Picture this: You’re driving on a perfect sunny day. The windows are rolled down, a cool breeze is blowing in your face, and then it happens—your hair gets stuck in your lip gloss. Ugh. We’ve all been there. The thing is, when the warm weather rolls around, we’re feeling free and flirty—and a shiny statement pout is essential to our vibe. We consider our summer lip inspiration to basically be the sheen of a lollipop. So, if you want to keep that coveted wet effect —but lose the gunky feel—you’ll be grateful for our new Silky Gloss category. Consider it the Holy Grail of lip gloss. KELLEY HOFFMAN
hello it is your friendly neighborhood trash blogger back again
my heart hurt today and as always, the cause and the remedy were the two loves of my life, jason dean and veronica sawyer
sooo to combat the feels, i concocted a lil jdronica fluff and decided to dedicate it to one of my favorite bloggers, @jdronica, and also one of my best friends, @gender-lessgoon. it’s literally just what i word-vomited in 20 minutes, un-edited, so is probably trash but like ??? at this point i’m just gonna say all my writing is trash and go with it
(side note: i am way too scared to ask questions off anon esp like to jdronica??? in my eyes she is the Queen of the Ship and everytime i remember that we’re mutuals (!!!!) i cry a lil happy tear she’s beautiful and i’m a mess lmao)
anyway accept my humble offering pls
It wasn’t exactly obvious, at first.
Veronica had always been the more affectionate of the two, for obvious reasons. She was the one who grabbed JD’s hand in public, she was the one who kissed his cheek when he did something she found adorable (which happened all the time- JD could have sworn he had a permanent lip gloss stain on both cheeks, not that he was complaining), she was the one who bought him cookies and flowers and coffee when he was sad or tired or hungry.
JD showed his affection for Veronica in other ways. When she shivered, he wrapped her in his trench coat. He was the one who stood behind her and glared at anyone who tried to hurt her in any way. He was the protector.
And he was so used to the way Veronica mixed endearments into her speech, always calling him ‘honey’ or ‘darling’ or ‘sweetie’ (terms which he would never admit gave him butterflies, just a little), that it took him a while to catch on.
When they were at school, she would say it when they met and again when they parted. When they were on a date, she would say it through laughter or in a lighthearted way. When he was sad or angry or afraid, she would say it gently as he put his head in her lap and she ran her fingers through his mess of curls. It was second nature.
It dawned on him as he was in her kitchen one day, listening to her sing as they washed the dishes from the meal they’d made together.
“Your voice is amazing, Veronica,” he said to her after she finished her song, and she giggled, splashing him with water.
“Thanks, sweetie,” she laughed. “I love you.”
He paused for a moment, then turned to her with a slight frown. Her eyebrows raised.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
“You say that all the time, you know,” he mused, and her face relaxed into a smile.
“Well, you always love hearing it,” she said with a shrug, and JD felt his face heat up just slightly as a faint blush dusted his cheeks.
“And I always love saying it,” Veronica added.
JD didn’t reply, just walked across the room and tossed her a hand towel. She caught it, automatically drying her hands, as her face creased in confusion.
“What’s this for?” she asked, setting it aside as JD dried his own hands with another towel, setting it on top of hers.
“I’m going to kiss you,” he said seriously, taking a step towards her as her face flushed adorably. “I’m going to kiss you, and it’s going to be amazing, because you love me, and I love you too.”
Veronica’s hands flew to her mouth, and she pretended to be shocked.
“Why, Jason Dean, you’ve never said that to me before,” she said, and her tone was only slightly joking.
“Well, expect a lot more of it from me,” he replied, standing in front of her.
“Because I love you,” he said.
His arms wrapped around her waist, pulling her close.
“And I love saying it,” he continued.
Her hands rested on his chest as their faces drew closer together.
“And I’m always going to love hearing it,” she whispered.
Their lips met, and he kissed her until her head spun and her world dissolved and she forgot everything but one eternal truth.
Let Your Minis Have a Religious Experience: Stained Glass - The Miniatures of Tomorrow Method.
Hey there true believers, today I’ve got the long promised tutorial on how to create your own stained glass for diorama & display. This method, creates a very true to life effect, that while not as fast as printing on transparencies, replicates both the texture and actual principle of stained glass. This means that it casts a colored light like stained glass, and has the same high gloss as glass proper.
it’s been sooooo long since I’ve done any Robb Stark
as always enjoy x
plus i wrote this in a different perspective than the last, so i apologise
pairing: robb stark x reader
The stars were glowing faintly above, the fading neon dashed against the pink sky that was Sansa Stark’s ceiling. Y/ns eyes fondly traced the outline of each, the whole expanse of creme ceiling covered with the cheap decorations. Sansa had suffered a series of night terrors and paranoid thoughts of monsters under her bed when she was no older than seven, and Mr Stark had taken it upon himself to stick each and every neon star onto it so she wouldn’t be afraid anymore.
She was older now, and wiser, and knew there were no monsters under her bed or in her closet but still she liked to leave them there, as a reminder of her childhood or something that her dad had once done for her.
Sansa now lay beside y/n on her bed, her blue eyes scanning her phone screen and her lips forming words that her friend had lost interest in a few minutes ago. She had begun talking about the dance and about the conflict of wearing baby pink or blush pink. Y/n had tried listening but the effort was in vain. The cramming thoughts and overwhelming guilt was taking her over, the thought of her and Robb always occupying her mind.
Guilt, a fluttering heartbeat and trembling lips seemed to be normal when she was around Sansa and it was slowly eating her alive. Robb had insisted on waiting a while before their relationship went public, just to make sure everything with his revengeful ex had calmed down.
The confession weighed heavily on her mind, and settled itself on the tip of her tongue, but stubborn will always held it back. She now thought of all the times Robb had climbed through her window in the past week, and all those times he had pulled her into empty classrooms during free period. The memory of his soft lips made her guilt worsen.
“Hey? Hellooooo” Sansa dragged out as she clicked her fingers in front of her dazed best friend. Y/n snapped out of it with a head shake, her eyes now intuitively peering up at her ginger comrade.
“Yeah, sorry the dance. What we’re you saying?” she asked her, watching as Sansa’s pretty face pouted into a frown.
“I stopped talking about the dance ten minutes ago. I am currently discussing my brother” the red head said, throwing herself back on the plush satin cushions on her bed. Y/n perked up, leaning on her elbow as she stared at the sprawling girl who’s eyes were alight with curiosity.
“Which brother?” she tried to keep her voice casual but it hitched slightly. This wasn’t unheard by Sansa, yet she pretended she didn’t take notice.
“Robb, of course” she crossed her arms over her chest “he’s been particularly off lately, more than usual might I add. Sneaking out at night, smiling all the time and yesterday I could have sworn he had a lip gloss stain on his neck”
“So what? He’s sneaking out to a girl, big deal” y/n laughed a little with a shrug of her shoulders, but it was stiff and unnatural.
“My brother is useless at keeping secrets so I don’t know why he’s hiding this so much! Who is this girl and why is he sneaking around……unless it’s not a girl” she mused, her face taking on that smooth surprise of a new idea.
“Come on Sans don’t be dramatic” y/n rolled her eyes “whoever it is, I’m sure Robb has a very good explanation for keeping this a secret”
The rhythm of the ball stayed sure and quick as Robb bounced it off the hard ground of his backyard. He shot another hoop, the basket swinging from the force as it hung from the side of the garage. Tiny beads of sweat trickled down his neck from his thick head of curls and he made a frustrated sound when he once again had to swipe a hand over his face to get rid of the clammy moisture.
He couldn’t sleep tonight. He didn’t know whether it was to do with the mid October heat, or the thought of his girlfriend sleeping in the room next to him and knowing that he couldn’t do anything about it. She was teasing him, and she didn’t even know it.
Another form of sweat trickled down his back but it had nothing to do with heat or the strenuous movements he was making. He shot another basket, catching the hard orange ball as it bounced towards him. His mind was conflicted, and it was stopping him from thinking completely straight.
One part of him wanted to keep y/n to himself; wanted to keep her his little secret for a little longer. He wanted to enjoy her company without the prying eyes of people at school, and he wanted to own her lips in private and not while people talked about them or judged their compatibility.
But there was also another part that wanted to shout it out from the rooftops. That the girl he had had a crush on when he was younger was now his, and no one else’s. Not telling his best friend Jon really sucked, and he knew Sansa wouldn’t approve of his secrecy either. He huffed deeply and threw the basketball as hard as he could against the wall of the garage. It bounced back and his hands shot out to catch it but it zipped past him.
“Thank the gods you never tried out for the basketball team”
He turned around swiftly, his blue eyes scanning the soft cover of nightfall to see the shape of a girl holding the basketball between her hands. His girl.
“Very funny, Tyrell” he said, no hint of sarcasm or humor in his voice. It was almost blank, but with a dreamy undertone. He couldn’t even focus on being sarcastic right now; not when she stood there looking like a dream in an oversized t-shirt and wearing a devilish smile.
He abandoned all sense of himself as he rushed to her in two strides. She dropped the basketball on the ground, the dull echo of it vibrating off the concrete as their lips collided. His arms became a cage around her and her fingers were iron grips in his hair.
The wall of the garage embraced her body as he pushed her against it and her thighs ached with the indent of his fingers as he hoisted her up. For a few moments it seemed like the only sounds were their thumping heartbeats and that the only purpose in life was to kiss one another.
Nothing had ever felt like this to Robb. Not winning the championship game, not fumbling around with a cheerleader, not the adrenaline rush he once got from cliff diving with Jon one summer. No rush compared to kissing Y/n Tyrell, and from the set of her lips against his he guessed she felt the same about him.
She pulled away and left him empty, and panting. His nose bumped off hers and he stayed there for a moment as their rapid breaths mixed together. Her fingers were under his sweat soaked shirt, and the gentleness of her touch reminded him of the time they had spent under her sheets.
“We have to tell them” y/ns voice was a whisper, her lips humming against his. He shivered despite the tropical like heat.
“I know” he whispered back, rubbing her face gently with his, the scratchy beginnings of manly stubble tickling her baby soft cheek
She pulled her head back, leaning it against the wall to look at him better. Her eyes were sparkling with surprise and he wet his lips with his tongue subconsciously at the sight of the tangible energy circulating in them. She had half expected him to say no, to refuse just a little longer at keeping their relationship a secret.
“Really? You feel the same?” y/n asked him, one hand playing with the round neck of his t-shirt and the other found its home in his auburn curls. She tried to ignore how his thumbs were circling patterns on her thighs.
“I can’t keep this a secret any longer. Everytime I see Jon it’s all I want to say to him, I practically feel like I’ll burst if I don’t tell him I love you. And don’t get me started on Sansa, she’s my baby sister and I feel like I’m betraying her by keeping this a secret” he said with a gruffness that made her heart skip a beat.
“It’s killing me to not tell Sansa. I know you’re her brother, but I should be gushing about you to her and planning out dates. It’s what girls do, and I can’t keep it from her any longer” y/n told him with a frown.
“So tomorrow we tell them. No excuses we just do it” Robb said, a smile playing on his pink lips.
“Do we tell them separately or together?”
“Separately. If Sansa’s mad I don’t want to be near her” he laughed a little “Jon’s my best friend, and my cousin so I should be the one to break it to him”
“So we tell them…tomorrow” y/n breathed, pressing her nose against Robb’s, both hands now running through his hair.
“Yes, my love. Tomorrow” he said gently “but for tonight, you can stay my little secret”
thought about his life with a big “what if”. Something inside of him twisted at
the thought of it; the biggest What If in his life was Amanda Hess. He had
known her since grade school, and though the two of them bickered nonstop,
whenever he saw her golden hair and rich blue eyes, he swore his heart skipped
He was in
too deep, but god, he would sink deeper and deeper for her.
bought this from sephora a couple months ago, intrigued by the packaging and the claims. i have dry lips and is almost always peeling, so i was searching for a lipstick that is moisturizing mostly and long lasting.
this set has a lipstick and a lip gloss in it, the lipstick is colorless and the gloss is a very light pastel pink shade, but when applied, the color turns into a bright pink shade, not the subtle kind as seen on the box.
it is moisturizing and the color does stay even though i drink and eat and wipe my lips through out the day, it only fades a little, definitely need a remover to completely remove the color at the end of the day, it almost works like a stain i guess, with a moisturizing effect.
my take on this is that it does help with my dry lips and the staying power is quite good, but it’s not a color i would use everyday, since i don’t wear much makeup, i would prefer a more mlbb color, but this shade of pink is still really nice, and the gloss is lovely to create the full lip look and it’s not the overly sticky kind. and the packaging is totally awesome, so classy and pretty overall, getting the set is definitely worth it if you like the color changing lipstick.
When Tarte founder Maureen Kelly created the first Cheek Stain in her one-bedroom apartment in 1999, so began a love affair between women everywhere and the fastest-ever way to flush. “When the Cheek Stains launched, they were so different from any blush on the market. The gel formula in a chubby push-up stick was revolutionary,” says Kelly. “I personally love them most for being so easy-to-use and lasting for a minimum of 12 hours. Tartelettes also love that they are chock-full of healthy super fruits like maracuja, acai, and acerola making them a healthy treat for your skin.”
So there may have been a few panic attacks when the Cheek Stains recently went out of stock to make way for a new, updated version: “It’s the same great formula and amount, but in a more convenient, eco-friendly push-up stick,” explains Kelly. “We also decided that the most iconic product in our line could use a makeover—it’s been fifteen years!”
Each shade, which now matches up to a shade of LipSurgence Power Pigments of the same name, now has a different bold pattern on the packaging. “Each one is like a collector’s item! And you never have to guess which lip color looks great with which blush.” HOLLY SIEGEL
Apply a smooth layer of foundation over the face, or just where necessary to hide blemishes or discoloration to create an even-toned complexion. Powders or liquid make-up works equally well here, although a cream/liquid will do a better job of covering up larger or more persistent blemishes or spots.
Gently brush on soft pink blush on the high points of the cheekbones, brushing away from the ears. A light, pink-peach shade is perfect for this look.
Prepare the eyes by focusing only on the upper lids: apply a lengthening mascara instead of one that volumizes or thickens, and feel free to run a blank mascara wand through your upper eyelashes afterwards to remove any clumps and curve the lashes in right direction.
Afterwards, applying a very thin, soft layer of black eyeliner pencil near the eyelashes on the upper lid of the eye will help the eyes pop. An extremely soft, creamy eyeliner with a small tip that doesn’t require much pressure is ideal here instead of a liquid eyeliner.
While not necessary, sweeping a very slight layer of eyeshadow in a natural shade of light, gentle brown/plum over the upper lid also helps bring out the eyes!
Leave the lower half of the eyes completely untouched—it will help enlarge the eyes!
Fill in your eyebrows with a brow pencil appropriate for your brow color, making sure not to draw too much outside of the natural line of your brow or apply too much. Just a bit to fill in holes/draw the entire brow together is necessary.
Finish the look off with the lips! Lydia’s are sporting a light, almost nude pink with a slight shine, so recreate the look with a pink lip stain or lip gloss, and for extra color, first apply a lipstick in the same shade on the lips and follow up with the stain or gloss to add shine and enhance the color.
what are your makeup stables? what do you use for everyday? what do you use when you go all out? which products are your current faves?
okay full disclosure for this post - any makeup recs i make should be taken in the context that i am really, ridiculously pale. like vampire, i-can-see-your-veins, get-some-sun-miccaeli okay-mum-jesus pale.
everything but lips
primer - point no. 1 and we’re already hitting elf, which proves how awesome they are lmao. elf is one of those brands that has a whole lot of high end dupes at really great prices that are still pretty good products themselves. I use the elf mineral primer in clear (they do have colour correcting primers, but if you’re gonna colour correct you should probs have a dedicated product for that). garnier perfect blur is also a good buy, and it’s a bit more heavy duty but benefits porefessional is very much worth the hype. HIGH END - smashbox primer, bar none.
concealer/highlighter - i don’t use a lot of concealer but like. the under eye area is an ISSUE. i fluctuate because i haven’t found the perfect one, but i like maybelline’s fitme, even if they always market it as ‘breathable’, which is creepy and weird. nars creamy concealer is good too. for highlighter i use revlon skinlights, which is both awesomely named and legit makes you look like some kind of glittering midsummer night’s dream-esque florence and the machine otherworld creature
bb cream - i use bb cream instead of foundation because i hate the feel of product on my face so i like to keep it light. i use maybelline and i like garnier’s as well, though it’s veryyy drying. i’ve tried just about every bb cream under the sun so
eyeshadow - i use urban decay potion primer, but elf primer is a great, cheaper option. i also really love maybelline’s colour tattoo eyeshadows, which are a cream blend that can work on their own as eyeshow or as a base/primer. For actual eyeshadow, URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTES. I have them all and I’d say 3 is my favourite because I love the rose hues, but I probably use 2 the most, and people say it’s the most universally flattering. for day to day i love to use eyeshadow quads, because they come in complementary colours you can use for your crease/inner eye/etc without having to think about it. I use clinique (because my mum gets them in those gift bag giveaways lmao. god bless), chi chi and i have ONE chanel les 4 ombres quad that cost a frankly ridiculous amount and which i cherish accordingly. HIGH END - LORAC PRO PALETTE. mac eyeshadow pots, and they’re not high end but i have a few barry m palettes and i love them
mascara - mascara is one of those things that seems pretty simple… until you start looking for colours other than black. black mascara ALWAYS ends up smudging on me and it makes me look hungover and not in a fun way, so i prefer dark/blackened brown for every day. revlon’s lash potion is awesome and i use rimmel extra super lash as well. i tend to use non-waterproof mascara because waterproof is honestly a fuckin bitch to get off. for blacks i like covergirl’s clump crusher (honestly so much of a mascara is about the brush, and covergirl always has good brushes), maybelline lash stiletto won’t give you volume but nothing beats it in length, and physican’s formula just feels nice. no high end for this cause like, it’s mascara, though i guess MUFE counts so smoky extravagant. i will say though that i think benefit they’re real is TOTALLY OVERRATED
eyeliner - i started using liquid eyeliner first because im one of those throw urself in the deep end ride or die bitches. the nyx curve liner is really good and is so easy to apply because of its shape, i like the elf essentials liner, and i use gels for tightlining - rimmel and australis. i have glitter eyeliners from both elf and nyx. HIGH END - stila all day liquid liner, i know it’s hyped a LOT but honestly it deserves all the praise and more. this shit does not fucking BUDGE even if you don’t prime, it’s amazing
lips - another preface: as previously established i’m pale as shit, and i have cool undertones so i don’t lean towards warm/orange hued lip products. it’s all pale pinks and blue based reds for meeeee
lip treatments/balms - maybelline babylips are a fav, and i love their pink electro pop, but honestly once i started buying lanolips i stopped buying every other lip treatment. it is SO GOOD and i use it as a clear balm, as a base for drying creams or matte shades, you can even use it when you wake up first thing in the middle of winter and your lips are dry like the sahara. also i like lush’s lip tints, especially it started with a kiss.
glosses/stains - NYX BUTTER GLOSSES. OH MY GOD, THEY ARE SO FUCKING UNREAL they all smell like birthday cake? some kind of sugary baked product and the colour range is sooo good and they’re completely buildable, from sheer to solid AND THEY LAST FOR AGES honestly go right now and buy twenty. revlon’s whole line of stains/balms/clinique rip off sticks are AWESOME. HIGH ENDysl glossy stains. l’oreal makes a pretty good dupe but honestly you buy one of the ysl ones and it’s like shooting yourself in the foot because YOU CAN’T GO BACK. as always, i go for blue based reds, like rouge goache.
liquid lipstick/creams/lacquers/WHY ARE THERE SO MANY KINDS OF LIP PRODUCTS - this probably didn’t need its own section but honestly i just wanted to rec NYX LIP CREAMS, which in this stupidly long makeup rec post could be my favourite product. they’re named after cities (which makes no difference to the product. i just love it) and they come in heaps of different colours/shades, and these things FUCKING. STAY. they’re a pretty dry formula but they are NOT BUDGING FOR ANYTHING. you can eat and it’ll still be perfect after, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. i have almost every colour lmao. for liquid lipsticks i like elf’s, which are dupes of stila, and rimmel apocalips lip lacquers.