Monday, August 3, 2015

Urban Decay Wishlist

Hey guys!
We're continuing the wishlists with Urban Decay! I've already done Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Michael Kors, so check those out if you haven't already seen them! I'm obsessed with Urban Decay and it's probably one of (if not) my favorite makeup brands! 

I know that recently Urban Decay's been known for their neutrals with the success of the "Naked" line, but I really love the brights from this brand! The 24/7 liners are my absolute favorite (I have four and am eyeing a few more) and they have every color under the sun! The eye palettes are always a great value, and I had to throw in Naked Smokey because everyone's raving about it! Finally, the lip products. I haven't tried any, but they look incredibly bold and beautiful, so I might need to get some!

Let me know in the comments what you think of my wishlist, and if you'd like to see a particular brand next, let me know in the comments! Also, remember this is shopable, so if you want more info on a product, click the image!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

What I Wish I Knew About Applying To College

Hi guys!
I wanted to do this video because the college application process can be overwhelming and scary. I went through it last year, and I wanted to share some of my tips and advice for any of you going through the same situation! You don't need to be a senior to watch this video, though. If you're in high school at all, this video will still be really helpful!

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I'll be sure to answer them! Also, please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to support my channel!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Michael Kors Wishlist

Hey guys!
This is the third post in my wishlist series! I've already done Kate Spade and Tory Burch! This post is on Michael Kors. I know that lately Michael Kors has been a little less cool because it's become more ubiquitous, but I still think that this company has hidden gems!

For me, I like the bags from Michael Kors, but I don't love it. I would rather spend money on a Tory Burch or Kate Spade, but that's just me. What I think Michael Kors excels at are the accessories and evening clothes. The accessories are more glamorous than Tory Burch or Kate Spade and they have a "wow factor" and a lot of bling. The evening clothes are great because they're classic with a twist! Obviously, this brand is geared towards a younger crowd, but the shoes are great no matter your age!

Let me know what other brands you'd like me to cover in the comments! I'm thinking about doing some beauty brands next, but if you have anything you'd like to see, let me know in the comments!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blogging Tip: Know Your Worth!

It's been a while since my last blogging tip post, I actually think that the last one was a part of my "Starting a Blog" series, which you can read here! I was tempted to put this post in that series, but this isn't just a tip for beginners, but rather for us blogging pros and newbies alike! So let's start off with a story...

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Sisi who ran a beauty and lifestyle blog. She was constantly asked by companies to write reviews on products she's never used, or websites that she knew nothing about for free. Being the cute, naive blogger she was, she said yes. The brand got free exposure, while she got nothing

Don't be Sisi!

Marketing through blogging is smart. Brands know that, and it's about time that us bloggers realize it too! We are providing a service, and we should be adequately compensated for that service. I'm not going to go into pricing in this post (if you'd like more on that, leave a comment below), but this needs to be a two way exchange. If compensation for you is exposure without getting paid, great! If it's making money, getting samples, or something else, great! It just bothers me when I see bloggers not realizing how capable they are and not knowing their worth. It honestly makes it harder for those of us out there trying to support ourselves either fully or partially because it lets brands think they have all the power. They don't. Know your worth and make sure that every collab, every transaction is mutually beneficial. Otherwise, don't do it! It's that simple. 

Also, one last thing on this note: don't let comps determine your worth. You should choose a number (if that's how you want to be compensated) and stick with it if you believe it's fair. Don't worry about what other bloggers with the same following as you are charging. Stick to your guns and know that if a brand passes, they weren't worth your time! 

I feel like it's always a touchy subject blogging about making money with a blog, but the truth is that it's a fact of life for many of us out there. I hope that this post helps some of you out, and if you have any opinions on this topic, leave them in the comments!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lipstick Envy!

Hi guys!
Happy National Lipstick Day! To celebrate, I decided to do another collage sharing some lipsticks that I'm loving and lusting after! Like all my collages, I made it shopable, so click the image for more information!

So, some formulations that I love are the YSL, NARS, and MAC ones! They are my favorite, and apply super well! And for the colors that I've been loving... Pinks are always amazing, because the neutrals can be used all year round, and the brighter ones are perfect for summer! 

Let me know how you celebrated National Lipstick Day, and what your favorite lipstick is in the comments! Also, don't forget to enter my 10 Dollar Mall Giveaway before it's too late!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Collective Haul!

Hey guys!
I recently got a lot of cool things that I wanted to share with you! A lot of these items were gifts that I got from friends at my grad party, and others were purchased by me or my parents because I needed them for college! Here we go!

Items Purchased: 

Flower Necklace (can't find link)

I hope that you enjoyed this video! If you did, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe! I'll probably end up doing one final haul before I leave for college full of birthday presents, but I'm not promising anything! :P 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tory Burch Wishlist

Hi guys!
I wanted to do another fashion wishlist because the Kate Spade one was so fun! If you haven't seen the Kate Spade one, click here! This post is on Tory Burch because I'm so obsessed with the brand! 

Tory Burch excels at natural and neutral colors! This brand is slightly edgy, and is for a woman with a mission! The shoes are amazing and even though they're neutral colors, they still make a heck of a statement! The bags are also really nice and fun, and I'm obsessed with the backpack! And lastly, the accessories are classy with the strong gold tones, but are really fun at the same time!

I'm totally going to do wishlists for more brands, so let me know what you'd like to see in the comments! Also, don't forget that this post is shopable, so click on the image of a product if you'd like more info!