Thursday, October 29, 2009

Love DBM Discount Reminder!


You have until this Saturday to take advantage of 10% off any item in Love DBM's shop! All you have to do is type in "thegiveawaydiva" in the notes to seller! This is perfect for those of you who didn't win the giveaway!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winner of Love DBM Giveaway!!


Yay there are still two awesome giveaways to enter and many more to come! But I have drawn the winner for the amazing bracelet from Love DBM!

There were 361 entries in total and I put them all in the lovely random number generator and got out:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

27 

Timestamp: 2009-10-28 06:35:32 UTC

So the very lucky winner is: suburban prep!!

Yay! Congrats!! I will be emailing you to get your information!! You have two days to reply to me or I will pick a new winner!!!

Stay tunned for more review and giveaway goodness! =)

Karmin Salon Pro Styling Iron and Charm Factory Giveaway Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the amazing giveaway for the Karmin Pro Styling Iron will be ending soon!! You don't want to miss out on this amazing giveaway!!!

Click here to enter!

Also the Charm Factory giveaway will be ending soon too!!!

Click here to enter!!!

Modest Peach Review


Today's amazing review comes courtesy of the amazing jewelry shop Modest Peach. The awesome thing about Modest Peach is that it's just a baby! It was started up in 2009 and already it is gracing admirers from all over! Catherine who is not only the owner but the head designer was a pleasure to work with and she really is committed in ensuring that each piece not only is crafted perfectly but she also equips you with the knowledge of taking proper care of all your jewelry, whether they come from Modest Peach or not! She's also models her jewelry and she's a definite cutie pie! =)

I was so lucky because for my review I got to review an amazing necklace that is so new that it's not even on her website!! I'm so lucky that I got to be a guinea pig (because sometimes being the guinea pig is not a good thing!!) It is an exclusive necklace that is a sterling silver necklace that is adorned with several Swarovski crystals, that will be featured soon in shops, but for now I am the very lucky girl who has the only necklace out there! =) A great thing to note is that all jewelry made by Modest Peach contains high quality materials such as sterling silver, freshwater pearls and genuine Swarvoski crystals!

When I first opened my package I was so amazed at the amazing presentation, you really do not need to re-wrap the box since it is a work of art to begin with! When you open the box the first thing you notice is that your jewelry comes in a very soft jewelry pouch! This is perfect because not only does it minimize tangling but it prevents your silver from tarnishing! I didn't know that just being exposed to air could tarnish your silver jewelry but I did once I read the informative card that told me how to take good care of my jewelry!

I was so amazed when I finally opened the pouch and my necklace was revealed! It truly was so beautiful and sparkly that I had to put it on right away! It is made of two rows of delicate sterling silver chain and on each chain there is a sprinkling of super shiny crystals! Although it is a bit fancy and would look perfect for a dressy event or even a wedding, I believe in blinging out my outfits everyday so I did end up wearing it to school and even on a date night! I received many envious compliments on the necklace and about how shiny and eye catching it was! I really love this necklace and I know that I will get a lot of wear out of it! =)

Me with the amazing and very exclusive Modest Peach Necklace on!!

Up close view of the necklace! See how it sparkles?

Modest Peach has an amazing return policy of 30 days! So if you are not totally satisfied with your purchase (which I doubt will happen!!) you can return it! Also Catherine stands by Modest Peach's quality of craftsmanship, if your jewelry is defective you can return it within 90 days (which I doubt will happen since I have tested the quality and it is superb!)

Modest Peach has some of the most amazing cuffs that I have ever seen! I am so in love with the Emily! I mean who could resist such an amazing looking flower! And the Valerie is something that I could totally see many celebs rocking out in! The prices are so reasonable for the quality that you will be receiving and while these are very trendy and in right now, they have the quality that allows them to be a classic staple in your collection!


One very lucky lady will get a chance to score the necklace that I reviewed....but of course you have to wait! In the meantime head on over to Modest Peach and do some drooling...and give your credit card a workout! She's having a big sale!!! =)


Note: I was not compensated for this review other than the necklace that was sent to me in order to provide an accurate review. All opinions expressed within this giveaway are my own honest views.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Giveaway Reminder!!!

This is a quick reminder that you only have a few more days in which to enter the amazing giveaway for the LoveDBM bracelet and the amazing Karmin Pro Hair Straightener!!!! Click on the links on the left sidebar to go to the giveaways!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

What I'm Lusting After!

As the trees change colour and it gets colder that means more time to shop! And what better way to shop than to do it from the comfort of your own home? No line-ups or fussy kids crying and running around.....my idea of a perfect experience....not to mention that the kitchen is a few steps away!

Here are some items that I am drooling over:


Statement necklaces are a huge trend right now and this amazing RANJANA KHAN Turquoise Bib Necklace ($1155.00) is all you need!! Seriously you could be wearing a paper bag and everyone would notice the necklace and not that your a crazy person wearing a paper bag!!!



This amazing Leopard Print Gown by Notte by Marchesa ($1,200) is so amazing!! It would turn and heads and guarentee that you are the center of attention wherever you went! I can just see it flowing in the wind! And animal print is for the girl who isn't afraid to explore her wild side!


I love me a good ruffle! Seriously the more ruffles the merrier! That's why I love this amazing ruffled cardigan from Milly (245)! I heart Milly too! And I love how cardigans can be thrown on any old tank top to make you look polished and well put together!! A trick that I use numerous times when I wake up late and have to throw on anything I can find!

Yes more ruffles!! (See I told you I love ruffles) And although the model looks like she's pissed to be wearing that ruffled tank, if I was in her place I would be smiling! This is a bit more affordable at $138 and it's the Ruffle Halter Top from BCBG! Seriously how amazing would this look under that ruffled cardigan!!! Ruffle heaven!!
Omg this ring is soooo amazing!!! Seriously who would have thought that purple and green could look so good. This is the Marie Antoinette Ring by Wendy Brandes and it is totaly TDF!!! This custom-cut amethyst and tsavorites ring in 18k gold is the epitome of luxury (hence it's name) I mean heck most people would wear this as a fancy cocktail ring...but at it's cost ($12,500) I'd rock it every single day!!!

OMG It's a Suggie!! A Free Snuggie!!!


Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year or so then you will be "snuggie what" Snuggie is an awesome blanket that you can wear!!! It has openings for your arms and it's totally awesome!!

Yea I'm going to rock my Snuggie even though it looks ridonkulous!! I always have cold hands and feet!!

My boyfriend sent me this link that one of his friends sent to him....and now I'm passing you on the Snuggie love!! I want all my readers to be nice and warm this winter!!

Follow the link for your free snuggie!!!

Ps: Not quite sure if this is for real or not!! =( I signed up and I'll let you know if I get mine in the mail!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Cuteness

Hey my lovely readers! Hope you have a great Sunday!!! Make sure to enter all the great giveaways I have going on right now!! You can see them on the right hand side of my blog! =)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Exciting Way to Earn Free Jewelry from Joolwe.com!!!

As some of you know I had a giveaway for amazing Joolwe.com jewelry back on my blog sometime ago. I just got an email from them talking about their amazing new initiative: Joolwe.com's Free Jewelry Loyalty Reward Program!!!

The great thing is that everyone is allowed to participate so even if you live far far away from the states you can still join!! I really want to share this with my readers because it is so easy to gain points that you are guaranteed to get at least one piece of jewelry absolutely free, and I love my free things! All you need to do is make an account and there are so many awesome and easy ways to earn points! Here are the ways to earn points:

I love how you can earn a point for every dollar you spend!!! That means that you can get even more bang for your buck and even more importantly more amazing jewelry for your money!

Also if you are a blogger you can blog about this amazing program and get 30 gold points!!! That means you are automatically able to recieve a peice of amazing Joolwe.com jewelry!!!

Additional Ways to Earn Reward Points: Besides making purchase at Joolwe.com, additional reward points can be earned by the following methods:

  1. (1) Write Review on Items you have purchased. No reward point will be granted to reviews on items you have not purchased - 3 Gold Points
  2. (2) Subscribe to our newsletter - 3 Gold Points
  3. (3) Blog about Joolwe.com and our reward program. (see Submission form for more detail) - 30 Gold Points
  4. (4) Be a guest writer for our blog (Original article only). - 10 Gold Points per article
The prizes that you can use your points towards are amazing and truly drool worthy! You can check out the goods here!!!

Here are some of my personal favs and ones that I will be working towards getting my hands on:


Also in order to get the word out they will be offering an amazing giveaway here on my blog....so stay tuned for that!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Charm Factory Giveaway!!

Here is another amazing giveaway brought to you by an amazing company that I got to do a review for! I seriously loved doing a review for this product and I am so happy that one of my lucky readers gets a chance to win one too!!!

Here is the review that I did for them so you can get to know them better!

As a child I have always loved charm bracelets and I had one with cheap plastic flowers! I swear I loved that bracelet to death and I was so devistated when it broke and my mom made me take it off! Well I am much older now and while my tastes have changed I definetly am still in love with charm bracelets! I guess the idea of being able to express myself through adorable and sparkly charms will never go out of fashion, at least not in my books!

Today's review comes courtesy of an amazing company: Charm Factory!

Charm Factory specializes in charm bracelets with over a thousand amazing charms in sterling silver!! That's right they only use sterling silver in their charms and bracelets so you will never have to worry about the quality of your bracelet. Angie was so amazing and she let me choose out my own bracelet as well as eight charms!!! I seriously felt like a kid in a candy store!

I swear it was the hardest thing to be able to choose my charms because I seriously loved every single charm that they had! And with the large variety of charms on their site it was no easy task being able to narrow it down, but in the end I did! My favorite category by far was the Charms with Crystals!! As you may know from my previous posts I love me some bling bling! And if you didn't know that you do now!!

They also have other amazing categories such as Animals and Pets; Beach Charms; Clothing and Accessories; and so much more!! Seriously if you can think of a charm that you like, there is a great chance that Charm Factory will have it! I also really love how they describe each charm in great detail, including the weight and the measurements of the charm so that you can factor it in when you are building your own charm bracelet!

Angie who was my contact at Charm Factory was such a sweetheart! There was some weird mixup at the post office and they were charging me a huge duty fee so Angie kindly sent it back to me! At first I was afraid of letting her know, but she is a testiment to the customer service that you will recieve at Charm Factory!


My charm bracelet had the following charms:







I love each and every charm and it looks so chic! I have gotten a lot of compliments and everyone loves the bunny (which is my favorite) because he moves!! It has a great weight and not too heavy but you can tell that this is really made of Sterling Silver and not just plated in it! I love how the bracelet is easily adjustable because I have very small wrists and hands so that it won't slip off! I have worn this a lot and I love looking at all the charms dangling on my arm! Also they help put the charms on secure jump rings so that your charms won't fall out!! The charms are so affordable and all of them are under $20 so it would make a perfect present for all occasions whether it be for birthdays or graduations!

Charm Factory toally made my day with thier charm bracelets and with so much great selection there are charms for everyone! Young or old!

The Giveaway!

Angie and Charm Factory was so amazingly kind to offer one very lucky Giveaway Diva reader a charm bracelet of their very own!! And not only that they will get to choose eight charms that they would love on their bracelet! This is very generous because my bracelet came out to be $135!!!

This giveaway is open worldwide!!! So anyone can enter!! =)

How to Enter:

1) Head on over to Charm Factory and tell me what three charms you would get! This is mandatory for entry! YOu will get three entries! =)
2) If you are a new blog follower I'll welcome you with four extra entries!!
3) If you are a loyal blog follower you guys rock! (And no I am not biased) you get six extra entries!
4) If you blog about this giveaway with a link to the giveaway post, and a link to Charm Factory (http://www.charmfactory.com/silver-charms.htm)! If you do so and leave a link I'll give you five extra entries!
5) If you post my blog button on your blog I'll give you five extra entries
6) If you purchase anything from Charm Factory you get ten extra entries!
7) If you enter any one of my current giveaways (found on the top right side) you get one extra entry for each giveaway!
8) If you enter the giveaway for $200 that I was talking about in my previous post, you get two extra entries! Click here to go to the post to find out how to enter!

This giveaway will end on November 7th!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Amazing Opportunity to Win $200 (In Cold Hard Cash Baby)!!!

Yea I can't believe my eyes either! LuShae Jewelry, which specializes in affordable jewelry that looks like the real thing is having an amazing giveaway and she was wondering if I would participate in getting the word out!

I'm freaking out!!! This giveaway is amazing because it is for cold hard cash!!!! That's right ladies you can use this $200 any way you want!!! But I would suggest using it in LuShae Jewelry because you really get some quality jewelry! But if not there are tons of other ways to spend it too! That's 40 cups of your favorite Starbucks beverage, about 120 Coffee Crisps or three very fancy dinners!! As you can see there are tons of ways to spend $200!

The best part about this giveaway is that all that is required of you is to post one of their buttons on any networking site you like to spend (or waste) your time at. So post their button on your: blog, website or social profile page and the best part is that as long as you have their button up then you are eligable to be entered for this giveaway every month!! Seriously, it doesn't take very long to do and as a huge plus the buttons are drop dead funny:


Ahha this one is so going up on my blog!! I'm crossing my fingers that the boyfriend is secretly reading this blog behind my back and he will get the hint so I can get something sparkly for the next special occasion, but sadly he doesn't! =(

Ahha I can totataly relate to this!!! Seriously for the men out there....all girls love sparkly things! Not an iron or set of pans (although they can be nice too!)


Click here to enter and if you win you know who to thank!! =) Let her know that I sent you! =)

Cutest Thing Ever!!!

This is the Cutest thing ever!!!


Just click here to go to the video!


(boo hoooo i just realized that I don`t know how to upload it straight to my blog!!!) Sadness!!!

But yea he is sooo cute!! I just want to run out and buy myself a french bulldog puppy of my own!! Wish Oliver could do this! But after so many treats he still just looks at me!! Grr so smart! I wish I could just roll around all day like that....which I could but I would just look so silly!

Some people may think that the owner is cruel just letting the puppy struggle to get up, but if you think about it the puppy is a funny football like shape and if he never learns to get up on his own, what will happen when there is no one to help him up!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Love DBM Giveaway!


Today's giveaway and review comes from a lovely etsy shop Love DBM whose lovely designer Melissa designs all of the jewelry featured in the Love DBM etsy shop! Melissa is a very talented designer and she is only eighteen! I have to say she is very professional and takes great care in her designs and customer service. What I love most about her shop is that portions of proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! I love when stores donate some of their proceeds to a cause because it doesn't make me feel guilty when I spend money because I get something pretty and it's for a good cause....at least that's what I'd like my mom to believe!

Melissa was so sweet to understand my situation of being so busy in school! I felt really bad since I was supposed to hold this review much earlier but Melissa was so understanding since she has school as well! She was so nice to send me one of her best sellers: The Buddha Bracelet in 14k Gold! A huge trend that is in Hollywood right now is the piles and piles of bracelets that celebs pile on their arms, seriously it looks like they get a workout everytime they lift their arms up! And many celebs love the look of wooden bracelets with golden charms on it! Now for the most of us we may love this look, but we don't have the money to spend! Melissa's pieces definitely offer a great and affordable option!

It didn't take me long to get the bracelet and Melissa even wrote me a very sweet note on Hello Kitty stationary!! I really love Hello Kitty so I felt that it was an awesome touch! At first I was afraid that the bracelet would be honking huge and be too obvious but I was so relieved and pleased to discover that the bracelet was very delicate and finely detailed! I really love the ebony beads and how they nicely highlight the little gold Buddha charm that is actually dipped in 14K gold and shines so bright! I loved the little Buddha charm that hangs from the bracelet and I would say that Melissa was right in saying that he brought good luck! I really enjoy wearing this bracelet piled on with the other bracelets that I have, and I feel that it really does stand out nicely in contrast with the others. I have had many nice compliments that the charm is nice and shiny! I also loved that it fit on my hand! I have freakishly small wrists and it's often really hard to find bracelets that won't fall off my hand. I swear I have lost so many bracelets simply from it slipping off! =( The bracelet is on a 6.5 inch jelly cord which can stretch to accommodate any size wrist, meaning anyone and everyone can wear it!!!

Melissa has a small shop but what she lacks in size she makes up in quality! She really has some amazing designs in her shop and I really love all of the amazing colours and textures that are featured! I would have to say that my favorite pieces would have to be her Mimosa bracelet that are made with tons and tons of amazing (200+ to be exact) swarovski crystals and glass beads!!

Why don’t we read her interview in order to better get to know her:

Name: Melissa Wong
Name of shop: loveDBM
Location:At the current moment I’m in New York for school. I’m from Miami.
Favourite item from your shop: The buddha bracelet in 14k gold. It’s really cute.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m eighteen years old and have been creating jewelry since I was really little. I loved going to craft stores with my mom and buy big bright plastic beads that I’d string into necklaces. Now I guess I’ve graduated to swarovski crystal, semi-precious stones and using sterling silver and karat gold. When I was a toddler I pronounced my name “Misa”, and it became a family nickname. “loveDBM” stands for “love, Designs by Misa”, the original name of my company. Another funny fact relevant to my career as a designer: when I turned thirteen years old I didn’t get a cell phone or clothes; I opened my present to find an official small business license and a website domain name for my little store. Thanks mom!

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
One of the things that I’m most proud of is following my dreams and not letting the idea of being young in this industry deter me from finding success. I like that I have the determination to continue dance, be a designer, focus on academics and earn myself a place at NYU.

When and what made you want to open up your shop?
I’ve sold pieces to friends and boutiques within Miami, but I wasn’t completely comfortable with the idea of being a business owner. Turning eighteen, I realized that success isn’t found in comfort zones, and some risks were in order. To be a designer is to be a businessperson and it was time for my little company to grow a little more.

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process:
My creation process generally follows something along the lines of being inspired, brainstorming all my ideas in my little design book, playing with materials, and turning a design sketch into a wearable piece. I don’t really have a procedure or rules when it comes to creating.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs?
My designs come from what makes me happy and what I believe will make others happy as well. Sometimes that happiness is from what’s chic and a big Hollywood trend at the moment, and sometimes it’s from classic pieces. I’m inspired by the ability of jewelry to be a statement piece, a representation of your personality that you wear.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
That’s a toughie. I think the ability to fly around everywhere would be neat.

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
A hummingbird. It’s small (like me), fast and it drinks sugar all day.

The Giveaway


Melissa was so generous in offering one lucky reader the amazing bracelet that I got to review!! I swear it brings you luck! The bracelet is ebony beads and it nicely highlights the little gold Buddha charm that is actually dipped in 14K gold! This bracelet is valued at $24!

As an added bonus Melissa has been so kind to extend a 10% off discount to her store for my blog readers! Just mention "the giveaway diva" at checkout! This discount code is good until October 31st so get a move on!

This giveaway is open to EVERYONE!! So even if you live in Antartica you can enter! =)

How to Enter:

1) Head on over to Melissa’s shop, Love DBM and find something else that you love for one entry! This is mandatory for entry!
2) If you are a new blog follower I'll welcome you with four extra entries!!
3) If you are a loyal blog follower you guys rock! (And no I am not biased) you get six extra entries!
4) If you blog about this giveaway with a link to the giveaway post, and a link to Love DBM (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7595912)! If you do so and leave a link I'll give you five extra entries!
5) If you post my blog button on your blog I'll give you five extra entries
6) If you purchase anything from Love DBM you get ten extra entries!
7) If you enter any one of my current giveaways (found on the top right side) you get one extra entry for each giveaway!
8) If you enter the giveaway for $200 that I was talking about in my previous post, you get two extra entries! Click here to go to the post to find out how to enter!

Wow so many ways to enter! This giveaway ends October 26th!