Monday, May 30, 2011

Freebies for Canadians: Breakfast on Subway


For all you fellow Canadians out there how would you like to start your day off with a free breakfast? Subway will be hosting a free breakfast day tomorrow May 31st! If you stop by any participating Subway location between 7 and 10 am you can get a free ham and cheese egg melt on flatbread with a 12 oz Seattle's Best Coffee!

Enjoy!



Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bek's Boutique Review


I love the look of Chan Luu leather wrapped bracelets, but I hate that they will put a major dent in your wallet! So what is a girl to do when she wants the look but not the huge price tags? Head on over to Etsy of course! That's where I found Bek's Boutique which specializes exclusively in leather wrap bracelets.



I love the look of the bracelets from Bek's Boutique because she offers amazing selection of beads and I love how she combines unexpected colours together. Rebekah uses high quality leather thread so that the bracelet will keep up through rough wear and tear and will ensure that you enjoy your bracelet for years to come.




If you don't see something on Bek's Boutique or would like something customized to your liking you can always contact Rebekah because she is super easy and wonderful to work with. You can also get the bracelets adjusted to your wrist size so that the bracelet fits perfectly.

My Review:

Rebekah was so kind to send me two acracelets in order to do a review on Bek's Boutique and I was so amazed by the way that the bracelets arrived to my door.


The bracelets were wrapped in lovely pink boxes tied up with matching pink ribbon, perfect for gift giving!
The inside of the box truly is a testiment to how important great packaging is! I love how the boxes had an amazing pattern printed in them and more importantly that the tissue paper matched the inside of the box! So pretty!


The first bracelet that I was sent was a great wrap bracelet that can comfortably be wrapped around four times around a regular wrist. It was a bit large for me since I actually have really thin wrists but it still will not slip off which is huge. The bracelet is made of jasper beads that are strung around durable leather. I love that Rebekah finished off this bracelet with an amazing detailed button. The bracelet can also be worn as a necklace so it's a super versitle piece.


The second bracelet that I was sent was this amazing detailed bracelet that featured a lovely selection of blue beads. I love that the beads look like they make up a floral design and the detailing of the silver spacer beads. The bracelet is finished off by a shell button and fits well on a regular size wrist.


I love the look of the bracelets when they are stacked together! They really go well with all outfits and I love that they have the look of Chan Luu bracelets but at a huge fraction of the cost! If you love the look of the bracelets that I received from Bek's Boutique you will be so happy to hear that one lucky Giveaway Diva reader will win a bracelet!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

HURRY Lija Style Giveaway


My Friend works for Lija Style and they have an awesome giveaway going on their facebook page! Hurry the white skirt (#4) is the last item and if you tag yourself you win! They have super cute athletic wear!!

Click here to enter!

Let me know if you won!

*Update*

Yay a Giveaway Diva Reader was the last one to nab a cute tennis skirt from Lija Style!! =) Congrats goes out to Brianna!

I was the lucky one to nab the super adorable dress!

Simply You Jewelry Review

As you know I'm a huge jewelry fiend! I feature so much jewelry on my blog, but it still hasn't dampened my love for finding new and great jewlery businesses. Simply You Jewelry is a great new jewelry line that is based in Canada (wahoo for Canadian businesses!) and the best thing is that while they have great pieces they offer an opportunity for women to earn free jewelry and earn a great income!

They are a great company with great pieces that are trendy but at the same time evokes a sense of classic elegance. The unique thing about Simply You is the fact that while you can buy their jewelry the regular way online and have it shipped to you, you can actually become a hostess and hold Simply You parties at your home where you can get free jewelry and great discounts. Another option is to become an advisor and go into business yourself selling their jewelry.



They offer a great selection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings and great affordable prices. The pieces are amazing and truly look like you spent way more than you actually did!

My Review:

Simply You was so kind in order to send me two pieces from their line of jewelry. I was very impressed when they arrived because the packaging was divine and it went along with their purple theme.



Each piece arrived in it's own purple velvet bag with the Simply You logo emblazoned on it. I love the fact that it came in it's own bag because it makes it easy to store when not in use.


I was sent the Ella Bracelet and the Pissarro Necklace in order to conduct an in-depth review of Simply You Jewelry.


The Ella Bracelet is priced at $40 and has fine braiding detail. This is a great cuff and it's easy to put on with a spring hinge. I love the fact that it is two toned because it really brings out the details and makes if very versatile.


The Pissarro Necklace is priced at $45 and it features a bright vibrant blue glass saphire as a pendant that is surrounded by detailed metal work. This necklace is adjustable and can be 16 inches to 18 inches.

I love both pieces and they really cause a great statement when I put them on. If you love Simply You Jewelry as much as I do, then head on over to do a bit of shopping!

*Disclosure: I was sent the above items for review from the sponsor in order to conduct a detailed review. No other monetary compensation was provided.

Giveaway Reminder: Amrita Singh Coral Earrings


Just a quick reminder that the Amrita Singh Giveaway for the lovely coral earrings will be ending tonight! So get in your entries now!

Click here to enter!

VA Home Loans

If you know a veteran or are one yourself you know that when it comes time to purchase a new house it is often very hard and your are often faced with many obstacles. VA Home Loans is dedicated to providing services that help assist veterans in securing the finances to be able to afford their homes.

They
specialize in VA loans and VA Streamline Refinance and they take great pride in serving those who've so unselfishly served our country. Because they work closely with veterans in helping them secure loans they are able to streamline the process and make it quick easy and hassle-free.

If you live in the Maryland area a great resource to check out is the Maryland VA Home Loans where you can great resources and friendly assistance. VA Home Loans experts have a great track record, they help hundreds of families each week to qualify and to secure the loan that they may need and they are there to guide you through the process.


*Disclosure: Please note that this is a paid post and while I received monetary compensation to write this post the opinons are that of my own. Please do your own research when deciding upon a product. All money made goes directly into making The Giveaway Diva better for my readers and to pay for shipping costs associated with giveaways

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MedicareSupplimentalInsurance.com

It is important when you have a family to get the best possible coverage when it comes to their health. And healthcare is not cheap, so it is crucial to get the best insurance that can ensure that if your family gets sick you can focus on making sure that they get the best medical attention rather than worrying about how you are going to be able to afford their care.

MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com is a site that offer information to help you receive the best Medicare supplemental insurance policy possible. They work hard to ensure that you get the best coverage for you and your family at the best possible costs. It is helpful that they breakdown the different medical plans and coverage by state so that it is easy to find the relevant information.

Another relevant site that ties in with MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com is FuneralPlanningToday.com

Friday, May 20, 2011

Olivia Collins Designs Giveaway

Spring is a time for fresh starts and for renewal and wanting to take full advantage of the wonderful feeling that something new brings I decided that it was time for a big change.

If you are a long time reader or have visited my site in the past you will notice that The Giveaway Diva has undergone a great new make-over! I have had the same blog design for the longest time and I decided that it was time to change things up and take on a more streamlined and classic look. So in order to do this I enlisted the services of the talented Olivia who runs Olivia Collins Designs

Olivia offers a great and comprehensive blog design and will work closely with you in order to ensure that your blog is tailored to fit your vision and theme. A comprehensive blog package is only $70 and it includes all of the following:

  • custom Blogger template and layout, including background
  • custom header or logo as header
  • custom blog button
  • linked or image-linked menu bar (unlimited links) in header area or sidebar
  • custom favicon
  • custom post divider OR signature (optional)
  • custom footer (copyright, etc) OR "older posts" image (optional)
  • specialty fonts on post titles (optional)
  • setup and arrangement of widgets (followers, archive, etc)
  • search bar
  • email subscription box

If you already have the perfect blog setup but need just a few tweeks Olivia also offers a great option of a la carte items that can be purchased separately.The prices are so reasonable and she does an amazing job! I would even take a leap of faith and get her Surprise Design which is a much cheaper option at $35 and it's basically a design that she surprises you with. While it may not be as comprehensive as her custom blog design you still will have a say in what your blog looks like.

Olivia was sooo easy to deal with I told her what I wanted and what concept I was thinking of and left the rest up to her. I was so impressed at the speed in which she designed everything in fact it was done in under a day!!

As you can tell from my blog I wanted a more streamlined effect and Olivia delivered! I really enjoy the fact that each of my posts have custom header as well as a signature.

You can check out other blogs that she has designed for including: Bella Vita, sewNAmber, Sydney B and so many other great blogs! Check out her great portfolio here!

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will recieve a complete blog makeover package! You have so many great options for customization and Olivia will work hard to ensure that your vision for your blog will be well executed!

This giveaway is valued at $70 and is open to everyone no matter where you may live! This giveaway will end on June 18th

How to Enter:

There are three ways in which you can enter: Fill out the form below, click here to fill out the form, or enter through the comment section. Also if you want to add more entries but have already filled out the form you can just add the extra entries that you did in the comment section so that you won't have to fill out the form again.



Giveaway Reminder: Final Touches by Rachel


Just a quick heads up that the amazing Giveaway for the Lindsey Necklace from Final Touches by Rachel will be ending tonight!!!! Get your entries in!

Click here to enter!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Argenti Dresses for under $50!

Chickdowntown is now having an amazing sale on Argenti Dresses! They are all under $50! They are super cute and the bright colours and vivid floral prints are perfect for Spring and Summer!



Click here to shop now!

*Disclosure: Please note that I was not compensated in any way for this post. Just wanted to give a heads up for a great sale =)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lust List: Wild Thang

I've always been a huge fan of animal prints and while I wish I could pile on the prints I know there is a huge risk that I might be mistaken for a wild creature and shot. For those of you how want to dip your toe into this hot trend you can do so by featuring animal prints in accessories, for those of you who embrace the print there are amazing pieces that are sure to bring out the wild thing in you.



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lust List: Detailed Swimwear

Although it may still be spring I can't help to long for summer to arrive. And while I'm longing for summer to come I'm drooling over detailed swimwear and dreaming about lounging on a beach with a cool drink in hand.

Aqua Bendita Swimwear ($180)



Luxe by Lisa Vogel (Top $73 Bottom $63)

Anna Kosturova ($143)

Victoria Secret ($124)


Herve Leger ($1050)