Rescue your summer feet with my fave product + giveaway {CLOSED}

Congratulations to Karen Young!  Thank you all for entering xx

My poor feet are total victims of jandal abuse right now.  New Zealand summer has arrived in spectacular fashion, leaving my feet dry, a little bit rough, a little bit tough from cruising barefoot too much {only ever around the house mind you ::::shudders at the thought of barefeet in public:::::}.  They totally need some TLC but a pedicure is out of the question due to the New Years austerity measures imposed by my husband.  Gosh.

No big deal as the absolute 100% BEST product for your feet isn’t even used at any nail salon I’ve been too, plus it’s available at pretty much every chemist and supermarket around New Zealand.

Scholl’s Eulactol Heel Balm Gold and the original Heel Balm have been used by my grandmother, my Mum and myself for years.  And years.  I genuinely love love LOVE these products, they work absolute miracles on feet {and dry patches on my elbows too!}.  I’m being completely honest here, everyone needs a tube of this stuff in their bathroom cabinet.  It’s like the most hard-core wrinkle eraser for your feet that actually works and only takes a couple of days.  If their was an equivalent for your face, no-one would ever book Botox ever again, I promise!

Beautiful feet are easy to achieve and attainable by everyone.  They are non-discriminatory; no-one expects beautiful feet to be a certain size or certain colour.  A little bit of attention goes a long way and ensures your toes will be in tip-top condition to show off all of your super cute summer flip flops and sandals.  Or just plain old jandals.  Either way.

Because Scholl are the experts when it comes to foot care, they have put together a comprehensive guide to help you solve a myriad of foot problems.  They also want to take care of your feet!  In fact we have a bumper pack of Scholl Foot Care products to give away to one lucky reader!  Just comment below and let me know what colour you’re sporting on your toes this summer.  Winner will be drawn on January 13th.

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{CLOSED} 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY | Nui Organics Kids Clothing & Nescafé® Dolce Gusto®

Here comes Santa!  Wow, wow, wow, today’s prizes are amazing right?

Having options about the food our kids eat, the toys they play with and the clothes they wear are important to us which is why we were SO happy to hear that Nui Organics have launched their New Zealand website  –

In Maori, ‘nui’ means ‘big’ or ‘important’ hence the name Nui Organics because a clean start is a big thing for a little person. With that in mind Nui Organics uses only the world’s purest merino wools and cottons. No harsh chemicals for children or their planet.

After several years of spreading that message in the Northern Hemisphere, Nui Organics has finally come home, with a website just for NZ & Australia. Of the new Southern Hemisphere site New Zealand born Nui founder/designer Amanda Searancke states, “Our strong and growing Northern Hemisphere customer base has meant the global website was very much tailored for Northern Hemisphere seasons, heavy with winter woolies when kiwi kids need tee shirts and shorts. We are excited for the launch of our new site, providing choice and relevance to our growing NZ/Australian market.”

To celebrate this homecoming, Nui Organics NZ is excited to be part of The Best Nest & Bubbalino Kitchen 12 Days of Xmas. The Nui Cotton collection is clean, calm and simple using some of the world’s finest organic cotton and cotton blends, and we are offering two of our favourites. For girls – the Noemi Dress in our unique Kelp lines colour, and for boys – our Maclean V Tee in Ocean with seahorse print.

Nui Organic Kids Clothing New Zealand

Noemi Dress RRP $41.00

A favourite around the globe, this dress is made for easy living comfort.  Elastic at every opening accommodates limbs, other clothing, toys…..Wear it first as a dress then later as a tunic as the child grows.

Nui Organic Kids Clothing New Zealand

Maclean V Tee RRP $31.00

Easy wear smart V Tee for baby and child.  Nui 100% GOTS organic cotton is soft and breathable with no harsh chemicals to irritate sensitive new skins

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Nescafé® Dolce Gusto®- A Christmas gift for coffee lovers

Struggling for gift ideas? The new Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® Jovia beverage machine is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® beverage machines offer a café-style experience in your own home. With a range of delicious flavour capsules the options are endless- from classic Cappuccino, indulgent Mocha, to the exotic Chai Tea Latte. It’s so simple to use- Just pop in a capsule and create your perfect beverage- hot or cold. The funky and fashionable Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® beverage machines are available from major retailers in a range of styles (RRP from $149).  The compact new Jovia machine is available exclusively from Noel Leeming. Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® capsules can be purchased from selected supermarkets nationwide. Be in to WIN! We’ve got a Nescafé® Dolce Gusto® Jovia beverage machine and flavour capsule pack (valued at $175) up for grabs, just in time for Christmas. Nescafe Jovia Coffeea Rafflecopter giveaway  

{CLOSED} 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY | Little & Loved Pineapple Heads Prize Pack

Little and Loved GiveawayLittle & Loved is a company, owned and operated by stay at home Mum, Zoe.

Zoe is passionate about living sustainably and has hand selected all of the products stocked on the virtual shelves of Little & Loved – products that are made free of harmful chemicals and toxins (like BPA and PVC!), products that are good for our families and Mother Earth. 

You’ll find practical, everyday items – like lunch boxes, drink bottles, organic sunscreen and merino socks – to indulgent treats and gifts, like Loving Earth organic chocolate, Little Bird Organics macaroons – as well as loads of fun things for the little loves in your life, the very best beach toys, educational games and MUCH more!  

Zoe also writes a health and wellbeing blog, where she shares family favourites – from wholesome midweek whip ups, to divine and indulgent treats! 

A wonderful range of children’s hair care is one of the fabulous brands she stocks and we have some up for grabs today. Pineapple Heads is ultra lush stuff for little heads of hair and now bodies, with the recent addition of body wash, sleepy head and bubble bath to the range!  

Pineapple Heads is made in New Zealand, free of harmful chemicals,  toxins and dumb stuff like; silicones, PEGs (we don’t even know how you would make anything cool for your hair out of PEGS), petrochemicals, parabens, artificial colours, harsh surfactants, animals – cute or otherwise!  Available online at Little & Loved, from $15.95 

We have a set of the following products to giveaway to ONE lucky winner: 

1 x 250ml bottle Pineapple Shampoo
1 x 250ml bottle Warm Lemon Conditioner
1 x 375ml bottle Mango & Papaya Bodywash

Pineapple Heads ProductDon’t forget you can head to The Bubbalino Kitchen to double your chances of winning. 

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{CLOSED} 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY | The Collective & Harris Stock

We have another double whammy today. Both wonderful products from two innovative Kiwi companies bringing top quality food to our nation!


Any self respecting Kiwi who appreciates delicious dairy should already be familiar with this incredible brand of goodness – The Collective. I love everything they’ve ever created and I enjoy their products regularly. Their flavoured yoghurts make the perfect treat, the Straight Up is my go to for smoothies, accompanying fresh fruit, in savoury cooking and straight up by the spoonful out of the tub and the new Brekkie Spouches are perfect to grab for an on the go breakfast.

The Collective’s drive is aimed at flavour, quality, reliability and finesse, the results are aimed at you. Their passion, The Collective, is all about “cutting through the cow pats to provide you with the greatest dairy imaginable… our promise to you… no bull!”

The Collective have offered one lucky winner the most incredible collection of goodies. 

The Collective DairyA wonderful Jute bag filled with: 

1 x Tummy Love 500g

1 x Tummy Love 4 pack

1 x Kefir pourable

1 x Straight Up 900g

1 x Haloumi

1 x gourmet 500g

7 x Brekkie Spouches (a weeks’ worth to help peeps super charge through the silly season)

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, tis’ the season to be jolly *wink* we’re feel’n festive and have a Collective prize pack for one lucky peep *grin*’  

Harris StockHarris Stock is New Zealand’s premium stock and each variety adds perfectly well balanced flavour to your cooking. Harris Stocks are gluten and dairy free and do not contain any preservatives. Because they insist on only using organic, some vegetables may vary according to season. Harris Stocks are freshly made from free range produce and organic vegetables. 

Two lucky winnerswill receive FIVE pouches of the complete range (including the Beef stock – not pictured). 

Harris Stocks

Remember you can head over the The Bubbalino Kitchen to double your chances of winning. 

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Please note that due to the amazing freshness of these prizes, this giveaway is only open to Auckland residents.  Sorry about that, but please come back tomorrow x
I Love Pies NZ

 I Love Pies

We are super excited to be able to offer a giveaway from I Love Pies. Two lucky winners will each receive three packs of their brand new Really Good Sausage Rolls.  We think they are pretty special, not only because they taste great but because they only contain great things.

Made with their special sour cream pastry and a tasty blend of chopped herbs and free range meat, they contain no nasties; no MSG, no palm oil, no preservatives and no artificial colours or flavours. 

They will be perfect for snaffling at your next very important social engagement, and of course all your Christmassy festive gatherings!  


Available from all good supermarkets and gourmet food stores in the Auckland and Waikato region (and hopefully further afield very soon). RRP $7.95.  #ilovesausagerollstoo #partysorted #goodfood

Crafty BakerThe Crafty Baker

This new-ish kid on the bakery block is a bakery with a difference. Their food is incomparable, due to the unrelenting philsophy of Lee – the Crafty Baker. He believes in good ingredients and bakes with passion. You can learn more about the values of The Crafty Baker on their website, but in short: 

Most importantly every choice we make about our products and ingredients will be made with the absolute intention of providing you with the best.

We are so thrilled to be able to treat one lucky winner to a Christmas Goody Bag including Christmas Sourdough, Handmade Mince Pies filled with handmade fruit mince, croissants and a selection of the Crafty Baker’s amazing cakes and slices valued at over $50.00.

Crafty Baker Slice Crafty Baker GIngerbread men

If you are not our lucky winner of this giveaway, but would like to place an order for Christmas day, The Crafty Baker is taking online orders so visit their menu here to place your own order.  

Enter via the widget below.  For an extra chances to win, don’t forget to head over to The Bubbalino Kitchen.

Merry Christmas!

Prize winners must contact us within 24 hours via email at otherwise we will redraw. NB: This competition is open to Auckland readers only.

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Giveaway | The Collective Suckies Yoghurt Tubes

eeep!  New household favourite ahead!

The wonderful folks at The Collective sent us some of their fab yoghurt Suckies last week, and E has been putting the three flavours through their paces in his lunchbox over the last few days.  Our school has a no trash policy so everything we put in his lunchbox comes back home to be either disposed of or washed.  Traditional yoghurt pots are not school lunch friendly, they make a huge mess and also require a spoon {which contributes to the mess even further}.  The Suckies, by virtue of the sheer deliciousness I suppose?, get hoovered out of the tube by hungry mouths leaving behind almost zero rogue yoghurt splats yah!  We keep ours in the freezer which makes for a lovely cold treat come morning tea time or a healthy frozen dessert after dinner.  Each box also comes with a limited edition collect-a-bull ABC magnet, cuuute!

The Collective are giving away a years worth of Suckies on their Facebook page and we are giving five of you your own box of Suckies so you can give them the taste test yourself!  Winners everywhere hooray!

Entries close on Thursday night and if you win your voucher must be redeemed by the 18th of March 2014, so there’s no dilly-dallying ok?


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Yummy! | Popsicle Milkshake Swirls Giveaway {closed}


Our family LOVES sampling and reviewing products so last week we were so excited to receive a delightful {and beautiful!} package of Popsicle Milkshake Swirls to try.  We are mad ice cream fans, who sneak up to our local 4 Square far too often.  I justify my our ice cream addiction in the name of calcium.  I don’t like yoghurt, despise milk as a drink, don’t drink any hot drinks which I can add milk to, don’t eat cereal for breakfast and eat mainly protein.  If I didn’t eat ice cream my calcium intake is almost solely dependant upon cheese.  This is a serious issue; ice cream is my lifeline people – my bones depend on it.  And that is how I sleep at night mmmkay.

Back to the good stuff.  I wouldn’t endorse a product we didn’t genuinely love.  And by god we LOVE these things.  I took the 18 pack of Milkshake Minis (RRP $7.99) to share with Ethan’s touch rugby team after practice tonight and the kids were stoked!  And their parents were stoked too – There were plenty to go around.  All three flavours – Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla, received hearty approval just as they did at our house.

80% milk!!!!  Did you hear that bones?  Heart tick – check, creamy milky goodness – check.

Would you like some?  I have five vouchers to give away you lucky ducks!  Each voucher  can be used at any supermarket or food chain and can be redeemed for one Popsicle Milkshake Multipack, this can be the Milkshake 8 pack or the Mini Milkshake Multi Pack (contains 18 minis, this is what the kids are eating – perfect treat size!).


To enter simply like our Facebook page by visiting here and leave a comment below (pssstt, make sure you enter your email address so I can contact you if you win).  Easy-peasy!  Winners drawn 19/10/12, NZ residents only. *randomly sequenced the comments and the first five numbers generated will receive a voucher in the post!  Number 1 was the first comment on the post etc.  Congrats to Lara, Andrea, Teresa, Kim and Carly!  I will email you confirmation shortly.  Thanks for participating everyone, enjoy your long weekend!




*  I was given the sample Popsicles free but was not paid for the content of this post, my own opinions are expressed here.