Recently, @handmadereviews was longlisted for the Marie Claire UK Best Beauty Twitter Feed. I know that there has been quite a controversy brimming in the beauty community concerning “blog awards” but I want to take the time to thank you, the readers, for the support and nomination. I wasn’t really expecting this (nor was I even emailed by Marie Claire and informed of my nomination). I was only informed of this award via Twitter by other bloggers. Regardless, I feel honored being included on a list alongside the likes of @FleurDeForce, @gemsmaquillage, @modelrecommends, etc.
The winner of the award will be invited to be a guest editor on @MarieClaireUK. There are three other award categories, including Beauty Blog, Fashion Blog and Fashion Twitter Feed. If you are interested, you can vote here for all four categories. (Voting closes January 20, 2012.) While I would appreciate a vote for me in the Beauty Twitter Feed category, I see the appeal of the other nominees. There are too many fantastic bloggers on the list that I don’t anticipate winning, but I wanted to let the readers know that I really, truly, appreciate the thought. So thanks again. 🙂
UK magazines and media are becoming very active in promoting and using the beauty and fashion blogging communities. I haven’t seen that much of a trend in US media as of yet. The one trend I’m hoping US magazines will pick up soon enough is the one in which freebies come with the purchase of magazines. (I wouldn’t mind being bribed into buying magazines as long as the bribe involves pretty polishes and shiny glosses.)