Allure Beauty Blogger Contest Alternate

I’ve been keeping a secret from everyone for awhile now- I was selected as an alternate finalist in the Allure Beauty Blogger contest! It is a sort of bittersweet announcement to share, since all of the Finalists are pretty amazing and therefore as an alternate I was not included in the contest. It was still such an honor to even be selected and I hope a great motivator for anyone who is scared to start pursuing their passion for fear of failing miserably. It’s easier to stay there, not trying. But today I’m reminded of what can happen when you just go for it.

I started this blog about six months ago as a way to offer unbiased opinions on beauty products, share my beauty adventures, and also as a way to help women (and men) embrace their own unique beauty and voice, not just regurgitate what’s hot in the media. I am so happy to have you all along for the ride. I would have never dreamed six months ago that an editor at Allure would be reading my blog, let alone select it as an alternate finalist in the Beauty Blogger of the Year contest. You can vote for your favorite Allure beauty blogger contestants starting Monday, April 23rd and will be entered to win some swanky prizes for voting.  

One of my favorite beauty blogger moments so far- backstage during NY Fashion Week

I leave you with some motivational quotes because I’m feeling kind of cheesy and reflective right now.

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”  ~e.e. cummings

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”  ~Judy Garland

And to sum it all up, the incomparable Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”


  1. Loved your quotes. Don't give up! You have a talent for writing and your enthusiasm for make-up is inspiring.


  2. Hi, i just found your blog! I was an alternate too!!!! It was such a neat experience completing the challenges! Not to mention the fun swag we received. So glad to have found a fellow alternate! xoxo


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