Online celebrity gets ready for annual shopping spree

chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: Nov 6, 2018
Shirley, an online promoter of makeup products with around 200,000 followers, livestreams in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]

With the eleventh day of November just around the corner, almost everybody in China is preparing for the annual online shopping spree. Shirley, an online promoter of makeup products with around 200,000 followers, is no exception. Renting a 40-square-meter loft as studio and living room for 7,000 yuan ($1,010.84) a month, Shirley has hired two more assistants to respond to increasing inquiries from the customers.

Shirley, an online promoter of makeup products with around 200,000 followers, tries an eye makeup product during off-streaming hours in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. She takes notes or creates drawing when trying these products to serve as tips during livestreaming. [Photo/IC]
Shirley talks to her assistants during off-streaming hours in her rented space in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]
Shirley and her assistants have dinner in her rented space in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]
Shirley washes off her makeup in her rented space in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. Shirley wears makeup and does livestreaming for six hours a day. During the annual shopping spree, she often does three rounds of livestreaming consecutively with each session lasting around 10 hours. [Photo/IC]
Shirley unpacks delivered products in her rented loft in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]
Shirley's drawings and notes serve as helpful reminders during the livestreaming in her rented loft in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]