Well then, I’ve decided to totally skip the festivities now that it’s all over LOL! Didn’t document much on Instagram anyway since the data connection back at home was just far too slow so those of you who follow me on Instagram were spared my spamming till I got back to the city
Once I got back, I got right back into spamming your Instagram feed – sorry… ok not really I also took part in something called a #designerluxurychallenge which was quite fun and quite an eye-opener but you’d have to see that on my IG feed coz I’m not posting it all here. Instead here were some highlights I thought you might enjoy seeing instead, if you haven’t already
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Here’s the great thing about being online, and having a blog – no rules. No one to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do, and no one to cramp your style. Hurrah!
Yet, there are some unwritten rules that I think is basic common courtesy and ethics that makes sense to be adopted or borne in mind, as bloggers, we plot our journey through the ever-changing digital landscape. I don’t like preaching things like this and coming off sounding holier than thou but I do believe that in the challenging and now, competitive world of blogging and online media some basic common courtesies and ethics get lost or overlooked.
I’d like to just remind you of 5 today. This was prompted by a rather unpleasant episode that happened to me last weekend, of image copyright infringement, so yeah, guess I’m preaching to the choir, since those who did piss me off probably won’t read this
If you blog, then you will be able to resonate with these I’m sure. Perhaps it sounds like I’m stepping on your toes If you don’t and are a regular blog reader, perhaps this might give you an insight into putting your trust in a blogger, especially a review blogger who may influence decisions you make on what to buy or use. Feel free to add any other tips or reminders in the comment box
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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes peek at a Bobbi Brown makeup training class with Kai Vinson, Bobbi Brown Director of Artistry and Education Asia Pacific. It is rather like an intense reality show, as their training is held over a few days where the makeup artists have to familiarise themselves with new looks, products and how to achieve a particular look and they are even graded on it!
You know, quite often as consumers, we are a little rough on the makeup artists at the counters without realising just how much training some of them have to go through. For me, it was an eye opening experience and while it won’t stop me being critical (I’m sorry BB, your foundation bases are still a bit too yellow for my skintone no matter what your makeup artists tell me! ) it does help me understand that they ARE trained, but sometimes people have a bad day or just maybe didn’t pay attention in class, for which they have no excuse really, coz the training is top notch!
Image courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia
I did have the opportunity to have Kai show us how to wear the Nude Glow Collection which you will find at counters now. It is a very light collection which I will tell you off hand won’t attract many people but done right, it gives an almost barely there, ethereal look that in my words made me look like Galadriel from Lord of the Rings. Who doesn’t want that Elven glow, you tell me! I’ll share some tips Kai taught to make this collection wearable and the tips are applicable for other brands and products too of course ;)
I’ll also show you a couple of previews of upcoming collections and you can get all excited about those, because I can tell you a couple of them excited me a lot! Onwards!