Saturday, November 22, 2014

Makeup By One Direction Unboxing and GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys!
Markwins contacted me and offered to send me the three limited edition makeup sets to review for you guys, and this post is going to be an unboxing of those three sets! All of them retail for $16.50 each and are now available! Markwins is so amazing and they offered to let me host a giveaway for you guys, which you can enter at the end of this post! Also, don't forget that the giveaway for the $25 Wal-Mart gift card is still open and you can enter that giveaway here! 



Products Mentioned (click to purchase):






So go ahead and enter that giveaway to win some of these kits (if the widget isn't working you can click here to enter too)! Also, please subscribe to my youtube channel and give this video a thumbs up to show your support! If you've tried any of these kits (or any makeup by 1D sets in general) let me know your thoughts on it in the comments, and individual reviews on all of these sets are coming soon!
-Sisi



FTC Disclaimer: All three sets were sent to me by Markwins. Markwins is also running the giveaway and supplying the prizes. All opinions are my own. I've never accepted money in exchange for a review.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CoverGirl #GirlsCan Makeup Tutorial & Giveaway

Hey everyone!
So I know that many of you guys have seen other bloggers do a similar post (click to see Hope's, Julie's, and Cali's), but mines is going to be different! I'm going to be doing a very berry fall and winter makeup look using all covergirl products! So go and check out the video to see how to get that look!

I also have a little GIVEAWAY for you! I know some of you aren't going to read down to the bottom, so I thought I'd say the rules here! You can win a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card courtesy of covergirl, and here's how you enter!


1) subscribe to my youtube channel (you can do so by clicking here)
2) leave me a comment in the video letting me know what your favorite covergirl product(s) is/are!
*if you're feeling extra nice, you can give the video a thumbs up because it helps me, but it's not necessary for entering!


So I know I talked a bit about the campaign already, but I'll summarize it here!

Covergirl is donating $50,000 to Dress for Success to help women feel and dress their best for job interviews. There are special edition packaging on the Flamed Out or Professional All in One mascaras at wal-mart. You can read more about the campaign by clicking here. 

Products Used in this Tutorial: 
Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation
Sophisticated Sable Blush
Daring Nudes Eye Quad
Flamed Out Mascara

Jam Twist Lip Perfection


Here's my #GirlsCan story...

I love blogging and youtubing and it is my number one hobby and passion in life. I spend lots of hours, time, and effort on trying to make my blog and channel the best that it can be. There is a lot of hate within the communities (not so much the blogging one, but the youtube one definitely) and there are people that don't understand what I do and almost come off as disapproving. I strongly believe that everyone can achieve their dreams, especially because many people are entrepreneurs nowadays, and I think that everyone can try hard and succeed!

Let me know what your GirlsCan story is in the comments below, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

-Sisi

FTC Disclaimer: Covergirl sent me a $50 wal-mart gift card and a flamed out mascara so I could purchase products to use in this tutorial. Read more about my policy by clicking here! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kiss Instawave First Impressions and Demo!

Hey guys!
So Kiss sent me the instawave to try out and review for you guys! I was super excited because I have really hard to curl hair and I'm really bad at doing hair, and this sounded amazing! 



Facts about the Instawave

  1. it's a fully automatic tangle-free hair curler
  2. easy for anyone to use, with either hand, and at any angle
  3. you can curl left and right
  4. automatically shuts off after 90 minutes
  5. 2 heat settings with a maximum 420°
So watch this video to see how I use the instawave and the types of curls that I get with it! You can go to this Kiss website by clicking here to find out more about this product and where to purchase it! Also, please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more videos!
-Sisi


Monday, November 17, 2014

Should Bloggers Use Ello?

Hey guys!
So I know a few months ago, Ello got a lot of press because it was the first social media that allowed optional tracking and no ads. It was said to be the "anti-facebook". I got an invite to join today (yes, it's invite only right now) and I thought I'd do a little post on it! But before I get into that, go ahead and follow me here if you have an account, or if you'd like an invite, leave a comment and I'll invite you!

So, do I think bloggers should use Ello? 
...Well I think that Ello could be really useful because it seems to me to be part tumblr, part twitter, part google +, and part facebook. You have the picture sharing that tumblr and facebook would give, you can categorize your friends like google plus, and you "follow" people like you would on twitter. The majority of people on the discover page seems to be artists or photographers, so I think bloggers could do really well on the site! I also know that it's growing in popularity (it already has over 1,000,000 users) and it's only going to get bigger. 

The problem, though, is that there aren't that many users compared to twitter, facebook, or instagram, so if you're trying to reach a large audience, it might not be the best site for you!

Overall I'd say that if you have time to manage another social media site, go ahead and use Ello, but if you don't, then stick to the bigger ones with more users! 

Don't forget to follow me on Ello (@misssienna) and let me know in the comments if you use ello and what your thoughts on it are!
-Sisi

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gail's Goody Bags

Hey everyone!
So this morning my mom was making goody bags for my sister's dance performance, and we decided to make a blog for her! It's called Gail's Goody Bags and it's going to be a DIY blog that focuses on goody bags! She just uploaded her first post today, and I'd love it if you'd check it out!



So go ahead and check out her blog, and if you want, you can follow Gail's Goody Bags on bloglovin here! 
-Sisi

Friday, November 14, 2014

Starting a Blog Part 8: To Disqus or Not Disqus

Hi guys!
This is going to be the 8th post in my starting a blog series, and it's going to be more specific than some of my previous posts. I was in a blogger chat on twitter around a month ago and people were wondering about the pros and cons of disqus. For all of you that don't know, disqus is a widget that you can use to replace the normal blogger comment system and it's what I use on my blog! 

Pros: 

  • The interface is a lot nicer
    • I really enjoy the way that disqus looks because it's a lot cleaner looking than the normal blogger comments
  • You can generate revenue
    • Disqus has an optional setup where you can display ads at the bottom of your post or you can display some of your other posts. I use both!
  • It's easier for people who want to comment
    • People can choose whether or not they sign in, and they have the option of signing in with a disqus account, twitter, google plus and more!
  • Installation is super easy! 
    • I swear, it won't take you more than 10 minutes to do!
  • Moderation
    • You can choose what you want to moderate. There are options to moderate comments with links, all comments, anonymous comments, or no comments!
  • Analytics!
    • You can get analytics for your site including the amount of upvotes your comments get and the number of comments
Cons:

  • The ads are bleh
    • the titles of the ads are okay, but some of the thumbnails are horrid! I'd definitely recommend just using links if you're going to advertise with it!
  • It takes a while to load
    • It is from a separate site, so loading can be somewhat of an issue...
  • It might not match your site well
    • I know on blogger you can choose the font for your comment section. On disqus you have a few choices, but not nearly as many as you would through blogger!
Overall, I love disqus! I use it on this blog, my lifestyle blog, and my sister's blog, and I wouldn't think about using anything else! I also know that it's what some larger blogs such as The Beauty Department uses! Let me know in the comments what you use for comments on your blog and if you think you'll check out disqus!
-Sisi

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Few Updates...

Hi guys!
I'm coming at ya with another video! This is just a few updates for you all about me, the blog, and the channel! If you read my blog regularly, you've actually seen a few of these things, so this video may not be super relevant for you, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!



...And if you don't want to watch, I'll leave abbreviated versions of the three main points here!

1) New content coming!
There's going to be a few sponsored posts and videos on some really cool products coming your way! My first one was on this RoseGal Kimono! 

2) Spanish posts coming!
I did a whole post on this, which you can check out here, but I'm going to try incorporate more spanish into my channel, blog, and social media accounts!

3) I'm feeling unmotivated
Help me out by leaving me ideas for posts and videos down in the comments! Especially post ideas because I've done over 600 on my blog already, and I'm starting to run out of inspiration!

So I hope you enjoyed this little video and I'm going to try to upload videos on my channel every three days! I have the rest of november already planned and scheduled, and I'm starting to plan December! Also, please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! It really does help me a ton!
-Sisi