Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ I am pleased to bring you an interview I recently had with the incredibly talented rising YouTube star Charlotte Davis. This interview was particularly fun for me, because I had originally written about Charlotte on her birthday in April, and we were now doing an interview the day before my birthday in October. I just thought that this was a really fun fact that y’all would enjoy. Through this interview, I really wanted y’all to get to know Charlotte better, and I definitely think that after reading it you will feel like you’re long lost BFFs. In this interview, you will learn all about why Charlotte decided to join YouTube, who she hopes to collaborate with someday, her other hidden talents and her connection to Daniel Radcliffe (yes Harry Potter, its true). So get ready to learn all about YOUR fav new YouTuber Charlotte Davis.
Celinda: Hi Charlotte! With this interview I really want to get to know you a little bit more, because when I was initially researching information about you, I couldn’t find a lot outside of your videos. So I wanted to get to know you a little better, a little about your back story and such so your viewers can feel like they’re BFFs with Charlotte. So, we often hear about people joining YouTube because of bullying, boredom, or to advance other careers like music, things of that nature, so why did you join YouTube.
Charlotte: I remember that I’ve always loved art, crafts, and making things. It was 2 years ago this Halloween, that I googled how to do some crazy, awesome Halloween makeup. I always thought that YouTube was for music videos and things like that. I really didn’t know about people having channels or anything like that. So I googled Halloween makeup and I came across Emma Pickles. I remember coming across her, and thinking that she’s just so talented. From that I saw the regular makeup videos, and I’ve always had an interest in makeup, but I’ve never felt that I was particularly good at it. I always said to my mom, “I don’t know what I should do”, and my mom would go “well, you’re good at talking”. So I would like to make my channel more chatty, but I guess it’s hard until somebody know you, that they’ll just want to listen to you talk. But watching Emma’s videos is really how I got into YouTube.
Celinda: So I think you already touched on my next question a little bit. My next question was about your interest in fashion and beauty. Were you the little girl growing up who always wanted to be a princess and wear cute sparkly things, or are fashion and beauty an interest you developed later in life?
Charlotte: Yeah I did. I have 3 brothers, so when I was born, my mom was so thankful. She just put me in dresses and I think that she just liked having a little best friend, but I remember loving clip-clops (the little glittery Cinderella like slippers). But from studying art, I always used to draw dresses. When it comes to fashion, I love looking at it, but I’m not really good at designing. But I’ve always taken an interest in trends. I also love shoes, bags, and scarves because they look the same every day, whether you’re having a good day or bad day. That’s why I always buy cool jewelry and accessories (after this when went on for about 10 minutes or so fangirling over YouTubers…it was awesome!).
Celinda: So do you have any specific goals that you hope to achieve through your YouTube channel in the future?
Charlotte: Yes. Ever since I was little, I’ve always wanted to be a television presenter, which is a little funny now because if I were to ever reach that goal, I don’t know if I would want it to be on television, or on YouTube. So I think it goes back to the whole thing of chatting, and listening to other people’s stories, and hearing what they’re about. So I would like to try presenting in some form, or being a part of something.
Celinda: I think you would be really good at that. I could definitely see you on television, YouTube, radio; honestly you could do it all. So I want to move on and talk about your blog site for a second. I was really excited when you launched it, because once I started reading it, your words and phrasing was just so animated that I felt like I felt like I get to travel with you and see the things you see. I particularly loved the post with all the desserts because it made me very hungry (here’s the link guys (Top Edinburgh Bites – Don’t go at all unless you go here . . . |Charlotte Davis Review| | ). So I was wondering if you had any plans to further your writing career, and maybe become an author or something in that realm?
Charlotte: Well, I was never very academic in school and that’s why the arts drew me in. But I’ve never had someone tell me my writing was animated so that’s really cool. I have to say that I’m not a very good reader, it’s definitely something that I’ve neglected, but listening to audible books have made me really interested in listening to stories.
Celinda: Well maybe you could be the next J.K. Rowling and write the next Harry Potter book that we all desperately want.
Charlotte: It’s funny because I actually worked in ‘Harry Potter World’ and there’s a lot of trivia that you miss form the books that people would always ask me about. I remember seeing Daniel Radcliffe from a distance back in the U.K. and all I wanted to scream was “I worked in Harry Potter World” (so according to the ‘6 Degrees of Separation’ theory, Charlotte knows Daniel Radcliffe through working at Harry Potter World, I know him through knowing Charlotte, and you all know him through knowing me…we’re just gonna pretend it counts ok? Ok!).
Celinda: So do you have any other talents outside of beauty. fashion, art, and writing?
Charlotte: I think looking back on it; I always thought that I wasn’t particularly good at art or makeup because you think “well there’s always someone better”. When I was 15 I started working for a florist, and I really developed that skill and now I work as a florist and it’s cool because it’s a skill that I can always go back to.
Celinda: So a little earlier in the interview we were discussing some of the YouTubers that you love (I didn’t include most of this part because we fangirled A LOT and it would have made the interview a lot longer). So I was wondering if there was any YouTuber that you could collaborate with who would it be and why?
Charlotte: I just really Essie Buttons because she’s geeky but also cool, and Bethany Mota looks like she puts so much effort into her videos, it’s just incredible. I also really love Tanya Burr. Ok, let’s talk about collaborations again. This might not count but I love Ellen DeGeneres! She’s just so cool and giving, I just love her. I also love Tyler Oakley; he’s taking over the world.
Celinda: You know who I think you should collaborate with one day? Jack and Finn. You guys could be like triplets, because you honestly remind me so much of them.
Charlotte: No one has ever told me that before. I remember when they first came about, they like hit the scene on a summer and it just went wild. But after Emma Pickles, those were the first people I watched after my little brother showed me their videos. I also really love FunForLouis and PrankvsPrank. So you can add them all to the list!
Celinda: What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a YouTube channel but are hesitant or afraid?
Charlotte: Ok, so stop thinking about it and do it. I spent a whole year thinking about it, and it’s just a waste of time because you get frustrated thinking “oh what can I do?”. Because you’re never going to get that perfect video. I’m not always 100% happy with my videos, but I have to remember that I’m still learning, and I’m not going to get loads of views straight away. You’re not gonna get the perfect video so don’t try to wait for that moment because it’s not gonna happen. What’s going to happen is that after a few years in, people like to see how you’re growing, so my advice is to just do it. Also make sure you put up something you don’t mind a future employer seeing, or anyone seeing n the future. So make sure that anything you put out there is something you’re proud of.
Celinda: Ok, the next thing I want to ask you is, what’s one thing you wish you would have known about YouTube before becoming a YouTuber?
Charlotte: How time-consuming it can be. I get really frustrated because I constantly having different backgrounds because I’m in the process of moving. I think that everyone is really hard on themselves, so that’s something that I didn’t realize that I would get so frustrated at. Because when you do watch YouTubers that already have great content, views, backgrounds, people asking them to talk about their products, you start to think that they live in this perfect world, but then you realize that it’s not always like that and you have to work really hard at it.
Celinda: So do you have anything else you’d like to tell you viewers/readers who may be reading this interview?
Charlotte: That’s a good question. If I ever get boring, uninteresting, or if my viewers would prefer different content…please tell me! Most importantly thank you for watching me in the first place.
Celinda: I want to thank you again for taking the time to do this interview with me Charlotte. Hopefully we can do this again sometime.
Charlotte: Thank you, it was lovely to meet you properly.
Stay up to date with everything Charlotte is doing:
YouTube: Charlotte Davis – YouTube
Blog Site: charlottedavis.co.uk/
Facebook: Charlotte Davis | Facebook
Instagram: charlottedaviscouk on Instagram
Google +: Charlotte Davis – Google+
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to do something a little different. Usually, we talk about amazing musicians and beauty/fashion/lifestyle gurus who are either already taking over YouTube, or are on the verge. Today instead of discussing an individual rising star, we are going to discuss a YouTube Network that is giving these stars a place where they can showcase their Awesomeness. If you haven’t already guessed, we are talking about the YouTube channel ‘AwesomenessTV’!!! AwesomenessTV has showcased some of our favorite stars such as: Fifth Harmony, Austin Mahone, 5SOS, The Vamps, Bethany Mota (you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Bethany Mota, the beauty guru who proved that positivity is always in style | celindareyesblog), Ingrid Nilsen (aka Missglamorazzi, you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Missglamorazzi…the beauty/fashion/health guru who likes her glamour with a side of fun! | celindareyesblog ), and many more. This network has also been a launching pad for many new stars who we love (and we’ve even discussed some of them previously on this blog site). Some of these stars include: Hunter March, Lauren Elizabeth, Meagan Dowling (blog post located here: YouTube Wednesday: Meaghan Dowling… a star on the rise and someone you need to know!!! ), Meghan Rienks( aka meghanrosette, you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: meghanrosette, the witty beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru that you will want to be BFFs with!!! | celindareyesblog ), Teala Dunn (the blog post about her is here: YouTube Wednesday: Teala Dunn…the actress/YouTube star that is fusing old and new media to make her mark | celindareyesblog), Lia Marie Johnson (please click here YouTube Wednesday: Lia Marie Johnson, The next comedy genius/music star you need to know about | celindareyesblog), and so many more. So whether you’ve been a fan of this network since its YouTube beginnings, or you fell in love with this network later, please read on to learn all about the YouTube network that has become a hub for finding and developing the next generation of YouTube stars.
AwesomenessTV uploaded their first video on their YouTube channel on May 8th, 2012. The video was entitled ‘Randomness – The Lil’ Dictator Part 1’ (Randomness – The Lil’ Dictator Part 1 – YouTube). ‘The Lil’ Dictator’ is a skit about a young dictator who arrives at a school and begins making demands for the teacher to give him A’s, and the students to work as footstools. The skit was really interesting, and definitely was a good representation of what sort of work would eventually show up on the channel. If you loved shows with comical skits such as: ‘All That’ (Nickelodeon) and ‘So Random’ (Disney Channel), then you will love AwesomenessTV’s skits. Fans of Saturday Night Live would also love this channel’s skits, because many of the skits share the same sort of comedy found in Saturday Night Live, only tailored towards kids. Although AwesomenessTV has a lot of really funny skits, they also have many other shows that explore: fashion, beauty tricks/myths, music, reality shows, the behind the scene lives of celebrities, teen topics, entertainment news, and much more (so basically you’ll definitely find something you love on this channel). One of my favorite shows on AwesomenessTV is their talk show IMO (which is now in a different format), where various teen & young adult actresses and YouTubers discuss topics that are important to teen girls such as makeup, fashion, bullying, friends, and of course boys (all fan girls can relate to this one…here’s the trailer to get an idea about what the shows is about IMO official trailer on Awesomeness TV – YouTube).
If fashion and beauty are more your thing, then AwesomenessTV has you covered with shows such as: Make Me Over, Makeup Mythbusters, Nail Pop, and many more incredible shows (including numerous vlogs from some of your fav beauty/fashion gurus). I really enjoyed Make Me Over, because you got to see some of your fav beauty gurus (such as Bethany Mota and Missglamorazzi)take regular girls and tech them (with the assistance of their glam squad), how to create makeup, hair, and fashion looks that would convey a certain style, or was appropriate for a certain event (here’s the first episode of Season 1 with Bethany Mota, who hosted this particular season Make Me Over – Macbarbie07 Makes Over Tahara – Make Me Over Ep.1 – YouTube). Makeup Mythbusters is another really cool AwesomenessTV show where beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru Maybaby (aka Meg DeAngelis)and a guest try out several “beauty tricks” to see if this trick will do what it promises or not.
If you love entertainment news, then catch AwesomenessTV’s own Ryan Seacrest in training…Hunter March! Hunter’s personality contains just the right combination of funny, awkward, and of course awesomeness, to make him someone that you’ll want to tune in and watch every day. Hunter also has a show called #DearHunter on AwesomenessTV, where he answers all of your questions from a guy’s perspective (that’s priceless information you guys, here’s a link to the first episode How do you tell a guy you like him? #DearHunter – Ep. 1 – YouTube).
AwesomenessTV also has a lot of original shows such as: Terry The Tomboy (a series starring Lia Marie Johnson, which has also been turned into a hilarious Nickelodeon movie), Runaways (an action packed crime show about two young teens who have ran away, and the secrets that are exposed because of this, here’s a link to episode1 RUNAWAYS – Season 1 Episode 1 – YouTube…trust me you’ll LOVE it), Side Effects (a musical drama that is kinda hard to fully describe so I’ll just let you discover how amazing this show is by clicking on episode 1 here Side Effects Season 1 – Official Full-Length Episode – YouTube, this series also stars YouTube musician Chester See!), The Andrea and Jenn Show (which is a reality show that follows the lives of YouTubers Andrea Russett (aka gettoxfabxforever), and JennXPenn, here’s episode 1 for y’all Andrea & Jenn go APARTMENT HUNTING – THE ANDREA & JENN SHOW ep. 1 – YouTube), and the newest show that I’ve been OBESSED with which is called ‘Meghan and Lauren’s GUIDE TO DATING’ (which follows YouTubers Meghan Rienks and Lauren Elizabeth, as they navigate the hilarious adventure of dating…trust me, once you watch the first episode, you will be hooked WHERE TO MEET GUYS!? – Meghan Rienks and Lauren Elizabeth’s GUIDE TO DATING – YouTube).
So as y’all can see this channel has EVERYTHING! There is so much more that we could talk about, but I would have you guys here for hours if we went through everything. Personally, I have watched AwesomenessTV ever since IMO first premiered in 2012, and ever since then, I have clicked on the channel everyday to see what amazing new show is waiting for me. Some of the shows I mentioned in this post may no longer be airing new episodes, or may be in a different format, but trust me when I say, there is ALWAYS something new to watch on AwesomenessTV. Along with the shows I mentioned, there are live performances from your fav stars and YouTubers, and reality shows about cheerleading teams, dance teams, and so much more. No matter what your interests are, you will find something on AwesomenessTV. In July of 2013, AwesomenessTV also started airing on Nickelodeon (it airs on Saturday nights at (9:30 pm PST , but check your local listings just in case it’s a different time where you live) where you can see your fav YouTube and TV stars performing funny skits on your TV screen, honestly what could be better!?! I am very excited to see where AwesomenessTV goes from here, and what talented, funny, and yes, AWESOME new stars this amazing YouTube channel will introduce to us next!
Keep up with everything AwesomenessTV is doing!
YouTube: AwesomenessTV – YouTube
Facebook: Awesomeness TV | Facebook
Vine: AwesomenessTV on Vine
Instagram: awesomenesstv on Instagram
AwesomenessTV Network: AwesomenessTV – YouTube
AwesomenessTV App: AwesomenessTV on the App Store on iTunes
Google +: AwesomenessTV – Google+
Hello people of the internet!!! Before we jump into today’s blog, please allow me to mention a few names too you. Bethany Mota( macbarbie07), Weylie Hoang (ilikeweylie), Zoe Sugg (Zoella), Meghan Rienks (meaghanrosette), what do all of these names have in common? All of these young women are very successful beauty/fashion/lifestyle gurus who have obtained their large and loyal fanbase through showcasing their skills, wit, and bubbly/funny personality through their videos. Please allow me to now introduce you to the next young guru who will soon be joining these superstars of the web. People of the internet please give it up for Charlotte Davis (everybody clap!!!). I discovered Charlotte’s channel the other day through Twitter (thank you Twitter!), and I am so happy that I did. I have watched all of her videos, and I can honestly say that I am a HUGE fan! So without further ado, let’s go!!!
Charlotte Davis uploaded her 1st YouTube video (a spring beauty/fashion/homeware spring haul Spring Haul – Beauty, Fashion, Homeware | Charlotte Davis) on March 14th, 2014. I really love this video, because in it Charlotte really allows her personality to show. I really love to watch the first video that various YouTube creators upload, because they can often be awkward and shy, and it’s nice to see how these YouTubers grow over the years. However Charlotte’s video was very different than your typical ‘first beauty guru video’. In this haul, Charlotte is confident, witty, and seems to have a natural charisma for on camera work. The one thing that I really look for in YouTube personalities (gurus, musicians, vloggers, etc.) is relatability, because if you don’t feel like you can relate to a YouTuber, then you really won’t enjoy their videos no matter how good they are at what they specialize in. While I was watching her haul video, I felt as if I was skyping with Charlotte, and we were having a conversation (don’t worry I didn’t respond to my computer screen…I promise I didn’t). She really made me feel as if we were BFFS, and this is definitely a characteristic that will help her quickly earn a loyal fanbase that will help take her far. Needless to say I was very impressed. Moving on, another video that Charlotte has uploaded that I really enjoyed was her ‘Minnie Mouse French Bow’ tutorial (Easy Minnie Mouse French Bow | Hair Tutorial | Charlotte Davis). In this video, Charlotte takes her audiences through the step by step process of creating a really cool hairstyle that looks like Minnie Mouse’s iconic bow. This is definitely one of my favorite new videos, because it makes achieving the look seem very simple (depending on how good you are with styling hair, if you’re like me…you may want to practice a bit). I feel that this video truly shows how skilled Charlotte is with styling hair, and makes me excited for any future hair tutorials she does. I was most impressed by the fact that she did the first part of the look (a French braid with her back to the camera, her head upside down, and no mirror (yeah…that takes some serious skill y’all).
One thing that I really love about Charlotte’s channel thus far is how diverse her videos are. So far she has reviews, haul videos, a ‘favorites’ video, a baking video. The baking video was an Easter themed vlog that taught us how to make ‘Cream Egg Brownies’ (Cream Egg Brownies | Charlotte Davis | Easter 2014). Again, Charlotte really allowed her personality to shine through this video. I really loved that she read the recipe as she filmed the video, and didn’t edit out any bloopers or funny moments. This really made her video feel natural, and made her even more relatable because she looked like a typical girl baking. By the end of this video I feel that Charlotte accomplish three main things: 1) she further proved that she’s a really fun person to watch on camera, 2)she can not only give out great fashion/beauty advice, but she can make too, and 3) she made me really want to try that recipe…seriously I was really hungry after watching this video. The finial video that I’m going to discuss with y’all in this blog is Charlotte’s ‘Graze Unboxing Review’ (Graze is a company that provides various healthy snacks that are packaged perfectly for those who are always on the go Graze Unboxing Review | Charlotte Davis | Easter – YouTube). What I really love about this review, is that she tries out the products for the first time on video. Because of this, you get her honest reactions to the snacks, which I feel better validates her opinions. I also love that Charlotte is very honest in her review of the snacks. She speaks about how she loves certain snacks, and why she doesn’t like other snacks. I know that sometimes you can wonder if reviewers are paid to say good things about products they don’t really like, so it’s nice to know when you are receiving an honest opinion.
So as you can see…Charlotte’s awesome! She has definitely quickly become one of my favorite new YouTubers, and I am SO excited to see her channel grow. I can definitely see big things in Charlotte’s future, and I know that she will join the YouTube elite very soon. I honestly had a really hard time choosing which videos to write about for this blog post because I love all of Charlotte’s videos, and wanted to talk about them all. I HIGHLY suggest checking out Charlotte’s videos, following/subscribing to all of her social media accounts, and spreading the word about her channel…trust me you’ll be happy you did!
Keep in touch with Charlotte:
YouTube: Charlotte Davis
Instagram: charlottedaviscouk on Instagram
Pinterest: charlotte davis on Pinterest