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Calling all coffee lovers!

Lavazza Coffee Instagram Contest

Okay my fellow coffee lovers, this post is for you! Lavazza coffee and I want to see how you indulge.

Share your coffee moment(s) on Instagram for your chance to win daily prizes of 12oz Lavazza Coffee bags and mugs. Plus five grand prize winners will receive this coffee lovers super basket (pictured above) which includes: Two 12 oz bags of Lavazza Coffee, Lavazza Mug, “Top 100 Coffee Recipes” book, Aerolatte Milke Frother, a Bodum Brazil 3 Cup French Press and a Jolie Scented Candle.

2/23 Join my Oscars Lavazza Coffee Talk Chat on Twitter

Lavazza passionista

I’m so excited to announce I’ll be joining Lavazza for a second year as their ambassador! I’m such a crazy coffee lady, that having a my refrigerator stocked with Italy’s finest is the greatest thing to wake up to every morning.

Holiday Travel Giveaway: Mosaic Photo Book + LeSportsac + Knock Out Nail Polish

travel giveawayIt’s been an amazing adventure spending this past month in Australia. And I’m so grateful to have a platform like Instagram where I can share so many of my moments in real time. But nothing tops an album to capture the memories forever.

Today, I’m taken over Mosaic’s instagram page (@MosaicBook) and am sharing some of the highlights from the trip. All of the pictures I’m showing will then be turned into a photo book using the Mosaic’s photo app (available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play).

I’ve featured Mosaic before but for anyone that’s not familiar, Mosaic is a free app, which lets you create a custom photo album book allowing you to pull images from Facebook, Instagram and shared photo albums for just $25. Best of all, it arrives in 2-4 days and takes minutes to create. And if you order between December 11 – 15th, Mosaic is offering free shipping!

It’s one of my favorite gifts to give, especially with the holidays coming up as there’s no better way to capture all your favorite moments then with a Mosaic photo book.

So in honor of my trip and the joys of holiday travel (preferably to warm, tropical areas), we’re giving away 3 of my favorite travel items: The LeSportsac x Ericson Beamon Clutch, Knock Out nail polish in shade, EEL, and a code for a free Mosaic photo book (and shipping) so you can make your own.

There are 2 ways to enter (each counts as a separate entry):

  • Liking @prettyconnected and @mosaicbook on Instagram and like/comment on the giveaway picture on Mosaic’s page.
  • Like us both on Twitter at @prettyconnected and @heymosaic and tweet about the giveaway using the hashtags #PCxMosaic or by tweeting: RT/Follow @prettyconnected & @heymosaic to enter to win this @lesportsac bag & @kocosmetics #giveaway #PCxMosaic http://shar.es/135XDj

Enter as many times as you would like!

Winner will be announced 12/17. All local, state and federal rules apply.

Rockport Total Motion Collection Wants to Take You to Miami

Rockport Total Motion shoes

Rockport’s on a mission — one that I had to try to believe! Having recently launched their #PoweredbyHeels campaign they are out to prove that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort — especially when it comes to our heels!

It’s no secret women feel more confident and empowered in a pair of pumps (not to mention how much skinnier they make our legs look and elongate us to a more statuesque status). But anyone that’s seen my feet post-fashion week know, they are not a full time reality for this girl (and many of you can relate). And they are completely impractical for most of our everyday actions from grocery shopping to walking the dog — and for you with kids, I don’t know how you do it! So for me, heels are for a 2-4 hour window, mainly events or big meetings and then back to flats. I’m far from petite at 5’9″ so anything longer is just asking for it! Until now.


{Shoes c/0 Rockport Total Motion Desert Boot, Top: Piperlime Printed Structured Top, Pants: Levi’s Black 535 Cutout Denim Leggings, Bag c/o MaryLai BBxML Stassi Clutch, Hat c/o Forever21}


Rockport’s new Total Motion collection is designed in Italy and offers women a stylish shoes with comfort technology and the dependability you would expect from your favorite, most technologically advanced pair of running shoes. Sound’s crazy, right? I thought so too until I put my feet in their Desert Boot — and it was like heaven. The cushioning and warmth is insane! There is no other high heel that compares, I could live in these. I wish all heels would develop this technology since it’s beyond!

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Rockport challenged me to do my everyday tasks I don’t generally do, and last night I took them for a test drive grocery shopping and today I took my neighbor’s doggie, Ellie for a walk. We toured LIC like champs, stopping for coffee and spending the AM outside.

I’m powered by NYC, and Rockport wants to know your secret to your style. Show us what powers your day by posting a photo on Facebook, tag Rockport Shoes and use the hashtags #PoweredByHeels and #sweeps”
 for your chance to win free pair of Rockport shoes and a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for a spa weekend in Miami. Enter through October 15th, good luck!

Learn more about the Rockport Total Motion Collection at rockport.com

{Disclaimer: Sponsored post, opinions, pictures are my own. And for reals, these are the most comfortable shoes ever.}

Win a Keurig Mini + Lavazza K-Cup Packs {Giveaway}


Well my loves, we have an exciting giveaway for you! As you all know I’m a Lavazza coffee addict and part of their Passionista program. And this week they’re letting me giveaway a Keurig K10 Mini Plus Personal Brewer and all four packs of the NEW specialty drip coffee blends – Gran Aroma, Classico, Gran Selexione, and Perfectto – in Keurig K-Cup packs!

I used to have the full size Keurig but living in an NYC apartment it got too bulky and I eventually gave it away and went back to using a french press. This Keurig mini model is much more in par with my lifestyle and I get to enjoy the same delicious, specialty drip coffee blends now made for the Keurig!

Enter to win by liking @prettyconnected on Instagram and liking the picture that matches this giveaway that goes live on 9/3. Additional entries available below through rafflecopter below! Enter as many times as you’d like!

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Good luck!
{Disclaimer: Sponsored giveaway through Lavazza. Entries will be accepted through 9/16, and the winner will be announced by 9/20. US residents, 18+ only. All local, state and federal rules apply.}

Win these 5 Physicians Formula Top #PFSummerGlow Products {Giveaway}

physicians formula giveaway

Last week I joined BeautyStat along with Celebrity Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip, and blogger, Aly Walansky for Physicians Formula‘s #PFSummerGlow Twitter Party. During our chat we gave makeup tips and answered participants questions as well as gave away loads of products! Since the theme was all about getting your summer glow on (hence the hashtag #PFSummerGlow), here’s Beauty Stat and PF’s top product recommendations for sexy siren eyes and bronzed bombshell skin:

Vivienne Tam Partners with WeChat for YOUR Chance to Walk the Runway at NYFW

Vivienne Tam fashion show

ATTENTION all fashionista’s! Vivienne Tam is partnering with the messaging app, WeChat to find fashion’s next rising star! One lucky “It” girl will  be flown to NYC in September to walk the runway at Vivienne Tam’s Spring Fashion Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!

This is the first open model contest Vivienne Tam has ever hosted, and she has partnered with WeChat to find a confident, passionate and creative woman to showcase a look from her upcoming collection, and to give an aspiring young model, the opportunity to participate in New York fashion week.

“WeChat with its all-inclusive platform, allows me to connect globally with my fans to discover new faces and talent who will have an unique opportunity to become fashion’s next supermodel,” said Vivienne Tam. “I am excited to find talent who embodies the true international spirit to star in one of the biggest fashion events of the year.”

Open to contestants across the globe, aspiring fashionistas simply submit their information using the WeChat app or contest site http://www.wechatapp.io/vivienne-tam-model-contest and Vivienne Tam will select her top choices from all the entries. She will then turn the contest over to her WeChat community who will vote to select the final runway winner. (The runner-up will also receive one free pass to attend the exclusive NYC Fashion Week show.)

To participate in the contest, simply:

  1. Download the free WeChat app on any smartphone
  2. Open the app and search “VTAMFASHION” to follow Vivienne Tam
  3. Tap “Messages” then the “Contest” tab to submit a short questionnaire with two photos or visit: http://www.wechatapp.io/vivienne-tam-model-contest

The contest is open internationally to females who are 18+ years old. Applications will be accepted until July 25, at 11:59 PM ET. By following the “VTAMFASHION” account, WeChat users can also share in the winner’s journey and Fashion Week excitement. For official rules, visit: www.wechatapp.io/vivienne-tam-model-contest/officialrules.html  

ABOUT VIVIENNE TAM Vivienne Tam is an international designer known for her culture-bridging, East-meets-West approach to design as well as pioneering global collaborations marrying fashion with technology.  Vivienne Tam effortlessly blends her cultural roots with a modern design vocabulary recognized for its artistry.  She is the author of the award winning book China Chic and pieces from her collections are housed in the permanent archives of the world’s most prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Her collections can be found in 30 freestanding retail stores and over 100 specialty and department stores worldwide.  For more information, please see www.viviennetam.com.  Follow Vivienne Tam on Twitter: @VIVIENNETAM and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/viviennetamnyc.

ABOUT WECHAT WeChat innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with hundreds of millions of registered users internationally. WeChat empowers users in fun dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed. WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating system. For more information visit: wechat.com. Follow WeChat on Twitter: @WeChatApp and Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/wechatapp.     “We look forward to continue pushing the limits of fashion and technology by providing new ways for users to participate in an event as exclusive as Fashion Week,” said Jameson Hsu, GM of WeChat USA.   The top contestants will be notified the week of July 28 and the winner announced the week of Vivienne Tam’s fashion show.  For more information, please visit www.wechatapp.io/vivienne-tam-model-contest and be sure to follow @VivienneTam and @WeChatApp #NextIntlSupermodel for the latest updates. You must be 18+ for your chance    

{Disclaimer: Sponsored post}

Enter to Win a Lisa Leonard Gift Card {Giveaway}

Instagram Giveaway

Happy Monday! What’s more fun then kicking off the week with a giveaway and for jewelry no less! (You all know how much I love my accessories). I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger loves for an instagram contest which gives YOU the chance to win one of FIVE $75 gift cards to Lisa Leonard’s website!

Here are the bloggers I’m partnering with:

How cute is that  ‘love is my anchor‘ bracelet featured in the picture. It’s only $45 and just one of the great finds you could pick from on Lisa Leonard’s site!

Here’s how to enter: Like all of us on Instagram. For every follow, you will receive one entry. And then enter below! This contest will run until July 7th (US residents only, all local, state, federal rules apply). Good luck!

$75 Lisa Leonard Gift Card

Calling all Bloggers! Here’s YOUR Chance to Work with L.A. Colors and Appear in In Touch Weekly + Life & Style!

LA Colors In Touch Weekly Blogger Contest

How do you turn from celebrity obsessed to blogger success??  Why, enter L.A. COLORS “Brush with Fame” challenge at InTouchWeekly.com/lacolors OR LifeAndStyleMag.com/lacolors by Friday, June 27th! 

Win Lisa James’ Spring Beauty Picks from By Terry, Anna Sui, NUXE and more!

b-glowing giveaway

Now in its tenth year, b-glowing (one of my favorite beauty retailers!) has been recognized industry-wide for its extraordinary collection of hard-to-find niche beauty products alongside some of the world’s most coveted beauty brands.

b-glowing founder, Lisa King is pleased to announce her Spring Beauty picks and we’re excited to be giving them away to one lucky winner! From the return of a cult-classic, to the perfect pout and fragrance, Lisa’s picks will add a hint of freshness to any routine.