Hey lovelies! These past few weeks have been so busy! I’ve want to keep you guys updated on my life so I thought I’d do a Q&A #askSona post with all the questions you ask me! You might remember that I did a FAQ post “How to Start a Blog” a while ago, but this one will focus more on my life and career! (Make sure to check out my Q&A video with KB, up on my channel soon!)
What was one of the biggest challenges at the start of your career?—@sarina_lala
The biggest challenge was trying to understand what my audience wanted. In the beginning, I thought people came to my channel to get makeup tutorials and techniques, but I eventually realized that people wanted a personality, so I had to learn to be myself in my videos. If you’re thinking of starting a blog or channel, remember that it’s important to be yourself, while still being professional!
Do you want to have children? – @bree0529
Yes, one day, but right now I’m very focused on my career (and I want to wait until I’m fully ready to give up my skinny jeans!)
Where do you see yourself in the next five years? —Raquel G.
I see myself in a house with kids playing in the backyard while successfully running my cosmetics line.
How long did it take for people to start noticing your blog once you started it? —Geetha
It took a good year of consistently posting good quality content and learning what my audience wanted.
I saw that you had Lithuanian ice cream and Ukrainian candy, what is your nationality? — @myedynak
Both are my weakness! Lithuanian ice cream is one of my favorites and I grew up eating that candy! I’m Armenian.
If you could live in any country besides the US, where would you live? —@leah_pk
Most definitely Paris, France! I love everything about Paris—the culture, the food, the people, the fashion! It’s one of my favorite places to visit and I could totally see myself living there.
How did you convince KB to quit his career and join you? What is KB’s role and how does he help you in your day to day work? —@mollymommi
It wasn’t about convincing! When you get to a certain point in running a blog, there are all these outlets that you have to manage and one person can’t do it all, so KB made the decision to be a part of my career. We balance each other out in managing the business and creative sides. When running a small business you have to wear many hats and KB helps wherever it’s needed, there’s no real job description!
How do you stay healthy? —@eliishabet
Like most people, I go through phases of being really healthy and working out everyday and times where I’m not as good. I definitely try and eat at least one super healthy meal a day, though!
What’s the best advice for starting a business and creating a brand? —@gdaisy_78
As cliche as it sounds, being true to yourself is the most important thing to remember when starting a business or brand. I’m not afraid to turn down projects because at the end of the day, if it doesn’t fit my brand, I know that my work will show it.
What are three makeup products that you will love forever? —@elle.firat
Eyeshadow, bronzer, and mascara!
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? —@sara_tandi
I crave Asian food almost everyday, so probably sushi or Vietnamese food!
Is it ever hard to work with your husband, mixing your personal and professional lives? —@alisebrio
I’m not going to sugarcoat it, absolutely! Like any couple, for the most part we work well together but other days we butt heads. We both have strong personalities and sometimes we disagree but in the end, we come to an understanding.
What’s your favorite perfume? —@lamstima
My favorite perfume is a discontinued Burberry perfume. I also like Mon Paris from YSL.
Which makeup brushes are the best and is it a good idea to buy a set or singles? How is it best to clean them? —@louisesferslev
Sigma and Smith are my favorite makeup brushes and both are affordable! I recommend getting a set because it’s cheaper, and you’ll get all the brushes you need! To see how to clean brushes, check out this post here!
What inspired you to start your cosmetics brand and how did you go about getting it started? —@_clairity_
This question comes just in time! I’m planning a dedicated post all about my new line on November 16th!
I hope you enjoyed this edition of #askSona, don’t forget to ask more questions in the comments! Are you guys as excited about Pésona Cosmetics as I am?