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[ 596 ] October 31, 2011 |

At Still Blonde after all these YEARS– Win a $50 American Express Card

$50 win American Express card (sponsored by me!) .  

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Who Loves ya Baby?  Win American Express Card

As part of this hop, you can win a $50 American Express Card sponsored by Still Blonde after all these YEARS!

Giveaway is over.  The Giveaway had 4892 entries via Rafflecopter.  See the Giveaway Winners!

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Welcome to CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz! This multi-blog event is hosted by Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA and is sponsored by CouponCabin. This is the biggest event the blogosphere has seen with over 400 giveaways each at $25 value or more plus a huge giveaway with some major prizes like a MacBook Air, iPad2 & Visa Gift Cards. You can find all the giveaways from the participating blogs by visiting the host blogs, Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA. Each host blog will feature a different set of giveaways for you to enter!

No matter what type of coupon you’re looking for, you’ll find it and over 100,000 others at CouponCabin com, a leading destination for coupon codes, printable coupons, deals and more. Now with a new and improved grocery coupons section and the largest selection of coupon codes that are guaranteed to work, CouponCabin is the best place to start your search for savings. This holiday season, CouponCabin is dedicated to making holiday savings as easy as pie by bringing you the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can also download our CouponDetector and we’ll let you know when the site you’re shopping has coupons and deals available.  Never pay full price again with help from CouponCabin com!

 

CouponCabin is giving away the following fabulous prizes:

 

●        Grand Prize: MacBook Air (11-inch, 128GB; ARV $1,199)

●        2nd Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629) & $200 Visa Gift Card

●        3rd Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629)

●        4th Runner Up: $300 Visa Gift Card

●        5th Runner Up: $200 Visa Gift Card

●        6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Runner Ups: $100 Visa Gift Card each

 

enter the giveaway and make sure to say Still Blonde after all these YEARS referred you! You can enter on all three sites or just one- it’s up to you! If you enter all three giveaways that just means more chances for you to win.

 Enter the other blogs’ giveaways in the CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz by visiting the links below!

Blog Note: The chief Blonde was not compensated to participate in this giveaway, in fact she paid to be in it.  All giveaway prizes were awarded to the entrants.

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Win It For a Survivor Giveaway Shoe Dazzle, Motives, Project Iris, 2 Books

[ 263 ] October 31, 2011 |

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways — A Yearly Feature To Highlight Breast Cancer Awareness and Breast Cancer Research

Blog Note:  Please enter for yourself as a survivor or anyone that you know that has been affected by Breast Cancer!  We will gladly donate your winning to a survivor or someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer if you want us to…Just let us know!  

 

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Win it for A Survivor!

We have five awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways for you today, as a Special Halloween Treat!  We want you to enter these giveaways to Win it for a Survivor of breast cancer that you know or a loved one who has been affected by breast cancer or you can donate it to another person that we choose!  Whether you are a Women over 45 or one of our younger friends, we are sure you’ll want to support this cause!  Here’s a quick summary of the Giveaways:

  • One  $40 Shoe Credit to ShoeDazzle.
  • Two  t-shirts provided by Project Iris.
  • Three  tubes of Motives® Collagen Core Lipstick in “Inspired” –3 tubes
  • One  book on BBCA2 Gene Mutation by Veronica Neave called Pieces of Me. (Advance Copy)
  • One book by Gina M. Maisano entitled Finding your Way Back to Life (and Love) after Breast Cancer.

I would like to take a moment to highlight what each of these companies/books is doing to highlight the Pink Cause via their Breast Cancer Awareness efforts and Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways!  If you are not a survivor yourself, we encourage you to win this for someone you love who has had breast cancer  or has been affected by Breast cancer.  Want to donate it to a worthy entrant?  Let us know!

Shoe Dazzle

Powerful Pink–ShoeDazzle

Love Pink?  Support Pink?  ShoeDazzle’s Powerful Pink Campaign supports Breast Cancer Awareness with a special Shoe Collection.  This October 2011, footwear aficionados will  spread their own brand of awareness about breast cancer for this year’s  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a purchase at  ShoeDazzle’s  Powerful Pink collection.  You’ll note that the color of pink used in this collection is very powerful and it highlights a specially designed scarf and clutch bag.  This is the 3rd year that ShoeDazzle is supporting Breast Cancer Awarenss with 10% of sales from the Powerful Pink collection being earmarked for the  Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   ShoeDazzle has pledged  a minimum donation of $10,000.

In addition to the specially designed accessories, ShoeDazzle has created three  pink and powerful shoes – a “Stephanie” sky-high pump and returning  “Beth” bootie, each named after a ShoeDazzle client who eas a breast cancer survivor, and a casual sneaker called the “Zoom” casual sneaker! Each $39.95, and sold exclusively at ShoeDazzle.com. ShoeDazzle is an e-commerce leader in cause related marketing.  ShoeDazzle.com offers monthly shoe, jewelry, handbag and accessory selections for those who adore a variety of fun forefront fashion , most priced at $39.95.

stillblonde3 smallThe Chief Blonde Remarks: Still Blonde after all these YEARS featured ShoeDazzle’s Breast Cancer Awareness efforts last year as well.  There is nothing like a good bright pink to make people stop and pause and take note.  I am sure that’s ShoeDazzle’s philosophy.  I adore ShoeDazzle.com business model, you will love shopping there.  The selection is endless, they pick out your selections every month and allow you to choose an alternate based on style and color.  The ShoeDazzle facebook Page is super active as well,  and you can request that certain styles be added to your showroom right on the wall.  ShoeDazzle is  the most personal LARGE company that I have ever encountered on Facebook.  They are just as active and BOLD with their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns.  You will certainly want to step out in these fashions and know that your purchases help in the fight!

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GO PINK!  Motives® by Loren Ridinger

Motives® by Loren Ridinger wants to inspire women, the world over, to get routine mammograms and perform a regular breast self exam, thereby increasing the chance of early detection.    Via an online promotion,  Motives will feature two of their best and newest  Motives lipsticks– Motives® Mineral Lipstick in Brilliant and  Motives® Collagen Core Lipstick in Inspired.     Run over to Motives® today, because they are donating $1.00 for every lipstick  sold in these colors from October 5 – October 31 to Breast Cancer Awareness!

We will be giving away a Motives® Mineral Collagen Core Lipstick in Inspired to three lucky winners.  Inspired is a pearlized vibrant sheer pink lipstick.  Hydrolyzed collagen in the core of Motives® Mineral Collagen Core Lipstick helps softens  lips thereby enhancing fullness and volume, also the core aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  Motives® Mineral Collagen Core Lipstick is that one  lipstick that you will always have with you because it provides collegen and  color  in one tube, for softer and more luxurious looking lips.  ( $22.50 and is available for purchase at www.motivescosmetics.com )

stillblonde3 smallThe Chief Blonde Remarks: I was fortunate enough to be sent samples of both the Motives® Mineral Lipstick in Brilliant and  Motives® Collagen Core Lipstick in Inspired.  I am really adoring the Inspired.  It makes my slightly vintage lips all soft and supple.  The color is just right for my skin–which isn’t easy for a pale skinned wonder like myself.  The lipstick seems to have a cinnamon smell–not sure–but whatever it is, I LIKEY.  I am sure that Motives will be a popular choice by those who buy products to support Breast Cancer.  I see myself as a continued fan!

 Project Iris contributes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Project Iris

 

Project Iris is a  cause conscious women’s apparel line. They are doing an exclusive breast-cancer awareness shirt for the month of October where 10% of the proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Project Iris purpose is to provide women who like fashion a way to contribute through their purchases to causes that affect other women. The long term  vision is for Project Iris to be  a world-changing group of purchasers that makes a  impact on causes through every purchase on world hunger, malnutrition and health.

stillblonde3 smallThe Chief Blonde Remarks:  The Project Iris Pink Ribbon Shirt is not just a nice shirt–it’s a REALLY nice shirt!  How often can you combine a high quality tee (cut beautifully, nice long length for tucking or hiding, beautiful graphics, the price tag attached with an “Iris” bracelet, and made in USA!)  with one that supports causes– always– wherever it is sold?  Want to do good for breast cancer or world hunger?  Project Iris is produced to support the cause.

Pieces of Me by Veronica Neave

Pieces of Me

Could you do it?  Could you face the choices that Veronica Neave faced and make the choices that she felt compelled to make?  Veronica Neave when confronted with the reality of having the BBCA2 gene mutation (80% chance of getting breast cancer) must decide if she will remove her healthy breasts and also her ovaries.  In her book Pieces of Me, Neave contemplates these overwhelming choices as well as facing well meaning “advice” from others, along with her own beliefs on body image, sexuality, and lost identity.  (Bonneville Books, $13.99, Advance Copy)

stillblonde3 smallThe Chief Blonde Remarks:  I can find this book so shocking!  How can someone begin to grapple with the choices that Neave had to face?  Her honesty and openness might just get the next person through that has to face these incredible choices.

Finding you Way Back to Life (and Love) after Breast Cancer 

This book by Gina M. Maisano, a two time Breast Cancer Survivor, will help you put the cancer behind you and get you back to yourself!  Part One of Intimacy After Breast Cancer will help you gain control of your spirit and body.  Book Two will help you find your sexual self. Life, Love and Intimacy DO NOT have to end after Breast Cancer.  (Square one Publishers, $16.95)

stillblonde3 smallThe Cheif Blonde Remarks:  I was faced with some of these same issues after a hysterectomy.  I know that I worried how I would feel.  Would I still be me?  Would my husband still love me?  Could I ever get my Mojo back?  And no doctor ever discussed ANY of this with me.  I never read any material on it.  I am quite sure that Breast Cancer survivors struggles are even worse and more heartfelt.  In the literature provided with the book, one reviewer noted that it’s a book that fills a gap in the Breast Cancer Awareness literature.  I agree.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways:

October 30-Nov. 5, 2011 11:59 EST

The PRIZES:

$240 total Value, 8 Winners!

  • One  $40 Shoe Credit to ShoeDazzle. ($40)
  • Two  Pink Ribbon t-shirts provided by Project Iris. ($50/shirt)
  • Three  tubes of Motives® Collagen Core Lipstick in “Inspired” –3 tubes ($22.50/lipstick)
  • One  book on BBCA2 Gene Mutation by Veronica Neave called Pieces of Me. (Advance Copy $13.99)
  • One book by Gina M. Maisano entitled Finding your Way Back to Life (and Love) after Breast Cancer. ($17.95)

This Giveaway has ended.  The Rafflecopter form has been removed.  The Giveaway had 1393 entries.  See Giveaway Winners!

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Sanitary Protection : HELP Girls Worldwide: Facebook Share! $1 Donated!

[ 4 ] October 30, 2011 |

Provide Girls Sanitary Protection :  $1 Donated  For every Facebook Share!

 

Sanitary Protection

Sanitary Protection a Luxury Item for Many.

Sanitary Protection ? Can you imagine, in 2011, getting through “That Time of the Month” without adequate feminine sanitary protection? Worldwide, millions of adolescent girls lack affordable sanitary protection as it is a luxury item!  It’s hard to relate to  the devastating consequences for girls in developing countries who lack these supplies, many of whom can’t or wont attend school during their period?

Girls in Mukuru Narobi tell horrible stories of what it is like to go through their menstration without proper feminine sanitary protection . These girls expressed great discomfort and anxiety because they cannot attend school, be with their friends or often (especially with a heavy flow) leave the house!  The girls and their families try to come up with solutions like making pads out of old bits of clothing, mattresses or even reusing pads they find in the trash!  Your reaction might be “EWWWWW, how could they do that?”  But imagine what YOU would do if you couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to the wonderful disposable products that we have at our easy access?

Huru Develops a ReUsable Solution to provide Sanitary Protection

Huru® International began in 2008 and immediately developed an cost-effective and need addressing  solution to this real crisis.  They developed the Huru® Kits, a smart looking backpack that provides girls reusable sanitary napkins (they can be washed), underwear,  hygiene improving soap, educational materials and a bag for storage!  Isn’t that incredible? I find it amazing that  a need, so basic,  has to be met via charity!  Guess what? It’s so Easy for YOU to pitch in and help these girls get the sanitary protection they need!

 o.b.® Share It Forward program

o.b.® Brand is encouraging women everywhere to  help them raise  $25,000 to benefit  Huru® International.  With a  Huru® Kit costing $25 each–1000 girls will benefit and receive necessary sanitary protection and more!   For every user who shares the message about Huru® International’s mission with their network of friends via o.b.® brand Facebook applications, the o.b.® brand will donate $1 to Huru®.  YOU CAN ALL DO THAT!  How many times are you on Facebook a day doing useless junk?  Now you can take just a few seconds, visit the o.b.® Outreach tab on http://www.facebook.com/obmightysmall,  and share the message! $1 will be donated by  o.b.® brand to help a young girl via a Huru®  kit  for every user that shares the message on Facebook!!

Watch this important video!!!

Did you  visit the o.b.® Outreach tab on http://www.facebook.com/obmightysmall,  and share the message!

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of o.b. and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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OKA b. Footwear Review, Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways

[ 197 ] October 27, 2011 |

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways & OKA b. Footwear–What a great way to raise Awareness!

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways

OKA b. footwear is teaming up with the American Cancer Society for the “Our Greatest Feat “.

Many Cancer patients need something a little special while they are going through their battle with cancer.   OKA b., a forefront U.S. producer of eco-chic footwear  is collaborating with the American Cancer Society to provide its soothing spa shoes for cancer patients during their treatment.  The Goal of Our Greatest Feat is to ensure donation of 50,000 OKA b. shoes in 60 day time period.  Whenever a pair of shoes is sold on OKA b. webite during the months of September and October, OKA b. will then match that purchase  and donate a pair of their shoes to an individual struggling with cancer!  Already this year, OKA b. has donated 5000 pairs of its shoes to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

stillblonde3 small The Chief Blonde Remarks:

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways have been featured all month on our blog.  We are proud to bring all the efforts of these wonderful companies that are making a difference for breast cancer awareness AND Cancer in general.  We really think the efforts on the part of OKA b. are admirable.  The OKA b. footwear line is so cute and comfortable, I just can’t think of anything more beautiful and soothing for someone to receive to pick them up when they are feeling low!  A pair of shoe are not a cure,  but certainly a gentle reminder that many many people care and share in the cancer survivors ongoing struggles.

We have previously featured OKA b.  and provided reviews of their cute spa footwear.  But today we are so pleased to highlight all their efforts with the American Cancer Society!   Something  I have not mentioned yet is that, OKA b. has designed  a Limited Edition of their Madison slide shoe which is pictured above.  Every time you purchase this shoe, $10 will be donated directly to Cancer research at the ACS!  To purchase the Limited Edition Madison or to learn more,  please visit OurGreatestFeat.com!

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THE GIVEAWAY:

The OKA B. Footwear Giveaway Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways  runs from Oct. 27 10:00PM to Nov. 2 at 11:59 PM. EST

THE PRIZE:

OKA b. has graciously agreed to provide 2 winners with any pair of Sandals from their fall line AND another pair of OKA b. shoes will be donated in your name to a person battling cancer to highlight their Our Greatest Feat initiative with the American Cancer Society!    Isn’t that amazing!  $160 Value!  ($40 max value/pair of shoes )

The Giveaway is OVER!  See OKA b. Winners.  The Linky and Rafflecopter forms have been deleted.  THIS GIVEAWAY had 2383 ENTRIES!!!!

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Halloween Humor! Trick or Treat? A Pregnant Halloween Joke!

[ 28 ] October 27, 2011 |

Trick  OR Treat?  YOU Decide!

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Halloween Humor at it’s Best!  Right?  So lifelike and vegetable ridden that you can’t help but chuckle?

Leave me a comment if you think being pregnant and giving birth would be a trick or a treat for you right now?  For me and most Women over 45, it would be a trick!

Did you LAUGH?  Could you STUMBLE this Halloween Humor for The Chief Blonde???

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