Sunday, 22 October 2017

Instagram Filter: How To?

So I've been a proud mom of my own Instagram feed. Over the past few months I've been figuring out how to keep a decent-looking feed - until today. It never stops! I keep looking and looking at other people's feed for inspirations. Inspirations can definitely be found everywhere! And yes I should get into the point of this topic.

And oh! I remember the early days of Instagram. Not many cared for their feed as much as they do today - including me. Everyone was just using random filters... using collages... and more for every different photos - including me. Sometimes, even when I have the nicest shot (in my gallery) but if it doesn't look nice with the feed, it doesn't go in there. I also limit myself to post photos taken during the day / outdoor because photos taken during the dark don't really have the best lighting? Ah, since when did this stress-y little thingy happen and why??? I don't know about you but I get the satisfaction of it. I love how my feed has like lot's of grey-action going on with hints of colours.

Username: gansherrhie

Disclaimer: I don't have the nicest feed out there but I thought of just sharing how I get my filter by just using Instagram's. :)

-- Back to the point!

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how I edit my Instagram photos to fit my feed's theme!

Here is the original photo taken by mom. I don't really use VSCO anymore ever since I discovered this filter by Instagram.

Step 1: Filter (Ludwig)
My always go-to filter! As you can see, it gives out a very warm tone to your picture once clicked.

Step 2: Adjust warmth
Go to 'EDIT' and adjust the temperature. What I'd do to tone down the warmness of the image is to adjust it towards the cool tone (left side). 

Later on, I play around with the brightness, saturation and contrast until I am satisfied with the final edit. Usually, I'd tone down the saturation and increase the contrast to add more value into the picture.

Step 3: Adjust brightness (if necessary)
For this picture, it's originally quite bright hence I lowered the brightness.

Step 4: Adjust saturation

Step 5: Adjust contrast

*after a few attempts* The final edit!

So this is how I end up with this filter effect. But seriously though, there's no rules in editing your photos. Try as many filters as you want. There's so many free editing photos app in Playstore. I thought of changing soon as well. Stay tuned! Don't forget to follow. c:

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Review: Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Thought of blogging again because why not? Let's just hope I don't MIA for months... or years again!

Today I'm writing a review on Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief I received from a colleague while interning just a month ago. It is priced at RM174 for 50ml, which I think is reasonable because the moisturizer I had previously cost me approximately RM120+ for less than 50ml.

(Take note that everything written here are based on my personal opinion.)

Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, 50ml

  • Pamper your skin by removing it's make up and cleanse thoroughly with your favourite cleanser. 
  • Take the opportunity to give your face a nice massage, slowly with your knuckles. 
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Gently dry your skin in a soft patting motion using a clean towel.
  • Apply your favourite toner and serum.
  • Take a small amount of Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief moisturizer and gently spread it over your face.
  • Perform your next skincare routine, if any.
  • Enjoy feeling clean!

Take Note:
  • Do not apply on wounds.
  • Stop using if it causes discomfort or redness.
  • Only for external use.

Price / Availability: 
It's retail price is RM179 and I find it reasonable! Very much more reasonable than my previous moisturizers and works effectively!

Scent: Not applicable
It is 100% fragrance free as labeled and I absolutely like it the way it is. I have always been told to use fragrance free products as products that are scented are harmful for your skin because they usually contain artificial ingredients, which are bad for all skin types especially for someone like me. I have very sensitive skin and anything could easily trigger the redness and zits. I've also read online that many also do not react well with scented products made from natural fragrances? Not sure how legit it is but better not take the risk - especially for your skin!

I love it at first glace. The moisturizer is packed in a clear round-shaped container with just texts in white and silver for the brand's name. Just the way I like it, very minimalistic. However, you might have a problem placing it inside your skincare bag when you go travel as it is slightly big (or it might be just me. Small bag problem all day err day!) Yup. My small bag tore because I forced it in. Boo. Anyways, my fault. Moving on...

I've been using this moisturizer for about a month now and no breakouts nor oily skin! It leaves on a dewy and leaves on a healthy sheen for the whole day (under the hot sun / in an air conditioned room)... that I never felt before... hyperbole I know. But really! It really moisturizes the skin and makes my makeup look great.

Open the container's cover and you'll be greeted with a beautiful baby pink moisturizer. Without a doubt, it looks absolutely beautiful and it is lightweight, has a very soft, gel texture, like cotton candies. This itself, is a win already. After weeks of using, there are no signs of breakout, oily skin nor other skin problems detected, which is a great sign for a person with super sensitive skin like me! You can also use this under or over makeup. I typically use this during the day, because of the healthy sheen it gives out and doesn't feel sticky at all after application. Does your skin sigh in relieve after moisturizing? Because mine do. Definitely making a purchase after this finishes!

Friday, 18 March 2016

Deadpool Time Lapse Drawing | gansherrhie


You guessed right, I uploaded a new time-lapse drawing video on my YouTube channel and Deadpool orders YOU to play the video and subscribe to my channel [here]. Hehe. 

Jokes aside and anyway, I hope you enjoyed this video as much as you enjoyed the movie!

Constructive criticisms are most welcomed and remember to give it a thumbs up and share it to everyone!

I will be posting more product reviews soon so if you look forward to it and want to be updated on my blog, remember to follow my blog


Saturday, 12 March 2016

Joining CFN


As mentioned from my previous post, I have officially joined Channel Frederator Network! Also my first time joining things like this and I have read a lot of positive reviews from it. Cheers. Yes, do some research before resolving into anything.

Channel Frederator Network is now scouting for talented people and if you are an artist / animator and owns a YouTube art channel, you have a high chance of being part of it! Surely there would be terms and conditions etc, but you get to know new people, have access to royalty free sound effects, etc for free, earn additional revenue and more. In additional, it's in dollars. Tears of joy. 

Just go for it!

Although they take 30% of your revenue from your ads, if your channel is still small and you wish to grow there is nothing to lose, just... a few cents. If you're unhappy with it you could cancel contract with them after a year. A year is pretty short so... yeah...

Because from what I think, your channel is still small and you'll probably only earn a few cents throughout a long period of time. Why not just try joining CFN and meet new people, grow your audiences, etc, right?

Your art will also have the chance to be featured on their YouTube channel! [here]

If you are interested, contact them at:

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review: Daiso's Japan Natural Pack Charcoal Peel Off Mask


Lack of update because I just started my first semester in Dip in Fashion Design not long ago. My apologies. I will be updating my artworks shortly!

By the way, a happy news from me that I want to share! I received an email from Channel Frederator a month ago and was asked if I am interested to join them. I am beyond excited and am currently partnered with them on YouTube! And since I am having my semester break now, I will be updating my channel soon. Probably Ball Pen Challenge? Click [here] to subscribe and stay tune for my upcoming time lapse video!

Today I will be writing a review on the Charcoal Peel Off Mask I got from Daiso a few weeks ago. Also a reason to keep my blog alive lolol. 

I was hesitant before buying this product because I have sensitive skin and was afraid that it will do more harm than good to my already-not-so-good-skin. After reading through reviews online, I found quite a number of good feedback. Since it costs only RM5.30 (inclusive of GST, meh...), I thought why not just give it a try? Small investment to experiment as well as giving myself a chance to try out something new.

(Take note that everything written here are based on my personal opinion.)

Daiso's Japan Natural Pack Charcoal Peel Off Mask, 80g

  • Open your pores with hot towel or steam / exfoliate for maximum result.
  • After cleansing your face and gently dried with a clean towel, apply the mask evenly on the face. (Avoid areas such as the lips, eyes, hair and eyebrows.)
  • Leave it to dry.
  • After it is completely dried out (you will feel your face tightened), peel it off from the bottom towards the top gently.
  • Clean face with lukewarm water + cleanser and perform your daily skincare routine. (tone, moisturize, etc)

Take Note:
  • Do not apply on wounds / eczema.
  • Stop using if it causes discomfort or redness.
  • Only for external use.
  • Wash immediately if product goes into your eyes / mouth. Strictly do not swallow!

Price / Availability: ★ 
As mentioned above, it costs only RM5.30 and is highly affordable, and can be found in any Daiso outlets. I bought mine from Sunway Pyramid.