Our Newest Crushes...

Jewelry, a handbag, and makeup, Oh My! We even found a couple of items the kiddies will love. Check them all out and don't forget to return here to enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet, details below.


soft faux leather tote

Sole Society's Tristan Handbag holds soooo much...tote your iPad or kindle and all your essentials in one chic bag. It's a relaxed bowler style made of ultra soft faux leather with a long detachable shoulder strap. It has a zippered closure and a large exterior zippered pocket for easy access to keys, phone, etc. On the inside you'll find two slip pockets, another zippered pocket,k and striped fabric lining. Available in camel or teal for $49.95 at solesociety.com.



There's plenty of sunny summer days ahead and J. Jill's Printed Linen Tank will keep you cool and looking chic at work, on vacation or at the neighborhood pool party. The sleeveless linen tank dress has a fun tribal print and on-seam pockets. Pair it with a shrug for cool nights, at the office or to extend your wardrobe into Fall. Currently on sale {and selling like hot cakes} for $49.99 at jjill.com.


All eyes will be on you as you enter the room wearing the 2028 Spring Tailored Gold-tone Infinity Link Statement Necklace from 1928 Jewelry. This head turner looks gorgeous with a black dress or top with a round neckline. It measures 16" with 3" extender and is made in the USA!! $55 at 1928.com

If those pesky laugh lines are popping up around your eyes, Murad® Renewing Eye Cream is a must-have in your beauty arsenal. This non-greasy formula quickly absorbs into skin to erase the look of small lines while decreasing undereye puffiness and minimizing dark circles for a youthful, refreshed appearance. A .5-oz pump bottle retails for $75 at murad.com.



Kat Burki Freesia and Pink Grapefruit Body Crème provides long-lasting hydration with grapeseed and tamanu oils while a proprietary organic herb blend works to calm, soothe and rejuvenate skin. The ultra rich crème melts into skin delicately scenting it with a delightful mix of citrus and florals. Elegantly boxed. A 6-oz. jar retails for $62 at nordstrom.com.


Increase the effectiveness of your skincare regimen and achieve an airbrushed look with the Skin Cleansing System by skinauthority®. This battery-operate 3-in-1 system includes oscillating technology to deep clean pores, a honeycomb head to remove dead skin and rough spots on elbows and knees, and the unique Conical head gives foundation an airbrushed look. We love the effectiveness, the portability, and the price! Just $59 at skinauthority.com

Chlorine and harsh chemicals in shower water can dry out skin, strip hair of natural oils, and fade hair color or turn it "brassy". It's even been known to cause hair loss! Aquasana's Shower Filter with Massaging Head enhances ph, reduces synthetic chemicals, and 90% of chlorine in water. The filter lasts about 6 months and comes with a massaging head with multiple massage settings. $59.49 at aquasana.com



Stack Wine makes it easy to have a glass of wine at the beach, poolside, camping or at a picnic in the park without the worry of the bottle or glasses breaking. Each serving is shaped like a stemless wine glass. Four individual unbreakable containers stack on top of one another to form the equivalent of one traditional bottle of California wine. No need to tote a corkscrew or glassware with you. SRP: $12.99, drinkstack.com

Now that your teeth are sparkling, treat your lips to Miracle Skin® Transformer Lip Rewind. This advanced lip treatment with SPF 20 protects and hydrates lips with a sheer gloss of color. You'll love the minty fresh taste too. Rose Moss and powerful peptides infuse lips with hyaluronic acid to boost collagen and eliminate fine lines. Available in pink, translucent, coral, berry and love for $24 at miracleskintransformer.com.



Little Tikes Cozy Coupe® Harness Backpack will keep your child close and safe. The adorable mini backpack in bright and cheery colors has extra long adjustable shoulder straps that grow with your child. Use the included tether strap in crowded parks, airports and malls to help ensure your little one doesn't wander off. SRP: $16.99, available at Babies R Us, Kohl's and Walmart. 




For a healthy, low-cal, and refreshing snack, Minute Maid® Variety Pack Juice Bars are made from 100% apple juice and are only 40 calories each. The box of 12 bars includes Orange, Cherry and Grape flavors. Available at your favorite grocery store, SRP: $3.59.


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
  • "Chic Crushes" in the subject line
  • your first and last name
  • complete mailing address
  • twitter id 
  • facebook name 
If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
Checkout @Chic Luxuries' newest crushes & enter to #win the prize of your choice from their gift closet. ow.ly/zytgO #giveaway
    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET September 5, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 

    Avon Sizzing Hot Summer Giveaway


    We're delighted to welcome back our dear friend, Maria Tirotta, Senior Executive Unit Leader with AVON. Maria wants to add a little sizzle to a lucky reader's summer wardrobe with a jewelry bundle valued at $100. Here's a few of the pieces included in the giveaway ~


    AVON Bold Statement Necklace and Earrings Set


    AVON Fluid Metal Necklace and Earring Gift Set

    AVON Ocean Tides 3-piece Anklet Set

    AVON Lovely Pearlesque 3-piece Link Gift Set

    Want to receive a discount on all your AVON purchases? Open an AVON account for just $15 and you will earn up to 50% commission on sales and personal orders. You will also receive a fabulous gift from Maria when you join her team! For more info on the AVON earnings opportunity EMAIL Maria or visit start.youravon.com and enter reference code MTirotta. To purchase Avon's best-selling products visit Maria's website at youravon.com/mtirotta. Maria can also be found on Facebook and Twitter at Avon Dreamers.





    Chic Giveaway! ~ Maria is gifting a lucky reader a sizzling hot AVON jewelry bundle including the pieces shown above plus a surprise, ARV: $100.

    To Enter: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 

    • "Avon Sizzling Hot" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • Mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
    If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet:
    AVON Sizzling Hot Summer Giveaway #Win a $100 jewelry bundle from @AvonDreamers cc: @ChicLuxuries ow.ly/zCeLp

    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 27, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.



    Photos courtesy of Avon.

    Brylane Home Cast Iron Cookware Giveaway

    As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Brylane Home. They offer a fantastic array of products for the home and have some of the best deals we've ever seen...and you don't have to spend hours driving from store to store to find them! The Brylane Home team has a fun surprise for a lucky reader, but first, let me tell you about the happy surprise that arrived at our door. 

    Brylane home 4 piece cast iron set

    This 4-piece Cast Iron Set is every cook's dream. Even if you're cooking challenged like me, you will still enjoy trying new recipes in this set and the beauty it adds to your kitchen. Included in the 4-piece set is a 2.65 qt. Saucepan, a 4.25 qt. Casserole Pot, matching Lid, and Trivet. We love the high-gloss ombre crimson red color which will spice up your kitchen as it did ours ~



    The striking oven-safe enameled cookware masterfully cooks meals to perfection. The heavy duty and durable details provide even heating for moisture-rich meals. The coordinating trivet is an attractive and useful addition to the set. The set retails for $99.99 and is on sale as of this writing for $69.99. 

    Sign up for Brylane Home's e-news to save and additional 20% off one item, click HERE for details. To order visit, BrylaneHome.com and be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for new product launches, design inspiration, and fantastic offers. 


    Chic Giveaway! ~ Our fabulous friends at Brylane Home are gifting one lucky reader the 4-piece Cast Iron Set!

    EASY Express Entry: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
    • "Brylane Home" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • Mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
    If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet:
    #Win a Cast Iron Cookware Set from @Brylane_Home ARV: $100 cc: @ChicLuxuries #Giveaway details: ow.ly/zrdLA

    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 23, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails or share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to Brylane Home for gifting us this beautiful cookware set and sponsoring this giveaway. 



    Photo courtesy of Brylane Home

    Balance Bar Review and Giveaway

    We were invited to team up with Balance bar® for their Summer Shape-Up Challenge. Balance bar® offers 17 nutritious and delicious varieties of energy bars ~



    Flavors include Almond Brownie, Caramel Nut Blast, Chocolate Craze, Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Coconut, Dark Chocolate Peanut, Double Chocolate Brownie, Honey Peanut, Lemon Meringue, Mocha Chip, Peanut Butter, S'mores, and Yogurt Honey Peanut. One is better than the next, you're sure to find a few favorites.




    We love the Cookie Dough Balance bar®, it combines the 40/30/30 carbohydrate/protein/fat ratio to stabilize blood sugar, stimulate fat loss and curb the appetite. I hadn't tried the Peanut Butter Balance bar® yet, but found it at our local Walmart in Rehoboth Beach. It's a yummy on-the-go breakfast and makes a great snack for an afternoon "pick-me-up". A box of 6 bars is $4.56 at Walmart.



    Who doesn't love S'mores? The bars are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to keep energy up throughout the day. The 200-calorie bars have 14-15 grams of protein and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.


    Balance bar® is not just for breakfast or snacking. For a tasty low-calorie dessert, try heating the Chocolate Raspberry for 10-12 seconds in the microwave, and serve with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream and fresh raspberries.



    Find your balance at BalanceBar.com and be sure to join Balance bar® for their Summer Shape-Up Challenge {and more giveaways} on Facebook led by personal trainer and fitness expert, Holly Del Rosso, through August 1. Tweet live with Holly during the Balance bar® Twitter chat on Thursday, July 31, at 3 pm EST, using hashtag #BalanceShapeUp. 


    Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win a Balance bar® variety pack and a $10 Walmart gift card.

    TO ENTER: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
    • "Balance Bar" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • complete mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
    If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet:
    #Win a @BalanceBar variety pack & a @Walmart gift card. ARV: $35 cc: @ChicLuxuries #giveaway details: ow.ly/zlinL

    If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you like/follow us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest as well as our generous sponsors. 

    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET August 9, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Thank you to the Balance bar® team for providing us with a Walmart Gift card to facilitate this review and for sponsoring this giveaway. 

    Photos courtesy of Balance bar®.


    Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets and a Giveaway!

    Delicious delights and fabulous finds abound in this edition of Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets and a Giveaway! After shopping the websites below, don't forget to return here to win a YUMMY gourmet goodie box from us, details below. 


    quick natural iced tea

    Enjoy freshly brewed natural iced tea at the touch of a button with Capresso Iced Tea Maker. Simply add ice to the pitcher which is included, add fruit if desired {we love fresh peaches}, and place your favorite loose tea or tea bags. Tea can be served right from the pitcher which includes a lid and can be stored in the refrigerator. Recipe book included. $59.99 at capresso.com.


    Gotta have a little something to go with that iced tea and we found quite possibly the best Vanilla Walnut Crescents on earth. Klara's Gourmet makes these melt-in-your mouth scrumptious delights with roasted walnuts and vanilla-infused powdered sugar. Three 8-oz. bags retail for $18 at klarasgourmet.com.

    vosges bapchi milk chocolate caramel toffee

    Speaking of the best, we also discovered the most delicious toffee we've ever tasted! Bapchi Milk Chocolate Caramel Toffee hails from Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the crunchy, buttery decadent confection is out-of-this-world delicious. Sheets of creamy caramel are sprinkled with Himalayan salt, coated with milk chocolate and topped with organic roasted pecans and walnuts. Gluten free. A 1/2 lb. box retails for $20. vosgeschocolate.com.



    For the prettiest cocktail parties and buffets, be sure to invite Beatriz Ball, ☺ {or at least her stunning creations}. The Beatriz Ball Vento Salad Servers add a touch of elegance to everyday meals and are the pièce de résistance to the striking Vento Bowl pictured here. The elegant wave-like design is exquisite craftsmanship at its finest. High shine with no polishing necessary. The salad servers retails for $45 and the Vento Bowl $153. beatrizball.com




    No summer party would be complete without my favorite frosty umbrella drink...a lime margarita. For the perfect one, be sure it's made with Hornitos® Plata Tequila. Crisp, clear 100% agave tequila with hints of almond and clove. SRP: $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. 




    The versatility of Frescobaldi's Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano makes it the ideal wine to have on hand for dinner, an improtu cocktail party, or simply to enjoy while unwinding after a long day. Tantalizing tastes of black cherry, black berry and licorice mixed with aromas of clove, chocolate and nutmeg also make this ruby red wine the perfect accompaniment to dessert. SRP: $19.99, frescobaldi.it.




    Serving up cold lemonade for your outdoor get-together? Keep the bugs away with these adorable Dot Cupcake Liners and Chevon Paper Straws from Sweets and Treats Boutique. Place cupcake liner upside down over Mason jar, screw on cap and poke a hole for a straw. Too cute! The cupcake liners are $3.75 for 50 and the straws are $3.50 for 25. Many colors, designs and quantity discounts available at shopsweetsandtreats.com.

    ice cream on pretzel stick
    Ice cream lovers gather round, the Dark Chocolate Crave Bar is a dessert that at least two people can share. Premium handcrafted vanilla ice cream is hand-dipped into rich dark chocolate and salty pretzel crunch and fused to a pretzel stick enrobed in caramel and more chocolate. Far more than an "ice cream pop", it's an ice cream celebration! Also available in Milk Chocolate and Cappuccino. Available in select stores in Illinois, we're sure we'll soon be seeing Crave Bars popping up all around the US. SRP: $5 thecravebar.com


    Add freshly ground seasoning to grilled meats and veggies with the Peugeot Zest Electric Pepper Mill to add freshly ground seasoning to grilled meats and veggies. Features a soft, ergonomic grip and Peugeot's milling mechanism, which is the strongest on the market. A crystal clear acrylic window showcases the ingredients inside and reminds the user when to refill. Uses 4 AAA batteries, included. In addition to the lime pictured here which is more of a yellow, it's available in black, lagoon {blue}, and red for $39.95 at cutleryandmore.com.


    robin chocolates caramel pecan turtles

    Robin Chocolates' Caramel Pecan Turtles are a work of art and almost too pretty to eat...almost {somehow we managed ☺}. Roasted Pecans are blended with creamy caramel enrobed in dark chocolate and dusted with edible 23K gold. Ready for gifting, a "good as gold" box of 3 retails for $6.75 at robinchocolates.com.



    KIND Snacks' Caramel Almond & Sea Salt Bar is a delicious, healthy, vitamin-packed snack. Savory sea salt and creamy caramel is melted over crunchy almonds. We found individual bars at GNC and Food Lion. A case of 72 bars retails for $107.50 at kindsnacks.com.


    Did you know, in addition to their heartwarming books, Chicken Soup for the Soul™ makes a line of comfort foods. We tried their gluten-free Three Cheese Pasta Sauce. For a jarred sauce, it is magnifico! A delicious blend of imported and domestic tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and Asiago, Pecorino Romano and Parmesan cheeses. SRP: $4.99. Available at grocery stores throughout the US. 


    Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win a YUMMY goodie box filled with gourmet treats.

    To Enter: Email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 

    • "Gourmet" in the subject line
    • your first and last name
    • complete mailing address
    • twitter id 
    • facebook name 
      If you're entering our giveaways, we ask that you follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest as well as our sponsors. 

      If you wish to tweet about this giveaway, here's a sample tweet for your convenience ~
      #Win a YUMMY gourmet goodie box from @ChicLuxuries in *Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets & a #Giveaway* EASY entry: ow.ly/zfbSg

      Giveaway ends 11:59 PM ET August 25, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

      Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


       

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