Monday, November 8, 2010

kittytokaren's Favourite Things GIVEAWAY - Pradman Jewelry & Essie!

Today I have the honour of sharing with you two of my top-favourite-number-1 picks for this season...and then giving them away to one lucky PoP reader!! Here's the coordinating combo:

The first item is my must-have nail polish pick of the season - Essie Smokin' Hot. Ever since the early promo pics went up, I've been excited for this polish - and it does not disappoint! It is the most perfect, luxurious, sultry grey that has a dash of violet which lends it an air of mystery. It feels soft and cozy like a cashmere sweater, but yet constructed with a bit of an edge, like a perfect tailored military jacket. (I've already worn this twice...and I can't see stopping now!)

The second item is the perfect companion piece to this smoky polish - an almond-shaped labradorite ring from Pradman Jewelry (see it here). I've owned this ring for a while now, and the stone is much like Essie Smokin' Hot - full of little complexities, but with an all-over mysterious and smoky result. I've been reaching for this almost every day lately, no lie. (Btw, it looks great stacked with the onyx ring...) Each stone is unique, and every one I've seen from Pradman has been amazing! Labradorite looks perfect nestled into this little gold band with a smooth bezel...just right for every day and won't catch on things, but special enough for night-time as well! (See that blue flash?!)

The fantastic Nicole of Pradman Jewelry saw that I put up a picture of her almond-shaped onyx ring in a recent post and wanted a way to say thank you to our wonderful readers for stopping by her site. She says thank you in the best of ways - with a gift! (Also, check out the Pradman Facebook page...they have great jewelry giveaways every month!) We wanted to give the readers a polish and ring set that will take them through fall and winter, for both day and night - and I insisted on giving you my personal favourite combo of two items that I can honestly highly recommend!

So readers of PoP, please enter our GIVEAWAY! The winner will receive 1 BRAND NEW bottle of Essie Smokin' Hot and 1 BRAND NEW Pradman Jewelry Labradorite Ring (in size 5, 6, 7, or 8).

- One entry per person.
- Anyone in the world is allowed to enter.
- If you win, you will be contacted the next day for your address/ring size. If you do not respond after 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.
- Giveaway closes November 26 at 11:59pm EST.

The entry form is below, and will be in the sidebar of the site for the duration of the GIVEAWAY! All you need to do is fill out your name, email and tell us about your favourite Pradman piece! (My next purchase? Either the labradorite earrings to go with my ring, or this smoky quartz ring. Hmmm...decisions...)

Good luck & I hope you enjoy my favourite things,

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myclumsyheart said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love handmade jewelry that looks like it came from a professional jewelry store.

Also, I was in Ulta the other day(buy 1 get 1 half off opi! picked up 2 of the new burlesque colors) and some older ladies were looking at the new Essie polishes. I mentioned that I own Sew Psyched and get mad compliments every time I wear it. They ended up buying that one and Smokin' Hot! I felt so accomplished :)

kittytokaren said...

@myclumsyheart - I'm glad you like it!! This jewelry is for real and doesn't look homemade at all - I really love it! Your Ulta let you do the 2 for $10 deal on the burlesques?? Mine was being strict and only giving it for the certain polishes in the flyer :( And way to spread the Essie love!!! Sew Psyched is awesome - great advice. :)


Silva said...

Great giveaway! It's all so beautiful!

aaminahs mom said...

cool giveaway nice post as always

whateveramber said...

I looooove Smokin' Hot and can't wait to pick it up. I'm kind of on a no-buy until after Christmas, though. :-\

Adrienne said...

so pretty! I have yet to see this collection in stores though. Can't wait til it does!

kittytokaren said...

@Silva - Thanks! and I have to agree :)

@aaminahs mom - Aww why thank you! You are sweet.

@whateveramber - Definitely put an entry in for the contest then! You might win it and be able to get it while sticking to your no-buy!

@Adrienne - I really like the whole collection, even though we've seen a lot of the colours before. Essie has been knocking it out of the park lately in my opinion! :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely giveaway! That polish is really gorgeous. :)

Lucy said...

I just love jewelry! I used to buy many pieces but haven't for a long while. Love that polish. Really about time that they've updated their colors.

faerieberry said...

I've never wanted to win a giveaway as badly as I want to win this one! Your picks are fab!!

chichijunk said...

I love this! I love Pradman! I love Essie! I'd love to win!!

kittytokaren said...

@mylittlevanities - I'm glad you like it! :)

@Lucy - A girl after my own heart...I echo your sentiments - it was about time...but I am very willing to let it slide if they produce more great colours like this that just make me swoon!

@faerieberry - Ahhh thats so good!! My fingers are crossed for you! It really is a truly random giveaway (a little widget picks the winner for us) but I'm hoping it goes to someone who reallyreallyreallyreallyREALLY wants to win :)

@chichijunk - Ah so glad you love my picks! Have you tried Pradman jewelry before?? I always felt like they were my own little private Etsy find, but I'm sure other people have found it too :P


Anonymous said...

Those look so great together! The Essie is a really interesting purple that I've haven't seen around.

Etsy is far too tempting for me. On more than one occasion I've gone there just "to look" and spent half the day drooling over all their cool stuff. I've begun calling them Etsy blackouts, because when I come back to reality I've inevitably lost valuable hours! :)

Sarah said...

Great pick, I've been loving Smokin Hot too! I'm surprised it hasn't gotten a lot of love, but to me it's the sleeper hit of the collection.

kittytokaren said...

@frauleinfoodie - Ahhhhh I've so gone down the Etsy spiral! You don't know where those hours go....but thats how I found Pradman and I love their stuff!

@Sarah - I totally agree I think this is the star in a great collection!! :)


Katherine said...

That looks so beautiful on you! Your skintone really pulls the purple out of colors. I'm wearing it now too and I love it, but it doesn't look nearly as purple on me.

Leela said...

ah these rings are amazing, bought them for xmas gifts! and I LOVE this essie color

Duchess81 said...

So gorgeous - I love the idea that the nail polish perfectly matches the ring! Essie is great and I find it lasts on your nails the longest!
Amy L

kittytokaren said...

@Katherine - Understatement of the year! If there is any purple anywhere near a polish my skin will pull it out.....i think its because my skin is so yellow and purple is directly opposite it on a colour wheel?? I don't know....I kind of wish it looked less purple on me to be honest, so I bet it looks fab on you!

@Leela - Ahhh what I great idea!! I wish I was on your gift list!!

@Duchess81 - I so agree - Essie lasts the longest on me as well! That's why theyre my fav brand. They've also been coming out with some seriously great colours lately.


Andy said...

This most odd - I'm quite sure I commented here before, several days ago, but it didn't appear, so I'll try again.
The ring here is lovely - it would make a great present for my other half. I also like the gold and black onyx earrings, which would make a great present too!
The only trouble is if I won I'd feel I have to give my other half the bottle of Smokin' Hot too, but I'd rather like to keep it for myself!

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