be with you.

“How is she?” he questions.  Your smile weakens to a mere soft line.

“I can’t…tell you…” you turn away, “General, it’s been seven days.  You need to go to the underworld realm…”

“Tell me.”

“I can’t!  The last time I revealed information, I cost you your life!” you self-blame, “I won’t let you intervene with matters of the human world anymore or else your spirit will vanish to dust.”

“I don’t care.  Just tell me!” Kyungsoo uncharacteristically shouts in a tone he had never once used when conversing with you.  But pain is felt on both ends; you spot his spirit vacillate.  The lethal wound that had taken his life oozes with blood.  Drip by drip they taint the ornate carpet of your room but vanish just as quickly under the moonlight.  “Please.  Just tell me.  Yeonhee is innocent.  I can’t let her get hurt.”

“But I can’t let you get hurt either,” your lips ripple, “Because…I love you…”

Instead of widened eyes or a gape of his lips, the late general furrows his thick brows as if he had already known of your feelings toward him.  As you cup your face within your palms and release buried emotions of your wounded heart, outside, veiled by your chamber doors, another young general sighs and retreats off to the twilight.    

A/N: Ahhh, pilot chapter of Foretold Tale!  Did you guys like it so far?  So hints of a love triangle (well, if you include Yeonhee, it’s love square) but basically, main girl calls Kyungsoo “Orabeoni” [kinda like “Oppa" in historical terms] because they are childhood friends.  Kyungsoo and Jongin are best friends; Jongin has feelings for the girl but girl has feelings for Kyungsoo ^-^

New chapter each day, please like, comment, follow, spam my inbox to show support!!  It really means a lot to me because this is basically my comeback series T^T!!  

P.S. Do you guys like the banner?  Heh, manipulating Jongin and Kyungsoo with sageuk attire was so fun.  

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My Review on: BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette

So I have personally never checked out nor purchased anything from BH Cosmetics before. I had seen a lot of youtubers using their 120 palettes but they weren’t really anything that caught my attention (I still liked them but I didn’t feel the need to buy them as soon as I saw them). But then I happened to watch a new video (mind you this was a little while ago when it first came out) posted by Xsparkage talking about the Galaxy Chic palette and I instantly fell in love with it!




The palette itself comes in a cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure and a total of 18 baked eyeshadows. The eyeshadows themselves are actually a lot bigger than expected, they’re a little larger than an american quarter coin so you get a really good amount of product. I just love the theme behind this palette (that’s honestly what made me fall in love with it) and because they’re baked eyeshadows, the different colored veining in them makes them look like actual planets. Now onto the swatches!

These were applied on top of a Nars primer to show best color pay off when applied dry:


Sun is a bright gold with a reddish undertone 

Jupiteris a bright reddish pink

Prometheus is a light red with a slight pink undertone

Aphrodite is a deep, rusted red color, very pretty shade

Milky Way is a light, pale pinkish purple, works great as an inner corner highlight

Cosmic is similar to Milky Way but is 1 shade darker and leans more purple




Saturn is a pale gold with a slight red undertone, it’s similar to Sun but a lot lighter

Venus is a gorgeous bright orange, definitely a favorite of mine

Meteor is a light, pale baby blue, also makes a great inner corner highlight

Comet is a light blue shade with a slight green undertone

Earth is a light sky blue

Neptune is a deep navy blue and is the darkest shade in this palette




Mercury is a light pinky brown

Mars is a deep reddish brown

Asteroid is a deep blue toned brown

Uranus is a bright, pale baby blue shade, it’s similar to Meteor but is a shade lighter

Moonis a lovely pale gray

Eclipse is a dark, purple toned gray, this is my favorite shade in the whole palette


All these shades have a very lovely color payoff to them and when applied wet, the color shows up even more vivid! The great thing about baked eyeshadows is that you can apply them wet without ruining the eyeshadow itself. Normal pressed shadows (if you try to use them wet) will form a hard crust on the surface that you have to scrape off thus ruining the eyeshadow and wasting product; that won’t happen with these so that’s a huge plus!
If you’re not a huge fan of shimmery eyeshadows, you probably will not like this palette; there is not a single matte shadow here. And the shadows are also a little more fragile than normal pressed shadows, but the great thing about that is if one gets broken by accident, just pour a little water over it, press it down, and it’s fixed (it basically turns into wet sand when water is poured on it so it’s easy to mold broken pieces back into place)!
I really love the theme of this palette and I think the eyeshadow shades are great. This palette is also suuuuper cheap and afforable as well! Perfect for any alien girl or space lover alike, definitely give it a try! :)


different photos of me wearing different shades from the galaxy chic palette:






romance-and-murder  asked:

hey! i was wondering if you knew of any nyx products that you recommend, especially primer?

Honestly I would say NYX is the most reliable drugstore brand, you can try a handful of products from them and most, if not all, would be good products. They don’t add a bunch of shimmer, nothing is overly sheer, their launches are trend forward, products are pigmented. So if you see something you like, don’t be hesitant to try it!

Products I would recommend

  • Powder Blushes $5. Wearable colors, pigmented but not so pigmented you have to be super careful, blend out well. Overall a great blush!
  • HD Photogenic Concealer Wand $5. It’s light weight, can be used on blemishes or under the eyes, medium coverage.
  • Matte Bronzer $9. These bronzers come in a variety of shades and undertones so you’re bound to find one that works for you, plus a matte drugstore bronzer is unfortunately hard to find. 
  • Angel Viel Skin Perfecting Primer $16. Ultra silky, perfecting primer.
  • Baked Blush $7. If you like glowy luminous blush, this one is definitely for you!
  • Slim Lip Pencils $3.50. Easy to use, not overly drying or overly creamy affordable lip liners.
  • Soft Matte Lip Creams $6. Light weight creamy, matte lip.
  • High Voltage Lipsticks $6. Intense, ultra rich color payoff. 
  • Butter Lipsticks $6. For creamy lipsticks with a pigmented, satin finish. Lots of great every day shades!
  • Butter Glosses $5. Creamy, pigmented lipgloss that won’t stick to your hair.
  • Nude Matte Eyeshadows $4.50. Because honestly, not enough drugstore matte shadows on the market! These are great. 

What I admire most about the brand is their effort to keep things on trend and give people contour. strobing, etc products at an affordable price. I don’t think anyone should feel left out or like they cant attempt makeup trends because they don’t have the proper, instagram hyped products. So if you’ve ever been curious about a trend but don’t want to spend a lot on high end items, try NYX! 

anonymous asked:

"atrocious" PPfft. A Nd n O I AM NO T DRin k. ma ybe sin ce youre little boy toY TH AT YOU CANT AFFOREd do ES it, you s hould concider it ToO.

“He’s worthless to me now. I can’t believe I actually wanted him on me… What the hell was I thinking?! Not only did he become Prissy Pansy, he called me a certain name. I have no respect for him anymore. But if he ever decides to apologize and be evil like he claims he is, I’ll let him control me… He IS hot, after all.”

13 K-Drama Dating Moments That Are Me AF

13 K-Drama Dating Moments That Are Me AF

For those of you who can relate to the dating life… or the nonexistent dating life.

1. When you avoid your crush like the plague.

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2. When my friends say I should make a move and I’m so smooth.

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3. Getting boys to notice me like…

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4. When I like someone and want to get them something that shows how much I care.

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My Review on: Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

When it comes to drugstore makeup, Milani Cosmetics is one of the more well known brands out there; and for good reason! For this review, I will be talking about all 36 of the color statement lipsticks available from the brand.

The lipsticks themselves come in a lovely mirror-gold packaging and each one has the color swatch on the bottom. The great thing about the color swatch on the bottom is that they’re all nearly 100% true to the color of the actual lipstick so picking out a shade you’ll like is a lot easier. A lot of people do complain that the packaging holds fingerprints, but meh, it’s really not that important (let’s be honest). I will warn though, when buying these lipsticks in store, they don’t come in any form of packaging so someone could easily open them up and put it on their hands or lips so please inspect them carefully when buying them! Now, time for the swatches! 

These were just a quick couple of swipes down my bare hand:


Sweet Nectar is a beautiful bright orange color, if you love stand-out or orange lipsticks, you definitely need to get this one!

Flamingo Pose is a bright coral pink, great summer color

Black Cherry is a deep, dark wine color, this is one of my favorite shades out of this whole collection. Very vampy and really does resemble the color of black cherries 

D'Oro is a lovely, shimmery gold. This is another favorite of mine and would look amazing applied on top of a red lipstick

Orange-gina is a metallic muted orange

Rose Hip is a bright, slightly blue toned pink



Naturally Chic is a warm toned nude

Chocolate Berries is a shimmery brown with a slight reddish undertone to it

High Voltage is a vivid orange-toned red

Hot Pink Rage is, as the name suggests, a bright hot pink

Nude Creme is a light, creamy pinky nude

Double Espresso is a deep, dark coffee brown



Red Label is a bright, warm pin-up red

Flirty Fuchsia is a bright fuchsia 

Dulce Caramelo is a shimmery, pinky, caramel colored nude

Sugar Glaze is a light, shimmery muted pink with a slight yellow duochrome 

Cherry Crave is a lovely metallic cherry red, I love the metallic finish on this lipstick

Plumrose is a dusty, nude-ish rose



Teddy Bare is a gorgeous taupey brown nude, taupey nudes are personally my favorite kind

Cabaret Blend is a similar wine color like Black Cherry but has more red tones to it

Best Red is a gorgeous, blue toned matte red ; definitely a staple, classic red color

Raspberry Rush is a cool, blue toned magenta

Candied Toffees is a deep, warm shimmery caramel brown

Pink Love is a bright, cool toned baby pink



Ruby Valentine is eerily similar to Best Red, but more on the warmer side and not as matte

Uptown Mauve is a deep, mauve toned magenta 

Bronze Beauty is a gorgeous warm bronzey color, this is another favorite of mine. I think this color would look great on medium and dark skin tones

Rose Femme is a beautiful, dusty rose nude

Pink Frost is a light, frosty pink. A lot of people diss this color and call it “old lady”-ish , but I personally love a good frosty pink ^__^

Sangria is a deep, warm berry color. Great color for the fall season



Rose Amour is a warm rosey pink

Pretty Natural is similar to Nude Creme but more cool toned and leans more pink

Fruit Punch is a lovely, bright red toned pink

Chilled Brandy is a deep, shimmery reddish brown

Violet Volt is an amazing, bright blue toned purple with a slight blue duochrome shift

Cinnamon Spice is similar to Chilled Brandy but leans more on the pinky brown side



These lipsticks, to me, are some of the best you can buy at the drugstore. They have such a huge variety of colors to chose from in all different kinds of finishes (whether it’s matte, metallic, shimmer, etc.). They are also very creamy and smooth and the color pay off is amazing. Even on dark skin tones, these lipsticks will show true to color! They also have a delicious watermelon candy scent to them, I know for some that’s a turn off but I love anything that smells like candy. 
The only downside I would say is that some of the frosty/metallic shades do feel a little gritty on the lips, but it’s nothing that’s extremely uncomfortable. 
Amazing quality, very afforable…if you’ve never tried these lipsticks before, I HIGHLY recommend them! :)


Me wearing the shade Black Cherry:


Me wearing the shade Bronze Beauty:


Me wearing the shade Violet Volt:


Me wearing the shade D'Oro:



Hope this review was helpful guys <3






anonymous asked:

could you rec some cheap, back to school (bags, stationery, etc.) stores that ship worldwide? thank you!!

i don’t have a lot unfortunately! i just realised that so much of my stuff is bought from sites that don’t ship overseas using shopping services so it’s a bit trickier. here are some anyway~

  • fall in design - aesthetically pleasing type korean stationery, based in south korea
  • jetpens - mostly writing utensils, but also pencil cases and notebooks. ships worldwide but us orders $25+ have free shipping
  • kikki k - their journals are pretty $$$ but i reckon their pens are super cute and afforable. 
  • sticker stack - they have a lot of my favourite korean stationery brands such as gmz, but the price is quite a bit higher. it might be worth it if you’re already in the uk, since you will receive it faster.
  • tofu cute - a small range of cute style notebooks/pens, based in the uk
  • yesstyle - has schoolbags and stationery from asian brands but prices are quite marked up. free shipping can be worth it though.

Please fire me. I work as a Nursing assistant in a hospital. I got my job by taking a six week course which covered just how to dress and bathe someone else, etc. Recently, a Registered Nurse, licensed by the state, asked me which medications we needed for a patient.

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Today Flynn & I had a lovely walk with my auntie’s family & their cute young Cocker Spaniel, Bertie. Bertie is a real sweetie & was very keen to play with Flynn. Flynn just wanted to do busy border collie stuff: herding, herding, chasing his toy, more herding ;-)

ps after the disaster of my kit lens breaking early in the week, I went into town & luckily, found an afforable replacement. It’s 2nd hand but in very good condition & comes with a 2 year warranty, so I’m happy!