Feeling really happy and overwhelmed with all the love and support I have received recently from people for The Best Beauty Blog.

1.  Followers Love

Last week, I reached over 100 GFC followers and I reached over 10,000 hits on the blog!  YAY!  This may not sound like a major thing for many beauty blogs out there, but for me, it’s a BIG THING!!!  Thank you so much!  A giveaway will be coming shortly just to thank everyone.

2.  Beauty Blogger Love

The beauty blogging community is so warm and welcoming and I have made a number of friends with beauty bloggers and PR’s (especially Tina from FACE OF AUSTRALIA) through blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

3.  Hubby Love

Beauty blogging is more difficult than it looks.  I have cluttered up the house with beauty products everywhere but my Hubby has been very patient and tidied up my mess.  Also, taking photos is one of the greatest challenges for me.  The Husband has been so supportive and he built me a DIY homemade light box to help me take more professional-looking photos of products.  How sweet of him!  I think I need more light though to make it totally work, but it’s awesome.

Look at the cool photos I can do now!  (Okay, they are not that fantastic…but I am not a pro photographer…)

4.  Mummy Love

My Mum could possibly be the best mum in the world!  Ok, in my world!  First of all, her English and internet skills are limited but when I left Scotland for Australia, she opened a Facebook account (read all about it from this link) to keep in touch with me.  And now, she has started reading my blog and leaving me a lovely supportive Facebook message.  I am so blessed.  And I miss her so much!!!  *tears well up*

Anyway, I hope you all have a great week ahead.  I am currently struck down with a mysterious oral illness which is making my whole mouth and upper teeth sore on the right side.  My immune system is down.  Boohoo!!!

I was supposed to be working this week but I have called in sick for tomorrow.  The only good things to this painful illness are that I get to catch up on reading everyone’s blogs and getting more much-needed beauty sleep and watching America’s Next Top Model and True Blood.

By the way, as you have gathered, this is not a typical beauty blog post but more of a personal blog post.  I don’t know about you but I like reading beauty blogs where you get to know the blogger behind the blog – but if this is a turn-off, please let me know in the comments and I will refrain from doing personal beauty-related posts in the future.

18 Comments on So Much Love

  1. Megan
    02/05/2011 at 5:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on all the success with your blog, I look forward to reading more from you and I’m so envious of your new light box, I think it works great. I think I might have to get my boyfriend to make me one!!!!

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:06 pm (7 years ago)

      @Megan, Thanks lovely! And yes, get your boyfriend on it! It only took my Hubby 20 minutes.

  2. Laura
    02/05/2011 at 9:53 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on reaching 100 followers 🙂
    I like the personal touch you bring to your blog!

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:06 pm (7 years ago)

      @Laura, Thanks Laura! I was truly inspired by your personal beauty blog 😀

  3. Di
    03/05/2011 at 12:07 am (7 years ago)

    I love the personal side of your blog, too! And I really want to make myself a light box now but Im not that creative! LOL I hope your mouth gets better, that looks very ouchy!

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:08 pm (7 years ago)

      @Di, Thank you Di! Get your hubs on it! I am not creative either but hubby took one look at the picture of a DIY light box and then he got going and it only took him 20 minutes. As for my mouth, yes, it is very sore 🙁 it’s like I’m on a diet because I can’t eat the foods I want to eat like chips!!!

  4. Tracy D
    03/05/2011 at 12:37 am (7 years ago)

    So sweet of him to build you a light box, wow! Feel better 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:09 pm (7 years ago)

      @Tracy D, Yay, it was but it was easy for him. Now I want a big adult-sized light box LOL. And thanks for the well wishes…I do actually feel better today 🙂

  5. Kar
    03/05/2011 at 12:41 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Ling

    Why not ask Noah to make you a bigger light box, big enough for your head in so it can light your face up! Haha 😛 Actually I might need one in winter time so it can kick my winter blues away.

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:10 pm (7 years ago)

      @Kar, Hi Kar, you must know me in real life…but I don’t know your real name! Anyway, yeah, I want Noah to build me a human-sized light box so I can take pictures of me all day long LOL

  6. Vintage Makeup
    03/05/2011 at 7:37 am (7 years ago)


  7. AtelierBeauty(dot)com
    03/05/2011 at 7:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Hope you’ll get well soon. Have plenty of rest 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      03/05/2011 at 10:14 pm (7 years ago)

      @AtelierBeauty(dot)com, Thanks! I am resting plenty by surfing the internet 😀 and doing no housework!!!

  8. Steph
    04/05/2011 at 4:53 pm (7 years ago)

    Aww, your hubby sounds awesome! Must be nice for your partner to be so supportive. And talented! I feel quite inspired to try and make a light box now lol! And your mum sounds sweet.. 🙂 Congrats!
    And I don’t know if you saw but you got a blog award from lilpil http://thingsllove.blogspot.com/2011/05/liebster-blog-awards.html

    • Ling Tung
      05/05/2011 at 10:50 pm (7 years ago)

      @Steph, Hi Steph, thanks for your comment. Yeah, light boxes are great. It’s really quite easy to make it. And yeah, my mum is a sweetheart. And so is Lilpil!!! Gotta love her 🙂

  9. Squeeze The Pug
    07/05/2011 at 1:21 am (7 years ago)

    Awww, how sweet to see Noah building that light box for you… The pictures look very good

    • Ling Tung
      09/05/2011 at 3:40 pm (7 years ago)

      @Squeeze The Pug, He likes doing creative stuff like that. However, as for taking photos of me…nah…