Interview with Imani from MAKEUPBYIMANI's Blog

NAME: Imani
AGE: 19
LOCATION: California 

1. Mini Bio?
   I am a Sacramento based aspiring makeup artist. I have a passion and a natural knack for makeup and decided to turn a passion into a career. I am a full time student and also work as an electronics sales associate (Weird, huh?) I also intern with CollegeFashion. I'm mainly just a girl trying to turn her dreams into plans.

2. Where can we find you?
   http://www.youtube.com/user/MakeupByImani - My YouTube
   http://www.twitter.com/imanidmarie - Learn a lot about me and keep up with video and blog updates
   http://www.makeupbyimani.com - My Blog
   http://www.collegefashion.com- I do makeup tutorials every 2 weeks.

3. What inspired you to start blogging?
   I was inspired to blog mainly from reading blogs. But I wanted to create my own blog with my own ideas. I only hope to inspire people to take a step out there box and rock a lime green lid with just as much confidence as wearable makeup.

4. What types of posts can we find on your blog?
   My blog consists of 3 parts beauty 1 part fashion. I love fashion and enjoy talking about it from time to time, but my heart lies with beauty.

5. Did you start your YouTube channel or blog first and which one do you prefer more and why?
   I started them simultaneously because I wanted a place to do swatches and such. 

6. What are your 3 favorite makeup brands?
   I'm a MAC addict! But I also really love Wet N Wild and Urban Decay. If I could cheat and pick one more it would be NARS.

7. Is it difficult deciding on which posts should go on your blog or yt channel?
   It's difficult only trying not to sound repetitive. It's hard to create cutting edge videos and posts that haven't been done to death, but I manage. 

8. Have you experienced any negative aspects from being a blogger or youtube guru? If so, how do you handle them?
   Yes, I've had people say "Oh this video sucks" or "You're ugly" and I really don't care. I mean I have over 500 subscribers that give me wonderful feedback and the fact that a couple people think I'm ugly or that my videos suck doesn't really faze me.

9. Who are a few of your favorite YouTube Gurus and bloggers?
   I love Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere and Zephyr Basine of CollegeFashion, they are my favorite bloggers. As for YouTube, I have so many favorites but my top three would be: NikkieTutorials, DeziredBeauty, and Fashionista804.

10. Lastly, do you feel that blogging has changed your life in anyway?
  YES! Aha, it has so much. I really have become at lot more confident in my talents and have met so many wonderful people with such beautiful souls. I was able to get an internship mainly from showing my YouTube channel and blog. It'll be a year in December and it'll be such a blessing so far. I'm really excited to see how far this journey goes.

Thanks Imani for the Interview! I'm glad I found your blog, I'm also looking forward to watching more of your YouTube videos :)

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  1. Great post!! She seems really sweet :-)

  2. Thanks doll!!! She does seem sweet and she has a lot of great videos on YT


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