Little Bubba: Makeover Time

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Mar 032020
 

Of course Teddy is not the only sibling who refuses to sit still. My girls are always looking for a willing customer to attempt a pretty braid, do a fancy fishtail plait or try out a new look but it turns out that it’s a lot more fun to be the stylist than the bored customer who is not allowed to move or cries with every stroke of the brush. Keeping all of my budding hairdressers and make-up artists happy has turned out to be a breeze with this cute find from Little Bubba:

Measuring a generous 27cm tall this life-size My Big Sister ‘Styling Head’ (Ages 3+, 10,6″) is the ideal client for any hairdressing or beauty bar, she is always happy to receive a fresh makeover, doesn’t wiggle and never complains when things look a little wonky. With her long blonde hair, big blue eyes and perfect skin this lovely model is a clean canvas waiting for a dedicated artist to give her a brand new look, you can change her style as many times as you like!

To help you set up your own salon the Styling Head comes with a whole heap of beauty and hair accessories: 6 royal crown hair clips, a heart-shaped brush, a pink hair comb, four rollers for gorgeous curls, face stickers and a make-up palette with lip, cheek and eye make-up in different shades.  The set contains everything to get you started, just use your imagination.

Miss 11 is our resident hairdresser and miss 9 is our wannabe make-up artist, so together they have a ball getting this blonde model looking magazine worthy. In our house it is most definitely the older girls who adore this styling kit most, the younger girls like it too but the older two are a bit better at the delicate application of make-up and have patience for the step-by-step process of tricky hair styles. A quick rinse with a baby wipe removes all the makeup, there are no stains and it washes off easily from hands and clothing too.

One small note: While the box does list all the make-up ingredients on the bottom, it does clearly say ‘for external application on dolls only’ so I am not sure how suitable it is for human skin. I have specifically instructed my girls not to apply it to their own skin but I can imagine some children will be keen to give themselves a makeover which may cause an allergic reaction.

To find out more about HeadStart, to take a closer look at the Little Bubba range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.headstartint.com.

HairDooz: Find your new Spring Doo

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Sep 172019
 

Spring is finally here and we are so excited about the warmer weather! After having been cooped up inside during the dark, rainy months we are soaking up the sunshine and heading outside when we can. The new season calls for a fresh look and stylish do and going by the brand new HairDooz range bold and bright is the way to go:

Featuring twelve cool new dooz in the prettiest of neon shades the new HairDooz Neonz are definitely eye-catching. Pixie, Sparkle, Crystal, Lilly, Skye or Candy… who will you find in your swivelling salon chair today? Twist the bottle door to unveal your latest client and check out her fresh spring look and sniff her frooty scent. Even the bottle has had a colour makeover and is now a funky neon orange!

While true collectors will no doubt be on the lookout for the rare ‘Glow in the Dark’ treasure (a party ready doll with a festive Braidy Updoo), we actually lost our heart to Wavy Rave Doo with her long, luscious locks in blue, pink and yellow. Securely seated on her salon seat you can store your Doo bestie in her bottle, display it on a shelf/cupboard or use the suction cup to create a floating chair for your mirror or a window.

There are twelve gorgeous HairDooz Neonz to collect and you can find the range at your local Kmart, Big W, Target, Woolworths, Coles, Toymate, Toyworld and Mr. Toys store or online.

Thanks to the release of the adorable new MiniDooz you can now really take your Doo with you, anywhere and anytime. Each of the twelve tiny MiniDooz girls is packed in the sweetest nail polish – shaped salon bottle, how sweet is that? We love that you can flip open the bottle lid (hair dryer style!) to take a sneak peek at your mini’s stylish doo… Will you be one of the first to discover the limited edition Glitzy Glama Fuzzidoo? We were and she is super sparkly!

Not only does their compact size make these little ladies the perfect companion for backpacks and dress pockets, MiniDooz are also designed to slide on top of your favourite pencil or pen. Add to that the familiar suction cup to build a floating seat and a bonus sheet of six cheeky mark nail stickers and we can safely say that this new HairDooz range has nailed it!

Pop into your local Kmart, Big W, Woolworths, Toymate or Mr. Toys store or online to start your MiniDooz collection.

Hip Tip: While the cute MiniDooz bottles come in a range of bright colours, these colours do not necessarily represent which Doo is inside so it will always be a surprise!

To find out more about HairDooz, to meet the different characters and to locate a stockist near you visit www.hairdooz.net.

HairDooz: Find the Doo for You

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Mar 252019
 

Immunisations are never something I look forward to (especially when I have to take all six kids at once) but prevention is better than cure so it has to be done. On Saturday morning we checked into the GP surgery for the latest meningococcal jab and they all calmly did their duty without a squeak. Except for miss Hattie who made enough noise for all six of them.

I’ll be honest, in the lead up to our doctor’s appointment I had bribed the girls with a secret surprise sitting on our kitchen bench and they were super excited about unwrapping one of these adorable treasures once the job was done. HairDooz (ages 5+) are the cutest little dolls with big doos: smooth and shiny, buns and boofy, curly and colourful, plaits and ponytails, funky and fuzzy, quirky and classic… there is a perfect doo for every boo.

Carefully packaged in a blind bottle capsule you never know which HairDooz you get, which makes it extra fun. When you open your bottle and twist the salon door you will find your new boo waiting for you in her styling chair. Her unique doo smells super fruity and she even wears a hairdresser’s cape, my girls love giving their dolls makeovers with teeny hair ties and miniature brushes.

The girls particularly enjoyed taking their HairDooz along in the car, using the included suction cap to connect the salon seat to the car window. You can also stick your little stylista onto windows, mirrors, wardrobes and other suitable surfaces around the house. Just keep in mind that you need to slightly twist/screw the styling chair to pop it in and out of the suction cap/chair stand (our miss muscles Juliet learnt this the hard way).

If you are very lucky you’ll unwrap Skye with the Big Bow Ponydoo, a rare colour change HairDooz boo whose luscious locks change colour when you dip her doo in a nice warm bath. When you rins her strands under cold water the colour changes back, now that is clever. We haven’t found gorgeous Skye yet but I’ll let you know when we do (flu shots are around the corner so we might just have to adopt some more HairDooz!).

There are currently 24 different HairDooz to collect, you can view all the different girls, colours and hair styles in the Collector’s Guide inside the capsule and tick them off as your collection grows. You can find HairDooz right now at your local Target, Myer, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths store as well as leading toy retailers across Australia.

To find out more about HairDooz, to meet all the HairDooz and to locate a stockist near you visit www.hairdooz.net.

Dec 172017
 

As the end of the year draws near I am secretly getting excited about getting back in shape in the new year, I have a wardrobe full of pre-baby clothes I can’t wait to wear again. As you can probably imagine delivering a 4.6kg baby was no easy task, recovery has been slow and unfortunately I am yet to get the doctor’s tick of approval to start exercising again. It has been almost three months since Ted was born and thankfully I am feeling a bit stronger every day so I am slowly picking up the pace with the help of Maze Activewear:

Designed for new, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers of all shapes and sizes Maze Activewear offers stylish, high quality activewear that is both practical and flattering. I am a bit disappointed that I only discovered this awesome label after Ted was born as I am loving this supportive yet comfy sports gear!

Most expecting mums will know that it is important to stay active during pregnancy, but at the same time your changing body and that rapidly growing bump can leave you feeling a bit out of balance and unsure. Don’t worry mama, Maze Activewear will help you feel confident and supported in all the right places with their fabulous over-the-belly Maternity Tights (RRP $79.95-$89.95, size XS – L).

Featuring a breathable and seam-free tummy panel that grows with you as your baby belly grows, stability power mesh that will make you strong and steady and hi-tech performance fabric these tights are your ultimate exercise buddy. They are available in both full length and a shorter 3/4 length and come in a range of neutral colours to compliment all your favourite workout gear.

Once baby has arrived most mamas will find their new body will take some getting used to, after 6 babies my body most certainly isn’t bouncing back the way celebrities seem to do! The Maze Activewear High Waisted 3/4 Tights (RRP $49.95, size XS-L) do a fantastic job keeping all those wobbly bits in place while the Active Core Stability technology provides much needed support for this poor mummy tummy which has had quite the beating. Added bonus: A handy zip pocket at the back to keep your gym pass or keys safe and mesh panels on the lower leg for extra air flow.

Whether I am at home or out and about and whether I am relaxing or working out, our big boy counts on easy nursing access. With the Nursing Sports Bra (RRP $59, size XS-L) you can get fit and feed at the same time, easy drop-down cups allow for convenient breastfeeding (and a nursing pad if desired) while the powerful nylon/spandex/cotton blend will keep you comfortable and supported through your entire training session. The ergonomic racer back design distributes the weight evenly and stops me from getting a sore back and shoulders.

Hip Tip: When you buy the Maternity Tights and Nursing Sports Bra together you get a welcome 15% bundle discount. For an even bigger saving why not join the Maze Activewear mailing list to enjoy an additional 10% discount on your first order, simply enter your email address at the bottom of the home page to receive your discount code in your inbox.

Want to get started on your workout as soon as possible? Make sure you refer to the handy Maze Activewear Size Chart to select the size that is right for you. For extra peace of mind a hassle-free returns and exchange policy is in place.

To find out more about Maze Activewear, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mazeactivewear.com.au, shipping is free Australia wide.

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Breeze into Summer with Eeni Meeni Miini Moh

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Aug 132017
 

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It may not have been a very wet winter here in South Australia, but it sure has been a cold one! I am very much hanging out for some nice Spring weather to peek around the corner and warm us up a little. After months of layer upon layer of winter clothing (and truckloads of wet washing on drying racks) I am getting super excited at the sight of these breezy summer looks by Australian designer label Eeni Meeni Miini Moh:

It looks like our little ladies are in for a real treat this Summer season, look at those pretty sorbet, coral and aqua blue shades, combined with timeless grey, white and silver. Skirts, shorts, dresses, singlets, tops… Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has your girl’s whole wardrobe covered.

At nearly two Hattie has been promoted from the Enfant collection and can have her pick from the entire Eeni range which means choosing has become even harder. In saying that I can never resist a good stripe and this Pique Dress looks (RRP $59.95, size 12m-5) perfect for adventurous tots. It’s comfortable enough for running, climbing, dancing and even naps, just add some sweet sandals and she’s Summer ready.

Secretly I dread the day our nearly 9-year old twins grow out of the e3-M range (up to 12 years old) and are forced into young adult fashion, but thankfully I have a few more years up my sleeve. They love being active and playing outside, so I think the Racer Top (RRP $39.95, size 2-12) matched with the comfy Classic 5 Short (RRP $64.95, size 2-12) are a perfect pick. Olivia would love the bright Sunset colour and it’s a great look for both play and going out.

Yellow has been Juliet’s number one colour from when she was a cheeky toddler and it still is her first choice now. As today happens to be her 7th birthday I must show you this sunny Frill Dress (RRP $69.95, size 2-12) in cheery Sunkist yellow. How can you not dream of splashing in the pool, yummy ice creams and lazy Summer nights when you see this cute frock? I just love the casual tie-back shoulders, keeping it fun front and back.

I am super chuffed to see my personal fave colour indigo pop up in the new girls collection too, you can never go wrong with a classy blue! The delightful frill sleeves and stunning keyhole back of this gorgeous ‘La Vie Est Belle’ Dress (RRP $89.95, size 12m-5) make it a real winner for birthdays, special celebrations and even Christmas. It’s definitely going on my short-list for miss Sybbie’s 5th birthday in February.

Tommie absolutely lived in his e3-M slouch shorts last summer (in fact, he loved them so much I had to buy a second pair) so I must grab them again for the upcoming season. They are super easy to wash and wear and stay beautiful even after many washes. I know it’s very convenient to play it safe for the boys with plain, neutral colours, but I really love these funky Maldives mint Slouch Shorts (RRP $54.95, size 2-12) mixed with the classic grey and indigo Polo T-shirt (RRP $49.95, size 2-12), cool combi!

Any day now we’ll finally know the gender of baby no.6, so I will have to leave the big newborn shop until then. Thankfully Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has little surprise bundles covered too with the La Petite + Pure newborn range perfect for baby showers and brand new arrivals. Featuring mainly grey and white tones these pieces are timeless and great for mixing and matching. How cute is the star studded La Petite Jumpsuit (RRP $54.95, size 0-3m) with it’s adorable detachable hood?

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the sale and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

Mar 022017
 

With so many babies on the way I can’t help but check in on Facebook regularly to see the latest bump shots and happy baby news. Even after five babies I still melt when I see these tiny bundles of joy, there is simply no sweeter sight! It also means I have loads of excuses to shop for adorable baby goodies and here’s one of my favourite finds of the moment:

Designed right here in Australia and made using premium 100% organic cotton NIOVI Organics is the perfect soft, safe and stylish choice for precious new arrivals. This wonderful Aussie label caters for little boys and girls from birth up to 1 year old with a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories that is sure to make anyone go clucky.

Great love and care has gone into each NIOVI Organics piece: the organic cotton fabric is soft, safe and fair-trade, the fit is comfortable and practical, the designs are timeless and eye-catching and only water-based dyes are used. And of course there is eye for the fine details too, take for example the lovely Organic Zip Romper: it has a handy print-on label instead of scratchy tags, a fabric flap that covers the end of the zipper and the cuffs fold over to create mittens and socks, they’ve thought of absolutely everything!

From rompers to dresses, from bibs to bloomers, from blankets to beanies and more, NIOVI has minifashionistas covered from top to toe. The current NIOVI Organics collection is based on the trendy RIZ print in three great colours: Sky, Lavender and Monochrome. At NIOVI they believe that safety and quality should be affordable for everyone, which is why their prices won’t break the bank and start at just $12.95.

As if you needed any more reasons to love NIOVI, during the month of March Hip Little One readers can save a huge 25% storewide at NIOVI Organics. Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends March 31, 2017. Time to stock up!

Hip Tip: Shopping for gifts? Make sure to add one of these unique Wooden Gift Boxes to your order to really create the wow-factor, the helpful NIOVI team will even wrap up the contents as per your instructions. These luxurious boxes don’t just look amazing (and save you the hassle of gift wrapping), they are reusable too so they add a wonderful eco-friendly touch to your eco gift.

To find out more about NIOVI Organics, to browse the range and to order online visit www.niovi.com.au.

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Eeni Meeni Miini Moh – Sizzling Summer Sale

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Feb 162017
 

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Now that our children are back at school I am finally catching up on long overdue jobs in and around the house. Over the school holidays the kids don’t always keep their wardrobes as tidy as I would like, so it was about time I went through their Summer gear, folded everything neatly and put away the clothes that no longer fit. As expected they have grown heaps over Summer and they could all do with a few more pieces to get them through the last of the warm weather…

Thankfully for our tight family budget the Final Summer Sale has just kicked off at our favourite store Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, and who doesn’t love the sound of half price shopping? You better run, as this awesome sale ends February 21, 2017.

Now I know that there are plenty of gorgeous sale styles to choose from, but if I may put forward a personal favourite it would have to be the gorgeous Ties Dress (was $64.95, now $32.48). Our darling Juliet has been wearing this sweet frock all summer and I am still madly in love with it, plus it washes extremely well.

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the sale and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.