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May 142016

Worlds Apart

After what feels like a very long week I am so glad it is finally weekend. I missed out on a Mother’s Day sleep-in last week so hopefully I can sneak in a snooze today or tomorrow. Getting our cheeky Sybil to stay in bed once we’ve put her down is not always easy but with a few little tricks we’re finally getting there. Our new helper is pink, totally adorable and loves jumping in muddy puddles, any guesses on what could it be?

Peppa 1

This gorgeous Worlds Apart Go Glow Buddy was received with open arms by our biggest Peppa Pig fan. In fact, when she opened up her new night light she wanted to go to bed immediately even though it was only midday. Who wouldn’t if they had a cute bedtime pal like this to light up the room and keep them company?

Peppa 4

The Peppa Pig Go Glow Buddy (RRP $39.95, ages 2+) is designed with little people in mind, she is easy to hold, lightweight, soft to touch and simple to use. Not only is she a sweet night light that gives a warm, pinkish glow, if you pick her up she instantly turns into a clever torch with a bright beam shining from the bottom (perfect for playing blanket forts, treasure hunts and shadow puppets).

Peppa 2

The Go Glow Buddy is cordless so you can easily move it around and works on 3AAA batteries. When in nightlight mode Peppa will automatically switch off after 15 minutes to save you battery, 5 minutes when in torch mode. She can be turned back on by pressing a simple button underneath. Sybbie can carry Peppa from room to room and take her along for midnight bathroom breaks, very handy.

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Nov 082015

Now that we have four daughters many people comment on the fact that I will be spending a lot of time doing little girls’ hair. Plaits, buns and pig tails, clips, bows and headbands, it will be like having our very own hair salon at home. Of course I do have two boys too (hubby and master 7) but their hairdos are easy as pie, just a quick trim with this new Remington gadget and they’re sorted for another few weeks:

Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper

Shaped like an oversized computer mouse the brand new Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper (RRP $99.95) is compact, powerful and super practical, home haircuts have never been easier!

Remington Rapid CutGone are the days of being glued to a chair, limited by a messy, tangled cord, while mum slowly tries to create a decent do with rusty clippers. The showerproof Rapid Cut can be used completely cordless so you have all the freedom to move this speedy clipper around at any angle, you can even use it in the shower or walk around if you’re the on-the-go type. The durable lithium powered battery lasts up to 40 minutes and, using the included power adaptor, can be fully recharged in 4 hours.

Rapid Cut Ergonomic ShapeThe Rapid Cut Hair Clipper has only just hit the shelves and it’s already selling like hot cakes, we are not surprised. It is so easy and comfortable to hold making it very easy to stay on track when cutting, even when trimming the tiniest details. As most hair trimmers can be a bit tricky to use on an angle I usually have to trim hip daddy’s hair to make sure he doesn’t miss any sneaky spots at the back, however the compact size and slightly curved, ergonomic shape of the Rapid Cut have solved that issue so he can confidently do his own DIY all-over haircuts.

The Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper comes complete with nine different combs (for hair lengths between 1.5 and 15mm) for a millimetre precise cut that suits your taste perfectly. The blades are self-sharpening and can easily be washed and cleaned so your new clippers are always ready to deliver barber-sharp results. To save on cleaning time the Rapid Cut features a special ‘Wash-Out’ technology that flushes hair from inside out, that way you are not left with lots of tiny hairs stuck inside your clipper. The few hairs left behind can just be brushed out with the little cleaning brush.

Rapid Cut Blades

Of course this new Remington best-seller comes with complimentary peace of mind in the shape of a generous 2 year product warranty.

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Feb 132014

Before our children were born I could easily spend a few hours in the bath, reading a good book surrounded by bubbles and thoroughly washing my hair, shaving my legs, enjoying a relaxing face mask and painting my toe nails. Those days have long gone and now I am happy with a quick five minute shower in the evening after a long day, showering on your own is a luxury when you’re a parent! The reoccurring task of shaving takes up time I’d rather spend on other things, so I decided to turn to Remington for a more time-efficient solution:

Remington Smooth & Silky

The Remington Smooth & Silky Cordless Wet/Dry Epilator ($99.95) is designed for quick and easy hair removal that leaves your skin ‘smooth & silky’, just the way I like it! Fitted with 40 stainless steel tweezers the Smooth & Silky effortlessly removes unwanted hair by the root, which means it will take longer for hair to grow back and you get to savour that smooth skin for longer too. Even the shortest 0.5mm hairs prove no problem and the built-in precision light will make sure no hair is missed.

Remington Smooth & Silky Epilator HeadOne of the features that makes this Remington Epilator a real standout is the fact that it is cordless so you can use it anywhere and anytime, even on holiday! Within 4 hours it is fully charged and it has a cordless usage time of (up to) 40 minutes, plenty of time to tackle your hairy legs, underarms and any other prickly areas. The whole handheld unit is 100% waterproof so you can safely use it in the shower as part of your bathing routine.

Remington Smooth & Silky Shaver HeadThe Remington Smooth & Silky comes complete with a range of accessories: 2 heads (one epilator head, one shaver head), 3 washable attachment caps (precision cap for smaller areas and facial detailing, massage cap with soothing Aloe Vera and bikini comb cap), exfoliating glove, cleaning brush and storage bag. These handy add-ons make this an extremely versatile product that will not only save you time but money too as it removes the need for razor blades and shaving cream.

I won’t lie, the first time you use the Remington Smooth & Silky you may need to bite your teeth while you get used to the pulling sensation but that soon passes and the next time you’ll hardly feel a thing. The epilator is easy to hold and move around and the pivoting head follows the contours of your body really well. My own little test (yes, I really shaved one leg and epilated the other) showed that once you have established a good cycle and all hairs have been epilated at least once you can go roughly three to even four weeks without epilating (unlike shaving!!). In my opinion fewer hairs grow back and they become easier to remove too. I am really pleased with the result and love how time efficient it is, so much more rewarding than shaving your legs knowing you have to do it again next week and the week after.

As a loyal Remington user I know I can count on Remington for great quality, durable products that are backed up by an excellent warranty. The Remington Smooth & Silky comes with a reassuring 30 day money back guarantee and a huge 2 year warranty.

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