31 January 2011

The EdenFantasys Winner Is....

My Dear Friends,

Congrats to the winner of the EdenFantasys Gift Card! 

#41 - ginasweepsit! 
 

I'll be sending them your email shortly so they can get in touch with you!  Congrats!

It's Pure Instinct!

My Dear Friends,


{EDITOR'S NOTE}
While I have agreed to do a some posts for EdenFantasys, I assure you that each post will be PG (PG-13 at most!).  I will only promote items that I am comfortable with.  I have a family-friendly blog and I intend to keep it that way.  There will NEVER been any pictures of a scandalous nature on this site.   

Last year my friend J had a Bachelorette Party.  She had a "fun party" which we got a kick out of.  The girl hosting it kept sharing WAY too much information about her personal life and while that was disturbing, she was also hilarious.  One item she introduced to the crowd was this "pheromone cologne" called Pure Instinct.

I have to admit, when it was first being explained, my mind went to that scene in "Anchorman" where Brian Fontana talks about Sex Panther cologne...



However, I was pleasantly surprised.  When dabbed on your wrists like you would a perfume, it combines with your own pheromones and creates a scent that is unique to you.  As you can imagine, this set off a round of giggles and "Ooooh, what do I smell like?" was asked all around.  For instance, my wrists smelled like clean laundry while another girls' smelled like pine trees.  Pure Instinct is a real conversation starter, for sure!

If you want to try it out for yourself, or talk about it at the Bachelorette Party like we did, you can get your own at EdenFantasys!

Sephora Free Gift Codes!

My Dear Friends,

I love Sephora.  Quality cosmetics & perfumes, great gifts for almost everyone....and fantastic free gift codes.  There's nothing better than ordering something & getting a great free gift!  Here are a few great gift codes that caught my eye this morning!

•"BUXOMLOVE" - Free Buxom lipstick with any order, plus you get to choose between 4 colors!

•"TOKIENVY" - Free Tokidoki tote bag with any purchase!

•"MOBILE" - Free Sephora Black & White striped iPhone (3g, 3gs or 4) case with any purchase!

•"VOGUE4U" - Free 1 year subscription to Vogue Magazine with any $25 order!

Sephora also offers free returns & 3 free samples with every order!  I ordered the Sephora Favorites - Give Me Some Lip Collection ($26) which contains all this awesome stuff -

- 0.01 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Amsterdam (rosy nude)
- 0.1 oz Tarte Rise & Shine Gloss Duo in Mauve (muted plum)
- 0.12 oz Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Wallflower (nude creamy pink)
- 0.28 oz Lancome Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose (sheer pink)
- 0.14 oz Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in True Color (light pink)
- 0.14 oz Josie Maran Argan Natural Volume Lip Gloss in Precious (sheer petal pink)
- 0.02 oz Sephora Collection Nano Lips Liner in Candid Candy (pale neutral pink)

 

I'm really liking the pinky/nude lip right now, so this is pretty perfect!

Sephora has a really good sale going on right now, you might be able to find some goodies for yourself!


Just don't forget your free gifts!

28 January 2011

Amrita Singh on Hautelook!

My Dear Friends,

I have a great deal for all of you out there who entered the Amrita Singh Giveaway that is going on right now!  Today (Friday) & Tomorrow only - get Amrita Singh Jewelry at amazingly discounted prices on Hautelook!


Check out the Jewelry or Accessories pages filled with incredible, classic, beautiful pieces!  The jewelry starts at only $9 and the accessories start at $12!  Amrita Singh Jewelry on sale for half the price of the website store! 

JOIN HAUTELOOK TODAY to get this deal!

SOMBands Winner!

My Dear Friends,

The winner of the SOMbands giveaway (results via random.org) is - #1!



Congrats To BBM!

Thank you to everyone who participated!
Don't forget to enter the EdenFantasys Giveaway ($50 Gift Card)
& the Amrita Singh Giveaway (Charlotte Necklace - $100 value!)
going on right now!

27 January 2011

Deals To Good To Pass Up

My Dear Friends,

Originally my 1 Year Blogoversary post was going to be my only post of the day, but when I realized how many good sales were going on right now...well, I had to tell you! 

Take an EXTRA 30% off clearance items ending in .99 at Wet Seal!

Stein Mart is currently having a store-wide clearance sale!   In addition to these great savings, you can take 40% off all Red Dot clearance items! This coupon is only valid for three days (1/27 - 1/29)! Click here to to print your coupon!
Take an EXTRA 30% off clearance items at Dillard's!

Now through  January 30th, you can save extra 30% on your entire purchase at Banana Republic's website! Be sure to use the coupon code "BRJAN30" at checkout to receive this discount. This offer is valid though 1/30!


Happy Blogoversary To Me!

My Dear Friends,

Today marks one year of writing this blog!  How time flies!  Seriously, it doesn't seem like that long at all.  I want to let each and every one of you followers to know that I appreciate you very much. 

When I started this blog, I really didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to write.  I wanted to save people money.  I think everyone wants to look nice and feel nice and have nice things, but you shouldn't have to break your bank account to do so.  So I wanted to reach out to the real people of the world who work to make that $$$, who are creative & thrifty.  No matter how much money you have, or what size you are - you can look great, feel great and save money. 

I want to give thanks to a few bloggers who helped me find my way, & who inspired and continue to inspire me - Amber from Silver Lining, Andie from What Andie Wears, BBM from Big Beautyful Mess, Kimberly from Fab Finds Under $50, Julie from Joy's Hope, Kenz from All The Weigh & Taylor from Mary Janes & Galoshes.  Yours were the first blogs I ever bookmarked and I am so glad I did.  Even though we may never meet, I consider you all friends.

Old Friends & New, you deserve a BIG "Thank You" for every sweet comment, feature, award, mention, re-tweet & so on & so forth!  ....I've had so many amazing opportunities through this blog that I am so grateful for.  There are no words. 

Here is to another fabulous year!  Don't forget to sign up for the three giveaways going on right now!   Thank you again for reading Fashion In The Forest!

26 January 2011

Amrita Singh Giveaway! *CLOSED*

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

My Dear Friends,

Who wants to win this incredible "Charlotte" necklace by Amrita Singh?  That's right - you can enter to win this necklace, which retails for $100 (but is on sale right now on the website for $40!)

What a perfect necklace to wear for ♥Valentine's Day♥ or any special day you may have!
 



Here's a little info about the "Charlotte":

The Charlotte necklace is named after the last queen of the thirteen American colonies. Queen Charlotte was known to have worn the Hanoverian pearls. The Charlotte necklace in turn, is a modern twist on the old. This necklace is made of faux pearls and gunmetal plating. It’s perfect for bringing a bold look to any outfit.


Adjustable - Length 14" to 17" 



Amrita Singh has kindly offered one "Charlotte" necklace for a Valentine's Giveaway!  Hurry up and enter, because the winner will be picked on FEBRUARY 8th via Random.Org so that the necklace will have time to be shipped before Valentine's Day!


Here's how you can win: 
 (Make sure to leave a comment on what you've done to enter!)

• Follow FITF via GFC
• Follow FITF via Twitter (link at top left of page)
•Follow FITF via Facebook (link at top left of page)
•"Like" Amrita Singh on Facebook 
•Follow Amrita Singh on Twitter

Remember...the giveaway ends on February 8th!

 

25 January 2011

Really great sales today!

My Dear Friends,

Take 25% off outerwear at Charlotte Russe!  No coupon code needed!

Use code "ONEXTRA25" to get an extra 25% off Old Navy Clearance items!  This code is only valid until Friday, so hurry!  I absolutely ADORE cardigans, and I just got 6 for $60!  That's an excellent deal!

If you shop at Ann Taylor Loft, you'll get an extra 50% off these items at checkout, no code needed!
Delia's is offering Free Shipping on all orders over $25 with code "DCASHIP" until Thursday!

Get Free Shipping on your Victoria's Secret order when you buy a bra at regular price.  Just use code "SHIPBRAS11"!  Not buying a bra?  Use code "SPRING11" to get $15 off $100, $30 off $150 or $75 off $250!

Use code "MUSTSHOP" to get an extra 40% off sale items at J. Crew!

50% off select boots and booties at Love My Shoes with coupon code "JAN5011" until 1/31.

Print out this $10 off a $50 purchase coupon to use at J.C. Penney!


Is this you?

24 January 2011

In case you're interested...

My Dear Friends,

I'm posting today starting the fitness challenge set up by All The Weigh & you can read my post here!  Also, my Friend Makin Monday post will be there as well!  Enjoy!

P.S. - Here's a cute printable if you're so inclined:)

Amrita Singh Jewelry

My Dear Friends,

Let me introduce you to Amrita Singh.  Amrita Singh is a jewelry designer who creates unique, eye catching works of art.


Amrita designs both fine and contemporary jewelry, finding inspiration in her surroundings: artistic, urban and diversity are some of the many things that influence and inspire this fantastic designer. 

Amrita graduated from FIT and interned at the famous Bergdorf Goodman.  She has also had the opportunity to work with designers such as Oscar de la Renta & Christian Lacroix, and was even nominated by Fashion Group International for a Rising Star award in 2006, 2007 & 2008!

Amrita Singh Jewelry launched in 2003, blending both the Old & New World style, which quickly garnered attention from the fashion world, celebrities & the every day woman.

The Contemporary Collection contains not only jewelry but sandals, handbags, scarves and hair accessories as well.  The Fine Jewelry Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

I was fortunate enough to be able to review a piece of jewelry from the Amrita Singh Contemporary collection.  With so many eye catching, incredible pieces of jewelry, my decision was not an easy one.

After much deliberation, I finally decided on the Nezahua Necklace.  The necklace is silver and gun-metal placed with many round capsules that rest on the collarbone area of your chest.  It is 20.75" long and adjustable up to 1.75".

I chose this particular necklace because I loved the blending of edginess & sophistication.  It could easily be worn with jeans,heels and a nice top or with a dress for a special occasion or night out. 

I was quickly taken in by the multiple chains of different designs that make up the main body of the necklace.  The rings that are the centerpiece of the necklace are varying shades of gun-metal and silver which add a nice contrast.  The necklace itself is not too heavy, and wears quite comfortably. 


Here is a close up shot of the multi-colored rings that flank the chains.  As you can see, the rings are of varying designs as well. 

All in all this is one beautiful necklace which I will be styling over and over again! 

The Nezahua Necklace retails for $100 and can be purchased at the online store for Amrita Singh.

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR HAUTELOOK YET?  IF NOT, AMRITA SINGH WILL BE FEATURED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ndSIGN UP TODAY TO CHECK IT OUT!

*Thank you to Amrita Singh for providing the above necklace for review.  No compensation was involved and my opinions and views were not influenced in any way. 

21 January 2011

Fearless

My Dear Friends,

Can I please be as awesome as Camilla Belle is right now?  She's getting panned for this outfit but you have to admit, it's a pretty daring and bold fashion choice!

How freaking gorgeous is she?!

Finally Friday!

My Dear Friends,

I can't tell you how glad I am that it is Friday.  It has been a rough week.  Hopefully I can relax and chill out this weekend!

Dooney & Bourke just released their Valentine's Day deal.  You can get a 1975 Nina Bag (choose between 4 colors) with a matching Cosmetic Bag for $139!  The regular price is $280, so you'd be saving a good amount of money!


Anti-Bac Hand Soaps are 5/$15 or 7/$20 at Bath & Body Works!  

Get Free Shipping on orders of $69 or more at J.C. Penney using code "2LIVENUP".

Save 10% at the Paula Deen Store by using code "C98362"!

Michaels has just released three new coupons that are valid anywhere between January 23rd and the 29th! Stop by on Sunday the 23rd between 4pm and 8pm for there Madness sale and save even more! Click on the coupons below you want to print. Once it pops up in a new window, go ahead and print!



For three days only (1/20 - 1/22), you can save 30% at the GAP! Be sure to use the coupon code "GAPSPRING" at checkout to receive this offer! Click here to start shopping!

20 January 2011

New York & Co + Steinmart Sales!

My Dear Friends,

Want to go shopping?



Now through January 23rd, New York & Company is offering either $30 off a $70 purchase or $70 off a $150 purchase! You can pair either of these discounts with the current sale where when you buy one new arrival and get the second 50% off! Click here to print your coupon for in-store shopping (some restrictions apply, see coupon for details.) If you plan on shopping online, be sure to use the coupon codes "5240" ($30 off $70)  or "5246" ($70 off $150) to take advantage of this great offer!




On Saturday January 22nd, Stein Mart is having a huge storewide sale with hundreds of items where you can save up to 80%! In addition to these great savings, Stein Mart is also offering four coupons that are available on both Friday (preview day) and Saturday! Click here to to print your coupons!

The coupons include:

  • 20% off any one regular or sale priced item
  • 20% off any one regular or sale priced HOME item
  • 40% off all Red Dot clearance items
  • 50% off all HOME Red Dot clearance items

19 January 2011

Pretty Pretty

My Dear Friends,

Saw this.  Loved it.

Wednesday Goodies

My Dear Friends,

Get Free Shipping at Alloy until Friday using code "JANSHIP"!

Buy One Get One 1/2 Off Accessories @ Charlotte Russe!

Banana Republic is currently offering 30% off your entire order! Be sure to use the coupon code "BRWINTER30" at checkout to receive this discount. This offer is only valid online through 1/23!
Take 10% off your Urban Outfitters order with code "TAKETEN"!

Using code "20BOOT" gets you 20% off clearance boots & shoes at Victoria's Secret!

18 January 2011

Gift Cards @ Eden Fantasys - CLOSED


My Dear Friends,

{EDITOR'S NOTE}
While I have agreed to do a few posts for EdenFantasys, I assure you that each post will be PG.  I will only promote items that I am comfortable with.  I have a family-friendly blog and I intend to keep it that way.  There will NEVER been any pictures of a scandalous nature on this site.   

Have you ever played needed a gift for a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party but had absolutely no idea what to get?  The great thing about gift cards is that the recipient can get whatever they want!  Personally, I'm not the kind of lady who feels comfortable giving the Bride-To-Be the really naughty gifts. {You know what I'm saying.}  I guess I'm just shy in that aspect.  So when that sort of thing is expected, for example, in the event of a Bachelorette Party, I will opt for a gift card from Eden Fantasys!


The gift cards are discreet and nicely designed so that even the shyest person will feel comfortable giving them as gifts.  Plus, they never expire.  Now your friend is free to get whatever they want from Eden Fantasys selection of items. 


Eden Fantasys wants to give away a $50 gift card!  To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below (keep it nice, please).  For an extra entry each, you can follow my blog or follow Eden Fantasys on Twitter.  The giveaway will end on January 31st. (Hint - the card could be used for a Valentine's gift, perhaps?)

New J.C. Penney Coupon!

My Dear Friends,

I do find some cute stuff at J.C. Penney online every once in a while.  I guess it's been a while since I have ordered because they sent me a coupon code for Free Shipping with no minimum purchase.  Well, since it's good to share, here you go - use code "4NEWDAY" to get your free shipping!

I'm going to go poke around their Red Zone Clearance and see if I can find any goodies!  Enjoy!

Introducing AllModern.Com

My Dear Friends,

I need a new rug for my kitchen.  I have one, but it was given to me, and well...it's not really "me".  It's a nice rug, cream colored with blue and yellow flowers, but it's a little too "country" for my tastes.  I like more modern rugsAllModern.Com is just one of the many CSN Stores out there.  I really like CSN Stores because their customer service is incredible, plus they have what seems like a never-ending supply of products.

My kitchen is a medium blue with yellow & green accents.  I need a rug that will coordinate with that, but at the same time bring a fun feel to the area.  Something that will tie the whole place together.  Here are a few options I like so far....

Thomas Paul Rug in Corn/Cream

17 Magazine Rug in Flirty Blue

Koko Company Optic in Teal/White

Dash & Albert Woven Diamond Rug

These are just a few of the MANY rugs at AllModern.Com!  Anyone care to weigh in on what their favorite is from the ones above?  I can't decide!

17 January 2011

Friend Makin' Monday: A Survey

My Dear Friends,

I'm participating in this weeks' Friend Makin' Monday!  This week is a survey with a bunch of fun questions!  If you want to participate as well, please visit Kenz at All The Weigh!

FMM: A Survey

  1. Why do you blog? I started blogging because I wanted to write, connect with people out there in blog-land, and to help people save money because I like saving money!  I recently started a weight-loss blog called Measuring Myself so that I can chronicle my weight loss & exercise.
  2. What is your favorite TV show? Um....I have different ones for different days...and yes, like a big nerd, I have alerts on my phone so I won't miss it!  Some of my faves are Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, GREEK, Pretty Little Liars, Glee, Vampire Diaries & Desperate Housewives.
  3. What's the first thing you drank this morning? water..it's what I drink. =)
  4. Are you married, single or in a relationship? Relationshippin'
  5. List three of your hobbies.  Cooking, decorating, shopping
  6. What do you like most about yourself? I try to help people whenever I can.
  7. List a couple of your favorite sites: my blog list (see side panel), FB, perez hilton & dlisted.
  8. What's the last book you read? I can't remember...but I'm about to start "The Time Travelers Wife".
  9. Can you whistle? Yep
  10. List your favorite pro sports teams.  The Saints (GO NEW ORLEANS!)
  11. What's the last thing that made you smile? The absolutely incredible kindness of Kimberly at Fab Finds Under $50.
  12. Do you prefer mayo or mustard? Mayo is NASTY.  Mustard all the way.
  13. Do you have a crush on someone? Nah...
  14. Do you get up early or sleep in? If I can sleep in, I do..
  15. Do you attend church? No.
  16. Would you rather see a movie at home or in the theater? I like both...it depends on my mood.
  17. Was there a teacher or authority figure that ever truly stood out to you? Absolutely..
  18. What is your favorite game? I love board games, so it's hard to pick!  I'd say Phase 10/Liverpool Rummy or something silly like Cranium or Monopoly. 
  19. Cupcake or potato chips? Uh, I heart both, but if I had to choose (and the calories didn't count) I'd pick the cupcake 99% of the time or more...what about a cupcake with crushed chips on top?  I dunno...if done right it might be awesome
  20. Tell us something random that we wouldn't know to ask. If I come over and your house is dirty, or needs rearranging - I will try to clean it.  I am a compulsive cleaner.
 man, that looks good....

    Miss Lucy's Monograms!

    My Dear Friends,

    Have to heard about Miss Lucy's Monograms?  I'm going to review a cosmetic case for them very soon, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek! 

    Next month, I will be holding a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Miss Lucy's Monograms, so make sure to check back!







    Pet Head Shampoo & Grooming Products



    My Dear Friends,

    Pet Head is a fantastic company that specializes in shampoo and grooming products for your doggies.  All Pet Head products are specially formulated to pamper your puppies, leaving them soft and silky...and most importantly, smelling great


    All Pet Head formulas are pH adjusted and free of parabens, petroleum derivatives, propylene glycol, sulfate and DEA.

    Check out the product line:
    • Life’s An Itch- skin soothing shampoo so doggies won’t scratch
    • Dirty Talk- deodorizing shampoo to make mutts smell sweet
    • Fears for Tears- tearless shampoo for pups who squirm in the bath
    • Quickie- quick rinsing shampoo perfect for a fido who won’t sit still
    • Feeling Flaky- dry & sensitive skin shampoo to add extra moisture to your pups coat
    • Dry Clean- waterless spray shampoo for puppies afraid to get wet or ones on the go
    • Furtastic- crème rinse for curly and long coats to make your K-9 silky and smooth
    • So Spoiled- conditioning crème rinse to give any dog an extra pampering treatment
    • Furball- detangling spray that makes for smooth brushing
    • Poof!- magical deodorizing spray to blast any stinky smell away

    I just love the fun and creative names for all these products!  I have a very feisty Jack Russell terrier who likes to smell a little "rough".  He HATES bath-time.  I've fought with him for years over dog shampoos, people shampoos and even bar soap, trying to get him clean and smelling great.  He no longer fights with me over bath-time, as he really doesn't mind getting a bath with the Pet Head products.

    This is my little guy in all his glory.


    Did you know that Pet Head also makes accessories and apparel for your pet?

    You can buy the array of Pet Head products online from their website, or at Pet Treasures or Amazon or use the Store Locator to find a store near you!

    Connect with Pet Head to learn more about the company and their fantastic product line via Facebook, Twitter, You Tube & Flickr!

    *Pet Head provided me with some products for review, but in no way influenced my opinions on this blog.  I received no compensation for the post above.

    14 January 2011

    Gimme Gimme

    My Dear Friends,

    Woo hoo!  It's time for FREE SHIPPING at M-A-C Cosmetics!  Get free shipping with no code needed, on ANY order until January 17th!

    Michaels has just released four new coupons that are valid anywhere between 1/16-1/22! Swing by and stock up during the Dollar Days sale and then save even more with these coupons! Click on the coupons below you want to print. Once it pops up in a new window, go ahead and print!


    13 January 2011

    eShakti Sneak Peek!

    My Dear Friends,

    I can't help it.  I can't hold it in!  I have to show you the dress I'm reviewing for eShakti!


    I ordered the "Ruffle Front Cotton Poplin Dress" (aka CL0020716) in Apple Green.
    When I first laid eyes on this dress, I knew it was "the one".  It comes in three colors: Lagoon, Black & Apple Green.  I chose the green because I felt I had enough black dresses and wanted something fun.  



    This dress is perfect with sandals in the summer, or heels to dress it up.  It would even look wonderful with a cardigan for a more casual look.  I can't wait to get it!



    Details:
    A triple row of pleated ruffles from the shoulders to the wide V-neck embellishes a sleeveless poplin dress. The shaping is easy, with a sash tied waist and a full, pleated skirt.



  1. Back neck with ruffle trim.




  2. On-seam pockets.




  3. Knee length.




  4. Unlined.




  5. 100% cotton: woven, no stretch, mid-weight.




  6. Machine wash.






  7. Need New Clothes?

    My Dear Friends,


    Now through Monday, January 17th, Express is currently offering $15 off for every $60 you spend! You can save either $15 off $60, $30 off $120, $45 off a $180 or $60 off a $240 purchase! This offer is available either in-store or online! If you plan on shopping in-store, click here to print your coupon! For those of you that want to shop online, use the coupon code "1002" for either deal.


    New York & Company is offering either $30 off a $75 purchase or $70 off a $150 purchase on orders placed now through 1/14.  Click here to print your in store coupon. If you don't have time to shop  in store, you can get the same deal through their website! Be sure to use the coupon code "6358" (for the $30 off $75) and the coupon code "6364" (for the $70 off $150)! Some restrictions apply, see coupon for details.

    In addition to the coupon, They are also having a buy one get one 50% off sale on all new arrivals!


    Get Free Shipping at L.L. Bean, no minimum order required!  Use code "JVD9423" to get the deal!