Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Use Photo Editing to Get Likes! A Romantic Gift for Example.....

I love receiving romantic gifts, especially from someone you care about! It is so thoughtful of that person to think about "what" to give me, "remember" what I like, and "execute" the presentation.

I can't let this super adorable token of appreciation go unnoticed- I need to put it on social media. Not to just get likes, but to dress up my page and give it that chic, classy feel. It can be a challenge because the roses are so pretty, that you want to capture the true integrity of their beauty. That involves a lot of editing and filtering. Not allot, but just enough to bring out the features you are tying to express.

What I typically I do, is use my VSCO app on my phone. It is a photo editing tool that can turn your ordinary photo into a "Pinterest- worthy"' masterpiece! So, I just upload the pics I need to edit from my gallery onto the app. Then, I mess with the basic settings like, Brightness, Temperature, and Tint. After, I go to the provided filters and choose one that makes it pop. Now, sometimes, I do the opposite and choose a filter first, it really doesn't matter.



So, the before looks pretty too, but I wanted to create a whimsical, airy feel by negating the dark shadows, and using the red to be the brightest color you see. Also, I did some research, and it seems that most people respond to a bluish, cooler tint in pictures. On Instagram, more followers liked pictures that displayed these characteristics. 



Now, the before is really cute too, but as you can see, my bedpost was in the way, plus there was no center focus, which makes it look too busy. Haha I couldn't crop my dog out, but I did manage to crop out the majority of the bed. Now, I can use my flowers as my main focus of the picture. Again, I used VSCO to edit the photo with the same cooler look to make the centerpiece stand out.

I have so many more I can show, but I will make sure to post more like this later!

Thanks for reading!

Emily XOXO

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hello Hello Hello!


My #nomakeup Selfie
My name is Emily. I'm a new blogger looking to expand my creativity to new platforms. I am biracial with a mix of Chinese and European, oh, and a Libra too. I love social media, however am over the narrow-minded views on what is "beautiful" as far as women's bodies and makeup trends. Don't get me wrong- I love posting selfies of my #MOTD, but I just get so depressed when all I see on my feed are images of women basically naked and caked with highlight. I feel like subconsciously I, myself should be striving to look like these people. But Anyways...

I am in my early twenties, and just graduated college here in my hometown. After graduation, I thought I'd feel free and ready to spread my wings and fly,, but not so much, really. It was just so anticlimactic. That "big job" took forever to achieve, and once I got it, it turned out to not be for me. I can't sit at a desk staring at a computer for 8+ hours a day, not talking or meeting anyone. I actually miss retail.

So I have wanted to start a blog and possibly a YouTube channel for awhile now, but figured it would take too much energy, but I am going to start that project back up again, especially since I've got the free time now. Why not?

So just wanted to introduce myself, and get used to posting! Lots more coming soon!
Thanks for reading!
Emily XO