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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giveaway Ending Today

A World Full of Prettiness is giving away this great sleek prize pack! Enter today as it ends tonight!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaways 11/29

Ending Today 11/29
Francine Skirt at Curious Notions

Ending Tomorrow 11/30
Kanani Dress at Creation Corner
Bali Ha'i' Dress at Fashion Fling
Bacciami Dress at Natalie's Sentiments
Bacciami Dress at Haute Whimsy
Waimea Dress at The Short and the Sweet of It

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Giveaway Winners + Shabby Apple Giveaways Ending soon!

If you checked the rafflecopter widget you'll find that there are two winners for the Maybelline prize pack!

1. Jackie
2. Val

I have already emailed the winners. Thanks everyone who entered! I hope you'll stick around for more giveaways, reviews and such!

I'm going to change around my Shabby Apple giveaway list and instead of updating the same old list, I will provide a list (with pictures!) of giveaways that are ending soon. If you love modest but stylish clothing as much as I do, you'll love Shabby Apple!

Ending Today 11/28!
Andes Skirt at thelook4less
Andes Skirt at Breakfast at Gigi's

Looking Glass Locket at Permanent Posies

The Francine Skirt at The Virgina House
The Francine Skirt at A Little Knick Knack

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yuklui Style Giveaway

Go enter on Yuklui Style to win some great UK-only make-up (giveaway open internationally!). It ends Dec. 20th.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Homemade Holiday

As some of you may know my grandma (actually my boyfriend's grandma whom I rent a room from) has been on bed rest from her foot surgery. By now, she would have decorated the whole house for the holidays; and she goes all out with lights and banners and a mini-carousel, and candles and so much I can't even recall.

So I wanted to do something to help decorate this year. I found this great holiday guide on, one of my new favorite online boutiques. The inspirations are phenomenal. So elegant and beautiful. I wanted to add just a touch of elegance to the decorations this year and make my grandma smile. I decided to make a holiday wreath.

I coffee-stained pages from an old book and rolled them up. I placed them around a circle I cut from a scrap piece of cardboard. Deviating from ruche's example, I just did one layer all around the circle and wove a green/blue ribbon in-between the "spokes". The result turned out great!

I'm not sure if the picture does it justice (all I have is an iphone camera), because my friends liked it so much they convinced me to host a holiday crafting party in a couple of weeks!

Now I have to decide what other holiday crafts we should do! I also love the branches planted in the sewing-patterned pot. Holiday cards would look so cute clipped onto them!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Free Sample: Poise

Get a free sample of Poise new hourglass shape!

Click here!

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for Maybelline makeup! And check out this list of Shabby Apple giveaways updated today!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Shabby Apple Discounts Day3

On the third day of Christmas, Shabby Apple gave to me...
A cute Tambourin Skirt!

Get 25% off this lovely skirt today only with the code: DAY3!

There's still time to use my special link to get 15% off your order and free shipping! For instance, on this Confidential dress, perfect for holiday parties!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shabby Apple Day 2!

On the second day of Christmas, Shabby Apple gave to me...

25% off the French Quarter dress! This dress is super cute and would be great for any holiday party. uUse the code DAY2.

There's still time to use my special link to get 15% off your order and free shipping!

I've also updated the linky list for all the Shabby Apple giveaways currently going on in the blogsphere. If your giveaway is missing, feel free to add it! Either way, check it out and win some great loot!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shabby Apple Discounts!

This dress is too cute! The Aristocrat Dress is on sale on Shabby Apple's website, plus get 25% off this dress with this special code: DAY1!

Or, you can use the code BLACKOUT to get 25% off any black dress until November 23rd!

Or, if the dress you fancy isn't black in color, use my special link to get 15% off your purchase plus free shipping!

Find yourself the perfect holiday dress!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Friday, November 11, 2011

Maybelline Review and Giveaway

I was fortunate enough to be sent a few samples of the new Maybelline New York cosmetic products to try through BzzAgent! I was sent the Great Lashes: Lots of Lashes Mascara and the Baby Lips moisturizing lip balm!

Lots of Lashes: The brush is really nice. It really grabs and separates all those tiny lashes and works well on the small ends and lower lashes. The mascara goes on great. I accidentally left this on overnight, and while there was some flakiness I wouldn't see this being a problem if I had been a good beauty-girl and taken off my makeup like I'm supposed to before going to sleep.

Baby Lips: This lip balm goes on so smooth. I've been using it for a couple of days and already I feel like I don't need to be putting on the lip balm every few hours like I usually do. Some lip balms make me feel like I have to keep applying it all the time! But not Baby Lips. I can't wait to see how much better my lips feel after using this for a longer period of time! I tried the Peach Kiss flavor and it smells really nice.

Buy It: Buy it from the Maybelline New York's official site or at your local drugstore!

Win It: I will be giving away two (2!) sets of Lots of Lashes mascara and Baby Lips moisturizing lip balm. The lip balm choices are Peppermint and Cherry Me. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will be open until November 26th. On November 27th I will email the two winners and they will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. Good luck!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaways Linky List

I love Shabby Apple. You can click here to read my review on this new brand.

I've won a couple of things via giveaways and that's how I discovered this brand, and now I'd like to share the opportunities with you! So go, enter a giveaway and win a beautiful necklace or dress!

If you're too impatient to win a giveaway (and it does take quite a bit of time and luck), then use my link below to get 15% off your purchase and free shipping!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

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Shabby Apple

Dresses from Shabby Apple

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to win a Shabby Apple giveaway for one of their necklaces. From the selection I chose the Key to Wonderland. It came in the mail recently, and boy was I excited!

The packaging was adorable. I love the mint green Shabby Apple stamp on the simple box. The necklace has a tag just like their clothing! I'm not sure if I'm supposed to take it off, but it looks too cute to destroy!

The necklace itself is fashionable. It's made of antiquated brass in a cute key shape that is definitely in style right now. Perfect for the shabby chic girl. In fact, everything on their site is just so adorable!

Buy it: Use my link via push44 to get 15% off your purchase plus free shipping! The jewelry runs from about $25 to $75 and their clothing from about $50 to $100. A bit of a splurge, but a quality item perfect for a holiday gift for someone else or yourself!

I've spent a lot of time just browsing through their dresses. They're vintage-inspired, modest but shapely, and there's such a variety! I can't wait to get my Moon River Dress in the mail and write another review!

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Welcome. I am writing my own blog not only to gain experience in the social media networks for a career, but also to share. I love getting free stuff and I believe it is a great way to try out new products, get people interested in your product, create some buzz between people online and in everyday conversations. I receive some free products through online groups and also giveaways, and I hope to share those outlets with you as well as directly giveaway some of those products.

I am not just interested in objects (though I love makeup, fashion and just darn-cute things), but also all forms (and especially multi-media hybrid forms) of writing and art.

I hope to be sharing with all of you a bit about myself through these writings, and I hope you'll respond. To me, the need to write is perpetuated by the constant bombardment of relevant information and advertisements in this day and age. Real connection is rare, and yet that is what we strive for, deep down, amongst that pain we try so desperately to distract ourselves from. So I will always be looking for those comments that may start a conversation, and I may even have random giveaways based solely on relevant comments.

I hope this has helped you gain an understanding of the philosophy behind my blog here. Thank you and have fun reading!