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Yay! The War on Everyone US Blu-ray is out today! #AlexanderSkarsgard

There is only one extra (COME. ON.) but it is pretty good. There is a 7-minute feature called “Everyone Sounds Off” and it has cast interviews and behind-th-scenes footage with Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Tessa Thompson, Theo James, Malcolm Barrett, Stephanie Sigman, Paul Reiser and David Wilmot (surprisingly, no John Michael McDonagh). The extra has a wee bit more footage than previously shown in the UK version (but the UK version has way more extras, which I recommend if you can get it to play for you - Region 2).

This movie is wickedly funny! If you are an Alexander Skarsgård fan this film is a must-see, must have!

^my photo of the Blu-ray home page (they show video clips behind Alex & Michael Peña). 

Order on Amazon. It comes out in Australia on April 19 (video) and in Japan on June 2.

Me: *finds cute and interesting character*
Me: yes!
Me: *learns that the character or the actor who plays him, has a nontraditional orientation*
Me:

7 vintage beauty tips that you should try today

My mom used to try and pawn her old clothes off on me. My reply was always something in line with, “Mother, I wouldn’t wear that tunic from the ‘70s if Grace Coddington herself passed it down to me.”

That is, until mom’s entire wardrobe made an appearance in various updated incarnations at NYFW. Was I surprised? Not really. They say everything old is new again, right?

Mom tends to do that. She takes great pride in passing things down to me, whether it’s an old skirt or beauty tips she abided by in her youth. Despite the advances we’ve made in modern day beauty products, there’s something quaint about tying rags in your hair or using strawberry puree to give your skin new life. 

However, that doesn’t mean I’m willing to try everything or recommend you try it. Charcoal was commonly mixed with petroleum jelly and used as as eyeliner and brow filler, but how much sense does it make to track down charcoal and smear it on your eyes when $3 waterproof eyeliner exists? Nada. 

The upside of vintage beauty tips resides mainly in convenience and cost saving. If your wallet isn’t bursting with Creme de la Mer income, most of these tips are easily accessible and in many cases, already something you have at home. 

So if you’re in the mood to channel Rita Hayworth or you’re just flat broke and still want to look decent, here are some handy vintage beauty tips that still make sense to try today. 

Originally posted by notin-nottingham

Rag rolls

Create curls without heat damage or sleeping on big clunky rollers. Cut up an old piece of fabric so you have 10-15 long strips about 1.5″wide. When your hair is still a little damp, spritz on leave-in conditioner and divide your hair into small sections. Roll up each section using the fabric strips and tie up the ends. I realize how confusing this sounds so here’s an easy to follow Youtube tutorial that even the likes of me can follow.

Originally posted by gypsyastronaut

Beer hair rinse

Women in the pin-up era swore by rinsing their hair in warm, flat beer for extra volume and shine. Have I tried it? No, but I have one lonely bottle of Mill Street Organic I’m willing to donate to this beauty endeavour. Select a hoppier beer for the best results and rinse with cold water following your beer bath. 

Originally posted by uniquevintage1

Baking soda to whiten teeth

Long before Crest Whitestrips, you had good old baking soda to give you a mouthful of pearly whites. It makes sense since baking soda is a mildly abrasive, and is also used to get stains out of clothing. No complicated steps involved in this one, just combine baking soda with water and lemon juice to create a paste and rub or brush onto teeth. Rinse and admire.

Originally posted by nitratediva

Strawberries as a facial cleanser and tint

Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly were proponents of this beauty tip – and who are we to argue with these iconic beauties? Their rationale was that strawberries helped improve the skin’s complexion and luminosity. Smaller pores was also part of the deal. While this beauty tip seems more time consuming than simply purchasing a jug of drugstore facial cleanser and being done with it, it’s an all natural alternative for those who prefer little to no chemicals in their beauty routine. 

Originally posted by chungskings

Mint leaves/cucumber/rose water for dark undereye circles

Dark circles have plagued women for as long as we’ve been concerned with appearances. Women used to crush mint leaves and apply it to their eyes and watch dark circles disappear. Cucumber is another solution that’s well known to us. Rose water has many beneficial properties but its calming effect on skin is probably why most people use it. It’s been known to banish redness and puffiness and leaves a lovely scent behind. 

Originally posted by theglossdotcom

Cold cream

Cold cream still exists – but you’d never know it. It seemed to disappear into oblivion, replaced by a million different potions. Some promise to cure acne, dark circles and redness while others claim to turn back time. Cold cream was used for a variety of purposes back then and I’d be curious to see if it makes a comeback. Sometimes, paring things down, including your beauty routine is all your skin really needs. 

Originally posted by nitratediva

The benefits of a little ice water

If American actress, Joan Crawford was your grandmother, she’d probably tell you to splash ice water on your face every morning to maintain a perfect visage. Supposedly, a little facial ice bath will constrict the opening of pores and reduce any redness on your skin. 

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REVOLUTION | 2.14 | Duncan repays the debt

She’s the one I owe…

You’re way better than he deserves.

In Name Only-Part 12

The Winchesters were the richest family in your hometown of Lawrence, Kansas.  John Winchester has his hands in just about everything in town.  Oldest son Dean helps his father run the company.   Younger son Sam wants nothing to do with the family business and is constantly getting in trouble.  Your parents have just died and you find out that your father owed John Winchester a LOT of money.

Characters: John Winchester, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Donna Hanscum Winchester, Sarah Winchester, (OC Dean and Donna’s daughter), Bobby Singer, Karen Singer, Amy Singer, (OC Reader’s sister), Reader, Jody Mills, Fergus MacLeod, Billie, Dr. Ellen Harvelle

You opened Your mouth to speak, but no words came out. Two pairs of eyes, one green and one blue-green, stared at you, expecting you to have all the answers.  Suddenly the tiny waiting room was closing in on you, and you felt like you couldn’t breathe.  

You flashed back to a different hospital and a different waiting room.  “I……I can’t do this!” You whispered in a choked voice before running from the room and fleeing down the hallway.  You just needed to get outside and get some fresh air.

You made it as far as the little remembrance garden in from of the hospital before you fell to your knees and lost the entire contents of your stomach.  That’s where Donna found you, still on the ground, weeping silently.

“Y/N! Are you okay? Why are you out here?” Donna asked quietly, rubbing your back.

 You felt your stomach roll and you swallowed down nausea before speaking.  “They want to pull the plug on John.  He’s basically brain dead.  Sam and Dean are arguing.  They can’t agree on what to do.  They wanted me to decide.  I started flashing back to when my parents died and I had to make the decision to pull the plug on my Dad. Can you go talk to them please?”

“Wouldn’t you rather I stay with you?” Donna asked quietly.

“They need you now, Don.  I’ll be fine…. I just need a few minutes.”  

“Well okay then,” Donna replied.  She patted you once more and then headed inside.

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