My name is Daseana. I’m from Upstate NY. I love art and I took art and dance classes all through high school. I moved to Florida 6 years ago, to the Orlando area. I attended Full Sail University and received a Bachelor degree in Digital Arts & Design. I am working towards a career in video production and graphic design. I currently do internships and some freelance work editing videos and graphic designing while also doing Youtube full time.
My hobbies and interests besides art and video production are dancing, playing video games, I love Kingdom Hearts and Grand Theft Auto. I also love The Sims. I love Disney, I am fascinated with Disney animated classics, I grew up on them and I love to collect them. I’m a 90’s kid so I love a lot of things from the 90’s, especially music. My favorite music artists that I’m inspire by are Aaliyah, TLC, 2Pac, and Michael Jackson. A lot of people that know me knows that my favorite color is purple. I have a lot of purple things, if it’s available in purple then that’s what I want.
I am very passionate about the things I create. I spend so much time producing my videos. I just want to continue sharing my creativity with the world and for people to appreciate and be inspired by what I do.
How were you inspired to begin your channel? Where did you start?
I started Youtube years ago. I started with another channel where I would post fan made music videos of my favorite music artist. That’s how I discovered that I enjoy editing. Then I started to come across youtubers that were doing vlogs, singing, dancing, skits and makeup. I was inspired to create a channel where I can show my own talents and creativity as an artist and put my self out there.
What inspires you and keeps you moving forward? Why are you passionate about it?
I am inspired by a lot of things from music to films. Other people’s creativity inspires me to want create something awesome and share it. I am passionate about it because, I enjoy it so much and it makes me feel good when someone else tells me they were inspired by something I did.
What’s your favorite aspect of the beauty & cosmetics industry?
My favorite aspect of the beauty and cosmetics industry is expression. I like that we can express ourselves and create our own unique styles.
What makes your brand unique from other beauty channels?
I’m more than just a beauty channel. I’m an artist and I like to try to incorporate other skills and interests that I have into my channel such as art, dance, gaming and design. I want people to know who I really am.
How do you organize/plan out your content?
At the start of each month I think about what videos I need and want to put out during that month. Then each week I decide which ones I’m going to film during that week.
What is your goal for your channel? Dreams?
My goal is to keep growing. I would like to reach 100k subscribers soon and receive that 100k subscriber Youtube award! I want people to know me as a talented artist and youtuber that they feel entertained and inspired by.
Do you have any tips for others trying to break into the beauty industry?
I would say don’t feel you have to always do the same thing everyone else is doing just because it’s a trend. Do it if you really want to. Just do what you like and what makes you feel beautiful.
What are your favorite beauty products or your go-to skincare regimen?
My favorite beauty products are lip products. I’m really loving the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks right now. I also love using coconut oil for my hair and skin.
What products are you currently using on a daily basis?
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration conditioner, makes my hair really soft. The Makeup Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation, and I mention the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
What’s your personal style?
My personal style is casual with a bit of a 90’s vibe.
How does your personal style influence your branding?
I’m always incorporating something from the 90’s into my videos, like 90’s themed tutorials, music, or just mentioning something from the 90’s.
What’s your favorite brand and why?
At the moment it’s Wet Seal because I am petite and it’s just so easy to find cute clothes that fit me. Sometimes I can find 90’s themed shirts there.
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