Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Elixery Lipstick Giveaway

Two weeks ago, Husband Mike and I spent our Saturday working a photo shoot for the fabulous folks who run The Elixery, a locally-made line of vegan, cruelty-free lipsticks. The Elixery had four brand new colors for fall, and asked me to style and Mike to photograph shots of all four. I've been consistently impressed with the colors, quality, feel, and staying power of these lipsticks, so I'm just delighted to have a set of the new fall shades to give away! 

Black Ruby - a dark red

Flirt - a sheer nude

Scheherazade - a sheer purple


Talisman - a sheer brown

The winner will receive one tube each of these four luscious colors. Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Follow The Elixery on Twitter or like The Elixery on Facebook. You MUST do one of these two to enter.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color from this set is your favorite, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, October 2, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nepali by TDM Winner


And the winner is ...


Anonymous comment #49! I'll be in touch.

More giveaways shortly!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nepali by TDM Review and Giveaway


As I've mentioned before, I love giving away fun products to you lovely folks. But it's even more rewarding when I can partner with a company that not only creates great clothing, shoes, and accessories, but also seeks to make our world a better place. So I'm just delighted to have partnered with Nepali by TDM this week to give away one of their GORGEOUS scarves.


NEPALI by TDM Design works directly with predominantly woman-run and operated cottage industries in Nepal to support women weavers and craftsmanship in Nepal. In doing so, the company provides sustainable income to Nepalese women and helps weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them above market compensation and access to education and health care. Such a fabulous mission.


I was sent this utterly stunning Rosa Fish scarf to review and keep.* And let me tell you, friends, I couldn't love it any more if I tried. I'm a huge fan of multicolored scarves, since I see them as fabulous bridging pieces. A bright scarf can tie nearly any outfit together, and the more colors it includes, the more daring you can be with your other pieces! And yes, I realize I went with neutrals here, but this scarf is also such a fabulous statement piece, I wanted to let it shine.


In addition to having some of my absolute favorite shades, this handmade scarf has the most adorable fish graphic on it. You'd never know it when the over-sized silk rectangle is wrapped around your neck, unless that curious fish eye happens to peek out!

I'm thrilled to have a second Rosa Fish scarf to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader. Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.
  2. Follow Nepali by TDM on Twitter, like Nepali by TDM on Facebook, or sign up for the Nepali by TDM e-newsletter. You MUST do one of these three to enter.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you'd wear with your Rosa Fish scarf if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.
  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, September 25, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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Plum Pretty Sugar Winner

And the winner is ...

 Megan! Congrats my dear, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways right away!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie Review and Giveaway


I don't generally go in for super fancy sleep duds, and have a few sets of PJs that I adore. But when the Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie folks asked if I'd like to do a review and giveaway, I just couldn't resist their adorable cuts and gorgeous prints.

I was sent the Tunic Dress in Darling Jardin Blue to review.*


As you can see, this cotton tunic has a deep notch neckline, an empire-waist drawstring, and a high thigh hemline. It's too short for me to consider wearing on its own, but would make a darling nightgown on a more petite gal. The cotton is thin and does wrinkle fairly easily, but it's also marvelously lightweight and breathable, so perfect for anyone who tends to overheat at night. I was sent a size medium and it fits closely but well. (I generally take a size 8/medium in mall store dresses.)

You can bet I'll find a way to make this tunic work as streetwear. That print is so lovely, I just can't relegate it to the bedroom forever!

I've got a second Tunic Dress in Darling Jardin Blue to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Be a U.S. resident.

  2. Visit the Plum Pretty Sugar Website and make sure the Tunic Dress in Darling Jardin Blue will fit ya!

  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which color you'd pick if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  4. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, September 19, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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Karina Dress Winner

And the winner is ...


Amymarie! Congrats, lady, I'll be in touch.

More giveaways soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Karina Dress Giveaway


I'm excited to have another gorgeous Karina dress to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! The Karina team will help the winner pick out the perfect dress based on her figure and pattern preferences. (The dress I'm wearing here is no longer available, but similar to the Lauren style.*)

Here's what you've got to do to enter:
  1. Like Karina Dresses on Facebook. You MUST do this to qualify, and we will be checking entries.

  2. If you've already liked Karina on FB, you can still enter! Simply post your thoughts or comments about your favorite Karina dress, print, or style to the Karina Facebook page.
     
  3. Visit the Karina website and pick out your favorite style.

  4. Leave a comment on this post telling us which dress you'd choose if you won, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  5. This contest is open to all readers, including international. HOWEVER if you are not a U.S. resident, you will be responsible for paying postage.
     
  6. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, September 11, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following week. This giveaway is open to all readers, including international. HOWEVER if you are not a U.S. resident, you will be responsible for paying postage. (Yes, I know I said that already, but it bears repeating.)

Bonus! If you choose to purchase a Karina dress, the company has generously given us a coupon code to use. Enter MCGS30 at checkout for a $30 discount on your purchase.

P.S. If you end up purchasing a dress and love it to bits, here's tip: The company is quietly seeking brand ambassadors in all 50 states to participate in its upcoming home-based selling initiative. Contact them if you're interested in learning more.

 *CMP.ly/2