The Cosmo Blog Awards 2011

Hey Girlies!

Right now before I start, I am going to warn you this may be a rather long post. So get comfy, grab a cuppa and a biscuit and let me tell you about my night at the Cosmo blog awards.

So Wednesday night was the night the blogsphere had been waiting for, over a month ago the shortlisted blogs were announced and the night had finally arrived to announce the final winners. I was very shocked (and still am) about my blog Dizzybrunette3 making the shortlist for Established Beauty Blog, to be picked from thousands of entries is just amazing, like I’ve said before I don’t see myself as a blogger and it’s only very, very recently I came out of the blogging closet and ‘outed’ myself as a blogger to my closest friends and family.

I didn’t quite know how to do this post, I didn’t know whether to do an outfit post, a fotd post and then the actual awards evening but I thought three posts may be pushing it and you may all be thinking “alright Corrie we get it, you were shortlisted now get over it!” So I thought I’d do one massive bumper post with everything in, this is the all you can eat buffet of the blog post variety. That totally sounded better in my head by the way.

So let’s start with the most important bit…..

The outfit, the hair and the make up.

So I gave you all a sneak peek of my dress on Tuesday night, so I won’t bore you too much. Like I said before I wanted to go in a dress that I felt comfortable in, felt glam in and would wear again. I found this in this little black lacy number from USC (not just for chavs you know that shop) I paired my LBLD with Primark wedges, (the River Island ones were deemed not good enough) big curly hair and a smokey eye! 

Dress: USC

Shoes: Primark


Curled using Babyliss Conical Wand

Make Up:

Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation & Bourjois Healthy Mix

Maybelline 24 hour superstay concealer

YSL Touche Eclat

L’oreal True Match mattifying powder

Bobbi Brown bronzer

Bourjois blush – Rose D’or

Frontcover moondust kit- Saddle Brown, Coal Hoal & Shadowbase used from kit

Urban Decay naked palette- Half baked & Sidecar

Maybelline 24hr gel eyeliner

Eylure lashes-110

Models Own smokey eye kit- Simmer (used for eyebrows)

To set: The Body Shop Vitamin E face mist & a cheeky little bit of hair spray… naughty. 

Lips: MAC Creme D’nude & Barry M Toffee lipgloss 

The Tan: St. Tropez Bronzing lotion

The Nails: Models Own Pink Fizz 

The actual event…

So with the outfit, hair and make up out of the way let’s get on to the actual event! The Cosmo Blog Awards were held in a swanky venue 24 Kingly which was just off Oxford Circus. The event was lovely and full of ever so glamorous bloggers, I have to admit, I almost got a little bit starstruck seeing some of my favourite EVER bloggers. I was a bit made up at having a picture and being next to Lily. The event had lots of yummy cocktails (which I thought I was getting a little light headed on and turned out to be non alcoholic!) cupcakes and canapes. There were also a fab photobooth where we’d try and cram as many beauty bloggers in and take pictures. Below is a selection of the photobooth pictures! 

As you probably know, I unfortunately didn’t win. But I wasn’t expecting to, I wasn’t even expecting to get shortlisted! Zoe won our category which is very well deserved as Zoe’s blog is amazing and one of my ultimate faves! I was also super made up for Anna who won Best New Beauty Blog, another one of my faves and Anna is such a gorgeous, lovely girl who deserves the award so much! 

Snapshots of the evening…

Obviously the highlight of my evening was getting to spend time with some lovely girls, I loved meeting and seeing again the lovely Milly, Anna, HollyArabella, Sarah, Sabrina, Zoe, Laalaa and Amy. Didn’t they all look so glam!

Another lovely little touch was having all the shortlisted blogs projected on big screens and including a quote from the nomination of that blog. Here is my screenshot, I was made up with the quote, I was genuinely worried it may say ‘ Corrie’s blog is alright but she’s really an orange midget’ or something along those lines. So the words genuinely touched me. 

The night was lovely and it really made me appreciate the blogging world and also made me think how glad I am that one day I decided to set Dizzybrunette3 up. When I was younger and well now I used to moan how I didn’t have a talent, my friends would play instruments, dance, sing, act, be sporty or really clever and I’d think well what’s my talent? Although blogging isn’t a talent, I finally feel I’ve found my forte, just like my Mum said that one day I always would find something that I was good at. I had an amazing night and would like to thank Cosmopolitan for such a fab night, also Stylist Pick who sponsored the evening and to the lovely bloggers who made my night so funny and so fun. 

I’m sorry for the massive waffle! I bet you’re thinking ‘jeeeez Corrie get over it already!’ I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it and again a big thank you for reading my blog. 🙂 

I hope you all have a lovely day 🙂

P.S The Goody bag we received was amazing! I was like a little child at Christmas looking through it on the way home on the train! I thought that the bag was so good, it deserved a whole post to itself so look out for that 😉 

P.P.S I also made it onto the Cosmo fashion pages- I’m picture 12 if you fancy a peek! 🙂