Hope your Monday is getting off to as great a start as mine... LOL. This morning when I was getting ready at around 2:00 (I work an early shift haha), I was putting my hair up in some velcro rollers, and I was also using my curling iron. About 5 rollers in, I heard a loud pop and noticed a spark whiz past my face- it came from my curling iron! Apparently the cord had started to slowly separate over time and I hadn't noticed it. This pop and spark happened one other time (while I was recently filming a hair video LOL), but at that point I wasn't sure what caused it. This morning it was blatantly clear though-- the inner wiring had become exposed near the base of the curling iron:
I probably should've noticed this sooner, but I didn't. This was a Revlon ceramic curling iron that I used daily and loved :( Please take this as a warning- take a look at the cord on your heat styling tool next time you use it- make sure it isn't starting to do something like this... because if that spark hit me in the eye- which it was very close to- I could be having some serious problems right now. Just a heads up!
New topic: Fun Viewer Questions!
I recently got a message in my YouTube inbox from TNaraysingh. She had some questions for me that she thought I might be able to address in a video. I really liked them and wanted to get to them quickly- and since I'm pretty much set in terms of videos for awhile- I thought I'd answer them in a blog! yipee! So thanks to her for these great questions!
- What inspired you to make videos?
I watched videos on YouTube for quite some time before I started making them myself. I watched people like PurseBuzz & Enkore, as well as others who seemed pretty new to the makeup scene and just enjoyed putting up fun & entertaining beauty videos! After awhile I started to think- I have a big makeup collection, I love doing makeup, and I basically spent 4 years of college learning how to be a decent communicator- so why not make some videos and see if anyone's interested in watching them? Plus I hadn't seen a lot in terms of makeup on inexpensive brands, so I thought I might be able to offer something new in that way. I'm glad I did!
- What are your top 5 places to shop for clothes?
1. Wet Seal (lots of cheap & fun party clothes)
2. Macy's (nice things for work & some great deals occasionally)
3. J.C. Penney (cute work clothes)
4. Target (tons of variety)
5. T.J. Maxx (I can stay in this store forever looking around)
- If you had to pick only ONE makeup product, what would it be?
Hard question, considering I use so many things. Lets pray that I'm never confronted with this issue in real life. In case I was, I suppose I'd say some sort of stick that can do multiple things... ELF makes an all over color stick in a pinkish shade that I could use on eyes, lips, and cheeks- so that would probably be the best thing for me! I think the shade is persimmon or pink lemonade. Honestly, I'll probably have this question in the back of my mind for a few days and continually change my answer haha ;)
- What's the best thing about making videos?
Knowing that I'm actually helping people. I love hearing from those who say they've tried something I've recommended and ended up loving it. Or they did a look I showed in a tutorial and their boyfriend/husband told them how great they looked and they hadn't heard that in a long time. Some of this stuff honestly brings tears to my eyes. Simply hearing from people that say what I do inspires them- or that they brighten up their day after a long time spent at work... it really makes all these videos seem so worthwhile :) I really love it.
- Are you recognized more as a YouTube makeup guru or a news anchor?
Considering that I'm a local news anchor, I am recognized quite often for that. I've gotten used to walking into a restaurant and getting looks from people and you can just see the wheels turning *now where have I seen that girl before?* People that I see out and about grocery shopping or when I'm out doing a story are so nice. I'm so fortunate to have been embraced by viewers in southern Illinois. It's a great place to live with lots of great people. Only a few times have I been recognized in public for my YouTube videos! If you see me and watch me on YouTube- say hi! I won't bite! :)
(not necessarily in this order)
- Purple & black party eye
- Velcro roller tutorial
- Makeup terminology blog glossary
- Tutorials on new Coastal Scents Palettes!
- Tips from my Bobbi Brown beauty manual
Thanks for stopping by the blog everyone! Have a great day!