March 2018 Instagram Snap Recap

March Instagram Snap Recap

Happy Easter Monday! I don’t know if many of you noticed but I took the long weekend off of my regular post schedule. I officially post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but in 2018 I’ve been posting on Sundays as well. My work week was long & tedious so I needed some time to chill out and film a few youtube videos. I took the long weekend off posting and it was exactly what I needed. I did post a few times onย Instagram though, and speaking of Instagram, it’s time for my monthly Instagram Snap Recap!

I’ve been focusing more on Instagram this year. In February I grew to 800 subscribers and my March goal was to hit 1K. Well, I did! My numbers are at a plateau right now, but I was so happy that I managed to grow so much (for a small account) since the start of the year. 1k is the number where small brand collaborations start to seem plausible so I was thrilled that things seem to be slowly growing. I would love to be able to turn Always, Cleia into a full time job one day in the distant future! For now I work by day and blog by night.

 

Instagram Brand Collabs

I was lucky enough to be chosen for two instagram brand collaborations this month. I reviewed three products from the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skincare Line on my blog and posted a photo on instagram to showcase the products. This was my very first collab so I was excited to use my new camera to take the photos! I also collabed with B.Liv to write about their new O2 Bubbly Bright Maskย that forms bubbles on your face. It was such a neat mask, I was floored that these brands wanted to work with me. Here’s my Instagram collab posts…

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Thank you @AveenoCA for sending me these products to try out! #PositivelyRadiantCA #ad #sponsored The new positively radiant line from Aveeno contains soy which has been used for thousands of years to reduce blotchiness & discoloration in skin tone.The new Positively Radiant bodycare line is available this month at @shoppersdrugmartofficial in Canada and other mass retailers. I've been using all three products since I received them in the mail. The body wash is giant, I can't believe how much product you get. A 532ml bottle retails for around $11. The lotion now lives on my coffee table so I can use it when I'm watching TV, because that's the only time I think to use lotion ๐Ÿ˜„ I don't have any discolouration on my neck or chest (which is where the dark spot corrector says to apply) but I've been using it anyways since it contains SPF. SPF should always be in our daily routines! ๐Ÿ˜‰ For my FULL review please head over to my blog this morning, link in bio ๐Ÿ’•

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I've been using this @bliv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask since it arrived in the mail last week, it's such a fun product to use! When you apply it the mask bubbles up on your skin and works to purify, brighten, and exfoliate with the help of oxygen, rice powder and red cellulose beads. #ad #sponsored #bliv As a bonus I found it extremely hydrating on my skin, which wasn't a product claim but turned out to be a happy bonus. If you want to know more I wrote a blog post about this product which is up on the blog this morning! (Link in bio) Thank you so much to the B.Liv team for sending this mask over to me in Canada ๐Ÿ˜Š #canadianblogger #beautygram #bblogger #bbloggersca #beautyaddict #beautyqueen #beautylover #beautygrammer #bloggerlife #blogging #discoverunder2k #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #facemask #flatlay #flatlays #instamood #instablogger #instadaily #igbeauty #makeuplover #masking #skincare

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11 Comments

  1. April 4, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Do you have separate Instagram account for your blog and personal use? Iโ€™ve thought about opening an Instagram for my blog but I donโ€™t think Iโ€™d want it attached to my personal profile. Congrats on 1k!!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      I do yes! All my friends and family follow my personal account and I have a separate blog account. I haven’t really told my family about my blog so I like having 2!

      • April 4, 2018 / 6:32 pm

        Thank you! I think Iโ€™ll do the same and start one for my blog! I havenโ€™t told anyone about my blog ๐Ÿ˜… so keeping the two separate seems like a good idea!

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          April 4, 2018 / 9:17 pm

          let me know when you make your blog insta so I can follow you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      And thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you! I’m loving my new camera, it makes such a difference!

  2. April 2, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I have realised that I communicate with so many bloggers, but I’m not following them on social-media. Just added your Instagram and twitter now. Congrats on the 1k! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much, I followed back! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  3. April 2, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Congrats on reaching 1K on Instagram! That’s a huge milestone! Awesome that you received your first two collaborations as well. Your blog is heading in the right direction!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 2, 2018 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you! =D
      I was quite thrilled to be approached about testing some products, that’s never really happened to me before so it’s nice to get some encouragement!

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