Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic How tall are you & what famous people are your height?
Posted 30 Aug 2017 16:57

5'5"

And my list includes:

- Marilyn Monroe
- Kate Bosworth
- Kristen Stewart
- Selena Gomez
- Naomi Watts
- Sienna Miller
- Emma Watson
- Charlie Chaplin
- Woody Allen

Topic Favorite
Posted 29 Aug 2017 05:21

Golden Retrievers. I've had two. The one I have right now is an 'English style'. They tend to have boxier heads, rounder eyes, and are heavier boned and have shorter hair than the American version - kind of like a long haired Lab. They can be lighter in colouring too, incl. cream coloured.

I love all dog breeds though.

https://upload.lushstories.com/916442272-Baby2.jpg

Topic Temporary Tattoos: Yay or Nay?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 04:35

Although I have one small real tattoo, I've done temporary metallic ones for occasions like EDMs, music festivals, beach/vacation. I don't see it as any different than makeup or jewelry. Just adornments.

I think if someone was doing temporary tatts in an attempt to look tough or legit street, it backfires and looks lame, but that's more because of attitude or intention, not the tatts themselves.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1109911152-tattbeach.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/770046538-tatt2.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1037322902-tattpile.jpg

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Topic Spirit Animal
Posted 20 Aug 2017 09:38

The elusive Neon Pink Squirrel. Uncommon yet eye-catching, flexible and nimble, and just a little bit nutty.

https://upload.lushstories.com/808134626-HotPinkSquirrel.jpg

Topic Moderator of the Month, for July
Posted 17 Aug 2017 06:51

Ultra hardworking and efficient, and she really is the sweetest. Congrats, Candy! :)

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Pure Filth" Story Competition
Posted 31 Jul 2017 19:34

Some of my fave writers on the site claimed top spots! A big congrats to the winners, as well as the top ten and everyone that wasn't afraid of getting dirty with this comp theme. :)

Topic Nail polish trouble
Posted 26 Jul 2017 12:07

I also thought there was trouble in Poland and this was the Think Tank. LOL

Anyway... what brand/kind of clear polish did you use? Is it possible you used a base coat rather than a top coat? That would account for the rough finish, because base coats (while also clear) usually have a rougher/sticky finish meant to help regular coloured polish grip onto the nail plate.

Otherwise, you may have ended up with an old bottle of clear polish or it might be that the brand doesn't provide that thick gel-like glossy finish (like a coat of Seche Vite would give you). Some brands (esp ones that claim to be gentler on the nails, 2-in-1 base/top coats, vegan, more natural) are thinner and don't have the ability to even out any natural bumps or ridges on your natural nail.

Topic How to get feedback on stories
Posted 17 Jul 2017 19:22


- Create a forum signature, then become active in the forums so your banner gets seen.

- Post about it on your profile.

- Make a thread in the Self-Promotion and Marketing section in the forums, introducing your story and asking for feedback.
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_topics56_SelfPromotion-and-Marketing.aspx

- Here's the Interview Q thread that Puddleduck mentioned. It's a sticky in the Ask the Author section:
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst24392_Can-I-get-an-interview-with-you.aspx

The more you write, the easier it becomes to build an audience.

Good luck! :)

Topic you favorite song of all time that never gets old how ever many time you listen to it
Posted 17 Jul 2017 05:32

My teens and 20's were Portishead heavy. I could listen to Glory Box, the original or one of the many live versions anytime and it's still just as riveting. When I finally saw her sing live, I was in awe. Beth Gibbons is raw, real, and legit sexy.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3LK5ELvZwI

Topic Get In Here and Wish Nicola A Happy Birthday!!
Posted 15 Jul 2017 10:41

All hail the Birthday Queen! Wishing you an extra special day! xo

https://upload.lushstories.com/1638084452-bdays.jpg

Topic fifty shades of...red?
Posted 13 Jul 2017 04:16

I rarely wear red (if anyone posts a thread on the best nudes though, I'm there!)... but I came across a really gorgeous red this year, kind of by accident. Sephora added it to my spring sale box for being awesome (ie. spending too much money). But you mentioned wanting a red gloss , so this might be one to consider because I'm really enjoying it, despite being a non-red kind of girl.

It's YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 401 Rouge Vinyle. I think it has a balance of cool/warm tones, so it should work well with most skin tones.

The cream part totally moisturizes the lips, the pigment is insanely rich, and the gloss aspect gives it that patent shine. It also lasts forever and when it does fade down to a stain, you can even add a clear gloss or lip oil over it and it still looks great.

Here it is on Cara Delevingne:

https://upload.lushstories.com/2008164123-caradelavigne.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1554825193-YSLrouge.jpg

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 13:01

https://upload.lushstories.com/971787345-a279081-600x533.jpg

these aren't my favorite perfume (i don't really have one) but they are my favorite bottles. the backs are hand painted and they look like mini works of art on my vanity.

I have some of these in the small 'coffret' size as well. Paradise is my fave of these.

I also have a full bottle of Passiflora (I think that one might be discontinued now). Beautiful bottles!

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 10:55

I got Sun Saint recently as a gift and I'm really enjoying it. It's my first time trying a Pinrose fragrance. It has a smooth beachy vibe to it, and the lime and eucalyptus perks up the sweetness of the coconut and sandalwood. It's a great summer scent.

** Top notes are eucalyptus, lime, mandarin orange and yuzu; middle notes are sea salt, cashmere musk and violet; base notes are sandalwood and coconut.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1400914017-SunSaint1.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1118572026-Sunsaint2.jpg

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 16:50



I'm not sure we should say voluntary these days shouldn't we say recreational drug use. Regaeman Man

We could, I was just rolling with the language used in the OP's question - 'involuntary drug use', 'voluntarily taking Ecstasy' etc. :)

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 13:03

I dont think Lush allows that.


We do. I've written several myself.

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 12:58



I think voluntary drug use in stories should be mandatory.

And also while reading them. Regaeman Man

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 11:08

Voluntary drug use is not a problem in stories. thumbup

Topic Happy Canada Day !
Posted 01 Jul 2017 08:36


https://www.youtube.com/embed/J8LIGRH6vME

Topic Happy Canada Day !
Posted 01 Jul 2017 08:19

Happy 150 to the True North! So excited to celebrate today (and tonight!).

https://upload.lushstories.com/531026876-Canada150.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/440021538-Canada150people.jpg

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https://upload.lushstories.com/1242512534-Daniel2.jpg

Topic Pineapples on Pizza!!
Posted 30 Jun 2017 15:56



Poor Dick ended up as dinner. Happy V-day, Ash. ;)

;)

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Topic Pineapples on Pizza!!
Posted 30 Jun 2017 15:39

I love pineapple on pizza.

Roma tomatoes, pineapple and green pepper on a thin crust is a typical topping list for me if I'm not going for a Margherita or whole grain pesto and spinach type pizza.

Someone mentioned fig and I'd be all over that too if I came across it on a menu.

I don't do meat (unless it's dick).

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 08:17

Since when is a thread title irrelevant? It may be helpful under a prescribed/medical situation but it's not the same as lighting a joint of your own accord smoking whatever kind of pot it is you Can buy on the street. Do you want people using recreational drugs as self medication thinking they are helping themselves when they could be making themselves feel worse?

Marijuana has been linked to schizophrenia and it is a fact that it can worsen symptoms.

Yes if someone is going to tell people (especially someone they know has anxiety problems) that marijuana can be helpful for depression/anxiety then I think they are an idiot.

EDIT: it would be more responsible to say "medical marijuana" to avoid the assumption of them meaning to just pack a bowl.


LOL.. Dude, relax, I'm not trying to fight with you - I'm trying to provide info to someone who asked about marijuana being used for a medical health issue. You dismissed the whole thing with broad condemnation (ie. "whoever said this is an idiot"). I think this is faulty logic and am showing that it is being used as legit medical treatment for this particular condition.

You will also notice that I clearly stated that the strain genetics and THC % is key when looking at treating a specific health condition in my original post. Did I say go buy some unknown shit from a street dealer and find an easy cure? No. Did I say "pack a bowl" or was I not clear that I was talking about medical marijuana in my post? Aside from the screen shots from a medical clinic, how many times did I need to say "medical" for it to be clear and 'responsible'? More than the 3 times I did? Come on. Don't put words in my mouth. Good grief.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:14

Thank you, DD for your input. Big Hugs flower

You're welcome. :)

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:09



The thread is called "Recreational drugs". I was referring to it in that capacity and I wasn't referring to a controlled, medical marijuana.



Your statement/advice was "Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot ."

That statement is clearly wrong. She was asking about marijuana as it relates to a specific health issue (not recreational fun) so the thread title is irrelevant. I just hate misinformation on this topic.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 06:36



Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot. Especially stay away from rec drugs if you are on any type of mental health/anxiety medications.

Wrong info. Where I live (Canada), it can indeed be medically prescribed for depression and anxiety. Medically supervised treatment plans and legally grown. The key is knowing strains and THC% if you're treating for a specific condition.

Example:

From a well established, state-of-the-art chronic pain medical marijuana clinic:

https://upload.lushstories.com/379081180-Clinic.jpg

Their eligibility drop-down menu does include depression:

https://upload.lushstories.com/636992791-clinic2.jpg

Sample strain from a licensed provider:

https://upload.lushstories.com/984638219-Alaska.jpg

Topic Insects are totally cool but butterflies will fuck you up
Posted 23 Jun 2017 02:53

I just discovered a new species.

I think I will call it "Dancing Doll's Nightmare,"


https://upload.lushstories.com/1208555614-moth.jpg

Chorus pupa somnum exteri

Evil. My fingers can't scroll fast enough to get this off my screen!

#mothphobia

Topic Happy birthday to the one and only Liz!!
Posted 21 Jun 2017 09:36

Happy Birthday to the magical Crimson C.!

Hope you have a sweet one, Liz! :)

https://upload.lushstories.com/174026937-goldenbday.jpg

Topic Awesome Award 6/2/17: BrownCoffee
Posted 04 Jun 2017 15:29

The girl can write and she's a fantastic person as well. The kind you want to have a java with and BFF it up, or enjoy an evening of serious vodka and stilettos. Love her! She's definitely one to watch. Congrats! :)

Topic What was your High School Mascot?
Posted 01 Jun 2017 09:44

Wolf.

Topic Dancing Doll's 'Hard Candy' has reached 500,000 views! Half-Million!
Posted 01 Jun 2017 04:09

Oh wow... thanks, everyone! I almost never check numbers, but yeah... now that you mention it, this is indeed pretty sweet!

Interestingly, Hard Candy was written and posted in around 3 days - one of my shortest turnaround times. It was, however, started (first paragraph or two) and shelved for about a year before I returned to it. Sometimes there are hidden gems in the 'maybe' pile.

Thanks again for making it popular!

And, of course, lollies for everyone... :)

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