Thursday, July 1, 2010

NOVICA Review & $88 GC {GIVEAWAY!!}

I was so excited when I was approached by NOVICA to check out their site and do a review. It really is an amazing site. With over 2,000 artists from around the world, it is quite the experience shopping their site. I received two different packages. Each were wrapped beautifully with little notes about the piece, the person who made it, and about the place and culture where they live. I was so impressed with these little details that really make you realize where and how your new belongings were created.
I chose to review the Ate Grass Serving Tray from Bali. After I opened the package, I was so impressed. The tray smelled so earthy, foreign, and almost delicious. It is incredibly beautiful. I cannot believe that it was handmade. I imagine this serving tray taking quite some time, skill, and patience. I have it displayed in my guest bath and it is really breathtaking. The ate grass weave is tight and very well made. I love it.
I also received the Teak Jewelry Box, 'Royal Elephant' from Thailand. I have been wanting a small jewelry box for quite some time to keep my fun rings and earrings in, but hadn't found one I loved until I saw this one at NOVICA. I love the gorgeous elephant on the aluminum panel, making this jewelry box unique and special.
The inside of the box is lined with velvet and has slots for rings and a square for other jewelry. It is perfect for me and have already really enjoyed using it.

NOVICA Artisan Loans:
NOVICA'S unique microfinance program gives artisans around the world the opportunity to enhance their craft and reach a larger market.
Artisans will not be charged any interest. This revolutionary concept is possible only because Novica has offices in developing nations working directly with artisans and fulfilling customer orders. Now, their offices will also serve as disbursement centers for Artisan Loans, providing artisans access to the credit that they need to grow.
More information can be found at: http://microfinance.novica.com/

WIN IT!!
NOVICA has generously offered one of our lucky readers an $88.79 gift certificate (I added my remaining balance to the $75 giveaway GC) to their site.

Mandatory entry:
Visit NOVICA and then come back here and let us know what you would purchase if you won.

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.
Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each entry):
1 Entry: Follow our blog publicly (found on right sidebar).
1 Entry: Subscribe to our blog via reader.
1 Entry: Become our friend on Facebook AND update your status with link to this giveaway.
3 Entries: Post about this contest with a link back to our blog AND a link to NOVICA (Leave a link back to your post in your comment).
1 Entry: Follow us on twitter and tweet this contest. You may do this once daily (always leave the link in your comment).
2 Entries: Add our button to your blog.
Good luck! Contest ends on July 12th at midnight. Winner will be announced July 13th.
Winner will be chosen through random.org.

Please be sure to include your e-mail or have it in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Thanks!
We are not compensated for our reviews. We receive product(s) for free so we can provide our experience. These are our honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

117 comments:

  1. Wow, they have nice stuff!! thank you for the chance to win!


    I'd love to have this pitcher!

    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=157060

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  2. I follow your blog publicly as JoeyfromSC


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    **I also meant to add how nice of YOU to add the balance of your giftcard to our potential prize!!:)

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  3. I subscribed to your blog via google reader


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  4. I follow you on twitter @JoeyfromSC and tweeted:

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  5. I added you on facebook

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  7. Celadon ceramic tea set, 'Blue Garden Tea' (set of 3)is what I really wish I had!!!! Hope I can win here.
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  8. I love the brass Jewelry Box. Hope I win. woohoo4sarah@yahoo.com

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  9. I would love to win the Cotton hammock, 'Colors of Mexico' (large deluxe)
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  10. tweet https://twitter.com/amolino/status/17515318579

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  11. I would get the huge family size hammock for my husband!
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  12. I follow you via GFC!
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  13. I am loving on this site! I would get the Wood jewelry boxes, 'Tiling' (set of 3), but I would use them for storing little random things I have all over the apartment!

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  14. I have your button on my blog wearing pants

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  15. I'd love to get the Chrysocolla pendant necklace, 'Angel Glow'.

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  16. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  17. I like this
    Leather shoulder bag, 'Modern Weave'
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  18. subscribe in reader
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  19. Such a tough decision -- Novica has such a HUGE selection! Here are a few of my favorite items:

    * Cotton dress, 'Ebony Leaves'
    * Modal dress, 'Victorious Black'
    * Silk dress, 'Moving in Joy'

    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
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  22. I am a Facebook friend of yours (Aimee Waerhouse).

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  23. I am following you on Twitter (@Nelsby) AND I Tweeted about this giveaway:
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  24. I like the Decoupage chest, 'Sunflowers and Talavera'

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  25. I follow

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  27. I would have to put it towards the Coconut shell mirror in Expresso Weave'.

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  28. I would buy the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet "Graceful"! Very pretty!

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  29. I'm a follower!

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  30. I'm a subscriber!

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  31. I would love to get a beautiful, exotic top like the ladies Beaded Cotton Tunic called Midnight Magic.

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  32. I'd get the Pearl and Carnelian bracelet "Glow"

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  33. I follow on GFC

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  35. I'm going for the "Sporty Chic" Leather Handbag, love the design, and I DO NEED a handbag!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  36. I follow, thank you.

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  37. Love the blown glass pitcher!!

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  38. i love the eclipse of blue pendant
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  39. I would get the Steel wine bottle holder, 'Space in Time'



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  40. I follow your blog


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  41. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle and tweeted

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  42. Daily Tweet:
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  43. Love Novica! I'd probably get the Revolution bracelet or a hammock :)

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  44. I follow you publicly on GFC!

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  45. Novica is fantastic! Thank you for adding a little extra to bring it up to the $88! It allows me to chose the leather handbag, "Mocha Spice" by Rosario Pazal!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  46. I follow you, newly, but now forever!

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    ps. Happy 4th everyone!

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  48. I think I would apply the GC to this fabulous handbag! http://handbags.novica.com/shoulder-bags/leather-shoulder-bag-medieval-messenger/171085/

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  56. I love their silk dresses- I love the jewelry...I can't decide.

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  57. follow publicly

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  64. I like the Wood bookends, 'Sleeping Man' (pair) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  71. If I won I'd love to purchase these items:

    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=147310

    and

    http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/favorites/sterling-silver-drop-earrings-bold-admiration/165568/

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  72. I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

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  75. I requested to be your Facebook Friend and I updated my status. :) ID: Lynda Castillo

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  76. 1- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/novica-giveaway_08.html

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  77. 2- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/novica-giveaway_08.html

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  78. 3- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
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  79. I’m your twitter follower. ID: Lyndadawinda

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  91. I like the hemp and cotton handbag Bamboo Lanna!
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  98. The Stoneware tea set, 'Hibiscus Leaves' (set for 2) is lovely. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  101. I like the cute set of 'stars' appetizer plates!

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