WINNER ANNOUNCED for the @MINLINGSTUDIO Necklace

Fashion & Beauty, Giveaways, Just for Fun, Products and Brands, Toronto Adventures

Thank you to Amanda D, Amanda Rose, Melissa D, Lina F, Kate P, Tanya, Karla N, JJ Cowan, Dainty Girl, Dee C, Carol G, and Genevieve for entering my Minling necklace giveaway. As I stated in my previous post the winner has been chosen thanks to RANDOM.ORG, however the FOURTH person on the list is the winner. Why? Well, four is my favourite number and I was born April 4th! Besides, I wanted to spice things up a bit ;).

The winner of this beautiful necklace is…

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Genevieve Walker (@Hey_itsG)!

Thanks again to all those who participated, I’m just getting started with these contests so don’t worry!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

There's Nothing MINimal about IT… #Fashion #Giveaway #Toronto

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Since attending the Spring Preview of the new label MIN, I’ve been in love with Minling Pan Studio. Have you seen the line of handbags yet?! A few of my personal favourites are:

At the event, I was lucky enough to win the round shape studded purse and I cannot wait to rock this one-of-a-kind piece! The MIN label launches in Spring 2013 and as I mentioned in my post for Chic Darling, each piece was designed by Minling with YOU in mind. Now, more about YOU — the wonderful Minling has offered to give away a gorgeous necklace right here on My Pen, My Voice.;*

You can WIN a Vintage inspired statement necklace worth $45.00!

Told you it was gorgeous! 😉

To enter YOU MUST:

LIKE Minling Pan Studio on Facebook

LIKE My Pen, My Voice.;* on Facebook

TWEET I’d love to win some neck-candy from @MinlingStudio and @VANESSAGrillone!

(If you don’t have a Twitter account please COMMENT on this post letting me know which purse above is your favourite!)*

GOOD LUCK! ❤

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Contest Rules:

*Contest open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org – #4 on the list will be the winner. Contest ends February 20th, 2013*

There’s Nothing MINimal about IT… #Fashion #Giveaway #Toronto

Fashion & Beauty, Giveaways, Just for Fun, Products and Brands, Toronto Adventures

Since attending the Spring Preview of the new label MIN, I’ve been in love with Minling Pan Studio. Have you seen the line of handbags yet?! A few of my personal favourites are:

At the event, I was lucky enough to win the round shape studded purse and I cannot wait to rock this one-of-a-kind piece! The MIN label launches in Spring 2013 and as I mentioned in my post for Chic Darling, each piece was designed by Minling with YOU in mind. Now, more about YOU — the wonderful Minling has offered to give away a gorgeous necklace right here on My Pen, My Voice.;*

You can WIN a Vintage inspired statement necklace worth $45.00!

Told you it was gorgeous! 😉

To enter YOU MUST:

LIKE Minling Pan Studio on Facebook

LIKE My Pen, My Voice.;* on Facebook

TWEET I’d love to win some neck-candy from @MinlingStudio and @VANESSAGrillone!

(If you don’t have a Twitter account please COMMENT on this post letting me know which purse above is your favourite!)*

GOOD LUCK! ❤

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Contest Rules:

*Contest open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org – #4 on the list will be the winner. Contest ends February 20th, 2013*

Minling Pan Studio Spring Preview [RECAP]

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My first contributing post to Chic Darling is up! You can check it out here!  I also wanted to post a few more pictures from the event so you can see what Minling Pan Studio can offer to your wardrobe 🙂

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Thanks again to Minling Pan Studio, Valerie, and Chelsea for such a fabulous event!

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Fact: ladies go crazy for free samples.

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Today Mama Helen joined me at The National Women’s Show.

This angle does nothing for my forehead.

The drive downtown was bright and peaceful and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre had a great view no matter which window you took a peek out of. The show itself was a little overwhelming at first – SO MANY BOOTHS! So Mom and I started at the beginning and slowly made our way down the isles.

I won free tickets to the show from Minling Pan Studio (THANKS AGAIN!) and although she was busy when I finally got to her booth, I did get to take a look at the clothing. OMG they are beautiful! I’m thinking about checking out her Saturday Happy Hour Workshop where Minling will:

  • Talk about what colours are your best colours
  • Help you find out your personality style
  • Guide you through our extensive racks of clothing and show you how to use clothes to flatter your skin tone and body type

Anyone want to join me?!?

Mom and I took home some pretty great stuff and got to learn about all kinds of brands, products, and stores. Most of the above are free samples BUT I did purchase the bracelet (for FIVE BUCKS) and a cream from Planter’s Natural Cosmetics (a cosmetic company from Italy). The cream is organic and smells delicious thanks to the almond oil – although they have a huge range of products to look at. Their Canadian supplier is Amabel Imports! I’m looking forward to trying out my samples of George’s Cream – my skin gets extremely dry and itchy in the winter so I’m always in the market for a new cream. The Cookie Messenger was one of my favourite booths! They had samples of their cookies (so yummy and moist) and displayed some of their cookie artwork! Their winter holiday bouquets would make a perfect hostess gift for this holiday season. I think my favourite bouquet is their “Forgiveness” one or as I call it “Babe I’m an Idiot and I Screwed Up, Please Love Me Still” bouquet.

Apart from nearly getting trampled on a few times and the traffic on the drive home, it was a wonderful Sunday morning/afternoon and I’m glad Mama was able to join me. I hope you all have wonderful Sunday!

Here’s a little quote to keep in mind for the new week:

“Sometimes you need to surprise yourself with randomness, to prove you have depths even you can’t understand.” – Inside, Alix Ohlin

Love Always
Vanessa Xo

P.S. I’m super bummed that there wasn’t a bookstore booth! Any bookish events coming up that I should attend/know about? Let me know in the comments 🙂