Make Christmas Greeting Card with Android Meitu Beauty Cam, Photo, Tech magic, ArtBot (Beta)App

Looking for a way to create your own digital Christmas cards that you can share via social media? Have no fear because the Meitu app came up with Christmas Limited Edition functionality. You can also check out Makeup Plus app which is another Meitu Inc. app.

You can download the app from the following links below:

Google Play Meitu app

Apple Store iTunes Meitu

To get started making your custom digital Christmas, here’s what you’re going to do:(I have included screenshots to make things easier)

1)Open the app

2) You’ll be lead to this page below. You’ll see the first Christmas card design. Click on the CREATE button below to choose that template.  For other designs,  simply scroll down  further.

 

3) I choose the first template,  the card that is colored red. Afterwards, I was  prompted to take a photo using the smartphone camera.

 

5) But you can also choose a photo from your gallery by clicking on that left icon beside the camera button.  For this tutorial,  I chose a photo from my gallery:

6) I scrolled my photo gallery, and opted for  this photo for demo purposes.

7)Once a photo is selected,  the app will automatically do its work,  and lead you to this screen shown below. You’ll see at the bottom part of your smartphone other enlisted filters.  This particular Christmas filter is called POSTER. You’ll also see the Christmas template below highlighted in a blue box.

9) If you’re happy with the photo you selected , click the blue check button ✅. It will lead you to the page indicated below:

10)Click on the white check button at the right hand corner of the screen to complete the process (White check button is located above the white COMPARE button). Voila!  You now have a digital Christmas card ready to be posted in your choice of social media accounts .

11)Check your photo gallery to see if it has downloaded successfully. I checked my photo gallery and so far I see that it’s the first photo,  meaning it’s the latest image taken. Feel free to explore other filters. I hope you have fun making this!  Enjoy! 😍😍😍😍


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My Christmas Wish List

Photos by Liza Benetua (photos included here that are not mine are given credit to their rightful owners)

I am now claiming that 2018 is my year. I will not say, “I wish that my 2018 is going to be great” but I will say to myself over and over again that things are better in 2018.

I have things I plan to do next year and here is the list I have made:

1)Travel the Philippines, my home town, more. 

This year, I was able to visit different provinces in Bataan like Balanga, Orani, Orion, and Abucay during a Lenten pilgrimage that I attended. Then for my church group’s summer outing, we went to San Juan, Laiya, Batangas.

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Next year, I am targeting the West Visayas, particularly my dad’s home town Silay City,  and my mom’s home town Talisay, Negros Occidental. Hopefully,  I want to go to Iloilo too. What I love about Negros is the fact that they have preserved the ancestral houses that were built in earlier years. I am also planning to do a sentimental journey as well, and see those places that my dad hangs out at. Well, I wish someone can accompany me on my journey, a special someone perhaps. But all that will happen at the right time.

Silay City, Negros Occidental (photo of Balay Negrense By Kguirnela – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4370714)

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2) Get the best equipment for future vlog, and improve my blog

I am planning to migrate to YouTube, so I want to get a good camera that will produce clear, and crisp videos when I upload them. At the same time, I want better looking photos for my blog as well. I am considering getting the following:

Canon EOS M100 (source photo from snapshot.canon-asia.com)

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A GoPro Hero 5 (source image from amazon.com)

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3) Take professional makeup artist courses

Yes, I want to be confident when applying makeup. I want to learn about the technical side of makeup. I am considering Maquillage Professionnel  or Center for Aesthetic Studies. 

However, if this is not possible, I will just go back to watching YouTube videos of makeup tuorials in the mean time while saving to take up classes.

(source photo from Center for Aesthetics Studies FB)

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(source photo from FB page of Maquillage Professionnel)

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4) To attend more events and workshops in 2018

I am blessed to have met new people in the various events and workshops that I have attended. The recent ones were the Blogapalooza 2017,  Personal Styling Workshop by Donna Cuna- Pita,  PayPal Freelancers Workshops of Abe Olandres,  Fitz Villafuerte and Liz Lanuzo, founder of Project Vanity,  Woomen.ph‘s Beauty Deconstructed and Media Launch ,  Jellyfish Consultancy Education Fair, and The Beauty Junkee’s 8th Anniversary Meet and Greet 

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Christmas Gift Ideas Available in the Philippines 

Running out of ideas on what gifts to get for people you love? No fear, for I am here, bearing suggestions as to what you can give to your love ones. Here are some suggestions:

BYS Makeup for the Beauty Aficionados

BYS Philippines brand is getting good reviews from beauty bloggers themselves. I like their Brow Powder,  Matte Liquid Lipsticks,  and Cream Foundation.

Bags for Organizing

The SM Store has a section that sells these cool bags,  and other accessories. It’s perfect for someone you know who collects makeup,  pens,  colored pencils,  and other similar thingamajig .

Baked Goodies from The French Baker

French Baker has a myriad of selections you can give for those with a sweet tooth or the health conscious.  I like their Walnut Bread,  Whole Wheat Croissant and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Healthy Snacks

I went to Starbucks with friends of my mom,  and the birthday celebrant treated us with this organic snacks. There are also stores here that sell them like Healthy Options.

 

Stoneware  Cookware

The sales guy convinced us to get this non stick pan and he showed that nothing sticks to it,  even burnt sugar. This is available in SM Department Store.

Books on Japanese languages for those who loves to learn Nihongo

Tuttle Publishing showcases their books in a Jellyfish Education event at the Philippine Trade Center in Pasay City. Please visit the Tuttle Publishing  Facebook page for questions.

Children’s books for kids

I met a girl at a talk in Binan, Laguna. Her name is Sheila Lopez . She is a children’s books writer. I plan to write extensively about her in an upcoming post. She came out with her story called Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento (Grandmother Apura and Grandfather Un Momento translated to English).

In my opinion, I think books are the best gift to give to kids even in this digital age.  It’s also perfect for learning about the culture of people from other countries. For inquiries about her work, you may visit Facebook Page of Sheila Lopez.

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I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. Have a great day everyone!

Christmas in the Philippines

As soon as the -ber months hit the Philippines, meaning from September to December, you will hear Christmas songs being played on the radio. Popular tunes like Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts , Gary Valenciano’s Pasko na Sinta Ko ( It’s Christmas, Darling) and Pasko Na Naman Muli ( roughly translated as It’s Christmas Once Again).

Christmas is the best time for everyone in the Philippines because families are gathered and spend time together. It usually includes lavish food preparations with all the relatives. Some families spend it at a hotel and have Christmas dinner there. Celebrations vary depending upon the familiy’s preferences.

I will be showing photos of Christmas displays located in public areas like malls, and the like. Here are some of my favorite displays:

 

SM City Sucat Walt Disney’s Cars themed Christmas Tree

With reference to the movie Cars, the tree is made up of rubber tires. Beside the tree is a Disney signage you can take a photo with.

 

Teddy Bear Christmas Tree, SM City Sucat

Huge Christmas Tree display in Cubao,Quezon City

I attended an event in Eastwood, and heading for home, you wouldn’t miss passng by Cubao, near Araneta Center. I saw this huge tree wherein people are taking selfies with.I took the chance and made a trying hard selfie as well.

 

Christmas Displays at Santana Grove, Paranaque City

City of Dreams Casino Christmas Display

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