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Hello 2012

Wishing everyone the happiest of new years. May your lives be filled with peace, joy, love, and good health.


EatSmart Products Review and Giveaway

It's that time of year that so many of us start thinking about resolutions. I'd venture a guess the #1 resolution is to lose weight, it certainly is on my to-do list, so today's gifting event couldn't be more timely. EatSmart Products sent us their Precision Digital Bathroom Scale to help me with my weight loss goals. 


The scale is battery-operated, three AAA batteries are included. It is lightweight and the oversized {3.5"} LCD display makes results easy-to-read. I have to tap my current scale and wait for a second or two before stepping on it or it doesn't register my weight. The Precision Digital Bathroom Scale has step-on technology, results are instant, no tapping or waiting. Maximum weight is 400 lbs. The scale also comes with a 2-year warranty. I find weighing myself every morning helps me control my weight. If I skip a few weeks of weighing in, by the time I step on the scale, I almost always have gained at least 5 lbs. 


The Precision Digital Bathroom Scale can be ordered through Amazon for $28.95. 100% of the referral fees EatSmart receives from Amazon are donated each month to a worthy cause. To see EatSmart Products' entire line, visit EatSmartProducts.com. Connect with them on Facebook and on Twitter @EatSmartScales.

EatSmart Products is gifting one reader their Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
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  • Tweet about this contest, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win a scale from @EatSmartScales and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 3, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


Thank you, EatSmart, for sponsoring this giveaway and gifting us your Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

Sevani Beauty Gifting Event

We've discovered a wonderful organic skincare company created by Sher Gibbs who is a licensed holistic aesthetician with 20 years experience in the industry. Sher's passion for her business and providing her customers with superior all-natural products that best fit their skins' needs is abundantly apparent.

A customer lovingly dubbed Sher her Magician Chemistician, and I understand why. Sher sent me a bottle of Ageless Eyes Revitalizing Serum to introduce me to her products. I applied a drop of serum around each eye at night for two weeks. A little goes a very long way with this product. The delicate rose scent is intoxicating. My eyes didn't have their usual tired look in the morning and it seemed to lessen the dark circles. It also does a good job at smoothing crow's feet. A .5 fl. oz bottle retails for $54 at SevaniBeauty.com


I also received a complimentary trial-size jar of Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Creme. I don't usually review trial-size products for a variety of reasons, but I was so impressed with this product that I had to include it in this article. It too smells incredible with a subtle orange sherbet scent. The texture is ultra light and fluffy and super creamy. My skin drank it in unbelievably fast, it made it feel incredible and it seems to be helping diminish my facial wrinkles. {Sher is my new best friend}. ☺ A 1-fl. oz. bottle retails for $65. Shipping is free with a $50 purchase so both of these products would qualify. Do yourself and your skin a favor and try a Sevani Beauty product that is right for your skin type.


If you're unsure what products are best for you or if you have any skincare questions, Sher offers complimentary 20-minute skincare consultations. Email to schedule a consultation via phone or skype. Sevani Beauty also creates custom products if a client desires. It is a rare company that offers this level of service and quality. 


Like Sevani Skin Care on Facebook for special offers, skincare tips, and additional contests and follow on twitter @SevaniBeauty. A wealth of info can also be found on Sevani Beauty's blog which I highly recommend reading.


Someone's eyes will be smilin' because Sevani Beauty is generously gifting one Chic Luxuries' reader a bottle of Ageless Eyes Revitalizing Serum. RV: $54. 


To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
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  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win Ageless Eyes Revitalizing Serum from @SevaniBeauty and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com RV: $54 #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 8, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


Huge thanks to Sher and Sevani Beauty for sponsoring this event and gifting us your incredible products. 

MPG Gifting Event

If I do say so myself, I have a knack for finding THE BEST brands on earth and MPG is included in that category for sure. They asked me to choose an outfit from their line of chic activewear and could not have been nicer. I selected the Vision Tank in Azure ~



I think having a cute outfit to workout in is important especially if exercising is not a passion. I haven't made time for exercising like I should in the past few weeks so I'm hoping this pretty outfit will give me the incentive I need. The Vision tank is a lightweight performance jersey made of 92% polyester, 8% spandex with built-in Coolmax bra liner and removable cups. The fit is generous and the azure color is brilliant. The Vision Tank is also available in Purple and Black, sizes XS-XL and retails for $44


MPG also sent me their Essential Women's Pants in Black ~ 


These are a nylon-spandex blended brushed jersey with a sueded feel...very chic and unique! They have a good bit of stretch to them and are soooo comfortable, quite possibly the most comfy exercise pants I've ever worn. They are semi low-rise and fit PERFECTLY. The Essential Women's Pants are bootcut with a 34" inseam. Available in Black or Smoke in sizes XS-XL, they retail for $50.


I love that this outfit can be worn in and out of the gym, grocery shopping, running errands, playing with the children, biking in the park and just lounging around.




MPG is offering Chic Luxuries' readers 20% off their entire purchase with code: mpgischicluxury. You've gotta love a company with a big ♥ and MPG's generosity doesn't begin or end with us. Since their start, MPG has been donating 1% of all sales to the Mondetta Charity Foundation, whose work benefits needy children in Africa. 


And...because they are so awesome, MPG is gifting one lucky reader the item of their choice! {Must be an in-stock item, excludes outwear}. Contest is open to US and Canada! ARV: $100, exact value depends on item selected.


To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
Bonus Entries {Optional} ~ 
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win the item of my choice* from @MPGTweet and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $100 #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 7, 2012. For Complete Rules, additional Gifting Events and Winners' list, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


*excludes outerwear

Thank you MPG for sponsoring this event and gifting me your chic activewear. 

Merry Christmas to All ~

Wishing everyone a season of blessings. May peace, love and happiness fill your heart and home at Christmas and always.




                                                             
                                                            ~ and to All a Good Night!
                                                                                  xox

CLEANCut Dispenser Review

What a happy surprise when I looked outside my door and found the CLEANCut Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser sitting on my front porch Saturday morning. I was not aware we had been selected to review it ~

I like clutter-free countertops, I admit I'm a little fanatical about it. I also love under-the-counter appliances so this product is right up my alley. Checkout this video and see for yourself how cool CLEANCut's technology is ~



We're having our kitchen painted in a couple of weeks and I thought we should wait until after it was completed to install our new CLEANCut but rather than postpone the review I tried it out on the kitchen island ~


CLEANCut is available in different finishes, we received it in Stainless Steel which is perfect. We go through rolls and rolls of paper towels in our house, I especially love the feature that cuts the towels to your desired length regardless of the perforation...very ingenious, economical, and earth-friendly. Whenever I bake cookies, my hands are always covered in batter, the CLEANCut touchless sensor is so convenient while cooking or baking. Also great for those with small children for quick clean-up of spills.


This product reminded me of my days working in Catering, CLEANCut is a must-have for professional kitchens. Actually, I can think of many businesses that would be perfect for...craft shops, ceramic studios, even doctor's offices and hospitals, kindergarten, nursery schools ~ the list is endless!


CLEANCut Dispenser is available in Stainless Steel finish for $159.95 or black or white for $139.95 at CleanCutDispenser.com. Order by December 25 and receive FREE shipping and a complimentary bottle of stovetop cleaner. "Like" CLEANCut Dispenser on Facebook too!


Many thanks to the folks at CLEANCut for gifting us their unique dispenser. 

BEARPAW Constantine Boots Review

Christmas came early for me because the great peeps at BEARPAW sent me their Constantine Metallic Knit Boots in Maple to review. 

These are positively the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Move over pink fuzzy slippers, I may never take these off! I have a hard time finding shoes and especially boots that don't hurt; these seriously feel as though I'm wearing slippers. Made of cowsuede with a sheepskin and wool blend lining, these boots guarantee compliments every time you step out the door in them! The design is so unique and stylishly cute. With ultra chic details that include adjustable suede tassels and wooden beads, a thin golden thread woven through the knit material, and the sheepskin lining peeking out from the top. They are super warm and can be also be worn slouched down. 


Also available in Black with Silver Metallic Thread ~


BEARPAW Constantine Metallic Boots are item #0852301 and are available at BEARPAWshoes.com for $90. Receive free shipping and exchanges too! 

I loved these boots so much, I purchased a second pair of BEARPAWS, The Victorian, great for wide-calves ~


Connect with BEARPAW on Twitter @BEARPAWshoes for #FreeShoesFriday and on Facebook and find them online at BEARPAWshoes.com.

Thanks so much, BEARPAW, for these comfy boots. I hope everyone will find a pair of BEARPAWS under their tree this Christmas. 



Seriluna Gifting Event


It didn't take us long to discover a brand new skincare company. Launched just last month, Seriluna, makes all-natural skincare products and sells spa-inspired lounge wear.


They sent us a few of their products to try. First up Love Your Body Body Butter ~ 

Available in 17 different scents, Love Your Body Body Butter is made with Beeswax, Sunflower and Jojoba oils, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. We received Juicy Fresh which has a very light, clean scent that reminded me of cucumbers ~ very fresh indeed. I could feel the oils in it and, although it quickly absorbed into my skin, it didn't leave it greasy. I applied a little extra to a cut that has taken a long time to heal and it now seems to be closing. This scent would be perfect for the summertime and, I imagine, the addition of aloe vera would help relieve sunburns. A 4-oz. jar retails for $22.


Next I tried Seriluna's Revitalizing Body Wash ~


This too is available in 17 scents. We received Fresh Fig which is not a scent I would ever have purchased without first sampling, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a very light "spa-like" fragrance. I fancy myself a spa-owner wannabe and have been known to turn my home into an at-home spa on occasion. I adore all of the aromas in a spa so anything that reminds me of that is a big hit with me. The Revitalizing Body Wash also makes a sudsy lather which is a plus. Layering the body wash and body butter in the same scent would be delightful. An 8-oz. bottle retails for $16. 


Last but definitely not least is Sweet Brown Sugar Scrub ~



I am a sugar-scrub junkie, I think it is one of the best products ever invented. No surprise this was my favorite product in the Seriluna line. I simply love the feel of the sugar granules brushing away dead skin ~ I know that sounds crazy, but it's true! Use all over for an indulgent treat. For super soft feet, use the scrub in the shower and then slather on the body butter, wear cotton socks overnight and wake up with baby-soft tootsies. A 6-oz. jar retails for $24.


Checkout all of Seriluna's luxurious spa-quality products at Seriluna.com. Like Seriluna on Facebook and follow on Twitter @Seriluna_USA to keep up with this exciting new company.


To celebrate the season of giving, Seriluna is gifting one Chic Luxuries' reader all three of the products featured. RV: $62

To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
Bonus Entries {Optional} ~ 
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win pampering skincare products from @Seriluna_USA and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com RV: $62 #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 2, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


Thank you, Seriluna, for gifting us your luxurious products and sponsoring this event. Best wishes for success!

Sparkling New Year Gifting Event

We've partnered with Maria from Avon Dreamers to add a little extra sparkle to the New Year for a few of our readers. Five lucky winners will each receive these Princess-Cut Cubic Zirconia Earrings Total ARV: $125 ~ 


I've known and worked with many Avon Representatives over the years. Maria is, far and away, the most generous leader I have ever met, probably the reason why she is also the most successful. Her team ranks #15 in the country of more than 600,000 Representatives! Here's a peek at the $400 in sparkling prizes Maria's team members are eligible to win in January* ~


Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl and Sapphire Ring by diViene RV: $115 ~


Sterling Silver Onyx Ring by diViene RV: $85 ~


Gruen Denim Rhinestone Watch RV: $50 ~


Designer-inspired Pearl Cable Bangle RV: $35 ~


Pandora-style Necklace and Earrings Set RV: $30 ~


Fergie Leather Rocker Handbag RV: $60 ~


ShoeDazzle Gift Card RV: $40 ~


*Representatives in Maria's 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation who place an on-time order of $50 or more in Campaigns 1 thru 3 are automatically entered to win. New Representatives joining in Campaigns 2 or 3 are also eligible with same qualifying order.

If you are interested in learning more about opening an Avon business, Email Maria for all the details or visit her website at youravon.com/mtirotta. The cost to open an Avon store of your very own is $20 which includes brochures for your first two sales campaigns and a special gift from Maria ~ 
*Gift sets vary. Image is of a previous gift set given to new Representatives joining Maria's team and used to illustrate typical value.
To Enter to Win one of FIVE pairs of Sparkling CZ Earrings, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
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  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win Sparkling CZ Earrings from @AvonDreamers and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com FIVE WINNERS! Total ARV: $125 #contest
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET January 1, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Special thanks to Maria from Avon Dreamers for continuing to shower our readers with goodies.


Disclosure: As an AVONdreamers Ambassador, we occasionally receive free product from Maria for review purposes or to gift to readers. We received five pairs of CZ earrings to gift to readers for purposes of this article. No other product or monetary compensation was received. 

eBags Gifting Event

We'd like to take credit for discovering a new line of affordable luxury handbags on our own, but it was our friends at eBags that told us about Piazza ~ and we're so glad they did! These bags are GORGEOUS! We were gifted the Capri Tote in Nutmeg ~ 


How ultra chic is this bag???? Made of soft cowhide, this is a roomy tote and the quality is superb. This tote would be perfect for business, travel, to take along shopping, or to carry your ipad. It has 4 compartments on the outside, 2 on the side, a roomy one in the front with a foldover magnet closure and a large one in the back with a zipper closure. It also has two zippered compartments inside and a pretty brown and white lining. A dust bag is also included. Another fav from the Piazza Collection is the Lucca Satchel ~


What woman wouldn't want to find a Piazza handbag under the tree? 


The Piazza Capri Tote is available in four colors {black, chocolate, terra cotta and nutmeg} and retails for $169 on eBags.com. Be sure to keep checking their website, they are having huge sales for last-minute holiday shoppers. Like eBags on Facebook and follow on Twitter for even more savings.

Soooo are you wondering what is included in this Gifting Event? Well, because our friends at eBags are so fab, they are gifting one lucky reader the Piazza handbag of their choice! Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!!! Approximate retail value of prize $175, exact price determined by bag selected.

To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
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  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win a Piazza Handbag from @eBagsOnline and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $175 #contest #giveaway
  • Click Share under our Facebook post about this event to share on your wall
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 27, 2011. For Complete Rules, additional Gifting Events and Winners' list, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Thank you eBags for gifting us Piazza's super chic Capri Tote and for sponsoring this very special gifting event.

Spa Week Gifting Event and a Discount!



Want to give a gift that every recipient will ADORE any day of the year? A Spa & Wellness gift card by Spa Week is a gift of well-being that will be remembered long after the holidays are over. 
Spa Week gift cards are redeemable at 4,500 spas in the US and never expire. A massage, facial, manicure or pedicure ~ with a Spa Week gift card, the recipient can decide. Personally, I'd be thrilled if every gift I opened was a Spa Week gift card! Wouldn't these also make fantastic birthday and bridal party gifts? 


 Holidays can be stressful, don't forget to treat yourself to one too! I can't wait to use mine on a massage, aaaah ~


Through December 31, save 10% on gift cards in any denomination from $25 to $500, plus receive a complimentary gift box. Instant email delivery is also available for last-minute shoppers. To purchase a gift card for your spouse, a friend, your staff, a loved one or yourself visit Spa Week. Be sure to like Spa Week on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. While we think our contests are awesome, I have to admit theirs are even better so don't miss out. 

Our friends at Spa Week are so generous they are gifting us and a lucky reader a $50 Spa & Wellness gift card. YAYAAAAAY!!!!!! 

To Enter, complete one, or both, of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
Bonus Entries {optional} ~
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to win a $50 gift card from @SpaWeek @SpaWeekGiftCard and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com #contest #giveaway
  • Click Share under our Facebook post about this event to share on your wall
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 26, 2011. For Complete Rules and list of additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Thank you, Spa Week, for sponsoring this luxurious gifting event, we love you! xox

Tropical Traditions Giveaway

Our friends at Tropical Traditions offered to sponsor a giveaway for another of their best-selling products ~ Powdered Laundry Detergent. Although it's not our typical product category, with house guests arriving, college students coming home for Christmas vacation, and most everyone trying to save where they can during the holidays, we thought why not?
Two ounces is all that is needed to clean a regular-size wash with normally soiled clothes, which means a 5-lb. tub would clean 40 loads of wash! That's a lot of socks! Powdered Laundry Detergent is environmentally safe and includes no dyes, fillers, phosphates or perfumes. Perfect for allergy sufferers like me. Powdered Laundry Detergent is safe for whites and colors. Combine with Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach for a one-two punch against stains. 
Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent left our colors bright and our whites stain-free. A 5-lb. tub normally retails for $30 and is on sale for $16.99 at TropicalTraditions.com.


To make your holiday cleaning a little easier, Tropical Traditions is giving one reader a 5-lb. bottle of their Powdered Laundry Detergent. ARV: $30

To Enter, complete one, or both, of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
Bonus Entries {optional} ~
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ I entered to #win a best-selling product from @TropTraditions and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $30 #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 21, 2011. For Complete Rules and list of additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Thanks, Tropical Traditions, for sponsoring this giveaway and sending us your Powdered Laundry Detergent to try.

Brownie Brittle Gifting Event

Have you ever tried Sheila G's Brownie Brittle? If not, you're in for a treat. We recently discovered this unique company that, just as the name implies, makes crunchy irresistible brittle out of brownies. Their business is BOOMING! One bite and you will understand why. We received their Sampler Pack of 3 flavors including Toffee Crisp, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip ~    


Wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee on a chilly afternoon. The children will also love these dipped in milk. Imagine a crisp cookie with the taste of a rich brownie. If you love the edges of a brownie, you simple have to try Brownie Brittle. The packaging is what you would expect from a gourmet dessert snack, a sleek shiny black resealable bag. A 3-pack sampler retails for $15.95 on BrownieBrittle.com. Share the variety pack with a friend, hide one in a Christmas stocking, or leave some out for Santa ~ if they last until Christmas!


Who wants to try a bag? How about 6 bags? That's right, the generous folks at Brownie Brittle are gifting one lucky reader two of their Sampler 3-packs, ARV: $43 including shipping. 


To Enter, complete one or all of the following and leave a separate comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry} ~
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  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook
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  • Tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ I entered to win 6 bags of gourmet goodies from @BrownieBrittle and @ChicLuxuries on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $43 #contest #giveaway
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 22, 2011. For Complete Rules and list of additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


Thank you, Brownie Brittle, for sending us your delicious treats and sponsoring this gifting event.

 

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