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~Day 20 of Halloween! Sorry it’s two days late I had a hectic weekend.~ 

Chib’s POV

I smirked and rolled us over, kissing your neck as you let out a breathless moan. I had to fight hard to keep my fangs under control which was hard since your blood smelled so good, especially mixed with your arousal. Sometimes being a vampire was tough, like with the blood lust and sun but luckily my cross protected me from burning in the sun.

Crosses were believed to cure or repel vampirism but really they protect vampires from the sun. The tale protected actual vampires and kept people from figuring out the real from the fake. Which also kept you from figuring out what I was, you knew that I was hiding something but you had no idea what.

I moved my lips to yours and you rolled us over and pulled up quickly. Unfortunately, your hair had tangled around my cross and when you pulled up, the chain snapped. The sun streaming in from the window immediately started to burn my skin and I hissed before rolling us over and covering us both with the comforter. You looked up at me in shock.

“What the hell was that?” You asked.

“Baby… I got ta tell ya somethin’.” I said, nervously.

“What…?” You bit your lip as you watched me.

“I’m a Vampire.” I told you seriously and you looked at me for a minute.

“Umm… I… Alright?” You asked me and I chuckled at your reaction.

“Alright?” I asked.

“I guess as long as you aren’t cheating on me.” You shrugged and I started laughing. I kissed you softly and smiled.

“I love ya, lass.” I told you.

“I love you too, my sexy vampire.” You teased and reached up to untangle my cross from your hair, you handed it to me. “I’m guessing you need this back.” I took it from you and smiled as I took the comforter off of us. Now that I had the cross in my hand the sun didn’t effect me but I still got up and closed the curtains.

“Ya sure this doesnae bother ya?” I asked as I came back to the bed.

“You’re still my Chibs, that’s not going to change.” You smiled. “Can I see your fangs?” I chuckled and let my fangs out which I knew caused my eyes to go all black, you gasped but your hand moved up to touch the point of one fang.

“Ya scared?” I asked.

“No, turned on a little bit.” You answered honestly with a little smirk and I moved overtop of you.

“Let me take a bite?” I smirked down at you, retracting my fangs, I playfully bit your neck where I knew you were ticklish. You giggled and tried to roll away from me, but I refused to let you go and add to it by tickling your sides too.

“I give! I give!” You laughed and I chuckled and stopped tickling you, pressing a kiss to your lips.


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anonymous asked:

is it okay to use face sunscreen on the body? and what sunscreen cusion do you rec?

Yes, it is fine to use face sunscreen on the body, though that can get expensive.

I would say most sunscreen cushions are great- if you don’t mind white cast. Most are meant for babies, so they use physical UV filters to lower the risk of skin irritation. In turn, physical UV filters give white cast. So, if you’re pale skinned or wear tinted base makeup over it, you should be fine. 

Sun Cushion Recs:

  • Skinfood White Dandelion Derma Mild Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++
  • Peripera Pure Milk Sun Cushion SPF50 PA+++
  • andLAB Xylitol Mild Sun cushion SPF50 PA+++
  • Dr Althea Sun Cushion & Primer SPF 50+ PA+++
  • Amore Pacific RESORT COLLECTION Sun Protection Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ (this one, despite using physical filters, shouldn’t give you white cast. but you’re paying for it lol)

Recs w/o physical UV filters:

  • Skinfood Aloe Watery Cooling Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++
  • April Skin Magic Snow Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA+++
headcanon that

lance is overprotective as f u ck with keith and nearly tackles an alien when it threatens keith

like lance goes from smiling and friendly and all of a sudden, he’s pushing straight into the alien and shoving him from a stunned keith

cue lance leaning in real close to the alien’s face, and it’s really scary, cause lance has never been this serious

and he just quietly says, “don’t you dare come near him again.” and he’s not even yelling, it’s just quiet and calm and fucking scary as shit

lance lets it go, and turns to face keith only to see that keith is like.super red

like gaping, open-mouthed keef with cheeks redder than his armor

BONUS: inside keith’s mind is “holy shit that was fucking h o t”

((edit)) i’d like to point out that since so many people are concerned, i n e v e r support toxic relationships. in this headcanon, it’s a justified reason for lance to say something like that; the alien has been threatening keith. threatening. maybe i didn’t make it clear enough, but there’s a reason lance gets angry. and since it’s still bothering so many people, i’ll change this headcanon, but i’d also like to point out that many of my headcanons are crack/slef-indulgent.
🌿 Using Weed in Witchcraft 🌿

I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of posts on how to incorporate weed into witchcraft! I’ve had a few fellow stoner witchlings ask for a post as well and I feel comfortable making this post because I’m a certified botanist. I’m sorry if it’s a little unorganized, I got high to write it.🔥🌿 Please, only read this if you’re okay with the topic of drug use and remember to smoke responsibly, make sure you research specific strains! Also, I’m sorry this is long af.

Where Do I Even Begin?
I use cannabis as a way to induce a state of relaxation and meditation. For me, it helps me clear my head and focus my intention. Let’s start with the different strains of weed and which kind of witchcraft they support the best.

Indica tends to be sedative, and gives a body high. This type of marijuana will provide a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders. As a spoonie this is what I most often smoke to ease pain and nausea, just as a heads up to other people looking for relief. The most popular Indica strains currently include Kush, Northern Lights, and White Widow. My recommendation is Purple Kush or Northern Lights. This is great for self-love spells, protection, divination, healing, and stress-reducing spells or rituals.

Sativa -dominant marijuana strains tend to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. This is great for glamour spells, love spells, hexes, curses, and other high energy spells. 

But honestly, just do whatever makes you feel good and makes you happy, your well-being and comfort should be the most important thing in your practice. Please smoke responsibly 

That’s Cool But What Else?
You can definitely mix certain herbs and flowers with your weed! Just pop a couple petals or buds in your grinder with your weed. Please, be careful that you don’t smoke something toxic and do your research. Some flowers are toxic to humans and a few are deadly. Below you’ll find a list of things you can smoke and their properties and why you cannot smoke because sometimes it’s hard to find information online. Note: Please, don’t smoke any of the below if you are nursing or pregnant. 

  • Yarrow is a mild stimulant and has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s great for soothing pain in the lungs and throat. It can cause allergic reactions.Courage, Love, Enlightenment 
  • Blue Lotus use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and as a stress reliever. Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. It is important you smoke only the petals. Lunar, Protection, Divination, Prosperity
  • Wormwood can also be used as a light anaesthetic. It is commonly used to give relief to menstrual cramps and muscle pains. It is also being used as a remedy for common cold, tapeworm, headaches, and nausea. It’s also used as an aphrodisiac, this is not for extended or frequent use. It can cause allergic reactions. Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
  • Lavender can be use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and a stress reliever. Sleep, Happiness, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Love.
  • St. John’s Wart in very small portions. I’d rather you didn’t do it at all but it’s technically legal so I’m listing it St. John’s Wort may be a natural herb but it does have quite a few side effects. Before you start using it, consult your doctor first if you are taking medications that can negatively interact with St. John’s Wort. It can effect how well certain medications work including birth control, mood-stabilizers, and anti-depressants. On the other hand, St. John’s Wart is a mood-stablizier, so if you’re not on any medications and feel a little anxious smoking some could indeed help. The most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, tiredness, dry mouth, and sun sensitivity. Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination.
  • Rose petals, white sage leaves, rosemary, wormwood, mint leaves, marshmallow root, catnip, meadowsweet, and passionflower. I know there’s more I’m missing but these are the one’s I suggest!
  • Please don’t smoke(if it’s in bold it’s really bad): Yew, Sandal Wood, Mistletoe, Periwinkle, Dogbane, Orange/Lemon Peels, and Dragon’s Blood. Those are the major one’s people tend to ask about.

Fun Witchy Things To Do With Pot:

  • I like to blow smoke rings and use them as casting circles for cleansing energy. When they break apart and the smoke starts to blanket the room I know it’s absorbing all the negative energy from my home!
  • If you use a bubbler you can read the bottom like tea leaves! It’s a bit of hoot.
  • Incorporate the weed strains name into your magick! When I’m working with Freyja I often smoke Northern Lights because in Norse Mythology they represented the valkyries. And who doesn’t want to be bad ass? I smoke Purple Haze to bring in positive energy. Be creative! You know your practice the best. 💜
  • Incorporate the pipe into your practice. On Samhain, I smoke out of apples because it makes me feel extra witchy and closer to Hel. Also, you can carve sigils or names into an apple! You can use color correspondences or whatever floats your little balloon. 
  • Ashes!! Don’t throw away your ashes! Use them in binding spells, protection spells, or black salt. But if you’re a gardener plants love the ashes! Mix it in with plant food or just sprinkle some on top of them once a week! ( I personally swear by this, eggshells, coffee beans, and lavender salt.)
  • Cleanse your pipe, it’s the least you can do for all it does for you. I like to leave mine out under the full moon to cleanse and just smoke an apple instead with carved intentions to cleanse my home. (I use weed for everything, I’m sorry.)
  • Charge your water if you’re using bubbler, bong, vape, etc. Moon water is totally awesome in this situation and so is rose water! I personally love using rose water but please don’t use store bought rose water. It’s often simmered water and essential oils. You can make your own rose water by putting some petals (dried or fresh) into a saucepan and let it simmer, do not let it boil, when the petals lose their color it’s done. Press the remaining amount of rose from the petals with paper towels into the water!
  • When you inhale the smoke, visualize that you’re bringing in the good energy and all the properties of your bowl, let the smoke absorb all your negative energy and release it! I like to have an incense or candle going if I’m breathing out the bad. 😅
  • Charge your weed with crystals. Every time I get a new batch of weed I put a piece of rose quartz in with it and let it cleanse my weed of any negative energies it might have collected from previous owners.
  • Blow smoke out of your face like a dragon??? 

I hope this is helpful in some way! If I’m missing anything please let me know! 💖🌿💨  

Cloak of the Sun

A simple spell of protection and confidence

Originally posted by theworldisworthagif

You’ll need a sunny day and very basic visualization skills. (I myself am terrible at visualization, but this spell uses external sensations to support you. It’s visualization easy mode.) Optionally, a pin or a pendant, especially one that hangs at about collarbone level, can be used as a “cloak clasp”.

  • Stand in direct sunlight, facing away from the Sun.
  • Close your eyes and feel the warmth on your back. Focus on its power. This is the source of all life on Earth. With it you can do anything.
  • Visualize this power as a covering garment. Mine tends to be glittering gold; yours might be red fire, or white light, or a shimmer in all the colors of a sunset. Make it your own.
  • Draw the cloak over your shoulders to meet in front, and over your head like a hood. Be enveloped in its power. Burn away anything that might do you harm.
  • If you’re using a “clasp”, put it on now. Imagine pinning the cloak to it, to keep it in place. This provides a tangible reminder of the cloak’s presence, and I find it helps to maintain it and to remake it next time.

It’s amazing how much better I feel after a day with my cloak on!

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Your Sun/Moon Combination Keywords

~Aries~

Aries Sun, Aries Moon: Impulsive, Lively, Determined

Aries Sun, Taurus Moon: Tactful, Sensual, Gracious

Aries Sun, Gemini Moon: Popular, Open-Minded, Talkative

Aries Sun, Cancer Moon: Loyal, Secure, Emotional

Aries Sun, Leo Moon: Courageous, Affectionate, Ambitious

Aries Sun, Virgo Moon: Conversant, Sincere, Careful

Aries Sun, Libra Moon: Adventurous, Dynamic, Restless

Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon: Competitive, Intellectual, Magnetic

Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Active, Inquisitive, Exciting

Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon: Practical, Responsible, Motivated

Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon: Idealistic, Amusing, Romantic

Aries Sun, Pisces Moon: Creative, Temperamental, Impressionable

~Taurus~

Taurus Sun, Aries Moon: Goal-Oriented, Disciplined, Vigorous

Taurus Sun, Taurus Moon: Truthful, Calm, Attentive

Taurus Sun, Gemini Moon: Bright, Pragmatic, Charming

Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon: Kind, Imaginative, Peaceful

Taurus Sun, Leo Moon: Opinionated, Strong, Innovative

Taurus Sun, Virgo Moon: Convincing, Dedicated, Logical

Taurus Sun, Libra Moon: Charismatic, Delicate, Relaxed

Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon: Subtle, Empathetic, Clever

Taurus Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Passionate, Sociable, Direct

Taurus Sun, Capricorn Moon: Prestige, Dependable, Stable

Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon: Faithful, Generous, Flexible

Taurus Sun, Pisces Moon: Susceptible, Gentle, Spiritual

~Gemini~

Gemini sun, Aries Moon: Quick, Excitable, Well-Spoken

Gemini sun, Taurus Moon: Outgoing, Youthful, Structural

Gemini sun, Gemini Moon: Favored, Unpredictable, Problem-Solver

Gemini sun, Cancer Moon: Playful, Witty, Skillful

Gemini sun, Leo Moon: Prideful, Enterprising, Amiable

Gemini sun, Virgo Moon: Versatile, Intelligent, Lighthearted

Gemini sun, Libra Moon: Harmonious, Idealistic, Resilient

Gemini sun, Scorpio Moon: Forceful, Intuitive, Brilliant

Gemini sun, Sagittarius Moon: Free, Educated, Vivid

Gemini sun, Capricorn Moon: Shrewd, Objective, Professional

Gemini sun, Aquarius Moon: Helpful, Optimistic, Agile

Gemini sun, Pisces Moon: Conscientious, Detailed, Speculating

~Cancer~

Cancer Sun, Aries Moon: Combustive, Principal, Aspiring

Cancer Sun, Taurus Moon: Compassionate, Protective, Loving

Cancer Sun, Gemini Moon: Yielding, Curious, Reflective

Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon: Touchy, Guarding, Genial

Cancer Sun, Leo Moon: Proud, Interesting, Neat

Cancer Sun, Virgo Moon: Solid, Traditional, Practical

Cancer Sun, Libra Moon: Gentle, Busy, Supportive

Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon: Magnetic, Ardent, Private

Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Inspiring, Free-Spirited, Polite

Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon: Eager, Reassuring, Self-Disciplined

Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon: Wise, Aristocratic, Honored

Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon: Passive, Unique, Talented

~Leo~

Leo Sun, Aries Moon: Fierce, Outright, Driven

Leo Sun, Taurus Moon: Visionary, Durable, Efficient

Leo Sun, Gemini Moon: Delightful, Facile, Reasonable

Leo Sun, Cancer Moon: Ingenious, Easy-Going, Family-Oriented

Leo Sun, Leo Moon: Bold, Attractive, Dignified

Leo Sun, Virgo Moon: Selective, Thoughtful, Timid

Leo Sun, Libra Moon: Idealistic, Methodical, Alert

Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon: Passionate, Opportunistic, Fulfilling

Leo Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Intriguing, Warm, Straightforward

Leo Sun, Capricorn Moon: Keen, Good-Natured, Trustworthy

Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon: Vital, Inspiring, Concerned

Leo Sun, Pisces Moon: Kind-Hearted, Aware, Sentimental

~Virgo~

Virgo Sun, Aries Moon: Thoughtful, Demanding, High-Spirited

Virgo Sun, Taurus Moon: Reliable, Honest, Loyal

Virgo Sun, Gemini Moon: Deliberate, Active, Perceiving

Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon: Nurturing, Conservative, Secure

Virgo Sun, Leo Moon: Jovial, Earnest, Conscientious

Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon: Organized, Well-Mannered, Healthy

Virgo Sun, Libra Moon: Enciting, Selective, Intimate

Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon: Sly, Prudent, Calculating

Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Traditional, Engaging, Humorous

Virgo Sun, Capricorn Moon: Hardworking, Mature, Realistic

Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon: Down-To-Earth, Analytical, Exploring

Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon: Contemplative, Artistic, Adviceful

~Libra~

Libra Sun, Aries Moon: Striking, Erratic, Extroverted

Libra Sun, Taurus Moon: Likable, Balanced, Tactful

Libra Sun, Gemini Moon: Expressive, Social, Flirtatious

Libra Sun, Cancer Moon: Diplomatic, Serene, Gifted

Libra Sun, Leo Moon: Captivating, Honest, Lucky

Libra Sun, Virgo Moon: Rational, Organized, Insightful

Libra Sun, Libra Moon: Excitable, Charming, Trusting

Libra Sun, Scorpio Moon: Determined, Absorbing, Radical

Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Outgoing, Eager, Positive

Libra Sun, Capricorn Moon: Warm, Strong, Purposeful

Libra Sun, Aquarius Moon: Humanitarian, Even-Tempered, Approachable

Libra Sun, Pisces Moon: Tender, Changeable, Artistic

~Scorpio~

Scorpio Sun, Aries Moon: Mysterious, Fearless, Tenacious

Scorpio Sun, Taurus Moon: Securing, Confident, Sensible

Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon: Sensual, Businesslike, Sophisticated

Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon: Independent, Bold, Curative

Scorpio Sun, Leo Moon: Alluring, Self-Assured, Decisive

Scorpio Sun, Virgo Moon: Observant, Reserved, Soft-Spoken

Scorpio Sun, Libra Moon: Elegant, Creative, High-Minded

Scorpio Sun, Scorpio Moon: Powerful, Deep, Diligent

Scorpio Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Ironic, Explosive, Affectionate

Scorpio Sun, Capricorn Moon: Persistent, Steadfast, Severe

Scorpio Sun, Aquarius Moon: Fascinating, Civil, Influential

Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon: Psychic, Rightful, Kind

~Sagittarius~

Sagittarius sun, Aries moon: Good-Hearted, Cheerful, Wild

Sagittarius sun, Taurus Moon: Aspiring, Faithful, Romantic

Sagittarius sun, Gemini Moon: Entertaining, Talkative, Smart

Sagittarius sun, Cancer Moon: Spiritual, Foresightful, Dreamy

Sagittarius sun, Leo Moon: Daring, Open, Productive  

Sagittarius sun, Virgo Moon: Broad-Minded, Realistic, Analytical

Sagittarius sun, Libra Moon: Joyful, Sincere, Intellectual

Sagittarius sun, Scorpio Moon: Sarcastic, Go-Getter, Defensive

Sagittarius sun, Sagittarius Moon: Optimistic, Noticeable, Disquisitive

Sagittarius sun, Capricorn Moon: Self-Examining, Affirmative, Realistic

Sagittarius sun, Aquarius Moon: Philosophical, Trustworthy, Intuitive

Sagittarius sun, Pisces Moon: Understanding, Tolerant, Imaginative

~Capricorn~

Capricorn Sun, Aries moon: Willful, Invulnerable, Powerful

Capricorn Sun, Taurus Moon: Influential, Reliable, Conservative

Capricorn Sun, Gemini Moon: Innovative, Bright, Swift

Capricorn Sun, Cancer Moon: Domestic, Supportive, Sharp-Witted

Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon: Demonstrative, Committed, Friendly

Capricorn Sun, Virgo Moon: Ambitious, Reserved, Objective

Capricorn Sun, Libra Moon: Disciplined, Benevolent, Smooth

Capricorn Sun, Scorpio Moon: Insightful, Deep, Driven

Capricorn Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Carefree, Funny, Rational

Capricorn Sun, Capricorn Moon: Successful, Giving, Inspiring

Capricorn Sun, Aquarius Moon: Serious, Wise, Accountable

Capricorn Sun, Pisces Moon: Forthright, Humane, Sympathetic

~Aquarius~

Aquarius Sun, Aries moon: Aggressive, Independent, Enthusiastic

Aquarius Sun, Taurus Moon: Curious, Appealing, Headstrong

Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon: Elightened, Original, Beguiling

Aquarius Sun, Cancer Moon: Patient, Candid, Perceptive

Aquarius Sun, Leo Moon: Helpful, Friendly, Dignified

Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon: Careful, Competent, Structural

Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon: Respectful, Optimistic, Peace-Loving

Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon: Compassionate, Charismatic, Enterprising

Aquarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Adventurous, Experienced, Admirable

Aquarius Sun, Capricorn Moon: Purposeful, Ethical, Prudent

Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Moon: Unique, Open-Minded, Wise

Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon: Judicious, Big-Hearted, Mythical

~Pisces~

Pisces Sun, Aries Moon: Keen, Self-Reliant, Charitable

Pisces Sun, Taurus Moon: Easy-Going, Considerate, Vibrant

Pisces Sun, Gemini Moon: Adaptable, Conceptual, Creative

Pisces Sun, Cancer Moon: Humble, Talented, Controlled

Pisces Sun, Leo Moon: Humorous, Different, Trustworthy

Pisces Sun, Virgo Moon: Devoted, Astute, Determined,

Pisces Sun, Libra Moon: Accommodating, Enchanting, Peaceful

Pisces Sun, Scorpio Moon: Emotional, Mysterious, Secretive

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon: Expansive, Protective, Sensible

Pisces Sun, Capricorn Moon: Kind, Introverted, Subtle

Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon: Missionary, Humanitarian, Intellectual

Pisces Sun, Pisces Moon: Ethereal, Sympathetic, Dreamy

Skin Care Jesus Approved 👍 Sunscreen Masterlist

Yes, you read correctly! It’s here! 

Originally posted by df5k

All of the following are sunscreens that are:

  • Made for the face
  • Octinoxate + Oxybenzone free
  • At least SPF 30 and PA +++ or “Broad Spectrum” (those really concerned with UVA protection would do best to use sunscreens with the PA listed)
  • Minimal white cast (if any)
  • Organized by UV filters and skin type!

I also went ahead and categorized these sunscreens into price ranges.

  • $ = <$15
  • $$ = $15-$25
  • $$$ = $25<

Oilier Skin:

Physical:

  • Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35+/PA +++ ($)
  • Goodal Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF 50/PA+++ ($)
  • Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion ($)
  • CoTZ Silky Foam SPF 30 ($$)
  • Blue Lizard Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($$)
  • CLINIQUE Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($$)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral 50 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with Zinc Oxide SPF 50 ($$)
  • Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Bare Minerals Prep Step SPF 50 ($$$)
  • IT cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour SPF 50+ ($$$)
  • Murad City Skin Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50/PA++++ ($$$)

Chemical:

  • It’s Skin Smart Solution 365 Matt Finish Sun Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • the SAEM Eco Earth Power Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ ($)
  • Avene Sun Care Very High Protection Sun Emulsion SPF 50 ($$)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 ($$)
  • Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MURAD Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++ ($$$)

Hybrid:

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream ANTI-SHINE ($$)
  • Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sun Cream SPF 35/PA+++ ($$$)

Drier Skin:

Physical:

  • *Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($)
  • Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer ($-$$)
  • Farmacy Green Screen SPF 30 ($$$)
  • *Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • SkinMedica Mineral Shield Tinted SPF 32 ($$$)
  • Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($$$)
  • Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Cream SPF 50/PA ++++ ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Natural Sun Cream SPF 50/PA+++ ($$$)

Chemical:

  • A'pieu Power Block Essence Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($$)(does contain retinol)

Hybrid:

  • Alba Botanica Very Emollient Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Cream COMFORT ($$)

All Skin Types:

Physical:

  • TonyMoly My Sunny Kids & Mom Sun Cream SPF 35/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Aqua UV Protection Cream Mineral Filter SPF 48/PA+++ ($)
  • Sante Labo Ultraviolet Radiation Forecast UV Cream SPF 50/PA +++ ($$)
  • Elta MD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 Sunscreen ($$$)
  • Avene Mineral Ultra Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen ($$$)
  • NIOD Survival 30 - SPF 30/PA +++ ($$$)
  • *MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF 50+/PA++++ ($$$, but 200ml, so its actually quite affordable)

Chemical:

  • Yadah Oh My Sun Slush SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Aqua UV Protection Cream Water Drop SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • SkinFood Dragon Fruit Powerful Sun Essence SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Coppertone Clearly Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($)
  • Bioderma Photoderm Anti-Age Creme SPF 30 UVA ($$$)
  • Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Shiseido Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF 35/PA+++ ($$$)
  • Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF 50/PA++++ ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Capsule Sun Gel SPF 50+/PA+++ ($$$)

Hybrid:

  • Nivea Kids Protect and Sensitive Sun Lotion with SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Smoothing Optical BLUR UNIFYING ($$)
  • IOPE UV Shield Sun Multi Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++ ($$, and it’s 100ml)

This is not an exhaustive list, as there are likely tons of sunscreens out there that I don’t know of that meet my standards. You may also find that you like a sunscreen from a category outside of your skin type. Feel free to experiment. I will be updating this list if I come across any new sunscreens that meet my criteria.

POC may want to stick with chemical-only formulas, to avoid white-cast.

Full disclosure: I have not personally used every sunscreen on this list. I compiled this list from ingredients lists and user reviews. I place an (*) before the one’s I’ve tried.

Real talk - Hogwarts Houses

Listen up folks!
So, we all know about our Hogwarts houses and we also know that it is an unspoken rule that your Hogwarts house is kind of your own very important, very chaotic but also very lovable family.

However, I am slowly but steadily getting sick of hearing:

“Oh, you’re a Slytherin, so you are an evil piece of shit.”

Like, no. Kindly f*ck off. It’s true that once you have pissed me off, I’ll make your life miserable, but that doesn’t mean that I’m evil, at least not per se.

And this does not only go for Slytherins.
It goes for every house.

Gryffindors aren’t reckless.
Hufflepuffs aren’t vulnerable.
Ravenclaws aren’t boring.
Slytherins aren’t evil.

You wanna know how I know? Apart from the obvious evidence given in the books, let’s just take one short look at their freakin’ crests.

☆ GRYFFINDOR ☆

Their house animal is a bloody lion!
Yes, it’s true that male lions sometimes fight recklessly. BUT, a lion pride has a strict hierarchy and rules which are to be followed. The young lions are to be protected at all cost and the pride is literally living together. Whether they are hunting or grooming each other or simply lying on the sun together. They protect each other, the pride and their territory.

So, should you ever think that Gryffindors are happy go lucky idiots , than you are most likely fucking wrong. Thank you very much.


☆ HUFFLEPUFF ☆

Oh boy, don’t even get me started… You think a badger is cute and harmless? Well, yes they are, but still. Have you ever heard of the honey-badger? Probably the most badass living mammal I have ever heard of. That animal eats snakes! Freakin’ snakes!!
It digs out the honey out off a bee hive and gets stung ten to twenty times and simply does not give a shit.

If you still think Hufflepuffs are vulnerable you better get ready to get your ass kicked.

☆ RAVENCLAW ☆

Alright, so, Ravenclaws always read and have a stick up their arse? Well, think again!
Their animal is a motherfudging eagle. That creature is so epic even Americas bald eagle loses its feathers. Have you seen its claws? Because I have and they certainly aren’t just for decoration.

They might have their head in the clouds but from up there they can see all your flaws so shut the fuck up about Ravenclaws being boring.


☆ SLYTHERIN ☆

Yes, you say the snake is an evil demon? Well , you thought wrong, asshat! It’s true that the snake is a sign of the wicked, but it is also known for its wisdom and healing. Snake poison is indeed used for certain antidotes hence the use of the snake as the sign of medicine.
Furthermore , in mythology it is the symbol of eternity and primal energy (Uroborus.)

So yeah, you wanna say that I’m a piece of shit? Okay, maybe so. But that has nothing to do with my Hogwarts house. So leave it.

Reapplying Sunscreen: Yeah, you need to do that

Sunscreen will provide you with the advertised SPF for 2 hours of sun exposure. After those 2 hours, you need to reapply your sunscreen to keep your skin protected.

So, how do you reapply sunscreen during the day? Layering on more sunscreen throughout the day may make you cringe. At least to me, it sounds a bit unsanitary without fully cleansing your skin first. Let alone if you’re wearing makeup. You can imagine how pleasant layering foundation (even one with SPF) can be.

Thankfully, there are several methods of reapplying your sunscreen during the day that keep things mess-free, your makeup intact, and your skin safe.

First, in the morning, make sure you apply a layer of dedicated sunscreen. Consider this step non-negotiable. This initial and most thorough layer will provide your base of protection throughout the day. Over this, you can apply your makeup.

Ex. Australian Gold Botanics Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50, Make P:Rem Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF 50, Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen Powder

This is my most highly recommended method, especially during the Summertime or for those with oily skin. Sunscreen powders are loaded with physical UV filters, providing gentle protection while mattifying the skin.

Ex. Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30, Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF 46, Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45

Sunscreen Cushion

That’s right; all the convince of a cushion compact, filled with sunscreen! Using a cushion puff, sunscreen can be easily reapplied throughout the day. The only downside is that most are physical sunscreens, as they are intended for use on children. Physical sunscreens often mean white cast. Simply avoid the ones branded “mild” or “baby” if you have darker skin.

Also, consider carrying around a cushion puff and your usual base sunscreen. Dispense some sunscreen on the back of your hand and apply it directly to your face with the puff. The puff should make reapplication less disruptive to your makeup.

You could also opt for a bb cushion with light coverage and a high SPF. You’re layering foundation, but that could prove to be an inoffensive option, especially for those with darker skin.

Ex. LANEIGE Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF 50, andLAB Xylitol Mild Sun Cushion SPF 50, The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Baby Sun Cushion SPF 34

Sunscreen Spray

Think setting spray, but with added SPF! There is debate about the level of coverage a spray can provide. To be on the safe side, make sure you apply a generous amount and cover your whole face. Oh, and definitely close your eyes. 

Ex. Kate Sommerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Setting Spray, PRIVACY UV Face Mist SPF 50, L'oreal Paris UV Perfect Face Mist SPF 50

What if I don’t wear makeup?

If you don’t wear makeup, any of the above methods would work for you. You also have the option of carrying around some makeup wipes/micellar water soaked cotton pads and reapplying your base sunscreen.

Hell, skip the cleansing and apply the base sunscreen over your morning layer, you heathen. Whatever works for you, as long as you reapply that sunscreen!

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Poirot’s chief personality characteristic was undoubtedly his overweening - but lovable - egotism. On rare occasions he would present an appearance of modesty, but it was patently so forced and false that it fooled no one. Some of his own evaluations from one story or another: “Hercule Poirot… is of a cleverness quite exceptional;” “impossible to deceive Hercule Poirot;” “me, I know everything.”
- Russell H. Fitzgibbon, The Agatha Christie Companion

My Mom’s sitting outside our house on our dock. She’s sitting on a deck chair with our house skeleton sitting beside her. She’s set up two glasses of champagne on the little deck chair table.

Our skeleton is wearing a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection.