Mad Alice Jewellery giveaway

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Aug 312013

Mad Alice Jewellery

Although it has been seven years since I moved to Australia I still struggle on birthdays, they’re such a happy occasion and it makes me very sad that my family can’t be a part of it. We have our own little tradition where my parents watch ‘live’ as the kids open their presents so they can share in the excitement as much as possible. It is quite endearing to see how ecstatic our girls get when they spot anything that sparkles, glistens and shines and this time they went all gooey over two gorgeous bracelets from Mad Alice Jewellery, so cute!

Harriet RingMad Alice Jewellery is lovingly designed and handmade right here in Australia by Queenland mum-of-three Lorraine. Lorraine clearly knows exactly what little girls like and at the same time she makes sure her designs get the tick of approval from mums too, I think we can safely say she’s got the balance right. Her designs are simple, sweet and elegant whilst being age appropriate, something many other brands struggle to get right.

The current Mad Alice Jewellery collection features bracelets, rings, necklaces, hairclips and earstuds in a range of styles, colours and materials, prices range from $15-$49. Mad Alice Jewellery is made with sterling .925 silver which means it takes just a gentle polish to keep your jewellery shiny and fit for a little princess at all times.

Katie Birthday Bracelet ($49), personalised with birthstone and initial

Katie Birthday Bracelet ($49), personalised with birthstone and initial

The hot favourite of the Mad Alice Jewellery range is the lovely Katie Birthday Bracelet ($49) with its classic cream coloured Swarovski pearls. In between each cream pearl you’ll find a birthstone crystal bead and the colour of the birthstone beads depends on the month your child was born, such a special detail. To make this bracelet even more personal the sterling silver heart charm is personalised with your little girl’s initial. All together a wonderful keepsake for a special someone.

Charlotte Pearl BraceletAll orders placed at Mad Alice Jewellery receive FREE delivery Australia wide and each piece will be beautifully wrapped, ready to be opened by the lucky receiver. The great service doesn’t stop there, Mad Alice Jewellery also offers a very handy resizing service for children who have outgrown their bracelets so your jewellery can be enjoyed for years, they even replace any damaged beads and give your jewellery a thorough clean (resizing charges vary per item).

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

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Bink Kids Birthday Sale, save up to 80% storewide

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Aug 302013

Bink Kids

This week we celebrated the twins’ 5th birthday, isn’t it amazing how time flies when you’re having fun (and are just insanely busy)? Karina at Bink Kids knows all about that too, it feels like it was only yesterday that I first told you about this funky new store and now Bink Kids is celebrating its 1st birthday. Help Bink Kids mark this special milestone, check out their fabulous birthday offer for Hip little one readers:

Join the Bink Kids birthday celebrations and save 30% storewide with the code ‘HIPHIP’ as well as FREE shipping Australia wide, double win. The code can even be used on already reduced items which means you can save up to 85%, happy bargain hunting! Offer ends September 4, 2013.

Bink Kids Girls

Sweet buys for the girls

Over the past year Bink Kids has grown a lot, hip new ranges and exciting new brands have been added and there is lots more to come, I can’t wait to see what the next year is going to bring! Maxomorra, DUNS Sweden and Lilly and Sid are just a few of the fabulous brands currently in store, if you love kids clothing that is a little different and very stylish you will absolutely love Bink Kids. Bink Kids caters for little fashionistas (boys and girls) up to 7 years old.

Maxomorra Dandelion TeeEco conscious parents will be pleased to know that there are loads of fantastic organic options to choose from too. Often organic clothing comes with a hefty pricetag but at Bink Kids eco style is very affordable and when you use the 30% discount code you’re in for an even bigger treat. One of my favourite ‘green’ styles is this sweet Maxomorra Dandelion Tee made with soft organic cotton. It is currently on sale for $19, use the code ‘HIPHIP’ and it could be yours for just $13.30, what a bargain!

There are plenty of other great items waiting to be snapped up from the Bink Kids sale section. Prices start at just $9.95 (an unbelievably low $6.97 with the 30% off code), be quick as with prices this low sizes are selling very fast. It’s the perfect time to stock up for next year and put some gifts away for upcoming birthdays. For a limited only your order will even be delivered to your doorstep completely free, surely that beats pushing your way through a busy shopping centre and waiting at the checkout.

Bink Kids Boys

Hip threads for the boys

To stay up-to-date with with the latest Bink Kids news and special offers make sure you subscribe to the free Bink Kids newsletter, as a thank you for signing up you’ll receive a handy 10% discount code to use at your next visit.

To find out more about Bink Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit

Aug 292013

As you can imagine life with four young children is rather busy and if it wasn’t for my wonderful husband I think I would have gone crazy a long time ago. He is absolutely amazing with the children (and with me!) and helps out wherever and whenever he can, I know he does much more than many other husbands do and I am so grateful for that. Hip daddy is not one to spend much on himself so we decided Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil him with some stylish new clothes and a brand new Power Tool Haircut Kit (so he can finally get rid of his ancient clippers!), time for a hip makeover maybe?

Remington Power Tool Haircut Kit ($79.95)

Remington Power Tool Haircut Kit ($79.95)

At Remington they know that many dads don’t often see a hair salon on the inside (if ever!), they just take matters into their own hands and do it themselves at home. Of course a few lucky fathers have a loving wife that knows how to handle the clippers so they get to sit down and hope for the best. Whether dad does the job himself or mum is in charge, a nice clean cut is now much easier to achieve with the new Remington Power Tool Haircut Kit ($79.95). It’s like having your own barber at home!

Super Magnet MotorTo guarantee a fast, clean, effortless cut every single time the Power Tool Haircut Kit is fitted with an innovative Super Magnet Motor that is low in noise and vibration. This heavy duty motor drives more power to the precision ground blades which are capable of handling even the thickest hair. The blades are perfectly aligned so there will be snagging or pulling. Unlike many traditional ‘3-settings’ clippers this heavy duty kit comes with 8 (!) different combs, allowing you to create the ultimate look.

When you hear the words ‘power tool’ you probably think of durable, strong, reliable, quality, heavy duty and consistency and that is exactly what the Power Tool Haircut Kit is all about. The high impact polycarbonate casing is drop proof (tested from 3 meters) and rock solid whilst still being lightweight. The industrial strength power cord is a very generous 3 meters long so you can move around as you please. Aside from the clippers and 8 different combs the handy storage case toolbox holds plenty of other pieces to make your next haircut a success, for example a barbers cape, barbers scissors, lubricating oil and more.

A toolbox full of accessories

A toolbox full of accessories

I can’t wait to see hip daddy open his present this Father’s Day and I’ll make sure to come back here and share our experiences in a week or two once he has had a chance to try it out. I may even give it a try myself and once I have mastered these fancy new clippers I might just be brave enough to start cutting master 4’s hair myself, very budget friendly!

The new Remington Power Tool Hair Kit comes with a very impressive 5-year warranty and is available from leading electrical retailers across Australia. For further stockist information please phone: 1800 623 118.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to take a closer look at the Power Tool Hair Kit visit

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Sales & Savings – Week 35

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Aug 282013

Bink KidsBink Kids
What? 30% off storewide (Save up to 80%!) + FREE post Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘HIPHIP’ at checkout
When? Until September 4, 2013

Looking At You Kid
What? 50% off everything for girls
How? Enter the code ‘forthegirls’ at checkout
When? Until September 1, 2013

Cabo PicklesCabo Pickles
What? 15% off storewide Grand Opening Special
How? Enter the code ‘GRANDOPENING’ at checkout
When? Limited time only

The Infant BoutiqueThe Infant Boutique
What? 20-60% off Wall Stickers and Decals
How? Prices as marked
When? Until August 31, 2013

Shop For Tots
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘EXTRA20’ at checkout
When? Until August 30, 2013

What? 20% off storewide when you spend $100 + FREE shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘kittens’ at checkout
When? Until September 8, 2013

Join the e-Party with Nana Clair’s Gifts

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Aug 272013

This week we are celebrating yet another two birthdays in our family, they’ll be the third and fourth birthday this month so it has been quite the celebration this August. Parties are good fun but boy, there is so much organising, preparing, cleaning and dressing up to be done! At Nana Clair’s Gifts they love parties too, in fact their awesome e-Parties last a whole weekend and the best thing is that you can stay in your pyjama’s and join from your comfy couch…

Nana Clair's Gifts Boys

To book a Nana Clair’s Gifts e-Party just pick a weekend on the calendar and owner Kelly will send you a unique electronic invitation so you can invite your guests via email or Facebook. The invite will contain a special discount code valid during the weekend of your choice, allowing everyone on your guest list to fill up their shopping basket at Nana Clair’s Gifts and get a huge 20% off storewide PLUS free shipping! That’s a pretty amazing deal if you ask me.

But that’s not all, unlike ‘real’ parties where the host often does all the work and feels more like a servant than the birthday girl Nana Clair’s Gifts knows how to make a host feel special. As a big thank you for booking a Nana Clair’s Gifts e-Party the host will receive a stylish Missi Missi Bean Bag ($94.95) or a super hip DEUZ Tapikid Play Mat ($79.95) completely FREE! Depending on the amount spent at your e-Party you can earn a whole heap of other gifts too, check them all out here.

From toys to accessories, from decor to sweet presents and from baby gifts to bags and bottles, Nana Clair’s gifts has something on offer for everyone. If you and your friends love a spot of online shopping and are keen to pick up some great products at a very good price a Nana Clair’s Gifts e-Party is perfect for you.

Nana Clair's Gifts Pink

To find out more about Nana Clair’s Gifts, to browse the range and to order online visit

Kiddie Concepts giveaway

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Aug 262013

You may feel ‘real’ summer is still a little while away but it won’t be long until you hear the first ‘slip, slop, slap’ ads on TV. Even if it doesn’t seem very sunny yet you always have to be aware of harmful UV rays and protect your little one’s eyes when out exploring the beautiful Australian outdoors. If you are struggling to find sunglasses that stay put during all that running and jumping I’ve got good news for you, check out the awesome new Kiddie Concepts Kids Sunglasses:

Kiddie Concepts Kids Sunglasses $22.95

Kiddie Concepts Kids Sunglasses $22.95

Just like the rest of the Kiddie Concepts range these cool sunnies have been designed by a clever Aussie mum who knows what works and what is really important. The first thing to look for in good sunglasses is the level of UV protection, anything less than 100% is not good enough and if no details are mentioned please assume they are unsafe! Luckily Kiddie Concepts offers great peace of mind as all new Kiddie Concepts sunglasses provide full 100% UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UVC.

Miss 6 months testing her new shades

Miss 6 months testing her new shades

Also, because these sunglasses are created especially for children they have to be absolutely safe. Another tick for the new Kiddie Concepts arrivals as they have passed Australian Standards Category 3, AS/NZS 1067:2003 with flying colours, they are free from BPA-free (yes they know children like to ‘taste’ the legs) and the lenses are shatter resistant. The flexible, shock-absorbing frames are built for busy kids with an active lifestyle. If you have experienced the nuisance of sunglasses with straight legs that just slide of the ears you will love the innovative ‘wrap around’ legs that follow the natural curve of a childs head, keeping them nicely in place.

Clever wrap-around legs keep the sunnies in place

Clever wrap-around legs keep the sunnies in place

Kiddie Concepts Kids Sunglasses are available in sizes 6-36 months and 3 years+ and you can choose from a range of different colours to suit both boys and girls. Also available is a handy Sunglasses Strap ($4.50, sold separately) which you can attach to your child’s new sunglasses so the chances of them slipping off or getting lost are even further reduced. With a friendly $22.95 pricetag these hip sunnies are very affordable and definitely a must-have for the upcoming summer seaon.

Yes, they stay on even when you jump!

Yes, they stay on even when you jump!

As a mum of four little ones we have gone through quite a few pairs of sunglasses already. Some of them got lost but most of them died a tragic death by breaking, twisting, bending, being crushed, jumped or sat on. So far these cute pink Kiddie Concepts Sunglasses are proven a real hit, as you can see miss just-turned-3 even tested if they would stay put when you jump and they do! Our youngest daughter has just turned 6 months old and the ‘baby size’ is a fabulous fit for her, she did not pull them off which means they are comfortable and the lenses sit extremely well around her eyes leaving very little gaps for sun to sneak in. I am absolutely thrilled by the great fit as that is something that’s hard to get right for wiggly babies.

To find out more about Kiddie Concepts, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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Sarah + Abraham at Sweet Creations

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Aug 252013

Sarah + Abraham

If your little ones are refusing to eat their dinner try serving it on one of these amazing personalised mealtime products from Sarah + Abraham:

Sarah + Abraham Personalised Plates

Sarah + Abraham Personalised Plates

Now before you click away because ‘all personalised items look the time’, I suggest you look again. Sarah + Abraham takes personalisation to the next level, allowing you to create gorgeous tableware that is not only personalised with your childs name but also with his/her look. Choose the gender, pick the hair colour and style, select the skin colour, the right eye colour and even the eye shape, it’s all these little things that make your child unique and kids will love looking at ‘themselves’ during dinner.

Sarah + Abraham Fox PlateThere are 4 different girls and 3 different boys Personalised Kids Plates to choose from, as well a plenty of other styles with popular themes like owls, cars, foxes and fire trucks. All plates and bowls are BPA free and dishwasher safe for easy washing up. To complete the look you can also order a very cute Personalised Kids Place Mat, your adorable childs face on side and a handy handwriting exercise on the other. Just grab a dry-erase marker and mealtime will never be boring again.

In Australia you can find the Sarah + Abraham range at Sweet Creations, prices range from $29.95-$49.95 and delivery takes ca. 2 weeks.

To find out more about Sweet Creations, to browse the Sarah + Abraham range and to order online visit