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The SA Beauty Blog Awards

We were very honoured to be shortlisted for the Reader’s Choice category at the inaugural 2015 SA Beauty Blog Awards, held last weekend in Rivonia.

We sadly couldn’t make the ceremony, but not wanting to miss out we enlisted the help of Ruth Tanser – our longtime friend and mama of three small boys, including (brand new) twin babies! We actually couldn’t believe it when she said yes. Here’s us thinking that having given birth to twins two months previously she wouldn’t be up for trekking across Joburg on a rainy night, but not so. She was super keen for a fun night out on the town. So much respect!

Thanks for being such a glam representative Ruth (aka) Supermama.

Check out her version of the event below:

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On a stormy Joburg evening I set off for the SA Beauty Blog Awards at the very glamorous Movida Night Club in Rivonia. I took along another new mommy that I had met in the Neonatal ICU as I reckoned we both needed some fun and a night out on the town (daddies on babysitting duty)!

We were very excited as I Heart Your Outfit had been shortlisted for the ‘Readers Choice Award’ and we’d been asked by Liza and Emily to represent them!

Our night began with a walk down the red carpet where we were handed our VIP nametags, ushered into the beautifully decorated venue and welcomed with a glass of bubbly and delicious nibbles.

The evening started with a very moving talk by a representative from the cancer charity Look Good…Feel Better. Not only will all the proceeds from the awards be donated to them, but the awards will also help to raise awareness for this wonderful charity.

Then came time for the main event – the awards ceremony! The excitement in the room was palpable. It was wonderful to see how supportive the bloggers were of each other and everyone cheered wildly as the respective winners were announced! The very beautiful Liezel from 9 Lives took home three of the awards including ‘Best Overall blog’, but sadly (for us) I Heart lost out to Jo’burgs Darling in The Readers Choice Category.

After the awards had wrapped up we toasted ourselves, took a few more selfies (first time using a selfie stick) and chatted to the lovely Kirsten from Easihair pro – oh to have locks like that! We also nabbed two of the scrumptious TanOrganic (sponsor of the awards) cupcakes on our way out… for our littles (of course!)

— Emily

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