Special moments are always a reason to celebrate! Since today marks the 8th Anniversary of Inspirations & Celebrations, it’s the perfect moment to say thank you for being a valued member of this wonderful community.

In thanks for your continued support, enthusiasm, and engagement, as the Creator and Lifestyle Editor behind I&C, I’m excited to announce the “Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway”.

Inspirations and Celebrations Christina-Lauren Pollack

A Thank You Note From The Gal Behind The Blog

In October 2011, the idea of starting a lifestyle blog came to me. I had no clue what I was getting into (or how much work it would be), but I knew I wanted to explore my creative side, so I jumped in and just start blogging.

At first, it was a simple vision of creating this positive, uplifting place on the web that would allow me to write about topics I love – from fashion and beauty to events, travel, and entertaining. Over time, this vision grew into a mission – the mission “to educate and empower women through inspiration and information”.

Little did I realize that this journey would ultimately transform my life and take me places I had only dreamed of.

Inspirations and Celebrations Christina-Lauren Pollack

Throughout the highs and lows of life, running this blog has always been a source of inspiration for me. During the dark days of the recession, through challenging personal moments in my life, and even in times of hardship and fear, Inspirations & Celebrations always instilled a sense of higher purpose within me and kept me feeling inspired.

To be honest – at times, it was my refuge from the world, my way of escaping reality by entering a space that was filled with positivity and possibilities. At other times, it represented an opportunity for me to overcome my fears, believe in myself, and fulfill my potential.

To some, it might be just another lifestyle blog. To me, it’s truly been life-changing.

Inspirations and Celebrations Christina-Lauren Pollack

Through my commitment to this website and social community, over the past 8 years, I’m proud to have helped hundreds of thousands of women by inspiring them to dream bigger, become happier, and create a life they love.

From style guides and beauty tips to entertaining tutorials, travel guides (and more), I’m passionate about creating content that adds value to your life. My goal is to help make your life easier, happier, and more inspiring.

When I read your comments and get to know you through social media, it touches my heart to learn that I&C is a source of joy for you too. Your enthusiasm and feedback fuel my desire to keep creating content that you enjoy.

So thank you for being a loyal I&C reader and for spreading the word about Inspirations & Celebrations.

Now, on to the fun part… the Giveaway!

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

In celebration of the I&C 8th Anniversary, the lucky winner of this stylish giveaway will enjoy $1250 worth of gifts, including luxurious beauty products, a glamorous designer bag, an Amazon gift card, and more fabulous goodies.

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

How To Enter The 8th Anniversary Giveaway

The 8th Anniversary Giveaway runs from October 3 – October 31, 2019. To enter, follow the easy instructions listed in the Gleam-powered giveaway widget shown below.

A random winner will be chosen on November 1, 2019, and contacted via email. The winner must reply by email within 3 days by providing their mailing address and contact information. Failure to reply within this time period will result in automatic forfeiture of the prize. In that situation, another random winner will be chosen.

To be eligible to win, entrants must be age 18+. This giveaway is open to USA/Canada residents. ‪

 

The 8th Anniversary Giveaway from Inspirations & Celebrations

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

How To Earn Bonus Entries

There are lots of ways to earn entry points in this giveaway.

  • Get 10 entry points just by signing up for I&C e-newsletters!
  • Get 10 entry points by following I&C on Instagram
  • Get 5 bonus entries by sharing this giveaway with friends (by email and social media). The viral share link option can be found in the list of entry options below.

Keep checking back daily, as more ways to gain entries will be added!

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

Below are the gifts included in this stylish prize package:

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

Fall Fashion & Beauty Trends To Try:

  • Add a Little Sparkle: Turn up the glam factor of any outfit with a shimmering glittered clutch that is anything but ordinary. Feeling lucky? Show the world! A fun designer bag is the ultimate finishing touch to any look.
  • Go For The Gold: What better way to pamper your skin than with real 24k gold? Renowned for its rejuvenating properties, this luxurious ingredient has become one of the celebrities’ top secrets to looking gorgeous. Whether you use a skin cream or a sheet mask, gold-infused skincare is a great way to do self-care.
  • Get Rosy: A pop of coral-hued color on the apples of your cheeks is the quickest way to add warmth to your face, especially during Fall and Winter. A hint of shimmer adds a radiant glow while blurring away imperfections.
  • Play with Shadows: An eye contour palette is a fantastic way to highlight your best features. Add depth and dimension by playing with light and dark shades. For daytime, go for softer hues. For evening, add drama by opting for a deep, moody smokey eye.
  • Play Up Your Pout: One of the sexiest beauty trends this season is a deep, smoldering lip look. From sultry burgundy colors to deep plums, an easy way to play up your pout is with a rich matte lipstick.

Inspirations & Celebrations 8th Anniversary Giveaway

[Gifts c/o BareMinerals, Karity, RealHer Cosmetics, Azure Lux, Elizabeth Sutton Collection, Bionyx, L’Occitane en Provence, Sally Hansen, Woda, Soo Ae, Sephora. Disclosure: Some affiliate links included.]

  1. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would like to know where you got that black and starry dress from the picture in front of the subway…..It is really nice!

  2. Caroline Lozinski says:

    Happy 8th Anniversary!!! Thanks for the Amazing giveaway! I’m excited for all
    The wonderful products , so many I’ve never tried !
    The Kat Von D palette sounds amazing !
    The Bionyx line sounds like something my 55 year old skin would really appreciate! I could definitely benefit from the Night Recovery Cream !
    So excited! Thanks for the chance 😁♥️

  3. I am most interested in trying the Bionyx Platinum Night Recovery Cream.I like their whole line offered they sound terrific. I would love to win to give my confidence a boost.

  4. Suzanne Giroux says:

    Happy 8th Anniversary!! I would love to win as I like trying new products plus there is so much I could share with my daughter. I am most excited to try the Molton Brown London Orange and Bergamot Hand Lotion—it sounds so luxurious. I love shopping on Amazon so the GC is also great.

  5. Happy 8th Anniversary to Christina and the I&C Team! What I love most about Inspirations and Celebrations is the inspiration & motivation that you provide to empower others to reach for their dreams unapologetically! You celebrate individuality and have created this beautiful blog for us to escape our crazy lives to come together to enjoy your posts, stories, experiences, guides, photos, tips, etc. So for all that you do, thank you! I sincerely appreciate and admire all of your hard work and dedication! -XO

  6. Theresa Jenkins says:

    would like to try this>>L’Occitane en Provence Travel-Sized Bath & Body Trio…I have 3 daughters I would share with

  7. Wow what a nice prize bundle. So want this app bad. Love to win this. To do a makeover. I need some good makeup Tytyty for a chance to win. Interest ed in the. BIONYX VITA WOW. PLEASE

  8. Jennifer Warschauer says:

    Another amazing giveaway and so many items I want to try. Really interested in the Bionyx and Karity products. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Fingers crossed 🙂

  9. Carlena Smith says:

    I’m SO excited abt this giveaway!! I think it would be the PERFECT Christmas gift (although I’d be VERY tempted to keep it all for myself!). I look forward to the assorted goodies & the look on the recipient’s face when she opens the package! She’ll absolutely LOVE it & deserves a bit of pampering (she’s a mother of 2 & grandmother of another 2, ALL boys).

  10. Kiki Kentris says:

    I would love to try the gold peel-off masks, but honestly, everything looks amazing! Thanks so much for the chance! 💗

  11. gloria patterson says:

    At 69 I want to try all of the products but all of the Bionyxs products would be on my wish list. I have read about and drolled over them for a long time. They don’t fit my budget but sure would love to have them

  12. I’m new to your site. FAB-U-LOUS! First, you are STUNNING. Second, such creativity here. I always need inspiration for ways to make my home, fashion, work nicer.

  13. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Love your style and your photos are gorgeous … I’d be interested to try the Azure Lux masks!

  14. The stuff I am excited about trying if I winz this are DEF the Kat Von D EVERYTHING because all the things from her collections are just INCREDIBLE!!!! <3 <3 <3 Also, the Sally Hansen nail stuff sounds awesome! Especially because they boast of being MEGA hardening and my nails are SUPER weak, so I would DEF love to put them to the test!!! Hahahahaha! 😉 <3 And I've only recently gotten into doing my nails on a constant basis, so having actual nail polish that's good quality would be super incredible!!! <3 <3 <3 Also…. THAT JOURNAL!!!!!! OMGGGGGG!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  15. Dana Matthews says:

    You have such wonderful giveaways! I’m most excited to try the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray. I need this in my life! I’d like to win so I can try all these products out!

  16. Angela C. Adelman says:

    Thank you so much for your amazing generousity. This giveaway is amazing. I would share with my daughter if I won . Good luck to all.

  17. Brenda Goldberg says:

    All of the products look excellent and I’d love to try them. I’d be most excited to try the gold peel-off mask first.

  18. Dominique Terrien says:

    This is such a wonderful giveaway, with so many goodies!! If I win, I’m sharing with my daughter. She’s always taking care of the people she loves, I’d love to really pamper her.

  19. I would love to win and try your “Get Rosy” products. I have not had the opportunity to try your products but sure would love to. Thank you for the chance p.

  20. I could be a great recipient for this giveaway. I work hard and I am in need of some over do relaxation. Candles, pampering and always the last one to receive some much needed extra’s. Appreciation would be an understatement. 🙂

  21. I’m so excited at the opportunity to win! The products are amazing and the lipstick (on the bottom of the two pictures that has a stick with the lid off) colour is GORGEOUS! Would love to try it all!

  22. Suzanne Giroux says:

    I would love to win this giveaway as there are so many products I have not tried before and I enjoy new finds. I am interested in the Bionyx as I have not heard of this brand.

  23. Kirsten Lyon says:

    I think it would be fun to try all these products, especially:
    $50 Amazon Gift Card
    Azure Lux The Gold Collection Sparkling Peel-off Masks with Real Gold
    BareMinerals Bounce & Blur Blush in Coral Cloud
    Bionyx Milk Cleanser
    Elizabeth Sutton Collection ‘Lucky’ Clutch
    Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray
    Goal Getter Journal by Fitlosophy
    L’Occitane en Provence Travel-Sized Bath & Body Trio
    Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Hand Lotion
    Rich Travel-Sized Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo
    Soo Ae Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Set
    Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask

  24. Happy Anniversary and thanks for hosting such awesome giveaways. This is such an amazing and generous collection of products, I’m not even sure where to begin.

  25. I’m curious to try all of these amazing products and it would just be so exciting to win! Really, though, there is more than enough here that I would be happy to share with my mother and my sister.

  26. Melissa Holmes says:

    I would love to try Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette. Since my son was born 4 years ago I stopped wearing make up basically due to not having the time in the morning. Now that he is a little older and I am claiming my life back a bit I am ready to get back into a beauty routine. I use to love getting ready in the mornings and looking a little more put together then I am currently. It is so nice to have a resource like yours that is not geared to teens. I love you ideas and pictures for inspiration – gotta love a great fashion shot in front of a subway station. You get it all very classy and I admire that.

  27. Sherry Proch says:

    Happy 8th anniversary!! I’ve been following about 6 of those❤. These products look fabulous and would enjoy any and all!

  28. Debra Dubois says:

    I would love to win I cant afford products like this but I would feel so amazing having these to help with my aging skin thanks for the chance. I would love the masks I hear they are really amazing to help for a smoother look.

  29. Joann Higbie says:

    I love trying new beauty products. This assortment is fantastic. Some like L’Occitane are favorites and some like Bionyx would be something I would be interested in sampling! Happy 7th Anniversary!

  30. Anita Mitchell says:

    I would love to try the makeup. All the products are stunning and I would be so excited to win this fabulous giveaway. Thank you for the chance!

  31. Joyce McDaniel says:

    I would love to win all the wonderful makeup in this great giveaway. I love all the information you give us on your page. Thank you so much.

  32. Catherine Guzik says:

    wow ….just WOW! I want to try them all and at the same time relax with all the beauty! Maybe I will emerge a butterfly!

  33. Jacqueline Nikolish says:

    thanks for a great giveaway! I am most anxious to try the night time moisturizer products. I am aging and always trying my best to preserve my good skin. I am often asked why I don’t look all wrinkled and I do think it is because I have always looked for good moisturizers and use twice per day.

  34. Kathy Stolz-Silvis says:

    WOW, I would never be able to pamper myself like this. What great gifts you have lined up
    and I’d love to try them all.I’ve always wanted to try Bare Minerals. I have to be honest a lot of thee products I’ve not heard of before. It would be a Dream to have all of these to try for myself.

  35. Janice Cournoyer says:

    I’m really excited to try the Kat Von D Shade + Eye Contour Palette and the Azure Lux Sparkling Masks. I would love to win. always fun to try new products!!

  36. I want to win the giveaway because why not, this won will add to my contest wins. I am excited for the $ 50 Amazon gift card

  37. Christina Jensen says:

    I would love to win because I can’t get enough of make-up! The item I would most like to try is the Bare Minerals I’ve never tried that brand but always wanted to.

  38. Omg, I would be most excited to try ALL OF IT 😀 , specially the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette and the Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask.

    Thank you so much for the crazy generous contest, my fingers are crossed!

  39. Rachel Mertz says:

    All of these products look so wonderful; thank you for putting together such a fantastic giveaway!!!!
    I am big on moisturizing – the Bionyx Platinum Vita Night Recovery looks especially appealing to me. As well as the gold masks!

  40. First of all Happy 8th Anniversary to you wow that is quite accomplishment …I love the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette this palette looks awesome pretty excited about all these prizes thanks for the chance

  41. I would be thrilled to win the gold sheet mask and the other sheet mask listed! I could also buy some things I need-or treat myself to a silk pillowcase-for Christmas, or use the amazon gift card to get a head start on Christmas presents so I can get meaningful gifts for my loved ones. I would also put the journal to good use and it would be fun to try out the beauty products as my skin is difficult in that it’s porcelain (palest person I know) and sensitive and sometimes it doesn’t work to buy full sizes to try out. Thank you for this giveaway! I’m sure whomever wins will be grateful

  42. I’d love to win because the past year has been tough and being able to beautify myself with all these goodies would be a real treat. That bag is adorable too!

  43. Deborah Cochran says:

    These are all so many awesome products to try to choose a favorite from but I am most excited about the RICH Pure Luxury Intense Moisture shampoo. I have such dry wavy thick hair and have been look forever for something that could bring back the moisture without looking oily. Excited to try this!

  44. The prizes look like a great Christmas list: $50 Amazon Gift Card
    Azure Lux The Gold Collection Sparkling Peel-off Masks with Real Gold
    BareMinerals Bounce & Blur Blush in Coral Cloud
    Bionyx Milk Cleanser
    Bionyx Platinum Essential Day Cream
    Bionyx Platinum Vita Night Recovery
    Bionyx Platinum Night Recovery Cream
    Elizabeth Sutton Collection ‘Lucky’ Clutch
    Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray
    Goal Getter Journal by Fitlosophy
    Karity Liplock Velvet Liquid Lipstick in ‘Fade Out’
    Karity Liplock Velvet Liquid Lipstick in ‘Keira’
    Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
    L’Occitane en Provence Travel-Sized Bath & Body Trio
    Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Hand Lotion
    RealHer Matte Lipstick in ‘I Am A Goddess’
    RealHer Matte Lipstick in ‘I Am A Visionary’
    Rich Travel-Sized Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo
    Sally Hansen Mega Strength Nail Color in ‘Wild Card’
    Sally Hansen Mega Strength Hardener
    Soo Ae Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Set
    Woda Celebrity 24 Karat Gold Mask
    I would love to find each and every item in my Christmas stocking. Great Sweeps!

  45. patricia caradonna says:

    All of the products look wonderful and I would enjoy trying and sharing with my daughters. I especially would like to try the Sally Hansen Mega Strength Nail Color in ‘Wild Card’ and Sally Hansen Mega Strength Hardener on my nails and toenails.

  46. Brenda Williamson says:

    You always provide the best new products from great companies. Love the L’Occitane, boy ,do I need Nighttime Recovery. Thank you for the outstanding and generous giveaway.

  47. Thank you, here’s crossing my fingers hoping to win! I really want to try the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray and everything else here!

  48. Aimee Misovich says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this – I’d keep some of the products for myself and give some to my daughter.

  49. I would love to win for many reasons: to try new products, bc of a auto accident it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done any girly self care & id love to share a few gifts w my Secret Sister.

  50. Sanaah Mukim says:

    I’m very excited for some of the makeup brands in this giveaway can’t wait and thank you for this lovely opportunity

  51. Congratulations on another milestone! Hope you have many more. I would love to try &/or win any of these great products. I enjoy your newsletters, as they give me what I am looking for in a clear & concise manner. Your pictures are fabulous too. My only suggestion would be to have more winners in your giveaways (like 2-3 products each). Who wouldn’t love a huge bundle of products, right? But I would be happier to have a better chance at winning something & would gladly enjoy sharing the bounty with others. Just a suggestion but I am sure some other people are feeling the same way. Thank you, as always, for the opportunity.

  52. I am most interested in trying the skincare products, especially the Molton Brown London Orange & Bergamot Hand Lotion. I would keep some things and share some with friends!

  53. Rosanne Robinson says:

    WOW, I would love to win this amazing prize pack! I haven’t tried this line of beauty products, that designer bag is fabulous and Amazon is my favourite web site to shop!

  54. Shannon D Citrino says:

    Happy blogiversary!! I’m inspired by your blog as well as your determination to keep it going and successful for 8 years!! Congratulations!

  55. I LOVE trying out new beauty products!! Experimenting with new looks is so much fun! I am so excited to try the Azure Lux The Gold Collection Sparkling Peel-off Masks with Real Gold, Bionyx Platinum Night Recovery Cream and OMG that Elizabeth Sutton Collection ‘Lucky’ Clutch!! Obsessed!

  56. What I love about Inspirations and Celebrations is how you keep us up to date with the latest in fashion and beauty products. You show us the products and the great deals on Amazon so that we can order things that we need. What I love most in the giveaway and am most excited to try is the Woda Celebrity 24 karat gold mask , the BareMinerals Bounce & Blur Blush in Coral Cloud, and the Bionyx Platinum Night Recovery Cream. Everything in this wonderful collection of goodies is so lovely.

    • Heather Meadows says:

      I love that you keep use up to date on all things but also show us where to get them. Congrats on your 8th blog anniversary. Wish I was goof at writing if make a blog too. I cannot wait to try the night recovery cream. My skin could really use that. Thanks for them giveaway.

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