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That Retail Life – What’s Hot this Week + win Mexican for your family!

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

What’s New  – October #1

Eros Pour Femme Eau De Toilette By Versace

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Scheduled for release in New Zealand October 27th, the latest legend fragrance from Versace, Eros Pour Femme EDT is ah-maze.  Add this to your Christmas list ladies, this is a classic.  It’s a strong, fresh fragrance, with citrus notes combined with raspberry and white current.  Mid-notes comprise florals; freesia, magnolia, orange blossom and jasmine with a base of white patchouli, wood notes , musk and ambrox.  This is divine!  I can’t get enough.

The need-to-know: Available October 27th in Farmers, Life Pharmacies and department stores.  30ml $100, 50ml $125, 100ml $170.

My Dinner Party

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Nadia’s empire just keeps growing with the latest offering from the team at My Food Bag.  I attended the launch party at Meadow and sampled the My Dinner Party menu last week and it’s another home-run.  My fave?  The Kaipara Kumara and Rhubarb Crumble with Mascarpone – I’m still thinking about it days later!

The need-to-know: My Dinner Party Bag can be ordered as an add-on to your normal My Food Bag delivery.

My Dinner Party Bag includes

  • Recipes and ingredients for 2 canapés, a main and dessert for 8 people
  • Personalised menus, placemats and tablecards
  • A handy prep plan to guide you through the process
  • All for just $145.00

Sukin Purely Ageless Range

mummy-blog-new-zealand-blogger-mommy-travelblog-family-sukinGorgeous natural skincare brand Sukin have repackaged their Purely Ageless range which comprises the Botanical Hydration Booster $35.99, Replenishing Night Cream $32.50, Intensive Firming Serum $37.99.  If you haven’t tried Sukin yet I can honestly recommend these products, I’m a huge fan (especially of their Foaming Cleansers).  This is natural skincare, free of sulphates, animal derivatives, parabens, propylene glycol, harsh detergents, mineral oils, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrances and parabens at a great price.

New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Go Healthy Go SlimGo Healthy’s GO Slim Garcinia Gold

This is a new-to-market product from a brand our family uses every day.  When I received this press release, I responded with a five word email; ‘Winter has not been kind”.

This stimulant-free formula supports healthy fat metabolism, helps manage appetite and cravings plus is a great natural energy booster. GO Healthy GO Slim Garcinia Gold combines three key ingredients that work harmoniously to help manage weight; Mangosteen, East Indian Globe Thistle and Garcinia cambogia.  I’ve started taking it so will get back to you in a few weeks!

The need-to-know: GO Healthy GO Slim Garcinia Gold 60 Caps $34.90. 120 Caps $59.90 (2 per day).

The Trespasser by Tana FrenchNew Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Trespasser Tana French

I’m 1/3rd through this book right now and simply cannot wait for my teeny 15 minutes of reading time each night before I just can’t stay awake any longer!  This is my first read of French’s work and I’m definitely going to be reaching for her back catalogue when I’m through The Trespasser.  Dubbed a ‘psychological suspense thriller’, the characters I’ve met so far are a collection of deep, complex personalities that are leaving me guessing – I have NO idea where this novel is going – but I like it.

The need-to-know: Published by Hachette New Zealand RRP $37.99 / E-book RRP $19.99, released 27/9/16

Farrah’s NEW Mexican Range 

New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family mexican dinnerKiwi fave Farrah’s have launched an exciting new Mexican range that’s definitely going to bring some smiles to my burrito loving family!  Farrah’s Flame Baked Tortillas come in three variants; Burrito, Taco and Chilli and are guaranteed to not crack or split when rolled.  Farrah’s Spice Mixes are all gluten free and available in three flavours; Nacho Spice Mix for the mild palate, Taco Spice Mix and Burrito Spice Mix for those that love a bit more heat!  

A new face in the Mexican make-at-home dinner market is just what New Zealand needs so make sure you check out these new products in the supermarket.

The need-to-know: Find Farrah’s Mexican Range in your supermarket nationwide.  Farrah’s Flame Baked Tortillas RRP: $5.49, Farrah’s Spice Mixes: $2.99

Win with Farrah’s!

Say ‘Hola!’ to Farrah’s NEW Mexican range! We have 4 prize packs to give away (three here and one on FB) valued at $25 each. Visit @Farrah’s on Facebook or farrahs.co.nz for recipe inspiration!

Prize packs contain:

  • Farrah’s Burrito Tortillas
  • Farrah’s Taco Tortillas
  • Farrah’s Chilli Tortillas
  • Farrah’s Nacho Spice Mix
  • Farrah’s Burrito Spice Mix
  • Farrah’s Taco Spice Mix

To enter simply sign-up for my email newsletter using the form below (I mail once a week max!) and leave a comment letting me know you’re on the list!  Comp closes Mon 18/10/16 @10pm.  NZ residents only.

 

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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.