Hello my beautiful wicked queens and kings!
I am currently in the process of starting my own YouTube channel!
I wanted to blog about it just a little bit.
Why it’s taking so long
At the moment I am slowly but surely gathering the things I need to start a “high end” looking YouTube channel. I’ve posted on 3 of my social accounts that I’m looking to hirer an editor to help me edit my videos. Unfortunately I’ve had no responses therefore I’ve done a lot of studying on how to edit my own videos on an iPad mini 4 by Apple. I downloaded editing apps and have been playing around with them, but the truth is I just can’t get the hang of it. That’s my number one reason why I haven’t uploaded.
The second reason I haven’t uploaded is cost. You know the saying “it takes money to make money” and let me tell you the equipment is not cheap. Let me give you a quick list of the things I need and want to buy before filming my first legitimate video.
A microphone (specifically for an iPad mini 4) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074KJ1N3D/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=A3PXMTM90WA2LD&psc=1 $10.99
A table to put my camera & makeup on (the office table) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NIYX9LC/?coliid=IEQMZVDK4ZX5V&colid=1JS789LW54XDN&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it $26.51
A vanity mirror with lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG8X4QS/?coliid=I3SFDYG4PRMLGJ&colid=1JS789LW54XDN&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it $21.99
Backdrop support system https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E6GRHBO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=APGNKGIBL58YH&psc=1 $32.00
A beautiful backdrop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z55T65/?coliid=I31SXTLH3U0RXK&colid=1JS789LW54XDN&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it $17.21
The third and final reason I have yet to upload is my planning, organization, making sure everything is perfect OCD. I want my first video to not be embarrassing, I don’t know how to just have a conversation into a camera especially being bran new I don’t have followers to talk to specifically. And even though I’m not doing this for followers, which I’ll get into later in this blog, I still don’t want to post a video thinking no body is going to see it and end up regretting it later. So right now as I continue to get my equipment I have been recording practice videos.
Why I want to start a YouTube channel
- Because makeup is my passion and my ultimate hobby. Where ever I am at any time I am doing something makeup related. From watching makeup tutorials, writing a review on a product I tried, taking pics of a sunset cut crease to turn it into a pictorial or simply flipping thru Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration. I am constantly focused on beauty. #makeupaddict
- I live a very abnormally regular life (that’s a long story I will explain on another blog) overall I feel like when I sit down and begin recording myself doing my makeup I am escaping from the everyday routine. It’s just the camera, me and my biggest hobby. It’s very relaxing and calming for me. That being said I want to get out of my comfort zone and post my videos for the world to see. Putting a photo of yourself on the internet isn’t nerve racking to me because I get to choose my best angle, my best lightening, etc. but a video is more raw. Just knowing I will have a handful of friends and family watch one of my videos is a scary thought because it’s out of my norm to do.
This was just a fun, simple blog to let people know that there’s going to be yet another makeup enthusiast creator on YouTube 🎥 👩🏼💻👩🏼🎨💋