WIN: More than $2500 worth of prizes in Styling You’s Christmas Comes Early competition

Nikki Parkinson Beauty, Fashion 214 Comments

My kids have started back at school for the final term of 2011. By December 1, they’ll have finished another year and I’ll be sitting there scratching my head wondering where did it go?

In my head I’m still back some time in May and December 25 is a long, long way away. Which, of course, it isn’t.

In fact, someone asked me yesterday if I’d started my Christmas shopping. I laughed. But then stopped myself. I really should be doing at least a little planning (now where’s that Dan Murphy’s catalogue?). 

Truth be known, I’ve got a super busy month ahead so I really doubt Christmas will be on my radar until at least mid-November, which is why I decided that my latest competition should celebrate the impending madness … but make it all about you.

To be specific – 16 gifts just for you.

Headlining those gifts is the new Nokia N9 smart phone. Launched yesterday, thank-you very much. Now, I know there’s a stack of Stylers out there who are keen to get their hands and fingers on a new smart phone (because every time I give away a Nokia, you get a wee bit excited), so here’s another chance.

Plus, up for grabs are skincare packs, accessories, stationery, beautiful home storage solutions, gift packs and sheer hosiery (a la Kate and Pippa Middleston style).

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Nokia N9 smart phone $799

The Nokia N9 is all about design and simplicity. The stunning high-end smartphone comes in black, blue and pink and is sold through Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and all major retailers.

It features a 3.9-inch AMOLED panel with a ClearBlack display, which makes the dark bits darker and the colours much more vivid.

The casing is made from material commonly used in ice hockey helmets and the paint is bled right through the material so the colour remains even if you scratch it. The material also allows for a superior antenna performance which means better reception, better voice quality, fewer dropped calls and a higher GPS accuracy.

The Nokia N9 “all-screen” design means there is no physical home button. Instead, it has touch and swipe gestures which lets you navigate around the homescreen.

The user interface is designed around the things people typically do the most – use apps, socialise and multitask. There are three homescreens, which are arranged in a carousel. The first homescreen is for accessing your apps; the second for social networking, calling, texting and calendar; and the final screen shows which applications are open. The screen can be pinched or zoomed to show either four or nine open app icons.

The Nokia N9 also comes with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, wide-angle lens, HD video capture and large lens aperture for greater performance even in lowlight conditions.

Visit:  www.nokia.com.au

One prize:  Nokia N9 smartphone

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Emu Australia gift pack $500

Whether you’re lazing by the pool, packing up to go on holidays, or simply relaxing at a summer barbecue, EMU Australia has everything you need to look amazing and feel comfy all day this spring.

Loose knits, stylish sandals, light printed scarves and classic summer dresses is what it’s all about, and the top quality of EMU Australia makes it all the more special.

Visit: www.emuaustralia.com

One prize: $500 Emu Australia wardrobe gift pack including 1 purple print scarf, 1 black frill cardi, 1 caramel lightweight knit jacket, 1 light blue scarf, 1 melon racer-back tank, 1 white and blue striped crop bolero, 1 grey wool knit sun dress, 1 grey knit longline cardi

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Voodoo Curves and Cooling Sheers total value $204

Voodoo has designed the perfect summer sheers for women who want a natural glow with added benefits including shaping, lifting and cooling: The Voodoo Glow Shaping Curves and Cooling Sheers.

The Voodoo Glow shaping curves range dares you to wear the sleekest look with the latest in shaping technology. Designed with powerful shaping panels that lift and shape your butt, Voodoo shaping curves will give you instant profile perfection and a translucent glow.

The Voodoo Glow Cooling sheers help you stay cool, fresh and fabulous from steamy day to sultry night. The ultra light, menthol infused and glowing sheer s are designed for a cooling sensation against your skin. It’s the ultimate trans-seasonal cover to keep you feeling cool when things heat up. With a mesh brief and 8 denier light barely there look– The Cooling Sheers are perfect to kick off your summer days.

Visit:  www.voodoo.com.au

Prize: Six prize packs, each including a pair Voodoo Glow Cooling Sheers ($14.95) and Voodoo Glow Shaping Curves ($18.95)

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Piper Jordan gift pack $170

Piper Jordan believes the way you look can create your mood and this online store wants to bring our beautiful range of accessories to as many women as possible.

Accessories should make a statement, make you feel fabulous, look amazing and most importantly embrace your style. The Piper Jordan collection is about everyday luxury; the classics that should be in every wardrobe.

Only wear what you love, dream big, follow your intuition and be yourself.

Visit: www.piperjordan.com.au

Prize:  The Lilo handbag in black. ($60) features a magnetic and zippered closure to reveal a generous interior. Soft tubular straps make for comfortable wear. And easy access to all your essentials is guaranteed with a flap front pocket. The Nila short necklace ($35) in black and white eggshell will enhance any neckline. The long length Filipino bug stone pendant ($45) in red is perfect worn with a maxi dress. The Bria bangle ($30) is a real statement piece of jewellery featuring black and white eggshell.

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Jurlique at Adore Beauty prize pack $160

Adore Beauty is Australia’s leading online shopping destination for beauty products and cosmetics from all over the world. With over 110 cosmetics brands and 3000-plus beauty care products, there’s no better place to shop for your favourite beauty brands from Clarins, Biotherm and Lancome to homegrown favorites like Aesop, Napoleon Perdis and Jurlique.

Visit:  www.adorebeauty.com.au/jurlique.html

Prize:  includes Jurlique Love Balm, Rose Hand Cream, Rosewater Balancing Mist, Citrus Shower Gel, Rose Body Oil


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The Green Pavilion Island Princess gift pack $152.75

The Green Pavilion aims to provide kinder gifts. Kinder for you to use and kinder for our planet. Also the kind you like to give and receive! It has sourced premium, earth-friendly products including ethical and fairtrade, organic and recycled. Your purchasing decisions have the power to change and better our planet.

Visit: www.thegreenpavilion.com.au 

Prize: includes: Australian Certified Organic Rosnay Sparkling Rose: family business with committment and passion for organics and wine making. Island Rose bodywash: ACO and ethical trade empowering our Pacific Island neighbours; hand made, harnesses the wonderful properties of virgin coconut oil. Island Rose cleansing clay: distinctive wash off clay of exceptional quality leaving your skin purified, toned and revitalised. Island Rose bodybutter: a rich and luxurious base blend of virgin coconut oil this butter is intensely moisturising and nourishing. Organic Lip Balm: Australian made lip balm using the finest, naturally derived ingredients. The shells are real. This is an unusual, practical, visually appealing gift any woman would love! Recyclable gift bag: Black and White Celebration design.

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Bragbags bedroom and handbag Organised Chaos silk four-piece set $150

Makeovers — for the body and the home — have become a staple of reality television shows. And now, for a lucky reader, it is an actual reality. Bragbags australia is committed to transforming the bedrooms and handbags of women living with organised chaos. They have a thriving website, and a clever line of silk organisers to help you free up valuable time and dresser space. Long necklaces stay untangled on the Jewellery Hanger. Grab your bag and go from the Bag Hanger. Scarves are easy to find at last. And the piece de resistance is a silk handbag liner/organiser.

Visit: Bragbags on Facebook 

Prize: one gift pack includes jewellery hanger, scarf organiser, bag hanger and silk handbag liner.

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The Noble Box Treasure Box $150

The Noble Box is an online shop blending sustainability with style. A place to find eco gifts that are unique, stylish and elegantly gift boxed. Every product has a story to tell, whether fashioned from sustainable material, crafted at home or grown organically. Rest assured, each product’s impact on the earth is minimal. Give a gift that is kind to the earth without compromising on style. An eco gift. A stylish gift. A noble gift.

Visit: www.thenoblebox.com

Prize: The Treasure Box is a treasure trove of stylish eco products, including an organic olive oil and cider vinegar, fragrant natural hand wash, bath salts and moisturiser, an elegant soy wax candle and elephant dung paper with a recycled paper pen.

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Simply Stated gift pack $150

If you’re a lover of stationery (you know you are!) then this competition is for you! Simply Stated is a new Australian online company selling beautiful products sourced from around the world. Simply Stated allows you to live, work and play, in an inspiring way. Register for new product promotions and a free gift.

Visit: www.simplystated.com.au

Prize: gift pack includes exquisite Pinetti Italian Soft Leather Journal (5×7) with snap off (snap close) 4GB USB stick that forms part of the diary; Set of 8 Black “Peel & Stick” sticker frames by Butch & Harold, USA; Rubber band set by Russell+Hazel, USA; Mini stickr mirror by Butch & Harold, USA; Page flags by Girl of All Work (USA) and more.

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Endota Glycolic skincare pack $145

endota has launched a new treatment and product range – endota glycolic. endota glycolic is an active treatment skincare range formulated to visibly improve skin appearance and texture.

glycolic polishing mask is deep-cleansing, moisturizing and non-drying. a 2 – in 1 exfoliant and mask, which gently removes dead skin cells to reveal a radiant complexion. Shea butter and aloe vera nourish and rebalance, clays detoxify, while naturally derived glycolic acid and jojoba- oil beads offer a gentle exfoliation.

endota’s nourishing oil is a rich nurturing blend of organic plant oils, supercharged with vitamins and antioxidants for nourished, vibrant, hydrated skin with firmer skin elasticity.

Visit: www.endota.com.au

Prize:  includes endota nourishing oil $75 and endota glycolic polishing mask $70

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Aranez iPad 2 kangaroo leather case and iPhone 4 case US$158.95

Aranez was started by Melbourne-raised technology enthusiast Arnold Aranez, who wanted to give smartphone and tablet owners a premium choice in cases for their devices. Having worked in a mobile phone store at 18 and then having owned his own successful smartphone accessories business for 8 years, Aranez decided to create his own style of leather cases. The result: stylish luxurious leather cases made from premium genuine Australian leather.

Visit: www.aranez.com

Prize: iPad 2 black leather case (US$119) and iPhone 4 black leather case (US$39.95)

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4.

The Styling You Christmas Comes Early competition opens Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2.30pm (EST) and closes Thursday, November 3 at 12noon (EST). One entry per person. Australian entries only, sorry. Those entering more than once will be disqualified from the draw. Entries will be drawn at random using random.org. The 16 winners will be notified via email and their names will be posted here.  If winners do not reply to their email within 48 hours, the prize will be re-drawn. The total prize pool for the competition is valued at $2739.70.

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Comments 214

  1. I don’t understand how to enter the verification code. I know a comment said ‘it’s the answer to the question’ but I’m feeling daft. I don’t get it 🙁

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  2. Oops think I may have entered twice but not sure… can one of my entries be deleted if I have? I would love the chance to win one of these amazing prizes!

  3. Totally Wonderful Products up for Grabs..such a generous package…You truely have a heart of gold and the true spirit of Christmas…Thank You 🙂

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  4. these prizes are just amazing…I can see how to do my Christmas shopping all online!smiles and thanks so much for the chance to win. Alannah

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  5. Hi Nikki, I’ve heard about your blog from a Sydney radio FM 103.2 program this morning. Checked on “Styling You TV”, great stuffs!!! I’ll have plenty to caught up 😀

    I am an “antique” in technology, I don’t Tweet, Facebook nor Myspace, I only MSN with my family. And even though I’ve viewed some good blogs, I’ve never subscribed them, but I’ve just subscribed to your blog, because I see you replied people’s comments; and because I really like your “Three reasons to subscribe to the Styling You e-newsletter”.

    Cheers!!

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      Hi Gloria, I’m really glad you’ve come over to find me and even better, subscribed. I reply to my readers’ comments because I’m truly grateful that you’ve not only stopped by but taken the time to “talk” to me.

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  6. Seeing last year my Christmas present from the kids was a bottle of wine they found under the house and a scribbled out birthday card something like this would be a welcome surprise.

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  7. What a fabulous array of prizes. There is not one thing there that I wouldn’t covet for myself 😀
    Thank you for putting together such a tremendous selection.

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  8. Nikki! I just entered, and they are fantastic prizes! But, I thought that I may have entered earlier, I looked through the comments and I can’t see one from me earlier, I’m so sorry if I’ve entered twice. Poor memory from lack of sleep and two crazy children can make you forget what you’ve done! Thanks for the chance though! Melis.

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  9. Hi Nikki

    I’m new to your site, which I found through my latest marie claire magazine. Your site is fantastic and thankyou for the chance to win a prize.

  10. I just discovered your site through FB via Gok Wan’s fan page. I’m going to see him at a Melbourne show on the weekend. You have a fab site and what a wonderful comp you have on atm. Melissa 🙂

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  11. Wow, that would be fantastic to win any of those prizes!

    Nikki, just one question/suggestion. Would you be able to start a once weekly “how to” with makeup starting from the very basics? I’m such a newbie to makeup and was never really taught how to do it all, so it’s pretty much a “guess and pray it looks decent” kinda thing with me. I daresay mothers with young daughters would also enjoy a weekly feature they could pass onto their daughters so they can learn to apply their makeup too? I’m talking from the ultra basics, right down to “how to apply foundation” and primers etc.

    I love your features on the latest products, but given I’m sometimes confused on the order of applying makeup or how it’s actually meant to be applied, sometimes I just shrug my shoulders and think “not for me”.

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  12. Some lovely gifts here for christmas for family and friends, now christmas hurry up, love all the wrapping, let the fun begin

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  13. Thanks for putting up such an amazing give away. I’ve had a big laugh with myself. I thought the question was a trick question, then the code wouldn’t verify with my long answer. Nx

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  14. With Christmas in mind her is how I survive present buying: 1. Try to buy one gift a week in the lead up to Christmas (starting August/October)2. For the hard to buy for i.e. elderly I buy a couple of extra things each week when doing groceries and give them an ‘entertaining hamper’ at Christmas.

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  15. Fantastic prizes! Good luck to all with all your Xmas shopping and planning and don’t forget about “little” treat for yourselves as well 🙂

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  16. So many wonderful prizes, i know i would be overwhelmed, Thank You for the opportunity to enter this awesome giveaway. Good Luck to all 🙂

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  17. How exciting – you really know how to brighten up our day Nikki with your amazing comps – plenty of wonderful prizes to share this Xmas if won – many thanks!

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  18. 15 mins of babysitting so i can use the loo on my own would be an awesome prize! ha ha ha , on a serious note, thanks for making us all feel girly! (womanly)

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      No, sometimes there’s a problem with some people’s browsers. Try re-cacheing your browser and deleting your cookies. Quit your browser, re-open and try again. If that doesn’t work email me your details and I’ll enter you manually – sorry for your hassle.

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  19. Good luck to everyone!!! I tell you this is going to make someones Christmas incredible. (If I won it would make my Christmas and a few of my close friends as I share the prizes around)This is a prize pack I could only dream of!!! Nice one Nikki

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      1. Sorry Nikki, I knew that. 🙂 I am tired and didnt word it correctly. I meant I would share the prizes IE clothing from Emu, my friends could borrow items etc. Also I meant any of the prizes I could only dream of owning. I am going to go to bed now before I word anything else wrong and get into anymore trouble lol. Night

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  20. Hi Nikki
    Trying to enter but it keeps saying “please double check your verification code”…..what am I doing wrong?
    I dont want to miss out on entering such a fab competition
    Ta much
    Suz x

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        Sometimes I think what happens is that too many are trying at the same time. Try re-caching your browser (deleting history and cookies) and trying again another time. If you still have no luck – email me and I’ll add your entry manually. Sorry for the hassle.

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  21. Am a tad excited !! would be a lovely surprise to win this abundant bag of goodies, which I dont think would fit in my santa sack !! Have been a good girl this year so maybe santa might help me win this one.
    thanks for a chance, 🙂

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      1. Yes it would be nice, fingers and toes crossed !!, cant cross my eyes it makes me feel sick, lol goodluck everyone! 🙂

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