How to center your Instagram Bio 2017

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I am starting my blogging Instagram account up, slowly but surely so comment below your Instagram name and I will add you make sure to add you!


I have had a few messages lately from others on my Photography Instagram account asking me how I made my bio centred
I think it looks more clean and it is super easy to do.

Instagram sadly is limited with what you are able to do and with all the updates you never know when it will change. This currently is working for me.

Here is what you do:

I open the notes in my iPhone and write it in there to make sure everything looks right, then copy and paste into my bio.




You will need to copy in between the hashtags  #⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀and you will paste the empty space before each line you want. Remember you only have160 characters so it does go fast.
Once completed in notes (or whatever you use on your phone) copy all the bio in your notes (even the blank space parts) and go to your Instagram app, hit “Edit Profile” then paste it in there. Save and see what it looks like! 



I just like the look better but it’s completely personal preference, I just thought I would do a quick post since I had quite a few messages lately. 
Comment below and let me know how it looks if you give it a try!

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Hey guys! Happy Wednesday…. I have been smiling more when my little creativity side can come out  with my photography or words… I am not at a talent level I want but I have been selling more lately, which is amazing! 
I am slowing updating my Society6 account so stay tuned if you are interested!

Feel free to check it out :) Society6 Montsergirl  Drop me your link too if you have a store there!


How to Stop Procrastinating

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Can you believe I have been putting off this post for a while? Shocking I know. 
Procrastination is one of my key qualities, sadly I cannot use it on my resume!

Here are a couple tips I use when I am feeling overwhelmed, too busy, exhausted or lets be real just plain lazy!

I know what I would be thinking if I was reading this post… DON’T YOU EVEN SAY WRITE A TO DO LIST!!!!! I HATE when I am told to write the to do lists, I personally don’t find them overly helpful because they just don’t end. So what I like to call them is my “When I Get To It”.
I know I know it sounds like more procrastination but it works best for me, maybe it’s a little reverse phycology so I don’t feel like I HAVE to than I am more open to doing it, I don’t really know, but I will stick with it.



I start with a small “When I get to it list”… Biggest priority first is best with myself, then add a couple little things that I know I can do and if you want to add more then that’s just an extra bonus. Some of you reading this might think I am nuts, lazy or have ten kids?! I am not trying to have excuses but I have bad insomnia, work 10-11 hour days, attempt to have a life and everything in between so I am just BEAT so 3 things some days feels like a joke and I will not lie I don’t complete them always.

Another that works for a tired soul, is when you come home from work (or where ever your day has taken you) instantly do one thing, just one. Sometimes even daily tasks when you are running on minimal sleep/energy are extremely draining but if you can complete something small before you sit down for a minute you will be thankful you accomplished that.

I try once a week to do something I REALLY dislike doing on a weekday after work even though I am just begged but then it free’s up more weekend time to “When I Get To It” things or FUN!
My least favourite thing to do since money isn’t overflowing in my life is grocery shopping, so I will make a point to grab some items after work before I head home so I don’t have to on weekend.

Another handy tip (using this at the moment!) is to PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY!!! This is huge! I get a lot more done when I am not texting, tweeting or playing on Instagram. Turn up some music if it helps and just get it done!

Don’t commit to too much. I know I am childless so it is a little different but there are so many things to do that just make a person like myself get too overwhelmed and just don’t even do it. So try to keep it simple when possible.

Ask for help, if you have a significant other and are anything like me you never ask for help, DO IT! Just something small, you may be surprised how they are okay with helping you. If you are single you may have a close friend or family member to be able to help. With this said they are also able to help keep you accountable for things if you are really struggling. Don’t feel bad it happens to all of us!

Remembering how crappy I feel when I leave everything until the last moment is a helpful tip for me, I just feel lazy or something when I am leaving the task so it just doesn’t get done or done poorly. Try to remember how much better it feels once you’ve accomplished it.

I have a Fitbit, so I set little alarms for certain things that I know I will forget. So if it is important my wrist will vibrate giving me that little push I need. Seriously helped me not miss a weekly work meeting I was late for twice, ugh that is never good! Set your phone too!

When you are done: ENJOY THE EXTRA TIME FOR YOU!!!!

These maybe common sense tips, but sometime’s hearing them from someone else then just your own thought’s actually helps.

So, if you didn’t want to read all that above, to sum it up:

Biggest/Difficult tasks first
Minimal “When I get to it” List
Do not commit to too many things
Ask for help/be held accountable
Remember your conciseness if you put it off for too long
Set an alarm/Reminder
Turn off any distractions
ENJOY ME TIME!

Oh and remember… ;)

What are your favourite Stop Procrastinating Tips you have?? I would love to hear!!


Monat Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Ignore the shampoo label, a tiny bit leaked out and wrecked it but that isn’t a necessary point to this post.

Monat is a new found hair love for me! I was lucky enough to receive a few samples of their pretty incredible products. I of course was a little worried as my hair is bleached, over processed, fine and I use semi permeant hair dye so I wasn’t too sure how this would work with the color as I have been pretty loyal to my current salon brand.

With this said I have fine hair so my very helpful consultant let me try the Volume Treatment  along with the Replenish masque for my over processed hair.



REJUVENIQE

“We’ve combed the globe to find the ideal ingredients for MONAT.  REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive is absolutely vital for healthy hair and skin”

I also was lucky to get the Oil Intensive treatment that is not only great for your hair but skin as well! I thought that was pretty cool.  This treatment is done before washing, just apply to dry or damp hair letting it sit in your hair and on scalp for 15 minutes then wash your hair as you regularly would. I could only Imagine using a few of these treatments how great your hair would feel!


There is a lot of crazy good positives with these products, if you are an ingredient junkie, please check out this page!

I found this pretty good to know as well:


The MONAT NOs

You've learned about the ingredients that make MONAT different. What's missing? Absolutely nothing - nothing your hair will miss, that is. Here's a quick list of what you won't - and will never find in any MONAT product. MONAT products do NOT contain: 
  • NO Parabens - Could be linked to chronic disorders.
  • NO Sulfates - irritating to skin and scalp.
  • NO DEA/MEA - can be irritating to skin and eyes and could be linked to chronic disorders.
  • NO Phthalates - long-term exposure could be toxic.
  • NO PEG - can be linked to chronic disorders.
  • NO Phenoxyethanol - can be irritating to the eyes and skin.
  • NO Ethanol - can be drying to the hair and cause frizz and damage.
  • NO Petrochemicals - can coat the hair shaft causing moisture loss and suffocation of the shaft.
  • NO Glutens - can cause allergic reactions to sensitive individuals.
  • NO Sodium Chloride - can build up in tissues and cause.
  • NO Harsh Salt Systems - can cause dryness and dehydration.
  • NO Harmful Colors - can be toxic to skin and scalp and linked to chronic disorders.
  • NO Harmful Fragrances - can be irritating and linked to chronic disease.  

I try to cut back with what I can but if a product has these kinds of things and I love it I will still use it, with that said though I was pretty happy there was nothing bad that I could find in these products :) 
Since I did just have a taste of these products, here are my before and after photos of my hair, you may not tell much difference but I can feel a little transformation! I was shocked too! I have tried soooo many different shampoo’s and conditioner’s in my life (haven’t we all?) but this just made my hair feel healthier even after the first try!

Please excuse the lighting as of course it’s been snowing here and is dark leaving to work and coming home
Ignore my funny poses! It is not easy to photograph the back of your head! LOL
I used the REJUVENIQE on my scalp and ends twice, it smells like lemon which is nice, I feel like this product is really amazing! I think I would dump it all over my head if I had a bottle LOL but it is good for a pre treatment before the other products.


I know I would, and hopefully will be able to purchase some full sized products to really see these benefits as they sound like the REALLY help your hair with a lot of different types of hair issues any of us can have!

I have a little bit left for a 4th possibly 5th use if  I am careful, I will post those photos too and see if you can tell!

PROS:

-Over time of using this your hair strengthens thickens and hydrates your scalp (That’s where it begins!)
-I liked the smell, it isn’t your typical fruity (my favorite kind of scent) smell or anything like that but it just smells good to me. I am terrible at describing scents but it’s kind of earthy or something to me? I might be way off LOL 
-My hair felt so soft after and I have soft hair already so that was surprising to me! 
-Shinier! I don’t know if this is in my head but it seemed like it to me :)
-Even just having my hair look less frizzy on the over process ends was amazing!
I know I would have more to say about this product if I did have full size products since things take time to fully work, but I REALLY think it is worth a try!

CONS:

-Two cons…. I use semi permanent hair color and I did notice not using my regular shampoo this stripped the color more than my other brand I use, but thankfully I like my hair to fade into pastel colors!
-The last con might be the price as I am not rich sadly LOL. BUT again this product honestly seems to be something, I am a tad shocked in a good way! So I kind of see it in my future :) 




Gina is extremely helpful and if you have any questions please contact her.  Check out her site and see what you guy’s think : Gina Sexton Mateychick

Also she has some really good before and after posts on her Instagram you can take a peek and see what you think!


Would you give this a try? Have you tried this before?
What are your thoughts?


Disclaimer: These products were sent to me to review, this does not effect my honest opinion of each product.

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