Meet BeautyWithStyle aka CarlyC! I reached out to Carly as a way for my readers to get to know up and coming beauty gurus on YouTube. Her fun and bubbly personality makes her stand out…not to mention she has adorable fashion sense. Check out my interview with her below:
When was your first video?
I made my first video on the 14th of September in 2011… I can’t believe how long ago that is now!!
Why did you decide to make beauty/fashion videos?
I started watching beauty videos on YouTube and thought it looked really fun. I think the first guru I used to watch was Imoge from Foxy locks Hair Extension. Having a passion for beauty and fashion myself, I decided to give it a go.
Is there a story behind your username?
At the time, I wanted something that explained the type of videos I was going to make. Something catchy and easy to remember!
Who are your favorite gurus to watch?
My favorite would be Zoella. Which is probably at top of the list for most:-) I have been watching her since the beginning. I also love Karissa from Saturday Nights Alrite. She isn’t UK based but I still love to watch her. A few of my other favorites are Naomi Smart, Leanne Limwalker and Carly Rowena.
Have you made any friendships within the YouTube community?
I haven’t made any friendships in person, but I do chat with a few people on video comments or Twitter and other social media outlets.
How do you deal with the haters?
Luckily for me I haven’t had to deal with many negative comments.. yet. But I just ignore them when the do come around. I don’t know the people so it doesn’t matter to me. I love the quote: “Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.”
Where are your favorite places to shop?
I love Primark for its great bargains:-) Boohoo.com is great for online shopping and they have great prices too. I also love Topshop, River Island, and Miss Selfridge.
How did people you know react when they found out about your videos?
My mum and my boyfriend understand it more now than the beginning. They think it is really good because they can tell how much I love it. My friends also thought it was cool when they found out. However, it took me a long time to tell people and only my mum knew at first. When I first told my friends I didn’t want to tell them my channel name because I was too scared what they would think of me lol.
What is the one beauty product you can’t live without?
That would be my strawberry lip balm from Chapstick… it goes everywhere with me. I have one next to the soft, one next to my bed, and one in my bag!:-)
What is your advice for girls who want to start making fashion/beauty videos?
GO FOR IT!!!! If you have a passion, share it. Be yourself and just enjoy it! It took me a long time to get confident with it all and looking back, I wish I had just stuck with things and not cared about what people would think so much.
Link to Carly’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyWithStyle