Tati Westbrook

Tati Westbrook Is The Best Friend We All Need In Our Lives

Here is the tea of why Tati is much more than a beauty vlogger.

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Whether you are familiar or not with beauty gurus, there is one name you need to know, and that is Tati Westbrook. She has been posting YouTube beauty videos for years now. With all of the drama that occurs in the beauty world, there is still one person who isn't causing tons of controversy and their videos aren't so dramatic that you lose sight of the meaning of beauty. When you watch Tati's videos, by the end of it you feel relaxed and that you can trust what she is saying. I believe that Tati Westbrook is the best friend we all need in our lives or at least we should strive to be more like her. Not all of us can be best friends with her (that would be goals though), but I feel that every one of us can take qualities from her to better ourselves and relationships.

Do you have a friend that you know will tell you if you have food in between your teeth or that your fly is undone? Tati would be that friend. When you watch her videos, there isn't a gimmicky feel to it or a vibe that she is being bought by beauty companies. They are her thoughts and opinions, whether she is talking about drugstore or high-end products. She isn't afraid to give constructive ideas or high praise when needed, but it never feels too harsh or fake. I feel like that is one of the biggest reasons why Tati has stood out in the beauty world. When she is giving a review, you can walk away knowing so much more and feeling more confident in what you purchase. I know before I ever buy makeup, I will research her arsenal of videos before making an investment. Honestly, if it isn't already, the term "Tati-Approved" should be trademarked because that's how much her opinion means to the beauty universe. Having a friend you can trust to be honest with you is one of the top things you should think about, because if you can't, why are you friends with them?

If you ever decide to sit down and watch some beauty videos, you will find a lot of forced laughter or over the top acting that accompanies reviews or tutorials. After a while, it can get very old and just feel fake. When you watch Tati's videos though, you get to see her kind of awkward-silly side. With some blooper scenes or candid reactions to things she does, you can't help appreciate the toned down products she puts out. There is subtle humor here or there with adding a pop culture reference like "The Office," but it is never to the point where you feel like exiting out of her videos because it is just too much. Just like you need an honest friend, having a slightly silly friend is essential in your life.

Even though Tati is making huge amounts of money by becoming a successful businesswoman with her YouTube channel, GlamLifeGuru, and starting her own beauty business Halo Beauty, she doesn't seem to let her success get to her head. It appears that she hasn't lost touch with who she was before her fame and is willing to give back. One significant difference between her and other beauty gurus is that she isn't sponsored by makeup brands. When companies reach out to her to pay her for her positive reviews of products, rather than accepting the money, she tells them to donate the money to charities to support people in need. She has recognized that she is well off in life and that there are others who need the financial help more than her. More than that, she realizes how complicated reviewing products can be once you become the face of a brand. She has recently begun sponsoring the Clarisonic brand after using their products for a decade, but she hardly ever does reviews on their products. I believe this is how she remains honest in her reviews because she isn't being bought out by companies. She has stayed strong with her values and beliefs throughout her growth of fame, and that is something that we all can work towards throughout our successes.

Tati has had some drama over the past year with the makeup brand, Too Faced, but in a recent video of hers she talks about her unpopular opinions and reflects on her grudge with them. I feel like this is the final reason that Tati Westbrook is the best friend. We all should have is that her apology felt genuine, but most importantly she healthily handled her issues with grace. In the video, she acknowledges that she shouldn't have shared her feelings in an early video because now she regrets stirring the pot so much. We are all human and make mistakes, but being a bigger person in life is realizing you messed up, apologizing, and moving on rather than continually causing issues and drama.

I get it, Tati is a "YouTuber" and all of her videos are beauty based, and all the other lame excuses when it comes to beauty and why it isn't important. There is so much more to beauty and Tati than what an onlooker may believe—she is a role model to so many people and has become a trusted friend through YouTube. No matter what you're interested in, we all could use a friend like Tati in our lives to make our world more beautiful.

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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

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It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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Not Wearing A Bra, And 11 Other Things Girls Do That Make Guys Uncomfortable

According to men, we're the biggest enigma.

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As a woman in today's society, it seems like according to men we can do nothing right. We either get over sexualized to the point where we are told "cover up" or over sexualized to the point where we are called prude for not showing enough skin to attract the attention of the men around us. Taking all of this into consideration, guys are still grossly uncomfortable with normal things that women do in today's world. If you're a woman reading this, I'm sure you're already forming a list in your head. If you're a man, well, here are 12 things that you are uncomfortable with that you probably shouldn't be.

1. Not wearing a bra 

First and foremost, whether I cease to wear one out in public or in my home, trust me, buddy, I'm not doing it for you. I'm not doing it so you'll mention the fact that you can tell I'm not wearing one. I'm doing it for my comfort level, and most certainly not for your benefit. At all. Ever.

2. Denying their advances 

Grabbing my ass is not the correct way to ask me to move out of your way, catcalling me will not get my attention, and no, buying me a drink does not mean you automatically get laid. Not only do you look like an idiot to every woman around you with that kind of mentality, but to the girl you're trying to impress by being a pig? Yeah, she thinks you're pretty stupid, too.

I know it just kills your ego when we tell you no. How dare we make YOU feel uncomfortable by denying your lovely attempts at getting our attention.

3. Not accepting a drink they hand us

They offer you a drink, you say no, and suddenly not only are they mad on some occasions, but their poor ego is damaged indefinitely... Until they try that same move with the girl a few places down. They don't understand why you won't accept their drink that they were so nice to buy you.

Uh, you could drug me. If you want to buy me a drink, let me order it, watch the bartender make it, and then you can pay. Please don't expect me to take a drink right from you.

4. Traveling in groups to the bathroom during a girls' night out

We only do that because there is strength in numbers. If it makes you uncomfortable, sorry, but guys like you are probably the reason we do it. I don't know why our safety is any concern to you.

5. Knowing about cars, sports, or anything deemed a "guy thing"

You say one thing about a sports team or a car part and suddenly, according to men, you have no idea what you're talking about and they have to talk over you to explain it all, much better than you could. They only do this because the thought of us knowing anything about "guy stuff" makes their skin crawl.

6. Wanting careers 

How dare we want real jobs and to be paid as much as them! Silly us!

7. Thinking our place is anywhere but the kitchen 

Obviously we are meant to be of total service to the men in our lives, regardless of circumstances, right? We shouldn't have careers and hobbies when our life's purpose is to be a homemaker who slaves over the stove all day while our very masculine husbands do everything.

When will we learn? No wonder you guys are so uncomfortable. We don't know our place yet.

8. Wanting rights to our own bodies 

Uh oh, I think we forgot (again) that men are supposed to be in control of everything about us, including reproductive rights. No wonder they're so confused. They aren't always in control.

9. Not wanting kids

But wait! Isn't our only reason for being alive to mother a baby? It's a blessing to be a mom no matter what, according to men, and we need to fall in line. So, when you look a man in the eye and say you don't want kids, sometimes their eyes about pop out of their skull.

10. Having a menstrual cycle 

Men will never understand the daunting nature of our time of the month. Between cramps, headaches, and the constant desire to pop pain killers, it's grueling. To men, though, the whole thing is gross. Ew, we're bleeding. Forget about denying them anything during this time because most of them will not understand why.

11. Denying them sex of any kind, ever 

We have every right to tell you no. Listen, I know it just totally baffles you when we do, guys, but we owe you nothing. Let me say it again. We owe you nothing. No matter what.

12. Being independent 

By society's standards, even today, we are to allow a man to take care of us meek young women. You meet a man who intends to do that and by the first date when you pay for your bill he doesn't want you anymore. You want to work for your money and not depend on him, know about topics deemed "guy stuff", and stand up to him and he just doesn't understand why.

Let's face it: Guys will never understand.

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