I made it to the final round of Allure Magazine’s Beauty Blogger Awards!

allureweek22 I am so beyond thrilled to announce that I avoided elimination again… and I’m one of the four remaining bloggers competing in the fifth and final round of the Beauty Blogger Awards! Not only that… but I was voted “Most Buzzworthy” for the fourth consecutive week! Wow!

The new challenge posted this morning was our $50 makeup challenge. Allure sent us each a $50 AmEx Gift Card and told us to hit up a drugstore and get creative! I took mine to Target and created a look inspired by Adele’s Grammy look. I had an absolute blast with this and I hope you all enjoy it too!

This time next week, Allure will reveal the Beauty Blogger of the Year, as well as two runner ups and the overall “Most Buzzworthy” winner. Until then, I need you guys to do what you do best… vote, like, and tweet! You can vote every day this week until voting closes at noon on Friday. Thank you so very much for your continuous love and support! I’m so excited!


[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 day this week (until Friday before noon). We are in the fifth and final round of the contest, so I can use your help now more than ever! 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’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!]

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!