I’m up for a Blogosphere Award!

I’ve been nominated for an award! What.is.life?

Jacket: Nasty Gal

Back in March I wrote about the mind-boggling fact that I’d been featured in Blogosphere Magazine’s Spotlight series, something I felt super honoured to be a part of (you can read about it all here) and this week I found out I’ve been nominated for the ‘Beauty Influencer of the Year’ category in the Blogosphere Awards… how bloody swell is that?!

Hat: Nasty Gal

I’ve been questioning my blog and content in general A LOT of late. I hate to go on about Instagram, but I’ve seen my stats dwindling and it’s led me to do a whole load of research into how to optimise my account. One of the biggest and most repeated suggestions was ‘find your niche’. I didn’t really have a niche, I mean, what even is a niche? But anyway, from that moment on I decided that at least my Instagram account would be dedicated to beauty – and that’s what I did.

I became engrossed in my makeup looks, churning out one face after another and although I’ve been loving it, I felt like my aesthetic with my layout wasn’t there, and I was definitely not as ‘cool’ or ‘glam’ as some of my peers. Last weekend I even had plans to completely change my Insta, and I’d really been doubting whether I’m good enough to focus on beauty; but this nomination basically changed everything!

As bloggers, there’s nothing quite like recognition or validation, and although it’s not something we should be defined by, I feel like it’s a real boost when you’re doubting yourself.  I have some stiff competition and some really amazing people in my category, but regardless, to be considered has made me feel like a million bucks.

It’s an alien feeling to be up for an award as for years I’ve been more of an onlooker to these things, so I want to say to those who might feel a little put out at not being nominated – you matter too! Don’t let anything define you, or make you feel like you haven’t achieved amazing things. There are so many people in the online world I admire; who are killing it with collabs, paid-for promotions and quality content – you’re all amazing!

Thank you so much for considering me Blogosphere Magazine!



  1. May 15, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Voted for you girl! You definitely deserve to win! And it doesn’t really matter if you are not as ‘cool’ or ‘glam’ as others (though, I wouldn’t say that) because you definitely have your own style and differ from all those Insta-girls who sometimes look absolutely the same!

    • lifewithmariaeva
      May 21, 2018 / 10:52 am

      ahh thank you beautiful! that really means a lot, I hope its all good enough but you know what, its just amazing to be recognised either way!

  2. Caterina
    May 15, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination 😀 well deserved x

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

    • lifewithmariaeva
      May 21, 2018 / 10:52 am

      Caterina thank you so much! x

  3. May 16, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Congratulations on your nomination – I voted for you and you definitely deserve the win. I look forward to seeing your different looks and I think your passion and creativity definitely shows.

    Good luck!


    • lifewithmariaeva
      May 21, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Ah Jess thank you so much for the kind words, that means everything 🙂

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