Zyia Active + Why you really shouldn't sleep on them.

Customer service is a concept that I feels ever so quickly falling into this dark abyss. I hate bad customer service so much ( like, with a passion… like, I will take the time out of my day to ask to speak to a manager) that when I finally run across good service I’m so elated that I find safety and shelter for my hard earned pennies there.

The first thing that hit me was Kylee’s ridiculously sweet service. So back up, the way Zyia Active works is they are actually a fairly huge company ( I didn’t realize how big they are and how their ‘system’ operates) and have tons of representatives that sell their clothing on their behalf. Very similar to Mary Kay, Avon, Discovery Kids Toys ( if that’ still a thing anymore? I remember my mom sold those super cool kids toys for a moment. That was short lived though haha..) etc. Kyless was the first rep that reached out to me and offered a collaboration! She gave me options as to what I would possibly want to receive and I chose a few favorites. I was sooo happyyy to have received my favorite of all the choices which was this beautiful olive green set. I can’t remember the name of the set off hand but you can see me in it here.

I was so blown away by the speed of delivery and the presentation when unwrapping and personal note that by the time I actually go to the product i was already in a great mood. And that makes a difference! It’s like from A to Z they ( Kylee) ensured that she set up a successful experience for me regardless of my distance form her. If she was a sales rep in a store she would be the highest seller no doubt about it. Anyway, as I get off topic per usual, I tried the set on immediately (because why not) and that sealed the deal. The fit was excellent. Quality all the way through and through. It’s an [actual] high waist set and really does sit and STAY on your waist. It feels like spank.. like, it smooths everyythinggg out regardless of the color. I felt like even if I was little heavier the backs of my thighs would still appear silky smooth, tight and right if you know what I mean!

The detail in the ventilated lower part of the leggings is a nice touch and I love the zip up back part of the sports bra. They even added a very mini flap at the top of the zipper to cover it up once you zip it up. So everything is sturdy but you have that invisible zipper there! Niceee Ziya…

Since then Kylee has kept in contact with me but DEFINITELY has not been overbearing at ALL which is a seriously huge plus in my book because I absolutely hate been harassed by solicitors or sales reps. that’s the fasteest way to make me head for the hills of block any menas of contacting me. But in a way Ky;lee makes me feel ike a friend that she just says hey to here and there! She even supports me and likes my photos or sends sweet comments. We even partnered together for a giveaway this month which turned out extremely successful for the both of us! #teamwork. I highly recommend trying out Ziya Active and if you choose a rep, definitely go for Kylee Whitney! on insta she is @zy.by.ky. Happy Shopping!

Building a Well Engaged Instagram : Where to START?!?

If I got a dollar for every time someone asked me how I got so much engagement on my page in such a short time, I’d be chillin’ in Oprah’s pool. lol. Just joking.. maybe not THAT many times but I do definitely get a a good amount. So there’s no need in being stingy.. plus I actually like talking about it! ;)

So let’s break it down real quick. My goal is to make this simple and painless. Before you skip to the bullet points, just do a super fast brainstorm. What do you ( yes, YOU you.) like to see? When you go to influencer’s pages, or even just person blog ig pages with good engagement, what draws your attention? Typically it’s a number of things that keeps you coming back and its along the lines of : Organization. A feeling of space. Consistency throughout. Maybe color. Maybe the lack thereof ( muted tones). Maybe you feel like your in a different mini world for the ten minutes you’re perusing around. Interesting content. Relatable content. ( Maybe they have a 2 and 3 year old kid and you do too!) Inspiration and ideas. Encouragement. Thrill. ( Have you seen some of those circus people’s pages?!? Keep you on the edge of your seat watching them do hand-balancing acts on the edge of a cliff!!) Sound familiar??

ALL of those are reason why not only you go to THEIR pages but what will draw OTHERS to your page as well! Okay, done there. Moving on to the part you really want to hear.

  1. Content.

    First and foremost, you need to figure out what you even want to present to the people. Are you into fitness, are you a realtor, are you a blogger, a model, a seamstress, a designer of some sort like.. what. do. you. want. us . to . associate. you. ( and or your brand) with? If you don’t nail something down you’ll be flip flopping all over the place and so will your followers. if you have any.

  2. New Page, who this?

    Start a new [BUSINESS] page. [Yes BUSINESS page so that you can see all the analytics and engagement and actually keep track of your following.]You don’t have to delete you old one at all. Just scroll to the bottom on Instagram and click ‘add account’ and create a new account! You can link up to 5 new accounts ( they all have to have separate emails and passwords though.)and have to where you can view the next one and the next one without re-signing in. It’s an awesome feature really. I use it for my photo account, my retail account, my personal page, my yoga page, and a page that I manage as a Social Media Manager for a business.

  3. Quality

    This is a crucial step. The quality of what you post is going to make or break you. And by quality I mean both the quality of information you post AND the quality of photo. It may not seem like it but there’s a huge (visual) difference between photos taken on your phone versus photos taken with a real camera. 1 or 2 photos you may not be able to tell but when you have an entire FEED or PAGE or WEBSITE filled with them yo u’ll see it make a gigantic difference. It also comes off as more professional. Like, “ this person is really investing in their brand!” Companies will see that and feel more confident investing in you because they have plenty of faith in what they will receive from you. Quality content. They can’t use your android photos on their website. They won’t blow up big enough. And companies don’t want to send you products worth $100+ just to receive something they can only use as long as it’s the size of a quarter.

  4. Consistency

    Once A Day. not the multivitamin, the frequency of your posts. Once a day.Somewhere. Anywhere. Either on Tumblr, Ig, Youtube, Twitter…. Whatever is your cup of tea, but just be active. Since this post is about IG, I’ll go ahead and challenge you to try and find a day where I missed a post. Nope. Every single day, when I get in bed all cozy under my covers on my heated blanket, I make my post. ( I post at night because most of my active followers are in other countries #timedifference heyyy) It’s just like your favorite tv show or Youtuber. You can’t wait to see what they are going to post and you know they always post every “Saturday” or “ Monday at 1pm”. Make your IG the same way! People can look forward to you everyday!

  5. Hashtags

    Really Important. Like, really really important. Hashtags put you out there in social world cuh. When I found that out I was like, “ Omg. let me sit here and think about all the hashtags that would fit this photos. No. No no no let me please save you some time. Stop right where you are go to www.seekmetrics.com ( That’s what I use.) Seek metrics is a automated hashtag creator. basically a robot that go through the internet at super fast lighting speed ( for free) finding the top 30 most used/popular hashtags out there pertaining to whatever word you input. So I typically put in ‘yoga’ and it gives me the top 30 hashtags used. Copy and paste that sucka right on in and watch how your photos start to get more engagement! Now, the trick is, don’t use the same exact hashtags every time of IG will flag your account thinking you might be a fake account of a robot or something. I switch it up and add in other hashtags that I need as well anyway like “ content creator” or “business owner” or “influencer”.

  6. Giveaways + Contests

    Last but definitely not least, giveaways ( and contests) are huge. Why? Because people like free stuff and competitions. But more so free stuff when you’re starting out. Giveaways usually consist of requesting each entrant to follow you (boom, and new follower.) like the actual photo ( boom, engagement) and then tag 1-5 friends "‘that would appreciate this post!” lol. (more followers and more engagement) .

    And there ya have it! Hope this helps! Let me know your thoughts!

MPG Spring '19 FIESTA+ MACRAME Sets are HERE!

Honestly, I can deal with a ‘so-so’ design if the quality is bangin’ when it come to my athletic wear. Even if the print or patterns are eh.. I will wear them till the threads unwind if they fit me right and hold me tight. The FIT seems to be such a challenge to find these days! My body type isn’t even that unique (fairly slim-ish, small waist, more meat in the thigh area) but for some reason so many leggings don’t come all the way up to the waist, or if they do, the waist has space in it OR the leg area is way too tight. I also run into the "‘ I can see every crack and crevice because these leggings are about as thin as rice paper’ issue too. #tooannoying.

It leaves me to stick with what I know which typically ends up being the same 2 brands. But I need more variety in my life please!

That’s why when MPG Modetta reached out to me to try out their new Spring 2019 line I was hoping and praying that I could just get something that fit me right. Sike! I got the fit AND a BOMB style!

I mean like really. Look at how rich the colors are. And the material is so thick and snug I could have just ate at Waffle House and you would’ve never known. Slick, I might have had their 2 egg breakfast in these shots haha. #guilty

Goddess Pose Approved. their high waist is a GENUINE high waste that not only has thick quality material made to stay up, but they even incorporated a thin tie up string beautifully disguised withing the seam that you can pull and tie to keep it even more put. ( Sorry for not including close up shots of that amazingness) Because of the quality factor, I rally didn’t need the extra tie but I applaud them for that small but wise touch making their outfits THAT much more versatile for ALL body types. *inserts applause special effect sound here*

I was also gifted with the Fiesta Tri-Color Top and Glider Metallic leggings as well as the Carmin 2.0 Mesh Panel Medium Support Bra, The Runaway 7/8 Color Block, Metallic Panel Legging and the Revitalize Signature High Waisted legging in Olive green ( FAVE COLOR) … (quite the generous company I might add!!) LOVE this yellow pop, particularly on my lil brown skin :-) I never wear yellow but their colors are so far from cheapy cheapy looking. So RICH and VIBRANT no matter what color!


What are your favorite MPG looks? No lie, I’m only a little bit slightly obsessed with them at this point! #mpg #lifeinmotion