Uncategorized August 13, 2021
If you’re a natural, you can totally relate to knowing that there are days where doing your hair feels like a full time job! Sometimes doing your hair feels like another item on the long list of responsibilities you handle every day. I’ve got the perfect solution for you! I’m sharing my newest favorite hair hack: the headband wig! What is the headband wig?The headband wig is a combo of wigs and headbands attached in the front with the hair sewn on a soft wig cap. Rather than using lace in the front, a headband gives a more realistic and natural look. I love that this wig also includes lots of clips to have a secure yet breathable feel. Why you NEED a headband wig:-Affordability: The headband wig purchased here is much more affordable than a traditional unit. With high density and soft hair, it was worth every penny!-Convenience: This wig took less than five minutes to install, and styling is instant!-Diversity: Between a variety of headbands and styling options, the possibilities of this unit are endless!-Protection: The headband wig is a protective style that doesn’t require sewing, glue, or any manipulation of your natural hair. It can be taken off each day to allow your natural tresses to breathe. How to install:-Place a wig cap over your natural hair. I opted for a braid-down since I have extremely long and thick hair. -Put on the wig and use the clips to secure the headband. Fasten along the wig cap edges, then place the wig over the back of your head. Again use clips to secure to your liking.-Style! Choose a headband to coordinate with your look, pull the hair up in a bun, or leave it down. Overall, I give the headband five stars! I’m obsessed with the texture of the hair, the convenience and the price! If you’re looking to purchase a headband wig, be sure to shop with Luv Me for affordable, luxury wigs!
#sponsored This post is sponsored by @OptumPerks, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.In a climate where health is a priority, it only seems natural that access to prescription savings should be easy and affordable as well. While this isn’t always the case, I’ve discovered Optum Perks. It’s a game changing app that provides lots of savings, giving you low cost on prescriptions for you and your loved ones.Optum Perks can be downloaded through iOS or Android platforms, and in 3 easy steps, you can save money. First, you search for the prescription you want. With prescription choices ranging from Vitamin D to Amoxicillin, the possibilities are virtually endless. Next, you find a coupon. Optum Perks works with over 64,000 pharmacies including Kroger, Publix, and Walmart to ensure that your needs are met. With an easy to use map feature, you can determine which location is most suitable for you and your family. Lastly, you save! Save your coupon and present it when picking up your prescription. Easy as pie! Optum Perks App coupons can be redeemed at drive-through pharmacies or on pick-up orders, as well as used on 3-month-supply prescriptions if you are stocking up. Besides saving money, one benefit of this app is that it is absolutely free! With no membership necessary you can begin using coupons immediately, and will find that you’ll save more than other prescription saving methods. Anyone can use Optum Perks – regardless if you are insured, or not. If you have insurance, Optum Perks is perfect for prescriptions that are not covered by your insurance, or those times when using your deductible would be more expensive!What would you do with an extra few dollars that you saved on prescriptions? Check out Optum Perks to save, and when you fall in love with it, be sure to leave a review on the app store to encourage others to try it!
Having consistently high quality content will always be essential as an influencer. However, you don’t need to spend a fortune in order to create content that attracts your target audience, and ideal brands you’d like to work with. Today I’m sharing 7 essential tools every Instagram content creator needs! Camera (or Phone) When I first started out as an influencer, I solely used my iPhone to create content at home. Familiarize yourself with camera settings and tricks for high quality images.When you’re ready to purchase a camera for more advanced photography, here are a few of my favorites:-Beginner Camera: Canon M50-Intermediate: Canon 90D-Lens: 50mm Photo Inspiration Before you begin shooting content, have a gallery of photos to draw inspiration from. Use Pinterest or save photos directly from Instagram and recreate components as you shoot your own content. Tripod + Remote Clicker I utilize a wonderful photographer for my outdoor and family shoots, but otherwise I self shoot. In order to do this a tripod and remote clicker are must haves. I position my tripod where I’m shooting, and use the remote (connected to my camera or phone via bluetooth) to snap my shots. Extra tip: Easily hide your remote by holding something in your hands. Ring Light When shooting outdoors, natural light is always the best way to capture high quality content. When indoors, influencers often use tools that mimic natural light for a brighter, more airy feel to their photography. The Ring Light is the perfect beginner tool to do so. Easy to use and fairly affordable, it allows you to have great lighting no matter where you are. Props As an influencer, your goal is to tell a story through your images and captions. Adding simple props helps to easily do so. Plants, books or magazines, phones, computers, pillows, or flowers are all great starter props that you probably already have at home. Think about what you’re trying to portray, and choose props that align to the overall vision and aesthetic of your platform. Editing Apps Very rarely will content go live immediately after it’s snapped. In order to take it to the next level, most influencers use a variety of editing apps. From applying presets, smoothing, adding text and music, or removing objects, editing apps make content look and feel more professional. Here are a few of my favorites:-Canva-FaceTune-Adobe Lightroom-VSCO-Impresso-Retouch Share with me, what are some essential tools you use as an influencer?
Uncategorized January 18, 2021
As I continue to grow my brand as an influencer, one of the top questions I get is how did I start monetizing my content. Let it be known that monetizing comes with producing quality content, engaging consistently with your audience, and building a community of trust to use your influence successfully. Looking to begin monetizing your social media content through influencer marketing but you aren’t sure where to begin? I’m sharing TEN influencer marketing platforms that I used as a beginning influencer. Please note that the following platforms do not guarantee success in working with brands and simply serve as guidance in getting started. For more information on how to monetize your content, please feel free to reach out to me directly via XoCryssy. 1. Aspire IQ2. Cohley3. Heartbeat4. Social Native5. Octoly6. Massive Sway7. Popular Pays8. Influenster9. Influence10. Social Fabric Things To Consider:-Some influencer marketing platforms have a follower requirement. Do not be discouraged by this. Continue to engage, post quality content, and work your way up to this count. -Do not shy away from campaigns that offer exchange for product if the product is beneficial to you. I personally still take exchange for product for clothes, toys for my daughter, and electronics. Consider what is mutually beneficial and go for it!-Review the scope of work closely. Don’t overwhelm yourself just to say you’ve monetized. Know your value and stick to it! -Read the fine print. Not all deals are created equal. Know exactly what the brand expects of you and be sure you can and are willing to follow through before committing. Are you ready to dive into monetizing your brand? What further questions do you have about influencer marketing?
If you’re like me, fashion is all about taking risks and changing things up every chance you get. Still, there’s something about having essential pieces that help you easily style a look and transition well from season to season. Today I’m sharing three of my favorite Fall fashion essentials for every closet! Essential 1: Teddy Coat Every woman should own a teddy coat for two reasons: style plus warmth! As the temperatures drop, layering becomes an important part of the outfits I select each day. Throwing on a teddy coat provides instant warmth. I generally order mine a size up so that I can fit a heavy sweater underneath if needed. In addition to warmth, teddy coats are ridiculously stylish! They come in a variety of colors and lengths, making them easy to pair and dress up or down. Essential 2: Leather I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t call myself a fashionista if I didn’t own at least one leather garment. Though I wearing pants in my look, leather can be worn as a jacket, a skirt, shorts with thigh high boots, or even a full on dress. Leather comes in so many colors: I opt for blacks, olives, or rich wines for Fall pieces. Leather also offers warmth as it is a thicker material. Lastly, leather can be paired with virtually any print or texture, so your possibilities are endless! Essential 3: Leopard Print Of all the prints in the world, nothing makes my heart happier than leopard print. For me, it serves as a neutral that easily ties other pieces in a wardrobe together. For Fall fashion, my leopard print pieces are usually found in belts, boots, sweaters, and heavy cardigans. I pair them other solid garments to add a pop of fun to an otherwise boring look. If you’re here playing “I Spy”, did you guess correctly? Share some of your favorite Fall fashion pieces with me!