Love Addict’s Acts of Love December Challenge

When this year started, I decided I would stop looking for romantic life in my own life, and I would try my best to see love in every single day – and all around me. I figured if I could just capture all of that love and savor it, then it would help me not give up on my personal journey to finding that relationship that I want.

And ya know what? I was right.

By opening my eyes and looking at the love of my friends, my family, my dog, my city, my job, my runs, my workout classes, my roommates – all of it – I became even more optimistic than I ever was before.

So for the last month of this very special year, I want to pay it back. I want to show acts of love to strangers, friends, family members, my pup and all of you by introducing…

The Love Addict Acts of Love Challenge 

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It’s really easy: every single day of the month in December, do something loving for someone else. And because I believe to discover great love, you must have great love for yourself, throw in some self-love actions in there, too.

Now – this doesn’t have to be crazy, it can be really simple: taking something off of a co-worker’s plate, calling your mom more than you would, taking your dog to the dogpark for an extra long run, buying someone’s coffee, holding the door for someone, emailing someone you love and telling them just why they’re amazing, and so much more. Anything and everything that is kind-hearted, loving and comes from a genuine place – do it!

And if you would like to share some of these moments with me – and the world – please use the #LoveAddictActsofLove on Twitter and Instagram. I’ll be sharing some of my acts on my Instagram, so feel free to follow if you’d like some inspiration. I’ll pick a few winners at the end of the month to send a prize pack to – as my final act of love for the month.

So, who is with me? Who wants to pay love forward? I promise you’ll be SO impressed with how much less you worry about dating blunders, being single again during the holidays and when you’ll ever meet that right person once you take the focus off of the search, and look around you to see all the love that’s already all around you.

 

Win Off-Broadway Tickets!

One of my dearest friends is my British gay hubby, J. Though he’s currently living in London, for the past three years, he’s been my partner in all sort of tantalizing crimes. From dressing up together for Halloween or theme parties to throwing our own shindigs and picking out heels together, he’s one of the funniest – and most outrageous – person I know.

He also happens to give great dating, and ahem, sex advice.

That’s why I’m so excited for my second giveaway: a pair of tickets to see the hilarious and off-broadway hit, Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man.

I’ll be announcing the winner next Friday, March 14 at noon!

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow me and the play on Twitter.

Step 2: Send a tweet to both me and the play (@loveaddictnyc @sextipsplay) and use the #sextips to tell us your burning sex tip question. The winner will not only receive a pair of tickets to see the show, but I’ll also answer the question on my blog – with maybe some sex tips from my gay hubby, J, too.

That’s it – start tweeting to win!

 

 

And the Winner of the Self-Love Giveaway Is…

Thank you to everyone who wrote their self-love letter for Valentine’s Day. Remember, you can write these all year-long and I’ll publish them here. The page is already updated with this year’s entries.

I’m excited to announce that Kelly from Ohio and the blogger behind Eternally Single Kelly has won my very first giveaway! Kelly was selected at random and will be sent a prize pack with everything below. You can also read Kelly’s amazing love letter, too:

“You are beautiful. Take those special moments when you realized that you are just a glimmer of that person that used to think so many negative things. You have been through more than most people can say, and are a confident and strong woman. Remember that moment at the lake when he had to stop and what he was doing just to say how beautiful you are and know you deserve it. Remember all those little moments where you looked in the mirror and all that hard work paid off. You are smart, you are beautiful, and you are a force of nature all by yourself. Being with someone only improves you by making each one of you want to be even better person, and that is always your goal. “

I’ll be hosting my second giveaway in a few weeks, so keep a lookout. And congratulations Kelly! Keep self-lovin’!

Giovanni Flight Attendant Hair & Body Kit – $9.99
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Masque – $10 each
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Toxic– $20
Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Mega Last Nail Color – $2 each
Vidal Sassoon Color Protect Shampoo, Conditioner and Color Protect Creme – prices vary
TRESemme Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum – prices vary
bliss Pout o Matic – $48
HomeGoods $50 Gift Card
A Love Addict-themed clutch from Stich803.
A Love Addict-themed card and mug from Freckled and Joyful

My Very First Giveaway!

You’ve all been giving me so much love in the past three-and-a-half years and finally – finally – I’m able to return the favor with some goodies. Thanks to the kindness of some awesome brands, one reader will win everything you see below (yes, everything!).

Here’s how to enter:

1Submit your own self-love letter that will be published (anonymous or not) by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 13th. There is no limit or minimum to what you write and regardless if you choose to use your name or not, you’re still entered. You can see some examples of past self-love letters here.

2– Read all of the self-love letters – including your own!- on Friday, February 14 at 7 a.m.

3– Check back on the blog on Monday, February 17 at 7 a.m. to see if you won!

It’s really that easy. Share the love… and maybe you’ll win this:

unnamedWhat’s included:
Giovanni Flight Attendant Hair & Body Kit – $9.99
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Masque – $10 each
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Toxic– $20
Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Mega Last Nail Color – $2 each
Vidal Sassoon Color Protect Shampoo, Conditioner and Color Protect Creme – prices vary
TRESemme Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum – prices vary
bliss Pout o Matic – $48
HomeGoods $50 Gift Card
(Not Pictured) A Love Addict-themed clutch from Stich803.
(Not Pictured) A Love Addict-themed card and mug from Freckled and Joyful