With over 43,000 entries, over a hundred shortlisted bloggers and 14 award categories, it was finally time to gather at London’s OXO2 Tower to announce the winners of the coveted Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013. Most notably, to find out the winners and highly commended bloggers of the Next Newcomer Award and Best Interiors Blog sponsored by Next.
We’re thrilled to reveal that the winner of the Next Newcomer Award 2013 is Laura Louise Cannon of Laura Louise and Her Naughty Disease, whose inspiring blog documents her experiences with breast cancer as a 23 year old woman.
“I like to think I am a pretty normal 23 year old. Shopping, laughing and beautifying are a big part of my life. On 22nd November 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my whole life changed. I vowed to make my battle with the big C as short and fun as possible. I blog about my journey to remind you lot to check your boobies, raise awareness and tell my story.”
As you can see Laura wore a gorgeous little black dress with on trend leather detailing, along with glittery shoe boots, a black beaded necklace and hot pink lipstick. Her latest posts include a Bananarama Loaf recipe, her guest appearance in Fabulous magazine and a picture diary of recent girly nights.
Highly commended in the Next Newcomer Category was 25 year old Gillian of Gillian Lee Rose, a nail artist and self confessed fashion addict who spends her time between Surrey and sunny Corfu.
“I love fashion, styling outfits and doing all sorts of crazy nail art so I decided to combine the lot and start a blog featuring my personal style, high street fashion & a touch of nail art.”
For the awards, Gillian went for a monochrome look with a white blazer, wet look trousers and black and white cuffed heels. Of course her hands were dressed for the occasion too – in pink ombre with white heart detailing and gems on just a couple of the nails. Her latest outfit posts include on trend pieces such as a luxe jacket, a cami top and 3D floral top.
The winner of Best Interiors Blog sponsored by Next was Jen of Love Chic Living in stunning striped dress whilst Antonia of Tidy Away Today, in an elegant embellished tunic, was high commended. Congratulations ladies!
The list of Cosmo Blog Awards winners and highly commended for 2013
BEST CRAFT BLOG
Winner: The New Craft Society
Highly-Commended: Trends With Benefits
BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG
Winner: The Londoner
Highly-Commended: Handbags and Cupcakes
BEST FOOD BLOG
Winner: The Cake Hunter
Highly-Commended: The Model Foodie
BEST TRAVEL BLOG
Winner: 40 Before 30
Highly-Commended: Pommie Travels
BEST SEX & RELATIONSHIPS BLOG
Winner: Reasons To Be Single
Highly-Commended: The Things I’ve Done To Impress Women
BEST INTERNATIONAL FASHION BLOG WITH IFB
Winner: Style Me Curvy
Highly-Commended: Thunder & Threads
BEST NEW FASHION BLOG SPONSORED BY BEST BRITISH BLOGGERS
Winner: Love Cloth
Highly-Commended: Fashion Influx
BEST ESTABLISHED FASHION BLOG
Winner: What Olivia Did
Winner: Fleur de Vlog
BEST BEAUTY VLOG
Winner: Tanya Burr
Highly-Commended: It’s Simply Beauty
BEST ESTABLISHED BEAUTY BLOG
Winner: Hello October
BEST NEW BEAUTY BLOG
Winner: One Nail To Rule Them All
Highly-Commended: Oh Little Red
Helen’s Wardrobe for her styling efforts
For more information on the blogger competition, visit cosmopolitan.co.uk or tweet @CosmopolitanUK and @nextofficial using #CosmoBlogAwards.
Thank so much to everyone who entered, voted, judged, attended and helped organise the awards over the year!
We can’t wait for Cosmo Blog Awards 2014!!