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Featured Author: @mvd
Full On Sunshine Like Makeup Look
Images use with permission from @mvd
...this makeup look is inspired
by the beautiful weather we had for today!
This post is indeed full on sunshine. Everything about it is crisp and clean and bright. Each step in the stunning makeup job is clearly explained and illustrated. The cherry on top is a full video tutorial. If you have been looking for makeup inspiration, please do yourself a favor and check out @mvd's other posting as well. This is just one among many quality offerings:
My goal is it to share my passion for makeup and creativity. Teaching people how to apply makeup correctly. Posting step by step photo tutorials and videos is my way to connect with people who want to learn new techniques, since I'm a professional makeup artist.
Featured Author: @felt.buzz
"The loneliest man in the world": I am proud to be the first ever member into the Over100Club (oh and some Jelly stuff too)
Images and text used with permission from @felt.buzz
It is pretty damn impressive that @felt.buzz has managed to post a freewrite for 100 consecutive days. That kind of consistency and persistence is not common, but if we were talking about 100 piles of poop perhaps not worthy of celebration. Here though we have genuinely entertaining and fun writing from an obviously wacky imagination.
The monkey laughed and stuck his hand down Mike's underpants. Not the pair he was currently wearing, luckily. The pair that the monkey was wearing.
Jelly starts out normal enough when Mike decides to check out his neighbors' (the Jellys) yard sale, but very quickly turns weird in a deliciously surreal way. Get in the boat and float down the stream of consciousness and enjoy the wild ride.
The coolest thing about this post is @felt.buzz recorded video readings of the entire Jelly story (40 freewrites in all, read in 8 videos). Queue these up and listen when you have time and thank me later! Or go read them all now, the full text of Jelly is in the post:
I joined steemit in June 2017 but gave up after a week or so as I couldn't really make any connections. I came back in November and tumbled across @mariannewest's #freewrite group and thought I would give it a go (I hadn't written any fiction for over a year). I have written every day now since then and can't thank @mariannewest and everyone at the @freewritehouse enough. I am British, but live in France. I run a B&B, I create art out of wool and other fibres (needle-felt) and (thanks to @mariannewest) I write short stories too.
Featured Author: @joxus
"Pirrp" - Original Character Design | Digital Painting with Process Timelapse
Images used with permission from @joxus
... sometimes I'm not sure if it's me controlling the painting or the painting controlling me...
Feast your eyes on those colors! There is something magical about the hair and highlights of this sprightly character. The carefree nature of the loosely defined brush strokes toward the edges of this painting make it seem as if @joxus was just goofing around and this beauty coalesced on her own. Watching the process video actually reinforces this idea, it is really fun to watch her come to life:
I like posting arty things on the internet, so I've come to Steemit to do just that! :D
Featured Author: @trave160
God of War(2018) - Masterpiece Redefined (Game Review)
Images from "God of War 2018" presented here as fair use in review
@trave160 got his hands on a copy of the new God of War a few days before it was released on the 20th, and managed to finish the main storyline before writing this comprehensive review.
God of War 2018 isn't just a masterpiece, it's a masterclass of the Action-Adventure genre that redefined what it means to be a great game.
I occasionally hear complaints that Curie upvotes and features posts that have less-than-perfect grammar and use of English. I think this is a feature of Curie operations and not a flaw; there is literally an entire world of posters out there and not everyone speaks English as a native language. This post is a perfect case in point. I could point to a few issues with language but that in no way detracts from what an awesome and thorough review it is.
@trave160 has covered everything from storyline through gameplay to voice acting with many other stops in between. We get some original gameplay footage showcasing different fighting styles, including a bare-knuckles brawl with an ogre that is pretty epic. If you have been considering this game, head on over and see why @trave160 is so excited:
- Am an avid gamer, I was since I was a child in 1999.
- I mostly played Strategy, Simulation, FPS, Racing, HacknSlash, Arcade Fighting, TPS and RPGs. - Am a 26 year old male adult living in Bangladesh, Dhaka.
- Am battling health related issues, mostly around abnormal body ache, stomach problems and headaches 24/7 over the last few years. Treatment has been going steadily well.
- Am also familiar with a lot other aspects of pop culture.
- I do not have a streaming account....yet.
- I own both PS4, Xbox1 and a PC to boot.
- Am the 4th child among 5 children.
- Middle-class family.
Featured Author: @hetty-rowan
Heeswijk Dinther and surroundings.
Images used with permission from @hetty-rowan
Some of the photographs in this post almost seem like impressionist paintings, composed of diffuse shapes glowing with warm colors. As a collection of photos this is excellent, but @hetty-rowan goes farther and gives us the history of the Kildonske Mill as well to provide context. It is a long history - the first deed mentioning the mill dates back to 1433! Even then, the mill had already been in operation previously. The particular buildings standing now were rebuilt after a fire in 1842. Learn more:
As I was chatting with @hetty-rowan regarding this showcase post, she mentioned that her 10-year old Nikon D300s camera is beginning to have issues with its aperture and she currently cannot afford to replace it. One of the amazing things about Steem is that if you love her photography like I do, you can help out with real world expenses through the extremely simple step of visiting her blog and upvoting her posting!
My name is Hetty and I live in the Netherlands. My three biggest passions are my dogs, my camera for photography and my partner. Not necessary in that order.
Featured Author: @superjongky
REHOUSING MY M.BALFOURI IN A CHEAP AND EASY TERRARIUM
Images used with permission from @superjongky
TARANTULA!!! Erm... excuse me! Perhaps if you are an arachnophobe you should sit this post out :) @superjongky has some beautiful furry pets, and they just so happen to be spiders. Specifically, Monocentropus balfouri, or the " Socotra Island Blue Baboon Spider".
M. Balfouri is a communal species and @superjongky has kept these spiders together since birth in a plastic bin. They live in harmony without hurting each other. Our featured post details a DIY project to make them a more spacious communal abode:
To formally give a gist about myself, I am a Filipino. I am 26 years old. I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by profession and currently pursuing Master in Public Health. I love adventures, waters and beaches, modelling, explorations, going to the gym, songs and dances, cats and dogs, tarantulas, playing Lawn Tennis, journalism, arts, books, travels, cultures, and everything that interests me.
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Featured #mycuriestory author: @irelandscape
My @Curie (and Steemit) Story
It can be difficult for a new author posting on a niche subject to gain any traction on Steem blockchain. Curation groups like Curie increase the chances a quality poster has of being discovered. @irelandscape shares his perspectives on the Steem experience and what the recent Curie upvote he received on his mobile networking posting means to him: