The Best Things Summer Giveaway!

Being able to have The NYC Talon as a proper website has been one of the most crazy and fun and hardest things I’ve done. Between learning about how a website runs to how to edit photos and host a twitter party and all the technical things that happen behind the scenes, I’ve learned so so much.

Just to give you a picture of how much I’ve grown, take a look at this photo I uploaded back in 2012 vs. a photo I’ve recently shared here on the Talon:


See? The difference is astonishing. I really have so much fun sharing my thoughts, covering events, and discovering new places and products and sharing them with all of you – and I hope you continue to enjoy reading them!

As a thank you, I’ve bought together a couple of my personal favorite things to give away to one of you! I wish I could give something to all of you, but I’m not rolling in the dough and my name isn’t Oprah, lol!


The NYC Talon is giving away a Clarisonic Mia cleansing system in Lavender (ARV $99), Kate Spade Skinny Mini Rope Studs (ARV $48), and EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet and Passion Fruit (ARV $8) – which is a grand prize worth $155!

Enter to win below, and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*To keep this giveaway fair to all entrants, all entries will be verified. Open to 18+, US Only. Starts 6/18 and ends 7/18/2014. We are not responsible for damaged or lost items, for more information check the PR tab at the top of the page.


  1. Mahdi Martin
    June 18, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Can I just say wow? And I admire your abilities too. I wouldn’t even know where to start. Your before picture would be like my after picture.

  2. Jessica Hansen
    June 19, 2014 / 8:15 am

    What a fun summer giveaway!

  3. Sherry Russell
    June 19, 2014 / 9:00 am

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Cynthia G
    June 20, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Awesome giveaway, great blog! Thanks for chance

    • The NYC Talon
      June 20, 2014 / 11:34 am

      Aw thanks – good luck! 🙂

  5. Heather S
    June 20, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Such a fabulous giveaway 🙂

  6. Michelle
    June 20, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Grace
    June 20, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    The berries above look yummy!

    are you a new yorker? I love it here!!

    • The NYC Talon
      June 20, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      I am a New Yorker Grace! I love it here as well – I’m glad you think the berries look yummy (as they were really very tasty, lol!)! 😉

  8. Stacy T.
    June 21, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I checked out your travel posts… I know it was almost a year ago, but Cape May looked fun. West End Garage is definitely my kind of place, and that pizza at Mario’s looks excellent. BTW, your berries definitely look yummy… you should be very proud! 🙂

    • The NYC Talon
      June 24, 2014 / 10:26 am

      Aw, thank you Staci! Yeah, I love Cape May, I’m actually continuing the “series” as I’m not done posting about all the great places and spaces in Cape May so stay tuned! 😉

  9. April Gray
    June 24, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!! 🙂

    • The NYC Talon
      June 24, 2014 / 10:21 am

      Thanks for taking the time to enter April!

  10. Donna
    June 27, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    Nice prizes!!!

  11. Ellie
    July 6, 2014 / 7:31 pm


  12. Alex
    July 8, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    The earrings are adorable!!

  13. Suzanne B
    July 10, 2014 / 12:57 am

    So cool to see how you’ve improved artistically! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • The NYC Talon
      July 11, 2014 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and entering Suzanne! Yeah, I was pretty shocked, every now and then I go back and look at old pics on the blog and am glad countless hours on the internets have at least taught me how to take a decent photo 😉 I kid, I kid, it really is gratifying to see the difference hard work makes though.

  14. Angela Y
    July 10, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Would be awesome to win.

  15. Tara R
    July 11, 2014 / 11:28 am

    Awesome giveaway! Would love to win.

  16. Callie
    July 14, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Thanks for letting me enter!

  17. Olivia
    July 14, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    I’d love to win!

  18. Ruksana Mohd
    July 15, 2014 / 1:42 am

    Thanks for the chance. Always wanted a Clarisonic Mia cleansing system

  19. Stephanie Sloim
    July 15, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  20. Peggy Rydzewski
    July 16, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    I really enjoy your blog. Mostly like the beauty section.

  21. Rebecca Helene Thomas
    July 16, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    I have wanted a clarisonic for a long time! thanks for this giveaway!

  22. Patricia
    July 16, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Great Giveaway

  23. denise
    July 16, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    Awesome contest thanks

  24. saralynns2
    July 17, 2014 / 7:27 am

    It is amazing how much your photography/editing has changed 🙂 shows you have a real passion for this website and sharing your wisdom/experiences/thoughts! Thanks!

  25. christina moore
    July 17, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Thank you for a great giveaway, the EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet and Passion Fruit sounds great

  26. Brenda C
    July 17, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    A real beauty of a giveaway NYC Talon it would make my summer thanks for posting it!!

  27. Dianna M
    July 17, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    I love this giveaway!!!

  28. Jannet Kwan
    July 17, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Peggy Doty
    July 17, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    What an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  30. Wendi S
    July 17, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    Such great items they are some of my summer favorites also. Thank you.

  31. lynn brannen
    July 17, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    TY for a fantastic sweeps! Wanna win!

  32. Trisha McKee
    July 17, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Thank you – this would be a great win.

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