oil residue

anonymous asked:

Hi Kylie!!! First thank you for being so nice and always answering asks you're literally so soft <3 <3 <3 I wanted to start a skin care routine but honestly the most I've used before was micellar water and idk what to use or how... any recs? I have dry skin if that helps!! and thank you again!!

firstly i would definite start off as small as possible! introduce one product at a time and give it at least a week (without adding other new stuff) to see how the product acts with your skin and you can easily identify if it’s causing breakouts!

here are some products i would personally suggest:

  • oil cleanser: i swear by the oil cleansing method and it’s a really good way to clear your pores by massaging. i would definitely, definitely suggest if you wear makeup or sunscreen on the daily bc not only is it nice self care via massage, it’s more gentle / thorough than makeup wipes or micellar water. i currently use the shiseido perfect cleansing oil and i would recommend!
    since you own a micellar water already, i’d recommend using that to clean the oil residue off after you emulsify.
  • toner: i know micellar water is toted as a dual cleanser and toner, but i personally don’t find micellar water to be hydrating enough. i currently use the hada labo shirojyun lotion (dw, it is a toner despite the name) and i would recommend this one and the gokujyun lotion! (if you live in nz, you can find these at japan mart!)
  • moisturiser: in korean beauty there is a ton of names of moisturisers depending on the consistency, but since you’re starting out i would start with one - i would suggest a gel cream or regular cream. i personally love the texture of gel creams and they’re great for oily / normal skin, but a heavier cream might be better for dry skin. my hg is the belif aqua bomb but it’s kinda expensive T___T
  • sheet masks: honestly my fave, and a great way to relax and you can also pop in the fridge during summer and it’s so good for cooling down. these are basically the same as toner / essence tbh but it’s a fun activity so i’d still recommend it haha. my faves are the innisfree it’s real squeeze line and dr morita moisturising essence masks.
  • sunscreen: some might not consider this as skincare but i think sunscreen is super important!! in nz where i live, the uv index is like 9 on a daily basis especially in summer, and btw you’re not safe in winter either if it snows where you live because snow reflects uv rays which means almost double the uv strength. ALSO even though a ton of foundations, etc. do contain spf just be aware that the spf makes up a super small portion of the formula of the foundation. you need ¼ of a teaspoon of direct spf (sunscreen) to have enough coverage and to get the same amount of protection you’d need to cake on the foundation heaps. (sorry for the rant lmao)
    i’m really wary of tanning (because i wear glasses and i don’t wanna have a stupid glasses tan lol) and also skin diseases so i always wear sunscreen. asian brand sunscreens are my fave for the face because they tend to have elegant formulas are less thick and greasy than some western formulas. my current fave is the hado labo perfect uv gel for the face and then neutrogena ultra sheer for the body.
Oil Cleansing

“As counterproductive as it may sound, oil cleansing is a terrific way to cleanse your skin… Here’s a fact though: oil dissolves oil. This means that by using the right oils, you can effectively cleanse your skin. When done correctly and consistently, oil cleansing can clear up the following skin conditions: oily skin, dry skin, acne, whiteheads, and blackheads.” - Willow And Sage, Autumn 2016, ‘The Ins And Outs Of Oil Cleansing’ <- aka where this info was retrieved from

necessities:
-hot water
-oil
-soft washcloth

the oil for you:
CASTOR: most effective for cleansing. usually part of an oil-cleansing blend
JOJOBA: good for all skin types, especially acne-prone
SWEET ALMOND: all skin types, especially oily
GRAPE SEED: all types, especially oily
AVOCADO: best for dry/aging skin
SUNFLOWER SEED: all types
ARGAN: pricey !! but good for all types, especially aging

blends:
castor is good for cleaning but can by drying. here are variations for skin types:

OILY SKIN: 2/3 castor oil to 1/3 carrier oil
NORMAL SKIN: equal parts castor + carrier oil
DRY SKIN: 1/3 castor to 2/3 carrier oil

to cleanse skin:
“unlike washing your face with soap and water, there is no need to remove any makeup before you begin… using your fingertips, gently massage a small amount of oil into your skin, taking care around your eyes… rub oil into skin for about 2 minutes. place a wash cloth in hot water and wring out excess water. place the washcloth over your face and let it sit and steam up your skin. this is key to removing dirt from your pores. wash out the washcloth and repeat this two or three times. remove all oil residue from your face with your damp washcloth. moisturize as desired.”

in short:
1. massage oil into face with fingertips for ~2 minutes
2. place a wrung-out cloth with hot water over the face to steam skin
3. repeat 2-3 times
4. remove oil residue with cloth and moisturize

Seven things found the morning after

1. A sparkling trail, which you follow with trepidation lest it be the vomit of someone who ate poisoned glitter; it leads down the garden path, across the allotments and makes a side turn at the railway embankment to reveal a leg-sized slug under a bush. If you check your phone history you will find a seven-minute call to rent-a-slug. They do not do refunds.

2. Your housekeys, which are inside a glass egg inscribed with some rather important-looking formulae. Separately, there is a burn mark on the lawn and a selection of tumblers lying around with motor oil residue in the bottom. You are not sure whether, why or what to call a locksmith.

3. There is a lot of washing up, as you no doubt anticipated. The washing up is up. Some of it is about a metre up, some of it has risen up two or three metres, and some of it is presumably so far up that it has disappeared. It is not entirely obvious how to get it back again. In contrast, your dressing gown is down and you will probably need to dig a hole to retrieve it.

4. Bulgaria. Is it more correct to say that you have found Bulgaria, or that Bulgaria has found you? Bulgaria was certainly not there yesterday afternoon. Nevertheless, Bulgaria is definitely there now, and the maps of the world will have to be redrawn, and you have probably precipitated yet another thorny geopolitical situation for an overstretched world to deal with. Or you could ask Bulgaria to quietly go back to where it was before too much of a fuss is raised, but you will have to wake it up first.

5. The cursed treasure of Margaret the Bold. This is also a problem. We don’t know if you remember agreeing with the pirates about how shiny it is. It is certainly shiny. They neglected to mention that the treasure comes with a guard of seventy-three dead sailors, and that those sailors are now in your kitchen, farting and swearing and singing barbershop quartets in a variety of exciting keys. Your best bet is to try and palm it off on a local museum.

6. An inside-out shed. It appears to have won the inaugural inside-out shed competition. As a result, the entire world is now your gadgetcave. You are also obliged under international shed law to host the second inside-out shed competition, so you’d better get to it. There’s a year to go. They expect biscuits.

7. The year 2022. It is not yet the year 2022, but apparently 2022 didn’t realise this. It seems confused, and would like a hug. We think a lot of people hugged it last night and it got a bit drunk. It’s still here now and doesn’t want to go home. You are not sure what will happen at midnight on December 31st, 2021 if it doesn’t.

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Prompt:  Hi! I love your writing. Can you make a Kirk x reader where the reader is a huge prankster and just keeps on making Jim annoyed but he secretely likes it? Include the crew too please! Thank you so much!
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Author’s Note: This is really just an excuse to use this gif….

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Maria the Jewess, a legendary alchemist of the first centuries ce, reputedly quoted that “One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth.” While the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) localized the axiom to the sphere of analytical psychology as symbolic recognition of the lifelong process of individuation or self-actualization, most esotericists and occultists have understood it as the cosmic schism initiated by the friction between the active, masculine “Sol” and the passive, feminine “Luna” to enable a third state. The third denotes a condition of creative unity through synthesis, but also the fallen Adamic state of conceptual limitation, inertia, petrification, devolution, stagnation and neutralization. One could call it the inverse of Jungian individuation; an annulment of the two volatile formative powers hastened by their conflicting charges. The cross of the elements and the quasi-historical crucifixion of the Christ are figurative transliterations of this mode of existence.

In defiance of the Jungian perspective, the just mentioned condition is not exclusive to the psychological realm but extends to encompass all processes of creation. The Swiss polymath Paracelsus (1493-1541) named these three principles of primal matter Philosophical Sulphur (soul), Mercury (spirit) and Salt (body). Proceeding from this Neoplatonic-flavoured division of the cosmos Paracelsus argued that the first exhibited a neutral charge, the second a positive charge, and the third a negative charge.Sulphur or ‘soul’ is the mediating principle between ‘spirit’ and ‘body’ that fuses the polar opposites together for a complete life cycle of the organism or object whilst concurrently accounting for physiognomy and growth, Mercury or ‘spirit’ is the intangible essence that mimics corporeal vapour or water and eludes direct observation and quantitative analysis, and Salt or ‘body’ binds the physical form together so that it doesn’t dissipate and adheres to the ashes once the organism or object is alchemically burned.

Frater Albertus’s (1911-1984) spagyrical method for the isolation of the life principle or vital force of a particular plant or herb is based on the same theoretical premises. In his vivifying, concise, and instructive work The Alchemist’s Handbook, Frater Albertus reintroduces practical alchemy to a hitherto untutored American audience and makes a startling revelation in the process; the blueprint, signature, life principle, vital force–call it what you will–can in fact be can be isolated from an organism or substance through conventional chemical procedures. According to Albertus subjecting a fresh or dried herb to the distillatory process generates a twofold division of matter into oil and dead residue. The latter can be charred to black and light grey cinders; this is physical Salt. Unlike Mercury whose characteristics and vibrations are uniform across each of the three primary kingdoms, the fundamental makeup of Salt is different in organisms or substances that share a particular classification. The reason for this might lie in the fact that Salt carries the individual qualities of the organism, the outward and inward features which make it unique in the cosmos.            

When transposed to the microcosm Salt assumes multiple forms and possesses a double meaning; it is the corporeal vessel itself, the human body and brain in which the mind and unconscious will are confined, as well as the corpus of physical senses that keeps one bound to carnal pleasures and conditioned to archaic perceptions which inadvertently withhold the widening of individual consciousness. Its power of inertia disables the conjunction of ego with the paraphysical multiverse that illuminates an underlying cohesion to all life and facilitates meaning, like a transistor delimiting the passage of electrical signals to an electronic gadget. If watery Mercury acts as a dissolving and evaporative agent and fiery Sulphur as a combustive and coagulative one, then Salt, like its purely physical constituent, must be the calcined ashes that delineate the contemporaneous form of the volatile spirit.  

In the repeated conjunctions of Sulphur (soul) and Mercury (spirit) that enable the alchemical movement from prima materia to ultima materia, Salt (body) serves as the mold enabling the limitless and eternal powers to intersect and creatively unite in quite the same way that the rungs of a ladder allows one to vertically ascend along the wall of a multistory building. In transposing this cosmic state to the human microcosm and macrocosm we see that, when hermetically purged of its egoisms, its self-centred and self-gratifying urges and its sexually-orientated lusts, the mind-body interaction facilitates contemplation of these individual ‘fixative’ states by incarcerating the multifaceted field of suprapersonal psychic energy emanating from the primordial abyss of the collective cosmic psyche. One could compare Salt (body) to a stone bridge arching over a torrential waterway, enabling a bird’s eye view of the subjectively experienced kaleidoscope of consciousness, or a digital camera which captures portraits of the same individual as he or she traverses the eternal sands of time. Much like the stone bridge or digital camera, Salt permits the divine intellect to objectively sense and perceive, to interpret and comprehend the causal interaction between an outer, natural world existing in time and space and an inner, spiritual and psychic realm of forms and ideas in which time and space are nonexistent. It is, without a doubt, an intuitively felt, objectified and clearly demarcated echo of cosmic anatomy.    

In alchemical esotericism, Philosophical Salt is exemplified by a circle bisected by a horizontal line.

What to Use and What NOT to Use to Get Rid of Blackheads

What Are Blackheads?

Blackheads are pores in your skin that have become clogged with natural skin oils and other debris that become oxidized when they hit the surface of your skin. Some people think the dark color means they have dirt in their pores, but that’s not it. Just as an apple will turn brown if you leave it out in the air, the natural skin oils and skin cells trapped in your pores will also turn dark when exposed to the air.

What Causes Blackheads?

If you have blackheads, it doesn’t mean you’re not cleaning your face enough. Instead, it means you likely have oily or combination skin, and tend to produce more natural skin oils than those with normal or dry skin. This excess oil backs up in your pores, clogging them up instead of flowing naturally to the surface of your skin.

Part of the problem is in your genes, and of course there’s nothing you can do about them! There are other factors involved, however, that you can do something about:

  • Dead skin cells: In a blackhead, the excess oil mixes with dead skin cells that have not yet been sloughed off the surface of the skin. Therefore, exfoliating to help get rid of those dead cells can help.
  • Seasonal changes: Hormonal changes and seasonal changes can affect how much natural oil your skin is producing. During times of high heat (summer) or during your monthly cycle, you can take extra steps to absorb the excess oil from your skin, to reduce blackheads.
  • Improper skin care: Failure to cleanse, tone, and moisturize every day can leave makeup, oil, and residue on your skin that can encourage the formation of blackheads.

What NOT to Do

Millions of people have blackheads, which means that there is no shortage of products out there marketed to help you get rid of them. Unfortunately, some of them can actually make your acne worse, or may cause damage to your skin.

Here’s what NOT to use when you’re trying to get rid of blackheads:

  • Harsh scrubbing motions: Blackheads are too deep in the pore to respond to scrubbing, so you won’t get rid of them this way. Worse, you can irritate the skin, which will only cause it to produce more oil in its defense.
  • Pore strips: These seem like a good idea, but they remove only the surface of the blackhead, leaving the rest of the clogged pore to rise another day. That means you’ll be using them again and again, which will eventually backfire on you, as they will irritate skin and cause more blackheads. Worse, the ripping motion actually leaves your pores more open and vulnerable to bacteria, which may actually make your pores look bigger and encourage the breakout of whiteheads.
  • Cleansers with irritating chemicals: Cleansers that contain alcohol, sulfates, and other drying and irritating chemicals may leave your face feeling clean, but will also leave it feeling tight and dry. That means your skin will be compensating later by producing more oil—not what you want!
  • Squeezing motions: It’s tempting, as it may dislodge the buildup temporarily, but again, this can backfire on you in the long run. First, your fingers have oils and dirt on them which can contaminate your skin and lead to more blackheads later. Second, you can damage and irritate the skin by squeezing, and create more visible pores as well as redness and swelling.
  • Heavy moisturizers: It may seem obvious that applying oily products to your skin may increase blackheads, but determining just which oils to avoid can be difficult. After all, some natural oils are actually good for oily and combination skin! As a general rule, avoid “heavy” and petroleum-based oils like mineral oil, lanolin, and cocoa butter, along with products that have chemical moisturizers like isopropyl palmitate and butyl stearate.
  • Inappropriate products: Sometimes we concentrate only on our cleansers and moisturizers when trying to get rid of blackheads, and forget that we also put sunscreen and makeup on our faces. It’s just as important to check the ingredient lists on these products to be sure they don’t contain irritating, drying, and pore-clogging ingredients.

What To Do

Now that you know what not to do, what can you do to get rid of blackheads? First, get into the habit of performing a blackhead-free skin care routine every day, which includes these steps:

  1. Cleanse appropriately: Cleanse your skin at least twice a day with a product made for acne-prone skin. Choose carefully, and go with a product that has natural, non-irritating ingredients that will help unclog pores. 
  2. Tone: Toning helps restore the pH balance disrupted by cleansing, and is an important step for helping your skin to remain blackhead-free. Again, choose something gentle and alcohol-free.
  3. Moisturize: Your skin may be producing excess oil, but you still need moisture. If you don’t moisturize, your skin is likely to continue its excess oil production to compensate for the dryness. What you need is a moisturize that will help re-balance your skin’s own oil production. 
  4. Exfoliate: You need to get rid of those dead skin cells on your face, but you need to do it the right way to be sure you don’t overly irritate or inflame your skin. You can try a homemade scrub by combining baking soda and water.
  5. Use a mask: Masks are a good way to get rid of the blackheads you have, and encourage your skin to become clear again. Use only 1-2 times a week as needed.
  6. Consider gentle acids: Acids like salicylic, glycolic, and malic can help dissolve plus and prevent blackheads from forming. These can be too harsh for sensitive skin, however, so if these don’t work for you, consider a honey mask or one made of fruit enzymes. Use 2-3 times a week, as your skin needs it.

That’s your basic routine to help your skin recover a more healthy balance of oils and return to a more smooth, youthful appearance. In addition, try these tips to help keep blackheads away for good:

  • Keep your hair away from your face: You know those blackheads that form on your forehead and temples? Those could be caused by the oils and products in your hair. Try keeping your hair away from your face and see if that helps. Also be careful when applying styling products, that they don’t get on your face, as they can also clog pores.
  • Always wash makeup off before bed: Leaving makeup on your face at night means that the oils, dirt, and chemicals in the makeup will likely sink into your pores and cause blackheads in the future.
  • Wash your pillowcase ever week or more often: Skin oils and bacteria come to rest on your pillow as you sleep. Change it more often to reduce the risk that these elements will be deposited back on your skin.
  • Keep your hands away from your face: The oils, bacteria, and dirt on your fingers and palms are like poison to the skin on your face!
  • Clean your phone daily: Any surface that comes against your face needs to be cleaned—often.
  • Try some makeup-free days: When you don’t have to be anywhere, trying going without makeup to give your skin a break. The fewer the products on your face potentially clogging your pores, the better.
Money/ Financial Prosperity Charm

Hello witchy people!

So I recently became unemployed (I’m actually okay with this) and I’ll been going through the archives looking for a new job or financial prosperity spell that I could adapt to fit my situation, but no luck!

I decided to take this opportunity to cast my first original spell! Please feel free to add to or leave out anything that you like. This is what I had at hand tonight and is kind of impromptu so, I’m sure the spell will evolve over time.

I conducted this spell on a Tuesday during the Waxing Moon. 

What You’ll Need:

- Small glass bottle

- Green candle

- Funnel (not pictured) 

- Money Maker oil (Can use any money/ luck oil, ie., Cinnamon, Ginger, Bayberry, etc.) 

- Herbs:

  • - Vervain: attracts wealth, removes negative energies, aids creativity 
  • Oak Leaf: Money, luck, potency
  • - Silver weed: success, luck, money
  • - Basil: money, success, happiness, mental boost, creativity
  • - 2 whole cloves**: Good luck 
  • - Allspice**: Prosperity and success

** I found whole clove and allspice in my cabinet after I had finished, so they aren’t used in this current charm; had I found them earlier I definitely would have included them. ** 

Steps: 

  1. Combine all your herbs with your mortar and pestle until good and ground/mixed. Really focus on your intentions while grinding down herbs. I like to sing to send more energy into the mixture but that’s just me. 
  2. Uncork your bottle or remove the lid and place your funnel inside the mouth of the bottle. 
  3. take a pinch full or ¼ of the bottle of your herb mixture and funnel it into your bottle
  4. Place a drop of money maker oil into the bottle just about coating the herbs.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the bottle is full or you have no more herbs left, making sure you top off the bottle with a drop of oil.
  6. Seal/Cork your bottle and light your green candle. Once the candle is starts melting down, seal your bottle with the green melted wax. This ensures the bottle will not open, releasing it’s energy. 
  7. While the candle is still lit, place your bottle over the flame until you see your residual oil around the bottom of the bottle start to bubble. (This shouldn’t take more than a minute)

Once cool, petition whomever your seek guidance in to bless and grant your success in your finances or career/ get a new job/ come into stable money. 

For a mock up of what I said: 

Blessed be to you Oshun (Ochun), Goddess of all things beautiful/

I call on you to allow me to find a new job/ 

Thank you Oshun, Goddess of the rivers and streams/ 

The protector of your children/ 

I come to you tonight for guidance in my finances/

For you are gracious as you are beautiful/

Mother Oshun, in you all things are possible/

Your child thanks you.

Place it on your altar or keep it on your person to keep it charged. 

Let me know if you ever use this and how you adapted it for your needs! 

Nice Guys Finish Last pt. 2

Originally posted by u-know-time

A/N: Okay its really long and I have no idea why or how :( I don’t even know where this plot or character development came from, I just wanted to write rebel Tae smut to be honest…

Anyways enjoy <3

Here’s Part 1 as a refresher : Nice Guys Finish Last 

-Ray :)


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Etude House: Wonder Pore Freshner

So thanks to the lovely rivermoda, I have decided to stop being a lazy butt and do some reviews about my Korean skincare lifestyle that I’ve been keeping for over two years now. I have to say that it’s been an amazing experience and I haven’t had as close to clear skin as I do now in literally all my life. Granted, the occasional breakout still happens, but the overall quality (texture, brightness, etc.) has been so vastly different from the acne prone, combination-oily, dull, spotty and sensitive skin I’ve had since hitting puberty. So thank you, Korean skincare for that. Now onto the review!

Description:

Today we have the wonderfully amazing Wonder Pore Freshner by Etude House! Everyone who knows me is familiar with my obsession with this cute and fun brand, but I also love the fact that their products have worked really well for me and my skin type. I’ve been using my for roughly six months now (I know, I know, I should have reviewed before xD), I can say there have been true results. But before we get into that, what does the Wonder Pore Freshener do?

The Wonder Pore Freshner is a total solution for pore “troubles”. It is an astringent toner with antiseptic properties that removes oil, dirt, germs, and residues for clear, healthy skin.


It’s 7 effects are the following:

  • Deep cleanses pores

  • Controls sebum

  • Keeps the ideal pH balance (4.5±1)

  • Keeps the elasticity of pores

  • Refines/brightens skin tone

  • Minimizes appreance of enlarged pores

  • Moisturizes pores and facial skin

It is 6 free, meaning it doesn’t include: parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrance, artificial pigments, talc or animal ingredients.

Weight/Amount – 250 ml

Directions:

So there’s about three recommended ways for you to use this product according to Etude House, and I’ll admit I’ve only used two of those methods. But, for the purpose of being informative and helpful, I shall discuss them all.

  • TONERFirst, we have the function as a toner. This is primarily why I bought the item, since I needed a toner and a pore controlling one sounded right up my alley! For toning, I simply take a cotton ball or pad, pour some Freshner onto it, and then gently stroke my face with it in upwards and outwards motions. I don’t know how long I do this for, but my skin feels better when it’s absorbed in so I just know.

  • MIST Second, if you put the Freshner into a misting bottle (I own one from a previous product so I didn’t need to buy one. Etude House sells it’s custom sized misting bottle, but you can grab a quick one from the dollar store too), you’ve got a mist! I use this in rotation with my Etude House I’m Blooming Sebum Control Mist and The Face Shop Pure Water Facial Mist in Jeju Orange (a later review on those, promise!) and it’s super refreshing~! I like to spray this just before putting on my face cream if it’s in the sticky summer months, or during the day when my skin needs a picker-upper.

  • SHEET MASKThe third use, which I have not tried, is to soak a cotton mask in the Wonder Pore Freshner and use it like a sheet mask. I’ve been wanting to try this, but at the same time I don’t want to excessively use my miraculous toner, so I haven’t used it as a sheet mask. Maybe when I get the 500ml one, I shall. Basically though, you have one of those dime sized folded sheet masks, you pour the Freshner on it, let the mask absorb the liquid for I’d say at least 20 minutes, and then follow instructions of normal sheet masks. (If you have a sheet mask saved from an older one, like I do, gentle wash it so as not to tear it but thoroughly so it’s hygienic for use, store it in a Ziploc baggie until use, and then try this out!)

Results:

So I’m really stupid for not taking a photo of my pores before receiving the Wonder Pore Freshner and since I’ve been using this more than six months, the pictures below probably can’t explain to you how much better my skin has gotten with the use of this. However, for review purposes I tried. This is a before and after picture, where the left is a freshly cleansed “shower face” with my enlarged pores (if you could call them that anymore xD) and right after using my Wonder Pore Freshner. As I’ve said, that difference isn’t extreme, but I’ve also been using this miracle product for a long time and it’s shrunk my pores massively. There is a decrease in size, so can you image what my skin looked like before?

(Photo Warning – Extreme close up of face, please don’t get grossed out!)

Pros:

  • Claims: It really does cleanse, moisturizes, tighten and prevent enlargement of pores. Those claims are 100% true from my personal testing of this product. It also is amazing at sebum control, yay! In conjunction with that, it’s been helping with my acne control, so I guess that’s five out of the seven claims confirmed? (I’m not sure how to test the pH of my skin at home so I can’t confirm or deny this claim, and I can’t say it has a brightening effect in the typical manner other Korean skincare products have so I also can’t say it does this?)

  • It comes in two sizes (250 ml and 500 ml) which are both great value for price when it comes to product.

  • Not crazy expensive. It’s great quality for price in comparison to the American brands I used to use for my skincare.

  • It has a clean, almost astringent smell? It’s kind of green and citrus-y, and though I’ve read a lot of people don’t like that smell, I really find comfort in it. The Skin Mal:gəm Fresh has a similar scent and I love that one too.

Cons:

  • I bought the 250 ml because I wasn’t sure of the results this product would have, but was still expecting the press pump. Unfortunately, that feature only comes with the 500 ml version, so I was really upset about that. If you want the press pump (and who wouldn’t after results this awesome?), get the 500 ml size.

  • Difficult to obtain outside of the internet. (I wish Etude House had international stores :O )

Recommendation and Rating:

Should you buy it?

                      ☑ Yes

                       ◻ No

                       ◻ Depends

How do you rate this product (out of 5 stars)?

                       ★★★★★

Repurchase (and where to buy):

I’ll definitely be repurchasing this so long as they make this superb product. I’ll also not make the frugal mistake of only buying the 250 ml. I’ll be getting the 500 ml version for sure.

I bought mine from W2Beauty, a great site run by the lovely Alice and recommend you get it from there. There are also tons of shops on eBay that sell Etude House products, so check out shops there!

=(O)=

Hope you enjoyed my review and let me know if you have questions! I want ti start reviewing things more so keep an eye out for those on occasion~!

Admiration

Hey, hino-of-the-dawn, I wrote you a thing. It’s partially a late birthday present. I’m sorry, it sucks. Thanks to mooberg for reading it and convincing me to post it, I s’pose.

Warnings: Language, Violence, All of the homo.

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The first time Sniper had found a box in his van, he was sure there had been a mail mix up at the base.

Then he realized if he’d gotten the box in the mail, he would have had to grab it himself when Dell passed out letters and postcards. Engie would never take the time to drive all the way out to the aussie’s camper just to drop off his mail; If anything, he’d send Pyro, and then the paper box wouldn’t have survived.

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Stone “Saison”

86 B+


Stone decided to join the Farmhouse bandwagon with this new Saison, available Spring through Summer. Some additional ingredients were added to the brew, including lemon peel, lemon thyme, and lavender grown at Stone Gardens. Aromas carry that distinct floral nature of Belgian yeast, then push even further into herbal notes provided by the lemon thyme and lavender. Malts smell freshly ground with a bready character. Hops bring a pronounced impact from the lemon peel, held above grassy undertones. Further interest comes in a hint of mango, ginger, and black pepper.


The palate starts out with a quick honey sweetness, then grows sour as bright citrus highlights give an impression of orange oil and lemon verbena. Further fruitiness tastes like apple and white grape. As hops begin to fill the middle register, herbal elements emerge as sage, thyme, and grass. Bitterness steps on the back, releasing some IPA qualities in the form of rosemary, pine needles, and grapefruit peel. A sharp bite of black pepper marks the climax, then bready malts finally say goodbye. The mouthfeel is lively with effervescent carbonation, reaching a crisp peak that leaves dry. A decent amount of residual hop oils are left clinging.


Their approach is undeniably West Coast, but there are at least some connections to the source. This is just a little too hoppy for a Saison, so it comes across more like a spiced-up Belgian IPA. In terms of flavor, malts provide consistent support until the end. I appreciate how the sweetness is proportionate to bitterness, then sourness outshines all the rest. It’s a fusion with some interesting novelty. I might try it once again, because it does taste pretty good, but I’m not impressed.


$9.76 / 6-pack

6.0%

45 IBU

Escondido, California

You don’t always want to get your hair wet. Perhaps it’s freezing outside, or you’ve got no time, or your gym has the worst shampoo ever (try our minis!), or your arm is sore from blow-drying yesterday. No need to make excuses—here are seven ways to freshen up your look, no towel-turban required. HOLLY SIEGEL

1. DE-FRIZZ AND ADD SHINE WITH AGAVE HEALING OIL TREATMENT
Second-day strands can get frizzy and lackluster, especially when you’re already prone to dryness. Condition and smooth thirsty ends with a dab of this lightweight plant-based oil.

2. ADD VOLUME WITH BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING DRYSPUN FINISH
Yesterday your look may have been va-va-voom, but today it’s a little deflated. Spray on a root pick-me-up and all-over fullness with this silky formula. 

3. REFRESH CURLS WITH DEVACURL MIST-ER RIGHT
Somehow scents like smog, smoke, and food seem to get just a bit more tangled up in curls. Deposit a dose of lavender fragrance while bringing them back to buoyant.

4. SOAK UP OIL WITH DRYBAR DETOX DRY SHAMPOO
Got a perfect blowout and want to keep it going? The micro powder in this product absorbs oil, sans residue, while extending the life of your style in one fine mist.

5. ADD TEXTURE WITH LIVING PROOF AMP2 INSTANT TEXTURE VOLUMIZER
Great for short styles, a dime-sized amount of this silicone- and oil-free formula gives hair shape for 48 hours. Yes—that means third-day hair.

6. HOLD IT TOGETHER WITH LIVING PROOF FLEX SHAPING HAIRSPRAY
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Disclaimer: what I’m about to tell you is a little weird but I am SUPER excited about it

I applied a hot coconut oil treatment to my hair this afternoon. Summers in the south do wonders for your hair (so much so that the local news forecasts bad hair days), and I read from multiple sources that coconut oil is the most effective at helping repair dry and damaged hair because the molecules are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft. I had my mom wrap my entire head in cling film (sorry but I will not be sharing photos of this) and went about my day (inside the house, of course). Well, if you’ve ever used a hair mask like this y'all know just how difficult it is to get all of the oil residue out of your hair. So I did some researchin’ and… EGG YOLKS WAS THE ANSWER. I whipped up an egg yolk with some tap water and Y'ALL IT WORKED LIKE A MIRACLE– I didn’t even need shampoo, what the what?! It works because the fattiness of the yolk cuts through the oiliness of the… Oil (like dissolves like amirite?!). There may or may not have been a piece of scrambled egg in my hair when I hopped in the shower afterward but this is something I just had to share with you. My life is changed forever, all because of egg yolks. Good for breakfast, even better for your hurr.

anonymous asked:

How do you clean makeup brushes? Specifically really thick & compact foundation brushes??

When cleaning foundation brushes you can add a tiny bit of olive oil to any soap that you use, the oil will help break down the foundation (similar to how cleansing oils break down your makeup for a better clean) so you can really deep clean the brush. The olive oil will also help lightly condition your brush hairs so they stay soft. Just make sure not to use too much olive oil so there’s no left over oil residue on your brushes. 

Foundation brushes should be washed ideally after every use, especially if you’re acne prone. Not cleaning your foundation brush frequently enough is a major cause of acne. I always noticed if I haven’t washed my foundation brush in a week or two (i’m lazy) i’ll start breaking out. I sometimes even double cleanse the brush! 

You clean your brushes by running them under luke warm water and wetting the brush hairs avoiding the metal barrel to keep the glue holding the brush together dry. When the brush is damp, lather up with unscented dish soap, baby shampoo or brush soap until the lather turns color indicating that the makeup is being cleansed off the brush. Then rinse the hairs under warm water until the water is clear and free of any bubbles! Dry them laying flat so the water won’t seep down into the barrel. 

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Whether they’re dry, dull, damaged (or all three), beat-up nails are never beyond repair. These souped-up staples nurse them back to health with advanced formulas for every care concern. Think of them as must-haves, mini spa treatments—they nourish, restore, and protect even the most worn-out nails and cuticles. Below are eight ways to neater nails. RENEE TRILIVAS

1. PREP WITH DEBORAH LIPPMANN THE STRIPPER LAVENDER NAIL LACQUER REMOVER
Get a clean slate with this aloe-infused remover. From dense darks to chunky glitters, the hydrating formula wipes away all traces of polish in one swift swipe while leaving behind a calming lavender scent.

2. STRENGTHEN WITH JULEP MIGHTY NAIL & CUTICLE SERUM
Fortify both nails and cuticles with one super-charged serum. These convenient, dial-up pen brushes put on the perfect dose of keratin-building proteins and peptides to treat nails without creating a sticky mess.

3. PRIME WITH FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA CLEANSE – NAIL CLEANSER
Eliminate residue and oil by priming nails with this soothing vitamin E cleanser. With purifying witch hazel, this pre-manicure treatment creates a spotless surface and solid foundation for lacquer to latch onto.

4. CONDITION WITH JULEP OXYGEN NAIL TREATMENT
Harden brittle, peeling nails with this creamy-pink tinted treatment that features a patented Hexanal formulation and anti-aging plant stem cell complex. Brush on the treatment once or twice a week and watch weakened nails transform in no time.

5. BRIGHTEN WITH PERFECT FORMULA PINK GEL COAT
Optically enhance stained, yellowed nails with this protective polish. The protein-packed formula amplifies the nails’ natural rosy glow while making the whites appear whiter.

6. SHINE WITH DEBORAH LIPPMANN GEL LAB
Give dull nails a healthy, gel-like luster without the damage. This two-step manicure kit delivers a super-shiny, longwearing finish—plus, an easy removal that’s gentle on nails.

7. SET WITH JULEP FREEDOM POLYMER TOP COAT
Lock in polish to a smudge-proof finish in five minutes flat. This rock-hard topcoat cures nail color while smoothing uneven brush stokes and application flaws.

8. FINISH WITH FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA DRY – NAIL DRYING SPRAY
Speed up drying time with this easy-to-use spray. After brushing on topcoat, wait one to two minutes, then mist to set color. The powerful formula penetrates all layers of polish—even down to the base coat.

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Sephora Collection / Instant Nail Polish Remover
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Magickal Herbs: How to... make herbal oils?

Oils with extracts of medicinal plants are produced based on olive oil.

Dried herbs are preferred over fresh plants,  which can be quite easily rancid and hard to remove when it’s time. It is also important during the extraction of the herbs to shake the oil once daily, and after the herbs are drawn to sieve the oil and remove any (or most) of the residue. 

Oils with medicinal plant extract can be created the best in small quantities and kept in dark bottles. They are mainly used externally.

I will be explaining all of known herbs to me adding which ones are suitable for oils and with exact ways and measurements to work with. 

This is when you will find me,
in my witching hour…

badonkadonk88  asked:

My roots get oily fast and lose their volume by the next day. Any suggestions? I only wash my hair 3 times a week as well.

Use a clarifying shampoo :)

It gives more of a deep clean than regular shampoos so it gets rid off any residue on your hair from hair creams, serums, oils, dry shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, etc. A clarifying shampoo gets your hair squeaky clean and super shiny! The cleaner the hair, the slower it will get oily. Plus product build up in your hair prevents any hair masks, oils, etc from fully penetrating your hair becoming less effective. Basically, you need a clarifying shampoo in your life.

Product build up and oils also cause your hair to be more flat because the weight of the product residue and oils are weighing your hair down. When your hair is squeaky clean it’s more voluminous!

I wouldnt recommend using a clarifying shampoo every time you wash your hair because it can be a little too deep cleaning stripping your hairs oils if you use it multiple times a week. You want to use it once a week or once every two weeks.

My fav is the Neutrogena Anti Residue Clarifying Shampoo

And the obvious solution, dry shampoo!

Dry shampoo makes your hair less oily, gives volume and just refreshes it.

For volume try Pssst Dry Shampoo, this one gives more volume and doesnt take away oils as much but still does the job none the less. This gives a ton of volume! Great for thin hair or flat second day hair.

For super clean feeling hair I love Batiste Dry Shampoo, it doesnt give as much volume as Pssst but it makes your hair look and feel more shiny and bouncy. I also love that they have scented ones and a formula for dark hair so your hair doesnt look white!

Did you know if you touch the delicate wing of a butterfly it can never fly again. Because of the oil residue our fingers leave are to heavy for them…I believe there are many people like that one touch by the right or wrong person & they can never fly again
—  Nicky-poisonivy