What is the “Snapchat Fam”?

What Is The Snapchat FamHow Does The Sanpchat Fam Increase Youtube Views

If you are familiar with Youtube you have probably seen comment sections riddled with emoticons. If you are like me you may have wondered why. Where did these emojis come from? The likely culprit is the “Snapchat Fam”.

What is a “Snapchat Fam”?

The Snapchat Fam is a group of individuals who have seen a Youtuber’s Snapchat typically announcing that they have posted a new video. In this Snapchat they will assign an emoticon for people to comment on in the new video. Commenting using the specific emoji will like the Youtuber know who was sent from the Snapchat to youtube. It is made to seem like an inside joke or an inclusive group.

Why there are “Snapchat Fam’s”?

On Youtube, the current algorithms organize videos on the main page or recommendations more favourably for videos with higher engagement. Youtube is considered a community and thus favours videos seemingly with conversation. While the brigading comment sections with emojis in not really conversation it is a comment none the less.

Is the “Snapchat Fam” bad?

Absolutely not. There is no problem with people wanting to increase engagement with their audience, nor is it bad for them to encourage comments for favouring of the algorithm. Every video posted on Youtube is likely made with the purpose of being viewed. And some people rely on their content being seen as a livelihood. On top of that, it is engagement. The Youtuber sees your comments. They can reply. I promise they will start to recognize names. It is a way to build an online friendship combined with your viewership. It is only bad if you feel manipulated.

How to prevent viewers from feeling manipulated?

If you are going to encourage engagement this way then you should attempt to engage back. Your viewers will not continue if they feel their efforts to help you are wasted. Recognize those who go out of their way in order to boost your views. Recognize that you are only as successful as others allow your hard work to be. ANd be thankful for those who support you.

5 School Outfit Must Haves.

5 School Outfit Must Haves Five Outfit Must Haves For University Students

I go to university, and I want to look good while doing it. Yet I want to stay comfortable all day. So these are my 5 school outfit must haves.

Yoga Pants

Plain black and skinny is my favourite. They can look dressier being basic and neutral. And oh my goodness are they the most comfortable of all pants. If you don’t feel confident in skinny legs they come in an assortment of styles. I go for high-waisted. It is made of a stretchy material so you do not have to worry about your waist being too tight, and it can help keep things ‘together’ if you aren’t happy with your tummy.

Basic Tee

I have so many basic tees for obvious reasons. It is a staple in most wardrobes. I can’t say enough. Tees can be dressed up or down. Wearing a statement piece on the bottom can balance the outfit with a neutral top, or keep the look professional. Not to mention, a recurring theme of comfort.

Denim Jacket

School here starts in the Fall. The weather gets cool very fast. If the sun is beating down on you it looks casual tied around your waist. And you look effortlessly put together with it being worn. I go for a distressed boyfriend style for a relaxed and slightly edgy vibe. Because I am a very petite lady a little edge can’t hurt.

Flats

You may love heels. I don’t unless to occasion calls for it. Then boy oh boy do my legs look good. But it is not practical to run around campus for hours with shoes that kill. Not to mention the stairs you will be climbing, and outdoor walking. Flats, athletic shoes, boots. Wear something comfortable.

Concealer

This girl tries so hard to get her beauty sleep. But it doesn’t happen. And believe me, I look like I don’t sleep.  I am not one to wear makeup every day. But in my full zombie mode, it makes me feel more alive if I look more alive.

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Multiple Outfits Equation.

Multiple Outfits Equation How Every Blogger Can Make A Month Of Outfits

I’m sure you’ve seen posts about taking thirteen clothing items and somehow it turns into 30 outfits. It’s not a series of creative people coming up with new and creative combinations. On the contrary, they follow a simple formula. You could easily replicate these capsule wardrobe ideas for your own. Here is how they make multiple outfits.

All it requires is:

  • One Tee.
  • One Pullover Sweater.
  • One Button Up Shirt.
  • One Plaid Shirt.
  • One Jacket.
  • One Dress.
  • Two Skirts.
  • Two Pairs of Pants.
  • Two Pairs of Shoes.
  • One Accessory.

With these pieces, it is easy to make many outfits.

It goes something like this:

Tee paired with each of the bottoms. This makes four outfits. Then the same for each top. So now it is 16 outfits created. You then have the option of adding or not adding the jacket, so 32 outfits are available. Once you integrate the two shoe options it doubles again to 64 choices. The dress can also be worn by itself, with a top over it, as a top itself, and these options have two shoe choices so the dress itself provides 40 options. Then every single outfit can be paired with an accessory. So in total, there are 208 total options for 13 items. None of these outfits are extremely different from one another, but you can get almost 2/3 of a year without repeating an outfit once.

It can be done with an endless combination of pieces. However, those that do it well take the time to show their audience a well thought out combination of choices. They choose patterns and colours that pair well in order to create a cohesive outfit without being too uninteresting at the same time.

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Why Birthdays Are Important, A Thank You.

Why Birthdays Are Important A Thank You A Thank You For Everyone On A Very Special Birthday

Today is my birthday and it is an important day for me. Not to mention that it is a big birthday. I had my closest friends and family spend the day with me. I invited my family to dinner and then my friends for a party. I will be honest that I don’t particularly care for the gifts. While I truly appreciate them, as I get older I care more about spending time together and reflecting on the past.

I look back on good and less fortunate times all the same. I reflect in order to be able to be grateful. My family is healthy, and my friends are fantastic. In spending a day dwelling in the happiness in opens this new year of life with a fresh feeling.

On that note, I would like to thank anyone who has ever read my posts, liked my photos, mentioned my content, smiled at something I said or did. And I would like to thank those who don’t like my content for at least giving me the opportunity. I appreciate that. I am thankful for brands like Covergirl for taking the time of day to send tiny creators like myself their products that they worked so hard on, and Subway for acknowledging how many subs I eat. And for my family and friends who support me. I am thankful for the oppotunities I have and for the people they are with.

So thank you.

Should You Buy Eyeshadow Pallets?

Should You Buy Eyeshadow Pallets Is It A Wise Decision To Buy Eyeshadow Pallets

Makeup brands are almost always coming out with their newest eyeshadow pallets. Different pallets are almost always being talked about. I myself am timid when it comes to diving into the most hyped eyeshadows because I am honestly not the biggest makeup user. I currently have three eyeshadow pallets in my current makeup collection.

These pallets are as follows: Urban Decay Naked Basics, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, and Mac Smokey Metallic Times Nine (No longer available). With math, each of these pallets is a better value than purchasing the eyeshadows individually, not to mention that some shades are pallet exclusive. However, this value is important. It is important because it is in the case that you use all of the eyeshadow colours. If you are head-over-heels for some of the colours, but won’t use some because you don’t like them, then it may not be worth it.

Price is also reflected in whether or not you already have colours that are the same or similar. Do you need four matte black eyeshadows, you probably don’t. I too get caught up in prices or deals from time to time. But I try very hard to think about it. I will put something in my basket, walk around, and they put it back if I don’t absolutely love it.

When I bought the Modern Renaissance pallet I knew the majority of the colours were not something I would use for an everyday look. Because of this, I bought it for myself and my sister to use. She is an everyday dramatic makeup user. Myself, I prefer a pop on special occasions. With this in mind, I have the two neutral brown-toned pallets for me and me alone. One is matte the other with mostly metallic.

Another thing to consider is quality. With these brands, I would never have to pitch someone to get them because they are well know for making amazing eyeshadows, which I myself agree with.

So when you consider buying a pallet take into consideration all of the details mentioned above.

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In Depth Skincare and Shower Routine.

In Depth Skincare and Shower Routine A Very In Depth Skincare And Shower Routine

As the months get colder I like to use a more elaborate skincare and shower routine. I am definitely someone who does not shy away from spending way too long in the shower. And if for some reason it is interesting to others like it is to me, here you go.

When I shower I use a lot of products. I’m pretty extra. I use L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oils Shampoo* and L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oil Conditioner*, and occasionally their Deep Conditioners. I focus the shampoo on the roots of my hair where the majority of oiliness and dryness occurs. I massage my head and it feels so relaxing. Then I rinse it out so that it washes down the rest of my hair gently cleansing the tips. I apply the conditioner focusing on the tips and only a little on the roots to help with dryness. If I deep condition it is only ever the tips. After that, I put it in a bun or ponytail to let it soak in.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash* in combination with The Body Shop Ultra Fine Bath Lily* is a great combination. The body wash gets super sudsy. After washing it off I use The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub*. I do this before shaving for a closer shave, and it helps remove dry skin. I use the Gillette Venus Swirl* for shaving. It is amazing. It swivels so well I haven’t cut myself since using it.

Then I brush my teeth in the shower. Weird, I know. I use a Colgate Toothbrush*, and Crest 3D Luxe Diamond Strong Toothpaste*. I then wash my face using my Sephora Collection Cleansing Pad** and Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. Then I rinse everything out of my hair and dry off.

Once I’m out I use Crest Diamond-Strong Mouthwash. After that, I start my skincare routine. I apply Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner* on a cotton round. After that, I use my two serums Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. SKin Quenching Serum and Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. Followed by my Sunday Riley Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, and my Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. Extra, I know.

Then I use my The Body Shop Shea Butter* on my entire body and Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream on my upper thighs. It is firming, and it smells delicious. I put in Verb Leave-In Mist with Bleu Lavande Lavender Essential Oil* I’ve added to it in my hair to remove knots.

When I go to bed I will put more on for the smell, and then add even more face products if I feel like it. In that case, I follow the same steps as mentioned in my Baby Soft Face Overnight post.

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How to Get Your Audience to Trust You.

How To Get Your Audiance To Trust You Steps To Take In Order To Build A Trusting Relationship

If you have the goal of being an influencer you need to build an audience that trusts you. This seems incredibly complex, but in reality, it is very straight-forward.

Tip #1 Always Tell The Truth. The easiest way to earn distrust if to not tell the truth. This is not just lying. This is leaving information out as well. If you talk about a product, and how much you love it, but you don’t mention something negative that you notice it is not the whole truth. If you love a mascara but the second you tear up remotely it is streaming down your cheeks mention it.

Tip #2 Disclose Everything. Not just what you legally have to disclose. I don’t have to tell you I was gifted an item, I don’t. But I do. This is because I want it to be known that I did not purchase it myself when encouraging others to do so. That just seems unfair to me.

Tip #3 Know the Law. You are legally obligated to disclose if you are posting an advertisement. It is the law.  If you are being paid to review a product in order to encourage sales, it is an advertisement. You may notice that people react negatively to you being paid, it happens, but you need to. It is not your fault that you need to get paid for the work you do. You deserve it.

The amount of products a person sees being advertised in a given day is most likely greater than what they expect. This is because it is entirely common for advertisements to be undisclosed despite laws in place to prevent this. If you do a little research beforehand and focus on what you would want to know if the roles were reversed then you can easily stay in the clear.

How Influencing Works.

How Influencing Works Find Out How You Can Become A Digital Influencer

People are no longer consuming advertising in the same way. This has lead to the rise in digital influencing. What exactly is digital influencing and does it work? Here is how influencing works. I will be specifically talking about beauty influencers.

How Influencers Start.

First, an individual has to put in a lot of time and effort. This is not only building up an audience – and in order to be recognized by larger brands, it is quite often a large audience –  They also need to have an audience that trusts them. If no one trusts the opinions you have and the recommendations you make the brands don’t want you to influence on their behalf.

Once you have a base a variety of things might happen. The companies could send you products. Personally, I have been sent products to try complimentary. The idea is that when you have a product sent to you for free you will feel like the company has done you a favour so you want to do something in return. You will use it and by using it in videos, or on posts it will be advertised to viewers for free. So instead of paying someone to promote their product, they are gifted it and it doesn’t cost the company very much out of pocket to do so.

On top of that, the individual is under no legal obligation to disclose whether the product was sent to them or not. So the audience may not be aware of the effect it has on their review. If you buy a $50 lipstick you know the value verse the cost, but it is swayed when this $50 lipstick cost nothing. It’s a great lipstick, but is it really worth the price tag?

Why Influencing Works.

There are less subtle ways of advertising too. Makeup brands may also invite influencers to retreats or resorts, trips of some kind. On these extravagant, spare no expense trips the influencer creates a bond and strongly tied memorizes to companies. If you love two mascaras equally but one company took you to Bora Bora which one do you think you reach for first? Probably Bora Bora. Am I wrong?

It all boils down to psychology. The mind works in interesting ways. You have been conditioned to appreciate the appearance of beautiful people. You see a beautiful person. One who’s opinion you trust, and see them using a product and telling you that is why they look so good, the mind makes a connection. They look beautiful, and they use that foundation. If you use that foundation you can look beautiful like them. This is how influencing works. You are lead to buy things by other people influencing your opinion.

It is more complex, and there are far more ways to do it, but this is a general idea on how influencing works.

Baby Soft Face Overnight.

Baby Soft Face Overnight How To Get A Baby Soft Face In Just One Night

Now I accidentally stumbled across a way for a baby soft face overnight. I have purchased 4 of origins face masks and love them all. I purchased the Original Skin, Drink Up Intensive, Out of Trouble and Drink Up masks. Today I will be talking about the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst. Oh my goodness do I love it. First off the smell is divine. I can’t pinpoint it exactly but it smells delicious, it’s like sweet apricots.

Here Is What I Do.

Before I put the mask on I start with a clean and fresh face. Josie Maron 100% Argon Oil is the dripped onto my face and massaged in. It feels really relaxing before bed. I then take a somewhat generous amount of the mask and massage it into my face, then I take more and do the same until it feels soaked in and then I go to bed.

When I wake up in the morning I have the softest face I have felt. I don’t wash my face in the morning when I do this because my face and sheets were clean when I went to bed so my face remains clean for the day.

If I am having skin that is behaving in a troublesome manner I will spot treat with Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera Gel*, which itself can be quite drying so combining the nourishing mask with it can prevent drying out my skin and ending up with dry patches.

The Results

I have done this multiple times and the results have always been the same. Feeling soft and hydrated in the morning. Baby soft skin overnight was not even a thought of mine until it happened, now I can’t imagine having a rough face again.

What do you do in order to get and keep a soft face? What do you recommend to do?

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Dealing With Early Classes.

Dealing With Early C;asses Tips for Early Morning University Classes

I know that 8:00 in the morning really isn’t that early. But to my credit, I have a reasonably long drive from my school.  So 8:00 means 6:00 am wake up for me. Not my favourite. And boy oh boy do I need every second of sleep I can get. Just like most people I’m sure. But I am a good girl and go to class. Here are some tips for dealing with early classes.

Tip #1 Make A Friend. If you have a friend in that class it will be way less miserable. You don’t need to be besties outside of class, but in class, it is good to have a familiar face to plop down beside. Especially if you have the need to complain about how early it is.

Tip #2 Give Yourself Time. Don’t roll out of bed with 5 minutes before you need to go. Your head will be very foggy and driving while half asleep is very unsafe. If possible I would tell you to exercise in the morning for a wake-up. But that would be naughty of me since I don’t. A warm shower is what I prefer.

Tip #3 Wake Up Your Mind. I might drag myself half asleep into my car, but that’s really only halfway to where I need to be. So I play the radio. Usually, it is the morning news, and some rock and roll sprinkled in between. And I force myself to sing along. That usually does the trick.

Tip #4 Morning Brew. I can’t have coffee. That is a big no-no for insomniacs. However, it could be perfectly fine for other people. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or just water.

Tip #5 Get Some Sleep. If you know you are waking up early the next morning then it would make sense to go to bed early. Eight hours is the common goal so that means I should go to bed at 10:00 to get up at 6:00.

How are you dealing with early classes?