I thought I kick off my weekly blogs by sharing my unforgettable experience in Turkey so read along to find out about my trip and also the products I used for the production of the 26th and 27th episodes of MedCezir. Please feel free to comment and spread the love of CHIDEM.
If you follow me on my Facebook or Twitter page, you would have read that I was going to Turkey for both fun and business, but kept the business part a little secret till it was all confirmed. But now that it is, I am so happy to announce that CHIDEM is now the official sponsors for skin and hair care of the most popular Turkish T.V. Series; Medcezir - which is the Turkish version of the American Teen Drama Series "The O.C". Remember Ryan, Marissa and Summer? Well in Turkey now everyone is in love with the four: Yaman, Mira, Eylul and Mert! I am a real believer of the powers of universe and when you work really hard for something and put your absolute all in to achieving what you want, nothing can stop you. Just have faith and believe!
How it all initiated? From England, I arranged a meeting with one of the biggest producing company; Ay Yapim - which is the producing company of MedCezir (The O.C). They already knew about CHIDEM from various blog posts and recommendations. In the meeting I explained the ingredients of our products, their benefits, our values and scientific manufacturing techniques. They endorsed the fact that all the products are produced in a laboratory by me with outstanding scientific practise and not in a continuous manufacturing plant. Additionally they thought it was great that I personally liaise with each and every one of our clients to ensure they understand which ingredients are best suited for their need, and so they asked me if I could do this for the cast. After all who wouldn't want their own beauty products to be made exclusively for them? We all have different needs and concerns and it is so important to use products that are best suited for our own skin type. During set, actors and actresses put a tonne of makeup on their faces to cover any blemishes and to reflect back the light of the cameras, so it is important to prep the skin with nutrition rich products that contains its own unique blend of botanical ingredients.
On the day, we shook hands with Ay Yapim's Sponsor Leader and she introduced me to their make-up artist team. The next day I was invited to the production set to meet the cast and to perform their skin analysis. I can easily say that it was one of the best experiences I lived so far - I was excited, happy, VERY happy, confident but nervous - just imagine a mix of all these emotions! I arrived to the set and all the staff and the cast were soooo friendly, and exactly how they are in their role. The team was professional, kind and very hospitable. After an hour of being there it felt like I knew them all for ages and was part of the team. On the day I performed their skin analysis by asking questions related to their daily beauty routine, skin type and their specific needs. Together with Serenay Sarikaya and Cagatay Ulusoy we did a facial ritual by first washing our faces with the Beauty of Youth Vitamin Cream Cleanser and then with Clarifying Greens Sebum Balancing Gel Cleanser. We then applied the Beauty of Youth Energizing Firming Mist. I applied the Beauty of Youth Beauty Crème on Serenay and Moisture Therapy Hydration Crème on Cagatay. Finally I brightened their eye are with the to work her wonders. Beauty of Youth Illuminating Eye Crème with Caviar Extract. Their skin instantly looked brightened, smoothed and nourished. I then handed their beautiful faces to the very talented Make-Up Artist Hatice Gulen.
Now I am back in England and currently formulating exclusive organic skin and hair care products for Serenay Sarikaya, Cagatay Ulusoy, Hazar Erguclu, Baris Falay, Taner Olmez, Mine Tugay and Sebnem Donmez to take back with me in April when I next visit them in Turkey. I am also producing skin and hair care collection products to be used during set by the make-up artists before applying make-up. All my product formulations are confidential and I treat my clients with respect so I wouldn't give any specific details on their skin type and what their formulation will consist of but I prepared a list of the collection items that will be used on set as so many of you have wondered and asked me. And here it is:
Eye Cream: Beauty of Youth Illuminating Eye Crème
Hair Products (Order via: firstname.lastname@example.org): KEPRO Growth Formula Vitamin Hair Mist, KEPRO Growth Formula Hair Treatment Mask, KEPRO Growth Formula Hair Treatment Serum.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this blog. Remember that I am here to answer any queries or concerns you have so please do not hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share the blog and comment below. Next, I was thinking of writing you my daily skin routine and what products I use on myself :) What do you think? What would you like to know?
With my love to all,
Creator of CHIDEM