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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PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO
Canon EOS 70D Camera – The camera that I use for my photos and videos. The quality is amazing. There’s also a few useful books on this particular camera: this one and this one. It came with a 18-135mm lens.
Rode VideoMic – The microphone I use with my Canon 70D camera. I use it for all my YouTube videos.
Canon 50mm Lens – The lens I use for close-ups, and for a background blurry effect.
MeFOTO Tripod – I had to buy a stronger tripod to hold the Canon 70D camera when I record videos for my beauty channels in my English channel and my Spanish channel. I have the black and gold tripod but it’s available in different colors.
Wireless Remote Control – This is the camera remote control I use. It’s easier to use this when I record a video or take photos 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 Light – Similar to the one I have, mine is also by the brand Neewer. The ring circle I bought for better light quality. An affordable alternative to the original Diva ring light. I also bought the ring light diffusion cloth for a softer light effect.
SD Cards – I have several to record and take photos.
WD My Passport Driver – I use a 2 TB hard drive to have extra storage for pictures and videos.
Toddy Screen Cloth – Ii came as a 3-pack and each one is a different pattern. They work really well to clean your laptop, iPhone, and iPad screen.
Other items I will consider buying in the near future: Portable dressing tent, floral camera strap, Tripod dolly, Dolly Slider, Yeti microphone, any of these lights LimoStudio Softbox Light, StudioPRO Lighting Kit, Neewer Softbox lighting kit, or LimoStudio Lighting Kit, Neewer lighting reflector kit, and a Drone would be nice haha!
Blogger.com – (I currently use WordPress, but Blogger is a great way to start) 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.
Gleam – What I use to host giveaways. You can add multiple ways for your readers/viewers to participate. My favorite one so far, and so easy to use.
Izea – Get paid for being a creator as a blogger. With Izea find brands that want to work with you, and get paid!
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!
Envato Market – Where I find high quality sound effects for a small fee. They also have stock images, and videos.
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 (they also work with Bloggers!).
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.
You can earn money if you join any of these affiliate programs…
Amazon Associates – One of the most popular ones out there apart from eBay.
Awin – You can join Fiverr, Etsy, and many more.
Commission Junction – Another popular option. Some of their great options are Green Chef, Vega, Sunfood, Fiverr, and many more.
ShareASale – Has a lot of awesome brands. Beauty brands, clothing brands, and more!
Rakuten – Also has a lot of great brands like Toms, Walmart, Zaful, and more.
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. This is another group that you can use.
Upwork – A great place to find photo and video editors. This is where I found my bilingual video editor.
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 trending keywords.
Google Analytics – This is what I use to track all of the statistics for my websites, including visitors, traffic sources, etc.
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.
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.
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 more.
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 5 Love Languages – I was introduced to this book by my sister when she gave me the Loving Children Effectively one Christmas. I have read the original book, and also the Singles edition. There’s also one for men, and another version for the workplace.
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 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 Power of Now – Another great book for me. Reading this made me appreciate of being present in the now more often.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Eco-Dent Toothpowder – I like brushing my teeth with this powder. It’s cruelty-free, fluoride free, and has baking soda.
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.
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 for the big size which allows me to prep meal. 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.
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.
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.
We actually have a pet Instagram account at MeowBarkPaws.
Espree Natural Shampoo – This is the shampoo I use for my Mishi. 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.
Self-Groomer and Massager – Someone gifted this to us and at first I thought Mishi wouldn’t like it, but she actually does! She uses it all the time.
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