In my last blog post of the year, I’d like to talk about my experience as Brand Ambassador for Bright Swimwear, a Swedish-based boutique brand.
A couple of months ago, they reached out to me to become their Brand Ambassador. To be honest, I thought it was either a mistake or a scam, or a joke. This had never happened to me before, and I didn’t think my IG content showed in any way that I belonged in that category.
So, I very polity declined, stating that I did not consider myself to be the right person for the task.
But a couple of weeks after that, they wrote again, explaining what their brand and Brand Ambassador program are all about. Once I had this information and checked out that both their website and IG account were legit, I decided to take the leap!
For someone like me, who is very shy and doesn’t like going around showing herself in pictures or videos, accepting to pose in a swimsuit was a major commitment.
I had to, first, overcome my fear of showing myself in pictures. I always feel like I don’t know how to pose or what to do with my hands. I always take weird pictures, so I knew I would need help from friends and family to make it happen.
They are the ones who ultimately convinced me to participate. They said it would be an adventure, and I would also have the opportunity to expose my brand to a broader audience.
Once I accepted, I got my discount code to share it with my family, friends, and followers. Of course, I also got one of their swimsuits, the Cora. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted a red swimsuit, and now finally, I have one!
And not just any swimsuit. They are all eco-friendly and handmade. They use the leftovers of the fabric to make the cute little bags the swimsuits come in. I must say it is the best swimsuit I’ve ever owned!
Weeks went by, I got my swimsuit, but now I needed to plan the photoshoot. Not an easy task, I had to find a beautiful place, preferably with a pool, that wasn’t too far away from the city.
It took some help and time to find the perfect venue. Of course, I also needed a good photographer. For this again, my family and friends stepped in. They even did my makeup and hair! I felt very fancy by the time they finished dolling me up!
Then came the day for the photoshoot. It was on a glorious Saturday! The weather in Antigua Guatemala, where the venue, Aqua Antigua, is located, was the most amazing I had ever experienced there. It got really hot too, which made the posing a bit difficult (too much heat and sweating). So, we took brakes, until finally a nice wind came along and helped refresh the environment.
I had so much fun and ended up so tired! I had no idea that posing for like over 1,000 pictures would wear me out, but it sure did!
The other tiring task was to choose from all the pictures taken, the ones that would actually appear on my social media accounts. It wasn’t an easy task, believe me. But in the end, I chose according to each of the posts I made. I am happy with the decision I made; I genuinely believe I shared the best pictures of myself I’ve ever seen (my friends and family also agree on that!).
If you haven’t seen my post, reel, and story, make sure to visit my Instagram profile. The pictures in this post are also from the same photoshoot and haven’t been shared before!
My gift for you is a 15% discount code to buy any swimsuit from Bright that your heart desires. My code is: ILDU15
Let me know in the comments if you buy a Bright Swimsuit and what your experience with it is like.
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Until next year, take care and stay safe!