My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced here. Thank you everyone who entered!**

I’m sure many of us in the States are getting ready for a few days of thanks aka pigging out on turkey, stuffing, sweet potaters and more. My Chinese mom usually substitutes tasty duck for turkey, but I found out she has ambitiously purchased a big bird this y to attempt a traditional Thanksgiving. Darn! I like my Asian duck.

Anyways, I wanted to do a giveaway this week as a tiny way to show my gratitude to all of you for reading and supporting this blog. When I started blogging a little over a year ago, inspired by Alterations Needed, never did I imagine the petite online community would blossom to where it is now (there were ~3 of us back then!). And I sure did not think I would end up making so many friends who share honest opinions, sweet comments, and useful recommendations. So thank you all very much.

Over this year I’ve been collecting duplicates of some things that I’ve tried & liked, to share with a lucky reader. I’m not affiliated with any of the below brands; everything was purchased by me. The prize package includes:
1. Rock & Republic pressed blush in Tease (a mauve-pink; my absolutely fave shade)
2. Shu Uemura eylash curler
3. J.Crew “olive moss” leather skinny belt in your choice of S or M (and I can punch extra holes for you)
4. J.Crew flower hair elastic (I have this in black and made it into a pin)
5. Revlon polish in “Vixen” (love, love this color) and 6. Revlon “No Chip” topcoat
7. N.Y.C. liquid eye liner in black and 8. a pair of ELF falsies

– Open internationally to public followers of
– Ends midnight EST on December 12, 2010 and a winner will be drawn at random
– Winner will have 72 hours to claim her prize after announcement

How to enter:
1. (Mandatory) Fill out the short form below. Next, leave ONE comment on this post using your follower account, sharing one of your favorite things (be it a beauty product, an article of clothing, a gadget, etc).

2. (Optional) For +1 extra entry, post the button below on your blog or sidebar to spread the love. Unfortunately, blogs or pages made for giveaways will not count as an extra entry.

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  1. How sweet and generous of you!!! I would love to win these goodies, you just have the best taste. I love my loreal telescopic mascara…it works wonders on my sparse lashes!! I'll definitely spread the word about this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  2. I love my patent and suede bow pumps from Banana!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  3. I am loving the Sephora by OPI nailpolish in Under My Trench Coat <3

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  4. Michelle wrote:

    Great/thoughtful giveaway Jean! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Since it is that time of night when I wind down and wash my face, my favorite thing at this time is my Clarisonic mini. I use it with an antioxidant facewash…feels so nice!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  5. alcupcake wrote:

    my favorite beauty product is the jill stuart blush blossom, it smells soooo good!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  6. Sophie wrote:

    My favorite lip balm is Kiehl's Lip Balm #1, this is the best lip balm I've tried. It also has SPF 4, another bonus!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  7. Bee wrote:

    My favorite thing for the winter are scarves! Any soft or knit texture, various colors, and preferably long. I like to wrap them around into a circle style, and it adds a bit of flair to the few winter coats I have. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Best of luck to all, and hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) next week!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  8. My favorite product atm is the EOS balm. I own summer fruit & lemon & OMG my lips always feel amazing during and after I apply it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  9. Cathster wrote:

    My favorite beauty item is the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer. It stays on all day and night! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  10. Kat wrote:

    Hmmm okay, my most practical and most absolute favorite is VASELINE. it works wonders on my lips. and the aloe vera variety is particularly addicting!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  11. Victoria wrote:

    My favorite products of the moment are scarves, thick socks, and beanies with the little braided tail things (I have no idea what to call them). Plus R&R; Call Me blush ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  12. Andrea wrote:

    My favorite things (especially for winter) are scarves! Scarves can dress up a drab outfit anytime and keep me warm as well ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  13. Wendy wrote:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite product would have to be the ICE CREAM from Cold Stone Creamery. They have a divine "Santa's Reward" flavour right now – Candy cane ice cream, whipped cream and oreos.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  14. This is an amazing and very generous giveaway, Jean! You're so good to your readers and I'm so blessed to have found your resourceful blog. Hmmm… one of my current favourite things right now is a "boyfriend ('s friend's) sweater": an oversized cashmere sweater I found in a bag of clothes that my boyfriend's friend was giving away. So random right?

    Thanks again Jean!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  15. Ada wrote:

    Hi Jean! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Hmm… my favourite product would be my Anastasia brow powder. I have really sparse brows, and this powder is so longlasting and that little tub lasts over a year! It is honestly amazing and I swear by it.
    I found your blog a few months ago and I'm hooked! Please continue to post, I love reading them ๐Ÿ™‚
    All the best,

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  16. Rena wrote:

    I've got to say that I love my false lashes. Without them, I feel naked since my eyes are so tiny! I would have to say that my favorite ones are the Ardell Wispies since they look so natural and flirty!


    <33 Rena

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  17. april linh wrote:

    My favorite item right now are Tom's wedges. you can find them here they are the most comfortable wedges I've ever own. Also when you buy a pair of these shoes they give a pair to a child who needs shoes.

    Thank you for hosting this give away, so many cute things!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  18. Andrea wrote:

    Great giveaway!
    My current favorite beauty item is sea salt spray by Bumble and Bumble.
    P.S You've mentioned that this is opened to International readers but I come all the way from Singapore so I'm not sure if I even qualify ๐Ÿ˜› Have a good week ahead! Cheers!


    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  19. Lora wrote:

    One of my favorite things that I use almost every day is my Clarins UV Plus sunscreen! I never thought I'd be able to find a sheer sunscreen that didn't smell to high heaven of chemicals but this stuff applies matte and smells great!

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  20. Theresa wrote:

    Hi Jean, great giveaway!

    My favorite item is the estee lauder cyber white sunscreen. It's the only one that feels the best on my skin out of all the sunscreens I tried. It's not sticky nor does it leave shine on your face like most sunscreens. It goes on matte and keeps my skin oil-free.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  21. Susalie wrote:

    My favorite thing is probably my pink LG Renoir cell phone. I use it to text, to brows blogs, to take tons of pictures, and to OCCASIONALLY make calls, hahah ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  22. My favorite item is my FCUK Brown boots that I have. It's comfortable to walk in and it goes with all my outfits!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  23. I love smashbox's photofinish primer- it feels like absolute satin on your skin.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  24. Anniekuro wrote:

    Wow. What a great giveaway! Hmm, so many great things to share… I really love my clairsonic Mia face brush, it leaves my skin so clean and really gets rid of those dead skin cells. Of course, I can't live without my urban decay primer potion, been using it for years and it really makes my eye shadow appear more pigmented. My friends and I actually prefer the shisedo eyelash curler over the Shu uemura. Lastly, loooove l'occitane hand cream, it's so rich and lasts the entire day thru multiple hand washings.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  25. Pauline wrote:

    ohh! I love [asian] ducks too! Is there a difference between Asian Ducks and regular ducks? O_O

    I love hanging out in the city with my friends after school – be it shopping in Soho or wandering the streets of not-so-nice-smelling Chinatown.

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I LOVE the color of that J.Crew belt!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  26. That is very generous of you to give away your favorite beauty products. My favorite beauty product is the Urban Decay mineral makeup powder. I just discovered this product recently and I love it. It gives me just the right amount of coverage but yet very natural looking. Thanks for the giveaway. These goodies would be a great addition to have for the upcoming holidays

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  27. Irene wrote:

    Hey Jean ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite beauty product is MAC fluidline in Blacktrack – I can't live without eyeliner (sadly) – though if I had one wish from the beauty fairy godmother it would be for naturally long, lush, curled, and full lashes (top & bottom)!

    I have never tried the NYC eyeliner before – I just am too much of a klutz with liquid liner, though maybe one day I will give it another go.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, everything looks so drool-worthy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  28. Thanks for the giveawayyy =]

    My all time favorite beauty product has been the CoverGirl's Lash blast in waterproof. I love it then and I still love it to this day.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  29. Kim wrote:

    My favorite item is clean and clear persa gel. It keeps my skin clear and never lets me down.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  30. jenbee wrote:

    My favorite article of clothing is my Jbrand black jeans. Can dress them up or down and they look and fit great.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  31. helen wrote:

    My favorite items are the
    red h&m; coat(the one you posted on your blog! thank you for that :D)
    and my shiseido lash curler!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  32. Itsher wrote:

    sorry i think i gave you the wrong user id. I put down lysolislisa, but apparently my userid is Itsher. Please don't disqualify me if you see a double entry. Please just delete the lysolislisa one.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  33. Itsher wrote:

    My favorite item is my jacket/coat. I'm a petite myself and I have a hard time finding the right fit for a jacket – especially pea coat styled ones. I stumbled upon a site called last year and found my coat and it actually fits! The bad thing about this coat is that the buttons fall off…=/ but other than that it's awesome! =)

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  34. Jordan wrote:

    I love the Ann Taylor Loft scuba pants – that I know about thanks to you! First pair of pants I've had fit well off the rack, it was like a dream come true.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  35. Kandice wrote:

    Hi Jean, lovely products.

    One of my favorite products is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70. It's good for the face since it's very light.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  36. Yvette wrote:

    Right now I'm loving a random 500yen coat I won on Japanese eBay. It's literally the ONLY coat I've ever owned that fits me in the shoulders.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  37. sharonlei wrote:

    Hi Jean!!! What a sweet giveaway. I'll be crossing my fingers for this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a lot of favorite things, but the one that I'd like to share would be my mascara. It's awesome and cheap and from the drugstore: Loreal Panoramic Curl Waterproof Mascara (in Noir). I love this stuff. I've tried so many different types of mascara (everything from Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, Mac, Benefit, Covergirl, Maybeline, Almay, Rimmel) and this is the best formula I found that works best on me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope they never discontinue it!! The price point can't be beat!

    Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***and of course I'm a follower!

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  38. My favorite product is the Rock and Republic Blush in Bedroom. I wear it almost everyday. =)

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  39. elleandish wrote:

    One of my favorite products: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Mauve Shimmer Ink! I wear it everyday and since its not a pure black it looks softer and not as harsh.

    Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway Jean ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  40. Elle wrote:

    Thanks for the super generous giveaway!

    My favorite thing at the moment is this pair of taupe ZiGiny pumps that I am wearing all the time. I feel like a million bucks in them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  41. Hello Jean!
    That is very generous of you to give away those wonderful goodies away. I bought that same Rock & Republic pressed blush in Tease when I read one of your beauty review about it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Gosh…the blush was a big size too.

    My fave skin product is Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion with SPF60.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  42. T wrote:

    i love my matte top coat from ELF. it saves me so much money because it doubles my nail polish collection ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  43. Ping wrote:

    my favorite thing is the shu uemura lash curler! i had it before, but have lost in somewhere. i'd love another one! this is so generous of you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  44. Callandra wrote:

    What a sweet idea! My favorite "can't live without" cosmetic is Lancome's Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer in Beige III (Neutral).

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  45. I love my Philosophy "Amazing Grace" perfume- it's light, fresh and wonderful.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  46. Lizzy wrote:

    one of my favorite things is a black blazer that i purchased from LOFT 2 seasons ago, and i've gotten so much wear out of it. its such a classic piece and something you can pair with everything from dress pants to jeans.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  47. Chawesome – Hi and welcome! I love frmheadtotoe (she introduced me to those awesome blushes). And how could I forget, seche vite (also a Jen-intro) is my new fave thing for nails too. I got the my Revlon one before discovering SV and now just use it as an extra coat over after SV does its magic : )

    Judyscribbler – I've heard so much praise for LM TM! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  48. Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚
    One of my favorite products is the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in the color "nude." It's lightweight and has an SPF of 15 so it's perfect for everyday use since I don't feel like it's clogging up my skin.

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  49. chawesome wrote:

    My favorite thing beauty product-wise would be my seche vite top coat. dries nails instantly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    also, would like to add that i've been a new follower for a couple weeks now. I found out about you through frmheadtotoe's website. I'm glad there are fashion bloggers out there made for the petite readers. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply
  50. Mindy wrote:

    I love my Rebel XTi! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 11.21.10 Reply

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