The 29th April 2016 was a special day in the hearts of many bloggers. It was a night of glamour, recognition and fun, the UK Blog Awards 2016.
I was lucky enough to have been shortlisted for two categories, beauty and lifestyle and was super excited to attend my first ever award ceremony.
The awards were held at the Park Plaza hotel on Westminster bridge, London. This years theme was the BFG in order to celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. Lots of bloggers and brands arrived in their droves to celebrate the third year of the blog awards. It was certainly a very well dressed affair. I went on my own to the awards so did find it a bit intimidating as everyone seemed to be in pairs or groups. I did get to know a few lovely ladies though who started chatting to me. Before the event there was lots of canapes going around, they were very pretty with little flowers on top, but not really to my taste unfortunately. I'm all about the little hamburgers. The BFG also made a appearance greeting all the guests and taking selfies!
Odeon had a fabulous pop up cinema set up with a large screen tv and number of cinema seats taking centre place. The TV screened the latest trailers and Odeon was giving away yummy packets of sweet popcorn. I even saw the trailer for 'Girl on a Train'. I've read the book which is pretty good but I have to say the film looks like it's going in a bit of a different direction.
So at 8.30pm everyone filed into the main hall for the award ceremony. In each category there were two commended bloggers and the main winner. I thought it was poignant that they mentioned Girl on Top, a blog about a womans battle with breast cancer. Sadly she has since passed away but her blog tells a very inspirational, brave and strong story and that's what blogging is really about. Everyone did amazingly to be picked for the top ten and have that achievement out of 2000 bloggers who entered the awards. Unfortunately I didn't win in either category but to be in the top ten is still a achievement.
Head over to the UK Blog Awards for a full list of the winners and commended blogs.
After the awards I nipped off home as I had a train to catch. I went away with a goody bag full of interesting tit bits. Keep checking in to see what was inside!
|I did go away with two certificates!|
Were you at the Blog Awards 2016? If not do you think it's a great way of celebrating home grown talent?