Clothes, makeup, hair, and other such things

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Any of you gals, guys or pals have experience with Besame cosmetics? I found their website yesterday while I was looking up retro style and makeup info, and it looks so classy but it’s also kind of expensive compared to products I’ve used before.

    https://besamecosmetics.com/
     
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  2. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    i know nothing about them but damn their website is making me wish i wore makeup
     
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  3. Time for Pomade Discussion!

    So, as you guys have probably noticed from my posts in the selfie thread, I often style and slick back my hair. To do that, I've been using various pomades, and am now starting to do some research into pomade and expanding my options. I now own, and am trying out, an old-fashioned oil based pomade.

    Pomade comes in two main types- oil based, which is the older and formerly the only form it came in, and water based, which is newer and more modern/convenient.

    Water based pomades are similar to hair gel- they go into your hair while it's still damp, you style it how you want it, and then it "sets" and solidifies, keeping your hair styled and giving it a nice shine. It washes out with (hot) water and can be restyled with some water and a comb if you need to adjust it during the day.

    Oil based pomades are similar, but their different composition means they behave differently. You use it the same way, but it doesn't wash out with water. You'll have to shampoo and wash your hair multiple times, the standard being two or three, to get it out. It also doesn't solidify as much, so it can be restyled and touched up throughout the day more easily. Not being water soluble also means you don't need to redo your hair every day after you shower, so it lasts longer and is more economical.

    Water based pomade, in my experience from the five different ones I've tried over the past few years, is soft and malleable like gel or, in some cases, like a pudding. Meanwhile, the new oil based pomade I'm trying has a consistency like thick grease. It's dense, sticky, and you're gonna need some soap to rinse it off your hands. I'm trying this stuff for the first time today, so we'll see how this goes and I'll post more thoughts on it later.
     
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  4. Time for Pomade Discussion, part two!

    After using the oil based pomade for about 26 hours, I have a few additional bits of info. First off, this stuff survived my usual bedhead. No water based pomade I've tried has looked so good crawling out of bed in the morning, so points for that. Second, even after a full day and adding a bit more pomade for restyling this morning, it's still pretty soft and malleable (which makes it surviving overnight even more surprising). It works, and it works well. I'm glad I decided to try it.
     
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  5. So idk if anyone wanted to try besame cosmetics after I linked to it previously, but if you're still on the fence I got a referral link for 10 bucks of a first-time order of $50 or more.
    http://rwrd.io/88a56sa
    https://besamecosmetics.com

    In other news, this oil based pomade is really working out for me. Gonna stick with it for a while, I think.
     
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  6. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    People with more restraint and fashion sense, please help help a guy out

    I bought the suit pictured on a whim and have no idea how to style it, given that I'm very much not slim n good looking like the model, and also very much not a bow-tie kinda person

    (I am a gold-boots-type of person, so that's ok.)

    I'd like to not be a complete clashy mess for once.

    Screenshot_20190724_184811.jpg
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    I have no idea either (and I completely lack restraint) but I just wanna say that that is an excellent suit.
     
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  8. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    You could wear it as pictured, sans the bowtie, or treat the pants and blazer as separates, pairing them with a solid piece the same color as the background (brown? Black?) and a neutral shirt. Since the print has a lot of yellow, if you're feeling more daring, you could also pull this color for your other piece - like wearing the pants with a cream yellow shirt and a black/brown blazer/cardigan, or the blazer with a white shirt and mustard jeans. Or use yellow sneakers with a neutral everything else. The trick for bold prints casually is a) use a lot of neutral solids so it becomes a focal point of the look and b) choose a color in the print to wear somewhere else. That is how it is styled in the pic!
     
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  9. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Like, you can wear the blazer over basically any bland outfit in coordinating colors and boom, you look instantly more put together and also like a fun person because of the print. I get complimented for my clothes a lot in uni while I'm in the same tee and jeans as my classmates but I wear structured jackets and nice shoes and suddenly I'm business casual.
     
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  10. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Triple posting because I forgot: just make sure that the blazer fits you well in the shoulders - you can have them taken in a bit - because that is 90% of how good a suit looks. I have a tummy and am Somewhat pear shaped so everything that fits me in the stomach is too big in the shoulders and before I started paying attention to that I always looked a bit frumpy.
     
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  11. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Thanks! I am pretty broad shouldered so tend to have the opposite problem tbh. I guess I need to shop for some plain formal shirts since 90% of my current wardrobe has a pattern of some description.
     
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  12. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    alright SO
    i'm thinking about getting some perfume or dude perfume
    general good smell stuff
    but florals make my allergies go off and my throat close up
    i like idk
    coffee and tea type scents
    food stuff
    does anyone know where i could find that sort of thing? the only website i knew that sold affordable ones is dead
     
  13. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Try here; I believe they do post to the US. I've used them multiple times and can vouch for decent quality. Also has the option to search by perfume notes desired, which is very handy.

    Edit: personal recommendation of Leaf Flavour, which is a ringer for Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla, and Relaxed Scent for men, which is a spicy gourmand and strongly cinnamon.
     
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  14. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    thank you very much!!!!
    i will look through there and see what i find!!!
     
  15. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    okay question
    so like
    is there a way to pick solid scents vs liquid
     
  16. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    I'm gonna rec Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - while they def have floral, they have a lot of nonfloral options too, and most perfumes are available in tester size vials (called "imps") for $5, which is a pretty affordable way to try things out. Of the perfumes I own, Halfling and Snake's Kiss are both ones you might like, and here's perfumes with vanilla (the note that most frequently makes me think "food"), coffee, and tea (although this search does also pull up "tea roses," sorry.)
     
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  17. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Although scents on that site always show the latest added product as category (wax melts in this case) there should always be a drop down menu under the picture allowing you to choose size -- in this case, product type. The wearable oils are roll on and spritz bottles, I generally go for 3ml version which is quite a lot! The oils are fairly concentrated.
     
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  18. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    oooo
    i'd heard of them but i'd assumed they were mega expensive, thank u

    AH
    thank you!!!!
    that helps quite a bit
     
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  19. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    Am I the only one who thinks a fully contoured face of makeup looks kinda weird in person? It looks fantastic in photographs from the right angles, but live it makes them look kind of uncanny valley.
     
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  20. I mostly think I’m never gonna be pretty enough and should give up trying.
     
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