one who exerts influence: a person who inspires or guides the actions of others
Chanel is your one-stop shop for all things beauty! From her flawless skin, to makeup tutorials and beauty hacks, sis knows what she’s doing and is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Here’s her story:
Tell me a little bit about yourself? How did you meet Bree?
I have a Masters of Social Work degree and I currently work as a clinical therapist in mental health. I am an R&B and makeup lover. I’m a Pisces, so I’m a very sweet and kindhearted person. People describe me as an introvert with extrovert qualities. I met Bree in college at Cal State Dominguez Hills, and we started to talk more through our mutual friend, Teresa.
What inspired you to start your blog? How long has it been up and running?
I have been watching makeup tutorials on Instagram and YouTube for years and I always so intrigued. Although I liked makeup, I never had the courage to actually post content onto social media, in fear of not being good enough. After talking with many friends and getting the encouragement to finally do so, I posted my first makeup picture on Instagram on August 17, 2018. I learned that I should pride in my work and if only one person liked my content, I would feel accomplished. I posted my first video on Instagram on September 9, 2018 and the love I received was unimaginable. I have been creating content since then and have worked with many makeup and skincare brands.
What is the main focus of your blog?
The main focus of my Instagram page is to display my makeup and skincare content. I love being able to show my creativity and expression through my makeup. I also enjoy promoting brands on my page in hopes of influencing others to try the products as well.
What do you hope your audience gains from your reading your content?
I hope my audience can learn more about me as a person through my content on Instagram. I want my audience to know that makeup is fun and a form of expression. I love being able to share different brands on my page and explaining how they can benefit the person that is reading my post.
What does influence mean to you?
In the beauty world, an influencer is someone who creates content related to skincare, hair care, and makeup. Being honest, someone with influence has the ability to reach a mass of people and their opinions on a specific product are trusted. Although I am not a mega influencer at the moment, I try to engage with my audience every chance I get. I only post a product on my Instagram page if I truly benefited from it. I want to remain honest with my audience at all times.
What words of encouragement would you give others who may want to start a blog?
Just do it! Don’t let your nerves get in the way of achieving your goal. You may be uncomfortable and feel vulnerable making your first post, but you will feel a sense of relief once you do so. Whether you reach one person or 100 people, your work matters!
What are your top 3 favorite blogs that you follow?
@naturalneiicey on Instagram and YouTube, her vlog channel is Being Neiicey
@lipstickncurls on Instagram and YouTube
@tiffanydarlyn on Instagram, Daily Davidsons on YouTube
Where can readers follow you for more information?
Follow my on Instagram @_iitschanel for amazing content 🙂