Enter to win our latest giveaway for this Wild Style Wide Bangle from J Crew



Enter to win our latest giveaway for this Wild Style Wide Bangle from J Crew courtesy of Gumball.

The Secret To My Great Hair – My Mane Event with Pantene Recap & Giveaway


I’ve got great hair! I used to say that it’s because I’m a Leo and Leo’s are known for their manes. But the truth of the matter is I’ve been using Pantene FOREVER. I mean for as long as I can remember I’ve been using Pantene products. So clearly I owe my amazing, shiny, healthy, luscious locks to them.


So when I was invited by MomTrends to attend a Pantene party I jumped at the chance. One because MomTrends throws the BEST parties and two because I am a walking talking Pantene girl.


The party started off in style as it always does with MomTrends and Pantene is all about style. I was picked up at my Jersey home by a car service and brought into the city to MPE Penthouse (they had the most amazing view of the city).


The night started off with cocktails, appetizers and catching up with blogger friends.


The “mane” event however, was the doctor behind the new AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair  line for Pantene. Dr. Jeni Thomas, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and P&G’s Beauty and Grooming Principal Scientist, who works on researching the areas of the scalp and hair.


Prior to the event, Pantene had sent all attendees products from their new Age Devy line. Which of course I loved. I’ve been using the Keratin shampoo and conditioner they sent as my hair is fairly straight (sometimes I get a little wave in it). Everyone loves Pantene for the smell but Pantene makes my hair super shiny and healthy. It really is for hair so healthy it shines.


I learned a ton from Dr. Jeni that night including that she works alongside the Olay folks (after all they are both P&G brands) in regards to aging hair and skin. She talked breakage, greys, frizz and more. I even had some one-on-one time with Dr. Jeni and I told her how I noticed my scalp has changed once I hit 30. That I don’t know if it’s truly dandruff I occasionally get versus dry scalp. She said often times when it comes and goes it can be stress related. Interesting! She suggested that I continue to switch between a dandruff shampoo and a regular shampoo.


This of course made me bring up the Pantene Anti-Dandruff shampoo that was discontinued. I had been using that for a while, and then it was discontinued. Last summer I was thrilled when on the Pantene Facebook page we got to vote for what retired item we wanted back and then learned that they all came back. Unfortunately I couldn’t locate the anti-dandruff shampoo anywhere. I mentioned it to Dr. Jeni who introduced me to the nice PR folks and wouldn’t you know…. A week after the event I got a package in the mail. A years’ worth of Pantene Anti-Dandruff shampoo!!!!!! You have no idea how excited I was. Now I can switch between that and the Keratin I love so much also.

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There were stylists on hand to create some fun looks with the new line. I opted for beachy waves.


The Echo Design group was there also teaching bloggers how to tie scarves in a multitude of ways. Plus we got one in our swag bag. Yippee!


As you can tell I had a blast that night! And now I’m giving you the opportunity to win some fab Pantene swag for yourself so that you can also have super luscious locks.

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*Disclosure – I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Vote for me! Glamour & Sally Hansen Best Of You Contest – Plus you could win a basket of goodies!




I was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the Glamour Sally Hansen Best of You Contest. The more votes I get the better the chance I win. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Please VOTE for me  (Katie DeVito) for the Sally Hansen Best of You Contest! http://www.glamour-scoop.com/sally2013/


For the past 13 years, Glamour and Sally Hansen have joined forces to honor the most inspirational women from coast to coast.

Help us choose from this year’s most admirable semifinalists—all nominated by readers like you. The top four chosen will receive an additional donation for their charity, PLUS a trip to New York City for two and a makeover!

Your vote will automatically enter you for the chance to win a basket of beauty goodies from Sally Hansen and Glamour.




Please VOTE for me  (Katie DeVito) for the Sally Hansen Best of You Contest! http://www.glamour-scoop.com/sally2013/

12 month XBOX Live Gold Membership – Giveaway (X2)

So, remember when I said that the third giveaway package was the last one of the holiday season?


Well Ladies and Gentleman, its a Christmas miracle because there is still one more prize to be had!

In fact, there are two prizes: two different people will each win one of these valuable and desirable 12 month XBOX Live Gold Membership gift cards!

Each card is valued at roughly $65 dollars and makes a great gift for any one you know who uses their XBOX for internet gaming and on-demand entertainment.

The cards will work for people with an existing Live Gold Membership or for someone who has never had a membership.

Two people get to win these cards, so your chance of success is even higher than in the previous installments!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get one of these great gift cards for someone special!


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Get More for your Munchkin this Holiday Season with the Lil’ Tykes Holiday Giveaway!

This giveaway installment is for the tiniest tot in your life, featuring volume one of the animated DVD series Bowlopolis, two Munchkin Brand trainer drinking cups and one Munchkin brand sandwich cutter.


The first volume in a series of 8 total DVDs, Bowlopolis introduces 10-year-old Layne who faces the challenge of rescuing his dad by winning an important bowling game.  He makes plenty of friends along the way who help him try to conquer the powerful villain Kingpin and save the world, his dad, and of course win an awesome trophy. This unique first episode gives kids an entertaining look at a classic American pastime and teaches the importance of family and friends.


Next up for grabs is the Munchkin Brand sandwich cutter.  Munchkin is known for providing parents with a wide variety of items for their babies and small toddlers, ranging from proper safety devices for the home to fun and special products that make having children more fun. This particular item, a one-piece sandwich shaper, cuts any sandwich into four “puzzle pieces” to help interest your child at mealtime.  It is shaped not only to cut the sandwich into small, easy to handle pieces, but it also removes the crust all in one motion!

The plastic is BPA free and the product is easy to use; your child will be excited to eat their sandwich thanks to this fun device!


Finally, to top off this giveaway package, Munchkin has also provided two click-lock, leak-proof trainer cups for children ages 6 months and up.  The cups come in a wide variety of colors, and the ones provided in this giveaway happen to be orange and blue with blue and red caps.  Your lil’ tyke will want to show these bright, stylish cups off to everyone you meet!

Also BPA free and made with silicone, these 8oz cups are the perfect starter set to help your small child learn how to use adult cups.  Your child will love how easy the cups are to use, and you will love having fewer spills to clean up!

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