Get Caught Up On VH1 Single Ladies With Their New eBook Before The Season 3 Premiere + Giveaway

December 27, 2013 by  
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To say that I’m a hardcore TV watcher is a understatement and my DVR is filled to the max with all types of shows.  Like a lot of people, I record shows but hold off on watching them so I can have a little marathon at the end of each season.  Right now one of the shows that I just currently got caught up with is the sexy VH1 hit Single Ladies.  Since I’m a fan VH1 sent me the new Single Ladies ebook series that accompanies the show.   For those of you who are missing out, get ready to get sucked right in! Single Ladies is set in Atlanta and centers on three friends with completely different perceptions of relationships, sex and of course love.  Think Sex and The City with a ton more drama!

The Single Ladies e-book is set up as a season 2 finale and season 3 premier connector which not only serves to get you caught up on the show and hooked, but for die-hard fans like me it’s a great quick fix in between seasons. The e-book that is available on AmazonItunes and Barnes & Noble for only $9.99  is a quick fun read …I loved it and thanks to VH1, we’re giving away  the set that focuses on April, Raquel and Keisha to one lucky reader.  Simply tweet this post and leave a comment below stating that you did with the url to your tweet.  For an extra entry like Fashiongrail on facebook (make sure you mention that you did below in a separate comment). One winner will be picked Friday, January 3rd.

In celebration of the ebooks launch VH1 will ALSO be hosting a sweepstakes giving away the new eBooks and Single Ladies inspired Cocotique Beauty Boxes!

Cocotique is a beauty sample box subscription that is catered to women of color and diverse ethnic backgrounds with products that were made exclusively for them.

Click here to watch the super trailer and click here to visit the Single Ladies show page to get a glimpse of all the excitement to come this season.

VH’1s first hour-long scripted series, Single Ladies, returns for a third season on January 6th at 9/8c. This romantic comedy stars LisaRaye McCoy (Keisha), Denise Vasi (Raquel) and Charity Shae (April)- Three best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same sex drives. The modern, sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music and celebrity explores the women’s different approaches to relationships.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by VH1 via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of VH1.

Win 2 Holiday Ohm Beads!

December 12, 2011 by  
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Update: the winner of the Ohm beads is April with the following comment: “I like the March Birthstone bead!!”  Congratulations April!

When it comes to charms, Ohm Beads is unparalleled in design and intricacy. Designed to ‘wear your story,’ these superior quality silver and 14k gold beads come in various themes and styles you want to show off every aspect of your personality or commemorate special moments like the upcoming holidays!

The premium beads they offer are especially exquisite and made with Swarovski crystals, enamel, Murano glass and even come in pave style. Show your passion for poker with the  “Lucky Hand” bead, or your love for the make-believe with the “Tribal Unicorn.” There really is a charm for everyone!

The super cute beads slide on chic silver or gold bangles, braided leather bracelets and necklaces with beautiful snap clasps—making it really easy to switch them out for a layered, casual daytime look or the perfect accent to your sophisticated evening ensemble.

We’re offering three holiday Ohm Beads a birthday month and the second to be a choice of three beads, a red glass bead, ‘love birds’ or a snowflake along with a leather necklace to give away to special readers! The Holiday edition beads make a great stocking stuffer or a perfect way to get you in the spirit, not to mention great conversation starters for all the fabulous holiday parties around the corner!

How to win: Head on over to Ohm Beads and pick your favorite bead. Head on back to Fashiongrail and leave a comment on your pick and why.  For extra entries tweet the contest (tweet as many times as you want, each tweet counts as an extra entry) or like Fashiongrail and Ohm Beads on Facebook and tell us below that you did . One random winner will be chosen on December 18.  Ohm Beads will ship beads directly to winner. U.S. residents only.

For more information and places to purchase check out

Win The Ultimate LBD From Shabby Apple!

November 14, 2011 by  
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Update: The winner of the “Nantucket” dress from Shabby Apple is Christy with the following comment ” I would wear this to my christmas party.” Congratulations Christy and a big thank you to all who participated!

I’m so excited I was offered the opportunity to hand pick one dress from Shabby Apple Dresses for a giveaway to one lucky Fashiongrail fan! Shabby Apple was started by women for women to bring dresses back to what they used to be…a one piece outfit. Their impeccable selection of dresses have a modern, vintage-y feel that is just to die for (not to mention flirty and fun and with subtle hints of sex appeal!).   Guaranteed to flatter any figure, I chose the Nantucket because of its classic silhouette, v-neck collar, full skirt and pockets (I love me a dress with pockets!).  Shabby Apple is also offering Fashiongrail fans a 10% discount good good for 30 days after the giveaway (just enter “fashiongrail10off ” at checkout).

How to enter: Leave a comment below stating where you’d wear this dress; then head on over to Facebook and “Like” the Shabby Apple Dresses fan page (make sure you state that you did so in the comments below). One random winner will be chosen on November 21st. For an extra entry you can also tweet the giveaway.   Shabby Apple will ship the prize directly to the winner.  Must be shipped to an address in the U.S.  Good luck!

Update: Win A $25 Macy’s Gift Card!

September 30, 2011 by  
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Update: The first  winner of the $25 Macy’s gift card is Valerie C with the following comment: “I’d buy that maxi dress. I love it!! I could wear it often. Thanks!”  and the second winner is illsay with the following comment “I’d use the card towards a pair of Levi’s Bold Curve Skinny Right On jeans.” Congratulations Valerie and illsay and a big thank you to all who participated!

As a latina I’m thrilled to spread the word about  Macy’s exciting partnership with Latina Magazine.  To help celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary, events are being held around the country from October 1 to 15.  Each event will feature a fashion show featuring Latina Model Search winners as well as makeover stations from Lancome with their new eye palette and mascara. Additionally, an editor from Latina Magazine will be in each city to talk about the hottest fall fashion trends. Each city will have its own twist on the celebration and Grammy-nominated singer Ximena will make a special appearance at the West Covina (CA) event.  For more information about these exciting events, visit

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month Macy’s is giving TWO Fashiongrail fan the chance of winning a $25 giftcard (perfect for all their Fall Spectacular Sale). Need some ideas?  Check out some of fave picks under $50 below. To enter, visit and tell us in the comment section below what you’d purchase with the giftcard. For an additional entry, tweet about the giveaway or fan macys on Facebook (make sure to mention you did one of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail!).  Contest runs from September 30 to  October 9.

Maxi Dress – $14.99

Corduroy Patch Blazer – $24.99

Wide Leg Trousers – $19.99

Striped Poncho Hood – $14.99

Contest Update: Win $25 Sears Giftcard!

May 31, 2011 by  
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Update: The winner of the $25 Sears giftcard is Elizabeth with the following comment: awesome! i would get the JBS Women’s Paisley Print Maxi Dress that is on their website.  Congratulations  Elizabeth and a big thank you to all of you who participated! is offering one Fashiongrail reader the chance to win a $25 giftcard!  Perfect opportunity to pick yourself up something cute for the Summer from their affordable assortment of on-trend tops, shorts, dresses, sandals and more!  Need some ideas? Check out some of my favorite picks under $25 (and easy to incoporate with just about anything in your closet!).

To enter:

Visit, leave a comment on Fashiongrail telling us the one thing you’d purchase with the giftcard.  For an additonal entry, tweet about the giveaway or fan Sears on Facebook (make sure to mention you did one of the above in the comment on Fashiongrail!).

Mia Amore Rohana – $19.99

Strapless Maxi Dress – $12

Sheer Kimono – $17.90

Ball Mesh Handbag – $14.40

Wedges – $21.99







Contest Update: Win a Free Classic Trench From

October 12, 2009 by  
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Update: The winner of the Lammar Trench Coat  is Holla_itsBabs with the following comment:

Oh-la-la! Tres HOTT! Something a TV Director DIVA would wear in a freezing cold control room while directing a newscast next to her male counterparts-giving off an air of CONFIDENCE and STYLE, exuding POWER and QUIRK with ULTIMATE COOLNESS–Nevermind the 94 degree heat outside in sunny Tampa, Florida!(Faux Fur in all it’s GLORY included, of course!) HoLLa!!! WATCH OUT, BOYS!

Congratulations  Holla_itsBabs and a big thank you to all of you who participated!

Celebrity fashion mavens like Hayden Panetierre and Charlize Theron know how to keep out the winter chill in style: the classic trench coat!   And so can you –  for free! is offering one lucky Fashiongrail reader a free  BB Dakota Brown Tan Lammar Trench Coat.   The classic trench gets an updated, urban attitude styled with a nod to the 1970’s.  Crisp tailoring in a “go-with-everything” neutral, the trench is accented with multiple buckled sleeve straps and its own matching belt.  The removeable shaggy faux fur collar adds the fittingly retro finish. 

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How to Play: Simply leave a comment on FashionGrail to the following question: Will you keep the faux fur on the trench or not?  Why?

One winner will be randomly chosen.  The contest will run from Monday, October 12  to Monday, October 19. U.S. residents only.  Have fun and good luck! 

Looking for more free stuff?  Look no further than Amy, the owner of  Amy’s on Facebook and Twitter and loves to give away giftcards and lots of other free goodies!

Contest: Win A “Casual Friday’s” Necklace

June 29, 2009 by  
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Update: The winner of the casual friday necklace is Lauren with the following comment  “ this is a great necklace to wear with a short pearlescent gold dress. I would want to wear one that is high waisted and fuller at the hips like this:×230/Forever21-gold-dust-strapless_67857A93.jpg I would also pair that with some sexy pin up pumps with an ankle strap in cream.


Congratulations Lauren and a big thank you to all of you who participated!

This week Fashiongrail features another incredibly talented artist, Anca Ariciuc, who opened her Etsy store Anca NY in 2007.  “I only like to make one of a kind pieces,” said Anca, “because for me beauty is sprung from the act of creation.”  Anca explains that the “Casual Friday’s” necklace was inspired by jewelry scraps that were taken apart and put together in other incarnations.  Anca did have a specific muse in mind when she created the Casual Friday’s necklace: “The wearer is funky and young; funny and outgoing. She likes to mix and match, and her outfits always hold an element of surprise.”  I love it!


Product Description: Casual Friday’s Necklace.  Retail value $50.  Two-strand asymmetrical necklace in antiqued burnished brass finish. The necklace is an eclectic mix of chains, a few charms and olivie green beads, and 19 mother of pearl coin beads.  The necklace measures 20″ at the shorter strand and 23″ at the longer one. The tassel at the bottom is 4″ long (50 cm, 57 cm, and 10 cm respectively).  Closes in the back with a lobster claw clasp.  All metal is non allergenic (no nickel in the plating). The contest will run from Monday, June 29 to Friday July 3 winner will be selected on Saturday, July 4.


How to Play: Go to  Anca NY and pick your favorite piece.  Return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment to the following question: “What would you wear it with?”  Make sure you name the piece you picked!  The most creative answer will win!  Have fun and good luck!


Canada and U.S. residents only.

Contest Update: Win A Free Clutch By Third Willow

June 8, 2009 by  
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picture-16Update:  The winner of the Etsy Clara’s Metropolitan Clutch is carlyjcais with the following comment: ” What lovely clutches! I’d choose Clara’s Metropolitan Clutch from The Conservatory Collection (the black pattern with the yellow ribbon accent). I’d pair it with this cool pair of 80’s pleat-front pants I picked up at Goodwill (cuffed, of course), a pair of platform strappy black sandals, a cream blazer with DIY gold studding on the lapel, a double-wrap black belt with tiny gold stud detailing, and a dangly feather earrings made of black-and-white partridge feathers and dyed long yellow rooster feathers (to pick up the beautiful yellow in the clutch). Plus some chunky bangles, and some long necklaces over a white tank underneath. Black, white and yellow – perfect!”

Congratulations Carly and a big thank you to all of you who participated!

Etsy has a treasure trove of creative souls and I recently stumbled upon an incredibly talented indie designer with a shop called Third Willow. Third Willow has graciously offered one lucky Fashiongrail devotee a remarkable handcrafted and vintage inspired pierce: Clara’s Metropolitan Clutch.  The contest will run from Monday, June 8 to Friday June 12 winner will be selected on Saturday, June 13.

How to Play: Go to Third Willow and pick your favorite clutch.  Return to Fashiongrail and leave a comment to the following question: “What would you wear it with?”  Make sure you name the clutch you picked!  The most creative answer will win!  Have fun and good luck!

Product Description: Clara’s Metropolitan Clutch in gray-green cotton fabric with a printed tweed pattern has ruffled detail and saddle brown, croc embossed leather ribbon accenting, and is lined in lustrous, black taffeta with interfacing added for structure and support.  Bag is approximately 11″ wide at the base with an 11” opening x 5” tall x 1″ deep (when filled).  The flap closure of the bag covers the entire opening of the clutch. The clutch closure also includes a silver magnetic snap.  This is a great clutch for lunch with the girls, but just sassy enough for nights out dancing. Clara’s Metropolitan Clutch is also formal enough for weddings and proms. It’s the perfect accessory to go with the perfect little cocktail dress or a great pair of jeans and heels!  Interior of bag has three generous sized pockets for cell phones, ipods, make-up, keys, or anything else you may need to find quickly in your handbag!

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