I love lipstick. I want to write an essay about the politics of lipstick. I like lipstick that’s deep, deep red. I like lipstick that’s purple, lipstick that’s black and dark for when I want to dress up my melancholy. I like sharing lipstick with sisters. and I laugh at boys that think I wear lipstick for them to notice, I laugh, lipstick is an art you can’t ever understand. from picking out a color, testing it on the inside of my wrist, pursing my lips during the application of it. I like when I kiss a baby and leave lipstick on their cheek, when you hug someone and leave lipstick on their shirt, when it gets on your teeth and you use your tongue to get it off, when you sleep in lipstick and wake up with it on your pillow case. in 1997 mama left for Ethiopia to see her mama for the first time in 12 years. I was six and I cried the entire way home from the airport. and when we came home there on the kitchen table was the teacup mama had been drinking out of. at the bottom a sip of tea and black cardamom seeds. and there on the rim of the cup the lipstick imprint of my mama’s kiss. —
this is the most beautiful thing i have ever read
Fantastical Creatures + The Modern Witch Part II
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STREGA FASHION MANIFEST
- Strega means witch, and that theme is therefore the center of the fashion
- there are no other rules
- there are no established color schemes
- inspiration is taken from European folklore and myth
- Inspiration is drawn from goth, boho, and mori (and whatever else you prefer)
- it is…
Actually Strega was the name I first thought of for Dark Mori. But since at that time people were more attracted to the japanese name, it sticked with dark mori. I’m happy the pretty shortcuttothestars is using it now, since she is very popular. Yet I would like people to remember I and shadyoaks were the “first” ones to make a similar manifest :)
Absolutely! So many has contributed to this, and just because I’ve decided to make this does not mean I own it! We all do and we all make it something together <3
Strega fashion feels like the slightly more human twin of nightmarepunk. And I am so, SO in favor. Yessssss.
The Witching Hour
Come closer and listen to the tales of wonders of those who roam the earth and haunt our dreams; tales full of howls and tears, and screams tearing the night apart. Come closer to the fire so the hollow eyes cannot see you for they will take you and sharpen their teeth on your bones if you venture into the woods after the darkness has fallen.
Listen to the whispers of those forgotten and turned into stories and tales spinning on our tongues like golden threads. They are dust in our eyes, blood on our fingertips, and the magic of our breath. Echo still carries the sounds of their songs, their voices tangled in the roots of the oldest trees, drowned on the bottom of the seas, shattered and carried by the wind to the end of the world.
They will never leave. They cannot leave. They linger and seize us with their ravenous hands, enchant with trills and lullabies, their bodies of veils and shrieks, and coldness.
They reign over the night, the dead, the wicked.
Do not listen to their tales.
My goal is to be very, very cute but also very, very spooky
Crows speak in murder, don’t you know?
Anonymous said: I'm very interested in purchasing BPAL's Blood Popsicle, but I'm not sure what it smells like. Could you do a review of some of the BPAL scents you have?
Ta-da: Perfume Reviews.
This is the post with the Blood Popsicle review. Blood Popsicle has become my favorite scent, and I’ve stockpiled a few bottles, thanks to the RealHusband giving me an early birthday present.
(Of course I want MORE Blood Popsicle. I want ALL THE BLOOD POPSICLE.)
Anonymous said: Hi Auntie Jillian, quick question, where do you live?
The Haunted Mansion! Well, in my dreams. In physical reality, I live in Seattle.
Some nights, indulging in a hilariously lurid “occult thriller” is the only possible choice.
Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids. — Gillian Flynn (via rabbitinthemoon)
story time | witches coven, individual, discovered, or born. the tongue is a weapon to craft spells of demise or blessing. magic is in the blood, burning the fingertips.
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DIY Cheap and Easy Crystal Ball Halloween Decor Tutorial from Flamingo Toes here. Clever tutorial using Christmas balls and inkjet transparency film/paper. I use transparency a lot in my artwork because you can layer it in collages (non affiliate Amazon link for the film here). Cheap Thrills Tip: print out a black and white portrait on transparency film and back it with neon or white cardstock for instant art.