I know there are a lot of people out there who poo, poo Mother’s Day as another ploy to make us shop. I am SO not one of them. Give me any day that celebrates … well, me … and I’m there. Bring on the spoiling. I’m ready and waiting.
Since I’m not a completely self-centred, I thought I’d spread a bit of pre-Mother’s Day love around and gather together some fabulous prizes for you.
These 17 prizes, which are worth $2480.40:
1. Will make YOU or your mum feel extra special;
2. Are NOT substitutes for potential gift giving on the day (if you win that prize is just a bonus!); and
3. Could potentially act as a giant hint list to the Mother’s Day gift buyer in your household.
The official stuff: Styling You readers have the chance to win one of 17 prizes in my Mother’s Day competition. The total prize pool is valued at $2480.40. The competition starts on Friday, April 1, 2011 and ends on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5pm (AEST). Winners will be selected at random using www.random.org and notified by email on Monday, May 2. The winners’ names will also be posted here. Only one entry per person please (those entering more than once will be excluded from the prize draw). If you are having problems with the verification code, click Cntrl F5 in your brower to refresh and re-cache the page. Feel free to share the love by leaving a comment, Tweeting or Facebooking the competition … consider it comp karma. Good luck!
Uberkate Family Tree pendant $695
Uberkate reflects people’s desire to wear their loved ones with them. The company was founded in 2004 by designer Kate Sutton, who wanted to create unique, personalised jewellery that connects families, friends and loved ones. All Uberkate pieces are designed and crafted by Sutton and are made using only the finest precious metals in the Uberkate design studio in Sydney, Australia. Stuck for the perfect gift for mum this year? The Uberkate “Family Tree Pendant” is THE gift to spoil your mum with this Mother’s Day. “My inspirations for this necklace are the growth rings of a tree stump. I wanted to design a piece, which, like a tree, holds the key to the wearers family history such as where you met your partner, where you were married, special dates and children’s names,” said Sutton. All Uberkate purchases can be made online at www.uberkate.com.au or through selected retailers.
DMK Skincare pack $524
It’s time to spoil mum, and what better way than with a brand new skin care regime? This fabulous prize pack contains everything you need to get your skin functioning, looking and feeling amazing. With a focus on anti-ageing, these products are like no other. Consistent with DMK’s approach of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN, the products work with the skin’s natural processes, not against them. So, if your mum hasn’t heard of DMK make sure you spread the love! This pack includes: deep pore cleanser ($68.50); direct delivery vitamin c serum ($159.00); eye tone ($89.50); herb & mineral mist ($63.50); pro amino crème ($73.00) and acu masque ($70.50) www.dannemking.com www.DMKCosmetics.com
Gwinganna … from Garden to Gourmet book (5) $59.95 each
The very first book from the team at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland is a celebration of delicious and healthy organic cuisine for every meal of the day from breakfast to morning tea, lunch, snacks and dinner. Over 140 pages, it uses organic ingredients to create simple options that can be easily reproduced at home. The recipes are all directly from the menus at Gwinganna and have been developed in conjunction with Gwinganna’s nutritionists. The book also features information to help you live healthier and nutritional tips for each dish. Beautifully photographed, the book is a valuable guide toward optimal wellness. If you want to eat healthier and have more energy, then this book is for you.
Sleep Secrets ivory kimono and peony pink nightgown $259.90
Create and enjoy your own personal sanctuary and feel the comfort of Sleep Secrets sleepwear. Cocoon yourself in the cosy softness of a Sleep Secrets bamboo kimono robe and nightgown. Sleep Secrets offers a classic range of sleepwear pieces; camisoles and tap pants, pyjama sets, nightgowns, robes, kimono, bed jacket and slippers, all presented to you in a divine pyjama wallet. Pop in to the gorgeous online boutique www.sleep-secrets.com.au. Sleep Secrets offers fabulous customer service and a flat rate of $10 for shipping Australia wide.
Advanced Natural Skincare Signature Caviar Range pack $245
Advanced Natural Skincare combines the latest and most advanced scientific formulations with the most luxurious natural ingredients to offer an exclusive and extensive range of products that have the diversity to treat a variety of skin concerns and body needs. Advanced Natural skincare products are toxin and petrochemicals free. Don’t Chance it … Advance it! www.advancednatural.com. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Advanced Natural is giving one lucky reader the chance to win the Advanced Natural signature Caviar Skincare range valued at $245. Each gift set includes, Oxygenating Caviar Cream, Oxygenating & Regenerative Serum and Caviar Oxygenation Mask.
Carly Paiker Marrakech Red Adventurine pendant $176
Carly Paiker Jewellery is designed with spirit and integrity. Products are a result of moments of inspiration and thoughtful design fused with meticulous craftsmanship. The result is a high quality and uniquely inspiring product. Soft tones coupled with the highest quality semi-precious stones make for the label’s signature aesthetic. The designs stand apart in their contrasting combinations and use of cutting edge materials sourced from all corners of the globe. Each component is designed and custom manufactured for the collection. The prize features a red adventurine stone set in sterling silver with Swarovski crystal border on a sterling silver chain.
Burt’s Bees Mother’s Day gift packs (4) $24.95 and $19.95 each
Burt’s Bees Radiance Body & Bath Pack ($24.95) features the key ingredient Royal Jelly, one of nature’s most nutritious substances. Includes: u Radiance Body Wash (88.7mL), an Eco Bamboo Body Wash Loofah and the shimmering Radiance Body Lotion (175mL). Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Body & Bath Duo ($19.95) features the key ingredients milk, shea butter and honey that work to nourish and soften the skin, leaving it feeling supple from tip to toe. This pack includes Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash (88.7mL) and the new Milk & Honey Body Lotion (170mL). Available at David Jones, Myer and Priceline stores nationally. Ph 1300 855 478 for stockists.
Endota Skin Sublime pack $75
Show your mum how much you care this Mother’s Day with endota spa’s gift packs. Packed with heavenly organic skincare from Australia’s favourite spa network, endota’s mother’s day packs are a great way to spoil mum and reward her for her endless love. The Skin Sublime pack includes: microfiber head band; fig n sugar cleanser; bush honey skin drink and stylish felt toiletry bag. Did you know that 1% of every endota spa organic skincare purchase goes to Bush Heritage Australia? Already Bush Heritage Australia has rehabilitated over 947,000 hectares of Australian bushland, protecting water and wildlife. www.endota.com.au
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Essentials Kit $66
Paul Mitchell believe mums should be shown love and attention every day, and the company definitely thinks hair should be treated with love and respect just as often. So it’s packed up a little bit of all its new Awapuhi Wild Ginger products in one handy kit for the ultimate gift of indulgence this Mother’s Day. Proven to repair damage resulting from heat styling, chemical processing and ageing, Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi System replenishes every strand with vital protein and intense moisture. Includes: Moisturizing Lather Shampoo (100ml); Keratin Cream Rinse (100ml); Keratin Intensive Treatment (100ml); Styling Treatment Oil (25ml); Texturizing Sea Spray (25ml); Finishing Spray (75ml). Stockists: 1300 365 350.
Pure & Green Organics eco-gift pamper pack $49.95
This indulgence pack from Pure & Green Organics comes beautifully gift wrapped in recycled packaging and features the ACO bud logo to certify that products have 95percent organic ingredients. The lavender moisture bar contains Australian olive oil, coconut oil and shea nut butter and essential oils to keep skin silky smooth. While the moisture lotion and hand & nail cream contains the healing properties of Australian Native Daisy. To complete the pampering experience it also contains bath salts which are naturally harvested from 5 million year old salt lakes from an ecologically pristine location in Western Australia. www.pureandgreen.com.au
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