Finding the Right Guru for You

August 17th, 2017 at 2:00am

Are you looking to improve certain areas of your life but just don’t know how? Summer is ending, school is starting, and we’re all looking for ways to improve ourselves for the upcoming year. Whether it be makeup, fitness, beauty, or food, there are an endless amount of gurus to give information and encouragement. When setting new goals, I realized I had so many lifestyle improvements I wanted to make but I had no idea how to make them happen… that is, until I found gurus in each aspect that helped turn my goals into a reality.

Makeup is something that a lot of individuals aspire to be great at.

People think it’s a quick and simple skill that has no artistry but they’re wrong! After realizing I had no clue what to do when it came to makeup, I went to YouTube for inspiration and found some of the best gurus out there. Jaclyn Hill sparked my true passion for makeup. She’s an amazing makeup artist who creates videos on all aspects of makeup. With over 4 million subscribers, she has collaborated with big-time makeup brands to create some of her own products such as the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette and the Champagne Pop highlighter with Becca Cosmetics.

Aside from makeup, “beauty” includes many sub-areas.

These areas include clothing, hair, skin, and even décor. Another guru I came across was Alexandrea Garza. She started her channel in 2010 and now has over 700,000 subscribers. Alexandrea creates videos that will help you keep up with the latest trends in fashion. She shares where she finds some of her best pieces, from designer items to local store brands. She also creates tutorials on hairstyles and different ways to manage and style hair, depending on your hair type. Lastly, she creates videos on the dos and dont’s of fashion to help people find the right style for them.

Fitness is a lifestyle aspect that many people struggle with.

It’s hard to do without the right information and people guiding you through the fitness journey. I chose to make my journey with gurus Karena and Katrina and their “Tone It Up” YouTube channel. They provide a wide range of informative and encouraging videos. They post daily workouts to give their followers variety and options when it comes to working out. They also follow up on nutrition and the best and worst foods to make or break your body.

Who inspires you to live your best life? Share on social media, and be sure to tag @CFashionista!