Tia Maria Espresso Martini with Whitley Neill Gin

Shaken & Stirred: A Whitley Neill Gin Cocktail for National Espresso Day

We’re a bit late on our National Espresso Day cocktail highlight due to unforeseen forces but we’re determined to share a cocktail that brings so many memories. Using the South African-inspired Whitley Neill Gin (made with baobab fruit and Cape gooseberry), we wanted to honor National Espresso Day with a cocktail from our childhood. Don’t worry, there are no unfit parents in this story. We grew up with our very talented mom making homemade Tia Maria for friends and family. While we could not partake for obvious reasons, we knew it was amazing by the number of people who came over to enjoy and begged her to make some for them. So in honor of her and all things caffeinated, we’re sharing a Tia Maria Espresso Martini made with Whitley Neill Gin and inspired by mom’s Tia Maria recipe.

Whitley Neill Gin Espresso Martini Ingredients

Along with the previously stated baobab fruit and Cape gooseberry, the original Whitley Neill Gin boasts Coriander Seed, orange, and lemon. This British gin is slightly softer and much smoother than traditional gins but still boasts the traditional rich notes of juniper and citrus ingredients. It features a long finish with subtle fades of herbs, cocoa, and candied lemon peels; and a nose that is both citrus-sweet and peppery, with a distinctive floral aroma. The complete list of botanicals includes Juniper, Coriander Seed, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Angelica Root, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Cape Gooseberry, and Baobab.

The below Tia Martia Martini we prepared is dairy-free, as Thanksgiving seemed to have cleared the shelves of cans of Evaporated Carnation Milk; nevertheless, it was still quite a delicious, one that coffee lovers will greatly enjoy.

Tia Maria Espresso Martini

Tia Maria Espresso Martini with Whitley Neill Gin

Whitley Neill Original Gin
3/4 cup espresso
1/2 cup Tia Maria (see recipe to make your own below*)
1/2 cup vanilla essence
1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar (go for light for less sugar)
Ice
Cocktail Shaker
Add all ingredients into your cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a martini glass. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon powder to garnish (this works better if you’re adding milk).

*Tia Maria Recipe

Sugar
Water
Cinnamon sticks or Powdered cinnamon
Nutmeg
Clove powder
Instant Coffee
Angostura Bitters
Whitley Neill Gin
Evaporated Carnation Milk (optional)

Make a syrup using equal parts sugar and water and add in the cinnamon sticks or powdered cinnamon, grated nutmeg, and a little clove powder. Bring to a boil until the syrup is a little thick and a golden brown. Add coffee until you reach your desired level of strength; finish it up with two or three dashes of the original Angostura Bitters. Add ice to chill, add in your milk (optional), then pour in your Whitley Neill (a substitute for the traditional rum). Serve with or without ice, or use as a base for another cocktail as we did with our Martini.

Did you enjoy an espresso cocktail on National Espresso Day? Whether you did or not, we encourage you to add Whitley Neill Gin to your home bar.

Shop These Holiday Deals: More Black Friday & Cyber Monday Savings

We’re at the beginning of the gift-giving season and anyone who has had to budget knows you can’t pass up a deal. We are in the time of the biggest deal time of the year for holiday deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is the time to stock up on some great holiday gifts for everyone on your Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hannukah lists. We’ve already shared some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and we’re here to share some more.

Whether you’re looking for more tech gifts, gifts for the fashionista or beauty addict on your list, we’ve got the savings you NEED to know about. Check out these from Skyroam, Carlisle-Etcetera, Armani Beauty, Tweezerman, and Milani Cosmetics.

Skyroam Solis X WIFI

Skyroam Solis X WIFI Black Friday

Stay connected to your friends and family even if you’re far away from them with the Skyroam Solis X connectivity device. This grab-and-go, palm-sized global Wi-Fi tool will keep you connected whether you’re traveling for business or just trying to keep the family at peace on road trips and where wifi isn’t typically available. This personal WiFi goes wherever you go. Check out Skyroam’s awesome Black Friday holiday deals below:

Save 30% off the Solis X Black Friday Gift Set with Solis X Global WiFi Smartspot, Travel Case, Multi-Connector Cord, and 5 Daypass card (reg. $285.00).
Save 35% off the Solis Lite Black Friday Gift Set with Solis Lite Global WiFi hotspot, Powerbank Kit and 5 Daypass card (reg $185.00).

CARLISLE Etcetera (IN-STORE ONLY)*

CARLISLE Etcetera black friday holiday deals

*The Black Friday promo valid in-store at Carlisle outlets only. In NYC, head over to 423 West 55th St to enjoy 75% off applicable on Fall & Winter merchandise. Exclusions may apply. Valid now until 12/1/19.

Giorgio Armani Beauty (ONLY on www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com):

Armani Holiday Sales

This Black Friday weekend use code TURKEY20 and code CYBER20 on Cyber Monday for 20% OFF ALL ORDERS. The offer has no minimums but it excludes Holiday sets, Holiday LE, eGift Cards and Armani Prive. Check out the must-have Armani holiday deals below:

  • Spend $50+ For FREE 2-Day shipping and 2 Samples
  • Spend $100+ For 6 piece Gift with Purchase
  • Spend $150+ For your choice of LIP SET (Full-size Lip + Mini) OR EYE SET (Full-size Eye + Mini)

On Cyber Monday, with code: CYBER20

  • Spend $50+ For FREE 2-DAY shipping and 2 Samples
  • Spend $100+ For a MYSTERY LIP GIFT
  • Spend $150+ For a MYSTERY BEAUTY DUO SET

Tweezerman (ONLY on www.tweezerman.com)

Tweezerman Holiday deals

During Black Friday weekend, get 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on all orders AND free tweezer engraving with the following deals:
$25+ Free Mini Brow Travel Set using code HOLLYGRAPHIC
Set Includes: Green Tea Mini Slant Tweezer and Hollygraphic Travel Case
$50+ Free Sparkle & Shine Gift Set using code SPARKLEANDSHINE
Set Includes: Rose Gold Shimmer Slant Tweezer + ProCrl Lash Curler in Faux Snakeskin Cosmetic Case
$50+ Set Includes: Free Complexion Prep Set using code BRIGHTCOMPLEXION
The set includes a Bright Complexion Facial Dermaplaner, Complexion Cleansing Brush, and No-Slip Skincare Tool in Deluxe Travel Case.
On CYBER MONDAY, get 10% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING on all your Tweezerman orders AND free tweezer engraving. Check out these great holiday deals:
$25+ Free Zebra Etched Petite Slant Tweezer using code ZEBRA
$50+ Free Glam Up Set using code GLAMUP
The set includes a Rose Gold Shimmer Slant Tweezer and Rose Gold Classic Lash

On GIVING TUESDAY, enjoy 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on all orders when you use code: GIVING2019, plus you get a Free Mini Slant Tweezer with all orders.

Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics holiday deals

Starting today and throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, enjoy 30% off sitewide on all products on www.milanicosmetics.com.

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

Cleanlogic Welcomes Braille Packaging for the Visually Impaired

A few weeks ago, we were introduced to an app, Be My Eyes, whose purpose is to help the visually impaired. The app’s popularity (it boasts more vision-enabled people than blind), is so great we haven’t been called upon yet. All this just reminded me that although blind people may need help from time to time, they, like vision-abled people, cherish being independent. So when we see everyday products geared towards the visually impaired, allowing them to live a more independent life, how can you not celebrate that! This is why we’re happy to share the functional Braille packaging on Cleanlogic’s bath and body products.

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

Through their parent company, IMS Trading USA, Cleanlogic has committed to incorporating functional Braille on its products where possible. Inspired by his mother who lost her sight as a child, IMS founder Isaac Shapiro began “Brands with Braille,” an effort to include braille on the packaging to help blind and visually impaired individuals lead more independent lives. Almost all the products in their bath and body range now feature Braille. You will find Cleanlogic’s sponges and brushes, charcoal-infused products, relaxation, and foot care products now boast Braille packaging.

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

The functional Braille is placed on the hangtags of Cleanlogic’s bath sponges, bath brushes, and foot buffers/stones. It’s also placed directly on the packaging of their other products. While apps like Be My Eyes are a godsend, not everyone who is visually impaired has access to a smartphone; which is why brands like Cleanlogic adding braille to their packaging is extremely useful. Hopefully the future will see more brands joining Cleanlogic’s pioneering packaging.

What do you think of Cleanlogic’s braille packaging and Isaac Shapiro’s “Brands with Braille initiative? What brands or industries you’d want to see (no pun intended) implement this packaging? We’d love to hear your thoughts, please do so in the comments below.

USPS Operation Santa Online

USPS Unveils New Way to Donate to a Hundred-Year Cause

The holidays are officially upon us and now, more than ever, Americans are concerned about their finances.

As of June 2019, consumer debt across the United States reached $4.1 trillion. Now that the holidays are closing in and last-minute shopping has begun, these debts are more stressful on the millions of families across the country with lower annual incomes.

If you want to support a family in need, now is your chance. Since 1912, the U.S. Postal Service has allowed people to adopt letters that families address to Santa. The USPS Operation Santa® program allows the public to read these letters and even “adopt” a family.

USPS Operation Santa Online

Many of these letters are from families in need with requests for necessities; many need a new pair of shoes or a warmer coat for the winter. An estimated 80% of children have untreated anxiety disorders and these feelings of worry can compound during the holidays. The USPS allows their letters written to Santa to be read by the public in order to gather donations. In the past, this has only been done on paper.

This year, those letters will be available online for the first time.

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Letters are stored on the program’s new site, USPSOperationSanta.com. Here, you can read letters from individuals and families in need and shop for the items on their wishlist. All you need to do is wrap the gifts before bringing them to a participating post office before December 21st. That way, the families can receive your donation by the time Christmas is here.

But don’t worry: the names and addresses of the families involved are kept safe from the public. The USPS staff redact their information and provide accompanying coded labels to ensure the right gifts are sent to the right locations.

You can even adopt as a team if you want to get your entire family or workplace involved. Since these donations are tax-deductible, you can rest assured that your gift will help everyone who takes part in this great cause. While you don’t need to shell out the big bucks for Invisalign treatments or new gaming systems, just about everyone in your circle can contribute gloves, coats, and a new pair of shoes for someone in need.

If you don’t want to go out and buy gifts on top of the other last-minute holiday shopping you have to do, you can also make a monetary donation that goes right to the families in need. The average U.S. household with a credit card carries an average of $8,284 in credit card debt; this hardly scratches the surface in some cases. Never easier during the holiday season, there’s a chance to help spread holiday cheer to families who need it most.

With help from the U.S. post office — and from advancing technology — anyone across the country will have a chance to make someone’s Christmas a bit merrier.

Inamunai African Fashion

Inamunai: The Fashionable Art From African Couture Designers

We haven’t indulged in some beguiling fashion in a while, so we’re diving right in with the exquisite offerings from Inamunai. One of our favorite things about this African fashion label is it isn’t just one brand, but a collective of wonderful African designers. You truly get experience a vast amount of talent from the birthplace of humanity. The Inamunai brand was founded by Mariam Garuba, a native Nigerian with a passion for clothes and dressmaking. Her online shop features several well-known African couture designers, whose bold style you’ll fall head over heels over. We certainly did when we first laid eyes on some of the extraordinary looks from the Inamunai runway presentation from Harlem Fashion Week.

Inamunai African Fashion

As you can see, every look from this collection boasts a unique and strong style aesthetic.  The vibrant colors and eyecatching Ankara-inspired prints enhance the collection’s chic silhouettes and bold shapes. The collection is teeming with details; you’ll find structured pieces, extravagant collars and sleeves, the juxtaposition of prints, and edgy color combinations. You’ll love the collection’s color palette of dark blues, reds, pinks, and greens. Most, if not all, of the pieces, are made from 100% wax cotton and other woven fabric.

Inamunai African Fashion

We also love the versatility of the collection. There are several looks to take you from day to night, from brunch to nights out on the town. In celebration of daring style, why not embrace the full striking attitude of the collection by layering multiple prints. The lesser courageous can use the prints as a pop of color to liven up a solid or monochromatic look.

Inamunai African Fashion

We see the influences of African fashion sent down multiple runways during fashion week every year. Alas, those are merely interpretations from mostly European designers. The Inamunai collection lets you celebrate African heritage with authentic designs from actual African artisans. If you’re looking to add this global influential fashion aesthetic to your style closet, look no further than Inamunai.

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holiday Season

Tech. It’s everywhere and we’re connected all the time. Some 40 Zettabytes of data — that’s 40 trillion gigabytes — will be bouncing around cloud computing networks in 2020, so it’s only fair to rein things back into a realistically graspable technical arena and start getting acquainted with the neatest new techie gifts that’ll be on all sorts of wishlists this holiday season.

Whether your brother is an avid gamer or your bestie has been eyeing the newest headphones, you can find the perfect gifts for your loved ones in the tech world. Let’s take a look at the top techie gifts you can get for the tech-lovers in your life for the holidays this year.

1. Slim Folio

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

The Slim Folio is a product from Logitech, one of the biggest names in the consumer gadget industry. This folio acts as a protective cover for your Apple iPad while also giving you a keyboard for it that is as well-designed as any on a standard laptop. The keys are large and well-spaced and the keyboard even includes a full row of iPadOS shortcut keys. The Slim Folio includes a storage spot for your Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon and will adapt to your typing position, whether that’s on your lap as you cozy up on the couch or you’re sitting at a desk to get some serious work done. The Logitech Slim Folio currently costs $99.99.

The Slim Folio Pro provides an even more enhanced experience than its counterpart with an all-in-one backlit keyboard. This case fits the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and costs between $119.99 and $129.99.

2. Crayon

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

Another Logitech product, Crayon is a pixel-precise digital pencil that is compatible with all iPads made in 2018 and later. Crayon works with any app that supports Apple Pencil, allowing you to do things like take handwritten notes, mark up PDFs, or draw digital artwork. You won’t experience any noticeable delays when using Crayon and you can even rest your hand on your iPad’s screen when drawing without confusing its touchscreen technology. Logitech Crayon costs $69.99.

3. BRIO 4K Pro Webcam

Tech Gift Ideas - Logitech webcam

Hailed as Logitech’s best webcam, the BRIO 4K Pro Webcam offers 4K UH and 5X zoom for stellar video quality. The webcam’s features provide support for infrared-based facial recognition to strengthen login security. With about 87% of small businesses experiencing a security breach in 2012 alone, companies and individuals alike need the latest tech to protect themselves from cyber dangers. The advanced features of the BRIO 4K Pro Webcam also allow you to look great in any illumination and offer several FOV options. This Logitech Webcam costs $199.99 and makes wonderful techie gifts.

4. Jaybird Headphones

7 Techie Gifts That Are Perfect For The Holidays

With so many people using music streaming services like Spotify now, almost everyone is looking for the best way to listen to their beloved artists wherever they go. Jaybird has a line of high-tech headphones that are perfect for the music-lovers on the go. The Jaybird Tarah features a streamlined design and provides six hours of high-quality wireless sound per charge. They’re fully waterproof and outfitted with comfortable silicone ear gels and the Speed Cinch cord adjustment system to achieve the perfect fit. The Tarah also gives you one-touch access to your smartphone’s Google Assistant or Siri, allowing you to manage calls while running, training, or riding. The Jaybird Tarah costs $99.99.

The Jaybird X4 has many of the same features of the Tarah but offers eight hours of high-quality wireless sound per charge. The X4 also comes with interchangeable tips and fins to provide a customizable fit for any ear size. The Jaybird X4 costs $129.99. The Jaybird Tarah Pro is the most advanced of this headphone line with an industry-leading 14-hour battery life. It also features SnapLock magnetic buds that fasten around your neck and automatically turn the music off when you’re not using them to conserve its battery life. The Jaybird Tarah Pro costs $159.99.

Jaybird’s latest release is the Jaybird Vista, a completely wireless set of earbuds that offer a high-quality audio experience. About 36 million Americans experience some degree of hearing loss, but the premium sound quality that comes out of these headphones can make anyone feel like their hearing is as good as it was when they were young. These earbuds each have 16 hours of battery life that come from a compact charging case, giving you 32 hours of uninterrupted independent bud use. Just a five-minute quick charge for each bud will give you an hour each of playtime. The Jaybird Vista costs $179.99.

5. Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tech Gift Ideas - Logitech Gaming keyboard

This keyboard is one of the fastest in the market with Logitech G’s Lightspeed Wireless technology that provides a pro-grade 1ms report rate. Even a professional stenographer who is required to type over 225 words per minute can’t communicate information that quickly. The Lightspeed keyboard also has five on-board programmable G-keys, allowing you to put whatever custom macro sequences and in-app commands you need at your fingertips. The G915 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has an MSRP of $249.99.

6. Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers

These colorful Bluetooth speakers from Ultimate Ears combine playful design with a high-quality listening experience. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 has 13 hours of battery life and is dustproof and waterproof, even floating when it meets water. These protective features paired with the all-new Outdoor Boost, which gives the speaker a louder and crisper sound in outdoor settings, make it your perfect companion for outdoor adventuring. The WONDERBOOM 2 costs $99.99.

The Ultimate Ears myBOOM 3 is a fully personalized Bluetooth speaker with all of the protective features of the WONDERBOOM 2. While many electronics need to be stored between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain peak condition, the myBOOM can withstand nearly everything mother nature has to throw at it. To make the speaker uniquely yours, you can choose from a range of modern fabrics, select colors for different parts, and even add your name or other text on the back of the speaker. Since you design it, the speaker is made to order and will ship within three to four weeks. The myBOOM 3 costs $179.99.

7. Logitech Wireless Mouses

Whether you need a wireless mouse for everyday use or the ultimate gaming experience, Logitech has you covered. The new Logitech M325C Collection offers a wide array of designs to match your unique style, whether that’s cheery florals or rugged camo. This wireless mouse is easily portable, comfortable, and will stay powered for up to 18 months. Although the average computer mouse harbors about 21,000 germs per square inch, you can easily wipe down this small and durable mouse for the best hygiene practices. The mouses in the M325C Collection are extremely affordable at just $29.99.

MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse

Logitech also offers high-tech computer mouses for gaming. The MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse is Logitech’s most advanced mouse yet in their Master Series. It’s quiet, fast, and offers instant precision and endless potential for advanced users. The G502 Wireless Gaming Mouse is made for serious gamers, with the next-generation HERO 16K sensor and POWERPLAY compatibility. The mouse has an ergonomic design for hours of comfortable gameplay and is seven grams lighter than previous models for optimal speed. The MX Master 3 costs $99.99 while the G502 has an MSRP of $149.99.

Shopping for the holidays can be a challenge, but these techie gifts and gadgets will make the struggle much easier for you this year. There’s something for everyone on your shopping list and they’ll be sure to remember your thoughtfulness for years to come with these wonderful techie gifts and must-have gadgets.

Gupshup Is Changing The Messaging Game With New AI SMS Software

Gupshup Is Changing The Messaging Game With New AI SMS Software

Despite the evolving nature of technology in today’s digital age, there are certain things that haven’t adapted as fast. Approximately 30% of iPhones suffer from some type of damage during the course of a year, something that hasn’t really changed, and from those cracked screens we send billions of text messages without thinking about how long it’s been since texting has evolved.

While our smartphones have made us forget about T9 Word predictive texting from 1995, there’s another stage in the evolution of SMS messaging on the horizon from the smart messaging platform Gupshup.

Gupshup Is Changing The Messaging Game With New AI SMS Software

Revolutionizing the modern text message

Gupshup may be a startup, but it’s not the first startup created by Beerud Sheth, the company’s founder. Sheth has founded many other companies and co-founded Elance, which recently went public on Nasdaq as Upwork.

Gupshup, which was the first company to pair up with WhatsApp Business as an enterprise messaging partner, currently has a turnover of 700 crores and is growing at a rate of 30% a year. Many tech startups and platforms use Gupshup to reach out to their customers.

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“The messaging app hasn’t changed much over the years, right from the feature phones to the latest smartphones, it’s still just a simple list of plain text messages,” said Sheth in an interview with Business Insider. “That was okay 20 years ago, but now there’s a ton of messages that come in. Though personal messages have shifted to WhatsApp, enterprise messages still find their place in text.”

Clearing the clutter in messaging

Gupshup will be introducing new AI-powdered SMS categorizing software to clear up the clutter in messaging. The software works by looking at enterprise messages and classifying them as e-commerce, real estate, banking, or others.

Gupshup Is Changing The Messaging Game With New AI SMS Software

From there, any important information is extracted from the text and shown to you in a simple card. Sheth says the idea of the software is to give you a kind of personal assistant who goes through your texts and gives you the information you need.

Gupshup is currently partnering exclusively with OnePlus to launch the AI-powered SMS software. For optimal privacy, the software will be running entirely on the device and doesn’t send data to any server. Every device you use will have its own software.

How does the AI-powered software work?

You can either have the software pre-loaded onto your new device or have it installed on your existing device through an over-the-air update. Once the upgraded messaging app is on your phone, you can use it to make reading text messages easier.

Here’s how it works. When a new message arrives in your inbox, the messaging app will analyze the message and classify it by identifying which category the message belongs to. Then the messaging app extracts the key factors in the message and identifies the important information within it.

Finally, the app visualizes the message to the user by rendering the message as a card. Cards enable the user to focus on the key information because it reduces clutter.

For enterprises, this messaging app opens a new door of opportunities, especially now that a growing number of employees are working remotely when up to 86% of U.S. workers commuted to work just six years ago. With this new technology, enterprises can improve customer engagement, decrease customer support costs, and increase read time.

How Plotagraphs Are Changing the Face of Instagram

How Plotagraphs Are Changing the Face of Instagram

Instagram influencers have been a widely discussed topic of conversation in recent years, for better or for worse. On average a wedding photographer will deliver 300-400 photographs. On Instagram, it’s not uncommon to see an account, and even stories, with hundreds to thousands of pictures.

Now, there are ways to make your pictures even more interactive. Unlike traditional moving photos (AKA cinemagraphs), which rely on a series of burst shots or videos to make the image move, the Plotaverse app starts with an image and uses patterns within the picture to encourage movement. The result is a gif-like image that you can share on social media for the whole world to enjoy, AKA Plotagraphs.

How Plotagraphs Are Changing the Face of Instagram

These photos could, potentially, be the new wave of photos on Instagram. Just take a page out of Patricia Manterola’s profile and see how she’s been using Plotagraphs to gain more than 100,000 Instagram followers. It takes people about 10 seconds to form an impression of your brand, so let’s see how Patricia Manterola has been using Plotaverse to grab peoples’ attention

How Manterola’s Instagram following boomed thanks to Plotagraphs

Patricia Manterola gained worldwide recognition through her Mexican music group Garibaldi and her Instagram was a reflection of her fame. With more than 600,000 followers, the Latina superstar is no slouch when it comes to entertaining her fans, both on and off social media.

In honor of her new song, Manterola posted a series of sultry plotagraphs on her Instagram account. Mesmerizing more than 44,000 viewers, these looping images showcased gorgeous moving waves around a fashionably dressed Manterola. In the span of a single day, Manterola watched her followers surge from 600k to over 700,000.

“I love when success stories like this happen,” notes CEO and Plotaverse owner Sascha Scheider. “Content Marketing has grown into a $326 billion dollar industry. Imagine trying to stand out and grab attention when […] billions of individuals are posting videos every day. It is our mission to stay ahead of the curve in market and tech trends.”

Other celebs can’t resist plotagraph

But it isn’t just Manterola who has been bolstering high follower numbers on her Instagram. Since socialite Paris Hilton started posting Plotagraphs almost every day, her numbers have skyrocketed from 80,000 to 11 million. The star has continued this trend with her new fragrance release “Electrify.” After all, up to 90% of customers that are engaged with a brand will buy more frequently than customers who aren’t engaged. It just goes to show that a little sparkle can go a long way.

How Plotagraphs Are Changing the Face of Instagram

Ariana Grande also hypnotized fans while promoting her recent interview with Elle Magazine. The starlet tossed her hair in the cover and used the Plotaverse app to give her hair a surreal spin on her Instagram page. While the original photo by Alexi Lubomirski was absolutely beautiful, the plotagraph was the perfect touch to whoo millions of fans online.

How Plotagraphs Are Changing the Face of Instagram

Even surrealist makeup artist Mimi Choi got a shout-out on the Joe Rogan podcast for her creative use of the Plotaverse app. Her Halloween-inspired makeup tripped out thousands of fans on her Instagram page. She was able to achieve such a successful plotagraph thanks to her patterned design. This is because plotographs work best when they have a recurring image or pattern to mimic. The end result is a perfectly repeated loop sure to confuse and entertain any follower you have.

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Is the plotagraph the next “it” thing? Such cool innovations have sparked interest for celebrities but there are several industries that can benefit from such moving images. It’s estimated that up to 50% of homes don’t sell the first time they are listed. Could plotagraph be used for more than just celebrity Instagrams? You’ll have to download it yourself to find out.