A BLOGGER has been nominated for an award from women’s magazine Cosmopolitan.

Abi Kemp, of Park Road, of Darwen, has been nominated in the in the ‘best established beauty blog’ category of the Cosmo Blog Awards.

The 23-year-old began blogging while studying a photography degree at the University of Central Lancashire and fell in love with it.

Now graduated, she works at Ribble Valley fashion boutique Cosgroves, but through blogging she gets a chance to use her skills with the camera as well as talk about a topic she loves.

She said: “I was about to start my dissertation and I wanted to get my writing skills better and talk about what I love.

“I get a lot of people that support me and are regular readers, which is really nice.

“I blog about beauty products and I get to use my photographs The blog is my real passion.

“I did not expect to get shortlisted at all.

“People nominated me but Cosmopolitan chose to put me on the shortlist, which made me very proud.

“It was amazing.”

Abi’s blog, Kemples, can be found at www.kemples.blogspot.co.uk. To vote, visit www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmo-blog-awards-2014