The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • How do you make gifs like that in your mac lipsticks? Please do a tutorial ♥ You are really great with web design so we hope you can share things with us thank you so much, always love your blog :)

I can’t make a detailed tutorial right now, but you can read this tutorial instead. And thank you! :) 

Hi Ate Kisty! I really want to be a great blogger like you but I don’t know where to start. Give me some help? :)

Install/Use a pretty blog design, write for yourself and visit other blogs. Start from there and be patient. :)I’m thinking of making an ebook about this, like a really detailed one. If you have questions, feel free to send them now. :) 

Ate Kisty! Why did you cut your hair/no more red hair? :( Will you dye it again in the future? 

I got sick of my dry and damaged bleached ends. :) Will I dye it to a funky color in the future? Absolutely! I still want to go pink, blue/green and lilac. :)
See also: Hair Wishlist

Do you intend on going blonde anytime soon? 

Someday, maybe.
See also: Me with blonde hair

I was wondering what basics I’d need to know when I’m gonna take Graphic Design for college? And what schools I should apply for (Philippines:)). Thanks!

Sorry for the super late response. CSB (Multimedia Arts), Ateneo (Information Design) and Raffles Manila are the only schools that I can think of that offers graphic design in the Philippines/Manila.What do you need to know? Well… I don’t know. I didn’t study Graphic Design for college. :p I do know that graphic design will always require you to brainstorm for new ideas. I took short courses, read books about it and fortunately, I was surrounded with talented graphic designers. 

How do you make gifs like that in your mac lipsticks? Please do a tutorial ♥ You are really great with web design so we hope you can share things with us thank you so much, always love your blog :)

I can’t make a detailed tutorial right now, but you can read this tutorial instead. And thank you! :) 

Hi Ate Kisty! I really want to be a great blogger like you but I don’t know where to start. Give me some help? :)

Install/Use a pretty blog design, write for yourself and visit other blogs. Start from there and be patient. :)

I’m thinking of making an ebook about this, like a really detailed one. If you have questions, feel free to send them now. :) 

Ate Kisty! Why did you cut your hair/no more red hair? :( Will you dye it again in the future? 

I got sick of my dry and damaged bleached ends. :) Will I dye it to a funky color in the future? Absolutely! I still want to go pink, blue/green and lilac. :)

See also: Hair Wishlist

Do you intend on going blonde anytime soon? 

Someday, maybe.

See also: Me with blonde hair

I was wondering what basics I’d need to know when I’m gonna take Graphic Design for college? And what schools I should apply for (Philippines:)). Thanks!

Sorry for the super late response. CSB (Multimedia Arts), Ateneo (Information Design) and Raffles Manila are the only schools that I can think of that offers graphic design in the Philippines/Manila.

What do you need to know? Well… I don’t know. I didn’t study Graphic Design for college. :p I do know that graphic design will always require you to brainstorm for new ideas. I took short courses, read books about it and fortunately, I was surrounded with talented graphic designers. 

hi Kisty! can you help me choose which lens is better? I seriously don't know what to get, the 50mm f1.8G or 35mm f1.8G? Please help. Thanks so much :)

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Hello~ 50mm will produce a lovelier set of bokeh shots compared with the 35mm. A 50mm is a great choice for food and macro-related shots. If you intend on using them for portrait/outfit and landscape shots, then a 35mm is more suitable. :) 

This tip, however, is only applicable if you own a DX/crop-sensor camera model. :)  

Your HK photos are amazing!! I've also recently been there but my shots were horrible. What settings did you use in The Peak, Disney Fireworks show and It's a small world? Yours weren't blurry and its not too dark :)

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Thank you!! <3 Don’t say that, just practice and I’m sure you’ll improve over time. :) I don’t have a perfect eye vision, so I always use the multi-shot feature to help me choose the sharpest photo. 

The Peak: 1/2s, and ISO 200 at 17mm.

Disney Fireworks: 1/2 to 2s, f/16 with an ISO 200. For kit lenses, I recommend using the Bulb setting, then increase the ISO to 400 and aperture to f/9 or higher.

It’s A Small World: I’m not sure but think it’s 1/10 and ISO 400. 

If you’re a beginner in photography, practice with your kit lens until you’re confident with your shots. Then upgrade your lens with an aperture of f/2.8 or lower. :) 

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • I&#8217;m sorry if it took me forever to answer these questions. I&#8217;ve been very busy ever since I got my new job. I don&#8217;t even know why I&#8217;m so busy, when I barely do anything naman. Just sit all day, in front of the computer, and randomly visit Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. LOL!
Hmm. Maybe I should get an Ask.fm account so you can all forward your questions there? I don&#8217;t know. What do you think? Oh well, whatever. 
Hey Kisty! I love the fonts of your Q&amp;A Header and for your &#8220;The Blogger&#8221; banner located at your sidebar! I&#8217;d love to know the name of these fonts please! :)[[MORE]]
Q&amp;A Header: Clear Line / The Blogger: Museo Slab, if I&#8217;m not mistaken. All available at DaFont.com. :)
Hello, Ate Kisty. Tanong ko lang kung nakaplan po ba yung iphone5 niyo or binili niyo siya? :)
I bought it from Apple Store SG directly, so it doesn&#8217;t come with a plan. :)
Hi Ate Kisty, do flower-printed denim shorts go well with a floral laced-up shoes? I think it&#8217;s kinda &#8220;OA&#8221; if I paired these two&#8230; Hmm.. What do you think? Do you think I might look a little bit flowery??
I&#8217;m not a big fan of prints on prints but I think it depends on how bold or subtle the prints are. :) Did you know that what you think about clothes can affect your day? So the best suggestion I can give you, since I can&#8217;t see the shorts and shoes, is try them on and look at the mirror.
Can I put a LinkWithin widget in the Bubblecrush Theme? If yes, where can I put it? Thank you so much.
Yes, you can (but sometimes, it&#8217;s buggy&#8230;.). Add the LinkWithin code before the {/block:Post} tag. 
Hello, how do I add a favicon? 
Add this code inside the head tag (remove the asterisk): &lt;*link rel=&#8221;shortcut icon&#8221; href=&#8221;yourimage.gif&#8221;*&gt;
Hey ate, I have a question. How did you end up going to JCU? Did you apply for some kind of scholarship or what? Thanks ate.
I simply applied (sent them my application form and documents, no exams or whatsoever) and no, I did not apply for some kind of scholarship.
Hello! May I ask what font did you use in this photo? :)
Clearly Line! :) 
Hi Kisty! Just wanted to let you know that your I love your 365 theme, but whenever I install it, there&#8217;s no follow button or dashboard button :(
Hello! I do apologize for the inconvenience. There&#8217;s a CSS code that removes the follow/dashboard button. If I&#8217;m not mistaken, it&#8217;s either on the first or last line of the CSS code. Just remove that and the buttons should appear again. :)
What camera would you suggest for architectural photography? And is a Fujifilm Instax camera worth it (for personal use, not for architectural photography)?
Personally, I don&#8217;t know what camera to suggest. I believe any DSLR camera will do and you just need to get a really nice lens (Tokina 11-16mm is awesome, especially for indoors). 
A Fujifilm Instax camera is worth it but are you willing to spend money for the film? :) 
Tag, you&#8217;re it! The rules are to state 5 random facts about yourself. Then, go to ten favorite blogs and tell them they are it. (You can tag people back.)
I&#8217;ll do this soon. I promise. Or not. I&#8217;m really lazy. I&#8217;m sorry. 
Hi! what course are you taking? :)
None. I&#8217;m already working but I took up Information Technology. 
I wanna see the BTS of how you take your selfies (like the recent post) and your outfit shots :D
I&#8217;ll try to post a photo one of these days. :) Not working on any selfies or outfit shots lately. :)

I’m sorry if it took me forever to answer these questions. I’ve been very busy ever since I got my new job. I don’t even know why I’m so busy, when I barely do anything naman. Just sit all day, in front of the computer, and randomly visit Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. LOL!

Hmm. Maybe I should get an Ask.fm account so you can all forward your questions there? I don’t know. What do you think? Oh well, whatever. 

Hey Kisty! I love the fonts of your Q&A Header and for your “The Blogger” banner located at your sidebar! I’d love to know the name of these fonts please! :)

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Long Overdue Q&amp;A!
I didn&#8217;t go to work today because I have a stye on my right eye. A stye or kuliti in Filipino is not contagious but the burning pain was too unbearable this morning. Fortunately, the swelling is almost gone now and I&#8217;m hoping it&#8217;ll disappear by tomorrow.
Since I&#8217;ve got nothing to do, I&#8217;ve decided to list down 30&#160;iPhone/iPad apps you might want to download this season but&#8230; Tumblr went bonkers and I can&#8217;t retrieve the post now. :( Oh well.
Anyway, I finally answered some of your questions. :) 
Hello Ms. Kisty. I&#8217;m planning to study in Singapore for my masters degree, but i'm still studying for my bachelor's degree. Can you please give me hints on what to prepare before and after i graduate? Since you&#8217;re studying in Singapore, i figured you&#8217;d be the perfect person to ask for this. Please, please, please?[[MORE]]
Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally. The culture is very different here. You&#8217;ll meet people and even if the majority of them can speak English, that doesn&#8217;t mean they can fully understand your point. Never ever go to Lucky Plaza on a Sunday. If you&#8217;re not a picky eater like me, then go and try their food. More importantly, find a friend who you&#8217;ll be comfortable with.
Have you ever tried buying at Amazon from the Philippines? If yes, how much do you think is the shipping cost? :)
Amazon is so confusing to be honest. Try and find a seller that offers international shipping. I purchased my rain boots last year and the shipping cost around $37 and PHP40 from customs. The cost depends on the item and you&#8217;ll see the final price when you add the item to your cart.
If in case the item you&#8217;re interested in purchasing an item but the seller is not offering international/worldwide shipping, you can use JohnnyAirPlus. :)
Can you please blog or give suggestions about night or low light photography? I suck at that area and your photos are amazing.. Especially when shooting city lights and your bokeh on your portfolio! What are some technics in avoiding too much grain? I really love your blog by the way! Have a nice day :D
Thank you! To be honest, the lens you use makes all the difference. Lens with a fixed aperture of 2.8 and below are perfect for night and low light photography.
But if you want to shoot city lights and you have a kit lens, I suggest that you get a tripod and set the camera to bulb settings. Keep the ISO at 800 or below, then hold the shutter for 2-3 seconds. :) 
Ate Kisty, which one is better, Canon 550D or Nikon D3100? :)
Uhm&#8230; Canon 550D? I don&#8217;t know really. I think it depends on what you need. Canon 550D has a mic jack, which I think will be useful if you&#8217;re interested in capturing videos.
Hello Ate Kisty :) Paano niyo nagawa yung screenshot ng themes niyo ay nakainsert dun sa macbook pro? :)
Photoshop! Just download a free MacBook Pro PSD file, then use clipping mask!
Hi! &lt;3 Where do you get your theme? It&#8217;s Beautiful. &lt;3 ;)) :*
Check the bottom of the page. It&#8217;s a premium theme from Style Hatch.
Hi Ms. Kisty. When are you going to make a new theme? A 3 column theme would be nice hehe :) 
Hello! I don&#8217;t know yet. I&#8217;m having a hard time coding lately. :( But yeah, I want my theme to be responsive (meaning, the theme will adjust when you resize your browser), mobile friendly and use HTML5 and CSS3. 
Hi Ms. Kisty! I just wanna ask if you could share a tutorial on how to make those little icons in your social media? Thank you!
Those icons came from the theme. But yeah, I&#8217;ll try to make one during my vacation. :) 

Long Overdue Q&A!

I didn’t go to work today because I have a stye on my right eye. A stye or kuliti in Filipino is not contagious but the burning pain was too unbearable this morning. Fortunately, the swelling is almost gone now and I’m hoping it’ll disappear by tomorrow.

Since I’ve got nothing to do, I’ve decided to list down 30 iPhone/iPad apps you might want to download this season but… Tumblr went bonkers and I can’t retrieve the post now. :( Oh well.

Anyway, I finally answered some of your questions. :) 

Hello Ms. Kisty. I’m planning to study in Singapore for my masters degree, but i'm still studying for my bachelor's degree. Can you please give me hints on what to prepare before and after i graduate? Since you’re studying in Singapore, i figured you’d be the perfect person to ask for this. Please, please, please?

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