About Her Book
POPSUGAR: Congratulations on your new book! How did this opportunity come about?
Michelle Phan: About two years ago, Random House approached me and asked if I was interested in making a beautiful, coffee table beauty book with all my different looks and instructions. I told them there was so much more I want to teach girls besides just makeup — a lot of advice that I would give to a little sister. While there is information about skin care, makeup, style, and relationships, it also shares how to turn your passion into a profession, how to become your own entrepreneur, and online etiquette.
PS: What's your biggest don't when it comes to social media?
MP: Don't fight with someone online, especially in a relationship. When you're reading a text or an email, things can get lost in translation, or you can interpret it your way rather than hearing their tone and reading their facial expressions.
PS: Do you have any words for girls about social media bullies?
MP: Bullies have probably existed since forever, and they're everywhere. You have to realise that we're all different with different opinions, and some people might be a little more aggressive in how they convey theirs, but you can't take it personally. I've been bullied since I uploaded my first video. The mean comments hurt at first, but you get over it because you realise you're living your own life. If you don't like these comments, you don't have to tolerate them. Just delete it and block it or ignore it.