December Favourites ‚ô°

December Favourites

December was a big month filled with placement in a veterinary clinic, a trip to Brisbane, house sitting with my boyfriend, and – of course – Christmas! I was also on uni break the entire month so I’ve had so much free time and therefore, I’ve had a lot of favourites! I know it’s a bit late and December ended about a week ago now but Christmas has been so busy and I’m only now catching up with posts! So, without further ado, here are my December favourites.


*Christmas presents are excluded from this list – see my What I Got For Christmas post to check those out*

The Sims 3

In the beginning of the month, I watched way too many Sims 4 playthroughs on YouTube and started craving some Sims action – so what else to do than get really super into The Sims 3 again? I get way too into these things, so much that I have conversations with other people about what’s going on in my Sims’ lives. Oh, I have such a social life…

Pokemon YPokemon Y

I’ve owned Pokemon Y for a while, but I’ve only just finished The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for my 3DS. Once I finished that, I got right into Pokemon Y! I absolutely love the 3D world of it all, and I love how many old Pokemon appear in it too – for once it’s not just one generation of Pokemon featuring a couple of older ones! I’ve spent so long on this game and I’ve still only completed two gyms – when I play Pokemon, I interact with EVERYTHING and make sure I’ve caught every wild Pokemon along my way. This game will probably be my life for a while!

Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me

The Christmas season was made complete this year by this fantastic release from my favourite group, Pentatonix. This album went PLATINUM – making Pentatonix the only group in 2014 to go platinum! The album is a mixture of some classic Christmas songs, some new ones I hadn’t heard of before, and classic songs with a new twist on them, pulled off in a way only Pentatonix could. I made sure this album was on repeat when we were putting up our Christmas tree and on Christmas morning, and my family were pretty pleased with it too. It’s sometimes so hard to believe that they’re an acapella group, since everything sounds so perfect!

Fruit SmoothiesFruit Smoothies

Screw New Year Resolutions, I decided to stop snacking and start at least trying to eat healthier in mid-December. To curb my hunger of an afternoon, I would blend myself up a fruit smoothie in my old dodgy blender instead of reaching for a packet of chips. I’ve made so many delicious smoothies that I’ll probably end up posting my recipes for them, and making smoothies only got easier when I received a Magic Bullet for Christmas (no more lumps of fruit that didn’t get blended, yay!).

BuddhaBuddha the Fighting Fish

My house gained a second fighting fish this December, in the form of this beautiful silver-bodied, red-finned boy that I named Buddha. I bought Buddha and his tank accessories as a Christmas gift for my mum, who fell in love with my personal fighting fish Finn over the last month he’s been with us. She kept saying she’ll buy herself one when I leave for uni again and take Finn with me, but lo and behold – I got her this beautiful boy for Christmas. He’s so playful-natured and energetic, and so so little compared to my big boy Finn!

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green

I’ve been in the midst of reading Paper Towns for a while, but on the plane to Brisbane and home again I read the rest of the book and got REALLY into it. The fact they just finished filming the movie adaptation (released in June 2015) makes it even more exciting! John Green’s last book-to-movie adaptation was The Fault In Our Stars, which was kinda a big deal, so get onto the Paper Towns train early for sure! The story follows Q, whose neighbour and long-time crush Margo (played by Cara Delevingne in the movie) runs away and disappears without a trace. The entire book is Q following Margo’s clues to find her, including him trying to decode her cryptic little hints. I was hooked for the entire book, and Q’s friends are super entertaining to keep the story a bit more lighthearted. I’d definitely recommend Paper Towns to anyone who likes to read young adult fiction or any related genres.

Foot SprayPeppermint Foot Spray

I completed five days of clinical placement this month, which basically involved 10-hour days of just standing up for a long time. Needless to say, my feet were very sore by the end of the week! This Peppermint Foot Spray not only smells amazing, but refreshes your feet and instantly alleviates the foot pain I experienced in that week. It didn’t completely cure it – I found only resting my feet would cure it – but it was definitely great to get rid of the immediate pain when I couldn’t take it any longer. I have the entire peppermint foot range from The Body Shop but I find the foot spray works the best for quick, immediate pain alleviation.

Dry ShampooDry Shampoo

As someone with very long, thick, curly hair, it’s not often that I find time to wash my hair. It sounds gross, but when your hair takes up to THREE HOURS just to stop completely dripping all over the floor, even after attempting to towel dry it, it’s hard to find the time and effort. I’ve heard a lot of great things about dry shampoo, so when I went grocery shopping a few weeks back, I picked up the only one I could find just to give it a go. Needless to say, I loved it so much! It stopped my hair from looking gross in between washes, yay! Only downside – you need to brush the dry shampoo through your hair, and I rarely brush my hair due to the curliness. I’ll definitely pick up a better brand when this one runs out.

Big Hero 6

On the very last day of December, Sam & I went to the cinemas to watch Big Hero 6. The idea of the movie had us in love with it just after seeing the trailer – a Disney movie, based on a Marvel comic, set in Japan, focussing on a group of nerdy robotics students… oh, who am I kidding. We wanted to see it purely because of the adorable and hilarious Baymax (you know, the robot that looks like a marshmallow). We LOVED this movie, and I’m excited to show it to my mum to share this excitement with her! (Keep an eye out for a sneaky amateur movie review in the next few days, too ūüėČ )

Zelda AmiiboAmiibo

Amiibos are cool little things put out by Nintendo recently that are used similarly to those Disney Infinity figurines – you place it on the Wii U gamepad and it loads into your game. These things have become something of a rarity due to how many people are wanting to collect them (my brother included), so I was over the moon when I found myself a Zelda Amiibo in Kmart. I use my Amiibo in Super Smash Bros Wii U, where I can train Zelda up to a maximum level of 50 and she learns off how I fight, and then I can have her fight against other people or against myself. It’s such a cool idea and I’ll probably only own maybe two Amiibos, but my Zelda is now fully trained and ready to go!


So hey, 2014 is over and its now 2015! Yay! Happy New Year everyone, I look forward to putting out more blog posts this year and continuing the crazy adventure of my adult life. I appreciate every single view that my posts get and everyone that clicks follow, here’s to my blog hopefully growing a little bit more this year.

Sarah May xxx
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My Top 5 Albums of 2014

My Top Five Albums of 2014

5. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

I’m going to be honest – I really only had four stand-out top albums of the year, but Sam Smith’s album was one I thoroughly enjoyed. His voice is just amazing with a huge vocal range that can go from deep, soulful moments straight to a high pitched chorus (as is seen in Disclosure’s¬†Latch). His mega-hit Stay With Me is so emotionally moving, and the rest of the album follows the same vibe. Sam Smith has been pinned as the male Adele, and despite some songs sounding like Smith was pressured too much by his label, In The Lonely Hour is a beautiful album that deserves a listen.

4. One Direction – Four

One Direction really reinvented themselves with this brilliant album. I’ve never been a huge fan of their boy-band sound, but the songs on Four are much more than that. They’ve shown their growth as a group and, in my opinion, have successfully transitioned from clich√® boy band to an established pop group. It’s okay to not be a thirteen year old girl and like One Direction, because it’s no coincidence their singles and albums sell as high as they do – they have real talent, and Four showcases all of that. From the slowness of Night Changes to the more rock-like sound of Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Four covers a variety of styles all while showcasing the gorgeous voices of all five members of the group. Four is One Direction’s fourth album and their success is just as great as their first, so it’s fair to say that this “boy band fad” is sticking around for a while.

3. Pentatonix – PTX vol. III

Acapella group Pentatonix have had a fantastic year, achieving their first platinum album with their Christmas release That’s Christmas To Me, and scoring a Grammy nomination for their arrangement of their¬†Daft Punk¬†medley. However, my top pick of theirs for 2014 wasn’t either of these – instead it was their September EP. PTX vol III contains three covers – Problem by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, Rather Be by Clean Bandit, and Papaoutai by French artist Stromae. Pentatonix also featured a mashup of La La La by Naughty Boy and Latch by Disclosure, both featuring Sam Smith, called La La Latch. All of these covers were absolutely amazing, playing to the strengths of the four man, one woman acapella group and a standout favourite was definitely their cover of Problem, however their Papaoutai cover is to be commended due to their near perfect pronunciations of the French lyrics of the original song. Their three original songs, On My Way Home, See Through and Standing By were equally amazing and diverse, branching a variety of genres. On My Way Home had a world music feel with a booming chorus, whereas See Through had more of an EDM feel to it. Standing By was penned by the group itself and is an emotional, solemn song that is bound to draw tears from anyone familiar with living away from their family. 2015 is Pentatonix’s year, so hop on the bandwagon now!

2. Ball Park Music – Puddinghead

Ball Park Music never fail to deliver an eclectic, upbeat mixture of quirky lyrics and catchy hooks, and their third album, Puddinghead, is no different. Puddinghead is an album that can make anyone happy, with a playful indie pop sound that incorporates the wit and blatant truth that Ball Park Music are known for. Puddinghead’s first single, Trippin’ The Light Fantastic, was a perfect way to transition Ball Park fans into their slightly newer sound, which was only backed up by rock-like tracks She Only Loves Me When I’m There and Everything is Shit Except My Friendship With You. The album remains optimistic with cheery tracks Polly Screw My Head Back On and Next Life Already. I have loved this album dearly since its release in April and I will continue to love it for a long time – I cannot recommend this album any higher to fans of indie pop or those who are just wanting a breath of fresh air in their iTunes library!

1. Taylor Swift – 1989

There’s a reason why Taylor Swift’s first pop album was the highest selling album of the year – it’s spot on and filled with potential singles. Lead single Shake It Off was a shock to anyone familiar with Taylor’s country style, as it launched straight into upbeat, catchy and somewhat cheesy pop. Her follow up single, Blank Space, is easily my favourite pop song of the year with such an infectious, cool tune and lyrics that poke fun of the media that shame her for “dating too many men”. I’m not joking when I say I love each and every one of the songs on this album, including the slower, ballad-like Wildest Dreams and This Love. These are songs you can belt out in your car, especially Welcome To New York, All You Had To Do Was Stay and Bad Blood. Taylor Swift’s fifth album is by far my favourite yet, and it has solidified her place in the pop music scene, successfully completing her transition away from being known as a country artist.


I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years, and welcome to 2015! What were your favourite albums of 2014?
Sarah May xxx
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November Favourites ‚ô°

November Favourites

November is already over and there is only one month left of 2014! It’s been a rough month for me sitting my final exams, but it has certainly ended in a great way now that I am on holidays! As per usual, this is what I have been loving throughout the month of November:


Dan and PhilAmazingPhil & danisnotonfire

I’ve been subscribed to Dan & Phil for quite a long time now, but early this month I had a weird dream involving them (I forget the details), which prompted me to go back and watch their older videos from before I subscribed to them. This was such a bad idea – I had exams the next week and I just couldn’t stop watching! I do enjoy Dan’s videos (and his face), but I definitely prefer Phil’s videos a lot more. He’s such a creative guy who deserves much more attention for his videos than what he gets! Subscribe to Phil’s channel by clicking here, I promise it’ll be worth it (and subscribe to Dan too, while you’re at it [and their combined gaming channel too, you might as well do it])

SUPERFRUITSuperfruit

Once again, I have been subscribed to Superfruit for a while now. And, once again, what prompted me to watch their older videos was a dream (even though I’ve already gone through and watched them all!). You’ve probably heard a bit about them this month – they recorded a mashup of all the songs from Taylor Swift’s 1989, which went viral. Really, this November favourite should just be “Mitch Grassi”, but that’s kinda creepy and I really have been loving Superfruit’s videos (although, Mitch is an extremely attractive and sassy man with an amazing voice). Subscribe to Superfruit here to see more of Mitch and Scott’s attractive faces!

Mango

It’s mango season!!! Mangoes are my absolute favourite fruit and it’s so good that they’re back in supermarkets again, and of course I’ve been snapping them up when they’re cheap enough! They made as a great study snack earlier this month and an even better dessert now that I’m home!

After by Anna Todd

Yes, this is a tad embarrassing to list as a favourite, but earlier this month (or late October, possibly) I read on my Twitter timeline that a One Direction fanfiction had signed not only a book deal, but a movie deal. Curious me was like: “a fanfiction about a boyband being turned into a movie? Man, it has to be a good fanfiction, I’ll check it out”. And that is how I, as a non-1D-fangirl, got sucked into reading a smutty fanfiction about a band I barely care for. 300 chapters later, and a lot of study time wasted… however, good on Anna Todd for the success of her fanfiction, it was definitely well deserved! You can read After on Wattpad here, or now you can even buy the first book from most bookstores.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This game was my entire childhood, as I owned not one, not two but¬†three Nintendo 64 consoles (and still do) and two copies of Ocarina of Time. When its 3DS reboot was released, I was still undoubtedly excited despite the fact I can still play it on the N64 and didn’t own a 3DS… so for some reason, I purchased a 3DS purely to play the reboot. I would never do something like this for another franchise (such as Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as I owned Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald on the Game Boy Advance as a child), but the Zelda franchise is different. The Majora’s Mask reboot is being released next year too – and I still own a copy for the N64 – but I will no doubt be purchasing it. Since I finished uni for the year, I have gotten back into playing Ocarina of Time determined to complete the game for the first time ever (I was scared of Ganondorf as a child, okay?!)

Super Smash BrothersSuper Smash Bros. (N64 & Wii)

This is always a must-play when my boyfriend comes over – and we always alternate between the classic N64 Super Smash and the Wii-released Super Smash Brawl. I like to think I’m good at this game but realistically, the CPU players beat us both when they’re only on difficulty level 4. I usually change up my characters all the time, but I like to play as Kirby, and Sam¬†always plays as Captain Falcon. Every. Single. Time.

Glasshouse CandleCandles

Having just left college for the year, where I couldn’t light candles (due to the risk of the fire alarm going off), I’ve been going beserk since I came home. On my desk right now is a Frangipani fragranced candle, a Glasshouse candle in Montego Bay scent (Coconut Lime), and another candle mum gave to me that smells like it might be vanilla scented. Although I haven’t had a chance to yet, I’m planning on having my first bath in 9+ months surrounded by these amazing scented candles and reading Paper Towns. The excitement is real.

Solitare

Don’t judge me. I downloaded a solitare app for my phone and have been playing at least once a day, completing every daily challenge that is available so far. It sure was a great time-thief during exams!


I had so many favourites this month, oh my! I’m sure I’ll have even more for next month, too! Thank you, everyone who is reading. I’m currently in Brisbane with my boyfriend for our first ever holiday together, yay! It should be a lot of fun, we’re here for five nights and are attending Supanova while we’re here (keeping my fingers crossed I can meet James and Oliver Phelps aka Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter). It’s so nice to be able to get away!

Sarah May xxx
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October Favourites ‚ô°

October Favourites

Just like that, it’s November already?! I finish uni for the year this month – YAY! In between all the frantic study and assignments I’ve been bombarded with this semester, I did manage to come to love a few new things over the month of October.


Big Brother Australia

As I mentioned in my Reality TV post from last week, BBAU is my absolute favourite Australian reality show. It began its 2014 season recently, and despite a general flop in this year’s ratings, I still love it! There have definitely been better seasons, but there are certainly players I connect to, especially Priya (my pick to win) and Jason before he was evicted. As much as it sucks that it’ll probably be axed after this season, and as horrible it is to watch the consistent ratings stunts that Channel 9 pulls that never seem to work, I’ll enjoy watching this season while it lasts – even though they’re desperately rushing the end of the season.

Schweppes Fruit Tingle

What’s that new purple Schweppes drink? Oh, only the amazingly tasty limited edition Fruit Tingle. I¬†loved it when I found it in the Woolworths back home, when I was home for midsemester break, and I was devastated to find out that the uni Woolworths doesn’t stock it! I’m currently planning on stocking up if it’s still there when I come home later in the month, because I’d imagine it’d be the perfect drink to add a bit of vodka to! It just tastes so good, like a bit of raspberry with a hint of orange. So good!

TeaTea

Yes, just tea in general. I’ve never been a huge fan, but one of my Sri Lankan friends gave me so many different flavours of Impra Black Tea and I’ve been slowly trying them all over the last few weeks. Even though boiling a jug of water is a mission and a half in my uni room (think holding the jug in place on the base while it balances precariously on the skinny edge of my sink so it doesn’t fall and pour boiling water all over my feet), it’s nice when I do get to drink it.

Hyperlapse from Instagram

I know my iPhone 6 has a timelapse feature built in, but Hyperlapse is amazing even when the footage isn’t sped up – the videos are just so smooth! Don’t believe me? Check out this video by The Verge. Also, the options to speed up the footage to your desired speed are fantastic and you’re not just limited to one speed like the built in timelapse feature! You can download Hyperlapse from Instagram from the App Store, but why bother searching for it – just click this link to be redirected.

Dare Iced Espresso

What a naughty favourite… I’ve loved Dare’s iced coffee for a while now but a friend’s obsession with Dare Iced Mocha has gotten me back into drinking it! I even bought the 2L bottle to keep in my room… my waistline is crying. It’s just so good to keep me awake when studying and it has the perfect sugar-coffee balance for my bitter-coffee hating tastebuds!

Pentatonix

I cannot even express how amazing Pentatonix are. If you don’t know them, you should – they’re an American acapella group who cover popular songs, create medleys and even write their own original songs. They even landed a role in Pitch Perfect 2! My personal favourite covers of theirs are Aha!¬†and¬†Problem; my favourite medleys are Evolution of Music, Evolution of Beyonce and their very popular Daft Punk medley. Evolution of Music introduced me to PTX, when a classmate in high school used that video in one of her assignment presentations! Their amazing originals include Run To You, On My Way Home, Love Again & Standing By. Man, they can even do Christmas songs perfectly! I lost count of how many times I’ve played White Winter Hymnal (from their 2014 Christmas album), I just love the clapping choreography and the harmonies and just everything about them! Each member of PTX is just amazing in their own little way, and you may recognize Scott and Mitch from the YouTube channel Superfruit. You can subscribe to Pentatonix’s YouTube channel here, and have a listen to White Winter Hymnal down at the bottom of this post (and no, it doesn’t even sound like a Christmas song – give it a chance)!

FinnFinn the Fighting Fish (again)

I know I mentioned him last month but this little guy has been such a stress release for me over these last few weeks and he’s getting so smart! His reaction when I bring out his food is priceless, and the way his gills flare up when he chases my finger around the bowl is so cute. He’s been playing in his new toys I got him over midsem too, every time I look over at him he’s nuzzled in the wooden log looking at me! He’s the most beautiful boy in the sunlight, too. I can’t wait to bring him home at the end of the month to meet the family, I just hope he does well on the five hour drive back and that my cat doesn’t try to eat him.


And that wraps up yet another monthly favourites. Sorry that it’s a little short and lacking this month – study has completely consumed me like you wouldn’t believe! Just over two weeks and I will be free though, yay!

See you next week,
Sarah May xxx
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My Favourite YouTubers

Recently, I have discovered that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are simply not enough to procrastinate studying. I have been subscribed to a few YouTubers for a couple of years now, but my subscription list has grown exponentially in size over the last few months! For today’s post, I thought I’d give an overview of my top 8 favourite YouTubers. Even though nearly all of them are pretty popular as it is, every single one of these channels deserves the praise they get. So, without further ado:

#8: Kingsley (/ItsKingsleyBitch)

Kingsley

I have been watching Kingsley for a long time – the main attraction being his Overexposed series he does annually at the end of each year. Kingsley is loud, opinionated and sassy, discussing topics such as race, sexuality and celebrities. Lately, Kingsley announced that 2014 is his last year on YouTube, but what is next to come is unknown. He has also been quiet with uploading videos of late, and his most recent stuff has not been of his usual quality. However, I still enjoy his videos when they are uploaded and can’t wait for what he has in store for next year.
Recommended video: OVEREXPOSED 2013 [FINALE]

#7: The Fine Bros (/TheFineBros)

TheFineBrosThe Fine Bros are well-known for their React series, encompassing Kids React, Teens React, Elders React and YouTubers React, however they occasionally upload spoiler videos or other small YouTube series. Benny and Rafi’s channel is usually hit-and-miss. I always have enjoyed the React series, with nearly all episodes piquing my interest enough to watch through to the very end of episodes that are usually 8 minutes long. Their YouTubers React series features a mix of popular YouTubers like Shane Dawson and Tyler Oakley, however can feature some channels that I’ve never heard of before. The React series’ are great at showcasing the reactions of others to viral videos, old technology or controversial campaigns, especially in the Kids React series as their reactions are so genuine and innocent! Although, basically any non-React video is cheesy and overacted – however, I stay subscribed because of the brilliance of React.
Recommended video: YOUTUBERS REACT TO BABYMETAL

#6: Jenna Marbles (/JennaMarbles)

JennaMarblesJenna Marbles is easily one of the most popular women on YouTube, recently securing a host position on the YouTube 15 on SiriusXM radio to present emerging music on YouTube. Jenna was the first YouTuber I subscribed to, captivating me with her How To Avoid Talking To People You Don’t Want To Talk To video in 2011. Jenna’s videos aren’t for everyone as she can come across as weird to some people, but I enjoy it. Since she only uploads once a week, I don’t feel overwhelmed by her different style of video which has kept me as a loyal subscriber for years. I also enjoy watching her two adorable dogs – Marbles the chihuahua and Kermit the Italian greyhound – which feature often in her videos. My favourite videos of hers are ones showing the extremities of how guys or girls drive, get ready or even shower, which are always so true and cover content that I have never seen another YouTuber cover with such humour and pure honesty.
Recommended video: Things I Don’t Have Time For

#5: Zach Garry (/ZachGarry)

ZachGarryZach Garry was suggested by Tyler Oakley in one of his videos, and I subscribed to him due to him being Australian. I haven’t been watching Zach for long, but I have related to him well so far due to him being in university too. His vlogging style is awkward in an entertaining way and his deep, slightly monotonous voice makes him unique to other YouTubers I have come across. Zach is not as well-known as the other YouTubers on this list, however he is definitely worth checking out if you’re wanting an honest, open yet funny channel to subscribe to.
Recommended video: 20 UNIVERSITY LIFE LESSONS

#4: Tyler Oakley (/tyleroakley)

Tyler OakleyTyler Oakley is arguably the most influential YouTuber around, using his huge subscriber count to raise half a million dollars for the Trevor Project. Tyler’s outright sass is entertaining to watch and, although close to all of his recent videos being Q&A videos (or, as Tyler has dubbed it, Q&Slay videos), he is still engaging, inspiring and uplifting, with the ability to make so many people happy. His friendship with fellow YouTubers and participation in TheFineBro‘s YouTubers React series is fantastic to see, and he vlogs nearly every major event he participates in such as Playlist Live or Vidcon on his second channel, extratyler. Tyler Oakley is a YouTube sensation who has shown such a phenomenal journey over his many years vlogging and his popularity and influence is sure to continue to grow.
Recommended video: The YouTube Burn Book

#3: Troye Sivan (/TroyeSivan18)

Troye SivanTroye Sivan is only 19, yet is taking huge steps in the YouTube community. His videos encompass topic-based videos, Q&As, challenges or even his own music. Hailing from Perth, Australia (yes, he’s an Aussie!), Troye has made friends in the YouTube community worldwide, the most notable of which being Tyler Oakley. Troye’s videos incorporate his sense of quirky humour, which may not appeal to all, but his presence in a video keeps me watching (the good looks and amazing eyes don’t hurt, of course, until I remember that he’s gay… *sigh*). Troye’s musical talent is outstanding, having written a song about the popular John Green book-turned-movie The Fault In Our Stars, whose purchases on iTunes raised money for charity. Recently, Troye announced the release of his debut EP, featuring original songs, aptly named¬†TRXYE, due for release in August 2014. I, personally, am excited to hear this EP in addition to watching Troye’s YouTube journey – the future is bright for Troye Sivan!
Recommended video: HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS

#2: Zoella (/zoella280390)

Zoella

Zoella (aka Zoe Sugg) is easily one of the most engaging, inspiring and overall positive YouTubers I have had the pleasure of watching. Most of my experiences watching Zoe have been through her daily vlog channel, MoreZoella, which shows her viewers the beautiful person she is. Her main channel videos are mostly beauty videos, which aren’t my thing, but she has the ability to also open up about confronting topics, such as her own anxiety, and discuss this on camera. Zoella recently reached five million subscribers, a well deserved milestone for her. Zoe has such genuine friendships with fellow British YouTubers and her bubbly personality has the ability to make anyone smile. If this wasn’t enough, she’s brave enough to go makeup-free in numerous daily vlogs despite her imperfect complexion – an act that I truly respect her for. I’d highly recommend Zoella’s channel and vlog channel to anyone looking for a beautiful soul to watch!
Recommended video: What’s In My Mouth with Joey Graceffa

#1: SUPERFRUIT (/sup3rfruit)

SUPERFRUITSUPERFRUIT is made up of Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, who are also members of popular acapella group Pentatonix. Their YouTube channel has captivated me from the moment I discovered it. These boys have such a great friendship with each other and their sense of humour is¬†on point. Not only do they have amazing voices (which they frequently showcase in both musical covers and casual videos) but they have personalities which have drawn me in from the beginning. Mitch’s femininity and sass coupled with Scott’s more masculine but kind persona allow them to make entertaining, memorable videos with each other. Every episode, Scott and Mitch share their weekly obsessions and their favourite song of the week – hello music lovers, the boys have fantastic music taste! As a Pentatonix fan, I enjoy being able to watch Scott and Mitch seperately from the group and discover more about what they get up to outside of the band – however, I would¬†highly¬†recommend SUPERFRUIT to anyone regardless of being a Pentatonix fan! This is one of the only channels where I have watched every single video religiously without intention to stop – the only downside to this channel is that they only post once a week! *sigh* I urge everyone reading this right now to click the following link and check out SUPERFRUIT – it is, as they say themselves, the best show on the internet.
Recommended video: KARAOKE GAME

Honourable Mentions:

PTXofficial Рthis five-person acapella group makes an amazing mix of original music, covers and music medleys, both in the form of elaborate music videos and simple one-take recordings. This group is one to watch, having recently been casted in Pitch Perfect 2!

RobertDeLong¬†– I saw this guy live at Groovin’ the Moo 2014, and he remains the only electronic artist I have ever seen actually perform and create his music live using things like gaming controllers to help create the sounds!

PewDiePie¬†– Felix’s channel is great to follow if you have plenty of time to sit and watch long videos of him playing games (which I do not), however his shorter videos are very entertaining to watch and his sense of humour is very unique.

AmazingPhil & danisnotonfire Рboth very funny guys with amazing channels Рhowever, they do not post frequently enough to be featured as my absolute favourite YouTubers.

Full List of Subscriptions:

AmazingPhil
Caspar
danisnotonfire
JennaMarbles
Jim Chapman
Kingsley
Marcus Butler
Paint
PewDiePie
PointlessBlog / alfiegames
PTXofficial
RobertDeLong
Smosh
Sprinkleofglitter
SUPERFRUIT
ThatcherJoe
TheFineBros
TheSims
Troye Sivan
tydelevi
TylerOakley / extratyler
ZachGarry
Zoella / MoreZoella

If you have a favourite YouTuber that I’m not currently subscribed to, let me know in the comments and I’ll check them out!

Thanks for reading guys ūüôā
Sarah May xx