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Instagram Guide for Black & White Feed

Craving for Black and White feed on Instagram? You’re simply on the right page!

Since I have received tons of request for photo editing guide after “VSCO Filters that Fashions Bloggers Use on Instagram” has been the most hit blog-post for the last few months until now, I decided to create one instagram account for your instation (Instagram Inspiration)!

                                       

Black and white are people’s favorite monochrome colors. Until I once heard a phrase saying, “I will stop wearing black until I see darker color”.

That sounds legit.

Alright, without any pleonastic intros, I divided 3 simple steps to help you achieving the perfect instagram feed that you’ve been yearning for!

STEP 1 

Go outside, take pictures, collect moments and sift the best ones. The first photo editor I always (until it has become an obligation) use is Snapseed. For an example, I will edit a picture of coffee that I took a few weeks ago.

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I usually adjust the brightness, contrast, ambience, highlights and shadows with this photo editor because it gives the best of the best resolution of the picture you want to edit. And that’s why I love to use this app so much!

STEP 2

When you’ve got your own perfect resolution, you better move to VSCOCAM. I am definitely sure that everyone is already familiar with this app.

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For B&W feed, I prefer to use B5 filter because the color of black in this filter looks very dense. B5 is a free filter by VSCOCAM, thus you can download it anytime you want. Besides that, I usually adjust the strength of filter to +8 for maximum or +5 for minimum. And also, add a little touch of fade effect for approximately +3 or +2 if you want to lower the contrast.

STEP 3

One more step for photo editing. The last photo editor that I use is Afterlight. If you want to give a little touch of frame around your picture, you may add it for approximately +35.

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For the shape of its frame is definitely up to you. You can use round, hexagonal, triangle or anything. I prefer square because I want to accentuate more the essence of the picture not the art of the picture itself.

STEP 4

People usually post quotes to express what they’re feeling at the moment, but to me, not really. I use quotes to intensify the aesthetic touch for my instagram feed. Thus, I usually keep several quotes on my phone before uploading it.

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After the picture has been perfectly edited, now it’s time for you to adjust your instagram feed. I wanted to create a chess feed, and I finally found the pattern for this feed, :

with frame + no frame + with frame + no frame + quote + no frame + with frame + no frame + with frame

But however, you can imagine it by yourself for your own perfect feed. And this is how mine looks like,

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Voila! Interested enough to do the following guides? If you are, you can get yourself updated with the latest instagram feed on @lefleurenoire because I will update more new filters with different aesthetics for your instation! 🙂


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4 Fun Things You Should Do Before 2016

It’s time for you to enjoy these last few days of 2015!

It’s just really mournful if you spend these last few days with boredom, unfinished works or even tears. Get over it for awhile and try these five fun things you should do before 2016!

Post-It, Confess-It

I’m pretty sure that everyone knows post-it or well-known as sticky note. To play this game, here are the things you need :

– Sticky Notes
– Pen
– At least one friend or more

In this game, you can make someone’s darkest day turn into the brightest one. You only need to write a compliment about the person you want to stick the sticky note to and stick it on their shoulder or anywhere else that you think it’s proper to stick on. Don’t forget to say ‘hello’ and smile while you stick the note on them, don’t just walk away and stick the note on them or you’ll be called freak. Let’s see how people react on what you do and I guarantee you that it’ll be the best moment that you’ll never forget!


Spend the Whole Night with Friends

Have you ever thought about running in the middle of the night? According to research, things that are done in midnight are usually sincere. Try to do this in New Year’s Eve with your friends. You could also do the “Post-It, Confess-It” game while doing this at the same time. Just enjoy the night, make an endless conversation and make memories!


Pretend as a Tourist

Most folks rarely visit their own city’s parks or everything that is being the typical thing of their city until it makes tourists are interested to visit them. Although you are the real citizen in your city but strangers never know who you really are anyway. Bring a camera, dress up like a tourist or maybe if you are fluent in speaking foreign language, you could speak with a language that you think you’re expert in it. Sometimes weird moments are things that are always be remembered.


Throw a BYOE Party

What does BYOE Party stand for? It stands for Bring Your Own Everything Party. It’s for the ones who tend to have fun in a house instead of being playful outside. But the ones who are more interested to chill at house also can enjoy the moment by throwing this BYOE Party. You only need to invite your friends to bring everything they have such as foods, drinks, movies, books or even underwears?! Hmm.. it’s up to you for the last one. BYOE Party is the cheapest party where you could enjoy the day without needing too much money to spend.

Which one is your favorite? These fun things above are things that I’ve always wanted to do with my friends. But seriously, these things are worth to be done. Having fun with friends is the most exciting thing to do. Throw your phone away and start living in the moment!


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You Deserve Desserts!

I’ve actually been being a food enthusiast nowadays. I went to several places and tasted various chocolate desserts because I have a knack on seeing, eating, drinking and enjoying chocolate. Instead of spending too much time reading the introduction, let’s get started with the first dessert!

Ocha and Bella

I went there in the morning around ten or eleven. As I walked in, the ambience of its restaurant seemed relaxing. Maybe because I went there in the morning and people were still sleeping because it was weekend. As I turned right, I saw a very long kitchen which exposed the atmosphere and the layout of its kitchen to the visitors table. I never thought that they actually had many chefs there, the chefs welcomed me nicely by saying “Hi! Welcome to Ocha and Bella”. It was a warm greeting.

I sat outside because I was actually looking for electric socket to charge my laptop up. I decided to order Torta Al Cioccolato for dessert on i cremosi creamy menu. I waited for around twenty minutes and I got this,

Dark chocolate tart with whipped cream and mint gelato. As I pushed the spoon down the tart, it was really creamy. It tasted like real chocolate. It didn’t taste sugary because they gave whipped cream and mint gelato as sauce. My life had gone better than ever after I had taste that. I was actually having a real bad mood. Thanks Ocha and Bella!

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The next dessert I ordered was Oreo Chocolate Tart because I’m a big fan of Oreo. I sat outside again because show me what it feels like, now I’m on the outside. Okay, no more Calvin Harris. The place was smaller but cozy. As I enjoyed talking with my sister, the paradise came to my table.

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Oreo Chocolate Tart with half strawberry on it. I waited for about twenty or twenty five minutes. Quite too long for a piece of cake but fortunately, my long wait was paid off. It tasted really good even too good? It wasn’t just a tart, it was like soft chocolate texture mixed with soft Oreo until words can’t explain how good it was. I went there in afternoon and enjoyed the moment til night. I had to leave at 7.30 because the mosquito started biting me.

Pancious

Last but not least, Pancious is like the house of desserts. I ordered Coco Berry with extra chocolate chip ice cream on top because it was chef’s recommendation.

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Red juicy strawberries and chocolate fudge, seriously really sexy combo. I liked the plating because it looked clean and tidy and also appealing. The taste was amazing, I love the chocolate fudge because it didn’t taste too sweet and it could balance with the ice cream.

So, that’s all I’ve got! I hope this dessert recommendation is helpful for you. If you have foods to recommend and want me to review them, feel free to comment below and share with the world! Have a great weekend ❤


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Cheap And Easy Ways To Have Tumblrish Dorm Room

College is coming and so is your new bedroom!

Certain people find it really annoying to move in to a dormitory. Well, so do I! The feeling you get that you need to adapt with new circumstance, set up your room decoration, clean up your room because nobody will except you.

Because of that, I have some fantastic tips to decor your dorm room like bedrooms you always see on tumblr!

Shoebox For Wall Art

Clean? Not really. Filthy? Not really. That ambiguous thought you have when you see your dorm’s wall. If you’re lazy and don’t have budget to buy wallpapers for your dorm, it’s time for you to test your creativity. You can use shoebox you got to make frames, wall shelves, mini wall art and etc.

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Mini Wall Art Made From Shoebox Concealed by Fabric

Branches For Accessories and Scarf Holder

Are we out of the woods? Nah, not yet. Get some branches and you’ll get out of the woods. Create your own masterpiece using branches you randomly find at streets or somewhere like this,

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Shoebox For Projector

Back to shoebox again, my God, shoebox is like the most helpful thing I’ve ever known for creative people. If you don’t have TV at your dorm, it’s fine. Make your own projector! Two things you truly need are only smartphone and magnifying glass,

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Follow this video tutorial to make your own smartphone projector,

Yeap, I think that’s all I have for you! Start making tumblrish but useful stuff, not only cute but useless because what for? Good luck on your college and have a great weekend! ❤


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7 Photo Editors I Have On My Phone

A cake wouldn’t look pretty without icing, and so is a photo. A photo wouldn’t look beautiful without filter.

I like spending my free time editing pictures on my phone, creating new filters on my own and enjoy the beauty. Besides editing pictures, I absolutely like taking pictures. People think I use SLR/DSLR camera or any other expensive ones because the quality of my posts on instagram look very clear. Actually I only use my old Sony CyberShot Digital Camera with 10.1 megapixel, but I’m still saving to get the new one so I can do vlogging 🙂

Here are my favorite 10 photo editors I use on my phone,

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VSCOCAM

It must be the most popular one, I think you already know about this one better than me, eh? Tumblr girls mostly use this app for their pictures.

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Afterlight

The dusty effect and polaroid frame are the favorite ones from this app. I love the filters but honestly not as much as I do with the filters by vscocam.

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Snapseed

I think this one more fits with photographers or the ones who tend to use lack of filter or maybe not even use any filters. It’s better to adjust the brightness, contrast, highlights and stuff using snapseed because I think their quality is way higher than any other apps.

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PicsArt

The most useful one, I think this app is like windows 8 because everything at once. It has a lot of features, such as various filters, stickers, frames, background and many more. I usually edit my pic to get mirror effect with picsart.

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Fragment

To the ones who like prismatic photo effects, I think this one is good for you.

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Rhonna Designs

This one is my favorite to make ads for my giveaway. You can immediately go to this app to add some cool quotes after editing your pic on Fragment, so tumblr!

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Polypic

Make amazing and beautiful photos by various polygons! And also, if you want to blur something, this app is the right one. Never thought blurry pictures could be finally called fine art.

So, those are my favorite photo editors I always use to edit my pictures before uploading them on IG. But most of the time, I use VSCOCAM. Kindly follow my instagram ( @pranichia ) to also get the latest updates of stylebychia!


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Start Living Like Jay Alvarrez

This extreme sportsman successfully got my attention to write about how incredibly impressive his life is in his young-age. The first time I knew about Jay Alvarrez’s existence because I often hear a lot of people saying,

“GOALS! PLEASE”
“I want his life”
“Omg why can’t I have his life”

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He also travels the world with his stunning girlfriend, Alexis Ren.

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Before I tell you more about him, check out his latest video about how he lives his adventurous life in California with Alexis Ren.

What a life goal! Every mankind absolutely wants to have that kind of life. Actually, we all can get a life like that but mostly people have two problems. Time and money. Some people have less time but have plenty of money and some people are the opposite. Uh, thug life!

Jay Alvarrez was born in Oahu, Hawaii on 5th of July, 1995 which means his birth sign is cancer. Before he was famous, he started to make a name for himself by doing photography as you can see on his tumblr and instagram, his shots are incredibly awesome. He also got a tattoo behind his lower lip which is written “Let’s Live”.

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He’s currently working on a new video with Alexis. Everyone says “They’re life goals” and goals and goals. I do agree with Jay’s tattoo saying “Let’s Live”, because we have a life that we need to live with happiness, not jealousy like you probably have right now towards Jay Alvarrez’s life, don’t you?

And here’s another video of Jay Alvarrez in Dream World

Interested to be like Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren? Of course you are, but how?

Simple, all you’ve gotta do right now is live in the moment.

Well, but I wanna travel like him right now.

Big things start with small things. Same with Jay, he was nobody before this all. But in time, people started adoring and knowing his existence because of his adventurous fancy life. Why? Because he loves his life and never give up on it.

The reason why I entitled this article with Start Living Like Jay Alvarrez because he enjoys his life. So, why can’t you? If you can’t live and be grateful with what you have right now, you can’t appreciate and enjoy the life you’ll get in future before you know how it starts to be something you’ll definitely like in time. Everyone’s life is various, the lucky ones, the good ones, the simple ones, the okay ones or maybe the fucked-up ones. And that’s the reason why you live, you don’t get to choose what family you’ll live with because you just need to live the life you have right now. You live to chase the things you haven’t got because life will never be satisfied. So, chase the day and live in the moment. And don’t forget to be kind and humble. Stop looking down at your phone, scrolling and refreshing feed, look up, you still have a chance to see a beautiful world out there. This world is worth to see, make your life worth it, stop adoring someone’s life too much, go create yours and let people see that you have a beautiful life that anyone doesn’t have, only you. But before taking my cue to end this blogpost, check out a short documentary film to lift up your passion and always think positively about your life.

Hope you enjoyed it, thank you so much for watching and reading! x

all pictures and videos (exc. the words i hope you never have to hear) are owned by
Jay Alvarrez


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