holiday-ideas

TIPS FOR SHOPPING FOR YOUR TRANS BOYFRIEND

Just some tips I’ve learned over the years to help with my boyfriend’s dysphoria

•vertical stripes (makes you seem taller)
•uneven patterns such as polka dots (hides any chest bumps)
•jackets, sweaters, or vests (layers hide curves. But be sure they’re not too long. Oversized clothes make you seem smaller. Hem should be no more than 2 inches below waist)
•graphic T shirt (make sure design is higher up on the chest to hide any chest bumps)
•pants (straight fitted. Go up a size. Try to get little to no breaks.)
•round or pointed toed shoes (square toed shoes make you seem shorter)
•hats, glasses, necklaces, bow ties, skinny ties (any accessories should be kept to the upper half of their body to draw the eye up and make them seem taller)
•binders (best binder brands I know of are Underworks, and G2cb)
•shoelifts (amazon has really good cheap ones)
• shop online for smaller men’s clothes (rue21, Zara, American Eagle, Express Men, Asos, H&M)

A Diverse Reading List For The Holidays 

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shout-out to native american wlw

who may be having a hard time dealing w/ today not just bc it’s thanksgiving but bc of standing rock and all the other shit that’s happened to your communities this year, all the other things that are going on while so many americans seem not to notice or care. you’re in my thoughts

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Ready for some SERIOUS BLINGAGE? Here’s Natasha Denona’s Star Palette

Good lawwwd. What is this amazingness?

Here’s a quick look at something I’ve just gotten hold of from Beautylish.com.If there is ONE thing you might want to invest in if you’re looking for a jaw-dropping holiday gift idea this year, it is the 18-shade Star Palette from Natasha Denona.

Her new matte formula is super smooth and the bling-bling? Totally out of this world. I would say I definitely find the left portion of the palette (the warm side) to be consistently fab in formula. The red toned shades on the right (cooler side) are a touch less buttery and pigmented. But don’t get me wrong - Natasha Denona shadows on a bad day still tend to be better than the average shadow.

If you already have tons of these warm burgundy-brown-gold type palettes you maybe don’t need this one. But if you are looking for JUST the one to splash some cash on this holiday season, you probably want to check this one out.

Just sayin’.

Shopping note: Available on beautylish for US$169 with free worldwide shipping. I got this in just a few short business days via Fedex.

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