Monday 4 May 2015

Review // Linen and Leaves

We received this sampler pack of loose leaf tea blends from Stacey from Linen and Leaves. We adore everything from the packaging, to the taste and smell of these teas! The package ranges includes herbal, green, black and oolong tea blends. There’s a tea for everyone. You can check out her shop here

Thursday 2 April 2015

Review // Round About Botanicals

We were so excited when we received the Tea Tree soap from Jessica from Round about Botanicals. We’ve been using it all month and it’s one of our favorites!

Jessica’s soaps are all made with essential oils and have a variety of benefits. The tea tree soap works as great anti-bacterial agent, it’s great for acne, and fighting fungus. Alongside those benefits it smells amazing!

This is a definite recommendation and re-buy for the TRED team!

Wednesday 14 January 2015

How To Get More Followers On Instagram // Attalia Beltrán from Makeupalamoda

Instagram has become a fundamental part for me as a blogger, because personally I consider it as my second blog, on which I have to take care, maintain always active and more important, have attractive and persuasive photographs, so using these precise concepts the question maybe is: What do I do to increase my followers on Instagram?

So, the answer is:

Post often, but not too often
The hardest thing on Instagram is knowing when is the perfect time to upload a photo or how many photos to post per day. A very cool tool to help you to find out is Iconosquare because it gives you an aprox for each user on when and what time is best for you to share a photo.

Create original and quality photos
Use filters to make your photos look as if they not have filters in excess, remember, less is more. My favorite application to achieve that is VSCO Cam.
Take pictures with the best possible light, always in focus and most importantly, that you like them!

Socialize. It's fun!
It´s always annoying to see thousands of comments that not say nothing, but instead of doing this, you have to become an expert in social media and the best way to achieve it is to be one of the few people that actually have something to say about a photograph that they love, maybe the other person on the same way will be inspired by your words and the follow will come alone and the best part is that it give you a lot more credibility.

Have a theme
Who likes to see a profile full of selfies? I hate it, so having a particular theme, helps you to get followers who identify and inspire by you and they will return if the content of your gallery helps them for inspiration.

Don´t try hard on using obvious tags
If it's obvious that popular tags give exposure, I've learned that tagging obvious things is not as much profitable as using tags that are trending, for example: #whatimwearing #flatlay #fromwhereistand and if your photo includes brands or persons not forget to tag them too, because that helps you to make your photos having more exposure.

Now, if you want, you can follow me on instagram: @makeupalamoda

Saturday 3 January 2015

It's A New Year // Ashley from Polka Dots and Sailor Stripes

If you've read our Fall issue from 2014, you would know Ashley from Polka Dots and Sailor Stripes! We are so honoured to have her work with us again and write a guest post on 2015. Polka Dots and Sailor Stripes is such a positive and inspirational blog, our Tred team just loves when new posts are up to check out! We highly recommend having a look into Ashley's blog! 
Oh, and make sure to show Ashley some love as just the other day was the blogs 2 year anniversary! So exciting! 

I can’t believe 2015 is already HERE! I swear it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2014, right?! As I look back and reflect on this pivotal year, I feel so lucky for the friendships I’ve made, the risks I’ve taken, and the amazing experiences that have helped me grow. If you’re reading this, then you are already a fan of Tred Magazine just like I am; this magazine is the perfect example of something new and amazing that happened this year! It’s such an honor to be able to collaborate with a team that is passionate about fashion and has the drive to make their dreams come true.

Like I said, 2014 was a HUGE year for me. I had many blog milestones, I made some important, positive life-altering decisions, and I faced the hard road bumps head-on. As we’re all attempting to stick to our 2015 New Year’s Resolutions, I just want to encourage you and let you know that THIS can be YOUR year. I truly enjoyed 2014, and it will always be an extremely special year to me; but that does not mean that 2015 has to lose momentum! If you love fashion, start your own blog! If you feel like you need a change, move to a new exciting city! If you something is on your mind, speak up. You have the power to make this year the best one yet, so I encourage you to go out there and make things happen.

To my readers: thank you for following along with Polka Dots & Sailor Stripes and continuing to motivate me to keep dreaming and keep doing. To the people who are just now hearing of my blog, I hope that you will read along and join me in my exciting journey! I would love to hear your New Years’ resolutions, and any thoughts you have for this upcoming year. Cheers, darlings!

xo, Ashley

Photos from Polka Dot and Sailor Stripes' blog.

Thursday 1 January 2015

Hello 2015

Hello 2015!

We are so happy today as today symbolizes new beginnings, and we are celebrating by launching the Tred blog! Now you don't need to wait for every season to keep up with new and inspiring creatives. We have big plans for the new year and hope we can get to include as many people as we can to work with us.

Bloggers! We would love for you to guest post this year! If you are interested, just send us an email at !!

xoxo. Tred