Sunday, November 30, 2008

Deeply Madly in Balenciaga City Love

The Balenciaga City is an amazing bag that is one of the most best selling bags for Balenciaga. Spotted on the arm of almost every celebrity, the simple lines but amazing colours and leather of the bag is a testament to the popularity of this bag!

Ideeli is having an amazing giveaway and is giving away a Balenciaga Giant City Arena handbag which has a retail value $1695.00!!! But you must be quick because it is one day only and it's on Cyber Monday! OO i would love love LOVE this bag!! I love the colour of it!! Just one look and I'm sure you will fall madly deeply in love with this!!

Click here!!

This will Cherie you Right Up

Thymes is giving away ten Red Cherie Gift Sets!! This set looks so cute and I am a huge sucker for packaging and they have the most amazing packaging. Celebrities love their products and some celeb fans include Courteney Cox and Paula Abdul!

This set includes a home fragrance mist, body wash, body lotion, bath salts and candle.

Click here to enter!!

Dress Envy

Dalia MacPhee is a designer of amazing evening and pageant gowns. She incorporates fabrics and materials that she has found from her travels around the world into stunning designs that are worn by the likes of Hilary Duff, and Samantha Harris (from Dancing with the Stars).

She is having an an amazing giveaway where two winners can win an amazing dress just in time for the holiday party season. The winner gets their choice of either a red or green appropriate for Christmas!

Click here to enter!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Eco-Friendly Never Looked so Good

Delight is giving away an awesome eco-friendly bag, bursting with the most amazing planet friendly items. The best thing is that the products are so amazingly awesome that you would buy the products just because you love them so much, with the eco-friendly part being an added bonus.

Here is what is up for grabs:

(1) pack of YummyEarth Organic Lollipops in Mixed Fruit

1) Set of TWIST all-natural, bio-degradeable sponges (12 total, various)

1) bag of Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Nuggets (36 loads)

(1) Dateless Agenda Planner made from 100% recycled paper by ecojot

Set of 10 Smencils - smelly pencils made from recycled newspaperSet of 4 ECOBAGS reusable produce bags

(1) Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel 27oz reusable water bottle

(1) I’m Not A Paper Cup reusable coffee cup

Set of 5 black & white Envirosax reusable bags

…all wrapped up in complimentary RuMe ReUseable Holiday Gift Wrap!

OVER A $160 VALUE!!!!!!!!!!!

Click here to enter!!

Joe's Jeans

5 Minutes for Mom are giving away a pair of Joe Jeans!! Joe Jeans has quite a large celebrity fan base, and can be found on the hottest celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, and Beyonce!

Of course these jeans are amazing so us regular non-celebrities can look just as great (if not better) in a pair of these jeans! They have amazing cut, colour, fit and style and they are soooo comfortable!

5 Minutes for Mom are giving away four pairs of jeans to four lucky winner ( I hope I'm one of them!!!) And the average cost per pair is $158.00 - $187.00!! And i believe you get to choose your style as well which is an added bonus!

Click here to enter!!!

Land's End

Goodies for Mom is having an awesome giveaway one that would be great for the whole family!!

Up for grabs are either:

  • A cashmere long sleeve tee sweater in you choice of colour.

  • A men's regular down vest

  • A Kid's sleeping bag set

I love the look of the melon coloured sweater since I want to put more colour into my wardrobe. Mm once you go cashmere you never go back!!

Click here to enter!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

You'll be a Maneater in this Dress

Maneater Threads are partnering up with Instyle to offer two winners the dress that Heidi Klum wore, that was designed by Project Runway Designer Rami Kashou!

This amazing strapless dress in a very flattering purple will come in handy during all the holiday parties that you have to attend. And although you may not have the model body of Heidi Klum, this dress was designed to flatter all body shapes and sizes!

Click here to enter!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish my readers in the US a happy Thanksgiving!! May you spend it surrounded by the ones you love and may you get nice and full on turkey!!

Jurlique Skincare

You can enter to win a set of amazing skincare products from the Jurlique Skincare line! Treat your skin with attention it deserves.

Choose a set of your choice based on your individual skin needs. The four sets include: Citrus to Rebalance Oiliness, Rose to Maintain Balance, Lavender to Rebalance Dryness and Chamomile to Rebalance Sensitivity. Star fans include Katherine Heigl, Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow.

I love the packaging that it comes in, the egg cartons give it a very organic and natural feel and the best part is that there will be 50 winners!! Even more chances to win!!

Click here to enter!!!

In Nars Heaven

Allure Magazine is offering up one lucky winner the ticket to makeup heaven! A nine-time Best of Beauty winner, Nars Blush in Orgasm inspired a mini peachy pink dynasty: a gloss, a highlighter, and, most recently, a nail polish.

You can enter for your chance to win them all, plus Nars's entire fall collection (shadows, blush, lipsticks, and more) and a set of brushes, all worth $739!!!

Click here to enter!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Brand New Look!

I am so excited because I will soon get a blog makeover courtesy of the generous Joanna of Southern Girls Blog Designs!!! I am so excited because I am horrible with computers and I have been feeling blah about how uninspired my blog looks like!! So I'm so happy I managed to stumble upon her website and learn that she was giving away free blog makeovers!! Yes free!! =)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Buddha Love

Lucky Magazine is giving away Big Buddha accessories sets worth $120 each!! And the best part is that there will be a 100 winners!!!

What you can win is an amazing cary-all that is both relaxed and roomy as well as a fold over mock-croc wallet that can also be used as a clutch!!!

Sadly it's only open to residents of the US =(!!

Click here to enter!!!

Nars Lip Love

Hot Beauty Health is giving one lucky winner the Sephora Exclusive NARS Lip Gloss Collection!! Mmm who doesn't love lipgloss??

The collection comes in 5 beautiful shades:

Triple X (clear shine)
Harlow (silvery mauve)
Striptease (pearlized beige sheen)
Bloodwork (red vinyl)
Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)

Click here to enter!!!

Basket of Etsy

The Ardent Sparrow is giving away an amazing gift basket of ten featured Canadian Etsy sellers worth $163!!!

Some of the things that she is giving away include:

An adorable little Pear Brooch {$10} from "Smeeta's"

And Lou Lou Bell's Bohemian Zippy Pouch {$18}
Click here to enter!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

12 Days

Type A Mom is giving away an awesome prize pack for expectant moms that has a value of $440!! A lot of the stuff does not have to be used by expectant that awesome clutch I am eyeing!!!

Here is some of what is up for grabs!

And so much more!!!

Click here to enter!!!

Basket of Family Fun

Over at Jo-Jo's Place, she is giving away an amazing basket full of goodies I'm sure your whole family will appreciate!
She is giving away:

1. Nintendo DS Lite in White

2. Guitar Hero: On Tour 2 –Decades (DS)

3. Deluxe 60th Anniversary Scrabble
4. Rubik’s World (DS)

5. Cranium Family Edition

Click here to enter!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby will Love This!

If you have a baby or know someone who does then this is the giveaway for you!! Sister and Sister are giving away an amazing gift package that will make meal time for your little one just a little more easier!

What you will win is:

Kuster K2 high chair

Mutsy Grow Up booster seat

Assortment of Kushies bibs

Trebimbi tableware set

Click here to enter!!!

Laptop Love

For those of you who don't have a laptop or just want to upgrade your present one, The Celebrity Cafe is offering the chance to win a Sony VAIO from Intel!!! The blue Sony VAIO CR series laptop will make you the envy of all of your friends. The laptop features a stunning 14.1" widescreen LCD with XBRITE-ECO(tm) LCD technology providing vivid, crystal-clear images. Powered by Intel's incredible new hafnium-based processor technology, this computer is faster and more efficient than ever. The next-generation Intel(r) Centrino(r) Duo Processor technology turns up the speed on multi-tasking while curbing energy consumption. So now you can surf the web, upload photos and listen to music simultaneously without worry about the computer's performance.

Sadly it is only open to US residents (darn all the good giveaways usually are!!) =(

Click here to enter!!

Mmmm Coffee

Well at least for some of you...I'm not a big fan of coffee...I guess it is just an accuired taste that I doubt I'll ever acquire. But for the coffee lovers out there, Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Platinum Brewer and an assortment of K-cups ($199.95 value) from Keurig to enjoy!!! And the best thing is that you can brew hot chocolate and tea in this as well so it's not just limited to the coffee lovers!!

Click here to enter!

Mixx Away!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving one lucky readers a chance to win a MIXXO™ Cordless Immersion Blender! This will be perfect for entertaining for the upcoming holidays!!
With its exclusive lithium ion battery, the lightweight Bosch MIXXO™ immersion blender is a convenient and easy-to-use addition to your kitchen. Perfect for use at home or on-the-go, its 10,500 rpm motor is powerful enough to crush ice, while the handy LED indicator lets you know how much charge is remaining.
I love how it is not held down by wires and that it is such a great blender that is so versitile! mmm think of all the yummy things you can make with this!! Salsa, homemade dressing for salad...the list goes on and on!!
Click here to enter!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh Snap!

I don't know about you but I love taking pictures to capture all the great moments that happen in my life and I recently got a new camera. If you want to win a camera, Mommy's Idea is offering her readers the chance to win a Sony Cybershot!!

Click here to enter!

The 12 Days of Christmas Never Looked so Good!

Head on over to Type A Mom for her amazing 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! She is literally giving away hundreds of dollars in prizes each day!!

Today are prizes dedicated to moms and some of the gifts include:

Become Hand Smoothing Complex and Set

And so much more!! The grand total of today's prizes are $480!!!!

Click here to enter!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Frame The Alphabet

Bloggy Giveaways is giving an awesome prize!! Up for grabs is an amazing customizable picture by Frame the Alphabet! It is the newest way to personalize a family name or meaningful word using letters of the alphabet, seen from a different perspective. I love how you can customize your own framed art by choosing from one of a kind photographs of letters taken in their natural surroundings.

I played around with this and it is sooo addicting!! Frame the Alphabet is giving away one custom frame with the word or name of your choice, up to 11 letters (valued up to $150!).

Click here to enter!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nothing Beats the Smell of Coffee in the Morning

Well at least for some of you...I'm not a big fan of coffee...I guess it is just an accuired taste that I doubt I'll ever acquire. But for the coffee lovers out there, I'm No Supermom is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Platinum Brewer and an assortment of K-cups ($199.95 value) from Keurig to enjoy!!! And the best thing is that you can brew hot chocolate and tea in this as well so it's not just limited to the coffee lovers!!

Click here to enter! Home!

Jamie's Precious Peas is letting one lucky winner have a chance to make their own soda at home with a soda machine, the Soda Stream from Soda Club USA!! So you can make your own soda from the comfort of your own home!! Just think about all the pop bottles you would keep out of the landfills!!

Apparently there are many flavours such as orange, root beer, cream soda and Cola to chose from. The nutrition information for soda made by this machine is much better when in comparison to other commercialized sodas and pop drinks so you can suffer no guilt when drinking their sodas!

Included in this gift pack by Soda Stream is: A black/silver Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Starter kit which includes the soda maker, 2 carbonators (each makes 60 liters), 2 reusable bottles, 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice and a bunch of sample-sized flavors. (approx. retail value $115.)

Click here to enter!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Look at What I Won!

You don't have a giveaway blog without picking up some prizes from giveaways that you blog about. Here are some prizes that I won recently from Ms. Florida Transplant's great blog Just a Girl...and her Dogs! I entered her caption contest and I won some awesome jewelry!! It was a caption contest and the picture was this one:

And my winning caption was: "And you thought your prom was bad"
This is what I won!
A pair of peacock crackled glass earrings made by ShesSoChic.
And an awesome beautiful shell cube bangle made by WightRose.

So thanks once again to Ms. Florida Transplant!!

Sleek, Shiny Giveaway x2!

Two awesome beauty blogs are giving two people the chance to win an Karmin Titanium Hair Straightener Iron! A Mom in Red High Heels and A Beauty Tyrant are both giving away this awesome prize!

The features of this straightener is: That according to My Hairstyling Tools, titanium provides an even heat distribution and amazing durability under high heats which is important in obtaining the best results possible. Titanium based plates are also scratch resistant and will last you much longer then a plain ceramic flat iron.

You will get less hair damage with titanium based plates and the results of using a titanium iron are amazing! Titanium delivers the most negative ions and infrared heat for smooth, frizz free, shiny hair. Titanium works to enhance your hairs hydration leaving it softer and healthier looking.

The retail value of this iron is $265

Click here to enter the giveaway at A Mom in Red High Heels
Click here to enter the giveaway at A Beauty Tyrant

24K Giveaway

Over at Beauty Junkies Unite, they are giving away an amazing Benefit 24K Gold Giftset that includes the Limited Edition 24K Sexy Gold set and a few other surprises!
The set includes a shimmery gold body glimmer and a beautiful gilded lipstick. And it all comes in an awesome makeup bag in what! You can also use the make-up bag as a clutch!

Click here to Enter

All your Kitchen Ever Wanted

My Wooden Spoon is giving away an awesome giveaway of three awesome kitchen appliances! These appliances definetly will be a huge help in baking and cooking so what's not to love?

Up for grabs for three lucky winners are their choice of either a Kitchenaid Immersion Blender, a Cuisinart Food Processor, or a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

Click here to enter!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Raspberry Treats

Mm raspberries are one of my favorite fruits and I just love the smell of them. I love when beauty products smell like desserts because I don't know if you know this about me, but I love love sweet things!! Spoiled Pretty is offering up a chance to win an amazing smelling Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection from Jaqua!!
Included in this amazing gift package is:
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip: Satisfy your sweet tooth without a single calorie. This delicious, nourishing lip gloss is formulated with vitamins A, E, and C to keep lips soft and kissable. (Pictured above)
*Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Crème: A rich and creamy shower wash filled with good-for-your skin ingredients such as fruit and aloe extracts, macadamia and evening primrose oils, and vitamins B5, A and E.
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter: This indulgent, nourishing formula blends serious skincare with a rich raspberry fragrance. Formulated with cocoa butter and natural extracts, the whipped body butter lavishes skin.
*Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème: This luxurious hand crème is packed with the ripe, rich essence of raspberry. Treat your hands to the nourishing indulgence of meadowfoam seed oil, fruit extracts and vitamins A and E - luscious hydrators designed to keep hands soft and pampered all day long.

That's not all! Two runners-up will win the Raspberry Buttercream Hand Crème and Lip Whip!! so that means even more chances to win something!!!

Click here to enter!!

Holiday Sparkle

With all the holiday parties coming up that means that you can add more glitz and glamour to your makeup! Elle will help you out in that department in that they are giving away three Bobbi Brown Holiday Makeup set.

This set includes Copper Diamond cosmetic bag and shimmer brick, a mini brush set, a trio of Glitter lip balms, and a black Everything mascara/Lash Glamour mascara duo! This gift set is worth an estimated $162 and you can enter once a day!

Click here to enter

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How to Contact Me

I love the thrill of winning a giveaway and I love to share that amazing feeling by also providing my readers with the the best products on the marketplace. If you would like to request a review or sponsor a giveaway, I would love to work with you.


How it works:

All giveaways will run for a minimum of two weeks. I will promote your giveaway at other various contest sites. A product sample will allow me to provide a more comprehensive review of your site, but is not necessary.

The giveaway will be tailored to your needs and to best maximize traffic to your website or shop. All participants will be required to visit your site, as well as other steps you may deem necessary. Once the winner is selected, I will email you their contact info allowing you to make arrangements with them to distribute their prize.

If this sounds like a great idea to you I would love to work with you!

To sponsor a giveaway:

*Send a link and a brief description of your website to nicolemarielum(at) so I can explore a bit, and let me know what you would like to giveaway and we can work from there!


I simply love doing reviews and testing out amazing new products that I can later on pass to my reader

How it works:

All reviews will be done by myself and I will ensure that they are tested for about a week in order to get the most honest review. I will refer to other people in order to also get their opinion upon the product. The review post will be written up and sent to the sponsor in order to ensure that they will be happy with the post. All items that are reviewed will be kept by me, unless otherwise specified. If you are doing a review and giveaway, you have the option to have the review posted up a week before the giveaway so that there will be more exposure to your product. The review will then be included within the giveaway post.

I look forward to trying out your amazing products and sharing them with my readers!!

Here are some comments from sponsors that I have worked with in the past:

"We love you! Seriously, that is the best review I've seen since I started working with bloggers! Thank you so much. We're definitely looking forward to reading your giveaway as well. "
-Nicole, Rep of Eden Fantasys

Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway, it was an absolute pleasure! Very friendly communication and prompt with replies. Also uber flexible and easy to work with.Would be more than willing to do another giveaway with you in the future!"

-Boojiboo, sponsor of the Boojiboo Apron Giveaway

"It was very nice to work with you! You are very kind and friendly! Your giveaway led a lot of traffic to my blog (: It sure helped my exposure and sales!"

-Galit Barak, sponsor of the Valentine Special Heart Necklace Giveaway

"You are a wonderful person to deal with! Kind, polite and friendly. The extra exposure to my website was great, it is very hard to bring traffic to the site without spending thousands of dollars."

-Lori, sponsor of the 3 Dirty Dawgz Giveaway

"Thank you again so much for the giveaway. I received the collar today and it looks fabulous! I have attached a picture of my pooch, Obi Kenobi (aka Obi) wearing the collar. He was a bit camera shy, but I think he looks like he is striking a pose in the picture! I will definitely be visiting your sites again soon. Thanks!"

- Danetta, Winner of the 3 Dirty Dawgz Giveaway

"And thank you so much for hosting these giveaways. They are very fun. Not only do I meet new friends on line but discover so many new artists and products. Then to win something lovely like this is just awesome!"

-Cathy H, Winner of the Lara Lewis Audrey Earrings

What was your experience in dealing with me?
"Completely wonderful! This was a great experience...Nicole made it so easy for me (and that's saying something because I am not in the least technically minded) and was very professional."

What did you like about my giveaway:
" it okay that I felt a wee bit like a movie star? ;) Haha, no really it was a lot of fun having that exposure and having people visit my shop that otherwise would not have known about me."

Things I could improve:
"I can't think of a thing!"

Do you feel my giveaway added exposure to your shop? Did you sell anything from my referrals?
"Absolutely! I noticed traffic increased on my blog and shop, and I'm pretty sure some of those sales were from referrals."

Additional Comments (To include in my blog for testimonials):
"If Nicole contacts you to include your shop in a giveaway on her page, count yourself fortunate and say yes! It's a wonderful experience and great exposure! :)"

-Lara Lewis, Sponsor of Lara Lewis Audrey Earrings

"Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in your giveaway! I feel as though your promotion was far reaching and I received many views (etsy and blog) and wonderful notes about my work. I'm thankful to all who entered and The Give Away Diva for spreading the word about my journals!"

-Derrick, Sponsor of the Disconsolator Giveaway

"Sponsoring a giveaway on Nicole's blog was so fun and easy! She was incredibly professional and made it a very pleasant experience. I would definitely sponsor a giveaway here again. She's hosted some other really awesome giveaways, and I look forward to entering some myself!"

-Kristin Friesen, Sponsor of {sweeter than me} designs giveaway