By Kham

Hey there! I’ve put together a recommendations list of drugstore brand cosmetics. I figured it could be useful for those of you who might’ve just started experimenting with makeup, or if you’re just looking for new things to try. All of these products are under $10. I tried to include products that are relatively inexpensive, as even drugstore makeup can get a bit pricey. Hopefully this is helpful to some of you. Enjoy! ♡

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I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.


Thank you, history side of tumblr. That “stay out of blood” thing has been driving me mad.

Wait. So, you’re telling me that the reason straight boys dress horribly is because they’re not over a 100 year old gay panic?

You’re telling me that the gross, baggy, shapeless menswear that has been almost singlehandedly ruining my life is the result of a bunch of dudes in the 1900’s collectively going ‘AAAAH WHAT IF THEY THINK WE’RE GAY’




That last comment speaks to me so deeply that it puts the ocean to shame v.v Seriously straight boys, get your shit together. I could go on a rant about the hideous so called “style” that is men’s clothing. ugh.

also another thing, it was a display of wealth. Good, nice heels weren’t cheap, not every peasant could afford them.

It was, like many things, a status symbol, and most often displayed by wealthy men. (And may actually be something that women were not supposed to wear at all due to the fashions being dresses and long skirts, so seeing the female leg, especially one that was displayed well by a nice heel, was not something that happened).


The ever-lame heyhufflepuffhey tagged me for the six selfie challenge (challenge? please), so here, in chronological order:
1) Working onstage at recital as an assistant dance instructor
2) Arabian Princess for my last Nutcracker
3) Senior photo + laughter
4) That time I went to the Boston Common with whimsicaldiplomat and Sam and we made a giant leaf pile
5) That other time I made my first full-size snowman with bootymastergeneral and jackofsmarts
6) “Outtake” from a photoshoot with heyhufflepuffhey

I’m not going to challenge any of you to do this, but you’re totally free to if you so desire :-)

{Indian Couture} Part VIII | Tarun Tahiliani


carlos is such an important character

he’s a side character in wtnv proper, but overall, right here & now, a gay man of colour who is very likely autistic, who is consistently described as perfect, handsome, brave, who is a successful scientist at the top of his field, who is loved,

he is

such an important character



Samira Wiley - Refinery29 “Hollywood’s New Power Players” 

photos by Olivia Malone

styled by Tara Williams

makeup by Tanika McConnell


man i know pacific rim is not a Holy Grail of Perfect Progressive Cinema but man is it NICE to be able to watch a big cheesy loud action movie w main characters of color and where theres no hamfistedly shoved in romance and LOADSA COOL ALIEN AND SCIENCE STUFF ……. and where i dont have to be perpetually worried about them making some kinda gross joke (looking at u transformers) and the fights are still BIG and satisfying and everyones still super hot


i cannot go on


3 year old death grip!


I’m a big fan of Teen!Giles. Normal Giles is cool too, obviously, but I can clearly see how Teen!Giles could steal a car, get a cool guitar and a couple of weapons and set off on a vampire and demons slaying roadtrip. probably he would get along with Spike.

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell



In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 


Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland; At the confluence of Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh .