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It’s Ashley Adores’ Fourth Anni: Get Ready for a Giveaway!

February 5, 2016


Friends! It’s a glorious day! It’s the four-year anniversary of this here blog. Yes, FOUR big ones. (*Cues Coolio’s “1-2-3-4 (Sumpin’ New)“). Can’t believe that I started Ashley ♥ Adores in 2012. Time flies when you’re having fun. To get the party started, I’m hosting … (wait for it) … a giveaway!

I’ve been on a cooking kick lately, as you can tell from my recent posts and if you’ve been following me on the Snap (*Find me on Snapchat! Username “ashleyadores”). That’s why I’m delighted to give away the most darling, lovely, quaint and stylish yet functional apron, courtesy of the up-and-coming Smiles and Styles boutique. I mean, look at it! Doesn’t it make you just wanna unleash the inner domestic goddess inside of you? Also, polka dots make everything better.

This pretty little, vintage-inspired thing can be yours. Read on to see how!

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!

May 5, 2014

It goes without saying that moms simply are the best. She sacrificed her svelte body and carried you in her belly for nine gnarly months. She endured many a sleepless night tending to your every need. She kissed your numerous boo-boos goodbye. She wiped away your tears. She fed you chicken noodle soup and slathered you in copious amounts of Vicks VapoRub. She taught you how to be a lady. Most importantly, she’s lived a life of sacrifice to make yours great, so in honor of that special woman, I present to you a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Giveaway, courtesy of Expressions & Sentiments Gift Baskets.

This one’s a quick one, ending this Wednesday, May 7 at 3 p.m. PST, and is open to residents of the United States aged 18 or older. To enter, click here. All you need to do is like Ashley ♥ Adores and Expressions & Sentiments‘ Facebook page, and leave a comment about your favorite memory of your mother.

raffle gift basket

This elegant embossed container is filled with a gorgeous collection of green tea bath products, including hand soap, bath salts, body spray, body scrub, a scented sachet and bath tea. Lord knows Mom could use a little pampering.

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To enter, click here.
Spread the word! And a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!

And the Winner Is …

February 20, 2014


Congrats to Mimi! She is the winner of the Two-Year Blogiversary giveaway for the one-of-a-kind Blessings Jar! And thanks to all who entered. ❤

ASHLEY ♥ ADORES Two-Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

February 12, 2014



As mentioned in my two-year anniversary vlog, I’m hosting a contest to celebrate the joyous occasion! Due to popular demand, I will be giving away a custom-made, one-of-a-kind Blessings Jar (pictured above), like the one seen in my DIY Time post.

The contest begins today, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. PST and ends Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. PST, and is open to residents of the United States aged 18 or older. To enter, you must click the link to Rafflecopter below. Stipulations include that you must become a fan of the Ashley ♥ Adores Facebook page and follow the official Ashley ♥ Adores Twitter account.

Contestants will receive an additional five entries for leaving a comment on this blog post about your favorite posts on the site and/or some of the things you hope to see here in the future. Ten additional entries will be given to those who subscribe to the Ashley ♥ Adores YouTube channel, and two bonus entries for those who tweet about the giveaway.

Click here to enter this Ashley ♥ Adores giveaway on Rafflecopter.

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Click here to enter this Ashley ♥ Adores giveaway on Rafflecopter.

Natural Hair Journey: Product Review — Natural Hair Box

June 27, 2013


Earlier this month, I was chosen as the winner of an Onyx Rose giveaway for the June Natural Hair Box. From the same vein as the CurlBox or CurlKit, the Natural Hair Box gives customers samples of six or so natural hair care products for $29.99 each month. It truly is a bargain when you consider that Shea Moisture products alone, for example, are sold for $10 a pop. And the cost to try new products can add up pretty quickly.

This month’s box included an herbal restorative tea rinse treatment from Hair Tease, a snickerdoodle scented body butter from Bake Shop Butters, Twirly Hair Gel from L.A.C.E. Natural, hair and skin moisturizer from Nahbila’s Essentials, Hair Foreplay Leave In from SDotBeauty and Okra Winfrey conditioner from Sudsatorium. All these products are valued at a total of $67.

Also, with the exception of the Hair Tease rinse, I tried each of these products twice on my freshly washed 4B coils (and freshly washed skin, in the case of the body butter).

: 4/5

PROS: I was very interested in trying this tea rinse out, as using tea in this manner was a new concept to me. Afterward, my scalp felt rejuvenated, and the aroma of the herbs was invigorating.
CONS: It’s a bit of a process to prepare, and is messy to apply. Also, the ingredients only list “a proprietary blend of herbs,” but I’d be interested to know what exactly is going in to my hair.


PROS: The scent is simply divine. Trust me, it will be a challenge not to scoop some of this creamy goodness into you mouth. And it left my body moisturized all day long, including those ash-prone areas like my ankles and knees.
CON: It was slightly difficult to spread.


PROS: The product smells really good.
CONS: The gel was has a liquid-like consistency, unlike any other gel I’ve tried. I’m guessing that had something to do with it not giving a solid hold on my two-strand twist-out, which seriously lacked definition.


PROS: This is my favorite item included in the box. It smells amazing, and I can detect an almost lemony zip with each spritz. It left my hair looking healthy and moisturized. I also enjoy the fact that it can also be used on your body. Just one spray of this product and you’re feeling brand new.
CON: The bottle isn’t bigger.


PROS: It has a nice consistency: not too runny, not too thick. And it got the job done without leaving my hair greasy and/or weighed down.
CON: The results were just lackluster. Nothing really stands out good or bad.


PROS: It’s vegan and organic. The scent was a pleasant surprise, considering the green slimy veggie okra is its main ingredient. Lastly, it takes top prize for most creative name.
CONS: This product didn’t have much slip. I had to use a lot of it to work through my hair. There weren’t any directions included, so I just trusted my instincts and left it on my hair for two to three minutes. In the end, my hair just felt dry and brittle, which was unexpected.

Overall, I’m very grateful that I received this Natural Hair Box for free. I definitely will consider giving it a try in the coming months. Part of its beauty is trying unfamiliar products, which was really exciting.

Ultimate Summer Basket Giveaway!

May 24, 2013

To commemorate my 100th post here at Ashley ♥ Adores, I’ve put together a fun little giveaway! Pulling all the pieces together was a labor of love for me, as these items are from local thrift stores. Each of these items are designed to help you have an amazing summer.

I present to you the “Ultimate Summer Basket Giveaway!”


The prize includes:
1. A picnic basket, for those sweet, impromptu days when you decide to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather for a change.
2. A floral-print heart-shaped box, for you to store your various accessories, or all the phone numbers you’re going to collect, or whatever your heart desires.
3. A pair of tortoise shell sunglasses with a hint of teal, to shield your eyes from those sun rays when you’re out on your adventures.
4. Two vintage glasses with a quaint dragonfly scene, for the cool (adult) beverages you will share with your pals while toasting to the good life.
5. And last but not least, a 6×4 picture frame, to capture your favorite summer memory — I know it will be hard to choose just one!



Here are the rules:

To start, leave a comment on this post with your first name and city of residence.

Entrants must fulfill two of the the three following requirements to successfully enter the “Ultimate Summer Basket Giveaway.”

1. Follow the Ashley ♥ Adores blog by entering your email address in the field at the bottom of the page, or via Bloglovin‘ (a button is also at the bottom of the page).
2. Like the official Ashley ♥ Adores Facebook page at
3. Follow Ashley ♥ Adores on Twitter at

Participants who follow AshleyAdores on Instagram, share the Facebook page and/or leave a comment on their favorite post(s) at will receive an additional entry.

The giveaway ends on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and the winner will be announced June 1.

AND THE WINNER IS: Carla Holden, of Hollywood! Thanks to all those who entered!