Hello people of the internet!!! We talk about so many amazing YouTubers that are all incredible and unique in their own way. There is one thing that all of these YouTubers have in common, if you like the channel, then you subscribe to it so you don’t miss a thing. Well what if you could subscribe to YouTube? Yup you heard me right! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about YouTube’s recent announcement that they will begin their 1st subscription service on October 28th. This is definitely a very new move for the website, so keep reading to see how this could affect you. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
Ok now that I’ve officially freaked you out, let’s break down the details of this news. At an event in Los Angeles earlier today, YouTube released it’s new subscriptions service called ‘YouTube Red’, which allows subscribers to pay $9.99 a month in exchange for some really cool benefits. These benefits include: the ability to watch unlimited YouTube videos completely ad free, the ability to save videos to watch offline when you don’t have a connection to the internet, the ability to continue watching videos while running other apps, unlimited streaming of Google Play Music, and exclusive content from top YouTube creators that you won’t have access to without this subscription. YouTube has said that you will be able to watch a lot of the same content for free, but you won’t have access to any of the bonuses listed above. Needless to say this is a BIG step for a website that is now a huge part of our everyday lives. So what do y’all think of this change? Will you subscribe to ‘YouTube Red’? One thing is for sure, starting October 28th, the way we watch YouTube will be changed forever. Let me know below what you think, and check out this video from theverge.com that explains all of the new changes in greater detail.
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss our predictions for who will win at the Teen Choice Awards this year. I picked 6 categories and choose who will most likely win based off of how well this particular person/movie/act did this past year. Even though the competition is really stiff I think that we have 6 winners here, but if y’all disagree, please let me know in the comments below. So now let’s get to the fun part! Are y’all ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
Now y’all all know that we were all patiently waiting for Insurgent to come out, and when it did, we were not disappointed. The movie made 295.2 million at the Box Office, and stars SO MANY of our favorite actors (and some up and comers that we’re all excited about), honestly how could this movie not win!?!
I mean do we even need to discuss this one? This year Sam Smith has won 4 Grammys (including Best New Artist), British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards, 3 awards at The Billboard Music Awards, and Best New Artist at the BET Awards. So needless to say, we’re loving Sam Smith right now.
We can all agree that we’re still singing along to 1989 (which went #1 in sooo many countries I can’t even name them all here). Honestly, Taylor Swift is one of the most powerful acts in pop music at the moment, so it only makes sense that she wins this award, because she’s Taylor Swift and she’s awesome.
This song is one that we hear on the radio ALL the time at the moment, and we still love it. This single was so big, that the music video for the song opened up the 2015 Billboard Music Awards (which you can check my recap of here: 2015 Billboard Music Awards Recap). So needless to say, it wouldn’t surprise me if this song won.
Honestly from the moment this show came out, we were hooked. The show has drama, music, interesting characters, complex storylines, and way too much awesomeness for us to even begin to discuss. Even though this is an EXTREMELY tough category ( I mean you have Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, and others competing), I think that Empire will take this one home.
Whether you love this show (or love to hate watch it), EVERYONE knows about Dance Moms. Dance Moms has already won this year at the Kid’s Choice Awards for Favorite Reality Show, and with the growing popularity of all of the girls, their moms, and of course Abby, it’s VERY likely that they’ll take home a surfboard this year.
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about a YouTuber that I have been addicted to for a LONG time, and that I know y’all will love! If you aren’t already watching Katharine Ward (aka xxmakeupiscoolxx) on repeat, then you are missing out. Through her videos, Katharine is able to show that she is a funny, clever, fun to watch YouTube guru who is very knowledgeable about makeup, fashion, and so much more. I really love it when a YouTuber shows that they are multitalented because it makes their channel more interesting. Trust me, once you start watching Katharine’s videos, you will not be able to stop. So if you’re ready to meet your favorite new YouTuber then read on!
The first video on Katharine’s channel is her review of the ‘Mane and Tail’ shampoo and conditioner, which was uploaded on May 10th, 2012 (here’s the link: Review: Mane and Tail Shampoo). I really liked this review because it’s the first time that we really get to see her personality shine through. I really like the review because it’s detailed but not boring, and basically answers any questions you might have about the product. Katharine really made me trust her opinion, and left me feeling like I could continue watching her reviews without fear that she isn’t being truthful about her opinions. She also seems to be very comfortable in front of the camera, and makes you want to continue watching her videos. The next video that we are going to discuss is Katharine’s ‘Dad Does My Makeup’ tag video, which was uploaded on August 13th, 2013 (link: Dad Does My Makeup). This is probably one of my favorite tag videos ever, because Katharine and her dad are so much fun to watch. It’s really cool to see the great bond that they seem to have, which made the video really interesting. I also thought that having her dad do the tag video with her was a really interesting idea that made the video really unique. It was also really fun to see that her dad seemed to take the tag seriously and actually knew what the cosmetics were called and how to use some of them (bonus points!). I liked that the video was an interesting balance between seriousness and fun.
Ok, next up we have Katharine’s ‘Valentine’s Day Hair and Makeup’ tutorial which was uploaded on February 2nd, 2014 (here’s a link: Getting Ready ♡ Valentines Day Makeup & Hair Tutorial). I thought that this would be a really awesome video for y’all because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I absolutely loved this tutorial, because the hair and makeup looks were cute, fun, and not too over the top. This tutorial is really easy to follow, and is a look that you recycle for any occasion where you want to look cute but not like you’re trying too hard. The last video that we’re gonna talk about today is her ‘Black Friday Haul 2014’ video which was uploaded on November 28th, 2014 (here’s the link: Black Friday Haul 2014!!! + AM I DOING VLOGMAS?!). You know that we can’t have a blog post without a haul video included, because haul videos are life. So….here it goes! I think that the best thing about watching Black Friday haul videos is that you get all the excitement of shopping without having to actually go out and do it (or spend money). I absolutely loved that the haul showcased various clothing pieces and other fun stuff, so there is something in the video for everyone, no matter what your style and tastes are. Doesn’t all this make you want to check out Katharine’s other videos? Me too! Make sure you subscribe to xxmakeupiscoolxx, and also follow Katharine on all of her social media accounts below.
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