November 30, 2012

Things I've Learned (& November Must-Reads)

Question of the month: What are 3 of your favourite things you've learned from other blogs/Youtube?

Blogs and Youtube are such great sources for inspiration and new knowledge... in fact, I've learned so many things from both that it was hard to narrow it down to just 3!


1. HOW TO USE A CURLING IRON
Even though a curling iron is now my go-to styling tool, there was once a time when I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. This video by MakeupByTiffanyD was the first one I ever watched.

2. HOW TO TIGHTLINE
Tightlining makes a huge difference because it fills in the gaps between your lashes and is a great way to add some subtle definition to your eyes. When I first heard about the process a number of years ago I was super confused so naturally took to Google in search of answers. I can't remember the exact site I ended up on but this Makeup for Life tutorial breaks down the steps really easily.

3. HOW TO MOONWALK (but not very well)
In my first year of undergrad, my friend and I spent countless hours trying to teach ourselves to do all sorts of cool dance moves when we probably should have been studying for our exams. We watched videos on moonwalking, house stepping, and hand waving, and practised in front of the mirror in our rez floor bathroom. Unfortunately, 8 years later I am left with little talent to show for our efforts!


P.S. Don't forget to check out the other girls' answers to this question and their must-reads for the month of November!

14 comments:

  1. OMG - the Tiffany D hair curling tutorial is also going to be on my list too! Seriously - before youtube, I could NEVER do my hair LOL!

    You are a super-duper fast blogger - I still have to put my post together :-)

    Now I'm curious to see you moonwalk!

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    1. Haha, I really can't do it that well. No smooth moves here!

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  2. Moonwalking, eh? Now, THAT is something I never thought to try! I too just learned how to curl my hair with a curling wand with Youtube. It was a game changer for sure!

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    1. You mean you haven't always wished your secret talent was breakdancing? Maybe that's just me ;)

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  3. How did we live before YouTube? I mean, seriously, I have learned all of my make-up and hair tricks, even the seemingly impossible fishtail braid, from there! I'm very intrigued by the idea of tightlining, though... must go search for a video on that immediately :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I know! I look up just about EVERYTHING on Youtube... not just beauty/hair things but also cooking and workout tutorials!

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  4. Haha, I love the moonwalking reference! And seriously, how did we live before YouTube and blogs? I have learned SO MUCH!

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  5. I should really watch some more videos. I could learn so much more!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  6. Really great things which you learned. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  7. DEFINITELY checking these out. I need tips!

    x
    Rachel

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  8. Think I need to start tightlining...

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  9. LOL i like the how to moonwalk! :)

    mehreen

    www.thecurrentlyobsessed.com

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