Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Review: Remington Heated Clip Rollers

Hey guys! I wanted to do a review on a product I recently got as a Christmas gift from one of my sisters-in-law. I believe it cost around $30 and was available at Target or Wal-Mart. It's the Remintgon T Studio Collection Heated Clip Rollers!

Description & Claims:
This set of rollers contains 20 rollers in two sizes: 8 medium 1" rollers, and 12 large 1.25" rollers. The rollers appear to have a "slit" in them so they can sit on a heated bar. As the roller heats, so do the clips on them, which have ceramic heating plates. The whole set heats up in 90 seconds and it claims to set curls in 5 minutes. There is a place in the back to store the cord, and the rollers themeslves have "titanium tourmaline ionic conditioning". The set has a four year warranty, and prides itself in being the "World's First Heated Clips."

What I Like:
I love the amount of rollers you get and the fact that there are two sizes. I like to use the larger ones on the top layers of my hair and for my side bangs, and the smaller ones on the longer layers for more curl. Though I haven't used a stop watch on it, the set does heat up very quickly- I'd say 90 seconds is probably accurate (basically like many curling irons that heat up quickly). I totally agree with the fact that it will set your curls in five minutes- this is pretty amazing for a set of rollers!! I credit the heated clips for giving your hair twice as much heat as you use them. Also, I have very fine hair which is also layered, so it's often hard for me to wrap my hair around rollers and get all the ends to stay. The texture of the rollers is almost velvety and really clings to my hair without creating static- very easy to roll your hair up in these.

What I Don't Like:
There's honestly not a lot I don't like about these rollers. One thing that I was a bit worried about, and turned out to be a small issue is the fact that these clips- which clip basically all the way around the roller- can leave a bit of a dent on your hair near the roots. This is sort of hard to describe- but you want a roller to give lift directly from the roots- the tendency with these clips is to leave a little mark on the hair and that can cut down on lift. If you read on, you can see that this is correctable, and leaving them in for only five minutes or so doesn't give that dent much of a chance to set in. Another thing, the set is kind of large and would be difficult to travel with, but I guess that's to be expected with a 20 roller set.

How I Use the Product:
I roll my hair starting on the top layers with the large rollers, and then work my way to longer bottom layers with smaller rollers that give a tighter curl. I don't use any hair spray as I put in the rollers (I don't want to gunk them up), but I do use a curl enhancing protective spray by Thermasilk all over my hair before I get started. I leave them in my hair for between five and ten minutes and throughout that time I sort of shift the positioning of the clips on the top layers of my hair, just to lessen any dent that is forming. I generally have three rollers at my crown heading back, and then with my hair parted on the side- I go down each side (with the hair turning under). Once I take the rollers out, I use a product by Nick Chavez called Dry Volume Flocker (available on QVC) and just flip my head over to scrunch the curls. Then I *lightly* brush through them- and this tends to take care of any mark left on the hair by the clips. I'll usually pick up a section at the crown and back comb or tease it a little bit- and also tease the sides and then smooth it down.
In the picture on the top, I left the rollers in a bit longer (closer to 10 min.) Also, as I brushed it out- I did it so the hair made a bit more of a flip. Leaving the rollers in longer created more curl and makes my hair look shorter because there's just a little more lift. In the pic on the bottom, I definitely just left the rollers in for five minutes. You still get nice curl, but it isn't as tight. Also, when I brushed them out, I brushed the curls more individually as opposed to the hair as a whole. This makes it look a little longer and more like a flow of curl rather than one solid flip.

Overall Impression:
I really like this product, and I'd recommend it to someone who wants to give their hair a quick boost. Many people are under the impression rollers take too much time, so they go for a curling iron instead. I'm here to tell you- it takes far less time to roll your hair up in these than it does to stand around with a curling iron. (especially if your hair is long like mine). The heated clip concept makes it so these rollers create a curl faster than pretty much anything else. Once you brush it all out- the effect is great... lots of curl and volume. I would definitely recommend it!
♥ Emily

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FAQ's... News & Makeup

Hey everyone! Hope your Christmas holiday was great! I got some amazing makeup gifts- check my YouTube channel for a haul video covering that type of thing! (I'll be posting it soon.) For now, I wanted to address some questions I get quite often about my job and how it works with makeup, hair, etc. Perhaps this will be of help to anyone hoping ot one day work in TV broadcasting, or just something interesting for those who watch the news and wonder how it all comes together!

Do you do your own hair and makeup when you anchor the news?
Yep! Many people (including myself before I got in the business) believe every TV station has a makeup artist/hair person that styles the anchors hair and does their makeup, but the truth is that usually only very large stations have that. Your national news like CNN, Headline News, Fox News, etc... all have makeup and hair people. Some of the bigger cities likely do have someone as well, but you'd be surprised at how many places leave this up to the anchors themselves. Keep in mind, some stations may give their employees an "allowance" for makeup or clothes, or pay for them to get their hair done if it's at a certain place. Many stations may also have consultants that come in every so often to make sure the anchors have a good "look" for TV. Personally, I'm glad that I get to do my own hair and makeup. Though it would be less stressful at times, it's definitely something I love and enjoy!

Do you do your makeup a lot differently for the news?
My news makeup does differ from my everyday look in a few ways...
- More face color (like bronzer, blush) to stand up to bright lights in the studio
- More contouring- it seems to come off really well on camera
- More defined eyeliner- a soft line simply doesn't do enough to bring out the eyes on camera
- A "smokey" eye for news = browns, plums rather than blacks- they seem to cast too much of a shadow
- Overall a more careful makeup application- especially where under-eye concealer is concerned

Do your TV clothes come from a wardrobe or are they your own?
I wear my own clothes. Ever since I've become a full time anchor, I'm always looking for sales and good deals on clothes I think would look nice on air. You can't afford to spend a lot on any one thing, because having a large selection is more important (to me). I fear looking the same everyday so I try to be creative with jewelry too like an interesting necklace or earrings.

What face makeup works well under the bright studio lights?
What I use isn't very expensive! Though I do like to switch it up from time to time, lately I've been using Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation- and I set it with Mary Kay loose powder. The combo seems to work great- keeps from getting my shiny and lasts well beyond the newscast. My concealer is kinda pricey though- Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer duo. It's great for the circles! :)

Are you allowed to wear colorful makeup on air?
It's sort of an unwritten rule that the makeup you wear for the news should be fairly neutral. Especially when it comes to eyes. I do sometimes wear colors, but it's nothing really bold and in your face or glittery or anything like that. With lips, I can get away with a pretty big range-- I've worn deep reds, reds, pinks, nudes, etc. The whole theory on not being too colorful with the makeup is to not distract from what you're saying.

Hope this was an interesting post for you! Please let me know if there are any other questions I didn't cover! These are just some of the ones I get the most. Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's almost Christmas!

Hey guys! How are you? Can you believe it's almost Christmas?! My husband Tyler gave me a gift early that I can read while we travel back home tomorrow. It's SO cool! I didn't even know it was out yet, but he knows I like Bobbi Brown so he thought to pick it up at Barnes & Noble! It's called "Bobbi Brown- Makeup Manual". I know I've already talked about the Bobbi Brown Beauty book I have (It's in a past blog)- but this book is even better in my opinoin because it goes from beginner to pro... Talking about basic application, items you need, etc... all the way to what a makeup artist needs in their collection, what it takes to become a makeup artist, famous people in the makeup world, how to do makeup for pictures, tv, fashion shows, and the pictures are absolutely incredible!!!

I can't wait to really get into reading it, but if you get a chance to check it out at your local library or pick it up for yourself- I think you'd really enjoy it! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

♥ Emily

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sneak Peek- My First Hair Tutorial!

Hey everyone! If you're familiar with my YouTube channel- you know I do a lot of makeup videos, but haven't really come up with a good way to shoot my hair videos. What I've recently come up with isn't ideal, but it will work in terms of showing viewers how to create a particular style. Assuming my internet connection cooperates, early this week I'll be posting my first step by step hair tutorial on how to do this half up-half down style...

It's a great dressy look that also keeps your hair out of your face! The style takes less than ten minutes! Just wanted to give you all a preview! Check my channel for the tutorial in the coming days...

Have a great week!

Emily :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Makeup Wishlist

Before I embark on my final Christmas shopping trip to finish getting gifts for friends & family, I must admit, I'm thinking about those makeup items I hope to receive on Christmas Day! :) Since I'm usually a bargain shopper, I take opportunities like Christmas and my birthday to ask for those splurge gifts that I'm less likely to go out and buy for myself. Here are a few of the things from Sephora that I hope to get! :)

Laura Geller- Baked Basics

I've heard a lot of good things on YouTube about Laura Geller's baked basics line. She's been on QVC before and I've been so tempted to make a purchase but I thought I'd hold out for Christmas.This set has Balance N Brighten- a color corrective powder foundation- And also Bronze N Brighten- which is said to be able to be used as bronzer, blush, or even eyeshadow. The third product is Blush N Brighten- in an interesting berry shade that is supposed to go on sheer. Plus it all comes with a brush and that cute case. I think it's all mineral makeup.

Smashbox Eyeshadow & Brush Collection

This kit looks like a dream come true for Smashbox eyeshadow lovers like myself. It's 8 different duos, plus some great looking brushes. I have a few trios from this brand- and I LOVE them. They're so pigmented, and I've been wanting to try more. This set seems to have a nice variety of colors, and I know Smashbox's brushes are awesome. Can you imagine the tutorials that could be donee with this set?! Also I think pretty much all of these colors could work for anchoring- nothing too wild & crazy, but still some nice colorful shades.

Smashbox Gift of Glow Collection
In case you couldn't tell, I love Smashbox haha :) This set seemed like a really good value to me. The whole thing costs $37, but it's a $127 value. I'm really excited to try the Flash Powder- it's described as "soft luminous gold"- so I think that will be a really flattering look. As you can see you also get a lip gloss and the waterproof Shadow/liner in Hollywood- a dark warm brown, with the brush to use it with. Isn't that little pouch so cute too? Oh the possibilities....

If Santa is good to me, I'll definitely be posting some reviews and tutorials on these products! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

*Photos Courtesy

Friday, December 19, 2008

Face of the Day: 12/19/08

Hey everyone! I thought It'd be fun to do a "face of the day" (FOTD) post here on my blog. It's pretty easy to do when I'm on the news, because I can just watch it back on my Tivo, pause it and take a pic with my camera... and I know I'm under good lighting when I'm anchoring :) Since I haven't come up with a better method other than taking a picture of the TV- there is slightly more contrast, in other words, dark things look darker than they actually do. But overall it's a pretty good representation. I may do this for just everyday looks as well in the future. It's almost like getting a tutorial... only you just see the finished product- and all the items it took to get to that point! Hope you enjoy it!-- BONUS- this look is all drugstore with the exception of just a couple of items!

-First I used my Laura Geller Spackle Primer (just a sample I have- love it)
-Used my Coastal Scents Stlippling brush to aply the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation- in Soft Beige
-Maybelline Mineral Power concealer in Sand around my nose for redness
-Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque on inner & outer corners of eyes
-Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer & Sheer finish loose powder duo in Natural
-Set everything w/ Mary Kay loose powder in Beige 1
-Applied a light dusting of the matte bronzer in Milani Sunset Duos in Sunset Beach (top, center)- I use this all over my face
-In key places sun would hit your face, I used Wet & Wild Bronzer in Tahitian Tan (left)
-CoverGirl Cheekers in Golden Pink as a cheek contour (bottom, center)
-Milani Minerals blush in Mai-Tai on apples of cheeks

(refer to pic w/ eyes closed to get a good idea of how I used these)
-On left- Jane Mineral Eyeshadow in Dune (used the lighter shade all over lid)
-Middle- L'oreal HIP shadow in Foxy (used dark brown shade in crease, and more heavily in outer corners
-On right-Cover Girl shadow in Golden Sunset- used center shade, "Golden Sunrise" all over brow bone- right up the the brow, and highlighted under the are w/ the light shade, "First Light"

-First lined the top lashline with Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in Blackest Black
-Lined lower lash line with Revlon Colorstay pencil liner in Black Brown
-Curled lashes, and applied a coat of Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Rich Black
-Used Duo Dark Tone Waterproof eyelash adhesive to apply Andrea Mod Lash eyelashes #53
-Applied one more coat of 2000 Calorie Mascara to bond real lashes to falsies

-Blistex Daily Conditioning Treatment to add moisture to lips
-Mary Kay lipstick in Amber Suede
-Topped with Maybelline Lip Polish in Nude Flash (gives it a golden look)
*Hope you enjoyed this FOTD! Look for more to come in the future! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What I'm Watching

If you ever stop by my YouTube channel, you know I sort of like to "teach" my makeup techniques to the viewers. Well, when I'm not making videos, I'm also learning a lot from other You Tubers. So I thought I'd give you a short list of some of the other people I'm watching- and why you should check them out too! (note- there are many more who I love to watch- this is just a small list!) Who are some of your faves? Please share!

Julie has some AWESOME videos. She has a nice variety of makeup, hair, and nail vids, and she also does some nice editing on the videos, keeping them very clear and concise. She shares some gorgeous eye looks, and I love her strategy for creating french tips.

I love that she does reviews/hauls/tutorials on a lot of affordable products. She's so sweet, and does some really pretty looks. I also love watching her haul videos to see what things I might want to pick up next time I hit the drugstore!

She's one of the first gurus I started watching on youtube. I love the tutorials, and even though I use a lot of drugstore products, I trust her reviews of various high end items. She is the reason why I tried out the Everyday Minerals free sample kit! Her tutorials are well-lit and always easy to see and understand. She makes makeup look easy!

I would say Irene a.k.a. Pinkiecharm has the most beauty reviews on YouTube. It's truly her speciality. She must have one heck of a makeup budget because she's always purchasing new things- from drugstore to high end. Her reviews are thoughtful and complete. I've definitely made a few purchases based on her reviews. Also, if you are one that enjoys "Must-have" type videos- she does them monthly.

So next time you get on YouTube and don't really know where to start- hopefully this post gives you some ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beauty Broadcast's New Look!

Hey everyone! I hope you like the new look for my blog! I think it's a little easier to read this way and all the sections seem a little bit more separated from one another. I'm still trying to learn all the ins and outs of web editing and I'd like to do something a little more fun with the heading... so if anyone reading this knows how to create something like that- please let me know! It would be fun to add in a picture maybe or an interesting font. Anyway, I think I'm making progress for now!

Also, what sorts of things would you like covered in this blog? My YouTube channel is one of my main outlets for information, but would you like to see additional reviews here? Stuff about my career/personal life? Please take my poll on the right and let me know! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Here are some recent "news looks"...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Makeup Gift Sets

Hi Everyone! I have a question for you. You know those jumbo palettes- the kind at Wal-Mart or other drugstores that appear to be some sort of generic brand? They might be displayed in a train case or makeup bag, and may include a number of shadows, lip glosses, blush, etc. Here's the question- are any of these really any good? It has been years since I've had one of these sets that's typically sold around the holidays. I think a brand called "The Color Workshop" puts out some of them. If you've had experience with them- are they better/worse than other drugstore products? Are any particular sets worth buying?

Just so you have an example of what I'm talking about-- The one pictured below is called the "50pc Elegant Train Case Beauty Collection" on

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Classic Holiday Look!

Are you a fan of those looks that incorporate a classic red lip? It's perfect for the holidays, and I'm really excited about a full face tutorial I recently posted on my YouTube channel, Beauty Broadcast. I've gotten some great feedback so far, and I'm proud to say I used all drugstore items to create the look! It's easy and fun and I hope you all decide to give it a try! Also, if you have any requests for special look tutorials an reviews, please let me know! Send me a message on my youtube channel, or email

Monday, December 8, 2008

Update and Colorstay Eyeliner Review

Hey guys! It's been awhile since my last post... a LONG while! Sorry about that! I have really been concentrating on putting out more videos since becoming a partner on You Tube, and it's been hard to keep up both, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to do so! I'm going to set a goal of making a daily post or at least a post every couple of days on this blog! Some might be extended info about a video I've made, others will be something different altogether. hope you enjoy!


I've been a fan of Revlon colorstay products for a long time, and the eyeliners (both liquid and pencil) are some of my favorite products in the line. I've used black & black-brown shades, but recentlly I tried the Blackberry shade and I love it!

I don't have any colorful liners in long-wearing formulas, so I really like having this deep plum liner that also lasts. The color isn't as deep as black, so it's even more important that what you put on actually stays put. The color is soft but can also be very smoky and dramatic if you want it to be. The plum is really unique, it seems to make my eyes sparkle more than brown- while still being a natural alternative to black. A plum liner is great to have in your collection- and you won't be disappointed with Revlon Colorstay! Costs less than $8 at most stores.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MAC Makeup...OMG

Hey guys! First off- I was meaning to do a post/video on this long ago- but time kind of got away from me, i started making other videos and sort of forgot. But I'm doing this post now and I'll soon do a video so YAY!

Here goes... probably a month or so ago my husband and I took a trip to St. Louis for our 2-year anniversary to see a baseball game and do some fun stuff. Well one of those days we went to this super amazing mall where I had a couple of first-time experiences...


I know, you're probably saying- she has all that makeup and she's never been to one of those stores?! Well, I don't live near a mall that has one and St. Louis is like an hour and a half away and I just don't travel there super often. But since I knew we were going for our anniversary I made sure i knew where those stores were. IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! Sephora was like heaven for me. I mean you know how I like drugstore stuff, but i have my share of high end stuff and I could've spent hours there. I didn't have any pressing needs but I did pick up some Too Faced Lash Injection mascara, a new size of eyeshadow contour brush, and a cheap nail polish.

Guess what store was like two doors down? the MAC store. Before this trip I had NO PRODUCTS FROM MAC. Trust me, It's not because I don't think they have good stuff. I do heavily lean toward drugstore much of the time, and I also don't have a lot of access. I know I could make the purchase online as I do for some things, but I just hadn't. I didn't understand the foundation colors and knew if I got into eyeshadows I'd probably develop an addiction. But the store was there and I had to look around. I thought I could use a really good coverage powder or powder foundation for my on-air stuff, so I talked to one of the ladies there about it and she recommended Studio Fix for me and tested a color on me and told me I was NC40. She also told me since I'm in tv news I can apply for MAC Pro if I want... haha let's not go that far yet LOL.

Bottom line- I left the store tickled to death that I'd bought my first and only MAC product ever. After trying it now for a couple of weeks I'm also super happy with it. I may occasionally buy another mac product or two, I mean it's an expensive habit to have a ton! but it would make a very nice Christmas or Birthday present :) Do you have sephora or mac in your town? Don't take it for granted!

Have a great day!

Emily :D

Monday, September 22, 2008

Question of the Week!

I'm trying to do some new things with my YouTube channel... I think series and regularly featured things are fun because it gives people a reason to check back in and you have an idea of what I'm working on and what's coming. You may have noticed I've started a series called "Laying the Foundation" where I'll be showing different foundation application techniques... Now I've started a regular weekly feature called "Question of the Week!" I know, what an original title! haha

What gave me the idea was pretty much all the useful comments people post on my videos. I thought this would be a way people can share their insight on a given topic, and it would benefit everyone who regularly checks back in. Kind of like a discussion board! fun, right? This week's topic: Rubber Brush Mascaras!

I've got a few other regular features in the works, so keep checking in! Thanks for those who read my blog, I appreciate you!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Everyday Minerals Web Feature

Good Saturday Morning to you!
I big thanks to one of my YouTube viewers who gave me the heads up that one of my videos has been posted on the Everyday Minerals website! There's a section called "community" and then a link to "video" and if you scroll through them, you'll find my review of the Everyday Minerals Sample Kit! This is just really exciting for me! It's interesting what their website does... there are many other great reviews posted in the video section.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

OH- I'm going to be posting a new series on YouTube- It's called "Laying the Foundation"... since I've gotten so many questions about foundation application I'm going to show what I do to apply it through different brushes/applicators and formulas. Other videos may be posted in the mimdst of this series- but it will continue throughout the next month or so!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

News Research!

Doing a little research here on news anchors for my own personal use. I would love your feedback on this so feel free to leave it as a comment or send me an email-- my address is

Here are my questions:

What do you like or dislike about news anchors (national/local) in terms of hair, makeup, clothing, personality, etc. Please cover as many of those categories as you can!

Next- why do you like or dislike those certain aspects you mentioned?

Our news director recently had us survey people in our viewing area on topics like our news coverage, delivery, content, etc- but I thought I'd love to hear from everyone on the other side of things. Thanks in advance for your participation!


Another Blog!

Hey beauty buddies!
For my TV news job I cover consumer news- things like scams, recalls, good buys, etc... For those of you who like shopping- this would be of interest to you! Anyway, I've set up a blog, partially made so I can easily check with my sources on the latest news- but also so I can pass along new information to viewers. Some of the things on it are specific to my viewing area in southern Illinois, but you still might want to check it out! You may also notice that since this blog is work related, I use my work email for it-- but if for any reason you'd like to contact me by email you can use both or I'll continue beauty related posts on this blog too!

Here's the address for the blog...

Thanks in advance for stopping by! :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Morning News Looks!

Hey everyone! Time is going fast! I've already spent 3 weeks on my TV station's morning show- and I'd had some requests as far as the different looks I've been doing- so I thought why not show some pictures! I realize hair and makeup isn't too different from one day to the next- but once I get a little more comfortable with waking up at 1:30 a.m. I may branch out to some slightly different hair/makeup styles... I can't get too crazy :) Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
♥ Emily

Monday, July 28, 2008

Making a Groggy Face Look Awake!

As I've mentioned- July 28th (Today!) was my first day anchoring the morning show. It went fantastic and I truly enjoyed every moment. There was lots of chit chat, fun camera shots, and lives interviews! My co-anchor was on vacation but tomorrow he'll join me.

Here's what my schedule was like...
6:30 p.m.- bedtime
1:30 a.m.- wakeup & do hair & makeup
3:30 a.m.- arrive at the station
5:30 a.m.- go on the air!

Do you see why I had to really try hard to look alive! Lucky for me, I'd been strategizing on ways to make the most of my makeup- to make even a very groggy face look full of life! I want to share some of those tips now, and soon I'll post a video! It's not a complete step by step makeup process, just a few key points.

1.) MOISTURIZE. This is a step that should never be skipped in my opinion- but especially not if you're tired. The moisture brings life to your skin! Even try chilling your moisturizer in the fridge for a real wakeup call!

2.) DON'T SKIMP ON CONCEALER. I have a great concealer from NYX called "Concealer in a jar". I've had it for awhile and hadn't used it much, but I've discovered a great purpose! It's an amazing undereye concealer- a shade or two lighter than my skin. When applied with a concealer brush- it doesn't cake and stays flawless. One key tip-- apply it all the way up on your lower lash line (not waterline, obviously- but the skin right up to it). I was watching Bobbi Brown demo products on QVC and she made a point to do that- and I couldn't believe the difference! Set it with powder and you're good to go! Just make sure the powder is somewhat light as well- no bronzer or contour shades here!

3.) BLUSH AND BRONZER- A MUST. Glowing color on your cheeks is a no-brainer if you want to bring life to your face! Dust your entire face with bronzer- building it up in certain areas you want to contour. Use a brighter peach/pink blush to give you a pop of color on the cheeks!(A very well-blended pop of color)

4.) KEEP THE PROPER CONTRAST WITH EYES. I love a deep, thickly lined, smokey eye just as much as the next person. But when my eyes don't even want to open all the way in the morning, it's obviously not the way to go. You really need to put a light shade (think cream, pearl, champagne, or another pastel) all over the lid. Do not "smoke out" the eye too much with dark shadow- and at the same time don't stay away from it altogether-- After all, it creates contrast making the light shades look even brighter. I recommend confining any sort of dark shade to the outer V area-- and stay away from black shadow- brown and plum add the right level of contrast without making the eyes look like they're receding too much.

Now, here are some news broadcasters that I get beauty/style inspiration from! I think they not only set great examples for others in the news biz-- but any woman! Comment and tell me who you think has a great look!

First, my favorite- not just in makeup/style but also in terms of how well she does as an anchor. Check out Robin Meade on Morning Express on CNN Headline News!

Liz Cho, ABC 7 News, New York

Julie Banderas, Fox News

Friday, July 18, 2008

Beauty Survey!

I saw this survey on the Scarlett Style blog and wanted to fill it out myself! Hope everyone else that stops by does it too! The only problem is I have a lot of things I could put in each category, but I'm only including my favorites!

Have a great weekend everyone! ♥

Make Up:
My Foundation: Rimmel Lasting Finish/Revlon Colorstay...

My Mineral Foundation: Bare Minerals, Everyday Minerals, Maybelline Mineral Power

My Powder: L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder

My Mascara: L'oreal HIP Mascara!

My Blush: Cover Girl Cheekers Plumberry Glow/Golden Pink

My Eyeshadow(s): Where to begin! Overall love Smashbox, NYX, Milani...

My Day Cream(s): Depends on season/my skin's condition-- Olay Complete, Neutrogena Oil Free moisure sheer tint, Mary Kay Timewise Moisturizer

My Beauty Product Brand(s): I can find something I like in almost any drugstore brand, otherwise I like Smashbox and Bare Escentuals

My Essential Beauty Product: I love my Olay Daily Facials cleansing cloths- use them every night to remove makeup!

My Favorite Makeup Product(s): Lip gloss, mascara, & blush

My Perfume: Victoria's Secret Very Sexy or SuperStar

My Nails: Sounds cheap but works amazing! 99 cent Sally Girl minis- last SO long! I like using these shades to do a french manicure

My Feet: I usually use some shade of pink on my toes- super light or magenta

My Hands: I'm not really sure what this is asking for... I use lotion & hand sanitizer pretty regularly haha :D

Three Products to bring on a deserted island: sunscreen, lip balm, and tweezers (I can't grow a unibrow- not even on a deserted island!)

Women I admire for their beauty: My mom and sister and CNN Headline News's Robin Meade

Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Robin Meade, or whoever styles her, haha!

My Favorite Fashion Publication(s): Glamour, Cosmo, Harper's Bazaar

Who did you get this from?: Scarlett Style :D

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Big News!

Hey everyone! Sorry to disappoint- but this isn't a makeup-related blog. I just had to let you guys know that I've been promoted! As you may (or may not) know- I currently work four days a week as a TV news anchor, and on Saturdays I anchor the evening and late newscasts... Well- today I was officially moved to the morning show as the female MORNING ANCHOR! That means doing what I love five days a week, also doing some reporting, and getting my weekends back! How exciting! My new position will take effect on Monday July 28th. I just wanted to share this with everyone who's been so supportive and encouraging to me! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Great Beauty Reads!

Hi Everyone! If you're like me and totally addicted to makeup, you'll probably be interested in these two awesome beauty books I've recently purchased! I found them at my local Barnes & Noble bookstore, which has a nice selection of makeup-related books. These are both great resources for anyone- whether you're a makeup pro or a beginner!

Making Faces
by Kevin Aucoin

Sections of this book include makeup basics and how to recreate celebrity looks using sketches, descriptions, and pictures. One section I especially like is when Kevin transforms everyday people in his life- I just love before and afters! If you want to branch out with your makeup styles and try new things this book will definitely give you inspiration. It follow's Kevin Aucoin's makeup philosphy- which is- in makeup, there are no real "rules". If you share that same mindset, you will definitely relate to this book. Don't get me wrong though- while some looks he shows are very unusual- others are perfectly natural. Challenge yourself by trying to re-create the looks yourself! This is definitely the type of book I'll keep referring to to check my technique and get new ideas.

Bobbi Brown Beauty
by Bobbi Brown

Talk about the ultimate book for someone who's new to makeup! You will love this because Bobbi Brown is the queen of making the beauty terminology so everyone can understand it. Her makeup philosophy is different from Kevin Aucoin's... she's centered on very natural beauty and feels that a person's features shouldn't be changed by makeup, only enhanced. Anyone new to makeup will be very comfortable with her natural and easy techniques. While Kevin's book may be geared toward those who are already quite comfortable with makeup, this book will help the everyday woman get through the day. Some sections I enjoyed was when she highlighted certain celebrity clients and showed pictures so you have an example of different face shapes/features she's talking about. Bobbi also suggests makeup routines for the three and five minute face-- and something I like-- suggestions for TV makeup! Bobbi also has chapters catering to all ethnicities and the special differences makeup-wise.

I hope you have a chance to check out one or both of these books! They are so enlightening for someone who loves makeup, or who is just getting started. Both have their own unique philosophies, but both Kevin Aucoin and Bobbi Brown are widely respected makeup artists-- you really can't go wrong with their advice! Thanks for stopping by Beauty Broadcast!

♥ Emily ♥

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Makeup Line: Femme Couture Mineral Makeup

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm making a resolution to update this more consistently, so thanks for bearing with me! I'd like to expand on my YouTube post on the Femme Couture Mineral Effects makeup line now available a Sally Beauty Supply. So far I've only tried three of their loose mineral eyeshadows, but I've enjoyed them so much, I'm sure I'll branch out and try other products as well.

Here's a link to more information on that makeup line...,default,sc.html?prefn1=brand&prefv1=FEMME&psortb1=category-pos_Cosm&psortd1=1&start=0&sz=10

The eyeshadows are 5.99, but with your Beauty Club Card they're 5.49. On top of that- Sally's is having a buy two get one free deal with the entire line right now! (as of 7/7/08)

These are loose shadow powders, so beware of one common problem that accompanies all loose powder if not applied carefully: FALLOUT. To combat this, I would reccomend using a flat shadow brush (or a concealer brush works too) to "press" the shadow onto the lid. When you're using a crease brush, work in soft circular motions to blend the color without creating fallout. It's also great to have a fan brush to dust away fallout without pressing it into your skin.

Fans of color and strongly pigmented shadow will love this! I have a golden shade, a brown shade, and a plum color. The color payoff is outstanding- I can only imagine what they'd look like when applied wet with a mixing medium! I'll definitely be looking to expand my Femme Couture collection of shadows- and maybe some of their face products too! If you've ever tried these products- please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

To see a look using Femme Couture shadows and swatches, check out my YouTube video.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Makeup Must Haves!

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking back in with my "blog in progress". I'm going to try to start incorporating more pictures, yay! Just so you know, the weddings this past weekend was great! So fun and I did the navy smoky eye as planned. Also, before I get started here, a shout-out to all my YouTube subscribers! I passed the 1,000 mark today and I'm thrilled! That's so cool that people are enjoying the videos, and if you haven't stumbled upon my site, check it out!

I've recently completed a four-part video series on YouTube called Makeup Must haves...

Part 1: Face
Part 2: Eyes
Part 3: Lips
Part 4: Brushes/Tools

These are geared toward those who've requested I do something like this on my favorite products, and also those who are just now building their makeup collection and want to know what basic products to include. They key word for this series is BASIC. I love tons of makeup products, and tons of different brands. But I wanted to condense this series to two concepts:

#1- the categories of makeup you should have (i.e. powder, blush, lipstick, etc.)
#2- Some suggested products in each category that I think are worth picking up.

As I said, there are many brands and specialty/glamorous products I love. But I'm trying to keep this simple and easy to understand. Thanks for all the great feedback on the site, and here's the link!

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily ♥

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Weddings, Makeup, and More!

Hey everyone! So this weekend (June 7th) is my older sister's wedding! We are best friends. She's quite a bit older than me and when I was little I remember calling her "fun mommy"-- becuase that's what she was to me! She's also my best friend and she and Jeff are so happy together. My whole family and I just can't wait for the wedding.

♥My sister Kelly and Jeff!♥

As we all know, with weddings comes dresses, hair, and of course- makeup! The bridesmaid dress I'll be wearing is a beautiful shade of navy blue. I went ahead and created a smoky navy blue eye look to go with it! The products I used include:
-Mary Kay eye primer
-Revlon cream eye shadow (silver)
-Revlon cream eye sahdow (navy)
-Smashbox eyeshadow (pearly white shade)
-Sally Girl eyeshadow (navy) -available at Sally Beauty Supply
-Sally Girl eyeshadow (cinnamon)-also at Sally's
-Presige Liquid Liner in Azure
-Revlon colorstay pencil liner in black
-CoverGirl perfect point liner in Midnight blue
-DiorShow mascara
Enjoy the tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Welcome to Beauty Broadcast!

Hi everyone! Some of you may recognize me from my Beauty Broadcast YouTube channel- I decided it would be fun to create another outlet where people can learn about makeup, application tips, reviews, and things like that. I'll include some of my videos on this blog, along with some additional details! If you're one of my YouTube subscribers, this will be a great companion site where you can get more information. I hope you enjoy it- it's really new to me right now, so I'll be adding/making changes as I go!

To start with, I want to post one of my top rated YouTube videos that shares one of my makeup philosophies- finding great beauty bargains! I hope you'll enjoy the tips on this video, and share some of your own as well!

Check back again for upcoming drugstore hauls/clearance sale hauls and my recommendations!

♥ Emily ♥