Monday, July 9, 2012

July Sponsor post

After the migraine from hell and then some connectivity issues that took Kabel Deutschland, all is finally back to normal and I am resuming my monthly sponsor posts. I have some returning sponsors along with some wonderful new ones, so be sure to read all about them and visit their shops. Some of them have generously offered Preppy Girl Meets World readers special discounts.


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1) Kimmie Schiffel, Independent Scentsy Consultant The lovely Kimmie of Full Circle Adventures has joined the ranks to become a Scentsy consultant.
scentsy

That is her furbaby Gabby pictured above. Kimmie loves candles but needed a more pet-friendly alternative to them when Gabby's poor little tail kept catching on fire. Since Scentsy warmer systems are flameless, they are safe for pets (and children!).

July is an exciting time for Scentsy fans and newbies! In addition to the scent of the month and warmer of the month being 10% off,
For July only, Scentsy brought back 20 of their popular and retired scents.
I am incredibly happy because my favorite scent bar none, Banana Nut Bread, is back this month and I am currently replenishing my small stockpile of it.

Due to Scentsy's regulations, Kimmie is not able to post her special here, but I am allowed to say that in the past, she has been awesomely generous to friends who have ordered from the Preppy Girl Meets World party.

2) Alter Designs
Alter Designs is an Etsy shop which is best known for Gretchen's adorable state charm necklaces. I have the New York State one and love it.
state necklace- available in silver or gold- $28
You can combine several different charms on a single chain to represent states where you've lived or went to school. You can also add an initial charm to one. A military friend recently ordered a necklace with the state she grew up in gold and all of the States that her husband has been stationed in in silver.

In addition to the State Charm necklaces, Alter Designs offers other fun designs like these wedding bouquet initial charms ($28)

and these Silver Initial Cursive Necklaces ($28)

Stay tuned for a fun giveaway from Alter Designs this month! :)


3) Kustom Kissers
Kustom Kissers is a fun company that specializes in lip balms with custom labels. I have several of their lip balms with Preppy Girl Meets World labels on them and they are fantastic! The taste is great and they feel wonderful on. Like me, Heather, the company's founder, is a lip balm fanatic and decided that all natural lip balm was best. She then came up with the idea of making it pretty and letting people customize it.


I happen to agree with that philosophy!

The ingredients are: Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Avadcado Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, SPF 15

Aside from the taste, the other thing I love about Kustom Kissers is the fact that there is no minimum size to order. So you literally could order just one lip balm for yourself if you wanted to or as a sample!

Some great ideas for custom lip balm include gifts for parents or grandparents (or pet parents)


wedding or bridal shower favors

or using them in lieu of traditional business cards at conferences. (Heather used her lip balm as her business card at BlissDom.)

For the sorority collegians out there- you can even make up custom sorority lip balms and use them as bid day gifts for your new members!

Currently, Heather is generously offering all Preppy Girl Meets World readers 20% off their purchase of custom lip balm with code PGMW20.

4) Lemon & Line 
Lemon and Line a is a fairly new company on the preppy accessories scene. It was started because founder David spent his whole life growing up around boats and wanted to see a line of bracelets that was truly authentic to boating. The company offers several bracelets that are all made from boat sail ropes/cords, not to mention adorable to boot! All of the bracelets that Lemon & Line sells are made in Newport, RI.

If you are a reader of Real Simple, you may recognize the brand, because three of the bracelets were featured in a collage in the April 2012 issue in a section on preppy style.
All three of the bracelets featured in the spread are $25 and are currently available online.

I have several Lemon & Line bracelets and wear them constantly. They are great for stacking with other bracelets (I usually wear mine with my pink Hermes Clic H bracelet or my Tiffany bead bracelet) or can be worn on their own for a more casual look.
Lemon & Line is working hard to always come out with new designs and collections (including custom ones for schools and yacht clubs!).  Be sure to like them on facebook for fun contests and previews of their newest collections.

For the month of July, Lemon & Line is offering all Preppy Girl Meets World readers 15% off with code PG15.

5) Diane W. Designs
Diane W. Designs is an Artfire (similar to Etsy) shop featuring classically preppy items, key fobs, bracelets, hair accessories, and some fun surprises too! (Such as Lilly Clothespins and Sushi Ponytail Holders!) Diane designs each item to be classical with the goal of adding something to your outfit that says "effortless, yet perfectly styled". Madras is an enduringly perfect material and is incorporated into many of my items; the nature of Madras makes each item a "one of a kind". Lilly Pulitzer fabric is also used in many of my products. And new items are added all the time
how cute would it be to use these for hanging cards off a grosgrain ribbon?
Currently, Diane W. Designs is sponsoring a giveaway for Preppy Girl Meets World readers. Be sure to check it out and show her some love.

6) Bellevue Collection

Bellevue Collection is a relatively brand new (established in March of this year) jewelry company. They operate via flash sales that are held on their facebook page every Monday and Wednesday night at 8pm. (For the summer, they are only holding sales on Monday nights so that the sweet owners can take advantage of some Newport summer fun.) Despite the fact that their sales are held at a painful 2:00am my time, I usually try to stay up for their sales because the items are usually too good to miss!

The way that Bellevue Collection sales work is that when the sale opens at 8:00pm, they will post pictures of items with a quantity and a price. If you are interested in buying an item, you post a comment on the picture with SOLD and your email address. If you are one of the first people to comment (depending on the quantity of the item offered), you win it and will receive an invoice via either Paypal or Google Checkout.

The things I love about Bellevue are 1) the super sweet owners (seriously some of the nicest women I have ever dealt with in my life!) and 2) the fact that Bellevue uses the same wholesaler as many of the other preppy jewelry companies out there, but is able to keep their prices at a lower price point. (Most items are usually in the $14-25 range.) Oh and shipping is free to boot!

The sales change each week, so it's fun to see what items they will have at each sale. Here are some pieces that they have had at previous sales.
I was lucky enough to get this one and it is seriously one of my favorite necklaces in my rotation.
I have these earrings in a coral color. I really want the turquoise ones also but they keep on eluding me!
I really can't say enough nice things about Bellevue Collection. Be sure to check out their sale tonight at 8:00pm to see what pretty jewelry they will have for us today.

Thank you to all of my sponsors for their support of Preppy Girl Meets World and wonderful offers for my readers. If you are interested in being a blog sponsor for a future month or would like to know more about it, please email me at whaleflipflops {@} gmail{.}com for more information.


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