Share Your Style / Daily Candy + Dove Pinterest Contest

This is me (and Kendrick) in the Hamptons, the one time that I managed to make it there in my 31 years (and simultaneously managed to break the beautiful house that we were staying in, which is what’s happening above). It’s extremely fun and glamorous and all those things that you’ve heard it is.

And! I’m going back. I am so excited; extra excited because there’s a chance that I might get to see a few of you while I’m there.

Dove and DailyCandy are partnering up to give you the chance to inspire women with your own hairstyle and to win fabulous prizes, including a spot in a DailyCandy flipbook and trip for you and a friend to Super Saturday in the Hamptons.

To Enter: Send a pic (high quality, horizontal, and at least 380 x 285 pixels) of your hairstyle at its best (simple yet beautifully styled) to greatstyleeffect@dailycandy.com. Your photo should be a solo shot and taken head on.

And: just for entering, you’ll receive a coupon to save on Dove Style+Care products.

Contest ends June 25. Finalists will be revealed on June 28 and showcased on DailyCandy’s Dove® Great Style Effect Pinterest board.

READER GIVEAWAY: THREE SEEDS NATURALS LIP BALM!
Hello, new obsession. I’ve written before about my fixation on lip emollients (when your lips are the size of mine, chappiness is no joke), and a couple of months ago I received a sample of ThreeSeedsNaturals Vanilla Peppermint balm in the mail. While in Aspen, I discovered the stuff meandering about in the bottom of my makeup bag…and lucky that I did, because it singlehandedly saved my delicate bouche during some seriously frosty days (holla, double entendre). At only $3, Three Seeds Naturals balm is a totally wallet-friendly indulgence, and will definitely be replacing my $22 (oh, ridiculous) Fresh Lip Treatment.
I love this stuff so much that I want you guys to get the chance to try it…and yay yay yay, the wonderful company reps have offered to give a tube to five lucky readers! All you have to do is comment here by Saturday night with a word describing what you look for in a lip balm.
Don’t forget to check back Sunday, when I’ll announce the winners!

READER GIVEAWAY: THREE SEEDS NATURALS LIP BALM!

Hello, new obsession. I’ve written before about my fixation on lip emollients (when your lips are the size of mine, chappiness is no joke), and a couple of months ago I received a sample of ThreeSeedsNaturals Vanilla Peppermint balm in the mail. While in Aspen, I discovered the stuff meandering about in the bottom of my makeup bag…and lucky that I did, because it singlehandedly saved my delicate bouche during some seriously frosty days (holla, double entendre). At only $3, Three Seeds Naturals balm is a totally wallet-friendly indulgence, and will definitely be replacing my $22 (oh, ridiculous) Fresh Lip Treatment.

I love this stuff so much that I want you guys to get the chance to try it…and yay yay yay, the wonderful company reps have offered to give a tube to five lucky readers! All you have to do is comment here by Saturday night with a word describing what you look for in a lip balm.

Don’t forget to check back Sunday, when I’ll announce the winners!

New Moon Creations Contest Winners!

Congrats to winners Amy (Peridot), Lisa Hazen (Sweetgrass), Jeanne (Turquoise), Kim (Lapis), and Krista L. (Carnelian)!

Girls: email your addresses to newmoon@nbnet.nb.ca ASAP, so Trudy can get your pendants out to you! 

P.S. All Ramshackle Glam readers get 30% off of any New Moon Creations product (including tarot readings, which can be done via email) through March 31st. Just mention the site in your order form!

READER GIVEAWAY!
Trudy runs her own business selling pendants with healing properties, as well as performing tarot and crystal readings. 
She’s generously agreed to send custom-made pendants to five lucky readers…all you have to do is comment below with your favorite style by Saturday at midnight. I’ll post the winners’ names Sunday…so check back then to see if you won!
My favorite pendants:
- Amethyst Nature’s Power Pendant
- Sweetgrass Pendant
- Buffalo Sage Pendant
Go here to see them all!

READER GIVEAWAY!

Trudy runs her own business selling pendants with healing properties, as well as performing tarot and crystal readings. 

She’s generously agreed to send custom-made pendants to five lucky readers…all you have to do is comment below with your favorite style by Saturday at midnight. I’ll post the winners’ names Sunday…so check back then to see if you won!

My favorite pendants:

- Amethyst Nature’s Power Pendant

- Sweetgrass Pendant

- Buffalo Sage Pendant

Go here to see them all!

UPDATE 2/20: Congrats to winners Drhaun (Vanilla) & Maddie (Mocha)! 
UPDATE 2/19: Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered - the winners will be notified tomorrow. 
STARBUCKS FRAPPUCCINO LIGHT READER GIVEAWAY!
Just comment below with a word that you’d use to describe Starbucks Frappuccinos (let’s keep it clean, kids…), and two winners (picked randomly) will have a case of the new Starbucks Frappuccino Light in either Vanilla or Mocha flavor delivered right to their door.
Don’t forget to use your real email address when posting (none of this aksd@sldkjf stuff) so I can contact you if you’re the winner…and remember to also tell me your chosen flavor!
Contest ends Friday 2/19 at 12PM EST.

UPDATE 2/20: Congrats to winners Drhaun (Vanilla) & Maddie (Mocha)!

UPDATE 2/19: Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered - the winners will be notified tomorrow.

STARBUCKS FRAPPUCCINO LIGHT READER GIVEAWAY!

Just comment below with a word that you’d use to describe Starbucks Frappuccinos (let’s keep it clean, kids…), and two winners (picked randomly) will have a case of the new Starbucks Frappuccino Light in either Vanilla or Mocha flavor delivered right to their door.

Don’t forget to use your real email address when posting (none of this aksd@sldkjf stuff) so I can contact you if you’re the winner…and remember to also tell me your chosen flavor!

Contest ends Friday 2/19 at 12PM EST.

Thanks to all of you who sent in amazing Valentine’s Day ideas for the Perfume.com contest!
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Justine H. from Chestertown, Maryland, who’s taking home Marc Jacobs Lola.
Blake B. from New York, NY, the lucky winner of CK’s Secret Obsession (my personal fave).
Julia M. from Astoria, NY, who gets a bottle of Armani I’dole.
We’ll be doing another giveaway with Perfume.com shortly, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks to all of you who sent in amazing Valentine’s Day ideas for the Perfume.com contest!

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Justine H. from Chestertown, Maryland, who’s taking home Marc Jacobs Lola.

Blake B. from New York, NY, the lucky winner of CK’s Secret Obsession (my personal fave).

Julia M. from Astoria, NY, who gets a bottle of Armani I’dole.

We’ll be doing another giveaway with Perfume.com shortly, so keep your eyes peeled!

A V-DAY GIVEAWAY FROM PERFUME.COM!

All you have to do? Just take the quiz to find your perfect Valentine’s Day scent, and then email jordan@nonsociety.com by February 3 with the following information:

1) Your chosen scent

2) Your idea for the perfect Valentine’s Day date, based on your chosen scent (a sentence or two is fine)

3) Your address (in case you win!)

Product for giveaway generously donated by retailer.

PICK YOUR V-DAY PERFUME QUIZ FROM PERFUME.COM:
1. Where would you choose to spend your ultimate Valentine’s weekend?
a) A picturesque inn in the English countryside, curled up beside a roaring fire
b) Lounging on a Mediterranean beach in your string bikini
c) Catching a Broadway play in New York City
2. Which dessert best describes your “appetite” for Valentine’s Day romance with your lover?
a) A decadent golden pear pie with nutmeg and ginger…a la mode, of course (and with two forks!)
b) A spicy rum cake with a rich, creamy icing…the more excited your senses are, the better!
c) A classic platter of chocolate-covered strawberries to feed to each other
3) What type of cocktail do you plan on serving to get your significant other in the mood? 
a) A glass of deep red, full-flavored Cabernet
b) Bubbly champagne - the ultimate celebration drink
c) A Bellini made with white peaches and sparkling Italian wine
4) What sort of prep will you spring for before starting your Valentine’s Day celebrations?
a) The whole nine yards: mani/pedi, roots touch-up, and a new outfit (all the way down to some naughty underthings)
b) The basics: a bubble bath and some sunless tanner, so you’re temptingly golden at your candlelit dinner
c) Nothing…your lover adores you exactly as you are!
5. You want to be sure that your Valentine’s Day scent suggests that you are:
a) A sensual seductress with grace, beauty, and an independent spirit
b) Wildly provocative, intriguing and sultry
c) A playfully alluring, flirtatious temptress
MOSTLY A’S: You’re a PROFESSIONAL SEDUCTRESS.
When your friends have a love dilemma, you’re the one they turn to. You know when to play it soft and when to play it hard, and with your textbook-ready skills, snagging a lover is as easily as buttering toast. Your knack for reading people is the key to your confident powers of seduction, and your ability to adapt to your surroundings - whether a baseball game or a bedroom - brings your significant other to their knees.
Try an intense, multi-faceted scent like Georgio Armani’s I’dole Armani this Valentine’s Day: a modern, feminine fragrance for women.
MOSTLY B’S: You’re a BOLD AND BRAZEN SEDUCTRESS. 
When you’ve got your gaze locked on someone, they definite know it! Whether your target is alone by the bar or surrounded by pals, you feel comfortable strutting right up to let them know what’s up. You’ve mastered the art of batting eyelashes and flirtatious touches. You’re fabulous, self-assured, and great at working any room.
Spark instant attention (and attraction) with Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession.
MOSTLY C’S: You’re a SUGAR SWEET SEDUCTRESS.
Your approach to seduction is like a quiet storm: classic and subtle flirtations that get your love target caught in a whirlwind before they even know it. Rose petals, lacy lingerie, and candlelit dinners help you turn up the volume; it might take some time for your entire seduction plan to unfold, but you’re in the game for quality and quantity.
Leave him with an impression that’s sweet and truly unforgettable with Marc Jacobs’ Lola.
Product for giveaway generously donated by retailer.

PICK YOUR V-DAY PERFUME QUIZ FROM PERFUME.COM:

1. Where would you choose to spend your ultimate Valentine’s weekend?

a) A picturesque inn in the English countryside, curled up beside a roaring fire

b) Lounging on a Mediterranean beach in your string bikini

c) Catching a Broadway play in New York City

2. Which dessert best describes your “appetite” for Valentine’s Day romance with your lover?

a) A decadent golden pear pie with nutmeg and ginger…a la mode, of course (and with two forks!)

b) A spicy rum cake with a rich, creamy icing…the more excited your senses are, the better!

c) A classic platter of chocolate-covered strawberries to feed to each other

3) What type of cocktail do you plan on serving to get your significant other in the mood?

a) A glass of deep red, full-flavored Cabernet

b) Bubbly champagne - the ultimate celebration drink

c) A Bellini made with white peaches and sparkling Italian wine

4) What sort of prep will you spring for before starting your Valentine’s Day celebrations?

a) The whole nine yards: mani/pedi, roots touch-up, and a new outfit (all the way down to some naughty underthings)

b) The basics: a bubble bath and some sunless tanner, so you’re temptingly golden at your candlelit dinner

c) Nothing…your lover adores you exactly as you are!

5. You want to be sure that your Valentine’s Day scent suggests that you are:

a) A sensual seductress with grace, beauty, and an independent spirit

b) Wildly provocative, intriguing and sultry

c) A playfully alluring, flirtatious temptress

MOSTLY A’S: You’re a PROFESSIONAL SEDUCTRESS.

When your friends have a love dilemma, you’re the one they turn to. You know when to play it soft and when to play it hard, and with your textbook-ready skills, snagging a lover is as easily as buttering toast. Your knack for reading people is the key to your confident powers of seduction, and your ability to adapt to your surroundings - whether a baseball game or a bedroom - brings your significant other to their knees.

Try an intense, multi-faceted scent like Georgio Armani’s I’dole Armani this Valentine’s Day: a modern, feminine fragrance for women.

MOSTLY B’S: You’re a BOLD AND BRAZEN SEDUCTRESS.

When you’ve got your gaze locked on someone, they definite know it! Whether your target is alone by the bar or surrounded by pals, you feel comfortable strutting right up to let them know what’s up. You’ve mastered the art of batting eyelashes and flirtatious touches. You’re fabulous, self-assured, and great at working any room.

Spark instant attention (and attraction) with Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession.

MOSTLY C’S: You’re a SUGAR SWEET SEDUCTRESS.

Your approach to seduction is like a quiet storm: classic and subtle flirtations that get your love target caught in a whirlwind before they even know it. Rose petals, lacy lingerie, and candlelit dinners help you turn up the volume; it might take some time for your entire seduction plan to unfold, but you’re in the game for quality and quantity.

Leave him with an impression that’s sweet and truly unforgettable with Marc Jacobs’ Lola.

Product for giveaway generously donated by retailer.

Shooting a Valentine’s Day reader giveaway for Perfume.com (contest begins Monday!) with a certain very handsome costar.
Product for giveaway generously donated by retailer.

Shooting a Valentine’s Day reader giveaway for Perfume.com (contest begins Monday!) with a certain very handsome costar.

Product for giveaway generously donated by retailer.

READER GIVEAWAY: SPECK PIXELSKIN!
As I’ve said before, I’m not the most careful iPhone owner, and Pixelskins are the only things keeping my phone alive. Seriously, they’re the best ever…especially for the accident-prone.
I’ll send a fab sorbet-pink Pixelskin to the 10th reader to email me at jordan@nonsociety with the subject line SPECK PIXELSKIN GIVEAWAY. (Don’t forget to include your address in the body of the email so I can get your prize to you!)
UPDATE: Congrats to winner Theodora! To everyone else who entered, stay tuned…I have some amazing giveaways coming up in the next few weeks!

READER GIVEAWAY: SPECK PIXELSKIN!

As I’ve said before, I’m not the most careful iPhone owner, and Pixelskins are the only things keeping my phone alive. Seriously, they’re the best ever…especially for the accident-prone.

I’ll send a fab sorbet-pink Pixelskin to the 10th reader to email me at jordan@nonsociety with the subject line SPECK PIXELSKIN GIVEAWAY. (Don’t forget to include your address in the body of the email so I can get your prize to you!)

UPDATE: Congrats to winner Theodora! To everyone else who entered, stay tuned…I have some amazing giveaways coming up in the next few weeks!

A SPECIAL OFFER FOR MY AFFIANCED READERS:
Brooklyn Based is holding a fabulous wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, on January 9 at the Bell House, where you can meet more than 30 exceptional, handpicked vendors to help you plan your day, whether you live in Brooklyn or just want to bring a little Brooklyn flavor to your ceremony.
The lovely Rebecca Shepherd, who you’ve seen here, will be in attendance, along with vendors such as Brooklyn Brewery, Red Table Catering, Shootbooth photobooths, and DJ Lady J. Photographers! Goodie bag designers! Makeup artists! Champagne and passed appetizers! And the best part? They’re raffling off a J.Crew bridal “shopping party” along with travel vouchers and a wedding dress from Butter by Nadia.  
Tickets are on sale now for $40 for the full day or $20 for a three-hour session, but NS readers can enter discount code wcfive when ordering at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91586 to get $5 off a half day or $10 off a full day. (Discount is good until Friday at midnight.)
I plan on being there, sniffing about for potential “Domestic Bliss” guests. Say hi if you see me! 

A SPECIAL OFFER FOR MY AFFIANCED READERS:

Brooklyn Based is holding a fabulous wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, on January 9 at the Bell House, where you can meet more than 30 exceptional, handpicked vendors to help you plan your day, whether you live in Brooklyn or just want to bring a little Brooklyn flavor to your ceremony.

The lovely Rebecca Shepherd, who you’ve seen here, will be in attendance, along with vendors such as Brooklyn Brewery, Red Table Catering, Shootbooth photobooths, and DJ Lady J. Photographers! Goodie bag designers! Makeup artists! Champagne and passed appetizers! And the best part? They’re raffling off a J.Crew bridal “shopping party” along with travel vouchers and a wedding dress from Butter by Nadia.  

Tickets are on sale now for $40 for the full day or $20 for a three-hour session, but NS readers can enter discount code wcfive when ordering at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91586 to get $5 off a half day or $10 off a full day. (Discount is good until Friday at midnight.)

I plan on being there, sniffing about for potential “Domestic Bliss” guests. Say hi if you see me! 

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.
DOMESTIC BLISS READERS’ CONTEST…WIN $100 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE FROM RAMBLERS WAY!!
Generally, when I think wool, here are the words that come to mind: itchy, scratchy, hot, misery. When I learned about Ramblers Way apparel I was a touch skeptical that it could actually be as soft and lovely as they claim…but I ordered a long-sleeved henley for my dad, and lo and behold, I have “re-imagined” wool: the superfine worsted wool used by Ramblers Way is SUPER, CRAZY SOFT. The next-to-skin garments are specially made to be incredibly durable, as well as equally warming and cooling, so they’re wearable all-year-round. 
Some of my favorite items:
Women’s Long Jane
Women’s Hipster Brief
Men’s Long-Sleeve Henley
Ramblers Way was founded by the guy behind Tom’s of Maine (awesome natural toothpaste, deodorant, soap, etc), CNBC’s Entrepreneur of the Year Tom Chappell. The line is totally green (the sheep breed and graze naturally, and the company works to protect wildlife habitats), and the Rambouillet wool is farmed and produced in the U.S., making it a lower-impact alternative to Merino wool produced overseas. Ramblers Way also gives 10% of profits and 5% of paid time back to the community, and is basically a company totally deserving of our support. 
Through 1/31/09, get 10% off all orders using code SMM1.
NOW…HOW TO WIN $100 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE?! 
It’s easy: just tweet a message containing the URL of this blog post and the hashtag #RamblersWay between now and January 25, 2010.
FOR OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES, CLICK HERE.
contest rules Ramblers Way

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

DOMESTIC BLISS READERS’ CONTEST…WIN $100 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE FROM RAMBLERS WAY!!

Generally, when I think wool, here are the words that come to mind: itchy, scratchy, hot, misery. When I learned about Ramblers Way apparel I was a touch skeptical that it could actually be as soft and lovely as they claim…but I ordered a long-sleeved henley for my dad, and lo and behold, I have “re-imagined” wool: the superfine worsted wool used by Ramblers Way is SUPER, CRAZY SOFT. The next-to-skin garments are specially made to be incredibly durable, as well as equally warming and cooling, so they’re wearable all-year-round. 

Some of my favorite items:

Women’s Long Jane

Women’s Hipster Brief

Men’s Long-Sleeve Henley

Ramblers Way was founded by the guy behind Tom’s of Maine (awesome natural toothpaste, deodorant, soap, etc), CNBC’s Entrepreneur of the Year Tom Chappell. The line is totally green (the sheep breed and graze naturally, and the company works to protect wildlife habitats), and the Rambouillet wool is farmed and produced in the U.S., making it a lower-impact alternative to Merino wool produced overseas. Ramblers Way also gives 10% of profits and 5% of paid time back to the community, and is basically a company totally deserving of our support. 

Through 1/31/09, get 10% off all orders using code SMM1.

NOW…HOW TO WIN $100 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE?!

It’s easy: just tweet a message containing the URL of this blog post and the hashtag #RamblersWay between now and January 25, 2010.

FOR OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES, CLICK HERE.

contest rules Ramblers Way SocialSpark Disclosure Badge

AND THE WINNER OF THE N.O. BREW RECIPE CONTEST IS….ELAINE!
ELAINE’S OREO PEPPERMINT MOCHA 
What you need: 
2-3 Oreos, crushed 1/2 oz creme de menthe or peppermint syrup 6 oz N.O. Brew coffee (made with milk)Whipped cream Crushed candy cane pieces, for garnish Crushed Oreo pieces, for garnish 
Optional: a squeeze of chocolate syrup.
What you do: 
1. Stir creme de menthe or peppermint syrup (and chocolate syrup, if using) into hot coffee. 2. Add crushed Oreos and stir well. 3. Garnish with whipped cream, crushed Oreos and crushed candy cane pieces. Serve immediately. 
Thanks so much to all of you who sent me recipes - each and every one sounded absolutely delicious, and I’ll be posting a couple of runner-ups in the days to come! 

AND THE WINNER OF THE N.O. BREW RECIPE CONTEST IS….ELAINE!

ELAINE’S OREO PEPPERMINT MOCHA 

What you need

2-3 Oreos, crushed 
1/2 oz creme de menthe or peppermint syrup 
6 oz N.O. Brew coffee (made with milk)
Whipped cream 
Crushed candy cane pieces, for garnish 
Crushed Oreo pieces, for garnish 

Optional: a squeeze of chocolate syrup.

What you do

1. Stir creme de menthe or peppermint syrup (and chocolate syrup, if using) into hot coffee. 
2. Add crushed Oreos and stir well. 
3. Garnish with whipped cream, crushed Oreos and crushed candy cane pieces. Serve immediately. 

Thanks so much to all of you who sent me recipes - each and every one sounded absolutely delicious, and I’ll be posting a couple of runner-ups in the days to come! 

And now…a little DOMESTIC BLISS READERS’ CONTEST!
This morning it was too cold for me to hit the streets in search of my usual cup of coffee from the deli down the block, so I was very, very psyched when the mailman delivered a box full of N.O. Brew coffee, courtesy of the company reps. It’s very delicious, comes in lots of different flavors, can be served hot or cold…and each bottle makes up to thirteen coffee drinks, so it’s economical, as well. 
YOUR CHALLENGE: Come up with a fabulous recipe (could be a drink, dessert, whatever) that uses N.O. Brew coffee. I’ll pick my favorite submission, print the recipe here, and the company will send the winner a free case of coffee! Yum.
Send your recipe ideas to jordan@nonsociety.com by Saturday afternoon; winner will be announced Sunday. Please include your address in the email, in case you’re the lucky winner!
As an example, here’s a recipe using N.O. Brew that sounds absolutely delicious:
IRISH COFFEE
What you need:
1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
6 oz traditional NO Brew flavor
Whipped cream
What you do: 
1. Pour whiskey into the bottom of a warmed coffee mug.
2. Add brown sugar and hot coffee; stir to combine.
3. Gently spoon several tablespoons of cream over the top of the hot coffee mixture.
4. Do not stir! Serve immediately.

And now…a little DOMESTIC BLISS READERS’ CONTEST!

This morning it was too cold for me to hit the streets in search of my usual cup of coffee from the deli down the block, so I was very, very psyched when the mailman delivered a box full of N.O. Brew coffee, courtesy of the company reps. It’s very delicious, comes in lots of different flavors, can be served hot or cold…and each bottle makes up to thirteen coffee drinks, so it’s economical, as well. 

YOUR CHALLENGE: Come up with a fabulous recipe (could be a drink, dessert, whatever) that uses N.O. Brew coffee. I’ll pick my favorite submission, print the recipe here, and the company will send the winner a free case of coffee! Yum.

Send your recipe ideas to jordan@nonsociety.com by Saturday afternoon; winner will be announced Sunday. Please include your address in the email, in case you’re the lucky winner!

As an example, here’s a recipe using N.O. Brew that sounds absolutely delicious:

IRISH COFFEE

What you need:

1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey

1 tsp brown sugar

6 oz traditional NO Brew flavor

Whipped cream

What you do: 

1. Pour whiskey into the bottom of a warmed coffee mug.

2. Add brown sugar and hot coffee; stir to combine.

3. Gently spoon several tablespoons of cream over the top of the hot coffee mixture.

4. Do not stir! Serve immediately.