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Win Cool Stuff: V-Day Love from Stella and Dot

UPDATE: And the winner is… #155 Steph Speer! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

I've teamed up with my friend and Stella & Dot stylist Wendy to offer one lucky BB reader the chance to win a little Valentine's Day bling for herself! I recently attended my first-ever Stella & Dot trunk show (I know, I'm a little behind the times) and I was really impressed with the designs and quality. What I didn't know is that there are dozens of chic options under $50, which makes Stella & Dot a very affordable way to get the latest jewelry trends on a budget.

To enter:
Visit, then tell us the name of your favorite jewelry piece priced under $50 in the comment section below. One lucky winner will win her pick!*

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*Subject to availability. Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on February 21st 2012 to be eligible to win. Open to US and Canadian readers.

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Kate Spade Fall 2012 Polka-Dot Nails by Deborah Lippmann

A girl can only be in so many places at one time, so it was with great sadness that I missed covering the nail looks by Deborah Lippmann for Kate Spade's Fall 2012 collection. Luckily the team filled me in post-show and shared these photos of the amazing polka-dot nails! Are you swooning yet? This season, Kate Spade envisioned a bold and fun nail, so celebrity nail tech Deborah Lippmann came up with a polka-dot nail that's feminine and long with a rounded tip. The base is Fade to Black, an opaque vinyl record black, topped with sporadic polka dots in I'm Not Innocent, a clean creamy peach, to add the perfect pop of color.

Both polishes are $16 each at

This is one mani I can't wait to try at home, the trick will be creating those dots but as you can see, they don't have to be perfect. Would you wear a polka-dot manicure à la Kate Spade?