Saturday, 5 October 2013

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013

Hey everyone! I have some super exciting news for you all today. Some of you may remember that a month or so ago I was asking you all to vote for me for Best New Beauty Blog 2013 in the Cosmopolitan blog awards, and this week was the awards ceremony. I went with the intention of meeting up with some amazing bloggers (aka The Nailasaurus, xameliax, Brit Nails and Lucy's Stash) and with absolutely no expectation of coming away with a prize. So imagine my surprise when I won! I'm still not sure it's entirely sunk in but I'm absolutely honoured to have been chosen and voted for, and I have all you amazing readers to thank, so thankyou. I still cannot believe that I run a successful blog, let alone a prize-winning one, and it is purely down to you, and I really cannot thank you all enough.

I of course couldn't attend without doing my nails, and although I wanted something that I could do on both hands, I also wanted it to be something that stood out, and so I finally settled on this glitter/swirl/stud combo. The base for these nails was 2 coats of Alessandro - Midnight Black*, and 3 coats of Alessandro - Glitter Queen*. I then applied a layer of China Glaze - Fairy Dust to the black. Once that was dry I used a thin brush and white acrylic paint for the swirls, and finally I added the black studs (which I unfortunately cannot remember the origin of but they're most likely from Born Pretty Store) I've also included a few pictures of the event and whatnot after the jump!






Me, Allie from Brit Nails and Amelia from xameliax. Photo credit to Cosmo


I was shaking so much in this photo but I'm very glad it didn't show! Photo credit to Cosmo


Photo credit to Cosmo


All the amazing nails the ladies were wearing!


Photo credit to Amelia


My drink of choice throughout the evening, I think I'll definitely be recreating this at home sometime soon! Photo credit to Amelia


Whilst there were adventured into the photobooth, producing some ridiculous photos that I will most certainly treasure forever

 I couldn't quite believe my eyes with the amazing goody bags we were given. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of mine but here's one from the lovely Amelia




We loved the night so much that we actually ended up being the last to leave. After the event we adventured into London, feeling that the night wasn't quite ready to end. I had an amazing time and we topped off a perfect evening at midnight in Trafalgar square. Photo credit to Amelia

Overall I had one of the best nights of my life. Aside from my awe at winning such an amazing award, I also had a fantastic time with some amazing ladies, and I really hope we get the chance to meet up again soon!
Alice

24 comments:

  1. I'm so so happy for you!! This is amazing, I really loved seeing all the pictures of you guys! Congratulations Alice :)

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  2. Congratulations! Looks like you had a great time and you definitely deserve it <3

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  3. Congratulations, you deserve this. It sounds like you had a fun time and I'm glad you got nominated. And won. Whoop Woop! I follow all of you. I'm loving how beautiful everyone's nails were. You and Lucy had complimentary designs. I love that shot of the lights in the tree by the water. How pretty.

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  4. Congrats! You more than deserved it!!! Keep up the great work!

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  5. Great story! Congratulations!

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  6. Well done! I'm so happy for you! :)

    xxLissa

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  7. Congratulations :D So awesome and you really deserve it :)

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  8. I am so happy for you. You truly deserved it. You've a incredible talent x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  9. Congratulations, you so deserved it!! Your nail art/swatches are so great, looked like a fabulous evening, I enjoyed looking through all the pictures (the nail ones especially :P)!! :)

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  10. Aw, I'm so glad you all had such a great time ^_^ .
    And congratulation for winning!

    (Love the silly photos - love them!)

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  11. Congratulations! You deserve it! There is no blog quite like yours!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  12. Aww absolutely amazing. Reading everyones posts from the awards makes me just want to continue with my blog and hopefully reach the same success you have. Congrats!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely post, miss cupcake fiend!

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  14. Alice, good on you! Wonderful and well-deserved! Delphi Michaels

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  15. Congratulations :) You totally deserve it...

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  16. Congratulations on winning! I love the nails that you did for the ceremony! Looks like you had a great time! :D

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  17. CONGRATS!!! Someone recently told me that my nails reminded them of yours. I KNEW that was an awesome compliment. I love your blog and am so happy that you won!

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  18. wow this is so exciting, congrats!! gorgeous nails too :)

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  19. Congratulations Alice, you deserve it, you do wonderful mani's on a great blog. :)

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  20. First of all, awesome nail design as always! Second, you're literally my favorite nail blog out there! So happy for you! :)))

    Angela
    http://icingontheface.blogspot.com

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