five years

On Tuesday 15 MARCH 2016 we’ll celebrate 5 Years of THE BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS and you’re invited. So please join us for all the surprises, it’s going to be another exciting Awards Day!

It’s been a wonderful, crazy-busy five years – here’s to the next ten! We’ve loved every beauty-filled minute supporting so many creative, innovative, beautiful brands.  

Thank you for the birthday wishes! x


“These awards are a perfectly distilled version of Beauty Shortlist’s daily hunt for the perfect products.  I love the integrity that shines through, these awards should be used as everyone’s beauty shopping list”  –  Alexia Inge, co-founder, CULT BEAUTY cultbeauty.co.uk


“Happy Birthday, Beauty Shortlist Awards! Thanks for the wonderful recognition of Neal’s Yard Remedies over the last 5 years.”

NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES nealsyardremedies.com

“Happy 5th Anniversary Beauty Shortlist! We are honoured to have been winners of the best awards around!”

ARK Skincare www.arkskincare.com

“From first speaking to Fiona it was clear there was huge integrity alongside a huge wealth of knowledge about skincare products. We are delighted to have won our Beauty Shortlist Awards and hope for more to come!! Happy Birthday!”

Kirstie Sherriff, PINKS BOUTIQUE Natural & Organic Luxury Skincare pinksboutique.com


“There are lots of beauty awards around these days but The Beauty Shortlist Awards are one of my absolute favourites because of their sheer breadth and the diversity of the products up for a gong. And now they include men’s grooming so there’s one more reason for me to follow them!”

Lee Kynaston, Online Grooming Editor, MEN’S HEALTH, STELLA Magazine columnist, Grooming Editor of Fashionbeans.com and founder of Grooming Guru groomingguru.co.uk @grooming_guru


“Honest, witty and approachable; a breath of fresh air in the world of beauty”

Candy Trigg, Head of Communications, TISSERAND tisserand.com


“As a writer who dabbles in beauty, The Beauty Shortlist has always been my first port of call to check out a new brand, particularly a smaller one. Fiona gives a stage to wonderful products that might never normally win an award, and for that reason, I love it.”

Eleanor Tucker, journalist and broadcaster and Guardian, Telegraph, Observer, Psychologies writer, at  eleanor-tucker.com @ElleTucker


“Since our launch, Fiona has been nothing but supportive; we have become the brand we are today with the help of such influential and professional platforms like The Beauty Shortlist. Its annual awards which are enormously credible within the industry and now in their 5th year are a very important part of our yearly strategy. We are huge fans of all Fiona’s work and look forward to all growing together!”

AURELIA Skincare aureliaskincare.com


Congratulations to Fiona and The Beauty Shortlist on a fabulous fifth anniversary! We are all long-term fans of The Beauty Shortlist which is a great destination blog for natural and organic cosmetics and holistic health
inspiration, making it a regular stop for all of us at Weleda.

The WELEDA team weleda.co.uk


‘We were so excited to celebrate The Beauty Shortlist’s 7th birthday/5th annual Beauty Awards with our Blue Diamond Collection competition this month. We couldn’t think of a more perfect blog to work with. A huge ‘congratulations’ from everyone in the team”

OMOROVICZA omorovicza.com


“A big Happy Birthday to the Beauty Shortlist team, one of our favourite destinations for all things beauty!”

BABUSHKA Communications babushkacommunications.com

“Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, The Beauty Shortlist! We are absolutely honoured to have received our Beauty Shortlist Award for ‘Best Nail Polish Brand’ in 2014, and we are delighted to be a part of this incredible community promoting wellness and natural beauty!”

The NAILBERRY Team www.nailberry.co.uk 


“The Beauty Shortlist has been the most wonderful catalyst to abeautifulworld. From the day we launched Fi has offered support, encouragement and insight which has accelerated out growth. The Beauty Shortlist has also been the perfect springboard for the UK launch of many great brands that we represent including Dahliana, The Body Deli and Yarok. The awards have been an honour, and given many unknown brands the reach and gravitas that is so important.

The Beauty Shortlist is oracle, mentor, consultant and totally fabulous. We love”

Liz McCarthy, founder, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD abeautifulworld.co.uk


“We want to thank the Beauty Shortlist because they pay attention to niche brands and really appreciate the work we do. The UK is a new market to us and through the Beauty Shortlist award (Best SPF for the Body – 2015) we received a lot of attention. We feel that the award gives an objective and honest overview of the best beauty products and it is an honour for us to be one of the winners”

SUZANNE KAUFMANN – Organic Beauty & Luxury Spa suzannekaufmann.com


“The Konjac Sponge Company is so proud to be a holder of several trusted and respected Beauty Shortlist Awards. The excitement, buzz and recognition of the Beauty Shortlist awards speaks volumes to our consumers. This is such a valued accolade for our company. Thank you Beauty Shortlist!”

Michele Riley, founder, The KONJAC SPONGE Company www.konjacspongecompany.com


“The Beauty Shortlist is THE definitive guide to the very best in beauty.  Fiona’s reviews are always informative and honest, and she has a keen eye for spotting the real beauty gems as they are emerging!”

Liz Chapman, founder, GREEN GODDESS PR greengoddesspr.com



“As a new brand from Australia entering the UK market, the Beauty Shortlist was the obvious choice of our PR Agency, for awareness and profile. We were ecstatic to have been selected twice as a finalist in 2014 and 2015 for our mascara, liquid liner and eye pencils – the award gave us such credibility and has set us up as brand of quality in the UK. Nothing could have catapulted our profile like the Beauty Shortlist and we are forever indebted”

Heather Spierings, EYE OF HORUS natural cosmetics www.eyeofhoruscosmetics.com


“The Beauty Shortlist has become a real springboard for both new and established beauty brands with a green philosophy, offering a high level of exposure plus the opportunity to enter the prestigious Beauty Shortlist awards, recognised as a significant accolade across both the media and beauty industries. On a personal level, Fiona has a wealth of knowledge and is always happy to share this, plus she is a naturally generous person and will always go the extra mile in her dealings with us as a beauty brand. Cannot recommend enough”

Emma Coleman, founder, INNER SOUL Organics innersoulorganics.com


“If it were possible, my vote for The Beauty Shortlist Award for Best Natural & Organic Beauty Blog goes to… The Beauty Shortlist”

Elijah Choo, founder of BODHI & BIRCH bodhiandbirch.com


“Winning “Best New Skincare Launch” 2015 for our boutique collection of skincare products – Skin Design London – in a short space of time was amazing. It was our very first beauty award, therefore so very special to us. It is thanks to this award that we saw an increase in sales and started to get noticed by a much wider audience. It created a bit a buzz that we still notice to this day”

Fatima and Gulcan, co-founders, SKIN DESIGN LONDON www.skindesignlondon.com


“The Beauty Shortlist have always been very supportive of us and we have always appreciated their kindness”

Suzannah Jenkins, co-founder, SUTI  sutiskincare.co.uk


“First appearing on The Beauty Shortlist Green Beauty Week back in Spring 2013 was a wonderful opportunity to introduce the recently launched BALMOLOGY® range and since then their warmth and encouragement has been priceless”

Catherine Lewis, founder, BALMOLOGY Balmology.co.uk


“Great to see your development over these past 5 years of writing, reviewing and insights has extended to include little ones through the Beauty Shortlist BABY AWARDS – which we entered for the first time this year – coming out tops in the Baby Wash and Hair Detangler categories.

Exciting times ahead for you – keep up the great work!”

Joanna Jensen, founder, CHILDS FARM www.childsfarm.com


“Shortlist has championed Therapie from the very start and been instrumental to its inner development – so lovely to have an independent that truly supports niche brands”

Michelle Roques-O’Neil, founder, THERAPIE BY ROQUES-O’NEIL www.roquesoneil.com


“Happy 5th Birthday @BeautyShortlist thank you for holding our hand and gently guiding us into the world of beauty. much love and here’s to you”

Anita, founder, MAULI RITUALS maulirituals.com


“Beauty Shortlist shows sincere curiosity for emerging niche brands, and as the first blogger to interview 001, we appreciate Fiona’s support and her positive, honest reviews of our products”

Ada Ooi, founder 001 SKINCARE, London doublezeroone.com


“you want a truly independent view of the wide variety of health and beauty products available on the market today, The Beauty Shortlist are the go-to experts”

Catherine Milne, director, MICHELINE ARCIER Aromatherapy www.michelinearcier.com


“Happy Birthday to one of our favourite blogs, The Beauty Shortlist! We were honoured this year to win The Beauty Shortlist Award for Best Eye Make Up Remover for our Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water. As a new brand in the UK beauty industry, recognition like this is invaluable to Bee Good, so a huge thank you and congratulations on 5 amazing years!”



“We were jumping for joy to be embraced by the beauty shortlist in its 2015 awards – Each year, reading the award nominations is like opening a delicious box of chocolates!”

Scott Duncan.  UK Brand Guardian, T. LeCLERC Cosmetics


‘I was thrilled when Beauty Shortlist found us in October 2011 – we had just launched and we were thrilled that our very first review appeared a few weeks later. Fiona’s finger is on the pulse and she offers a refreshing and honest review of all brands and products. We are big fans and we particularly admire the honest and ethical approach that she has.

Rebecca O’Connor, founder, BEATITUDE Products beatitudeproducts.com


“The Beauty Shortlist is 80% glam, 90% green and 100% supportive, especially for small, craft beauty brands. Thank you”

Gail Bryden, founder, JustBe Botanicals www.justbebotanicals.co.uk


“Beauty Shortlist has established itself as the go to place for latest in skincare and beauty, hunting out new skincare heroes  – we are thrilled to be part of this exclusive family”

Claire Hurst, director FREEMAN BEAUTY UK (c.Booth, finalist 2015) freemanbeauty.co.uk


“THE place for insider knowledge on all things beauty, a dedicated voice that you can trust. Thanks Beauty Shortlist for finding true beauty and sharing it!”



“Winning the Beauty Shortlist Award has really helped bring my products to the attention of the general public, more than I could have achieved by myself”

Nicola Dickinson, founder, Fresh Therapies freshtherapies.com


Who’ll win the 2016 Beauty Shortlist Awards? (We don’t know, but we will by February!)

Judging has begun and the results will be out next March. 

Our 5th annual awards are now open for entries





  1. Joanna White says:

    Congratulations on 5 years of Beauty Awards. What a wonderful achievement to have achieved so much in such a relatively short time. Thank you for highlighting the best, whether newly launched or well established.