Sunday, November 22

I WON! ♡ Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015

You know when you're growing up and you have big dreams but never imagined they'd come true? Imagine how it feels when they do? How do you even put that into words? In the four and half years I've been blogging I've put sweat, tears, passion, soul and my whole heart into my blog and channel. Each year, I've watched many of my friends and fellow bloggers attend the Cosmo Blog Awards, and I've always thought how amazing it would feel to be shortlisted.

So, when my name was called on Thursday to say I'd won Best Beauty Blog and then again about 10 minutes later, to say I'd also won Highly Commended Best Vlog, my whole body starting shaking and I cried.

I cried because it made me realise how much it meant to me to win, and I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment right there on the spot.

Two awards. TWO!

How amazing that both platforms won an award each?!

We didn't give speeches on the night (thank god, can you imagine me crying into the microphone?!) but I wanted to say a few thank yous. Firstly to Cosmo, for hosting a beautiful ceremony at One Marylebone and for selecting me as the winner. The evening was awesome and we stayed until the lights came on. My best friends Megan, Kate and Dionne for your incredibly kind words and phone calls, you're the best and biggest cheerleaders I could ever ask for and I love you all so very much. Thank you to my fellow blogging friends on the night for congratulating me and giving me big hugs whilst I stood shaking like a leaf for about an hour! And to my fellow blogging friends who didn't attend the night, but messaged me with loads of love and support. Thank you to YOU, for voting and making winning possible for me. I received hundreds of messages saying congratulations, how proud you were of me, how much you believed in me and how crazy it all was. Last but not least, the biggest thank you to my Mum. She's been the most supportive and understanding person since day one, she's watched every video and read every blog post, she gives me constructive criticism and totally understand my vision for the future. She picked my dress and shoes for the night with me, and reassured me it looked beautiful on more than one occasion. (which was from Lipsy, by the way!)

Winning both my categories felt like the icing on my incredible 2015 cake. I'm starting to think that this has been my year. I'm still smiling from ear to ear, still emotional about it all and was so eager to put my frame on my wall, that I accidentally bent the nail and made a hole too big. (Dad said he'd fix it, clearly I should stick to beauty and not DIY!)

Thank you for making this dream of mine come true. 

It feels incredible to be an 'Award Winning Blogger' now!

I am over the moon.

Lots of love,



  1. Well done again beautiful u done everyone proud and how far u come with ur YouTube and blogs and ur amazing and each way loves u loads hugs and kisses xxxx

  2. Well done lovely! You really do deserve it xxx

  3. Well done lovely! You really do deserve it xxx

  4. Congratulations once again Brogan!! You totally deserve the awards. I always look forward to your weekly vlogs and I always see you working so hard in all your jobs. It's inspiring and I'm so proud of you fellow blogger xx

  5. What a lovely post brogan. Well done you hunni
    p.s. even if you did DIY videos I'd defo still be watching you lol

  6. Well Brogan, here you are at last, the proud owner of not only an award winning beauty blog but also the owner of one incredible vlog!! Be proud girl!! I remember watching a video of yours last year, saying you wanted to be quite selfish this year, to make it all about you; well, you've done it!! I knew it would only be a matter of time before all your hard work was recognised! All those late nights, the endless hours spent on hold to Apple getting your imovie fixed, the tears, I'd even the say the falling out with your Mum; all worth it because of where you are now!! The moon's the limit B, because if you aim for it and miss, you'll always land amongest the stars!
    Massive Congratulations again Brogan, I am SSOO happy for you!!!

  7. Brogan, you seriously deserve. You've grown so much this past year especially and I've loved watching that happen. I feel there's so much more to come from you:-)!
    Sarah x

  8. Congratulations!! Well-deserved and so pleased for you. You look lovely in the picture too!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  9. Congratulations, I am so happy for you! You totally deserve it and I always look forward to watching and reading whatever you have to offer. You also looked absolutely beautiful! Lots of love x

  10. Congratulations! You deserve every bit of recognition you're getting for all your hard work, and you look incredible in that dress! Well done :)

    Lilies and Lipbalm

  11. What a lovely post. Congratulations, you deserve it

    Lauren x |

  12. Well Done! I'm so pleased for you and you looked absolutely fabulous! :)
    Becky xx

    Ciara xx

  14. So well deserved lovely lady xxx

  15. Congratulations!!! You deserve the very best!!

  16. I am so proud of you Brogan, congratulations!!! I've been watching your videos and reading your blog for years and it's so nice to see how far you've come!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  17. Incredible Brogan, you deserve everything! Just watched your vlog about this and I'm all emosh!

    Congrats! And you look amazing!

    Hannah | Oh January

  18. Massive congrats Brogan! You honestly deserve it so much! I've watched your YouTube for years now and followed your blog and I've been waiting for you to get the credit you deserve! P.S You look amazing!!!

    Katie | XX

  19. Wow, congratulations! I love your videos! :)


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