Do allow me a little “syiok sendiri” (loosely translated to “narcissistic”?) moment because look Ma! I’m in a beauty magazine! LOL Yes, it’s been a while, and no, it never gets old.
Thank you to The Malaysian Women’s Weekly for picking me as a “Malaysian Celeb” ;) Hey, that’s what they say on the cover! “100 Beauty Brands Malaysian Celebs Love” so although I was categorised as a “Beauty Insider” (beauty blogger la :P ) I’m pretending I’m a celeb, just like everyone else featured (a celeb no one knows nor recognize LOL! But hey, I’m fine with that!)
If you’ve arrived here from MWW, welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit :)
Basically, MWW (Just 1 letter away from MWS – serendipity! :P ) asked if I could pick about 10 beauty products that I loved. They chose to feature 6 of my picks – yay! Regulars will be familiar with my picks because I’ve raved about them enough. You might even be sick of them (please don’t be. They are very good products! :P )
This is in the April 2017 edition of The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, if you’re interested and no, they unfortunately didn’t identify me as Paris B, but you should recognise the website, even if you don’t recognise my face nor name they used.
And speaking of favourite products, 3 out of 6 on my MWW list made it to my massive 10 years of MWS giveaway! And you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve FINALLY picked the 5 winners :)
I know I said I would only announce the winners on social media, but I wanted to say a few words because I felt that this one merited it.
First off, thank you so much to everyone who entered the 10 years of MWS Giveaway. A handful of you entered right after the closing deadline and I’ve had to unfortunately disregard your entries, to be fair to everyone who entered within time; but thank you for taking the chance! A few of you emailed to ask if I could allow a late entry, but I’m afraid that I have to play fair by everyone. I read through every single comment, and I am very touched at what you all wrote. I can’t believe that some of you remember when I wasn’t even “Paris B”! Haha Goodness, I haven’t seen that moniker in a while :D Thank you so much for sticking by through the years, and for walking down the winding path I’ve led you down ;)
Secondly, I’m really impressed at how much you have all achieved in the past 10 years. Even those of you who said you didn’t achieve very much. I’m quite sure you did. Achievement is not only measured by academic success nor your status at work, or where you are in a relationship. It is how far you personally have grown in the intervening period, and even if you felt like you didn’t achieve very much, you would have. You’re still around aren’t you? So don’t even doubt yourself, nor think your achievements are less than someone else’s. We all walk different paths but our final destination is the same – to find some personal fulfilment; or in our case, the quest for healthy, good skin and pretty makeup yay! ;)
Thirdly, to everyone who has said you’d like to have tea or coffee or lunch, even if you don’t win the giveaway, I’m taking you up on your offer! LOL! Terrified yet? :P But seriously, I’ve communicated with some of you on social media, and in the blog comments through the years. I do feel like we kind of “know” each other and I know that some of you share the same thinking I do about various subjects. I’ve always enjoyed meeting readers, and I have met a few of you over the years, and it’s always been fun. For the most part, I’ve made a new friend, and that’s always nice!
So, if you’re serious and keen, drop me a line (use the form below – No, I’m not going to stalk your entry emails coz I know how we sometimes say what we don’t really mean and hope we aren’t held to account ;) ) and we’ll do lunch, coffee or tea and we’ll talk beauty, skincare, makeup, blogging and anything else you want to talk about :) I’m usually in KL but try me anyway! ;)
And finally, the winners. Here are the 5 winners who will each receive the beauty hamper I showed you before.
Congratulations to everyone! I would have loved to send every single one of you a gift basket as well, but as we know, that’s not possible. If you’re a winner, I will be sending out the emails to get your mailing information very soon, so please check your emails (and spam folders just in case). Newsletter peeps, I haven’t forgotten! Your turn is coming right up! ;) And a handful might get some little surprises :)
Thank you again for all your kind words, well wishes and for sharing your achievements with me. I hope it helped you realise how far you’ve come in 10 years, and how much further you can go :)
With the 10 years giveaway being so massive, imagine how much bigger it might be when I hit the 20 year milestone! LOL! :D God willing, I will – even if I’ll be over 50 years old by then – now that’ll be interesting LOL! :D