cosmo blog awards 2011

Dress – River Island
Earrings – Primark
Shoes – Next
Nail – Elegant Touch French Manicure (short pink)
Rings – Vintage and Thomas Sabo
Bag -Accessorize

Last night was the highly anticipated, much mused about, Cosmo Blog Awards. The evening’s festivities were held at 24 Kingly Street, in a maze of mirrors lined with Cosmopolitan cocktails, canapes and the obligatory cupcakes! It was a super occasion, mainly because I got to spend time with a bevy of brilliant bloggers who are just lovely ladies and a joy to be around. Despite the venue and sparkles on show, it was quite an informal gathering which was nice and meant we were at ease to mingle, play havoc in the photobooth and scoff cupcakes on the sly in the corner.

Luckily I had perfected my gracious losing face as sadly there was no trophy in tow this year, but all the winners were very worthy and I was so pleased for everyone, especially my fellow beauty blogging/vlogging nominees, Zoe and Anna and Sammi.
Here are some snaps from the night…

The girls pictured are:
Corrie, Lily, Zoe, Natalya, Fleur, Anna, Sabrina

One of the nicest touches to the evening was the showreel of our blogs projected on the walls of the venue, accompanied with a quote. This quote was one of the quotes that was submitted when our blogs were nominated. This was mine; it made me smile.

It read, “I love the way Milly writes her posts. She goes into great detail and her photos really pick up the essence of the products. Her style of writing makes it so easy to read, it is like listening to a friend. Her blog was the reason I decided to set up my own.”
– To whoever wrote that – thank you πŸ™‚

As I have said all the way along, I was just so happy, and honestly rather surprised, to be shortlisted and just thrilled for Pearls & Poodles to be recognised as an Established Beauty Blog. I would like to say a massive congratulations to all the winners – really well done. If you want to see all the winners, they can be viewed here. This whole occasion really highlighted to me how much blogging means to me. Not for the awards, the limelight or the fancy cocktails, but just for the sheer pleasure it brings me and the fact that I get to share that enjoyment with you all. So thank you.

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  1. 27th October 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Absolutely stunning shoes!
    The event looks amazing.

  2. 27th October 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I have to say that I've loved following the awards this year as it's introduced me to a ton of incredible blogs that I've not come across before, embarrassingly including yours! So glad I've discovered it though, and big congrats for being a nominee, it looks like it was a wonderful night for all πŸ™‚ x

  3. 27th October 2011 / 8:05 pm

    oh gorgeous gorgeous Milly πŸ™‚
    what an AMAZING otufit, you look stunning. the dress i perfect, and you all looks fabulous
    What an amazing experience to have been through
    your hair looks fab xxx

  4. 27th October 2011 / 8:10 pm

    I love the fact that you're the only one who doesn't wear a black dress! Very great outfit!

  5. 27th October 2011 / 8:10 pm

    you look beautiful! that colour really suits you xoxo

  6. 27th October 2011 / 8:10 pm

    Ah you look fantastic Milly! And well done for being nominated-your blog is fantastic and deserved in a win in my opinion! πŸ˜‰ xx

  7. 27th October 2011 / 8:13 pm

    I love that you you stick out for wearing color, all the others wearing black… love it!

  8. 27th October 2011 / 8:20 pm

    You look soo beautiful – love the whole attire!XXX

  9. 27th October 2011 / 8:32 pm

    You look gorgeous, as do all the other girlies! Sounds like such a good night, I was constantly refreshing Twitter all night lol! xx

  10. 27th October 2011 / 8:36 pm

    Loved your dress, you look lovely πŸ™‚ xx

  11. 27th October 2011 / 8:48 pm

    You look stunning! Congratulations on being nominated! x

  12. 27th October 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Wow you look stunning!
    I love your dress, that colour really suits youand it's a stunning shape. I love the heels and earrings too,they're both so glam! I'm a bit of a virgin to clashing colours and wouldn't usually be brave enough to put all these colours together but you've shown how well they work together, especially the pink and teel πŸ™‚ it reminds me of a dress and earrings that the character Lily wears in an episode of gossip girl πŸ™‚
    I love the top knot too, I so badly want to wear my hair in one but it still isn't long enough πŸ™
    Looks like you had a fab evening,those cupcakes are so cute πŸ˜€
    Take care <3 Holz oxo

  13. 27th October 2011 / 9:12 pm

    you mustt must mustttt do a blogpost on that hairstyle it's amazing! you look beautiful πŸ™‚ x

  14. 27th October 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. Bet you're glad you wore pink! I'm so surprised that so many people wore black! How funny! πŸ™‚ x

  15. 27th October 2011 / 9:54 pm

    You look lovely! Your shoes are gorgeous πŸ™‚ It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time xx

  16. 27th October 2011 / 10:08 pm

    Loving your outfit, I think it really reflects your personality which I suppose is excellent at the blog awards! You done great, keep blogging! πŸ™‚


  17. 27th October 2011 / 10:13 pm

    gorgeous shoes! thanks for sharing photos from the event!

  18. 27th October 2011 / 10:14 pm

    i love that you didn't wear black, the color of your dress is beautiful!

  19. 27th October 2011 / 10:31 pm

    Your blog is fantastic and you totally deserved to be nominated. I thought you looked stunning in all the pictures! You really stood out from everyone else wearing black. x

  20. 27th October 2011 / 10:44 pm

    Gosh you look so pretty! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the photos, I was dying to know what everyone was wearing! You really stand out wearing a coloured dress, it's lovely πŸ™‚ xxx

  21. 27th October 2011 / 10:45 pm

    Great post Milly, was so lovely seeing you again πŸ™‚ x

  22. 27th October 2011 / 10:54 pm

    simply stunning xxx

  23. 27th October 2011 / 11:24 pm

    You look great, I love that dress!

  24. 27th October 2011 / 11:24 pm

    Gorgeous dress, you look lovely. I love the way you mixed it with a splash of blue in the earring… can't believe they're primark! x

  25. 27th October 2011 / 11:56 pm

    You look picture perfect Milly! Love the colour of your dress against the earrings too (: Everyone looks so glam, and I was so pleased for Zoe and Vivianna, two of the loveliest ladies in blogging! xx

  26. 28th October 2011 / 12:07 am

    Why is everyone wearing black? lol Your dress is the best! Look absolutely stunning! xx

  27. 28th October 2011 / 12:18 am

    Sounds like a fantastic night and the photos are great, you look gorgeous as do the others. Loving the quotes on the wall, what a nice touch!

  28. 28th October 2011 / 6:38 am

    You look gorgeous. x

  29. 28th October 2011 / 7:41 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous. The dress is fantastic.x

  30. 28th October 2011 / 8:17 am

    You look a beaut Milly! Love the hair and the earrings and shoes are amazing.
    Shame you didn't win, but imagine it was a great night and fab for your blog to make it so far.
    (I almost called you milky at the start?!? damn typo!!)

  31. 28th October 2011 / 8:27 am

    Aw Milly you look gorgeous πŸ™‚ and i adore those shoes! Anything with sparkles, i'm in love haha. It looks like it was a fantastic night. And those cupcakes look super yummy! xx

  32. 28th October 2011 / 8:46 am

    You look stunning, love the dress and earrings. A big congrats on getting as far as you did x x

  33. 28th October 2011 / 9:17 am

    I love your whole look, the hair the dress, the colour clash of the earrings, the whole look is flaweless and I will be copying. you are my style icon this week. simply stunning!

    Britney themed halloween sounds awesome. cant wait to dsee photos, which Britneys are your friends going as? I imagine there will be a school girl, red cat suit, what else??

  34. 28th October 2011 / 10:23 am

    Love your dress! you look stunning xxx

  35. 28th October 2011 / 11:09 am

    you and the girls look amazing x

  36. 28th October 2011 / 12:24 pm

    You all look amazing, i love your dress.

  37. 28th October 2011 / 1:12 pm

    You look amazing. I love that dress. Congratulations. You deserve the recognition!!

  38. 28th October 2011 / 2:51 pm

    Looked an amazing evening and you looked fabulous. Lovely dress and amazing shoes!! xx

  39. 28th October 2011 / 3:10 pm

    You looked amazing. Congratulations on getting shortlisted, you deserved it!

  40. 28th October 2011 / 5:21 pm

    You looked AMAZING! The best there if I may say so myself. XOXO

  41. 28th October 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Your dress is lovely on you and I adore the hint of turquoise ! I bet you all had a blast at the awards ! x

  42. 30th October 2011 / 5:11 pm

    You look truly wonderful Milly! So, so pretty!! I am so proud of you and your blog and glad you all had a fabulous night πŸ™‚ How could you not in those sparkly shoes?! πŸ˜‰

    Yay to you!! xxx

  43. 30th October 2011 / 5:56 pm

    My gosh, you look beautiful (: I love your earrings especially, and the way the colour of your dress makes you stand out from the crowd! Gawjuss.

    Saraah ^.^

  44. 30th October 2011 / 8:49 pm

    you looked so lovely milly! was so nice to see you again!

    Lily @ llymlrs//etcllymlrs

  45. 30th October 2011 / 10:34 pm

    You look like a supermodel or something, serious envy girlie, you always look amazing!


  46. 31st October 2011 / 4:43 pm

    you look absolutely stunning! it looked like an amazing night πŸ™‚ xo

  47. 3rd November 2011 / 11:18 pm

    Love that your the only one in a colored dress. Makes you POP and seriously steal the show. love the shoes! xxx

  48. 6th November 2011 / 5:15 pm

    thank you all so much for your comments – i wish i could reply individually to each of you.
    But thank you for your support and nice words, it means a lot xx

  49. 10th November 2011 / 3:01 pm

    your dress is gorgeous! lovely to see a bit of colour in amongst the black πŸ™‚ love your hair too.