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YouTube Wednesday: Ellko…the beauty/lifestyle guru that you NEED to be subscribed to in 2016

ellkoHello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to discuss an amazing YouTube guru that you need to subscribe to now (like literally go subscribe right now, I’ll wait right here for you. Everyone done? Good, then let’s continue!). If you love watching gurus that are entertaining, knowledgeable, and unique YouTubers then you’re going to love Ellie Kodia’s (aka Ellko) channel. In a little over a year Ellie has obtained 422,700 subscribers, and 56,045,021 total channel views (so obviously this is a CAN’T MISS channel). So now let’s get to the part you came for, the videos. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Ellie’s ‘Mascara Tournament’ video, which was uploaded on August 10th, 2014. In this video we are able to not only see how knowledgeable Ellie is about beauty products, but also get a small glimpse of how naturally gifted she is as an on-camera talent. If you want to check out an amazing, entertaining video that will help you decide what mascara you should try next, then this is the perfect video for you. The next video that we’re going to discuss is Ellie’s ‘Beauty Hacks: Fail or Holy Grail? Red Lipstick Concealer, which was uploaded on February 6th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). This is one of the many awesome videos that Ellie has in her channel’s show ‘Beauty Hacks: Fail or Holy Grail’. In this show Ellie tries different internet beauty hacks and let’s us know if it works or not. So if you want to know whether or not you should try an internet beauty hack, then this is the show you’ve been waiting for.

 

The next video that we’re going to talk about is Ellie’s ‘Dia&Co Unboxing Haul & Try On’ video, which was uploaded on August 27th, 2015. In this video we not only get introduce to an awesome subscription site, but also get a sense of Ellie’s personal style (on a side note if you love fashion & wear a size 10-32 then you’ll want to check this site out). In this video Ellie explains why she loves this subscription service, and even models the clothes so you can get a sense of how they fit. If you love fashion then you HAVE to watch this video. The final video that we’re going to talk about is Ellie’s ‘Art Haul: My Agnes Cecile Print Collection’, which was uploaded on February 17th, 2016 (you can check out this video below). I chose this video as the last one that we’re going to discuss because I thought that the subject matter was very unique and intriguing. I love it when beauty gurus use their amazing sense of style in unexpected avenues. It’s videos like this that show how different Ellie is from other beauty/fashion gurus, because she is able to add that special something that makes each video an Ellie original.

 

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YouTube Wednesday: Sophie Foster…your newest fav beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about an awesome beauty/fashion guru that you’ll need to subscribe to right now! If you haven’t heard of Sophie Foster then keep reading to learn all about the YouTuber that all your friends will soon be obsessed with. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

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The first video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘Introduction Video’, which was uploaded on August 26th, 2013. The reason why I wanted to mention this video, is because it not only shows you what you should expect from this channel, but it also shows us how far Sophie has come as an entertainer. It’s interesting to see our fav YouTuber’s first videos because it just reaffirms that they really are just regular people with extraordinary talent. Next up we have Sophie’s ‘My Morning Routine’ video, which was uploaded on May 23rd, 2014 (you can check out the video below). Morning routines can be really interesting to watch because you get cool tips & tricks regarding makeup, hair, food, and so much more! If you want inspiration to make your morning even more fun then you should definitely check out this video.

The next video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie ‘How To Have The BEST Concert Experience’, which was uploaded on May 31st, 2015 (you can check out this video below). Whether you’re preparing to go to your 1st concert or you’re a concert veteran, this is the video for you! In this video Sophie talks about outfit & makeup suggestions, what to/what not to bring/do, & a lot of other essential information that you should know in order to have the best time possible. The final video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘Purple Smokey Glam Makeup Tutorial’, which was uploaded on January 17th, 2016. If you want a step-by step explanation on how to get an amazing smokey eye look that will make you stand out, then you gotta check out this tutorial.

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: Top 3 TV shows that left us to soon in 2014 & 2015

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about everybody’s favorite pastime…watching T.V.! January is an interesting time for T.V., because this is when new seasons premiere, new shows are added to the list of thing’s we’re obsessed with, and our hearts are broken when our fav shows are cancelled. So let’s take a look at some of the shows in 2014 & 2015 that were taken from us far too soon. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
crisis3) Crisis (NBC):
This high action drama was another show that had the potential to be so great. It told the story of what happens when the nation’s most powerful people’s children are kidnapped and held for ransom. We not only got to see the drama that the adults went through as they struggled with their parental love and civil duties, but we also got to see the drama that the kids went though as they tried to survive. This is a show that always kept its’ audience on their toes, so I would have liked to see how it would have continued.

2) Red Band Society (FOX):red band society
This show was able to perfectly balance, romance, drama, tragedy, and comedy in an amazing story of terminal ill teenager who live in a hospital. Even though the show only had a 13 episode run, they did a great job of developing their characters, and it’s obvious that we would have fallen even more in love with these characters as the series continued.
 
twisted 21) Twisted (ABC Family):
This was was another drama that always had us on our toes. This show told the story of a boy named Danny who returns to his hometown after 5 years in a juvenile detention center after being convicted of murdering his aunt. When he returns he reunites with his 2 childhood best friends and soon finds himself accused of committing another murder after a popular girl from his high school dies. In the rest of the season we get romance, lots of drama, and more questions about whether or not Danny really killed his aunt, and if he didn’t what secrets is his family hiding. It’s such a shame that this show ended before we could really dive into the story, and explore these complex characters.
 
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YouTube Wednesday: LeadingLadyBeauty your new guide to all of the latest fashion/beauty trends on YouTube

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about an AMAZING new leadingladybeautyYouTuber that that you will need to subscribe to right now. If you haven’t heard of rising YouTube star LeadingLadyBeauty, aka Jade, then you have to keep reading because you are seriously missing out. Jade’s vibrant and fun personality will entertain you from beginning to end, and her knowledge about all things fashion & beauty related will keep you anxiously awaiting her next video. If you’ve been looking for a new guru to subscribe to, then I highly suggest you check out this channel. Now let’s get to the art you’ve been waiting for, let’s discuss 4 of Jade’s videos. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to discuss is Jade’s ‘Spring Look Book – 2014’ video, which was uploaded on April 13th, 2014. I thought that this was the perfect video to kick things off with because it gives us a glimpse at what Jade’s personal style is like. This video also can give you A LOT of inspiration for cool spring time outfits, that will definitely get you more Instagram likes. This video is very well done, and will definitely give you an idea of what’s to come. Next up we have her ‘Halloween Make Up Tutorial 2014’, which was uploaded on October 19th, 2014 (you can check out the video below).Now once October hits we see A LOT of Halloween makeup tutorials. Even though it’s really fun to play with makeup and hair and recreate our favorite TV/movie/book characters, sometimes we want to create a look that feels like “Halloween”, without fully committing to dressing up. In this video Jade shows us how o create a very cool grunge look, that will help you feel like your participating in Halloween without actually “dressing up”. Definitely a fun alternative if you’re looking for something different this Halloween,

 

Now let’s move on to Jade’s ‘How To Long Hair Routine’, which was uploaded on July 4th, 2015. This is a video that you’re going to want to add to your hair care playlists right now. One of the bad things about the weather changing, is that we have a larger chance of hair & skin damage, so you have to change up your routine a little to save yourself from weather hazards. I really loved this routine because Jade tells us exactly what we have to do in order to achieve this articular look, so if you want to change up your hair care routine, or you don’t have a routine, then this is the video for you. Ok, the final video that we’re going to talk about is Jade’s ‘Primark Haul Autumn 2015’, which was uploaded on October 4th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). Now y’all know that we have to include a haul, because haul’s are amazing! I thought that this was a good video to end this post with because in the 1st video that we talked about, we got to get a sense of what Jade’s style is, in this video we get to see how her style has evolved. Knowing this is really important, because it will make you feel more connected to Jade, and we all know that we love to feel like our fav YouTubers are our best friends. In this video we continue to see Jade’s natural on-camera talent, and the personality and knowledge about beauty/fashion, that will make you fall in love with her channel all over again. The growth that we see from the 1st video to this video, will definitely leave you excited for what’s to come on this channel.

 

Keep up with everything Jade is doing:

YouTube: LeadingLadyBeauty

Blog: leadingladybeauty.co.uk

Twitter: JadeBillington

Instagram: jadebillingtonllb

Facebook: Leadingladybeauty

 

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: Get ready to meet your newest musical obsession Anthem Lights

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday we are going to discuss an INCREDIBLE new band anthem lightsthat you will all be completely addicted to. If you’ve never heard of Anthem Lights then you NEED to keep reading because this amazing bands and covers will instantly hook you from the first note. This band has the amazing ability to cover a wide variety of songs from different genres, and still make each cover sound unique, but also keeps the original vibe that originally made the song a hit. Anthem Lights is a Christian pop/rock band that currently has 379,301 subscribers and over 64 million total channel views on YouTube, and over 72,000 Twitter followers, so if you don’t want to miss out on the music industry’s next big thing then keep reading to learn all about this band’s awesome music. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Anthem Lights’ cover of ‘This I Promise You’ by ‘NSYNC, which was uploaded on February 5th, 2013. I thought that this was an awesome cover to kick things off with because it allows each of the guys in the band to show off their amazing vocal skills. This cover is also a good example of this band’s phenomenal ability to take a song that we love, add the special Anthem Lights touch, and make the song feel like your listening to it for the first time. Next up we have Anthem Lights’ mash-up of the ‘2014 K-Love Fan Awards: Songs of the Year’ nominees, which was uploaded on March 11th, 2014 (you can check out below). This video is so incredible that you’re going to definitely replay it over and over. In this cover, Anthem lights takes multiple Contemporary Christian hits from the 2014 voting year, and combines all of the songs to create a memorable, entertaining video that fans will love (they have also released a 2015 edition so I would check that out too).

 

Now we’re going to talk about Anthem Lights cover of ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train, which was uploaded on March 11th, 2014. This can be a really difficult cover for an artist to pull off because it’s a very popular song, and is still a favorite among Train’s fan base. Once again Anthem Lights does an incredible job of making this song their own without changing what we originally loved about the song. Their vocals of this cover are so perfect that they instantly captivate you, and leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. The last video that we’re going to talk about is one of Anthem Lights’ original songs. It was extremely hard for me to pick just 3 covers to talk about (because all of their covers are amazing), so it was even more difficult to pick just 1 original song to write about I decided to pick a track off of their 2014 album ‘Escape’. Although I really loved all of the songs off of the album, I decided to go with the song ‘Top of the World’, because it’s a fun, energetic song that’s perfect to blast in the car. This song is a MUST HAVE on all of your playlists! The music video for this song was uploaded on YouTube on October 6th, 2014, and is just as fun and zany as the song itself (you can check out the video below). This video will definitely keep you entertained, and anxiously waiting to see what Anthem Lights releases next.

 

Keep up to date with everything Anthem Lights is doing:

YouTube: AnthemLights

Website: anthemlights.com

Twitter: anthemlights

Instagram: anthemlightsband

Facebook: AnthemLights

iTunes: Anthem Lights

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: High Valley, the band that will hook you from the first note

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about an AMAZING Country music high valleyband that you just gotta check out. If you’ve never heard of High Valley then please keep reading! These guys will instantly hook you with their incredible vocals, and insanely catchy songs. If you’re already a fan of this band then you know just how awesome they are, if you haven’t heard of them then prepare to be amazed. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

High Valley is a Canadian Country music band that has already made a HUGE splash in the Country Music scene. Because of this, they have already opened up for music legends such as: Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, and Shania Twain. They have also worked with country music stars such as singer/songwriter/producer Paul Bradt (who has won numerous music awards both in the U.S. and Canada, and also co-wrote the song ‘For You’, which was performed by Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews for the soundtrack of the film ‘We Were Soldiers’). Most recently High Valley  worked with songwriter/producer Seth Mosley (who won a Grammy Award in 2015, and has worked with Contemporary Christian music superstars such as: Michael W. Smith, Mercy Me, Hawk Nelson who we covered in a previous blog which you can check out here: http://celindareyesblog.com/2015/03/monday-memos-hawk-nelson-your-new-favorite-band-has-arrived/, Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, and many others), and co-wrote songs with Ben Stennis (who has worked with country music superstars such as: Jason Aldean, Chase Rice, Tim Hicks), Fred Wilhelm (who has worked with country music legends such as: Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town) and award-winning Canadian country music songwriter Deric Ruttan.

 

Ok, now that you know a little bit about the band, let’s get to the music! Now I really wish that I could talk about all of this music that High Valley has released because it’s AMAZING (if you want me to talk more about this band please leave a comment below), but I choose 3 songs that I feel will really get you excited about High Valley. The first song that we’re going to talk about is High Valley’s cover of Bucky Covington’s 2010 single ‘A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How), which was included on the band’s 2010 self-titled album. I absolutely loved this cover because High Valley slowed the song down just a bit which made it feel fresh, but were also able to keep the vibe of the original version that fans have come to love. Through this cover, High Valley is really able to make you feel the emotion of the lyrics, and you find yourself getting completely lost in the story they tell. The next song that we’re going to talk about is High Valley’s ‘Rescue You’, the 1st single off of their 2014 album ‘Country Line’. This is such a fun, high energy song, that is perfect to sing along to in the car. The message of the song is really sweet, and before you know it you WILL be completely addicted to this song. Ok, the final song that we’re going to talk about today is the band’s latest single off ‘She’s With Me’ (which you can check out the official music video for below).Personally this is one of my favorite High Valley songs, because it’s a really high energy song, with infectious lyrics, and it’s the perfect mix of country with just a touch of indie pop. You will definitely have this song on repeat for a LONG time. After hearing ‘She’s With Me’, I’m really excited to see what this incredible band will do next.

 

Keep up with everything High Valley is doing:

Website: highvalleymusic.com

YouTube: High Valley

Twitter: highvalley

Instagram: hvalley

Facebook: highvalley

ITunes: High Valley

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: 2015 Billboard Music Awards Recap

2015 Billboard music awards

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’, we are going to recap the ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ (yay!!!). This year’s ‘Billboard Music Awards’ were hosted by rapper/actor Ludacris, and model Chrissy Teigen, and was definitely a show that we’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. One part of the show that we were all looking forward to was the premiere of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video. With a large cast of celebrities such as: model/actress Cara Delevingne, supermodel Cindy Crawford, and actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Zendaya, and many more. The music video was very action packed and had a very cool futuristic spy feel to it. This video was definitely unlike anything we have seen from Taylor, and really shows her evolution as an artist. Now let’s move on to the awards, and finally the performances (I’m only going to include a few of the awards & performances that were shown during the show, because if I included everything, I would have y’all here all day. If you want to see the full list of winners and performances, check out billboard.com). So are y’all ready? Ok, let’s go!


Awards:

Top Duo or Group: One Direction

We all had to see this one coming because One Direction has been an unstoppable force ever since their first single dropped in the U.S. They have won tons of awards, broken numerous records, and were recently named the first band in U.S. Billboard history to have their first four debut albums debut at #1.



Top Billboard 200 Album: 1989 by Taylor Swift

Ok now we all know how well 1989 did this year, but honestly what else would you expect from Taylor Swift!?! With hit singles that stayed in our heads all year like Shake It Off, Blank Space, and Style, it’s no wonder that 1989 has ruled 2015 so far.



Top Male Artist: Sam Smith

Now if you’ve listened to the radio at all this year, you are very familiar with Sam Smith’s music. His debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ went platinum, and won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Needless to say he’s had an AMAZING year.




Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

With the success of 1989, it’s obvious that Taylor Swift would have a great chance of winning this award so I honestly don’t think that anyone would be surprised here.



Top Hot 100 Song: ‘All About That Bass’ by Meghan Trainor

Now you know you’ve been singing along to this one ever since it first came out. The fact that ‘All About That Bass’ has gone platinum 6 times in the U.S. definitely proves that Meghan deserves this award. I honestly don’t see this song’s popularity dwindling, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.



Top Artist: Taylor Swift

Again it’s Taylor Swift, she seriously ruled the radio waves this year so none of us are even surprised here.



Performances:

Nick Jonas ‘Jealous’:

So first of all we have to talk about is Nick Jonas’ performance of ‘Jealous’. This song was a really big hit for Nick this year, and the excitement of the crowd showed that this song is still a hit with fans. This performance had a lot of cool elements to it, such as awesome backboard graphics that really made this performance stand out. All in all this was a really cool performance that fans loved from beginning to end.



Mariah Carey ‘Vision of Love’ & ‘Infinity’:

Mariah Carey wowed us next with a performance that had everyone’s attention. She began her performance with her debut hit single ‘Vision of Love’, which is a song that we all still hold near and dear to our hearts. Next up we got to hear her new track ‘Infinity’. This performance definitely showed that Mariah is still able to impact is with her music, and will be an artist that we’ll keep coming back to for infinity.

 

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth ‘See You Again’:

Ok now this is a song that we all have had on repeat for a while now and honestly you have to admit that you still cry whenever you hear it (Honestly how many times have you seen that music video featuring Paul Walker and just started to cry. #RIPPaulWalker). At the award show Wiz and Charlie were joined by YouTube star Lindsey Sterling who, as usual, blew us away with her amazing violin skills as. The vibe of the performance was very intimate and chilled which definitely made us all want to seriously cry. The emotionally charged lyrics were definitely front and center during this performance, due to Charlie and Wiz’s ability to deliver the song in a way that made us all feel the message of the song (seriously when Charlie started choking up during the song, I thought that I was going to lose it).


Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea ‘Pretty Girls’:

This was another performance that everyone was looking forward too, because we love Britney, and we love Iggy, so when you put them together it’s just perf! This performance had a very 80s feel to it, and was such a fun number to watch. It was so interesting to see these two collab because their musical styles are so different, so it’s exciting to see what they will each do next.


Tori Kelly ‘Nobody Love’:

The ‘Kia One To Watch Artist’ Tori Kelly was up next, and she really showed how talented she truly is. It was amazing to see her completely captivate the audience without any special staging or effects. It really made you feel like you were able to personally connect with Tori and fall even more in love with her music. This performance made me really excited to see what’s next for her.



Simple Minds ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me):

This was certainly one of the night’s most talked about performance, due to the fact that the cult classic movie ‘The Breakfast Club’ turned 30 this year. This performance had a very rock concert sort of vibe and the crowd was just completely hooked from beginning to end. It’s really fun to see so many different people rocking out to their favorite song, and the energy was definitely brought up A LOT during the this performance.


Imagine Dragons ‘Stand By Me’ (Ben E. King cover):

The last performance that we’re going to discuss is Imagine Dragon’s amazing performance of ‘Stand By Me’. This is a song that we all know and love, so it was so great to see that Imagine Dragons did their best to keep the original feel of the song intact, and molded their musical style to best fit the song. This was another tear jerking moment due to Ben E. King’s tragic passing recently, but I thought that this was a beautiful way for his incredible talent to be honored.

 

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: xxmakeupiscoolxx…the beauty guru whose channel is as cool as her name

 

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about a YouTuber that I have been addicted to for a LONG time, and that I know y’all will love! If you aren’t already watching Katharine Ward (aka xxmakeupiscoolxx) on repeat, then you are missing out. Through her videos, Katharine is able to show that she is a funny, clever, fun to watch YouTube guru who is very knowledgeable about makeup, fashion, and so much more. I really love it when a YouTuber shows that they are multitalented because it makes their channel more interesting. Trust me, once you start watching Katharine’s videos, you will not be able to stop. So if you’re ready to meet your favorite new YouTuber then read on!

 

The first video on Katharine’s channel is her review of the ‘Mane and Tail’ shampoo and conditioner, which was uploaded on May 10th, 2012 (here’s the link: Review: Mane and Tail Shampoo). I really liked this review because it’s the first time that we really get to see her personality shine through. I really like the review because it’s detailed but not boring, and basically answers any questions you might have about the product. Katharine really made me trust her opinion, and left me feeling like I could continue watching her reviews without fear that she isn’t being truthful about her opinions. She also seems to be very comfortable in front of the camera, and makes you want to continue watching her videos. The next video that we are going to discuss is Katharine’s ‘Dad Does My Makeup’ tag video, which was uploaded on August 13th, 2013 (link: Dad Does My Makeup). This is probably one of my favorite tag videos ever, because Katharine and her dad are so much fun to watch. It’s really cool to see the great bond that they seem to have, which made the video really interesting. I also thought that having her dad do the tag video with her was a really interesting idea that made the video really unique. It was also really fun to see that her dad seemed to take the tag seriously and actually knew what the cosmetics were called and how to use some of them (bonus points!). I liked that the video was an interesting balance between seriousness and fun.

 

Ok, next up we have Katharine’s ‘Valentine’s Day Hair and Makeup’ tutorial which was uploaded on February 2nd, 2014 (here’s a link: Getting Ready ♡ Valentines Day Makeup & Hair Tutorial). I thought that this would be a really awesome video for y’all because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I absolutely loved this tutorial, because the hair and makeup looks were cute, fun, and not too over the top. This tutorial is really easy to follow, and is a look that you recycle for any occasion where you want to look cute but not like you’re trying too hard. The last video that we’re gonna talk about today is her ‘Black Friday Haul 2014’ video which was uploaded on November 28th, 2014 (here’s the link: Black Friday Haul 2014!!! + AM I DOING VLOGMAS?!). You know that we can’t have a blog post without a haul video included, because haul videos are life. So….here it goes! I think that the best thing about watching Black Friday haul videos is that you get all the excitement of shopping without having to actually go out and do it (or spend money). I absolutely loved that the haul showcased various clothing pieces and other fun stuff, so there is something in the video for everyone, no matter what your style and tastes are. Doesn’t all this make you want to check out Katharine’s other videos? Me too! Make sure you subscribe to xxmakeupiscoolxx, and also follow Katharine on all of her social media accounts below.

 

Keep up with Katharine!:

YouTube: xxmakeupiscoolxx

Vlog YouTube Channel: IHeartVlogging

Twitter: Katharine Ward (@makeupiscoool) | Twitter

Facebook: xxmakeupiscoolxx | Facebook

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: lovinglaurenx…the YouTuber that you’ll be lovin in 2015

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to discuss a new YouTuber that you need to watch in 2015. Lauren aka lovinglaurenx is a fashion/beauty/lifestyle guru who is quickly making her mark on YouTube. She is one of those unique YouTubers who is able to share her knowledge of beauty and fashion in a way that is informative, fun, and keeps you coming back for more. In a short 2 years, she has been able to gain 213,237 subscribers, and 16,394,641 total channel views. One of the things that I find particularly incredible about Lauren’s channel is that she is using her influence and YouTube exposure to give her subscribers advice about how to have more confidence, achieve their dreams, and live a happy life. Honestly you have to love a beauty guru who knows that the most beautiful thing about all of us is what’s on the inside. So now…let’s start talking about the video! K? OK!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Lauren’s first video, which is a ‘Revlon Nail Polish Haul’, which was uploaded on February 8th, 2012 (here’s the link: Revlon Nail Polish Haul). I thought that this was a really good first video, because you could tell that Lauren was not just emulating what other gurus do, but was using their influence to create her own style. The review was informative and impartial (which I love because it’s cool to get an unbiased opinion from your fav beauty experts). This is a really good introduction to what sort of an entertainer Lauren is, and will definitely make you excited to see more. So…let’s see more! Next up we have Lauren’s ‘My Everyday Winter Routine’ video, which was uploaded on December 14th, 2012 (here’s a link for y’all: My Everyday Winter Routine ❄ (Makeup, Hair & Outfit!) . Even though this video is 2 years old, I thought that y’all could watch it and draw inspiration for your own winter looks. My favorite part of this video, is that the looks are easy to replicate, and give off a very chill, laid-back vibe that is also very cute. These looks are absolutely perfect for work, school, or if you’re just too lazy to put a lot of effort in your look (which is basically me every day).

 

Now we’re going to discuss Lauren’s 2013 ‘Fall Haul’, which was uploaded on September 22nd, 2013 (link here: FALL HAUL ft. Victorias Secret, B&BW, Ipsy & More!) . Y’all knew that a haul video review was coming because let’s face it…haul videos are perf. I just love them, and I know y’all do too. I mean what’s better than being able to shop and not spend any money? It’s like Pinterest set to video! Moving on. I love this haul because Lauren shows items from stores that most of her viewers probably have access too, and she showed that she loves a good deal (I mean if you get a good deal on stuff then you have more money to shop even more…everybody wins!). I also like that Lauren showed a wide variety of clothes, accessories, makeup, and other items, because all of her viewers have things that they will love from this video. The next video that we’re going to talk about is Lauren’s ‘What’s Important to You? video, which was uploaded on February 27th, 2014 (here’s the link: What’s IMPORTANT to YOU? ♥ Finding Yourself, Growing Up & Traveling!) . I thought that this was a fun video to talk about because I love it when YouTubers take the time to make advice/inspirational videos for their fans. It’s really cool as a YouTube fan, to feel close to your fav YouTubers, by hearing about their stories, struggles, and triumphs, and feeling that maybe one day you can live out your dreams just like they are living out their dreams. The last video that we’re going to discuss in this post is Lauren’s ‘My Top 5 Netflix TV Shows’, which was uploaded on November 26th, 2014 (click here to view for awesomeness: MY TOP 5 NETFLIX TV SHOWS!) . I thought that this was such a fun video idea, because let’s face it; we’re ALL hopelessly addicted to Netflix. I really loved that all of the shows that she profiled were from different genres, so you WILL find shows that you love. It’s fun to see our fav YouTubers fangirl out (because we all fangirl…several times a day…about everything). So that’s all for now people of the internet! I hope y’all enjoyed this blog post, please subscribe to Lauren’s cannel, and if YOU have any YouTubers that you want me to showcase on here then please let me know. See y’all in 2015!!!

 

Keep up to date with everything Lauren is doing:

YouTube: lovinglaurenx

YouTube Vlog Channel: laurenslifexo

Twitter: Lauren (@lovinglaurenx) | Twitter

Tumblr: recklessgirlxo.tumblr.com

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: BriannaxBeautyx…the beauty guru who is quickly rising to the top

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about another AMAZING beauty/fashion guru who you NEED to know about. I was randomly looking on YouTube (because I’m always randomly on YouTube), and I stumbled across a channel that I am now so in love with, and I know y’all will be too! If you’re not already familiar with BriannaxBeautyx, then you need to subscribe to her channel right now (I mean like right this very second…finish reading this and then please go subscribe to this channel, because you’ll become obsessed). Brianna is a 13 year old beauty/fashion guru from Ohio, who is also a musician (here’s the link to her music channel: Brianna Nicole). With her knowledge about all things beauty/fashion related, witty banter, and natural on-camera charisma and honesty, I anticipate that Brianna will soon become one of the queens of YouTube. So get ready to meet your newest fav YouTuber.

 

The first video we’re going to discuss is Brianna’s ‘Makeup of The Day’ video (here’s a link: Makeup Of The Day! ), which was uploaded on June 10th, 2012. I picked this video because it’s the first beauty video that she uploaded, and I feel that you can really see her raw talent as a beauty guru. You can really see how a YouTuber grows from their first video, and in 2 years’ time, Brianna has grown A LOT from this initial video. I do think that the look that she shows on this video is a nice, easy to copy look for anyone just starting to wear makeup, because she shows exactly which products and colors she uses. The next video that we’re going to discuss is Brianna’s ’10 Products I would repurchase Tag’ (here’s the link to the video: 10 products I would repurchase TAG!), which was uploaded on February 17th, 2013. I thought that this would be a fun video to talk about because it’s an easy to find out different beauty guru’s favorite products. Personally I like watching these videos because you get honest opinions about lots of different products, so you find out which products you should purchase, and which ones you should skip (so you can save your money and do even more shopping. I really enjoyed Brianna’s video because it was a fun mix of high-end and drugstore products. She also explained why she chose each product, which is perfect for someone who is starting to learn about makeup.

 

Next up we have the ‘Summer Clothing Haul 2014’ video (here’s a link: Summer Clothing Haul 2014! {VS Pink, Hollister & More!}, which was uploaded on June 10th, 2014. Now y’all know that I had to include a haul video in this piece because haul videos are AMAZING! This video really gives viewers a glimpse into Brianna’s personal style. I really liked that the items she showed were trendy, very style neutral (meaning most people would probably like these pieces regardless of your personal style), and affordable enough that if you like the pieces shown you could probably buy the same items, or something similar. The last video we are going to talk about is Brianna’s ‘Back To School: Emergency Kit For Girls!’ video (link: Back To School: Emergency Kit For Girls!), which was uploaded on August 23rd, 2014. I thought that this was a really cool video idea, that y’all would enjoy, and the video is actually really helpful so I suggest you all watch it. I think that Brianna mentions a lot of really good beauty/personal items that you should have with you at school or work. This video will definitely help you avoid a lot of common embarrassing situations so I would suggest you watch this video closely. Lastly, I really love how you can see just how much Brianna has grown as a YouTube over the past 2 years. I’m really excited to see where she goes from here, because she is definitely a star on the rise that we all need to look out for.

 

Keep up with Brianna!:

YouTube: BriannaxBeautyx

Twitter: brianna (@BriannaxBeautyx) | Twitter

Instagram: brianna (@BriannaxBeautyx) | Twitter

Tumblr: briannaaanicole

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Brianna, Briannaxbeautyx, all of the products/companies that Brianna mentioned in any of the videos I used in this blog post, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

 

 

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