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.

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

Jul 282015

I don’t know about you but Father’s Day always creeps up on me a little. Four of our six family members celebrate their birthday in August so just when I finish making that last birthday cake I find Father’s Day waiting around the corner. I am giving you the heads up nice and early this year: Father’s Day is 5 weeks away so it’s time to starting thinking of the perfect gift for that special man in your life.

Remington SmartEdgeEarlier this month I showed you the new Remington SmartEdge shaver that keeps hip daddy looking office-smart day-in day-out, if you missed it you can read up here. I know I promised to give one away as well so here’s your chance, one of my lovely Hip Little One readers will be surprising a great hubby, dad or even father-in-law with one of these fantastic razors valued at RRP $199.95 this Father’s Day. That’s a pretty awesome gift if you ask me!

To find out more about Remington, to take a closer look at the Remington SmartEdge and to locate a stockist near you visit

Molton Brown

To make the surprise even sweeter our wonderful friends at Molton Brown have thrown in some luxury skincare products for the deserving dad too, straight from their latest grooming and hair care collection:

Molton Brown Ultra-Light Bai Ji HydratorNow that all that unwanted facial hair is gone a few pumps of the lovely Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator (RRP $62, 100ml) will help moisturise the skin so you can feel clean and refreshed all day. Specifically developed for normal to oily skin the moisturising hydrator leaves skin feeling firm, smooth and comfortable while shine-reducing lentil seed extract controls excess oil and helps reduce the appearance of pores.

Molton Brown ShampooTo look after the hair that dad does want to keep (if he is lucky enough to have some left!) Molton Brown is recommending the Fennel Extract Anti-dandruff Shampoo (RRP $29, 300ml). Containing carefully selected ingredients, including fennel root extract, this wonderful men’s shampoo gently cleanses your hair, helps eliminate flakes, banishes build-up and excess oils and keeps your scalp fresh and healthy so dad can be comfortable and confident about his looks.

To find out more about Molton Brown, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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Jul 042015

A few weeks ago Hip Daddy turned 34 and even though we didn’t celebrate big, with just our 4 kids (and a baby bump) it’s already quite the party. Early on in our marriage we started a small tradition where every child gets something to give to daddy, little did I know at the time that we would go on to have a larger than average family. Four kids later it is getting rather tricky to find enough good presents to give but I am glad to say I succeeded again with this Remington gift being a big hit:

Remington SmartEdge XF8550AU

I admit a shaver is more of a practical present than a luxury treat but you have no doubt read last week that he got a bit of both so no complaints there. Because hubby religiously shaves every morning before going to work I knew a new shaver would be well received, he enjoys the easy shave and I enjoy the smooth skin, double win!

SmartEdge Foil ShaverWhen you take a close look at the Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver (RRP $199.95) you’ll notice the foil shaver has a unique multi-directional hole pattern, about time someone realised not all hairs grown neatly in the same direction! By catching hairs from all angles you need fewer moves to achieve a close shave all-over so it’s quicker and more effective.

Remington SmartEdgeThe cordless design is perfect for busy dads on the go who try to do a million things at the same time, hip daddy is quite the expert at it. If you’re a really keen multi-tasker you can even use your 100% waterproof SmartEdge shaver in the shower and rinse under the tap, so convenient! The shaver can be used dry, with shaving foam or with gel, whichever you feel is most gentle on your skin. Hubby prefers gel in the shower to reduce redness but in the mornings it’s often a dry shave to save time.

The powerful lithium battery has a generous 50 minute runtime (that’s a lot of beard to shave), if needed you can do a super speedy 5 minute quick charge or complete a full charge in 120 minutes. I love the handy charging lights indicating how much battery you have left, that way you’ll never run out of battery unexpectedly.

Could your hubby do with a nice new shaver too? Stay tuned, in the lead up to Father’s Day we’ll give you the chance to win a Remington SmartEdge Advanced Foil Shaver for the special man in your life. 

As always Remington offers fantastic peace of mind with a generous 2 year product warranty, as well as a 60 day money back guarantee.

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

Dec 182014

Pic's Peanut Butter

Christmas Countdown – Day 18

If you, like me, are a peanut butter lover you are sure to go nuts (no pun intended!) for today’s Christmas Countdown giveaway, look what Pic’s Peanut Butter will be sending out to one lucky Hip Little One reader:

$50 Pic's Peanut Butter Prize Pack

$50 Pic’s Peanut Butter Prize Pack

The name Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter says it all, this peanut butter is really really really good. If you haven’t tried it yet you may think I am exaggerating but the truth is that once you go Pic’s you will never want to try another brand. After my first jar I have become quite addicted so from now on it’s the big 1kg jar for us (as a family of six we go through this delicacy very quickly!).

Pic's Peanut Butter SmoothPic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is made from super delicious, freshly roasted 100% Australian Kingaroy peanuts and a touch of sea salt (but a salt-free variety is available too), nothing else. It contains no added sugar, no preservatives and no other nasties, just natural ingredients and therefore a scrumptious natural taste that will keep you coming back for more. You may want to set yourself a limit though as once you open the jar it is hard to stop.

Pic’s Peanut Butter is currently available at all Coles supermarkets across Australia in a 380g jar (Smooth and Crunchy) and 1kg jar (Crunchy). Take it from me, the crunchy variety is amazing!

To find out more about Pic’s Peanut Butter, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

For your chance to win a $50 Pic’s Peanut Butter Prize Pack enter our giveaway below:

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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

For your chance to win Blow Dry In A Box (RRP $69.95) by Remington enter our giveaway below:

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Apr 282014

The Body Shop at Home

With the countdown for Mother’s Day now well and truly on you may find yourself a little lost with so many gift options. Finding the right present for your wife, mother or grandmother can be quite the challenge but luckily The Body Shop has got mums of all ages covered with an extensive range of products that are sure to add a wonderful fragrance to your Mother’s Day:

Brazil Nut Body ScrubOne of the latest additions to the The Body Shop range is the Brazil Nut collection which is proudly taking the spotlight this month. Selected for its excellent moisturising qualities Brazil nuts are the key to soft, smooth and supple skin, after all dry skin is not on anyone’s wish list! Brazil nut oil is rich in antioxidants and the signature Brazil nut scent will have you addicted to this range in no time.

Brazil Nut Shower CreamFrom shower cream to body scrub, from soap to body butter and from body mist to a luxurious beautifying oil, you can experience the goodness of Brazil nuts from top to toe. Good to know: The Brazil nuts and Brazil nut oil used in The Body Shop products are sourced from Peruvian Brazil Nut harvesters, this wonderful Community Fair Trade partnership helps to preserve their traditional way of life so not only are you getting better skin, you are doing your share helping others to a better life too.

Brazil Nut SoapYou can purchase the fabulous Brazil Nut range at your local The Body Shop store, order online or you can try it out in the comfort of your own home through the special The Body Shop At Home program. There are great gifts available for hosts and their guests, to book a party or to learn more about becoming a consultant yourself you can register your interest online. This month all new consultants who join can purchase the $199 Lifestyle Kit and receive $670 in products and business tools, awesome deal!

If you would like to stay up-to-date with the latest The Body Shop at Home news, fantastic offers and exciting new products make sure you give the The Bodyshop at Home Facebook page the thumbs up.

To find out more about The Body Shop, to browse and purchase your favourite products online or to locate a store near you visit

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Apr 032014

From phones to toasters, from kitchen machines to watches and everything in between, with many products now available in all shades of the rainbow it has never been easier to show your true colours. This week Remington joined the latest trend and released its colourful new Remington Stylis PRO collection:

Remington Stylis PRO Dryer

The brand new Remington Stylis PRO range consists of the very trendy Remington Stylis 3200 PRO Dryer and the Remington Stylis Ceramic PRO Straightener, both are available in 12 fashionable colours. These hip new arrivals do not only look super stylish, priced at just $39.95 a piece they are really affordable too and sure to be a very popular gift idea this upcoming Mother’s Day (May 11).

Remington Stylis PurpleThe Remington Stylis 3200 PRO Dryer is fitted with the latest ionic technology, releasing 90% more ions (compared to a standard Remington dryer) to help you create the soft, shiny and smooth hair you’re after, time after time. Call it magic but this extra dose of ions is the key to conditioned, well nourished, salon style hair. It may take a bit of practise but within no time you’ll be able to switch between all six different settings like a pro.

The bold look of this hip haircare gadget matches its powerful performance, I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that this convenient light weight hair dryer (weighing a tiny 400 grams) is fitted with an impressive 2100 watt Hi-Torque motor.

Remington Stylis PRO Straightener

For sleek and smooth locks look no further than the funky Remington Stylis Ceramic PRO Straightener, the only question left is which colour to choose. With heat settings ranging from 130⁰C – 235⁰C and floating ceramic plates for constant contant this new straightener makes it very easy to achieve that perfectly styled look.

Remington StraightenerThis design is an ideal choice for busy, time-poor mamas, it takes just 30 seconds to heat up and if something unexpected was to happen (after all, with kids you never know!) and you forget all about your straightener it will turn itself off automatically. Just like its brightly coloured sibling the Stylis Ceramic PRO Straightener comes with a generous 2-year warranty for extra peace of mind.

To find out more about Remington and to browse the Stylis range visit

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