Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pearl Paradise: 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 497 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Brandy!

There's something about beautiful freshwaters pearls that make me go gaga. Could it be the simplicity of them? Perhaps. I just love their classic look and the versatility they provide. I can wear pearl earrings with a pair of jeans or I can accessorize with them for a night out on the town. You really can't go wrong with them. They're a must-have accessory in my book.


Pearl Paradise sent me a very lovely pair of 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings. They arrived in a pretty box complete with a pearl jewelry cleaning kit and appraisal certificate.

These lustrous pearls are absolutely flawless and sized just right. I couldn't be happier with them.
Got Valentine's Day on the brain?!? Think Pearl Paradise! They're priced just right.

One lucky reader will receive these lovely 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings!

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Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 7th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on February 8th.
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jaq Jaq Bird: Eco Friendly Gifts for Baby & Kids

Eco-friendly Feeding and Art products for Babies and Kids

Jaq Jaq Bird by Sam & Bellie is an Eco-friendly company that cares about the environment. Our products are completely PVC, BPA and phthalate free. This means all our products meet and exceed the CPSIA requirements, and do not contain any toxins. Our prints are made with water-based dyes.

Our products are practical, unique and functional. As a mother, I experience first hand what I need for my children. The products are simple, but most of all, fun for kids to use and wear. Our packaging is at least 50% recycled, as we try to minimize as much packaging as possible so we can stop cutting down trees.

We are super-duper excited about our growing collection of eco-friendly chalk products! All made in Japan, we are selling chalks and chalk-crayons that are not made from typical parrafin wax and calcium carbonate, but from sea shells! They are completely biodegradable, non-toxic and scent-free. But best of all, it washes off easily.


Owl Chalk Mat - This would be great for traveling!

Our Chalk Mat is the only eco-friendly PVC free chalkboard! Use it as a place mat or flip it over as a chalkboard for your artistic child. A pocket holds your chalk, pens, and markers. BPA, PVC, & Phthalale free.


Comes with set of scallops shell chalk. Ages 3 and up.


Dots Butterfly & Birds Apron

Our PVC free smock/apron is perfect for the little artist. Whether he paints like Picasso or cooks like Emeril, you will love this stain-resistant, BPA and Phthalate free apron. With adjustable neck and waist, he'll keep it on even when he's done! Adjustable waist, and neck, 3 pockets on front.

Ages 2-8 years.

Head on over to to see all of their beautiful and fun products for kids!

Become a fan of this eco-friendly company on Facebook here to find out about all of their promotions and giveaways!

SPECIAL HAPPY NEW YEAR JANUARY:

Enter to win our Chalk Mat starting Jan 12 till the end of the month. Visit our blog and post comment here about why you would like to win!

You may also receive FREE SHIPPING with the discount code FUNKYSHIP.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

OOMPA: Bin-Go Storage Bin Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 341 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Sabrita!

We're all looking for storage solutions that not only function well, but look great, too. My kids have a ton of stuff. We have a bin just for coloring books, boxes of markers, crayons, etc... It's always been in our family room in a plastic storage box. Not the prettiest sight. I've always wanted to get a better looking storage container, but it just never happened. I was getting used to looking at the eye sore in the room.


OOMPA has saved the day. They sent me their Bin-Go Storage Bin in Chocolate from Skip Hop. Talk about roomy. This storage bin is wonderful. The rich chocolate color coordinates nicely with our decor and functions very well.

The durable soft canvas holds its shape. When empty, the bin fully stands on its own with no problem. The circle handles lay flat, but can be easily raised in a jiffy. My kids can tote this around from room to room and the soft material makes it nice to carry. It also folds flat for easy storage when not in use.

Features Include:
  • Large circle handles for total toteability
  • Kid-friendly soft canvas
  • Folds flat to save space
  • Contrasting colors inside and out
  • Material is ideal for monogramming (this service not offered by Skip Hop or Atomic Baby)
  • Cleaning & Care: Spot clean only and dry flat
  • Approximately twice the size of the Bin-Go Tabletop Organizer
  • Dimensions (inches): 16.75 x 12.5 x 12.5 (open size) L 11.25 x W 9.00 x H 7.75 in.
This bin also comes in raspberry/natural and blue/natural.

One lucky winner will receive the Bin-Go Storage Bin in the color of their choice!

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California Caramel Company: Delicious Caramel Apple Gift Box Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 554 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Michelle!


The best things in life are made in California! Okay, perhaps I'm being a bit biased, but I dare you to find a caramel apple better than the ones offered from California Caramel Company!

I received the most scrumptious sweet treats I've ever bit into. And let me tell you, my taste buds were thanking me, too. California Caramel Company, you had me at first bite!

Here is a little bit about them:

At the California Caramel Company, we strive for the Highest Quality, Freshest Ingredients and Outstanding Customer Service. Our caramel is handcrafted from scratch, batch by batch, using only the finest ingredients making our caramel "all natural" and preservative free. It has been said that the California Caramel Company simply makes the best caramel on earth and we think you would agree! We take pride in making everything fresh to order and to your door promptly. We are so grateful to all those who support us in our endeavours in making the California Caramel Company a huge SWEET success!

Kristina Scott, Owner

*Thank you Kristina for creating this company. Can I call you my new best friend?!?

This was the biggest dang apple I've ever seen! Talk about a world class caramel apple! You almost need two hands to handle this baby. Pecans - check. Caramel - check. Chocolate - check. Granny Smith Apple - check. It's all there. You'll love it.

It took me a few bites just to get to the apple. That's how covered it is in chocolate, nuts and caramel. You could definitely share this with someone. It's huge.

How fast can you eat a California Caramel Company Caramel Pretzel Rod?!? Apparently very fast. I had this down in no time. It's a big pretzel, don't get me wrong. I just loved every ounce of it.

Chocolate, pretzels AND caramel - Be still my beating heart.

Our Caramel Pretzels are an incredible blend of sweet & salty goodness, loaded with our chewy hand-crafted caramel and dipped in Guittard chocolate. You can choose from Pretzel Knots or Pretzel Rods packed in our beautiful pistachio and brown gift boxes tied off with a satin ribbon. Enjoy!

They even specialize in favors, too! Make these the hit of your next party or wedding. They offer these pretzels in adorable packing for your next event.

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California Caramel Company takes great pride in what they do and it clearly shows. Not only are their treats delish, but their packaging is top notch. Satin ribbons, beautiful boxes and precious company logo tags....it's lovely to see a company care so much - especially when you're going to rip right into it the minute you lay eyes on their yummy delights.

I bet your mouth is watering. Now is your chance to win a Caramel Apple Gift Box from their Valentines Gifts section.

This adorable stripped pink and brown gable box comes with 2 of our Valentines Jumbo Caramel Apples....1 Nutty-In-Love and 1 Simply-In-Love Caramel Apples.

You may also take 15% OFF your order for Valentine's Day with the discount code 2142010. Offer good until March 1, 2010.

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit their website and tell me one other item you love.

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Whirly Girlz Tutus: Tutus with Oomph and Flair

Whirly Girlz Tutus ~ Tutus with Oomph and Flair! How can you resist these precious creations?!? They're tutu cute.

Hearts abound in this new tutu! Picture your angelic little one spinning and laughing in this gorgeous tutu. Yards and yards of soft, white tulle is used with plastic hearts hand beaded throughout the skirt. Great for Valentine's day, birthdays and just for fun. **Due to the plastic beading this tutu can NOT be sold for children 3 and under.**
Silly Heart can be made in other color combos, too! Head on over to Design your Own to view the list of solid colors and become a tutu designer, too.

Don't you love the beading? The hearts add a fun pop of color!

Pretty as a Princess makes the perfect gift for granddaughters. This rosette (light pink), american beauty (medium pink) and white tulle is sure to look cute on any young princess.

And of course, Pretty as a Princess can be made in other color combos, too!
Valentine's Day is approaching ~ Check out the precious Valentine Tutus!

Visit Whirly Girlz Tutus to take $5 OFF your order through February 28, 2010 with the discount code: funkymonkey

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Pixi: Eye Bright Primer, Energy Blush & Vitamin Lip Silk Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 222 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ clenna!

I love trying out new cosmetics. It must be a girl thing. Isn't it nice to find a color or product that you really love?

Pixi sent me some of their products to try and I really enjoyed testing them out.

Their Vitamin Lip Silk comes in four different shades and left a very transparent color on my lips. I received their Amfinite, which on my lips, showed up as a very light nude color. It left a lot of shine with a hint of color.

If you're looking for something glossy, but very nude, this is a good choice. It does feel a bit thicker than the other lip glosses I normally use. This could be due to its ingredients.

Beneficial Ingredients and what they do:

1. Vitamins A & E: Anti aging ingredients.

2. Vitamin C: A natural antioxidant.

3. Beeswax: A natural emollient that “holds” pigment. 4. Silica: A natural mineral that provides an easy glide.

Another product I had the opportunity to try was their Energy Blush. It comes in three different color combinations.

I received their No.2 Pick-Me-Up Pink. It provides a cheek color and highlighter. This particular color combination is fresh and fun. It gave my cheeks a nice sparkle and brightened up my cheekbones.

Beneficial Ingredients and what they do:

1. Vitamin E: Nourishes skin and delays the aging process.

2. Silica: Skin conditioning and softening ingredient.

3. Carnauba Wax: Prevents the powder from ever looking cakey on the skin.

4. Titanium Dioxide: Natural mineral with SPF factor. 5. Ultramarines: Natural Mineral pigments that add luster and colour.

I do use a primer on my eyelids daily so finding a good one is well, a good thing. I find it definitely keeps my eye make-up in place throughout the day and provides a nice base for applying eye make-up on.

I really enjoyed using Pixi's Eye Bright Primer. This long lasting, crease-proof nude primer was a cinch to use. With just a few clicks of the wand, out it came on the applicator pad.

This primer is fragrance free, paraben free and contains no talc or wax. This will even out the skintone on the lid area and brighten tired eyes.

Is it you who needs to try some new cosmetics? Now is your chance to win the three products you see above in the colors of your choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit their website and tell me one other product you love.

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**This giveaway ends on February 5th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on February 6th.

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Hopscotch Tees: The PERFECT Personalized Tee!

I've never seen such a unique way to personalize tees. And trust me, I've seen a lot of personalized t-shirts out there! Hopscotch Tees offers some really unique designs. You'll have a blast seeing what they have to offer!

My daughter received the Sugar Shop Personalized Tee and we love it. Not only can you select the name to personalize it with, but you get to add your hometown AND year of birth. Wow...what a clever idea!

This style is just one of many adorable designs this company has to offer for both boys and girls.

Head on over to Hopscotch Tees today! Purchase a tee and you will receive FREE gift wrap and crystals or long sleeve upgrade. Be sure to mention The Funky Monkey to receive this awesome offer!

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Lucid New York: Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

Handmade jewelry by Lucid New York is a unique collection of sterling silver and 14k gold-filled pieces for every woman, who deserves to feel special. The handmade designer jewelry collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cocktail rings all created by a New York jewelry designer Anna Sabino. Her handcrafted jewelry is often featured in national magazines. Editors of Vogue, People, New York Times, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire as well as such web leaders as Daily Candy and Cool Hunting noticed the uniqueness of the pieces. Please check out our unusual yet classy handmade jewelry selection - pieces, which make perfect gifts whether you're giving them to yourself or someone special.

Here is a bit more about the designer from her blog:

My name is Anna Sabino and I’m a handmade jewelry designer. My collection is sold in over 100 stores all over the US, France, UK, Sweden, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Lucid New York collection was featured in People StyleWatch, Nylon, Vogue as well as Cosmopolitan.com, Marieclaire.com, CoolHunting.com and DailyCandy.com.


Cupcake Necklace - This would make a very sweet Valentine's Day gift for a teen or little girl!

Cute dessert Cupcake Necklace, Length is 16”, charm is 1/2” long.

Available in gold or silver.

Horse Necklace

Length is 16”, charm is 3/4” long

Available in gold or silver.

Be sure to check out their unique bird necklace, too!

Head on over to Lucid New York to take a look at their very beautiful and unique collection of handcrafted jewelry.

Remember, Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Jewelry from Lucid New York would be an extra special treat!

Be sure to take 20% OFF with the discount code LN20D.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saffron Marigold: Dinner Napkin Set of your choice Giveaway

Saffron Marigold ~ Luxury Indian Bedding ~ Decorative Handmade Unique Bedding from India

Warm enveloping scents of cumin, cardamom, ginger, and turmeric; the reflective twang of the sitar and the rhythmic tap of the tabla; brilliant rainbow-hued fabrics with vivid palettes of deep indigo, sultry pinks, and passionate reds - these are just a few of the evocative elements that capture the essence of the Indian home.

If you are looking to add a touch of sensual Indian elegance to your home, you have come to the right place. Explore our range of exquisitely handcrafted Indian bedding and linens consisting of exuberantly patterned and vibrantly hued Indian Bedspreads, Duvet Covers, Unique Fabric Shower Curtains, Sheer Tab-Top Curtains, Decorative Pillow Covers, and Table Linens. It takes only a few well chosen accents to infuse a room with Indian flavor.

Ivy Lace ~ White Country Cottage Cotton Tab Top Curtain Panel
  • Creamy Ivy vines scroll sensuously across an ivory ground
  • Printed on cotton voile with wonderful light filtering properties
  • Machine wash, gentle cycle, cold water, mild detergent
  • Hand printed using intricately carved wooden blocks
Spice Route ~ Decorative Red Orange Moroccan Tab Top Curtain
  • A spicy floral filigree of cinnamon, turmeric and imperial blue contained within baroque, lozenge like motifs; that are vertically patterned on a deep cranberry red ground
  • Printed on cotton voile with wonderful light filtering properties
  • Machine wash, gentle cycle, cold water, mild detergent
  • Hand printed using intricately carved wooden blocks

These unique decorative tab top cotton voile sheer curtain panels are the perfect accent for a stylish yet relaxed living room, country cottage, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom window. This tab top curtain is printed on voile; a soft, light, gossamer cotton weave, with wonderful light filtering properties that incredibly, also provides much needed privacy.

Each curtain is printed on preshrunk, superior grade, soft cotton voile and is exquisitely finished with 5, 4-inch tabs on the top for easy hanging. Each curtain comes with a color-matched tieback.

Each piece is handcrafted using intricately hand carved wooden blocks and is an original work of art distinguished by the work of the artisan, the particular lot of dye, and even varying weather conditions. Tonal variations are inherent to the block printing process and enhance the individuality, character and uniqueness of each creation.

One lucky reader will win a Dinner Napkin Set of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit their website and tell me the one dinner napkin set you love.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on February 5th.

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Tungsten Wedding Rings: Tungsten Carbide Wedding Ring Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 196 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ one6ylady!

My husband is a HUGE fan of this company. He was able to review a Tungsten Carbide Ring from them a while ago and he loves it. He recently received a new style from Tungsten Wedding Rings and he loves it even more! That's saying a lot since he really enjoyed the first one. He's not a jewelry kind of guy so I know he's really happy with their products.

If you don't know anything about Tungsten Carbide, you're missing out. They stay looking just as good as the day you get it. It's fully scratch resistant! My husband works out, does yard work, fiddles in the garage...all with his ring on. No scratches to date!



He loves their Mens Tungsten Beveled Edge 8mm Comfort Fit Wedding Ring. I do too. It's a great looking ring and looks even better in person than in the photo. The fit is comfortable and he likes the beveled edges. It really catches the light and shines nicely without being too bling bling.

This ring comes with a lifetime warranty and is made of indestructible alloy.


Tungsten Wedding Rings would like to offer one lucky reader the Tungsten Ring of your choice up to $120 in value! Women's Tungsten Rings available.

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit their website and tell me the one ring you love.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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Mommy Pads & More: Personalized Notepad or Stamp of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 142 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ ColleenMarie82!

Mommy Pads & More offers several fun and stylish designs of personalized notepads, stationery, stamps and necklaces. They make the perfect gift for new moms, teachers, housewarming, hostess, wedding...the possibilities are endless. And why not, treat yourself to one too! All products allow for change in color and design. Feel free to email us with your ideas or questions and we can work together to create a custom order. Thanks for stopping in and we look forward to being your favorite online resource for girlie goods and gifts.

Larson Stamp

Add a fun and stylish touch to mailings and belongings with these personalized self-inking stamps. It’s a perfect holiday, housewarming or wedding gift. This quality stamp is MADE IN THE USA. We can customize this stamp to meet your needs. The stamp comes in two sizes depending on the shape of the design. Round or Square: 1-5/8 inch Oval: 2 inch x 1 inch You can expect a long lasting self-inking stamp with over 10,000 impressions. We will email a proof before shipping.

Tall Tag & Tall Tag with Birthstone Necklaces

The tall tag was specially designed after the hottest celebrities, trend setters and fashion icons! A sleek and clean look, the swank tall tag makes a striking statement. A great pendant for mommy’s with one child! They are such fun personalized mommy necklaces.




Head on over to the darling Mommy Pads & More to take 15% OFF your order with the discount code: MONKEY

Now you have a chance to win a free personalized stamp or notepad of your choice - up to $32 value!

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit their website and tell me the notepad or stamp you love.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
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The Coffee Bump: Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 212 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Jen!

Welcome to The Coffee Bump, where you will find an unlimited selection of all things coffee, including whole coffee beans, coffee grinders, coffee mugs, coffee makers and espresso machines, and unique coffee wall art. I have to warn you that this is not just your average coffee purchasing site, but instead, we focus on taking an alternative approach to how you enjoy your brew by customizing and selecting the coffee products and tools that are specifically right for YOU. So, if you are an individual who wants more from your daily cup of joe, please visit our website with all the products and resources we have to offer you.



Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press

The Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press is a quality and advanced coffee brewing device, and it will leave you with a cup of Joe that you will never forget! The thing that is so unique about the Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press is that it leaves the essential oils of the coffee beans in the final brew product so that it develops a deeper and bolder taste in the coffee itself. This is something that every coffee lover prefers about the Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press, and it also gives you the opportunity to control the extraction and temperature of your Java while it is brewing.

The Bodum Chambord 4-Cup French Press does not use paper filters or electricity, so it is eco-friendly. It also is handy for travel, so you can take it with you anywhere on the go, whether it is camping or in a luxury hotel. The best part of all is that the Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press can brew fresh coffee within four minutes, so you can imagine yourself waking up to decadent cup of Joe that is full of premium flavors and aromas. The Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press is also the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your family!

Would you like to try a Bodum Coffee Press?

One lucky reader will win the their very own Bodum Chambord 4-Cup Shatterproof French Press!

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StormSister Spatique: Lip Delivery Nutrition & Shower Steamer Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 203 comments. Thank you to all who entered and Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Deb K!

StormSister Spatique is an adorable beauty shop nestled neatly at the top of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. Located at 635 South Smith Avenue in St. Paul the Spatique, which attached to the Capital View Cafe, combines luxury spa products in an artsy boutique setting.

What began as an online business several years ago, eventually evolved into this kitschy little storefront. The owner, Becky Sturm, is a 21-year resident of the neighborhood and adores the diversity of the eclectic residents and surroundings. Becky consults personally with every client offering up the latest and greatest expert advice on hair, skin, nail, and body care.


INtelligent Nutrients USDA Certified Organic Lip Delivery Nutrition

Invigorating nutrition-packed emollients feed dry lips with super antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex.
1. Apply liberally to lips to deliver nourishing and antioxidant Intellimune™ Seed Oil Complex as often as needed.
2. Instantly conditions dry lips.
3. Provides anti-aging benefits

Certified Organic Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Palm Kernel Seed Oil, Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, Essential Oils and Flavors.

Blissful Bath Shower Steamer

Just place your shower steamer on the floor of your shower (in contact with water but away from drain and direct contact with shower stream), to enjoy our therapeutic blend of essential oils.

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, soluble dextrose, water, colorant, essential oilsential oils
StormSister Spatique would like to offer one lucky reader the two products you see above!

You may also take 20% OFF your entire shopping experience at StormSister Spatique with the discount code: SHESCRIBES

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Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on February 4th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on February 5th.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gerovital USA: Professional Quality Skin Care, Economical Pricing

You've found it! Gerovital — The most cost effective skin care line available to keep your skin young and vital. Straight from Farmec Laboratories in Eastern Europe.

Gerovital is now available in the United States through just one authorized distributor — Gerovital USA.

Gerovital USA is proud to bring you the authentic Gerovital H3, Plant and Aslavital anti-aging skin care lines in their original formulas, original packaging, in the 50 ML jars...And when you buy from Gerovital USA, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Gerovital H3 Super-Moisturizing Day Lift Cream

Gerovital H3 Super-Moisturizing Day Lift Cream has a low fat content, a light and loose structure, but concentrated in active Ingredients (Elastin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumber Extract and Vitamin E), this product has a complex action on mature, dehydrated skin.

The lifting effect is made possible by Sepilift, an ingredient able to regenerate the elastic fibers inside the dermis. The natural oils and fats incorporated in the formula (Squalane, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter), restore the protecting film from the skin's surface preventing its dehydration.

The Gerovital H3 Intensive Moisturizing Day Lift Cream impedes wrinkle formation and premature skin aging, and is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy residue. The skin becomes smooth, bright and full of vitality.

Gerovital H3 Replenishing Night Lift Cream

Replenishing Night Lift Cream has a modern structure, perfectly compatible with the skin and is easily absorbed. The “lift” effect is induced by Sepilift, a special ingredient capable of improving the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Wrinkle reduction, cell regeneration and oxygenation, are all the effects of the action of the super nourishing complex (Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumber Extracts, Vitamin E), upon the skin. The prevention of premature skin ageing and the remake of the skin’s defense capacity against stress factors are due to the complex of natural oils and fats (Squalane, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter). The skin becomes supple, smooth, and bright.

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Strapped Belts: Beautiful Handmade Glass Accessories

Artist John Frechette began working with glass as part of an introductory fused glass class and quickly found a passion for working with the material and discovering its transformative qualities when heated. What started as one class has know grown into a full line of handmade glass accessories. Frechette launched Strapped Belts® in 2008 as a result of life's twists and turns. After his employer went bankrupt, he was "strapped". Strapped for cash and strapped for a job.

First making glass belt buckles Frechette has grown the line to include handmade earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, pendants and rings! His work with simple colors and graphic designs have separated Strappedbelts from many glass artists, and has propelled him into stores nationwide. Now found in over 30 retail stores across the United States and Canada Strapped can be spotted almost anywhere!

Strapped's wearable art has been seen on Thrillist.com, Dapper.com, Luxist.com and many other well known blogs. Most recently Strapped Cufflinks were featured in the "Priceless Papa" section of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine's December 2009 Christmas Gift Guide, and On Channel 5 News...see press page for more info!

True Blue Flower Buckle

This buckle is True Blue with Spring Green and White Powder Flowers. It features two brown birds on a black telephone wire. The buckle is made of solid glass, and only glass. The buckle back is a solid nickel and is silver in color.

Each Buckle is 2in by 3in. The buckle opening is 1.5 inches and accommodates any 1.5 inch in width (or smaller) western style strap. We do sell the strap separately.

Size: 2in by 3in
Color: Spring Green White and True Blue
Belt: Sold separately

Mint Green Glass Earrings

These earrings are mint green glass. The earrings are made of solid glass, and only glass. The ear wire is sterling silver and made by hand.

Each Earring is approx 3/4in by 1in. The earring are surprising light .

Size: 3/4in by 1in
Color: Mint Green

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Head on over to Strapped Belts to see all of their unique buckles, cufflinks, jewelry and more!

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Alex and Ani: $18 Gold or Silver Bracelet to Help Haiti! Amazing Discount!


Alex and Ani supports the Victims of the Haiti Earthquake with Limited Edition Cornelian Expandable Wire Bracelet - All Proceeds to benefit Doctors without Borders

(New York, NY – January 2010) - In an effort to lend support to the victims of the Haiti earthquake, Alex and Ani, designer of couture and contemporary jewelry, has created the “Cornelian Bracelet” featuring its patented, expandable wire bangle™ with 100% of proceeds donated to Doctors without Borders.

The Alex and Ani Signature Expandable bracelet is an innovative wire bangle bracelet that adjusts and expands for a customized fit on any wrist. This exclusive piece features Russian or yellow gold finish plated over a brass etched wire and is adorned with a Cornelian stone. Wear Cornelian to increase energy, self motivate and take action. This stone is also a symbol of protection and peace.

This limited edition bracelet is available at Alex and Ani and retails for $18 USD. Buy one for a friend, loved one, or yourself.

Alex and Ani was created by Carolyn Rafaelian. The line, which is made in the USA from recycled materials, is named after her two daughters. Their collections are sold at fine retailers such as Henri Bendel, Scoop, and e-commerce sites such as Shopbop and Saks.com. Alex and Ani’s pieces have been featured in publications such as Vogue, Lucky, In Style, Marie Claire and Glamour.

Crazy Dog T-Shirts: Need a Laugh?! Get Your Funny Shirts Here with $5 Discount!

Crazy Dog T-Shirts will make you laugh out loud. I have reviewed this friendly company in the past and every time I have been very happy with their shirts.

My husband and brother are funny t-shirt kind of guys. They love what this company has to offer. They offer a variety of funny designs for men, women and kids. There are some that are more lighthearted than others so you'll be able to find one to suit every personality.

I received some great shirts for this review. This company ships extremely fast and their products are priced very well.

The Parsley Makes It Fancy T-Shirt is hilarious. My brother is in culinary school and his peers really get a kick out of this! It's on sale for only $8.10!

The Zombies Just Want a Hug T-Shirt is great for all the zombie movie lovers in your life. It is currently on sale for $13.49!

Head on over to Crazy Dog T-Shirts today to take $5 OFF your order with the discount code: BANNASS

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