5 gorgeous items now trending on verishop

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It’s that time of the year again and holiday sales and promotions are blowing up. One in particular promotion is free 1-day shipping and returns on every order through Verishop.

There are several other brands and stores having great sales and will continue to do so through the end of the year.

According to one of my favorite sources that I’m happy to be an affiliate of, there are 5 items that are currently trending and after checking them out myself are definitely worth mentioning on the post.

Oribe Dry Texturing Spray $22-$46

Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation $58

Free People Finders Keepers V Neck Sweater $108

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray $22-44

ASTR Sepulveda Cold Shoulder Turtleneck Sweater $98

While the sales may not be hopping on this specific retailer, this is that Free 1- day shipping. It’s still a win for those who choose to splurge on these hot trends.

So, which one of these pick was a favorite? Did you find anything else worth mentioning. Feel free to share in the comments.

10 sensational ways to clean and hydrate your face for the winter

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Summer is halfway over but it’s one of the most important seasons during the year to keep your skin care routine on lock. The sun is out and most likely you are too. But it’s why it’s so important to be incorporating these items if you haven’t already done so.

Skincare to me is so important. I might be a mom that can go without makeup but I can’t go without the essential skin care items. When I do put in the time to clean up my look for a night out or just for fun, I want to make sure my pores aren’t sticking out and my look is flawless. So these items help me out so much.

All of these brands work great. And they won’t break the bank. I have experimented with so many to find the right one and for me these are the best.

Clinique Mild Facial Soap

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

*These 3 are usually sold in a set. They work really well.

St Ives Face Mist

St Ives Coconut Oil Scrub

Simple Hydrating Booster

Simple Micellar Water

Simple All Balancing Cleansing Wipes

Kiehls Ultra Facial overnight hydrating masque

Mario Bedescu Hydrating Serum

I can’t begin to describe just how amazing these products make my skin feel after several weeks of use. As long as they routinely done they make a huge difference. I really wish I had these around when I was a teenager.

There are other great brands out there they deliver great results for others. What works for me may not work for everyone. But having the essential products are in the most important to achieve the best results.

What are your favorites? Please mention them in the comments and I’ll be happy to check them out.

7 strategic ways this free Webinar will help you master your IG game

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Struggling with your IG game lately? You’re not the only one. It turns out there are several people struggling. But yet there are still many nailing it. Luckily, since tailwind has connected itself to this popular platform, it now offers a FREE webinar to help you nail down a strategy that will help you build your business.

Notice now that the new algorithm is all about engagement. It doesn’t matter how pretty your selfie looks and how many hashtags you use. Take a look at your favorite influencers profile and how they capture their audience. You can try to copy everything they do, but chances are you will not get the same results they are getting right away. It’s all about strategy and figuring out how to stand out from the crowd and still yield growth and future clients for your brand.

So, how does this free webinar help you out exactly?

It’s simple in 7 easy steps. That’s right.

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There are 7 essential steps to take to master your IG ninja skills. Join in on the free webinar hosted by Instagram Expert Rebekah Radice. Rebekah knows all the tips and tricks to mastering the game. She knows what works and will teach you all you need to know in one hour for FREE.

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Be sure to take lots of notes as it helps to have a visual step by step guide to remind you of what you need.

In the webinar the 7 steps are as follows:

– Get to know the IG culture

– Understand how the tricky Algorithm works

– Find and build your tribe

– Find the best hashtags for your business

– Create Share-worthy Content

– Design an irresistible theme

– Choose the right tools

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10 Meaningful designs for your next Tattoo

If you have ever gotten a tattoo before you most likely understand the obsession that comes with getting one. Once you get one, you will have 20 more you will want.

Tattoos are a beautiful artistic expression that we like to showcase on our bodies for many different reasons. As stated before, they can be a huge obsession for some and it clearly shows.

Most people do design their own meaningful ideas and have them placed in the most intriguing places. I received my first one on my 29th Birthday of my oldest sons name with an infinity symbol embedded in it on my wrist.

For the record, my children are the only ones I will ever Brand myself for. Since in my heart they will always be my babies and nothing will change that. And perhaps my momma too since she is pretty much amazing. But that’s it.

There are other ideas I really like but have to carefully select the placement and size given my career choice.

There are several meaningful and creative ideas on what to choose and where to put them just in case they have to be covered.

There is an array of ideas all over Pinterest so be sure to check it out.

Mountains on Feet

Personally, I’m funny about my feet and I have heard it’s pretty painful but I still think it’s a pretty cute idea and placement considering you can cover it if need be. Perfect for those who love traveling and adventure.

Tiny crown on middle finger

Finger tattoos are so pretty and the perfect choice for minimalists. Less is more and very appealing.

Pinky Promise on Side

This can be very special for those who are ultra tight with their siblings or for besties who have withstood the test of time.

Story Quote can be anywhere

For all of you bookworms out there, this is a cute and colorful idea. The quote is full of so much truth and meaning.

Name and Roman Numeral Date

I’ve seen so many of these and really like the dates in Roman Numeral form. It can be any date special to you like your child’s name and birthdate or your name and special date. The placement on the arm is perfect for it.

Faith and Arrows on back

I feel like this is the perfect design for the mid back. It’s definitely on my list.

Inspired Quotes on shoulder

These are super trendy and still provide enough meaning and inspiration for those who might need to wear it on their bodies.

Dream catcher quote on side

This reminds me of the artists and travelers out there who continue to dream and live their best lives. The placement looks painful but still very pleasant to look at.

Still I rise on wrist

This is simple and a super inspired idea for those who continue to grow what they go through.

Galaxy behind the ear

Behind the ear is perfect for the most simple and symbolic small tattoo. Roses or small flowers are great here too.

* All of these photos were found on Pinterest. It’s a gold mine. There is something for everyone 😉

What are your favorites on the list? Please share your own tattoos and ideas in the comments below.

This posh fashion service sends me cute clothes every month for no fee

So by now I’m sure you have heard of many of the popular styled fashion subscriptions out there? You know like Stitchfix, Trunk Club, even Amazon has it going on. For the longest time I was debating on which service I wanted to go with. And I found one I wanted to try more than most.

It was Nadine West.

Nadine West isn’t really a subscription service. They send me a package each month and I only pay for the items I don’t send back. What attracted me was seeing a video on Social Media of an unpacking of a fun cute pink package. It was almost completely styled minus the shoes but it appealed to me because it was something I could actually see myself wearing. So I decided to just take the quiz and sign up.

Upon signing up I was given two options. A monthly package or bi-weekly package. I chose to select the monthly subscription service where they send me two styled looks and jewelry pieces once a month, and I choose the pieces I like the most to keep and send the rest back. I only have a few days to send the package back so I carefully and quickly choose my items and then return the rest. So far I haven’t seen any other charges but I want to make sure to waste no time and getting back to them ASAP.

Here are looks I selected in the previous months.

Since I have been with them I have selected 1 item that “sparks joy” for me. Since each item can price up to $25 I just pick one item per package. It’s a little gift to myself and I like to change it up. My first month I chose a fun maxi dress. Last month, I chose a cute dress shirt and this month I debated on a few and splurged a little bit.

But this is the looks I chose

Another thing I absolutely love is that in months when I can’t spend extra, I can email them to pause delivery for a few months and then I give them a date to resume. I will not be charged for those months that they don’t deliver.

It’s only when it resumes and I get my package, that what I don’t send back will be charged.

Nadine West delivers awesome customer service and I continue to support this service until they give me reason not to.

So if you are considering them, I definitely recommend them.

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I hope you found this post helpful. I really adore NW and I’m sure you will too. If you have any other questions or comments, you know what to do! 😉

How I made $79.09 in August with Ibotta

In case it’s not been made clear in any of my most recent posts, I would like to clarify here and now that I love to make make money. The best part is while I’m spending it. Wait, what? How is that even possible?

Well it is. There are several apps on my phone that I love to use religiously every month while shopping. There is one in app in particular that I’ll use more than most because I’m constantly buying groceries daily. I have retrieve something from these purchases.

Ibotta has been on point with keeping up with trends and rewarding its users with awesome bonuses for using it. The more you buy the more you can unlock to earn even more during the months.

There is always a bonus from week to week. Newer rebates are released and therefore unlimited earning potential. It makes that less than fun grocery run more pleasant.

Ibotta has been around for awhile now and has gone through so many updates and changes. From what I can see it’s only improved and there are some stores that make it easier to shop and earn than others.

Stores like Food Lion, Lowe’s Foods, etc have loyalty programs when you shop and require you to input your loyalty card number into the app. So when you shop and purchase a rebate item that you saved and qualifies you will receive your rebate once the app confirms the purchase. The downside to this is that it takes up to 1-2 days for it to update. But there are no hassles with receipts with that option.

Walmart now has barcodes on their receipts that can be easily be scanned with the app to verify checkout and give an instant payout from your purchase.

What I like about it is that month to month there are fresh new rebates available and they bring back popular rebates often. The one downside is sometimes you may not always be able to find certain products at some stores. I always seem to find most of them at Wal Mart though.

Be sure to check out this post 7 Apps that pay me in PayPal Cash.

This month alone I made $79.09. Probably the most I have in a single month. Usually, I’ll cashout as soon as I hit the limit so I can help pay towards my credit card payment but I’m thinking about prolonging until after the year concludes to see just how much I can make.

Based on the earnings where I accessed the app it showed me all of the rebates I earned from each day plus the bonuses I earned for completing the trips before the deadline.

This was obviously a big month for us.

I made $45.59 from just the trips alone and the remaining $33.50 are from bonuses. Some of the bonuses start out small from the beginning and then increase after each time you meet the deadline.

So, far to date I have made $469.97 with this app. As I said they are constantly evolving and updating the app.

I love that I can find something I actually like to buy and unlock even more perks. It ranks very high on my favorite app list. They actually just came out with the with Pay with Ibotta option that offers its users 1% on top of the additional rebates you can earn from your next trip when you choose this option. Just follow the steps to sign up and you can earn even more.

What are your favorite perks about this app? Any dislikes or improvements you would like to see with it? Feel free to share here.

What I learned from my first failed blog

I first started blogging in 2016. I had heard about it and was very interested in it but had absolutely no clue what I should have been doing.

I did know a few things. I needed to find a niche. Something I could write honestly and accurately about that was at a high interest to my readers. I pretty much chose lifestyle but emphasized a lot about my career choice, Acting.

While this may be of interest to a lot of people, it wasn’t well SEO targeted. Truthfully, I didn’t know much of SEO at that time and didn’t bother researching about it. Epic fail alert.

I also didn’t know too much about Pinterest algorithms or the importance of creating very appealing graphics through amazing apps like Canva.

I did eventually pour through numerous blogging posts I found on Pinterest and thought I had some things figured out. But I was still laser focused on trying to make this thing work and make money, I simply overlooked some very key details.

I made sure to post as often as I could and share fairly with groups I found on Social Media. But knowing now that was something I was actually hurting myself by doing this. I was blindly manipulating my view counts along with countless others instead of trying to organically grow my blog.

I also might have been shadowbanned a couple of times, still shocked I wasn’t actually banned from the platforms altogether. Very thankful but cautious from now on.

I also realized how important it is to use my blog posts to effectively market my affiliate links without appearing too spammy and breaking any rules.

Hence why you should always have a disclaimer. Always. It actually says that in the terms and conditions.

The truth is blogs take time to grow. It’s unrealistic to set expectations of how many views and subs I may get at this point. But as long as I continue to play fairly on these platforms, I know I will get there.

I’m going to disclose how many views I received last month. It’s quite sad actually. But I did make a very tiny and yet laughable amount from ads that display on this site.

It’s nowhere near enough for me to quit my day job. But I’m making progress. I see the light. And so will you.

If you are just starting out, don’t give up. That’s another thing. I quit both blogs. Way too early. Rather, I simply let them lapse and didn’t continue to learn and grow.

Please take in these few tips from my failures if you will.

1) choose what you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Write about that.

2) Utilize SEO to get ideas on what is trending so that you can use them in relevancy to your blog.

3) Quality of Quantity. If you can’t think of another post. It’s okay. Really. Just go through your old posts and recycle them to make them better.

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4) Use Canva for your images and graphics. There are so many free templates available with fonts made available to edit and use at your discretion.

5) Use your Social Media to promote and remember to stay classy about it. Don’t spam. You will get yourself banned real quick.

6) Have reasonable expectations and learn from others like me. Yes, pin as many posts dealing with blogging and actually read them.

I’m sure I’m missing some other key factors but I’m still learning myself. If you have any advice please feel free to comment. I’d love to hear from others out there like me that are going through the struggle.

How I compose my blog posts in under 15 minutes

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When I first started blogging I started having anxiety. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to blog about. I mean there is so much in my life that I have learned. I want to share with you all about my experiences and opportunities that I believe would be beneficial to you.

My first post was the hardest but also the most rewarding one because it was well received by my viewers. It turns out people like to read inspirational posts.

So each post after that became easier.

There are a ton of ideas out there but not everything fits in every niche. Especially mine.

I like quality over quantity. And I feel like you as my reader enjoy that as well. Being that I have already composed something you were interested in clicking on, and yet you are still here.

But before I lose you. Let me just get to the point.

As a blogger I can often be motivated by so many things at once. Literally I feel like this quote describes me too darn well.

That’s why it’s important to write them all down and then then strike them out one by one.

I have read where other bloggers use a notepad for their drafts. I mean whatever works for us we tend to go with that. I prefer to just use my blog app.

Having access to my platform through my phone allows me to draft on the go. I don’t have to drag my computer out at every opportunity and it just helps make the process faster for me.

So I would like to share how I can compose my blog posts in as little as 15 minutes.

The longest part is the writing or typing. Finding the time to keep it all going and flowing until the end. And that to me can be also the most challenging part. It all just depends on the topic and how much I really want to include in it.

Draft Write

So planning it out just like with any draft is really the most important part. But once that is done it tends to make everything else flow better and faster.

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As stated above when motivation hits I just start typing out my draft in the app. It automatically saves it in real time and if I ever need to take a quick break I also re-save it just in case something happens. If I already know enough of what I’m rambling about. I just type and then verify facts later.

I also have Grammarly installed to ensure I am on top of any errors to speed up the long check later.

Imagery

Also in between writing breaks I’ll take the time to search for relevant stock pics to help market my blog post graphics.

These are very important when promoting on the more visual Social Media Platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest. People are more inclined to click on your content when you have pretty or attractive graphics included.

That also means including any affiliate links I may want to plug in somewhere. I mean I have to help pay for the annual renewal fee to keep this site going.

Editing

So with all of that. Once the draft is done. I’ll read through a couple of times. Make some editing adjustments. Paste or attach appropriate links and graphics. And for the 3rd time allow grammarly to access everything throughly to eliminate as many errors as possible.

And once all of that is done and I’m satisfied with what I have drafted. I hit publish. And then there it goes out into the World Wide Web.

Huge Sigh of Relief.

All is well with my soul and I can get to fun part of promoting it all over social media and seeing the views roll in.

I actually have timed myself when doing all of this in one sitting and was able to submit a full post in just about 13 and half minutes. A few of which were editing a graphic on canva.

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Because it was a post promoting a product I actually know and have used. I wrote everything I knew and liked about it and just typed it up using links that I had copied into a notepad and pasted them. Attaching pictures that were saved to my phone and my grammarly keyboard helped along the way.

Sometimes the spark will come when you are sitting in your kitchen and you just have to go with it or lose it forever.

If you know any and everything about one topic that doesn’t require much fact checking or research, then it’s just not very hard to draft, edit and post.

Sharing content literally just takes seconds. Especially when using the Social Media buttons on my page. I typically don’t count that in the timeframe as I just continue to share daily.

so how long do you think it took me to draft this post?

20 Interesting Podcasts worth listening to on Podcoin

Just recently I posted about one of my favorite apps that pay its users to listen to their favorite podcasts daily and earn points towards gift cards.

Since sharing it I saw my referral bonuses adding up and realized how much of a popular post it’s been.

I’m very happy I can help others discover new ways to earn and now I’d like to share some of my favorite podcasts that I love to listen to that keep me inspired, entertained, and much more knowledgeable about things I never thought would benefit my life as they have.

Just to be clear. I listen to just about any and everything that catches my unique interests. I like adult humor, career advice, tv and film reviews, parenting advice, crime stories, and other oddball and otherwise useless knowledge sometimes.

But I felt some of these were worth mentioning because I do know there are so many aspiring boss babes that would love to know about these.

In case you might have missed the post about the app that pays me to listen to the awesome podcasts just click below.

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1. LadyGang

2. Coffee Convos with Kail Lowry & Lindsey Crisley

3. Speak L.A

4. The YouTube Power Hour Podcast

5. Wreak Havoc Film Buffs Podcast

6. Off the Vine with Kaitlin Bristowe

7. Living Out Loud Podcast: Health & Wellness | Valerie Vidan

8. The Fearless Women’s Podcast

9. RISE Podcast | Rachel Hollis

10. The Ben Shapiro Show

11. Whine down with Jana Kramer

12. Become a Workflow boss

13. The First Degree

14. Acting Real with Kat Foster

15. Dinner Sisters

16. My worst Audition ever

17. Confidence Confidential

18. Why we do what we do

19. No name actors podcast

20. Lauren Conrad: Asking for a friend ( coming soon :))

I’m sure there are others on my subscription list but these are my top 20 for the time being.

Yes. That’s a lot of listening time but anytime I’m cleaning or having my down time I like to listen in on an episode here or there.

Do you have a favorite podcast that wasn’t listed? Be sure to make a recommendation in the comments below and I’ll gladly listen in on it.

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