Friday, 11 September 2009

Changes.


Dear all,

You may have noticed our absence over the past month or two.
You probably all know that I had a baby 9 months ago. Like all babies of her age she is into absolutely everything.
Recently, I have said Goodbye, to her sleeping for 5 hours during the day and Hello, to Stair-gates and being on 24hr danger patrol. All this means that I have very little spare time and what I do have is precious...

To film a video takes approx 1hr 10 (minimum).
To edit the video takes 1hr 30 (minimum).
To create the movie file takes about 55 minutes.
To upload onto YouTube usually takes 2hrs 30.
From start to finish it takes about 6 hours...per video!

If a look is very complex there is the need to edit and create and upload 2 videos. Which I simply don't have time for.

As you may know YouTube lets us upload a maximum of 10 minutes but I have found that I can still upload 10mins.40secs. However, exceeding our time limit means that we cannot upload in HD and nor can I automatically upload from iMovie which would cut the whole process down by an hour.

With this in mind Nic and I have decided to become YouTube partners.
This means that we can create one long video and upload it straight from iMovie which cuts down the time drastically. As I said before, it also means you will enjoy a higher quality of video.
To see what I mean check out the quality of our Eyeko competition video. It does make a huge difference.

We hope that getting a better quality, longer video will make up for us backtracking.
I really hope you understand.
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49 comments

  1. What a gorgeous baby!! An absolute stunner :)). And well done on deciding to become partners, I love your videos so much however you choose to do them and will continue to watch them obsessively.

    xx :)

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  2. Wow look at those eyes!! What a little darling :)

    Glad you have become partners, would ove to see longer videos!! xx

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  3. Congratulations on deciding to become YouTube Partners, Nic & Sam! Thanks for the update and your honesty - your fans will think this is great news - not a sacrifice at all.

    and of course....ADORABLE baby!

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  4. Your baby is beautiful, looking forward to more vids! xx

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  5. Your baby is absolutely adorable and of course comes first everyone will be happy you are being a great mum and an aamzing and informative make up blogger !xxxx

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  6. Oh she is gorgeous! Such a lovely photo!

    xx

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  7. What a little cutie :) it makes sense to become partners anyway.. well done :) xox

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  8. Your child looks so adorable. If its easier for you to be Youtube partners, then go for it dear! What works for you best. I always watch youtube on my iPhone so it doesn't make a difference if its HD or not, haha. Looking forward to your future videos Sam and Nic!

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  9. Dawwww what a cutie. How adorable!
    I know it's not something you guys wanted to do however if it frees up your time and it means videos for us lot then happy days.
    Looking forward to seeing whatever you ladies come up with. Thanks for taking the time out to do this all in the first place.
    Ex

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  10. Never apologize for being a mama! I have a 9 month old girl too... they really ARE into absolutely everything. Take care... she's a beauty!

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  11. Thank you so much for doing the vids, your both FAB!

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  12. Your baby girl is adorable, Sam.

    If becoming partners makes your lives easier, then go for it! It doesn't bother me one bit.

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  13. Totally understand. And I was wondering when you were going to show us the baby. :)Look at those cheeks, and she's getting her teeth. I know that age, and she's starting to walk if she hasn't already.

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  14. Oh thank God, I thougt you were going to announce that you were going to close your channel!
    Partner is fine!

    And your baby is such a cutie :-)

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  15. Hi Sam and Nic,

    Really, I'm so thankful for whatever time you two are putting into making tutorials, doing BlogTV weekly and all next to having ur jobs and families. If being YT partners makes things more easy for you, more power to it. Will still love what you do, ofc don't think u r selling out! And Sam, both your daughters are stunning! You must be one proud mommy :).

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  16. Aw - she is sooo gorgeous! I'm glad you can put longer videos on too now! xx

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  17. Of course we understand, I totally support you guys doing this because the amount of time it takes to make a video is huge and where on earth are you supposed to fit this into your day?! Especially with a gorgeous little baby! Also, I was kinda inspired the other night by you saying to try something different (in the Dystopia vid) and being the nutter that I am I thought, oh yes, good, I will get rid of my eyebrows. I followed a video on youtube, went up for family dinner and my family flipped hahaha! Hope you are having a good week!
    Melissa,
    xx.

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  18. What a cutie! She's adorable. We understand you completely, I am very thankful for all the time and effort you both put in your tutorials.
    Being partners is easier for you and we will enjoy longer videos.
    Give a hug to your princesses, and have a great weekend.
    xoxo

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  19. Of course ladies, do what is best for you, you know we love you. Anyway, I use and awesome firefox add on Ad-block that blocks all the adds, so you being a partner is only benefits to me and no bad stuff :)

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  20. I'm all for making things less complicated for you, Sam. I rather you focus on things that make you happy and improve your craft–so you can share with us! I will always remain loyal to you both.

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  21. Your daughter is absolutely adorable.
    Please do what you feel is best for you and your channel. We are all extremely grateful for what you do and look forward to more inspiring looks from the both of you.

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  22. I totally understand what you're going through because I had to do the same with my little baby sister at the age of 12. They practically need eyes on them all 24 hours. With that said, I'm really grateful for all the effort you put into doing all these tutorials and blogtv chats, but do not feel as we are also a responsibility. Your baby and family come first, and we all have to adjust with you as well.

    Btw, Olivia is adorable! She looks just like Lily. :)

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  23. Wow she's beautiful, just like her sister (& her mummy & aunty!). I know what it's like, i have a 2yr old and another due end of October. Good idea about becoming partners too if if cuts out a lot of the time :)
    Now it means we get to watch longer videos of you two wonderful ladies!

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  24. i truly appreciate how you do this, always keeping us up to date.

    and she's adorable!!!

    seeing your videos are such a treat!

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  25. Hi Nic & Sam,

    Thanks so much for not announcing the closing of your youtube channel, but instead longer videos (possibly).

    Your baby is precious and Lily is a cutie.

    Thanks for all of your time in effort in the vids and helping all of your fans.

    Violet aka radiish

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  26. I bet Youtube threw a huge party and grabbed the champagne at this news!! xx

    We really appreciate your videos, and are grateful to you for all of them.

    You have such a beautiful baby, Sam! Thanks for the pic xxx

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  27. Oh Sam she's gorgeous!! Being a mum is hard work, being a working mum I imagine is very hard work so you have to do everything you can to make it easier for you and to make sure you get lots of fun time with your gorgeous girls! Its amazing how much you take for granted the early months when they sleep lots and stay in one spot, Alice is 20 months now and I call her Hurricane Alice because she just does not sit still, my house is a tip and I don't have enough hours in the day. You are my idol for having it all x

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  28. Awww, your baby is so adorable!
    That's terrific that you can upload longer videos now. Looking forward to your future tutorials =)

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  29. Cuuute baby!!!
    I think is awesome that you're now partners :)

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  30. She is gorgeous, thanks for sharing...

    Who cares about partner or no partner? As long as you and Nic keep making videos, I'll keep "x'ing" out those ads all day long. Whatever makes life easier for you, then do it, baby! The thought of a 15+ min video from you two makes me drool!

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  31. Shes beautiful! She looks like Nicole.

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  32. Its great that you have become partners,now we weill be able to watch long and long videos from you :D i love you girls :D

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  33. Cutness overload ! And yes, having kids takes a lot of time and efort and Family goes 1st ! I will look forward to longer vids and will happily watch and learn :)

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  34. Do what ya gotta do, ladies. I just want pixiwoo videos, but not at the expense of what is really important.

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  35. no need to explain. as long as we still get to see your lovely faces and massive talent!!

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  36. Don't worry...Lil' one are only young once and they are so precious at every age. Work will always be there, but our babies grow:) Love you guys and do whatever you feel is right for YOU. Thanks for your time and energy you freely give. From one makeup artist to you guys thank you for your creativitly and I can honestly say you have done things that are so inspiring for me and challenge me:)

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  37. were you singing Bowie per chance when you titled this post? :P

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  38. Violet...I had to stop my self from titling it Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes :)

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  39. I really love your videos so much, you are both gorgeous, thank you for putting so much time and effort into them, makes absolutely no difference to me whether you are partners or not!

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  40. That was a great decission <3 You have a treasure at home and you have to enjoy all the time you have with her! She is beautiful!

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  41. Your little one is soo cute!! x

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  42. She is absolutly precious! beautiful.. looking forward to your new vids..x

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  43. Don't worry about the partner debate! There are more important things in life, like your gorgeous baby! Ignore the YouTube Comment Crazies!

    x

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  44. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
    謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

    參觀,Thanks

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