sea mud

Letters to the broken boy

I see you very rarely, your depression makes you retreat into your cocoon surrounded with writing and things that calm you down.
I see you, I know depression is never personal, but I still miss you.

I miss our weird, energy infused, interesting conversations, where we could just talk for hours and hours without stopping.

I miss us.

You call me by a very specific nickname that makes me feels like a galaxy, all bright and far away.

You think I am too young, and that I look too young, that I feel too young.

How is it that I understand that you’re chasing a girl who will pull you down even further than you already are, in a deep bottomless pit that has become your life these past days?

How much longer can you make it while providing someone with love unconditionally, irrevocably and not expecting anything in return?

This is a letter to the boy who can always pull on my heartstrings, make me breathe a little shallower and make the possibility of an infinity seem a little less impossible.

I could make you feel like the ocean, powerful and wild, beautiful and free.

I could make you feel like the cosmos have descended to kiss your skin, and only your skin.

I could make you feel like the king of the seven continents.

I could make you feel like the keeper of my caged heart, aching to be set free.

You are a diamond in a sea of mud, you are unique, beautiful and breathtaking.

You shine and shine and shine,

And I get more intrigued every time,

Your voice can bring the sun down to its knees everyday, and your laugh can fill me with warmth and sunlight, filtering through my own cracks and crevices.

Here’s to the broken boy who makes me feel like galaxies sometimes and black holes the other,

Thanks for making me feel whole, even if you can’t make yourself feel whole.

“Look! Look! They’ve done it a-bloody-gain! Her BOSOM IS EXPOSED TO THE SEA BREEZES! That’s it! I’ve had enough! Dudley, fetch my pen!”

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Mud volcano field on the edge of the Salton Sea California - the heat that feeds these actually comes from steps in the San Andreas fault system.

glorious74  asked:

Do you have any recommendations for eliminating acne? Your skin is so pretty.

You’re so sweet. It’s just the lighting. I totes get breakouts. The lighting also makes my skin look WAY more pale (I have olive skin) but that’s beside the point.

The best thing I’ve found for treating acne are egg whites. Yes. The whites of the egg. 🥚You take an egg, crack it, dump the yolk, keep the whites in a container, dunk a cotton ball in it, and rub it all over your face. Keep it on for a half hour. It has done WONDERS for me. You’ll notice results as soon as you wash it off. Not only does it treat acne, but it tightens skin, reduces lines and scarring, treats burns, and builds collagen. My mom says my Puerto Rican genes are keeping my face young, but I think the egg whites have something to do with it.

I also use a deep sea mud mask that works great. Not as great as egg whites, but still very good. It helps with black/white heads and leaves your skin feeling super soft. I like to alternate between the egg and mud mask.

Both of these have done more for my skin than any prescription medication my dermatologists ever prescribed.

anonymous asked:

You're so beautiful are there any special face products that you use?? And what brand makeup do you use??

I had terrible skin up until my senior year of college (still have the scars and occasional outbreaks). Tried everything. I think I grew out of it, thank GOD. Now I use St. Ives scrub on my face, plus a Dead Sea mud mask from Amazon once a week if I remember. Sometimes my roommates and I do a “spa day” where we dig into my crate of Birchbox samples to do masks and skin stuff. 

For when I do full make-up, I use a Garnier BB cream (just from the drug store) or Sulwhasoo perfecting cushion foundation. Concealer under my eyes (I have horrible undereye shadows) and on trouble spots. Some bronzer I found at Victoria’s Secret like 3 years ago to bring back whatever color my foundation takes away. Clinique contouring sticks if I’m feeling fancy (they’re idiot-proof). Sephora brand liquid eyeliner. Naked smokey eye shadow. Lip varies, but I bounce between Chanel, NARS, MAC, Clinique, Kylie, Bite, and Glossier if I use anything. They’re Real brand mascara. Sometimes Target brand false lashes. Some eyebrow definer/wax thingy I got in a Birchbox to keep my idiot eyebrows in check. Also, everything special I know about make-up and application comes from either Youtube or Pinterest. I had no idea what I was doing until about halfway through college and I’m still figuring it out.

The only piece of my beauty regimen I am RELIGIOUS about is eyebrow upkeep. I’ve been blessed/cursed with very strong, bushy, Mediterranean eyebrows (thanks Dad) that like to connect if not forcibly divided. I was tortured as a kid for them, and bless my mom for not letting me pluck them into oblivion. Instead, she kicked me off on getting my eyebrows done when I was around 11, and I’ve been doing them/getting them done every since. I go at least once a month, usually every four weeks, especially when I’m in event heavy rotations. 

freaking-isadorkable  asked:

top 5 favorite songs that help you draw :)

1. exile villify by the national
2. dirty paws by of monsters and men
3. the sense of me by mud flow
4. sea of dreams by oberhofer
5. breezeblocks by alt-j

although i mostly listen to music with words in it when i’m commuting! i listen to soundtracks a lot for work (oxenfree, stranger things, westworld and portal’s lately).

poonkelchu  asked:

Hi!! I love your style youre just so cute and im making you my new big sister but ANYWAYS how do you keep your skin so clear? Do you eat any special foods or use any special products?

I’M HONORED!!!! <3 Let me be everybody’s onee-chan!! xx

Basic Skin Care

Before diving into the world of expensive creams a serums, it’s best to access your skin type (dry vs oily and any special conditions like eczema) as well as figuring out what is normal and healthy for your skin to do, and what “isn’t”. For example, a common misconception about skin is the difference between sebaceous filaments  (which are good, and can’t really be gotten rid of) and blackheads. 

The second tip is a tale as old as time but having a good diet. Making sure you take your vitamins, get your daily nutrition, drinking insane amounts of water. If you’re a melanin gal/guy we NEED vitamin D and sunlight especially. I’m going to say this is about 90% Of having good skin unless you suffer from a skin condition (if that’s the case, see a dermatologist please!). Your skin is an organ, and you need your whole body to be healthy for it to be in tip top shape.

Once you know your skintype and what you’re dealing with it’s much easier to narrow out what products to seek. For example, i have dry skin and an uneven tone (most women of color deal with the latter). I’ll go into my personal routine and products in just a moment but before I do let’s talk about organics!

DIY  

Many over the counter products incorporate these natural ingredients or man-made chemical versions but honestly you can pick up/order a lot of it online and make your own masks/creams/washes/toners! I’ll do a definition list in the future, but here’s some of the many natural ingredients you can use for skin care. Look ‘em up and find out what they do!

  • avocado, cucumber, blueberries, peppermint, cocoa powder, charcoal, pumpkin, calendula, yogurt, oatmeal (exfoliation), willow bark, shea butter, aloe vera, olive oil, papaya, pineapple, argan oil, rose water, tea tree oil, coconut oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil,Dead Sea mud, jasmine oil, witch hazel & lilac, grapefruit, cocoa butter,castor oil, jojoba oil, French green clay, vitamin A, vitamin E, lemon juice, sea salt (exfoliation), dandelion root, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, bentonite, baking soda (exfoliation), sugar (exfoliation), apple cider vinegar, burdock root

The Products & What They Do

Essentially for facial care we have (avoid sulfates, parabens, ect.): 

Scrubs - exfoliates and remove dead skin layers
Astringents/Cleansers/Toners - cleans and shrinks pores, removes oily build up
Lotions/Creams - moisturize and soften skin, may brighten and lighten 
Gels - soothe irritated skin (as well as above)
Moisturizers/Non-comedogenic Oils - replenishes lost natural oils of skin
Masks - can do any of the above! It’s just left on the skin for x amount of time.

My Skin Care Routine

I begin using using very warm water or a heated cloth to open up my pores. Steam works too. This allows the remove the build up easier. Here you should use a cleanser. For more acne-prone days I use Burt’s Bee’s Acne Solutions or a Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash. If I ned to do a mask because of breakouts, I like the Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. Repeatedly drying out your skin isn’t good and just like over-shampooing strips the natural oils from your body which signals the body to create an over abundance, hence: acne. So often I’ll just hit my face with the Biore Charcoal Bar or Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil . Sometimes even just water is fine! After cleansing your face it’s time to seal up, tone, moisturizer and add an topical creams/medicine. COLD WATER will help close up your pores!! Need be run an ice cube or stand in the freezer for a bit, but it works and stops more icky stuff from getting in. After this I use a cottonball and dab Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner on my face. This further minimizers pores. For moisturizering gels I like to use Boscia’s Hydration Gel, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, or Hada Labo’s Skin Plumping Gel. I use Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster as an oil. For normal lotions I stick to Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, Nivea, or Ology’s Milk & Honey. I use Ambi’s Fade Cream & Nadinola to lighten dark spots. For acne spot management I use Clean & Clear’s Acne Spot Treatment or Boscia’s Clear Complexion Moisturizer. 

I’m also a fan of First Aid Beauty, Lush (haven’t owned either yet), and Sephora’s beauty masks! The brands above are all very great to me. Use sunscreen, or a BB/CC cream with SPF protection in sunnier climates (you can also combine your foundation and suncreen together). 

Best of luck on your skin care journey!! xx

The New Princess - chapter 8

Pairing: Dean x reader, modern prince!Dean AU

Summary: You look exactly like the princess of Genieve who is promised to marry the prince of your country, Prince Dean. But what happens if the princess doesn’t want to marry him and meets you, her look-a-like?

Words: 3000ish

Warnings: none

Betas: Thanks to @loveitsallineed and @dr-dean for being awesome betas and helping me with the storyline!

A/N: I just started my second year at university a week ago, so I won’t have as much time to write as I used to. I’ll try to upload 1 chapter each week, but I can’t promise anything, sorry!
(And I have never been to a spa so I have no idea if this is correct at all!)
A/N 2: My tag list is seriously getting out of control so with pain in my heart, I’m closing my tag list for The New Princess for good. I don’t like saying no to you guys, but it’s starting to become a little too much. Sorry. People who are getting tagged right now, will remain tagged, don’t worry!

P.S. I hope my tags are working, if not, please tell me :)

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You groaned in annoyance as you heard Charlie and Jo calling out for you, their fists knocking on your bedroom door. You were tired and just wanted to sleep, even if it was just for five more minutes, but that was unaccounted for the girls outside your room. With a heaviness in your limbs, you dragged yourself out of bed and pulled open the door to let them in. 

“Good morning,” both of them greeted you cheerfully. A grumble of what had to resemble a good morning was all they got in return. You were so not ready for this day. Who knew what they had planned for you now. You couldn’t handle another day filled with paparazzi and meetings and wedding arrangements. You used to think royals sat on their lazy asses all day, but four days in and you were already exhausted.

“Let’s get you ready for another wonderful day,” the red head exclaimed, her voice filled with enthusiasm. At least one of us is excited, you thought bitterly. 

“And what does this wonderful day bring?” you tried to mimic her bubbly energy and Jo chuckled at your attempt

“A spa day,” Charlie grinned, clapping her hands together. 

“Relaxing, massages, mud wraps, bubble baths, facials,” the blonde summed up as she stared into the distance. You snapped her out of her daydream and had to admit those things did sound wonderful, your morning mood vanishing rapidly. You had never been to a spa before, but were excited to finally try it out. You could use some relaxation. 

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Lokai Bracelet.
The black bead carries mud from the dead sea which is also known as the lowest point on earth. The white bead carries water from mt. Everest which is also known as the highest point on earth. The 2 beads represent the highs and lows in your life and the clear bead represent everything in between. This bracelet reminds you no matter where you are in your life whether it be at your highest peak or rock bottom to stay humble. I haven’t taken this bracelet off since I got it.