A little while ago I was contacted by a very interesting and talented young lady Eden Humphreys. Eden runs her own video beauty blog site using Youtube and it is really fun. I fell in love with Eden when she contacted me giving me a link to her site, she is so honest and real and pretty damn good considering how young she is at 15 going on 16. Eden has almost 1000 subscribers to her beauty site and finally started to make her own videos a year ago. When you watch her videos you might be forgiven for thinking she is from America but she actually lives in Manchester, England where she was born. She lived and grew up in Toronto Canada until she was 5 and never fully got rid of her accent - I don't think she ever should either, its a charming mix of USA/Canadian/English.
Eden asked me if I would provide her with a few of my soaps so she could do a review video and I was very happy to help. I asked if, in return, she would complete a short interview. She agreed and this is the interview:
Where did you get the idea of running your own makeup channel?
Many other girls make beauty videos but I didn't just want to be one of the crowd, I really want to help girls be confident and not be scared to try something new
What do you love most about doing it?
I love meeting new people (Virtually!) from all over the world. I now have friends in Germany and the USA!
What is your aim for next year?
Next year I hope to be a youtube partner, which is where you can have longer videos and get a small fee for making videos and have many more subscribers and to have learned more things about the beauty community.
Where do you ultimately see yourself ending up?
I honestly can't say at the minute, I hope to go to university but that's all I can tell you right now, stay tuned to my video and see what happens in my live I guess that is all I can say!
What tips would you give to any other 15/16 year old's wanting to do something similar?
I'd say do it! it's fantastic but understand that you won't get thousands of subscribers over night, it takes time! just be yourself and don't be afraid to do something different
What do you like doing best in your free time?
Making videos (obviously), playing guitar and most of all shopping!
Thank you so much Eden for your honest answers and making such a great video about Naturally Made Soaps.
So now for the video, please do find the time to click on this link and watch the video, its great and if you like it go to her site Sunset Beauty 15 and subscribe. Also take some time to have a look at some other videos of hers. I am also posting the video as a separate blog if you have difficulties with the link.
Please do send me a comment and let me know what you think.