Affordable YouTube Filming Setup for Beginners

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Hey Chics!

I have been getting several requests to know what equipment I use for my content, so I created a short tour of my filming equipment for you! NOTE: I did not buy these items altogether. I bought these items over the course of a few years, and I linked where I got them. I hope this helps!

Top 3 Best Apps for Ordering Groceries

First there’s meal delivery, then there’s grocery delivery! We truly live in a generation where technology has come so far (and so has our level of laziness), that we can order our ingredients for our favorite meals from the palm of our hands with the touch of a button!

Remember when I said the average grocery shopping trip is 41 minutes? (That doesn’t even include the time it takes to get in your car, drive to the grocery store, load the car, drive back home, and unload the car. So, you’re looking at practically 2 - hours of pure dedication to grocery shopping per trip)!

Well, now you can have someone do the grocery shopping for you, deliver it to you, and you’re all set! Whether you prefer fresh ingredients from Meal Subscription Boxes delivered weekly, or fresh ingredients delivered from your local grocery store same day, just know - “There’s an app for that!”

Below are the top 3 best apps for grocery shopping:

 

How It Works: Download the Instacart App. Instacart uses local shoppers to gather

groceries from a variety of grocery stores in your area.

Pricing: 1st delivery is FREE (You can also get $10 towards your first order HERE)!

Then, the fee goes up to $5.99 - $9.99 depending on how soon you want your delivery.

For free deliveries on all orders above $35, you can sign up for a

14-Day Free Trial HERE followed by an annual subscription of $99/yr.

 

How It Works: Download the Shipt App. Select your store and the groceries you need, then checkout.

Within an hour or so, you’ll receive fresh, hand-picked groceries at your door.

Pricing: The membership fee is $100/yr or $14/mo, and customers get free

shipping on orders $35 or more. Otherwise, it’s a $7 delivery fee.

Save $50 on your Annual Membership Fee HERE!

 

How It Works: Download the Amazon Prime Now App. Select groceries from the store of your choice and checkout.

Pricing: This is included in the Amazon Prime membership fee of $100/yr with a 30-Day Free Trial,

or $50/yr for students with a 6-Month Free Trial. Customers can get free

two-hour deliveries with a $20 min. order, or expedited one-hour deliveries for an additional $8 fee.

Try Amazon Prime FREE for 30-Days HERE!

Try Amazon Prime Student FREE for 6-Months HERE!

 

What’s your favorite app?

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FabFitFun Box Winter 2018

Hey Chics!

It’s time to reveal what’s in the Winter 2018 Box:

MARK & GRAHAM COLORBLOCK THROW ($49)

Received one in Gray/Ivory

MOROCCAN GOLD SERIES TREATMENT MASK ($49)

This mask smells sooooo good!

H HALSTON JEWELRY PORTFOLIO ($48)

It keeps your jewelry organized and tangle-free!

PUR BE YOUR SELFIE PALETTE ($36)

Such a shimmery and pigmented palette!

BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCHE LIPSTICK ($26)

This beautiful color is “Meringue!”

WAY OF WILL ELEVATE ESSENTIAL OIL SET: SWEET ORANGE & EUCALYPTUS OIL ($31)

These oils help with sore muscles and cold symptoms!

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS BRILLIANT EYE BRIGHTENER ($24)

We call her “Stella.”

AGAVA HYDRATION CREAM MASK ($33)

This makes your skin silky smooth!

BLAQ HYDROGEL EYE MASK WITH HYALURONIC ACID ($29)

Pamper those tired eyes with this amazing mask!

GET $10 OFF YOUR BOX WITH CODE: TENOFF



XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Meet The Pets!

Hey Chics!

You all really know me for my beauty posts, but I’m wanting to transition my blog more into lifestyle & fashion (don’t worry, there will still be plenty of beauty posts)!

I thought that I would start by introducing My and George’s Fur Babies:

Dali & Titus Boudreaux


MEET DALI

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Dali is our miracle cat! We call him that because we saved him from the cold streets of New Jersey, but it was more like he saved us. While we were struggling trying to make a living and finish college, Dali was there every step of the way keeping us afloat mentally and emotionally. He was a sickly kitten in the beginning, but we quickly nursed him back to health. Ever since we took care of him, he took care of us.

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Dali is now a spunky Tabby who loves feather cat toys (we call them his birdies)! He loves cuddles and playing Peek-a-Boo. He likes the outdoors sometimes (when he’s not being a scaredy cat that day). He also loves galloping across the house (Yes, I said gallop. His running is so cute)! He’s named after the famous artist, Salvador Dali, and he’s a well traveled cats as he’s Lived in New Jersey, Mississippi, and now Florida!


MEET TITUS BOUDREAUX

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I know your first thought was: “That’s a very Cajun name!” and I agree! We didn’t name him, though! We took Titus in after hearing that his former family would no longer be able to care for him. I have always wanted another dog, and we lucked out with not just a dog, but a PUG at that! We could tell his name fit him very well as he has quite the personality - that of royalty!

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Titus is a tenacious pug who loves the outdoors and greeting every person (and dog) he sees! He loves chasing tennis balls and playing Tug-of-War with his favorite squeaky toy. He’s honestly one of the most active Pugs I’ve ever seen! When he’s done playing, he loves to nap and snore VERY loudly (Yes, I have recorded a snore video or two). He and Dali are the best brothers ever! They love playing a good game of tag and napping together afterwards (I’ve never seen a bond so adorable as theirs!

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FabFitFun Box Fall 2018 + BONUS!

Hey Chics!

The #FALLFEELS are here, and so is FabFitFun’s Fall Box! Make sure to check out these awesome products, and the BONUS deal at the end of this article! :)

Here are the items that I received in my FabFitFun Fall 2018 Box:

BEAUTYBLENDER ($20)

For all of your blending needs!

SKIN&CO ROMA BLUE IN CAPRI ($22)

Yep, it’s already a part or my shower routine, and I LOVE it!

SIMPLY WHIMSICAL TEA TOWELS ($15)

They add a nice touch to my kitchen!

VINCE CAMUTO LUCK TOTE ($128)

I take this Tote EVERYWHERE! Color: Red Desert

LUNA RICA BAR

A BONUS in my box and a tasty treat!

GROWN ALCHEMIST ($49)

HYDRA-RESTORE CREAM CLEANSER: Olive Leaf & Plantago Extract

CATHERINE MALANDRINO UMBRELLA ($40)

Received mine in color: Red Floral!

TOUCH IN SOL ($25)

METALLIST LIQUID FOIL LIPSTICK DUO in “Penny”

ALFRED TEAPOT ($26)

I’m sipping in style with my little teapot!

GET $10 OFF YOUR BOX WITH CODE: TENOFF


BONUS:

THE FALL EDITOR’S BOX IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

HelloFresh Box #2 + COUPON

I am really loving these meals from HelloFresh!

I'll be posting all of my #HelloFreshPics here every time I create a meal.

Want $40 OFF your 1st box? Go to HelloFresh and use my code MARTIK3

It's Here!

It's Here!

They're right.. This IS going to be fun!

They're right.. This IS going to be fun!

Figgy Balsamic Pork w/  Roasted Green Beans & Rosemary Potatoes

Figgy Balsamic Pork w/  Roasted Green Beans & Rosemary Potatoes

Chopped up and ready to cook!

Chopped up and ready to cook!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

HelloFresh Subscription | First Impression + COUPON

My subscription box addiction wouldn't be complete without, so why not sign up for a meal plan subscription? George and I work so much that we barely have the time (or energy) to go grocery shopping, find recipes, and cook everything. We wanted to find a new approach where we could make some of the food we already love while incorporating new meals every few weeks.

I came across HelloFresh from one of my other subscription boxes, FabFitFun, and got a great first-time discount that I couldn't resist. Now, I'm HOOKED! The best part is that I can pick and choose different meals for each week, skip multiple weeks, or just pause my subscription until I'm ready to start again!

Here's a taste from one of my meals for this week:

We were so excited to see HelloFresh at our doorstep!

We were so excited to see HelloFresh at our doorstep!

2 meals with 2 servings each!

2 meals with 2 servings each!

The meal I chose for tonight: Tuscan Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti

The meal I chose for tonight: Tuscan Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti

Ingredients already provided!

Ingredients already provided!

Prepping the kitchen!

Prepping the kitchen!

Chop Chop!

Chop Chop!

Ready to cook!

Ready to cook!

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Pure Beauty

Pure Beauty

Presto Pesto Panko Chicken

Presto Pesto Panko Chicken

Potatoes!

Potatoes!

Final Product!

Final Product!

I must say that I was astonished by how AMAZING this dish tasted! I will definitely be making this again (and again)!

If you're wanting to try out HelloFresh, you can try it out with $40 OFF your first week! (That's basically 2 FREE meals)!!! Start your cooking journey HERE!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

FabFitFun Winter Box 2017 + NEW Editor's Box & COUPON

Looking for a new subscription addiction? Well, look no further!

I received my Winter Box a few weeks ago and I HAD to do an unboxing with you guys! Here's the FULL Video:

This box’s total value is: $380

Every box is valued at $200+; and for only $49.99 per quarter, you can’t beat that!!!

This Winter's box was so LIT, it is now SOLD OUT!

 

But fear not, as the NEW Editor's Box is HERE!!!

This box is jam packed with some of the editor's brands and a few customer favs!

I hope you enjoyed my review on FabFitFun’s Winter Box! If you want to subscribe to FabFitFun, click HERE! Also use code ‘TENOFF’ to get $10 OFF your first box!

#FabFitFunPartner

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

FabFitFun Editor's Box + COUPON

Hey Chics!

As you know, I’m OBSESSED with FabFitFun’s subscription boxes, and I was torn when I found out that I missed out on the 2017 Fall Box!!!

I am relieved that there was another box in the mix to makeup for the Fall Boxes being sold out: That box is the Editor’s Box!

After they announced this box, I knew I had to get my hands on it right away, so I hopped online, bought the box, and here we are…

 

So, what’s in the box?

 

  1. Sterling Forever, 2. MyTagAlongs, 3. Purlisse, 4. Spongelle, 5. Anderson Lilly, 6. Marrakesh, 7. Salted, 8. Summer&Rose, 9. RealHer

 

Check out my Unboxing video HERE

 

This box’s total value is: $323

Every box is valued at $200+; and for only $49.99 per quarter, you can’t beat that!!!

 

Items:

The Sterling Forever Wishbone Necklace ($58) is very beautiful, and adds a nice touch to any outfit (and a hint of luck)!

The MyTagAlongs High Speed Skipping Rope ($15) is the perfect addition to my workout bag, and it works very well! It has rekindled my love for jump roping!

The Purlisse Treatment Sheet Masks ($36) literally leave my skin feeling so soft and smooth! I definitely recommend these!

The Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer in French Lavender ($16) is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!! I am obsessed with Spongelle, and I jump for joy every time I get one in a box! -Literally

The Anderson Lilly Dry Body Oil in Manhattan Beach ($38) is a definite favorite of mine as I own the body lotion from FabFitFun’s last fall box! This is the perfect duo!

The Marrakesh X Leave-in Treatment & Detangler ($18) is definitely a lifesaver for my hair since I recently bleached it to platinum blonde. So the extra hydration is much appreciated!

The Salted Himalayan Pink Salt Kit ($26) is such a cool idea! I love having my own Himalayan Pink Salt rock with it’s very own grater stand! Did I mention it’s very good? :)

The Summer & Rose Foldover Clutch in Black ($68) has to be my favorite out of this entire box! The bag is too adorable, and I will be rocking this for special occasions!

The REALHER Lip Kit in Deep Red is so cute! The red fits my coplextion very well, and goes perfectly with my blonde hair! I enjoy using these products for my ’Natural Eye, Bold Lip’ look!

 

I hope you enjoyed my review on FabFitFun’s Editor’s Box! If you want to subscribe to FabFitFun, click HERE! Also use code ‘SAVTEN’ to get $10 OFF your first box!

 

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic