Not done, but this has gone through way too many “I’m gonna finish this - nah never mind, I’m not finishing it” cycles. Summer holidays are over and I won’t really have time to draw, so I might as well post it.
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.
uh could you do some hcs bout Michael or Connor confessing to someone they've been pining over for a while? thx fam and good luck on your portfolio!
hello !!! i hope you like these HCs!! and i m sorry they aren t very good aaaa i hope you enjoy!!! and thankyou!!!!
Please, let this boy be happy
Michael probably had a whole thing set up okay
Like either you two are downstairs, playing
video games, drinking Pepsi Crystal and he was planning on having a sleepover
He!!! Was!!! Shaking!!!!!
‘michael wth I m beating u in Mario kart u okay’
‘the student has surpassed the master’
Okay but his face would be all red and he d just
look really cute
He honestly just doesn t believe that he
deserves you and thinks that n o matter what u say, you will always be able to
find someone better and it just ???? fucks him up and scares him
But the two of you will start calming down a bit
and maybe u guys are just talking about school and he just turns to u and is
‘do u wanna share a slushie with me sometime? And
maybe go to the arcade?’
And at first ur really confused like ???? we go
to the arcade and stuff all of the time w Jeremy ??
And he sees the confusion, and he quickly adds
‘I mean without Jeremy, yknow? The two of us? And,,,
I ll pay for everything and all’
And u finally get it and !!!! ur face lights up
!!! and Michael sees ur smile and he starts smiling and!!!! He s just really
happy that ur smiling !!! and wow!!! This might work!!
U tell him that u ll totally go with him, but
only if he confirms that it is a date
And while blushing and giggling he just responds
‘it’s a date !!!’ and he s all gushy and just !!! wow u actually want to go on
a date w him!!!
U just made Michael a vvvv happy boy and he s so
in love w u ???? he ll do anything for u and will buy u all of the slushies and
honestly he just has a heck ton of tokens at the arcade take good care of him
Lbr connor would repress all of his romantic
emotions for u
U wanted to hold his hand? No big deal, not like
he felt a warm, fuzzy feeling in his stomach or anything ahhhahah what
The poor boy would sometimes be a total dick??? Just
so u don t suspect anything???
But one day the two of you are star gazing and
the moon light just looks sososo pretty reflecting in ur eyes and ur hair and u
just look so kissable and he just loses himself in ur eyes
Once u notice and look at him, he immediately
looks away and his face just explodes into a bright shade of red that the
moonlight can t show and he s so embarrassed??? Ur going to think he s a
creep?? Why would u want to date him??? Wth???
He slowly just starts yelling at himself
mentally and all of his doubts are coming back but u just kinda slide ur hand
onto his and he ??? nearly screams
The two of u just kinda sit there like that for
a bit and then connor just sputters out
‘I think I like you’
‘okay, fuck, no’
‘you don t like me?’
‘no – I do like you’
‘are you sure?’
‘why the fuck wouldn t I like you?’
And then he just goes on and o n about everything
he loves about you and he doesn t even realize but he just slowly starts adding
comments about how he doesn t get why someone as cute as you would hang out
with a fuckwad like him
And it just breaks your heart?? Bc here is this
tall, tough looking dude just g u s h I n g about everything he loves about you
and how much he despises himself and he just wants you to be happy and ???
Instead of saying anything, u just gently hold
his hand and lean ur head on his shoulder and u guys just stay like that for a
while, just in each other’s presence and just making sure that connor knows u
are here and that u are there for him
Connor is doing his best right now, and that s
all u can ask for
HERE WE ARE. THE EPIC *cough* CONCLUSION TO AN EPIC *splutter* WEEK-LONG (PLUS SOME) BATTLE! Angel Yoosung and Devil Saeran end up as Champion partners in the Pokemon-verse! THE PERFECT ENDING AMIRITE?!? I MEAN, LOOK - SAERAN IS SMILING!!!! OMGOSH
Thank you everyone for joining me on this crazy and highly questionable journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed my crack take on the Yooran Week prompts as much as I’ve enjoyed doing them. The week has been fantastic and as Mod Amy I’m really happy to have seen so many of your amazing entries! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST MUCH LOVE <3333
I’ve been a bit absent over the summer, but on the other hand I’ve really gotten into listening to that The Adventure Zone-podcast. Just finished episode 35′ish now, and I’ve gotten to do a couple of fan art pieces while listening to it :)
Summary: You are now a Pre-K teacher and you meet Jaebum, a single dad.
Genre: Romance, teacher, single dad
Warnings: smut in later chapters, swearing
Definition of Pre-K: teacher for children at the age of 4
Authors Note: This is my first fanfic and I am not really sure what everyone will think of it but please give me some feedback! Oh and I hate when fanfics don’t have a slight twist to them so don’t think I’ll keep you bored! I want some action and suspense here :)
You walked out of your last exam feeling excited because you finally finished your senior year of high school. All that was left was graduation day! You were excited for this upcoming summer because you finally had a car, a job, and more time with your boyfriend, Yugyeom. You were also excited because college would start in August, which meant a new chapter in your life.
You had been working hard during the semester to maintain your rank as number 1 in the class. After your hard work, you finally became valedictorian, and you would be giving a speech to your fellow classmates on graduation day. You were ready for a nice and refreshing summer.
So, like, as mentioned, I really want this friendship to develop after they switch back but the question is like… how??
In my last post I talked about how Parse would send Chowder nicer clothes (and sheets because wtf is that thread count christopher??) but i think this happened because– wait lets go back
Okay so Chowder gets to go to the Aces/Sharks game and go backstage (not the right word for that but lets just move on) and meet people so while he is obviously ALL UP IN THE SHARKS, he introduces his family also to Kent as “and this is my friend, Kent Parson” and admist the confused stares (coming from both his family and Kent Parson), Chowder is just like “we met at Samwell!!”
And Kent Parson, who is never really referred to as a friend (more a teammate, tbh, or “ex” or “celebrity crush) has like acquired some sort of blushing instinct (he blames his time in Chowders body) because he sort of blushes and stammers (JUST A LITTLE OKAY) before finding his cool again and–
“Oh, also,” Chowder tells his little sister. “You gotta feel that inside of that sweater– it is like SO SOFT.” and so that is actually where Kent gets his first idea to send Chowder nicer clothes (the expensive CASHMERE clothes yaknow… (sidebar: is cashmere soft? i don’t… actually know things about nice clothes))
But he doesn’t do it right away because like.. c’mon he’s not going to seem desperate here. He’s Kent Parson. He… they switched bodies for a little. Surely Chowder doesn’t actually want to… be his friend.
Because Chowder gets on a flight and heads back to Samwell and Kent Parson gets back to Vegas (and snuggles Kit) and THEN Kent Parson gets a text.
And that text is chirping him. Hard. For his coding notes.
“Lol. Dude. Really?? These don’t even make sense!”
“I told you I was bad at it! You’re lucky I tried.”
“It looks like you gave up halfway through and started doodling hockey plays.”
“… that is actually supposed to be some zeros and ones?? he wrote them on the board??”
and suddenly kent parson finds himself sort of smiling and laughing at his phone and he would say it is one conversation but then he gets a GOOD LUCK! text before his next game and then a bunch of texts DURING the game that he sees after and then-
Then he gets a “Remember to ice your shoulder!!!” the next day and, okay, yes, it’s weird that this guy has BEEN IN HIS BODY and thus knows that his shoulder bothers him but its also… its also nice??
So Kent Parson says fuck it. And he sends Chowder that sweater he liked so much. Because Chowder is being really nice to him and he… okay he will try to have a friend.