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3/29 & 4/5: Join Forever 21’s Road to Festival Tour

Forever21TourWith all of this dreary, rainy weather in NYC all I can think about is Coachella. I can not wait to be in the sun, listening to music and hanging out with my friends.

BaubleBar Partners with Anthropologie + Their V-Day Collection

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Pieces from the Anthropologie and BaubleBar Collection

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner BaubleBar is giving us so many reasons to be sweet for them!  By now you probably already love BaubleBar for its affordable, awesome priced jewelry that

Style Your Way Into a Trip for 2 to LA + $3,000 Shopping Spree Compliments of Caress (Sponsored)

Image 2Who wants to go to LA? *Hand raised*. Well enter Caress’ Fab Style Photo Challenge for your chance to win a 3 day/2 night, all accommodations paid trip to Hollywood for 2, plus $3,000 shopping spree.

Touch of Foam + Cynthia Rowley Facebook Contest: Design your way into a Trip to NYC Fashion Week & $5k Shopping Spree

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Last month, I joined fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley for the launch of LYSOL’s new Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand WashThe duo had announced during the event that they would be kicking off an exclusive design contest in March inviting America to help design a limited-edition label for Touch of Foam. The grand-prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to NYC Fashion Week, a $5k shopping spree and will see his or her one-of-a-kind label on store shelves this fall!


To enter, visit https://apps.facebook.com/lysol-tof-contest/

You will then be prompted to select a scent (Creamy Vanilla Orchid, Rose & Charry in Bloom Or Wild Berry Bliss). From there you pick a pattern and color scheme and voila you’re done!

The deadline to enter is May 1, at which time Cynthia Rowley will select her favorite design and the contest winner. For official rules and to learn more visit https://apps.facebook.com/lysol-tof-contest/

Good luck! Or rather, wish me luckJ Scope my design above!

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Happy holidays! Win this Nicole Miller Dress

Continuing in the holiday theme of I wear it, you win it! (don’t worry, you’re not actually winning the one on my body), this week we’re giving away the Nicole Miller Textured Lurex Jacquard Combo Peplum Dress ($420 value) to one lucky winner! Talk about the perfect holiday party dress, it fits like a glove!

There are 4 different ways to enter:  Each option counts as a separate entry.

  • Leave a comment under the post telling us why you want to win
  • Follow @PrettyConnected on twitter & tweet, “Follow @PrettyConnected and RT for your chance to win @NicoleMillerNYC holiday dress #NMHolidays #giveaway” or tweet us why you want to win using the hashtag #NMHolidays and #giveaway
  • Follow @PrettyConnected on Instagram and leave a comment using the hashtag #NMHolidays
  • Like Pretty Connected on Facebook and leave a comment under any post.

Getting Glam with Lise Watier + 12 Strokes of Midnight Promo

You may remember from my post last month I traveled with 8 exceptional beauty bloggers to Montreal to celebrate the launch of Canada’s #1 prestige beauty brand, Lise Watier‘s new US website. While there the brand spoiled us with stretch limousines, makeovers, breakfast with Madame Watier at the Ritz Carlton and photoshoot with Brian Ypperciel! To give you a taste of the experience and the world of Lise Watier, check out this video they made from our trip!

{Behind the scenes of my photo shoot}

Smashbox Launches Fall 2012 Image Factory Collection

Fresh for fall, Smashbox has launched their Image Factory collection. Consisting of products for eyes, lips and cheeks, the limited edition collection is straight from a modern-day image factory, AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY IT! The reviews are steller at Sephora, unfortunately I’m currently road tripping through the west coast on my way to Burning Man, so I’m going to have to wait until I’m back in NY to get my hands on this collection!

Smashbox is also partnering with People StyleWatch to launch the Image Factory contest! If you’re an up-and-coming photographers, makeup artists and/or stylists (or aspire to be one), you’re invited to upload three photos of your best work to ImageFactoryContest.com. Fans will vote on their favorites, and three finalists from each category (photography, makeup artistry and styling) will be chosen to be flown to the Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles to work on a real shoot for a Smashbox Cosmetics advertisement that will appear in People StyleWatch. To enter and learn more, visit ImageFactoryContest.com by September 15th!

Now for the Image Factory Collection! 

{Giveaway} Win L’OCCITANE’s Fantastic Provencal Basket filled with $200 worth of product

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Skincare brand, L’OCCITANE has compiled an oh-so-giftable basket of products inspired by the natural beauty of Provence! Filled with regional specialties and $200 worth of L’OCCITANE products, we’re giving away a set to one lucky winner that leaves a comment under this post telling us why they’d like to win — any non-spammy (happy) comment, automatically enters you.

{Win me! Leave a comment under this post to enter. (Pssst: L’OCCITANE is giving away 10 additional sets on their Facebook page)}

**Extra entry will be given to any fan that follows @PrettyConnected on Twitter and tweets about the giveaway, for example: Want to win the @LOCCITANE Fantastic Provence skincare set ($200 value)? To enter leave a comment HERE: http://bit.ly/Nwl7mz

Additionally, there are 10 extra chances to win through L’OCCITANE’s Facebook page!

Starbucks Launches Refreshers! Try it for free July 13th from 12-3pm (+ Tweet to win a $25 giftcard)

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Last night I went to a summer soiree hosted by Starbucks in celebration of the national launch of their NEW Refreshers beverage. This product is B-A-N-A-N-A-S! (Figuratively not literally.)  It actually come in two flavors, Very Berry Hibiscus (my preferred flavor) and Cool lime and despite tasting closer to refreshing flavored lemonade type beverage, it’s actually coffee. Naturally caffeinated from green coffee extract (which offers about 1/4th of the amount of caffeine as regular coffee), Starbucks Refreshers combines real fruit juice to make this the perfect afternoon-pick-me-up. They have 100 calories and contains 50% of your daily value of Vitamin C. Prices start at $2.90 for a Tall size (12 fl oz.).

TRY IT FOR FREE! Starbucks is hosting an in-store promotion on Friday, July 13, where customers can stop by any Starbucks location and enjoy a complimentary tall Refreshers beverage from 12-3 p.m.

GET SOCIAL! Starbucks want’s to hear from you. If you’re on twitter, tweet them @Starbucks using the hashtag #StarbucksRefreshers and let them know what you think! Additionally,  Starbucks launched VIA Refreshers! At less than 40 calories (and still packed with Vitamin C), VIA bringing the instant coffee experience of Starbucks Refreshers to your home. Perfect for on the go, Starbucks VIA Refreshers come in the same flavors, Very Berry Hibiscus and Cool Lime and are available in a five-pack for $5.95.

WIN IT! We’re giving away a $25 gift card to Starbucks + Starbucks VIA Refreshers in both flavors + 3-pack of the Ready-to-drink Starbucks Refreshers cans (that launched in stores earlier this year). To enter, tweet us @PrettyConnected using the hashtag #StarbucksRefreshers on why you’d like the win OR tweet: Want to win @Starbucks $25 Gift Card + NEW #StarbucksRefreshers? RT & follow @PrettyConnected for ur chance to win! http://bit.ly/PR0k1Q