Monday, June 19, 2017

Easy Ways To Make Money and Get FREE Products | Work from Home Ideas for Anyone

Everyone is always looking for ways to earn extra money, but the problem is that most of us don't have a lot of extra time. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, single or married, a parent or don't have kids of your own there are simple and fun solutions to earn you money that you can do from home!

I know there are plenty of options in addition to the ones I'm giving you today, but I only wanted to share what I have personally done or currently do to earn extra money! I don't want to send you all over the internet chasing hopes and dreams that aren't easy to fulfill. That wouldn't help anyone!

Below you will find different categories to search from. You can click each link to find out more information. The link will open in a new window, so don't worry you won't lose your place on the page! I have personally done each of these and have actually made money in all these categories!


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START A BLOG OR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

I started blogging and writing for fun or as a hobby. That hobby has been such a great opportunity though! I have been paid by several different companies for content and have been featured on several different sites. In addition to being paid for content I got some awesome perks and a good bit of free goodies! You will find out more about that below!

When you start a blog you can get an adsense account through Google. This will allow you to monetize your blogs and get paid for views and clicks! Other sites can advertise in the sidebar of your blog and you are the one to get paid! Yes, you get paid for doing no additional work!


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FREELANCE WRITING OR SPONSORED WRITING & FREE PRODUCTS

These sites pay you for your opinion or for writing sponsored content. Some of these awesome companies send you products just to test out! They are only looking for your honest opinion so you only need to write what you know! You get to test out so many different products from a variety of categories. You select your iinterests and they match you to campaigns. I love these sites and still use them today! Who doesn't love free goodies?

1) Influenster was one of the first companies I started with and they have always been faithful! I have     gotten so many products and voxboxes filled with goodies from this awesome company! I highly       reccomend them to women and men alike! This is a site anyone can use!

2) BzzAgent is another company that has always been great sending awesome products. I have tested     everything from household products to ice cream! This is another site good for both women and         men!

3) Smiley360 has also been a fun site that sends a variety of products!

4) Izea Media which used to be Pay Per Post is a great site for product links! You post the link, get clicks, get purchases, and get paid! It is great for anyone!

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SURVEY SITES THAT ACTUALLY PAY!

I have personally used these sites and still do! I made over $50 in just a few days for a few hours of surveys! It is easy, fun, and really works! These sites pay via check, paypal, or gift cards to your favorite sites! Make sure to check them out! I am a member of all of these!

5) Global Test Market is one of my favorites I was paid very quickly and the surveys were quick and       simple! It was such an easy way to make extra money!

6) Survey Junkie was another site that paid really fast! Again perfect for anyone!

7) Swagbucks earns you some great rewards and has easy ways to earn besides just surveys!

8) MyPoints is similar to Swagbucks and has easy and fun ways to earn! You can even watch video         clips on topics you pick to earn! How awesome is that?

9) Valued Voice is next on the list. Easy and simple!


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I don't want to leave off without telling you about one last opportunity that worked out great for me and so many other people I know! Have you ever heard of Avon? That is a silly question, because I'm sure most of you have! Avon has been around since I can remember, but so much has changed! Avon is not just makeup! Avon offers so many amazing products at seriously incredible prices. The quality of products is outstanding and the fact that this company has been in business for over 130 years says a lot! They aren't going anywhere any time soon!

I was a member of Avon years ago and recently did a first impressions video of some new products I was testing out. That got me thinking! I decided that it would be such a great fit for me to do again! If you love working from home, setting your own schedule, makeup and beauty, home goods, fragrance, and fashion then this company is for you! Did I mention you get a SERIOUS discount!!!

Not only can you work from home, but you also get an online store through Avon for FREE! Yes, you get an online website already designed and ready to go for your customers to shop from in the comfort of their own home! They shop and you get paid! You can also promote your items on social media and, of course, share links with your friends directly from your store!

There are some great incentives to sign up now! You can also kick start your work from home goals by signing up with ME! That's right! I would love to have you on my team and start this journey with you! It doesn't matter what city or state you are in because Avon has recently started training and even having some awesome meetings online! It's a great opportunity! Click HERE and if asked enter code brandijones OR feel free to message me HERE and click on contact!

I will make sure to update you if I find any other good sites that have proven to work! I hope everyone has an amazing day! Love and Hugs as always!!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

First Impressions | Avon, Maybelline, and More

I've had a few products I've been meaning to test out, and thought that I would share my first impressions with you! We all know how I am when it comes to rambling so I apologize for the length of the video! Make sure you check the links below so you can find out where to get these! I seriously love the Avon liquid liner! I really cannot say enough good things about it!
 


WHERE TO SHOP
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Love and Hugs as Always!!




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LoveBug Probiotics Unboxing

I was contacted by a company called LoveBug to test out their brand of probiotics. I had not currently been using a probiotic , but have heard great things about adding them to your routine.  Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you and,your digestive system. They promote gut health in addition to several other benefits! I am going to give you a brief description of each of the bottles that were sent to me and the benefits! Check the bottom of the post for my unboxing video! You will also find links to purchase the products! You can click the individual pictures or check out where to shop below!



I was sent three different bottles to test out including Here's The Skinny, Yeast Is A Beast, and Colds Suck. I opted to start taking Here's The Skinny, so I will give you a summary starting with that one!
Here's the Skinny helps with digestive function and sensitive stomachs. It can also assist with your energy and moods! LoveBug claims to have better technology than any other brand and even has a time-release technology in their probiotics!  This specific one also helps assist with weight loss!


The second bottle, Yeast Is A Beast, is targeted specifically for women. It helps balance yeast and helps prevent UTI's in addition to helping gut health. It has a ton of natural ingredients and also helps with weight loss! 


The last bottle included was Colds Suck. In addition to working wonders for gut health it can help boost energy and help fight sickness! It helps your immune system by strengthening it! How great is that?

LoveBug Probiotics Colds Suck
Lovebug provides several other probiotics that are great for kids! They have a broad range for different age groups and concerns! I was really impressed with their website and variety in products! They aren't just a "one size fits all" company! I also want to mention that this company was started by a mom who was on a mission to help her son and his digestive issues! Its a great story, so make sure you check it out HERE! Make sure you check out all the other great products while you are there!



WHERE TO SHOP

In addition to their website you can also find Lovebug at a variety of retailers! Here are some links below so you can get your hands on these and test them out for yourself!





Love and Hugs as Always!




Thursday, February 23, 2017

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review!



Hey y'all! Today I am bring you a review on the Samsung Gear Fit 2! Please check out the video for my full thoughts on this watch! Below you will find more technical info and links to the watch!


This is a quick 3 page layout view of the downloadable app for your phone! The app is free to install!


This is a the screen from my personal app that was updated directly from my watch.

This is one of my favorite features. I love that it shows me my sleep time and quality of sleep!

 

Comparisons of other fitness watches


Check out these links to shop and save! The links will open in another window!


~ All opinions and thoughts are my own. Images found on Samsung site and google in addition to my own personal photos. Links are to Amazon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Shopping List : My Amazon Edition Latest Must Haves!

Hey y'all! With our busy schedule I haven't been able to write in quite a while! I plan to change that! I had some down time tonight and decided to share this post. I plan on scheduling my time better to make sure I can post my videos and blogs the way I intended to!

Even without having a lot of extra time I still managed to fill my Amazon shopping cart! I think I always find time to brows and shop! With that being said I am definitely going to be planning and scheduling my time better! I have, however, scheduled gym time! We finally joined a gym and have been slowly working toward our weight loss goal. I will be back to posting my Weight and Wellness Wednesday posts soon! I have a lot of great things to share with you guys!

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A good bit of my shopping cart was inspired by our change in lifestyle so I thought I would share these items with you guys! Check below each picture for details on why these are in my cart! You will also find direct links at the bottom of the post!

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These tops seemed like fun! If you know me then you know I love coffee! It is a must for me! I don't tend to function well without it. I say that jokingly, but on a serious note it is my favorite! I also am a fan of mascara! I have very light eyelashes (and brows, but that is a different story) and never wear makeup without mascara! It is a must too! The third top is just great! Who doesn't love the Golden Girls? I seriously love them! I have another shirt that I am working on getting made that I will share with you guys soon!

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I can't say these shoes really represent "working out" or an "active" lifestyle, but I love them! The wedges are such a great pop of color and are a lot of fun! These classic Adidas Superstars have been a favorite for years! I wore the last pair I had out, so its definitely time for some new ones! I also found a seriously amazing pair of white ones with rose gold detail, but I'm saving those for another day!

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I know these aren't "typical" books, but they are in my cart regardless! I have been using a "Websters Pages" planner for the past few months. I have been trying out various sizes because I am trying to decide the size that is right for me. These planners are budget friendly and I have loved mine! I have a gold A2 size at the moment, but want to try out the A5. My "unicorn" planner is a Louis Vuitton! I just haven't decided if I want the MM or GM Agenda size! These are great comparison sizes and function in the same binder style! The other book is a Golden Girls coloring book! I think these adult style coloring books are great, and again, its Golden Girls!


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I purchased a Samsung Gear Fit 2 last month and love it! I plan to do a full review soon! The only think that I haven't really been a fan of is the black band. I would really love to be able to change it out when I feel like it! I found this great option and added it to my cart! The second item is a rose gold wireless headset. I have been using my wired ear buds for as long as I can remember, but these will be perfect to go with my watch! I will explain more of the features when I review the watch!

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The items I labeled "home" are somewhat random! The Rtic tumblers are very comparable to Yeti tumblers, but are half the price! You can find cheaper options on the website though! I decided before I shelled out over $30 for each tumbler I plan to purchase I will start with two of these great Rtic brand ones! I did some research and heard great things! In addition to that these Sipwell stainless steel straws will go perfectly with the tumblers!

The last item in my cart has been on my list for quite some time. I have really been wanting a tea set and serving tray. This cute option popped up and was a great deal, so I finally decided to add it! We all know I am a coffee fanatic, but lately I have really been enjoying my tea! With that being said, I figured it was time to get this great set!

I hope you guys liked this post! Stay tuned for my review of my Samsung watch and don't forget to follow me on social media! I stay pretty current on facebook and plan to upload a video on youtube at least once or twice each week! Make sure you go check those out! Love and hugs as always!



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Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Decor

It has been Fall for a few weeks now, but Charleston's weather hasn't had much of a change. We are still having highs in the upper 80's and most of us are still wearing shorts. When I think of Fall I am always ready for cozy sweaters, boots, wine colored lipstick, and of course, pumpkin everything.

While we are waiting on temperatures to drop and match the season I decided that it was still time to add some fall decor. I love this time of year! For me everything from the end of September to January first feels like a holiday season! I love it!

I picked up a few things to add a touch of fall to our home. Here are a few ideas of ways to bring the season into your home!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Weight and Wellness Wednesday | Week Two

I made it through week one without too many issues! I think I did pretty well considering I was trying to get used to this new meal planning! I stuck to the plan and calculated everything i ate. i can honestly say, that keeping track of everything you eat and drink makes a difference.

Before I started this I didn't really pay much attention to calories, sugars, carbs, etc. I was aware that many of the foods I ate weren't that great, but until this I didn't realize exactly how bad they were. Keep in mind that Weight Watchers doesn't restrict your eating to a point where you can't have things you want. You actually can! The goal with this plan is that you calculate your points and stay within those. It makes it so easy to eat healthier and make better choices in regards to food and portions!

I plan to start adding workouts or walks in the next week. I had initially intended on starting this week, but we are actually preparing for a hurricane that is supposed to arrive at the coast Friday or Saturday. Charleston is a mad house right now. Currently all interstate lanes have been turned around and are all heading out of Charleston for evacuation. That is another story!

I am happy to announce that I did lose 4 pounds my first week and hope that the weight loss will continue. I know most people say that an average of 2 pounds per week is normal. I would be happier with 4, but I will take what I can get!

Hope you all have a great week!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weight and Wellness Wednesday | Week One

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I finally made up my mind that it is time to get healthy and really focus on my choices. I have a bad habit of eating the wrong foods at the wrong times and in the wrong portions. I made the decision that it was time to do something about this. I want to lose weight and get healthy, but I also want to learn to make better choices and make a permanent change. This isn't about dropping weight rapidly or finding a quick fix. In order to do this I need to make lifestyle changes.

I thought that I would start a series on Wednesdays dedicated to weight and wellness. This will be an inside look at my own journey in addition to tips, recipes, and incites to help others. I am one of those people who start these things full of motivation, but later let it dwindle down. I thought posting weekly about my progress, goals, and tips would help me stay accountable. 

I am starting this journey weighting more than I have in my life. I am not happy about my weight or the way I feel. I have gained lose to 60 pounds since I married my husband. I can't say that I was at an ideal weight when we married either, but I do know that I felt much better several pounds ago.

I am setting a goal of losing 67 pounds. When I achieve that I will reevaluate and see if I need to lose more or if I am comfortable at that weight. I know this is not going to be an easy process. Losing weight never really is. It is always so much easier to gain than lose. 

I decided that first I needed to find something to help me make healthier choices. I know there are several programs and diets, but I wanted something that has been proven to work. I decided to go with Weight Watchers. I have seen so many people I know concur their weight with this program and it has taught them about their choices. I am not telling you that this is what you should pick, but it is my plan. I signed up Monday.

My weigh in days will be every Monday. I am going to do my very best to stay off the scale throughout the rest of the week. There is no reason to keep hopping on a scale every single day. I think once a week is good. I am also going to make sure that I am more active than I have been in the past. It is time to get moving! 

I can't say I am a fan of exercise, but at this point I realize that it is necessary. This weight won't lose itself. It is going to be a combination of healthier choices and activity! I am excited about this journey and I hope you will be too. This will be a regular feature on the blog every Wednesday, so make sure you stay tuned for progress! I will start uploading pictures of this journey too. I have always been a fan of seeing others as they go through their journey! 

Love and Hugs as always!!




Sunday, July 31, 2016

Launching Our New Brand and GIVEAWAY

It has been a busy few months. I am in the process of getting my new brand of bath, body, and beauty products ready to launch.Blossom Beach will be having a giveaway for a free goody bag!  I have created a temporary site on blogger HERE where you can view some of my products! We will be designing several products that include luxury bath items, bar soaps, bath bombs, face scrubs, sugar scrubs, lotions, face wash, and so much more! We even have candles! Everything we make is natural and chemical free!

We are really excited about getting the word out and expanding the brand. You can enter the giveaway below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to spread the word with your friends and good luck in the drawing!











Love and Hugs!!



Friday, June 3, 2016

Makeup Comparison | Drugstore vs. Prestige Brand Smoky Eye

There is always a lot of talk about dupes and comparisons between drugstore and prestige brand makeup. Some people say they can find perfect matches. I decided that I would pull out an old drugstore smoky eye palette that was once a favorite. It has been quite some time since I used it and decided to give it a try!

I filmed my drugstore makeup look and then filmed the Urban Decay look using similar products. I decided that I was going to start a new series with this! I thought it would be fun to try out different makeup products and see which ones are worth they hype and which ones are best left on the shelf! 

To start this series off I plan on going back through some of my old makeup favorites and seeing how well they compare to the products I use now. 

Here is the video on the drugstore makeup look! This entire look was created by all drugstore products. Please keep in mind I am definitely not a makeup artist. I am just a wife and mom who happens to love makeup. 


This next video is using the Urban Decay Smoky Palette and all higher end products. 



Here are the products I used to create the drugstore look.



Drugstore Smoky Look

Here are the products used to create the higher end products look.


Naked Smoky

Make sure you check out the description boxes on my youtube channel for details on each product.
I also took a quick picture of swatches of both shadows side by side.


And a side by side of the eye look.



Check out this video for details on the new series and my final opinion of these two looks.



Love and Hugs!!