My Favourite Honest Beauty YouTubers

As many people out there, I tend to spend a fair amount of time watching  (binging) YouTube videos and in particular, beauty videos. I know there are a ridiculous amount of YouTubers out there and I am probably yet to discover some really amazing ones, but I follow A LOT of beauty YouTubers and have so many that I love, both guys and girls (my favourite guy to watch is Thomas Halbert – he’s brutally honest and funny asf). However, some I watch more than others, so here are my favourite YouTubers to watch and why!



  1. Jackie Aina –

Jackie Aina

Jackie is my number 1 YouTuber of all time without a doubt. To start off with, she is 100% honest and truthful in ALL of her reviews and will never hold back on the negatives of a product in order to show exactly whether a product is worth her subscribers’ money or not. Secondly, being a WOC she does all she can to accommodate to us deeper skinned girls and guys, with videos on the best brands for certain products that work well on POC as well as the worst brands. Thirdly, she is a true believer in supporting smaller businesses, especially those that are black-owned. I can safely watch any video of Jackie’s and know that there’s no fakeness to come with it. She’s also an extremely hard working and dedicated YouTuber and has not been concerned with a quick claim to fame/following. I would recommend Jackie Aina to anyone at a blink of an eye. If you love sass, wigs, someone who isn’t afraid to speak their mind and someone who produces beautiful make-up looks then Auntie Jackie is the one to watch.


  1. Alissa Ashley –

Alissa Ashley

I only really discovered Alissa recently, and I honestly wish I discovered her sooner. Her make-up is flawless, her voice is cute as hell and she’s honest with all of her subscribers. She’s not afraid to speak the truth and doesn’t give a damn about what others think. One of my favourite things about Alissa is her ‘Mystery Make-up Mondays’ series. Every Monday she puts up a video, where she has different colours on a wheel which she’ll spin 3-4 times and have to create a look with those colours. She does different variations of the game each time and it’s so much fun to watch not to mention her creativity skills are incredible. She’s fun and she’s real. Also, check out her Instagram, because her pictures are fire. She’s done videos specifically accommodating to people with hooded eyes, which for me is always helpful and something I always struggle with. She does challenge videos as well as starting a colour series where she’ll create make-up looks using one colour – so you could say she’s far from your average YouTuber in the best way possible. Just go subscribe if you haven’t already, okay?

update: she’s literally packing up boxes of makeup and sending them to random people who dm her on Instagram, she’s actually that generous. She really does look out for us subscribers


  1. Soph Does Nails –

Soph Does Nails

Soph is one of the only UK YouTubers that I actually watch (a bit bizarre considering I live in the UK so you’d think I’d follow more). She’s the same age as me and she has the best quirky/weird personality that I relate to well. My favourite thing about Soph is her love for drugstore products. Being a student (which I’ve mentioned a million times I know), I definitely don’t have the money to buy expensive make-up products regularly. So, every now and then I’ll splurge on a product or two, but the majority of the time I stick to the drugstore. Whenever I need a new product, I’ll go onto Soph’s channel and watch review videos in order to help me to decide on what to buy. She also does loads of challenge videos which I love as well as stepping out of the comfort zone with her make-up looks. She’s very honest with her reviews and doesn’t associate with any drama (which there is a lot of in the beauty industry). She started off doing nail tutorials but got more and more into make-up as time went on, and now she makes regular make-up tutorials. She also has a second channel for her vlogs, where she shows a range of stuff from dying her hair, to trips with brands and just everyday stuff. So subscribe to Soph, you won’t regret it.


(All images taken from YouTube).


Weekend in London

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to London to visit my sister. She always finds cool places to go and I wasn’t disappointed one bit. I may have spent a pretty penny throughout the weekend but it was worth it as it was the perfect opportunity to practice my photography!

One of my favourite places that we went was the Royal Botanic Gardens. £15.50 entry (expensive I know) but you get to spend as long as you want in the gardens, and trust me, you’ll need the time if you want to see it all. We were there for about 4 hours and only managed to leisurely stroll through 3/4 of the park. However, I recommend it to any nature/photography lovers.

So here are some of my snaps! Let me know what you think.



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Summer Shadow with a Pop of Colour

I’ve been dying to get some summer inspiration for a while now, but am cautious on what palettes or shadows I invest my money in. Ever since the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette was released, I’ve watched endless videos reviewing it, all with such high praise. The palette launched on the 21st June at 4pm and sold out within a mere 43 minutes! Unfortunately, I was unable to get my hands on it at the time however, the palette does come back in stock on the 18th July at 4pm where I’m hoping to grab one!

Anywaaaays, if you’ve seen the palette you will know that there are a number of different pops of colour including blues, purples and greens! So this palette inspired me to do a warm tone (I couldn’t help it) eye-look with a pop of blue glitter on the lower lash line.

So, if you want to know how I achieved this look then here is my step by step process!



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Step 1: I did my brows as normal and carved them out with Maybelline fit me concealer, which I then used as a base all over the lid. I set the concealer with Rimmel stay matte pressed powder.

Step 2: I did my usual warm tone approach and went in initially with Spice from Morphe as my first transition shade with the Morphe E23 brush. I then followed that with Make-Up Geek Cocoa Bear to deepen up the crease with a Morphe M441. Using the same brush, I took a deep brown from the Morphe 35O palette just to add some extra depth.

Step 3: I wanted to keep the lid fairly simple as the main attention was the lower lash line. So, to finish off the lid I took a gold shade from the Morphe 35O and placed it on the first half of my lid.

Step 4: I did my liquid liner as I usually would (there’s a post on how I do my wings on my blog) before adding mascara and moving onto the lower lash line.

Step 5: For the lower lash line, I simply took a blue eyeliner from The Bodyshop and placed it both in my waterline and smudged it along the lash line. I then added some Too Faced glitter primer and topped it off with a blue glitter (if you’re going to do this be VERY careful as glitter can cause eye damage, so make sure the glitter is eye-safe as well as taking your time applying it).

Step 6: To finish up I popped some highlighter on the inner corners and brow bone.

A Field of Dreams

There’s something about flowers that just make me instantly happy. The way they can bloom into all different shapes, sizes and colours. Flowers are one of my favourite things to capture in a photograph and I can’t pass up an opportunity to be amongst them.

Today I visited a little field in a small town in Worcester. The minute I saw the fields, I turned into a puppy bouncing with energy. It was beautifully breathtaking. There are rows of different coloured English Delphiniums. It was a dream to lay my eyes upon and of course I snatched up the opportunity to get some photography practice, as well as having my boyfriend take some of me in my wishful habitat.

The fields are owned by the Real Flower Petal Confetti Company and are open to the public for approx. 10 days per year during their full bloom. Once this ends, they are hand-picked and converted to confetti.

So here are some of the photographs. I hope you enjoy the aesthetic as much as I do.

Love, Chloe.

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