Pictures – Toronto Waterfront

My friend who is studying (or graduating) from Harvard School of Design, and who I am super proud of, had a project based on Toronto’s waterfront, and asked me to take some pictures for her. I had a really nice time walking along the waterfront, and taking pictures of the scenery. It reminded me how much I enjoyed taking photos and using my DSLR camera. It has been over a year since I last touched my DSLR camera, and I was on the verge of selling it online, since I thought I would never use it again.

The DSLR was the first thing I ever bought with my first pay check of my first job out of university (yes that’s a lot of firsts). i used it all the time when I posted on here regularly, but I got lazy. That’s kind of my life story. I need to stop being lazy because I gain nothing out of it.

Anyways, here are a few of my favourite pictures from the day:

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Pier
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Streetcar
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Trees

DIY: De-potting eyeshadows

Looking at my mess of eyeshadow quads, I decided impulsively to depot them into one big palette. I bought some z-palettes online (from FTB beauty), and they should be here in a few days. Anyway, I looked up some methods for depotting, and I wanted to stay away from the ones involving fire or heat because I know I will do something stupid.

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So I went with the knife method. Basically, you use a knife to try and lift the eyeshadows out of the plastic casing. Jabbing the corners of the pan will loosen the glue, and you should be able to take the eyeshadow pan out easily. From my experience, some brands put more glue than others, and some are easier to depot than others. Just be careful not to stab the eyeshadow itself. I did.

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For single eyeshadows, the pan usually has a small hole at the back, because they predicted you would depot them. So just use a paperclip or something that fits in the hole to poke the eyeshadow pan out. Shouldn’t be too hard. I actually used the knife from the top because I didn’t know there was a hole. Noobs.

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Here are the ones I depotted today. As you can see, the knife did slip and cause some holes in the eyeshadow. Didn’t stab myself though, so I call it a good day/ Also, if theres a lot of glue stuck to the bottom of the pan, you should clean that off. I just scraped it off with a tissue.

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For some reason, the Wet n Wild eyeshadows didnt work with the knife method. I read somewhere that they don’t use metal for the pans, so when I tried to lift it out, it just buckled. I’m not too sad because this palette cost like $5 but maybe try gently to see if it will deform the pan, or do some research on which brands use metal and which brands don’t.

For these non-metal pans, i think the only way is to melt the plastic from underneath to soften it and poke the pan out.

Depotting eyeshadows is surprisingly fulfilling. I like arranging them into one big collection in a palette rather than have several quads in my drawer.

Pictures from the Aquarium

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Wow its been a long time since my last post. These pictures are taken in Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium. I think the aquarium is pretty decent, nothing too spectacular, but since Toronto lacks these kind of places, it was super packed with people and kids.

Today is the last weekend of reading week. It literally flew by. I did practically nothing and then suddenly it was Friday. I don’t want to go back to school… well, for the most part its alright, I enjoy most of my courses, except that one course from hell… The nuclear one. Why did I ever take it…

Life is a lemon if you dont know how to make lemonade.