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December GIVEAWAY: BECAUSE I LOVE YOU ALL!

In Giveaway on December 3, 2012 at 4:16 am

Just in time and as promised I have a very special December giveaway for you lovelies! On my way back home from the British Fashion Awards I stopped by the Smythson shop at London Heathrow to update my collection of luxury notebooks. I found this little red beauty and eventually decided to give it to one of my beloved readers as a present!

Who is the lucky winner of my November giveaway I hear you ask? (Drumroll) KRISTY SAMONE! Congrats! I will be in touch with you shortly. Kristy is amongst the most fashionable Flamboyante readers, who is never too shy to share her thoughts on my blog,  so she really deserves it. Plus she has her own blog Kristy Samone, a news style fashion platform for the demanding fashionista that – if you haven’t already- you must check out!

Smythson is known for refined stationery and luxurious handbags – whilst I am dreaming of one day making a Smythson handbag my own, I’m stacking up on note books to carry in said bag. However, the red ‘Everyday I love you’ note book is reserved for one of you.

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: My style, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post  (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry ! (for example: I commented on  ‘The early bird spies on Reiss’ – I want to win the notebook)

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

and now on

INSTAGRAM

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 3rd of January on my blog and on facebook!

Fingers crossed for you all! Don’t forget to concur every life’s situation in style – and what can be more stylish than love?

xox, the Flamboyante

November GIVEAWAY: GO LIPPY!

In Accessories, Beauty, Giveaway on November 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I am late for two days to announce the winner for the October giveaway, where you could win the Beauty Society mascara – I’m sorry. Therefore I have got something uber- cool and extra cute for you this month…

But let me no longer keep you in suspense – the winner of my October giveaway is: KAYEN YUB! Congrats! You are the winner and I will be in touch shortly via Facebook! – KAYEN YUB has been an amazing friend of the Flamboyante this month, re-posting the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter – and I love my friends 🙂

This month I have an amazing and ultra stylish vintage inspired Andrea Garland necklace for you. The pendant – in form of a bag – bares a lip balm made of  organic bees-wax, shea butter and raspberry seed oil. I own myself one as well and constantly using it – since it’s winter here in Austria it comes in really handy, because with the cold weather I always get extra dry lips. The balm applies with no fuzz, keeps the lips smooth and moistured and has an adorable, natural smell – perfect for winter snogs! But be careful! It is highly addictive!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post  (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on  ‘To trend or not to trend’ – I want to win the necklace)

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 3rd of December on my blog and on facebook!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, my fabulous friends and don’t forget – in winter – to keep that pout smooth and delicious!

xox, the Flamboyante

Things to Look Out for when Buying Diamond Jewellery

In Accessories, Design, Giveaway, Trend on October 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

Image by: streetphotos via flickr.com

I am planning a trip to Antwerp soon, some of you may know that it is the capital of      d i a m o n d s!  As for yet I don’t know if I will be (able to afford) buying one – I just leave it open, life is full of surprises!

I have got an amazing surprise for you and fabulously well and very informative written guest post by diamond expert Mark Johnson – I hope you are finding this helpful – I certainly will on my next city trip to Antwerp…

Alongside this useful information, there is also a little reward for my readers:

YOU CAN WIN A SAPHIRE  PENDANT WORTH GBP 1000 THIS MONTH by entering the facebook competition!!!  (click on the link)

Enjoy:

Most of us when we look at diamond jewellery would be able to tell what looks good and is nice, but not be able to comment accurately on the quality of the piece. This is ok for some people who will buy items of jewellery purely based on aesthetic values, for the more discerning customer though who is looking for value and quality, it can be a bit harder to make sure you are getting the best for your money. There are a few things that you can look out for when purchasing diamond jewellery.

The Four C’s

When grading a diamond, there are four main points which are taken into account. These are:

  Cut
  Clarity
  Carat
  Colour

These four factors all determine the value of a diamond and should be things that you are looking at when looking to purchase diamond jewellery. The cut is the shape of the stone and how it has been cut. There are various styles of cutting a diamond which include Brilliant Cut, Oval Cut, Pear and Marquise to name a few. The cut of the diamond is determined by the physical structure and any imperfections in the diamond. These dictate the best way to cut the diamond to get the most out of what is available. Clarity is a term which describes the size and number of inclusions within the stone. Almost all diamonds contain traces of non-crystallized carbon, which is the building block of which the diamond is formed. These are usually not visible to the naked eye though. The Carat of the stone describes the weight of the stone, the more carats the bigger and heavier the stone is. The colour of the stone describes the subtle hint of colour from a diamond which you can detect when comparing different stones together. Diamonds come in a range of colours such as red, blue, pink, green and yellow, they are not all white like is commonly thought.

Tips to Look Out For

When you go out to look for a diamond, there are some things that you should be aware of. The most overlooked of the above 4 C’s is the cut for the diamond. Some diamonds will be deeply cut so that the majority of the diamond is not a visible when set in the piece of jewellery. These diamonds will be narrower than a similar diamond of the same weight and also cheaper as well. Most jewelers will have a range of different cuts available within their store, but the best cuts are not as common as the higher quality cut increases the price of the stone. Always ask the jeweler for the certificates of the diamond as well. To make sure not only that they have been officially appraised by a specialist, but also to make sure you are not purchasing a blood diamond which are also known as a conflict stone. These are diamonds which are mined in areas of conflict and the proceeds of which go to buy weapons to fuel conflicts and uprising. These stones are in fact illegal throughout the world so you should only purchase genuine certificated stones from a reputable dealer.

Buying Online

People are becoming increasingly more trusting of making large purchases over the internet. This means there is even more choices than is on your local high street. This means it is even trickier to make sure you are buying exactly what it is supposed to be. Buying good quality diamonds is made easier by many of these shops and online stores offering credit terms as well to entice customers to purchase from them. You do have a certain level of protection though and if you are looking to purchase some diamond jewellery from an online retailer, do a bit of investigation on the company, and try calling up on the telephone to see what advice they offer. Looking for a customer testimonial does help but these can easily be faked, you are best off talking to someone in person or even get a recommendation from someone who has recently purchased some diamond jewellery. Always make sure that the correct certification is supplied with the purchase. If you are still worried after you have made the purchase, take the piece to your local jeweler or independent evaluator to get it appraised. It can be a mine field when purchasing diamonds, just make sure you do not rush in or get bullied into make a purchase. Take your time and do not rush, if buying for your partner it is always a good idea to get their opinion as well, unless you are looking to surprise them and pop the question!

While learning these 4 C’s, Serendipity Diamonds is giving away free diamond jewellery and wedding rings, starting with a free diamond and sapphire pendant this month. Click this link to join the competition: DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE PENDANT!

This article was written by Mark Johnson on behalf of Serendipity Diamonds. Serendipity Diamonds is a leading supplier in all diamond products and have an extensive collection of diamond engagement rings. Mark is a keen blogger who is married with one son and he enjoys commenting on his experiences through out his life.

Hope you enjoyed and it has been as helpful as it has been to me – I am definitely positive about going to Antwerp after knowing these facts and certainly be looking out for those four C’s! 

And you – do you plan to invest in a diamond any time soon? Maybe even for engagement?  So excited to hear,

xox, the Flamboyante

October GIVEAWAY: UNLEASH YOUR BEAUTY LASHES!

In Beauty, Giveaway on October 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Dear all, it is time to announce a winner for the September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE and to show you what treat one of my lovely readers will get this October.

But before all of that I felt the need to say, that unfortunately the winner of the July giveaway has never received her win. I co-operated with clothing label Sinfused and we both agreed to do a giveaway, where on of my readers could choose an outfit consisting of top and bottom. Unfortunately the company had let me down and never shipped to the winner. Dee of the Haute Frugalista, who was the winner, has been truly kind and understanding, she didn’t want me to send her any reimbursement but actually go for a drink, whenever my ways should take me to Miami – THANK YOU, DEE, YOU ROCK 😉

Why am I telling you all of this? I want you to know that my giveaways are REAL and that all of the other prices have already been sent out or are on their way.

The winner of my September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE is:  Robin Adler (@ToxicBeautyBlog)!  – You are the winner of the Agust giveaway – CONGRATS!

So here is my October giveaway for one of my fashionable friends and readers: in October I want to help you unleash your inner Hollywood Diva. For a breath-taking flutter à la Marylin Monroe try BEAUTY SOCIETY eyelash enhancing mascara! BEAUTY SOCIETY developed this mascara, alongside a serum, to help natural lashes grow longer and thicker. Vitamin B5 is for sure going to nourish and strengthen your lashes, whilst extracts from Olives alongside di-peptides are said to work wonders in terms of growing…sounds intriguing!  I think I may try the serum for a few month, and will let you know how it goes.

How to win this update to your beauty products and make-up collection:

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on Tomorrow’s fashion today: PROENZA SCHOULER Spring/Summer 13, I want to win the mascara)!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of November!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, don’t forget: you deserve to be glamourous!

xox, the Flamboyante

PS: I just thought I’d let you know there is another giveaway on my blog – your chance to win a saphire pendant worth £ 1000! –  alongside a fabulous article about what to look out for when buying diamonds – we never know when in life we’ll consider buying one, but when we do, we should make sure we make the best choice possible…so go check it out: https://missflamboyante.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/things-to-look-out-for-when-buying-diamond-jewellery/

September GIVEAWAY: SPREADIN’ THE LOVE

In Beauty, Giveaway on September 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Good friends, today I have not one, but two good news for you: I have a winner for the Augustgiveaway:

marthalynnr!  – You are the winner of the Agust giveaway – CONGRATS!

Second good news: I have a fabulous September giveaway for you all: This time an all organic beauty treat is awaiting you, one of my all time favourite fragrances:

This here is a wonderful fragrance made of 100% organic, exquisite and rare extracts by hip beauty label Honore des Pres. This perfume is from the label’s I love NY collection, combining head notes of seeds and leaves of coriander and fresh coconut milk with heart notes of tonka bean and vanilla bourbon.  I’m a great fan of coconut fragrances and of ethic cosmetics – this smell reminds me of ocean waves, sun rays, yoga and easiness….if this is your kind of thing too, you should enter this giveaway, plus you are going to love the extraordinary and award-winning take-away cup packaging:

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – just click through the categories: Fashion, Beauty, Trend, Travel on the top bar, to find a post you like. Click on the post and comment.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on ‘3 things I can’t live without this autumn!’, I want to win the fragrance)!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of October!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, and don’t forget to spread the love – nothing in the world is more fashionable than  l o v e!

xox, the Flamboyante

August GIVEAWAY: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROSE!

In Beauty, Giveaway on August 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

It is time for the August giveaway on my blog, and as I promised – this time all beauty and luxury cosmetic lovers are going to be delighted!

I hope that I can be an inspiration to my readers and that – on my blog – you are finding many advice and tips on how to get the best out of being a cool girl 😉 And to give one of my readers a little hand, so they can add some extra zing to their all day life, I have put together two of my all time favourite luxury beauty products for the giveaway. I truly truly love these products and I know that they are special, giving you ‘wonder woman’ results…

This month you can win By Terry Teint de Rose skin care and Deborah Lippmann’s some enchanted evening nail lacquer. If  you have been around my blog, you already know how much I love her nail polish collection – in fact I am crazy about it, and I chose the cutest colour for you matching the giveaway. Both products are top celebrity products. By Terry is a cosmetic line of French star make up artist Terry de Gunzburg. The Teint de Rose is a  light cream, that  tones, refreshes and hydrates the skin. It can sweep away imperfections and illuminates dull skin tones. Wether you use it in the morning or evening, you can be sure, that with the sheer pink sheen you get, you will be looking – and smelling – as fresh as a rose kissed by the morning dew! (luminous particles in creams – that’s another celebrity beauty secret revealed here!)

To give your refreshed look a little extra glam I chose Deborah Lippmann’s some enchanted evening in pink salmon glitter finish. Deborah Lippmann is complete hype in the fashion and celebrity world, but have a look at this cute polish and let the pictures do the talking!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – simply scroll down the blog – on the very right hand side on the bottom you’ll find the archives – or simply click on the grey theflamboyante bar on the very top of the page to scroll down the blo archives.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on ‘Bringing sexy back …to sports wear!’, I want to win the cosmetics )!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, life and style, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of September!

I am crossing my fingers for you all, and don’t forget to glow as you go – life is so much more fun when you’re fabulous!

xox, the Flamboyante

July GIVEAWAY: CHOOSE YOUR SUMMER OUTFIT!

In Giveaway on July 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Finally, finally – I have already announced it in my other blog post SINFUSED AT THE FESTIVALS:

This month you will get the chance to win a whole summer outfit of  YOUR CHOICE (and size of course!) in this fabulous July GIVEAWAY !!! That’s right: you’ll pick whatever you fancy (one top, one bottom) and if you win, your outfit will be sent to you!

If you missed out on my previous post, here a little inspiration: A few of my personal choices from the SINFUSED clothing line and me, wearing the guitar metallic tee at the festivals:

My choices are from left to right: – guitar red tee, – gold eye denim skirt, – blue eye denim skirt and car tee:

SINFUSED guitar metallic tee worn by the Flamboyante

I chose the Sinfused tee when going to the festival to stand out from the crowd – with a guitar application made of 2000 crystals- no problem at all! The quality of the t-shirt is top notch – organic cotton and all that- I am sure that you will looove your new outfit by the label! I received this t-shirt as a gift.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN YOUR SUMMER OUTFIT?

1.   Follow my blog:

– via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  entering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

It is IMPORTANT you follow my blog, because you will get noticed who won this giveaway! Usually I announce the winner on the last day of the month – last month due to technical problems I wasn’t able to do so until two days later. However, when you follow my blog, you will get notification!

2.  Now go shopping, darling!

Choose one   top    and one  bottom piece   from the                                                                             (click)       SINFUSED CLOTHING ONLINE SHOP

Comment on this giveaway and let me know what pieces you want – and don’t forget to tell me your size as well ( f.ex.: I want the car tee and blue eye denim skirt in M)

Keep up with us and get to know about future giveaways:

Sinfused clothing on facebook                                       The Flamboyante on facebook     

 

Sinfused clothing on twitter                                            The Flamboyante on twitter

I wish you good luck! Winner will be announced on the 31st July and then contacted by e-mail.

Keep being fabulous and come back soon – I have some more really useful beauty tips, as well as some beautiful impressions from my last stay at the turkish Riviera. If you are into travel, lifestyle, fashion, beauty or culture – then I’m sure you’ll find something on my blog that will be for you!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

xox, the Flamboyante

June GIVEAWAY: wear your heart at your sleeves!

In Accessories, Giveaway on June 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

June is here and since I decided to do a monthly price draw with fashion-forward prices a true fashionista couldn’t resist: Here is my JUNE – GIVEAWAY! This time I am giving one fashionable friend of the Flamboyante the opportunity to wear her heart at her sleeves – with this amazing heart intarsia ICE WATCH in red – it couldn’t get any more spot on trend!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN THE HEART INTARSIA ICE WATCH?

1)  Follow my blog – via Bloglovin’ by clicking on this icon and  enetering your e-mail address

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or simply scroll down my blog,  go to: Follow Blog via Email on the right hand side – enter your e-mail address and your good to go!

WordPress users are welcome to simply follow my blog through WordPress…

2) Comment on one post you thought was fabulous – simply scroll down the blog – on the very right hand side on the bottom you’ll find the archives – or simply click on the Missflamboyante bar on the very top of the page to scroll down the blog scroll.

3) Let me know you followed my blog and commented on one post (preferably tell me which post you commented on)  by commenting on this post – and that’s your entry !                   (for example: I commented on ‘Here Kitty, Kitty!’, I want to win this watch )!

The price draw is open to anyone worldwide – no restrictions. If you didn’t follow the above rules (not commenting on a post or not following my blog) your entry won’t be accepted.

I also recommend following the Flamboyante on

FACEBOOK

and on

TWITTER

to get updates on fashion, lifestyle, beauty, price draws and to know when a winner is announced!

Winner for this price draw will be announced 1st of July!

I keep my fingers crossed for you my lovely and stylish friends and looking forward to reading your comments!

ICE WATCH WORN BY THE FLAMBOYANTE

xox, the Flamboyante

It’s a GIVE AWAY! Accessorize like you mean it!

In Accessories, Giveaway, Trend on April 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

The last two months had been very exciting for me, getting in touch with other fashionable friends is always such a pleasure. I decided to give back a little lovin’ – so here is my summer accessories give away.

What do you have to do for this little treat? Simply follow these two easy steps and you might have this lovely fashion jewellery set sent to you, gift wrapped in a lovely pink box:

1. Simply follow my blog, which you can do by entering your e-mail address into the box on the right hand side. You don’t need to have a blog for that. Also via bloglovin or, if you are on wordpress via the follow button.

2. Leave a comment below this post. You can do this too with your e-mail address only,  you don’t need to have a blog or any other sort of account. Tell me which has been your favourite post by the Flamboyante so far.

If you had been here once or twice you may have noticed: The Flamboyante loves to accessorize! I handpicked four pieces ( a bracelet, two statement rings and a long chain necklace from Mango and H&M) that reflect my own style and taste and channel the look of designs by great designers like Chan Luu or Kenneth Jay Lane. I picked coral tones for my choices, because they are fab for this summer and will work with mostly anything.

I also believe that we shouldn’t break the bank and also not be constantly following the latest trend – low-key items combined with designer pieces does the magic trick – to me at least. The set is worth 35 Euros – that may not be the world – but I know my fabulous friends out there will rather spend it on nicer things like going to a restaurant or enjoying a night out – so why not accessorize right while you do?

So, good luck! I keep my fingers crossed for you! The winner will be announced on the 30th of May – here and on facebook. Also if you didn’t win this time – don’t worry! There will be more stylish give aways on http://www.theflamboyante.com. You can follow me on facebook – here or twitter – here , for future give aways.

xox, the Flamboyante

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