and the chapped lips

Sneak Peek of a Potential Series

A roar of laughter erupted from their table at the corner of the room, making a number of heads turn in their direction. As obnoxious as they may sound, Shawn couldn’t care less. This was the most relaxed he had felt in weeks. Things were starting to pick up in the studio that day, so a couple of beers and some meaningless conversations were definitely in order.

Geoff and Teddy were in the middle of some stupid debate when Shawn’s eyes landed on the girl who just walked through the door. The cold air outside was accountable for her slightly chapped lips and tangled hair. 

Shawn could feel his interest grow when he noticed the huge case strapped to her back. It was practically bigger than she was and almost touched the ceiling of the place. There obviously wasn’t a guitar being stored in there. Either way, the fact that she had something to do with music pulled him in and they haven’t even spoken a word to each other.

His eyes were still glued to her as she made her way across the room, closer to where they were sitting. The case was making it far more difficult to get through the small spaces between the chairs and tables. She uttered multiple apologies to the people who she bumped into, the blush on her cheeks showing her embarrassment.


Should I even bother to keep going lol

It's for your lips

Human!Castiel x Reader

1,753 words

Prompt: Chapped lips

This is for @impalaimagining Taylor’s Things Nobody Likes Challenge and Birthday Challenge! Just a little Human!Cas and reader being adorable!

Originally posted by dustydreamsanddirtyscars

It was always odd to think of Castiel as just another human being. Since losing his grace, it was hard to adjust. Not just for him but for you as well. You were so used to him having to take care of himself, not needing to do all these mundane human things like sleep or eat. Since he had been an angel for a millennia watching mankind, you would think that he would have picked up a few things. And yet here he was, trying to do the simplest of human things and growing frustrated with himself. You had to admit though, he was quite adorable standing there trying to brush his teeth with his bed hair and wrinkled pajamas.

You leaned in the doorway with a soft grin as you watched him. You couldn’t help but stare. You had taken in the former angel when you found him homeless and filthy. You were surprised he was alive and that he had survived the few days before you found him. Dean had said for you to take care of him and he would be there as soon as he could. Under normal circumstances you would have no room in your little apartment for more than one person. But with how clingy and needy the blue eyed man was, there wasn’t much room needed. You thought he was bad with personal space before, it got ten times worse once he became human.

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cold weather survival tips so y’all can start the new year with soft glowy skin

I posted a list of beauty tips for hot weather on my old blog at the beginning of the summer and it went over really well, so I thought I’d do a cold weather version now that we’re in peak chapped-lips-and-cracked-hands season.

  • Do yourself a favor by going to the nearest drugstore and buying the biggest tub of Vaseline/petroleum jelly you can find. 90% of Dry Skin Problems™ can be solved by slapping some Vaseline on there. 
  • Seriously. Chapped lips? Use Vaseline as a lip balm. Dry, cracked heels? Slather those feetsies with Vaseline right before you go to bed (just put socks on to keep from getting your sheets all sticky) for an overnight moisturizing treatment. (You can do the same thing on your hands if they’re dry and cracked!) I’ve even used Vaseline to fix severe dry patches on my face and neck. This stuff is a lifesaver. 
  • (You might also wanna get one of those tiny mini tubs to keep in your jacket pocket or in your bag, so you’ll always have it on you. It works way better than lip balm and is the only thing that can keep my lips from cracking and bleeding all winter long.)
  • While you’re at the store, it’s a good idea to invest in a good lotion. Most scented lotions (especially Bath & Body Works brand) actually make my dry skin worse because of the perfume in them, so you might want to look into an unscented formula. Try to avoid formulas that contain alcohol (which is sometimes used to make the lotion absorb faster) because they’ll dry you out worse than before. 
  • I always recommend using lotions and moisturizers made for sensitive skin even if your skin isn’t actually sensitive, because they don’t have as many harsh ingredients that might draw moisture out of your skin! Looking for formulas with all-natural ingredients (like Burt’s Bees and Yes To) is another good way to avoid heavy chemicals.
  • Replace your makeup remover with olive oil. It melts makeup right off, and you don’t have to scrub at your face like you do with a lot of makeup removers. It’s also super hydrating and makes my skin feel SO SOFT after I use it. (Just be sure to wash it off with a cleanser before you go to bed.) A lot of people use coconut oil the same way, but I’ve never tried it so I can’t speak for how well it works compared to olive oil. 
  • If your foundation sticks really noticeably to the dry patches on your face, a good hydrating makeup primer can help a lot. e.l.f. has really good, really cheap primers that I swear by, and they even have one specifically made for dry skin! (And you can find them at Walmart and most drugstores, so you can swing by and pick it up while you’re getting your groceries.)
  • Avoid “matte” or “mattifying” foundation formulas in general if your skin is really dry, because they’ll just make your dry patches more noticeable. Use a “satin finish” or “dewy finish” foundation instead, and if you want to make it look more matte you can always set it with a powder to take away the shine! 
  • If your lips are really dry and scaly, the best thing to do is just exfoliate the dead skin away. You can make your own lip scrub really easily by mixing sugar with either olive oil or honey, and just rub it on your lips to buff off the dry skin. Be sure to follow with Vaseline or a good lip balm!
  • As a matter of fact, you should really be exfoliating your entire face once or twice a week, especially if you have really dry skin. You can buy exfoliating scrubs at the store for a few bucks or make your own. (My favorite is a homemade scrub with 1 tablespoon of cooled green tea, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a few drops of tea tree oil. It makes my skin soooo soft and helps fade my acne scars.)
  • Consider replacing your moisturizer with a face-safe oil like jojoba or rosehip at night. (I wouldn’t recommend using olive oil or coconut oil for this though, because they’re a little too heavy.) I started using rosehip oil every night to help with the scarring on my face, and it makes my skin feel so good. It doesn’t absorb right away, so it’s almost like sleeping in a face mask every night, and you wake up with a baby-soft face. This is the first winter I haven’t had really dry patches on my face, and I think using facial oils has a lot to do with it.
  • If your lipstick is drying out your lips, use a very light layer of Vaseline as a lip primer! This also makes the lipstick go on smoother – I’ve been using this trick for chalky/streaky lipsticks for years. (I told you, Vaseline is a lifesaver.)
  • I know everyone on tumblr is always saying this, but it really is important; you gotta stay hydrated. Drink water. (Drinks like soda actually dehydrate you, so it really does have to be water.) If your skin is just feeling a little dryer than usual, it could be because you just aren’t getting enough water. Increasing your water intake is a really easy, completely free way to help your skin out. 
  • And fyi, these tips aren’t just for girls! If you’re a guy with dry skin, feel free to use any and all of the things I talked about in this post! Taking care of your body is gender neutral and everybody deserves to have nice skin. 
TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS

Actually mad that I was walking around all day today -specifically today- with chapped lips and nobody said anything, got home and looked in the mirror and said dAMN SON YOU LOOK BAD and NOBODY said ANYTHING 

STEP YOUR FRIEND GAME UP LET A BOY KNOW WHEN HE HAS CHAPPED LIPS AND ASHY HANDS AND HIS SCARF GAME AINT RIGHT OR WHATEVER

I used to find you in the dictionary under the word rowdy. You were all scraped knees and chapped lips. You were ever-evolving; a complete whirlwind. Your middle name was Chaos.
I miss your giddy screeches of delight and the way the breeze flirted with your hair those smoke stained evenings. Can you remember the dusks once full of too loud music and barely audible whispers? The air tasted of you and falling leaves and I could swear even the crickets stopped to listen to your humming.
Which is why I can’t wrap my head around why- or how, you let her tame you. It’s almost as if you willingly went into the cage she led you to. Now you don’t even care to break free and you no longer hum melodies and I avoid going out at night now because I’m afraid of the quiet. I ache for the peace your violence once brought me. Everything is too still.
I still have the dictionary, except now I rifle through the pages wondering where you take homage. I hope we find each other again.
—  Autumn Geçer/ roseysun

kylux - just a little love nip

Hux couldn’t believe Ren would have the audacity… nor could he believe how much he liked it.

//75 days until the last jedi  #LET HUX LIVE 2017 kylux family doughnut circle of hope

anonymous asked:

(I love your writing it makes me wanna jump off a cliff with happiness) Can I uHHHHHHH get a drarry fic where it's 8th year and draco is quite and none of his friends are at hogwarts so he starts to make a habit of going outside at night and star gazing, one night harry decides he wants a break from the crowds so he goes outside only to find a sleepy draco and a whole lotto stars (Sorry if this ask sounded so demanding)

Ah thank you that’s so kind!  Only don’t go jumping off any cliffs!  Unless you’re base diving maybe…oh or bungee jumping.  Then that’s alright.  Also this took awhile because I started writing this in tumblr and IT ATE MY DAMN DRABBLE AND I WAS SO MAD, so it took me awhile to be less angry and start to try to write it all over.


“What’re you doing out here?”  

Draco jumps at the unexpected voice, snapping his eyes open and shooting the other boy a dirty look which is met with an impish grin.  Draco would be more annoyed at the interruption if he weren’t finding it so attractive.  Fucking Potter, try as he might Draco can’t seem to dislike a single thing about him anymore.

“I was…relaxing.”

“Looked like you were sleeping.”  

“I was not sleeping.  I was enjoying some peace and quiet before you so rudely interrupted.”

Potter doesn’t respond right away, so Draco finally looks at him and is surprised to see the other boy looking, well, nervous.  He wants to roll his eyes.  He doesn’t understand Potter sometimes, how he can be so smart and sarcastic and full of life and the next moment look like he’s unsure he’s wanted; he wonders what’s happened in his life that could make Potter so unsure how other people feel about him.  He wants to know desperately but they aren’t there yet so he files it away in his mental list of things he wants to know about Potter but may never find out.

When Potter makes no move to speak, or leave, Draco scoots to the side making room for the other boy to sit beside him.  He doesn’t say anything, just makes a bit of extra room on the blanket he’d transfigured when he’d come outside.  Thankfully words aren’t necessary and Potter slides down right next to him, impossibly close to Draco.

“So, Potter, what exactly are you doing here?  Isn’t there some sort of party going on in the common room?”

Potter huffs out a laugh, rubbing his hands on his knees.  “There’s always a party going on.  I just…there’s,” he sighs, looking a bit uncomfortable as if he isn’t sure what to say.

“There’s a lot of people in there.  Rather noisy.”  Draco sometimes wonders how it seems as if they both seem to feel the same, despite the fact that their experiences couldn’t have been more different.  It should be weird, realizing how much they have in common, but instead it just feels right.

The tension visibly leaves Potter’s body at Draco’s words.  “Yes…yes, that.”

After several quiet moments, Draco finds himself speaking without even consciously deciding to do so.  “I came outside to watch the stars.  Growing up I always liked astronomy, and I know what you’re thinking but it wasn’t some narcissist thing because I’m named after a bloody constellation alright.  It’s just…they’re fixed you know?  No matter what happens, whether we can see them or not, the stars are always the same.  I like that, knowing that some things are constant.”

“It’s beautiful,” Potter whispers, but when Draco turns his head to agree he realizes Potter isn’t looking at the stars, he’s looking at him.  And then Potter’s hand is reaching towards him, one of them reaching out to tangle his fingers with Draco’s and the other moving to the back of his neck.  They’re so close Draco can feel the other boy’s warm breath ghosting across his face.

“What are you doing, Potter?”

“No fucking idea,” he mumbles, closing the distance and pressing his lips to Draco’s.  Potter taste like fire whiskey and chocolate, and his lips are ice cold and chapped.  It’s perfect.

It occurs to Draco, as Potter pushes him down on the blanket, kissing him as if he were the air Potter needed to breath, that Draco has spent his entire life looking for something that wouldn’t change when maybe what he should’ve been doing was finding someone or something worth changing for.

Maybe like a dying star they will crash and burn, or maybe they’ll stay a constant he can look for on his darkest days.  All Draco knows as he reaches out to touch Potter in as many places as possible, is that for once in his life maybe he’s not so afraid of the unknown anymore.

beauty & self care tips

◦ hydrate (drink enough water everyday! use DIY detox water recipes for interesting flavour options & vitamins)

◦ no touching your face (seriously, don’t touch your face!)

◦ sunscreen (just do it; and reapply every two hours)

◦ toner (this will help even out your skin tone!)

◦ moisturiser (don’t let your face dry out!!!)

◦ use spot treatment for breakouts (it will help without doing any damage)

◦ masks 2-3x weekly (treat yourself to these. they’re always wonderful and make you feel great)

◦ double cleanse (cleanse with an oil-based wash first, then with oil-free!)

◦ no/minimal makeup (avoid a ton of makeup at all costs!)

◦ vaseline (is wonderful for retaining moisture, especially on your lips!)

◦ chapstick (good to carry around to avoid chapped lips & cracking)

◦ cleaner diet (if you’re eating more fruits & veggies and less processed fruit & dairy, your skin will thank you!)

◦ wash hands constantly & use lotion (keep your hands clean & moisturised!)

◦ don’t pop pimples EVER (this does more harm than good. leave them alone)

◦ shower daily (cleaning yourself everyday is really important!)

◦ wash hair 3x weekly (don’t overwash! you’ll strip your hair if its oils!)

◦ only shave 3x weekly if you do shave (if you shave, don’t overdo it! it’s not exactly the best for your skin; do it only when you need to!)

◦ body wash & lotion (don’t neglect the rest of your body! use a nice body wash and always apply lotion afterwards)

◦ eyebrows (taking care of your eyebrows will make you feel like royalty)

◦ vitamins & primrose oil & biotin (these vitamins and oils will help your skin and hair be their best!)

◦ file and trim nails (keep them nice and clean!)