Christmas 2016 Giveaway: Gift Card from little pearls

It has been a while since I did a giveaway post. But since we are in the Christmas spirit, of course I squeezed in one.

Enter little pearls.

When Jaqueline first contacted me a few months ago about her new shop, where I found the most adorable hand-made baby shoes, I was almost convinced I wanted another baby. Just so that I could put them on my baby.

Just look at them…

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Birthday Giveaway (2/2): Mini Photo Session from Hannah Shan Photography

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It’s my 40th birthday week and I am so happy to be able to host 2 giveaways to celebrate this new decade of life! The first one started yesterday and here comes the second one…

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Hannah Shan comes originally from the Philippines and moved to Switzerland from Singapore. When she moved here, instead of looking for a 9-5 job, she decided to pursue her dream and started Hannah Shan Photography. Her passion is to take natural looking photographs with natural light and to capture real moments.

I found myself nodding my agreement to her statement: “I love to shoot at locations that are important to people, like their home, the kid’s favorite playground, or their favorite park”, because of course those are the best backgrounds for family photos. We want to immortalize moments as well as those places we hold dear! Although in our household it may include quick tidying up or pushing clutters out of the frame before shooting begins – well you understand, don’t you? 😉

Now let’s read again what you can win in this giveaway contest:

A Mini Session worth 150 chf, that includes:

  • Up to 45 minutes photo session
  • At a location of your choice*
  • 10 digital files
    *transport cost is not included if outside Lausanne

To enter the competition you have to let us know what winter activity you love to do with your loved ones – your other half/family/friends. Comments are accepted until Sunday 22 November 2015 at 11:59pm. The lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on this page. The winner will be contacted by email on Monday 23 November 2015 and must book the photo session soon after as the mini photo session must be done no later than 19 December 2015.

The goodness doesn’t end here as for all readers, there is a 10% discount for all photo packages (excl. mini session promotions). Just mention “Lausanne Mom” when booking photo sessions done by the end of February 2016.

Finally, you can also follow Hannah and her photos on facebook!

Good luck!



Winner announcement on 23 November 2015:

The winner of Mini Session from Hannah Shan Photography is….

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Comment #9! Congratulations Eri! You will hear from us by email personally.

I thank everyone for your participation and Hannah Shan for the possibility to host this giveaway!

Birthday Giveaway (1/2): Baby Gift Set from Mamastore

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It’s my 40th birthday week and I am so happy to be able to host 2 giveaways to celebrate this new decade of life! Here’s the first one from…

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Mamastore was launched by two mamapreneurs. Zuzka and Sisa are best friends, who recently ditched life in corporation in order to provide stylish essentials for modern mamas.

Seeing what they offer on their online store make me want to jump into a time machine and bring all those things back for my babies. Argh, seven years too late for us – but perhaps not for you! Or your sister or best friend!

Their current offers on the store couldn’t come more timely. As it gets colder and colder outside, they make sure that babies will remain warm while retaining all the comfort and style with all those blankets, feet warmer, footmuffs. There are everyday essentials too such as this adorable Chic Chick nursing pillows (where were you when I was still nursing?), nursing covers, and bamboo towels. Oh, I could go on and on.

To make it even more hard to resist, most products come from small labels (made in EU) and all promise premium quality as well as uniqueness in their approach, materials, design, and style. Of course, these mamas made sure all are machine washable.

For this giveaway, Mamastore has kindly offered this Swiss Chalet red Cuddle Up Baby Gift Set (photo below, value of chf99.90) to one lucky reader.

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To enter the competition you have to let us know the product(s) that you love the most from the store*. Comments are accepted until Sunday 22 November 2015 at 11:59pm. The lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on this page! Good luck!

Participant must have a valid Swiss address as Mamastore will ship the prize for free.

FYI If you’d like to purchase anything from Mamastore during their current promotion time, get 10% off by using code: LM10INTRO

 

*Do you want to know what I would choose? This blanket and these shoes! And the above mentioned nursing pillow, of course!


Winner announcement on 23 November 2015:

The winner of Baby Gift Set from Mamastore is…

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Comment #8! Congratulations Laura! You will hear from us by email soon.

I thank everyone for participating and Mamastore for the possibility to host this giveaway!

Mia Tui Bags Now in Switzerland – and there’s a Giveaway!

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Women and handbags! Yup, we know 🙂

I think you can imagine my excitement to host a giveaway for Mia Tui bags. These are bags that have won awards for their unique interiors and are designed with both style and practicality in mind. They are waterproof inside and out, and have multiple pockets designed with internal accessory bags so that you can change the use of your bags in an instant. That means that moms really don’t need to carry diaper bags that scream BABY. Stay stylish while having wipes and diaper handy, and you can even keep cold/warm milk in the insulated bottle holder.

Even better, it’s not just about mommy bags, as the complete range includes so many styles, colors and sizes. They are good for everyday use as well as to go to the gym, pools, and for traveling.

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As part of their launch day festivities Mia Tui Suisse are giving away one fabulous Grace bags in the gorgeous claret colour, worth chf75. To enter the giveaway, you must answer this question: “Why do you need a Mia Tui bag in your life?” Leave the answer in the comment section of this post until Monday, 26 May 2014 11:59pm. Winner will be picked via random.org and announce on this page. Good luck!

 

You can also follow Mia Tui Suisse (and their special offers) via their:
official shop
facebook
Twitter @miatuisuisse
or email them at suisse (AT) miatui.com


Winner announcement on 27 May 2014:

And random.org picked:

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Comment #14, left by Liew SL! Congratulations you lucky lady! You will receive a PM from me soon.

 

Those of you who didn’t win and are still struggling with your current bags/backpack/travel bag should grab the current offer from Mia Tui Suisse: 20% off all Minnie Amelie bags. The Minnie Amelie is the perfect bag for day trips or long weekends. This fab offer is available this Ascension holiday week only. To claim the discount, enter code HOLIDAY14 at checkout.

I wish to thank all of you who had participated in this giveaway and Mia Tui Suisse for the possibility of hosting this fab giveaway, as well as for bringing such great products here to CH!

Mother’s Day 2014 Giveaway: Gift Voucher from Little Mooshoo

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little-mooshoo-logoLittle Mooshoo is most likely the cutest littlest shop I have ever blogged about here. They don’t offer many things (yet), but obviously it’s never the intention of the founder. Tamara, a mother-of-two behind Little Mooshoo, created all clothes in their collection as limited edition and unique. There are no more than 16 pieces per item. She sourced the fabrics from Holland, created the pattern, and the clothes were then sewn locally by Textura in Lausanne (a company that aids women to go back to work) and by another mother in neighboring France. As someone who loves fabrics and had sewn my own kids’ clothes, this shop really looks like my dream!

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Little Mooshoo collection is highly inspired by 60s and 70s fashion. I don’t seem to be able to take my eyes away from those “alibaba pants” (photos above). They look so cool and ultra comfy. I think both my kids and I need one pair each 😉

They also offer cute girl swimsuits that are imported from China. Tamara told me that she was looking to source some cute swimwear fabric (which turned out to be very difficult to find) and came across these swimsuits.

For Mother’s Day, Little Mooshoo will kindly give one mother or mother-to-be a gift voucher worth EUR80. To enter the giveaway, take a look at the online shop and let us know in the comment which item you love the most. Comments are accepted until Saturday, 10 May 2014 11:59pm.

Good luck!


Winner announcement on 11.05.2014:

Random.org had decided, that the lucky mom is…

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the one leaving comment #8*: Eleni! Congratulations! You will hear from me via PM soon.

Winner or not, I’d like to congratulate all moms who participated and are reading this! Happy Mother’s Day and thank you for all you’ve done for all our children. Together we’ll make a generation greater than ever before! xx

And finally thank you Little Mooshoo for the possibility to host this giveaway!

*Eleni’s comment is officially #8, although shifted down one position due to a comment from Tamara, Little Mooshoo’s owner

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Rita Ambrosi Photography

I have been blogging here for 5 years. During those years I’ve covered many different topics, but there were a few that are always hot. One of them is family photographer.

I’m happy to learn that we now have Rita Ambrosi in Lausanne. Rita moved to Switzerland a little over a year ago with her husband and her little boy. They are from Mexico but have lived abroad for a couple of years now because of Rita’s husbands work.

Rita is passionate about photography and even more now that she’s a mother, as the photos allow her to go back in time and relive every moment with her son. Oh, don’t we all agree with that?

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Rita offers photo sessions for families, children, newborns, pregnancy, and couples. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Her current rate is very reasonable: CHF150 for a 2-hour session on location.

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For this Valentine’s giveaway, Rita kindly offers one 2-hour session on location to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment and let us know what your biggest problem is when it comes to documenting your children’s life. Don’t have good camera? Lack of skill? Too busy running after them? Or perhaps you don’t have any problem and want to share your secret? 🙂 Comments are accepted until 18 Feb 2014 11:59pm. As usual, one winner will be picked by random.org and announce on this page. Good luck!

 

Rita’s portfolio and other info can be found here:

Rita Ambrosi
www.ritaambrosiphoto.com
ritaambrosiphoto (AT) gmail (DOT) com


Winner announcement on 19 February 2014

random.org has decided that the winner is…

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comment #17! Congratulations, Hannah!
I’m sure you’ll have tons of great family photos to cherish for decades 🙂

Many thanks to all of you who had participated and to Rita for the possibility to host this giveaway xx

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Saskia van Hal

Update on 29.03.2017: Since this post went public, Saskia has changed her business name to Saskia van Hal. The links on this post has been updated accordingly, but not those on the photos.

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I have to make a disclaimer that I very rarely do professional treatment for my nails. I always believe that my nails are healthy and I feel confident leaving them au naturel.

But… whenever I saw nails like these in the photo below…

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Oh. My. God.

*excuse me while I pick up my my jaw*

Oh, gorgeous nails and hands, how I want you!

 

I’m dreaming now. But the good news is, this dream could come true.

Introducing Saskia Van Hal, an English nail technician based in Etoy. Saskia used to live in Nyon and now in Etoy, she’s looking to reach out towards ladies in Morges-Lausanne.

Saskia offers manicures and pedicures, in classic and luxury treatments. She’s using a few top nail products. The regular nail polish she uses is Vinylux – a 7-day manicure. The other brand new treatment she’s really excited about offering is IBX. It doesn’t seem to be available elsewhere in Switzerland (so that at the moment she thinks she has an exclusive!).

This is what Saskia said about her service and the product:

My priority is to provide prescriptive nail care for my clients and give them the very best system/product for their nails. IBX is amazing and fits right into my professional ethos which is to take care of nails and not ruin them! You can think of IBX as the same as a Keratin treatment for hair where strength & moisture is locked in for months. For those who have weak or damaged nails, this puts an end to splitting, peeling and breaking nails. It’s a game-changer for both natural nail clients as well as gel polish users.

In the photo below you can see the before-and-after of IBX treatment on a brittle nail. Impressive, isn’t it?

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So now, to the best part – the giveaway! Valentine’s Day is about love, so what could be more perfect than showing ourselves some love? We always deserve some pampering, don’t we, mamas? And the timing! Spring starts soon, toes are supposed to be out again!

Saskia will give one lucky reader a Luxury Marine Spa pedicure with Vinylux finish, plus a small bottle of high grade cuticle oil (Solar Oil) – a total value of 87chf. The treatment would need to be at her home salon in Etoy, takes around 1.5 hours.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and tell us if you had problems with your nails (or not) and what kind of treatment you do or would like to try. Comments are accepted until 16 Feb 2014 at 11:59am. As usual, the winner will be picked by random.org and announced on this page.

Good luck!

Find more info about Saskia and the products she’s using on Saskia’s site and facebook page.


Winner announcement on 18 Feb 2014:

And random.org picked…

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Comment #4! Congratulations Natalie, who also just had her second son! You certainly deserve some pampering!

I thank you all for your participation and Saskia for kindly provided the giveaway prize. xx

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End of 2013 Holiday Giveaways: Gift Certificate from Jubilane

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Yesterday I posted a list of online toy shops that I like. Jubilane was one of them. But Jubilane offers many more than just toys. There are things for baby, young children, parents and parents-to-be: from pregnancy items to nursery decor to diapers to freezable lunch bag. They also offer a gift wrapping service, so that if you had family back home who would like to send presents to your children, why not tell them that they can order on Jubilane and send it to you. I’m sure shipping would be cheaper and you avoid having to pay a hefty VAT + custom fee.

Jubilane also has a physical shop, located in St-Legier in case you prefer to see the items in person (see the address at the end of the post).

 

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For this end of the year festivities, Jubile will giveaway one gift certificate worth CHF100 to one lucky reader. To enter the contest, check Jubilane website and pick your favorite toy or game*. Then leave a comment on this post and let us know which one. Comments are accepted until Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 11:59pm. Winner will be picked randomly by random.org, announced here on this post and will also get a PM from me.

Good luck!

 

Jubilane Boutique
Route des Deux Villages 72
1806 St-Légier, Switzerland
tel. + 41 (0)21 943 2400
Please consult the opening hours here.

 

*Yup, I know it’s not an easy task to only select one. I like too many to list 😉 but if I must choose one now, I’d pick Green Toys’ Ferry Boat with Cars. The only problem then would be getting my tot out of the bath!

**Images courtesy of Jubilane


Winner announcement on 3 December 2013:

And the lucky reader is:

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comment #5 by Monica! Congratulations! You will hear from me regarding the gift certificate.

Thank you all for participation and Jubilane for the possibility to host this giveaway! xx

End of 2013 Holiday Giveaways: Custom Handmade Crochet Hats from Gros Bisou

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I have a weakness for handmade items so that I am really happy to host a giveaway for Gros Bisou.

Hayley, the owner of Gros Bisou, sells handmade crochet items including hats for kids. She makes them up as custom to what the buyer is after. Below you can see photographs of owl and minion hats that she had previously sold. Obviously the most adorable way to keep those little heads warm!

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All order comes gift wrapped in colored acid-free paper. Before sending out, photos from all angles are sent to clients to ensure they have got what they asked for. Hayley also regularly buys new patterns to build the collection. For hats, she usually charges CHF15 per hat (plus postage). After Christmas, Gros Bisou will start with baby shower packages with items for moms and babies. For more photos of previous handmade items, please go to Gros Bisou facebook page.

For this giveaway, Gros Bisou offers one winner a package of 3 hats of his/her choice (a value of CHF52). These would be ideal as stocking fillers as Hayley is prepared to finish all three hats before Christmas. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and let us know what kind of hats you would like to have if you won the contest. Fell free to put several choices, as you may win three hats! Please note that it doesn’t mean that you will get those hats as it depends on the patterns that Hayley already had or plan to have. Contest is open until Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 11:59pm. One winner will be picked by ramdom.org and announced on this page.

Good luck and stay warm!

*Images courtesy of Gros Bisou


Winner announcement on 27 November 2013

And the lucky winner is:

winner-hatComment #4 by Hayley! Congratulations! It’s quite funny to see random.org picked a Hayley to get prizes from another Hayley!

I thank everyone for participating and Gros Bisou for the possibility to host this giveaway! Please check the blog in the next weeks as we still have plenty of fab giveaways!

End of 2013 Holiday Giveaways: Voucher from Paper & Party Love

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I think you’re going to really love me, as I managed to get awesome offers for Lausanne Mom’s end-of-the-year giveaways 😉 There will be at least one giveaway per week and here’s the first one to win!

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If you have been following this blog for a while, you should know how I loooooove to decorate my kids’ birthday parties, and thus adore beautiful party items.

See the black & white polka dots paper cup below?

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I seriously NEED to throw a black and white polka dot party!

Ok, ok, enough about me and my parties. Let’s talk about YOUR party. Do you want to throw a beautiful party? With the help of Paper & Party Love, it’s gonna be easy. Take a look at the online store, and go awwww like me.

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I personally think that The Holiday Collection is not to be missed – Gold Confetti Napkins? Silver Glitter Polka Dot Wine Bag? And those Holiday Pinwheels? After the holidays are over, they would make fab decorations for a teenager’s party!

I’m a huge fan of printable party packs and had used many for our family’s parties. It’s so exciting to see the party printables in Paper & Party Love shop. The collections start from simple printable invitations that you can customize with your little one’s name and age, dinner party printables, up to the full pack of party printables in different themes (which include many items such as invitation, welcome sign, favor tags, cupcake wrappers, etc).

The owner of Paper & Party Love, Carla, also blogs. Check her blog for tips on decorating parties. There is also a facebook page that you can “like” and get notified when new products or special offers come to the shop.

And for the best part, there is a Paper & Party Love gift voucher worth CHF100 that one of you can win. To enter the giveaway contest, leave a comment on this post, with an answer to this question: “What is the most stressful part of organizing a party?”*

Comments are accepted until Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 11:59pm. One winner will be randomly picked by random.org and announced on this blog post.

Good luck!

 

*If someone asked me that question 3 years ago, I would say “choosing a venue”, as we used to live in a teeny tiny apartment – there was no way we could invite many people. Now that our house is more spacious, it’s not a problem anymore. But as my daughter is getting older, I always need to come up with “fun theme” and then “programs of the party”. That could be stressful, although in a fun way 🙂

 

**Images courtesy of Paper & Party Love


Winner announcement on 25 Nov 2013:

And the winner is:

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comment #2 by Dina! Congratulations!

I thank all of you who participated and Paper & Party Love for the possibility to host this giveaway. It was a lot of fun! xx

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