Sunday, February 3, 2013

Confessions of a SEMI-youtube Addict (youtube recent finds - MAKEUP VLOGS)

So here's the thing,  I probably use the internet for maybe about, hmm... 5 hours a day? Maybe more than that. But that's not the point here. So what exactly do I do on the internet? I have a few sites that I usually visit: facebook (connecting with friends/boring game request thing), blogger (I like reading and following fashion blogs), pinterest (I love seeing beautiful things), and youtube.

Since I haven't really posted anything here on my blog, let me give you a little info about myself. I am a 20 year old FILIPINA living in Quezon City, Philippines.  I study in UST, Manila. I am a Comm Arts major.

For those of you who don't know, the Philippines is regarded as the social media capital of the world (You could look it up if you like) - Just sharing (so random). :)

So in my 5+ hours a day on the internet, what exactly have I been doing? Well, recently I have been so drawn to youtube. The information is endless! Plus the fact that visuals do help in making a point about something and It's really entertaining because you get to choose what you want to watch. It's very open and casual because anyone can make an account and post with just any basic video camera/web cam and because its open to the amateurs unlike sites like vimeo really focus on the creative side of videos.

Youtube is quite a roller coaster since most of the content is amateurish. There are a lot of people who post videos at a concert that is REALLY PAINFUL to the eyes and to the ears! I seriously CAN NOT understand why people would post such things! I mean come on, I would forgive a person who has low res videos if the actual content is ok/good (i.e. a person filming his/her opinion on something or someone filming the precious moments they have with their kid or something like that) but seriously what the hell would you honestly get if you uploaded a video that YOU KNOW would NOT be appreciated? So to save you from SOME of that pain, let me CONFESS to you some of the really GOOD channels that I am guilty of watching:

Are you the type of girl/guy who is really into makeup? There are makeup artists that post makeup tutorial videos on youtube to get an audience. You know, the more people who know about them, the more people will hire them (well, that's probably the one of the main points of the internet. Here are a few that I know:

This girl I think was a schoolmate of mine when I was in grade school. Not really sure,  but I found out about her on facebook. She is a friend of mine there and I was surprised that she has already been hired by some magazines here in the Philippines. Then I saw that she had a youtube channel. She usually films then she does a voice over for the video. She's an ambassadress of Dollface Cosmetics, a guest Makeup Artist at MAC Rockwell... read more here

Love makeup but in a tight budget? This is your girl! She reviews local, drugstore/department store cosmetics. Questions about Everbillena, Fanny Serano, and more? Just check out her videos. Her videos are not exclusively about makeup. some are videos about what she did that day like where she and her boyfriend went to, etc. It might not be what your looking for but it does make you feel that you actually have a look into her life and she actually replies to all comments on her videos. I think? or at least the comments that I have posted?

Makeup tips and tricks? He is my beauty vlog HERO. I swear. If you want to look red carpet ready or just want to know how to do good makeup, you should DEFINITELY check his channel out! I learn SO MUCH from him.

 I was going to blog about most of the interesting vlogs that I have found on youtube but since it is 1:01 am here in the Philippines, I would say that it is time for me to get some sleep. I will do a separate post on the other interesting vlogs that I have discovered lately. I hope you guys like what I have shared with you.

Marga. :)