YouTube top three

On a light and fun note, I want to share three of my YouTube guilty pleasures. A couple of weeks ago, I did a study on play and how it can be a part of your own self-care routine. Some of us type-A personalities (and others!) can be so hard on ourselves to accomplish so much in a single day. I’ve found myself planning every single minute that I’m awake with some task or another, so the study of play let me indulge in some activities that aren’t on my to-do list, like catching up on my favorite YouTube channels.

I’m very picky with my subscriptions. I only have a handful, so I’m absolutely sure these girls are worth a little chunk of your relax time. If you like my recommendations, I’ll be happy to share more in the future.

makeupTIA – That is all
Ashley was the very first YouTuber I watched, and I never ever miss her new Wednesday videos. Hers is mostly a makeup channel, but what I really love is that regardless of what she’s talking about, I am immediately uplifted by her smile, sweet voice, and happy outlook. I love that she’s started to review some natural makeup and skincare products, which is what I gravitate towards, and she has introduced me to other must-watch channels as well as my latest obsession…vitacost.com. She lives in the NOVA area, so I’m just dying to run into her one say at Sephora.

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Savannah K Wallace – Maiedae
First things first: her hair.  How beautiful & courageous are those colors?!  And then the lipstick and eyes?!  I need a minute.  So when you click “pause” and just take a look at her funky style, you think you may be overwhelmed with an in-your-face personality, but let me tell you something.  Her voice is soft and sweet and kind.  I wish she’d record a meditation video because I would listen to it all day to keep myself in a happy place.  She’s recently a momma for the second time, so every now and again she sprinkles in some baby product reviews, but for the most part, her reviews are beauty-based.  I tend to gravitate towards her lifestyle product reviews like her purses and trinkets and things.  She also has a candle line called Lindbergh Candle Co.  I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, but it’s on my wish list!

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Meghan Livingstone
Meghan is one of my newer finds.  While I enjoy watching lifestyle & beauty channels, my own life is simpler and more casual.  I feel like I’m watching a kindred spirit when she talks about the healing benefits she’s found in food and when she shares her grocery hauls and favorite products.  Meghan is a nutritionist in Canada and has followed a similar path to the one I’m on now.  I’m using so many of her recipes myself and use her as one of my own nutritional resources.  It’s so inspiring to see the strength in the integrative health movement!

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What are your favorite YouTube channels?  I love recommendations for my precious free moments!

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