Dec 022014


Christmas Countdown – Day 2

The children’s Christmas outfits have been ordered and the presents on their wish lists are (almost all) ticked off so now it’s time for mum to pick her own pretty Christmas dress. Whether you’re going for black or colourful, short or long, dressy or casual, it is very likely that you will want to team up your new frock with a pair of strappy sandals or heels. I can hear you thinking right now: ‘My feet are far from Summer ready!’ Don’t worry, Scholl has got you covered (or should I say uncovered?) this festive season:

Scholl Footcare

As a busy mum of four I know exactly how hard it is to find time to give those hard working feet a little TLC. I am running around all day and often don’t finish my chores until late so quick treatments with (almost) instant results are a must. The experts at Scholl have developed a range of footcare products that will help you get the beautiful feet you dream of without spending a fortune at the beauty salon.

Scholl Heel BalmDry feet, sore feet or stinky feet, troublesome nails, cracked heels or blisters, Scholl has all your problem areas sorted. One of my (and my hubby’s) favourite products is the Eulactol Heel Balm Gold ($13.99), this non-greasy balm is absorbed quickly and you get to see results in just three short days. If your heels have seen better days you must give this magic tube a try, they’ll look smooth and refreshed in no time and it’s an excellent excuse to sit down for a few minutes and relax at the end of a busy day (you deserve it!).

Like most mums I have plenty of comfortable, everyday shoes that I wear all the time and one or two pairs of special shoes for parties and other occasions. While these special shoes may look fabulous they don’t usually feel that fantastic with painful blisters as a result. Obviously blisters are best avoided all together but if you do end up with one Scholl Blister Shield Plasters can offer relief and protection from friction and rubbing and even assist in the healing process.

Scholl Party FeetOf course Australian Christmases can be quite hot and sweaty so make sure you have some Scholl Party Feet on hand when you head to your next Christmas party. These great products are worth their weight in gold, they may be small in size but they are big in relief and comfort for tired and swollen feet. The clever reusable Party Feet Gel Cushions ($10.49) are ideal for heels and sandals, they are invisible from the outside and allow you to keep smiling until the clock strikes twelve (and beyond) by preventing the burning pain in the balls of your feet.

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Dec 022014


Christmas Countdown – Day 2

With the big Summer holidays around the corner many families across the country will be hitting the road. From little outings to big road trips, if you are planning to take your family around by car please make sure you check your children’s car seats thoroughly. It won’t take much of your time and it could really save lives, don’t put it off!

Maxi Guard SICT grey

Australia’s leading child safety manufacturer Britax knows all about transporting precious cargo and they have children of all ages and sizes covered with a fantastic range of car seats. Especially for the Christmas Countdown Britax Australia has offered a brand new Maxi Guard SICT (RRP $449) seat for one lucky Hip Little One reader, how awesome is that?

Maxi Guard SICTThe Maxi Guard SICT is a high quality, super safe and comfortable forward facing car seat with built-in harness designed to suit children aged 6 months all the way up to 8 years old (approximately) making it an excellent choice for young families, if there is one seat that will grow with your child this is it. Using a 6 point harness for as long as possible keeps your child securely restrained and safer for longer.

Aside from the Side Impact Cushion Technology (SICT), which makes sure your child’s head and torso are well protected and minimises energy generated in case of a crash, the Maxi Guard SICT is fitted with plenty of other clever features that will make travelling with your little ones easier and more enjoyable.

Britax Maxi Guard SICT

From the handy height-adjustable headrest and harness that allows parents to change both headrest and harness with one simple movement to a quick remove cover and from the EZ Buckle System and cup holders to two comfortable recline positions, the Maxi Guard SICT is the ultimate luxury seat for your child. The Maxi Guard SICT is currently available in 6 great colours to suit your personal taste and car decor.

To find out more about Britax, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

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