The girls shared that it’s so hard to deal with criticism, more so that usually, bashers come from this mindset that just because you’re sharing snippets of your life in your vlog, that they have a say in how you live your life. So it’s important to screen feedback that’s constructive versus feedback that’s plain toxic, and to steer clear from toxicity before it goes on to affect your mentality.
They also shared that it’s not about stressing the numbers. Numbers can fluctuate, but what’s important is to always come up with content that you think is timely, relevant, and value adding to your audience.
One of the interesting things Heart shared is that she sleeps with a lot of pillows, because her mother taught her that sleeping with your head down will contribute to premature aging and sagging skin. She shared that she used to like getting a tan, but due to the extreme damage that the sun can cause, she’s been staying away from unnecessary sun exposure.
There was also a discussion on how Cosmo editors do what they do! Ira Nopuente and Retty Contreras shared that they do read all the feedback they get, whether good or bad, and use the feedback they get in deciding what direction to go for and what articles to write next. They explain it as if it’s so simple, but in reality, it’s a lot more complicated than that, and I commend them for their quick wits! As someone who technically can be considered a beauty writer, I know how hard it is to cover everything going on in the beauty world in a timely manner. They really are just so dedicated and passionate about what they’re doing that they have continuously come up with good content all this time.
And yaaay, let’s talk sales! Ellana Minerals had a boot showcasing their popular mineral face powders.
Selfie time! With Ysa of Cosmo. She and I share a K-pop addiction as she also has a role for Sparkling magazine…
And I met my idol Mixi! Mixi is more or less the flatlay girl at Cosmo, so as someone who does flatlays a lot, I really admire her work all the time. And OMG! May kwento ako! It was a summer layout done by Mixi for Cosmo that had this really cute doughnut design drink floater. I was so inspired by the editorial that I ordered a floater online only to be sent a full size lifesaver wahahaha. I just had to tell Mixi what happened.