Friday, January 31, 2014

『Tutorial』Chinese New Years Zodiac Collaboration: Rabbit

Hello cuties! <3
Today, I'm excited to debut the collaboration me and 11 other bloggers have been working on~

That's right! Today is Chinese New Year; I thought it would be interesting to host an event for it! This year, it's the year of the horse; congratulations to them for making another round in the zodiac circle! *^*

Everyone participating in this even chooses a zodiac animal, in which is represented through a nail art, make up, outfit, etc. inspired look. 
I greedily claimed the rabbit first since I'm the host- HAHA
It's my zodiac animal; I couldn't help myself! ;v;

Art by PistachioPanda

People born in the years 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011 are all rabbits! I happened to be born on 1999.

The rabbit is said to be the luckiest out of the 12 zodiac animals. They're usually conceived as frail and timid because of their appearance. However, many rabbit have strong spirit and wills. 

The rabbit represents elegance and beauty. 
Many rabbits are also very creative and artistic, usually turning a blind eye to the bad of the word. They're considerate and kind to friends and enemies and hate any sort of hostile acts.


I did a make up look, but also integrated an outfit to go with it! *^* I wanted my theme to be beiges, browns, and golds with a hint of gray; those colors come to me as the innocent and elegant. With the addition of those neutral, warm colors, I added splashes of pink on my cheeks show youthfulness. Rabbit also have full and round black eyes, so I wore the lenses that made my eyes pop the most.

Now, with out further blabbering from me, let's get onto the tutorial!

First off, we're going to start with a freshly washed and bare face.

Ugh, eyebags and scars are a nono. Our face needs to be as flawless as a snow rabbit's fur. Let's start with evening our skin tone with some BB Cream. I used Skin79's Super+ BB Cream (Orange). It gives amazing coverage and a warm tone to the skin.

Conceal (don't feel): 
I'm using e.l.f's concealer stick to cover up my eyebags and scars.

Bright Pact: 
In order to correctly set the concealer with out it cracking, I used TheFaceShop's Bye Bye Dark Circle Bright Pact.

Lightly patting the bright pact under my eyes sets the concealer and delays melting or cracking.

Matte Powder:
Since I'm not going for a dewy finish, I need to set our BB cream with a matte power. My favorite is Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, which I've been using for 2 years!

Lightly dust it everywhere so it gives it a smooth and even finish.

Now that we have a base, time to move on to eyes! But before that, we need to moisturize our lips.

Not only does this give the lips a nice healthy shine, but it evens and smooths out the sensitive skin to ready it for lip products. Lip balm usually takes around 5 minutes to moisturize the lips, so it's more convenient to put it on now. This round little ball is an EOS Lipbalm in the flavor of Summer Fruit.

Grey Lenses:
I popped in my favorite and most enlarging pair of circle lenses. These are GEO's Princess Mimi (Bambi series) lenses in Sesame Grey.

Though most of the dark circle are covered up, a highlighter can never hurt! TheBodyShop's Lightening Touch concealer is great for neutralizing dark tones. 

This concealer can also be used as a primer for eyeshadow, so I applied it under and above my eyes.

Finally for some color, lets bring the eyeshadows out!

Select colors:
Start off with choosing which brown is best for your skintone. I'm using Jordana's Color Effects Powder Eyeshadow in Mr. Brown.

Dark brown: 
Sweep this color from the far corner of your eyelid and blend it into the center. Build up the brown at the outer corner and flare it slightly upward.

This is going to be your middle color! Blend it from the dark brown to create a dimensional shadow, making your eyes seem rounder. I used a color from my e.l.f 144 Eyeshadow Palette.

Glittery Liner:
I wanted to add a bit of a sparkle, so I used bareMineral's Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 11PM to achieve the slightly glittery, sharp line.

Matte Liner: 
I feared glitter dusting onto my cheeks, so I used NYX's Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner for 1/3 of my waterline. I also used a White Illuminating Pearl Pen I got from BornPretty on my corners to make my eyes seem even livelier. 

Rabbits are very cute and look innocent, so I'm going to go with straight brows.

I got this Fairy Girl Eyebrow Pencil from BornPretty as well! It fills my brows very nicely and won't create harsh lines.

This beautiful pink color from Physicians Formula's Happy Booster Blush is perfect for the apples of my cheeks. I lightly dusted it on to give the impression of youthful and natural skin.

And to conclude our make up, I generously applied TonyMoly's CatChuWink Liptint in Cherry on the inner part of my top and bottom lip to give the illusion of pouty lips. I tired to focus attention on the center to make my lips seem smaller.


Whoot! Self photoshoot time again!
//cries in corner
This takes so much time, I swear. Many of the pictures come out blurry too (like the last one) because I have to make the camera focus before I go and pose- GAH.

I put my hair in a faux bob. If you're a regular reader, you'll know that my hair is actually quite long! I got in into a fluffy short bob by doing a lot of teasing. LOOL

If anyone would like a tutorial on how to do it, I would be glad to make one! <3


Here's the links to all the other zodiac animals! Go check them all out! 8D

Rat - Phailee
Ox - Misa
Tiger - Miss Louise
Rabbit - Gin
Dragon - Elina
Snake - Terri
Horse - Rebecca
Sheep - Ashley
Monkey - Kathy (dropped out)
Rooster - GaEul
Dog - Lala
Pig - Yomi


I want to happily thank all the girls who participated in this with me. <3 Thank you to all of you for completing my crazy idea! Happy Chinese New Years to everyone, I hope you all enjoyed this little thing we did!

☆ gin ★

PS: If you didn't get the chance to participate in this one, no worries! In the near future, I'll be hosting another one of these collaborative events! This time, the theme is Cafe Sweets. ;> Look forward to it! 
(If you'd like to join in the next one and would like for me to save a spot for you, email me at! I'm only limiting this to 5 people; if you want it, do it quick! *^*)


If you happen to follow me or like my posts, comment below and link your blog! I'll be sure to check it out. ★


  1. Happy Chinese New Year ^_^
    I love this makeup look, it definitely makes you look cute and innocent like a rabbit~
    I really like the way you did your fringe, you should do a tutorial on it!!!


  2. This is too cute! The outfit, hair, makeup, EVERYTHING was so cute! Love it!! :)

  3. Conceal, Don't feel, Don't let them know.. Well now they knooow~ LET IT GOO~ LET IT GOOOOO~

    Okay I'm done hahaha. xD You're so adorable Gin! The innocent rabbit look totally suits you! This collaboration was really fun. Hopefully I can participate in the next one! Happy Chinese New Year! ^^

  4. As expected - SUPER ADORABLE! Gin, you are too cute, and truly bunny-like. I really like the colours you chose to work with; soft, neutral hues that work wonderfully for spring, too. Happy Chinese New Year, and thanks again for being such a fantastic host! :)

  5. This is such a great tutorial! And you look gorgeous Gin! I really love the top photo of you! YOU LOOK LIKE A 10 GIRL. AND THAT LIGHTING IS BEAUTY AS WELL HAHAHAHA. PLEASE DO MORE OF THESE COLLABS, THEY ARE FAB.

  6. Gin.............YOU'RE SO DAMN GORGEOUS!!! PLS TEACH ME HOW TO BE AS ADORABLE AS YOU DO!! ok just don't mind me lol. But srsly, you're so beautiful in every way. Happy Chinese New Year 2565!! Angbao na lai~~

  7. oooo its finally up! i was really excited to see you on a bunny themed look, i knew it was going to be really really good cause you fit the bunny personality perfectly! you look SOO ADORBS here gin, even with out make up, you really are one of the cutest girls ever in the blogging community :)

  8. I COULD JUST HUG YOU! You're absolutely cute & you aced this post! I love every aspect of this tutorial. You put so much effort into this, I'm jealous! & I'm in love with those cute bunny ears! <3

  9. That's really pretty~~ Happy Lunar New Year to you :D

  10. You Look beautiful ~~

  11. Awww this is SO cute!! Your zodiac collab turned out awesome!

  12. Very very cute ^^

    恵美より ♥

  13. You look so cute Gin! The outfit and makeup are perfect ^_^ I've heard so much about the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder I think I need to get it for myself hehe

  14. aww this is so so cute *-* you look hella innocent and aww <3 Wish I could do a collabration too ;___;

  15. I really like it too! LOOL I didn't know my bangs could even do this.
    Thank you for reading! <3 Happy new years!

  16. sjofdjisop THANK YOU LOUISE ///V/// <3


    Thank you so much! *A* <33 I hope you can as well~
    Happy Chinese New Years. <3

  18. Thank you so much Terri! ;v; <3
    Gah, spring. It needs to get here quicker! QAQ //shivers
    Of course! <33 Happy Chinese New Years!

  19. Thank you so much! *A* I tried to recreate the fluffy look~

  20. Thank you Michellyyyyy! ;v; <33
    A 10 girl? Whats that? *A*

    Thank you so much! For reading as well. <3
    Happy Chinese New Years! ;v;

  22. Thank you so much Shayne! ///v/// <3
    Gawrsh akfios jiofs I don't think I'm THAT cute. CRIES BUT THANK YOU
    WHAT A HONOR ;;;; <3
    Happy Chinese New Years! *v*

  23. YES HUG ME 8D
    Thank you so much! <3
    Those bunny ears were on sale for a dollar and I was like
    Happy Chinese New Years! ///v///

  24. Thank you so much Mizu, to you as well! <3

  25. Thank you Jasmine! ;v; <3 I hope you enjoyed it. *A*
    Happy Chinese New Years!

  26. You should! *A* It's perfect for finishing a natural face~
    Thank you so much Lisa! Happy Chinese New years. <3

  27. Join my next oneee! *^* I'm hosting one in the Spring around easter/spring break time.
    Thank you so much! <3 Happy Chinese New years~! ///v///

  28. You are so adorable Gin! The rabbit really suits you~ ^_^ Hopefully I'll get a chance to participate in another collaboration you come up with! :D

    Love, Aimee

  29. Hahaha gin I feel you, I do the same thing whenever I self shoot my ootd xD like it's really hard especially with my crappy camera only giving me 10 sec timer haha. Btw I really love your look so adorable! ^^

  30. omggg! You look so cute!! I'm squealing in my head~ KYAAAAAAA <3
    Now I really wanna use make-up~~~~ KYAAAA

  31. oh no!! no monkey~~ D: I'm a monkey D: T___T cry
    anyhow, please do a tutorial for the hair~~ it's uber adorable!

  32. Aww, your look is one of my favourites! *o* Such a cute look, Gin!~ I wish I was a rabbit sometimes haha. (I'm a dog). *-*

  33. You're welcome! And I meant you're a 10, girllll! HAHAHA THAT COMMA WENT MISSING OKAY?! Very excited to see what you're doing next! x

  34. haha, no worries :) I'm willing to wait :D hehe~

  35. Gin, you are so gorgeous ^_^ Maybe we can do a collab sometime~

  36. Of course! *A* We should totally do one.
    Email me about it; we'll talk details. ;D
    Thank you for reading! ///v///

  37. So interesting post! I really love your blog! ♡´・ᴗ・`♡
    Let’s follow each other! I hope we will keep in touch. ♡
    ✿ Rinako ✿

  38. You are so adorable darling! You make the cutest bunny I've ever seen :)

    I just wanted to come by and thank you for the sweet message you left me on my post about my oma, you are so sweet and your comment definitely lifted my spirits up :)



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  39. You have a lovely blog!

    Please check out mine and follow. I will follow you back ;)


    Thanks ;)

    Lois G.

  40. OMG this look is adorable and you are really cute. By the way your contact lens are beautiful and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

  41. You look awesome Gin! This tutorial must have taken you ages to write! Thanks for the tutorial! :D

  42. I came here from Misa's blog! Ah this is adorable, I love your rabbit ears and that peekeaboo sweater!!!

    ~*~*~*~Btw, please check out my blog! I will happily return the favor for EVERY comment I get! I will follow back too<3~*~*~*

    Thank you!<3

  43. Thank you so much! ////
    Sure thing! I'll follow now~ *A*

  44. Of course. ;v; <3 I'm glad i could cheer you up!
    Thank you so much for reading!

  45. Of course! *A* <3 Thank you so much for reading~ ///v///

  46. Oh god, yeah. AHAHHA This took me forever!
    Thank you for reading! ///v///

  47. Thank you so much! ///A/// <3
    I already followed. <3 Your blog is great!