Friday, 29 November 2013

Movember - shave it off with American Crew!

Have you grown your mo’ for a great cause this month but are sick of what’s become a patchy area of hair? As Movember comes to a close, it’s time to say see ya! to that patch you’ve become so attached to!

The world’s leading manufacturer of grooming products for men, American Crew, has you covered, with a shaving line up that not only works to alleviate the discomfort of shaving, but contributes to improving every man’s skin condition.

Please see below for the top picks for shaving it off, which includes shave cream, shave gel, shave oil and post-shave cooling lotion. With active ingredients such as Tea Tree Oil, Aloe Vera, Pumpkin Seed and other natural extracts, these products are perfect to help clean, nourish and protect men’s skin.

Precision Shave Gel ($24.95)
A non-foaming formula ideal for normal to fine beards. The clear gel also works well for neck cleanups, sideburns or head shaves.

Moisturising Shave Cream ($24.95)
A herbal, conditioning formula that works well for normal to coarse beards and includes powerful antioxidants that ensure razor glide without drying the skin.

Post-Shave Cooling Lotion ($24.95)
A moisturising shave ‘relief’ with a dual action formula that functions as a lightweight moisturiser and calming aftershave. Active minerals help restore skin balance and inhibit inflammation. 

Lubricating Shave Oil ($24.95)
This non-greasy solution prepares skin for a close, effortless shave. It contains 12 beneficial oils that counter nicks, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs and may be used under shave cream or gel or as a primary shave product.

Now in its 10th year, Movember urges men to grow their mustache to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues, and American Crew is a huge supporter of the initiative. This year, all male Crew team members have pledged their facial hair to the charity, raising more than $3,000 so far.

American Crew products are available from selected leading salons throughout Australia. For stockist details, please call 1800 104 204 or visit www.ozdare.com.au.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Cheesecake Shop Naughty or Nice Survey + WIN: The Cheesecake Shop vouchers

The Cheesecake Shop Finds Out if Australia is Naughty or Nice with National Survey

This Christmas, The Cheesecake Shop is making a list, checking it twice and finding out if Australia is naughty or nice with a national survey. From November 18, Australians can take the ultimate test at www.facebook.com/thecheesecakeshop and find out what Santa will be stuffing there stocking with this year.

Peter Dable, National Marketing Manager of The Cheesecake Shop, said “This survey is a chance to determine once and for all whether Australia is a nation of do-gooders or not so nice guys. We included questions that address those pesky moral dilemmas Australians encounter over Christmas and throughout the year”.

The survey will make Australians question their response to scenarios such as the last piece of cake, cooking the Christmas barbeque and the art of re-gifting. However, as it is the season for giving and participants, naughty or nice, will receive a $5 thank you voucher to spend at their nearest The Cheesecake Shop.
To be part of the national naughty or nice survey, visit The Cheesecake Shop’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecheesecakeshop and click on the naughty or nice icon, or visit www.naughty-or-nice.com.au.

Results will be announced in January 2014. 

NJT Blogger has teamed up with The Cheesecake Shop team to give you an extra special chance to gain more vouchers to celebrate your festivities with 2x $25 vouchers for The Cheesecake Shop up for giveaway.

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NIVEA MEN 3 in 1 Cool Kick Shower Gel

Have you ever thought about what kind of skincare body wash you purchase from the shops?
Are you constantly having to repurchase your skincare body wash as there's more then your hands getting used on the bottle?

Nearly 90% (88%) of Aussie guys admit to having a wash with female shower products, borrowing your body wash and taking a squeeze of your shampoo here and there. While this might seem harmless, across the nation it’s costing Australian women $350 million – that’s an average of $177 you could be saving every year.

Think of all the money you could be saving if your partner had his own or think of all the bathroom products you would still have if he had his own! 

NIVEA MEN has a new 3 in 1 product which caters to every need in the shower for the boys - body, hair and face! I am a big lover for products that are multi-caters, having a little one in our household now keeps us on our toes and the minutes we can spend extra on our little bubba are cherished. 

We were sent out the NIVEA MEN 3 in 1 in Cool Kick to put to the test.
NIVEA MEN Cool Kick 3-in-1- Shower Gel is for an instantly refreshing feeling that lasts all day, this blue gel formula with icy menthol and an exhilarating scent cleanses and replenishes moisture to the skin.

It's a great masculine
 smelling product that helps to give your partner his own products to use in the shower and to stop scabbing yours!
I thought I would be cheeky and steal his shower products to make up for times when he has done it to me but let's just say I won't be doing it anytime soon as its too much of a strong masculine smell for me. 

The 'Cool Kick' name is a little misleading (well to me anyway) as it has you thinking that it will be one of those body washes you put on and it gives you that tingly cold chill sensation upon application but it doesn't - you'll still remain warm in that shower with no tingly cold chill sensation, it's more of a kick from the strong smell. 

I personally like pump bottles in the shower for everything it's so much easier and Dan agreed also that shower products are better in pump bottles which unfortunately isn't what the NIVEA MEN 3-in-1 comes in. 

Dan is keen to try the rest of the range, being: 

The NIVEA MEN Shower Report discovered that, every year, an average of 4.1 litres of your product is being used by the man in your life. Across the country, that’s 8 million litres of female shower product being used annually – it’s a wonder why more men don’t smell of roses!

For the two-thirds of Aussie women who share their shower with a guy, the top products being 
used are shampoo (61%), body wash (57%), facial wash (43%) and face scrub (37%). Alarmingly though, don’t think they draw the line at your shower products – almost a quarter (24%) of men will take your towel too.

So what is it that makes a guy use your toiletries? Mainly, it’s because they’ve run out of their 
own stuff (42%), or are too lazy to buy it in the first place (15%). This could be why nearly a quarter
(24%) of women have resorted to removing their products from the bathroom.

NIVEA MEN 3 in 1 Shower Gels are available now from Woolworths and Priceline stores nationally.
Stockists: 1800 103 203

Monday, 25 November 2013

REVIEW: Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
RRP: $12.95 

Never had I tried Covergirl products until LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm and I honestly have no idea why I haven't!!

This Gloss Balm gives you a lipstick and lip gloss look within the one product! I am not often a person who wears lipstick so this is the perfect thing for me. Gives some solid color whilst feeling smooth and looking glossy. 
The texture of these gloss balms are very silky and easily glided onto your lips.

There is no over doing with this product as the more you apply the shiner/wetter your lips look which is a good thing. It's a non-sticky base so you don't have to worry about having one of those horrible moments of a wind gust and having 'hair stuck lips'!

With a twist bottom and a 'jumbo' stick gives you an easy application. 
The color lasted on my lips for about 4hrs before I needed to reapply again. 

So in saying that... it's out with the rest of the lip products in my make-up purse and in with the Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm.

My favourite shade: 230 - Berry Twist

Packaged in an easy to use “twist up” pen, the new COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm delivers an ideal level of colour and shine in one quick and easy application.

And it doesn’t stop there! COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm leaves behind rose petal soft lips and thanks to a unique, long lasting formula that is infused with shea and mango butters, lips will be left feeling soft and nourished.

Soft, shiny, non-sticky and easy to use, the new LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm makes for an ideal handbag essential. Use everyday to make sure your lips stay smooch-able!

Swatches of 260- Plum Twist, 250- Scarlet Twist and 230- Berry Twist

Available now in a wide range of beautiful colours from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W and selected pharmacies.
Stockist: 1800 181 040

Friday, 22 November 2013

Seraphina Organics Skincare

Seraphina Organics are a luxury/high end skin care brand that is focusing only on the sensitive skin types (eg. eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, severely dry skin or easily acned skin).  
An Australian range made by a gorgeous lady named Amy who started up this skincare as she was tired of having eczema, wanting a better solution to her skin. Amy was living in America at the time which don't have much to offer. 
When Amy moved to Australia she found that us Aussies were further along and there was many out on the market but there wasn't a company that was devoted to sensitive skin. Amy believed that it was an area that needed development. And that is how Seraphina Organics was started.

Girl About Glam Lip Balm - RRP $12.00
A deliciously soft and moisturising lip balm for dry lips. Adds a subtle shine for a sophisticated look. Contains an infusion of shea and cocoa butters and vitamin E.

My favourite piece from the range - this balm is now the first and last thing I put onto my lips at night before bed. It has kept my lips moisturised and restoring the softness back into my lips.
It's refreshing and such a great feeling having smooth soft lips! 
Cute and compact in a little metallic pink case. The sizing of this balm is bigger then the average on marketing so will last double the time! 

Happy Go Lovely Body Custard - RRP $25.00
A wonderfully hydrating and nourishing moisturiser for your body. Will assist your skin to become soft and luminescent. Contains an infusion of shea butter, evening primrose oil, gotu kola, marshmallow and calendula extracts, aloe vera, vitamin E and rose otto.

It really is custard like with the formulation of this being very thick, in saying that it was a little hard to get out of tube. 
There is no real fragrance scent to the custard as most organic products but it provided a thick moisturising cream to my dry skin that lasted for ages.

On With the Glow Body Wash - RRP $19.00
A gentle wash for your body to remove surface oils and grime. Will leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated. Contains an infusion of calendula extract, aloe vera, shea butter and evening primrose oil.

This body wash is a gorgeous silky milk like texture. It is gorgeous on the skin. This product doesn't lather into much of a soapy wash,  you can see little bubbles on yourself during application from the wash. There is no real fragrance scent to this wash but thats normal for organic products - it certainly is better smelling then some organic washes that are out there. 
Only wish that this product came in a bigger pump bottle because I know I will be powering through this body wash.

Love Me Tender Hand Wash - RRP $19.00
An extra gentle wash for your hands. Gently washes away surface dirt and oils to leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated during frequent use. Contains an infusion of pomegranate, marshmallow, calendula and gotu kola extracts, shea butter, aloe vera and evening primrose oil.

In a rectangular pump bottle this hand wash is silky, shiny and nourishing. To me this hand wash smelt like play dough!! After using this hand wash it leaves your hands feeling moisturised and very soft which was such a difference to normal hand washing products that left me having dry and itchy skin within minutes after use.

Be Mine, So Devine Hand Cream - RRP $20.00
A thick and lusciously moisturising cream for the hands to use throughout the day. Contains an infusion of shea and cocoa butters, aloe vera, calendula and gotu kola extracts, rose otto and vitamin E.

I wish I had come across Seraphina Skincare range especially this hand cream before I was pregnant!! With having eczema it was hard to be able to use those prescribed creams as most had steroids in them, which you really need to be careful with when you're pregnant. 
This hand cream has been a treasure to use as the main cream on my hands during the day instead of steroid prescription which I'm not meant to use very much. It's also good to give my hands a break from the steroid prescription creams so that it can actually  get the chance to work better. 
Again this product doesn't have much of a scent to it but it works wonders to my poor eczema effected hands leaving it moisturised and soft.

Splash, Camera, Action! Bath Soak - RRP $21.00
A soothing body soak for dry, itchy and inflamed skin. Contains an infusion of oat flour, chamomile and rose otto to calm, soften and hydrate the skin.

I've remember as a kid my sister and I who suffered from eczema were given a bath together separate from our other siblings because we couldn't have the nice bath salts or bath bombs added into our water. Had this been back when we were younger this would of given bath time something to look forward to and be like our siblings having something besides just water to bathe in.
It soaked my skin really well in its gorgeous little salts and locked in moisturise which is what eczema really needs. The tough hard eczema parts on my skin were left softer and easier for me to move the effect areas (as eczema can make you a little stiff in the joints if that is an effected area).

Future movements for Seraphina Organics-
Seraphina Organics are very determined to have every product that someone with sensitive skin could ever need that they're taking their next step into incorporating face products, then add on products for the feet, hair, more for the hands, body and lips. Eventually they plan to make products for men and babies so the whole family can enjoy the benefits of Seraphina Organics. 
Seraphina Organics will also be re-branding in the new year giving them a more luxurious packaging (which I don't think is needed though, but very keen to see what they have planned for us all.)

In-fact Seraphina Organics are so dedicated to those with sensitive skin that they would love your help and would like you to contact them via their website, if you have a need for a product for your sensitive skin - then they'll add it to their line.

REVIEW: Whole Kids Certified Organic Snacks

Whole Kids range of 22 certified organic, additive-free, allergen-friendly snack foods allows parents to breathe easy knowing that they are giving their child real food that doesn’t contain any nasties.

The Whole Kids range of organic corn chips, popcorn, sultanas, fruit bars and juice is GMO free with no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, allergens, synthetic pesticides and herbicides, and is packaged in FSA accredited BPA-free packaging.

The products have been developed in consultation with more than 300 parents, as well as dieticians at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, in order to meet the new guidelines for products distributed through hospitals.

When I was told about Whole Kids range I took them on for a review without having a child of my own who could test these (My darling is only a baby still) so I targeted my sister who is in primary school aged 11 and together we reviewed the range:

Whole Kids Organic Corn Chips 
RRP $2.00 for 35g
Have a big cheesy taste made from all-natural seasoning without any nature-identical flavours. The deliciously crunchy corn chips are made with organic wholegrain stone ground corn and organic non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.
REVIEW: The 35g serving size is a generous amount for kids. What surprised me is that the corn chips were little circle shapes (or have I been exposed to too many bad corn chippies that I only know the triangular ones hehe). They definitely are a different texture compared to the other corn chips I have tasted but they aren't bad. Our favourite was the Sea Salt - completely lick lipping afterwards!

Whole Kids Organic Popcorn 
RRP $2.25 for 12g
Is air-popped to help retain the corn’s fibre and is so delicious your kids won’t even know it’s healthy. 

REVIEW: This was our favourite of the range - Manaka Honey YUMMMO! I relived caramel popcorn as a child when I tried these but in a healthier option. This was a very generous serving amount for the kids which I don't think you would find the younger ones getting through all of the serving. 

Whole Kids Organic Sultanas and Apricots 
RRP $3.95 for 6 x 25g sachets
Are a combination of naturally sun-ripened sultanas and apricots that are free from sulphites, typically added to apricots during processing to retain their orange colour. 

REVIEW: The difference in taste that I experienced here was how much fresher the sultanas were in comparison to other brands. 
The sultanas + apricots were majority sultanas in the packet, we would have liked to have seen that the apricots were more of the fuller size instead of the little diced pieces.

Whole Kids Organic Fruit Bars 
RRP $6.95 for 5 x 40g bars
 Are based on three organic fruit combinations that are oven baked (not fried) in a nut-free bakery.
REVIEW: These fruit bars weren't really to our liking as we found them dry and just too much to have in your mouth because of the dryness. However the fruit taste was a nice subtle flavour to the bake cover.

Whole Kids Organic Frooshie
RRP $2.75 for 6 x 90g pouches
Fruit smoothies are available in six different flavours based on real organic fruit mixed with organic vegies, honey, wholegrain quinoa and rice flakes, with no added sugar.

REVIEW: Frooshies were a complete hit! Compact and easy little snack that can be put in Mum's handbag for when the kids are hungry and no need to worry about a big chunky piece of fruit that will most likely get bruised.
Frooshies combine those essential fruit/veg and with it being a puree/smoothie base you are more likely to be able to sneak them into your child that they will never eat in the raw single fruit/veg flesh. You can taste nothing but pure fruits and veg in these frooshies!

Whole Kids Organic Juice 
RRP $2.50 for 250ml
Range is based on Australian certified organic apples, mixed with blackcurrant, and pear, to create three flavour combinations that kids will love.

REVIEW: Fresh and full flavours hit your mouth when you have these, the real taste of these flavours are incredible! 
Our favourite was the apple + pear - it's rare that you find pear juice and I don't understand that as I believe that pears are definitely on the highly liked list for fruit. Working back in after school care a few years back - pears were a massive hit!

I know that when my children are older I want them to be able to maintain a healthy diet and Whole Kids will definitely be a brand I will keep my eye out for when the time comes. 
Whole Kids range is all well thought from the flavours to the presentation of packaging! I recommend these to any family with children who are from the ages 2-11year old and the adults (I was a big lover of the Whole Kids range). 
Whole Kids is probably the only brand of healthy kid snacks that I could honestly say is affordable these days - with healthy snacks from Whole Kids being so affordable, you can't have an excuse of healthy being expensive anymore!

Whole Kids cofounder James Meldrum, wife- Monica and daughter Chloe.

Whole Kids products can be found in Thomas Dux, IGA supermarkets, Caltex, BP, 7-Eleven, school canteens and hospitals, or by calling 1300 099 744

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Goldwell Gift with Purchase promotion - the perfect Christmas gift

Goldwell and Butter™ London
The perfect Christmas gift
RRP: $24.95

Nail perfection + Styling brilliance

Look at what Goldwell is putting in your Christmas stocking this year

Goldwell want to help you look extra fabulous for the upcoming party season – so we’re adding a little extra to your StyleSign product purchase this Christmas.

Grab yourself a Goldwell® StyleSign pack at your local Goldwell® Salon from November 1 and you’ll not only get the most gorgeous, technologically advanced hair styling products available on the market – we’ll also throw in a FREE Butter™ London Nail Lacquer valued at $22.00. 

There are 10 StyleSign packs to choose from, each guaranteed to give you the perfect party hair with your key styling needs sorted with these must-have products. And every pack features a different cult nail lacquer shade – collect them all for the ultimate holiday style.

Each pack contains x1 StyleSign product and x1 Butter™ London Nail Lacquer. Choose from:
· StyleSign Double Boost® rootlift spray
· StyleSign Unlimitor® spray wax
· StyleSign Power Whip® volume mousse
· StyleSign Sleek Perfection thermal spray serum
· StyleSign Diamond Gloss® spray shine
· StyleSign Satin Guard® protective spray
· StyleSign Flat Marvel® flattening balm
· StyleSign Crystal Turn® gel wax
· StyleSign Twist Around® curl styling lotion
· StyleSign Naturally Full® bodifying spray

Perfect for personal use or a gift for your mum, sister, friends or colleagues!

At a complete bargain price for both of these well known brands- these will not last!! 

Get into your Goldwell salons across Australia as they are available now for a limited time until stock lasts!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Chloe presents Ally - new perfume accessory

Chloé presents Ally, it's new perfume accessory.
Available in a limited edition especially for the gift giving season.

At the heart of this feminine medallion lies a delicate, powdery-hued eau de parfum concentrate. The rose reinterpreted by Chloé releases its fresh and sensual notes. Luminous and radiant, the scent is blended with the subtle notes of magnolia and peony, magnified by the honey-toned amber and cedar wood.

Gracefully dangling from a fine metal chain, the Ally necklace enhances this new timeless perfume ritual with a refined, modern touch.

Chloé’s solid perfume necklace Ally – $75 is available now at David Jones, myer and selected Chloé stockists - please call 1800 812 663

WIN: Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show family pass ticket.

Favourite Disney characters and world class illusions combine in Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show 

Disney magic takes the stage in live touring production

Abracadabra! Join in the magic with Mickey Mouse and some of your favourite Disney friends for a mystifying, energetic and hilarious magic show filled with spectacular illusions when Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show tours Australia these coming summer school holidays. Opening in Perth on December 27, the magic will continue when the tour visits the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Wollongong and Adelaide through to January 19.

Children of all ages will be mesmerised when Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and a host of Disney friends come together with international illusionist Zak Williams to perform the most exciting magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes.

Famed Illusion Designer Jim Steinmeyer, who has worked with leading magicians David Copperfield, Lance Burton and Siegfried & Roy, brings his more than 20 years of world-class experience to the illusions in the show, which include:
  • a dynamic sawing-in-half duet and an awe-inspiring levitation of Minnie set to blacklight; 
  • the Fairy Godmother’s transformation of Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; 
  • the enchanted dancing brooms of Fantasia; 
  • the Master Magician himself – Mickey Mouse – performs astonishing illusions; 
  • a special appearance from Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter; 
  • the spectacular levitation of Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine to the tune of “A Whole New World”.

The magic is complimented by appearances from Disney Princesses Belle and Snow White and Mickey’s pals from Toontown — Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy....

“This one-of-a-kind show gives parents and children the power to see magic everywhere,” says Kenneth Feld, producer of the Disney Live! shows and producer of the most successful live illusion show of all time, Siegfried & Roy. “We take them on an inspirational journey with the Disney characters where they learn to find the magic within and all around them. At the same time, families will see world class illusions that will truly take their breath away.”

Zak Williams’s interactive style as an illusionist adds another dimension to the show as he brings children up on stage to assist in the magic. Whether it’s making a Magician’s Apprentice tissue paper hat or inspecting a trunk for “The Fastest Escape in the World,” children in the audience have the opportunity to become part of the show. No matter if they are on stage or in their seats, children are given an unforgettable experience as magician’s helpers in Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show. Amidst a show jam-packed with surprises and spectacle, audiences learn to find the magic inside as they take part in a revolutionary blend of captivating magic.

For tickets and touring information, go to www.disneylive.com.au 
Also follow Disney Live! Australia Facebook page.


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