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We are excited to introduce you to Angela Lanter. Angela took her first job as a hairstylist and makeup artist working at a small salon giving makeovers for Glamour photos at the age of fifteen. While in college, she continued to pursue her love of beauty by freelancing for proms, weddings and other special events. In 2011, Angela relocated to Los Angeles, California, to be with her now husband, actor and star of NBC’s show “Timeless”, Matt Lanter. In February 2013, Angela launched “Hello Gorgeous”, and her subsequent YouTube channel in October. She has always enjoyed giving makeovers and helping women feel their most beautiful, which inspired her to create Hello Gorgeous. By December, Angela Lanter was named as an official PopSugar Select Blogger and was featured as the #1 ShopStyle Lay Down Campaign Blogger. 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 a beautiful baby girl, MacKenlee Faire Lanter and a spoiled fur baby, a Maltipoo named Ahsoka. 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.
Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?
Just moved to Nashville, basically to the country!
Tell us about your children?
I have one daughter, MacKenlee, who just turned two. And one fur baby.
Tell us about your typical weekday?
We’re in the middle of moving, so nothing feels typical right now. My life is literally upside down, lol!
Do you have help?
My mom is my nanny. I couldn’t do it without her help.
Who cooks dinner?
Me! One of my passions is creating new dishes. I love nothing more than to have time in my kitchen with fresh ingredients, feeding a bunch of people.
How often do you buy something just for you?
I make about one big purchase for myself a year, like a new handbag. But that purchase is usually my Mother’s Day or Anniversary gift.
Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?
Right now, my exercise is moving boxes. When I’m in my normal routine, I take 2-3 pilates classes per week. I also love to get outdoors and power walk my butt off. When we’re in LA, my husband and I love to hike.
What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?
I love shopping online for Kenny, finding pieces that not every toddler is wearing right now. I shop the same way for myself. I like to choose unique pieces. I don’t like to spend a lot on trendy pieces.
I’m totally obsessed with…
Reading. I read five books last month. I read about 90% of my books via audiobooks, so I can be productive while listening. I read one chapter at bedtime per night to tire my eyes out with no blue light influence.
Three things in my purse right now are…
- Hand Sanitizer Spray
- Maybelline Ink Crayon lipstick in “Trust Your Gut”
My favorite drugstore buy is…
Too many to pick just one! Drugstore beauty can be every bit as great as high end beauty. I do love my magnetic lashes (I post about them constantly!).
My guilty pleasure is…
Friends. I love watching whenever I get a chance. This no Netflix business is just about killing me!