13 Jul 2013

Pride Magazine Work Experience

Yesterday, marked the end of my 2 week beauty/fashion work experience with Pride Magazine :(
On the first day, I met the Pride Team; Shevelle (Beauty/Fashion Editor), Gloria (Entertainment Editor), Afua (Features Editor), Isabel (Head of Production) and briefly met CJ (Publisher/Editor).
 My tasks have been very varied, and have ranged from vox popping members of the public, to writing copy for the beauty and fashion sections, attending press events, and conducting research.
 Although I was based in the beauty/fashion department, I was sometimes set tasks from Entertainment or Features. Overall, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pride Magazine and would definitely recommend Pride to budding journalists looking for worthwhile placements. Pride is not one of those placements where you'll be left twiddling your thumbs, nor is it one of those places where you'll be making your Editor endless cups of tea, or be required to memorise your Editor's lunch order. However, it is one of those places where you'll be given the chance to develop your writing and communication skills and also get a proper insight into the work life of a journalist. The Pride Team is small- 5 members put the whole magazine together- so work experience interns are appreciated and if you consider yourself to be a slacker, then this probably isn't the placement for you!
 I'm very proud to call myself a (former) Pride intern, see what I did there? Pride Magazine has definitely been my best placement to date and you'll definitely be hearing more about Pride in the future as I've been invited back! I can't wait to go back, there's something very refreshing about working for a Black-owned company, where 80% of the staff are Black!
 Highlights: 1) Visiting celebrity hairstylist Dionne Smith (she's done Nollywood actresses Genevieve Nnaji & Yvonne Okoro's hair, Chanel Iman's as well as the casts of Sket & Anuvahood etc.) to get my hair done, in order to write a hair review for the 'Salon Spy' page of Pride.
2) How kind is Shevelle? Look at the goodies she gave me when I left: (Hint: Items Left-Right)






2True Pro Metallica Nail Polish (10 ml)
Collection 60 Seconds Hot Looks: 67-Desert Rose, 65- Scorched, 66-Aztec Gold (8ml each)
Models Own Artstix Nail Beads- Neon Pink (BD0002) Fizz (14 g)
NYX Gel Liner & Smudger (3 g)
Wen Sweet Almond Mint Texture Balm (10 g)
Beever Rich Repair Conditioner (280 ml)
 Caribbean Essentials Re-Energising Moisture Milk (100ml)
 Suncoat All Natural Nail Polish Remover Gel (30 ml)
KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow (1.64g)
Sleek Flick It Eyeliner- 993- Purple Aura (10 g)
Miners Maxi Mascara Waterproof-Black (8 ml)
Clinique Chubby Stick-09 Lavish Lilac (3g)
Double Floral Ring *
Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil- Purple Sapphire (1.1 g)
Miners Luxe LipsLuxe Lips Creme Gloss- Uptown Girl (*)
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Ultimate Lash and Brow Serum  (4.6ml)
NYX Mosaic Powder Blush-06 Rosey (5.7g) 
MAC Eyeshadow Bright Orange (1.3g)
 NYX Cosmetics 'Smokey Fume' The Smokey Eyeshadow Palette (6 g)

Please note the quantity shown in bracket, refers to the amount I have, as opposed to the store size.
*Size/Origin unknown

Do let me know in the comments section below:
What was your favourite feature in this month's Pride?
What post would you like to see next on LouLou Daniels (please see checklist below)?

*Fashion* Autumn/Winter Trends 2012 OR OOTN Video
*Beauty* #ProductsThatIRegretBuying
*Religion/Spiritual*
*Miscellaneous* Random, e.g. Picture post
*Topical* Fifty Shades of Bullsh*t (Top Lies Men Say)


As always, stay blessed and beautiful dolls xoxo