Free Stuff! mark Event & Giveaway!

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July 27, 2009 • Lifestyle

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Do you know mark? Cosmetics, fashion and accessories that is. Well last week I was invited to a Mark event and was pleasantly surprised. I know the line is geared for the teen and twenty-something crowd, but in these economic times…one has to keep an open mind and get creative. Thankfully I did. I was wowed by the cosmetic color palette and did not find the makeup too young at all (nothing like Bonnie Bell of days gone by). In fact, I was thrilled with some of the makeup colors and packaging I saw.

mark jewelry (stretch & stack bracelets shown $14)

mark suede bag and cotton Braided Tie Top $24

I was also not aware that mark offered a bit of apparel, bags and better still, some fantastic costume jewelry that is dare I say, unbelievably affordable? Rings, necklaces and bracelets you can stock up on and not break the bank! I also loved the M.powerment necklace for $22. 100% of the net proceeds are donated to dating abuse and violence awareness.

mark has given Second City Style a swag bag filled with the following (pictured above) which retails for $108 to giveaway to one lucky winner!

On The Fringe bag ($32)
Braided Tie Top (Size Medium) ($24)
Three’s a Charm Necklace ($16)
Beach Treasure Ring ($14)
M.powerment necklace ($22)

All you have to do is leave a comment to this blog post with your email address (don't forget or we can't contact you) answering which of these endless summer accessories by mark are you most excited to own. Feel free to visit to find something not in this bag, but you are dying to buy. The winner with the best answer will be picked this Thursday, July 30 at 9pm EST and the bag will be shipped directly to you! So hurry! or follow markgirl on twitter

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: Kristin Booker,
Image: Second City Style

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54 Responses to Free Stuff! mark Event & Giveaway!

  1. Tara H. says:

    If I had to pick one, I love the bag, but also love the dress!! LOL Thank you so much for this opportunity – tomorrow’s my bday maybe I will be lucky this week? 🙂

  2. lauren says:

    On the Fringe bag is so hot! Been dying for a hip bag to tote to Lollapalooza so I can work the whole ‘gypsy-hippie’ look Gucci came out with last fall!

  3. Jennifer S. says:

    I love the M.powerment necklace! So pretty!
    jlsemon at gmail dot com.

  4. Lauren says:

    Definitely eying that sweet ring! I have recently become hooked on rings and bracelets as my accessories of choice (earrings used to hold that title.)
    And I know I was supposed to pick one but really, can we ignore the charm of that fringed bag? I think not — its amazing.

  5. It’s nothing like throwing on your every day whatevers only to gussy it up a bit with the perfect accessory. Personally, I’d rock the heck outta Mark’s Beach Treasure Ring. No one could tell me a thing while I was wearing it, either.

  6. Kimberly says:

    I am loving the Three’s a Charm Necklace!

  7. I love the M.powerment necklace. A great addition to any outfit but ALSO a great conversation starter. Nothing like great fashion that supports an amazing cause! If I dont win…I would buy it anyway!

  8. Luvvie says:

    That three’s a charm necklace was MADE for to go around my neck. I LOVE IT!!! I have a thing for necklaces, so it’s right up my alley.
    P.S. My email is

  9. Raha says:

    Three’s a charm necklace..ooh I can already see the possbilities

  10. Chasity says:

    I would have to say the top is absolutely adorable, but i love the fringe bag too! 🙂

  11. Cynthia says:

    M.powerment necklace
    cfroggie (at)

  12. cory says:

    Can I say, all of it?! I just moved to NY but unfortunately I can’t quite afford a swanky NY style, so Mark is great news to me! (but if I had to pick one, I would say the fringe bag…)

  13. nicole says:

    omg the bag for sure! i love bags!!

  14. Sarah-Jean says:

    I absolutely love the fringe bag. Probably my favorite thing on the site! I might just buy it if I don’t win…
    I think it’s fantastic that they are doing fashion now because they have so many cute things at such low prices!

  15. erica says:

    love the M.powerment necklace and what it stands for

  16. sav says:

    I would be most excited to own the M.powerment necklace. It is cuteness and awareness for a great cause all in one. I’m attached to my jewelry and usually wear it to portray a certain mood or help me get into a particular mood. I could rock it when I need to feel empowered. Plus when people ask where I bought it I can promote the hell out of it, and the proceeds can help others!
    It’s definitely one of those pieces that you don’t mind everyone else wearing too, because it means everyone’s supporting a great cause!

  17. Ryan says:

    Cool. I also saw this article that gets down to why people like (and buy) old fashioned jewelry, very interesting interview with David Weiman, check out

  18. Steph says:

    The fringe bag is so fun! Might even buy if I don’t win:)

  19. Jen says:

    Oooo, I love the braided detail of the Cotton Tie top and the cut of the sleeves and V-neck design would compliment any girl! Perfect for a warm, summer day!

  20. Sahar says:

    I have to say the bag excited me so much i nearly jumped out of my seat.
    Its lovely, and the fringe reminds me of all that is going on in the London Fashion world. top shop in london came out with a similar bag with the fringe, but mark’s dimensions work perfectly, the Top shop one was a little to costume…ish !!!

  21. Catalina says:

    that fringe bag is FABULOUS! i definitely don’t have anything like it and would love to own it! pick me! I’ll make ya proud and tell everyone where i won it!!!

  22. Carla Pullum says:

    I would say the Braided Tie Top (Size Medium)!
    this is perfect for summer nights and days. very stylish! Color is perfect! Could mix it with anything!

  23. Definitely the fringe bag. It’s so funky chic!

  24. Sarah Paul says:

    I love it all! Ever since I became a rep. I have found my grily side! I was always the girl in jeans and a tshirt (a boyish one…NEVER girly!) because I was always on the bigger side. However, since I have started working with mark. I love everything that has to do with fashion! I have learned that you can look good no matter hat size, and it has actaully inspired me to do something about my weight! I love all of the accessories especially, because they can dress up anything! I am super stoked for the 3’s a charm necklace and the fringe bag! They can give me the fashion looks I long for, for the price I can afford! Then I can show it off to my friends and get them inspired as well!!!
    <3 Sarah

  25. Ashley says:

    I am most excited about the Braided Tie Top. It is really cute and would work really well with my current wardrobe.

  26. Emily says:

    I would love to own any of these fabulous pieces, but I would say the M.powerment necklace would be the one I would be most stoked to own. It goes with basically any style because it’s a simple piece, and I would feel good inside and out wearing it because the proceeds benefit a great cause. <3

  27. Emily says:

    I would love to own any of these fabulous pieces, but I would say the M.powerment necklace would be the one I would be most stoked to own. It goes with basically any style because it’s a simple piece, and I would feel good inside and out wearing it because the proceeds benefit a great cause. <3

  28. culprachel says:

    I am in love with the braided tie top! It is so versatile! It will look great during the summer with capris and sandals, and will look just as cute in the fall with some cute leggings and boots! The color is flattering on everyone, and whether you want to go ordinary day or boho chic, you can achieve it with this top! I also love that everything included in this give-away can go together in an everyday look! Great prize!

  29. Gabrielle says:

    I love the Three’s a Charm necklace and the m. powerment necklace! I think mark is so cool. I really love their hookups especially the gloss!

  30. Karissa Kienast says:

    I love the Beach Treasure ring! I have been looking for a great ring everywhere, but they either look really fake or are WAY too expensive. I recently got married and we are buying our first place, so style on a budget is my #1 priority! I have to say the whole collection is great, but I am IN LOVE with the ring!!

  31. I really like the M.powerment necklace. It is such a great concept and I love the meaning behind it. Plus the look is very simple and beautiful at the same time.

  32. Anika Kai says:

    The fringe bag is extra HAUTE!!! It would provide as a great accessory to my wardrobe 🙂 I think he’s going to be one of my fav designers!!!

  33. Harriette says:

    I definately love the m.powerment necklace! It not only looks fabulous, but it stands for a great cause! It truly represents the mark brand–it empowers women by helping them make a differece in the lives of other women. A totally affordable, fashionable, and charitable necklace–what more could you ask for?

  34. Julieanne Pojas says:

    I am most excited about the necklace. I would like to help empower women by showing off this necklace and telling otheres what it stands for. I think its pretty and sophisticated and goes with anything.

  35. I definitely love the top! You can wear it many different ways and i’m pretty sure it will continue to be in style for the fall!

  36. I definitely love the braided tie top, It’s very fashionable and looks like it will be a hit for the fall as well!!

  37. Ashley Tschudin says:

    As a avid lover of all products Mark I have to say all of their products are fabulous. If anyone is interested in working for a beneficial company I would suggest Mark. Over the years I have come to swear by the for goodness face and always have some on hand. I would love to purchase the Mark on the fringe bag as well. This is a great prize package and anyone would be lucky to win it. Thanks for this opportunity.

  38. Jenni Graham says:

    I am DYING to buy the Three’s a Charm necklace. It’s so cute, and I think it will work well with pretty much everything in my closet! But it all looks so cute. The Braided Tie Top is also soooo cute. My hubby would comment on it for sure!

  39. Camille says:

    Oh wow. I love all of it! At this point of my life with 5 kids and just being super busy I haven’t been keeping up with all things mark.! I’m in serious need of some new tinted moisturizer in mocha and see things clearly. In respect to the above Swanky Swag bag, I would love to have the beach ring, my favorite ring was the old mark. moonlight ring, but it broke 🙁 so I’m looking for a new one! And hey, a few extra goodies wouldn’t hurt either!! I’m moving to SF this month and after buying clothes for my kids, I need some with accessories for me! So throw in the braided top, fringe bag and necklaces too 🙂
    Love & Lipgloss!
    camilledashana (at)

  40. Rachel Lauren says:

    the Fringe bag is amazing. It’s hip, it’s cute and it’s on trend. It’s fringe-fabulous

  41. Annette says:

    I love the bag, but the other stuff is pretty cool too 🙂

  42. Paulina says:

    The MARK Suede bag is so amazing! I love it in the olive color because not only can you wear it during the summer but it also transforms into a great bag for the fall! The color is great because it matches with so many colors but especially navy blue and brown, which I LOVE to wear. This bag is also practical because I know I will be able to use it for school. At this price this bag is definitely a steal!

  43. Ramona byram says:

    Hi, My name is Ramona. I’m a handbag addict. I would love to have the bag. Fringe is hot, hot, hot this season. I like the color because it would go so well with most of the clothes that I wear.

  44. Michelle Fregoso says:

    Love the fringe bag! So bohemian!

  45. Nicole Lekas says:

    Definitely the bag!!!! Loves it!!!!

  46. Clarissa says:

    I’m most excited about the beach treasure ring! I finally started wearing rings and I love the understated formality they add to outfits!

  47. Mary Alice says:

    I love it all, but if I had to pick… That top–so versatile! I can see it now in my head: dressed up, dressed down, business casual, from work to the bar! With the lovely accents (v-neck, roping, sleeves), you barely need accessories, so it’s great to throw on and go! (Of course, a few accessories never did hurt anyone 😉 )

  48. Becky says:

    everything in the bag is fabulous.
    in fact i loved it all so much that i got sucked into the mark website, where i came across the Small Wonders Mini Bag (
    i’ve recently fallen in love with little purses and think that one is especially cute.
    as for the bag o’goodies featured on this page…if i were forced to pick a single item it would be the M.powerment necklace, after all, who doesn’t need to feel a little M.powered every now and then?

  49. I would be most excited to own the necklace because it shows support for such a great cause. However, the top is fabulous and I would love to wear it all the time!

  50. I absolutely love all of them. If I hade to choose it would be between the blouse and the empowerment necklace. I have seen the blouse I love the fabric it is so soft and feels sexy! So I guess the blouse would be my first choice.

  51. amber says:

    Oh my god, everything is so cute! I love love love the On the Fringe bag, it’s retro yet super cute and modern. It would look so hot with heels and skinny jeans, and maybe a tunic top. I also like the Glamoratti Earrings from the Meet Mark website. Those would look hot with all of the goodies offered in this prize. Thanks so much for the super stylish and fun giveaway! If I win, I promise to wear everything with style and grace like a true Mark girl 😉
    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  52. marian says:

    the shirt for sure super cute!

  53. Michelle says:

    I would love to know where they got the display case!

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