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Domains, Coupons and A Crazy Head. Yep, That’s Me!

Thoughts, Web · July 19, 2014, Saturday · 0 comment

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DomainPromoCodes.com. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you check my Archives, there’s a post about the reasons that led me to buy and mantain over 200 domains across the years.

My friends Georgie and Jhoice know how crazy I can get on that matter. 😉 Thing is — it’s not really about going crazy about domains or developing a compulsive obsession for digital shopping.

Domain name extensions! w00t!

No, it’s more about imagination.

Look at the navbar above — under the main navigation menu for Honey-Babe.net, I have another bar with ‘Featured Characters’ and ‘W.I.P. Characters’ — that is, character blogs (role-play) where I let my imagination run wild and create new universes.

Don’t think I spend that much. I don’t.

I don’t because I make massive use of coupon codes at any registrar I run into. 😉 Just to bring an example to the table, every time I get an idea for a new character blog and I want to register a new domain, I load up DomainPromo Codes.com (one of my favorites, really) and pick the best coupon at hand.

GoDaddy is not my favorite registrar, but I use it often for first-year registrations because its coupon codes make it very cheap. Right now, GoDaddy is offering a heck of a coupon at $1.99 for a new .COM domain! 😉 There, that’s a kind of coupon I’d use right away for a character blog.

Code is cjc199 if you’re interested.

But it’s not just Characters…

Heh no. I have registered domains for several personal and work projects over the last two years. I don’t want to spoil W.I.P. stuff, but among the things there’s a free advertising community that will probably help bring some ethics back into the world of blogging. Not sure how it will go, but so far people I told about liked the idea.

For business, .BIZ domains look great. 🙂 Right now, NameCheap has a sale for .BIZ domains:

Get .BIZ domain + Business email plan for only $1.99 for the first year

Also, both .BIZ and .US without additionals services cost $0.98.

If you had to buy business domains on a budget, wouldn’t you take advantage of offers like these? ^_^

And Name.com? Ah, I don’t need coupon codes there. I’m a member of their Investor Club since I registered (and keep) 151 domains with them! 😀

A bit of advice

Don’t buy domains on a whim — wait for a good coupon to be released before you purchase! You will save a lot of money and the return on investment (ROI) for the domain will be higher, whether that’s a name you need for business or for a personal project.

Question: How much did you spend on a domain name last time you bought one?

Photo credit: Widjaya Ivan on Flickr (Creative Commons 2.0)

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Me And Nail Files – From Age 10 To Today

Fashion, Opinions · May 27, 2014, Tuesday · 3 comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mont Bleu. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was 10 when a classmate told me I have nicely round nails.

I looked at my hands and observed my fingers — yes, she could be right, they looked okay with the round shape of my digits.

“But I don’t want to wear polish,” I said with a pout.

“No need to use polish,” my classmate added, “just a good nail file to make them beautiful and cared for.”

I haven’t seen that classmate in years and I don’t even recall her name, but she was right– I didn’t need nail polish, just a good bunch of nail files I could use to shape my nails and keep them healthy and sound. 🙂 It was great!

When I turned 14, one of my aunts bought me a manicure set that contained two aluminum nail files. They were shiny and beautiful, but they got rusty over the years and several washes done wrong, so I had to throw them away. 🙁

So now I got for either of the two remaining options:

I like plastic nail files, but they tend to break easily. Sure, they’re so cheap that I could buy a thousand of them and still stay within budget, but why take so much disturb? Nah. They can break the right moment you need them and the shop nearby has closed already. Not fun.

Glass nail files are totally another story. They are sturdy in comparison with plastic and it makes for longer lasting nail files you only have to keep clean and shiny. 😉 You can save a lot of money like that.

For example, look at these glass nail files I found at Design-Glassware.com. They use pretty luxurious crystals — SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS — and the glass comes from the Czech Republic. They’re manufactured by Mont Bleu and they’re all hand work. How wonderful, right? 😀

Design-Glassware.com says:

Use this code SCM13 to get a 30% discount in our e-shop on all glass nail files.

Guess it’s a good chance to grab some for myself! $4 and $5 are sweet prices! *_*

What about you?

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Pens And Writing? Meet My Life-Savers! ;)

Updates · May 23, 2014, Friday · 2 comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC 4-Color pen. All opinions are 100% mine.

BIC® is my favorite brand of pens.

….

What?! You won’t believe me?

Okay, okay—- here’s proof!

My BICs!

Ha! Now you believe me. 😉

These are my every day BIC® pens, but if I were to pick a pen for every use, I would go for a multi colored pen.

You know, the 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen. 😉

These pens are life savers to me. I tend to buy a lot of pens, but I lose them along the way every time I switch purse, backpack, tote bag and other containers. Also, it gets tough to take notes and write flash cards and summaries when you have to look for pens everywhere!

I love BIC 4-Color pens because they’re so practical and I can just focus on my notes and writing, without having to worry about looking for pens I lost.

Also… LOL! You should look at the videomercials BIC® made for their multi colored pen. Promise not to fall off your chair, though. Heheh. 😛 Here they go:

Yes, I know. XD Hope you didn’t pee in your pants from too much laughing. Don’t they remind you of Teletubbies? LOL. Too cute.

BIC® gave each color a personality and a meaning, so the scene put me in a really good mood. 🙂

If Black is a nice person, then I’m more like Black (with a hint of Blue and Red)— I look plain and ordinary on the outside, but people who have known me for a while say I’m an extremely interesting person with a lot of talents.

Aww. :3

So, these colorful guys are on Facebook and Twitter if you’re interested. LOL BIC® made them into character accounts and they’re so fun to follow. XD Hehe. The updates are fun and they have inspired me some character stories for later. You’ll see. 😉

Next time I’ll hit Amazon or Staples and buy three or four more colored pens. :3 They’re so inexpensive! A packet of 3 costs less than $6. It’s a steal!

I’m always busy with my freelance work and my studies, I take a gazillion of notes and can neve find things (I lose pens all the time!), so… all-in-one solutions are definitely my thing!

Guess what?

I got my first colored pen in 1st grade (22 years ago, WOW!).

And you? 🙂

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