For ages now, I wanted a series on my blog that was different from something that I ever did before. Then it hit me. I love hearing stories about inspiring, kick-ass, strong women and how they slay at life. That’s where the idea of a #BossBabes series came about. I’m gonna feature interviews with independent, amazing women so that you can hear their stories and be inspired- just like I am by them.
Now onto my first feature!
I’ve “known” this Amberlei through instagram for years now and I just couldn’t wait to interview her and have her as my very first #BossBabe
1. Hey babe!! Thank you so much for being my first #BossBabe. Tell me about yourself!
Well let’s start with my name. My parents named us all after colors, and mine is “Amber”. I’m a social media influencer, a wife & mother of 2 little girls. I was born & raised in Manila, Philippines and moved to the U.S. when I was 13. I started baking as a hobby and while promoting my work, I discovered my love for blogging (on Instagram) and it became my ‘escape’. Now, here I am living my last year in my 20’s to the fullest! And I feel like it’s only the beginning.
2. Okay so your instagram is officially #GOALS. That gorgeous pink/champagne theme is uber cute. Any tips for sticking to a theme?!
Thank you- I really wish I could say that my instagram “theme game” is strong haha, but it’s actually quite the struggle. Since I do a variety of things, some of my posts don’t always go with my theme. For the most part, I try to stick with really bright-lighted pictures. I also try to alternate my posts, beauty/food etc. Tips? I would say, is to first know what you want on your feed & what your soul naturally speaks to. Let it be a reflection of all things that speak YOU. Avoid using too many filters, stick to just a few that really blends with your feed but will also work with all your interests.
[love the advice about sticking to a theme that speaks to your soul]
3. You make some of the prettiest desserts I’ve ever seen. What’s your fave thing to bake & why?
I think my favorite would have to be cakepops, they’re really super fun and there’s endless ways to get creative with it. But if you’re asking me what my favorite to bake AND eat is, it would have to be macarons, they’re just heavenly! Very simple yet tricky to make but worth it.
[her macarons are to die for!! definitely on my bucket list to eat. P.S. can we talk about how pretty her desserts are? I’m obsessed.]
4. Any secrets recipes you wanna share???
I don’t really have a secret recipe- I basically just learn everything from google/youtube haha. My favorite though that I’ve been meaning to share through a video is my Nutella Cheesecake! It’s not my most favorite to make cause it’s very time consuming — and you have to wait overnight before you could eat it haha but it’s really THE best!
5. Not only are you a #BossBabe but you’re a mom to gorgeous- and super stylish- girls! How do you manage a career, being a mom and being super busy 24/7
Haha, my career is basically my personal life too, so that makes it a lot easier. What I do is pretty much what any ordinary person does – take pictures! But yes I do put in more effort & work on mine, but it’s not even close to a 9-5 job so I shouldn’t really have an excuse. There are supermoms out there who work back to back shifts with kids, some are even single Moms. I just make sure I give my family all the love I can and not waste any of the precious time I’m blessed with.
P.S. you can get these mermaid tail blankets here.
6. Social media has been key in building your uber chic brand. Any tips on growing your online presence?
It’s really all about having your own style and using that to inspire others. Make a connection with something they can relate to- something that peaks their interest. It has to be a balance of doing it for yourself and for your audience. Sometimes you also have to look at things through their perspective, like if you were them ask yourself, “would this inspire me?”. Also, building friendships is key, not just to fellow bloggers but to everyone! Be supportive, appreciative and keep doing your thing!
7. WTF is your #1, juicy, beauty secret!
Even when you don’t feel confident, play confident! Confidence is 100x better than any makeup!
[best advice ever ^^^]
8. What’s in your bag?!
Haha nothing interesting, just my wallet, keys, hand sanitizer & a few lippies.
9. Any #BossBabe tips you have for future babes thinking about starting their own businesses?
I say start NOW! A few years later you’ll look back wishing you did.
[ok I lied, this is legit the best advice ^^^]
Hope y’all enjoyed this first episode of #BossBabes
I had so much fun interviewing Amberlei because she’s so amazing and let’s be real- everything she does is beyond cute. You just can’t help but obsess over her instagram.
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