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!
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!