Look … being a beauty blogger is something that I could never claim to be. I have been (and always will be) a bit of a tomboy. Not saying that I don’t like to look nice when the time calls or look professional for work .. but I am not the sort of girl that gets lost in beauty magazines or too wrapped up in the latest eyeshadow colours or the debates about who makes the best foundation. However saying that I am a regular reader of Styling You … as I like her very practical advise and easy reading style. She is just perfect for ideas for a real woman … (ie one that is not 6 foot tall and a size 8). But I digress ..
Beauty Vlogger Bootcamp?
While wandering around the web just enjoying my morning coffee I came across Beauty Vlogger Bootcamp when having a look at The Vine. The only way I can describe it is as one of those things that is just sooooo bad it becomes really funny. But what really is Beauty Vlogger Bootcamp … well I don’t think I can sum it up better than the Vine …
For those of you who might actually have a life and therefore no inkling as to what beauty vloggers are, they’re usually females aged 15 to 25 who spend their free time putting on makeup in front of a webcam and uploading the typically dull results to YouTube. In their minds, they are professional makeup artists imparting urgent knowledge to their clean-faced fans. In reality, the only people watching them are horny teenage boys who want to see them do their lipstick. In new web show BVBC, 10 vloggers compete in ridiculous weekly beauty challenges to be named the Ultimate Super Queen Beauty Vlogger, or something, the prize for which is apparently another web show.
After reading the article and watching the premiere announcement and first episode (below) I had to have a look around and see if this was some sort of parody. The short version … as far as I can work out it isn’t . ElleAndBlair … are ‘real’ bloggers with a following of almost 980K subscribers on Youtube, over 17K fans on Facebook and almost 30K on twitter with a klout of 71 (from twitter alone).
What do you think? Watch the videos and let me know your thoughts? What do you think shows like this do for other beauty bloggers (and vloggers)? Or is this just part of the wonderful democratic world of blogging in that anyone with a computer can get out there and have a voice .. and if its what the people want … anything is possible?