1. (Source: nbrownx5, via lulabo)


  2. yulinkuang:

    Also while listening to a massive playlist of covers of You Are My Sunshine and having a minor Twitter meltdown about my inability to let go of fictional characters last night, I discovered this gorgeous melancholy cover of the song by the Leftover Cuties.

    This sounds like it belongs in a James Bond movie

  3. all I know since yesterday is everything has changed

    (Source: danandblair, via thedovenest)


  4. "If anyone else were to kiss me, all they would taste is your name."
    — Clementine von Radics (via elliesattlers)

    (Source: citythatistocome, via lulabo)

  5. fitsporational-voyage:

    Beauty-Tip #9 : HOME MADE BATHS 

    Here is an article for you about different sorts of home-made baths that you can make at home. Theses recipes will help you, your skin, your body… just choose the most appropriate one for yourself :) 

    1. Bath with sea salt
      Stir in water 350 gr. of natural sea salt and lay in this “sea” for about 15-20 minutes. This procedure stimulates your metabolism. A whole course (to really straighten your metabolism) consists of 10-12 baths that you take every two days. You skin becomes much smoother and more elastic. The temperature of your “sea” should not exceed 36-37C°. 
    2. Cleopatra Bath
      Take 1 litre of natural cow milk, add 200-300 grams of honey. Stir and pour into your bath. Now you can feel like a Cleopatra, your skin will become very smooth and silky.
    3. Bath with henna and tea
      In a 3-litre jar put three tablespoons of black tea and 2 1/3 tablespoons of henna. Pour in boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes. Strain this mix in order to eliminate the bits. After this, you can pour this brownish-green liquid in your bath. Your bath might be a little dirty afterwards, but it washes away easily with bathroom-detergent. 
    4. Bath with oil and orange oil against cellulite
      Dilute a few drops of orange oil in olive oil and pour it all into the tub. This mixture of oils gradually diminishes cellulite. While bathing, you will feel your skill pinch from time to time and this is good. However, you should stop the process if you feel pain or strong discomfort. 
    5. Bath with bay leaves
      Pour boiling water over 10-12 bay leaves and let in infuse for 20-30 minutes. Add this infusion to your bath. This will show a very calming effect not only on the state of mind, but also on your skin 
    6. Relaxing bath, muscle tension and muscle pain relief
      8 glasses of water, 1 cup of berries and pins of Juniper, a handful of eucalyptus leaves, 1/2 cup of lavender flowers and leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks, peel of 1 orange. Bring the resulting mixture to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The strain and pour into a warm bath. 
    7. Bath “Mandarin Caprice”
      5 drops of essential oil of tangerine, 3 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop of pine oil, a handful of fresh tangerine peels, 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil (it’s fine if you don’t have any). Add this mixture to your bath. The smell of citrus lifts your spirits, refreshes and relieves fatigue. Tangerine oil is ideal to prevent acne, helps to heal scars and stretch marks 
    8. Body bath and steam bath for face on herbs
      Normal Skin
       : chamomile, geranium, lavender, yiang-yiang. Sensitive skin : camomile, lavender, rose, orange blossom, scented violet. Dry Skin : clary sage, sandalwood, marshmallow, rose. Oily Skin : calendula, lemon, basil, juniper and sage. Out of these herbs, you can make an infusion by brewing them in advance and then let infuse for 20-30 minute. Pour the infusion in your bath afterwards. To make a steam bath for the face, you need to pour boiling water over 1/4 cup dry herb mixture, cover your head with a towel and inhale the team of this infusion for 10 min
    9. Bath for soft and silky skin
      For the skin to be soft and silky you need to take a shower in the evening and, on a clean and dry body (from feet to neck), rub in olive oil or any other vegetable oil. While rubbing in the oil, start preparing a bath with nice warm water. When your body is oily and your bath is ready, lay there for at least 15-20 minutes, massaging your skin and rubbing in the oil more and more. After the bath, you can wash off the oil with soap and water, but you can also simply use a wet towel. After this bath, it’s better to go straight to bed. Overnight, your skin will absorb the oil that you rubbed in and it will be baby smooth in the morning! 
    10. Starch Bath to smoothen skin
      Take 0.5 kg of potato starch or a litter of thick oatmeal broth. Mix it with 1 tablespoon of pine extract. After the bath, treat your body with some moisturising cream 
    11. Vinegar bag to smoothen skin
      Simply add 2-3 cups of apple vinegar to your bath
    12. Bath for dry skin
      Add a glass of glycerol into your bath. Soak your body in this bath for 10 minutes maximum. Do not take this bath if you have a sunburn, as well as right after sunbathing!

    (via confusedandondrugs)


  6. Kissing in the Rain, Episode 7: Inescapable

    It’s been four weeks since she’s seen him last. Four strange, infuriatingly sunny weeks that work up her nerves in a way that makes her skin feel stretched tight over her bones and muscles. Her very own anatomy feels unfamiliar, which is a sensation that by no means inspires a sound sense of sanity.

    As irritating as that is—as telling as that is—it’s actually something her mom says the night before The Rain starts that serves as Lily’s last straw.

    “Are you sure you’re okay, sweetheart?” her mother’s voice comes, familiar but gravelly, through the Skype window.

    “Yeah…yeah, I’m fine,” Lily says, brushing her bangs back from her face. “Just…you know. A lot of sun. Too much sun.”

    Her mother has the good sense to hide her smile. “For all the years you’ve lived there, you’ve never once complained about the sun,” she observes, her voice gentle and loving and too full of suggestion.

    Lily shrugs. Looks down to pick at her nails. “Things change. People change. Nothing good lasts forever, etcetera, etcetera,” she says. It’s somewhat bitter, perhaps, and somewhat petulant, too, but it’s been four weeks and she’s relatively positive that her lips are still burning from the insistent press of his mouth against her own. At least, that’s what it feels like sometimes. Maybe always.

    Her eyes are trained on her lap but her head jerks up when she hears her mom’s quiet chuckles, clear and unmistakable through her laptop speakers.

    “What?” Lily demands, but her mom just shakes her head and challenges Lily’s defensive look with an affectionate one. “No, what?” Lily repeats, her voice almost a whine.

    “Oh, Lily. It’s just…you’ve always been bad with feelings.”

    “Bad with…” Lily gapes as her mom gives another amused laugh. “I’m not bad with feelings!”

    And Lily’s right…isn’t she? She doesn’t read her reviews anymore, but she remembers the earlier ones from when she did: “Everett executes the role with such passion…displays emotion that seems to permeate the screen.” Emotion—expression—it’s vital to her career.

    “Oh, no, sweetheart, I’m not talking about your job,” her mom amends, accurately reading her daughter’s unsettled features. “But…well, sometimes it seems as though you’re so fixated on setting yourself apart from your characters that you forget that you’re allowed to feel things in real life, too. That makes it hard to express yourself, don’t you think?”

    No, is Lily’s knee-jerk reaction. A reaction stemming, maybe a little bit, from pride. No, I don’t think.

    But then she thinks about the memories that have been pressing down on her mind for the past four weeks. How cold she was towards him at first…how closed off. She wants to say that it’s not her fault, that he did the same thing—shut her down and out—but the deepest, most honest parts of her know that that’s not true. That he was only reacting to her behavior. That it was, actually, her fault.

    It’s when she reaches this point in her train of thought that her stomach seems to turn in on itself and her mind goes blank, even as it hits her as the truth—everything her mother is explicitly saying and subtly implying is the irrevocable, undeniable truth.

    With the unwanted realization comes the overwhelming urge to hang up the video call right then, make her hasty excuses and quick farewells. But that would only further prove her mom right. So she musters some weak sort of courage and struggles through a messy change in subject. Her mother, bless her heart, doesn’t say a word about it. They don’t speak about feelings again save for a very pointed I love you at the tail end of the conversation.

    The next morning, Lily wakes up to the sound of rain beating down on her window. The clouds are dark and sad and stare down at her with a gently compelling force that matches her mom’s words the night before. It will pass, Lily says to herself, staring defiantly at the ceiling. Everything’s fine. My feelings are fine.

    Her words are only met by a slow rumble of thunder and a quick flash of lightning. Lily swaddles herself tightly with blankets, buries her face in a pillow, and groans. 

  7. mycrarelady:

    Well, I mean, best to have an even 7 of these things right?

    (via clavisa)

    Tagged #perfect
  8. findsomethingtofightfor:

    #these two run a country

    (Source: quinnelsa, via erinwert)

  9. alsokatie:

    Kissing in the Rain Umbrella Art

    Because kissing…in the rain. With umbrellas. Get it?

    (See it in action here.)


  10. itsnotliketherearehillshere:




    So while it’s use in today’s episode was great, the song You Are My Sunshine always makes me feel incredibly melancholy due to the next verse:

    The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping

    I dreamed I held you in my arms

    When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken

    And I hung my head and I cried.

    And so now I just keep picturing this sad AU where episode 7 was entirely in Lily’s head and this verse plays as she wakes up and hangs her head and cries and oh my goodness I’m a terrible person.

    (Lily Dreams On plays during the credits of this awful AU)

    How much would you all hate me if I canonized this? 

    Don’t you dare!

    I would say unprecedented amounts of hate, but then I think about the HIMYM series finale and I’m not so sure.


  12. "Fictional characters do exist, not in our world of course, we’d be screwed if that ever happened. But in the world of our minds, they are the main population there. They bring colour and life to it, they are the little voices in your head telling you not to do something because it’ll end up bad.
    People who don’t read and scoff at people who like reading, they will never have that. Their minds will be grey and boring, they’ll never know the pleasure and pain that it is to love someone so much, even though you can’t physically touch them.
    So if anyone ever laughs at you for reading and being imaginative, pity them. Because they will grow old and boring, their lives will be sad and plain while yours will be full of the adventures you shared with the fictional characters in the books you love."
    — My Literature teacher, when she saw that someone was making fun of me because I like reading. (via everythingisbetteratdusk)

    (via lulabo)

  13. mycrarelady:

    My hands slip. Like a lot.


  14. I think I broke Harry Potter


    So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.

    When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he is asked is “did you ask an older boy to put your name in the cup for you?" or something to that effect, insinuating that, that was something nobody prepared for and that it was something that totally would have worked if anyone had been smart enough to figure it out.

    However, in an earlier scene a student is turned into a hundred year old man when they try to artificially age themselves with a potion and put their name into the cup. Meaning someone trying to dangerously age themselves with potion they aren’t familiar with was something the teachers genuinely considered to be more likely than someone asking for fucking help from another student.


    In other words, the wizards in Harry Potter’s world are so reliant on magic that it doesn’t occur to anyone save for people like Harry that asking for help is even an option in a given situation. This explains why wizards are so fucking ass-backwards at everything, they’re so confident that their magic is capable of doing everything for them that it has never occurred to fucking anyone that perhaps asking for help from the muggle world might be of some use.

    Think about it, the wizarding world hasn’t changed in hundreds of years while in that same space of time the muggle world has figured out fucking space travel. I know it’s a cliché to say to say someone could have fucking shot Voldemort, but seriously, somebody totally fucking could have, he killed like 50 people, he was effectively a terrorist, if anyone in the wizarding world bothered to ask for help from the muggles instead of just telling them there was an invisible asshole flying around shooting death curses at everyone, they may have been able to help. 

    Pretty much the only reason Voldermort thinks he’s better than muggles is because he’s able to kill them with impunity using magic, something he’s only able to do so easily because muggles don’t understand what magic is. Voldemort is basically like a fucking disease, he’s an invisible, lurking entity preying on mankind from the shadows like a cowardly piece of shit. You know what else did that? Smallpox and we stomped that to death the second we understood it. That’s the difference between muggles and wizards, when muggles don’t understand something, they figure it out.

    And here’s the kicker, the only reason muggles don’t understand magic at all is because the wizarding world deliberately withholds information about it. However, even if the wizarding world kept doing that, it’d only be a matter of time until a muggle figured out what magic was and how to stop or harness it because that’s what humanity does, it pushes past what we think is impossible to see what’s on the other side. We didn’t understand the sun as a species originally and now we use it to power satellites and smartphones.

    The wizarding world isn’t a realm of infinite possibilities, it’s a universe of strict limitations where boundaries are never questioned. The muggle world is where the real magic happens. That’s why during the course of the Harry Potter books, which are set between 1991 and 1998, the muggle world (our world) discovered dark matter, cloned a sheep and invented fucking MP3s while the wizarding world were literally paying some dipshit to figure out what the purpose of a rubber duck was.


    Wow, I really shouldn’t think about this stuff when it’s like 3AM, it gets kind of dark.

    (via itreallyatemyhand)