Posts tagged beauty

unique beauty.

unique beauty.

the-sexylosers-club:

mcpeace323:

Stretch marks? 

You mean sick ass lightning tattoos 

Best description I’ve ever heard

this just made my life better.

Preikestolen, Norway
By Robin Kamp

Preikestolen, Norway

By Robin Kamp

icly:

volcano eruption whilst thunderstorm happening.(just edited and uploaded, not my picture)

cloudporn

icly:

volcano eruption whilst thunderstorm happening.
(just edited and uploaded, not my picture)

cloudporn

What Lurks Beneath
Photo above from “the failblog”. 
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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!
HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 
In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 
Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.
My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

Photo above from “the failblog”. 

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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!

HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 

In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 

Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.

My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

Best coin ever spent - gets me EVERY TIME. 

twilajean:

graciehagen:

Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.  

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.  

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing. 

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

I feel like everyone should see this.

NSFW - THIS IS PERFECT

timmytimow:

I still cant believe this car sold for so cheap. well not cheap but still Look at the fucker its sick

Dayummmmm

timmytimow:

I still cant believe this car sold for so cheap. well not cheap but still Look at the fucker its sick

Dayummmmm

Hand tinted photos of ancient egyptian sculptures and temples from the late 19th century (1880-1960) - io9.com

Tattoo machine in wine glass.

Tattoo machine in wine glass.

I saw so much of this on my road trip. Swoon.

I saw so much of this on my road trip. Swoon.

This is how I choose to support this woman who wrote- http://www.xojane.com/issues/my-picture-was-stolen-and-turned-into-a-fat-shaming-anti-feminist-meme

For every person who has ever been bullied… I support you. For every person who believes women should have the same rights as men… I stand with you. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A FEMINIST. 

Reblog this, and take your own version! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, and show the No Hope for the Human Race facebook page that they will not win!

My fuck you bird is for the assholes who made and posted that meme.

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you be so fortunate … To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. (From Animal MAGIC facebook)

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you be so fortunate … To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.

And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. (From Animal MAGIC facebook)