Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get in the Spirit!

If you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, Spirithoods is a great option. Although these faux-fur hoods aren’t exactly made for Halloween, they can easily be worn in a creative, animalistic way.

Simply dress in all black, draw on a few whiskers a cute nose, and voila – you’re a fun and fashionable feline! If you aren’t feeling feline-friendly, you can choose from a variety of creatures including a wooly wolf or a panda with panache. Plus, once the winter comes you can continue to wear these super stylish hoods to stay warm!

Available at for $129

Are you dressing up this Halloween? If so, what are you going as this year?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

California Love

Back when I was pregnant, my skin looked as if it had been in a nasty war between good and evil. In order to combat the unsightly blemishes, I needed something that wouldn’t further the irritation, but soothe my sensitive skin. A friend recommended that I try California Baby — I did and I’ve been hooked ever since.

This organic line of bath and body products is gentle enough for babies’ skin, but also works well on skin types for the whole household. During those hormonal months, it’s important to steer clear of products with potentially harmful ingredients, which makes California Baby’s all-natural, eco-friendly products a smart choice for expectant moms.

For your chance to win a super cute tote and 3 travel size California Baby products, please click here!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

BGG Launches Modern Mommy!

Remember a few months ago when I announced that I was given my own blog (Trend Blend) on Well, now it's a new and improved mix of mom, baby, beauty, and fashion blog called, Modern Mommy!

This week I'm giving away a Chicco Keyfit Strada booster seat (a $129 value). Click here for your chance to win. Be sure to check it out and spread the word. Thanks again for all of your continued support!



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fresh Fall Fragrances

Finding the perfect fragrance this fall will be easy with this roundup. With autumn-aromas in the air, it's time to ditch your sweet-smelling, summer scents for more subdued, earthy, fall fragrances.

From Queen Latifah's 'Queen of Hearts,' to Jordin Sparks' 'Because of You,' the search for your signature scent of the season is over.

Check out these "scent-sational" celebrity-endorsed perfumes:
Queen Latifah's 'Queen of Hearts,' reigns supreme with top notes of bergamot, cinnamon, plum, and dewy greens making it a must-have for fall. Available at for $59

'S by Shakira,' is a super feminine fragrance with hints of florals mixed with woods creating an aromatic delight.

Fergie's 'Outspoken,' is a fragrant floral mix of tuberose, jasmine, and passionflower. Available at for $32.90

Jennifer Lopez's 'Love & Glamour,' is a beautiful combination of fruits and musk with notes of sandalwood and guava. Available at for $49.

Jordin Sparks 'Because of You,' has a somewhat citrusy scent with top notes of orange blossom, clementine, and white imperial currant. Available at for $9.95

What's your favorite fragrance for fall?

**Two lucky readers will win a bottle of Queen Latifah's 'Queen of Hearts,' a value of $59. SImply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced later this week. Also, the winner of the poetry book is Jennifer. Congrats and please send me your mailing address!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poetry for the Soul

I come from a family of poets, however, the poetic "gene" skipped me. Luckily, I can enjoy some of the greatest poems with Sourcebook's new title, "The 100 Best African-American Poems," selected by renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.

A collection of African-American works from classic poets like Richard Wright to contemporary artists like hip-hop legend Tupac Shukar - this book is bound to take you on a phenomenal poetic journey. Plus, it includes an audio CD featuring poems read by the poets themselves such as the glorious Gwendolyn Brooks, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more! If you're a poetry fan or know someone who is, this book is a definite must-have.

Available at bookstores nationwide for $22.99 next month.

Are you a fan of poetry? Are you a poet yourself? Tell me and one lucky reader will win this book. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced next week.

**Btw, the winner of the Fresh Plum Lip Tint is Catherine A. Congratulations and please send me your mailing address.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just Ripe Lips

Even though Christmas is still a couple of months away, it's not too early to have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head - Fresh's Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment that is.

This super decadent sugar-formulated balm is a tinted treat for your lips. The buildable plum hue leaves lips soft and moisturized making them just ripe. If weather-protected, supple lips is what you want, Sugar Plum is a sure bet for fall.

Fresh's Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment is available at for $22.50

Have you ever tried this product? Are you a fan of Fresh lip treatments? I loved it so much that I picked up an extra tube for a lucky reader. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced later this week.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mini BGG Break

Hey BGG Readers,

I'm taking a mini-break, but will be back next week with more beauty, fashion, giveaways and more next week! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a new pic of Ava! It's actually about a month old, but I haven't been snapping away as much as I should be. If only there were more hours in the day (lol). Enjoy the rest of your week!