Chloe Kitempo

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This beautiful sista is  Chloe Kitempo. She is slaying the game at only 21 years old. Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium with heavy roots in the DR Congo, Africa, she’s taken her popularity from YouTube and is using it to make a business for herself. She is a fashion and beauty vlogger.  She has a YouTube channel and can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a short interview she gave:

What tips do you have for women looking to grow their personal brand?

Staying true to yourself is major key! People will admire you the most because you are yourself. Be consistent in whatever it is that you’re trying to bring out there. Very important! And last but not least, people like pretty things, keep an on eye on how you’re bringing your stuff to the public.

How has your social media popularity aided in you becoming an entrepreneur?

At first I had no idea social media was actually a business. I was posting my stuff out there just for fun until I started getting business offers. SHOOK! Step by step I learned how to manage the enquiries, I’m still working on it because it’s not easy but I’m getting there.

What made you start a YouTube channel and what is your favorite content to put out?

The real reason I started YouTube was out of boredom (lmao). In 2012, I temporarily moved to this city in Belgium where I had zero friends to hang out with and zero activities to keep me busy. I had this Canon camera and I had a editing software and I said to myself let’s try and make a mini make up tutorial and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve always been a type of creative person so to me editing was actually very entertaining. That video did not pop at all. I waited a long time before uploading more stuff to my channel.

What are some personal and business goals you set for yourself?

I don’t really like to talk about my goals because I feel like it’s something personal. It’s actually awkward to me lol. Is that weird ?

What tips do you have for young women looking to grow their social media following?

Like I said earlier, keep it moving. Be yourself, post eye-catching content and stay consistent! ❤

What was a huge challenge for you to overcome as you grew successfully?

Reacting to negativity was a big challenge! I never understood why people would randomly come under my video/picture to write something mean. Me as a person if I don’t like a post I would ignore it and voilà. Then again, when somebody takes it that far I feel like it tells more about themselves than about the person they’re “bullying”.

What do you want your supporters to take from this interview?

If you’re reading this I want to boost you in whatever it is that you’re doing. Be the best you can be! xoxo

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Eileen Dautruche

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This beautiful blogger is Eileeen Dautruche.  Here’s some things she listed about herself on her blog:

1. I was born in December 1987 and embody everything about a Capricorn
2. All of my friends are short
3. That said, I am 5’10” and love my heels
4. I love food but don’t know how to cook. I’m learning!
5. I am tall and thin, but not at all healthy
6. I’m working on it.
7. I love profanity and use it often. I’ve gotten better since this was written in 2011.
8. I will probably offend you
9. I love makeup and am obsessed
10. My first concert ever was B2K with my dad
11. My first CD was ‘Baby, One More Time” by Britney Spears, which my older brother bought for me
12. I hope to get married some day
13. Too bad I’m single and have been for roughly five years now
14. Either way, I still have my wedding planned out
15. The Plaza Hotel will be mine!
16. I want kids
17. But I’m afraid of pregnancy and all that comes with it
18. I suck at math
19. Therefore I studied Communications
20. I HATED my college
21. But I love the friends I’ve made there
22. I work in social media
23. If I wasn’t blogging about beauty, I’d be writing about tech
24. I was born and raised in Brooklyn
25. I LOVE BROOKLYN!

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26. I also love Manhattan
27. But tourists bother me
28. I want to live in Paris for at least six months
29. I listen to just about any kind of music but I hate country and heavy metal
30. I have a habit of starting and then not finishing
31. But once I remember, I’m all for it
32. I want to travel more but am terrified of planes
33. I’ve been to Haiti, Paris, England, and Florida
34. I’ve never been to Disney -last time I was in Florida, I got pink eye and couldn’t go
35. I plan to write books someday
36. My first book will be published before I’m 30
37. I’m terrified of dogs
38. But I want a little puppy – a morkie (or schnoodle, Yorkie, toy poodle)
39. I cannot sing
40. I can, however, dance! I’m pretty badass at dancing
41. I’m obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and it took everything in me not to make this fact numero uno
42. My favorite movie of all time is Breakfast at Tiffany’s
43. I want to recreate that opening scene because I’m a cheeseball
44. I love gadgets and techy things
45. I like guys who talk techy things
46. I’d like to learn how to take really amazing photographs
47. I love smart men, preferably older
48. But not too old
49. I love artsy men
50. I love men, period. Sorry mom for being so forward on the internet

Missy Lynn

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From a small city in Louisiana, Missy Lynn grew to love makeup by playing with  her grandmother’s lipsticks and eye shadow at a very young age, 3 years old. Looking pretty was one thing, but feeling pretty was more important to the young girl who would befriend all of the less fortunate kids at school, bring them back to her home, and give them makeovers and lots of fun snacks to make them feel better. With this, she saw how important changing and impacting someone’s life could be, so she made it her mission to always make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Missy Lynn began her pre-makeup career in high school, by becoming well known for beauty and fashion. All of the young girls wanted her to do their makeup and to give them insight on what products were worthy of their money. After graduating a year early from high school and enlisting into United States Air Force, Missy Lynn furthered her makeup career by doing makeup on the military base for the dependent wives, kids, and friends.

Missy Lynn would make frequent visits to the M.A.C. counter, so often, that all of the employees and managers knew her by name. She would help customers at the M.A.C counter without even being employed, which caught the attention of the Managers. They encouraged her to attend the MAC PRO classes, which eventually lead to her hugging and shaking hands of the regional and corporate employees. Missy Lynn soon landed a job as a Freelance Makeup Artist for M.A.C. Cosmetics

In 2008, Missy Lynn deployed to Balad, Iraq for 6 months, where even still she was all about her beauty. Missy Lynn was determined to keep her femininity, which most of the military women seemed to lack. She was adamant about at least keeping eyeliner and lip-gloss on, because she felt that wearing the military uniform hid the beauty of most women. 2 months into her deployment, Missy Lynn learned that her brother was shot and killed in Louisiana, which affected her very badly; she had become very isolated and depressed. Upon her return back to the states, Missy Lynn turned to YouTube to help her cope with her depression. She watched other young women teach about makeup and review products, and decided to start her own channel as a way to express without words.

In late 2010, Missy Lynn began sharing her knowledge about cosmetics by starting a YouTube channel, in hopes to find inspiration and encouragement to help cope with the dark times in her life. She began recording makeup beauty tutorials, product review videos, and tags to help pass time, and keep her mind off of her brother’s death. By mid 2011, Missy Lynn had a subscriber base of 20,000 people, all whom looked up to her and came to her channel for inspiration and encouragement—the exact same thing Missy Lynn had been seeking all along.  Missy Lynn also landed advertisement jobs with companies who watched her videos, and bloggers were also featuring her on their online blogs.

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In 2012, Missy Lynn’s second brother passed away in a car accident, which affected her again; Only this time…she had a subscriber base of 60,000 who all motivated her to keep pushing and to keep her head up. They told her that she had encouraged them and impacted their lives in way she wouldn’t have even expected, and told her that there was a light at the end of her dark tunnel. With those words, Missy Lynn recouped and made a strong recovery for the year 2013. She promised herself and subscribers that 2013 would be a different year. She claimed it—She’s living it.

With 2013 coming to a mere end, Missy Lynn has racked up 140,000 subscribers. She recently won the 2013 NYX FACE AWARDS, and has been crowned the Beauty Blogger of the Year. She has had multiple opportunities to work with Essence, Vibe, and Ebony Magazine, BeautyLish, several cosmetic brands such as: BH Cosmetics, Jordana, Too Faced, NYX Cosmetics, etc. She has also had blog articles of her recent win placed in the Los Angeles Times online paper, in a web exclusive feature by The Makeup Artist Magazine, Beauty Launch Pad, and more.

Missy Lynn, a young active duty military enlistee, makeup artist, and Beauty/Lifestyle Ambassador is a walking testimony of trials and tribulation being overcame; she is the example of motivation, determination, and dedication. Her mission is to instill these traits into everyone that crosses her path, and with her knowledge of life experience, beauty, fashion, and more—she’s willing to impact whomever’s life she can; even YOURS.