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Company Magazine Beauty Forum 2013

23 October 2013

On Tuesday evening me and Paige from Floral Daydreams attended the Company Magazine Beauty Forum. As a non stop Company reader I jumped at the chance of going when I noticed it was being advertised. Upon arrival we were given a glass of champagne and had the chance to have our eyebrows threaded by iBrow, hair tutorials with Lee Stafford himself, fake eyelash demonstrations by The Vintage Cosmetic Company and all whilst getting to know other bloggers. Bourjois were also there giving us the opportunity go have our makeup and nails done, but more on that in tomorrows post. 

After a few hours of a beauty bloggers dream in one room we then sat and listened to a great choice of panelists that all had a lot of experience within the beauty and blogging community. It was really helpful to get their opinions on matters with the Q&A and I managed to get some great tips in helping me reach my full potential within blogging. There I was with my pen and little blogging notebook scribbling away whist they poured out their advice and background.

Overall I found the night a great experience and learnt that in order to succeed you need to market yourself, put yourself out there, tell yourself that a company needs you and have confidence. It's not where you start, it's where you end up. 

From the event I thought these were the most informative points that I jotted down, I hope they can be useful to other people looking for some advice...
  • Built his reputation within hairdressing based merrily on report.  
  • 'You never stop learning', communities such as youtube are great, you can still learn from them. 
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic.
  • Discovered the community online and thought why not try it and see where it goes.
  • Believes blogging is a whole other industry if you can create interesting content.
  • A journey can be had through blogging.
  • Began her blog whilst at university to help along side her course, she never thought that it could become a job until her blog grew -  although for a year and a half not a lot of people read it  - you have to have a passion - persistence and it all comes down to trial and error. 
  • Hard work pays off - she would wake up early weekends just to post.
  • If you're looking at a job within magazines make sure to do your research, make it clear what you are trying to say. 
  • An application needs to be one that stands out from the rest, be individual.
  • Create something they will remember you by. 

Did anyone else attend the event? What was your highlight of the evening? 

Amy xxxxx