Jul 292016


People often tell me that I have my hands full with such a big family and that’s exactly how I like it, unless of course one of my hands is bandaged up and out of action like it is today… After undergoing wrist surgery yesterday I won’t be able to use my hand for a few weeks, not easy when you are right handed! Luckily I have Hip Daddy home to look after me and the rest of the family, allowing me to properly rest up and recover (if it wasn’t for the pain this almost sounds like a holiday!).

Jergens Ultra HealingTo make sure the skin on my hands and arm doesn’t dry out during my recovery I will be smearing religiously with a nourishing moisturiser for extra dry skin. I first tried Jergens ‘Ultra Healing’ a few weeks ago after I burnt my hand on the fireplace and it really helped soothe and heal my skin quickly. My hands felt super soft and within no time the damaged layers were replaced by smooth, healthy skin.

Say goodbye to dry, tired skin and give it some much needed TLC with Jergens ‘Ultra Healing’ (from RRP $5.99 – $12.99). Packed with important vitamins C, E and B5 as well as a unique illuminating Hydralucence blend this luxurious moisturiser is clinically proven to repair dry, cracked skin, including famous trouble areas like heels, elbows and knees. Not only is it absorbed quickly (great for busy mums like me), results are visibly quickly too.

Jergens Moisturisers

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, Jergens is all about soft, smooth skin that is healthy and radiant. For a bit of extra glow there is even a dedicated Jergens ‘Natural Glow’ collection that adds a natural-looking colour to your skin, perfect for beating that pale, white winter skin.

You can find the Jergens range at your local Priceline pharmacy.

To find out more about Jergens, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.jergens.com.au.

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Pop-In Cloth Nappy love (+ save 15%)

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May 072016


After trying almost 40 different brand and types of reusable cloth nappies in the last 7 years there is only one brand I can recommend with all confidence: Close. Like most mums who have tried their amazing Pop-In nappies it was love at first sight for us, there is just nothing like it! Over the years these brilliant nappies have only gotten better and the latest arrivals are sure to be well received by Aussie Pop-In fans:

Pop-In Nappies

Seriously, cloth nappies do not come any cuter than this! The award-winning Pop-Ins deliver big on performance and are super pretty too, what more could you ask for? The brand new Pop-In New Generation V2 (RRP $39.95) is made from a soft, eco-friendly bamboo fabric that is antibacterial, breathable and very absorbent. If you’ve always wanted to try cloth nappies but thought they were too tricky you will find Pop-Ins extremely simple to use: no pinning or folding, just close the velcro tabs and go.

Pop-In Parts

The winning combination of a waterproof shell with absorbent panel, a removable soaker and booster, together with double leg-gusset to prevent leaks, will keep your baby comfortable, dry and happy. There is no need to hide these stylish nappies under ugly nappy covers, they clearly deserve to be seen. You can find all 6 new designs in store right now at Eco Child.

Pop-In V2Pop-Ins clever press-stud design can be adjusted to suit babies weighing 7-35lbs, making them an excellent investment for growing families. Instead of wasting money on disposable nappies these adorable MCNs will last all the way from birth til toilet training, now that’s great value for money! We have found Pop-Ins really easy to wash and dry, a simple 60 degree machine wash does the job (no soaking) and they dry quickly.

Cheeky discount: Follow the prompts on the Eco Child website and sign up for the newsletter to receive a fabulous 15% discount on your first order. Awesome saving!

To find out more about Eco Child, to browse the Close Pop-In range and to order online visit www.ecochild.com.au.

Mar 292016


With Easter all wrapped up and the temperature dropping rapidly there is no denying it any longer: Summer is well and truly over. If yesterday’s weather is anything to go by we’ll be spending our upcoming school holidays in front of the wood heater, thankfully our woodshed if fully stocked! I love the warmth of our fireplace but I don’t like the effect it has on my skin. Time for Trilogy to come to the (skin) rescue:

Trilogy Starter Sets

Trilogy is all about luxurious, natural skincare with a range of specialised products to suit different skin types and conditions. If you are not sure which Trilogy product would suit your needs the new limited edition Discover Trilogy Starter Sets (RRP $26.99) are an excellent way to find your perfect fit:

Rosehip Oil AntioxidantEach of the four Discover Trilogy Starter Sets contains three travel-size Trilogy products carefully selected to cater for a specific skin type: Normal/Dry, Combination/Oily, Ageproof and Sensitive. With handy beauty essentials like cleansers, creams, serums, oils and lotions there is a lovely kit for everyone, the Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ is one of my personal favourites and I can highly recommend the Vital Moisturising Cream.

Trilogy RosehipWhether you are looking to add moisture to dry patches, fight unwanted signs of ageing, soothe irritated skin or re-balance oily areas, these well-priced starter packs are an excellent way to test the waters and discover what works best for you, without breaking the bank. They are an ideal size for a short getaway and would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift for your mum, aunty or mother-in-law.

To find out more about Trilogy, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.trilogyproducts.com.

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Apr 262015

Funky Giraffe

After four babies I think we can safely say that I know what baby products are life savers and what not to waste your money on. One thing you can never have enough of is bibs: from early breastfeeds to starting solids, from messy dribbles to independent little eaters, some at home, in your nappy bag and at grandma’s, a big pile of bibs is a must-have for every mum.

Funky Giraffe Bib

Funky Giraffe creates stylish, 100% cotton bandana bibs for hip babies in a wide range of colours and prints. From classic stripes to sweet florals, from seasonal themes to awesome moustaches, from cheeky spots to special celebrations, With more than 300 different designs to choose from there is a perfect Funky Giraffe bib for every child and every occasion.

Funky Giraffe Spring BibBandana bibs are extremely popular because they look like a trendy little scarf instead of a traditional bib, they are way too cool to wear only at mealtime! I have learnt (often the hard way) that expensive is not always better and sometimes the items with the most pleasant price tag are actually the best purchase. Funky Giraffe Bandana Bibs bibs are not only very cute, they are also extremely well priced.

Funky Giraffe Bandana BibAt Funky Giraffe they know many families are on a tight budget so they are keeping prices low. You can pick up a brand new bib for as little as $5.50 per bib and, it gets better, the more you buy the more you save! This allows you to pick a different bib for every day of the week and to match every outfit without breaking the bank, and no tears if you happen to lose one or can’t get it clean anymore.

Originally born in the UK Funky Giraffe is now available in Australia too, helping little Aussie dribblers to stay dry and comfortable whilst looking super stylish and on trend (and helping mum to stay on budget).

To find out more about Funky Giraffe, to browse the range and to order online visit www.funkygiraffe.com.au.

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Mar 052015

Our four kids just love bath time: splashing in the water, filling the bowls, squeezing the ducks, painting with bubbles… You’d think they would be grumpy to get out but they love that part too, as long as I wrap them up like a ‘sausage in a jacket’. At aden + anais they know how much little ones enjoy that cosy, comfortable feeling of being scooped up in a soft towel which is why they have released a gorgeous new range of baby bath linen:

Aden + Anais Bath Linen

From teeny tiny newborns to cheeky tots, aden + anais has got them all wrapped up in style with their Baby Bath Wraps, Toddler Towels and Hooded Towel & Washcloth Sets in a range of sweet colours and designs.

Baby Bath WrapStarting at the youngest swimmers the Baby Bath Wrap (RRP $44.95) makes it super easy to cover that slippery bundle after the bath. Made from plush terry and finished with a soft muslin cotton hood and easy-to-use tie the Baby Bath Wrap is gentle against your baby’s delicate skin and keeps cold chills at bay. There are currently five different boy, girl and gender neutral designs to choose from.

Hooded Towel SetPacked in a neat aden + anais gift box the 2-piece Hooded Towel & Washcloth Set (RRP $44.95, available in Water Baby White, Rock Star Blue and Bathing Beauty Pink) makes a perfect present for a special little person. We use aden + anais washcloths all the time and they are fantastic, I love how the muslin cotton fabric gets softer the more you wash it (no one likes cleaning their face with a rough, hard face washer!).

Toddler TowelYour baby will get bigger and outgrow the hood but they’re never too old for a snuggly warm towel after your bath, if only they made the Toddler Towel (RRP $37.95) in my size! These large towels are ideal for growing toddlers, they are available in aden + anais’ familiar prints Princess Posie, Jungle Jam and Twinkle as well as the cool new Fluro Pink and Fluro Blue star design which will no doubt get the thumbs up from little trendsetters.

To find out more about aden + anais, to locate a stockist near you or to order your favourite products online visit www.adenandanais.com.au.

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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.

To find out more about Scholl, to browse the range and to order online visit www.scholl.com.au.

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Nov 222014

Nature's Care Paw Paw

As a mum of four young children I rarely leave the house without a nappy bag filled with baby essentials. Nappies, wipes, a clean outfit, some spare dummies, a bottle of water and some snacks, a few toys and anything else they may need when out and about. Even though I have a big bag there is little room left for any mama must-haves so I was pretty chuffed to discover a fabulous multi-purpose product from Nature’s Care Paw Paw that I can use on the whole family:

Paw Paw Baby BalmNature’s Care Paw Paw Baby Balm ($6.99, 100g) is a lovely fruity balm that has many different uses, it’s like a tube of magic. As the name suggests this natural ointment is perfect for the delicate skin of babies and children but adults can enjoy it too, it can be used all over the body as often as you like to keep skin soft and smooth and it’s an excellent emergency treatment for little dry patches or scrapes.

These last few weeks the weather has been very up and down so one day it’s cold and windy and the next day the air is hot and dry. I’ve been using the Baby Balm to nourish chapped lips, dry cuticles and little noses that turned red due to lots of nose wiping, the relief is almost instant and the smell is delicious. Who would have thought one simple, very affordable, product could be so handy? Great bonus: The bright pink colour is easy to spot in a full handbag.

Paw Paw Shampoo & Body WashSo I’ve seen first hand that Paw Paw does wonders for our skin but is it suitable for soft, fine baby hair too. The Nature’s Care Paw Paw Shampoo & Body Wash ($8.99, 500ml) is 100% soap free and PH balanced, it’s a great all-in-one product that cleans our littlest girl (who has short, curly hair) from top to bottom. The pump flacon is easy to use, I can hold my slippery baby with one arm and dispense the cleaner with the other hand.

Why Paw Paw? Paw Paw, also known as papaya, is well known for its therapeutic properties. It’s rich in Omega nine, antioxidants and vitamins that keep skin well moisturised and aid the healing process. Add to that a carefully chosen selection of all natural derived plant based ingredients like beeswax and sunflower seed oil and you’ve got a winning combination free from nasty chemicals.

Nature's Care Paw Paw range

The revamped Nature’s Care Paw Paw Range is made right here in Australia and consists of seven fantastic adult care products and nine great baby care products, two of which are exclusively available at Woolworths stores across Australia and online.

To find out more about Nature’s Care, to learn all about the properties of Paw Paw and to browse the range visit www.pawpawaustralia.com.au.

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