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bbyjocyyy  asked:

I have a question what's the difference between a $1 eyelash curler and a $20 one ?

Eyelash curlers can seem like a waste of time (and money) for multiple people and it is all to easy to either skip the step completely or go for the cheapest one on the market, but spending a little extra can give you some great results.

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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Rating: ★★★★☆


Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be there, Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise—meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence.


When I first heard of this books, it did not strike me as something I would enjoy. First of all, it’s non-fiction, which I rarely read. Second of all, the topic of popularity is not something I like to spend much time thinking about. I always considered it some out-of-reach concept of worship that would never even enter my world. But as I read more about it, I got curious. This is the true story (it is in fact a memoir) of a girl in middle school, who decides to use tips from the 50’s in her everyday life, and as a big fan of anything vintage and anything that might make a good story, I decided to pick it up. And I am overjoyed that I did.

What I found was an incredibly relatable story, to me and to anyone who has ever felt as if they are a bit of an outcast or has ever struggled socially at school. The fact that it is a memoir makes it feel extremely real and honest. In a sweet and uplifting fashion, Maya tells the story of how she navigated 8th grade with (mostly) unwavering bravery and precise observations and commentary. The story is beautifully written and to top it off, Maya was only fifteen when she wrote it! It is truly inspiring to see how she grows in wisdom, confidence, and courage as the story progresses. It is a unique book and I doubt I will ever read something like it every again.

The story of Maya’s last year in middle school was not at all shallow or superficial, as I had first feared.  Even though Maya starts out craving popularity, she soon realizes that what she is searching for is much more complex than she first thought. For what is popularity, really? Is it being liked by everybody? Is it being considered “cool” and wearing the right clothes? Or is it less about how others see you and more about how you make them feel? After a yearlong social experiment, Maya certainly has an answer to that question. But I won’t tell you what it is. Pick this book up and find it out for yourself.

//Love from L

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arcticdani  asked:

My eyelashes don’t like to stay up after I curl and apply mascara.. any ideas?

Curled and fluttery lashes are some of my favourite, they look pretty, soft and delicate but sometimes a little more work than just applying a coat or two of mascara is needed for the best results.

The curling:

A good eyelash curler is essential, this doesn’t mean an expensive lash curler from a cult brand like Shu Uemura, but it means that a $1 one usually won’t cut it. To use an eyelash curler start with clean lashes, hold it at the base of your lashes and squeeze for a few seconds, then walk it out to the middle of your lashes squeeze and then to the very tips of the lashes and squeeze again,  you can also repeat the step but only use your lash curler before mascara, using it after can damage your lashes. Using heat will also make the curl last longer, you can either opt for a heated eyelash curler (which can be used before and after mascara) or heat your eyelash curler under a medium heat (just make sure you test it on the back of your hand first to ensure it is not too hot) for a more effective, long-lasting curl. (Full tutorial on how to curl your lashes)

The primer:

A lash primer will help to make your mascara last longer and will give more length and curl to your lashes which is a huge benefit. I like the Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

The mascara:

This is one of the most important steps and an important key when you want to hold a curl on your lashes: use a waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascaras generally hold curl better as it isn’t as easily disrupted by any water from your eyes as a normal mascara. I love Benefit They’re Real Mascara (it’s super long-wearing and has waterproof properties) If you find waterproof mascara irritates your eyes try applying a regular coat of mascara first and then a waterproof coat, this way the waterproof version will grab to your regular mascara and not your lashes. For a more affordable version I love the *Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, which also has a curved brush helping you pick up every lash.

The application:

Make sure you wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes to give them the most lift and curl possible, you can also “hold” the wand at the tips of your lashes whilst the mascara is setting to give them some extra curl.

I’ve also created another tutorial on how to prime and get the most out of your natural lashes.

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anonymous asked:

That black shirt with the splattery hearts and stars and stuff in grey, pink and green is SO COOL! Where did you get it?

thanks! (the sleeves also work as fingerless gloves, sorta haha) and I got it in some shop here in Italy, not sure where you can get something similar, sorry :^(

Anon:How do you get your hair to be so perfectly curly and beyootiful?!? I love my straight hair but I’d adore having your luscious curls x3

it’s natural! if I wash my hair and let it dry without hair dryer it turns out like that lmao maybe you can try with curlers?

Anon:*casually changes role model from my cat to you*




War of the Gods: Germania: Chapter 13: The gathering.

Ban watched as angry owners of gladiators and strong slaves fought with the Roman soldiers. They weren’t happy giving up their assets to a war effort. Ban would have thought that the security of their civilization would be motive enough to hand over the keys. But she assumed incorrectly. Gold was a very powerful thing in a world that was ran by it, and these men would be supporting lighter coin pouches because of this. Ban was still in her disguise, but nothing could hide the disgust she had over this. 

“They deserve their freedom after this.” She said to Argalus. “I can’t imagine a curler fate than being forced to fight for a people that forces you to remain in chains after words.” She rubbed the back of her neck. The hairs were standing. 

“Something rubs me the wrong way about this invasion. Why risk loosing your homeland by bringing your strongest warriors here instead of defending it?”