Special Guest App Review!

Happy Thursday loves!

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentines day! Did you guys do anything fun? I treated myself to a Living Social massage ūüėÄ

Have you ever had an event and needed live entertainment but don’t know how to find it? Well you’re in luck! I came across an app called Special Guest. Whether you’re looking for a band, a dj, a makeup artist, a comedian, photographers and¬†singers/dancers, you’ll find it on this app!¬†Special Guest App is a talent booking app.They make it easy for anyone, anywhere to discover and hire LIVE entertainers.


It’s really a neat way to meet promising artists! You can filter the search by talent, the location and the time and date!¬† I was lucky enough to ask a few questions from Kris Jones, the co-founder and guess who is the other co-founder…Damon Wayans, Jr. I loved him on New Girl! lol

1. What gave you the idea to create an app like this? My partner Damon Wayans, Jr has been in the entertainment industry since he was a kid. As a comedian and actor he practices jokes during something called “an open mic.” An open mic allows anyone with talent to take the stage and perform. About three years ago Damon was doing an open mic when he was blown away by the talent of the young woman singer songwriter that went before him. After she performed he asked her if she had representation (aka a manager) and she told him that not only did she not have a manager, but she was finding it nearly impossible to get paid to perform. A lightbulb went off in Damon’s head – he figured “there must be millions of talented people that struggle to get paid to do what they love.” Later on Damon was introduced to me through a common friend. I’m a serial entrepreneur, app developer, and investor. I immediately connected with Damon’s idea and the two of us joined forces to found and build Special Guest App.
2. What’s the success rate from your app? We are growing fast. On a daily basis we are adding new talent and helping them get paid gigs. We hope that within a year or two when anyone, anywhere thinks about hiring a LIVE entertainer they simply pull out their phone and touch Special Guest.
3. How long did it take to create an app like this? We started building the app in 2016 – so we’ve been at it for nearly two years. Most people don’t understand but building an app is an iterative, ongoing process. We spend most of our time focused on qualitative (what our users tell us) and quantitive (how our users use the app)¬†feedback to introduce (and remove) features on an ongoing basis. That process never ends. We have the benefit of leveraging my mobile app development company APPEK Mobile Apps and my digital marketing company LSEO.com¬†to help us build and market the app. It provides us with a considerable advantage because all of our staff is under one room collaborating on the same goals. Similarly, Damon is an actor and comedian so he is constantly introducing Special Guest to fellow comics, actors, and entertainers in Hollywood and beyond.
They’ve been featured in Huffington Post, and Cheddar. I love this idea, it’s not easy to find great talent. It’s also not easy to be an artist in this day in age without getting their name out there!
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Nail & Bone “Nimbus”

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great Super Bowl Weekend. I personally don’t usually watch the Super Bowl but like many people watch it for the commercials! What did you think of the commercials?

A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to BlushCon 2018. It was part of the Asian American Expo, and it was probably one of the biggest expos I’ve been to.

As I was browsing BlushCon, I came across a booth: Nail & Bone. First thing that came to my mind was it must be a nail polish brand that has to do something with dogs. I was right!

Nail & Bone is a nail polish company that gives 20% of their proceeds to pet rescue and adoption centers such as SPCALA  Friends for Life, Best Friends Animal Society and Greater Good Animal Rescue.  My heart jumped a beat when I learned about it.

The cutest thing about this company is that all the shades are named after famous influential people’s dogs! Ellen has one and even Halle Berry! Look at that puppy trademark!

The shade I’m wearing is Nimbus which looks great on an accent nail and if you’re feeling daring you could even use Nimbus as a multi-color¬†glitter top coat. I used Julep in Jet as the base coat.

Did you want to know who owns this adorable Mini-American Eskimo dog? I’ll give you¬†a hint: her first YouTube video was an Avatar Naa’vi makeup tutorial. She became a viral sensation and has more than 4.5 million subscribers. Last but not least, she’s well known for her transformation videos. Any ideas yet??….

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Promise Phan!!!

LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show 2018 Preview

Happy Superbowl Sunday loves!

We’re only one week away from the LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show! Just think any type of dessert: brownies, cookies, cakes, brookies, vegan cupcakes, gluten free muffins, even cake pops. Any of you people who love desserts and has a sweet tooth definitely needs to once in their life to go to the LA Cookie Con.

DETS:

Time and Date: February 10 & 11th 2018 from 10am-5pm (VIP members starts at 9am)

Where: Anaheim Convention Center – 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802

Tickets: You can find the detailed list of tickets at Eventbrite! I’ll list a few here though!

*General Admission either Saturday or Sunday-$25

*General Admission Weekend Pass-$45

*Child Admission either Saturday or Sunday-$12

*VIP Pass either Saturday or Sunday-$63.95

Who will be there?!

*Ron Ben-Isreal

*Duff Goldman

*Olivia Sanabia

there you have it folks! If you’re in the California area and have a such sweet tooth, you should definitely experience Cookie Con! I’ve been there the past 2 years and every year it just gets better.

 

 

 

January 2018 Daily Goodie Box

Happy Thursday loves!

It¬†has been a while since I got to do a Daily Goodie¬†Box, so I’m glad I got the opportunity to receive my first 2018 Goodie Box!¬†¬†I really liked this box¬† because there’s quite a bit of goodies that are great to use.

*¬†Beanitos White Bean Chips- Sweet Chili & Sour Cream: It’s high in fiber and has 6 grams¬†¬†of protein in a 1.2oz package. I’m not so sure about this one, there’s an weird bean aftertaste but as for the flavor, it’s a little spicy. (A good thing!)

*¬†Raw Rev Glo-Double Chocolate Brownie Batter: It’s a bar with raw superfoods with 12 grams of protein, 14g of fiber and 4g of sugar. I have yet to try this but can’t wait till I have an early shift at work to eat this! I mean think about it: chocolate for breakfast while it’s got superfoods and healthy. ūüėÄ

*¬†Bizzy Double Shot Black Coffee: It has 130 to 150¬†mg of caffeine, cold brewed, ethically resourced, and BPA free. If anyone knows me, there’s a reason why this might be the best thing in this box! I’m definitely using this during one of my morning shifts at work!

* Herbal Zap-Ancient Ayurvedic Herbal Blend for Immune Support: It is an¬†instantly dissolving herbal supplement which has 14 concentrated Ayurvedic herbal extracts. I don’t usually open products before I take pictures, but this was an emergency! I got back to work (after being off for 2 months) everyone was sick! No way am I getting sick in the beginning of the year. Anyways, I digress. It had a peppery and spicy taste to it.

*¬†EBOOST-Spruce Energizing Whole Greens with a Smart Shaker v2lite: It has 3 servings of whole veggies with 6 grams of fiber and is non-gmo. This one is Green Apple Ginger. Is it just me or you do sense a theme with this box?! I love it! FUN Fact: There’s natural caffeine and antioxidants from whole coffee cherries! It’s nice to get a mini shaker that I can easily take to-go while going to work.

*¬†napz all natural short-term sleep aid: I usually feel a bit iffy about sleeping aid but from what I can see, it’s non-habit forming and it’s drug free. Ingredients include: chamomile extract, passiflora extract, lemon balm extract and hibiscus flower extract. I’m very interested to see if this works! Mind you, I’ve only used a sleep aid once in my life.

*¬†Andalou Naturals Beauty is Renewal Face Cream: It’s a probiotic and Vitamin C cream that uplifts tone and texture to a lighter, tighter, brighter looking appearance and a luminous complexion. I can’t wait to try this!

*¬†Nellie’s All Natural Wow Stick Stain Remover: Remember this? This is my second time receiving this stain remover. It’s a simple stain remover, just wet the Wow Stick and rub gently onto the stain. Then just agitate the stain under water and voila, you’re done! I just love this scent, it’s a citrusy scent.

As I finish typing this up, I realized something! New Year New You healthier goodie boxes! What do you guys think?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mani Monday: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish “Dark Lava #110”

Happy Monday loves!

Hope all had a great weekend. ūüôā

Did you know that CVS now sells CND Nail polish?! Well, I first saw it a few months ago but finally purchased a polish to see if it was worth the hype. Let me tell you, there’s a ton of shades of these polishes! It costs $10.50, a little expensive then usual but hey, you know I just love trying new polishes.

I got the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in the shade Dark Lava. It’s a shimmery dark purple with a red tone and also a bit opaque.

I think I’m a big fan of wine colored polishes for the most part!

What do you think? ūüôā

CVS Sheet Mask Haul and Deal!

Happy New Years loves! I hope 2018 brings all your dreams and goals come true!!

So this is my first ever post of 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better deal to post!

You know me, I’m always looking at the skincare products at CVS and go figure. They have had so many clearance sales on most beauty products. I came across a few Korean sheet masks that were only $0.75 cents! FYI they are called the Cr√®me shop.

I would think it’s on clearance due to the holiday sets and scents.

I bought 3 of them just to try out:

An Elf’s Workshop Resveratrol Sheet Mask: Anti-age and plumb

*Resveratrol boosts collagen levels to keep skin firm and youthful.

B12 Complex Infused Face Mask: It brightens sullen skin, combats dry, cracked skin and reveals healthy radiance

*B12 is an essential vitamin known to reduce redness, inflammation, dryness and dullness of skin. It improves overall complexion and tone.

Limited Edition Fushion Sheet Mask Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon): The Benefits of 2 masks in 1!

*Pumpkin’s superpower: Pumpkin enzymes help boost skin turnover to reveal a fresh face and a rejuvenated complexin.

*Cinnamon’s superpower: Ultra-absorbent. It neutralizes oily skin by soaking up excess sebum. It also helps thwart future breakouts and blemishes.

So really, think about it! You usually can find sheet masks for about 2.99 each and you’re only paying 75 cents?! I think this is a major steal! ūüėÄ

 

 

News Quickies Youtube Review

Happy Wednesday loves!

How’s everyone’s Christmas shopping coming along?! We’re only a few days away from Christmas 2017!

I’m here trying out something new: reviews on Youtube channels. To kick off this idea, lets take a look at News Quickies.

Do you just ever get tired of watching the news and getting an overwhelming amount of information? So much that you don’t know what to listen to anymore?

Well, you’re in luck then! Stephanie Martinez a five-time Emmy nominee reporter based in Los Angeles and is the voice of News Quickies. Think News Quickies as a video version of theSkimm.

The best part is that you’ll know the latest news going on in the world in less than 90 seconds without having to turn on the TV.

Here’s a few ways of connecting with News Quickies:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Patreon