I have been in my element over the last few months.
2 words: Beauty Products.
1 sentence: Being selected to be on a panel of judges to test beauty products for the Essentials Magazine Beauty Awards 2011.
We were each given different beauty categories to try out.
It has been awesome testing different shampoos and conditioners, suntan lotions, self tanning products, hair sprays and pamper products.
Even Greg got involved. I had some great giggles when he came out of the bathroom telling me what he thought of such and such shampoo, or when he’d look at his back to see if he had burned after trying the suntan lotions over our weekends at the river.
He drew the line when I wanted to use his legs/arms/chest for self tan. Spoil sport.
We got together with the Essentials Magazine Health and Beauty Editor Tessa Passmore, the Marketing coordinator Laura-Beth Mander and 2 of their readers (they won a chance to test various products) Leigh Dean and Karen Van Heerden on a gorgeous Johannesburg morning and helped ourselves to delectable pastries and tea/coffee.
It was then down to the hard work of testing other products such as: Best eye shadow, best mascara, best nail polish, best fragrance, best bronzers and blushers, best foundation and best eyeliners.
Like I said… in my element.
To find out which product won, don’t forget to get the Essentials Magazine in January. One lucky reader will also have the chance to win every single product … over 100 of the BEST. *Sigh*
|The Health and Beauty Editor, Tessa Passmore trying out the eye shadows and lipsticks|