make your own lotion

Here, have a thing

make your own aromatic massage lotion!

Dilute 6 drops of sandalwood essential oil with 4 tsp of sunflower, almond, or olive oil.

Rub a few drops on your hands and arms.

Breathe in the amazing scent!

Hello! So, there are a lot of masterlists out there, so I decided to compile nearly everything all into one! If there’s something that’s not on here, or a link that doesn’t work, please message me and I’ll gladly fix or add it!

Money

How to Coupon (2) (3)

If you can’t Pay your Bills

See if you’re Paying too much for you Cellphone Bills

How to Save Money

How to Do your own Taxes

How to Budget

52 Week Money Challenge

Apps for Extra Money

Life Skills

(Also see the Money, Home, Emergency, Cooking and Baking, and Physical Health categories)

How to Clean a Car

What’s a Mortgage

First Apartment Checklist

Getting an Apartment

Time Management

Create a Resume

Find the Right Career

How to Pick a Major

How to Interview for a Job

How to Stop Procrastinating

100 Tips for Life

Tumblr Helps with Adult Life

How to Stay Safe Living Alone

How to Host a Party

The American Government

College

(Also see free books, school, and the life skills sections)

What to Bring/What Not (2)

Better Dorm Room (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

Broke College Kid Recipes

Life Hacks (2)

Free Books

Here

Textbooks (2) (3) (4) (5)

Here

Here

Other (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Audio Books

Reddit Thread

Home

Clean your Bathroom

Organize your Closet

Fix a Leaky Closet

Keep a Clean Kitchen

Remove Stains from your Carpet

How to Clean Windows

Corner Organizer

Homemade Laundry Basket

Home DIY

Home DIY tips

Garden

How to make Birdhouses

How to Guerrilla Garden

How to Care for Cacti and Succulents

Plant Care Masterpost

Kokedama String Garden

Hanging Plant Holder

Elegant Hanging Garden

Desert Terrariums

Mini Zen Garden

Cat Milk Carton Planter

Self Care and A Better You

If you’re sad

Get Compliments

Calming Noises (2) (3) (4) (5)

Nature Sounds (2)

The Most Calming Noise

Links for your Mood

The Quiet Place

Make Everything Okay with a Button

Weave Silk

Glitter Jars

Sort Through Something that’s Troubling You

Happy Things Masterpost

Leave Behind Your Childhood Traumas

How to Quit Smoking

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem

How to Stop Biting Your Nails

How to Stop Skipping Breakfast

How to Stop Micromanaging

How to Ask for Help

How to Stop Swearing

Learn How to Love Yourself

Coping Skills (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

More Self Care Masterlists (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14)
(15) (16) (I’m sure those will give you anything you need for self care)

Anxiety Masterpost

Bipolar Disorder Masterpost

Depression Masterpost

Eating Disorder Masterpost

Mental Health Help Masterpost

Panic and Anxiety Information Masterpost

Recovery Resources Masterpost

Physical Health

How to Take Care of Yourself when you’re Sick

What to Bring to a Doctor’s Appointment

Your First Appointment with the Gynecologist

How to Make a Doctor’s Appointment

Understanding Health Insurance

List of Stress Relievers

When You Can’t Afford Therapy

How to Remove a Splinter

How to Avoid a Hangover

Emergency

If You’re Pulled Over by a Cop

Hotlines if in a Crisis

Things to Keep in Your Car

How to do the Heimlich Maneuver

Exercise and Sports

How to Start Bodybuilding

How to do Yoga

How to Skateboard

How to do Parkour

How to Surf

How to Play Golf

Free Charities

Donate to an Animal Shelter with a Click

Define Words to Give Rice

Click to Donate to Many Charities

Beauty, Fashion, and Cosplay

DIY Home Spa

Nail Art Tutorials

Chevron Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Jewelery

Make your own Perfume

Make Handmade Lotion Bars

Makeup Tips (2)

Makeup Colors

How to Contour

Perfect Eyeliner

Applying False Eyelashes

Perfect Eyebrows

Eyeliner Ref

Lipstick Color Ref

Bun Masterpost

Braid Masterpost

Dip-dying Hair

Good Semi-permanent Hair Dye

101 Hair Ideas

Cosplay Makeup Help

Bigger Eyes

Latex Elf Ears

Pointy Teeth

Fake Blood

Cheap Online Clothes (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Customized Flower Crowns

How to Make a Flower Crown

Lolita on a Budget

Cheap Lolita

Old Fashioned Clothes

DIY Lavender Lotion

3 Homemade Lotions

Shea Butter Moisturizer

Games

Play Cute Games

Cool Philosophical Game

Play as a Stickman you Draw

Play a Cool Game

Cute Games Masterlist

Cute and Relaxing Games

Psychological Games Masterpost

CandyStand

Dress Up

Neopets

Big Fish

Create an Interactive Story (2)

AddictingGames

GirlsGoGames

Super Mario

Goatlings

QWOP

No One Has to Die

Off

The Grey Rainbow

Bastion

Coma

Loved

Don’t Look Back

Thomas was Alone

Color Tests

Old Nintendo Games

Pokemon Games

Arcade Games

Tetris

Make a Squid

Pun Generator

Online Games Masterpost

Entertainment

Itsstuckyinmyheads Tumblr Post Masterpost

LGBTQA Film Masterpost

Disney Films Masterpost

Watch Studio Ghibli Films

What do you mean I’m not 10 Anymore

Watch Anime Online

Free Movies

Free Movies/TV Shows, Totally Legal

Free Movies/TV Shows, Totally Legal

Documentaries (2)

Tearjerking Movies

Psychological Thriller Movies

True Terrifying Events

Foreign Horror Films

Creepy Lost Episodes

Old Nick Shows

Free Disney Movies

Good Movies

School

The Ultimate Study Playlist (Pt. 2) (Pt. 3)

Turn off Distractions so you can Study (Mac) (PC)

How to Stop Procrastinating

Harvard Essay Help

Academic Writing Tips

Persuasive and Argumentative Essays

Applications Essays

Research Papers

Solve Math Problems, Get Explanations

Scholarpedia

Effective All-Nighters

Flashcards and Study Games

Geography

How to Study

Study Tips

Calculators

Unit Conversion

Stay Focused App

Cliffsnotes

Sparksnotes

How to Make a Study Planner

Travel and Cultures

Ultimate Packing List

Traveling for Cheap

Travel Accessories

How to Pack a Suitcase

How to Read a Map

How to Apply for a Passport

How to Make a Travel Budget

Learn Another Language (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

Etiquette in Other Countries

Writing

How to make Zines

How to do Freelance Writing

How to Get a Book Published

Character Development Questions

How to Write a Story

Body Language (2) (3) (4) (5)

Type the Definition, Get the Word

Remember Part of a Word/Definition

Find Words that Rhyme

Find Synonyms and Antonyms

Writing Tips Site (2) (3)

Improve Your Writing Habits

Add Sparkle to Your Writing

Getting Over Roleplaying Insecurities

Improve Your Paragraphs

Right Word Choices

Confidence in Your Writing

Writing Better than Normal

How’s My Driving?

Description

Voices

Skin Colors

Describing a Person

Emotions Vocabulary

Be More Descriptive

Describe Looks

Facial Expressions (Vocabulary)

Show Not Tell

Clothes

Actions

Tones, Feelings, and Emotions

Crying

Vocabulary (2) (3) (4)

Writer’s Block (2) (3) (4) (5)

Huge Writing Masterlist

Name Generator (Fantasy) (2)

Common Surnames

Word Frequency Counter

Cliche Finder

Names Masterpost

Art

Art Ref Blog

Make Origami (2) (3)

How to Make Pixel Art

How to Whittle

How to make Clay Figurines

Pose Generator

Different Types of Files (Digital Art)

Skin Tones

Color Palettes (2) (3) (4)

Drawing Cloth

Drawing Varying Faces

Better Shading

Body References

People with Wings (2)

Coloring/Shading (2)

Inspiring People

Drawing Gifs

Hands

Art Tutorial Blog

Drawing Guys

Lighting

Anime Eyes

Braids

Watercolors

Hats

Facial Expressions

Folds

Hair

Human Body- Insert Weight, Height

Good Youtube Art Channel

Music

How to Read Sheet Music

Learn to Play Guitar

Learn to Play Ukelele

Learn to make Chiptunes

Royalty Free Music

Jpop Radio

Find Any Song Within an Episode

How to Play Piano

Cooking and Baking

Sugar Cookies (Vegan)

How to make Candy

Make your own Tea

How to make Sushi

How to make Macarons (Video)

Swedish Meatballs

Recipes in Under 30 Minutes

Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie

Cookie in a Mug

French Bread Pizza

Egg Tacos

Panera Mac n Cheese

Salad Recipes

Harry Potter Recipes

Healthy Recipes

Various Cookie Recipes

Lots of Chocolate and Sugar

S’mores Pie

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Different Lemonades

Make a Cheese Plate

Desert Recipes

40 on-the-go Breakfast Recipes

Cook with the Ingredients You Have

Quick and Easy Snacks

Healthier Food Substitutions

Quick and Easy Soup

Churro Bites

Grilled Banana Nutella Sandwich

Balloon Chocolate Bowls

Oreo Mousse

Lots of Hot Chocolate

Homemade Pizza

Computers and Technology

How to make a Tumblr Theme

Learn to Code (2) (3)

How to make Gifs

Pets and Animals

How to keep Chickens

How to Raise and Breed Butterflies

How to Take Care of a Baby Bird

Find Which Dog Breed’s Right for You

Find Which Cat Breed’s Right for You

Find Which Pet is Right for You

Foods Dangerous to Cats

Foods Dangerous to Dogs

Foods Dangerous to Birds

Foods Dangerous to Rabbits

Foods Dangerous to Reptiles

DOGS

Tumblr Themes

Rhaegara

The Theme Game

Heytonks

Theme Hunter

The Coder’s Club

It’s Photoshop

Starious

Misc. Skills and Hobbies

How to Sew (2)

Learn to Crochet (Video)

How to Embroider

How to Knit (Scarves)

How to Make Plushies (2) (Mochi Video)

How to Make Stuffed Animals

Develop your own Film

Make your own Terrarium

How to read Tarot Cards

Become an Amateur Astronomer

Yoyo Tricks

How to Start a Collection

How to Play Chess

How to Play Dungeons and Dragons

How to Juggle

How to do Magic Tricks

How to Arrange Flowers

How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube

Be an Online Voice Actor

How to Scrapbook

Make a Popsicle Stick Catapult

How to Fish

MBTI

How to Blow Glass

Other

Create Yourself as a Superhero (female)

Cute Animals

Build a Ship in a Bottle

How to Decorate Iphone Cases

Copy Emojis onto your Browser

Origami Butterflies

Explore Space

What Your Dash Would Look Like in 2011

Slap a Guy with an Eel

Bored?

Will You Press the Button?

Other Everything Masterposts

This One

This One

This Hobby Masterpost (I took most things from it)

This One

Tumblr Masterpost

Good sunday beauty lovers 

I’m Valeria and this is my beauty blog LEARNTOMAKEUP!

Before starting with this tutorial remember that I’m doing a MAC LIPSTICKS GIVEAWAY and you can enter here 

In this post you will learn 7 WAYS TO USE YOUR FOUNDATION. 

Foundation is one of those makeup products that’s pretty much a staple in anyone’s collection. 

It’s definitely a staple in my beauty bag, but lately, I’ve been more into light-coverage products like BB creams and just some concealer and powder. 

It’s rare these days that I apply a full face of foundation unless I have a special event or something. But I don’t want my foundation to go to waste so I’m working on other ways to use it. 

Most beauty products have multiple uses, and foundation is no exception.

If you want to find out other ways to use your foundation keep on reading.

1. MAKE A CREAM BLUSH 

The benefit of a creamy blush is that it stays longer and can be much bolder and more versatile than powdered blush. 

If you’re looking to make your blush last a little longer, mix some with your foundation to create a custom cream blush.

2. PRIME YOUR EYES

If you don’t have super oily eyelids, you can get away with using your foundation as an eye primer instead. 

Just apply a little to your lids, set it, and then apply your eyeshadow as usual. This will also help make your color stand out more.

3. MAKE A TINTED MOISTURIZER

You’ll just need two ingredients: moisturizer and foundation. You can either use a small glass bowl to mix your tinted moisturizer together or simply mix together on the back of your hand. You can also use a sponge blender or a foundation brush or just your fingers to apply.

That’s it. That’s how simple it is to make your own tinted moisturizer! No more worrying with trying to find the perfect shade since you can quickly and easily make your own with products you already have and love.

4. MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST 

Apply foundation on your lips before you apply any lipstick. Not only will this help your lipstick last way longer, it will also make your lipstick show up more boldly because it’s being applied to a skin-toned shade instead of your lip color.

5. CREATE A CONTOUR CREAM 

Mix foundation with some bronzer to create your own contouring cream. Powders can be a little tricky to contour with while creams are easier to blend and shape, but you don’t need to buy a separate product!

6. COVER SCARS OR BRUISES 

Use foundation on your body to cover up any bruises or marks if you want. You can also mix old foundation that you don’t want on your face with body lotion to create a sheer coverage lotion for your body.

7. MAKE YOUR OWN HIGHLIGHTER 

Highlighter is one of our beauty secret weapons. Add a touch of light-reflecting shimmer in the right places and you have an insta-contoured, glam look. 

You can add an illuminator or any light, shimmery pigment to your foundation to create your own highlighter from products you already have.

*As always I’m open to suggestions and opinions so if you need information about an specific topic don’t forget to tell us! *

If you found helpful/useful this post please like and reblog it so I know that you want me to publish more tips & tricks about makeup.

» Last but not least, if you are a makeup lover or if you want to join our family follow LEARNTOMAKEUP to read our posts and stay updated ♥ «

Love you all, Valeria.

Emma Stone Would Make a Great Beauty Editor

Oscar-nominated actress and star of Woody Allen’s new film, Irrational Man, Emma Stone is on the cover of WSJ. Magazine’s June/July 2015 issue, and over a plate of oysters and a glass of Sancerre, she divulges some interesting thoughts on beauty and confidence to interviewer Josh Eells. We know she’s busy working on a musical in addition to promoting the new movie, but Stone could probably come up with some great beauty editorials and stories given the chance.

Related:
Emma Stone’s Makeup Artist Shares Her 5 Red Carpet Beauty Tips
The Breakdown: Emma Stone
How Emma Stone’s Team Gets Her Red-Carpet Ready

Emma Stone in WSJ. Magazine June/July 2015

On mortality and beauty: One time, Stone was doing a press event for a Revlon mascara launch and instead of sharing her application tips she ended up talking about the infamous catacombs in Paris instead: “Everyone at the table, all these 25-year-old women who worked at beauty websites, were just jaws-open horrified,” Stone told the WSJ. “But it’s true! We’re all going to die, and we’re not going to have faces anymore. So do what you want with your face, because it will be a skull pretty soon.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

On why she passed on the new “Ghostbusters” movie: “The script was really funny. It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment—it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

On her relationship: “It’s so special to me that it never feels good to talk about, so I just continually don’t talk about it.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

On anxiety and confidence: Growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone suffered from recurring acne, anxiety, panic attacks. Acting actually helped her learn to focus on the moment: “The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend’s house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop. I would go to the nurse at lunch most days and just wring my hands. I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later. I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

On DIY skincare: The actress has late-night online shopping amnesia (us too!) and makes her own skin products—or at least, like many of us who spend too much time on Pinterest, she’s tried: “There was a point during Cabaret that I was on steroids for like a week because my voice kept going out, and you can’t sleep on steroids, so one night I was up at 3 a.m., and I must have read some article about how to make your own body lotion, because three days later all these boxes from Amazon showed up. I had ordered so much.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

On how she selects roles: "Recently I’m starting to enjoy having experiences that I wouldn’t allow myself to have in real life—like Sally onstage, and the kind of mental breakdown she goes through.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

What director Woody Allen thinks of Stone: “I think Emma has the potential to be one of the biggest female stars for years.”

Source: Yahoo Beauty

At this point, we’re very familiar with the naturally blonde Stone’s deceivingly ginger hair, but the tousled wavy bob is a low-maintenance version of the Old Hollywood waves she’s been rocking on the red carpet for years.

Source: Yahoo Beauty

The Revlon spokesmodel is well known for pulling off every single lip color imaginable, from bright reds to deep purples. The entire shoot is boho-beach, especially since it was on location in Malibu, so it’s only fitting that Stone rocked a coral-orange lip shade.

Source: Yahoo Beauty

anonymous asked:

do you know any tips on being able to read or concentrate on books/films/etc? my issues in my mind stop me from being able to focus long enough to even read a line of text or a few minutes of a movie. thank you if you can help :)

I find a cold glass of water and minimal surroundings help me, though it may take you a while to find what works for you personally and it sounds like what you’re experiencing is more severe. 

I’m mostly going to be listing grounding techniques and study tips for you, but I’d suggest doing more personalized research if you have a diagnosis or more articulated symptoms. (If you’re not able to focus on doing that, feel free to send another ask with more information!)

Learn what worsens your lack of concentration

When you find yourself unable to concentrate, do your best to note what’s going on around you and within you. If you’re able to, make a list of internal and external factors of the situation, like: tired, hungry, stiff posture / noisy room, harsh lighting, bright colors. If you notice any trends in these lists after several different situations, avoid the repeating factors when possible. 

Blocking out unneeded information

For reading, the paper technique! Take a piece of copy paper and cut out a section big enough to show 1 or 2 sentences of the text once you lay the paper on top of it. You can move the paper down as you finish reading. The giant block of words is now narrowed down to what you need to focus on, and hopefully less distracting!

Write down distracting thoughts

If you’re experiencing anxious thoughts that are distracting you from focusing, write down what you’re thinking about. Organize these thoughts on paper in a way that makes sense for you- personally, i find writing clearly and to the point with bullets helps best. Writing down your nagging thoughts, concerns, or things you’re worried about forgetting may calm you down and clear up room for focusing on a task. 

Breathing techniques

I know it sounds corny, and I groan every time a therapist brings it up, but closing your eyes and breathing deeply while counting your breaths helps a lot of people ground themselves. Put on noise-blocking headphones or music if it helps you, and take 60 seconds to focus just on your breathing and how it moves through your body. 

Repeated affirmations

If you’re having trouble separating from flurries of thought or worry, repeating a phrase along with a visualization may help you sort of bring yourself to the present or task at hand. For example, close your eyes or focus on the palms of your hands and trace the lines, and repeat a phrase as simple as “I can do this. I will be okay,” visualizing in your mind getting through the situation unharmed (or whatever relates to your phrase). When you’re starting to feel better, take a deep breath and try what you were working on again. 

Counting

If you’re not able to focus on books/films/etc, see if you can focus on your surroundings in bits and pieces. Count purple things, windows, lightbulbs, trees- anything you’re able to focus on. Work your way up to counting slightly more complex lists, like squares to windows to things with glass. The idea is to become familiar with your environment and cancel out things to distract you, while retraining yourself to focus on specific tasks. 

Aromatherapy 

If you just need a little kick to get you back on task, certain smells can jolt you back into focus. I find sharp, earthy scents to work best; pine, mints, and basil seem to have a dual calming and energizing effect. Try sachets, lotions, or perfumes- you could even make your own custom! I found a few perfumes at the dollar store the other day that were actually nice and long lasting, so it doesn’t have to be high end, either. 

Hopefully one or more of these helps you! You may need to try more than one, and if any of them worsens your condition, stop and try something else. 

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August 24th 2015

Calendula! The plants are finally happy, with blossoms jumping up all over the place. I don’t know if it’s normal for calendula to start blooming this late in the year, or if we planted a bit late, or if the weather has just been so off this summer. We will definitely be growing calendula next year, and use the dried petals in our lotion bars!