body shampoo

By all means, talk and raise awareness about depression. But please mention:

•Not showering or brushing your teeth for two weeks
•Getting sick from a vitamin D deficiency because you haven’t been outside in a solid month
•Getting lightheaded when you stand up from bed because you’ve been laying down for days
•The body pains
•Shampoo not bubbling because this is the first time you washed your hair in three weeks
•Over stimulation
•Pity from a distance
•'Get over yourself, there’s people *in Africa starving, with cancer, homeless, living in poverty, dying, ect.’
•Massive weight gain
•Massive weight loss
•Both
•Your body literally changing how it looks and deposits fat based on frequent weight gain and loss
•Hair loss
•Zero self esteem
•Breaking out in acne so bad you can’t put your head on a pillow from pain
•Being too depressed to commit suicide
•Self imposed isolation
•Stomach cramps
•Nausea
•Vomiting
•'You’re so dramatic, it can’t be that bad’

If you don’t, I’m not saying you’re not raising awareness, but you definitely need to step up your game

ULTIMATE "OH FUCK I JUST GOT MY FIRST APARTMENT AND ALL I HAVE IS ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A THIRD SOCK" CHECKLIST

CLEANING

  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Hand soap
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Wash cloths / rags
  • Vacuum
  • Dustpan
  • Lint roller
  • Sponges

KITCHENWARE

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Glasses
  • Mugs
  • Tongs
  • Spatula
  • Plastic wrap
  • Ziplock baggies
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towel
  • Tupperware
  • Ice tray
  • Oven mitts
  • Potato peeler
  • Mixing bowls
  • Frying pan
  • Pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Whisk
  • Stirring spoons / ladels
  • Tea infuser ball
  • Measuring cups
  • Strainer
  • Cutting board
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Magnets
  • Dry erase markers
  • Sticky notes
  • Microwave
  • Wire sponge
  • Trash bin
  • Recycling bin
  • Rubber gloves
  • Silverware organizer
  • Measuring spoons
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wax paper
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Containers for salt, sugar, flour, etc.

LIVINGROOM

  • Sofa
  • Rocking chair (you know you want one)
  • Loveseat
  • Coasters
  • Blankets
  • Throw pillows
  • Coffee table
  • Book shelves
  • TV
  • TV stand
  • Floor lamp
  • End table
  • Stereo system / radio

BEDROOM

  • Mattress
  • Box spring
  • Bedframe
  • Linens
  • Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Hangers
  • Laundry hamper
  • Trash bin
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Night table
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamp
  • Dresser
  • Coat rack
  • Desk / vanity
  • Comfy chairs

DININGROOM

  • Dining table
  • Minimum of 2 chairs
  • Coasters
  • Placemat
  • Tablecloth
  • Tea lights /candles and candle holders

BATHROOM

  • Face clothes
  • Towel
  • Soap bar
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bin
  • Plunger
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Cold, flu, pain, and allergy meds
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • First-Aid kit
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Band-aids
  • Shower rod
  • Shower curtain
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Period products
  • Bathmat
  • Air freshener
  • Trash bin
  • Towel rod
  • Towels

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Elastic bands
  • Stapler
  • Stables
  • Paper clips
  • Needles and thread
  • AA / AAA batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Extension cords
  • Scotch tape
  • Duct tape
  • Shovel
  • Rake (if you have a yard)
  • Stain remover
  • Jar of courters for laundry mat
  • Screw drivers
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Sticky tack
  • Screws
  • Box cutter / X-acto
  • Pliers
  • Wrench
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Welcome matt
  • Shoe rack
  • Coat rack
  • Flashlight
  • Flashlight batteries
  • Watch batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries and charger
  • Safe place to discard dead batteries
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Mini travel fans
  • Real fans
  • Emergency Survival kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Landline phone
  • Window air conditioner
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire alarm

FOOD STUFF

  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Baking soda
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Olive oil
  • Tea
  • Jam
  • Peanut-butter
  • Coffee grounds
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Vegetable soup
  • Tomato sauce
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Chickpeas / lentils
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Granola bars
  • Juice
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Frozen meats

And since people are having a hard time figuring this out for themselves, let me just say: every single item on this list is OPTIONAL, just look for what you need personally and let others do the same.

Shower Dysphoria Tips

Okay, this is about to be a long list but I hope it helps someone.  Being genderfluid myself, I just showered for the first time in several days because of my disabling dysphoria.  I always see tons of tips about clothing, hair, behavior, and even makeup, but I don’t see a lot of tips on here about dealing with shower dysphoria.  Some of this is going to be aimed at trans*, genderfluid, and genderqueer individuals specifically, and some of these tips are for agender and other nonbinary individuals, but most can be applied to all of the above.  Let’s get started!

- If possible, listen to music.  Whether it’s on a phone, laptop, or portable radio, listen to music you enjoy, and listen to it as loudly as you’re able.  It helps me to have something else to focus on while I go through the motions of showering, even if it’s my own horrible singing.

- Use shower products marketed towards the gender you identify with. Since I’m genderfluid, I keep both “male” and “female” bodywashes, shampoos, and face washes in my shower so that however I’m feeling, I’ve got the products available to reduce dysphoria as much as I’m able.

- Have your clothes ready inside the bathroom with you. I always make sure that my clothes are completely prepared for me to throw them on as quickly as possible after my shower.  My dysphoria is increased significantly when I’m undressed, so not wasting time turning my clothes right-side out, or searching for clothes helps.

- Keep a mental list of the steps you need to complete during your shower.  1. Prepare clothes 2. Turn on water 3. Get in shower 4. Shampoo hair; ect. Having a mental list of specific steps you need to complete helps break the process down so it isn’t so overwhelming, and you’ll be able to keep track of how close you are to being done.

- Use genderless shower products.  Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to find shampoos and body wash that aren’t marketed a specific way.  The best brand that I’ve found is Lush products.  Almost all of their products aren’t targeted to any gender at all.  Unfortunately, if you don’t live close to a store (the closest one to me is over two hours away) it can get pricey buying online once shipping and taxes are applied.   One that has been suggested a couple times is Trader Joe’s brand, but I’ve been told it mainly pertains to the west coast. Also, a more widespread brand is Head and Shoulders! If anyone knows of any more common, genderless brands, feel free to add on or message me and I’ll edit it in!

Unfortunately, for those of us with dysphoria, showering is probably always going to suck at least a little bit. If anyone else has helpful tips, feel free to reblog with your additions.  If you’re not comfortable with that, message me on here and I can edit it in.

Above all, just remember that:

Your dysphoria does not define who you are.

You are valid.

You are loved.

A Survival Guide To Recycling in Germany

One of the most immediate culture shocks of traveling to Germany, especially if you grew up in the United States, is Germany’s seeming obsession with recycling. Whereas in the U.S. you are lucky if you can locate a recycling bin in public areas like parks or street corners, you’ll have the opposite problem in Germany, where you’ll find a sometimes confusing plethora of multi-colored bins. If you have been in this situation, looking around desperately to strangers or waiting to see what items other drop in each bin, we feel you. YOU are not alone. Even Germans sometimes question which bin is appropriate for which items.

Due to this common culture shock and the often harsh punishment one receives for a wrong move, we thought we’d give you the lowdown on German recycling.

Step 1: Prevent creating waste in the first place

Germany has created and continues to develop a culture of minimal waste. This is true for projects big and small: here are a few examples of major reducers of waste.

Bag fee: Germany combats the environmental threat of excessive plastic bag-use by adding a small fee onto bags at stores. Even though it’s small, the fee has further motivated people to bring their own reusable bags or carts to stores. Some stores now don’t offer plastic bags at all–opting instead to offer paper bags for those who need them.

Lack of excess packaging: Say tschüss to those individually wrapped fruit packages or items wrapped individually in plastic, then wrapped collectively in plastic.

Quality over quantity: According to a 2016 report by Germany Trade and Invest, Germans are well researched and particular consumers. They are much more risk averse and likely to return items that don’t meet their expectations. This makes things like quality labels or reviews really important and generally lends towards a population that has fewer, but higher quality possessions that don’t need constant replacement.

Step 2: Pfand

Imagine if, for every bottle–plastic or glass, you bought, you had to pay extra for it. The deal in Germany is that you pay more initially but then receive that surcharge back when you give the bottles back for recycling. So, just like when you weekly take the garbage out in the States, in Germany it is a regular habit to return your bin of recycling to super markets where you will find a machine like this:

This machine scans the bar code of your items, and prints a receipt for you to redeem at the register. Basically, if you don’t recycle your eligible items for Pfand, you are losing money.

As a tourist, you have potentially experienced Pfand in a different way. At Christmas markets, stands will charge you extra for the mug that hot drinks are served in. You can choose to keep the mug as a memento, or to return it for Pfand.

You may have also been asked for your empty bottle in public by someone collecting them to return. This is potentially convenient for you, earns them a little money by returning them AND it is good for the earth. Triple whammy! There are even entire non-profits that fund themselves by collecting Pfand at events or concerts.

Step 3: Choose your bin

This part sounds really uncomplicated from an American perspective. Trash or recycling…right?

After giving back bottles for Pfand, Germans sort trash typically by paper, plastic, bio/organic, glass, and other. Though details are dependent on town or region, a general breakdown goes like this:

Paper= blue bins. This bin is for cardboard, newspapers, magazines, waste paper, paper bags, etc, etc.

Plastic = Yellow bins. This is for plastic such as body wash, shampoo, sunscreen, laundry detergent, and juice bottles

Glass= Glass is sorted by color. There are different slots for depositing green, brown and clear glass. In this bin you should be putting any kind of jars (mustard, jam, yogurt, etc), oil bottles, wine bottles or the like.

Bio (organic) = green bins. This is for food waste like egg shells, banana peel, or scraps of food you didn’t eat.

Other = black bins. You choose your size and you’re charged accordingly. They send you a sticker each year to show that you’ve paid for it. Residual waste is garbage that neither includes pollutants nor reusable components. For example ash, dust bag, cigarette ends, rubber, toiletries, and diapers are thrown into the black bin.

Step 4: Enjoy a cleaner earth!

Though the effect of one person caring about the environment is small, the collective effort of a nation makes a dent. Germany leads the European nations in recycling, with around 70 percent of the waste the country generates successfully recovered and reused each year.

Recycling is only one part of Germany’s environmental efforts. Find more about national and local environmental initiatives here: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/07-Econ-Energy-Innovation/01-Energy-Climate-Env/Energy-Climate-Env.html

Passive Magick [Part 2]

Passive magick generally relies on using the innate properties of an item without having to charge it first, although you can still charge and program them if you wish.

Household items that can be used for magick:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Wax melts & wax warmers
  • Essential oils
  • Food items
    • herbs
    • spices
    • tea bags
    • coffee
  • Bath items
    • Soap
    • Body wash
    • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Cosmetics

Acts of passive magick:

  • Cleaning supplies
    • If your cleaning agent is scented, use the properties of that scent to match your intent
    • Visualize yourself dispelling negative energy while physically cleaning your space
      • i.e. mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, etc.
  • Candles, Incense, and Wax Melts
    • Light a different colored/scented candle in various rooms to invite a particular energy into that space (i.e. a purple lavender scented candle in the living room for relaxation, a green basil scented candle in the kitchen for prosperity, etc.)
      • Place a crystal of corresponding intent in the candle for an added boost
    • The same applies for incense and wax melts - use different scents that correspond to your intent at the moment
  • Essential oils
    • Mix 1 or 2 cups of tap water and 50 drops of the essential oil of your choice and boil on the stove to fill your home with the scent
    • Add a few drops of essential oil to a wax warmer for a more subtle scent
    • Combine distilled water and white vinegar (equal parts; 1:1) with 30 drops of essential oil to make a scented cleaning agent 
  • Food items
    • When cooking, figure out the correspondences for the ingredients you are using and add them to the mix with intent
    • Draw sigils in the bottom of a pan with whatever cooking oil you prefer
    • Stir your tea or coffee in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion, depending on your intent for the day
    • Use the contents of a tea bag for spell jars and sachets
    • Use spice and herb mixes meant for cooking as multipurpose spell ingredients
  • Bath items
    • Find out the correspondences for the ingredients in things like soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner and use those for some quick bath magick
    • If you shower in the morning, use a scent or mix of ingredients that correspond to energy and vitality
    • If you shower in the evening, visualize yourself dispelling the negative and stressful energy of the day while cleaning yourself
    • Make bath salts using epsom salt, essential oils, and dried herbs - store these in a sealed container for later use
    • Use facial scrubs for glamours that involve changing the perception of yourself to those around you
  • Cosmetics
    • Enchant your favorite perfume with intent
      • Place a crystal on top of the cap or near the bottle to keep it charged
    • Make your own roll-on perfume using a carrier oil, 30-40 drops of an essential oil that matches your intent, and gem chips to keep it charged
    • Enchant hair products for healthy hair
    • Anoint the outside of your makeup containers or compact mirrors with moon water for on the go glamour magick
  • Other
    • Add a few drops of moon water or lavender essential oil to the washer for relaxation and peace
      • If you happen to be washing bedsheets, use this method for peaceful sleep
    • Wear crystal jewelry for its innate properties (i.e. rose quartz for love, amethyst for peace, hematite for grounding, etc.)

I will be adding to this as I think of more, feel free to drop suggestions in my ask box here!


Passive Magick [Part 1]

Subtle Magical Practice

Some of us live an environment where we cannot practice our craft openly.  It is a shame but our living situation is what it is.  So this is for those of you - of age of course- who cannot openly practice magic!

Energy working

This is a method that requires pretty much no tools so there’s not much to hide.  You can set barriers and shields with this method and no one ever can see.  However, if your spiritual strength is a bit on the low end, this is also a great way to start trying to increase it.  Like working out for your spirit power.

Here’s a post with various sources on energy working!

Kitchen Magic

This is one that if you like cooking, you can do without ever being suspected.  This is also a perfect excuse to have a lot of herbs because you can claim its for cooking!  I’m afraid I’m not particularly versed in it so I don’t really have any recipes to give but you can find a ton within the kitchen magic tag!

Music

Music can be paired, I think, with energy work and it can be used for a lot!  Especially if it has an emotive response for you!  Music tends to give me emotional responses and I have used it on more than one occasion to cleanse, lift the air and even give myself a boost in power.  You can even pull song lyrics to help make a spell incantation!  I can’t really tell you specifically which songs to use because this all would depend on how music effects you.  But it is certainly an option!  You can also sing or play your own instrument if you can to fuel a spell or cleanse!

Water, Water, Everywhere

Keep your empty bottles and you can store water of different types in there. Moon water, Storm water, Sun water, Sea water (if you are near the ocean), or even just add some salt to your water bottle.   You can keep it in a drawer or something and it is pretty versatile.  Salt water/sea water is great for cleansing and banishing and I love to use Storm water for the same purpose!  And if your family or roommates find it, so what?  All they’ll see are bottles of water.

Pop Culture Magic

As a nerd, I like the idea of charging up video game symbols or something and using it as something witchy.  And to others, it can just look like you are just wearing nerdy regalia.  Got a cool necklace from your favorite tv show?  Great!  Charge that sucker up in sun or moonlight and wear it around with you as a special charm!  Like some symbols from that video game you like?  Awesome!  Use it to make a special sigil of your own!

Sigils

Now that we’ve mentioned sigils, those are actually pretty great too!  You can use a pen to draw them on your skin somewhere under your clothes.  Draw it into the soup you are about to eat, use your concealer to draw it on your face and blend it in, draw it on a sheet of paper and put it in your pocket to carry with you.  Draw it on the inside of your tag on your shirt or jacket!  Hell, draw it and take a picture of it and set it as your phone background!  Sigils are extremely versatile and easy to keep very subtle!

Glamour Magic

This is a big one and really easy to disguise.  Use your make up to cast a spell on yourself for the day!  Charge your make up in moonlight to give it some extra strength!  Don’t wear make up?  That’s cool too!  Chapstick charged in moonlight is great!  You can also use your facial scrub or soap and use it as a cleansing ritual.  You can also use your clothes!  Charge up your clothes with moon or sunlight!  You can also charge them with your intent and focus on that intent becoming a part of you as you put them on!  You can also incorporate knot magic and braid your hair to lock in the spell so to speak or focus on the braid and it’s weaving together what you want to happen!  You can also use your cologne or perfume to set your tone for the day!

Candles

If you are allowed to burn them, they can be helpful as well!  All you have to do is say you like to have nice smelling candles!  And speaking of scents, aromatherapy is a great tool as well!  You can carve sigils into candles, anoint them with different waters and herbs!  

Bath Magic

Oh boy this is a good one and also great for self care and cleansing!  You can charge up your favorite soaps, body washes and shampoos in the sun or moonlight!  You can also mix a bit of your different waters in with them!  I like to take my body wash and mix in some herbs!  Rosemary is a great one for cleansing and protection.  You can use bath salts to help with cleansing and there all kinds of things you can add in there!  Throw in some lemon slices, orange slices just some really great stuff and it makes you feel so nice!

Divination

Not really magic but I’m including it because in theory if you are in a situation where you can’t practice magic, you are probably in a situation in which you can’t openly do tarot either.  Shufflemancy is a good one because all you need is your music.  That’s it.  Nothing suspicious about that.  You just shuffle whether specified by another person or by when you think you should stop and give a reading based on the song that came up.  You can also use Stichomancy (with books) or Bibliomancy (which is with the Bible.  How’s THAT for ironic?  HAH!) 

That’s what I’ve got for now but I’m sure there are other options to pursue.  I hope this was helpful to some of you!

Safe Travels

  • hi, it’s me, back at it again w/ the (mostly) non-sexual intimacy
  • I would very much like to discuss soft baths and andreil today bc i had a fucking fantastic bubble bath and i think everyone should have more of them so buckle up my dudes
  • (also we’re operating in a little au in which college dorms have baths bc i do what the fuck i want) 
  • it starts mostly just bc andrew likes to have baths, he likes to sit there for ages in the soapy water and let it relax his muscles after tough training for stupid sports and adds hot water when it gets cold and he is short enough that his whole body can be under water (lucky bastard) 
    • he likes to hold his breath under water and enjoy how everything feels muffled and distant and separate and like nothing else matters for a minute so he usually has baths when he’s having a bad day, with a locked door and soft pyjamas and hot chocolate waiting for when he comes out
  • it also happens in part bc Allison likes two things a lot 
    • 1 - buying things for her friends
    • 2 - lush bath bombs 
  • so she combines this and decides that neil Needs some bath bombs bc we all know this boy is shit at self-care so allison is trying to get him to take actual care of himself bc she is an Excellent friend 
  • one day she comes to visit armed with a bag of lovely smelling stuff, shoves it at neil and tells him to take a fucking bath 
  • neil is sorta stunned (poor boy still isn’t great at accepting gifts but between andrew’s eden’s outfits and allison’s enthusiasm for gift-giving he’s been getting better) and he just sort of mumbles out a thank you and allison gives his cheek a soft pat
  • neil takes them all back to his dorm and lays them all out and smells them all and some are too strong but most of them are so nice and he actually likes the idea of them a lot and makes plans to take an actual bath this weekend for the first time in years 

Keep reading

Taking a shower with Chris Evans

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• Taking showers with Chris when he gets back from the gym is your priority! He’s so adorable when he’s exhausted that you want to hold him.
• Usually, you would sneak inside and surprise him in the shower… which is a great one.
• You both prefer and privilege bath together on dates or lazy Sundays.
• When Chris asks you to take a shower with him, it’s in the morning most of the time. It wakes him up and having you by his sides when he emerges from sleep is all he needs.
• The hot water running down your bodies is a real stress reliever.
• You have different shower puffs and his is blue obviously. That’s his favorite color, after all.
• Chris doesn’t like strong chemical scented body washes or shampoos. It’s very fresh and fruity for him and classic with vanilla or caramel for you.
• When he’s naked like this, you can’t contain yourself and you kiss his tattoos! Their meanings are very beautiful and/or inspiring and honestly, they suit him very well.
• Chris washes your body softly when you are too tired and he secretly loves the way you smile, eyes closed every time his fingers massage your scalp.
  - “Y/N, stop squeezing your eyes shut like this, it feels like you have soap in your eyes.”
  - “There is soap in my eyes! Quick, water!”
  - “Oh, man… I’m so sorry, sweetheart!”
  - “Stop laughing, you dork!”
• Chris loves singing in the shower! He just can’t stop himself!
  - He uses the shower head as a microphone, which makes you laugh all the time, but you end up joining him in his joyful mood, anyway.
• You make fun of him when you turn off the hot water and he lets out a high pitched scream.
• Chris pokes your sides because he enjoys hearing you yelping and laughing. Let’s be honest, he likes tickling you, so this is a good excuse.
• You wash his body as well when he comes back from a set and you secretly love brushing your bare hands with the shower gel on his back. Is there any need to explain why?!
• Sometimes, Chris surprises you when he steps into the shower and wraps his arms around your waist. He begins to kiss your shoulder and every inch of your skin until he finds your earlobe while his curious fingers finally reach some other sensitive spots of your body.
• Shower sex!
  - It’s such a great excuse and peaceful moments for you both, so you want to enjoy this fully.
• Usually, you prefer going down on him in the shower instead of receiving oral pleasure.
  - Once again, just imagine this glorious man: the way his beautiful blue eyes flutter close and his lips go slack, and the moment his hands grip his hair dripping as you make him come in your mouth. It’s worth everything!
• Chris adores backing you up against the glass and taking you just right there. He can’t have enough of this sight where your body is hot with your surface glistening and your hair wet. He finds you so freaking sexy!
• Having your back against his chest while he thrusts and holds your breasts is an inexplicable sensation with the combination of the water and the steamy environment.
• He moans in your ear because he knows how you react. He repeats your name, praising your body until you can’t take more and he makes you come undone. Oh, my God… you can’t even explain how you feel when he does this and whispers all the dirty things you like.
• When you hydrate your skin with your favorite body moisturizer (because water dries it), he admires the way your hands massage the cream into your skin and he just can’t stop himself from staring. That’s his thing!
• From your side, you admire how the drops of water cascades down Chris’ chest to the towel he always wraps very low around his narrow hips.
• He knows exactly what he’s doing, by the way. You don’t mind, though.


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THE ULTIMATE PACKING CHECKLIST

by Kalyn Nicholson

TRAVELLING TO: 

 DAYS GONE:  

 # OF OUTFITS NEEDED:

• CLOTHING
⁃ Tops
⁃ Bottoms
⁃ Dresses/Jumpers
⁃ Underwear/Bras
⁃ Sweater(s) / Sweatpants
⁃ Jacket
⁃ Socks
⁃ Bathing Suit(s)
⁃ PJs
⁃ Active Wear
⁃ Active Shoes
⁃ Fancy Shoes
⁃ Casual Shoes
⁃ Accessories (Jewerly, Watch, Belts)
⁃ Hat(s)
⁃ Laundry Bag

• BEAUTY
⁃ Hot Tools for Hair
⁃ Brushes
⁃ Hair Accessories (bobby pins & elastics)
⁃ Hair Products
⁃ Makeup/Makeup Bag
⁃ Makeup Brushes
⁃ Makeup Wipes/Remover
⁃ Nail Polish/File
⁃ Tweezers/Cotton Swabs/ Q-tips

• TOILETRIES
⁃ Tooth Brush & Paste
⁃ Face Wash
⁃ Body Wash
⁃ Moisturizer
⁃ Body Lotion
⁃ Shampoo & Conditioner
⁃ Tampons/Pads/Midol
⁃ Razor
⁃ Deodorants
⁃ Body Spray/Perfume
⁃ Medications
⁃ Tanner
⁃ Other:

• TECH STUFF
⁃ Laptop/Tablet
⁃ Phone
⁃ Laptop & Phone Chargers
⁃ Camera(s)
⁃ Camera Charger
⁃ Extra Battery
⁃ Memory Cards
⁃ Movies (or pre-download)
⁃ Camera Bag

• CARRY-ON/PURSE
⁃ Book(s)
⁃ Magazines
⁃ Phone
⁃ Sunglasses/Glasses
⁃ Sunglass Case
⁃ Wallet
⁃ Lip Balm
⁃ Headphones
⁃ Hair Band
⁃ Passport/I.D.
⁃ Water
⁃ Hand Sanitizer
⁃ Journal/Note Pad
⁃ Snacks
⁃ Keys
⁃ Pen
⁃ Tickets/Travel Info

These are just a few things that I like to do to de-stress/relax

  • Drink water; it feels way better than eating junk food and replaces the munchies.
  • Listen to soft music (I’ve been liking the majority of the We’ve Done Something Wonderful album, AKMU, and these two spotify playlists). Then, switch to upbeat music that makes you happy/some jams.
  • Drink tea. I like oolong, green, earl grey, and peppermint.
  • Take a shower and wash your hair, face, and body. Use shampoos and body washes/soaps that smell good to you.
  • Do a face mask and moisturize!
  • Allow your skin to breathe and take a break from makeup.
  • If you want something sweet, eat some fruit. I find it usually satisfies my sweet tooth.
  • If you’re tired, take a nap either 20, 60, or 90 minutes long (the latest to start one should be 4 pm to keep from interrupting your sleep schedule much).
  • Watch a show that makes you laugh; nothing that gets you too emotionally invested.
  • Delete pictures from your phone you don’t need or want; import the ones you want to keep to your laptop, a flash drive, or external hard drive.
  • Make a list of tasks you need to complete from easiest/shortest time to completion to most difficult so that you won’t feel so overwhelmed. Finish a few easy tasks first, then work on some of the difficult ones, even if just a little. If you need a break, do some of those easy ones in between.
  • Write down your thoughts if your mind feels cluttered.
  • Exercise. Whether it’s dance, pilates, running, or otherwise, it helps to relieve stress.
  • Go out and enjoy the sun’s warmth. Soak in that Vitamin D (but wear sunscreen!)
  • Eat at least two meals a day, one should be breakfast. I got in the habit of one + 2-3 snacks, and I felt awful, hungry most of the day, and gained weight bc of a slowed metabolism even with less food and lots of water, so don’t do it.
  • Clean your room. Working in a clean space makes it easier to focus. If your room is clean, just tidy up a bit: make your bed, fold laundry, change your sheets, etc.
  • Don’t stress over minimal things. Try to think long term.
  • Encourage yourself to do and be better. Don’t be hard on yourself, you’re doing great. Love yourself. You deserve it.
Beauty witchcraft
  1. Enchant earrings to aid hearing what people say about you.

  2. False eyelashes or eyeliner to help see the truth.

  3. Sigils on the bottom of hairspray.

  4. Enchant lipstick to help with charisma.

  5. Use perfume as a glamour.

  6. Enchant your nail polish or false nails.

  7. Use a face mask to help cleanse yourself after a ritual.

  8. Draw sigils on your face with primer to help your makeup look amazing.

  9. Enchant your setting spray so your makeup last all day.

  10. Write sigils on body wash/shampoo/conditioner bottles to make you feel and smell great all day.

you know, the body positivity movement I think is okay when it makes individuals feel more confident about themselves, but it’s hard for me to 100% support their ideology, I don’t really want to fight for “every woman is aesthetically attractive” but for the idea that women shouldn’t have to be beautiful to begin with, we should be able to choose to be ugly and still be considered human

we are more than our bodies, and what we do matters more than what we exist as

Vanilla #4

“I can’t do this! I don’t want to go out there today!” Lance kicked at Hunk who was dragging him out of his room. “I still smell like omega!” Hunk wrapped his arms around Lances torso as he spat the sickly words, pulling him towards the door.

It had been 2 days since Hunk found Lance passed out on the floor, he was only sick for a couple more hours after he woke up and now he was just reluctant to leave. The yellow paladin had brought every scented thing he could find on the ship to Lance who sprayed himself with every air freshener, put every kind of deodorant on and taken a shower with every kind of body wash and shampoo, of course, to himself he still smelled like a filthy omega. “Lance you’re fine!” Hunk promised, grunting as his friend threw a toddler-like tantrum. Lance yelped as hunk gripped a little tighter, he lashed out his legs, which were now off the ground, and started unintentionally knocking things off of shelves, sending an empty plate crashing to the ground amongst other objects. “Come one! Just coopera-!” Hunk was cut off with a swift elbow to the jaw and a small grunt from Lance who ran free as soon as his friend dropped him to cup his newly-bruised face. A look of pure annoyance greeted the omega as Lance got back on his bed and cowered as soon as he turned back to Hunk. His omega instincts kicking in hard and fast, he dropped as low as he could in an act of submission and whined. He felt himself getting picked up again, strong arms throwing his body over a shoulder, not expecting it, he yelped.

“ HUNK NO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HAVE MERCY.” Lances hollers could be heard halfway across the castle and everyone froze. As soon as that wail had graced the air, an eerie silence hung, as if the castle itself wanted to know what was happening. Hunk grumbled some innocent slur as he felt a knee hit him promptly in the side, Lance relentlessly failing to get free.

“Lance. Please.” Was all the blue paladin could manage hearing from Hunk. His bedroom door slid closed and Hunk put his free hand on the pad, setting a timed lock. A lock that was commonly only used for quarantines but he was thanking his stars they had them now. When those locks were activated there was no opening them, not until the timer was done. Lance heard the soft hum of the computer asking verbally for a confirmation and he cried out in despair.

“Hunk! Hunk please you don’t understand I need to stay in my room!” Lances voice was so heartbreakingly desperate that Hunk froze.

“…why.” The question hung in the air briefly. “If you can give me one reason OTHER than the fact that you think you smell. Then I will let you stay in this room.” Lances breath was caught in his throat and he had a reason; a valid reason. His shame kept the words trapped on his tongue and he wished he could spit them out because they left a foul taste. “Lance? Any reason?” Hunk looked over his shoulder at the now-still man. Lance wasn’t breathing, he couldn’t, these words, these dishonourable syllables, they were blocking any air from coming in or out. “Thought so.” He said calmly, no hint of attitude, just solitude, with that a beep confirmed the lock and Hunk set Lance down. Instantly the Cuban boy was scratching at his door, his mournful cries echoing through the hallways once more, this time with reason.

“I can’t!” There was such sorrow. “I can’t stay out here with them!! Not now!!” Hunk stood, watching the frantic panic in his friend who, even as skinny as he was when he was eating, was merely skin and bones after throwing up and then not eating anything for 2 days. Hunk had tried to feed him but Lance refused everything “can’t throw up if there’s nothing there.” He argued. Even in his frail state, he showed strength worthy of a trained paladin of Voltron. “HUNK I NEED TO GET IN.” His voice only got louder and more urgent. “PLEASE TRUST ME I CANT BE OUT HERE.” Hunk raised an eyebrow, his hands on his hips.

“can’t? Or won’t?” Hunk felt like he had cornered Lance, pinned him with only one option but stood stunned when Lance spat the opposite of what he had expected.

“CANT, HUNK. I CANT BE OUT HERE.” He turned to his friend, giving up on the ruthless attempt at safety. There was a genuine look of fear in his eyes that almost made him help Lance open the door, Hunk looked away and closed his eyes, this would be easier if Lance didn’t have a killing puppy face, perhaps because of his status, most omegas are good at convincing others to do things, a trait commonly used to seduce. No, hunk thought, don’t degrade everything Lance does and brush it off as ‘because he’s an omega’, Lance is his own person and he is charismatic and has the skill to manipulate, a detrimental combination.

“I’m sorry Lance, I can’t help you but I can’t let you wallow either, you don’t smell like anything other than a mix of vanilla and strange fruits.” Lances ears perked up and his pupils got so small he looked as if he was about to die.

“V-Vanilla?” His voice shook and Hunk sighed, his expression softening.

“Do you want me to walk with you for a bit?” Hunk offered a hand to Lance, who was huddled on the ground, leaning against his bedroom door “my smell might wear off on you.” The bigger man smiled and was met with a look of gratitude, if not slight reluctance. His hand was countered, a small feeble one grabbing it. Lance stood up with a grunt, he was shrivelled, hunched over with bags under his eyes and his clothes fitting loosely, a frown plastered to his face. He leaned into Hunk for support as they walked, at least that’s what the yellow paladin had thought.

See Lance did have a reason he couldn’t leave his room, and a deliberate reason he wanted to stay by Hunk in hopes of masking his smell. Not only was he out of meds, but 7 days was up. Yesterday was the last day there could have been ANY drugs in his system. Due to the suppressants all of his omega pheromones and needs had been gone, built up over months and months and repressed. These said suppressants were gone, these said pheromones and needs were back instantly on day 7 and Lance could feel them. After years of nothing, Lance was in the first stages of heat, and he knew it.

This is why Lance leaned on Hunk, in a desperate attempt to mask his smell, but in a slightly affectionate way, he let it slide because it wasn’t an abnormal action but he knew it was just the beginning of his need for attention. And his lack of attention. Lance groaned internally to himself but soon started arguing with himself, ‘smarten up Mcclain, you’ve dealt with it alone before you can deal with it now…’ he thought to the locked door. ‘Just not for 6 hours.’ Another groan welcomed that thought but this time it was external and Hunk rubbed a circle on his back comfortingly. “It’ll be ok man.”

God he had hoped it would be.

Lance walked into the dining room and was met with smiles which quickly faded as greedy eyes stared at his hollow figure and took everything in, they hadn’t seen their friend in days and now he was back, and he was not healthy. “Hey Lance!” Shiros smile was the only one that stayed, unrelenting. He stood up and walked over to Lance as if to give him a hug or something. He stopped, his smile faded and his expression joined the ranks. Shock, but a different kind of shock. His eyes sharpened and his nose twitched in interest, Shiro made eye contact with an uneasy Lance and continued in, hugging the fragile boy. Hunk pulled away slightly, letting Lance shake under the smell of the Alpha. Shiro held on a little bit longer than Lance would have liked, “you smell like vanilla.” The black paladin mumbled, more to himself than anything, when he pulled away his hands stayed on Lances hips and he let himself push Lance back slightly, shoulders bumping into the wall beside the door. Lance was being cornered against a wall, by an Alpha, on display for everyone. Every instinct told him to turn his jaw and reveal his neck in an act of pure submission, he refused. Too weak to stand up to the man, too strong to give in. He stood there, looking up at dark grey, watching eyes. Shiro was an Alpha, Shiro was the model for all Alphas and Lance could see it, chiseled jaw, broad shoulders, sculpted body, strong hands, muscular legs. Lance bit his lip and suddenly realized he was staring right at the mans groin, he forced his eyes back up to Shiro to find that his eyes had wandered as well. A small growl emitted from Shiros chest, his eyes darting up to the small mans neck, he opened his mouth slightly, as if to sink in as much smell as he could, or maybe to sink his teeth in right there. This wasn’t Shiro. Almost instantly Hunk was beside them with a protective hand on Shiros chest.

“Shiro, Lance is here for breakfast.” Shiro didn’t break eye contact with Lance, it was extremely intense. “Shiro.” Hunks voice was steady, not quite stern but just enough command to not cause any more suspicion. Lance glanced around subtly, no keith, good. He must be off training. Shiro broke his trance and looked to Hunk, almost angry, realization exploded on his face. His cheeks flushed and you could see him beat himself.

“Shiro your hands.” Lances voice was quiet, after screaming that morning it was rough and barely audible. Shiro looked at Lance, confused, his blush deepening to a sharp shade of pink, he had let his hands wander from The blue paladins hips onto his butt.

“O-Oh! Right! Right.” Shiro blushed and turned back towards the table to meet a confused peanut gallery. He sighed and rubbed the back of his neck, feeling the small hairs at the end of his buzz-cut standing. He sat back down, painfully aware of the fact that everyone’s eyes were on him except maybe Lance or Hunk and Keith who was absent.

Lance stayed by Hunk as they walked over to the table, feeling slightly violated but needy and compliant. Shiro keeping constant glances at the Omega. Allura and Coran tried not to say anything about Lances ghoul-like figure, keeping their eyes to themselves and the other paladins who interacted with each other as calmly as ever, all glad to have their friend back. Lance sat down, leaving a chair between him and Shiro, hoping Hunk would sit there, however his friend didn’t pick up on the hint and there was an awkward space between the two men.

Lance was very aroused, he cursed at himself and wanted desperately to properly scold himself but was too uncomfortable to keep thinking straight, pun intended, he smiled to himself gently, but it was short. His legs stayed crossed and his forehead plastered in sweat. Of course Shiro wasn’t in a much better state.

‘Lance is an omega.’ Shiros Alpha voice kept creeping into his mind. ‘He’s got to be. Lance is definately an omega and he’s been hiding it.’ He was certain, because Lance smelled like vanilla and there was no vanilla in space, if there was he would have found it, he loved the smell of the stuff. There was no vanilla on this ship, yet Lance still smelled like vanilla.

Shiro thought to himself deeply, blocking everyone else’s voices out.

'Yknow what smells like vanilla? Heats smell like vanilla, Lance is an omega, Lance is in heat.’

And with that, he growled to himself and closed his eyes, letting the words of his friends refill his ears while he sat with a new challenge; don’t sleep with Lance.

…to be continued…

Lost (Reddie) (1/8)

Summary : Richie Tozier is struggling with something. Something he’d never thought he’d have to struggle with. Sure, his parents can be pretty shitty, but he never thought it would come to this. It’s now been about a month since Richie has been kicked out of his house. He has made do with sleeping in his truck, and passing out on nights that all the losers are together, but things are becoming more dire. With what was left of his money stash gone, Richie is forced to make a living by prostitution. There’s also something going on with Eddie. Eddie Kaspbrak, mommy’s boy and pill expert has been put on a new pill. This time, it was of his own doing, and not his mothers. What it’s for, no one knows.

Pairings : Eventual Reddie with hints of Stenbrough and mentions of Bikeverly (Ben/Mike/Bev)

Warnings : Slight noncon, prostitution, homelessness, bad language, and over all Richie’s trash mouth.

AN : Ayyyeee! This is the first time I’m posting a fanfic on Tumblr, but it’s also the first IT anything I’m posting. Keep in mind that all of the characters are 18/19 at this time, and in their senior year of high school. There will be eventual smut, but how in depth I haven’t decided. The characters in no way have any relation to the child actors that have portrayed them. IT does not belong to me, however if it had I would’ve changed a lot of things in the book.

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Chapter 1

Word Count : 2010

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A Much Needed Massage (Bucky x Reader)

Summary: After being forced to shovel snow all morning a hot shower, massage and cuddles with Bucky sounds like possibly one of the best things on the planet.

A/N: Been having trouble getting writing out recently but @harleyqueen7 posted asking someone to write something like this and I was really feeling it so here you go! I hope you enjoy and feel better, love <3

Word Count: 1624
Warnings: none

Originally posted by little--batman

You wanted to kill Tony Stark. Usually you adored the man, but his constant and unnecessary tinkering with his machines practically drove you insane. Especially during moments like these.

A few days ago, he’d taken it upon himself to reconfigure the landing pad heating and de-icing systems. Of course, you hadn’t realized that it was broken until today. Over three feet of snow had piled up on the surface and with only an hour before the team arrived back from their mission, you were left to clear it up all on your own.

You sighed, cursing under your breath as you dragged the large heavy shovel out into the cold.

With how little time you had, you focused on clearing the landing pad and a small path leading to and from the tower. That alone took an entire hour and as you leaned against the shovel in defeat you could see the quinjet beginning to appear through the thick clouds.

You took a step back, watching in exhaustion as it settled on the landing pad and the engines came to a halt. The snow was Tony’s problem now.

The doors slid open and you greeted the team as they piled out. Despite the dried blood and dust coating their bodies, they were all smiles. 

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