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8/9/13

We WON Best Beauty Blog!!! Cosmopolitan Blog Awards '13

Oh My Bows! I officially have the best readers! We won the award for Best Beauty Blog (India)! YOU VOTE PHOR MY BLOG

Thank You! THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who voted & everyone who simply reads this blog! Special thanks to Cosmopolitan India for hosting India's first-ever blog awards! 

There's a cartoon-ish version of me. Give me a jharoo (broomstick) so I can fly... haha!
Answer #4: Thanks to Mahak Sharma who posted that comment =)
Cosmo has also launched The Cosmo Beauty Panel, consisting of 17 people who'll help them test new beauty products every month, and it's an honor to be one of them.
If you can spot me within 5 seconds, you deserve a new lipstick.....
In case you're wondering how I got hold of the magazine when I'm all the way in Scotland, it's all thanks to Magzter.com & Mr.CZ who signed up and did the purchasing and everything. Basically, you can purchase the whole magazine for £2.6 (Rs.247). I was gonna get a copy shipped from New Delhi, but this worked out cheaper + I didn't have to wait impatiently for weeks! The internet just got more AWESOME! =D
Grab a copy if you want to see the rest of the bloggers who won, read Anushka Sharma's interview, and find out what Guys Really Lie About (Liars they are!)


I'm replying to each and every comment under this post. Talk to me! Maybe tell me an interesting or funny story from your life? Maybe a little secret, hmm? ^_~
*Please leave out questions about blogging for now, because I will do another post for that, and I'll answer all FAQ's. 

Happy Friday, all!





162 comments:

  1. OMG I am soooo glad you won :) CONGRATULATIONS Cynthia!!! You rock and you totally deserve to win!!! :D Gosh I love your blog!!!

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    1. That's very sweet Samyukta, THANK YOU so much! You rock too! :* :))

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  2. wow...u totally deserved to win...congratulations CZ...Eid Mubarak...lots of love <3

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    1. Eid Mubarak & lots of love to you too Tejinder! <3

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  3. congratulations Cynthia!! You totally deserved to win! It feels even better because I voted for you! :P

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    1. So nice of you Ikya! Thank you loads :D

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  4. Congrats Girl.. a well deserved win :) love your blog <3

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  5. Congrats CZ :) If we would have been together, we would have done Bhangra at any Honey Singh song :D

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    1. Haha...you made me want to listen to a Bhangra song Preeti! And you've introduced me to Honey Singh hehe :D

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  6. this is just wow CZ....Lots n lots of love n wishes to you....Keep up your fabulous n beautiful work...!!

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    1. Lots & lots of love and best wishes to you too Shipra! <3

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  7. Congratulations - a very well-deserved win! I've been a regular lurker on your blog from 2009; every time I have a moment at work, here I come, and no one in my office has been any wiser :P In fact you even inspired me to start blogging about beauty. And we share a love for Bourjois - one of my all-time favourite blog posts ever was when you shared a picture of a gorgeous black-and-pink umbrella you got off Bourjois as a GWP, and I marched over to my Bourjois counter and demanded why I was being given all these bright pink pouches when brollies were given in Delhi!

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    1. Haha..I hope you got the umbrella. You know, I actually miss that umbrella! Thank you for sticking around, and congrats on the blog! Will check it out sometime :)

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  8. Yayyy party time girl :) Congrats CZ :):)

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    1. Yeah! Definitely have to party Lakshmipriya :)

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  9. Congratulations :D I voted for you :) :)

    I won't say this is because of luck. It's all due to your hard work. I adore your blog. Your writing style, pictures everything.

    I do have some questions which you can add to the FAQs: Which camera do you use? Do you suggest DSLRs for blog photography or just good normal point and shoot cameras? Do you use artificial lighting for your pics or you like sunlight? Also are you a full time blogger or have another job? :)

    Could you do a post on how to take better pictures for blogs? :)

    Congratulations once again :)

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating! :) I will note down all those questions for the post

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  10. Congrats CZ.. I just love your blog.. The way you explain your little stories behind everything you buy.. I loved it totally.. You deserve this award..

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    1. I'm happy you like the stories, because sometimes I think maybe I explain to much haha...Thanks :)

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  11. wow,Congrats!!u deserve it girl:)yayyy!!i voted for u:)

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  12. Congratulations dear... we all love you :D

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  13. wow,Congrats!!u deserve it girl:)yayyy!!i voted for u:)

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  14. Omigosh! congrats mo phi! :D rooted for you all the way.You're way better than the rest!

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    1. Aww khublei shibun Kindy :) Thank you loads!

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  15. Yaaaaayyyyy! Congratulations girl :)

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  16. Congratulations CZ! U deserve this for sure. I love reading your blog. Keep up the good work and keep us all inspired with good makeup and beauty. All the best.

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    1. So sweet..Thank you so much Avanti!

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  17. congratttttssss cynthia!!!!!!!I so badly wanted u to win cozz i love ur blog!!!!keep it goin...goodluck!!!1

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  18. Congrats dear... a totally deserved awards.... IVC rocks :)

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  19. Many many congrats CZ! The most awesome thing is that you didn't even tell people to vote for you. You truly deserve this! Keep blogging ;)

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    1. I actually thought I would get the least # of votes Tahreem :D Thank you! <3

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  21. Congrats CZ!! I am so glad u won! :) I had voted for you and hoping that u win.. I am feeling so happy as if I have won it! :P crazy isn't it... :D So happy for u.. u deserved it!

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    1. Aww of course you also won if you voted Sushma...happy for us! :D *Hugs*

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  22. very well deserved CZ... you really are awsome!!!! and who the hell leaves negative comments here? you're flawless! hahaha
    huggs

    I had voted for u & I kinda knew you'd win!

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    1. Thank you Bee! Haha.. apparently not flawless to them, unfortunately :D

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  23. Congrats! I ready very few Indian blogs - and yours is certainly the best. I didn't know you were a trained make up artist but that explains why your application is so precise. That being said, I particularly enjoy those little photo-based instructions that explain every step - I learned to do the v-shaped eye that way. Thanks! :)

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    1. Happy to hear you like them & that you've recreated them Kangana, I love doing them too. Thanks :)

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  24. congratsss cz.. <3 i knew u wud win.. u r d best... :)

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    1. Thank you so much Snehal! :)

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  25. very very well deserved CZ!!! big congrats to you.... :)

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  26. omg that's so awesome!! of course I knew you'd win this ;)I love all your posts and your sense of humour!! way to go girl...CONGRATS!!!

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    1. THANK YOU reading & getting my sense of humour Apoorva! :) <3

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  27. congratulations Cynthia. Your hard work has fetched the prize for you. You totally deserved it. Being a reader of your blog is like having a calm ride on a boat in a lake. You have the flow within yourself. Voting you was not an option, it was a duty for me as a reader. I'm glad you won.

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    1. That's such an awesome comment & compliment Pritha! Thank you a million! <3

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  28. Aww.. Congo girl. I voted for you and so glad you won the well deserved title.
    May be someday if you come down to Mumbai we can catch up :D
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com
    www.youtube.com/MsShanayaSinner

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    1. Sure Shanaya! Will come there again someday & we'll hand out :)

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  29. I knew it!
    I only cast one vote amongst all the blogs in all categories and that was for IVC!
    And that is cuz I love you CZ.. Congratso!! :D

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    1. Aww thanks Karishma! You're the sweetest...love you too! :)

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  30. Yayyyy! Congrats! ^_^
    I voted for you, btw. :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks a lot Stella! :)

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  31. hi CZ :) congrats darling :) you totally deserved it & one of those votes were mine :)
    Have a great weekend & celebrate your win :)Mr CZ deserves a treat for getting the copy ;)

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    1. I know that Reshma, thanks loads. Oh, he already got his treat heehee ;)

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  32. congratulations and celebrations.....
    u deserve every bit of da honour u hav recieved
    keep rockin CZ

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  33. Congratss CZ..I obviously voted for u..so glad u won..totally deserve it.. :)

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    1. So sweet Bhumi, thank you! :)

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  34. Hi Cynthia, congrats! I voted for you and I can't think of a more deserving person. The best part about being a member of the cosmo panel is that you will get freebies(i guess.. hahaha). I love your lotds, especially the one in which you wore coral(lips and dress). Your hair looked so awesome in that, can you show us how to do an ombre like that please???

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    1. Haha...yes, you're right. I was already told about the freebies :D
      Happy u like that look! I already did a post on my hair color last month, maybe you missed it. Here's the link ~ http://www.indianvanitycase.com/2013/07/my-diy-ombre-hair-color-what-i-used.html

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  35. Hey cz mam big congo dint i also inform u abt ur victory on michael kors perfume post . Other wise cheers jst feeling a bit sad u dint include me :) shrutika

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    1. Aww...you're so cute Shrutika! Truth is, I've known about the win for while, and that's how the Q&A happened. When you told me, I didn't want to say it & disappoint you :D

      I will surely mention you someday :)) <3

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    2. Oops My Mistake U Were Thinking Good For Me And I . I Am Feeling So Bad Thanks For Ur Kindness. U Know Im Silly Delhi Punjabi Girl Can't Work On My Humour You Are So Good Cynthia Mam . Im Sorry . :D :( Leave THis Did You SEE Zayn In Best Song Ever He Looking So Goodie Even As A girl.... <3 <3 :** AmaZayn !! <3 Shrutika

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  36. I knew you'd win. It was an obvious choice! :)
    Congratulations! :)

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    1. I wish I thought like you before I knew :D Thank you! :))

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  37. Yayyyyy...!!!...I voted!!!..TWICE for YOU!!! :P (seperate ID's)
    and NO I do NOT consider I cheated... :)
    yayyy!!!....

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    1. Hahaha... You did that?! Aww that's very nice of you Shubha! I don't consider it cheating either, we'll just think you voted on behalf of my friend or sister :D :D

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  38. Congratulations Cynthia! Its inspiring to know that even you got negative comments that you ignored to move on! I hear it all the time that 'beauty' blogging is a waste of my time but now I know for sure that patience and hard work do pay off!

    Love to read your posts and yes, the photographs are amazing!

    Congratulations once again!

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    1. Thank you Shilpa. The positive always beats the negative :)

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  39. Congratulations Cynthia! I found your blog about a year ago while searching for a cat eye tutorial and have come back ever since! You are such a dedicated blogger, you take beautiful photos, and I love your sense of humor. Thank you for the amazing work you put into this site, the inspiration you provide for amateur makeup addicts like me, and for being such a sweet person! Love you!

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    1. Aww thanks Sruthi..very sweet of you to say..glad u came back! Love you too!

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  40. So glad you won!!! (I did vote for you... :p )
    I think every good blog has it's own niche, but I feel yours has that good mix of fantasy and everyday. *hugs*
    I hope you get to try all the latest stuff that enters the market! :)

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    1. Thanks for voting! I like it when people point out my niche, and and I like how you put it :) *hugs*

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  41. CZ you deserve it.. Congratulations. Its treat to see your eye-makeup, OOT, shopping, product reviews and tutorials. IVC has all. Wish you lots of success in future too.

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    1. Thanks Shikha! Wishing you lots of success to you too!

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  42. Totally well deserved CZ!! Congrats & wishing you a lot more of the best things in life :)

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    1. Thanks Medha! My best wishes to you too :)

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  43. OMG OMG OMG congratulations Cynthia!! :D. I'm so glad you won!! Your the reason why I started blogging in the first place :D. Loads of kisses, B. :D

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  44. Awesome! I mentioned to PnB too that I voted for 2 people and both got into the beauty panel... Is that cool or what! That said, I am a makeup retard and read all your blogs for the artistry and writing styles. Love the warmth in each of your post.....
    Loads of love, xoxo......

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    1. Super cool! :) Thanks for voting & for the love!

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  45. I am so so so happpppy for you! I mean this is so well deserved! <3 You go woman, continue rocking like this! \m/ *air fists* many many congratulations, beautiful! <3 Not to sound cheesy, but ILY! <3 SOOO MUUUCCHH!!

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    1. Aww...I don't care if it's cheesy! ILY too! :D

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  46. am so happy that u won.. u truly deserve that.. I love ur blog and been following each ne very post of urs.. though i have never commented, i like silent reader and follower.. U Rocks..!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Sharmistha, glad you're not silent this time ;)

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  47. Congrats CZ !! I have to admit i may have been a tinnnnyyy bit annoyed if anyone else had won it !! :p

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  48. It feels amazing to know you won.. My bua lives in Shillong and I can so relate to the shoes you buy from there.. love to you :)

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    1. Oh, really?! I love it when Shillong is something I have in common with readers! Lots of love to u too Bhagyashree! :)

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  49. I told ya! We HAD to win babe. I am so delighted with this news, Congratulations! :)
    I have been following IVC ever since I found it 2 years back, sometimes I'm a silent reader but I make sure I don't miss anything here.

    I feel very connected and personal to this blog, its an integral part of my life now.

    Heartiest Congratulations to you again, very proud of you. <3
    Keep up the good work. :)

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    1. I remember your words Bhawna :) That's one of the best comments! Happy to be part of your life! Thanks a million!

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  50. Congratulations CZ...You deserve every bit of it :) Keep Rocking!

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    1. Thank you Saniya...u too! :)

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  51. Congrats! I knew you would win! You inspire me so much to work on my blog! Love your blog and the hard work you put in your blog! My favourite blog always! <3

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    1. Aww thanks Emmy...My best wishes to your blog! <3

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  52. Congratulations Cynthia:) m sooo happy that u won actually we all won bcoz its our blog too:) actually u wil not belive my internal intiution was saying that u wil win! U deserve again heartiest congrates!!

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    1. I agree Shilpi, it is your blog too. I'd like to think of it like a family of beauty lovers :D Thanks again <33

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  53. Congratulations Cynthia on your stupendous win, have been a silent reader and admirer your blog posts..simply love the way you put everything before us. I simply love your blog and trust your reviews without any doubts. Congratulations again on a well deserved win....Nupur

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    1. That's so nice to hear Nupur! Thank you for appreciating! <3

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  54. Congrats! Very well deserved indeed..

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  55. Congratulations babyyyy n to me too as even I voted for u :)

    I loveeeee ur blog but as u dont interact much its not the same :(
    But I understand n would love to see your reply more often ..
    As a reader I feel we connect more that way ...
    Nevertheless ... I have great love n respect for you dear

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    1. Thanks for voting Rashmi..so kind of you! Aww I thought I interact as much as I can, but will try to do it more. Didn't know you felt that way :(
      Great love and respect for you too lovely, happy to have met you in blogosphere :)

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    2. hahahaha ... heyyyy CZ :D :D not in wrong way dear :)

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    3. I know, I know Rash...don't worry :D

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  56. congrats!!! u deserve it and i love u and your blog!!!

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  57. Congrats, Cynthia! Great news. I voted for you :-) I love that your posts are not boring (like you said- one post for face wash! snooze!). And you also add your personal little stories which makes you so much more relatable.

    Lots of love. Keep up the good work.
    P.S.- Your pics are simply the best among Indian Bloggers!

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    1. Happy to hear you think so Joyi! Thank you for the love & for voting...and for liking the silly stories :D

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  58. Congratulations and very well deserved!! You're such an inspiration to new bloggers like myself, so thank you for everything!

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! All the best with your blog <3

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  59. wow congrats!!!!! u totally deserve this , ive not seen anyone more creative than u! keep going n keep winning such acolades :) ilove u n ur blog sooo much :)

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    1. Thank you soooo much Poorva...lots of love to you too! :)

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  60. Congratulations, girl. Keep up the good work!
    Everytime you do a post on shoes and clothing I get so effing jealous about the stuff that you can get in the UK for so cheap.. and of course makeup as well, in India they cost nearly double..
    I guess the highlight of your win would be the fact that despite you not requesting your readers to vote, they still did. :) Shows how much we all love you. <3 Congratulations once again!
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    1. Oh and among the stuff I like about your blog, one of the strong ones is definitely the style of your writing. The way you write is quite pleasing. Good grammar and correct spellings. Sorry if I'm coming off as an English teacher, I am not (just a law student), I'm just your friendly neighbourhood Grammar Nazi. ^.^
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    2. Lovely comment Ashwini! Thanks so much! I understand what you mean about the shoes there, I also wish fab ones were priced lesser.

      Oh, I think sometimes I make a lot of grammatical errors & typos, so you can feel free to correct me, Grammar Nazi! :D :D

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  61. Congratulations Cynthia...so happy and proud of you...your blog and you deserve the accolades you have got...

    Congrats and trust me, you have one of the best blogs around the place....

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    1. That's very sweet Neeraj! Thank you!

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  62. wow... congrats CZ... :) you deserved it. love you

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  63. You totally deserve it Cynthia. Your blog is truly of the highest standards!

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    1. That's truly an awesome compliment Rima, thank you so much. Have missed you! Hope all's well. <3

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  64. Oh Yayeeeee!!!

    Congo Pongo \:D/

    So, Our Votes Didn't Go In Vain!!

    I Actually Ran n Got a Copy From My Stationary Shop..Much Better To See You In Real Page!
    Needless to Say, You Totally Deserve This For Your Unique Posts n STUNNING Pictures and also, Because
    You Are an Inspiration For Many Bloggers, Including Me!

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    1. They made it happen! :) Thank you soooo much Heena...and all the best with your own blog!

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  65. You totally deserve it girl :)

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  66. Hey congrats Cynthia..!! u truly deserved this.. and dont know how many times i would have voted for u.. :)

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    1. So nice of you Preeti..many thanks! :)

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  67. I found your blog thru the cosmo awards, but as soon as I clicked around a bit, I realised this was the real deal - and voted for you! As well as peaches and blush, I like that one too.

    Congratulations!

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  68. So well deserved Cynthia!!! You truly are talented.And the reason i am addicted to your blog (apart from the bestest swatches that u do) is the passion and honesty with which you do things around here.Its such a breather compared to a few others.Big congratulations!!keep rockin girl!!

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    1. That's very sweet and thoughtful Anupam. So happy to have readers like you, who see beyond the "presentation". Thank you so much!

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  69. Congrats Cynthia...m really so happy that u won... Sonal

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  70. Oh my. How did I miss this one. Congratulations CZ! :* Am actually more happy cause I voted for you. ^_^ You deserve it and much more than this. :)

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  71. Cynthia ...Plz use ur broomstick and turn me into Cynthia... U are Gorgeous <3 :-)

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    1. Haha...awww thank you Lovely! But broomstick is only for flying! :D

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  72. You totally deserved CZ! Love love love you! and I voted for you.... wohooo... muuah xo

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  73. Congratulations.Well deserver. :)

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  74. Awesome !! You truly deserved it :)

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  75. You're like my role model CZ :) Wish I can win something like this one day. I had been thinking about blogging about beauty products for so long and then you and your blog finally gave me the inspiration I needed! Thank you.

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.com

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    1. And you will Tanaya :) Just put your heart into it, and everything good will come to you. Congrats on your blog!

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  76. Almost 3 years later, I'm revising this blog post .... and see my name in there! I've learnt so much from IVC ... and it's wonderful to watch the blog grow. Cheers, Cynthia!

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    1. Aww so sweet of you to revisit a post...thank you Mahak, hope you're doing good :*

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I ♥ finding little notes in my Vanity Case, so do drop one. I read all of them & I try my best to reply to each & every one of them [check back in 2-3 days =D] but most times it's physically impossible! Either way, I love to hear from you & really appreciate you taking the time out to share your thoughts <3

Thank you for reading! :)

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