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Tweet your mind and I’ll send you free stuff – GIVEAWAY!

August 14th, 2012 6 Comments



In an effort to keep the content focused on what you want to read about, I want to hear what you’ve loved in the past and what you’re wanting to know now!

Here’s what you do: Tweet links to articles on MoreThanMary that you found really helpful or inspiring.  For each link you tweet, your names goes in the hat.  You can also enter by posting your ideas and questions for new posts below.  Please put all notes in one comment.

With each tweet and comment you are entered to win: a Deborah Lippman nail polish, a $50 off coupon for a CLICK bag, and a little surprise from me :)

Submission deadline is Thursday morning 9am EST.  6 winners will be drawn and I’ll post your name in the comments below as well as shoot you an email or tweet.

Thanks for your help!

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More Than MILK giveaway – Enter with one tweet.

February 28th, 2012 1 Comment

Archipelago is one of those brands that does it right.  Natural ingredients, quality products, a reputable company, and decent price points.  It’s been that way since they started in a garage in 1998!

Today, I get to give away two of my favorites from their line!

Archipelago Oat and Honey Body Butter and the Soy Milk Lotion have different purposes in my opinion. The body butter is for a good nighttime lathering, especially after a day in the sun or snow, because it’s intense and thick.  The creme is perfect for everyday use in the spring and summer because it’s moisturizing, smells delightful (that is truly the best adjective for it), goes on lightly, and absorbs quickly. I can’t say the same about the Bliss Lemon-Sage Body Butter, one of my all-time faves, which tries to be both a butter and lotion, but takes forever to rub in (and is almost twice as pricey). Sounds like I’ll be making a switch!

To enter to win one of these magical milks simply tweet:

@MaryRambin says @shopArchipelago milk lotions are magical!

I hope to win one here: http://bit.ly/wdEdWh

If you start to follow @shopArchipelago I’ll enter your name in the hat 5 times.

The winners will be drawn this Friday at 1pm EST and I’ll tweet the winner.

(Full disclosure: I secured the product via their PR.)

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Win a CLICK bag in my gift guide giveaway

December 23rd, 2011 46 Comments

Well after this holiday it should be apparent I’m not very good at generating gift guides. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I don’t want anything for Christmas…The only thing I asked for was a professional teeth cleaning for Mason. Seriously. Plus, guides take a lot of time (which I don’t have these days), and I didn’t have anything revolutionary to post that I hadn’t already. If you scroll down, you’ll see some good recs! The gifts that I actually bought, aside from Advent Conspiracy water, were very specific.

So, I thought we would get a head start on Valentine’s day and every one’s birthdays together.And of course I’ll reward you for offering up your goods!

In the comments below

enter a gift you loved giving or receiving along with the link to purchase or instructions how to make it.

For every gift you recommend, I’ll enter your name into the hat to win

a CLICK BAG with UltraFresh beauty products!

You can also get an entry by tweeting:

Gift guide contest on @MaryRambin’s blog helps all of us in 2012.

Rec your favorite gift & enter to win a CLICK bag! http://bit.ly/rCY07L

This way, we’ll have an awesome guide to reference in 2012!

Go here for more details on the CLICK bag. You have until Jan 3, 2012 12pm EST to write anything and everything you can in the comments below.

**Please note: you must include the links where to buy the items (or instructions how to make it) in order for your entry to be valid.

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Enter to win this Tory Burch makeup bag plus product with only one tweet!

December 3rd, 2011 10 Comments


I think this makeup bag giveaway got lost in the Alberta Ferretti post!

Let me explain clearly:

Tootsies is hosting an exclusive Alberta Ferretti runway show straight from Milan and inviting 10 readers (click here to see how to score one). As special as that is, if you don’t live in Houston, you probably won’t be able to make it.

So I put together a pretty awesome makeup bag, specifically Tory Burch donated by Tootsies, with great products* for winter that you can enter to win simply by tweeting:

I would DIE to see @AlbertaFerretti Spring 12 @ShopTootsies but I don’t live in Houston. @MaryRambin send me goodies! http://bit.ly/vzuodM


I’m extending the deadline for this tweet until Monday Dec 5 11:59 EST.

(*Click the links to read about my experiences with: Ultra Fresh, LaLicious, Oscar Blandi, and Nails Inc. Products provided via PR.)


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Ever dreamed of seeing Milan Fashion Week with your own eyes? I can make that happen for 10 of you!

December 2nd, 2011 No Comments

After years of covering New York Fashion Week, I would die to do it all over again in Milan. In Europe, the designers take their collections and shows to another level. The intricacy of the details, the flawless tailoring, and graceful flow of the fabric is something special to behold. Just ask my interns who slaved away for weeks to get access to shows at NYFW.

So you want to know how I’m getting you to see it for yourself??

Well, if I could actually transport you to Milan that would be AWESOME….and a miracle. So I’m bringing the show to you! I should say, giving you FREE access to watch the work of one of the most respected Italian designers in the business: Alberta Ferretti.

Tootsies is hosting

an EXCLUSIVE runway show of Alberta Ferretti Spring 2012

Wednesday December 7 at 6pm.

Entry is limited to AMEX cardholders and 10 of you!

The show, the party, the scene should be fabulous. Houston women go all out, so the ensembles off the runway will be killer too! I can’t believe I’ll miss it myself. This might be the first time I’ve ever been upset I’ll be in LA.

All you have to do to score an invite is tweet!!

If you don’t live in Houston you can still tweet to win a cool prize.

Tootsies has donated a Tory Burch makeup bag I will fill with AWESOME hair products, nail polish, body butter, lip gloss, etc. I get it, it’s not Milan, but these goodies are worth your tweet! Maybe I’ll pick up a few extra treats to throw in the bag while I’m in LA :)

Here’s what you do:

If you’re in Houston and can attend, tweet:

I DIE to see @AlbertaFerretti Spring 2012 @ShopTootsies in #Houston. I hope I win the invite from @MaryRambin http://bit.ly/vzuodM

If you’re not in Houston and want to win the beauty products, tweet:

I would DIE to see @AlbertaFerretti Spring 12 @ShopTootsies but I don’t live in Houston. @MaryRambin send me goodies! http://bit.ly/vzuodM

Tweet by Saturday night at 11:59pm EST. I’ll draw 10 people to attend and one to win the gift bag and announce the winners on Sunday.

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Paint your own glam nails – a giveaway!

August 30th, 2011 1 Comment


Nails Inc, a polish line from London, just launched in Sephora and is letting me give away polish to 2 readers!

As you can see, I tested two for my DIY mani pedi. I was hesitant to use the bold colors, but it went on so well.  Because the polish is thick and smooth, I only needed one coat.  Obviously that’s a plus because it decreased drying time.   My nails didn’t endure as long as my toes, but that’s pretty standard for me.

Want to win 2 bottles from their fall collection and give it a go? (British phrase, couldn’t help myself)  I believe the colors are taupe and blue, right on trend for fall.

All you have to do is tweet:

I’m excited for the launch of @NailsInc @Sephora so I’m entering to win polish for free from @MaryRambin http://morethanmary.com/?p=1986882587


I’ll draw two winners Thursday morning at 8am EST.


The winners are @allisonchampion and @caityj88

Thanks to everyone for entering.  For those of you who didn’t win, you can pick up a bottle for $6 at Sephora.  I like it and hope you do too!

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Wisdom, cookies, and a free camera!

June 16th, 2011 1 Comment

On my second night at Dos Brisas, they left me words of wisdom and two delicious oatmeal raisin cookies by my bed.  I took the opportunity to whip out my Samsung SH 100 and make a cool pic with one click.

You have one day left to win the camera by doing the same thing!

Replicate this effect or three others and submit it by 12 PST tomorrow.  Click here for the entry details.

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It’s too easy to win the Samsung camera. Enter a pic!!!

June 15th, 2011 No Comments

Here’s an example of one of the effects you are going for in your picture submission.  It’s called a “vignette” where the perimeter is darkened to draw your eye towards the center of the picture.  On the camera, this feature also saturates the colors.

Click here to see the rules on submitting a photo.  You have three days left!

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