Nov 092017


Confession time: Call me a mean mum but sometimes I purposely choose a different route through the shopping centre so that my girls don’t get to pass our local Smiggle store. They are madly in love with everything Smiggle and can easily spend an hour admiring all the treasures in this fabulous shop, especially since the release of the gorgeous Smile with Smiggle collection. This wonderful range of fun, trendy and budget-friendly hair accessories, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more is every girl’s dream and there is so much to choose from!

As if these treasures are not already affordable enough, right now when you buy two, you get the third FREE on all ‘Smile with Smiggle’ jewellery. What a fantastic opportunity to stock up on stocking fillers without breaking your tight Christmas budget! Hurry, this great offer is valid for a limited time only. 

If your little lady is as crazy about unicorns as my girls are you are going to love this amazing prize pack the Smiggle team put together for one lucky Hip Little One reader:

There is no doubt about it, this magical Smile Unicorn Headband (RRP $14.95) is going to be a top seller this festive season. With unicorns being so incredibly popular right now this pretty number will be taking up no.1 spot on many wish lists, I know my girls would love it! Featuring silver sparkles and beautiful pink flowers this headband allows every little girl to turn into a real unicorn in the blink of an eye.

Trodding along the unicorn trail we come across this cute Smile Fabulous Earrings 3-pack (RRP $9.95, ages 6+), after all who can resist a sparkly unicorn! Made from hypo-allergenic materials and completely nickel-free, just like the rest of the Smile with Smiggle range, these sweet earrings are perfect for girls of all ages. There are loads of different earring designs to choose from and with 3 styles per set you can swap your earrings as often as you like.

Of course not every girl likes pink or purple, which is why Smiggle accessories come in a rainbow of colours. The Smile Dee Unicorn Necklace (RRP $12.95, ages 6+) is available in a mystical blue shade and comes with an adjustable ball-chain so you can create the perfect fit for you. Cupcakes, rainbows, owls, butterflies, cats… picking a favourite necklace from the range is not an easy task so I am glad I have four darling daughters to buy for.

When it comes to party bags and Christmas stockings I can highly recommend the Smiggle ring sets, with six different rings per pack they are excellent value for money and (if desired) you can easily split the sets up and treat multiple girls to a ring or two. The Smile Livvy Rings 6-pack (RRP $12.95, ages 6+) features flowers, love hearts, stars and jewels and the rings are slightly adjustable in size so you can’t go wrong there.

Last but not least, loyal Hip Little One readers will know by now how much I love charm bracelets and there is no shortage of delightful charms at Smiggle. The Smiggle charm bracelets are so well priced yet look a million dollars, they will be my go-to gift for upcoming birthdays. Sticking with the unicorn theme the Smile Daydream Bracelet (RRP $9.95, ages 6+) is an excellent match, I think we’ll have one very happy giveaway winner when she sees this!

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Sweet Seven birthday buys

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Jul 022017

Now that we’re in July the countdown is on until our big birthday month, with four August birthdays (maybe even five depending on when baby no.6 arrives) I have my work cut out for me! Over the last few months I have been writing down some gift ideas for miss nearly 7 and I think I am slowly getting there. I am yet to decide on a fun new board game, which is always one of the best received presents in our house, but I have already come up with these hip finds:

Rain or shine, our wonderful school is a big fan of nature play and the kids love getting outdoors in the school garden and looking after the school pets (we now have free range chickens, goats and even a lamb!). In this cold and wet season a good raincoat is a must, so I’ll be getting miss 6 the next size up in this cute Nordic Apples Raincoat (RRP $64.95). All our children wear Hatley raincoats and I can not recommend them highly enough! They are snuggly warm, keep kids dry and last really well, the quality is just amazing.

Donut Charm BraceletBeing the bright and happy girl that she is Juliet loves to add a pop of colour to her day. Whether it’s a colourful scarf, a pretty bow or a gorgeous piece of jewellery, anything that has rainbow colours is a hit. The talented Lauren Hinkley designs the most delightful Charm Bracelets (RRP $29.95) that look good enough to eat, I think this tropical combination would make the perfect birthday bracelet. There are many different looks to choose from and new creations are being added all the time.

Now that she has discovered Mathletics and WordMania Juliet happily does her numeracy and literacy homework, what a welcome change from that grumpy frown. As careful as she promises to be, accidents do happen so I might invest in a sturdy, shock proof iPad cover like this child-friendly style from (RRP $29.99). That way I know our iPad is well protected, it’s a perfect fit for small hands and she’ll love the funky pink colour.

If you have a great gift idea for a sweet 7-year old girl I’d love to hear from you, it might just make it onto our birthday shopping list!

Little Kirstin Ash

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Jun 112016

Little Kirstin Ash

When people hear I have four daughters they often joke that they feel sorry for me. Yes, I do spend quite a bit of time making plaits and washing hair and I dread the day they discover make-up, but there are plenty of things to love about my bunch of little ladies. They love pretty fabrics, prints and colours as much as I do and I get to indulge in divine creations like these by the super talented Kirstin Ash:

Little Kirstin Ash

The stunning Little Kirstin Ash collection is home to the most beautiful keepsake jewellery any little girl could ever wish for. Designed to be personalised and customised to suit the wearer, their taste and/or occasion Little Kirstin Ash is totally unique and every handpicked combination tells a personal story.

Kirstin Ash Liberty BraceletThe extensive collection consists of sweet bracelets, bangles and necklaces, delicate initials and adorable charms that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s desire. You can start with one charm or a few and add meaningful pieces to mark important milestones along the way. Made with timeless sterling silver and 18k rose gold, as well as a cute pop of colour here and there, Little Kirsten Ash is a stylish, classy and sweet way to celebrate the special little person in your life.

You can find the Little Kirstin Ash range in store at Australian online boutique Mocha, prices start at $22.

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2 for 1 – Little Moments jewellery

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May 152016

Mad Alice Jewellery

I know our holiday is still 3 months away but you can never get organised too early, can you? The preparations are actually one of my favourite parts and I really enjoy shopping for presents to surprise my parents, siblings, nieces, cousins and friends with when we come. After all this gift wrapping my gift cupboard is looking a little bare so on my restocking hunt I stumbled upon this awesome bargain from Mad Alice Jewellery:

This weekend only enjoy a fabulous ‘2 for the price of 1’ offer on the gorgeous Little Moments Collection. Simply enter the code ‘STYLISHKIDS’ at checkout for your discount to be applied, be quick as this offer ends May 15, 2016.

Little Moments

The Little Moments Collection consists of six pretty bracelets that represent six warm wishes for the lucky recipient, there is a perfect design to suit every occasion. Love & Laughter, Good Luck, Faith, Dream, Little Wishes and Happy Birthday, what wonderful thoughts do you want to gift the special little lady in your life?

Good Luck BraceletEach Little Moments bracelet (RRP $25) is lovingly handmade by Australian mama Lorraine using silver plated beads with an eye catching Swarovski crystal element to represent the heartwarming thought behind it. The bracelets are available in 4 different sizes so you can select the perfect size for your child. With the current ‘2 for 1’ offer now is the ideal time to shop ahead and pick up some sparkling goodness for upcoming birthdays, communions, weddings and other important events.

All Little Moments jewellery arrives beautifully packaged with a special message on a keepsake card.

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Dec 142014

Mad Alice Jewellery

Christmas Countdown – Day 14

Tween and teen girls can be hard to shop for so if you’re stuck for a great gift idea turn to an expert mama like Lorraine at Mad Alice Jewellery:

Pandora Piggy Bracelet

As a mum of a beautiful daughter Lorraine knows exactly what the latest fashion is and what young girls love, she also understands parents want to purchase good quality products that will last. This brand new handcrafted bracelet collection is sure to tick all the boxes.

Pandora Honey Bee BraceletInspired by the very popular Pandora collection the recently released Pandora Style Leather Cord Bracelet (RRP $49) is bound to be a hit this Christmas (and of course it would make a brilliant birthday present too). The strong braided leather cord bracelet is right on trend and is available in four different wrist sizes to suit girls aged 4 years to 10 years+. There are currently three different colours to choose from: pink, gold and blue.

Pandora Froggy BraceletEach Pandora Style Leather Cord Bracelet features an eye catching sterling silver large hole bead with gorgeous detailing, they look fantastic! The gold bracelet (my favourite) is adorned by a classy Queen Bee charm, the navy bracelet is finished with a cute Frog charm and the pretty pink bracelet by a cheeky Piggy charm, which one do you like most? All Mad Alice Jewellery pieces come beautifully packaged in a signature Mad Alice Jewellery gift box.

To find out more about Mad Alice Jewellery, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Dec 122014

Oh My Giddy Aunt

Christmas Countdown – Day 12

Whether you’re a mum or dad, grandma or grandpa or even loving aunty or friend, a baby’s first Christmas is a special celebration for the whole family. Children grow up too quickly so it is important to celebrate these wonderful occasions and make beautiful memories while you can.

Baby Jingle Bracelet

If you are looking for a unique keepsake to treasure life’s precious moments look no further than Oh My Giddy Aunt:

Harmony Balls AnkletThis cute Bella Donna Silver Harmony Balls Bracelet/Anklet (RRP $49.95) would make the perfect gift for a special baby girl. At first this sweet piece of jewellery can be worn around the ankle where it jingles with every little kick, as baby grows it can be moved to the wrist to be worn as a bracelet. I think it would make a lovely ‘First Christmas’ gift or Christening present that can be enjoyed straight away and cherished for life.

Harmony Balls BraceletThe sterling silver Harmony Balls Bracelet/Anklet is lovingly handcrafted in Bali and is available in three different designs: Single Tinkle (one single bell only), Jingle Tinkle (multiple bells across the entire bracelet) and Love Tinkle (four heart charms and one bell), which one do you like most? For an extra personal touch Oh My Giddy Aunt can attach a letter charm of your choice, additional fee applies.

To find out more about Oh My Giddy Aunt, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Nov 292014

Emporium D

They may only be six, four and one year old but my girls love pretty and shiny things as much as mama. When I unfolded the colourful drawing miss Juliet left in her shoe for Sinterklaas I wasn’t surprised to see a custom designed piece of jewellery; no request for Barbies, ponies or games but simply her very own piece of sparkle. I am thinking Sinterklaas is going to score really well this year as he just wrapped up a gorgeous parcel of Little Love goodness for this sweet girl:

Little Love Pearl Bracelet

From the designers of Emporium D, a stylish jewellery range of women, comes a dedicated junior line for young girls called Little Love by Emporium D. Inspired by beautiful France the collection features chic baby pearls and delightful sterling silver pieces, pretty pastel colours and enamel hearts, bows and logo charms. With prices starting at $30 Little Love by Emporium D jewellery makes the perfect gift for a special someone this Christmas.

Stackable Charm BraceletThe classic sterling silver Little Love Stackable Charm Bracelet (RRP $40) is both simple and stylish, it’s timeless and very versatile so you can wear it any day with any outfit. Wear one bracelet or stack a few together, wear one charm per bracelet or combine several charms to suit your taste, with 6 different charm bracelets to choose from there are lots of options and you can really personalise your look. You can position each charm where you want it and it will not slide along unless you unclasp it.

Ovaltween BraceletThis eye catching coral bead Ovaltween Bracelet (RRP $30) with silver plated purple charm is one of my favourites. The colour combination is divine and so summery, I love it! The exclusive Emporium D bow charm is double sided so it would look fantastic from any angle. Having an elasticised cord these cute bracelets are easy for small hands to put on and take off. The Ovaltween Bracelet is available in three different colours.

Little Love Coco BraceletAll Emporium D orders are carefully packaged in an Emporium D pouch and gift box so they are immediately ready to be presented to a lucky recipient, placed under the Christmas tree or popped in the Santa stocking. Shopping online is quick and easy and standard postage is just $5 Australia wide, that’s cheaper than paying for petrol and parking at the shops! Affordable express shipping is available in case you’ve left your shopping a little late. Emporium D gift To find out more about Emporium D, to order online and to locate a stockist near you visit a Rafflecopter giveaway