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    Strong, Single and Human



    with amazing host CLAIRE MARTIN!

    Claire is the host of this amazing “Uniquely real podcast dedicated to all the single parents out in the world navigating through the craziness of raising children alone”

    Claire Martin is the founder and host of

    Strong, Single and Human Podcast – a podcast where she has a real look at single parenting.

    She discusses the ups and downs and how to navigate life with kids on your own while keeping sane.

    The podcast number 1 goal is to help and give hope to single parents that while its hard going solo it doesn’t mean you have to give up your dreams and can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

    In addition to talking with single parents we also talk to experts, associations, charities, and anyone who can help single parents navigate the challenges of bringing up their children solo.

    She covers heavy subjects such as attending court, domestic violence through to lighter ones on starting new businesses, fussy eaters and solo dating.

    About the show

    No matter how people have become a single parent, it is the hardest thing you will ever do. 

    We talk about the real side of single parenting with all its impacts, worries and issues, 

    No parent is perfect we are all trying our best.

    Here is for the go getters: I want to travel the world 🌎 oh sorry no money 💰 well I did it anyway 🥂 I want to be a model 📸 you can’t you are too short 😕 Well I did it 😘 I want to learn many languages 😊 well we cannot pay your courses they are too expensive 💴 well I did it 🥰 I want to be an interpreter 🇧🇷 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇪🇸🇫🇷 Too hard others said 😕 well I did it ☺️ Helped many in London from hospitals 🏥 to prisons 😍 I want to be a dancer 💃 do you know how many actually make it ? 😟 Well I did from Brazil to Australia I danced on stages 💃 in functions and parties 🎊 as a professional dancer 💃 I want to be a writer 🙂 What? You are a dreamer 💫 Well I did it 🤩 If you listen to others you will never do anything you will never be yourself 🙂 Never ever believe in other people’s opinions 🥰 when people say you cannot 😒 do it anyway 😘And don’t even bother proving anyone wrong 😑 prove yourself right because after all it was never about them anyway 😉

    My latest podcast with @strong_single_and_human 💜 is about FACING CHALLENGES and OVERCOMING CHALLENGES 💜 ACCOMPLISHING 💕 Link in Bio 💜 Happy weekend to you 💗 Much love ❤️ #facingchallenges #overcomingchallenges #followingdreams #achivinggoals #podcast #podcastlife #podcastshow #podcastlife #podcasting #podcastersofinstagram #reallife #realtalk #realliferealtalk #accomplishinggoals #accomplishingdreams #gogetters

    Thank you so much for being here!

    Wishing you a wonderful safe happy day!

    Much Love,

    Cris Santos

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    Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

    AAFW was a tremendous success. After so much expectation and lock downs, we had a brief break from Covid as cases and pandemic were controlled. So the tickets were booked to go from the peaceful Gold Coast in Queensland Australia to the lively Sydney in New South Wales.

    No new cases, no community transmissions and the doors of the fashion world was reopened to celebrate the art of dressing up.

    I was invited by Afterpay and several designers to be present at the shows, however my reluctant and still fearful self hesitated to see all of them as things can change drastically in a few hours.

    With that in mind I decided to go to Sydney for a 24 h trip, one night and two days gave me the possibility to watch a few designers and check designers and labels exhibitions.

    So here I bring to you Afterpay Australian Fashion Week. Enjoy!

    Labels showcased in video:

    Rumer and The Indigenous Fashion Projects.

    Welcome to the Future of Fashion!

    Have a wonderful July!

    Cris Santos

    #aafw #afterpayaustralianfashionweek

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    XL 10 Minute Leaders: Cris Santos

    I would love to present to you today an amazing interview with XL Podcast from Singapore.

    In this episode we talk about:

    Start Ups

    The Influencer / Brand Ambassador Business

    Online Business

    I hope you find it useful and if you like this podcast please do give us a Thumbs Up and leave a comment on the XL Podcast YouTube Chanel and below.

    For more info on the topics above please check out my Blog Academy

    Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

    Much love

    Cris Santos

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    Learn How To Grow Your Instagram and The Artist Entrepreneur Club

    Last week I was interviewed by Gavriella Abekassis from Learn how to sell art online (@gavriella.sell.your.art.online) • Instagram photos and videos

    We talked about on HOW TO GROW YOUR INSTAGRAM as I have written a book about this topic. You can find my book HERE

    You can listen to the Interview HERE

    Let me introduce to you Gavriella and her amazing work:

    About why I created the Artist Entrepreneur Club:

    That’s me, behind the scenes of The Artist Entrepreneur Club!

    My mission is to give artists the marketing and sales training they are lacking, so they can make a living by selling art independently, without waiting for galleries to give them opportunities.

    I created the Artist Entrepreneur Club in May 2020, after having worked in galleries and assisted artists for 5 years.

    While in galleries, I worked in sales, marketing, artist liaison, museums and institutions liaison, shipping and packing artworks, putting exhibitions together, event and office management, art performance and installation research, accountancy as well as (too?) many other administrative tasks.

    While gaining experience in art galleries, I realized that most visitors in galleries, are artists who were trying to enter the community of art galleries, because they were told it’s the only way to sell.

    I am what we could call “self-taught” in online marketing and sales. Truth is, I’ve learned directly from several six and seven figure business owners.

    I’ve always loved both Art and entrepreneurship. The Artist Entrepreneur Club was the perfect way for me to combine both fields, which I now understand, have so many points in common.

    I have now helped more than 95 artists grow their online marketing and sales, as I know what are the important points an artist entrepreneur should nail if they want to grow their business consistently.

    Want to learn more about my advice and experience? You can find me and write to me every day in the Artist Entrepreneur Club!

    About what the Artist Entrepreneur Club is:

    Joining the Artist Entrepreneur Club means enjoying many features – and more to come, so you can find the right format for you to learn how to sell art more efficiently, and implement the training:

    Every month we work on a different business theme, organized in three to four weekly challenges, so you can implement the training in your business instantly and grow your business alongside the teaching in the club.

    We also welcome a business guest speaker every week who can teach to us and share their expertise with us.

     All of these sessions are happening live on zoom, and if you cannot attend the recordings are always available in our slack group, where our community lives!

    Talking about community, the Artist Entrepreneur Club also is a dynamic community of artists to whom you can ask every question, even the ones that are taboos in the visual art industry, and exchange with about your experiences as an artist selling art online. And yes, we do use the word money often in the club!

    Finally, at the end of each month, we review your progress in the Artist Entrepreneur Club. During our monthly review session, we will discuss how the previous month went for you, the progress you made, and your plans for the following month.

    Gavriella Abekassis
    The Artist Entrepreneur Club

    Email: ootcube@gmail.com Artist Entrepreneur Club: https://artistentrepreneur.club/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavriella.sell.your.art.online/

    Please do check out all links above and Gavriella amazing work. What she is doing for Art and Artists is exceptional and much needed.

    Much Love.

    Cris Santos

    Please find more interviews HERE

    Disclaimer: Collaboration

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    Join Lunabluegirl Tribe – Become an Affiliate

    Happy New Week!

    Lunabluegirl is searching for Influencers to join our Affiliate Program.

    Register to Lunabluegirl Affiliate Program

    Follow Instagram @lunablue_girl

    You will receive a personalized link once you register so please make sure to share the link to your followers in your social media platforms.

    Please note: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because this is how YOU WILL GET PAID!

    You will receive 10% commission on every item you sell

    Receive $50 in store credit to get items of your choice for every 5 items you sell with your personalized link.


    Please always add permanent links to Lunabluegirl and or Instagram @lunablue_girl in your posts and add a positive review to link below when receiving an item here


    Focus on the POSITIVE only!

    Feel Free to Post as many times as you wish. The more sales you make the more you will get paid.

    We would love the posts and blog articles to be professional, Boho, free spirit, fun.


    Please do not make any negative comment of the store or items.

    Please no obscene posts!

    We are looking forward to having you in our Tribe!


    PS. This is a small business and if you would like to support a new small business this is a great opportunity! Thanking you all in advance your support means the world to me!

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    Why You Should Consider Moving to a Big City

    There’s been a push for people to move back into cities recently.  We want to feel connected and close to each other, and nothing says close, quite like over a million people living within two miles of you.  Here are some of the best reasons to move to any city and make it your own.

    More to Do

    Cities are overflowing with opportunity and chance.  Turning down a different street than usual can invite you into restaurants and shops you’ve never heard of, and a chance encounter could have you at a club you wouldn’t find otherwise.  There’s always something new and thrilling to do in the city, and unless you’re a stickler for fine dining, most of it is inexpensive!  Why go to the same bar you’ve gone to since your early twenties when you can party at a new hot spot every night?

    More People to Meet

    If you’ve been feeling isolated or cut off from people in a spaced-out suburb or rural area, a city may feel like culture shock.  Not only are there more people per capita, but they’re also all a lot more close and personal.  This can take some time to adjust to and might not be for everyone, but it’s an excellent way for you to meet new people whenever you want to.  You won’t have to worry about being lonely as long as you put in some effort to get out there.

    Fewer Allergies

    Many don’t consider when they’re looking at Calgary homes for sale because moving into a city can cut you off from pollen and other allergens.  This cleanse doesn’t mean you’re free from all allergies; if you have a dust or pet allergy, it could worsen in the city: but seasonal allergies will be over for you.  This problem may sound small to some, but for those who have to sneeze for two to six weeks out of the year because of ragweed pollen, or even grass pollen, this can be a much-needed release of sinus pressure.

    More Chances for Career Advancements

    If you feel like you’ve been stuck at the same point in your career for the last couple of years, it may be time to consider advancing and changing it up.  Larger cities mean more firms, companies, or clients who are willing to hire you for what you do or more.  Bigger cities see more employment competition, which means jobs will reward those who stay with them longer more readily. An excellent job in a large city is more likely to have upward mobility than working for a smaller one in the suburbs.

    More Ways to Make Money

    If you don’t like to get tied down to one company or contract, you can be a free agent in the city!  Not only are more people available to be clients, but there are also way more ways to make money in the town.  Some full-time work jobs traveling between people’s apartments and watering their plants, while others invent jobs as they go and make a killing at it.  There’s a demand for almost everything in larger cities, which means anyone can make bank.

    I love living in bigger cities for all the above reasons and much more. How about you? So let me know your thoughts below.

    Wishing you a great day!

    Much love

    Cris Santos

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    The Power of Social Sales – Becoming a Brand Ambassador

    From the passion for creation to creating dreamy content and to showcasing your creations – These are some of the steps of the life of a Content Creator or Brand Ambassador.

    Sharing what we love and what we believe in with friends is the best and most rewarding way to share a product and or a service. Let’s be honest, the human being comes from a place where we need to share our experiences because it is normal to share life. What Social Media has done to this common behaviour was to break barriers and allow communication and life participation through creating a space where all of us can share with like minded people also known as Tribes. We can now share our content through pictures and communicate across continents without words.

    Delivering content and honest reviews can transform your word of mouth into a very valuable information.

    In the past, big marketing companies held the power in the world of advertising. Now Influencers and bloggers have stepped in and proved to be more than amazing marketers we are also models, photographers, writers, reviewers, and so much more.

    What brands have realised is that we Bloggers and Influencers are not only incredible multitaskers, but also because we have to protect our names and integrity, and in order to do that, we must be reliable on what we say, sell and or show. So we changed the world of advertisement.

    We have stepped into the world of advertising and created our own amazing advertising platforms such as our Blog websites, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, etc… into places where people who love us, love what we do and love what we stand for can resonate with us. What we believe and share can turn visitors into loyal followers who trust us, so we will do whatever it takes to keep the trust strong and the following growing.

    The way we advertise goes beyond a pretty face on TV telling others what to buy, well Influencers and Bloggers actually try the products, visit hotels and locations to give their loyal followers accurate review of their own experience. We photograph amazing shots, we also edit our images, create videos and many of us edit them too. The work behind the images is not fully disclosed as there is a lot of work that can take weeks for one campaign.


    Finding your niche is a good way to get started so you can channel all your content in that niche and it is easy to create content you love based on your passion.

    A good example of niche is this article on


    However, you can also have a broader approach like me as a Lifestyle Influencer and Blogger which gives you an opportunity to work with several brands like Beauty, Travel, Fashion, Health and so on.

    So, are you ready to become the next Influencer? New creators are born every day from the magical world of imagination and art. The Influencer World is waiting for you to add more sparkle and more magic into the world of Creators and Social Sales.

    If you are ready – WELCOME TO THE TRIBE OF CREATORS.

    Disclaimer: Sponsored Content – Although this article was sponsored, the views and opinions expressed on this post are purely my own.

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    Life as a Multidimensional Creative Person

    I have been involved in the arts’ world since I was very little. In fact my first memories are related to arts. I fell in love with the camera and fashion at the age of 4. A few years later I fell in  love with literature. By the age of 7, I started writing poems because this was the very first genre I loved. Then my love story with all forms of art began. It led me to pursue acting and dance also.

    It all evolved from a passion to a career path. At first I found myself in front of cameras and years later I found myself behind the camera. A few years ago, I wanted to prepare a book trailer for a novel I wrote

    One Way Trip by Cris A Santos

    It was very expensive to have it done professionally, so I decided to take the pictures myself. These were my very first landscape images, below you can watch the trailer and see how far I have come when it comes to photography. Most of my work can be seen on my Instagram HERE


    Find all my BOOKS HERE

    This made me realise that behind the lens there was a world that I have not discovered yet. My fascination by photography behind the camera started then.

    The next step was to add all my images to Instagram, an app that has connected the whole world through visual arts. There I found my chosen family. Instagram introduced me to people like me. I now connect with artists from all over the world. I feel like I have found my tribe, I feel understood and appreciated. The support I receive is my fuel.

    Two of my dearest friends invited me to be a guest on the Thought Row Podcast  where they host an incredible Podcast and give voices to so many artists and creative thinkers around the world. This project in my view is very important as I believe Artists and Art need more exposure and more support. So they did it! 

    I would love to invite you to join Rod Jones, Inci Jones and I at the Thought Row Podcast where I was invited to talk about my life as a multidimensional creative person. You can listen to our conversation right now HERE

    This podcast was created for everyone because we are all creative beings. So please Subscribe and do not miss incredible interviews with artists around the world SUBSCRIBE HERE

    I hope you enjoy.

    Let me introduce to you the hosts of the Thought Row Podcast.

    Meet the hosts: 

    Rod and Inci Jones

    Rod Jones is an artist and writer from California who paints in a very authentic way, he started painting 15 years ago and now has a collection of amazing abstract art, where forms and colours come together in harmony and continuity. Rod is also an incredible creative writer. Explore the world of colour and creativity of Rod Jones Artist HERE

    Inci Jones – Artist and writer from California. Her work is very interesting and captivating. Inci is a cancer survival who also writes amazing stories shining light in many ways into people’s lives. Her paintings come together as an incredible collection of beauty and colours. Find her work HERE

    Wishing you all an amazing creative March!

    Sending you love and light your way!

    Cris Santos

    Shop my Style: www.Lunabluegirl.com

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    Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

    Entering 2021 opening the doors of the 5 Star Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort located in the centre of the glamorous Sanctuary Cove.

    The Resort facilities offer a variety of activities and amenities for the whole family to enjoy. I will start with the view of the Beach Lagoon Pool, an incredible swimming pool with different levels of depth and a beautiful blue colour to capture your attention as soon as you get a glimpse of it.

    In the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort you will be surrounded by 4.2 hectares of divine green luscious gardens.

    Keep an eye to the wildlife as it is not rare to see kangaroos, birds and other wild visitors and residents. I came across a kangaroo in the early hours of the morning on my way to breakfast. It was amazing.

    Cove Cafe where the most incredible breakfast is served offers gourmet meals that will keep you coming back and you can be assured that the breakfast will keep you satisfied for several hours. The beautiful people working at this cafe are an absolute delight. My family and I were received with a big smile and we were looked after so well by all. It was a first class service.

    Make sure to explore the hotel as it has so much to offer, go for long walks on the pathway to The Marine, play golf, visit Sanctuary Cove where you will experience incredible dining and shopping experience. 

    At the Resort you will enjoy fine dining, cocktails, and High Coffee.

    Relax at the swing while contemplating the swimming pool view. A great way to recharge and unwind.

    Explore the resort, there is so much to see and do. Including 2 swimming pools, Spa, The Palms Golf Course, fine dining, long walks, wildlife spotting, Marina, Sanctuary Cove CBD, The Fireplace, The Verandah Bar, Cove Cafe, Fountain Terrace, Family Fun Zone, Adult’s Retreat, Planet Trekkers Kids Club, Phoenix Garden Lounge, 3 exclusive Garden Lounges and so much more to do and see.

    My experience at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort was 5 stars. I totally recommend it.

    Have a wonderful 2021. May all your dreams take flight and may this year be the beginning of a life of peace, happiness, health and achievements.

    Happy New Year.




    PhotosbyCris Magazine is a worldwide blog where locations, hotels, Residences and brands are featured by blogger, photographer and writer Cris A Santos.

    For collaboration inquiries please EMAIL me photosbycris@yahoo.com.au

    All opinions are my own. Always check websites for updates before visiting locations. Daily travel diary on Instagram @photosbycris.

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    My Beauty Morning Routine with Alchimie Forever of Switzerland

    Alchimie Forever of Switzerland is a Clean and Cruelty Free Beauty brand that I love!

    Alchimie Forever started when Dr.Luigi L. Polla a world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist created the brand with products that would heal children with conditions such as Port Wine Stains and Hemangiomas.

    The first product developed to help these children was Kantic® Brightening Moisture Mask

    Alchimie Forever offers a variety of products that can be used by all ages and also mom’s to be. With the guarantee of the safety, quality and efficiency in every Alchimie Forever of Switzerland product.

    Available now: Amazon Australia and Alchimie Forever of Switzerland Website 

    I would love to share with you my Anti-Aging Morning Beauty Routine:

    Step  1:  Use  the  Purifying  Facial  Cleanser  that cleanses  deeply,  defines  and  tightens  pores,  controls  shine  and  has  anti-aging  benefits.


    Step 2: I love use the Gentle Refining Scrub,  it exfoliates and brightens the skin. I love the texture, it feels so good as you exfoliates and the natural light natural scents in all the products are lovely. To me it works as an aroma therapy as I do all my beauty routines. Be it morning or evening. 


    Step 3: I use the Protective Day Cream  with UVA / UVB Broad Spectrum, it hydrates and it has anti-aging benefits. 


    Step 4: I use the Tightening Eye Contour Gel  It aliviates puffiness and under eye bags, minimize the look of fatigue and has amazing anti-aging benefits. Perfect for the mornings. 


    At night in my Evening Beauty Routine, instead of using the Protective Day Cream I use the

    Kantic+ Intrensely Nourishing Cream  for deep nourishment of the skin, and to increase and to restore skin radiance. It also has anti-aging benefits. 


    Once a week I use the Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask

    This amazing mask is rich in oxidants, you will find in this jar European Blueberries and Wild Pansies. This product brightens, nourishes, soothes and calms the skin. Also an Anti-Aging product.


    I also use the Rejuvenating Eye Balm which repairs the signs of skin aging, reduces the appearance of fine lines, lightens dark circles, alleviates puffiness, increases firmness and elasticity, and rejuvenates.


    It is so important to create time for yourself, to look after your skin and I believe creating routines is a great way to have a Me Time while feeling good and looking after yourself. Alchimie Forever of Switzerland believes in SELF CARE through SKIN CARE and I totally agree with it! Look after your skin, look after yourself. FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU!

    Much love, peace and light. 


    Cris Santos