Greetings from the intertubes, fellow cyber-adventurers!
OK, yes, technically I’m *always* greeting you from the intertubes, this is a blog after all, but today we’re going to delve into a different area of the vast Web that the Internet Gods cast over the Earth. Yes, today we’re going to look at a few of this rogue’s favourite YouTube channels! Some of them are specifically beauty-based, and some aren’t. In all cases I love the channel itself, and the video I’ve chosen to link in this post is just a personal favourite (so it might be a little older…or it might not!). I’ve been meaning to do this for a while actually, and while you may be familiar with some of the channels I’m listing here, I hope you find something new to love!
First up! A favourite of many , we have the incomparable Lisa Eldridge. She’s just so impossibly nice and beautiful and talented, it’s enough to make you sick. But in a good way! Her advice and philosophy on makeup and beauty has shaped much of my own, and although she hasn’t lived here for a long time, I’m totally claiming her for New Zealand! She also has a lovely blog that you can visit here, and you can find the links to her tweety and instagrammy goodness there too. This video is just a personal favourite, but I love basically everything this woman touches, so all her other videos come highly recommended!
Next up we have the stupendous Anna Akana. This girl has it all, really – she’s gorgeous, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she seems to have enough energy to fuel three suns, which I find both impressive and enviable! There’s much to love on Anna’s channel, and I think the video I’m linking here might be the only specifically beauty related one – I strongly suggest you check out her awesome web series, Riley Rewind. Because seriously, there’s nothing this girl can’t do.
No video roundup would be complete without mentioning the girl who first got me into both Urban Decay and creative eyeshadow in general! Shannon Harris (channel: shaaanxo) is gorgeous, adorably goofy and sweetly down to earth. She blends eyeshadow and applies eyeliner in ways that I still envy wildly, and she’s a good Kiwi girl to boot! I have much love for Shannon, and this video (although quite old) remains a favourite that I turn to if I need a giggle!
Speaking of eyeshadow skills and envy, I need to make some serious space here for the glory that is Klaire de Lys. I’m not sure I can actually really articulate in words how awesome her makeup artistry (for artistry it be!) actually is. The easiest way is to watch this video, which I selected almost at random from the pool of awesomeness that is her channel, and then watch all her other videos. The woman paints her own backgrounds and makes her own accessories for the videos. Seriously. Gah! Her blog is here.
For those who are waiting for a dose of geekery amongst all this makeup: I have a list of channels whose regular gaming and Let’s Play series I watch in my ‘Adventure Board’ page above, but I’ll pull out a favourite here and add a new channel to the mix!
If there happen to be any German speakers amongst my usual readership, and you’re into games at all, you probably already know this name. I’m talking, of course, about Gronkh (his real name is Erik, I think). Gronkh is (as far as I know) the pre-eminent German Youtube Let’s Player, and is singlehandedly responsible for almost all of my thesis writing. His content is great anyway, but somehow, some series make a really excellent background to writing for me. Why? Who knows (die Wissenschaftler streiten noch). Anyway, the video I’ve put in here is the first in a series that ended recently, and one that I particularly enjoyed. This particular game is entirely in English, by the way, and well worth looking into! If you can stand a bit of strong language, anyway ;-)
Anybody out there play MTG? If you do, you probably already know this channel. If not, going and watching one of Evan Erwin‘s videos on the mrorangeguy channel will be an eye opening experience, a window into another world! I’ve recently been watching the set review for Magic 2015, but there’s plenty more awesome content here besides, for Magic: the Gathering fans and anyone who’s always wondered what that whole card game thing was about anyway. Geek out! ;-)
What do you think, fellow cyber-adventurers? What are your favourite YouTube channels? Do you have any non-beauty related chnnels you’re keen on? Did you get into makeup because of magical things you saw on the intertubes?
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
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