There's a secret I've been keeping that I'm excited to share with you today! I was selected to be one of 15 finalists in the 2012 Allure Beauty Blogger Awards!! In this post, I'll introduce you to myself, the Allure Blogger Awards, and what you can look forward to.
Who am I?
I'm Dovey, beauty blogger and Scribbler-in-Chief of Cute and Mundane. I'm a little artsy, a little obsessive compulsive, and very passionate about beauty. Like many of you, I'm the little girl who painted every single fingernail and toenail a different color from her mom's nail polish collection. I've built my blog around that same lighthearted love of color and cosmetics.
Cute and Mundane beauty blog is very much a homemade creation with a homemade feel. I love discussing cosmetics and color in the context of art, travel, and everyday life. All the banners, buttons, writing, and photography seen here were pieced together by myself, so it's a lot like my personal scrapbook! For those of you who are new to Cute and Mundane, I've selected a few of my favorite entries from my blog archives below. You can also read more about me in my allure.com profile (click here).
What's at stake in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards?
There are fifteen finalists, but only one will be crowned Allure Beauty Blogger of the Year. There are a series of blogging challenges that each finalist will take part in. Each week, on Friday, a new challenge will be unveiled. During that week, the finalists will be judged (or eliminated, *gulp*) by a combination of an Allure panel and reader vote.
The grand prize winner will be featured in the October 2012 issue of Allure magazine, get a trip backstage to a show at NYFW, attend the annual Allure Best of Beauty party, receive a trunk full of makeup, and a tour Revlon headquarters. In addition, the winner can submit work to be considered for Allure and allure.com!
What's in it for readers?
You can vote once every weekday. By voting, you'll be eligible to win a trip to Miami beach! There will also be other great prizes available every week. In addition to prize drawings, you will also, of course, have my sincere gratitude. If you do vote for me, please leave me a comment so I can thank you personally!
I would <3 your vote
I would love to win, but more importantly I'd love the chance to share all my work with everyone. Please help me advance to each round with your daily vote! Voting starts on Monday April 23 (I'll remind you!)
In conclusion, I'm so grateful for the chance to compete and represent the beauty blogger community in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. I'm looking forward to taking part, learning about my fellow participants, interacting with new and old readers, and enjoying the experience. Thank you to all my family, friends, fellow bloggers, and readers who helped Cute and Mundane, once just a fledgeling of my imagination, take flight!
Congratulations on being a finalist! That's amazing! Good luck - you deserve it! :DReplyDelete
Thank you so much Amy!Delete
Congratulations! How exciting! What an amazing opportunity for you!ReplyDelete
Sadly, I can't vote for you, I'm Canadian. I'll be stalking your every move through this contest and sending you virtual good vibes! Good luck!
Hi Annick, hehe I look forward to the virtual vibes :P Thank you!Delete
Congratulations on becoming a finalist!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much BooBooNinja!Delete
Congrats, Dovey! That's amazing news - good luck in the polls! :) xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much Rae! (Polls makes me feel like I'm running for office :P)Delete
OMG, dovey, that is wonderful news! I am so happy for you :D congratulations :******ReplyDelete
:) :) Thank you so much Claire!!Delete
OMG Dovey Congrats!! How exciting :) will definitely be voting for you xxReplyDelete
Thank you for all your support Amy! :)Delete
Awww, congrats Dovey!! I'll make sure to keep voting! You deserve it! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Jess-- I'm really happy to hear from you :)Delete
I love the BIKINI nail polish!ReplyDelete
best from Buster and Elizabeth
Hi Buster (and Elizabeth)--- I appreciate all the furry support I can get!Delete
Thank you!!! *hugs* :)Delete
oh my gosh! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and will definitely be voting!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Kelly! That means a lot to me :)Delete
Congrats Dovey, that's amazing, I'll definitely vote for you! xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Klara!!! :)Delete
Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Christa :)Delete
Yay go you :DReplyDelete
No bad I can't vote.
Thank you Sylvie! I appreciate your comment regardless :)Delete
Awesome news! I love your blog and the inspired by posts.ReplyDelete
Hi Martha, thank you so much! The feedback and encouragement helps keep me going :)Delete
Dovey, that's rockin' good news, and so well deserved, as I enjoy reading every one of your posts. I just bookmarked the vote page and wish I could do it more than once a day.ReplyDelete
... wait ... where is the vote button? All I see is Meet the Bloggers. That said, I so enjoyed finally seeing you come out from the other side of the camera!
Hi Zuzu, haha thank you so much! I'm not sure I'll hip enough to be rockin' but I sure like the sound of that! I should have clarified about the voting--- it doesn't start until March 23, but I will definitely let you know!Delete
I was really nervous about the 'Coming Out' from the camera since that's new for me --- thank you for your kind words :)
Thank you Karen!ReplyDelete
Thank you T!Delete
Congrats, Dovey! I love reading your posts and seeing your lovely photos, and will definitely be voting for you if UK voters are allowed? Good luck! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Nat; that's a detail I'll have to figure out. Bloggers are really international, aren't they :)Delete
Awesome! Congratulations and best of luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sarah for the good vibes :)Delete
It ate my comment :( But, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are so deserving :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Larie, I apologize for the blog's bad behavior! Hehe :DDelete
Congrats and good luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Mopsy :)Delete
Yay! What great news! You've got my vote :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much S. :)Delete
congrats!!! :) that's so awesome. you definitely deserve it; your blog is one of my favs to read!ReplyDelete
Thank you C, your comment makes me so happy :)Delete
WOW that is AMAZING ! Congrats girl !!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tasha, it's so good to hear from you :)Delete
yay! cant wait to vote for you. i hope you win!! and so glad to finally see your lovely lovely face. makes me smile so big :D:D hopefully we will see more of your face on your blog, eh? good lucky Dovey, i wish you all the best. im rooting for you!ReplyDelete
AH, thank you so much for your encouragement Kelly! I've been considering it; though I've learned that self pics are so challenging! I don't know how everyone does it :)Delete
Congratulations!! I am definitely going to vote for you. Have been a follower for quite some time! :DReplyDelete
Thank you so much Ricquetta! Your support means a lot!ReplyDelete