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Ceres’ rose, lavender, and saffron tea cookies from ‘A Red-Rose Chain’

The second Ceres offered the motley crew these colorful cookies, I knew that I had to make them myself. What’s better than flower-themed cookies in a time of crisis? When the world is falling down around your ear and there are magical murderers around every corner, sometimes you just have to take a breath and have something sweet with your tea or lemonade. These are nice mild shortbread cookies with subtle flavors in them, so they’re perfect to have as a little sweet snack.

(Thanks very much to @seananmcguire  for writing such a truly wonderful series and giving me an excuse to make flavored shortbread cookies as a minor tribute to them).

- MJ & K

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I decided to do something a bit different with this holiday makeup look when Sreejita gave me an entire pack of nail art decals a while ago. (I’m not a nail person, I just can’t be arsed.) I’ve been seeing this image floating around the interwebs for goodness knows how long now, so I thought I could do my own take on it. Here’s how I went about things:

I did my usual base with the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream and the Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder. I’ve grown to like a more natural looking finish than I used to, and I don’t like complicating my makeup routine with way too many products, so it’s BB Cream all the way for me! I personally prefer the Sleek BB Cream with regard to texture, but the Smashbox one is closer to my winter skin tone, so it’s what I’m using at the moment.

Then I lined my upper lids with the Maybelline Gel Liner (eyeliner of choice for 2 years now!) followed it with MAC’s Superslick Liquid Liner in Pure Show on my lower lids, and did my upper lash line with Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Mascara. I brushed my eyebrows into shape with a brow brush and followed it a swipe of Maybelline’s Brow Drama Mascara. I love using a mix of drugstore and pricier makeup, and Rimmel and Maybelline are my most favourite cheap+excellent brands.

Now, I wanted to get hold of some eyelash glue to stick the little stars on with, but it was impossible to get hold of at short notice, so I went with some good old Boroline. Boroline - the pride and joy of all Bangalis - is an intensely sticky borax and lanolin based cream that’s used to treat everything from chapped lips and cracked heels to minor cuts and burns. In its absence, you can use Vaseline just as effectively to stick similarly sized decals to your face. This Etsy store has a huge variety of holographic stars, hearts and glitter by the way, if you’re looking to recreate this look! I used an old lip brush to dab the Boroline in tiny bits onto my cheek, and applied the stars one by one with my index finger.

I finished the look with understated, stained lips, using a mix of the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red and the Josie Maran Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil that I’ve posted about before. My ASOS velvet spot dress (which I’m yet to style properly on the blog eep!) and star hairclips by Flimsymoon went really well with it, I thought. This wasn’t a hard look to do at all, and I hope it can serve as inspiration to go out of your comfort zone with makeup once in a while! After all, this is coming from someone who was terrified of makeup not so long ago, and I wish I’d discovered the fun of it way earlier! So happy experimenting, and happy holidays everyone!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links and I’ll receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to buy anything through these links. Thank you for supporting my blog! ♥ Photos by Sreejita Biswas

As Strong as Fire Eyeliner

This is part of the Spell a Day Challenge by shipping-the-gods. To see my other spells in this series click here.

Day 1: A Spell for Confidence

Everyone who wears make up knows the incredible confidence boost a bit of eyeliner gives you. This spell basically charges your eyeliner with the element of fire to make you feel dangerous, powerful, and sexy.

What you need:
Eyeliner (pencil, liquid, gel, your choice)
Small Bottle
Hot Sauce or something you associate with fire

Fill your bottle with hot sauce or something you associate with fire. You could use pepper, ash or charcoal for example.

Charge the bottle with fire. You do this by passing the bottle through the flame of a candle. While you do this, focus on the element of fire. Think about how strong and powerful it is. Make sure you focus the energy into the bottle and trap it in the hot sauce.

The bottle is now a condenser for the element of fire. You can use it to charge the fire energy into anything you want – but we are going to use it for our eyeliner. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with the condenser in one hand and the eyeliner in the other. Hold the bottle close to your chest and inhale the power of the fire. Imagine the fire energy filling you up, feel the roaring fire in your belly. When you feel like you have the power trapped inside you, bring the eyeliner up to your mouth. Imaging you have a fire breathe like a dragon and breath the fire over the eyeliner until the fire energy has left your belly.

The eyeliner is now charged with fire. Save it for when you need some extra confidence.

When you put on the eyeliner make sure you focus on the fire energy flowing out of the pencil and onto your face. If you want, put on some music that makes you feel strong. This is your war paint and you can take on anything.

Of course you can do this with any make up or element. Try making typhoon lipstick, or hurricane eyeshadow for example.


Updated TEW jewelry post! I’ve recently changed my green gel to be more green and gel-ier than ever! Seriously, it jiggles. I also made more lockets!


Small green gel with sunflower on rope cord: $9 (three available)

Large green gel with your choice of sunflower, revolver, or glasses on rope cord: $13 (currently 6 available… get those brain chair points before Seb steals them!)

Joseph Oda themed floating charm locket (on 18 inch black chain): $25 (one available)

TEW themed floating charm locket (on 18 inch black chain): $25 (one available, more coming soon. it’s not pictured but it also comes with a nurse hat charm now!)

Shipping is $3 to anywhere in the US. I also ship internationally. I accept paypal.

Customer pix and reviews!
Green gel necklaces: (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Lockets (X) (X)

Even just spreading the word helps so much, because I’m down to one job instead of two as of this week. Thank you for your interest! ♥ ^_^


Hi~ Soooo, the Nature Republic(s) in Hawaii did a bunch of giveaways and I basically went to all/most of them. I got alot of items from the giveaways, more than enough, so I’m giving the stuff I don’t want. 

Giveaway Items:

  • First Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 9 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 2 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Shaking Smoothie Choice (Your Choice)
  • 3 Face Masks (Your Choice)
  • 1 $20USD NR Gift Card or a $20USD care-routine package (your choice)
  • Second Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 6 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 1 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Shaking Smoothie Choice (Your Choice)
  • 1 Face Masks (Your Choice)
  • Third & Fourth Place:
  • 1 EXO NR Feel The Nature Poster
  • 3 EXO NR Standees (Your Choice)
  • 1 EXO NR Folder
  • 1 NR Tote bags
  • 1 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
  • 1 Face Masks (Your Choice)

Rules & Giveaway Info:

  • Starts: June 07,2014 12:00PM KST
  • Ends: August 17, 2014 12:00PM KST
  • Winners will be chosen through a randomizer
  • Likes count. Reblog as many times as you want, but be considerate to your followers and don’t spam!
  • No giveaway blogs, I will check
  • International shipping (will be first class)
  • Be willing to give your home address
  • Have an open askbox at the time this giveaway ends, must respond in 72 hours.
  • You don’t have to be following any of my blogs, but if you’re a follower, maybe I’ll throw in something extra
  • Message me for any Questions. If you want to see what one of the giveaway items looks like, feel free to message me on/off anon.

Additional Stuff/Info: I’m also giving away all this stuff, I haven’t decided how to evenly distribute them among all 4 winners, I’ll probably let them choose?

The poster is first or second generation NR-CF. I don’t have the newest ones with just 11 of them, and no you can’t switch the poster for something else. How dare people even ask me about that just because Kris is in the poster -_-. 


MUMBLR GIVEAWAY! (link to my TTC giveaway)

Hey guys, I’ve finally gotten around to compiling my giveaways.

What you will recieve:

- One bonds wondersuit (your choice of colour and size)

- 3 pack of disney socks (again your choice of character and size)

-one lush bathbomb (of your choice)

-one lush shower gel (of your choice)


1: you get a vote for both liking and reblogging.

2: you don’t have to follow me but it would be cool if you did.

2: I will ship world wide.

4: please don’t remove caption.

Winner will be drawn 1st June 2015 :)

In Response to "How much Bastard Amber do you need?"....Well not much really.

Over the past year or so, I’ve been really interested in moving away from the ‘Bastard Amber’ approach taking things from a completely different angle. Exploring the effects of almost sucking the colour away. I’ve spent hours fiddling around with CTB filters and admiring the effects you can achieve by using them. 

There is also a special place in my heart for L711, which produces a lovely industrial kind of cold/grey light.    

GLEE: Kurt (Chris Colfer) confronts Blaine (Darren Criss) not only about his addiction to hair gel, but also his choice of brands and the size in which he purchases it in the “Jagged Little Tapestry” episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tyler Golden/FOX

docholligay  asked:

Haruka, if you had to give one of these things up, which would it be? A) the color mustard B) rose petals C) sugar or D) hair gel.

Such difficult choices. There’s no way I can live without hair gel! And… and.. rose petals! They are extremely important. Our entrances will never be complete without them!

For the love of god, Haruka, choose the mustard.

Errrggghhhh…. Sugar! I have to pick sugar! I’m sorry, Michiru!