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Beauty Review & Giveaway: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash

Would you like to smell as fresh as a baby’s bottom? I do! That’s why I jumped at the chance to review Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash. Who wouldn’t want to try a trusted product like this? And you don’t have to be a baby to use it.

Product Info: Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash-retails at $3.99 for 13.5 oz

Product Claim: Cleans and helps hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling baby soft. Formulated with Johnson’s Baby Oil to leave skin feeling moisturized all day long. Non-greasy, rich, creamy texture. Dermatologist and allergy-tested.

What I found out: Every time I use this I get a whiff of that baby oil fragrance, without it being overbearing (that reminds me of a baby’s bottom). The body wash seems a little “watered-down” so I was concerned that it wouldn’t lather up right. I was wrong; it lathers up like any other luxurious body wash. It doesn’t leave any residue or that baby oil greasy feel, which I loved. And it definitely made my skin feel softer after 2 weeks of using it.

Would I buy it again? Yes! I love this and the price! It’s $3.59 at Target.

Why it’s your lucky day: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Johnson’s Baby Oil Body Wash! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you love the most about Johnson’s products. Only one comment per person and you must leave a valid email address. Giveaway ends 11/29/10 and is open to U.S. residents.

**Please read my disclaimer. I was not paid for this post. This is my honest opinion.

Win a Charles & Victoria Design!

We all know that curves come in ALL shapes and of course sizes. I was recently contacted by Rachel the designer and creator of Charles & Victoria. Although this line isn’t a plus size line, she did make her pieces up to a size 14. And as the sizes got bigger, she created more curve where it was needed. Her goal was to design pieces that would fit a curvy body better. I like the way that sounds!

Rachel would love to give away a navy Ruffle Tank Dress in a size XL, which is a US 12/14 or UK 16/18  . Enter the giveaway below.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below describing how you would wear this piece; accessories and all. 
  • Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. 
  • Only one entry per person, must be 18 years-old or older, and will end on 11/18/2010.

Giveaway closed!!

Orient Watch USA Giveaway!

 The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to start it off than crossing someone off your gift list in November. Here’s your chance to win a watch from Orient Watch USA!

Orient watches “are mechanical watches powered by a mainspring, without using electrical power. The winding of the spring causes the “heart” of the watch to beat.” In other words…they don’t require a battery and they wind themselves when you wear it!

These are definitely classy and stunning watches. My husband really needs a watch! I wish I could buy him the CEY04003W or CFM00005D. It would make a great gift!

But, this isn’t about my gift list…it’s about you winning and choosing one of the watches below! That’s a $135 retail value! Find out how to enter below.

To enter go HERE and leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite watch is. Make sure there is a valid email address or twitter i.d. in your comment.

Extra Entry:

  • Tweet “I hope I win the #OrientWatchUSA giveaway from @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/aWWaIp ”  Please don’t forget to leave your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count (This entry can only be used once!)
  • Follow me via Google Connect, if you already do, leave a comment telling me you already follow me. 

Rules:

  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • Only one entry per person, unless using the 2 extra entries.
  • Giveaway ends November 15th, 2010. 
Contest is Closed!

    Ultimate Swag Giveaway Winner is…

    The Ultimate Swag Giveaway winner is Jessie from Bites and Pieces! She was randomly chosen using Random.org. What a lucky girl! She wins all of the amazing items from all of the amazing sponsors!

    Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you continue to come back and enjoy Curves and Chaos. I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors, who are listed below. I couldn’t have been done without you! Remember, this giveaway was in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ which kicks off on Thursday!

    Don’t worry curvaliscious ladies…I’ll be back with another amazing giveaway soon!




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    Size Appeal

    Ultimate ‘SWAG’ Giveaway!!

    Ever since I heard I about Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ coming to Los Angeles, I knew I had to plan a major giveaway in honor of it.

    So, I started thinking…When we think about fashion events, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I don’t know about you, but I think of SWAG!! Also known as the “free stuff” that companies and brands give out at events; swag is what a lot of us look forward to. And that’s just what you’re going to get.

    One and only one lucky winner will win ALL of the following from these amazing sponsors: Torrid, Carolina Pad, T.J.Maxx,  Lingerie.com, Cosabella, Phoenicia Goddess, Sofia Valle Co., Size Appeal, and Eucerin. Read more

    Marshalls “Behind the Seams” Help Me and Win!!

    Listen up bargainistas! Style expert Alison Deyette, was on hand today at Marshalls for the “Behind the Seams” event. It was a chance for bloggers to learn why off-price retailers are the best way to shop for our fall must haves.

    We all know that Marshalls and T.J. Maxx have designer items up to 60% off, but do you know how they are able to offer us those amazing prices?

    According to Marshalls, their buyers negotiate better prices with vendors because department stores plan their inventories much lower, they overbuy and then cancel orders, or designers overproduce. All of these factors allow Marshalls and T.J. Maxx to offer the same merchandise at lower prices. They don’t advertise their designers or sales, which can also save money. And we love saving money!

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    We ended the session with Alison presenting us with a “7 Looks, One Week, One Store” fall challenge. We were gifted a $100 gift card and then we were asked to use that gift card to buy anything we wanted. Then we have to use those pieces to create 7 different looks to carry us throughout the week. We are allowed to use pieces from our own wardrobes as well. Here are the pieces I picked up today.

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    Now, this is important. The blogger who has the most comments by October 4th at 5 p.m. EST will win. This is where you, my amazing curvy readers, come in. If I win…you win! That’s right, the blog that wins will win a $100 gift card from Marshalls for one of my readers!! That means the gift card could be yours!!

    At the end of 7 days, I will post the outfits below. All you have to do is leave a separate comment telling me what you think about each outfit. It’s open to U.S. residents only and if we win I will pick a winner using Random.org.

    Remember, the more you comment, the more chances we have to win!

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    Day 3
    Day 4
    Day 5
    Day 6
    Day 7

    Win a $100 Shopbop Gift Card

    If there is one place I go to drool over designer totes, it’s definitely Shopbop (even bargainistas love designer bags.) If you’re a serious shopper, which you probably are, then you definitely know about this amazing designer shopping site. Shopbop designers range from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, and so many more.

    Just yesterday I was complaining about my handbag not being big enough! Not only am I a fan of oversized handbags, but I’m a fan of all handbag styles. In fact, my dear curvy shoppers, I am currently on the hunt for a black handbag. I love the one I have, but I need a new one stat!

    Are you currently searching for your next designer piece? Well, you’re in luck! Shopbop is giving one of my lucky readers a $100 gift card!

    To enter visit the Shopbop.com web site and tell me what you’d buy with the $100. Make sure you leave a valid email or twitter i.d.

    For an extra entry tweet the following: “@Shopbop is giving a @CurvesandChaos reader a $100 giftcard! http://tinyurl.com/28smxyy

    *Please make sure you leave the link for the tweet as an EXTRA comment, or it will not count.

    Rules:

    • Contest is open internationally, with only one entry per person.
    • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
    • Winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified via email or twitter.
    • Contest end 9/29/10.

    **Read my disclosure policy here.

    Contest Closed

    One Stop Plus Giveaway ends 9/12!

    Win $1000? Yes, please! In honor of their upcoming fashion show on September 15th, during New York’s Fashion week, One Stop Plus wants to give you a new fall wardrobe! (Sorry, I’m a little late on this giveaway.) OSP is giving you a chance to win a $1000 gift card. All you have to do is post an OSP outfit on their Facebook wall. They’ll choose 10 finalists and the person with the most “likes” wins. It’s simple! But, hurry! It ends September 12th at midnight EST.

    Look below for this GREAT interview by BBC with OSP’s editorial director Nancy Le Winter.

    Stella & Dot Giveaway!

    Have you ever styled an entire outfit around your jewelry? No? You will once you’ve set your eyes on the glorious boutique style pieces from Stella & Dot. If you’ve heard of Stella & Dot, then you know their reputation for on trend designs, timeless creations, and amazing personal service.

    “Stella & Dot is a company inspired by and created for strong women- just like you.”

    Kacie Keenan, a Stella & Dot Stylist, wants to give you an opportunity to own a Stella & Dot design. That’s why she’s giving you a chance to win a $25 jewelry credit! Just look at a few of the pieces below from their Fall/Winter Collection.

    The Adrienne Mixed Chain Necklace or Fringe Hoop earrings could be yours! These are such versatile pieces, dress them up or dress them down. You really can’t go wrong. The Anastasia Brooch has me drooling over here!

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    Not only is Kacie giving you a chance to win the $25 credit, but she’s also giving any Los Angeles or Orange County resident an opportunity to host a Stella & Dot trunk show at your home. You could receive $100s in free jewelry! And if you book a trunk show with her in September, October, or November, you will receive a free bracelet ($29 value) added to your hostess order. Go to her web site now for more information.

    How to enter:

    • Click here and go to Kacie’s Stella & Dot web site and leave a comment telling us which piece you love from their Fall/Winter Collection. Please leave a valid email address or twitter i.d.
    • For an extra entry tweet the following “Completing my Fall/Winter look with the #StellaandDot and #CurvesandChaos Giveaway! http://bit.ly/9Nw9IA” . Please make sure to leave a comment with the tweet, or it will not be counted.

    Rules:

    • Contest is only open to U.S. residents.
    • This credit is only valid with Stella & Dot Stylist Kacie Keenan.
    • You must be 18-years-old or older to enter.
    • Winner will be chosen at random using Random.Org.
    • Ends 9/26/10.

    **Read my disclosure policy here.

    **Contest Closed**

    Twitter Weekend Giveaway!

    Hey Twitter buddies! Do you love H&M?

    Here is your chance to win this NOW Limited Edition Garment from H&M. It’s a beautiful denim trapeze top I bought a few months ago, but never wore. The tags are still attached and everything! I’d rather give it to someone who I know will appreciate it, then return it. And besides you curvy ladies are awesome!
    The top is a US size 12, but I’m a size 18 and it’s still roomy on me. Sorry for the poor image quality, I have to send my camera in to get fixed. So, the Blackberry has to do.

    Read below to enter!

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    • To enter all you have to do is follow me on twitter. Now isn’t that easy?
    • If you already do or just start following, you must leave your twitter i.d. in the comment section and tell me that you’re following me.
    • For an extra entry tweet the following: ” I hope I win this #HM top from @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/b8BpZs ” Make sure you leave a copy of the tweet as a comment or it won’t count.
    • Remember this giveaway is for my twitter followers only!
    • Hurry up and enter, this ends on Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 11 p.m. PST.
    Giveaway is Closed!!

    Lane Bryant Review – Plus Win & Save!

    New York, New York…you stole my heart. I love this city and lucky for me the 2010 BlogHer conference was held here. I had so much fun making new friends, networking, and learning from the best in the blogging world. Plus there was so much swag! Amazing!

    But, it wasn’t the perfect trip…let me briefly explain. My flight out of LAX was delayed and made me miss my connection. I was rebooked which delayed my arrival by 6 hours! I checked into the hotel and that night my laptop crashed. My cell phone battery was dying after only 30 minutes of being fully charged and the camera I borrowed didn’t work. I was having a tech nightmare. So, the photos you see are via my cell phone (after a new battery) and a small Kodak hand held camcorder. I apologize for the quality.

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    I promised to not let any of my technical difficulties ruin my time in New York. Besides, I had some fabulous clothes courtesy of Lane Bryant to wear. I picked them up during the L.A. Fatshion Bloggers event, and I couldn’t be happier with these pieces.

    I started the first day of the conference in their leopard print maxi dress, which I got for an amazing price by the way! This dress was so comfortable and I got tons of compliments on it! Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s available on the site anymore. But, you can check their in-store sale section.

    Did I mention it was really hot and muggy while I was there? I really didn’t have to worry about that, because I was nice and cool in this dress. I paired my Nine West gladiator sandals with it and a necklace from Forever 21. I wish I would have gone up one size in the dress, but this was the only one they had. I had to pull the dress up a couple of times. I also got my hands on a Cacique Seamless 5-way Convertible Bra. I love this bra! The support was great, especially when I wore it strapless. I didn’t feel like I was going to fall out or that it was going to fall down.

    On Saturday, I wore their Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest, their Knit Denim Jeggings, and a white tank. I also got a lot of compliments on the vest. It was surprisingly nice to wear the vest in the 80 degree weather and I loved the length. The only issue I had was the sequins around the neck area would get caught on my hair. And can I just say that these jeggings are AWESOME! This was my first pair and I want to go back and get more! Loved the fit and stretch of the denim. I went down one size from what I normally wear and I was loving them! The length was perfect for me (I’m 5’6). Thanks Lane Bryant for outfitting me during BlogHer 2010!

    Now here’s your chance to win and save with Lane Bryant! Get your hands on this amazing gift cheque! You can get a whopping $25 off a $75 purchase, it’s only valid until August 24th. Go here to print it out!!

    You can also enter to win a $20 gift card from Lane Bryant. All you have to do is go to my Facebook page and “Like” Curves and Chaos. Leave a comment under the post on the wall with the the following questions:

    -What is sexy?
    -What’s your favorite item of clothing?
    -When’s the last time you had a bra fitting?
    -Why do you love Lane Bryant?
    -What would you like to see from Lane Bryant?

    Good luck!! Contest ends 8/23/10 and winner will be chosen using Random.org.

    **Read my disclosure policy here.

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    **BlogHer Recap: You already know I had an amazing time! Not only did I meet amazing women, but I had to the chance to get my makeup done at the P&G Home, I got tons of swag, and I met model Veronica Webb (very nice) and Bruce Jenner. I even took the time to talk to HauteLook, Shop Style, and White House Black Market about carrying extended sizes. ASSETS by Sara Blakely were on hand and we had a great conversation. Hopefully, I made great connections! Here’s a slideshow of some pics: