Style Days of Christmas: SodaStream Source Giveaway


A few months ago I got my hands on a SodaStream machine, and it changed my life. Ok, maybe it didn’t really change my life, but it certainly changed the way le bf and I consume soft drinks and host. We no longer buy sparkling water and pop – both of those are easily made at home, using less sugar, and wasting less bottles. Entertaining is now a breeze – with fun cocktail mixes at the ready, I am able to whip up a killer mojito in no time. And it sure looks damn sleek on our kitchen counter!

In June I also proclaimed that a SodaStream machine would make a perfect gift for anyone and for any occasion, and I still stand by that statement. It’s one of those things that you never knew you needed, but once you get your hands on one – you will wonder how you ever lived without it. It’s that good. So, because I love this product so much and want you to experience the SodaStream life (to hydrate, enjoy yummy cocktails, or drink guilt-free soda), I partnered up with SodaStream Canada to give away an amazing gift pack (valued at $202), which includes the following:

- SodaStream Source machine
- Ocean Spray syrups (Cranberry, Cranberry Raspberry, and Cranberry)
- Cola and Diet Cola syrups
- Orange and Grapefruit syrups


It really is the perfect gift!

SodaStream can transform tap water into sparkling water in seconds to keep you hydrated

SodaStream contains 2/3 less sugar and 1/3 less calories than regular soda

SodaStream encourages kids to experiment with flavours by challenging them to mix different SodaStream syrups and make their own creations

SodaStream Source is the perfect kitchen accessory for hosting cocktail parties with friends

SodaStream allows you to get creative at home and customize drinks to suit all their friends or families’ individual tastes

Enter the giveaway after the jump!

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Style Days of Christmas: ALDO Shopping Spree!


ALDO has been killing it lately, what with the super sexy ALDO Rise collaborations with Preen, the highly-anticipated Ostwald Helgason collection, and the brand’s recent 40th (!) anniversary – it’s been a busy couple of years for ALDO, and I’m so happy to have been able to partner up with this beloved Canadian brand. To share my love of all things ALDO, I want you (yes, YOU!) to be able to shop the latest arrivals and get yourself a brand spanking new pair of heels (or flats) for the holidays!

Up for grabs on our Day 4 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways is a $200 ALDO Shopping Spree at the upcoming A-List event at Yorkdale Shopping Centre* on December 15th! Whether you need a pair of sparkly shoes for a holiday soiree, or a pair of kick-ass booties to get you through this winter in style, I’ll be there to help you spend that gift card. Though I’m pretty sure it will be a piece of cake, what with ALDO’s stunning Holiday Collection in stores. Sparkles, anyone?

Enter the giveaway after the jump!


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Style Days of Christmas: Dermalogica Giveaway


I’ve been a huge fan of Dermalogica skincare for a few years now, which is why I am really excited to announce our Day 3 giveaway, courtesy of…you guessed it…Dermalogica! Cold weather can wreak havoc on your face, so it is crucial to make sure that your skin is given the TLC it deserves. From the magical PreCleanse, to the sumptious Active Moist moisturizer, to the refreshing Multi-Active Toner, today’s prize pack (valued at $250) will help you keep your skin from looking weathered this winter.

If you are not a Dermalogica convert yet, I just know that once you try it, you’ll be hooked! So let’s get you some beauty products, shall we?


Prize pack will include:

Multi-Active Toner – An ultra-light facial spritz that refreshes and hydrates the skin while smoothing the surface. Helps condition skin to prepare for proper moisture absorption. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

PreCleanse – A lightweight Olive and Apricot Kernel-based cleansing oil, fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seed and Rice Bran oils, that gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue. Follow with prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser for a thorough double cleansing. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Active Moist – A lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection that actively combats surface dehydration while smoothing the skin’s surface with botanical extracts. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Daily Microfoliant – This unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Renewal Lip Complex – A daily lip treatment that restores delicate tissue, minimizes contour lines and helps prevent the signs of aging. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Enter after the jump!

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Style Days of Christmas: Rowenta Beauty Versa Style Giveaway


Welcome to Day 2 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today’s awesome prize is Rowenta Beauty Versa Style (valued at $229.99) – a master tool that does the work of 5 salon tools (flat iron, roller set and 3 curling irons). This versatile styler lets you create beautiful curls, va-va-voom waves and flawless straight hair with ease. After my old straightening iron bit the dust last year, I’ve been stuck in a hair rut, but when Rowenta Beauty sent me this ingenious styler, it quite literally changed my hair, and I hope it can change yours too!


More about Rowenta Beauty Versa Style:

– A master tool that does the work of 5 salon tools (flat iron, roller set and 3 curling irons)
– Patented Pro Curling System creates incredible root lift and curls hair in one easy step
– 1″ slim floating plates with Ceramic Titanium Tourmaline coating provides ionic anti-frizz smoothing with long lasting quality
– Rubber/Silicone grip slows down styling process creating perfect heat application for maximum results
– Heated lateral edges allows you to style perfect curls/waves without demarcation lines
– 30 seconds to reach 400°F
– Temperature Lock keeps the selected heat setting while in use
– Long professional 9 foot swivel cord
– Ergonomic handle for easy gripping
– Curved body and rounded edge
– LCD display

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Giveaways: 3 Ways to Win and Discover shu uemura Online!


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As promised, I have a really awesome shu uemura giveaway to share with you! But because I like you so much…there are three amazing prizes to be won. That’s right…THREE AWESOME PRIZES worth $3000 all-together!

How would you like to win a $2000 beauty and style makeover at an award-winning salon in Canada? Sounds dreamy, right? But wait…there are also two prizes of $500 worth of shu uemura products (each) up for grabs. If this sounds like a cool deal, then I have great news for you…it is incredibly easy to enter! Just follow the steps below and may the odds be ever in your favour! (Yes, I can’t wait to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!)


shu uemura is giving away a $2000 makeover experience at an award-winning salon in Montreal, and all you need to do is CLICK HERE and enter your email addy to be entered. It doesn’t get easier than that!

WIN $500 Worth of shu uemura Goodies on Style Blog!

– One of my readers will win $500 worth of legendary shu uemura beauty products by simply commenting on this post! I told you it was easy; just follow the steps below to enter:

1. Comment below and tell me which shu uemura product you are most excited to try. Please include a link from, and leave your name and email addy so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. One comment per reader, please and thank you.

Example: Nelia ( I am most excited to try Essence Absolue Nourishing Hair Oil 

2. To double your chances of winning $500 worth of products, please tweet the following: “Hey @styleblogca, I want to win $500 worth of @shuuemura goodies! Gimme! #shustyleblog”

3. To qualify, please LIKE shu uemura and Style Blog on Facebook.

WIN $500 Worth of shu uemura Goodies on!

– If two prizes aren’t enough for you, you can also enter to win the third shu uemura prize by registering on, and creating your own personal wishlist. Steps are below:

1. Login or register on

2. Find your favourite products

3. Add them to your wishlist

4. Share your list with your friends

ALL THREE CONTESTS WILL CLOSE ON APRIL 30th 2013, so make sure to get your entries in before the deadline! Good luck!!!

Style Days of Christmas: One of a Kind Show Giveaway


And it’s here…Day 1 of the highly-anticipated (by me?) second annual Style Days of Christmas Giveaways!!! This year, we have some amazing goodies to give away, and we are starting extra early to make sure that the winners receive their prizes in time for the holidays. Style Blog…like Santa, but more stylish!

If you participated last year, the rules are essentially the same: one awesome giveaway per day for 12 days (weekends excluded), comment to enter, do the extra steps for extra entries, win, and enjoy your freebies! Easy, peasy.


So here goes our first giveaway…as you might’ve gleaned from the title, we are giving away two tickets to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto (November 22nd – December 2nd)…annnddd…$100 to spend at the show! If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you already know that I love the One of a Kind Show…and especially the Christmas edition of the One of a Kind Show. And this holiday season, you can get all kinds of special, one of a kind presents for yourself and for your loved ones on us! Sounds good? Enter below!

Enter after the jump!

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Who Inspires U?


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Ladies, get your video cameras out, and get filming! just launched a 2012 Who Inspires U? $10,000 Video Contest sponsored by Tri-Cyclen Lo! Shoot a creative video sharing what you aspire to be and how the grand prize of $10,000 will help you achieve your goals, upload your video to You Tube, and be entered to win! Easy, peasy.

“We are on a mission to help empower young women across Canada achieve their dreams! That’s right, we want to help you make your dreams a reality and so we are giving $10,000 in cold, hard cash to support you on your quest for greatness!! If you’re wondering where to start, it’s easy! Get your cameras rollin’ and enter your creative submission for the contest now! We can’t wait to see how you are going to rule this contest. In the $10,000 Video Contest, you have a chance to win one of 3 prizes. The more views your video gets, the better. The top 3 videos with the most views after Round 1 will each have a chance at winning $500 in cash! After Round 2 is over the 3 videos that have the most votes from the public will have a chance at a 1st Place Grand Prize of $10,000, a 2nd Place prize of $2,500, and a 3rd Place prize of $500! So get out there, start filming and get your video posted ASAP! We can’t wait to see how you’re going to inspire us this year!!!”

If video is not your thing, is holding monthly contests, with prize packs worth $1000! It’s super easy to enter, so don’t forget to share it with your friends! After all, sharing is caring.

For more information on the video and monthly contests, check out Who Inspires U? Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the official site:

Giveaway: Skinny Bikini


It’s giveaway time, lovelies! And today’s is extra special, because up for grabs is one gorgeous bathing suit by Skinny Bikini – a new swimwear company recently launched by my dear friend Aida Takyrbasheva! Being a smart cookie that she is, Aida founded Skinny Bikini with a hope of creating a perfect bikini – one that’s glam and edgy, but also comfortable, and made of only high-quality fabrics.

Skinny Bikini represents a confident woman, show-stopping jetsetter with an immeasurable sense of individuality who loves to have fun. A Skinny Bikini customer loves to be daring and edgy, provocative yet elegant, and appreciates a comfortable fit without having to sacrifice a sexy look.”

All Skinny Bikini products are made in USA, using only the best fabrics, and exotic prints from Asia, India, South America, and Europe. Every piece incorporates hand-made, stitched, details along with glamorous embellishments, and rhinestone appliqué. Aida wanted to incorporate accents that are over-the-top yet versatile, which is why most of the trims are removable.


And to celebrate the official launch of Skinny Bikini, Aida graciously agreed to give one lucky Style Blog reader an Arabian Nights bikini ($296 shown in first photo) – a classic black bikini with glam detailing. Amazing, right?

So here’s what you’ll need to do to score this awesome prize!

1. Leave a comment below, sharing which Skinny Bikini is your fave

2. Follow Skinny Bikini on Facebook or Twitter

For extra entries:

1. RT the following: “Hey @styleblogca, I want that glam @SkinnyBikini!!! #skinnybikini

2. Leave a comment on our Facebook, sharing your fave Skinny Bikini style

This giveaway is open to North American readers only, and will close on Sunday, April 22nd at 11:59 EST. Good luck!

And the winner is…Tracy, who liked the Untamed Mistress bikini!!! Congrats!!!


Photo Credits: Skinny Bikini

Style Days of Christmas: Misikko Giveaway

Style Days of Christmas Day 12

I can’t believe it’s Day 12 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways already! It went by in a flash, and I really hope that the winners enjoyed their prizes, and everyone else got a few holiday gift ideas in the process.

Our final giveaway is here, and it would make for an amazing Christmas present! Up for grabs is one Hana Professional Flat Iron (est value $205), courtesy of Misikko! If you were looking for a new professional-grade flat iron, you’re in luck, because Misikko carries some of the best flat irons in the industry…ones that make hair soft, shiny, manageable, and pin-straight (if you are so inclined)!

Earlier this year, I got to test out Hana Elite flat iron, and I really loved the results. You can read all about my experience here. In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our giveaway below!

Enter after the jump!

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Style Days of Christmas: Yorkdale Giveaway

Fashion Christmas Giveaway

Most of you already know that I love Yorkdale! Not only for their amazing selection of stores (Topshop and J.Crew, anyone?), but also for the people who make Yorkdale the magical place it is. And today, thanks to those awesome people, we are giving away a $100 Yorkdale Shopping Centre gift certificate so that you can get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Enter after the jump!

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