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forever 21 feature 2

I'm so happy to be featured on forever21's instagram again for my nail art! I know I haven't been updating my blog for awhile because I have been really busy, but I promise to upload a tutorial for these daisy nails soon. They are so cute and perfect for spring! And they are easy to do too! I will give you some tips on how I went along doing it. In the mean time, if you are too eager to try it, I used some old ballpoint pens as a dotting tool for these. I don't know why I didn't try ballpoint pens as dotting tools earlier because they work super great. Wayyyy better than toothpicks. You get bigger dots and more evenly spread polish. 
Black base > green polka dots > white petals > yellow center
xoxo P.S. I was rather amused that f21 photoshopped some rings onto my fingers

diy: clorox bleach pen shirt design

As compared to the previous shirt DIY, this one should require less time. This DIY involves bleaching a design onto your shirt with a bleach pen from Clorox. You should be able to find it in your local supermarket for a few dollars. I used a black shirt, so keep in mind that it will not bleach white entirely. In fact, darker and richer colours may not bleach white but a lighter colour. I would advise you to do a small patch test to see how the bleach will turn out on your shirt. Most colours should bleach white though. 
I got this shirt back in China for only $2 so I decided I could part with it if it turned out horrible. So, make sure you are not using an expensive shirt that you will regret later on. The design I used is Brandy Melville's Too Sassy For You. You can start by drawing the design in chalk or pencil on your shirt so that you can trace it out later. I did it free hand with the bleach though. 

If you intend to cut your shirt, do it now before proceeding.

Step 1: Place a p…

diy: permanent marker graphic shirt

If you are in the States or Canada, you probably know how Brandy Melville's graphic tees are trending now. We don't have a store here but I love some of their tees and slogans. They are so fun, witty and ingenious. However, I also do not think that they are worth paying 20+ USD for. It's just a simple shirt/muscle tank with words printed on it. From some reviews on youtube, the quality of the shirts may not be worth that much either. Also, the shirts are 'one size fits all' so if you are unable to fit in them, you can't enjoy brandy prints. 



In this DIY that I also found on youtube, I recreated the 'Stressed Depressed But Well Dressed' shirt. It is a tedious and time consuming diy but it is so worth it. I am super happy with the result and I love my shirt. 




The actual font is Letter Gothic Std in font size 90 or more. But I used the one below which is Bento Sans Comp. You just need to print the image on an A4 paper and that will be good enough. 

You will n…

photo faqs, tips and tricks

People often kik me or comment on my photos as to what camera I use and how I get my photos to look nice, so I've come up with a few pointers to answer your frequently asked questions and to provide some tricks to improving your photos.


I take all my photos with an iPhone 5. If you have a dslr, that would be even better. I take my own photos or use a self-timer for shots of myself. Timercam allows self-timed shots on the iphone. The best photos are taken under natural sunlight. This is the most important point. With enough light entering the lens of your camera, photos will be bright and sharp. Colours also show quite true and turn out very pretty. Sharpness is really the key to a good photo. Natural sunlight also makes the anti-shake function on your phone work at its best so your photos will be of high quality.If you want to take nice outfit layouts, here are some pointers for you:
Time: Make sure you have enough time on hand to spare because taking good outfit layouts may be time…

forever 21 feature

Somewhere around 11am yesterday, I suddenly had a notification pop up on my phone from forever 21 on instagram. I opened it immediately, of course, and to my greatest delight, forever 21 had reposted one of my photos from my fashion account!!! Although the photo they featured was not fashion related, I was still overjoyed to be mentioned by f21! It is such a huge milestone! Who wouldn't dream of appearing on the feed of forever21's instagram. It was definitely the best news of the day (and possibly year) and I was just over the moon, excited, and fangirling though I was still having class. 

"If two people are meant to be together, eventually they will find their way back" taken from Gossip Girl. It kinda describes what I hope will happen so I was inspired to doodle this. So glad that f21 saw it too. 

You can find the link here: http://instagram.com/p/kTNILDqFG4/

xoxo

vday: do not know what to wear? wear a romper!

Valentine's day is around the corner and if you still have no idea what to wear, here is another idea for you! These outfits are not limited to vday though. It's just fun to blog about them for it since it is something most people celebrate. 
Do not know what to wear yet? Wear a romper! I think it is the best go-to item if you have no idea what to wear for any day. Rompers are quite like dresses, just maybe not as dressy? It's got an element of casual to them since they've got shorts. The only downside to rompers or playsuits is that you pretty much have to strip when you go to the bathroom. 
My first ever romper is the one above. I bought it at Scape from one of the regular stalls for $10. I was skeptical at first because I had never worn rompers and I couldn't try it on, plus the print is so vintage and jap-style so I didn't know if it would suit me. Luckily I got it anyway, because I went home and tried it out and fell in love with it. I haven't found an o…

nail art: ombre tribal

Did some new nail art today. There are so many good instagram nail art accounts! I found this off badgirlnails on instagram but the colours I used are different from hers. My ombre is also a simple ombre job unlike hers which really blends very nicely T_T I wish I could do that too. I used pink, lilac and blue here as my ombre base, sponged it on two or three layers then drew on the designs with my Sakura Aqualip gel pen. It's a terrific pen to use for nail art so do get one as soon as you can! Limitless nail art possibilities with that pen!

xoxo

floral skirt haul + filtergram

It's only week 2 of my third year in uni/college and I'm already so tired and pissed at school. Well, frustrated at one million and one other things as well. As such, I went on a shopping spree! Spent all my cny money. I am high maintenance. I sold off some of my other clothes as well, like a major sale of $5 clearance kinda thing to fund my shopping spree also, so I don't feel so bad :x
So, I've been craving floral skirts for a very long time. Dark based floral skirts because I only have a white and mint floral skirt at the moment. And this was the result. The second and last one are from cotton on, one's navy and one's black based. The other two were bought from an online reseller and although I'm not totally satisfied with the quality of them because I paid quite a bit for them, the prints are adorable. I love floral prints that are tiny and sparse like the second skirt. I love my new floral skirts and I can't wait to come up with outfits to match the…