***UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Arlet***
Haven’t gotten around to that “New Year, New You” makeover you’ve been promising yourself since January 1st? Want to get some makeup, a few hair products, and perhaps a whole new wardrobe? Are you ready to treat yourself to a relaxing, glamorous getaway? … Well, Glam has got the giveaway for you! You could win all of these fabulous items from the eco-themed Critics Choice Swag Bag! It’s almost too good to be true. You could finally get that makeover without spending a penny (which we know is key in these uncertain times!). All you have to do is comment on this blog post and you’ll automatically be entered to win all of these super-cool, super-sweet, and super-chic goodies (worth a whopping $4,927). So start commenting, and see the rules below!
VANS presents you with TWO pairs of kicks from our Vault Eco Pack. Vault by Vans goes green for Spring 2009 with the Vault Eco Pack featuring Maharam Messenger fabric. All styles in this group are made with environmentally friendly materials such as PET (postindustrial recycled polyester) and organic canvas and are packaged in recycled cardboard boxes. Value: $190.
ROGAN will be giving a gift certificate for products from the ROGAN line. Founded in 2001, ROGAN combines soulful minimalism with traditional quality. The design driven collection for men and women is focused on innovative construction and fabrication – rooted in timeless American utilitarian style. ROGAN has evolved into an internationally distributed brand that continues to fuse the traditional, experimental, rural and urban with clothing, architecture and art. In 2007, Rogan was awarded the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Value $225.
RVL7 will be gifting some ultra-soft garments along with their signature Dove tote. RVL7 is the progressive American fashion brand driving the popular movement towards change. RVL7 products are lovingly made, using the finest sustainable materials and processes available today. Value: $216.
Suh-Tahn will be gifting a cotton hoodie made for the Critics Choice Awards. The Suh-Tahn philosophy was created with the help and balance of natural and man-made forces, inspired by architecture and shapes found in nature. Established in Los Angeles in late 2005, Suh-Tahn debuted their first fall/winter collection ready-to-wear collection. The collaboration between longtime friends Shannon Nataf and Dimitry Tcharfas began with the motivation to bring intensity to design that is matched with exceptional quality and attention to detail, creating a fusion of art and innovation. Value: $350.
Lara Miller will be gifting a selection of her eco-friendly apparel. A green fashion pioneer, Lara Miller is known for using innovative eco-fabrics utilizing eco-friendly and organic fabrics to create fashion-forward garments that have a strong architectural influence while remaining utterly playful. The style is versatile and unique with each garment designed to be worn several different ways. This multipurpose knitwear is sophisticated, fun, comfortable, and eco-friendly www.laramiller.net. Value: $300.
Emilio Pucci is gifting a selection of their latest sunglasses. The creative vision of Emilio Pucci finds its way to the world of eyewear. The Emilio Pucci Eyewear collection unveils a captivating combination of time honored prints, dynamic logo treatments and head turning design. Value $375.
Solage Calistoga will be gifting two nights in a one bedroom Studio; dinner for two at the award-winning Solbar Restaurant, the resorts signature restaurant with a delectable and healthy menu of bistro fare incorporating the freshest organic ingredients inspired by the Napa Valley region; and two 60-minute mudslide treatments at the resorts unique Mud Bar and Bathhouse. Solage Calistoga is set within 22 acres just outside the historic town of Calistoga, this eco-friendly contemporary resort beautifully blends rustic and organic design with a sophisticated, city flair. The 89 loft-style studios and suites are designed with high ceilings and open floor plans. Luxury amenities include plush beds, all-natural bath amenities, private patios with sweeping mountain views and complimentary “cruiser” bikes for guests to explore the property. www.solagecalistoga.com. Value: $1,300.
Founded 53 years ago, Shaklee will be gifting recipients with laundry products from its Get Cleanline – offering non-toxic and natural cleaning choices that are safe for you, your home and the planet – including Shaklee Get Clean Fresh Laundry Liquid Concentrate, HE Compatible; Shaklee Get Clean Nature Bright Laundry Booster and Stain Remover; and Shaklee Get Clean Soft Fabric Fragrance Free Dryer Sheets. Recipients will also be invited to receive the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit – the equivalent to keeping 108 pounds of packaging waste out of landfills and eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gas. Value: $200.
Hills Australia and its US Distributor, Breezedryer.com, are excited to participate in this year’s Critics Choice Awards with their Quatro Designer Retracting Clothesline from their range of the finest Indoor/Outdoor solar clotheslines and drying racks in the USA, allowing you to save money and energy while reducing your carbon footprint. Value: $130.
The Eco 8000 from BARBAR is the first blow dryer to use less energy – only 1000 watts of energy (compared to traditional blow dryers that use 1800 Watts) but with the same drying power and hot temperature. Also, its revolutionary ceramic design also emits less radiation and electro-magnetic energy to hair, to make it a healthier hair drying experience.
Featuring a ceramic heating element, the Eco 8000 combats negative radiation that is typically associated with hair drying. The dryer’s AC motor delivers air 40% faster than ordinary DC motors, helping cut drying time in half. Warming up to 260º F, the ceramic base emits negative ions and far-infrared heat, which collides with positive ions to reduce static electricity, close hair cuticles and minimize heat styling damage. Value: $150.
Osea will be gifting a selection of its organic skincare products. Osea began with one simple concept: to create a line of pure yet effective skin care products; free of the fluff of fancy packaging and full of high-quality all natural ingredients. Osea’s unique blend of organic sea nutrients and pure essential oils provide an active and effective formula for well being, employing the power of the sea and its plant life to condition and balance your skin for a lifetime of results. Drawing on the latest innovations in green chemistry, Osea products are 100 percent free of synthetic fragrances, genetically modified ingredients, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, parabens and sulfates. They are also certified vegan and biodegradable. Osea was the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products in 2002. Value: $160.
She means luxury. The line of natural and organic bath, body and skin care products was inspired by the beauty regimes of the Chinese empresses from Dynasties past. Developed by two licensed acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists, She Essential Beauty products are formulated from the philosophy and ingredients used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine mind and body treatments. The She Essentials Beauty Sugar Scrub Gift Set, includes our favorite scrubs for moisturizing and exfoliating the body: Lavender-Lemongrass Sugar Scrub and Lemongrass-Mint Sugar Scrub. Use the Lavender-Lemongrass on a day where you want to soothe your senses and the Lemongrass-Mint on a day where you need perked up.
Each Tarte set includes the following best-selling products: natural beauty natural cheek stain, clean slate natural primer, mineral bronzer in park ave princess, lash hugger eco-friendly natural mascara, “emphaseyes” high definition eye pencil, vitamin infused lipstick, and “fRxtion” sugar exfoliator & lip balm duo. Tarte is a healthy cosmetics line that is loaded with natural, “skinvigorating” ingredients that help treat the problem, not just cover it. In addition to being good for your skin, Tarte makeup is packaged in sustainable materials that often double as chic accessories. It’s all about health couture—the marriage between fashion and nature. Value: $162.
Presenting Cheeky Monkey Jewelry‘s Raindrop Pendant with fair trade Royal Kings Blue Sapphires. Beautiful jewelry that doesn’t cost the Earth. Made from recycled silver, this stunning yet simple piece has a beautiful message on its reverse side: Life. While many westerners take clean water for granted, millions of people around the world drink from tainted sources or walk for miles each day to obtain healthy H2O.For more information, please visit CheekyMonkeyJewelry.com. Value: $220.
NUMI is an Organic and Fair Trade tea company specializing in premium full leaf teas and unique herbal teasans that are never treated with flavorings providing a pure, clean taste. Numi is committed to quality, authenticity, global consciousness and sustainability in its packaging and business practices. Included in gift, is a $100 gift card and Single Origins Tea set, perfect for a “tea for 2″ or a private tea tasting for aspiring tea connoisseurs.
At English Retreads we are proud that our company was founded on high fashion and environmentally conscious ideals. Each English Retreads handbag is one-of-a-kind and is handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado. Our handbags are made from 100% post-consumer recycled truck inner-tubes and lined with 100% post-consumer recycled PET material (plastic bottles). In addition to using environmentally conscious materials, our designs are classic and each handbag is created to last a lifetime. The large Beetle gives nod to classic handbags of the past while providing an extra edge with its’ durable rubber and bright interior. The Beetle comes with a zipper closure, two side pockets, three inside pockets, and an inside utility ring for keys—the perfect blend of organization and style. In addition, the two handles made from repurposed bicycle tubes and the metal feet make it even more stylish and extra strong for the road ahead. Introduced to our line in Fall 2007, this posh purse is every eco-fashionistas “go-to” handbag. Value: $209.
Nahui Ollin has transformed the traditional, Mayan crafting technique of folded paper into a hot and trendy collection of handbags and accessories for Eco-friendly Fashionistas that are sold around the world. Since their launch in 2003, Nahui Ollin has grown to become a leader in ethical fashion, providing stylishly sensitive accessories to the eco-conscious customer. At the 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards Nahui Ollin will be gifting their tote and one of their candy wrapper bags.
Rules: Enter to win by posting a comment on this GlamBuzz post by 12 AM EST Jan. 30, 2009. One comment per person. A winner will be picked at random. You must include your email address when commenting. To be eligible to win, you must be aged 16 or older, a resident of the US or Canada. A winner will be drawn from commentors’/entrants’ names at random on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Chances of winning depend on number of entrants. You must submit a valid email address. Winners will be notified via email, at which point Glam Editors will request winner’s mailing address to send the prize. Items might arrive one at a time.
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