Friday, August 28, 2015

Midnight Daisies featuring Sue and Ella

Hey hey dollies!
Weekend is peeping over already
so I took out these lovely ladies
for an early photoshoot outside.

Enjoy and I wish everyone an awesome
weekend ahead...


Monday, August 24, 2015

Customizing Doll Makeup

Hello, dollies!

I recently removed the pink lips and eye shadows on Sue (Dynamite Girl Aria Checkmates).

Sue in her factory eye shadow and lipstick
Although I missed the fun colors,
I'm loving the more mature look in her now.

Sue in her no-make up makeup
 The procedure I used is pretty much the same with what everyone is doing.
But I heavily relied on tips from this talented Youtuber,
You should check her out if you're serious with doll repainting.

Removal of makeup:
Using an acetone-based nail polish remover,
I wiped off Sue's eye shadows and lips.

A very important note though:
I haven't really done enough practice before this
so I am not confident with my skills to paint with precise brush strokes.
I covered her eyebrows with masking tape so
that the acetone won't rub them off as well.

For her nude eye shadows and lips:

I pulled out my dusty old art supplies.

Neglected art supplies used for this doll makeup
For eye shadows, I used some olive soft pastels
using my No. 2 brush.
I just applied
like regular makeup - concentrating
on the outer part of the eyelids
for a smoky-sexy look.

For her lips, I first traced the middle horizontal cut,
as well as some of the vertical lip "cracks" with my
red watercolor pencil. Make sure to sharpen the pencil to a very pointy yet firm end.
(Sorry I don't know how to call those vertical lines on the lips
but you probably already get the idea).

Then I dusted through burnt sienna and burnt umber combo
for her lips. 

For her cheeks, I lightly dusted some burnt sienna
through the apples. Not very noticeable in the photos, though.

Nude makeup as it seems
So that was it.. Nothing too special in the procedure
but I have always been a fan of nude makeup.

I will probably be doing more of this makeup removal
projects in the future. I surely will share
all my adventures here with you guys =)

What do you think about it?

Did I miss any important step that might have improved
the results?

Let's chat!  

XOXO, shasha

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nomination and Nominees for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hey hey!

I just wanna thank Debbie from Black Doll Collecting for nominating me for this award. I am just humbled and very thankful to be participating in this fun activity along with our friends in the blogging community! Hugs to you, Debbie!

Got this from her!
So, basically we are to follow a few rules as to how we accept this nomination. 
Here they are:

1. Create a blog post.
2. In the post, thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to her site.
3. Place a logo of the award and link it to where you got it from.
4. Answer the ten questions she asked you.
5. Nominate ten bloggers.
6. Come up with your own ten questions for your nominees to answer.

Okay, done with requirements 1 to 3.
Here are my answers to Debbie's ten questions.

1) When did you publish your first blog?
Would you believe I have a handful of blogs? But the one I considered the first ever “blog” I made was that geocities one in 2003, which was a repository of my digital drawings. That geocities url is not anymore accessible now so let me just consider the following as my first ever: - which I ran between 2007 and 2009. It’s funny when you’re 27 and you feel like you have a lot to tell the world. But, really, you’re just one of the kids. Ha ha! 

2) What inspires you to write a new post?
I wanted to share everything that I find informative or entertaining =)

3) Other than your blog, what else do you write?
Oh, I don’t write much recently. 

Currently, I run the following: - another art repository - You are here. LOL. - my attempts to document my indiepreneurship  (initially called 53weekstobliss, to document my venture to illustration )

But I used to write multiple blogs back then! LOL! 
Here are some with some fun content in them (at least to me) =D - 2010 to 2011 (my rants) - 2010 (my sketches) - 2010 to 2011 (my early sewing days) - 2010 to 2011 (my short love affair with makeup)

4) Has any of your other writing been published?
I used to edit for a trade magazine back in 2005-2007 so I guess that counts? tee-hee. 

5) How long have you been a collector?
Technically, since I was a child I had been collecting lots of stuff, including dolls.

6) List everything you enjoy collecting?

Dolls and accessories, miniatures, books, notebooks and sketchbooks, tiny containers, fabrics, fashion magazines, pens, pencils, makeup and skincare.

7) How do others feel about your collection?
With dolls, they find it odd. The rest would seem normal to them =D

8) If you could purchase anything you enjoy collecting, what would it be and why?
I’d like to collect beach houses, not necessarily in an island =D I love the beach, the sand, the alone time for thinking and doing things without distraction. =)

9) Please share anything about yourself that you would like your readers to know?
I used to be a straight A student that rebelled from it all =)

10) Share one thing about yourself that would surprise most people? 
That I made my own graphic books when I was in grade school, and published my own comic books in my mid-teen years? 

I really had fun answering these questions, Debbie! Now, I hope my questions will be fun for my nominees, too!

I am excited to hear what these girls - my nominees, who I really enjoy chatting with here (of course that includes Debbie, too but I can't nominate her anymore...) will have to say via my questions:

Here go my questions, dollies... Please just have fun answering them like we're having a doll day or something.. 

1. What prompted you to create your first blog?
2. If this blog was about your passion, what were your intentions in the first few posts?
3. How did your blog evolve from day 1 to now?
4. Please list down if you have other blogs, both from the past and now.
5. How do you see your main blog (if you maintain several) in the next five years?
6. How has the blogging community helped shape your main blog to what it is today?
7. What other topics or collections would you want to feature in your future posts?
8. How do you want the blogging community become a much better place for bloggers, especially women?
9. What if the Internet still hasn’t kicked off today and of course, blogging is still unborn, what could have been your means of sharing what you feel needs to be shared to the world?
10. Finally, tell us about yourself in one sentence.

I hope my questions aren't boring or challenging you... And for your post, no rush, okies? 
I think the purpose of this too is to keep the blogging community alive and fun, don't you think?

Okies.. I'm gonna go head to these ladies' blogs now and let them know of their nomination..

hugs, happy weekend and chat with you next time, loves!

s h a s h a