This contest is now officially closed. We'll be updating after the party. Thanks to all who left comments!
It seems like no one was into my video contest so you know what? If it's broke, fix it! Ladies, we are downgrading from a contest to a drawing. Seriously, you have to be in a coma to pass up these great prizes in celebration of Sex and the Beach's fifth anniversary party. I'm going to make it VERY easy for you! Like, totally painless. Like, it hurt you more to lose your virginity than to qualify for this awesome drawing.
Here's all you have to do: submit ONE comment on this post about something that you've done or experienced in the past five years that you're particularly proud of and are willing to share with others for inspiration. I will take down all names and do a drawing Sunday at the party.
That's it! How easy is that?
SIT PRETTY & GET PRETTY
Win a photo session with photographer and blogger Scott Branch of Ipanemic.com in a local location of your choice (no studio). Scott will give you three of the best shots, non-watermarked, so if you've been looking to refresh your avatar or need a good publicity photo, here's your chance. Or maybe you want a tasteful sexy photo for your ball and chain; whatever -- it's up to you! I recommend you go for a natural, outdoors portrait but you can work out the details with Scott.
But what's a good photo if you're not sporting your best look? If you win the grand prize, you'll also benefit from fabulous hair and makeup services from D and L Hair Studio in South Miami. This isn't just a wash and blow! D and L will take care of you up to $300. Laila, the owner, is really good at figuring out what coloring and cut works best for you. Get to know her. She's an entrepreneur I highly admire and that's why I'm proud to have her as a sponsor of this blog. Plus her team is awesome and she has wi-fi and wine at the hair studio!
OTHER NOT TOO SHABBY PRIZES
SLIP INTO SOMETHING SEXY
Lincoln Road's sexiest new store in South Beach is offering you a $250 gift certificate to buy pretty underthings for your bod. Visit Journelle online to see what they got ... this is dreamy lingerie, ladies!
Win a case of wine from Wine Sisterhood, a California-based wine company made for women by women! I had a chance to meet these fine ladies at Blogalicious this weekend and I also go to try the wine. You'll get to pick from the collection so you can try them all. I recommend the delicious and refreshing Middle Sister Sweet and Sassy Moscato or Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio (my favorite). This gift is valued up to $150.
AGING IS SO YESTERDAY
Win a Women's Health Gift Basket from Life Extension, a $275 value with vitamins, supplements and other goodies to keep that spring in your step and a healthy glow, as well as one-year membership to Life Extension! Gifts courtesy of the fabulous and gorgeous Tonya Scholz of kNOw-AGING and Social Chats, a woman who teaches us that real beauty comes from within and is never fake!
A FACE EVERYBODY CAN LOVE
Does that mug need a little tune up? Win a microdermabrasion or chemical peel valued at $125 from BodyCare Center for Advanced Rejuvenation in Fort Lauderdale. Or opt for 15% off any liposculpture or smart lipo.
SUCK IT UP - IN A GOOD WAY
If surgical intervention is not for you, then maybe you'll opt for a chance to wine a Body Magic System from Ardyss valued at $170! They say you can drop 3 sizes in 10 minutes by wearing this medical grade reshaping undergarment. That's just a fancy way of saying that it flattens a muffin top and promotes correct posture, which is a huge plus! I'm all about the good posture; it's the best fashion accessory. This gift comes courtesy of Alma Herrera.
BEEFCAKE FEAST FOR THE EYES
I will personally part ways with my signed copy of the South Florida Firefighters Calendar. Yes, that's how much I love you. And it's a little worn -- I carry it in my laptop bag, no joke. A $17 prize but the social and trivia value is priceless! And besides, every time you sigh, moan and groan looking at the guys I know you'll be thanking of Sex and the Beach.
Now what are you waiting for? Start commenting now!
RULES AND LEGAL STUFF
Please submit all comments by Saturday, October 16 no later than 10 PM. One comment per person, please. Make sure your name is recognizable so that I'll be able to reach you. If you have a public Twitter handle and don't mind sharing, please include that in your comment. You don't have to be present at the party to win, but I do encourage you to attend! How else will you be able to try the exclusive $5 Punanitini cocktails?
You must be 21 or older to participate. I will help you coordinate with prize companies but I'm not responsible if anything happens to you as a result of winning. Also, you should probably live in South Florida because all the prize stuff, except the wine, is local. But if you visit here regularly or plan on coming here soon, that's cool too.
Special thanks to all who are sponsoring prizes!