3. "If you’re a woman and you don’t wear enough make-up, there’s about an 85% chance that the first person you see when you leave the house will ask if you’re tired or sick…
    Conversely, if some dude’s inbuilt conceal-o-meter scans your eyeliner as a millimetre thicker than the Department of Warpaint’s cat eye regulations, you’re likely to be charged with five counts of Offences Against Natural Beauty…
    Part of this phenomenon is that a lot of people, and almost all men, don’t understand how make-up works. Make-up was, and still is to a large extent, one of those private self-maintenance tasks ladies perform out of male view, because putting it on openly fucks with the illusion it’s supposed to create. Traditional make-up - and especially ‘no make-up make-up’ - is supposed to make your face look ‘naturally beautiful’…
    Sponging on the foundation where dudes can see messes with men’s suspension of disbelief and can even cause anger, confusion or disgust. You tricked me!, he thinks. I thought you were a natural beauty! Now I see [it was] an illusion… “If I know she wears make-up,” muses the dude, “maybe she burps and farts as well. That’s not hot at all, and women are supposed to be hot…”
    Wearing ‘too much’ make-up also renders the make-up itself visible, rather than contributing to the impression of a woman’s inbuilt, effortless fuckability. It’s often connected to unbecoming displays of overt sexuality: … ‘that heavy eye shadow makes you look like a whore’…
    This does open up the enticing possibility of using make-up in rebellious ways, though - playing with colour and glitter or doing a hot pink lip can make you look fantastic and repel men who expect more subtlety in make-up practice. Or you could take a more direct approach, like writing IT’S NOT FOR YOU across your cheek in green shimmer eyeliner. You go girl."
    — Eleanor Robertson, "All Made Up" (via crystalcabinet)

    (via thisisagoodblogname)

  7. Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.

    (Source: ammaasante, via purpleishboots)

  8. Alternate memoir title ideas:

    1. Born Cool
    2. Born Swaggy
    3. Mad Poetic and a Big Bummer

    (Source: fateruess, via natervess)

  9. zealouscorgi:


    My cat is broken. He meows for a bath every night and when I put him in he flops down and sleeps.

    look at my little bastard. look at how happy he fucking is in my sink.

    (Source: darkpatriotism, via sordidcrayons)

  10. parrishjordan:

    YouTubers speaking out against sexual abuse

    Recently, former YouTube content creators Sam Pepper (sampepper) and Jason Viohni Sampson (veeoneeye) were outed as repeated sexual abusers who used the power of the “fame” that YouTube has given them to manipulate, harass, assault, abuse and rape. Sam Pepper has refused to acknowledge the allegations of assault and rape against him, whereas Jason made an unlisted video admitting to his crime. Jason was still being manipulative in the video as he was trying to excuse his horrendous actions, as well as gain sympathy from those who saw the video. As BriBry, a former friend of Jason, pointed out, Jason made the video unlisted to further the spread of information his actions.

    We cannot let this happen.

    Keep talking about sexual abuse. Keep spreading this information. Do not let this topic die because we need to spread awareness. Most of all, continue to support any and all victims of sexual abuse.

    Each video (in order): x x x x x x x x

    The Masterpost of sources for anything you need to know about every person involved in sexual abuse in the YouTube community: x

    (via booksandwildthings)


  11. "Do you think its possible
    that some people
    are born to give
    more love
    than they will ever
    get back
    in return?"
    Tyler Knott Gregson

    (Source: emilylldobbs, via daisy-daisyy)


  14. "You have to be odd to be number one."

    Dr. Seuss

    This changed me

    (via reveriesofawriter)

    (Source: lsd-soaked-tampon, via sordidcrayons)


  15. "When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
    — A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States.  (via 33113)

    (Source: africandogontheprairie, via tyleroakley)