Kid’s Books: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies by Kate Hursthouse

Kid’s Books: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies by Kate Hursthouse

There are some books where everything comes together in a gorgeous package that you just want to hold and touch and look at before you’ve even turned the first page.  A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and other such collective nouns by New Zealand artist Kate Hursthouse…

Beauty Review: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Beauty Review: Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush

Looking for something totally fabulous to spoil Mum with or (even better!) to pop on your own Mother’s Day wish list?  This toothbrush is IT.  It’s hard to believe that I’m writing with such affection about a toothbrush, but hey, weird things happen when you’re…

Parents, this is how you win at the internet – MindLabKids.com

Parents, this is how you win at the internet – MindLabKids.com

Summer school holidays are almost upon us here in New Zealand and, as far as I can tell, there are two distinct methodologies parents use to tackle the school holidays; The Organized Planner: Days, playdates, excursions,  picnics are all planned with military precision – only to…

New Beauty – The Herb Farm Facial Serums + Skincare Minis

New Beauty – The Herb Farm Facial Serums + Skincare Minis

The Herb Farm NEW Enhanced Formula Facial Serums If you love beautifully natural, New Zealand made skin care, you absolutely MUST visit The Herb Farm’s website if you’re not already familiar with their skincare and healing and therapeutic ranges.  All products are produced on the…

Health – 5 Easy Ways to Improve your Sleep

Health – 5 Easy Ways to Improve your Sleep

This post was made possible by the world’s number #1 selling mattress protector, Protect-A-Bed, who know a thing or two about helping us get a good night’s sleep! How many times have you caught yourself complaining about how tired you are, how you could sleep for…

Parenting – Bright Ideas for Young Minds

Parenting – Bright Ideas for Young Minds

A couple of weeks ago I attended an event that was a little bit different from those I normally go to each week.  It wasn’t a cosmetic/foodie/makeup event, it wasn’t a glamorous, heels and frock, dress-to-the-nines occasion (thank god!).  It was a book launch.  A beautiful…

That Retail Life – New on Supermarket Shelves this Month

That Retail Life – New on Supermarket Shelves this Month

I’m seeing a lot of awesome new products each week so thought it was about time I curated these new releases into a regular ‘Hot List’ that’s short and snappy, giving you guys the lowdown on the latest and greatest from brands we love.  I…

The Little Laundry Appliance that Could – Meet my Spindel

The Little Laundry Appliance that Could – Meet my Spindel

My favourite household chore (if I’m going to say that I actually have a favourite chore!) is definitely laundry.  I really don’t mind rinsing out muddy rugby gear, sorting washing, hanging it out, getting it in.  In fact, the only step in the process that I don’t…

Beauty Spotlight: June ’17

Beauty Spotlight: June ’17

Need-to-know news / Beauty Reviews from New Zealand’s most loved Health & Beauty Brands Beat the Microbead Trilogy put their money where their mouth is this month as they launched limited edition packaging to support the global Beat the Microbead campaign.  Celebrating World Oceans Day…

Home Tech You’ll Love – Ring Video Doorbell

Home Tech You’ll Love – Ring Video Doorbell

We had just landed in Melbourne last week and loaded into our taxi when I realised it was my phone that was ringing – a different kind of ring I didn’t immediately identify.  My brain fog cleared, I remembered my new Ring Video Doorbell app and opened…