Meet Bridget - our superstar Social Media Manager!
Bridget Byrne, Social Media Manager and Customer Service, bellabox Australia
Hi, I’m Bridget and I am the Social Media Manager at bellabox! My job involves communicating with and looking after our much-loved customers and sharing photos, news and promotions on our Facebook pageand Twitter account. Another important part of my job is providing customer service to our members – if you email email@example.com, it will be me that replies to your questions, looks into any issues with your account and sorts out payment queries!
I’ve always loved dealing with people – after high school I studied to become a qualified dental assistant then worked at various dental surgeries and hospitals when I was studying Education at university. It wasn’t the most mainstream part time job to have – while my friends slaved away in restaurants and retail, I could be found helping extract teeth and perform root canals! After completing an Honours degree in Education in 2007, I decided to take a break from schools and studying so in 2008 I ran away to New York City to join a circus (literally - but that’s a whole new story!) and it was here through my NYC-dwelling sister I met Sarah and our friendship began. After teaching at both primary and secondary schools for the last few years, it was at the end of 2011 when I heard about the position at bellabox and decided it would be a good opportunity to take a break from the classroom while still utilising my communication skills and love for human interaction.
I’ve always had an interest in all things beauty and am not afraid to take risks in my appearance – see these pictures of when I decided to literally cut my hair in half last year! I love experimenting with make up and especially love going all out at Halloween – here are a few looks I’ve rocked in recent years!
Bridget's current beauty obsessions:
I recently returned from a trip to San Francisco and while I was there, I splashed my cash at beauty haven, Sephora. Although I admit some purchases may have been impulse buys (So much makeup! So little time!) there are two items I love and use every day.
The first is the ‘Brow Perfection Gel’ from Per-fekt – this tinted gel is amazing and it only takes one quick swipe to ensure my light brows are suitably shaded and set in place. The second is Benefit’s ‘They’re Real!’ mascara – the wand is like my very own magic wand and makes lashes appear from nowhere, really making it look like I’m wearing falsies! As you can imagine, I was super excited to learn that Benefit is now one of bellabox’s brand partners – I am a big fan of their products and hope we can bring you even more of their samples in future boxes.
For a product available locally and at a cheap as chips price, I also love the dark brown smoothness of Prestige’s ‘Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner’ in Espresso. I wear it almost every day and love how it makes my blue peepers pop!
Bridget's favourite bellabox products:
One of the great things I love about bellabox is having the chance to be introduced to new and exciting brands and products, in particular skincare. I believe that taking care of your skin is so important and having great skin means that any makeup product looks better - and you don’t have to use as much! As such, my picks from the bb store are focussed on making your skin look great.
Eborian BB Crème au Ginseng
I know, I know. You’ve heard this tune before, but it’s 100% true – Erborian’s BB Crème au Ginseng is amazing and it’s definitely my #1 product pick from the bellabox store! I wear the Light shade and find it blends into my skin perfectly, providing such a smooth finish - there hasn’t been one day in the last 3 or 4 months since my introduction that I haven’t worn it!
MeMeMe illuminator in Sunbeam
Another thing I’ve started using since working at bb is an illuminator and MeMeMe’s Beat the Blues illuminator in Sunbeam is the perfect shade for my pale skin. Applied high on my cheeks, up towards my brow bone and sometimes to the inner corner of my eye, it makes my skin appear like it's glowing!
Comvita Brightening Facial Exfoliant
Last but not least is a new addition to my routine, Comvita’s Brightening Facial Exfoliant. Sampled by all members in our April bellabox, this gentle exfoliant makes my skin feel baby soft and look radiant and clean. The twelve superstar polyphenolic antioxidants provide five times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C and the olive leaf extract brightens the complexion, making it the perfect choice for the upcoming cooler weather.
I hope you’ve enjoyed finally being able to put a face to the person behind the facebook posts and customer service emails! Stay tuned for next month's 'Meet the Team', where you will meet Natalie – our Sydney-based Brand Manager!