Monday, October 7, 2013

Thank you Preview StyleBible.ph VSA and Thank YOU!

Happy start of the week dear AMW friends!
I had a wonderful week last week and I'm praying for an equally good week!  But before I blab and get lost in cyber space, I want to share a quick post that yours truly won the Style Bible Virtual Style Awards (VSA)!   HUGE THANKS to everyone who voted and believed in me!




To be honest, when I received an email from Stylebible.ph saying that I'm one of the nominees, I couldn't believe my eyes!  When I started blogging, I never thought that someone would notice a blog called "www.askmewhats.blogspot.com", well who would?  I kept this blog a secret among my family and peers!  I guess it was just my "need" to look for an outlet to share my finds and experiences on using certain products --- to strangers!  I guess I have this inkling feeling of not wanting to be judged!  I don't want to sound superficial talking about beauty products when there are so many "real" problems out there!  But when I start receiving emails from readers telling me how much I have helped them build back their confidence (you girls know who you are).....you probably don't know this but I also gained my confidence in sharing to the world what I know and learned through my journey as a makeup artist knowing I am helping readers out there in my own ways!   

Fast forward to the Preview VSA Awards night, I went there after a long day of work!  Mr. AMW was there to support me (he always does) and I'm glad I went because I met up with people whom I met through blogging that I haven't seen in awhile!  Hi Emily, Ria, Eman!!! 


When the Beauty Blogger category was announced, it was surreal to see ME..and Char Char's face!  *laughs*  Actually I was focused on Char Char's face more than mine and I was thinking on top of my head (that looks familiar!)  Anyways, I remembered giving a kiss to my dear hubby and went up the stage wishing I don't fall flat on my "already tired" face!


Aside from just posing in front of the camera, there was a quick Q&A portion with the host of the night and no matter how comfortable I am speaking in public (I used to be a teacher and I still teach makeup at present), I felt my hands getting cold and sweaty and I pray I don't blurt anything out of this world!  *laughs* 



I think I did okay on stage :P  I seriously feel blessed to be  nominated and even more blessed to be recognized as someone who made an impact in the virtual world!  For me, beauty blogging is not about plain blogging about superficial stuff, beauty blogging is a passion where you talk about things that will make you feel beautiful in and out!  I can't stress enough how much Beauty Blogging has helped me go through tough times!  I shed a few tears as my mom got sick while I write about makeup tips that helped soothe me even for a  good 30 minutes.  I was holding on a plastic bag on one hand trying hard not to throw up as I hold a lipstick on the other hand during my first trimester of pregnancy (trust me, holding the lipstick diverted my attention to throw up!).

Do I get tired?  Do I have days I don't have anything to write about?

Seriously speaking, I never feel tired and at a lost of words when I blog, blogging never feel like work to me as it is a passion I got from our Lord above.  You (my readers) made me feel like I'm talking to my girl friends when I talk about anything under the sun, I know at least my sudden insertion of corny jokes and stories may help make some of you go through a rough day with a smile! 

AMW with Sabs Hernandez and Martha Sta. Barbara
And to sum up my humbling experience being part of the First Virtual Style Awards 2013, I want to thank YOU, my dearest readers for including me in your daily reading list, for believing in my product reviews and makeup tips!  I will be NOTHING in this cyber world without you guys!  So huge HUGS!!!!

Of course, I also want to thank companies and brands out there who believed in me!  Who gave me the freedom to write about their products and also giving me opportunities to learn more about their company!  

My family and of course Mr. AMW, who continuously support and believe in me!  Mr. AMW is my number 1 fan since high school!  I am very thankful to God for giving him to me and for adding a special icing to this lovely cake --- Baby AMW! 

AMW with the girls of Benefit Cosmetics Philippines
I am looking forward for more adventures, unforgettable moments as a Beauty Blogger + Mommy Blogger!  I hope you guys will never get tired visiting AMW as part of your routine!  From the bottom of my heart, I love you all!

Congratulations to ---
Tricia Gosingtian (Wardrobe Blogger)
Jenni Eperson (Online Reporter)
Your Evil Twin (Photographer)
Thursday Room (Online Portfolio)
Kim Jones (Instagram Microblogger)
KC Concepcion (Twitter Microblogger)
Divine Lee (Celebrity Site)
Fold Canela (Fashion Film Maker)

Thank you Preview and StyleBible, congratulations to the winners and fellow nominees!!!

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30 comments :

  1. Congrats lau ee! Naka-ilan araw din ako vote for you 10x a day LOL. Sa iyo ko inubos lahat hahahaha.

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    1. GWAMA! Super thanks!!!! I love it!!! Love mo ako!!!! *HUGS*

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  2. yay! congratulations sis! you deserve it! you know how much you've helped a lot of us especially me, you know my story ;) AMW is not only a part of my routine, it's a part of my life! :)

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    1. Issa, thank you so much for trusting me and for always visiting my site :D I appreciate it a lot!!!

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  3. Congratulations Ms Nikki! :)

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  4. Congratulations. I really think you deserve it. Your philosophy that beauty blogging is not shallow but something that helps the blogger and readers to feel beautiful inside and out is very true and anyone who reads your blog would see that you mean it when you say that. Thank you for your consistent posting of beauty tips, product reviews, eureka! moments and even gushing about your adorable baby AMW. Through the years I was very glad to be able to read a fellow Filipina give her honest feedback on all the brands out on the market that could intimidate or confuse a not-so-kikay typical working girl like me, and take comfort that 'glamorous' (but modest!) girls like you also face the daily challenges of juggling career, marriage and motherhood with faith in God, family support and smile. Thank you and more power!

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    1. :) Hugs, thank you soooo much for your comment, you just don't know how much it means to me! Sometimes, I have this inkling feeling of.."Am I talking too much? am I talking to myself? are there anyone still interested to read what I'm going to say?" thanks for the affirmation! :D Love you sis!

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  5. wow! congrats Nikki ! :) I am one of those who believe in your reviews :) stay sweet and humble as you are! :)

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  6. All of you are my fave bloggers! :-)
    Congratulations!

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    1. Juvy, thanks, I know what you mean, I love my fellow nominees too!

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  7. All of you are my fave bloggers! :-)
    Congratulations!

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  8. Congrats Nikki! You deserve it! I voted for you but I also voted for Sabs, Liz, and Martha haha! All of you are so inspiring! :)

    Angel
    angeldiamante.blogspot.com

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    1. By the way, just out of curiosity, did you do your own make-up for this event? :)

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    2. You wouldn't believe it but I voted for them too! :) and yes, I did my own make-up (while someone blow dried my hair) lol! i was tooo busy and in a hurry that day! i look like crap! LOL

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  9. Congrats Nikki!! You're a wonderful human being and you totally deserve this award for your hard work, dedication and sheer awesomeness! My inspiration always! :D

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    1. awww thanks Jenn, you've always managed to make me smile with your sweet and touching comments! love you back!

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  10. Hi Nikki! Congratulations! You truly deserve it.

    All the best,
    Annie Lorraine ☺️

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  11. I can totally relate. I feel more comfortable sharing my opinion on beauty products to strangers than my friends. Sometimes, I feel dyahe when a friend told me that she read one of my posts but I think that is something I need to learn to live with. :D

    By the way, congratulations and more power.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, AGREE! nakakarelate ka no? hehehe :) Same here, feeling ko nakakahiya if someone I know read my posts! But yeah, we have to live with it! it's our fault naman for posting online! hahahah :D

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    2. Exactly! I'm like "strangers will not judge me because they don't know me that much". :D Maybe that is why we keep on blogging... we can be ourselves in the online community. hehe!

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  12. a very belated congrats! You look fab in the pictures :D

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