Today marks the closing of the final round of the 2013 Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. These five weeks have been incredible. This has been without a doubt, one of the busiest, craziest, happiest, most productive time periods of my life.
I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but I really can’t put into words exactly how much it means to me that my readers, coworkers, family, friends, and some people who don’t even know me, have banded together to create such a support system for me. It’s still blowing my mind that so many of you put yourselves out there, week after week, asking for votes on my behalf! The amount of people pulling for me, sharing the voting links, and tweeting away over the last five weeks is just unbelievable. I was voted “Most Buzzworthy” for four weeks in a row… and I could not have done that without you guys!
I really poured my heart into these contest entries and I’m so glad that I made it through every elimination so I could share all five of the challenges with you. I am so honored to have made it to the final four, but honestly, I feel like I won when I got that first call from Allure. This contest has been an incredibly validating experience. I can’t even describe how good it feels to know that the experts at the leading beauty magazine in the country think that I create quality content. So, no matter what the final verdict is, I’ll be happy whether I earn a fancy title or not.
Onward and upward! 😉
Here’s what happens now…
- At noon today, the voting officially ends, and I stop begging for votes and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feeds.
- I pretend I’m not freaking out until Tuesday at noon when the Beauty Blogger of the Year, two runner-ups, and Most Buzzworthy Blogger titles are announced.
- Cocktails for all of us. Lots of ‘em!
[P.S. For the last time (::sniff::), don’t forget to vote for me, Katie McBroom, to help me become Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year! Voting for the 2013 Allure Beauty Blogger Awards closes today at noon. It would mean the world to me if you could take a minute to do this! Remember, by voting for me you become eligible to win awesome prizes like a trip for two to Hawaii!]