posted by Liam Dryden

Poetry, painting, and Pokémon – we’ve got the pick of the best videos on YouTube this week!

Just like the news, YouTube is a mixed bag; and most of it isn’t that good. That’s why we try to pick out some of our favourites every week to give you some entertaining, uplifting or provocative content to binge-watch over the weekend.

This week we’ve got cute baking videos, how-to’s for vlogging equipment, and some incredible #BlackLivesMatter-related poetry – so grab a cup of tea and settle in!

Savannah Brown ft. Bertie Gilbert – Baking Special

We’re not gonna lie, “Sav & Bert” are adorable. The videos they make together are usually full of ribbing, or Savannah trying to do something important while Bertie goofs off; and this attempt at baking a chocolate cake while the pair are visiting Sav’s hometown is no different.

SprinkleOfGlitter – HUGE Old Navy Haul!!

You can always rely on Louise for a good old-fashioned haul video – especially after she’s just gotten back from another big trip to the US. Time to find out what she picked up in one of America’s most staple clothing stores!

Nerdy Nummies ft. Kurt Hugo Schneider – Pokémon Ice Cream Cones

With the release of ‘Pokémon GO’ seemingly everywhere except the UK this week, it’s a perfect time to get back on the Pokémon hype train – and that includes in your snacking. Rosanna Pansino teamed up with Kurt Hugo Schneider to put together these delicious and adorable ice cream concoctions that look like your favourite starter Pokémon – gotta eat ’em all!


Katie Snooks – Roaccutane Daily Skin Vlog Month 1

When you have skin troubles, it takes a lot of confidence to put yourself out there on the internet – but beauty blogger Katie Snooks took that leap. in an emotional vlog spanning over a month, Katie documents her bare-faced use of the drug Roaccutane to combat her acne. Find out the results for yourself…


Zoe London – My Camera Setup, Filming & YouTube Equipment Tips

No doubt you’ve often wondered “Hey, how do my favourite YouTubers make videos?” but the largest creators aren’t sharing their secrets. Not Zoe London! Watch as she fills you in on all of her tips and tricks with equipment, how to film and everything in between.


Ahsante the Artist – My Anger is Completely Justified

After four days of  devastating reports of police brutality coming from the US once again, the patience and calmness of African Americans are fast running out. This haunting yet powerful slam poem from Ahsante sums up a lot of what people are currently feeling about the dehumanisation of the recent recorded killings of black men, and the overall disregard for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and is definitely worth your time.


BananaJamana – Painting Baby Dory and Piper

Seen ‘Finding Dory’ yet? If not, you’re missing out on some heart-wrenching cuteness – including scenes of Baby Dory! Luckily Jamie Jo is here with her mad art skillz to give you a little paint-based preview of what to expect from Pixar’s latest release.