Real Vanity Girl: You Tube Guru Stephanie L.


This blue-eyed beauty out of New York created this video for her Black Lighted Vanity. Stay tuned for her “Real Vanity Girl Feature” and get to know her a little better. Apparently, we aren’t the only one watching because we got an email from Australia from someone who saw her video and wanted a Black Starlet like hers immediately. xo

Update – here’s our Real Vanity Girl interview with Stephanie L aka SMLx0 on YouTube.  Please excuse the different fonts.  This new blog format is a work in a progress .. 


How did you get started on YouTube?


I first started making videos about 2 years ago. I currently have around 75,000 subscribers. It’s amazing! I love it.  I got inspired to make videos because I loved watching them. It looked like fun so I figured I’d give it a try!


What advice would you give newbie YouTuber’s?


My advice to aspiring YouTuber’s would be to always be genuine, and try to interact with your viewers as much as you can. When you reply to comments or Tweets it shows that you care. I’ve been lucky enough to develop friendships with a lot of girls on YouTube. That’s probably my favorite aspect of it. 


How did you learn to make the type of videos that gets a subscriborship (is that a word)?  like yours?


I’m pretty much just self taught, and of course YouTube has taught me a lot as well. There’s so many talented people on YouTube!

What made you decide to invest in a vanity at this time? 

It was the perfect vanity for me because of the lighting! Lighting is so important for doing makeup as well as filming videos for my YouTube channel.

Why our vanities?


Vanity Girl vanities are unlike any vanities I’ve ever seen. They are beautiful and so glamourous. You can’t help but feel like a movie star every time you sit down to do your makeup. It makes it that much more fun. On top of being nice to look at, it’s also really sturdy and functional. I love that you can adjust the brightness of the lights so easily.


How did you hear about us? 


I first heard about them on YouTube. Kandee Johnson, one of my faves, did a video on one of the mirrors and ever since then I fell in love.


What beauty products are you loving right now?


I recently did a video on my must haves.. I have so many! But a few of my top favorites are Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.. always makes you look flawless! (NOTE:  THIS IS A FAVORITE OF CELEBRITY MUA @JPBEAUTY TOO); Nars Casino Bronzer because I love having that “sun-kissed glow”. Ardell False Lashes (NOTE:  ME TOO!) , the Urban Decay Naked palettes and Bonnebell Liplites in Strawberry Parfait. It’s SO cheap and the perfect baby pink gloss that anyone can afford.


Who is your favorite Vanity Girl?
I’d have to go with Marilyn Monroe.. She’s the epitome of Hollywood glamour!


What do you think makes someone beautiful, and what physical feature do you get complimented on the most?


In my opinion, beauty definitely comes from within. I think I have a great heart and care a lot about others. Looks will only get you so far in life. If you come across as caring, then it will only make you that much more beautiful. As far as appearance goes, my most complimented feature is my eyes. They’re blue but they can look gray or green depending on what I wear.


And her last words to me … 


Last but not least, thank you Maxine for being so kind! I admire your work ethic and hope to have my own business someday as well!


Thank you 🙂   Can’t wait to see what beauty biz you end up launching xoxo