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Friday, March 14, 2014

Stuck in March Madness? Check out these Giveaways - Linky is Live

I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


      Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

      As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

      Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


      Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
      Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

      I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

      Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

      Friday, March 7, 2014

      Welcome MARCH!! Link up your Giveaways!

      I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
      I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


      I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
      If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

      I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


          Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

          As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

          Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


          Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
          Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

          I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

          Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

          Friday, February 28, 2014

          New Giveaway Linky is up - What are you giving away?

          I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
          I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


          I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
          If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

          I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


              Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

              As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

              Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


              Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
              Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

              I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

              Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

              Friday, February 21, 2014

              It's Friday! Giveaway Linky is Live

              I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
              I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


              I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
              If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

              I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


                  Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

                  As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

                  Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


                  Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
                  Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

                  I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

                  Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

                  Friday, February 14, 2014

                  Happy Valentine's Day! Link Up Your Giveaways!

                  I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
                  I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


                  I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
                  If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

                  I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


                      Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

                      As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

                      Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


                      Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
                      Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

                      I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

                      Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

                      Wednesday, February 12, 2014

                      Vdara and ESPA Partner to Create New Spa Experience in Las Vegas

                      Vdara Hotel & Spa and ESPA, the globally recognized spa industry leader, are joining forces to create an elevated spa experience unlike any other in Las Vegas – ESPA at Vdara.

                      The partnership between the lavish skincare brand and the luxuriously chic all-suite hotel will produce an exclusive spa experience unlike any other on the West Coast. ESPA boasts an impeccable reputation for creating premium spas found only within the world’s most elite resorts, including One & Only, Ritz-Carlton, Bvlgari and The Peninsula.

                      ESPA at Vdara will become ESPA’s first branded spa on the West Coast and only the third in the United States alongside Acqualina Spa by ESPA in Miami and ESPA at The Joule in Dallas. Additionally, the revered brand offers an array of exceptional treatments that can be found in 350 spas throughout 55 countries.

                      “ESPA and Vdara share similar ideologies in embracing the healing power of nature in a sustainable fashion as well as offering guests an impeccable level of service in a luxurious atmosphere,” said Mary Giuliano, general manager of Vdara Hotel & Spa. “Forming this partnership allows Vdara to set a new standard for excellence in the spa community and offer our guests a superior spa.”

                      Susan Harmsworth MBE, Founder and CEO of ESPA said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Vdara to launch ESPA at Vdara. ESPA brings 30 years of spa heritage and knowledge, spa operations and training expertise to this beautiful property and are thrilled be launching our first branded spa on the West Coast.”

                      Aligning with Vdara’s commitment to sustainability, ESPA’s results-driven, natural product line includes skin and body care. ESPA products are derived from a selection of natural ingredients that include ethically sourced marine and botanical naturals to yield immediate, visible results while producing long-term skin benefits. All ESPA products are created in their own UK-based factory which is accredited as one of the best natural manufacturers in Europe. ESPA’s award-winning products will be available for purchase in the retail area.

                      Vdara’s 18,000-square-foot, two-level haven features 11 treatment rooms with three distinct relaxation lounges, a co-ed meditation room, sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, hot plunges and heated lounge chairs. In addition to the pre-existing salon, fitness center and smoothie bar, which have contributed to Vdara’s recent Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating, this opulent destination will continue to promote holistic health and overall well-being for its guests.

                      About Vdara Hotel & Spa

                      Vdara Hotel & Spa is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting. The holistic spa, luxurious pool and intimate meeting space combined with a sophisticated vibe at Bar Vdara and a casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café Vdara create a warm and inviting environment within this AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star Award-winning hotel. Located between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio, Vdara offers access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife in Las Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it all. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit vdara.com or call toll free at (866) 745-7767 or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

                      About ESPA:

                      Recognized as global leaders in spa, ESPA successfully combines the design and management of prestigious spas across five continents with the creation of pioneering, natural products that are rich in heritage, texture and aroma. ESPA - an authority in its field – is proud to partner with luxury hoteliers, property companies and owners around the globe to create some of the world’s finest spas and equally proud to be a British company who manufacture their products in the UK. ESPA products are as unique as they are effective; they are tested each and every day by a highly trained and extremely professional global network of therapists based in 55 countries. ESPA’s award-winning, results driven products are loved by women and men alike, who benefit from their visible results for both face and body. It is this combination of expertise and rich spa heritage that creates a unique brand that has won over 125 coveted awards in the last 3 years.

                      www.espaskincare.com
                      www.facebook.com/espaskincare
                      Twitter.com/espaskincare
                      Pinterest/espaskincare

                      Monday, February 10, 2014

                      Get The Look – Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful

                      Sports Illustrated recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Swimsuit Issue. The star-studded event was magnificent and cover models representing the Swimsuit edition for decades were in attendance; Kathy Ireland, Rachel Hunter, Kate Upton, Tyra Banks, Katherine Webb, Heidi Klum and, of course, Christie Brinkley.

                      Christie Brinkley, one of the original Sports Illustrated cover girls, looked beyond fabulous last night, especially her hair!

                      Model Christie Brinkley arrives at the "50 Years of Beautiful" television event celebrating the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 50th Anniversary at the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

                      Get her red carpet look with the Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley 16” Hair Extension. With just a few snaps, you can get fuller, longer hair in seconds. With a built-in loose wave, each piece blends effortlessly with natural hair for maximum volume.

                      The Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley 16” Hair Extension ($49) can be purchased on www.Hair2Wear.com

                      Friday, February 7, 2014

                      Giveaway: New Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash

                      Experience a boost of soft skin with NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash. 

                      New Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins. The advanced formula, with a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin. 

                      Dial Healthier Skin. Healthier You 

                      - Lotion Infused
                      - New Vitamin Complex
                      -[ For Healthy, Soft Skin 

                      Vitamin Fact: Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep sin hydrated. 

                      What I Think: I have been a fan of Dial for some time. I use Dial brand products all over my home - foaming hand soaps at every sink. I also love their lotions and body washes, so it's no surprise that I really like this latest addition to their body wash line. I love the scent and I can feel the extra boost in my skin when I get out of the shower. 

                      WIN IT! Two Lucky Guide Readers will each receive ONE Coupon for their own full size bottle of NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash

                      Please use the RAFFLECOPTER below to enter this giveaway. US Winners ONLY. This giveaway ends Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:59PM PST.


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                      Good Luck!

                      Disclaimer: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

                      The Friday Giveaway Linky IS BACK!!

                      I am bringing back the weekly giveaway link-up! 
                      I am also bringing back giveaways!!!


                      I still have a compiled list of other giveaway linkies around the blogosphere for you to visit.
                      If you would like to be included, please leave me a comment with a link to your linky category on your site. Thanks so much!! Here is the List I have so far: Click Here

                      I want to thank you all for your faithful linking!!


                          Want to be a "Featured" Giveaway? I believe in the barter system, so email with your offer and we will go from there!

                          As long as the item is truly free (that means no purchase necessary - you can require tasks but no money out of pocket!), and part of a contest on your blog you can list it on my linky.

                          Please keep you descriptions PG (and please include ADULT if the giveaway is adult in nature).


                          Use this format (just trying to keep the linky uniform):
                          Site Name (Abbr. fine) - Prize - # of Prizes (if applicable) - end date

                          I will put up a fresh Linky every Friday so please come back often.

                          Please leave a comment after you list your giveaways!

                          Award Show Hairstyles: For Kids!

                          The month of January was riddled with award shows. From the People’s Choice Awards to the Grammy’s just last week, Hollywood’s starlets stepped onto the red carpets in their bold trend-setting styles. But it seems that keeping up with Hollywood style trends is no longer just a grown up thing to do. “Kids nowadays are so style conscious. In fact, kids (and parents) come into my salons everyday with pages torn out of celebrity magazines, asking for styles that celebrities are sporting,” says Cozy Friedman, founder of So Cozy products and Cozy’s Cuts for Kids.

                          People’s Choice Awards: Heidi Klum

                          We know that braids have always been a go-to style for little girls but this style has now become all the rage among adults and celebs too. With Heidi Klum’s take on a sleek, high ponytail braid at The People’s Choice Awards on January 8th, we don’t think the style is going anywhere soon.

                          The best hair looks from the 2014 People's Choice Awards - Google Chrome

                          Cozy’s Tip: I love this style because there is no better way to dress up a regular ponytail for your little one than to add a braid! It’s actually easier than it looks. Pull her hair back in a high ponytail like you normally would, except take a small section of hair from the bottom and braid it, and then wrap it around the elastic and secure with bobby pins and hairspray. Then with the remaining hair in the ponytail, braid as you normally would! You can use a gel like my SoCozy Styling Gel ($13.95, socozy.com) to slick back the hair into a tight ponytail to hold the style like Heidi did for any special occasion.

                          Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG): Kerry Washington

                          The award to best hairstyle of the SAGs goes to: Scandal’s Kerry Washington. Kerry teamed her hot pink crop top and skirt ensemble with a beehive chignon complete with ribbon hair accessory.






                          Cozy’s Tip: I love this graceful look and I actually have a similar version that girls can recreate in my book, Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girl’s called The Ballerina Chignon. The trick to this hairstyle is to pull back the hair into a ponytail and split the ponytail in half horizontally. Then you comb the top section up and roll it into a loop, pinning the ends to the base of the ponytail. Do the same for the lower section of the ponytail except roll this section of hair down. Using several hairpins, stretch out he loops of hair all around the ponytail base so the loops each form a semicircle—one on top and one on bottom. Girls can have fun with this style by adding fun accessories—embellished bobby pins or a headband as Kerry did.

                          Grammy’s: Beyonce

                          There’s no argument that Beyonce stole the show at the Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26th when after her jaw-dropping performance with husband Jay Z, she changed into an equally jaw-dropping sheer and white gown. To complement the dress, Beyonce kept her shorter do looking effortlessly chic with relaxed waves.



                          Cozy’s Tip: Loose waves definitely give an effortless look and are actually very easy to create. Run a quarter-sized amount of SoCozy Styling Cream ($13.95, socozy.com) through her damp hair, twisting small sections around your fingers, and letting air dry.