Blogging Equipment & Photography Tips | ViviannaDoesMakeup & Lily Pebbles

Watch our ‘Vlogging Equipment and Filming Set-Ups’ Video on Lily’s Channel –
Watch the whole ‘Guide to Blogging and Vlogging’ here –

My Blog –
My Twitter –!/ViviannaMakeup
My Facebook –
My Instagram –

Lily’s YouTube –
Lily’s Blog –
Lily’s Twitter –
Lily’s Facebook –
Lily’s Instagram –

My Makeup: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 4, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand, NARS Bronzer in Laguna, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara, MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow, By Terry Baume de Rose
My Top: Whistles
My Nails: Mavala Nail Polish in Rose Dust

Lily’s Makeup: YSL Youth Liberator Foundation in B30, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer in 5, NARS Bronzer in Laguna, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder, BECCA Mineral Blush in Flower Child, Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette, MAC Kohl Liner in Teddy, Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara, KIKO Smart Lipstick in 502
Lily’s Top: ZARA
Lily’s Necklace: Whistles
Lily’s Watch: Accurist
Lily’s Nails: Ciaté Nail Polishes in Pillow Fight and Snow Globe

Links Mentioned:
Lily’s Photography Tips Post –
A Video Filmed on the Canon EOS M –

Equipment Mentioned
Canon EOS 600D –
Canon EOS M –
Canon EOS M Adapter –
LensPen –
Velbon Maxi 347GB Tripod –
Manfrotto MKC3-HO1 Compact Tripod –
PhotoSEL LS21E52 Softbox Studio Lighting Kit (this is the kit we shared) –
Walimex 75W Macro Ring Light (heads up – you need an EU-to-UK Plug Adapter for this) –
Pro 160-LED Video Camera Light for Canon –
Canon RC-06 Remote Control –
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens –

Music: Mother Carven, Bad Bats (2012) from

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Front-end Web Development: back-end web development

This class is all about the seedy underbelly of web development: the backend!

I know we already have a Rails class here at Noisebridge (, but this one is tailored toward front-end developers wanting to get a taste of how things come together. We’ll talk about PHP, then Express.js, then Rails.

During the recap period, we will set up your computers. But it’s best to do this before arriving if possible. Here are the steps used for class preparation:


===== THE EASY WAY =====
If you would like to follow along, the easiest option is to run a virtual machine.
* Install VirtualBox AND the Extension Pack:
* Download this preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine (1.88GB):
* Double-click the .ova file. You should check the “reinitialize the MAC address” step.
* Start the machine after installation and you’re all set!
* System username and password are both “”’front-end”'”. Feel free to change them if that’s uncomfortable.

===== THE HARDER WAY =====
If you don’t want to use a virtual machine.

On Linux, you’ll need to follow these steps:
* Run:
** sudo apt-get install nodejs
** sudo apt-get install npm
* wget –no-check-certificate && bash
** When installing, choose RVM.
* For PHP, follow these instructions:

On OS X 10.9:
* Install Node.JS:
* To install Rails, run:
** curl -O && bash
*** When installing, choose RVM.
* For PHP, install MAMP:

On Windows or OS X 10.8 and below:
* – install Node.JS
* Use RailsInstaller:
* And for PHP:
** Mac:
** Windows:

===== THE HARDEST WAY =====
Install Node.JS, NPM, Apache, PHP, RVM, Ruby, and Rails individually. Good luck!

Info about the class and directions for attending in person are available here:

How To Start a Blog + YouTube Channel

A lot of you ask questions about how to start a blog and YouTube channel, so I’m giving you some of the basics of both!

My beauty blog:
My personal blog:

Links to everything I talked about:

Google Analytics:

Examples of equipment I talked about:

Canon T3i + 18-55mm lens:
Soft boxes:
Ring light (big):
Ring light (small):
MacBook Pro:
Final Cut Pro X:

**** READ ME ****

Okay, we have two recurring questions, so here are the answers!:

1. How do you get your channel/blog out there and gain subscribers?
This one is tough because there’s no ONE way to do this. All I can tell you is that CONSISTENT and PERSISTENT work is what will make your blog or channel grow. Upload consistently, at least once a week. Make your content GOOD, people will subscribe and come back. And make sure you’re vlogging about trending topics, subjects that are popular that you know people search for a lot. Other than that, you must be patient. It took me 2 years to get to this point. But what I can tell you is that as time goes on and you grow, the growth happens more quickly. It took me 6 months to get from 100k to 200k, and now it appears I’ll be at 300k in 3 months. So the growth happens exponentially faster as you grow bigger.

2. How can I use music in my videos and not get in trouble for copyright?
This one is very important because YouTube is VERY strict when it comes to copyright. Personally, I use music from, which is a royalty free music library. But you can also use, which is another royalty free music library. You will have to pay for these tracks, though. If money is an issue, I have two suggestions: 1) You can download just one song and use the same intro to each of your videos, almost like the beginning of any TV show, it’s always the same intro. Otherwise, if you’d like to use different songs for your videos, try the YouTube music library. YouTube now has its own royalty free collection for people like you and me to use!

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CS75 (Summer 2012) Lecture 0 HTTP Harvard Web Development David Malan

David Malan teaching CS75 lecture 0, HTTP.

Blogger Tips #01 | Intro to blogging & my blog story

**Everything you need to know is right here, expand me please!
Whether you’re thinking about starting a blog or just looking to improve on the details, this series is for you! Future episodes will cover everything from video/lighting setup, media platforms to blog organization and much more. Leave me a suggestion if you have question!

BLOGGER TIPS // #02 Know your media, know your options

I’d love to see you on my blog:


My Handmade Craft shop


Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream / Candydoll blusher “Strawberry Pink” / Maybelline Colour Tattoo “Bad to the Bronze” / Laura Mercier “Black Smoke” matte shadow / Maybelline lipstick “Pink Freeze”

Google I/O 2014 – Polymer and Web Components change everything you know about Web development

Eric Bidelman

Web components are a game changer. Unlike other new features, the technologies are purely about developer productivity, solving many of web development’s shortcomings. Polymer and web components change how we think about, design, and compose web applications. Learn how the Web Components revolution makes you more productive and reduces the cognitive load of being a web developer.

Watch all Google I/O 2014 videos at:

How to Make Money Blogging (Not for wussies)

There is basically 2 method: the DIY or the D4Y method.
You can decide to do it the hard way or the easy way…which one do you prefer?
Hey friends out there on the internet! Right now you might be looking
into how you can turn your passion into cash or just how to make money blogging
about the product or service you are already marketing through
Direct-sales/network marketing type of businesses.

It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or a pro at those things
You can make money blogging if you decide right now to put your
mind into it.

All you got to do is buy the Viral Blogging system and start taking action
immediatly on the training that is given for free in the back-office.…

Next Step, is to start blogging, do it everyday and share it everywhere.
You can also learn more detail on the how to make money blogging
in the other products. People who make anything from 30k a month
and more telling you exactly the mindset and the tactics that work
right now.

The inner-circle membership is a VERY important part to have
what it take to know how to make money blogging FAST.

You can decide to buy or not to buy this product but if you are
looking for a cool way to make money this is definitly the most
elegant, attractive and fun way to do it.

So how to do it?
Create content that is informative, social and entertaining
and share it all around the internet. Invite people to share it
everywhere and you will see how powerful you really are.

It is really important that you keep track of this fundamental
20% informative and 80% entertaining and Social.

Here is how it is breaking down in this ” How to make money blogging video ”

0:01 Introduction
1:00 How to make money blogging works
2:00 How to use Empower Network to do this
3:00 Why it is easier here
5:00 How to get started

So here is what I am going to tell you, EN is not for wussies.
I am going to personally work with you if you can convince me
that you don’t have any excuses and that you are ready to do
no matter what to get to where you want to go in life.

How to make money blogging is pretty easy…as soon as you get out
of your own way.

Web Development Advice – Interview with Dev Tips

I had a great time interviewing Travis Neilson with Dev Tips ( the other day…Here’s his thoughts and advice on web development, learning technologies, and what it’s like in the industry today.

Click here for part 1 of this interview on the Dev Tips channel –

Here’s the CSS-Basics Series he mentions:

Sarah Says: Blogging as a Career

Some thoughts and tips on pursuing blogging on a professional level.


Everyone keeps saying how great web development is, but how do you get that first job? This video is a response to the questions I’ve been getting about how to land that first web development job and how to know when you’re ready to take the leap and look for one.

The first thing you have to know is that you don’t have to be a seasoned pro to get a job as a full-time web developer. There are LOTS of companies looking for web developers that don’t have much experience.

Also, there are a lot of things you can do to prepare your resume to really stick out to a prospective employer.

This video will give you a feel for what an employer will be looking for and what they’ll be “grading” you on as you look for a job in this industry.

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