Stella & Dot’s Independent Stylist Program

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Here’s a good news to all Stella & Dot followers and fashion enthusiasts, there Independent Stylist program  has been extended, so it means you still have the chance to participate and be include in this awesome program. New stylists who join now through February 7th, will get up to $650 in FREE accessories!

Here’s how it works:
– Join during this limited time offer—Now through February 7th.
– The stylist will automatically get $650 of free accessories.
– Achieve $1000 of sales within the first 30 days and get a $199 rebate.

About Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot is a fashion social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Their boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively online and through in-home Trunk Shows by Stylists. Stella & Dot’s distinguished designers create one of a kind collections that are adored by both fashion editors and celebrities.

You can check and sign using this link ; Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist

Fashion and Freebies : 2014 in Retrospect

BEWARE: a lots of tears on this post.

2014 may not be the great year for me personally but it was a good year for testing and reviewing new products.  I have learned new and unexpected things and got to talk with amazing people.  This is the time of the year when I get sentimental and giddy and tears just can’t help falling in my eyes.

As they say, don’t hold grudge, leave the hurts and disappointments behind and face the new year full of hopes and positive vibes so the energy that will flow in your mind are all positive thoughts which attract good things.

There maybe lots of disappointments and heartaches but it was indeed a year of discovery and fulfillment. Last November, i thought my blogging career will come to its end as I have been thinking of selling my blogs. The passion is still there but somehow i lost in trance and even though my mind are full of thoughts, my hand is just too tired to do so.

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I know i have been missing in action for a while and I won’t make a promise since promises are meant to be broken but one thing is for sure, with you still backing me up, I will still be here sharing my thoughts and although my journey on getting fit will still take a long road with bumpy rides along the way and lots of body aches, i believe that with perseverance and lots of motivation, i can achieve it. Cheers for more fashion and freebies.

This year will be a great year.  Let’s spread the good vibes. Reach for your dreams and achieve the desires of your heart. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Thank you so much for all the love and comments you shared throughout the year and watch out for new freebies and reviews coming your way.

 

Fitness and Fashion Blogger = how much does it costs?

Inspired by the post created by Jennine Jacob for IFB, i said to myself, how much does it really cost for someone to be a fitness, fashion or just a general blogger?

There are many perks in blogging, some can be invited to attend events where they were able to meet and socialized with important people in the fitness and fashion industry.  Some companies offers different items for you to review and keep.  Some even offers paid advertisement.

Even if your not beautiful nor fashionable but if you have the desire and have the passion, i know you can inspire your readers to try the things you have done.

Being a niche blogger is not just writing the one that comes up in your mind.  To be effective on what your trying to review or write, you must at first know what you are really writing about.  It doesn’t necessarily says that you need to be rich or wealthy to be able to buy different clothes or beauty products for you to write on your blog to become a fashion blogger or beautiful if you want to be a beauty blogger or sexy to become a fitness blogger but it is also necessary that you actually have the knowledge or tried a certain product before introducing them to your readers.  Afterall, how can you say that a product is good or bad when you haven’t actually tried it for yourself.  You can’t be an authority on something if you haven’t experienced it.

So, how much would it really cost you?

computer for blogging

Computer or laptop:  Php. 20,000 + Some find laptops or netbooks to be reliable because you can just bring it anywhere and everywhere you go.  But for me, i have been using a pc for almost all my computer life.  I have been wanting to buy a laptop, with my old laptop breaking down, i guess, i have to save up again for one. Because you tend to save many pictures, you needed a bigger hard drive capacity.

DSLR camera

Camera:  Php. 30,000 + for a SLR / Php. 5,000+ for a point and shoot camera

Point and shoot or SLR :  Going to events, i have seen many bloggers using SLR. I guess, this is one of the investments you need to make if you wanted to become a serious fitness or fashion blogger.   SLR are indeed more beautiful and produce high end photos but it can cost thousands of pesos.  So, if your in a budget or just starting to be a blogger, it is always good to have a point and shoot camera.  Although, you can always felt that awkward feeling when you see other bloggers with their SLR.  Well, it is always my dream to have my own SLR , maybe someday when my finances will get better.

custom domain url

Custom Domain Name:  $13 + or Php. 600 + custom url is always a must if you wanted to have a name for yourself.  It is just like branding.  Starting a blog with free blogging forms is good but if you are aiming to be a serious blogger with a name of your own, you must have your own custom url.  Well, it is always up to you where you want to get your domain.  You can choose godaddy or name cheap for that. Before choosing your domain name, think carefully on what you wanted it to be because you could not change it anymore once you purchased them. Having a custom domain name is very important because some companies would only wish to advertise to those blog who have their own custom name.

Domain Hosting :  $ 100 a year or Php. 4,000.00 Now, that you have a custom domain name, you need a company to host it.  Go daddy offers hosting but there are lots of hosting company that offers great services with less down time. If you choose to get your domain name with Blogger.com , it was automatically hosted with google, so you don’t need to get another hosting for that.  But of course, having a blog with wordpress is a lot flexible because you can do many things with your blog and introduce different plugins.

Internet Connection:  Php. 1,000 + A computer and a blog without internet connection is just plain useless.  You could not just go to the nearby mall for you to upload a new post.  Although, it would be very frugal but it could cause you great problems especially if you are in a rush to do some posts.

Beauty and Fashion Products:  Varied price :  If your trying to build a serious and important reviews in your beauty or fashion blogs, you need products for that and sometimes, it can cost you a lot of money.  But the more you review, the more advertisers or company would see you as a reliable blogger.

To become a fitness and fashion blogger takes a lot of effort of looking good,

So, what do you think are the other things to help you become a fashion or fitness blogger? With that big amount of money needed to start a fitness and fashion blog, would you still want to be a fitness and fashion blogger?

Pixie Dust Heels – a pixies for your feet

Fixie dust heels- trunk show manila

I love shoes.  I guess every woman loves them.  Whether it was flat  or high heels, beautiful shoes are something worth buying and worth keeping.

Just seeing this today, makes my heart jumps and wanted to have one.  I’m a die hard fan of beautiful shoes and since the time i have seen different high heeled shoes, i remember my precious corporate world before.

I don’t know if i can still have the chance to wear something like this or maybe i can be as sexy as this model.  Wishes and more wishes, that is one thing i know i can surely do. Maybe, my fairy god mother would be kind enough to lend me a day or two for me to wear a beautiful shoes just like this Trunk Show’s pixie dust heels and attend a ball that would make every one turn around and look at my Shoes 🙂

 

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