I’ll Try Anything Once: #imPressManicure

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently received an awesome VoxBox from Influenster – the ImPress Manicure from Broadway Nails!

I was so excited to give this product a try because I love having good-looking nails. Shellac is usually my go-to, but I don’t often have the time (or let’s be real here, the funds) to get a salon mani every 2 weeks. That’s where the #imPressManicure comes in.

The Product: I had no idea what to expect when I heard about this product, at first I actually thought that these were another version of those nail stickers that have become so popular these days. So I was slightly surprised to find out they were actually fake (plastic) nails. I received some awesome prints, including pink cheetah and zebra, and the package suggests you clean your nails and lay out all of the nails before application.

The Verdict: Application really is as easy as it says, and I thought they actually looked quite nice to wear. The prints I received were a little ‘out there’ for my taste (but they’d be so cute as an accent nail!), but I can see how this would be a must-have product for those days/nights when you spontaneously decide to hit the town.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Update

To all of my lovely readers,

I so appreciate your patience with my blog and I, as I begin to make the transition from one website to another.

I have to admit that lately I’ve been feeling a little bit down about blogging. Every time I had a great idea for a post, I struggled to get the words out. And it didn’t help that I began to feel creatively limited by WordPress.com’s functionality. For a blog that it supposed to represent me and my brand, I started to feel like this site just wasn’t doing the job anymore.

I’ve purchased my own domain name, and am working with a fabulous designer to put together a blog that will inspire me to continue to write. And while I’m sitting in this state of flux, I’m working on a boatload of new content that will hopefully inspire you and your professional lives as well.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with your story ideas, (I will be launching my Summer Intern Spotlight Series at the same time I launch the new blog, so yes, I am still looking for people to interview). And feel free to stay connected with me in other ways! I’m extremely active on both Twitter and Instagram. And of course, I’m addicted to my email.

I’m looking forward to sharing my new project with you soon!

Katrina

New Beginnings for the Blog

Hi everyone!

I hope you have enjoyed reading The Making Of: Katrina Owens PR. I must admit that when I started this blog back in November, I had no idea that it was going to be so successful, and that it was going to help me out so much in my professional life.

As an up and coming blogger, I’ve learned a lot about the industry (yes, did you know there’s a whole industry behind blogging?), and about myself. But the biggest thing I think I’ve learned is that I LOVE helping people develop their career and professional lives. With that being said, as much as I love writing about fashion, and beauty, and making you guys laugh, I’ve learned that it’s important for your blog to fall into a specific ‘niche’. So over the summer, it’s a project of mine to transform my blog into something a little more career-oriented for all post-secondary students to enjoy (not just those in PR or communications like myself). But don’t worry, you can still expect fashion/beauty/and humour posts… let’s just say they may take a more career-oriented spin.

Thus, the purpose of this post is two-fold. Firstly, I wanted to give my dedicated readers a bit of a “warning” about this small re-brand and transformation. Things you can expect include: a possible name change, a more professional layout, and more frequent updates.

Secondly, I wanted to ask for the input of my readers. As much as this blog is a place for me to build on my writing, social media, and web design skills, I also want to help you! One of the best compliments I’ve ever received is when a classmate told me she aced an interview after reading one of my posts. So I want to write more posts regarding things you might find useful.

I’ve included an anonymous submission form below, and I would love for you guys to fill it out. Let me know what you love about my blog, or even what you don’t. And definitely let me know what you’re interested in reading about, topic suggestions are ALWAYS welcome.

Thank you so much!