Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013

As some of you will know, this year I was shortlisted in the Best Established Beauty Blog category at the Cosmpolitan Blog Awards. On Wednesday, after months of waiting and planning and getting all excited, the big event was held in London. I made my way to the big city, giant suitcase in tow, to meet up with AliceAmeliaLucy and Allie and we headed to the ceremony together! 
I had such a great time at the awards and I really loved getting to meet up with the other lovely ladies in attendance. I didn’t win in my category but Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All was representing the nail blogs by taking home the title of Best New Beauty Blog! It was definitely a night to remember and I owe a huge thanks to all of you lovely people who nominated me and made it possible! I’ll try not to get too soppy but I really do well up when I think about you guys taking the time to nominate and vote for my blog. Thank you so so much!
I spent most of the day before trying to decide on nail art to wear for the night and this is the design I settled on. I’ve also included a few snaps from the event after the jump!

For the gradients nails I used NYC Raindrop as the base with China Glaze Sunday Funday and added some little black studs. There’s a gradient tutorial here
The beautiful blue glitter on my pointer finger is Azature’s Blue Diamond Polish. I stamped on the chevron design from Bundle Monster Plate BM-201 using W7 Black over Barry M White.
It’s all topped off with one coat of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat and one of Essence Better Than Gel Nails High Gloss Sealer for a super shiny finish. 

And here are a few shots from the night, I even make a brief appearance in Cosmo’s video of the event at 1.10!
Photos courtesy of Amelia

Of course I had to squeeze in a cheeky selfie. Check out my favourite T-Rex Necklace!