Monday, December 17, 2018

Sites That Will Send You Free Stuff (Even If You Have A Small Following)

One question I get asked a lotttttttttttttttttt especially on my insta is how I'm collabing with all of these brands. How and why and when and can I be you, you're so cool (well no but I know that's what y'all are thinking haha). Because I've gotten this question a lot I thought it would be perfect to do a post on it! I'm going to be listing some of the sites I've worked with in the past and would most recommend for working with brands! Let's get started!

*some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means I might make a small commision if you use the service with no extra cost to you

I would really recommend heartbeat! It's an Instagram service and I honestly love it. They have paid campaigns and (free) product campaigns and also both (so you get a free product and get paid for posting about it aka a win win). It's one of the main ways I've made money but Instagram. My pay rate is only $10 (and how much you get paid depends on your following) so it's not that much but everything adds up. :)

They work with a lot of big brands and the instructions and stuff for posts are a lottttttttt more specific. It's just overall really professional. I was actually able to work with Clarisonic and Kielhs through them which is so cool to me!! Some of the requirements are for bigger accounts but some don't have requirements and all of the campaigns always sound cool. 

I've gotten multiple samples from Pinch Me! One was this hair mask thing that actually worked really well. And you don't even have to have a following or share them (although you can). You just have to write a super short review. I've also gotten a lot of free magazine subscriptions through them. And you don't even have to put your credit card number or anything it's totally free. A lot of people get whole boxes of samples. 

I've never gotten anything through this site but that is onlyyyyyyyy because I'm not that active on it. It is very good for people who like writing reviews on the products they've tried and reading other peoples reviews. The more reviews you do and interact with everything the more likely you are to get a box of goodies! I know a lot of people who have gotten stuff through this and it's really cool. You get full-size products. 

I got a really good book through she speaks that I only had to do one Instagram post about. There are also a lot of reviews and giveaways on there! You can take surveys to see if you qualify for campaigns. 

Collabor8 is an app and I quite like it! It's one of the first ways I ever got to collaborate with brands. It's different from the other things on this list because instead of applying to participate in campaigns that are already planned out you actually talk to the brands themselves. I would recommend requesting to work with everyone as some people might not except you and when they except you, make sure to reach out first.

I really hope that was helpful! I would have loved a list like this when I first started. :) I'm definitely not an expert at all but if you ever need any help with anything blogger/social media related feel free to email me at or dm me on Instagram! 

Have you ever used any of these sites? Do you have any other recommendations? 


Thursday, December 13, 2018

6 Items Perfect For Stocking Stuffers (Or Smaller Gifts!)

Christmas is getting superrrrrr close and that means gifting season is upon us. One of the things we forget to do a lot is get stocking stuffers! Sooo I thought I'd make a little list of recommendations. These also work as smaller gifts. :)

*some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means that if you buy something through the link I will get a small commission with no extra cost to you

Nail polish is always a good stocking stuffer because it's small but also cute and useful, and I thought this pink shade was really cute. Fun fact Ella + Mila is a totally cruelty-free brand which means they don't test on animals! Places like Sally Hanson and Essie actually do. 

I've been getting into bath bombs a lot lately and I know a lot of people who have as well! This is perfect if you know a person who takes baths on a regular basis or is always complaining that they need to relax. Taking a bath with a bath bomb is a perfect way to do that!! This is also a good birthday gift. :)

Lipstick is a perfect gift for someone who wears makeup and also for people who don't. For example, I almost never wear makeup but I do wear lipstick actually quite a bit! Plus this color is very much a nude pink so it's perfect for even the people who aren't trying to be that bold but just want to spice up there appearance a bit (aka me!!). 

Sheet masks are becoming more and more of a thing and it's definitely for a reason! They are perfect for anyone who wants to improve their skin. They moisturize your skin and are just super useful. :)

Cute Socks

Cute socks are pretty much the best thing ever. They're fun, they make things instantly cute, and pretty much everyone will appreciate them as a gift. I found these little sloth socks and thought they were the cutest ever! 

What are your stocking stuffer recommendations? Are you excited for Christmas? 

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Christmas Wishlist / Teen Gift Guide

I did a Christmas wish list last year which I thought was fun and I also find these kinds of wishlist posts really helpful when I'm getting gifts for people. Let's get started!

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I've been wanting a polaroid camera for a while cause they just seem so cool! I want to get cute photos of friends and things and be able to hang them up on my wall. :)

A lot of my friends have these small speakers that they bring places and I always think it's the coolest thing in the entire world. We have a Sonos speaker at my house which works really well but you can't really bring it outside or anything.

People always have those van slip ons and I always think they're so cute!! I know it's kind of basic but it's fine haha. I would also love a pair of there mickey mouse shoes specifically this one, this one, or this one. 

4. Subscription Box

There are so many fun subscription boxes! It sounds so fun to receive a box full of surprise goodies every month. I've seen so many on Instagram and ahhhh they all look adorable. This would be such a good gift. I would probably either want a book/food/fashion one. 

Rompers and jumpers are just the cutest thing to me! I have one pink one (which you've probably seen on my Instagram) and it always makes me feel cute when I put it on. 

6. Camera/New Computer

These are both bigger presents and they're kind of similar so I'm putting them together. I've been wanting both of these for a whilllllle and it would make me soooo happy if I was able to get either of these things. :)

I have a couple of jackets that I actually like now (well more like two) but you can never have to many cute jackets. I mean right?!

I am suchhhhhh a sucker for soft things that I can touch so I would absolutely love one of these blankets. They're so cute and also just amazing??

I really like harry potter but I have nothing from it! No shirt, no socks, no nothing. There are soooooo many adorable stuff that is harry potter themed it's actually crazy.  

I've been wanting pins for forever!! I can put them on my lanyard for school and next year I can put them on my backpack. I just think they make everything super cute. 

These are also a bit on the expensive side but it's just one of the cutest ways to decorate a room ever! There are so many different signs that say and look like different things and I love it. 

I've decided you can never get enough chokers, You just can't. They're so versatile and so cute! Layered ones are my fave.

I'm always asking for earrings and I seem to lose them just as fast as I get them. I think I have a problem haha. Earrings are one of those accessories though that can totally lift my mood.  I would especially love an ear cuff. They just look so cool!!

Whenever I see the fairy lights in movies or online, they always look like the cutest thing ever. I've been wanting these for a while and I think it would be super cute in my new room. :)

I've been wanting combat boot ever since mine totally broke. Dr. Martens would be actually amazing! I've had two pairs of combat boots in the past and they make me feel really confident. 

I absolutely love Jessie Peage! She just released some merch with hot topic that I would love to be able to get. :) I would love this shirt or one of her pins. 

Cavetown is one of my favorite artists ever (I'm going to see him in February!!!!!!) and I would love some of his stuff. He has this little lemon icon and ahhh it's so cute. I would love the socks, this, this, or this.

I've been wanting this shirt since I saw it the first time! It's super cute and supports a message and I can also never have too many cute t-shirts. 

I always see these things like at friends houses and online and ahhhhh they seem the cutest ever. You can change what they say and they can have cute reminders and it's a fun accessory. 

Recently my popsocket one hundred percent broke. Like it just came apart. I was extremely not happy. I use my popsocket like a lotttttttttttttttttttt. It broke at just the right time though and now I'm just asking everyone to get me one haha. 

I'm going to end this here! If you want more gift ideas feel free to refer to my birthday wishlist or this post where I list 8 super cute and cheap gift ideas. 

What is something on your wishlist? Do you celebrate Christmas?