Special OOTD Post! :)

I decided to do my first OOTD post here (Outfit Of The Day – if you’re wondering :D) instead of in my makeup blog. I have a “Beauty & Fashion” category here so…

What am I wearing today…?

I’ve wanted to go for a casual and a little tom boy style…

black tank top and jeans

Don’t look at my face! I don’t have makeup on! xD

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5 Tips to Make Your Website Appear Professional

Another blogging tip for you today! Especially for those who intend to blog or create a website dedicated for real business you know… like ProBlogger.com, About.com…

So you’ve decided to make your living out of a website? These are 5 main things I noticed with professional blogs, company blogs… and you should abide by them to be successful:

1. Keep It Simple

The design should not be extravagant. Professional can mean simple too. Don’t you notice how most of the well-known website have a white background? Your blog should not be too colourful. I’d advise you to choose a neutral colour ranging from white to black. I won’t really recommend black though… I prefer to read black on white than white on black. (Why do you think they changed blackboards to whiteboards?) If you insist on the black you can add some colour but not too much, not too complex. An example of black background but still professional: www.makeupgeek.com.

The font should be simple too. Use Verdana or other similar to that font. It is much easier to read. After all when readers get their first impression of your website (which is always visual) they should be attracted to what is being written and not be distracted by your funky designs… What you communicate through your blog is the most important! About.com is a very good example of all I’ve said so far.

2. Original Banner

Your design might be simple… but it must also be unique. It must be made by you – or your partner or any friend… Your banner, your badge should not be a picture from google. This can follow your imagination. The banner is different from your blog design. A banner can be exaggerated but depending on the subject you’re specialising into, it must perfectly fit in!

3. Advertising but not too much

When I enter a website I don’t like to see lots of advertising popping out of nowhere or preventing me from reading your stuff. I then have to search where the article begins and this is annoying. I feel lost. Therefore most of the time I just go back to google to search for another  “clean” and informative blog.

Of course, you can advertise YOUR blog on search engines, etc as much as you want. Just don’t put in lots of other advertisings in your website itself.

4. The Contact Info Tab

The reader should find it easy to contact you. A tab or notice at the end of each post or page is recommended. Be easily accessible especially if your website involves a company, jobs, services…

5. About YOU

The reader would like to know more about you before contacting you. He wants opinions, an overview on your potential. An About me/us page is crucial! And also: the article should be written IN THE 3rd PERSON! What I mean is instead of writing: “Hi my name is Daphnee (SURNAME), a professional makeup artist. I mainly work in bridal looks…” you should write: “Daphnee (SURNAME) is a professional makeup artist. Her career has mainly been devoted to bridal looks…”

Got it right? You are now ready to start your business! Good luck! 🙂

PS: Don’t mistake my blog for an example because this is NOT a professional blog! 😉

Blogging Yours,

An Evil Nymph.

10 Things I Want To Relive: I’ve been tagged!

I got tagged to make this list by my friend Andy (check out his awesome WordPress blog here: http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com)

The tag is from Twitter but I think it’s better to write it here… and therefore make a WordPress tag! So I tag ALL of you who are reading this and when you’re done put the link to your post in the comment box below 🙂 whatever blog you have.

So I’ve been living for 16 years and it’s very short… thus it’s hard for me to remember the moments I want to relive… 10 things out of 16 years! lol that’s really hard for me! Especially that I don’t remember anything from the first five years of my life…

There isn’t any particular order to the list…

I begin:

10 Things I want to Relive:

1. My first 3 years of secondary school life – when the word ‘stress’ didn’t belong to my vocabulary.

2. My moments with my best cousin, Arthur, when we were little, still innocent children.

3. The 2008 Drama Festival.

4. This Friday 13 when we were enjoy ourselves with a superstitious Keshree (a friend) before she went to live in Canada for ever…

5. When my best friend and I were enjoying a movie “A walk to remember” (so beautiful!) just before the exams in tthe lecture theater at school.

6. When most of the school was in the lecture theater watching Tangle (lol so funny!!) a day before Stress would come over…

7. Music classes of Ms Clarisse.

8. When I was hanging with my best friend in primary school who unfortunately left to emigrate to Australia.

9. The series of nights I was having premonitory dreams.

10. When close friends that are no more friends were still friends…

Well that’s all I could get from my short life 😛 I know that later in the future I’ll be enjoying so much… then maybe I will re-tag myself… 🙂

My Dream Dress

dream dress silver grey strapless with big cute bow

One day as I was googling – one of my frequent hobbies nowadays 😛 – I came upon THIS in google images! And I’ve saved it, swearing that I would make a designer sew this for me for my little person with the right measurements and all. You might think why I didn’t buy it online, well I’m not yet 18 and therefore don’t have a credit card, plus I lost the website of the dress, and finally because the measurements wouldn’t have been good for me as I’m rather short for my age, and I guess that Europeans and Asians’s body build are different.

Isn’t it beautiful? 🙂

It’s been my profile picture of BlogCatalog ever since! 🙂 http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/DaphYin14

The Two Types of Blogs…

In my opinion – and blogging experience which is not much I admit – there are 2 types of blogs that can be seen throughout the net, being either Blogger, WordPress or tumblr… The two can be combined too: I’ve read some of those too. But sincerely I prefer blogs that are based on a particular type, not both or else the reader may get confused. You’ll understand my point soon you’ll see.

I just want to write this article so that I can show you why I have two blogs.

Want to know which type of blog you have?
Therefore keep reading…

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My 10 Favourite Makeup Channels!

Here’s a post from my makeup blog Makeup Is Art, which I decided to reblog:

Today I’ve decided to dedicate my post to the youtube channels that made me discover and love the wonderful art of makeup 🙂
I’ve chosen 10 out of my subscriptions that I strongly recommended checking out their channel. These makeup gurus on youtube are awesome! I love watching their vids.

PS: the list is not in the order of best-to-watchable, but mainly my-first-meeting-with-makeup-to-the-most-recent-one…

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