Friday, July 29, 2011

California Chic and Sexy Jewelry Reveiw

Summer time is finally here in Vancouver! It was such a long time coming that I had almost forgotten what the sun actually feels like. And to get into the swing of things what better way to celebrate the sun than with jewelry that evokes California?


Sonja is the designer behind California Chic and Sexy and she was once a California girl who is now living in the Chicago area. But just because you take the girl out of California doesn't mean that you can take the California out of the girl.


California Chic and Sexy is all about the custom pieces with a laid-back California flair to brighten up your day. Sonja focuses on great details using natural stones and materials. Each California Chic and Sexy piece is lovingly handmade and most of Sonja's creations are one-of-a-kind!


California Chic and Sexy is also having a great Christmas in July Sale is here! Join the "California Chic and Sexy" Facebook Fan Page and receive 15% OFF your order for a limited time!!!! Click here to join and get your discount code.


If you are already a Facebook Fan you always receive 5% OFF of all orders. During Sales, get an extra 5% OFF on top of the advertised 'Etsy' discount for being a Facebook Fan!!! Great Deal!

My Review:


Sonja was so kind to send me over three great pieces from California Chic and Sexy! Each piece came wrapped up in amazing gift wrap with brightly coloured bows. Nestled in each box, each piece was put in handy organza bags that are perfect for storing jewelry.


I was sent the Sonja's Signature Hoops these great earrings are Sonja's signature design, you can see many variations of these hoops in her shop. They inlclude tiny gold glass seed beads that are wound around gold plated copper wire. These earings are 2.5 inches and are perfect for both casual and fancier outfits. I think the best part is the crazy price of only $13.50



The second piece that I was sent was the Under A Dazzling Spell Hoops. These are a variation of Sonja's Signature Hoops but with an added dangling crystal. These are great hoops that function well no matter what you are wearing. They are also nice and light so they won't hurt your ears when you wear them. In fact it almost feels like you aren't wearing them at all!

Finally I was sent The Close to my (Soutwest) Heart This amazing necklace is a great statement piece with a giant turquoise teardrop which is the perfect piece of jewelry for the summer. The turquoise peice is large (1.5 inches long by 1-inch wide) deep aqua blue Turquoise teardrop that is wrapped in 14k Gold-filled wire on an 18 inch gold filed chain. I love that the chain is finished off with two turquoise chips.

If you love the amazing jewelry from California Chic and Sexy as much as I do you will be so glad to hear that there is a great giveaway coming up where you can win some of her pieces! Stay tuned for that!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lust List: Givenchy Haute Couture Wedding Dresses

Givenchy has come out with a wedding collection that is full of rich details and luxe adornments. While most of them would never make it down a real wedding aisle...(have you seen the transparent one?) they make for perfect dress dreaming. I'm totally loving the back of these dresses too!

Here is a look of all ten of the dresses that make up the collection:


The question remains which one is your favourite and would you ever walk down the aisle in any of them?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sponsors for the Huge $10,000 Celebration Update

Every week I will be updating you on the sponsors that will appear in my Huge Celebration Event!

Since the last update four more great sponsors that have signed on for a total of twelve! I hope you guys are as excited as I am! These past sponsors were definitely huge hits the last time that they appeared on my blog!

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Pink Pewter

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Sponsor #11:

Devon Baer Designs


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Please note that the pictures depicted in this post are not the actual giveaway items! They are just pretty things that caught my eye! But seriously go check these amazing shops out! =)

Giveaway Reminder: Shabby Apple Giveaway Ends Tonight!


Just a quick little reminder that the Shabby Apple Giveaway for the amazing Moon River Dress ends tonight! So get your entries in!!

Click here to enter!

Pearl Paradise Pearl Necklace Giveaway Winner


There were a total of 1590 entries in the Pearl Paradise Freshwater Pearl Necklace Giveaway that was valued at $610!

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Congrats goes out to Jenna Mefford!!!

If you didn't win this giveaway don't worry because we have a ton of other great giveaways coming up including my huge giveaway in celebration of giving away $10,000 worth of items!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekly Giveaway Roundup! Link your Giveaways

Link your giveaways below! Just make sure to include the prize, and the date that the giveaway ends! Easy Peasy! Also for reference if you want to see other giveaways the posts will be listed under "Giveaway Roundup"

I will also still be posting giveaways and I will be glad to post your giveaway up for you if you send me an email to nicolemarielum @gmail.com or contact me through my contact page on the left =)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Petitor Giveaway Ends Tomorrow Night!


Get your entries in for the Petitor Giveaway for the lovely PinkApple Giveaway!


Click here to enter!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gypsy Sol Designs Giveaway


I'm loving the look of the great jewelry designs that are featured in Gypsy Sol Designs. This great etsy shop is full of great earrings, necklaces and bracelets that are lovingingly handcrafted by Erin.


Gypsy Sol Designs
is full of great jewlery that is bohemian-chic that is perfect for everyday life. Casually elegant her pieces are perfect for the girl who loves to layer unique peices and taking charge of her own style.



I love Gypsy Sol Designs' great charm bracelets that have great colours that can be customized to the colour that you want. Offered in satin or on a leather cord there are so many great vibrant colours and there are great charms that can even be personalized with your initals. Starting at only $14 it's a great deal.



You can check Gypsy Sol Designs on facebook as well as on twitter @gypsysoldesigns!

My Review:

Erin was so kind to offer me an amazing piece from Gypsy Sol Designs. Each piece of jewelry from Gypsy Sol Designs comes wrapped in a great gift box that is stamped with a peacock feather which is the logo for Gypsy Sol Designs. Perfect for gift giving you do not have to worry about wrapping it.

I was sent the great Turquoise Sideways Cross Necklace, Loving You. This great necklace is a great trend that many celebs are loving because it takes a very traditional look of a cross and then puts a whole new spin on it by turning the cross sideways so that it rests on the collar.


This 14K goldfilled necklace measures approximately 16 inches and is also available with a sterling silver chain. The tiny cross is made of howlite and looks perfect for summer and is the perfect length for layering with other necklaces.

Free Shipping:

If something from Gypsy Sol Designs has caught your eye, Erin is now offering free shipping till then end of August! All you have to do is use coupon code: christmasinjuly

The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will win the Turquoise Sideways Cross Necklace, Loving You that I got to review! This Giveaway is valued at $38

This giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you may live and will end on August 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 have in the comment section so that you won't have to fill out the form again!