The last few weeks have been very exciting for me! Things are changing in my life and all the hard work I have put into my channel and blog have been totally worth it!
I have been holding on to this information for a little while, and wanted to wait until the right time to talk all about it and tell you all about what has been going on in my life! If any of you follow me on social media, i.e my YouTube or instagram, you might have seen all about this announcement in some way or another.
About a month ago, lookfantastic, which for any of you who don’t know is a massive online beauty boutique (in fact the most successful in the UK!) held a competition of sorts. They put out a call for up and coming beauty bloggers to upload to instagram their 30 second ‘beauty hack’. The winners would get a partnership with lookfantastic and become part of the Beauty Set. This would involve reviewing beauty products and meeting/networking with lots of people in the beauty industry among other things.
There were over 100 entries to the competition and I uploaded my video to instagram like the other entrants, not expecting anything from it. The amount of talent from people entering was very high, and as some of you may know my journey in this beauty blogging world did not start that long ago. 4 months in fact!
Never the less, I was very happy with my entry video and prayed that lookfantastic would like me and my beauty hack. For anyone who is wondering, my beauty hack video involved me demonstrating that I always set my face with my setting spray before I apply my highlighter, as it helps my highlighter show up extra blinding ✨ Check out my instagram under ‘maxslook’ to see the whole video.
Low and behold, lookfantastic loved my video and they chose me as one of the 15 finalists! I was so happy and overwhelmed! They invited me up to lookfantastic headquarters in Manchester for a day of beauty bootcamp! What did this involve? Read on to find out ❤️
I did not really know what to expect before I went up to meet the lookfantastic team at beauty bootcamp. I had never entered anything like this before or done any interview days that involved beauty activities!
The team sent us an agenda of what the day would involve a few days before and it was jam packed with beauty activities and challenges.
Since the moment I arrived at the headquarters the team were very welcoming and comforting. Explaining to us from the beginning to try and relax and be ourselves. There were cameras filming us throughout the whole day, which was not what I was used too, but I tried to just act as I would on my channel.
We had a few team challenges including guess the product blindfolded, fake news in which we had to create a news story around a beauty product we made up and present it to everyone, and Q&A rounds where we went round the room and answered questions.
Il place some images throughout the article so you can get a idea of what we got up too.
Everyone I met up at bootcamp was an absolute pleasure to talk too. The whole team and all the finalists. I think us all having so much in common with our interest in the beauty industry and makeup just made us all click.
The main challenge of the day was what lookfantastic called our ‘video challenge’. This involved doing an unboxing of something which we didn’t know about until we were on set. As being part of the beauty set would involve time in front of a camera, they wanted to see how we would react in the spotlight and behind the camera!
I was apprehensive before my challenge but also very determined. I wanted this partnership so bad and wanted to prove that I had what it took. I did a unboxing of one of the lookfantastic beauty boxes. I tried to act exactly like I would on my channel. The set was very professional and the camera men were definitely not what I was used too filming videos in my room!
I was happy with how the challenge went and gave it my best shot. Next up was a photoshoot which I absolutely loved!
After the challenges we were given an amazing goody bag and started to make our way back home. I felt nervous as I wasn’t sure if I had done enough to shine as bright as the other finalists. I knew that no matter what, I had an incredible day at beauty bootcamp, enjoying every second and feeling like I had made friends for life!
The magic email
A few days later, I received the best email of my life from lookfantastic, telling me they were inspired by my beauty journey and wanted me to be part of the beauty set!
I practically screamed and jumped around my room! I was so proud of what I achieved, and overwhelmed that they liked me and saw something in me.
Over these last few weeks I have received some amazing beauty goodies from lookfantastic that I have been filming with on my YouTube channel and Instagram. I am so so excited for what’s to come and I can’t wait to take you all along with me every step of the way.
Without support from my readers and viewers, I wouldn’t be getting this incredible opportunity so thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
I will place my YouTube announcement explaining about the day with more photos and videos from what went on.
Thank you everyone, I hope you enjoyed reading all about what went on. I will post anything that I get up too with lookfantastic and let you all know what I get up too ✨
Take care all, and I will see you on the next one,