None of the channels in this screenshot are from New Zealand. You’ll have to click through to see who my favourites are!
Today I want to share some of my favourite lesser-known New Zealand YouTubers. I’m subscribed to over 100 channels on YouTube, mostly beauty-related, and of course I follow people like Shannon Harris, but everyone knows about her already, and I wanted to give some other people the credit they deserve.
I don’t really watch tutorials so that I can then sit down and recreate what they did, but I feel like by watching so many I kind of absorb all that information. To be honest, a lot of the time when I’m ‘watching’ videos I’m kind of just half-listening while doing something else. I’ll click into the video tab when it sounds like they’re doing something interesting. Otherwise, I’ll set a playlist running and prop my Macbook up on the washing machine to watch while I wash my hair.
First up is my friend Bronwyn, or you might know her as Chin. Her channel is called chinchiminee and it’s not exclusively beauty videos, but she has enough beauty content that it counts! Also that’s how we met and this is my blog, so, you know, I do what I want. I love Bronwyn’s videos because they’re always shot and edited so well. We did a video together back in March and it’s possibly the only video of me on YouTube (for now!).
I met Gio (Makeup By Gio) at the Wellington Makeup Obsessives meetup at the beginning of the year and it’s awesome to see how well her channel has taken off. She’s a really skilled makeup artist and I have learned heaps from watching her channel. She has some gorgeous luxury products in her collection. If there’s one video of hers you need to watch, it’s her Get Unready With Me video.
Bonnie is the only YouTuber in this list that I haven’t met. Her channel is called Bonnie Beautyxo. She has an enviable makeup collection and I like that she uses both high end and super cheap products. Her videos and looks are always super stylish.
Lately I’ve been tempted to film a video, not least because I currently have a friend staying who owns a camera that records video (mine is too old). And to say hi! And to teach you guys how to pronounce ‘hyacinth’. You should probably leave a comment if you want me to do it.
Who are your favourite under-celebrated YouTubers?