Passion for fashion, mad about makeup, crazy for contests!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

WIN jewelry from Foxy Originals on The Giveaway Diva!

Cool earrings, Oprah's faves, affordable prices!!! What more can I say? You have a chance to win your favorite piece from "Foxy Originals" on "The Giveaway Diva" blog. Check it out. There are a lot of cute and trendy things!

Enter to win a gorgeous pearl necklace from "Whiteflash Jewelry" and "The Giveaway Diva"!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm in love with "Twisted Silver"!!!

I have a new obsession: Twisted Silver (not to be confused with the 80's hairband by a similar name). It's a jewelry company that uses reclaimed and eco-friendly materials in their [amazingly cool] jewelry designs. Right now, they are in the midst of "contest week", with several bloggers hosting contests to win some of their fab pieces. One of my favorite bloggers, "The Fashionable Housewife" is giving away the Twisted Silver "Karma Necklace." Celebs love it and so do magazine and fashion editors! Just go to the link below and follow the directions to have a chance at winning a unique piece of bling!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Win a cute pair of Booties from Make Me Chic !

Booties are popular. Exhibit A: Witness Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce. Oh mean that's NOT the kind of bootie you're talking about? Sorry. But really, booties ARE popular! Exhibit B: Witness every fashion magazine and shoe shopping website out there! They can be worn with dresses, jeans, skirts, trousers...more versatile than you might think. You have an opportunity to win an adorably chic pair of booties made by "Make Me Chic" courtesy of "The Fashionable Housewife". It's a great blog featuring fashion and goodies for women that want to be fashionable, yet reasonable with their budget. Isn't that ALL of us, these days? Click on the link to find a myriad of ways to enter!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Win a Lenovo laptop on "Dear Crissy"!

Win a Laptop!

Remember how you used to be able to buy a washer and dryer, or a TV, or cassette player (now I really sound OLD) and you would expect them to last a looooooong time? Maybe even decades? Well, give it up! Those days are gone. We're in the age of disposable appliances...and my guess is you've already gone through several computers since you bought your first one. (You really shouldn't let me get started on my rant. It reminds me of Gilda Radner's character on SNL, Miss Emily Litella, who harangued about "violins on television" only to realize later that she had misheard the topic! Genius...)

This post was supposed to be about a contest, right? Oh yes....blogger
Dear Crissy is giving away one Lenovo laptop computer to one of her followers. She gives you many ways to enter, so check out the link below and get to it! You never know when your computer is going to give-out! (jinx)

I entered Crissy’s Can’t Wait til Christmas Lenovo Laptop Giveaway and hope to win a $799.00 IdeaPad!

London...NOT on a budget!

WIN a statement necklace by Madewell!

Madewell, in case you haven't heard, or don't read fashion and beauty mags, or live under a an offshoot of J Crew. It's designed for the younger, trendier, (i.e. "skinnier") customer. Lucky for us, they make some things that are age and weight-proof! Stylepint is giving away a beautiful crystal statement necklace from Madewell. Check out the link to find out how to enter. It's that simple!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A whole new me!!

If I'm going to get serious about this project, then I have to get serious about this project. Or as one of my daughters puts it, "Where there's a way, there's a way!" What I'm trying to say is, "It's time for my blog to really reflect ME. The bottle brunette (I had no idea that there was a band with that name, honest!), the mom that's obnoxiously-proud of her kids, the makeup artist, the fashion junkie, the crazed contest enterer, and the wife that is still so in-love with her husband (hereafter known as "Hunky Hubby") that after 28 years of marriage, he still gives me googly-eyes. So, I'm embarking on a new adventure in blogging, and I hope you'll join me. Thanks and Happy Friday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

WIN a pink laptop by Dell from Komen for a Cure at the Fashionable Housewife!

I lag behind when it comes to technology(the understatement of the year). We finally got a phone that is capable of texting and emails. Oh? You mean phones have been capable of that for some time? And we HAD a laptop, until my generous husband decided to give it to our daughter who seems to think it's really meant for throwing clothes on top. But I'm on a tangent here...The point is, Komen for a Cure, the wonderful breast cancer organization that was started by Nancy Brinker in memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, is giving away a pink laptop courtesy of
You can find this contest at the Fashionable Housewife blog. Enter and I hope you win (but I probably need to more...)!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Enter to WIN a Cold Plasma from NV Perricone and The Giveaway Diva!

NV Perricone is on a marketing blitz with their relatively new facial moisturizer, Cold Plasma. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will. The name is intriguing, no? But the results are even MORE intriguing! The Giveaway Diva is giving away a jar of Cold Plasma valued at $150!! Click on the link below to enter and good luck!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just in time: Win a cozy pashmina!!

This post is being written as the last of our "dog days of summer" (can I even legitimately call them that when it's October?) are fading fast, the leaves have fallen, and Winter beckons. OK, so maybe in Minnesota Winter SCREAMS! So, just in time for the cold weather, one of my favorite blogs, The Fashionable Housewife, et al., is giving away a lovely pashmina in the color of your choice from I don't know about you, but as I sit here writing this, I'm thinking about going downstairs and turning up the heat...Of course, if I had my pashmina, I wouldn't have to! Enter by clicking on the link below and follow the instructions over at The Fashionable Housewife.

WIN a lovely piece of Amber jewelry!

Stones are one of those things that always fascinated me as a kid. My BFF, Cherie and I would go hunting for rocks out in the field behind my house and then we'd set up beautiful rock least in our eyes. Of course, the most prized rocks were those with "crystals" or likely quartz. We both graduated on to bigger and better stones, such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and....amber!
You have the opportunity to win your choice of a piece of almost hypnotic amber jewelry from the catalog of Some of the pieces are more organic looking, which goes great with a lot of the minimalist styles today. Check out their blog and website and follow the instructions to have a chance at winning! Good luck!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

If you're hungry right now, read this!

I'm hungry. Quite hungry, really. Of course, I missed lunch and it's now 1:26pm. But what made me really think about being hungry was seeing the giveaway on Girl Gone Mom. She's giving away two big 15oz. bags of the Sing Buri Cashews and the Valdosta Pecans from Sahale Snacks! As soon as I saw the contest, more accurately, the pictures of the seasoned nuts, I started to feel my starvation pangs. Ok, so I'm a drama queen. But seriously, you better get there before I do, because my stomach has a feeling it's going to win. ( click on the link below and follow Girl Gone Mom's instructions on how to enter!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jeans that make me look 10lbs. thinner? Sign me up!

How many pairs of jeans do you usually try on before you find "the one"....3, 5, 10??? According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the website" launched a denim-finding feature that allows women to 'try on' up to 50 different pairs of jeans with the click of a mouse based on style preferences and 11 algorithmic calculations of body type."
(Read more:
Really? 50 pairs? I know I've tried on way too many pairs and have come out of way too many dressing rooms frustrated because the jeans just didn't fit right. But Miraclebody, the makers of the shape-shifting swimwear line, has come up with JEANS that conceal, flatter, and generally make you look 10lbs. thinner! And blogger "" is offering a giveaway for one pair of your choice from Miraclebody jeans. Just click on the link and follow the instructions....and maybe you'll finally find a pair that fits!! (fingers crossed...)

Another great jewelry giveaway!

Girl Gone Mom has posted another fantastic giveaway. A pair of lovely blue "Nyla" earrings from Kendra Scott. If you're not familiar with her jewelry, pick up a fashion magazine...any old mag...and chances are, Kendra's jewelry is in there. Plus, here's a link to her site: And if you sign-up for her emails, you'll receive a $20 coupon toward a purchase! Hmmm...sounds like there is somewhere I have to be...

Just go to Girl Gone Mom and follow the instructions to have a chance to win these gorgeous earrings!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Style or comfort? Do I have to choose???

The usual conundrum women face when shoe shopping is: Style vs. Comfort. I've gone for years without wearing heels because most of them are sky-high and too painful for all-day wear at work or for shopping, my favorite pastime. But now, we don't have to choose. What, you say? You can find a stylish shoe that is also comfy? But where?, that's where! They have some of the best looking shoes and boots around and have been featured in many fashion mags lately. You have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to by going to at the link below and following the instructions to WIN!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Want to win a gorgeous necklace?

So...want to win a gorgeous necklace? "The Giveaway Diva" is giving away a lovely necklace made of silver and chalcedony by YSM Designs, an Etsy shop (( valued at $27. All you have to do is go to the Giveaway Diva's blog and check out the many ways she's given you to win this beautiful piece!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Jewelry lovers, this is for YOU!

I've been obsessed lately, no...scratch that...for a long, long time with Wendy Mink Jewelry. You know them; the company that gets all kinds of editorial love in the fashion mags? You see it on the "it girl" celebs, and even on regular moms like me. We ALL love Wendy Mink Jewelry. Well, not only are they having a sample sale, but they are offering a contest to win a gorgeous pair of earrings on their blog. Just click on the link below and follow the instructions to have a chance to WIN! Good luck!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Obsessed with Style? Enter to win!

Ladies, and I do mean ladies: There is a lovely blog that you should all check out called"Style Obsession." They are giving away a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry, "The Gemma Necklace", by the designer ACANTHUS. Their pieces are breathtakingly beautiful and quite reasonable considering the high quality of the designs. Check out the contest on the link below and keep your fingers crossed that you'll win!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WIN a cuff bracelet at "The Giveaway Diva"

What woman doesn't love jewelry? Right? All I want is for my guy to actually pick something out by himself and give it to me. "It doesn't have to be perfect, Honey, but because it's from you, it will be!" Don't wait for this to could be old and gray before you get what you want.

Instead, enter at "" to win a gorgeous Wendy Mink Jewelry gold cuff bracelet. I've purchased pieces from Wendy Mink before, and they design not only beautiful jewelry (ALWAYS in the magazines!), but deliver great customer service, as well. Check out the Wendy Mink Jewelry website:

Just go to "" and follow the instructions to enter! Good luck!

Monday, September 6, 2010

WIN the Gift of Purity from "3 Little Birds Boutique" on Etsy!

It's not often that you find a contest where the website is giving away cosmetics and jewelry at the same time. But this week, that's exactly what Kristen at"" is doing. And it is LOVELY. It includes your choice of a gold or silver hand-stamped necklace, pearl earrings, and Purity Made Simple cleanser by Philosophy. Just click on the link below, and Kristen will give you very simple instructions to follow to have a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Win a $100 giftcard to "Smitten NYC" on The Fashionable Housewife

"The Fashionable Housewife" ( is giving away a $100 giftcard to the tres fashionable store, Smitten NYC. You'll be able to find plenty of trendy and very NOW items to spend your giftcard on at, if you should be so lucky as to win. Just click on the link below, and "The Fashionable Housewife" will tell you exactly what you need to do to enter (and she gives you a LOT of entries!).

Monday, August 30, 2010

WIN a $50 Giftcard to Apothica! From

Some giveaways are just more special than others. Especially when it involves the cosmetics junkie's delight, The generous people at Apothica are giving away a $50 giftcard good toward any purchase on their website,, courtesy of the lovely blogger at Check it out and see what you would like to have! (bet you'll have a hard time staying under $50!) To enter, just click on the link below and follow the instructions on

WIN a $30 gift certificate from Trudy Davies Designs on Etsy!

The generous and talented Trudy Davies is giving away one $30 gift certificate toward your purchase of your heart's desire from her Etsy shop. I can guarantee that you will fall in love with at least one of her pieces. This is a talent that is going places! To enter, follow this link to the much adored blogger "Salad for Breakfast" and she'll tell you how to win:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Win a gorgeous cami and pant set by Eberjay!

Any woman who knows her lingerie, knows that Eberjay is the place to go to find pretty, sexy, comfy things. Rita Wilson even gave them a shout-out recently on the Oprah show. And if Oprah likes it...well, you'd better hurry! But you have an opportunity to win a lovely cami and pant set by Eberjay, courtesy of Just click on the link below for Eberjay and see how many pretty, sexy things you can find:
And then go to : to enter the contest.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jewelry to DIE for!!!!

You can win a gorgeous druzy necklace by

McGowan and McClain

at " Just click on the link below to take a look at the necklace and get complete directions on how to enter!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Win a bathing suit from SwimSpot!

Summer is still here in full-force. And it's not just here in the upper-Midwest where the summers are hot and humid, but all over the country. That's why this is a perfect time to enter a contest to win a new bathing suit, right? By now, your suit is probably a little shabby, the elastic a bit worn. No worries. SwimSpot has adorable suits for everyone by Tommy Hilfiger, Next, Athena... Enter to win at Just click on the link below and follow the instructions to win. Good luck and good swimming!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Twisted Silver giveaway!

"" is giving away a gorgeous, yes, gorgeous long, layerable 'Lily' necklace on their blog. You have to see this necklace to believe how beautiful it is. And it is worth $120! Plus, they are offering a 15% discount to shoppers on Twisted-Silvers e-commerce site.

Here's the link; just click on it and follow the directions to enter. Good luck!

Gift of Grace Giveaway!

Enter on "" to win The Gift of Grace: A gift package by Philosophy, as well as A sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace and earrings.

Just click on the link below and follow the instructions to win:

WIN a voucher for shoes from Daniel Footwear

If you love shoes, and get real, what woman doesn't? Your feet don't get fat when you gain 10 lbs. so it's not embarrassing if you need another size, shoes can be (CAN, not ARE) an inexpensive purchase...they are like little presents to yourself. And my thinking is, we should gift ourselves often, right? So check out " and enter to win a 50 lb. (they are based in Great Britain) voucher toward a pair of shoes from And just so you know, this is no cheezy knock-off shoe company. They carry L.A.M.B., Vivienne Westwood, Dior, Stuart Weitzman and Tory Burch, among other stars of the shoe world. Just click on the link below and follow the directions to have a chance to win the voucher. And good luck!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

$100 Shopbop giftcard giveaway at SkinnyPurse!!! is one of the best, if not THE superlative best, shopping website out there. They have ALL of the latest clothes from the hottest designers. And, lately, they've been getting in on the coupon code frenzy, which is great for us shopping fanatics! All this and free shipping, too!! also has some pretty great giveaways, including this one offered through SkinnyPurse: One lucky reader will receive a $100 gift card to good for an "Alice and Oliva" item (one of those hot designers I mentioned before). Just click on the link below for details and good luck!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

"Bing Bang" by Anna Sheffield to WIN!!!

Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield, one of the coolest jewelry lines out there, is giving one of their loyal blog readers a chance to win a $250 gift certificate. How generous of them! Don't forget that Anna Sheffield was one of THE chosen few to design a fusion line of jewelry for Target, of which I own several eye-catching pieces. Check out the blog and the link below for your chance to win big!



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Contests: It's bling bling time!!!

Digging through your closet for the perfect earrings to wear on that special first date with Mr. Right-wing Republican is a fruitless exercise. Will he like them? Will he think they're too ostentatious? (ah...Duh! He's a Republican? Right?) Why not slip them out of your jewelry stash next time and slide them onto your delicate lobes so you can dazzle Mr. Wonderful (or perhaps, Mr. Ok for now?) and then dump him like last nights left-overs, with your lovely earrings swinging along as he watches your beautiful rump walk away. The Fabulous Housewife, newly refurbished, is offering a pair of Kenneth Jay Lane chandelier dangles, his Chelsea Pave Diamond Earrings worth $101!! Just click on the link and follow directions to have a chance at winning!:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WIN a dress from Shabby Apple!

Looking for a unique dress, one that doesn't cost a bundle? Take a peek at the chic offerings of They offer a full range of sizes, styles that suit YOUR style, and great accessories to complete your look.

If you're in Provo, UT, on March 27, 2010, check it out in person!

Post a comment on your blog, with the cute button to the left, and you could WIN a dress from their BAJA line!