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The Real Beauty in Life

4 May

This isn’t a beauty post per say, but I thought that I should share this with you all, so that you could all savour the “real beauty” in life… and that is family, friends and unconditional love. Please take a moment to appreciate what you have in life. As it could be all over in a second. I want you all to take the time to stop what you are doing and tell your closest family and friends just how much you love them.

I have my Mum to thank for this little burst of sappiness. I am running in the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run this Mother’s Day and I urge you all to check it out and help out or even participate if you can. It’s a great cause and I love how it celebrates not only Women, but Mums in particular. I have my Mum to thank for a lot in my life. So Mum…. I LOVE YOU! Thanks for being you. And to all my dear family and friends, I love you too.

Here’s an email my Mum sent out yesterday that really brought a tear to my eye… I hope you don’t mind me sharing Mummy.


“To my dear friends

I am running the 8km event in the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run… as a tribute to a wonderful friend who lost her battle with breast cancer – her bravery was amazing – her attitude was astonishing in the face of pain and suffering. If you feel inclined to support a worthy cause please follow this link 

Miss Sarah Cook and I will be running together this year; it is a proud moment for me to have my eldest daughter entering this event to be with her mum. I would rather she run with me and than “for me”…

I hope you all have a wonderful mother’s day – whether you are a mum or have a beautiful mother that you cherish. Every special person in your life will enjoy the gift of being together as a family on Mother’s day.

PS attached is a story I wrote about the loss of my friend”


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’ Random.org 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:http://shop.napoleonperdis.com/p-270-mothers-day-gift-box.aspx 
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! http://wp.me/p1aiuj-cS #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. 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

28 Apr

I know, I know, you’re just getting over your chocolate hangover from Easter… but I must warn you that Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8th)  and if you know what’s good for ya, you’ll get a smangin’ gift for that gorgeous creature you call mum/mother/other words that cannot be said on the blog depending on your/her mood. (I kid, I kid)

So to help you out, I have done up a little gift giving guide… for when you are stuck for an idea.

1. Napoleon Perdis All About My Mother Gift Set

RRP AU$59 ($129 value)

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.

Napoleon Perdis is available at Napoleon Perdis concept stores, David Jones and in over 650 pharmacies and salons throughout Australia. Stockist: 1800 814 572.


2. Mor Cosmetics Hand Over Heart Gift Set

RRP AU$19.95

This adorable Soapette and Hand Cream scented with Snow Gardenia, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla and Sandalwood will leave your heart jumping with joy. Hand over heart, what’s not to love!

Mor Cosmetics is available in Myer, David Jones, selected pharmacies and online.


3. Lush Happy Mother’s Day Gift

RRP AU$34.95

As an extra special treat for Mum, choose this unique gift to hold all three Mums ballistics. The vase is made from bath ballistic mix, scented with the decadent Keep It Fluffy fragrance of jasmine and vanilla, and wrapped in a gorgeous mini Knot Wrap hanky. This is another of Lush’s innovative unpackaged gift ideas, which means less waste heading to landfill … Mother Nature would approve!

Available at Lush stores nationwide and online.


4. O.P.I Tickle Her Heart pack


O.P.I Tickle Her Heart contains nail polishes in Tickle my Franc-y (nude) and Sweet Heart (sheer nude with a hint of pink), an OPI Top Coat, and a Grit Edge Natural Nail File, all housed in a vibrant cosmetics bag.

OPI is available in leading beauty salons and David Jones stores Australia wide.


5. Benefit Cosmetics So Hooked on Carmella Gift Set


Benefit so hooked on Carmella set includes an eau de toilette and silk scented body lotion both scented with the so hooked on Carmella fragrance. The products come housed in a custom-designed gift box. Your mum will be so hooked (zing!). 

Available in Australia at Benefit Boutique, MYER stores nationally, adorebeauty.com.au or 02 8353 5000


Have you got any great gift ideas for Mother’s Day? Tell me about them and feel free to link if you do a post on great gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

[Image Source: www.morcosmetics.com www.beautyheaven.com.au Napoleon Perdis, Benefit Cosmetics Australia ]

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