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YouTube: Ingrid Nilsen

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Today I’m recommending Ingrid Nilsen. If you’re eagle eyed or have been paying attention to my blog for long enough, you’ll know that I have actually recommended her YouTube channel, Miss Glamorazzi, before but since then she has updated her second channel and uses that on a regular basis too. Therefore, I’m revisiting my previous recommendation (which you can find here) and adding to it.

Just as a brief explanat71ik6kFvion if you don’t know who Ingrid Nilsen is. She is a beauty guru on YouTube who, on her main channel, posts videos about beauty, make-up and fashion and on her second channel, which I am recommending most today, she posts vlog-style videos.

On her second channel, TheGridMonster, Ingrid tended to post vlogs of all varieties, sometimes sit-down, sometimes follow-me-around daily vlogs, in the past. Not to say that this has stopped but rather the channel has undergone some renovation, let’s say. The channel is now regularly used for the uploads of a weekly series called 5 Minutes For Us. I think it’s such a great series and really talks about issues and topics in a very mature and real way. These videos are just so honest and I love that every episode is different and tackles different types of issues and so forth.

Here are a couple examples:

I want to mention this because I think it’s important: Ingrid stormed the internet with her inspiring coming out video. Not only has Ingrid become one of the first popular female and first Beauty Guru (as far as I know) to come out, she has also provided a video with a strong message, a message that everyone should have their best chance in life and just be them. Be proud to be you. Don’t apologise for being you. It doesn’t matter, like REALLY doesn’t matter, what your sexual orientation is, full stop, but it also doesn’t matter what your orientation is for you to find the video encouraging and for the message to be relevant. To see for yourself, the video is below:

Thank you,

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: https://twitter.com/missglamfrance
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Film: Enchanted

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ad3a9bb7b384dda3967751bf4de82c6aI’ve recently been writing about Enchanted for my Creative Media work, so I thought if I can write about it for that, I can write about it for my blog too.

Over the summer I bought Enchanted from HMV as I had wanted to watch it for ages and had never got the opportunity (and bonus: it only cost £2.99 because I was buying other things). So, yay. I had bought it… but unfortunately it just sat on my desk while I chose to watch other things and then I went back to school so my time was limited. Over my first week back I started to feel ill and by the Friday I had to take the day off because I wasn’t feeling too good. I took this opportunity to just chill and watch films all day. Enchanted was one of these.

I absolutely love Enchanted. It’s about a beautiful princess, Giselle, and all she wants is to find her prince. But as soon as she finds him, she is banished by the evil queen from her animated land to our crazy reality of modern day New York City. Not only does she not understand the way our world works, she is lost, comically so, taking things very literally and getting upset by the fact she’s been ignored by most of the population of New York. This is until she finds a lawyer called Robert. Her entire world gets thrown around, again, when her view of love begins to change and as the IMDB summary finishes: ‘Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid – even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home – she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?’

The concept is very clever with a Disney Princess character falling into a world like ours and seeing how it all unfolds. I think this film is brilliant. It is the perfect family film and has such a feel good ending which, I’m sure by now, you all know I love.

This film also has a wonderful cast: Amy Adams as Giselle, Patrick Dempsey as Robert, James Marsden as Edward (Giselle’s prince), Timothy Spall as Nathaniel, Idina Menzel as Nancy and Susan Sarandon as the evil Queen, Narissa. In addition, Julie Andrews is The Narrator in a voice only part.

If you want something light and lovely to watch, I recommend Enchanted!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the movie poster, it is from: http://www.picpicx.com/enchanted/

Film and TV: NCIS

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I have a confession. I’ve recently gotten into another TV show and gotten completely obsessed. NCIS is that TV show…

My entire household love NCIS so much. I watch it with my parents on the many channels that are showing the repeats from the last ten seasons. My Grandad also loves it just as much. It’s just so damn good! First and foremost, the characters are brilliant, that’s what keeps us all engaged and it’s why my parents can watch the same episode over and over again (something that, believe me, is very rare for those two). The team has changed over the years but the dynamic has always been similar and has always had something that keeps us all hooked, ncis-7993-1920x1200perhaps it’s because we like the character development and the interactions between and around our favourite characters.

 Another thing that has made this show continue so well is that it must have amazing writers. I honestly believe the people who write NCIS are geniuses. They’ve managed to keep a show about the Navy and about murders with the same handful of characters so interesting. There must be over 200 episodes but thus far I have found all the ones I have watched completely different and engaging.

As I usually do, I’m going to enter a synopsis from IMDB: ‘Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs’ second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Ziva David, a former Mossad officer who is a skilled fighter, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel’. neue-episoden-von-navy-30408_big

I just couldn’t recommend this programme enough, so please check it out if you haven’t already because it is genuinely so well written and has a handful of truly amazing actors; Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Brian Dietzen, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly and Sasha Alexander are a few examples.

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Ps. NCIS Los Angeles also looks brilliant and has some really good actors.

Disclaimer – I do not own the pictures, they are from: http://www.serienjunkies.com/news/navy-cis-30408.html and https://tinyobsessions.wordpress.com/category/law-order-svu/

YouTube: Miss Glamorazzi

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IngridToday I want to recommend MissGlamorazzi. Ingrid Nilsen is a make-up guru and vlogger on YouTube. Like many of the YouTubers I’ve recommended she’s been on the website sharing her videos since the very early years. This is her channel’s ‘blurb’; ‘Oh, hello! I’m Ingrid Nilsen and welcome to my little internet oasis! Get ready for beauty, fashion and healthy food how-to’s with a sprinkle of weird. The good kind of weird. I pinky promise!’ She also has a DIY series that she has called GIY – Glam it yourself. These are super unique and cute How to’s. I’ll have a couple as examples below.

Ingrid is a beautiful human being both inside and out. She is honestly the most down to earth and kind person I’ll ever have the pleasure of knowing and therefore you should visit her channel because she’ll most definitely brighten your day. She also recently won a Streamy Award and blew everyone away with her inspiring speech!

Again I’m keeping this brief so that I can give you a lot of examples of her videos instead, enjoy!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the picture, it is from: http://www.stitchfashion.com/tag/ingrid-nilsen/

Youtube: Strawburry17

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meghan-camarena-sexy-1Today’s YouTube recommendation is Strawburry17. Meghan Camarena has been a YouTuber since late 2007 and since then her channel has gone through some massive changes, starting with random vlogs, to music videos to her daily show that she now has. Over the years, Meghan has worked hard on her channel and now she’s been able to raise enough money and save enough money through her own hard work, her YouTube career and sponsorship, to now make high production high quality videos with the help of her own team of friends and interns.

There is little more to say, except for how much I love Meghan. Her channel has received some negativity as it changes and she deserves a new group of people, from you guys, to go and give her fresh positivity. She has a vlog channel where she is more personal with her subscribers and she is so honest and so kind that it’s worth taking a look at that too.

Excuse my ramble, and enjoy some examples of her main channel videos:

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Disclaimer – I do not own the pictures in this post, they are from: http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/02/23/entertainment/meghan-camarena-sexy-photos-the-amazing-race-joey-graceffa/

Youtube: Nanalew

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NanalewToday’s YouTube recommendation is Nanalew. Shawna Howson has been a YouTuber since late 2007 and she has never looked back, as her YouTube career is now leading her towards the creation of her short film. With 556, 384 subscribers, she is probably another YouTuber who deserves more than subs than she has, especially as when her film is finished, she’ll need more people to watch it.

Her channel has evolved over the years, as expected, as she used to do more skit type videos and now does more music video type videos. Throughout all of the years though, she has been a prominent vlogger and was once part of the well-known collab channel Vlogvetica, where she vlogged about her life for the benefit of her collaborators; Meekakitty, Catrific (both of whom I have recommended on previous Wednesdays), Mitchell Davis (of LiveLavaLive) and Dan Brown (of Pogobat).

Here are a few examples of her videos:

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above picture, it is from: http://www.polyvore.com/shawna_howson_tumblr/thing?id=70273328

TV Show: After You’ve Gone

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Today I want to recommend a TV series. After You’ve Gone was a BBC Sitcom that aired in 2007 and 2008 in the length of 3 series of 7 – 8 episodes. I loved this series when it was on TV and I was gutted when it got cancelled so I recently bought the DVDs. It’s comic quality paired with great actors; Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones Diary, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker, Dani’s House), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge) and Ryan Sampson (The Things I haven’t Told You, Doctor Who) to name a few, creates a really simple yet clever show that provides light entertainment. It is the type of show where you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc.

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