1.27.17// 12:11 pm. endless to do lists & intense classes but i honestly love what i’m studying so much! decided to take a break from studying and treat myself with passion green tea and a nutella crepe, my favorite 🙈💖
Disclaimer: No, I don’t work for Starbucks. Also, no, no one is paying me to write this.
Everyone knows modern life has a way of sneaking up on you, so what’s a witch to do when you’re out and need an extra magical boost? Honestly, if you happen to go Starbucks a lot–you can make simple brews to help yourself out!
Also, these brews are super helpful if you’re a closeted witch and you’re looking for other ways to flex your craft without drawing to much attention to yourself.
☽Study Boost/Get Shit Done Spell☾
Your favorite type of Coffee, OR Black Tea, (English Breakfast tea, Earl Grey tea) OR Green Tea (
Emperor’s Cloud and Mist or Green Tea Latte)
Once you get your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix some cinnamon and nutmeg into your drink. Stir clockwise while envisioning you completing a task you really need done and say in your mind : “I will [insert what you want to do], I will get the task done! So mote it be!”
Coffee and tea are known as stimulants. Cinnamon is good for success and is a “fiery” spice–so you get you the boost you need. Nutmeg enhances the properties of cinnamon. This spell can also be done with iced drinks.
☽Self Love Spell☾
Passion Tango Tea
Grab your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix some Vanilla bean powder into your drink. Stir clockwise while envisioning filling yourself with love, “I know in my heart am worthy of love, I give the gift of Love to myself. So mote it be!” Once your done add a little honey!
Passion tea actually has hibiscus, cinnamon and rose hips which are normally used in love spells. The addition of the vanilla bean and honey enhances the love effect of the drink.
☽Calm yourself Spell☾
Peach Tranquility* OR Calm Chamomile* OR one of their Mint teas (Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea or Mint Majesty)
Grab your drink order, go the condiment bar and mix in some Honey and a splash of your favorite Milk. Stir clockwise while taking a deeeep breath, envisioning yourself feeling calm and say in your mind “I feel calm, may this feeling of peace wash over me! So mote it be!”
Peach Tranquility/Calm Chamomile has well…Chamomile in it, which is known to soothe nerves. If you’re not a fan of Chamomile, mint has soothing properties that work great for this spell.
*= please do not drink Chamomile if you’re driving.
There you go! I hope these brews help out some people whilst they’re out in public and are in need of some witchy assistance.
Ok so no one asked but these are mine. It’s really long, so sorry about that. A lot are based on inspo I’ve seen on Tumblr, tweaked to my liking, which is probably wrong but I just have all these feelings that I’ve gotta get out so here goes. If you see an idea that’s originally yours/you know who’s it is, please message me and I’ll credit your genius.
Shortest marauder. like hella short.
He wasn’t visibly muscled bc he liked food so damn much, but he wasn’t a creampuff either
preferred coffee over tea, and was the person who introduced coffee to Marlene
Funniest marauder. Could spin a tale/tell jokes like no one’s business.
Towhead, tanned up nicely, brown eyes
was actually very particular about how his hair was combed/parted, but didn’t fuss about it openly *cough cough Sirius*
just didn’t get the hype behind Quidditch. sure, he liked it, but he couldn’t imagine letting a sport take over your life like James always did and even Sirius did during season
was actually hella perceptive and good at figuring things out about other people
like for real I think he was the first one to notice a lot; Remus’ condition, Sirius’ abusive home situation, when Lily’s feelings for James started to change, how James himself started to change
Was also the swiftest/sneakiest of all the marauders (rat!) and collected all of their intel
didn’t much care about school, and wanted to open a cafe in Diagon Alley after school
Had something of a talent for Divinations. Like, wasn’t a seer or anything, but he understood the theory and appreciated the art
fell in love with Marlene McKinnon in their 6th year, and her death in the first wizarding war (Mentioned in Lily’s letter to Sirius) is what pushed him over the edge and away from the Order. he was already struggling before then, but she grounded him and gave him something to fight for, and without her he just couldn’t handle anything. grew angry, bitter, resentful, flipped on the order and tore apart his friends. yuck.
V tall. Tallest Marauder. Tallest student. certified tallboy.
Tea and chocolate and jumpers
smoker, but only right before and right after the full moon. it helps him cope
only swears when he’s well and truly angry
Brown hair with hints of copper that grows into a kind of mop. He manages it, somehow, even though it’s way out of style, and it just works
pale, brown eyes with gold in them
Messy to a fault, but somehow always has what he needs in the moment
LOVES quidditch, and attends every match especially because Sirius is a beater and damn just look at his arms
is the strategic brains behind the marauders operation. as much of a strategist as Ron is, Remus was too, and he was very good at planning things, especially things like breaking into filches office or putting potions in the Slytherin’s morning pumpkin juice that makes them all turn red and roar spontaneously
Always studied, because if he didn’t put in the work he wouldn’t pull good grades
Forms a very close relationship with Lily in their 5th year when they’re both prefect
realized he was bi (and totally in love with Sirius) in his 4th year
Refuses to come out to his parents because they already have a broken son, and he didn’t want to expand on those feelings
tutors kids for chocolate bars or spare change whenever he has the time
was terrified of being made head boy, because he just knew he couldn’t handle it, and was relieved when it was James (bc he just knew Lily was a shoe-in for Head Girl)
Is the first person Lily actually admits her confused feelings about James to
Second-shortest Marauder (much to his chagrin)
has excellent posture as a result (because if he slouches he’s the same height as Peter)
Long black hair, grey eyes, regal/sharp features.
has a leather jacket that he picked up at a muggle consignment store when he was 14. it’s worn & covered in patches, and when his mother finds it in his closet his father uses the cruciatus on him
speaks excellent french. a side effect of Toujours Pur
Always paints his nails black or grey. When they chip, he paints over them, so it’s just layers and layers of paint
Starts to grow his hair out in the summer before his third year. Keeps it roughly shoulder length, and trims it himself after he had Emily Tefty teach him how
Incidentally, the summer before third year is when he stopped believing he could ever make amends with his parents. The only reason he went home after that was for Reg
Wants to live in London and work in a muggle garage
Is very smart, but doesn’t try. can ace every test though
is particularly gifted at CoMC
Smokes way more than he should
gets his first tattoo (a lion, what else) in Knockturn alley when he was 15. it paces and roars depending on his mood, and is on his ribcage, protecting his heart because he’s so afraid that one day he wont be able to protect his heart from his parents ideology
realized he was Gay (and in love with Remus) in the start of their 5th year
was so terrified of that fact that he went on a year-long dating extravaganza, in which he dated and snogged every girl he could get to agree to go out with him (which was, of course, almost all of them) in an attempt to find someone he liked better than Remus. It failed.
Ran away from home for good after a particularly brutal beating between 5th and 6th year
cried for days when he heard about Reg getting marked
hates Snape because snape doesn’t have the shackles of a pureblood fundamentalist family, but actively seeks that lifestyle, while he would give anything to be free of it
Gets up every morning and goes for a run around the grounds, no matter how cold it is
eats healthy, but he’s a growing boy so a second helping of pudding isn’t going to kill him
Lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps quidditch. Wants to be a professional player someday and probably could have
half-hindu, so dark complexion, dark eyes and dark hair
keeps said hair wildly messy in a lighthearted rebellion against his family
has a massive soft spot for the house elves, and sneaks into the kitchen more often to visit with them than he does to get remus and himself a cuppa
is the literal life of the party
Has loved Lily since 2nd year
doesn’t understand why she doesn’t like him for a long time, but eventually he gets it
is naturally smart/gifted, and doesn’t understand why Remus has to study all the time
Disliked Severus for a multitude of reasons; his closeness with Lily, his inclination towards the Pureblood agenda, the fact that he was a Slytherin and was proud of it. This made him an easy bullying target for James, but he only started to truly hate Severus after the mudblood incident
is very careful with his belongings
Dated a cute Ravenclaw for the first 6 months of his 6th year, but eventually broke it off because Lily was single again because they just didn’t have that spark
Was terrified when he was made head boy, just like he was terrified when he was made Quidditch captain the year before
Is literal Mr. Oblivious. Doesn’t realize the wolfstar situation, doesn’t realize that what he says has an impact on people, doesn’t realize how many girls are interested in him, doesn’t realize that not everyone is as smart as he is, doesn’t realize when Lily’s feelings change.
literally peter has to spell out the wolfstar thing to him
Is terrified of the mermaids in the Black Lake
the most feminist feminist who ever feministed
Kept a muggle record player from her father that Remus helped her charm to work in Hogwarts during 4th year
Was definitely very close to being in love with Severus before the mudblood incident. He was her first kiss
she and Severus both made up their own spells, and correct their potions books with better instructions. Muffiato was her creation
Smart, but studies very hard nonetheless, Bc in the back of her mind she was terrified that someone someday will take away her wand
Actual queen of sarcasm
knitted in her spare time (the muggle way)
Long (like, can tuck it in her waistband) red hair, creamy skin (burns like a lobster in direct sunlight)
Cuts her hair after the mudblood incident because Severus always loved to play with it
this is 100% someone else’s idea, but i cant for the life of me find the post. If it’s your’s, or you know who’s it is, PLEASE message me and let me know and I’ll give them all the credit
Ends up with a bob and scraggily bangs. Keeps it for a month, then magically grows it back out until it’s below her shoulder blades. Keeps the bangs, because she likes them
Figures out Remus’ secret after 3 months of prefect duty in 5th year. Tells him, just to make sure he doesn’t feel like he has to lie or hide from her.
can banter back and forth with Peter so well that they leave the others in stitches every time
Loved her parents, but never had much of a relationship with her mother
Officially gave up on trying with Petunia in the summer before 4th year, when she threw a scarf Lily had knitted her for her birthday in the bin immediately upon opening it, because she was convinced Lily had knitted it with magic
fell in love with James somewhere in the middle of 6th year, and was terrified of it, because they had managed a truce/friendship and she was so afraid to mess that up
legitimately doesn’t believe she’s good enough to be Head Girl
Fierce protector of all the muggleborn students
Retreated into a shell of a person early in 6th year when her dad died of cancer. the marauders and Marlene took 2 months to try and get back to being herself
Dated Amos Diggory for the first 3 months of 6th year, but ultimately broke it off because of James because they just didn’t have that feeling
when Severus started sending her letters threatening to harm himself if she wouldn’t talk to him, she stopped opening them, and reported him to Slughorn as a suicide risk
Wanted to become a healer and totally could have
Best friends with Lily since the first night of first year
Sucker for a funny guy
Talented artist, terrible in all of her courses (she only passes because of Lily)
dyslexic as hell
hated tea with a passion, but fell in love with coffee after Peter introduced it to her during their 2nd year
now she buys it from columbia (that and art supplies are the only things she shamelessly splurges/spends her family’s vast wealth on)
Is a pureblood, but her whole family rejects the doctrines, and she’s very proud of that. Especially after seeing what its like for Sirius to fight his family.
wants to become a wizard tattoo artist and totally could have
has a floral ½ sleeve she designed herself
short stature, wavy blonde hair, blue eyes
does commission work for students and faculty
By 7th year, starts giving illegal frowned upon tattoos to students in her dorm (but only those of age). Lily turns a blind eye to this because she knows Marlene is clean and safe and damn good at what she does, and she feels the need to support her best friend’s dreams
Started to fall for Peter in 6th year, because he made her laugh
See’s the good in (almost) everyone
original queen of the bat bogey hex
Went on one date with Sirius to Hogsmede in their 5th year, during which they talked about tattoos and neither of them felt anything other than friendship
Keeps lots and lots of plants in her room (if she was ever good at any class, it was herbology. She just couldn’t take the tests/do the readings/write the essays)
had multiple piercings all the way up her ears
once hexed Lucius Malfoy’s hair off of his head for sneering at her for spending time with non-purebloods
served almost as many detentions (almost) as the marauders
commentated quidditch matches
Loved Lily since they were 9 and he saw her first do magic on the playground
He had pretty regal features, if he would just get his hair out of his face
he wasn’t really greasy, thats just something the marauders called him
Dark eyes, light complexion, long, straight, black hair
Was a very talented student, but really only cared about defense and potions
secretly hated the slug club and all it stood for, but was a member because he saw the value of networking
loved pepper imps, and would buy them whenever he had any extra money
was very good at budgeting
Had an abusive father who used to beat him, until one day when Severus was 7 and his father was chasing him with a belt. He made the china cabinet unscrew from the wall and crash down on his father
Refuses to let his mother buy him new clothes until he desperately needs them, because he knows how expensive they are and can’t stand the thought of her going without because of him
Hates James from the moment he shows any interest in Lily
See’s Lily as a possession to be hoarded
Refuses to acknowledge that his love for her conflicts with his pure blood agenda
legitimately believes he can have both, even if that means hiding her away. He even draws up plans of how he would accomplish this
Loves to play with her hair
Wrote Lily letters following the incident in which he threatened to harm himself if she wouldn’t talk to him. She never did, and neither did he.
Figured out Remus’ secret in 5th year after Sirius gave him a huge hint, and was basically forced to make an unbreakable vow with Dumbledore that he would never tell anyone
I’ve noticed a drink from @Starbucks getting popular with the “cool kids”. It consists of something like Passion Tea + Coconut Milk + vanilla syrup + tons of excess sugar. It ain’t exactly cheap either.
I quickly said, “Pssssshhhhhh!” and went about creating my own version at home.
I already love Tazo Passion Tea so I got some brewing cold in the fridge.
Fill up a glass ¾ full of ice
Add chilled Passion tea to ¾ of cup
Add a splash of HEAVY Cream
Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract
Add a few squirts of Stevia concentrate
This tastes DELICIOUS, and has a tropical feel. I made it in my reusable Starbucks cup and went about maniacally laughing as I gained instant hipster cred without the carbs!
[ tag yourself! I wanna know who you identify the most with :) ]
Seokjin: a golden crown adorned with rubies and emeralds; vanilla icing; peaches; white sheets; parted lips; fluffy sweaters; coffee brown loafers; that one friend with an endless supply of pencils; a field of sunflowers; the smell of the inside of a bakery; morning rain; chasing butterflies; a book with wrinkled and ripped pages; the ache in your stomach after laughing too long; two bodies pressed together; chandeliers; cotton candy; a fading polaroid picture; soft hands; chaste kisses; herbal tea; relaxing under a tree in the summer sun.
Yoongi: motorcycles; jack-o-lanterns; spiraling staircases, red lighting, sneaking out of the house at midnight; lazy kisses; secret smiles from opposite sides of the room; mismatched socks; gasoline; cuddling under layers of sheets; ditching umbrellas in the rain; leather boots; black skinny jeans; a bouquet of roses; scribbled love notes; good scotch; the smell of the forest; snowball fights; peppermint sticks in hot chocolate; marble pillars; turtlenecks; off-key singing; standing on the hood of a car; snuggling at a beach bonfire.
Namjoon: wire glasses; stargazing at 2 am; walls covered with maps; taking ugly selfies; long rants about society and politics; earl grey tea; lip bites; passionate kisses; beige blankets; lollipops; jumping on the bed; coffee shop background music; thunderstorms; baseball caps; the feeling of a comfortably full stomach; a single lily lying on your doorstep; copies of poems from dead poets; the roaring 20s; denim overalls; outdoor swimming pools; playing chess; finishing a box of doughnuts with your favourite person.
Hoseok: attending football games; hesitant first kisses; apple pie; borrowed hoodies; beanies as a fashion statement; dewy grass; bubble baths; the feeling of blood rushing to your brain; front flips on trampolines; being thrown into the pool; fizzy drinks; playing with puppies; stolen glances at your lips; playing card games; punching a vending machine to get a snack for free; being drenched in sweat; colourful sneakers; having your headphones on and not being able to hear the outside world; staying at amusement parks until closing time.
Jimin: uncontrollable laughter; crow’s feet; orange juice; watching reruns of shows from the 90s; face paint; watching fireworks from a skyscraper; drinking straight from a coconut; cuddling while it rains outside; swimming in the ocean; fuzzy slippers and bathrobes; smiling in-between kisses; crying when your friend starts crying; watering plants that aren’t even yours; petting every dog you see on the way to work/school; the smell of cherry blossoms; seeing rainbows after a thunderstorm; dropping onto the floor after a gruelling workout.
Taehyung: letting go of balloons; running around barefoot; denim jackets; neon socks; doing the puzzles on the back of cereal boxes; serene smiles; singing along to musicals; either incredibly rough or soft kisses; syrup on pancakes; mineral water; watching terrible movies on purpose and acting like movie critics; surprise dates at fancy restaurants; playing pranks on all of your friends; finishing an 18″ new york pizza with just your best friend to spite the waitress who said you couldn’t do it; spooning on the couch.
Jungkook: paint-splattered white shirts; art galleries; being quiet even though you have a lot to say; ripped jeans; taking pictures of everything beautiful; watching flocks of birds fly by; staying at the beach until it gets too cold; raising your eyebrows as a form of communication; the smell of rain and fancy hotel lobbies; flipping through old books; running until you can’t feel your lungs or legs; back hugs; a fresh bouquet of flowers on your desk every monday; handwritten reminders; black coffee; finally beating the claw machine.