Feb 112017
 

I am sure it is no surprise to you that in a big family like ours space is always a bit of an issue. Wherever possibly I try to reduce and I love finding multi-purpose products, anything to make everyday life a bit easier and more organised for this busy mama. Recently I emptied out our overflowing cleaning cupboard and cut back to the bare basics, what a difference that makes! If you’re looking for a great all-in-one product to keep you and your house in top shape you are sure to love this gem by Dr. Bronner’s:

From hands to hair, from dishes to dogs, from face to floor, from teeth to toilets and much more, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castille Liquid Soap is famous around the globe for its versatile cleaning properties. Made with gentle natural, certified fair-trade ingredients just a few drops of this powerful hemp 18-in-1 soap go a long way and it barely takes up any room in your bathroom cupboard. There are 11 great fragrances to choose from, if you love a light and floral scent the Cherry Blossom Pure-Castille Liquid Soap (RRP $12.95, 237ml) is your match.

Since ditching our soap pump for a traditional bar of soap the family bathroom is not only a lot less messy, my children’s sensitive skin has dramatically improved as well. The kids wash their hands many times a day and most ‘ordinary’ soaps leave their skin red, sore and irritated, but none of that with the delicious Cherry Blossom Pure-Castille Bar Soap (RRP $7.95, 140g). If only the school would start using Dr. Bronner’s too, now that would really make me happy!

Growing up in The Netherlands I used to think that chapped lips were more a cold country problem, but since moving to Australia I discovered that the heat can wreak havoc on your lips too. During the hot summer months we’re surrounded by unpleasant, dry air all day long and it sure ain’t doing delicate lips any favours. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balms provide a protective barrier to the elements without any synthetic ingredients, yay for soft, moisturised lips without nasties. We love the minty fresh Peppermint Organic Lip Balm (RRP $5.95, 4g).

To find out more about Dr. Bronner’s, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.drbronner.com.au.

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May 262016
 

Boon Inc

Fancy designer clothes, stunning high heels, pretty little handbags, immaculate hairdos and perfect makeup… once you become a mum you’ll most likely have to wave goodbye to all of these (unless you are a celebrity of course).

Boon Inc. Drying Racks

Don’t worry, instead you can indulge in mountains of gorgeous baby clothes and put together an amazing nursery for your tiny trendsetter, you can even clean your baby’s feeding gear in style with these designer tools by Boon Inc.:

Boon Inc. GrassDitch your old-school, white wire rack and add a touch of colour to your kitchen bench with the Grass Countertop Drying Rack (RRP $29.95, 24 x 24cm), no mowing required. This fresh green patch of ‘grass’ holds your baby gear neatly upright so it can air dry and any excess water can drip down into the bottom tray. The rack is easy to clean and free from nasties like BPA, Phthalates and PVC so it’s both safe AND stylish!

Boon Inc. FlyYou don’t need green fingers to turn your strip of grass into a mini garden, just plant Fly, Stem or Twig (RRP $6.95 each) for an instant transformation. These funky accessories for your Grass, Lawn or Patch drying racks offer extra drying space for little items like dummies, teats, handles and other small components of bottles and sippy cups while leaving plenty of room underneath for bigger things.

Boon SudsIf you like the sound of less work and more play (or sleep!) you are sure to love the clever Suds Bottle Washer (RRP $19.95), a handy kitchen gadget designed to take the hassle out of cleaning baby bottles, toddler cups and even (wine) glasses. Doing the washing up is as simple as placing your bottle on the pump and pressing it down, now watch the water jets and spinning, scrubbing bristles do the hard work for you. Thanks to the flexible bristles Suds is suitable for most size baby bottles.

The base of the Suds keeps the soapy water neatly contained, but just in case a drop or two splashes out of the bowl you can conveniently sit Suds in your kitchen (or bathroom) sink. Like all Boon Inc. products this stylish scrubber is free from nasties like BPA, PVC and Phthalate and you can simply pop your Suds in the dishwasher (top-rack only) for a thorough clean.

Boon Grass

You can find your favourite Boon Inc. products at Baby Bunting, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bubs Baby Shop and Baby Village.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit www.booninc.com.

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Mar 262016
 

The First Years

Yesterday it was six months ago that our sweet Harriet was born, six whole months of loving on our beautiful girl. Even though we’ve been through this baby stage four times before, I still enjoy every little bit of it. I just love the cuddles and the kisses and all those special ‘firsts’.

Harriet TFY

Babies grow so quickly and their needs change all the time, luckily when it comes to eating and drinking The First Years has got all stages covered.

Wean On Me cupAs Harriet is exclusively breastfed she has not had any experience with drinking from bottles, she doesn’t even take a dummy! However with three little teeth coming through she enjoys biting, chewing and drinking around the clock so we felt a small, spill proof sippy cup with some water might be a welcome distraction. She immediately grabbed on to the handles of the 207ml ‘Wean On Me’ Trainer Cup (RRP $5, 4 months+) and went for it, instant success.

Simply SoftAs your baby gets bigger and becomes more confident with drinking from a cup you can move onto the ‘Simply Soft’ Soft Spout Cup (RRP $5, 6 months+). Like its smaller sibling this 266ml cup has a nice, soft spout that is gentle on sensitive gums and tiny toothy pegs but has a taller, slimmer fit so children can learn to hold the cup properly by using two hands. All The First Years toddler cups are completely free from BPA, after all we don’t want any nasty chemicals near our precious bundles.

Simple SippyFrom 9 months onwards babies can start trying a more rigid spout like the ‘Simple Sippy’ Cups (RRP $8, 2-pack). These colourful cups and lids are stackable for more efficient storage. Not only does The First Years know exactly what works for little ones, they make mum’s life easier too with their clever ‘one piece lid’ design: there are no small pieces to lose, clean, take apart or fit together, so easy! All lids from the ‘One Piece Lid’ collection are interchangeable so you don’t even have to find the matching lid to the right cup saving you time and hassle.

Simple StrawLast but not least there are the cool ‘Simple Straw’ Cups (RRP $8, 2-pack), they are suitable for ages 18 months+ but our 3-year old still loves these ‘bottles’ (and I love the ‘no mess’ part!). Thanks to the pleasant price tag of the ‘The First Years’ feeding range (RRP $5-$8) you can afford to have one cup in the kitchen, one in your baby bag, one at grandma’s and one in the dishwasher, without breaking the bank.

The First Years toddler feeding range is available in many different designs to suit boys and girls and can be found exclusively at Target stores across Australia.

To find out more about The First Years and to browse the range visit www.thefirstyears.com.

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Oct 092015
 

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 9

If you thought the uncomfortable nights and many toilet breaks during pregnancy were though, you’re in for a whole new level of exhaustion when baby finally arrives. Of course your precious bundle is totally worth it but all these broken nights are bound to take a toll on your skin. Thankfully Remington is here to help freshen up tired mamas with this quick and effective pick-me-up:

Remington Revitalise

The new Revitalise Facial Cleansing Brush (RRP $99.95) offers a luxurious facial cleaning experience that is not only more relaxing than manual cleaning but 10x more effective too. The best part is: You can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, every single day!

RevitaliseThe cordless, handheld Revitalise brush is fitted with a rotating and vibrating brush head that thoroughly cleans your pores and leaves skin feeling healthy and glowing naturally. For a pleasant and personal experience the Revitalise Facial Cleansing Brush has three different speed settings and comes with a normal brush, sensitive brush and a special massage attachment to really wake up dull and tired skin.

While you can use the Revitalise Facial Cleansing Brush with nothing but simple tap water I personally prefer adding a tiny squeeze of a good natural facial cleaner. The lovely perfume and soft lather it creates really add to the experience and will leave you with that spoilt salon feel. Simply rinse your skin and the brush with water after, easy as pie.

Remington Revitalise Facial Cleansing BrushOf course it is no secret that time is precious so you’ll be pleased to know that your daily cleanse takes just 1 minute of your time. You can even conveniently use the Revitalise brush in the shower or bath so it slots right into your everyday routine. To help sleep-deprived mums stay on track the brush automatically turns off after one minute and  gentle reminds you every 20 seconds to move onto the next facial area.

Awesome feature: One full charge on the charging station will last up to 30 uses, that pretty much means you only have to charge the Revitalise once a month to enjoy a cleanse every day.

To keep your Revitalise brush safe and clean when not in use a cute white glossy storage bag is included, very handy for at home and on holiday. It’s plenty big enough for the brush, charger, accessories and even a small bottle of your favourite facial cleansing product.

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year product warranty.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

For your chance to win Remington ‘Revitalise’ Facial Cleansing Brush (RRP $99.95) enter our giveaway below:

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Clean baby bottles the easy way with Boon

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Jul 182015
 

Boon Inc

With less than 3 months to go until our new baby is due I have started nesting early and dug up all my baby gear. Looking at piles of tiny baby clothes makes me very excited, the sight of a breast pump and lots of bottles that need to be cleaned not so much… I remember vividly the broken nights and endless pumping and bottle cleaning we did when our twins were small, in all honestly it is a miracle we made it through without going crazy! Luckily this time around Boon Inc. is here to offer a welcome helping hand in the cleaning department:

We’ve come to know stylish label Boon Inc. for its colourful range of practical, nifty and super trendy baby products and Suds is definitely a game changer, watch the video and see for yourself!

Boon SudsIf you like the sound of less work and more play (or sleep!) you are sure to love the clever new Suds Bottle Washer (RRP $19.95), a handy kitchen gadget designed to take the hassle out of cleaning your baby bottles, toddler cups and even your own (wine) glasses. Doing the washing up is as simple as placing your bottle on the pump and pressing it down, now watch the water jets and spinning, scrubbing bristles do the hard work for you. Thanks to the flexible bristles Suds is suitable for most baby bottles.

The base of the Suds keeps the soapy water neatly contained, but just in case a drop or two splashes out of the bowl you can conveniently sit Suds in your kitchen (or bathroom) sink. Like all Boon Inc. products this new addition to the range is free from nasties like BPA, PVC and Phthalate and you can simply pop your Suds in the dishwasher (top-rack only) for a thorough clean. Priced at less than $20 this Boon Inc. creation is a small investment that will save you a bucket load of precious time.

You can find your favourite Boon Inc. products at Baby Bunting, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bubs Baby Shop and Baby Village.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit www.booninc.com.

May 232015
 

Boon Inc

Big Baby Shower – Day 23

When you look at magazines you may think that life with a newborn is all moonlight and roses (and of course your baby is totally adorable and gorgeous!) but there are sure to be some less glamorous things too. There is no way to avoid all the scrubbing of baby bottles and sterilising of dummies but you can make the process a lot more fun and stylish with Boon Inc.:

Boon Inc. Grass

Boon Inc. takes the boring out of everyday babycare with a contemporary range of baby feeding products that is sure to brighten your day, no matter how sleep deprived you are.

Boon Inc. GrassDitch your old-school, white wire rack and add a touch of colour to your kitchen bench with the Grass Countertop Drying Rack (RRP $29.95, 24 x 24cm). This fresh green patch of ‘grass’ holds your baby gear neatly upright so it can air dry and any excess water can drip down into the bottom tray. The rack is easy to clean and free from nasties like BPA, Phthalates and PVC so it’s both safe AND stylish!

Boon Inc. FlyYou don’t need green fingers to turn your patch of green into a mini garden, just plant Fly, Stem or Twig (RRP $6.95 each) for an instant transformation. These funky accessories for your Grass or Lawn drying racks offer extra drying space for little items like dummies, teats, handles and other small components of bottles and sippy cups while leaving plenty of room underneath for bigger things.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit www.booninc.com.

For your chance to win a $50 Boon Inc. Prize Pack (Grass, Fly, Stem and Twig) enter our giveaway below:

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Treat mum to an in-home manicure/pedicure this Mother’s Day

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Apr 132015
 

I don’t know about you but I am always a bit jealous of women with beautifully manicured hands and feet. I would love to be able to visit a nail salon regularly and get pampered but sadly my busy schedule and budget just don’t allow for it. If you feel the same you will be pleased to know that thanks to Remington you can give your hands that much-wanted makeover yourself in the comfort of your own home at just a fraction of the cost.

Flawless Nails Remington

The Remington Flawless Nails Manicure & Pedicure Kit (RRP $49.95) is a compact beauty set that contains all the essential tools you need for a salon-style mani pedi (the only thing missing is the salon worker but a generous hubby makes a perfect beauty specialist too!).

Remington Flawless NailsThe multifunctional handheld device can be used to file, shape, clean, buff and even remove callus, simply by connecting one of the many nail care attachments. With ten different attachments to choose from you can really personalise your treatment to suit your nails perfectly. The Flawless Nails unit is easy to use so you’ll feel like a real professional in no time, if you’re not quite sure what to use each piece for a handy manual is included to get you started.

Remington Flawless Nails KitThe handheld unit has a cordless runtime of up to 2,5 hours (that’s a very decent nail treatment!) and can easily be recharged within the storage case. At $49.95 the Flawless Nails kit is a well-priced Mother’s Day gift that, unlike a costly gift voucher for a one-time treatment at your local salon, can be enjoyed over and over again providing excellent value for money. As always Remington offers welcome peace of mind with a generous 2-year product warranty.

All 14 pieces are packed neatly together in a nice storage case, so you can easily take the kit with you wherever you go or store when not in use. Nice bonus: The built-in high speed dryer helps your nail polish to dry quick smart, stay tuned for more nail polish tips (and a giveaway!) tomorrow.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.