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BagInc Gifting Event

It's everyone's lucky day and time for another Alexa Studded Calfskin Leather Bag feature from BagInc ~ YAY!!! Today we are featuring the Alexa bag in the most popular color that I know ya'll have had your eye on ~
The gold studs really pop against the black leather, it's crinkly soft and ultra rich looking. There's not too much else I can say about this bag than I've said in my two previous features, other than I can see why black is the most popular color. It will match everything in your closet. 



It is also a dead ringer for the Alexander Wang bag. Of all the colors it is available in ~ Olive, Light Brown, Camel, ~ the black is the most like its designer look-a-like ~


Looking for a gift she will love this Christmas? The Alexa Bag is IT and well worth the $159 price tag. We've never featured the same item three times, obviously we ADORE this bag in every color and so will you! Although we would love to continue featuring the Alexa bag, we must give equal time to BagInc's other fab selections. ☺ Sooooo, this gifting event will have a bit of a twist. Entrants will vote on the next bag to be featured on Chic Luxuries from the four bags shown below. I know it's difficult to pick just one, but choose you must in order to enter! The bag with the most votes will be the star in our next BagInc Gifting Event {inventory permitting}. The contenders are ~

1. The Bag Snob in Tan ~
The Bag Snob Tan $92

#2 World Cowhide Leather Studded Bag Black ~

World Cowhide Leather Studded Bag Black $179.50

#3 Kellia Snakeskin Leather Tote Brown ~

Kellia Snakeskin Leather Tote Brown $89

Eleonora Cowhide Leather Keepall Bag Red $79


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader who completes the required entries will win the Alexa bag in black from BagInc! Open WORLDWIDE ~ YIPPEE!! 

Please read carefully: To enter vote and complete at least one of the other required entries. Leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. Please be sure to include your name and twitter or facebook user ID ~
  • Cast your vote for the next bag to be featured on Chic Luxuries by entering 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the comments below. {Please vote for only 1 bag and be sure to include either your twitter id or facebook user name}.
  • Like Baginc on Facebook {be sure to include facebook user name in comments}.
  • Follow @Bagincbags on Twitter {be sure to include twitter id in comments}.
Bonus Entries {optional} ~
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
  • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ #Win @BagIncBags most-coveted bag on http://ChicLuxuries.com RV: $159 #Contest #Giveaway Open WORLDWIDE! cc: @ChicLuxuries
  • Follow Chic Luxuries on Pinterest and repin one of our pins about this giveaway.

We are extending this giveaway to give our friends in the Northeast time to enter when power is restored. Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 10, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Thank you, Baginc, for sponsoring this giveaway and gifting us another of your fabulous Alexa bags! xox



Photo credit BagInc.com and ChicLuxuries.com



Magimix by Robot-Coupe Gifting Event

Bon Jour! It was Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one when I opened the door and found this sitting on my front porch...and it's been love ever since! Let me introduce you to the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 12-Cup Food Processor ~


Gorgeous, right? I know! I have even named it! Wait till I tell you everything Francoise can do! First, it has three bowls ~ small, medium and large so you don't have to stop to wash and dry bowls during preparation. One of my favorite features is an extra-large feed tube which eliminates the need to pre-cut most ingredients. It effortlessly mixes, blends, minces, slices and dices everything from herbs to pizza dough and bread! I think Francois is going to help make a chef out of me yet!



It arrives in a sturdy box which you can use to store it, but it's such a beautiful piece of kitchen equipment, especially in the chrome color, that you could leave it right on the countertop.




It also includes a DVD, a handy storage container for blades and accessories, and two recipe books {one in English and one in French, hey maybe I'll learn French while learning to cook!} ~


Since I'm challenged in the kitchen, I'm always interested in anything that can help save time, make cooking easier, and inspire me to try different dishes. The cookbook is filled with delicious recipes. With the holidays just around the corner, I decided to give the Gratin Dauphinois {potatoes au gratin} a try ~



I'm happy to say I didn't burn down the house! They look pretty delicious if I do say so myself. Perfect with a salad and glass of wine for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish to the holiday Turkey. ~ 



The food processor was easy to use even for a novice like me. It saved a lot of time and effort slicing the potatoes and grating the cheese. It would be such an asset to anyone who loves to cook or bake especially during the winter months and holidays. I know several friends and family members who would love to find this under their Christmas tree. Did you know Magimix by Robot-Coupe was the first company to develop a food processor? Their food processors are handmade in Burgundy, France, as they have been since the company launched. Magimix is the only company of its kind that manufacturers its own {extremely quiet} motors which automatically adjust power and speed for the job at hand. The company just introduced a 30-year warranty...that's right... thirty years! I can't think of another company that offers a 30-year warranty on a food processor. The 12-cup food processor in chrome retails for $349.95 exclusively at Williams-Sonoma. It's also available in white for $299.95 as well as a 14- and 16-cup size. 



Chic Giveaway! ~ Hold onto your Chef's hats everyone because the very generous folks at Magimix by Robot-Coupe are gifting one lucky reader the same food processor we received!!! Oh Happy Day!!!

Please read carefully! To enter complete the required entry and leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. 

  • Leave a comment letting us know which feature of the food processor you're most excited to use and what will you make first with it. {required}
Bonus Entries {optional} ~
    • Follow @Magimix on Twitter.
    • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
    • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ #Win a food processor from @Magimix by Robot-Coupe on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $350 cc: @ChicLuxuries #contest #giveaway #sweeps #foodie
    • Follow us on Pinterest and repin our pin about this giveaway.
    We are allowing additional time to enter this fabulous giveaway in case our friends in the Northeast lose power for an extended period of time. Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 7, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

    Merci Beaucoup to the Magimix by Robot-Coupe team for sponsoring this giveaway and sending us their awesome food processor.



    Photos courtesy of Magimix by Robot-Coupe and Chic Luxuries.


    On-the-Go Diet Food from Dukan Diet

    One of the hardest things about sticking to a diet for me is when I'm traveling or simply out and about. It's so easy to pull into a drive-thru for a quick breakfast sandwich or over indulge at the hotel's buffet. I recently was contacted by Dukan Diet, they must have heard I need to lose a few lbs.☺ I'm always up for trying anything that will help me lose weight! Dukan Diet was founded by Dr. Pierre Dukan whose is on a mission to reverse the obesity epidemic. I was happy to try several of their products including ~

    Organic Stevia
    This 100% natural calorie-free is 300 times sweeter than sugar. I used just a 1/4 teaspoon in my tea in the morning, it left no after taste and was hard to tell the difference between it and sugar. I had no idea of the benefits of this. It helps eliminate sugar cravings and  decreases bacteria that causes tooth decay. Add water to it to create a facial mask that can be used to smooth wrinkles! Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, egg, soy, milk, preservatives, gluten, shellfish, corn, artificial colors, artificial preservatives or artificial sweeteners. A 1-oz. shaker with scoop contains 622 servings and retails for $9.99.

    Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies


    Get the benefits of oat bran ~ aids digestion, creates a feeling of fullness and provides a good source of fiber ~ in a delicious cookie. Made in France, these cookies can be crumbled and mixed in yogurt parfaits, pie crusts, frozen yogurt cookie sandwiches and cheesecake crusts. Or enjoy them with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack, they are SCRUMPTIOUS! It's important to reward yourself when dieting and Dukan's Oat Bran Cookies ensure you aren't eating empty calories loaded with sugar. Also available in Coconut, they come in cello packs of three, 18 cookies to a box for $7.49. 



    As eager as I was to sample all the goodies, this was the product I was most looking forward to trying. Sounds a bit strange I know, but I am a HUGE believer in the benefits of apple cider vinegar, however, I despise its taste. I had no idea it was available in a supplement. I take ACV for knee pain, as soon as I stop taking it, the pain returns a couple of weeks later. I had heard apple cider vinegar has many other benefits including speeding up metabolism and reducing water retention to aid in weight loss. I usually only drink ACV once a day, I'm looking forward to seeing the effects of the additional doses as far as weight loss goes especially during the holidays. As for my knee pain, I'm happy to report since taking the supplements, it has not returned. Another benefit of this being in a capsule form is not having to pack the glass bottle of ACV when traveling. A 90-count bottle {30-day supply} retails for $17.99.



    OMGosh these are so moist and fresh-tasting, it's hard to believe they came out of a box. If you like the taste of coconut and almonds as much as I do, you will LoVe these!!! They are highly flavorful. Individually wrapped, they are also very filling for a small bar and oh-so-satisfying. A healthy snack for the entire family. Best of all, they are only 90 calories each! The perfect on-the-go bar.

    Dukan Diet offers many other diet foods, a cookbook and their diet book "The Dukan Diet 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep it off Forever" is a NY Times Best-Seller. They also offer a coaching program. 



    The recipe for the Dukan Yule Log, made with Dukan Organic Cocoa Powder and Organic Stevia, all their products, and many more delicious recipes can be found on dukandiet.com. Connect with them on Facebook for additional recipes, inspiration and diet tips.



    Chic Giveaway! ~ Surprise! To help get a lucky reader's new year off to a healthy start, we're giving away The Dukan Diet and The Dukan Diet Cookbook.

    Please read carefully: Leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. Please be sure to include your name and twitter or facebook user ID ~

    • Visit DukanDiet.com and let us know which recipe you would most like to try.
    Bonus Entries {optional} ~
    • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
    • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ #Win The Dukan Diet Book and Cookbook on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $52 cc: @ChicLuxuries #contest #giveaway
    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 28, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


    Many thanks to the Dukan Diet team for sending us their diet book, cookbook and assortment of healthy and delicious products.

    Photos courtesy of Dukan Diet.



    Diva Planner Review and Giveaway

    The ladies at Diva Planner, a Mother and Daughter team from Canada, sent us two of their chic planners to help keep us organized. We received the Cotton Candy color with lime green trim and lining ~

    and the Bubble Gum with tangerine trim and lining ~

    They arrive in a white gift box with the company's logo embossed in silver ready for gifting. I love the bright and cheery colors of these all leather planners and the sleek styling. The design is similar to an envelope clutch bag, very chic! The interior ring binder can hold a variety of inserts. Seven vertical pockets and a window pocket hold credit cards, business cards, and id. A pen holder is included and two side pockets are perfect for hiding notes and cash. A matching leather bookmark is also included and a hidden magnetic closure completes the design .The planner measures 10"x7" when closed and can easily fit in a tote bag or briefcase. 



    In addition to the blue {cotton candy} and pink {bubble gum}colors shown here, the Diva Planner is available in black, cherry red, grey and mango. Makes a great gift for employees, co-workers, and clients. Also ideal for students, fashion-conscious entrepreneurs and professionals. Regularly $39.95, they are on sale for $25 which includes shipping to US or Canada, inserts are additional. Find them at DivaPlanner.ca.



    Chic Giveaway! ~ The generous ladies at Diva Planner are giving away a planner in the winner's choice of color to TWO lucky readers!

    Please read carefully! To enter complete one or both of the following entries and leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. 

    • Visit DivaPlanner.ca and let us know which color is your favorite or which feature of the planner do you like best

    Bonus Entries {optional} ~
    • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
    • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ #Win a leather planner on http://ChicLuxuries.com TWO WINNERS. Open US and Canada cc: @ChicLuxuries #contest #giveaway #sweeps 
    • Follow us on Pinterest and repin our pin about this giveaway.
    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 15, 2012. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.


    Many thanks to the ladies at Diva Planner for sponsoring this giveaway and sending us their beautiful planners. 


    Photos courtesy of Diva Planner and Chic Luxuries


    dr. adam - PARIS, Cellular Therapy Review

    dr. adam - PARIS, Cellular Therapy, is a luxury skincare line developed by Dr. Gerard Adam. Now available in the U.S., each custom treatment protocol is designed to assist in a specified skin care goal. We received the entire Deep Wrinkle Protocol line to try. Since it was stressed that these products should be used together, I am providing a description and price of each item first and concluding with my review on the entire line as a whole.




    I used this twice a day for three weeks. As the name implies, this is a liquid cleanser that lathers lightly. It left my skin feeling clean and moisturized. A 6.76-oz. bottle retails for $49.


    This has a delightful scent and did an excellent job of removing every last trace of dirt and makeup. Usually after cleansing and toning, my skins feels clean but tight and a bit dry. With Dr. Adam's products, my skin felt more youthful after cleansing and much less dry than usual. A 6.76-oz. bottle retails for $49.


    I used this every morning for two weeks. It absorbs instantly and is non-greasy and ultra moisturizing. A 1.4-oz. tube retails for $90.

    I used this every am and pm for three weeks. It is a light cooling cream which absorbed well and definitely reduced crow's feet. A 5-oz. tube retails for $92. 

    I used this every morning followed by the Anti-Aging Repairing Day Cream and in the evening followed by the Night Cream. It is formulated to moisturize and soothe dry, irritated skin. A .5-oz. bottle with dropper retails for $84.

    I applied this every evening after the Intense Repairing and Nutritive Care. Together, these were my favorite products! The first time I used them, I saw a significant decrease in wrinkle depth the next morning. A 1.4-oz tube retails for $90.

    I used this every morning the last week of the review in place of the Intense Anti-Wrinkle Cream. A 1.4-oz. tube retails for $90.




    The packaging of these products is modest given the cost, my first thought when I opened them was "These products better be PHENOMENAL!". I saw dramatic initial results, probably more so than any other product I have ever tried. There may have been continued slight improvement, but it was not as dramatic to me as it was in the first few days. I like that these products are hypoallergenic and can be used even on sensitive skin. The tubes and squeeze bottles ensure every last drop is used. The product that is in a glass bottle contains a dropper, so again, no waste. Overall, I LOVED the dr. adam, PARIS Deep Wrinkle protocol, my skin looked healthy, never felt dry and there was a marked reduction in wrinkles. The only negative was the quantity of products which was a bit overwhelming for me at first. I would love to see the company combine some of the products, if possible, to cut down on the quantity and cost. Although, like anything else, after using the entire regimen for a couple of weeks, it was much easier to remember when to use which product. In comparison to botox or a facelift, this line is a more affordable and pain-free alternative. Find the custom protocol designed for your skin care needs at dr-adam-usa.com and be sure to connect with Dr. Adam on Facebook.


    Many many thanks to the generous team at dr. adam, PARIS for sharing their products with us, they really are PHENOMENAL! 

    Photos courtesy of dr. adam, PARIS


     

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