Smokey Glow, YouTube, Beauty Community, Beauty Guru, Commentary Channels, College

My Interview with YouTuber, Smokey Glow.

There are so many different communities on YouTube that I’m a fan of. Two of them are the drama/commentary Channels and the other is the beauty community (among many, many others). I had been casually watching a Beauty YouTuber/Commentary Channel called Smokey Glow for quite some time. I was in awe of her tell-it-like-it-is personality, yet she still knows how to be friendly, has killer makeup skills, and is willing to open up about her personal life. She showed me over time that she’s beautiful on both the inside and out. When I hit that “Subscribe” Button, I knew I was going to be a fan for life!

I can’t tell you how excited I was and still am that she agreed to do an interview with me! She was so sweet and personable. It was such a pleasure interviewing her and I hope to catch up in the future.

So, enough chit-chat, on to the interview!

1. I love your Youtube channel and have a blast watching it! What inspired you to start a channel?
Awe thank you so much! Honestly, I have no one in my life who loves makeup like I do.  I really loved the idea of starting a youtube channel because I was able to talk to people about new makeup releases and products.  I also have no one in my life who cares about youtube drama so that’s kind of why my channel became a hybrid of makeup and commentary.  I wanted to create a place where maybe 10-15 people would talk to me about things I was interested in and the fact that it has turned into something so much bigger is really exciting.  I love having people in my life who care about all this stuff and actually enjoy listening to me talk about it.
2. I know you’ve talked about your studies before, but could you remind us again what you’re studying and how is school going?
I am studying Social Work at a college in Rochester NY! I actually have been working the past year and a half to get my grades up so I could get accepted into the program, and now I will be starting classes at the end of August.  I’m going to be a junior in college this semester so I know that will come with an increased workload but it’s work I really enjoy.  Social work is something I am very passionate about and I love helping people.  Last semester I interned at the Center for Disability Rights and really enjoyed working in advocacy, but I think in the future I will be more focused on working with kids.  I am 99% sure I want to end up in a school setting but who knows!  College has always been something that I didn’t think I would be successful in but last semester I was able to maintain a 4.0 and I am really hoping to be able to do that again in the fall.
3. What are your plans after college is over? Do you plan to go to grad school or is it time for job hunting in your career field?
I am jumping right into grad school! My school has a program where if you do the 2-year social work program you can get your masters degree in a year! Once I am done with that I plan on finding work! The biggest appeal to working in a school is that I would be able to have summers off to volunteer.  The reason I realized I want to be in the helping field is because I spent 3 months in Nepal volunteering at a school.  The experience was so life-changing and I would love to keep traveling and volunteering in countries that need it as I grow older.
4. I love when you do GRWM’s and talk about the latest YouTube Gossip. Is there any topic on YouTube (or person) that you believe would be off limits? Why or why not?
I definitely think there are things you can’t talk about.  These topics can be really controversial and people are going to have strong opinions.  One of the number one things I try to stay away from is politics.  I live in the US and tensions are really high right now.  I never want to make anyone on my channel feel ostracized.  Another thing I don’t feel is acceptable is anything in regards to someone’s loss, whether it be a physical loss or an emotional one.  When Jaclyn Hill got divorced I saw a lot of people talking about it and trying to turn that into “tea” and it really grossed me out.  I felt the same when I saw people making videos about Nikki Tutorials brother passing away.  To profit from that in anyway is wrong in my opinion.  I really try to not cross the line of being a drama channel.  There are so many amazing drama channels out there that do what they do so well but that just isn’t me.  I think there is a real need for female creators in the commentary community and I would like to keep working on my content to fill that gap.
5. How’s your Project Pan coming? You probably mentioned it, so I’m sorry for bringing it up again, but what made you start? What’s your advice for people that have just gotten started, like me?
I haven’t updated anyone over the summer actually! I really wanted to just kind of do it and give an update in the fall! For some products it’s going really well, and for others it’s been kinda a fail.  I think the best advice I could give someone is to start small and have low expectations.  I really wanted to try and finish 18 products in 2018 and for me that was kinda an ambitious goal.  I’ve realized while I like trying to use up certain products I also really enjoy versatility.  I think I will definitely see pan by December, just not on everything I had initially hoped for.  The last advice I would give is to not get too discouraged if you don’t see pan! Project pans are supposed to fun, so don’t stress if everything doesn’t go as planned!
6. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers, both in the beauty community and outside the community?
In the beauty community, I have been loving James Charle’s content! I think he has some great ideas that will take him far! I also enjoy Raw Beauty Kristi, Tati, Spooky Lips and Fat Hips, Georgia Harris and Thomas Halbert.  Drama channels who I love are Petty Paige, DISHWASHINGLICKWID, Nosy Hausfrau and Peter Monn.  As far as other content goes, I really love David Dobriks vlogs they instantly stop my anxiety.  I have also obviously been loving all of Shane’s new content (who hasn’t), Casey Neigstat, Jenna Marbles and all other commentary channels like inabber, Eddy Burback, Drew Gooden and Danny Gonzalez.
7. Finally, where do you see yourself in the future, both professionally and personally? Do you plan to keep up with YouTube for years to come? I hope so!
I love creating content! No matter how stressed out I am filming and editing videos always makes me feel better.  I 100% do not see this as a career and I frankly don’t want it to be.  This is such a fun hobby and I don’t really ever want it to turn stressful! I Think I will keep making videos as long as I keep having things to say!  I love my channel and am so proud of it and am excited to see where it will go.  It is already 100X bigger than I thought it would get so anything that happens from here is just a huge bonus!
Thank you very much! You are such an inspiration, knowing the career field you want to get into. You are for sure a girl boss! I’m so proud to have been able to interview you and to be able to call myself a forever fan. I wish you the best of luck and blessing in everything you do. Also, I can’t wait to watch your Channel grow more and more, because I know it will!
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YouTube, Interview, Commentary Channels, Commentary, Logical, Natalie, Natlyczek

My Interview with YouTuber, Natalie AKA:Logical

Hi, Sarah DeArmond here, bringing you another one of my favorite YouTube Channels. I admit it, YouTube is everything to me. I tried it years ago but I wasn’t in the right head space for it. (I”ll never let myself live that down!) But, God had other plans. I’m much happier being a blogger/aspiring journalist while interviewing successful YouTubers. This brings me to who I am interviewing in this article:

Meet Natalie. AKA: Logical. There are many, many genres I like on YouTube and the Commentary-Style side happens to be one of them. Logical is one of the best. This woman has it all, beauty, brains, sense of humor, insight, and never talks down to her audience. Even in her Unpopular Opinion Videos, you may not agree with everything Natalie says, but she says it in a respectful way. Like I said, she really gets you thinking. I like that she’s able to be blunt and challenge you without insulting you. Again, the woman is very smart!

I was freaking out when she agreed to do this interview! Natalie was so professional and sweet. I can’t wait for you all to get to know her better. So, let’s get this party started!

 

1. I love commentary Channels like yours, Emma, Honest, Common Nobody, etc. What inspired you to start your channel, and how did you come up with the name?

For the longest time, I would always watch videos that had to do with controversial subjects, and would always have a lot to say about them. I would leave comments but I felt like I was never really able to let my voice be heard. That’s why I decided to give the whole commentary channel thing a try! Coming up with a name was very difficult for me. When I first started my channel, I knew I didn’t want my videos to be extremely biased and opinionated, and driven by feelings. I knew I wanted them to be from a “common sense”, or “logical” standpoint and I wanted to give everyone I talked about the benefit of the doubt. I wanted to present the facts and let people decide for themselves. And that’s where the name came from! 

2. Both of your Unpopular Opinions Videos were great. It’s OK if we don’t agree on everything, that’s why they’re called “Unpopular Opinions”! On your second one, you mentioned more controversial topics such as feminism and the number of genders there are. How was the overall response to both of the videos (especially the second one) and will you ever do a Part 3?

Surprisingly, I had a great response to my unpopular opinion videos. I was quite surprised as to how many people agreed with my opinions. I was expecting a lot of hate, and almost didn’t even upload the second one. But I decided that free speech is something that is diminishing nowadays and I wanted to be an example to people who have a different opinion that it’s okay to speak out even if you get backlash. And I will definitely be doing a part 3 — so keep a look out for that sometime soon!

3. I loved both of your Lele Pons videos, and it’s such a shame you had to take the first one down! Do you think you’ll take on more Instagram “Comedians”, like Piques?

Definitely. Many of these Instagram “comedians” started off on Vine, and there was a reason I deleted it years and years ago. I found all those skits/sketches that many of them do so unfunny and annoying — so I definitely think doing some sort of reaction and commentary to them would be interesting!

4. I have liked Cody Ko for a long time as well and I love that you gave him credit before he hit 1 million subscribers. Who are some other YouTubers you feel like are talented who don’t get the credit you feel like they deserve?

I love Noel Miller, I’m sure you’ve heard of him! He’s Cody’s good friend. I also really like Mikaela Long— although I don’t necessarily think she likes me… Jessii Vee and Hailey Reese, two fellow Canadian Youtubers, seem to have a pretty interesting lives full of paranormal stuff, which I love. Also HeyParis is pretty cool, and she happens to be from Toronto, like me. She has a wild life and I love her story times!

5. You’ve done videos on VERY controversial people before. Such as John Kuckian and Onision. Do you think you’ll take on other controversial people such as (but not limited to) Amberlynn Reid, No Bullshit, Riley J. Dennis, Foodie Beauty, etc., or are these the types of people you would want to steer clear from?

I definitely would. I’m not sure when and on who I would talk about just yet, but it’s definitely something you can expect in the future. I need to figure a bunch of stuff out before I decide to make videos on more controversial people, and I think we all know why!

6. What do you see for yourself when it comes to your channel in the future? Is there anything you’d like to share with us? Also, do you have any other goals outside of YouTube you’ve set for yourself both professionally and personally that you don’t mind sharing?

I definitely want to branch out in terms of my content and talk about more controversial topics. I’ve done it in the past, with my Unpopular Opinions videos, but I would definitely love to do videos that are more in-depth that start conversations and debates. 

As for outside of YouTube, professionally I am currently studying Media Communications. I am not entirely sure what I want to do in this field, but screenwriting has always been an interest to me. Or just working in the film or television industry behind the scenes. 

I love writing very much, and even hope to write a fiction novel one day! 

 

Thank you so much, Natalie. I’ll keep my fingers crossed about you writing a novel because I know I would enjoy it (and so would your fans)!

Also, it was so much fun talking to you and I wish you nothing but the best both professionally and personally now and in the future. But I’m not worried one bit about you because I know you’ve got this!

You can subscribe to Natalie’s Channel, Logical, here and follow her on Twitter here.

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Zachary Michael, YouTube, LGBTQ, Keto, Weight Watchers, Amberlynn Reid, Commentary Channels

My Interview with YouTuber, Zachery Michael.

I love YouTube *reader pretends to be shocked!*. But seriously, I love people, and as an aspiring journalist, I love to interview a wide variety of people. And if those people include YouTubers, then that’s great!

Enter Zachary Michael. I started watching his videos through a recommendation courtesy of another great YouTuber named Michael Lawrence, and I quickly became a subscriber. Not too long ago I reached out to him for an interview and he was so sweet to accept! We talked through Skype and he was such a delight! (Just like his videos!)

Zach’s family loves that he does videos. He started doing them a little over a year ago, which is when he met his boyfriend. I asked what his boyfriend thinks and he loves it! His boyfriend is more on the technical side of film and television but is just as much as into YouTube as Zach is!

I found out that YouTube is more of a hobby to Zach than a full-time career, and that he’s at a crossroads right now in his personal and real-life career since he left his job at the college he worked at.

Speaking of the college, Zach is very much into social justice issues and helped advise a group in the LGBTQ Community on that campus. We talked about social justice issues and found we had a lot of common opinions.

Zach told me that minorities such as non-binary genders should have their feelings taken more seriously and I agreed with him. We also talked about the Kinsey Scale and how it says that very few people are completely gay or straight. Zach went on to tell me that his boyfriend is pansexual, and that while he is gay himself there have been some women and some transgender people that he has found attractive as well.

I went on to tell him that Jeffree Starr is technically pansexual but doesn’t like to put a label on it; and if he doesn’t want to label his sexuality, then that’s his choice. Zach agreed.

I asked about Zach being on Weight Watchers, his decision to go on the program and if he always struggled with weight loss. Zach told me that he was bullied as a kid for his weight and his “presumed” sexuality. When he hit puberty, his body grew and it stretched out, but he kept eating, and because of his great metabolism, nothing happened. Until college. That’s when Zach gained the weight back.

Originally, Zach went on the keto diet and lost weight right away. Some of it eventually came back, though. A friend suggested that he try out Weight Watchers. The weight has been coming off, just not as quickly as on keto. It’s a little frustrating for him, but he likes that it doesn’t eliminate anything and that he can eat almost anything and eat anywhere as long as tracks it.

We got on the subject of Youtuber Amberlynn and her girlfriend Becky. I asked Zach what he thought about their relationship (since he reacts to her Channel) and if he feels like she mistreats her. Zach told me that he likes to assume the best in people unless he sees it for himself. (That’s a good way to look at things, to be honest.) However, he did note that it concerned him that Amberlynn mentioned that she sometimes gets so hungry and angry that she’ll “blackout” around Becky until she gets what she wants. That concerns me, too.

I asked him if he would ever react to Youtuber Amy Slaton. He said that he’s not opposed to reacting to her or her sister, Tammy Slaton, but their videos are pretty long, at thirty minutes. But, he is open to the possibility.

Since he’s been in a loving relationship for a good amount of time, I asked him if he saw children and/or marriage in his future. Zach was a little surprised at first because he wasn’t expecting to be asked that question. I reassured him that he didn’t have to answer, but he kindly said that he’s not interested in kids. However, he is open to marriage if that’s how things play out.

I told him that my dachshund is my child. Zach said that he wants a dog as well and that people get the misconception that because he has worked at a college he must want kids, but that’s not necessarily true. I told him that I always felt like people told me because I’m a woman I must have kids, but I’m meant to be a fur mommy.

As far as the future of Zach’s Channel, there will most likely be more Sims videos since those had good reactions. Zach is also interested in ASMR, but his main audience didn’t like him doing it on his Channel, so he’s thinking about starting a second ASMR Channel. I say, go for it!

Zach is also interested in doing reality TV and would love to pursue it. Again, I say, go for it! I wouldn’t mind doing it, myself!

Overall, Zach was so much fun to talk to and was such a kind person, just like in his videos. I wish him nothing but the best in the future both professionally and personally and I thank him for letting me interview him. Love you, Zach!

You can follow him on Twitter here and please subscribe to his Channel here.

Gabriel Zamora, Laura Lee, Nikita Dragun, MannyMUA, Morphe, Ulta, Porcelain, YouTube, Beauty Community Drama, Panicked Antics, Jeffree Star, Patrick Starr

Can You Handle Gabriel Zamora’s Truth?

I think I can speak for all the beauty fans of YouTube when I say that we all saw Gabriel Zamora’s video entitled “My Truth“, in which he goes into detail about his past using offensive language, that infamous Tweet of him shading Jeffree and so much more. The biggest bombshell of all was him exposing MannyMUA for who he truly is.

First, I want to address his offensive language because I went in on him pretty hard when I covered this in my past two blogs. I still stand by what I said, but I do believe that he’s truly sorry. I also have to remember that no one’s hands are clean. I’ve interviewed people who have used offensive language in the past thinking “they’re just words.” I never condoned that behavior, but I now realize that it’s hypocritical of me to judge Gabriel while not to judging others quite as harshly. While I was here calling him out, I was foolishly not realizing that he was just as guilty as the person I’ve interviewed. Perhaps I tried justifying their behavior to myself thinking, “The interview isn’t about that,” but that was incredibly stupid of me. Although I don’t believe anyone I’ve interviewed is a racist, I still made some poor decisions in what I chose to overlook. As an aspiring journalist, I should know better. So, Gabriel, I know you’re not reading this because I’m still irrelevant, but just know you taught me a lot.

I don’t want to go over his whole video, because I believe he needs to be heard and his video is good. I do want to cover the whole MannyMUA situation real quick because I used to be a fan of his and it’s too big of a topic to ignore.

A lot of people have been saying for a long time that Manny will latch onto someone in the beauty community, become their best friend and then toss them aside once he’s done with them, moving on to the next person. Gabriel confirmed this. It was also confirmed in his video that Manny used both Jeffree and Packtrick Starr for their connections.

What I found to be the most telling was how willing he was to throw both Gabriel and Laura Lee under the bus. Trust me, I’m not defending Laura, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Right now I want to talk about what Manny did to Gabriel.

Like I said, I don’t want to talk too much about the video because I want you all to watch it, but the things he tweeted about Gabriel (such as, “It’s been an eye-opening 24 hours.”),  were done behind his back. When Gabriel unfollowed Manny, right away Manny wanted to clear things up with him, but only to clear up his own image, not to save his friendship with Gabriel.

When it comes to Laura, who is supposed to be Manny’s best friend, he was not there for her whatsoever while she was being dragged through the mud. Now, I’m not saying she didn’t deserve it, but what kind of friend doesn’t defend their best friend who they collab with all the time?

As I have said many times, there’s a lot more information in the video and I encourage you all to watch it. There are just a couple of things I want to say real quick:

First, I believe you have learned from your mistakes, Gabriel and that you truly are sorry. I was impressed with your video.

Second, DO NOT give Manny or Nikita a pass. Laura deserves what’s happening to her but Manny and Nikita need to suffer consequences as well. What consequences am I talking about? Well, for starters, if Laura is going to get dropped by Morphe, then so should Manny and Nikita. Also, Lunar Beauty is supposed to be sold at a certain retail store according to Manny. If Laura is going to be dropped from Ulta then Manny needs to lose his retail deal as well. I believe that would make a good start.

Lastly (and this is off topic), I gave a shoutout to PorcelainMUA in a previous blog of mine.  Panicked Antics just revealed some stuff about who I was supporting and I think you should all know, too. Click here to watch this video. (A big reason why I’m putting this here is because we want a new wave of beauty gurus to take over, and just like Panicked Antics said, Porcelain wants to be part of that new wave and I agree that’s what Porcelain wants. So before that happens, be sure to watch the video and decide if she’s the kind of person you want to support. I no longer do.)

I know we were all hoping for more positively in the beauty community in 2018 and it doesn’t look like that’s happening. But before you lose hope, remember this quote from The Dark Knight:

“The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.”

Cookie Monster, Sesame Street, Makeup Tutorial, Candice's Vanity, YouTube, Morta By Mita, Makeup, Jim Henson

My Cookie Monster Inspired Makeup Tutorial!

Not too long ago, I saw this great video by my best friend, Candice’s Vancity that she did alongside fellow talented Beauty Guru, Morta By Mita. The video was about doing a Sesame Street inspired makeup tutorial and Cancide chose Abby Cadabby. I thoroughly enjoyed the video and it inspired me to do a Sesame Street inspired makeup tutorial of my own. My chosen character…Cookie Monster!

The reason why I choose this cutie is because I have loved Sesame Street, the Muppets, and Jim Henson since I was one year old. (Yes, even though Jim Henson created Sesame Street and they are technically Muppets, they are still considered to be a separate entity from the Muppet Show Muppets such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, etc.)

Getting back on track, one of the reasons why I like Cookie Monster so much is because of his childlike charm. Some people look at Cookie Monster as a bad role model, but I disagree. I never craved junk food because of him. Instead, Cookie showed me to go after what I wanted and to grab the bull by the horns!

But don’t think this huggable monster lacks empathy. I’ve seen him empathize with other people and Muppets when they have anxiety. Sure, Cookie has his flaws, but that helps me want to do better!

So, this leads me to the tutorial! In order to achieve his look, I needed to emulate his fur as well as a cookie. I wanted to do a chocolate chip cookie, but couldn’t find the right inspiration. So the cookie I chose was a Samoa.

I started out my applying eyelids with my Urban Decay Primer Potion. After that, I took the color “Low Blow” from Naked Heat Palette and applied it to my upper lid.

In order to achieve that black and white look that is on a Samoa Cookie, I pulled out my black and white duo eyeliner I got from Sephora back when they were celebrating Minnie Mouse. (I know, it’s old! I can’t believe I still have it, either!)

I applied the black one in diagonal lines across the eyeshadow and then applied the white one the same next to the black liner. I had to let them dry for about twenty seconds each time. I know, it doesn’t dry quickly!

I’m hoping I can clean that up a little at the end!

Onto Cookie Monster’s blue fur! I took my FaceCandy Atlantis Palette and chose the color “Vanished”, then applied it to the rest of my lid.

I decided I didn’t want to stop at the eyes when it came to his fur. So I took my Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit and chose the color “Orion” to highlight with.

Here’s the end result:

I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did creating this look. Cookie Monster will always have a special place in my heart. Hey, I even have Cookie Monster pajamas from Kohl’s. That’s how much I love the little guy, even after all these years!

And remember: C is for Cookie! That’s good enough for me!

Candice's Vanity, GadgetBeat30, Lushious Massacr, Paizlee OBrien, Panicked Antics, K Swizz, YouTube, Laura Lee, Manny Mua, Here for the Tea, Nikita Dragun, Gabriel Zamora

What is Happening to the YouTube Beauty Community? Part 2.

Welcome to Part 2! When we last talked about the drama in the Beauty Community I asked if we’re going to see any changes. I want to discuss that topic, and also what I think will happen to Manny, Laura, Nikita, and Gabriel.

First, let me get something off of my chest in response to Laura. I have lived in Alabama all my life and I’m not a racist. I’ve said this many times on Twitter and I’ll say it here too; I’m sorry I ever bought Laura’s merch. As for the rest of her apology, it was obviously written by her PR Team. And judging by her Snapchat pictures she’s posted since then, Laura is hoping we’ll all quickly forget about this. (Thank you to my Twitter friend, Spektader for providing the picture!)

As for Nikita, I’m also sorry I bought her collab with Morphe. When I watched her apology video, I couldn’t help but feel like she was trying to hold back laughter. Did anyone else feel that way? Let me know if you agree or disagree.

Enough had been said about Gabriel’s, “sorry you were offended” apology. I will say that I was disappointed in Here for the Tea trying to justify Gabriel saying an offensive, racist word in this video. Just because he claimed he was using it in the style they use it in rap songs doesn’t justify it. Also, what about him calling someone a derogatory word for people of the LGBTQIA Community? What’s the excuse there? That’s right, there is none!

Finally, Manny as of right now has not given an apology whatsoever, and I don’t believe we’re ever going to get one. That right there, speaks volumes of how entitled he believes he is.

There’s a lot of speculation as to what will happen to these four. Will their careers end or will they be temporarily derailed and go back to normal? The answer lies with us. Would we accept this kind of behavior out of our friends? No. So, we shouldn’t accept it from them. Remember, they may be famous and we may put them on a pedestal, but it’s time that we stop. We need to hold the Beauty Community to the same standards we would the rest of the world.

My girl BeauTea with Ashely talked about how we need to make room for new Beauty Gurus in this wonderful video. I encourage you to watch the entire video as well as check out the Beauty Gurus. I’m going to include some of them below as well as some others.

Candice’s Vanity

GadgetBeat30 

Lushious Massacr

Paizlee OBrien

Panicked Antics

K Swizz

I’m sure there are many more. Feel free to leave any Beauty Gurus I missed in the comments. But, just to let you all know, this is not the end of the Beauty Community as many people have said. This is a major bump in the road, and there will be others, but let me leave you with this: I’m not saying to not cut Beauty Gurus off every time they make a mistake. We’ve all done things we regret, myself included. Just be cautious when their past comes up to bite them and how they go about their apologies and their actions afterward.

 

Beauty Community, YouTube, Beauty Gurus, Nikita Dragun, Laura Lee, Gabriel Zamora, Petty Paige, Panicked Antics, Jackie Ania, Kathleenlights, MarkLovesTea, Tea Spill, Beauty Truth Sleuth, Drama

What Is Happening to the YouTube Beauty Community? Part 1.

We always hold our favorite celebrities on a pedestal, but the YouTube celebrities get placed on an even higher one. This is because they don’t have an army of managers, agents and PR People around them controlling their every move. Sure, some of them will probably employ a few of those people down the road, but at the end of the day, it’s still the YouTuber, in front of a camera, talking to us and interacting with us on social media as well. So in a sense, they’re more we see them more than celebrities, we see them as our friends.

Before I go any further I need to make it clear that no one who ever walked this earth except Jesus Christ Himself is perfect. Every single last one of us has made mistakes; we’ve all done and said cruel things. I know if I ever become relevant, there will surely be something from my past that will come up. No, I can’t think of anything, but I’ sure someone else will (once again if I ever become relevant). But I pray that I will have the strength to own up to any mistakes and not make excuses.

So, what does this have to do with the Beauty Community on YouTube? Well, if you watch these videos from MarkLovesTea, Petty Paige, Panicked Antics, Beauty Truth Sleuth, Tea Spill and many more Channels, then you’ll know, thanks to Beauty Guru Gabriel Zamora running his big mouth about Jeffree Star, Gabriel accidentally exposed himself in the process. With him, Laura Lee and Nikita Dragun were also exposed. (I highly suggest you watch these videos for the real tea. Let me tell you, this tea is HOT!)

But let’s be honest, we’ve been seeing the ugly side of Beauty Gurus for quite some time. From Kathleenlights dropping an offensive racist word to Jackie Ania lying about Petty Paige hacking her personal bank account and more, the Beauty Community seems to have been crumbling for quite some time. So, what do we, as the viewers, do about it? Or can we do anything? Do we have any say in this?

I don’t want this blog to go on for too long, so Part 2 should be up on Friday at the latest. I’m just afraid if I blab on for too long I’ll lose you. So, I end it here for now and conclude it in a few days. Until then, thank you for reading and I hope you’ll continue to stick around!