Singapore’s Top Beauty Bloggers in The Straits Times URBAN!

Happy Friday, friends! Every Friday, The Straits Times has a fashion newspaper called URBAN, and I, along with the fab Mag, Sesame and Roseanne, was featured in their cover story about Singapore top beauty bloggers. And I’m on the cover, eeks! My very first cover… it’s so weird to see yourself like that. I’m excited yet embarrassed! (Is it just me or does my face look extra big?! I wonder if it’s because it’s photographed through a mirror?)

Thank you URBAN and Gladys Chung for this, it’s so surreal! I am so blessed. I have scanned in the article and my part of the feature (just click the picture to enlarge), I hope you enjoy it.

And if anyone is here for the first time after reading URBAN, hello and welcome!

Update Mar 12: I’d like to say a few things as I’ve seen some comments online after this article came out. First of all, not every blogger is out there to get “freebies”. And as for the quote that blogs not being as credible as magazines and newspapers; yes, any old fool can write a blog, but I’ve worked in magazines before, and I had to laugh… magazine editors/writers cannot truly write honest pieces as they answer to advertisers!

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52 comments

  1. WOW! FRONTPAGE:)
    Congratulations!
    I missed you, you know that.
    We should meet up for a meal sometime soon, aside to your busy schedule..

    1. Thanks Suhana! I miss you too! I’ll be busy ’til the end of the month but April should be good to meet? Let me know! xx

  2. Congrats!
    A side note. I finally know someone who’s on the cover of the newspaper. =D You’ve made my dream come true. Hehe.

    1. Aw thanks SzeLing! πŸ™‚ And what a dream! Haha. What makes you want to know someone on the cover of a newspaper? You’re adorable xx

  3. My first reaction when I saw URBAN was ‘OMG” “Woo hoo”.
    Then I thought there are gonna be idoits who will take this to slam you and it did happen now.
    Ignore the haters and just continue your blog as the way it is.Your blog is unique.=)

    1. Aw thank you, Carol, you are so sweet! Yeah… I saw a few saying how they can see we’re all in int for free stuff and to self promote, they won’t ever trust beauty bloggers again, etc… weirdos.

      Thanks so much for your support πŸ™‚

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy your dream with Beauty Fool is really doing well!
    Your face doesn’t look big~ you look lovely!!

  5. Oh, what did they say? Geez…nevermind and don’t bother Renee. You hardly do product reviews. Haha…they should come and critic me. And well, they CAN always start a blog if they wish too.

    1. Yeah, I didn’t want to bother and say anything but at the same time I didn’t want our readers to read it and get a different impression of us. Basically I just saw a few people “thanking” Urban for the story and then said all bloggers are in it for free stuff and self-promotion, and how they will never trust blogs again, we are all untrustworthy, blah blah blah blah.

      Like you told me earlier, press is a double edged sword πŸ˜›

  6. I just have to comment. IAre magazines really that credible? I was readding an article in a magazine where the beauty editor was raving about a beauty product, and when I turned the page, guess what the advertisement was? I’m not a sucker, haha.

  7. Congratulations!! SO happy for you. But on the other hand, it is not a surprise, because your blog truly is amazing πŸ™‚ Love from Denmark <3

  8. Hey Renee,

    Am glad they chose your shot as the cover. While you were being photographed, Sesame and I were saying that they should put you on the cover! πŸ˜€

    Glad to have spent that time with you. Let’s catch up again, ya?

    1. Aw thanks Mag. I had no idea that shot was the cover shot until Beno whispered it to me, but I thought he was mistaken! πŸ˜›

      And yes, it was so lovely hanging out with you and Sesame! Would love to catch up again. I think we should have a beauty bloggers meet up sometime! πŸ™‚ xx

  9. You look very pretty in that cover picture, and more importantly that’s a genuine smile! It’s always good reading about someone who gets recognition from following their dreams. Congratulations, and wishes of even more success in the future!

  10. You look amazing! So glamourous, elegant, classy, but such an amazingly gorgeous genuine smile. CONGRATULATIONS!

  11. Congrats Renee! You work hard on this blog, I know so you deserve all the recognition you get πŸ™‚ Don’t mind the haters. There always will be.

  12. Congrats! You look great! Continue writing and ignore all those comments. Don’t let people bring you down πŸ˜€

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