Balance Me Beauty Voyage and a Mini-review

~Sunday, 03.08.2014~

Have you entered Balance Me’s Beauty Voyage competition? The competition launched at the beginning of July and luckily enough I was in China at that point with my Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream (which I reviewed here). I was really chuffed when they emailed me about this competition because I’m like “an expert” in capturing beauty products with lifestyle backgrounds. 
Anyways, the competition rules are pretty simple and is open to all Balance Me fans! All you have to do is to capture a photo of your Balance Me product(s) at your current holiday location and upload it to Facebook or Twitter under the hashtag #BalanceMeAway if you’re on holiday abroad or #BalanceMeHome if you’re on a break in the UK. Just search for the hashtag, it’s pretty self-explanatory. 
With a year’s practice of taking photos outdoors, I won last week’s #BalanceMeAway competition with the Wonder Eye Cream at The Forbidden City. Luckily enough, two winners are picked each week during the whole of July and August, so get snapping!
Other than inviting me to join the competition, Balance Me team also kindly sent over a Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist for me to get me started. Unfortunately, I managed to spill half of it in my bag…. clumsy clumsy! 🙁 Luckily enough, there are still a fair amount of content left in there to last me a couple of months.
I really enjoyed using this face mist because it’s nice and refreshing. The scent of roses and pineapples are very sweet and uplifting. The ingredient “hyaluronic acid” also means that a spritz of this Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist will give you an instant moisture boost. I’ve only used this for two weeks, but I love it already and I always look forward to using it. 
Beauty Voyage Photo Tips
Getting a “picture perfect” entry isn’t easy. My main tips for taking product photos outdoors is not to be afraid of strangers staring at you! Haha! Find a nice location and a flat surface to capture the product and you’re good to go. I personally prefer “hand-free” product photos to eliminate an extra distraction in a setting that is already complicated on its own. I always look for grass and elevated surfaces to place my products. I often end up crawling on all four or lying on the ground in public places in order to get the background I need. 
It’s all about experimenting! Here are three photos I took at Kew Gardens, all with the same background, but different perspectives. Start experimenting and good luck!

Disclaimer: *This product was sent to me for review purposes, but the words in this post are 100% my own.
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