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My Secret To Revealing Younger Looking Skin With @BootsBeautyUSA (+ GIVEAWAY) #MyBestSkin

November 25th, 2015 by Christen

The holidays are filled with reuniting with family and friends plus photos for Facebook and Instagram – the last thing I need is cold weather ushering in dry skin dilemmas.  Dull, flaky skin and dark spots are not welcomed on this face and it only takes one sub-par selfie to remind me to supercharge my skincare regimen with the UK’s #1 beauty brand –  Boots No7.


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Lucky for me, youthful genes run in the family and I don’t have to stress out about wrinkles and fine lines anytime soon.   But that doesn’t give me the green light to neglect proper care for my skin.  Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum is the prevention care that my skin needs, it’s easy to use and provides easy-to-see results.  After 2 weeks, skin looks younger and more radiant; by 4 weeks, skin looks clearer, and fine lines are visibly reduced.


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As a “wash-and-go” kinda girl, I don’t have a lot of time fuss over my face in the morning.  Using the Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum is as easy as it gets.  After cleaning my face, I simply apply the serum and go!  (To fight off dry winter skin, I also use No7 Beautiful Skin moisturizing cream & Youthful Eye serum to boost protection and keep the ashy face at bay.)


What comes next is soft, hydrated skin that looks completely refreshed, renewed and ready to snap a throwback selfie reminiscent of my high school years!  (It’s no wonder 80% of women said this serum provided the best anti-aging results they had ever seen!)


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The beauty behind Boots, is that no matter what stage your skin is in, they have skincare for everyone! Boots No7 offers four anti-aging skincare ranges that target different stages of skin aging and concerns.

No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced: Powerful prevention that protects skin from future signs of aging, keeping it looking younger for longer.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced: This serum restores visibly younger looking skin and is intended to combat deeper lines and wrinkles.

No7 Life & Luminate Day & Night Serum: This powerful duo targets three key signs of visible aging: wrinkles, lack of firmness, and uneven skin tone.

No7 Restore & Renew Day & Night Serum: Clinically proven to strengthen mature skin and reveal youthful radiance. This powerful serum duo works together to effectively target five key signs of aging in mature skin.


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Using Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum has unveiled my best skin this season, why not discover how it can help you too!  Need to supercharge your skincare regimen?  Want a fresh/younger look in time for the holidays?  Enter to win 1 of 4 Boots No7 #MyBestSkin gift packs ($25-$30 Value) in two easy steps.

  1. Follow @BootsBeautyUSA on Twitter
  2. Tweet. “I’m ready to reveal #MyBestSkin with @BootsBeautyUSA and @DivasandDorks – You can enter to win too!


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And just like that you’re entered to win and on your way to discovering younger looking skin!  Four winners will be selected at random and notified by 12/7/15.


For more than 165 years, Boots has been committed to delivering products that offer real results for people all around the world. For more information and discover which No7 products are right for you, connect with Boots on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today or discover a variety of products online at


Apple iPad Pro Release Date Revealed! [Plus New Giveaway]

October 7th, 2015 by Christen

Remember a few months ago when the revolutionary Apple iPad Pro and Pencil was revealed? Discover the iPad pro release date and exactly when you can get your hands on the highly anticipated tablet below!

Apple unveiled its long-rumored larger iPad – the iPad Pro – at its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch event. Apple is even offering a stylus for the first time with the iPad Pro — something Steve Jobs famously joked was a sign of failure in both smartphones and tablets a couple years ago.

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The New iPad Pro Could Be An Entrepreneur’s Dream — But It Comes At A Hefty Price!

The iPad Pro is the most advanced and powerful iPad ever made. Its beautiful and large 12.9-inch Retina display has 5.6 million pixels and provides an immersive experience for content and apps. The iPad Pro is far and away the fastest iOS device ever made — its A9X chip beats most portable PCs in both CPU and graphics tasks, but is thin and light enough to hold all day.

Apple announced that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro would go on sale in November but never gave a concrete date. A new report claims it will actually be released in the first week of November, along with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories, which will set you back $99 and $169.

The iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi model, while the high-end 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular retails for $1,079.


But wait, there’s more…

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Our readers enjoyed our latest Rose Gold iPhone 6s + Apple Watch Instagram giveaway so much, that we’re bringing it back again!  Want to get your hands on the new iPad Pro before any of your friends?  Make sure to follow @DivasandDorks on Instagram and check daily for the announcement for your chance to enter to win!

How would you make the most out of winning a new iPad Pro?  Let us know in the comments section below!

Instagram Giveaway: Enter To Win A Rose Gold iPhone 6s + Watch This Weekend! #Contest

October 2nd, 2015 by Christen

You know we at LOVE a good gadget giveaway!  This time, we teamed up with a few other chic geeks for an AMAZING Apple iPhone 6s AND Apple Watch Giveaway!  Want to learn more? Well keep reading for details…




Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re hosting a super duper giveaway!  Fight Like a Girl and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness with our Rose Gold Apple Giveaway. You read right, you can enter to win the new smart and stylish Rose Gold Apple Watch sport and iPhone 6s this weekend!


PRIZE DETAILS: (1) 38mm Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport w/ stone band + (1) Rose Gold Apple iPhone 6s (Value: $1,048.00 +tax)
You know there’s a catch, right?  You have to be apart of our Instagram community to be eligible to win!



FIRST, you must follow @DivasandDorks on Instagram

SECOND, tag two friends in the comments who would love to win the iPhone 6s + Apple watch sport in Rose Gold.

LASTLY, click the photo to find the next person in the loop for even more chances to win!!


Check out Instagram to enter today – the contest ends Sunday, October 4th at 7pm (EST).

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Rose Gold iPhone 6s + Rose Gold Apple Watch Sport

Good Luck!!!


[UPDATED] Contest closed 10/4/15

[UPDATED] 10/5/15: Congratulations @JustBeHappy86 you’ve won our Rose Gold iPhone 6s + Rose Gold Apple Watch sport giveaway.  


Complete Our Survey For Your Chance To Win A $100 Gift Card Of Your Choice

September 11th, 2015 by Tech Staff

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We at value the opinions of our readers and we’re working twice as hard to bring you the news, reviews, features and content that you want most!  So it’s about time you tell us what you want to see!  Check out and complete the survey below for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card of your choice! (Can’t see the survey below? CLICK HERE.)

(Note: Eligible entries will be included in a drawing and one entry will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter to win.)
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Win A Trip To 2015 ESSENCE Festival® from StateFarm® #StateFarmGroove #ad

June 2nd, 2015 by Christen


Disclosure: The following promotional giveaway and content has been sponsored by State Farm®.


Spring is in full swing, Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means? It’s time to get ready for ESSENCE Festival®! This year makes it extra special, while I’ll be attending again as my fourth year – I’ll also be celebrating a very special milestone in my career and I’ve partnered with State Farm® to share the celebration with you!  This year, I’ll be celebrating FIVE YEARS as a entrepreneur and publisher of! Can you believe it? Five years ago, I took the leap of faith to walk away from my 10+ radio career to pursue my passion of style & technology and I haven’t looked back since.





I’ll admit, the road to entrepreneurship hasn’t been easy, but it’s been well worth it.  I’ve had my fair share of doubt and moments where my confidence wasn’t at it’s best.  Through it all, it’s been a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, but I think I’ve finally found my groove.  Some of my greatest accomplishments include attending the 2012 London Olympics, traveling across the country as a professional speaker, working as a television correspondent and more.  They say, the moment you choose a job that you love, then you’ll never have to work a day in your life. I’m finally living my dream daily and found a groove that was meant for me.




To celebrate, I’ve partnered with State Farm® and we want to know how you celebrate your life milestones for your chance to win a trip to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival® in New Orleans.  Want to enter? It’s easy! Share moves on Instagram using the hashtags #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry, for a chance to win a trip to the 2015 ESSENCE Festival® in New Orleans. These moves should be inspired by special moments that make you want to get up dance. Weddings and Graduations, are just a few milestones that’ll make me show off my groove moves – what about you?  Check out the two-step entry process below!


How to enter:

First, upload your photo/video to Instagram using #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry in your description.

Second, upload your photos through the official #StateFarmGroove website.

One lucky (1) winner will receive the following:

Round-trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to New Orleans
Four (4) nights, five (5) days hotel accommodations in New Orleans
Two (2) tickets per night to the ESSENCE Festival® concerts in New Orleans
Two (2) VIP Experience tickets (tickets to various VIP events provided by the ESSENCE Festival®)
Transportation to and from the New Orleans, LA, airport
The winner will appear in an ESSENCE and State Farm video on


See you in New Orleans!



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.

Tweeting + Texting Behind The Wheel? #ItCanWait + @ATT Giveaway

May 19th, 2015 by Christen

If you’ve been reading for a few years, then you know how year after year – AT&T has been leading the change to educate and advocate against the dangers of distracted driving.  As a matter of fact, AT&T has invested thousand of man hours and dollars in programming events, research and even partnering with Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile to spread the message that when it comes to multitasking while behind the wheel – It Can Wait.

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AT&T has expanded the It Can Wait campaign from a focus on texting while driving to include major smartphone driving distractions like tweeting, snapping selfies and checking email from behind the wheel.


[Must Read: “It Can Wait” Battles The Most Deadliest Days Of The Year]


New research from AT&T shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net, and surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat.  7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. While texting and emailing are still on the top of the list for distracted driving activities but now Facebook tops the list, with more than 25% of those surveyed admitted to using the app while driving.



AT&T is using the survey findings to help drive awareness of the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel, and to encourage life-saving behavior change. AT&T’s  working with social platforms and will launch a nationwide virtual reality tour this summer to show smartphone users that there’s no such thing as safe driving while using a smartphone. Twitter has even jumped on board with AT&T to share messages about the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel.

Samsung, Bose and Google will support the immersive tour experience, which will be delivered through Samsung Gear VR, with premium sound from Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. Google Cardboard will make it possible for people to use their own smartphones to see the 3D virtual reality program.

Since 2010 the “It Can Wait” program has helped drive awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and has inspired more than 6.5 million pledges not to text and drive.



[Must Read: Take The Pledge #ITCANWAIT]


This next chapter in the fight against distracted driving is dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of texting, snapping selfies, checking Facebook and Twitter from behind the wheel – No smartphone distraction is worth a terrible accident, or worse – losing a life.

To help spread awareness about the new leaders of distracted driving, has teamed up with AT&T to give away an amazing It Can Wait prize pack which includes a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, selfie stick, Beats By Dre Pill and more (EST value: $1000).  Enter for your chance to win below and help spread the message that when it comes to using your smartphone while on the road, “No ___  is worth a life”It Can Wait!

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Enter To Win An Unforgettable Experience With @EssenceMag @LincolnMotorCo #JourneyTheCity Contest

May 13th, 2015 by Christen

I’m beyond thrilled to partner with ESSENCE Magazine and Lincoln Motor Company to take the Journey Through The City contest nationwide!  Are you an aspiring fashion stylist or designer and ready to take your fashion-inspiration to the next level? Do you have a passion for photography and love sharing your your vision through your lens?  Are you a music and entertainment fanatic and want to share your gift of expression with the world?

Share your story and describe your personal journey for a chance to win a surprise dream day through New York City, Washington DC and Atlanta!  Discover how you can enter for the chance of a lifetime experience below!




I’m so excited to be partnering with ESSENCE Magazine and Lincoln Motor Company for the exclusive opportunity of a lifetime!  If you love fashion, photography or music and entertainment, ESSENCE Magazine and Lincoln wants to make  your dreams come true with an experience unlike any other.  We want to give you a chance to share your story and win big and entering is as easy as 1-2-3.

o   Tell ESSENCE how your city inspires you and your style!

o   You could win a dream experience in NYC’s hottest fashion scene and meet a celebrity stylist!

o   ESSENCE and Lincoln invite you to share your story for a chance to win a surprise dream day, chauffeured in the all-new 2016 Lincoln MKX and introducing you to one-of-a-kind experiences in New York’s fashion industry.


Enter the Journey Through The City contest today!


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Loving The Apple Watch? You Can Win One For You Or Mom Today! (Apple Watch Giveaway)

May 7th, 2015 by Tech Staff

Are you loving the Apple watch yet?  It’s been seen on celebrities and tech enthusiasts everywhere and the reviews are in!  According to the “CrowdFlower Apple Watch Social Data Study,” 55% of Apple Watch consumers (and potential consumers) are loving the new gadget, while 45% have tweeted a less-than-positive response.

To conduct this study, CrowdFlower [] — a data enrichment platform that collects, cleans, and labels big data sets —  analyzed more than** **30,000 individual tweets about the Apple Watch since its launch on April 24.  Other notable findings include:

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* 64% of women expressed positive feelings toward the new gadget, while men are less enthused at a 53% overall approval rating. (Sentiment about the product has slumped a bit since its official announcement, when almost 74% of women and over 56% of men were excited and intended to purchase it.)


* By far, the most-loved element of the Watch are the variety of apps, which were cited 56% of the time when discussing its positive features.  Specifically, Apple Watch owners tweeted in large numbers that the “health and fitness apps” are very useful and accurate.

How would you like a chance to win an Apple Watch of your own?  We have a special Apple Watch giveaway – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Show mom that you will love her till the end of time with the new smart and stylish #AppleWatch valued at $749!


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What you’ll win:  38mm Stainless Steel Case with Soft Pink Modern Buckle

Follow @DivasandDorks on Instagram today and look for the above giveaway graphic all day long and get access to enter the special contest before anyone else!  



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Disclosure: This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Give Your Smartphone A Makeover With @OtterBox Brazilian Pop By Nina Garcia (Giveaway)

July 28th, 2014 by Christen

Don’t you love it when functional accessories also express your personal style?  That’s why I’ve become a huge fan of the OtterBox brand of smartphone protection.  Gone are the days of drab, monotone cases of old, everything is anew with bold and electrifying prints, colors and more!  The latest installment of brilliant Symmetry designs comes OtterBox Brazilian Pop by fashion icon Nina Garcia.


OtterBox Brazilian Pop


The new OtterBox Symmetry Series is now available in a limited edition design created in collaboration with Project Runway judge Nina Garcia. Garcia brings her style and fashion industry expertise to this fashion-oriented case. Protection no longer comes at the expense of style with ‘Brazilian Pop!’ – a runway-ready blend of designer fashion and premium protection.


OtterBox Brazillian Pop


Must Read:  Balancing Protection And Style With OtterBox Symmetry Cases [Review]


OtterBox Brazillian Pop

Inspired by Brazilian street art, ‘Brazilian Pop!’ was created exclusively for Nina’s box. Quarterly is a box subscription service whereby influencers and celebrities, including Nina curate items and goods to send their followers and fans each quarter. The ‘Brazilian Summer #NGQ03′ box taps into this theme and ‘Brazilian Pop!’ reflects the movement, exploding with color and patterns.


OtterBox Brazillian Pop


The OtterBox Brazilian Pop Symmetry, is a vibrant mixture of tonal colors that is a welcome design into an ever-growing world of smartphone accessories.  The mix of prints, colors and graffiti-like optical illusion stands out among what’s considered fashionable smartphone accessories.  If you’re crazy about the tribal-trend like I am, you’ll absolutely love this stylish and protective case.


OtterBox Brazillian Pop


The OtterBox Brazilian Pop Symmetry case includes an inner rubber case, surrounding the power button, volume buttons and charging ports while a hard shell exterior protects the rear of the phone.  The raised beveled edge protects your smartphone screen, making a two-layered combination of intuitive protection.   That’s multiple layers of protection in one all-inclusive design!


OtterBox Brazillian Pop

The ‘Brazilian Pop!’ designer iPhone 5s cases and GALAXY S 5 cases are available to subscribers of the Nina Garcia ‘Brazilian Summer #NGQ03′ box and for a limited time on for $49.95 while quantities last.  How would you like to win your own OtterBox Brazilian Pop case for the iPhone 5s or GALAXY S5?  Follow DivasandDorks on Instagram for your chance to enter this EXCLUSIVE Giveaway today!

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Learn About Absolute LoJack Before Your Laptop Is Stolen #DigitallyDark

March 17th, 2014 by Christen

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Absolute LoJack. However, all opinions are my own.

A laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. Just a little after 4am this morning, my friend’s 50 seconds of violation showed up. Her laptops were stolen. No it wasn’t during an over night home invasion, a thief watched as she packed her luggage in the trunk of her car for a 6am flight and waited until she went back inside to steal her things. “I noticed the trunk of my car was open and my suitcase, my laptop and my extra bag were all missing. Within 10 minutes of me leaving my car, someone stole my belongings, both my personal and business laptop and my sense of peace!”  After speaking with my friend about the ordeal and failed assistance from the police, all I could think about is how happy I was that she was safe, but how horrible she must’ve felt knowing that someone planned on violating her this morning.

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Personal theft is real and more rampant than ever. More and more adults, students and children carry more than one personal computer, tablet or smartphone at any given time. You would never want to be in my friend’s situation and seeking assistance and solace from an unfortunate situation like this – fortunately with Absolute LoJack you don’t have to.

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This past weekend, I participated in the Absolute LoJack Challenge in which I was challenged to go #DigitallyDark by giving up the use of my laptop for an entire 48-hours. The challenge was a healthy way to unplug from my usual 7-Day work week and I welcomed the break from starring at my computer screen with open arms. There were times in which I did want to quickly check email or update a status via Facebook using my MacBook Air but I resisted the urge completely. Although my feelings yesterday were nothing like the feelings that my friend encountered today – it made me realize just how much we are attached to our beloved smartphones, tablets and computers – more than ever before.

Absolute LoJack offers complete protection from theft and provides the best security for that your personal electronics deserves.

Absolute LoJack is dedicated to recovering stolen laptops and returning them to their rightful owners.  Absolute LoJack isn’t just a box of software. It’s a one-of-a-kind Investigative Theft Recovery Team that consists of former law enforcement whose extensive training in computer forensics and cyber crime will ensure your laptop gets back into the right hands. You can also avoid identity theft by remotely locking your laptop so no one can access your data.

With Absolute LoJack, you’ll be able to:


Use GPS or wi-fi geolocation to display your laptop’s location on a map. Even when your laptop is safe and sound, you can see that Absolute LoJack is on the job.


Lock your computer and prevent unwanted access by using a remote command.


Delete private and personal materials from your laptop—from one file to a total sweep to ensure you stay in control.


Recover your stolen property and get your laptop—and your life—back to normal by notifying Absolute LoJack’s Investigative Theft Recovery Team.


Guaranteed results by installing Absolute LoJack Premium Edition. If Absolute LoJack doesn’t recover your stolen computer, you’ll be eligible for a Service Guarantee payment of up to $1000*.



Absolute Software is offering Divas and Dorks an exclusive offer. You can get TWO years of the Absolute LoJack standard subscription for the price of ONE. (That’s a savings of $39!) How much do you value your personal electronics filled with sensitive information, important data, cherished photos and more. If you value your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer more than $39 – visit for more information on Absolute LoJack products and to redeem this exclusive offer.

We’re also giving away FIVE free ONE YEAR PREMIUM Absolute LoJack subscriptions for one lucky reader.  Simply “LIKE” Absolute LoJack  to WIN!


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