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Recap of my very first pop up shop at the RAW Artists Houston Showcase! Opportunities just naturally come to you once you’ve aligned with your calling. 👽🖖🏿✨

anonymous asked:

Green Sportarobbie :3

Green- Flower Shop AU

Robbie loved flowers though he was rather allergic to them. He had to take pills everyday just work at his little flower shop snug between a pastry shop, his favorite place to go for lunch, and a stinky gym. The allergies didn’t help his attitude which he was told, by many people, could be quite sour. Today was no different, he grumbled to himself as he carried flowers outside for a new display. Robbie was rather immersed in his work and had not noticed the man standing behind him.

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Be More Chill Reverse Pining AU: Put Your Pants On (Metaphorically)

“What do you mean you're​ sick?!” The voice shouted over the phone.
“I mean I’m sick and I can’t perform tonight Mr.Reyes.”
“But Christine you’re Titania Queen of the Undead! Our leading lady!”
“Well find someone else, I’m sure Chloe would love to be the star.”
“But she can’t act!”
“I don’t care.” Christine hung up, throwing her phone to the other side of the porch before looking back at the fire she had started.
“Phantom of the Opera keychain he gave me for my birthday that no one else remembered…Burn it. Ticket stub from our first play…Little Shop of Horrors. Super burn it.” As she tossed the ticket in she saw Jeremy’s dad walking up, still wearing nothing but underwear.
“Mr.Heere, what are you doing here?”
“We need to talk about Jeremy.”
“Sorry, but we’re not friends anymore-”
“Do you love him?”
“We both know he can be a little shit sometimes but that doesn’t mean we should just stand to the side and let him become a monster.” Christine rolled her eyes getting up to go back in her house but he blocked the doorway.
“I need you Christine, he won’t listen to me, and well…I can’t blame him but somebody needs to watch out for him. You need to put your pants on for him!”
“But I’m wearing a skirt.”
“Fine, but if I’m going to try and be a better friend you need to try to be a better father. There’s a Kohl’s down the street. I don’t care what kind of pants-jeans, khakis…leather but your not leaving that store until you but a pair.”
“You drive a hard bargain.” Jeremy’s dad hesitated for a second before shaking Christine’s hand.

Putting Lipstick On A Pig

by reddit user Pippinacious

Except for the whole murder thing, Courtney James seemed like a lovely young woman. She was bright, articulate, a dedicated college student and well liked waitress at a popular restaurant.

I met her when she was sitting in an interrogation room at the precinct. She was a bit on the larger side, dressed conservatively in pastel colors and minimal makeup, and when I came in, she introduced herself with a polite smile, as if we were meeting for a job interview as opposed to a police investigation. She had declined to have an attorney present, so I got right to business.

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@phichit-week day one: free day

(i am healed)

I’m sitting in the same coffee house i met you in for the first time. i have nothing else to write on. but I’m watching these two, coffee in hand. they look and talk as though they are on a first date. i hear her telling him how she got the scar on her hand and what her favorite kind of pizza is (its pepperoni). and i cant help but wonder if anyone thought of us here. did they listen to me tell you about my favorite coffee, how i broke my leg, or how beautiful i thought you were. did they listen to us laugh, see us smile? i wonder if they thought back to a first date they had in this very coffee shop. i wonder how many first dates this coffee shop has seen, how many relationships it has unknowingly helped to create. how many laughs it has heard, and how much happiness it has created. it sure created some for me. i can only hope ill be sitting in this coffee shop smiling with you again soon.

Finnrey Coffee Shop AU for Finnreyfridays

If you ever happen to pass by the small town of Jakku, make sure to visit Skylight’s Coffee Shop, a family owned coffee shop that is currently being run by the adorable newlywed couple that makes everyone in their vicinity smile. Spend some time talking with the shop’s regular Poe and his strange small self-made droid and ignore Rey’s grumpy cousin that works behind the cashier. 

anonymous asked:

Hey! I have a kind of random question: what korean beauty products do u use?? I am really curious bc I need recommendations? Sorry; it's a weird question.

It’s a great question, don’t worry! I can understand that, I love finding something new (and if that something new fits me perfectly then I’m super happy so!)

Sweats, I have a lot of stuff though so it might be a bit long-ish…

I’ll just start with skincare because it’s always what I’m looking for first:

The Face Shop Rice water bright rich cleansing oil (from normal to dry skin). The first cleansing oil I actually tried. It’s a pleasure using it, the smell is amazing, I will definitely buy it again. Removes make-up well for me, but I’ve read people saying it has a bit of a trouble re-moving very strong make-up, but since I don’t use it I’ll give it an A+.

• I have a few foams; one from The Face Shop as well - Rice water bright cleansing foam. Smells amazing as well, I nearly finished it. I have one stored I want to try, so not yet sure if I buy it again, but I love this one too. Also I have one from Skinfood Egg white pore foam - I think I’ll buy this one. These two might be a bit drying to your skin if using without a uh..bubble maker? Not sure how that thing called in english. It dried me out, I made that thing that helps making richer foam, now I don’t have any dryness so! Skinfood will probably be great for oilier skin.

• Theeen I have The Secret key’s Milk brightening toner. Still not sure about it, I broke out a lot when I was using it, but I am not sure if it was from it or from..period, I’m sorry, Still haven’t retried it, so don’t have an opinion except that I think the smell is pretty good.

• UUH i bought a lot of creams in the search for the perfect one. I have Tony Moly Pure eco snail moisture gel (smells fantastic, used it for the face a lot, didn’t break out, nothing really changed nor for the worst nor for the better, now use it mostly on my hands); I also recently bought Mizon’s All in one Snail repair cream (because I REALLY REALLY want a few marks to fade); comparing to Tony Moly’s it does make skin very soft to the touch. But I’ve been using it for like, six days, so other than that I can’t say how effective it’s going to be. Doesn’t quite smell, pleasant to use. Depending on how it goes next, I think I’ll re-buy it. I also use Aloe Soothing Gel by Nature Republic. used it all the time before i bought Mizon’s, never broke out. for now uh.. I kind of use it after shaving. HUGE container. I wonder if I will be able to finish it before it expires. Next (GOd, there are so many) Skinfood Fresh Apple sparkling water cream. Use it before make-up. It’s supposed to keep your skin matte, I love the smell of it, nice to use. My skin is pretty normal, so I don’t know how much it actually does what it’s supposed to. I’ll try it in summer and find out:”D

• nooow MASKS. oh, my love. sweet, sweet masks. I think my AAABsolute favourite is Skinfood’s Black sugar wash off mask. A present from my friend. Basically a scrub that you let to stay on your skin after you scrubbed. Smells amazing, leaves skin suuuper soft afterwards, will definitely 100% buy it again. Theeen I have Volcanic ash pore pack by secret nature. After using it the skin seems a bit brighter, a bit softer. Nothing too outstanding, but it’s fairly pleasant overall. I wanted to try Holika Holika’s Soda Pore Cleansing Bubble mask BECAUSE O MY GOD. BUBBLES. ON. MY FACE. BUBBLES. I swear I’m a child. I WAS REALLY CURIOUS OKAY. Pretty much the same effect as with Volcanic ash pore. Probably one time fun for me. (I mean. one bottle time, ahah). Theeen I wanted to try Elizavecca’s Hell Pore Clay mask, I think it was the first mask I bought. Wasn’t painful for me, skin is pretty soft afterwards, but I don’t think it does much for my skin? Probably because I don’t quite have that much to push out. It doesn’t quite catch it. Can remove dead skincells though, I’m sure. God. IS this all? No. I recently bought Holika Holika Honey Sleeping pack (I have canola); I’m still not sure, I had quite a big zit when I went to bed with it, in the morning it was, like, much paler and didn’t feel on my skin. Was it the mask’s doing? was the zit supposed to fade away? Not yet sure, since I bought it very recently with mizon. For masks I think that’s all. Kinda sticky because of the honey, but smells nice.

• I have one emulsion by The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke. Moisturising, smells good, make-up goes smoothly on it.

• the last for skincare: Ciracle pore control blackhead off sheet. I only used it twice, and it’s quite tricky and I guess takes some used to. basically does the job of steaming the face without steam and probably works a bit better. Pushes out everything from your nose, you just have to remove it. Didn’t push out as much as I’ve seen on pictures and in reviews for me, but it does it’s job. Nose is as smooth as a jellyfish. SO SMOOTH afterwards.

FINALLY I THINK WE ARE DONE WITH SKINCARE. OH DEAR GOD, not a million of products have passed.

Nooooow up to Make-uuuup~~ 

• BB CREAMS. I swear on those. I. am. a nerd. Before I tried any bb or cc creams that are sold in our stores they never fit me ever. They always felt so greasy and dark for me. I don’t know, I had the curse of bb creams and now i think it’s finally gone. The first korean one I tried was Aritaum Full Cover. The coverage IS nice, can be a bit shiny in a certain lighting, and feels pretty heavy on the skin. I think my problem with it was mostly my dislike for powders, so it felt sticky, but I think with people who DO use powders it’s going to work better. After that I tried Holika Holika Petit BB (Moisturizing). MY LOVE STARTED. I love how it feels, in certain lighting it makes the skin seem absolutely perfect, pleasant on daylight, doesn’t fell like a mask on a skin. Has universal tone. The Last one is CC, actually, but not less amazing. I’ve been using mostly it recently, CC Color change blemish balm. This one is MAAGIC because it’s like greenish-white, and then you put it on the face, and it turns into your face and it’s MAGIC i swear I love how it feels(doesn’t) on the skin, the coverage is decent for me, Baaaarely noticeable on the skin. I’ll definitely buy holika holika and this one again.

• as for concealers I have Aritaum Full cover liquid concealer for undereye (the tube is huge for concealer, I’m not sure if I will ever finish it since it takes such a minimum for me); and Facetone Creamy Tip concealer for any spots. Good coverage, most likely I’ll buy it as well.

• I have Sweet Cotton pore cover base by Holika Holika, still not sure about it, doesn’t quite hide pores much, at least for me, but the make up does seem to stay longer with it. I’ve read the reviews for people to whom it really worked in regard of hiding pores, so! Might just be me, striving for absolute perfection.

• I have A’pieu Cheek Chok blush. Overall nice, but I think it’s a bit too pigmented for me and it seems to be a bit hard to blend. Creamy texture, but not quite as creamy as I wanted.

• last but not least… tints. Fresh cherry tint, pleasant texture, but I think I picked a bit of a wrong shade for me, though if I use it with The Saem’s Saemmul Real Tint (it’s orangish) it gives a fantastic effect. I also have the latter in dark purple. Love those tints, stay forever (especially the dark one - which is also quite hard to wash off) surprise, tint leaves a tint! :”D Love these, gotta buy again most likely. If I ever finish those, ahah.

I’ve been writing this message for so long. I’m sorry it’s huge. I’m sorry I’m a nerd when it comes to makeup and skincare. Goodbye, money, GOODBUY. ;)

Match Made in Brooklyn

Raphael wasn’t a fan of blind dating or dating period.

He was content with his life, he had his family, his best friend, and his job, he thought that was more than enough but they thought otherwise.

The boy, Simon, he was a friend of Magnus’ boyfriend’s sister’s girlfriend, it could have been simpler but Alec refused to say Clary was his friend too.

It was on a chilly October afternoon when Raphael found himself walking down a Brooklyn street lined with small stores and boutiques, several family-owned restaurants and bakeries. His destination was a small cafe called biscuits.

Raphael could smell the spend of freshly baked cakes and hints of overly sweetened coffee. Raphael was a greeted by a wide grin that was quickly replaced by a frown when he pulled out the chair in front of Simon Lewis.

“I should have worn something nicer, I thought it was just coffee” Simon was wearing a shirt and skinny jeans opposed to Raphael’s more formal suit, though the look suited him very well.

“I’d prefer you dress however you’re comfortable” Raphael spoke softly and Simon’s smile slowly returned “I’m Raphael Santiago” he added and extended his hand.

“Lewis, Simon Lewis” Simon said and shook Raphael’s hand. “Two first names” Simon shrugged and grinned as he did before. Raphael couldn’t help the smile that formed on his face.

Raphael studied Simon’s many expressions as they slip into an easy conversation, chatting about their friends and how their day went. Raphael noticed that Simon’s eyes crinkled when he laughed, and he laughed a lot, he easily led the conversation, even though many of the topics led to rather embarrassing stories on Simon’s side. Simon seemed as someone Raphael could listen to for hours; he was humorous and a slightly nerdy but very endearing.

They were momentarily interrupted when Simon got up to get them drinks “let me guess coffee, black with little bit of sugar?” He asked Raphael.

“Oh no” Raphael frowns “something very sweet” he smirked at Simon’s confusion.

“That’s surprising” Simon blushed.

“It’ll take more than one date for you to figure me out” Raphael didn’t know if that was open invite to do this again, but if Simon did want to see him again, he wasn’t going to oppose it.

Raphael looked down at his phone to find a text from Magnus.

M: do I need to rescue you? Raphael fondly rolled his eyes a typed a response.

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Sketchy Behavior | Hellen Jo 

Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.  

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