Monday, February 14, 2011

My Momma Told Me...

Hi everyone! How are you? I know, it's been awhile since I've blogged. The month of February is totally crazy for me... very busy with work, and also trying to keep the videos coming on Beauty Broadcast! So it was really nice to get a visit from Mom & Dad this past weekend. I miss my family so much (we live about 5.5 hours away), so it's a treat when they come to visit. Mom (Jackie) and I even took the opportunity to shoot a couple of videos... one of which I posted today!


My mom is in her 60's, and with her life experience, she can definitely answer some questions that I can't when it comes to makeup, or just life in general! She was also a cosmetologist (more on the business she was in with her sister in another video!), so she has some background in beauty. It's a common interest we share, and while my mom is a little hesitant about being on camera, I think she has tons to offer.

Recently on the Beauty Broadcast Facebook page, I asked what sorts of videos you'd like to see with my mom. We'll try to shoot some whenever we get together. But if you have questions or any other ideas, you can also email Mom- jackieeddington4@gmail.com ...you can also send ideas through me on Twitter- a great way to stay in touch.

Daily Nuggets...
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Fun Fact: today marks 10 years since Tyler & I started dating!
  • We ate a late lunch at O'Charley's today due to my early bedtime. I got grilled shrimp & sweet potato fries :)
  • I'm a firm believer that if you don't have a traditional "valentine", friends and family can be some of the dearest valentines around.
  • I am so grateful to those who spend time reading my blogs & watching my videos. It's really unbelievable when you start thinking about it.
  • Cupcake was especially "chatty" today. It's as if she was telling me exactly what type of food she wanted in her dish.
  • Keurig coffee maker came in HUGE for fixing hot chocolate & coffee for Mom & Dad while they were visiting.
  • Someone mentioned in the comments section of a recent video that I've looked tired lately. Well honey, I am tired.
  • Daily Nuggets is extra long today... I think it's therapeutic :)

32 comments:

  1. Going to watch you & your mom over a coffee tomorrow morning, tonite I celebrate with my Valentine of 13 years! Happy Valentines Day Emily :)

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  2. wow your Mum is fantastic...a big thanks for appearing on your piece. She certainly has some great words of wisdom!
    I enjoy watching and learning with your posts...we don't have all of the products available here in New Zealand but we have most. Besides the tips and techniques are great :)
    Bernadine

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day Emily!!! :) I hear ya girl, I am tired too! :) Keep up all the great work with your YouTube Channel and your blog!!! I always look forward to your videos! My Hub and I celebrated our 13th Valentine's Day this year!!! :) Happy V Day!!!

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  4. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing your mom's words of wisdom. I loved the thought that we are a maintenance project! Your videos and blog are always great.

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  5. oh wow, My husband and i have been together for 11 years. Thats awesome. congrats to you both and Happy Valentines Day.

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day, Emily!! Your mom is so sweet! She looks great!!!

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  7. Hi Em,

    I'm a subscriber on YouTube and a friend on Facebook. I love your tutorials, and I value your opinions. You have really inspired me to try new things with my makeup routine, and I've been getting compliments recently :0)

    Your blogs and videos always put me in a good mood. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Tyler and Cupcake!

    Karen :0)

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  8. Happy Valentines Day, I have been so inspired by you! I am a cosmetologist, like your mom and have makeup training. I have started makeup workshops for my clients the first one is 2/20. I'll let you know how it goes. I am going to attempt to film it and upload it to youtube. Hahaha, we'll see how that goes. I have been with my husband for 13 years the anniversary of our first date 2/16, we are married 10.

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  9. Lovely. I enjoy your reviews and have been able to pick up some great tips, even though I am over 50. Would love to see some product reviews from your Mom for makeup over 50!

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  10. Would love to see more videos with your mother. I wish I'd seen your videos years ago when I was younger, although I'm aging I still love my makeup more than ever!

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  11. Emily, I love seeing mature women who are elegant, self assured and are willing to pass down their 'beauty secrets'.... talk about the proof is in the pudding. She's certainly done something right - her face, hair and overall appearance is beautiful. She is the poster gal for "Aging Gracefully - and Looking Great at all Ages".
    Thank you,
    D

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  12. I'm IMPRESSED with your mother's beauty. It's evident she knew how to take care of herself from the beginning! And she's sooo sweet. I've really enjoyed this video.

    By the way, congrats to you and Tyler! You're so cute together!

    Lots of love from Spain.

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  14. Great video! Loved seeing you and your mom together. Her advice was excellent.

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  15. I enjoyed the little "thought bullets" here...and as for the 'tired' comments, we know you were sick recently, but kept on going! Thanks for the fun and informative videos!

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  16. Hi Emily! You could set up a BB vacation time to give you a break and some rest. :-)

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  17. Emily, I am wondering about eyebrow pencils. I quickly looked through your videos and did not see anything specifically. Would love some cheap/best recommends for a blond with slightly darker brows. LOVE your brows, recently, by the way. They look really good a bit thicker with a straight inner edge.
    Sincerely,
    Robin

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  18. I'd love to see more videos of you and your mom. I'm 55 and can't wear alot of the types of makeup I wore in my 20's. I would love to hear your mom's take on skincare and makeup applications tips. One of my issues "creapy eyelids", I'd like to see this talked about.

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  19. Congrats on 10 years! Last Friday (Feb 11) was my hubby & I's 11 year anniversary since we started dating! We've been married for about 5 1/2 years but we still celebrate our dating anniversary just to be "hokey". lol

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  20. I echo what another commenter said. I'm 55 and just can't do the shiny eye makeup. (Plus, I work in the legal field, and things are more conservative there.) I would love to see your recommendations for a pretty, natural matte palette.

    As an aside, I love seeing you and your mom having such a great time together :)

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  21. Love it! You're mom is beautiful! Kisses from Brazil :)

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  22. Loved this video! As others have posted, would love to hear about how to deal with creap-y eyelids. I am having a tough time finding the right matte shadows a drugstore. Sending you & your Mom a hug from CT!

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  24. That's too funny... the day after Valentines day marked five years together for me and my husband!

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  25. Such a nice video, your mom is so elegant. I love watching your videos. Your always a joy to watch.

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  26. Great post! Your mum is adorable! Love your blog Emily! Following :)

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  27. cute post!!!!
    love this style!
    congratulations!=P
    xoxo

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  28. Oh, I hate it when someone tells me I look tired! Honestly Emily, whenever I see you on video, I'm too busy thinking about how pretty you are to notice if you're looking tired.

    That early-morning shift can be a killer sometimes. It's hard to stick to your early-to-bed routine when life is still wide awake all around you.

    Great job with your mom...she is so lovely. Her HAIR is absolutely gorgeous...she could really do a hair commercial!

    Blessings...

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  30. Emily,
    You enjoy your videos so much, to me they are like a special delivery your waiting for. Like my ELF order, I'm trying patiently to receive but, oh so anxious...lol I have learned alot from watching your videos and really enjoy your cheerful smile and beautiful looks you inspire me to look the best that I can! <3

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