WINNER'S AT THE UK BLOG AWARDS
The UK Blog Awards 2018 was held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square last Friday (20th April). The awards included 19 different categories, with a business and an individual section per category. 16 finalists per category (8 per section) had been voted to the final by their readers, and THE 4 OF US were a finalist in both the ‘Fashion & Beauty’ and ‘Lifestyle’ category. We entered the business section, as any blog with more than two writers counts as a business rather than an individual blog.
FASHION & BEAUTY
We have never entered a competition before but after Sara attended the awards last year she loved it and thought we should give it go.
We had low expectations because of tough competition, so we're really happy to learn that we had gotten through to the final in two different categories. Getting a spot in the final was our main goal and we decided to go to the awards to have fun, mingle but with no expectation of winning anything. Therefore, it was a huge surprise when our first category, ‘Fashion & Beauty’ came up that we were announced as the winners! The category was judged by Stuart Trevor from Elensa and the founder and former CEO/Design Director of Reiss, All Saints and Bolongaro Trevor. We are honored that Stuart totally loves what we are doing and ended up picking out our blog as the winner.
Next up was the 'Lifestyle' category, but by now we were a little distracted with excitement from winning and had almost forgotten that we were up for another price. In this category, we were the ‘Highly Commended’ which is kind of like a 2nd place. Very excited about that too of course!
CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR
By the end of the awards, we started to get ready to get up on our feet and mingle with everyone there. But suddenly an announcement came that there is one last award to be given out – and its ‘the big one of the night’. This last prize was for ‘Content Creator of the year’ and would be given out to one business blog and one individual. Every finalist was included!
The winners were chosen and given out by ITV's 'This Morning' Beauty presenter Gina Akers. And guess what!? We won that too! Can you believe it? :) We were (and still are) very overwhelmed and grateful for this amazing response to all of our hard work over the last few years.
The night ended with us celebrating with our boyfriends at the UK Blog Awards after party at Café de Paris, and then later on at the über cool Mandrake Hotel in Soho. (Btw really worth tasting their amazing cocktails!).
Such a great night! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who voted, to the judges, to the UKBA team for organizing the event, to all our amazing guest bloggers – and of course to everyone who has been following and supporting our blog over the last couple of years. We will keep on working hard on this and hopefully grow and take the blog to new and great places! So keep watching this space :)