Sunday, September 14, 2014

So you wanna blog on an iPad?

Hello guys!
So this post is going to be on blogging on an iPad or any mobile device for that matter. As most of you know, I got a iPad mini for my birthday and it's been where I've been blogging from the most recently. This is just what works for me, and you can tweak it for your needs and wants!

I like the blogger app. It's very basic, but it is good for getting words and pictures out in the order I want. Usually I email myself pictures and save them to my camera roll on my iPad, if I need pictures for the post I'm writing, because the app makes it super easy to insert them. 

The downside of the app is that you can only do very basic things. You can bold and italicize, but if you need to change the size, color or font, you need to go outside the app. Also, the app places pictures on "original size" and in its own row, so you may need to change that based on your preferences. Also, if you want to link text, you'll need to go out of the app.

So I go to my browser (I use safari, but you can use whatever you'd like) and go to blogger. I use this to change the font if I need to, link text, and fix the layout of pictures. You could do it all on the we page, but it's harder to add in pictures and it's less streamlined.

Now that you're done writing a post, how about Adsense or Analytics? Currently there are iPhone apps for both of these things, but not iPad apps so I would go to the webpage if you want to look at that. Also, the app doesn't show statistics, so once again, go to the webpage for that!

Honestly, blogging on the iPad is a lot more difficult that desktop blogging, but it can be more convenient if you're on the go and it is possible! Also, you can 100% use these things on a iPhone, but I wouldn't recommend it because the layout is just a lot smaller and it makes it a lot harder. 

If you blog using your iPad and you have tips that I haven't mentioned, leave it in the comments because I'm interested to see how others blog on iPads! 
-Sisi


...and as usual my in to is my iPad mini! It's seriously my baby and I've been on it a lot more than I'd like to admit! And my over is coffee! I've been more into iced teas lately. Especially the peach green tea lemonade and the blackberry mojito tea lemonade from Starbucks! Or milk tea!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Update Video!

Hi guys!
So if you follow my blog and twitter, you probably know all of these things already, but if not, I have a video for you!




I hope you enjoyed this video, and please subscribe to my youtube channel for more beauty and fashion videos! Also, check out the links above to see some really amazing stuff!
-Sisi

Advertise With Me!

Hey guys!
I'm selling advertising space in my side bar to bloggers/etsy shops/websites now! This info will always be in the "Advertise" tab in the header, but I thought that I'd put it here too!




My Stats:

All time views: 31,000+
Daily views: 150+
Monthly views: 4,500+
Followers (twitter, google +, facebook, pintrest, insta): 800+
Bloglovin followers: 200+

Also, yes the types are named after gossip girl characters! And more ad types (such as shoutouts and banners) will be posted soon!

-Sisi

Friday, September 12, 2014

Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey guys!
This is the makeup that I've been wearing for around a month! I switch up a couple products depending on the day (i.e. bobbi brown concealer or mac pro longwear), but other than that, this is what I've been wearing! It's great because it leaves you looking great all day (no touch ups!) and you can also switch up the liner, blush, or lipstick to make it more dramatic!



Products Mentioned: 
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Bare Minerals Foundation
Model Co Bronzer
Ofra Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Espresso
One Direction Take Me Home Kit (mascara, jumbo eye pencil, shadows)
Maybelline Baby Lips Peach Kiss

So I hope you enjoyed this makeup tutorial! Please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my youtube channel if you like my videos! Also, I need 7 more followers on bloglovin before a giveaway! Right now, I'm thinking about having 2 winners and I hope we unlock the giveaway really soon! Let me know what products are in your everyday makeup routine in the comments because I'm super curious!
-Sisi



...and I'm into my facebook page! I've been posting a lot more, so like it! And I'm over tofu! I got super sick from some bad tofu I ate the other day and I'm avoiding it at all cost right now! I'll probably be back to eating it very soon, though!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Makeup Essentials!

Hey guys!
So this post is going to be on my fall beauty essentials! I recently found out about Raise.com, which is an amazing site that let's you buy gift cards at reduced prices! I thought that it would be fun to show some products that I've been lusting after because you might want to check them out too! Also, I totally love the idea of Raise because it lets you save money! Okay, so now about those favorites....


First off, you need a good neutral palette! I don't actually have the Naked 1, but it's on my "to buy" list, so that's why I put it here! But really anything like the Nude Tude palette or the Lorac Pro would work really well! I like ones with deeper shades too, because it lets you go for a deep smokey eye! You can purchase the Naked 1 here!



This is a slightly different type of product and you might not think "light pink blush" matches "fall", but I love light understated blushes because it allows you to go bold with the lips or deep with the eyes! This one is the Benefit Dandelion, and you can purchase it here!

Reds and fall go hand in hand, but berries are a shade that I'm getting more into! Another on my "to buy" list, Melted Berry seems like the perfect, full coverage, dark berry shade! You can buy Melted Berry here!

So I know this was a really short post (for me at least!), but really, all I think you need for fall is a nude eye palette, light blush (pinks and peaches are best!), and a deep lip (red or berry!)! Check out Raise if you want, and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin because I'm doing a giveaway once I get 6 more followers!
-Sisi


*this post was sponsored by Raise.com, but all opinions and thoughts are mine! To learn more about my policy, click the tab in the header!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday #1

Hey guys!
I've been blogging for over a year now, and I'm nearing 600 posts (I'm at 594 right now, although 5 are still in draft form!) I figured that throwback thursdays shouldn't be solely for instagram, but also for my blog! I know many of you have read from the beginning, which I truly appreciate, but I also know that within the past month or two, I've gained lots of followers, so I thought I'd do a post featuring some of my older ones!

How I organize my makeup collection!

Beauty tips using lemons!

TheBalm's Nude Tude palette review!

DIY Crayon Candle

Why do you wear makeup TAG!

Best red lipsticks!

If you've read all of these posts, I'm thoroughly impressed because some of these go WAY BACK! Let me know how many of these you've already read in the comments, because I'm curious to find out! Also, check out all of these posts because they really are great posts that I love! And if that's not already enough, follow me on bloglovin because we need 8 more followers before a giveaway!
-Sisi



...and I'm in to filling in my brows! I can't leave the house without doing them now! and I'm over the heat! I thought it was supposed to be cooling down for fall, but it's been around 90 degrees every day this week!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder Review

Hi guys!
I recently bought the Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder and I thought I'd review it for you guys!

So first off, I'm horrible at picking out the correct shade! I was like 3 Natural, sounds pretty good, but then I get home and it is very, very, very light! But that's the good thing about powder I guess, that you can blend it out very sheer and the color doesn't matter as much!



This powder is so soft and fine! It's such a good feeling powder on the skin and it blends like a dream! It's also amazing because it's soft and fine, but doesn't kick up excess dust and product when you're swirling your brush in it, like other powders can do! The powder comes with the crown embossed in it and the packaging is very slim and sleek, although the lid can sometimes pop off if it's in a makeup bag with a lot of different things. 


The only thing that I dislike about this product is the scent. It is extremely strong and it smells like old hairspray in that sickly sweet way. I only smell it when I'm applying it, but once it's on the skin the smell goes away. I would be careful of this if you have sensitive skin because it can irritate people's skin, but I haven't had a problem with it! 

So overall, it's great for a cheap drugstore powder! It has very sheer coverage, so if you're looking for something to set a foundation, this is good, but if you want something more full coverage, I wouldn't get this! Let me know in the comments if you've tried this powder or what your favorite powder foundation is!
-Sisi


UPDATE: Since writing this post, I dropped the powder on the floor and it shattered like nobody's business. It is a very "creamy" feeling powder and I think that there was excess moisture so it crumbled more. I attempted to repress it, so we'll see how that goes!

...And I'm 
In To: my Beats headphones! I've been using them more frequently lately, and I'm loving them so much!
Over: milk chocolate! A month ago, this would've been my favorite thing in the world, but lately, I've been more into dark chocolate! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Serena or Blair?

Hi guys!
So when I'm watching television shows, or movies, there are always characters that I feel like are "me" and that share many personality traits with me. I thought it'd be fun to do a whole post on this, sharing what character I would be in various television shows!

Serena Van Der Woodsen - Gossip Girl

I think that in Gossip Girl I would be a Serena. I am not wealthy by any means and I am not a partier like she is, but we are similar in other ways. We both get things very easily. She tends to get what she wants very easily, and things almost come to her and are given to her. I work for everything I have, but at the same time, things also come very easy to me. Academically, I never really put in much effort compared to my classmates and I do fine! Like in AP biology, I never read the textbook (oops!) and got an A in the class; even on my SAT I didn't prep too hard, and got a 2000. She's also very friendly and nice (especially compared to Blair), but at the same time can throw shade and be catty too, which I think fits me perfectly. 

Phoebe Buffay - Friends

If my life was Friends, I would be Phoebe. I'm very neurotic and very, very, crazy and I think that I match Phoebe perfectly! I am not a musician, or a masseuse, but we are both very chill (unlike Monica) and think of the weirdest things to say! 

Sheldon Cooper - Big Bang Theory

I would definitely be Sheldon. I am very neurotic, but also very competitive, like Sheldon. I definitely don't like to apologize, ever, and I have a tendency to think that I'm unbeatable and that I'm always right (even when I'm wrong). 

Creed Bratton - The Office

Instead of being a typical office character, like Jim or Pam, I would be Creed. He's been a secondary character, but at the same time, has always made a large impact and has been very interesting. I love how his life is a big secret, and he reveals it a little at a time, which although isn't something I do, is similar to me. Instead of revealing it a little at a time, I keep aspects of my life hidden, and I keep aspects of my life to me alone, which is very Creed. 

Charlotte - Sex and the City

On the surface, I seem like a Carrie as we both write for our "jobs". Her as a freelance, and me as a blogger! But deeper down, I see myself as a Charlotte. She is very family based (as shown when she wants to have children) and is very cookie cutter, which is pretty much how I am when it comes to love and family values. 

I'll cut myself off here! I think that there will definitely be a part 2 to this post, as there are lots of other television shows (like Family Guy) and movies (like Divergent or Harry Potter) that I want to include in a similar post! Let me know in the comments what characters you'd be for any television shows, and don't forget to follow this blog on bloglovin!

-Sisi


... and I'm in to my sister's blog! I'll link it here if you'd like to check it out! and I'm over physics! It's too complicated for me!