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Meet Arlyne and Weston: The YouTube Couple Spreading Good Vibes


It’s no secret that YouTube is oversaturated with couples attempting to leave a lasting impression on their audiences with their cutesy love or their ability to prank each other good. However, there is one couple that is doing it right. Meet Arlyne and Weston Bales of Orange County, California. The couple has been married for three years now and together for seven. Just last year, they decided to begin regularly posting videos of them together as a unit on YouTube, although Arlyne has had her own separate beauty and fashion channel for almost eight years. She’s a smart, creative fashionista, while he’s amazingly over-the-top (in a good way of course).


What makes Arlyne and Weston stand out? It’s because, with them, what you see is what you get. In the couple’s words, who they are on-camera is who they are off-camera. They are fun, genuine, authentic, and of course, adorable together! Their main mission is to create and spread good vibes to their audience with each video. In fact, they have named their fanbase “Vibers”. Are you having a bad day? You can count on Arlyne and Weston to cheer you up. If you’re looking for the true definition of “couple goals”, look no further than these two.


A recurring theme in their YouTube videos is Arlyne – who is of Mexican and Bolivian descent – teaching Spanish to Weston, who is only a quarter Mexican, but does not speak Spanish at all. In two separate videos, Arlyne goes an entire day speaking only Spanish to Weston, while he tries his best to respond appropriately in the same language. However, as expected, the result is him speaking Spanglish. In one of these videos, the couple spontaneously takes a road trip across the border to Mexico and spend the day shopping and eating authentic Mexican food. The amazing thing is that with each time they upload these videos, Weston’s Spanish appears to be improving.



Often times, the couple decides to prank each other. However, when it comes to these two, their pranks are not gratuitously over the top, as is the case with many other YouTube couples that famously prank each other. With Arlyne and Weston, it’s the perfect balance of “pushing the limit” but not to the point where Weston will be forced to sleep on the couch for the night.



Weston has no problem being the “guinea pig” in their YouTube videos. Aside from Arlyne teaching him Spanish, Weston can also be seen eating foods that he’s never tried before, mostly Mexican and other foods of Latin origins. More often than not, Weston does not enjoy the food, as he is known to be a picky eater. Because of this, Arlyne has continuously and lovingly referred to him as “Guerito Dramatico”, a slang term that translates to “Dramatic White Boy/Man”. It’s a description that Weston wears with great pride!


To watch more fun videos from these two lovebirds, visit their Youtube channel. You can also check out Arlyne’s channel by clicking here.

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Meet Arlyne and Weston, The YouTube Couple Spreading Good Vibes: Featured Image Credit: @Arlynesanjines on Instagram

Introducing Sidetrack Series


Step aside, Orange is the New Black. Though we love you, we think we’ve found some new favorite leading ladies representing the LGBTQ community for 2016. These ladies are spunky, clever, intelligent, and let’s just say kick-ass. Sidetrack Series, an accumulation of ten episodes roughly ten minutes each or more, features nine 20-something-year-old lesbians finding their way through life and love in Brooklyn, New York. The web series gives you those laid-back, cool city vibes while incorporating sharp and humorous conversations among the ladies concerning present cultural issues within the LGBTQ community and our generation. The series is a unique one to come by as it has terrific puns, movie references, and of course, characters that make it difficult not to fall in love with thanks to its producers Kayla Upadhyaya, Kirsten Bledsoe, and Celina Vicioso. Here at Cliché, we’re excited to introduce Sidetrack Series and share the inside scoop of this unprecedented series that’s breaking ground.

Andrea Lee Christensen (Sato Aya) & Yessenia Rivas (Mariah) (2)

Left: Andrea Lee Christensen (Sato Aya) Right: Yessenia Rivas (Mariah)

Upon being introduced to something new, whether in entertainment, fashion, or beauty, curiosity peaks first with the name’s origination. When asked about the name “Sidetrack,” Kayla said, “It took us a while to come up with ‘Sidetrack,’ but it came from a brainstorming session Kirsten, Celina, and I had over a few glasses of rosé one night. The show is about relationships and how we connect to each other. I think people often have a tendency to look at their lives in very linear terms…but I think relationships say more about who we are, which is why I wanted to write a show about relationships of all kinds. In my mind, we were showing the personal, intimate side of these characters and not necessarily their ‘main track’ in life.” This is something audiences will see within the first episode with Sato, a bisexual who shares her heartbreak and struggles in love with another main character in the series, Adrienne, and other than a hook up with SunKissed89, there’s very little we learn of Sato’s life as a whole, or any of the other characters for that matter.
Tatiana Lauritsen (Asa Hamidi) & Celina Vicioso (Camille Vega)

Left: Tatiana Lauritsen (Asa Hamidi) Right: Celina Vicioso (Camille Vega)

But don’t be fooled! In what appears to be witty chatter and light-hearted get-togethers (Camille and Asa – we’re looking at you!), there’s a plethora of content that grabs your attention and makes you think about gender. Gender is a hotly debated topic in 2016, and it poses the question of whether gender is an inborn label or a reality. To Celina, “As creators of a show looking to create media that would reach a wide audience, it became extremely important to us to drive home the idea that gender is fluid and exists on a spectrum. It’s so important for us to create media that represents many people, and unfortunately, there isn’t any current media seeking to represent non-binary [someone who does not identify with the label girl and/or boy] people through the creation of a non-binary character. We love Jo as a character and are looking forward to seeing how they continue to inspire the masses.”
Emily Miller (Allie Adams) & Ava Sofia Mattox (Jo Harris)

Left: Emily Miller (Allie Adams) Right: Ava Sofia Mattox (Jo Harris)

Following suit of this belief is their drive to represent the Latino community, as Sidetrack’s Instagram page shares their official contribution to the #latinosbreakthemoldproject. The series includes almost all multi-cultural couples, including one of our favorites, Jallie. As important as it is to represent the LGBTQ community, the producers felt it was crucial to provide a universal cast ranging in race and ethnicity: According to Kirsten,“‘Sidetrack’ was conceived as a way to promote stories about people who are often left out of mainstream media. It’s different than most series in a multitude of ways — our crew is completely made up of women, the majority of our cast is women of color, the content is bold and queer-centric. We’re also striving to tell the stories of these eight people from a ‘woman’s gaze’ perspective, following the lead of shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent. I hope that queer people, especially queer women of color and gender non-conforming individuals, will find themselves represented in ‘Sidetrack.’”
Victoria Mele (Jordan) & Elle Vertes (Sloane Richards)

Top Left: Victoria Mele (Jordan) Bottom Right: Elle Vertes (Sloane Richards)

On a further note, we can’t help but feel this isn’t the end for Sidetrack as there are way too many unanswered questions and barely reached topics of discussion. If you have to know if “rom trag” is going to be a thing for some of the beloved characters, fear not because we’ll be finding out soon enough. Celine gave us this insight: “we are excited to announce that we are officially in season two pre-production! We can’t give anything away, but our main goals for season two are to delve deeper into each character’s life, showcase some of their background stories and develop their personal relationships, while continuing to solidify their tight knit friend group. We might be introducing a couple of new characters as well… You’ll just have to wait and see!” And wait and see we will! We’re curious as to whether “rom trag” will make its way around to some of our beloved characters (Radhika & Sloane, we have our fingers crossed for you), and we’re anticipating more hysterical conversations amongst the cast with references from Gilmore Girls, Orphan Black, and Law & Order: SVU – an obvious decision – based on Kayla’s response to that type of dialogue coming about so naturally:“So much of the dialogue in the show includes direct quotes from my life, as well as Kirsten and Celina’s.” What we can be sure to expect from the producers of Sidetrack, their new production company, Slope-Cago Productions,  as well as the cast, is their drive to “push back” and as Kayla puts it, “move to change what film, TV and new media looks like, who makes this media, and who succeeds in the industry.”
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Photos Courtesy of Kayla Upadhyaya

Nubian Skin Introduces Nude Line for Women of Color


Listen up ladies!— particularly ladies of color. If you haven’t tried, heard about or even fathomed a line like Nubian Skin, it’s time to open your eyes and your ears and take notice.
Have you ever been shopping for nude colored underwear, bras, tights, or anything of that nature and noticed that your skin tone was no where to be found? Well, Cliché magazine has a treat for you! Nubian Skin introduces nude line for women of color satisfying all shades of brown— from the lightest to the darkest and anything in-between. So long to the frustrations of searching high and far for undergarments that embrace color, just to go home empty handed. Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, has heard your cries and has worked tirelessly around the clock to counteract those emotions and decided “it’s time for a different kind of nude”.
Headquartered in London, the brand delivers worldwide and continues to listen expand its outreach to the women that long for it the most. Not sure what tone is right for you? No worries, Nubian Skin breaks down each color with a description and even the best makeup to match.
From their lightest shade of Café au Lait, their medium-light shade Caramel, their medium-dark shade Cinnamon and to their darkest shade Berry, there is something for every woman on the spectrum.
Continuously expanding their sizes, Nubian Skin currently caters to women size 30B-36DD as well as small-extra large, but if you can’t find your size or want to give your feedback, they’ve provided their customers with a survey so they can truly explore your concerns and make the necessary changes!
Stay up to date with all the happenings of Nubian Skin’s blog and embrace your color.
Photos Courtesy of Nubian Skin