Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 25 Oct 2015 19:21

Tonight's episode made me do the 'ugly cry'. I can't even believe they did what they did.

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Topic Hipster or High Waist jeans for a girl with nice bum ?
Posted 23 Oct 2015 10:58

I think it's very difficult to make high-waisted jeans look good, unless you're doing some kind of vintage'y pin-up high fashion look. As RavenStar said, it's so easy to veer into mom-jean zone.

I think if you have a great waist and/or are fit, go for the low-rise hipster style for sure.

All my jeans are low rise or mid rise. I do like my slim-fit or skinny jeans or even slim-fit boyfriend jeans on occasion, Japanese denim, usually dark, sometimes distressed/minimal shredding. My fave overall brand is Rag & Bone.

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 23 Oct 2015 10:17

Another perfume line I love is Juliette Has a Gun.

In particular - Lady Vengeance (for night).

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and Gentlewoman (which is good for anytime). This one reminds me a lot of Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino, which is one of my fave scents ever (but soooo expensive). Gentlewoman is another from my top three fave perfumes right now.

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Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 23 Oct 2015 10:06

Just ordered this sample set from Sephora:

This set includes:
• 0.06 oz Atelier Sud Magnolia spray



The Atelier perfumes are amazing, especially their Collection Azur ones.

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I have the three on the left. Sud Magnolia is probably my least fave of those three though - it's beautiful but I'm not typically into florals. The Mandarine Glaciale is really nice for fall - kind of orange'y and spicy (ginger). And my fave of this line is the Figuier Ardent (creamy fig, spicy, fresh) - it could probably be considered unisex but it's absolutely gorgeous and probably in my top three fave perfumes right now.

Topic Toy Review: The LILY 2 ~ LELO's Scented Clit Vibrator
Posted 22 Oct 2015 13:04

LILY™ 2

An Iconic Design Infused with Signature LELO Fragrances

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aph·ro·dis·i·ac

noun

1. a food, drink, or drug that stimulates sexual desire.
1. a thing that causes excitement.

It’s no surprise that certain scents have long been considered aphrodisiacs. They can trigger certain moods and feelings, stimulate hunger, sooth and comfort, and even arouse sexual desire. This doesn’t even include the biological chemistry involved in pheromones, body smells and attraction. Some scientists suggest it is a combination of both physiological and psychological factors – some smells directly affect our sex hormones (eg. licorice), while others may help us recall certain memories that are uniquely sexually suggestive.

Luxury sex toy company, LELO, has recently launched an upgraded version of their best-selling clitoral vibrator, the LILY™ 2, that now includes an olfactory twist. They have signature scents infused into the silicone. This does not alter the taste of a woman’s juices, it’s purely meant as a way to heighten the senses and arouse.

LILY™ 2 is currently available in three scent-sational varieties:

Plum (Bordeaux and Chocolate), Lavender (Lavender and Manuka Honey) and Pink (Rose and Wisteria).

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I tried the Lavender and Manuka Honey version.

This is immediately what it brought to mind:

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After doing a little reading up on the properties of lavender, I learned that it’s actually considered to be one of the most powerful of the top five aphrodisiacs and has long been termed the “herb of love”. Historically, lavender was actually added to teas and baths in order to promote fidelity between married couples. The scent relaxes and reduces stress, while increasing blood flow to the clitoris and penis.

Honey also has a storied history when it comes to love and sex. In medieval times, people drank mead (a fermented drink made from honey) in order to increase sexual desire. In the 5th century, when the calendar was based on moon cycles, newly married couples drank this honey mead for a month, representing a “honeymoon”. Some studies suggest honey also enhances blood levels of testosterone.

Aside from the historical trivia, you’ll find lavender and honey (or sometimes vanilla) combinations in a wide assortment of aromatherapy products, from candles and massage oils to perfumes and laundry soaps.

The scent of the LILY™ 2 version of Lavender and Manuka Honey is very pleasant and isn’t overly strong for those that may be sensitive to smells. It doesn’t smell like a ‘perfumey’ or old lady version of lavender either. It has a lightly floral, warm and creamy, almost sweet tone to the scent that I think is likely to be universally appealing, in case you’re questioning which of the three scents might appeal most.

The science behind these scent infusions almost approaches a kind of art form. They aren’t just adding the scent to the surface of the product, it’s infused inside the actual plastic of LILY™ 2 using a complex process of heating and freezing to create a light yet lasting, completely body-safe aromatic massager. This means the scent isn’t going to wear off after a couple of uses or after initial cleaning. For those that are naturally averse or sceptical about the idea of a scented product, you can read more about the production of LILY™ 2 on LELO's blog Volonte.

Why LILY™ 2?

This is a very small and discreet clitoral vibrator that is ideal for both solo and couples play. It’s literally about the length of your index finger and ergonomically shaped to nestle against the vulva for a full rumble, or you can position the tapered head against the clit for more direct power and apply as little or as much pressure as you like. After some random experimenting, I found that you can even position this little vibrator inside a pair of snug panties and have a more hands-free experience if you like to start with a long tease.

When used during couples play, you can incorporate LILY™ 2 into various positions to help reach orgasm. If you’re a woman that can’t orgasm via intercourse alone (studies show that roughly 70% rarely or never do, without additional stimulation), this kind of vibrator is perfect. For example, in doggy position you can use the toy against your clit, or the guy can reach around and control the buzz, in place of manual stimulation. In cowgirl or missionary (or alternate variations), you can position it so that the pressure and vibrations transfer to both partners. LILY™ 2 is small, quiet and very non-intimidating, so if you’re new to using toys as part of couples play, this is a great beginners model to start experimenting with.

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Quick Product Details:

LILY™ 2 is made of body-safe ABS plastic that is ultra smooth and soft to the touch. It’s waterproof, rechargeable (a 2 hour charge gives you 4 hours of play) and has 8 stimulation patterns. There are only two buttons to control, so it’s very intuitive and easy to use. It comes with a USB charger, a sample of personal lube, a 1-year manufacturing warranty and a 10-year pleasure guarantee.

My Final Thoughts:

I really like the LILY™ 2, even more than I was expecting to. It’s slightly more expensive than the original LILY and while I can’t compare the two directly since I don’t have the original model, LILY™ 2 is supposed to be twice as powerful. Other comparative reviews I’ve read have attested to this and it’s definitely a major selling point if you’re considering upgrading from the older model. Rest assured it packs an impressive amount of power, despite its diminutive size. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by the strength of the vibrations. Unlike the original, the LILY™ 2 is also completely waterproof and fully submersible, so you can take this into the shower or bath as well.

The scent options allow for personal creativity and preferences. Is it a *must have* feature - no – however, it does make things more fun! Most people naturally gravitate toward certain colours. They may feel that one shade represents them more, feels more sensuous or just suits their aesthetic better. Our scent-preferences operate in a similar way… do you prefer something delicate and floral, do you gravitate toward soothing and relaxing scents, or are you more of a sensual gourmand? We’re all aroused by different aromatic notes, and the perfume industry is proof of this. If given the option of picking a sensual scent vs. just having the scent of plain silicone, I’m always going to be more excited about choosing something unique to my own individual tastes.

There are a plethora of small clitoral vibrators on the market. One of my first sex toys was a Pocket Rocket that was very inexpensive and did the job. The downside was that it wasn’t rechargeable and dealing with the sub-par power of a weakening battery is never ideal. It was also very loud and not very couples friendly. The size and shape of a toy, as well as the general aesthetics, is important to me, and the LILY™ 2 is a really beautifully designed and well-crafted toy. Do a ‘search’ for ‘clitoral vibrator’ on any relevant retail site and you’ll see a wide assortment of strange shapes, plastics and gadgets. None will even come close to the luxury appeal of the LILY™ 2.

It’s definitely an investment toy (approx. $139 USD), but it’s one that’s going to last you many, many years. And if you’re intrigued by scents for the senses, be sure to put LILY™ 2 on your wish list!

You can buy LILY™ 2 at LELO.com or other authorized retailers.


Disclaimer: products were provided to me for my honest feedback and review.

Topic Liberals Win Majority Government in Canada
Posted 20 Oct 2015 14:53



And, yeah, he's a hunk but just be aware that he's married with three kids so, unlike his old man who was a swinging bachelor when first elected, this Trudeau is not on the market.


So... are you saying I should withdraw my government intern application? I had a box of cigars ready to go and everything. crybaby

Topic Liberals Win Majority Government in Canada
Posted 20 Oct 2015 12:43

This was my favourite bit off Twitter today. lol

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Topic Liberals Win Majority Government in Canada
Posted 20 Oct 2015 07:33

Finally! https://upload.lushstories.com/523591909-NewPM.jpg

Topic Best and Worst Makeup Moments in History
Posted 20 Oct 2015 06:48

This is a fun walk through the history of makeup. I learned a few things too!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/i8e5D83P6UI


Eras Covered:

- Egyptian
- Ancient Greek
- Medieval
- Venetian
- French 18th century
- Victorian
- Flappers, Vamps and Silent Movie Queens
- Modern Makeup

Topic Cleanliness
Posted 19 Oct 2015 21:36

I wash my brushes twice a week, and wash my foundation brush after every use. I use Philosophy 'Purity' to wash them. Technically this is a face cleanser but I ended up with a large bottle of it and I didn't like it anymore as a cleanser, so I started using it to clean my brushes after it was established as a good product to use for this. I wash off my brushes facing down, tipped into the stream of water to avoid getting the stem wet, which can damage the brush.

I also have an MUF Instant Brush cleaner spray bottle (alcohol-free) which I use as a quick cleaner if I'm using different coloured products and don't want any colour residue transfer.

I don't share make-up but I know you can sanitize it with an alcohol spray. I've seen people selling makeup second-hand (eyeshadow palettes, blushes etc), using this method to clean it, but I still can't bring myself to buy used make-up. I don't like store testers either, even when they're freshly 'sanitized'.

As others have said - I chuck any make-up that looks or smells funky. I've pretty much been living off mascara samples for years (I always get tons of deluxe samples), so they get used-up and tossed very regularly.

Topic my lips!!!!!
Posted 19 Oct 2015 06:13

It totally depends on what look you're going for. Do you want a more classic/conservative look, or do you want to experiment with more bold colours? There are a ton of holiday gift sets at Sephora at this time of year, featuring deluxe-sized products - you might look into picking up a lippy one so that you can try on and play around with different colours and finishes in an inexpensive way, until you settle on your own personal style.

One of my fave go-to lip products is the YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil range. Non-sticky, super glossy, healthy lip conditioning and I absolutely love the pretty stain left behind on the lips.

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For a more pigmented, long-wearing matte look, I like the Hourglass Liquid Lipsticks. These last a long time but don't feel as drying as other matte formulas.

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Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 19 Oct 2015 06:00

Great Walking Dead episode last night. I think that was the most exciting hour I've seen in a long while - somehow even surpassing Terminus and endless gory walker episodes. There's something extra anxiety-producing about living humans who have given themselves over to ultraviolence in such a Manson'esque way. It's somehow scarier than Zombies.

And Carol is 'the man'! I love how she single-handedly diffuses these epic disasters - first dispensing of the Cannibal nest and now knocking off the Wolves like a stealth ninja. And all in the time it takes to bake a casserole. Love her.

And lastly... Enid. Possibly a wolf in sheep's clothing? Poor Carl. love9

Topic BAGS !!!! Come on Ladies ... Guys welcome too ... post yr favourite or zaniest!
Posted 15 Oct 2015 04:21

Alexander McQueen.

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Topic What's for dinner tonight?
Posted 14 Oct 2015 18:01

Lots of alcohol!!!! drunken

Topic Adi's House of Horror: Scare Me
Posted 10 Oct 2015 11:04

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Topic How often do you write a story that ends up somewhere you didn't expect?
Posted 10 Oct 2015 05:43

Never. I plot all my stories with little bullet points before I start and then stick very close to that plan all the way through.

This.

I like being able to nuance things in the story that slowly build or become more clear, already knowing how the characters need to evolve and how the story will ultimately end.

I do character sketches and detail all the plot points before starting. It's not totally mechanical though. I see the scene(s) play out in my head, almost like a little movie, before I start writing, so it still feels organic - just an organized version.

Topic Moderator of the Month for September
Posted 06 Oct 2015 04:45

Really well done! Congrats, Mags! 3601

Topic *HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN LUPUS!!!*
Posted 28 Sep 2015 18:57

occasion7

You win a comp *and* it's your birthday?? Shine bright and celebrate, Superstar!
Hope you have a fun one!


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Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 28 Sep 2015 11:42

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Topic What did you have for breakfast?
Posted 28 Sep 2015 11:25



Lies! I heard it was a six-inch stack of pancakes, slathered in butter and maple syrup, with a side order of crispy, applewood smoked bacon. And a black coffee.

Aaaaand a doughnut.

Actually I'd rather have eaten a sexy redhead slathered in syrup for breakfast. Tongue through the donut hole, of course. And maybe a quick game of 'find the blueberries'. Still low cal. but plenty of sugar. :)

Topic Post your shoe porn here...
Posted 28 Sep 2015 11:16

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Topic What did you have for breakfast?
Posted 28 Sep 2015 11:01

Steel cut oats and blueberries.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Historical Erotica" Competition
Posted 28 Sep 2015 09:39

Yay! Massive congrats to Ben for taking the well-deserved first place honors! I told youuuuu... drunken

Congrats to the other talented winners and top ten and everyone who entered the comp! It was a challenging genre and there were some great pieces of writing in this one!

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Topic Advice for my story idea
Posted 27 Sep 2015 09:05

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I really appreciate the helpful feedback and suggestions. So based on the responses that my thread has elicited so far, I think I'll divide the story into the three chapters, with each being a fully developed story by itself. The first will pertain to the existing relationship between the husband and wife, as well as the obstacles that they've encountered in trying to have a child, while the third will detail the husband's motivation for deciding to allow the masseur to impregnate the child. In your opinion, will the tripartite division enable the readers to understand the decision making processes motivating the central protagonists? Again, thanks

I don't think you need to elaborate on their fertility struggles so much that it needs its own chapter and heavy storyline and detailing.

Just infuse it into the present-day story you're telling. You can weave in little snippets of the backstory where appropriate - to explain why she's distant at first, or why her mood is improving with the new scenery and living circumstances or how devoted the husband is to her happiness etc. The reader will be able to fill in the rest with their own imagination.

You can start in Singapore and in showing us who these characters are in a seemingly unrelated scene (shopping, unpacking, morning coffee, post-sex pillow talk etc), their whole struggle can be revealed in the way they behave, converse, and in how they relate to each other.

Topic Health, Fitness and Eco-Friendly Trends
Posted 26 Sep 2015 07:45

'For people who wear workout clothes all the time':

This parody vid made me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CYRENWT8lz8

Topic Advice for my story idea
Posted 25 Sep 2015 14:25

As Mazza mentioned, I would definitely establish the dynamic of the couple before they go the masseur. Earlier in the story, you could use the move to Singapore to mention how there is hope that the wife will be able to immerse herself in a new culture and explore a new city and have something to focus on, thus hopefully taking her mind off their infertility issues and her longing to have a child of her own etc. You could even mention that they'd been trying IVF in Australia etc without success and the couple was hoping the move would be a fresh start for their marriage, away from the stresses of trying to conceive.

I think this would help the reader understand and empathize with the husband's decision later on during the sex scene.

Topic *HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL SPRITE!*
Posted 22 Sep 2015 17:13

You'll always be Supergirl to me!

Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Wishing you the sun, the moon, the stars, and everything in between.
The darker the night sky, the brighter you shine.

Love you always,
Ashleigh xx

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Topic Review: Icicles Collection (Glass Dildos)
Posted 22 Sep 2015 10:44

I have a very basic curved double-ended glass one - one with a smooth end and the other with gentle smooth graduated balls. I really wish I had gotten one with ridges and bumps. The sales person at the store I bought it from considered herself an expert in glass toys and insisted I need to 'build up' to the more interesting models and that the ridges and bumps would be 'too much for me'. *sigh*. I like the model I have for g-spot stimulation and hot/cold play mostly. Glass toys are so pretty.

Topic Review: Dr. Joel Kaplan Gyrating Massager
Posted 22 Sep 2015 10:39

Does lube help ease the 'oh no' sensations and the irritation on the seam?

I can see it being a fun one for BDSM or for one partner to use on another while restrained.

The price is great on this one.

Topic Review: Je Joue G-Kii
Posted 22 Sep 2015 10:33

These look really great! I like the intense curve on this model. I'll admit, I'm kind of crushing on the silver Njoy Pure Wand you posted as well!

Fantastic review, SP!