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UNDER HYPED: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Smashbox is my favourite brand when it comes to primers, they’ve got everything from colour correcting to oily controlling and line reducing versions  and even one for the under eye area. An under-eye primer may seem like just “another” product to buy and another unnecessary product to add into your beauty routine, but the results are oh so worth it. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer has been a favourite product of mine for many years now and it really doesn’t get enough hype or recognition. Whether you’re someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup (or someone who wears a lot) has severe dark circles or just a little discoloration underneath the eyes this product works a full on treat and is well worth the price. It’s super hydrating, but thanks to the silicone like texture it doesn’t cause concealer to crease, in fact it actually helps improve its staying power so you don’t have to worry about your concealer slipping around all over the place. It’s also packed with light reflecting pigments and has a peachy pink base to it, meaning that it helps counteract darkness and blue tones in the skin which in turn makes dark circles appear less obvious and reduces the need for a large amount of concealer. All in all I love this product. If you’re someone with severe dark circles or has problems with concealer creasing it’s definitely worth checking this product out. It’s also great for wearing alone on no-makeup days and for mixing in with concealer to make it more blendable.

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Hey guys, that reblog about being okay with rping people who use Asian FC’s is fantastic and everything but…

I keep seeing additional comments in the tags from non-Asian role players saying stuff like “Asian faces are so cute!” Or “why don’t people rp with Asians? They are hot!” I get that it’s supposed to be well meaning but when it comes to advocating for racial diversity in the rp community, leave appearance out of the equation. It only contributes to the fetishization of Asian features and cultures, that can perpetuate harmful and downright ridiculous stereotypes of the various ethnic groups that reside in Asia. As an East Asian woman (Chinese to be precise), I cringe visibly when non-Asian people try to compliment Asians for their looks, culture, etc. by essentializing and generalizing Asianness. Or worse, make gross remarks based on misconceptions and racist stereotypes of Asian sexuality.

Also, of great importance, in case you didn’t notice, Asia is a fucking huge continent. When somebody is trying to use an all encompassing term for those who hail from the sub-Himalayan countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc.), the term, South Asian, is used to take to account of the groups that reside in that region. To further expand upon that, consider the Southeast Asian islands as well! Central Asia is must also be taken to account as the region is extremely diverse. And hey! Let’s not forget about the indigenous populations that reside in different parts Asia! In other words, reblogging that means that you should be okay with role playing with Asians with darker skin tones as well!

WORTH THE HYPE: Benefit Gimme Brow

Nowadays the saying “brows on point” is the best compliment you can give a girl  big, bold, perfectly arched brows are right on trend and with a product like Benefit’s Gimme Brow you can get just that: perfect brows.  Benefit was one of the first to create fibre brow gels which contains tiny fibers designed to cling onto your brows and make them look thicker,. Te fibres are tiny which means they don’t look unnatural and they are distributed throughout the product well so you get an even amount on the brows. Unlike many brow gels on the market this has the perfect combination of hold and flexibility so your brows look groomed, but not glued into place. The colour selection is good, but could be better. There are only two shades in the range, but they are both cool toned which is something I appreciate in brow products. These brow gels do have a bit of pigment to them so you need to use a light hand to ensure you don’t apply too much product. The applicator is small and precise which allows for a lot of precision, but the wand does hold a lot of product so it is a good idea to wipe excess product on a tissue before application. Easily one of my favourite brow products of all time, Benefit Gimme Brow is worth all the hype it gets.

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Some stellar under-hyped f/f and m/m romance books holla

Annie On My Mind by  Nancy Garden 

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

  • M/M
  • Own voice
  • Armenian mc
  • Super cute like wow so wonderful
  • Happy ending

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

  • F/F
  • Own voice
  • Happy ending
  • Trigger warnings
    • Homophobia
    • Conversion therapy
    • Sexual abuse (not to mc)
  • My review

Black Iris by Elliot Wake (w/a Leah Raeder)

  • F/F
  • Mentally ill mc
  • Own voice (author ID’s as queer and mc doesn’t completely ID as a lesbian, and author drew mental illness aspects from his own experience with bipolar disorder)
  • Happy ending
  • Trigger warnings
    • Homophobia
    • Lesbophobia
    • Suicide
    • Physical assault
  • Content warnings
    • Sexual content
    • Drug use

Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kluger

  • M/M romance
  • Own voice
  • Told through multimedia and narrative
  • So freaking cute oh my 

Proxy by Alex London

  • M/M romance
  • Gay mc
  • Black mc
  • Own voice (sexuality)
  • First in duology, open ending in second book

Hotline by Quinn Anderson

  • M/M romance
  • Happy ending
  • My review
  • Content warning
    • Sexual content

Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters

  • F/F romance
  • Native American side character, possibly asexual
  • Open ending, not happy
  • Trigger warnings
    • Self harm
    • Rape
    • Homophobia
    • Abuse
    • Ableism 

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

  • F/F romance
  • Own voice
  • Bisexual love interest
  • Asian mc
  • Such happy ending
  • My review
  • Second in a duology but you don’t need to read the first
  • Content warning
    • Sexual content

yesterday: went to chicago ouat con, ate great food, was in the vicinity of colin o’donoghue, karen david, and gil mckinney (my literal loves), and got the fluffiest blanket 

today: going to see wonder woman 

this weekend is goals so far

UNDER HYPED: Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Sculpting Duo

Kevyn Aucoin is often referred to as the king of contouring and I have to agree, his sculpting powders are one of the most popular products for contouring to date… His creamy glow duo however, doesn’t get anywhere near as much recognition.  Whether you’re a beginner with contouring or a pro, this duo is perfect for contouring & highlighting the face. The contouring shade is a creamy, neutral brown (not too warm, but not overly cool and ashy either) the formula is pigmented upon first application, but blends out to a beautiful, sheer skin-like contouring shade. If you’re someone who’s fair you can finally rejoice about the fact there’s a contouring product that doesn’t make you look like you’ve got bright orange streaks down the side of your face. However, I couldn’t see this showing up very well on those with a darker skintone well. As for the highlighter, this stuff is dreamy. It’s a gorgeous luminous and dewy transparent cream with the tiniest amount of finely milded champagne shimmer, if you’re after the perfect Victoria Secret glow, buy this. It would be flattering on every skintone and is one of my all-time favourite highlighters. Despite being easily blendable and sheer creams these last an incredibly long amount of time on the skin, I can apply these in the morning and they still look fresh later in the day. My only gripe with this is that the packaging is poorly designed, not only is it tiny, but you don’t get equal amounts of both product but other than that it’s surprisingly affordable for such a good quality product and reminds me a lot of the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo. All in all I LOVE this product and I am completely blown away by the quality and how beautiful they look on the skin, I use this almost every-time I do my makeup and it never fails to impress. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.

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dulcissimae  asked:

Matthew-- MAT-THEW. Were you REALLY not going to welcome me back? Not even a WORD? Do you realize just how many of my delicate feelings would have been crushed by your insensitivity? I may just keel over from the very trauma of it all, MATTHEW.

Something was wrong. Matthew had been enjoying the silence, but something in him - call it a gut feeling - knew it was not to last.

Ah. There it was.

His eyes narrowed reflexively. If he could just pretend he hadn’t seen or heard her yet… but the latter was becoming more and more dubious a prospect by the second. Steeling himself, he turned to face her. Serra. And she was loud as ever…

“Aha… delicate…” No use in hiding now. He took a calming breath. “Thought you were supposed to be out, ah, longer.” A lot longer. “Does Hector know? Someone should probably go let him know.”


Ok I’ve been meaning to make this post for awhile now, but I keep procrastinating lol

I wanted to discuss and compare between two anime that came out in the same year (2016) Which is ‘Kiss Him, Not Me’ and ‘Yuri on Ice’. I only wanted to compare the two pairings Victor x Yuuri and Kae x Nishima, and how different they are. And maybe how bullshit Victuri is at showing any romantic relationship lol. And point out the censorship bullshit people are still throwing out. Even if Kae and Neshima are both girls, they’re still a potential gay pairing (which I wish was canon), and the anime isn’t a Yuri too. And the fandoms constant complaining of lack of LGBT characters or couples, and how Yuri on Ice is the only one to represent that, which is bullshit. Ok anyway… this is pretty long sooo.. and I tried to make it short too, but I failed lol.

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UNDER HYPED: MARC JACOBS LE MARC LIQUID LIP CREME

[Video Review] When it comes to liquid lipsticks I’m always a little bit hesitant at first, having super dry lips means that they only tend to exacerbate the problem and also makes them look dry and flaky. However, this couldn’t be further from the case with the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme’s. I’m already a big fan of the original Le Marc lipsticks and when I saw these I knew immediately that I wanted to try them and I’m so glad that I did.  These are not your stereo-typical matte liquid lipsticks. Instead they are beautiful and creamy with a semi-matte, lipstick like finish, and they’re also super comfortable to wear. Although they only come in neutral/nude shades (six to be exact) I’m willing to overlook that for their great formula. These are comfortable and creamy liquid lipsticks which don’t accentuate any dryness on my lips whatsoever. The staying power is good, but it isn’t mind-blowing. You can go throughout your day snacking and drinking, but if you’re eating something big or greasy you will need to touch up afterwards.There is no obnoxious scent or flavor (which there often can be in liquid lipsticks) and the pigment is great especially given that these shades are on the neutral side.

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