I’ve Been Nominated For A UK Blog Award, Will You Vote For Me?

Well, once again I’ve entered the UK Blog Awards and, despite my initial reaction to bow out this year, I’ve decided to go ahead and ask for votes: yes, I am a glutton for punishment 🙂

Why the initial cold feet? My life has been completely manic lately and I wasn’t actually sure whether I could squeeze begging asking for votes into my schedule. Let me put in this way, as I type this it’s the 12th of December and I haven’t even done my Christmas shopping yet. This from the woman who usually gets Christmas organised in January!

So why did I change my mind? Despite the fact that I have made some incredible friends and met some amazing people via my blog, blogging can be a lonely old business. I sit in front of a screen banging away day after day in the hope that my ramblings will reach the right people.

There are midlife women who are completely confused about HOW to approach midlife, I know because I used to be one. These are the women I want my blog to inspire, entertain and inform that midlife isn’t something to be feared, it can actually be ENJOYED!!

I feel that being shortlisted for such a prestigious award would help my blog to grow, to have a bigger reach and maybe, just maybe, I’ll know for real what I already know in my heart – I’m not talking to myself 🙂

So if you enjoy the ramblings that spew from my slightly broken brain, I would really appreciate you taking a minute out of your day to vote for The Barefaced Chic in the Lifestyle and Vlogger categories by clicking on the link below. It’s a drop-down box so you won’t have to vote twice.

Vote Barefaced Chic

Even if you don’t vote, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have shown The Barefaced Chic over the last few years. Believe me, it means a lot!


  1. Heide V
    December 13, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Voted….you are SO worth it Good luck with your Christmas shopping lol

  2. Kareema
    December 13, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    You’ve got my vote. Good luck xx

  3. December 16, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Already voted for you Mrs Ramblings I really do hope you persevere with blogging even though your successful business is taking more time. But on the other hand running ragged isn’t a life is it? I guess you’ll know if the time comes to sideline the blog? But with your writing talent I expect even then we’ll be hearing from you elsewhere xx

    • December 17, 2017 / 8:34 am

      I have considered sidelining the blog for a while Michelle, but to be honest I’d miss writing too much. I have decided to cut back on social media, which is the part of blogging I really don’t like. My numbers may drop but it means that I won’t!!

  4. Susie
    December 16, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I don’t normally do these voting thingies, but you’ve been SUCH an inspiration to me that I just had to!

    After losing weight and gaining confidence this past year or so, I just recently started taking more of an interest in what I was wearing – but I know nothing about style, and didn’t know where to start at my age. I found your blog, and a few others like it, from the Over 40 Collective ladies and others. There are many that I love, but yours resonates with me the strongest and I feel like I can identify with you in so many ways! I also love that you’re willing to share the less-than-perfect parts of your life with us. 🙂

    Thank you, Michelle, for helping me to begin finding my own song… 🙂

    • December 17, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Susie, I cannot tell you how much your comment means to me!! As you probably know by now, Barefaced Chic is all about conveying an honest and open insight into my life and style. I decided to share both the good AND the bad because that’s what life is all about – none of us has perfect lives, even if Instagram would like us to think otherwise 🙂

      To be honest I’m still experimenting with fashion and I do make ‘mistakes’ but hey, I’m having fun with it and if sharing those mistakes gives other women the confidence to give things a try then I’m happy to continue sharing!!

      Keep singing your song with gusto Susie and thank you for your vote xx

  5. December 19, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I’ve voted my love and I can’t wait to see what happens next in your whirlwind life. Good luck my friend xxx

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