“What do you do for fun?”
A question that we get asked at every ice-breaker in school or from the latest dating app that’s doing the rounds.
The answers to said question are endless; reading, sleeping, eating, exercising, blogging… you get the idea.
One thing I commonly do “for fun”, is spend endless hours watching YouTube vloggers. I can’t count how many nights I have fallen asleep in front of a YouTube video only to be rudely awakened by the adverts on auto-play.
YouTube has evolved in the past decade, being less of a platform for music and music videos, but rather a video social media platform that people can creatively express themselves. From YouTubers as big as Zoella to the tiny vloggers who have 100 subscribers, YouTube is a fantastic place full of charismatic people.
I have narrowed down my top 5 YouTubers that you all need to start watching right now!
- John Maclean
My favourite YouTuber happens to be my most recent subscription. John Maclean is a makeup artist who creates truly flawless makeup looks. With specific videos focussing on products for pale skin tones, or those who are new to makeup, John is my go-to for all beauty advice. He’s SUCH a character – his latest Q&A video is gold.
- Amy Landino
From the decor of her office to the makeup on her face, Amy Landino is life goals in every sense. Amy is an American speaker and author who publishes YouTube content giving audiences the tools to go after they life they want. From waking up before the sun to how to organise your calendar, she is a goddess of organisation. Her demeanour screams successful boss lady so be sure to check her out!
- Yoga with Adriene
If you have searched ‘yoga’ on YouTube, no doubt you will know who Adriene is. She creates easy-to-follow yoga routines, and educates viewers on the art of yoga. I am a complete yoga beginner and have found Adriene a pleasure to watch and follow along with. If you are thinking of taking up yoga or are a seasoned participant but want some new moves, Adriene is the girl for you!
- Abby Pollock
A cutie patootie with a stunning booty. Abby is a fitness vlogger, regularly uploading videos on correct form as well as exercise circuits and meal plans. She is easy to watch and actually takes time to explain the science behind why we exercise in certain ways and which effects it has on our bodies. Like a lot of other YouTubers out there, Abby has her own food and exercise programme, but she doesn’t ram it down viewers throats. It’s there if you want to join, or you can keep track of her videos if you don’t!
- Madeyewlook by Lex
Lex is the queen of SXF makeup! Need a a makeup idea of halloween? She is your girl. Her looks are stunning, all done with proper body paint and materials. Her makeup may be out of this world, but she is a really down to earth person, compassionate about the YouTube community and she encourages creativity and expression no matter who you are. She talks really fast sometimes, but so do I, so I get on with her videos great!
Who’s your favourite vlogger or YouTuber? I’d love to discover some other people to dedicate my internet time to!