Questions about hair:
How can I describe your haircut and color to my hairstylist?
As of January 2021, it is a midlength layered cut with a soft face frame.
Where can I buy the professional bobby pins you use?
The brand is Diane, and you can buy them here! The right bobby pins can be a game changer in hair styling. And be sure to put them in zig zag side down!
Where can I buy the products you talk about in blog posts?
I include links to products I mention in blog posts so you can purchase them. Simply click on the product name, or refer to the “Shop the Post” widget at the bottom of the screen.
Will you do a tutorial on cutting or coloring your own hair?
I always recommend leaving that to the professionals, but after the pandemic shut down so many salons in 2020, I shared a video on Instagram all about how to trim your own hair.
How can I find products that you talk about on Instagram?
You can shop my Instagram here!
Questions about blogging:
What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Nikon D5300 with either a 50mm or 35mm lens for photos on the blog. The camera I use for more lifestyle shots is the Samsung NX500. I also use a 30mm or 16mm lens. I edit with Lightroom and Photoshop. On my iPhone I edit in the VSCO App
Do you have any advice for me as I start and try to grow my blog?
I wrote a 3 part series about blogging! Click here!
What is a sponsored/collaborative post? How do I know I’m reading one?
These are posts that involve me working with a specific brand or company. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really great brands over the years, and am very thankful for that! I get to choose which brands I work with, and which opportunities to decline, and always consider the following factors when accepting a collaborative post proposal. 1. Does it fit in with the nature and typical content of the blog? 2. Do I like the brand/product/concept regardless of how lucrative the campaign is? 3. Does the message of the post line up with what I would endorse or write about in the first place?
Once I’ve decided whether or not to move forward with a collaborative opportunity, I mix my needs for the blog post, with the needs of the brand. For example, I want to shoot anything that shows up on my blog, instead of accepting stock images. Secondly, I will write it in my own voice. Brands, on the other hand, may have initiatives like “spelling out the entire product name” or including details about the company within the post. Both for brand awareness, and SEO needs, these are things that I oblige with in exchange for working together on the post.
In regards to deciphering a sponsored post, you will see a disclaimer within the post clarifying whether or not it is sponsored.
I also use affiliate links for some items as well.
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