Monday, 31 October 2011

My Women Stuff Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - EPIC! :D

WARNING: Pic-heavy post!

Right, now that’s sorted – I’d gone back to KL (yes, yet again!) over the weekend for the inaugural My Women Stuff Readers’ Choice Awards on 29th October 2011…and boy, the only word I have for it is…EPIC!

When Paris had said she was thinking of organising this shindig a few months back, we were all massively excited. And now that it’s actually over, we can’t wait for the next round! But more about that later…

The morning got off to a great start with the committee arriving bright and early to help with the set up – although admittedly, we had to be bribed (just a little bit!) with cupcakes and coffee…we don’t play play when there’s Just Heavenly cupcakes served up! :D

Set up didn’t take quite as long as we had expected (yay for awesome pre-planning!), so we had some time to sit down for a bit and chitchat.

In fact, we had enough time to dig out our stuff to swap! LOL…since our group is now rather international, every time we meet there’s something to pass over!

The mastermind and queen Paris – now this is multitasking, people…talking on the phone, signing the board at the same time AND managing to look effortless while doing it!

There were also forms given out for attendees to guess the winners – and I promise, no one bribed me for the answers! :P We had scores from 3 up to 16 out of a total of 25…interesting…

After food and plenty of squeals of “OMG, so YOU’RE **insert blogger/ online/ website name**” throughout the room, everyone was ushered into the room for the winners’ announcement. By the way, I think the statement on the glass was most apt – “Quietly brilliant is doing great things in a humble way with the belief that the best things are experienced, not explained” I'm sure we all had a great experience there, right? :D

And for those of you who are curious as to who the winners are, the list is up on My Women Stuff here.

Once the winners had been announced, the top 4 scorers from the ‘guess the winners’ game were hauled up – and the winner (who actually got the most answers right) AND correctly answered the pop quiz question about My Women Stuff was…Hsu Jen! She walked away with a prize from Estee Lauder…lucky girl!

There was also a bonus prize for anyone who had an item from the winner’s list with them that day – it was no surprise that Lyn@BeautyCabby won…just check out her beauty bag! :D

And then…it was on to the Lucky Draw with Paris and our lovely emcee Juan@toughcookee. There were some epic moments during the drawing for sure, but what happened next was most unexpected…

I picked up the Dior skincare and fragrance hamper worth RM750! Guess it was really lucky No.8 for me that day, since I was later told that was THE grand prize of the draw…*still in shock*

There were also 3 contenders up for Best Dressed – Erin, Dom and Lee...I love how their poses were so alike in this shot! :D The prize of a Clinique fragrance ended up going to Erin (I like to think it was for the rocking boots she wore)

Just Heavenly also sponsored a cake in the form of their Choc and Cheese cake, which was absolutely delicious…there was barely any left once we were done with it!

With the youngest (and cutest!) attendee of the awards…Jebat! :D He’s none other than the son of our emcee Juan, and just check out that happening hairstyle!

And yay, we remembered to take a group pic! L-R: PinkElle, moi, Dom, Paris, Connie, Rinnah, Xin and Lyn. Although…we’re missing Juan, Yani and Plue who had to leave earlier.

Oh, and if you were wondering what was in my Dior prize… :D
(by the way #evurl girls, if you’re reading this…some of this love is gonna come your way soon!)

And last but most definitely not least, the goodie bags! We knew they were going to be epic, but this was just…*jaw drops*

In no particular order, there were items in the bag sponsored by Pantene, Garnier, L'Oreal, Olay, Himalaya, Hada Labo, Revlon, Vichy, Kiehl's, Estee Lauder, Yuan Soap, Maybelline and Esmeria Organics.

Also included in the bag were vouchers from Apronbay, Lace Petals *ahem* and Poise Wellness.

My absolute highlight of the goodie bag? This gorgeous necklace sponsored by Tine of Sweet Contemplation Accessories. I may be biased since she’s family, but heck, she deserves it! :D

There were three options for the necklace as seen *ahem* modelled by Rinnah, myself and Dom. We loves our SCA necklaces, yes we do! :D

And as the saying goes, that’s it for now folks! My Women Stuff Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 may have ended, but hey, there’s no reason why we can’t start looking forward to another one next year right? (although Paris might need a bit more convincing…you know what to do!)

Want to read what some of the other bloggers said about the My Women Stuff Readers’ Choice Awards 2011? :)

You can also read (and feel!) the excitement as the event unfurled on Saturday via Twitter with the #mwsawards hashtag.

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At 3:16 pm, October 31, 2011 , Anonymous xin said...

*gasp* i get to share the love?! :D :D :D :D :D :D

At 3:20 pm, October 31, 2011 , Anonymous rinnah said...

Legen... wait for it... dary!!! :P

We *must* have MWS Awards again next year cos it was THE highlight of my blogging year! :D

At 3:24 pm, October 31, 2011 , Anonymous Tine said...

Looks like you ladies had a blast! Really wish I was there too. Very glad you liked the necklace (I'm going to gasak the picture for the SCA FB page, can? :P)

At 3:50 pm, October 31, 2011 , Blogger beetrice said...

xin: lol wait for my email... :P

rinnah: *note to self, do not show Rinnah any more episodes of HIMYM* was mine too! :D now to convince PB..

tine: haha it's PB's pic - if she's fine, go ahead! :D

At 4:01 pm, October 31, 2011 , Anonymous giddy tigress said...

Such a blast!!! Wished I was there...and yes, it definitely was lucky no. 8 for you, babe!

At 6:55 pm, October 31, 2011 , Blogger beetrice said...

giddy tigress: yuppers! :D plan to come KL next year in Oct ok?

At 7:21 am, November 01, 2011 , Blogger lyn said...

You' re right, it was EPIC! The helium show was hilarious too, mam!

At 5:00 pm, November 01, 2011 , Blogger Marina said...

It was a lovely party indeed! You girls did an amazing job! Nice photos. Too bad I couldn't stay longer :( Oh and you;re looking great Bee :)

At 10:15 am, November 02, 2011 , Anonymous Juan said...

wahhh... i love your photo with Jebat :D

i can now call you snow white, right... for those awesome diorsnow products.

At 11:28 am, November 02, 2011 , Anonymous dom said...

wheeee great coverage :) and congrats on your dior bag (me gusta, but me also mucho jealous).

At 6:27 pm, November 02, 2011 , Blogger beetrice said...

lyn: *shhh*...only for selected priviledged audience leh!! :P

marina: aww thanks yummy mummy! we hafta catch up one of these days yeah?

juan: thanks for loaning me my hemsem prop! :D but err...aren't I already snow white? *perasan* :P

dom: can't wait for 2.0! and hey, I offered! :D

At 4:27 pm, November 03, 2011 , Blogger Tina said...

I'm coming for next year's - save a spot for me.

REAL Hainanese Chicken Rice and makeup - what could be happier than that?? :D


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