If anyone is interested in what Taylor got Sharla, here is the video: There is really so much more effort and thinking in how Taylor chooses her presents for others. Not only for Sharla, but also for her partner and friends...
Every time I come to this thread I appreciate Taylor more. Yes, Taylor is superficial too, but at least she is... warm. You know what I mean? Her relationship does give me some sugerbaby/daddy vibes but she always tries hard to make her partner happy and surprise him for his birthday, Valentine's Day etc. Wasn't it last year when she prepared a great meal for him for Valentine's Day? She tried to surprise him with a surprise party this year. There was actual effort in it. Then in her friendship with Sharla, she was always thoughtful with her gifts. Sharla's goodbye gift to her really threw me off. And in their exchange present it shows again that Sharla just doesn't really put effort into it. I don't think Sharla's gift was necessarily bad, but not for your so-called BFF. These were all items you can probably gather really fast and would rather send someone who is craving for some weird Asian items because he has never been there, someone you don't really know. The only thoughtful part of her gift were the healthy tees. Heck, I think most of us could manage to put together a better package for Taylor.
Preach. You can dress cute and lolita-styled and even school-girl style without looking like you are 12. Her problem is she tries everything to make herself look like her schoolgirl. Her aesthetics is not cute/kawaii/hanfu/lolita/princess etc, her aesthetic is 12-year-old schoolgirl, including her voice, her attitude etc. When Splenda woke her up in her last video, it was creepy because it felt like a father waking up his daughter. The thing is she doesn't even look that youthful, it's just the way she acts and dresses. Which is why all their couple interaction are creepy af.
Honestly though... she is a person with a certain social media following, living in a country that might be at least suspicious of muslims (especially wearing niqab. Plus she comes off as radical. Isn't she afraid that at one point authorities and immigration etc. will notice and get suspicious? Sure, she killed her youtube channel, but she was a youtuber with quite some viewers and she still has her twitter... Isn't she afraid to be labeld an extremist? That's not a reputation you can get rid of easily.
Oh dang, here she goes again. She manages to pull off something kind of funny, people praise her for it, and of course she has to do it again, just in an upgraded, over-the-top version. She really doesn't know when to let a topic rest...
The part where Splenda brought her to the Christmas party made me feel quite some second hand embarrassment. Wasn't it even an office Christmas party? Can you imagine her in her tacky, childish-looking outfits at an official gathering with friends or co-workers? "Sis looks like a princess room" Please, don't...
Also great reminder from her that she told us she is Chinese in an extra pop-up comment. Good thing she said it again! I'm sure 99,9% of her viewers almost forgot!
(That said I have a soft spot for Christmas decoration shopping videos, so this was not her worst video for me)
I have a question: Would it be okay to open a General beauty guru thread? (kind of like the general jvloggers and kvloggers thread?) There are quite some controversies at the moment. Like with Kathleen Lights (just stumbled over it coincidentally) and with Danielle Mansutti and I'm sure some others. I think having threads for all the individuals would be too much?
Not watched the video yet, but I love how she points out in the thumbnain that her husband is having fun too! It's like her cute-couple vlogs and our hilarious life. She has never heard of the show-don't-tell saying before, has she?
Actually I find what-to-buy-for-Christmas and Christmas present ideas more interesting than what not to buy (binge-watching christmas gift ideas recently ^^) She could also make a video about typical gifts in Hong Kong. Or something alike. I'm not really against such a video like she made, but it just doesn't give me any ideas for my own purchases. Especially since her picks were extremely specific (too specific and again too much on the look-how-weird-Asia-is side).
With all due respect but Taylor making Christmas eyebrows does not destroy the environment. Comments like this are exactly the reason why people don't take social and environmental things serious and roll their eyes at them.
Exactly how I feel. One of my friends had a dog with very sensitive paws. And during winter people here use salt on the streets - against the ice. So she had to get her dog these little shoes. I can totally understand doing that. Or dogs with very very thin fur. (Btw. I just realize Taylor isn't using much clothes for Rosie either, does she?) So waching Sharla's cats in the costumes and seeing them stressed out was kinda painful to watch. Normally kids do jokes like this with their animals...
I thought the outfit was supposed to be for Rosie. Not sure though.