Top Tips to Shoot a Video Haul

Hey girlies! One of the most fun parts about shopping is sharing what you’ve just scored. No wonder video hauls are one of our most favorite videos to watch. Want to get in on the action but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you with this post about the top tips to shoot a video haul.

One of the most important of the top tips to shoot a video haul includes keeping the video to  about 10 minutes long. It’s not necessary to be any longer because you might lose viewers‘ attention. BUT that doesn’t mean you have to worry about that while filming. Since we are sure you are super vid savvy, you can edit, cut, speed up, add graphics etc. later. So just keep rolling and worry about the timing after.

Show your package

The first top tip to shoot a video haul is to show off the package. Whether it’s a delivery on your doorstep or the most bomb “I’m def going to use this to hold my lunch tomorrow,” shopping bag, viewers want to see it. Tell them where your haul is from as you are displaying the packaging.

Set up staging spot

You are going to need space to spread out and either a full length mirror (for fashion) or a vanity mirror for makeup and hair.

Open your box

Keep the suspense up but not for too long. Make sure you’ve got the right materials–like a scissor or box cutter to open and unwrap. You can also take any tissue wrapped goods out of your bags at this point. All the while discuss why you like the brand or their products. Not only does this give viewers more info, but it might get you on the brand’s radar.

The Big Reveal

With a little dramatic effect–like music or close ups to your excited face–take out the first item to share. Lay it out, hold it up, try it on and take a spin around in it. For beauty or hair, show the package, the label, the tool (like the cute pink rollers here), or a dollop of squeeze of the product itself.

Continue with remaining items

Continue step 4 with remaining items, but since this is a post about the top tips to make a video haul, remember people are tuned in for a reason. They want the specifics of what you got, what  inspired you, what it looks like, how it works and more. So while showing off, sound off with all the info.

Share a code if you have

Mention any promo codes you know of and how long each is supposed to last. When you get enough followers, brands might even give you a code of your own to share!).

Come up with a catchy sign off

Can be short and sweet but be sure to tell peeps to follow you and then give them a hint at what’s to come next. That’s the best top tip to shoot a video haul–keep them coming back for more!

Summer Accessories

It’s soooo fun and freeing getting dressed for summer days: breezy dresses, short shorts, tanks and tees—we love it all! But what we love even more? The accessories that go with them. Think about it…sure you can wear bling and more during the other seasons, but summer, without it’s long sleeves and pants to the ground, means you can show them off even more.

  1. Charms. Whether on bracelets, necklaces, anklets or rings, these little details say a lot about you. We love them because they can be anything, from pets, to school supplies, books, sports, travel destinations, fashion, accessories, initials…the list goes on and on. Look for them everywhere from your fave retail spot, online, or even make them yourself.


  1. Sunglasses. Yes the sun can be bright during fall, spring and winter, but during summer you need a good pair of sunnies. The sun is strongest then, so it’s uber important to protect your eyes, of course, but you also really need them to go with whatever outfit you are sporting as they are THE perfect summer accessory!


  1. Beach/pool bag. You absolutely canNOT go out for a day of splashing summer sun with all your supplies tucked under your arm or in any ole bag. You’ve got to tote your towel, sunscreen, hat, change of dry clothes, even a reading book into a cute bag that says you are rocking the day and the look. Choose one that’s waterproof and in a super fun color or a fabulously traditional one made of straw that may have some pretty flowers or other cool designs stitched on.


  1. Towels. You spend so much time choosing the right bathing suit or other pool/beach side outfit, when the canvas you are sitting on matters too! Your towel! Round ones with fun sayings, patterns or even made to look like fruit (think an oversized watermelon) are all the rage and we love them. There’s also the standard rectangle ones that come in all comes of designs and patterns too—our advice is to look for oversized ones so you can share with friends.


  1. Tattoos. Temporary body art adds a little glitter and a lot of fun to an outfit. Wear them proud on your arm, snake one delicately around your ankle of place on in an unexpected spot like on your tummy that peeks through a bikini or try smaller delicate ones made for your face, like a sprinkling of hearts or stars on your cheekbone.