Sometimes these will be product reviews/giveaways from my constantly overflowing blog email inbox. I'll always tell you when it's something like that, and I won't review or promote things that aren't awesome or a good fit for us. Sometimes it will just be random things I like a lot, that I've probably been meaning to tell you about for a long time. All of the time, it will be stuff I think you will like, I promise.
Which brings us to our first Ashley's Favorite Things post: HSN.
My awesome, intimidatingly cool hairdresser is always wearing amazing jewelry and I always ask where she gets it. When she first told me Home Shopping Network, I laughed a little and thought she might be kidding. She wasn't kidding, and I came to realize through her extensive jewelry collection that she is clearly an HSN addict.
I'm going to be completely honest here (and hope HSN doesn't hate me for it) but I was under the impression that the demographic was a far older audience than my trendy stylist. With some skepticism, I checked out their website since I'm not much of a television person and I found all kinds of stuff to buy. Which isn't always a great thing when you don't have a lot of money, but still, totally glad all of that stuff is there for the day that I do! (I always find a way.)
For instance, this:
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I've had that ring pinned on Pinterest since November and as luck would have it, I see it's on sale today. That's a sign from the shopping gods that it's time for us to be united.
I also have this pinned:
This medicine cabinet/hair tool organizer would save my small bathroom. I am so tired of all that junk being jumbled up under my only bathroom cabinet and having to untangle the cords. I'm buying that, too. I found it right before Christmas and Mr. Ashley said it wasn't a good time to buy myself things, but I think with the constant counter top presence of the flat iron, big curling iron, and blow dryer, he might be ready now.
So it turns out that HSN has all kinds of good stuff for people of all ages and interests, and I loved them far before they contacted me and offered a giveaway. They are currently promoting their new and improved website format that enables a more social shopping experience; it features social media integration and a user curated "Top 20" favorites feature that will surely help me find new things to buy that I may not have found on my own and gives discounts to those who help decide on the favorites through voting.
They're also doing a sweepstakes now through January 31st, so enter to win that for the chance at big prizes.
But what you've all been waiting for...they're giving 2 of you $10 gift cards! Leave a comment on this post through the end of the day on February 9th for a chance to be entered to win. And when I'm Oprah-rich, I owe all of the rest of you $10 HSN gift cards, don't let me forget.
And in the interest of full disclosure, they are going to give me a $10 HSN gift card for hosting the giveaway. This did not influence my opinion (it would cost at least $10,000 to get me to betray you all and even then I'd have to use sarcasti-font or something) but it did brighten my day. Gift cards are definitely among my favorite things and I am glad to share them with you.
So leave a comment below and get one of your own! I will choose via random number generator on February 8th. US entrants only, sorry international friends.
And thanks to HSN for bringing us nice things!