I met GoreGoreBritnee as a result of finding one of her very first e-liquid review videos on YouTube a couple months ago. I began following her on Facebook and Instagram soon after. I've watched all of her videos and, as of this week, have even followed one of her recommendations for a juice vendor that I'd never heard of and placed an order. This week, she's been helping to promote yet another new line of e-liquid that will be next week's vape budget purchase. I think she's fabulous. I don't think that because her reviews are radically different from others I've watched. I just like her style. She keeps her videos succinct and stays to the point. And it has to be said that, like me, she shares a certain penchant for the horror genre of celluloid culture.
I sent her a handful of questions, that she was gracious enough to answer for me. And what I found surprised me. In retrospect, it shouldn't have, I suppose. I think I was expecting that when I asked "what products would you like to see more of," the typical girl answer would be "pink mods." Quite frankly, I know better than that, but it didn't stop me from a radically ignorant assumption. What does Britnee want from vaping? More horror-themed products. It's what she's into. I love that. I asked a fair question and I got an obvious answer that should never have surprised me. And since I think that her ability to answer my questions is better than my ability to paraphrase her answers, I'll let her do the talking.
In her own words...
2. How did you get started in vaping? I started vaping to save money at first. Cigarette prices were climbing, and I figured I could cut down on smoking by supplementing with vaping. When I started hearing a weezing in my lungs at 21, I knew I needed to switch completely. I fell in love with vaping, and started making YouTube videos to help friends make the switch.
3. What inspired you to start doing video reviews? Do you have an overarching message that you try to get across? Anything unique about your perspective? My first three video reviews were for friends who had no idea what vaping was but wanted to switch. They were a lot like the Vaping 101 series I’m doing right now. At the time, there was no shop within 50 miles of my town, so I would send my friends links for buying hardware, and made the videos to explain to them how to use the device. Then one day out of the blue I decided I would make a juice review. It was received well, so I made more. And it’s grown out of control since then! I really just want to make easy to understand videos for every vaper on every level. I try to use simple terminology, and provide the most useful information possible. I really want to help this community grow, and be highly informed about the technology and juices available as we grow. It’s all about helping.
4. What products do you think women would like to see more of? I’ve been scratching my head about this question for a week now, and I still have no idea what to say. I mean, of course we want color options, but I think that’s something both genders want. Personally, I’d like to see more horror related mods, but I’m just odd like that.
5. Are there any resources specifically for women interested in vaping that I should share? My [Facebook] page welcomes any questions or cries for help. If you ever need anything explained, I will make you a video explaining it the best way I know how. Other than that, no I don’t know any resources specifically for women.
6. What advice about vaping would you / do you give young women who smoke and are considering making the switch? I tell everyone the same advice: it won’t work unless you WANT to quit, be strong, and you can do it.
If you are reading this post and you want to take your vaping to the next level or, like me, just get introduced to some great juice lines you probably haven't heard of, get to know GoreGoreBritnee. Follow her on Facebook. And subscribe to her YouTube channel. She is doing an amazing series right now that is a 101 course on vaping for newbies.