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Giveaway: Mason Cold Brew

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It’s no secret. I LOVE COFFEE (love is an understatement), It’s really difficult for me to put into words my affinity for said caffeinated beverage. I’m excited to announce a giveaway in conjunction with Mason Coffee this week! When I  find something I love I stick with it, and Mason Cold Brew Coffee has become a favorite of mine. This refreshing coffee is the brainchild of Anna and Elijah Senn, born and brewed right here in the city of Angels. Mason Cold Brew is served in it’s namesake jar, making it recyclable and totally reusable.  Whats in it you ask? Only three ingredients; filtered water, light roasted Ethiopian coffee beans, and mint leaves/vanilla bean/or lavender buds, for their subsequent flavored cold brews. The beauty of this individually packaged cold brew? It’s lack of sweetener. I’m super picky about my coffee preferring it with just a hint of sweet, and I find most bottled coffee unplatably sugary, with an egregious amount of additives. Mason is simple, and allows you to customize your own cup (or jar) of coffee, and I appreciate that. Served at the likes of; Ashland and Hill, Make Out Everyday Cafe, Simons Market on Rose and more. Make the switch and taste the difference here. Comment below to win a sample pack of all the Mason flavors delivered right to your doorstep! Three winners will be chosen and notified on May 2nd. Good Luck!

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Giveaway: Herbivore Botanicals

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We love us some Herbivore Botanicals. This small company based out of Seattle has grown leaps and bounds since our giveaway with them a year ago. It’s been fun to watch them grow within the URBN community, as they are now carried at two of our four stores (Free People, and Urban Outfitters). Whats so great about these facial oils you ask? Lets talk about Concentrated Moisture. In contrast to traditional cream moisturizers and lotions which tend to be high in water and emulsifying agents but low in effective ingredients HB’s facial oils contain no fillers and are formulated with only effective natural ingredients. They absorb easily to get moisture, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants into your skin. Oh yeah, and everything from Herbivore Botanicals is  100% Natural. Everything they create contains absolutely no artificial ingredients, fillers, parabens, alcohol, animal ingredients, fragrances, sulfates, artificial colors, or unnatural preservatives. These facial oils contain oils that are cold pressed or steam distilled. Only the best! A rundown of each oil type:

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Bird Black Giveaway

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‘Tis the season for midnight and moonlight, spirits and magic. October, a month of prayer and rememberance, celebrating loved ones who have passed on before us, and that connection to the other side. It’s my favorite month, marking a transition of season, a season full of cultural and spiritual symbolism. With that being said, I have been following Jacquie, the artist behind “Bird Black” on Instagram for a while now, her hauntingly beautiful images have become a favorite of mine. Hers was a page that I randomly stumbled upon, and she has become someone whose art I return to again and again. I can think of no one who more accurately represents the beauty of some of the more macabre things in life, and subsequently, the afterlife. Jacquie says, “Sometimes it’s good to escape into your own mind and see what exists within the realms of your own subconscious.” Her drawings are a definite representation of this. The juxtaposition of weathered bones and solitary feathers paired with living creatures, blooming florals and vibrant foliage are striking. “My artwork is inspired by the images I see when I close my eyes. Sometimes frightening, usually obscure but always, I hope, beautiful” she says. I think that is an etremely accurate description. In the spirit of the season we are giving away one of Jacquie’s prints. Her “Into the Wild” print, the first image featured here showcases many personally meaningful images, a poppy, antler, bow and moon, all set above the phases of the moon. The winning reader will receive a high quality digital print of original pen & ink drawing printed on 6000 / 300gsm Silk paper, individually numbered and signed by the artist. Comment to enter and follow Bird Black on Instagram here

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Giveaway: SIN-MIN

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We’re stoked to announce a SIN-MIN giveaway this week! SIN-MIN is a yummy horchata “lipspread” that is both buttery in texture and cinnamony in flavor. This lipspread is made form beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, secret horchata flavor extract, cinnamon, and honey..all the good stuff. AND its made right here in LA. The best part? Everything is organic! Awesome. All you have to do is leave a comment to enter, winners will be announced next week. Buena Suerte!

Find SIN-MIN @ Firefly on Abbot Kinney or The Golden State Store on Rose

***SIN-MIN cinnamon illustration, and pictures shown here by P. Witte

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Giveaway: Native Bear Hand-Stamped Notebooks

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Okay, how cool is Native Bear’s stuff??? Native Bear is a design company based out of Atlanta, GA created and operated by Leela Robinson (also lovingly nicknamed, ‘Bear’). All NB designs are inspired by natural elements and the desire to instill harmony and elegance throughout the home and everyday life. All stationery is made using recyclable card stock and kraft paper envelopes, and block printed using water based inks. I was initially attracted to her amazing hand carved return address stamps (like the teepee one listed above), but found out she uses her original designs to stamp cards, stationary, and notebooks as well. Most are Southwestern in influence, and all are beautiful. We are giving away two of her hand stamped Moleskine notebooks today. Please comment to enter, and make sure you check out her Facebook, and follow her on Instagram: nativebearatl Thanks Leela!!!

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Giveaway: Gold Body Chain

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Today’s giveaway is from Ash on AK. This dainty 14K gold filled body chain wraps around both the neck and waist, and is perfect highlighting a shift dress (retails at $95). This chain adds a bit of rock and roll to any outfit, even a plain white tee, and is even better layered with other gold necklaces. Ash makes high quality hand crafted jewelry and has a few different variations of this body chain that include gemstones. Follow her on Instagram: ashonak and Facebook. Comment on this post to enter…good luck!

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Cyber Monday Giveaway: Smitten Kitten Infinity Scarf

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Our Cyber Monday giveaway is from Smitten Kitten shop on Etsy, perfect for cozying up with a cup of tea and a good read. The scarf is made of a super soft acrylic yarn & the special daisy-shaped crochet stitch Darlene uses makes it very cuddly. It’s the perfect accompaniment to ward off the winter winds. Smitten Kitten creates every color, shape, length of scarf that you can think of, even Mens styles. Follow her a blog here (she has a ton of book reviews for the long winter ahead). Spend a minimum of $46 in her shop and  receive 20% off when using code GUSTO … it’s valid Nov 26 through Dec 17.

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Black Friday Giveaway: Dodds and Boshae

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Happy Black Friday… We are giving away one “Simp” bracelet from the lovely ladies over at Dodds and Boshae, and you get to pick the color! Just comment to enter. Handmade with love in Santa Barbara, Dodds and Boshae’s jewelry is simple yet elegant. Drawing on bohemian style, this line exemplifies the laid back Cali vibe. Check out more faves like the arrowhead artifact necklace, and sweet leather cuffs like this one. Get in the gifting mood today and save 15% off ANYTHING in the store with the custom Go for the Gusto readers code: gusto15


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