Methods of Getting Your Own Business Noticed

If you are starting up your own business, there are many things to consider. You will need to be able
to provide goods or services that people actually want and are willing to pay for. Then you will need to raise the money for the start-up by accessing your savings or borrowing; if yours is to be a home business, you should be able to save on rent for additional premises. However, before finally exposing your business and brand to the market, there is still one very important aspect to consider: how you are going to get your business noticed.

You can have the best brand, products, or services on the market, but unless the public – especially your target market – know you are there, the business will not last long. You must be prepared to advertise, and there are various ways to do it. Of course, you will need to identify your target market; will it be local, national, or will you also be selling abroad? Having done that, you will need to carefully plan your adverting strategy.

One of the ways for getting your business noticed is by word of worth; you tell friends, acquaintances, and work colleagues, and they tell others. The only problem with this method is that it will severely limit your exposure and only stretch within a particular neighborhood within a particular city. You need to discover ways to reach out to a bigger potential market. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, there are other ways to create much bigger exposure for your business.
The internet has revolutionized the way businesses promote their brands and advertise their goods and services. Large companies advertise their products using the internet, and this method is just as useful for home businesses and start-ups.

Many businesses, big and small, have their own website. This is an excellent way to promote a business as most people nowadays have access to the internet. It can also be used to sell products as well as publish customer reviews. Having your own website can benefit your business immensely, as it helps get it noticed by a much wider audience.

The main problem with having a business website, especially within the early days of operation, is the cost. To do things properly, you should have your own custom-built website. This can be very expensive; however, there is a cheaper – in fact, free – alternative available: social media.

Social media is massive, with millions upon millions using it across the planet both day and night. Many people nowadays have a smartphone or tablet, which means they can surf the internet while on the move, and much of the time they are using social media. You can use the likes of Facebook to promote your brand, posting beautiful pictures and well-written copy about your products. You will also be able to receive customer comments, but be prepared for the odd critical one. Facebook isn’t the only social media you can use; there are also other ones such as Instagram. Check around and see how they can best serve your purpose. Even when you are able to afford your own website, you can still maintain your social media presence as it will further enhance the promotion of your business.

The internet can also help you promote your business in more traditional ways. Remember the flier, the printed sheet advertising businesses that is handed out on the street or delivered door to door? They are an ideal way to promote your enterprise if your customer base is local, but they can be expensive to have printed. The good news is that there is a DIY solution available online. By going on the internet and finding a flyers maker, you will be able to download and print off your own flier at only a fraction of the cost.

There are, of course, other ways to get your business noticed. If your business is targeting a local market, you can always advertise in local newspapers, magazines, or trade publications. There are also radio and TV commercials. All these methods of promoting your business are costly, and will be especially so if you intend to advertise beyond your city. They could well be worth considering as your enterprise grows and there is more cash available for advertising.

When you start up your own business, it is essential you know the market you intend to sell to. By doing that, you will be noticed by the right people, and hopefully, they will become regular customers. That is why you need to plan your marketing strategy accordingly to get your business noticed.

Althea Fever begins in Philippines


Althea Korea is a well-known K-Beauty shopping site that ships internationally from Korea to Malaysia, Singapore and finally here in the Philippines. Housed with popular K-Beauty brands such as Banila Co., Innisfree, Laneige, Tony Moly, Etude House, it also carries great products from Korea that we have never heard, see or use before. Guaranteed that all products are 100% authentic and sold at the best price.

Christmas last year, I was invited to be one of  Althea Korea's beta tester and was given 2000 credits equivalent to Php2000. That was awesome, right? Even more awesome when the site was up last month. It even took me 3 days to finally decide which one to add to cart. Yes, because there are so many great products I would love to use. The transaction was smooth and navigating from one product to another was even quicker.

Althea is having a grand opening promotion such as Buy 1 Take 1, huge discounts, as well free shipping on orders Php999 above and much more for the whole launching month. Free store credits of Php300 will also be given for every new sign up. Crazy enough, right? Not only that, shipping only takes 6 to 8 days all the way from Korea to your doorsteps. You will also be able to track your package online, but rest assured that Althea is providing a safe delivery.

Here's what I got:
1. Tony Moly Kiss Lover Lip Master - Php440
2. It's Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effect - Php390
3. Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Cream - Php510
4. Holika Holika 1 Sec Finish Browcara - Php448
5. Etude House Bling Bling Eyestick - Php190

I haven't tried these products that I got but I grabbed the opportunity to be able to try them. These came packaged in a beauty box known as 'pink box'.

If you're a K-beauty lover too, then Althea is perfect for you.

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Say Goodbye to Your Old Habits of Cleaning Your Face

Managing skin is a tough job, indeed. And having a bad facial skin sometimes equals to frustration. Using makeup products to cover bad skin may not be enough. I am not a makeup person, so using a concealer is always not a good idea. It might just worsen the situation of the skin. So why not say hello to a product that will definitely do wonders for our skin?
Few weeks ago, I checked SampleRoom and saw a product that looks nothing unusual that I even kept on ignoring it until I finally decided to check its details. A skin purifier? Really? That's new!

Maxi Peel Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier. A first of its kind in the skin care market that purifies the skin from external and internal contaminants delivering purified, healthy and fresh-looking skin.

How does Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier do wonders for your skin?
It has MicroPurifiers, a unique blend of safe and potent ingredients that effectively moves beyond the skin's surface, down through the skin layers to purify skin from unwanted contaminants.
* Clears skin from blemishes
* Effectively loosens the build-up of skin contaminants
* Keeps facial pores unclogged and tight
* Visibly evens out and brightens skin complexion
* Fortifies cells from free radicals encouraging growth of fresh-looking skin
* Suppresses melanin production that causes darkening

How to use:
1. Start with a freshly washed face.
2. Moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of Fresh and Natural Skin Purifier.
3. Smooth gently all over the face twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.
4. Don't forget to apply sunscreen and moisturizer.

My take:
I actually have waited five days before writing this, although it says the result will be visible in a week but five days may be enough. I am using this product as directed -  in the morning and before bedtime. Yes, it lessens dark spots on my face and tightens the skin. Unclogged pores? Maybe! This is with alcohol content but did not dry my skin. Of course, I always make sure to apply moisturizer. I have a sensitive skin and I'm glad I have no allergic reactions while using this product. I tried Maxi Peel's astringent before but because it visibly peels off the skin, I stopped. Good thing this Skin Purifier does not. As much as I love how beneficial this is for me, the strong smell is really a big NO. The first used made me think that this is even stronger than the astringent. The smell last for about an hour which kinda irritating. Hoping to get used to its smell though as I want to include this in my daily skincare routine.  4.5/5

Have you tried this Skin Purifier?


It is no denying that I'm obsessed with any timepiece and the love I have for them can never be replaced by any other accessories, except of course with a diamond ring. Kidding, though! When a wooden watch made a boom, I was drooling to get one for myself. Hence, Jord.
Jord, according to wordsense dictionary, means earth, which makes this timepiece closer to nature. Its focused is on creating a hand-crafted watches made of 100% natural wood. Rosewood, ebony, purpleheart and maple to name a few. In this post, I'll be featuring a Fieldcrest Series in maple.
"We grew up on tree-lined streets with slow driving cars, and plenty of friends to play on the pavement with. No matter the season, the weather was always perfect and the sun always went down too soon. Life is good. Life is simple. No need for the bells and whistles. Just like our Fieldcrest Series. Let the blond wood of the maple be a constant reminder of those warm and sunny days."

I wasn't surprised that this arrived in a wooden box but I'm amazed to know that the box is made of the same wood. It is also unbelievable that this watch is super light and comfortable to wear. This features a scratch-resistant mineral glass and deployment buckle with push buttons. This is also splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3ATM).
I love Jord's craftsmanship, their attention to detail is superb. I'm also impressed with its branding, look at the 'J' on the watch's crown and the 'JORD' on the wooden band. And because this is unique and stylish, I'm pretty sure this can be worn with any outfits you want to pull off, whether it's dressy or casual.
Jord offers free shipping worldwide. I didn't receive this on the date as expected though but trust me, this timepiece is worth every penny! I actually gave the same watch to my mom last Christmas. Since this comes with a box, gifting is easier.

Do you already own a Jord watch? Do you love it as much as I do?

Designing a Bedroom that Works with Any Fashion Fanatic

Fashion fanatics have to sleep sometimes.  All that clothes shopping and catwalk tracking can get exhausting, so a place to relax, unwind and get some rest is priority number one.

What elements go into a fashion fan's bedroom design? The key thing to remember is that it has to be stylish.

Walk-in wonder
There will be a lot of clothing and accessories to marshal in any sartorial superfan's boudoir, so the first thing to go into the design is storage. Precious and treasured garments need careful hanging and a walk-in closet is often the best solution. Large walk-in closets are spacious enough to house all your clothes in a well-ordered way. Make it easy to locate items by installing lighting that softly illuminates the space without being overpowering.

A large bedroom can accommodate a walk-in closet by annexing an area and fitting it out with shelves, storage, drawers and rails. Clothes are relatively compact, but accessories such as handbags, shoes and boots will eat space, so include provision for this in the design. If you don't have the funds or space for any of that, consider hanging a drape across an alcove or corner of the bedroom to keep your precious things safely stowed.

Light touch
Light levels in your bedroom need to be tightly controlled. There will be times when you want to welcome in the sunshine so you can scrutinize your new designer purchase, other occasions call for privacy when trying on outfits – regulate the light flow into your bedroom with stylish window shutters. Their streamlined silhouette and elegant lines will complement any bedroom d├ęcor, as well as being practical and useful for stopping glare from fading clothes and furnishings.

Bed basics
You’ll need your beauty sleep, so kit out your bed with the finest linens you can afford. Take inspiration from your favorite designers and go for all-out luxury. Whether it's the traditional flavors of Ralph Lauren, the eccentric flair of Vivienne Westwood or the full-throttled glamor of Chanel or Dior, make sure you are sleeping with the best.

Beds can be wonderful storage solutions, so if you are short on places to stow your vast wardrobe, consider an Ottoman storage bed with integral drawers.

Zone out
A fashionista's bedroom works well when divided into zones. Make separate areas for dressing, relaxing, applying make-up and doing your hair. Don't go overboard on the mirrors because too many can become jarring – plan for one full-length looking glass for checking your outfit and one make-up mirror with good lighting to ensure a flawless, fabulous face.

Walls of style
Decorate the walls of your bedroom with prints of sketches by famous designers, iconic dresses or models. Do you have a favorite handbag, ball gown or pair of shoes on your wish list? Fix inspirational fashion cues on the walls to keep you focused on what you do best: fanatically follow fashion!

A bedroom that celebrates a passion for fashion, couture, and style is always going to be a personal labor of love, but when you get the basics right, all the pretty individual touches will follow as if by magic.

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