Habar nu am ce ati facut voi in perioada 20 martie-31 martie, dar va pot spune ca eu am calatorit in cea mai frumoasa experienta de pana acum. Peste 1900 de km am mers inconjurata de produsele Andra Cosmetics (la propriu, uneori le tineam si in brate) si am descarcat si incarcat de 18 ori cutii intregi, valize, roll-upuri si alte chestiuni. De 18 ori. Inca resimt febra musculara de la scarile Hotelului Stefani din Sibiu si visez la piscina din Bistrita pe care am ratat-o din lipsa de timp. Pe mana stanga am inca o vanataie mare de la scaunul de make-up al Sinzianei si cel mai important sufletul inca imi zambeste de la imbratisarile voastre. Dragi make-up artisti, sunteti misto si ma bucur mult ca v-am cunoscut live.

Cand am plecat de acasa pe 20 martie, stiam ca va fi greu, stiam ca va fi o nebunie, stiam ca nu am inventat noi seminariile de make-up si mai stiam ca nimeni nu le face cum aveam noi de gand. Nimeni nu s-a gandit la ideea de comunitate, la prietenia dintre make-up artisti, la un seminar de make-up bazat mult si pe psihologie (participantii stiu la ce ma refer), dar ne-am gandit noi si iata ca ne-a iesit.

Acum dupa 4 zile de cand ne-am intors, inca ne mai scriem pe grup despre cum “Sinziana isi da pielea jos fara sa-I curga sange” – participantii stiu ca asta a fost vorba unui copil cand a vazut paleta Glamcor. Sau cum Miss PR taie si spanzura pe toata lumea, dar bine le face. Sau cum eu rad fara oprire atunci cand rad cu pofta sau cum dupa o noapte nebuna la Cluj cand am schimbat hotelul, aproape ca dormeam in picioare in timp ce strangeam trusa.

Am strans in 10 zile o groaza de amintiri pe care am de cand sa le povestesc pe rand, in mai multe articole,  ca sa ma pot bucura de ele, sa ofer fiecarui moment din caravana exact ceea ce merita, atentie, imbratisare si rememorare.

E minunat sa stai in spatele salii, sa o privesti pe Sinziana cum vorbeste despre  marea ei pasiune si sa vezi atatia oameni care sorb fiecare cuvintel si il scriu pe hartie, care se bucura de moment, care la pauza socializeaza si fac poze, care fac cunostinta si spun “A, si eu te stiu de pe facebook”. Ne-am strans parca ca o mare familie, mai intim si mai frumos decat la marile targuri unde mi se mai intampla sa cunosc oamenii din online.

M-am bucurat sa vad ca “avatarul” de pe facebook care tot da likeuri la postarile mele de fapt e un suflet cald, care vine si ma priveste in ochi si imi strange mana. Gest care nici macar nu mai are nevoie de like, caci spune totul.

In ciuda a ceea ce se spune despre mine, eu sunt o tipa sensibila, incat greu imi dau jos carapacea de pe mine si ma expun lumii pe tava. Recunosc ca in ultimii 2 ani am lucrat intens la deschiderea mea in fata celorlalti (de aici si ideea cu blogul) , insa nimic nu m-a ajutat mai tare decat acest proiect, sa realizez ca sunt o sumedenie de oameni frumosi in fata carora merita sa te deschizi, sa iti permiti sa razi cu gura pana la urechi, sa te arati asa cum esti si chiar sa plangi daca filmul din prezentare te emotioneaza.

Dragi make-up artisti, sunteti misto si va multumesc pentru lectia pe care mi-ati oferit in aceasta caravana. Suntem #TogetherforBeauty si asta ma face cea mai fericita.

Pe curand,

A voastra,

Andra

 

English version, thanks to www.publitrad.ro

 

Dear make-up artists, you are cool!

 

I have no idea what you did during March 20 – March 31, but I can tell you I had the most beautiful traveling experience so far. I traveled for over 1900 km surrounded by Andra Cosmetics products (literally, sometimes I held them on my lap) and unloaded and loaded full boxes, suitcases, roll-ups and other stuff 18 times. 18 times! I still feel the muscle fever from climbing the stairs at Stefani Hotel in Sibiu and dream about the pool in Bistrita that I missed because there wasn’t enough time. On my left hand, I still have a bruise from Sinziana’s make-up chair and most importantly, my soul still smiles because of your hugs. Dear make-up artists, you are cool and I’m glad I met you face to face.

 

When I left home, on March 20, I knew it would be difficult, I knew it would be crazy, I knew we hadn’t invented make-up seminars and I also knew that nobody did them like we would. Nobody had thought about the idea of community, about the friendship between make-up artists, about a make-up seminar largely based on psychology (the attendees know what I’m talking about), but we thought about these and we succeeded.

 

Now, 4 days after we got back, we still post on our group about how “Sinziana removes her skin without bleeding” – the attendees know that this is what a child said after seeing the Glamcor palette. Or how Miss PR cuts and hangs everyone, but they had it coming. Or how I can’t stop laughing when I laugh heartily or how after a crazy night in Cluj, after changing hotels, we almost fell asleep standing, while packing the kit.

 

In 10 days, we gathered many memories that I will share with you one at a time, in several articles, so I can enjoy them, offering each moment of the caravan the attention, embrace and remembrance it deserves.

 

It’s wonderful to stand in the back of the room, watching Sinziana talk about her greatest passion and seeing so many people taking in her every word and writing it down, people that are enjoying the moment, that, during break time, take photos and socialize, make acquaintance and say “Oh, I know you from Facebook too”. It’s like we have gathered in one big family, more intimate and more beautiful than in the big fairs, when I happen to recognize people from the online site.

 

I was happy to see that the “avatar” from Facebook that keeps pressing Like on my posts is in fact a warm soul, who comes over and looks into my eyes and shakes my hand. A gesture that doesn’t even need Like anymore, because it says it all.

 

Despite what they say about me, I am a sensitive girl, so sensitive that it’s hard for me to open up and expose myself to the world. I admit that during the past 2 years, I have worked hard on opening up to other people (thus the blog idea), but nothing helped more than this project, realizing that there are many beautiful people that deserve your opening up and laughing heartily, showing yourself exactly as you are, and even cry if the presentation movie impresses you.

 

Dear make-up artists, you are cool and I thank you for the lesson you have taught me in this caravan. We are #TogetherforBeauty and that makes me the happiest.

 

See you soon,

 

Yours,

 

Andra