Each season, nail polish and nail art trends are becoming more and more advanced. Nail Art advancement has made it difficult to make your nails look like a standout showpiece. The perfect manicure requires time, patience and LOTS of practice. Dotting tools, stripers, glitter and tape are the new nail-must-haves. That’s before factoring in the polish itself!
To help you I’ve compiled a list of YouTube’s best nail technicians!
Cute Polish’s step by step videos make nail art simple! Many of the looks created require dotting tools and stripers. Don’t fret, Cute Polish has a video specifically on DIY nail art tools to help you if you don’t have any of the professional tools. All designs are easy to recreate and look amazing. Cute Polish offers a wide range of tutorials including nail care, how to remove stubborn glitter polish, monochrome, nautical, neon, rainbow, duck, fruit, Christmas and Easter nails. CutePolish is always my first stop for all things nail polish!
In the past few months Jen has been uploading some great nail art tutorials. They are catered towards your average girl and beginners, so you don’t have to be a dab hand at nail art to recreate her designs. The looks Jen creates work perfectly for a night on the town or a day at the office. Jen’s instructions are concise and comprehensive. All her videos are filmed to the highest quality. You can recreate the same tutorial numerous times by changing the colours you use, which is always a bonus when it comes to nail art. Thanks Jen!
Ingrid not only does great makeup videos but her nail polish collection is second to none. While she doesn’t always feature videos specifically about nail polish, if you watch any of her makeup, haul, DIY or favourite’s videos, you’re sure to see her wearing or talking about a beautiful nail colour. She mentions all colours and brands in the description box too. If you’re looking for a review about a specific brand of polish you can bet Ingrid will have the answer.
Mod Nails’ designs are amazing. Their channel is almost a year old but the few designs they have are incredible and look so professional. If you want to wow your friends with halfmoon leopard nails, Betsy Johnston inspired nails or gradient stud caviar nails, have a peek at their channel.
Looking for girlie nail art design? Have a look at some of BubzBeauty’s tutorials. Mixed in with her other random beauty and DIY videos are some real nail art gems! Her spring, dessert, bride and groom and summer floral nails are a few of my personal favourites.
As always, let me know your favourite nail art designs and your favourite YouTube nail art uploaders!
Makeup can be a girl’s best friend… or worst enemy. Choosing the right products and knowing how to apply them correctly can often be a challenge! Luckily, the makeup gurus on YouTube are always close by to lend us a helping hand!
From foundation to false lashes, I’ve complied a list of the best YouTubers to educate us about all things makeup and skincare.
EmilyNoel83 aka The Beauty Broadcast
If you are looking for a truly wonderful makeup artist on YouTube, look no further than the gorgeous Emily. A former newscaster, Emily features extensive tutorials on makeup for HD lighting and camera settings. Her reviews are honest, informative and extremely trustworthy. Her channel features tutorials for all occasions along with expert tips and advice. Specific brand tutorials mixed with her personal opinions on all products used, including brushes and skincare, give the viewer a good indication of which products are worth buying and which you could leave on the shelf. This girl knows her false lashes too! I have to award Emily the title of Best-False-Lash-Applier. What Emily doesn’t know about falsies isn’t worth knowing. Her channel features various lash application videos aswell as a brilliant collection of drugstore (high-street) and high-end products. Whether you’re a makeup addict or makeup newbie, Emily has something for everyone!
MacBarbie07 aka Beth
Bethany Mota’s channel, MacBarbieo7, is young, fun and FULL of energy! All of Beth’s videos are really well put together, flowing seamlessly from one topic to the next. I love that she features drugstore and affordable products in her tutorials. She is bridging the gap and reaching out to a younger generation of girls who are either advancing their love of makeup or learning how to apply products correctly. Beth uploads a brilliant range of tutorials with teenage themes and events in mind like prom, back to school, days out and nights out with friends. She incorporates makeup, fashion, beauty and DIY perfectly. There are even a few random vlogs mixed throughout her tutorials. These usually involve a great location like the beach, her local Wal-Mart or a New York adventure.
Celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, has quite an extensive CV. Her work has graced the covers of multiple publications. Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair, you name it Lisa has applied the makeup for it. Her clients include Emma Watson, Kate Winslet, Cheryl Cole, the One Direction Boys, Jessica Beil, Keira Knightly, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, the list is endless. She also features in Chanel’s makeup tutorials on their YouTube channel. It’s a miracle she finds the time to do all this and film tutorials for her own channel! Her videos include the best application tips and general product advice on YouTube. She uses a lot of high-end products but offers good drugstore alternatives for the majority of the high-end products she uses. Many of Lisa’s videos focus on specific topics like how to get fuller lips, how to pick the right foundation or how to perfect the smokey eye. Lisa has an amazing, hypnotic and calming voice. She is so easy to listen to and follow. I can’t recommend her channel enough!
GossMakeupArtist aka Wayne
Wayne’s channel offers honest, reliable opinions on every product known to man, on top of application tips and opinions on makeup trends. He competently explains all types of makeup fads, think Kim Kardashian’s yellow primer. Wayne’s videos are straight to the point, informative and interesting. He really knows his stuff, not just about the products but the ingredients in the products. If you want to learn more about how makeup works, how makeup is designed and what it’s supposed to do, GossMakeupArtist is definitely for you.
Another teen and young adult favourite, Tanya Burr’s brilliant makeup tutorials are inspired by celebrity and red-carpet looks. She features numerous natural and everyday looks too that are perfect if you’re going shopping, out for Lunch or to school. Tanya listens to her viewer’s feedback and comments and she uses a variety of drugstore and high-end products. She is very fond of MAC which is great if you’re a MAC lover or you want to learn more about their products. Tanya’s channel also features skincare and fashion hauls. A haul, for those of you that don’t know, is a video featuring a collection of products or clothes. Many of her videos often feature special guests. These are mostly other YouTube stars. Her “Get Ready with Me” videos are especially interesting when she is going to a movie premiere or giving you a rare insight into the madness of London Fashion Week. All of the videos featured on the Tanya Burr’s channel are filmed to the highest quality and flow nicely. Tanya comes across as a genuinely lovely girl who really cares about her followers. An all-round fantastic channel!
MakeupByAlli aka Alli
Alli’s channel features excellent tutorials for all occasions and events, day or night. I particularly love her “No-Makeup-Makeup” looks and her natural everyday routines. They’re really wearable and easy to recreate. Aside from a full on makeup routines she has videos tailored to specific applications. If you want to perfect applying blusher, contouring your face or creating the perfect airbrushed, HD eyebrows, Alli can show you how. She breaks down each area and the steps are super easy to follow. All her tutorials are filmed using a HD camera. Out of all the makeup gurus I’ve mentioned, Alli makes the best use of zoom and close-up shots. Viewers can actually see what she doing and how she is applying the product. She too uses a wide variety of products, the majority of which are available worldwide. Like most beauty YouTubers she features the odd hair tutorial and product reviews in her monthly favourites videos. If anyone reading this is hoping to start their own beauty channel or wishes to improve their own videos, Alli is the girl to learn from. She has videos on how she films and edits her tutorials which are definitely worth a watch. Alli is a beautiful girl, with a lovely personality and a passion for sharing her love of all things beauty!
Let me know below your favourite beauty YouTubers and their best tutorials!
Did you know, 1 Billion of us that consult YouTube on a monthly basis?
When it comes to all things beauty, celebrity, cooking and lifestyle, knowing the best channels to watch, trust and rely on, can be a challenge. As part of a new mini-series, The Best of Youtube, I will highlight and profile some of my favourite Youtubers from each category.
This week it’s the Beauty Community, starting with Hair.
LetsMakeItUp1 aka Kaley
This girl sure knows a thing or two about hair! Kaley is the hair-extraordinaire, uploading videos since 2010, LetsMakeItUp1 focuses on easy, elegant, modern hairstyles for the average girl. Her tutorials are step by step guides, usually inspired by redcarpet hair, TV shows, Pinterest pictures or music videos. Ranging from Caual Updos , Formal Updos to Casual non-updo hairstyles. To make the most out of Kaley’s channel, I would advise that you have good knowledge of your own hair and what works and doesn’t work for you. She does her best to advise which hairstyles suit a particular hair type or length in the intros to her videos. I would suggest that you try out and practice these tutorials before you plan on wearing them, especially if it is for a formal occasion or big event. The videos are really easy to follow and understand, but some of the styles are quite intricate and require practice. She also features videos on products that cater to a vast range of hair types and styles.
Model turned YouTube hair guru ace, Lilith Moon, features tutorials for all occasions. Her styles focus mainly on medium to long hair lengths. Time and time again, I can consult this channel and learn something new. Lilith also uses clip in hair extensions and features extensive guides and FAQ videos on how to achieve the perfect look. If you want to learn how to create a knotted braid , an interesting, intricate side braid or something effortlessly chic, LilithMoon is the channel for you.
Cute Girls HairStyles
This channel is best for those of you who wish to learn the basics or wish to expand on your basic hair knowledge. It’s also a great channel for a Mother or Father with little hair styling knowledge. Compared to the other channels I’ve suggested, most of the tutorials are carried out on a model. Mindy, the founder of the channel, is a mother herself and the modelsshe uses are her own children. My favourite tutorials are the winding lace braided ponytail, the Dutch lace headband and their 3D Plait ponytail. All of the videos on this channel are really well put together and simple to follow. Perfect if you’re just starting out and love to braid!
Bebexo is an excellent channel for anyone interested in hairstyles thats quick, quirky, and deviating from the norm. Each video is stronger than the last. Her latest one minute back to school hairstyles video is brilliant for every day, even if you’re not going back to school. A lot of hair videos on YouTube can be confusing and full of waffle. Bebexo’s tutorials are concise and informative without losing the effect of an effortless style. Be sure to look at her blogaswell for more advice and all things beauty, including product and style reviews.
Hopefully you like these channels as much as I do. Remember, a lot of the styles featured in these videos take practice. Don’t give up if they don’t work for you the first time! As always, let me know your favourite YouTube Hair gurus below.