Welcome to the Resources page of LynSire blog and YouTube channel!
Over the years, I have used a number of products that have helped me transform every area of my life.
I've explored online courses, read books, used a lot of tools and resources to help me grow my online business. I get asked often what I use and personally recommend, which is why I thought it'd be useful to share all the resources that I have.
This page contains all of the best resources that I've used so that you can always come to improve different aspects of your life. Whether you're a blogger or YouTuber, or want to live a cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle - this section provides tools and resources to help you make it happen.
I hope you find it useful!
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Cruelty-Free Tshirts - Get my trendy cruelty-free beauty shirts through my shirt shop.
Etsy Shop - My stock styled photos. You can get them for an affordable price and they're ideal for designers, bloggers, and shop owners. If you're thinking about opening an Etsy shop use my special link to get your first 40 listings free.
Fiverr.com/LynSire - I have multiple gigs to edit your photos and videos. I can do almost anything for just $5 and it will save you editing time. You can sign up through my special link and get a free Fiverr gig.
PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO SOFTWARE
Canon G1 X - This is the camera that I use for my main beauty channels and for my Spanish vlog channel, but I'm actually thinking about upgrading to Canon G7 X Mark II.
Digipower Pink Tripod - This is the pink tripod that I use with my Canon G1 X when I record for my beauty channels in English and Spanish. MeFOTO pink tripod is similar.
Canon EOS 70D Camera - This was a gift from my boyfriend and this is the camera that we use when we do photoshoots or shoot videos. The quality is amazing and it was a great investment. There's also useful books available about this particular camera, this one and this one.
Canon 50mm Lens - The lens we use for close-ups and for a background blurry effect.
MeFOTO Tripod - We had to buy a stronger tripod to hold the Canon 70D camera. I have the black and gold tripod but it's available in different colors.
Wireless Remote Control - This is easier to use when I record a video and I don't have to be standing up to reach the camera to press the record button.
Camera Battery - I have two extra back up batteries. These are generic but work just as good as the Canon brand (plus they're much cheaper).
Koolertron Camera Backpack - The backpack that I have to carry around my Canon 70D camera. It has many compartments, it has a space to take a small laptop, and I can even attach my tripod to the bottom.
Ring/Circle Light - The ring circle that I bought for better light quality.
SD Cards - I have several to record and take photos.
Adobe Premiere - I use Premiere to edit all of my videos. It's available for Mac and Windows. If you're a beginner and have Windows I recommend Windows Movie Maker which is free and easy to learn.
Lenovo Z70 Laptop - The laptop that I currently have that has a 17' inch screen and works great to edit videos. I've had it for more than a year and I've never had any issues with it.
WD My Passport Driver - I use a 2 TB hard drive to have extra storage for pictures and videos.
Toddy Screen Cloth - I have three of these in different colors and they work really well to clean your laptop, iphone, and ipad screen.
Faux Sheepskin - This is the texture I use to take many of my beauty product photos. I also use this in some my favorites videos in the background. You can see it in my May Favorites blog post.
Other items I will consider buying in the near future: Granite marble effect for photos, Floral camera strap, Tripod dolly, Dolly Slider, Yeti microphone or Rode microphone, any of these lights LimoStudio Softbox Light, StudioPRO Lighting Kit, Neewer Softbox lighting kit, or LimoStudio Lighting Kit, Canon G7 X Camera, Neewer lighting reflector kit, and a Drone would be nice haha.
Blogger.com - Blogger is a popular blogging platform and this is what I use to run this blog. It's 100% free and easy to set up. It comes with handy free templates/ themes and gadgets/ widgets included.
My Blogger Themes - This site is great if you want to have other options for your blog design. This site offers a great selection of themes. Personally I like the themes available in the 'Elegant' and 'Simple' categories.
Cursors-4U - This is the website I use to find cute cursors. I like to change my cursor depending on the holiday, have a flower cursor, or anything else that is cute.
DaFont - The site that I use the most to find beautiful fonts for my blog posts and videos.
Shareaholic - The site I use to add the share buttons on the left of my blog and also the social media follow icons that's on the right column.
ThemeXpose - A useful site if you have Blogger and you want to give your blog a whole new look. I like that their templates are minimal and they are free!
Famebit - I use Famebit to find campaigns and work with brands. You can join if you have more than 5,000 subscribers on your YouTube channel.
Incompetech - I use this site to find free songs without any copyright restriction. Purple-Planet is another good place. For a full list check out my Complete List of Royalty Free Music for Videos blog post.
Soundible - I like this site if I want to find a particular free sound effect.
Fiverr - An awesome place where you can get a variety of things done for only $5. I’ve used Fiverr for many small tasks to help me with building my businesses. When you use my link you get one free gig.
Philippine Virtual Assistant Network - This is a Facebook group where you can hire someone to outsource work. This is where I found my wonderful VA (Virtual Assistant) to help me with social media related tasks. You can get almost anything done very inexpensively and hire a VA for under $5/hour. This is another group that you can use.
CC Search - This is what I use to search for free stock photos. For a complete list of image sites without any copyright restriction visit my Best Sites for Free Stock Photos blog post.
Creative Market - I find this site useful to search for photos, graphics, themes, templates, fonts, and more. They offer free goods every week!
Freepik - For free graphic resources. Here you can find vectors, PSD, icons, and photos.
Google AdWords - This is what I use to have access to the Keyword Planner and search for keywords.
Google Analytics - This is what I use to track all of the statistics for my websites, including visitors, traffic sources, etc.
Google Translate - Since I'm always translating everything on my blog and YouTube channels this is a handy site to use. This is another great translator and I like their Text to Speech feature.
MailChimp - One of the most popular email opt-in service. I use MailChimp for all my newsletters and mailing lists.
The Alphabetizer - A simple site to alphabetize, sort by last name, capitalize titles, and more.
TinEye - A handy site to search where a certain image originated from. Similar to Google Images search.
Facebook Link Fix - This page is useful if you have a Facebook page. Sometimes I want to share a link but it won't show an image preview. With this page you can easily fix that.
Fsymbols - I use this site to find symbols like hearts, and arrows. This is where I found the symbols that you see on my Instagram bio.
Hashtagify - Sometimes I get stuck not knowing which hashtags I'm going to use on Instagram, I come to this site and I type in a certain tag. It will show me the most popular hashtags for that keyword according to circle size.
iEmoji - I'm not always on my phone, in fact, I spend most of time using my laptop. This site is useful to attach emojis to Twitter, Facebook, etc. using my laptop.
Social Bluebook - Add multiple social accounts and know how much you can get paid by a brand to work with them. You can add your blog, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine.
TweetDeck - I use this site with my VA (Virtual Assistant) so that she can have access to my Twitter. She schedules most of my Tweets.
The Kind Diet - This is the book I read when I was transitioning to a vegan diet and I had no idea what to eat. It made it so simple and easy for me to start eating healthier. For more vegan book recommendations visit my Why Vegan? page.
The Hidden Messages in Water - A life changing book for me. It shows that we are all energy, and depending on the energy that we emit it affects everything that surrounds us too.
The 4-Hour Work Week - A popular book written by Tim Ferriss. Talks about how to escape the 9-5, create passive income streams, automate and outsource your lifestyle, travel the world and have the life that life you’ve always dreamed of.
The Power of Now - Another great book for me. Reading this made me appreciate of being present in the now more often.
The Secret - A popular book written by Rhonda Byrne about law of attraction. A short and easy book to read on how to attract what you desire into your life. The Secret movie is also great.
Pacifica Primer - My all-time favorite face primer. It's cruelty-free, and vegan. I like how well it works and I mention why I like it in my February Favorites.
Oval Brush - I like that this brush is so cheap and works so well. It made it to my June Favorites.
e.l.f. Set Spray - My favorite makeup set spray of the moment. It has aloe, green tea, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Almond Oil - I like almond oil to moisturize my skin, remove makeup, or to get strong nails. This is natural and the fastest way to get healthy nails.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is very basic but serves many beauty uses. I use it to do hair mask, color my hair naturally, moisturize my skin, and more. I always make sure to get the best quality that is organic, unrefined, extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil.
Olive Oil - This is another oil I use either for my hair or to remove makeup naturally. I like this one that is organic, unrefined, and unfiltered.
Konjac Sponges - This is a 3-pack heart shaped konjac sponges. This is what I use to clean and exfoliate my skin in a natural way. These detoxify and balance's the skin pH. This was in my favorites.
Aztec Facial Mask - I have been using this facial clay mask for years. It has 100% natural bentonite, it deep cleans pores, and great to get rid of acne. This was in my natural skin care routine video.
Chi Flat Iron - I have been using the Chi flat iron for many years. I use it to get straight hair or to get curls. A must-have tool for your hair.
Elchim 3900 Hair Dryer - I have never loved a hair dryer any more than this one. I love how soft and shiny it leaves my hair. It made it to my February Favorites.
Rose water - Rose water is a must for me. I love spraying this on my face after I take a shower. It has a subtle rose scent and I also like it on my hair. It was one of my April Favorites or you can make rose water yourself.
Wood Comb - I use a detangler brush but I always prefer wood hair brushes because they distribute your hair oils. I also have the wide tooth comb. It's also an eco-friendly alternative.
imPRESS Nails - I like these nails so much because they don't require glue like most brands. They are like sticker nails, and it's a cruelty-free brand and they come in so many cute designs. I mention in my June Favorites why I like them so much.
Karma Base/Top Coat - I haven't used it yet but I'm considering buying it for being non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. It also has great reviews.
Karma Nail Polish - I haven't tried their nail polish yet but I recommending it because they have cruelty-free, and vegan options. They also have great reviews and I use their nail polish remover which I know is great.
Karma Nail Polish Remover - I like this nail polish remover for being organic, unscented, non-toxic, and non-carcinogenic. It has Vitamin E and soybean oil. I mentioned this in June Favorites.
Auric Blends - One of my favorite line of natural perfume oils. I like Egyptian Goddess, Sandalwood Vanilla, and Aphrodesia. I talked about Aphrodesia in my June Favorites.
Kuumba Made - Another favorite line of natural perfume oils. So far I like Persian Garden, and Oriental Musk. I mentioned Persian Garden in my May Favorites.
Eco-Dent Toothpowder - I like brushing my teeth with this powder. It's cruelty-free, fluoride free, and has baking soda.
Emjoi Emagine Epilator - This is the epilator I use to have smooth skin under my arms without any hair. I also use this on my bikini area. I have a full review about it.
Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal - This is the natural deodorant crystal I have been using for many years.
Deva Multivitamin - I include fruits and veggies in my lifestyle but when I want to be extra healthier I like to intake these vitamins daily.
Deva hair, nails, & skin vitamin - I'm a fan of Deva because they offer plant-based (vegan) options. These are great if you want your hair to grow thicker and fast, have strong nails, and for skin to seem less shiny.
Deva Astaxantin vitamin - These are great if you want to improve your eyesight along with these eye exercises. Astaxanthin is 5 times more potent than Lutein. I have also taken the GNC Bilberry Plus Lutein capsules.
Vitamin B-12 - An essential vitamin for vegetarians and vegans since we don't consume any animal protein. These vitamins have no artificial flavor, preservatives, sugar, starch, milk, lactose, soy, gluten, yeast, and fish. Why Vegan? is page I have created to help you go vegan.
Hemp Seeds - As a vegan this is a great way to include omegas in my lifestyle since I don't eat fish. These are great to sprinkle on salad, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies. Other omega options I like to mix it with are Flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Pink Salt - Healthier than regular salt, and sea salt. Pink salt is one of the healthiest salt's that you can consume. This is the salt that I use when we eat rice, salad, veggies, and more. Celtic sea salt is another great option.
Sunwarrior Protein Powder - A plant-based protein powder that you can include in your shakes for pre and post workout. They have it in various flavors but I personally like Vanilla. It's vegan, non-gmo, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and comes in BPA free packaging. I also like Vega Vanilla protein powder.
Tazo Tea - I have mentioned Tazo tea in a few of my favorites videos before. They have assorted flavors.
IN THE KITCHEN
Breville Compact Juicer - This is the juicer that I use to get fresh, natural juice from fruits and veggies at home.
Cuisinart Food Processor - This is the food processor that I use to make guacamole, or make raw desserts. With this you can chop, shred, slice, and puree your fruits, and veggies.
EZ Tofu Press - This is a handy tool to press your tofu and get rid of all the liquid to get it ready for cooking.
Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker - I like using this rice cooker and I also use it to make pasta. It also comes with a handy steam basket to cook veggies while the rice is getting ready.
Juiceman - This is the citrus juicer that I like to use to get fresh orange juice. If I have limes and lemons I like adding that too.
Veggie Spiralizer - I use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles. A healthy alternative to regular pasta.
Vitamix TurboBlend VS Blender - This is the blender that I use multiple times a day to make smoothies. It's a high speed blender with variable speed control.
Glass Straws - Instead of using plastic straws, consider getting these beautiful, elegant glass straws. We always use these to drink our smoothies. Or consider getting bamboo straws.
Pilot B2P - I use these pens that are made from recycled bottles. It was in my May Favorites.
Bamboo Toothbrushes - I love bamboo toothbrushes! This is a set of 4 toothbrushes made from renewable bamboo. I have talked about these in my April Favorites.
Reusable Produce Bags - This is a set of 5 reusable produce bags. Great to have in your reusable grocery bag.
All Terrain Bandages - I like these because these are a great alternative to regular bandages. These are latex-free, and biodegradable.
Go Green Gloves - I have these gloves that are biodegradable, natural, and rubber latex. I use them for cleaning around the house.
Post-It Greener Notes - I use these to make my grocery list, or to add reminders in my agenda.
Reusable Panty Liners - I love these! They come in different colors and they are so soft, and comfy.
I don't have these yet but these are other cool eco-friendly items to have: Bamboo utensils, Recycled newspaper pencils, Herb pencils, Eco Nuts as Laundry Detergent, Biodegradable Lens Wipe, Recycled Rubber Erasers, Sprout eco-friendly watches, Montana Spray Paint.
Bright Light Pillow - This is the pillow that Little Lyn likes. With this pillow she easily falls asleep and it turns off by itself after 15 minutes. I showed this in a Ross haul.
Little Daily Inspiration Cards -This is a wonderful deck of cards for kids. Each card brings a message with a positive affirmation. I have a full review here and I mention how I use it with Lyn.
Play Kitchen - This is the play kitchen that I bought Lyn when she was a toddler. I liked that it had everything like a fridge, dish washer, oven, a basket to store fruits/veggies, phone, light, and many other cool features. To this day she still likes it.
Toy Appliances - This is a 4 piece appliances set. It has blender, toaster, coffee maker, and a mixer. I bought this along with her play kitchen. She can add water in them so they are actually realistic!
Table Set - This is a table set in pastel colors. It is recommended for children between the ages of 3 to 8. Lyn loves it and sometimes I use it to take pictures on it. This is a similar table set but with bigger chairs for older kids and this is a matching toy organizer also in pastel colors. The storage bench is also cute.
Tooth Organizer - This is a great way to protect and organize kid's teeth. I use it for Lyn's teeth and it comes with a handy chart to write down when each tooth falls out. I have a full review on it but I actually like more the Baby Tooth Album.
Little Lyn also enjoys Vtech Camera, Mega Blocks, Crayola Double-Dided Easel, Fisher Price Pirate Ship, Little Big Planet 3 video game, Rainbow Light Projector, Bubble Maker machine. Mega Bloks 80-Piece, Bristle Blocks 85-Piece, Candy Land Board Game, Monopoly Junior, Blokus Game, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Popper Magic, Hexbug Aquabot.
Cat Tree - I like cat trees for my cats. Right now I have a small one for Mishi and Kitty but once we move and have more space this is the one I'm planning to get them. It has a mini ladder, hammock, a rope to play with, and various features. I also like this one and this one.
Espree Natural Shampoo - This is the shampoo I use for my two cats. I like that it has oatmeal formula, includes baking soda to remove odors, and has aloe vera to condition and hydrate their skin. It has a light floral scent and it's cruelty-free.
Pet Stroller - This is the stroller we have for our cats. This way they feel safe when they go out. I have a blog post about 3 Perfect Cat Gift Ideas with Mishi in it.
Self-Groomer and Massager - Someone gifted this to us and at first I thought our cats wouldn't like it, but they actually like it! They use it all the time.
Mimi Ikonn - To me Mimi Ikonn feels like a big sister. She is the creator of Luxy Hair and I love her lifestyle. I like her travel vlogs, Favorites videos, and Lookbook videos. Watching her videos always puts me in such a good mood.
Infinite Waters -This is a YouTube channel by Ralph Smart. He is another great inspiration of mine. A spiritual, vegan, and awakened beautiful being. Diving deep once again :))
Project Life Mastery - A YouTube Channel and website created by Stefan James. Stefan is a 7-figure internet entrepreneur. I have been following his work for years. He is so motivational to watch and full of so much inspiration.