Here's to us, we made it through the holidays! Although the holidays are my favorite time of year, I always feel like I need a vacation afterward. Unfortunately for me, there's rarely any vacation change to spare after buying gifts for all my loved ones. However, I'm so thankful that I could gift my loved ones with unique presents from some of my favorite local businesses and have the opportunity to gift one lucky winner with a prize pack from these great stores.
The prize pack includes a $100 gift card to Whitney Rife's boutique, The Retail Therapist; a $100 gift card to JM Artistry; a $100 gift card to Virtual Edge; a $100 gift card to Royal Cleaners Dry Cleaning; a $50 gift card to TANtalizing Tanning & Spray Tans; and a $50 gift card to Bonfire - A Smokin' Taqueria. To enter to win my Always August giveaway contest, click here. Contest ends on January 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
The Retail Therapist
The Retail Therapist is a boutique owned by Local Influencer, Whitney Rife. Whitney does a phenomenal job stocking her boutique with trendy clothing for women of all ages and sizes. Not only is her boutique fantastic, so are her blog and Instagram. She always shares the best fashion finds, recipes, travel tips, etc.
JM Artistry the Salon is a local salon owned by Jaimie Maynor. Jaimie is my go-to girl for camera-ready hair and makeup. She has styled me for all of my Brand Ambassador photo shoots and commercials. Not only does she make me feel totally glam, but the look stays all day long, which is an absolute dream when I'm trying to film.
There is no better way to start the New Year than with a fresh blowout at Virtual Edge. Virtual Edge is a fantastic local salon owned by Megan Bundy. With a variety of services of a full range of natural products, you're sure to leave feeling like your best self.
Honestly, though, it's hard to look and feel your best if your clothes aren't clean, tailored, and pressed. Royal Cleaners has been a community staple for over 70 years. As a family owned business, the Schwartz brothers make it their mission to provide top quality service to each and every customer.
One of the biggest appeals to me about moving to the grand strand area was the idea of sunbathing on the beach year-round. As locals, we know that isn't exactly realistic considered the recent cold snaps, nor is it good for your skin. Luckily for me, I can stay tan all year round with spray tans from Tantalizing. The people at Tantalizing are always so fantastic and do a phenomenal job of giving me a sun-kissed glow without any hint of orange, which I know is a huge concern for so many people when getting a spray tan. They also offer red light therapy and an infrared heat sauna.
And lastly, but certainly not least, is Bonfire A Smokin' Taqueria. If you follow my Instagram account @successinthebag, you know that Bonfire is one of my favorite places to eat. I literally go there like once a week. Their food is phenomenal, and they have a gorgeous view of the Waccamaw River. I mean, where else can you get tacos and BBQ? How's a girl supposed to choose?
I really can't think of a better giveaway than the prize pack Carolina Trust has put together from these terrific places. I truly could not live without them. Good luck to you as you enter to win, and even if you don't win, you'll definitely want to check out these wonderful local businesses.