set powder

tips for treating yoself

body:

  • Exfoliate once or twice a week.
  • Let your vagina breathe - don’t wear underwear to bed unless you’re on your period.
  • Change your pad/tampon/etc at least twice a day.
  • Don’t wash up inside your vagina (aka douching) it will tip the pH balance in your vagina and you will end up with an infection, you can wash around your thighs/pubic area but that’s it, same applies with perfumes and other body cosmetics.
  • Use coconut oil its good for so many things!!
  • Use body butters after getting out of the shower.
  • Use tea-tree oil for pimples.
  • Use sunscreen!!!
  • For people with oily skin - use blotting paper around your eyes and in your T - zone.
  • Don’t squeeze/pick at pimples - the bacteria on your hands will only make them worse and will create more redness.
  • Always use moisturiser before applying makeup
  • When washing your vagina, lift up the clitoral hood and softly rub your finger along the hood to wipe away dead skin cells. If you end up masturbating, fuck it.

Hair:

  • Wash your hair every 2-3 days. Don’t wash every day because it will make your head dry, try dry shampoos instead.
  • Use conditioning treatments weekly in the summer to prevent your hair from losing it’s colour.
  • Brush your curls with your fingers to create a more tousled look.
  • Before blow drying your hair use volumizing spray or gel on your roots for more definition in your hair.
  • Use shampoos that are sulfate free as sulfates dry and damage your hair quicker.
  • If your hair is greasy avoid conditioning the roots, just the ends.
  • Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks so you have healthy hair and no damaged ends.
  • Use avacado oil on your hair in the winter to stop your hair from drying out.
  • Dry shampoo is also very good for volumizing your hair.
  • The best way to get rid of ingrown hair is to exfoliate.
  • Avoid dry shaving your pubes, this will cause redness and spots which are easily treated with hydrocortisone cream or aloe vera.
  • If you are to shave, use conditioner instead of shaving cream - you will get a smoother result - that goes for anywhere you shave.
  • If you have a big ole mess in your pants try trimming your bush before you shave/wax it.
  • Waxing HURTS so if you’re dealing with the burns then place a cold towel in the sore area and leave it for about 15 minutes and then apply aloe.
  • If you experience chest/breast hair the best thing to do is pluck the hairs, it’s painful but rewarding.

Makeup:

  • Clean your makeup brushes, regularly along with any other makeup appliances (beauty blenders, makeup pads) in a mix of warm water and a little bit of soap.
  • Use a blotting tissue and then add a small amout of cream concealer onto your eye makeup to prevent smudging.
  • Matte lipstick goes best with a shimmer eye makeup.
  • Wearing white eyeliner counteracts the redness in your eyes.
  • To make your cheekbones appear higher, use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone.
  • In summer if you want to avoid caking yourself with foundation - use tinted moisturiser or BB cream instead.
  • Always wash your makeup off before going to bed, don’t leave it on.
  • Always make sure you blend your foundation so your neck isn’t a different colour to your face.
  • Clean your makeup bag out every once in a while and get rid of any products you don’t use - its cleaner, tidier and more hygienic. 
  • Always make sure you have tape and q-tips handy. Tape is great for a perfect winged eyeliner and q-tips are great for cleaning and tidying up those hard to reach areas.
  • Concealer works great for a base for your eye makeup as the makeup will stick to it. 
  • Using highlighter and illuminators on your cheekbones, browbone and cupid’s bow for a “dewy look”.
  • When using cream products like eyeshadow or blush - use translucent powder to set it in place.
  • Kat Von-D lipstick is blow job proof :)
  • Replace mascara and eyeliners every 3 months or so.
  • Don’t share makeup/appliances for your eyes, it may cause infections like conjunctivitis and maybe a sty.
  • Blot your lips after applying lipstick to avoid getting lipstick teeth. 

General:

  • Change your bra every 5-11 days.
  • Always make sure your feet are dry before putting on socks and shoes to prevent fungal infections.
  • Wash blood stained clothes in cold water with 2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Try your own homemade beauty recipes.
  • If you peel/lick your lips it will damage them, don’t do that.
  • Applying eye cream on the cuticles of your nails will make them stronger and healthier.
  • Always carry tampons/pads even when you’re not on your period, someone else might need them.
  • Clean out your purse!! Get rid of all that junk and you will thank yourself next time you’re looking for something.
  • Masturbate. Whenever you can, it’s rewarding and good for you. (yes girls masturbate too).
  • Always pee after sex/masturbation to help avoid getting a UTI.
  • Bio-oil is good for stretch marks (as well as loving them).
  • Save some nice underwear for yourself and just wear your dead old pants when you’re on your period.
  • Buy yourself some nice underwear/lingerie whenever you can. Make sure it’s 100% cotton though otherwise you can get a yeast infection.
  • Test yourself every once in a while for STDs. It’s necessary.
  • Carry a condom on you, it’s not just the guy’s responsibility.
  • Apply a damp tissue to blotchy, red skin after crying, it will make you look as if you haven’t been crying at all.
  • Don’t let boys ruin your day.
  • Use a paperclip to clip the back of your bra straps together to create a racerback bra.
  • Wrap a maxi pad or pantyliner around any poking underwires in your bra.
  • Wash your pillow case every 1-2 weeks to help prevent acne. 
  • Cucumbers are good for dark circles and puffy eyes just place a slice over your eyes and leave for about 15 minutes.

treat and love yourself and your body will reward you!!! 

OKAY BUT CONSIDER
  • yuri plisetsky huddled in the corner of the dressing room staring intently at youtube tutorials about ‘how to achieve the perfect smokey eye’
  • yuri plisetsky using the tiny fucking default sponge brush that comes with the eyeshadow palette and dabbing it angrily on his eyelids
  • ‘it’s patchy georgi, why is it patchy’
  • ‘did she just say BLEND georgi did you hear that? what the fuck does that mean’
  • georgi popovich genuinely meaning well and delighted that yuri is coming to him for help but being 10000% straight boy unhelpful over skype
  • ‘what the fuck is a beauty blender’ georgi says
  • there is a lot of distressed setting powder 
  • luckily yuri bought that from the pharmacy for a grand total of 3 euros
  • the eyeshadow palette was buy one get one free
  • ‘he’s going to regret the acne breakout tomorrow’ sara says 
  • mila’s help has been aggressively rejected about 1.5hrs ago so she’s just taken to periodically dropping in and leaning against the doorway with a bowl of popcorn
  • flanked occasionally by victor nikiforov coming in with anxious offerings of $1000 anastasia beverly hills eyeshadow palettes, chanel lip gloss and tips about strobing your highlighting
  • growing increasingly distressed as yuri plisetsky continues to disregard all his advice and refuses to acknowledge the existence of makeup brushes
  • or blending out your eyeshadow
  • ‘no,’ yuuri says the 4th time victor tries to sneak back into the room and confiscates all of victor’s obscenely expensive makeup
  • yuri has a grand total of 3 existential meltdowns
  • ‘why does makeup hate me georgi, why.’
  • ‘we NEED to outshine the stupid katsudon and their lovey dovey shit otabek, finger guns are a necessity’
  • hair UP OR DOWN’
  • otabek just sits behind yuri and patiently picks up all the cleansing wipes that yuri drops in his battle with lip gloss and the eyebrow pencil and places a hand on yuri’s shoulder that makes him settle down and take a deep breath
  • he also remembers to take yuri’s skates 
  • otabek is a good bean
  • yuri flips the stammi vicino couple the bird before he takes to the ice
  • they’re unsurprised and irritatingly supportive
  • ‘remember what coco chanel said about accessories’ victor says weakly
5 Best Setting Powders

When it comes to setting powders, not all are created equally. Although using the correct techniques to set your face and apply powder are essential to help your makeup look great, using a powder of high quality is just as important.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Setting Powder

A tried, true and tested favourite, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Setting Powder has been an essential in my collection for many years. The formula is extremely finely milled which means it never looks cakey and is great for setting concealer under the eyes.

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cold weather survival tips so y’all can start the new year with soft glowy skin

I posted a list of beauty tips for hot weather on my old blog at the beginning of the summer and it went over really well, so I thought I’d do a cold weather version now that we’re in peak chapped-lips-and-cracked-hands season.

  • Do yourself a favor by going to the nearest drugstore and buying the biggest tub of Vaseline/petroleum jelly you can find. 90% of Dry Skin Problems™ can be solved by slapping some Vaseline on there. 
  • Seriously. Chapped lips? Use Vaseline as a lip balm. Dry, cracked heels? Slather those feetsies with Vaseline right before you go to bed (just put socks on to keep from getting your sheets all sticky) for an overnight moisturizing treatment. (You can do the same thing on your hands if they’re dry and cracked!) I’ve even used Vaseline to fix severe dry patches on my face and neck. This stuff is a lifesaver. 
  • (You might also wanna get one of those tiny mini tubs to keep in your jacket pocket or in your bag, so you’ll always have it on you. It works way better than lip balm and is the only thing that can keep my lips from cracking and bleeding all winter long.)
  • While you’re at the store, it’s a good idea to invest in a good lotion. Most scented lotions (especially Bath & Body Works brand) actually make my dry skin worse because of the perfume in them, so you might want to look into an unscented formula. Try to avoid formulas that contain alcohol (which is sometimes used to make the lotion absorb faster) because they’ll dry you out worse than before. 
  • I always recommend using lotions and moisturizers made for sensitive skin even if your skin isn’t actually sensitive, because they don’t have as many harsh ingredients that might draw moisture out of your skin! Looking for formulas with all-natural ingredients (like Burt’s Bees and Yes To) is another good way to avoid heavy chemicals.
  • Replace your makeup remover with olive oil. It melts makeup right off, and you don’t have to scrub at your face like you do with a lot of makeup removers. It’s also super hydrating and makes my skin feel SO SOFT after I use it. (Just be sure to wash it off with a cleanser before you go to bed.) A lot of people use coconut oil the same way, but I’ve never tried it so I can’t speak for how well it works compared to olive oil. 
  • If your foundation sticks really noticeably to the dry patches on your face, a good hydrating makeup primer can help a lot. e.l.f. has really good, really cheap primers that I swear by, and they even have one specifically made for dry skin! (And you can find them at Walmart and most drugstores, so you can swing by and pick it up while you’re getting your groceries.)
  • Avoid “matte” or “mattifying” foundation formulas in general if your skin is really dry, because they’ll just make your dry patches more noticeable. Use a “satin finish” or “dewy finish” foundation instead, and if you want to make it look more matte you can always set it with a powder to take away the shine! 
  • If your lips are really dry and scaly, the best thing to do is just exfoliate the dead skin away. You can make your own lip scrub really easily by mixing sugar with either olive oil or honey, and just rub it on your lips to buff off the dry skin. Be sure to follow with Vaseline or a good lip balm!
  • As a matter of fact, you should really be exfoliating your entire face once or twice a week, especially if you have really dry skin. You can buy exfoliating scrubs at the store for a few bucks or make your own. (My favorite is a homemade scrub with 1 tablespoon of cooled green tea, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a few drops of tea tree oil. It makes my skin soooo soft and helps fade my acne scars.)
  • Consider replacing your moisturizer with a face-safe oil like jojoba or rosehip at night. (I wouldn’t recommend using olive oil or coconut oil for this though, because they’re a little too heavy.) I started using rosehip oil every night to help with the scarring on my face, and it makes my skin feel so good. It doesn’t absorb right away, so it’s almost like sleeping in a face mask every night, and you wake up with a baby-soft face. This is the first winter I haven’t had really dry patches on my face, and I think using facial oils has a lot to do with it.
  • If your lipstick is drying out your lips, use a very light layer of Vaseline as a lip primer! This also makes the lipstick go on smoother – I’ve been using this trick for chalky/streaky lipsticks for years. (I told you, Vaseline is a lifesaver.)
  • I know everyone on tumblr is always saying this, but it really is important; you gotta stay hydrated. Drink water. (Drinks like soda actually dehydrate you, so it really does have to be water.) If your skin is just feeling a little dryer than usual, it could be because you just aren’t getting enough water. Increasing your water intake is a really easy, completely free way to help your skin out. 
  • And fyi, these tips aren’t just for girls! If you’re a guy with dry skin, feel free to use any and all of the things I talked about in this post! Taking care of your body is gender neutral and everybody deserves to have nice skin. 
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I get a snow day tomorrow so I’m celebrating today! Here’s a quick likkle makeup look for ya 😏✨

//MAKEUP DEETS\
PRIMERS | @AmazingCosmetics (Line Smoother + Primer) + @ELFcosmetics Eyelid Primer

EYES | @MakeupGeekcosmetics Shadow (CocoBear) + #MakeupGeekcosmetics Foiled Pigment (Intermission)

FACE | @UrbanDecaycosmetics All Nighter Foundation (12)

CONCEALER | @Tartecosmetics Shape Tape Concealer (Deep) 

BAKE | @CinemaSecretspro Setting Powder (Rich)

POWDER | @CoverFX Powder (N110)

CONTOUR | Makeup Geek Contour (Scandal)

LINER | Tartiest Eye Liner (Black)

MASCARA | #TarteCOSMETICS Mascara (Black)

HIGHLIGHT | Makeup Geek Highlight (Ignite) #DUOCHROME

LASHES | @Kokolashes (Amor)

LIPS | NYX Lip Liner (Expresso) + Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss (Headliner)

SETTING SPRAY | #UrbanDecay All Nighter  

Music | Hymn For The Weekend Club Mix 
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Fuck Proof Makeup Mini List

Fucking is fun but if you want your makeup to stay on after your face was pushed into the mattress, check these out.

Primer: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer (sooo hydrating), Kat Von D Featherweight Primer

Foundation: Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream, Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, Dermablend Cover Creme

Setting Powder/Spray: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinish Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Laura Mercier Universal Translucent Setting Powder

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Ink Liner, Lancome Drama Liqui Pencil, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

Mascara: Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara, Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I’m not going to include lipstick because I find that it comes off anyway and when I’m heavily making out, it will end up everywhere.
Now I’m not saying that this makeup will not come off at all during sex. However, they will hold on better than some other stuff.

I recommend carrying foundation powder, eyeliner, and a concealer in your bag in case you need to touch up after you’re done.
If you like to do the whole routine in the morning but you don’t want to carry all your stuff to someone’s house, you can always ask for a couple of samples at Sephora for the liquid/creme products before you meet up with them.

Add more stuff if you want. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

Eyebrows 101

1.  Before bed every night, use a spoolie to apply coconut oil to lenghten the hairs of your brows, and castor oil to thicken your brows.

2.  Find eyebrow tools that work for you.  Pomades and gels are good for a dramatic, more bold look.  Pencils and powders are better for beginners (better control) and give off subtle, natural looks.

3.  When filling in your brows, be sure to apply your product of choice in the direction that your hairs grow in, to ensure an easy, natural look.

4.  Apply product with a heavier hand towards the tail of your brow, and less pressure and product towards the middle and head of your brow (the end closer to your nose)

5.  If you’re growing out your brows, RESIST THE URGE TO PLUCK.  The best thing you can do for your brows is have patience, they will grow back I promise.

6.  If you have particularly oily skin or hair, try applying a thin layer of translucent setting powder to your brows before filling them in with any product.  This absorbs up any natural oils around your brows and helps your brow makeup last longer.

7.   If there is any makeup product to splurge on, it should be for your brows.  Anastasia Beverly Hills is waterproof, pigmented, long lasting, and worth everu penny.

8.   If you wake up with your eyebrow hairs bent or wildin out, wash your face with regular soap and water for a few minutes and brush your brows out with a spoolie to keep them under control.   Do NOT TRIM OR PLUCK ANY FLYAWAYS.  It’ll fuck with your shape.

9.   Outline your brows with a decent concealer after filling them in.   This enhances your brow shape for a more fleeky IG look, and keeps your product from falling.

9.   STICK TO YOUR NATURAL BROW COLOR.  Don’t go too dark just because thats how your favorite beauty guru does hers.   The more natural, the better.

10.    Loreal Paris sells a decent brow mascara to help keep the shape of your brows, control flyaways, and make your makeup last.   Even on days when I don’t wear makeup, I’ll apply a quick coat of clear brow mascara to shape my brows and make them look a little fuller.

11.   Trim your eyebrows once a month to keep your shape clean and your hairs tamed.   Brush your hairs upwards with a spoolie, and trim any hairs that extend up past your natural arch with a small pair of hair/brow scissors.

12.   When plucking your brows, outline the shape that you want with brow product or concealer, to make it easier to see which hairs you want to pluck.

13.   When going to get your brows waxed/threaded/sugared, be sure to read the reviews of the salon you’re going to before committing to them.   Make sure that they use proper techniques and products to ensure a quality finish.

14.   If you have a hard time using gels and pomades, it may be because your brush is too big.  Try a smaller, flatter eyeliner brush to apply your product.

15.  When using eyeshadow or powder to fill in your brows, make sure your product has a matte finish.   Nobody looks good with shimmery brows.

16.  Using a matte highlight/light shadow right under your arch gives you a solid base glo before adding your regular highlight.

17.   On the bottom of your brow, apply product from head to tail and blend.  On the top of your brow, only apply product from the middle of your brow to your tail and blend.  This technique gives you a more natural look, and ensures you don’t apply too much product towards the head of your brow.


18.   To get a dramatic arch without plucking, apply product over your arch on the top of your brow, and round out the shape with concealer.

19.   This should go without saying, but never sleep with brow makeup on (or any makeup for that matter).  The dirt and oils can clog up hair follicles and cause acne or irritation.

20.   Always set your brows with setting spray before doing the rest of your face. 

21.  Brush your eyebrows at least once daily with a spoolie to keep your hairs tamed and in their natural shape.

Enjoy your fleeked brows hoes💞

Loves me, Loves Me Not Spell 🌹

a spell to ease the worries of whether someone loves you or not

🌹 gather: a pink rose, rainwater, a bowl, salt, and bay leaf.

🌹 burn the bay leaf to ash and crush to powder. set aside.

🌹 over the bowl of rainwater, pluck petals from the rose, drop into the water.

🌹 with every petal, contemplate the things that have been worrying youl.

🌹 sprinkle ash over the petals to help cease the worry. drain all away. 

How to Use Setting Powder

One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to setting their face  is quickly dusting powder over their skin and calling it a day, whilst this is quick and easy it really isn’t the most effective way to use a setting powder and set your makeup in place. Not only can it disturb the foundation underneath, but it can also give you an uneven, dry and cakey finish to your makeup.

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Best Drugstore/Affordable Makeup

I made a post about high end makeup yesterday, so here’s the affordable version!

*These are just my opinions based on what I like to use!*

PRIMER:
Maybelline Baby Skin (dupe of benefit porefessional)
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base

FOUNDATION:
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless (good for oily skin)
L'Oréal Pro Glow (more suited for people with drier skin types)

CONCEALER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
LA Girl Pro concealer

SETTING POWDER:
Coty Airspun loose face powder (translucent)


BLUSH:
Milani Rose Powder Blush
NYX High Definition Blush

CONTOUR:
NYX Powder Blush in the shade Taupe (for pale girls)
Elf contour palette
Black radiance true complexion contour palette (I haven’t tried it, but apparently it’s great for darker skin!)

HIGHLIGHT:
Elf baked highlighter
NYX liquid illuminator

SETTING SPRAY:
NYX Matte Finish
L'Oréal Infallible setting spray

EYESHADOW PRIMER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer

EYESHADOW:
BH cosmetics Carli Bybel palette (this has great highlight shades too!)
NYX palettes
Elf palettes
Makeup revolution

EYELINER:
L'Oréal Infallible 24 hr Lacquer liner (this is a gel liner)
NYX Super Skinny Marker
elf Precision liquid liner

MASCARA:
Maybelline Lash Sensational
L'Oréal telescopic (I love this for my bottom lashes)

FALSE LASHES:
Ardell lashes

LIQUID LIPSTICK:
Colourpop
NYX Lingerie
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

Lipstick:
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick
Milani Color Statement

BRUSHES:
Elf brushes Real Techniques blending sponge Real Techniques brushes
How to make your makeup last for 8-16 hours

This is directed towards those of y'all that
Have oily skin/ sweat buckets (I have normal skin but since I usually end up doing 40-60 dances a night…I sweat horribly)
Like going ham on your makeup. If you want a light, skin like finish then please look the other way
Do double shifts or work 12+ hours
Don’t have the time to touch up their makeup

Prep your skin: use Moisturizer and primer regardless of your skin type and apply makeup on clean skin. Don’t use to much Moisturizer or primer as your makeup will just melt off . If you want your makeup to survive nuclear war, get the Mehron Skin Prep Pro. It’s a cosmetic antiperspirant that applies like a toner and will dramatically extend the life of your makeup. I use this after I wash my face and apply a primer and moisturizer right afterwards

Apply a finely milled translucent powder underneath your foundation and over your primer. Since I have normal skin, I only do this very lightly on my t zone

I use eyeshadow primer under my eyes to extend the wear of my concealer and to prevent creasing

Get a long wearing/Matte finish foundation and use less of it than you think. I’ll make a list of foundations that I love soon

After applying your foundation/concealer and blending the ever living shit out of it with a beauty blender, blot the excess product/oil with a single ply of toilet, tissue, or blotting paper

Layer your products: use a cream contour under your powder contour, a cream blush under your powder blush, a cream highlighter under your powder highlighter

Set your face with a powder puff/ damp beauty blender and use a loose setting powder

Use a setting spray and fan your face afterwards. I use the Ben Nye Fix and Seal spray and it’s pretty much industrial strength