Hi, this is me, Audrey. I'm a mom to Megan Summer who is 16 years old. I used to manage my own maternity brand, Funky Mama, and ran my stores between 2003 - 2012.
My life was derailed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, till I completed all my treatments in 2016. It wasn't easy picking myself up after cancer. My self-confidence plummeted and my outlook in life changed.
After many attempts at starting a new business, I thought to myself why not do what that I love, am currently finding solutions to, and make it my passion to bring these solutions to other women too.
And so this journey of mine began ...
The Story Behind Cantik by AudreyH
'Cantik' means beautiful in the Malay language. To me, beauty isn't just about the outside but the inside too. As women, we have a huge responsibility towards the many roles we play day in day out.
Amidst our busy routines, sometimes we forget that we are doing our best everyday, to be a better mom, daughter, wife, sister, employee or boss. We need to remind ourselves every now and then to be gentle and kind to ourselves.
'Me" time is important for pampering and reflections. When we are happy inside, we can do so much better in all areas of our lives.
I noticed that like many women who hit their forties and in their peri-menopause stage in life, I too, packed on the weight, and with it lost my self-confidence and that spark in my life.
After months of feeling down, I told myself, "enough is enough." If you don't like something, you're the only one who can change it.
I started going to the gym, watching what I ate, and ensuring I was in the right mental state. I stayed away from people who were always complaining about life and sucking the energy out of me. Only positive vibes, my way.
I've always loved dancing so I joined dance classes at the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM). That fuelled my passion for dancing while also getting the opportunity to bond with other cancer survivors.
In spite of all my efforts, I still was slow in losing the weight. I starting looking for methods and products that could help me in my journey to shed the 10 kgs I had put on.
I have been using Cantik Shaping Leggings and Shaping Cream, and I've noticed improvements to my body over this past year. I'm more toned and have lost some fats around my tummy and thighs, and can now wear a bikini once more!
I will be adding more products to the Cantik range to make it a total solution that complements your fitness, diet and rest regime.
Till then, thanks for shopping at staycantik.com. I appreciate that you are supporting a mompreneur team.
Audrey Herrera & the rest of the Cantik Clan