The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-27T01:03:22Z Autumn Property Trends with Cameron Nicholls 2017-03-27T01:03:22Z autumn-property-trends-with-cameron-nicholls From record-breaking temperatures to all time high rainfalls, the shift from summer to autumn has certainly been quick! With a new season brings a change in the property market as well as an opportunity to maximise the cooler weather and end of day light savings. In order to make the most of what autumn has to offer, Cameron suggests: Clean your windows: With the recent downfalls Sydney has experienced this is even more important. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make! Introduce autumn colours and hues: Throws, cushions and even lightweight curtains are a great way to give a home an instant lift and won’t break the budget. Twilight opens: The autumn sky sets the scene for ambient twilight property showings. Turn the end of daylight savings into a positive. Update the exterior: Trim all trees back, clear the leaves out of the gutters and make sure your property looks low maintenance, even if that isn’t the case! Create an outdoor dinning room: Use pavers to create a dedicated outdoor dining space, this time of year it’s slightly cooler and there are less insects to battle. Present an outdoor room to potential buyers before winter hits. About Nicholls & Co Estate Agents: Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. For further information go to: Hair Expo POP UP delivers successful debut in Melbourne 2017-03-26T23:00:00Z hair-expo-pop-up-delivers-successful-debut-in-melbourne Monday 27 March 2017, Melbourne: The inaugural Hair Expo POP UP has wrapped up after an action-packed weekend, leaving Victorian hair professionals inspired by two days of independent education, networking, and access to some of the industry’s newest innovations. Held for the first time alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne (formerly known as Salon Melbourne), the education-driven, pop-up-style event was designed to provide a taste of Hair Expo Australia for those who cannot make the main event in Sydney this year. Over the course of the weekend (25-26 March), there were more than 5,000 visits by hair and beauty professionals to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) for the event, which provided an opportunity for Victorian professionals to connect face-to-face with suppliers and learn about the latest product trends and technologies in the hair and beauty industries. “It was a great event… people want education and [the Expo] Main Stage was really good”, said Lorna Evans, a prominent educator in the Australian hair industry who demonstrated and exhibited at Hair Expo POP UP. “I really liked the [Hair Expo] POP UP…everybody felt comfortable to come around the pod. For us, it was about bringing them back to the stand to see what we do up-close, and having that extra space around the stand was awesome”, Evans concluded. Among the highlights was luxury brand Balmain Hair Couture, which showed curious hairdressers its range of professional hair care ahead of its official Australian launch in June; and Trichovedic, which showed the new Natural Application of its Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Hairdressers could also see and shop from brands like Excellent Edges, Revlon Professional, American Crew, Oolaboo Australia, Mizutani scissors, Lorna Evans Education, Dessata detangling brushes, Y.S. Park Professional, Janeke Brushes, UniqOne, and Sharon Blain’s Big Towel Company. Event highlights of Hair Expo POP UP included: ·              Creative education from the likes Caterina Di Biase, Kobi Bokshish, Uros Mikic, and Joey Scandizzo and Marie Uva, which gave visitors a chance to learn new skills from some of the most recognised names in Australian hair. ·              Business education from some of Australia’s leading mentors and business advisors, including Julia Piantadosi, Lisa Conway, Justin Herald and Kate Engler. ·              A schedule of free education on the Hair Expo POP UP Main Stage, which included a warmly received demonstration from Melbourne’s Wieselmann Art Team, who were delighted to have a hair event on home soil. Kobi Bokshish had a packed Main Stage audience, who watched him and his Intershape salon team perform a styling demonstration on eight models. And the Kings Domain Barbershop team and American Crew proved barbering is more popular than ever, with two free shows showing a range of men’s haircutting and styling skills to a full audience. ·              The first heat of Australia’s Live Hair Challenge – a national competition where hairdressers were invited to show their ‘shear’ skills, by demonstrating a range of cutting styles in real-time in front of the Expo crowds. Following the results of the second heat in Sydney on 1 May, the winners of both heats will be invited to battle it out in front of the crowds at Hair Expo Australia in June for the national title. The competition is powered by Hair Expo and the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA). ·              Access to Beauty Expo Melbourne with the same ticket, providing visitors with even more to see, sample and learn about under one roof. ·              A Hair & Beauty Welcome Party – hair and beauty professionals had the opportunity to celebrate, network and socialise with their industry peers at an exclusive party on Saturday night, held at Crown Metropol’s 28 Skybar Lounge with beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline. Hair professionals continued the festivities post-show at Cargo Hall in South Wharf at the American Crew All-Star Challenge Awards Party, where Hair Expo joined in celebrating the finalists of the prestigious competition. Ben Kane of Rokk Man Barbers was announced as the winner of the 2017 Challenge. Those who weren’t able to make it to Hair Expo POP UP and Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017 can instead look ahead to Hair Expo Australia, the hair industry’s leading annual event, which will return to its Darling Harbour home over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (10-12 June) at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney; and Beauty Expo Australia, which will connect and inspire beauty professionals from around the country from 26-27 August, also returning to Darling Harbour at the ICC Sydney. ENDS For all media enquiries please contact Belinda Craigie: A selection of images from Beauty Expo Melbourne and Hair Expo POP UP can be viewed here.  7 Ways to Create Quirky and Fun Kids’ Rooms 2017-03-20T01:18:17Z 7-ways-to-create-quirky-and-fun-kids-rooms These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. Designer and DIY parents alike are keen to add magic to their little ones’ special spaces and these hot trends are sure to inspire. To stay on trend with the latest kids’ room trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Neon Colour Pops – Neon is back! We love the fun way in which neon accents can add zing to any kids’ space. But beware! Use in moderation to avoid overpowering the room. 2. Shared Spaces – Space is at a premium these days and whether you have decided your little ones should share for that reason, or merely for the fun that sharing with your sibling can offer, shared spaces don’t have to be rigid in design. 3. Geometric Patterns – The geometric trend isn’t going anywhere! We love how these bold graphic prints and patterns are becoming a classic look but also add a playful but ordered style to the space. They can easily be adapted to any gender and also suit-shared spaces. Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some geometrics! 4. Monochrome – Monochrome is the new neutral! This palette is cool and edgy while also remaining classic in style. Using bold prints, beloved icons, like our friend Miffy or Nordic/wilderness influences, make this trend perfect for nurseries to teen rooms. 5. Outside In – The spirit of adventure is strong for little people, so it is only natural they love spaces that reflect this. The use of versatile wallpapers makes it easy to create a magical space. Bold wallpapers can be limited to one wall so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. 6. Playhouse Beds – Forget dollhouses! We love playhouses and cubby beds almost as much as kids do! No matter if it’s for sleeping or as a reading nook, playhouse beds are fun for any child. We love the DIY version of this teepee bed by blogger and mummy Sarah of Hello Bowsers. 7. Designer Furniture – When it comes to selecting furniture for any part of your home, well designed and functional is a must, so buying for your child’s room is no exception. For a long time kids’ bedroom furniture was limited to one or the other. Pioneers like Lilly and Lolly changed that and Incy Interiors has both beautiful and long-lasting pieces. For further information please go to: New Real Techniques Diamond Sponge 2017-03-13T22:50:46Z new-real-techniques-diamond-sponge The hugely popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ adds its first sponge to the collection – introducing the Miracle Diamond Sponge. Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new sponge offers precision application when blending shadow. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, says, “We’re pleased to announce this gorgeous new sponge is now available in Australia! The Bold Metals Collection has been popular since launching in July 2015, and we expect this sponge will be loved just as much! The marble swirl pattern is very on-trend, too.” The multi-faceted Miracle Diamond Sponge is designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design. How to use the new Miracle Diamond Sponge: TOP: Buff and blend out makeup for a flawless finish LARGER FLAT SIDES: Function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like the forehead and cheeks SMALLER FLAT SIDES: Great for precision contouring around the eyes, mouth and brow bone POINTED TIP: Covers small imperfections Use the sponge damp for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders. For best results and hygiene, it is recommended to replace the sponge every 1 – 3 months. The new Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ Miracle Diamond Sponge is available now for an RRP of $24.99 at Priceline and online at New 1000 Hour Instant Brows: Eyebrow Mascara 2017-03-13T05:10:41Z new-1000-hour-instant-brows-eyebrow-mascara 1000 Hour is excited to announce the launch of their brush-on tinted eyebrow mascara. Now you can create beautiful brows in an instant! Enhance your beauty with brows that frame your face and define your eyes. 1000 Hour Instant Brows provides buildable, long-wearing colour. The coloured gel tints the brows to provide a natural, even and comfortable hold, whilst the buildable colour boosts brow depth. The light gel base tames and sets eyebrows for naturally full and defined arches. It is easily applied with the mascara wand without the clumping and flaking. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “Brows can make or break an entire makeup look. Bold brows are very on-trend right now; and I don’t think we’re going to see them disappear anytime soon! Brow products are now an essential for beauty enthusiasts right through to the professional makeup artist. “There was so much demand for this product to be developed. It’s so convenient to be able to pull the wand out of your bag for a quick and easy application. Plus, the Clear is fantastic to groom and set even if you already tint your brows.” adds Erica. 1000 Hour Instant Brows application steps: Choose the 1000 Hour Eyebrow Mascara that best matches your natural brow/hair colour Apply using light upward and outward strokes to define the shape Gently blend with the tip to the outer edge to form an arch To remove simply use cleanser or makeup remover 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available in four shades: black/dark brown, medium brown, light brown/blonde and clear. 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available now for a RRP of $9.99 at Priceline and online at How to find the right property stylist for your home 2017-03-08T03:59:04Z how-to-find-the-right-property-stylist-for-your-home Not all property stylists are the same. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents provides his tips to match-make the right property to the stylist. Engage more than one – It’s better to have at least two or more who have different styles and looks. Let them work their magic – You don’t need to be there, they are the experts so let them do what they do best. Remember you can use existing items – Stylists can work with existing furniture and simply add some sparkle, colour and freshen up. Make sure there is and extension option – Just incase the auction or campaign doesn’t run to plan you need a buffer. Have options – Budget and premium stylists and or packages. “You wouldn’t wear Dior to the rugby so make sure you find the appropriate match when it comes to presenting a property,” says Nicholls. Decadent Bathrooms – DIY tips that won’t break the bank! 2017-03-06T02:49:26Z decadent-bathrooms-diy-tips-that-won-t-break-the-bank Bathrooms are no longer merely functional spaces lacking personality! Introducing the new 2017 bathroom, where we are spending more and more time on beauty application, personal care, detoxing and de-stressing. To stay on trend with the latest bathroom trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips. Justine’s top 9 DIY tips for decadent bathrooms that won’t break the bank: Tap Ware Feature – Make a statement! Consider matt black, gold or rose gold tap ware for an on-trend statement feature. Upsized Tiles – Use large floor tiles and repeat the floor tiling as a feature wall to create a modern and glamorous look bathroom. Gloss Away – Choose a darker colour or gloss finish for your floor or feature tile to create a luxurious feeling. Neutral Palette – Opt for a neutral palette so your bathroom won’t date quickly. Floating Design – The “floating” design element is popular with vanities now and it a great way to create the illusion of space. Oversized Mirror – An easy and affordable way to enhance the sense of scale and space in the bathroom. Natural Material – Introducing natural material like marble will always give your bathroom and upmarket and glamorous feeling. Metallic Accessories – Scented candles, gold bowls for soaps and beautiful hanging feature lighting pendants give a glam pop. Accent Colours – Introduce accent colours with bath towels and flowers to help add decadence to the bathroom. For further tips and information go to: Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? 2017-03-05T19:00:59Z can-sharks-be-taught-not-to-attack-humans Shark Attack Training Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? Shark Shield, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology, is challenging the status quo by posting the question ‘Can sharks be taught not to attack humans?’ at the upcoming International Surfing Symposium. Held on Monday, 13th and Tuesday 14th March on the Gold Coast Australia, Shark Shield Managing Director Lindsay Lyon will pose the question as part of a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading shark experts. “In psychology, classical conditioning is best known from the experiments by Ivan Pavlov where a stimulus was presented and then the dog was given food, after a few repetitions when the stimulus was presented the dog would salivate without food,” Lindsay says. “CSRIO scientists have noted that tracked sharks often follow the same route annually stopping at the same beaches along the way, literally to the day. Could the longer-term use of proven electrical deterrents on surfboards over time generate a conditional response in sharks? “If a shark’s electrical receptors spasm uncontrollably from the FREEDOM+ Surf electrical deterrent every time it swims by a surf break, will it stop swimming by that particular break. Can electrical deterrents be used to teach sharks to avoid humans?” Lyon hypothesizes. In 2016 the UWA Ocean’s Institute released the third independent scientific research paper proving Shark Shield as the only device that effectively turns sharks away. This peer-reviewed paper showed adventure sport participants can significantly remove risk in activities like diving, spearfishing, kayaking and surfing. In reviewing the UWA research, The Australian Geographic magazine wrote “Great White Shark deterrent almost 100% effective.” In 2012, Dr Charlie Huveneers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Flinders University tested the effectiveness of Shark Shield. Part of this independent scientific testing used a seal decoy off the coast of South Africa, with white sharks consistently aborting shark attack charges on a seal decoy with the Shark Shield device turned on. Dr Vic Peddemors, a renowned shark scientist who has been working with sharks since 1987, was also involved in statistical testing of Shark Shield’s effectiveness back in 2003 in South Africa on white sharks. During this testing it was shown that by using a Shark Shield the probability of an attack was reduced from 0.70 to 0.08 with no sharks taking the bait during testing. Choice Magazine, an independent leading Australian Consumer Research organization, published their own review of shark deterrents in January 2016 confirming Shark Shield as the only deterrent with scientific evidence of its effectiveness. “Shark Shield’s effectiveness is as proven as Pavlovian theory, the theory of teaching sharks has significant merit and it’s now a case of working with the scientific community and governments to test it, and in the process make a difference to improving local economies and tourism without sacrificing human or marine life,” added Lyon. Click here to see an animated video demonstrating how the FREEDOM+ Surf creates a protective electrical field which is proven to turn sharks away. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It 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. For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon from Shark Shield, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or Calling all stand out talent! There’s still time to enter the 2017 Hair Expo Awards... 2017-02-28T03:56:00Z calling-all-stand-out-talent-there-s-still-time-to-enter-the-2017-hair-expo-awards Tuesday 28 February 2017, Sydney: Have you got amazing ideas that you can’t wait to share? Do you stand out in both your creative vision as well as your personal achievements? Is your team just the best, has your business taken off, or is your salon the most beautiful place you know? If the answer is yes, then it sounds like you’re ready to go for the big one… the Hair Expo Awards! Entering the awards will place your work in front of a panel of 12 international and 12 national judges, which form some of the biggest names in hair globally. In 2017, this includes Mark Hayes and Edward Darley from Sassoon; Tabatha Coffey; editorial legend, Peter Gray; multiple UK Hairdresser of the Year award-winner, Angelo Seminara; Jayne Lewis-Orr from Hairdressing Journal International; Jorge Cancer from the education icons of X-Presion; Andreas Stavrou from the UK Fellowship; and Gerard Scarpaci from the US hair industry platform, HairBrained. We have brand new prizes for all category winners to help you get the most out of your win… These include sponsorship of your post-win PR campaign so you can promote your success to future clients! We will also offer winners a chance to participate on the Hair Expo Stages in 2018, plus we will promote ALL finalists via our 30,000+ industry database and on our social media channels. And for all you regional superstars: could you be shining in Hair Expo’s new state categories? Being selected as a finalist or winning a Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Award will be one of the highlights of your career and propel you to yet another level of opportunities – just ask our previous winners and finalists. Our 2016 SA/TAS Hairdresser of the Year award-winner, Kristy Hodgson, has these words of wisdom for potential entrants: “Take the plunge. It's not even about winning – it’s about producing a collection that represents you and that you are proud to share… once you start, it's amazing to realise and reflect on just how much you actually do in a year; putting on paper your growth over the past 12 months and what you intend to do next really makes you stop and think.” If you’re entering a creative category, you’ll know that you will need to submit a photographic collection before your written entry. The good news for 2017 is that you now have the option to submit images from a photo shoot also used for other purposes*, meaning that you don’t have to devote extra resources to multiple shoots. If you don’t know where to start, take the advice of our People’s Choice Award winner from 2016, Chinney Yeap, who says: “mood boards are essential. My motto: ‘Be all you can be!'” Once you’ve made it to the finalist stage, you’ll complete a questionnaire – this is where it’s time to look at your successes from the year; what are you proud of? What is the essence of your creative vision? Were there any challenges you fought hard to overcome? Putting pen to paper is a great time to reflect on what makes you tick, your career milestones, and what you love about being a hairdresser. If you find the written entry daunting, enlist a friend to help you brainstorm – it’s often easier to feel confident about your ability when someone else is on hand to reinforce how amazing you are! With an unmatched heritage of more than 30 years of supporting the industry, the Hair Expo Awards consistently highlight the best-of-the-best professionals from Australia and New Zealand and sets the bar for the industry. If you’re inspired to enter, you’ve still got time! A full run-down of what to do, what to expect and what the rules are for 2017 can be found at *Please note: The above does not apply to the categories of Australian Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year. For more details, please see rule 27 of the Rules & Regulations at ENDS For more information, images and interview requests, please contact Belinda Craigie, PR & News Editor: +61 (0)2 9422 2986; Notes to editors: Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards categories for 2017 are as follows: 2017 CREATIVE CATEGORIES ·         Apprentice Student of the Year ·         Australian Hairdresser of the Year ·         Best Salon Design ·         Colour Technician of the Year ·         Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year ·         New Creative Force ·         New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year ·         NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year ·         QLD Hairdresser of the Year ·         Salon Team of the Year ·         SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year ·         Session Stylist of the Year ·         VIC Hairdresser of the Year ·         WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year   2017 BUSINESS CATEGORIES ·         Education Business of the Year ·         Educator of the Year ·         Industry Business Performance of the Year ·         Salon Business of the Year   Creative category photographic collections and written entries for business categories are due at 5pm AEST on Friday, 7 April 2017 and can be submitted online at Full terms and conditions, including entry criteria, can be found at A short video with all the latest information is available on Hair Expo Australia’s YouTube channel: Each entry, with the exception of entries to the Apprentice Student of the Year category, will incur a $50 entry fee. Media Release - 360 PR Turns 5 2017-02-22T02:33:12Z media-release-360-pr-turns-5 Australian PR Agency Turns 5: Celebrating 5 years of exceptional service & real results This month marks the 5th Birthday of Australian PR Agency, 360 PR. Born in Sydney, 360 PR is one of the leading boutique public relations agencies in Australia and has a history of working with some big name brands, including; Real Techniques, EcoTools, Bounce Natural Energy Balls and Shark Shield. Lisa Solomons, 360 PR Director says, “Over the past five years we have been building our portfolios across beauty, home & lifestyle, along with developing and nurturing our strong relationships with key media, influencers and brands alike. A big thanks goes to all of our clients, past and present… We are excited to celebrate this milestone and look forward to what the next five years bring!” Representing over 30 brands from start-ups to global leaders in their category, 360 PR pride themselves on providing customised strategies to each and every client. This approach combined with working closely with the CEO to warehouse teams has ensured they consistently deliver and provide clients with real results. Some key results over the past five years have included: Chemcorp International: Achieved over 750 pieces of coverage in 2016 across all key brands. VGM International: Achieved over 80,000,000 impressions and 150 pieces of coverage in 2016 across all key brands. New Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf: Managed event strategy, planning, execution to launch the new product. Achieved attendance and coverage across all major national TV networks. Vault Interiors: Achieved over 40 pieces of coverage within the first two months of being appointed the PR agency. ST&G’s Marvellous Map of Australia (UK based company): Launched new product in Australia on a small budget and achieved national and global coverage within two months of activity, including Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Domain, Lifehacker and all metropolitan newspapers and news sites. “In 2017 we have plans to grow the agency by securing a mass haircare and colour cosmetics brands as well as expanding our home category beyond kitchenware and move into furniture and accessories. We’re ready to take the leap with innovative brands and showcase the true value of PR,” adds Lisa. About 360 PR 360 PR is a boutique public relations agency that provides its clients with exceptional service, commitment to delivering real results and personal touch from start to finish. 360 PR focus on the strategy delivered and are also committed to delivering measurable results. With a can-do attitude, 360 PR treat brands as their own. For further information or to enquire about our services, please contact: Rachel King | (02) 9571 4448 | 0434 820 542 | Platinum Beauty Launches Makeup Collection 2017-02-21T22:00:00Z platinum-beauty-launches-makeup-collection The new Makeup Brush Collection by Platinum Beauty is now available in Australia exclusively through Woolworths. Designed by makeup artists with precision cut soft, synthetic bristles, the new Platinum makeup brushes balance control and comfort with two-toned handles in sleek silver and gun-metal grey. With a range of online tutorials by Oz Beauty Expert, Bonnie Gillies, there is a how-to video for each brush with detailed demonstrations – perfect for a beginner or the makeup enthusiast! The new makeup essentials from Platinum Beauty include: Base Blending – Shaped to gently blend foundation for a flawless finish. Apply using a buffing motion until blended. Use with liquids and cream foundations, or with powder to set target areas. RRP $14.99 Blush – Shaped to softly and precisely sweep across the cheek area for added colour and definition. Apply blush from the cheek in an upward motion. Use with powder blushes. RRP $18.99 Powder – Cut to sweep powder evenly across the surface of the skin. Use to gently set makeup and create a flawless skin finish. Lightly dust powder over makeup using a sweeping motion. RRP $19.99 Contour Eye – Tapered, dense bristles effortlessly add impact and definition to the eye crease. Apply using a sweeping side-to-side stoke along the eye crease. Use with powder or cream eye shadow. RRP $9.99 Eye Shadow – Full round shape for all over eye shadow shading, highlighting and blending. Apply to lid or crease and blend using a side-to-side motion. Use with powder eye shadow. RRP $9.99 Platinum Essential Collection – Features three must-have base makeup brushes and brush case. Includes Buffing Brush, Small Powder Brush and Contour Brush. RRP $29.99 Flawless & Precision Sponge Set – The Flawless teardrop sponge builds and blends foundation. Use the tip for concealing under the eye and around the nose. The Precision sponge creates contour on targeted areas. Use with liquid and cream foundations, primer and concealer. RRP $9.99 The new Platinum Makeup Brush Collection is exclusively available now at Woolworths. Could starting young be the answer to Australia's Mathematics decline? 2017-02-19T23:31:15Z could-starting-young-be-the-answer-to-australia-s-mathematics-decline 3P Learning, global leader in education technology and the creators of Mathletics, have released their Baby Mathletics – Shapes App, designed for children aged 6 to 24 months. The first app of its kind focuses on shapes, known to be the first thing babies as young as 6 months can identify and interact with. The announcement comes following the recent TIMSS results that revealed Australia as slipped to the 28th position in the world mathematics rankings, falling 10 places since 2011. Information about the new Baby Mathletics - Shapes App: Designed to help babies and toddlers take their first steps on their journey as life-long learners. The app will provide positive and engaging maths activities with the potential to set them up for greater achievement, confidence and success in all future learning. A mathematical storybook that has been brought to life, introducing young learners to an extensive range of unique shapes with a 3D look and feel. As children turn the pages, lively and enthusiastic animations will engage a child and provide the opportunity for parents to post questions, stimulate reactions and spark new interests in learning. An integrated education approach to mathematically teaching to include physical and digital interaction. Facts about early mathematics learning: Early exposure to foundational numeracy has been proven to provide the critical building blocks for future exploration of mathematical concepts. There is a there is a strong link between children developing early mathematics skills and later on mathematics achievement1 Research has also shown that learning numeracy skills not only increases oral language abilities, including vocabulary, inference, independence but also grammatical complexity2 The Mathletics Baby – Shapes App is available now on the iTunes App Store for iPads and iPhones - $2.99 For more information, please visit: 1 Duncan et al. (2007) in B. Perry et al. (eds.), Mathematics and Transition to School, Early Mathematics Learning and Development, DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-215-9_1 2 Education Commission of the States (2013) Math in the Early Years, A strong predictor for later school success. New ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil 2017-01-30T21:47:00Z new-elemis-superfood-facial-oil FEED YOUR SKIN WITH THE SUPERFOOD FACIAL OIL BY ELEMIS The Power of 9: Broccoli Seed Oil Poppy Seed Oil Cucumber Seed Oil Macadamia Oil Rice Bran Oil Daikon Radish Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Flax Seed Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Delicately silky in texture and beautifully fragranced, this brand new Superfood Facial Oil combines the pure power of concentrated superfoods with the science and expertise behind every ELEMIS formula. What is good for the body is good for the skin and nothing packs a more powerfully nutritional punch than superfoods. That is why ELEMIS has developed a facial oil that harnesses their potent natural andnutritional elements, allowing the skin to benefit directly. Rich in anti-oxidants and minerals, the Superfood Facial Oil acts like a personal trainer for the skin, keeping it supple, strong and most of all, healthy – the key to a smooth, glowing and radiant complexion. It is a product for all ages. The crucially nurturing addition to your everyday skincare wardrobe. This game-changer of an oil is replete in anti-oxidants and fatty acids. Broccoli seed oil leads the mineral charge in addressing hydration and softening the skin. Flax seed oil boasts soaring levels of Omega-3, which soothe and seal moisture in, while Daikon Radish helps everything absorb for increased levels of nourishment. Texture is improved. Health is maintained. The result is skin that is richly fed. And it shows. Flood your complexion with the integrity of nature’s finest offerings, underpinned by the science of ELEMIS, and watch it flourish. This is skin health in a bottle. The New ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil is available now at for an RRP of $119.00/15ml. The Procedure of Lip Fillers in Melbourne by Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is SAFE!! 2017-01-30T04:10:43Z the-procedure-of-lip-fillers-in-melbourne-by-victorian-laser-amp-skin-clinic-is-safe If you are looking to look young and appealing for the longest time to come, then you need to the visit the right service providers who will offer some of the best outcome for all. They have the right experience in dealing such issues and the people associated with them have catered the needs of many over the years. They employ the best in class tools and all the procedures offered are safe and secure. All such traits can be found in Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic. These people are all about non-invasive cosmetic treatment solutions and that too at the right price. They rely on controlled exposure to the laser therapy to offer some of the best possible results. Laser hair removal Skin Treatments Skin Condition Cosmetic Injectables Are just tip of the ice berg. 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Get the free consultation session with a registered nurse to know about lip fillers in Melbourne and the procedure starts from $399. YES! All this is true and what is not to love about the above mentioned offers. The procedures are safe and they are approved by the government and they are also performed under the guidance and supervision of right professionals. Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is the place to visit for all the ones who want to look great for a while life time. What are you waiting for? About Company We at Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic thrive on offering the best possible cosmetic and laser hair removal care to out clients. We offer free consultation for lip fillers and many more. Our prices are right and enjoy the benefits of new offers all the time. Call us NOW! Weight in on these unique kitchen scales 2017-01-23T05:26:12Z weight-in-on-these-unique-kitchen-scales Weigh ingredients with ease using the new Savannah Professional Kitchen Scales! The Australian kitchenware brand has released these new scales for at-home use like a pro for culinary enthusiasts and chefs alike. These 5kg scales guarantee accuracy to within 1%, so those precise baking measurements will be a breeze, even for large quantities. Savannah Product designer at VGM International, Paul English says, “This product has been designed in Australia with superior quality mechanisms. The weighing springs allow for incredibly precise accuracy and the high capacity scale can be used to weigh ingredients up to 5KG.” “Savannah is gaining a strong reputation for its high quality, smart kitchenware, and these scales are no exception – they have a 10 year guarantee!” Paul adds. The new Savannah Professional Kitchen Scale features a clever rotating dial tare function. This unique function allows you to place any bowl on the platform and then, using the knob, rotate the dial back to zero so that only the contents of the bowl will be weighed. You can also weigh multiple ingredients in the same bowl, simply tare back to zero before each addition – easy – saves on the washing up of multiple containers too! The weighing spring is made from high quality stainless steel and is corrosion-resistant, with the mechanical stop mechanism allowing for long life and accurate measuring. For easy and hygienic cleaning, the weighting platform is removable. Available in two colours, red and white, the retro styling make these scales a stylish feature of any modern kitchen. The flat platform saves valuable storage space and the uncluttered dial with bold graphics makes for quick and accurate reading. Other features include – Kilograms / grams: Increments of 20 grams – Pounds / ounces: Increments of 1 ounce – 10 Year Guarantee: Domestic Use Only The Savannah Professional Kitchen Scale has an RRP of $79.95 and is available now at Myer, Matchbox &