Monday, December 31, 2012

Year End Report! Happy 2013!

Last year, I've written my Year End Report Welcoming 2012 (click post HERE), can you believe 365 days has passed?  We're done with another year and I'm sharing my highlights for the year 2012!  Why?  It makes me appreciate life even more and how happy I am to have experienced the whole year with people I love!

Makeup Gigs 2012
I have an "auditor" husband who notes down on all my makeup gigs and he reported to me that my makeup gigs multiplied twice this year!  I want to thank all my new and returning clients for getting my services as I enjoyed prettifying all of them!  The year 2012 has been a wonderful year for me doing the job I love most!  

**some of the Brides

Studio SnR's First Ever I Love Beauty Workshop
My love for teaching combined with my love for makeup puts me into various workshops with different companies and brands!  Early this year, my dear friend Sydney from Studio SnR have decided to create a workshop series called "I Love Beauty" with Garnier and Maybelline and I was the lucky girl who was picked to teach about skincare and help out with students on how to apply makeup that suits them! 

The event was covered by Manila Bulletin!

Japan Trip
Mr. AMW was kind enough to take me to South Korea (my dream place to visit) so I told him the year 2012 will be HIS year!  His dream destination is Japan so I have decided to go ahead with the booking and enjoy 5 days in Tokyo!  It was the best decision ever as we enjoyed Tokyo so much we would love to go back someday!  Probably...with Baby AMW! :D

Porefessionally Pretty with Benefit x AMW
Mid this year, I was invited to do a workshop at Benefit Boutique in Greenbelt 5 for ladies who wants to look Porefessionally Pretty!  It was 4 hours of basic makeup to professional makeup teaching and we ended up with party makeup!  I enjoyed the workshop so much I am looking forward for more of our partnership the coming year! 

Sophie Martin Paris Makeup Talk
The year 2012 must be the year for makeup x teaching!  I was surprised to get an invite from Sophie Martin Paris for a makeup talk with their members!  I didn't know what to expect that day but I dressed myself professionally as I shared the whole day event with 2 fellow bloggers Tin and Carissa (both bloggers talked about fashion).  The event was held at the Sophie Martin Paris, Philippines showroom and I have to admit, for someone who was used to teaching a huge crowd, it was a bit overwhelming to see such huge crowd of people who are very much interested learning about simple skincare and makeup tips!  Given the chance, I'll do this over and over again in a heartbeat!

AMW x CharChar as The Purple Groom's Brand Ambassadors
Who says women in their 30's can't be brand ambassadors?  *chuckles* Can I say you're wrong?  Anything can be possible if you own a super cute, fluffy pet friend like I do!  CharChar, my 6-year old Pomeranian dog, and I were invited to be The Purple Groom's Brand Ambassador! This shoot (Shot around end of August) was very special to me as I already knew I was pregnant !  I was actually heading to the doctor immediately after the shoot for Doctor's confirmation!  

(Inside my head: "Charchar, you are my baby for now but I will have a real baby soon!")

But don't worry Charchar, you'll always have a special place in my heart and I'm sure Baby AMW will love you as much as I do! :D

Nestle Crunch x AMW
Since we're on the topic of photoshoot, I was also invited to shoot for Nestle's Funtacular Ways of Eating Nestle Crunch Ice Cream!  It was a fun day as I get to work with Niccolo Cosme once again and I've always been a fan of his works!

AMW Featured on Maven Magazine
After my Vaseline magazine feature, I haven't really thought I'd see myself in a glossy once again!  This time, it was a feature for AskMeWhats as a blog and blogger!  A full page dedicated for my blog!  I am very happy with it and I want to thank Maven magazine for this awesome opportunity!!!

The Birth of AskMeMom
Last but not the least, the best gift that I won't forget is the birth of AskMeMom!  I am finally going to be a mommy!!!  Many people have prayed and hoped for a Baby AMW and I want to thank all my friends who prayed for me! I have gone through really tough times making sure my mom is alright and I'm glad my prayers has been answered and I cannot hope for anything more for the coming years but the safety of Baby AMW!  I hope you are as excited as we are to share my journey not only as a Blogger but as a Mom! :D

Thank you 2012, you've been very good to me!  I'm pretty excited and looking forward for 2013! :)  

What are you most thankful for the year 2012?
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  1. That was nice and productive year for you Nikki!
    Have a Happy New 2013 Year :)

    1. Thanks Anastacia, yours is as productive too I hope to meet you someday! together with your boys :D

  2. Sounds like an amazing year! Congrats on doubling your makeup gig, with your talent and positive attitude it's hardly a wonder why!! ;)

    You're glowing my dear!! Congrats once again on the pregnancy! You'll be such an wonderful mum!! :D

    Hope you'll have a smashing new year and I can't wait to see little AMW!!! :D

    1. Aaww, thanks dear for the love and positivity! I am so lucky to have wonderful clients and I'm lucky to do the things I love!

      Aaww, I hope to be a wonderful mom as you think I'd be! If I can only be half as good as my mom, I'll be awesome! :D She's my idol! :)

      Have a wonderful year too Jenn!

  3. congrats nikki! you indeed have been blessed this year, im sure more blessings will come for 2013.

    btw you look sososo pretty in the purple brand ambassadors photo, your eyes really popped

    can i just say how cute charchar is????

    last but not the least, your biggest gift this year is your baby, happy new year to you and your family

    1. Thanks Miz, I agree, my baby is the best gift I could receive for the year! and Char Char? awww..I'll let him know you find him super cute! he knows he's cute! LOL thanks for liking my Purple Groom photo!!! thank yoU! :D

  4. You are one glowing preggy woman! And I can't help but smile at all the wonderful blessings 2012 brought you. I remember the times you weren't all smiles yet very strong. I see you now and I realize that all those were worth it. Thank you for the wonderful friendship, Achie Nikki! I'm so happy that you and Keith are getting everything you've asked for.

    Love you!

    1. Aaww Tara, yup, you've seen me at my worst and you know that whenever we stumble and fall, we have nowhere to go but rise up again! I am so happy to know you dear and I am looking forward for more years of friendship! :D

  5. Hi Nikki

    Happy 2013.You look very pretty with your cute tummy. Wish u all the best for your delivery.

    1. Thanks dear! happy new year to you and your family too! :D

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful year! I hope 2013 will be even better!

    1. I did and I pray for continuous blessing too! I hope you have a great 2013 as well! :D

  7. It's definitely been a packed year for you, and 2013 sounds like it's going to be an exciting one!! :D Here's to an awesome time ahead!

    1. Thank you dear bee, I believe 2013 is a wonderful year too! I bet it's your year too *winks* :D

  8. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Cheers to the new journey in your life, being a mom. I'm sure you'll be a great mom to lil AMW just like how successful you are in what you do. God Bless

    1. Thank you so much for your well wishes and kind words! It meant a lot to me! God bless too and Happy New Year :D


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