In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, place the almonds.
Process, scraping down the bowl every few minutes, for about 15 minutes or until the almonds have broken down to a creamy-smooth consistency (they will go from coarse chop, fine chop, powder, chunky butter, ball of butter, and finally to a creamy smooth butter).
Add salt and process for a few seconds to combine.
Store at room temperature about 2 weeks and in the refrigerator about 2 months.
Let it sit overnight. Just turn the machine off and let it rest. Try again in the morning- it will come together like there was no trouble to begin with.
Use roasted nuts. I find that, for some reason, roasted almonds break down into almond butter much easier and faster than raw almonds. Although they won’t be as healthy because they aren’t raw… roasted almond butter is actually incredibly delicious.
You can always add more oil! If you are in a rush, you can lube things up with coconut oil (or a nut oil-walnut, hazelnut, etc.). I don’t like to do this. I’d rather try letting it sit first. In my experience there really is no need for any extra oils. As long as you are patient enough to give the butter a rest, it’ll work out fine without.
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
this is really good except please do not ever ever ever use the sentence ‘in this essay i will’ or any variation of it. It makes your essay seem unacademic
To become a VS model, you first need to become a great model in general. VS only work with the best girls in the business and rarely pick girls that have little to no experience in the industry - most of the girls they use have worked for quite a few years before they have been picked up by VS. And remember, there are MANY successful models that don’t work for VS.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A MODEL:
There are many different types of modeling categories. Each modeling category has different requirements. The main modeling categories are:
Editorial / Fashion
Commercial / Print
Modeling is open to both male and female models and people of any ethnics or national background. While some modeling categories can have very specific height or weight requirements others can be more accessible. There are models of all ages, up to 60+.The two main modeling categories are Editorial/Fashion (i.e. runway and fashion magazine models) and Commercial. Editorial/Fashion has very strict requirements for height and weight, Commercial is a very broad category with requirements that are not as strict, there are all sorts of commercial models. Basic height requirements for the two main modeling categories, Commercial and Editorial/Fashion modeling usually are in these ranges,
female: 5’6 to 5’11
male: 5’9 to 6’2
Editorial / Fashion modeling:
female: 5’8 to 6’0
90lb - 120lb
male: 5’9 to 6’2
120lb - 170lb
5’8 to 6’2
Keep in mind these are just general guidelines and are not absolute.
While there are some exceptions, in most cases female commercial models have to be at least 5’6 or 5’7 and usually no more than 5’11 tall (for male models at least 5’9). If you are 5’5 or under your chances of success are very limited in comparison to taller models.
For fashion/editorial modeling, the requirements are even more stringent. There are very few fashion/editorial models under 5’8, most are 5’10 and taller. Male fashion/editorial models usually have to be at least 5’11. You can still try modeling if you are not within these requirements, but you will have far less chances of succeeding than if you fit within the requirements.
Keep in mind modeling is a very competitive business and it is not easy to break into.
REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING FOR VICTORIA’S SECRET:
- Ideal height is anything above 5’8”, minimum is 5’7” and you’d have to be very special to get in at that height
- Have a great body, you will be photographed predominately in underwear/swimwear - you need to be toned but not too muscular
- Generally, over 18 (they MAY consider you for their PINK line if you are under 18)
- Be with a reputable NY modelling agency (Many of the girls come from IMG, Next, Marilyn, Storm, DNA, Ford, Elite etc) - if your not from the US, you would first need to be signed with a reputable agency in your country which would then help you find an agency in the US. Many reputable modelling agencies have divisions in different countries
- A great personality. You have to be likeable. VS’s target audience is women so the company ALWAYS pick its models based on who will appeal to women and who women will like
- If you are new to modelling but are signed with a decent agency and are young, your best chance at working for VS is working for PINK- rarely do girls go straight into shooting for VS’s main line
Becoming an angel is the ultimate dream but there have only been 24 angels and it is an extremely hard position to get - and I honestly think it comes down to luck. You can have a killer body and amazing face but if VS don’t see something special in you then there is no amount of working out/plastic surgery that will make them reconsider. All the angels are very different to one another, each bringing something unique to the table. If they can’t see a way for you to fit into this mix, then that’s the decision made. It’s not your fault - you may be flawless but if you don’t fit into exactly what they want, then you’re out. A lot of the angels worked as VS models for a few years before becoming angels so if they really do like you, they will keep you in mind until they can figure out/find a way to squeeze you into this elite bunch of girls.