5 New YouTube Channels That I Can’t Stop Watching


It may sound bizarre but I never turn my TV on. Ok well, that’s stretching the truth a bit. I do turn it on to watch The Great British Bake Off when that’s on and when I go home my Mum always has a few things saved on the V+ box for me because she still doesn’t understand the world of internet TV players. She’s currently badgering me to watch the Gary Barlow documentary that prompted my Dad to send me a text simply saying, ‘OMG, Mum is crying so much’. YouTube on the other hand – I watch that  erry’day. I do love delving in to the content creators world and seeing what’s new and although the channels I’m giving a nod to below aren’t brand-spanking new ones, they’ve gained a new subscriber in me. So this weekend I thought I’d share my recent finds that have had me stuck to my screen. Be prepared to loose an hour or two here…

1. Claire Marshall. Claire is one seriously cool cat (I know, saying that automatically makes me one seriously uncool cat – but we all knew that already). If you want beauty videos without the B.S then this is the place to go. The editing is ridiculously on point too, with tracks that will have you tapping your foot along and transitions that will have you googling Final Cut Pro how-tos. She just seems like a hoot (I really need to stop with the Grandma adjectives).

2. Sharon Farrell. My new go-to for makeup tutorials. Sharon has everything covered from celeb looks to tips, tricks, TAGS – the lot. There’s something for everyone here really and being a trained MUA she really knows her stuff. She talks while I listen and make lists, that’s how it works. One to get your notepad out when watching.

3. Tar Mar. Babe. Alert. Tara is my newest find of the five, but I’ve literally spent the last few days gorging on her videos. She posts a mix of hauls, favourites, vlogs and lifestyle videos but I think my favourites have to be her fashion ones. Her style is on point. Her ‘Four Days in Outfits’ is my favourite – I want them all.

4. LEAF. Slick, chic lifestyle content that looks good enough to eat – and most of it is. Think Pinterest, but in video form. Their recipes are always tasty, yet not too challenging and the fashion content makes me want to break out of my monochrome zone, which takes a lot. Oh and their interior videos? Drools. Don’t even get me started on their ‘1 Closet, 3 Ways’ video.

5. What’s Up Elle. Fine. I’ll admit it. I’ve watched all of Elle’s videos. All 88 of them. She’s the kind of girl that you just want to be mates with. We’d chat about our shared love for Rihanna, we’d laugh and then she’d teach me lots of cool stuff about Final Cut Pro because she is an absolute whizz in the editing suite. It’s not my usual product-packed viewing – Elle’s thing is more snappy, funny skits – but if you’re in need of editing inspiration then this is the place to come. Oh and if you want to watch all of her videos, it will take you till lunchtime… 


  • Anna Blush

    Ooo I love a new YouTube find. Have never heard of any of these girls, guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon xx

  • Lucy Birchall

    Anna, you’re a babe, thank you for all of these recommendations. Love Tar Mar in particular, the accent!

  • LEAF is really fantastic!! Thank for sharing !

  • Shrutilaya

    Clair Marshall is just… too amazing for words.

  • I can get lost in youtube and end up waking up having watched 37582 videos with no regret. Needless to say I’m always in need for more channels! Another great post 🙂

    Hannah xxx

  • Sharon MacKinnon

    I love sharon and claire! Do you watch glamlifeguru? She does fab videos 5 days a wk xx

  • Holly Keyes

    I love these types of posts. It’s always great to see what other blogs/YouTube channels others like, I find lots of new content this way! x

    Holly | Impatience is a Virtue | Bloglovin

  • I found Claire Marshall through essiebutton! I agree, she is one seriously cool cat. Please do this monthly, love your picks and I’m now totally hooked on LEAF…

  • Izzi

    Claire is one of my favourite new Youtubers! I’m so glad more people are watching her content – I can fangirl with others now 😀 a beauty, food and lifestyle blog

  • Gemma

    Heading over immediately to take a little look : )


  • This was so good! How did I not know about Tar Mar and LEAF?! Good one Anna! x

  • I’ve only recently found Claire’s channel and omg she is the coolest! Love Sharon as well, her makeup is on point!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Amanda

    I’ve just started my own YouTube channel.. super scary at first. Getting a bit more used to it now. I absolutely adore Elle’s videos too! Her editing is amazeballs.

    AMANDA LOVES| A Beauty and Style Blog

  • UKBeautyBlogger

    loved this post, I’m always up for discovering new channels! i’m fully prepared to watch videos all day! thanks for this! much love Harriet,

  • Always love recommendations for new YouTubers to watch – will go and check them out 🙂 xxx

  • Jordy Robinson

    Lovely recommendations, I’ll add them to my must watch list. 😀

  • Anam Kapasi

    I love WhatsUpElle and LEAF! Even though I’m not a mum I watch WhatsUpMoms because Elle and her friends talk about their lifestyles and children it’s so cute!

  • Going to go and check these out right now! I love discovering new youtube channels 🙂 xx

  • Ahh LEAF is amazing! Just watched about 5 of her videos in a row… oops. I love healthy living kind of videos, thank you! x

  • Just recently subcribed to Tar Mar as well! She’s amazing, love her videos! x

  • Claire is the best, Tara is the babe and Elle is just so funny 🙂 xx

  • Fiona Bradley

    Love Tara! Doin us Irish proud 😀 X



  • Thank you for the recommendations.

    I love Claire too! <3


    I love Claire so much! I’ve been a fan for a couple of years now and it’s been great to watch her channel grow

  • So I’ll admit, I am now several videos deep into Elle’s channel with no signs of stopping. Such funny stuff, and her kids are beyond cute!

    Morgan //

  • Joycelyn Steib

    I think I will go check out Claire Marshall for sure. Her name has been popping up quite frequently but I def can’t miss seeing anything from VDM!!! However, I will check out Claire!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  • Linda

    Claire Marshall is my fav! I love her so much, because of her awesome videos I might actually start making my own videos this summer too. Yikes, we’ll see how that goes!


  • I’m not hooked on LEAF – thanks for the suggestions!

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  • CLaire Marshall is indeed fabulous. Will check out other links. Hope Brighton was fun! x

  • Trudy Wang

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Claire and Tara..woot!woot!

  • Marine T.

    I love Sharon’s channel ! Her blog is pretty cool too !

  • Stephanie

    These are all channels I’ve never heard of before, heading over to check them all out now!



  • Great recommendations. I’ve added a few new subscriptions to my YouTube account. Hurrah!! 🙂

  • Lauxx

    Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

  • Kristy Swithenbank

    I’m a YouTube junkie too lol. I watch two of those channels. Will check out the others.

  • Virginia Russo

    Oh Gosh!! I follow Claire and Sharon since a couple of years now! They are fantastic!!

  • been looking for some new YT to look at! x


  • molly maci

    Thanks for sharing these! I have been searching for YouTube bloggers to follow! I will make sure to check all of these out!


  • Mel

    Claire Marshall is one of my absolute favourite YouTubers. She seems like such a sweet, genuine and incredibly creative and talented girl. Her editing always amazes me.

  • I love Claire’s channel and you were totally right about Tara’s channel- she’s a new favorite of mine!

  • Emmerliejay

    Thanks so much for sharing, I’ve just been on a subscribing spree! 🙂
    emmerliejay x

  • Marjolein NL

    What about “a model recommends”.
    You probably know her channel but thought i would share it anyway!!!

  • Emma West

    Oh I’m going to love the Elle videos thanks, just watched one & want more. I love finding new channels/blogs for mums! Could u & mark have babies please? 😉

  • *subscribes to all*

  • I love Tar Mar’s videos!!!!

  • Carla

    Nice recommendations, but honestly yours is La Creme de la Creme 🙂 I look forward to watching your videos and posts every day!!!

  • Lots of Love Lottie ♥

    Yes Claire’s vids are soooo good! But I still love your vids as they’re so professional!

    Lots of Love Lottie ❤️
    Lifestyle blog to make you smile 🙂

  • I love LEAF! Although instant hunger every time they post a food vid 😉

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  • Elise Kubberød

    Such a great post!