Rotorua mum and make-up artist Miria Flavell has had a beauty vlog for a while now – but she never expected it would blow up like this.
A makeup tutorial video entirely in te reo Maori has immediately became her most popular video, with more than 116,000 views on Facebook.
“I kept getting asked to do a video in Te Reo … I put it off cos I think I thought it was too different. I was too scared to do it,” Flavell told TVNZ.
“I didn’t think it was going to have that many views and that much attraction. Mixing Te Reo Maori with makeup is very, very different and I wasn’t quite sure what the reaction was going to be like.”
Flavell has run a beauty business and vlog channel since early 2015.
“What’s Maori for blending? And makeup brushes? Feel like I learned more maori here than I ever did through all my school years,” one commenter said on Facebook – Flavell promised she would find out for her next video.
“Please don’t make this your last vid in Te Reo Maori!” pleaded another.