Thursday, January 30, 2014

Coconut Revolution

I've heard so many wonderful things about coconut oil so was excited to see what all the fuss was about thanks to Coconut Revolution.  

Coconut Revolution have a range products made with the all-natural goodness of cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil.  Available exclusively online, this Australian owned brand has four ranges- Hair Revolution, Body Revolution, Skin Revolution and Dietary Revolution.  I have had a play with products from three of these ranges which I think are fabulous.

I have been slathering on generously the coconut body cream after a showering, its a lovely rich moisturising cream, almost like a body butter- so luxurious.  The Coconut Intensive Hydrating Serum is designed to balance the skin's natural oils and I've been using it of an evening underneath my night moisturiser.  And finally the Hair Serum, a nice light weight formula which I have been massaging through the ends of my (rather neglected) hair after washing.  I also love the idea that this is a natural product that is environmentally sustainable.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Nike pants ($50)
Lorna Jane top  ($30)

I'm sure many of us have new years resolutions around fitness, getting in shape, or being active in general.   I'm aiming to go for a 5km run during Ash's morning sleep when my husband is home, if he isn't I'll do a pilates DVD in front of the TV.   Personally, I find that fabulous workout gear can be the perfect motivator and Uni Hill Factory Outlets is just the place to get that gear at great prices.  They have a good range of shops which stock sporting apparel all at up to 70% off retail prices including Adidas, Converse, Fila, Kathmandu, Lonsdale, Lorna Jane, Nike, Podium Sports, Puma and Russell Athletic.

I love these basic black pants, and Nike had plenty of options for under $50.  In fact the Nike store at Uni Hill is the largest Nike outlet store.  This Lorna Jane top is lovely and cool to wear and although it was already marked down, the price came down even further at the checkout! Bargains galore!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Red Carpet Fashion at David Jones + GIVEAWAY

Cate Blanchet in Armani Prive
Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad
 Amy Adams in Valentino
Sofia Vagara in Zac Posen 

It is award ceremony season in America and the United Kingdom! We've just had the Golden Globes, and still to come is the Grammy's on 26 January, the Bafta's on 16 February, and Oscars on 2 March.  If your anything like me these events are all about the red carpet fashion.  I love looking through the galleries of celebrity outfits the next day and picking my favourites!  

Today I've picked some of my favourite looks from the Golden Globes last week and have put together my version of red carpet fashion from dresses, high heels and clutches available online and in store at David Jones.  David Jones have a great range of stunning designer dresses, and formal dresses online, as well as beautiful designer shoes and high heels online; so perfect to recreate your own celebrity look.

Now to a GIVEAWAY:
WIN a $50 David Jones gift voucher
(3 up for grabs!!)

Leave a comment below telling me whose look red carpet look was your favourite this award season
and why.  Don't forget to leave a contact email so I can get in touch if you win.

Giveaway ends 20/2/2014 and is only open to Australian residents.  Best answer wins.
Good luck!!

Giveaway now closed

Image source: Huffington Post & David Jones

Saturday, January 18, 2014


I have something a little differnt from my usual blog post to share today, and that is Earthwise laundry products.  Earthwise is NZ's leading all-natural producer of powerful plant and mineral based cleaning products, and they have just landed on Australian shelves.  So wonderful for us Aussies to have access to laundry products that are environmentally kind and gentle on the skin!

All their products are phosphate, nitrate, chlorine and ammonia free. And by choosing Earthwise, you are also helping reduce the level of toxic chemicals in our waterways and oceans.

I must admit that I tend to use whatever laundry powder is on sale, cheapest or catches my eye in the supermarket but I have been very happy with the result with Earthwise products.  Our clothes, including my usually pumpkin and carrot stained baby's clothes with their dirty knees, as well as my husbands work clothes have been coming up beautifully clean.  I had a couple of pieces which I soaked over night in 1/2 a scoop before putting them in the wash as usual- the stains came right out!

The scoop is easily half the size of the regular size scoop, so the product will last you twice as long.  As Earthwise say, 37 washes for $7.99 (less than 22 cents/wash).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Maine Beach

South Australian company Cocco, inspired by Kangaroo Island, have created the Main Beach Organic Lingurian Honey collection, which includes organic honey from Kangaroo Island.  I've had the pleasure of trying the Hand & Nail Creme, Moisturising Soap and Body Polish, which are all scented with Italian blood orange- along with notes of peach, apples and rose, on a base of musk and vanilla.  Sounds delicious huh!  

The products are all completely free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and colours; nasities I'm really watching out for these days.

The hexagonal, embellished packaging is beautiful, and the prices are very reasonable, starting at $12.95.  
A great gift idea indeed.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Target for Baby

Short sleeve stretch terry romper- $6
Surf snapshot 2 piece overalls and tee set- $25
Boys pool shorts- $7
Venice tee- $10
Christmas set- $8

My darling little boy, Ash is the star of today's blog post, and all these fabulous little outfits he is wearing are from Target!

Crawling can get those little knees pretty dirty, meal times are crazy messy, plus babies grow so quick! All this means I want something hard wearing, easy to wash, and not too precious or expensive for Ash to wear.  Target is the perfect one stop shop.  Target have such a great range of cute, seasonal and practical baby boys clothes at fantastic prices, including basic items like the little blue romper and coveralls.

And don't get me started on the baby girls wear- sooooo cute I'm sometimes tempted to dress up Ash ;P

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Eve of Eden

Wedges- Nine West (similar here, and here)
Hat- Seed (similar here)

Happy New Year!!

This is such a great summer dress, and guess what, it's actually a maternity dress!  Also perfect for nursing with easy access via the press studs down the front.  It's got the tie belt so you can cinch in that waist, or over your bump, and is made of cotton so is lovely and cool to wear.  Oh, and pockets! I love pockets in a dress, so handy.  I nearly forgot to take out Ash's toys before I took the pics ;)  

I know this dress will be on high rotation this Summer.

I had a question regarding size.  I'm currently a size 6-8 and 158cm tall, I'm wearing a size 8.  Hope that helps :)