I'm going to take this opportunity and BLAB. It's been a while since I've blabbed and I feel very blabby tonight!
(there's a little mini interview and about me video up on the site, go check it out, you can also like the page or tweet it if you'd like : )
What the What check out whose mug is up on the Allure website!! It's my Mug!!!
I've been shouting out about this all day over on Facebook and instagram but now it's time to Officially link it over to the blog, being that the blog is the reason for all of my celebrating. Allure has named me one of their finalists in their 2013 Beauty Blogger Awards contest. I'm still in shock over being selected as one of the finalists. I've been in the loop for a while and it was slowly killing me having to keep this all to myself. They also kept all of the finalists a secret so it was difficult not knowing who I was up against. After the reveal I admit I was not familiar with any of the bloggers chosen which was a relief since I was afraid I might be up against a blogger friend. I've checked them all out and I can say I'm proud to be in such great company!
The contest starts Monday, I'll be sure to remind everyone once it begins! There are 5 challenges to this contest, each contest will run for one week. Forgive me in advance if I push a little too hard to try to get votes. I hate begging but I will give it a try! I honestly don't know exactly how they pick the winner, I do know that Allure will be judging the content along with a celebrity judge for each challenge and then they have the public vote. I'm not sure how the public voting factors in... But I do know that each week there are different prizes to be won and there's even a trip for two to Hawaii for the people voting so It'll be worth your while to vote daily for your favorite blogger... I hope that's me :D
I'm the only Mostly Nail Blogger in the group. I'm honored to represent the Nail Polish community in this challenge! I put a lot of work into my posts and I take pride in my work and my nails. Like everyone I do have self doubts, I have to admit from time to time I do feel like my blog is dismissed because I generally tend to have longer nails. In fact when I found out I was a finalist I struggled with whether I should I chop my nails down or not. In the back of my mind I've always felt like my blog would be more successful if I kept them short and uniform. But I had to remind myself my reason for blogging, which doesn't include collecting followers. I blog for myself and my readers out there who take the time to come to my site and look at my pictures. I love interacting with all of you and talking with you guys on Facebook/twitter/instagram. After entertaining the idea of chopping down the nails so that they would be more acceptable to the general public's tastes for shorter nails, I quickly realized that I wouldn't be true to myself or my followers if I tried to change who I am just to try to seem more appealing. I'll change the shape or the length when I'm ready for the change, not because I feel like I should do it. When Allure picked me they picked me the way I was and apparently that was good enough for them.
All day today I've been showered with love from so many people. I've never had this much support all at once and it's overwhelming in an awesome way! This is a competition and there is a prize, But honestly no prize can take the place of all the kind words and support everyone has shared with me. In my blogging career I've dealt with hateful comments about the length/shape of my nails and I've learned to look past the hate. I've always felt accepted in the beauty community. All the recent love and support just reconfirms that I do indeed have a place there. All the hateful comments have been permanently washed away and there's nothing but good things up ahead.
If you read through this I truly Thank you for doing that and I appreciate you being a part of what fuels me to keep doing this and Thank you for letting me share my passion with you.
Here's the link again just in case you haven't checked out my amazing about me video! haha haha