Monday, May 18, 2015

Diva's Blogging Tips: 6 Apps That Make My Blog Life Easier

As I  get the hang of this blogging thing, I've found that the use of certain  apps and websites help make it a little easier. Here a a few that I  use every time I  publish  a post.


1. PhotoGrid App


If I  want to upload an Instagram photo that is the perfect fit,  or slideshow, all of my photos are edited at some point with PhotoGrid. It's  easy to use and you can share to your  other social media platforms directly from the app. Easily one of my faves!

Cost: Free

2. Polyvore App


I use the Polyvore app to create my Outfit Inspirations.  The white background  makes the "sets" look clean and refined. It is a social media site itself so you can follow other people who are creating inspiration  boards and like and share their posts. I use the app as opposed to the website because I do most of my blogging from my phone. 

Cost: Free


3. Instagram  App


Good ole IG! When I  post previews to posts on Instagram, I make sure to use relevant hashtags to bring readers to my page and then to my site. Instagram  is great because  I  simply press the Facebook and Twitter buttons and I  have three uploads in one!

Cost: Free


4. Facebook   Pages Manager  App


I can post and check  stats at the same time! If I choose,  I  can pay  for ads as well. 

Cost: Free


5. Twitter




Just posta quick blurb, hashtag,  and link and I'm good to go. I've gained more followers and interactions using hashtags and posting during peak hours. Hello #scandal, #greysanatomy and #HTGAWN. Basically it is good to tweet during any Shonda Rhimes show.

Cost: Free


6. Pinterest



Oh how I  live Pinterest!  I have a board dedicated to my blog specifically, but often pist the same thing across different  boards to increase exposure. So far it has worked.


Cost: Free




Let me know of any apps that you use to make your blogging life better. Just click the titles to follow me on my social media platforms!



XO,
Joslyn 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Diva Cover Stories: Rihanna for Christian Dior

Rihanna's first campaign  for Dior has been released. She slayed as the first black woman serving as the face of the brand. Check out the Secret Garden themed shoot below.










XO,


Joslyn 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Latest In Beauty News: Youtuber Julie G Releases False Lashes Collection

If you're  familiar  the beauty community on YouTube, then you know who Julie G. is
 If you don't, she became  popular because  of her makeup and nail tutorials. The nail tutorials  landed her an eponymous  line of nail polishes at Rite Aid. Now she has added false lashes to her line that will also be sold at Rite Aid and JessiesGirl.com. Watch her promo video below.










XO,
Joslyn

Friday, May 8, 2015

Diva's Life: Walk to End Lupus 2015 Recap

Last Saturday my friend and I particpated in the Atlanta, GA chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus. There are many lupus  walks all over the country, the one in Atlanta is the largest bringing  crowds of 10, 000 or more. The purpose of the walk is lupus awareness, honor those wbo live with or have lost their  lives to lupus, and most importantly  raise money for lupus research  and education. It was a  sunny day with clear skies on the day of the walk. Check out the pics below. The video  will be post the the Diva Chronicles Facebook  page.










So far the Atlanta chapter has raised $506,574 with a goal of $560,000. There is still time to donate. You can donate at www.lupuswalkatlanta.com or www.lupuswalkatlanta.com/divasforlupus.



XO,

Joslyn

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Career Girls and Atlanta Gives Back Presents: Every Girl Show Know

I've  been following the Career Girls organization  for some time now. What you will find are endless interviews from women all across the spectrum dishing out advice and positivy to young girls and women jusy starting out in their fields. Every girl and woman should know about them. They have interviews from ballerinas to engineers, artists to doctors. There is a Career Girl everyone can relate to. Below is A video where the ladies interviewed disclose  what they think every girl should  know. Enjoy.....and share!



Find out more about Career Girls at www.careergirls.org.



XO,
Joslyn 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Latest In Music News: Jay-Z Takes to Twitter to Address Tidal "Failure"

Twitter has been in an uproar today after Jay-Z took to his own Twiiter account to address the concerns the general public has made about Tidal. There is talk that Tidal  is a failure  after only being in business for one month. I wouldn't  call a bump in the road after being in operation for only a month a failure. Businesses, sucessful businesses, try new things all the time. Sometimes  these ideas work, and sometimes  they do not. While I  have yet to subscribe, because  I  more of a let-them-get-the-kinks-out type of person, but I  support  the concept. Read Jay's tweets below.














Whew! This situation reminds me of the bumpy road Oprah hit with OWN, but her cable channel has gained level footing after a revamp.  What do you think? Is Tidal a fail?



Tweet Credit: Jay-Z Twitter



XO,
Joslyn

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Latest in Fashion News: Reebok x Melody Ehsani Spring 2015 Ventilator Pump Sneaker Collaboration


Melody Ehsani and Reebok are back at it again. This time with a revamped version of the Ventilator  sneaker for it's  25th Anniversary.


The official  release reads: 
“Each sneaker features the original luxe python leather from the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collection, a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman; a sweet juxtaposition of beauty and intelligence. A lace lock accessory featuring the designer’s signature take on the evil eye brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look, while a gum outsole adds visual interest and a fresh finish to the upper’s rich tones. The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior wedge heel for a more feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator stays true to its retro runner design to coincide with the sneaker’s 25th anniversary this year.”


The soft launch is today at www.melodyehsani.com and at the Melody Ehsani brick and mortar location in Los Angeles, California at 9 p.m. PST. The major release is set for May 1, 2015 and available at selected retailers.


I am feeling the new wedged version. Cute, no?




Image Credit: Melody Ehsani






XO,

Joslyn

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