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Winner of the Makeup Box Competition

17 Jan

Wowzas!!!! What an exceptional response to the Makeup Box competition. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time and effort to enter this competition… I spent last night checking all the entries and copying them into an excel spreadsheet so that I could randomly select a winner. It took me hours!!! All up there were over a hundred entrants and the entries (you could get up to 8 entries for completing all steps) tallied up to 551. I used to select a winner randomly. I was overwhelmed by everyone’s great New Year resolutions and I sincerely hope that you all achieve them in 2012. If I could, I would give each and every one of you a makeup box set (but that’s not up to me is it), however there is only one lucky winner… the excitement is killing me, so let’s reveal it shall we?… … …








Kim from Blonde Suburbia!!!

Congratulations babe. I will email you soon so that you can get back to me with your details.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter, I really appreciate it.


New Year, New (organised) You! WIN a Makeup Box Set for 2012!

31 Dec



If I had to pick only one favourite product from 2011, I’d honestly have to say it was my Glamour Makeup Box Set from The Makeup Box Shop. You might recognise these makeup storage units… yes they are VERY similar to the ones used by the Kardashian sisters as seen on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The Makeup boxes are made of high quality 5mm thick acrylic and are very sturdy. Very much worth the investment.

My little acrylic family consists of a 5 drawer Glamour Makeup Box (AU$124), brush holder with beads (AU$15 with any box purchase), and a nail polish stand (AU$21) and I have to say… I’m madly in love with my little acrylic family. Before they came along, the state of my bathroom drawers were atrocious and my brushes were squished into a pencil holder… horrible I know!! I couldn’t even consider getting more brushes or makeup in fear of trying to find a place to put them.

And here’s a confession… I’m a massive product packaging hoarder. I’m the girl who keeps all my new makeup in its original packaging and will continue to do so until the box is so tattered it looks horrible or it starts to annoy me. I just found that I could stand my blushes up in boxes in my bathroom drawers and read the names on the top, making it easier to know what’s what. Oh and also because I like to know what ingredients are in what… who knows, I may need to look at some of them if needed in a blog post.

So as you can see below, the Makeup Box holds A LOT of products. It so fun organising your makeup into it, I call it ‘Makeup Tetris’ lol. Having this storage unit was also the push I needed to get my products out of their packaging and into their new home! You can see from the last square that I got rid of a LOT of boxes. It was very therapeutic and great to clean and sort out my product stash. It’s amazing how much room the boxes were taking up in my drawers!

This is a snapshot of what products each draw holds… top drawer – eye shadows, second drawer – blushes, third drawer – lipsticks, fourth drawer – mascaras, concealers, eyeliners and primers, and last drawer (the deepest) – my box-o-powders, foundations, powders, illuminators, Illamasqua glosses, bronzers.

This is my little acrylic family… the brush holder comes with the beads and the nail polish stand holds 12 huge OPI size nail polishes (or more if smaller bottles). The Makeup box is also great to store perfumes on top, in full view when you’re getting ready in the morning, so you don’t forget to spritz yourself – and it also saves bench space. Yey!

To get your hands on these awesome makeup storage units, check out or head over to the Facebook or Twitter pages. The Makeup Box Shop does free shipping* within Australia (*NT, SA, WA & TAS Customers please add an extra $7 for shipping).

Thanks to The Makeup Box Shop, I’m running a New Year, New (organised) You competition! To help you be the very best, organised you in 2012, you could WIN a 4 drawer Glamour Makeup Box, Foundation Blending Sponge and Brush holder set (RRP AU$139). Here is the 4 drawer glamour box:


1. Leave a comment on this post telling us your New Year’s Resolution for 2012. (1 entry)

2. ‘Like’ the The Makeup Box Shop and Hip & Haute pages on Facebook (+ 2 entries)

3. ‘Follow’ the The Makeup Box Shop (@TheMakeupBoxAU) and Hip & Haute (@hipandhaute) on Twitter (+ 2 entries)

4. Share this competition on Twitter or on your Facebook page via the social media buttons below (+ 3 entries)

Please leave your name and email address in the comment below so I can contact you if you win! And please tell me which steps you completed above.

Good Luck Hautees! And Happy New Year! 

Terms and conditions: Competition is open to Australian residents only and ends Monday 16 January 2012, 4pm EST (Brisbane time). Winners will be contacted by email and announced on the blog. If a winner doesn’t give me their details within a week, another winner will be drawn.

Winners of the Vaseline Giveaway

30 Nov

Oh yes, that too… but another round of Congratulations goes to these lovely ladies for scoring themselves a HUGE pump bottle of the new Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15. Score! That’ll keep you going for Summer.

So without further ado, I am pleased to announce that the 5 winners are:

1. Joanne (mumwiththree)

2. Kerry Santillo

3. Tegan (Tegania’s Thoughts)

4. Julie  (MemybestandI)

5. Michelle Vamvas

Congratulations ladies! And Thank you so much everyone for entering.

If you are one of the lucky winners, I will be emailing you soon so that you can give me your postal details. If I don’t hear back from one of the winners within the week, I’ll be drawing another random winner.

My Haute BFF’s Giveaway!

15 Nov

Did you know there’s another Haute lady in town? She’s my long lost beauty BFF, the gorgeous Annica from Haute & Stylish.

And she’s VERY VERY generous (not to mention has VERY good taste!) with her giveaways. I mean would you look at what she’s giving away for her 150 Follower Competition…

WIN a $200 Alannah Hill Gift Voucher and an YSL Rouge Volupte in “Fetish Pink”

If you like my blog, then you will love hers. Head over to her blog HERE and enter quick sticks. Closes 25th November 2011.

Vaseline Skin Saver Squads hit Brisbane – Giveaway CLOSED

14 Nov

Don’t tell me you haven’t heard about the new Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 all over the radio and television. I know my ears pricked up when I heard the words ‘body lotion’ and ‘SPF’ in the same sentence… “by jingo”, I thought “about time!”. I am such a sun-safe snob, I baulk at the thought of intentionally sun baking, and will roll my eyes at girls that intentionally sizzle themselves like sausages on a BBQ in the hot Australian sun. I will not hold back in telling someone “they’re a bloody idiot” for frying themselves and will make it my mission to drill the fact into people’s heads that SUN DAMAGE IS IRREVERSIBLE!

So I was quite happy to see that somebody had taken the initiative (that being Vaseline) to incorporate an SPF into an everyday body lotion that will make it easier for Australian women to protect themselves from incidental sun exposure everyday.

Introducing Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15, a light, quick absorbing moisturising body lotion enriched with moisturising Aloe Vera, blocking more than 93% of UVA & UVB and leaving skin silky smooth and hydrated. HALLELUJAH!

This Wednesday, the 16th November, the Vaseline Skin Saver squads will blitz King George Square in Brisbane to help protect women and their skin this summer. The very buff all male squad will be out in force with umbrellas and bottles of Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 to equip women with the tools needed to fight incidental sun exposure. They won’t just be handing out samples, but full size 200ml bottles!!! It might seem a little extreme, but as much as a short walk from the train to work is enough to cause incidental sun exposure. What’s more, in summer UVB rays can cause a fair-skinned person to burn in as little as 15 minutes, with initial UVA damage occurring well within this time frame.

WHAT: Vaseline “skin saver” squads

WHEN: Wednesday 16th of November – Brisbane / Thursday 17th of November – Sydney / Friday 18th of November – Melbourne

TIME: 11.00am – 2.00pm

LOCATION: Brisbane – King George Square/ Sydney – Wynyard Park / Melbourne – Southern Cross Station

COST: Free!

Vaseline Ambassador, Kate Ritchie, feels it’s time to stop neglecting our bodies:

“These days we are so skin aware and conscientious when it comes to caring for the skin on ourface but often forget about protecting the rest of our body with SPF. Even just a few minutes in the sun can start to dry and damage your skin and that’s why a body lotion with SPF protection is an absolute daily essential and just quietly, what’s also essential is that you check out the good looking Vaseline ‘skin saver’ squads in their green shorts!”

And I couldn’t agree more! If you are around King George Square on Wednesday, head down there over lunch time and get snapped with one of the hunky (shirtless I may add) skin saver boys and grab yourself a bottle of the new Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15. Your skin will thank you for it! All attendees in Brisbane will also receive a voucher for a $2 coffee from Bleeding Heart Café on Ann St, which is a not for profit organisation which puts every dollar you spend back into the community. DOUBLE WIN!

If you can’t make it down on the day to see the Vaseline “Skin Saver” Squad, do not fret! Hip & Haute is giving you lovely readers a chance to win one of 5 x 375ml bottles of the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15.


To enter, complete each of the following steps:

1. Follow Hip & Haute on both Twitter and Facebook

2. Tweet the following: Win the new Vaseline Aloe Fresh Lotion with SPF 15 thanks to @hipandhaute and the Vaseline Skin Saver squad #skinsavers

3. Comment on this post when you are done and let me know your Twitter name, Facebook name and email address so I can contact you if you win.

Giveaway is open to Australian residents only and ends Monday 28 November, 6pm EST (Brisbane time). Winners will be contacted by email. If a winner doesn’t give me their details within a week, another winner will be drawn.

Winner! Napoleon Perdis Mother’s Day Giveaway

4 May

First of all, I would like to say thank you to Napoleon Perdis who made this giveaway possible, and secondly, to all my beautiful readers who entered and continue to support me! I can’t think of a better bunch of followers… you guys rock!

Now, which beautiful reader has won the Napoleon Perdis ‘All About My Mother’ Gift Pack to give their beautiful Mother this Mother’s Day?

All of the entries were so touching and heart-felt and I wouldn’t have been able to pick a winner myself as they were all beautiful sentiments to the strong women in your lives; so I have used the trusty ol’ number generator to randomly pick the winner.

So without further ado, the lucky entrant is:

Number 15!!! Which was…..

Congratulations Kylie!! I hope that your Mother enjoys this awesome gift courtesy of Napoleon Perdis. I will email you to get your details.

Thanks again everyone for entering my first giveaway. And please, still make sure to let your Mother know how much you love them this Mother’s Day, whether it be with a gift or any other way.

Be sure to check out my Mother’s Day Gift Guide for some gift ideas to give your Mum this Mother’s Day.

*CLOSED* Napoleon Perdis Mother’s Day Giveaway!

29 Apr

**********GIVEAWAY CLOSED**********

Hip & Haute has teamed up with makeup artist Napoleon Perdis—who attributes his own passion for beauty to his glamorous mother—for a special giveaway to one lucky reader. Keep reading to see how you can enter!

The Giveaway:
Mothers of the world should be spoiled on Mother’s Day. That’s why Napoleon Perdis, who attributes his own passion for makeup to his glamorous mother, is a big believer in properly gifting the important women in one’s life. With this in mind, the makeup guru has created a luxurious Mother’s Day Box Set to make mums everywhere swoon. 
The luxurious limited edition Mother’s Day Gift Box includes the Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad 5 (soft pink and grey shadows), Luminous Lip Veil and the new Nickie’s Rose Cream Blush, a vintage-inspired coin purse all wrapped in a chic ribbon wrapped white and black gift box valued at $100 for US and $129 for AU. Check out the luxurious gift box on the Napoleon Perdis site by selecting your location here: 
One lucky reader could win this gift set to gift to their Mum on Mother’s Day!
How To Enter:
Enter to win Napoleon Perdis’ Mother’s Day Box Set. We’re choosing one random winner to receive the kit, valued at $129. Entering is easy! 
To enter the Mother’s Day giveaway to win a Napoleon Perdis Mother’s Day Box Set follow these 4 easy steps (make sure you follow ALL 4 STEPS and leave your contact email in the comment below):
1. Answer the question “How Has Your Mother Inspired You?”, post your answer in the comment section below. Make sure to leaver your contact email address.
2. Subscribe to Hip & Haute by clicking on the ‘Sign me up!” button in the email subscription right down the bottom of the page.
3. Follow @hipandhaute and @napoleonperdis on Twitter.
4. Retweet This Phrase On Twitter: “How has your mother inspired you?” Enter the @hipandhaute and @napoleonperdis Mothers’ Day Contest! #spoilyourmother
*If you already follow Hip and Haute & Napoleon Perdis on Twitter you still qualify to win. 
Conditions and Deadlines:
Contest is open to Australian and US residents only. Entrant must abide by all four contest entry conditions listed above. One entry per person. Contest BEGINS Friday April 29, 2011 and ENDS Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9pm EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and I’ll announce the winners Wednesday, May 4 on my blog. Good luck Hautees!

About Napoleon Perdis 
Napoleon Perdis picked up his first makeup brush at the age of 13 to help his glamorous mother primp for a soiree. Since then, the self-taught makeup artist has long dreamed of spreading his glamour gospel. A native of Sydney, Australia, and now based in Los Angeles, Perdis has always sought to demystify makeup, and transform runway and red carpet trends to reality. In addition to taking his company global, the leading artist has a line exclusively for Target called NP Set. Since its unveiling in the U.S., the brand has attracted celeb fans including Jessica Szohr, AnnaLynne McCord, Leighton Meester, Kelly Osbourne, Debra Messing, Jessica Lowndes, Shenae Grimes, Amanda Bynes and among others. 

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