My Make Up Book UpdateMay 17, 2013
So, just in short..
In case you want to read the long reasons why, please prepare a cup of tea to accompany you while reading on my rambling story
Okay, I give you 5 minutes
So, I received the offer for making the book since a year ago. I worked so hard for the script, and to make it as easy as possible for even beginners
The reason in the first place why I accepted the job, was because they said that they would like to get it for Korean-Japanese Make Up
It is something that I am quite confident about
I do not think that my make up is that great, but Korean-Japanese Make Up are quite easy to follow, and I love doing Japanese make up. As for Korean, well, if you can do Japanese Make up, I am sure you can also do Korean Make Up as well cos it's simpler
So, I accepted it..
Thinking that it wouldn't be that difficult
Since it's made for beginner
I wasn't that confident because I dont know much about American Look.. After a long debate, I gave up and put some Western Looks.
I worked for the looks.. I need to get 10 looks at least for the book. And the models are also from me. I asked my model friends, my uni friends, as well as some bloggers help to appear on my book
Then we did the photoshoot around, October? If I am not mistaken..
My home, is at North Jakarta.. And I had fashion brand to sponsor the items for me. But for each day, they could only lend me 10 items from their brand. Yes, 10 Items! So 1 shoes, 1 top, 1 pants, are considered 3 items
And I had to come to South Jakarta area, to get the items.. And need to return it with perfect conditions [otherwise I'll have to pay for it], within 3 days. And the photo studio was at Central Jakarta. And Jakarta, is very worst in traffic, like, seriously
So the schedule becomes like going back and forth from North [home] to South [borrow clothes], then the day after, go back to Central for photoshoot until late. And the day after must return it again
It happened like 3/4 times? Within 1 month
I know it's probably not considered that much-work, but I had school everyday, not to mention still need to maintain my blog, and task, and such
I rest assured after it's done. During November, I had 2 beauty classes then.. I focused my free time for that class. I would like to give something for my readers as well as meet them..
Then when I went to Lampung, they suddenly contacted me and demanded more photoshoots!!
They said they would like to make the book contain more fashion shots. And I was like Isn't it make up book?
The editor told me that the boss would like to see more fashion photos as it weren't enough for them. They would like to get 2 fashion outfits for 1 make up look
Well, why didn't they ask me before that?? So I said impossible, since I was in Lampung, and I already skipped classes a lot for the October shot
And December I had my final-exam and school is important for me. And January I had to go to Japan. So no time at all
They finally gave up, and said okay the book would be finish soon. At first they said November, then December, then at last January..
I was very happy and reading it altogether with my mom.. Finally all the problems are finished!
That's why I made announcement for the book. I don't like to announce something that's unfixed yet..
But although I came back in February, there's no sign of the book launched on the store
I received an email at last, they said they're working on the layout again. They wanted to change the layout. So I waited
Then they said again after weeks, that they would like to still put more fashion looks again on the book
And I was like "But the E-Book has finished, and everything's okay back then. Why need to put more fashion look again?"
They blamed the models right now. They said the models that I got back then, weren't good enough in posing so they would like to change them on the fashion shots. But there's no need to re-take the make up sessions
To be honest I do not want to get the shoots again since it's taking so much time, and my schedule is very very hectic I hardly have time to hang out with my friends as well.. But cos I felt bad for the fashion sponsor since they waited so long for my book, and for fashion, it's whether autumn-winter, or spring-summer right? So the fashion was about to out-dated!
I thought of making the fashion shots the last chance. All for good..
Then during long conversation, they suddenly demanded more, they would like to get EVERYTHING re-done.. Not only the fashion, but also the make up..
They said, they're going to publish it after that around June
And I snapped
Why, the book, that has been done, and I already received the E-Book already.. And just need to wait to be printed out, needs to be redone? They already asked me to show it to some colleagues of mine for testimonial on the back of my book.. I even already sent one to Kak Diana Rikasari [top fashion blogger]
Also before, when we did photoshoot in October, they said they would publish it around November, then December, then January.. Now they said by re-doing it, they're trying to make it out around June but I cant believe it will be on time
So many inconsistencies in their words, so I make a choice to not believe them anymore
I quickly apologized to the fashion sponsor and compensated them in return of their loss
I, do not wish to work on this book further
It wastes so much time and effort
I also want to apologize to my readers who have been waiting and asking me so many times on twitter and facebook regarding my book
But that's the truth
in fact, I do not really blame them either
It's also because my schedule is too busy to catch up with a single request of job
And in case if people are wondering why I am busy
Well, I have classes, EVERYDAY
Yes, although I am on my 3rd year of university, I have no holiday during weekdays, unlike other universities
I envy those who only come 2-3 times a week
Also I have job, I need to maintain my blog, which requires quite a lot of energies
I have beauty class sometimes
I had projects back then, like NHK Kawaii International and such. And in the future I have more upcoming projects
But like I said, I am not a person who wants to announce something when it's not fixed yet. So please just wait
Not that I abandon any of you or my friends. But I hardly have time to even reply my close friends message on LINE [the only message application I use these days] because either I was too busy or too tired
I wish you guys would still support me in the future
Right now, I don't think that I am going to make a make up book anytime sooner. During my experience, I find it's too hassle. Probably it's the publishing company, but also probably my fault as well for being too busy to meet work demand out of blue
All in all, I take it as a life lesson