Michelle Carey

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🗣 Restoration of the YouTube Beauty Community

Let’s here it for the adults in the room.  👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Despite the fact we all want the tea, I think it was brave and a necessary move on the part of Jeffree Star and Tati Westbrook to say hey were the adults in the room, let’s stop this drama and the craziness.  Kudos to them. 🤔

It doesn’t mean that James Charles was right. 🥺 Nor does it mean he checked them.  It just means they see how destructive this behavior is and it wasn’t worth the effort to continue to go back and forth. 😩 This could have went on for weeks! 🤦🏽‍♀️

We all know James Charles is a lair. 🤭  He’s 19.  What 19 year old doesn’t lie? We also know he has some serious mental issues he’s going to need to work out.  There were warning signs, things everyone saw and chose to ignore.  The price of MONEY, FAME and NOTORIETY.  It can float to anyone’s head, and it could certainly float to a 19 year old kid who has NEVER had anything.  Especially ATTENTION. 🙃

Well that said, now maybe the Beauty Community can now heal and get back to the business of doing what they do best.  💄💋

Whew!  What an interesting year 2019 has been… 🤯

What’s next? 🤐

Be Free….


😳 And 👏🏽 the 👏🏽 DRAMA 👏🏽CONTINUES!!!! YouTube Beauty Community is a SOAP OPERA 🤦🏽‍♀️

Tati said this.

James said that.

Jeffree is gonna say what?????

This isn’t about makeup anymore.  It’s about money.  It’s about fame.  It’s about subscribers.  It’s a fight for YouTube territory. 🤔

It’s a fight for belief.   Who to believe? Who not to believe?  😒

Me, personally…they ALL have issues.  😂

🗣 Tati is the oldest.  She needs to upload a makeup video and not be bothered about what a silly little 19 year old boy is doing.  James won’t be 20 until next week.   She needs to walk away from this. 🚶🏽‍♀️ Like leave it alone.  She also needs to walk away from Jeffree.  Just stick to the makeup.  Don’t ruin the brand over this crap that is landing at the front door.  Girl, you are married.  🧖🏽‍♀️ Gotta whole husband and y’all out here dealing with this mess with a 19 year old CHILD, KID 👶🏼….that’s what he is to someone her age.

THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL BULLSHIT! 💯 He said, she said.

Jeffree stays in some kind of drama.  He thrives off of it.  It keeps his name in the spotlight.  He got himself involved.  Somewhere in there he wanted to cancel James.  What is Jeffree’s REAL motive? 🤯   We will find out tomorrow what Jeffree has to say about all this.

James is in a literal online fight with two 30+ adults.  GOOT LAWD! 🙃

Stay tuned!  The shit will continue! 😂😂😂😂😂

Be Free….



YouTube Beauty Community Toxicity - Let's Discuss...


I’ve been following the beauty community for years now. It just seems to me with this younger generation of beauty and makeup folks, the community has gotten toxic. Or more toxic? Not sure.

Is this what the youth represent? The backstabbing and the crabs in a barrel mentality. These kids have these “notice me” platforms and they have lost their ever-loving minds!

Why can’t there be enough for all? There is enough to go around. Not everyone is going to like how you do it, but someone else may. It’s all about finding your tribe or having your tribe gravitate to you.

I’m lost for words. I’m asking this question because I truly don’t know why it’s like this. Are other YouTube communities like this?

Sound off why you think it’s like this. Let’s talk!

Be Free….



I’ve been on YouTube since 2006. I remember how the platform changed and grew. I remember when Google came a long and purchased it and then everything changed. Money got involved and YouTube became a whole career. Official job: YouTuber….

Being a YouTube partner was crazy hard to get. If I would stayed with it, I think my life would be different. I’ve made lots of videos and at one point in time I was a YouTube partner before they changed the rules and my partnership was stripped. I had the views, but not the subscriber count. And I will admit, I didn’t want to put in the day in and day out hard work to get the subs. I didn’t want to say don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. LOL I figured if YOU liked the video, you’d hit the thumbs up button to like it, if YOU wanted to share it, you would and of course after looking at a series of my vids, YOU would want to subscribe, YOU would. I also felt like I was begging for someone to like me when I was doing YouTube videos. Just a few weeks ago, I even considered going back to making vids, but then remembered what drove me away and instead opted to go back to my podcast.

The reason I couldn’t stick with YouTube was I had a very busy life offline and two I got tired of sharing my life. I felt like in order for my channel to be successful I would have to over share. Being a YouTuber isn’t easy when you’re doing it by yourself. The ideas, the filming, the editing, the SEO, marketing and everything else that goes along with it. I thought I had a passion for it, but I in reality I just liked it, but not enough for it to be my passion like writing.

All this to say, right now, James Charles is getting the most internet lashing I’ve ever seen on YouTube. People are unsubscribing left, right, up, down, north, south, east, west. It’s crazy….because all those subs look like they are filtering over to Tati Westbrook after she outed James for his suspect behavior. It was my daughters who brought this to my attention. I’m usually bringing them the tea and gossip about what’s going on, but I realized now of that stuff truly appeals to me anymore. Maybe it’s age and growth in my mindset. (You’ll learn more about the growth mindset soon.)

I use to watch beauty influencers years ago. That’s how I learned to apply make up. Now I don’t watch them as much because it seems like they are all about drama. My favorites were Wayne Goss, Kandee, and Makeup Geek. I also subbed to some sisters, but they didn’t stay with it and they quit their channels. But over the years the beauty community changed. I don’t know when it changed, but it wasn’t interesting anymore. I didn’t feel like I was learning anything. It felt self absorbed.

Now, in my eyes, the beauty community on YouTube is nothing but a bunch of shit. There are some good things to learn and see on it, but the beauty community is a shit show in my opinion. A long with the drama channels. It’s all about views, subs, likes….Almost like they need those things to feel accepted. Social media has destroyed people’s self worth. It all hinges on who has the most friends, followers, subs, likes, loves, views, yada, yada, yada…it’s actually quite sickening.

In other parts of the YouTube world I don’t get that sense. They are just giving you the information…like the tech channels. I don’t get a feeling of toxicity from them. Here’s the latest iPhone, Pixel, Samsung…here’s how they compare, now do what you will with the information.

Okay…enough venting. It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve had a damn good day of doing nothing. Not a damn thing.

I don’t know how you feel about the YouTube thing but if you have some strong thoughts leave a comment.

Be Free….