Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

Why Women’s Red Carpet Fashion is Essential at the Oscars

The Red Carpet is arguably the most fun part of watching the Oscars. Stars break out their best and most extravagant looks, and the pictures circulate the internet for days. Besides the awards themselves, women’s fashion is the most essential piece of the Academy Awards experience. Without women and their fashion looks, the Academy Awards wouldn’t be the event that it is. The Oscars are dependent upon women showing up and bringing their best fashion to the Red Carpet and yet, women...

‘Birds of Prey’ and The Importance of Female-Led Films

“Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is officially out in theaters. The film was expected to be action-packed, ass-kicking display of girl power, and that it was. The movie begins with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn processing her breakup with Mr. J, after giving the audience a brief recap of how she got there. As Harley goes through her breakup, it’s one of the only times I’ve ever looked at a woman in a comic movie and thought, “wow...

Where Celebrity and Climate Activism Collide — Fire Drill Friday Moves To LA

Fire Drill Friday, Jane Fonda’s weekly climate protest, officially moved to LA this week. For fourteen weeks, Fonda and various other high profile celebrities and public figures marched on the Washington D.C. Capitol demanding action on the climate crisis. Now, Fonda is taking her movement to Los Angeles, where it will be even easier for big names to participate. Follow the live stream @FireDrillFriday on @instagram and see what @Janefonda & @greenpeaceusa are up too....

The Six Best Beauty YouTubers Out There

Beauty YouTubers are a huge part of the entertainment world now, and many of us rely on YouTube to teach us how to do all things beauty related. YouTube is a place where anyone can upload content, and viewers can find pretty much exactly what they’re looking for, whether it be entertainment, how to change the battery in the smoke alarm, or how to do makeup like a pro. People use YouTube to display beauty content because, for the creator, it allows total creativity to say and do whatever...

YouTube Revenue for 2019 is a Massive $15.1 Billion

For the first time, YouTube revealed how much money it generates from advertising revenue. Usually, the number is included in the earnings for Google as a whole. This year, however, Google and its parent company, Alphabet, decided to disclose the numbers in a separate earnings report. The number is staggering at $15.1 billion dollars generated from advertising revenue in 2019. Of that $15 billion, $4.7 billion came in the fourth quarter alone. Why YouTube is Becoming So Wildly Successful...

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