I have a confession to make: up until very very recently (say within a week or so), I didn’t know I can (and should) a) size my photos down for the blog b) choose to show them large or full size and c) tweak the colors of the pictures so that they are more color-accurate.
*runs into hiding lest she is pelted with stones*
I’m really not the most tech-savvy person you will ever know, and I don’t have a lot of previous experience in terms of handling pictures (or a blog). Since I have finally figured this much out however, I am embarking on the first operation of Mostly Sunny Project New & Improved!
What does this mean? You will be seeing better pictures around the site. I will start showing them in bigger sizes, I will crop/adjust them when I should. I will not Photoshop the hell of the pictures, I promise. For FOTDs for example, I will not conceal imperfections that are visible. However, I will adjust the colors (mostly color temperature, as the ambient lighting is generally very cool here unless I’m lucky enough to get a lot of sunlight) so that they would appear more true-to-life.
For example, this is the before & after of my last FOTD.
I will also crop photos properly, retake some product photos, and add lip swatches to all the lip products that I have not provided lip swatches for (I only figured out how to do it properly very recently too).
I thought about leaving the old posts there as they are, just so that they would serve as a marker of the progress I’ve made in these four months. However, lo’ and behold:
I must have been on crack to think it is a “product photo!” (Yes, you can laugh at me. It’s OK!)
This implies that I will have to spend a considerable amount of time working on correcting past posts, and new ones might come out a little slower. I apologize to long-time readers. I really appreciate having you guys around, and please understand this is temporary and all for the best! Just bear with me for a week while I fix things pretty please 😉
I am also planning on giving the blog a face-lift, designing a proper header, and starting a Facebook page. I started this blog a little more than 4 months ago, not knowing I’d meet so many lovely people who keep me going, and I am determined to provide you with the best I have!
Some exciting news: I’ll be getting ready to go to Vilvoorde when this post goes up for my first ever press event at ICI PARIS XL! I will have the chance to discover many new and exciting brands. I will definitely share what I found out with you guys soon!
Thanks so much for sticking around, peeps! I have gone back to some posts and worked on the pictures. Could you guys please take a look at a couple of them and let me know what you think?