Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Heart My Sponsors! + 2 Giveaways :)

Guess what? I am finally back in LA. After 4.5 months of healing, and 8 weeks of physical therapy, I was cleared to come back to LA. Alex flew out to TN to help me make the trip, and carried all my bags. I honestly couldn't have done it without him... I still almost needed a wheelchair in Atlanta (but I persevered!). Now that I am better-ish and back in LA, I can start filming again!! I am SO pumped for this because I have missed putting out videos so much. 

Secondly, I wanted to tell you guys that I started a new planner instagram! If you want to follow it's @glamplanner. 

I wanted to kick off being back with a really important blog post; a sponsor spotlight! You guys might have noticed all the pretty banner pictures over to the right of this post, and those are the banners of my small business sponsors. These are all women-run business or blogs from girls who support my blog, and I want to support them back! This is why I started my sponsorship program. 

Since I started the sponsorships on a random day in the month, my new banners are starting all over the place. Because of this, some of the sponsors I am about to talk about are no longer running banners, and some are. Either way, these girls are definitely worth checking out, as I handpicked them and I know you will love them! 
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First up is A Midnight Wonderland. This is a blurb directly from Sarah, the owner:

"Hi guys! My name is Sarah and I'm a fashion design graduate from Wales in the UK. I've always had a love for fun pieces of jewellery but I began to find it so frustrating that statement jewellery was either really expensive or you'd find that you knew 10 other girls with the same necklace as you. I really wanted to create an online boutique that offered an affordable and unique selection of statement jewellery with pieces to suit everybody's taste.. so A Midnight Wonderland was born! We've since expanded to offer a collection of clothing and accessories such as scarves and sunglasses too!"

A Midnight Wonderland is such a cute shop, and as soon as I took a peek I knew it was right up my alley, and would be something my readers would like being introduced to. Everything is curated and beautiful, from the gorgeous jewelry selection to this cute little cat ring holder (yes, please!) 

She sent me a couple of pieces from her shop, including 2 of the bracelets pictured above, and the quality is fantastic. The jewelry is trendy and on point, for good prices. 

Sarah has been sweet enough to offer an exclusive discount for iheartyoucoffee readers. You can get 10% off your entire order with promo code IHEARTELLE until March 31st. She also wants to do a giveaway! One random commenter on this post will receive two items of your choice, sent by Sarah. Click here to check out her shop and make sure to follow her instagram @amidnightwonderland.

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Next up is Ana Jocelyn, a psychology student with a passion for makeup. She has been an Avon rep since 2011 and actually won the Avon Makeup Maven YouTube contest in 2013, which is super cool. I have worked closely with Avon mark. in the past so I love that she is so passionate about the brand. 

She has her own shop, which you can get to be clicking here and she can help you find exactly what you are looking for. What I love about Ana is that she is a real woman in the real world who is doing what she loves with both school and makeup. She cares about her customers and if you need any new makeup suggestions she is your girl! Check out her shop here: Ana's Shop

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Boutique of Belle is a jewelry shop with possibly the cutest art on it's homepage ever. I feel like I want to print that picture out and frame it. Sara, the owner, sent me a few pieces and everything about them, including the packaging, is very luxurious and gorgeous. Sara has been kind enough to offer my readers 20% off your entire purchase now through March 31st with code "IHEARTCOFFEE". Seriously check out this shop guys... her jewelry is both inexpensive and beautiful. 

If you are into pretty jewelry pictures, make sure to follow her instagram @boutiqueofbelle.

In addition to the promo code, she is offering a giveaway to one random commenter on this post. You will receive what is in the picture above on the right :) 

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Last but certainly not least, we have Lindsey from The Curly Diaries. Lindsey is incredible and has been a viewer of mine for over 6 years now! She has truly been around since the beginning, and I'm so happy to be able to promote her in this small way. Here is a blurb straight from her: 

"I am the brains behind The Curly Diaries, a life & style blog that features everything from beauty, fashion, home décor and more.  My goal for The Curly Diaries is to provide a tiny corner of inspiration for everything fun and fabulous, while serving as a guide to living a sparkly life!  My readers are savvy girls who aren’t afraid of an amazing investment piece, but also love a good bargain {and save enough to grab a post-shopping cocktail with your girlfriends ;) }.  The Curly Diaries is a place to come for a bit of color, fun and sparkle to brighten up your day!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Twitter @lindseyschaefer for more fabulous inspiration and exclusive content!"

Lindsey is 20 years old and has her own little persian named Bug (can we just talk about how cute that name is?!). She is also starting a new series all about female entrepreneurs and has asked to feature me, so make sure to keep your eyes open for that over on her site! Her blog is definitely worth checking out... it's full of fun reads and pretty things! Tell her I sent you :) 

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I wanted to thank these ladies for being a part of my first sponsors! If you are interested in learning more about my sponsorship program, you can read all about it here

P.S. The 2 giveaways mentioned above will be given to 2 different people. Please include in your comment which one you would prefer in the case that you win (Boutique of Belle or A Midnight Wonderland). 

53 comments:

  1. Love all the cute jewelry shops! Next time I need to add to my collection I know exactly where to look! I love supporting women-run small businesses too!
    xx.
    Brittany
    lifelikeatwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  2. You are so sweet Elle! Are you going to be doing Sunday scribbles?!?! Love you and hope you are feeling better!

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  3. Love everything you post! You're an amazing writer!

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  4. Love all the jewelry! They are elegant and they make a bold statement. They would go perfect with some go my maxi dresses that have multiple colors in them and it would be perfect since the weather is getting warmer (yay for spring!)

    Love them all!
    Yasmin :)

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  5. Glad you are back!! I love reading your blogs and watching your videos ;) Feel Better!!<3

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  6. Love these pieces! I especially like the Boutique of Belle aesthetic :) Glad to hear you are doing better Elle!

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  7. Love seeing women uplifting/supporting otger women. I will be checking out these ladies shops and blog for sure. Love both jewlery stores very pretty. :)

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  8. So glad to hear you are doing better, Elle! I love the support you are giving these women.
    Boutique of belle is my pick!

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  9. Can't wait to start watching your videos again! I'm so glad you're finally almost healed :)
    I love Boutique of Belle - those emerald earrings are gorgeous (and my birthstone)!

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  10. Happy to know you're doing so well Elle! It's amazing that you're supporting these incredible businesses by women :) A Midnight Wonderland would be my pick!

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    1. We're both named Ana :) thanks for the support!

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  11. I never would have known about these online shops without you mentioning them, Elle! :) Boutique of Belle is definitely my style! I love everything in that shop! :)

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  12. I love this post so much, showing how independent woman are doing what they love.
    Also I love Boutique of Belle, so gorgeous ! Great amazing work by all the ladies :)

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  13. I think it's so cool you're featuring all these small businesses! Also I really like the A Midnight Wonderland jewelry!

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  14. Thanks for the recommendations!! Will definitely be checking them out. Particularly love boutique of belle :) thanks for another great post Elle, and so happy to hear you're feeling better! Xo

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  15. Checking out both, but really like the items from Belle right off.

    Yay for being back in your home!

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  17. I LOVE the gorgeous Druzy and Stalactite stone necklaces at A Midnight Wonderland shop!! Beautiful!

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  18. Glad to hear you're doing better! I love A Midnight Wonderland.

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  19. Now that you're back in LA you and Carly Cristman havee to film together, I ship your friendship so hard haha :)

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  20. Glad you are doing better. I love A Midnight Wonderland

    xx
    Kathi
    dreaminginbeautyy.blogspot.de

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  21. I love Boutique of Belle's angel wings necklace so unique and pretty! This is a cool idea Elle, I like how it gives people an opportunity to show all the cool things they have to offer. :)

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  22. So happy you're doing better! I can't wait to see your new content as you continue to heal & get better. I checked out both boutiques, both absolutely gorgeous, but I have to say that Belle's designs are right up my alley :)

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  23. Glad you're back and thanks for sharing these ladies with us! I love the Boutique of Belle's jewelry. :)

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  24. Hey Elle, glad to hear you are better :) I really like the idea of the helping out small businesses and appreiciate that you handpicked them, they are all gorgous! I especially love the stuff on Boutique of Belle, but A Midnight Wonderland has also beautiful stuff :)
    xx Anni

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  25. So glad you're feeling better, Elle!!!! Loving the Midnight Wonderland jewelry!!!!

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  26. Glad you're back home and ready to start your normal routine again. Take it easy.
    www.divaandthedivine.com

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  27. I love all of your sponsors, and I love that you are supporting young female entrepreneurs! I am all about some girl power. I would love either piece of jewelry from these wonderful shops.

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  28. I'm really happy you're back! :) It's so nice that you support small buisneses. I like both shops, but my favorite gotta be Boutique of Belle's! <3

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  29. I love that you're supporting women-run businesses and blogs (the jewelry is gorgeous!) & I'm so happy that you're healthy and back in L.A.!
    PS - love the new planner instagram account!

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  30. Im glad u are feeling better.
    Midnight wonderland please !♡

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  32. I am so so happy to hear you are better (or at least on the way!) I've told me mum about you and so sometimes when I'm watching youtube, she'll ask if I'm watching you or I'll be in a store and say "This is that (insert item) that Elle liked! Being able to read and listen to you while all this was going on makes me feel like I know you better. I hope someday to actually greet you in person, with a big hug! In the meantime, keep writing and vlogging! Sending love from up North!

    P.S. I am now looking at all the blogs/shops you mentioned! I absolutely love Midnight in Wonderland! So much variety, which is great!

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  33. Good to hear you're feeling better, hope it continues this way <3 I really like the jewellery, especially the Boutique of Belle, so pretty!!

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  34. I love that you are supporting other women working towards their career goals :-)
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  36. Can't wait to see you back on youtube, Elle!! So glad your travels went smoothly. Thank you for telling us more about these lovely ladies! I would love to be entered in the Midnight Wonderland giveaway :)

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  37. A Midnight Wonderland...So glad to heat you're back in LA :) laluver101(at)gmail(dot)com :)

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  38. Boutique of Belle looks amazing!:)
    And I'm so glad for you that you're finally back in LA!:)

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  39. Would love to win the Boutique of Belle giveaway! She has such great things!
    Happy your feeling better!
    xo Marie
    https://www.facebook.com/Nyorkeratheart

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  40. I puchased the coffee packaged because I'm starting and can't really afford to pay for publicity and spamming is annoying and consuming. thank you for giving that opportunitty to your followers :)
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  41. yay elle! glad to hear you're doing better!

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  42. I'm sure you are glad to be home! Both gigiveaways look wonderful

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  43. I'm really happy for you :).
    As for the giveaway, A Midnight Wonderland seems right up my alley... I want the owl ring dish and all the gemstone jewelry!

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  44. Oh my goodness! All of these people are awesome!! I love when I see people pursuing their passion even when they have other stuff going on. I would love some new jewelry. I have my Momma's birthday coming up and I would love to give her a unique piece of jewelry. A Midnight Wonderland seems to be more her style but I think she would also love the Boutique of Belle. Thanks for such a great post Elle!

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  45. I just got my ears pierced and can finally switch them to other studs. belle's earrings are gorgeous!! I want them all!

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  46. I adore everything but the bracelets from A Midnight Wonderland are fabulous! Thanks for doing this Elle :)

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  47. I just adore both shops! They both have some really amazing pieces!

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  48. Wow, I love these shops! in particular Boutique of Belle ^^

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  49. Im glad your feeling better. Cant wait to see more vlogs! Ive been a fan of yours for many years now on YouTube but just recently came across your blog. Love it.

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