Anniversary Giveaway Winners

I’m so nervous yet excited to announce the winners of these two fabulous prices. The winners were chosen randomly by a close friend of the blog’s. There will be another giveaway coming up this week for frequent readers, supporters and comments so please don’t feel disappointed if you did not win this round. I know there’s much anticipation so without further ado here are the two winners…
NINA LACSON
&
ANITA DARLING UBHI

Send an email to thechicnotebook@gmail.com with your giveaway choice, full name, address and twitter to claim your prize.
Remember there’s one in each giveaway so please send in your emails ASAP with your choice. There will be another drawing if emails aren’t in before Monday November 29th 7pm Eastern.
Thank you everyone for participating, reading, commenting and all the anniversary greetings. Look out for the next giveaway really soon.
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2010 American Music Awards Red Carpet Fashion

Like many of you I can’t seem to miss an award show unless I really have to. So I was one the seen (well…not literally) tweeting about my favorite performances with my twitter pals and I must say as usual no matter how boring or exciting an award show is, this is alot of fun. Here are some of my best looks, although I may be missing many.
The “Only Girl In The World” Rihanna and Natasha Bedingfield “Pocket Full Of Sunshine” walked the red carpet at the 2010 American Music Awards both rocking lace frocks. One thing for sure, Rihanna is  
owning the red hair. Love the curls and her performance is something we can discuss lol
Any thoughts on Natasha Bedingfield’s dress?
Taylor Swift wowed everyone with her new look. Not only did she change up her hair, which is usually tight curly locks; Taylor took a different route from her normal flirty dresses and bold lips to a more sophisticated grown up look. Snagging an AMA and performing one of my favorite songs off her album Speak Now “Back to December”, Taylor Swift proves herself yet again.
Jessica Alba, the fashionably and incomparable Willow Smith and Songstress Fergie were all part of the show. For those who havent seen the show, Willow introduced Justin Beiber and Jessica Alba presented Taylor Swift with her award. Fergie however performed with her band mates from the Black Eyed Peas. 
Jessica Alba gave us a mininal look, a simple black one shoulder dress with gold accessories and a sleek ponytail. We may call Willow Smith the younger version of Rihanna but we know one thing for sure, she always gets it right, and even if you may not agree she portrays herself with confiedence with everything she wears. Fergie however gave us a sequined frock with sculpted hips and much detailing. Discuss your favorite part of the show below…


The Chic Notebook’s Anniversary Giveaways

When I first created this forum, it was merely an avenue to reflect my thoughts exclusively for friends and family. Over the past few months this alley has permitted me so many opportunities and surprises and I’ve met so many great people. Today I’m happy to extend a hand of celebration to my readers and visitors. It’s The Chic Notebook’s second year anniversary and I’ve promised my twitter followers a giveaway so lets get right into it!

Two or more but shhhhhh! lucky readers will get the chance to win either this fabulous set of glosses from Mascara Traveler Set from Estee Lauder  or a Benefit Cosmetics kit . This is the first of a series of giveaways! All you have to do is leave a comment under this post!




***Contest ENDS Wednesday November 24th 2010 at 8pm Eastern***
The winner will be announced shortly after via email!


Home Decor: Sheep Skin Rug

photo via Ikea
There’s nothing more comforting than the perfect clean space with excellent decor. The lighting, colors, space and equipment plays an important role. As much as I love fashion and studying designers and touching and feeling garments thats probably worth almost the price of my belongings, home decor is as essential as a fully fledged trendy ensemble. I cannot function or produce anything in cluster and the size of a space does not determine how clustered a space really is. The Chic Notebook  think its fair to bring you a few pieces that will add character to your space. Be excited for a few of our most stylist yet affordable additions…
Sheep Skin Rugs
This cozy fluffed piece is perfect for both living room and bedroom floors. I love this piece and can see it on my floors and for $39.99 it’s totally worth it. PETA supporters don’t miss out on this fun piece, you can shop around for faux rugs as well.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the first home decor pick! Shop for this IKEA Sheep Skin Rug HERE…  

Chic Obsession: Red Bags

While feeding into my wildly obsessive street style hunt for daily inspirations I stumbled on the blog Style Sighting  and immediately fell in love. While browsing one thing caught my attention. Fashion is much more than mixing and matching outfits. Its sometimes the little most simplistic things that count. So maneuvering this battered cursor through the photos on this site I came across a recurring trend with bold bags. Not that it’s new, but in some ways we need to be mindful that no matter how minimal an outfit maybe a funky shoe or bold colored handbag (for instance these red bags) can add character to the look.
So with that being said we’ve scouted a few choices for you from ASOS.COM  
photos via Style Sightings and Asos.

Holiday Beauty Inspiration: Metallic Lips

The holidays are slowly approaching I am trying to find as much style and beauty inspiration for the season as I possibly can. I’m sure readers are doing the same for the upcoming holiday parties, Scorpio/Sagittarius or Capricorn birthdays, a night out on the town with Santa and his elves( or maybe just your girlfriends), dinner, shows e.t.c. Its one of the most wonderful times of the year therefore we’re required to have the most fabulous holiday style and makeup ideas. The Chic Notebook  will be giving you readers much inspiration for the approaching holiday season. 
Its rare to find lipsticks with a naturally vintage look and feel to it. So when I saw this model from Rodarte’s Spring 2010 collection on TeenVogue my thoughts were that it is probably less wearable but with the perfect pigment, pout, hair and makeup as well as the head to toe ensemble it can totally work. 

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Here are some beauty products you should consider…

Aveda Hair Control Spray
MAC’s Lip Erase
MAC’s Golden Lemon Pigment
The good folks at TeenVogue.com  explains the look for RODARTE Spring 2011.

Rihanna Wears Marchesa Spring 2011 Gown to EMA’s

Rihanna made one stop out of many in Europe this weekend and this time she was spotted on the red carpet at the EMA’s before a live performance. Rihanna is known for giving us some great red carpet looks so this one followed suite. I’m entirely in love with Marchesa and the Spring 2011 collection was absolutely genius. This Marchesa gown with ruched/floral detailing and a gorgeous soft hue goes excellent with her flamboyant red hair.  Kudos to Ri’s team for a well executed red carpet look.
What do you think?