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Skincare and Beauty Recommendations

For all you babes, I made a list of my must have stuff to look the best you can go scam an SD

 Body- Lush Ro Argan. This stuff is the bomb. It’s a body conditioner that smells like roses and honey. Smear that good stuff all over you and let it sit for five minutes. Wash it off and your body will be soft and smooth, no other products needed. I’ve used this stuff for five years and every person that gets a whiff of it compliments me. Guys go crazy for this scent, especially in the bed room downtown haha.JUST GET IT! You get a shower and body cream in one! 

Face Cream- Laneige Water Bank Cream. This shit makes my face look like it’s been kissed by an angel. So dewy and soft! I feel like I look much younger when I apply this because it hydrates so well. Perfect to use if you want something that traps the moisture in your face and is lightweight. I’ve noticed the dehydration wrinkles I had around my eyes and mouth have diminished. My makeup goes on like a dream after I apply this. 

 Face- Kojic acid soap. I use this soap for my uneven skin tone and acne spots. I barely wear foundation because it cleared up my clogged pores and hyperpigmenation. Dirt cheap off Amazon. Haven’t had a major breakout since I used this the past 3 years. 

 Perfume- Tom Ford private Collection comes in 12 scents. With mainstream brands, I feel like ALL WOMEN’s FRAGRANCES smell the same and give me a headache. Too sweet, floral, romantic, too much alcohol, etc.Now, this collection ain’t cheap, so, get a sample from your local department store. They give it to you in a cute vial and box and the sales associates are super knowledgeable about scents. THIS STUFF LASTS A LONG TIME! I wear the Tobacco Vanille all year round. Literally, this scent is my confident booster, I smell unique and luxurious! And the scent projects like a beast, so a 4 ML sample will last you cause all thats needed is a small dab for the day!  I used to buy decants off eBay to save £££ until I got me a SD to buy me the 100 ML hehe.

 Sunscreen- Elta SPF 40. This stuff is the best sunscreen on the market and all the dermatologists I’ve seen recommended it. No white cast and absorbs into skin fast, it’s also super moisturizing! 

 Hair- Bumble Bee Invisible Oil. If you have frizzy, dry, damaged, natural, thick hair, this SHIT IS THE BOMB. This is the only product that works on my hair when I wear it curly and straighten it. It does the job, smells great, and my hair looks so glossy and healthy….best of all it doesn’t weight my hair down or feel greasy. 

 Mascara- Lacome Hypnose is the only thing I use on my lashes in the past six years. I will NEVER STRAY from Lacome’s mascara products. It makes my eyes look amazing and it’s easy to take off at night. Don’t like the other brands like Benefit or Too Faced which are hard to remove at night.

 Makeup Remover- Clinique Take Off the Day Balm. Your makeup literally will melt off when you wash your face with this! I used so many different brands from wipes to oil to alcohol and none of them worked as well as this. 

 Lipstick- Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Bahama is the best nude/rosy color out there for all girls IMO. I use the Train Bleu colour (quite vampy) when going out at night and always got compliments! Because it’s a jumbo pencil lippy, you can line your lips easily and fill it in! Lasts all night! Taylor Swift uses their Dragon Girl  shade as her signature red colour according to the makeup artist that showed me.! Best secret lippies around!

 Foundation- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is a game changer. My skin looks radiant, dewy, and natural which no other foundation has given me. Everyone raves about it and I wish I listened earlier and quit wasting my money at MAC and Estee Lauder.

Concealer- Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer- If you don’t like wearing foundation, this concealer is all you need then. It hides my dark eye circles and any redness on my face like a PRO. Comes with a wand so you don’t need to use anything else when applying it!


Market Street Inn by Brandon Bartoszek

thekingandthelionheart  asked:

"we’ve been dating forever, and you just caught the bouquet at our friend’s wedding" please! :)

Stiles and Derek sort of fall into dating. There’s a kiss. It was an accidental sort of kiss, too. Stiles had been home for a long weekend, and spent the entire time hanging around Derek’s apartment. As he’d shouldered his bag on sunday afternoon, Derek leaning against the kitchen doorframe watching him with a soft, warm expression on his face as Stiles explained his route back to college, with the planned rest stops and everything. Stiles had rolled his eyes, remarked that he didn’t know why Derek humored him with pretending to listen, and Derek had shrugged, said he liked Stiles’ details, meant he could picture Stiles travelling, know when he’d be back safe. And, Stiles had felt something swell in his chest, felt so touched and cared for, he’d leant in and kissed Derek. 

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The Kalamazoo House by Brandon Bartoszek
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This house was built circa 1878. It is used as a Bed & Breakfast today.

Against The Wall- Part One

Prompt: Rye and Peeta share an apartment and Katniss is their next door neighbor. Every week Rye brings home a different girl and they have loud sex (which Katniss constantly overhears). Katniss thinks Peeta is the one with all the conquests, how does she figure out he isn’t? [submitted by Anonymous]

A/N: Modern AU. Rated E for explicit language, graphic sex, and potentially offensive slang. Part One of Three. Contains direct and revised quotes from The Hunger Games books and movies. With many thanks to @everlylark , @jennagill , and @myusernamehere for pre-reading under a tight deadline and to @javistg for being a gracious host and all-around mensch. All mistakes and errors are mine. Sadly, The Hunger Games is not.

Contains lyrics from “Anecdotes” by Joanna Newsom.


He moved in on a Saturday morning at the asscrack of dawn.

It was the grunting that woke her up, some strange man’s voice barking things like “pivot!” and “higher,” and “no, no, you go first” from the narrow hallway outside her apartment. Katniss rubbed the crust from her eyes, impatiently gouging her index finger into each corner, and laid there, belligerently tangled in her sleep-rumpled sheets, grimacing from the commotion in the hall. A small army, by the sound of it, was hauling furniture into the empty apartment next door. She could hear their names— Mellark, Finnick, and Hawthorne— and although it was bad form to judge people by the sound of their voices, she had the distinct impression that the brothers of Delta Tau Chi were moving into sweet Mags’ old apartment.

She missed her former neighbor already, the afternoon invitations to tea (that Katniss never accepted but appreciated all the same), and the peace and order of the hours the elderly woman kept. She even missed the smell of the mothballs, although, in the scorching heat of late summer, she could still detect traces of it baking its way out of the pores of the walls. When Mags had passed away and her apartment was posted for let, Katniss had hoped that the faded floral wallpaper and the spare room that had been earmarked for Mags’ porcelain doll collection would be a magnet for another sweet old lady.

No such luck, it turned out. That was the downside to living in a rent-controlled apartment in a gentrifying neighborhood— the invasion of the casually affluent hipsters and frat boys who saw an affordable apartment in a working class neighborhood as an opportunity to gain street cred while still living a short commute from their shiny new jobs and the glitzy shops and restaurants further downtown.      

Climbing out of bed, she slipped on her robe and wrapped it around her like body armor, tiptoeing over to her front door and pressing her ear lightly to the wood, curious to glean whatever information she could about the new tenants in apartment 451.  

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The Kalamazoo House by Brandon Bartoszek
Via Flickr:
This house was built circa 1878. It is used as a Bed & Breakfast today.