Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 + My up and downs

Hello, this post is gonna be the last post in 2010. I want to say:
"HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 |ヽ(*゜▽゜*)ノミ|Ю"
to all my followers, affies, my friend, readers, and everyone~!

Elisa Lee tagged me to post about my ups and downs in 2010

My ups:
♪ Opened my own online shop (fashion, vintage). It's really a step up for me because I can earn my own allowance, I don't have to ask my papa to give me some money. Plus, I'm so happy that there are a lot of ppl cares about culture~
♪ I'm going to be graduated soon ^^
♪ Finally made a blog, this is my very first blog and I really really love it ♡
♪ I got a loooot of cute things that I've been wanting for long time: my Pullip doll, a cute komon and houmongi, and I've finally found a hanbok of my dreams~ all so lovely ♡
♪ My third year anniversary with my BF. We do quarreling sometimes, though..haha~

My downs:
♪ Diagnosed with a FAM on my body. I will have my surgery be done in January 2011
♪ I got menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) for 40days ε=(~Д~;)
♪ I'm having my last project for campuss stuff that is soooo damn BORED! ~___~
♪ Someone leeching my photos on FACEBOOK, and pretend to be me! and blurred all my watermarks ヽ(`Д´)ノ darn it. But thanks to FB team that account is already banned, but I'm quite sure the culprit would make another 'fake' account'

That's all for 2010, I had a great BBQ with my boyfriend and his friend. But I didn't take any pictures, sorry v( ̄Д ̄)v I'll work harder in 2011 and start to learn tailoring!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Pullip~Donkey 풀잎

(≧∇≦)/  Nyaaaa~ I'm so happy. I've been wanting PULLIP doll badly ever since I was in high school~heheheh. Finally bought one for myself, I'll stop collecting Dollcena, and start collecting Pullip(*°∀°)

Well, what is 'Pullip?'
Pullip is a collectible fashion doll created by Cheonsang Cheonha of South Korea in 2003. Pullip has an oversized head on a jointed plastic body, with eyes that can change positions and wink. Pullip was first marketed by Jun Planning of Japan, but since early 2009, it has been marketed by Groove of Korea. Pullip (풀잎) means 'blade of grass/leaf' in Korean. Since the release of the original female doll, other lines of dolls have been added: male companion dolls Namu (나무, tree) and Taeyang (태양, sun), younger sister doll Dal (달, moon), and Dal's best friend Byul (별, star). There is also a miniature line of Little Pullip and Little Dal. Pullip dolls are often customized. Later releases have wigs that can be replaced and the eye color can easily be changed.
taken from: pullip-wikipedia
Pullip is extremely attractive! She stands about 12 inches tall, has a large head, big eyes that can wink and look side-to-side, along with fully articulated joints that enable her body to pose (36 parts that can move). Her cuteness is totally irresistible! for real!Σ(゜д゜lll)

☆ Spec.
-Size : About 125mm (small & cute!)
-Package : Box + Badge
-Material : ABS dress material
-Product Description : It perfectly reproduces Pullip in its small, tiny body.
-Self-introduction : Little Pullip that is a miniature of Pullip perfectly reproduces Pullip’s big eyes and pretty features in its small body. Despite its small body, it can pose freely because its arms and legs are fairly flexible in the movement.

Pullip donkey has the most natural make up among other series of Pullip. That's why I liked it~
It comes with a standing piece plastic, donkey headpiece, and the doll itself.

I don't want to open the plastic seal yet, leave her be on her plastic box... (^ε^)♪ don't want her hair to get tangled because it's all curled up. And I want to spam loooot of pictures of her.

not a very good pic, the plastic seal is everywhere...hahaha... no worries. I'll upload more pic that I took from google ( ̄ー ̄), random pic.
credit to Mr. Google, flickr, simplypeaceable

pic credit to: simplypeaceable
I was also excited about getting little pullip because I want a doll to accompany me, and little Pullip is easier to be carried around (≧▽≦)
Nah, don't you think she is extraordinary cute~♥? I'm glad that I'm borned as a girl! So that I can be with Pullip everytime...hehehe.

Do anyone of you collecting a doll? it's so fun~

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Camwhore + Rakugaki

ehehe...Hello everyone xD~ cute Melody is having a competition and I'm entering ^^
Her competition is: "Love Yourself Camwhore Competition"

Who doesn't love camwhores? Camwhoring is a blogger's favorite activity. 
Plus, I'd love to do some rakugaki らくがき (doodling or scribbling) cute things on my selcas =p 
So much fun and I'm sure that you'll love to rakugaki-ing your own selcas~

weird face~nerdy~
a cat wannabe^^

a pig and a punch!

awww~That's huuurt >.<

You might have seen some of them already cuz I've posted it before.
Taken early 2010~ I used my digicam, webcam (sorry for the noise), and my cellphone.
I swear didn't use any liquify tools and I'm not editing my skin =p

and here's my newest selcas =)
waaah...that's a lot! *sorry ^^'
I do it for fun only, ehehehe... catch you later

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry X'Mas & My Christmas Gift Exchange

Hullo everyone, Merry X'mas (*^ ・^)ノ⌒☆~

I went to church with my BF and there was a christmas gift exchange game, my BF bought a bar of chocolate and glasses case to be exchanged.
It was so much fun, I picked one gift randomly for my boyfriend and picked the tiniest one for me~a thumbsize gift wrapped cutely~~~(・∀・)

I got a cute lil' towel dog and two cellphone straps

He's just too cute ^^ and I'm not gonna use him as a towel =P
I haven't found a cute name for him, oh well~maybe later (⌒▽⌒)

And two metallic cellphone straps, looks like a mini bible with heart shaped hole on its center

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alert on Geo Fake Lenses

a bit about circle lenses that are sooo popular nowadays. Let's read about its RISK for our eyes and alert on fake lenses (Geo)

However, along with this popularity, issues concerning the quality of these lenses have arisen. Currently, there are still companies selling circle contact lenses without bearing the stamp of approval from health services. Many lenses are manufactured in Asian countries where there are no guidelines or supervision over the production of the lenses. Asian countries are the biggest exporters of circle lenses. Many opticians assume that the lenses are made from cheap materials because they are very inexpensive. Many small companies in Asia are more likely to create circle lenses with cheap materials.
The trend had spread to the United States, Australia, and Canada, driven by Lady GaGa's video for her song Bad Romance, in which she displayed larger-than-life eyes. The New York Times noted that circle lenses were being worn around the country and were readily available in cosmetic and prescription variants on the Internet despite being illegal in the U.S. The FDA, the Optometrists Association of Australia, and Health Canada have not approved the use of circle lenses. Circle lenses are not illegal to buy in Canada, while the HPFB has not approved the marketing of prescription contact lenses by non-professionals in Canada, plaino lenses (contact lenses without corrective strength) are legal to buy, and are sold under the classification of novelty cosmetic lenses, which can be bought and sold online legally. The greatest concerns over circle lenses are that if obtained without a prescription they may not properly fit and can deprive the eyes of oxygen or cause serious vision problems. The lenses have a potential of scratching the cornea and causing an infection that can lead to blindness if not properly fitted.

taken from: circle lenses - wikipedia

For sweet girls that loves to wear contact lenses (Geo), make sure that your Geo is not a fake. Look at pic below for details.
fake geo lenses
fake geo lenses
Be sure to check your authentic verification number to GEO'S ANTI FAKE SYSTEM.
Just input your code (scratch if first) and then verify it.

I just want you to care for your precious eye and just like Geo's motto: "Your eyes are too precious for fake lenses!"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ulzzang Photoshop Tutorial~How to get flawless skin

Another simple ulzzang photoshop tutorial edited by me.

A lot of people asked me to post more tutorial, well...then I made this one, and my intention is still the same with my last post about 'skin problems'.
It's for you-who are not familiar with Adobe Photoshop- and still wondering why there are a lot of cute girl's pic swarming on internet.

Became graphic designer and get familiar with photoshop is a good thing, I know it really well which pic is fake and which is not. Though, sometimes...very skilled photoshop editor won't leave any marks. But somehow edited pic is easy to be detected. E.g blurry pics, too much saturated pics with glow effect that are quite popular these days.

My bestie told me that she got envious when looking to celeb pic, ulzzang girl, and a cover girl.
Nah... I don't want you to feel the same way like my bestie did~
Back then a graphic designer from vogue magz told me that most of cover girls pic on magazine are a fake.
He even showed me his collection of 'non-edited' version of it.

I was shocked!

He did a lot of editing. Liquified and pucked a lot of fat from the model to make her looks slimmer, resizing boobs, erased all flaws, and so many2

This tutorial is a very simple one~ and take only 5minutes to finish it^^
It's not a scary big eyed ulzzang version. I tried to make it as natural as possible.

 You don't need latest series Adobe Photoshop for this~CS2 is just ok.

What I did:
Erased all flaw, brighten up the skin~make it more radiant and glow, Slim down cheeks area.
This version of skin brigtening process is different from my first post. This timeI didn't adjust the color level and curves.
Some tips, don't adjust color level of picture too much, it just make it looks fake and 'too much' edited.

3 simple and easy steps  to get flawless skin ^^~
First, for those who are not familiar with adobe PS, or first time user, I complete my post with images.
Here's a pic to show you tools that I used:

First. Use 'clone stamp tool' to erase skin's flaw. For nice and easy process, reduce clone stamp's brush to 20-30%. You can start clone-stamping damaged skin area by holding 'alt' button and then click on better part of the skin. Then conceal the flaw by clicking the damaged part of skin again. Re-do untill everything is concealed.

The same way goes for 'dodge tool' Choose 'Midtones' range and adjust the exposure to 10-15% only. Dodge tool is used for brighten desired areas, e.g skin. I used it for cheeks, chin, and nose area.
Tips: Don't use too much dodge tool if you prefer to brighten overall pic and skin using 'curves' or 'color level'
See image below for example:

Second, choose Filter> Liquify> Pucker
Pucker tool is used to slim down or make desired area become smaller, or thinner.
Now, she her chubby face? I want to make her cheeks looks slimmer by 'pucked' her outline cheeks.
puck precisely over the cheek's outline.
I did the cheeks part 'naturally' So don't use pucker too much.

Tips: Bloat tool (on liquif) can be used to make your eyes look bigger

Finishing touch up, Feel not satisfied enough? and want the skin to be even more radiant?
You can do this additional step. Add a new layer above and fill it with all white paint bucket. Set the opacity to 20-25% and set mode to 'overlay' or 'soft light' whatever you want.
Adjusting the opacity mode is depend on your own taste, the smaller the opacity is, the more natural it would look.

Or else, you can add a same layer by press Ctrl+J. Then choose filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur.
Set the mode to overlay or soft light and adjust the opacity as you wish.
This gaussian blur-overlay mode is a secret step that creates 'glowy' effect to skin. it's been used widely by a photographers too.
Yosh, that's all.
and here is your finished pic ^^

Feel free to comment if there is any question~
Thank you.

Picture credit: girl's generation

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girls' Generation Skin Problems

I knew that it's an old post and a Re-post~ very2 old one. I just want to reshare it to you gurls
Not all of us is perfect ^^  I got my occasional breakouts too (like now =p)

Have you ever felt envious about their skin?
Well 'most of" their (actress)'s picture is photoshoped. 
So there is nothing to be worry about,
"I want my skin to be like that", or "Why all of them never got a skin problems?"
Later I'll make a post about the miracle of Adobe Photoshop..he2

Right click on the picture to enlarge =)

These are pics of Girl's Generation. Somewhat I feel bad about re-posting their pic here, But I don't have any bad intention. I just want you (that haven't seen these pic yet) know that we should not feel bad about our appearance^^