Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Interview with Ashley Landry

Okay, it's no real secret that I spend a lot of time on YouTube. I have a few fave vloggers, but Ashley Landry may be my most favorite. She's so funny, real, and absolutely slays with a makeup brush. So when I DMed her on IG and she said yes to doing an interview with me-I fangirled for days! I love that she took the time to do this and can't wait to see what's next for her in the future!

p&b: How did you get into makeup? 

During the winter of 2013, I got very sick where I was home for 2 months straight and you can only watch your favorite movies and tv shows so many times before you start to go crazy. I decided to one day watch some YouTube videos from the vloggers I followed on Instagram and I fell in love with makeup from that moment on. I wanted every product that they would use and that was the only thing I asked for that Christmas. I would watch a video everyday and try the looks on myself. From then on I pretty much just taught myself how to do all the tricks and techniques.


p&b: What made you become a youtuber/iger?

I was asked by many Instagram followers if I filmed videos for YouTube because they many wanted to know the steps in how I create my looks. I always wanted to but never knew how to start and or when the right time would be for me to go through with it. 
When I felt the moment was right I went for it and couldn't be happier.


p&b: Product you can't live without?

Makeup wise I can not live without a primer. I feel like it just preps your skin and is the base for your whole look. Foundations are very important as well but when I look at my makeup at the end of the day I can tell whether the primer did it's job or not. Besides makeup... I would have to say coffee... Is coffee considered a product? Hahaha. Well I think it is. I cannot function without coffee everyday. I'm sure everyone can agree with me on that one.


p&b: Favorite nail polish color?

I currently have 2 colors that are my go-to's. Both by OPI. My favorite is Bubble Bath and the other is Let's Be Friends. 

p&b: Starbucks order?

This is going to sound crazy but I really am not a fan of Starbucks coffee. I know. I know. I know. If I ever go to Starbucks and get something, I always go for the classic hot chocolate in the winter time. Dunkin Donuts is my favorite place for coffee. Blueberry (hot or iced) coffee light and sweet is my signature drink. But I am open to hearing anyone's favorite Starbucks order..


p&b: What's a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me is always hectic especially filming days. Everyday, I wake up at 6 in the morning and I relax until 8 o clock and then the day begins. I have breakfast, take care of the dogs, shower, and then I start to set up everything for filming. Depending on what I am filming, it could take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. On top of that of course there are everyday things that I need to do. So I don't get a moment to sit down until I go to sleep at night.

p&b: You're stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things must you have with you?

Ooooooooooh. Here we go. 1. Coffee. Yes. I'm addicted.  2. My phone because then I could call someone to come get me. :) 3. My dog Penny. I need to have her there with me so I'm not alone.


p&b: Advice for anyone wanting to break into the beauty vlog world?

My two pieces of advice would be to have fun with it and to know who you are before you start. I absolutely love being able to connect with my subscribers as well as film and edit my videos. It's my favorite part of being a beauty vlogger. But when you put yourself out there, there are always people that want to say something negative about you. For me I've been through a lot, my family has been through a lot, and because of that I know who I am as a person. No matter what anyone says about me, as long as I have my family and friends, people can write whatever they want. The ones that are the most important know the real me. You have to be confident in yourself and be proud of everything you put out there. 


p&b: What type of camera do you use for pics and video?

As of right now, I use the same camera to take my photos and videos! It's the Sony Nex 6. I hope to one day be able to get a separate camera for filming but currently my Sony has not failed me. I owe everything to that camera. Hahaha.

p&b: Best love advice you've ever got?

I personally have never received any amazing advice on love. With each relationship you learn something new about yourself and qualities that you want or don't want. I think the best advice I could give is to find that one person who loves you more than you love yourself. Someone who has been there for you through the darkest moments in life and has cheered you on during the greatest times. Someone who will be your number one fan. I have learned that I want someone who treats me like I'm something special. Someone who looks at me like there is no one else in the room. It's those little things to me that let me know if I'm with the right person. Everyone goes through breakups and believe me, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. When you feel like you will never find another person.. trust me when I say that sometimes the greatest ones come into your life when you least expect it. 

p&b: What's next for you?

I hope to only go up from here. My YouTube channel thankfully is continuing to get new subscribers which is something that I still can not believe. As a makeup artist, I am booking clients all the time for occasions, weddings, parties and it's such a huge compliment. I want to accomplish so much in my career and I am very happy with how things are going right now. I just want to continue to learn, continue to inspire, and continue to be the best person that I can be. 

Check out Ashley's 2 latest YouTube videos and give her some love, xo!

Follow the amazing Ashley on all of her socials!
Instagram - @aa_landry
snapchat - ashleylandry8
Twitter - @aa_landry
Another HUGE THANK YOU to Ashley for letting me feature her on polished & bubbly, xo!