Purikura On The iPhone

Hello everyone, I will be blogging about purikura on the iPhone. My previous post, entitled Purikura! talks about what purikura is, for those of you guys that don’t know. This post will be talking about purikura again, only you don’t always have to go to photo booths for it… you can cheat and use apps on your phone! It doesn’t have to be the iPhone because it can be an iPod Touch or iPad and other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy have other apps. I will be talking about three but there are literally hundreds of editing apps to pick and choose from! I installed these apps last night and played around with them this morning so I’m not professional at this at all. Let’s get started!

First of all, I will be using this photo as the original:

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Okay, the three apps I used gave two different transformed photos. First, I used PhotoWonder and used an effect. I like Early summer. You can stop there and use PhotoWonder as a replacement app for Instagram, which I normally use. However, I wanted to make purikura photos today so I saved that photo and went to Camera360. With the saved photo from PhotoWonder, I used another effect on it from Camera360. I used the effect Sweet in Magic Skin. After that, I saved that photo and took it to GirlsCamera. With Girls Camera, I used a border and stamps and this was my end result:

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What a difference! I made a second photo by using a different effect from Camera360. I used Jelly in Light Color and with the help of GirlsCamera stamps, this was the final picture:

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The secret to making purikura photos on the iPhone is to use all sorts of different apps for a single photo. I only used three but you can use a lot more. Unless you find the most amazing app for purikura photos ever, have a couple or more apps just to be safe. With PhotoWonder, you can do more than just put an effect on a photo. You can actually liquify your face and body and therefore make yourself skinny. You can enlarge your eyes and make your mouth smaller and many other apps can also do this. These features – including red eye and acne removal – are just like photoshop. Of course photoshop is better but if you’re at a bus stop waiting for the bus or whatever, anyone can edit photos on the go. I am not going to explain how to do it because I don’t really want to edit my photos that way. I am satisfied with lighter colours and I actually really like it. I think I might use these apps for my normal photos more instead of Instagram – without the borders and stamps – but I will not use those extra features. I know that I can make my eyes bigger and all that but that could potentially make you look like an alien if you do it wrong.

I had GirlsCamera before and I used that app to write in my posts. See my post entitled Monolids and others. One thing that most people misunderstand is that a lot of girls and boys do not edit their photos because they’re insecure about themselves or that they’re fake. They’re not. Some people love it and they love seeing their photos really edited. You might not think it’s cool but they do. A lot of people get purikura or use Photoshop a lot because it’s part of their lifestyle. It’s not about insecurity, not at all. It’s part of lifestyle so what people have to know is that they should get to understand why they do certain poses or how they look or what they wear in photos and try to accept that. Of course there are people who edit their photos and claim that it wasn’t edited but that’s another category of people. I’m not talking about them.

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Purikura!

Today I will be blogging about purikura! Purikura photos are VERY popular in Japan. If I lived in Japan I would get purikura all the time after school. My classmates and I would be in school uniforms and I can only imagine my legwarmers already. I would have a scrapbook of purikura stickers and I can just imagine myself giving my crush homemade chocolate in a box tied by a string… WHAT CRUSH. This is what watching anime and reading manga does to you. This is what Japan does to you. There are photo booths in arcades and malls and even here in Canada where I live. You can find these kind of photo booths around. The only problem here is that the booths are expensive! Not really haha but eight dollars for a photo!? Geez… What’s so cool about purikura photos versus normal photo booths are the many accessories you can add to it. Firstly, the camera makes your face super cute. It’s pretty hot in the rooms and all your face zits or moles or whatever just disappear, just like that. Once you’ve taken your photos, you add your accessories and there are a lot to choose from. Here are a couple of examples of me with my friends. This were taken in two and one year ago:

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This one was taken two years ago. I am in the purple.

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This was taken one year ago. I’m in the front with my tongue sticking out. I think I was in my own world or something when the one year ago photos were taken. Apparently I had a different expression than everyone else in all the photos… That’s just who I am – I’m often daydreaming or zoning out into my trail of thoughts.

The next post will be purikura… right in your phone! There are many apps you can use and I will be talking about three. I will most likely make the next post today. Keep on reading!

Asian Mullet Hairstyle

This post is about the Asian mullet hair style for girls. Before I get into that, I remember saying that I thought of around ten posts and I did. This is the last post I thought about doing and from now on, I might not make a post everyday because I’m awfully busy sometimes and free other times. I’m going to make a turn in my blog and do something new. I’m going to be doing more entries about the different sorts of things in my life. I’m already making diary posts but those are usually when I go somewhere or do something in my life. You’ll see what I mean when I make these posts. I will still be making fashion and beauty posts. Keep reading!

My hair is growing and it is slowly growing out of its Asian mullet. Therefore, I wanted to make a post to remind myself in the future of the cool hair I had, unless, of course, I have cooler hair in the future. I don’t think I’ll be keeping this hair and I’ll explain why later. Firstly, here is what a mullet on girls look like. I love it!

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I can honestly say that I don’t know who this girl is. (I don’t know why I say honestly or to be honest at all, because I’m always telling the truth anyways) However, looking at the words at the bottom of the picture and the fact that she is downright gorgeous, I suspect that she is someone famous! I have a couple of photos of myself with the mullet hair style but the thing is, it’s not styled. Don’t tell me it doesn’t look like it because it does when it’s styled! You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Asian Mullet Hairstyle 2

Asian Mullet Hairstyle 3

The second photo looks a bit off but that’s when my hair is totally straight – like every single day. What an Asian mullet hair style is that there are crazy layers. When I say crazy, I’m talking about crazy layers. There are super short layers at the top of the head and it’s basically a whole bunch of layers at the top and a small section of straight hair at the bottom. I had a lot of hair but most of it was cut off near the end of my face. Having the mullet was all good and that, but this isn’t a tutorial about mullets. Instead, this can introduce you to the hairstyle if you did not know about it before (by the way, it’s the Asian version of scene hair, pretty much) and tell you about the downside of the hairstyle!!! Read on.

To achieve this hair, I had my friend cut it for me. I trust her and she’s not a professional hair cutter or anything but I trust her enough to cut my hair – and that’s a lot of trust. You can look at my old photos in the post entitled Taking Photos and look at my old hair. In my old photos, I have front bangs and straight hair. I used to go to hair salons only ever since I was seven or so. My mom used to cut my hair and it was HORRIBLE. Just like most Asian kids, I had a bowl cut. Mushroom hair with front bangs that were centimetres above my eye brows and uneven. When I was seven I got my hair cut at a salon and I even got layers. It was pretty cool but the razor hurt so much! Okay enough about my hair story. I might make a hair story post one day though… So my friend cut it with a razor or hair trimmer (I have one at home too) and what it did to my hair was it created a lot of split ends. Maybe if you use scissors it won’t make as much damage but it’s enough damage for me to not cut it anymore. Well, I guess I’m over-exaggerating a little. Sure, I have split ends now but it’s not that many hairs that are affected. Either way, my plan is to grow my hair out (all my cut mullet hair which will probably take YEARS to grow out since it’s so short) but then again, I don’t often listen to myself and might have it cut again. Wow I’m so rebel. Not cool.

Edit at 10:06 A.M.:

I know who the person in the first photo is! Her name is Mikki, also known as Lee Yeon Ju. She is a ulzzang model for girlsholic, a Korean store. She’s so pretty.

Edit on Tuesday, June 25, 2013:

Since the person in the first photo of this post is Mikki, it is obviously not my photo. I did not meet her and I do not own that photo.