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Zoeva Makeup Brushes Review

Zoeva Makeup Brushes Review

Zoeva Makeup Brushes Review

Zoeva Makeup Brushes Review

First of all, hello again!

I know this is really late to jump on the Zoeva brush bandwagon but after reading plenty of reviews about them I decided to add them to my Christmas list and I absolutely love them!

I ordered this set from Love Makeup and this is the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set which includes:

– 106 Powder Brush
– 102 Silk Finish Brush
– 110 Face Shape Brush
– 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush
– 142 Concealer Buffer
– 227 Soft Definer
– 231 Petite Crease Brush
– 317 Wing Liner Brush

Not only are these brushes really affordable at £56.95, averaging at around £8 per brush, they are really good for blending and you aren’t left with excess hairs on your face. The kit also comes with both, natural hair and synthetic taklon bristles, so it can be used with cream and powder based products. My favourite brush from the set is the Silk Finish Brush, I use it for blending both my foundation and concealer and it gives a really nice, even finish. I also love the Face Shape Brush which is perfect for contouring and the angled Sheer Cheek Brush works really well with applying blusher and bronzer.

Plus- they look so pretty on your dressing table, how can you say no!?

Have you tried the Zoeva brushes yet?

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Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is definitely my favourite time of year, I love the sunshine, going on holiday and stocking up on lots of new beauty products. Here are a few products that I cannot live without this summer and some of them I have been coming back to year after year because they are simply so wonderful.

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials

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A Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter

The pressure to start looking for placements getting to you? No need to worry, I’ve put together the ultimate guide for the perfect cover letter! Things will have never been easier for you to get the placement of your dreams.

Writing a Cover Letter

Writing a cover letter has never been easier

Know the company
It sounds silly but this is really important! Make sure you know the ins and outs of the company you are applying to – a little bit of research can go a long way. Find out what the company is all about and more importantly, what the company will gain from taking you on. Pay attention to the skills required in the job description and write the cover letter according to that position in particular. Why would you make the perfect candidate?

Make a good first impression
Make that extra effort to find out who will be reading your letter. As easy as it is to write ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ this can look a little lazy. Ring the company and find out who is in charge of recruitment and direct the letter to them. Not only is this polite, it shows you are keen and proactive! It’s a win/win situation.

Don’t waffle
Don’t write your life story in your cover letter, get straight to the point! I would say about three or four paragraphs is enough. Tell them why they will benefit from employing you, and if you are applying for a magazine, why not give them a few ideas of articles they could feature in the magazine. This will show that you really know your stuff and that you are passionate.

Check for spelling mistakes… and check again
Don’t rely on spell check to correct all your spelling mistakes. Get your friends and family to read it through so that it is perfect! There would be nothing worse than a typo in the first line… you want to make a good first impression so this is really crucial.

These tips helped me get the placement of my dreams at heat magazine, you can read all about it here.

I hope this helps, good luck!

Behind The Scenes at Heat Towers

I was on my way to heat towers in the heart of London for two weeks work experience with Leicester Square and Convent Garden on its doorstep. As you can imagine, I was extremely nervous as I stepped on the tube surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the London rush hour, but this nervousness soon disappeared when I arrived and was greeted by the most welcoming fashion team.

Heat magazine

 

Junior Style Writer, Hannah Brimson was my supervisor for the week and sat at the desk next to mine with her friendly attitude making me feel part of the  team. I was shown around the office and told what I would be up to for the next two weeks and it didn’t include making the tea and coffee (hooray). My first task involved sending back clothes to PR companies after a shoot with Ferne McCann from TOWIE – to do this, I used a site called Fashion Monitor to look up contacts and ensure that all items were sent back to the right places.

Throughout the two weeks, my other duties consisted of researching current fashion trends using celebrity pap photos for inspiration, calling PR companies to request items for shoots (it was pretty cool answering the phone with ‘hello heat…’) and I even got to write some ‘who wore it better’ stories for heatworld.com which you can view here.

 

I even got my own pass

I even got my own pass

The Brit Awards were held during my work experience and a group of the heat team were invited to report on the red carpet and even got to attend the after parties! The next day I couldn’t believe how lucky they had been as they casually dropped in conversation that they were chatting to the likes of Kylie Minogue and Harry Styles to name a few. At that point I knew this was definitely the job for me!

When the two weeks were up I couldn’t believe how quickly it had gone – I really didn’t want to leave. It has made me realise how much I want to work for a company like heat as there genuinely wasn’t a task that I didn’t enjoy doing! They even gave me a goody bag full of lots of lovely hair and beauty products to say thank you which was completely unexpected as the work experience was a treat in itself!

Look at my lovely goody bag!

Look at my lovely goody bag!

I now hope to further my knowledge and skills I learnt from heat and gain more work experience in the media. If you have any questions about my time at heat I’d be happy to answer them and would also love to hear about any of your experiences!