So, I've been a little busy since getting back from Romania but I finally found time to write this blog post! I'm excited to share my photos and experiences with you!
Oh, by the way, I took lots of video footage so I'm editing it all together and I might upload it as like a 'Vlog' on Youtube or something. But it's going to take a while to edit!
So, first I'll show you the shows I was on! Here they are all edited together into one video:
(There's so much that needs explaining, I'm going to explain it all later in the post! If you don't want to read this entire post then just scroll down to the screen-caps of the show, that's where I explain it all!)
So yeah, before I went I had mehndi on my hands:
It didn't come off in time for Romania. I would have put it on better if I knew I was going so soon!
Anyway, when we arrived in Romania, I was so tired (we got up at like 4am). We walked out of the airport and we were met with cameras. I didn't know they were filming that day and I looked such a mess haha. Luckily, I don't think they used any of the footage.
So we went to our hotel and went to sleep. The next day I was up at 5am and they came to film me getting ready. I put a few things out for them to film:
I tried telling them loads that I wasn't inspired by Barbie or dolls, I'm inspired by Japanese Gyaru! But I think they preferred to think I was inspired by 'Barbie' haha >_< It made me cringe a lot though because I don't think I look anything like barbie or a doll! I wish I did, but I don't!
Oh, that reminds me. I saw some comments on a Romanian news article about me and they were saying I'm copying someone called 'Valery something-or-other'...... I can't remember her name, it was long. But I researched her and she has the EXACT same makeup as me, the same hair and she even wears bindis! She's 10004235205 times more beautiful though and she has an amazing figure. I noticed she has only been looking like that for a couple of months, so it's annoyed me that people say I'm copying her. Neton said that he thinks she copied me but I think he's just saying that to make me feel better. I do think she must have gotten her inspiration from similar places as me though! *sigh* I feel like I have to change my appearance now and stop wearing bindis because I don't want people to think I'm copying her! How crazy is that? I've had this makeup for over 5 years and been wearing bindis etc my whole life but I guess it looks strange since I'm blonde.
Anyway, here is when I was getting ready:
Neton filmed lots of things, even when I was on the live show, so I'll be uploading all that footage another time!
OMG though, Romania is sooooooo hot, I was too warm the entire time I was there! After I got ready, I didn't put my wig on until we were on location, because I would have melted otherwise!
(/\ In the hotel lift going to film the 'promo')
Oh and this is me with 'Mihaela Moise':
She's a reporter and she was our friend while we were over there. She's so beautiful:
I'm actually going to miss her! >_< She looks more like Barbie than me! Most people over there did!
Here is when I was waiting to go on the live show:
Here are the nails I wore:
When I was on the live show I looked at Neton as he was taking a photo of me haha >_<:
He took a few more photos while I was there:
On the way back from the show, I don't know what Netons face was doing! Haha
We had a couple of hours to get ready for the later show.
I tried to take a photo of what I was wearing etc but I couldn't hold the camera still because I was shaking too much (I was really ill at this point! I'll tell you more about that later in the post!)
So after we filmed that, I came back at about 1am and passed out! I'd been on the go for almost 24 hours, which wouldn't have been THAT bad if I wasn't ill and...... ah, I'll get to that in a while!
So, the next day, we had finished filming! We did it all in one day, but we were there for 4 days! We went out shopping!
The money was so cool!
(1 Lei is 20p! I can't imagine having 20p notes!)
I was so tired and poorly, but I made myself get ready and go out anyway!:
When we got back, we went to the hotel bar and got drunk:
And raided our mini bar:
When we were at the shops we bought lots of chocolate as souvenirs for our family!:
I bought a pretty pink lip balm! It smells so nice!:
The next day we went shopping again:
I had run out of things to wear so I wore what I wore to the night show:
Can you imagine how warm I was? The thing is, you don't even see all the layers I actually wear! Even when I wear a dress I wear trousers underneath in case it blows upwards. So I had trousers, a skirt AND the dress!
There was a funny guy who came up behind me, as we were taking photos, and started waving:
I don't like myself in those photos (my mouth looked weird in the one on the right) but I love it in the second photo where he's in the background, turning around and laughing! >_<
When we got back on the last day before leaving, we got EXTRA drunk at the hotel bar. There was a guy who worked at the hotel and he looked like Mario!:
I look annoyed here, I don't know why!:
Mihaela came to see us one last time and I gave her some bindis as a 'Thank you' gift.
Here is me posing with a plant outside the hotel:
I was drunk, and thought it was funny at the time!
The next morning we had to get up at 3am for our flight and I was soooooo hung over! I felt so bad I didn't think I would be able to even get out of bed! I threw up a few times though and managed to somehow get myself to the airport! I didn't even brush my hair though! (I sleep with it in braids) and I didn't put any effort in my makeup.
I have one photo of me in Amsterdam airport, posing with a weird statue thing:
So now I'll show you some screen-caps!
Here is when I was doing my makeup:
We went to film the promo outside. They filmed me without my wig on first. I look like I'm scowling but the sun was in my eyes!:
When we were filming outside people had their photo with me:
One of my favourite parts of the promo is when I stopped to style my wig in a window reflection and a man walked past and just looked like he was thinking "whatever" and put his thumb up:
On the live show I couldn't really hear what they were saying. I had an earpiece that a translator was talking to me through. She was saying everything they said but I couldn't hear her properly. Then when they spoke English to me, she was also talking to me through the earpiece! So I was so confused! That's why I'm sat there like "What?" Because I didn't know what was going on!:
I tried to look like I knew what they were saying but I think I failed!:
There was a Romanian singer on the show and I didn't really hear what he was saying. I know at one point the presenter asked him what he thought about my appearance. He said that I looked beautiful but he wouldn't allow his daughter to dress like that because it looks like it takes a lot of money and he's the one with all the money in their family haha
But there was a point where he was talking about something else and I couldn't hear what he was saying, then he turned to me and said "For your gift, 1 hour for 300 euros, do you want?" I wondered what the hell he was talking about! It sounded like he wanted me as an escort haha >_< But I think he was talking about a party or something >_<
Then at the end I had to get up and dance as he sang (his song is still stuck in my head, it was pretty good!) I didn't know what to do and looked so awkward! I just did what the audience was doing and stood there clapping! >_<
I had a smile on my face but I was thinking "I have no idea what I'm doing!" >_<
After the song finished, the presenter tried handing me the microphone and I didn't see her and then when I finally saw it, I took it and walked away (I was supposed to stay there!) I embarrassed myself soooo much! Haha
I still had no idea what was going on!
Now........ on the late show......... that was sooooooo embarrassing!
Like I said earlier, it was all filmed in one day, and I was up on-the-go for almost 24 hours. I was already ill (I caught something from the plane) so, at this point, I was almost passing out! My eyes were hurting from wearing the lenses for so long and I felt reeeallly dizzy and sick. Plus I had barely had any sleep for the past couple of days. I was waaaaayy too warm and had an upset stomach. I really thought I was going to pass out on live television!:
(/\ I did a little drawing of myself haha)
Look how bad I looked! My wig was SUPER frizzy, my face was melting and my eyes were almost closed. I hardly smiled too!
As if that weren't enough, when I sat down I realised that the earpiece (with the translator on) wasn't working! At all! I looked at her and she was waving her arms frantically! It was on LIVE tv and I had no idea what to do. I could barely think straight anyway (from been so tired and ill). I just sat there, listening to them talking to me in what seemed to be jibberish! Then they started speaking English and the earpiece switched on. She was in my ear speaking Romanian as I was trying to listen to them speaking English. So I guessed what they were saying from the odd word I heard!
By the way, I'm just checking if anyone is actually reading this entire post. So, if you're reading this, please tell me your favourite fruit in the comment section!
Eventually, the earpiece started working, but I still couldn't hear it very well at all.
When the other presenter walked on, I shook her hand and kissed her on the cheek then sat back down!:
I didn't know I was supposed to kiss both cheeks!
THEN (yes, there's more) my nail fell off! I don't think anyone noticed, luckily! I pulled a face like "oops" and stuck it back on:
So, I think it's safe to say 'I failed!' the whole Romanian TV thing! Everything went wrong!
After the interview, the brunette presenter and I went to sit down elsewhere on the stage and I did her makeup. We were sat there for like 2 hours! I finished her makeup in about 15 minutes but we still had to sit there for ages:
I can't believe I didn't pass out!
This is how her makeup turned out, she also wore my purple wig:
She's so beautiful! Her face was so nice to apply makeup to haha
We got back to the hotel at about 1am, I was so tired!
So, that's about it I think! Like I said earlier, I'll be posting lots of video footage of it all later!
I had an ongoing joke with Neton while we were there. We've been reading 'Lord Of The Rings' lately and I said "We left the shire and now we're in Mordor". When we were there I kept saying "I can't wait to be back in the shire!" and "Only 1 more day and our quest will be over, then we can start our return journey to the shire!" Hahahahaha it really kept me going thinking like that. If it wasn't for the mentality of thinking I was on an 'important quest' I would have probably been driven crazy by the heat and sickness! >_<
Please tell me what you think of everything! Was it as embarrassing as I think it was? I don't know why I don't actually care! I know I should! I guess it's because it was in another country that I'll probably never return to! Haha