All you ever wanted to know about YouTube star Patricia Bright!
It all started in my university bathroom. I would film natural hair tutorials, beauty and lifestyle videos as a hobby and in secret whilst trying to earn my finance degree. After I graduated I started working in the finance sector full time – I still continued to blog and film YT videos, however, at this point I was gaining more notoriety and traction. After a few years of balancing my real working life and my
online creative life, I decided to fully commit to creating by quitting my city job and I haven’t looked back since!
I would actually say being an online content creator is my second job. My first job is being a mother to my beautiful daughter Grace. She’s an amazing two-year-old, who is constantly teaching me things about myself. A typical day for me starts with prepping her for nursery and making sure she’s ready to conquer her day. Following that, I typically go through my planner and work on the things scheduled for that day. That could be anything from meeting brands to planning posts, shooting content and filming videos.
It’s weird because I feel like every opportunity I’ve been given/come across remains exciting. There’s not a moment where I’m not excited by creating new & fresh content to share with my audience. But the moment that has made me feel on edge, so to speak, would be the release of my book. This makes me anxious as it’s my unapologetic truth which has been written from my heart.
From a young age, I’ve always been interested in looking presentable especially when it comes to all things hair. My channel actually started off as a hair channel and within that, I began to incorporate my style sense and beauty looks as a way to express myself. I remember filming a wet eye look using Vaseline as the shadow thinking it was a great glam moment but it wasn’t! But earlier this year that wet eye look became a fashion trend so maybe I was just ahead of my time!
In terms of beauty or skincare tricks I don’t think I can suggest one as what works for me may not work for another – we all have different skin wants and needs. However, I would say my use of a glycolic wash/cleanser is an important habit of mine. I use one every day without fail in tandem with a night cream. I’m a huge fan of night creams.
During the transition into winter, I mainly aim to maintain the hydration and moisture in my skin to avoid dryness. I love a great serum and moisturizer during the winter as my skin tends to get dry due to the season.
I would recommend the UFO – it’s my favorite go-to product to use on my skin especially when I know my skins needs that vibrant and fresh cleanse. It’s great because it tailors to my sensitive skin leaving it brighter and cleaner.
To be amongst my family and friends. I really appreciate this time of year, I get to reflect on what I’m thankful and grateful for as well giving back and remembering what the true meaning of Christmas is about.
In 2019 I plan to travel more and create real memories with my loved ones. I also hope to continue spreading love and light around the world, bringing a positive, candid and informative narrative to all the content I produce.
Ava Paine is a beauty aficionado, amateur dancer and keen DIY master. This Aussie is far, far from home.