I’m still in the running for Allure’s Beauty Blogger of the Year!

I can’t believe it! The fourth round of Allure’s hunt for the Beauty Blogger of the Year is here… and I’m still in! Not only that… but I was also named “Most Buzzworthy” for the third consecutive week! Woo-hoo!

It’s down to six of us now and the competition is fierce. These bloggers are awesome, so I feel very fortunate to be included in this group! In the new challenge, I hit the streets of my hometown in sunny South Florida to find a makeover candidate and create a little beauty at the beach! I created a beachy bronze look for her and detailed the steps I took to create that golden glow.

Vote, tweet, like, and share my new challenge entry every day this week (before noon on Friday) to help get me to the end! I could use your help now more than ever to get me through to the final round. I owe you all martinis when this is all over! In the meantime, enjoy a Bumble Bee Shot. Bzzz! 😉 bumblebee2

The Bumble Bee

1 oz Three Olives Vanilla Vodka

Splash of Drambuie

Mix ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Strain into shot glass.

[P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me, Katie McBroom, to help me become Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year! You can vote every weekday. Each week a new challenge will be posted on Monday at 9 a.m. 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!]

I was voted Buzzworthiest of the week in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards!

buzzworthyfirstchallenge1Thanks to the votes, likes, tweets, and shares from all of you guys, Allure Magazine has dubbed me the Most Buzzworthy of the first challenge! My “My Beauty Obsession” challenge entry from the first week of the contest was the most viral and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. Thank you so much to all of you who made this possible – please keep it coming! I’m super excited about being the Buzzworthiest for the first week, but this is still anybody’s game. Your continued support is appreciated now more than ever… especially since I took a real creativity gamble in the new challenge! Thanks to the votes, likes, tweets, and shares from all of you guys, Allure Magazine has dubbed me the Most Buzzworthy of the first challenge! My “My Beauty Obsession” challenge entry from the first week of the contest was the most viral and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. Thank you so much to all of you who made this possible – please keep it coming! I’m super excited about being the Buzzworthiest for the first week, but this is still anybody’s game. Your continued support is appreciated now more than ever… especially since I took a real creativity gamble in the new challenge! Revlon Box

Round two of the contest began this morning with The Revlon Beauty Box Challenge. The fine folks at Revlon and Allure sent us a giant box of Revlon products and we were instructed to get creative and use our favorites to use in a video – using only the products they sent us in the box.

In my entry, I explain how to do a springtime smoky eye, and how to punch it up with a quick technique for achieving the two-toned ombre lip look. I did it a little unconventionally… so here’s hoping the judges think it’s creative and not too chongalicious! Click here to see what I mean. And don’t forget to vote while you’re there! Thanks again so much. Let’s keep this buzz going!! Bzzz…

[P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me, Katie McBroom, to help me become Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger of the Year! You can vote every weekday. Each week a new challenge will be posted on Monday at 9 a.m. 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!]

Allure selected me as a finalist in the hunt for Beauty Blogger of the Year!

bbaGrab your martini glasses, girls – this is a reason to celebrate! Allure Magazine selected 10 bloggers nationwide in their hunt for the Beauty Blogger of the Year… and I’m included! I am so excited I can hardly type. Visit http://blogger-awards.allure.com/contestant/katie-mcbroom/ to see my profile page!

The winner of the Beauty Blogger Awards (presented by Revlon) gets a ton of killer prizes like a trip to NY Fashion Week, a ticket to Allure’s Best of Beauty party, a feature in Allure’s October issue, and my favorite prize – the opportunity to write for Allure for a year!

To win the grand prize I will be competing alongside other awesome beauty bloggers in a series of challenges over the next five weeks.  I will face elimination each week, so I need your votes to keep me in the contest!

Beginning April 15 (this coming Monday) at 9 a.m. you will be able to vote for me every day through May 17th at noon to help me avoid elimination. But wait, there’s more! Every time you vote for me you will be entered to win awesome prizes like a trip for two to Hawaii! Voters can also score fun goodies like Coach makeup bags, Clarisonic Aria skin brushes, and more! Watch my video below for more details.

Honestly, I’m already so honored to have been chosen… but winning the grand prize wouldn’t hurt! There are also prizes for the most “Buzzworthy” – meaning the blogger with the most Twitter and Facebook shares (via the Facebook and Twitter buttons on each weekly challenge). So, if anyone feels compelled to share my challenges via social media, I’m not going to stop you!

Thank you all for reading… and big thanks to Allure and Revlon for having me in this contest! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go squeal with excitement again.

Remember, voting begins 9 a.m. Monday and I will be posting the links to the first challenge first thing that day (if you haven’t already done so, add me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter where I will be posting them often!). In the meantime, enjoy my celebratory cocktail that I will be consuming later today. The concoction features some of my favorite flavors and is super easy to whip up – just remember the 3 Cs for celebration – Champagne, Chambord, and Citron! Cheers!

03_Chambord_Champagne Katie’s “OMIGOD ALLURE CHOSE ME AS A FINALIST” Celebration Cocktail

4 oz Champagne

1 oz Chambord

1 oz Absolut Citron

Pour ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Pour into a Champagne flute and garnish with a raspberry. Or whatever. Seriously, pour it into whatever you want… it’s a party! Woo-hoo!