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Summer Beach Swag Giveaway with Jessica Robertson, Pedi Princess, Red Water Designs and My Beads!

Summer is officially here…YAY!

Of course, that means we have stuff to give away from some great brands…DOUBLE YAY! While we are getting some stuff together for the guys for another giveaway, this one is perfect for any teen girl who wants to add some pizzazz to her personal style this beach season.

Let’s check out what is included in our giveaway:

First up, we have some beauty items from the Jessica Robertson Collection (of Duck Dynasty fame) by Podz Eyewear and Dr. Sun Rx:

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Jessica Robertson Collection Sunglasses – Find your own signature style in Jessica’s handpicked Sunglass Collection. These fresh, on-trend shades are available in black, red and brown and will keep you looking cool in the heat. $12.00 at your favorite local tanning salon. Our lucky winner will get the red pair, as shown above

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Jessica Robertson Collection Facial Bronzing Powder – Keep your tan luminous and your skin glowing with this 3-in-1 bronzer that has just the right amount of color and moisture in its unique formula. This tinted powder gives sheer, natural-looking color while being skin-conditioning providing a smooth, never splotchy application. The natural tint works for all skin types and is ideal for enhancing a skin tone or strengthening and prolonging a tan. $20.00 at www.drsuncosmetics.com or your favorite local tanning salon. Our winner will receive one bronzer pack

aLipglossJessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss – Look polished even while sunning and swimming with pout-perfecting lip glosses. Available in 6 luscious colors: Cherry Red, Berry, Nude, Peach Mango, Iced Mocha and Cotton Candy. Why not get one of each? $7.00 at your favorite local tanning salon. Our winner will get ONE OF EACH lip gloss–the entire set!

Now that we have covered the face…its time to move onto the feet. The next piece in our giveaway is a pair of Pedi Princess flip flops!

Fashion and interior designer Laura Slipak grew tired of waiting around for her pedicure to dry and smudging her fresh polish.  This sparked an idea; to create a cute flip flop with built in toe separators that were fashionable and comfy enough to wear inside and out. Pedi Princess was born! Gone are the days of hobbling out of the nail salon with uncomfortable tissue paper jammed between your toes, or wearing rubbery toe separators that are destined to be in a landfill for centuries. Now there is a designer flip flop that saves your pedicure, the environment AND your time. Just slip on your flip flops, polish your toe nails and go!

  • Available in XS (3-4-perfect for girls!), S(5-6), M(6.5-7.5), L(8-9), XL( 9.5-10.5)
  • Come in a variety of eye-catching patterns and colors
  • Adorned with a blingy rhinestone at the straps and each toe separator

Pedi Princess is available at wholesale prices or can be purchased for $15-$20 online at www.pediprincess.com.  One word of caution…they run small, so order one size bigger than your actual foot size. They are also available in select boutiques, hair salons, nail salons and gift shops around the country. Our winner will receive one pair, size 5-6 (for small feet).

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Now that we’ve got your face and feet ready for summer, how about a little bling for your wrist? The next item in our giveaway is a beautiful piece from The Elements Collection by Red Water Designs.

Sometimes a bracelet isn’t just a bracelet, it is a message, a spiritual token, a healing agent. Red Water Designs combines the beauty and ethereal quality of natural gemstones with their deeper meaning in The Elements Collection — jewelry that focuses on the 4 Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.

Each piece in the Elements Collection focuses on a key element and comes with a card detailing the personality trait and healing properties associated with the element and stones, making it the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Need a gift for a new graduate? An Air Element Bracelet will inspire them to be positive and adaptable as they go out into the world. Would you like to get a special gift for the mom in your life? A Water Element bracelet will let her know you value her generosity and trust.

Since each piece comes with a detailed card about both the element and gemstone featured in the piece, you provide a story with your gift that will be valued as much as the beautiful jewelry design.

Red Water Designs was created out of a desire to see jewelry that is based on simplicity. Hailing from the once jewelry capital of the US– Rhode Island,Red Water Designs is a fashionable line that is straightforward as well as spiritual in their approach. By capturing the beauty and power of the 4 Elements into their jewelry, each design brings simplicity and well being into the everyday.

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Finally, we take care of your ears with a new way to stop your headphones from getting tangled.

My Beads has created a creative and stylish way to decorate your headphones while also preventing them from getting snarled up. You can create a pattern with your favorite colors or even your school colors. Each bag contains a whopping 500 beads, which are a breeze to apply to your headphone cord. Our winner will receive one bag of My Beads for free!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR TWK READERS: ENTER CODE VG5NENB8 AND GET 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE when ordering from MyBeadsUSA.com!

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So to sum up, here is what our winner will get (the exact items are pictured below):

1. A pair of Pedi Princess flip flops (size 5-6)
2. One Red Water Designs bracelet (“Air”)
3. One bag of 500 My Beads for your headphones
4. Jessica Robertson Collection Sunglasses
5. Jessica Robertson Collection Lip Gloss Set (6 total)
6. Jessica Robertson Collection Bronzer

How to enter:

1. Follow @teenswannaknow on Instagram
2. Post a pic of your favorite thing about summer. You can enter more than once and increase your chances of winning–each different picture counts as an entry!
3. Mention @teenswannaknow in your description and use the hashtag #TWKgiveaway in each picture posted
4. Winner will be DM’d once selected, and must reply within 48 hours with a mailing address
5. Contest open only to those residing within the United States, as we will only ship to US addresses.

We will pick one random winner from all entries received by 11:59 PM on Thursday July 2nd, 2015. SIMPLE! We’ll also follow you back if you enter and follow all the rules.

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Bring Out Your Inner Ballerina With Comfy Linge Ballet Flats

Feeling nostalgic for your ballet days as a little girl? Or maybe you just want some super comfy flats that are suitable for both just lounging around or a stroll around the mall?

Then check out the ballet flats made by Linge Shoes!

What we like about them:

  • High quality, soft and supple leather
  • Stretchy ankle strap and front drawstring keep them from slipping off
  • Suede bottom for grip and comfort
  • Come in 6 nice bright colors
  • Can roll up or fold up to be carried in a purse — great for travel or to change out of your high heels

$39, available in 6 colors at lingeshoes.com
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Accessorize Like a Celebrity for Graduation with Shatra Designs

The following is a sponsored post.

Graduation is coming up, and for many of you, this is the biggest moment of your life so far. This means its time to celebrate!

If you are looking to hit graduation parties in style, or want a way to stand out from the crowd in the fall once college starts, check out the one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry for both guys and girls offered by Shatra Designs.

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The pieces are high quality, with a bohemian-spiritual vibe to them (think Coachella) thanks to artisanal craftmanship plus the design work which features such motifs such as The Buddha, feathers, love medallions, skulls, keys, and natural beads.

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Spotted wearing the pieces are showbiz stars like Marcia Gay Harden (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Trophy Wife), Harry Connick Jr. (American Idol, Dolphin Tale), and Christian Milian — lending some Hollywood clout to the funky, eclectic necklaces and bracelets made from materials such as onyx, leather, agate, gold, silver, red crystals, bone, and lava.

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These are premium products, so expect to pay a bit more than you would down at the mall, but don’t you deserve the best for making it through four years of high school? : )

Check out Shatra Designs on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Prom/Graduation Skincare Giveaway! CapriClear, Jojoba Oil, Swim Spray, ScarAway, AcneFree

With Prom season well underway and Graduation right around the corner, it’s time to highlight some great products to keep your skin in “primo” condition for some of the most memorable times of your life.

And, of course, these great brands have also provided some GIVEAWAY SWAG…you can enter to win all of these great items at the bottom of this post.

So let’s get right into the products. First up we have CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer:

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CapriClear is an all-natural, exceptionally pure and gentle spray-on moisturizer designed to hydrate and soothe even the most sensitive skin using a single, highly effective ingredient: 100% fractionated coconut oil. Fractionated coconut oil (FCO), also known as Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, is extracted from whole coconut oil. It is the purest and most stable form of coconut oil available, offering all of the ingredient’s skincare benefits, without the fragrance. FCO also has natural antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. CapriClear can be used by all skin types and people of any age. It can even be used on the delicate skin of babies and children. It is great for anyone who is sensitive to ingredients commonly found in skin care products. CapriClear also bears the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™, and is part of the Eczema and Sensitive Skin Education (EASE) program. CapriClear has proven clinically effective in helping to relieve symptoms associated with eczema and atopic dermatitis such as flaking, cracking, itching, scaling, redness, etc. It also penetrates the skin to help improve the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. CapriClear is free of fragrances, emulsifiers, dyes, preservatives, additives, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PABA, gluten, and other toxins that can cause skin irritation. CapriClear is sold in a full size 5.2 oz bottle (MSRP $19.99) over-the-counter and is available at fine retailers including ULTA, Harmon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, drugstore.com, AskDerm.com, GreenCupboards.com and more.

Next is 100% Natural Australian Jojoba from The Jojoba Company Australia:
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Jojoba is pure bottled goodness with just one ingredient and multiple uses.  Made exclusively with 100% natural Australian jojoba grown, nurtured and harvested on the company’s own farm, this lovely liquid acts as a natural moisturizer and skin soother, makeup remover, hair, scalp, hand and cuticle conditioner, and more. Jojoba is a wax ester, a key component of healthy, young human skin, which allows skin to “recognize” jojoba as its own, and allows it to absorb deeply for greater hydrating benefits.

With the end of the school year comes pool parties, and the next product in our giveaway, SwimSpray, helps eliminate chlorine odor and irritation from hair and skin.

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 Invented by a swimmer, SwimSpray is a 100% natural Vitamin C-based technology. Swimspray solves the problems chlorine leaves behind – strong chlorine odor; dry, itchy, and irritated skin; bleached, straw-like hair; etc.  Leave the chorine smell where it belongs – poolside.

“I’m absolutely addicted to SwimSpray,” says Olympian Chloe Sutton. “I don’t know how I ever got along without it. The biggest thing that I’ve noticed is that my hair and skin are so much healthier.  My hair feels lighter since it’s not weighed down by the chlorine, and I no longer get itchy dry skin.  And it neutralizes chlorine from my swimsuit.”

Suffer from acne scars or other skin blemishes? ScarAway is a miraculous product — we can vouch for it at Teens Wanna Know because we have used it to great results. Read on to find out what it does.

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ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets effectively shrink, flatten and fade hypertrophic (raised) and keloid scars. Using advanced patented silicone technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgeons,this medical-grade scar treatment product providesthe ultimate in non-invasive, drug-free scar treatment. Ideal for scars caused from surgical procedures, injuries or burns. Scars may feel softer in just a few days, with visible results seen in as little as 4-8 weeks. Delivers slight pressure directly to the scar and mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’sappearance and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. May be used on any skin tone and on scars that are old or new. Each ultra-thin, breathable, washable sheet lasts up to one week; remove while bathing or showering and keep in convenient storage case that comes with each kit.

And finally, speaking of acne, our last item AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray will help you clear up right before your big Prom or Graduation night.

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Everyone wants to avoid zits on their face. But one acne problem which affects teens all over, and which hardly gets any attention from acne treatment makers, is body acne. AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray addresses body acne with an effective spray that helps reach those difficult places, like your back. Containing the very effective main ingredient of Salicylic Acid, it also contains some moisturizers to help keep your skin supple and soft.

TEENS WANNA KNOW PROM/GRADUATION SKINCARE GIVEAWAY!!!

Win all this stuff below if you are chosen as part of our random drawing.

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Daphne Blunt from Fanlala.com and Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It” Reveals Her Top 5 NOW Fashion Trends

Daphne Blunt is a teen actress, host, singer, and blogger who also just happens to have a bit of an obsession with all things fashion. 

You might have spotted her interviewing celebrities such as The Vamps for Fanlala.com, or heard her on Radio Disney’s “My Dream” where she played Kayla — or perhaps you saw her recently on the top-rated “I Didn’t Do It.” Despite her busy schedule, we got her to share a few of her top fashion tips for our readers.

Hello there lovely readers!

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Daphne Blunt and I am 17. I’m a host and red carpet reporter. You may have seen me on Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It and I recently started my own fashion blog www.tostylewithlove.com.

I have been fashion-obsessed since I was a wee toddler and I always try and keep up with what is on trend. Trends come and go and they are not all actually stylish, but here are 5 trends I actually adore right now!

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It’s not just a shirt it’s also a dress! These dresses re timeless and can work for all occasions. Dress them up with some heels and statement necklace or dress them down with some leggings and flats. Either way it is super chic.

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Overalls are back from the 90s and better than ever. There are loads of different styles these bad boys come in and there are a million and one ways to style them.

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I love the grungy and edgy feel this type of boot has. It can take any look and flip it upside down. They still have a feminine feel but go right along with the “men’s wear for women” trend.

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A big nice knit is my favorite thing this time of year. When paired with a tighter fitting bottom and some nice boots you cannot go wrong. Just cuddle up with some hot apple cider by the fire and have a perfect fall evening.

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I am utterly obsessed with matching separates. Whether they are a skirt, pants, shorts or whatever — I love matching separates! They are really put together looking and always make for a quick easy outfit.

For more style tips, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DaphneBlunt and check out my blog www.tostylewithlove.com!

Holiday Gift Idea: Cate & Chloe VIP Jewelry Box Subscription

It’s hard to resist the draw of the bling.

Shiny stones and gleaming metal are especially prized during the holiday gift-giving season. And one company is making it easy, to give your jewelry-loving friends and family (or yourself) a monthly fix of some nice pieces at a very affordable price.

Cate & Chloe offer their “VIP Box” which features two pieces of jewelry, including a pre-release piece from their upcoming collections, for a monthly subscription price of $39.99. According to the company, each shipment is worth at least $200 retail.

Here you can see what we got in our sample box. Notice the sweet, sweet gleam off the rock on the necklace!

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While the jewelry we received was quite beautiful, we take the stated retail prices with a grain of salt. They are based on the prices on Cate & Chloe’s own website, and a quick online search reveals that similar items are priced at around the same level as the discounted price. In other words, Cate & Chloe’s VIP Box offerings appear to be priced at a fair market value, rather than be some huge discount.

Also, if you are looking for solid gold and silver, and real diamonds, look elsewhere, as Cate & Chloe offer mostly silver- and gold-plated items with cubic zirconia or simulated diamonds. Of course, we really cannot expect solid gold and real diamond jewelry anywhere on earth for $20 apiece, can we?

Still, to have two very nice pieces of jewelry delivered to your door for $39.99 per month and free shipping is pretty awesome, and from what we can tell they have an good customer service department should you encounter any issues.

Check them out at http://www.cateandchloe.com/

Cool & Edgy Teen Gift Ideas for the Holidays from Redbubble – GIVEAWAY!!!

Its almost our favorite time of the year – Holiday season! We just love spending time with family members and friends, and eating all that good food is a bonus.

Another bonus is, of course, PRESENTS!

If you are looking for something cool for yourself, or perhaps want to impress someone with a gift that stands out this year, check out some of the designs from Redbubble below. And if you want a chance to win some of them…scroll down a bit more to ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY!

Before we show off some of the products, let’s talk about what makes Redbubble cool. First, you can buy stuff with your own designs on them…or even sell them to other people and make money. Second, the designs here are a notch above what you might find on typical “print your own stuff” websites. Redbubble has a strong community of artists and designers who sell there, so you will find edgier, higher-quality artwork — all of it beautifully rendered on premium materials.

Okay, have a look at some of the cool samples they sent us!

Special Thanks to our model: Keira Pena

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Pretty cool stuff right? Want some? Well, one lucky winner is going to get the following as part of our Teens Wanna Know Redbubble Giveaway!

V-Neck T-shirt in Medium Size, iPhone 6 Plus Case, and Totebag

To Enter:

Simply follow @teenswannaknow on Twitter and tweet the following line from your account by 10/31/14:

I’ve entered to win the @redbubble prize pack of cool swag from @teenswannaknow at http://bit.ly/1tB9PnP #giveaway

Contest is open to U.S. addresses only. We will pick one (1) random winner on 11/01/14, who will receive the 3 items pictured above (V-neck shirt, iPhone 6 Plus case, totebag). Winner will be notified by DM on Twitter, so must be following @teenswannaknow in order to be eligible to win.

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$50 Prep Sportswear Giveaway from Teens Wanna Know!

What better way to start the school year off than with some free sports gear?

Well, enter our EZ photo caption contest below and you could be a winner!

Prep Sportswear is giving away $50 in customized sports gear perfect for back to school. They have two cool new collections this season, including their Tonal design collection that offers a low-key way to show loyalty to your favorite team, school, or city:

Tonal Design Hats

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and their new Sparkle Twill applique design that is super sparkly for those who want some attention!

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They have lots of things to choose from, including jerseys, sweats, backpacks, sports bags, iPhone skins, blankets and more. You get to pick whatever you like if you are the winner of this contest.

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To enter the contest, provide a funny caption to this picture of a baby by commenting below (where it says “Leave a Reply”). The judges at Teens Wanna Know will pick ONE lucky winner who we think came up with the funniest one, who will receive a one-time code redeemable for $50 at prepsportswear.com:

The rules:

1.You can post up to three(3) captions each day from 8/11/14 to 8/15/14.
2. A winner will be picked by Teens Wanna Know staff, who’s decision is final — although we may share your caption on our social media accounts to ask our fans for help in picking the best!
3. Keep it PG, family-friendly. No profanity.
4. All entries will be moderated and we may remove any at our sole discretion and for any reason.
5. Contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014. Winner will be announced shortly thereafter here and on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
6. We reserve the right to modify/add to these rules during the contest should we have forgotten something important!
7. Only one winner will be picked and will receive, via email or other electronic means, a code for $50 to spend at prepsportswear.com. The code is for one-time use, and expires December 31, 2014.
8. If you are the winner, you agree to allow us to use your caption however we see fit, such as promotional use, social media, printed items, etc. in exchange for your $50 prize.
9. If you do not reply to our communication regarding claiming your prize within 48 hours of us sending it, we may award the prize to another entrant.
10. You must comment using a valid email address so that we may contact you if you win. Invalid email addresses will not allow us to reach you, and you will forfeit your prize.
11. Contest open to those residing in the United States of America only.
12. Winner assumes responsibility for correct use of the $50 code and transacting with Prep Sportswear. Should any issues arise, winner will contact Prep Sportswear’s support department for resolution, not Teens Wanna Know.

UPDATE: Marcy Sohn is our winner!

 

Cute Summer Outfits and Accessories for Tweens and Teens (girls)

With Memorial Day celebrations out of the way, its time to focus on summer. And this includes summer fashion! Here are some select cute summer outfits for both tween and teen girls, with a few modeled by our very own junior red carpet interviewer Keira Peña!

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The Daisy Petal girls party tee, shown above in both marshmallow creme and black pearl, makes a great match with their ribbon skirt to create an elegant look for more  formal occasions, such as a late afternoon party or evening celebration. From our review samples, we can tell that maker Diviine Modestee pays attention to excellence in manufacturing, with high-quality fabrics that feel great against the skin and move just right. And the best part: they are affordable! 000IMG_0013 Another piece in the Daisy Petals line, this Tulle party dress works earlier in the day or even at the beach. It sports a ruffled hem and a satin bow tie 000Capture2For older girls seeking that retro 50’s look, perfect for a picnic, the Trapunto stitch trim dress from eShakti would make a cute summer outfit selection. 000bracelet And to make things interesting, check out this Rebel Star Silver Halo bracelet by South Florida’s HEET. Each piece is handmade out of quality materials, including premium leather. It’s a bit on the pricey side for most teens, but what a way to make a statement! 000IMG_0090 Finally, make sure to keep your lips and hands looking great with eos lip balm smooth spheres and everyday hand lotion, They are made with good stuff, mostly natural, and are paraben-free. You can find then at most major pharmacy chains, and are pretty cheap!

Out of Print Clothing – Making New Fashion from Old Classics

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Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester is a fan!


If you haven’t noticed from our celebrity interview web series, in addition to celebrities and the great music, movies, TV shows, and other creative stuff they do, we are also big fans of good news, charity and community work, and supporting positive social causes.

We also love when companies give back to the community in creative ways.

One such company is Out of Print Clothing, who not only brings back the art from literary classics and puts them on fresh gear, but also donates one book to a community in need for every item purchased through a partnership with Books for Africa.

According to the company, its mission is “to celebrate literature through fashion and help increase access to books around the world.”

So far, they have donated over 800,000 books! Right on!

Out of Print sells things like:

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  • tote bags
  • iPhone cases
  • jewelry
  • stationery
  • gift items

So, if you want to show off your book smarts while supporting a good cause, check out Out of Print Clothing!

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