7 October 2013

Event | Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013








Earlier this year something unexpected happened... I was in my garden when my phone started going crazy with Twitter notifications; Tweets such as 'You did it!' and 'Congratulations!'. I then realised and seen that I'd been shortlisted from an insane 43000 blogs to just 14 in the Best New Beauty Blog Category in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. I cried solid for an hour - nothing like this has ever happened to me before!

Last week I packed my bags and headed down to London for the Awards Ceremony. I didn't have long to get ready due to the pure craziness of London and a quick stop and shop at a MAC Store. For my outfit I decided to wear my Blue Floral ROMWE Dress as my first choice didn't arrive (boo!), along with my eBay Chunky White Heels, a Next clutch and a sweep of MAC's Russian Red on my lips.

The event was held in the OXO Tower overlooking the Thames, an amazing venue. We were greeted with champagne and lots of gorgeous bloggers - I didn't know where to look, everyone looked so flawless! The Awards went down smoothly and everyone who won really did deserve to; I just felt so overwhelmed that I was even shortlisted. The night continued with free cocktails and meeting my favourite bloggers. I spoke to Sammi from Beauty Crush and Gracie from The Ugly Face of Beauty who were both so inspiring & humble, I felt like a total fangirl! I also met and spent time with the girl whose blog was the very first one I began to read - Lucy from Lulutrixabelle. She's the epitome of cool, I adore her!


I just want to give a mention to some of the gorgeous girls I met throughout the night, you were all amazing. Kate from Pretty Little Us, Em from Em Talks, Lydia from Fashion Influx, Stacie from Life is Worth the Fight, Hannah from Cosmetic Crave, Ellie from Ellie's Ramblings, Jess from Copper Garden to only name a few!

Thank you to Cosmopolitan and thank you so much for nominating, voting for and supporting me. You have no idea how grateful I am and it was an experience that I'll treasure forever. It's made me even more determined to grab myself a winning title next year and hopefully move to London after University, fingers crossed! Watch this space!

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  1. You looked so beautiful! Was brilliant to meet you lovely :) xox

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    1. Thank you Ellie - as did you! Was amazing to meet you too! xxx

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  2. looks brilliant :) your outfit is lush too x

    www.beckysbeautique.co.uk
    x

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  3. You looked gorgeous - that dress is so stunning! Well done on being short-listed out of 43,000 blogs! :) The cosmo awards looked so fun & i want to make all 3 of the cocktails - they sound delicious ;) haha
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Choe. They most certainly were delicious! xxx

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  4. You totally deserve it! It looked amazing and all the tweets on the night made me a little envious hehe. So many beautiful bloggers all in one place!


    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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    1. Aw thank you babe! I didn't know where to look, they were all gorgeous! xxx

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  5. Congrats girl for getting shorlisted !
    The event looks like such a blast
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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    1. Thanks you beaut, it totally was! xxx

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  6. This sounds SO cool, I'd love to go to an event like that one day & get to know lots of Bloggers, that must be great :) Glad you had a good time & even though you didn't win, you've deserved being in the shortlist so much! :) x

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    1. Thank you lovely. It was amazing. xxx

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  7. I hope you had a fantastic time and congratulations to being shortlisted!! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You looked amazing, congrats for getting shortlisted!
    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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  9. looks like you had such a great time and you look amazing in that dress!

    Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

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  10. Well done Megan getting shortlisted. ......what an achievement for only your first year of blogging. Here's to bigger and better things for this next year.
    Love Susan xxx

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    1. Thank you Susan. I can only hope so! xxx

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  11. Congrats! The party must have been amazing!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  12. So glad you had a fantastic night, your blog is fanstastic so you deserved it :)

    www.frankiebooblog.com

    Frankie xXx

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    1. Thank you Frankie, I really appreciate it! xxx

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  13. Congratulations! It looks like such an amazing evening! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  14. I hope you had a brill time, the outfit you chose looks great! Congrats on getting shortlisted x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. What an awesome venue!! Glad you had tons of fun, you were babe-a-licious as per. ;)

    Tara xo

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  16. Congrats girl you look lovely!!

    Emma from masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  17. This looks so cool! Congratulations, it's such a big achievement. I think I might enter them next year. I'd mega freak out if I met Sammy, she seems so sweet.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Hayley! Certainly enter - it's worth a try! xxx

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  18. Yay you so should come & move to London, it's the place to be ;p
    Congratulations again for getting as far as you did in the comp Hun, you did so well.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. I'm going to after University! Thanks lovely. xxx

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  19. Looks like a lot of fun.
    You looked beautiful.

    DarlingSophie

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  20. Oooh congratulations! Sounds like an amazing experience. I would have loved to meet so many talented and lovely people!

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/

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  21. You looked amazing! So jealous it looks like such a good night but you definitely deserved your nomination!!

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Amy! I really appreciate it. xxx

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  22. How incredibly amazing is that!! It must have been such a fun and surreal night!! :)

    fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

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  23. Congratulations Megan, with all the informative content you give to us, you deserve the best! You also look amazing!!

    x

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  24. Wow what a completely amazing experience. Congrats! And you looked lovely.

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  25. Well done for getting shortlisted! Lovely outfit too :) X

    aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Wow looks amazing, hope you had a great time! xo

    theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Your outfit is gorgeous! & Congrats for being nominated, new follower here :)

    lisatakespictures | fashion, beauty & ramblings

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  28. Wow it seemed like such a lovely night. You looked amazing. :) x

    tanyiatalks.blogspot.ie

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  29. It was such a great event and i loved your outfit! I have the same exact wedge heels and I am amazed that you can walk in them! xo

    www.kristianavasarina.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much - you looked super gorgeous. xxx

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  30. wow amazing congrats!!!

    keep up the great posts!!
    follow my blog on bloglovin

    check out my blog I'm gonna be posting about my internship at lfw!!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4806527/chanelly

    chanelly-chanelly.blogspot.com

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  31. Congrats doll! I wish they had these for the US too, Cosmo is great! Gorgeous outfit as well, and good luck to your next year of blogging!

    xo, Janelle @ GlamorousMama

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    1. Thank you Janelle, I really appreciate it! xxx

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  32. Congrats again on being nominated!! Looks like you had fun night and hope you'll be shortlisted again next year!! love the dress you were wearing!! Beautiful as always!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you lovely lady <3 I hope so too! xxx

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  33. wow, congrats, thats an amazing achievement, keep up the good work :)

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  34. oh, congrats! that's such a great thing that you were nominated! you looked lovely as well!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  35. Just found your blog through Amy's, and I'm so glad I have, you have another reader here!

    Congrats on the nomination, you look lovely in your outfit :)

    Hmm maybe...

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  36. It was SO Lovely meeting you Megan, You just as lovely in real life.

    Stacie xoxo
    http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You too my lovely <3 <3 It was fab chatting to you! xxx

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  37. Congratulations, darling :) I've heard wonderful raves about your blog and I'm so glad I finally took a peek. I'm already hooked! Can't wait to follow along with your adventures!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. Thank you Hannah. Aww that's so lovely - really made me smile! xxx

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  38. Congratulations on being shortlisted, that's so amazing especially since you've only been blogging for a year! I love what you wore, those shoes really are the best ever (seriously tempted to buy myself a pair now...) and your dress is perfect, such a lovely colour!
    - Charlotte
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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