Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cafetalk Beauty Lesson with Zeenat (Eng) -taster series number 4

Skincare consultancy Lesson with Zeenat

Yeah, yes yes, I am trying to type things up before I forget. So being an avid beauty blogger, you think you know all about skincare and beauty products. in fact, I probably know a lot more than I should have and have stacks at home I do not need. I tried to organise my beauty stash and purchased some Muji drawers which is keeping me at bay to splash more, yet I can't resist walking into that Boots shop on Oxford Street, and trying out all their high street beauty... (Lemming over that Barry M lipsticks)

Back to the lesson, since I had a makeup lesson I thought I will try with a skin care consultancy lesson. I am in a phrase where I am not too sure about my skin, and had some major outbreaks since I cam back from Hong Kong. Also, I thought I will update myself with some skincare products news by taking a lesson with Zeenat.

The tutor:
Zeenat is based in Germany now and working on her PhD. She is a linguist and loves beauty and makeup. She is very softly spoken and would be great for anyone who wants to gain more confidence with their verbal English skills.

The Lesson:
We had a consultation and we talked about my skin condition, my problems and worries. I throw a few questions whether I am doing the right thing, like the cleansing routine, makeup removal routine and we did share a few products that we use ourselves. (To identify if someone knows their skincare routine, ask if they have or know Clarisonic, it will show). I talked about the eye care and we exchanged our views on some Western European brand, like Clinique, Clarins etc. it was a bit too short to go into depth!!
Zeenat knows her stuff as I throw quite a few hard questions (Sorry! I don't meant to, but can't help) but if anyone wants to learn more about European products, Zeenat definitely have the answer.

I have had my series of lessons on the makeup and beauty on cafe talk and all have been very interesting. I  really like the concept of learning at home and discussing with tutors over the internet. I only recently arranged a tutor on Skype for my student and his feedback was very good as well. There are so much opportunities from Cafetalk and definitely worth it.

This post is written in the memory of Mui Chu (2009-2015)

Cafetalk Beauty Lesson with Katia (Eng) -taster series number 3


I'm back.  And I have some good yet sorrow time in the last month, of course the happy thing is I went back to Hong Kong, and worked myself very very hard during that time. I even managed to squeeze  in a day trip to Guangzhou and Macao as well. It sounds glamorous but running your own business means you need to work hard and get some returns. If you want to be a young entrepreneur, take this advice, you are the biggest asset in your business, and you need to work every drop of it.

Ok, back to my cafe talk review, I had a very very interesting lesson with Katia, before it was interrupted with some sad events (I prefer to talk about it at the end of the post). It was fun, and never ever, I see myself in the same thing again.

I booked some lessons with her to talk about clothes. What Katia offers, is to talk about your wardrobe and suggest pieces you should throw away, and pieces you should keep. Now, this is a type of advice only celebrity can get, and getting this on cafe talk is definitely something with a lot of fun.

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The lesson:
We started with talking about my very happy wedding life and how I put on 10 kg since I met my husband, and continue to gain. And being a businesswoman with a face of 24, I need to look more mature when I see my clients. Katia listened and we talked about my obvious weakness, which is to embrace my body, and also to look at clothes that suit my body size.

She went through my wardrobe using Skype (having an Ipad helps as you can switch your camera) and I managed to show her my whole wardrobe, and she can have a sneak peak of my Pink obsession. The amount of uber pink clothes was simple "Shocking". We went through some of my recent items and discuss why they suit or not suit. Many becomes the not suit category as it tries to hide my body feature than enhancing it.

The tutor:
Katia is so much fun with work with! I really enjoyed it and we always have a laugh when I pull out something from my wardrobe. To have someone giving advice for fashion is not easy. Because mainly it is actually criticism against your original taste. So to have humorous tutor working with you, making you feel less awkward and even helping you to understsand your own needs is extremely important.

My verdict:
Highly recommended to anyone who is struggling with their wardrobe, but this is not a one-off lesson, I would recommend you aim to take at least 3-4 lessons with Katia just to solve a simple wardrobe problem. There are some diagnostic sessions and advisory session, also she needs to help to suggest actual products for you to try and think about. But hey, a celebrity experience. Oh yes.

This post is written in the memory of Mui Chu. She died 1 week later we had the lesson due to pancreatic cancer. (2009-2015)


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