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How to tie a hair scarf for short hair

Short hair is amazing but it can sometimes be a pain to style. I’ve been borrowing my bff’s styling wax recently to keep my pixie in shape, but there are some days when it just refuses to be tamed and that’s when I bring out the hair scarves. 

Today I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how to tie a hair scarf for short hair. This is one of the easiest ways to wear a scarf if you’re looking to keep the top of your hair covered. Since my hair is super thick and wavy, it likes to stick up at the top, especially on those bad hair days! This is my preferred scarf tying style to keep everything all neat and tucked in when I don’t have enough time or just can’t be bothered with doing my hair. 

Using a square scarf, fold it into a triangle.

Place the scarf on top of you head with one end of the triangle sticking over your face. The shorter this bit is, the easier it will be for you to tuck in the scarf later on. 

Pull the two other ends over your ears and on top of your head.

Tie the ends together in a double knot over the bit sticking out in front of your face. Fluff the scarf a little over your head so that it looks natural and not too tight!

Now, double those two ends behind your head and knot them again at the nape of your neck. This knot shouldn’t be too tight, otherwise it’ll start travelling up the back of your head after a while! Tuck the stray ends under the scarf and secure them with a bobby pin. 

Finally, roll up the end dangling at the front and tuck it under the knot. And that’s it, you’re done! Takes all of two minutes and you’re good to shimmy out of the door. 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! I’ve put together a little selection of square scarves below, and a composite image for pinning. 


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I had severe separation anxiety as a kid, so my mom would sing to me when she was in another room.

by reddit user rainbow_productions

When I was growing up, I was terrified of being alone. I don’t know what started it, or when/if it stopped exactly. I have a dog now, a mutt I got from a shelter- so I’m not technically alone in my apartment even when my roommate is out. Back to the point, though; when I was a kid, being by myself scared me so badly. So, irrationally badly that if I even thought that my mother had left me alone on our property, I would become a gross and sobbing mess until I could set my sights on her again.

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For the serie “Too Short to Ride…. Horses!“, today we have Garnet with her female Friesian.
Steven is asking how does she feel, but Garnet is always…. Garnet :P (however I love imagining her screaming deep inside, probably in Ruby’s part).
I didnd’t use a Mustang ‘cause I read that it isn’t as tall as I thought…. and Garnet needs a tall race.

Next one will be Amethyst’s horse! She’s a quartz so I’m thinking on many BIG horses (but the biggest must go to Jasper ahahah), races that were used in  ploughing. Again, any ideas?

Below Pearl’s horse from few days ago.

Voyager Moments

“Draw her for me,” he whispered, head bent as he gently traced the shapes of my fingers, long and ghostly beneath the darkness of his own touch.

“What has she of you, of me? Can ye tell me? Are her hands like yours, Claire, or mine? Draw her for me, let me see her.”  He laid his own hand down beside my own. It was his good hand, the fingers straight and flat-jointed, the nails clipped short, square and clean.

“Like mine,” I said.  My voice was low and hoarse with waking, barely loud enough to register above the drumming of the rain outside.  The house beneath was silent. I raised the fingers of my immobile hand an inch in illustration.

“She has long, slim hands like mine - but bigger than mine, broad across the backs, and a deep curve at the outside, near the wrist - like that.  Like yours; she has a pulse just there, where you do.” I touched the spot where a vein crossed the curve of his radius, just where the wrist joins the hand. He was so still I could feel his heartbeat under my fingertip.

“Her nails are like yours; square, not oval like mine. But she has the crooked little finger on her right hand that I have,” I said, lifting it.  “My mother had it, too; Uncle Lambert told me.” My own mother had died when I was five. I had no clear memory of her, but thought of her whenever I saw my own hand unexpectedly, caught in a moment of grace like this one. I laid the hand with the crooked finger on his, then lifted it to his face.

“She has this line,” I said softly, tracing the bold sweep from temple to cheek, “Your eyes, exactly, and those lashes and brows. A Fraser nose. Her mouth is more like mine, with a full bottom lip, but it’s wide, like yours. A pointed chin, like mine, but stronger.  She’s a big girl - nearly six feet tall.” I felt his start of astonishment, and nudged him gently, knee to knee. “She has long legs, like yours, but very feminine -”

“And has she that small blue vein just there?” His hand touched my own face, thumb tender in the hollow of my temple. “And ears like tiny wings, Sassenach?”

“She always complained about her ears - said they stuck out,” I said, feeling the tears sting my eyes as Brianna came suddenly to life between us.

“They’re pierced. You don’t mind, do you?” I said, talking fast to keep the tears at bay. “Frank did; he said it looked cheap, and she shouldn’t, but she wanted to do it, and I let her, when she was sixteen. Mine were; it didn’t seem right to say she couldn’t when I did, and her friends all did, and I didn’t - didn’t want -”

“Ye were right,” he said, interrupting the flow of half-hysterical words. “Ye did fine,” he repeated, softly but firmly, holding me close. “Ye were a wonderful mother, I know it.”

I was crying again, quite soundlessly, shaking against him. He held me gently, stroking my back and murmuring. “Ye did well,” he kept saying. “Ye did right.” And after a little while, I stopped crying.

“Ye gave me a child, mo nighean donn,” he said softly, into the cloud of my hair. “We were together for always. She is safe; and we will live forever now, you and I.” He kissed me, very lightly, and laid his head upon the pillow next to me. “Brianna,” he whispered, in that odd Highland way that made her name his own. He sighed deeply, and in an instant, was asleep. In another, I fell asleep myself, my last sight his wide, sweet mouth, relaxed in sleep, half-smiling.

I lied before, apart from the soldier thing, there’s one more thing that bothers me in this post-otayuri age. Forgive me for rambling, it’s three in the morning and I got hit by an onslaught of annoyance.

I’m hardcore hating how many artists and writers are turning Yurio into a stereotypical uke role now that he can be paired with a more stereotypically masculine character.

The reason is obvious. Otabek is a character that presents very typically masculine: deep voice, short hair, square jaw, bikes, leather jacket, fails at ballet, national hero etc etc. In comparison, while Yurio has “masculine” personality traits -namely his aggressiveness and competitivity-, he still has more effeminate qualities: long hair, fair complexion, Russian fairy, likes cats, very flexible, aces ballet, has delicate choreographies etc etc So it’s easy for y’all to put them in traditional heteronormative roles even while shipping them as a same sex relationship

That alone is already terrible, but it’s only worse if you consider the fact that Yuri on Ice is a series that has been challenging gender roles since day one. Yuuri’s Eros, Victor presenting as androgynous in his youth, Georgi’s male-female costumes.  

In this latest episode, we got to see how Otabek was impressed by Yuri Plisetzky who “had the unforgettable eyes of a soldier” (a very typically masculine metaphor) while doing ballet, a stereotypically feminine activity. Otabek never looks down on Yurio’s effeminate qualities, nor mocks him for them (in fact, no one but JJ does), quite the contrary, Otabek has massive respect for Yurio and never forgot about him.

Yuri on Ice characters aren’t trapped by gender norms. They can have stereotypically masculine AND feminine traits and neither detracts from who they are. And no one ever thinks they’re “less” for showing traits that don’t align with their assigned gender, quite the contrary, these traits often make them stronger.

So why are people coding them with gross heteronormative seme/uke tropes? Why did people go from portraying Yurio as agressive and dominant “top” to whiny and submissive “bottom”? Just because now there’s a “macho” character to pair him with?

Ugh I’m not making any sense but I’m sick of this gross fetishization and heteronormativity and fandoms make me sick sometimes.


I finally got a new haircut everyone! And oh my it has been awhile since I’ve posted any selfies.

Sorry for looking kind of like a mess? (i.e my makeup) I was working today and was a little too lazy to clean myself up.

But I am beyond happy with this haircut. I was feeling pretty bad lately, but now? Not so much!


Belated Inktober #29

so anna and i occasionally toss around ideas for an extremely ridiculous au in which jack atlas is a fashion designer/occasional model, when the actual models are NOT DISPLAYING HIS OUTFITS TO BEST ADVANTAGE

rising sign+ physical appearance
  • Aries: Taller than average, spindly body, elongated face and neck. Generally have red or sandy blonde hair. Prominent forehead with thick eyebrows that accentuate the bridge of the nose. In males, the Adam's apple is pronounced.
  • Taurus: Solidly built and usually of average height. Square faces and short necks. The eyes are very prominent. Hair has a tendency to be light shades of brown. Their shoulders are broad and the chest is thick.
  • Gemini: The body is usually slender, poised and slightly less than average height. Very thin, chicken-like legs. Arms tend to be long and wiry. Oftentimes there is a cleft in the chin or the nose. Hair is generally shades of brown.
  • Cancer: Curvy and generally broad hipped as they can carry some weight in that region. Height is generally shorter than average. Arms and legs are perceived as stout. Round faced with a profile similar to the curve of a crescent moon. There may be a noticeable "spring" in the way they walk.
  • Leo: Tall, broad-shouldered and wide framed. Adults tend to carry a tiny bit of weight. Hair is light. They have a broad smile and regal way of walking. They generally have very generous faces.
  • Virgo: The body is average height and weight and tends to be very angular but solid. Wide shoulders and hips are common. Small but nicely sculpted facial features. Fair and smooth complexion with a very nice bone structure. Graceful way of walking.
  • Libra: The body in commonly tall and slender. Hair is usually dark and curly but very well kept. Very beautiful. Facial features are shaped nicely and lips are defined. Features are usually rounded.
  • Scorpio: Above average height but not necessarily tall. Stout figure, often perceived as "stuffed". Eyes are prominent, piercing and large. Hair is dark, thick and coarse. "Roman" style nose. Quick, bouncy way of walking.
  • Sagittarius: Distinguished looking. Tall and large but not overweight. The face is round and "happy" but slightly elongated. The teeth tend to be large and protruding. Hair is dark. Tendency to drag their feet.
  • Capricorn: Height is generally between average and slightly shorter than average. Very lean body with the exception of the legs which may be very heavy. Small, fox-like facial features. Hair is very dark, verging on black.
  • Aquarius: What one would call "striking". Height is between average and tall. Build is full and squared. Long waist. Very symmetrical feature which will make them appear more beautiful. Their walk is unpredictable and sudden.
  • Pisces: Small body but well proportioned. Appendages are usually short. Dainty hands. Big, dreamy eyes accompanied with long, thick lashes. Lips are soft and the nose is well sculpted.
General Appearances of the Signs

Aries: Aries ascending tends to better-than-average height, spare body, rather elongated face and neck. The complexion is often ruddy; the hair may be red or ‘sandy’ in color. The frontal area of the head is usually pronounced. The eyebrows may be heavy and tend to bridge the nose. The forehead can be rather wide and the chin pointed. It is probable there may be scars or marks about the head. In the male, the Adam’s apple may protrude more than normal.

Taurus: Taurus ascending usually gives a solid, hard body of about average height. There is a tendency to plumpness of the torso. Usually, the face is square, the neck rather short and big. There is a general fullness to all the facial and bodily features. The eyes may be prominent or slightly protruding. The hair tends to the lighter shades of brown. The shoulders may be wide and square, chest thick. The nostrils may be flared, especially when they are angry. The hands may be somewhat 'pudgy.’

Gemini: Normally, Gemini ascending causes the native to be rather slender, erect, and of average or less-than-average height. The legs frequently are 'birdlike.’ They seldom have an overweight problem because of their abundant nervous energy. The body is best described as wiry. The arms tend to be rather long and thin; fingers may be likewise. The face seems to be 'double"’ – there may be a cleft in the chin and even tip of the nose, which may be slightly hooked and sometimes reddish. Hair tends to dark brown.

Cancer: Cancer ascendants are often nicely curved. Adults frequently have rather broadhips and tend to put on a bit of weight in that area. Height is normally short to medium. The arms may have a crab-like motion; legs tend to be short and stocky. Feet and hands may be small and delicate. There may be a noticeable undulating gait to the walk. The face is usually round, Moon-shaped, and the profile may be inwardly curved as the Moon appears when not full.

Leo: Leo ascending normally is tall, broad-shouldered, and large of frame. There is a tendency to put on weight after a streamlined youth. Often the hair appears'sunshine bright.’ The smile may be broad and beaming. The brisk walk and carriage is regal – full of pride and dignity, and may be even pompous at times. On many, the hair grows low and thick on the neck, much as the lion’s mane. Everything about the face seems to be 'generous’ in size and proportion.

Virgo: Virgo ascending tends to average height, average weight, and an angular but solid build. Usually, the shoulders and hips are fairly wide. It may be easy to tack on a few pounds of extra weight. Facial features are typically small but nicely shaped. The nose may be slightly hooked at the end. Complexion tends to be fair and smooth. The bone structure of the face usually makes this ascendant-type quite photogenic. The walk is often smooth and graceful. Generally, the appearance might be described as 'clean-cut.’

Libra: Usually, the body is well-formed, inclined to be tall, slender, with a tendency toward stoutness in middle age. The hair is well kept and typically dark or black in color. Because of the Venus influence, many Libra ascendants can be termed 'beautiful’ in appearance. Features usually are nicely shaped; teeth may be 'pearly,’ lips generous and finely chiseled. Many have naturally curly hair. Usually, there is a pleasant roundness to all features.

Scorpio: The height is usually above average. Scorpio ascending makes for a stout body generally and a face which may seem 'stuffed’ or 'puffy.’ Theeyes may be large and penetrating; they may be the outstanding facial feature. Hair typically is black, thick, coarse – often curly. The nose may be seen as 'Roman.’ Skin might be sallow and somewhat oily. The walk may be quick and 'bouncy.’

Sagittarius: 'Distinguished looking’ is a term which will describe many with Sagittarius ascending. The native may be rather tall and large but not overweight until well past middle age. The face, like Jupiter, tends to be roundish and jovial, somewhat elongated. The teeth may be largeand can protrude. The hair is dark in youth but impressively white in later years. There often is a tendency to stamp or scrape the feet.

Capricorn: The stature is normally average to slightly less than average. The chest area is usually rather flat; and, the body in general tends toward being lean, except for the legs, which more likely than not will be heavy. Ankles frequently are thick. The facial features may tend to be rather small and sharp or pointed in appearance. Oftentimes the skin and hair will be darker than other members of the same family not having Capricorn ascending. The hair is very dark, often black.

Aquarius: Aquarius ascending often gives what might be termed a 'striking’ appearance. Height tends to be average to above. The build is full and square in most respects. The waist may be long. The facial features are usually rather even and might be called 'handsome.’ This ascendant probably has an excellent profile. The walk may be sudden and eccentric – like the thinking processes of this unpredictable native.

Pisces: Pisces ascending tends to be relatively small and well proportioned. They may put on extra weight later in life. Arms and legs usually are short; hands may be small and 'artistic.’ This ascendant tends often to give the individual large, dreamy eyes and long, thick lashes. The mouth and lips may be soft and sensitive; the nose small and well formed. There is a tendency toward a double chin, even a triple chin if much overweight. The feet may be unusual in some way.

(Credit to elbertwade.com)

First of all, thank u to everyone who applied for this network! I’m sorry it took me so long to post this, school sucks and I haven’t had the time until now. Thanks for being so patient <3 The list of members is below!

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