Sunday, March 29, 2015

Chevron Bodycon + Petronas Towers

On our first night at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, we went to see the Petronas Towers at KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center). Once the tallest building in the world, I kept my expectations up but I was still left in awe when I saw the twin towers with my very own eyes. It was architecturally awe-inspiring. It was also a good idea to visit there at night because the lights were so vibrant. There was a park right in front of the twin towers and there was a fountain show. The place was also filled with lots of tourists and so we truly felt like we belonged. 

I decided to wear this chevron striped bodycon dress that I bought from a friend's online shop, Invogue Chic. The dress is super affordable and I liked the quality of the fabric. I also loved how it fit me. It clings to the body just a tad bit without being overly tight. The perfect choice, indeed, for a night of sightseeing and walking around the city.



Me trying to take a snap of the twin towers from my phone

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? Thoughts?


 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Blogger 101: How to Use Social Media

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Any fashion blogger would tell you that your blog would be basically non-existent if you do not know how to utilize the power of social media. In this day and age, social media is utilized for a number of reasons - getting connected with your loved ones and sharing common interests. Thus, you can leverage these tools to let more people know about your blog. In fact, the top fashion bloggers in the world have built up a huge following on their blog by staying active on social media. You can therefore take these cues to promote your own blog and tap into that connection.

However, your social media accounts are only as powerful as you take advantage of them. Make sure you know how to promote your blog through social media: 

Build Your Profile

I've been to a lot of Twitter accounts or other similar social media accounts wherein the profile is left empty. I believe this is one of the major no-nos to social media marketing, especially if you want to leverage traffic. Make sure you provide basic information about yourself and provide a link to your blog on your profile. This is also an essential step in branding yourself, alongside your blog. No need to recreate your About Us page here. A brief and concise description about you or your blog will do.

Update Often

Another important tip to remember if you want to use social media for blog promotion - update often. How do you suppose your followers/friends know you updated your site with a new post if you do not share it? Even if you're not sharing links to your blog, update your page often. Build connections with fellow bloggers, readers and brands. Socialize! Interact!

Automate Content Sharing

There are websites like Networked Blogs that allow you to syndicate new content on your blog so they will automatically update your profile. Social media marketing could easily drain up your time. Hence, automating some aspects of your promotion will save you a great deal of time.
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Add Social Buttons

While you're promoting your blog on your social media profiles, you should also do the same on your blog. Add social media buttons on your website so it is easier for readers to know where to find you on social media.

Monitor Your Traffic

It is important to trace back which of your social media sites are generating the most traffic to your website/blog. This will enable you to focus your time and effort on social media sites that bring most traffic. 

Use Hashtags

Remember when hashtags were unique to Twitter only? Today, things are far different. Almost every social media site has their own hashtag algorithm. Take advantage of it! Most importantly, do a research on the top hashtags for your industry so you can maximize them for following or interaction.

How do you use social media to promote your blog?



 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CC Hair Extensions

Even before I worked as a professional hair blogger, I knew a thing or two about hair extensions. What I did not know, however, was the extent of options there are to choose from. With their rise in popularity, you can choose from a variety of hair extensions to suit your desired hairstyle, length or hair color. CC Hair Extensions is an online shop catering specifically to these products and you will be astounded by the different options available. With these choices, styling your hair is now filled with endless possibilities!


Clip-in hair extensions is the most popular type of hair extension in the market, primarily due to the ease at which they can be used and/or applied. As the name suggests, it is easy to wear and take off as you simply clip it in or off. Indeed, you can wear one if you like to wear your hair longer or on a particular style for a specific day or occasion.

Another type of hair extension that is sought after in the market is the hair weave, also referred to as hair weft. This is a popular option among African American women, or those who have natural hair. The hair weave available at CC hair extensions are made with 100% natural human hair so it blends nicely with your real hair instead of looking like an extension. 



Hair extensions are not just about adding length to your hair. It boosts the volume in your hair so you can create a more voluminous hairstyle, add puff to your crown or improve the shape and body of your hair. You can check out this excellent guide when using hair extensions without making it too obvious that you are wearing one.

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Still having doubts about trying hair extensions? You can visit your hairstylist and have them apply your extensions to ensure that it stays secure and looks natural with your real hair. You can also get inspiration from these celebrities who used hair extensions to achieve their desired hairstyle. Who knew they were using hair extensions, right?

Have you tried wearing hair extensions yourself? If not, are you open to the idea? 



 


Disclaimer: I was compensated for writing this post. However, the opinion expressed are my own. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Maxi Street Style

I hope you're not sick and tired of my travel posts by now. I took a lot of outfit photos during my trip and I wanted to chronicle them here on my blog via outfit posts. Sorry I'm not sorry. But I still hope you enjoy them...

Now that that is out of the way, I have another look that I'd like to share off of my stay in KL. This is one of my favorite maxi skirts that I own because the color is a dream. Teal is one of my favorite colors of all-time, aside from cobalt. And even though I do not own much of this color in my wardrobe, I've always been drawn to it. For a fun street style, I decided to pair the skirt with something bold, not a neutral color like you'd expect. 



Continue browsing below to find more photos of me wearing this outfit during a day of shopping in KL:



Just chilling at Raja Chulan Mall
After walking around for more than 2 hours, I deserve this break. 
Another break, this time with Starbucks and Gelatomio

How would you style this maxi skirt?


 

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