25 Nov

A Happy Holiday Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving week, sweet readers!  I’m feeling thankful for this amazing giveaway, brought to you by my favorite jewelry line, Waffles & Honey.  (I’m sure you remember me drooling over their pieces a couple weeks ago…)

Today, you have the chance to win their beautiful Short Bar Necklace, made with Swarovski crystals and plated in 14k gold.  Wouldn’t it add that perfect little sparkle to your holiday wardrobe?

Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the Waffles & Honey website and leave a comment with your favorite piece on this post for ONE entry.

2) Become a fan of Waffles & Honey on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

5) Post a link to this giveaway on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for THREE entries.

The winner will be announced one week from today (12/2)… good luck!

Update: Congrats to our winner, Katherine!

P.S. You can still get 15% off your W&H purchase with the code BEAUTIFUL15.

1 Feb

Be Mine Valentine Giveaway: Win a couple’s photo shoot with hair & makeup included!

My sweets!!  I am oh so excited to kick off the Valentine’s Day countdown with this awesome giveaway from Susannah Gill-Photographic Storytelling

Susannah is an amazing photographer who recently migrated to the Bay Area from New York City with her husband and crazy-adorable son (the kid has red hair and brown eyes… I didn’t even know that combination was possible!)

Travis and I had the pleasure of working with Susannah a few months ago for a “one more time” shoot.  We got back into our wedding clothes a year after the big day and took some beautiful pictures that we’re so excited to hang all over our home.  It was a really fun way to celebrate a year of marriage, especially because we didn’t have time for tons of photos on the actual wedding day.

From experience I can tell you that being photographed by Susannah is a dream.  She has such a sweet and energetic personality.  That energy is contagious and I think it really comes across in her photos.  Check out some of the shots from our shoot with her…

(P.S. that gorgeous bouquet I’m holding in our shoot was courtesy of Seascape Flowers… if you live in the Santa Cruz area, you must check them out.)

So here’s the exciting part:

Since it’s officially February and Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, Susannah is helping you get into the spirit by giving away a photo shoot for you and your sweetie!  Are you recently engaged (or hoping he’ll put a ring on it on February 14th?)  Are you celebrating an anniversary?  Expecting a baby and need some sweet couple photos while it’s still just the two of you?  If you live in the Bay Area (or want to take a little vacation to this neck of the woods) this awesome prize will give you the chance to mark the occasion!

AND… just to sweeten the pot… I’ll be stepping into my “other shoes” and offering my hair and makeup services for the shoot as well!

Are you swooning yet?

Here’s how to enter this giveaway…

1) Leave a comment on this post for ONE ENTRY.

2) Leave a comment on another {bb} post (and tell me about it here) for ONE ENTRY.

3) “Like” the Susannah Gill Facebook Page (and tell me about it here) for TWO ENTRIES.

4) “Like” {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO ENTRIES.

5) Blog, tweet, or write a Facebook post sharing this contest for FOUR ENTRIES.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry to make sure you get credit for all of your “likes”, shares, etc…

Also note: This contest is limited to couples who live in or can travel to the Bay Area (Monterey/Carmel to San Francisco).

Visit Susannah Gill-Photographic Storytelling’s blog to see more of her beautiful work and feel free to check out my hair and makeup Facebook page if you’d like to look at mine.

The contest ends at midnight on February 13th, a winner will be selected at random, and I’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day.  Good luck!

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Whitney Damiani!  Thanks to everyone who entered.  xo

26 Nov

Awesome Artsy Giveaway!

Sorry I disappeared last week, my sweets!  The holidays had Travis and I running around like crazy.  But I’m happy to be back today with an exciting giveaway from Printcopia!  Printcopia creates beautiful custom prints of your favorite photos, either framed or on canvas.

I recently ordered a 8″ x 10″ canvas print to display on our mantle and I absolutely adore it!  (Photo by Susannah Gill Photography.)

I was really pleased with the quality and it was so easy to order and design the look of this piece— wouldn’t these make great holiday gifts?

You can win a 8″ x 10″ canvas print of your own… here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post for ONE entry.

2) Leave a comment on another post (and tell me about it here) for ONE entry.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

5) Post a link to {blending beautiful} on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for FOUR entries.

All entries must be in by midnight on Sunday (12/2)… a winner will be posted here on Monday (12/3).

Don’t forget to check out the Printcopia sister sites, where you can order custom car magnets, vinyl banners, and lawn signs!

P.S.- Printcopia is having an awesome Cyber Monday sale… 50% off their canvases through 12/3!

9 Oct

Get Your Hair Winter-Ready With This Giveaway

As the weather changes, so will your hair.  I’m always combating dry, static-prone hair in the winter, but leave-in conditioning products make a huge difference!

To get YOUR hair ready for the colder months, I’m giving away a bottle of It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-in Product (a $42 value!)  This stuff will make your hair more manageable, soft, and smooth… you’ll adore it!

Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post for ONE entry.

2) Leave a comment on another post (and tell me about it here) for ONE entry.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

5) Post a link to {blending beautiful} on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for FOUR entries.

That’s TEN ways to win!  All entries must be in by midnight on Sunday.  I’ll announce the randomly-picked winner on the blog on Monday morning.  Good luck!

Update: Congrats to our winner, Jaque R!

2 Jul

Swoon-Worthy Jewelry Giveaway!

I had so much fun with last week’s giveaway, I figured… why stop there? This week, I’m thrilled to bring you an extra-special giveaway from one of my new favorite jewelry shops, Modern Tribes.

Each piece of Modern Tribes jewelry is made by hand from recyclable scrap aluminum, so no two are 100% alike. Today’s winner will receive $25 to spend on anything in the shop! (I especially like the Peter Pan collar necklace and the Walk the Line bar bracelet…)

Their simple, modern pieces are easy to layer and go with every outfit. I’d wear the Triangulate Charm necklace with a top knot and coral lipstick.  (They also do custom orders… wouldn’t it be fun to create your own piece?!)

Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit Modern Tribes and leave a comment on this post with your favorite piece for ONE entry.

2) Become a fan of Modern Tribes on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

3) Become a fan of {blending beautiful} on Facebook (and tell me about it here) for TWO entries.

4) Follow {blending beautiful} on Pinterest (and tell me about it here) for ONE entry.

5) Share this giveaway on your blog/website/facebook page/twitter (and tell me about it here) for FOUR entries.

That’s TEN ways to win! All entries must be in by midnight on Sunday. I’ll announce the randomly-picked winner on the blog on Monday morning. Good luck!

(A few more business-y details:  contest open worldwide, gift voucher expires August 31st, voucher not applicable to shipping costs.)

Update: Congrats to Deb, this week’s winner!