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Want to woo your valentine with a hot new look? Or maybe you just want to look FABulously Chic for a night out with your girls… Kim & Janique of FABulously Chic are giving one lucky lady the opportunity to win a sultry makeover using your current wardrobe and cosmetics*.

Just let us know, in a few short words why you should be chosen, and send us a full-length photo of yourself.

How to Enter

To keep all entries private, we ask that you Email Us (FABulouslyChicNYC at Gmail dot Com) Subject: ‘FABulously Chic Valentine’s Day Makeover’ along with the following information:

Name:
DOB:
Location:
Full Length Photo of yourself

All entries must be submitted by February 2, 2013 11:59pm EST

The winner will be announced Monday February 4, 2013

Terms and Conditions

Family and friends of Janique and Kim are not eligible to enter

The winner must reside in one of the 5 boroughs

Must be 18 yrs. or older

Winner must agree to have before and after photographs taken

Winner has the option of choosing the day she would like their makeover: Feb 9, Feb 10, Feb 16, Feb 17

*Winner may use her own wardrobe or have a budget set aside for personal shopping for an outfit for the makeover.

*Winner may use her own makeup or the makeup artist will use their kit.

*Winner agrees her response, likeness, and photos may be used on FABulously Chic social networks, print, and promo items

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It is that time of the year again! Time to set goals and create a vision for the upcoming year! Take a look at my goals for 2012 and here are a few goals that I actually accomplished

  • I hosted my first event with MUA/Beauty Blogger Kim Porter
  • I shopped my closet! I did a lot of repeating this year and it was the best money saver yet!
  • I wanted to switch up my hair styles and I did. I had about 7 hair styles this year. 7! Take a look through my favorite what I wore posts to get an idea of the different styles
  • I became a better networker, especially with brands!

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There were a few things that I did not accomplish, like improve my youtube channel, but I did improved my social media presence! So I still have some work to do. Here are my goals for 2013

  1. Time management! Manage my time between God, family/friends, work, social life, and the blog of course
  2. Continue to shop my closet and become a better thrifter (Who doesn’t love saving money)
  3. Improve the health of my hair (It has grown tremendously over the last year and I want to reach BSL-brastrap length or longer this year)
  4. Workout! When I created HerGoodyBag I wanted it to be a one stop shop to help you look good, feel great, and live better and health is important. I want to incorporate more healthy workout tips and recipes to stay in shape. When we are in shape our clothes look amazing!
  5. Network- I did well this year, but I know I can do more. I want to start working more directly with brands and collaborating with other bloggers to provide better content for you all.
  6. Improve my Youtube channel. I am serious about this! I will be purchasing equipment within the next month to begin that process.
  7. Host another event! Fabulously Chic was a success and I hope to bring you another great event! I also want to host smaller events as well with brands and retailers
  8. Create better content! I think I accomplished that this year! I will be doing a survey within the next week to find out what YOU want to read. After all I do this for the people lo
  9. Community Service! I have to start giving back, so I will be looking in to volunteering with women’s shelters and other organizations to help women Look Good. Feel Great. Live Better.
  10. Interact more with my readers! I truly appreciate all of you and I am thinking of ways to interact with you all more!

My 2013 Vision Board is complete and my goals are set! So let’s make the rest out our days the best of our days! Happy 2013!

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2012 was an amazing year for the blog. I want to start off by thanking all of my supporters and readers. Without you guys, this blog would not be here. A lot has happened in my life this year as well, but I must say that it was a year to remember. So here is a look at some of my top moments from 2012 and I thank you all again for all of your support and wish you and your families love, peace, joy, health, and wealth in the new year!

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1. 6pm.com Brandbassador– this probably had to be the highlight of 2012. This was my first MAJOR blog accomplishment. in 2011 I was a finalist for best Fashion and Beauty blog, but in 2012 my voice in the fashion blogosphere was recognized and I was selected out of 150 bloggers to be the first to represent the 6pm.com Brand!

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2. FAB-ulously Chic event– One of my goals for the year was to host an event with my friend MUA/Beauty Blogger Kim Porter and July 24th at Shic by Soketah it became a reality. It took A LOT of work to pull off, but FAB-ulously Chic was a huge success. We collaborated with amazing sponsors like Juicy Magazine, Jamberry Nails, Zico Coconut Water and Fly Credentials Brand, Elleina D. Accessories to bring our readers awesome gift bags as well as amazing giveaways. We are already thinking of ideas for FAB-ulously Chic pt. 2 so stay tuned!

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3. BlogHer Conference-this was my first official blogging conference and I had no clue what to expect. I have to thank Kitty Bradshaw and the ladies of O So Chic for making this a great experience. I was a BlogHer Newbie and was actually quite nervous on what to expect. I was able to meet and collaborate with some amazing brands and bloggers because of this experience. I stepped out of my “little shy shell” and marketed myself and my brand. I still have a lot of work to do, but one of my goals was to network this year and this conference allowed that to happen! I was also able to meet Badgley & Mishka which was just AWESOME!

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4. NYFW (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter) I was able to cover NYFW for two more seasons and it was again an amazing experience. Because of the various events I was introduced to amazing new designers and bloggers as well. I am looking forward to what February has in store for NYFW Fall/Winter 2013.

5. Various Events (Marshall’s/TJ Maxx OCC Preview, The Makeup Show, QVC Beauty Event, Effen Vodka, RedLight PR, Physicians Formula  etc.) As a blogger I get invited to quite a few events out of the year and some I am able to attend others I am not. Some events are amazing, and others, well I could have saved the cute outfit for another day. But above are just a FEW of the highlights of the events I was able to attend this year. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you would have up to date coverage and access to the various events I attend.

You can expect more from HerGoodyBag in 2013! Stay tuned!

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Inspire-verb- to influence; to guide; to prompt; to impel; to motivate to act

With the recent events happening in the world today positive inspiration is something that is definitely needed. We need to utilize our energy in positive ways to invoke positive change. People feel helpless and hopeless now more than ever and are going to extreme measures to make sure people feel the same pain that they do. You know the saying “hurt people, hurt people” and that needs to change.

We all need motivation and encouragement in some way, shape or form. Sometimes it is hard for us to motivate ourselves and so we look to other people to get inspiration to move forward. We need to look in to our lives and make sure that we are trying to live the best life possible, not a perfect life, but the best life. There will high moments and there will be some lows, but guess what? Someone is always watching you looking to be inspired. You may not see your own value or your own worth, but there is someone who is watching you on the sideline looking for ways to better their lives.

So examine your life, it will not be perfect, but are you a living example of the great things that God has done? Are you walking in a positive light? Are you a fragrance and not an odor? Are you living a life that can help inspire someone to move on and do better? You may not have signed up for the job as being someone to inspire others, but sometimes it comes with the territory. Although someone may not say they look at you for inspiration, but that’s alright, still live your life as an example for others to follow.

We need change and that change may come through you and the life you live.

Hey my loves!

Next week Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, and I have some amazing fashion and beauty deals for you all this year. This is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While some people shop all year round for the holidays, majority of the people, including myself, wait until after Thanksgiving to really get things going.

Here are a few tips before you head out to your favorite shops for your favorite deals.

  1. Make a list! You have to be prepared. This is not the time to go and browse the stores casually. You need to have a plan. You will no exactly what stores to go to and what items you will purchase from the stores. So grab those newspaper circulars or print them out to create your list. You can also prioritize and figure out which stores you will attend first  and what items you will try to grab as well.
  2.  Shop with a friend. Usually I like to shop alone but shopping with a friend during this time is a necessity. You guys can split up and divide and conquer! Ok that may be a little extreme, but you can each pick up the items you need in half of the time. Also you can wait on line in shifts.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing. I would suggest something that you can maneuver in easily, so layers are perfect. Comfortable jeans and knit leggings are essentials. I would go with leggings and some flat riding boots with zippers that will be easy to take off if I need to. Also wear a cross body bag to avoid holding your purse in your hand or on your arm. Lastly oversized cardigans, scarves and anorak jackets are great too. You can tie the jacket around your waist if you get a little warm and the cardigan is great for an additional layer of warmth.
  4. Be assertive, yet friendly. You want to be pleasant to the workers because this is an extremely stressful time and you want them to be as helpful as possible. You have to be assertive when it comes to the other customers. Do not get in to a fight, but if there is a deal that is a must have go for it!
  5. Set reasonable expectations for yourself. You may have 15 items on your list that you want to purchase, but you not be able to get those items, so be realistic on what you can actually accomplish, and also remember, what you do not get on Black Friday there is always Cyber Monday.
So, whether you are shopping on line, or standing in line at your favorite store to get the best deals we have something for you so check it out!

 

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  • H&M is having an AMAZING Black Friday week! With items starting at $5 women can find sweaters and holiday party dresses, men can find great pants for $10, and you can find great winter jackets for your kids starting at $10. The first 100 customers in line will also have a chance to win up to $300 in scratch offs. They also have extended hours with stores opening at midnight on November 23. They also have Pre-Black Friday deals starting November 19th with items starting at $7. So make sure you check out H&M
  • Department store jc penney is a great one stop shop. With their specialty shops you have something for everyone that represents a variety of style. Their deals are from Thursday-Saturday so you can shop before you meet up with your family for Thanksgiving or even early Saturday morning to avoid the Friday rush. It starts from 6am-11pm. So get ready to stock up on great stocking stuffers like $20 Liz Claiborne gloves, $30 metallic puffer jackets, $10 cable knit sweaters, $15 jeans, $15 work pants and more! There are even amazing deals for men, children, and the household.
  • New York and Company is offering 505-705 off of everything in the store or online so stock up on your work essentials to have a killer winter wardrobe for the office
  • Express is offering 50% off of everything
  • ASOS is offering u p to 30% off knits, coats, and more but check out their outlet as well
  • Aldo is offering 50% off of all clearance merchandise
  • Lulu’s has deals on dresses, tops, bottoms and shoes!
  • One of my favorite department stores besides jc penney is Kohl’s has deals for the entire family and home
  • The Gap is offering 60% off of everything through Saturday online and Sunday in stores!
  • J. Crew is offering 25% off so try to get your hands on their awesome cashmere sweaters
  • Forever 21 not only has Black Friday Deals but Pre-Deals as well, so if you want some trendy items, now is the time to shop.
  • Macy’s will definitely be a mad house so get there early to grab all of the great deals! Check out their Black Friday Specials here
  • Score your favorite designer pieces at Lohemann’s starting with 25% off of already discounted prices
  • Nordstrom Rack is giving back to their loyal customers. For every $100 you spend you will receive a $10 card!  Also you can earn double points shopping from November 23rd- November 25th. Lastly,  look for the green dot to win a $50 gift card at your local Nordstrom Rack!

How amazing are these deals!?!

Check Makeup Artist Kim Porter’s blog for all of your beauty deals!

Happy Shopping!