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stellacarranza asked: What's an affordable foundation brush. I am currently using L'oreal true match foundation.
Foundation brushes are great at giving your foundation a different finish and a different level of coverage but my favourite tool for applying foundation may surprise you… My top three tools for applying foundation are:
Fingers are my all-time favourite tools for applying foundation (and most cream products in general) clean fingers blend & apply product beautifully as the warmth of your skin helps the product to glide on easier. Fingers often tend to give more coverage too as product is not being absorbed into a brush, the best part? They are free!
Flat Top Buffing Brush
When I want flawless, full coverage, seamless and radiant looking skin I use a Flat Top Buffing Brush; these have densely packed, synthetic bristles and do a wonderful job at working product into the skin and giving a flawless finish. The only issue with these brushes are that they do have a tendency to make foundation appear cakey and can micro-exfoliate dry skin. I love the Beau Make Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush ($9.50 USD)
That was inexplicably tear jerking. A surprisingly emotional, well done little strip. I think they are Pokemon? I tried to find the name of the artist but I could not. I hope it was the artist who posted it here. That is the only source I have for it.
i live for this shit. give me 900 “supervillains going home for the holidays” comics
The Siphonophore, Apolemia lanosa:
The Ocean’s Gelatinous Christmas Tinsel
by Dr. M @ Deep Sea News
The above photo is of Apolemia lanosa a type of siphonophore belonging to phylum Cnidaria that also includes corals and jellies. It’s basically the ocean’s way of celebrating Christmas all year long. Like many other Cnidarians, siphonophores bud new individuals—exact clones themselves. In a manner similar to Christmas elves although this is not proven by science. In the case of some Cnidarians, the clones never leave home so family never has to travel for the holidays.
Basically, Santa’s reindeer if Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen were all budded from and genetically identical to Santa. In some Cnidarians, clones in the colony will specialize but among siphonophores the specialization is unrivaled. Clones will specialize for feeding, defense, locomotion or reproduction. The feeding clones catch food by tentacles equipped with cells that shoot out poisonous harpoons stinging and stunning their prey. In the most popular of all siphonophores, the Portuguese man o’ war, with a large gas filled buoyant bladder adapted for catching the wind and sailing.
Interestingly, all the clones are attached via a single digestive and circulatory system. Research is still needed on which clones are adapted for drinking eggnog, singing carols, and wrapping gifts…
(read more: Deep Sea News)
T - A colony of A. lanosa. The photograph was taken from MBARI ROV Tiburon at a depth of 1150 m. Image by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
BL - The growth zone of A. rubriversa where bodies of the central stem, siphosome, form. The feeding clones have a red pigment. Image by Stefan Siebert
BR - A growth series of propulsive bodies (nectophores) of A. lanosa with the youngest on the upper lft and the oldest on the lower rt. Image by S. Siebert
More Creatures Discovered in the Deep Sea of the Antarctic
by Liz Langley
A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s bottom dwellers.
The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on the decaying beaks of squid, octopi, and their relatives, according to study leader Katrin Linse of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Linse and a team of marine biologists from BAS and other institutions hauled up 5,469 specimens belonging to 275 species from the depths of the little-explored sea of the Southern Ocean during a 2008 research cruise.
That year, scientists on the RSS James Clark Ross took advantage of the thin summer ice to get close to the edge of the ice shelf and bring up the thousands of specimens, including some newly discovered in Antarctic waters. At least 10 percent of all the species collected are new to science, and the figure is likely to rise, Linse said.
It’s taken a global team years to identify and categorize only a small fraction of the species, which are described October 1 in the journal Continental Shelf Research…
(read more: National Geo)
photos by British Antarctic Survey - A young king crab, Neolithodes yaldwyni, Common Heart Urchin, Antarctic octopus, Pareledone turqueti, Bristle Cage Worm
I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HIS VINES.
- Yohji Yamamoto (via cheesedragon)