There are only two worlds — your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this are worlds of the human imagination: their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. These worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power; provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.
Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic (via witchsauce)
I didn’t choose the Pug life, the Pug life chose me
cute submission :)
Yuvarani Shada Rajya Lakshmi, Rairakhol
OMG THE CUTENESS OF IT ALL!!!!
Matte Rainbow Eyeshadow Tutorial (88 Original Eyeshadow Palette)
I got some requests for brighter/stronger colors so I’m going to do a few that are fitting for Spring/Summer!
One of the things that you might want to consider owning if you are into colors and or just starting out with makeup is something like the 88 original eyeshadow palette. For very little money, you get tons of pigmented shades to experiment with, in one portable palette. This is the same thing as you’d find on places like Coastalscents.com and eBay. Everyone gets them from the same source even if the brand stamped on the top is different, so it makes sense to look for the cheapest option around.
Blue Wing: One more way to wear strong colored eyeshadow without going over the top!
This look is very simple once you look at the below image. The eye is divided into 4 quadrants. In each quadrant is 1 shade. The 2 at the inner halves are taupes, and the 2 at the outer halves are blues. The 2 nearer the lashes are dark, and the 2 above are lighter.
18th Century Woman’s Hairstyles
A collection of 18th Century paintings from France & England, depicting some of the hairstyles of the time, among them the tête de mouton (or “sheep’s head”), the pouf & the hérisson (or “hedgehog”).
Interestingly as I was gathering paintings for this reference , I came across this excerpt regarding the elaborate hairstyles that were fashionable during the 1770’s from Marie-Antoinette Mother, Queen Maria Theresa to Marie-Antoinette.
In 1775, Queen Maria Theresa of Austria-Hungary wrote to her daughter Marie-Antoinette -“Likewise I cannot help but touch upon a point that many of the papers repeat to me too often: it is the hairstyle that you wear. They say that from the roots it measures 36 pouces high and with all the feathers and ribbons that hold all of that up! You know that I have always been of the opinion that one should follow fashion moderately, but never carry it to excess. A pretty young queen full of charms has no need of all these follies. Quite the contrary. A simple hairstyle suits her better and is more appropriate for a queen. She must set the tone, and everyone will hurry to follow even your smallest errors…”
Marie-Antoinette responded - “It is true that I am a bit occupied by my hairstyle, and as for the feathers, everyone wears them, and it would look extraordinarily out of place not to” (source: Hosford, Desmond. “The Queen’s Hair: Marie-Antoinette, Politics, and DNA.”).