Episode # 5
Our hosts Xixi Yang and Manal Shaikh get into the paint with special effects queen herself, Kat Castanon. Known as @luvekat on Instagram, Kat's page is home to some of the top special effect makeup looks online. Her creativity screams from each image, making her a stand out in this category. Be prepared to be inspired, intrigued, and awed, as we uncover what motivates her. Hear how Kat juggles being a mom while dominating the social world! It's ain't easy having it all, so tune in to find out how she does it all!
Episode # 4
Larisa Love has overcome the odds and worked her way to the top of the hair industry. Tune in to hear how Larisa turned her LOVE and passion into a reality by becoming a successful educator, hairdresser, artist, mentor, salon owner, and brand ambassador of Joico!
Episode # 3
Ryan B. Potter is a young 19 year old makeup beauty influencer who talks about how Instagram started as a hobby and turned into a passionate full-time career. He discusses social media haters and how he has to remind himself "if they don't know you personally, don't take it personal." Tune in to hear his thoughts on mukbang, his occasional struggle with acne, and his dream to one day create a skin care line!
Episode # 2
Michael Costello talks about being introduced to Instagram in 2011, which eventually lead to him dressing some of the biggest celebrities like Beyonce, Oprah, and Jennifer Lopez. Michael reflects on the first time he posted a dress on Instagram, to becoming one of the biggest fashion designers in the world. He discusses his journey and credits his first social media follower "Tom", the creator of MySpace, for the reason he was able to successfully develop the first ever direct to consumer social media fashion site.
Episode # 1
Get to know our host Xixi Yang (@xixiyang) and guest host Manal Shaikh (@wakeupandmakeup) as they discuss how they got started on social media and the changing landscape within the influencer space. Xixi shares her journey on becoming a successful tv personality along with her favorite celebrity interview. Manal shares her insight on building the biggest instagram account within the beauty space and advice on how to build your social media account.