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Shows to watch if you miss traveling

Shows to watch if you miss traveling

Are you traveling Withdrawals?

I wanted to create this post with everything that’s going on to inspire you and get you excited about traveling. Keep on reading to hear my tips and find out the five shows my husband and I enjoy watching and made us want to get back to travel again.

Let’s dive right in!

We have missed traveling a lot and wanted to find a way to travel while staying home. During these uncertain times, it can be easy to get caught up in the negativity about never being able to travel again like you used to. Even our five years old daughter has expressed her feelings and even cried about wanting to travel again.

 

 What you can do to help with Traveling Withdrawals are:

1) Look at old pictures and videos from past trips to remember and enjoy the feelings you had when you had visited those places.

2) Plan out your next trip by looking through magazines, websites, and Social media pictures will give you hope and excitement to get you ready for your next vacation.

3) Find some good shows to watch about traveling as it’s the cheapest and safest way to travel while you are at home

 

My husband and I have finally been able to sit down and watch some shows together. It’s such a nice feeling to relax and watch a show about new places we have never traveled to before or recognize the places we have been to.

 

I will be sharing five shows that my husband and I are currently loving in today’s post and have gotten us excited to travel again in 2021.

Five Shows To Binge Watch If You Miss Traveling

ONE

Down to Earth

This show is about sustainable practices other countries are using to promote better living. We learned many new ideas and facts that had inspired us to live differently. The show barely has any background music or sound effects that make you feel you are traveling with the crew.

TWO

Street Food: Asia

As you know, I’m from Thailand, and watching Street Food: Asia reminds me a lot of staying and traveling in Asia. You learn personal stroys of people who live there and how delicious cooking food has given them purpose in life. After watching this show, my husband and I plan to go to Osaka, Japan, to visit a new place and try some fresh Japanese food. Interestingly, when I was studying for my bachelor’s, I planned to pursue my master’s degree in Osaka. It will be interesting to visit there with my family.

THREE

Emily in Paris

One of the most romantic cities everyone dreams of, Emily in Paris is about an American girl who gets to work in Paris. This show has lots of mixed reviews, but I have found it to be very enjoyable and beautiful to see all the different sights. You will defiantly feel like you are traveling when watching this show. Can’t wait for season two!

FOUR

Our Planet

This Docuseries is about our impact on the planet and how both wilderness and wildlife are being affected. You get to see some extraordinary shots of the world and natural habitats that people have never seen before. Our daughter loved watching this as she could see new wildlife for the first time. The show has inspired us to want to visit travel destinations that include exploring new wildernesses.

FIVE

Chasing Coral

If you like to scuba diving or go snorkeling, Chasing Coral will bring back some of those memories. The documentary is about how ocean life is critical to our survival, and coral reefs have been impacted by climate change.

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.”

– Samuel Johnson

I hope you get excited about traveling again and can plan out your next trip soon.

We are planning to visit so many places next year and can’t wait to share our trips with you.

 

Thank you for stopping by All About Good Vibes.

Stay safe and healthy, and I hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

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The shampoo and conditioner that work and won’t break your bank nor hurt bunnies!

The shampoo and conditioner that work and won’t break your bank nor hurt bunnies!

If you are looking for a hair care product that works, you have to give this post some attention. I am very picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, and today, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite pairs that’s not only great for your hair but also great for your wallet.

 

Keep on reading to learn more.

This post has been sponsored by WOW Skin Science. All opinions are my own.

Choosing the right hair care products for my hair is very important to me as I only pursue products that work for my dry scalp and hair loss conditions. Also, I only support natural hair care brands who won’t test their products on animals. WOW Skin Science is one of the best hair care brands I have admired for years.

 

I discovered WOW Skin Science in 2018 and have enjoyed using their shampoo and conditioner since. The shampoo features raw apple cider vinegar, from Himalayan Apples- the star ingredients that makes the product so special. The apple cider vinegar acts as natural properties that help balance the hair and scalp pH levels to combat scalp issues, flakes, and dryness.

 

While you can pair your shampoo with any conditioner, I recommend using the WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk Conditioner. It is formulated with coconut milk extract, coconut oil, and other natural powerful ingredients to strengthen hair fibers and give your hair extra moisture and hydration.

 

Before we get into my thoughts about the products, let’s learn about the brand a little bit and why you should support them. 

Powered by Nature

WOW Skin Science was born in Himalayan, India. Their products combine time-tested ingredients from nature with innovative formulations backed by science to deliver 100% vegan haircare, skincare, face, and body grooming essentials that work. Their products are made in India without artificial additives, harmful synthetic chemicals, or animal testing.  

Women Empowerment

The company also supports women empowerment and social change as their current employees consist of 80% of women. They provide and support their women employees with the necessary platforms, and financial stability has been the company’s backbone.

Money-Back Guarantee Policy

They believe in their products and want to ensure that you will be satisfied with the results after using their products. So, they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee where you can shop worry-free.

Affordable with Visible Results

You can purchase the products from WOW Skin Science products and won’t break your bank as their products are affordable and give the results that you can see yourself after a few uses.

 

 

Without further ado, I am sharing my thoughts about the shampoo and conditioner below.  

WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo – The Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo

What I love about this shampoo is that it smells SO good! With Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as one of its main ingredients, it makes this shampoo smell as yummy as if you are perfuming your hair with apple juice. Sounds delicious, right? I can’t stop smelling my hair! 

 

Not only is the scent pleasant, but this shampoo is also paraben and sulfate-free, tested to be completely safe and harmless to hair and scalp, and never tested on animals.

 

This shampoo also has argan oil and almond oil that help repair damaged and restore hair strand vitality to thicken hair shafts. It also provides nourishment to promote healthier, shinier, and enhance hair health.

 

Besides its beautiful scent, I also love how easy it is to apply on and rinse it off. My hair feels very clean and shinier. My scalp isn’t drying and doesn’t have any visible flaky, dry scalps showing, and this was before using the conditioner!      

 

The price of this shampoo is $19.94. 

WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk Conditioner

After using WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo, I use WOW Coconut Milk Conditioner. This conditioner features Coconut Milk Extract, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, which helps target and restore dry hair, making your hair soft, hydrated, and healthy. 

 

What I love about this conditioner is that it leaves my hair soft, smooth, and silky to the touch. My hair even feels thicker and less falling. 

 

This conditioner is free of parabens and sulfates. It’s also tested to be completely safe and harmless to hair and scalp and never tested on animals.

 

I recommend you try if you have concerns about hair loss and need natural hair care products to help with this issue. The formula is very gentle and won’t irritate your scalp.  

 

The price of this conditioner is $14.95. 

 

When you buy the set, it only cost you $29.95. It’s so worth the money with the 500 ml bottle and the results you will see afterward. 

I hope you find this post helpful when you pick out your next shampoo and conditioner.  

 

You can visit www.buywow.com to learn more about their haircare, skincare, and more natural products and tips they share on their “How To WOW” blog section.

 

Let’s give your hair a treat and enjoy all the compliments you will receive! 

 

Bad hair day? Ain’t nobody got the time for that!

 

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Lesson Ten:  Expanding Your Brand | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Lesson Ten: Expanding Your Brand | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Welcome to “Influencer Tips Tuesday,” an ongoing lesson that releases every Tuesdays for new and upcoming influencers to become a mindful and successful creator from day one.

Today, we are at the last lesson where we will focus on expanding your brand to gain more authority and build your influence. 

Read on to learn more about  Lesson Ten: Expanding Your Brand  | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

*Disclaimer: All statements in this post are from my personal experiences and perspective. There is no right or wrong way to becoming a successful influencer as success is defined differently for each person. I share my knowledge with those who believe in becoming a successful and mindful influencer—those who don’t mind working hard to achieve their dreams.

Today, we are at the last lesson where we will focus on expanding your brand to gain more authority and build your influence.

Since 2019, Instagram has frequently updated its algorithm, which affected everyone’s reaches and impressions. Some unfortunate accounts who had established a big following to over 100K+ got deleted and couldn’t get their accounts back up and running like normal. That was bad luck, and I feel sorry for those who experienced it! What they had to do was to start all over again from ZERO.

I, too, got affected by the changes and couldn’t reach my audience like I used to. I had to think of new ways to reach my followers, who cannot see as much of my content as before.

We all can fix these problems by keeping on creating great content and engaging more with others to show your presence. You can also spend money on ads so you can reach more people or use different hashtags. The only issue with these is that you will need to take many trials and errors before knowing what the hashtag sets will drive you more traffic and what ads work best.

Should you start a TikTok account or other social media accounts?

Yes, you can. But it will be just like you are creating another Instagram account or any other new social media account in which you won’t have control over their algorithms.

When a trendy channel gets introduced to people, you definitely can take advantage of the new channels and start from zero like other influencers. But I want to point out here is that you don’t know how long it will be popular for and if it will drop off or its algorithm will change. This is one of the risks you have to be aware of when building your influence on a newly launched platform.

Start a blog

Many people look at a blog as another platform to get collaborations, but they forget that you OWN this platform. There won’t be any algorithm changes unless you are changing how to navigate your blog yourself. Guys, you NEED a blog.

 

According to unverified sources, blog traffic across the internet is going down, and people are encouraging you NOT to start a blog. Wait…what?!?! In my opinion, this is a LIE. Think about it, you creating a blog is like creating another competitor for other people. And when to many competitors join in, it can scare some about what to do. Depending on who is talking, it’s all aimed to benefit someone’s business.  

 

But stats don’t lie as blogging has grown by 12% since 2015 and 77% of internet users read blogs, 2020. (optinmonster)

Here are the latest Blogging Statistics and Trends in 2020, you might want to take a look at.

 

If Blogging and having your own blog is bad, why do marketers focus more on blogging than ever before? Marketers who prioritize business blogging efforts are 13x more likely to see positive ROI (Source: HubSpot)

 

I have been approached many times by different marketers and companies wanting me to write a blog post and link back to them. Why would they care so much about backlinks to their website if blogging is so-called ‘Dieing’?

 

They do this to drive more traffic to their website and create an authority in their expertise topics.

 

Blogging is helping people to find more information and support each other through linking to relevant articles. It creates a space for users to engage in and learn new things. 

Build your email list/ community

Having an email list is a great way to expand your brand. Not only does it give you something that you can control, but it allows you to stay engaged with your audience. Your email list gives you direct access to your follower’s inbox where you have a better chance of being seen in then if posting on Instagram and hoping for all your followers to see your content. It’s the only place where you will get 100% reach every time you send out an email.     

      

Emailing content marketing pieces generates a 38x return for every 1$ spent (Source: Campaign Monitor)

 

By creating an email list, you are building a customer base that you can control and potentially sell a product. There is no other place where you have as much control of your content and how it gets sent to people than an email list. 

Share with me:

Do you find having a blog to be helpful?

As the blogging statistics show, it doesn’t seem like blogging is going anywhere anytime soon. It’s still totally relevant in 2020 and is continually rising for 2021.

What you have to do now is build a channel where you have control over like having your blog and start building an email list where you can directly reach out to people who care about what you create. See my post here where I walk you through how to create a blog

Also check out BlogBrandandBeyond.com for my courses and tips.

 

If you have any questions, leave your comments, or DM me on Instagram @CuratedByMollie.

 

If you missed last week’s lesson, check out  Lesson Nine: Brand Outreach.

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

 

See you again soon!

xx,

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Lesson Nine: Brand Outreach | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Lesson Nine: Brand Outreach | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Welcome to “Influencer Tips Tuesday,” an ongoing lesson that releases every Tuesdays for new and upcoming influencers to become a mindful and successful creator from day one.

 

Today, we will focus on how to reach out to brands to introduce yourself and discuss collaboration opportunities.

 

Read on to learn more about Lesson Nine: Brand Outreach | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

 

*Disclaimer: All statements in this post are from my personal experiences and perspective. There is no right or wrong way to becoming a successful influencer as success is defined differently for each person. I share my knowledge with those who believe in becoming a successful and mindful influencer—those who don’t mind working hard to achieve their dreams.

Today we will discuss how to reach out to brands and tips on including in your emails. But before reaching out, there are some things to keep in mind.
1) Make sure you like the brands you will work with and would use or already use the products even if you don’t get paid.
2) Also, ask yourself if your followers will benefit from promoting a new product for a brand.
3) Ensure that the brand aligns with your brand, including its missions, vision, target audience, etc.

Although there are many brands out there with budgets to pay influencers and want you to help sell for them, working with every single brand is not a good idea. You will come off as wanting to make money and not making a meaningful impact on your followers’ lives. This will discourage your followers from wanting to see your content and might end up with them unfollowing you.

Below I have three tips to follow when reaching out to brands.

So let’s get started.

Three Tips When Reaching Out to Brands as an Instagram Influencer

One:

How to get in contact with brands

First, you will need to find the contact info of the brands you would like to work with, which can be done by finding an email listed on their website or Instagram. Usually, there is a ‘contact us’ section at the bottom of a brand’s website, and there you will be able to find a brand’s contact info.

If you can’t find any information, you can DM them on Instagram and ask for a specific person to talk to and get in touch with. LinkedIn is also another way to connect with brands, but the quickest way is to get into their DM.

Once you have their contact, the next step is to send out the first email.

Two:

What to say in the first email

Your first email needs to include some basic information about you, such as your name, IG Handel, your stats, and why you think you would be the right person the brand should work with.

Include reasons for how you can add value to the brand and what partnering with you would do for their brand. You have to make sure you show your authority and connection you have with your audience to brands. This is the chance you get to let brands know why you would be a great asset to their campaigns.

You can mention that you have a media kit and are happy to send it over for review in this first email.

A media kit will show more in-depth detail about your brand, you, and your follower demographic. It is a good piece of document you should have ready before reaching out.

Three:

How to follow up to an email and when to move on

It’s good practice to follow up on an email after one week. Your email can be as simple as checking in to see if they got your last email as they might have missed it. After about two follow up emails with no response is a sign that the brands are either not interested or too busy to respond. Your email might get lost in their inbox as well, and that’s why it’s always good to send a follow up email.

If you don’t get the response, you can try two more times, but the last email you send out should be professional and let them know that you will be in touch in the next month or quarter. Don’t be rude and let your anger out as this is a professional job, and you might miss all the opportunities with one rude email.

Share with me:

What did you do in the past when brands didn’t respond to your email?

When reaching out to brands, either by email or DM, always make sure you are professional, responding to brands promptly, and not getting discouraged if you get rejected or are ignored. It’s all about being persistent, never giving up, and staying positive. There will be ups and downs, but as long as you make a plan and stick to it, you are sure to find success.

 

I hope you found this post helpful and stay tuned for next week’s Influencer Tips Tuesday on the last lesson, Lesson Ten: Expanding Your Brand.  

 

If you have any questions, leave your comments, or DM me on Instagram @CuratedByMollie.

 

If you missed last week’s lesson, check out  Lesson Eight: Getting Noticed by Brands

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

 

See you next Tuesday for more tips!

xx,

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Lesson Eight: Getting Noticed by Brands | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Lesson Eight: Getting Noticed by Brands | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

Welcome to “Influencer Tips Tuesday,” an ongoing lesson that releases every Tuesdays for new and upcoming influencers to become a mindful and successful creator from day one.

 

Today, we will focus on how to get noticed by brands or at least get on their radar for potential collaboration opportunities.

 

Read on to learn more about Lesson Eight: Getting Noticed by Brands | #InfluencerTipsTuesday

*Disclaimer: All statements in this post are from my personal experiences and perspective. There is no right or wrong way to becoming a successful influencer as success is defined differently for each person. I share my knowledge with those who believe in becoming a successful and mindful influencer—those who don’t mind working hard to achieve their dreams.

One of the goals of being an influencer is working with brands you admire and expressing your love, honest opinions, and perspective about your favorite products while getting paid to do so. It’s a new and fast-growing career that will require a certain kind of person to fit into the influencer title.

No, not everyone can be an influencer, just like not everyone can be a doctor or an astronaut working in space.

People who don’t know about how influencers work will assume an easy, no-brainer job where you only take a selfie then get paid by brands, which in reality isn’t true at all. 

But today, we are not going to get into the process of how influencer work; instead, we are going to talk about how to get more booked deals by being an influencer through brand collaborations.

If you are ready, let’s dive right into today’s lesson: Getting Noticed by Brands. 

Five Steps to Getting Noticed by Brands as an Instagram Influencer

One:

Make sure you have a good looking account.

I discussed this in lesson two about making good first impressions. Check it out to see what you should do first.

When it comes to standing out and being noticed by brands, you need to get this part right, or else brands won’t take the time to look deeper into your account. 

Brands want great engagement and a connection you have with your followers, but they won’t be able to notice that if they get turned off by how your account looks and if your Instagram doesn’t represent that you are an influencer.  

Two:

Use their products

Brands love it when you can show that you authentically love their products before working with them.

Using their products and naturally showing that on your feed is a huge selling point for getting noticed by the brands you already love. Also, having product shots of a brand’s product is an excellent way to showcase your content creation skills.

Three:

 Share genuine reviews and tag them in your post.

Posting about a product is good, but leaving a genuine review and tagging the brand in your post is better. Be sure you speak from your heart and not sound over the top that this is ‘The Best Serum of All Time’ unless you genuinely feel that way.

When you tag a brand, that’s a quick way for brands to notice you and might take a look at what type of account you have.

Four:

Use IG story to share the love and get into their DM.

Stories are a great way to share with your followers that you love a specific brand and help you get noticed by brands. When you post a story, tagging a brand you love, a direct message is created. Being in the brands’ DM can help to spark a conversation and make you more noticeable.

Five:

Use the brand hashtag to get discovered.

Almost all brands have a hashtag(s) they use that speaks to the brand they are. When you use their hashtags, you have a high chance of brands getting in touch with you. Most brands will have a product showcase where they are showcasing a specific hashtag on their website, newsletters, or other channels. It is your chance to be discovered quickly, as the brands’ hashtags are not as popular as other hashtags on Instagram. 

Remember Lesson seven: Growing with Hashtags?

You will also be able to gain new followers who are loving the same brands as you do. 

When you show that you are using their products, that advise brands to consider you to promote their products in the future.  

You might have a chance to feature on their Instagram or website, which will get you to a good start of the brand partnership.

 

Share with me:

What brands would you like to work with?

That’s it for today. 

 

It’s only five easy tips that you can start applying to your Influencer strategy on getting noticed, develop a good relationship, and working with the brands you love.

 

Thank you for reading today’s post. 

 

I hope you found this post helpful and stay tuned for next week’s blog post on Lesson Nine: Brand Outreach.

 

If you have any questions, leave your comments, or DM me on Instagram @CuratedByMollie.

 

If you missed last week’s lesson, check out  Lesson seven: Growing with Hashtags

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

 

See you next Tuesday for more tips!

xx,

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