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NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 2 ONLY
Last Thursday, social media expert Beverly Macy (author, host, educator, thought-leader extraordinaire) interviewed me on her Social Media and business radio show. My story was really about how I Followed My Dream … and created Vanity Girl Hollywood after getting laid off.
Now that we are five years in, I sometimes lose sight that this all started out of an idea I had during a cheer-up session at the Burke Williams spa here in West hollywood. They say that luck is where inspiration and perspiration intersect, right?
I was lucky – lucky that I had an angel investor who saw my track record, believed in me and respected my marketing chutzpah and put his talent and resources behind this fledgeling dream.
Lucky that I had friends and family who supported this dream, and helped me keep it alive when I didn’t think I could do it.
Lucky that Social Media was this free platform, where I could take my PR and Guerilla marketing tactics to the web and create a machine that would market 24/7, 365. (Big thanks to Alaia Williams for showing me how to blog and use Twitter!)
Lucky that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and YouTube gurus like Kandee Johnson would love this product, and choose to support another female entrepreneur.
And most of all, lucky that a girl named Crystal in Ohio bought that first vanity (only 2 days after I launched my eBay store and blog which I built myself!)and proved that there were THOUSANDS of girls out there who wanted a Backstage Hollywood moment of her very own. I LOVE and appreciate my Vanity Girls more than words could ever express.
Please take a listen. And if it inspires you to follow a dream – any dream – please share it here or of course – find me on Social Media.
Here’s another spotlight on a Pro Vanity Girl. Meet celebrity MUA Priscilla Ono, whom I met through Uber Blogger Kandee Johnson. Priscilla has beat the faces of glamour girls like Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Amber Rose and Iggy Azalea! Now you KNOW, those are some serious skills if they call on her to beat their face And I’ve seen more than one instance where Ms. Amber Rose has been named “Best Makeup” on a Red Carpet, just sayin’ …
Anyway, Ms. Priscilla has a Black Vanity Desk of her very own in her LA Makeup Loft. Here’s her video where she takes you through some of her daily things!
What she loves about her Broadway Desk .. or as she says in the video, “obsessed” 🙂
Make sure to watch the video to check out her video and her daily makeup must-have’s!
Vanity Girl was really proud to be honored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as an Economic Development leader.
Hany Haddad, Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who also served as a panelist, quoted, “We continue to seek new ways to strengthen the West Hollywood community through small business development and these five businesses are true examples of how small business supports communities economically.”
This hot new event seems to be taking the beauty industry by storm and two of our Industry Pro Vanity Girls will be there, blinging out their event booths with their Vanity Girl vanities.
Crystal of Paw Pallette (the beauty & brains behind that brand) will be at booth 410, and if you haven’t seen her paw pallettes, they are the CUTEST things ever.
And makeup instructor and MUA Janet of Allure Makeup Academy (who by the way, held one of the first Vanity Mixers) is launching a new makeup line and she will be in Booth #609.
If you drop by and visit – make sure to take a pic with the vanity and Instagram, Tweet or FB me! I LOVE getting those pics.
What about you? Will you be at the PHAME Expo? Do you still need to Bling out your Booth with one our Vanities? Get some …
I love this video from Irene repping the glam in Chicago. She is a newlywed, and shares openly and honestly about how important it is to carve out a space of your own when moving in with someone.
I think it’s amazing how she made such great use of relatively small closet space to create a totally efficient Vanity Space. But I have to say, her creative way to make a blowdryer holster (kind of like the ones we feature on our Broadway Desk) is simply genius.
Brains + Beauty = Vanity Girls 🙂
I love how our vanity mirrors have become these symbols of love for the glamour girls in your life. It’s 8:12 p.m. and I just logged into Instagram really quickly and there was @mizfab11 with a little snapshot of our Vanity Girl Hollywood box, gushing that it’s the #bestpresentever.
You KNOW I love these pics … yes, even the pics of the boxes. Glam Spot NJ even took a picture of the UPS truck, bringing the box. It just shows how much you appreciate what we do here in LA, and we want you to know we appreciate you taking the time to show us you care about us too!
via Facebook – Vanity Girl Hollywood @Beautifly Samantha
This Real Vanity Girl waited until her white office chair came in to share her photo with us via Facebook. I love the pink walls and her whimsical use of Betty Boop in the space. I often see Marilyn Monroe and Hello Kitty, but I think this is the first time I saw Betty!
Note her super organized plastic totes on her book shelves and a magnifying mirror on the desk. That’s great for “up-close” work like lashes and liner.
Click here to get a Black Table Top Vanity like hers!
A lot of people ask me how you become a Beauty Blogger or YouTube Guru and I found this interview I did with one of my faves – SMLx0 about a year ago, and I thought I’d share it.
I have loved watching her journey and we’re honored to be a part of her in-home studio.