beauty blogger/youtubers

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So following my previous post on beauty, I am continuing on this streak, I am going to list below all my favourite people/channel I am following on youtube, and give a little explanation on each and what I love about each one sort of thing…

I am arranging it in categories and there is a mix of English, American, and Brazilian youtubers, and a few magazines that I also like to follow.

Beauty bloggers:

Vivianna does make up; (British) I like her voice and her personality. She is very honest but in sweet way and does good product reviews. I really got into her when she did the Beauty chat with Lily Pebbles, you could see their genuine friendship and they both always made me laugh!

Lily Pebbles; (British) I just mentioned her, I like her as well for her none fused approach to product reviews and tutorials. I sometime watch her vlogs and her real way to be in front of the camera. But I prefer her reviews on products very honest and I feel you can trust her judgment.

Jessica Make, (Brazilian) She is a lip addict (hum me too…) and is really good for any new product review from the Farmácia aisle. She will test directly on camera and share her first impressions. She is a lip swatcher queen and her channel is a good place to decide on which lipstick to get.

Niina Secrets; (Brazilian) She is very sweet and girly, sometimes a bit too much, I think she is still a bit young still. But I will be interested to see what’s next… I do enjoy watching her channel for tutorials, fun tags, and her favourites videos.

Tanya Burr; (British) Almost a classic in the youtube world, she started ages ago and does wonderful tutorials, but in a easy way for you to recreate on your self. I love her bubbly personality that does comes out more in her collaborations, and I am always interested what she does next. Recently she participated at the United Nation on a global campaign, her attitude is really interesting and inspiring.

Brittany Sarah; (Canadian) I love her fun bubbly personality and I love her tutorials. Some I wouldn’t recreate my self but on her it’s beautiful! I love watching her reviews, favourites videos along with the hauls she does. She is really sweet and I do love her looks she creates on her channel.

Writer bloggers:

Dia de beauté por Vic Ceridono; (Brazilian) My number one favourite girl on youtube by far! I LOVE HER!!! She is hilarious! Her videos are always fun. You feel inspired after watching her. She experiments has fun with make up and that transmits it to us. Well for me it certainly does. I definitely have a girl crush on her… She did a beauty guide book called Dia de Beauté, that I am coveting to buy for a while… I am also totally obsessed with her Youtube Series with Camila Coutinho de Garotas Estúpidas called “#CamieVictake”. There are many series, the last one was in New York, but before was Paris, London, or even Dubai! It’s so much fun to watch!

Ruth Crilly a model recommends; (British) She used to be a model and now writes about beauty. I love her recommendations of products, the way she is so herself in the videos, that her baby pops up occasionally… she share her life and herself in such a natural manner that makes me really like her even more. Her tutorials are nice too if you’re into glowing skin.

Sali Hughes Beauty; (British) She started as a make artist assistant and went into journalism later on. She write about many things and also writes on beauty for the Guardian. Her videos are full of knowledge and is journey to discovery. She has this serie called “in the bathroom of” and all the guests are interesting and wonderful! You learn about so much more than just make up and beauty.

Make up artists:

Pixiwoo, Sam and Nick; (British) The original and unavoidable sisters, both started as makeup artists and created what is youtube today. Their tutorials are amazing as always and so easy to recreate. They also created the staple that are their makeup brushes Real Technique. So good and affordable. You can’t go wrong with them, love them both although I have a penchant for Nick…

Harry makes it up; (British) Another makeup artist, I really enjoy her tutorials, very beautiful and natural. I do sometimes enjoy watching her favourites and recommendations of products.

Linda Kramer; (Brazilian) She is makeup artist from Brasilia. She is great for product reviews, new launches, and her tutorials are good too. She is very genuine and sweet at the same time.

Wayne Goss; (British) I love him for his totally honest point of view and do really respect his opinion. He is a makeup artist and knows his stuff. I do really enjoy watching his reviews of new launches and products. His videos are always to the point and short which is nice sometimes.

Lisa Eldridge; (British) Well if you read my last post you will already know my love for her. I love all the technique and tips she shares on her channel. Her pin point concealing has literally changed my life!

Magazines: Some of the magazines I do tend to look out for on youtube, British Vogue, I like the serie called “inside the wardrobe of” and the Alexa Chung’s serie called “the future of fashion”.

Us Vogue, the classic well known 73 questions with many celebrities, the best being Derek from Zoolander, and the funny videos they create with the cover star. My favourite is as always the with Lena Dunham. I love it so much I added it here again…

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Vogue Brasil has always some fun and interesting videos, I like to watch o Mister V com Mattheus Mazzafera, Beauté por aí, a Moda da Casa…

Brooklyn

Since I moved everything was so fast paced and I was on this world round of organising sorting out lots of bits and pieces, but now the rhythm slowed down. And it starting to feel weird, I need to get back, or actually create my own life routine, or what to do in the day to day. Of course I am looking for jobs, some days are easier other less, I am still getting the hang of it all. I need to find my place here in this new city in the world.

Bom aside some philosophical talk, I have been watching lots of film recently, maybe to get inspirations and I especially loved this film, called Brooklyn, the best part is the end but it’s worth watching the whole film to get that end quote but I want to share it here with you.

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I am going to add the trailer so you can get a better idea of the rest of the film, but it’s such a lovely story with lots of layers once you start looking at it, and great actress, you can see her transformation, it’s such a beautiful film.

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I think I am also going through this transformation at the moment, I am trying to recreate my self, in a new place although not completely unknown it’s still a challenging process / journey and I am growing a lot as a person, but I am not out of the woods yet… let’s see where life will take me…

Beauty wise

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Since my time in New York, I started to have a bit of an obsession or maybe call it an eye opening moment in my life where I discovered a world I grasped so little of but always was mesmerised by. Ok a long intro to say that I am talking about make up here!

In New York I had a little revolution in my life because my wonderful cousin Nikkie introduced me to the world of make up and how to use it and how apply it! As well she introduce me to many beauty gurus that exists on youtoube, or can called the “youtubers”.

These “youtubers are for most normal boys and girls (sometimes really young girls or boys!) that created a channel on youtube and uploads videos on beauty, or anything else, that you can think of it actually…

But me personally I follow a few on beauty and fashion, because that’s what interests me. To be honest, there are so many channels and new videos to watch all the time it’s hard to follow!!

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Some of those youtube channels are huge with lots of subscribers. Now there are even big brands that have a platforms on Youtube such as Chanel, or even magazine like the US Vogue, the British Vogue, or Harper’s Baazar, Elle magazine…

Amongst those girls who do tutorials, reviews of products, one person that for me I feel is a reference and I do tend to go back again and again, is Lisa Eldridge. She a professional make up artist and apparently one of the first to share her knowledge the way she does on youtube. She does lots of tutorials obviously from look she created or on famous celebrities, she recommends products, does specific video on problematic things for most of us in the beauty department like foundation concealer etc….

To show case Lisa’s work I put that Elle cover she did with Emma Watson, and I did put her video recreating that make up look further down.

I love how she does her videos in a very poised manner with a calm voice and gives detailed explanations. Her make up looks are in the end so beautiful, elegant you won’t find this caked heavy make up (which unfortunately some (ok most) “young” girls do… they tend to add to much on their faces I feel personally…). Her make up looks are always so natural. If you listen and watch to just even one of her video it will already change your life!

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And to ramble even further my love for her, she was the “pupil” or more the assistant of make up artist Mary Greenwell, another lady that I absolutely love!!! Mary Greenwell also had Charlotte Tilbury as an assistant as well! I discovered her (Mary) on the brilliant channel of Sali Hughes who is writers and as well write on beauty for the Guardian.

Sali Hughes does some great videos, and has a serie called “in the bathroom of” and there are many guests that I love! One from that series was Mary Greenwell (there are many other amazing people and other make up artists interviewed on her channel).

I then discovered Mary Greenwell did few videos for a youtube channel called Get the Gloss too. Her make up looks are AMAZING so fresh modern and very natural. And both her assistants are incredible so that gives you an idea…

I also I forgot to mention Lisa Eldridge did recently this spectacular book on make up history if you can get your hands on her book I would definitely (once I have a house… right now I am on a banned book buy because living in luggage is tough! and books is a hassle to carry around…).

Soon I am going to follow up with another post on lots of other beauty bloggers/youtubers/gurus that I also love to follow!

 

Lisa Eldridge blog

http://www.lisaeldridge.com

Pilotto

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So today it’s a double whammy a video and photos of my favourite looks from Peter Pilotto new collection. Sorry for the non Brazilian speaker here (as the video is from Vogue Brazil.. but you see the images non?), but as I am gearing up for Brazil I am into full Brazil mode and watching lots of things on Brazil or Brazil related… As most Brazilian think I am completely bonkers to go now as the country is having major problems economically and politically but hey there is sense in the madness…

Anyway today is about Pilotto and it’s very pastel colours palette with very feminine delicate pieces even based from men’s staple item that is the shirt. A much more softer version of what we can wear for spring and summer.

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Photos from Vogue Runway

True cost

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Yesterday I saw this documentary and I urge you to watch it, it’s very hard to even watch it fully as you realise we are all part of it on some way. It’s heart breaking but at the same time we are part of the problem, we can also flip the coin and take the decision to make conscious choice of our power as a consumer.

This documentary opened my eyes, and I hope it will do the same for you. I am not as bad as some people or friends I know, I don’t really shop that often you know at Topshop, H&M, Zara all those places but I occasionally do. I don’t really like this fast fashion because it’s impersonal, everybody dresses the same.

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While I lived in London, I discovered vintage shopping. I inherently already knew about vintage as my wardrobe was already full of my mother’s dresses or pieces she pass down to me. I always have loved fashion, but more than fashion itself I love clothes, beautiful clothes. This love was cultivated with mother she taught me this. She keeps items in her wardrobe for years and years, she mends them she care for each piece of clothing she owns. I try to do that too.

After watching this film I felt sick, and went to my wardrobe and started to look at the labels of clothing that I have. Obviously Bangladesh came up, Turkey, China, all the usual places you would suspect from t-shirts I bought from H&M, Topshop, Zara, Gap, Forever 21… I felt awful, I still feel awful and guilty. Like Ali Hewson’s says, “We carry the story of the people who make our clothes around with us.”

A few years back Vintage shopping was a revelation for me. Vintage pieces exude a beautiful quality, they tell a story, a happy story, (unlike the fast fashion pieces…) they connect you to a time, to a person, to a place where they were made. They make you feel special. Each vintage piece I buy it is because I absolutely love them, they are unique (on top of it!) and they become like my treasures that I can enjoy and look after for the rest of my life. I want and will pass them down like my mother did to my children. I cherish those pieces. And on top of this all they fit me wonderfully! (most of them did fit me like a glove but sometime I had them fitted my local dry cleaner). I remember when I was at school H&M had just opened, buying clothes there most of the time left me a bit disappointed as most items never really fitted me or never gave the feeling that vintages pieces always do. Most of those purchases I did discard, although I have a few pieces that I still have today and have kept for many years. Anyway I don’t want to be part of this and I want to change my habits from now on and buy better.

Quoting from the best ladies on this point Livia Firth says: “Buy less and get more ‘fashion mileage’ out of each piece. Buy heritage pieces that will last. Become an active citizen through your wardrobe. Lucy said “if we can all commit to wearing something a minimum of 30 times, then we can buy it. We need to buy clothes that we love. Clothes that will sustain our wardrobe for years to come. This is why I love fashion. It can truly empower you!”

Livia quotes the amazing journalist called Lucy Siegle, she wrote two books on this very complex subject, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World, and We are what we wear. They are on my reading list definitely.

If like me you want to take more an active approach as a consumer, have a look at the documentary’s website, www.truecostmovie.com they have lots of info on how to be more an informed consumer and brand they recommends too.

watercolours & first ever youtube video!

Ok as I went bang on about youtube last time, I thought I should give it a go!

And my friend let me tell you it’s time consuming! I struggled for a while but then imovie finally gave me a hand and now it is finally uploaded!

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So here it is my first video on a safe subject for me that is my watercolour and drawings. I am quite excited now (although exhausted!) and already thinking to try harder videos (well much harder to make) on makeup, fashion…

I want to make one on the clothes I brought here in New York, and how I team them up maybe? Not sure how it’s going to go yet, you will see soon enough…

Here is the address of the store I mention in the video,

Couleurs du Quai Voltaire, 3 Quai Voltaire 75007 Paris France

I want a “Salade”!

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So do you want a salad too? Right? Wonderful and amazing store that is the famous Didier Ludot store.

I know it well, (well it’s window!) I never got in as I know I will come out either with a crazy bill that I cant afford (which being somewhat sensible will never happen), but most probably I know I will come out feeling totally depressed I knowing I will never own such beauties that resides in that store. (Most to be honest are almost museum pieces!) I drool over the spectacular pieces in the window and that is enough for me.

inside the wardrobe

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I fell upon this video and I loved the big difference of these two Vogue editors approach to their own wardrobe and how they dress.

Well I obviously I love Bay Garnett, I love her comments too! “my posh cupboard”  “It’s the kind of jacket that could actually lead to a divorce! because it’s so expensive!”

I mean I want a posh cupboard!! that Jacket too! She a bit more messy than me ( I hope I am a bit more organised!) but I totally relate to her sense of style and her passion for odd colourful special pieces that express how you feel, express you personality. Who has time for minimalism!

The other editor is to me so safe (and to be totally honest BORING!) I can’t comprehend someone who is so neat and wear jeans and t-shirt everyday! (live a little!)

And by the way been very bad at uploading new posts recently, (enjoying NYC way too much!) and my courses started and also found an internship last week (that I am so happy and enjoying ALOT!) so my time has been a little less free to take the time to edit upon the blog, but promise I will upload more! xx