Monday, August 4, 2014

Something New Jewelry Cleaner Giveaway!

Win this!
Photo credit: Something New
Something New Jewelry Cleaner is offering a free giveaway as well as free shipping on orders to Luxe Austerity readers! This is truly one of my favorite products, so I'm very excited to share about it. While it's called a jewelry cleaner, Something New can be used on all types of stones, all types of metal, and even household items like mirrors and glass.

One of my best friends and I both got married just two weeks apart. We were in each other's wedding parties for weddings that would happen in different states, so in the months leading up to the nuptials we both went to a good deal of bridal shows in both her state and mine. I went to a few with my friend, and a few with my mother, and discovered that depending on the location, the events were very, very different. I attended a few big wedding expos in convention centers, a beautiful and decadent bridal show at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, and a tiny show featuring local vendors near my home town in New England. They all had very different styles, but I did find some great things at almost every one.

Photo Credit: K and K Photography
via Bridal Guide
One of the best things I discovered at a bridal show was Something New Jewelry Cleaner. At the time, I was mainly cleaning my engagement ring with toothpaste, which worked fine, but I knew I wanted a real cleaner I could use easily. There seemed to be an endless number of options available, but they all seemed expensive and full of chemicals. So, when my friend called me over to a booth at one of these shows because they were cleaning her ring, I knew I was interested in giving it a try.

The man running the booth took my ring, and sprayed it with a bright pink liquid solution. Then he rubbed it with a white, cream product, and rinsed it off with water. As he dried my ring against a paper towel, dark tarnish showed on the towel, and my ring was quite sparkly. It took just seconds, and was even easier than using a polishing cloth. But what made me buy the product on the spot was that it is all-natural, made from banana and coconut oils, and is completely child and pet safe. If it's child and pet safe, I figured, it must be gentle on my jewelry, too.

In the years since, I've used it regularly: It has become one of those products I try to always have on hand. I love that it's safe to use on all kinds of jewelry including costume jewelry (partly because it doesn't require soaking, which can affect the glue, and partly because it's gentle and chemical-free) but can also be used to soak more resilient items like diamond jewelry overnight. It works on all metal from jewelry to tack, and a neat feature is that even if the cleaner gets on the leather, it can be rinsed away without staining. The fact that it doesn't stain leather speaks to how gentle it is, and how easy and useful it is for many different items around the home. I regularly use it to clean a silver tray and a bud vase on my dresser that both tarnish very quickly, and sometimes use it as a quick way to clean the bathroom mirror.

Besides the ease of use and gentleness of Something New Jewelry Cleaner, my favorite part is how long-lasting and reusable it is: When it's been used so much that it turns from its original bright pink color to a cloudy dark pink, it can simply be strained over cheesecloth and used over and over again, making it the most frugal jewelry cleaner I've ever found.

Something New Jewelry Cleaner comes in two parts. The first is the bright pink liquid, which can be sprayed on and toweled off or used to soak items. The second is the white tarnishing cream which can be rubbed on with an old, soft toothbrush to really get the dirt off. Just the way the pink liquid can be strained to last longer, the white cream is long-lasting too -- if it dries out, all that's needed to revive it is a little of the pink solution.

Win the starter kit pictured at the top of the page!

To enter the Free Giveaway:
Step one: "Like" Something New on Facebook
Step two: Leave a comment below

Additional entries: If you also follow steps one and two above again, but this time to follow Something New on Twitter @MyJewelryCleanr and/or Instagram @MyJewelryCleaner, you'll be entered into the drawing again. That's three possible entries!

To buy with Free Shipping:
Use code "Luxe" at checkout at Something New Jewelry Cleaner

If you've never used Something New before, this $30 starter kit (the one in the giveaway) is the one I would suggest because the spray bottle is really useful for cleaning mirrors and quick cleaning of jewelry, the jar is great for soaking items, and the tarnishing cream kicks up the cleaning power even more. The cream is not for use every day, and mine has lasted for years, so my most recent purchases have been the refills of the pink solution.

The winner will be chosen next Thursday, August 14th... But even if you don't win and you use the free shipping instead, I know you'll love Something New as much as I do.

Good luck!



35 comments:

  1. Ring-fingers crossed! I hope I win, but as I like everything you recommend, I'm definitely buying this if I don't.

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  2. I liked on Facebook and follow on twitter!

    @kellyeliz07

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  3. i follow on twitter and facebook @proudmommy808 thanks for the chance

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  4. liked and followed... @TheMeyerhoffer

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  5. would love to win this, my jewelry could definitely use a good cleaning!!

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  6. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win this. God bless!

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  7. One can never have too much of this stuff! Great giveaway, something that will really be used!

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  8. liked on Fb and follow on instagram and twitter

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  9. Liked on FB. I have never used this, but it would be awesome to try it on my weeding ring :)

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  10. I would love to try this out....fingers crossed.

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  11. Wow! I liked on Facebook and followed on twitter with my account @salesaholic. I definitely need to clean out my jewelry soon! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  12. This sounds great!! I'm following on fb as Christy Peeples DuBois. My email is reidsrd@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  13. I am also following on twitter. My username is ce43174248. My email is reidsrd@hotmail.com.

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  14. And I am following on Instagram. My handle is reidsrd. My email is reidsrd@hotmail.com. Thank you

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  15. I would love to have a wonderful jewelry cleaner!

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  16. Facebook: Kazuko Smith
    Twitter: @Love_thy_selfs
    Instagram: Randomlove25
    Liked and followed on both.

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  17. I follow on Twitter as @KathyFleming333 and liked on Facebook as Kathy Fleming.

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  18. this stuff looks amazing!! My jewelry is so in need of a decent cleaning too! Fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. I liked on FB..this would do wonders on my jewelry!!! KairaWolfie@aol.com

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  20. Looks like a great product. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone.

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  21. I liked on facebook. Would love to try this!

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  22. I "Like" Something New on Facebook as Stephanie Grant
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  23. I follow Something New on Twitter @sgrant2004
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  24. i am a facebook fan - tony l smoaks
    thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  25. I "Like" Something New on Facebook. I'd love to have this!

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  26. I like something new on Facebook!!


    aimerlee328@yahoo.com

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  27. I liked something new on facebook, same name as on here :) Would absolutely love to give this stuff a try!

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