8/31/11

Trying out Oyumaru molds

I thought I uploaded some pics of another experiment I tried this month. I couldn't find the pictures I took for my Oyumaru experiment...

Last May, I was able to buy Oyumaru from Saizen for half the price of the online stores here in the Philippines... goodness... some people LOVE to over price their stuff.

I was successful in making molds for my butterfly wings. but my cupcake mold was a disaster.. but I'm happy about it.


8/30/11

Air Dry Clay Strawberry experiment

As soon as I bought my cheap Air Dry Clay I already had a list of things I really wanted to do, and miniature strawberries are one of the, which was of course inspired by Snowfern Clover's video tutorial

I wasn't able to make perfect minature strawberries... most of the ones I made look like mutant strawberries or mangled fruits...

notice the little box? ^_^


I painted the strawberries with acrylic paint and glossed it with acrylics as well.

Well, I couldn't say this experiment was a complete failure, right? I also made a little box for my little strawberries~!

Somewhere in Time

Today, for the first time in my life, I couldn't stand listening to my mother's favorite song. I remember her listening to the song "Somewhere in Time" a lot before she died. I always wanted to learn to play that song on the piano and I think it was the only reason I kept on playing the piano when I was younger but I never had the courage to open my sheet music and learn it.

When I was still young I couldn't accept her death and kept comparing her to the evil step mother who tried hard to copy my mother's looks (even her hair cut) and actions. I cry when I hear the song.

Today, I got an email from a YouTube subscription I had for a while, from someone who used to be dear to me. We had a fall out because of a petty misunderstanding about a guy she was dating, a guy she thought she loved. I would rather not narrate our conversation here out of respect, my last favor to her. She was playing my mother's song.

I admit I do have a grudge. I honestly speechless, I am unable to describe what I feel for someone who can drop  a friendship for a rebound guy.

It's been 2 years now, I've reached out, now I think it's time to let go.


8/28/11

My Miniature obsession

I just wanted to share the reason behind my fascination for miniatures, I've only, until recently, picked up my miniature hobby. It started out with my polymer clay jewelry hobby then it eventually evolved into miniatures.

I went on a clay hiatus a few months ago, this was due to my frustration about dollhouses and miniatures. I as much as I want to try and create my own miniatures, I don't have the tools and materials to make any, other than my polymer clay. I don't remember if I ever mentioned here about my art mantra.

As long as I have the right tools, I can do anything.

When I was younger, maybe 7 or 8, I remember looking at a Victorian doll house catalog. I would sit in my room all day hoping and wishing I could buy every single table and chair and bed and pillow I saw in that catalog.

I think wasn't as interested in the bedroom displays though, I totally LOVED the living room and dining room settings.

*sigh* I wish I kept that catalog.. but I'm a hoarder so I think I did... somewhere.

8/27/11

Artsy Fartsy: Paper clay experiment (IMG Heavy)

I found some tutorials on how to make my own DIY whipped cream out of PVC glue, air dry clay and some water ^_^ Since I bought really cheap air dry clay I tried it as soon as I found some icing tips at the grocery or the mall near my office.

Here are the results of my messy but fun experiment...

I used a plastic tip (I don't know the number of the tip but it was a little to big for my miniatures).

8/23/11

Artsy Fartsy: Cheap Paper clay~

I admit that I'm getting lazy doing my polymer clay miniatures. I'm too lazy to bake them! Which is why I'm considering an alternative to my miniature hobby~ Air Dry Clay! I wanted to practice first and check how I should work with ADC, so I went to our local bookstore and bought the 85 PHP ($2 approx.) ADC.

I got the idea to buy paper clay when I read about the types of ADC and paper clay was one kind of ADC!

Smart Puppy~

8/22/11

Roots and a new sketchbook



I was never really artistic when I was young. It was only until I watched the Tagalog version of Sailormoon that I started having an interest in drawing (and anime). Sailormoon makes me really nostalgic~ =_=

8/21/11

Art Attack! Handmade Felt Wallet~!




Of all the artsy fartsy things that I think I can do, sewing is one of my frustrations, aside from mixing colors. Anyway~ despite the Frankenstein looking wallet, I am SUPER happy about how it turned out.

As much as I want to give a tutorial, I would just feel stupid writing it... BECAUSE =_= I just cut everything in half and folded everything and stuff hahahaha =_= I think I just lowered my IQ...

8/19/11

Personal: Random Rants

My home will probably the only place where you'll see blood related people prioritizing the food of the maids, driver and a freeloader who's after my father's money. I don't eat breakfast, I'm at work at lunch and when I get home they tell me they cooked food that they knew I don't eat. I'm usually out whole day of Saturday and I'm home whole day of Sunday...



After a whole month of not eating, they only realized now that I haven't been eating at home.

Out of 21 meals per week, I can only eat 7 meals at home

and they can't even try to cook the meals I like to eat or meals that I can eat at least.

How can I not be pissed off..

8/17/11

Nail art Blue gradients and a french tip attempt

Last time I went to Watsons to hoard the Sassy colors Nail art polishes, I realized that I haven't done any blue gradient nails. So I picked up a darker blue metallic polish that would go with the lighter blue polish I had at home :)

Dare by Caronia  and Dare by Chic

8/15/11

Majolica Majorca Majoromantica~!

I was FINALLY able to buy Majolica Majorca's Majoromantica.. wahahahaha


Majolica Majorca's Majoromantica
Majolica Majorca's Majoromantica
Majolica Majorca's Majoromantica
Majolica Majorca's Majoromantica


=_= what a mouthful..


I've read a lot of reviews about this and I think most of the posts I've read were pretty accurate. I really like the smell but I have to control how much I put on because the scent can be overwhelming.


I think this is a new version of the product, since from what I remember the first bottle was a solid red bottle and this is a gradient pink bottle~


8/13/11

Discovery~! Sassy Nail Polish

For some reason, I was drawn to Watson's the other day. I only intended to look around but unfortunately the nail polish stand was strategically placed in front of the doors that you can't miss it. I really didn't want to buy anything and I didn't really have any cash on me so I was brave enough to go inside Watsons... until the SA told me the that the Sassy Nail Polishes had Nail art brushes.

I'm absolutely excited about this discovery! For just 26 Php (approx $0.60), it's definitely a great discovery! It's cheaper than the Saizen nail art polishes I bought! The polishes are a lot smaller than the regular nail polishes but what the heck, I won't be changing polish every day ^_^

I bought 2 colors a metallic pink and a blue polish. I should have bought the red one!!! Waaaa~! I thought I got one from Saizen *sobs* I want the green one too..


8/12/11

Day 9 and 10: Foot Appeal

I decided to stop posting any pictures of my feet starting today. My blog has WAY too many pictures of ugly feet! *sobs* And my feet looks disgusting, too disgusting it seems inappropriate to post pictures in a blog.

Anyway, unlike my soles, the skin on the top part of my feet it taking a longer while to completely peel off. My soles had huge maps of skin peeling off while the top part has smaller pieces.

I think it's safe to say around 70% of my old skin has peeled off (and left random traces of myself on my bedsheets, the car, the office..).

For those who are thinking of trying the foot appeal mask, I'd say soaking your feet in warm water once you see signs of peeling is a MUST! It does help speed up the process and lessens the mess. =_=

I'm excited to see my feet afterwards.

8/10/11

Day 8: Foot Appeal~

Waaaa!!! I thought the mess at my office floor was scary (which I should've taken a picture of), I woke up to this:

8/9/11

Day 6 and 7: Foot appeal update~

I actually forgot to publish this! I intended to post pictures of my peeling feet but I'm too embarrassed about my feet right now!


Day 6:

I admit that I peeled off half more than half of the dead skin on my soles. The dead skin on my soles are almost completely gone. I didn't peel off the skin on top of my feet because it was thinner than the skin on the soles, so I expected it to hurt if I peeled it off. I also didn't touch my toes but when I woke up the peeling started.

8/7/11

Day 5: Foot appeal update~!

Stop reading if you're about to eat~! HAR HAR HAR (errr.. seriously, I have pictures of my ugly feet.)

I know the instructions in the packaging tells us not to forcefully peel off the dead skin, but out of frustration I kind of scratched out a portion of my heel. My feet is itchy, but it's bearable... (but the frustration isn't)



I guess you can say the peeling has finally started. =_= I looked at my feet a little closer and I've found some peeling in other places ^_^

8/6/11

Day 4: Foot Appeal Update

Still no peeling. I've tried soaking my feet in warm water and rubbing my feet using my hands and a wet towel. I'm a little worried my feet's gonna look dry and wrinkly for a long time..

Foundation Frustration, Transition

I'm still in search of a really good foundation for me. Initially, I liked Majolica Majorca's Pore Cover then I moved to Shu Uemura's Face Architect. I think I only liked Majolica Majorca's pore cover because of the brand... Shu's FA, on the other hand I still love to death but I think I'm not ready to spend on something that I might not use every day.

I need a transition foundation/bb cream/powder (?). Maybe I should just stick with face powder but my skin is dry before applying anything on it and gets oily several hours after if i put anything on it. Mineral stuff maybe?

I was eyeing TFS's Phytogenic Foundation until I found cheaper foundations in TFS. Which is why I have been on the look out for cheaper products that could possible serve as a practice product until I buy Shu's FA.

The foundation's in TFS were interesting since they had other perks like Anti Aging, Moisturizing, Brightening, Pore Minimizing and other stuff. I thought you can only get those from certain BB creams. Price range of the cheaper foundations were around 500 to 700 php (approx $12 - $17).

8/5/11

Day 3: Foot Appeal - Dry Feet

My feet looks super dry and wrinkly. I also noticed that my feet looks darker especially the skin around my nails.

Waaahh... arrrggh~ My feet looks ugly!

No peeling yet... Although my heel feels like Velcro I guess the peeling might start from there. Aside from being dry and wrinkly, my feet looks shiny..

Sorry for the incoherent post. I'm feeling under the weather lately. There's been several typhoons here in the Philippines and every time I commute home I'm drenched.

I haven't been taking pictures of my feet to show you my foot appeal progress I'm a little lazy to take pictures. I'll try to take pictures when the peeling starts. Hopefully..

xoxo,
Bad Blogger

Celeteque Travel Kit

I bought Celeteque's travel kit since I thought it could be handy in the office. I usually wash my face after lunch in the office, I know it isn't recommended to wash your face too often but it's one way for me to perk up while working.

The travel kit came with a cleanser, toner and a moisturizer.

      

8/4/11

Foot Appeal~! Day 1 and 2

Day 1:
Yesterday, I finally mustered up the courage to try the Foot Appeal Peeling Mask I bought last month. I didn't take pictures this time I was too excited to put it on. XD



Well, when I first opened the 2 packets included, I thought it smelled like cheap white wine! I put the mask for 1 hour (60 minutes). After 10 minutes my foot started itching and the mask was oozing out of the plastic socks. I think I should've sealed it better.

Eyeliner 101: Eyeliner Effects

Because I'm struggling with my liquid eyeliner I looked for some eyeliner application tips and luckily I found one from Tony Moly PH



I've been doing the the effect that makes the eyes look oval. I wanna try the effects for Larger Eyes, Rounder Eyes and for eyes to look further apart.

I think we can combine some effects together~

Hmmm.. makes me want to draw on SAI again...