A Day In The Life Of A Beauty PR Intern

 

How it started…

Back in June I applied online with a usual CV and cover letter, together with links to my social media and blog. I was then lucky enough to be invited for an interview in June where I was asked to create a content calendar for a weeks worth of Instagram posts. I came to the interview with my carefully thought out calendar and notes about the company and what I thought I could do to improve their social media. To my delight they loved my ideas and soon after the interview I was offered the position.

What it entailed…

My first day was the morning after my graduation, my journey began the same way it would everyday for the next 5 weeks. A 35 minute train ride and a short tube trail from Marylebone to Green Park. On a typical day I would arrive at my office building (Berkeley Square House) have a quick catch up with my colleagues then head over to the Boutique. Nails and Brows Mayfair is a high-end boutique specialising in a range of treatments and are home to their own brow products, Beauty Edit Mayfair. A big role of mine was to create content for the brand’s Instagram, so I would take photos in the boutique of pretty nails, videos of brow treatments and so on. Other than the random tasks like delivering a package to the oh so elegant Fortnum and Mason, I would oversee the social media engagement or perhaps design content on Canva. Sometimes I would use Hootsuite to schedule posts and get an insight into statistics, but this is just to name a few.

My internship has now comes to an end, no more passing by The Ritz every morning, no more popping into Joe & the Juice on my lunch break and no more getting squished on the tube. Above all else I had a lot of fun working at Nails and Brows, it was a lovely environment to work in and everyone was so helpful. Each day I arrived at the office I was excited to see what I would be doing because no day was ever the same.

The questions people may ask…Is it paid?  No, unfortunately most internships aren’t paid. How did you afford it? Nails & Brows contributed towards my travel and lunch, I live around 30/40 minutes away from London. Is there a job a the end? No, they didn’t have a vacancy available, the team was very small and I was made aware pretty early on that I wasn’t guaranteed permanent employment at the end of it. What did I get out of it? Besides confidence and experience, I gained contacts in the industry and a reference from my boss.

What now?

I am now looking for a permanent digital marketing role, Nails and Brows made me realise that not only was this sector something I thoroughly enjoyed, but also gave me the confidence to believe it is something I do really well. Wish me luck!

If you have any more questions please leave me a comment below 🙂

My 4 Favourite Products For Glowy Skin, Shimmery Eyes and Glossy Nails

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Skin

A dewy complexion seems to be the preferred finish now, and it’s easy to see why. Dewy skin excuses youth, health and vibrancy.  To achieve a glowy base I have two favourites.

Illuminator – ICONIC LONDON

How I Use It:  I use the shade ‘Shine’, a pale, pink-toned colour on my face for nighttime looks. I apply the highlighter on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow and blend it in with my fingers, I found using a beauty blender got rid of too much product.

Price: £30 (but there are always influencers promoting it and offering discount codes, so look out for them!)

L’oreal Paris True Match Highlighter Liquid Glow 

How I Use It: I use the shade ‘Icy Glow’, (it also comes in Golden Glow, if you want a more bronzey highlight.) I apply this to my skin almost every day, I put this on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow, (it also works well as an all over primer.) This product is great if you don’t want to wear much makeup but still want to look refreshed and can also be applied to the brow bone to accentuate the eye area.

Price: £8.99 (But! Feel Unique is offering it at 30 % off at the moment)

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Eyes

Urban Decay Moondust Glitter

How I Use It: I use this in the shade Cosmic, a very pale nude tone. I put this on at night time when I want to add some glitz and glamour to my makeup look. Depending on the style I’m going for, I either put it all over the lid or just on the brow bone. This highly pigmented shadow is very easy to apply, it feels like a cream but goes on like a powder.

Price: £16

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Nails

Sally Hansen Colour Therapy

This shiny nail varnish shade is stunning. In some lights it appears more pink and in others more silver. Not only does it make your nails look beautiful but it nourishes them too because it is infused with organ oil to give instant moisture to your nails.

Price: £8.99

 

What are your favourite products to achieve that glow for head to toe? I’d love to know so please tell me in the comments!