Wig Hack Wednesday #6 !
Want to make your ponytail wig more believable with top volume? Ponytail clips are cool but they can be uncomfortable after long hours of wearing. You can make seamless high ponytail with this method for characters like Kasumi (Dead or Alive), Widowmaker (Overwatch), or Medea (Fate/Grand Order)
For this demo, I used a Sandy Brown Jeannie base wig from Arda Wigs. The Jeannie comes with a tied up ponytail wig with a ponytail clip. You can use normal non-ponytail wig as a start as well. Make sure to alter the wig so you can tie it up for the stubbed part and use extra wefts for the high ponytail part.
- Undo the tail of the Jeannie base wig and re-tie it higher. Use elastic band for this instead of rubber band so that it won’t melt against hot glue later. Cut off the extra length of the tail as closely as you can to the tied area. Stub with hot glue.
- Cut a piece of cardboard for the tail’s “extension”.
- Hot glue the cardboard piece to the top of the tail, going around it. I used a half-piece, but if you need extra support, cut a bigger piece so that you can completely wrap it around the tail.
- Add paper to the top of the cardboard using packaging tape. You can stack it higher if you wish but keep the weight in mind.
- Take the butterfly clip out of the ponytail clip that comes with the Jeannie. Cut the piece in half.
- Use the bottom piece from the last step to glue onto the top of the tail. Start gluing near the tied area first.
- Section off the hair so it’s easier to neatly glue it down to the paper form. Start from the top area, and then the two sides.
- Remember the other half piece from the ponytail clip earlier? Cut it in half again and use one of the halves to glue to the underside of your big ponytail to close the gap.
- Brush the hair and hairspray it in place and you have a strong high ponytail! Since it’s heavy-back, you may need to sew in some wig clips or zig zag flexi comb inside the wig cap by the hairline to make sure the wig doesn’t slide backward when you walk around.
Series type: Angst, Smut (in later chapters) & Fluff.
Warnings: Mentions of alcohol and sex and bad language.
Additional Characters: DPR LIVE (Dabin) and mentions of other artists/fictional characters.
Rough summary: Christian is your boss but also your best friend. You both have feelings for each other but his way of living complicates your relationship.
A/N: For the people who were waiting for this, thank you for your patience. I struggled a little writing the series. Also keep in mind that English is not my first language, therefore there might be some spelling/grammar mistakes.
You were part of the inner circle now. At least that’s what one of your best friends Christian said when you signed the 6-month contract. He called it a try out contract. You would still be known as yourself, the only thing you had to do was paste DPR before your own name to get more recognition for DPR itself. You weren’t mad at the contract, so why not? Anything to help out a friend who you also happen to have a crush on. At least that’s what you thought until it actually happened.
As a well known choreographer in Seoul, South Korea you worked with a lot of artists and ‘underground’ dancers.
You’ve choreographed for the big 3 so your name was out there. Everyone in the business pretty much knew who you were. You managed yourself and stayed out of the drama filled party scene which made you well respected by many in the industry.
It’s not that you hated clubs, you just hated when people’s nasty true selves would come out after a few shots. You mostly observe how handsome and successful idols would take advantage of their fame to get their pick of the night, without the public or their beloved fans ever finding out.
It disgusted you, and the fact that men you’ve worked with would try to butter you up to take you home with them disgusted you even more.
You were used to it by now, the “No thank you’s” would come out of your mouth at least 20 times a night. Sometimes you even had to swat some hands away, and still you are here, just like every other weekend for the past month since you’ve signed your contract. It was your job to be with the crew whenever you could since you were a part of it now, but tonight you were not having it. You were tired and frustrated with your boss. Christian had been acting indifferent with you lately, it was almost as if your friendship before this whole business deal was non existent.
You were seated in the VIP area of one of Seoul’s most prestige clubs because your now new temporary boss had a special deal to book tonight with another artist and it also happened to be that artist’s birthday.
“So you’re the DPR dance department now, you’ll choreograph for the girls in our mv’s and other clients that might want to work with you, you still get to do your own thing just keep in mind that since we manage your scheduling now we take 40%”
“40? Christian I don’t know; I manage myself just fine you know.” You bite your lip looking at the contract in front of you.
“We’ll make it 30 then. The thing is to make us a package deal, if they want you they have to want us to shoot the mv too, and also I can’t just not pay our manager, feel me love?”
Love. He always calls you that.
You roll your eyes at his slick way of negotiating. “Fine. Just don’t forget that I’m the one doing you a favor with this.”
He gave you his mischievous smile. “How could I ever forget that?”
Yeah… How could he ever forget that?
If there’s anything you regretted more in life than signing that contract was the fact that you were here. At the birthday party of Kim Yura, a rookie artist who was about to debut under YG Entertainment. Christian would hit it big time if he scored a deal to direct her first mv, since her debut was highly anticipated. You had been working on her dancing with her, which she was terrible at. You never really hit it off with her. Mostly great friendships formed between you and your clients, but Yura was different. She was selfish, cunning and arrogant. Making it difficult to work with her as she never admits her wrongs. Besides all of that, she had a thing for Christian as well.
Signing the contract didn’t only take 30% of your original payments, but it also shone a light on Christian in a way you’ve never seen before. You were happy seeing him once or twice a week when your relationship wasn’t work related, but now that you see him almost every day, you also got to see the girls, partying and the alcohol making you wonder how he still had a functioning liver.
You couldn’t wait for the next 5 months to pass so you could get back to your own routine and try to start to forget your feelings for Christian. Even though you wanted to hate the way he treated you at times, you couldn’t. Because he was the sweetest man on earth before you knew him like this. You still hold on to those old times, low key hoping you could get back to them when your contract ended, but you knew that you just had to get over him as a whole when your business ties were broken.
You’ve taken care of him on his drunken nights countless of times, he also tried to fuck you on those nights countless of times but despite your feelings for him you were at least smart enough to kindly decline and put him to bed. He only did that when he was shitfaced with alcohol, and the day after he wouldn’t even remember.
He would always text you with a fucked up “Thank you for getting me home, love”
Lost in thought you take a sip of your non alcoholic cocktail when Dabin approached you putting an arm over your shoulder.
“Wuz poppin” he says giving you a quick kiss on the cheek.
“Just…sipping on this, minding my own business” you answer playing around with your straw.
Dabin knew you like the back of his own hand, if anything good came from your contract it was your friendship with him.
He chuckled. Looking at Christian who having a laugh with Jay and Loco.
“Is he still being a dickhead?” he asks leaning his head on his hand looking at you.
“What do you mean who” he chuckled.
“I’m not talking to you about him, you’re like brothers” you say taking another sip avoiding eye contact.
“So, does that mean I can’t keep secrets. Come on you always tell me when things pop off” he says looking at you with a pout.
“You’re just thirsty for drama” you say pushing his face away.
He chuckles and so do you. “No y/n, I actually care about you, you know that.”
You give him a reassuring smile looking into his sparkling eyes.
“Y/n” his voice made you look up immediately, and so did Dabin, his expression was a lot more relaxed than yours. You met his gaze and stayed silent.
Christian looked at the two of you ready to say something but he closed his mouth again before he did.
You could tell something was bothering him, you just didn’t know what yet.
“There’s a lot of people here who want to meet you, instead of sitting here all night, why don’t you make an effort to talk to someone” he said a little ruder then he intended to.
You raise your eyebrow at him. Ready to rip that fucking piercing out of his nose. “If these people want to talk to me so badly then staying in once place makes me more approachable doesn’t it?” you give him a cold look slamming your drink back on the table a little harder than you intended for.
You got up avoiding his gaze turning your back to him. “Dabin if you don’t mind I have to pee.”
Dabin chuckled and waved his hand signing for you to go.
“What’s up with her” Christian frowned watching you walk away.
“Ah, you know her, this just isn’t her thing. I guess the work stress makes her a little more agitated today than usual.” He calmly says shrugging trying to mend the situation.
Dabin was always in the middle of you two. He knew you had feelings for Christian and he also knew that Christian always complicates things when it comes to you because Christian can’t deny that he has feelings for you too. Christian tries to acts like he doesn’t, but he does and to Dabin it has always been obvious, but not to you.
“Then she should have thought twice about signing that damn contract” Christian said sitting down next to Dabin. “What is she even drinking” he said sniffing into your glass.
“Probably apple juice or some shit man I don’t know” Dabin chuckled leaning back into his seat.
“She just…frustrates me.” Christian says sighing.
“In what way? Sexually?” Christian shoots Dabin a glare which he simply laughs off.
“I just want our relationship to go back to the way it was you know.” Christian says removing his cap and ruffling his hair around with his hand.
Dabin sighed crossing his arms. “I think that makes two of you, just go talk to her.”
“Not tonight” Christian says throwing his head back, playing with his hair a little more. “I have to make sure I get this deal with Yura and her agency”
Dabin relaxed state vanished. He knew you hated Yura with every fiber of your being. She was a trainee but acted like she debuted 10 years ago, only because she’s from YG. You always nagged about her to Dabin, saying she was more stuck up than G-Dragon could ever be in a 100 lifetimes. Then again you also didn’t like her because Christian was extra flirtatious around her. Reeling her in with a debut mv would mean hitting it big time for DPR making them more well known to the bigger boys in the industry. You understood to some extend but Yura was enjoying the attention too much to your liking, especially for a rookie with a dating ban.
“What are you going to do” Dabin asked wide eyed.
“I don’t know man I might hoe out a little bit.”
Dabin scoffed. “What else is new.”
“Like you haven’t” Christian raised his eyebrow at Dabin’s sudden annoyed expression.
“You keep talking about how you want to mend things with y/n but then you keep fucking these girls it just doesn’t make sense.”
“Who ever said mending things with y/n meant being in a relationship with her.”
“Man that’s bullshit and you know it, if you do this tonight with Yura and y/n finds out, it’s end game for you.”
Christian opened his mouth to say something but Dabin shut him right up again.
“y/n is loyal, funny, hella cute and super hard working. She always puts up with your shit, she takes care of you when your legs won’t carry you anymore, yet you’re out here fucking around, knowing she has feelings for you, which you do too, even though you always try to deny it.”
Christian closed his eyes at his best friends’ hard words. Dabin was right. He was. But he wasn’t ready for a relationship. Not now.
“The timing just isn’t right” Christian replied.
“So you’re just going to lead her on until you get your head out of your ass?” Dabin says raising his eyebrows.
Christian opened his eyes in a millisecond looking Dabin straight into his eyes with an angered look.
“Fucking around is fun and all. Until you lose her man. You have to sort shit out with her. Rather sooner than later.” Dabin eyes shoot up when he sees you walking towards the table again. “Don’t sleep with Yura cause if you do, I will tell her. I’m on her side with this one Ian.” Dabin says seriously.
Christian just nods burying his face in his hands. Not knowing how to process everything that was just said to him. He only ‘fucked around’ because he couldn’t be with you. Other women distracted him of the fact that he couldn’t be with you. Not only would you turn out to be the girl who fucked her boss, if word got out. But it would also cost Christian his credibility as a boss with female employee’s.
You approach the table and feel the tension, wondering what happened in the time you were in the bathroom. You cautiously sit down next to Dabin on the other end of the rounded sofa. “Uh- I just ran into Dean. He said he wanted to talk to you” you tell Dabin. He nods getting up. “I’ll go find him”
Fuck. That’s not what you meant. You make eye contact with him. You tried your best to make your eyes scream. “Don’t leave me alone with him right now” but Dabin ignored you and Christian completely, making you wonder even more what the actual fuck happened while you were gone.
Christian lifts his head looking at you. His facial expression was soft and so was his voice when he spoke.
“Are you tired?” he asked scooting closer so you could hear him better over the loud trap music.
He put his hand on your thigh to comfort you, showing you he was trying to be sincere for once.
“I’ve been more awake.” You reply not making eye contact.
“I’ll take you home if you want, I didn’t take into consideration that you worked all day today before I made you come here.” He says removing his hand from your leg while sweetly putting a strand of hair behind your ear so he could see your face better.
You look at him, confused as hell, but you tried not to let your facial expression speak for you. This Christian reminded you of the old Christian, the Christian you fell for.
“I-“ you purse your lips together again reconsidering his offer.
“I’ll go home by myself, it’s just a 10-minute walk from here to my apartment, I’ll live.” You say getting up, but Christian grabs your wrist before you could walk away.
“No, it’s 2 in the morning, I don’t want you out on these streets alone in this outfit, at this hour, I’ll walk you home and then I’ll come back here it’s no big deal.” He says getting up.
You say your goodbye’s to everyone explaining you had a meeting planed tomorrow morning at YG. Dabin kissed your cheek like he always does, telling you to text him once you get home, even though Christian was walking you home.
The walk home was silent; it wasn’t an awkward silence though. Both of you just didn’t feel the need to speak. Just being like this together again was a huge step in the right direction for the both of you. After a few minutes your heels made it harder for you to walk on those damn tiles, so like you always used to do, you linked arms with Christian, stabilizing yourself on these Seoul streets.
Christian looked at you surprised when you did. You didn’t even realize him looking at you because you were too focused on trying not to trip.
“Don’t tell me I have to carry you” Christian said jokingly to lighten the mood.
“I’m good like this, just make sure not to let go of m- FUCK” you almost landed face first onto the sidewalk, but luckily Christian grabbed you by your waist, making sure you didn’t fall down. In the process of almost falling your heel broke, as it was stuck in a hole in between the tiles.
“Fuck y/n be careful” Christian says startled, still holding your waist.
“Nooooo my fucking shoe” you say in an annoyed baby voice, throwing an aegyeo filled tantrum as you take off your expensive as fuck nude Valentino pump looking at it with an almost tearful pout.
Christian bursts out laughing grabbing your face and pulling you into a hug. You bury your face into his chest. Your heart was racing like crazy. “You’re so cute.” He simply stated caressing your hair. “I’ll buy you new ones, don’t be sad for too long okay.” He chuckled into your hair, kissing the top of your head.
He’d be lying if he said he wasn’t overly touchy, but he cherished moments like these with you, as they have become more rare over the past few weeks.
You stood there lopsided, trapped into his hug as your other shoe was still on.
Christian slowly let go of you. “You have to take the other one off too.” He says squatting down. You lift your foot up for him, holding onto his shoulders for support as he takes off your other shoe.
He gives you the other pump as you stand barefoot, not knowing what to do.
It’s just a few meters to your apartment from here, but the industrial iron stairs that actually led you to your front door were what worried you.
“Come here” he says lifting you off the ground bridal style.
“Christian!” you squeal surprised in a hushed tone. The streets were empty but you still felt kind of embarrassed as he carried you to your apartment and up the stairs. You buried your face into his neck while wrapping your arms around his neck as well.
“Here” he says putting you down. You wobble a little when your feet hit the cold concrete, making Christian cautiously hold onto your waist again. You hand your pumps to him, searching for your key in your handbag.
He waited patiently until you unlocked the door and stood in the doorway, taking your shoes from him again and placing them behind you on the floor.
“Thank you” you say yawning covering your mouth with your hand.
He gave you a warm smile. “Go sleep.” He says caressing your cheek with his thumb. You lazily lean into his hand nodding.
“I’ll call you tomorrow when I wake up okay, I think we both know there are things we have to talk about.”
You were surprised but you finally realized why the mood was so dark when you came back from the restroom back in the club. Dabin probably told Christian he was being a dick, and it worked.
You nod. “Okay” unexpectedly Christian pulls you in for a hug again, wrapping his arms around you, holding your head close to his chest. You wrap your arms around him too and you just stand there.
How long was it? Seconds? Minutes? You didn’t know, but to you it couldn’t’ have been long enough.
He let go of you first looking into your eyes. “I’m sorry.” He said giving you one last look before walking away from you.
After you texted Dabin you got ready for bed. All night you twisted and turned under your sheets thinking of what he was sorry for. Of course you had countless occasions listed in your mind of what he could be sorry for but still it didn’t make sense.
At around 4 you finally seem to fall asleep, but only three hours after your phone started to buzz you awake.
I neeeeeddda blushy and flustered draco and oblivious Harry who slowly figures out draco has a crush and it’s amazing cause he Pines for him and he thinks draco avoided him cause he didn’t like himmm. Please I need this in my life
((prompts like this are so hard for me…any time someone asks for “slowly” or “eventually” or any kind of thing I need to build up to, I’m like…but…I NEED like 5k to keep this from being garbage…but it’s supposed to be a tiny ficlet…what do I dooo??? Hope this works.))
They had perfected muggle-wizard hybrid party games. The most recent favorite during the 8th year common room parties was something like a mixture of spin-the-bottle and truth-or-dare but each challenge was pulled out of a hat and each “truth” card was fixed with a charm keeping the person from lying.
The hat currently hovered in front of Pansy. She pulled a card out of the hat.
“Tell the group your most recent horribly embarrassing moment.” Pansy read as her cheeks were turning a darker shade of pink than what the firewhiskey had already given her.
A few ooh’s and no’s sounded from the others before Pansy started again, “I was, oh Merlin help me, I was out shopping and I stopped by the ladies’ room and on my way out,” she stopped, sighing deeply, “I didn’t realize my skirt was tucked into my panties. It wasn’t until a shop clerk was staring that I noticed.”
“With an ass like that, though, what have you got to be embarrassed about,” Seamus asked.
Pansy answered with her face in her hands, “The panties were plain cotton.”
Harry assumed this was supposed to mean something in Pansy-speak, but couldn’t imagine what.
“Oh, honey,” someone said.
Without any consideration for recovery, the hat relocated itself stopping in front of Draco. He sat there, the only one not dressed in pajamas, with his glass of firewhiskey obviously doing his best to look cool. After a glance at the card he pulled, he sighed.
지민, 안 죈데 Jimin, an jwende (pronounced more like chende) Jimin, it won’t fasten
This is what I hear at that part, though it could be wrong since it’s very hard to hear what with Suga and that staff member talking like they in da club. Definitely doesn’t sound like he said 여보 (yeobo, honey) anywhere though, sorry.
If anybody is used to eavesdropping on conversations in Korean clubs, or just generally has better ears and Korean than me, feel free to chime in with your opinion!
- Large, microwave safe cup or bowl (I use a 4-Cup measuring cup)
- 2 Tbsp oil
- ½ Cup to ¾ Cup chopped vegetables (I have had success with onion, cabbage, kimchi, celery, carrot, and broccoli)
- (optional) ¼ cup meat
- One serving of dried ramen noodles or packaged udon noodles
- 2 Tbsp stir-fry seasonings of choice. My favorite combo is 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce. You can also use soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, peanut butter, curry powder…
If you haven’t already, chop the vegetables. If you are using raw meat, chop the meat and place it with the oil in to the microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, and check to see if the meat is mostly cooked. If not, microwave the meat in 30 second intervals until mostly cooked.
Add the vegetables to the bowl. Add enough water to almost submerge the vegetables. Microwave the vegetables for 2 minutes. Congratulations, the water is now a delicious veggie broth!
Mix your stir-fry seasonings into the partially cooked veggies and broth. Take your uncooked noodles, and slide them under the partially cooked vegetables. The noodles should be submerged in the broth—if necessary, add a little more water. In my experience, most instant ramen noodles cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, and individual servings of udon cook in 4 minutes; however, if your noodles have a recommended microwave time on the package, use that.
Mix it all up. The noodles should have absorbed most of the broth, turning the remaining broth and oil into a thin, clingy sauce. Eat it right out of the microwave bowl.
To be clear, I aint mad Carmella won. She should have had her moment at the top of that ladder, grabbing that briefcase and a moment that will be used in packages for years to come. Instead, she wins in a shameful way that will never get the respect she deserves for winning the first ever Women’s MITB.
Ok, so while we had some bruising of our packages on their way to your homes, and in one case a gash in one corner/edge - which makes us sad to see but is beyond our influence-, we are now experiencing something else - still beyond our influence, but rather devastating though:
US packages (US only so far!) are literally destroyed (aka fully opened) and the content is missing - EXCEPT (at least) the tote bags - and then they’re taped back up again and delivered.
So far this concerns less than a handful packages. Still, we’d like to share some thoughts.
In two cases -only- the books are missing, the rest is delivered.
We will have to get into contact with DHL and USPS now and file complaints and see what this yields as results, we cannot promise anything. 😖
We‘re not quite sure what to make of it yet, though. Quite a few US packages have been delivered without any problems… And books have successfully been delivered to Japan, Taiwan, Canada etc - to name a few countries. And this level of destruction and… IDK… absence of content (as not to use another word) has not happened before. Packing mistakes notwithstanding (again, two that we know of, so our own mistakes are very manageable).
It’s… weird. Very.
(((I’m fully insured though so I’m gonna be a freaking pain in their *** and find those books.)))
IF you encounter something like this with your own package please get into contact with us right away. Please send us detailed photos (ideally by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) - we will need close-ups of the stamps/official tape/damage etc.
We really hope we won’t see any more of this though.
And we‘d really really appreciate a heads up when you receive your package now, btw, so we know it’s alright. Thank you.
History on black soap: African black soap originated from amongst the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and the Yoruba communities in Benin and Togo, West Africa. The soap goes by various names depending on how and where it’s made, Nigeria / Ghana - Ose Dudu, Dudu Osun, Alata Samina and Anago Samina. The soap contains no lye, it’s 100% natural. The plantain skins and cocoa pod ash are used to saponify the oils and butters.
100% Raw Natural, NO ADDITIVES OR SYNTHETIC BYPRODUCTS
* 1. Helps to remove scars caused by acne. Since acne is not caused by dirt, but due to the release of excessive oils within the skin, the soap cannot REMOVE acne. But use of African black soap helps to remove scars cause due to acne.
* 2. Helps to remove skin irritations. Use of black soap helps to remove skin irritations like rashes.
* 3. Suitable for all skin types. Black soap can be used for the treatment of problems on all types of skin including the dry and rough, oily and moderate skins.
* 4. Beneficial for skin diseases. Black soap is very beneficial for reducing the discomforts that are associated with skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema
* 5.Delays ageing on the skin. Regular use of black soap helps to remove facial lines that are mostly early signs of ageing. Thus black soap can be used to delay ageing of skin.
Proper use of Black Soap:
* raw African black soap, take the soap apart and knead it into a ball to make sure there aren’t any jagged edges, and rub between hands to work into a lather. If you apply the soap directly to the skin, do so gently, because there could still be particles that can tear the skin.
* Washing and rinsing with cool water can help reduce the possibility of stinging and redness. Avoid getting the soap in the eyes.
* If you have sensitive or very reactive skin, don’t leave the soap on the skin for a long period of time.
* You could experience tingling or a burning sensation in acne areas, open sores, and cuts.
* If your skin feels squeaky clean afterward, it means the skin is too dry. Try reducing the amount of soap that you use. A very small amount (the size of a marble) can cleanse the face and neck
Recommended you put shea butter, aloe, even Vaseline, or any good moisturizer afterwards to avoid skin getting too dry from air dry
—-Raw Natural Unrefined Ivory/White Shea Butter
$8.55 per 8 oz cup
Source: Ghana, West Africa
Most popular uses: Dry Skin, Aging Skin, Eczema.
How is it made?
Shea Butter comes from an indigenous African tree called Vitellaria paradoxa. These are wild-growing trees producing tiny, almond-like fruit that every May start falling on the ground. Villagers harvest the fruits, separate them from the nut, then boil and let the butter oat to the surface.
The butter is then milled and ltered for impurities, packaged in huge blocks, loaded on large boats, and shipped to the US for packaging and resale.
What’s in it?,
* naturally rich in a number of vitamins. Vitamins A, E, F and K are the most popular.
* Vitamin E balances and normalizes the skin. Helps keep it clear and healthy, particularly beneficial for dry or sun-exposed skin.
* Vitamin A has soothing and hydrating properties which provides healthy skin collagen in order to prevent premature wrinkles, premature facial lines and premature slackened skin. Vitamin F - Acts as a skin protector and revitalizer. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin on contact and helps soften and revitalize dry or damaged hair. Vitamin F consists of linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic acids, the three essential fatty acids.
* Vitamin F - Acts as a skin protector and revitalizes. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin on contact and helps soften and revitalize dry or damaged hair. Vitamin F consists of linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic acids, the three essential fatty acids.
all I want 2 do is live alone with 50 plants & do my own composting & become so physically healthy that everyone thinks I’m a bitch. also in this scenario I do not buy things with plastic packaging & I use essential oils for whatever essential oils are supposed to be used for