This week, we’ve been lucky enough to have a chat with the lovely Essie Button who has given us the lowdown on her most loved fragrances and beauty products, as well as sharing some of her favourite beauty destinations online.
Want to get to know one of YouTube’s top fashion and beauty bloggers?
Just read on…
What is the Essie-Button YouTube channel and blog all about?
The basis of all of my YouTube videos and blog posts is almost always beauty, but I do try to infuse as much of my personality in there as possible. Beauty is such a fun subject for me to talk about and it’s a place for me to share my beauty-experiences with my viewers.
Why did you start beauty blogging?
I started blogging a few months after I moved to England from Canada. I was a little bit lost and feeling kind of lonely, so discovering the online beauty community was the best thing that could have happened! I started blogging to meet new people and discover new things about makeup/skincare.
You have over 200,000 followers on YouTube – How does that feel?
Sometimes it can be overwhelming-like right now when I’m forced to think about it. But for the most part it just feels normal! YouTube is such a huge part of my life and being involved in something so interactive is incredible!
Did you ever think your blog and YouTube channel would take off like it did?
When I started my blog and YouTube channel I didn’t really have an end goal in sight. I started because it was fun and I wasn’t really thinking about numbers and statistics. I think it’s the type of thing that is always growing and changing, so I can’t say I ever really thought about it, but I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given through YouTube.
Who are your favourite beauty bloggers?
Don’t make me choose! I’ve always loved my friend Gemma’s blog www.gemsmaquillage.com and I also love nouvelledaily.com for a little mix of everything
What’s your favourite fragrance and why?
My all-time favourite fragrance is Chloé EDP because I think it’s so soft and feminine without being overpowering. It’s a very old-hollywood glamour scent that makes me feel a lot more chic than I actually am! I have so many lovely memories attached to this scent and I think it will be my number one for years to come!
What’s your favourite beauty trend for A/W 13?
I’m not sure if these are official trends, but I am loving either very nude nails or very dark nails. When I’ve had enough nude I go for a dark blood red shade and then go running back to a pale pink.
If you could only live with one make-up product, what would it be?
Just one? Probably a brow-pencil because good eyebrows completely transform the face.
What’s your holy grail beauty product?
I cannot live without a good lip balm. My favourite one is by Nuxe and it’s called Reve de Miel. It’s the moist hydrating product I’ve ever used and I apply it every night before bed.
What products are you currently loving?
I’m loving the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation, The NARS Creamy Concealer and cream blushes!
What’s on your Christmas wish list?
I have my eye on the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette which has three gorgeous powders inside, so I hope Santa is reading this!
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
Most people who are familiar with my YouTube channel will already know that my answer is going to be Beyoncé! I adore Beyoncé and I would love to soak up some of her fierce personality…and maybe pick up some dance moves.