Favourite New Youtuber Finds of 2016

Hey everyone!

Oh my goodness, I just got my Macbook back from repairs. It is working! Finally! And I bought a new keyboard protector, and it feels so amazing to type. And I thought it would be a waste not to just post more things on my blog after being so deprived from it.

I thought one good thing I could make a list of, a new one, is one of my favourite new youtubers. These youtubers are not meant to surpass the ones I’ve always been following, and because they are new to me, doesn’t mean they are new at all, but just to put the new ones I’m following this year, and have fallen in love with, into the spotlight. (Not that they need it.) Oh, and I also wonder if I did start following some this year – a year is both long and incredibly short – but they are definitely youtubers I fell more and more in love with.

I feel like for a lot of these youtubers I’ve jumped on the bandwagon so so late. But I’ve just absolutely fallen in love with them. So, in no particular order:

1. Dodie Clarke, i.e. doddleoddle

Dodie just might be my spirit animal. Her voice is sooo beautiful, and when she is off on her little chats, I feel like grabbing a warm tea and just cozying up on the couch. She is just so relatable as a person to me and I can only wish her so much success on her path to pursuit more music and more happiness.

2. Carrie Hope Fletcher, i.e. ItsWayPastMyBedTime

Okay, I feel so behind the bandwagon for this one. But Carrie is sooo amazing! She’s so articulate and insightful and at the same time so so talented and cheery. She’s another British youtuber who I just fell in love with this year.

3. Alex Rainbird Playlists

And this last one is less of “youtuber” and more of an entire music channel that I’ve just loved. I’ve been collecting songs to create a playlist for my wedding dinner, and a lot of my songs came from Alex Rainbird’s monthly indie playlists. I would just play them while I have a shower, and just note down whenever I fell in love with one – which was honestly extremely difficult because I would love an entire string of them and I’d be like “CRAP I NEED TO LIST THEM ALL DOWN!” But it’s a happy problem.

Anywho, those are the three channels! They also feel like ones that will be staples on my subscribe list. (I usually recycle some yearly so I don’t go overboard with Youtube videos – if you’ve read my blog you’ll know how much Youtube I watch … it’s a proper addiction.)

Well, till next time!

cumuloq ❤

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2015 Update: My Top 5 Favourite Female Beauty Youtubers

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Hey everyone,

I know, it’s surprising. I haven’t been blogging for about two months and now I’ve posted six days straight. Maybe consider this my version of Vlogmas – just without video, and less Christmas-related and more of a review of different things this year.

So, on 25 April 2014 I made a list of my favourite female beauty gurus on youtube and I realise that a lot has changed from that list since then. Therefore, I present to you an updated list of the female beauty vloggers I watch and love watching currently:

5. Wengie

Wengie is an Asian beauty vlogger from Australia and she’s most well known for her comparison make-up videos like the one above. I’ve recently moved away from Western foundation as my face base to Asian CC creams and it’s always interesting to see how the formulas are different, so her vids are really informative.

4. Suzie aka HelloOctoberxo

I can’t really remember how I found Suzie, but I really have been watching a lot of her videos because she is really personable and friendly. I’m more of a fan of her make-up videos, like the one above as opposed to her fashion hauls. Her style isn’t really up my alley, but I could watch her make-up tutorials forever. Plus she is so beautiful.

3. Zoe Sugg aka Zoella

Yup, Zoe still stays on my list! I feel like she is a staple, especially when it’s currently Vlogmas and I squeal in the middle of the night whenever I see her new video is out. She’s just so bubbly and every single video is just bottled-up happiness. So yeah, Zoe. I love to watch all her videos really – plus her second channel videos. Actually, I like her second channel videos more for some reason. They’re wonderful to just play in the background while I’m doing other things.

2. Poppy Rawson aka MeMyMouse1

Okay, Poppy is love. Poppy is so much love when it comes to beauty vlogging. I feel like she’s always on-point with all her choices when it comes to technique, make-up brands, camera angles and make-up hauls. Of course, it absolutely helps that she has such flawless skin; every single foundation, highlighter, bronzer and blush just looks amazing on her.

1. Tanya Burr

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Tanya Burr – outside of her makeup tutorials. But if there is one thing that Tanya does amazingly it is to create makeup looks that are just breathtaking and so precise. So I would definitely put her in my number one list for beauty Youtubers.

Again, like last time, if you know anyone like these girls, let me know. Other than that I hope you yourself have discovered some wonderful new vloggers.

Till next time!

cumuloq ❤

My Top 5 Favourite Female Youtube Gamers

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I believe a while back I did a post on my top 5 favourite female beauty youtubers. Since then, I thought that it was funny that I made a list for female beauty gurus when most of the time I spend on youtube is actually watching Let’s Plays and games – not girls putting on make-up.

Hence, today I thought it was befitting to shine the light on some BAMF youtube gamers who just so happen to also be girls.

Now, I’m not getting into the whole debate of whether the term “girl gamer” is either derogatory or empowering to the female gender within the gaming industry, but here, I just want to share with you guys these youtubers who make me proud in the field of gaming.

And no, I’m not choosing the best female MLGs around in the world – I’m choosing youtubers who have made an impression, in one way or another, to me.

5. Aureylian – Mostly Minecraft gamer (200,000+ subscribers)

5-AureylianAurey pretty much looks like Ariel in real life. I just had to say this first. I mostly watch her through her weekly, Building Game, but I admire her most because of the type of image she tries to portray to her audience.

I feel like she stands apart from some of the other gamers because she really does not attempt to (for lack of a better expression) “sell” the fact that she is a girl. She also addresses the issue which I did not want to get into, i.e. the “girl gamer” term really well. Here’s her PSA video which I believe is really well thought out.

“It is just really unfortunate that we have to do that, as girls, we have to worry about things that we wear. And I have to worry about someone insulting my intelligence …”

So if you’re looking for someone who is genuinely sincere about the way she addresses her audience, Aurey’s channel will be perfect for you!

4. Barbara Dunkelman – Marketing and Community Manager of Rooster Teeth

4-Barbara-DunkelmanKnown for her ridiculously corny puns on the Rooster Teeth Podcast (“Dammit, Barbara!”), Barbara comes in fourth in this list because of her impressive diversity in the gaming and entertainment community.

This includes, but is not limited to, being a co-director of RTX, the Rooster Teeth annual convention, a voice actress for Yang in the web-series RWBY (which I’ve only recently started watching – I’m all caught up now) and her other associations in Rooster Teeth created projects.

Personally, I feel like she’s underrated as a gamer in the community. She’s a very decent player in both FPS and platform games and she proved this in Season 2 of The Gauntlet as well as in various Let’s Plays featuring the Podcast Crew.

Plus, the fact that she was almost booted out of a male-dominated community because they did not believe a girl could love a Halo-parodied series, Redvs.Blue, so much is definitely saying something about her cred.

3. iHasCupquake a.k.a. Tiffany – Indie gamer (1,600,000+ subscribers)

3-iHasCupquakeCupquake is honestly one of the very first Minecrafters that I followed back in the days and fell absolutely in love with watching her videos.

Maybe it’s because of this reason that I’ve chosen her as one of my favourites, ’cause she’s buried a nice warm spot in my heart.

In terms of content, her more well-known Minecraft series include Minecraft Oasis and Cloud 9. She also does the Sims and a few flash and indie games here and there.

She is honestly, to me, one of the most dedicated and hardworking youtubers out there, and this is evident when you look at her large and supportive community. I mean, just check out the wikia entirely dedicated on her.

She also gives small showcases to smaller Youtubers from the gaming community on her weekly vlog series, Piece of Quake. Therefore I feel like, as a youtuber, she really makes an effort to not only share her love of games, art etc. but also attempt to know the people who watch her.

2. Meg Turney – Youtube Personality, Cosplayer (170,000+ subscribers)

2-Meg-TurneyI started watching Meg back when she was in SourceFed. There, during Head2Head matches, I always rooted for Meg to win – and no, not because she was girl – but because she honestly was the only one who could possibly beat Philip DeFranco‘s winning streak on the channel.

To me, Meg is a powerhouse nerd. She has the cultural knowledge and know-how around fandoms, anime and gaming, and she is also a more than decent gamer herself – especially when it comes to Nintendo games.

Right now, she is currently working as a co-host for The Know with Rooster Teeth. So, yes, she is totally BFFs with the above mentioned Barbara Dunkelman.

Honestly, out of the Youtubers I’ve mentioned so far, I feel as though if Meg Turney were in a Youtuber gaming competition, I would feel more than confident to root for her all the way to the end. She has that competitive edge to stand apart from her male counterparts in the industry, and I feel that this is what will keep her in her profession for a very long time.

1. Dodger a.k.a. Brooke Lawson – Polaris Youtuber (480,000+ subscribers)

1-PressHearttoContinueDodger is definitely my current favourite gamer. I discovered her from Polaris’ Friend Zone where she is the host of a two-and-a-half-hours-long livestream where a bunch of Youtubers get together to play games (tabletop, cards and video games) and talk together in onesies.

Yes it is as awesome as it sounds.

Whenever I want to just chill-out, I’ll click a random Friend Zone episode and she’s there to liven up my afternoon.

Just like Meg, I feel as though she has all the cultural gaming knowledge and skills to give any gaming guy a run for his money – which is probably why she is a regular host on almost all the shows of Polaris, a sub-network of Maker Studios that focuses mainly on gaming content.

I also love Dodger for her personality – and I think you really need to watch one of her videos to discover why. She has the most infectious laugh and bubbly enthusiasm necessary for her to climb this list and make it on top.

Oh, and just to show you how incredible Friend Zone looks, here’s a screencap of them playing Celebrity Heads (Dodger’s in the yellow fox onesie):

Friend Zone

And that’s all from me for today! I hope you discovered some lovely new women from this list. Some honourable other mentions (and you can go google them yourself) include RPGMinx, Rachelkip and Suzy from Game Grumps. Also, if I missed out any of your adamant favourites, don’t be afraid to list them down in the comments.

Enjoy your weekend, readers, and stay tuned for more content!

Cumuloq ❤

Disclaimer: All photos are not mine and belong to their original sources

Youtube A-Z Challenge

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At first I considered doing this only with Youtube Minecrafters (’cause frankly I think I could …) but I didn’t want to end up scaring away some of my readers. So this is a nice little test, firstly to reflect how I am scarily over-exposed to the Youtube community this past year and secondly to maybe expose those who are looking for Youtubers to follow a list of potential candidates. So, let’s start shall we?

Note: This is all done at the top of my head, I did not research any of them. I will count either their real names or their Youtube account names. They must all come from the youtubers I am already subscribed to. Oh, and gifs, gifs included randomly.

A: Alex Goot
B: Bryarly Bishop 
C: CaptainSparklez (Jordan Maron)
D: Dave Days
E: Elliott Morgan

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F: Fleur De Force
G: Gavin Free
H: hchsknights08 (Alyssa Bernal)
I: Ian Hecox
J: JacksGap

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K: Kina Grannis
L: Luke Conard
M: Marcus Butler
N: Nick Pitera
O: Olivia Cockerham

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P: PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg)
Q: Quentin ‘Husky’ (or HuskyMUDKIPZ)
R: Rage (Josh Bell)
S: Sprinkleofglitter (Louise Pentland)
T: Tanya Burr

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U: UberHaxorNova (James Wilson)
V: vlogbrothers (John Green and Hank Green)
W: WatchUsLiveAndStuff (Anthony Padilla and Kalel Cullen)
X: xRpMx13 (Ryan McNulty)
Y: YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon
And last but not least .. Z: Zoe Sugg

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I hope you guys discovered some awesome people here. And till next time!

cumuloq ❤