The Cosmo Blog Awards - created by fabulous Cosmopolitan magazine in association with Handpicked Media - began last year with 12 categories and over 20,000 entrants; following great success the 2011 awards proved even fiercer with almost double the entrants and two new categories. All shortlisters for the awards this year were invited to a ceremony at the exclusive Club Bond in Britain's buzzing capital of London, accompanied by cocktails, cupcakes and brands galore.
The setting was ultra-glamorous, adorned with pink lighting and chic accessories...not to mention the rather impressive bar! The Cosmopolitan cocktails flowed through the whole evening with thanks to Stoli Vodka, though I hear towards the end of the evening they were no longer alcoholic? Cheeky! The cupcakes, courtesy of the delicious 'Cute as a Cupcake' company, were a feast just to look at and tasted absolutely incredible. We found the canapés an interesting touch, the servers watched us eating them which caused a few giggles! Though they were delicious, I have awoken with food poisoning and remain rather dubious!
The entertainment kept us busy and active all evening with 'Nail Porn' manicurists, Benefit MUA's and Stylist Pick on hand to pamper us. I got involved with the Benefit stand to have my makeup touched up after a long day of travelling and entered the Stylist Pick competition to win a pair of shoes - luckily for me I managed to win a pair (I never win anything!!), when I receive my chosen shoes I will let you all know about it a little more but if you can't wait until then you can view the website here.
The evening was beyond my wildest dreams, when I started this blog I never expected to achieve such great things from a hobby which roots deeply in my heart. Your support has been phenomenal, I wish I could thank each and every one of you individually but I can't so this will have to do! I'd like to make a special thank you to Cosmopolitan for making the evening so special for all of the shortlisters, to be involved once has been a true honour!
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