Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This post was sponsored and the prizes are courtesy of State Farm.

Win It! $500 Celebrate Your Unique Style Giveaway

State Farm and Essence Magazine have teamed up together and launched a contest that is a celebration of your unique style. The Celebrate Your Unique Style Contest celebrates State Farm’s belief that each person is unique and that your style should match your agent. The contest is an extension of the Essence music Festival, an annual festival celebrating contemporary African American music and culture. This year’s festival will be held July 6th through 8th in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Superdome–it will be one of the largest gatherings of African American artists in the country.

To enter the Celebrate Your Unique Style Contest, fans must submit a photo showcasing their unique style for a chance to attend the Essence Music Festival with 2 friends, and the winner will also receive a style makeover! The winner will be brought on stage at the music festival and their makeover will be featured online. All entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges and one winner will be selected. To submit your photo and get more details, check out the Celebrate Your Unique Style Contest. The contest closes on June 7th.

And to celebrate YOUR unique style here on Temptalia, you have a chance to win a prize package valued at $500, which includes these amazing goodies:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter & read official rules… 

The approximate value of the grand prize is $500.00.. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner agrees  to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from May 22nd, 2012 through June 1st, 2012 at 12:01AM EST.


This contest is open to U.S. residents only unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to one (1) time, as per the section below.

How to Win

One (1) winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes. In the event that the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before June 1st, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. The winners will be notified via e-mail or message (as applicable). Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected.

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349 thoughts on “Win It! $500 Celebrate Your Unique Style Giveaway!

  1. Lilly

    I mix business formal with tiny sparks of fun!

  2. My style is unique because I don’t follow trends. I like to stay classic and true to myself.

  3. Kysbelsm

    My style is unique because I wear what is comfortable hehe 😛

  4. Alia

    My uniqueness is that you never know what you’re going to get. Preppy one day, bohemian the next and urban funk after that. I just follow my wardrobe mood.

  5. loongshujing

    I am super diverse! I can be ultra comfortable and casual to edgy and sometimes even a bit of sexy! :) 

  6. StephanieMiller1

    My style is unique because I like to take current trends and add my own personal flare to them :)

  7. jenirv

    I have to say that my style is unique because I wear, make and mix clothes that are now to small into new style and outfits! Also, I love to wear mens clothes and make them look sexy with pieces from my wardrobe

  8. Mandi

    My style is unique because I always wear bright eye shadow colors!

  9. BeckBeck

    I manage to have a little fun (bright nails, interesting liner) no matter how serious my grown-up job makes me look overall.

  10. samisalsa

    I do some trendy stuff and some laid back stuff at the same time, don’t want to look like I tried too hard even though I spend most of my free time thinking about new products.

  11. Luka

    I give a nod to the vintage but with a modern twist so it doesn’t look costumey

  12. MJ

    My style is unique since it generally incorporates hand made items of mine which…have a tendency to be a little geeky at times. XD

  13. KaraW

    I dress according to my own tastes, not trends.  I mix textures, prints and styles like nobodies business!

  14. My signature is a short dress with a military jacket. That way I can play it masculine or feminine, with endless options of texture, weight, jewelry, and color.

  15. ssaemblog

    It’s my own style. Plain and simple. All mine.

  16. lov2read68

    My sense of style is unique because I don’t follow current trends. I pick & choose what I like & what works for me not what the magazines, etc say the trend of the moment is. So a lot of the time I am out of step with what current fashion is but I’m okay with that! 

  17. Krystal

    honestly there isn’t much unique with my style! i am a minimalist with my fashion.

  18. Kelly B

    I’m severely disabled and now have cancer…my style is unique because I continue to adapt it as my abilities allow me. It may mean being 100% natural almost every day or doing my best to put on whatever makeup I want just for fun if I’m feeling sad or sassy.  I might wear peacock eye shades at home alone that I would not have worn in front of someone…but end up thinking it is so much fun that I won’t be shy wearing that out in the future.  It’s about never giving up and finding ways to make yourself feel like you’ve still got it (even if nobody else would agree).  Style is owning your own abilities and believing you are beautiful, even if the abilities are limited and your body is covered with huge and ugly scars.

  19. waniele

    My style is unique ’cause I always think about i I feel, and not what other people or fashion dictates

  20. Brian McD aka Roulette

    I try to make my outfits as different as possible, to keep ’em guessing.  I’m too fickle to be tied down to any one style, so I like to make them as far across the spectrum as possible. 

  21. minimisfit

    I fun colors but keep the style simple win comfy jeans and soft tops (sweaters or tees).. my shoes are usually the stand out. cute or edgy!

  22. Chanelle CM

    I’ve been sick for 6 years – I missed out on a lot of normal teenage and young adult activities, but I feel it has made me more compassionate and patient than a typical 21 year old. That’s what is unique about me!

  23. Fiona Denali

    My style is comfy and happy but also girly and sweet.

  24. Emily K

    My style is a mix of Midwestern, European, and Southern, all the places I’ve lived!

  25. My style is unique because I choose my clothing to complement my scent of the day!

  26. KLo

    I’m unique because I dress to impress myself, not anyone else! 

  27. Shelby

    because I mix classic simple pieces with funky accessories and diy touches to a lot of my stuff

  28. tousha

    I love my heritage and family, so I mix traditional jewellery with my modern style and wear it confidently – always fresh!

  29. rachelpineflavor

    I always keep it classy while integrating my love for animal prints, bright and rainbow colors :)

  30. Jill

    my style depends on my mood…can be anything from formal to sporty and anything in between!

  31. What makes my style unique is mixing new, old, thrifted and handmade items to my wardrobe. 

  32. carmenkay1221

    What makes my style unique is my confidence. I am confident in whatever I chose to wear, whether its bright colors or a simple v-neck shirt and shorts. Whatever I chose I am ultimately happy and thats all that matters =)

  33. Laura H

    My style is unique because I dress however I am feeling each day and do not are what others think about the way I dress !

  34. Leann

    my style is girly meets hipster.

  35. Justine

    I’m always trying to cover up as much skin as possible, which is unique in the US!

  36. ladybugy06

    I think my style is unique because its who I am. I try to stay true to what I will wear and not try out fashion that will not work for me.

  37. meowchica

    I don’t have hair or eyebrows, so my looks turn out to be unique even when they’re ordinary :)

  38. AngieLid

    I do what makes me happy!

  39. Rebecca

    I think my style is unique is because it’s a blend! I can go from a band shirt and jeans to a handmade bleach dyed shirt with boots. I like blending in different accessories and styles to make my own personal one!

  40. DaniArci

    My style is unique because I love mixing color and prints and always having fun.

  41. serena150

    My style is a little bit of classic thrown in with pops of colors and funky eclectic pieces of jewelry I’ve collected over the years.

  42. Amanda

    I love to wear unique pieces of jewelry to spice up my style and make it my own! I love everything from chunky, statement necklaces to dainty, whimsical pieces. I like to buy one of a kind pieces that are truly unique :)

  43. katrinawongsta

    I love color in general and I’m never afraid to wear bright bold colors.  Whether I’m going to school or going out to a formal event, I’ll incorporate some colored piece (i.e. top, accessories, or dress).  Also, I wear what suits my mood, which tends to change with the seasons.  I think that’s what makes my style unique!

  44. What makes my style unique is that I just do what I wan’t and wear what I want. no matter if its trendy or not. That and I mix styles quite frequently!

  45. dreamingmuse

    What makes my style unique is that I have curly hair that I love to wear natural. No straighteners or relaxers for me! I am not afraid of a strong red lip. I love to wear bold colors. One of my favorite shirts is a bright blood orange color. I like to dress cute, but comfortable as I walk out in the southern California heat for about 2 miles a day.

  46. Leslie

    I like to mix and match different prints and colors and also match my make up look with my outfit

  47. Vanessa

    I like to keep a little retro/glam with every outfit, even at work.

  48. jeantaelr

    trends can give me colors and ideas, but i make my own way of wearing them.

  49. alyssaedelman

    I love the vintage look – polka dots, hair flowers, peep toes, cat eyes, red lips…

  50. Trudy

    My style is very unique because it reflects what is inside… each day I make my makeup a work of art and express my creativity by doing so :) <3

  51. MercyAngel

    my style is versatile i can be casual, girly, a tomboy anything i like:) is mostly how i wanna be in that day i don’t go by the fashion sense unless i like the style of course 😛

  52. amatheia98

    I think what makes my style unique is that I’ll try anything, even something I feel may not look good to start with.  I will also keep trying things different ways until they look right.  I wear what I feel like at any given time and don’t worry too much about what others will think, as long as I like it that’s all that matters.

  53. Kawai

    I like to mix pieces that are classic and clean with other elements that are more laidback and casual =)

  54. Heather

    My style is unique because I do something different with my makeup, hair, and accessories every day.  I’m not afraid to try new styles, colors, and trends.  I could wear the same dress over and over but style it so differently that no one would notice.  

  55. AllisonFuerste

    I wear my nail polish colors to my mood and feelings!

  56. peachtree28

    I follow trends in a way that perfectly mixes with my personal style. I don’t follow trends just to follow them and fit in.

  57. L

    my style is usually conservative and classic. it occasionally changes up depending on my mood.

  58. katieradu

    I always try to zig when others zag when it comes to my style but I always stay true to what makes me feel good and what I feel looks beautiful. I hope that is not unique!

  59. nyanez83

    being confident with everything i wear!

  60. Zombiebunny1991

    My style is unique because I am willing to try new things. I enjoy taking risks in fashion, such as by wearing colors that I normally would not consider, and by mixing elements of different styles such as classic, bohemian, and even super girly. Some days I will go for a very neutral look, and then spice up my makeup. On other days, I will let my outfit do the talking and go with a makeup look that makes my eyes stand out. Ever since middle school, I have tried to wear clothes that were fun and fashionable. I avoid following trends, but rather, I attempt to make my own. 

  61. My style is unique because of my simple clothes – often t shirts or rolled up collared sleeves with jeans, but something bold and unexpected – often red lipstick, or one little tweak, like a woven bracelet, that really makes me walk taller and with purpose. 

  62. glamgeekchic

    The best accessory: confidence!

  63. EmilyMichelleStewart

    I think my style is unique because I like all kinds of trends and incorporate them into my current wardrobe all the time!

  64. Alice Acid

    When I try, I mix elements of something traditional fem and make it more mascline. I mix different elements together to create a style all my own. Or I look like a hobo because I don’t try.

  65. tinap676

    My style is unique because I NEVER go with the trends and wear what’s everyone’s wearing at a specific season. I wear what I like anytime I like. even if it’s “So last year”! :)

  66. summerfirefly

    Well, this is super exciting! O.O
    My style is unique because I don’t really follow the trends. I wear what I love and what I think looks good on me (which happens to be mostly blue). I absolutely love making my own tie dye from t-shirts to socks. I turns old jeans into shorts and even have a pair I’ve splattered with paint. I take clothes and make them more me.

  67. heidiaclayton

    my style is unique because i never go with trends or basics. for example, instead of a basic neutral look, my go-to look is bright purple eyes with cool pink lips.

  68. Snarkling

    What makes my style unique is that I go between many, 50’s one day, Goth the next and so on.

  69. Raylene

    What makes my style unique is that when you see the way I dress from day to day you can not just fit me into one category. I like to wear many different styles and though I like to play with trends at times I don’t follow them . I feel like they’re fun things to play with but not something that should determine your style.

  70. Nonakins

    I’m unique because I wear what I like, no matter who tells me that I shouldn’t.

  71. Melinda

    I wear whatever I feel comfortable in at that given moment. I don’t feel I like I have to please anyone but myself.

  72. Amanda L

    My style is unique because I don’t really have one set style. Depending on my mood, I’ll sometimes dress sophisticated, girly, rocker/edgy, etc. My style is fairly versatile and I think that’s what sets it apart from a lot of other people who just have one set style.

  73. Shayna

    I always try to mix all the fashion trends into my own thing

  74. naohms

    I wear anything in confidence and care less of what people think

  75. romelia

    Hehe I`m not unique in make-up, but  i love smokey eyes, glowy cheeks, nude lips

  76. Concertchick

    My unique style is wearing bold lipstick colors anywhere – I’m not afraid to wear red or neon to the office!

  77. missemh

    My style is unique because I wear what makes me happy irregardless of the current trends.

  78. ArabelleSicardi

    i pull inspiration from unexpected places and consider fashion and beauty forms of political expression :)

  79. kimmydadiva

    My style is unique because i don’t follow trends, I go with what makes me feel comfortable and what makes me feel full of life. Colors are my energy for fashion so once i see a particular color shade ideas start to pop in my head of how to put pieces together like I am solving a jigsaw puzzle…lol

  80. Leenie

    I have a laid back kinda style, earthy but chic but always but together, I believe in accessories to the fullest

  81. madoots

    What makes my style unique is that I take current trends and find ways to make if work for me and my body and what I consider to be flattering and appealing. =]

  82. samanthajm

    I love the idea of hard and soft, mixing a structured piece with something more free flowing to achieve a balanced look! 

  83. valkrie

    I think my style is unique because I love to play with different variations of classic looks.

  84. KatrinaKing

    My style is unique because I give a nod to the trends by incorporating one or two of them in a season, but I am not a slave to them. Vintage style is my favorite, but I am willing to try a little of many genres.

  85. iksagor

    I wouldn’t call my style unique to be honest, I dress very simple and lazy.

  86. iksagor

    I wouldn’t call my style unique to be honest, I dress very simple and lazy.

  87. xGoingIncognito

    Mixing vintage/second-hand with new items

  88. Carlin

    Keepin’ it classy all day, everyday…in scrubs. It’s harder than people think.

  89. heyoo

    I think my style is unique because i wear whatever makes me happy!

  90. left_the_stars

    my style is unique because I love vintage and retro inspired clothing
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  91. Susann

    What makes my style unique is that I have a very varied (haha) style. I go from fun skirts, bright trendy pieces, jeans, to sweatpants/shirts. This isn’t always necessarily good because sometimes my outfits turn out kind of weird, as I am usually delirious in the mornings due to sleep deprivation. Thanks for the giveaway Christine!!!!!!! 

  92. Susann

    What makes my style unique is that I have a very varied (haha) style. I go from fun skirts, bright trendy pieces, jeans, to sweatpants/shirts. This isn’t always necessarily good because sometimes my outfits turn out kind of weird, as I am usually delirious in the mornings due to sleep deprivation. Thanks for the giveaway Christine!!!!!!! 

  93. MegODowd

    I love bright, fun colors, girly prints, and sparkly accessories–alongside the classic pieces that all women should own! I try to always wear at least one interesting piece every day.

  94. espe

    My style is unique because the way I dress is another platform to express my creativity.  Clothes are the tools for walking expression.

  95. KristynZombie

    My style is unique, because I kind of just do what I want when I want too. I do not think I have ever followed trends, because I just do not pay that close of attention to them, because well my style is mine, not societies. <3

  96. Em

    My style is unique because I’m about as stylish as the clown from It is funny.
    Key points are to not know what you’re doing and “Are you really going to wear that out…like in public?” from friends and family!

  97. I don’t follow any specific trends, my style is me, and therefore unique :)

  98. crystallinity

    I’m quirky, and I make sure to stay true to myself!  My hair is asymmetric, but my tattoos are symmetric!  I love bright colors, especially on nails and hair.

  99. Minlouwho10

    My style is unique because my self values mean more to me than what is “in style” or what is “popular” I love me for me!