Journey with Beauty Bound Asia – Part 1

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Now that I have the time to blog again, I am finally am able to share my Beauty Bound Asia Challenge journey!

It was a fun roller coaster ride, definitely something I will do again if I had a chance. For the FREEBIES! Hahaha.

Seriously, I did meet alot of awesome friends as well! A great experience which made me start my youtube channel.

So 3 months ago, I submitted a video to enter a challenge called Beauty Bound Asia, which was a collaboration between SKII and Youtube.

This challenge is for whole of Asia, so not only were there 60 plus contestants chosen in Malaysia, but also in other countries such as Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong & alot more countries.

We were to go through 2 local challenges and then shortlisted to 2 winners who will be chosen from each country to go to TOKYO for a finale challenge and represent their respective country. In the end 1 winner will be chosen to work with SKII, other big brands & Michelle Phan (a famous youtube star) personally, as well as an all expense paid trip to New York!!


My submission video

I was absolutely giddy with excitement when I received an email saying I was one of the people chosen to join the challenge!

Beauty Bound Asia Challenge Briefing - Cheryn Tan Plus Size Fashion Blogger
We were invited to a gathering where we were briefed on the first part of the challenge. The gathering was fun!

Got alot of memory tokens which are hanging all over my house now, reminding me of all the exciting time I had and what a great feeling it is to be alive!

Beauty Bound Asia Challenge Briefing - Cheryn Tan Plus Size Beauty

I was also pleasantly surprised of how friendly everyone was! Made a few amazing friends which I still cherish even after the challenge is over.

We also got to meet Faa Firds & Emily Quak, famous Malaysian Beauty Youtube bloggers who not only shared their experiences, gave some really good advice & insights, but is also the Judges for our upcoming challenge!

We also learned from Youtube how to customise our youtube channel (**Let me know if you are interested & I’ll make a blog post on the tips I got during the talk**) and also how to monetise our Youtube Channels! Cool Stuff.
Wished they had covered more in depth stuff, but I guess they wanted to talk about all the basics as this was our first gathering and alot of us were beginner noobs, like me!

So our first challenge was to make 2 youtube videos!

  1. One video is an Unboxing video of the goodies we got from Youtube & SKII.
  2. Another video was a seasonal beauty tip video!


To make it more interesting I decided to teach people how to make an unboxing video while I made my first one! However, that flew straight out the window when I starting getting all excited about all the stuff I received!
Beauty Bound Asia - First unboxing video

And my Seasonal Beauty Tip & Makeup Video

For this video I chose the theme, Haze! We go through this EVERY YEAR, that it might as well be a real season here, other than monsoon & scorching hot tropical summer for the rest of the year.

I submitted everything after what seemed like never ending sleepless nights, with a huge sigh of relieve and a prayer that it was enough to get through the next round!

Which was announced early September… *Drumrollllllll*
I GOT Through!!!! as everyone who has watched my youtube video would know.
But I still get the same happy chills every time I remember receiving the news, I was driving on the highway and had to stop at the side of the road to squeal with glee… heheheh.

One small step to TOKYO, baby!

Foooh! That is a long story, but there is still so much more to share!
Will continue with Part 2 of this Beauty Bound Asia Challenge journey in my next post soon,ya!

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel if you want more of my videos!
Thank you for your support!!


  • FiSh Reply

    Congrats! 🙂 your hard work pays off well. Cant wait for Part 2!

  • Aliza Sara Reply

    Im sure its a memorable experience for you 🙂 Keep it up!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Yes, I am glad I got a chance to give it my all.

  • Hui Ying Reply

    you are so cute in the video!!! Keep it up!!!

  • Miriam Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You did so well with your videos! So excited for you dear!

  • Syafiera Yamin Reply

    Makin lama tengok you makin cute lah cherry !!!!!! Congratulations !

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Hahah, thanks so much Syafiera. I think you are super cute too!

  • geng qian Reply

    all the best! i hope you can get Tokyo!! 😀

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      I didn’t in the end, but happy memories nonetheless!

  • Renae Teo Reply

    Wah congrats! Making the cut is already an achievement! Hope to see you participate again in the next one 🙂

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      I want to as well! Especially for fashion youtube blogger type of competition!

  • Janice Yeap Reply

    I can never do a youtube video and talk like you. good job girl! 😀

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Hi Janice. Thanks so much. It took me a long time to muster the courage too.

  • sherry Reply

    wow congrats, such inspiration there.
    Hehe… good luck to you on the next one.

  • Emily Reply

    Congratulations on your journey. I hope that you will achieve what you have set out to do!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Emily, I think I did.. I really think I did. 🙂

  • Linda Yee Reply

    You look great in your videos. Well done!

  • Jessytheklchic Reply

    I see a few familiar faces on your pictures. Amazing that you got a chance to experience it! I heard everyone who joined got SKII products 😀

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Yes, my beauty products now are all from SKII, and I think it really helps!

  • Miera Nadhirah Reply

    Oh wow Cheryn… you’re the bomb….and all the best to go to Tokyo… I am sure you can do it!!!!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Thanks Miera for the vote of confidence! But I have to go to Tokyo with my own money… Or my husband’s if he is willing to pay! 🙂

  • Mike Yip Reply

    Good Luck in the contest.

  • Jane Reply

    Congrats for being one of the selected contestants. You look great at your youtube. Thumbs up.

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Haha, thanks for the warm welcome & look forward to stay

  • siennylovesdrawing Reply

    wow! Congratulations to you Cheryn 🙂 So proud of you 🙂
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  • Cecilia Reply

    Congrats you won the beauty bound asia! I wish to read how to customize youtube channel, hope will see you blog about this in future! 🙂

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Great! It might take some time as I will need to gather more data, but I will definitely inform you once it comes up!

  • Sharon Lee Reply

    Congrats to you my dear! It was definitely not gonna be a easy job for editing and filming with all the sleepless night =D But you made it ya!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Thanks Sharon! Luckily I was well trained in uni & work with sleepless nights and rushing for projects. hahaha

  • Betty Liew Reply

    Bravo as you make it. I need to learn from you.

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Thanks so much, Betty. We can all learn from each other.

  • Ivy Kam Reply

    I love your unboxing video, you look so confident in it 🙂

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Thank you! Many cuts were made! I was rambling on and on and on for over half and hour!

  • Leona Reply

    nice i only just know now that you have a youtube channel too, so fab, wanna watch it too.

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Thank you, Leona! support is much appreciated!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Gave it my all so I would have no regrets 🙂

  • Isaac Tan Reply

    your videos are nice to watch.. 🙂 big thumbs up for your huge effort.

  • Jess Reply

    Ah i love your bubbly personality! Haha u looks so happy unboxing the goodies!

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      I was! Hahaha. It was amazing getting all the SKII stuff. Like Christmas came early!

  • Ellie Reply

    Wow. You look fab in there. 🙂 Chic and stylish.

  • Arisa Reply

    Woots! Congrats on making it this far for beauty bound Asia. Would have joined too if only i knew about it earlier *sobs*

    • Cheryn Tan Reply

      Ah, hopefully there will be another exciting thing like this happening again! Cos I want to do it all over again!

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