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Featured Creator: Alejandra of OneBeautyAddict

Name: Alejandra

Instagram: OneBeautyAddict

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OneBeautyAddict

Twitter: OneBeautyAddict

How long have you been using MagicLinks? I have been using MagicLinks for a little over a year and a half

What does authentic communication with your subscribers mean to you? Being true to who you are. People can read you and know when you aren’t genuine. I am myself and if that means having lipstick on my teeth for half the video then that’s how it gets uploaded. I laugh it off and try to remember to check my teeth next time haha.

Have you ever struggled to stay authentic on a particular topic, or with a particular promotional or vlogging partner? I try and not put myself in a position that I am not 100% comfortable with. If it doesn’t feel right then I do not do it. I have turned down many things for this reason and I haven’t regretted any.

How and why did you decide to start your channel? I had recently stepped down to part-time at my job to be home more with my then 1 1/2 year old daughter. I had mentioned to my sister that I wanted to start a hobby that was just for me and she told me to check out YouTube. I was instantly hooked. I didn’t realize there was a whole community dedicated to beauty. I haven’t looked back since.

What is the most difficult challenge you’ve faced as you’ve grown your audience? I think the most difficult challenge has been trying not to compare yourself to others. Its easier said than done. We are all human and we all want to succeed. I always have to remind myself that everyone’s journey is different.

What inspires you? Everything. A magazine, tv show, other influencers, my family, friends…you name it and it can and has inspired. I have even found inspiration in messes my kids make. I am not afraid of color. You only live once.

What are your favorite topics to vlog about? I love when I find a hidden gem or a product that I am so passionate about. It gets me all excited and want to share it with everyone I know.

What causes do you care most about, and how are you involved in them? I love to share what I have with those who are less fortunate than I am. Every holiday that I qualify for a free turkey or ham, I ask my daughter who in her class isn’t so fortunate to have a special holiday meal. We go ahead and donate the meal to that specific child and his/her family. I love to get my kids involved and teach them to not take things for granted; to be thankful for what they have and what they do not have.

Do you have any pets? We love pets at MagicLinks! At this moment, we just added our third and final baby. After she turns 1 we are planning on getting our first family pet. My oldest has saved for years for a pet and doesn’t make me forget.

What is your favorite MagicLinks feature? My favorite part is how easy it is to create a link. I am so bad with technology and its so user friendly. The whole website is user friendly. I can find what I am looking for without jumping through hoops.

What are your favorite topics to vlog about? I love the requested content my viewers suggest. They have the best ideas and love filming their requests because they are telling me what they want to see. Some of my best video ideas have come from them.

What is one of the best comments you’ve ever received on one of your videos? One of the best comments has been that I have still stayed true to who I am after all these years. I still have the hair out of place, lipstick on my teeth, and still have a fascination for eyeshadow haha. I don’t take myself seriously. I try to be professional but still being that friend telling you about that amazing palette coming out soon.

What is your favorite place to shop? Recently it has been Ulta. They have been on a roll with new brands joining them and their point system is awesome!! Who doesn’t want points earned turned into money you can spend on anything!!

Is there anything you’d like to share with others in the community about your experience with MagicLinks? MagicLinks has an awesome communication channel with their followers. They are always available to help with any questions or concerns you have. I love that they recently added an app so you can also use it on the go. Coming from someone who isn’t tech savvy its so easy to use as well.

P.S. Interested in being a Featured Creator on the MagicLinks blog? Contact janet@magiclinks.org

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