Karlie Kloss is a world-famous supermodel, fashion icon and Girl Squad member all-in-one. The mega star has found herself thrust into the spotlight thanks to her successful modeling campaigns with companies like Victoria’s Secret and Dior, just to name a couple. Kloss has recently been seen strutting the catwalks at various fashion weeks, as well as red carpets all around the world.
Need help perfecting the Kardashian contour? Just want to hear an opinion on a foundation that you’re thinking of buying? Look no further than YouTube. There is an entire world of beauty vloggers out there that offer makeup tips and tricks at the click of a mouse. Rather than searching through millions of videos to find something helpful, here are some of my personal favorite channels that offer the best beauty advice. Continue reading
There’s a wave of newfound YouTube “celebrities” taking over the digital world, and leading the pack is YouTuber turned entrepreneur extraordinaire Michelle Phan. You may recognize Michelle from impressive endorsements with YouTube, Lancôme and Dr. Pepper. A gifted artist from a young age, Phan attended the Ringling School of Art and Design. Although she didn’t end up graduating, her artistic talents largely contributed to the massive success of her videos. Continue reading
If there is anyone out there notorious for being YouTube’s face of comedy, it’s Jenna Marbles. The 28-year-old Internet personality began her rise to fame in 2010 with the video “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking,” and has gained upwards of 14 million subscribers since. The sarcastic, tell-it-like-it-is attitude that Jenna delivers is not only hilarious, but she also makes some valid points and can teach everyone something that they didn’t know already. Here are some of the valuable tidbits of information that she’s taught me. Continue reading
You know those moments when a band you’ve liked FOREVER finally gets popular? And you just want to say, “Ugh, I’ve been listening to them for years, where have you guys been?” This usually happens to me because I am a huge YouTube cover artist fanatic. I love listening to different variations of my favorite songs, stripped of all the studio embellishments: just an artist, their guitar and their voice. Getting discovered on YouTube has become a huge trend in the last 10 years, creating some of the biggest artists out there today (cough Justin Bieber). I stay up with the YouTube cover artist game to try and spot the next up and coming recording artists! Continue reading
The best things in life are free…Right? That’s how the quote goes at least. I stand by that statement because it’s true! Why would I want to pay for something when I don’t have to? One of the free things in life that I’m going to talk about is music. If you’ve read some of my articles, I’m a huge music fan. I love listening to music, and discovering new artists is a hobby of mine. However, it is difficult when you want to hear something new but you don’t know where to go or maybe you just want to listen to your favorite artist. Allow me to give you a list of websites that will help YOU discover someone new. I should mention, this is no specific order. Continue reading
Iman Crosson (aka AlphaCat) is one of YouTube’s most influential stars. Over the past few years, Crosson has portrayed some of the most comedic and memorable impersonations of pop culture icons, including his claim to fame – President Barack Obama. Crosson, on the forefront of fresh – always makes waves. The YouTube star has exploded in recent months and stars in the thought-provoking award-winning indie drama, Along the Roadside. Catch our exclusive mini-interview with the weblebrity where we chat with Crosson behind-the-scenes at one of the most buzzed-about shows at LA Fashion Week, WAYWARD.
As January comes to a close, it’s easy to let those New Year’s Resolutions slide a bit. Maybe you wanted to go to the gym regularly and you had a busy week, which made it easier not to go the next week as well. Or perhaps you wanted to drink more water and you forgot for a few days and slipped back to that sweet allure of soda. Have a project you wanted to work on and get done this year? It’s pretty easy to forget about it on Wednesday if you haven’t worked on it since Sunday, right?
Well good news! It’s not too late to get back on track and there’s a great way to keep yourself accountable for it. Continue reading
When I met Felicia Day way back in 2003, she’d just come off a stint in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s seventh season. She hadn’t done her web series The Guild or her recurring roles on Eureka and Supernatural yet, and it’s been interesting watching as her career has taken off and more and more people recognize who she is.
Of course, part of that notoriety comes from her YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, which launched in 2012. The channel expanded from only a few unscripted shows to an enormous variety of series, both unscripted and scripted. They even launched a second channel last year in order to feature additional vlogs and at the most recent San Diego Comic Con, the website announced even more shows to add to its already busy lineup. Continue reading
Answerly is a channel that’s been around for a couple years on YouTube with Hayley G Hoover, Joseph Birdsong (yes, you are remembering him from our interview) and Kristina Horner giving advice on dealing with college, dating/relationships and the nerd/gamer realm. With over 300 videos, the trio has decided that while they love the channel, it’s going to take a different turn in 2014. Continue reading
I’ve been watching (and occasionally making) videos on YouTube since I found the Vlogbrothers in early 2007. I go in and out of phases in which I comment on videos regularly, but since I do regularly like and favorite videos or put them into playlists, I consider myself part of the YouTube community. I’m one of the people who was wary, but decided to see wonderful possibilities when Google bought YouTube. I mean, there is so much more that Google’s power can do than even YouTube could have done before that.
Unfortunately, I’m not seeing that YT is doing good things with their new power though. Continue reading
As a confessed Nerdfighter, I very much enjoy learning new things. Since most Nerdfighters are rather comfortable on YouTube, it’s nice that just about anything I could want to know is just a quick search away. For people who just want to learn in general and don’t have something specific in mind, there are a handful of great channels to subscribe to that will keep the learning coming on a regular pace! Continue reading
On Nov. 3, YouTube hosted their first-ever YouTube Music Awards, which helped honor the very essence of the site. They recognized that YouTube is more than just a place to see music videos and sneezing pandas, but also where the every day person becomes a star, and where people flailing their arms and pelvic thrusting in ridiculous costumes becomes a worldwide sensation.
As Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts ushered in a new era of award show, the live stream began with what they called a live music video of Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife.” Basically, the performance was like watching a music video live instead of behind a computer screen. There were also live music video performances from Lady Gaga, Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator, Eminem and M.I.A.
Pointing at a sign isn’t a difficult task, but it’s a necessary one for the conductors in the New York City subway stations. They are required to point at a black and white striped sign at each stop to prove they are paying attention. Most have been driving so long that it has become just something they do without thinking twice.
So how do you make them appreciate that job just a little more? You make a sign below the striped one that says, “Point here if you’re dead sexy.” Continue reading