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Yama works hard to smile and be awesome at the same time.
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Life long struggle

Because med-severe facial, neck and body eczema is my most fucked up thing to deal with everyday and it flares like a motherfucker.

Add on top the generally bad shit like stress, exhaustion and a terrible diet and bam. I’m in that vicious circle again, literally vicious (like I ever got a break from it!)

I’ve tried everything except knowing what it genuinely feels like to be happy and carefree. Fuck.

Sorry for my language but I can’t find better words to describe how sick and tired I am having to physically deal with the pain and look of my skin.

— 1 week ago
#eczema  #angry  #tired  #speaking out loud 
~ A Quick Birthday Card Whip Up ~A joke on how we can’t hi five AT ALL 
Actually…just realized this is missing speech bubbles in the last frameIt’s not that it’s a poor effort….it’s that my skills haven’t improved since….since I don’t know when!!! T^T

~ A Quick Birthday Card Whip Up ~

A joke on how we can’t hi five AT ALL 

Actually…just realized this is missing speech bubbles in the last frame
It’s not that it’s a poor effort….it’s that my skills haven’t improved since….since I don’t know when!!! T^T

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#comic  #illustration  #art  #birthday card  #cartoon 

~ Everybody Inspired Look ~

Something I never got around to posting unfortunately
The look isn’t as dramatic on camera as it was in real life because I used mainly browns

This eye makeup focuses on contouring the inner corner and outer V of the eyes with 2 brown shades and a highlight shade - good technique for mono / hooded lids.

*Distorted and enhanced in post
(No way do I look like this is real life haha)





— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#makeup  #asian makeup  #Kpop Makeup  #Key  #shinee  #inspired makeup  #monolids  #PS  #baroque 

~ NYC ~

So I went away to New York for 4 nights to experience what all the fuss was about! It was a safe, fun and I guess…easy going trip!
Compared to London shopping, It wasn’t mind blowing…we’re not designer types but to be fair there were probably areas we didn’t know about. Whatever the case, we honestly did our best to explore, walking everywhere! Above are just some favourite pictures.

Makeup / NY mini haul to come next.
I am in the middle of writing a big review on some new products I’ve been using this year. I sigh every time I think about finishing it because I’m lazy on weekends…sorry!

x

— 2 months ago
#NY  #NYC  #holiday  #vacation  #new york  #shopping 

~ Mug Design inspired by Hed Kandi ~

(Christmas 2013, Office secret santa)
I rushed to get this done last year so I’ve gone back to finish the hair…except I lost the original file :(
I haven’t a clue how to draw hair like the Hed Kandi style so I just scribbled something…I know it doesn’t look right but I just wanted to post this finally!
If I did know how to - I probably wouldn’t have the patience for it ha!

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#photoshop  #design  #illustration  #rookie  #teach me  #hed kandi 
~ Moon ~
I tried doing something today. When I’ll decide to finish this HA! I don’t know…I tried vectoring my designs this time.

~ Moon ~

I tried doing something today. When I’ll decide to finish this HA! I don’t know…I tried vectoring my designs this time.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#fashion design  #cute  #WIP 
~ Tough Gal Look* ~
Paled out skin, experimental eye liner, false lashes, contouring and a mix of grey and pink shimmer shadow from Boots 17.
*old photo

~ Tough Gal Look* ~

Paled out skin, experimental eye liner, false lashes, contouring and a mix of grey and pink shimmer shadow from Boots 17.

*old photo

— 9 months ago with 4 notes
#makeup  #asian eyes  #gizibe  #Kpop Makeup 

2NE1 KBEE 2013 LONDON

[Hologram Concert]
Will link performance video soon…

— 10 months ago with 24 notes
#2NE1  #KBEE  #LONDON 
~ EXO Growl 2 Concept ~And it’s not even Halloween…

~ EXO Growl 2 Concept ~

And it’s not even Halloween…

— 11 months ago
#exo  #cosplay  #kpop  #halloween  #growl  #fashion 

~ Pat Mcgrath Inspired D&G AW13 Makeup ~

The key products to brighten up my face were highlighters, white glitter, concealer, white and nude pencils.
For balance, I used MUA’s camel shade powder to contour the eyes and cheeks. A dark dessert rose blush was then added.
I applied natural corner lashes and tight lined my upper lash line and outer V with black gel liner. The lips are in MAC’s Blankety.

— 11 months ago with 6 notes
#makeup  #asian eyes  #asian  #asian makeup  #cosmetics  #angelic  #bright  #pat mcgrath  #inspired  #small eyes 
~ Jessie J x Vitamin Water x Talent House ~This was over a month ago…it didn’t win anything sadly.No real effort into illustration because I always found it was 9pm and I just wanted to sleep T_T…the idea was there anyway!Butterfly cut infused with Chinese cheongsam style in the pantones of some vitamin waters. Spicy.

~ Jessie J x Vitamin Water x Talent House ~

This was over a month ago…it didn’t win anything sadly.
No real effort into illustration because I always found it was 9pm and I just wanted to sleep T_T…the idea was there anyway!
Butterfly cut infused with Chinese cheongsam style in the pantones of some vitamin waters. Spicy.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Jessie J  #fashion  #design  #designer  #artists on tumblr  #pop  #vitamin water  #talent house 

~ Cheongsam Wolf ~

I wanted to do something with a bit more effort. For years I’ve been drawing from imagination and stopped referring to images. I wasn’t improving and so I’ve come back with this.
Inspirations:
- Cheongsam dresses
- Asian influences on the catwalk and high street
- Street Fighter & SNK (I realised half way through, she looks like Maki from SNK…not intended T_T)
- Pose and body of Sistar’s Hyorin 
- Shading loosely from tutorial

I worked a lot more between starting and finishing this and so my focus went out the window…

— 1 year ago
#Illustration  #fashion  #design  #designer  #artists on tumblr  #photoshop  #wacom  #tablet  #asian  #cheongsam  #hyorin