Win! Send a Gift of Christmas: It is better to give than to receive

by Paris B on · 103 comments

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The server for MWS has been up and down so much in the past few days, I’m starting to feel seasick 😛 But it should be behind us now. I’ve sucked it up, paid more money and we have moved to a more powerful server so we shouldn’t be experiencing too much downtime after this. (If you still have a problem, please clear cache or flush your DNS and everything will be peachy :) )

So, I apologise for the enforced break, but it gave me a little time to come up with this 😀 To thank you for your patience while we put our house in order after the move, and because its become somewhat a tradition here at MWS around this time, I’d like to run a Christmas giveaway with a difference. Some of you may remember this from the past few years 😀

christmas gift

Its better to give than to receive so here’s a gift for you to send to anyone, anywhere in the world! A pouchful of beauty goodies for a friend, or a family member, to show you’re thinking of them at this time of year. To find out how, read on 😀

To participate, here’s how you can win a gift for someone:-

  1. Compulsory: Leave a comment below telling me who you want this gift to be sent to and why. 
  2. Optional: Share this with your friends on your social media profiles. No need to tell me about it. Just share the love because you just never know how it may return to you. Perhaps your friend is thinking of you too! :)

Also, because you are so lovely and generous, I will also send you a little gift :) Sometimes, its just as good to receive as it is to give 😀


Please read the general terms and conditions here if you are new. Giveaway is open worldwide, and ends 12 noon 19 December 2012 (+8 GMT).

So go on, give the gift of Christmas to a loved one :) Good luck!

Paris B

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Thank you to everyone for your generosity and heartwarming responses. I wish you could all have a gift but there’s only one. I’ve designated third parties to pick one winner and the winner they picked is TUTI. I will be sending out an email soon. xx

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December 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

Oh I didn’t realize you were currently having problems with your server and hadn’t moved yet when we chatted on Twitter last night. Good luck on the move–hopefully i will be doing the same this weekend!

And thank you for the lovely giveaway–that’s so sweet and thoughtful of you! I’d love to win the gift for my sister. She is a newlywed and should have just been able to enjoy newly married life, but things have gotten a little tough for her and her husband, money-wise due to unforseen circumstances. Because of that, she hasn’t been indulging too much on things like beauty, though she often tells me how much she likes the different things featured on my blog. I think a beauty-filled prize would brighten her day right up! 😀
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Toby December 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

This is a really sweet idea. Thank you for the giveaway! And fingers crossed for you that the server problems have been sorted.

I would like to send this gift on to a really good friend of mine. Her father passed away last week, and it would be nice to let her know I’m thinking of her, since I don’t live anywhere near her.

fin December 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

I would love to have this sent to my sister. She is a counsellor and is always so generous with her time, money and effort to care for other people; and yet so unwilling to indulge in the the things she love or give herself a treat. This gift would be a great opportunity to reward her selfless endeavours and to pamper and spoil her during this Christmas season.

Raquel M. December 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

This is such a great initiative! 😉
I’m glad to be a part of it…
Well, I would like to gift my little sister! She’s gone through a lot this past year and deserves a little pampering. I’m away at college and can’t be with her as much as I’d wish to. She was a dancer and found out she has severe back problems last year so she struggled a lot because she can never dance again. Now she finally began to accept it and I think this would be the perfect gift to shower her with some new confidence and self-esteem! :)

Thank you again and I will definitely share this ! xx

Angela December 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to give this gift to my friend Claudia as she’s been through a lot lately.

giddy tigress
December 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

What an awesome giveaway, my dear!
I’d like to win this for my Mother. Since I am away from home this Christmas, I’m hoping this nice gift would light up her Christmas, and it would be a perfect surprise for her as well! She certainly deserves to be pampered!

Monstro December 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

How lovely PB!
I’d like to send this gift, should I win, to my older sister in the USA.
She’s been living there for the past 20+ years and we only get to see her every 3 years due to the cost of travelling and the distance. She lives with her husband and a dog, and gets real homesick especially during Christmas. What better way to remind her that she’s loved than to pamper her with these goodies you’ve selected.

Cas December 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

Yay Paris’s giveaway!

I’d like to win this for my dear dear mommy who almost never splurges or buys much beauty products for herself because she’s one of those old school moms who thinks like a thousand times if she should REALLY buy something for herself or use that money for the household! This would definitely cheer her up, (more so since it’s free, lol) what more with Christmas around the corner.
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Diane December 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

:) merry christmas! :)
I’d love to have my mom get this to show how much i love her! :) Ive been away from her for 8 years, lately she’s been unwell. and even when i buy her things, she uses it very little (chinese mom definitely trying to save money for her daughter). And if this is a gift of beauty, she’ll hopefully use it for beauty! :)

eniz December 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

i am new here so this is an eye opener for this gorgeous blog =D

i would like to give something to my mum as she helped alot during my wedding day.i am more than grateful to have her by my a token of appreciation and as new year are approaching, i would like to present her something different.

thanks PB for being extra generous =)

Issa December 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

I would like to send this gift to my mother because she is very special to me. She was the one who’s been with me through the tough times and good times as well. When my husband left me, I don’t know what to do and she’s always there to comfort and support me. Up to now, she is the one taking care of my son while I’m away at work. She definitely deserve this gift for being a supermom! :)

Victoria December 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks for doing this Paris. It is such a lovely and generous idea.

I would like to give this to my mother who has really done so much for me financially over the last 2 years. Without her generosity, I doubt I would have been able to get married and have my own place. I have not bought anything significant for her over this period except for the occasional nice dinners. It would be such a pleasant surprise for her since she does like make up.

Gin December 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thank you Paris for having this giveaway! I thought it is super lovely of u to have it in a ‘for her’ and ‘for u’ way! It is always good to give than receive but I can’t deny it is great to have receive a gift too! XD Glad that I actually came by today!

I would like to give this to my aunt. She is a lovely person and she is currently fighting breast cancer. She is a strong widow, being independent and able to facing her illness tenaciously. She is one of the few elderly that I really resect and look up to and I thought this giveaway would be a good way to cheer her up. Although I did not purchase (and cannot afford to) these on my own, I believe she would be happy to know that she is on my mind. Besides, she used to be a beautician before she retired! A little skincare and makeup would be right up her alley!

Lastly, Merry Christmas in advance, Paris!

Gin December 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

Sorry for the repeat! There was error when I sent and I thought it didn’t get through! SORRY!

MJ December 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

This gift would be great for … my younger sister who happened to be your No. 1 fan, so receiving this from you would set her off to the moon! Also she is a newbie in cosmetic and started getting a little obsessed with her skin. So any gift of such would make her jump for joy this Christmas. And it looks like a wonderful giveaway.

melian22 December 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

Awesome giveaway in the spirit of Christmas, PB! :)

I would like for my best friend to have the gift. She recently starting working in a position that requires her to look more groomed but the job also meant that she had to get herself a car. With the expense of owning and maintaining a car added to her financial responsibilities, she is left with less money to spend on everything else. I know this gift will cheer her up as it not only contains a whole bunch of products that she can use for work, but it’ll make her look and feel good about herself.

lisa December 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

For my sister. She has been putting herself on a makeup ban for the last 3 years despite being a makeup addict. And she has succeeded, i’m proud to say… though on and off i do send her some of the stuff which didn’t work out for me. Still, this will be a good cheer for her to end 2012 and to welcome 2013.

xinyu December 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

I would like to send this to my mom. She has dedicated her lifetime and all her savings taking care of us children, providing us the best of anything she could give us. It’s been a long time she dressed herself up. Now I hope this little gift would let her know that it is time for her to enjoy life and let her children take care of her instead :)

fanny December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

I would like to send this gift to my best friend who i have known for 26 years. Due to some missunderstanding, we already not speaking to each other since last year x’mas time. Now, to me, the truth is simply not important anymore, doesn’t matter who is wrong who is correct, and I just want to say sorry to her and hope that she live a happy life and move on. I’m thinking of her during this x’mas season, I miss her a lot.

Evan Chang
December 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

For my mom, she’s been more than family to me. Being the superwoman she is, I think she should have the gift of becoming beautiful inside and out.

Hasegawa Ayane December 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

It would be nice to give my sister a gift because she’s been through a lot this year with juggling her final year in university while working part-time. She constantly puts herself down saying how she’s never been good with beauty/make up stuff so I thought a little motivation couldn’t hurt :)

Happy Holidays to you PB! :)

Alyssa December 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

Thank you Paris for this giveaway! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now but I’ve never dared to comment until now. I’d like to gift the set for my mom. I’ve seen many sweet comments wanting to win this giveaway for loved ones. Mothers are the best! I’d like to appreciate my mom with something special this Christmas. She means the world to me although I’ve not really expressed this to her as I’ve just started my first job. She’s the best mom to me as she has managed to put me through university while taking care of my older sister who requires constant attention (she’s a “special child”). I really hope she wins this giveaway as she deserves a little pampering and needs to look after herself more. I guess thats all I have to share. Have a blessed and merry christmas!

Dee December 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

i would like it to be sent to the Superwoman! aka my mum! Being a single parent with 3 kids to raise on a meager salary, my mum has been very frugal and rarely spends money on herself. Thus, she only has a handful of beauty items! I really do hope that she can enjoy caring for herself without worrying or being guilty about the cost. :) Thnaks for the giveaway Paris! Merry Christmas! 😀

Camy December 14, 2012 at 11:09 am

yea, i’d realise that your server went down cause when i just couldn’t get to your page and read your blog. glad that it’s okay now!

I’d like to share this Christmas gift to my mom because she’s too busy on her work and to take care of all the family members that she got not much time to dress up herself and invest on beauty products. Besides, due to my final on 26th dec, i couldn’t be back to my hometown to celebrate Christmas with her. I feel guilty for this. So hopefully can surprise her or make her happy with this Christmas present send to her.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Crystal December 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi! I would like to send this gift to a friend who I met through University, she is an international student and absolutely loves skincare products. She hasn’t been home in a couple years now and I think this would make her very happy. :)

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