Monday, May 31, 2010

FOTD: Ladylike Lilac + Canon Powershot SX120 IS !!

I feel whole again! Dad took me to Best Buy today to look at cameras :D He knows how upset I am without something to photograph. Unfortunately, they didn't have the Sony Hx5 in store so I couldn't test it out. However, we did buy a Canon Powershot SX120 IS for $199, so the updated version of my boyfriend's camera I have been using for the past half year. I love this camera. Even though the pics could turn out a little less granulated, they look pretty good on the new and improved larger screen. The camera seems less bulky than the last model and seems to weigh less but I don't like the little door that covers the memory card and batteries. It makes uploading a pain because it won't open easily and I feel like it's going to break if I use too much force.

I also checked out the Sony H55 but even with 14x optical zoom, the quality is kind of lacking. The Canon is pretty amazing for its price. I also fooled around with the cheapest Canon EOS DSLR for fun and my I'm just drooling for a nice, nice camera. Someday. Someday! 

I really do enjoy blogging. I think without it, I'd go crazy. Facebook and Chictopia I can do without. I've made a lot of friends here and it's not fun to just up and leave. I still like reading everyone's posts so naturally I also want to say my spiel and post post post! (I learned how to spell "spiel" finally through a Murakami novel. Go figure.) Maybe I can take some pictures of outfits I wear and show them to you guys! Also, I can do FOTD's again. Thank goodness.

About a week ago, I was wearing my white lace dress again and a pearl necklace from Mom. It all fit perfectly and elegantly when I went over to a family friend's house for dinner. We stopped by Barnes & Noble on the way for Examkrackers 1001 MCAT Physics Questions book and Bath & Body Works for some handwashing liquid soap and I got many compliments from the sale assistants :D I also wore my low heel white pumps and a red half sleeve jacket. I'll just redo this outfit and take pics next time. It was all lovely.

Products used: 
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
ELF Studio Concealer in Light
ELF Studio Complexion Perfection
Wet n Wild E/S Palette in Lust: Bright purple all over lid, some matte white for browbone highlight
ELF Duo E/S light purple swept over the bright purple
Wet n Wild Creme Shadow Stick in Pixie for nose highlight
ELF Mineral Lipstick in Rosy Tan
ELF Studio Blush from Blush/Bronzer Duo Compact
Imju Fiberwig Mascara + heated lash curler
Nails: ELF Nail Polish in Nude + Love & Beauty pen nail art in White
Geo Nudy Brown Lenses

Of course these photos were taken with Photobooth again. They're okay in good daytime lighting. I like the delicate purple shadow. It complements brown eyes perfectly and shows up but isn't too "whoa save that for the club." I've also lightened up on the whole dark shadows on outer V look for a while. It doesn't seem to fly very well for the au naturale style and I have a hard time getting it to work. Curled my hair with a crappy straightener, put some Garnier smoothing milk to smooth the flyaways and voila!
Did this manicure at home :D Closeup of what I showed you guys in my last post. French manicures are a must for ladies, you know.
Hahaha I don't know how to make videos! This was my first attempt. My voice was kind of weird that day and I was sitting outside on my porch, blabbing away for a Youtube contest entry. My voice is actually not as pip-squeaky girly as you imagined, huh? :D Actually I sound kind of manly when I speak Chinese xD
[edit 6.10.10: deleted because I'm switching Youtube accounts at the moment]

Last but not least, my new camera :D My photos probably won't seem that different than the ones I've been taking all year, but you enjoyed them, right? I can finally get rid of my horrendous Kodak Easyshare. I might still get the Sony Hx5 though at the end of summer, but for now I'll be using the Canon : ) There's something I don't trust about compact little cameras. They seem so fragile and untrustworthy. I want to lug around a huge DSLR to show who's boss. It's all part of that image.
What's your dream camera? Can you live one day without taking pictures? I've only survived about 2 weeks before crumbling, camwhore to the max xD

10 comments:

sophia June 1, 2010 at 3:18 AM   said...

Aw I wanna see the whole outfit! Post it post it!!

The nudy browns are gorgeous! I like~!

Heh I know what you mean about blogging.. sometimes I try to think about what exactly it is I like about it, and it's a few things ~ it's like keeping a journal (albeit a public one), it's fun to write out your thoughts and be a bit creative, there's a "look at me" aspect to it without being TOO narcissistic, and you get to meet people who have similar interests! I know that I enjoy blogging so much, and without blogger I wouldn't have met cool people like you :)

Carla June 1, 2010 at 4:10 AM   said...

cute make up!
My dream camera would be the Canon EOS 5D Mark II....but I probably cant afford it yet LOL

Dolce♥Bunny June 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM   said...

haha! You sound really adorable. I never imagined you with squeeky voice anyways!
Love the FOTD but... it is kinda blurly :(
Can't wait till you take pics with the new cam :D

DiWiMakeup June 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM   said...

Hahaha, I know what you mean about lugging slr's around. Love them for scenic and landscape type of pictures but I prefer my point and shoot for makeup stuff.

Your outfit is so cute and I wish i can do french nails like you! Mine will probably be all crooked lol.



xo, Diana

Beyond Me June 1, 2010 at 6:56 PM   said...

aww your video is soo cute!!! hehe more videos please =D ugh i hate my voice on videos...it makes me never wanna speak again haha but ur voice is super cute and doesn't sound squeaky...yaaye for new cameras! i need one roar!

DiWiMakeup June 1, 2010 at 9:15 PM   said...

Aww, that's so sweet of your dad! I think my dad would just be like no and give me a weird look hahaha


<3 Diana

Ken June 2, 2010 at 3:02 AM   said...

i like ur eyes~!
i am sick of those point and shoot cameras but i dont have money for a dslr

magic mountain is good for rides and disneyland is good for atmosphere! i wouldn't recommend universal unless u are also going to city walk!

Milla June 2, 2010 at 4:17 AM   said...

aww you are sooooo pretty :)

Vincent June 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM   said...

You've got a nice accent :)

Jenny June 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM   said...

thanks for blogging about my giveaway dear :) i love how you pull off the purple eye look! i just must not have the skills =_= lol

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