Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
She is the one who cuts my hair.
Here is her contact information:
Mary at Luxe Salon
633 W Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740-4143
I have gone to her for a layered hair cut. Her blowdrying skills, as I have said before, are AMAZING!
If you are in the area and need a new hair cut, go see her and please tell her I sent you ok?
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
This contest is over. Thank you for participating.
Hey guys, I know the gifts are small, but I have a baby and a house to tend to, so money doesn't go too far nowwadays. But I wanted to give you all something. If all goes well, I will do more give aways!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
In my recent video where, I posted 3 different make up looks,
Youtube user: tranceXhelloXkitty asked me about tight lining. I was going to make a video on it and perhaps I will soon, but meanwhile, here is a video I found that is very similar to how I would make it.
The key is to be patient and take your time.
Hope you enjoy dr3am247's video
Friday, July 2, 2010
"I don’t usually say much in response to or about anything that people post when it comes to Iris’ videos. Considering that I am a whole lot less politically correct than she tends to be I think this is a good thing. This time a topic caught my eye that I had been thinking about for some time. Let me give you a quick background.
We went to IMATS in Pasadena a short time ago and we met a lot of famous YouTube Gurus. Iris was very happy to see them all and I, well, I recognized them. They were all very nice, especially Judy. She was just so bubbly it was infectious and it seemed like she would make a very cool buddy. Anyway a lot of the IMATS videos on YouTube started generating the usual amount of hate that spawns from jealousy and anonymity. One specific topic that arose really got me thinking. That topic was the confusion or disgust over people’s reactions towards the Gurus.
Folks seemed to be expressing a lot of hate towards the fans! Now I’ve never understood the crying and the screaming of your typical obsessive fan so I am not here to defend that weirdness. I believe the words that were used were a variety of “I don’t understand why people treat them like celebrities.”
On the surface, that comment makes perfect sense but let’s take a moment to think about this. Why are “celebrity” celebrities treated the way they are to begin with? They are pretty people and they get paid butt loads of money to memorize words other people write.
If anything I think YouTube Gurus and other people like them deserve the celebrity treatment even more so than your average uneducated, rich and spoiled child star that will inevitably end up broke, then break out of a fraud of a rehabilitation facility only to show up dead in a seedy hotel.
These YouTube “stars” on average, are your run of the mill people person. They are more often than not just being themselves. That is definitely something you don’t get from celebrities that many people apparently think deserve special treatment. YouTube persona’s speak from their own minds, use their own words, take their own time, their own equipment and produce content that is usually their own style. If a teeny bopper wants to look up to my wife because she taught her how to comb her hair a certain way and/or likes the silly humorous touches she adds to her videos sometimes instead of your average flamboyant movie star vampire, then so be it. They could stand to have some more realistic and more trustworthy role models I say.
These YouTube guys and gals put a lot of work into what they produce on a regular basis. They usually make these videos pro-bono but yes occasionally do receive little bonuses that don’t hurt anyone. You’d be mistaken if you assume they all make a living off of the work they put in. Only the few top tier individuals can pull that off. Even so it is nothing compared to the ridiculous amounts of cash those other “celebrities” earn for producing only shallow entertainment that they usually play a very minimal part in the creation of.
So why NOT treat YouTube Gurus like celebrities? I personally think they deserve it more so if not simply for being so accessible. They get the fame and responsibility but not the funds that come with it so they have much more at risk. How many angry and threatening comments haven’t you all seen (or participated in) on blogs and forums? If anything like that happens to a movie celebrity law enforcement is all over it.
Personally I would be much more excited to meet someone like “The Wine Kone” than a person like Alec Baldwin. I’ve seen enough of his videos to know that I shouldn’t shake his hand though I wouldn’t mind take a picture with him. :)
So remember these are regular people so they deserve more respect than your average star that gets paid for the exposure.
IRIS: Please, if you have any comments to make about this blog and my husbands thoughts, I ask you to post them here. Please do not copy and paste it any where else to discuss. I am sure he would LOVE to discuss this topic with you. And blogs are perfect for discussions. Thanks so much!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Due to the fact that many people are requesting a haul, I will be recording a video haul this week!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
After a student/teacher intervention, it turns out, they were annoyed that I was quiet.
I learned from that experience that no matter what you do, you can't please everyone.
There was one girl who always stood up for me no matter what. She never yelled at them. But she did physically grab my shoulder and turned me away from them. She would tell me "don't listen to them. Let's go." Her name was Karla.
I am a youtube video maker. I do it for fun and I love to share my ideas and styles with anyone who is willing to watch.
I spend my own money to make the videos. Meaning, if I want to make a video that includes a yellow ribbon, I go out to a store like Michael's and I buy a yellow ribbon for about $5. If I want to make a hairstyle that includes a flat iron, I go out and I buy a flat iron for $50-$100. Either way, it's my money and I spend it. For what? So that people who want free information on how to do something that I know how to do, can learn from me. I enjoy helping people and I don't charge for my information :)
I was recently offered the opportunity to put my videos out for rent (on youtube) I decided not to because I know that it's not fair to OBLIGATE my viewers to PAY to watch my videos. It's just not fair to all budgets. My videos are FREE and I want them to always be free.
So, along comes a wonderful company that says, "Hey! How about we send you the tools you are already buying and all you have to do is give us credit in your videos?" This makes a lot of sense to me. I mean, if I say no to them, I will still have to buy the tools I need with my own money right? I would actually take a lot longer to produce videos because I would have to save up to buy a new product for each video. Instead, I am being sent products to create hair styles for my viewers and am posting them more frequently. PERFECT!
Now, I know there is a lot of back and forth controversy about this topic. Viewers HATE seeing product placements in videos.
If you are one of those who hates product placements, let me get into this for a little bit and give you a change of perspective:
1) These videos I am producing for you are almost FREE. You don't ever have to pay me for any information that I put out. And a lot of this information is in magazines, or television shows etc. I give it away, sometimes at MY expense. The reason they are not completely free is because you have to pay back with listening to me mention a website OR with advertisements blocking your view.
2) There is very little free mass information available. This means, if you read about information from a magazine, you have to either pay for the subscription, or flip through advertisements to get to the page you want to read. If you watch television shows about information you love, you still have to sit through commercials. If you watch "no commercial" cable shows, you have to pay for cable. This goes for the you tube gurus.
3) Companies and guru collaborations on youtube are the way of the future. Just like most people are online nowwadays, instead of watching television. It makes more sense to place commercials and ads in their videos. Everyone wins: Company gets their products placed. Youtube producers get the tools they need. The viewer gets the information they want for free.
4) You are NEVER obligated to pay for the product listed in the video. This goes without saying. However, some people find the tools very cool and sometimes buy the products! I get emails or comments from people thanking me for turning them to a new styling tool. This is the same type of response I would get from a girlfriend about a product I recommended outside of the internet and in real life.
Ok so back to bullies. I get a lot of negative comments on my videos. Sometimes I approve the legitamate ones like: "I don't like this style" or "Hmm your camera is off to the side too much."
These are ok, because I can learn from them. But, when I get personal comments about my face or body etc...I don't approve them. Why? Because they are just mean and I don't have to approve them. That's why :)
I always hear people say "Don't pay attention to those. They are just jealous or hating." Yes, that is always the case when someone is mean.
But I recently ran into a video by Sccastaneda. I couldn't believe that the website she directed us to was real. I went to check it out and there was cruel stuff was written about me. I actually went in there and I thanked 2 people for standing up for me. It was very nice. Those two people were my "Karla" and I am glad that they exist.
I will continue to focus on the positive things in my life. I have wonderful viewers who keep up with me, read my blogs and watch my videos. I especially love those that send me instant messages or messages just to say hi and ask how I am doing!
I am glad that I have a nice company who sends me tools to continue to make videos for you. I love making videos and hope to make MORE AND MORE until you all tell me that I am too old looking and need to use my grand daughter, as a model instead :)
Thanks for your support for those of you who love my videos as much as I love to make them!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
This video features, the highly rated
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This look can be used for prom, homecoming, weddings as a bride, maid of honor or bridesmaid, or for any formal event. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
You know how I like to show channels of people I think should have more subscribers. In my opinion, Erika is a person on youtube who will be blossoming into a cool YT channel. Her personality stands out and she is a down to earth presenter. She doesn't seem awkward when she speaks. I actually feel like I am listening to an old friend speak :) If you like down to earth you tubers, who gear their style toward curvier girls (as she claims) check out her channel.
I was drawn into her video (posted below), where she does a haul on a website she recommends called Valentine Kisses. You can visit the link by clicking on those words or you can copy and paste the address below to your browser. I checked out the website and it does have some really good deals. Some examples are drug store brand lipsticks and glosses or eye shadows (Almay, Covergirl, L'Oreal) for $2 plus change!!! An awesome find :)
Here is Erika's video and here is the link to her channel
I haven't had much of a chance to check out the rest of her channel, or other videos, but I can tell you that this video made me want to see more of her reviews.
She has about 12 videos. Also, she claims that if she gets up to 100 subscribers, she will have a contest. She currently has 81 subscribers.
I am not asking you to subscribe. I am asking you to check out her channel. If you like it, then subscribe. If you don't, well thanks for checking her out.
Monday, March 8, 2010
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|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
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|% Daily Value *|
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|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
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