Big Changes Coming to Mimi & Chichi + Elf Giveaway

March 20, 2017

Update: Congratulations to Lauren L. on winning this giveaway!

The only constant in life is change. I think it’s some Greek dude named Heraclitus said something to that effect. While I’d like to say that I’m a person who rolls with the punches pretty well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I enjoy it. Humans are creature of habits: we don’t like it when people move our cheese around. And I’m no different. But alas, sometimes change is where life takes you and all one can do is make the best of it (and to blog about it, of course).

I apologize in advance, you guys. This blog is going to be a long one. Longer than usual anyways. But I promise there will be a rainbow in the end of this blog (in the form of an Elf giveaway). But hey before we get to that, lemme tell you the full story first.

You may have noticed in the past year that the blog, and consequently the social media channels as well, has been a bit of a “Gita show.” Those of you that noted this lack of presence can probably also guess the change that I’m about to announce: Jess is bowing out of Mimi & Chichi. We first had the conversation about her possibly leaving about a year or so ago. My first initial reaction of course is:

Jess and I started this blog years ago, back when we still lived in San Antonio, TX. Four city moves and two weddings later, I credit the blog for keeping us close together. We would text each other almost every day, and many times it would be about the blog. It was great having a blog with your bestie because I felt like we backed each other up. There were times where one of us was too busy with our lives to keep up, so the other one will come in to fill the gap. When Jess said she wanted to take a break, I thought this was just one of those temporary hiatus. And as the year progressed, I slowly realized that this break was going to be more permanent.

We have the blog as a creative outlet where we express our love for fashion, as we certainly don’t get to do this in our advertising day job since most of our clients are in financial services. We do this because we love it and because it’s fun. And I have always said I’ll only continue to do it as long as it stays fun. When I’m feeling down, I like to go back to the start and remind myself why I’m doing this in the first place. It’s not for the number of likes, not for the number of followers or readers (although we do certainly love you guys), and hell it’s definitely not for the money. It’s about the love and fun of it all.

I’m certainly still having fun. But it’s totally not fair for me to ask Jess to stick around when she’s not having fun anymore. We’re still BFFs, which means that you might still the get the occasional pop-in, but she’ll no longer be around in an official capacity. So give me a shout out if you start to miss her too much, I’ll be sure to have her put in a “guest appearance”.

Now moving off of the sad stuff on to the rainbow I promised at the end of this blog: the Elf giveaway!

As a token of appreciation for our amazing, awesome, fantastic and [insert more positive adjectives here] readers that have continued to show their support, I’m giving away a full Elf skincare set. Which contains these amazing goodies:

(Before you read on, by the way, the rubes at FTC require me to let you know that there may be affiliate links below.)

 ♥ Daily Hydration Moisturizer
 ♥ Exfoliating Scrub
 ♥ Hydrating Gel Mask
 ♥ Cleansing Duo Face Brush
 ♥ Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool

Joining the giveaway is super duper easy through the handy Rafflecopter widget below. Go get ’em! ☺

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Not so little fine prints:

  • No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited.
  • Entrant must be 18 years old as of sweepstakes start date and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of start date.
  • Sweepstakes begins Monday, Mar 20, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST, and closes on Saturday, April 03, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST.
  • Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be selected by random drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all entries received.

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  • Lauren March 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I want to try the Pore Refining Brush.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole March 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Wow – big news! Life happens tho!
    As far as the giveaway, I’m curious to try that Hydrating Gel Mask…

  • Cynthia Knisley March 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I have never tried E.L.F skincare but I would like to

  • Tiffany Dayton March 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    The exfoliating scrub would be my pick.

  • Michele Cupp March 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I would love to try the exfoliating scrub.

  • Shalida Dobbins March 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I really want to try the duo brush, but I’m honestly excited for everything because I love skincare. :)

  • VICKI RAINS March 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Would like try the Hydrating Gel Mask. Thank you.

  • shannon fowler March 21, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Im really excited to try the exfoliating scrub

  • Darlene Carbajal March 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I want to try the exfoliating scrub.

  • Melissa Storms March 21, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I really would like to try the hydrating gel mask.

  • joti b March 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I’m excited about the Hydrating Gel Mask.

  • Elle March 22, 2017 at 1:10 am

    The hydrating gel mask.

  • amy rice March 22, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I’m excited to try the cleansing duo face brush.

  • Annmarie W. March 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I am really looking forward to trying the face brush!

  • Dotty J Boucher March 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I would be happy to try any of the Elf products here out, I have always wanted to try Elf products , just have
    not been fortune enough to do so at this time..

  • Tara L March 22, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I’m most excited to try the Exfoliating Scrub. I hear so much excited things about Exfoliating Scrubs I just need to try it.

  • Mare Petrelli March 22, 2017 at 9:14 am

    The whole set looks awesome & I’d love to try everything in it. But that Cleansing Duo face brush looks cool as well as the Pore Refining Brush & Mask Tool.

  • Jen Rodrigues March 22, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I really want to try the Exfoliating Scrub.

  • Debbie Welchert March 22, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I really love trying different masks, so I am really excited about the Hydrating Gel Mask.

  • Michele March 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I really want to try the exfoliating scrub. I have used many brands and maybe I will like this one better than most….

  • Angela P March 22, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I am excited to try the Exfoliating Scrub

  • Patty wright March 22, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Hydrating gel mask

  • Debbie Yoder March 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    The Daily Hydration Moisturizer

  • Nicole Lancaster March 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I excited to try the e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask the most.

  • allison March 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I am really really interested in the cleansing brush! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  • Deborah Caudill March 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I would love to win the Hydrating Gel Mask. My skin is so dry in the winter that I think this would help my skin a lot.

  • LisaM March 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Excited to try the Hydrating Gel Mask. I would love to see it at work!

  • Anita Duvall March 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    The Daily Hydration Moisturizer is what I am most interested in. I really need it!

  • Seyma Shabbir March 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I am prone to acne so I want to try the Pore Refining Brush!

  • Linda Kish March 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I am most excited about the exfoliating scrub.

  • denise low March 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I would love to try them all. But I would pick the Hydration Gel mask.

  • Gabrielle March 22, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    The Hydrating Gel Mask sounds terrific. Definitely eager to try that one.

  • Andrea Peregretti March 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    The Hydrating Gel Mask!

  • DailyWoman (Lacey) March 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I am excited to try the Daily Hydration Moisturizer

  • Kayla Sheehan March 23, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I’d love to try the pore refining brush!

  • Alexandra Oller March 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’m most excited to try the Exfoliating Scrub!

  • JSoup March 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Gita – I’m sure this was a tough post for you. You guys will always be Mimi & Chichi in my books! However, I am excited about your solo adventures as a blogger.

    Jess – Now that you are taking a break – come visit me in DC so that we rage together! #alwaysmandown

  • Tabitha March 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    The Face Brush.

  • ANGELA MASON March 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to try them all! Starting with the hydrating gel mask, to the pore refiner and everything in between. I really could use a great product, is this it?? How does it stand up to sensitivity issues? Just wondering….. Thank you for this awesome opportunity and enjoy your upcoming weekend!!

  • Neha Kaul March 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Being an exfoliating fiend, the exfoliating Scrub is what I ‘d most love to try!

  • susan byrne March 24, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I really want to try the Hydrating Gel Mask, I have very dry skin and I maybe this will help out my problem. Elf is very affordable so, I’ll keep it in mind if I don’t win. :)

  • Marci March 24, 2017 at 1:57 am

    I’m excited to try Hydrating Gel Mask

  • Cheryl Chervitz March 24, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I want to try the Exfoliating Scrub. I can always use it to get rid of yucky skin.

  • Lucy Nguyen March 25, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I’d like to try out the Cleansing Duo Face Brush

  • Willette Mitchell March 25, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I really want to try the Cleansing Duo Face Brush

  • Katie Bellamy March 25, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I’m excited to try the Cleansing Duo Face Brush!

  • Sheri Anderson March 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    The Exfoliating Scrub sounds refreshing but all sound great to me, thanks!

  • Theresa Jenkins March 26, 2017 at 1:21 am

    I’m most excited to try >>Hydrating Gel Mask

  • Lynne Meyer March 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’m most excited about the Cleansing Duo Face Brush. Been wanting to try it for ages!

  • Mary Maria March 28, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I want to try the Pore Refining Brush!! Thanks!!

  • Laura March 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I am so excited to try the Cleansing Duo Face Brush! Looks awesome!

  • joan rafunzel medina March 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Cleansing Duo Face Brush. Never tried it in my 23 years of existence. hahaha. I would love to try it all since i have a very sensitive skin. hoe to win :)

  • Nelle March 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I would love to try any of these products from ELf! And best of luck on this new life journey!

  • Gabrielly March 31, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I want to try the Pore Refining Brush.

  • Rosemary ford April 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I’m really excited to try all I never knew they had skincare line

  • Jamie Johnson April 2, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Wow! I had NO idea elf made these kind of luxury products! I’d be most excited to try the Cleansing Duo Face Brush, but all of the items are fantastic! Great giveaway! Great picks! Thanks for the chance to win some AHmazing products!

  • Christy Peeples DuBois April 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I would be most excited about the Exfoliating Scrub and the Cleansing Brush. Since I’ve not tried any of Elf’s skincare I would be most excited.

  • Holly Thomas April 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I am most excited to try the exfoliating scrub.

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  • adriana April 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    the daily hydration moisturizer. exited for everything tho.

  • Shannon April 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I’m most excited to try the Hydrating Gel Mask.

  • Tandi Cortez April 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I am super excited to try the Scrub! Looks awesome! :D

  • MelodyJ April 2, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I really want to try the exfoliating scrub.

  • Paol Trenny April 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I am excited to try the Daily Hydration Moisturizer.

  • Michelle Castagne April 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I’m excited to try the Cleansing Duo Face Brush.

  • Sarah April 3, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Would love to try the gel mask!!

  • Paula K April 3, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I would be most excited by the Hydrating Gel mask. In fact, I was just on their website checking it out and doing that thing in your mind ” should I or Shouldn’t I”! LOL! So I guess for now I will just wait and see how this giveaway turns out. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sheila Chaffins April 4, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hydrating Gel Mask

  • Nicole Ackerman April 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I’m excited to try the Hydrating Gel Mask!

  • Tracy Robertson April 6, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I’m excited to try all of the products, but the Cleaning Face Brush the most!

  • Dawn Monzu April 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    The Poor Refiner for SURE!!! My pore’s are so terrible. I am crossing my fingers to win this one! God bless everyone!!

  • Kimmie Beauchamp April 8, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I’m most excited to try the Exfoliating Scrub.