How to Beat the Instagram Algorithm Together

on March 15, 2018

Instagram has just been down right horrible to us bloggers lately!  Are you sick and tired of getting 16 likes on your pictures?! I know I am!  If your not in the 10K category group of followers than you literally will be stuck where you are forever thanks to this new algorithm they implemented these last few months.  But no fear because I’m here to tell you we are going to beat the Instagram algorithm together. I’m going to show you a few of my everyday tactics I use that has helped me gain more of a following + bring me a ton more engagement.  These tips + tricks have helped me gain 100+ followers in just 5 days!

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Product Review: APTO Skincare Surface Renewal Exfoliant

on March 11, 2018

When it comes to my skincare routine I am all about using exfoliants.  They are a must in any normal skincare routine! I think they are great to get rid of dead, dirty skin and I like to use one once or twice a week.  But who uses exfoliants that are always so messy?  I think any exfoliant I ever used is messy! Up until I came across Apto Skincare Surface Renewal Exfoliant! <- GAME CHANGER PEOPLE! The Ritualist reached out to me to try this exfoliant since this is part of their in house skincare products.  The Ritualist is a spa service that offers personalized skin care treatments in the convenience of our your own home.

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Product Review: The BEST Damn Makeup Brush Around! FT Artis Palm Brush.

on February 21, 2018

Hey Everyone!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again Artis Brushes are unlike any other brushes you are ever going to find, and use in this lifetime.  If you have seen my previous review on my Artis Oval 7 Brush you are well aware of the obsession I have with these brushes.  They are the game changer of makeup brushes and I swear everyone needs to go buy one and get their hands on them already!!! You won’t be let down or sorry for making this investment!!  It will be your BEST investment I can promise you that 😉

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How Facebook Can Help You Grow Your Blog & All Social Platforms.

on February 8, 2018

Doesn’t it suck when your blog doesn’t get the visitors or views that you really want?! I know it does because I have been this girl for the last 2 ½ years.  My blog struggled, and struggled when it came to engagement, and exposure.  On some days it still does but this one little trick has literally made a world of a difference!

I never thought in a million years I would be sitting here writing this today since I figured this would be a topic that everyone would just know about already.  But as I make more friends in the blogging world it seems not everyone knows how useful Facebook could actually be!  I wanted to share this with you guys because it’s been a learning experience for me and I wish someone would of told me this when I started blogging three years ago!

Facebook basically lays out the red carpet when it comes to your blog + other social platforms.  One thing that nobody told me when I started and I basically figured this out on my own was to join Facebook +

Join Facebook Groups!

I’m personally signed up to like 25+ blogging groups + I also run my own! In these groups each day there is different engagement threads like share your latest blog post, share each other’s latest blog post, use StumbleUpon to share each other blog posts, and so much more!  On some days they also do social engagement like share your Instagram, Facebook pages, Twitter, share your latest Instagram post for engagement (likes + comments).  The threads are endless…

In 2016 I had no idea about Facebook groups and my engagement was super low the lowest it’s ever been.  For the whole year I only had 3,763 views (that’s terrible).  In the beginning of 2017 is when I came across Facebook + these little hidden group gems!  My engagement in 2017 was triple what it was in 2016!  For 2017 my blog received 11,857 views (isn’t that insane in just one year?!) I couldn’t believe my eyes at the end of 2017!  See my stats below!
Just joining these groups alone has helped me make new blogging friends, (as you can see) helped increase my blog presence, increased my Instagram, and twitter presence as well.  If you are not signed up for Facebook I highly recommend it, especially right now since all the social media algorithms are all hay wire.  Now is the time to join forces, work together, and help each other through this struggle.  If you are unsure of where to start check out some of my favorite blogging Facebook Groups below:

  1. Blogging & Beyond
  2. New Bloggers Support Group
  3. Bloggers Unite on Instagram
  4. Blogging Babes & Business Bosses
  5. Beauty Bloggers Forum

These are not even a dent of groups compared to what I have on my full list.  I try to take part of these groups as much as I can throughout the day and I make sure to be really engaged when I’m present.  These are not the kind of drop a link and leave kind of groups if you decide to join.  You must be dedicated because these groups admins don’t like spammers and I cant blame them!  Don’t get discouraged by this either!  If you be yourself, and contribute as much as you can.  Just doing this will bring you success and those views to your blog we are all wanting and wishing for!

If you are already integrated in the Facebook world I would love to know what some of your favorite Facebook blogging groups?  Make sure to post the links down below I would love to check them out myself!

Thank you so much for reading Xo

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The Best of the Best with dr.brandt!

on February 7, 2018

I have used certain skincare products from Dr.Brandt in the past and I absolutely love his products.  When this opportunity fell into my lap I never thought in a million years that all these goodies (as seen below) would be in this box!  They literally sent their best sellers to us and I can’t wait to show you guys!

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