2020 Blog and Instagram Goals

I highly doubt that I am the only one that has ever been in a rut when it comes to blogging and Instagram. I love both platforms, but sometimes I just get burnt out. This post is all about changing up my style and direction with them both. It’s okay to grow and evolve, and that’s exactly what these goals are all about. Enjoy my 2020 goals for my Instagram and blog vision!

WORDS OF THE YEAR

  • LOVE
  • POSITIVE

INSTAGRAM

  • I only post photos that I love
  • I post once a day
  • 3 sponsorship/ collaborations a month
  • 10k followers
  • Constant photo shoots
  • New theme and direction
  • New audience
  • Buy a bad ass camera for better quality photos and content
  • Only follow those that inspire me

BLOG

  • I post relative blog posts
  • I post once a week
  • I collaborate with more creators
  • Website makeover

BOTH

  • CONSTANT PHOTO SHOOTS
  • NEW BIO NEW PROFILE PICS
  • NEW THEME AND DIRECTION
  • MORE FOCUSED AND ORGANIZED
  • COMMENT MORE AND SPREAD MORE LOVE

My Stagecoach 2019 Must Haves

Ah, Stagecoach is right around the corner! I’ve been waiting for this weekend for a long time! I purchased my ticket back in September. Today I thought that it would be perfect to share some of my must haves for an event like this. I am hoping that this post will help you if you also have a festival to go to!

  • My first must have is my Plus Zone Chafe Stick. During music festivals, I am always rocking some cute, and heat friendly fashion pieces. Some being shorts, skirts, dresses, you get the picture. Chaffing is a no-go for me, so I need to protect myself from the pain. For more information about the product, I have a video on my IGTV and an Instagram post that you can go check out!
  • Killer fashion is an obvious must-have for ANY music festival. Need I say more?
  • Sunglasses, SPF, and chapstick are critical, the heat is unreal!
  • Phone charging bank, the picture taking is non-stop
  • Water bottle
  • Comfy shoes
  • Hair ties
  • Wet ones (it’s dirty)
  • Advil, unfortunately, headaches are a thing
  • My last must-have is to have a good time. Enjoy the weekend and make memories.

Keep a look out on my Instagram for all of the fun photos! If you are going to be at Stagecoach, I would love to meet up with you.

5 Goals for Instagram

I have been on Instagram for over four years now. In that time, my style and interest have shifted dramatically. Today I am sitting down to let you in on my new goals for Instagram. These are goals that I believe will help to grow and inspire those that follow along with my life.

  1. I like to constantly set new goals for myself to see what I can achieve. As of right now, my follower count is at 3,417. My number one goal is to get my follower count to 5K. Yes, I do understand that my follower number isn’t what matters the most, but it feels good to know that my Instagram is growing.
  2. My second goal is to try something new. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the lack of time that I already have, so I don’t always get to try different things. I am going to make it a priority to go visit new places and have photoshoots at times that I typically wouldn’t.
  3. Another Instagram goal of mine is to post on my story at least once a day. I know that people are looking at stories more now than they are posts on the grid.
  4. Becoming more steady with posting. Sometimes, as I said before, time slips away from me. Then before I know it, it has been 4 days since the last time that I shared anything with you. I’m going to push myself to become more consistent with everything on Instagram. Taking photos, posting, and interacting with more people and brands.
  5. My final goal for Instagram that I’m going to share with you; is to become more inspired and roll with it. Sometimes I forget to just take a minute for myself and live in the moment. The only way that my Instagram can thrive, is if I also thrive.

To wrap up this post, I just want to thank you for reading along and taking a look into my Instagram goals. I encourage you to sit down and write 5 of your own goals for whatever you would like to achieve. I am going to turn this into a series and call it my 5 Series. I know, typical, but whatever works.

If you are not already, make sure that you are following along on my Instagram. Send me a message and let me know that you came from the blog. I love meeting and chatting with new people.

My Favorite Vitamins

Now that I am getting older, this is the perfect time to make sure that I am taking my vitamins. I am mezmorized by these Thrive Thyroid and Metabolism vitamins.

These Eu Natural Products are perfect for me. I have been going to the gym a lot more and theis will help to regulate my metabolism and promote hormonal balance.

They are vegetarian and gluten-free.

I picked up my Thrive vitamins from Amazon

Make sure to check out the other vitamins that are sold from Eu Natural.

Favorite Native Products

When I find amazing products, I have to share them with you. I have discovered a new brand and I’m living for it!

  • Body Wash
  • Deoderant
  • Mini Deodorant
  • 2 Bar Soaps

These products are sulfate and paraben free! I love products that are made with safe ingredients. Did I mention that they are also cruelty-free?

I’ve received the starter pack from Native, which retails at $30. That isn’t bad for all of these products, plus they have more to choose from. They have different products from toothpaste to body wash.

Make sure that you head over to Native!

When you make your purchase, make sure that you use the code 20_bakersfieldbeautyblogger for 20% off of your entire order.

Liberex Makeup Brush Cleaner Review

Another day, another blog post! Today I have a review for you, all about the Liberex Electrical Makeup Brush Cleaner. I received this product a little while ago and tested it out for the first time today! 

Here is how she looks! Sleek, not too bulky, and comfortable to hold.
It includes:
electrical brush cleaner
-charger
-brush cleaner stand
-makeup brush holder attachments
bowl for the water

So if you have never heard of or seen an electrical makeup brush cleaner, I’ll give you a little run down. It is an excellent, small device that will spin your makeup brushes in a bowl of water, clean them for you, as well as air-drying them.

Can I just say, this product does wonders! If you are someone that has a lot of brushes like myself, then it probably takes you a while to hand wash them. With this device, it cuts my brush cleaning time in half! It was easy to figure out, very compact, and easy to travel with. Can I say this product does wonders! If you are someone that has a lot of brushes like myself, then it probably takes you a while to hand wash them. With this device, it cuts my brush cleaning time in half! It was easy to figure out, very compact, and easy to take on the road.

I love the fact that I can see how dirty the water gets; I can see all of the makeup coming out of my brush. It’s so satisfying to know that my brushes are getting a deep clean.

There are a variety of attachments, which I love because not all makeup brushes are the same size. I also like that I know when the device is ready for use, it will flash red when it is charging and turn blue when it’s fully charged.

Overall I believe that this product retails for $26 and is worth every penny. I received my cleaner from Amazon, and I will leave the link for you down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to posting for you soon.

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Best Cleaning Products + GIVEAWAY

I have spent the majority of my life cleaning. My mom always made me clean, so naturally, I spend about 85% of my life, cleaning my house and doing laundry. I am regularly washing dishes, vacuuming, and running back and forth to the laundry room. It can get pretty exhausting, but that’s my life.

With all of my years of cleaning, I have tried all kinds of different products. Just recently, I came across a new brand that I have been using non-stop. Have you heard of Sapadilla? If you have, you get a high-five from me. If you haven’t, that’s okay; I’m about to share some excellent information with you.

Sapadilla products have plant-based ingredients and have 100% pure essential oil blends. Did I mention that they are also cruelty-free and made in the United States?

Sapadilla carries products from laundry soap and dish soap to countertop and all-purpose cleansers.

Scents:
Grapefruit + Bergamont
Rosemary + Peppermint
Sweet Lavender + Lime

I love the fact that Sapadilla products are super affordable; I don’t want to spend a ton of money on something that I am continuously buying.

Since I love these products, I am giving you a chance to try them out for yourself! I am hosting a giveaway on my Instagram, make sure to head that way to enter. Sapadilla and I will be giving away a countertop cleaner, hand soap, and dish soap.

If you are too excited and don’t want to wait for the giveaway, you can head to Sapadilla.com and purchase your cleaning supplies.

I want to thank Sapadilla for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Enter my giveaway here!

5 Goals for August

I am back at it again with another goals blog post. I just love these so much, I get to share my goals with you and work my ass off to achieve them! So here they are.

  1. 4,000 Instagram followers – This is my main goal this month. I have been working so hard on my feed and I can’t wait for it to pay off. If you would like to follow me on Instagram, you would be helping me achieve my goal! —-> Follow me
  2. Upload a blog post once a week – I have been getting better at blogging, but I want to be more consistant with it.
  3. Make a Monat sale – If you didn’t already know, I sale Monat. One of my goals this month is to make 2 sales this month.
  4. Hit 1,500 Blog followers – I am almost there!
  5. Make a sale on Etsy – If you didn’t know, I sale bows on Etsy. I know, I am apart of a lot of things. My goal is to sale at least four bows.

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How To Get A Good Nights Rest

Lately, I have been all about my sleep; I love to get a good night’s rest so that I can have a productive next day. In today’s post, I’m sharing how I get a good nights sleep and what helps to sleep better.

Shower Time

STEP 1: I am a night time shower person. I love to take a shower to wash off everything from that day; it’s soothing to me. I love to take my time in the shower as well; I will play some music, listen to some music, or even do a little meditation.

STEP 2: After the shower, it’s skincare time! I wash my face, use a toner, eye cream, moisturize, and apply lip balm. I love how clean my skin feels once I am all done.

STEP 3: Time to hydrate, I will have some water before bed. I find that it is relaxing.

STEP 4: If I am in the mood, I will read a book, it helps me to get a little sleepier.

STEP 5: I am obsessed with this app that I found; it’s called Headspace. It is an app that helps with meditation, but it also tells stories and makes soothing sounds. I love to listen to the Midnight Launderette, there are washer and dryer sounds in the background, and the guy who tells the story has a very soothing voice.

STEP 6: After I listen to a few minutes of Headspace, I am usually out like a light!

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what helps you get a better nights rest.

5 Favorite Walmart Purchases

I have not been this excited to write a blog post in a very long time. Today I was posting a few of my favorite products on my Instagram stories, but then realized that they were all from Walmart. SO I had the best idea to create a blog post for you and leave all of the links so you can get your hands on them as well.

So as you keep reading, you are going to discover my favorite Walmart purchases! I hope that you enjoy this post. I plan on writing a part two and maybe even turn this into a series.

  1. Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker $29.84 Marked Down from $39.99
This bad boy saves me from slaving over the stove in this Bakersfield heat! I love it and use it any chance that I get. There are plenty of crock pot recipes on Pinterest to try out. Follow my crock pot board for inspiration.

2. McCormick Garlic and Herb Black Pepper and Sea Salt $3.74

I use this guy in everything that I cook. It’s soooooo good. Take my word.

3. Stovetop Kettle $19.48 Marked Down from $24.00

She’s Bad. I’m a little old school when it comes to my coffee. I love using a stovetop kettle.

4. Pioneer Woman Knife Set $49.97 Marked Down from $59.97

This isn’t my photo, but I do own this knife set and now can’t live without it. Thank you Pioneer Woman, you are life goals.

5. Better Homes and Gardens Candles $6.97

These candles are amazing! They are super affordable, smell great, and fill up the house. I love the Bath and Bodywork candles, but they can get pretty pricy. At Walmart, I can get four for the price of one. Who doesn’t love a good save?

I hope that this post has inspired you to shop your local Walmart very soon, I love Target, but sometimes you can’t beat Walmart prices. If you have any of these products, let me know what you think of them. Also, I would love more Walmart recommendations.

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All About Face Masks

Today I am sharing some of my favorite masks with you. This summer, I have been all about, and these products have helped me along the way.

Here they are! These babies are all unique in their own way.

  • Olay Glow Boost Mask – This baby is perfect for giving my skin that glow when it’s looking dull – $10.79
  • Olay Pore Detox Mask – This mask is a deep detox mask, perfect for those pesky, under the skin blemishes that need to come out – $10.79
  • Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask – This is an ideal mask to keep your clear skin, even more, clear – $38
  • Deep Down Detox Mask – This is just an excellent purifying mask, nothing more to say, except the fact that it is currently on sale for $5.95
  • Dead Sea Mineral Anto-Stress Mask – I like to use this mask after a long day, it clears the skin while hydrates it at the same time – $4.29

I hope that you enjoyed this little face masks post that I put together for you. If you have tried any of these, please let me know in the comments. I would also love some new mask recommendations. Until next time!

I Have Started an Etsy Shop!

This project has been a long time coming. Hello there, I am writing this post to make sure that you know the good news. I have started an Etsy Shop, and it’s ready for you to shop.

My shop is full of handmade bows and bow holders. I have a ton of little girls in my family and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create something so relevant.

The name of my shop is MyBellaDawn, and I named this after my niece. Head on over to my shop to check out everything that I have made. I will also be taking custom orders soon. I hope that you love all of the hard work that I have put into this project. Trust me; there is a lot more to come.

I will also be making a post all about how to open your own Etsy shop. So stay tuned for that.

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Current Skin Care Routine

I have been killing it in the skin care game lately, so I was inspired to share all of my current skin care products with you.

  • I am in love with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove all of the makeup and dirt from my face.
  • The Proactiv system helps to cleanse, tone, and repair my skin. Their mask is incredible.
  • The Drunk Elephant cleanser annd moisturizer is great when I want to switch it up from the proactive.
  • Neuotrogena Hydro line is life. I can’t get enough and want to buy more of their hydro products.
  • The elf under eye cream is great for anti winkles.

Do you use any of these products?