Enter for a chance to win a designer handbag or shoes from Shop It To Me!

Tell a friend and win! Simply invite friends to join Shop It to Me and with each friend who registers to  joins the site you are entered for a chance to win a bag/shoes from one of your favorite designers. Winners choice!

Hurry, because the contest ends on Friday, September 23rd.

Good luck!



Win a trip to Essence Music Festival with Cover Girl!

The Cover Girl Queen collection is offering an awesome opportunity for you and one of your friends to enjoy red carpet treatment during the upcoming Essence Music Festival. Simply log into the  Cover Girl Facebook App and indicate how you celebrate your own unique beauty for a chance to win.

Six lucky winners will be afforded the opportunity to win admission to the three-day festival from July 1 – 3 in addition to experiencing the ultimate VIP experience, including round-trip air for two, four nights at a hotel, passes to enjoy the Festival, and much more.

please note: the deadline to enter the contest is 5/31
Good luck!!!

Prom Looks and Inner Princess Contest! (DC area)

The ability to empower and celebrate other women begins with a healthy recognition of who you are at your authentic core. Every young girl has an ‘inner princess’ who with a little coaxing and encouragement can emerge.

In honor of celebrating young woman who are coming into their own, I am pleased to announce an essay contest which will allow young woman access to their own glam squad in preparation for their proms.

The Win!

Winners will receive:

• Make-up consultation and application by celebrity makeup artist Cataanda J

• Hair styling by Master Stylist Shawn Bundy

• $250 shopping spree towards prom expenses furnished by Lisa Brown Hall of The Ghetto Fashionista

• A photo-shoot by fashion photographer Brian Hall of The Glam Collective

• Brow Contouring by Brow Beauty

• Limo services

The rules:

Contestants must choose between one of the following topics and write a 500 word essay using the following topics:

1. Celebration- Why do you think so many young women have difficulty celebrating each other? How can you be the catalyst to change this?

2.Inspiration- You could be the next Oprah Winfrey, Kimora Lee Simmons, Michelle Obama- how do you serve as an inspiration for your peers who are “going through” i.e. dealing with self-esteem issues, handling peer pressure or just life challenges in genera?

3. Authenticity- because of peer pressure, images seen in videos and simply the awkwardness of fitting in, sometimes it is difficult to find your authentic voice. Describe your unique authenticity and what ‘walking to the beat of your own drum’ means to you.

Essays must be submitted by April 15th. Winners will be announced on April 20th

Essays must be submitted electronically to: innerprincesscontest@hotmail.com

About the sponsors:

Shawn Bundy

With over 10 years of experience in hair design, Shawn Bundy is a master stylist in all aspects of hair design. Shawn has a keen ability to translate his clients’ visions into realities. He is devoted to preserving the integrity of his clients’ hair and he spares no expensive when it comes to hair care. Shawn’s passion and continuous training has proven to be very effective in keeping up to date on the latest techniques in weaving, coloring, cutting and styling as well. Motivated by this passion he holds for the industry, Shawn has quickly become renowned across the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Cataanda James

A true beauty from the inside out Cataanda J is the ultimate “triple threat”- master hairstylist, celebrity make-up artist, and stylist are just a few of the accomplishments of this talented artist.


With a depth of knowledge in the beauty industry, Cataanda has shared her gift of beauty for M.A.C. Cosmetics where she continues to serve as a freelance artist. She has represented L’Oreal as a National Artist at the Sundance Film Festival, Speaking of Women’s Health, and Essence Music Festival and most recently for the Oprah O Magazine 10 year anniversary Live You’re Best Now Tour. Because the eyes reflect the soul, Cataanda’s signature eye make-up technique “Cat-Eyez” has been recognized on the runways of The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.


Candice Owens, Brown Beauty

“Brow Beauty provides personalized hands on instruction, transforming your brows from a simple arch, into a designer frame for your face through the technique of Contouring/Shadowing.”

Sherrie Wood, Brian Hall, The Glam Collective

Specializing in runway, editorial, product and fashion photography, the Glam Collective will always provide the best in photography and videography services!

Lisa Brown-Hall, The Ghetto Fashionista

Editor, writer and fashion enthusiast with a depth of experience with strategic event planning and management in the fashion and beauty industry.

The Ghetto Fashionista http://theghettofashionista.blogspot.com/ is focused on entertainment, culture and style- her motto is “Style is a state of mind, body and spirit.”

Valentine’s Day Giveaway- kate spade twirl

February is upon us and of course thoughts inevitably turn to love, cupid and Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate the upcoming love day then by rewarding yourself for simply being fabulous?

Well here’s your chance to win the signature fragrance twirl from kate spade new york!

Giveaway details:

Simply “Like” The Ghetto Fashionista on Facebook and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a 1.7 oz bottle of twirl; Don’t worry if you’re already a fan, then you have already been entered!
Winners will be announced on February 8th on the Fan page.

Kate Spade New York- twirl

Twirl combines both floral notes and a fresh scent to create a unique new fragrance that is the epitome of joie de vivre. Additional fragrance notes include: pink watermelon mingled with blackberry and red currant, enhanced with a heart of fresh flowers including orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower, and sweet magnolia, finished with luminous musks and a touch of french macaroon.

Interested in purchasing twirl as a gift for your beloved? The kate spade valentine’s day set includes ($70):

1.7 eau de toilette spray

3.4 oz body cream

Win a $2500 gift card to Bergdorf’s PLUS a chance to attend NYFW!

Have you always wanted an opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week? Well here’s your opportunity!

Visit Polyvore and simply style an outfit for Linda Fargo, Vice President of Visual Merchandising to wear during Fashion week and the winning entry gets an opportunity to attend a show with MS. Fabulous herself;  PLUS an opportunity for you to shop with a $2500 gift card to find some fashion show drag for YOU to wear!

Good luck!

Luxury shoe contest from Shop it to Me

With the holiday upon us, many of us are building wish lists and checking them twice in order to ensure our loved ones get our gift selections just right. I am a huge fan of ensuring I treat myself to something fabulous for the holidays and what better way to pamper yourself then trying your luck at winning one of pair of designer shoes?

Have you always wanted a pair of Christian Louboutin’s? Or perhaps you are more of a Chanel ballet flat kind of girl? Well whatever your drool worthy shoe jones consist of Shop it To Me is offering a unique opportunity to win a pair of your dream shoes!

Simply sign up for a Shop it to Me account in order to receive alerts when your favorite designers are on sale and select your choice of shoes.


Good luck!

How do you live out loud? Rachel Roy Contest

photo credit: Harpers Bazaar

Rachel Roy is hands down one of my favorite designers- her fall collection look book is currently available and she is offering a few lucky fashionistas the opportunity to win a $150 gift certificate to shop the collection.

Answer the question- how do you live out loud with a YouTube video for a chance to win.

Full contest details here Rachel Roy

Summer Contest featuring Gorjana and Handbago!

One of my favorite my jewelry destinations gorjana has partnered with Handbago for an awesome summer contest! 10 lucky winners will have the opportunity win.

Here are the details:

Nine people will win a gorjana Graham Leather Studded Wrap
($55 value). One lucky Grand Prize Winner will win a
Hudson Quilted Shoulder Bag ($298).

Enter to win at Handbago. Additional entries can be earned by
LIKEing The gorjana or Handbago Facebook fan pages,
or joining the gorjana or Handbago newsletter.
Maximum 4 entries per person. Good luck Bagistas!

*For full details see the contest page at Handbago.com.
gorjana is not responsible for lost prizes. | Prize color may vary depending on availability. | All entries must be in by 8.31.10 | Contest open to U.S. residents only. “

Are you the ULTIMATE Fashionista?? Dark and Lovely Contest

by Lisa

Essence and Soft Sheen Carson want to know are you the Ultimate Fashionista?

Soft Sheen Carson and Essence Magazine have teamed up in order to find their next Dark and Lovely cover model in their Are you Dark and Lovely? Show it off Contest. The first casting is Saturday, June 12thif you’re in the Chicago land area:

The Wit Hotel

201 N. State Street

Chicago, IL

From 11:00-2:00

The event will be hosted by: Tasha Turner, with special Guest LisaRaye McCoy

The winner of the contest will be flown to NY for a hair make-over with celebrity stylist Johnny Wright, a $5,000 shopping spree with Carlton Jones and of course the opportunity to be featured in a national ad!

Other dates/ cities include:

Atlanta- Saturday June 19th from 11:00-2:00

New York-Thursday June 24th from 5:00-8:00

Click here for more details

Prom Beautiful from Start to Finish- GIVEAWAY!

Use the enclosed entry form to win  the Clean and Clear Skin Care from The Ghetto Fashionista!

Got the itch to stitch?

CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare, the teen skincare expert, and Gen Art, leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging talent, are challenging aspiring designers who think they have what it takes to create the ultimate Prom dress to upload an image on Discover Gen Art showcasing their vision.

The winning designer will not only receive $5,000 but his or her winning design will be “unveiled” to the media at a high profile press event in New York City. This is your chance to step into the spotlight and get in front of the people and cameras that can make you and your designs famous.

You be the Judge!

All visit Discover Gen Art will have the opportunity to weigh-in on your favorite entries and become “best friends” with the designers. A panel of judges, which will include members from Gen Art, CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare and Seventeen magazine, will review the top user picks and choose a winner based on originality, style, relevance and overall creation.

Enter for your chance to win!

As part of a national sweepstakes courtesy of Seventeen magazine on lucky teen will win the designer Prom dress and have it custom made just for her. Then, she’ll be able to show off her new dress at an exclusive Prom party thrown just for her, which will take place in her hometown with 50 of her “best friends.”

For more information and to enter the sweepstakes visit: Seventeen


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