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So you think you are a Social Media Expert? #SocialMedia

More and more I am hearing a lot about how easy it is to do Social Media and why would anyone want to enlist the help of an expert, and who actually is a Social Media ‘Expert’ anyway?

istock_000011297168small-564x395Nothing frustrates me further. Being an Academic who studied version 2004-2006 of Media and Communications at Monash University Melbourne, I understand what is meant when people talk about this new breed of uneducated ‘Social Media Gurus’. Idiosyncratically the pimply kid with the ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, a pair of Beats headphones, wearing skinny jeans, carrying a Mac Book Pro and a latte. As the current Social Media explosion is self taught and those whom fit into the above category generally are the experts.

As Social Media evolves quicker than the seasons change, so does the social landscape. A Social Media Expert knows this and actively participates in building and developing this landscape through understanding the culture in which they exist. A Social Media Guru lives and breathes Social Media Strategy. They post, share, emote, comment, RT, pin, blog and like in their sleep.

In response to the development of Web 2.0, Universities are finally beginning to understand and educate about the power of such a large medium. In the future we will see a Bachelor of Social Media And Communication. Our experts will be experts and educated accordingly.

Yes, anyone and everyone can jump on Facebook; upload a picture and make sense of it, but a Social Media Strategist is able to identify inadequacies in the work of a novice to the highly constructed and contextualised piece of an expert. As Covey once said “Begin with the end in mind”, we can apply this theory to the creation of a sound Social Media Strategy.

social-media-expert-married-to-the-seaLet me make this clear, just because you can upload something onto your personal page does not mean that you can create an engaging and interactive strategy for your business. But then again maybe you can, and if you can you should really be working in Social Media alongside me.

From my experience in the industry, those who choose self management over external management rarely succeed in this ever changing landscape. With a wide range of errors on posts and general directional focus clearly identified by experts with one scroll on the page. With Social Media networks changing the rules as often as Google sends out a Penguin and Panda update, you need someone who knows what they are doing. Moreover someone who has ‘tried and tested’ beforehand.

Having been on Facebook before it was open to the public in September 2006, I have seen the changing face of the interface. And the way the initial Fan Pages have developed into advertising giants of the current version of Pages is a demonstration of it’s willingness to evolve into a highly marketable product. To turn the need for digital social interaction into a medium of considerable marketing opportunities for users and businesses is technological progression at its finest.

Social Media Solutionists are across a variety of different platforms in the most effective ways. We understand the environment we exist in, as we are the ones who shape it for the future. And yes, there is always something new to learn and to read and to follow. We connect and chat with other professionals and most importantly we love Social Media so much that we write blogs ourselves. We lead by example.

Part of my job is managing what people are saying about your brand and topics that relate to your brand, as well as creatively thinking and developing content for posts and branding. The last part is having my finger on the erratic Social Media pulse in order to develop appropriate strategies in line with Social Media trends.

shutterstock_111781289Furthermore, the moment you hand over your profile you are not losing control of your brand, you are opening it up to your audience directly. Your company will still have access to every one of your pages and have the ability to create posts at any point. But before you post, I recommend that you send them to your Social Consultant instead so it does not disrupt the marketing and direction of the strategy.

Experienced Strategists will have worked within a variety of different industries and be able to understand the best use practices for the said audience. They will also understand in part the process behind the Search Engine Optimisation and how to increase your website traffic through the integration of Social Networks.

Having ‘tried it before’, experienced strategists will know what are the right mediums to engage your audience and what content will be the most successful online. We know it because we live and breathe it. We mimic our expertise on our own personal pages and we continue to learn and go.

Companies who do not dive into this landscape now will be left behind in the digital rat race. As we increase in social communication, we change how we wish to receive information. In the ‘olden days’ before Facebook, we could seek information through news and content outlets, we would search for the information and we would receive an opinionated and biased view of the news. Times haves changed and now we choose when, how and what sort of information that we want communicated to us, and by what platform in which we receive it.

generationyGen Y has moved so effortlessly into this technological sphere through schooling and are less and less reliant on televised news for current political, economical and social events. We are sitting on our smart phones, subscribing to RSS feeds and tweets. In addition, Gen Z is the first generation to not have lived without the internet. Technologically connected from the beginning and their exposure to content out reaching their capacity to comprehend it.

My point here is that in order to continue to ensure the longevity of your business, you will need to move with the times and tap into this digital market. As Gen Z will be your future and the decisions you make now will impact the likelihood of them continuing to build your brand.

So next time you are thinking about the value of a Social Media Professional, you must ask yourself if trusting the branding of your company to inexperienced hands is really worth it? Moreover why poorly paint your nails yourself, when you can get an expert finish at a Manicurist?


“Being social is more than a post.”

#NB: This is a repost of an original post by MsMMango – if you want to talk Social Media, follow me on Twitter @MsMMango or 

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Russian Volume Eyelash Extensions by Amanda Peterson

I don’t normally write posts giving recommendations on products or services, but this time I couldn’t do justification to my audience without writing a post about the incredible Eyelash Extensions that have made my way into my lashes.

I would like to formally introduce to you Russian Volume Lashes. They are absolutely incredible and I am going to tell you exactly why. MsMMango Eyelashes by Amanda Peterson

On the basic level and through my photographs, they might look relatively similar normal lash extensions. The point of difference is the sheer number of lashes that Russian Volume is able to give you. On my lashes there are currently 600 lashes on my eyes. With normal extensions you are looking at roughly 70.

Russian Volume Lashes are six dimensional as up to six lashes can be applied to one natural lash. And it works on the premise that the thicker your natural lashes, the more Russian Volume Lashes that can be applied.
MsMMango Eyelashes by Amanda Peterson

Russian Volume Lashes are much thinner than regular extensions, which allows more lashes to be applied and creating the multi-dimensional effect. However if the high number of lashes is not your forte then two to four lashes can be applied for a more natural look.

As a relatively new lash technology only a small number of Lash Artists are trained in Russian Volume. So it is important to choose an accredited Lash Artist that has the right training. As an extremely technical method of applying lashes and it should not be attempted by technician who is not highly experienced. If not applied correctly, adhering this number of extensions onto the lashes can be disastrous. And finally, most importantly the natural lashes must not be stuck together at the end of the application. MsMMango Eyelashes by Amanda Peterson

In saying that, I know a lot of people assume that Eyelash Extensions are bad for your lashes. And to this I will tell you that I have been getting my lashes done for about six years. During this time my natural lashes have stayed in fantastic condition and this is all attributed to the incredible work of Amanda Peterson. Had I had not had such healthy lashes, there is no way she would have been able to put 600 Russian Volume Lashes on my 100 lashes.

Amanda Peterson is a Eyelash Extension Industry leader; her knowledge and reputation is backed by accredited Eyelash Training Courses, her recent move into the Norbu Spa within The Olsen Hotel and finally her entry as 1 in 36 ‘Lash Wars’ worldwide competition in Las Vegas. I am looking to follow her progress on this one and I am very excited to see her compete for Australia.MsMMango Eyelashes by Amanda Peterson

So if you are still thinking that you would like to try Eyelash Extensions, then I highly recommend that you book in with Amanda, so that you end up with a incredible result such as mine.

MsMMango Eyelashes by Amanda Peterson



“Let the length of the lash define you.” [Tweet this!]


To follow Amanda’s progress at Lash Wars:

Facebook: amandapetersoneyestyling 

Twitter: mandspeterson

Instagram: amandapetersoneyestyling 

Lash Wars with Amanda Peterson

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Vibradermabrasion – Refresh your skin

Have the effects of a long hot summer have left your skin feeling tired, dry and red? Then it is time for a Vibradermabrasion session at
Vitruvius Divine.

What is Vibraderambrasion?

In short, Vibradermabrasion is a new therapy designed to exfoliate any part of the skin. It works by non-invasively removing the stratum corneum (the skin’s outter most layer). Once exfoliated your skin will become more permeable thus resulting in the restoration of moisture through proceeding with skin hydration therapy.

Vibradermabrasion improves the look of skin by cleaning and the removal of dead skin cells. During treatments therapists will apply a hydrating therapy to continue the dermal infusion of the skin. Vibradermabrasion in combination with the high quality skin care products available at Vitruvius Divine will help you to achieve the skin you want.

VibradermVibradermabrasion can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions:

  • Acne scaring
  • Early signs of ageing  – fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scaring from lesions
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage and dull skin
  • Poor skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin discolouration and age spots
  • Keratosis pilaris (arm bumps)

As a painless and quick treatment, no aftercare is required and patients will be able to apply makeup directly after. At Virtruvius Divine, we recommend a series of  30 minute treatments to ensure the best results. Results will also vary.

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IPL Hair Reduction

  • Are you sick of ingrown hairs and the imminent pain of waxing?

  • Are you fed up with the consistent up keep of waxing and in between growth?|

  • Are you over the being a slave to the razor?

  • Have you heard about IPL hair reduction?

At Vitruvius Divine we pride ourselves on being able to provide cosmetic solutions to historical problems.

What is IPL?

IPL or Intense Pulse Light is a technology designed to inhibit the growth of hair follicles. “Light is used for hair removal passes through the skin and absorbed by the pigment within the hair follicle.” (1)  After the area has been treated, hairs will begin to fall out.

The IPL procedure produces a flash of filtered light, which is absorbed by the pigment melanin. The heated hair then absorbs the light pulse which is transferred to surround cells and the result denatures the cells. The process on the cells results in the inability to produce further hair growth. (2)

IPL Hair Removal

Fig 1: Stages of IPL Treatment

People with white skin and dark black hair will experience the best results from IPL. Olive skin and light hair seems to have reduced results but improvements in technology have allowed the procedure to be more successful. Before the initial treatment our highly trained clinicians will assess and tailor the IPL treatment to suit your skin and hair colour.

How long to the treatments take?

Treatments take anywhere between 15 – 30 minutes depending on the areas treated. We recommend about 6-8 sessions to begin with, and then a follow up once or twice a year. Patients will begin to see results of 30-40% after the first treatment.

Is it painful?

IPL is relatively painless. Most patients experience a quick pulse  during each other their treatments. But the basic rule is the less hair, the less pulses. We have a variety of post-treatment skin lotions to soothe your skin.

Where can I get IPL?IPL Hair Reduction

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Stomach
  • Bikini/Brazilian
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Back

How to prepare for treatments:

  • No waxing/using depilatory creams/electrolysis at least 6 weeks prior
  • Avoid tanning 4-6 weeks prior
  • Feel free to continue shaving 2-3 days before, leave a little growth for evaluation


  • For the next 24hours avoid any form of heat or sweat (as it may cause irritation)
  • Avoid if possible sun exposure to IPL areas (including tanning beds)
  • Cover areas with sunscreen for extra protection during the course of treatment

** More information will be provided at the time of consultation. RESULTS WILL VARY.

1) Scheicher, S.M. MD., 2004,  Skin Sense: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Skin and Facial Care, iUniverse, p37