desire & inspire


Desire & Inspire is a website devoted to inspiring the creativity within others, and making your everyday life just a little cuter and personalized. I publish weekly posts featuring topics such as DIY tutorials, fashion – “Outfit of the Days”, hair and beauty tutorials and miscellaneous “tag” videos when I come across one I love! Through the integration of YouTube videos, I have the opportunity to combine a walk-through explanation, while displaying each step as the tutorial unfolds. Although I began my DIYs here on D&I, I have found that the response and interest through the use of video has rapidly increased my online presence as not only an influencer but a role model to girls of a wide range. And somehow, this week night hobby that started in a dorm room, has become a business and passion that I hope to continue into the future.

What I Can Do For You
The YouTube community is an amazing place that many people turn to when looking for honest product/brand reviews, styling tips and how-to tutorials. It has become a resource for our generation to learn how to do just about anything! I have worked with clothing/accessory brands such as Skinny Bitch Apparel, Stella&Dot, Romwe, Lovely Wholesale, PMD, VidaKush and OhGee Boutique to review and promote their product to my audience, in an honest and genuine manner. Lookbook, giveaways and haul videos are a great opportunity to expose your brand to a new market, and provided below are examples of each type of promotion. For me, I love being able to see what a clothing item looks like on the average person, rather than how amazing the model makes it look.

Let’s Talk Numbers
Less than a year and a half ago, when D&I and my online personality laurDIY were created, I was ecstatic to receive 100 page views a day and 100 video views on each video. With patience, hardwork and too many hours talking to a camera by myself, I am happy to report my growth and current numbers.

Current Subscribers: 390,000+
Current Total Video Views: 13,000,000+
New Subscribers Within Last 30 Days: 40,000
Monthly Video Views Within Last 30 Days: 1,600,000
Updated: February 18th, 2014

Current Monthly Unique Visitors: 21,645
Current Monthly Page Views: 55,618
Updated: April 9th, 2013 via Google Analytics

Advertising/Sponsor Space
I currently offer two sizes of advertising space at monthly rates.

1 Month Term 300 x 150 ad space – $15/month







1 Month Term 140 x 140 ad space – free!







Contact me at: contact (at)