I can now say I have officially been a beauty YouTuber for six years!! That adds up to almost a quarter of my life in making videos…that's absolutely insane. No way when I started recording on my webcam in May 2009 did I ever think that I'd be doing this full-time. I had zero expectations, didn't force things, and continued to just do what I love, which I am now lucky to call my career. That is my biggest tip when it comes to following your dreams, do it because you love it and the rest will fall in place. Your love and passion for what you do will surprise you and can take you places you never knew you could reach.
I think what's special about my YouTube journey is that it has led me to meet so many of you and open doors that my shy self would have never been courageous enough to face six years ago. I am so incredibly blown away that over 160,000 of you follow me on my channel now and have connected with me through what I love to do. It's amazing that on this overwhelming vast internet space, I am in touch with so many of you in different parts of the world that would have never been possible without YouTube. Claire Ashley would truly not be what it is today without the amazing support and inspiration I've had from all of you over the last six years.
I want to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart who have given me your time and words of encouragement to allow me to never feel afraid to put myself out there. This has been the best experience of my life and I cannot wait to see what the next six years has in store.