A FASHION blogger from Appleton is calling on the borough’s support to help win a national award.

Amy Lyons has been shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award for her beauty and fashion blog amyelizabethfashion.com just six months after first setting the website up.

The 20-year-old of High Warren Close, wowed the judges with her mix of fashion and beauty tales with pictures of products and outfits she rates.

Amy, who is studying for a degree in fashion and textile retailing, decided to take the plunge in February and create her own blog.

She said: “I am still overwhelmed by how quickly my blog has grown. I have been blogging for six months, and in that time have gained nearly 1,500 blog followers and 2,000 instagram followers.

“I receive so many lovely comments on my blog posts every day and am regularly e-mailed by new bloggers or followers asking for advice on how to do the same themselves.

“The support I have received from others has been incredible and my blog has enabled me to meet so many new people.”

Some of her followers then put the website forward for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards in the category best new beauty blog and the magazine chose her as a finalist for the competition which will be decided on by a mixture of public and judges votes.

“The realisation that someone at Cosmopolitan actually read my blog and thought I deserved to be shortlisted was such an unbelievable feeling,” added Amy.

“I have been delighted with how much my blog has already grown over the past six months.

“Blogging has become more than a hobby and is now an incredibly prominent part of my life.”

n To vote for Amy visit cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmo-blog-awards-2014/cosmo-blog-awards-2014-shortlist.