It’s official! I’m Allure Magazine’s Most Buzzworthy Blogger of the Year!

Ok, so I know in my last post I said I’d be happy whether I earned a fancy title or not… but guess what?

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I earned two fancy titles!! Who even knew that could happen?! I’ve been floating since noon on Tuesday when Allure magazine published the official Beauty Blogger Awards “Meet the Winners” page. When the clock struck 12 and I saw my face pop up there twice I almost fell out of my chair! I am officially the Most Buzzworthy Blogger of the Year… and I also claimed a runner-up spot for the overall contest. Not too shabby! I’m so so thankful to all of you out there who helped get me to this point. I couldn’t have done it without you!

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The fiercest of them all Mally Roncal said she thinks I’m fun and the adorably awesome Coca Rocha said she related to my hangover beauty solutions entry. Whhhaaat?!

My head is still spinning from the whole thing. Next on the agenda of my whirlwind Allure experience is a trip to New York for the official photoshoot sometime within the next few weeks. The photos from that shoot, along with a feature story on us winners will appear in the October 2013 issue of Allure. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you to pick up a copy before then! 😉

Thank you all again for reading, liking, sharing, tweeting, and for your general awesomeness throughout the past five weeks. I feel like such a huge chapter is closing, but an even bigger one is just beginning. Stay tuned to Martinis and Mascara for lots more news, reviews, and advice – served to you straight up! Cheers!! martini

Voting for the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards officially closes at noon today!

bbaToday 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!]

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!]