About Cora


Cora Alvillar is the Evil Genius behind the YouTube Beauty & Fashion channel Vintageortacky, as well as vintageortacky.com. Cora is a Pink-Peacock, 20 something, plus sized, active and sarcastic California native. Cora grew up in the Central Valley & the San Francisco North Bay area and currently lives in the East Bay. Cora is a Wife, Sister, Daughter, Auntie, Friend and all around Weirdo. In addition to Vlogging, Blogging, and just generally being awesome, Cora also works as a freelance makeup artist doing everything from personal lessons, to bridal and has even worked on a Reality TV show.

Cora is not your average YouTube Beauty Guru, her personal style could be described as “Alternative Glam” with a penchant for vintage, and a soft spot for color. Cora’s beauty videos focus on teaching techniques and tricks she’s picked up as a working makeup artist, as well as dishing out product reviews, hauls and shopping advice she’s cultivated from years of being a bonafide product junkie. Her fashion video range from clothing hauls,  to “Wear & Share” Outfit of the Days, to style and shapewear tips. Cora’s YouTube channel encourages viewers to just be themselves, and embrace who they are; She believes every man & woman is beautiful, confidence is your sexiest accessory, and unlocking your confidence can be as easy as  Smoky eyes, a Red Lip or the PERFECT pair of jeans.

In her free time Cora enjoys  reading, marathon netflixing, coffee snobbery, collecting vintage jewelry, cooking, decorating, shopping, rolling her eyes with her friends, making googly eyes at her husband Michael, and cooing in a baby voice to her pet chinchilla, Tripod.  And makeup. ALL THE MAKEUP!!!!

Social Media Reach as of October 2013

  • YOUTUBE Channel  238,000 Subscibers, 29.3 Million Views
  • FACEBOOK PAGE 45,000 Likes
  • TWITTER 20,900 Followers
  • INSTAGRAM 23,000 Followers



2601 Blanding Ave #C144
Alameda, Ca 94501

Email- requests4cora@yahoo.com


28 Responses to About Cora

  1. valerie says:

    you are a wonderful woman with make up never stop making videos you are the best and where do you get all your make up? : )

  2. Samira says:

    i love your videos could you make me one based on st pattys day or halloween thnx i would subscribe but i dont have a ytube account

  3. I am a Cora addict!
    I’ve been following all of your tutorials and reviews since you began, and I must say, you’ve grown so much. Your style has expanded and your makeup talent has only gotten better! Every time I watch a new video, I get this burst of inspiration to whip out my makeup collection and experiment the endless possible styles. I, myself, have grown and my passion will never fade. I will always remember to be vintageortacky and be myself! Thank you so much Cora, you let me know I’m beautiful just the way I am and you keep my dream alive!

  4. Hey :-)
    I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. I love what you do on your blog so thought this award was perfect for you!
    Go to http://dazedandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/awards/ to find out what to do next!
    Dazed&Beautiful ♥

  5. Gricelda says:

    Love you videos! Keep doing what you’re doing!
    By the way I’m from the central valley, 209 to be exact.

  6. Andy says:

    Love your videos… I’m a guy but love watching them to appreciate a lovely woman…

  7. ryleeisawsome says:

    I sub on youtube after 1 vid! YOU ROCK Cora.

  8. Alexsueyou 4 life says:

    You are the best cora i love your vids and i can tell you like mac products and sugar pill thats awsome what you do kepp it up

  9. tiffany says:

    thank you for everything you do! you are an insperation to me and i hope to be as good as you one day……

  10. EeMoon says:

    you are AWESOME!!LOVE love love your blog

  11. Laurie says:

    Thank you for being you and encouraging others to do the same. By the way I’d love to hear your reviews of geek chic cosmetics and maybe a doe eye tutorial. I love big innocent eyes .

  12. I love your YouTube videos you are amazing and I love you!!!

  13. best beauty guru ever! loving your new vids and your old ones. #YouAreSoFunny #Kawaii you should do a meetup by willow grove PA *fangirling* ❤

  14. Jessica says:

    Just discovered your videos last night. LOVE THEM! I’ve always struggled with make-up (was too busy as a teen to bother with it) but now as I inch closer to *gasp* 40 I want to bother with it. I finished chemo two months ago and today I am sporting a version of the winged eyeliner with my almost hair. THANKS!

  15. Sonia says:

    Are you Finnish descent? You really look like so! 🙂

  16. You have THE most beautiful blue eyes!! Just found your site and loving your techniques. Thank you for sharing.

  17. REPEAT vintage says:

    You are gorgeous & FUNNY!! Glad I found your blog 🙂 Rock on, sister!!

  18. Debbie Dammeir says:

    having seen the first two Hunger Games movies, as well as your Hunger Games tutorial, I think they should have hired you to do the make-up! you Katniss was so much better than theirs!

  19. Karla says:

    Big fan!! And neighbor lol richmond ca !! Love your videos and do a meet and greet at sephora emeryville!!!!

  20. Lorraine says:

    You have revived my love for makeup and given me some much needed guidance. I love your tutorials so much. Truly, thanks for everything. You are an inspiration!

  21. I found you looking for some Naked3 tutorials and now I can’t stop watching!! I relate to you because first you have the same skin tone as me (I view my mission in life is to make others feel tan) you have an amazing sense of humor and I love your self confidence. That put with you seem like someone I would be friends with if I met you in person. I look forward to you videos and getting to “know” you better through them. (if this sounds creepy its not meant to…reallly, I’m not like trying to stalk you…I just…ack! I hope you know what I mean!!)

    ~Janice aka

  22. Kohine Tuki says:

    You are such an inspiration Cora. Thanks for existing xx

  23. Tracey Forrest says:

    I’m not very good with putting the bright colors on and you have helped me come out of my shell some…I love you and you are my role model…Your so pretty and love your edgy rock attitude all the time….I follow you on Twitter and Facebook.Cora you ROCK!!!!

  24. Maureen says:

    I live the multicolored hair vicariously through you. Now that I’m in my late thirties and work in an office, it’s no longer “acceptable” to wear the lavender bob I wore 15 years ago. Plus, I found out my husband wouldn’t have liked it either. I guess I keep my inner weirdo well hid. Keep rockin’ the looks Cora!

  25. Your clothing tips are great, and your comments so supportive. Keep it up!

  26. Hilda says:

    I love your Youtube channel and your makeup tutorials. THANK YOU for doing color tutorials, I don’t understand why people are so afraid of wearing color makeup. I too have a soft spot for color.

  27. Cora, thank you so much for your beautiful, brash, brilliance! You inspire me to be an even more fabulous, fashionable, fat, femme. Keep up the make-up tutorials and fashion tips I love how accessible you make the glamour I see in magazines.

  28. Heather Anderson says:

    I haven’t been sleeping lately and went to the Torrid website to fill up my senses with new clothes in my shopping wish bag…..I got to over five hundred dollars
    ….and pushed a random button and your video popped up where you are trying on clothes. You are super adorable and my new insomnia addiction!

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