Friday, 5 October 2012

The Cosmo Blog Awards 2012

Hello Lovelies!

So as I'm sure you know the Como Blog Awards 2012 took place in London last night and I was lucky enough to have been shortlisted for Best Newcomer and asked to go along. Well you'll also probably know I didn't win my category, but to be honest I felt like a winner for just being invited out of the 35,000 blogs that got nominated and had such an amazing time which I'm going to tell you all about now. You might want to grab a cup of tea and something chocolately as this is going to be rather long and picture heavy but I'll try and keep it interesting for you!

The Look


     Playsuit- Topshop
Blazer- Dorothy Perkins
Wedges- New Look
Clutch- New Look
Jewellery- Dorothy Perkins
Nails- No.7 'Beautifully Black'
Lips- MAC 'hue'
Tan- St.Tropez Gradual Tanning Lotion Medium/Dark

Finding the right outfit for the night was a rather stressful experience as I didn't want to be too over or under dressed, but still wanted to stand out and show my individual style (I was going to be in a room with lots of fashion bloggers afterall!). Because of all this I thought going for a playsuit would be perfect as it's a bit different and can be dressed up or down and when I saw this smart nudey pink one with an open lacy back in Topshop it took me less than a ten seconds to decide I wanted it. As the front of the playsuit was quite simple I wanted to team it with big black statement accessories so a chunky bracelet, dangly feather earrings, oversized lacy clutch and black nails were added and the silky loose blazer finished off the smart/casual/classy thing I was going for. For footwear I bought a pair of platform wedged shoe boots to add a bit of 'edge', they were also suprisingly comfy and my feet didn't hate me at the end of the night which made a nice change! Make up wise I really wanted to do a good dark smoky eye so made sure to keep my lips neutral with MAC 'hue' and then decided to wear my hair up in a hair donut to add a bit of glamour and make sure my hair had would stay in place all night.

The Event


The venue for the big event was The Rose Club next to Selfridges just off Oxford Street and I felt very important being let in to a club right by the best store in London just by saying my name! The club itself was really cool and there was plenty of sparkle and pink making it all very Cosmo. It was also incredible to be in the same room as the Cosmo editor, Louise Court and 'catwalk to curvy' columist, Laura Puddy. The place had a nice set up too with sofas for chilling and chatting and a dance floor for boogying along to the dj once everyone had drank a few cocktails which were available for free all night from the gorgeous shiny bar. Turns out I'm not one to turn down a free drink(s). There were also people floating round with canapes which were very fancy and incredibly tasty.

 The Products

The side areas of the club were pretty much heaven for beauty lovers as you could get made over with Next make up, have a manicure done by Elemis with your choice of Essie polish and get some cool lash perfect false eye lashes put on. I'd already done all the make up I wanted but I did swap my black nails for Essie 'Recessionista' which was a gorgeous autumnal plum and got some lash perfect eyelashes put on in the style 'drama queen' which were amazing thick spiky things that my Dad referred to as large spiders when I took them off. Cheers Dad. Of course I can't forget to mention the amazing goody bags everyone got given as they left, the Cosmo bag itself would have been enough to please me but then there was all this great stuff inside it too including St.Tropez gradual tan, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and an Urban Decay eyeliner. I don't really have room in this post to go into any more detail so I'll do a complete post/video on what was in there over the weekend for you...

The People

 Arguably the best thing about last night was meeting lots of lovely bloggers! Being quite a newbie to the blogging world means I don't really know anyone yet and didn't know a soul at the awards so I was quite nervous, however I shouldn't have worried because everyone was so sweet, particularly Em, BethEllie and Emma. I want to also give a special shoutout to the lovely Em who won the best Newcomer prize. Before I went along last night I had planned to chat to a few of my favourite bloggers such as ViviannaFleur and Lilybut Lily couldn't go and I didn't get the chance to speak to the others but just being a few metres away from them was amazing anyway. In a completely non stalkerish way I promise...I also got the chance to speak to a really nice girl from Next who invited me to a Christmas beauty preview event in a couple of weeks so I'm very excited about that.

So that's my run down of the Cosmo Blog Awards, well done to everyone that won (full winners list here
and I hope everyone that didn't had a great time anyway. Also thank you so much to anyone that voted to get me there in the first place, you're all wonderful people. Today has very much been an unwind sort of day consisting mainly of checking out the blogs of people I met last night, eating all the food from my goody bag and writing this enormous blog post. Apologies if I've bored you but thanks so much for getting this far if you're actually reading this bit!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Love Meg
x

33 comments:

  1. that playsuit is stunning :)
    You look like you had a fab time
    xxx

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  2. Sounds like you had an amazing time!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  3. You looked so beautiful, glad you had an amazing time :) xxx

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  4. You look lovely looks like you had a great time babe! Xxx

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  5. Hey :) it looked like you had a brilliant night :) also found this picture of you getting make-up done on Cosmopolitan website :) http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmo-blog-awards-2012/cosmo-blog-awards-2012-the-party-pics?page=15

    xx

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  6. Loved reading this post! You looked gorgeous, glad you had a nice time

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing time, you look lovely!

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  8. Ah you look so amazing!! I bet it was so much fun xx

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Glad you had fun. That playsuit is so nice!
    -x-

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  10. How cool that you got to go :) You looked really lovely and the whole event seems like it was so much fun!

    xoxo, Adela
    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  11. Ah Meg you look STUNNING :) that playsuit is gorgeous and I love your makeup! Sound like you had a brilliant time - very jealous!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  12. You look so stylish and lovely as always. The topshop playsuit is really pretty especially the back, great choice of outfit x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Very pretty outfit! You are so lucky you got invited! I'm happy for you!
    You have an amazing blog by the way, I'm following you now and look forward to your future posts!
    Hope you can visit my blog and follow me back if you like it :)

    -Nickie
    http://nickiesworldofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  14. your outfit is cuuuute!

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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  15. It was such a great event, and it was really lovely to meet you :D X

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  16. Your outfit is gorgeous:)

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. You look lovely! I wanted the white version of this playlist but sold out so quickly, love it! x

    http://www.carlywritesablog.com

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  18. You look lovely! I wanted the white version of this playlist but sold out so quickly, love it! x

    http://www.carlywritesablog.com

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  19. Congrats on being short listed! What an amazing feeling! You looked lovely, thank you for following 8) xxx

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  20. I love your outfit and your hair is amazing, such a nice colour!xx

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  21. Absolutely beautiful look Meg! Congratulations on being shortlisted hun, it loos like you had the most amazing time.

    Em

    x

    Em's Mixed Bag

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  22. Hi,
    Just started my blog wondered if you could give me nay tips of how to get more followers and popularity like your blog :D - I've just followed you

    http://crimson-dormouse.blogspot.co.uk
    Kaia
    xx

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  23. You looked great! that playsuit was a great choice. hope you had a great time. xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  24. You look absolutely gorgeous xx

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  25. Love your outfit, you look absolutely stunning :)

    I found you on the #bbloggers bloghop & I'm now following you on GFC, take a look at my blog & follow back if you like :)

    Charlee, MYSTRINGALING
    http://mystringaling.blogspot.co.uk/

    XX

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  26. Ahh that looks amazing! well done xx

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  27. You look amazing hun and sounds like you had a fab time! Congrats!! Xx.

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  28. You look so awesome. great outfit, hairstyle and make-up!

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  29. I have always wanted to attend the Cosmo Blog Awards.
    It's a great landmark for bloggers.
    Well done you Xx

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