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Hi I love the @drawfee squad, and I love the draw the squad memes. So I put them together and made these. I will make more but I wanted to post the ones I have so far. Hope you can figure out who is who(btw I’m the smol bean in the pink); I tried sticking with consistent outfits for most of them, and I hope everyone enjoys these. If not, I’m sorry.

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« I just can’t understand when — and no offense — people have to wear makeup all the time, and they’ll say, ‘Oh, you can sleep with a tinted moisturizer or a self tanner on your face and you can wake up.’ For me, I just think that’s not my vibe, plus I do breakout. I don’t know if it’s bad advice, I just think it’s kind of to each their own. For me, I can’t really sleep with things on my body or tinted things just because I get worried. It’s not my vibe. »

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Literally I have become an expert at self-tanning. This is all you need to know: 

1. Shower and exfoliate rough areas (ankles, knees, elbows- shave as you normally would)

2. Dry off, put your hair up and out of the way, and put a regular lotion on the same rough areas, and around wrists and any dry skin; around neck under jaw if you’re not tanning your face (not recommended, could break you out)

3. Start at the bottom and work your way up using either A) lotion (pictured) or B) foam (pictured)

3A. Separate four zones of your body: Legs and Feet, Mid-Front, Back, Arms and Chest. Start with legs, evenly blending the self tanner around your feet and knees especially. Work your way up to your Mid-Front (top of thighs to boobs), then go back over your legs with a tanning mitt (pictured). Work on back, then smooth over your Mid-Front; etc. ARMS ARE ALWAYS LAST!
3B. Apply foam directly to tanning mitt and smooth it over as you would a lotion, only using the mitt instead of your bare hand. Follow the same order.
4. Work on hands by mixing self tanner with an equal amount of lotion and blending back into your forearm, then onto the backs of hands and bottom part of thumbs.

If you’re looking for a really natural, not smelly, vegan, gluten, and paraben free then you HAVE to try this out. It’s amazing! It doesn’t leave streaks, and doesn’t make you look like you have skin problems when it starts to wear off. I use the medium skin tone one, even though I’m fair skin toned, because I find fair toned tanners turn you yellow, so you look like you have liver failure. And did I mention this doesn’t turn you orange??

It's that time of year... Self Tanner List

…AND I FINALLY FOUND IT! The perfect self tanner (for pale girls like me, anyway).

You see, after a brush with melanoma last year, I’ve changed my risky tanning bed ways and have been looking for something to take the harshness of my pale skin down a few notches for summer weather. I began in March, testing dozens for self tanners on my legs while it was still cold enough to cover up any mistakes with pants.

I tested high end tanners and cheap drugstore tanners. This is what I have found:


Best Lotion: SUN Laboratories Lotion - Ultra Dark  ($29.99) Yes, Ultra dark. Be brave. It honestly will not make you as dark as it implies. It looks slightly green straight out of the bottle, which will counteract with the red tones on your skin, giving you a brown tan rather than orange. It goes on easily and is a dream to massage into skin. I do caution you to wash your hands at least three times during application or wear gloves.


Best Gradual Tan: L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Sun Splash ($10.99) This is the ONLY tanner I have ever applied to my legs (especially the feet/ankle area) in my entire life that left me with no streaks or patches. I can not say enough about this. It is advertised as a gradual tanner, but on pale skin you will see results after the first application. It’s an absolute dream to rub into skin. I constantly get dark brown dots on my legs when I apply self tanner -  especially after shaving. The consistency of the gel is very soothing to freshly shaved legs.

Best Spray Tanner: Fake Bake Flawless ($29.99)  I would not be able to self tan without this product as back up. While I do not think it goes on bare skin very well, it is perfect for buffing out any patches you may have after applying other self tanners. I find that the areas around my wrists and my hands, ankles and feet all become slightly patchy after any application. All I have to do is spray this on the included mitt and buff out those areas on my way out the door. This is great for my face too, and dries instantly.

Now that I finally have my favorite products, I have a routine down for a flawless ‘just back from the beach’ summer look. I use SUN on my upper body/arms/torso and face and L'oreal on my legs/feet. I always apply at night and allow to dry completely before going to bed. In the morning I will buff out any inconsistencies with a few pumps of Fake Bake and I’m on my way!


** As with ANY self tanner, remember to keep yourself moisturized day and night. I cannot stress the importance of this enough. Also, keep yourself exfoliated. The better moisturized you are, the less you need to exfoliate and the longer your safe self tan will last!

HAPPY SUMMER! =)

All of these products can be found at Ulta, in store or online.

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Genres: Family, Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert 

Fandom: Red Dawn 

Pairing: Andrew Tanner x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character) 

Summary: Andrew looks for his family after the war is over. 

Rating: SFW 

Warnings: Language, Military, Pregnancy 

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It’s finally over. 

This damn ridiculous war is finished, and I can go home. 

But as I stand in front of what used to be my house, it becomes apparent that I don’t have a home anymore. 

I make my way to the refugee center, hoping that I’ll find them there. 

The family I wasn’t with when everything started because I was leading a training exercise out of state.

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Excerpt “Can I kiss where it hurts?” You cracked open your eyes and grinned at him, before pointing at your lips with a pout.  

Genre: fluff, comfort au

Length: 1k

A/N: I’ve never even eaten pumpkin pie..

Originally posted by hqseokjin

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