10 Times Doctor Who Hit Us Right In The Feels

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Have you ever loved a show and its main character(s) so much it feels like your heart might explode from the overwhelming feels? It’s not just us, right…? Obviously it takes a very special show to elicit this type of reaction, not just from a couple of weird girls who drink too much wine and have entire conversations purely in gif form, but in millions of people all over the world. Well, my friends, that show is Doctor Who. The Doctor is the king of my feels, ranging from the weepies to the hysterical laughies. I literally tear up when I watch clips or talk about certain episodes, or sometimes get so excited I make myself (and whoever I’m talking to) dizzy. Sure, it’s a little mortifying when it happens at work, but if you’re a fan of the show –  you get it.

amy pond hug crySeason 9 of Doctor Who is premiering on BBC America on September 19th, to celebrate the event and our love for the Doctor, we offer you these 10 times Doctor Who gave us all the feels.

1.) David Tennant’s unabashed joy at being the 10th Doctor.
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I firmly believe the reason Tennant’s 10th Doctor is a fan favorite is that you can feel how excited he is to actually be playing the Doctor, and that energy is transferred straight into our hearts. #forevertennant

2.) Sometimes there are romantic feels, like this moment with the Doctor (sort of, it’s a long story) and Rose (Billie Piper).
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3.) The Van Gogh episode.
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I can’t even think about this episode without my eyes welling up, and if you aren’t moved by this one – forget it. You’re a heartless beast and I want nothing to do with you.

4.) The magic chemistry between the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), tears of laughter count as feels too.
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5.) Fish fingers and custard. Also known as the time Matt Smith nursed my broken heart as the sweet and tender 11th Doctor.

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6.) That moment that made everyone cheer/gasp during The Day Of The Doctor.
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7.) The Ponds… oh my god, THE PONDS.
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8.) That time the Doctor spanked Clara… While it was just for show, it’s gives us an idea of what the Doctor thinks is appropriate boyfriend behavior. J’approuve!
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9.) When Captain Jack Harkness felt our feels too.
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10.) Best exit line ever.
I dont want to go

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15 Reasons To Love Titus Andromedon

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Just when we thought we couldn’t love Netflix any more, they introduced us to our new fictional BFF Titus Andromedon. Titus (played by Tituss Burgess) is a beautiful angel who steals scenes and hearts with his dynamic personality and oh so quotable one-liners. There are probably closer to 100 reasons to love Titus, but we limited ourselves to 15. If you haven’t experienced the magic of Titus, please pour yourself a glass of pinot noir and binge watch season one immediately, you won’t regret it.

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1. His incredible sense of self-awareness.

pretty tough

2. His empathy towards others.

never been able to meet me

3. He’s a chameleon,

costume change

4. With unapologetic self-confidence.

baby slut reveal

5. His flawless nickname game.

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6. He’s curious, but not obvious about it.

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7. He’s not afraid to go after his dreams.

gonna be famous

8. Will stand up against injustice.

this will not stand

9. Not afraid to ask questions.

did you try to eat anybody the real prison is in my mind

10. Understands key social issues.

thats messed up

11. He worries about aging, just like we do!

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12. Gives sage advice.

I need Dong not gonna solve all your problems

13. Not afraid to bare his soul.

when you want me to

14. He knows how to get out of an awkward situation.

excuse me take this

15. No one does graceful exits better.

bye felicia

Told ya.

au revoir

beautyblender: Can it get it?

beauty blenderWe’ve all seen or heard about the latest craze or gadget and wondered if it’s worth all the hubbub. My latest bout of beauty skepticism was over the beautyblender makeup applicator sponge, the hot pink egg shaped sponge that’s impossible to miss at the Sephora checkout queue. I was curious, but a little put off by the $20 price,  was it really worth twenty bucks? Spoiler alert: yes, it’s worth it and I’m an idiot for waiting so long to finally try it. The original beautyblender has a near perfect rating on Sephora, and pretty much everywhere else. I’ve been raving about it to friends since I got it, annoyingly calling it a “game changer”. Ughhh, I exhaust myself.

Bottom line, what makes it so great? The sponge is meant to be used wet, so you run it under the tap and squeeze to make sure it’s evenly soaked up the water. Then you give it one last squeeze and pat it lightly with a towel or tissue – this means that the sponge is filled with water so the product stays on the surface and doesn’t sink into the sponge. It makes a big difference when you’re blending liquid or cream products (foundation, bb creams, primers, etc,) and can also be used to apply powder products. Everything goes on much smoothly and evenly, without any streaks. I normally use a foundation brush to apply my makeup, the beautyblender is much better and makes a visible difference.

The beautyblender does require a little upkeep, you need to clean it regularly and make sure you store it properly between uses (and washes) so it dries and doesn’t get funky. You can purchase special cleaning products and even bedazzled storage pedestals (as well as other specialized versions of the beautyblender) here. I’ve kept it simple and just used a gentle face cleanser to keep it clean, and kept the original container to prop it up and let it dry after each use. I’ve seen a few negative reviews that focus on the “high maintenance” cleaning… but shouldn’t we be cleaning all of our makeup brushes and sponges on the regular, ya filthy animals?!

Long story short, beautyblender can get it and is well deserving of all the hype.

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My Favorite Fleeks

I love a good list – I’m tempted to list the reasons why I love a list right now. So for my first dip in the Fleek Week pool, I decided to go for a list of my favorite beauty products. These are the things I need on a semi-daily basis to keep myself feeling put together and ready to conquer the world, aka my favorite fleeks.

Lush’s Big Shampoo – $26.95, 11.4 oz
This delicious sea salt shampoo is my everything. I started using it years ago, before Lush stores graced our U.S. shores, and I’ve been faithful ever since. I don’t wash my hair everyday <don’t judge, Judy!> so I need a shampoo that will give me super clean hair without being heavy and greasy OR super drying. Big delivers on every level – it smells divine, literally leaves my hair squeaky clean without drying it out, and allows me a couple of days of soft and shiny (unwashed) hair. If you’re not familiar with Big, don’t let its texture freak you out. It comes in a pot, not a squeeze bottle, and looks like a sea salt scrub you’d use on your body. Just scoop out a little bit and work it into wet hair, you will be rewarded with the thickest, most luscious lather you’ve ever seen on your noggin.

Egyptian Magic – $26 to $39, 2 & 4 oz.
I learned of this magic potion in some magazine ages ago, in an article about what every French girl has in her medicine cabinet. “Egyptian Magic is made of Honey, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Bee Propolis. Our unique process combines these six simple ingredients to create a moisturizing balm unlike any other. That’s it. No additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals or parabens.” It’s an all-purpose balm that can be used as a moisturizer, to treat cuts & scrapes, on burns (heat & sun), to help with eczema and psoriasis, lip balm, natural hair conditioner, after shave, and as a vaginal moisturizer and lubricant (oh, my). I use it as a night time moisturizer, lip balm, and to spot treat some pesky eczema outbreaks. I’ve never used it in my hair or on my lady bits, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious to try both. Look out, fellas. The company offers you a money back guarantee if you aren’t bowled over, as long as you purchase it through their site. It’s available from other retailers, but watch out because there have been reports of counterfeit magic being sold on Amazon from sellers in China.

Soapwalla Deodorant – $14, 2 oz.
I have sung Soapwalla’s praises before, and I will continue to do so! My friend Marie introduced me to Soapwalla when she did a write up about various deodorants, which was right about the time I was looking into more natural alternatives. Soapwalla is the shit, guys. It’s made from real, non-scary ingredients, smells good, keeps me from stinking up the world, and best of all….. dries totally clear and doesn’t stain my gothic bruja clothes with tell-tale white deodorant streaks. Yes, it’s more expensive than that stick of Secret or Teen Spirit, but you really do get what you pay for. It’s a much higher quality product and that 2 ounce jar will last a looooong time!

Spiral black cotton swabs – $1.50/pack, $33.50 box of 20
You know when people say they want to “go to their happy place”? They’re talking about Daiso Japan. I saw these black cotton swabs and it was like a choir or dark angels sang out to me. I also dropped them all over the bathroom floor and into the toilet by mistake, but whatever… another dose of happiness was only $1.50 away.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir – $29.99, 3.4 oz
I got a sample of Orofluido from Birchbox a few years ago, and it took me months to try it. Why was I so scared? I don’t know, I don’t always make good choices. But once I stopped being a dumb bunny and tried it, my whole life changed. I’d never used any sort of oil or elixir in my hair, but what the fleek was I waiting for?! It’s delicious! It left my hair so soft and shiny, and the smell…. it’s out of the world! The only problem is that it’s actually been difficult to find lately, and I blame Gwyneth Paltrow! She wrote about it being one of her must have beauty products and suddenly it started flying off shelves.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick (Cathedral) – $21
Although I remain obsessed with the perfect shade of red, KVD’s Cathedral has been my favorite shade for quite a while. It’s described as “matte coco rose”, and it’s the perfect nude shade for this girl. I’m obviously not the only one who thinks so, since it’s currently sold out in stores and online. There was so much hype when the Studded Kiss line came out I wondered if it was warranted, but the matte finish is perfection and I am a devoted believer now.

Daiso masks – $1.50/pk or $20.16 box of 12
I just can’t stay away from Daiso. My mother ship, Sephora, has a bunch of beauty masks in brightly colored packs for $5 a pop… but Daiso has them for $1.50! There are assorted face and hand masks, and I love em all.

PCA Aprés Peel Hydrating Balm – $36 1.7 oz
The one item you’ll have to pry from my cold, dead hands is PCA’s Aprés Peel Hydrating Balm – my face cannot survive without it. It’s a super light moisturizer that helps to minimize Father Time’s footprints all over your beautiful face. It’s also a dream against that pesky eczema flakiness/redness that occasionally makes a guest appearance on my face. And it smells sooooo good! It’s sweet, sort of like apricots.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey – $16
Do you remember when your mom finally started letting you wear lipstick from the mall?! No more Wet & Wild, you were finally a given access to the good stuff. Black Honey was the perfect compromise, you got fancy mall lipstick in a silver tube but didn’t look like damn clown. I still love this tried and true classic for those days when I need a little color on my lips, but I’m not wanting to commit to actual lipstick.

L’Oreal True Match pressed powder – $10.95
I know I’m not alone in the struggle to find the right shade of powder, but I have been true to L’Oreal True Match powder for years. I use W3 – nude beige, and it’s spot on for medium(ish) olive tone. I’m darker than light, but lighter than dark and rarely find a powder match I’m really happy with. L’oreal serves up 33 shades, so prepare to meet your match.

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