independant brand

So I’ve been looking for brands that carry bright and out there lip products that aren’t Jeffree Star or Lime Crime cuz let’s be honest, they’re terrible. So here’s a little list of brands you can support instead! (All cruelty free)
• Impulse Cosmetics- really wanted white or yellow liquid matte lipstick but only saw people using Jeffeee Star brand? problem solved (HUGE selection of colors as well)
• Beauty Undead- Etsy brand (on a short vacation right now but will be back) they have all the metallics you’ll ever want
• Lonely Planet- Another Etsy brand, more metallics and a couple bright colors!
• Sugarpill cosmetics- They just came out with a line of super bright lipsticks that look pretty awesome
• Fierce Magenta- Another awesome Etsy brand, they have holographic lips, sparkle lips, and bright colors! They also have white lipstick (not in liquid matte form)
• Coloured Raine- More metallic lips!
• Lena Lashes- Bright and vibrant shades!
• Aromi Beauty- Cool metallics and some bright colors
• Colourpop- super cheap, they have metallics and a couple bright shades
• Sigma Beauty- currently out of stock with lip switches but holy holographic
• Ciao Bella xoxo- Etsy brand (name is kinda confusing?) they have vegan metallics though!
• Addictive Cosmetics- yet another Etsy brand, they have bright colors and opalescents, metallics, and glitter!
• Pretty Zombie Cosmetics- cool spooky shades and some nice bright ones!
• Lunatick Cosmetics Lab- another spooky brand, bright lipsticks and awesome palettes
• LA Splash- Metallics and out there shades
• Melt Cosmetics- more metallics, more brights

Feel free to add more! Instead of supporting shitty companies there are plenty other options out there!

How to Start Your Own Clothing Company

A clothing company can be a huge income source if you’ve got the right creative eye. It can take a lot of money to start a clothing store though, doesn’t it? Not just anyone can make one…

Wrong.

If you’re seriously looking to create a brand of clothing, there are some things that I had to learn the hard way that could benefit someone just starting out. Here they are.

1. Do your research on the feel of clothing you want to create. Brands like American Eagle and Vans have a target audience that they know and cater to. Figure out who your audience is and what they’re already wearing. Design like that. Designing clothes you yourself would wear is a really good place to start.

2. Use GIMP to start out with if you can’t afford good software for design. Start each image out with the appropriate dimensions for the graphic. This will cause some research on your end, make sure you write it down on a post it on your computer. Typically they’re about 12″x12″ and at least 150ppi… These things can be set right when you start a new document. Save as .pngs and you’ve just created a t-shirt graphic!

3. Sign up for Shopify.com (This will cost $30 a month but they don’t take your first-born if you start making bank, just $30. Other companies take a percentage.

4. Match the theme and look of your website to your brands feel. This will create a great legit company looking website.

5. In the app section, download the Printful app. This is a company in CA that prints your shirt out and ships it to your customer. This takes out you having to front $200 to get 30 shirts from Vistaprint, etc… No inventory… No risk for bad designs (other than bad designs)… You sell the shirt for $21, they charge you $11 and you keep $10. You can even change those prices as high or low as you want. I would suggest getting a sample sent to you, so you can see your graphics in person.

6. When an order comes in, the print place handles the print and ship part… They’ve never missed a shirt or order in the year we’ve used them for thisiswhattranslookslike.com – Though you do need to pay attention, if an address is incorrect they’ll email you.


7. Use the profits from this adventure to purchase shirts from discountmugs.com, they’re the cheapest place I could find online and they’re good quality. The profit margin is considerably higher if you sell a shirt for $21 that you only paid $3 for instead of Printful’s $11… You’ll have to do the shipping yourself, but it’ll help increase your profit to expand however you see fit.

You can also just maintain the one website without bringing in inventory.
They do shirts and tanks and hoodies.

Good Luck!
I hope when you’re up and running, you consider advertising in the magazine!

“A naughty paddy obstinately came out, because of softness or toughness? Impulsion and apperception come from the very ordinary, familiar and strange to everyone” by Bentu - an independent design brand founded in 2012 ➕ #nowyprodukt

“Playful serenity, luminous ecru tones that glow. Sun kissed skin and dark bouncy coils, culottes and curly waist skirts to twirl around in. Delicately painted abstract faces on buttoned up shirts, billowy jumpsuits and airy low crotched trousers. Hand stitch embroidery on denim jackets + miki hats full of character.”

This is More Than A Color - Collection 7

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YO THERE! I’m Thyme and this is a brand new independent and selective roleplay blog for Kirishima Eijirou from Horikoshi Kōhei’s manga Boku no Hero Academia —— Please LIKE / REBLOG this post if you’re interested in interacting with this ray of sunshine and I’ll be sure to swing by your blog and check things out!   

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Finally in my hands. 

Record of the day… Brand New - Déjà Entendu

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Make up Your Mind (original)
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“Now tilt your head a little to the left.” The photographer directed.

You tilted your head slightly, and then gave a seductive face to the camera.

“Excellent Vera, keep giving more to the camera.” He flashed his camera continuously.

You pulled your long, brunette locks to one side and perked your lips. Your brows curved as you tried to look subtle yet sexy.

“Excellent, very well done. I need someone to get her robe.” The photographer snapped his fingers.

“We’re done this early?” You asked, as you threw a robe over yourself.

“Yes, Enrique would like to talk you and have an immediate conference.” He explained.

“Conference? Is it bad news?” You asked.

“I don’t know Vera, just go.” He urged.

You walked to your dressing room and took a seat in your chair. You heard a knock on the door and turned to see Enrique coming in.

“Vera.” He gleamed.

“Enrique.” You nodded.

“So you know why I’m here right?” He asked, closing the door behind him.

“Not really, I was just told to wait here for your arrival.” You explained.

Enrique grabbed a stool and took a seat beside you. “Well I have some exciting news, regarding your contract.”

“What about my contract?” You curved your brow.

“We have been asked to have you extend your contract to work with other models. You’ve been known to model independently, but high-end brands like Calvin Klein, Balmain, and Chanel would like you to model for them with another male model.” He explained.

“Co modeling? I don’t think so.” You scoffed.

“This isn’t because of Neymar right?” He glared.

“Of course not, this is professional business, I shouldn’t have to ask permission from him to work with a male model.” You assured.

“Then what Vera? Why don’t you want this offer, it could publicize your career.” Enrique explained.

“What type of modeling? And with whom?” You asked.

“I don’t know the details yet, it shall all be announced at a meeting.” He said.

“So I’m not given the details until I say yes?” You curved a brow.

“Precisely.” He nodded.

“Would you like the offer? If not, we can continue to have you model for Lupo solely.

"What do I have to lose right?” You smirked.

“So is that a yes?” He gleamed.

“I have interest. When would the signing take place?” You asked.

“I’ll have to take a look into that, but maybe Saturday or Sunday.” He explained.

“Alright then it’s settled.” You cheered.

“Have a nice afternoon.” He left closing the door.

You unraveled your robe and let it pool to the floor. You slipped on your dress, tugged on your heels and grabbed your purse. You had only modeled from 10 to 11:30. You walked out of the dressing room and made your way to the elevator.

“What floor?” A lady asked.

“Lobby please.” You smiled.

The elevator chimed open and you walked out, slipping on your sunnies. You walked out to the garage and headed to your car. After you got in you pulled out and began driving. It wasn’t long until you had arrived home.

“Neymar’s home?” You said to yourself.

You were surprised because he would usually be at training, but today he had come home early.
You opened the door and walked inside.

“Vera?” His voice echoed through the halls.

“Yeah I’m here.” You yelled back.

You walked into the living room, to find him playing FIFA.

“FIFA seriously?” You laughed, taking a seat beside him.

“What else is there to do when my preta isn’t home.” He cooed.

“I’m home now.” You kissed his cheeks.

Neymar paused the game and shifted his body to face you. He slung his arm around your shoulder. “How was work at the studio?”

“Same old same old, nothing different.” You scrunched your nose and smiled.

“How was training? You’re home early.” You asked.

“We went over plays and did some medical prep, preparing for El clasico has been hard.” He sighed.

“Oh shit, that’s this Sunday right?” You cursed.

He grabbed a strand of your hair and twirled it with his finger. “You’re coming right?”

You shifted to face away from him and let out a sigh. “About that……”

“Are you seriously not going to come?” He glared.

“It’s not that I don’t want to, I have a meeting this weekend, I don’t know if it’s on Saturday or Sunday.” You explained.

“You don’t know? That’s unprofessional of them.” He huffed.

“It’s about my contract.” You mentioned.

“What about it?” Neymar asked, as he went to put the PS4 away.

“Chanel and other high end brands have offered me to model for them. It’s good for me to expand my career.” You gleamed.

“Not seeing the problem with that Vera. Isn’t that good news?” He chuckled.

“But.” You paused.

“But what?” He asked as he put the device away.

“I’ll be co-modeling with a male.” You explained.

“That’s normal, it’s not that big of a deal. Professional business right.” He laughed.

“Neymar I’m being serious.” You cleared your throat.

Neymar walked towards you and placed his arms around your waist. His eyes darted right at yours.

You let out a smirk and bit your lips. “What?”

“So you won’t be able to make it to my match?” He whispered irritatedly.

“Aren’t you happy for me? The whole contract and new offer thing.” You sighed.

“I guess.” He looked away.

“Neymar.” You stared him down.

“Maybe the meeting will be after the match. So who knows? Maybe I’ll come.” You kissed his neck.

“I need you to come, I want you supporting me in the stands.” He explained, quickly pecking your cheek.

“Well it’s all settled, tomorrow when I go back to the studio, they’ll tell me when the meeting is.” You said.

“Congrats babe.” He laughed.

Hours had passed and it was late in the evening. Both you and Neymar were already dressed for bed. You made yourself comfy and turned the lamp off.

“You know Madrid is already in town.” Neymar whispered.

“You nervous for Sunday?” You chuckled.

“I want to win, I want to prove them wrong from the last result.” He sighed.

“Work hard. Tomorrow is the last training session.” You cooed.

“Stating the obvious?” Neymar teased.

“Go to sleep Ney.” You groaned as you threw a pillow over your head.
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The light seeped through the window and the room was bright. It was Saturday, and you woke up in a good mood. Today, you hoped to meet the model and finalize the contract; so you could attend Sunday’s match. You noticed Neymar wasn’t beside you, he had left for training. It was 11 am. You went into the bathroom and prepped yourself for the studio. After you finished you headed downstairs.

“Why does it smell like eggs?” You asked yourself as you headed down.

“Marcela are you in the Kitchen?” You yelled.

No one answered. You walked in and noticed a man in sweats and a hoodie cooking breakfast. It was Neymar.

“You’re still here?” You asked, setting your purse on the counter.

“I just got here.” He replied.

“Since when? Your training starts at 11 and you’re late.” You chuckled.

Neymar walked over and plated some eggs for you. “My training was at 9 today.”

“So it ended at ten?” You asked as you took a bite out of your eggs.

“Yup. You were still in bed, so I decided to make you breakfast.” He gleamed.

“How nice, did you make me a nonfat foam latte?” You teased.

“I’m a football player not your personal chef.” He laughed.

You finished your eggs and stood on your feet. You kissed Neymar’s cheek. “Thanks for the breakfast Preto.”

“Are you heading out now?” He asked.

You grabbed your purse and walked over to the door, creaking it open. “Yeah, today i hopefully find out about who I’ll be working with.”

“Good luck Vera.” He hummed.

You blew him a kiss and closed the door shut. You walked towards your car and got in. You pulled out and began driving. It wasn’t long until you arrived at the studio. You headed to Enrique’s board room and knocked on the door.

“Come in.” His voice muffled through the door.

You opened the door and walked in. Enrique was sitting behind his desk. You two were the only people present in the room.

“I’m guessing today is not the day I find out.” You sighed, plopping yourself on a chair.

“Today is where it all happens.” He smiled.

“Can you bring up the guest to my office please, he should be here.” Enrique spoke through the buzzer.

“Guest?” You asked.

“We’re finalizing everything today.” You laughed.

“The company wants to start making this happen. So yes, you’ll be meeting the model today.” Enrique smirked.

“Great, I’m looking forward to this offer.” You crossed your legs.

You heard a knock on the door. Enrique stood from his desk and walked towards it to open.

He opened the door and allowed a tall, broad shouldered man in. Your eyes widened and your jaw dropped from shock.

“Vera, meet your co-Model, Cristiano Ronaldo.” Enrique gleamed.

can we talk about double chins?

i have one. i’m 5′2 and a size large, not that it matters. but i have a double chin. even when i was way skinnier i had one. why do i rarely see anyone who looks like me in the media… or social media? i follow very body-positive people, and still, where are the people who look like me?

i want to see peole who look like me modeling for independent brands, for mainstream businesses. i want to see illustrations depicting people who look like me. i want to see people wearing chokers who look like me. i want to see product photos for chokers with models who look like me, product photos for anything with people who look like me. c’mon, people.

for all my other followers with ~chins~ like me: you’re beautiful. fuck everyone else who says otherwise, with their words or their actions.

here’s me and my double chin, and my awesome friends. i’m the one who is cute af with the greenish hair.

Maxson/Sole - Formal affairs Part IV

Inspired by this post
Part I here,
Part II here
Part III here

The one where humanity shows.

When Maxson woke up he found out he had Sole’s behind pressed against him, his arm around her and most definitely the feeling of skin on skin. Clearly, she didn’t keep the silk dress on… was she naked? He touched her thigh to find underwear at least. He quickly got his arm off of her and created some necessary distance between the two of them. He stared at the ceiling, hand on his forehead and clenching his jaw. He decided to stay in bed for a little while longer, to clear his head and calm down. It was morning after all, and he had woken up next to a half-naked woman laying particularly close to him. The memories of the past night came rushing back. Practicing kissing, what had he been thinking? What kind of effect did this woman start to have on him? He glanced over at her. She wasn’t exactly the most elegant sleeper. Her hair was in her face, her mouth open and  her necklace had left an imprint on her skin.   Yet she did have a certain kind of humanity over her, a vulnerability which he rarely got to see. 

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