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Win It and Wear It—Sept. 1

Blog_OBringsCongrats to the winners of this week’s contest:

Stripe necklace: Winona H.
Beauty 360 facial: Amariei

Please enter our next contest by leaving a comment here at this blog.
Contest ends Sept. 7. Winners are announced on Sept. 8.
This week’s prize is a ring of your choice from the selection found here, from local co-op boutique, Idle Hands.
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Every week we have a new fashion contest where you can win more items from Stripe, Idle Hands, Beauty 360, Urban Groove Hair Salon, Wallflower boutique, August Mae rings, Christmas stockings Designed by Deva, and Nuala leather accessories.

And in between fashion contests, check out the Obsessive Beauty blog for the latest in fashion and beauty.
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written by Cheree, September 06, 2010
Idle Hands is a breath of fresh air in Santa Cruz. Bringing more eclectic and unique styles than you can find in most other stores. My boyfriend and I have both shopped there and found rad things, plus the staff is really friendly which is a nice change from the attitude you see at some of the more "hip" stores.
Win it and Wear it
written by Sharon Borgstadt, September 03, 2010
These rings look very unique!!
Intricate
written by Annhandle, September 03, 2010
I bought a sturdy golden key necklace from Idle Hands for my best friend as her birthday present. Those rings have the same tough & tender vibe I've fallen in love with.
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written by Lauren S., September 03, 2010
There's nothin like some good ole' down home style coming back into SC. This boutique truly has a unique flair! I looooove the rings - makes me wanna hop on a motorcycle and take the world by stylish storm!!!

Hope I win one smilies/wink.gif
- Lauren (Berkeley)
Always beautiful!(:
written by Heidi Riedel , September 03, 2010
All of the rings are completely stunning and well crafted. The chief heads are my absolute favorite though! I was in the store a lot before school started again with my friend who would always play some songs on the piano. Thank you so much for letting us play! & Letting me purchase the pink sweater with the eagle. So cozy and cute. Wearing it at the moment with a floral skirt. Keep being awesome! - Heidi smilies/smiley.gif
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written by smessy, September 03, 2010
These are SO awesome! Another great find at Idle Hands smilies/smiley.gif
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written by Laurel Maha, September 03, 2010
These are really creative! smilies/smiley.gif
Something for Everyone
written by Christine S, September 03, 2010
The Co-op rocks for Gifts and I always find a little something for me too
Native roots
written by mrskotila, September 03, 2010
I actually don't own many rings because I only like to wear i at a time, as a statement. I really like these though, they remind me of my native roots. and I love Idle Hands!
AH!
written by Monica, September 03, 2010
I look at those rings everytime i got into idle hands, yet always hold myself back. LOVE THEM!!!
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written by Ayla, September 03, 2010
I love big, eye catching rings! These are perfect
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written by Dianna Vold, September 03, 2010
Oh what fun it is to imagine one of those beautiful rings on my finger as I type this email! Maybe I'll use a trick I learned from the 'Secret' and imagine it as already mine, on the way to my mailbox! A girls gotta dream :-D Thanks for the fun
Dianna Lynn Vold
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written by Lex, September 03, 2010
Love the rings and the store! South Pacific's got it goin on!
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written by Lex, September 03, 2010
I want a buffalo ring!
Beautiful!
written by Lacretia, September 02, 2010
These rings are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I can't wait to see more from Idle Hands!
Yay!
written by Kayla, September 02, 2010
I love contests! These rings are so earthy looking... I love them! smilies/grin.gif
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written by Desiree Amariei, September 01, 2010
Idle hands?.....I love the name. Beautiful stuff!
Laced skirts!
written by Ang, September 01, 2010
I really like laced skirts for this fall because you can pair them with cute belts, chunky boots, and more. There are many designs coming out for them which adds a cool twist and over all they are unique, romantic, and classy. They're perfect for a lot of occasions! I wear them to school, nights out, and everyday use; or if you're going for more formal you can get a laced dress.
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written by danammf, September 01, 2010
Awesome rings. You can never have too many!
"Win It And Wear It -- September 1"
written by Juli Sanderson, September 01, 2010
These rings are beautiful and unique rings -- I LOVE rings......always have, always will........
awesome!
written by Tiara, September 01, 2010
I love the buffalo!!
I love these rings!
written by Elise Heidy, September 01, 2010
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved rings. When I was little I used to beg my grandmother to let me go through her jewelry box and try on every ring, and now as an adult I still find myself asking her every time I go to visit. These rings are gorgeous!

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