Jun 072015

Russell Hobbs

While Mother’s Day was weeks ago and the celebrations may seem like a distant memory (my children’s promise not to argue has long been forgotten!) I am still enjoying some Mother’s Day treats every day. I have told you before that I am not a big fan of Mother’s Day gifts that are only useful for boring chores, like a new vacuum or iron, and prefer a little luxury myself. Lucky for me I was I was very spoiled with a practical AND luxurious gift that makes a daily task easier with very little effort:

Russell Hobbs Aston

This season Russell Hobbs has come to the table with the super stylish stainless steel Aston collection perfect for a modern family kitchen, meet the Aston Toaster and the Aston Kettle.

Russell Hobbs Aston ToasterAs soon as I laid eyes on the Aston 4-slice Motorised Toaster (RRP $149.95) I packed up our old, rattly, dented toaster and banned it to the trash pile. Finally a nice, large toaster that enables me to make toast for all 4 kids at once, it even has extra long slots to allow for odd sized bread (you know the yummy artisan loaves that never fit!).  Of course the bigger capacity does mean a larger footprint on your kitchen bench but it looks so good I don’t mind leaving it on display.

Our old toaster, which served us well for quite a few years, had become increasingly unreliable. Sometimes bread would burn, other times it would be pretty much cold. Toast would get stuck or only come up half way. The knobs were wobbly and would hang in between settings. The Aston Toaster on the other hand has a beautiful illuminated digital display with countdown timer that tells you exactly how long is left for your perfect slice of toast.


The fact that the toaster is motorised (yet not noisy) means there is no need for rattly knobs, simply select the toast button and the breads goes down automatically, once ready a beep will sound to let you know the toast is coming up again. Other handy functions include a defrost setting, a wholemeal/multigrain and setting and even a crumpet setting, whichever your choice of breakfast Aston will toast it evenly and to perfection every single time.

Russell Hobbs toaster

The Aston 4-slice Motorised Toaster comes with a generous 2-year warranty for extra peace of mind.

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

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.

Dec 152014

Christmas Countdown – Day 15

Now I know the kids usually get to unwrap the majority of gifts under the tree but (grand) parents deserve to be spoilt too. We have picked our top gift ideas for mums and dads from our wonderful friends at Remington and we even get to spoil one lucky lady with a fantastic prize pack too:

The awesome Blow Dry In A Box (RRP $69.95) contains all you need to create the ultimate salon style blow-dry in the comfort of your own home (and without breaking the bank!).

Remington Blow Dry in a Box

The powerful (yet ultra silent) Remington Salon Professional Hair Dryer (2300 watt) offers 3 different heat settings and 2 speed settings as well as a cool shot so can you can tailor your blow-dry to suit your hair perfectly. The innovative conditioning ionic technology will leave you hair soft and well conditioned whilst the tourmaline ceramic technology replaces unwanted frizz by a smooth and shiny finish. Also included are blow-dry must haves likes a handy radial brush and two section clips.

Remington Osmo PackTo achieve that magazine worthy blow-dry your hair needs to be healthy and well looked after which is why Remington’s Blow Dry In A Box contains a great selection of hair care products too. You can count on the popular Osmo trio Osmo Berber Oil Shampoo Rejuvenating Cleaner (50ml), Osmo Berber Oil Mask Restoration Therapy (50ml) and Osmo Wonder 10 (25ml) to get your hair in tip top shape and blow-dry ready.

Movember is done and dusted so it’s time to get rid of that prickly mo with the new Remington HyperFlex Golfer Pack (RRP $199.99). Hip daddy received the lithium powered HyperFlex Shaver as an early Christmas present (I couldn’t stand the stubble any longer!) a few weeks ago and he is very pleased with its smooth shaving results, I am too which is just as important.

Remington Hyperflex Golfer Pack

Featuring a multi-directional pivoting neck the shaver head moves freely to adjust to your neck, chin and jawline and the ActiveContour shaving heads adjust automatically to the contours of your face to deliver a nice clean cut from any angle. Some hairs may be longer and others shorter but the Precision Ultra cutters cut both long and short hairs in fewer strokes, add to that the Stainless Steel Twin Track Blades which offer 50% more shaving coverage and you can see why the HyperFlex reduces your shaving time, leaving dad with more time to do the things he likes.

Whether you like to shave wet or dry, with shaving cream, shaving gel or without, at home, in the shower like my hubby or in the car, the Remington HyperFlex Rotary Shaver fits into your lifestyle and your schedule perfectly. With its cordless, 100% waterproof design, long lasting rechargeable battery and impressive 50 minute runtime it really is the perfect shaver for busy men on the go.

Remington Money Back GuaranteeNow at Remington they know that buying for dad is tricky, how do you know he will love the Remington Hyperflex? Don’t worry, happy faces are guaranteed as your gift is backed up by Remington’s awesome 60 day money back guarantee. The Remington HyperFlex Golfer Pack includes: Shaver, charging stand with water drainage, storage pouch, protective head guard, cleaning brush and 3 TaylorMade golf balls.

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year (Hyperflex Golfer) and 3 year (Blow Dry in a Box) 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.

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Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body

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Oct 262014

Remington i-Light Pro

As much as I am excited about all the lovely summer dresses, pretty singlets and strappy sandals, I can’t say I am looking forward to all the necessary hair removal that comes with it. With one sunny day after another there is no ‘I’ll leave it for a few days’ option, you have to stay on top of it all the time. Like many other women I dream of permanent hair reduction from the beauty therapist (and sparkly white teeth from the dentist) but the hefty price tag has been holding me back, if you share my dream you’ll be pleased to know that you can achieve the same smooth results at home with Remington:

Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body (RRP $799.95) is a revolutionary light-based device designed that allows you to remove unwanted body hair in the privacy and comfort home of your own home. No matter how hairy you are, this clever product has got you covered (or should I say uncovered?). The Remington i-Light Pro system uses the same similar Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that professional dermatologists use so you can enjoy similar professional-quality results without having to visit your beauty salon.

Remington i-Light ProYou can use the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body on almost any area of your body with unwanted body hair: legs, (under) arms, bikini, back/chest and even your face (females only). Unlike most many at-home hair removal methods, the i-Light Pro IPL system doesn’t cut or pull out hair, instead it offers long-lasting results by working below the skin’s surface to disable active hairs and help prevent new ones from growing. Hairs that do grow back will be finer and lighter in colour.

While the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body works for most people you will only achieve the desired results if your hair and skin colour are suitable, the quick Safe Integrated Skin Sensor makes sure the device is used on appropriate and safe hair and skin colours only.

Remington i-Light Pro Hand DeviceThe Remington i-Light Pro system consists of a handheld device, to direct Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) at the area of your choice, and a base that cradles the hand device when not in use. As the system uses mains power there are no lengthy recharges or batteries to be replaced, just plug it in and go. The included quartz bulb has a very generous flash life of 65,000 flashes and it retains the same intensity for the entire bulb life, once used up the flash bulb can be replaced.

Remington’s i-Light Pro system delivers clinically proven, permanent results in just three fast treatments, by leaving two weeks in between sessions you make sure all hairs in all different stages of their growth cycle have been treated. Treated hairs will fall out in a few weeks and results last six months, that’s the entire Spring/Summer season taken care of!

Remington is 100% convinced you will love the results of the Remington i-Light Pro Face & Body which is why they back it up with a hard-to-beat 90 day money back guarantee and a fantastic 2 year warranty.

Over the next 6 weeks I will be testing the Remington i-Light Pro and getting myself Summer ready, results should be visible after a few short weeks so I will be sure to report my findings. Stay tuned…

To find out more about Remington, to take a closer look at the i-Light Pro Face & Body and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Jun 012014


Our beautiful miss O has lovely long, straight hair which is her pride and joy, her biggest wish is to become Rapunzel and the simple mention of a hair cut is enough to make her cry. However now that she has two younger sisters with gorgeous curls it was inevitable that she would one day wonder what she would look like with curly hair, fair enough. Yesterday we had a birthday party to attend so we figured it was the perfect opportunity to use the very clever RUSK MiraCurl and change Rapunzel into Belle.

When I first saw the RUSK MiraCurl in action in an online video I could hardly believe how easy it looked (OK I admit, I didn’t believe it at all!). I have had my share of battles with curling irons over the years and most of them are far from practical unless maybe you’re a hair dresser. I’ve burnt my fingers (and my forehead!) and burnt my hair, ended up with a head full of kinks and on more than occasion I stopped half way through because it just took too long. Needless to say I was a bit sceptical and thought the MiraCurl looked too good to be true.

Belle ready for the ball

Belle ready for the ball

The MiraCurl, created by RUSK Engineering, is the world’s first fully automatic professional curling machine, a nifty gadget that creates the perfect curls you’re after without you having to do all the hard work. All the magic happens inside the hair tool, gently place a lock of hair in the MiraCurl, close it and the lock will be pulled into the unit automatically. There is no need to wrap it around by hand and hold it in place, so easy! Just wait for the beeps to indicate your curl is done and the next time the MiraCurl opens a beautiful curl will be released!


Not bad for a first try!

Not bad for a first try!

All over curls or ends only, loose waves or more defined curls, you can choose exactly how you want your curls. The MiraCurl styling tool has three switches to help you achieve the look you’re after: three temperature settings (190, 21o or 230C) to suit different hair types, three timer settings (8, 10 or 12 seconds) for soft waves to tight curls and three curl direction settings (left, right or alternate for a natural look). The MiraCurl hair styler is so easy to use, I never knew creating curls could be this quick, simple and effortless and I will most definitely use it a lot.

Not bad for less than 10 minutes, and it's only my first try!

Not bad for less than 10 minutes, and it’s only my first try!

Obviously my favourite feature is the automatic curling, not having to twist the hair around a hot barrel yourself saves time, energy, is safer and the result is more even. It’s so much more practical than having to twist your arms in all kinds of uncomfortable positions to manually wrap your locks around a steaming hot styler. The other thing I love about the MiraCurl is the sounds to indicate when your curl is done, there is no more guessing or forgetting and every single curl has the exact same time to set.

RUSK MiraCurl Limited Edition

RUSK MiraCurl Limited Edition

If you want to get your hands on this very stylish Limited Edition RUSK MiraCurl Gift Set you better be fast, once they’re gone they’re gone! The gorgeous gift set contains a beautiful limited edition RUSK MiraCurl in a metallic charcoal finish with purple accents and an eye catching limited edition deluxe bag to store your new favourite styling tool in.


You can find the RUSK MiraCurl (RRP $220) at selected hair salons, Hairhouse Warehouse, Price Attack and other selected retailers across Australia. Each MiraCurl hair styler comes with a generous two year warranty for extra peace of mind.

To find out more about RUSK, to see the RUSK MiraCurl in action and to locate a stockist near you visit www.rusk.com.au.