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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fair Ivy - surprises and handmade gift ideas. *CONTEST*!!!

This is my 100th post and to celebrate I have given my blog a bit of a facelift, including changing my logo [now there is a CityGirl attached to CityGirl :) ]. Check out my fabulous graphic designer here. Also, I am having a Fair Ivy Giveaway, so read this post to find out what they're all about, and be sure to enter!

I was recently introduced to Fair Ivy - they've taken the secret pal idea and brought it to a whole 'nother level. You just pick one of their 'surprises' - it won't show what it is, just a hint as to what it could be (so this way you can treat yourself and you won't know what your getting!) The surprises you can pick range in price  from $0-5; $5-10; $10-20 and $20 +. They are categorized under: babies, everyone, girls, men, pets, women.

Oh li li (from fairivy.com)
This is what I sent myself :) to try out the service. I didn't know what it was, only that it was $5.00 plus shipping,  for women, and described as "We have decided to call it a day and pamper ourselves with this flowery and bubbly item". Shipping ranges from $2-10, and it depends on package size and weight. I paid $4.90 for shipping, and was pleased to see I wasn't overcharged, as the shipping label from USPS said $4.90 exactly. Fair Ivy is located in California, and ships to U.S, Canada, U.K, and Australia, (with restrictions on some items). 

What was inside? 

Upon opening the box - a welcome card.

It's wrapped exactly like the photo on the website (cute little flowers!)

Oooh - handcrafted soap! Smells exactly like Lilac - heavenly!
I love the sparkly detailing and design on the top of the soap!

The soap was crafted by Pitter Pattern Designs.

Overall I thought this was a super-cute item and it would be a great way to give a little surprise gift to a friend. I believe they are working on a subscription-based service in the future. Fair Ivy also runs contests (like their facebook page for more info) and I was lucky enough to win the giveaway they had going on for these sweet lollipop earrings!

(from fairivy.com) - I cannot wait for these to arrive - how cute!

Now for my giveaway. To celebrate CityGirl reaching 100 posts in total on my blog, I'm giving away a fair ivy surprise. Who knows what it will be? If you win, be sure to tell me what the surprise was! Enter via the rafflecopter form (you can earn up to 5 entries!)


  1. Congratulations on 100 posts and here's to many more!

  2. Congrats!! thats certainly a milestone!!

  3. Congrats on 100 posts I'm just 25 away from that number myself. Here's to your continued success in the future!

  4. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  5. congrats to you! this is a very cool idea, thanks for sharing it with us I definitely want to check it out!

  6. congratulations on 100! i'm about to reach only half of that but still a milestone :) thanks for holding this :)
    love the new layout too!

  7. Love the new banner/logo! very chic :)

  8. Wow, something I didn't know about that I can get addicted to! lol. Thanks for the chance! How cute are your earrings! yay!

  9. i love the earings you won! thanks!

  10. You're just plain awesome! I think I may buy one of these for my sister!

  11. Wow, thank you so much!!! This totally made my yucky day!!! :) I'm really excited and very appreciative! :)


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