Societygal Feature with Angela Lanter, Blogger, Podcaster, and New Mom!
Angela was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and at the age of fifteen, took her first job as a hairstylist and makeup artist working at a small salon giving makeovers for Glamour photos. While in college, she continued to pursue her love of beauty by freelancing for proms, weddings and other special events. After being pushed to get a “real job,” Angela began a seven year career in the insurance industry, eventually working her way up to a fraud investigator. Never forgetting her passion, Angela continued to sharpen her beauty skills by watching YouTube tutorials at night for inspiration. In 2011, Angela relocated to Los Angeles, California, to be with her now husband, actor and star of NBC’s show “Timeless”, Matt Lanter.
After many years of watching and learning, it was time to start creating on her own. In February 2013, Angela launched “Hello Gorgeous”, and her subsequent YouTube channel in October. By December, Angela Lanter was named as an official PopSugar Select Blogger and was featured as the #1 ShopStyle Lay Down Campaign Blogger. Recognizing her passion for Hello Gorgeous, Angela left her career to become a full-time blogger. She has always enjoyed giving makeovers and helping women feel their most beautiful, which inspired her to create Hello Gorgeous. By providing her readers with fashion, beauty & lifestyle tips, she hopes to help each woman feel and look her best inside and out. Angela is the first-ever winner of the PopSugar Select Spotlight Award for 2014.
Angela is a mama to her spoiled fur baby, a Maltipoo named Ahsoka. Ahsoka was named after Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Angela’s hubby, Matt, voiced Anakin Skywalker, so it was the perfect name. Angela is an avid fan of Old Hollywood, and can frequently be found at home watching TCM or Netflix classic black and white films. She also loves to cook and dabble in all sorts of DIY projects. She welcomed her first child, a baby girl named MacKenlee Faire, to the world on December 30, 2017.
Tell us about yourself and what you do?: I'm a lifestyle blogger, YouTuber and Podcaster with a passion for fashion and beauty. I'm a wife, new mom and business owner who's always wishing for more hours in a day.
What do you like most about Societygal?: The way they connect women and help to make them feel more empowered in their businesses.
Who do you look up to and why?: Throughout the course of my life, there have been so many women that have inspired me, helping to mold who I am as a woman today. My mom and grandma (Mawmaw) have definitely had the most influence over me.
What advice do you have for our readers?: Stay true to who you are. Don't alter yourself or your brand to be trendy, instead focus on your passion. There's only one you, so why try to be anyone else?
What new things are you up to?: Busy being a new mom and hosting our new podcast, Hello Baby.
What books are you reading?: I'm currently reading "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss and "The Masterpiece" by Francine Rivers.
When did you launch your business?: I launched my blog, Hello Gorgeous, in January 2013.
My YouTube channel was launched in September 2013.
Our podcast, Hello Bump (now Hello Baby) was launched in August 2017.
What are your offerings in your business?: Lifestyle tips and tricks, makeup and hair tutorials and a parenting podcast.
How do you manage a work / life balance? Do you set any specific boundaries?: This is the area I struggle with the most. I do make sure to shut down completely every night to have dinner with my husband so I'm not distracted.
What is does your morning routine look like? Do you stick to a schedule?: I wake up at least one hour before my baby gets up, that way I can have a cup of coffee, catch up with my inbox and work on whatever post I have scheduled for that day.
Favorite food +/or drinks?: I'm currently on a low carb diet (Keto inspired) so I can only think about bread, pasta and sweets right now, lol! I'm a big coffee drinker and love my coffee dates with my husband.
Where can our readers find you?: Blog: www.angelalanter.com
Instagram & Twitter: @angelalanter
Hello Baby Podcast: iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Spotify