Friday, April 23, 2010

You Say It's Carol's Birthday? Let's Have a Giveaway!


Hello everyone! Happy Friday!

Exciting news! Carol's birthday is coming up on April 27th! And so, as we did for my birthday last month, we're inviting you to celebrate this happy day with us with a very special birthday giveaway!

This auction will have not one, but two winners! Our first place winner will receive a $25 Nordstrom giftcard! And that's not all - we'll also throw in a .11 oz. sample of Crème de la Mer!


I'm personally a huge fan of La Mer and have been using their line for the last six or seven years. I have sensitive skin, and no other skincare has stayed with me for so long. I hope the winner loves it as much as I do!

Our second place winner will receive a Stream Bank Sash! See how Carol wore hers, here.

The winner of this sash will have their choice of the grey or the purple:


I don't know about you, but we're super excited about this giveaway!

So, here are the details:

To be included in the drawing for this giveaway, here's what you have to do. 1) Be a public follower of our blog, and 2) leave a comment on this post, letting us know how you might spend this giftcard. To get extra entries you can 3) blog about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment with the link, and/or 4) tweet about the giveaway, with an @raphaela235 or @kathrynshops. On April 30th, we'll do a random drawing among those who commented and follow this blog, and we'll send the prizes out to the lucky winners! Just a note - please don't leave your email in the comments. We want to help you protect your contact information. When we draw the name and number of the winner, we'll post it on our blog on April 30, 2010, along with directions for that winner to contact us. If for some reason, the winner doesn't get in touch with us within 48 hours, we'll redraw, and announce a new winner, etc.

Good luck to everyone!

The Happy Birthday Giveaway entry period has closed. Thanks for your interest!

39 comments:

  1. I would love to win and spend the giftcard on a new summer clothing item!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    amber.dethlefsen@asu.edu

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  2. I'm following! Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Carol! I love the sash! I have no idea how I would spend a Nordie's GC since I never shop there, but it would be fun to try!

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  3. Happy Birthday Carol. I'd spend the gift card on some new summer sandals. Nordstroms has the best shoe dept!!

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Happy Birthday! I hope you'll be utilising your birthday discount!
    If I won the gift card I would use it when I come over to the States next month - probably on shoes or to buy the latest Chanel nail polish - I'm such an addict!
    As for the sash, I would love to wear the purple with my Plains and Prairies Dress!

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  5. Ohh, happy birthday, Carol! I'd love to spend the giftcard on some awesome makeup, haha! Or maybe towards some new eye cream. I am a big fan of Chanel's eye cream, which keeps my eyelids from getting dry without irritating it.

    I'm a follower!

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  6. Happy Birthday Carol! I would love to put the gift card towards an awesome pair of Tory Burch sandals for summer! I had just had my 21st birthday on the 17th and it would be an amazing gift to myself!

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  7. Happy Birthday Carol! I would spend the gift card on shoes. A girl can never have to many pairs of shoes!

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  8. Happy Birthday Carol!

    Spending a nordies giftcard would not be difficult at all...shoes, cardigans, and summer dresses...oh my! I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;)

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  9. Ooh, please count me in! I have been following for a while now and adore this blog. I'd love to try the la mer creme and would look for the perfect shade of reddish-orange lipstick if I had a giftcard to Nordstrom. :)

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  10. Hmmm, I think I would use the giftcard towards a pair of Seychelles or the upcoming Lippmann Nordstrom Anniversary Set.

    Happy early birthday, Carol :)!

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  11. Happy birthday, Carol!!! I have sworn by La Mer for years, by the way. This is a wonderful giveaway!! I am eyeing some Nordstrom shoes and this gift certificate would do the trick!!

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  12. Happy Birthday Carol! I have been reading your cute blog for awhile and love it! It is so unique among the Anthropologie blogs! I am a follower and have been wanting the purple steam bank sash :).

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm a follower, tweeted about it (my twitter name is robinschuh) and am about to blog about it! (http://robbysue.wordpress.com) I LOVE Nordstrom, and I would use the giftcard at Nordstrom Rack for some new Joe's jeans!!!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the great giveaway - definitely am a follower! Wow, you want me to pick something from Nordstroms? I love that entire store!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carol! I'm sure it'll be a great one with family and friends! I definitely could use that giftcard for a visit to the Laura Mercier counter. Btw, my first blog post ever is for your giveaway. Baby blogging steps for me.

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  16. Happy BIrthday Carol! Hoping it's a wonderful day!
    This gift card would be a huge help because I am getting married in July! It would be nice to purchase something for my big day.

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  17. Happy early birthday Carol! How lovely of you both to give presents away on your own birthdays. I'm a follower and would put the GC towards a new pair of wedge sandals. Gotta love the shoes at Nordstrom.

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  18. Happy 29th Birthday, Carol! :P

    Wonderful giveaway! I'm already a follower! So many pretties at Nordies, but I would spend this on one of those BP cardis in a really fun color - I just purchased a print pencil skirt from J Crew and I think a solid cardi is in order.

    Going to tweet this on my twitter @meshellquint

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  19. Happy early birthday Carol! I am a follower of your blog and especially love your guys' fitting room reviews. :)

    I would love to spend the $25 gift card on some new foundation at Nordies!

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  20. Happy Birthday! And thanks for another great giveaway. :)

    How would I spend the card? That's easy - I've been dieting for a week now and I've lost 5 pounds so far. I'd spend it on some great new clothes in a SMALLER size!

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  21. Happy early birthday! I would probably spend the card on shoes. I need some cute new strappy sandals for summer! I'm a follower and I also posted about your giveaway on my blog here: http://youmeandanthropologie.blogspot.com/2010/04/ootd-and-favor.html

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  22. HBD, carol! believe me, with your 30's around the corner, you're looking at the best years--so far. especially since being asian suggests that you will LOOK 22 til you retire.

    would love to be spending that card on some nanette lapore pumps that BELONG WITH ME.

    i posted the link on my new blog--hope you guys check it out!

    http://anthrolife.blogspot.com/2010/04/giving-away-love-and-nordies.html

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  23. Happy Birthday and what a great giveaway! I would probably use the $$ to get some earrings or other pretty jewelry for my impending nuptuals. I am also linking this giveaway to my blog. Stop by and say hi sometime :)

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  24. Happy Bday! I would use the gc to buy some new summer tops. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kimbo.n.nguyen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. AND I am a follower - thank for so many reviews!

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  26. Happy belated birthday, Carol! I just discovered this fantastic blog via Anthroholic--- how fun it must be to have a partner in crime to share your anthrophilic ways with! If I were to win the gift card, I would likely use it towards the purchase of a birthday gift for my best friend :)

    -Jen
    jennasresearch@aol.com

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  27. Happy late Birthday Carol!

    I'm a follower and would spend the Nordstrom giftcard on a pair of beige heels (forgot the brand) I've been eyeing. :)

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  28. Happy Birthday, Carol!!!

    I would spend the Nordstrom gift card on shoes, or a new shade of lipstick!

    Cheers~
    Kelly

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  29. happy birthday carol. Love this blog! i would spend it on a pair of cute summer sandals. thanks avon!

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  30. For another chance at this wonderful giveaway to win that giftcard I posted this link on my blog at Avagreyson.com. here is the link.
    http://www.avagreyson.com/2010/04/blogs-i-love.html. I would also love to pick up a new juicy bath robe if I won.

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  31. Happy Birthday Carol and thanks for a great giveaway!

    I would probably spend the gift card on some new sandals. I need some new, cute shoes :)

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  32. I am a follower! I would use this toward a pair of Miz Mooz shoes I am eyeing. Love your blog!
    -Erin

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  33. Ooh great contest! I am a follower of this blog and plan to tweet about it shortly. I would use the gc to buy wedding undergarments since I am in the market for a long line bra and love Nordstrom's selection. Happy Birthday, Carol!

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  34. I'm a follower and, like Carol, a working mom and a San Diegan. (Carol - love the dressing room pics with the kids in action - been there, done that.) I love reading your blog, checking out both your OOTDs and I particularly enjoyed the interview with Kelly. I'm on the fence about what I would do if I was fortunate enough to win your giveaway. I'm tempted to use it as an excuse (not that I really need one) to meet Kelly and utilize her styling expertise. On the other, the Seychelles Get Outta Town Sandals have been beckoning me.

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  35. I am a follower! I would get some pretty sandals for the summer!

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  36. Fun giveaway! Carol, happy birthday! I live in San Diego, too. I would use the gc at Nordstrom Rack towards a fun summer dress or skirt. Tweeted about it too. :)

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  37. Carol Happy Birthday! I love going to Nordstrom - even just looking around is fun. If I won I would go for a BP cardigan- or if I've saved enough..Chanel perfume! I always loved my mom's bottle of No.5 and now that I'm a 'real adult' or something I am starting to consider picking one!

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  38. I don't know if I've missed the deadline to enter or not, but it's worth a shot! First of all, Happy Birthday to Carol! I've always wanted to try La Mer so that's my motivation for entering. Oh, and a GC to Nordstrom? I can't decide...shoes, a dress, make-up, a cardigan, jewelry, a spring skirt.... I'll never make up my mind.

    Thanks!

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  39. Happy early birthday, Carol!

    I'd use the gc towards a cute purse hook I've been eyeing at the handbag section.

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