Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!

phillylill Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring 1154 LILL Studio‘s newest boutique. The 1154 LILL “design your own handbag” concept was born at a Windy City street fair in 1999 – and since its inception, 1154 LILL Studio has opened stores in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City. I’m so excited that they’ve found a home in my hometown, Philadelphia.

paula floralpink Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!The Philadelphia boutique boasts 1000 square feet, with wooden design tables throughout the space where customers can create the bag/accessory of their choice by mixing and matching some of the 150 available fabrics. The styles offered range from small cosmetic bags and headbands to large handbags and oversized totes, and cost between $26 and $200.

After touring the premises and hearing the company back story, I was elated to learn that 1154 LILL Studio was allowing me to create my own custom bag! For almost an hour, I played with fabrics, colors, and textures to make a fab bag for Spring. Here’s how the 1154 LILL Studio custom handbag concept works:

1) First pick your style of bag from over 25 current shapes and silhouettes in the line.

2) Mix and match colors, patterns and textures to select the right choice for each part of your bag: exterior, interior, pockets, straps, etc. 1154 LILL Studio introduces new fabrics every few weeks and have between 150 – 300 designer textiles available at any given time.

3) After placing your order, you simply have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for the 1154 LILL Studio team to hand craft it to your exact specifications. Your order will be shipped to you, or you can pick it up in one of the boutique locations.

Even though my bag is currently in the hands of the Chicago-based production team, here’s a sneak peek at my Spoiled Pretty satchel…

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Adorable, right? Even if you don’t reside anywhere near one of their boutiques, a one-of-a-kind 1154 LILL Studio creation is at your fingertips – thanks to their online store. 1154lill.com is open 24/7 – and the customization tool lets you see your bag as you design it.

GiftCert Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!Wait…it gets better. 1154 LILL Studio has graciously donated a $100 gift certificate, so that one lucky Spoiled Pretty reader can design her very own creation!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “LILL Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 6th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 7th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Good Luck!!!

Check out this video of 1154 LILL Studio, behind the seams.

These Eco-Friendly Brushes Are Wallet Friendly Too!

ecotools These Eco Friendly Brushes Are Wallet Friendly Too!
You know I tell it like it is. I’ll let you know when it’s worthwhile to blow your dough. But I’ll also tell you when I find an amazing bargain buy – like ecoTOOLS cosmetic brushes.

These brushes feature bamboo handles (bamboo has a low impact on the earth’s resources), synthetic bristles, and metallic ferrule made from recycled aluminum cans. The cosmetic brushes are housed in reusable/biodegradable pouches, printed with plant-based ink, and each item has a “green” tip on the back of the package…so everyone who purchases a piece of the collection discovers another small step that can create a greener lifestyle. Plus 1% of all annual sales provides financial support to environmental initiatives.

The standouts of the collection are the larger brushes. I’ve been using the Powder Brush almost every day since I got it. It’s unbelievably soft, applies my powder like a dream, and it’s only $7.99!

Individual ecoTOOLs brushes cost between $2.99 and $7.99. But for just $10.99, you can own the 5 Piece Brush Set – housed in a 100% linen and hemp cosmetic case.

ecoTOOLs products (they also offer bath and body items) are available at Walgreens, Kmart, and Ulta.

Rack Em

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I wish that my bathroom looked like this.

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Unfortunately, it more closely resembles this.

searsmagrack Rack EmSo when it comes to storing my beauty essentials, I need to think creatively. One of my new favorite finds is this chrome magazine rack. It’s simple to install – just lift the toilet tank lid, place the metal hanger over the side, and replace the lid.

It easily holds reading material. But my inspired idea is to use it to store my thermal hair tools. This magazine rack keeps your favorite curling irons and flat irons up and out of the way, but easily accessible.

This one from Sears will only set you back $13.

Guilt-Free Giveaway Winner Revealed

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If your name is Lisa Garner – congratulations, you are the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Guilt-Free Giveaway!

Lisa has won Jaqua’s Pink Champagne Guilt-Free Kit – which includes Pink Champagne Shower Crème, Pink Champagne Sinfully Rich Shea Body Butter, and Pink Champagne Hand Crème.

The announcement of our next giveaway is just hours away…and I know you’re going to flip for this one. So check back soon!

Get Lippy And Help Raise HIV/Aids Awareness

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The Body Shop and MTV are partnering for a wonderful cause.

guaranalipbutter Get Lippy And Help Raise HIV/Aids AwarenessThe Body Shop Guarana Berry Lip Butter is a rich intensive moisturizer that leaves lips feeling lusciously soft and smooth. All net proceeds from the product will be donated to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which supports young people and youth groups worldwide to become involved in HIV and AIDS awareness, education, and prevention campaigns.

Visit moveyourlips.com to learn more about the campaign – sign up for our newsletter, send a “kiss” to your friends, and play the lip butter game for a chance to win tickets to the European Music Awards!

Freeze 24/7 Friends And Family: 50% Off

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This is huge, people…

Right now, shop Freeze 24/7 and receive 50% off and FREE SHIPPING on any order over $45. Now’s your chance to try it all – from your favorite cleanser, to advanced skincare treatments.

Just visit freeze247.com to shop and enter code THANKS at checkout.

I’m not really sure when this promotion ends, so hurry up and take advantage of this ridiculously awesome offer.

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