Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about the official color (or should I say colors) of 2016. If you love pink and blue then get ready to be very happy because the official colors of 2016 are Rose Quartz (which is a hue of pink), and Serenity (which is a blue). According to the Pantone website, this is the 1st time that 2 colors have been choose as the official color of the year. So if you want to learn why these really cute colors were chosen then keep reading. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
According to the Pantone website, “Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. The website goes on to describe the colors as the following: “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” I’m really excited to see what beauty and fashion trends will be inspired by these colors! Pantone’s website also says that it chose these colors in order to show how fashion is blurring gender lines by not stereotyping one color as more appropriate for a specific gender (which basically means blue is no longer “only” for boys, and pink is no longer “only” for girls). I think that this is a very cool idea because the fashion and beauty industry is increasingly becoming more and more diverse so it seems only right that the color(s) of the year reflect that. Needless to say 2016 is off to a great start, and will definitely give us so much to look forward to and even more to put on Instagram and Pinterest. I can’t wait! What do you think people of the internet? Let me know in the comments below!
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about an incredible YouTuber who you will soon be addicted to. It can be really hard for a YouTuber to distinguish themselves because of all of the competition from the other great channels on the website. Once you see Keegan’s videos, it’s easy to figure out that she definitely stands out from the crowd. Not only is she knowledgeable about all of the topics that she discusses on her channel, but she’s also very entertaining to watch, has a natural on-camera presence, and she is able to engage her audience from the start of the video to the end. If you’re not already subscribed to her channel then you are definitely missing out. So please read on to discover the YouTuber that all your friends already love. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Keegan’s ‘Sephora and Charlotte Russe’ haul, which was uploaded on June 6th, 2013 (you can check out this video below). This video is the perfect introduction to Keegan’s channel because it shows us that she’s a natural born entertainer who can not only mesmerize her audience, but also leave them wanting to keep coming back to see more. I also love that this video is a haul because we get a glimpse at what Keegan’s personal style is like, which is a great way for her to connect with her audience. Next up we have her ‘First Impression | Nume Octo Wand’ video, which was uploaded on December 26th, 2013. First impression videos are great because we get to see what our fav YouTubers really think about a product without worrying that they’re just trying to get us to buy the product. In this video Keegan shows that she’s really good at reviewing products because she gives a very detailed review that tells us why the product is great, but does so in a way that allows us to figure out if this is the product for us.
Now we’re going to talk about Keegan’s ‘ My Braces Experience | EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Braces’ video, which was uploaded on March 17th, 2014. I think that one of the best things about YouTube is that we really get to know our favorite YouTubers in a way that makes us feel as if they’re our best friends. This video is a perfect example of that, because through this video Keegan is able to connect with all of her viewers who have braces, or will get braces in the near future. This is a MUST SEE video if you fall into either of these categories because Keegan is very detailed when she explains the process of getting braces put on, taken off, and everything in between. The final video that we’re going to discuss today is Keegan’s ‘ iPhone Case Collection 2015’ video, which was uploaded on June 22nd, 2015 (you can check out this video below). Personally I love watching iPhone case collections because you get to see some really cool cases and learn where to get them (gotta have more stuff to add to that letter to Santa). In this video we not only get to see some really cute phone cases (I seriously want all of them), but we once again get a glimpse into what Keegan’s personal style is, and how it has evolved. I really wish that I could have written about all of her videos because they’re all AMAZING, so I would definitely check out this channel if you want to give yourself an early Christmas present.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about an INCREDIBLE beauty guru that you definitely have to subscribe to. If you want a channel that will keep you up to date with all the latest fashion/beauty trends, and will show you awesome new workout routines, and keep you seriously entertained for hours then you need to become a fan of Selena Lim (aka WoahItsSelena21). Want to hear more? Then please read on! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Selena’s ‘What’s In My Bag 2014 | College Edition’ video, which was uploaded on November 1st, 2014 (you can check out the video below). This video really gives you a good idea of Selena’s personality and will instantly make you addicted to her channel. It’s definitely a lot of fun to see what our fav YouTubers have in their bags because it can give us advice on good products to buy/carry with us. The next video that we’re going to talk about is Selena’s ‘Fitness Routine 2015’ video, which was uploaded on February 8th, 2015. With all of the food and fun we have during the holiday season, a good workout routine is a must! If you don’t have the time to go to the gym, then this is the video for you. These workouts are effective and can be completed in under 30 minutes so they’re the perfect thing to do between Netflix binges.
Now we’re going to move on to Selena’s ‘American Tries British Candy’ video (which you can check out below). This is a really fun video because it’s interesting to see people react to new things, and there’s candy in the video. After watching this video you’ll definitely want to check out some of the awesome candy they have across the pond. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Selena’s ‘Huge Black Friday Haul 2016’, which was uploaded on November 27th, 2015. Y’all know that I love hauls because you get to see interesting OOTD ideas that you may have never seen before, and you get the thrill of shopping without actually having to spend all of you money (gotta save up that money for Pumpkin Spice everything…priorities people priorities). What’s extra awesome about Black Friday hauls, is that you get a good idea of what stores usually have the best sales, so you can properly plan for next year’s sales. Gotta love an entertaining video that’s also educational (or least that’s the excuse we’ll use to watch it over and over again).
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to talk about an AMAZING new product that y’all will be obsessed with this holiday season. Once the holiday season begins we are bombarded with delicious food, but after a while you might feel that you’re growing tired of the same types of food. I was recently given the incredible opportunity to review a new spice subscription service called RawSpiceBar. RawSpiceBar is a service that sends you 3 regional species every month, includes recipes of dishes (which feed 4-6 people) that you can use each of the spices in, and tells you a brief history of the region that the spices originate from, all for a mere $6 per month (you can also get a prepaid subscription for 6 months for $36 or 1 year for $66 which means that with this option you get 1 month free, gotta love that!). The spices are all really awesome and the dishes that you can make with them are super delicious. If you love to cook new and exotic dishes, or if you just want to spice up your holiday menu this year then you NEED to subscribe to RawSpiceBar. Now I know that you want to hurry up and subscribe to Raw Spice Bar, but if you want to learn even more about these awesome spices then please keep reading! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The spices that I will be reviewing today were from the features spices for the month of November, and were for Ethiopian dishes. The three spices that I received were Berbere, Ethiopian Mitmita, and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Berbere is spicy and smoky addition that really gives the food a rich flavor. Personally I am a huge fan of spicy food, so this is now one of my favorite spices. You can use this spice with various soups, meats, poultry, as a rub on roast chicken or vegetables, and stirred into oil and vinegar as an awesome new dip, so the possibilities for delicious new dishes with these spice are endless. Don’t worry if you’re not a big fan of spicy food, because Berbere is a little spicy, but not unbearable, and definitely brings out the flavor of the dish in a new and exciting way. Next up we have the Ethiopian Mitmita spice! Now this is a very hot and spicy addition to any dish, that will definitely require you to have a drink nearby. Although this spice is seriously hot, it really makes a great addition to any meat stews, grilled meats, or as a replacement for hot sauce. Like I’ve previously said, the Ethiopian Mitmita spice is really hot, but I would give it a try because you seriously have never had flavor explode onto your taste buds like this before. Lastly we’re going to talk about the Pumpkin Pie Spice. Now I know what you’re thinking how different can this Pumpkin Pie Spice be from every other Pumpkin Pie Spiced food I’m eating/drinking during this time of the year. well trust me when I say that you have NEVER had Pumpkin Pie Spice that was this good! The cinnamon in it will seriously make you feel like baking dozens of cookies, and the blend is sweet but not overly sweet so it’s perfect for coffee, tea, or any baked good you can think of. If you want to kick off the holiday season right, this is the spice to get you in the perfect mood.
To wrap everything up, all of these spices were seriously great and I give them all 5 smiley faces (because you know smiley faces are more fun than stars). If the spices for November were so amazing, I can’t wait to see what the next featured spices will be! If you want a unique culinary experience every month than this subscription is a must have for you, and it also makes a great gift for any chefs in the family. I never promote any products that I don’t follow believe in so trust me when I say that $6 a month is a small price to pay for these incredible spices. So subscribe to RawSpiceBar today and get ready to have all the bragging rights at any holiday party this year!
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to discuss an AMAZING new channel that I know you’ll will love. With the holiday season upon us the one thing on everyone’s mind is…food. Because of this, A LOT of people join gyms once the New Year hits, so I’m going to introduce y’all to a YouTube channel that will help you combat those holiday pound in a fun way. If you don’t like working out (or even if you do) then you HAVE to read on. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’ve going to talk about is Jessica’s workout video to Iggy Azalea’s hit song ‘Fancy’ feat. Charli XCX, which was uploaded on June 25th, 2014. This is a really fun introductory video for this channel, because you get a small taste of the fun, heart pounding workouts that you’ll get on this channel. The moves in this workout are not hard to replicate, and are a great starting point for someone who wants to get into shape, but doesn’t like to workout. I mean who doesn’t love to dance right? Right! The next video that we’re going to talk about is Jessica’s workout video to Fifth Harmony feat Kid Ink’s high energy song ‘Worth It’, which was uploaded on May 15th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). This is another fun video that will definitely get you moving! In this video Jessica shows us a full body workout set to this song, that will have you replaying this video over and over. The best thing about the moves in this video is you can learn them and then add them to just about any upbeat song, and get a hard workout that’s a little different everytime. It’s definitely worth a look!
Next up we have Silento’s viral hit ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’, which was uploaded on June 30th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). Now this is a song that everyone has had on repeat, and a dance that we all love to do. In this video Jessica incorporates the moves from the song, in a high cardio impact routine. If you love Zumba and/or dance that’s set to modern music then you’ll really get into this video. Also, one of the best things about this (and all of the other videos on this channel), is that you get a tough, high energy workout in under 5 minutes, you gotta love that. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Jessica’s workout video set to Miranda Lambert’s song Somethin’ Bad feat. Carrie Underwood which was uploaded on October 22nd, 2015. This is a high energy dance video that has some really cool steps that will work you out, but aren’t too difficult to grasp. Whether you use these videos as a warm-up, or they are you whole workout, you will certainly have a fun time on this channel. I really wish I could’ve talked about all of the videos on this channel because their all amazing! So if you want to keep in shape during this season of food and fun, then definitely subscribe to this channel.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to discuss an amazing YouTuber that y’all HAVE to check out. If you’ve never heard of Jordan O’Brien (aka TheGentlemansCove) then get ready to meet your newest favorite fashion YouTuber. His channel will help all of y’all out there keep up to date with all of the latest fashion/hair/accessory trends. Whether you’re a guy who wants to fine tune your style, or looking for the perfect fashion related gift for the special guy in your life this holiday season then keep reading. Now let’s get to the videos. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Jordan’s ‘David Beckham H&M Inspired Hairstyle – How to style tutorial’, which was uploaded on November 18th, 2013 (you can check out the video below). If you want a cool new look then you’ll love this video. In the video Jordan explains step by step how to get this look, and tells you all of the products that you’ll need. With more than 1 million views, this video definitely proves that Jordan is the go to guy for all of your hair styling needs. Next up we’re going to talk about his ‘Back to School | Mens Fashion 2014 | Mens Fall Fashion’, which was uploaded on September 16th, 2014. If you want to revamp your wardrobe then this is the video for you. Whatever your personal style is you will find an outfit that’s perfect! In this video Jordan models the outfits, and tells you what each piece is and where to get it. Even though it’s a Back to School video, these are outfits that you can rock all year.
Next up we have Jordan’s ‘3 Things To Know About Cologne | Best Mens Fragrance’ video. This is the perfect video to check out now that the holiday season is upon us because it perfectly explains how to find the right cologne for any guy you may be shopping for. Jordan also talks about a very cool subscription service that you should check out if you or someone you know is always on the hunt for a great new fragrance. There were A LOT of incredible videos to choose from so I really had a hard time narrowing down this list. I highly suggest that you watch the other videos on this channel because there is a lot of cool stuff on it. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Jordan’s ‘How To Style Suits | Mens Fall/Winter Fashion 2015’, which was uploaded on November 17th, 2015 (you can check out this video below).This is another perfect holiday themed video, for anyone who is going to any Thanksgiving/Christmas themed events, or if you just want to add a little sophistication to your style. If dressing up isn’t your thing, there is a more casual suit look that is the perfect combination of style and comfort. In this video Jordan also tells us all about a subscription service that allows you to customize your own suit even down to the style of buttons on the jacket. How cool is that!?! This is a must see for all fashion fans out there!
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Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday we are going to talk about an incredible new artist that you will all have on repeat this fall. If you haven’t heard of Tay Watts then plug your headphone in and prepare for to have your mind blown. Tay will definitely make a mark on the music industry very soon, so keep reading so you can say that you discovered his awesomeness first. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Tay’s cover of ‘Take Your Time’ by Sam Hunt, which was uploaded on February 17th, 2015 (you can check out this video below). I chose this one because I really love how we not only get a great introduction to Tay’s vocal skills, but also his talents as a guitarist and rapper. He also shows us that he has the charisma and natural stage presence to grab his audience’s attention and keep it from the first note to the last. The next video that we’re going to talk about is Tay’s rendition of ‘The Reason’ by Hoobastank, which was uploaded on April 3rd, 2015. What I love most about this cover, is that we are able to see how well Tay is able to perform with other artists. In this cover, Tay is able to perfectly blend his voice with fellow YouTubers Jake Coco & Corey Gray (who we’ve spoken about in a previous blog post here: YouTube Wednesday: Corey Gray…the singer/songwriter whose music is the best Christmas present you’ll get this year). The ability to perform with multiple other artists is an invaluable skill to have, that proves that Tay is a true professional.
Next up we have Tay’s cover of ‘House Party’ by Sam Hunt, which was uploaded on July 22nd, 2015. The reason why I chose this video is because this cover shows us that not only can Tay handle the difficulty of portraying the emotions behind a ballad, but he can also rock out. It’s very important for a musician to be able to control the mood of an audience, because this shows that you are not only a vocalist, but a true artist. Tay proves through this cover that he has the artist depth to make us feel any emotion he chooses. The final cover that we’re going to talk about is Tay’s rendition of ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ by Michael Jackson, which was uploaded on September 17th, 2015 (you can check out this video below). Now this is an EXTREMELY difficult artist to cover because of the intense vocal and artistic that Michael Jackson was able to engrave in each of his songs. Tay does an amazing job of truly showing off his musical chops in this performance by not only paying tribute to Michael Jackson’s original vision of the song, but by also adding in his own personal touches that shows us who he is as an artist. This cover will give you all the feels.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about an AMAZING new YouTuber 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.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday we are going to discuss an INCREDIBLE new band that 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.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about an AMAZING YouTuber that you need to be subscribed to right now! We all love YouTube for various reasons. Maybe you like cool brauty or fashion gurus who know all about the latest styles and trends. Maybe you like checking our lifestyle channels where you can get a mix of everything. Well Victoria aka Inthefrow (which stands for In the front row), has you covered in all three areas. She started off as a beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger, but has quickly risen to YouTube stardom. So now let’s discuss why you’re about to become so addicted to this channel. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Inthefrow’s ‘Get Ready With Me Every Day Makeup’ video which was uploaded on October 28th, 2013. This is a really good introduction to Victoria’s channel, because you get a great sense of her personality and style. In this video Victoria goes through the routine in an easy step by step process so we can all easily create her look. You gotta love a YouTube who proves that they know their craft. The next video that we’re going to talk about is Victoria’s ‘How to: Pink Hair and Hair Extensions’ video, which was uploaded on March 23rd, 2014 (you can check out the video below). This is a really cool video that is perfect for anyone who wants to switch up their hair color. If you’ve ever wanted to try pink hair, or hair extensions (because you learn about those in this video too) then you gotta check this out. This is a really unique video that shows that Victoria is a not only a knowledgeable YouTuber, but that her channel is the place to go for interesting videos.
The next video that we’re going to talk about is Victoria’s ‘Tiger Halloween Makeup Tutorial’, which was uploaded on October 28th, 2014 (you can check out the video below). Let me start off by saying that this is one of the coolest makeup videos that you’ll ever see! In this video, Victoria gives us a step by step tutorial so you can perfectly recreate this amazing tiger look. There are a lot of steps involved so I would practice this before Halloween so you can impress your friends (and everyone on Instagram) with how awesome you look. The final video that we’re going to talk about is Victoria’s ‘Smart Workwear Lookbook ad’ video, which was uploaded on September 16th, 2015. This video really shows how far Victoria’s channel has grown, and how her style has perfected over the years. If you want to look cute at work then you really need to check this video out. No matter what you personal style is, you will find a look that is stylish and work approved (see become an adult doesn’t mean your clothes hasve to be boring).
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