Monday, May 28, 2012

Snapshots and reflections


          The final day of the competition has finally arrived! I had no idea when I applied to the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards contest, it would result in nearly three months of excitement, little sleep, and anticipation (a veritable blog marathon). I had the chance to try new things, including ones that stepped far out of my comfort zone. The competition also underscored that blogging can mean something very different to magazine editors, bloggers, and readers. There are so many different aspects to blogging, including writing, photography, and personality.

         Photography is my favorite aspect of beauty blogging, so I'm closing out the AllureBBA with a series of snapshots captured from my video. Somehow the videos online have a grainy feel, which is a little different than I intended. I've pulled these photos so you can get a feel for what I was hoping for!



         I'd like to conclude on the most important note. With genuine feeling, I'd like to thank you for all the supportive comments and tweets over the past five weeks. Friends and bloggers went above and beyond what I could ever imagine; I owe you many heartfelt thanks. Thank you for braving 'captcha' and the dreaded 'bad captcha' on my behalf. I know it took a lot of effort to cast a vote, and all that effort that is much appreciated. All of this is something I would never take for granted. I'm glad to have had this experience, but the best part was to have had so many of you there along with me!

Thank you, and see on the 'normal' side of blogging from now on!

Love, Dovey.

Note: This post contains photos of products sent by Allure and Revlon for use in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards

26 comments:

  1. Nice!
    i follow you on bloglovin,
    follow me back? xx

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  2. gorg photos and congrats on being a finalist!! im sure it was an exciting month!!

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  3. Ahhh wow the colors in the dragon photo are absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Maggie~! The wall is amazing in person too.

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  4. Lovely photos as always Dovey! You've done such a wonderful job, it's been so much fun to be on this journey with you. We all wish you the best of luck, congratulations!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica <3 <3

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  5. Great photos! The first one looks a bit like foam on a latte :)
    You did an excellent job with all of the challenges presented and in such a short time frame! Congratulations again on being a finalist and best wishes!

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    1. Thank you so much Makeup Magpie. I never thought of a latte, but you're right!

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  6. Hurray, Dovey! Your video was so wonderful! I loved all of your challenges, and it was great to learn more about you :) Good luck, and congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading all of them Larie :) :)

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  7. You have amazing photos and I loved the one of the mousse foundation from your video. So cool. Best of luck! You're amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Christa--- I really appreciate your comment :)

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  8. Amazing job Dovey! As a photographer, pictures are also my favorite part of beauty blogging. I've been a terrible blogger lately, but looking at your work inspires me so much :)
    Good luck girlie and you got my votes!

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    1. Hi Betty, Thank you so much for your sweet comment; It makes me so happy to hear that! I love the creativity on your blog too. I hope you're getting back in it!

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    2. Awww thanks! It means a lot coming from you :)
      I'm definitely getting back to it!

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  9. Truly a pleasure and I will always support you 100%! I was always excited to find out you made it another week as well as reading about your next challenge!

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    1. AH Thank you so much Lexi <3 <3 <3 as always!

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  10. Now I must thank you for the birth of a new beauty blogging terminology because of one of these photos: FOUNDATION BUBBLES!

    It was so fun to be a part of Team Dovey! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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    1. HAHA; the bubbles were quite bizarre for me too. I think 'mousse' is the idea they were going for :P

      Thank you so much for all your support Liz :)

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  11. Your photography is wonderful! Besides content, photography is a big part of what draws me to follow a blog. Keep it up:)

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    1. Thank you so much Rola! I love photographs too :)

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  12. I was on a portion of this journey with you as i was selected as an alternate. I too completed the fun challenges and received the same Revlon box of goodies and Bloggie touch. I just wanted to extend my congratulations on a job well done. You were definitely a class act and a standout to me! xoxo Carla

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  13. Beautiful photos, but no surprise there! I also thought the first picture was late foam, hee. Best of luck to you, Dovey; no one deserves it more. :)

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    1. Hi Zuzu, Thank you so much! Unlike the foam on a latte, this one actually belongs on the face :P

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