And the winner is…

So sorry for the delayed announcement of the winner! Have been so busy, blah, blah, blah…But I hope it’s worth the wait!

The winner of the H&M Fashion Against AIDS Giveaway is…FLORA! Girl, if you’re reading this post, please email me your snail mail addy, so I can send you your necklace!

To everyone who entered, thanks for your lovely comments and for following. We’ll be having more giveaways very soon. So stay tuned!

H&M Fashion Against AIDS Giveaway

Remember when I went to the H&M Fashion Against AIDS collection pre-launch? Well, that night I bought a necklace to give to one of Style Blog’s readers as a sort of “thank you” for all your support! And what better time to give something away than on my birthday?

This necklace is definitely not for everyone, but if you like it, here’s what you need to do to enter!

1. Leave a comment with your name and a valid email address

2. Join Style Blog’s Facebook group and/or Follow Style Blog on Twitter (do let me know your Twitter/Facebook ID)

3. Winner will be selected randomly (via random.org) on June 22, 2010 (contest ends same day)

4. Contest open to all Style Blog readers

5. If you want an extra contest entry, tweet this giveaway and let me know you did it!

6. Good luck, lovelies!

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!

Giveaway: La La B Jewelry

 

Do I have good news for you! Thanks to Out There PR and La La B Jewelry, Style Blog will be giving away a Multi Gem Sterling Silver ring worth $185 USD (above)!

If you haven’t heard about La La B, you must go to www.lalabjewelry.com to see their beautiful pieces, made using semi-precious gems and sterling silver! La La B jewelry is modern and elegant, yet bold enough to get you noticed. The collection is hand made in Nepal, and brings employment to over 150 artisans within the Kathmandu valley. The company’s mission is to bring about social and economic change by giving women the opportunity to participate financially in their family and society. The jewelry that looks good and gives back too! Prices start at just $65 for sterling silver rings!

I had a really tough time selecting a piece to give away – everything looks so unique and special! Ahh…and the bright colors are just perfect for Spring! But I’ve made my choice, and I think this ring will truly be a wonderful addition to anyone’s jewelry collection! If you’re interested, the giveaway rules are below! Please read carefully!

How To Enter:

1. Check out La La B’s website and leave a comment below with your favorite La La B piece name

2. Follow Style Blog on Twitter: www.twitter.com/styleblogca and/or become a fan on Facebook (you may choose either one)

3. Follow La La B Jewelry on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lalabjewelry (if you don’t have Twitter, it’s free and very easy to join)

4. Make sure to leave your Twitter or Facebook name in the comments, after you follow us

Winner will be selected on May 7th at random, using random.org. Contest is open to the US and Canadian readers only. Good luck, lovelies!

And the winner is…drumroll…Lilac! Congratulations!!! Huge thanks to everyone for entering! More giveaways are coming very soon!

Photo Credits: La La B Jewelry

And The Skin MD Natural Lotion Giveaway Winner Is…

…Kristy of www.monocromachic.com! Congrats, Kristy! Email me your snail mail addy, so that your Skin MD Natural lotion can be sent on its way! And if you didn’t win this time around, don’t worry – more giveaways are coming soon! Thanks to everyone for participating!

If you are still interested in trying this amazing lotion, go to www.skinmdnatural.com to read all about it and make your order.

Skin MD Natural Lotion Giveaway

I’ve been meaning to post this a while ago, but yet again, life gets in the way of blogging! Well, the promissed giveaway is finally here, and it’s for Skin MD Natural Lotion - shielding lotion that is unlike any other conventional, artificial moisturizers because it works with the skin to naturally moisturize and heal. I was lucky to receive a sample from Skin MD to try it for myself, and didn’t want to write about it until I could see the effects of this moisturizer for myself.

Well, I’ve been using it for about a month now, and I absolutely love the results! This lotion is lightweight, yet it leaves my skin feeling hydrated for hours. I’ve also noticed that my skin is much softer and silkier. The right type of lotion is so important to me, especially right now, since my skin tends to get so dry over the winter months – Spring is all about renewing and re-hydrating. The press release states the following:

“Most conventional, artificial moisturizers only add moisture to the surface of the skin, but do little to repair the skin’s natural barrier against moisture robbing irritants. Continued use of artificial moisturizers can cause the skin to actually begin producing less of its own natural oils, thinking that the skin has enough moisture. This can cause skin to form a dependence on the moisturizer for hydration. Skin MD Natural breaks the dry skin cycle by working to help restore skin’s natural protective abilities by bonding to the outer layer of skin, strengthening skins natural barrier against toxins and irritants that can dry the skin, while locking in the skin’s natural oils.

Made in the US using high quality natural ingredients making it over 90% all natural. All ingredients are considered to be of food grade and are also on the FDA’s most safe list. It is free of harmful fragrances, parabens, and colorants making it hypoallergenic. We don’t participate in animal testing nor does the lotion contain any animal products.”

Natural, cruelty-free, and super-hydrating? Yes, please! Now you can also try Skin MD for yourself and see what the fuss is all about! All you need to do is leave a comment below with the following info:

1. Name and Email Address

2. The type/brand of moisturizer you currently use

3. You may also follow Style Blog on Twitter: www.twitter.com/styleblogca for more contests and giveaways

Winner will be selected at random on Friday, April 9th, 2010. One comment per person, please. This contest is open to both Canadian and International readers. Good luck, lovelies!

Photo Credits: Skin MD

Love Your Heart Giveaway Winner Is…

Kathy Pietersma, whose Healthy Heart tip was to “spend time with your loved ones”. Congrats, Kathy! And thank you all so much for entering this giveaway, and offering many wonderful tips for keeping not only your heart, but your soul happy and healthy. From limiting salt and fat intake, to simply taking it easy, I will try to follow your advice, and hopefully, I won’t be the only one!

If you didn’t win this time, don’t fret, because another contest is coming – this Friday, March 19th. This one will be open to international readers, as well as Canadians! Stay tuned and thanks again for all your comments!

Kathy, if you are reading, please email your snail mail addy to styleblog.ca@gmail.com, so that your scarves can be sent on their way.

Love Your Heart Giveaway

February was Heart Month, and as the founding sponsor of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth™ campaign, Becel is inspiring women to take care of their hearts with The Heart Truth Signature Scarf series – a collection of three exclusive scarves that symbolize support for heart health awareness among women across Canada. Every scarf incorporates The Red Dress™ into each design – the official symbol of The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Truth™ Campaign –  representing courage, passion and heartfelt change for women across the country.

To support this initiative, Becel is launching the Love Your Heart Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/loveyourheart. For every fan, Becel will donate $1 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – up to $25,000.

And to help promote this awesome cause, thanks to the kind folks at Edelman Digital, Style Blog will be giving away all three scarves to one lucky reader! All you have to do is leave a comment below with the following info:

1. Name and Email

2. One healthy heart tip

3. If you are on Facebook, please join Becel’s Love Your Heart fan page, and if you feel so inclined, follow Style Blog on Twitter: www.twitter.com/styleblogca

Winner will be selected randomly on March 15th. This contest is open to Canadian readers only! As for my international followers, another giveaway is coming very soon!

This contest is now closed! Click here to see if you are the winner! Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Enter the giveaway and see the scarves after the jump!

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Cazz Giveaway Winner is…

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Karen! Thank you all for entering the Cazz Foldable Shoes Giveaway! And while I wish I could give each and every one of you those shoes with the holidays approaching, random.org decided that Karen is the winner this time around! Congrats, Karen! Please email me your snail mail addy, so that I can send the foldable lovelies on their way.

And for those that didn’t win, Style Blog will be having another giveaway pretty soon, so make sure to keep checking back! Happy Monday, everyone!

Shoes To Go: Cazz Giveaway

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When the nice folks at Cazz Shoes offered to give me a pair of their new foldable ballet flats, I was very excited! Foldable shoes! Finally! When I told le boyfriend about the concept, he couldn’t understand the “why” of such a product. Generally, if you are a woman, you’ll know that the idea is genius. After all, most women I know have a couple of shoe selections to change into under their office desks, and I myself usually have 2-3 pairs, depending on the season. So I can definitely see why someone would come up with a concept of lightweight ballet flats that fold neatly into a small pouch, and which can be worn once the heels come off (i.e. when one is running to catch their subway train, go on a shopping spree after work, etc). So far, so good.

When I got the shoes though, I realized that they were humongous (for my feet anyway)! Having told Cazz people that I wear a size 8.5 shoe, the flats arrived in a size 10! After quick browsing on the company’s site, I realized that Cazz flats only come in 3 sizes (S 5-6, M 7-8, and L 9-10). Ahh, now it all makes sense! And here I thought that the Cazz people thought that they know my shoe size better than I do: “Oh, but in your email, Nelia, you sounded like you had large feet! Right? RIGHT?” Not. So the moral of this story is: if you wear a half-size – downsize! Not that there’s anything wrong with bigger feet, it’s just that wearing a wrong size would be hazardous, especially for klutzy people like myself. 

On to the good stuff, the flats are lightweight, though not much cushioning, they’d be perfect for short hauls to the subway or mall scouring. The pouch is pretty amazing as well, small enough to fit in one’s purse, but also transformable (yes, I made up another word) into a larger bag to put your high heels into, once your original shoes come off. Genius, no? All that for under $20? I think it’d make a fantastic stocking stuffer for that busy gal in your life. Just make sure to get her the right size! Cazz flats come in 3 colors: midnight black, pearl white, and mercury silver.

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Details on the GIVEAWAY after the jump!

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