Nigerian American Youtube star and growing magnificence big shot Jackie Aina is flexing on us once more with her ESSENCE Magazine’s June 2019 Digital spread.
On her Instagram she shared her excitement saying:
Trying to maintain composure but also internally screaming from keeping this a secret for so long!!!! thank you @essence for this game changer career moment the June digital cover!! to any girl who’s ever dreamed of the impossible, it’s possible! I’m living proof of it. link to this digital cover story is in my bio
The beauty activist serves up some serious beauty lewks rocking super sparkly out there makeup, from blinged out eyebrows to platinum hair.
We can totally see some of these looks being translated for your summer beauty (albeit a bit toned down). That gold metallic lip, Marilyn Monroe-esque platinum bob and the killer silver mani? Sign. Us. Up.
Inside the issue, Jackie talks to former Vogue writer Marjon Carlos about her journey to digital stardom, why she does what she does and what’s next for the Jackie Aina brand.
Read excerpts below:
On how she started on Youtube
“I wasn’t trying to start a YouTube channel,” Aina explains by phone. “I just liked watching YouTube. But my best friend was like, ‘You should just put your looks online.’ I was just saying, ‘No, not interested.’ And then finally I was like, ‘You know what? Why not? I’m not doing anything bold with my life. I might as well.’”
Read more from Jackie Aina on www.essence.com
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Global Beauty Director: @missjulee
Prop Stylist: @mz.icar