My Collaboration with “Rose Paulino”

Good morning my beauts, welcome to my channel if you are new! Hello, my name is Alyssa and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I am from Hamilton Ontario and have been blogging for a while now. I recently have been focusing my blogging on fashion as I am a fashion enthusiast and love my clothes and accessories! To me, feeling good comes from having confidence in who you are as an individual and to me, I love showing off new outfits for you beauts. I recently have been focusing on spring and summer fashion. I know everyone is on the hunt for the latest trends, fashion and new clothing lines out there. One of the biggest and most beneficial site to find new clothing brands is none other than Instagram. I swear by Instagram when it comes to finding new clothing brands, and the latest fashion trends. I have met so many wonderful people through collaborations that I just want to give everyone a giant hug! I have developed so many friendships and it is all thanks to my collaborations and the opportunities people give me. I can not thank you enough! I am exploring every day on Instagram and was welcomed one day by a comment on my photo from a retail company whose brand focuses on swimwear. They had told me to get in touch with them and I did! They wanted to send me one of their beautiful bathing suits. This wonderful company is called, “Rose Paulino” and I was speaking to none other than the gorgeous Rose Paulino herself. She was a wonderful lady to speak to, and her swimwear clothing line is absolutely flawless… I mean flawless.  I could not say no!

Not going to lie, I have been working on my body for quite some time now, trying to eat healthier, cutting out the wine and pop. It was really hard but I am finally getting on track with my summer body and have been already losing weight!  I thought, “why not show off my progress and be a positive role model for others to see”. As Rose Paulino states, “confidence comes from within, confidence is beautiful”. I finally am at a place right now where I am confident with my body and am finally realizing that it’s okay to not be a size zero. I am learning o love myself from the inside and out. I am so proud to have been given the opportunity to rock one of Rose Paulino’s bathing suits.

Rose Paulino is the gorgeous co-founder and CEO of Rose Paulino, followed by Jalisa Jordan who is the creative director, and also Alexsa Tolentino who is the other creative director. I must say to this wonderful team that your designs are absolutely gorgeous and really do make you feel sexy, classy and chic all at the same time.  At Rose Paulino, the company is embracing women for who they are not only through confidence but by allowing them to feel luxurious without trying. Literally, the right outfit and style can make a woman feel super bold and confident. Rose Paulino has 4 core values that are mottos embedded into every piece every time.

  1. From shop to body- Ready to wear
  2. A prime focus-Beauty and confidence
  3. Be a rebel… embracing you!
  4. The Mantra- Swimwear, everywhere!

I absolutely love all of this and what Rose Paulino is all about. Rose Paulino is not just about swimwear, it’s swimwear everywhere! I was looking at their website and chose a beautiful swimsuit that completely caught my eye right off the bat. It is called “Blair” and retails for $59.00.  The features of this bathing suit include a low cut back, self-tie back closure, criss-cross halter front and high waisted bottoms. I love this and knew that I had to get my hands on one! This bathing suit comes in the colour black and is super flattering.  I was so anxious and excited to receive my bathing suit in the mail and was counting down the days! When I received my package in the mail, it was wrapped so beautifully in a red bag which was adorable and such a nice touch. I also received a business card and a welcome card which was so nice! I don’t know about you beauts but I do not own a nice sexy bathing suit, I just own boring plain ones. I was so excited!  It was so gorgeous in the package and once I tried it on, my boyfriend’s mouth dropped and so did mine. I truly felt absolutely stunning in this bathing suit, and I have always had a love-hate relationship with my body. I felt confident and beautiful.  One thing that I love about these bathing suits as you can wear them with a pair of shorts, maybe some jewellery and style them how you want to. For my photo shoot, I just paired my bathing suit with some black heels and some big gold thick hoops.

“Beauty is Confidence…”

I want to personally take the time to thank Rose Paulino and her company for reaching out to me and wanting to do a collaboration with me. I was so honoured and excited about this opportunity. I am beyond grateful when companies reach out to me, it means my hard work is paying off! Rose Paulino does custom swimwear per requests as well.. The phone number for Rose Paulino is (845)-430-8014 and their email is info@rosepaulino.com, as well as they are located in New York. The Twitter and Facebook account to follow them is as followed: rosepaulinous. Be sure to follow them on Instagram at @rosepaulinous! Come spread some love on their page as they are such a beautiful company who makes amazing and gorgeous swimwear. Also be sure to follow me on Instagram at alyssahotrum_xo to stay updated! Take care and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Coco Lime Apparel”

Good morning my beauts, I hope you are all doing fantastic so far, and having a wonderful Tuesday! Hey, you made it through Monday so that’s a good thing! I have been busy yet again doing collaborations with new companies which I absolutely adore and love! I don’ even know what else I would be doing if it wasn’t for blogging, to be honest! Blogging is what I love doing, and I love modelling clothing for you beauts! Also, if you are not following me on Instagram be sure to do so at @alyssahotrum_xo.

I have some recent exciting news for you beauts, on my channel I will soon be featuring men’s fashion modelled by my boyfriend Dayten Pottruff who can be seen in some of my pictures on Instagram. I am super excited and can not wait to show you guys the final product! So stay tuned! So recently I collaborated with a beautiful company called, “Coco Lime Apparel” who I found on Instagram one day. I reached out to the company as I absolutely loved their page and spoke to the Co-Founder of the company, Courtney Braddock. She was so pleasant and sweet to talk to I absolutely enjoyed our chatting!  While looking on her website for her company, there were so many unique and different styles that caught my attention right off the bat.

Coco Lime Apparel picks out items with unique style that will fit everyone’s taste, and I absolutely adore this. Coco Lime Apparel is an online boutique, and trust me beauts, the outfits are absolutely STUNNING. Simply flawless. So I know you beauts are dying to know a little bit about the company! Courtney states, “hi, I’m Courtney “Coco”. I started Coco Lime Apparel simply for the love of clothing and the diverse styles that I’m able to offer my customers for every unique taste. Coco Lime Apparel offers seasonal items and casual everyday items. A little background on how I came up with Coco Lime Apparel- my nickname is “Coco” and I absolutely LOVE lime on practically every food item, thus Coco Lime was born. A little background on me- I’ve worked in retail throughout high school and college and am aware that customer service and quality is as valuable as the clothing I offer. I’m able to bring that to my own business to serve new customers and returning customers too. I hope you LOVE my website! Happy Shopping Coco’s!”. I absolutely love the background information about this company, that is adorable!!

I checked out the website and was blown away by how many items I would wear. It was so hard to pick just one, as I fell in love with every single one. I finally had my heart set on one outfit in particular that I adored! I absolutely loved this item called, “Kai Romper Maxi” which retails in store for $35.00. I was blown away by how stunning this was and could not wait to receive it in the mail! Once I received it in the mail, it literally took my breath away! My photographer Dayten Pottuff, who is my boyfriend, was absolutely speechless. Like he had to gather his thoughts! I loved it.

I also received this beautiful card from Courtney which I loved! Cards from my companies that I work with means so much to me, they are so personal and beautiful… I love them so much so thank you Courtney! Absolutely beautiful!

I highly highly recommend checking out Coco Lime Apparel and checking out Courtney’s page! There are so many gorgeous outfits located on the website, perfect for summer and spring weather. I love how it shows a little bit of leg, it’s the perfect amount of classy and sexy at the same time. Be sure to tag Coco Lime Apparel in your Instagram pictures to be featured! I want to personally take the time to thank Coco Lime Apparel for allowing me to collaborate with their beautiful company! Courtney, you are such a sweet individual and I was so honoured to work with you and your gorgeous company. Be sure to come spread some love over on her page at “@cocolimeapparel” and her website is http://www.cocolimeapparel.com.   Also be sure to follow all my social media pages located on my home page to stay updated with blog posts in the near future! Have a wonderful Tuesday, take care & much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Welly Merck” Watches

Good morning my beauts, rise and shine! I have been enjoying this nice weather which has been absolutely beautiful. Honestly, when the weather is nice, it makes my day so much happier and brighter. When the weather is dull and gloomy, I often like to just stay in my pj’s and sleep all day, literally zero motivation to even do a thing. I am excited to share that a beautiful jewellery and watch company decided to reach out to me and ask if I was interested in collaborating with them! The company is called “Welly Merck“!

As you beauts know, it is a big deal for me when I am not the first one reaching out to companies, but instead, they are reaching out to me, its an honour.   I was more than happy to collaborate with their beautiful company, and of course, had to say yes! I started looking up Welly Merck on Instagram to check out their company, and they have an amazing page. I later checked out their website and was amazed at how beautiful the watches were. You can never have too many watches as I say! Watches are such fashionable accessories and really pull an outfit together. Welly Merck designs are purposeful, modern, and always evolving. As Welly Merck states, “Watches are the ultimate statement piece”.

The Story Behind the Company

Each Welly Merck watch denotes excellence, diligence and sophistication.  The company explains, “Welly Merck was founded on the true story of Merck and Welly, lovers who established a timeless identity by facing adversity and overcoming it. Welly Merck watches are evidence of their journey. Merck grew up a part of a small town’s lower-class, located against a backdrop of mountains, coal mining, and making-dye. His father, a miner, struggled to provide for Merck’s mother and siblings.Rather than being diminished by his surroundings and status, Merck was inspired by them. He grew up with a deep respect for family, an affinity for simplicity, and dedication to his work. From a very young age, Merck learned to never stop striving. Merck’s resolute spirit stuck with him throughout the years, and by age 16 he left his small hometown for college. Soon after that, Merck’s father fell seriously ill, leaving the family more vulnerable than ever. As a result of this situation, Merck was forced to relinquish his dreams of finishing college; these difficulties did not obliterate his ambitions. Perhaps more valuable than a college degree was his strength of character, which attracted his soul-mate, Welly, who he married.

In time, Merck was able to return to school and graduated with honours. Rather than being burdened by the difficulties he experienced, he grew more determined to succeed. Before long, he and Welly had a clear goal: to develop something that symbolized their approach to life and the things they’ve overcome. They created the Welly Merck watch, a representation of durability, simplicity, and tireless striving.
The Welly Merck watch line is for those who choose to make a statement. As a brand, Welly Merck seeks to align with people who, like the founders, never stop striving, never stop working hard, and who face obstacles with determination and class”. I absolutely love this story, it is so powerful and really is interesting to read and listen to. I love companies that have a wonderful background story and message to their company. This is what attracts my interest, and I could not be more proud of the company for creating such a wonderful watch line.
I was super excited to receive my watch in the mail, as I had ordered a rose gold watch with a black face and mesh strap. This watch in the store is called, “The Classic New York R, 36mm”. This watch can come in a white dial colour or black, which is what I ordered. The glass is a sapphire crystal, and its a Swiss Quartz Movement. I absolutely love any gold, or rose gold watches, I think they are absolutely stunning on, and I do not own a watch with a black face yet which is a really neat touch to the watch.  There are also many different colours to choose from as well as men and women’s watches. Be sure to use my special discount for 15% off your purchase at checkout which is, “AlyssaH15″. You guys don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. The watch that I ordered retails in store for, $189.00.  I absolutely love my watch and I think it really compliments my outfits perfectly.
I want to take the time to thank “Welly Merck” for allowing me to collaborate with their company and reaching out to me! It was an honour working with you guys and I am super happy you reached out! Come spread some love on their page and check out the variety of watches they have on their website for both men and women! Check out their Instagram page over at @wellymerck or their website over at http://www.wellymerck.com. Don’t forget to use your discount! I hope you beauts enjoyed this post, take care & much love xo
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My Collaboration with “Equilibrio Gems”

Good morning my beauts! Welcome to my channel, I hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday morning so far! Again, since the beautiful weather is here I have been busy working on some interesting and neat collaborations with you! Some people who I have worked with and interviewed in the past was the beautiful POESY herself, and the wonderful Michael Landsberg which will be in the near future. I am always on the hunt to reach out to talented companies, and companies who catch my attention.  One thing that I have been recently into lately, is jewellery that helps balance your soul, calms your state of mind, and helps with stability. I find these types of jewellery so interesting and intriguing to learn more about. I managed to find this beautiful jewellery and watches account on Instagram called, “Equilibrio Gems”, created by the talented Ariana Stefancic.  I decided to reach out to her over Instagram as I adored her page and loved her jewellery she created! Flawless! Ariana was a pleasure to speak to! I know what you beauts are thinking, tell us a bit more about the company!

Equilibrio Gems was created in January 2018. Ariana explains, “I named my jewellery company Equilibrio Gems behind the word ‘Equilibrium’, which means a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced. A calm state of mind. Symmetry. Stability. That is why when you take a look at my logo, I have the scale that’s balancing my logo name. Gemstones are meant to balance the mind, body, and soul through their natural properties. Not only are they beautiful, but each gemstone carries a specific frequency. When worn or held, these frequencies are translated into a vibration energy that gets transferred to the wearer, ultimately clearing them of any uncomfortable energy and balancing their inner core (known as the chakras). All of my jewellery designs are meant to help with a person’s equilibrium. Also, each design is finished with a touch of minimalistic glam (because who doesn’t love a little bling bling :D). Simplicity is what we all want to achieve in life, but no one said jewellery had to be simple. Equilibrio Gems is edgy, fashion-forward, and one-of-a-kind. 

As a child, I was always fascinated by jewellery and the composition of jewellery. I also grew up collecting rocks and stones from all over the world. My younger self-loved the way each rock and stone sparkled in the light along with the different textures and colours that came with it. I started creating bracelets for myself about two years ago and had a lot of my friends and family ask me if I could make them some pieces as well. I didn’t think to turn my jewellery designs into a business at the time as I was managing another business that I founded full-time. I stopped making jewellery all together as everyday life occurrences kept my time occupied. I realized I missed the creative aspect of making jewellery and the passion I had for it. I believe wholeheartedly that passion is an essential quality of success. I relaunched my jewellery company January of this year, fully branding Equilibrio Gems and properly making a name for myself”.
Ariana is the sole creator of “Equilibrio Gems”.  She expresses that it gives her the power and option to let her be herself, and have that translate into all her designs. Being from Vaughan, Ontario, Ariana is on her way to success, and she already is doing so well for herself! She had sent me a picture of what she had specifically made for me in regards to one of her gorgeous bracelets. I was in awe. I remember my mom being right beside me, and I showed her the picture, she was in shock! We both could not believe that Ariana had made them for me, and had taken the time out of her day to do that. What a talented individual! I could not wait to get the mail and receive my two bracelets!
I received two beautiful bracelets in the mail from Equilibrio Gems. The first one, the white one which is called, “White Howlite“. This bracelet has a calming effect, aids in sleep, teaches patience, enhances your ambitions and also absorbs anger. Like how could you not want this bracelet? From someone who personally suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, I needed something to help calm me, and I find this bracelet does just that! It is absolutely stunning on, and I have been getting numerous compliments on it. Love this one Ariana!
The second bracelet which is a blue one is called, “Sodalite” is absolutely stunning as well. They look beautiful together and really compliment one another. This bracelet helps with harmonizing and soothing, helps strengthen confidence,  as well as helps one develop their intuition. This is also an idealistic stone which is gorgeous. I love wearing both of my bracelets and I am so fascinated at how they work and the benefits of wearing them!
If you are interested in purchasing some bracelets or requesting an order from Ariana and Equilibrio Gems feel free to contact her through email at equilibriogems@gmail.com. She also has various designs and options on her Instagram page @equilibriogems. Ariana is currently working on an Etsy page that will be set to launch by the beginning of Summer 2018. I want to take the time to personally thank Ariana and her company “Equilibrio Gems” for allowing me to collaborate with her! She was such a pleasure to work with and makes such gorgeous bracelets. I am currently typing up this blog post with my bracelets on! I love them, thank you so much again, Ariana, for making these gorgeous bracelets for me, I appreciate it a ton, Be sure to come spread some love on her Instagram page. Enjoy the rest of your week, and take care.Much love xo.
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My Collaboration with “ShuffleLifestyles”

Hello my gorgeous beauts, and welcome to my channel if you are new! My name is Alyssa and I am a lifestyle, beauty and fashion blogger who has been blogging for several years now. I have been recently doing collaborations with different companies in regards to modelling and reviewing their products for you beauts to see for yourselves. I absolutely love my hobby and would not change it for the world. I would love to make this into a full-time career one day if the opportunity came up for sure, that would be absolutely amazing! I have worked with some beautiful companies in the past and really got to make some amazing friendships with individuals.  I am really excited about this collaboration especially because I got to work with a company who’s products are to die for, I would wear everything on there and got a lot of amazing apparel from their store. So this wonderful company brings you the best quality and most affordable LED shoes/ rave clothing you have ever laid eyes on. I know what you beauts are thinking, “Alyssa, do you even rave?“, the answer is I have never raved before, but I absolutely love all of their clothing pieces and would even wear some to bars or clubs! Guys, when I say I adore these clothing pieces I mean I ADORE them. If there is one thing you guys need to know about me is I am not afraid to show off a bit of skin, I love to dress sexy but classy a lot of the times, especially when I am going out. I think there is nothing wrong with this whatsoever, and this company really does have a rocking style that’s for sure. I reached out to  “Shufflelifestyles”  a while back and they were more than happy to do a collaboration with me which was awesome.  This clothing company started out as an Instagram page featuring shufflers from around the world, and now they are shipping out their own brand of products which is amazing. So like I said, I received numerous shirts from Shufflelifestyles that I am so eager to show you guys.  Shall we begin?

I absolutely love the colour of this long sleeve shirt which is called, the ” Kawaii Long Sleeve Hoodie” , which retails for $24.00. I really love this shirt, it is so comfortable, sexy and stylish all at the same time. I would wear this for everyday wear for sure, and it comes in different colours as well. I usually only wear black clothing pieces, so I thought, “hey..why not show off a little bit of colour?”.

Another one of my favourites which I adore is slouchy, oversized sweaters. I am always getting my hands on these that’s for sure. This sweater is called the “Batwing Oversized Large Sweater”,  which retails for $35.00. I love how this sweater was made and love the batwing sleeves on it, super adorable. I absolutely love off the shoulder sweaters! This sweater came with a whole bunch of other colours as well for you beauts, which is awesome. I highly recommend purchasing one of these for yourself that’s for sure!

This next top is absolutely stunning, it is a beautiful lace bodysuit! This “Black Lace Bodysuit”, retails for $32.00 on sale now for $18.99, which is amazing.  I absolutely love bodysuits and whenever I can get my hands on one I will! I think this piece looks super classy with a hint of sexy to it.  I just paired this bodysuit with a pair of high waisted jeans and voila, looks super stylish, absolutely in love. I love how my bra peeks out of this piece, I think that is super chic and just enough sexiness to the outfit.

I am in love with this top.  I think this is one of the sexiest pieces that I own for sure, but hey why not be a little adventurous and spontaneous, you only live once! I thought I would try it out and give it a go, and I am so glad that I did!  You can for sure tell that this is a rave top, but who cares, because I adore it. One day beauts, one day I will go to my first rave and this is what I am going to wear . This is called the , “Ordeson Criss-Cross Top”, which retails for $30.00 in store.

Again, you beauts know me and my lovely bodysuits, ps… the sexier the better in my opinion, and this has just the right amount of sexy to it. This is the “Femme Sleeveless Backless Bodysuit”, which retails for $35.00 but is on sale for $28.99, which is quite the steal.  This also comes in different colours as well, but I decided to be different and get mine in the colour white which I am quite happy with. I love how this bodysuit ties up in the back, as I absolutely love bows on shirts, they are adorable. This piece is super comfortable and super stylish as well.  This is for sure a must have in your wardrobe. I would for sure wear this out to a bar/club hands down.

I want to personally take a moment to thank Shufflelifestyles for allowing me to collaborate with their company and model a few pieces of clothing for you beauts! If I could purchase everything from this store I for sure would in a heartbeat, it is my style and I love every single one of their pieces. I highly highly recommend checking out their Instagram page over at “@shufflelifestyles”, and spread some love over there. Also what is pretty neat is you can have a chance to be featured on their page if you are a shuffler and want to show off your sweet moves, (totally wish I knew how to do this). Just simply tag “@shufflelifestyles” for a feature! SO neat! Be sure to follow my other social media sites located on my homepage for more upcoming blogs in the near future! Take care and much love xo.

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My Collaboration with “Wondrous Blue Clothing”

Hey, beauts and welcome to my channel! I am so glad you guys decided to pop by and say hi! I always enjoy having your company and love sharing new brands that I managed to find on Instagram. I literally spend half of my days sometimes just searching new clothing brands and lines on Instagram and love reaching out to companies. The companies that I reach out to are the ones that catch my eye on their Instagram page. I literally don’t look at how many followers the company has, I look at how attractive their page is, their clothing line and the message they present.  Honestly, a company that has 100 followers may even be better than a company who has 1000 followers in my opinion, you never know. I was searching on Instagram one day and came across a wonderful company called, ” Wondrous Blue Clothing“. I decided to reach out to the company and ask if they were interested in a collaboration with me.  I was happy when they agreed right away to collaborating! Wondrous Blue Clothing brand launched in June 2017, bringing in a twist of culture from the New England Area. The company states, “I have always been a man of action; someone that was not worried about taking a risk because everything in life is worth taking a chance for. Even when I thought I was starting too many businesses at once, it was the adrenaline and thought of success that kept me going to make sure every business had a chance to succeed.

Every day I would get congratulatory messages about how everyone was proud of me for doing what I’m doing. It was an amazing feeling. Even getting calls and messages asking, “how can I start a business?”, “how can I make shirts?”, “what do I need?”, “let’s meet up to talk about how you got started and what I should do.” I was extremely happy to hear that people wanted to hear from me and see what they could do to progress to the state that I was in. It was a great feeling knowing people wanted my help even though I was still learning how to do things correctly myself – it’s what made me persistent and focused. I was always excited to teach them what I had learned and share my knowledge. Especially when I would hear it come from life-long friends that I haven’t seen in a while – it gave me that extra oomph to just blab all I learned to get them started.

My life-long family friend, my brother, Lucas Salem, was one of those people. He wanted to start a t-shirt business and since I had an established t-shirt printing company, with my good friend Joe Castro, he came to me. It was great to hear that he wanted to meet up and talk about how he should get started and what he should do but we always kept putting it off. Unfortunately, I never got that chance to meet up with Lucas. He passed away due to a tragic car accident before we ever got a chance to talk about the t-shirt company that he wanted to build. I wish every day that I never pushed that date back to meet up because tomorrow is never promised and that is something that we always take for granted. That is how Wondrous Blue was born! People say that in life you die twice; once when we leave this earth and then again when we are forgotten. I will not let that happen! Lucas Salem was a man of the sea, a fisherman, a great and honest person, and a great friend! His memory lives on with Wondrous Blue!”  I absolutely love this story and pay great respect for this company as this is a beautiful story. As soon as I  had read a bit about the company that’s when I decided to reach out to them and inquire about a collaboration. I love companies with a powerful message and love seeing what different companies are all about.

While looking on their website, I was amazed at how beautiful the clothing line was.  There are three categories of shirts to choose from such as; short sleeve, long sleeve and little anchors. I am especially drawn to long sleeve shirts as I am always cold all the time, and just love the look of these shirts in general. I especially loved the pocket style t-shirts! There are so many different colours to choose from which is amazing, but since I am a very plain girl I really enjoy either black or white shirts in general. I really liked the “Long Sleeve Ship Graphic Pocket T-Shirt” in white which retails for, $34.99.  I decided to get mine in a size medium which fits absolutely perfectly and I am so happy for that! I could not wait for my shirt to come in and was super excited when I received it in the mail! The material is super comfortable, stylish and is something I would for sure wear.

I was also amazed at how friendly and down to earth the company was, they were a pleasure to talk to! Again, absolutely love companies that are super engaging with their clients, and are super friendly to speak to. I would for sure order more clothing from this site by far, I absolutely love the style, the company in general and love everything they have going for them. Again, loving the pocket tee style!

“… the t-shirt company he would’ve started”

I want to personally take the time to thank Wondrous Blue Clothing for allowing me to collaborate with their company! You guys are such wonderful people. Be sure to come spread some love over on their page at “@wondrousblueclothing”. Also be sure to follow my other social media accounts located on my home page for future blogs! Take care and much love xo.

My new position as a Mental Health Blogger for Chase and Hunter!

Hey my beauts, I hope you are all doing well and fabulous! Happy Saturday! I can’t believe it’s the weekend already, that literally flew by! I am so excited, I had Thursday and Friday both off which was awesome, so extra long weekend for me! As you beauts know, I am a nanny and have been for a couple years now. My last day was on Wednesday, so it was a bittersweet day. I am excited to see what is in store for the near future, but I am going to miss my baby girl dearly, she was one year old… too precious! So back to business, I have been writing blogs like crazy… literally blogs coming out of my asshole… no joke. But hey! Honestly, I absolutely love writing and coming up with posts for you guys so that doesn’t bother me one bit! I have been working on a project for about a couple weeks now and I am finally excited to share it with you beauts! I have been given the opportunity to work with a brand dedicated to sharing student’s experiences in college and university. Not only does this brand sound absolutely amazing already… right? I have had so many memories and whatnot that I experienced in university, so I adore their website so much and what they have to offer.  I found “Chase and Hunter” one day while exploring Instagram and really loved their page. It was so down to earth, loved reading about student’s experiences in both college and university, and absolutely adored the clothing line. If you beauts know me I am all about cropped hoodies. 100%. I think they are absolutely adorable and so stylish. Pairing these with high waisted pants or yoga pants looks unreal and adorable.  So I started following their page on Instagram and was always intrigued by their stories they post. They are a very interactive brand and include everyone which is amazing. They often do a bunch of polls on their stories seeing what kinds of apparel students love best and what not… love this. You have the option of having a voice and giving your opinion on things which is fantastic. I noticed one day  Chase and Hunter had posted on their story that they were searching for someone to help out with the company, marketing and so forth.  I then sent them a message saying I was very interested in this position, and I got in touch over the phone with the CEO of Chase and Hunter, Jake Karls, super down to earth guy, super friendly, and it was very easy speaking to him which I loved. I ran the idea by him that maybe there could be a section on the website discussing the aspect of Mental Health, as I know a lot of students who are in post-secondary school probably have had some struggles and experiences in regards to Mental Health. He absolutely loved the idea and thought it would be great to talk about mental health on the website. I wanted this to be a safe space where students from all around the world and different schools can come and share their own personal stories with one another, relating, connecting and expressing their emotions and feelings… what they personally went through or have been going through.

I wanted a welcoming, safe platform where students can share, and offer advice and take in new information in regards to mental health. I am so thankful that Chase and Hunter agreed to this idea, and I am pleased to announce I have joined their team and am now taking on the opportunity of being a mental health blogger for the company! I am so thrilled beyond belief that I get to express and share my ideas about something I am so passionate about and absolutely love.  I finally have been given a chance to share my stories with others around the world and for an amazing brand.  I have been gathering numerous articles and stories from student’s who are in post-secondary school or have attended it in the past. To my surprise, a lot of people reached out to me and wanted to share their mental health stories and struggles while in school, which was amazing. I was blown away. I even had a few people who I did not know reach out to me over social media which was unreal, and I was so beyond grateful for this. These stories are going to be shared amongst the Chase and Hunter website for other’s to relate to and connect to.  Mental health should not be kept quiet and remain in the dark. As some of you beauts know I have been struggling with mental illnesses my whole entire life, as early as grade 6. I did not know at the time that I had anxiety but soon later found out within my university years, and let me just say this…. I struggled a lot with it in university. I am grateful that there is now a platform to share and open up my story with others as I am not ashamed one bit. I know a lot of people struggle with mental illness, sometimes not knowing where to turn to, or how to go about it. I have been writing articles and blog posts recently strictly on mental illness and tips and tricks for those who are struggling. These articles will be published on the Chase and Hunter website which is unreal, and there will be a section dedicated to my blog posts on their website. I can not thank Chase and Hunter enough for this incredible and welcoming opportunity for me. I really have no words. I have been working my ass off for you beauts, and can not wait to share my posts with you guys! Currently, Chase and Hunter are going to launch a new website in the near future so I will let you guys know when everything is up and running on the website. Right now, we are just prepping and Jake is busy putting together the website! I am so excited and I know you guys will absolutely love it. I will keep you guys posted when I know further news about the launch of the new website, so stay tuned! One thing that I am looking forward to is sharing my story with you guys. I have mentioned a bit of my channel already about my mental illnesses, but I am excited to share with student’s around the world who I am, and what I am all about. As you beauts know I am an extremely open person, willing to share my story hands down with you guys, but sometimes this is not always an easy thing to do.If you guys are wanting to share a story and have it posted on the Chase and Hunter website, feel free to send me a message through one of my social media sites and I will gladly give you all the details! I want to personally say thank you to everyone who has sent me their story and opened up. It’s not easy and you have a lot of courage by doing so. I want other’s who are struggling to know they are never alone, and that there are always resources out there that are available to students. I am by no means a mental health professional or expert, but I do have a strong passion for mental health and have personally suffered from anxiety for years now. I have written some articles on ways to help ease anxiety before a big presentation, tips on how to wake up in a positive mood, and also how to notice the warning signs on someone who may be struggling. These are a few examples of what is going to be on the Chase and Hunter website and what you beauts have to look forward to.

So I know what you beauts are thinking… you want to hear a bit more about what Chase and Hunter are all about right? The founder of Chase and Hunter, Jake Karls, states, “ as much fun as I had in college (partying and not studying obviously), dorm rooms are pretty bland and always kind of reminded me of the back office of a senior manager at the DMV. WHITE WALLS SUCK, and worse than that, white walls don’t inspire anyone.I quickly realized that hanging a piece of art on my wall changed my headspace and created the good vibes that I wanted for me and my friends. Something as simple as a famous landmark or a quote was able to evoke powerful emotions for me and anyone coming over. Being the founder of Chase & Hunter, a lifestyle brand dedicated to helping millennials grow and become the best version of themselves it was natural for us to develop a line of art that can transform the spaces around you. Wherever you want to be, we have the art that can take you there. We invite you to browse our collection and find a piece that speaks to you and is a representation of where you are going”. 

I absolutely love this. This is one of the reasons why I fell in love with Chase and Hunter. I love working and collaborating with brands that have a powerful message, and my heart was geared towards this brand. I could not be more proud to represent and wear the clothing for this brand, as well as blog for their company. I really hope you guys enjoy my section on mental health that will be on the website, I am really excited and have been working hard each day on this project. I am honoured.  I also have purchased two of their cropped sweaters from their collection, and I am excited to show you guys. I purchased this beautiful and stunning! I purchased, “The cropped hoodie” in the colour grey and let’s just say…..  I am obsessed. I absolutely love how cropped it is, it’s absolutely adorable, completely my style… I am just in love. This retails for $39.00 in store.

“…Chase and Hunter is a mix between comfy and streetwear”

The other sweater that I purchased is called, “The classic cropped crewneck“, and I purchased it in the shade Royal Blue. Something about the colour blue has me absolutely hooked and I love it dearly. I think this is such a beautiful and vibrant colour by far, something different than what I am used to having in my wardrobe. Again, love the cropped hoodies, they are stunning on. Super comfortable. There are also so many different colours to choose from this collection as well which is fantastic. This sweater retails for $34.99 in store.

I absolutely love my two new hoodies and have been wearing them so much lately. I highly recommend going to check out the website and purchasing one for yourself! We would love to see you in one and rocking the brand! I hope you guys love the new website, if you have a story you would like to share don’t be afraid to reach out. I want to personally take a minute to thank Chase and Hunter for allowing me to blog for their company, this is an amazing opportunity for me and I am beyond thankful. I can not wait to see what the future has in store for me, and for Chase and Hunter as well! Big things are happening beauts, and I can not thank you enough for your support. Be sure to check out their page on Instagram over at, “chaseandhunter”, come spread some love. Also be sure to check out my other social media sites located on my homepage for more blogs to come in the near future. Take care and much love xo.

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