When did you start Hello Gorgeous?

I launched my blog in February 2013 and my YouTube channel later that same year, in September.


How did you get started?

Several of my girlfriends suggested I start a blog because of my passion of

beauty, fashion, cooking, DIYs, etc. I signed up on Blogger and published

a few posts. I didn’t really get into blogging until we moved to New Orleans

in July or August. After that, I hit the ground running and never looked



Where did your blog name come from?

My hubby came up with Hello Gorgeous! I loved it immediately and it fit

exactly what I wanted to do. I now refer to my followers as my Gorgeous



What did you do before you started blogging?

I was a fraud investigator for an insurance company. I loved my job, but

decided to quit after I got married so I could travel with Matt for his projects.

Through high school and college, I worked as a key holder (basically a

night manager) at a tanning salon and also held an office position. Now I’m

a full-time blogger and I love every minute of it!


How did you get into makeup?

I’ve always had a love for beauty. I would sneak into my mom’s makeup as

a little girl at any chance I could get. In high school, I began freelancing

and doing hair and makeup for Glamour Shots styled shoots at my aunt’s

nail salon. After high school, I would freelance here and there doing

special event makeup and hair.


Did you attend Cosmetology School?

I never went to cosmetology school as my dad felt like there was no future

in it. Instead, I went to nursing school. I didn’t graduate, because I

accepted a job in the insurance field and quickly moved up, so a nursing

degree no longer made sense for me.


Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Akron, OH, but now live in Los Angeles, CA.


When did you get married?

June 2013. Best day of my life! 🙂


Do you have any kids?

Yes! I have a beautiful baby girl named MacKenlee Faire Lanter (who you can hear all about here), along with a fur baby named Ahsoka, and she’s spoiled rotten.


What size do you wear?

For reference, here are my current (US) sizes: Top: S, Jeans: 26, Dress: 2, Bra: 32C, Shoe: 7

I’m 5’4” and 110 lbs.


What kind of camera do you use?

For photography, we use a Sony a7Rii camera with Sony Zeiss 55mm lens

and Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 85mm lens.

For videography, each video has the camera used listed in the description box.


Who takes your photos and films your videos?

My hubby, Matt, takes all of my photos and we both shoot my videos.


Do you hire interns?

At this time, we are not hiring interns.


What beauty products can you not live without?

Check out my Beauty Must Haves list! Everything I’m currently using and loving is listed there.


What is your workout regimen?

I love doing hot yoga and hiking.

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