Start the Holiday Season with a $200 Target Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner, with Thanksgiving (and of course Black Friday) next week. I’ll be sharing lots of holiday gift ideas in the coming weeks, and to kick it off, I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers for a $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway! Whether you spend it on yourself or gifts, you can’t go wrong with cash to Target. So read on below for details on how to enter – and check back for more on holiday gifts and more now through the end of the year!

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The $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway

Who?

You, of course!

Note: Giveaway is open to the Continental US, Hawaii, and Alaska. Ages 18+. Gift card will be sent in digital format via email.

What?

ONE – $200 Target eGift Card (digital format)

When?

Giveaway will be open from November 18, 2014 – December 11, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random on or about December 14, 2014. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Please read more about giveaway terms here.

How?

To have a chance to win the $200 Target Gift Card– all you are required to do is leave a comment below telling us your favorite things about shopping at Target!

All other tasks are optional to increase your chances of winning.

This giveaway is sponsored by:

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Disclaimer: Target is not affiliated with this giveaway or its sponsors. Prize is being provided by sponsors mentioned above.

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Manicure Tips & Giveaway from Trind Nails

I was recently introduced to hand and nail care brand Trind, which has been around for more than 25 years overseas in Europe. Their products are all made with high quality ingredients that strengthen nails and help them grow, while also conditioning both nails and cuticles – and isn’t that exactly what we’re all looking for in nail products?

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Trind offers lots of great nail colors, from bold reds and cool blues, to neutral nudes and grays – perfect for people like me that like to switch it up on a weekly basis. And while these nail polishes are great, Trind is really known for their nail care systems, such as the Moist & Shiny Kit shown above.

The Trind Moist & Shiny Kit will give you strong, healthy nails in just two weeks. The set comes with instructions for simple, once-a-day care that will rejuvenate your nails with a combination of strength and moisture. The Kit includes:

  • Trind Nail-Magic – gives you perfectly smooth, shiny nails
  • Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam – contains natural moisturizers that hydrate dry, brittle nails
  • Trind Nail Repair – will strengthen your nails and prevent discoloration

Trind has some great manicure tips to share – and be sure to enter to win your own Trind Nails set by entering the giveaway below!

  • Even if your nails do not have nail polish to be removed before doing your nails, use Trind’s acetone free Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover to better prepare the nail plate. This will remove any grease and/or residue so your polish will adhere better and last much longer.
  • To push back the cuticles, first soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Pushing back your cuticles should never be painful.
  • While filing your nails, you can check your progress by running them down a pair of old nylons. If your nails snag on the nylons, you have some additional buffing to do.
  • Start with the Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam for moisture and then use base coat to properly prepare the nail plate as your canvas before applying your favorite shade of polish.  A base coat also helps protect and maintain the strength of your nails.
  • Apply many thin coats of your polish rather than one thick coat. It will dry quicker and last longer.
  • Apply your polish like a professional in three strokes. Take a small amount of polish on your brush and apply one stroke down the center of your nail. Then apply strokes on the left and right. Do not use more nail polish. One brush dip should equal three strokes of application.
  • Give your nail polish at least 1 to 3 minutes drying time between coats when doing your nails at home. This will give you a nice even sheen and lasting finish.
  • Apply the top coat only after your polish is completely dry to the touch. It may be a pain to wait out the drying time but you’ll thank yourself later.
  • Chips and cracks to your nail polish are just plain annoying. Part of the preventative maintenance of your manicure is re-applying or “touching up” the top coat. It won’t make your polish last forever, but it will give you some extra mileage.
  • Don’t forget to apply base coat, nail polish, and top coat across the nail edge too.  This helps seal the ends and prevent chips.
  • You manicure doesn’t like added moisture.  Avoid soaking your hands in water if you can, and use a pair of gloves when you can’t!

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Giveaway! Now through November 24, 2014, you can enter to win your own Trind Nails prize pack, valued at $90. One lucky winner will receive a Trind Moist & Shiny Kit (Nail Magic Buffer, Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and Nail Repair), three Caring Colors nail polishes (Red Shimmer, Dark Tan and Deep Blue Shimmer) and a makeup bag. Please note, this giveaway is being offered on multiple blogs and there is a limit of one prize per winner across all participating blogs. Open to US and Canadian residents.

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To learn more about Trind, visit trindusa.com or follow the brand on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

**While I was provided samples for this review, all opinions are my own.

Win a Trip to NYC or San Diego from Atlantic Luggage & Delta Vacations!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine.

This fall has been crazy with the amount of traveling I’ve been doing, both for work and fun. I feel like I’ve been on a plane at least once a week! Last week I got back from a three-day trip to LA then turned right back around the following morning to head to DC for a wedding. Can’t complain too much though – it’s great to visit different cities and friends.

If you’re looking to get away, Atlantic Luggage and Delta Vacations are offering you the chance to win a trip for four to either NYC or San Diego, CA. I just entered because I would love a free trip to San Diego! Some of our good friends live out there and even aside from that, it’s just such a nice, laid back place where people are always happy and the sun shines nearly every day of the year. Don’t get me wrong, NYC has its perks too, but I’ll take the beach over city anyday (pic below of our last San Diego trip earlier this year!).

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Enter to win a family trip now through November 15 and you could win the Grand Prize package, valued at $3,700, which includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for four (4) courtesy of Delta Vacations
  • Choice of Delta Vacations hotel accommodations
  • Choice of one (1) Delta Vacations activity or tour for four (4)
  • Four (4) Atlantic carry-on size suitcases

Since I’ve been traveling so much, I’ve been on the market for durable, lightweight and affordable suitcases – and that’s exactly what Atlantic Luggage is. They’ve been pioneering great luggage since 1919, making travel super easy for families with lots of options for luggage, that range by style, features and color.

Atlantic Luggage’s suitcases fit so much (even more if you take my favorite packing trick and roll tank tops, blouses and other lightweight tops). I love the 360-degree 4-Wheel Spinners that make it so incredibly easy to wheel through a busy airport. Having 4-Wheel Spinners is key when you’re trekking around the airport and streets with lots of bags – I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get these! And with the Link2Go feature, you can even connect multiple pieces of luggage to roll them together with one hand.

Go ahead and head on over to AtlanticLuggage.com and enter to win that trip to NYC or San Deigo. I’ll be crossing my fingers that one of us win! The winner will be chosen within 7-10 days, the trip has to be booked by September 30, 2015 and travel must be completed by October 31, 2015. That leaves lots of time to plan out a perfect long weekend – three days and two nights!

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