The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-05-19T01:25:52Z The Royal Treatment: How to Holiday like the Monarchs 2017-05-19T01:25:52Z the-royal-treatment-how-to-holiday-like-the-monarchs Always wanted to be treated like a princess or live like a prince on a holiday? Then why not consider travelling in the regal footsteps of Lizzie, Wills, Harry and Charles this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.   Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager at Cheapflights ANZ, said: “Aussies love a long weekend getaway and from our Cheapflights Compass report, we also know June is one of the peak travel periods (a 17 per cent spike) as locals try to escape the winter chill.”   To inspire Aussies’ adventures on 12 June, Cheapflights.com.au has compiled the favourite holiday destinations of the most well-travelled family. ·       Aberdeenshire, Scotland – The Queen loves to spend her summers at Balmoral Castle, which has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1852. Nestled in the lush Cairngorms National Park, the esate is surrounded by a spectactular forest, roaring rivers and snow-capped mountains. The area has 300 castles to explore and is a haven for culinary connisseurs too, being home to several award-winning whiskey distilleries and world-famous Angus cattle. Flights to Glasgow from $1,274     ·       Verbier, Switzerland – This alpine village is a favourite destination for Prince Harry, and earlier this year, the cheeky royal swept his girlfriend, Meghan Markhle, to the winter wonderland for a romantic getaway. It offers some of the best skiing in the world and when it comes to accomodation, you can choose between five star hotels or a sumptuous chalet. And don’t forget to dress to impress as not only is Verbier a holiday hotspot for the prince, it’s also favourite for celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono and the Beckhams. Flights to Zurich from $1,032   ·       Seychelles, Africa – If your idea of the perfect holiday is relaxing on pristine beaches with crystal clear water, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate’s honeymoon destination should be on your wish list. The Seychelles, an archipelago of more than 150 islands off East Africa, is a tropical paradise, offering a range of super secluded five star-accomodation. While the couple reportedly paid almost $7,000 per night for their retreat, there are affordable options too. Flights to Victoria from $1,526   ·       Llandeilo, Wales – Prince Charles and Camilla often spend time in Wales, renowned for its rugged coastline, beautiful scenery and Celtic culture. The couple like to stay at the Llwynywermod estate, which can occasionally be rented when the royals are not visiting – so if you’re lucky, you really can live like royalty. This Welsh village’s busy market is also worth exploring when you’re not enjoying the serenity of the beautiful countryside. Flights to Cardiff from $1,346   For more information or to search for your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.   ENDS The Top 5 Destinations to Visit for Eurovision 2017-05-12T00:05:35Z the-top-5-destinations-to-visit-for-eurovision Despite being a fierce competition, nothing brings the world together quite like the Eurovision Song Contest. And with Australia locking in a coveted spot in the grand finale thanks to Isaiah Firebrace’s stunning vocals, now is the perfect time for locals to pack their feather boas and hop on the next flight to a Eurovision-obsessed destination. Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager at Cheapflights ANZ, said: “According to the data from our Cheapflights Compass report, May is one of the cheapest months to travel to Europe from Australia. On the tail-end of low-season, local travellers can take advantage of more affordable airfares and hotel deals – and find themselves in the midst of the best Eurovision parties!” To inspire Aussies looking for a Euro trip, Cheapflights.com.au has compiled a list of five host or winning countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, that are sure to throw the biggest celebrations: ·       Kyiv, Ukraine – The capital of Ukraine will host the 62nd annual Eurovision contest this year, and although tickets to the grand finale have sold out, the streets of Kyiv will come alive with a massive party for enthusiasts to follow the action and celebrate with the stars. Be sure to explore this city too, known for its architecture and historic buildings such as Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Saint Sophia’s Cathedral. ·       Stockholm, Sweden – Swedes are considered reserved, but Eurovision excitement turns Scandinavians into serious socialisers. The small Nordic country has won the contest six times and it could soon be seven. While bars and clubs transform into glitter fests during the night, take advantage of the day with a trip to the archipelago, shop Scandinavian design or simply treat yourself to local eats. ·       Dublin, Ireland – We don’t know if it’s the luck of the Irish, but the country holds the record for winning Eurovision seven times and has hosted the contest on six occasions as well. In other words, you will be able to enjoy ample festivities. Visitors should also explore the city and all its landmarks, including St Patrick’s Cathedral and of course the Guinness Storehouse. ·       Cannes, France – While Paris is always a winning destination, consider Cannes for the complete Eurovision package. France has won the Eurovision five times, and this ritzy coastal town has hosted twice. When you’re not sipping champagne and cheering, you can stroll along La Croisette, a coastal boardwalk flanked by luxury boutiques and bars, or take a day trip to Iles de Lerins, four picturesque islands just a short ferry ride away. ·       London, England ­– England has won the Eurovision Song Contest five times (although not in the last 20 years). While it missed out on a shot at this year’s title, whether you’re after big screens, fancy dress themes, drag shows or lip sync battles you can trust the city will still put on a party. For more information or to search for your next holiday, visit Cheapflights.com.au.   ENDS First Of Its Kind Epsom Salt Soap Bar 2017-05-11T00:23:32Z first-of-its-kind-epsom-salt-soap-bar Chemcorp International is pleased to announce their first Bathefex Epsom Salt Soap Bar. Joining the wonderful at-home, do-it-yourself Bathefex range, this soap bar is the first of its kind in Australia. Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, Erica Galea, says, “Formulated with the perfect combination of ingredients, these new products bring a little relaxation to every day cleansing. Epsom Salts are continuing to become more popular as everyone is learning the benefits are limitless. This new soap bar is soothing, cleansing and smells amazing with the inclusion of Lavender Oil and Shea Butter.” The luxurious Epsom Salt Soap Bar has been formulated for daily cleansing, or to complement a Bathefex™ Epsom Salt Bath. A daily cleansing bar with luxurious body benefits: • Epsom Salt to soothe muscles • Lavender Oil to relax & calm • Vitamin E & Shea Butter to nourish Bathefex Epsom Salt Soap Bar – RRP $3.49 Pamper your body, mind and spirit with our unique combination of Epsom Salt, Essential Oils and nourishing ingredients chosen to effectively cleanse, remove dead skin cells and retain skin moisture to leave skin glowing and lightly scented. Bathefex is available in now at www.chemcorp.com.au How To Integrate Your Pets Stylishly 2017-05-09T23:36:09Z how-to-integrate-your-pets-stylishly Whether you like it or not, your furry family member’s water bowl you kick over every day is there to stay, so why not incorporate your pets needs into your home styling, making you both happy. Stylish and sophisticated, and most importantly… practical! “As a pet lover and owner, I know how important it is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and part of the family home. Just because your place needs to be pet friendly, there is absolutely no need to compromise on style or quality! There are so many options for integrating your pets into your home and trends show pet owners are now being bolder than ever before to make a big statement when it comes to pet styling,” says Justine. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Designer Accessories Beauty Sleep: We know that no matter how much you spend on your pet’s bed, they will always choose your lap, face or your bed over their own. However, it’s worth a try to get them to find their sleeping spot, and when they do it may as well be a stylish one. Custom Made Furniture: With interesting designs can act as décor and not just a paw-printed bed to kick out the way. Cabinets holding food bowls, cat litter trays or all their accessories from leads to collars and brushes are essential! Jonathan Adler: Vault Interiors love his pet designs, which show that practical pet design can definitely be stylish too, putting pet accessories on display as part of your home. 2. Pet-Friendly Furniture Patterns: Fabrics with patterns are a good option to consider for hiding evidence of pet fur. It can help to camouflage the fur as well as marks and stains. Leather: Pet owners love leather. It is somewhat resistant to odour and it doesn’t attract pet fur. Stains, spills and fur wipe off easily with a cloth. If your dog does happen to leave a scratch, you can usually buff it out. Vault interiors suggest hardwearing leather over a soft and delicate one. Go for distressed leather; it will draw less attention to scratches and scuffs. Furniture Protection: If your furniture came before your pet and it isn’t quite pet-friendly, it is best to protect what you can and scotch guard the upholstery. Slipcovers for couches and throw blankets will also help if your pets won’t stay off the couch… or if you can’t resist the cuddles! Fabrics: Avoid chenille, velvet, wool, linen, silk, and tweed. 3. The Right Pet For Your Home Flooring: Hardwood and carpet floors call for smaller pets, which won’t scratch or dirty it. If you have stone, tile or laminate flooring, you could be coming home with a big furry friend and not have to worry about scratches or damage. Pet Choice: If you are looking into getting a pet but don’t have any specifications, you will want to look at your home design to see what best suits. If you have light lounge sofa set, a black cat probably won’t be the best idea. A fish tank or aquarium is a great low maintenance option as it acts as a design focal point and animal companion. www.vaultinteriors.com.au Cruise Line Industry Association sets sail with Primary Communication 2017-05-08T02:56:22Z cruise-line-industry-association-sets-sail-with-primary-communication Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Australasia announced today that Primary Communication will deliver its public relations and advocacy communication services. Primary Communication will provide an integrated public relations framework to support CLIA Australasia’s role as the cruise industry trade association, and to raise awareness of the industry in the media, social media and across governments. With over 25 million passengers globally expected to cruise in 2017, the sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. Primary will work to reinforce CLIA Australasia as the voice of the cruise industry in the Australasian market. CLIA Managing Director, Joel Katz said: “CLIA is looking forward to working with Primary as our new PR and government relations partner. We’ve had a wonderful long-standing relationship with MG Media, but with their principal’s retirement we had to find a new agency. After a competitive pitch, we chose Primary to take us forward.” “Primary has decades of experience working with a range of industry associations and peak groups to build awareness and influence. We are looking forward to bringing our expertise to the table with CLIA.” CLIA Australasia is the latest industry association and peak groups to work with Primary Communication. Some of Primary’s industry association experience includes: ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training), Consulting Surveyors of NSW, National Catholic Education Commission, Mental Health Council of Australia, Australian Liquid Petroleum Gas Association, FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education), Council of International Students Australia, Council of Australian University Librarians, Chiropractors Association of Australia and the Australian Information Security Association. Primary Communication’s CEO, Chris Hall said: “We are excited to be working with CLIA Australasia on their PR and government advocacy program. With strong growth in both the domestic and international market, and over one million Australians and New Zealanders cruising annually, we are really looking forward to building CLIA’s reputation and influence within Australasia." AUSSIES TO SAVE $270M ON FLIGHTS TO ASIA PACIFIC 2017-05-04T03:07:06Z aussies-to-save-270m-on-flights-to-asia-pacific More Australians than ever are searching for getaways according to the Cheapflights Compass 2017 report, which revealed the most popular and affordable hot spots for local travel lovers, along with the best ways to save this year. Conducted by Cheapflights.com.au, this, the second annual Cheapflights Compass, analysed over 13.5 million searches – almost eight years’ collective search time per month (that’s two more years than in 2016 and a 42 per cent increase in total searches!) – to uncover how Aussies can save time and money when booking their next trip to Asia Pacific, and new for 2017, favourite long haul destinations in Europe, the US and beyond.    The leading global flight search and travel deals platform found fares to the Asia Pacific region are 12 per cent cheaper year-on-year, with Indonesia retaining its #1 ranking across both popularity and cost. Here, an average return airfare is just $528 (a decrease of approximately $60 from last year) and one in ten (14 per cent) Aussie flight searches in the region were to Bali. While India (13 per cent of searches), Thailand (11 per cent) and China (10 per cent) are hot on Indonesia’s heels for the popularity prize, Malaysia ($550), Singapore ($556) and Fiji ($634) are the next most affordable countries – knocking last year’s place-getters, Thailand and Philippines, out to fifth and eleventh respectively. Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager at Cheapflights ANZ, said that while affordable flights to new cities in already beloved destinations will lure locals over the year ahead, China is a destination to watch. “Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing all feature in the top 30 most popular and cheapest Asian destinations (under $729), and the country is already Sydney’s number one most searched country in Asia Pacific. With increasing business and trade deals encouraging reciprocal travel with more flights and cheaper airfares, the number of Aussies visiting this Asian giant will take off,” he said. “Our research also revealed some amazing opportunities for savvy locals to save while exploring both easy-to-reach and culturally rich destinations. For example, flying to Ho Chi Minh City instead of Hanoi in Vietnam can save $132 on average, and skipping French Polynesia ($2,316) to head to New Caledonia could mean an extra $1,500 in spending money – that’s a lot of baguettes. “With flights around 12 per cent cheaper on average this year, we estimate that Aussies could save up to a quarter of a billion dollars on their travels in 2017 if they search smartly,” said Mr Graham. Beyond Asia Pacific, the Cheapflights Compass also examined top long haul ports and found: ·       London keeps calling and with direct flights available from Perth early next year, it could be the new Dubai, as Aussies combine a Perth stop-over with a European holiday. ·       Vancouver put Canada on the map, coming in at number five on the most popular long haul destination list (after London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris), possibly fueled by the positive media coverage around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ·       Berlin retains its European hipster haven crown, being the seventh most searched for long haul destination. Unfortunately, it was also the continent’s most expensive place to fly to in Europe, along with Barcelona ($1,529 and $1,536 respectively).  ·       Aussies are driving a December and January peak for long haul travel, with secondary spikes in June and July as locals head to the Northern Hemisphere to escape winter. Searching closer to home, the report also revealed: ·       Crossing the Tasman remains one of the most travelled routes with the major cities being both popular and affordable – average return airfares costing less than $430. ·       Melbourne is the most popular domestic destination, ahead of Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, confirming that Aussies love good food, coffee and culture. ·       Melbourne and Sydney are also the most affordable cities (both under $260), but swapping Brisbane for the Gold Coast could save $44 per person. Nathan Graham said that along with smart city swaps, the Cheapflights Compass revealed key tips for searchers. “Whether you’re looking for a getaway in Oz, Asia Pacific, or far flung countries, the day of the week you choose to search increasingly has very little effect on airfares (prices vary by less than one per cent across the week). However, the day you choose to depart and how far in advance you book both have a much bigger impact on price. “Travelling on a Tuesday is up to eight per cent cheaper than departing on a Friday – and gone are the days of cheap last-minute deals, as booking less than a week in advance could cost you up to 13 per cent more for a domestic flight, eight per cent to cross the ditch, and 17 per cent more on international airfares. Generally speaking, three months in advance is the sweet spot for finding the best price.” To find out more, see the full Cheapflights Compass report, or visit Cheapflights.com.au to search your next holiday. ENDS *NOTES TO EDITORS: The Cheapflights Compass is a research series from Cheapflights, a global flight comparison and deals publishing platform. It taps into search, price and travel trends to uncover insights that help consumers make informed, savvy holiday decisions. The Cheapflights Compass explored the most popular destinations, search trends and the most affordable airports based on the average round-trip airfares for domestic, Trans-Tasman, APAC and select long-haul flights from key airports nationwide. The insights are based on information gathered from almost 13.5 million searches via Cheapflights.com.au or the app between March 2016 and February 2017, and analysed by an independent data scientist.  Chemcorp International enter the world of wellbeing 2017-05-01T05:54:08Z chemcorp-international-enter-the-world-of-wellbeing Leading Australian beauty distributor Chemcorp International has today announced the acquisition of the Natural Health Company. The move into the health and wellbeing category will see them take over the Natural Health Company’s already successful range of natural and organic weight loss products. John Fisher, Chemcorp International CEO says, “We’re thrilled to announce this move into the health and wellbeing category. When we started the business 25 years ago the focus was looking good on the outside. Today we’re very aware that our customers now want to look good from the inside out. For us, Natural Health Company was a perfect fit within our current portfolio of brands.” Chemcorp International is an Australian owned and operated company with over 25 years’ experience across various industries, including beauty, hair and wellbeing, as both a manufacturer and distributor. Every Natural Health Company product is made with the best quality natural or organic ingredients. The protein used in the natural range, is a Whey Protein Isolate, which come from grass-fed cows, therefore is lower in lactose, and easier to digest. The organic protein range contains a combination of pea and bio fermented brown rice protein, flavoured with locally sourced organic dried fruits. The fat burning coffee range, Skinny Bean, uses the finest instant Brazilian coffee. The Natural Health Company product range currently includes: Protein Range: Organic Fusion, Diet Slim, Body Shape Natural Fat Burning Coffee: Skinny Bean – Mocha, Espresso & Chino Superfood Detox: Skinny Detox, Greens & Berries Natural Health Company products are Australian made, gluten free, sweetened naturally and contain a range of weight loss ingredients, antioxidants and essentials. They are designed to help consumers reach their weight loss goals faster and keep them feeling naturally energised all day. “We have some exciting new product developments already in the pipeline that we’re looking forward to releasing very soon – so stay tuned,” said John. The Concealed Reality of Short-Stay Rentals 2017-05-01T03:40:48Z the-concealed-reality-of-short-stay-rentals The Australian property market is always a hot topic up for debate in the media, but what is not usually brought to light is the effects of short-stay rentals, specifically Airbnb. Justin Ferguson, Founder and Principal of Ferguson Property Agents, raises the issues that have developed as a result of the burgeoning popularity of new age, short-stay renting services. Justin Ferguson says, “As the sharing economy of Airbnb continues to boom, there are increasing issues that come with the management and legality of these properties. “Currently, local councils and governments are struggling to keep up with the growth of short- stay rentals and are increasingly put under pressure to implement laws to make this sharing economy explosion fair for everyone.“ he continues. Some key factors that are raised when it comes to Airbnb rentals: As per The Tenants Union, sub-letting must be approved in writing, by the property manager or landlord, which is a step that is largely being skipped by the majority of Airbnb rentals – this breaks the terms of the lease and brings issues of insurance coverage and security. If you are a host of property on Airbnb and you have not declared participation in the sharing economy, then you may be subject to hefty fines from not just the council but the Australian Taxation Office and State Revenue Offices. There is currently a severe lack of understanding between local governments in each state. The NSW government is yet to enforce legislation for short-stay rentals with only six councils within Sydney stating they allow short-term rentals with some requiring permission to be given. 60.8%* of properties available in Sydney are now whole residential properties with body corporates and property managers concerned that the vast expansion of properties are being rented out illegally and disturbing traditional rentals. Justin adds, “The main issue I see with Airbnb in the rental market is that it is unregulated and confusing. Increasingly, we are seeing hosts being fined for not declaring their extra income from their Airbnb rental, as it is technically ‘unauthorised’. “On top of that, the housing market is already in very high demand and challenging to break into without properties being acquired for the purpose Airbnb rentals,” he states. For more information about Ferguson Property Agents, please visit: www.fergusonproperty.com.au * http://insideairbnb.com/sydney/ For further information or to speak with Justin Ferguson, contact 360 PR: Rachel King – rachel@360pr.com.au – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 Shark Shield Announces Breakthrough Long Range Shark Deterrent 2017-04-30T20:00:00Z shark-shield-announces-breakthrough-long-range-shark-deterrent Media Release - 1 May 2017 Following their presentation at the Senate inquiry into shark mitigation and deterrent measures last week, Shark Shield, manufacturers of the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, has today announced the pre-production release of a long-range version of its technology. The new Shark Shield Ocean Guardian is based on 20 years of research and utilizes a patented Metamaterial Electromagnetic Transducer, with expectations of repelling sharks within a 100-meter diameter of each unit installed. Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield CEO says, “The Ocean Guardian has been many years in the making and has come about through a partnership with leading physicists and biologists. We have been able to produce a long-range shark deterrent solution to not only protect beach goers but significantly reduce the environmental impacts caused by using shark nets, drum lines and culling.” The new transducer form is based on technology used to treat patients in the medical field including, oncology, urology and other chronic diseases, with clinical studies demonstrating that the electromagnetic field does not affect the health of humans or ocean life, such as sharks or dolphins. “Sharks have small short range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield’s electromagnetic field causes unbearable spasms in these sensitive sensors, which turn sharks away, this has been well proven over the past twenty years. The Ocean Guardian leverages this weakness in sharks to not only deter them, but in the long run we hope to teach them to stay away from beaches protected by Shark Shield,” says Lyon. “Classical conditioning, also known as Pavlovianor respondent conditioning, refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus, such as food, is paired with a previously neutral stimulus, such as long term use of Shark Shield Ocean Guardian. With our Ocean Guardian in place, over time sharks will learn to not enter the area and over time will avoid the area due to the unpleasant effects of the electromagnetic field,” adds Lyon. Facts about the Shark Shield Ocean Guardian: The Ocean Guardian transducer utilizes Metamaterials, or sometimes also known as Artificial Electromagnetic Materials, these are new materials, which have anomalous interaction with electromagnetic fields. The engineering of these unique materials results in physical properties not otherwise obtainable with natural materials enabling advanced improvements in the performance of conventional electromagnetic devices. Starting from these concepts and theoretical background of artificial electromagnetic materials and metamaterials, Shark Shield has developed a transducer with significantly improved losses. The creation of this negative index material has resulted in a reduction of transducer losses in producing electromagnetic fields, this innovation has led to the new long range technology in the new Shark Shield Ocean Guardian Shark Shield is seeking a $1M in investment capital to complete the commercialization of the Ocean Guardian, which will also be targeted at the global luxury yacht market, and will be partnering with independent scientists to further validate the company’s own extensive testing. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. www.sharkshield.com +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon from Shark Shield, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: 0423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Inner West Trends from Q1 with Cameron Nicholls 2017-04-27T03:07:32Z inner-west-trends-from-q1-with-cameron-nicholls Abbotsford based property expert and founder of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, Cameron Nicholls, recaps the results from the first quarter of 2017 and shares his predictions for the inner west in the run to the end of financial year. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, says of the next quarter (Q2), “With Easter and Anzac Day at the start of the quarter, the market will start off quite unsettled as with the holidays usually comes a slower start in the housing market than normal.” No need to fret, Cameron reassures, “I expect that there will be a flurry of new listings in the form of one and two bedroom apartments hitting the market at the beginning of the second quarter. So, it’s looking up for people looking to enter the property market or downsizing from the family home to apartment living.” Abbotsford Property Statistics for Q1: Total properties sold - 21 Highest sale price - $2,060,000 Median sale price - $1,317,083.33 Percentage of houses vs units: 90.5/9.5 The most recent sales from Nicholls & Co include: 27/16 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 101/4 Lewis Ave, Rhodes - $1,530,000 11/33 Peninsula Drive, Breakfast Point - $2,700,000 13/22 Harrow Road, Stanmore - $425,000 368 Georges River Road, Croydon Park - $1,251,000 203/12 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 For more information go to www.nichollsandco.com.au. EcoTools Unveils New Modern Eco Collection 2017-04-27T01:30:00Z ecotools-unveils-new-modern-eco-collection EcoTools®, a leader in authentic beauty, celebrates its 10th anniversary milestone with the unveiling of the New Modern Eco Collection, featuring gorgeous rebranding and new product innovation. With a bold, fresh and contemporary look, the brand advances its makeup brush collection, including pioneering the first-ever makeup sponge made from plant based materials. As part of the 10 year milestone, the entire collection has evolved based on the wants and needs of today’s women and features a refreshed logo and packaging with clean colours and modern metallic accents. Highlight updates include: Redesigned makeup brushes, featuring tapered light-weight brush handles still made from renewable bamboo, for improved comfort and performance, in a brighter wood colour, with contemporary gunmetal ferrules and beautiful ombre bristles. On-package education that takes the intimidation out of the makeup brush aisle. Each product directly links to a recommended colour cosmetic pairing, showcases the end benefit, features a face chart for application and identifies the level of coverage to help simplifying her beauty routine. Continuing to be eco-minded, the entire 2017 collection is comprised of renewable and recyclable materials including tree-free paper, vegetable based inks and RPET clamshell packaging, to help remove materials from the waste stream. 100% vegan and PETA certified, with all EcoTools makeup brushes and sponges you can be assured your beauty routine is as good for the environment as it is for your makeup finish! For more information, please contact Rachel King @ 360 PR: rachel@360pr.com.au / (02) 9571 4448 Ski Cheap partner with Car Hire booking for cheap car hire in Australia 2017-04-25T10:10:45Z ski-cheap-partner-with-car-hire-booking-for-cheap-car-hire-in-australia Ski Cheap is happy to announce Car Hire bookings partnership. This will definitely make it easier for our customers to reach the ski fields with less encumbrance. National availability through the car hire market and also covering Sydney  airports car hire and Melbourne Airport Car Hire . National capital availability for  Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. Find the cheapest lastminute car hire prices. Car Hire Bookings www.carhirebookings.com.au How to Bust Stopover Boredom 2017-04-19T07:42:58Z how-to-bust-stopover-boredom Stopovers can be taxing and an energy sponge often putting travellers on edge, but they are a necessity for long haul flights.  Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager of Cheapflights ANZ said: “With the majority (82 per cent) of Aussies selecting long haul over short haul destinations, local travellers are spending hours in airports during stopovers – so having a plan to make the most of the journey can help start your holiday on the right foot.”  To help get the clock ticking faster on your next stopover, Cheapflights.com.au has compiled seven boredom-busting tips. 1. Get moving – If you find yourself with a few hours or more to kill between flights, one of the best things you can do to keep busy is to get moving – so hit the gym or take a brisk walk through the terminal. You’ll also burn calories, feel less sluggish and you release some of the frustration of being stuck at an airport.  2. Get a spa treatment – In addition to fitness centres, many airports offer spa services that can make for a relaxing and indulgent way to beat the monotony during a stopover, and start your holiday early. With treatments such as massages, manicures, oxygen and aromatherapy, skincare and waxing available, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 3. Go sightseeing – Depending on how long your stopover is and transfer times from and to the airport, it might be worth leaving to do some sightseeing. Grab a map from an information kiosk and take a shuttle bus or public transport into the town to explore. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back so you don’t miss your flight. 4. Pay for lounge access – Particularly long stopovers can be tough to handle when you’re tired or just need a break from the throngs of people around you. If that’s the case, you can pay for day use at many of the airport lounges. Perks at each vary, but you can expect comfortable seating, showers, free Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks and newspapers. 5. Window shop – According to research from Cheapflights, 71 per cent of Aussies make duty free purchases. The bigger the airport, the better the array of shops, so depending on where you are, you might be able to spend a good chunk of time browsing and shopping.  6. People watch – Airports are one of the best places to people watch since there are so many travellers at any given time. Find a comfortable spot and spend some time observing the different types of people who pass you. If you’re feeling creative, play a game guessing where they’re going. 7. Have a drink – It’s never a good idea to drink too much before a flight, but 60 per cent of Aussies will have a cheeky tipple before boarding. And it’s no wonder, as many major airports now have wine bars, cafes and restaurants offering the ideal setting to sit back and relax with travel companions or a good book.   For more information about your next holiday adventure, visit Cheapflights.com.au.  ENDS CHEAPFLIGHTS – www.cheapflights.com.au Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over AU $4 billion (£2 billion) in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories. Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, offering the best deals from over 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than AU $80 million (£40 million) in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.  In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately‐owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.  Follow us on Twitter: @Cheapflights  Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cheapflights Queen Victoria Market - Clients are now walking the whole market looking for us to purchase their personalised Gift 2017-04-19T06:40:52Z queen-victoria-market-clients-are-now-walking-the-whole-market-looking-for-us-to-purchase-their-personalised-gift Every week I have a person walking the market for us and are so happy when they find us! We are loving it at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne Victoria Australia.  The market attracts many tourists and locals also. I am finding on a weekly basis I have people come up to me and are saying they are so glad they have found us!  They have been walking the market and were getting stressed as they couldn't find us! They have their photo with them and they then select their piece to create their own personalised gift for their loved ones. We also still get amazed at how many people have never seen photo engraving before.  They spend lots of time at our stand looking at each piece and admiring them.  We never get sick of hearing the WOW's as people stop and look at the all the pieces.  I always recommend our clients touch and feel the goods so they understand how it works. We are a permanent casual at the Queen Victoria Market trading on a Saturday and Sunday, but we are not in the same location every week.  We move locations, and this causes stress for some of our clients.  They go and look for us where they originally saw us and we may not be there.  Hence they then walk the whole market and find us, and are extremely grateful and happy when they get to us.  I also recommend calling us on 0415278817 or checking out our facebook page as we always post our location on the day.  our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MemoryKeepSakes20/ We are also listed on the Queen Victoria Market website http://www.qvm.com.au/?post_type=shops-and-stalls&p=13763 As Mothers Day is fast approaching many mums have everything so many children are looking for a unique gifts for Mothers Day. Children of all ages spend much time picking their perfect photo.  We recently did a photo of a wedding that had taken place in the 1950's.  It came up beautifully and some lucky mum is getting that as her unique mothers day gift.  Her daughter assures me she will love it, just as she did when she first saw a photo of the piece.   Many daughters are searching for their "Special Photo" to have Made into a forever keepsake to give their mum as a unique Mothers day gift.   To find out more information, please contact us on 0415278817. Enjoy your week! Smart Space Saving Ideas! 2017-04-19T00:12:06Z smart-space-saving-ideas Smart Space Saving Ideas Design & Styling Tips by Justine Wilson Media Release - April 2017 With more and more of us compromising space for a vibrant inner city lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine that with a few small changes to our living quarters we can not only create more space, but also a more organised way of living. “There are so many wonderful DIY space saving options out there now! Every home is different and so are your needs and wants, so it’s important to work out which options are within your budget and what solutions are the smartest for your home,” says Justine. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top space saving tips: 1. Seasonal Storage – Who doesn’t want a streamline immaculate wardrobe? If yours is bursting at the seams, divide your clothing and accessories into seasons. Just pack away and rotate when required. Space bags, shoe storage boxes and under bed storage boxes are all quick, easy and affordable ways to do this. 2. Multifunctional Furniture – Investing in multifunctional furniture is one of the smartest ways to free up more space. Beds and ottomans with storage are the most common and easiest to find. The IKEA Malm bed offers four drawers of storage and an optional bedhead with shelving for books or accessories. 3. Dual Purpose Spaces – Try converting a spare bedroom into both a study area and guest room by using a sofa bed instead of a traditional bed is one great idea. In the past, finding a sofa bed was limiting, however you no longer have to compromise on style as there are many well designed sofa bed options available. 4. Smart Storage – Joinery is a significant way to change the way you live and has endless possibilities when it comes to storage. Unused areas can be transformed into functional storage spaces with only a small amount of work, e.g. bench seating built under windows or storage under the staircase. Something like these stairs (below) require a little more time and money but we think the result is definitely worthwhile! 5. Think Vertical – Why not use walls to create space? Pegboards are flexible and fun and can be used for both practical and display purposes. Regardless of whether you’re hanging cleaning essentials or an ornament arrangement, you can add colour and life to your walls with only a small amount of effort. 6. Floating Furniture – Floating shelves are a light, open and seamless way to display items. We love to utilise perspex or glass box shelving to create a sophisticated and interesting way to showcase items you may not have room to display. These can be stagnant or can act as changing artworks within your home. For more information, please visit www.vaultinteriors.com.au.