Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!! And a MonkeyPosh Giveaway!


I would like to thank everyone who has asked me to participate in their end of year Favorite Things lists. Usually I am all over the fave things lists, but-- unfortunately, I recently had a ganglion cyst removed from the palm side of my left wrist and I have to wear this wristguard, and the pain is way worse than I ever expected. Typing is hard and painful, so no list typing for me this year. Also, we will be busy traveling for New Years so instead of a fave things list I decided to have a PRADA FRAGRANCE GIVEAWAY!

I received a brand new bottle of Prada Infusion D'Iris at a beauty event, and I would love to celebrate the new year by giving this beautiful fragrance away to one of you blog friends. One of my New Years Resolutions is to be more generous, so I would love to pass this Prada goodness to a home that would love it. The fragrance is brand new, in the box....never been worn, only sniffed. This is what the SAKS.COM website has to say about Prada Infusion D'Iris:

A dream, an Italian voyage, an ambiance, the smell of soap, the clean scent of crisp linen sheets, and naked skin. It combines classic, exceptional quality ingredients from Italy such as the Iris Pallida from Florence and the warm top note glow of Sicilian mandarin. It expresses itself through its contrast between a great freshness and apparent lightness and a type of tender veil, sensual, and strong, that envelops the body and the clothing of the woman who wears the fragrance.

If you would like to enter to win, simply leave a me a comment on this post with either your blog link or an e-mail where I can reach you. I will put all comments in a hat and draw the winner. Oh and to my male readers, your wives, girlfriends,(or boyfriends), and even Mothers might love a new bottle of Prada--so do not be shy!

I will be gone till Jan 2, so I will leave comments open till Jan 3rd.

I look forward to reading everyone's favorite things of 2007!

Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful New Year full of love, peace, prosperity, health, and happiness!

(photos from MonkeyPosh LLC)


Blogger Jill said...

oh my, can I possibly be the first commentor??? lovelovelove your blog!!

3:58 PM  
Blogger HilLesha O'Nan said...

Ouchie... I hope everything gets better! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

LilacButterfly [at]

6:07 PM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Well, darling, even with a wrist guard, your hand looks glamourous.

From my experience, you have always been a kind, generous woman.
Just more people are seeing it now.


6:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So sorry to hear about your wrist, Parisjasmal!! Hope you have a lovely New Year regardless! Oh, and I don't need to be considered for the prada fragrance, although I'm sure it's fab :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

Jen,I am so sorry about your wrist. I send you strong healing vibes and positive thoughts that you will be in no more pain nor discomfort very soon. Take care of yourself,take it easy with your hand and please feel better.

How sweet and generous of you to give away the Prada Infusion D'Iris fragrance. I own it, it is very pretty and feminine. Whoever wins it will enjoy it very much!

I'm looking forward to making up my 2007 Favorite Things List, thanks.

Have a wonderful New Year's celebration wherever you are.
I wish you and your dear husband, Forrest and Finley and your family, the very best in life for the coming year.
Happy New Year!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Golfergirl said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Loved reading your blog. Hope the wrist heals soon.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Re said...

hey there.. sucks about your wrist!! i hope you recover soon. i started reading your blog recently and put it in my favorites..glad i did! how awesome that you're having a new yrs giveaway!! enter me please..and keep up the great work on the blog!! i'll be reading :) and i hope to start my own soon

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry about your ganglion. I know those hurt.
EEGADS a whold bottle of the new Prada fragrance.

Enter me. I will send my contact information to your e-mail.

How exciting.
Happy New Year to you.

8:33 PM  
Blogger priscilla said...

Oh no! I love your lists--I always find something. But of course health matters most, so here's to a speedy recovery. :-)

Please enter me in the drawing! I have no shame!

I hope your New Year is happy and joyous!

9:50 AM  
Blogger rosarita said...

There's nothing that red nails can't make more glamorous, not even a wrist guard. :)
I'd love to be entered into this drawing! I received a sample of the Prada Id'I and it's the first iris frag - other than the iris in Chanel 19 - that I find to be infinitely wearable. Love it.

12:15 PM  
Blogger WinterWheat said...

Oh, girl, sign me up. I hope you're nicely doped up with boutique painkillers. Happy (and painless) New Year to you! :-)

(BTW, what on EARTH made you think you weren't generous enough??? I've got a series of pictures that proves otherwise.)

1:10 PM  
Blogger Patricia Perry said...

Here's hoping your wrist is much better soon. That wristguard looks very uncomfortable(but your nails look fabulous!)

Wishing the very happiest of new years and lots of wonderful things in 2008!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

OMG at your wrist! How long do you have to wear it?? Your nails still look great though. I know that it is driving you crazy. Me Me Me!! put me in the drawing. Hope you have a good time traveling (don't you always?) XO!

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and well-wishes from a long-time-but-silent reader! I hope you have a good holiday, despite wrist issues.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

So sorry about your wrist, hope you have a wonderful New Years!

Enter me

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this !!!


9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J, feel better soon. You may be in pain, but I have to say that you do it with style, and that's no surprise to me or any of us who read your lovely blog.

What is the color on your nails? It looks gorgeous and festive.

Happy New Year, darling!


10:08 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Oh wow! I've been wanting to try this fragrance, i hope that I'm the lucky winner!

You can find me over at my blog, 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic

I hope you have a fast recovery, I imagine that surgery in that area is NOT comfortable!

Happy New Year

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch, I hope you have a quick recovery. Your nails look fab! I love the color. I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!


2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope your wrist feels better. It doesn't look too fun.

I am normally a silent reader. Leave it to a fragrance give-a-way to bring me out of hiding. It is very kind and generous of you. I travel through you and enjoy reading about all of your adventures and fashion finds. Happy New Year!

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you know I love a Prada smelly.
Can I be eligible?

You can reach my at my Vogue e-mail
should I be the lucky winner.

Splendid New Years.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

Happy New Year! Love your blog. The monkey is one of my favorite totem animals, so the whole theme appeals to me:) Sorry about your hand, hope you heal super quickly. Have you tried MSM or some other similar supplement to help speed your healing? BTW: please enter me in the draw... I would love to try this!

3:23 PM  
Blogger nowhereok said...

Hey Jen! Our friend Miss S recommended that I check out your blog. I have read it a few times and love it. I love the Christmas pictures...too cute! What an awesome giveaway you are having. I already knew you were a generous person though. :) Sorry to read about your hand! I hope it feels better soon!! E-mail me sometime, I think you have my address. If not, you can find it in my profile here. Keep up the good blogging work! I have you bookmarked and plan to check back often. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy New Year!


3:52 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

There you are! I had to go looking for you this year! I'm sorry about your hand, but you manicure looks fab!

How sweet of you to offer such a great giveaway!

Best wishes to you in 2008!
Victoria O

4:49 PM  
Blogger Kyl said...

I can't believe you have such perfect nails after just having surgery on your hand! amazing! i hope it feels better. i had a ganglion cyst removed surgically when i was 11 and it felt much better afterwards.

happy new year!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about your hand. Hope it heals soon.
Also, stay warm. The weatherman said your area was -5 this morning yuck.
Love the red nail polish. So Chic.

You can find me at
Thank You!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Ooh, count me in for the giveaway. I love any fragrance that has notes of crisp linens.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

So sorry about your wrist! Hope that you recover quickly and start feeling better very soon. And there's nothing wrong with posting a list of favorites whenever you are feeling up to it!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not wish to be in the drawing as I do not love the new Prada and shipping to Australia would be so much money on a bottle of liquie, but I have to tell you how much I love your blog and how generous that is.
I love your humorous spin in addition to fashion and makeup ponderings.

Stay True.

Cheers from Australia


1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jen, this is awesome!
I was wanting to read your list though. Please make a list when you can.

Happy day to you.


3:37 AM  
Blogger Nicky said...

I hope your hand heals quickly! Happy New Year and I hope I win! :)

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I would dearly love to be enveloped by a "tender veil"...
I sympathize regarding the surgery. Isn't it hard to have to use the word "cyst" to describe your situation? When I had one removed, I used the words "growth", "spontaneous eruption" and "stigmata", hoping it sounded a little more scary and therefore, dramatic.
Get well--and back to your keyboard--soon.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jen! Haven't talked to you in a while; the new baby, job, etc., have kept me busy, but I try to read your blog when I can.

I hope your wrist feels better soon. Love your nails -- and your shoe room, too.

Please drop me a line sometime, even if I'm not the lucky winner. We're overdue for coffee in Geneva :-)
Sue (Maenad1 at aol dot com)

4:09 PM  
Blogger k said...

damn! i missed the cutoff by 4 minutes!

i'm so sorry about your wrist! feel better soon!

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok I will bite. my wife might like some prada. she will be very impressed if I give her this. I will not tell her I won it, i will just tell her i am that thoughtful.

hope your wrist heals nicely.
take vitamin e.

Montypace (at) the g-mail

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No fair Monkey, I have been gone for the week of New Years so I missed this. Please reconsider your cut off for those of us away from our computers during this holiday week. You know I religiously read you.

Marie from Topshop

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh jeez I am always late story of my life.

Oh well. If you extend the deadline I want to be considered.
thanks and hope your wrist is well soon.


12:31 PM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

THANK YOU to everyone that entered and THANK YOU for all the well wishes about my wrist. It is doing much better.

Wonderful 2008 to one and all!!!

3:43 AM  

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