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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 www.themakeupboxshop.com 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.

luxe leather love

5 Aug

I stumbled across this insane makeup case here, and was immediately taken aback by the beauty of this simple, but incredible luxe piece by Natalia Brilli. It’s stylish and quirky and would certainly demand attention (no cooping this baby up). Kind of amazing hey?

For $450, this black leather makeup case may just have to stay being admired by me… I don’t think I could justify a $450 makeup case to my boyfriend.

[Image Source: finalepisode.com.au ]

cute ‘n cheap makeup storage

29 Mar

I had the idea in the back of my head for awhile, and all the girls on twitter were posting pics, so I finally decided… RIGHT! I AM GOING TO BUY SOME MAKEUP STORAGE. I kept an eye out for awhile, and observed where the girls found the best bargains for storage and I came to the conclusion that I had to check out Officeworks, no buts about it. This was cemented by the arrival of the Officeworks catalogue in my mailbox which presented me with a plethora of swoon-worthy and pocket-friendly options.

So on Saturday I pulled swerved (because the entrance comes up so quick) into Officeworks to check it out. Little did I know I would come out giddy and totally infatuated with my new purchase… here she is girls….

Her name is 3 Drawer Chrome Trolley- Frosted and for the cheap price of $28.98, she could be pleasing you and your hip pocket too. I was looking for something that was small enough to fit in my ensuite, and at 33cm x 39cm x 66 cm this one was ideal. There was a bit of assembly involved, but nothing too mind boggling (I when I say it wasn’t mind boggling, trust me! I’m the girl who can’t put Ikea furniture together for frigs sake). It has a chrome frame with a handy shelf on top, 3 good sized drawers with handles and has brakes on the front wheels (soooo important).

Her introduction into the household has really free’d up some space in my ensuite drawers and cupboard so I’m not rustling through them now trying to find all the hidden stuff.

Now for her glamour shots!! 🙂

Not sure the boy is too pleased with this new setup, but ahhhh well.

Note: I don’t have a massive collection to store so this was a perfect size for me, but if you need something a bit more substantial, then there is definitely other options for you, like this 10 drawer chrome trolley for $39.98.

And with all that money you saved, you can even buy yourself some more makeup.

Baha who am I kidding? We don’t need an excuse to buy more makeup!!

[Image source: Officeworks and my own]


28 Mar

This weekend started with a Thai din dins with Mum, was spent absorbing culture at the 21st Century art exhibition at GoMA, followed by cupcakes and coffee, sushi train, makeup organisation, Italian food (so yummy, so full), and brownies!!! Oh and the weather was perfection… thank you Brisvegas for turning it on!! Why is it that only now we are getting our perfect summer days?

lightning speed lexi

wall of wishes

wish ribbons

caramel choc cupcake

strawberry meringue cupcake

new makeup storage *swoon*


licking the bowl is the best bit


a little bit of...

Some may say I overindulged… I would say nahhh, that’s what weekends are for!  How was your weekend?

Photos from my Instagram 🙂

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