Look! It’s Judith and me.. we were over at YouthAsia, Kelana Square a week ago to collect my ‘Ugly Truth‘ prizes. Do check out the original link: YouthSays Blog
I’ve WON some things… hehe! I joined YOUTHSAYS, ‘The Ugly Truth’ Contest awhile ago and must have forgotten about it. Then, I got a call from a girl whom I couldn’t really hear what she was trying to say but I heard clearly the words, ‘WON’-'UGLY TRUTH’-KELANA SQUARE’. Lol.. it was so soft like a whisper. I took down the address; I think part of the address only. But thank goodness, Joanne twitted me that I won something at YOUTHSAYS.
“The ugly truth about guys is that they can’t really multitask while driving… try watching a guy drive and when his phone starts ringing, he scrambles for it or just passes his phone to the person next to him!!!“
True or not I’m not sure.. that’s my opinion only :p
I didn’t know what I won until I went and check it out…
YIPPIE! A pair of tees for HIM & HER! Ooo a ‘boxer shorts’ for a lazy day, a ‘hug pillow’ which I bet will go to Javier and ‘a heart-shaped box of mints’ probably goes to Joe minus the box. Judith will definitely want the box to keep her treasures.
So, we arrived there at 10.30am for the registration. This was Josephine’s first time to Pavilion and it was my first time to step foot on the 7th Floor. I’ve always wondered how to get to this Seventh Heaven and alas! Now, I can be certain that I have foot stepped the whole of Pavilion.
Jake brought the kids for ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ movie while I had my pampering session. First was the filling in forms, the weight, body mass, total fat measurements. I didn’t manage to see how much fats I have on the scale, sigh… but better not to know if not I’ll fret later to Jake.
Anyway, we had a briefing on what’s in store for us. Her World, Editor in Chief, gave a short preview of herself but so funny… She couldn’t remember the sponsors name well. Instead of RMK she said Lancome. OMG!! I could fill it in for her. Hehe! I was giggling at the side; so bad yar.
There were 14 mother & daughter teams which makes the total 28 of us. Only 15 pairs were chosen over thousands. Somehow 1 pair couldn’t make it I guess. We were in the Gold team. There were a total of 4 teams. So we had to follow our team leader which was Sereena Leong and she’s gorgeously glowing with a little bub inside her. I envy her.. cuz I love being preggars (read more bout my love of preggars here CLICK TO GET ME PREGNANT -I was only joking).
After the hairstyling session, it was manis’ and pedis’ by Glitters Nail Bar. FYI it’s not ‘sweet and spicy’ but manicure and pedicure. It’s just a short term which some of us use. I chose to do my hands only because I can do my feet myself. Hands are a bit hard to tackle. I’m a LEFTY so using my right hand to polish my left nails are a bit tough. Josephine did her hands too but managed to get her toenails done as well later on. She went for a summer colour which was crayon pink while I was given a simple glitter polish which actually matched my toenails. I actually requested for a naked colour because since I’ll be doing housework, they won’t last long but the kind lady said, it’s Mother’s Day and after all it’s FOC why not make me pwetty just for the day? Haha!
After having nails done completed with hand massages, it was the Bizzy Body Special Treatment time! We earlier had our measurements taken so they can customize the treatment to cater to each individual. As I’m a stretch marks carrier, I had the ReForm(RF) Technology which employs the use of radio frequency waves to slim the body in a non-surgical way. Let me extract something from their web:
The high frequency of 0.3MHz or 0.5Mhz radio frequency waves penetrates deep into the skin layer to increase the heating of skin tissues. It restructures the skin collagen to produce and promote new collagen cells, resulting in gradual collagen tightening. It improves blood circulation of the body with the stimulation of blood flow as a result of the heat generated in the skin layer. It emits toxins such as cellulite as the radio frequency waves burn away fatty tissues.
Research proved that ReForm induction will increase body deeper temperature to 40◦C – 50◦C which has an excellent fat dissolving effects and increase blood circulation by 5 times. After 8 treatments, the total weight of fat cells was reduced 2.6 kg and shrunk up to 2.7cm
Now, don’t get me wrong. I only had 7 minutes of treatment so if you ask me whether was there any results.. I can’t really tell. All that I know is that this treatment is pretty dangerous. The machine has a cold flat panel which will be placed right under one of your thighs. Once the panel is there, you’re not supposed the budge. The cold panel is the key to start up the machine. So, once the machine has started the beautician started to converse and of course the information on other treatments were revealed. Pros’ of the programmes definitely. There’s no cons’ in them. Then, I forgot about the metal plate, so I lifted up my leg like unknowingly and I quickly put it down. That’s when I got zapped! Burned! Electrocuted for awhile. Sobs it hurt like crap for awhile. Today, there’s still a gash of mark. I think they should have used a strap to strap the metal to the leg to avoid such things. I might have forgotten and that I’m wrong but we can never be too careful.
Right after the treatment is finished, I was brought into a consultation room. And I know what goes there. The affirmation of aggressive consultants will dig all your unconfident matters and put it to their plan. My consultant was a mommy too. Mommy of 2 she said. And she shower me her tummy with stretch marks less than mine. Kinda like a free show to get me signing the papers. I was actually quite willing to join because it was so darn cheap. Less than quarter of the normal price just for the day. Really had me thinking.. hmm.
At that time, I didn’t know where was my “Godma-of-the-day”. We went split ways. That’s their tactics you know, to gain more customers. Split consultation to avoid teamed up alliance. Haha. Well, no matter. Not like I can afford and not like it’s the end of the world. My consultant said something that annoyed me in a way. She quoted,
“I’m sure your husband won’t mind you spending a bit of his money just to look beautiful for him, right? It’s not an offence after all you bore him 3 children.”
I was like hmm.. now you had me going into crazy mode. Whoa I was thinking this Bizzy Body really busybody. Suits the name; suits the brand. You’re not me, you’re not my husband. I only told her I’ll think about it. Then, when I have left. Left as in the event was over and Josephine and I were heading to the car park, my loyal consultant called me on my cell. Whoa… invading privacy. She just kept on reminding me that this is a great deal; that I should not miss it; or I can put a RM100 deposit and come back later. Very aggressive lady but couldn’t convince me enough. :p
After the drilling consultation, we went for lunch courtesy of Zang Toi’s Signature, Pavilion Parkson. Food was marvellous but quantity wise – not enough to go second round. LOL!
Manager or Parkson taking pictures.. quite good looking guy. Hehe!
Lunch gone, time for talk on nuvafemme®. nuvafemme® representative, Stephanie gave a talk using slide shows which we could have read by ourselves because she was reading through it the whole time. During the talk, Josephine and I were probably half awake. Kinda blur. Know more about nuvafemme® by clicking on nuvafemme®. Lucky me, lucky draw, drew me a box of nuvafemme®.
Next was the Panasonic Nano Face Steamer. There were nice Panasonic girls to elaborate on the product. I heard it cost RM1499 which was a bomb. For me, using the steam from the rice cooker is better; 2 in 1 save time and save cost plus you get to eat rice later. My steaming session finished earlier than Josephine because halfway through, her Nano Steamer ran out of the water. So, she had restart the course. So, I waited for her for the last pamper session of the day – makeup by RMK. Fui-yoh.
After Josephine came out from the Panasonic room, we were told to wait for our turn for the makeover. We didn’t want to sit near the Bizzy Bodies’ so we sat at the lounge area while turning our chairs checking on other beauty parlours. Soon, we were hollered by Ms Sereena.
The RMK girls were H-O-T. For a girl to say it is weird but they were sweet and saucy for sure. Complete with high heels and fashionable apparels. My makeup artist got a tongue ring; now I know why she talked funny. But, they were very informative on stuff. They not only promote their products but also gave us advice on other beauty things. I mean unlike the Bizzy Body consultant who practically forcing me to signup for their treatments.
My makeover wasn’t a makeover because I looked like I’ve never been done on. Looks the same as before. LOL! Jake said maybe there’s nothing can be done anymore. Hmm… But my left eye was ‘bengkak’ that night. I don’t know why but maybe because the makeup artist used RMK Foundation under my eye instead of concealer. Very itchy and bumpy now.
Makeup was the last pampering session we had. Soon, we had tea also by Zang Toi, then lastly another briefing acknowledging the sponsors and Lucky Draw for the remaining participants who didn’t get anything earlier. Both Josephine and I were hoping to get the Panasonic Hamper which includes a Panasonic Hair Curler and a Panasonic Eyelash Curler; but we didn’t get them. Josephine got Glitters Nail Bar Vouchers but she gave them to me and I don’t need them so my sis gets them.
I know I’ve already got the nuvafemme®, so I won’t be getting anything else besides the Goodie Bag which is worth over RM300 of stuff. YAY!
What’s in the goodie bag?
RMK eye shadow just the right colour for me ‘BROWNS’
Well, that was all in a day. A little dramatic, a little hectic, a little boring and a little overwhelmed but it was a great experience. I won’t mind doing it again except for the Bizzy Body part. Too much to bear. Josephine and I had great fun, great food and great freebies. YAY!
I guess it’s time to talk about me. I’ve been talking about other things these days. Not that I’m not included in those things :p
Sigh, I’ve not been in cheery moods for the past week. My mind has been wandering elsewhere. What is it I’m pondering these days?
Well, just recently I won a contest worth of RM1000 of cosmetics. My favourite kind of makeup color is brown hues; earthy, nude colors. And most of the time, I get bright color eye shadows and chap sticks which I don’t usually use. I’m a natural color freak. I tried many times using extreme makeup on my face but somehow I end up with the same neutral tone. I need makeup lessons most probably.
So, I won. I quickly called Hub and leaped for joy while talking to him on the phone. I think I was jumping a little and out of breathy saying, “I won something!” Hub is happy and I’m sure he does although I don’t know the look on his face. He knows I win stuff once awhile and me calling him means….he has to send me to collect the stuff. THANKS HUBBY! I shared some with my mom and sis. When I told them I have news for them, they have that worried look. Maybe mom thought I was pregnant? Haha. Nah can’t be that lucky right?
I told them I won something. Sis grabbed the bag of goodies. Saw what was written there. ‘Women’s Weekly Promo Prize RM1000’. She screamed or maybe she yelped not like a dog but maybe a cute pup. Mom was WHOA or was it WAH-WAH. Both were grinning. Oh it was great. I wished I have my camera to snap them but never mind. Dad was asking is it a book? DAD! So him. Mom got the palette and the tinted lip balm. Sis ‘sapu’ the lip gloss with lippy-i-duno-what. That’s not the name of it thou’. I just can’t remember. I saved some for my own too. Bobbi Brown is my favourite. So, you guys out there. Get me Bobbi Brown gifts ya?
My sis asked me why am I so lucky always winning contests. But let me put it properly… not always; once in a blue moon only. I told her, ‘I guess I’m lucky then!’ Haha. Just be optimistic. If it’s not today then it’s tomorrow and if it’s not tomorrow, then there are other days to look forward to.
This is me without the green papers of course. But hopefully.. in a few years time those green papers will surround me.
I think my family is great. We don’t backstab each other but occasionally we do scratch ones shoulder. We don’t say unnecessary things. We don’t take people for granted. We don’t use our positions at home. We don’t make one’s life harder to get things done our way and of course there’s always the part where my sis gets me to find her stuff which went missing somewhere around the house. And at the end of the day, it was right there in plain sight.
Sorry I can’t share with everyone my gifts but I did shared some in the previous win. This time, I’m thinking about me, myself and I. But yet, I shared again with loved ones. I don’t simply give stuff to people who doesn’t appreciates it or they might not need it (because they have it already) or it might not be suitable for them or better; one can afford it. It breaks my heart when I present my win and it gets wrapped up somehow. How ironic.
Learning to give, learning to share is so great. I think it’s the greatest thing one can do but make sure you plenty then you share. Share what you can; what you may. It’s the one thing that makes me happy to see others happy. I feel the love around when I give. It doesn’t make me a hero but it makes me whole just because I see smiles in return. Just like what I did yesterday at Uptown collecting my prize. You may call me ‘stupid woman’ but whatever. I actually gave away a lippie to the lady security guard who was so friendly and also very preggars. She was soooo happy. Bet it made her day likewise. I told Hubby about it and Hubby wasn’t surprise of what I did. He knows that’s me, that’s his wifey