You don't want to miss this contest! Talk about an early Christmas present for your home ... these gorgeous pillows will make the perfect accent pieces. I am going to have a hard time sending these off to the lucky winner - I want them for myself. However, giving is much more fun ... especially around the holidays.

A huge thank you goes out to my friends at Blissliving Home, a place where you'll find that luxury is affordable, compliments of Mei Xu. Both pillows will go to one lucky winner. And entering this contest is easy. Simply sign up for Style Tips (to the right) by entering your email address and you are on your way to winning these beautiful pillows. If you are already of member of the msf community, you are entered! Just one of the many perks. mia

Mia Floor Pillow
Featuring a patchwork print, brightly colored in shades of
sapphire blue, flamingo and aqua. An added touch of luxury is revealed on the edges of the pillow trimmed with flamingo silk dupioni and self-covered buttons on both sides. One pillow. Size: 20" x 20".

freyaFreya Pillow in Flamingo Same gorgeous patchwork print in brightly colored shades of flamingo, sapphire blue, and aqua. Velvet rayon band trimmed around a sapphire Chinese button and satin ribbon. Size: 12" x 20". Down filled insert.

Total prize valued at $115.

Avoid getting caught up in the last minute holiday shopping frenzy - start today. Blissliving Home is the perfect place to start ... with home accessories, candles, bed linens, pillows, throws, fragrance and more!
Here it is. The contest you have been waiting for. Quite possibly the easiest contest you have ever entered. Or for those subscribers, the easiest contest to enter by doing absolutely nothing. That's just one perk of being a member of the msf community.

The rules are simple, subscribe to become a member (enter your email address to opt in under style tips) and you are entered to win these fabulous products, valued at well over $100. Included in the giveaway: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Bella Il Fiore Sugar Kisses lip scrub, Skinn Dimitri James No Damage Lash Curler, Jane Iredale PurePressed Base SPF 18 5-pack sample case and Bella Il Fiore Private Eye mascara.

The winner will be picked by one of you on October 31st. That's right. I will reach out to one msf member and ask them to pick a number. That lucky number wins all of these products. Good luck!


5883_hero.thumbnailI can't believe we are approaching the 400th comment. Seems like just a couple of weeks ago we hit the 300th mark. That tells me that everyone is a lot chattier these days, which is great! So, chat away and you will be rewarded. Yes, indeed. I am creating another contest around comments. The person who posts the 400th comment will win a red no!no!

For those of you who have not yet heard about the no!no!, it's a hair removal product utilizing Thermicon technology, a gentle heat wave that destroys hair without pain or irritation to safely reduce hair re-growth up to 64%. Created by Radiancy Ltd., it's portable and sleek, and claims to decrease hair density and stubble over time.

So fire away with comments. The rules are simple: comment on any area of the site, or any article or posting, including this one. The 400th comment will win the no!no! Good luck!
While it may be a bit selfish at times, the quiet contest clearly serves a purpose ... sanity. My kids and I play this game in the car almost every week. I am sure they don't realize the rationale behind it, but nonetheless, enjoy every second of it. Okay, so maybe I enjoy it even more!

On that note, we are holding quite the opposite kind of contest here. Screaming and shouting at the top of your lungs is completely acceptable - and you could actually be rewarded for it! Just introduce your friends, family, and acquaintances to [my] style files. Forward the emails and encourage them to subscribe. Simply cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on your emails to three or more people now through May 15th and you will be entered to win a fabulous clutch! The more I work with clients, the more I realize how difficult it can be for women to get a hold of the right kind of information - in a timely fashion. Let's help by reaching out to as many women as we can, building our community and empowering women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

lcsAux Pieds De, a shoe and accessories website, has graciously provided this sleek purple and lime clutch. Made with 100% charmeuse silk, this bag has a beautiful screen print inspired by the greenery on the island Jamaica. It's hand made with machine-stitched applique. Pair this with jeans and a fun evening top for a night out with the girls! Retails for $99. Learn more about Aux Pieds De - and see how they make it easier for women who wear extended shoe sizes, while keeping the rest of the market in mind.

Good luck and have fun. Not so quiet contest ... starting now!