When I explain about my little corner of the internet, I often say to people "I'm just a small YouTuber making weekly vlogs about my life!". Although I know I've got an incredibly supportive bunch of people behind me, I didn't appreciate just how big of a support I had, until yesterday. I was absolutely flooded with Good Luck messages and "YOU GOT THIS!" GIFS on Twitter, I already felt such an overwhelming sense of pride just to be shortlisted and attending the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards.
Although it's very special hitting bit milestones, numbers don't mean too much to me anymore. But there are times where I begin to believe I need X amount of subscribers or followers to achieve certain goals. Winning last night proved this wrong, and gave me the ultimate confidence boost I needed in myself and my content.
The Influencers Choice Award sponsored by Blossom Hill, was the only category which you could vote in. So I'd like to start by taking this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you for voting for me, from the bottom of my heart. What a special thing, knowing that enough people took the time to vote that I WON! This really is a huge honour and highlight for 2016 for me.
Second thank you to Cosmopolitan and Blossom Hill, for a very special night. Held at The Orangery at Kensington Palace, it was so pretty I wanted to Instagram every corner of the room. (I have some pictures coming in my next blog post soon!). The Blossom Tree, pink lights and cocktails were fabulous.
Thank you to Chi Chi London for gifting me my beautiful navy blue lace dress, I loved the sleeves and tutu underskirt, it made me feel like a princess! Thanks to Eylure for putting lashes on me, I loved them. And final brand thank you to OGX, for working together and giving me a braid in my hair. You guys are ace. Big love for all your support. (pssssttt...I have a post to follow this one with more photos! Keep an eye out.)
Finally, thank you to all my lovely friends, family and manager for your support. There's something very rewarding about making your loved ones proud. Thank you in particular to Bianca, Sophie & Amy for being fabulous friends on the night, and taking lovely photos and video for me! Blogger friends are the best.
A huge well done to the other winners and to everyone who was shortlisted too, apparently Cosmo had 10K entries! Mind blown.
I am honestly so grateful to be able to say I won (EEEKK!), and will proudly display my plaque in my little flat. Thank you for sticking with my over the last five years, for believing in me when I sometimes don't believe in myself, and for taking the time to support every big and little thing I share with you online. This really is a special one.
All my love. B x