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Week o’ Love Giveaway: Sugarwink Cupcakes for your Valentine

I love Valentine’s Day more than anyone over the age of 12 probably should. But what’s not to love about a holiday that celebrates love? And chocolate? Nothing.

So I’ll be holding my usual Week o’ Love giveaway this week!

I’m happy to tell you that the first giveaway will be with Sugarwink!


Sugarwink is an online bakery based in Toronto that specalizes in all types of desserts, from butter tarts to cookies to cupcakes!

IMG_0231I tried the Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes. The cupcake was nice and moist, and the frosting wasn’t too sweet and tasted more like a whipped cream than a buttercream. It was good!

Classic flavours like red velvet and chocolate are available, along with special flavours like Blackberry Cabernet (Moist chocolate cake with Cabernet-soaked blackberries, topped with boozy blackberry buttercream) or Chocolate-Red Wine (A decadent chocolate cake made with a touch of red wine, topped with red wine reduction frosting.)

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Sugarwink also makes gluten free and vegan cupcakes and offers free GTA delivery.

We’re giving you the chance to win a box of cupcakes to deliver to that special someone for Valentine’s Day! If you live in Toronto, enter below and you could win! Contest closes on Wednesday Feb.12.

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{Giveaway} One of a Kind Christmas Show


The One of a Kind Christmas Show is one of the best shows in Toronto! It’s a great place to find charming prints, unique greeting cards, fun mugs and so much more. Not to mention food! Tea, shortbread and jams are all in abundance here.

Step into the winter wonderland and discover local gifts, all handmade by our artisans, designers and makers. Be sure to join us for daily figure skating performances at the centre aisle.

Over 800 artisans and designers are featured. The Christmas show features a Gift Wrap Centre sponsored by Scotch and daily gift wrap workshops. Take a look at my Spring coverage of the show!

Event Details

November 28 to December 8, 2013

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place,
100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto

Weekdays & Saturdays: 10am – 9pm
Sundays: 10am – 6pm
Late Night Shopping December 5: 10am – 11pm

Adults $14 (at door); $12 (online)
Seniors/Youth (13-17) $7;
Children (12 & under) free

The One of a Kind Christmas Show has generously given me 10 pairs tickets to give away for you to attend the show!
To enter, tell me your favourite thing to do at the One of a Kind Show.

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Win Clever Travel Companion Gear!


I’m so happy to bring you a giveaway today from Clever Travel Companion, in honour of TBEX!

TBEX is the Travel Bloggers Expo conference that is held around the world. This year, the conference is being held in Toronto  and I’ll be attending! I can’t wait to meet and mingle with tons of new bloggers!

As frequent travelers, bloggers always need good gear. Last year when I was heading to Italy and France, I was researching ways to keep my valuables on me that didn’t scream , “Tourist! Tourist!” Enter Clever Travel.

They design every day items with one extra touch…pockets! Stash your valuables in a pair of boy shorts with a zippered pocket. Pop your passport into your tank top pocket. Going somewhere cold? Bring along their long johns! (they would have been useful for Quebec!)

Not only are they super cute and stylish, they are also incredibly comfortable! I bought the tanktop and underwear for my trip and I was so happy that I did. The large tank top pocket fit my passport and some backup cash. I was able to wear it as a tank top or underneath a zippy sweatshirt.

Today Clever Travel Gear and I are giving one winner the chance to pick one item from their website! Want to win? To enter, tell me the clever place you stash your important things while traveling!

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Study in Style with Scarborough Town Centre and WIN!

You might have the back to school, back to work blues. Cheer up, and don’t forget the best part of the fall…shopping! Picking up new school supplies for you or your little one can be fun!  Especially if it’s a back to work outfit treat for yourself.  (You work hard!) Scarborough Town Centre is a perfect place to shop.  It’s come a long way. They did a renovation a couple of years ago, giving the mall a fresh look and bringing in some new stores and restaurants. You can shop at Forever 21, Aritzia, Browns, Victoria’s Secret, Hot Topic….there are over 250 shops and services for you to explore.

I’d like to help you explore those stores….with a $50 gift card to the mall, courtesy of Scarborough Town Centre! To enter, use the form below to tweet what you would buy with your prize!

Note: Winner must pick up prize before October 5, 2012 at the STC Customer Service Centre (located on the upper level by Centre Court) during Centre Hours. Winner must be 18 yrs of age, resident of Ontario, must pick up with photo ID and sign a release form. The prize cannot be mailed.

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Essie Review & Giveaway!

The other day I received a lovely little package from Essie, chock full with new shades for the summer. True to this seasons palette, these new shades are bright! With fun names like “Oh So Teeny Bikini” and “All Tied Up” these colours will get you in the mood for summer!

I tried out a couple of the polishes, and I liked them! I’m not used to wearing such bright colours on my nails…but that being said I’m pretty excited to try the orange. Essie polishes go on smooth and are pretty opaque. All of the shades are a flat, glossy finish except for “All Tied Up,” which has a bit of a shimmer.

(yes, I’m a messy nail manicure. I do my nails like I live my life. FAST.)
Essie has given me one set to share with one lucky lady! To enter, fill out the form below and tell me your fav shade!

Giveaway #5: Godiva Chocolates

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Whether you are snuggling up with a loved one, hanging out with friends or dining solo, I hope you have a fantastic day!
What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolates? Nothing! In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m giving away a box of Godiva Chocolates.

This giveaway is generously donated by Pusateris Fine Foods. Pusateris shops are always chock full of delicious gourmet items like cheese, fresh bread and a yummy bakery counter with goodies to take home. Visit them on Facebook or follow them on twitter!

Enter below!

Giveaway #4: Seriously Red Lipstick from apotheKerri beauty

With Valentine’s Day being literally around the corner, today’s giveaway will help you perfect that sexy pout. Seriously Red Lipstick from apotheKerri beauty has won over lipstick lovers and non lipstick lovers alike. It’s a true red which means it works on virtually every complexion!

Enter to win yours today! This lipstick was generously donated by .

Pop on over to their website and see their other cool products! Enter to win under the jump.

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