The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-17T23:36:19Z 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses 2019-06-17T23:36:19Z 15-minute-coffee-breaks-are-costing-australian-businesses How much are coffee breaks costing your business? Media Release - 18 June 2019 JURA Australia reveals innocent 15 minute coffee breaks are costing Australian businesses much more money and time than they may realise. On average, according to JURA’s ‘Best Coffee Machines For Office’ Calculators, coffee breaks are costing businesses with 10 employees over $10,000 and 270 hours in lost time every year. Investing in a JURA coffee machine for your office space will increase productivity as it will minimise trips outside the office and is proven to boost employee morale. George Liakatos, General Manager of JURA Australia says, “Productivity is key in business. Employees need to feel empowered and committed to the overall mission and goals in order to be productive during their working hours. JURA fully automatic coffee machines are the ultimate workplace perk that cuts costs, saves time and delivers big for Australian businesses. Our range of professional machines increase employee morale and productivity all while saving precious company money. It’s a win-win for both employer and employee.” While the small company statistics may be scary – for larger companies with 50 employees, coffee breaks can cost the business an average of $46,000 and 1,350 hours in lost time each year! In this case, the cost of a JURA coffee machine would pay for itself within only two months of use. The average coffee break in Australian workplaces is 15 minutes, but offices with a coffee machine can get back that valuable work time. A JURA coffee machine for your office is a cost-effective approach that guarantees barista quality coffee at the touch of a button, as the machines use freshly ground beans, not capsuled pods. What is the JURA difference? All machines use beans, not pods (tastes like barista quality and great option for sustainably conscious businesses) The JURA J.O.E app allows users to create a coffee profile for each user down to the grind, amount of milk and type of coffee (save even more time as employees can save their own personal drink settings!) Save money, calculate how much here: www.bestcoffeemachineforoffice.com.au/calculators/ Simply press a profile and the machine will start making the personalised coffee (at the touch of a button) Easy to clean, simply plug in, add the cleaning solution and the job is done (no maintenance worries!) All in the one unit (except the milk container) The best office coffee machines: JURA WE8: 30 cups per day Featuring a wide choice of speciality coffees, the WE8 is equipped with a 3L water tank, a bean container for 500g of coffee beans and a grounds container with the capacity of 25 portions. The One-Touch function creates trend specialities like latte macchiato, flat white or cappuccino very simply at the touch of a button. The modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple even for inexperienced users. RRP $2,690. JURA X8: 80 cups per day The X8 is incredibly versatile: it can prepare the full range of speciality coffees finished with milk and milk foam as well as black coffees and the classic pot of coffee. For tea lovers, it also prepares hot water at different temperature levels. With its solid, height-adjustable dual spout, it can create a speciality coffee – or even two beverages simultaneously – and dispense them into the cups or glasses, at the touch of a button. RRP $3,949. *All calculations are general in nature and based on prices and offerings of JURA professional coffee machines. To discuss your exact needs and deals contact JURA or your local distributor. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. www.au.jura.com For more information, hi-res imagery or to trial a JURA coffee machine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – rachel@360pr.com.au Level Lemonade Now Available Nationally 2019-06-17T22:56:06Z level-lemonade-now-available-nationally Level Lemonade, the new “better for you” soft-drink range taking lemonade to a new level, is now available nationally at Caltex in three flavours; Original Lemon, Lemon&Orange and Lemon&Pineapple. In one single 300ml bottle, Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink on the market and also includes 100% of your daily intake of Vitamin C, while also being low in sugar. Based on the latest nutritional recommendations, Level Lemonade shows you how delicious a soft drink can be while also being ‘better-for-you’. One of Australia’s leading Dietitians and Nutritionists, Rebecca Gawthorne says, “Australians are becoming increasingly health conscious and seeking healthier alternatives to high sugar foods and beverages, including soft drink. I’m excited that Level Lemonade is now available nationally, as it gives Aussies the opportunity to choose a better drink option that tastes delicious and fits in with their healthy lifestyle.” “As well as being low in sugar, Level Lemonade contains Magnesium and Vitamin C. Magnesium is needed by our bodies to generate energy, make new proteins and helps keep our muscles and nerves healthy. Vitamin C helps protect our bodies cells from damage and is important for our skin, bones, connective tissue and immune system,” adds Rebecca. Level Beverages, the creators behind the new range, is excited to expand their existing range of “better for you” drink brands, which already consists of 28 BLACK natural energy drink and AriZona Iced Tea. Australia is the first country in the world to receive this truly innovative soft-drink range, with other Asia Pacific markets to follow. Managing Director of Level Beverages since 2013, Chrish Graebner, says, “We are very proud – after many years of research and development – to launch what we believe truly to be the next generation of soft-drinks. Looking for a healthful carbonated beverage is a major global consumer trend.” Level Lemonade is a premium soft drink and is ideal for anyone, the soft drink lover, for the sport and fitness fanatic, health conscious or maybe even for those in need of a hangover preventative to take as your last drink of the night. There’s a time and a place for everyone! Key differences between Level Lemonade and other soft drinks on the market include: High in Magnesium – with 160 mg per bottle Level Lemonade contains the highest amount of magnesium found in any other drink. Low Sugar – Level Lemonade is 97.5% sugar free. High in Vitamin C – The tangy drink will provide the 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! High in Fizz – Level Lemonade has been carefully designed for consumers who like carbonated soft drinks, but are looking for a healthier alternative. “With kombucha being a popular choice for consumers of late, I am convinced that there are many people out there looking for a healthier, refreshing alternative who do not like the taste proposition of a fermented drink,” says Chrish. Level Lemonade is available now at Caltex nationally for RRP $3.85, selected Ezy Marts, a growing number of other fine retailers or online: www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade For further information, images or product samples please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: rachel@360pr.com.au or (02) 9571 4448 Car Rental Chief Challenges Competitors To “Recycle For Charity” 2019-06-17T22:00:14Z car-rental-chief-challenges-competitors-to-recycle-for-charity MEDIA RELEASE For release 18 June, 2019 ‘Car Rental Chief Challenges Competitors To “Recycle For Charity”’ Car rental companies are challenged to raise money for charity by replicating Gold Coast Family Car Rentals’ Recycling for Charity program. Gold Coast, June 2019. Car Rental companies are facing a brand new challenge - to step up and raise money for charity by replicating Gold Coast Family Car Rentals’ Recycling for Charity program. Realising that many of their customers don’t have a real opportunity to cash in their containers under Queensland’s new Container deposit scheme, Gold Coast Family Car Rentals recently launched a Recycling for Charity Drive to get behind the state’s recycling program. CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson is a firm believer in giving back to the community, “We’re taking a stand against needless environmental pollution and challenging other companies to join in. Car rental companies don’t often get to make a direct contribution to the health of environment while also supporting local charities, so we’d like to maximise this opportunity and get other companies involved. Using the reusable shopping bags we provide with each rental, customers can now return their empty recyclable containers to us at the end of their trip and we’ll exchange them for cash to support a number of worthwhile charities. Proceeds will be distributed equally between the nominated organisations.” Charities that will benefit from the fund-raising drive are: Variety - the Children’s Charity headspace - National Youth Mental Health foundation Beyond Blue - Mental health support and advice for everyone in Australia Dementia Australia RSL DefenceCare - help for Australian veterans and their families in need Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Treating and releasing sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. Variety -The Children’s charity was founded in 1928 and supports kids and families facing immense challenges through illness, disadvantage or special needs. They enable kids to gain mobility, achieve independence, increase their self-esteem and attain their full potential. In 2018, Variety gave 111,712 Aussie kids a fair go through grants of equipment, programs, experiences and Variety Heart Scholarships. Drinks containers are the second most littered item in Queensland and a major contributor to pollution of the environment. While nearly all can be recycled, most end up in landfills. The focus of the Containers for Change scheme is on away-from-home containers, which are the most littered. The project aims to increase employment opportunities, support protection of wildlife, and foster fund raising opportunities for community organisations and charities. “We’ve registered with the Containers for Change Scheme and now have a small recycling centre up and running at our depot. This enables us to sort and return eligible containers to any of their exchange centres and have the proceeds deposited on behalf of the community benefit organisations which we support.” says Darryl. Eligible containers include beer up to 500ml and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks; soft drink and water containers between 150ml and 3 litres; flavoured milk and pure juice containers up to 1 litre. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is a family run business committed to providing the best levels of service and value since 2001. Full details of the Recycling for Charity drive are available on their website, with links provided to make additional donations to an individual charity or an equal contribution to all six charities. RELATED BLOG: A helpful way of giving back RELATED BLOG: Gold Coast Car Rentals Chief Recycle For Charity Airport Family Holiday Vehicle Hire Deals For media enquiries, please contact: Alexandra Lenard | media@baxton.me | 07 3040 3018 WWW.FAMILYCARRENTALS.COM.AU Leading Agent Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate 2019-06-06T01:34:33Z leading-agent-adrian-wilson-launches-ayre-real-estate Sydney City’s leading agent returns to Agency Adrian Wilson launches Ayre Real Estate – a new way of doing business in the apartment market Media Release - 6 June 2019 Multi-award winning Real Estate Agent and entrepreneur Adrian Wilson has today launched an innovative apartment focused agency, Ayre Real Estate. Situated on the ground floor of the exclusive Sheraton On The Park hotel, the new venture by Wilson is a strategic move to offer specialised services to the premium apartment market, an area which Wilson believes has significant opportunity for improvement in the level of service, quality of marketing and specialist advice for apartment owners in this growing segment. Adrian Wilson, Founder and Principal of Ayre Real Estate says, “Buying, selling, renting or investing in apartments requires a completely different strategy to typical houses. The common agency structure does not cater well enough for the differences in approach required in order to achieve the best results for these owners. Ayre was created to fill a significant service gap in the Sydney property market at a time when apartment living is in its prime.” Adrian plans to utilise his experience as well as learnings from an Executive MBA at UTS, consulting experience to several developers and a prior executive placement for an ASX listed property company, to propel the new agency's growth. Adrian is perhaps one of the most forward-thinking and well-rounded agents the industry. The former founder of Wilson Property Agents is no stranger to the apartment market or to launching a new agency in a softer market. Back in 2008, Wilson opened his first agency on Hyde Park which went from strength to strength and was twice named one of the fastest growing companies in Australia by BRW Fast 100 awards operating from two prominent offices in Sydney City Amongst other accolades, Wilson Property Agents was awarded two Agency of the Year REINSW Awards for Excellence as well as Boutique Independent Agency of the Year by the Real Estate Business Awards, plus they took out the REINSW Digital Marketing Award prior to acquiring another agency business and then successfully exiting the company via an off-market acquisition in 2014. “There is a significant number of brand-new apartment developments which have recently been completed, are in planning or nearing settlement. These developments, alongside existing residential buildings, tend to be located and offer an attractive lifestyle or investment, especially for downsizers wanting the convenience of inner-city living or a buzzing urban village. Sydney City apartments attract strong interest from owner occupiers, investors, renters and off-plan purchasers, which means the market is more resilient during softer periods due to continued demand across all market segments" said Wilson. "The market for high quality, well located prestige apartments continues to remain relatively strong despite general market conditions. We are very excited to be leading the charge on providing a higher level of service to this market segment and believe the future prospects for our clients in this market are extremely positive,” added Wilson. About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists, delivers apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au For further information, images or to request an interview with Adrian Wilson, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King | rachel@360pr.com.au | 02 9571 4448 Gold Coast Car Rentals Airport Family Holiday Vehicle Hire Recycle Charity Deals 2019-06-05T22:00:01Z gold-coast-car-rentals-airport-family-holiday-vehicle-hire-recycle-charity-deals Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is challenging other Queensland rental companies to join their Recycling for Charity program With its astounding natural beauty, fabulous climate and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast region attracts millions of visitors a year. And what’s not to love? Almost 60km of pristine beaches, world-heritage listed rainforests, navigable waterways and, best of all, almost 300 days of sunshine per year, make it a popular tourist destination and out-of-towners spend an average 3.2 days exploring the region’s many delights. Unfortunately, all this fun in the sun comes at a price, as Queensland uses close to 3 billion beverage containers a year. Although easy to recycle, it is the state’s second most littered item. This makes the Gold Coast a prime candidate for Containers for Change, as the refund initiative is aimed specifically at litter associated with drinks enjoyed outdoors and away from home (e.g. soft drinks, bottled water, beer, fruit juice and flavoured milk). RELATED ARTICLE: Travelling Tips From Cheap and Affordable Gold Coast Airport Car Hire Rentals Companies in Queensland Introduced in Queensland in November 2018, it gives people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment. It reduces the number of littered drink containers and increases the state’s recycling rate. The scheme also provides benefits to social enterprises, communities, and regional and remote areas by creating a new job, recycling and fundraising opportunities. Although more than 230 container refund points are in operation across the state, Darryl Essington-Wilson, owner of Gold Coast Family Car Rentals quickly realised this his company’s holiday customers aren't able to prioritise cashing in their holiday containers, losing a small but steady income stream that could be useful elsewhere. “We saw this an ideal opportunity to suggest to our customers that they bring their cans and bottles back to our depot when they return their rental vehicles prior to going home.” Each rental vehicle is supplied with a couple of reusable shopping bags, and customers are encouraged to bring “back their empties”. Darryl registered a charity assistance program Recycling for Charity with Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme, enabling his company to return eligible containers (aluminium, glass, plastic and cardboard) and have the proceeds deposited on behalf of six charities they chose to support. RELATED ARTICLE: Find the Best Cheap Airport Car Hire Rentals Companies for Under 21 drivers in the Gold Coast, Queensland The company has built a small recycling section at its depot where containers can be separated and stored until delivered to an exchange centre. It only raises a modest amount of cash, but it’s not about the money. Visitors to the beautiful Gold Coast seem to love the idea. It allows them to leave a tiny token of their appreciation, rather than seeing money going back into government coffers. Any Queenslander can nominate Recycling for Charity to receive their 10c refund payments, but Darryl is challenging fellow Gold Coast car rental companies, in particular, to join his community fund program. “It isn’t often that car rental companies have an opportunity to make a positive contribution to both community service groups and to the environment,” he says. “We’re glad we’ve made this initiative – and want others to come on board.” Recycling for Charity supports: Variety - the Children’s Charity headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation Beyond Blue - Mental health support and advice for everyone in Australia Dementia Australia RSL DefenceCare - help for Australian veterans and their families in need Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Treating and releasing sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. All expenses in relation to Recycling for Charity are borne by Gold Coast Family Car Rentals and the program will fully and equally benefit its chosen charities. To contribute towards the initiative, use the registration ID: C10075766. For those planning to travel in and around Gold Coast city, and particularly between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, and including the Gold Coast Airport, making sure to book online with Car Hire Gold Coast or Gold Coast Airport Car Rental, or call + 61 7 5508 3333. Pick up and drop off at the Gold Coast Airport can be arranged. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. World Oceans Day - Saturday 8 June 2019-06-04T20:33:36Z world-oceans-day-saturday-8-june Ocean Guardian committed to World Oceans Day Improving fish stocks for commercial and recreational fishing, thanks to the new FISH01 Media Release - 5 June 2019 World Oceans Day takes place every 8th of June and is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance the ocean plays in our lives and the ways people can help protect it. Ocean Guardian makes significant efforts to safeguard all marine life and is therefore proud to celebrate World Oceans Day through its commitment to ocean protection and conservation. Powered by Shark Shield® Technology; Ocean Guardian’s shark deterrent systems aren’t just designed to protect you, but also the ocean - eliminating the need for shark nets, drum lines and needless shark culls. Best of all, it doesn’t harm the shark either. The FISH01 by Ocean Guardian; is a successfully-tested new product designed to significantly reduce the number of fish taken by sharks - whilst fishing - therefore protecting fish stocks. Sharks are opportunistic by nature and will naturally single out any food source that appears easy to exploit. No-where is a shark’s opportunistic behaviour more apparent than when fishing. It’s well known among both the commercial and recreational fishing communities that a struggling fish is irresistible to sharks (i.e. known as the shark tax). Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon, explains “Fishermen have bag limits set by governments to manage fish stocks, however, because sharks take sometimes 7 out of every 10 fish hooked, a lot more fish die as a result of commercial and recreational fishing than the bag limits intended. The FISH01 significantly reduces the number of fish taken by sharks which then directly contributes to improving our fish stocks and environment. Not to mention, less time moving to different locations in an effort to avoid sharks, results in less fuel burned and less wasted time. A win-win for both angler and the environment”. “The FISH01 has no effect on the targeted fish species. Our Shark Shield® Technology has been developed to specifically take advantage of the highly sensitive electrical receptors called the ‘Ampullae of Lorenzini’ present in a shark’s snout. Since fish are without these receptors, Shark Shield® Technology has no effect on them. For several years now, divers and spear fisherman have reported that their catches have been unaffected by their Ocean Guardian devices,” adds Lindsay. About Ocean Guardian: The world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Developed over two decades of research and government approved, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, proven to turn sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Our products are the ultimate ocean guardian providing peace of mind for ocean lovers around the world whether you’re boating, fishing, diving, snorkelling or surfing. By using Ocean Guardian products you’ll be supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for lethal shark nets, drumlines, or shark culling, and increasing fish stocks by reducing shark tax. www.ocean-guardian.com For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Car Rental Companies Challenged To Recycle For Charity 2019-06-04T02:44:34Z car-rental-companies-challenged-to-recycle-for-charity MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 4 June 2019 ‘Car Rental Companies Challenged To Recycle For Charity’ Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is challenging other rental companies to join their Recycling for Charity program The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s major event areas year-round, thanks to almost perennial sunny weather and a bustling social calendar, so there’s always something to enjoy. Visitors to the area can look forward to an array of sterling events over the winter, and many of these are free. In the lineup over the next few months are the Gold Coast Food and Wine Festival, the Groundwater Country Music Festival on Broadbeach, the SWELL Sculpture Festival on Currumbin Beach, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. This is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals, featuring Australian talent as well as international acts. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals have launched a double benefit drive to help holidaymakers do good for the environment and local charities at the same time while attending events on the Gold Coast. A new initiative will see them turn their customers’ recyclables into cash for charities, and they’re urging other companies to do the same. CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson says, “We love having an array of entertainment on our doorstep year-round, drawing visitors to enjoy all the attractions on the Gold Coast. Festivals like these can, however, generate a lot of litter and we would encourage event-goers to be conscientious around their recyclables. This is why we’re now including a few reusable shopping bags to go out with each rental. Our customers can fill these with their empty drinks containers and return them to us at the end of their trip. We’ll then exchange them for cash to support six different charities in our Community fund program.” All aluminium, glass, plastic and cardboard drink containers between 15.ml and 3L can be returned under the container deposit scheme launched in Queensland in November 2018. The government levies 10c per container to help fund the 'Containers for Change' scheme and have set up exchange centres that will refund the levy on eligible containers. “Containers that go straight to a recycling centre forfeit the 10c levy refund. We saw an opportunity to make each 10c count towards a worthy cause - collecting and exchanging our customers’ empty containers means we can send those funds somewhere they can do a lot of good,” says Darryl. One of the charities that will benefit from the program is Beyond Blue, an organisation committed to providing knowledge, skills and support to people across Australia to protect their mental health. Their research shows that three million Australians currently experience anxiety or depression. Beyond Blue are tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination and breaking down barriers to enable people to speak up and reach out when in need. Their dedicated effort reaches people at home, work, school, university, online and in communities. “We’d like to see other companies join our drive to channel funds to worthy causes like Beyond Blue and others, via our Recycling for Charity program. The 'Containers for Change' scheme is a great start to increase recycling rates in Queensland, in a time where we’re seeing plastic pollution becoming a scourge on beaches everywhere. This is an eyesore that also has a hugely detrimental impact on marine life. And if we can use that drive to give back to organisations providing support to vulnerable citizens, I’d say that’s a win-win situation.” says Darryl. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals prioritise providing the very best levels of service and value to their customers. They guarantee the lowest price, vehicle cleanliness and reliability, and peace of mind and they offer free child seats with each rental. See Blog: A Helpful Way Of Giving Back For media enquiries, please contact: Alexandra Lenard | media@baxton.me | 07 3040 3018 WWW.FAMILYCARRENTALS.COM.AU Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Gold Coast Entrepreneur Issues Challenge To Queensland Car Rental Companies 2019-05-28T01:25:51Z gold-coast-entrepreneur-issues-challenge-to-queensland-car-rental-companies-2 MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 28 May 2019 ‘Gold Coast Entrepreneur Issues Challenge To Queensland Car Rental Companies’ Gold Coast Family Car Rentals’ Recycling for Charity initiative turns empty drinks containers into aid for local charities – and they want other Queensland rental companies to get involved. Gold Coast, May 2019. Taking a trip to the Gold Coast with the family this winter? Road trips are great fun, but they can be thirsty work. And after several stops for refreshments on the way, empty containers can pile up pretty quickly. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is driving a new initiative to turn those empty cups, cans and cartons into cash for charity, and it’s a cinch to do. CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson elaborates, “Our vehicle preparation process now includes the addition of a couple of reusable shopping bags. These are often overlooked in holiday packing, and providing them means our customers don’t need to use plastic ones when they do their food and beverage shopping. Best of all though, when returning the car, customers can use the bags to return any empty drink containers eligible for a 10c refund. We’ll exchange them for cash in support of six different charities in our community fund program.” Darryl is extending the challenge to other Queensland car rental companies to do the same. There are approximately 3 billion containers used in Queensland every year and these are the second most littered items in the state, in spite of the fact that they can easily be recycled. Queensland launched its container refund scheme (CDS) on 1 November 2018, branded as Containers for Change to encourage recycling and reduce plastic pollution. Queensland currently has one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia at only 44%. Under this scheme, a 10c government levy per container is refunded on every container returned to an exchange centre. Aluminium, glass, plastic and cardboard drink containers between 15ml and 3L can be returned under the CDS. “Holidaymakers are not always going to have the time to find a local exchange centre, and will more likely discard them in a yellow top household bin or dumpster at their hotel. These containers will go directly to a recycling centre and the government keeps the original levy. But by bringing those containers back to us in the bags provided at the end of their trip, we can donate 10c to a worthy cause for every container returned,” says Darryl. The charities that will benefit from the initiative are: Variety - the Children’s Charity headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation Beyond Blue - Mental health support and advice for everyone in Australia Dementia Australia RSL DefenceCare - help for Australian veterans and their families in need Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Treating and releasing sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals prides itself on value, service and integrity, and Darryl maintains that these values extend to the greater community and the natural environment. “We have some of the most superb beaches in the world and people come from all over to enjoy them. We all need to do our bit to combat environmental pollution, and keeping our environs free of unnecessary litter is something we need to take responsibility for. It’s a big part of giving back to the area that our businesses benefit from. If we can recycle and donate to worthy charities at the same time, that’s an opportunity to do good twice at the same time.” Gold Coast Family Car Rentals boast Gold Star status as having Australia’s most consumer-friendly rental terms and conditions. They also offer the Lowest Price Guaranteed. See Blog: A Helpful Way Of Giving Back For media enquiries, please contact: Alexandra Lenard | media@baxton.me | 07 3040 3018 WWW.FAMILYCARRENTALS.COM.AU Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Gold Coast Entrepreneur Issues Challenge To Queensland Car Rental Companies 2019-05-27T22:23:37Z gold-coast-entrepreneur-issues-challenge-to-queensland-car-rental-companies-1 MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 28 May 2019 ‘Gold Coast Entrepreneur Issues Challenge To Queensland Car Rental Companies’ Gold Coast Family Car Rentals’ Recycling for Charity initiative turns empty drinks containers into aid for local charities – and they want other Queensland rental companies to get involved. Gold Coast, May 2019. Taking a trip to the Gold Coast with the family this winter? Road trips are great fun, but they can be thirsty work. And after several stops for refreshments on the way, empty containers can pile up pretty quickly. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is driving a new initiative to turn those empty cups, cans and cartons into cash for charity, and it’s a cinch to do. CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson elaborates, “Our vehicle preparation process now includes the addition of a couple of reusable shopping bags. These are often overlooked in holiday packing, and providing them means our customers don’t need to use plastic ones when they do their food and beverage shopping. Best of all though, when returning the car, customers can use the bags to return any empty drink containers eligible for a 10c refund. We’ll exchange them for cash in support of six different charities in our community fund program.” Darryl is extending the challenge to other Queensland car rental companies to do the same. There are approximately 3 billion containers used in Queensland every year and these are the second most littered items in the state, in spite of the fact that they can easily be recycled. Queensland launched its container refund scheme (CDS) on 1 November 2018, branded as Containers for Change to encourage recycling and reduce plastic pollution. Queensland currently has one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia at only 44%. Under this scheme, a 10c government levy per container is refunded on every container returned to an exchange centre. Aluminium, glass, plastic and cardboard drink containers between 15ml and 3L can be returned under the CDS. “Holidaymakers are not always going to have the time to find a local exchange centre, and will more likely discard them in a yellow top household bin or dumpster at their hotel. These containers will go directly to a recycling centre and the government keeps the original levy. But by bringing those containers back to us in the bags provided at the end of their trip, we can donate 10c to a worthy cause for every container returned,” says Darryl. The charities that will benefit from the initiative are: Variety - the Children’s Charity headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation Beyond Blue - Mental health support and advice for everyone in Australia Dementia Australia RSL DefenceCare - help for Australian veterans and their families in need Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Treating and releasing sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. Gold Coast Family Car Rentals prides itself on value, service and integrity, and Darryl maintains that these values extend to the greater community and the natural environment. “We have some of the most superb beaches in the world and people come from all over to enjoy them. We all need to do our bit to combat environmental pollution, and keeping our environs free of unnecessary litter is something we need to take responsibility for. It’s a big part of giving back to the area that our businesses benefit from. If we can recycle and donate to worthy charities at the same time, that’s an opportunity to do good twice at the same time.” Gold Coast Family Car Rentals boast Gold Star status as having Australia’s most consumer-friendly rental terms and conditions. They also offer the Lowest Price Guaranteed. See Blog: A Helpful Way Of Giving Back For media enquiries, please contact: Alexandra Lenard | media@baxton.me | 07 3040 3018 WWW.FAMILYCARRENTALS.COM.AU Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. World’s most effective shark deterrent proven by French Government Research 2019-05-27T20:28:23Z worlds-most-effective-shark-deterrent-proven-by-french-government-research Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology proven again as the world’s most effective shark deterrent by French Government Research Media Release - 28 May 2019 Following the success of the West Australian Government’s Shark Deterrent Rebate program and several independent studies proving the effectiveness of Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology to deter sharks, now the French Government has released new research conducted in Reunion Island. The research affirms Ocean Guardian has the best deterrent technology available on the market worldwide, proving efficacy on white sharks. Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian said, “Reunion Island has long been known for its sharky waters and countless attacks over the years leading to a ban on surfing in many locations, and the latest shark attack fatality is tragic. Our technology can reduce the risk of shark fatalities and provide peace of mind so people can continue to enjoy the ocean without fear. Just like seat belts, people need to take all possible safety measures to reduce the their risk, including the use of proven shark deterrent devices for surfing, diving and other activities.” The research findings from the French Government present Ocean Guardian as the frontrunner in technology offerings currently on the market and also suggests that other technology being marketed as “shark deterrents” may not actually work and will not protect humans from shark bites as effectively as Shark Shield Technology. The French Government tested and researched a range of products, including ESharkForce, No Shark, RPELA and Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM7, FREEDOM+ Surf and SCUBA7. Key findings from the latest research conducted by the French Government: Ocean Guardan’s Shark Shield Technology demonstrates efficacy on the white shark*. No safety product can be effective at 100% (seat belts, airbags, life jackets) however with the Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf the Ocean Guardian devices clearly produce the strongest electrical field. At 1M from the centre of the electrodes, the electrical field of the other devices reach only 36% (RPela) and 18% (NoShark) of the electrical field intensity of Shark Shield Technology*. Other devices (excluding Ocean Guardian) all have more or less long "dead times" during which there is no electric field in the water between the pulses*. This research indicates that the presence of an activated RPELA-v1 has no significant effect on the number of bait interactions and bites compared to an non-existent RPELA-v1*. Two-time World Surfing Champion, Tom Carroll said, “Ocean’s Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf has been specifically designed for surfers to protect themselves while out in the ocean doing what they love most, without impacting on performance and it doesn’t harm marine life. To me it’s a win win situation – my family and I have the peace of mind that I’ll be safe and we’re not culling sharks in their natural habitat, as essentially we’re the ones intruding.” Lindsay adds, “We are not surprised by the impressive results, and pleased to have the support of the French Government. Our company is proud to produce effective shark deterrent devices and it’s great to be recognised. Shield Technology has been independently tested by multiple Shark Scientists and government research teams, including the NSW Department of Industries and now more recently the French Government.” www.oceanguardian.com.au *Research results of experimental tests on personal protective devices with electric shark deterrents by the French Government. About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, are the makers of the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Cvent Unveils 2019 List of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC 2019-05-21T23:50:18Z cvent-unveils-2019-list-of-top-50-meeting-hotels-in-apac Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today unveiled the results of its annual Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific (APAC). Hyatt Regency Sydney took the number one spot for the second year in a row. Australia properties made up more than 25 per cent of the top rankings with 13 hotels listed in the top 50. The list is compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), one of the world’s largest venue sourcing platforms. More than USD $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights were sourced through the CSN in 2018. Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels lists rank venues based on group business performance according to criteria including total requests for proposals (RFPs) and conversion rate. The Hyatt Regency Sydney outranked top hotels from Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong to secure the number one spot. “We’re thrilled to be recognised as the number one meeting hotel in Asia Pacific for the second year in a row,” said Malcolm Zancanaro, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Sydney. “In the last 12 months we’ve had the opportunity to welcome thousands of guests to our property for events both large and small, so this accolade is really a testament to our associates and their passion to deliver exceptional meetings every day.” Hotels in Sydney and Melbourne continue to demonstrate their market-leading efforts with InterContinental Sydney (ranked 6th), Hilton Sydney (ranked 12th) and Crown Melbourne (ranked 18th) all moving up in their respective positions on this year’s list. Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia said the results illustrate the key role Australian hotels play in attracting business events and supporting tourism growth in the region. “It is exciting to see an increased Australian presence in this year’s Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Asia Pacific. Meetings mean business, and the hotels featured on this year’s list are attracting top conferences and events to their venues by enhancing their group marketing efforts and expanding their offerings. After just two years in Melbourne, it’s been an honour collaborating with our hotel partners here in Australia to help them grow their group business and elevate their positioning within the global meetings and events marketplace.” Asia Pacific List Highlights Hyatt Regency Sydney retained its number one position as the Top Meeting Hotel in APAC for the second year in a row InterContinental Sydney ranked 6th moving up four places and Hilton Sydney ranked 12th moving up one place compared to 2018 Two Australian hotels are new to the Top 50: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (ranked 20th) Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (ranked 37th) There are 17 new APAC properties in the Top 50 list including: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Millennium Seoul Hilton, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo among others. Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott are the top three hotel chains represented on the Top 50 list. Top 10 Hotels in APAC: 2019 Rank Hotel Name 1 Hyatt Regency Sydney 2 Grand Hyatt Singapore 3 Grand Hyatt Seoul 4 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong 5 Pan Pacific Singapore 6 InterContinental Sydney 7 Hilton Tokyo 8 Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 9 ANA InterContinental Tokyo 10 Marina Bay Sands Singapore Top Hotels in Australia (Within Top 50 Hotel Properties in APAC): Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City 1 Hyatt Regency Sydney Sydney 6 InterContinental Sydney Sydney 12 Hilton Sydney Sydney 18 Crown Melbourne Melbourne 19 Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Sydney 20 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Sydney 21 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney Sydney 25 Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney Sydney 30 The Westin Sydney Sydney 32 Pullman Melbourne On The Park Melbourne 33 Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park Sydney 37 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Sydney 38 Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay Sydney Top Australian Hotels Outside of Sydney and Melbourne (Within All Top Hotels in APAC): Final Rank (2019) Hotel Name City 62 Crown Perth Perth 79 Hilton Brisbane Brisbane 106 Hilton Adelaide Adelaide 119 Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Gold Coast 179 Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Hunter Valley View the full 2019 list of Top 50 Meeting Hotels in APAC. -Ends- For media enquiries, please contact: Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro +61 420 761 189 debbie@zadroagency.com.au Interviews with Chela Evans, Director of Sales, Cvent Australia are welcomed upon request. Notes to Editors: Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2018 through December 2018. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. About the Cvent Supplier Network Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than USD $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The CSN is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. To find venues, request quotes, and book event space on the Cvent Supplier Network, visit www.cvent.com/venues. About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximise the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive event and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com/au, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin 2019-05-20T01:50:05Z discover-the-secret-ingredient-to-younger-looking-skin Discover the secret ingredient to younger looking skin Ceramide and Vitamin E Skin Oil from Africa Media Release - May 2019 We all want younger looking skin, so it’s never too early to prevent the visible signs of ageing. Thanks to BodyPlus Skin Oil you can now keep those wrinkles at bay to ensure your skin remains looking soft and youthful for longer! CEO of McGloins Supertex Nick Barnes says, “It’s so important to look after our skin no matter what age you are. You can also use it when you’re young to keep skin looking amazing, or when you’re older as the active ingredients ceramide and Vitamin E inject moisture into the skin to help rewind the effects of ageing”. The secret lies within BodyPlus Skin Oil’s active ingredient ceramide, which works to capture and bind moisture to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age lines. BodyPlus Skin Oil is also enriched with Vitamin E, which aids in the prevention of dry and flaky skin. Ceramide has long been used as an anti-ageing agent as it helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention. Ceramide is found naturally in the outer layer of the skin but ceramide levels decline with age, leaving skin looking tired and dry. Key benefits and various uses of BodyPlus Skin Oil include: Everyday moisturiser Safely treats stretch marks Treats sunburn Lightens dark spots Heals drying fingernails Reverses premature skin ageing Acts as cleansing agent Soothes pain from cold sores Suitable for men and women of all ages Helps to treat eczema BodyPlus Skin Oil works best when applied twice a day for at least three months. High in Vitamin E and Ceramides, use BodyPlus as an intensive face and body moisturiser, bath oil or after sun treatment. BodyPlus Skin Oil is available at Chemist Warehouse, selected pharmacies or online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au for an RRP of $19.95. L’Action 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks 2019-05-20T01:39:05Z laction-2-in-1-ritual-face-masks It’s never been easier to bring the spa treatment into your home with the new range of 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks by L’Action Paris. With four different nourishing masks in the range, enriched with a combination of unique ingredients to detoxify and hydrate the skin, you can achieve the day spa feeling in the comfort of your home in just 12 minutes! The simple 2-step process works to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin, offering a complete treatment in one easy to use product. Available in four different treatments, each product contains an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the scrub and rinse off then follow with the mask for velvety smooth skin! L’Action Paris Ritual 2 in 1 Mask Hydrating Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – The creamy scrub is enriched with minerals and sea salt from the Iroise Sea to cleanse the skin and eliminate impurities. The mask contains white clay, Shea butter and sweet orange essential oils to regenerate and capture moisture. Cocoa Soothing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Enriched with cocoa shell powder and orange peel powder, this scrub delivers gentle exfoliation and promotes skin protection. The mask contains Shea and cocoa butter to effectively improve the skin’s moisture levels and boost skin elasticity. Coconut Nourishing Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Specially formulated for dry skin, this nourishing scrub contains coconut shell powder and sunflower oil to eliminate dead skin cells and prevent dehydration. Enriched with coconut oil, the mask will leave your skin feeling intensely smooth and moisturised. Detox Spa Ritual – RRP $5.95 – Infused with Chinese green tea leaves, this scrub will detoxify and protect your skin by eliminating toxins to reduce the visible signs of ageing. The mask is enriched with castor oil to leave the skin feeling purified and soothed. Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The L’Action Paris 2 in 1 Ritual Face Masks are available online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au AMWAY CHINA 2019: ENCORE PRODUCE NATURE INSPIRED LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR 6,000 IN CAIRNS 2019-05-19T23:37:34Z amway-china-2019-encore-produce-nature-inspired-leadership-seminar-for-6-000-in-cairns Media release: 20 May 2019 AMWAY CHINA 2019: ENCORE PRODUCE NATURE INSPIRED LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR 6,000 IN CAIRNS SEVEN WAVES OF GUESTS TREATED TO AN EVENT SPECTACULAR IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND Amway China returned to Australia for the sixth time with more than 6,000 guests for their annual 2019 Leadership Seminar, this time held in Cairns. Seven waves of guests attended the seminar and incentive program between 21 March – 15 April. Designed and organised by Encore Event Technologies, the guests were treated to a spectacular experience including artificial reality, multimedia and robotics show, choreographed dancers and a live concert for the main act. Encore designed an immersive environment for the Gala Program. The design included a 270-degree giant screen that wrapped around the inside of the venue, table-theming which incorporated lighting design, customised soundscapes and roaming performers. All elements came together to take the delegates on a journey through the dinner theme: ‘From the Rainforest to the Reef’. The Gala Dinner Opening sequence featured the edgy Million Volt Man. The entertainment also included the artistic and beautiful Fabric Ballet and an augmented reality act incorporating a choreographed performer attached to a robotic arm. A major highlight was the ‘underwater section’ of the evening’s journey. The ‘Fish Medley’ act included a singing and dancing animated multimedia fish on computer controlled Robotic LED screens that moved with the music. Custom designed tropical reef inspired centrepieces decorated the tables, each individually lit with both intelligent pin-spotting and wireless dmx battery powered lighting. In addition, illuminous head dresses were supplied to delegates, so that they could feel part of the theming for the event. At the completion of the four performance segments, delegates were treated to an amazing high energy performance by The Voice China star Uni Yeh performing with a live band and a team of local dancers. “The guests were blown away by the 270-degree multimedia projection, holographic projection and synchronized robotics. The creative event design was matched with cutting-edge use of technology to create an amazing experience for guests,” said Encore’s Show Producer Andrew MacColl. Amway chose to enhance the attendee experience by selecting a new and unusual venue for the event and the newly constructed wing of the Australian Artillery and Armoury Museum (AAAM) was perfect for both the Gala Dinner and Business Sessions. The venue is the largest military vehicle museum on the southern hemisphere. The delegates were treated to a specially created Tank Show in the parklands behind the museum featuring some of the best of these rare and historical vehicles, including dramatic gun blasts and explosions created with pyrotechnics. However, this unique venue presented major challenges as an event venue; it came without rated rigging points, three-phase power, guest Wi-Fi facilities and air-conditioning. “Working in such a unique venue had its challenges, but also many benefits in that it allowed our team the opportunity to maximise their creativity to bring to life a blank canvas. Special Event Director, John Schryver designed a truly unique and immersive experience which will undoubtedly be remembered long after the event. The team bought his design to life and delivered the series of events flawlessly” said Mr Magafa. Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director, Encore, said it was an honour to work with Amway China again especially in such an iconic and unique Australian location. “The team have been engaged in meticulous planning for months after winning the bid to manage this event. On-site we managed 20 days of install and rehearsals. Then the team delivered both Business Sessions and the Gala Dinner for each of the seven waves. “Our goal was to create an event that showcased the beauty of Far North Queensland while also demonstrating what is possible for a creative business event. Our talented team achieved all this and more, in a challenging venue. This event will go down in Encore history as one of the best,” said Mr Chamberlain. -ends- For media enquiries and interviews with featured Encore team members, please contact: Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au Brittany Rogers, Account Coordinator, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 481 464 823 | brittany@zadroagency.com.au Images: High resolution images available upon request to Brittany Rogers or click here. The set up for the Gala Dinner Tank display at the Australian Artillery and Armoury Museum (AAAM) The Million Volt Man Uni Yeh performing with The Voice China star Z Chen Dancers performing during the underwater section of the night ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES Encore Event Technologies is a leading global provider of audio visual, event technology and production services at over 460 hotels, resorts and convention centres worldwide. With roots in staging and production services, Encore delivers comprehensive and innovative audio visual and staging services that cater to the unique needs of hotels, hotel-casinos and resorts across North America, including Mexico, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and is the premier one-stop shop for event planning, design and staging and production services. For more information, visit www.encore-anzpac.com ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA Encore Event Technologies in Asia is on site at many of the premium hotels in China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. The Beijing head office also services many major corporate clients and offers full event production services, from event design and production management to audiovisual, technical, video, creative and digital services. Our teams know how to convey your message and deliver the most compelling event solution possible. For more information visit www.encore-asia.com 1000 HOUR Sponsors Tigerlily Show @ MBFWA 2019 2019-05-13T06:18:32Z 1000-hour-sponsors-tigerlily-show-mbfwa-2019 1000 HOUR sponsors Tigerlily’s first Fashion Week in 17 Years Get the look from Tigerlily’s comeback Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019 Show Media Release - May 2019 1000 HOUR, the iconic Australian brand behind some of the most sought after and innovative DIY beauty staples, including the ever-popular artificial lashes, graced the catwalk at one of the most highly anticipated shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, in Sydney this afternoon. On the eve of Tigerlily's 20th Birthday and comeback show; models were sporting dainty and natural looking 1000 HOUR Eyelashes by 1000 HOUR Lash Director Melanie Burnicle – in collaboration with Makeup Artist Lara Karamian for Lancôme this fresh natural sun kissed look was created for the show. Tigerlily shares the same youthful curiosity as the 1000 HOUR brand. Tigerlily CEO Chris Buchanan said, "Tigerlily is one of Australia's most admired and respected brands. At Fashion Week, we will be presenting a more elevated apparel offering - think linens, silks and luxe fabrications, new swim silhouettes with classic Tigerlily prints. We’re proud to be supported by iconic Australian DIY beauty brand, 1000 HOUR, as our lash sponsor for such a special show for Tigerlily.” The show’s 1000 HOUR Lash Director and Makeup Artist Melanie Burnicle said, “My secret to creating a natural look for Tigerlily’s show was 1000 HOUR's individual lashes. I love working with Australian brands and 1000 HOUR lashes are easy to apply especially in a fast paced environment like backstage. The lashes are great for creating anything from a fresh faced day look or adding a some fabulous drama to your makeup.” Melanie’s step-by-step how-to and top tips to create the natural lash look sported on the runway today: Step 1 - Curl your lashes Curl your lashes! This helps to create a base for the false lashes and allows for a seamlessly natural look. Doing this before Mascara helps to protect your lashes from breakage. If you choose to curl once mascara is applied be very gentle and careful on releasing lashes as mascara will stick the lashes to the curler. Step 2 - Apply mascara Apply mascara before applying false lashes. This helps create structure and allows you to better judge the placement of the individual lashes especially for the natural look. Mel’s Tip: Re-applying mascara at the end of the process will add more drama to the look. Step 3 - Prep individual lashes Apply a small amount of lash glue to the back of your hand and allow it dry a little (this means you don’t need to sit still for as long waiting for it to dry on the eye) and line up the Individual lashes close to the glue so you can see what you are working with. Mel’s Tip: If you need to, trim the individual false lashes before applying to ensure they aren’t too much longer than your natural lashes. This will help the false lashes to blend, creating a really natural look. Step 4 - Use tweezers to apply each lash Use tweezers so you can angle the lash application and help you to place the lashes flat into your lash line. Remember to make sure that the lashes don’t sit higher on the skin. If so, they will be visible especially in a natural makeup look. Mel’s Tip: Remember to look at your eye shape as most eyes aren’t symmetrical, so you may need 3 lashes on one eye and 4 on the other. If your brows sit low, don’t add too much length in the lashes you apply on inner corners as it will create a smaller eyelid. If your eyes are very round, don’t apply lashes right on the outer corner as it will follow your eye shape and drag the eye down and not lift it up for a youthful appearance. 1000 HOUR Individual Lashes are available in two styles Short to Medium and Medium to Long RRP $9.49. 1000 HOUR's range of false lashes are available in Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.1000hour.com.au ABOUT 1000HOUR: This iconic brand has been in the beauty business for over 25 years and is well known for high quality products by makeup artists and beauty lovers alike. 1000HOUR boasts product collections ranging from the ever-popular Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kits to false lashes, hair colour mascaras and DIY beauty tools to enhance your at-home beauty routine. The name was based on the brand’s launch product that provided a DIY tinting solution that lasted up to six weeks or 1000 hours – the lifespan of a lash. For further information, images or product samples, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 0434 820 542 – rachel@360pr.com.au