Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

TRENDING: THIS MUCH WILL KILL YOU!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A popular video on YouTube, from AsapSCIENCE, is educating millions on the lethal effects of popular foods and beverages.  Since launching last Thursday, nearly 2.4 million viewers have watched “This Much Will Kill You pt. 2.”  The first “This Much Will Kill You” has received more than 12.7 million viewers since August, 2015.  Clearly proving that too much of a good thing is simply way too much, we learned that the following dosage is considered poisonous:

  • 129 teaspoons of pepper
  • 70 cups of coffee (for a person weighing 70 kg)
  • 480 bananas
  • 10.5 cups of sugar (for a person weighing 150 lbs)
  • 68 ng of Botox
  • 13 shots of alcohol (consecutively)
  • 85 full-sized chocolate bars (at once)
  • 11,000 Oranges (leads to an overdose of Vitamin C)
  • 25 green potatoes
  • 6 liters of water (in a short timespan)
  • 1-2 ground cherry pits (turns into cyanide)

TIME’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Dimitrios Kambouris — Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Kenneth Bachor for TIME

TIME Magazine sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  For its Third Annual unranked roundup, model/author/host, Chrissy Teigen, was chosen for her accessibility and ability to be “real.”  Katy Perry offers another version of real — during a 96-hour livestream on YouTube — and Kim Kardashian-West shares just about everything she wants us to see.  Rihanna won our applause by taking on body-shamers, we were intrigued by Iraqi-American beauty blogger and makeup mogul, Huda Kattan, who peddles her beauty line in interesting venues, ranging from Dubai vending machines to Sephora stores worldwide.  Its no surprise that best-selling author, J.K. Rowling appeared, but 16-year-old “nugg-ernut,” Cater Wilkerson, shocked us with his pleas for chicken nuggets (reaching nearly 3.7 million people!).  Canadian model and YouTube star, Gigi Gorgeous, joined this year’s ranks, as did Joanne The Scammer aka Branden Miller.  Korean boy-band, BTS, entertained us and we learned how to lip-synch with Baby Ariel’s (aka Ariel Martin) Musical.ly app.

 

ESTÉE’S FRENCH KISS!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

All-American makeup brand, Estée Lauder, is leaning in for a French kiss with the announcement of its new Global Beauty Director, Violette.  The striking Parisian makeup artist is known for her distinct bold style, the epitome of the cool French girl look.  The self-taught, New York-transplant has been a fixture on the fashion scene, working with celebrities and top photographers, such as Camilla Akrans and Patrick Demarchelier.  A social media darling, Violette shared her appointment with her 90,000 Instagram followers. “It means a lot to me to be part of a brand that was created by a woman with such an incredible vision in an era when it was not easy for women to create their own buisness. She cared about us and paved the way of beauty,” she exclaimed.  “I am going to take you on my journey and involve you in the process of products creations so YOU are part of this.”

Violette’s signature style allows her to “forget the beauty codes and going after the ‘perfect beauty.’ I am anti-trend and pro-freedom of expression,” she shares in an Estée Lauder interview.  She embraces the fun of playing with makeup and enjoys femininity it exudes, balancing it off of one element of masculinity.  The beauty guru has nearly 90,000 followers on her YouTube beauty channel, which features tutorials on makeup, skincare, wellness, and all of her secret spots around the world.  “I really want to connect to women and social media is going to be my tool. Let me give you some guidance and also share with me your dream product, what would you love to see in your make-up bag, and I want to make it happen,” she says in a brief video.  Violette’s social savvy has her taking over the brand’s Instagram account, effective immediately.