The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-19T23:17:05Z Matching Valentine’s gifts for partners 2021-01-19T23:17:05Z matching-valentines-gifts-for-partners Can’t think what to buy your loved one this Valentine’s Day?Why not buy each other a gift that will help keep everyone safe on the roads and help prevent your partner from losing their licence: a personal breathalyser. A perfect gift for couples who like to socialise is an AlcoSense personal breathalyser from Andatech, a leader in personal safety products. Using fuel cell technology, AlcoSense breathalysers provide accurate blood alcohol concentration (BAC) readings and are easy to use, compact and affordable.The AlcoSense Verity comes in three different colours (blue, navy and white), while two new models, the Elite BT and Nexus, come with a Bluetooth enabled mobile app that allows users to check their testing history and results via an iSober application. It’s available on both iOS and Android devices.The app connects to the camera, allowing users to capture themselves blowing into the device as a form of record-keeping.Andatech offers the largest range of Australian Standards Certified personal breathalysers with prices starting from $119 for the AlcoSense Novo. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/About Andatech:Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that specialises in personal safety, medical devices and health & wellness products. https://www.andatechdistribution.com.au/ Aspera Mobile goes ultra-rugged with new R9 smartphone 2020-12-09T21:13:53Z aspera-mobile-goes-ultra-rugged-with-new-r9-smartphone Aspera Mobile has launched its new ultra-rugged R9 4G smartphone designed with a particularly robust exterior to cushion heavy knocks and drops. It also has the highest IP69 rating which means it can withstand being blasted by a high pressure hot steam jet and be dropped into two meters of water for 30 minutes. The R9 also has facial recognition, packs a large 5000mAh lithium polymer battery for a full day’s performance and has a tempered glass display which adds significant extra strength compared to a normal smartphone. All for just $279. Aspera Mobile MD Allan Roberston said, “The R9 has you covered for working in tough environments. Facial recognition makes using the phone easy in tricky situations but if you get it a bit dirty or muddy it’s no problem as you just hose it down and dry it off. The R9 is unlocked so you can connect to any plan on any network, has dual sim functionality and its 5.45” HD+ resolution screen provides excellent viewing for videos and images.”As the R9 is unlocked to any network and has dual sim functionality, users can search out the best plans for voice and data and run two mobile numbers across different networks. This is particularly useful if you need a business account and a personal account. You can even use the second sim to grab a good value data plan and run wi-fi hotspot for the home or office environment.The R9 also boasts the latest Android 10 OS, a modern Mediatek Helio A22 2GHz quad core processor for snappy performance, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM (and expandable memory via an SD card up to a maximum of 128GB), so R9 users get good performance along with the rugged design.Allan Robertson concluded, “With the R9 Aspera brings another great rugged smartphone specifically tailored to Australian conditions at a very affordable price. Users of the R9, as with all Aspera Mobiles, also enjoy our continued high level of commitment to local, Australian-based customer service. So, if you are a tradie or just someone who wants a smartphone that can withstand the hardest of knocks without having to pay thousands of dollars for it, then the Aspera R9 is an ideal solution.” R9 key features and specsScreen: 5.45” HD+ 1440*720, tempered glassProcessor: MediaTek Helio A22 6761 Quad core 2.0GHzOS: Android 10IP Rating: IP69Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROMExpandable memory: SD card max 128GBFlexibility: Unlocked Dual 4G sim cards,Secure: Facial recognitionCamera: 13MP Auto focus rear Camera + 5MP front cameraNetwork Reliable: 4G bands 1/3/5/7/8/28a+b and 3G  850/900/2100MhzBattery: 5000mAhSize: 160.8*76.9*15.3mmConnectivity: NFC, OTG, USB, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-fi hotspot, VOLTEAvailability and pricingYou can buy the R9 at Harvey Norman, Bi-rite and Leading Edge for just $279. For more information on the new Aspera R9 smartphone go to: https://asperamobile.com/phones/rugged-phones/aspera-r9/ 3 ways to get creative with coffee this Christmas 2020-12-03T03:48:34Z 3-ways-to-get-creative-with-coffee-this-christmas 22 sleeps to go until Christmas Day! According to JURA Australia, now is the time to start meal prepping, sharing a cocktail amongst friends, and even getting creative with homemade gifts - all featuring coffee from their award-winning S8. JURA Australia’s top 3 ways to use coffee this year include: 1. Homemade gifts: Make mum a coffee scrub by simply mixing, 1 JURA espresso, 2 tbsp ground coffee, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp desiccated coconut. Or, be adventurous and create coffee-infused homemade candles, other than the coffee grounds you’ll need, wax, a wick, a container and a skewer. 2. New Christmas cocktail: The team at @gastrology.co have created their new JURA espresso mudslide cocktail just in time for the festive season. All you need is 2 shots of JURA espresso, 2 shots Irish cream, 3 shots of vodka and ice. Firstly, mix the ice, cooled espresso, Irish cream and vodka and shake for 10 seconds and pour into glasses, then top with coffee ice cream. Enjoy! 3. Cooking with coffee: @lisaeatworld’s latest coffee-infused recipe is the Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette. The ingredients include 2 tbsp brewed JURA coffee (cooled), 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 shallot, minced and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and add more oil and honey to balance according to taste. About the JURA S8 – RRP $2,790: A 4.3” high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 15 different specialties at the touch of a button including flat white. Graphics and animations show every step of preparation. Professional fine foam frother for the ultimate smooth milk texture. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. Built with premium materials including a bean container cover made of hand-polished die-cast zinc. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. 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. BLAC Sneaker Co – The perfect gift for stylish and eco-conscious consumers this festive season 2020-12-03T01:59:56Z blac-sneaker-co-the-perfect-gift-for-stylish-and-eco-conscious-consumers-this-festive-season Sustainable sneaker company, BLAC Sneaker Co, is offering the perfect gift for those ‘street smart’ and eco-conscious loved ones this festive season.BLAC Sneakers are the perfect balance of style, quality and sustainability.Made from hemp, traditionally the underdog of the fashion industry, this natural material is quickly becoming the new wave of natural fashion with its super healing powers for the environment as well as being extremely durable.BLAC Sneakers have been designed to focus on quality and comfort with sustainability and ethical production as a bonus. Using high quality memory foam, high quality soles, breathable materials, as well as recycled cardboard shoe boxes, BLAC is the new generation of sneakers.Available in Original White and Original Black for a modest RRP of $139, they make the perfect gift for a loved one and are available online with all orders shipped within 48 hours.If you’re looking for a super cool gift that is not only one of the most comfortable and durable around but is also kind to planet earth – BLAC is your answer. The founder of BLAC Sneaker Co comments: “Our vision behind the brand is to provide simple, stylish sneakers for everyday wear with little negative impact on our planet. We wanted to make a range of quality and comfortable sneakers that provide the perfect balance between sustainable, durable, useable and practical. “We work with manufacturers to ensure that all products are ethically made together with less environmental impact. We are continually researching and improving our designs to use more alternative eco-friendly materials and also aim to design shoes that are high quality, eco-friendly and accessible.” No Compromise on QualityEvery BLAC Sneaker shoe upper is made from Hemp and BCI Cotton – both natural materials – and the sole made from market leading technology and high-quality foam, meaning they will be comfortable and will last. Key FeaturesHemp and Cotton upperVegan FriendlySquishy memory foam innersolesEthically made breathable flyknit upperRemovable inner soleRecycled cardboard shoe box Why Hemp?Excess carbon in the atmosphere has been linked to increased global temperatures. Hemp is a carbon fighting machine in this space and is known to be a heavy lifter in absorbing carbon. Hemp absorbs more carbon than many other plants.Hemp yarn has been used in rope for hundreds of years due to its strength. It’s a great textile for the slow fashion and sneaker industries, as it won’t stretch out of shape and is incredibly strong. Stronger yarn in fashion products means longer lasting pieces of clothing or shoes.Hemp is more than its stigma: it is a carbon fighting machine that is the perfect solution to a more sustainable shoe industry. The shoe industry typically uses heavily synthetic materials that are damaging to our planet and wallets. With shoes a necessity for work and play, BLAC Sneaker’s aim is to get more people moving in shoes that are better for the environment. More people in hemp sneakers or in fashionwear increases awareness of these issues.Gift someone the newest wave of natural fashion this Christmas - BLAC Sneakers are cool, comfortable and make an impact on your feet, the street and the planet. Shop the collection today at www.blacsneakerco.com.au 2021 interiors predictions with Justine Wilson 2020-12-02T00:43:44Z 2021-interiors-predictions-with-justine-wilson 2021 is set to be all about and earthy and raw interiors. Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors predicts that interior styling in 2021 will come back to nature. Whether it's broken stone to natural elements of rattan and cane and the use of recycled materials, next year it all about embracing raw-looking designs with crisp white interiors. Justine Wilson says, “There has been a major shift over the past 12 months to getting back to nature, looking for ways to be more sustainable and generally becoming more minimalistic when it comes to styling. For many that feeling of nature combined with neutrals creates a sense of calm and prosperity, at least it does for me!” Justine’s top five interior trends for 2021 include: 1. Broken stone/crazy paving: This will be a big trend, it's where slabs of stone like terrazzo, terracotta, marble, or slate tiles are broken into random pieces and laid in a haphazard way creating a natural-looking pattern. It’s an earthy look that’s was popular in the 80’s, and that I see it used in modern boho-style homes, hotels, and retail spaces. 2. Natural elements: Rattan, cane and woven materials will continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design. These raw-looking natural designs will be paired with crisp white interiors. 3. Rendering interior walls: The use of a sand bag creates a rustic effect similar to what you would find in the Greek islands or externally like on a Spanish revival style home. Think white or beige as the colour of choice, but this will be applied inside in main living areas and bathrooms. 4. Curves and arches: These will be very popular, especially in furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched doorways and windows as key design features. 5. Recycled timber beams: These will be big, I see these being integrated in ceiling design to create the look of a rustic warehouse or farmhouse style but paired with modern colours and joinery. They will also feature in external architectural elements such as pergolas or outdoor breezeways. “When it comes to interior accents colours, these will remain inspired from natural elements and earthy tones so think olive tones, rust tones, soft blues and beige and sand tones,” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Change your mood with GO2’s 100% Natural Inhaler Sticks 2020-12-01T03:36:19Z change-your-mood-with-go2s-100-natural-inhaler-sticks GO2, the inhaler stick that’s been changing the mood of a nation one sniff at a time is launching in Australia. The 100% natural essential oil inhaler sticks have been formulated to help users to relax, fall asleep, focus and energise, perfect for hard-working consumers, parents with small children, athletes and even students struggling to juggle a social life and their studies. The brainchild of UK brothers Marc Shipman, a former freestyle wrestler and entrepreneur, and Benjamin Shipman, the GO2 range of inhalers have been created in conjunction with aromatherapy experts, industry leaders and university researchers. Marc says, “Having felt the strains of trying to juggle various aspects of my own life personally, from running a successful business to being there enough for my family, I couldn’t have discovered essential oils at a better time. We spent over two years extensively researching essentials oils and perfecting our blends to ensure that we could provide an easy and affordable solution that works.” GO2 controls and checks the geographical origin of each plant, the distillation process, and the essential oil itself. The 100% natural, synthetic-free and cruelty-free inhalers can be used by anyone, anytime and are scientifically proven to work. The GO2 Essential Oils Range: ENERGY…LIVE LIFE | RRP $9.95: Formulated to support performance, whether it’s for sports or just a plain old recharge. The ENERGY inhaler features eucalyptus to uplift and promote clear breathing, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lemongrass to combat feelings of fatigue. Try it before a workout, sports match, or just to kick off the day with a boost. FOCUS…YOU GOT THIS | RRP $9.95: Enable the brain to work with 100% clarity, concentration and stay on the ball. The FOCUS inhaler combines rosemary to support memory function, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lime to naturally uplift the body and mind. Try it before a test or at school, use at work, or keep it handbag or book bag ready. B.CALM…AND BREATHE | RRP $9.95: Promote inner peace and feel the tension melt away. The B.CALM inhaler features cardamon to promote feelings of calmness and warmth, lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, bergamot to promote inner calm, and sweet orange to deeply relax and promote wellbeing. Try keeping it in the car for tense traffic moments or use it at the office or home when stress hits. SLEEP…NIGHT NIGHT | RRP $9.95: This innovative inhaler stick is for those who want to naturally promote sleep with ease. The SLEEP inhaler combines lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, red mandarin to support restful sleep, and frankincense to promote a sense of inner peace and contentment. Perfect for everyday use or try packing it along on holidays and airplane journeys. “To date, we’ve had so many people worldwide, from all walks of life, who are living with our GO2 inhaler sticks day today who have given us such an incredible feedback; it’s helped everyone from parents to teenagers, students to athletes quite simply everyone!” said Marc. The GO2 range of 100% Natural Inhalers are available now at an RRP of $9.95 from selected pharmacies Australia-Wide and Online. www.mstx.com.au At Centurion we are all about your security, safety, and providing value for money! 2020-11-26T23:47:59Z at-centurion-we-are-all-about-your-security-safety-and-providing-value-for-money Centurion Garage Doors provides real security at a fraction of competitor pricing with our tried and proven mechanical latch lock.The latch lock automatically locks your garage door when in the closed position, making it unable to be manually opened from the outside. 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Millions of this mind-blowing female pleasure toy have been sold around the world, and for 48 hours it is priced at $39.99 – 60 per cent below the normal $99.99 recommended retail price (rrp). “Every day during COVID-19 has been an extraordinary sales day,” says Wild Secrets general manager Will Dobbyn, explaining how over the last nine months sex toys have become the must-have bedroom pet for more than one million cooped-up Aussies unable to physically connect with partners during enforced ISO. “The previous Black Friday sale was a record-breaker for us. But now in a COVID-19 environment where getting out and having fun is difficult, we’re expecting sex toy purchases this Black Friday to be off the charts.” So much so that wildsecrets.com.au is planning to have enough staff on standby to handle an online sex toy purchase every 15 seconds. That’s more than 10,000 sex toy sales over the 48 hours from 00:00 am Thursday November 26 to 11:59 pm Friday November 27. As well as the Satisfyer Pro2 with Vibration, the range of Black Friday promoted and heavily discounted sex toys on wildsecrets.com.au includes the Adam and Eve Wand Massager Rose Gold Edition $57.99 (was $144.99), Adam and Eve Gold-Plated Midnight Rabbit Vibrator priced at $71.99 (was $179.99), and the uber premium Lelo Sona Cruise Sonic Wave Clitoral Stimulator $124.99 (was $249.99), The wildsecrets.com.au online purchasing process is safe and secure, guaranteeing same day processing with discreet delivery of all items anywhere in Australia (or around the world) in non-identifying packaging. Visit Wild Secrets Black Friday sale to find out more.For further information contact:media@wildsecrets.com.auor call 0455 344 431 JURA’s awarding winning year! 2020-11-19T23:37:15Z juras-awarding-winning-year JURA Australia is thrilled to announce two new awards! Today, they have just been awarded Best Coffee Machine in the 2021 ProductReview.com.au Awards for their popular JURA S8 machine, plus they have also taken out the top position in Finder.com.au’s Best Coffee Machine Fully-Automated category for their premium GIGA 6 - which earlier this year also won the Good Design Award for Product Design Domestic Appliances. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “We’re so excited to announce these two new awards for our household category, especially as they are both based on real customer reviews and tried and tested by the experts. The Swiss engineering and attention to detail that goes into our fully-automated coffee machines are what really sets the brand apart from the competition. It’s no surprise to us that both the S8 and GIGA 6 have been recognised by the Australia coffee-drinking community, both models have been extremely popular this year with these models selling quicker than we can get them instore.” About the ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards: The ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards highlight products and services that have been well regarded by the ProductReview community. These awards are judged independently and impartially by the ProductReview Data and Content Team and awards cannot be bought, nor be influenced by commercial relationships. The winners represent the best and most reliable purchasing choices available to Australian consumers in 2020. The JURA S8 was awarded Winner of the Fully Automated Coffee Machine for 2021 due to the fact it scored a Star Score of 4.3 stars overall as well as the positive reviews posted during 2020. The S8 notably also scored 4.9 stars for its build quality, ease of use, and milk frothing. About Finder.com.au’s Best Espresso and Coffee Machine list for 2020: Finder.com.au’s 7 best espresso machines in Australia for a range of budgets are compiled by their editorial team selecting the products on the list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, they carefully selected parameters based on their research and identify the espresso machines with the highest review score within those parameters. Finder.com.au described the JURA GIGA 6 an ultra-automatic espresso machine with every bell and whistle you could possibly want. It makes 28 different types of coffee and has two grinders that can hold two different types of beans at once. Even though it's an automatic machine, the settings are fully customisable, so you can adjust the temperature, foam and strength of your coffee to get your perfect brew each time. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. 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. Neutralise brassy tones with SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water Collection 2020-11-12T01:09:48Z neutralise-brassy-tones-with-sheamoistures-new-purple-rice-water-collection Give colour treated hair a second chance to look salon-worthy shiny! Naturally brighten and neutralise brassy tones thanks to SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water – Strength + Colour Care Collection. Available now at sheamoisture.com.au or Priceline stores nationally. Formulated with once forbidden Purple Rice, an ingredient once withheld from the public by the wealthy and royals in Ancient China, dating further back to the Heian Period, it is combined with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract. The new mineral-rich cleansing and nourishing formula helps to remove dulling residue and combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. All products in the new collection are sulfate, paraben, phthalate, petrolatum and mineral oil free, are not tested on animals and are colour safe. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Shampoo | RRP $19.99: Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this mineral-rich cleanser that removes dulling residue, while restoring shine and strength. For extra-luxurious moisturising, it also includes certified organic Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil into this rich blend. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Conditioner | RRP $19.99: Lock in moisture and nurture strands back to health. Once forbidden, Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this nourishing formula to help combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Masque | RRP $24.99: This treatment masque infuses brittle strands with intense hydration to restore health and strength. Helps to brighten hair while diminishing warm, brassy undertones to preserve radiant colour, leaving strands looking their brilliant best. The new SheaMoisture Purple Rice Water collection is available now at Priceline stores nationwide or from www.sheamoisture.com.au. Create wildflowers instead of waste this National Recycling Week with EcoTools 2020-11-10T01:57:54Z create-wildflowers-instead-of-waste-this-national-recycling-week-with-ecotools National Recycling Week has arrived! This year beauty lovers around the country can get involved by updating their makeup brushes with EcoTools®. Australia’s leading eco-friendly makeup tool collection is now available in compostable packing, infused with plantable seeds to create beautiful blooms, not waste. The new packaging is FSC® certified, which is considered the “gold standard” designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable. Over the coming months the new packaging will roll out across the entire EcoTools® range, some of the products will be in old packaging until stores and the warehouse run out of inventory, so that they do not produce excess waste Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director – the Australian distributors of EcoTools® said, “EcoTools have long been known for being the go-to for sustainable makeup brushes and tools, that are high in quality at an affordable price. Globally, the brand have been working to increase the level of sustainability – the new-look product and packaging does just that.” The eco facts about EcoTools® products: By 2021 all packaging on shelf will be made out of their FSC certified paper, made with plant-based materials, printed with soy ink, and sealed using biodegradable glue. Each pack will include a plantable seeded sticker. When planted the paper packaging will naturally decompose. All brushes are made using cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminium and renewable bamboo materials. The sponges are made using USDA certified EcoFoam™ technology which is a sugarcane bio-based material. All bath and body items are made using ethically harvested plant-based or recycled materials The range is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, PETA certified and never tested on animals. “Although EcoTools® were unable to eliminate plastic by 100% at this stage, the designers have worked hard to reduce the brand's plastic in packaging by 88% compared to prior Ecotools® packaging. All the plastic packaging is made of recycled PET,” says Erica. Ecotools® Full Powder Brush – RRP $19.99: The Full Powder brush is designed with a large, dense, incredibly-soft head to evenly distribute and blend pressed powders for an everyday, matte look. Ecotools® Perfecting Blender Duo – RRP $19.99: The Perfecting Blender Duo is designed in two sizes and densities to create a camera-ready look. The Large Base Blender is soft and flexible to create light, buildable coverage. The Mini Detail Blender is firmer for more precise coverage. All new packaging will be rolling out into Priceline & Big W stores and online in the coming months. The new Ecotools® products are available online now at www.ecotools.com.au About EcoTools®: Founded over a decade ago, EcoTools® has always been passionate about the use of sustainable materials. Each makeup brush is made from bamboo and recycled aluminium, with cruelty-free synthetic bristles. The packaging has been constructed using tree-free paper and vegetable-based inks. And, with every new product innovation, the brand endeavours to further reduce its carbon footprint. EcoTools® believe that when an individual truly feels beautiful, the world becomes a more beautiful place. Justine Wilson’s 2020 Christmas styling tips and trends 2020-11-04T03:28:03Z justine-wilsons-2020-christmas-styling-tips-and-trends Seven weeks to go until Christmas! With many households putting up the tree early this year, Justine Wilson Founder of Vault Interiors Property Styling shares her trends and expert tips to get the house ready for the festive season. According to Justine, there are three key trends we should expect to see throughout homes across the country including, a cooler toned Christmas, a twist on the classic elegant palette and a return to a more rustic, cabin, farmhouse style of decorating. “Like many others, I have already set up and styled my home for the festive season. With the year we’ve all had its time to bring some joy and fun back into our lives and let’s be honest, it takes a bit of effort to put up the decorations, so why not enjoy them for longer!” said Justine. Justine believes that duck egg blue, mint and navy will be the big accent colours this year. Think cooler-toned hues paired with white snowy, frosty flocked trees, garlands and wreaths with the main metallic colours for this scheme being silvers and whites. Justine says, “This is a more glam approach to Christmas styling, so I see things like white feather boa’s in place of standard tinsel and finishing materials like sequins and pearls and glitter being prominent on the ornaments.” She predicts that burgundy plum and magenta will also be popular tones for decorating, a twist on the traditional bright cherry red usually seen in Christmas accessories. “This look is a nod to a more classic palette and will be very elegant. I see this being paired with dark green or real trees, lots of gold accents with serving ware and ornaments also. Plus, you can still bring in glittery elements like gold deer statues, brass candlesticks and mercury glass décor to create a cohesive look,” said Justine. When it comes to the style of decorating, expect to see a return to a more rustic, cabin, farmhouse style. Justine explains, “Think of big leafy garlands in evergreen tones, realism in the greenery mixed with twigs, grapevine and pine cones. This look will be very paired back and simplistic, think a green pre-lit tree without many ornaments or very sparse ornaments, lots of runs of green woodland style garland on tablescape and lots of candles. Almost a turn of the 20th-century approach to decorating!” Justine’s top 3 stylist tips for making the most of your decorations: 1. Ensure you “fluff “out your tree if it's an artificial one: This means fluff out the individual branches when you set up your tree. They get squashed and crushed when in the box or being stored so it’s imperative to get it feeling full again. It’s a tedious process but makes your tree feel more realistic and will hide any empty gaps. My suggestion – wear gloves it can be scratchy! 2. Place inexpensive baubles deep into the tree: We often forget to style the back that you don’t see, or the inside of the tree so remember to do so. Lumping all the ornaments on the outer branches will make the tree feel bare and unbalanced – so if you want a full looking tree, place levels of ornaments within the tree. This will create visual depth and interest if there are many layers. 3. Add extra sparkle: There are many wonderful prelit trees if you choose an artificial tree, but sometimes they don’t have the sparkle/ twinkle function, just flat LED lights. I recommended adding a pack of battery operated twinkle lights in addition to your normal lighting, this gives the tree added dimension, movement and the twinkling feature reflects light around the tree, bringing the ornaments to life, and creating a more magical appearance overall. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au SpaScriptions introduce new summer Superfoods gel masks 2020-11-02T03:04:11Z spascriptions-introduce-new-summer-superfoods-gel-masks SpaScriptions are excited to introduce their new Superfoods Gel Face Masks to their ever-growing range of facial masks this summer. The new mask collection featuring key ingredients, blueberry, watermelon and avocado, has been developed by an expert team of researchers and chemists, combining advanced technology with high-quality ingredients, at an affordable price. The 15-minute facial therapy at home treatment masks help to restore dehydrated, tired skin to its former glory, is suitable for all skin types and readily available from spascriptions.com.au and Big W nationally. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Director, the Australian Distributors of SpaScriptions says, “Our SpaScriptions brand has taken off in Australia since we launched it back in 2019. With at-home beauty solutions becoming more of a ritual than a treat these days, the new range of Ph balanced and hypo-allergenic masks will treat skin to the delicious benefits of Superfoods in lightweight, cooling wash-off gel masks that helps to improve the health and appearance of skin. The perfect addition to get through the warmer months, and they are so affordable!” About the SuperFoods Gel Face Masks: SpaScriptions Blueberry Gel Face Mask: A powerful facial treatment designed to improve the health and appearance of the skin thanks to the blueberries packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A, C & E for brighter skin. SpaScriptions Watermelon Gel Face Mask: Designed to hydrate the skin and deliver essential nutrients. This power pack mask works to improve the health and appearance of the skin. SpaScriptions Avocado Gel Face Mask: Rich in fatty acids that are essential to moisturisation, this avocado infused gel mask is formulated to rehydrate the skin and improve the appearance. The new SpaScriptions SuperFoods Gel Mask pack of 3 masks + applicator is available at an RRP of $19.99 now from spascriptions.com.au or Big W nationally. Follow them @spascriptions Innovation award winning agency founder shares his 2021 predictions 2020-11-02T02:23:42Z innovation-award-winning-agency-founder-shares-his-2021-predictions On Friday night, Ayre Real Estate took out the Innovation Award at the prestigious Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Awards for Excellence in 2020. Held virtually due to Covid, the 18 month old agency group, founded by Adrian Wilson and alongside business partners Craig Donohue and Kate Sommervelle, were awarded for their innovative approach to the Sydney City apartment market. Ayre Real Estate launched in June 2019, with offices in Sydney’s Hyde Park and Millers Point precincts with a promise to deliver an apartment focused agency for the city and inner-city apartment market. Earlier this year they were also awarded Best New Office of the Year in the national Real Estate Business Awards. Adrian Wilson says, “We’re thrilled to have taken out the Innovation Award this year. Our approach to the Sydney City property market is unique and being apartment-focused really allows us to provide our clients whether they be vendors, buyers, landlords, or tenants with the highest level of service and expertise in the area. I’m really proud of what our growing team has been able to achieve to date and of course be recognised by our industry peers. Here’s to a bigger and better 2021!” Adrian’s top five predictions for 2021: Clearance rates to stay strong (circa 70-75%) provided stock remains around the same levels. Government stimulus and interest rates to be attractive and spur buyers to act. Improvement of Covid cases linked to more people out and about looking at property as an investment option. Less income being spent on travel and entertainment so more disposable income being spent on renovating or upgrading. Market stabilising until the end of job keeper and mortgage relief. About the REINSW Awards for Excellence: Now into its third decade, the Awards for Excellence is a prestigious and respected industry awards in NSW and recognises the best, bravest and brightest work across the industry. REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington, said this year the Awards for Excellence was bigger than ever despite the COVID-19 pandemic which brought the industry’s usual working practices to a virtual standstill. There were 11 agency categories and 12 individual categories in 2020 including a new Business Development Manager category and the Residential Property Manager’s Award being renamed to the Tim Anderson OAM Residential Property Manager Award. 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 deliver 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 The Greenwall Company awarded Australian Institute of Horticulture Award of Excellence 2020-11-02T02:04:05Z the-greenwall-company-awarded-australian-institute-of-horticulture-award-of-excellence Mark Paul, creator of Australia’s first greenwall over 30 years ago, sustainability innovator and founder of The Greenwall Company, has been presented with the 2020 Award of Excellence by the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH). The former Horticulturist of the Year has this year been recognised for inspiring research and development of recycled materials being used in greenwalls. Mark Paul says, “It is wonderful to receive recognition of the ongoing research and development we are doing to make our greening solutions, particularly our EcoPillow’s, even more sustainable on our journey to reclaim the built environment. “We’ve been using broken down PET bottles for years, but more recently have found ways to incorporate polystyrene and ground coffee waste into our soilless media. We have proven our media, which is lightweight inorganic media, stands the test of time, and does not breakdown – this is evident in some of our oldest greenwalls, which are over 30 years old, and still going strong. Our media is 400kg per cubic metre, which makes it suitable for all of our products, from greenroofs to eco gabions and greenwalls,” said Mark. The many benefits of greening spaces with Mark Paul’s soilless designs include: EcoPillow’s are lightweight and when wetted out are 60kg/sqm Can be installed indoors or outdoors without limitations of dimensions and luminosity Countless creative possibilities: no two installations look the same. Guaranteed aesthetic impact! Biodiversity Thermal isolation of any surface, resulting in great energy savings Absorption of pollutants and noise, greatly improving acoustics Increase of relative humidity and air oxygenation Can be moved to a new location Carbon is withdrawn from the atmosphere, reducing the greenhouse effect Made from reused and recycled materials Low maintenance, only requires quarterly maintenance Has a dedicated irrigation system Doesn’t require large structural support to house them Thanks to the new advancements in the EcoPillow design, Mark and his team have recently been able to create large scale planters, minus the pot or planter box as well as a unique new way to grow a cactus garden, also minus the pots. Recent projects include a variety of home greenroofs from across metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne. Michael Casey, President of the AIH said, “On behalf of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, we congratulate you on the wonderful work that you do in supporting and raising awareness of the importance of horticulture in today’s world. Your pioneering work in Green Wall technology was awarded with you receiving the AIH Horticulturist of the Year in 2012. Your current research and development of recycled materials in Green Walls is inspiring and for this alone the AIH and the industry congratulate you for your work.” About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. They pride themselves on the fact that their walls and roof gabions are built from 94 percent of recyclable materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. Tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which they are installed, further reducing waste. The Greenwall Company have now installed their greenwall systems in over 200 projects and will continue to work towards the goal of reclaiming the built environment. www.greenwall.com.au