This is my new series where I will be interviewing makeup artists,hairstylists and beauty enthusiasts.
My first interview was with the beautiful Samantha Schuerman , with nearly 40,000 followers on her You Tube beauty channel and over 13,000 followers on her Daily Vlog channel I thought she would be the perfect interview for my series. She is not only gorgeous but she is also one of the sweetest girls I have gotten the honor to interview! Enjoy....
1. Do you have any tips for new mom's, on making time for themselves? You always look so put together in your videos, and find time to do your hair and makeup. Buy a swing!!!! That is the only way I get to take a shower, put my make up on and film my video..... if it weren't for that swing, I honestly don't know what I would have done all this time as far as trying to get dressed etc..... as soon as they fall asleep, get your booty in the shower and be as quick as you can, so that you can put your make up on, get dressed and feel presentable to the world, or at least to yourself :) Now once Mr. Phoenix can't fit in his swing anymore, well... let's just say I'm a little bit nervous about that situation! I might need to think of something else then :)
2.What or who inspires your makeup,hair or fashion? I honestly can't say that any particular person inspires me. I never really look at celebrity outfits or hair and think..... "yah I'm going to do that".... I kinda just do what I want. I don't really have any rules. Just whatever I feel like that day! I usually just look at the colors I'm wearing and do my make up based on that. I get dressed based on what the weather is like and how comfy I want to be that day :) Usually if I have to do laundry that day, it won't be such a snazzy outfit ;)
3.Is there a celebrity that you would like to steal their look? Maybe their hairstyle,wardrobe. or even just their lifestyle? I would totally steal Kim Kardashian's clothes and make up..... I think she always looks flawless! As far as hair goes...... hmm thats a tough one, anything long and blonde and luscious ;)
4.Is there a celebrity that you would like to do a makeover on? Who and why? That would HAVE to be Britney Spears!!! I love Britney, I think she's fabulous but her hair just needs to be free of those extensions. Just let it grow out gracefully you know what I sayin???? I would just love to sit her down and do her hair and make up and have a nice little girly chat ;) I feel like we could be friends :)
5.Do you have a Holy Grail makeup item? Holy Grail Beauty item (lotion,perfume,hair product) It would have to be Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, the regular version and the Light version. Its the only foundation that makes my skin look flawless and doesn't break me out. It lasts all day, controls oil and makes it look like you have perfect skin, when you don't at all..... the only thing I would change, would be that its more photo friendly with flash. Nobody wants to look like a vampire face!
6.Is there a beauty trend that you just don't understand or you will never follow? I really can't think of anything specific... I don't really follow the trends very much. I wouldn't consider myself "up with the latest fashion trends" I have to say I really am not a fan of the whole massive eyebrow thing that was going on with some of the models in the magazine ads, its just not for me. Partly because I have none, so I actually can't have big eyebrows but I just don't like the way it looks.
7.Is there something you could tell us about yourself that might surprise us or that we might not know just from your videos/blog? That is a super hard question seeing as I just did my Imperfect Life Tag that pretty much spilled the beans about my life story. But I will give you another one..... it's nothing too secretive or exciting but it's something :) I am super afraid of drowning. I almost drowned when I was about 5. I had swimming lessons at my school. I always had 2 floaty boards but that day my teacher (she was totally an evil freaknuts) only let me have one. I kept saying I need two, I was too scared..... she told me I had to use only one. It was super slippery from being wet and I was in the deep end and I slipped off of the board and down I went. I remember just falling backwards into the water looking up hoping someone would come.... it seemed like forever but finally the teacher jumped in with all of her clothes on and pulled me out. I'm sure it wasn't that long but I felt like I was under the water for so long and it's still fresh in my mind like it was yesterday! To this day I am super nervous in the water, I hate swimming in the ocean and I get very panicky in big bodies of water where I can't see my feet. If it's really deep or dark. So I would say it scarred me for life! Now you know something, you didn't know ;)
8.Tell us a little bit about your background in the beauty field. When and where did your experience start?(when you knew you wanted to be hairstylist/makeup artist,schooling,experience,etc.) I've always been interested in make up and hair. When I was little my Mom was a Beauti Control Consultant and she would have lots of women over at our house having the "make up parties" and she would always let me sit with them and play with the make up. Whenever she went out to dinner or an event I would help her put her rollers in her hair and help her pick out her jewelry and clothes :) She used to put make up on me and let me practice on her. SO that's when my love for it truly began. As far as getting into it professionally, I started in highschool. At the time, my boyfriends Mom was a hair stylist and owned a salon. I used to go to the salon after work and hang out ( I had no friends) and I would ask if I could sweep hair or just watch them doing their clients. I went there almost everyday after school for an hour or 2. One day she said I should go to beauty school. So I said ok :) I apprenticed at her salon for 2 years while I went to beauty school as well. It was hard work and a lot more difficult that I expected. Those 2 years felt like a life time but when I finally got my license, it was the best feeling ever :) I passed my state board exam on my Mom's birthday, she would have been 46 I think. I think she helped me pass because I was so nervous that I accidently swore in the middle of my practical and it was super loud and everyone stopped what they were doing and stared at me :( SO I though I failed for sure. BUT I PASSED!!! YAY :)
9.Can you tell us what music you like to listen to when your getting ready?What musician or songs you enjoy listening to when your doing hair and makeup for yourself or someone else? I never actually listen to music when I get ready anymore, but when I was younger it would be the latest pop music ;) I love Britney, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Eminem (i'm a MAJOR fan).... I also really love Kate Bush, she's my all time favorite!!! I used to listen to her with my Mom when I was little ;)
10.Do you have any advice for anyone who is interested in starting a beauty youtube channel? Stay true to who you are. Do what you want to do, don't make videos to try and get popular, or what you think will get the most views. Do what makes you happy or you have fun doing. Be yourself. If you are quirky, that's who you are. A lot of beauty guru's videos are very professional, that may be their personality's... but don't try to be like someone else. People will see though it and would prefer it if they could see the real you and not what you are trying to be ;) Have fun, make friends and learn some tips along the way. Everyone can learn something. There is not one person on you tube, or even in the world that knows everything there is to know about their interest or career, so remember that :) Also nobody is better than you, they may know more or may have better make up or nicer clothes or more money than you have but don't let that stop you from making videos about whatever you want to make them about :) ANd try not to let the haters get to you. It will happen eventually, you will get a pooish comment ;( BUt try to ignore it and carry on like it was never there.... it's hard but don't let it discourage you!
I want to say thanks again to Sam for taking the time to do this interview with me. If you don't already know who she is please take the time to visit her and show her some love.
follow her on twitter @samschuerman
All photos belong to Sam and were used from her blog for this interview!
Please do not take them or use them all rights belong Sam.
If you have any idea's for who you would like to see next let me know! What did you think about this interview?