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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Keep up with everything Ellie is doing:

YouTube: ellkoNYC

Twitter: ellkoNYC

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Facebook: ellkoNYC

 

 

•All photos and information used in this blog belong to YouTube, Ellie Kodia, Ellko, ellkoNYC, Dia&Co, Agnes Cecil, Beauty Hacks: Fail or Holy Grail, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, and all products, 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: LeadingLadyBeauty your new guide to all of the latest fashion/beauty trends on YouTube

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

 

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

 

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

 

Keep up with everything Jade is doing:

YouTube: LeadingLadyBeauty

Blog: leadingladybeauty.co.uk

Twitter: JadeBillington

Instagram: jadebillingtonllb

Facebook: Leadingladybeauty

 

 

 

  •   All credit goes to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, leadingladybeauty.co.uk, Primark, Jade Billington, leadingladybeauty, all of the businesses, companies, people, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos and/or hauls, 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: Fall 2015 Lookbook

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are jumping into fall fashion. This week is the official kickoff for the fall season, so that means that it’s time to bring back all of those fall clothes that we wait all year to wear. This time around I decided to make three categories for the looks. The categories are a girly look, a casual look, and a mixed bag look (which is a combination of the previous two looks with a few other style thrown in). Some of the looks have staple pieces that you can reuse so that means you save money and can buy more clothes (yay!!!). Please let me know what you think, and if I miss any awesome pieces then let me know in the comments below. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

Girly Look:

Girly Look Tokyo Darling Sheer Oversized Dolman Sweater from aeropostale

Tokyo Darling Sheer Oversized Dolman Sweater from Aeropostale:

Now I know in a lot of places it may till be too hot to wear a sweater, but this sweater is sheer so it’s more lightweight, and it’s easy to transition into winter so I think it’s a good investment piece. Also, the color is a little more lively then the typical fall colors that we see, but it’s not a bright hue so it feels like a fall color.

Girly Look Patterned Stripe Cotton Skater Skirt from Charlotte RussePatterned Stripe Cotton Skater Skirt from Charlotte Russe:

One of the great things about fall is that it can start to get a little cold, but it’s still warm enough to wear summer/spring pieces. It can be a lot of fun to play with accessories and transition these pieces into looks you can wear in the fall. I like this skirt because it’s an easy color and pattern to accessories because it’s not to bright or busy.

Girly Look Polka Dot Bow Over-The-Knee Socks by Bethany Mota from AeropostalePolka Dot Bow Over-The-Knee Socks by Bethany Mota from Aeropostale:

Speaking of accessories, I absolutely fell in love with these socks because their comfy, warm, and the little bow on the top is too adorable for words. These socks are perfect to warm up any skirt or dress, and definitely make you feel like fall is in the air.

Girly Look Tall Lace-Up Combat Boots from Wet Seal

Tall Lace-Up Combat Boots from Wet Seal:

Ok now we al know that fall is the time where we bring back some of our favorite thing like: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, holidays were we eat way more food than we’ll admit, and tall combat boots! These boots are not only cute, but they will warm up any dress/skirt, and are in a color that I neutral enough, that you can practically wear it with anything.

Chain Event Crossbody Bag from Wet Seal:

I really like this bag because it’s very simple but not boring. White is a great color to add a little something special to any outfit. A crossbody is a really great way to go with a bag, because you don’t have to worry about the bag bothering you as you walk or go through your day so you gotta love accessorizes that cooperate with us.

 

 

Casual Look:

Casual Look Live Your Life Graphic Tee from American EagleLive Your Life Graphic Tee from American Eagle:

If you want to look cute but not have to actually try, then a statement tee is perfect because the catchy saying on the shirt can serve as its’ own accessory. Personally I love long sleeved tees for the fall because if it’s hot you can roll your sleeves up to cool down, and if it’s cold then you can leave your sleeves down to warm up (it’s a win for everyone).

 Refuge Hi-Waist Super Skinny Colored Jeans from Charlotte Russe:

Casual Look Refuge Hi-Waist Super Skinny Colored Jeans from Charlotte Russe                               Ok let’s admit it, skinny jeans are a fall staple, and the perfect way to wear jeans that are comfortable (at least as comfortable as you can be in skinny jeans) while still looking like you didn’t grab the first thing you saw in your closet. I am so in love with these wine colored jeans because the color is beautiful for fall, and colored skinny jeans always add some extra flair to an outfit.

Casual Look Tribal Print Tassel Tote Bag from Forever 21

Tribal Print Tassel Tote Bag from Forever 21

Ok now I know that tribal print is usually more of a summer thing, but it’s a piece that most people probably already own, and a bag like this should go with a lot of different looks so it’s easy to accessorize. Bonus points, totes can usually carry a lot of stuff, so if you’re always on the go then you can carry all of life’s necessities with you (yesssss!).

Knit Cuff Faux Leather Combat Boots from Wet Seal: 

Casual Look Knit Cuff Faux Leather Combat Boots from Wet Seal                             Ok now I will admit that I’m really obsessed with boots so that’s why there are so many in this lookbook. Now it might still be a little to warm to wear these in a lot of places, but there will be perfect later in the fall/winter season so they’re a good investment (and the faux fur inside means that they will feel AMAZING on your feet!

 

Mixed Bag Look:

Mixed Bag Look Tokyo Darling Long Sleeve Checkered Woven Tunic from AeropostaleTokyo Darling Long Sleeve Checkered Woven Tunic from Aeropostale:

With this look, I wanted to find pieces that you could use in multiple ways and a plaid shirt is perfect for that. You can dress it up for a more preppy or girly look, or you can dress it down for a grunge inspired look. This type of shirt can also be used all year so it can easily become a staple piece.

Mixed Bag Look Refuge Boyfriend Splattered & Destroyed Jeans from Charlotte RusseRefuge Boyfriend Splattered & Destroyed Jeans from Charlotte Russe:

Another staple piece that EVERYONE has are ripped jeans. This isn’t a piece that you can really dress up, but you can either use them to go for a super grunge look, or a more casual look which lets your jeans take center stage without you having to really try. I really like these particular jeans because the splatter on the denim makes the jeans look really cool (just a little side note).

Mixed Bag Look Faux Suede Lace-Up Booties from Wet Seal

Faux Suede Lace-Up Booties from Wet Seal:

I know I know, none of you are surprised that there are more boots in this lookbook but in my defense…boots are really cute (yeah I know it’s not a great defense). What I like about these particular boots is that they can be used all year long, and they are an easy way to dress up any outfit. Whether you’re wearing a dress or a t-shirt and jeans, these boots ill work their magic.

Oversized Studded Tote Bag from Charlotte Russe:

Now this is a pretty standard type of bag, the color is very neutral so it can be your go to bag, and you can keep everything you need in it. I love the studs because they add just a little edge to a casual outfit, without being to overpowering.

 

 

 

 

 

  •   All credit goes to Tokyo Darling, Aeropostale, Charlotte Russe, Bethany Mota, macbarbie09, YouTube, Wet Seal, American Eagle, Forever 21, and any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog except my creativity and writing. 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.