Sunday, October 7, 2012

Catching Up!

Hey everyone! I just felt like doing a little catch-up blog, since it's been awhile! :) Last week at this time, I was in major freak out mode since my blog was the victim of a malware attack. Fortunately my blog did not spread the malware, but somehow, some "malicious code" was found in my blog and it prevented people from seeing my blog due to the potential danger. I really have no clue how hackers do what they do, but apparently blogs can be "attacked" (don't you love this terminology?) somewhat randomly, without being specifically targeted. Anyway, I was so frustrated because I had no idea how to fix it. I ended up signing up for Webmaster Tools, a free service through Google. With some trial and error (making a long story very short here), I was able to get my blog verified, allowing Google to dig into the html code of my blog and figure out what was wrong. I think much of the problem had to do with an Instagram widget on my blog. Anyway, it's all fixed now, and the moral of the story is this- get your blog verified on Webmaster Tools- before you have a problem. That way you'll know about potential threats before you get a sea of tweets from readers saying they can't read your blog.

I posted a video today on my TV News Makeup routine for HD! This has been a major request from the news peeps I keep in touch with on Twitter and Facebook, so I was glad to finally get that done! It was a 21 minute video!! I set my alarm for 4 a.m. to star the upload, because I knew it would take hours. Through reading the comments, I'm excited to see that so many others also find it informative and interesting! I feel like I often have the goal of keeping my videos as short as possible, but with this video, I realized short isn't ALWAYS better. I had the opportunity to help one of my co-workers with her makeup last week, and as I explained things to her, I realized just how important the little details are for someone who's learning the basics.

Here's another thing I'd like to chat about- tutorials in general. I get the occasional comment from someone saying "all of your looks are the same- it's boring!"... a couple of things immediately go through my mind.. 1.) The fact that there actually are differences (sometimes subtle ones, but differences nonetheless) between that look and other looks, and 2.) They're all happening on the same face, of course they'll be similar looking. When you have more than 700 videos, it's true, there is going to be some overlap with similar looks. And I'll probably never be one to really get super crazy and do looks that I wouldn't wear out of the house. But here is my point  with all this... a lot of times I'm doing tutorials to demonstrate a new product and how it works. The goal isn't necessarily to create a radically different look with it- but to show you how the particular product applies, what the options are, and how you can use that one quad, palette, or whatever it may be- to create a look. So that's something I kind of wish people would keep in mind... my objective with some tutorials is not always a drastically new look, but to showcase a new product. I'm sure many of you know exactly what I'm talking about and understand, but I just wanted to get that off my chest. 'Nuff said on that topic! :)

I would also just like to say thank you so much for the kindness and support. I love making these videos, and just get a lot of personal enjoyment out of it. But the feedback is so encouraging- it motivates me even more. Thank you to everyone who takes time out of their day & welcomes me into their home through the computer screen. I am continually thankful and honored!! Have a great week everyone!


Emily


54 comments:

  1. Hello, you are more than welcome everyday at home. You have become a friend even though we do not know ea ch other. You are the girl friend you likes makeup I do not have around and whom with I cannot share my excitement about a product. Your generosity is much appreciated and the littles discoveries you share, even though, often inaccessible, as I live in France, make my day. I intend to buy the lorac pro palette, it looks so versatile with the matte and shimmer colours and the look you made with it looks so gorgeous and clean !!! Thanks a lot for who you are and please go on ! xoxo

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  2. Sorry for all the spelling mistakes... Ashamed !

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  3. I enjoy each and everyone of your videos. I look forward to coming home every day to see if you have posted another. I am a 34 year old single mom to three and I am just now in the last couple years really getting into makeup, mostly to hide some of the signs of ageing but also to feel better about myself on the outside. You have helped me in so many ways and not just with makeup. Your videos have helped me find ways to keep my makeup on at work (I am a child nutrition manager for a school district and am up early in the morning, working over hot stoves and with some very high paced hours). My makeup has lasted 16 hours with suggestions on products and applications you have suggested.

    I save money all year long and go on a makeup splurge a couple times a year. I live in the Oklahoma Panhandle so the closest Ulta, Sephora, Walgreens, CVS, Target is between 1 1/2 to 2 hours away. I have bought a lot of drug store products you have recommended and a few high end products and have been very happy with all of them.

    Thank you so much for all that you do for women like me, it means more than you know.

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  4. Glad to see your blog is yup and running and safe again! I love what you do...keep up the honesty, integrity, sincerity, and just plain great and insightful work! I'm heading out of town tonite for a business trip, and when I check into my hotel this evening, I won't have much to do. So it will be all about catching up on videos and experimenting! I'm looking forward to it! LOL. Take care

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  5. Keep up the amazing work. I look forward to each and every one of your videos on both channels and your blog posts. Your an inspiration and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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  6. Emily, Love your videos and you will always need to update...I've seen some of the older ones and you can't find those products anymore, and the makeup market is always coming out with something new. I too love makeup and thanks to you, I've actually bought some lipstick that I would never bought, but after seeing the color, I thought..."hey I can wear that"... I love pink too!! I'm medium skin tone with an unusual blue eye color. (People comment on my eyes a lot) Oh and if it's important I'm 53 years old!! LOL Thank you so much for all the time you spend and I would love to meet you sometimes, if you ever pass thru Savannah TN.

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  7. May I just say that you are one of my favorite youtubers. Your videos are the first ones I watch before anyone elses. You've inspired me to really work hard on my youtube channel and not be ashamed of it. When people ask me what I do, I say "Well I'm a education student, but I also have this really fun makeup channel." Thanks for inspiring me and I'm sure many other women.

    http://bellsbeauty-bellsbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  8. I totally understand what you mean its not about changing your look but about reviewing a new product.. thanks for all the effort you put into your vids keep it up! Thanks

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  9. I totally understand what you mean its not about changing your look but about reviewing a new product.. thanks for all the effort you put into your vids keep it up! Thanks

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  10. I totally understand what you mean its not about changing your look but about reviewing a new product.. thanks for all the effort you put into your vids keep it up! Thanks

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  11. Thank you so much for your videos Emily. The time you put into making them for us is amazing in itself. You seem like such a sweetheart, and just think you should hear that your efforts are greatly appreciated. Take care <3

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  12. Oh thank you about that warning of the malware- I'm going to check out that verification with Google for my blog too!
    Personally, I watch your videos more for the demos and reviews, as you say and not for getting new look ideas all the time. I watch another beauty channel for more new looks. It's crazy how people expect one beauty guru to do the same as the next and so on, to where everyone is doing all aspects of beauty instead of specializing in an area.
    Thank you for all YOU do and keep it up!

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  13. I like the looks that you do and you are my go to when it comes to products that I'm nervous about trying! You've helped me learn how to do different eye looks and have been a savior when it comes to cheek and lip products! So I just want to say thank you :)

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  14. Emily, I LOVE your tutorials, I wouldn't want you to change anything! I love how you show how different products work and give your honest opinion. Even if you are showing a really "classic" look, you are always showing us new products, and it's really helpful! Now whenever new products come out, I think, "hmm, I'll wait and see what Emily thinks about that!" I was just at the store the other day thinking that very thing, and I thought about what a great service you offer to so many people, in such a fun and entertaining day, and you do it for free! I've been watching your videos for so long, you're kind of like a trusted friend, in fact I probably trust your opinion about certain things over those of some people I know in real life! The effort you put into this really shows, so keep doing what makes you happy! And thank you! :)

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  15. Emily, you're videos are brilliant and please don't change a thing. I always learn things from you. Like you say 'nuff said!'. Heather Xx

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  16. I am a newer viewer of your videos but I am a huge fan. I love makeup but I lost touch on drugstore brands because I began to mostly shop at Sephora. I have enjoyed learning about the best things to buy at the drugstore and I have bought a few of your suggestions and found that they have been great! I hope to see more new videos even though I am still going through and watching old ones! hehe they are are much fun to watch like others have said I feel like you're a friend!

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  17. I'm so glad your blog is back! I love your videos so much too and you're definitely my favorite beauty guru on Youtube! Thank you for all you do Emily :)

    http://skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com/

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  18. I find it funny when I see those comments about "the same old look" and I can't help but think hey person you obviously have the time to type that comment you can easily just do a simple search on Youtube for a tutorial on different looks. Each person has their own style and your videos have offered great variety on different colours to use and eyeshadow textures. You use a large range of brands that most of of have some access to. I go to you to find fail-proof looks that I can wear outside any day. ALSO you're ability to showcase a product is amazing and the fact that you care about your reviews because people do take them seriously. There have been products I get by your suggestion and love! BUT THEN silly me doesn't check if you've reviewed something and got it anyways...resulting usually in a product I don't love/doesn't work for me. Thanks Emily for doing this for us even though you have no obligation to do so!

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  19. I agree with everyone else who commented! I check your blog everyday for new posts and when I see you uploaded a new video it is like Christmas morning!:)
    Additionally, since I have long commutes to school and work, I play your videos on my phone, so in essence you keep me company wherever I go. If I have a hard day or I am in a mood watching you certainly cheers me up and I have learned A LOT!!!I may not know you but you definitely feel like a friend! Keep up the good work!! :)

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  20. You are awesome! You seem so down to earth and are so beautiful! I personally have learned a ton of new makeup looks from you when I used to just wear the same products everyday! I love watching your tutorials, hauls, and reviews. Please don't ever stop. :-)

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  21. Yay! So glad everything is back to normal, I will add your link back to my blogroll :)

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  22. Hi Emily!

    I love your videos so much, both the on beautybroadcast and also on beautyvlogcast! You are by far my favorite youtube video. I wish we could meet someday at like a meet and greet or something :) I love your makeup tutorials and the style of eye looks that you do. They are exactly what I look for in a video. They are fun, wearable, accessible (drugstore) and age appropriate for me (26 year old)! I say keep up the amazing work!

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  23. People have different styles . Some like the drag queen over the top makeup that may be artistic and beautiful in it's own right . Your style of makeup ( right from the first video you made) is about products looks reviews and tutorials that are all about a very wearable look . It's like clothes on a runway vs clothes you find at macy's or tj maxx , penneys and marshalls . Clothes on a runway may have a wow factor, some may be find these to be creative or others may be find it over the top . Clothes by and large at macys or marshalls on the other hand have more of a mass appeal . You specialise in wearable looks and most people want to emulate and learn from your videos looks that are neutral , classic and and at times even colourful . There is a challenge to that . You can easily go over the top with a green look or a purp0le look but it takes talent and skill to show how you can still wear green or purple in a delicate way . One needs to use the right shades and combination of shades to be noticeably different and do " fun looks " and still look like ourselves . There's nothing right or worng about either styles ..... I think the people that are complaining about it havent got it that this is what you specialise in .

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  24. Emily, THANK YOU for your great videos and empowering energy.

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  25. Emily, THANK YOU for your great videos and empowering energy.

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  26. I LOVE watching your videos! I was in a wedding tonight and was able to do my own make-up and hair thanks to your tutorials, saved me a tone of moolah! So, thank you very much!

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  27. Em, Reading your blog or watching your videos -old or new, ALWAYS, I repeat, ALWAYS MAKES MY DAY. I find every video different from the one before and I never get bored of watching their "re-reruns"!

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  28. I have to say that I have been watching YT videos for a long time and I keep adding new ones, but whenever I see that you have posted a new video it's the first video I watch, because you always do an amazing job, and I love how you do your videos.

    I have never ever thought your videos were boring or your look is the same.

    You are the one of the best gurus out there and when you say something about a product then I believe it because I know you are trust worthy, so keep on doing the good job :)

    Lots of love for me :)

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  29. A year or so ago, I thought you had stopped making YouTube videos and I was so disappointed and missed you. Then I realised that I had accidentally unsubscribed (easily done on the iPhone) and that was why I wasn't seeing that you had posted new videos. It was lovely to catch up on all the videos I hadn't seen.
    Anyway, I just wanted to say don't changed anything of what you're doing. I love everything you do and appreciate the hard work that goes into your videos & blog.

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  30. I love your videos! I used to be someone who just slaps on some foundation.. you inspired me to try using some eyeshadow and lipstick, and I have been getting many compliments from my friends for it :) Just wanted to say thanks for being so great! keep posting those awesome videos, and if you ever feel like changing it up a bit that'll be great too!

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  31. Awesome! Well said!! I appreciate you and look forward to your vids/blog post! Continue to do what YOU love and thanks for sharing it with us! Stay encouraged! -Leslie

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  32. Welcome back to the blogging world Emily! You were certainly missed, I had noticed you were absent in posting. I'm the problem is all cleared up now!

    A Bite of Glamour

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  33. I love your videos and your blog. Thanks for doing what you do. =)

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  34. Hey Emily...Love your videos so much and would NEVER describe them as boring. I like seeing how the different eyeshadows and palettes can work and just different ideas on how to use the different colors in the palette. Your videos are so informative and creative and i always love when i see a new tutorial that you've posted! Kepp up the good work! It is greatly appreciated and enjoyed! I actually dont enjoy the crazy drastic looks that some people do. If i were into theatrical or artistic makeup, there are some good channels out there that focus on that. But what i love about your channel is that you give great ideas on looks that can be worn in real life, not just photo shoots or movies. I love what you do and i hope you dont feel the need to change because of the few viewers who just seem to want to complain and dont understand what your channel has to offer. And i hope that those viewers dont discourage you, because there are tons of viewers who love what you do and are thankful for all the hard work and thought that you put into your videos for our enjoyment and our opportunity to learn a few things. My makeup application is so much better because of you and other beauty gurus out there like you. A huge THANK YOU for all that you do!!
    Aimee in New Orleans

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  35. Echoing all the positive comments! You are still unique Emily in the midst of many awesome make-up/beauty/everything else channels...your individual style is just what we want to see!
    Thanks for your passion & your gift!!

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  36. I love all your videos even if they do "look the same" I learn something new every time. Not everyone has a job where they can wear crazy makeup. I work in HR so your videos are perfect for office makeup and hair! Keep them up. It perks up my day when I get an email saying that you have uploaded a video!!!
    <3

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  38. Hi Emily,
    Those comments on your channel that every look is the same have bugged me for years! If those kiddos want avant garde, any number of other gurus do that. If they payed any attention at all they would realize that isn't your focus and that you are the best at what you do.
    I love your focused ”mission statement”. Keep up the great work!

    Hi Cupcake!
    XxOo

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  40. brush off the negative comments! you are amazing at what you do and you have many avid subscribers :)

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  41. My blog got the same malware attack from the Instagram widget, so I had to remove it also.

    As for the negative comments, I can see that there are some similarities and overlap but I personally don't find it boring. I still watch your videos and find them all highly informative and have made a lot of purchases based on your recommendation. Plus, you are such a fun personality to watch :)

    Keep up the good work!

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  42. Emily, PLEASE don't take to heart the negative comments! I can understand (as a teacher) how much a negative comment can wreck your attitude. However, there are soooo many of us out here that absolutely adore your videos. Your YouTube videos keep me on the elliptical at 5 am. How you do the 1am thing, I could never guess. Anyway, thank you for making my days start wonderfully. After watching oodles of your videos time and again, I have had several people stop me and tell me I have beautiful skin. Never before has this happened. Even Mom tells me I look more beautiful than she can ever remember (I am 45). Thank you!

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  43. Hey Emily! Sooo glad your blog is back up! I just wanted to comment on a couple things from your post. First, I don't mind a lengthy video. I think it's good to cover those small details and if it makes the video a little longer then so be it. If someone doesn't have time to watch the whole thing at once then pause it and you can come back to it. Secondly, I love the content of your videos. I respect other blogs and you-tubers that have unconventional or outrageous makeup looks but I don't want to watch tutorials and reviews for makeup I wouldn't wear. Please don't change Beauty Broadcast! Since I have been following you I have had soooooo many people compliment my makeup. I always tell them about Beauty Broadcast and all the great tips I get from you!

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  45. I'm happy your blog is back up! I love your videos. I look forward to them every week.

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  46. Emily, you, your channels, all your tutorials are just PERFECT. Your vids make my day every time I see you have uploaded a new one, I love 'having you at home'! Us who love you know exactly what your vids are about and we don't care whether you are doing dramatic looks or not. I actually think they are the best, and every time I need a look I go straight to your channel and look for one amongst your more than 700 vids. And the looks always turn out great. we love you, Em!!!!!!

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  47. Hi Emily.....you're my absolute favorite on YouTube! Your ideas are always unique and fun. I've learned a lot from watching your videos and please don't change a thing. :-)

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  48. Hi, Emily
    Just wanted to stop by and comment. Sorry to hear you went through that with your blog, I know that can be frustrating when things just don't work the way you want them too when you want them too. And also to say that I "DO" get that you are testing products on you and of course you can't change you, but your core followers who have followed you for quite some time and of whom have utmost respect for someone like yourself (that puts themselves out there) well, we love your videos, same look or not. We learn something new with each one. A little bit of slang can go along way, so I'll just say it like it is, "Haters be a hating", lol. Keep on and do what you do best because the majority out there loves it. Ok I feel better. Great Job on getting into the magazine. Yeah!!! By the way I am a 40 year old Stay at home Mom of 4, Licensed Cosmetologist and fellow Blogger too. XO, Christina www.creativetizzy.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi Emily,
    love your blog and your videos on youtube.i am 32 years old and just started to enjoy makeup.i have learnt many things from your videos.
    by the way time is 11 p.m here in south of france in provence and i am reading your blog :) i think you're doing a good job.
    your effort is greatly appreciated.

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  50. Hi Emily, I feel I owe you a comment. I say owe you b/c I'm one of the ones who regularly watches your videos/reads your blog and gains so much from it. Both in knowledge and just enjoyment. You have become like a friend I don't know in real life. Someone who's husband, pet and job I know all about, and who's positive, cheery and helpful attitude always makes you a pleasure to watch. I often see that you have so many comments that I don't take the time to leave my two cents worth. I'll have to do better with that because I do want you to know that life in the blogosphere/youtube world would just not be the same without you. Thank you & please don't let the jealous haters ever get you down. xo All the Best!

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  51. I found you in youtube and i think that all your vídeos are so helpful. I always like your make up, in fact I would like to learn how to do those looks, so please do more make up tutorials and explain what brushes to use and how! I am so rookie in this field T_T help! And thank you for taking the time to share all this information :D

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