PRO TIP: watching “how it’s made” is SUCH a good way to combat an anxiety attack! There’s soothing music, a soothing narrator who’s intonation never changes (narrators never yell or change their speaking pace), it’s engaging enough to keep you occupied but doesn’t force you to think too hard!
also sometimes the narrator makes bad puns
oitnbtriggers is a tumblog dedicating to cataloging the triggers in each episode of oitnb and when exactly they occur, so those with anxiety, ptsd, etc. can watch oitnb safely without having a panic attack. submissions are open and new mods are always welcome for anyone who wants to help!
I love the medical alert bracelets from WhimsyKnots! They have so many different styles and colors that (while adorable) still manage to be visible and easily read! For those of us with allergies, disabilities or chronic conditions, these are a great way to stay safe (and cute) when we’re out on our own.
fanmix yourself template by:samantha & meghan
01. a song that makes you want to fall in love 02. your favorite pump up song 03. your favorite song to rock out to 04. a song that reminds you of summer 05. your favorite cover of a song 06. a song you sing in the shower 07. a song that reminds you of someone 08. what you want your wedding song to be 09. your favorite 90s/2000s song 10. a song to heal a heartbreak 11. your favorite song from a girl group 12. a song you know all the lyrics to 13. your favorite oldies rock song 14. a song by your favorite artist 15. a song that you like to fall asleep to 16. a song that makes you feel invincible 17. a song that makes you feel better when you’re down 18. your favorite holiday song 19. a song that is from a genre of music you don’t usually listen to 20. a song you associate with your favorite book
How to use Duos, Trios, Quads, Quintets???! (A few basic shapes that work with all eye shapes)
The first thing I always tell people when it comes to eye shadow application is - find your socket line. And learn to separate that from your crease.
There is a myth about applying shadows “on/within your crease”. Well that’s fine if you have very defined, even, thick lid folds. But if you have hooded eyes, mono-lids, or smaller lids where the crease is either not visible or not high enough, many eye-shadow looks can be very unflattering or they simply disappear when you open your eyes.
What to do? Simply replace the word “crease” with “socket line” from today on. If you have mono-lids and hooded lids, it’s important to blend your shadows UP TO your socket line at least. That not only defines your natural contours but also widens the eye.
- Your socket line is where your eyeball dips into your orbital bone. Close your eyes and feel for it.
- Flattering eyeshadow looks are all about "creating shadow and light" in the right places. Even if your eye contours aren’t very defined naturally, placing a bit of deeper color along your socket line and a pale shade in the center of your lid will create the illusion of more pronounced contours without making you look too dramatic.
- I DON’T recommend creating a fake socket line higher or lower than your natural one. It can go very very wrong unless you’re an absolute pro.
- Many times we use brushes that are way too big or fluffy. If you have small lids or eyes, a smaller, round-ferrule pencil brush like the one from 13rushes can make life a lot easier. Go for the flatter, wider brushes if you have a bigger lid space to work with.
Now that we’ve got that covered, you can get back to the question of “what the heck do I do with this palette that has 2-3-4-5 shades?!” and look at the images above as a reference for where colors go.
Don’t be restricted by the image with the 4 shadow palettes and the labels on each of the shades. It’s there as a reference but the best thing is to look at the eye charts, because you can use any 2 shades in a quad or a 5-color palette as a duo using a DUO diagram.
Steps don’t include liner (optional) and mascara, so you just add them later.
THESE ARE NOT RULES. They’re just basic guidelines for those who aren’t too familiar with eye makeup yet.
Lastly, when looking for eyeshadow palettes, here are some beginners’ tips:
- My palette has one cream/liner/glitter shade! Well, take those out of the equation and see how many regular shadows are left. If there are 3, shadows left, follow the TRIO diagram. If there are 2, follow the DUO diagrams.
- Erm, so what do I do with base/liner/glitter shades? Apply the base all over from lash line to socket bone before you begin (you don’t need to go all the way to your brows unless you want a dramatic look). For glitter shades, you can apply them as a wash all over when you’re done with the rest of your eyeshadows, or down the center of the eye for a “wet look” when you blink. Liner shades are self explanatory!
- DUOS: look for those where 1 shade is the same lightness or lighter than your skin color, and 1 shade is darker/smokier. Doesn’t matter if they are metallic, shimmery, matte, sparkly. For most basic daily makeup looks, you just need a light and dark to define your eyes.
- All palettes: make sure there is a "balance of light to dark shades". This means at least 1 softer shade and at least 1 dark shade that is deep enough to act as a definer shade. (There are a lot of palettes where all 3-4 shades are pretty shimmery pastels. Well, sorry but they’ll look nicer on your vanity table than on your face. You need a darker shade there for definition and contouring in order for the palette to look flattering.
- QUADS: What do you do if there are 2 pale shades? Which should you apply on your brow bone, and which as an accent in the center of your eye? The less shimmery/sparkly one on the brow bone, and the more dramatic and reflective one on the center of the eye. If they’re about the same texture, then it doesn’t matter which you use where.
- 5-6 SHADE PALETTES: Many people find them overwhelming, but you really don’t need to wear all the colors everyday. You can pick 2-3 shades and wear them as a duo or trio (See diagrams) easily. So they actually give you the most options!
Some Idiot-proof Eyeshadow recommendations:
Duos: Laura Mercier eyeshadow duos. Always well coordinated, with 1 soft/matte shade and 1 darker, richer one. Takes the guess-work out of eyeshadow application.
Trios: A lot of drugstore brands like Wet n Wild Color Icon have pre-coordinated trios with the shades marked out as lid, crease, browbone for you. Just remember “crease” = socket line. In the higher end range, Dior’s 3 Couleurs are beautifully coordinated and easy to use and blend.
Quads: Tom Fords and Chanels have some of the easier to use luxe quads in the market, but if you’re going for the Tom Fords, remember to minus out the sparkle shades. (E.g. 01 Golden Mink is what I’d consider a duo, not a quad, because there are 2 sparkle shades out of the 4, and I’d apply the 2 satin shades using one of the DUO diagrams above, and then decide how I want to apply the sparkles.)
**Laneige Pure Radiant eyeshadow quads (S$40) are a fantastic alternative - not dupes cos there are no exact palette matches, but great alternatives - for Tom Fords (S$100) because the satins and glitter textures, as well as a few of the shades, are actually very very similar. If you love the look of TFs but find the prices a little steep in Asia, take a look at the Laneige counter! See for yourself!
Quintets: Lancome’s Hypnose palettes are still one of my favorites. They usually have the BEST balance of dark and light shades, and they’re perfectly coordinated with each other, so you can pick any 2-3 shades out of the 5 and go.
**Diors are a good option if you have more mature lids or prefer smoother, more translucent pigments but the 5 couleurs are’t as well-balanced as Lancomes, so unless you’re very experienced and know how to add definition using liner and mascara, I’d pick a few colors and use these palettes as duos and trios rather than a quintet.
If you want to break the rules completely and do it like makeup artists do sometimes, NARS’ duos are pretty much on the opposite spectrum to Laura Mercier.
They do have light vs dark shades too, but there are also tons of funky clashing duos designed for maximum drama on the lids. Stuff like Rated R (lime and blue) and Bysance (yellow and violet) can still be applied using the 2 DUO diagrams above, but the final effect will be VERY bold. Probably better for the club than for school or work.
alrighty here’s my guide to drawing eye makeup! hope y’all find it useful and stay tuned for a guide to drawing lipstick ovo
Since the Grammys there’s been a sudden spike of activity within the Daft Punk fandom and a whole bunch of new fans interested in the work of this phenomenal duo! Which is really really cool!!!! But being a new fan can be kinda confusing, especially if you’re a new fan of a couple of artists who have not only been around for about 20 years, but are constantly switching things up as they go. So, that in mind, I decided to put together a big masterpost of all the stuff you should check out as a new Daft Punk fan! Enjoy~!
So Why The Robot Helmets?
△ Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo were human through the release of their first album, up until 1999. As the story goes, in Thomas’s words: “We did not choose to become robots. There was an accident in our studio. We were working on our sampler, and at exactly 9:09 am on September 9, 1999, it exploded. When we regained consciousness, we discovered that we had become robots.” And that’s been the shtick ever since.
△ Homework - Daft Punk’s first album, arguably the most influential
△ Alive 1997 - A live (ahaha) album, consisting of remixes from Homework
△ Discovery - The second studio album and DP’s first album as robots, it’s really pop and fun~
△ Daft Club - A remix album (I highly recommend giving “Aerodynamite” a listen)
△ Human After All - The third studio album, it’s a little more “rock” than the others, but some of my personal favorites come from this album
△ Human After All: Remixes - Pretty self explanatory, a remix album.
△ Musique. Vol 1 - A compilation album.
△ Alive 2007 - Another live album, it’s really great trust me
△ Tron: Legacy OST - Daft Punk scored the soundtrack for Tron:Legacy (and did a fantastic job)
△ Tron: Legacy Reconfigured - Another remix album
△ Random Access Memories - The album you’ve probably been hearing about for days! Daft Punk’s fourth and most recent studio album.
△ D.A.F.T. A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen, and Tomatoes - Less a film with a plot and more a series of music videos from the album Homework broken up by some really neat behind the scenes clips (in other words, don’t worry if none of it fits together like an average movie- it isn’t supposed to).
△ Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem - An approx. hour long anime film set to the album Discovery, and collaboration with Leiji Matsumoto
△ Electroma - A dialogueless film that started out as a music video for the track Human After All and evolved into a full length film (fun fact: Thomas and Guy-Man don’t play their robot alter egos in this film, they chose instead to focus on their work behind the camera and hire actors).
△ Da Funk - This video is in D.A.F.T., but here it is by itself.
△ Around the World - This video is in D.A.F.T., but here it is by itself.
△ Burnin - This video is in D.A.F.T., but here it is by itself.
△ Revolution 909 - This video is in D.A.F.T., but here it is by itself.
△ Fresh - This video is in D.A.F.T., but here it is by itself.
△ Prime Time of Your Life - Eating Disorder/Suicide/Gore content warning!!! A great video, but I wouldn’t want you to go into something so heavy without being aware of it first.
△ Robot Rock - Those super flashy shines certainly go back before RAM c;
△ Technologic - A really fascinating video (if a bit unnerving)
△ Derezzed - Very, very Tron
△ Instant Crush - A gr8 video for a gr8 song
△ Lose Yourself to Dance - There’s those shines and sparkles again c;
△ Part One and Part Two of my personal favorite Discovery era interviews
△ Swedish interview, though all the important parts are in English
△ More an interview with Leiji Matsumoto than Daft Punk, but they are in it and it talks extensively about Interstella
△ Discovery radio interview
△ Another Discovery centric radio interview
△ Interview with Peter Tong
△ NPR Music interview
△ TripleJ radio interview
△ Zane Lowe interview
△ BPM radio Interview
△ Xfm radio interview
△ Lauren Laverne interview
(Of course this isn’t all of their interviews, but it’s a good place to start!)
△ Vogue Diaries - A cute clip of Thomas and Guy-Man along with Karlie Kloss
△ Music Sounds Better With You - The one song from Thomas Bangalter’s side project, Stardust
△ A Collaborative History With Daft Punk - A pretty rad article on, you guessed it, Daft Punk’s collaborations.
△ Daft Punk: behind the Helmets - a clip on the design process and influences for those iconic helmets (really really cool!!)
△ The Daft Club - A really rad fan site, great for news updates, info, etc.
△ 2008 Grammys
△ 2014 Grammys- just in case you missed it c;
△ Gap Commercial - exactly what it sounds like
△ Toonami ads
(I’m sure there’s something I forgot, so feel free to add things as you see fit uwu)
this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
songs for angry girls - smash down the patriarchy and all who oppose you with these wicked tunes playing in your ear
***Flawless (ft Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)- Beyonce // Stop Me- Natalia Kills // Gold Guns Girls- Metric // Hard Out Here- Lily Allen // Sleazy- Ke$ha // Hell on Heels- Pistol Annies // Problem- Natalia Kills // Bitch- Plastiscines // Kill of the Night - Gin Wigmore // Mansion Song- Kate Nash // Do It Like a Dude- Jessie J // Knock ‘Em Out- Lily Allen // Seatbelt Hands- Listener // Raise Hell- Brandi Carlile // The Baddest Female- CL // Just a Girl- No Doubt // Woman King- Iron and Wine // You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing- Halestorm // Creator- Santogold // Black Sheep- Gin Wigmore // Fight Like a Girl- Emilie Autumn // Rebel Girl- Bikini Kill // Salute- Little Mix
I love these kind of useful beauty tips/images, they can be so helpful at times.
where have those been all my life?