How to find your brand

As an actress, more than half of the job has to do with business and not talent. Lately I’ve been learning how to manage my business and market my brand. When I started thinking more and more about this, I decided that I would start incorporating my new practices into FitFabDelish. I have a day job and I manage that business just fine. I have built relationships and I work with some of the same customers over and over again while gaining new customers. There is no difference between that business and my independent businesses.

I created fitfabdelish for three reasons, all of which are in the name.

  • Fitness & Health
  • Fashion & Cool Products
  • Food & Drink

These three things are all things that I care about and have ALWAYS cared about! However, the true core of these three things is taking care of yourself in order to be a happier, healthier you. That’s my essence, not the three categories that I focus on. To create your blog and create your brand, you have to find something that you are passionate about and that you have fun talking about all of the time. Find something that’s FUN for you and you’ll find your niche. Fashion is huge right now, but if you enjoy reading books and going to cool local bookshops and coffee shops on the weekend instead of window shopping and retail, then fashion isn’t for you. It will get old and become hard to come up with content. The other part is all about figuring out your WHY. WHY do you want to teach people about these bookstores or introduce them to the new novels your reading. WHY do you want others to know about this unique lifestyle that you lead?

What is your essence? 


What makes you YOU? Why are you unique? Essence isn’t your experiences, it’s more about your expression or how you handle your experiences.

Have you ever asked a stranger what their first impression is of you? People still judge books by their cover, which means they are judging you that way too. We judge each other by what we’re wearing, whether we’re smiling or not, whether we pull out a fancy wallet from our bag at the grocery store, or whether we have a funky paper change purse to hold all of our valuables. People judge us by how we respond when someone asks, “How are you?” People also judge us  when we walk in front of another’s moving car in the parking lot. Do you wave to say thank you, or in apology? Do you walk with conviction and authority or move in embarrassed haste? There are so many questions.

Have you ever ran into someone that tells you what color your aura is? I’ve had three different people tell me that I have a blue aura and I really don’t know what that means, but I know they tell me that because they noticed something about me right away. That was them noticing my essence right off that bat.

Finding your brand has everything to do with finding your true essence. Find your passion and make it work for you. We all have something unique about ourselves. You may not even have a clue as to what it is. Ask ten people what they find special about you and I’ll bet you’ll get a similar answer most of the time. Take those special things and use them. It’s much easier to work with what we already have at hand, than trying to reinvent ourselves with what we think othwers will deem cool.

You are your brand. Embrace it and the rest will come! 

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FabFitfun Fall Box

If you are a pinner of Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen ads for the FabFitFun seasonal boxes. I couldn’t help myself so I clicked on the link and before i knew it I bought into it. When Birchbox first came out, I got on that bandwagon too. I only stopped my subscription because I moved out west and was in money saving mode. Plus, I didn’t want to go through the hassle of changing my address multiple times because I didn’t know where I’d be living and for how long. It was so much fun to get a surprise box of goodies in the mail, so I thought I’d get back into the groove with FabFitFun. Besides, it kind of goes along with my whole blog, so I’m forming a partnership. They just don’t know it yet!

I received a summer box, which you’ll see a video of below. I won’t go over the items in detail since this is no longer available, but I will tell you that I absolutely love the yoga towel. That is one thing that I always wanted to buy at bikram yoga when I was in that phase, but I never wanted to spend the money on. Score!

 

I just received my Fall box two days ago and I was pretty happy with everything in it. The color craze is still in full effect, so the box is outlined with pretty pictures that you can color. I colored a few little things, but a coloring book also came in the box so I figured I’d spend more time on that when I’m watching the telly. Mindless coloring has to be better than mindless candy crush right? If I color as much as I play candy crush, I’ll probably be through with that book in a week. I should choose to turn OFF the telly and color for clarity instead!

The boxes always come with a fabfitfun magazine which goes through the specifics of each product in the box. I, like most girls I’m sure, threw the magazine on the ground and started tearing through the box to see what goodies I got. C’mon, I’d rather touch, feel, wear, and smell things than read about them!

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Ok, so after all of my excitement of going through the box, I really did flip and read through the magazine! Besides, if you don’t you might miss out on some great contests and giveaways!

The coolest thing about the Fall box, in my own personal opinion, is that six of the brands that I was gifted are founded by females! You go girls! I love to support my fellow female creatives and entrepreneurs. The other cool thing that you’ll find about FitFabFun, is that they pair with different charities. This Fall, they’ve paired with Pencil’s of Promise which focuses on quality education in underdeveloped countries and communities. They are all about progress. Please click here to find out more information!

A few fall favorites:

  • The created co. coffee mug – We don’t have any cute to go coffee mugs in my house, plus my boyfriend starts to hoard them. I know that I’ll never lose this one, unless he wants to completely be embarrassed! Good Morning Gorgeous!! I love it and have already taken 5 selfies with it.
  • Pure Cosmetics Nude Collection Eyeshadows – okay, so I have an urban decay Naked palette that is very similar and cost me a pretty penny. It’s my daily go to palette and I’m running out of my favorite colors. I should be nice and give this to someone less fortunate, but I’m hiding it under my pillow so no one takes it from me. Keep your eyes on the prize.
  • Toesox – If you’ve ever taken a barre class, pilates, or yoga you’ll want these in your bag. They are super cute, plus they keep you from sliding all around and keeping up your great form. Organic cotton, bpa free, and pretty. Check out their website by clicking here for different styles!

That’s all I’m going to share with you. You may get a few fresh looks from the video below, but if you want to get your hands on one of these fun boxes then get to googling…or just click here and get 10% off your first box!

Super Freaks With Style

By now you’ve probably become aware of a growing brand called Freaker USA. They came out with a bang and are continuing on the path of growth, innovation, and creative genius. The guys behind the brand are the brand. Even though the products they create are fun, unique, colorful, and new, this brand really has nothing at all to do with the products. It’s all about the guys that created it and made it what it is today. It’s their lifestyle, independence, humor, and love of people that makes this brand.  They want to bring in as many people as they can so everyone can enjoy the party. When you enter, they give you a party favor which is a Freaker! This one size fits all accessory keeps your drink cool and makes you look cool, plus it’s a good conversation starter. Everyone wants one so you’ll make new friends because of it.

Freaker USA began in 2011

Oh wait…you want to hear the full story? You want to meet everyone? Well, the best way to do that is to check out the documentary, Capital C.

Enjoy my Freaker friends!

Gracewear Collection

Now that we have covered a few great beauty brands I want to switch topics to a Jewelry line that is not only beautiful, but has a beautiful message.


Gracewear is a Christian lifestyle brand that uses a unique symbol, the Shield of Faith (pictured above), to cover women in God’s protection daily. Whether you are a believer or not, the message that it sends and represents is one that is very meaningful.

We all have something worth praying for and Gracewear gives us a great reminder that no matter what, God is always with us and on our side. Gracewear Collection is based on Ephesians 6: 10-18- and is created to offer HOPE and LIGHT- through the Power of the Shield.


This season Gracewear has really come out with some beautiful pieces. One of my favorites is pictured above. This is an elegant necklace that will dress up a T and blue jeans or go well with your nicest evening attire.

The brand covers a broad demographic in that they’ve designed jewelry at different price points for girls and women and also have some great gifts for men. This fall they have not only added great new pieces to the jewelry collection, but are also introducing handbags and soft, one size fits most tunics. The handbags come in navy, maroon, and grey seen below. These purses are quite roomy and great for any gal on the go. They are big enough to hold an iPad!
  

 
Look out for your nearest Gracewear retailer or just visit the Gracewear boutique in Cashiers, NC! To find out more about the line and the story behind it click here.