Company Beauty Forum

Hi hi hi,
Ok, so look. I was totally gonna up load a new video today HOWEVER my internet died yesterday and is still dead and might not live again for at least the next 72 hours, maybe more. Thanks for nothing Tesco Broadband! So I came to a café (where I used to work) to use their wifi but of course I left my damn headphones at home so can’t really edit the vid. And no, I can’t  just do it with the volume down really low because my laptop speakers don’t work DO THEY?! So basically yeah, I’m an idiot. Slow clap for me…

Anyhoo as luck would have it I attended the Company Magazine Beauty Forum last night so I’ve still got loads to blab on about.

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My Forum buddy, Tessa aka Sow Dogg (I cannot confirm at this time if it should be spelt with one ‘g’ or two…)

Company Magazine is basically awesome. They’re always putting on really good events for their readers, they love promoting bloggers, they’re all over interacting with readers over Twitter etc. and they really make you feel like part of their community. I’d already been to their Blogging Forum which was so good (you can read about it here) so I knew I had to get my ass to this one too.
It was £25 again, which included a free goody bag and glass of bubbly on arrival but this time they also had loads of free beauty-y things to do before the talk began. There was an HD Brows brow threading station, a Lee Stafford Blow Dry Bar, a Bourjois nail bar and a false eyelash bar.

The speakers were:

  • Hairdresser Lee Stafford
  • Bloggers Lily Pebbles and Fleur de Force
  • Lisa Potter Dixon- Head make up artist at Benefit
  • Beauty Therapist and Makeup Artist Nathalie Eleni
  • Rachael Houghton- PR Executive for Bourjois
  • Sophie Qureshi- Company Beauty Director
  • Victoria White- Editor of Company

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Lily Pebbles and Fleur de Force

All the speakers were pretty damn inspiring actually and gave really good advice, as per. It was useful for me as I’m seriously thinking about a career in beauty now that I’ve QUIT ACTING! Yes, it’s true, dry your tears. I asked the panel a question again (you know how I roll) about age being a factor when applying for internships and work experience. It was encouraging for an old bat like me to hear from both Rachael and Sophie that age doesn’t matter, they’re not only looking for fresh faced graduates and their current intern is the same age as me *cough28cough*.
Everyone also made a big point about believing in your abilities and not letting lack of experience put you off {points finger at self} because everyone is always learning, no matter how high up they are.
It was just bloody good all round really and it sounds lame but everyone was just so nice! I got to chat to Sophie Qureshi briefly afterwards which was ace and got a few extra tips about applications and shizz from her and Victoria White was just generally fab as always.

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Lee Stafford and Sophie Qureshi

So yeah, gold star for you, Company! Sorry if I’ve gushed a bit but I was genuinely impressed so whatever Trevor.

Just for lolz here is a pic of me in the cafe, looking uber cool… Photo on 2013-10-23 at 15.29

Smell ya’ later.
: )

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