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RABEANCO Handbag Inspired Manis...plus an International Giveaway!!!

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I’m really excited about today’s post. In addition to loving nail polish, I’m also a purse snob. Mind you, I don’t own a Hermes (a girl can dream), but I do have a modest collection of Coach bags with a token Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. More than the labels, I want the quality. I keep my purses permanently. (I literally still have every purse I've ever carried.) So when I heard about RABEANCO, my ears perked up. RABEANCO leather goods are manufactured in Asia with Italian styling. The brand is well-known in Europe and Asia and is finally making an introduction in the US. This month RABEANCO launched their online boutique and their first brick-and-mortar store opens in Beverly Hills in July.

For inspiration, RABEANCO provided me with two purses...one to keep and one to give away to one lucky winner worldwide! So let's get to it. This post is pic heavy!

The Mara ($228USD)

The Mara is gorgeous. It's high-end, classy and a little edgy at the same time...I knew as soon as I laid eyes on it that it deserved some Chanel polish! I chose Chanel Black Satin, the original black nail polish, and Chanel Dragon, a beautiful Chinese red. I created a classic french manicure with a reverse accent finger and lots of shine.

RABEANCO-inspired French Mani with Chanel Black Satin and Dragon

The Mara is made of ultra-soft, lamb leather. The clutch can transform into a cross-body or shoulder bag by using the detachable contrasting strap. The bag has a unique design. It literally folds in half and snaps together with magnets embedded in the leather. Once unfolded, you unzip the top to reveal a deep interior with a zippable side pocket. I love the size. It’s roomy for a clutch - without tempting me to pack it full of unnecessary stuff. I carried my wallet, checkbook, phone, a few lipsticks and a MAC compact with room to spare. When carrying it without the strap, you can slide your hand under the wide leather accent...it looks chic and keeps the bag close. Everything about this purse is first class: beautiful leather, perfect stitching, sturdy interior lining and quality hardware.  The Mara comes in five colors. I chose dark red. It's beautiful in pictures...and amazing in person! You can learn more about the Mara here.

RABEANCO-inspired French Mani with Chanel Black Satin and Dragon

RABEANCO-inspired French Mani with Chanel Black Satin and Dragon

RABEANCO-inspired French Mani with Chanel Black Satin and Dragon

The Violetta ($198USD)

Now it's your turn! You can WIN this next beauty!!  The Violetta is beautifully constructed and features a unique shape and gold hardware. Again, I reached for Chanel. I chose Bel-Argus from the Limited Edition L’Éte Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013. The deep blue, mirrored finish is a perfect compliment to the Violetta bag in blue. I added Chanel Black Satin dots in decreasing size from tip to cuticle. On an accent finger, I switched the colors and direction of the gradient. I love this mani. I can't stop looking at it!

RABEANCO Violetta-inspired mani using Chanel Bel-Argus and Chanel Black Satin

The Violetta, just like the Mara, is seriously beautiful and well-made. If I saw these bags behind the glass at Nordstrom or Von Maur - you bet I would have investigated. The Violetta is really versatile. I can easily see using this purse during the day as a shoulder bag (with the included nylon strap), and at night as a stylish clutch. It has several interior pockets to keep your stuff organized! The leather is amazing and the blue is bright and on trend. You can learn more about the Violetta here.

RABEANCO Violetta-inspired mani using Chanel Bel-Argus and Chanel Black Satin

RABEANCO Violetta-inspired mani using Chanel Bel-Argus and Chanel Black Satin

RABEANCO Violetta-inspired mani using Chanel Bel-Argus and Chanel Black Satin

RABEANCO is now available online. Their website is full of beautiful pictures of every bag and there’s free shipping (and returns) to 50 US States! Like RABEANCO on facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram for the latest product news and trendy, inspirational updates.

Let's Get to the Giveaway!

So here's the part you've been waiting for. You can own your very own RABEANCO!!  One winner will receive the Violetta purse featured here in Blue! That’s a $198 prize, PLUS the opportunity to be one of the first (in the US) to carry an authentic RABEANCO handbag. This contest is open internationally. There are lots of entry options. Nothing is mandatory, but the more you do…the better your chances! Official Rules can be found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck!

BUMMER! This giveaway has ended. But don't fret. More to come!