(For university tutor ONLY)
This is my professional experience log, where I talk about the day to day activities I carried out during this module.
Choc & Cheese Project:
Today we met up discuss what we want our blog and youtube channel to include. Deciding on the topics of Beauty and fashion, we came up with the name for the blog/youtube channel which is ‘Choc and Cheese 818′. We spent the rest of the time setting up accounts, such as twitter and Instagram.
We met up in Coventry to do a photo shoot for our first blog post, due to weather conditions could only film in the garden. The main focus of the photo shoot was to showcase our different taste in fashion. We edited the photographs which took a few hours and then wrote the blog post to go with it.
Looked for fashion events to attend and carried out research for where would be the best place to go.
Today we wrote a review on the different nail polishes for the Barry collection as our first beauty post. We kept in contact through FaceTime.
We bought tickets to attend Manchester Fashion Week and discussed plans for where we would stay, plus travel cost.
The day of filming our first youtube video, we decided film an introduction video and a makeup tutorial for the first post. The process of film took a while today as we kept tripping over our words. It was our first time film anything like this together, but was an enjoyable experience. Priyanka then did my make- up a we filmed it a 5 minutes video.
Today we did a beauty cosmetic review of the products we had purchased from Lush. This involved editing images and placing them in collages for the post.
We met up in Coventry to book the tickets for the train and hotel to attend Manchester Fashion Week. It was a long process of having to find a hotel that was near both the hotel and the venue to event was being held at. We managed to get all the detail sort out in the end.
Today we took a trip to Birmingham so that we could shop for outfit to wear at the event in Manchester. We decided that we would at some point film a video for youtube detailing what we brought to wear.
Wrote a post to inform people about us starting up a YouTube channel. We notice to many beauty bloggers we follow personally have there own YouTube channels and thought it would be a good idea to make one.
19th -20th April
On the 19th we have travelled down to manchester all morning. We attended the Fashion week event and filmed a lot to be edited and put into a video to be upload to youtube. we arrived at the venue at 7 and were there until 10pm. We had the chance to network with some designs before we enjoyed the show.
On the 20th we travelled back to coventry and filmed a video about the event and what was in the goodie bags. This can be found on the main blog.
Our most recent post involved us talking about the product we use daily, for this we sent images to each other and split the role of who was going to edited the photo and write the post.
Allure Clinique Project: (All found on my Above Beauty blog)
On the 8th I had a meeting with the business owner Sharon to discuss potential work. We also discussed my role for the salon and what she would like me to promote. Tested out the Viber8 machine and talked to clients who used it to get more information about it.
Went to the salon to gather images of the Viber8 machine and clients who use it. Wrote a review on the Viber8 machine and did more research by myself to include into the post.
Had second meeting with Sharon to talk about semi-permanent makeup and look at a few demo’s of it being done on a client. Unfortunately I was not able to record it for privacy reasons of the client.Was able to gather some photos. After sat down with Sharon and talked about the ins and outs of semi-permanent makeup e.g health and safety, the science of it ect.
Wrote the post on semi-permanent makeup and included photos and extra information I researched myself.
Had another weekly meeting with Sharon to discuss a new topic she wanted me to promote. This week it was all about eyebrows which included, waxing, tinting and threading. I had the treatment of threading and tinting done on myself as before hand we discussed to let my eyebrows grow to do a more effective before and after post, which we thought would really help promote the business. Also discussed in detail this sort of treatment.
I wrote a post/ review ‘all about eyebrows’ and aded photos of myself before and after. I also gathered my own information as well as what Sharon gave me to include.
Again another meeting with Sharon to discuss the final topic of a shrinking body wrap called ‘honey I shrunk’ I watched the client go into the room to have the wrap done then seen the results after she had had it done. I was unable to see how to wrap actually works because of privacy reasons for the client. After I was given a bit of information to use in the post about it along with images of previous clients.
Wrote the post on ‘honey I shrunk’ body wrap and did a lot of research on the topic by myself.
Individual project: Above Beauty Blog
For the new season I wrote a spring beauty haul post on the items that I recently bought along with a review.
Today I wrote a review on Barry M gel nail polishes for my followers as it was a request from a few of them.
Wrote a makeup post again for my followers by request.
Wrote a review on our trip to Manchester Fashion Week including all the information from the designers and my opinion. I also edited and included a video from the fashion show.
Did another makeup post by request because of the new season.
Wrote a review on a beauty product and added images ect.
Recently I have done a makeup post which was linked to the last post I have done for my followers. Again it was a request from another blogger as it was in my last post.
I have been quite brief when listing my day to day activities as they can all be viewed on either Youtube, my blog or twitter.