Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weeks of Giveaways: Week 1 Karina Smirnoff’s Fendi Spy Bag- WW

Welcome to Week #1 of
Win This Bag
sponsored by HipSwap

hosted by Sidetracked Mom’s Blog

Win This Bag” is a 6-week event
that will feature 6 weekly giveaways. There will be one designer handbag
given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable
designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi. Our 6th
week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have
the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale! So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates
this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before…
some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s
closet! That’s right –

Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity! Photobucket
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This week’s prize:


It’s FINALLY HERE!!  I’m so excited to
kick off this series of giveaways for you!  Do we have any Dancing With
the Stars Fans out there?  How about fans of Karina Smirnoff? Fendi? 
All of the above!?  YOU are going to love this prize!  We are kicking
off our 6 weeks of giveaways with Karina Smirnoff’s Fendi Spy Bag!

Click HERE to see additional images of this bag!!

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Good luck!

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Tips of the week

Make your own ruffled earrings
Handmade bauble necklace
DIY: Rodarte inspired celestial hair clip
DIY: Braid bracelet

DIY barefoot sandal shoe enhancer
Spiked iPhone case DIY
DIY: Ethnic Skirt   Check it, it's cool!

DIY: Makeup fixer upper
Smokey eye tutorial

Ombre nails
Fishtail nail art manicure
DIY: Nail stickers: gingham [aka grid paper]

His/Her sharpie mug
DIY: Ombre vase from juice jug

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-Ups: EIGHT Designer Handbags Giveaway

Sidetracked Mom will be hosting a great giveaway sponsored by HipSwap!
Each week a different designer bag will be given away — 8 weeks and 8 bags in total!
This is also an amazing opportunity for bloggers! You can sign up for one free link, and pay $1 for each additional link.

Join us for EIGHT Consecutive Weekly Giveaways Of High-End Designer Bags HERE

Please mention Lulu in Greece sent you!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June Birthstone - Alexandrite

June Birthstone - Alexandrite

Alexandrite is another birthstone of June (see Pearl for June here). 
What's so special about this stone? It changes color (alexandrite effect) dependent upon the lighting, from teal to magenta
Alexandrite is associated with balancing the mind and emotions, and it helps to achieve calm and works as an anti stress amulet.
Natural alexandrite is extremely rare thus extremely expensive) But you can always afford a lab created alexandrite jewelry or Swarovski crystals:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Currently loving...

Statement Rhinestone Illusion Necklace, Unique Fashion with Purple, Golden Yellow and Orange Rhinestones

Shop: Sparkle Beast Design

Price:  $24.99 


United States $6.00 USD
Everywhere Else $7.50 USD

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Going to Greece

Going to Greece
If you plan to go to Greece you'll need thw following with you:
* sunglasses
* sun protection, if you're blond, you'll need a sun protection for you hair too
* 2 swimsuits (for a change and to combine tops and bottoms)
* flip flops 
* many tank tops, the lighter the better - today we have +38, I've already changed 2 tops))
* jean shorts - because they are so comfy, there's no need to iron them and you can wear them day and night
* Greek girls love maxi dresses -they hide the unperfect body parts, and with certain accessories/shoes can be used in both night and day outfit. Personally I prefer short sun dresses...
* the nights (especially in the islands) can be realy windy, you'll need a pashmina or some light cardigan
Size and shape of bags, shoes, hats, accessories - it depends on where exactly you're going and how you plan to spend your vacations
* if you plan to visit archeological sights, you'll need some comfortable shoes

Dorothy Perkins blue dress
$39 -

H M print shirt
£7.99 -

Jean shorts
$79 -

Victoria s Secret victoria secret swimwear
$18 -

Madeline Girl high heels
$70 -

Bourne clutch handbag
£88 -

PASHMINA ART viscose shawl
€33 -

Aviator shades
$16 -

A|X Tropical Flip Flop
$25 -

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Birthstone - Pearl

June Birthstone - Pearl

There are 2 birthstones fro those born in Jube -pearl and alexandrite. I always loved alexandrite colors, but as for pearls - I thought they are for older women) Now I've changed my mind - pearls can be modern and they can be a gem of your outfit)
My Pearls board on Pinterest:

Majorica 18k jewelry
$225 -

Marco Bicego 18k earrings
$2,000 -

White pearl necklace
$11 -