The Cosmo Blog Awards 2014

A few weeks ago I headed off to London for The Cosmo Blog Awards, which were held in the OXO2 Tower, situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. I was totally over the moon to be shortlisted, and according to Cosmopolitan, there were over 46,000 entries and 37,000 votes, so definitely my biggest achievement this year!

Carly - Cosmo Blog Awards

Ollie and I stayed in the Mondrian Hotel, which is right next door to the OXO Tower, and it couldn’t have been more convenient. Not long after making the booking, I was contacted by Remington and asked if I would like them to get me ‘red carpet ready’ before the event. Of course, I accepted their generous offer, and even better – they were setting up in the River View Balcony Suite, which was only a few rooms away from ours. It was meant to be!

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My hair was styled by Sophie, who used the Silk Waving Wand to create all those fabulous curls. With a glass of champagne in hand, I think my nerves were slowly starting to drift away!

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After my locks had been totally transformed, I had a make-over by Kim. It wasn’t long before I realised that she’s a really good make-up artist, and was super quick too. I loved the look that she created, with a subtle flick of eyeliner, and metallic gold eyes.

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Carly Awards

Wanting to capture an image of my outfit, I took this picture just before Julie (another blogger shortlisted for Best New Beauty Blog) arrived at the hotel.

I don’t have that many pics of the actual event, because most of my footage was filmed, so look out for my Cosmo Blog Awards vlog (coming soon!). All I can tell you is that the champagne was flowing, and Julie (one of the loveliest, and funniest people I’ve ever met!), had drank a fair bit before she got to mine. That might explain why the pic of me above is a little blurry! Despite all the alcohol, she can really strike a pose, and I think I need to take a leaf out of her book!

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Julie | Just Julie

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Mikhila | Miss Budget Beauty & Julie

I feel so privileged to have been invited to such a brilliant event, and it’s all thanks to you guys, my readers, so thank you! Also a special mention goes to Cosmopolitan for giving us a night to remember!

Carly x

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