Simpsons for MAC Giveaway

I wasn't allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up, I think that's one of the reasons why I love it so much now, it's a bit of rebelliousness planted deep. Earlier this month, MAC released their Simpsons for MAC collection in honor of their 25th anniversary and it's amazing! Now, not only do I get to watch The Simpsons as an adult, I get to wear them on my face (as weird as that sounds). It highlights Marge, the queen of side eye. 

Every year I try to do a fun giveaway to thank devoted readers. Because of you, this giveaway happened. I'm sincerely grateful to keep this blog and awesome blog content for free thanks to affiliate links and partnerships (you can read more about them here). They not only provided this giveaway but they also provide for my family, what a dream come true. THANKS! 


- Marge Simpson's Nail Cuticles nail decals

- That Trillion Dollar Look eyeshadow quad

- Marge's Extra Ingredients eyeshadow quad

- Tinted Lipglass in Red Blazer

- Pink Sprinkles powder blush

- Lash 7 faux lashes

HOW TO ENTER: Since it's illegal to ask for a "like" or "follow" to enter a giveaway, I'm just going to go with the good nature of people and hope already follow along. And just like my friend Kate says, "please, none of this follow-and-leave as soon as the giveaway is over jazz.. that's super rude!" Yes, Kate it certainly is. There are options to follow in the Rafflecopter entries (again, not mandatory, just trying to be cool about it but you and I both know I'd love it). 

If you can't see the giveaway, enter here. If you don't want to wait for a chance to win, you can buy the collection here

Where The Magic Happens for Harveys (plus a giveaway! NOW CLOSED)

Being an adult has it's perks sometimes. I pay my bills on time and I get to buy what I wanted as a kid. When I was 18, I got a job at Nothing Shocking, a small but cool piercing and apparel shop in Orange County. When I stacked Harveys bags in the shop, I remember thinking I'd never own one, it was too expensive. Now I have a fun collection in my closet. Everything always comes full circle and now I had a chance to design my own custom bag with them. The design process was fun, and since I was working with only one design, the hard choices were the colors. I went with something I can wear all the time, and yes, there's a surprise of pink in the lining. 

Of course there's pink on it. The bias is pink, so when it gets full and stretches out, the pink pops out. 

Of course there's pink on it. The bias is pink, so when it gets full and stretches out, the pink pops out. 

The Streamlined Tote is versatile. The few days I've had a chance to use it, it's survived being packed with groceries, library books, photography gear and just my general everyday Mary Poppins bag I carry with me. You can check out more of the bag here! 

Ok so before you wonder how much I was paid for "sponsored" Harveys post this week, I wasn't. And it's not sponsored. Working with Harveys was something I've been wanting to cross off my blogger bucket list (yes that's really a thing). Not only did I get to tour the factory and meet Dana and the design team, but I had the opportunity to design my own custom bag (the more I say, it still sounds as cool as the first time). The 18 year kid in me is over the moon. I've always loved the bags but now I have a new agenda for using them. After touring the factory and checking out behind the scenes, my bag isn't just a bag. It's an idea to something bigger, and it made a journey *cue the cheesy background music* But seriously, there's a new found respect for Harveys and I'm so grateful to be a small part of it (ok, like really small but just let me have this moment).

Apparently "Good Looking" is a skill required on your resume to work at Harveys.

Apparently "Good Looking" is a skill required on your resume to work at Harveys.

Harveys donated one Chelsea bag worth $178. The giveaway is open to international readers, you'll get a piece of California if you win. It ends in one week, and winner will be emailed. If the winner doesn't reply within 7 days, you snooze you lose! I'll offer it to the next runner up. Enter below. If you don't see the embedded info, click here to enter. Good luck! Thanks again to Harveys for the giveaway! 

StickyGram Giveaway

I've been collaborating with StickyGram for some time and they've grown from being known as Instagram photos on high quality magnets. Now they're growing their brand and have reached out to make phone and tablet cases. I'm lucky to be one of the first people to test it out and I love them!  They are the éclat of Instagram- one of the first companies to create something with the photo sharing site and this is a big step up from being on our fridge to being on our daily used electronic devices. 

I was asked to review these products in exchange for a review. Since I have a relationship with StickyGram, I want to support them as much as I can and agreed. Just like I'm honest in all my reviews, this is no different. 

I chose three iPhone 5 covers and they fit my 5S really well. To make the covers was really easy, the hard part was choosing! You can design it any way you'd like in collages, stacked, or even one photo. I chose three different themes- floral, Merry and Scott wanted one for his phone and he chose his favorite ones, too. I chose a food theme for my iPad mini since I use it in my kitchen the most. There are more photos here if you want to check them out. This isn't a case for heavy duty, but considering how lightweight they are, the quality is great and doesn't add any bulk to my phone. However, if you drop your phone all the time, this isn't a case for that. For me, the personalization outweighs any bulky case and that's why I love these. The detail is great! I love telling people about Merry or showing off my prettiest Instagram pics.

This is a great addition to Stickygram, I can't wait to see how they grow the company more. You can make your own here or you can enter below for a chance to win a case! 

If you can't see the giveaway entry, enter HERE. Good luck! This is open to international readers, and will be open for 7 days. Winner will be contacted by email. If the winner doesn't reply within 7 days, I'm choosing another one. Thanks! 

Sponsored Giveaway- $50 Credit to CAPow Art & Design

Yep, this is a sponsored giveaway but don't worry, it's a brand I 100% support, love and recommend!

I'm so excited to work with Crystal from CAPow. I've followed her on Twitter for a few years and so happy to share her work with you! She is generous to giveaway $50 worth of credit to her shop. This is open to all worldwide readers (be sure to read her policies on timeline of shipping).

Her shop is filled with typography love, literally. I never imagine maps and candy to be such a great combo, but Crystal makes it work beautifully. These would make great gifts- to send to a loved one, to show where you took your honeymoon, or like I used it, I build a special Anaheim section with her OC map

She also has Margo and Richie prints, which I've blogged about here

It as hard to choose a favorite, but I have to say the watercolor maps are my favorite. These are hand painted!! Most of my art at home is printed but to have something actually handmade is a delight. 

Good luck to you! (if you can't see the embedded code below, click here to enter)

Gadchick Everpurse Giveaway

In case you're new here, I have a fun project called Gadchick. It's a blog and themed magazine devoted to gadgets, software and the tech life to make our lives easier. After much thought over the past few weeks, Gadchick is going to change around a bit. I'm eliminating the theme part of the magazine, the magazine will come out more often (let's start with one for now at least) and the blog will still have great giveaways, wish lists, and reviews. I'm also going to be looking for sponsors. If you're a geeky blog or shop that is interested in advertising with Gadchick, email me

To kick off the new changes, Mandy, one of our contributing editors, is hosting a great giveaway on her blog, Chocolate Cream and Cake. We reviewed the Everpurse on the Gadchick blog, a purse that charges your phone! I know you will want to win one for yourself. Enter the giveaway here and good luck! 


Projecteo Giveaway!

I'm slowly starting to get back into some normalcy, and I know blogging will help me get there. To kick this off, I teamed up with Projecteo. I loved mine and blogged about what it is, what it does, and how it can make a great gift a few weeks back, and I know you will love one too. One lucky reader will win a Projecteo projector plus a customized wheel. They were nice enough to also offer 5 readers to win a personalized wheel. 



To enter is easy!

1. Find this post on Facebook and share it. 

2. Like this Instagram photo and follow @projecteo

3. Post a photo you would use for Projecteo on Instagram and hashtag it with #projecteolights. We would love to see what photo you would use!

This giveaway is open internationally and is sponsored from Projecteo. They are good people and I love working with them, I think you will love them too. Giveaway begins right now and ends on next Wednesday. Best of luck to the winners! 

Jenna Hipp Nail Set Giveaway

I was in Costco the other day (my motherland) and I discovered Jenna Hipp hand cream. I'll admit I only picked it up for the packaging, but it was mostly because it was eco-friendly and budget friendly. Jenna Hipp claims to be the "green nail stylist in Hollywood" and it peaked my interest. I loved the toxic free hand cream and went back for the nail polish set. It's 5 Free nail polish (meaning no Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, or Camphor toxic ingredients). 


After trying them out, I loved them, I went back to Costco (again!) to buy you another hand cream set and nail polish set. It reminded me of Scotch nail polishes, another toxic-free polish but the Jenna Hipp polishes lasted a few days longer. The colors are a semi-matte but with a top coat, you'll get the shine you want. The only thing I wish it had was a longer brush for more control. It's not even a complaint, considering how well these did for the price and reputation.  

How is this giveaway possible? Over the past few months, I've used affiliate links to introduce products I love and this my way of saying THANKS! This is my own giveaway and not at all associated with Jenna Hipp or Costco (ah, I wish). Enter below! 

If you can't see the giveaway, enter here. 


Win $1,000 Splendid Gift Card!

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know my love for Splendid. They always have something fun going on with contests and giveaways. I'm so excited to enter this one but I'm not sure if I want to share this with you because I want to win, too! ;) 

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Splendid is doing a Coast to Coast photo contest- show off what represents your love for East Coast or West Coast. Of course I had to represent West Coast with my outfit. The photo requires Facebook, "like" Splendid's page, and you can enter through your own personal profile (I tried on my blog page, but no luck). The winner gets $1,000 worth of Splendid digs, plus a one on one styling consultation, and you'll be featured on their popular blog.

click on photo to vote! 

click on photo to vote! 

So help me win? If you want to enter, that's okay, too!  Good luck and may the best coast win! (West Coast, obviously). 

Instagram + Splendid LA Giveaway

I'm so excited to announce Splendid LA and teaming up on Instagram to give away $150 Splendid gift card! I still don't know what I'll be spending mine on (I'm waiting for baby's gender so I can go crazy on their baby clothes). This is one of the few companies I truly love and support and I think you should, too. All details are now on my Instagram feed. (sorry for those few readers who don't have an Instagram account, I promise the next giveaway won't be strictly to one outlet!) 


Karen Kimmel Dream Catcher Giveaway

I never imagined a craft to be so fun. My idea of crafting is usually a big mess and involves a lot of glue and most of my hair on accident. Karen Kimmel has brought a level of sophistication to crafts and I'm so honored to be a part of it. I was gifted this beautiful dream catcher, naturally I chose pink, but there are so many different colors to choose from in her Etsy shop. The dream catcher is worth $100+ and you can have your own. They are handmade, and the details impressed me. The entry is easy- "like" Karen Kimmel Studios on Facebook (link provided below in Rafflecopter entry) and stay up to date on KKS news. Thank you to Karen Kimmel Studios for supporting my readers! I think you guys will love this. You can check out more photos on Flickr

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photo from Karen Kimmel Studios

photo from Karen Kimmel Studios

Instagram Giveaway

For months I was in denial on the popularity of Instagram. I have twice as many followers on Instagram than I do on my blog I've poured into for years. It's easy to post a pic but takes dedication to host a blog. Bloggers, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. So I've come to terms that it's okay. I have no plans to quit blogging, I actually have a few posts lined up, but as a thank you, I'd love to do a giveaway on Instagram. I don't want to alienate people who don't have Instagram (do people not have one? C'mon, my mom has one!) but it's a fun way to connect. Instagram is fun but instant film is more fun! Put down your phone and pick up a camera. Analog, digital, instant, whatever it is, just not your phone. It's so refreshing. If you're not familiar with instant film, I'm also adding in Instant Love. It's a resource book on instant film. It's inspiring and made me wonder why I even put away my camera gear. Find the giveaway here and be sure to read the giveaway rules before entering. Best of luck to you!

Instagram Giveaway

Win $100 to Emerging Thoughts

Emerging Thoughts Giveaway It's Summer. July just began and you're itching for a new dress. Look no further than Emerging Thoughts. This isn't a typical big-box clothing shop, either. These are handmade from indie designers. Lauren, who runs Emerging Thoughts, handpicks the items herself. Lauren is one of the most hard working, most professional women in the biz, and a huge supporter of independent artists. Thanks to Lauren for offering this to my readers!

I'm trying out Rafflecopter, to make giveaways easier. If it works out, I'll be happy to host more. Good luck

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you're having a hard time seeing it, you can enter here.

Four Corner Store Giveaway Package {Closed}

Giveaway on the blog tomorrow

 Four Corner Store is offering a giveaway the full package of
>> Kitty Camera Strap
>> Four Corners Film Collection
>> Camera Passport Case
>> Superheadz Wide Camera, the color of your choice!

My personal favorite is the Superheadz Wide Camera. I have one in gold and I love it.
It's very easy to enter, just fill out this quick form. Thank you, giveaway is closed. Winner has been emailed.
This is a giveaway courtesy of Four Corner Store, visit their site and let me know what new item you're eyeing right now. They have the cutest photo gadgets and stay on the latest by signing up for their mailing list here and read all about their mission.

A big thank you to Jena of Miss Modish for the cute graphic and making this possible. Check out her blog and say hello, one of my faves. 

Giveaway: Danny Brito Autographed Chubby Book! {Closed}

Do you remember this recent post? After my Chubby Book arrived from Pinkghost, I loved it so much, I'm asking Danny Brito to autograph a copy for one reader. The book is a collection of Danny's work in postcards attached as pages, and it's a lined book waiting to be filled with your beaming ideas. I'm still not sure what to use mine for, but it does look pretty enough to just display on my bookshelves. The spine is amazing.

Danny Brito Chubby Book

In order to enter just fill out this form. (Thank you for all the entries. Giveaway is closed and winner has been contacted) Since this is a blog giveaway, I'd prefer the winner be a reader of the blog. You're welcome to follow in any form as long as you're a supporter.

If you're not familiar with Danny Brito, he's one of my favorite artists, and you can get to know him a little here and you can check out his Etsy shop. He's also going to be at the Stitch Rock Fair. If you're in South Florida, go see him!

Craft Fair

*Photo by Danny Brito

Imogen Ring Giveaway from Branchbound

I've been a fan of Sarah's work from some time. She's a bit of a renaissance woman- she runs a treasury team on Etsy, she has her own vintage shop on etsy, curates her blog, and she handmakes her own lace jewelry. She's a sponsor for this giveaway and she's giving away her Imogen ring, a beautiful intricate piece I think readers will love.

imogen ring by branchbround

imogen ring by branchbound

In order to enter, fill out this form. It's quick, easy, and your information is confidential and never shared. Good luck! xx

Giveaway ends Weds, June 1.

Vivi Dot + Necklace Giveaway {closed}

What I thought was a rusty old door, Molly from Vivi Dot Shop saw it as a beautiful necklace. This is an example of why Molly is a great business woman with amazing vision. I'm so excited to collaborate with Molly again. You can read the process of the making of the necklaceshere.

Photo by Molly{photo taken from vividotstore}

We're giving away the Beauty Bar Doors Necklace to one lucky reader. The only simple requirements to enter is be a reader of and Dot Girl Blog, and fill out this form (the giveaway is over. thanks everyone for entering). Best of luck to you!

If you don't want to wait for the giveaway, the new necklaces are now for sale.

Year of the Rabbit with CSN Stores

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I love rabbits. Pink ones especially. Having three cats is difficult to have a rabbit, they would terrorize the poor thing. Last year, CSN offered me to shop in their store on their behalf. They had much needed modern duvet covers, stationery and shoes, but after shopping around their site, I decided on the following items:
CSN Bunnies
a Thomas Paul Bunnies Pouch, a USB Flower Hub (I could always use more of these), a Fauna Pink Bunny Pillow, rabbit salt and pepper set. I have used and loved everything, and Fable even made a new friend. Oh, Fable.

Fable and Bunny 2

The store also offers organic based products. My pillow is organic and 100% cotton
CSN Organic Cotton

Now, it's your turn. You can go shopping on CSN, too. The great folks at the company offered a $65 credit to anything in the store. It's overwhelming at first, they have so many different levels of shopping (from luxury to your basics). To enter, fill out the entry form (sorry the giveaway is over. thanks everyone for entering) with your information and I'll choose a winner via next Wednesday. Best to you! Thank you, CSN!

Pamplemousse Giveaway {CLOSED}

Maryam is a fine art photographer from Dallas, TX. She has a cute blog with an even more amiable etsy shop. She's agreed to giveaway one of her prints, worth up to $30. While you are spoiling everyone else for the holidays, this is a great gift to give to yourself- amazing art for your home. Fill out this form to enter Giveaway has ended, thank you everyone who entered.
For more of Maryam, follow her on Twitter.

Some of my favorite items from her shop. I love her pink inspired photographs best. All photos by Maryam.




Good luck!

Mystery Moor Giveaway {Closed}

Andrea handmakes the most crafty headgear I've ever seen- a tape measure for a headband. It reminds me of growing up in my grandpa's tailor shop, with streams of tape measures everywhere I walked. If you know a crafter, or if you sew, how perfect is this to show off your craft?




Andrea has offered up one headband to a lucky reader. Giveaway is closed, link is expired. Thank you everyone who entered. Fill out this form and let us know your info.

This giveaway will end December 5 and will be chosen from a list randomizer on random.rog, and will be contacted through the email provided. This is opened to international readers. The only requirement is to fill out the form. Good luck!

Thanks again to Andrea! For more of Andrea, check out her blog, her twitter, and her shop.