**First, let me say that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Ike. K-Bear, I hope that you are back on your feet soon. :-)
I can't believe it's been one whole year since I launched Brown Girl Gumbo. It all started last September with me wanting to share my love of writing about fashion, beauty and entertainment with like-minded women via the internet. I had no idea who, if anyone, would find my site and read it. Slowly, but surely I began to find an audience who has been loyal, kind and SUPER supportive. I know it sounds corny, but I really couldn't have done it without you!! I appreciate every single one of you who reads and enjoys BGG. I especially want to thank those readers who leave comments because it lets me know that there are people out there who are reading, but I love the ones who don't comment too! :-)
In celebration of my 1-year anniversary, I want to give one lucky reader a gift bag filled with goodies worth over $300. Starting today (September 15th), all you have to do is leave a comment everyday until September 21st. I will take all of your names and put them in a hat and draw one lucky reader at random on September 22nd. This contest is only eligible for readers living within the United States. The winner will be announced on September 22nd (my actual anniversary). The prize will be delivered within 2 weeks of the announcement.
Have you ever won anything from a contest?
Here are some goodies that will be included:
Barack the Vote 3/4 t-shirt retails for $25 at www.barackawear.com
Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue Hold Styling Cream retails for $38 at www.missjessies.com
Neutrogena Moistureshine Lipsheers Lipstick retails for $9 at drugstores nationwide
Dr. Miracle's Oil Sheen retails for $8.99 at drugstores nationwide
A Design Brush Set retails for $63 at www.adesignbrushes.com
Tools Science Nano Silver Digital Styling Iron retails for $89 at www.sallysbeauty.com
Smashbox Bionic Mascara retails for $19 at www.nordstrom.com
Bliss Hot Salt Scrub retails for $36 at www.blissworld.com
Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Duo in Iced Coffee retails for $7.64 at drugstores nationwide
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser retails for $7.99 at drugstores nationwide
Susan Posnick Colorflo Mineral Foundation retails for $64 at www.susanposnick.com