#BrandAmbassador

I’m sure you’ve seen this hashtag several times on social media platforms, but what does it mean to be a Brand Ambassador?

If you have not been asked or approached by a company or brand, here is a quick definition.

According to Wikipedia, a Brand Ambassador is ” a  person hired by an organization or company to represent a brand and increase awareness and sales.”  In simpler terms, the company/brand reaches out to you, offers an incentive for you to help “build” or bring awareness to their company/brand by posting about it on social media.  Of course every company/brand is different.  If you choose to accept their offer and agree to represent the company/brand, you normally will receive a discount code to offer to your followers, in hopes that they in-turn will use it to purchase an item from said company/brand.  There is usually a incentive given to you the more your code is used.  Again, each Brand Ambassador offer will vary.

Your job, not the hardest if you’re a picture taking social media obsessed woman like me, is to post photos of the item(s) or you and the item(s) on to the various social media outlets, hoping to bring attention to the company/brand and ultimately sales due to your promotion.

I have been fortunate enough to be asked by 3 brands via Instagram to represent and post about their products.

My first ambassadorship offer was from Mirina Collections based in New York.  They are an accessories brand that is known for its focus on statement necklaces.  In this case, I purchased a necklace at a discounted price and received a discount code to share with my followers.  I no longer am a ambassador for their brand but the necklace I received is one of my favorites on a dressy occasion.

Mirina Collection
Mirina Collection

Next to ask was Sol Theory.  Sol Theory is a sunglasses and accessories monthly subscription box company based out of California.  You sign up and every month you get a new box.  You have different options on what you can receive; you either get new sunglasses or both sunglasses and an accessory as they also sell those.  Since I am a sunnies (sunglasses) lover, I was super excited and more than willing to accept their offer.

Sol Theory July Box
Sol Theory August Box

I am absolutely in love with the sunglasses I have received so far and look forward each month to my new box. Like my first ambassadorship, I get a discounted code to share with my followers and an incentive each time my code is used.

Recently, I have accepted an offer from #OOTDLeggings / Creepy Leggings division.  Again, a brand after my own heart! The Creepy Leggings division specializes in all things creepy and cool.  From “The Tragedy of Hamlet” leggings, “Skulls and Roses” leggings to Pentagrams and Tim Burton, these leggings are so my style.  This was another brand I was super excited to be approached by and gladly accepted their offer.  Leggings are a staple in my wardrobe in many ways. Mix in skulls, roses and TIM BURTON (I love all things Tim Burton and skulls) and I am in there like swimwear! (LOL)  Like the previous 2 brands, I also get a discount code to share with my followers.

Skull and Roses Leggings
Skull and Roses Leggings
Skull and Roses Leggings

Now, for the answer to the million dollar question, Do I get paid? No. I do receive discounts and perks through the brands.

I don’t do this in the hopes of making money, if it does that’s fantastic. I do have a regular job that suits me just fine.  I do this for fun and as a hobby.  Blogging, posting on social media and representing brands is just a way to express a passion of mine.  So, it is more than humbling to have my style be noticed and have a brand see fit to post me on their social media outlets and have me represent them on mine.  To me it’s really cool, an awesome compliment and very much appreciated.

So my dear dear friends and followers SHOP!!!! Hey, I mean no one loses here. LOL. I get a discount and cool items, YOU get a discount and cool items.  Where is the downfall in that, besides perhaps your bank account balance? LOL. I will provide the codes for Sol Theory and #OOTDLeggins below so that balance in your bank account won’t go that low. ☺️

xoxo Nikki M.

SOL THEORY DISCOUNT CODE: NIKKIM20

#OTTDLeggings DISCOUNT CODE: NIKKIM

 

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#OnWednesdayWeTalkIpsy

Hello luvah’s 😘 !  It’s  that Wednesday of the month my friends, Ipsy Wednesday!

YES! I know I am super duper late. However, I was one of those unfortunate souls this month who’s bag didn’t make it in time.( 😩 sigh) I digress, it is here now and all is well with my Ipsy world, so let’s dive into what I got in my June Glam Bag.


First, let me say these makeup bags are the cutest! I love switching out makeup bags and Ipsy always gives me great options!

On to the swag. As usual I got an array of items.

Frank Body Original Body Scrub
Urban Decay Lounge Eye Shadow
Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Colour Pop Crème Gel Liner

Since I received this just last week I have not yet gotten to try all the products.

I love Urban Decay Cosmetics, however eye shadow is not my thing, so I am not too sure I will use it. It is a “trippy” duo-tone hue that changes from variants of green and red. If I’m feeling a lil Badgal RiRi I just might attempt this. 😜

Ahhh Colour Pop how I love thee! Not only do they make bomb.com lip glosses and my ultimate fav matte liquid lipsticks (aside from Kylie Jenner, LOL) but they clearly have the recipe for great gel liner as well.

This color called Swerve, comes in a box that has a blue-turquoise color but this is how it appears on my skin tone. Almost black. I am not sure if that is the goal, but I will say that the staying power of this liner is amazing.

The Be a Bombshell gloss is very nice. The color is called Secret. It s a very nude pink that has hints of coconut in its scent. It’s super light weight and not sticky or tacky at all. Although, alone it is slightly too light for my skin tone, I found that applied lightly, like in the photo below, or with a slightly darker lip liner this does work well darker tones.

Lastly, the one item I am dying to use and waiting for my next #ManicMonday to do so is the Frank Body Original Body Scrub. 😍 I am a sucker for body scrubs and muds and this seems like it will be divine. I will be sure to update you on it as I’m sure after this upcoming weekends activities I will be needing this on #RecoveryTuesday LOL.

So there ya have it folks. The June Ipsy Glam Bag. I hope you all received yours!

xoxo Nikki M.

For more information on Ipsy go to https://www.ipsy.com/glambag/