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

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.


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 Reasons Why You Need Crocs In Your Life

I don't understand why you haven't bought a pair yet.

Crocs have the perception of being the world's ugliest shoe, or sometimes you hear wearing them is "social suicide". Well, I'm here to tell you everything you've heard is wrong.

1. They go with everything

Personally, after finding the perfect outfit to wear to class, I struggle finding the right shoe to wear. I think about all the walking I'm going to have to do and I always grab my Crocs. Whether I'm wearing jeans, yoga pants or even sweatpants, Crocs are always my go-to. I mean, look at these people, doesn't look like social suicide to me. Looks pretty damn good.

2. They're extremely comfortable

If you ask anyone who owns a pair of Crocs, I guarantee you they'll tell you how comfortable these shoes are. It's like walking on memory foam or a cloud, whatever anaolgy you want to use.

3. The color range is fantastic

When you go to most sites to shop, there's a color list. Crocs gives you a color wheel. A FLIPPIN' wheel. Not to mention the bunch of patterns you can choose from like, zebra, leapord, camo, and more.

4. They come with their own accessories

Don't even get my started on the little accessories that can be added to every pair of Crocs, called Jibbitz. They're like little pins that bring out your inner child. Decorate your shoes with Disney princesses or even Star Wars.

Yes, you can get Mater on your shoe.

5. They'll be your best friend in college

This may be my own personally opinion and I may be biased, but with all the walking I do on college campus, these shoes are the best purchase I've ever made. They never leave my feet smelling like death or in pain, which I think is pretty amazing.

6. They can be worn all year round

I personally would wear my classic Crocs all year round but some people may not like that idea. That's why you should know they make a variety of different styles like sandals, wedges, boots and even FLEECE lined ones. Yes I said fleece.

7. You don't have to be an adult to wear them

Maybe it's just a girl thing, but I hated that I couldn't wear my mom's 5 inch stiletto heels when I was a kid, but with Crocs that's not a problem and my dreams aren't crushed.

8. They're a unisex shoe

This life-changing experience doesn't have to be just for girls. Guys, if you want to lounge in your sweats all day, throw some Crocs on. Heck, they even make boots that don't empty out our pockets and make your feet stink, so doesn't hurt giving it a shot.

9. They give back to their community

Crocs created Crocs Cares, which has donated over 3 million pairs of shoes to people in need around the world.

10. They can be worn in water

Nothing grinds my gears more than when I go to the beach and have to take off my shoes, that just get covered in sand anyways. An added plus to Crocs is they can be worn in water.

Most of this shocking and extremely awesome information was found on the Crocs website, where you should go because I know after reading this, you really want a pair.

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I am Beautiful, and I am not Ashamed.

Too many women are ashamed of feeling beautiful; it is time for that shame to end.


I recently read the book We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this wonderful, powerful, and quite honestly angry book on the condition of Womanhood in modern society, Adichie touches on the poignant idea that women are trained from girlhood to be ashamed of themselves.

"We teach girls shame. 'Close your legs. Cover yourself.' We make them feel as though by being born female they're already guilty of something."

This quote highlights something that I myself have been aware of for years and never known how to put into words until now - the fact that women, starting at a very young age, are raised to believe that we are not allowed to be proud of our bodies, of our forms, and of our physicality. Beyond that, we are taught that to take pride in how we look is yet another thing to be ashamed of.

Girls with self-image issues are told that they shouldn't ever feel less valuable or less beautiful than any other girl; they are told that we are all beautiful - and that is true. A person's value is in no way attached to how we look, beauty is no measure of worth, and all people are beautiful in whatever way that may be. Yet when a girl does dare to take pride in how she looks and say out loud, "I know I am beautiful," she is automatically assumed to be vain and conceited.

These two messages - that all girls are beautiful, but that no girl can ever admit that she is beautiful - are mutually exclusive. We cannot have both, and yet both are demanded of us. This requirement of simultaneous self-hatred and self-love are written in fine print in the contract we sign as members of Womanhood.

I am sick of it.

I am sick and tired of hearing my fellow women self deprecate their physical attributes and take shame in wearing makeup and wanting to look cute in their clothes. I am sick and tired of hearing them only call themselves attractive, hot, lovely, and worthy of admiration in the most mocking and joking of voices. I am sick and tired of us, as women, not being allowed to admire our own beauty without being ridiculed.

Because the fact of the matter is, I know I am beautiful. I am proud of how I look, and who I am. I have been told too many times by too many people that I am attractive, and smart, and unique. It goes against logic and reason for me to say, "No, I'm not pretty." I would be calling everyone who has ever paid me these compliments a liar, and I would be going against popular consensus and evidence in denying that I am good looking and a wholly, uniquely beautiful woman.

I am proud of how I look, how I dress, the makeup that I wear, and I should not be coerced into shame for that.

I - and all women - should be able to put together an outfit that we like and not be asked, "Who are you all dressed up for?" We should be able to swipe our makeup brushes across our eyelids and cheekbones and make silly faces to see how we look because we like it. We should be able to strike a pose in the mirror and say, "Damn, I look good," without some little voice saying, "Wow, feeling a little narcissistic today?"

We should be able to express ourselves and look good for ourselves, in whatever manner that may be, simply because we want to.

The trend of self-love is on the rise, and we (men and women) are continuously encouraged to believe in ourselves and know that we are all beautiful because we are all beautiful. But until we are also encouraged to express these new beliefs and embrace them as the truths that they are, how can anyone expect us to really believe them? We should be able to express the self-love that we are told to give ourselves. We should be able to know we are beautiful without being ashamed of the pride that we feel.

The truth is, people are beautiful. No conditions or contracts, no obligations or hidden fees. People are beautiful.

There is no shame in believing that.

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