Thursday, August 27, 2009

Zebra print nails

I've been checkin out some videos on youtube for zebra print nails. I found some cute ones I want to share with you.

This first one is by Beautybypinky-Who seems to have only 230 subscribers. But her channel is a lot of fun :)

Here is another guru, who I can't believe just had a baby. She is so beautiful and slim already! She has a cute take on zebra nails. Check her out. Her channel name is sccastaneda and she is pretty popular. I am actually gonna be doing a video response to her video (Tonight. I hope)

And if you are into gel nails, here's a unique channel, that provides tutorials about inverted designs. Check out their channel called InvertedNailSytems

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Wah :(

Oh well, this was my 2nd time trying.


Dear ilovegerardo,

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Our goal is to extend invitations to as many partners as we can. Unfortunately we are unable to accept your application at this time. Your account does not contain sufficient original new content that represents the uniqueness of our community.

Applications are reviewed for a variety of criteria, including but not limited to the size of your audience, country of residence, quality of content, and consistency with our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use. Please review the program qualifications ( for a complete list of our criteria.

As we continue to expand we hope to be able to accept a broader group of partners. We have registered your interest in the program and will continue to monitor your account for potential future acceptance into the program.

Thank you for your understanding.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Applied for a YT partnership

"YouTube Partner Program: Application Submitted
Your application was submitted successfully! We will contact you with the next steps via email once we have reviewed your application."

This will be the 2nd time I've applied. Last time I was denied. I know I have some old videos with copyright music in it. I am willing to delete them or audioswap. But not sure if they will allow it.

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Videos without music

Some days I just want to record a video and just upload it, without editing too much. This way, I get more videos up at a time. How much does music matter to you in a video?

Does it make you not watch as long?
Does it bother you?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hot Miami Styles

I am so excited to be doing videos for Hot Miami Styles. I love promoting things that I love on my channel!

And HMS is a cute store to shop in!

I recently made 2 videos about 2 dresses and I have one more coming. I truly hope you guys enjoy these videos, because I am having FUN making them!

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Ok those HMS models are kinda hot :) Geez! JK ;)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Survey on contests!!!

I LOVE youtube contests!

I actually played in one and I couldn't believe that I won!

I always want to participate in other contests, but since I am a guru, I feel like I shouldn't. Like people might say it isn't fair that I participate etc... although I am just like all of the participants.

Anyway, I've been wanting to have a contest of my own. But I am not sure how you guys would like it.

Let me know:

1) What kind of prizes would you like to see from me?

2) Do you like a first place winner only or a 2nd, 3rd, 4th....?

3) If you like more than one winner, how many winners should there be?

4) What do you think is a fair way to determine the winner?

5) How long do you like for the contest to last?

6) What kind of contest would you suggest for my channel?

Anyway, send me your opinions!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Selena Quintanilla Fan

Ok seriously, I love Selena. I am not a major fan, like those people who post videos of her or are members of her fan sites. I love to watch videos of her on YouTube though. I remember growing up in East LA and walking to a place called Ritmo Latino (a music store on Whittier Blvd) I would stand there and listen to Selena's album "Amor Prohibido"

I couldn't afford to buy it, so I sat there and listened to it on their headphones.
I loved her voice!

While I was in high school, I remember a lot of people telling me that I really resembled Selena. This made me so happy, because I thought she was so pretty and back in the day, my self esteem was way low.

When I was about to graduate from high school, is when the tragedy happened and Selena was killed. She became SUPER popular after that. People who never knew of her, were crowded by the news reports about her death.

After her death, I was told that there would be a movie production about her life. They were reporting auditions for the part of Selena. Do any of you remember that? So many friends and family asked me to go. But my parents, being the Christians that they are, didn't think that I should EVER do anything that required me to perform for the world.

Side story: I remember telling my mom, I wanted to be a news caster when I grew up. She told me that, it was a good career, but that as a "negative" I would be spending most of my money on clothes. God rest my mom's soul, she was only trying to be helpful. Ultimately, I decided not to pursue that career because one of my friends from school had a brother who became a famous news caster for a Spanish channel. He was NEVER home. Always busy working. I didn't want that lifestyle.

Now, that I am in my 30s, I am much more secure in myself. When people tell me I look like Selena, in person, I usually do a little dance for them and say "bidi bidi bom bom!" It cracks people up. During family reunions, I will impersonate her and do Selena Karaoke (By the way, in NO WAY can I sing like her. It's just karaoke.) It makes people clap, smile and be happy.

It's videos like this one, that make me have fun by playing Selena.

But then I see videos like this one;
And I realize, it's not funny.

I am torn between celebrating one of my favorite artists by impersonating her. And understanding she is being mourned by the ones she loved.

Anyway, I wanted to write this blog because I get a lot of comments from people asking me if I know that I look like her.

I've wanted to do a Selena look on my channel to dedicate to her...
I did a Marilyn Monroe look, but for some reason, it doesn't hurt as much to consider one for Selena. Maybe her death has really impacted me because it happened in my lifetime.

Perhaps, you will see a Selena look in my channel. She had a lot of cool hair styles, although most of them are 90s looks :)

RE-Uploading old videos

So I want to apply for a partnership on youtube, but the last time I did, I was not approved because of music copywright issues. Would you guys mind if I uploaded about 40 old videos with new music? I know that might be so annoying to see :S Let me know your opinions on that. I could upload one video every week or every 2 weeks or so. I don't know...

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I trip out on how many different comments I get on my videos.

Some are SUPER nice! And I notice the same commentors coming back again and again. It's nice to see people who like to hear about or see what I have to show. I'm nobody, so when you are there listening to me, it means a lot!
Teaching people what I've learned is very entertaining for me. Thank you for your nice comments. I know most stuff I teach is NOT new, but not every one knows how to...

Others are mean spirited, but I can honestly sense a little bit of jealousy.
Let me explain: In my videos, I am being a teacher and showing (those who don't know how to do what I am doing) how to do different styles. I continue to get comments from girls telling me how ugly I am, how my hair style is ugly, my dress is ugly. I sit there reading the comments like that and ask: Really? Did you have to let me know that you think I am ugly? Did you realize this video is not about my looks?Did you realize this video is to teach people what I know, for free?

Of course, the same doesn't go for those of you who tell me I am pretty LMAO! *blushing*

Then, there are the really ignorant comments. People who don't watch the entire video and then make ignorant comments. Like in my 99 cent store haul. If you watch the end of the video, I mention that YES everything at the 99 cent store is cheap. But I still got a bunch of comments from girls saying that the 99 cent store was beneath them! LOL Ay ay ay!

OK seriously, how do you deal with rude/ignorant/mean comments (in person, online, on your videos etc) ?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Favorite era?

What would you say is your favorite era?







And why?

My favorite era is the 1950s. Because I just love rock n roll and dance from the 50s. I would have so been dancing every weekend :D

What about you?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vintage Yard Sale!!!!

Hey everyone,

This is where I plan to be tomorrow.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and love all things vintage, go check this place out!

See ya there!

What I do

I make hair tutorials on YouTube. But I created this blog to connect with my fellow writers/bloggers. I've also created a myspace account, but I don't like the format for blogging. I'd rather blog here. As far as something to note about me: I rarely have will power when it comes to dieting. I'd rather eat what I want, but in moderation. I like girly stuff, but I don't like doing my own hair. I rarely do my own hair, so if you saw me in the street, you'd probably not recognize me. But if you ever saw me, I would love it if you came to say hi. Thanks for reading my blogs.