my favourites change about once a month

anonymous asked:

I was soo heartbroken after watching S4. May I ask what gives you the strength to still believe? I'm admittedly lost at this point. And also - love and follow your blog ^^

Umm…this is not about belief actually. The show went shit. But I still have my Sherlock and John. Not the version Mofftiss changed them into. The version fandom created. Because Mofftiss didn’t care about them anymore, that’s very much clear from s4. So what I actually did was stop caring about whatever they did. I don’t accept s4 as canon. People can say that’s hypocrisy or something. I just don’t care. S4 hurts me regularly. Still (Hasn’t it been months? Why does it still hurt?). 

And I have friends here, the fandom gave me happiness. So at this point, it’s more about the fandom than the show.And I am getting into Granada and ACD again. Trying to fill the void s4 made with fanfictions(by reading and writing). It’s hard. I feel like crying over s4 once in a while. For the mess they made with my favourite show. I rant. I get angry but it won’t change anything. Moving on is impossible. I will never be invested at anything else as I was (or still am) in this show. 

So what I am saying is you don’t have to believe in anything. Keep away from negativity. And keep faith in the Sherlock and John you love. Not what happened in s4. Trust me, that kinda works.

Did you know that February is Women in Horror month? It’s something I’m super passionate about and a really good opportunity to open up dialogue about gender inequality in the film industry, and in the horror genre in particular. I’ve had some first-hand experience with this while exhibiting as a horror artist at conventions so it’s something I like to talk about. In honour of this month I thought I’d share a few of my favourite horror films that tip the scales a bit!

Ginger Snaps (dir. John Fawcett, 2000)
Had to start with one of my favourite movies of all time. A brilliant spin on the classic werewolf story, brooding high school student Ginger gets attacked by a wolf and starts to notice a change in her body that everyone chalks up to her newly budding menstrual cycle. Sister Brigitte knows the terrifying truth, and soon others begin to suspect it once Ginger’s “hunger” for her male classmates reaches some gruesome levels.

American Mary (dir. Jen and Sylvia Soska, 2012)
Directed by Canadian duo Jen and Sylvia Soska and starring Ginger Snaps’ Katharine Isabelle, this more recent release follows Mary, a medical student who drops out after being raped a professor at a party and gets a name for herself by doing some unconventional surgical and body mod jobs. She soon realizes her skills are also a practical tool to get revenge on those who have wronged her. Really fun watch and super refreshing take on the classic revenge films!

À l'intérieur (Inside) (dir. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007)
A super dark, minimalist French horror flick about a pregnant woman who is terrorized in her home by a mysterious woman who, for unknown reasons, wants her unborn child. A really interesting twist on the idea of woman as the caring mother figure.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (dir. Chan-wook Park, 2005)
I watched this for the first time recently and completely fell in love. Definitely my favourite of Chan-wook Park’s Revenge Trilogy, it follows Geum-ja Lee, a woman who was falsely imprisoned for a terrible crime and upon her release seeks vengeance on the man who put her there. Beautifully shot with a fantastic female-heavy cast.

The Woman (dir. Lucky McKee, 2011)
One of my favourite indie horror films (that I was lucky enough to design a licensed shirt for, pictured above - thanks Atomic Cotton!). A father and son trap a feral woman they come across in the woods and attempt to “civilize” her - the key word being attempt. Great performances by a variety of female characters in this but definite star is Pollyanna McIntosh as the titular “Woman”. McKee also directed May (2002), about a girl who, obsessed with the idea of a perfect body, creates her own Frankenstein monster-esque lover. Watch both.

Near Dark (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)
One of my favourite vampire films, EVER. This was Bigelow’s solo directorial debut and from what I’ve read she had to deal with quite a bit of gender bias after being brought onto the project. I for one am glad she stuck it out!

Ôdishon (Audition) (dir. Takashi Miike, 1999)
This one goes out to all the ladies that have dreamt of getting payback on that date who never called back. Definitely one for fans of slow burn horror; don’t expect much excitement until the end, but it is so worth it. I cringed. A lot.

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I hope everyone is happy and well! Over the next few days and weeks I’m going to be making a few changes to the content on Makeup Tips… I’m hoping to update at least 5 times a week and to answer more of your questions about makeup advice, it is a lot of work but I want to bring you as much makeup advice as I can. I’m going to be dropping my weekly swatch posts and doing them once or twice a month instead. You may have noticed the new “over hyped” post yesterday which is one of the (many) new blog series I’m starting. I hope you all enjoy the new changes that are going to be taking place on Makeup Tips and if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see then let me know! Make sure to follow on Instagram to keep up with everything going on with Makeup Tips and whilst you’re at it follow on Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter, and youtube as well!

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24. - Wanna Label me a Criminal and Cuff me Up.

I’m out this motherfucker?
I can go?
Oh, fuck y'all eh, fuck the judge
Fuck the motherfuckin’ district attourney and the prosecutor 
And fuck you motherfuckers in the jury box
Fuck all y'all
Cause I’m out on motherfuckin’ bail
y'all ain’t never gonna see me in this motherfucker again

Malakai:

It was the day after everything had gone down at the showcase. I had gone out early and pawned most the shit the boys stole from ole creeps house and proceeded to head down to the shelter.

We had racked in a shitload of money and I happily handed over the entire amount to my favourite old lady, Miss Andrews. As always she refused the money and we spent a good half an hour going back and forth before she finally caved in. 

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So, I have decided to update my favourites tab, it has been a couple months and my blog style has changed. 

Rules: 

  • Mbf me 
  • Must reblog this post (like to bookmark)
  • Be nature or dark pale style 

What you get: 

  • A spot under my favourites tab
  • New friend? 
  • Promotions 
  • Follow back from me (duh) 

For a better chance: 

  • Reblog this more then once 
  • Message me here and tell me about yourself
  • Reblog anything from here or here and message me how many you did 

I will be choosing my favourites when this gets a decent amount of notes. I’m not sure how many I will pick but between five and ten. 

Model, Victoria’s Secret Angel and Max Factor ambassador Candice Swanepoel answers our 10 burning beauty questions.


What products do you use on your skin?

Because I wear a lot of make-up for work it’s really important to keep my skin clean after work so I use a great natural face wash, Tea Tree Oil and Green Tea. I use organic coconut oil to take my make-up off, I also add it to my smoothies to keep my skin glowing. It’s a great all round natural beauty product. The main thing my mum taught me was that you can never be too young to start taking care of your skin. No matter how tired I am, I will never sleep in my make-up.

What lessons have you learned from make-up artists backstage at the shows and on shoots?

Pat McGrath taught me all about contouring, which is really big right now. It’s also really important to find the right colours and shades for you. What may suit one person may not suit you, so find what works for your face shape and tones.


What are your summer make-up essentials?

Max Factor’s Miracle Match foundation - It gives skin good coverage, but with a really light, nourished finish. Also I love a red lipstick - I’m currently using the new Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick. It’s really soft in texture, the colour is really bright and it stays put. Mascara is always in my handbag - I’m using Max Factor Velvet Volume Mascara right now. I recently shot the campaign with Pat and I love the soft, velvet feel it gives to my lashes.


How do you create perfect beach hair?

When it’s wet, tie it in a twisted bun and then undo to reveal wavy hair. Bio Oil is my favourite product from back home in South Africa and I love using it on my hair and body.


For your latest Max Factor campaign you were transformed into Marilyn Monroe - who’s your personal beauty icon?

Being transformed into Marilyn was so much fun. It was quite a process and to see the final look when I saw my reflection was amazing. Marilyn Monroe is such a big icon for so many women so it was really fun. It was a full transformation - hair, make-up and styling. It took about one and a half hours and I loved the final look. I take a lot of inspiration from the supermodels of the Nineties - Linda Evangelista, Bo Derek and Stephanie Seymour. They were unapologetic, strong women who were sexy and powerful.


What’s the best thing about being a model?

Definitely being able to travel to amazing places, working in an extremely creative environment. I feel very lucky to be able to work with people from all over the world, everyone has their story and their journey and we’re all there to have fun and create art in our own way.

What are your tips for perfectly toned abs?

Boxing, laughing a lot, pilates, yoga - everything that involves core exercises.


What is your favourite way to keep fit?

I have a trainer in New York who has been working with me for about eight years now. Over the years my workouts have changed, I do a lot of yoga, boxing when I have energy, pilates on the reformer and lots of resistance training. I love yoga for the spiritual and physical sides. It’s hard to meditate in New York City, which is why I like to travel to remote places where I am surrounded by nature. I meditate through yoga.

What’s your biggest beauty indulgence?

A great moisture mask or face massage. I have a facial once a month but I have to keep where I go a secret!


What beauty advice would you give your 16-year-old self?

Don’t pluck your eyebrows, don’t dye your hair and lay off on the smoky eye.