dollar store stuff

spider-mafia  asked:

So I've recently been trying to step up my game in the shower/hygiene game (using shampoo that's specific for my hair, lotion for skin, better face wash, etc.) and at first I was tempted to just load up on dollar store stuff, but I was wondering if you knew of any brands that are better than generic stuff but don't cost an arm and a leg?

I’m going to level with you- for the past six months I have exclusively bought SheaMoisture’s hair and body products. I have very dry, thick hair and oily skin, so I have to be very particular about my shower choices.

That said, there was a time when I did survive on cheap-o body products, and this is what I spent my money on.

Under $3

  • Alberto V05: There’s no getting around it- these smell incredible! If you have thick hair, use their moisture milk series (especially the passion fruit). If you have thinner hair, check out their tea escapes.
  • St. Ives: This brand has excellent exfoliating body washes that work wonders on my oily/acne-prone skin. If you don’t have dry skin, use their Nourish and Smooth.
  • CVS: I absolutely love, love, love the CVS face mask line. They are so inexpensive and really work well. You can buy a sample mask for $2 and a whole tube for $4.

Under $5

  • Old Spice: My boyfriend absolutely swears by their 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash. That’s $4 and all your bath needs satisfied.
  • Aussie: I used to live off this brand exclusively throughout high school. They have so many different types of shampoos and conditioners that all smell incredible. Buy whatever works for your hair type!
  • TRESemme: The nice thing about this brand is that their bottles last literally forever. Folks with thick hair- use this conditioner

If You Can Afford It

  • SheaMoisture: My absolute favorite product line! Currently using this body wash, this shampoo, and this conditioner. Finally a company that understands curly hair.
  • Paul Mitchell: Both my boyfriend and I use Paul Mitchell products. I use a leave in conditioner, and he uses a styling cream. These products are $$$, but thankfully they last for several months.
  • Burt’s Bees: An option for you organic conscious folks! I have not used any of their bath products, but love their exfoliating wipes and their chapstick. My boss swears by their hair products and body washes.

Also… in case you thought I was kidding about SheaMoisture!

Self-Rec... Sunday

…Because I missed Saturday. I saw some people doing thing and figured why not! These are all Kylux so heads up there~

Bleeding Out: (T, 1.1k, light angst with a happy ending) Baby’s first Kylux! A fill for a kyluxsoftkinks prompt. A scene on the shuttle after Starkiller’s destruction that involves near death experiences and fevered confessions.

Her Vanilla Perfume: (T, 1.3k, misunderstandings and miscommunication) As Ren begins to distance himself from Hux after a misunderstanding Hux jumps to wild conclusions.

Those Brown Eyes I Loved So Well: (E, 2.2k, angst with a not so happy ending) Based on a one of solohux’s (who I’ve not tagged cause I don’t want to bother them but if you don’t know their work check it out it’s great!) headcanon to do with Hux’s reaction to Ren returning to him with the yellow eyes of the Sith.

Something Borrowed: (E, 3.1k, Arranged Marriage) Snoke wildly misunderstands the concept of marriage and arranges a political marriage between his apprentice and the General. There’s nervousness, feelings, and smut.

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy: (E, 1.6k, Western AU) I originally wasn’t going to add this but what the hell. It’s cowboy porn. What more could you want?

Aaaand I think that’s enough! I know I still have a long way to go as a writer but I know I’ll get there one day! I hope you can enjoy what I’ve done so far!!

glynnisi  asked:

Hi! I just saw your Halloween Prompts. May I ask for ShieldShock for 22. 'Why does our apartment look like a dungeon?’'Bad dungeon or like…sexy dungeon?’29. ‘You’re the cutest person at this party, but you look like you’re freezing. Want to borrow my cape?’31. 'Holy crap. Best Halloween ever!’ ? I am comfortable with any rating you're inspired to write for them. ShieldShock is my OTP and I LOVE Halloween. So, any ShieldShock treats you can create would be loved and adored. :)

ABSOSMURFLY. This is for #22 cause I am saving #31 for the last day of the month cause of REASONS. (smutty reasons) Yay! Thank you for these prompts <3

22.’Why does our apartment look like a dungeon?’
‘Bad dungeon or like…sexy dungeon?’

Pairing: Darcy/Steve

Rating: T for intent *winks lewdly*

Steve stopped at the end of the hall before walking into the living room. He took one long look around the space, at the crumbling gray stone facade lining the walls, to the massive velvet curtains (color of dried blood) that hung in front of his floor to ceiling view of New York City, to the paper thin white cobwebs stretching across corners of the room, and then looked back behind him at the nice, normal entry hall.

“Darcy?” He called, trying to see past the bone chandelier hanging over their dining table and the rubber amputated hand holding a pile of candy in it’s palm on the coffee table by the couch.

“Hey, good looking!”

Darcy popped out from the kitchen wearing a black apron with the words ‘Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble’ in purple and orange glitter letters across the chest.

“Why does our apartment look like a dungeon?” Steve asked, sliding his training shield off his back to rest against the wall. But he thought better of it. It might get infected by the general ghoulishness that had spread across the decor since the morning.

“Bad dungeon or like…sexy dungeon?” Darcy asked, nibbling into her bottom lip. Her hair was pulled up and back and as she turned to look around them room he saw the bright plastic pumpkins at the top of her ponytail.

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anonymous asked:

coldatom? if you ship them aha

sure~ honestly i like coldatom, but also ray/mick/len’s dynamic as a whole is…Hurt, and god, I love it, but seriously, it is so painful???

Who said “I love you” first

Ray, it’s–it’s Ray, and Len just groans and huffs and sighs and makes a snide comment but then he realizes Ray’s serious and backpedals frantically like NO SORRY I LOVE YOU STOP CRYING OH GOD STOP??

Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background

Ray–Len doesn’t have a smartphone and Ray loves taking pictures of Len to save and brag about because he Loves Him

Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror

Ray! and little heart doodles.

Who buys the other cheesy gifts

Ray buys Len the fucking moon but Len buys him all the weird dollar store knockoff stuff and Ray cries he’s so happy with his gifts?? Len’s like…you don’t have to look so excited, it was a dollar and Ray’s like NOBODY EVER JUST BUYS ME THINGS I LOVE YOU

Who initiated the first kiss

Ray, definitely, but Len kept it going.

Who kisses the other awake in the morning

Ray, because he’s a morning person and Len would spit on the sun if he could. 

Who starts tickle fights

Len–he knows all the spots Ray’s ticklish in!

Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower

Len, actually, because he’s worried Ray might not want to get that serious but surprise Ray’s throwing the door open time to shower together then get married Ray doesn’t do casual Len you know this

Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch

Len, and Ray thinks it’s so CHARMING

Felicity, tired: how did your asshole boyfriend get past the security system

Who was nervous and shy on the first date

Ray, because he was worried Len might think it was silly and over the top but he’s actually really touched!!

Who kills/takes out the spiders

Ray doesn’t want to hurt them and Len sees a spider and then has to go to space, so…the spiders are left alone.

Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk

Ray, when he’s drunk, which isn’t often.


If you’re new to the Craft, here is some advice/tips for you ☺️

1) Study! Books, internet, other people. Never stop studying! Learning is essential in this practice!
2) Take every single thing you read with a “grain of salt” because you will hear different opinions on the same subject.
3) Follow and trust your intuition (your gut feeling) on everything…it’s mostly always right!
4) This is your craft, so make it yours! If a red candle doesn’t feel like the mainstream “love” representation to you (say you’re feeling money with it), then you make it that way! There is no rule saying your “tools” have to be represented in that specific order that others say/do.
5) Have yourself a Book of Shadows or Grimoire or Book of Mirrors! Here you will write down everything about your practice! Don’t like to write but love technology? Then make one on your computer! It’s the 21st century…things change!
6) You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone!
7) Communicate with other Witches/Wiccans/Pagans on social media! Not out of the broom closet yet? No fear! Make a separate account! It’s always great to be able to “talk” to others like yourself! This is also an opportunity to learn and grow in your practice.
8) Do not be afraid to ask another a question! Learn from more experienced Witches! But remember to make it your own!
9) Did I say study?!! Oh yes! Study…research…study…research! Never. Stop. Learning!!
10) Do not think that you need a ton of stuff for your practice. You may not have as much as another you’ve seen on YouTube, for instance. A lot of Witches use dollar store stuff! Great place! Especially if you’re still in the broom closet…put your essential items in a box/container (about the size you can put in your bag and carry with you) and hide it!

I hope this helps! Add to this list! They are just my top 10 that I felt were great advice to me when I was a newbie!

Blessed Be 🌒🌕🌘


People kept tagging stuff like “HOWW??” and “wtf why not me??” in my last post on Tumblr, and… it’s really just practice.

So, here’s some old subway/metro sketches.These are from a few years ago actually lol
Keep a pen and sketchbook on you at all times, no eraser or pencil, and you’ll get better at freehand sketches. Force yourself to do it. Mess up? Sketch right beside it and try again. I bought the cheapest pen and sketchbook that I could find (dollar store stuff).Also, I’m that creepy girl staring at you and drawing on the subway. Lol
On the other hand, I’m going back to work tomorrow for the first time in about half a year so I might not post as much…but I dont post that frequently here anyways so…XD;;

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decaffeinated  asked:

Good vibes! I'm on holiday in Spain, and was with my mom in a cheap dollar store. She bought stuff for herself, and I showed her a green tie saying "My tie collection is missing a green tie." She took it with her stuff to the cashier and said, "not anymore!" Green is my favorite color and I can't wait to wear my green tie on Saturday when I go to an event related to the upcoming Finnish presidential election with my bestie back home in Finland!


Went to a used bookstore and found a Hebrew kid’s book from 1948 called “Chaim Pumpernickel” and bought it cuz why not

I hate how the deluxe upgrade for bts is $10 just for one mini-episode


If you want quick, cheap, and radical commissions draw by an average student in America trying not to fail eleventh grade, then this is the place for you! 

Rules about commissions are listed below!

Things I won’t draw:

~ Buildings/Architecture and vehicles ( I haven’t practiced enough for like, hardcore metal stuff and perspective angles yet.)

~ NSFW (I’ll draw butts, yet I’m like, seventeen…so I don’t wanna mess with the law or whatever. Plus peeners and guts are hard to draw, guys. Suggestive stuff is fine, but keep it PG-13 for now)

~ Hate art (Dude why would you spend five dollars on something mean to make someone feel bad in the first place, don’t ask me to do that, man)

~ Backgrounds (Once again, still learning. I still need practice in that area too, and I don’t want to disappoint you.)

Things I will draw:

~ Pretty much anything as long as I get a proper reference and as long as it doesn’t make me uncomfortable (I am allowed to deny a request though.)


Paypal payment only! Send me an email with your request and whether or not you have other preferences or questions. I am still in school, so I’ll try and draw them as quickly as I can with the time I have available. 

One commission can have two characters total, any additional character is another $5! Once again, please provide references so it will make it easier for me to doodle them, then you’ll be all set!

gosshiku-hime-wa-yami-san  asked:

sorry about all the inbox spam, but any tips for making an altar?

  • you can decorate with stuff from nature like leaves and twigs
  • JARS: they’re excellent for storage and look pretty
  • try looking at travel altars
  • you can make an altar out of anything (mine is on top of my bookshelf)
  • not every spell needs an altar
  • set it up practically: aesthetic is nice too, but still want to be able to use it
  • know how to maintain and use an altar
  • body altars are hella cools and super easy
  • if you need to save on space, make a mini altar
  • flea markets, yard sales, and dollar stores have pretty cheap stuff to decorate with
  • if using altars for deities, make sure they’re okay with sharing sacred space
  • you can have more than one altar