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Win Cool Stuff: Ettika Multi Faceted Beads Leather Bracelet

And the winner is… #106 Andrea! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This contest has ended.

We've teamed up with Ettika Jewelry to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an Ettika Multi Faceted Beads Leather Bracelet, valued at $50! Ettika is all about bringing out your inner Guru, nurturing the free spirit and promoting positive energy. YOU get to pick the color bead and the color leather, creating a custom look that suits your style. Fashion editors and Hollywood A-listers alike love Ettika jewelry, which has been spotted on stars like Eva Longoria Parker, Halley Berry, Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani, to name a few. Ettika jewelry is handcrafted in the USA with love.

Wear them, stack them, give them, love them.

To enter for your chance to win, visit then tell us what's your favorite item in the comments section below.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents. Comments must be posted by March 9, 2010 by 12 noon ET to be eligible to win. One winner will be selected at random and will be announced later that day, so bookmark this page and check back.

Video Beauty Review: Karma Organic Nail Polish Remover

If you've ever fantasized about nail polish remover that doesn't make you nauseous with its toxic smell, then your nose (and nails!) will love Karma Organic Nail Polish Remover. Recently the New Jersey-based Karma Organic Spa, which has its own line of organic products, sent me two complimentary bottles of their nail polish remover to test and review. Not only do these nail polish removers smell great, they actually work too! I couldn't believe my nose. Or my eyes.

My New Hype "Janice" Handbag from T.J. Maxx

My New Hype Janice Handbag from T.J. Maxx

Last week I asked you guys if I should splurge on a leather Hype bag that I found at T.J. Maxx on clearance for $99 (had the red tag), and the majority of you responded with a resounding YES! So, encouraged by all the positive feedback, I went back and got the bag. Couldn't be happier with my decision. You'd think I'd have tons of black bags sitting around my closet, but the last time I purchased a black bag was back in January 2008 (it's the Foley & Corinna knockoff from Forever 21 shown here), so it was definitely time for me to update my black-bag look.

If you like the Hype Janice, too, reader Christina found it at in tan or nutmeg for $103.98, which seems to be the best price currently on the web. I also found this bag in a fabulous teal or orange shade at, use the widget below to check those options out. Thanks for all the help!!

Kate Spade Sale Today on

In less than 5 minutes, will be launching a limited-time only sale of Kate Spade New York accessories, including some fabulous pieces of jewelry, gloves, trapper hats and yes, handbags! But wait, there's more: Gilt will also be selling Kate Spade clothing, including gorgeous blouses, skirts and dresses at dramatically reduced prices. All you Charlottes out there, take heed: Kate Spade stuff has always sold out super fast on Gilt, so get to the sale early if you want first dibs.