I listened to that video twice -- yes, listen, I wasn't watching because it's probably just her sitting in front of the camera. She starts with video explaining that she had more insight into why her current vlogs aren't living up to the original series of vlogs and hopes to change that because she now understands what people mean by the lack of authenticity and quality in her new vlogs. I have a very similar story to Joan too, but I don't think it's inspirational as some comments claim it to be. Yes, she was teary in that vid... and that's fine. It's obviously a very sensitive topic for her because I've been where she's been, and it's still sensitive. Parents bankrupt through shady ass people (whom I never liked because they put me in my place: a kid). At the end of the day, my parents were too greedy and wanted too rapid of a growth. All those points she made about her family going bankrupt and uni/college/uncertain future post-college is just a summary of her hardships. I don't think she was using that as an argument for her lack of quality vids, but more to explain that she understands the value of hard work (or at least should... because the quality of her work is proof of how hard she works now). Maybe this is a turn for the better. I'm not sure. I still think she's stupid for excessive spending but I'm leaving out finances when discussing this vid. However, I agree with those who brought up why she's spending like she's making millions when she's been through her parents bankruptcy. She should know the value of the hard earned dollar and to save for the future... but the point of the video is that she's finally come to a realisation why she's been receiving a lot of negative feedback on her vlogs up to this point. She's just not very articulate in her argument.
Skinny doesn't always indicate ED. If she's the same weight as Venus at her height, she might be a healthy BMI because... she's shorter. As for the picking at the food, I think they ordered more than they could possibly eat.
Chanel's already popular so I'm not surprised if Joan's got Chanel in her makeup drawers somewhere, and purchase not triggered by Jennie. I think Jennie's sparked my interest in Chanel beauty again, but I'm swearing off new makeup for a year. I've always liked the fragrances but I've used the makeup before (nothing remarkable). It kinda got old and stuffy until they appointed Kristen Stewart. Loved the edgy look on her but it's not my style. Jennie makes it look fresh and youthful.
Claims to have prioritised sustainability, but tells us that she needs a white top from Reformation because she doesn't have one from the brand. Yeah, Joan, that's totally how to do it. How many white tops do you have to bleach in the wash or get dry cleaned? I have nothing against the support of such a brand, but don't claim you've started shopping ethically and sustainably when you haven't really made much of a change in your lifestyle.
It's probably because that's how she has always been speaking on her channel. Whereas Joan's ability to speak English has declined, but her Korean is apparently no better, and mentioned she attended UC Berkeley from time to time. Australian unis aren't so prestigious but I don't think Kim has talked about her uni days in the past year or two.
Occupational therapy exists outside of America. We have it here in Australia, but generally people don't know how to distinguish the two. They might say "The physiotherapist is looking around my home this afternoon", but it's most likely the occupational therapist inspecting to see whether they need to modify anything to the home to make it safe for person to do things, like installing rails to get up from the toilet. However, there aren't accelerated doctorate programs for OT and PT here, so you're not a doctor unless you've done your PhD. I really wouldn't know the specifics since I'm a nurse. It's okay to have thought Joan was right about calling it med school, especially if you don't follow Abe, but he expressed interest in studying OT in one of his videos. I highly doubt it but I thought Abe might've been a bit shy and didn't want to reveal that he was trying for med school until he got accepted... because that's something I'd do *cough*. I don't think Abe's shy... I have no idea why I had that line of thought.
I thought I wouldn't watch the Jeffree Star series, but it offered a different perspective to his glam image. He was more reserved than I thought. I can't deny that Jeffree is very resilient. Most Scene Queens are irrelevant today, and he's still got it with social media. I don't share that "progressive artist" sentiment though. He definitely had a look, but he's not that respectable as a singer/musician. His tales is one of those rags to riches stories. If you think he's an idiot, you don't have to compromise and contribute to views. I just think it's worth a watch if you're curious. I wouldn't go as far as supporting his channel and his makeup line, but I'm not opposed to contributing to views so I can hear his story. I'm a beauty nerd and would love to see behind-the-scenes of his makeup line.
Well, those products are overpriced? If we're strictly speaking about the video, I don't see a problem with it because the audience is teen/college students. Troiareuke and Drunk Elephant aren't brands I'd be buying in the foreseeable future, and there comes a point where you're just paying for cosmetic elegance and luxe packaging, or even just for the name and marketing behind it all. I still think she's mad for paying that much money to look so cheap. I know that "bad and boujee" look is in, but that's not Joan.
I saw that yellow Chanel and thought that it wasn't Joan's bag. It's not really her style. Don't know who owns the bag, but I thought it could've been Angel's, but a flick through her insta makes me think she's strictly black bags.
As far as the West is concerned, Japan's Kawaii Culture is an 'exotic' thing. Mainstream western beauty is generally not affected by it, and it's more of a subculture thing. I'm going to say that even if there are more people into the whole weeb stuff, it's still it's own niche and most people don't really know about it. As for weeb culture and kawaii culture, they're not the same thing. Weeb culture has influences from kawaii, but I think it's more about the anime/manga/games. While certain characters might be shown wearing kawaii fashion, it's not really an accurate representation... so it's not so much about the weebs not realising that their images are based on being cute. They're working from a caricature. All manifestations of it will appear way OTT. Oh, I'm pretty sure that pic of Michelle Phan's Gothic Lolita was a Halloween look. And no one does ahegao to look attractive or cute... it's "edgy". Edit: Kawaii also has some influences from the anime/manga as some styles are influenced by magical girls, etc... but I think what you're talking about is more about weebs.