If you are a beauty fanatic and aren’t following any Youtube Vloggers yet, you are missing out.
Specifically, if you are unfamiliar with up-and-coming Youtube sensation Mallory Cornelison, let us change that now. Boasting 1,800,000+ views and 27,000+ subscribers on her increasingly popular Youtube Channel, “Mallory1712” is a force to be reckoned within the beauty industry.
Her extremely likeable demeanor is evident in every video she posts, and her style of video blogging hits home with the large audience she built from scratch. Fresh off major recognition from Allure Magazine as “First Runner Up” in the Beauty Blogger Awards, we caught up with Mallory to ask her some unique questions that her dedicated fanbase will surely enjoy.
Congrats on the First Runner Up Award in Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger Awards 2014. Besides this, what is your favorite accomplishment so far in your blogging/vlogging career?
My favorite accomplishment has to be the relationships I have formed with my viewers! I don’t feel that they are just a faceless audience, but a second family to me. That is why I am so enthusiastic to share all the products I am loving with them, because it feels like good ol’ girl talk.
Your blog is titled “Beauty and The Arthritis?” How come?
I haven’t been active on my blog for almost a year, but am hoping to pick it back up once I am settled after moving. It is titled “Beauty and The Arthritis” because I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Behcet’s Disease almost six years ago, but I did not want it to define and stop me from achieving my dreams as a beauty blogger. Beauty blogging/vlogging is a great outlet for me to forget my symptoms, and focus on the beauty in life. I was planning to expand my blog into a health and beauty platform, and still hope to in the near future.
Which music artists do you listen to the most?
The funny thing is, I just shared on my channel in the “TMI Tag” that I don’t really like music. I just don’t find that it is something I think about, or have to listen to. If I am listing to music, I am usually listening to Needtobreathe or some worship/gospel music. I love uplifting, and encouraging music about the Lord, and struggles in life, so that is why if I am going to listen to music, it is usually positive music with a message.
Which social media website is your favorite? Why?
My absolute favorite social media platform is Pinterest! Hands down! I love that it is a platform that I can escape in, but still share the things I love with others, and vice versa.
What’s your favorite thing about video blogging?
My absolute favorite thing is the interaction with my viewers! I love to have conversations about beauty products, and life in general with them. Like I said, they are like a second family, so it is a joy for me to converse back and forth with them about the things they love!
What is one thing that you would love to tell fans of your blog, that they probably wouldn’t know by following you online?
I think the one thing they wouldn’t know is that my handle mallory1712 actually has a meaning! Mallory is of course my name, but the numbers have a bit of a special meaning for me. 17 is my husband’s favorite number, and 12 is my favorite number, so I just combined them, and now am reminded of our simple yet great love every time I log in. We are high school sweethearts, and have been married for almost 7 years, and as cheesy as it is, we are pretty romantic hearted in the small things.
What is the best advice you could give upcoming beauty bloggers & vloggers?
The best advice I can give is BE YOURSELF, and stay true to who you are, no matter how much negativity comes with not conforming to what others expect you to be. I always say that if you aren’t yourself, everyone is missing out on your uniqueness. There is only one of you in this world, so be the best version of you, and not a hologram of someone else.
What are your goals for 2014, 2015 and beyond?
My ultimate goal is to just keep growing my extended “beauty family”, and enjoy each day as it comes. If it weren’t for them, I would not be what I am today. If everything stayed the same in the next 2 years and beyond, I would still be happy with where I am because I truly love what I do. I have such a passion for what I do, so the fact I get to share it with others just keeps fueling that passion.
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