For the next 10 weeks (10!) I will be showcasing some of my favorite blogger/YouTubers here with guest posts & interviews! To kick off this fun series, I'm starting with an amazing up and coming YouTuber who I consider a friend, Samantha March!
Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things beauty, fashion and fitness. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has four published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket, A Questionable Friendship and Up To I Do. You can also find her on Youtube sharing beauty reviews and creating makeup tutorials. When she isn’t reading, writing, or vlogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.
p&b-what made you start a beauty channel?
Samantha: When I started Youtube, it initially started as another branch of my blog, Chick Lit Plus. CLP has always been focused on books, beauty & all things chick, but after starting Youtube, it was clear the beauty side had a much stronger presence on Youtube. I relaunched the channel in May 2016 as a beauty channel, and have CLP and other social media accounts to focus on my bookish passions.
p&b-who or what inspires you?
I get inspired on the daily from people in my personal life, people on the internet, my own life, etc. I never know when the next inspiration will strike, but I’m always on the lookout for it.
p&b-if you could collab with any beauty product or celebrity, who would it be and what would it be?
Youtuber Jaclyn Hill was one of the first beauty vloggers I really fell in love with, and who inspired me to start my own channel. I actually recently did a video explaining how she motivates me and other fun stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eIKEwlMERM I would love to collab with her in any way shape or form, but I know she is expected to launch a cosmetics line shortly as well, which I can’t wait for!
p&b-what's an item on your dream beauty wish list?
Honestly, kind of basic stuff. A vanity is at the top. I’ve never had one, and I would absolutely love to have nice vanity in my room!
p&b-finish this sentence: the best thing about being a beauty vlogger is ____________
Finding a new confidence every day.
p&b-if you could swap lives with anyone for one day, who would it be and why?
Kris Bryant’s fiancé – because Kris Bryant
p&b-what's your go to girls' night look like?
Usually yoga pants and wine. Sometimes a movie, sometimes a game, but always our dogs!
p&b-if you were only allowed to bring 3 products with you on a week long trip, what would you bring?
Moisturizer! Eyeliner! Ah um…lip balm. I hate chapped lips.
p&b-beauty trend you regret trying?
Overplucking my eyebrows in high school!
p&b-beauty trend you love?
p&b-Your dog, Aries is the cutest! If Aries was a human, what do you think her job would be?
I love my girl, thank you! Oh my…how about professional hype girl. She’s always behind me (or on top of me) ready for whatever!
p&b-best advice you've ever received?
To keep strong, because you never know who you’re inspiring.
p&b-you're a super successful author, how do you juggle being an author and a beauty vlogger?
Lists! I’m a big lists person, and goals person, so I need to plan out each and every day to make sure I’m hitting all my goals and getting everything accounted for.
p&b-if you weren't an author or beauty vlogger, what would you be doing?
Traveling the world! (I wish!)
p&b-any details on when your next book comes out?
p&b-looking forward to 2017, what's next for you?
I hope to publish 3 books in 2017! I would love to see my Youtube and Instagram grow to 100K, though I know that’s entirely ambitious. And I hope to grow my family – by getting another dog ;)
Links to catch up with Samantha!
Links to purchase Samantha's novels!
Destined To Fail - http://amzn.to/2egZj0M
The Green Ticket - http://amzn.to/2eDKWbl
A Questionable Friendship - http://amzn.to/2eiuSsq
Up To I Do - http://amzn.to/2egYZyY
The Christmas Surprise – http://amzn.to/2fk6vPc
Be sure to check out Samantha's links & books and show her some love-her IG videos are some of the best! Be sure to check back next Friday when we catch up with my girl, Kelly, xo!