Category: Giveaway

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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Win It! Bio Oil Prize Pack

It’s February and our skin has probably had enough of winter.
Get back into your skin’s good graces by using Bio-Oil.

So what is Bio-Oil? I knew that people used it to help get rid of stretch marks, but that’s all I knew about it.
It’s true that it was originally developed to help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. But did you know that you can use it as a moisturizer, as a bath oil, or even a lip balm? I used it on my face and elbows to help lock in moisture.

Bio-Oil helps maintain smooth, supple, healthy-looking skin and helps you ward off common winter skin care problems like dry, chapped skin. It not only offers moisturizing benefits for the skin, it also helps build a barrier to protect against the drying effects of indoor heating, cold air and wind, and helps seal in moisture.

Bio-Oil wants to give one lucky ready a Bio-Oil prize pack!

The prize pack is the Bio-Oil Collection: 60ml bottle, 125ml bottle and 200ml bottle ($65 value)

Enter below!

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As we enter a new year, there will be lots of shared meals with families and friends. It’s not always easy to prepare those meals- especially if you have young children.

How to Feed a Family

Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh learned quickly how challenging healthy meal-times can be. So they joined forces to create the Sweet Potato Chronicles. This website is full of advice and healthy recipes for feeding your family.

In How to Feed a Family cookbook, Laura and Ceri have selected their very favorite recipes, to create a collection of more than 100 for all ages to enjoy. These are recipes that are tailored specifically to families: they are simple, fast, easy-to-follow, and use ingredients that are readily-available at your local grocery store. Ceri and Laura unveil their tried, tested and true tricks for turning nutritious, sophisticated dishes into kid-friendly masterpieces, that will guarantee you success at meal-time, time and time again.

Today, to help you kick of 2014 in a healthy way, Random House and I are giving one lucky reader a copy of How To Feed a Family! Enter below. This contest is open to Ontario only. Enter by Dec. 31st at 12pm.

12 Days of Giveaways: Charlie Paige

12daysofgiveawayscharlieToday’s giveaway is all about Charlie Paige. This fun brand has ready to wear winter accessories, purses and footwear. I really like their winter scarves and ponchos.


Aren’t they cute? Click here to see their winter collection.


Thanks to Charlie Paige, today I’m giving a prize pack to two lucky winners! The first prize pack will have a turquoise infinity scarf and a pair of pink hand warmers. The second kit will have an orange and brown infinity scarf and a multicolored knit hat.

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This contest is only open to people that live in Ontario. Good luck!


12 Days of Giveaways: QUO by Orly


Fancy getting all glammed up for the holidays? Quo , featured exclusively at Shopper’s Drug Mart, has lots of lovely products out for the holidays! My favourite products are above, and include the awesome  Quo Holiday Crackers, $15 (set of 3). Each one has a mini lip gloss and a mini eye shadow. Isn’t that the perfect stocking stuffer?

The Quo Emergency Kit, $32 is the ultimate holiday makeup survival kit contains all the beauty essentials needed to go from work to the holiday party. This kit includes 4 eye shadow shades, 4 lip gloss colours, 1 blush hue and mini travel-size brushes, all in a luxe quilted navy travel case.

Quo Beauty on the Go, $15 is a smaller and more affordable kit. This elegant makeup compact holds 3 lipsticks, 3 eye shadow shades, and 1 blush. With applicators for lips, eyes, and face, this is the perfect palette for on-the-go holiday makeup needs.

Have you been naughty or nice? I’m giving away one set each of the Quo by ORLY 6 Sweet Nail Lacquers and the Quo by ORLY 6 Spicy Nail Lacquers. I tried the Spice set. These polishes have high pigments and reach full coverage in one or two coats.

Sugar Set ($20): Inspired by holiday confections, these shades have a pearl finish with a feminine flair.

Spice Set ($20): Shades of red, plum, silver and gold set the tone for this fiery holiday set.

Two ways to enter! See below.


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12 Days of Christmas Cheer: Tealish


I bet that you’re in need of a calming cup of tea right about now in the holiday season! For today’s giveaway, Tealish is gifting one reader with the entire 6 Tea Dessert Collection. This sweet collection includes:

Cream of Earl Grey, Chocolate Loves Strawberry, Toasty Almond, Dulce de Leche, Sweet Macaron and Lemon Meringue.

My favourite tea from this collection is Cream of Earl Grey. It combines vanilla with bergamont and cornflower leaves. It tastes amazing!

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Enter below to win this tea collection!

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12 Days of Christmas Cheer: Stila


Stila always has some excellent products with pretty packaging. This season, they kicked it retro style and brought back some of their classic illustrated designs.

smudgestickThis Colour Outside the Lines kit is my absolute favourite. The colours are vibrant and they last all day! To see more items in their holiday collection, click here.


Thanks to Stila, I’m giving away a Portrait of a Perfect Lip set. This super cute paper wrapped palette each features a vintage Stila girl adorned on the cover with six luxe shades inside.

To enter this contest, please visit Twitter and follow the instructions in this tweet! This contest is only open to residents of Ontario and will end on Saturday. Dec. 21, 2013.




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