OTM Essentials X Plume Jolie IPhone Cover Giveaway

The awesome people at OTM Essentials have teamed up with talented artist Whitney Janisch of Plume Jolie and created a beautiful line of limited edition phone covers. Whitney was raised in Southern California and is now based out of Austin, TX where she runs Plume Jolie Designs, a boutique studio specializing in watercolor design and custom hand-lettering. I of course fell in love with the colorful leopard print covers and had to have the Berry one!

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Do you want one too? Well, I’m giving away the other 3 to my readers! Just leave a comment below with which color you would like (they are for the iPhone 6) the Indigo, Turquoise or Chartreuse and I will choose 3 winners at random on Wednesday Aug 5th!

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These cases are durable, form fitting and flexible. I like that the design is textured so you can feel the art. Right now through the end of August take 20% off your purchase at OTM Essentials with coupon code LIPSTICK&LEOPARDPRINT20



Summer Giveaway with Helen Ficalora

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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Bianca! You are the winner! Thank you to all who entered and to Helen Ficalora!

Happy June 1st! As a way to celebrate the summer Helen Ficalora wants to give one of you this beautiful sterling silver seashell necklace! To enter all you need to do is:
1) Like us on Facebook at Lipstick & Leopard Print and Helen Ficalora
2) Follow us on Instagram (if you have one) at @BrittanySage and @HelenFicalora
3) Leave a comment below when your done!

I will choose 1 winner at random next Monday June 8th. The necklace will be shipped to you directly from Helen Ficalora. The contest is open to residents of the US only. Good Luck and Happy Summer!



Spend the Night in a Cable Car 9K Feet Up

I have always been a fan of Airbnb and staying in unique places so when I saw this I just had to share. How cool would this be? I am not a skier but I would love to win just for the experience. Maybe I could tube down the mountain the next morning?

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By way of Airbnb, France’s world renowned ski resort – Courchevel – will be offering Airbnb a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ski lovers around the world. The ski resort will be listing one of its famous cable cars on Airbnb for one exclusive night only, transformed into a cozy spot for up to four nestled high above of the mountain.

Starting that day, guests will be greeted with traditional mulled wine after climbing the ski runs via snowmobile and treated to a typical savoyard dinner. Suspended 2700 meters over the Combe de Saulire (the highest point of Courchevel), the cable car will offer a prime location for guests to hit the slopes the next morning after a night overlooking the mountains. After all, guests have the privilege of laying down the “first tracks” over an untouched snow run the next day.

With more than 1M listings, Airbnb is known for providing unique experiences around the world. This one-of-a-kind experience is the latest addition to Airbnb’s ‘A Night At” initiative, designed to unlock places around the world where it’s never been possible to spend the night, which so far have included Gallery Lafayette in Paris, an IKEA store in Australia, a KLM plane in Amsterdam, and a Waterstones book store in the UK.

How to win a spot?

For a chance to win this unique experience, visit Courchevel’s listing on Airbnb no later than February 26th at 11.59pm (CET) and tell the host why you would like to spend the night in the Saulire cable car. The contest is open to families or groups of friends, four people maximum. All terms and conditions of the contest are available on


New in 72 + Vertere Skincare Giveaway

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I love the start of a New Year. I feel like anything is possible but my New Year’s Resolutions seem to be the same, stale goals every year. Read more, exercise more, get my life “in balance” blah, blah, blah. Recently, I was introduced to a new twist on traditional New Year’s Resolutions that I think you might enjoy. They are called New in 72 – ways you can transform your skin, wardrobe, hair and wellness in just 72 hours. I think it’s a beautiful and exciting way to kick off your 2015!

Skincare Skincare expert and Founder, President/CEO of Vertere Skincare, Bethany Hilt, offers the following tips to see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours:

Drink Coconut Water Daily – Coconut water is not just a great hydrator due to its electrolyte content, but it also contains cytokines and lauric acid which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. Coconut water has significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balance PH levels and keep connective tissue hydrated.

Add a facial loofah to your cleansing routine – Regardless of the cleansing modality you’re currently using, whether it’s your hands or a Clarisonic, use a facial loofah gently once a day. This boost of manual exfoliation can quickly eliminate dead skin cells and polish your skin to perfection.

Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 – To build on the tips above and see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours, use Vertere Skin Care’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 daily. A consumer test panel, beauty editors, bloggers and testimonials like this consistently report seeing a visible difference in their skin within 72 hours.

Brittany: To keep my skin glowing I drink tons of water (preferably alkalized), exfoliate and use a daycream with SPF. I can’t wait to try Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream.

Wardrobe Celebrity wardrobe stylist Newheart Ohanian, who recently styled singer Estelle as well as spreads for Interview Germany, Vogue Taiwan and Elle Mexico, offers these pro principles for refreshing your wardrobe within 72 hours.
*Create ‘uniforms’ in your closet
*Organize your closet according to the staples of your ‘uniforms’
*Make these items the staples of your ‘uniforms’ to create go-to looks
*A little black dress
*A crisp white shirt
*Black blazer(s)
*Cashmere sweaters
*Tux trousers
*Pencil skirts
*Refresh your wardrobe with new key items and accessories such as a cashmere camel coat, ankle booties, a good military boot and stackable bracelets.

Brittany: I love all of Newheart’s ideas! I like to keep my wardrobe feeling modern and fresh by updating my accessories and shoes.

Hair: Celebrity Hairstylist, Kozmo Fahringer, who has perfected the tresses of hundreds of models as well as celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Isabella Rossellini, relies on one go-to product to create a blowout that lasts 72 hours – Phytovolume Actif. Just spray it into damp hair, blow dry and style. Your style will last for 72 hours without being crunchy. Use dry shampoo on day three if necessary.

Brittany: Phytovolume Actif sounds like a miracle product. I can’t wait to try it! I think investing in a good haircut regularly goes a long way with keeping your look polished.

Wellness: Marcia Camino, yoga expert and founder of Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, recommends three types of meditation that are lesser-known to create improved emotional and spiritual health within 72 hours. These practices have shown to have a positive affect even after just one session, so practice one, two, or all three for three days straight and note the profound shift in your psyche:

Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) – Yoga Nidra helps your mind and body relax deeply because your subconscious comes to the forefront and your analytical, judgmental mind falls away.

Yin Yoga – Here, we investigate postures held for several minutes each that not only open the body for greater flexibility but also clears the mind by training the brain to ‘stay put’; necessary in our stressful world.

Freeform movement – At Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, we sometimes get out of our yoga minds and just shake it! We turn on danceable music for several minutes and ask students to explore creating movement from the heart rather than the head and to enjoy themselves while moving. Moving/Dancing is one of the best meditations in motion around; it can bring on “ananda” (happiness).

Brittany: I am a huge fan of yoga and I think that just taking a few minutes for yourself each day to sit, relax, and quiet your mind goes a long way!

Here’s to you making visible improvements to these aspects of your life in just 72 hours to kick off 2015 in a powerful way!

The awesome folks at Vertere Skincare are giving 4 of my lucky readers one of their Dramatic Transformation Creams with SPF15!  Leave a comment below with one of your New Years Resolutions. 4 winners will be chosen at random on Friday January 9th 2015 and the product will be shipped to you directly from Vertere. Cheers and good luck!

***This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and to Vertere for promoting this wonderful dialog of sharing New Years Resolutions. It has been very inspiring! Congratulations to my 4 winners chosen with the True Random Number Service. Natalie Yoeman, Michele Cupp, Leah Sorensen, and Ann Beebe. I will contact you via email for your mailing addresses! Keep up the resolutions, stay inspired and have a wonderful weekend!


NIVEA Creme Giveaway


Have you used NIVEA lately? I remember using this cream in high school but hadn’t thought of it since until I was recently invited to take the NIVEA “Get More For A Dollar” Challenge.  Being a hairstylist, my hands are constantly in water and can always use extra hydration. I kept this cute little tin of cream in my purse and used it for an entire week and my hands have never felt better. My cuticles stayed nice and smooth and aren’t snagging. It really works and the small tin is only $1. It goes on thick and then quickly absorbs into your skin and has the same soft powdery scent that I remember from years ago. It is also great to use as massage cream, body cream, dry elbows and feet, and even a hydrating face mask!

The awesome people at NIVEA are giving you the chance to win a large tin of NIVEA Creme and NIVEA A Touch of Frangipani Body Wash. Just leave a comment sharing how you would use NIVEA Cream and I will choose 1 winner on Monday December 29th 2014. The prize will be shipped directly from NIVEA. Good luck and cheers to soft skin!

Thanks to everyone who entered. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Kachet! You are the winner! I will contact you via email for your mailing address to pass on to the fine folks at NIVEA!


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