3 Burt's Bees



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Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration

If you have concerns regarding your skin, Burt's Beed, Intense Hydration daily lotion might be the solution you need. Effective particularly for aging, sensitive, or dry skin, this lotion acts as a great moisturizer and is particularly effective for the treatment of certain sensitivities born of cracking or wrinkling effects.

Unlike many other name-brands currently on the market, Burt's Bees promises and delivers on an organic and natural product for those with concerns for cosmetics that might normally include unhealthy ingredients such as alcohol (which can further dry and damage the skin), Sodium Laryl Sulfate, or Aluminum Chlorohydrate, all of which contribute to damaging your skin over time and extended use. Burt's Bees has been dermatologist tested to assure you that the ingredients contain only the best in cosmetic-line products and reflect as much in the effect they have after use.

While you are free to apply this lotion during the day, personally I've found that night-time application readies you for a fresh and clean feeling the next time, having time to absorb fully and work its beneficial effects. Coverage goes on very evenly, with a heavier consistency but not so much that is feels greasy or intrusive (which also makes it effective if you suffer from greasy skin, in that it keeps it hydrated without further irritating it), particularly when applied to the face (and also good for not staining material if you choose to wear it during sleep). The scent is very mild, with only a fresh and clean smell left after application, complimenting the freshness of your skin after use. Absorption post application is very fast and efficient and leaves you with a glowing but not shining effect.

Definitely a product and brand that comes highly recommended for any and all skin types or simply those who wish to keep their skin smooth and fresh.

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0 Slender Man Suit!
Beware The Slender Man Suit This Halloween!



He’s tall, he’s slim, he’s never seen without a suit and tie, and he is back. Making his reappearance
across the digital world after years of inactivity is none other than The Slender Man. After centuries of haunting children’s dreams and striking fear into the hearts of their parents, this urban legend has made his way from folklore and fables and into games, websites and fancy dress shops worldwide, with Slender Man Morphsuits proving very popular this Halloween.

 The Slender Man is an alleged supernatural figure that has supposedly existed for centuries; he has appeared in a variety of different locations worldwide and as a result, accrued a number of aliases: Fear Dubh (The Dark Man) in Scotland, the Takkenmann (The Branch Man) in Holland and Der Grosse Mann (The Tall Man) in Germany. The earliest known historical reference to this creature is a cave painting found in the Northeast of Brazil, depicting an odd elongated character leading a child away from a crowd of people. Other representations of the Slender Man come from Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, sixteenth century German woodcuts and paintings and the Romanian fairy-tale telling the legend of ‘The Tall Man’. According to the legend, he has tentacle –like extensions protruding out of his back, no face, and arms that can stretch or shorten at his will; his victims are children, to whom he causes memory loss, insomnia, paranoia and coughing fits before kidnapping or killing them. For centuries he has hidden his existence from the world.

Until now.
Stretching his tentacle-like extensions into the digital world, the Slender Man has caught the attention of online commentators, gamers, bloggers and vloggers worldwide. His initial return took place in The Something Awful Forum’s “Create Paranormal Images”, wherein his reappearance was noted, alongside pictures provided as evidence. Following his unexpected arrival into the online community, The Slender Man went viral; vloggers and bloggers began spreading the word, informing the world of the urban legend’s existence; videographers and film makers began creating short films and documentaries providing footage and commentary; and game developers created Slender. Slender is a free indie-developed psychological horror video game for both Microsoft Windows and OS X based on The Slender Man, and it has driven the online gaming community wild. In the game, the player must seek out eight letters and avoid the figure in the Slender Man suit at all costs, or face death. Since its release in June 2012, the game has received fantastic reviews; Explosion scored the game 4/5 and gaming website IGN calling Slender ‘pure horror’.

The Slender Man’s eruption into the digital realm has led to the development of a solid fan base; he now has over half a million likes on Facebook, a number of followers on Twitter and – thanks to www.MorphSuits.co.uk – millions of people planning to dress up as The Slender Man this Halloween.

I’m not sure how The Slender Man will respond when he sees this army of people dressed in SlenderMan costumes, but this paranormal pariah looks set to haunt the land for years to come.

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0 FP: Call of Cthulhu

Just in time for Halloween. Our first ever, full-length game VLP.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth:

A survival horror video game developed by Headfirst Productions and published by Bethesda Softworks with 2K Games and Ubisoft for the PC and Xbox systems. A relatively realistic first-person shooter game with psychological horror in an attempt to increase the sense of immersion. The game is based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, author of "The Call of Cthulhu" and progenitor of the Cthulhu Mythos, and in particular being an reimagined adaptation of Lovecraft's novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Set mostly in the year 1922, the story follows Jack Walters, a mentally unstable private eye hired to investigate a disappearance case in Innsmouth, a strange and mysterious town that appears to have cut itself from the rest of the United States.

In this part:
  • The history of the game
  • The mythology and monsters of the game
  • Cosmic abominations and elder gods
  • Suicide, poisons, and household hygiene

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3 Firmoo Sunglasses
I'll admit right off the bat; I am now a wearer of sunglasses. Half the time I find them an inconvenience somehow or just not attractive enough or necessary enough to warrant use.

Lately that's been changing. I find myself out and about a lot more than I used to. My photography work especially, takes me outdoors and into the bright sun more than a little often. So it was likely very good timing that Firmoo (a company that deals in very attractive, high-end glasses and sunglasses) contacted me to inquire if I was interested in doing a product review for a pair of free prescription glasses frames OR sunglasses!

 

A Global online optical store that specializes in prescription lens frames and sunglasses, with a varied and extensive menu of awesomeness to choose from for both men and women at affordable prices for some really stylish products. As an extra perk, first-time customers may apply for a gratis pair of frames or sunglasses to get a clearer idea on the level of quality presented.


Having received them in October, I find the Canadian days to be staying just as bright, if not twice as cold. Sunglasses are still a must and so it was with some excitement that I tore open my little delivery box to find these tucked snugly inside:

While it's true that I was able to choose the glasses I was interested in myself (an added bonus, thank you Firmoo!), what I didn't expect is just how good they would look. On and off my face, these are a sexy little pair of sunglasses. Having arrived with a bonus black safety case, green wipe-cloth, and little black carrying-cover. Additionally, Firmoo included a took kit. Considering the trouble I have with the screws coming undone on my prescription regular glasses, I can appreciate the extra effort that went into this little package.


I chose lovely black frames, elegant, stylish, and of Italian design. In person, these do not disappoint. Besides their obvious aesthetic appeal over other brands, I found them to be a very good fit. I've found in times past that many sunglasses simply don't shape to my face as much as I would like. It seems like a petty nitpick: but if you're trying to balance yourself to get a good photograph while trying avoid the glint of the sun in your eyes and find your sunglasses falling off your face and your work disrupted by sudden sun-blindness, Firmoo is definitely there for you! A perfect fit.

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1 FearPlay: Slenderman


In-depth theories, analysis, and scares continue. Feel free to submit your Slender-theories! Fourth in the series of of my FearPlay's of the Slenderman's Shadow maps. This is the fourth map, "Mansion".

Slender Man's Shadow
The Slender Man Cometh

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Slender Man's Shadow

"Slenderman's Shadow is based off of indie game 'Slender'. It shares the same gameplay elements as the original - you must complete the objective while avoiding the enemy."

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1 FearPlay: SCP-087B


The second in the Stairwell LP's. I personally found this one MUCH better than SCP-087 was. A lot more going on, a lot creepier. Definitely re-play value to be had if you like being scared! And we didn't even have to climb 160 floors to get there! :D

SCP-087-B:

Second in the series of SCP-087 simulators. A free, first-person exploration horror game based on the popular "Stairwell" 087 entry at the SCP Foundation: http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087

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FearPlay #1 - SCP: Containment Breach 

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1 New Slenderman Game
 

Dedicated Slender-fans, the Slenderman needs your help! The Steam Community is currently trying to vote a new Slenderman-themed game into official release on Steam! If you have a Steam account, make your way over to SLENDER: SOURCE and put in YOUR vote to spread the love.

Currently they're only at a 26% approval rating...Slenderman deserves better than that! And this game, to be clear, looks absolutely TERRIFYING. 


To quote the original source:  

"Slender: Source is based off of the legend of the Slenderman which is a mythical creature often depicted as a tall, thin figure wearing a black suit and a blank face. Players must work together to collect a certain amount of creepy dolls all while trying to avoid the abomination that is the Slenderman. The kick? No weapons. We also are not restricting players to one environment, so upon release of the mod/game players will be able to explore two different kinds of environments when playing the game. The first being the standard woods that you've come to see in the Unity title, as well as an abandoned hospital. So, two maps upon release that should take roughly 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but don't fret! With teamwork, and proper thinking you should be able to complete the maps/levels without dying. We have a ton of levels planned for this game, but we'll only be shipping with two maps to start out, and hopefully finish off with around 8."  

VOTE NOW

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0 Creepypasta Free Games
I'm a huge fan of flash horror, especially the kind of urban-legend making stuff that you can find via CreepyPasta or the SCP Foundation. They've spawned a multitude of boogeyman for the new generation, whether you like your monsters tall and well dressed or if you prefer them a bit on the existential horror side. I also love video games. If game designers were looking for ideas in that particular direction, they would definitely have a mountain of gold to sift through.

It's no surprise, then, that stories such as The Slender Man mythos gave birth to ongoing (and chilling) projects such as Marble Hornets
 
Now efforts like these are all well and good in their slow-building terror (which they do very well, thank you very much) but I like my pasta a little more interactive. Which brings me to my list:

Inspired By: SPC-087 
The concept is almost ridiculously simple: Walk down some stairs. And keep going. And going. And going. It's pretty creepy and dark, I guess...kind of rusty and dirty. A few eerie noises and-what was that? Oh SHIT....Oh God, what the hell is that? Ohgodit'sstaringatme D: AH SHUTTING OFF NOW.

And thus, the SPC-087 experience.

Inspired By: The Slender Man
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The predecessor to the presently popular alternative, Slender, Slenderman is really more Silent Hill meets Resident Evil. You are tasked with exploring an eerie building while trying to navigate around the aforementioned boogeyman and his minions while collecting items. Having played this, the atmosphere is not quite as powerful as the other games on the list; mainly because the tension is reduced by granting the player the ability to shoot Slender Man upon encounter. A savy player will be warned of his impending appearance via static radio...sounds familiar.

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