Starting with the excitement of receiving insider news to months of (...leading up to last minute) preparation, the first ever My Women Stuff Readers' Choice Awards 2011 was brought out of the web!
Continue for more on the festivities!
For weeks I was looking forward to the MWS Awards that finally happened on the 29th of October, 2011 at the Coffee Chemistry Cafe in Sunway Giza.
Prior to event, the readers of MyWomenStuff, nominated and voted for their favorite products and brands in 25 categories which included skin care, makeup, hair and body products.
The reveal of the winners was done live amongst the crowd of voters and fellow beauty enthusiasts. The guests were prompted to guess who the winners would be for a contest and let's just say I failed miserably!
For months or even years, I've known some of the attendees by their online handle so it was certainly great to be able to put a face to the name. Dom (of Belle Demoiselle) and I were manning the registration for the shindig where we got to greet almost everyone that came. Unfortunately, that didn't leave me with much time for mingling and picture-taking (which explains the plagiarism).
The youngest attendee was this adorable lil' guy (manufactured by Juan, our emcee for the day) who managed to sleep through all the excitement while everyone was at their feet, praying for their lucky number to be called... The lucky draw prize which included vouchers from Apronbay, Lace Petals and Poise Organic Wellness Studio, goodies from Kiehl's, Clinique and Estee Lauder, and two whoppers from Dior! Nope, I didn't win any...
Oh! And such a good reason to wear red lipstick! I don't think I've ever worn this much red lipstick in my entire life!
Even though I didn't win anything, I did not go home empty-handed! The hefty goodie bag was practically filled to the brim with products and vouchers sponsored by Pantene, Yuan Soaps, Himalaya, L'Oreal, Hada Labo, Revlon, Vichy, Maybelline, Kiehl's, Estee Lauder, Esemeria Organics, Olay, Poise Organic Wellness Studio, Apronbay and Lace Petals.
Sweet Contemplation Accessories needs a special mention for sponsoring such a beautifully-crafted necklace, handmade by my lovely friend, Tine. The color I got went so well with the cuff-bracelet (also by SCA, specially designed for rough users like myself) that I was already wearing.
Surprisingly, the next item I used from the goodie bag was the Lace Petals voucher! They have a good collection of tastefully sexy pieces and coupled with the generous discount, I couldn't not order! (more on that next time)
The MWS Awards called for bright clothing or bright/red lips. In honour of the host, I went red! In fear of losing my "identity", I didn't pair the red lips with neutral eyes. Instead, I went full on with the smokey eyes and lashes! What do you think? Did the combination work?
A tutorial for the look will be coming up soon!
Can't wait for the My Women Stuff Readers' Choice Awards 2012!