The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-22T22:00:40Z Financial Wealth Management Property Acquisition Accountant Kingsgrove Reveals Renovation ATO Tax Benefit 2019-03-22T22:00:40Z financial-wealth-management-property-acquisition-accountant-kingsgrove-reveals-renovation-ato-tax-benefit Renovations Help you Up the Rent Says TLK Partners Property Expert Matthew Mousa Well-kept properties can result in better rent, but owners shouldn’t over-spend on renovations. Property Acquisition specialist Matthew Mousa of TLK Partners advises on improvements that will be both easy on the budget, and show extra return on investment. Some rental property investors might be unsure of where and how to invest renovation dollars for maximum return. “As a property investor myself, it’s easy to spend a fortune and over-capitalise on the property,” warns Matthew. “Rather invest in cost-effective upgrades on key areas, known to attract tenants. Not only will you draw people who are prepared to pay a little extra, but they are also more likely to care for it during their stay.” Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the major areas – one represents the heart of the home, because it is where food and nourishment originate, while the other is a haven for relaxation and de-stressing. These two rooms could easily become a ‘wow’ factor. However, most importantly, they should be spotless, and leave a squeaky-clean impression. Sprucing Up The Kitchen Representing the heart of the home, a tatty kitchen will turn away potential tenants. It should be spotless, and leave a squeaky-clean impression. A full-blown kitchen renovation is a costly exercise, but there are ways of improving the space and creating a ‘wow’ factor without blowing the bank. Matthew recommends looking at and changing the small details. Add a splash back behind the stove or sink or replace the existing ones with fresh tiles. Splash backs serve a double function in protecting the wall from damage, but can also be a striking feature with clever tiling choice. Do the counter-tops and cabinet doors look tired? A granite top will make an impressive feature, while new doors with fresh hinges and modern handles will transform old cupboards. Another practical improvement is the addition of clever lighting, to brighten the space and improve its function. Cleaning Up The Bathroom “Keep good design and classic style in mind when you consider renovating the bathroom of the rental property,” advises Matthew. He warns against overly-modern or trendy fittings as they can easily date in a few years’ time. Owners could, however, add contemporary touches with modern towel bars and vanity shelves. Once again, the importance of a brilliantly clean look cannot be overemphasised. Light Up With Flair Dark and dingy is a definite no-no if you are looking for a higher rent. Apart from lights being an expression of style, it is most important that your rental property is well lit. “Remember to open blinds and switch the lights on where necessary when you’re showing the property, as light and airy looking properties hold much more appeal,” says Matthew. Lighting and light fittings can create ambiance in any room, and the variety of styles of lighting available is infinite. It can be used to create any look and feel of your choice, from rustic to industrial. Just be careful not to go too way out there – tenants want to add their own personal touches to make the rental property their home, and they don’t necessarily have the same taste in décor as the owner does. So choose something functional, classy, tasteful and fairly neutral. When faced with dark corners or rooms, skylights or installed windows are a wonderful source of light and sun, and can often make all the difference in bathrooms and kitchens by lighting them naturally. Choose energy efficient long-lasting lighting, not only to reduce tenant’s electricity bills but also to care about the environment. Happy Tenants Stay Longer Renovating rental properties from time to time not only holds the bonus of collecting more rent each month during the tenant’s lease period, but could save other costs in the long run. "Remember, if tenants love their home, they will stay longer, so investors will save on advertising and screening costs. It really is best to show it off the property its best light," Matthew concludes. TLK Partners are real people just like you with hobbies like property investment; Wealth Management Companies Kingsgrove, Beverly Hills | Tax Accountant & Agent | Property Adviser are wealth advisers serving enterprises and private individuals who hope to take care of their future through sound financial management. Visit their website or contact them at (02) 8090 4324 for an appointment to discuss your financial management and investment needs. This material is of a general nature only, it does not take into consideration your financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before making any decision based on this content, you should assess your own circumstances, seek professional advice or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate professional. Whilst all care has been taken in presenting the material neither TLK Partners or its associated entities guarantee that the material is free of error and, the information may have changed since being published. Syndicated by Baxton Media. Sydney Investors Aged Care Financial Income Protection Tax Expert and Wealth Planner Matthew Mousa From TLK Partners 2019-03-22T21:00:07Z sydney-investors-aged-care-financial-income-protection-tax-expert-and-wealth-planner-matthew-mousa-from-tlk-partners Part-Year Rentals Affect Property Investors Tax Claims Says TLK Partners Expert Matthew Mousa Tax rental income statements record every dollar received on investment properties, but it doesn’t reflect how many dollars an investor actually takes home. Rental property investors, will have had to settle a lot of bills in order to receive the dollar bills listed as income – without doing so, they would have received a lot less. But what happens if an investment property is only rented out for part of the year? TLK Partners’ property specialist, Mr Matthew Mousa, looks at the tax implications. Sam and Jane were looking for tenants, but made it way too difficult for anyone to rent their property. They asked for references even for short term tenants, and barred children and pets. And they also demanded final approval, despite advertising their premises through an agent. To top it all, not one prospective tenant earned that approval. In Steven and Sally’s case, they advertised their “rental” through an agent, but restricted it to being only available outside school holidays, when there was no demand for renting a property in a remote location with difficult access. They also had no tenants during that year. Both couples had their expenses claims rejected immediately by the tax office. “If the Australian Tax Office has cause to believe the property was not truly ‘available to rent’, it will not sanction expenses claims, because owners made it too difficult for tenants to rent their property,” Mousa warns. “While it is sometimes hard to believe it, the tax authorities are trying to play fair – they only want their share of the rental money you have actually pocketed.” But they want investors to play fair, too, by claiming deductions only on expenses directly related to earning it. So expenses that investors incurred for personal use of the house don’t cut it as far they are concerned. Every homeowner has expenses running their properties and they can’t claim them against tax. The overall principle is that investors can only claim expenses with regard to costs while your property was actually rented out, or while real intention was being shown to make an income out of the property, which is when, as tax authorities term it, it was genuinely “available to rent”. Stating entire income and then claiming the costs of earning it, changes the gross income to a nett income, giving a far more valid picture of what profit was made, not just your bank account balance. It is from this final clean figure that the tax authorities slice their share of the pie in the form of taxes, Mr Mousa explains. However, the final figure changes, because the claimable expenses do, if a rental property does not operate all year through. The taxman also accepts that there are good years and bad years for rental property owners, when they simply don’t have many tenants. Yet, as an owner, investors go on having expenses involved in trying to attract tenants, so some expenses involved are still claimable even when rental income is low. Apportion Expenses If either of the above couples had indeed managed to land a tenant, even for a short period, they would fall into the category of those rental property owners who have to apportion expenses according to how much of the year the premises were rented out, or were honestly available for rent. Joining them are owners who openly rent out their houses for a short period of the year, using it themselves the rest of the year, and those who do the opposite, using it themselves for a short holiday, and making it available for rent the rest of the year. Any expenses that come up while used personally or by friends are enjoying the property privately, can’t be claimed. So these taxpayers will also have to do apportionment claims. Apportionment means that those costs directly tied to rental income can only be claimed in proportion to how much of the year tenants helped you generate it. If tenants rented your property for 35 weeks of the year, the expenses would be multiplied by 35/52 to determine the claimable share of the year’s expenses. Some Exceptions To The Rule Exceptions are those expenses brought about during the course of the rental process. These include estate agents’ commission, advertising for tenants, phone calls to fix damage tenants caused, and the cost of removing any rubbish they left behind. Matthew Mousa is a partner at TLK Partners, a company that takes care of the wealth management and accounting needs of ordinary folk, small and medium businesses, and high value individuals. TLK Partners, Chartered Accountants and Wealth Management Company website, or call (02) 8090 4324. This material is of a general nature only, it does not take into consideration your financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before making any decision based on this content, you should assess your own circumstances, seek professional advice or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate professional. Whilst all care has been taken in presenting the material neither TLK Partners or its associated entities guarantee that the material is free of error and, the information may have changed since being published. Syndicated by Baxton Media. Aged Care Property Investors and Financial Wealth Acquisition Tax Expert Mathew Mousa From TLK Partners Kingsgrove 2019-03-20T21:00:18Z aged-care-property-investors-and-financial-wealth-acquisition-tax-expert-mathew-mousa-from-tlk-partners-kingsgrove Private Investors Property Income Has Tax Implications Whether in money or in kind, anything investors are given that’s linked to their rental property, is considered to be income, and the Australian Taxation Office wants to know about it. Property and tax expert TLK Partners’ Matthew Mousa runs through some of the less well-known forms of “rental income” from the Australian Taxation Office. So for tax purposes, rental income only refers to a tenant’s weekly or monthly cheque, right? Wrong, says Matthew. “If investors are renting out a property to earn a return on their investment, any payment received is considered part of their income, whether cash or in kind. And what comes in, must go out – in the form of information on your tax return.” Disclosing straight-up rental payments is par for the course, but what are the other forms of income associated with a rental property? These equally relevant, but less obvious forms of rental income are the ones to be mindful of, he cautions. Payments in kind If an investor let young Joe live on their rental property for free, as long as he keeps the garden looking good and the swimming pool clean, as well as doing small maintenance jobs, their tax situation could be complicated, Matthew explains. The same applies when someone like Chloe, who has parents on a farm, agrees to pay part of her rent in fresh potatoes. Or perhaps Sam, who’s in the premier league, gives the investor season tickets for rugby, in return for accommodation. According to the Australian Tax Office this "income" must be disclosed in these instances. “Investors will have to put a market value on any of these, from the rental value of Joe’s accommodation, to what the spuds or season ticket would have cost and add it to the rental income. Investors may be entitled to deduct some of the young man’s “rent” in terms of the legally deductible parts of the services he performs. But as far as income goes, his “rental” does need to be included to balance the tax books.” Bond monies and tenant insurance pay-outs If investors keep part of a tenant’s security bond because they didn’t pay the rent, or because you have had to repair damage after a tenant moved out, it classifies as income. The same applies if insurance company pays out for rental lost because a tenant left. Reimbursements There are times when the investor receives money in lieu of damage to get repair work done to their property. "If a tenant gives money towards the cost of the repair, again that money must be recorded as income," Matthew says. "This is especially important if the investor wants to claim the repair cost as a deduction," Matthew continued. Government rebates The same principle applies for rebates as it does for reimbursements. If the investor installs a solar system to supply hot water, for instance, the government may provide a rebate. “As the solar system is a depreciating asset for which the investor will want to claim tax relief over a period of some years, they can’t claim for the entire value, if they didn’t actually pay the full amount because of the rebate received,” Matthew says. When the amount claimed exceeds the amount spent In some more complicated cases, as with limited recourse debt arrangements, financing, refinancing and notional loans, investors may not end up paying the full cost of the initial capital expenditure either. However, they may well want to claim deductions for this expenditure on a depreciating asset. In a similar way to the rebate situation, they could end up claiming for money they have not spent. The unpaid section has to be recorded as income, in order to balance a claim for the full expenditure. TLK Partners Wealth Management Companies Kingsgrove, Beverly Hills | Tax Accountant & Agent | Property Adviser are wealth advisers serving enterprises and private individuals who hope to take care of their future through sound financial management. Visit their website or contact them at (02) 8090 4324 for an appointment to discuss your financial management and investment needs. This material is of a general nature only, it does not take into consideration your financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before making any decision based on this content, you should assess your own circumstances, seek professional advice or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate professional. Whilst all care has been taken in presenting the material neither TLK Partners or its associated entities guarantee that the material is free of error and, the information may have changed since being published. Syndicated by Baxton Media. GFA World To Drill Over 4,000 “Jesus Wells” in Asia’s Most Thirsty Hotspots 2019-03-20T06:22:47Z gfa-world-to-drill-over-4-000-jesus-wells-in-asia-s-most-thirsty-hotspots Toowoomba, QLD--Faith-based humanitarian agency GFA World (Gospel For Asia) today announced plans to drill more than 4,000 of its unique “Jesus Wells” in the most needy communities this year, as World Water Day on March 22 spotlights the struggle to satisfy the world’s growing thirst. GFA (www.gfaau.org) - a leading provider of clean water in Asia’s most thirsty hotspots – has helped drill thousands of wells and supply tens of thousands of household BioSand water filters where water shortages are most critical.   World Water Day highlights the vital importance of access to clean drinking water as a basic human right – this year under the theme “leaving no one behind.”   “Absolutely no one should be left behind when it comes to the most basic need of life – not just water, but clean water,” said GFA founder Dr. KP Yohannan.  “Our goal is to provide a long-term, solution in the water-starved villages and communities we serve, giving everyone access to fresh water and providing the training they need to keep their new well pumping clean water for decades to come.”   In some areas of Asia during the long dry season, villagers wait more than six months for rain, helplessly watching rivers and watering holes dry up.  Often the only water source – a dirty pond – spawns illnesses such as typhoid and chronic diarrhea that threaten children’s lives.   The answer is under the ground, tapping fresh water reserves deep below the surface – and GFA World provided a unique solution with “Jesus Wells.”   Transforming life in these thirsty communities, Jesus Wells supply clean water for entire villages – and share the hope of Christ with those who have never heard the “good news,” serving everyone regardless of religious beliefs.   Costing an average of $1,400 per well and often maintained by local volunteers, Jesus Wells are built to last for decades, and display a plaque in the local language, quoting Jesus from the Gospel of John: 'Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:13-14).   "Many people ask regarding this name that we have on the plaque,” said Pastor Layak, a local church leader.  “Then they come to know that (Jesus) cares for the people's needs and for their lives."   Sparked by their interest in the Jesus Well and grateful for the gift of clean water, some villagers have chosen to follow Christ.   Wells are drilled deep enough to reach water even at the driest point of the year, in some places up to 1,500 feet deep to tap the freshest and most dependable water supply, with each Jesus Well serving 300 people on average.   GFA World just released a new report titled “Dying of Thirst” that reveals insights into what experts are calling a “worldwide water crisis”: www.gfa.ca/special-report/dying-of-thirst-global-water-crisis.   Water shortages will have the most devastating impact on the nearly 2 billion people who live in arid and desert regions, and who currently share only 2 percent of the planet’s usable water, the report says.  GFA World projects the crisis will deepen as the world’s population spikes and demand for drinkable water skyrockets by 30 percent in the next 30 years.   GFA concludes that key interventions can prevent the crisis from getting worse – with drilling deep wells and training locals to maintain them at the top of the list.   Meanwhile, GFA’s Jesus Wells continue to transform lives and hearts. "People are saying: 'This is because of God's grace.  Only with our God this has happened’,” Pastor Layak said.   ###   GFA World ( www.gfaau.org) is a leading faith-based humanitarian and mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions, especially to those who have yet to hear the "good news" of Jesus Christ. In 2018, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,100 villages and remote communities, over 4,700 wells drilled, over 11,400 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 240,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. 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Book via the website. Receive the locker location and your secret code to unlock your photo booth. Watch this space… The Photo Booth Guys will move towards an online booking system, where people can just do it themselves…. but we’re not quite there yet… What do you get? $660 INC for the Weekend. · Pick up/drop off from a local locker. · Unlimited use from Friday to Monday · Mobile Internet Included. · Images/GIF personalised with your party/wedding details. · Unlimited email sharing · Online image gallery. About Us We are The Photo Booth Guys - but we are so much more. From capturing your magical party moments to creating something bespoke and branded your customers will never forget, we are the experts in awesome visual experiences. And we take care of it all for you from go to WOAH! The Photo Booth Guys started as a little side business at weddings - spontaneous shots delivered with style, wit and a more-the-merrier attitude. We loved making people happy and they seemed to love us back because demand grew quickly and beyond the world of weddings. So, we set to work developing a hand-crafted, open space timber booth and fun range of backdrops that could go anywhere, do (just about) anything and look stunning at any event. The Photo Booth Guys is now an international event business, specialising in stylish but affordable photo and gif booth packages right through to fully-branded creative solutions and custom installs. Our dedicated, dynamic team of designers, event managers and photo booth attendants delight in delivering expert creative consultation and seamless service for weddings and private parties, exhibitions, product launches, festivals and corporate events. Whatever your event, wherever you’re bringing people together, The Photo Booth Guys will be there to amplify the fun. JURA's New ENA 8 Coffee Machine Range 2019-03-14T00:17:01Z juras-new-ena-8-coffee-machine-range Introducing the New Small & Simple JURA ENA 8 in Black, White, Red & Aluminium Media Release - 14 March 2019 JURA Australia is excited to introduce the new ENA 8 fully automatic coffee machine to the Australian market in March 2019. Available in three beautiful colour styles – Metro Black, Nordic White and Sunset Red – and one in Massive Aluminium, the compact, one-cup design is smaller in size than most other existing JURA machines and fits neatly in any size space. The different colours are inspired by various environmental climates, which allow people to choose a sophisticated design to match both their lifestyle and kitchen palette. 1. Metropolitan Black – Inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with vibrant cafes, boutiques and bright neon lights illuminating the dark night sky. Think artificial office lights, or sleek white kitchens in contrast with the metropolitan black ENA 8. 2. Nordic White – Think purity and clarity in the snow swept mountains. Take a step away from the world of colour and explore the vast land beyond with the Nordic White ENA 8. 3. Sunset Red – With clay roof tiles and the warm light of the evening sun beaming through the window, experience the red earth through the sunset red ENA 8. 4. Massive Aluminium – Combines traditional craftmanship with state-of-the-art product technology to create the world's first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. New JURA ENA 8 features include: Small – Only 27.1 cm wide, 32.3 cm high and 44.5 cm deep – this one-cup machine will comfortably fit anywhere. Stunning – A cylindrical shaped water tank inspired by premium crystal carafes; a key highlight of the design. Simple – Easy to use 2.8” TFT display and clearly defined operating panels Automatic filter type detection – RFID technology detects whether the new CLARIS Smart mini (30L capacity) or CLARIS Smart (50L capacity) is being used and adapts settings automatically. Freshly ground, not capsuled – Freshly extracted every time from coffee beans. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) optimises the aroma of a short ristretto or espresso. Fine foam technology – Creates airy, feather-light milk foam. 10 specialties at the touch of a button – Providing the perfect cup every time. Solid 3mm thick aluminum housing in the Massive Aluminium ENA 8 – the world’s first coffee machine housing from solid aluminium. The aluminum panels add1.9kg to the overall weight of the machine. Metropolitan Black, Nordic White & Sunset Red - RRP $1,899 Massive Aluminium - RRP $2,699 The JURA ENA 8 range is available now online atwww.au.jura.com as well as selected electrical retailers, department stores, independent and specialty outlets. Best Affordable Cryolipolysis Fat Loss Cosmetic Clinic in Wollongong Uses CLATUU System For Great Results In The Illawarra 2019-03-08T07:08:39Z best-affordable-cryolipolysis-fat-loss-cosmetic-clinic-in-wollongong-uses-clatuu-system-for-great-results-in-the-illawarra Australians are taking to the idea of using different temperatures to change their appearance and win the battle of the bulge with a growing number of Australians are opting to get really cool in order to look hot by using fat freezing treatments such as those offered by aesthetic clinics like Platinum Face and Body Clinic in Wollongong, NSW.Giving Fat Deposits the Cold ShoulderPlatinum owners Jacinda McKay and highly qualified cosmetic injections specialist and RN Shelley Stevens, have chosen the freezing approach to shape and contour the body. It does this by eradicating stubborn fat cells which don’t disappear easily, even with careful diet and regular exercise. And it does so without surgery, anaesthetics, or too much downtime, using a medical aesthetic device which changes the temperature of fat cells in the body.From a sweet beginning when scientists noticed that eating ice blocks tended to produce dimples in the cheeks of children, further research and development has resulted in a treatment now called Cryolipolysis (or Cryo for short) and the invention of aesthetic machines that can provide far more extensive results than an ice block. More than seven million procedures have since been carried out globally. The procedure works by specifically targeting the fat cells, and freezing them without any damage to the surrounding cells. The cells killed in this way are then collected and processed by the body before being permanently eliminated over a period of time.How Cryolipolysis Devices WorkCryolipolysis devices are aimed at treating specific areas where obvious stubborn fat deposits mar an otherwise almost ideal body contour. These deposits can take the form of unsightly love handles, muffin tops, bulges on the abdomen, outer hips and back bulges, or flabby inner arms and thighs.And it’s important to remember, that not all devices are created equal! If you are considering cryolipolysis, choose high standard technologies that have been clinically proven to have high efficiency. Look for real-life testimonials (by real people not paid celebrities), clinical trials by medical experts (these should be documented and easily available using a Google search), before and after photos and word of mouth as evidence to support the claims of efficiency. The last thing you want is to spend money on inefficient fat freezing treatments that yield no results! The state of the art CLATUU device used at Platinum Face and Body uses the worlds only patented 360 degree cooling applicators, and has two handsets. This can lessen the number of treatments needed through providing more thorough treatment in any given area, or by enabling two areas to be treated simultaneously.Cryolipolysis Aids to Diet ProgrammesCryolipolysis is not intended to be seen as a replacement for weight loss programmes, exercise, or a healthy lifestyle, but rather as a supplemental process which increases their effectiveness by doing away with pockets of fat that are extremely difficult to remove. Nor is it a quick fix, as results can take one to two months before really starting to show, and continue to become even more noticeable for 30-60 days after that. Additional treatments, when required to treat new areas or extend the work already done, are usually carried out at two monthly intervals.Where the strength of this type of treatment lies, according to the Platinum owners, is in Cryo’s long-lasting effects, as the dead fat cells are eliminated from the body permanently. It also involves little or no downtime, and pain levels are restricted to very slight discomfort sometimes felt at the initial stages of the treatment.Further InformationTo find out more about Platinum Face and Body Clinic’s services, reach Shelley and her experienced team by visiting the Non-Surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments For The Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinic website to book a consultation online or call +612 4200 9468.Syndicated by Baxton Media. Superannuation Tax Estate Planning Private Wealth Financial Planning Sydney TLK Partners 2019-03-06T22:00:26Z superannuation-tax-estate-planning-private-wealth-financial-planning-sydney-tlk-partners Tax hikes and changes and an ever-rising cost of living paint a gloomy financial picture for all Australians. But it’s even more dismal for current retirees, and those looking at leaving the workforce soon. TLK Partners financial planner, Len Elias, says finding ways for them to keep financially afloat for the rest of their lives is becoming increasingly difficult. And it seems like Superannuation can’t do it alone. How Superannuation Works Australian Superannuation is often considered one of the best government retirement programs globally. Since 1992, it has entitled Australians who earn over $450 a month (before tax) to a mandatory Superfund contribution from their employers for their retirement. The current contribution rate is 9.5% is calculated according to ordinary time earnings, and employees are encouraged to boost it with their own salary sacrifice. Superannuation funds are accessible at 60 (the Commonwealth preservation age) for those who retire permanently, or at 65 for those who still want to work. The funds can be accessed as a lump sum or as an annual pension payout, but many Australians are not rushing to do so. Financial concerns have led to increasing numbers of Australians over the age of 45 are putting off retirement till 70 or later. How Super is the Annuation Fund? ASFA, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia claim that, on average, during the 2013/14 financial year, men had a balance of a little under $300,000 in their fund at retirement age. Women had less than $150,000, and households averaged around $355,000. Since then stock markets have been both bearish and bullish, inflation has risen and not come down, and there have been changes in the tax situation. By the 2015/2016 year those average balances had dropped to $270,710 for men and risen to $157,049 for women. These averages fall far short of the 2018 figures AFSA suggests as reasonable starting balances for retirement when, and only when, retirees own their homes. The association puts the amount a single person would need to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle at $545,000 , and couples at $640, 000. And it claims $70,000 should provide a so-called modest retirement assuming that the state’s Age Pension and other supplements take care of most of the usual expenditures. But for how long? How Long Will Your Super Last? AFSA’s calculations set couples’ living costs at just under $61,000 a year, and singles at a little over $43,317, for what AFSA dubs a “comfortable” lifestyle. This allows for some extras like home maintenance and small improvements, as well as an occasional holiday, and it takes into account that retirees’ lifestyles change as they age, and expenses shift from activities and vacations to medical and caring needs. But with that annual budget, the balance AFSA recommends for retirement will see a single retiree’s funds run dry after about 12 years, and that of couples after just over 10 years, if not bolstered by partial Age Pensions or other investments. Len Elias pointed out covering the 22 years between retirement at 60 and the Australian average life expectancy of 82 years, it would appear opening balances would therefore have to sit at over $1,28 million for couples, and about a million for singles. In the so-called modest category, which allows for basics only, the recommended starting capital of $70 000 will only fund the calculated singles’ budget of $27,648 for 2,5 years, and the couple’s $39,775 for less than two. Fortunately, a full Age Pension (just under $24,000 a year for singles, and a combined $36 000 for a couple) would stretch the balances, should the retiree be eligible for it. Clearly, while it provides a base which could support a tightly-budgeted retirement in the short term, planning and saving is needed to stretch that funding over what could be a long retirement. Len Elias is a partner at TLK Partners, a company that takes care of the wealth management and accounting needs of ordinary folk, small and medium businesses, and high value individuals. TLK Partners, Chartered Accountants and Wealth Management Company website, or call (02) 8090 4324. This material is of a general nature only, it does not take into consideration your financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before making any decision based on this content, you should assess your own circumstances, seek professional advice or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate professional. Whilst all care has been taken in presenting the material neither TLK Partners or its associated entities guarantee that the material is free of error and, the information may have changed since being published. Syndicated by Baxton Media. Top 5 Organisational Tips by Justine Wilson 2019-03-05T22:35:42Z top-5-organisational-tips-by-justine-wilson Justine Wilson on the art of decluttering Top 5 organisational tips for your home Media Release - March 2019 Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors, has unveiled her top 5 organisational tips for the home inspired by Marie Kondo, who has been hailed as the queen of organisation for helping people de-clutter and tidy their homes. With a few simple and practical methods, you can create spaces where positivity can flourish. Justine Wilson says, “At Vault Interiors we strongly believe that having a tidy, neat organised space can make you fall in love with your home again, and you should feel lighter mentally too. Shifting the energy of a space can totally transform your home and change your mindset at the same time. It can be life changing. “If you haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book or seen her Netflix show yet, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon. Not only are her methods easy to implement but they really do work and will change the way you look at tidying up, turning it from a chore into a way to inject new energy into your home,” adds Justine. Now that autumn is here, there’s no better time to organise your home! Justine’s top 5 organisational tips: Know your intentions. Know how you want to use the spaces in your home will ultimately help you decide what items are important. It will also make your home a positive place to live, and have positive energy for visitors. Decide which items “spark joy”. Marie’s methods are built on the philosophy that a home should be filled with only those items that make you happy – and I totally support this. Deciding what you love and can’t live without is the hardest part, but once you can do it, the rest is a breeze! It’s ok to keep things, so long as you love them. Store things correctly. With items such as clothing, store them in a way you can clearly see what you have maximises space and allows for easy access. When it comes to other miscellaneous items, sort into piles of keep and throw away. Sort your items by category, not location. This can make the process overwhelming, so focus on one category at a time. Use boxes and containers to store essential papers and books to make your space look neater and it will allow you to find things more quickly. Leave sentimental items until last. Items such as photographs and personal objects are often the hardest to let go, so sort through them last when you’ve had plenty of practice separating non-sentimental items. “Tidying up can not only help you reconnect with your space, but it can help you start to consider the way you accumulate belongings in the future,” adds Justine. About Vault Interiors: Vault Interiors are a dedicated team of property stylists who specialise in unlocking the potential of each and every property they step into. Whether it be styling for the purpose of selling a property or furnishing a client’s new dream home or investment, the team not only deliver jaw dropping results but save time and money with their hassle-free complete furniture packages. www.vaultinteriors.com.au 1 Minute Genius Solutions - L'Action Paris 2019-03-05T00:14:28Z 1-minute-genius-solutions-laction-paris L’Action’s 1 Minute Genius Quick Fixes Creating beauty moments to make you feel good Media Release - March 2019 There’s no need to sacrifice time in order to see great results, which is why L’Action’s 1 Minute Solutions are perfect for when you’re in a rush or on the go! These genius quick fixes work fast to target your skins pores, lengthen your lashes and plump up your lips with immediately visible results, all in just 1 Minute. Shima Shahbazi, Marketing Co-ordinator of McGloins Supertex, the Australian distributor of L’Action Paris says, “We are so impressed with the wide range of 1 Minute Solutions - there is something for your every beauty need and it’s affordable too! Their compact size makes them perfect to pop in your handbag or as a travel companion – and the best thing is, the results are immediate! “Best of all, our products are affordable and made from the highest quality ingredients, promising effective and lasting results,” said Shima. The Most Popular L’Action Paris 1 Minute Solutions – Top 3: FACE Pore Reducing Cream – RRP $16.95 Unclogs and tightens pores leaving your skin irresistibly smooth. Designed to reduce common concerns around clogged pores, this cream absorbs excess oils in the skin leaving your skin refined and smooth with a mattifying effect. Reducing the size of pores, the cream works to shrink the surrounding red areas. Composed of pineapple, passion fruit and raisin extract, this Pore Reducing Cream also works as the perfect makeupprimer. EYES Eyelash Treatment – RRP $16.95 Lengthens and strengthens lashes for a long-lasting curl. The perfect way to lengthen, treat and thicken your eyelashes. Designed for daily use the eyelash serum leaves your lashes looking long and luscious, whilst enhancing their natural curl. A transparent mascara, the treatment moisturises and stimulates eyelash growth whilst keeping lashes silky smooth. LIPS Lip Enhancer – RRP $19.95 Adds volume and shine for plumper and fuller lips. Increasing your lip volume up to 40% the active gloss enhances your lips leaving you with a full natural lip. Perfect to use as a daily gloss, your lips will become visibly plumper in as little as 4 weeks. 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 1 Minute Solution range is available online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au The Beauty Secret - Jamaican Black Castor Oil 2019-03-04T03:03:19Z the-beauty-secret-jamaican-black-castor-oil The secret to help with strengthening & restoring your hair Unveiling the secrets of SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Media Release - 4 March 2019 Does your hair need a little love; do you feel like you’ve tried everything with no success? SheaMoisture has the answer with an ages-old, natural recipe for strengthening and restoring hair health. The Jamaican Black Caster Oil range really is the hair miracle you have been waiting for. This unique collection combines intensive ingredients to renew hair, whilst supporting healthy growth. Making it ideal for damaged, chemically treated and heat styled hair, across all hair types. SheaMoisture’s Sister Scientist swears by Jamaican Black Castor Oil when it comes to improving the strength of one’s hair. “Clinically proven to strengthen and smooth hair, Jamaican Black Caster Oil is an ancient, powerful oil passed down through generations. The abundance of fatty acids and phytochemicals found in the oil work together to revitalise hair, and soothe the scalp.” Made with natural, certified organic and ethically sourced ingredients, SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil range helps to restore dry, brittle, damaged hair with a special blend. Key ingredients from the range include; Jamaican Black Castor Oil: Rich in omega, the oil content may have reparative benefits for hair and scalp. Certified Organic Raw Shea Butter: The butter baths the hair in nutrient-rich fatty acids and vitamins to deeply moisturise and condition. Apple Cider Vinegar: Containing natural alpha hydroxyl acids, the vinegar clarifies hair and may assist in balancing out hair pH levels. Rice Protein: These proteins can aid in thickening and smoothing strands of hair. Panthenol: A humectant that works to infuse water into the hair and scalp. Peppermint Oil: Stimulates the scalp, to assist and potentially improve hair growth. Coconut Oil: Intensely moisturises hair, while helping to prevent future breakages. SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil range includes three products: Strengthen & Restore Shampoo RRP $24.95 – Removes product build-up while moisturising with essential oils to leave hair cleansed, strong and healthy. Strengthen & Restore Conditioner RRP $24.95 – Conditions the hair with essential oils leaving hair soft and nourished. Strengthen & Restore Masque RRP $29.95 – This deep conditioning masque makes even coarse, dry and over processed curls and coils soft and tangle free. About SheaMoisture: SheaMoisture is a family-run brand with a heritage of serving those who have been most underserved in beauty, and are committed to continuing to do that. In 1912, Sofi Tucker believed she could build something better for the next generation. A widowed mother at just 19, and the originator of what has become SheaMoisture. Recipes have been handed down, tested and proven for over four generations. SheaMoisture is available now at Priceline stores nationwide. www.sheamoisture.com.au @sheamoisture.australia #sheamoistureaus Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment 2019-03-03T23:54:42Z quick-effective-and-concentrated-on-the-spot-treatment-1 Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment Introducing the new dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid Media Release - 4 March 2019 Blemishes and acne is something most of us have struggled with from time to time. A good skincare routine is the secret to healthy skin, and a good skincare routine is dependant on using the right products. Today, dermaviduals is pleased to launch their new product and go-to solution for blemished skin, PlutioDerm Fluid. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals, Reika Roberts says, “We are excited to launch the new PlutioDerm Fluid in Australia to aid the prevention of acne. Together with our proven PlutioDerm Plus Cream, this new serum will provide a double action approach to healthier, blemish free skin.” PlutioDerm Fluid is a powerful herbal serum based on liposome technology that works quickly and effectively when used on spots. The concentrated serum aids the blemish prevention process by reducing inflammation, soothing the skin and reducing microbial infestation, and hereby activating regenerative skin processes. “We are the exclusive global distributors of this product, which we’ve had created for Australia and New Zealand. We’ve been trialling it for over 6 months and have seen incredible results in clearing congested complexions,” adds Reika. Ingredients: Saccharide isomerate (moisturiser) Native urea (moisturiser) Salicylic acid (keratolytic agent) Plantago lanceolata leaf extract (contains acetoside that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Mahonia aquifolium root extract (contains berberin that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Phosphatidylcholine/PC (prevention of cornification and barrier disorders, support of skin regeneration, supplier of choline and linoleic acid) Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals says, “Sourcing natural ingredients from around the world, we have worked to create a product that is as unique as our clients. The easy application of the PlutioDerm Fluid will take the stress out of your skincare routine, with real results closer than you can imagine!” Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skincare routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 170 clinics across Australia. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid RRP AU$85 20ml www.dermaviduals.com.au Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment 2019-03-03T22:59:46Z quick-effective-and-concentrated-on-the-spot-treatment Quick, effective and concentrated on the spot treatment Introducing the new dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid Blemishes and acne is something most of us have struggled with from time to time. A good skincare routine is the secret to healthy skin, and a good skincare routine is dependant on using the right products. Today, dermaviduals is pleased to launch their new product and go-to solution for blemished skin, PlutioDerm Fluid. Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals, Reika Roberts says, “We are excited to launch the new PlutioDerm Fluid in New Zealand to aid the prevention of acne. Together with our proven PlutioDerm Plus Cream, this new serum will provide a double action approach to healthier, blemish free skin.” PlutioDerm Fluid is a powerful herbal serum based on liposome technology that works quickly and effectively when used on spots. The concentrated serum aids the blemish prevention process by reducing inflammation, soothing the skin and reducing microbial infestation, and hereby activating regenerative skin processes. “We are the exclusive global distributors of this product, which we’ve had created for Australia and New Zealand. We’ve been trialling it for over 6 months and have seen incredible results in clearing congested complexions,” adds Reika. Ingredients: Saccharide isomerate (moisturiser) Native urea (moisturiser) Salicylic acid (keratolytic agent) Plantago lanceolata leaf extract (contains acetoside that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Mahonia aquifolium root extract (contains berberin that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects) Phosphatidylcholine/PC (prevention of cornification and barrier disorders, support of skin regeneration, supplier of choline and linoleic acid) Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals says, “Sourcing natural ingredients from around the world, we have worked to create a product that is as unique as our clients. The easy application of the PlutioDerm Fluid will take the stress out of your skincare routine, with real results closer than you can imagine!” Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skincare routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 60 clinics across New Zealand. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. dermaviduals PlutioDerm Fluid RRP NZ$108.20 20ml www.dermaviduals.co.nz Introducing Nouvelle Double Effect Haircare Range 2019-03-03T22:38:11Z introducing-nouvelle-double-effect-haircare-range Looking to get more out of your haircare products? Get a DOUBLE EFFECT with Nouvelle’s Premium Haircare Range Media Release - 4 March 2019 Introducing Nouvelle Double Effect, the Italian brands signature care collection, specifically designed to repair damage caused by chemicals, sun damage and the day to day pressures that hair can suffer. The Nouvelle Double Effect range features a 5-step system with all products providing a double effect. Petra Kostos says, “These products really are amazing and it’s great to have some truly innovative products in the range in terms of not only formulation but the application technique. The Nutri-Foam (Leave in Conditioning Treatment) is a real stand out for me, it’s one of those products that once you try it you never go back.” The Nouvelle Double Effect 5-step care collection includes: Step 1- Nouvelle Double Effect Shampoo 300ml – RRP: $24.99 Key Ingredients: Keratin & Hops (Humulus Lupulus Cone Extract). This shampoo gently cleanses, moisturisers and nourishes the hair and scalp while strengthening each strand from the inside. During heat styling the micro particles of keratin amino acids penetrate into the depth of the inner layer of the cuticle to restore the natural protein. This also helps to prevent brittleness, dryness, porosity and elasticity. Step 2- Nouvelle Double Effect Mask (Conditioner) 250ml – RRP: $24.99 Key Ingredients: Keratin & Hops (Humulus Lupulus Cone Extract). To be used on the mid-lengths and ends only, this nourishing formula contains natural, but intensely active components, so the result will be noticeable after the first application. With long-term use, ingredients in the mask create a therapeutic effect due to the comprehensive strengthening to the cortex of the hair and its cuticle. Step 3- Nouvelle Double Effect Nutri Fluid (Instant Keratin-based Regenerator) 75ml – RRP: $29.99 Key ingredients: Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hops, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guvar bean) and Glycerin. Petra’s favourite product in this line, Nutri Fluid reproduces hair and is formulated to specifically target all broken or damaged areas. For application, start with damp hands, only use a small amount, then rub into the crown area and ends, wherever the damage has been caused by either bleaching or colouring. Step 4- Nouvelle Double Effect Diamond Drop (Split End Prevention) 75ml – RRP $29.99 Key Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Anti-Oxidant for your hair), Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton Extract allowing hair bonding around the cuticle to provide elasticity and strength). This luxurious serum can be used straight after the Nutri Fluid. Apply a small amount, rub into hands to activate and apply to the mid-lengths down prior to heat styling. Then apply as a finishing product for amazing shine. Step 5- Nouvelle Double Effect Nutri Foam (Leave in Conditioning Foam) 200ml – RRP $29.99 Key Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter (Hydrolyzed Cocoa Butter), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (Guar Gum to leave hair full of moisture). This is the HERO product in this collection and really gives a WOW factor after use. This is not a styling mousse/foam, this is a daily use no rinse, leave in conditioning foam, providing incredible moisture for dry, damaged and porous hair. This can be used on damp or dry hair depending on how damaged your hair is. Nouvelle’s Double Effect care collection is available from www.nhbs.com.au or local salons. About Nouvelle Hair & Beauty Supplies: Nouvelle Hair & Beauty Supplies (NHBS) are the exclusive stockist and distributor of Italy’s Silky and Nouvelle hair care product ranges. The team at NHBS are constantly expanding their range of retail and salon professional products and accessories, plus they even import their own hair & beauty furniture, making them a one-stop-shop for salon owners.