Red Hot Blendtec Giveaway

WELCOME TO
THE RED HOT BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY

Most of you have probably known me as an advocate for VitaMix, so why on earth would I be reviewing the Blendtec now?
Let me share a story with you about how this BLENDTEC giveaway came about. When I was on vacation in New York City last November 2012, my girlfirend and I were surfing TV channels and happened upon one that was talking about Vitamix and Blendtec. It explained how Vitamix had copied another company’s (Blendtec) mixing jar. That case was taken to court and the court agreed with Blendtec. Vitamix lost, and Blendtec from K-Tec, Inc. was awarded a multimillion dollar judgment. I almost had to pull my jaw up from the floor! My friend and I looked at each other, and I asked her, “how can I promote a company that stole another company’s design”? If you want the details, you can read more about this federal court ruling here. I will now be affiliating with Blendtec.

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Hosted by My Vegan Gluten-Free Life. I also want to thank my special Co-Hosts: Coupons with Q, Mom Blog Society, My Old Coke County Home, The Saturday Evening Pot, Stay a  Stay at Home Mom, Kids Cooking Activities, To Cook With Love, Bay Area Mommy,

Blendtec is offering their Blendtec Designer Series blender with a Wildside Jar and a Twister Jar as a Prize for this Red Hot Blendtec Giveaway! The winner can choose from a base that is Red, Black, White or Champagne and get a Wildside Jar and Twister Jar to use with the base unit. This Prize is valued over $500! Thank you Blendtec!

 You have got to watch this funny video from Blendtec: “Does It Blend?”

 


PICTURE OF THE BLENDTEC BLENDER I CHOSE FOR MY BLENDTEC REVIEW:

 

The Blendtec Designer came in one package with the Wildside Jar, Spatula, and 2 Cookbooks. The Twister Jar came separately. Both were packaged extremely well and nothing was dented or damaged.

I was really excited about the cookbook that came with the Blendtec. It is spiral bound and hard sided and someone that is really into eating healthy has put down some fabulous recipes! The recipes are labeled as to  whether they are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, RAW and low sodium
recipes as well as regular recipes that require wheat, meat and dairy. There are even recipes for exfoliating and skin care, plus recipes for your pet as well! The recipes also have nutritional and calorie counts. In addition there are recipes for making your own flour. You do NOT need a separate container to make flour like you do for the Vitamix. That is a huge plus in my book. And there are recipes for making your own nut milks. Speaking of nut milks…I decided to see how Blendtec compared with the Vitamix in making Almond Milk since I use alot of home-made almond milk.

 I was thrilled because the lid of the Blendtec is much easier to use than the lid on the VitaMix. Previously, I had to ask my husband to take the lid off the VitaMix because my arthritic hands could not unlock it. I was shocked at how powerful the Blendtec machine is in comparison. I do not soak the Almonds when I make Almond milk. I use them straight out of the bag. The Blendtec has pre-programmed cycles, so I pressed the cycle for the milk. This machine is fast and powerful! When the cycle ended and I poured the ingredients into the strainer I noticed the feel of the almond pulp was much finer than the other machine and the milk seemed to have more almond flavor.

My next comparison was to blend a quick gluten-free bread. I couldn’t believe how quickly this machine whizzed this mix together. I pulsed the Blendtec a couple times, scraped down the sides once and hit pulse again and it was done! The bread turned out fabulously and my husband loved the texture and flavor. I have to mention, again, how easy the lid is tohandle on these Blendtec containers. I also like the wider container size that has the same volume as the taller Vitamix container. The Blendtec WildSide container is easier for me to handle. The Blendtec also fits on the machine and under my cabinets where the other machine does not.

The Twister container is used for tackling thicker dough and comes with a small recipe booklet. There are recipes items that require high speeds or have heavy doughs such as Dairy-Free Ice Creams, pasta dough, pizza dough, nut butters and many other recipes. To test the Twitster Container I made the recipe for Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta but substituted gluten-free flour and I didn’t have spinach, so I substituted cilantro. It was a very thick dough but I used the special spatula, Spectacula, as it is called, which made it very easy to remove the ingredients and very easy to clean the container.

This dough was very easy to make with the Blendtec, and the noodles held up very well despite using gluten-free flour!

 My final thoughts on the Blendtec are that it is a more powerful machine than the Vitamix and you do not need a plunger to use with the Blendtec. I like the fact that I do not have to open the top of the lid to push down food when you use a Blendtec. It is very easy to use and I like the fact that Blendtec provides a separate container, the Twister Jar, to handle thicker projects. I also love the Blendtec lids. I can easily use them and remove them myself without any help. This fact makes it much easier for me to cook when I am at home alone. I also love the service that Blendtec has provided me in the short time I have known them. I am proud to be affiliated with Blendtec and I highly recommend them.

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February 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM EST

You must be 18 years or older to win.

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Romwe Leggings Giveaway

IMPORTANT UPDATE :  I’M WAITING FOR ROMWE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THE TWO WINNERS INDEED JOINED/CREATED AN ACCOUNT WITH THEM SINCE IT’S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE MECHANICS! EXCITED?  COME BACK WITHIN A FEW DAYS !

ROMWE LEGGINGS

When I first saw this gorgeous leggings.  I immediately told myself that I need to have one of them.  These fab leggings are very in demand in these days and it was even featured in Elle Magazine and other leading blogs worldwide. No wonder, Romwe Fashion is now one of best Fashion shop online site in the net today.  They offer free international shipping with no minimum order and to sum it all, their products are indeed really nice and worth buying. You can check out my review about my recent find on their shop.  A black, lace anomalous dress that can hide my excess bulge.

Now, here’s the good news,  Romwe Fashion sponsored a giveaway for all my readers.  Two ladies are going to get hold of these leggings.  Just enter the Rafflecopter to learn more about this.

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On the comment section, Post your facebook name and  e-mail so i can contact you in case your the winner.    Two (2) winners will get a chance to win one of these leggings. ( valid for international)

Fitness, Fashion and Freebies is not responsible for shipping of this product. Prize will be shipped to the winner by Romwe. So, make sure you have created an account with them.  Contest end , January 30, 2013.  Winners will be determined via the rafflecopter.

Fashion : Clothes we Love from Clothing Loves

Whether you accept it or not, women just loves to look fashionable.  We so love clothes that we can’t help ourselves to check out the latest trends and what’s new.

The same thing goes with me,  whenever I see clothes and beautiful accessories, i could not help myself not to stare at it and wish that I can have one.  Before, I became a lipstick junkie, I often dream of wearing those beautiful Women’s Clothing that the model from the magazine are wearing.  Then, i will visualize myself wearing a beautiful Bridal Gowns.  Now, that i have grown up and had my own family, I still desire of having beautiful clothes that will fill our closet.

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Clothingloves.net is a shop that offers beautiful but affordable women’s clothing.  There collection is up to date and always goes by the trend of today. What makes them more interesting is their collection of different chic accessories that makes me smile while browsing them. This starfish shells exquisite pendant bracelet caught my attention;

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The site offers a no minimum purchase and a worldwide shipping  and you can even get a 15% discount upon signing up.  That’s a great discount to begin with. So, what are you waiting for?  Tell me what pieces do you like best?  Visit Clothing Loves today and fall in love with their fashionable items.

Fitness: Zumba your way to a fabulous Curves

I have been wanting to lose weight and remove that excess fats and this 2013, i vow to myself that I would never take my health and my body for granted.  If there is one New year resolution I have made, that is to make myself healthy and beautiful not just for myself but also for my family.

Last year was a hectic year for me but even though i’m too stress, my body becomes more bigger because of the unhealthy food choices and most of my time was spent sitting in front of my computer. Although, i get a chance to run and do some walking, I feel that’s not enough to lose weight. I wanted to enroll and try to lose weight in a nearby gym but when I went there, i have seen so many men that I felt awkward and could not stay for long.   I  have learned that one of the latest and fabulous way to become more sexier and get that perfect curves every woman desires.

Well, it’s  great news for all those wishing to have that beautiful curves, because Curves, a 30 minutes fitness center and the world’s No. 1 Fitness Franchise especially created for women is now in the Philippines.

They offer aerobic exercises for losing weight and strengthened our body while making it fit and more sexier.  Now, you can Zumba your way to a fabulous you. Check this detailed information about their healthy program;

CURVES, The World’s # 1 Fitness Franchise,

Now in the Philippines!

“No makeup, no men, and no mirrors.”

The unofficial motto of Curves may sound so simple, but since the first women-only gym was opened in Harlingen, Texas in 1992, it has grown by leaps and bounds.

Just look at the figures: 10,000 clubs in over 70 countries serving more than four million (4M) members. What took McDonald’s 25 years, and Subway 26 years to do — that is, open 7,000 locations — Curves did in just less than a decade.

One accolade after another came Curves’ way:

  • The fastest-growing franchise in history
  • The world’s largest fitness franchise
  • No. 1 fitness franchise
  • New York Times bestseller (Curves, Permanent Results without Permanent Dieting.)

Curves founders Gary and Diane Heavin who are committed veterans of the fitness and advertising industries, are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to over four million (4M) women the world over.

What is CURVES all about, and what does it stand for?

Curves is about fitness, health, and moving away from disease; gaining strength and losing weight; reaching your goals in a community of support and encouragement; and strengthening Women.

With its scientifically proven exercise and diet programs, Curves is the only “one-stop shop” where women can lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism for good.

The Heavins share a passion for and commitment to women’s health and fitness. Their innovative, 30-minute fitness concept – which works every major muscle group — combines strength training and sustains cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance.

Curves also has a revolutionary diet program that’s based in science and has been proven in numerous and ongoing university research studies to raise metabolism and end the need for perpetual dieting.

The club proved to be an overnight success, as it gave women a supportive and comfortable atmosphere in which to work out.

When their second club was also immediately successful, the Heavins  knew that they had tapped into a market that wasn’t being served by traditional gyms and that they could help millions of women worldwide.

However, they knew they couldn’t do it alone. They needed to find passionate people who were interested in helping the women in their communities and teach them how to run Curves.

They began making plans to franchise the business and the first independently owned and operated Curves opened in Paris, Texas, in 1995.

Curves caught on like wildfire and opened clubs at an astronomical rate, sometimes more than doubling its number of locations from year to year. This was all done by word of mouth until Curves launched its award-winning national advertising campaign in 2003.

With such unprecedented success, it made sense to branch out globally, and so the Heavins took their vision for an effective and affordable workout international.

And the good news is, CURVES, The World’s # 1 Fitness Franchise, is now in the Philippines! It is located at the 2/F of Serendra, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City (fronting Market! Market!) in Taguig, Metro Manila and is open from 7 a.m. till till 12:30 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.,and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 a.m. till 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. Many clubs now also offer new Curves® Circuit with Zumba Fitness®, the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba® with the proven strength training of Curves for a wildly effective workout. Curves® Circuit with Zumba Fitness® is at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m on Mondays to Wednesdays. For more information, please visit: www.curves.com.au.

For inquiries, call 828-02-08/ Globe: (0917) 8708870/ Smart: (0920)  9499851/ Sun: (0922) 8170353 or log on to www.curves.com.au.

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/curvesphilippines

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CurvesBGC

 

Zumba Fitness is now making waves not just here in our country but all over the world and I’m looking forward to try those moves to make myself more healthy and fit this 2013.

“Curves is a fitness facility specially designed for women featuring a 30-minute workout and weight management program that is fast, fun and safe. Curves works because it gives you a complete cardio and strength-training workout where you can burn up to 500 calories every time.
The circuit is made up of resistance machines that work every major muscle group, two muscles at a time.  And with a circuit coach to teach and motivate, you’re sure to reach your fitness goals in no time. Whether you want to lose weight and inches, gain energy or tone up, the Curves circuit will work for you.”

Now, here’s the best part, I was invited by Curves Circuit to try their Zumba Fitness, since I’m miles away from Manila (too bad) I could not make it.  But here’s the best part,  they allowed to make one of my readers to try this out.

curves circuit zumba fitness – image from buyanihan.com

So, what’s in store for you? 

  • One lucky reader will get a chance to have one month membership.  That means, you get a chance to achieve that curves and sexy body you have been wishing and wanting to have.
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2/F Serendra McKinley Parkway Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines

HOW TO JOIN?

Like us on Facebook – Fitness Fashion & Freebies 

Like Curves Circuit – Curves Philippines

Share this on facebook – Zumba your way to a Fabulous Curves via @curves philippines & @FitnessFashionandFreebies (tag three of your friends)  @friend1, @friend2, @friend3  (don’t forget to tag us)

Tweet this post – Click the tweet this button found on the beginning of this post.

On the comment section , tell us your healthy resolution for this year, include your facebook and twitter profile and your e-mail address.

This giveaway will run from January 9 – 23, 2013 .  One lucky participant would receive a one month membership at Curves Circuit Fitness Center.  Giveaway is open to all Philippine residents.

Disclosure:  This blog is not responsible for the shipment of gift certificate, nor was compensated. Facebook and Twitter is no way associated with this giveaway. You must be 18 years old to enter.  No purchase necessary. For more questions regarding this event,  feel free to contact me.

Roaster Giveaway

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Nesco 18 Qt Cookwell Roaster Giveaway

Hosted by

Pink Ninja Media, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, and Happy Home and Family

Awesome Co-Hosts

Reel Mama, Homeschooling Mom 4 Two, Simply Shawn & Jenn, Pink Ninja Blogger, Moms Vacation Spots, Green Grandma, Fitness Fashion and Freebies

One luck winner will receive a Nesco 18 Qt Porcelain Cookwell Roaster retail value is $79.99.

This fabulous 18Qt Roaster comes with porcelain coated removable Cookwell. One of the most versatile pieces of cookware you’ll find. You can use it as your primary oven or as your second oven on the porch, take it to the cabin, or have it handy for a family get together. You can also roast up to a 22 pound turkey, pot roast, pork roast, ham, chicken, or anything else your heart desires.

Features:

  • Circle of Heat construction – food is cooked from the side not the bottom. This helps product moist cooking results.
  • Removable cookwell with porcelain coating
  • Automatic Temperature Controls – hear settings from 200ºF-450ºF
  • Chrome steel rack, handles, and easy insertion
  • Recipe Guide
  • Holds up to a 22 pound turkey
  • 1425 Watt, 120 Volt

This giveaway will run from Jan. 10, at 12:01am EST until Feb 05 at 11:59pm EST. One lucky winner will receive a Nesco 18 Qt Porcelain Cookwell Roaster with an Ivory Body. Giveaway is open to US only, must be 18 years or older to enter. To enter use the Rafflcopter form below. Thanks and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize to winner, nor was I compensated for my part in this event. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are in now way associated with this giveaway. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Open to US only. No Purchase Necessary. For questions contact Pink Ninja Media at info@pinkninjamedia.com

New Year New You Giveaway

Stay a Stay at Home Mom is proud to present the New Year – New You Giveaway. It’s 2013! Time for a new start, and that’s just what the New Year – New You Giveaway is designed to give you; a new start.

It’s the beginning of the year and what better way to celebrate it by joining a nice giveaway such as this.  I have been wishing to receive a beautiful gift and this opportunity might be the one.  You can also join, just check out the details to learn more;

Have you thought about going into business for yourself? Have you thought about earning some extra money at home? Perhaps you are just not sure what it is that you should do. Never fear! This year, Stay a Stay at Home Mom is coordinating the $10,000 Money Making Mama Challenge. Each Wednesday, participants receive details on one way to make money at home, everything from becoming a direct sales consultant to opening a home daycare to getting a job as a virtual assistant. All designed to help participants find that one right thing to do for a goal of making their family an extra $10,000 a year. It’s free! Get started here:

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Follow the 10 Pinterest users below, to receive 10 free entries in the Resolutions Giveaway.

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Mom Powered Media welcomes you into 2013 with a New Year’s Resolution Event.

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions

  1. Lose Weight and/or Exercise Regularly
  2. Improved Work/Family Balance
  3. Stop Smoking – One of the hardest, most broken resolutions. Will you win this battle of wits?
  4. Organize Your Home/Life
  5. Get Out Of Debt and/or Save Money – Credit Karma provides truly free credit scores to consumers direct from the credit bureau and show how you can save money on your credit cards, loans, mortgage and more! Yes, there is even an app for that.
  6. Reduce Stress
  7. Travel – Road adventure in your future? Make sure you checkout the 8 Essential Family Travel Apps!
  8. Volunteer
  9. Learn Something New – Become the master of .01 auctions! Visit Penny Auctions Canada and use code “MPM5” for 5 free bids at sign up and “Chillout50” for 50 free bids with the purchase of a 50 pack.
  10. Increased Spiritual Awareness

One winner will receive iPad {or $500 via Paypal}!

Giveaway ends January 31th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. Winner’s outside of the US only qualify or the paypal option.

To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!1

Special thank you to our co-hosts: Rude Mom, Coupon Queen of Texas, Frugal Mom Eh!, Monica’s Rants, Raves & Reviews, Capri’s Coupons, Mommy Bear Media, Funny Postpartum Lady, The Frugal Batavian and Filipino Food Recipes.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Fitness Fashion and Freebies is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Mom Powered Media with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Super Romwe Leggings Flash Sale

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Here’s a special treat to all ladies out there.  A new year super Leggings sale from Romwe!  Check it out!

NEW ROMWE SUPER LEGGINGS FLASH SALE!
The lowest price ever! $14.99! Free shipping!
From 1/3/2013 – 1/5/2013, 3 days only!
Click the following link to buy!
http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/ROMWE_Super_Leggings_Flash_Sale/

FREE Blogger Opportunity Mobile Rewards $200 Giveaway

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Pink Ninja Media, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, and Happy Home and Family are inviting all your awesome bloggers to join us for another Free Blogger Opportunity!

Give your readers the chance to win $200 PayPal Cash! Increase you’re social media following, page views, and you’ll have an awesome giveaway for your readers!

Get a FREE Facebook Link, hurry over and take advantage of this FREE BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY!

Bloggers Wanted ~ Seeing Double! Keurig Vue 700 Event

Seeing Double! Keurig Vue 700 Event

Hosted by Mom To Bed by 8 and Donna’s Deals and More

Prizes: Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System + K-Cups

Event dates: 1/7 – 1/20 and 1/21 – 2/3

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

This is going to be a big event, so don’t forget to join!  Remember to mention Fitness, Fashion & Freebies as the one referred you!

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New Year – New blogger giveaway

Cheers to a new year ahead of us and to a new giveaway that can thrill you!  Open opportunities for bloggers,  join New Year – New Blogger giveaway and boost your facebook accounts.  Joining is free and don’t forget to mention, Fitness, Fashion, Freebies referred you! Open until jan. 2, so sign up now!

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BLOGGERS WANTED

Resolutions to a Better You! Event Announcement

Resolutions to a Better You! Event

Hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: $500 Cash

Event dates: 1/3 – 1/31

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED 

It will gonna be a major event, so don’t forget to join.  Get to boost your facebook fans.  Don’t forget to mention, Fitness , Fashion and Freebies the one who referred you!  Thanks 🙂

Romwe Year-end Christmas Treat

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Romwe Year-end Xmas Promotion

Everyone can get a Santa Claus’ Stocking with Mysterious Gift if your order over $60.

   This goes from from Dec 19th to 25th..

A great treat for all fashionista out there.  Here’s a chance to grab your favorite dress or accessories and give yourself a holiday treat you surely deserve.  And when you shop  with over $60 dollars at Romwe  between December 19-25, 2012. you get a stocking gift.  Indeed fabulous.  So, what are you waiting for?  Check Romwe Clothing today and get the final season sale before it goes out out stock.

Here are some of my faves;

romwe leopard red shirt

“Leopard” Red Shirt – $270.99

Multi Rivets Black Bag, romwe

Multi Rivets Black Bag

$108. 99 now at discounted price of $ 76.29

 

 

Free Movie Day at SM Cinema

The recent e-plus promotions of SM malls gives movie goers all jumping for joy as they enjoy a free movie day with their friends or love ones.  I guess, this is the first time ( if my memory serves me right) that SM cinema offers free movies to their valued consumers.  I guess, this is another way for SM to reach out to many people and tells them that watching a movie from the cinema house is still far better from your television sets or computer like I always does.

Just like the hundreds of people who rushes to their nearby SM Cinema, hubby and I decided to avail this free movie day and get to watch movie on the big screen afterall why would you pass this chance, since it was for free.

Who doesn’t love free things, free items or gadgets is something I always look forward too and even just a simple free items makes me smile and forget worries.

Here’s me wearing a very casual movie day look. Can you spot the things i got for free?

Very comfortable in shirts coming all the way from Batanes. ( Winnings from a fellow bloggers contest) Havaianas slippers ( winning from Avenue Square’s Trick or Treat Event) and my brown and beautiful eyeglasses from Firmoo, L’oreal lipsticks courtesy of L’oreal and it’s a secret between you and me, i’m wearing a very comfortable wacoal brassiere which I also got from a review i have made several months ago.

I guess, this is indeed one Free Day for me!  Here’s a better shot but i don’t think it was my best.

 

 I had a lot of fun even though the movie is suspense thriller story, (watch out for my review at moviedramaaddict.com) i guess because i got the chance to enjoy the day. So, what else can I say?  Thank you to my sponsors.

Holiday Fashion with Oasap Weekly Giveaway

What a great treat for all Oasap lovers because they are given a treat to three lucky fab ladies who will share their weekly giveaway.  It’s very easy to join,  just choose the product/s you love, share them with your friends and you get a chance to win awesome prizes.  Isn’t that great.  Well, it’s very easy.  So, what are you waiting for?

I particularly love this awesome products, it’s punky and totally awesome for a girl night out this coming holiday season.

metal tube lace up boots

Get on the dance floor with this metal tube lace up boots. Paired them up with this Asymmetric Double-layer Look Biker Jacket and you wouldn’t have any cold evening.

So, what are you waiting for?  Click this link and join this fabulous giveaway.  Treats are open until saturday of each week.