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YouTube Wednesday: Sophie’s Series…the booktuber that you will love fangirling out with

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about an amazing BookTuber that you NEED to be subscribed to. I’m serious. Go subscribe right now & then we’ll continue. Don’t worry I’ll wait. Did you subscribe? Awesome! Now that you’ve already made one great decision today, make another one by sticking around to find out why you’ll love Sophie’s channel (trust me you made the right decision by subscribing). Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘The Booktube Newbie Tag!’, which was uploaded on March 27th, 2015 (you can check out this video below). This is a really great video to start off with because it allows you to not only get a glimpse of Sophie’s personality, but also her love of books. In this video Sophie allows us to really feel like we know her by explaining why she started a BookTube channel, what book/book series got her into reading, and what fun & unique things she can bring to the BookTube community. After watching this video you’ll feel like Sophie is already your bestie, and it will leave you wanting to know even more about her. Luckily for us, we can learn more about Sophie in her ‘FIVE OF MY AUTO BUY AUTHORS’ video, which was uploaded on July 10th, 2015. Honestly you can learn A LOT about a person based off of who their fav authors are. When you’re a bookworm you read A LOT of books, and I mean A LOT of books so because of this, we all have a small list of authors who we love so much that you can blindly buy any book they release and know that you’ll likely fall in love with it. It’s fun to see our fav BookTubers nerd out with us.

Next up we have Sophie’s ‘BOOKS I’M BRINGING TO COLLEGE!’ video, which was uploaded on September 26th, 2015. Ok, real talk for a second everyone. Now if you’re a book nerd then you know that this is a problem that you either have faced, or will face in your lifetime. For most of us books are like family, they take you to far away places when you need an escape, put a smile on your face during good times, and offer you a warm sheet to cry on during bad times. So the prospect of leaving behind these treasures when we pursue higher education is really sad. Luckily, Sophie is here to remind us that it’s fine if you take some of your books with you on this adventure they call college, and even describes how she decided which books to take. This video is a MUST WATCH for all book addicts. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2016’ video, which was uploaded on January 9th, 2016 (you can check out the video below). In this video Sophie gives us a list of some of the INCREDIBLE books she’s excited for this year, and also a quick summary of why she’s excited for these books. If you love books then this video will definitely get you hyped for the many awesome 2016 releases (it’s going to be a VERY good year people of the internet!). So now that you’re completely addicted to Sophie’s channel, go check out the rest of her videos, I promise that this is one channel that you’ll constantly have on replay.

 

Keep up with everything Sophie is reading!:

YouTube: Sophie’s Series

Twitter: sophiesseries

Instagram: sophiesseries

Goodreads: Sophie’s Series

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: Olivia Rouyre…the fashion/beauty guru that will help you kick off 2016 with style

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about an awesome new YouTuberolivia rouyre that y’all need to check out. If you haven’t heard of Olivia Rouyre then you are missing out on a funny, cool, and very knowledgeable YouTuber that will instantly enchant you with her bubbly personality. On her channel you’ll find a wide variety of beauty/fashion/and lifestyle videos that you will replay over and over all winter long. So if you’re ready to meet you’re fav new YouTuber then keep reading. Ready? Ok, let’s go!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Olivia’s ‘Whisper Challenge’ video, which was uploaded on January 18th, 2015 (you check out this video below). Now we know that we all still love The Whisper Challenge because it’s just so funny. Olivia’s sister Sixtine is also featured in this video, and together they make this video unbelievably funny. Even if you think that you’re tired of watching Whisper Challenge videos, you should check this video out because it will make you fall in love with this challenge all over again. Next up we have Olivia’s ‘My OTP + Losing a Toe + How I Started Modeling #ASKLIV’ video, which was uploaded on August 12th, 2015. This is a really interesting video that will help you not only learn about Olivia, but also learn how she became a model (who knows maybe you can use this video to launch your own career). I think that as YouTube viewers we love Q&A videos because they make us feel closer to our fav YouTuber stars and helps us see them as regular people, not just internet stars.

 

Next up we have Olivia’s ‘What’s On My IPhone 6s + How I Edit My Instagram Photos’ video, which was uploaded on November 7th, 2015 (you can check this video out below). If you have or are thinking of getting an IPhone, this is a great video to check out so you can discover new apps to fall in love with. Also, if you want to increases your Instagram likes then you can use the photo editing tips & tricks that Olivia mentions in this video (if you see her Instagram then you’ll know that she’s a pro at this!). The final video that we’re going to discuss is Olivia’s ‘What I Got For Christmas 2015’ video, which was uploaded on December 27th, 2015. If you’re looking to spend those Christmas gift cards or if you want to treat yourself to a late Christmas present then this video is a MUST SEE. In this video Olivia discusses a wide range of products so there’s guaranteed to be something (or many things that you’ll want to check out.

 

Keep up with everything Olivia is doing:

YouTube: Olivia Rouyre

Twitter: oliviarouyre

Instagram: oliviarouyre

 

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Olivia Rouyre, Sixtine Rouyre, and all companies, individuals, corporations, managers, writers, producers, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post or the videos mentioned and/or featured in this post, and all 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.

 

YouTube Wednesday: Need Halloween outfit inspiration? These channels have you covered

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday; we are going to continue our Halloween series by 2015 halloween costumes mix yotube wednesdaytalking about one of the most important parts of Halloween (no not the candy, although that is VERY important), we’re going to talk about Halloween costumes! We’re VERY close to October 31st, so if you don’t already have your Halloween costume ready then these videos will help you out. Most of the videos don’t involve too much extra work, except #1 which involves some sewing. So now let’s get to the costumes! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

3) The first video that we’re going to talk about is the ’30 Last-minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas’ by CloeCouture, which was uploaded on October 25th, 2014. I really loved this video because it is such a cool and creative video. Most of the costumes are made up of stuff you can either buy or make easily, and there are so many costumes in the video that I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll fall in love with. Whether you want your costume this year to look cute, unique, or you want to look like your favorite TV/movie/book character or pop culture figure, you’ll find the PERFECT costume for you. Also, the video is EXTREMELY entertaining to watch, so it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss!

 

 

 

2) Next up we have the ‘DIY Last Minute Easy & Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas for Teens’ by Alexa Mae video, which was uploaded on October 16th, 2015. Alexa is a YouTuber that we’ve spoken about before (you can check out that blog post here:YouTube Wednesday: Alexa Mae…the new YouTuber that you will spend your whole spring break obsessing over), and this video just continues to prove what an amazing guru she has become. In this video she shows us how to easily make 3 costumes that will be perfect for anyone who wants a unique/cute look this Halloween. My personal favorite is the popcorn costume, but they’re all AMAZING so definitely check this one out.

 

1) ‘DIY “THE DRESS”/DRESSGATE HALLOWEEN COSTUME’ by TheSorryGirls, which was uploaded on October 15th, 2015. Ok y’all it’s back, THE DRESS. You know the dress that divided the internet, and haunted our nightmares for weeks, yup that dress. As soon as I saw this video I knew that it had to make the list because this costume is just so amazing. It does require some sewing, but this costume is so worth it. If you want a super unique video that will give your friends a laugh this Halloween then definitely check out this video.

 

 

 

 

  •  All credit goes to YouTube, CleoCouture, Alexa Mae, TheSorryGirls, any and all original owners of any copyrighted material such as characters, songs, etc., used in any of the videos used in this blog post, all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

YouTube Wednesday: Stephanie Carina…your newest YouTube bestie!!!

Hello people of the Internet! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to talk about fashion/beauty/DIY guru Stephanie CarinaStephanie Carina. This rising YouTube star is quickly winning the hearts of fans worldwide, and has gained a loyal following of 94,597 subscribers (or besties as she likes to call them), and 1,391,821 total channel views. I am really excited to feature Stephanie this week, because her videos are super addicting! Once you watch Stephanie’s videos, her fun and bubbly personality will instantly make you feel as if you’re talking to your best friend (and the best part is this best friend has the GREATEST fashion, beauty, & DIY tips!). So now let’s get to the fun part…the videos! Ready? Let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Stephanie’s ‘DIY Pumpkin Spice Milkshake | Starbucks Inspired!’ video, which was uploaded on October 9th, 2014 (check out the video below). This is traditionally more of a fall treat, but who doesn’t love the idea of having Pumpkin Spice milkshakes all year long. Stephanie gives very detailed step by step instructions that make these milkshakes easy to prepare. These milkshakes are perfect for a party, or relaxing while you watch your fav YouTube videos, so you should definitely try them out! Next up we have Stephanie’s ‘How to Pack Healthy Lunches for School or Work! Quick & Easy!’ video, which was uploaded on November 15th, 2014. If you’re freaking out because you’ve waited until now to get in shape then don’t worry because Stephanie has you covered! The recipes in this video are easy/quick to make, and will give you a break from your typical lunch. This video also features really cute lunch boxes that are designed to help you correctly portion your food (you gotta love it when staying healthy is easy).

Now we’re going  to talk about Stephanie’s ‘The Real Way to Fake Naturally Curly Hair WITHOUT HEAT!’ video, which was uploaded on March 26th, 2015. Ok let’s be real for a second. Spring/Summer is the perfect time to rock awesome curls, but it’s also the worst time of the year to use excessive heat on your hair. This videos shows you how to use an inexpensive product to make beautiful curls without any heat. It’s definitely worth checking out. The last video we’re going to discuss is Stephanie’s ‘Music Festival Inspired DIYs! Tumblr and Coachella Inspired!!!’ video, which was uploaded on April 12th, 2015. This is a MUST SEE video for all music festival junkies (or if you just like to look really cool). The various DIYs in this video are super easy to make, and look AMAZING! So check out the video below, and prepare to make all your friends jealous by how cool you look.

 

Keep up with everything Stephanie is doing:

YouTube: Stephanie Carina

Twitter: stephiecarina

Instagram: stephaniecarina

 

 

  • All credit goes to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Stephanie Carina,  Starbucks, Coachella, all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

YouTube Wednesday: Clarissa May…the rising YouTube star that you will spend all your time obsessing over

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to look at a rising YouTube star that you’ll clarissa mayinstantly want to subscribe to. Clarissa May is a 15 year old beauty/fashion/DIY guru and dancer. Along with her beauty channel, she also has a dance channel called Live On Pointe, where she posts Q&As, tutorials, demonstrations, and a lots of other cool things related to dance (definitely check this channel out too). What I like most about Clarissa’s beauty/fashion channel, is that she really shows off her creativity with her channel, and constantly pushes the quality of her videos to higher and higher limits. So…now let’s get to the videos! Ready? Let’s go!!!


The first video we’re going to talk about is Clarissa’s ‘Get Ready With Me Photoshoot’, video which was uploaded on August 30th, 2014. I love how Clarissa explains her process step by step so it’s easy to replicate this look. This is a really good video to check out if you want to find a new look for any upcoming events such as graduation, or a party. Ok, the next video we’re going to talk about is Clarissa’s ‘DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Costume’, which was uploaded on October 26th, 2014 (you can check out the video below). I think y’all will really LOVE this video because it’s really creative and inexpensive to make. Another good thing about this costume idea is you can customize it to fit your individual style, and you can look cute for any selfies that the day brings (and if you take a selfie holding a Starbucks drink that’s the same as your costume then you can bring a new meaning to the #twinning!).

The next video we’re going to discuss is Clarissa’s ‘Silver Smokey Eye for Beginners’, which was uploaded on February 19th, 2015. Now if you’re like A LOT of us, we’ll, smokey eyes lead to issues. I mean what’s worse than spending all these time struggling to make your eyes look awesome and then someone asks “why do you have two black eyes” (#epicfail). The final video that we’re going to talk about is the Clarissa’s ‘Pinterest in Real Life’, which was uploaded on May 1st, 2015 (you can check out the video below). I thought that this was a fun change from the usual videos we discuss because it’s a really funny, comedic video. The video explains what happens sometimes, when we try and fail to mimic stuff we see on Pinterest. It’s a really funny video that’s honestly not only hilarious, but so relatable.

 

Keep up with everything Clarissa is doing:

YouTube:clarissamay09

Twitter:Clarissa May (@clarissa_may_) | Twitter

Instagram:Clarissa May (@clarissamay_) • Instagram

Tumblr:Clarissa May

Facebook:Live On Pointe | Facebook

 

 

 

  •  All credit goes to YouTube, liveonpointe.blogspot.com, Clarissa May, Starbucks, Pinterest, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, Gordon Bowker, Howard Schultz, Kevin Johnson, Cold Brew Labs, Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Live On Pointe, all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

Monday Memos: Interview with YOUR new fav band Crossley Hunter

crossley hunter interview

 

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’, we have an AMAZING new interview with rising band Crossley Hunter (you can check out my 1st blog post about them here: Monday Memos: Crossley Hunter…the newest band on the rise that YOU need to know about | celindareyesblog). In this interview I got to speak to Justin Hammond (who is the vocalist/guitarist in Crossley Hunter), about how the band formed, where they got their awesome name, and so much more! Please remember to look out for the band’s 1st full length album, which will drop later this year (don’t worry I’ll keep y’all updated on the release date!), and support Crossley Hunter by checking out their newest song ‘Devil Smiling’ (you will be ADDICTED to it, trust me!). Also remember that if you’re in the area, definitely check out Crossley Hunter on April 23rd at the Rancho Relaxo in Toronto, Ontario & on May 4th, at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario. Ok are y’all ready? Let’s jump into the interview!

 

 

Celinda: Let’s start off with who/what inspired you to pursue a career in the music industry?

Justin: To be honest, I just decided I wanted to try playing guitar when I was younger because I was never huge into sports or anything. So my uncle took me out one weekend and helped me pick out my first guitar, and then I started taking some basic lessons. I soon realized that I had the most fun experimenting and trying to write my own stuff, and after about ten thousand hours of that, I started to kind of get the hang of it.

 

 

Celinda: Cool, so how did Crossley Hunter form, and what inspired your name?

Justin: Crossley Hunter essentially started a bit after Michelle and I started dating. We had met at a local show that my old high school band was playing, and started dating soon after. We had been together for several months before I even knew she played music, but I was pretty surprised to find out she was a classically trained pianist. She had given up playing when she was younger, but I sort of convinced her to start playing with me and experimenting with some of the music I had been writing. After we had a few songs written, I found out that her brother Jay had played guitar in a few bands growing up, and that he was also a pretty talented drummer. So he started playing and writing tunes with us, but we were still short a bass player. That’s when we got the idea to go out and buy a bass guitar for their other brother Joe (who also happened to be very musically talented). We jammed with various lead guitar players under various different band names over the years, but we eventually settled on the name Crossley Hunter for no other reason than it being the name of the road that Michelle, Jay, and Joe grew up on, and where we jammed at the time.

 

 

Celinda: That is such an interesting story! So which artists/bands would you say have influenced your sound?

Justin: I can’t speak for anyone else in the band, but some of my biggest musical influences growing up would have to be Matthew Good, Third Eye Blind, Our Lady Peace, Alien Ant Farm, Saves the Day, Weezer, the Pixies, Boys Night out, Radiohead… but that’s just to name a few. I listened to a variety of different stuff over the years.

 

 

Celinda: Staying on the topic of influences, which artists/bands have influenced your sound that might surprise your fans?

Justin: Well, listening to our music, most people probably wouldn’t think of The Doors as being a huge influence. But I’ve always been a huge Jim Morrison fan…. his vocal style has had a huge impact on mine.

 

 

Celinda: Now let’s move on and talk about your upcoming album. First of all I just want to say that ‘Devil Smiling’ is an awesome song that I’m completely addicted to. Is this song a good indication of the vibe of the rest of your upcoming album?

Justin: First of all, it’s so great to hear that you dig the tune! Your review of Devil Smiling was more than generous, so we’d like to thank you for that! To answer the question, I’d say that song is a pretty good representation of the album as a whole – which is why we’ve decided on it as the first track. I think the majority of the album has a similar feel… however there are a couple curve balls in there – just to keep things interesting! I mean, we really wanted John Wozniak to agree to sing on a song on the album, so we ended up writing a tune that kind of catered more to his brand of folk rock song writing. So in short: we do change up the pace and feel for a few of the tracks, but they all sound like Crossley Hunter.

 

 

Celinda: I’m so glad that you enjoyed my review of Devil Smiling! Based on what you’ve just told me, I’m honestly even more excited to hear the album! So, I know it’s probably hard to pick favorites, but what’s one song off of the upcoming album that you’re really excited for fans to hear? If you can’t give us a name, then can you say whether it’s a more upbeat song, or a ballad?

Justin: Umm, there’s a few that I’m pretty excited for people to hear. The song that John sings on called “Stomp, Clap, Drink” is a really fun tune, and it’s something different for us, so I’m interested to hear what people think of it. Another one I’m pretty proud of is the album closer “Aphelion” – it’s just got kind of a dark, raw feel to it that came through really well during the recording process.

 

 

Celinda: I’ll definitely look out for those songs. So what’s one thing you wish you had known about the music industry before entering it?

Justin: Well… it’s hard to choose just one thing, but I’d say what probably stands out most to me, is the ridiculous amounts of effort that independent musicians have to put in to get even minimal recognition. I don’t think the average person realizes just how hard aspiring musicians work, and how much of their effort ends up being entirely in vain. I know that in recent years especially, I’ve personally been feeling more and more cynical about the idea of ever accomplishing the goal of becoming an established musician – but then I have to stop myself and realize that that’s not really the reason I write music in the first place. The real value of writing and playing music lies in catharsis. Without this outlet, I think I’d be pretty spun.

 

 

Celinda: I love that answer, it’s very insightful. So I know that you guys have some live performances coming up, do you have anything special that you do either individually and/or as a band to prepare for a live performance?

Justin: Besides lots of practice? Nothing really comes to mind, other than maybe having a drink or two beforehand to help take the edge off!

 

 

Celinda: Cool, so what advice do you have for anyone who wants to get into the music industry?

Justin: I think this is a good place to pick up where I left off earlier: any aspiring musician should be prepared for years and years of hard work that may ultimately go entirely unappreciated. But again, if you’re just ‘in it to win it’, then you’re going about it the wrong way anyways. The only reason anybody should be wasting their time on music is if they truly enjoy it. Besides, the sense of community that comes with being involved in some of these local music scenes is worth all the effort alone. Some of the best people I’ve ever met came into my life as a direct result of my involvement in these independent music scenes, so for me, that alone has made all the effort worth the while.

 

 

Celinda: Lastly, do you have anything else you’d like to say to any of your fans who are reading this interview?

Justin: I’d just like to say that we all really appreciate anyone and everyone who gives us the time of day, and everyone who has, and continues to support us by coming out to shows and such. We’re extremely excited to release our first full length album this summer, and we really hope that everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoy playing it!

 

 

Celinda: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me today!

Justin: Thank you for having interest in our music, and thanks again for the thoughtful review you did for us!

 

 

Keep up with Crossley Hunter:

Twitter: Crossley Hunter (@crossleyhunter) | Twitter

Instagram: @crossleyhunter • Instagram

Reverbnation: Crossley Hunter

Facebook: Crossley Hunter | Facebook

 

If you haven’t already heard Crossley Hunter’s new song ‘Devil Smiling’, then check it out below

 

 

  • All credit goes to Crossley Hunter, Twitter, Facebook, Reverbnation, Instagram, Blacktop Records, Ben Andress, John Wozniak, Marcy Playground, Mike Norberg,The Dying Arts, Capitol Records, The Agency Group, Mushroom Studio,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Thirty Seconds To Mars, 3 Doors Down, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Rancho Relaxo, The Rockpile, Alien Ant Farm, all companies, individuals, corporations, managers, record labels, writers, producers, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

YouTube Wednesday: Kurt Hugo Schneider…the producer/director behind all your favorite YouTube musicians

Kurt Hugo Schneider

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to talk about director/music producer Kurt Hugo Schneider! Kurt is one of the AMAZING YouTube producers that has worked with so many of our fav musicians (both YouTubers and mainstream musicians). I guarantee that you’re VERY familiar with Kurt already, but just in case you’re new to his awesomeness, Ready? Ok let’s go!

 

Kurt began his online career in 2008, when he and his friend Sam Tsui released a cover of ‘Can I Have This Dance’ from the movie ‘High School Musical 3’ (this is the first video that is on their YouTube channel as of 3/31/2015). In this video, Kurt accompanies Sam on the piano, and also added cool effects on the video that make it look like multiple copies of Sam are singing at the same time. Kurt continued to post videos with Sam, with other people, and also solo, before he posted a cover that would begin to change his channel. On July 24th, 2009 Kurt uploaded a new cover with Sam Tsui, which was an a cappella Michael Jackson Medley, which features Kurt beatboxing (I included the video below so y’all can check it out). This video got a lot of media attention for Kurt & Sam, and is still one of their most popular videos with over 33 million total views. In 2009 & 2010, Kurt’s channel started growing so much that he & Sam were featured on: The Bonnie Hunt Show, Oprah, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since then Kurt’s channel has definitely not slowed down, & he has worked with INCREDIBLE artists such as: Jason Derulo, Victoria Justice, Max Schneider (who we have already talked about, click here to read about him: ‘YouTube Wednesday’: Max Schneider, Hollywood’s longest kept secret | celindareyesblog), Alyson Stoner, Keke Palmer, Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz, and so many more. Now that we know how Kurt built such an awesome channel, let’s move on to some of the bigger projects he has released.

 

Now let’s talk about some of the other amazing projects Kurt has been a part of (and remember guys that I’m just giving you a quick little highlight reel because honestly we could be here for days talking about why Kurt is so awesome). Kurt (along with Max Schneider) co-wrote the song ‘Standing In China’, which is on pop singer Cody Simpson’s album ‘Paradise’ (which was released in 2012). Another really awesome collaboration that Kurt did was a ‘Holiday Medley’ with Victoria Justice & Max Schneider which was uploaded on December 14th, 2012. This cool mash-up of popular Christmas songs features multiple videos that were played on multiple Sprint phones, that give the illusion that the vocalists in the videos are jumping from one phone to another phone (sorta hard to explain, but check out the video below to check out the greatness! In 2013, Kurt teamed up with Coca-Cola to create music videos (along with some really talented vocalists) where Kurt covered ‘Feel So Close’ by Calvin Harris & ‘Little Talks’ by Of Monsters and Men (this is the only cover that feature an instrument because the other artist in the video is a cellist) for their ‘The Sounds of AHH’ campaign. In the covers, Kurt is shown making the track playing only Coca-Cola bottles, glasses and cans. Like I said, this is only a small sample of the cool videos you’ll find on Kurt’s channel, so definitely add him to your “must watch” list!

 

 

YouTube: KurtHugoSchneider

2nd YouTube Channel: Kurt

Twitter: kurthschneider

Instagram: KurtSchneider

Website: Kurt Hugo Schneider

Facebook: Kurt Schneider | Facebook

 

 

  • All credit goes to Kurt HugoSchneider, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, kurthugoschneider.com, Facebook, High School Musical 3, Sam Tsui, Michael Jackson, The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Bonnie Hunt, all of the writers/producers/and other businesses, companies, mangers, and record labels who were involved with the production of Can I Have this Dance from High School Musical 3, Cody Simpson, Jason Derulo, Victoria Justice, Max Schneider, Alyson Stoner, Keke Palmer, Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz, Sprint, Coca-Cola, Calvin Harris, Of Monsters and Men, Atlantic Records, DJ Frank E, Adam Messinger, Nasri, Shawn Campbell, Dr. Luke, Supa Dups Alex Dezen, Chris Morris, Drew Pearson, and all companies, individuals, corporations, managers, record labels, writers, producers, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post and/or are mentioned in any of the videos mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

YouTube Wednesday: SouthernBelle606…the channel that’s all about beauty, fashion, and fun

SouthernBelle606Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about your soon to be newest YouTube obsession, SouthernBelle606 (aka Meredith), a 17 year old beauty/fashion guru from Alabama. Her fun, outgoing personality will make you completely addicted to her videos, and you can always count on her to have the best fashion/beauty tips & tricks. So if you’re ready to learn about another YouTuber that you will spend all your free time watching, let’s jump into the blog post!


The first video that we’re going to talk about is Meredith’s ‘Get Ready with Me: A Day of Summer Vacation + My First Video’, which was uploaded on June 13th, 2013. I thought that this was such a fun video to talk about because it really shows just how much Meredith has grown as an entertainer. In this first video Meredith is a little shy, but we still get glimpses of the fun personality that keeps her viewers coming back. This video also shows that Meredith is very knowledgeable about beauty & fashion, which also makes you want to continue to watch her future videos. The next video that we’re going to watch is Meredith’s ‘Transitions Your Outfits: Winter to spring’ video, which was uploaded on March 8th, 2014 (you can check out the video below). This is a really awesome video to check out because even though we are in spring, it can still get a little chilly in some areas. There were so many cute outfit ideas in this video that can work for school or hanging out with friends/family.

 

 

The next video we’re going to talk about is Meredith’s ‘My Everyday 5-Minute Curls’ video, which was uploaded on January 9th, 2015. I just HAD to share this video with y’all because her curling method is so cool and easy to replicate. For those of us who are lazy (me!), and/or like to get that extra few minutes of sleep (also me!), this video shows you how to get cute curls quickly. Definitely a method you will want to add in your morning routine! The final video that we’re going to talk about is Meredith’s ‘Huge Spring Haul: BeautyCon, Lilly, F21, and More!’ video, which was uploaded on March 23rd, 2015 (you can check out this video below). Y’all know that we all love haul videos because you get the thrill of shopping for cute stuff without actually having to spend money (so everybody wins!). Once you watch this video you’ll fall even more in love with Meredith’s AMAZING style. Also, her bubbly, relatable personality will keep you anxiously waiting for her next video.

 

Keep up with everything Meredith is doing:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/southernbelle606/feed

Twitter: https://twitter.com/southernbellex6

Instagram: https://instagram.com/southernbelle606/

Tumblr: http://owlalwaysloveya.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

  •  All credit goes to YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, SouthernBelle606, Meredith (the girl who created the SouthernBelle606 channel), all companies, individuals, corporations, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post and/or are mentioned in any of the videos mentioned in this blog post, and all 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.

YouTube Wednesday: Mackenzie Johnson, the new artist that is taking over the internet

Hey people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ blog post, we are going to talk about rising YouTube music superstar Mackenzie Johnson. Mackenzie is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, PA that you will become OBSESSED with. She is not only a talented vocalist and guitarist, but also has the unique ability to make you fall in love with her music instantly. I have honestly spent the last few days listening to all of her covers and original music on repeat, and am so excited to share her channel with y’all. So please read on to discover your new favorite artist!

 

The first cover that we’re going to talk about is Mackenzie’s rendition of Skyscraper by Demi Lovato, which was uploaded on August 14th, 2011 (here’s the link Skyscraper – Demi Lovato Cover). I really love that this was one of Mackenzie’s first covers, because it really showed off her talent, showmanship, and level of artistry. Through this cover we got to learn that Mackenzie has an INCREDIBLE voice and can sing live while accompanying herself on the guitar. It’s hard enough to sing as well as Mackenzie does, and then when you add in the fact that she has to divide her mind between her voice and the guitar, it’s just becomes crazy that one person can be so talented. Another thing that I find important for musicians, who post covers on YouTube, is that they need to be able to find the right balance between not copying the original artist 100%, and maintaining what fans love about the original version of the song. Mackenzie is able to make her covers unique, and her natural ability to keep your attention throughout the song, proves that she has the ability to be a competitive artist in the music industry. The next cover that we’re going to talk about is Mackenzie’s cover of TLC’s hit song No Scrubs (here’s the link: No Scrubs – TLC Cover), which was uploaded on November 22nd, 2013. I really loved that she did a cover of this song, because it was a fun change from some of the other covers that she had uploaded at that point. I think that this cover really shows another layer of Mackenzie’s artistry, and proves that she can sing just about anything. I also loved that we got to really see her skills as a rapper in a song that is not easy for one person to cover. If you think about it, TLC was made up of 3 incredibly talented women who each used their individual skills to make magic, so it’s really awesome to see 1 person take on all 3 parts and do really well. I just fell completely in love with this cover. The final cover that we’re going to discuss is Mackenzie’s rendition of Fallin’ by Alicia Keys (here’s the link: Fallin’ – Alicia Keys Cover), which was uploaded on January 12th, 2015. This has to be one of my favorite covers that Mackenzie has done (which is saying a lot because I am ADDICTED to her channel). I really love that we’re able to truly see the just how well Mackenzie is able to control her pitch and still slay those big notes that have made this song a fan favorite. This is a very unforgiving song that not everyone can cover, so I was seriously impressed when I heard this cover. This was the first video that I saw on Mackenzie’s channel, and it instantly drew me in and made me want to hear more from her. I promise that once you heard this cover, you will not be able to turn away.

 

The first original song that Mackenzie uploaded on YouTube was entitled The Way We Love, and was uploaded on October 24th, 2011. Mackenzie says in the beginning of the video that this song is about a cute relationship that her friend was in. I love this song because it’s so sweet and has a very classic Taylor Swift vibe to it. This song honestly makes you feel like you’re in a Nicholas Sparks movie, and is just so amazing you will find yourself listening to it every day. I thought that this was a very good choice as Mackenzie’s debut original song in YouTube. It is also the perfect song for right now since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The other Mackenzie original that we’re going to talk about is her song What I Want, which was uploaded on December 1st, 2014. This song has a really cool Jason Mraz meets Ed Sheeran feel to it that would definitely be a radio favorite. I also love that this song tells a really awesome story about a person who has been torn down by others so much that the person has always felt like they shouldn’t follow their dreams, but is now realizing that life is too short for fear. This is definitely a song that I think we can all relate to.

 

Keep up with everything Mackenzie is doing:

YouTube: Mackenzie Johnson

Twitter: Mackenzie Johnson (@KenzieMusic26) | Twitter

Instagram: Mackenzie Johnson (@mackenziemusic)

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to Mackenzie Johnson, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Demi Lovato, TLC, Alicia Keys, Nicholas Sparks, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Hollywood Records, Toby Gad, Kerli Koiv, Lindy Robbins, LaFace Records, Arista Records, Kevin “She’spere’ Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, J records, 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.

YouTube Wednesday: Beautybabe149, the next YouTube beauty/fashion queen has arrived

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ I am going to introduce y’all to another AMAZING beauty/fashion/life style guru that you will become ADDICTED to (you’re welcome!). This amazing YouTuber not only shares her amazing style, hair, and beauty tips, but also does fun DIYs (Do It Yourself Projects), cool beauty/fashion hauls, and gives her fans advice about life and YouTube. So if you’re not already a fan of Erica, aka Beautybabe149, then read on and learn why you are missing out on YouTube’s newest hidden treasure.

 

Erica is a 17 years old beauty/fashion/life style guru, who as of 7/30/2014 has 348,575 total views on YouTube, 3,146 followers on Instagram,17,811 YouTube subscribers, 64 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and 4,074 followers on Twitter. She uploaded her first video, entitled ‘OOTD: Summer Nights #1’ on June 16th, 2012 (OOTD: Summer Nights #1). The video was a great introduction to Erica’s personality, and even though the video is only 1 minute and 46 seconds long, she is able to put her fun, bubbly personality front and center, which definitely leaves you wanting more videos. Erica is also able to show off her fashion skills by demonstrating a really fun, casual look that many would want to emulate (I know I do). The next video that we are going to discuss is Erica’s March 21st, 2013 ‘Q&A 1’ video (Q&A #1 ♡). In this video, she answers fan questions, such as her ethnicity, where she finds the music for her videos, her favorite candy, and so much more! In the video, Erica also talks about how she grew up watching YouTube, and from the early age of 10 years old would make mock vlogs with a flip cam. She said that her family knew about her videos when she first starts uploaded them, but her friends didn’t find out until Erica made a happy birthday video for fellow beauty/fashion guru Bethany Mota ( on another channel with “random” videos), and Bethany commented on, and liked the video. There are a lot of other cool facts about Erica in this video so I would definitely suggest checking it out. Speaking of cool facts, the next video that we are going to discuss is Erica’s ’50 Facts About Me!’ Tag video (50 Facts About Me! TAG) which she uploaded on April 6th, 2013. In this video, Erica discussed her whether or not she has siblings, how long she’s known one of her Best Friends, what ascents she likes to speak in, and what she loves “more than life itself”. I loved this video because the facts were different than your typical ’50 Facts About Me’ video, and Erica was very entertaining throughout the whole video (this video will make you want to be her best friend). Next up we have Erica’s ‘First Day of School, Hair, Makeup, & Outfit’ (First Day of School: Hair, Makeup, & Outfit | Collab with Piperlanee – YouTube) video, which she uploaded on August 12th, 2013. I chose to discuss this video because I know that back to school season is upon is (boo!!!) BUT…that also means back to school shopping, and picking out the PERFECT first day of school look (YAY!!!…don’t you just love how the universe balances everything out!?!). I really loved this video, because the hair and makeup look were simple and easy to do (perfect for those days when you’re running late because your alarm “didn’t go off”…don’t worry I believe you…really I do). I also loved that the makeup look was just a step above natural looking, so it is perfect for all ages to copy. I will definitely be trying this look, and I guarantee that you will look like a supermodel in those hallways if you do too.

 

Next we have another vlog, where Erica gives her tips & tricks about getting started on YouTube, (which she uploaded on September 1st, 2013, and you can find here My Tips & Tricks: Getting Started on Youtube! – YouTube). In this video, she discusses her 3 number 1 piece of advice, how to deal with haters, and how to network and promote your channel. I thought that this video was a really cool idea because, it gives useful information for aspiring YouTubers, but does so in a positive, upbeat way that fans will love. The next video we are going to discuss is Erica’s ‘Black Friday Haul 2013’ (Black Friday Haul 2013!!! – YouTube) which was uploaded on November 30th, 2013. Personally I was really excited to see this video because haul videos are my favorite type of fashion YouTube videos. I really loved the deals that Erica got (you have to love a guru who knows the true value of a good sale) and it definitely makes me want to the stores she went to this Black Friday, to see if I can get similar deals. Once again, Erica was funny, and fun to watch in this video, and proved that she is a natural in front of the camera. Ok, next we are going to discuss another video that I was really excited about, which is Erica’s ‘DIY Flower Crown + How I Style Them’ video (DIY Flower Crown + How I Style Them!) which was uploaded on July 20th, 2014. I thought that this was a really cool video because flower crowns are a huge trend right now, and if you can find a way to make your flower crown unique, why wouldn’t you. This is also the perfect project for people who love DIYs, or want to be fashionable on budget. With a small amount of summer left, this is the perfect project to celebrate the rest of this season in style. Ok now we’ve arrived at the last video we are going to discuss in this blog post (even though I could literally talk about every video on this channel). The video we are going to discuss is Erica’s ‘Everyday Makeup Routine Summer Edition’, which was uploaded July 26th, 2014 (Everyday Makeup Routine | Summer Edition) I loved this look, because it was light, but was not too light to use as a nighttime look (for those days when you’re in a rush, or just don’t feel like redoing you makeup…I know how you think people of the internet). The look was also simple to replicate, and the products were a mix of high end and drugstore, so the average viewer can most likely have access to all or some of these products. This is definitely a look that I will be trying this summer. I give this video 5 smiley faces (like I always say, I use smiley faces because they are more fun than stars).  Erica also has a 2nd channel where she vlogs and has lots of other cool videos that y’all will want to check out.

 

As you can see, Erica has all the ingredients needed to make her into a YouTube Queen. She has a fun, bubbly personality that will instantly make you fall in love with her, she is well spoken and able to articulate very well in her videos, she is knowledgeable about the topics she discusses, and she has a very close relationship with her fans. I definitely see Erica making a career out of her YouTube channel, and joining the YouTube beauty/fashion elite. She is definitely a star on the rise, and someone to keep an eye on. She may be a secret to some YouTube fans now, but with a growing fans base, and the personality and charm to wow any audience; this won’t be the case for long.

 

Keep in touch with Erica!!!

YouTube: Beautybabe149 – YouTube

2nd YouTube Channel: TheOtherSideofErica – YouTube

Twitter: erica (beautybabe149) on Twitter

Instagram: beautybabe149 on Instagram

Facebook: Beautybabe149 | Facebook

 

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to Erica, all those associated with the brand and/or channel Beautybabe149, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, in any all stores and/or products mentioned in any of the videos included in this blog post, Bethany Mota, any and all individuals included in any of the videos mentioned in this blog , and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. 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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