Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to SkinCareRx!

UPDATE: Giveaway is closed. Thanks for entering!
Hey guys, I'm very excited to bring you all this next giveaway. The lovely people over at SkinCareRx.com
have offered to giveaway a $50 gift card to one of you! SkinCareRx is an online skincare shopping site "created with the intention of making dermatologist and spa-grade, clinically active skin care more accessible." The site features countless brands and products and a 'Guaranteed Lowest Price' policy...pretty neat!

Since June is skin cancer awareness month, we should all remember how important it is to wear SPF. While we all love to have fun in the sun, especially in the coming months, protecting our skin from harmful rays is crucial. Thats why I'd like to spotlight the La Roche-Posay Anthelios
brand, which is sold on SkinCareRx.com. Products in the LaRoche-Posay line range in SPFs from 15 and 60 and uses the lastest advancements in sunscreen technology. Here is a spotlight on some of their products:
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 15 Sunscreen (water resistant) retains its SPF level after 40 minutes of water activity.
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX 15 Moisturizing Cream keeps dry skin types hydrated and soft as it protects against damage
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid provides the highest level of SPF protection in a non-greasy formula perfect for those with oily skin.

Now, on the giveaway... here's how to enter:

1) You must be a follower of Little Miss Savvy (Link on the right sidebar)
2) You will receive one or more entries for each of the following:

  • Becoming a fan of SkinCareRx on FaceBook (1 entry)
  • Following @SkinCareRx1 and @LittleMissSavvy on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Retweet our tweet about your giveawaycontest (must @reply your tweet to @littlemisssavvy and @skincarerx1) (2 entries)
  • Opting-in for the SkinCareRx Newsletter (found at the bottom of the SkinCareRx.com's website) (3 entries)
  • Writing blog post in your own blog (10 entries)- Since it's Skincare awareness month, write your post on La Roche-Posay Anthelios. Topics include but are not limited to: the brand itself (La Roche-Posay Anthelios) and the importance of sunscreen and link back to SkinCareRx website, if you have used the product you can write about your experience and link back to SkinCareRx website, if you or someone you know have been diagnosed with skin cancer you can write about your experience and the importance of sunscreen and link back to SkinCareRx website (100 words)

3) Leave ONE comment in this post and let me know every entry that you made (For instance, if you tweeted, became a fan, and wrote a post on your blog, let me know in one comment). Include links to everything, if applicable (such as tweeting and writing a blog post). Also include your first name and email address.

As you can tell, there are many different ways to enter and it all can get a little confusing so shoot me a email at littlemisssavvy@gmail.com if you have any questions (please don't leave a question in the comments below). The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me. I will then forward your info to SkinCareRx, who will email you your gift code directly. The code can be used at SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com. Giveaway is open worldwide.

Thanks everyone for entering and good luck!


Trend: Turquoise Jewelry

Summer's here! One of the hottest trends this season seems to be color, particularly turquoise. Personally, I love the color. It's just so bright and fun- reminds me of the ocean and lying by the beach. It also looks great pretty much on every skin tone. But, even so,I'm not sure if I want to wear a full on turquoise minidress- might be too flashy for me. I like it more subtle- a little bit of color here and there. So, one of my favorite ways to wear the color is through jewelry- you can match it with browns to create an earthly look or have it pop against a simple black or white tank. Here are some turquoise pieces I found on Etsy.com (a great place to look for unique accessories):


Review: ELF Nail Polishes

Recently, I stopped by the Jack's 99 cents in Herald Square, NYC. For those of you who have never been there, it is basically 3 floors of cheap finds. I like to stop in there from time to time since they carry ELF's entire regular line (or most of it).Anyhow, I was surprised to see that they started carrying some of the new summer nail polish colors. The ones that I spotted were Lilac and Mint Green. Since I already own a similar green, I decided to go with the Lilac. I also picked out a Pearl Pink (turns out I really hate this color, too pearl-y?). While I wasn't really expecting much from a $1 nail polish, I was still a little bit disappointed. ELF's products are mostly hit and miss and I just really wanted this one to a hit. But no, not meant to be I guess. The formula is very very very watery. After I applied the first coat, my nails looked practically the same, maybe just a little more glossy. It took me about two or three more coats to get the color you see in the picture and who really wants to do all that work? Also, I noticed that the polish began to separate already...and I had only owned it for a day. So if you're looking for something to play around with, buying this couldn't hurt. But otherwise, try something else.

(+) Pros
  • Cheap
  • Nice bottle?
(-) Cons
  • Watery Consistency
  • Takes too much effort
Also, Don't forget to enter the CSN Stores giveaway for a chance to win a $40 gift card. Click here to enter!


$295 for a Cotton Bag!?!

A couple days, I was browsing the web and came across this headline- "Prada Launches Bags on a Budget". I think my heart might have skipped a beat- could I finally afford a Prada bag? Well, I clicked on the link and found this:

Wow, what a disappointment. $295 for a cotton bag?!?! I was hoping for a lower end leather bag, but instead found something that looked like it was made out of a tablecloth. Yes, the bag features the classic Prada logo, but would I fork over $300 just for that? Of course not. I'd rather take my $300 and spend it on something I could take somewhere other than the beach. Guess me and Prada will just have to wait, maybe it wasn't meant to be...

What are your thoughts? Would you spend $295 for this new Prada bag?


New Little Miss Savvy!

There's a new Little Miss Savvy coming your way! The site is currently under construction so please excuse our appearance...new site will be up soon!

*UPDATE*: New layout is here! I will still be tweaking a few things here and there so some things might change but this is the gist of it. What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Liked the old one better? Let me know!

P.S. We're now on twitter! Follow me @littlemisssavvy!

Same Look, Pay Less: Jimmy Choo Hunter Rain Boots

These Jimmy Choo Hunter rainboots have been very popular among celebs lately. Fashionistas such as Mary Kate Olsen and Hilary Duff have been sporting these crocodile style shoes around town in wet weather. I also happen to be in love with them, so sleek and stylish. But sadly, there is no way i could afford the $425 price tag.
So when I was browsing through Urban Outfitter's sale section and spotted these, of course, I was very excited! On sale for only $14.99!
They look very similar don't they!?! And at a fraction of the cost of the Jimmy Choos, they will keep my feet dry and my wallet happy.

U.O. is currently offering free shipping with any $75 purchase with the code SUMMERFOREVER. Also, check out the sale section, more great things to be found!


Giveaway: CSNstores.com

Recently, I was contacted by the team over at CSN Stores to host a giveaway for my readers. Naturally, I couldn't turn down a chance for you all to win something so I accepted! Keep in mind, I haven't purchase anything from this website before so I can't give you any reviews or feedback as to their products or customer service. This is purely a giveaway post! From what I know, CSNstores.com features 200+ stores so it seems like they have a HUGE variety of inventory...everything from sofas to shoes. I went on the site myself and here is a compilation of some of the beauty/fashion things you might find:
Pretty neat stuff, right? The winner will receive a $40 gift code toward their next purchase at CSNstores.com. The giveaway will end on June 20, 2010 at 12AM EST. The winner will be choosen randomly and CSNstores will be sending you the coupon code directly. Please check their website for information on where they ship to (I believe it is US and possibly Canada). As always, here's how to enter:
  1. Follow my blog (link located in the right sidebar)
  2. Leave a comment with your name and email address (please make sure you are logged in and use the same email as the one you used to follow this blog). And voila, you're entered!
  3. For one additional entry, you can post this on your blog or twitter (Include the link to the post with your name and email in a separate comment)
If you've shopped at CSN Stores before or are the winner, please let me know what you think, I would love to know! Good luck everyone!

To learn more about CSN Stores, visit their website at www.csnstores.com.


Same Look, Pay Less: Deena & Ozzy Chain Tote

I've been seeing this Chain Tote by Deena & Ozzy everywhere lately and I can see why- it's a cute yet edgy bag that works well for summer. It's also very roomy. It retails for $58 at Urban Outfitters. While out shopping today, I stopped by Strawberry (not sure if you can only find these stores in NYC) and saw this very similar look alike. The color was a little different but otherwise , perfect match. This particular one was $24.99 and they also had it in a grey/black color. If you're interested in getting the 'Chain Tote' look, check this bag out, it's less than half the price of the original (the particular Strawberry I went to is the one located in the Manhattan Mall in Herald Square). I was very tempted to purchase this but then I stopped myself, still saving up for that Gucci lol.


Stila It Girl Trio Palette $10 @ Sephora!

Hey all, just saw this deal on Sephora.com. You can get this "It Girl" Eyeshadow Trio Palette for only $10. For those of you who are already Stila fans, you will probably recognize the shadow all the way to right- the famed 'Kitten'. Kitten is a shimmery, champagne pink and Stila's best selling eyeshadow- and possibly one of the most popular colors of any brand. The palette also comes with Lame- a shimmering gold (no, the color is not 'lame', there is an accent mark on the e, just not sure how to do that on Blogger) and Chloe- a shimmering bronze. These shadows retail for $18 individually so you're getting quite a deal for all three. Click here to purchase one, while supplies last! Remember, free shipping for orders over $50 and free samples!


SKIN MD NATURAL 4th of July Backyard BBQ Giveaway!

Hey guys,
So in the past, I've wrote about Skin MD Natural and their shielding lotion (which is really great btw, check out my post here!). I was contacted again by the folks over there and they let me know about a giveaway they are hosting called the "4th of July Backyard BBQ Giveaway". The prize is pictured to the left and valued at over $300! Great items for backyard BBQ-ing fun and keeping your skin nice as well. For more info or to enter, click here. Also, they are offering 20% off during the month of June to get us ready for summer (use the code SUMMER10 at skinmdnatural.com)

PS. Congrats to Cindy Z., winner of the Missiko Flat Iron Giveaway. Enjoy it!