The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year 2017 2017-06-22T05:26:02Z sam-nic-chapman-win-youtubers-of-the-year-2017 Sam & Nic Chapman Win YouTubers of the Year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 Media Release - June 2017 Sam and Nic Chapman – the makeup artist sisters, founders of the popular YouTube channel Pixiwoo and co-designers behind the Real Techniques beauty brand – were named YouTubers of the Year at the prestigious Glamour Women of the Year Awards this month. Hosted by Glamour Magazine each June in the U.K., the awards honour extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields ranging from entertainment to education to sports and business. "It's a real honour to be recognised by Glamour alongside so many other inspiring women," said Sam Chapman. "YouTube has really come a long way since we started nine years ago, and we are just so excited to be able to use this platform along with Real Techniques to continue to engage with and inspire our tremendous community of beauty lovers." Makeup artists and YouTube sensations Sam(antha) and Nic(ola) Chapman grew up surrounded by makeup, including their aunt who was a top makeup artist for clients like Princess Diana and David Bowie. In 2008, to help a friend create a smoky eye effect, Sam uploaded a video to YouTube. From that, the Chapmans' instructional makeup videos were born, transforming the sisters into visionaries who pioneered a new platform of makeup artistry through YouTube. Today, the girls have more than 7 million followers across the globe. "We're pleased to continue to leverage Sam and Nic's passion and authenticity to be the 'wing women' of the beauty obsessed, and couldn't be happier that Sam and Nic were recognised with this honour," said Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, the distributors of Real Techniques in Australia. "We loved hosting the girls in September last year for their first Australian media tour, proving Sam & Nic have a loyal following here. Real Techniques has established credibility and a strong foundation among beauty lovers in Australia within only six short years." To celebrate the remarkable award win the RRPs of the popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection have been reduced, making the luxe collection much more accessible for Australian beauty lovers: GOLD – BASE • 100 Arched Powder RRP $29.50 • 101 Triangle Foundation RRP $27.50 • 102 Triangle Concealer RRP $24.50 SILVER – EYES • 200 Oval Shadow RRP $19.50 • 201 Pointed Crease RRP $19.50 • 202 Angled Liner RRP $19.50 • 203 Tapered Shadow RRP $19.50 ROSE GOLD – FINISH • 300 Tapered Blush RRP $29.50 • 301 Flat Contour RRP $29.50 The Real Techniques range is available now in Priceline stores nationally. To learn more about Sam & Nic's story, please see the attached press release or contact Rachel: 0423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 The Australasian made and owned skincare revolution spearheaded by a Doctor 2017-06-22T01:59:14Z the-australasian-made-and-owned-skincare-revolution-spearheaded-by-a-doctor Dr Anita Hegde is no stranger to the skincare needs of the modern Australian woman. From her hands on experience as a cosmetic physician for the past 20 years, she has spent countless hours listening to and understanding the changing requirements of her clients. This prompted her to embark on a journey of research experimentation – and her Skin Smoothing moisturising cream was born. 2016 was a wild ride. This brilliant product was featured not once but twice, in gift bags for Oscar and Emmy Awards nominees staying at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles. The recipient list was a raft of celebrities such as Morgan Freeman, Jessica Lange, Tina Fey, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Brie Larsen and the "Game of Thrones" cast to name a few. This multi-tasking moisturiser with potent, active, skin smoothing elements is made from natural or naturally derived ingredients. It contains retinol to boost collagen production and increase cell turnover, vitamins E and C, peptides to plump your skin, as well as organic camellia (tea) oil used in Asian cultures for centuries and passionfruit oil to enhance moisturising. Dr Anita Hegde says: "I tested and re-tested before I settled on the formulation that I was happy with, ensuring that it was easy and uncomplicated." Skin is sure to feel softer and look more lustrous in the first few weeks. After three to four months of regular use, lines soften and minimise. The cream is applied at night a few times a week and slowly built up to nightly use Further select products are on the horizon. Research and development is a measured and thoughtful process. "I find the creative process exhilarating and inspiring, I give the research and the deep thinking required, much time, energy and positivity. It's very much a calm, meditative space. My standards are high and I simply don't settle for less.I have a great team around me, for which I am very grateful!" It is currently available for purchase in select Australasian Cosmetic Physician, Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist rooms and online. www.medicaskinproducts.com Featured: XTRA TV Los Angeles, CBS KCal, NBC Arizona "Top trending products for the Holidays and Beyond", Beauty Biz interview,  NZ Sun Herald, www.stuff.co.nz Winter Window Appeal - How to create an inviting home in the cooler months 2017-06-21T04:29:04Z winter-window-appeal-how-to-create-an-inviting-home-in-the-cooler-months As winter truly kicks in and the market cools, Cameron Nicholls from Nicholls & Co Estate Agents in Abbotsford shares his tips on how to make a home inviting and warm. “With clearance rates dropping and stock availability at an all time low. Many properties owners tend to fear a winter sale campaign. However, we believe it’s a great opportunity to present new listings in a competitive buyer market,” said Cameron. Cameron’s top five tips for enticing potential buyers in the winter market are all focused around the street front windows. His tips include: Bring the outside in: Place indoor plants near the window so when I buyer drives past or looks in the greenery is visible. Double glaze windows: This is a must for insulation and creating a cosy home even on the coldest winter day. Install curtains: Even if they are just for show, the long draping lines of curtains can create a sense of warmth. Invest in a lamp: This can either be a floor lamp or place on a table near the front windows. Make sure you use a soft glow light bulb though. Rugs and throws: Position a throw over the side corner of the lounge and place a rug under the coffee table to give that homely feel. About Nicholls & Co 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. www.nichollsandco.com.au Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador 2017-06-20T23:14:54Z anthony-walsh-joins-shark-shield-as-a-brand-ambassador Anthony Walsh joins Shark Shield as a Brand Ambassador The world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent Media Release - June 2017 Professional surfer, a regular at Pipeline, drone enthusiast and one of the world’s biggest GoPro surf video contributors, Anthony Walsh, has joined Shark Shield as their newest Brand Ambassador. Anthony is always on the hunt for some tube time and you’ll usually find him filming in a barrel in some exotic location somewhere on the planet, having Shark Shield on hand makes for a safer adventure. Anthony Walsh says, “I’m excited to represent the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. I’ve tested out the devices for myself in Hawaii and yes without doubt Shark Shield does deter sharks without hindering surfing performance. Shark Shield launched their new Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf in 2016. The FREEDOM+ designed in partnership with two-time World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and iconic surf hardware brand Ocean & Earth. Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield’s Managing Director says, “We have created our products to enable ocean lovers to have the ability to enjoy their time in the water, personally protecting yourself from unwanted shark encounters is the only solution to enjoying the ocean without harming the environment. “We’re pleased to take on such a talented and professional surf legend as Anthony to be an ambassador of our proven technology. We look forward to sharing some of Anthony’s fantastic tube action and ocean footage ahead as he continues to travel around the globe with his Shark Shield. Stay tuned!” said Lyon. About the FREEDOM+ Surf The new FREEDOM+ Surf features a removable power module housed in a custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, which can easily be transferred from board to board. All surfers need to do is install the new Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna on each board in their quiver. The new tail pad houses the removable power module and includes a sticker-thin, adhesive decal that’s simply applied to the underside of the board. Light in weight, the solution offers nearly zero drag so there is little to no impact on surfing performance. The FREEDOM+ Surf is available now at an RRP of $599 and can be purchased from www.sharkshield.com. The Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna is available for an RRP of $169. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the worlds 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 or Anthony Walsh please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au Heads up healthy fitsters. A new season Chia Pod® has dropped! 2017-06-15T00:10:16Z -361 Just in time to warm things up this winter, The Chia Co. have dropped new Chia Pod® Oats+Quinoa, Cranberry+Coconut this month across Australia which is available in 700 Woolworth stores as well as in leading independent supermarkets.   A healthy natural energy breakfast or on-the-go snack, Chia Pod® Oats+Quinoa, Cranberry+Coconut contains positively simple plant based ingredients, including Australian Grown chia and oats, coconut milk, cranberries, almonds and tender coconut flakes.  Each serve contains 4g Fibre and 2g Omega-3 ALA, making it a nutritious breakfast or energy snack that will help keep you satisfied until your next meal. Chia Pod® Oats+Quinoa,Cranberry+Coconut can be enjoyed both hot or cold – just heat for 45 seconds in the microwave.   Founder and CEO of The Chia Co., Australian farmer John Foss is excited to launch these new season Chia Pod® variants, which offers consumers a convenient way to support their health goals.      “Consumers are seeking more plant based foods, want to know more about natural growing methods and are seeking less processed foods. Chia Pods® positively respond to these needs in a convenient pack format that supports a healthy lifestyle”.   The Chia Co. are passionate about positive plant based nutrition and grow chia in the pristine Kimberley region of Western Australia. They bring chia to Australian consumers in its simplest form; pure, clean and sun ripened and carefully combine their chia seeds with wholefoods to create positively simple products consumers can conveniently enjoy every day.  For more details on The Chia Co. range of products visit thechiaco.com   New Chia Pod® Oats+Chia retails in Woolworths for $3.00 and sits in the chilled aisle alongside existing Chia Pod® flavours: Vanilla Bean, Dark Cacao, Coconut and Apple Spice. It will also be ranged in selected independent stores. About the Chia Co.   John Foss, farmer and chairman, founded The Chia Co. to make a positive contribution to the health and wellness of the global community by making the nutrition of chia available to everyone, every day. In just over ten years, The Chia Co. has become the largest producer of sustainably grown chia, working with passionate Australian farmers to grow the highest quality chia and managing a completely transparent supply chain - like a farmer’s market, on a global scale.  Recognizing a gap in the market for nutritious breakfast options, The Chia Co. launched Chia Pod® in 2013, an innovative product combining the nutrition of chia with real fruit and coconut milk or almond milk. The success of this product has been followed with the recent launch of The Chia Co. Salad and Breakfast Boosters.   Media: Find more information at: thechiaco.com, @thechiaco, #eatchia. For additional images, products, samples or to arrange an interview with CEO John Foss contact sarah@goodfitglobal.com, or call 0420 892 450. South Australia’s Jason Fassbender has been crowned as Australia’s best hairdresser at leading industry awards 2017-06-13T07:12:59Z south-australia-s-jason-fassbender-has-been-crowned-as-australia-s-best-hairdresser-at-leading-industry-awards Tuesday 13 June 2017, Sydney: Jason Fassbender has been named the 2017 Australian Hairdresser of the Year at the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala in Sydney, the first time a South Australian hairdresser has taken out the title in the 32-year history of the awards. A Creative Director at Parlour Hair Unley salon in Adelaide, Jason’s winning photographic collection was strongly inspired by fashion and individuality. “Winning the Australian Hairdresser of the Year award feels totally unbelievable, I didn't even think I would be a finalist, let alone win it,” said Jason. “Hopefully it will open up a lot of opportunities for me and I'm really looking forward to promoting the industry and helping to highlight the work that we do”. The 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year award went once again to Danny Pato of D&M Hair Design in Ponsonby, Auckland, who also took out the title in 2016. “I've been a hairdresser for over 20 years – this is my second year winning this award and I'm just so grateful to be doing what I love and to be recognised by iconic people in the industry”, said Danny. The pinnacle celebration of Hair Expo Australia, the coveted Hair Expo Awards have been elevating the hair industry for more than 30 years by recognising and celebrating excellence in creative vision, advanced technical skill, and business acumen – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. The competition for the 2017 awards was tough, with a huge 40 per cent increase in entries from 2016. In May, 107 finalists were announced across 18 creative and business categories, chosen by a judging panel of 12 international and 12 local judges, representing some of the most celebrated names in hair and media from Australasia and across the globe. More than 1000 hair professionals gathered to hear 20 winners announced at the lavish awards gala, hosted by The Bachelor’s Osher Günsberg and held this year in the Grand Ballroom of the ICC Sydney. As well crowning the winners of the 18 existing categories judged prior to the event, the additional categories of People’s Choice and the Hall of Fame Award are also presented on the night. A full list of winners is available from page 2 “Jason has been chosen for his achievements both in creative vision and leadership in the industry, making him a comprehensive ambassador for this multifaceted profession”, said Julia Erben, Event Director for Hair Expo Australia. “The heritage of the Hair Expo Awards is to entice participants to be the best they can be, and our winners tonight are a true testimony to this demanding challenge. During their extraordinary careers, they have not only demonstrated all-inspiring creative vision but have also encouraged and educated countless peers, securing the future of our industry”, added Julia. “Big congratulations to all the finalists and winners! Your talent and passion for the craft of hairdressing is truly inspiring and so important for the industry we all love. As the Hair Expo Award Sponsor, Schwarzkopf Professional is very proud to partner with you by providing the platform you deserve. Congratulations also to our ambassadors and the Schwarzkopf Professional Technical Team – what a great Essential Looks show!” said David Hahn, General Manager of Schwarzkopf Professional ANZ. Hair Expo Australia takes place annually over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and brings together thousands of hair industry professionals for three days of trend showcases, world-class education and Australasia’s largest hair show performances, leading it to be known as ‘The Festival of Hair’. ENDS 2017 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS WINNERS AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR Jason Fassbender – Parlour Hair Unley, Malvern SA NEW ZEALAND HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR Danny Pato – D&M Hair Design, Ponsonby, NZ HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Jane Trewin, TAFE NSW COLOUR TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR Adrian Rotolo – Ibiza Hair, Albert Park VIC MEN’S HAIRDRESSER / BARBER OF THE YEAR Uros Mikic – Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA NEW CREATIVE FORCE Cherie Falco - Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA APPRENTICE / STUDENT OF THE YEAR Sharne Rizzo – Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR é Salon, Wahroonga NSW SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR Sarah Laidlaw - Union Management, Randwick NSW PEOPLE’S CHOICE Natasha King - Fred and Gingers, Invercargill NZ BEST SALON DESIGN Salon Kiin, Penrith NSW EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sharon Blain Education EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR Caterina Di Biase INDUSTRY BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Eco Heads SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Luke Reynolds Hairdressing STATE CATEGORIES NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year Scott Sloan - Sloans, Lane Cove NSW SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year Cherie Falco - Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA VIC Hairdresser of the Year Hermiz Daniel - Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year Pauline McCabe - Rock Paper Scissors Hair Studio, Freemantle WA QLD Hairdresser of the Year William Webb - Ella & Jade, Calamvale QLD Many thanks to all members of the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards judging panel Local judges (Australia and NZ) ·         Sharon Blain (Aus) ·         Cameron Pine (Aus, Instyle magazine) ·         Matt Clements (Aus) ·         Frank Apostolopoulos (Aus) ·         Sara Allsop (NZ) ·         Justin Pace (Aus) ·         Dennis Langford (Aus) ·         Ruth Browne (Aus) ·         Brad Ngata (Aus) ·         Paul Serville (NZ) ·         Billie Iveson (Aus, RUSSH magazine) ·         Caterina Di Biase (Aus) International Judges ·         Tabatha Coffey (USA) ·         Edward Darley (UK) ·         Mark Hayes (UK) ·         Peter Gray (USA) ·         Gerard Scarpaci (USA) ·         Jayne Lewis-Orr (Hairdresser’s Journal, UK) ·         Jorge Cancer (Spain) ·         Guy Tang (USA) ·         Indira Schauwecker (UK) ·         Angelo Seminara (UK) ·         Andreas Stavrou (UK) ·         Eugene Souleiman (UK) ·         Darren Ambrose (UK) SUZI DENT PLACES THIRD OVERALL FOR AUSTRALIA AT MRS EARTH 2017 IN LAS VEGAS 2017-06-12T21:54:29Z suzi-dent-places-third-overall-for-australia-at-mrs-earth-2017-in-las-vegas Australia's oldest beauty queen, Suzi Dent has proven age is but a number yet again by taking out third place overnight at the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. Suzi, 55, also beat out beauties from 36 countries at the Southpoint Resort and Spa to claim the title of Mrs Earth Health 2017 – a title awarded to the delegate who best represents a positive image for all women, and a healthy mind, body and spiritual realm, regardless of their size or age. “I woke up this morning, body aching and feeling on top of the world! I just came third for Australia in an international beauty pageant!” said Suzi. “Apparently I beat women who won Miss World! Just goes to show that personality and 'being real' really do count!” “As the reigning Mrs Earth Health 2017, I aim to promote mental, physical, and emotional awareness by showing that I'm comfortable in my own skin, and in a healthy mind, body and spirit at all times.” The title of Mrs Earth 2017 was awarded to Mrs UK Robyn Morrison-Charlesworth, and runner-up was Mrs Canada Jane Gagne. At fifty-five years of age and a typical tomboy, Suzi Dent is not your average beauty queen. A positive mindset and an inspiringly quirky attitude has helped Suzi find her road to success. Suzi’s positive ageing mindset is a huge influence on her ability to do what she does. Suzi is incredibly proud to be the first 55-year-young Mrs Earth Australia, and believes age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure. Before Mrs Earth Australia, Suzi’s tomboy demeanour meant she had never even worn a formal gown, but she has a strong belief that the opportunities you are given in life should be accepted and cherished. Even if it means throwing away the shorts and joggers for sequinned frocks and high heels! This has been both a blessing and a challenge for Suzi, who admits she would never have perceived herself as a beauty queen. Suzi believes that women and men age themselves out of life by developing negative connotations toward ageing. At 55, Suzi has never felt more alive and wants to encourage others to embrace the inevitable! Suzi’s fearless mindset is powerfully inspiring, and she is determined to “start a conversation” about positive ageing. “I want to help other women celebrate and embrace being over 50. I’m a natural beauty, not a user of botox or fillers, and try to embrace a healthy mind and body with regular exercise and good nutrition,” said Suzi “I am hoping to inspire women to stop paying attention to their age number, and be fearless about making changes in their lives, and to celebrate their wrinkles, life experiences and knowledge.” Suzi’s road to beauty queen stardom in Las Vegas has been a challenging personal journey which she has embraced with the support of her husband of 26 years. Prior to the Mrs Earth beauty pageant, Suzi’s wardrobe consisted of baggy shirts, shorts and sneakers. With a background in hair and makeup artistry, Suzi is now experiencing what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the beauty experiences. While the glamour of wearing frocks and learning to walk in high heels has brought excitement to Suzi’s life, her genuine passion is in helping others, and the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant has provided a platform for Suzi to spread awareness. Suzi works closely with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects lightly worn shoes and distributes to those who have none, in countries all around the world. Living in Australia, having shoes is something that is taken for granted and donating them to Soles4Souls affords children the opportunity to receive an education and adults the opportunity to apply for jobs and support their family. What we see as a simplistic necessity can be a life-changing opportunity for others. Suzi has developed a legacy project for 2017 aiming to introduce a shoe drive to every school in the country. As well as providing tremendous opportunity to others, donating shoes is beneficial to the environment. Suzi is passionate that this project will be the beginning of a long-term success, where children will be educated to make eco-aware, charitable decisions. Suzi is determined to use her platform as Mrs Earth Australia 2017 to encourage men and women to embrace ageing and promote her legacy project for Soles4Souls. Her positive mindset and advocacy for ageing gracefully are what separates Suzi from the crowd. -ends- About Suzi Dent Suzi Dent is 55 years young and hails from the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. A proud mother to 15 year old six foot four Jack, Suzi and her husband of 26 years Don, relocated 14 years ago from Sydney where she was born and raised. They live in a home with solar powered electricity and are a passionate upcycling family. From furniture to clothes and household appliances, they have raised their child as a bargain hunter. With the knowledge that new in the box toys and clothes are not necessary and upcycled bargains can always be found, better and cheaper.  A multiple award winning television and advertising hair and makeup artist with 34 years experience, Suzi is a veteran of her industry and mentors apprentice makeup artists on a volunteer basis. She is also a moulage special effects makeup artist, working with the police to create realistic wounds for training scenarios. Completely changing the narrative of her life and getting out of her 30 year comfort zone of wearing shorts and runners and dressing in tomboy style, Suzi has embraced wearing dresses and learned to walk in high heels as a first time pageant Queen, to raise awareness about the charity soles4souls. Suzi credits the Mrs Earth pageant with changing her mindset and helping her to embrace and discover her inner glamorous self. Wielding her sash and crown to create public awareness about her platform soles4souls, in January Suzi created a national campaign, when Bartercard Australia agreed to open their offices around the country as permanent drop spots for shoe donations. Soles4souls collect our new or lightly worn shoes to distribute to those who have none, in countries around the world. Having a pair of shoes allows children to get an education and adults to get a job and support their family and often our access to a constant supply of shoes is taken for granted. Fashion is the second biggest cause of landfill in the world, and Suzi is passionate about educating school age children about charity and eco-awareness and the pollution that our clothes and shoes cause. This is where Suzi is focussing her energy as she believes that providing the right education to our children using this simple initiative, will help change the future of our personal planet pollution. Suzi has always been a passionate charity activist. As a hair and makeup artist she has worked with several charities, one closest to her heart is the Leukaemia Foundations national World’s Greatest Shave Campaign where for the past 9 years she has created and hand-made the miniature wigs and costumes for the famous ‘Chinville’ advertisements, which sees her turn upside down human chins into unique characters each year, helping to raise millions of dollars to help find a cure for blood cancer. Being a positively motivating influence with women over 50 and starting a conversation around the world about ageing with a positive mindset, is a platform Suzi is very grateful for. Her favourite mantra is “Age is but a number, it’s what you do with it that counts!” Suzi's 2 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch? Darling Harbour sets the scene for the Festival of Hair’s welcome return to Sydney 2017-06-08T01:37:01Z darling-harbour-sets-the-scene-for-the-festival-of-hair-s-welcome-return-to-sydney Media release Thursday 8 June 2017, Sydney: Sydney’s Darling Harbour will be a flurry of excitement over the long weekend as hair professionals hit the new International Convention Centre (ICC) for Hair Expo Australia, the hair industry’s biggest annual event. “We are so pumped to take over the ICC Sydney this weekend and we know our hairdressing visitors will appreciate this new world-class venue and our return to Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD”, said Julia Erben, Event Director for Hair Expo. With hundreds of brands showcasing their latest products and innovations from across the hair and beauty industries, visitors are invited to sample, shop and network with industry peers. Some of the new products that hair professionals can expect to see on the show floor include: ·         Balmain Paris Hair Couture will make its Australian launch at Hair Expo. The luxury fashion brand’s line of professional haircare has been formulated in accordance with the experiences of Balmain’s backstage hair design teams during fashion weeks around the world ·         Amazing Hair Australia will launch its Amazing Hair Ultra-Luxury Collection of extensions ·         EVY Professional will have its new collection of styling tools, including its new E-Curl curling wand ·         Rogue Beauty will be launching US cult pop colour brand Pulp Riot into the Australian market at Hair Expo. The brand has exploded in North America with its collection of creative colours and huge collective social media following (1.5 million combined across Instagram) ·         Schwarzkopf Professional  recently relaunched its BlondeME brand (colour & care products dedicated to blondes) and its OSiS Session Label, which will be showcasing its new Powder Cloud product ·         GlamPalm will have its new GlamPalm Clinic styler with healing stone and nano-vibrating technology ·         TIGI will show its new Bed Head Colour Trip range of 12 intermixable, semi-permanent hair colours Also available on the Expo floor, a schedule of free demonstrations will take place across three stages, dedicated to international and local industry heavyweights on the Main Stage; men’s styling and grooming on the ManStyle Lab Stage; and up-and-coming talent on the Launchpad Stage. Some of the guests appearing on stage throughout the course of the weekend include a team of lead educators from Pulp Riot, who are heading to Sydney from the USA; Rotterdam-based fashion hairstylist Guido Rieger, who is the International Master Trainer for Balmain Paris Hair Couture; and Los Angeles-based barbering star, Julius Cvesar, known for his trendsetting barbering styles.  Hair professionals also have ticketed access to some of the world’s most prominent hair educators who are coming to Sydney for the event. British fashion hairstylist, Eugene Souleiman; Hollywood celebrity colourist, Guy Tang; and Sassoon Academy’s Mark Hayes and Edward Darley are just some of the icons appearing at Hair Expo over the course of the weekend to teach stylists their world-leading techniques for cutting, colouring and styling hair. The fun won’t stop in the evenings, with three gala events set to allow visitors to let their hair down and network with their peers. Hosted by Richard Reid, the Masters of Hair Gala on Saturday night will kick off the weekend and give an insight into the creative workings of some of the industry’s most iconic names; the GenNext Gala on Sunday night will showcase rising talent in a reality TV-style format, hosted by former X-Factor host Luke Jacobz; and the long weekend will culminate in the highly-anticipated Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala on Monday night, where the highest talent will be crowned from across Australia and New Zealand. The evening will be hosted by The Bachelor’s Osher Günsberg. After an incredibly successful 2016 event in Melbourne, Hair Expo Australia will make a welcome return to Sydney this year, before returning once again to Melbourne in 2018. Tickets and more information are available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com For media queries please contact: belinda.craigie@reedexpo.com.au  5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In Winter 2017-06-07T23:02:04Z 5-reasons-to-sell-your-home-in-winter While many vendors hold off selling their homes until the peak spring selling season, what many don’t know is that winter is actually a prime time to sell. With less competition from other vendors, you’ll be able to take advantage of the benefits and you could secure a real win! Justin Ferguson, Founder and Principal of Ferguson Property Agents, says, “Over the years, there has always been a big misconception that selling your property in winter is a bad decision, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In my experience, there are actually so many benefits to selling now, rather than waiting until spring. It’s time vendors finally realise the true potential of winter sales.” Justin explains 5 key reasons why winter is a great season to sell your home: Attract Genuine Buyers: With low supply and therefore minimal competition, you will be able to attract real, genuine buyers. As there are fewer options for buyers out there, your property will appear more desirable. You’ll be able to capture the full attention of serious buyers who mean real business – cutting the nonsense and timewasters out of the equation for good! Psychology of Home: Buyers are attracted to a cosy, comforting haven, so take advantage of the chilly days and dress your home to show it off as warm and welcoming. This can be a very powerful time to sell and to sell quickly and everyone wants to feel comfortable, warm and safe in their own home; winter draws on these psychological underpinnings of the meaning of home. Sell For More: You can actually list your property at a slightly higher price point during winter. Reduced inventory, typically lower mortgage rates and being tired of the property hunt through the cold winter days acts as a strong motivator for winter buyers to take the leap and “impulse buy” if they have positive feelings about your property. Unveil True Potential: Buyers can see the true potential of your property, despite the gloom of winter! If they like your property when the weather is not so pleasant, they’re bound to fall in love when the sunshine and warmth returns. Get Ahead: Take a step ahead of the crowd by getting in early and placing your property on the market before spring selling season. This way, buyers will notice your home first and your property will stand out before the market becomes more crowded. There is no reason to change your plans and force yourself to wait! For more information about Ferguson Property Agents: www.fergusonproperty.com.au For further information or to speak with Justin Ferguson, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – rachel@360pr.com.au – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 Voucherfollow.com Is Launched by 25 Years Old Young Entrepreneur to Save Money Online Shoppers Worldwide 2017-06-05T11:58:16Z voucherfollow-com-is-launched-by-25-years-old-young-entrepreneur-to-save-money-online-shoppers-worldwide To help people cut down the cost of various products and items and more to increase the purchasing power of the people especially in the post era of recession and economic meltdown across the globe, a 25-year-old young entrepreneur named Ashwani Chauhan has launched Voucherfollow.com. This first Indian e-commerce of its type is dedicated to helping people buy more products at lower prices, using online voucher codes and discount coupons. 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He has collaborated with photographers such as Craig McDean, Steven Meisel and Paolo Roversi; and his work has graced the pages of Vogue, i-D magazine, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. A regular jetsetter to work on the runways of fashion weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan; in June Eugene will travel to Sydney for a creative masterclass at Hair Expo Australia. In his BE Creative masterclass, Eugene will share insights into his exclusive world of hair for fashion and the show, in partnership with Mizutani Scissors, is shaping up to be a spectacular production, with Eugene supported by team of some of the best hairstylists and creative names in Australian fashion. The BE Creative Masterclass at Hair Expo Australia supported by #TeamEugene, will include: ·         Frank Apostolopoulos, current Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, who will host the show.   ·         Renya Xydis from Valonz Haircutters salon. Renya is widely considered one of Australia’s top editorial stylists and is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, which has seen her work for more than three decades with some of world’s leading publications, from Vanity Fair to Vogue. ·         Travis Balcke will act as the production director for Eugene during the masterclass. Travis is a prolific Australian editorial stylist who has worked with celebrities like Bjork, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore, among others. ·         #TeamEugene2017 will also include renowned stylists Keiren Street, Jayne Wild and Pete Lennon; as well as Alfie Sackett and Jaimie Tanner, who will collaborate to bring to life the signature looks that Eugene has selected from his favourite shows over the past decade. ·         Renowned fashion photographer, Georges Antoni will lend his creative vision to the show. Georges’ portfolio includes celebrities like Rihanna, Miranda Kerr, and Naomi Campbell. ·         In addition to three looks on centre stage created by Eugene, 12 models will complete the extraordinary runway carried out by Australian editorial stylist, Melissa Nixon. Melissa’s runway vision will reflect Eugene’s creative inspiration from the early punk rock movement. ·         Widely considered one of Australia’s most successful makeup artists, Rae Morris will be on hand to complete the makeup looks for each model. Rae’s clients include Kelly Rowland, Cyndi Lauper and Pink. The show is set to be an immersive multimedia experience, with cameras capturing all the fun and action both onstage and backstage, and projecting the live footage back to large screens on the Centre Stage throughout the show. This level of interaction will provide an intimate and valuable insight into what hairdressers can expect when they finally have their moment to lead or assist on a major fashion show or editorial shoot. As Frank says, “it will be epic”. The world of backstage fashion, editorial shoots and runway shows is a great career achievement for any stylist. Fast, powerful, dynamic and full of high energy, stylists are challenged in every way to bring the best on the day and to achieve the look that is going to set the benchmark for the season and hopefully for their career. For so many aspiring and talented hairdressers, the chance of stardom at Milan, Paris, London and New York fashion weeks is a career dream, and an ambitious goal. Eugene’s show at Hair Expo will bring London, New York, Paris and Milan to their doorstep, where he will share all these moments with the audience in the education seminar of a lifetime. On centre stage, Eugene will entertain and educate while he takes them on a powerful journey by sharing just what they need to take their hairdressing skills to new career heights. Eugene Souleiman: the fashion world’s premier hairstylist Eugene Souleiman is one of the most influential hairstylists today, a true visionary who inspires and sets the trends that other stylists follow. Eugene’s sense of humour and unique way of looking at hair permeates every avant-garde style he creates. He thrives to push boundaries, taking risks with both colour and length, and this is most prevalent in his hair sculptures. His endless stream of ideas and constant experimentation means he is continuously evolving and creating. “People should have fun with hair,” says Eugene, “It grows and changes all the time. And it’s only hair, really.” His career began in 1982, when by chance, a job placement centre led him to become an apprentice to a hairdresser. There was no turning back; Eugene had found his niche. He worked closely with Trevor Sorbie for nearly 10 years, learning the “Sassoon way”, before branching out to create cutting-edge trends in his own inimitable style. Eugene’s career is growing from strength to strength – having held prestigious creative director roles with the biggest brands in the world, Eugene is now the global creative director for Wella Professional. Eugene’s unique talent for interpreting designers’ ideas into a concrete vision that complements the clothes lends him to be in constant demand. He has worked on countless fashion shows for designers such as Dolce&Gabbana, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Dries van Noten, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Ann Demeulemeester, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy, Kenzo, Lanvin, Issey Miyake, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Valentino, Hermès, and Hussein Chalayan. He is a regular contributor to the most influential of fashion publications including: Italian Vogue, British Vogue, French Vogue, US Vogue, Self Service, i-D magazine, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused and the New York Times. The list of photographers Eugene has collaborated with reads like a who’s who of photography: Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Paolo Roversi, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Sean Ellis, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Satoshi, Fabien Baron, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Mario Testino, Richard Burbridge, Richard Bush and Solve Sundsbo; whom he has worked with on numerous advertising campaigns for fashion labels like Givenchy, Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, Guerlain, Jil Sander, Moschino, Lanvin, Hermès, Yohji Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Versus, Narciso Rodriguez, Balenciaga, Donna Karan, and Emanuel Ungaro. Eugene collaborated with Jake & Dinos Chapman on an art exhibition called ‘The Art of Chess’, where he individually styled the hair of each chess figure. In addition, Eugene headed the styling for the Fashion Rocks Charity event, benefiting The Prince’s Trust. He oversaw 80 assistants presenting on fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, YSL and many others. Eugene is currently based in London and works extensively between New York, London, Milan and Paris. Eugene Souleiman’s BE Creative Masterclass at Hair Expo Australia is powered by Mizutani Australia, Wella Professional, ghd Hair, Balmain Hair Couture and YS Park Professional; and will take place on Sunday 11 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) in Darling Harbour. Tickets for Hair Expo Australia can be purchased at www.hairexpoaustralia.com One step closer to marriage equality - The Evermore Pledge confirm first ‘Marriage’ 2017-06-01T02:37:10Z one-step-closer-to-marriage-equality-the-evermore-pledge-confirm-first-marriage The Australian Marriage Service officially introduces the 'Evermore Pledge', a groundbreaking social enterprise, providing an independent and legal alternative for same-sex couples who wish to wed. The first ‘Marriage’ conducted using the Evermore Pledge will be held in 1 July 2017 on the Gold Coast. Michelle Anderson, Founder and Celebrant from The Australian Marriage Service says, “We are thrilled to offer a legal alternative to traditional ‘marriage’. The Evermore Pledge consolidates an array of legal and financial components which, when affirmed at a ‘wedding’ ceremony, provides couples with a love contract that replicates traditional marriage as closely as possible. “Until marriage equality is embraced by the Australian Government, this is THE way for couples to gain equal rights,” said Michelle. The Evermore Pledge was established with three main objectives: To provide an interim solution for LGBTIQ couples that wish to marry but cannot, by giving them a legal, educated and ethical alternative. To expediate the government to amend the Marriage Act 1961, encompassing equal marriage for all; an overdue social change needed to grant basic human rights that are currently denied to a significant number of Australians. Profits generated by the Evermore Pledge will be donated to associated charities and organisations with aligned goals. The ‘Evermore Pledge’ blends romance with a legally binding contract that addresses the components that fall under the Australian Marriage Act 1961 such as wills, beneficiaries, power of attorney, next of kin, superannuation, finances, estate planning etc. Michelle, a leading Queensland civil marriage celebrant, is already an innovator in the industry, with her no-frills express wedding business, run like the registry office, but at a beach side location. The Evermore Pledge initiative, however, stands aside from her core business as a social enterprise with profits going to associated charities. Alee Fogarty and Carly Naughton are set to be the first couple to be ‘Married’ under the Evermore Pledge on 1 July 2017. Alee says, “We are beyond excited and already know of many couples like us who have registered their interest to finally be able to demonstrate our love for each other as a couple in a legally binding way!” About The Evermore Pledge: The M2.1 Independent Legal Evermore Pledge has been formed with the cooperation of Melbourne-based law firm Nevile and Co., and will become available Australia wide as celebrants from around the country become familiar with the concept and incorporate it into their existing commitment ceremonies. For futher information go to: www.newwaytowed.com.au Turn your home into a winter haven! 2017-05-31T22:51:11Z turn-your-home-into-a-winter-haven With the colder, shorter and darker days under way, making sure your home is well prepped can truly make or break your winter happiness. Whether you like it or not, winter is here to stay for the next few months, so it’s important to make some little changes to your home now and create your own cosy haven before hibernating for winter. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top winter styling tips, “Since we tend to spend a lot more time curled up indoors than any other season, your home needs to feel extra inviting and comforting. Making a few changes around the home can also help with your energy bill, so try bringing in large rugs, runner rugs for cold floor hallways, introduce thick curtains and bring out the winter doonas to feel warmer without turning up the air con. 1. Bring the outside in Fight off the housebound feeling by bringing in fresh flowers, succulents or floor standing plants that will breathe life into your home, can assist in filtrating the air, and they look amazing! By bringing the outdoors in, you are also less likely to open windows so less likely to feel the cold chill. 2. Layer to create a cocoon-like space Winter is all about comfort, so choose a variety of different textures and fabrics to trap heat inside. Heavy thick curtains will also help contain warmth. Layering throws, blankets and cushions on your bed and sofa will instantly warm up your rooms and help you get cosy. For a plush looking sofa, mix fabrics such as wool, faux fur and velvet for a really glam winter look. Ensure you have enough storage solutions (such as baskets) to store extra throws and blankets, it’s good to have them at the ready in your bedroom or living room and they can still present well if placed in the right basket. 3. Add warmth to your interiors Adding warm coloured tones to your décor is a great way to bring warmth to your interior. Select rich tones, which are also on trend and lux, such as copper, burnt orange and mustard, and maroon. These deep tones are great for winter styling and in contract to summer months; these changes alone can completely freshen up your interiors! This is also a good time to introduce the depth of colour to feature walls to make your home feel more intimate and dramatic. Having a visually warm palette will enrich all the senses. 4. Accessorising with colour pops If you prefer not to paint or wallpaper something permanent, you can introduce colour through accessories, blinds, cushions and rugs. Metallic pops like gold, copper and brass will also add a hint of drama and a feeling of richness. Think about accessories, vessels, candles or small occasional furniture like side tables. 5. Brighten up your mood with lighting and beautiful scents Soft lighting will help to make your home feel brighter in the cooler months and in turn, lift your mood too! Table lamps and floor lamps are essential as the light is murkier and darker in winter, so you will need the warm glow of a statement table lamp. Candles are also essential to resist the urge to turn on every light in the house. Candles also assist in masking damp or unpleasant smells that come with having a house shut up tight during the gloomy weather. 6. Rearrange your layout for a fresh mind Orient items in a way that maximises the heat from fireplaces or heaters. As you won’t be opening doors or windows as much, you can place sofas, armchairs or consoles in front of these otherwise dead spaces. This may double your feeling of space as you wouldn’t normally opt for blocking access, but in winter is not such an issue. It will allow you to get creative and refresh your living and bedroom spaces. A fresh mind and a happier, warmer home! For more information, please visit: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Fearless and Fabulous: Australia's oldest beauty queen off to Las Vegas to compete for Mrs Earth 2017 world title! 2017-05-31T10:22:23Z fearless-and-fabulous-australia-s-oldest-beauty-queen-off-to-las-vegas-to-compete-for-mrs-earth-2017-world-title At fifty-five years of age and a typical tomboy, Suzi Dent is not your average beauty queen. Yet, Suzi is now only weeks away from jetting off to Las Vegas to represent Australia at one of the world's top five beauty pageants: Mrs Earth 2017 – and if Suzi has her way, she will be returning with the crown! A positive mindset and an inspiringly quirky attitude has helped Suzi find her road to success. Suzi’s positive ageing mindset is a huge influence on her ability to do what she does. Suzi is incredibly proud to be the first 55-year-young Mrs Earth Australia, and believes age is a state-of-mind rather than a life-defining figure. Before Mrs Earth Australia, Suzi’s tomboy demeanour meant she had never even worn a formal gown, but she has a strong belief that the opportunities you are given in life should be accepted and cherished. Even if it means throwing away the shorts and joggers for sequinned frocks and high heels! This has been both a blessing and a challenge for Suzi, who admits she would never have perceived herself as a beauty queen. Suzi believes that women and men age themselves out of life by developing negative connotations toward ageing. At 55, Suzi has never felt more alive and wants to encourage others to embrace the inevitable! Suzi’s fearless mindset is powerfully inspiring, and she is determined to “start a conversation” about positive ageing. “I want to help other women celebrate and embrace being over 50. I’m a natural beauty, not a user of botox or fillers, and try to embrace a healthy mind and body with regular exercise and good nutrition,” said Suzi “I am hoping to inspire women to stop paying attention to their age number, and be fearless about making changes in their lives, and to celebrate their wrinkles, life experiences and knowledge.” Suzi’s road toward beauty queen stardom in Las Vegas has been a challenging personal journey which she has embraced with the support of her husband of 25 years. Prior to the Mrs Earth beauty pageant, Suzi’s wardrobe consisted of baggy shirts, shorts and sneakers. With a background in hair and makeup artistry, Suzi is now experiencing what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the beauty experiences. While the glamour of wearing frocks and learning to walk in high heels has brought excitement to Suzi’s life, her genuine passion is in helping others, and the Mrs Earth 2017 pageant has provided a platform for Suzi to spread awareness. Suzi works closely with Soles4Souls, a charity that collects lightly worn shoes and distributes to those who have none, in countries all around the world. Living in Australia, having shoes is something that is taken for granted and donating them to Soles4Souls affords children the opportunity to receive an education and adults the opportunity to apply for jobs and support their family. What we see as a simplistic necessity can be a life-changing opportunity for others. Suzi has developed a legacy project for 2017 aiming to introduce a shoe drive to every school in the country. As well as providing tremendous opportunity to others, donating shoes is beneficial to the environment. Suzi is passionate that this project will be the beginning of a long-term success, where children will be educated to make eco-aware, charitable decisions. Suzi is determined to use her platform as Mrs Earth Australia 2017 to encourage men and women to embrace ageing and promote her legacy project for Soles4Souls. Her positive mindset and advocacy for ageing gracefully are what separates Suzi from the crowd. These characteristics along with her quirky, outgoing personality are sure to influence her success in the upcoming Mrs Earth 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. Suzi will be competing at the International Mr & Mrs Earth in Las Vegas from June 8-12, 2017. -ends- About Suzi Dent Suzi Dent is 55 years young and hails from the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. A proud mother to 15 year old six foot four Jack, Suzi and her husband of 26 years Don, relocated 14 years ago from Sydney where she was born and raised. They live in a home with solar powered electricity and are a passionate upcycling family. From furniture to clothes and household appliances, they have raised their child as a bargain hunter. With the knowledge that new in the box toys and clothes are not necessary and upcycled bargains can always be found, better and cheaper.  A multiple award winning television and advertising hair and makeup artist with 34 years experience, Suzi is a veteran of her industry and mentors apprentice makeup artists on a volunteer basis. She is also a moulage special effects makeup artist, working with the police to create realistic wounds for training scenarios.  Completely changing the narrative of her life and getting out of her 30 year comfort zone of wearing shorts and runners and dressing in tomboy style, Suzi has embraced wearing dresses and learned to walk in high heels as a first time pageant Queen, to raise awareness about the charity soles4souls. Suzi credits the Mrs Earth pageant with changing her mindset and helping her to embrace and discover her inner glamorous self. Wielding her sash and crown to create public awareness about her platform soles4souls, in January Suzi created a national campaign, when Bartercard Australia agreed to open their offices around the country as permanent drop spots for shoe donations. Soles4souls collect our new or lightly worn shoes to distribute to those who have none, in countries around the world. Having a pair of shoes allows children to get an education and adults to get a job and support their family and often our access to a constant supply of shoes is taken for granted. Fashion is the second biggest cause of landfill in the world and Suzi is passionate about educating school age children about charity and eco-awareness and the pollution that our clothes and shoes cause. This is where Suzi is focussing her energy as she believes that providing the right education to our children using this simple initiative, will help change the future of our personal planet pollution. Suzi has always been a passionate charity activist. As a hair and makeup artist she has worked with several charities, one closest to her heart is the Leukaemia Foundations national World’s Greatest Shave Campaign  where for the past 9 years  she has created and hand-made the miniature wigs and costumes for the famous ‘Chinville’ advertisements, which sees her turn upside down human chins into unique characters each year, helping to raise millions of dollars to help find a cure for blood cancer.  Being a positively motivating influence with women over 50 and starting a conversation around the world about aging with a positive mindset, is a platform Suzi is very greatful for. Her favourite mantra is “Age is just a number, it’s what you do with it that counts!” Suzi's 2 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmhhcL8PMq4 Joanne Rahn Director zanthii communications Phone: 0402 148 334 Email: joanne@zanthii.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiau