Showing posts with label Beauty Vlogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty Vlogger. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ingrid Nilsen and Hannah Hart Confirm They're a Couple in the Sweetest Way

After a heavy dose of speculation from fans, YouTube stars Ingrid Nilsen and Hannah Hart are official! The comedian/chef told DIVA magazine that their friendship turned from platonic into something more.

"I met someone who was a great fit for the real me... She's also a YouTuber. We've actually been friends for a couple of years and then... circumstances kind of aligned. Her name is Ingrid and she is a big YouTuber. But she's also one of the most brilliant, soulful people I've ever met. It's so good," she said.

A photo posted by Ingrid Nilsen (@ingridnilsen) on

This is seriously freaking adorable. That's one way to announce your relationship status! And you can tell that they care so much about each other. Ingrid publicly came out as gay in June, and we're happy to see that she's in such a loving relationship.

Do you think Hannah and Ingrid are the cutest couple ever? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Inspiring Beauty Vlogger Jordan Bone Just Revealed She's Partially Paralyzed

Jordan Bone has dozens of makeup tutorials on her YouTube channel, each with thousands of views and dozens of comments. Like a true beauty blogger, her eyeliner is always on point, her contouring is perfectly blended and she's not afraid of experimenting with color.

One detail from her videos, though, has stood out to users: Bone's hands are always closed, her fingers curling into her palm. In an effort to silence critics and answer curious users, Bone released a moving video two weeks ago in which she revealed she is a tetraplegic, partially paralyzed from the torso down.

Beauty Vlogger Jordan Bone Just Revealed She's Partially Paralyzed"Most of the time when I upload a video, I have questions about my hands. Truth is, I can't move them, open them or close them. And it's all because 10 years ago I became a tetraplegic after a car accident," she says in the opening of the video. "So to be able to do my makeup good enough to show you guys is a massive achievement for me."

The video, entitled "My Beautiful Struggle," has garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube since she published it — and has proved yet again that beauty tutorials are increasingly becoming a means to connect over matters deeper than mascara and lipstick.

The power of makeup shape identity: "Being the girl in the wheelchair wasn't my plan," Bone says in the five-and-a-half-minute video, "so I didn't want people to see just the chair."

Makeup-free and staring into the camera, she narrates how she used to struggle to apply her makeup. She didn't know how to use her hands and would get frustrated and depressed over her weakened abilities.

"I'd lost a lot and I didn't want to lose my identity too," she says. But makeup, specifically regaining the strength to wield it, has been an empowering process.

"I persevered and I'm happy with how my useless hands helped me enhance my useless face each day," Bone says.

Her hope, she says, is that her viewers can take away some inspiration from her struggle. "You guys inspire me every day, so I hope this is my little way of saying 'thank you,'" she says.

Connecting over more than just makeup: YouTube users have responded with enthusiasm in the comments to Bone's message, many calling her an inspiration to open up about their own struggles.

Now they have a hashtag to do so with: Bone created #MyBeautifulStruggle so that others could share their own private challenges and triumphs. To date, she's received hundreds of messages from people, she told Today.

"Hearing from fans made it all worth it," Bone said in the interview. "They may think I inspired them, but they really inspired me by telling me that it's OK to be brave."

Bone's video is the latest in a string of makeup tutorials connecting with viewers on a personal level. In July, beauty blogger Em Ford shared a video, "You Look Disgusting," where she recounts the criticism she's gotten on social media when she reveals her acne-prone skin and the praise she receives when she covers it with makeup. Meanwhile, vlogger Nikki de Jager of NikkieTutorials used a video to validate girls who love makeup and want to experiment without judgment or guilt.

Bone's video is a reminder that makeup can be empowering — and that there's always a story and a person underneath the layers of foundation and blush.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Louis Tomlinson's Little Sister is Now a Beauty Vlogger

Whether you knew it or not, you've already seen Lottie Tomlinson's work everywhere. Yes—the guys in One Direction have a makeup artist, whom 17-year-old Lottie has been assisting for some time now. But now, the little sister of Louis is branching out on her own with her own YouTube beauty tutorials.

Her very first post walks us through how to achieve glitter lips, a look she proves would actually work in real life (no, really):

She also gives us a how-to on rocking bold blue eyeshadow, which we all know can be a tough look to pull off.

So basically, she's teaching us how to be a mermaid. We're already looking forward to what else we can expect from her new endeavor!

Lottie Tomlinson

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ingrid Nilson Comes Out in Emotional New Video

Ingrid Nilsen came out to her fans today in a seriously emotional video she posted to her account. The beauty vlogger sat down for nearly 20 minutes and took the time to go really open up to her fans and answer questions she thinks they may have.

"I guess I am just going to get right to it. There's something that I want you to know. And that something is... I'm gay. It feels so good to say that," she said between tears.

"I'm sitting here today because I care about you guys. You've been a part of my life for the past, almost six years, and this is a really big part of my life. And I want to sit down and talk to you and have this conversation, just like I've had this conversation with friends and people who are close to me in my life."

She then went on to explain how she tried to suppress her feelings for most of her life, and even dated men. However, at 26 years old, she decided that she needed to stop lying to herself and those around her and finally admitted to one of her close friends that she's gay.

"I just felt like I was going to burst if I didn't tell somebody. The first person that came to my mind was my friend Kat, so I basically kind of bugged her all day to see if I could come over. She's amazing and I love her and I just sat and talked to her and I told her everything. And she was just the best," Ingrid said.

"It felt so good to just tell somebody because I was ready and I just feel so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful people around me and I feel like I've gotten closer to all of them because of this."

We're so proud of Ingrid for coming out to her friends and fans – we can't imagine how difficult it must have been!