Let’s #SaySi With Giorgio Armani + GIVEAWAY

Giorgio Armani Si

A new film for Giorgio Armani Sì was unveiled worldwide today.  This third chapter continues to offer a centre-stage role to the Australian-born actress and Sì fragrance ambassadress, Cate Blanchett.  Shot by American-Iranian director Massy Tadjedin, and assisted by director of photography Darius Khondji, the film continues the story of the Sì woman: She is complex, genuine, strong, graceful, passionate and accomplished.

Watch the below 45-second film and tell me what you think?  I really enjoyed watching it because it portrays the many roles we as woman fulfil.  As mentioned in my previous blog post here, the story of Sì embodies women who are empowered by their age, their independence and their emotions.  Strong, confident women who dare to live life to the fullest.  Giorgio Armani Sì is a fragrance created for the woman who dares to say ‘Yes’ to life.

Cate Blanchett has been the face of this modern, feminine fragrance since 2013 and I think she is the perfect ambassadress.  The film highlights her natural beauty, her confidence and her passion for life.  She’s a wife, a mother, an actress and an activist for the following causes: Abuse, Addiction, At-Risk / Disadvantaged Youths, Children, Depression and Suicide, Environment, Family / Parent Support, Human Rights, Rape / Sexual Abuse and Substance Abuse.

So what does the Giorgio Armani Sì campaign mean to me?  Saying ‘No’ is often the easier way out.  When you say ‘No’ to new opportunities and new challenges, you can safely stay within your comfort zone.  You don’t have to fear the possibility of being rejected or failure.  So much has happened in my life these past 2 to 3 months, and I find myself facing many challenges.  I guess some would call it a journey, although I wouldn’t say I willingly embarked on this journey.  Sometimes change is good, even if it is an uphill battle.

These past few months have shown me that I often say ‘No’ to myself.  Maybe because I have an inherent need to please everyone around me.  Perhaps it’s because I always try to care for other people before myself.  And it might even be because I measure my self-worth based on what other people think of me.

I think for most people this #SaySi campaign means: Saying ‘Yes’ to new opportunities.  Saying ‘Yes’ to enjoying life.  Saying ‘Yes’ to our dreams.

But for me, right now, it means saying ‘Yes’ to myself.  I’ve come to realise that putting myself first during this stressful time in my life isn’t selfish – it’s the best thing I can do for me (and those around me).  I’ve decided to spend less time with negative and limiting influences, and more time fixing what is broken inside me.

I’m also saying ‘Yes’ to being imperfect.  The struggles and challenges I have faced in the past (and continue to face each day) have made me who I am today.  I am proud of who I am – I am strong (although I sometimes feel weak), I am kind, I am an introvert, I am emotional, I am a perfectionist, and I am imperfect.  Thinking about it now, in a way I’m saying ‘Yes’ to living an authentic life.

Giorgio Armani Si

Here’s where I would like to hear from YOU!  To celebrate the unveiling of this new and exciting Giorgio Armani Sì film, I am giving away these 3 beautiful Sì fragrances to 3 Pink Peonies blog readers.  You could win yourself a Sì Eau de Parfum, or Sì Eau de Parfum Intense, or Sì Eau de Toilette.

Please read the below instructions carefully:

I will be choosing 1 winner from the comments section below, and 2 winners from Twitter and Facebook.

All the winners will be handpicked because I would love to hear YOUR #SaySi story.  It can be about ANYTHING you are experiencing in your life (there are no right or wrong answers) – if you want to #SaySi to that salted caramel fudge from Woolworths because you finished studying for an exam, then go for it!

Here’s what you need to do to enter the giveaway (you can enter via all 3 options or just 1…it’s all up to you):

♥  Leave a comment below telling me what are you saying ‘Yes’ to in your life right now?  Or what would you like to say ‘Yes’ to in the near future?

and / or

♥  Tweet me the following message:  “@pinkpeoniesblog I #SaySi to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. “  You need to fill in the blank space with your very own message.

and / or

♥  Post the following message on my Facebook wall here: “I #SaySi to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. “  You need to fill in the blank space with your own message.  Remember, it needs to be on my Facebook wall otherwise I won’t be able to see your entry.

I will send each winner 1 of the Giorgio Armani Sì fragrances, and because I love surprises I am going to keep which 1 you will receive a secret.  It will almost be like you are opening a lucky packet, only it will be worth over R 1000,00!  Pretty darn amazing lucky packet if you ask me…

The giveaway is open to South African residents only.

The winners will be chosen on the 18th of September 2015 & I will announce the winners in this blog post, as well as Twitter and Facebook.



  1. Falon Harris 13 September 2015 / 19:54

    I #SaySì to being me and no longer trying to be someone else. I say yes to lazy days in bed and sleepwear, late nights of movies and milkshakes and cupcakes for breakfast! I say yes to days without make up and loads of Dry Shampoo! Its time to embrace the woman I am today and not worry about the kind of person others want me to be. I want to be a YES person, who is open to new opportunities and experiences without having to worry about the next step. I say YES to life and all the it is.

  2. Thania Rhoda 13 September 2015 / 19:58

    I have just said “Yes” to my boyfriend who asked me to be his wife!!!!

  3. Kristi 13 September 2015 / 20:34

    i recently said yes to cutting out all animal + animal products out of my diet and lifestyle and although it’s brought so much judgement, side eyes, and questions (from my friends and family more than anyone else), it’s one of the best decisions i have made to date! i’ve really learnt how to live a kind and compassionate life, and even though there is such a stigma around cutting out animals, i really don’t care. i’m not going to force my way of life onto anyone, but i know that personally, it was the thing i needed in my life at that moment, and it’s opened my eyes to things i would usually overlook, and completely changed the way i live life – in the best way!

    the biggest thing i’ve ever said yes to was my husband – wait it’s not cliche – i changed my whole entire life for a man and this man changed his whole entire life for me. right now, we may not be physically together, but our love is stronger than anyone i’ve ever known. he opened my mind up to a life so different to everything else, and he gives me that void i’m missing. saying yes, making a life with him, has hands down been the best decision i have ever made.

  4. Lucinda Singh 13 September 2015 / 21:08

    I #SaySì to holding onto faith- after my hubby and i being in a devastating car accident, i realised i can overcome all things. Nothing is impossible. But saying yes to and holding onto faith & positivity can make all the difference.
    I #SaySì to love and compassion- so many strangers helped us at the scene, without their compassion i dont know what would have happened. I now vow to ensure i help another in need whenever i get the opportunity.
    I #SaySì to determination & encouragement- it is so important to encourage one another. I am learning 2 always choose my words carefully, this can make or break a person’s mindset even their stance on life. I #SaySì to determination in pursuing my passion (which is studying fashion design at the moment) Although i chose to only do it now after i gathered up the courage, its always better late than never.
    I #SaySì to life and it’s little pleasures- i must remember to stop and enjoy the blue sky, the cool wind, the laughter of my loved ones. Appreciate every day as it is a new chance to make a difference.
    I #SaySì to me and to all the women brave enough to be the best they can be in a world that criticizes all that we do & although they tell us it is not enough, it is and so are we…
    Thanks for a great giveaway and opportunity Luzanne.

  5. Carolyn Augustus 13 September 2015 / 21:13

    As a full time working wife and mother of two, I #SaySi to putting myself first for a change. Not that I will be neglecting hubby or the kiddies, I am just going to stop putting my wants and needs at the bottom of my to-do-list. I am important too and deserve to feel like a queen every now and then.

  6. R Fourie 13 September 2015 / 21:15

    I #SaySi to stress less and be myself !!

  7. Sherina 13 September 2015 / 22:33

    I #SaySi to cutting myself some slack. As a full time working student who teaches sunday school kids, blogs and is a people pleaser a lot of the time i often forget just to please myself.. In the last few days i have realised that i will never make everybody happy and that it is time that i start taking myself into consideration. I’m #SayingSi to ME. It’s long overdue xoxo

  8. Bianca Balutto 13 September 2015 / 23:08

    I #SaySi to being a better, stronger person..to overcome all the obstacles that life is currently throwing my way..to working towards my goals and succeeding no matter what. I #SaySi to life, to love, to happiness and success :)

  9. michell klopper 13 September 2015 / 23:09

    I don’t often think of how many times I say yes (#SaySi) . I always want to say No, but almost instantly end up feeling so selfish and regretful, and then I end up blaming myself. People tell me, I over think to much and I tend to do this every time without thinking….haha how ironic! I think I should start to put myself first and just see what happens. I am almost 30 years old in a few months time and I strongly feel and know that I want to and absolutely just have to, I need to start taking care of myslef, go for a facial or a massage or a wild shopping spree and just spend a little time on me, just for the fun of it. SAY SI TO ME………..

  10. Missy 14 September 2015 / 08:18

    I say #Say Si to letting go all negativity in my life. I say #Say Si to being positive, grateful and happy and knowing what’s meant for you will be for you no matter what.

  11. Valencia 14 September 2015 / 08:24

    Its been a very Iong and hectic year for me(work,school,and family) ,and I never got a chance to relax and have some me-time.So I say yes to taking a break and focusing on myself and indulging.Most of the times,we women spend our lives putting other peoples needs before ours, giving out love and care to other people, that we even tend to neglect ourselves.Being a wife,a mother, a sister , a friend and also maintaining a career can be draining.Sometimes,we just need to take a break, and focus on ourselves,fill our love tanks and also indulge. Be it a spa treatment or a new outfit….We also deserve some me-time once in a while. We deserve to be happy and happiness is an inside-job.And thats what im #sayingSi to.

  12. Megs Hartwig 14 September 2015 / 08:29

    I love what Si stands for!!! By following your passion…Sometimes all you need is courage and the ability to say Yes! I am #SaySi to Life, to Love! Love to win this new fragrance! #SaySi

  13. Stephanie 14 September 2015 / 08:31

    I am saying YES to no longer focusing on the negatives in life and to know that anything that life puts in my way is only a challenge meant to make me better, more determined and stronger.

  14. Ronnae Elliott 14 September 2015 / 08:34

    I #SaySi to change, being better, happier and putting my dreams into action so that I can reach my goals, The time is now!

  15. Nicolene 14 September 2015 / 08:50

    I #SaySí to change. Changes for the better, changes in season and changes in my heart.

  16. Joles 14 September 2015 / 08:51

    I #SaySi to Sì Intense because of its beautifully alluring headier and richer than the original Sì. It holds notes of delicate cassis and a blackcurrant heart extract with lively notes of bergamot, mandarin and freesia. The floral heart contains May rose and neroli absolute. I would love to be smelling of this gorgeous sexy scent, of soft patchouli, vanilla and woody notes. Si is the perfume of passion, freedom, commitment and femininity.
    This new season, I will bring out the Sì woman in me, a woman who accepts herself as she is and is proud of it: strong and sensitive, profound and frivolous, enterprising and reserved…
    Many contrasts may shape me, a contemporary woman, simple yet complex, bold and natural, elegant and full of grace…Armani woman, the Sì woman.
    Sì to passion, Sì to yourself, Sì to love, Sì to life, Sì to freedom…

  17. schantelle 14 September 2015 / 09:03

    @pinkpeoniesblog I #SaySi to just be your beautiful self and make every day count as if it is the last day on earth. We don’t even know if there will be a tomorrow. Always let me think of the song “If tomorrow never comes from” Artist: Ronan Keating. Such inspiring words for a true love, and a soulmate in life. So tell the people that matters to you the most that you LOVE them, why not do it everyday :) #SaySi

  18. Cassan Ferguson 14 September 2015 / 09:07

    I #SaySi to dreaming like never before , and am now committed to living a life filled with boldness. No more fear and anxiety controlling my thoughts and actions that keep in a safe little bubble!

    With stepping out in boldness in the things I’m passionate about – I am trusting it will teach my son to do the same <3

  19. Tanusta Jainarain 14 September 2015 / 09:15

    I have experienced a lot of tragedies in my life , losing my dad and brother left me devastated , calling off my wedding due to abuse changed me , there has been too many things that I don’t want to mention that left me suffering with depression and always asking why ?. This week however my mum , younger brother and I moved into our new house , I am tired of being in this shell and I now want to change . I cant describe how peaceful it is in this new place . I #SaySi to moving on , picking myself up again , out with the old and in with the new , its a new season . I want to get better and be better and stronger . Now is my time to shine

  20. Melissa de la Croix 14 September 2015 / 09:18

    I Have decided to #SaySi to a happier healthier me! This ranges from the basic eating right & exercising but most importantly it involves a few scary doctors appointments that i need to #SaySi to going to. I have a super large amount of anxiety for things like this and a scary Gyni or Dr appointment is hard enough without also now worrying about getting bad news or results. So i just need to learn to have the courage to SaySI to these things i have to do so that i can be a healthier happier me and move onto the next chapter in my life where i would then really love to #SaySi to traveling to new scary places i would normally be to nervous to go to. I need to get out of my little small town box .

  21. Melissa de la Croix 14 September 2015 / 09:18

    I Have decided to #SaySi to a happier healthier me! This ranges from the basic eating right & exercising but most importantly it involves a few scary doctors appointments that i need to #SaySi to going to. I have a super large amount of anxiety for things like this and a scary Gyni or Dr appointment is hard enough without also now worrying about getting bad news or results. So i just need to learn to have the courage to SaySI to these things i have to do so that i can be a healthier happier me and move onto the next chapter in my life where i would then really love to #SaySi to traveling to new scary places i would normally be to nervous to go to. I need to get out of my little small town box .

  22. Jyothi Laldas 14 September 2015 / 09:37

    I recently had a #‎SaySi‬ moment to forgiving and forgetting, because life is so much better than holding on to resentment and old baggage. ‪

  23. Carmen klassen 14 September 2015 / 09:37

    After being retrenched in July. I say Yes to a new beginings. I thought of rolling over and giving up. Instead i said yes to. Waking up in the morning making a cup of coffee walking around my garden and becoming present in the moment. I say yes to bright coloured mini dresses because i only wore jeans. Lastly i say yes to doing a course in October i have been dreading. Its booked and im going.

  24. Robyn 14 September 2015 / 09:38

    I #SaySi to taking more downtime and enjoying the little things more!

  25. Debs 14 September 2015 / 09:38

    I #SaySi to focusing on my beautiful son and not on secondary infertility.
    I #SaySi to connecting and talking to my husband and not getting caught up in our daily routine.
    I #SaySi to getting up and running everyday.
    I #SaySi to speaking up with confidence.
    I #SaySi to being grateful and not dismissive of how much I have.
    I #SaySi to being honest, being silly and being kind.

  26. Melissa 14 September 2015 / 09:47

    Funny how life sometimes sends us in a direction you didn’t expect to go, we have so little control of what happens in the greater scheme of things but what we can control is how we approach each new direction. I choose to do so with an open heart and a positive attitude – so – I #SaySi to new adventure and lots of it!

  27. Paige 14 September 2015 / 09:48

    I #SaySi to new adventures and beginnings :) I recently said yes to a new job and I am excited to start this new chapter in my life. I think wearing this beautiful fragrance to work everyday will make it that much more awesome!

  28. Linda Potgieter 14 September 2015 / 09:57

    As a full time caregiver I #SaySi ‘yes’ to new begginings and new possibilities daily.
    Problems, mistakes and challenges of yesterday are now just memories of a lesson learned.
    With every new day comes strength and new thoughts.
    A real superhero lives in Jesse’s heart as he fighting big battles.
    Every day with my son is a blessing from God and our road ahead may be difficult but we will get through it by Faith and never giving up.

  29. Tamsin Scott 14 September 2015 / 10:12

    I Say Yes To Being Young — Wild And Free =) Life’s Short — So Live It

  30. Jadibaby 14 September 2015 / 10:14

    I #SaySi to being a better person than I was yesterday, everyday; – I have learnt many lessons in my life and I can write a book about my everyday struggles but to summon it up I am attempting to being a better person every new given day than the person I was the day before!
    I #SaySi to being an independent female and interdependent at the same time…
    I #SaySi to trying and having the mindset of being open minded and knowing that everything in life happens for a reason…
    I #SaySi to helping/assisting people instead of judging people… since I haven’t walked a mile in their shoes…
    I #SaySi to taking initiative and not expecting people to do for me but to make it happen myself….
    I #SaySi to making a difference…

  31. Tarryn 14 September 2015 / 10:56

    I am saying Si to a healthier lifestyle and remembering to accept the things i cannot change – about myself and others.

  32. Princess 14 September 2015 / 11:17

    I #SaySi to ending an almost 5 year period of celibacy. I’m nervous, and so excited and I’m looking forward to our weekend away at the end of the month. I’m 38 and giggling like an 18 year old as I’m typing this :)

  33. Cornell Botha 14 September 2015 / 11:20

    I #SaySi to living the healthy good life, but giving in to eat that chocolate!! :)

  34. Tjoekie 14 September 2015 / 11:22

    I say Si :
    To being grateful for life and making the most of what was given to me
    To “pay forward”
    To forgive myself for mistakes made in the past
    To try and change the things I can and accept those I can’t
    And to enjoy life and persevere through sad times

  35. Kelsey Niehaus 14 September 2015 / 12:28

    I #SaySi for achieving my dream job title of Senior Graphic Designer in 2 years instead of the industry norm of 5 years. I #SaySi to to remembering that the STAR in the story of my life is me, and not letting anyone hold me back from achieving all that my heart desires.

  36. Des 14 September 2015 / 12:32

    I recently said yes to not hiding my depression & pretending to be okay all the time. I’ve started letting people know so that they can understand & witness my progression.
    I also joined a support group & it’s really helping! 😀

  37. Lea-Anne C 14 September 2015 / 12:34

    I #SaySi to finding the new balance in my life, just getting back to work after being on maternity leave has taken it’s toll, the new routine, my new normal has just gotten way too hectic!
    I #SaySi to embracing all these new wonderful changes in my life, taking the challenges straight on & not letting them over power me!

  38. Kusjka 14 September 2015 / 12:37

    I an saying YES to confidence and self-acceptance!! ❤️

  39. candice 14 September 2015 / 12:45

    Si to love, life and happiness

  40. Janet 14 September 2015 / 13:26

    After having learnt from a number of bumps and scrapes along life’s journey, I’ve learnt to #SaySi to me by reinforcing my boundaries and privacy and to not always bend over backwards to accommodate everybody who asks an unreasonable favour or puts unrealistic demands on me…. I’ve learnt to #SaySi to me which means that sometimes it’s OK to say no…. :-)

  41. Roshan Heuvel 14 September 2015 / 13:58

    My story reads pretty much the same as yours PinkPeonies, always trying to please everyone and never stopping to #SaySi to ME! I am now only starting to realise that saying YES to me and what is good for my being will and can only better me being there for the people I love and SAY YES to all the time. I want to say YES to LOVE, YES to everyday JOY (my daughter always says I’m too serious), YES to unapologetic Sunday vegging in bed, YES to being the best honest version of myself everyday…

  42. Azraa khan 14 September 2015 / 14:01

    Im saying yes to being who i am and not what everyone else wants me to be ☺️

  43. Leanie 14 September 2015 / 14:44

    I’m going to say Si this time for myself. I’ve always put other people needs before mine and i’ve discovered that they just used me for what i can do for them, but they were never there when i needed them. I’m also saying Si for having an alone time just to reflect and to be still in the moment and to have an connection time from my heavenly Father where my strength comes from. I’m also want to say Si to be more creative and to forget the past and to move forward and to enjoy what each day hold and to live in the moment! I want to say Si to a life full of possibilities that may be lurking around if the right opportunities arrive at the door!

  44. Rentia 14 September 2015 / 14:50

    I #SaySi to acknowledging the amazing small things that surrounds me that are actually the BIG things, the things that are in fact what life is about. Things like spending quality time with my baby daughter, watching her sleep, making her laugh so loud, it makes me want to cry with love for her. Family is by far so much more worth than a salary cheque at the end of the month – I can truly say that I know my child inside and out. #SaySi to life!

  45. Bianca 14 September 2015 / 15:16

    I #saysi to cutting out all negative people in my life. I also want to #saysi to change as I’m usually that person who hates change and anything different in my routines. Its time to #saysi to MORE.

  46. Paballo Molahlehi 14 September 2015 / 15:33

    I say SI to self love!

  47. Kholofelo Malatji 14 September 2015 / 15:51

    I #SaySi to my daughter’s incredible new life, she was born with cleft lip,for 4 months she was unable to be fed well, she had an operation last month to fix her and now recovering perfectly at home.

  48. Shantel Govender 14 September 2015 / 16:17

    I am saying #SaySi to all those self motivated achievers who rose from the rags to riches .#ISaluteYou

  49. Jess 14 September 2015 / 16:24

    I am saying yes to discovering my career. I’m trying to figure out what I love. I’m studying short courses. I will undoubtedly do a second internship. It’s all coming together. If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life! So true! #SaySi

  50. Mia 14 September 2015 / 18:01

    #SaySì to being ME ♡
    I need to stop focusing on the negative people in my life, I’m not here to please them. They need to stop bringing me down.
    I’ve been through more than they could imagine and I’m only almost 21. I’m young. I dream of becomming a teacher. The best teacher to mentally disabled children. I’m only doing this for those babies and for myself.
    Being at varsity is tough. But I need to say YES to my OWN dreams. So, I #SaySí ♡♡

  51. Ailsa Jean Loudon 14 September 2015 / 18:54

    #SaySì to being ME ♡ I am saying YES to looking for another job.

  52. April 14 September 2015 / 18:59

    I say “Si” to finally living for me :)
    This year has been tough to say the least and it took me years to finally realize that you only have one life, one life that we often waste on caring what other people think or living up to everyones expectations but our own.
    So I’m saying “Si” to taking life full force, doing everything I want for myself, by myself to be the person I want to be and do things I want to do. I say Si to travelling the world, to being an independent women, to making new friends and saying good bye to those who really don’t have an impact on my life, to finally finishing my degree and starting a new chapter of my life away from home next year. So “Si”, I am ready for life and to take on every challenge it presents to me :)

  53. Linda Laing 14 September 2015 / 20:37

    I am #SaySi to Adele’s new album Adele 21. Such a powerful voice and sooo inspirational!

  54. Pastelsandflorals 14 September 2015 / 22:18

    Right now I’m saying YES to the things I want and not what people dictate to me ! I’m saying YES to choosing my career with no one else’s interference! I’m saying YES to following my dreams and most importantly I am saying YES to making myself happy ! I say YES to helping others ! To build them and be supportive and grow with each other , say YES to feminism say YES to veganism say YES to non veganism say YES to everything and just be good and kind ! all you have to do is say YES ! You may start out small but sometimes saying YES to something little might turn out big ! So just say YES ! I’ve only learned that now .. But saying YES is something amazing especially when you benefit ! YES YES YES YES!!! #saySi

  55. Kelley Petersen 14 September 2015 / 23:16

    I say Sì to LIVING (not just existing). I say Sì to being authentic and embracing my uniqueness. I say Sì to loving unconditionally. #SaySì

  56. Caryn-Leigh Falken 15 September 2015 / 08:48

    I #SaySi to living my life for me. For no longer wanting to fit the criteria which I thought I needed to. To being myself and to loving me for who I am. I #SaySi to accepting my flaws and loving everything about myself. For being confident in my own skin and for having a blast while I’m at it. I #SaySi for loving my life as I no longer have to impress anyone but MYSELF! :)

  57. Siobhan Hughes 15 September 2015 / 09:57

    Right now I’m trying to say ‘yes’ to using products of mine that before I’d always kept for ‘special occasions’. Recently I redecorated my room and was HORRIFIED by the amount of ‘special occasion’ products I had and never used, and some of them I had to throw out (queue tears).

    Now I’m on a mission – I will use these products. Every. Single. Day.

    Because every day is a special occasion! I deserve to use these products on a Monday evening or a Saturday morning, when I’m feeling low to give me a twinkle in my eye, or when I’m feeling happy and I want EVERYONE TO KNOW!

    Just this week I’ve started using gorgeous bright, loud lip colours that I usually save for nights out. I made a deal with myself to wear a brightly coloured lipstick every day this week to work, and I’m loving it! It makes me feel more polished and done up.

    And every night I’ve done a really good pampering on myself – even if it’s just using a decadent body lotion and taking the time to massage it in, or spritzing my favourite perfume on, because why wait for special nights out?

  58. Zandi Mkhize 15 September 2015 / 12:24

    I #SaySi to the freedom of expression, the ability to do things and just being myself for real without comparing myself to others…

  59. Aléta Bruwer 15 September 2015 / 14:06

    I love these blogs of you very much. This morning I said “yes” to joining the “Charity Miles” community. For every mile you run, companies will sponsor for the cause you have chosen for instance Cancer or Parkinson’s in children.

    Have a lovely day!!!

  60. Shirley Hamlyn 15 September 2015 / 14:30

    I #saysi to me! I am taking back my life and my body and actively working towards being the best version of me i can be! So i #saysi to yoga, si to eating healthy, see to walking away from destructive situation, si to giving the best i have to give to my new husband and being an amazing wife, si to helping others, si to learning new things, si to trying new things and si to living my life to the fullest everyday for me!

  61. Claire 15 September 2015 / 14:33

    I am saying yes to putting more time aside for ‘me time’ during the multitasking of being a working Mom. Saying ‘yes’ to learning to saying NO is empowering! I am also saying yes to living more healthily: drinking more water and finding time to go to gym – all about fostering the ‘ME” time!

  62. Andrea 15 September 2015 / 14:40

    I #SaySi to weekends with the ones I love. The week can be hard at work but knowing that I get to spend the weekend with my sister and both our SO’s make it worthwhile. I also #SaySi to taking forever to get ready in the morning… because I’d rather be late and full of confidence!!

  63. Lindie 15 September 2015 / 14:49

    I think I am saying yes to life which at the moment means change for me. Change is not always easy and accepting that things might never quite work out as you had hoped and planned for, can be quite challenging. But i have come to accept that life is an ever changing process and if you don’t say yes more often, you can miss out on the beauty that life offers you. Even when things are tough and you have to readjust your dreams, life is still beautiful. In future I would like to say yes to being present in the moment and not worry so much about personality flaws or what might happen in the future. Yes/Si to this moment, this exact second. Life will happen anyway.

  64. Hayls 15 September 2015 / 16:57

    I #SaySi to me, my personality, my looks, my feelings, emotions, words and actions. Not to be egotistical or self centered, but because I have always compared myself to others, compared negatively and backwards, made where I am and who I am wrong. I would get so depressed with myself, mope and lack love in Hayleigh, my being.

    But now I’ve said Si to me and all the uniqueness that is Hayleigh and my life. I’m so much more positive for doing so, and where I am in my life at this point in time, is right for me!

    I’m more confident, more loved because of it and exude beams of happiness. I’m saying Si to me, because thats who I be, and no ones going to change that you see :)

  65. Megan Kelly Botha 15 September 2015 / 21:29

    I #SaySi to stop being so hard on myself. I #SaySi to taking on less work because I am only human. I #SaySi to indulging in a moment, whether it’s reading a book, doing my hair or wearing a pretty fragrance – sometimes, it’s nice to put yourself first, and that’s okay. I #SaySi to enjoying my son, and taking in his delight. His joy is contagious and it’s time to embrace that!

  66. Mishka 15 September 2015 / 21:43

    YES to living every experience in the most positive sunlit way.
    Life is way too short to live angry and ungrateful. So
    Here’s to endless laughter,
    multiple cupcakes,
    countless givings and really being a ray of sunshine to someone else’s cloud

  67. Lize 15 September 2015 / 21:57

    I am saying YES to turning 30 recently and being content with life for the first time in years. I say yes to that longing of being a mother and making peace with the fact that the journey of life is so unique for every person. I am saying yes to being healthy, happy and happily married and realising that every day is a gift that I need to embrace. I say yes to always being enough x

  68. rizwaana tayob 16 September 2015 / 10:47

    I #saysi to giving myself a timeout and not loving myself enough to know I deserve the best!

  69. Abigail Lebuso 16 September 2015 / 10:48

    I have recently #SaySi to being a working from home mom. It has been challenging but this has always been a dream of mine since I have become a mother. At first I was beaming to be at home and still be able to work but somehow I am missing the company of colleges and the office gossip that always made its rounds. It also has its perks as I get to decide when and where I want to work. My daily routing starts with getting the husband and 2 yr old ready for work and creche and then its me home alone for 8 hours. I do get more work done and it is so nice to be home when the family returns from their daily activities. I get to cook for my family, even have a scheduled play time with Sam. At night when everything quiets down, I get to check my emails and off to bed I go. I know that I made the right decision for my family and for me being a young working mom. #SaySi to life, #SaySi to family, #SaySi to work smarter and play harder – #SaySi to love

  70. Shirley Ramovha 16 September 2015 / 11:09

    I am saying Yes to taking opportunities that present themselves in my life. I got an opportunity to go work overseas three years back but I turned it down because I found excuses to say No and justify my loyalty to other people and situations that need me. I forgot to think about myself, my dreams, goals and most of all the good that I also deserve as a human being and as a hard working young Woman with drive and ambition.
    Another opportunity to work overseas has come up again and this time, I am saying YES! to make up for the wrong decision I took three years back. YES! to the universe for granting me a another opportunity. YES! for a chance to un restrict myself and freeing myself from unecessary inhibitions, YES! to exploring the world and seeing what’s out there. YES! To celebrating lifen gifts and success!!!

  71. Sarah-Lee Sooklal 16 September 2015 / 11:29

    I am saying a resounding ‘YES’ to the struggles that accompany being a medical student. ‘YES’ to the long hours buried under my textbooks filled with long exasperating medical terms. ‘YES’ to the lack of sleep and dark circles. ‘YES’ to studying away from my family and missing my mom’s delicious curries and warm embraces. ‘YES’ to all the sacrifices I’ve made and will continue to make just to live my dream and take the journey to becoming a doctor. I say ‘yes’ so in the future there will be a greater ‘YES’ that I can tend to, one of need, one that is not my own. A great big ‘YES’ to saving lives’ and making a difference… and definitely a ‘yes’ to Armani ’cause who can afford that on a student budget! :) side note: thanks for the great blogging @pinkpeonies , doing SA make up lovers proud.

  72. Milan de Wet 16 September 2015 / 11:51

    I am currently saying YES to being kind in the midst of chaos. When my buttons are pushed and pushed and pushed, saying yes to understanding makes the difference and stops a friendship from unravelling. So I guess I am also saying YES to sustaining friendships and building them up instead of just walking away because I have been hurt or I don’t feel understood.

    I am on the verge of graduating so the biggest YES thus far is just simply saying YES! YOU CAN DO THIS! when it comes to reaching out to companies and trusting I am doing all that I can for my future. I see everyone else’s successes and failures and I measure myself against those because I don’t feel like I know where to begin. So I am saying YES to me, and my talents, and my faults, and to seeking opportunities. Because why not me?

  73. Sharleen 16 September 2015 / 12:21

    I #SaySi to life and daily strength to enjoy life

  74. Lara 16 September 2015 / 12:46

    I #SaySi to drinking champagne in my PJs on a Monday night, to eating that second piece of chocolate cake, to singing a Taylor Swift song at the top of my voice in the shower, to less time staring at a screen and more time just breathing and being with the people I love, to not overanalysing every little thing I’ve done wrong, but still learning from my mistakes, to smiling at strangers more (tough one for me), to less judgement and more acceptance, of others, but most importantly, myself!

  75. Janine 16 September 2015 / 13:20

    Hi! I would love to #SaySi to wearing a beautiful perfume while I home school my 2 boys here in the middle of the forest! There is no reason to not smell wonderful and feel feminine while doing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

  76. Chanel Hurlin 16 September 2015 / 13:53

    Oh no! So many entries and I would SO love to win one of these amazing perfumes :) At the moment I am saying YES to believing in myself and trusting that what I want to do with my life and where I see myself in the future is definitely a possibility. Doubting and being confused is a common feeling at my age (23, so I’m told) so I need to remember that everything will be ok and trust that things will work out in the end. Believe and you will achieve – thats my motto :)

  77. Ellie Manuella 16 September 2015 / 13:56

    I #SaySi to being positive and love myself because lately people just want to me feel bad and sometimes its hard to not let all that negativity affect me .

  78. Tyler Leigh 16 September 2015 / 14:13

    I #SaySi to not giving up! There have been so many moments where I could have just not done the tough stuff but in strength and determination I am a better woman for believing in myself, for pushing myself and for loving myself! And I #SaySi to every other woman that fights daily struggles, no matter how big or small.

  79. romaana 16 September 2015 / 16:14

    Hi pinkpeonies
    I say yes to helping others and consciously trying to be a better person. I say yes to growing as an individual. I say yes to being better than I was yesterday. I say yes to throwing kindness around like it’s confetti.

  80. Rivania Pillay 16 September 2015 / 18:50

    I #SaySi yes to the way my body is. I have accepted myself for the way I am. I know that I have changed but that’s okay. It isn’t easy to have the same figure you had in school and I guess it took getting called fat by someone I considered a friend to just make me realise that I can’t please everyone and that I don’t need to. I will try my best to improve myself for me and not for anyone else. I #SaySi to a new me and to continue a life with the mantra, Good Vibes Only.

  81. Simone Van Wijk 16 September 2015 / 19:35

    I say yes to stepping out of my comfort zone. Believing in myself and believing I am capable of great things. Not doing things because I don’t believe I can has made me miss out on so many things in life that I could have experienced. I always cared about eat others would think but I’ve decided to not let anyone dictate how I live my life and I’m going to take more risks whether I make mistakes. I’ll have something to learn from. :)

  82. Jacqui Teixeira 16 September 2015 / 21:32

    I say yes, I say Si, to life, to my new baby, to New Beginning…

  83. Nthombi K 17 September 2015 / 09:01

    I #SaySi to living a healthy and thankful life. I was diagnosed with a chronic disease 5 months ago and although I try to stay positive, I know that things are going to get so much harder for me. I don’t have a husband or boyfriend to keep me from sinking into a deep dark hole due to my diagnosis. I have my dad but he is getting older and won’t be able to take care of me when I get sick. I have realized that life is precious, and we need to live each day to the fullest of our capabilities. Enjoy the little things in life, live a healthy happy life, and say yes to the things that scare you. Thank you for doing this giveaway, Luzanne. I was reading through the entries and everyone left such inspirational comments, and it also showed me that we all have things we struggle with but it’s how we choose to deal with these things that count. I am so grateful for the life I live now in this moment because we don’t know what the future holds.

  84. Kelebogile Kel Khumalo-Oliphant 17 September 2015 / 09:16


  85. Kelebogile Kel Khumalo-Oliphant 17 September 2015 / 09:18

    Right now I am saying #YES to myself and pushing on accomplishing everything that I need to accomplish. I love my kids but I think its time to not limit and neglect myself. Its time to give me more love!

  86. Tehya Ramos 17 September 2015 / 09:22

    I am saying YES to things I think will fulfill my life, things I wouldn’t normally do, and situations that usually make me anxious. The only way to get over your fears is to #SaySi and live an adventurous life!

  87. Walrechia Barlow 17 September 2015 / 09:33

    I #SaySi yes to taking control of my life. I am on a mission to improve myself and be someone my 1 year old daughter can look up to and be proud of. I have started with small things like “spring cleaning.” Getting rid of all the clutter in my life, clothes, toys and even people in my life that is bringing me down. I have started painting again, I am going out with my girlfriends, I do regular exercise and I have even started a small business. Life is too short to leave everything for tomorrow, we have to live everyday as if it is our last.

  88. Rumbi 17 September 2015 / 09:38

    I’m choosing to #saySi to life. Though my daily struggle with depression makes me want to curl up in bed all day.
    #saySi to forgiving myself. Even when you love people, you can’t be all things for them. Losing them to suicide is not your fault.
    #saySi to being patient with the woman in the mirror. She is a fighter and it’s only the beginning of her new adventures
    #saySi to life, to love, to joy and to kindness

  89. Cindy 17 September 2015 / 09:53

    I #SaySi to be able to say Si! Celebrating being a remarkable strong woman who conquers and overcomes whatever life throws at myself. Si (Yes) is such a positive word and symbol in us womens’ lives, we must be ever grateful for having the opportunity to say YES in life. I say YES to inspire other women and girls, daughters and mothers to believe in themselves and see their true beauty, shaped to God’s perfection <3

  90. ZUKISWA 17 September 2015 / 10:18

    Its been a rough year with all sorts of trials that life brought to me. But I Say Yes to myself for conquering all and being strong.

  91. Renate Mentoor 17 September 2015 / 10:28

    “I ‪#‎SaySi‬ to SUMMER!!!!!!!! I am looking forward to sunny weather, ice cream, tanned skin, ice lollies and beach days every single day!!!! <3

  92. Wendy 17 September 2015 / 10:45

    I #SaySi to my amazingly strong mother who has spent more days in ICU this year than in her own bed. In her 61 years of life she has had Breast Cancer, Guillain-Barre, Kidney Failure for the last 7 years and a massive 27 operations. She was a part of the first ever domino kidney transplant in South Africa earlier this year which was a 100% success for all parties involved. We all prayed this was the end of her illness road but unfortunately other issues caused by the anti-rejection drugs has caused her to face death on numerous occasions in the last 4 months. Through everything her faith has not be wavered, she still has a smile on her dial and the most positive attitude I have ever seen. She is an absolute inspiration and the nurses in ICU call her the ‘Warrior’ as she just doesn’t give up the fight. We are hopeful she can go home before her birthday at the end of the month as she deserves a break! I am so proud of her and hope that one day I can be even half of the woman, mother and wife she has been to our family. She is amazing!

  93. SoraYa 17 September 2015 / 10:55

    I #Saysi to being the best mother, wife, daughter, friend and the best ME that i can be. After realizing life is too short to take people for granted, hold grudges and not be good enough i have decided to be free from animosity. Not caring if the world is mean cos thats what depresses me the most, is that people are not nice, kind and helpful anymore. People would rather be mean and hateful. Thats why i chose to take my own stance and be good, all the time. It gives me pleasure, it makes me feel good. So whether the world is bad, i know il always be good and teach my kids, friends and family to do the same,

  94. Juanita Loubser 17 September 2015 / 11:11

    I #SaySi to being a survivor and to life ♥ I’m now 4-years in remission of breast cancer and my wish everyday is just to make 1 woman aware each day of how important it is to go for your check-ups and to listen to your body for any strange unnatural signs….it’s my ultimate goal to touch more women in my life with my story so that they can realize nothing is for certain in your life and that your life can change in seconds but also to be able to realize life is short and to live your life to the fullest and to appreciate your children and your husband and to show it ♥

  95. Nicole 17 September 2015 / 14:47

    I #SaySi to being 27 years old and finally making the choice to be on my own and live alone – for the first time in my life.
    Finally standing on my own two feet and being completely independent. <3

  96. Daniela Cardoso 18 September 2015 / 00:08

    I am a 2nd year varsity student studying civil engineering and absolutely living my dream. I am passionate about making a difference in the world and hope that one day I can use my degree to fulfill this dream. I will #SaySì to Myself to following my passions and dreams, being healthy and fit and surrounding myself with people that are positive and happy, and remembering to spend quality time on myself.

  97. Cathy 18 September 2015 / 00:23

    I #SaySi to living my life with love, passion, fierceness, gratitude, authenticity, acceptance, tolerance, compassion, courage and soulfulness. To remember to take time to myself and enjoy some pampering because I deserve it.

  98. Simone Cameron 18 September 2015 / 10:59

    I’ve decided this year….after this 3rd child…that I’m going to #SaySi to myself and my husband.

    When we had our first child in 2008 I was obsessed with her. You lose your identity as a person and you only seem to exist as a mother. I couldn’t leave her…I could think of nothing else but her. My husband is very hands on and loves his kids to pieces….but he is very much of the opinion that we still need to have time for each other.

    With my 3rd pregnancy …planned /unplanned pregnancy I was so anxious. We just started going on dates again….have time for each other…and here we go, back into the pit of sleepless nights, vomiting and poop diapers. I cried a lot. …thinking we’re going to lose the adult relationship again as we go back into obsessed parent mode.

    Then reading your post I realised that it doesn’t have to be that way. We can be loving parents…but we can still have time for each other. I don’t need to wait 2 to 3 years before we can go on a date again. The kids will survive without us for a few hours. One day they are married…travelling…They leave us….and my husband and I still need to like and live each other outside of being parents.

    So I say Si to romance. …to fun…to love with my better half…and if I’m covered in baby vomit. …This lovely scent will at least help my husband not to gag when he comes in for a kiss 😉

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