Posts Tagged 'competition'

Onya Magazine: 12 Products of Christmas Competition!

Published in Onya Magazine 11/12/2010:

Here at Onya Magazine, we would like to wish our readers a Merry Christmas and thank each and every one of you for all your support over the past year.

Being in the beauty department, my mind instantly rushes to gifts to preen and clean, pamper and pout. Sounds great, right?

Unfortunately, I’m no magic Santa and can’t provide everyone with a gift, but thanks to the helpful elves at your favourite Australian beauty brands and the traditional Christmas number of 12, 12 lucky Onya readers will have an extra pressie under the tree this year.

Here’s what you could win…in the joyful medium of carol. Go on, hum along!

Click through to Onya to see the 12 awesome prizes!

And if you’re going to enter, make sure to follow all the steps, or your entry won’t be valid! We’ve got a list and we’re checking it twice!


And the Clinique mascara winner is…

Congratulations Miss Chew!

Woo hoo! Congrats! Lady Luck is your BFF! Pretty peepers shall be yours in no time!

Please send me an email with your name and address to: so I can send your prize ASAP Monday morning.

I have really loved the thoughtful and genuine answers this competition has created. Some were funny, adorable and touching and I’m so thankful you shared your memories with me, and everyone reading.

Can’t wait for my next competition!

What was your first beauty memory?

I’m not talking about the first time you saw a lipstick. I mean the first time you remember actively participating in some kind of beauty act. I’ve thought and thought and I think I can pinpoint mine…

Remember the movie Batman Forever? You know, the dashing Val Kilmer as broody Batman, recently joined by the young, carefree Chris O’Donnell as Robin? Classic movie. Great times. And how cool was the Butler, Alfred Pennyworth?!

Anyways, I loved this movie. Adored it – even in the scary bits. I loved all the characters, even the lunatic Joker (major props to Jimmy C on that character), but none more so than Dr. Chase Meridian aka Nicole Kidman. I highly doubt it had to do with the quality of her character but rather the womanly beauty of her, and the way Batman had a thing for her – incognito or not. Plus, her name was Chase, super cool, right?

Which brings me to my first beauty memory. I’m about 6 I would say… standing on a stool in the bathroom, wearing one of mum’s black singlet tops which lucky for me, is the perfect spaghetti strap replica of Chase’s slinky LBD. I’ve found a red lippy from somewhere, which is funny as I never remember my mum wearing any, and carefully applied. My long blonde hair is wavy from being tied up or from air drying, and I’m swishing it around like that minxy Chase does while sitting with the bedsheets. Or if she didn’t – I sure am now.

Swish swish, pout and pose.

Oh hi Chase, you are a vixen!

How embarrassing! Oh, thank god there was no secret video camera in there a la Big Brother. And to think – this was before Britney and the reVAMPed Miley! Good gracious, imagine if I was a child of today – Foxtel and MTV free for all. I would have been bumping and grinding up there on that basin humming Ke$ha.

So, there you have it. My first beauty memory. I sure sound like a self-obsessed sexualised six year old don’t I! Well, I turned out okay, promise. Ten years later might have been a different story…

In the spirit of caring and sharing – what’s yours? Come on, tell me your story and I promise I’m not secretly hoping it’s just as embarrassing as mine to make myself feel better!

No? Too shy? What if there was a brand new Clinique High Impact Mascara in it for your trouble? Yes, you guessed right! My first competition! I know that in the scheme of beauty comps, this is a rather tiny prize but I’m starting small. If this all goes to plan, I have a few more up my sleeve!


All you have to do is:

– Comment this post to spill the deets on your first beauty memory. (Remember to fill in the email address section so I can contact your lucky self)

– Use Twitter or Facebook to write: “I am entering @hollyjcurtis ‘My First Beauty Memory’ comp to win Clinique mascara”

You have to complete BOTH requirements for a valid entry.
The winner will be selected randomly on the 29th October – a week from today.

So, get commenting! I can’t wait to read what your first beauty memory was!

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