Thursday, August 27, 2009

Estee Lauder Model Search 2009, My Experience

7th of July 2009, can be counted as one of the important day of the year especially this year as I'm trying to realise one of my dream on this day.

Ahh~ I love number 7!

And as usual, the 3 of us will be heading out to make my dream come true!

*Xuan Xuan looks funny sleepy here!!! and Pardon Moi's naked face, this is how moi looks like when no make up on!!*

*Yeng ar!!!*

After Bun went to Post Office to finish his things, then we head to my dreamland...


Of course not KLCC la, is the Concourse Area of KLCC, where Estee Lauder is helding a function for the Model Search 2009!

Year 2007, I told my mum that there's this model search thingy going on... And surprisingly she's supporting me to go on with it! But too bad that time I was not really free for the period when they hold the event, so I'll make up my regret today!

*So Model Glam-ish!*

I walk up to their registration counter and made the payment for this. RM280 for your information.

Most of the people will think this kind of events are bluffing people and just for money purpose, and yes, I'm totally agree with you, their main purpose are just to attract more sales....

But another side of my story will be, I have to leave a memorial thing i.e. potrait or something for this year! Year 2009! If I don't, for sure I will regret!

So, I choose this event to realise my dream and so-call-target...

When I sign up and waiting for make-up artist to do my make-up, I can feel my heart beating as fast as it can! Is this how it feels like when you're going after what you wish? If yes, I think I felt something amazing!!!

And during the begining of make-up session, I was afraid to take out my camera to snap pictures as you know, these big brand companies always have something they want to keep secret or so call their own policies...

And after telling myself to be brave and just snap, this is it:

*Can you feel my fear of being told not to take pictures?*

I'm very curious how bloggers manage to come over the embarassing moments of being told 'No Photos Allowed'? Won't you feel embarassed of being confront like this???

I think I'm one girl that lack of bravery... I need to accumulate more and more life experiences to achieve more in my life I think.

*My assigned make-up artist applying blusher on my cheek bone*

*Now make my lips sexy please, I wanna seduce all the judges and let me win! XD*

*Make up DONE!*

*The final photo at the make up station, and that's my make-up artist Fara! She's cute and nice!*

For the make-up, we're given 4 types of make-up for selection. I really don't know what kind of make-up I'm suit with, so the decision is make by Fara the make-up artist. And mine was 'Classic Beauty'.

That's why you see all the 'earth tone colours' on my face.

And next station will be....

*Hairdo station!*

*Say good bye ugly hairstyle!*

During the hair curling process, the hair stylist was super talkative! We talked like we know each other for years!!! But too bad, we did not leave numbers or msn to each other... LOL! I'm not S&A anymore...

But I still remember he's from Miko at Sg Wang branch *wink* Let's see if this fate of being friends can continue or not :D

And after hairdo, we have to change to dress for the photoshoot session.

All dresses are sponsored by Eclipse. Lots of dress, mainly plain style, but a lot of colours... Got white, pink, yellow, red.....

and I got...

*Purple Toga Dress!!! XD And too, decision on which dress is not mine too, I think I don't really understand my style, which is a bad thing :(*

*Me camwhoring in the changing room... And takes too long time, the girl in charge knock door asked is everything ok!!! LOL!*

*Me love toga dress!!! I want one! *Prays Bun read this and can buy one for me!!! XD*

I was nervous during the photo taking session... But the photographer said I'm quite good at posing and asked do I always go for photoshoots! That really add some confidence in me!

After snapping around 10 - 15 frames of pictures, there ends my photo taking session...

Change back to my own apparels and I waited for 10 minutes till my turn to choose which photo I wanna print it out.

As I mentioned earlier, all these are just trying to persuade woman to splurge more and more money in making this one time experience unforgettable.

I paid RM280 for this model search thingy, and I will get RM230 worth of Estee Lauder products. So it'll be RM50 for the potrait thingy.

So once you saw 10 - 15 pictures of you uploaded into their pc for a preview, sure you heart goes all itchy and think: Aiyo~ All also pretty leh~ Which photo I'm going to choose to print out??? Only can print ONE... Wasted la....

And this time, at the very moment when you're telling your heart to settle down for ONE prettiest shot, the person will tell you: Actually we got some other options to print more shots of you... You can choose this: 1 big frame and 3 small frame of pics for RM1xx... Or you can buy a CD contains all the pictures of you for RM100!

Sounds tempting, but for me who is seriously poor, I do not have extra moolah to spend on these. Say bye bye to all the pictures of mine. :( But still I gave in and paid extra RM10 on laminating a water-resistant film on top of my picture so the colours won't fade easily.

One frame choosen, and now for the retoucher to put on some magic! You can see clearly the difference of before and after the photoshopping process!

And all I remember is they adjust brightness and contrast, clear off the blemishes and skin imperfections, cloning, and liquify a bit! And too make the picture more pefect, they added some blur-ish feeling! All photoshop process done within minutes! PRO!!!

After I get my A4 potrait, I head to another side and redeem the products.

And to my surprise, there's hell lotsa of products!!! From skin care to make-up to fragrances... Honestly, I don't know which to choose!

After the sales assistant explained and introduce, I made up my mind and wanna get the limited edition model search make-up kit which cost RM220. That means I still have RM10 balance... Bah~ Who cares, I just want to go home earlier, I'm tired.

BUT... the sales assistant said I'm not allowed to redeem anything lower than RM230 value... That means I need to buy something, make the value above RM230 only I can redeem the products.


I'm kinda pissed off with this rule! But the only thing I can do is cursing in my heart and turn to Bun, ask him in a super duper small act-cute voice whether he's willing to pay for the extra amount....

And he gave me a face full of darkness, showing me white eyes and telling me for being such an idiot for getting conned. And kena conned so OFFICIALLY!

I asked that sales person what's the cheapest item in their product range, she said either one tone eye shadow or eyeliner.

So, I paid an extra RM60 for the eyeliner in order to redeem the make-up kit and at the same time, feeling pissed off. What a lousy purchasing experience!

And that'll will be the end of the whole model search experience. Lousy ending.

After that, me and Bun decided to go to Isetan baby's room to rest a while. Bun is taking care of Xuan Xuan for almost one and a half hour while I'm not around.

And me, whom feet pain due to long hours of walking and standing with a pair of heels, seriously need some rest too!

*Of course, I don't wanna miss any opportunity to capture that day's beauty... Here's Leng zai Xuan Xuan and Leng lui ME! XD*

*IF Xuan Xuan is not moving, this will be a PERFECTO picture, sighs...*

*This lil fella is sneaking something out of the bag! Catch him!!!*

And a series of me camwhoring pixxie:

*Do I look good in curls?*

*Act Cute LOL!*

*woooooo~ Dunno wooooooo what!*

*Moi Love Moi's Long Eyelashes... Real eyelashes!!!!*

*And dunno why, we went outside the park there dunno for what!*

*This will officially be my MOST EXPENSIVE make-up of the moment! Fucking RM60 for an eyeliner wtf!*

And by here I end this post!!!!!!!!

Bye Bye~!!!

Haha~ What you mean by: WAIT! WHERE'S YOUR POTRAIT!!!???????

Okay la Okay la.... I show you la..... You scroll down see....

Since I don't have scanner, so I gotta take picture of it... So the quality will be lousy a bit....

Here it is.....

Jeng Jeng Jeng Jeng...............

*Bonjour! Je'mappelle Reiko. Comment' allez vous?*



Reiko The Rainbow Girl said...

wow... ur look totally chnaged :)

Reiko The Rainbow Girl said...

Wow, you are a one brave blogger Reiko!
You dare to snap pics!
If I were there, I dun think I will =X
I scared ppl asked" hey! what are you doing?" LOL

xD Waaaa you look so different!!!!!
Very and more leng lui than before. ahahaha
Not means before not leng lui, it is. but now level up jor LOL

Seriously, this hairstyle suits you. Makes you look more confident ^^

Waaaaa I hate Estee Lauder lor, sure will persuade you to buy this buy that
But then okay lor, I means is once in awhile.
Made your dream come true wor...
But then the eyeliner still expensive O_O...............

Congratulation on realizing one of your dreams ^^

Reiko The Rainbow Girl said...

hey!! You look so pretty, I think the potrait is perfectly done!