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Zuca Mini Travel Case Giveaway {ends 8/12}

ZUCA Mini Travel Case Giveaway Image 
Welcome to the ZUCA Mini Giveaway Ends 8/12 at midnight CST
Sponsored: by ZUCA

Lauren Paints | a beautiful life is excited to be partnering up with several other great blogs to bring you this fun giveaway.  If you like you may head over and read Amy's review of the ZUCA Mini and see what all they have to offer a traveling toddler.   

After having my niece visit, I learned just how much it takes to travel with a little one - these cute little mini suitcases are the perfect solution for the little extras your little one's require. Plus, they are adorable and perfect for a little one to "help" you with.

*Giveaway ends August 12th at 11:59pm CT. Open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Chances of winning depends solely on amount of total entries. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions are at the discretion of this writer and may not be the same as your own. This contest is in no way associated with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media network. This disclosure is done in accordance with the FTC 10 FCR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions, comments, or to have your product featured on Holyjeans N’ My Favorite Things, email Amy at pnppowell09@gmail.com.

#RetroEyeWorks has the hipster look you want! {Retro Eye Works glasses review}

I was recently presented with the opportunity to work with #RetroEyeWorks, such a fun company with a great selection of unique and stylish glasses! I like to think of them as hipster glasses, I know some may dislike this label but I think it's cool to be "hip" so "sorry-boutcha" if you don't like the therm. Although my glasses aren't prescription yet these decorative frames are so much fun and I'll be looking into replacing my current frames with a set of these - Plus at the prices of $99 for THREE pairs - you literally can't beat it! If you aren't sure about the frames, you can also try three for FREE!

Retro Eyeworks is here to revolutionize the way you think about glasses. With over 25 years in the eyeware industry, they offer high quality eco-friendly frames for affordable prices - this little gal's perfect description of an eyeware company! They believe people should think of glasses as an accessory, being sure they match with their outfit, matching the frames to their mood. Fashionista's delight - you can change your glasses just as often as you change out your wardrobe!

I tried out the Beverly Black, Hollywood Black, and Westwood Blue... I'm pleased with all of the frames. Although I'm wishing I would have gotten a red or purple pair instead of the blue, they are super similar to the Hollywood Black - both pairs are awesome, just wish I had provided myself with more variety. The frames are funky and fun, perfect for the trendy girl or the fashionable gentleman.I actually had family in town the day I received these and although we had a few giggles, it was fun to get to see the frames on different faces - some are definitely made for fuller faces, some for smaller. I highly recommend the Beverly Black cat eye pair if you have small feminine features, they looked so cute on my sister-in-law. The Hollywood Black are very "Clark Kent"-esque but fun and look good on a fuller face like mine. The Westwood Blue is very similar in shape to the Hollywood Black but I think are slightly more feminine than their counterpart.

You can check out all of the frames they offer and get some of your own here!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Beachin' Event - Ultimate Beach Accessories Prize Pack Giveaway {ends 8/11}

Summer Is HERE,
which means it's time for The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800! 

As you all know, I'm a totally beach bum, hence my instagram name - @sunkissed_sweetheart (shameless plug). I'm obsessed with spending time on the beach but we all know extra accessories and toys are always fun a the beach... Luckily I've teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers to provide you with all kinds of goodies. Which item do you want to win the most?

The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
beachin collage
Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49
So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! 
Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
Disclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.


Floathletika Yoga Mat Review & #EverybodyYOGA Challenge coming in September

I'm so excited to announce I'll be hosting 
The #EverybodyYOGA Challenge in September!

#EverybodyYOGAchallenge hosted by Lauren Paints

What exactly is 
The #everybodyYOGA Challenge?

This Yoga challenge will be different than any other you may have seen in the past - it's going to be for every body type! I believe Yoga should be fun and feel good, that's what it's really all about! So this challenge is about having fun and feeling good as well! Although some of the poses will be more advanced, this isn't necessarily about perfecting your form - it's about trying something new or just having fun in positions you are familiar with for those that practice Yoga regularly... For those of you that are brand new to Yoga I'll be offering less complicated options so that you can eventually build into the more complicated poses. I'm not a yoga teacher, so I'm not saying my form is perfect either... I'm just a yoga student that is passionate enough about yoga to make it into a fun challenge for everyone! I'm excited about the challenge and hope everyone else is too!

How can you participate and enter to win some goodies?

I'll be posting a challenge guide on August 31st to present you with your poses for the entire month of September. I'll also be recording videos and taking pictures and sharing them with you daily - I would love for you all to share your photos/videos too, share them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook,  or Pinterest - if you use the hashtag #everybodyYOGA AND add & address me by my username on any social media platforms you will be entered to win!

You can add me here to get a head start:
Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Facebook Pinterest 

Don't forget to leave a comment below, 
or on any of my above profiles, 
to let me know you are in!

I'll be posting more details in the upcoming weeks but during the challenge I'll be rocking some awesome yoga wear and guess what?! You'll have the chance to win some cute Yoga wear too! I'm also in negotiations with several other companies for some other amazing prizes, including cash & a FloAthletika PREMIUM Yoga Mat!

Would you want to win a mat in my #EverybodyYOGA challenge?
Tweet @Floathletika and let them know!

Which leads me to my review of FloAthletika's PREMIUM Yoga Mat!

Eagle Pose for #EverybodyYOGAchallenge hosted by Lauren Paints

This FloAthletika Premium Yoga Mat is designed with Yoga lovers in mind. It is super cushy and thick, while offering just the right amount of support. It comes in a gorgeous deep blue shade with a pretty light blue underside.

FloAthletika Yoga Mat for #EverybodyYOGAchallenge hosted by Lauren Paints
TPE Yoga Mats are non-toxic and contain no PVC, which makes them ompletely biodegradable and extremely durable! The perfect combination for a yoga mat! They repel moisture, block bacteria, and stay fresh, unlike PVC Foam mats, which you have to dispose of after just a few months. If your current yoga mat is made from PVC, it DOES need to be replaced - think of all the sweat, bacteria, and toxins that are absorbed into the mat -- thank god for this mat that endures it all and still feels (and is) completely fresh! Unlike other big companies, Fl√∂Athletika was founded by fitness and Yoga enthusiasts who could not find a mat good enough for them. They all worked together to create a mat that all yogis love, while also providing a 100% guarantee on all of their products because they understand how important a reliable accessories are to your practice. 
 Corpse Pose for #EverybodyYOGAchallenge hosted by Lauren Paints
One surprising thing I love about the mat is that it is double sided. Each side features a different, specially designed texture to help beginners and experts during extra tough practices.  These mats are completely reversible, extremely light weight (at just over 2 lbs) and convenient for yoga on the go - which is totally my style! Perfect for all yogis and all levels of practice, I love using it while practicing headstands/handstand.  It is also the best option for your everyday workout, I sometimes use it while doing insanity just so I have extra traction. I must say this mat is MUCH better than the other one's I have purchased in the past. So thankful I was given the opportunity to review such a great item and I can't wait to give you the chance to win one in September!

Child's Pose #EverybodyYOGAchallenge hosted by Lauren Paints
Can't wait to win one of these fantastic mats in my 
#EverybodyYOGA Challenge in September? 

You can buy one here:

Disclaimer: Affiliated links are listed above. Also, I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe my readers will enjoy!


#WordlessWednesday - Double Dose

I had family in town yet again last week, so I skipped #WW.
{july in florida - what can I say?} :) 

Here's a double dose for you:

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Happy Wednesday, ladies & gents! :)


Veev VitaFrute Review & Paypal Giveaway! {ends 7/31}

Summer Heat Giveaway Hop - Veev VitaFrute & $25 Paypal Giveaway
Welcome to the
Summer Heat Giveaway Hop

From July 21-21, 2014,
you can visit all the blogs on the linky list below
and enter to win all their prizes!
Good luck!
 Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com

Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com

Have you heard of Veev?
VEEV is what Vodka should be -
handcrafted, all natural, acai - all with an amazing taste 

The name VEEV is derived from the word for “life”. In Latin it’s “vita”, “viva” in Spanish and “vivre” (pronounced veev!) in French.  Intended to uplift and inspire, VEEV represents their philosophy to live consciously and to always have fun.

Veev was created as a better version of vodka, made to meet the consumer's desire for a better beverage. Veev's distillery is the only distillery in America to get its power through renewable wind energy and their 4 colum distillation process uses 200% less energy than a traditional pot still. So get this, you are drinking an eco-friendly drink - I had no idea I could have a sustainable drink until I heard about Veev!
Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com
With all the greatness Veev has to offer, I'm a pretty big fan
but I'm really obsessed with Veev VitaFrute this summer.
The first line of organic and all-natural ready-to-drink cocktails.
You literally just shake, pour over ice and enjoy!

These no-fail deliciously made cocktails are obviously made with VEEV, sustainable, handcrafted, all natural, and all with an amazing taste. The best ready-to-drink cocktails on the market in every aspect. Plus they have a flavor to meet every craving. With four delicious flavors including:
coconut colada, margarita, lemonade, cosmopolitan. I've decided I'll be trying them all this summer.
Which one do you want to try?

Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com
I went ahead and decided to be sophisticated {like the girls on Sex & The City. LOL} and tried the cosmopolitan flavor while trying to relax this weekend and I'm more than impressed. The flavor is phenomenal and the fact that it {as well as all of the other flavors} are made with premium and all-natural organic ingredients make this stuff my favorite thing to sip on this season!

Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com
{image found on VEEV VitaFruite Pinterest}

I'm dying to try the brand new coconut coloda flavor - 
 I hear it has a delicious coconut kick, which sounds perfect to me!  Plus it's made with coconut water, one of my favorite things to drink because of it's ability to fully rehydrate me. Drinking while getting your electrolytes, this sounds like it could be a good way to drink and avoid a pesky hangover!

Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com
 You may be thinking these sound similar to wine coolers, while the taste is enjoyable enough it could be compared to those delicious beverages, Veev VitaFrute packs a little more punch - heh, I guess I should say alcohol. It's strong enough to give you a buzz at 15% alcohol {or 30 proof}, but it's just the right strength - you can enjoy a couple of beverages and still be drinking responsibly without getting that dreaded high sugar content that nearly every other similar drink would pack.
Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com
Veev VitaFrute is the answer to enjoying a healthy, light beverage while relaxing this summer. Coming in at just 125 calories, it's a great option for those of us trying to stay trim. Although, the added sugar on my glasses make it a little higher in calorie, so you can skip that step if you are watching your waistline... but I highly recommend a fruit garnish - fun & nutritious drinking - uhhhm, yes please!

I spiced up my cosmopolitan with a sugar rim and a strawberry garnish,
easy-shmeezy and oh-so-pretty!

Fighting the summer heat with an organic, low calorie cocktail is this girls idea of pure happiness!
What makes you purely happy? Maybe saving some money WHILE drinking?

Good thing I have a coupon for $5 off your bottle 
of VEEV VitaFrute,
check that out here!
{Just a heads up, you only have 5 minutes to print - so be ready to print when you click the link!}

Veev VitaFrute Coupon, Review & Giveaway on LaurenPaints.com

Wondering where you can find Veev VitaFrute?
 Major grocery store chains such as Walmart, CVS, Meijers, Krogers, etc.
Click here to find a store near you that carries this deliciousness!

 To ensure at least one of you get the pleasure of enjoying this delicious beverage,
I'll be giving away a $25 paypal gift card.
Since Veev has a MSRP at around $12, plus I'm giving you a $5 off coupon -
that means you can buy 3 bottles and some fruit to garnish it with!
It's time to party organically!

Be sure to connect with Veev VitaFrute on:
Pinterest     |     Facebook    |     Instagram     |     Twitter

Please use the giveaway tools form below to enter to win:

Plus, VEEV is running a contest of their own. Are you addicted to Pinterest? Are you the hostess with the mostest? Be sure to pin your favorite party tip for a chance to win the Ultimate Summer Party! The Grand Prize Winner will win all the fixings for The Ultimate Summer Party {a stylist, invites, decorations, cocktails, bar ware, catering, etc}, while 10 runners up will receive the ultimate hostess cocktail kit - which includes a gorgeous cocktail cart, mason jars, and more. You can find out more about how to enter here:

Also, be sure to enter all the other great giveaways below:

Disclaimer: There are affiliate links included in the post above, I also received one or more of the products mentioned above to facilitate my review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.This contest will run through July 31st at 11:59 pm EST. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other company mentioned above. You understand that you are providing your information to Lauren Paints | a beautiful life and not to Facebook, I will not use your information other than to e-mail you a winning notification if you are the chosen winner. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form above. Void Where Prohibited. Please note that Lauren Paints | a beautiful life and all other bloggers participating are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.