08 October 2014

Welcome To The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event!

Welcome to the Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event (hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years & Katy from ModlyChic.  This event is the Largest All Fashion, Only Fashion Giveaway on the internet with over $26,000 in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

I'm giving away a $100 Gift Card to Stop Staring Clothing, a pair of authentic Swarovski Crystal Earrings from Everly Kate Jewelry and goodies from Vera Bradley such as a luggage tag, quilted hobo bag and frayed scarf!  The ARV of my prize package is $250 and is open worldwide!

The Fall Fashionista Events Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize. One Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash.  One first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Midnight Velvet Clothing.  Isn’t that incredible?!

Enter to win my prize package by using the Rafflecopter form below then have fun hopping around to all the other amazing blog giveaways!  Good luck everyone! #fashionistaevents

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LEGAL: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted.  Still Blonde after all these YEARS, Modly Chic, Fashion In The Forest, the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway and the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.  In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway did not get a sample for review, nor was compensation provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

26 September 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

A really nice guy named Cameron Von St. James contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I could share a post about Mesothelioma awareness for Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26th) in hopes that it would bring enlightenment to those of us (myself included) who didn't know a whole lot about Mesothelioma.

Cameron's wife Heather is a Mesothelioma survivor.  She was diagnosed eight years ago.  Only three months after the birth of their daughter Lily, Heather was given the devastating news that she only had 15 months to live.  Today, Heather is not only surviving but thriving, thanks to life saving surgery.  Not one to sit on their laurels after receiving such a blessing, Cameron, Heather and Lily have made it their mission to educate and spread awareness of Mesothelioma.

In honor of the 10th Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day and Heather's brave fight, I am spreading the word as well!  You can learn about Mesothelioma cancer, Mesothelioma treatment & even check out Heather's personal Mesothelioma awareness page.  Feel free to follow Heather on Facebook or Twitter as well.  Thank you to Cameron, Heather & Lily for letting me help spread awareness!

11 September 2014

Loving Lately: BaubleBar

It's no secret that I loves me some BaubleBar.  The jewelry is gorgeous, the prices are fantastic and free shipping...well, who doesn't love that?! 


Candy Floss Gem Collar, $44 

Jawbreaker Ring, $22

Opal Horizon Drops, $36

Cape Knot Bracelet, $22

Not a member of BaubleBar?  Click here & enter code "30089" as your invite reference & you'll be good to go!

This is not a sponsored post but it does contain affiliate links.

24 August 2014

Introducing #MMFallFashion!

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity which is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS & Modly Chic.

Having color in your wardrobe will never go out of style.  With Autumn approaching, it's time to turn towards deep jewel tones.  Adding colors like eggplant, royal blue, burnt sienna, emerald green & garnet bring your wardrobe to the forefront of Fall style.

Monroe & Main is one of my go-to places to shop for gorgeous Fall fashion.  Their clothing & accessories feature rich, saturated shades that will work with everyone.  No matter your mood, Monroe & Main carries beautiful clothing & accessories to work with how you're feeling.

Having fun with it!

One of my favorite dresses right now is the Bejeweled Sheath Dress.  I can't get over how gorgeous the color is!  The Bejeweled Sheath Dress comes in a stunning eggplant color with a bejeweled band that enhances your shape.


The dress features princess seams in the skirt & a low v-neckline in the back.  (ARV $69.95-$79.95)  I adore how versatile this dress is!  It can easily be worn business-casual with ballet flats & a cardigan, date night with edgy accessories or dressy with a nice pair of heels & subdued accessories.

One of my favorite ways to wear this dress is with my gold sequin cardigan (also from Monroe and Main) and my sand colored peep-toe pumps.  Since the dress is so gorgeously bejeweled, I try to keep the jewelry to a minimum, only adding a cute necklace and/or few simple bracelets.  

Feeling sassy!

My lovely readers, do I have a surprise for you!  I'm giving away a Monroe & Main Studded Tote 3-in-1 (ARV $99.95) to one lucky winner!   You get a huge tote, bag & coin purse in this beautiful trio.  Whether you wear them together or separate, these stylish items are sure to be a fashion favorite.  (tote approx. 13 3/4" l x 6 3/4" w x 12" h; bag has 3 inside pockets and adjustable strap; approx. 12 1/4" l x 5" w 8 1/2" d; purse has zip top and loop strap; approx. 5 3/4" l x 4" d.)

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Wait....it gets even better.  Each of the 25 participating blogs is giving away this incredible tote!  Enter to win at each blog by using the linky below!  Good luck everyone! (US only) #MMFallFashion

31 July 2014

{GIVEAWAY} Summer Sweeping To Win

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Summer Sweeping to Win Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  Summer is coming to a close, but it's still HOT, HOT, HOT outside!

Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 to help you stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this fun Giveaway Hop - so be sure to hop around to them all below!  #SummerSweeping

Don't forget to enter to win the Grand Prize Giveaway as well! The prize is a 24 Day Advocare Challenge Package with an ARV of $267! Enter to win here.

Now for my prize! I'm giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card so that you can buy whatever Summer essentials you need to have fun in the sun! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below! This contest is open worldwide.

Don't forget to enter all of the other great giveaways!

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, Fashion In The Forest, the Blogging Mamas Network and the Summer Sweeping participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

{GIVEAWAY} Introducing Makeup By One Direction!

My Dear Friends,

Everyone knows who ONE DIRECTION is, right?  They're a British pop band whose songs have been permanent staples on the hit charts for a long while now.  My question for you is, "What do you get when you combine One Direction & Markwins International?"....  The answer is a a limited-edition cosmetics collection from the world's biggest pop band!
Building upon a 30-year history of industry leadership and innovation, Markwins International is synonymous with high-quality cosmetics at an unbeatable value.  Markwins’ portfolio of brands includes Wet n Wild, Physicians Formula, The Color Institute as well as a range of licensed collections.   Founded in 1984, the vertically-integrated company pioneered the concept of the all-in-one cosmetics compact and has received numerous awards for product safety & its commitment to cruelty-free practices.

Ever expanding their brand, One Direction just come out with a new line of makeup and cosmetic products which celebrate youth, style & the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation.  The bold and bright shades in the collection celebrate life.  Each limited edition collection is packaged in a collectible tin infused with the fun, cheeky mischievousness that One Direction is known for.   
“The Looks Collection” is comprised of three keepsake tins, each inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.”  Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality.  Are you a rock n’ roll girl?  A fun party girl?  The girl next door?  The One Direction makeup and cosmetic collection has just the right style for you, complete with illustrations to help show you just how to achieve your perfect look.  All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!  How fun!  Check the kits out!


The kits will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. (release dates below):

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
(International Dates are coming soon too!)

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this fantastic makeup line is fun, bold and just a tad mischievous.  It features vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging.   With over 32,000,000 Facebook likes and over 106,000,000 combined Twitter followers, One Direction is one of the world's most famous musical groups!

Now, here's the fun part!  You, my lovely readers, have a chance to win a limited edition makeup set before it's even released to the public! Enter to win below!  (US/Canada only) #makeupby1D, #thelookscollection, #markwins

15 July 2014

{GIVEAWAY} Keeping Cool In The Sun

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  The temperatures are hot, but we're keeping things cool with some fantastic Summer-themed giveaways!   Check out all the bloggers and their fabulously cool giveaways in the linky below & don't forget to enter to win a pair of Long Sleeve Performance Crews from Montauk Tackle Company in the Grand Prize!

My prize is a $50 Gift Card from Pink Basis!  Pink Basis has it all -- tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories, jewelry, hats, swimwear....even costumes!  

All you have to do to enter to win is fill out the Rafflecopter form below!  Good luck everyone!

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Don't forget to enter these great giveaways too....

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, Fashion In The Forest, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Keeping Cool in the Sun participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

04 June 2014

Welcome To The Dads & Grads Giveaway!

Welcome to the Dads, Grads, & Everyone in Between Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!  It's the beginning of Summer and a time when we're celebrating Dads and Grads, but in this Hop we're not leaving anyone out!  Hop around to all the bloggers participating in the linky at the bottom of this post to enter awesome giveaways worth at least $25!

I'm giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Make sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below...and don't forget to enter all the other great giveaways, too!  #BMNEvent

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Here are all the participating blogs:

Disclaimer:  So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, Fashion In The Forest and the Dads & Grads participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

22 May 2014

(P.S. --- You Need This) The Fraas Dottie Scarf

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the product mentioned below for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I'm a big scarf collector.  Yeah, at first I was kind of resistant to the scarf craze.  I thought it was weird to wear a scarf in the Summer.  Well, things change.  Opinions change.  Flash forward to present day and I've got so many scarves I've had to buy those special hangers that hold a bunch at a time.  One of my absolute favorites is my sunny yellow Dottie scarf from FRAAS.

Seriously, though, who wouldn't love a happy yellow scarf?  This one is particularly adorable due to the white polka dots scattered throughout.  As you already know, FRAAS makes some of my favorite scarves (see previous posts here, here, here & here) and this one is no exception.  I mean, check out all the cute ways it can be styled!  The unfinished edges are an added bonus, as I think it adds a bit of 'edge' to the design.

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fraas dottie #2

fraas dottie #3

Scarves are such a versatile accessory.  The can replace a necklace, be used as a headwrap or bandana, even used as a wrap.  The scarf is actually pretty long, measuring at 28" x 76".  In case you're wondering, this beautiful scarf is style #625827 & retails for $32.  

FRAAS scarves are sold worldwide.  You can also buy them in department/specialty stores as well as online (FRAAS or Amazon).  Another available option is ordering through the phone (212-575-0191).

16 May 2014

Ways To Stay Fit This Summer!

*This is a sponsored post.

While it's already hot, Summer isn't even here yet!  It's only going to get hotter, which means vacations, BBQ's, outdoor parties, swimming...and you only want to look your best, right?

If you want to make the most out of Summer activities, you need to be fit.  Physical health is important!  There are a lot of different options out there but I've been trying the HCG Diet.  You can check their website for more product information as well, just click here.  

Here are a few things that I've been working on to get myself to the healthiest "me" possible:

••As with any diet, it's important to consult your doctor.  This will keep you out of harm's way and add a boost of confidence to help you on your way. 

••Staying hydrated is of the utmost importance.  When working out, it's vital to keep your body hydrated.  Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.  I know it sounds like a lot but it is a critical component to weight loss.

••Motivation is key.  Make sure to set realistic goals.  Setting a goal that is not only impossible but possibly detrimental to your health will most likely make you crash and burn.  You must set healthy, attainable goals in order to succeed.  Positive thinking is a must.  Setting goals that are achievable will only aid in that.

••Cut out the bad.  Start by eating a healthy breakfast.  Eating breakfast jump-starts your metabolism and fuels your body for the day.  Try to avoid processed foods as well as those that contain a large amount of salt or sugar as these are not conducive to weight loss. 

••Be prepared.  Pack snacks to eat throughout the day.  Fresh fruit & veggies are a great way to go.  Mixed nuts will also give you a great protein boost.  You can even suppliment your snack with a small serving of peanut butter or low-fat cheese!

••Don't cut yourself off.  This is important.  If you quit sugar cold turkey, the chances of a big relapse are pretty huge.  I'm not saying go out and eat a box of Twinkies, but treating yourself every once in a while to a sweet snack isn't a bad thing.  Try a few bite size candy bars or those 100-calorie packs of cookies if you're feeling the itch, but remember self control is key.

30 April 2014

The MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop is here!

Welcome to the MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamaNYC!  The giveaway runs from May 1st to May 14th so you have two fabulous weeks to get in all the entries you can!  There are over 30 bloggers participating with each blogger giving away a prize worth $25 or more!

I'm #26 on the list & boy, do I have a great giveaway prize for you --- a $50 Bath & Body Works Gift Card!  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!  #MamaLOVE

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Don't forget to check out these other great giveaways as well!

MamaNYC, Fashion In The Forest & the MamaLOVE Giveaway Hop bloggers are not responsible for delivering items but they will make their best effort to contact the sponsors so they can fulfill their obligations.  No money exhanged hands & all opinions are my own.

13 April 2014

Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop!

http://blogging-mamas.com/2014/04/spring-sweeping/Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.  The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning.

We're not ready to start cleanin' until we're done sweepin'!  Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you!   Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways using the linky below and just maybe the Grand Prize of a Shark® Lift Away Vacuum, from Brylane Home, will get someone in the Spring Cleaning mood! (You can enter the Grand Prize here.)

I'm giving away an Indie Gift Box!  Indie Gift Box™ is an exclusive curated experience featuring specialty handmade goods.  In addition to holding private sales of one-of-a-kind indie products, they deliver themed collections of unique goods from independent artists and crafts(wo)men every month.  Enter to win this great prize below!  #SpringSweeping

Don't forget to enter the great giveaways below!


So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, Fashion In The Forest, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

06 April 2014

It's A Coupons.com Easter Deals Hunt Giveaway!

*This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. 
Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

One thing that I always try to do when shopping is to save money.  I mean, who wants to spend more than they have to?  These days when every penny counts, my go-to place to find great coupon codes is always Coupons.com.  

With Easter coming up, this is no exception.  I always make Easter baskets for my friends' kids and filling those baskets can be quite expensive!  I buy for three girls, ages 2 to 9.  I try to mix a little bit of fun in there with the obligatory candy.  I made a list of what I usually buy for the baskets, and as you can see, it adds up!

I find my biggest savings on Easter deals at Coupons.com.  In fact, this year I used the coupon codes I found at Coupons.com to score some incredible deals on Easter goodies from Target.  I found two great coupons codes to use --- the first was for buy one get one 50% jewelry, watches & dressy Easter clothes and the second code helped me score an extra 10% off on clearance clothing, shoes & accessories! 

Want to know something awesome?  Coupons.com wants to help YOU save money too!  In addition to having some of the best coupon codes around, they're holding an Easter hunt deals giveaway where four winners will each get a $100 Amazon gift card!  That's a lot of money!  From April 7th to the 21st, you can enter to win using the Rafflecopter below.  Using the clues provided below, answer these questions to enter to win!  #EasterDealsHunt

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01 April 2014

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It's no surprise that many mailing list companies & brokers are very expensive & potentially detrimental to your business.  Sometimes you get stuck with an outdated list.  Sometimes your mailers aren't sent out in time.  These things should not happen with a reputable company.  Businesses today need high quality (& low cost) data to ensure the profitablility of their company.  

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This is a compensated post.

15 March 2014

Influse Your Hair w/ Goodness --- Use Suave Professionals!

#ad  If there's one thing I've learned over the years it's this ---  expensive doesn't always mean 'better'.  Take shampoo & conditioner, for instance.  We all use it.  We all need it.  But that certainly doesn't mean that we need to or have to pay a fortune for it.

I have long hair.  I go through a lot of shampoo & conditioner so it was important to me to find something affordable that not only cleansed my hair, but made it soft, shiny & healthy as well.

I use Suave Natural Infusions shampoo & conditioner to keep my hair healthy & shiny.  It contains natural inspired ingredients and is made without all those nasty chemicals that can harm your hair.  If you can have salon-quality products, but at a more affordable price, why wouldn't you?! 

Now the Suave that I love is even more affordable!  Head to any Rite Aid from 3/16 to 3/22 and purchase $6 worth of Suave Professionals products.  You'll automatically get $2 on your Wellness+ card that's good towards your next purchase!

Want to learn more about all the great products Suave Professionals has to offer?  Now is your chance!   +ResourcefulMommy (@resourcefulmom) is hosting a Twitter Party on March 18th at 8 PM EST!  Use hashtag #RiteAidSuaveHair to join in on the fun!

This is a compensated post made possible by Resourceful Mommy Media.  All opinions are my own.

14 March 2014

Welcome To Spring Fashionista!

Oh I'm just so excited!  It's finally here!  Spring Fashionista has arrived!  Lucky you!  You've stumbled upon the absolute, without a doubt, largest fashion giveaway event in the entire blogosphere!

This time around, the Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is longer!  This means you have more days to get all the entries in that you can!  The event runs from March 6th to March 14th and features over 100 blogs for your to browse through and over $26,000 in prizes!  Yes, you totally read that right!  As always, this event is hosted by the Chief Blonde from Still Blonde After All These Years & Katy Rose from Modly Chic!

On top of the prizes you could win on all of the participating blogs, there is also a Grand Prize as well as 2nd and 3rd prizes up for grabs!  Two Grand Prize winners will receive 12 tops (one each month for a year) from Covered Perfectly!  That's a $600 value!  The 2nd place winner will get a $200 Monroe and Main shopping spree and the 3rd place winner will win a $100 Monroe and Main Shopping spree!  Click here to enter to win!

Here's how it works --- For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Grand Prize.  It's that simple!

Are you ready to find out what prizes I have in store for you?  Well, wait no longer!  I have both a Worldwide Prize Pack & a US-Only Prize Pack up for grabs!

The Worldwide Prize Pack features a $100 Old Navy Gift Card and a HANA 1.5" Ceramic Flat Iron!  The US-Only Prize Pack is a $50 AMIClubwear Gift Card & two Everly Kate Jewelry necklaces!

Enter to win here:
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Don't forget to enter the other 100+ giveaways by following this linky:

Disclosure:  You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  The Grand Prize is open worldwide.  The First Prize is US only.  Please read all instructions carefully as rules vary from contest to contest.  Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted.  Still Blonde after all these YEARS, Modly Chic, Fashion In The Forest, the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway and/or the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.  In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly.  Your prize should arrive within 30 days.  Please let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT!  Compensation was not provided for any of the aforementioned products and/or services. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook.  Good Luck everyone!

06 March 2014

{That Friday Blog Hop}

Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share.