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Beautify Your Digital Life with Photofy! #sponsored @Photofyapp

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by & filed under BubblrMedia, Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show, Product Reviews, sponsored

I love trying new apps! The ones that stick and become my favorite go to apps for daily tasks are the best. Here is one that I highly recommend. Photofy. It may not be new to you, but it is to me!

This is a sponsored post and I was given a pro account by Photofy to use for feedback purposes. Please see my disclosure for details on why I write articles like this on my blog. All the opinions are my own and I was not paid to write a review. I created all the photos used in this article myself using the app – in fact they will seem very self-serving because they are all my actual photos! I hope you find the content as fascinating as I do! (A little shameless plug never hurt anyone.)

Here is an example of a template I am using from Photofy. These are pre-loaded on my phone ready to pop up on Instagram every month!

I heard about Photofy a few months ago when I asked John Andrews if he would like to be a guest on my live show, Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz. He told me that he was so busy because he just took on this new role as CEO of an app called Photofy. I checked it out and it looked pretty cool, another graphics app that I could use on my phone to make memes. Awesome, right? I do that a lot. So, I told him I would love to talk to him about it on the show…and that is finally happening this weekend! I am so excited to announce my special guest is John Andrews! Many of you will remember him from Collective Bias. Please come and see it on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time – LIVE! on Facebook.com/BubblrMedia

Meanwhile, I have been using Photofy pretty often. I’m not sure yet if it will replace my other go to apps for graphics. I have two I use regularly for certain things and they serve me well. But I will say that I find myself using it more and more and I really like it for it’s quality, ease, and fresh looks. Also, Photofy provides a wide array of useful templates, photos, and phrases that can be easily applied to my own style. That makes what I do so much easier. And, obviously, making things easy is important to me – I have just used the word “easy” like ten times! (Okay, five. But still!)

Here is another thing I love about this app – it has a la carte pricing. You don’t have to pay anything to use it and there are a lot of cool built in features. But to unlock some awesome features it is only $1.99 one time! Then there are special packages you can add when and if you need them, and once you do, you always have access to those tools. You can build your arsenal of design tools as you go and as you grow with the app. I love that! I don’t always want all the capabilities up front, it’s too much to handle, I don’t end up using them, and I often throw in the towel. This allows me to explore the app, find what I need and add on what I want when I am ready. Super!

The Watermark – with the pro account you have the option of removing it. In many cases I leave it on. It is located prominently, like a badge and serves as a credit. It’s a great way to show partnership with the brand.

 

Here are the amazing features that Photofy has to offer – I find these very strong for a phone app:

ADJUST

Adjust your canvas’ aspect ratio to be square, portrait, landscape or specific photo sizes, and zoom in on your photo.

RATIO

Choose a an apsect ratio for your photo and crop away the parts you don’t want.

FILTERS

Enhance your photo with our many filters and take control of brightness, contrast, and saturation to get the perfect look for your photo.

INSTASQUARE

If you’re an instagram lover, use instasquare to get it to the square shape.

LIGHT FX

Use the light effects to get your photo the lighting it needs.

MIRROR

Use the mirror tool to create different reflections of your image.

PHOTO BLUR

Blur part of your photo to emphasize an object in the photo.

SHARPEN

Clean up the edges and give your image a cleaner look with the sharpen tool.

Now that I have been using Photofy for awhile and see how valuable it is for me and for my business, I am ready to try all the capabilities of the pro account. The pro account is a monthly fee of $10.99 which is pretty standard as apps go.

Pro Features – this is great for businesses and really has the digital marketer at heart:

Photofy Business – App Features

Create your own or get assets tailored specifically to your business to enhance your brand and message across all social media platforms by the Photofy design team.

Pro Backgrounds allow you to preload stock photos to provide a strong starting point to create beautiful photos representative of your business. This feature is available starting with the Pro Basic subscription level, and the number of stock photos you can store scales with the larger plans.

Let the Photofy Design Team create custom templates based on your style guide for you to streamline the creation of branded posts. They will design the layout, all you need to do is add photos and adjust the text. No need to think about fonts or layouts – just create.

Easy reposting of a predesigned image and text. Corporate design and marketing teams can create the perfect post and allow subscribers to share in seconds.

Show off your brand and streamline content creation with a white labeled user workflow and customized feature set.

 

The stock photos on Photofy are stunning and they are available on the basic account @photofyapp

I’ll be sharing much more about Photofy in the weeks to come, and you can find out more about it and Photofy’s CEO, John Andrews on my Live show, Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on Saturday, February 17th at 8:30 PM Pacific on Facebook.com/BubblrMedia

Connect with John Andrews on Twitter @Katadhin

Follow Photofy on Twitter and Instagram @photofyapp

Download the app! 

Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz Recap Sept 2 with @ChristineBarger @aiaddysonzhang @chevd80 @MizMelizLA

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show

I’m back! As they say in Hollywood, I am back in full swing. Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz is on every Saturday night and we started a new season of episodes over the three day weekend. My guests were Ai Zhang and Cheval John, who I met through Madalyn Sklar on Twitter and the amazing Puppet Girl – Christine Barger, who I met at the Live.Me birthday party earlier this year. It was an amazing show! Cheval lives in Houston and he joined us live from the streets of the downtown area. He gave his report on the state of the human condition in the area from his personal perspective. We talked about ways we can use social media and the power of influence to help people in need. Ai talked about social media influence as well and how her work as a college professor has changed her outlook on the global community. Christine shared her experiences as an actress in Hollywood and how she and her puppet friends have used entertainment to lift the spirits of the victims of recent tragedies as well as to raise funds to help them. It was a wonderful show and I enjoyed getting to know my new friends. I hope you enjoy watching this episode and take the time to connect with each of them as well!

Join me next week on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on September 9th at BubblrMedia on Facebook Live – my guests will be Professor Nez and Cathy Wassell. Coming soon…The Tweeting Goddess, Samantha Kelly and my co-host Cindy Harrsion will be back! I hope to see you at the Bubblr!

Happy Birthday to Me! Live.Me Actually @OPStandoff @sofiedossi @streamLiveme @BubblrMedia

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show, Live Performances

Sometimes the stars align and I am in the right place at the right time! There may be hope for me yet, perhaps I won’t ALWAYS be A Day Late and a Dollar Short! In fact, life has been pretty good lately and it seems I have been doing a lot of cool things. I don’t believe in luck. I also believe my stars have always been lined up just right. The fact is, I am ready for this. It is my year to rock this – My Year in Bloom! I am my happiest, healthiest, and best self – so that means I get to do the things I love doing!

I present to you one of those things. Celebrations. 

Happy Birthday Live.Me!

LOS ANGELESMay 3, 2017  — Live.me, the live broadcasting app, celebrated it’s one year anniversary with an award celebration in a swanky Bel-Air mansion on Saturday April 29th in Los Angeles. Hundreds of Live.me broadcasters were in attendance at the invite-only event which also included appearances by recording artist Kesha, FaZe Banks, FaZe Nikans, RiceGum, Macy KateDiego Navarette(Diegosaurs), Nick BeanSam and Rosa PottorffAndrew Fontenot, and dozens of other social media stars.

“Good News!”

The highlight of the event for me was seeing this great Los Angeles band, Ocean Park Standoff. The lead singers may seem familiar to you because they have been in the headlines in recent years and are now in the hottest new band making their rounds on TV shows. They performed on NBCs Live Today  on February 22nd and on May 2nd on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden. Soon they will be on my show! I interviewed them for Bubblr Media and will show you the video exclusively on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz!

photo copyright Melissa Reyes for MizMeliz.com April 29 2017

Ocean Park Standoff Perform at the Live.Me Birthday Bash

Ocean Park Standoff, the latest need-to-know LA pop rock band led by Ethan ThompsonSamantha Ronson, and Pete Nappi, performed a handful of songs live, including the hit single “Good News.

Touring this summer with a few of my favorite bands, Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups, Ocean Park Standoff is taking flight! Super stardom is in the works as the band’s new EP is being released this week. It will definitely be my favorite music to take me into the summer months!!

Ethan Thompson looked so familiar to me and I realized when I met him that it was from watching him on American Idol in 2014. He sang his original songs on Idol and has always been known for writing songs with a positive message. (Yeah, my kind of guy!)  DJ/Singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson is a well-known musician on the Hollywood scene known for her video and music talent along with her brother Mark Ronson.  Pete Nappi, the band’s producer and drummer is best known as a writer, producer, composer and artist who specializes in pop writing/production and film scoring. (Is that all?)

Read more about the band in this awesome interview: on PaperMag

On Target!

Contortionist and America’s Got Talent finalist Sofi Dossi performed a routine which included shooting a bow and arrow using only her feet.  @sofiedossi

photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Sofie Dossi’s breathtaking performance at the Live.Me Birthday Party

I was floored by the amazing performance by Sofie Dossi! She is self taught! Can you believe that? Well, you wouldn’t believe it if you saw what she did on that stage! I will show you the video on my show so be sure to check it out on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on BubbrMedia! 

Live.me has celebrated many successes in its first year, including becoming the highest grossing live broadcasting app in the US, recognized a handful of broadcasters for achieving various milestones throughout the year. The list of winners includes:

  • Queen of Hearts Award: SavageWinter – 1337 [Most hearts received in a single broadcast with 3,977,141 hearts]
  • Rainmaker Award: Ice King [Sent the most gifts with 44.2M coins]
  • Lit Marathon Award: Gharet Starke [Longest consecutive stream at 154 hours]
  • Class Act Award: TurnUpKing [The highest Broadcaster Class Level/Experience]
  • Time Well Spent Award: Ashcatash [Broadcasted the most hours with 1,675.6]
  • Social Butterfly Award: Collins Key [Most shares in a single broadcast with 9,879 shares]
  • Tubefilter Chart Topper Award: TheRealKatherinRojas [Has appeared highest the most weeks on the Tubefilter rankings and ranked highest]
  • Diamonds Are Forever AwardKristina Plisko [Has received the most diamonds with 44.1 diamonds]
  • Follow Me AwardRoman Atwood [Most followers with 5.53M fans]
  • Live.me Star Award: SammieFreakingFirth [Person cumulatively appearing highest across all 3 in-app charts (diamonds, gifter, trending)]
photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Khudor Annous announcing the awards and introducing the Live.Me super stars!

“A year ago, it was hard to imagine Live.me would break through in the way it has, but it’s a testament to our strong community of live broadcasters and how much the live video format has been embraced by all types of creators,” said Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing & Partnerships for Live.me. “We’ve got some exciting surprises in store for this next year and big plans to continue to reshape the future of mobile broadcasting.”

The party included sponsors Heineken and Hint Water, and music by DJ William Lifestyle, co-founder of the charity HashtagLunchbag. To recap the first year of activities and broadcasters, a brand new video was debuted and can be seen on Live.me‘s YouTube page:

About Live.me 
Live.me is the fastest and highest grossing live broadcasting platform in the U.S. The app has been downloaded by more than 21 million people, including creators of all formats and interests, to connect with others and earn virtual goods that can be exchanged for prizes, rewards, and cash. More than 200,000 hours of live video are broadcast daily on Live.me.

 
Shout out and a Special Thanks to my friends Kristy Gillentine @KrisGillentine  and Chris Strub @ChrisStrub   for introducing me to Live.Me and to Andrea Slaydon of Drive West Communications for providing all the information I needed to make this blog post awesome! Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, all opinions are my own, and I was sent an invitation to attend the party as a guest. For more details on why I post articles like this here on my blog, please read my full Disclosure. Thanks!

Tonight Rob Lowe on @LastNightShow with Miz Meliz WEEK NIGHTS @BubblrMedia #HowtobeaLatinLover #SeeYOUattheBubblr #InstaMizMeliz

Posted on April 27th, 2017 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, I Love My LIfe, Interview, Last Night's Show

How to be a Latin Lover

opens this weekend!

See a cute MizMeliz Promo Video Here

Disclosure – I was invited to see a screening and attend the press event for How to be a Latin Lover by 42West. I was not paid and I was not required to review or promote the film. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure for more details on why I post articles like this.

In this riches to rags comedy, an aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is kicked to the curb by his 80-year-old millionaire wife, forcing him to move in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her young son. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, he attempts to reignite his powers as a Latin Lover and win over the wealthy widowed grandmother (Raquel Welch) of his nephew’s school crush.

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER also stars Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, Michael Cera, and Raphael Alejandro.  Pantelion Films will release HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER on Friday, April 28th.

Yes, Rob Lowe really is that DREAMY in person!

So, I have been doing this thing on Facebook lately and I am having a blast.

Every week night at 8 pm (Pacific – I’m a West Coast Girl!) I get online and “Go Live” on Facebook and do a show. It’s a real “late night” kind of comedy/talk show. For reals.

I just joined a Network called Bubblr Media. It’s a TV channel on Facebook. It’s the first of it’s kind. There are a few of us live-streamers who are already doing regular shows there, but in time there will be non-stop programming. You can watch BubblrMedia on Facebook 24/7 and see all kinds of amazing shows produced by people from all over the world. Some like me, who are passionate about meeting people and talking about positive things. Some about education, health, art, travel, humor, music…so many topics!

I hope to see you there, it’s called “Bubblr” because a “bubbler” is like a water cooler – a place to hang out and talk, shoot the breeze, get information, take a break from routine, and see your friends. My shows are like that. Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz is a fun time – 30 minutes to hang out with me, my best friend, my husband and kids – – and show off our talents and laugh! There will be a lot of laughing!

Tonight on the show I will be sharing about my experience at a press junket for the film, How to be a Latin Lover. I have some video of me with Rob Lowe and with Raphael Alejandro – two of the actors in the film – that I will play during the show. (It was such a thrill to get to do this!! I still can’t believe it!)

I’ll give my review of the movie on air and tell you more about it. How to be a Latin Lover opens in wide release tomorrow night, April 28th in theaters across America.

Raphael Alejandro is a sweetheart soon to be heart-breaker!

 

International Woman of Speed and Intrigue Joins Dynamic Off-Road Racing @dynamicOR

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by & filed under Connecting People, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview, Last Night's Show

Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2017 – Dynamic Off-road Racing announced that it has entered into an agreement with Christine “GZ” Giampaoli Zonca, a well-established Italian Rally driver based in Barcelona, Spain, to be its new lead driver. She will be driving the newly added CAN-AM X3 highly modified UTV.

 Check out her website at Gazoline Motorsport!

Originally hailing from Italy, born in India, and living in the Canary Islands, GZ has finished her studies in Motorsport Engineering in the United Kingdom (Birmingham), opened her own mechanic workshop and finally turned over completely her life to race in Spain; CGZ competed, and won, in 2016 the Spanish Rally Gravel Championship, a few races of the Spanish Tarmac Championship and one race of the World Rally Championship (WRC RallyRACC), and was the first ever driver on a female-only team to finish a WRC race.

 

“ChristineGZ and her Co-driver Luy Galan, have the unique skills of transitioning to UTV class from Rally racing in Europe. Her co-driver, unlike Christine, has racing in the DNA; All family members compete in Rally and have always raised this passion with extreme significance.

 Follow Luy Galan on Instagram!

“We are exceptionally thrilled to have Christine and Luy showcasing their talents in the upcoming UTV World Championship April 13-15 in Nevada. In addition to the Best in the Desert Series, Christine will be driving the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 for Dynamic Off-road Racing,” says Paul Kraus team Co-Owner.

 

Dynamic Off-Road Racing (DYOR) races CAN-AM Turbo 1000 Mavericks, CAN-AM X3s and will have a rider on the KTM 450 in Vegas to Reno.

For more information on these and other team developments, please contact Paul Kraus at 310-691-9098 or email at dorrmedia@gmail.com

Instagram: @DynamicRacing

Facebook: Dynamic Offroad Racing

Twitter: @DynamicOR 

We hope to see Christine and Luy and all the members of the Dynamic Offroad Racing Team on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz, coming soon on BubblrMedia!