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pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)

The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set. 

Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.

Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!

my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.

They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)

As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.

(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make

so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC. 

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Did my makeup yesterday and i was hella hot.
I did a winter inspired eye look with frosty white, silver, and blue. I did a valentines day sweetheart lip (thanks to my natural cupids bow and some slight accentuating). And I did dark silver brows and light silver highlights 😊

I have been feeling p feminine lately which is nice cause i was p masc for a while

If you wanna know what i used feel free to ask👌🏼

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Apparently this needs to be said...

I’m seeing a consistent trend on here in that there is this strange and completely innacurate idea that “healthy is different for everyone.” I mean, to an extent, yes that’s definitely true. But “healthy” is NOT starving yourself, having only one meal a day, eating nothing but meat, consuming 3x the amount of recommended sodium a day, eating no protein, only eating 900-1200 calories a day….The list goes on. Proper nutrition is one of those things where unless you have a documented condition that’s being treated by a nutritionist, the rules are likely not different for you. More than likely, you’re not special. And just because you “feel fine”, doesn’t mean you’re not literally destroying your body.

I’m also seeing people consistently saying that because they are losing weight, they must be doing something right. I don’t really even know where to begin with this one. OF COURSE you’re losing weight. The only thing REALLY needed for weight loss is a calorie deficit. But don’t think by any means that weight loss=health. It doesn’t. Period. You can be losing weight consistently and guess what? STILL DESTROY YOUR BODY. Also, recognize that most of you are really young. The side effects of improper nutrition are likely not going to show up for you right now. They will later–when you’ve destroyed your metabolism and have to take medication for high blood pressure.

These special diets are ridiculous and I’m honestly sick of it. “Cleanses” where you don’t consume any protein for 10+ days, “keto” where most people are eating at least 3x the recommended of amount of sodium a day, “zero carb” where people aren’t even consuming ANY vegetables or fruits. Or, worst of all, not eating anything period and starving yourself. THAT IS NOT HEALTHY. These are fad diets, popular because you lose weight fast. But more than likely, not only will you probably gain it all back and then some, but you will also seriously damage your body in the process.

Please, do some real research. Find reputable sources for what proper nutrition really is. Don’t succumb to fad diets because you’re desperate for quick results. Your body deserves better. It deserves sustainability and genuine health.

7 healthy tips for a better night’s sleep

It’s back to school time! Here’s a healthy reminder to get your sleep on - consistently & intentionally - this semester. 

Sleep is critical for mind and body health. Without it, the effects can be severe. Below, neuroscientist Claudia Aguirre provides 7 healthy tips for a better night’s sleep:

1. Aim for power hours. Sleep the recommended amount for a restorative night. That is: between 9 and 12 hours for school-aged children, 8 to 10 hours for teenagers, and 7 to 9 hours for adults. [Animation by TED-Ed + Josephine Mark]

2. Ban the blue. Filter the blue light of your electronic device and sleep better. Studies show that blue light from electronic devices can delay sleep onset and affect overall circadian rhythm. [Animation by Javier Saldeña/TED-Ed]

3. Spoon. Sleeping on the side may help the brain clear waste more efficiently than sleeping on the back or belly. [Animation by TED-Ed + Josephine Mark]

4. Breathe deep. Deep breathing triggers the body’s relaxation response. What’s more, inhaling can drive cerebrospinal fluid flow to help clear brain waste and oxygenate the brain. [Animation by TED-Ed + Josephine Mark]

5. Don’t overdo it. Science is still working this one out, but there are some cases where too much sleep can pose a health risk. Better set that alarm. [Animation by Alan Foreman/TED-Ed]

6. Exercise. Lab experiments show that regular exercise can protect the brain from sleep deprivation-induced memory deficits. [Animation by Andrew Zimbelman/TED-Ed]

7. Keep cool. You just might get a better night’s rest if you sleep in a cool room (or stick your feet out). [Animation by TED-Ed + Josephine Mark]

For more health tips from experts, check out 7 TED-Ed Lessons for a healthier you.

Author bio: Claudia Aguirre is a neuroscientist and the author of several TED-Ed Lessons, including What would happen if you didn’t sleep? and Does stress cause pimples? Check her work and research out on Twitter & Facebook & Instagram.

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let the abbey stones be the envoys sent to seek the king. let the hurtfew beck be the path by which the king shall come. let the fruit from the orchard trees be the handsel the king will recieve. and let the moment of this flame’s death be the time the king shall appear.

Dumbbell Side Bend

Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on the left hand (palms facing the torso) as you have the right hand holding your waist. Your feet should be placed at shoulder width. This will be your starting position.
While keeping your back straight and your head up, bend only at the waist to the right as far as possible. Breathe in as you bend to the side. Then hold for a second and come back up to the starting position as you exhale. Tip: Keep the rest of the body stationary.
Now repeat the movement but bending to the left instead. Hold for a second and come back to the starting position.
Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions and then change hands.

self care post

-get a calendar, and actually use it. life is so much less stressful when you know what you’re doing and when, and it’s more encouraging to not back out of plans if they’re written down and solid. you can use google calendar, a wall calendar, a planner, whatever works. just jot down plans, accomplishments, holidays, reminders, and just the jist of what’s going on in your life for that day/week/month.

-make sure to get enough sleep. for people ages 6-13, it’s recommended to get 9-11 hours of rest every night. for people ages  14-17, the recommended amount is 8-10 hours, and for adults ages 18-65+, it’s 7-9 hours. sleep is amazingly important for mental, physical, and emotional health. there is almost nothing that a good nap can’t solve. 

-take a good shower. use some nice soap, light some candles, play some music, wash your hair, shave if that’s your thing, and just relax. put out a nice fluffy towel for when you get out, and put on some clean, comfortable clothes (or pjs).

-clean your room. make your bed, vacuum/sweep your floor, pick up whatever you’ve left on your floor or dresser. organized space, organized mind. 

-do laundry. wash all of your dirty clothes that you have been putting off, and throw in some fabric softener so the next time you wear them, they’re nice and soft. 

-get a cheap coloring book and crayons or colored pencils for when you’re bored. coloring releases stress and relaxes your mind. i bought a children’s coloring book for 97 cents at walmart. 

-watch your favorite movie. cuddle up on the couch or in bed with some blankets and actually watch it. put your phone, laptop, what have you somewhere else and enjoy. 

-drink something warm. a big mug of tea, hot chocolate, coffee, whatever you like. 

-wear fluffy socks! it always makes life a little better.

-stretch, especially if you haven’t moved in a while. move your muscles a little bit so they don’t stiffen.

-brush your teeth and wash your face if you haven’t yet. you always feel better after you’ve done it. clean yourself up a little. hygiene is important. 

-wash your sheets, blankets, pillowcases, everything. remake your bed. clean it all up so it’s nice and fresh for the night.

-reevaluate your friends list. yes, unfriend and unfollow, but it goes deeper than that. stop avoiding it and realize that a toxic friendship isn’t good. slowly take steps to back off. it’s difficult, and easier said than done, but it feels so much better to get rid of what’s contributing to your negative feelings.

-remember to do little things to treat yourself. take baths. use a face mask. go to a movie, or out to eat. hang out with a friend. call a family member you haven’t talked to in a long time. take care of yourself.

hushed-hands  asked:

What's the safest way to lose weight in a fast manner? I constantly feel like I'm fat. There's not a day that goes by that I don't get jealous of people with skinny, beautiful bodies.

Eating 1200 calories per day is the recommended amount for weight loss, so aim for that. Make sure you’re eating mostly healthy food such as fruit and vegetables, and limiting the amount of sugary and fatty foods/drinks you’re having. Cut down on white carbs such as white bread, pasta, and white rice. 

Be aware of small things you’re doing that increase your calorie intake during the day, such as adding sugar to your coffee/tea, or having a lot of milk with your cereal. Don’t be caught out by seemingly ‘healthy’ foods that can actually make you gain weight. Some fruit juices have more sugar than soft drinks/soda/pop/whateveryoucallit, some flavoured yoghurts have more sugar than ice cream (even ‘natural’ yoghurts with fruit pieces/puree), and some “healthy” cereals have just as much sugar as the unhealthy ones. 

Drink lots of water, and make sure you get enough sleep every night (at least 7hrs). Exercise for at least 30-60 minutes most days in the week if you can, and make sure you’re working hard enough that your heart rate goes up -  there’s no point wasting time exercising if you don’t break a sweat while you’re doing it. 

Most importantly: never purge, even if you binge, and don’t starve yourself as punishment for eating or even just to speed up the weight loss process. 

Good luck and stay safe! xx

all the Olympians love Paul
  • Poseidon: No really, he's a great guy and he always picks up his trash at the beach.
  • Zeus: yeah he flew this kite one time and got it so high. It was wicked.
  • Athena: Plus he's smart as heeeeell
  • Hermes: He's never mislabeled an envelope, did you know that? What a gem.
  • Dionysus: That man can pick a fine wine, lemme tell you.
  • Demeter: Not to mention he always eats the recommended amount of grains in a day. Healthy like an ox!
  • Hera: And so dedicated to his wife!
  • Apollo: Dude's got mad karaoke skills, you don't even understand.
  • Hephaestus: Boy, can he fix a leaky faucet or what! Look at that craftsmanship!
  • Artemis: Not bad for a straight white guy
  • Hades: his coworker passed away last year and you know he's the only other teacher who sent a flower arrangement? Stand up guy, he is.
  • Hestia: He sits by the fire and reads to me sometimes. Of course, he doesn't really know he's reading to me but still.
  • Ares: He's a little level headed for my taste but in 6th grade he stood up for this kid that was getting bullied and broke his hand punching the bully. Honorable as shit. I can dig it.
  • Aphrodite: He's hot af too, talk about DILF alert! I'd hit it.

his-little-nymph  asked:

I just read your response to an ask where you mention that smoking weed triggers anxiety for you, and omg I'm the same exact way. I thought it was just me! I can only smoke by myself now- being around people while smoking triggers me. I used to hang around a bad crowd, & I became addicted to a hxc drug which I no longer touch. Can you recommend any strains, amount of CBD, or any guidelines I can use (in terms of finding the right kind of weed to deal with major anxiety) as I ease back into weed?

I’m still kinda figuring out for myself, but you should be completely safe to smoke as much pure cbd as you want. Currently I’m smoking cannatonic which is 18% cbd and 5% THC and it gets me a little high but not enough to make me anxious. If you can get your hands on cbd, try just smoking that and slowly introducing THC until you get to a good ratio and then you can slowly increase your THC over time until you’re comfortable with the headspace of being stoned again. Hope that helps !

irlmagicalgirl  asked:

If you've read any good ones, can you recommend any Bunny fics? Ive been in the fandom a long time but I havent read more than like two fics, and theres so many Creek ones, its hard to find anything else (dont get me wrong, I love Creek, but its not the fix Im looking for)

Oh I have a decent amount of recommendations on here! If you look into the ‘fanfiction’ tag, I have all my recs there :3 I’ll list a few here though for you! I think these have to be my favorites…

- Don’t Cry Baby by Chasing Rabbits
- Butters’ Guide on How to Wake Your Permanent Roommate by Rensrenagade
- Im Bored, You’re Amorous by Pachuca Sunrise
- Snapshots by Wolfgirlnowandforever
- May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door by Sop(?)

I’ve linked them all here if you don’t want to Google them :) These are all finished (Snapshots are oneshots. It’s not labeled as complete but it doesn’t follow a story) so you don’t have to worry about not being able to finish them ^^ Have fun!

anonymous asked:

Is it okay to eat 2000 Calories a day. I'm very active but I'm stuck at 1800 (I used to eat 1200 and ice been forcing myself to go up) I'm struggling to allow myself to go up to 2000. Please can you offer me some rational advice and things to read :( I'm sick of being so anxious about food

If you are seeking permission to eat more, you don’t need it, but you have mine.
2000 is the minimum recommended amount you need. As you’re active, it should be closer to 2300 and upwards. For someone who has a negative, obsessive or disordered relationship with eating - I would personally suggest more. Understand that your brain physically cannot form logical, healthy thoughts without adequate energy intake - that is a biological fact. You can’t ask or expect it to feel happy, positive, healthy, smart, energised or even normal if you aren’t fuelling yourself. I think you should challenge your disordered thoughts (which exist only to harm you; not help you) and eat foods that you deem “scary” or wouldn’t usually choose.
The only way to free yourself from an irrational fear is to confront it head on, and realise you had nothing to worry about all along 💛 I believe in you!!

Andrew accidentally eats a vegetable aka what I thought about while running today :)

  • One day, Andrew comes back to the dorm to find a bread pan cooling on the counter.
  • There’s a “Help yourself” note next to it in Nicky’s scrawled handwriting. 
  • His interest isn’t piqued till he notices the chocolate chip pieces.
  •  So he digs in.
  • He’s finished with half the pan when Neil walks in.
  •  Andrew gives him a little nod and Neil is struggling to hold back a smile.
  • “What?”  Andrew asks with a scowl 
  • (it’s not very convincing what with his mouth full and all)
  • And Neil can’t contain his laugh anymore, “Congrats Andrew.You just had one serving of vegetables. Only four more to go to get in the recommended daily amount.” 
  • And Andrew just looks at him, dumbfounded.
    • partly because he hasn’t heard Neil laugh this much.
  • Neil chuckles and clarifies“It’ zucchini bread. Nicky made it this morning.”
  • Andrew stops chewing and goes over to the trash can and spits out what he hasn’t swallowed.
  •  He narrows his eyes and mutters, “You betrayed me.”
  • Neil scoffs, “Dramatic.”
  • “You’re one to talk. I’ll never trust you again.”
  • And Neil gives him a knowing smile, “You’ll get over it.”
  • ”“Shut up, Josten. You owe me a pint of ice cream for this and I’m collecting now.”
  • “Cool. I’ll drive.”
  • “Damn right you will asshole.”

@selfinducedcoma I’m telling you from personal experience, that isn’t going to do the trick for everyone. I went vegan for three months and drank more than the recommended amount of water per day and still my skin got progressively worse.