1 YEAR BLOGVERSARY

Hey Everyone!


Today Last year was the first time i joined the blogging world and so far it has been a struggle. when i started i was first on a website called bubblews which scammed me. I joined that site thinking finally i can get paid for my writing but i guess not -.-. My first blog post on blogger was 5 Ways to Clear the Mind. At that point i was really discouraged a little but has i continue to scroll through youtube and google trying to understand how to be a blogger. I stumbled upon my favourite youtuber channel Samantha Marie (Beauty Crush) i was blown away of how her blog. it was so clean and understandably beautiful. I copied everything she did lol because i was so inspired. I tried to get the same template she had but little did i know she paid for her blog to look that perfect.





After few weeks i setted up my blog and gave it a really stupid url (neenaannique.blogspot.com) now look at that i got no views, no shares, no comment. It was just pathetic i lost so much interest after a couple months because no one will view my blog and i was entirely shy never wanted to share it to my social medias because i don't think my followers and friends would even read anything i write. Besides it was back to school no one really had time to read up about confidence in self and self esteem blog post.





After seeing all the disappointment i switched lanes to Hair and Beauty. Mainly at that time i was just starting my transitioning hair journey. I started posting everything i read about hair with my thoughts in everything. Still no views! so i gave up like a regular teenager when things don't go our way lol. I focused on school and post on the blog when i totally forgot about it. When i learned about google adsense i got excited thinking finally im going to get paid, turned out i get paid by persons clicking on ads O.o how dumb? Nobody actually click ads I then youtube everything about "how to get paid to be a blogger" turns out they said i should do sponsored post join couple sites that pays you to post and do sponsored posts on all my social media.


I joined tons and tons of site with my very small blog which the only time i get views is because i view it from another P.C or my phone that's how sad it was but now i quit the sites and just concentrate on my blog and so far i've got views, comments and made friends and trust me i put in a lot of work this summer to achieve the blog i got now which isn't a 100% but its something and guess the funny part i haven't spent a cent on my blog. Dana Fox led me to love my blog and i thank her for that because she gave me so much tips from her icanbuildablog.




This summer i've learned to love what i got and what i have done to get what i have now. I dont know about you but my blog came a very long way. The truth about my blog right now is that Nique is the only one running the blog and its alot of work, but i'm still grateful for how much work i put in to get it to look this decent for all of you. I Got viewers from almost 100+ Countries around the world never expect people from israel and bora bora to know that my blog exist ☺ anywhoo  What you think about my new header? 


I just want to say having a blog is a lot of work but it comes with alot of perks, has to where brands will want you to promote their stuff and you'll get paid for it. Secondly if blogging is a hobbie do not take sponsored posts it's just not the best option. thirdly if you your a small blogger DON'T DO AFFILIATE brands will never look at your blog i've been there more like still going through it and i'm getting 3k-4k views a month moreover some brands want 10k tops! So not to get your feelings crush by rejection just work on your blog Get those views and comments Up!! Content is key! Goodluck! ♥



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Xo 'NiQue ♥





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Health Benefits of Lemon Water For your Hair, Skin & Body


Hey Everyone! 

Would you consider lemon good for the body parts? Well Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and it also contains Vitamin B and did you know that lemons also have Phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium in it?






Now lemon water is good to drink in the morning with an empty stomach or throughout the day so you might want to use warm/room temperature water in the morning.


Skin:


Lemon is full of anti oxidants and it also helps restore the damaged skin cells in your body. It will also help get rid of, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles on your face. That's why lemon water is a grand anti-aging remedy. Lemon water also purifies by washing out toxic from your blood and keeps your skin clear and glowing. Drinking lemon water constantly can help cure acne, any skin infections, and blackheads.





Body:


-It detoxifies your liver

-It'll help you lose weight

-It strengthens and boosts your immune system

-It cleanses you stomach and it helps treat indigestion

-It helps your metabolism

-It's true that Lemons are acidic but when we take in it actually alkalizes our body

-It can cure almost all respiratory diseases such as asthma.

-It can help get rid of bloating, stomach pains, and cramps.

-It gives you an immediate boost of energy and it helps your oral health by making your breath fresh.





Hair:


Lemon water can help strengthen the your hair by making your hair follicles and roots healthy. Also, this promotes hair growth because of it's a natural stimulant and also since lemons contains the essential vitamins and minerals that aids to hair growth such as vitamins C, B, calcium, potassium, etc. Lemon water can also help treat dry scalp and dandruff because of the anti oxidant that the lemons posses which is pretty much beneficial for your scalp and if you have oily hair lemon water has the ability to reduce the secretion of sebaceous glands that is present in your scalp, thus it prevents the hair follicles from getting blocked or clogged.



LIEBSTER AWARD






I've been nominated for the Liebster award by The life of-leah

Here are the rules to follow to anyone who gets nominated! 
  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Post an image of the award that you like the most on your page
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you has asked
  • Link 5-11 blogs that have less than 200 followers
  • Create 11 questions for them to answer
  • Notify the blogs via their social media sites
Here are the Questions Leah asked me alongside my answers! Hopefully this will help you all get to know me a little better! 


1) What first attracted you to the world of blogging? 
Answer: Bubblews. At first when i was in the 8th grade i wrote a book (that i wish not to share lol) which leaded to love writing about everything. Last year i wanted to join youtube to be known but that didn't work out so i joined blogspot that get my voice out there and so far its going great ♥

2) What is your favourite piece of clothing and why?
Answerleggings because they're so comfortable

3) What one word would your friends use to describe you?
Answer: Yellow because the colour of my skin

4) If you could have one wish, what would it be?
Answer: To time travel

5) What has been the best day of your life so far and why?
Answer: Since recently good days are so hard to come

6) Would you rather go back in time or go forward to the future, and why?
Answer: both because if i go in the past ill get to change the mistakes that i've done and if i go in the future ill get to see how my life turned out.

7) What is the one beauty product you couldn't live without? 
Answer: Eye liner

8) If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you take with you?
Answer: food, water and clothes

9) If you could eat just one food for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
Answer: pizza and because i get a lot of toppings to go with it :)

10) Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years time?
Answer: Ill be 23 by then ill probably be in college getting my bachelors or working at a bank :)

11) Where is the place you'd most like to travel to?
Answer: Paris, Greece, Italy and Dubai 


My Nominations



11 Questions For you

1. What makes you want to blog everyday?
2. How old is your blog?
3. Ho do you see your blog 5 years from now?
4. what is your favourite beauty product?
5. What is best shopping store?
6. Whats your favourite thing to do when your upset?
7. If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice. what would it be and why?
8. What did you do for your last birthday?
9. Share your hair care secret?
10. Which perfume/cologne is your secret weapon?
11. Tell us something nobody knows about you?




Xo 'NiQue ♥




Smooth 'N Shine Polishing Edge Smoothing Pomade || Review




Hey Everyone!


Today I decided to write about Smooth 'N Shine Polishing Edge Smoothing Pomade. I stumbled upon it when i was clearing out my empties. According to the brand Olive & Tea Tree RevivOil instant Edge Smoothing Pomade controls and keeps fine hairs at the edge (nape & temple) in place. Formulated with a perfectly balanced blend of Olive & Tea Tree Oils for moisture, shine and stimulating feel, plus cosmetic surfactants that offer a sleeker, non-waxy feel. Provides lasting edge fixation and control.

My Experience
I bought this product last summer, at first when i got it i was like (Yass i got something to lay these edge down) I was so happy. I had it, pulled it smell the sweet scent. It had a very minty scent like winter fresh i wore it for the first time at school. It layed my edges absolutely down perfectly it was very shiny but i didn't mind because it was my first pomade (lol stupid right?).  After i reached school just for an hour it was worn out. after all that hype it turned out to be a total failure :/ i was so mad. I was told to add water before applying pomade, i did so but it just couldn't hold my hair. I got 4b-4c frizzy hair type.



In My Opinion
These Brands should stop do false advertising they know deep in their heart this product was never for natural hair girls its more like for relaxed/permed girls. The product literally worn out leaving my hair really oily but had a great scent. The only Pro about this product is that the scent and shine.



Do you have any favourite Gel or Pomade you use i'd love to try them out?



Xo 'NiQue






GIVEAWAY || GREEN TOYS:PLAY FOR THE PLANET




Hey Everyone!

Im doing a giveaway with Sverve and Green toys Inc. Now What is Sverve? Sverve is a community of bloggers who can share tips with each other and a place where influencers connect with brands. Sverve has a scoring model in which influencers are ranked based on their social influence, blog influence, and Sverve influence. You can make money on this site by applying for campaigns and sponsored posts.

Now as for Green Toys Inc this is a company that provides safe, earth-friendly playthings for kids and families as part of a solution for a more sustainable future. Nurturing young minds and bright futures through joyful products made free of harm to children and the planet. Any Eco friendly bloggers Out their? 

As for the Giveaway You'll be getting $50 Amazon Gift card for just Repin, and use the hashtag #playfortheplanet. Click here to enter the giveaway. Giveaway Ends August 27 2015.



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Weird Beauty Life Hacks EVERY Girl Should Know!



Hey Everyone!


Thats Rachel One of my favourite youtubers. She's going to display all the random Beauty Hacks Every girl Should know. I for one know about two of them but as she went further i come to realise that there's so much tricks to beauty and they're way easy to accomplish. The eye shadow one was out of my mind i never would've thought about that but i guess now it all makes sense to beauty. I know two Hacks that could of been added to the video.

1. Listerine: It could be use to stop your dandruff.
2. Colgate and Curry: This can be use as a scrub to lighten the face.


Please Enjoy her video! Tell me which ones that put you on the edge to actually think it will work.








Why Instagram Followers Are So Hard To Get?




Hey EveryOne!

I just got one question to ask all of you.. "Why is Instagram followers so hard to get?" I mean is it that challenging to get a couple persons to follow you? I know most of you wonder the same thing or some of you easily get followers (i don't know). Lets do a back track For my experience with instagram, I've joined for almost two years now. In 2013 when i first got my samsung tablet it was the first app i downloaded because at the time i had a blackberry phone which don't have a google play store. When i got the app i promoted myself on Facebook and Twitter because i wanted followers. In a month i gain 1.3k+. It reached a point where i got over the board with getting addicted to instagram, I connected to facebook and follow everyone who had an instagram and twitter.

Couple months passed i started to compete with persons to see who can make 50+ followers a day and trust me i got more than 50+ followers a day. everyone at school kept asking what's my secret (i'll be like "ohh all i did is give shoutouts for shoutouts.) But truly i went home for hours on instagram going through persons following list, done tons of shoutouts, likes for likes, follow for follow, putting it in the bio of every sites i joined and etc lol i did a lot in 2013. I continued this addiction in 2014 my life was just all about instagram well facebook but not touching that story maybe a next time lol I was such a social media freak! But anyways in 2014 it got real bad i was barely uploading pictures because of school and exams so my followers barely had pictures to like so that was a bit disadvantage for me. All i still wanted was followers to defeat my friends but little i know i needed pictures for persons to like so i cheated i downloaded a app to get followers and tons of likes. I lost my grip on instagram in early april because Internal Assessment became a load of s**t.

However after exams in may my tablet crash (i cried) all that i worked for was gone and what's more sad about this is that you can't upload your pictures from your PC (bummer) i couldn't use instagram no more at this point i was almost at 4k just 300 followers away. At this time i asked my bestfriend to control my account but instead he let me lost a lot of followers because i had more than him so i asked my boyfriend all he did was give himself shout outs :/ (hate them both). 

I'm telling you all this because i had followers but now they're all unfollowing day by day and i want to know how to get genuine followers who will like and comment. I was thinking about starting over but i then again ill lose all my followers which i don't
want to lose.

 I read on blog.hootsuite.com that The key to getting more followers and likes on Instagram is posting really amazing content. For followers to continue coming back and double-tapping your photos, they need to be confident that you will be consistently putting up high-quality photos and interesting captions. However, giving your audience what it wants to see doesn’t mean you have to post the same kind photos over and over again… let’s be real, it can be a bit boring. Switch up your angles and subjects while keeping true to the brand you established

Any other thoughts of how to gain more followers than you already have??










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My Lipstick Obsession ♥

Hey Beautiful People!
 HAPPY EMANCIPATION DAY JAMAICA!
Today is my country's 53rd Emancipation felt like writing about it but this post was scheduled for today if you want know more about my country click here


Let's get into it lol Ive been obsessed with lipstick since i started watching itzmyrayeraye on youtube. she's a lipstick freak. As time goes by i started to find more interest in makeup tutorials, start following tons of persons on instagram and subscribe to tons of youtube channels. The more i roamed instagram the more i screen shot lips ♥ I'm a huge fan of matte lipsticks really don't like glossy lips. The ones below are the ones my phone allowed me to bring over on my PC (sad, isnt it?) Theres lie over a 100+ on my phone but sadly these are what you get see. 



IG: Angela_serra: "Weirdo"Redrum"I'm Royalty"Prom night




IG: Makeupbytaren: "Bambi" Liquid lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills
"Pure hollywood" by Anastasia Beverly Hills 
"Sybil" by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics



IG: Jeffree Star: "I'm Royalty"Prom night" by Jeffree Star Cosmetics
"Marilyn Monroe" "Weirdo"redrum" by Jeffree Star Cosmetics


IG: Alexiskaymor


IG: Vegas_nay and +sloteazzy 


IG: CarolineBeautyInc




Just the look of the lips and how the lipstick spread across neatly. I admire how perfectly clean the concealer cleans up everything.







A List of All the Instagrams you should check out:

 @liplandmakeup
 @hudabeauty

  @nicolelemosmua


etc! etc! etc!




A List of all the cosmetics Brands i recommend for you to try out:
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Melt Cosmetics
Colourpop
lorac Cosmetics
Lime Crime
Dose of Colors
Coloured Raine
Gerard cosmetics

Every person i know is a MaC and NYX fan ♥

Who are your Favourite Cosmetic Brands?









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