So for Christmas I got an Instax Mini 8. I haven't taken many pictures with it, just the one you see above. A tip to keep in mind: never take pictures with these cameras when it's dark outside. I didn't know any better and about three weeks ago, I was walking with my boyfriend at a park that has a view of the ocean. It looked stunning with the moon in the sky, and I wanted to capture it. Since I had my Instax Mini with me, I thought, hey why not? Well, the picture came out completely black, except a small corner in the lower left corner, were a bit of grass was visible. That's how I learned. 


Also, I did my nails. I haven't gotten a manicure at a salon in like six months or so. I decided that it was best doing manis at home, less expensive and more time saving. I'm no expert in nail designs, but I try. In order to achieve this look, I used the following nail polishes: 

1. Unique Prolong Color in Azul Infinito
2. Maybelline's Color Show in Denim Dash
3. Maybelline's Color Show in Pedal to the Metal
4. Unique Prolong Color in Blanco Nieve
The first polish I applied #1 and on top #2. That's what gave it a shimmery effect, because polish #1 on it's own is pretty dark. On the ring finger I made small dots using 3 and 4. On my thumb I made a diagonal line with #3, even though it didn't come out in the picture. And obviously, never forget to apply base coat and top coat, it's super important! It happened to me last year that I would only use top coat and never the base coat. I was really into dark colors at that time (now I vary more often lol) and after a couple of months of constant nail painting, my nails ended up yellow-ish. It was awful, I had to go for like a month without any nail polish in order to get the natural color back. Ever since, the base coast has been my best ally. 


*All images taken by me. Third image was edited using Rhonna Designs

Friday, January 30, 2015

Goodbye January

Hello there! I can't believe January has passed by so fast. Where does time go, seriously? Well, I changed the theme of my blog, even though there's a broken image or link that appears at the end of every post and it bothers me, I have no idea how to remove it. So I'll probably continue looking for new themes. Anyway, I was about to make a terrible decision: stop blogging. It had crossed my mind many times previously, but in the end I decided to stay. Perhaps this blog will later become more photography-like. I'm still not sure about which direction should be taken. I'll try to update at least twice a month, just as I have done these past two years. (Whoa, two years! This is the longest time I've had a blog lol.) Well, it's actually turning 3. I'll probably do a special post about it when the date arrives. 



Lately, I haven't been doing much. And yes, I admit it's totally bad, I could be using my time more wisely. I've been doing morning workouts, spending time with my boyfriend and catching up with a couple of friends. I also enrolled in a course called "Photo Publicity", which is basically a photography class focused on well, publicity. Our first assignment was photographing a fruit or vegetable. I tried with both and I think these were my best pictures. However, I didn't turn these in because these were used with a slower speed and higher ISO than the ones indicated by the teacher. I'm considering buying a speedlight, but I'm not sure if it's actually worth it. First of all, it's a bit expensive here, and secondly, photography is my hobby not my profession. I used a Canon Rebel T3i, and a 50mm lens, just in case you're wondering. 


So I'll start thinking about what subjects to write about in this blog. I was also thinking about changing the name, but I'm still not sure. However, my main goal as for my blog this year is to only posts images taken by me, using my Canon camera and not my phone. I really want to take up photography again, even after I'm done with the course I'm currently taking. Before, I used to always take pictures and it felt great. I really want that back. That would be all for today! 

*All images taken by me

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Changes

2015 finally arrived. And I apologize for the lack of updates. I was planning on doing a post on nail art in December, but since I went on a trip and then the holidays right around the corner, I didn't have enough time. I'll still do a post on nail art ideas in a few weeks probably. I'm hoping I'll have plenty of free time this summer.

It's a new year, a fresh start, even though I personally think that any day is a good day to start new. Let's say that my journey as a blogger hasn't been the best. I've had ups and downs, keeping a blog updated is not as easy. It requires time and effort. The easiest blogs are the ones that are diary-like. This blog wasn't intended to be like that, hence the need for me to look for ideas and subjects to write about. I won't promise anything this year, but I'll keep on blogging, that's for sure.

The book I recently started reading is "Eat Pray Love". I've seen the movie once, like a year ago. And last month I went to a book fair and found it, so I ended up buying it. I love the way the author narrates her life experiences. The genre I usually read is realistic fiction, this is the first time I'm reading a memoir and I'm enjoying it so far.

Anyway, in the meantime, here are some of my Instagram pictures!







Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year

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