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Inspirational woman: Sarah Wilson

Sophie Martin:

Love Sarah Wilson – see interview for Ere Perez’s blog…

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

The lovely Sarah Wilson is one of Australia’s best-known media commentators in the health, health living and beauty fields; as well as being a journalist, author and magazine editor. In her twenties, Sarah was a restaurant reviewer and editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. She was also the host of the hugely successful first series of MasterChef Australia and face of Lifestyle You.

Following her diagnosis with autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s, Sarah began to look at different ways to manage her illness. These ways included following a toxin free, sugar free diet as well as reviewing her attitude to health and exercise. Sarah’s books, IQuitSugar and I Quit Sugar For Life have been a huge success and spawned a successful business,  including a series of cookbooks, which she manages with her Sarah Wilson blog and media work, while cycling and hiking in her spare time.

You have a pretty crazy schedule with IQuitSugar.com and your media…

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Five easy activities to keep you fit, healthy and in shape

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

Not a fan of the gym? You’re not alone, but suffering from “Gymphobia” doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and in great shape! Harvard Medical School’s special health report says the following five easy (and economical) activities can help you get and stay in shape and lower your risk for disease. They’re suitable for any age or fitness ability, you can do them anywhere and they don’t cost a fortune in monthly gym membership or personal trainers.

  1. Swimming. This is known as “the perfect workout” and if you live near the sea, pool or sports centre, then it’s an easy one to do. Why is it so good: According to Dr. I-Min Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the buoyancy of the water supports your body and takes the strain off painful joints so you can move them more fluidly. Research finds that swimming can improve your mental…

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Create your own “red room” experience with PASH

This weekend sees the launch of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, starring the oh-so-sexy Jamie Dornan (who apparently doesn’t take his clothes off enough in the film).

The book was a roaring success and gave women all over the world permission to explore the less ‘vanilla’ side of sex, even if it was only in their own mental fantasy world! Nothing wrong with a bit of fantasy, we say.

While not tipped to be quite as raunchy as the book, the film is bound to bring out a desire to explore the boundaries, which is a great thing and we hope that women will be inspired to try new things and bring out their inner sensuality.

PASH, Australia’s leading sensual products retailer and party plan company has a new range of official EL James Fifty Shades of Grey products for all you women keen to discover your own red room experience, which is really exciting and we certainly anticipate selling a lot more sensual products, love toys and accessories in the coming months, as Aussie couples spice it up!

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What better excuse to stock up on your bedroom props and have a little fun with your partner, because spicing it up in the bedroom and adding some props, surprises and sensual body treats can only be GREAT for a relationship, not matter what stage it’s at.

Here are our top five products to get you Fifty Shades ready:

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey leatherette studded mask – $14.95
  2. Playful in Pearls – Pearl Satin Whip – $29.95
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey Massage candle in scintillating lotus fragrance $19.95
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey Silk Ties $14.95
  5. Fifty Shades of Grey Silver Pleasure Balls set $41.95

What are you waiting for. Get steamy and create your own “red room” experience ;)

www.pashparties.com.au

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All hail the sunflower, king of the good oils

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

Sunflowers are grown all over the world and are a hugely important and valuable agricultural commodity. They are incredibly beautiful and there’s nothing like driving through the country when it’s sunflower season, with fields as far as the eye can see of these gorgeous yellow flowers that give the impression they’re turning their heads to the sun – hence their name in French (tournesols) and Spanish (girasoles).

Although it was commonly accepted that the sunflower was first domesticated in what is now the southeastern USA (the Sunflower is the official flower of Kansas), roughly 5000 years ago, there is archaeological evidence that it was actually first domesticated in Mexico around 2600 BC.

In fact many indigenous American peoples used the sunflower as the symbol of the sun and sun gods, including the Aztecs and the Otomi of Mexico and the Incas in South America. It’s still used for its many…

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Rejuvenate your skin with avocados

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

I LOVE avocados! They’re one of nature’s most powerful fruits. And because I love them, I’ll never waste one!  So when you have an avocado that’s gone a bit too soft to eat in your salad, either make it into guacamole or alternatively use it as a face mask!

Rejuvenating skin masks are one of the oldest forms of beauty treatments. In ancient times, across many lands and cultures, women have applied many simple and exotic substances on their faces in order to keep the skin smooth, silky, beautiful and protected from the elements.

The delicate skin of the face is particularly affected by the elements – both in winter and summer and a good face mask can work wonders to replenish vital moisture, vitamins and minerals. So if you’ve got some mushy avocados left then here’s what to do with them!

Avocado Mask

There’s more to avocado than guacamole!…

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BRIDGEHAMPTON MIRROR by Gypset Cargo

GYPSET CARGO’S STUNNING COLLECTION OF SHELL & BRASS-BEADED MIRRORS

Perfect as gifts or for your own home, Gypset Cargo’s stunning collection of hand-made shell and brass-beaded mirrors will bring coastal chic and “boho luxe” to every space.

Mirrors are not just functional; they can also be stunning pieces of wall art and a real focal point, bringing style and substance to living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and hallways.

Gypset Cargo’s mirrors combine the understated style and sophistication of Cape Cod with the breezy, bohemian coastal chic of Byron Bay.

They are all unique, designed by Jillian Middleton and lovingly handcrafted in Bali by Indonesians artisans. The shells are laid with painstaking precision and trimmed with gold and brass beading. The collection has an additional feature of the Cape Cod Wall Cross – a beautiful piece of wall art in the same style and materials as the mirrors.

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The collection includes:

Love Heart Mirror – a beautiful and colourful heart-shaped mirror featuring coloured shells in pinks, mauves, off white and salmon. The perfect gift for the one you love or great as a wedding present.

Rectangular Mirror – White, off, white and mauve shells with rope and brass beading, this mirror is incredibly beautiful and perfect for bedrooms.

East Hampton Mirror (in small or medium sizes) – White and salmon coloured shells, trimmed with brass beading.

Medium Bridgehampton Mirror – A triple layer of off-white shells with gold and brass beading.

Cape Cod Wall Cross – you don’t have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of this unusual piece of wall art.  In white shells with brass beading it’s the ultimate piece of coastal chic.

Gypset Cargo epitomises the “bohemian luxe” of the gypset with a handmade range of stunning pendants, chandeliers and mirrors. All the pieces are lovingly crafted from natural, recycled or sustainable materials, with every aspect handpicked with Jillian’s keen stylist’s eye for detail.

All pieces are made and embellished with materials such as individually stamped beading from coconut shells, discarded shells from the ocean, farmed shells, wood, abaca vine, rattan (cane) and even fishing line.

Jillian designs all her pieces, which are then hand made by talented artisans in Bali using local materials.

www.gypsetcargo.com

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NOTES TO EDITOR

For more information on Jillian Middleton or Gypset Cargo, please contact Sophie @ PRChicks: sophie@prchicks.com.au

 

Wondrous Ink

WONDROUS INK HELPS KIDS DISCOVER WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE

Wondrous Ink’s personalised children’s book “Wondrous World” is an inspiring and heart-warming children’s story that uses each letter of the child’s name to show them why they are so special and unique in the world.

Wondrous Ink books are perfect as gifts, but also as fundraisers and education tools for child care centres and pre-schools and infant schools.

During the story children help a host of colourful characters in different ways, discovering something new about themselves with each interaction, until at the end they realise those same qualities actually spell out their very own name.

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More Than Just A Name

What sets Wondrous Ink books apart from other personalised children’s name books is they not only highlight the child’s name, but also give the child an insight into his or her different personality traits and what makes them who they are. They learn about their name, but also about their uniqueness in the world.

  • Educational – the books teach children aspects of language and life
  • Inspirational – they inspire them to think of different aspects of their name and personality
  • Confidence giving – they boost each child’s confidence by allowing them to feel special
  • Suitable across a range of ages: Language and style is suitable for all ages to end of infant school
  • Unique: Each story is unique, so no two siblings will have the same story

The Child Is The Story:

Every book is handcrafted to be unique to each child. Every letter of the child’s name makes up a part of their story.

They’ll be amazed as they enter their very own Wondrous World and discover what makes them so special.

Continue The Fun Online:

Each book comes with a personal invitation key that the child can use to unlock their very own Wondrous World online and continue their story.

Wondrous Ink books are the brainchild of husband and wife team Michael and Angelica Brittain. The books are hand-drawn by talented Spanish psychologist turned illustrator, Andrea Sanz and stories written by children’s writer and editor, Sarah Khan.

To find out more about the books or test out one for yourself, go to www.wondrousink.com.

RRP £19.99

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NOTES TO EDITOR

For more information, photography or comment from Wondrous Ink founder, Michael Brittain, please contact Sophie Cross @ PR Chicks UK – sophie@prchicks.co.uk, 07514 011355.

 

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Look Sharp With Our New 100% Biodegradable Eco Pencil Sharpener

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

If you’ve been struggling with useless sharpeners that make a mess of your lip and eyeliner pencils rather than sharpen them, then Ere Perez has come to the rescue with our incredible new Eco Sharpener.

What’s the point of buying beautiful cosmetic pencils when you use a substandard sharpener that simply mangles them? Absolutely no point at all – in more ways than one!

Our amazing new Eco Sharpener is unquestionably the best cosmetics pencil sharpener around. It will sharpen your pencils with precision and care and not only that, but it’s completely biodegradable, so you can feel just as good about it when you eventually dispose of it!

The perfect accessory for every cosmetic collection, our new sharpener has a corn-based polylactic[1] (PLA) body that is biologically degradable. The blade is also recyclable and made from the highest quality carbon steel to give your pencils perfect…

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Inspirational Woman: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith

Sophie Martin:

Ahh the lovely Zoe Tuckwell Smith. Check out her interview for ErePerezNaturallyBeautiful blog @ereperezmakeup

Originally posted on Naturally Beautiful:

Zoe Tuckwell-Smith is one of Australia’s best-loved young actresses. Known for her leading role in Winners & Losers, she has appeared in many films and TV series, including Home & Away, All Saints and thriller, Gone. She lives in Melbourne with actor/director partner Damon Gameau and their one-year-old daughter, Velvet.

Your little girl has just turned one! How has your life changed in a year?

Magnificently. I never expected to love being a mummy as much as I do. It’s the most joyful I’ve ever felt!

How do you juggle working as an actress and being a mum?

I don’t really! I only went back for a few months after velvet was born to finish up a job i’d been on for some time. It was really difficult juggling it all. I’m finished now and have taken the rest of the year off to be a mum.

Are you a…

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