Last week, on the Nail Art post, I told you about Evernote and Meistertask. I have been busy searching the web for new productivity tools. This week I have been looking at social media tools and determining what would work best for me. I have been using Hootsuite, but it doesn’t do everything I need, in fact nothing does everything for me. I have finally settled on a combination of three products Board Booster, Buffer, and Later (formerly Latergramme).
Board Booster is a great program. It works with Pinterest to organize campaigns and schedule pins. I use it to schedule old pins to repin on group boards of which I am a part. I have quite a few old pins since I have been doing this for several years. I created a board with my favorite/best nail art and the program draws from that board to repin my best work each day. It is careful not to repin the same picture multiple times.
I am new to Buffer, as well. I used it for the first time yesterday and found it very intuitive. The only thing I dislike about Buffer, and I disliked about Hootsuite, as well, is that you cannot post to your Facebook groups. So regardless of what product I select, I have to go outside of it to post in my Facebook groups. I am thrilled that it posts to Pinterest, though. In coordination with Board Booster Pinterest is working great for me. Buffer takes care of posts to Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, and Linked In.
Later used to be called Latergramme. They changed their name recently. It posts my Instagram pictures/posts. You can plan several posts in advance, but when it’s time to post them your phone (or in my case my iPad, which I prefer) it will send you a push notification to post. (I believe it’s that way with every Instagram program.) I used it last night for the first time and found it very useful. It took no time to set up the posts and as long as I had my iPad close, I just had to push them through to post them.
I found the pink polish that I used for the background of this design in a box amongst my untried polishes. I have quite a few of untrieds and it’s great to find a surprise. I thought I had used all of my pink polish, but I found quite a few in a box by Jessica. It is a yummy, candy pink.
I saw a design on Pinterest that used a similar method of dotting and it got me thinking about this design. I changed up the colors and used pink because, of course, it is my favorite.
I used acrylic paint for the dots because it dries faster and it is more opaque in most cases (at least for pastel colors).
Here is how it turned out:
Zoya Anchor Base Coat – http://amzn.to/1TbzleZ
Jessica Rumor Mill – http://amzn.to/29kB8BY
Americana Poodleskirt Pink – http://amzn.to/29gKYPF
Ceramcoat Gecko – http://amzn.to/29g2gMd
Americana Purple Cow – http://amzn.to/29g31Fc
Americana Baby Blue – http://amzn.to/29sJ5TL
Seche Vite Top Coat – http://amzn.to/1TbAkLW
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