Current Makeup Wishlist – BeautyBay

Hi huns,

Is it me or have so many girls recently started putting together wish-lists of clothes they’d like from Missguided and PLT and I’ve read through a few and actually found them so inspirational as I don’t know about you but as I spend half my day scrolling through my  phone anyway and I lose concentration when scrolling through so many clothes and go way past things I actually like. 

So to then see girls putting photo’s together of things they’ve found and like, when you think their style is sort of similar to yours then I feel more concentration to focus on what they think. 

Now let me show you a few make-up items and skin care that I have found. I would like to say that the purpose of me even starting to look at BeautyBay to order make-up was for my best friends birthday and because Imogen (Imogenation on Youtube) just uploaded a BeautyBay haul which I advise you to check out 😉

 

Skin care:

I have personally not tried out any of the Mario Bradesco products but the prices are so reasonable and the packaging gives off such a healthy looking vibe, it’s pretty much screaming that it’s good for your skin.

 

Palettes:

These are the bh cosmetics palettes – Nude Rose £16  (left) and Neutral Eyes 28 shadow palette £13 (right) haven’t tried any of their palettes either before but would definitely like to give it a go as I know their brushes are so good.

 

Make-up:

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 20.16.35Ofra highlighter in the shade Blissful – £20

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 20.10.53 This is such a makeup must have as I’m sure most girls would agree with me but I yet still have to try this out. They’re so well priced at £5 each with a variety of shades for highlighting and contour.

 

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The Morphe & makeup geek eyeshadows are priced around £4 each. I think there are so many different shades especially in the Morphe palettes, they are all so beautiful but the palette is way too big to just carry with you when you go on holiday or anywhere else so to get a Z palette (they have different sizes) and to put your everyday blush shades and eyeshadows in there is a perfect way to save some space and the Z palettes are really well prices and are such high quality keeping your shadows secure in the palette.

 

For now these are the main things, but expect another wishlist soon enough…

I’d love to hear your reviews on these makeup and skin care items if you have tried them before.

 

Evelin x

Cabin Crew Assessment Day: What To Expect

Hi All,

I’m aware that a couple of airlines are recruiting again and wanted give the ones that are interested a few general tips as I know for myself, I always like to do my research before I take part in something like that and I did try when I had mine but couldn’t find too much…                                                              Male and female cabin crew walking through large modern airport building

I’d like to include a few things that I wish I knew before my assessment day and generally what to expect as it might be completely unfamiliar to you (it was to me)

 

What to do (or not to do) before hand:

  • Anyone else ever decided to do a mini evening pamper sesh at home before a day you have been looking forward to… so you try this amazing new cream or face-mask or whatever you wish and apply it then wake up the next morning and it makes your skin either super red or oily? (I know I have, multiple times and I just don’t seem to learn) yeah ehm… try and stay away from doing that as it might require you longer to get ready before your interview or your makeup might turn out different to how you like it and we wouldn’t want that to ruin your day.
  • Always look up the place you have to be at whether they decided to hold the Assessment day at a hotel which is the most common place I would say, double check the address, make sure you know how to get there. If you drive leave earlier than you would incase there’s traffic, no parking spaces or roadworks. If you need to take public transport leave extra early as they can be unreliable and make sure that you always have a backup plan. IT IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON’T TURN UP LATE!!!!! 

 

What to wear:

It is important that you look the part so dress for the occasion appropriately. If you don’t have a suit jacket and skirt or trousers to go with it then it is definitely worth investing in getting one as there will be many other occasions it may come in use. I would personally stick to black, grey and navy or dark browns and avoid bright colours as it may be distracting. Make sure your shirt is ironed as they will definitely notice the effort you put in. Don’t be revealing, don’t wear a skirt that is too short and button up your shirt (there are no men to impress and getting the job is your priority). Wear heels if you feel comfortable wearing them (not too high) but just to make your appearance more elegant. Don’t go overboard on jewellery, I would advise to wear a watch, and a ring or two, keep it minimal. And lastly, have your hair up in a bun as it will give them the impression you are trying hard, had time to do your hair and it won’t take the attention away from the main thing, your face.

 

What to bring:

Every company is different, I know that with mine we got sent a list of things we had to bring which were our passport of course, 2 passport sized photo’s, a bill or something to show as proof of your address, national insurance number,etc. I’m not sure if they ask for the same thing everywhere but they will definitely let you know prior to the day. Other than that, you can always bring a notepad and pen to drop down some things, bring some snacks as the day will involve quite a bit of waiting, bobby pins to make sure your hair stays in place, the lipstick you’re wearing on the day and I wouldn’t worry about anything else.

 

What to expect on the day:

Interestingly my assessment day was on a Sunday morning (uhum…) at 8am but were asked to get there earlier than that. First of all we were all called into a conference room where we had our height measured and weight taken, had to give a copy of all the documents they asked us to bring on the day and after that we got seated in a different room, all 20ish of us and about 8-10 staff from the company. This was followed by a presentation introducing themselves and what they do and about the company background and general information. After that we took part in activities that allowed us to show our sales capabilities and how we would generally react in a situation which was all role-play, as well as being part of a group and having to organise something they instruct us to do. This exercise gives you a chance to stand out, being a leader, listening to others and making it a fun exercise. This was the make or break point where they decided if they thought you were right or not and if you were successful you were told shortly after which was followed by another presentation, going more in depth about salary, rosters, uniform, starting day, training,… Then the final step was a 1 to 1 interview and uniform fitting at the very end (which you can imagine was the best part).

In general I thought my assessment day was amazing and loved every minute of it. The staff who held the interview were lovely, very professional and all cabin crew so they were really able to give us an insight of what to expect and got us very excited! 

The one advise I would give is to just be yourself and to enjoy it, try not to be too nervous as it might show a different side of you and be chatty, they like that. 🙂

 

Hope this has been useful to some of you, let me know if anyone has an assessment day going on anytime soon and I’m here if you have any questions, I’ve been through it myself.

 

Evelin x

 

How my journey of becoming an air hostess began…

Have I always wanted to become an air hostess?

How did I decide what airline I wanted to work for?

Was it an easy process? (no, no it wasn’t…)

“Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you on board this…”

Before applying at the airline I had previously worked as a bartender and waitress at a hotel where they had weddings, birthday parties and other events organised every single week. I started off working there whilst I was still at school, part time then it turned full time. I enjoyed meeting hundreds of people every week, working with people my age and it was often very fun, although more often I was exhausted, long days, drunk customers, but I was used to it. After I had left school I wanted to move on and start a proper career… (which also meant acting as an adult, having more responsibilities and having a real job!!)

So I applied at recruitment companies (about 20 of them, which now looking back was a bad idea) long story short I was invited to 3 interviews, turned down by all of them at the final stage because they thought I was too nice for the job… TOO NICE?? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THIS IS AN INTERVIEW, IM TRYING TO IMPRESS YOU OF COURSE IM GOING TO BE NICE!!! So I walked out, wandering across the streets of a town I haven’t been before, trying to find my way home whilst being on the phone to my boyfriend practically crying and being angry at the same time…At this point, I was jobless, lost all motivation and had no idea what to do with my life… then one afternoon I found out the airline was hiring… 

Many of the girls I currently work with wanted to become an air hostess for years and years, had tried with many other airlines before getting a job somewhere… where on the other hand I had no idea, I always looked up to cabin crew when I was younger and wondered how they were able to do it… so one day I applied and got a call back that same day saying I was invited to an assessment day. 

My God am I actually doing this? How will I cope? Am I suited for this job? I’m going to have a proper career!? 

When I told people I applied and was accepted, the feedback I got was lovely and didn’t expect it, saying I was suited for that job more than anything else and how perfectly that matched my personality which made me feel surprised and relieved.

First step was applying, then recording and sending off a video answering some questions, after that was the assessment day which I was so nervous for, I had never been to one before, I didn’t know anything about aviation or what they do. But it turned out to be an amazing day where I met lots of people, learned about the company and generally became so so excited!

I will write a separate post about the assessment day, go into more detail on how it went, what we had to do, a few tips and all the different stages…

The general process between applying and starting the 5 week long training was what seemed like forever. No matter what job you get at the airport, they require a 5 year long history check which has to include previous addresses, schools/college, previous employment, holidays/travelling, everything… and you can imagine how long this took… *eye-roll* 

Looking back, this has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. Chose the right airline and I enjoy every day of it more than I should. I’m enthusiastic about waking up at 4am (when normally I could barely get up at 10am), spending 18 hours on a plane in one go, standing up all day, I enjoy every second of it…

Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as me writing it.

Evelin x 

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