Thanks you to everyone that entered! I wish I could hand each and everyone of you guys a puppy or ice-cream cone or some shit. I always have fun with these giveaways, because they give me a chance to get to know some of you readers a little more. Anyway, a winner will be posted sometime today and contacted shortly after. Don’t forget to visit the websites of those below who were gracious enough to participate in this giveaway as well!
In addition to having amazing readers like yourselves, I am also blessed to be surrounded by talented people that inspire me to do what I love. Some of the products in my Valentine giveaway goody-bag showcase the talents of some local artist I am grateful to know.
Leg Warmers by Bad Aby Designs: While these may not keep your legs warm, they’ll definitely make things HOT. Take it from Aby Rulloda, the multi-talented model, designer, Muay Thai champion, AND pole dancer. Matter fact, go book one of her classes at Sedusa Studios, so you can do a little trick or two in those leg warmers of yours.
Mike Plays It Cool by Mike Baker the Bike Maker: Keep things sexy with some mood music courtesy of a good friend of mine Mike Baker the Bike Maker, who you may have seen featured on MTV’s RapFix. He’s good peoples and good music, and I will have you know that he has been one of my biggest inspirations and supporters throughout my writing journey.
Earring, ring, AND voucher for customized, destroyed denim shorts by Refined.: If you saw my friend Baker’s steez you’d definitely want anything she endorses. Refined specializes in handmade accessories and reconstructed vintage clothing that will have you looking fly from head to toe. (Note: Shorts aren’t shown here because they will be custom made to fit the giveaway winner. But I saw a sample of their other shorts and if yall don’t want a pair I’LL TAKE THEM, SHIT.) While their website is under construction, you can email me with your inquiries at email@example.com.
Miracle Skin Transformer by Sarah McNamara: My girl Katrina hooked the goody-bag up with this fabulous product courtesy of LVMH . “This antioxidant-rich skin enhancer leaves your skin hydrated, primed, enhanced, shine-free, and protected in one easy step.” Glowing, smooth, sexy skin – I am a fan, rawrrr.
GATNB themed nail set by A. Sade: If you didn’t know by now, my girl Ashley is an amazing artist and a BEAST with her nail designs. You don’t know how hard it was for me to not keep this set for myself lol. Taking hints from my website banner combined with her own creativity, each nail is hand painted with a “red bottom” per my tagline. Hit her up for a custom set of your own!
Prints by Ryan Michael Louie photography: I am a fan of ALL THINGS creative, and Ryan exemplifies this in his photography. Art, fashion, music, dance, and motorcycles are just a few things that pique his interest, and judging by the two beautiful prints he’s donated below – the human form is one as well. Residing in San Francisco, he’s also one of the few photographers I know that use mostly film!
MAC makeup courtesy of MUA Angela Galura: Um HI. What goody-bag is complete without MAKEUP?! Clockwise: Mineralized skinfinish in “Naked You” (LE), Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 in medium, “Utterly Discreet” Lipglass (LE), “Naval Blue” pigment, amplified lipstick in “Impassioned”, pan eyeshadow in “Carbon” (omg my FAVE black eyeshadow btw), “Louder Please” eyeshadow (LE), and lip pencil in “Magenta” (another favorite of mine). P.S. LE means limited edition aka sold the fuck out. P.P.S. These are brand new full size items. P.P.S.S. Angela did my gorgeous makeup for New Years Eve as seen here, and because of it I got hit on three times and got my face sucked once. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like her to do the same for you.
Last, but not least a mystery item from Adapt Clothing: Me and the man behind the shirts you’ve had to have seen EVERYWHERE at Candlestick Park this past Niner post-season, will be picking out a tee for the giveaway winner. Adapt is also opening up a shop nearby that I am so grateful for, because everytime I see Evan being his own boss, it truly motives me to be my own.
In addition to all the items above, a bunch of extras like tees, makeup/perfume samples, and a lil’ something from me to you will be included.
When I was younger I used to get really sad when I was single on Valentine’s Day (stupid I know), but then I’d get a surprise package of cookies in the mail from one of my girls, or my mom would send me flowers, or a stranger would tell me I was beautiful and I’d realize that there will always be at least ONE person that appreciates you. So let GATNB be one of the many, and good luck!