Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Colour me plum

Yes, Plums are in this season, which leads me to offer my little recommendations
on a few of my favourite plum colours. I love my Barry M dazzle dust in number 34 which I am almost sure is called Cherry. This colour is very rich and vibrant and will go great with all your plum shaded outfits.
As you may know, I recently was asked to do some weekly make up tutorials on the Barry M website. Previous to this I will give you a little insight into how all of this came about.
About two months ago now, I was contacted by Barry M. They had spotted my make up tutorials on youtube and contacted me regarding them. They were all delighted with my tutorials and asked me if I would like to come and meet them down in London to see what the future held for us all.
I was delighted of course and didn't hesitate to do so, so off I went all by myself (I was very proud) never had been to London on my own before. They booked my train tickets and that was that. I was fine right up until the day drew close, then set in my absolute panic, "what if they are axe murderers?" and "Is this all a ploy to get me over there to be secretly killed?" I thought to myself. What a divvy looking back, but you just don't know. Needless to say they were not and were absolutely lovely. Just as well because before I left home to meet them my mam said to me "ring when you get there and tell me if everything is ok" Oh well I met up with Elaine at Kings cross train station and I excused myself to make my safety phone call. To my utter surprise and horror, it was ringing and ringing and there was no answer. I stood there thinking, "awe well that's blummin great isn't it?" It was my Mam who had put the fear of God into me in the first place so for her not to answer the phone just made my heart sink.
So there's me stood at Kings Cross Station talking to the dialling tone - well come on I had to pretend didn't I? They may have been what my Mam had scared me into thinking.
I hung up with a cheesy smile and walked back over to Elaine and her husband Matthew. We then all said our hellos and ran off to grab a taxi. Paranoia is a strange thing, as I was sat in the taxi cab with them I was thinking "right that's it where are you taking me to?" as well as trying to take in all of the conversation. We finally pulled up at a beautiful restaurant called 'Cape Town Fish Market' just off Oxford Street, and then my fears left me. I thought to myself " well this would be a silly place to do something nasty to me".
We entered the restaurant and there was Dean and Emily sat at the table waiting for us. Dean is the managing director of Barry M and Emily works there too.
They greeted me with such great smiles and that was when I finally relaxed, well a little (wink) we ordered lunch from this beautiful menu, which arrived at the table in which, felt like seconds. With my stomach in knots of anxiety I found it very hard to gulp down my food and so I couldn't enjoy it even though if I hadn't have been sat in the middle of loads of strangers I would have probably wolfed the lot in seconds. It looked delicious! I tried and had a couple of coffees instead.
Meanwhile they all sat around me and told me how fantastic they had found my tutorials on you tube. I couldn't believe the compliments I was getting. Last time I had received a comment it was when I had given birth to my little boy and the midwife told me what a good job I had done. That's going back nearly ten years now so all of this interest was hard to take in.
Dean was lovely and had some great ideas for what lay ahead with our little journey together. I felt so great getting offered to work along side them. They asked my professional opinion on certain Barry M up and coming products. They showed me a sheet that had been printed out and on it was my mug shot on their website. Just a tester example of ideas. They wanted to know if I would be interested in doing make up tutorials on their website, and if I would like to have a questions and answer section on there too.
Of course I was delighted and again didn't hesitate to jump at the chance.
This bit - my Blog - came in afterwards. I had concerns with it at first because I didn't think anyone would be that bothered about reading my little life experiences and my day to day findings. However Elaine and Dean advised that it may well be a good idea. So I find myself sitting here with freezing finger-tips yet having the time of my life chatting about what I have been up to. I am glad we are doing the Blog now because I have tons to tell you all over time.
So that brings me to why I am here doing my make up tutorials. I have tons of looks coming up for all kinds of skin tones, eye colours and what not.
I will also be keeping my ears to the ground for the seasons hottest colours, a little of fashion, and a general day-to-day show of my life events to date.
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chrissys31 said...

Lauren I just read this blog and am going to start from now on reading this and I think you sound so down to earth its beautiful. I know you are gonna sore in the sky and hopefully one day we can meet up in london when I come to your place and you do my makeup while I am there haha. You seem like such a great person to meet in real life. I love your style and your honesty. Love ya girl (chrissys31 from youtube) sarah ~~~

Anonymous said...

aah lauren poor thing :-( you must have been through a lot ! i am so so sorry :-( you will do great in life ! lots of love from me