If you need a new purse, read on…

If you, like me, are ALWAYS in the need of a new purse/bag, then you’ll be happy to note that A Pregnant Pause is running a giveaway right now.  And why, do you think, I need a new purse?

Well, I’ve been toting the same old black velvet clutch to almost all the dinners I have attended, that I think it is high time I get myself a new one.  So I need a pretty purse because I will be attending a wedding dinner soon, and I want something NEW and classy to take along with me, and also one that will match my outfit!

Go check out the giveaway now, you might just walk away with a gorgeous bag from AliceWonders!

As for me, this is the one I picked for myself (being optimistic here…) :)

Win Skin Free products from the Eco-Chic Contest

A while ago, I reviewed 2 products from Skin Free.  Bottom line: I liked them a lot!  I recently finished using my bottle of Super Moisture Butter Creme though, and will be reviewing the soap and scrub really soon.

If you love Skin Free skincare products, and if you are a person that loves being environmentally- friendly, OR if you are Eco-Chic (love that term!), then you have got to check out the Eco-Chic contest organized by Greenwala and Skin Free Skincare.

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Enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of Skin Free skincare products!  The contest ends December 31 2009, so you’ve still got plenty of time! :)

Gorgeous handmade accessories at Sweet Contemplation Accessories

A few years ago, a friend of mine who had visited Australia, presented me with a pair of gemstone earrings she had gotten for me as a souvenir.  They were very simple drop earrings, with a brown gemstone (can’t recall what the stone was), and I absolutely loved them!  I wore them almost every day, but unfortunately, one day, the stone dropped out and I lost it forever.  I never could find a replica like that anywhere, and I figured that my best bet now would be to make myself a similar pair of earrings.  But amid all my daily chores and projects (like my knitting project), I can hardly find time to make myself some jewelry.  SIGH.

But that’s the long story of it.  I have a dinner to attend next month, and my plan was to make myself some accessories to wear.  Since I am running out of time, I decided to postpone my jewelry-making project.  Part of the reason is because of my busy schedule and part of it is also because I found the perfect handmade piece for my outfit at Sweet Contemplation Accessories!


Sweet Contemplation Accessories offers gorgeous handmade accessories that sparkle, dazzle and are so pretty, it makes me want to buy the whole collection!  The store is based in Australia, and all the accessories are handmade by its proud owner, and a friend of mine, blogger Tine of Beautyholics Anonymous!  Tine specializes in beautifully handcrafted chainmaille, and pretty glasswork beads, crystals, pearls,…you name it, she’s got it.

The store carries a wide selection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even specially designed watches that are sure to make a statement.  Shipping to anywhere within Australia is absolutely FREE, and a mere AUD6 to anywhere else in the world (FREE international shipping for purchases above AUD100).

Good news is that you have 4 days left to utilize the 15% discount (use coupon code LAUNCH09, valid till November 16 2009).

I saw.  I contemplated.  I chose and I got what I wanted.  What about you?

I’m waiting for my parcel to arrive next week :)