30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 17 – What’s In My Bag Video + My YouTube Channel

Hi Everyone!

This post is just a bit of an update, I know I have done a What’s In My Bag? blog post, put the video is finally up on my YouTube channel so you can click the video above to watch and subscribe to my channel. I think the ultimate goal for me would be to reach 500 subscribers and I would love to actually talk to you guys through my videos because sometimes I feel a blog post is not really that personal but when you can see and hear someone it’s just touching (I’m hormonal, forgive me).

I thought it would be fun to tell you guys the story behind my YouTube channel and give you guys some idea of what goes into my videos and editing.

I started my YouTube channel in September last year and I was extremely nervous because I had another channel before which was not as successful. The idea of my channel were to incorporate aspects of my life which I wanted to pursue as a career and build a portfolio of my work to use as reference so that I could showcase my love for fashion, beauty and lifestyle in one place while still being able to put myself out there and meet new people and work with brands. I’ve never collaborated with anyone on my channel before but I just hit 100 subscribers this month! If you guys are interested, I will be doing a giveaway on my channel in the near future so definitely stay tuned for that.

The best part of making videos for my channel would be filming the videos. I’d say that make-up tutorials are the easiest to film, while lookbooks are a little bit more intense. The most difficult video I’ve filmed and edited would be my Shoe Collection video which I will link here:

This video has over 600 views and I’m still mind blown when I think about it.

I use Windows Movie Maker to edit my video along with Expression Encoder for texts and effects. I have been playing around with Cyberlink Power Director but it is a little bit complicated.

Editing my videos usually take me about 3-4 hours and I usually take up about 2 days so that I don’t overwhelm myself. Then I use PicMonkey to edit my thumbnails. I upload videos every Friday and try my best to incorporate those videos into my blog.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments (:

 

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12 – What’s In My Handbag?

Hi everyone!

For today’s post I thought I’d do a what’s in my handbag post. This was really fun to photograph as I am trying to work on my blog photography on a tight student budget.

 

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My bag was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom for my birthday last year. Love the funky look that the old school cassette gives the bag and the fact that I can wear this with anything. If I’m not mistaken it’s from Accessorize.

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First up in my bag is my wallet, I cannot leave the house without it and when it isn’t in my handbag then it’s in my backpack for campus. Inside my wallet I keep money (obviously), cards, ID and emergency numbers. I do not know where the wallet is from as it was an anniversary gift from my boyfriend.

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A must have to keep in my handbag is my cellphone. I have the IPhone 6 and my gold case is from Typo. My glitter is coming off my case and it looks pretty nasty but I found a picture of the case originally:

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I keep forgetting to charge this baby so most of the time it’s useless but this travel charger from Energizer always comes in handy for me when I need it (and it’s charged). I love the fact that it’s small and it’s easy to fit in my bag, and my charger comes with many different cables for different phones. So if anyone is ever in a fix and needs a charger, I’ll be more than willing to help.

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I mentioned my Labello Lip Butter in my January Favourites post and I keep him in my bag for when I’m feeling a little dry and a clear gloss from Edgars that I use to touch up during the day.

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I feel like I have to keep a pen in my handbag because whenever I need one, I never have one. I recently started keeping a pen in my bag and it has come in handy so many times. I forgot to take a picture of my hand sanitizer but that’s in my bag too and I shiver when I think of all the germs on pens that they use in public places.

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My keys are next up in my bag and probably take up the most space. On my keys I have my house keys, a Pacman ghost my friend made me last year and an Eiffel Tower charm that both my boyfriend and I keep on our keys because it’s our goal to travel Europe together one day. I also keep my student card on my keys so that I don’t forget it at home and I can’t get into the library or write exams without it. Almost forgot, the teddy bear charm was a matching charm that I gave to my boyfriend when we shared a locker together in high school.

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I only hopped on the sunglasses wagon when Matthew kept nagging me to wear them, and I don’t know why it took me so long to fall in love with them. When I don’t wear my sunglasses now I feel like the sun is blinding me! My sunglasses are from Exact! fashion.

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Being someone who is so prone to breaking nails, I keep a mini manicure kit in my bag for when a have a pesky hangnail I need to get rid of. Now this is a lifesaver.

Well I think that’s about everything I keep in my bag. What’s in yours?

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