The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z 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. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 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. 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 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 New 2019 Real Techniques Collections 2019-02-26T22:26:27Z new-2019-real-techniques-collections Real Techniques is thrilled to announce the release of new and unique brush collections to kick off 2019, adding to their hugely popular range of existing makeup brushes, sponges and accessories. Introducing Rebel Edge, Everyday Essentials and Sugar Crush – there’s something to love for everyone! Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new range features newly designed brush handles and brand new packaging for a more simplistic, cleaner design, without jeopardising quality or performance. Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International, Erica Galea says, “Real Techniques is a global leader in makeup brushes and they just keep on giving! The Rebel Edge Trio really is one of a kind and now one of my personal favourites, so we’re very excited to launch these new products in Australia.” The new additions to the Real Techniques range include: Rebel Edge Trio Set – RRP $45 With cropped head that puts you in control to define + blend powders your way. Broad brush: broad cut for face, blend powder foundation or bronzer. Fine brush: fine cut for eye, precisely line eyes or sweep on powder shadows. Medium brush: medium cut for cheek, dust on powder highlighter or blush. Everyday Essentials Set – RRP $69 This set has every look covered from start to finish with best sellers from the Real Techniques base, eyes and finish ranges combined. Ideal for face, cheeks and eyes, the set is designed to cover, colour and blend. 400 Blush: Tapered, soft and fluffy bristles to blend powder blush evenly for a smooth, natural look. Miracle Complexion Sponge: Soft, flexible foam that blends liquid and cream foundation into a luminous, dewy finish. Use dry for full coverage or damp for dewy glow. 300 Deluxe Crease: Short, dense bristles designed to layer and blend cream and powder shadows evenly into eye crease. 402 Setting: Soft and fluffy bristles to lightly dust on highlighting or setting powders precisely for natural looking illumination 200 Expert Face: Firm bristles designed to buff liquid or cream foundation to a glowing, flawless finish. Sugar Crush Miracle Complexion Sponge – RRP $18.99 Just like the original, but with extra sparkle! Use damp for a dewy glow or dry for a full coverage with liquid, cream, or powder foundations and bb creams. Available in three colours: Pink, Peach & Berry. The new additions to the Real Techniques range are available now online at www.realtechniques.com.au New Shark Deterrent for Short Boards 2019-02-26T19:04:00Z new-shark-deterrent-for-short-boards The Ocean Guardian FREEDOM+ Surf, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested user installable and transferable surfboard shark deterrent, is now available with a mini antenna version. The Ocean Guardian’s FREEDOM+ Surf is powered by Shark Shield Technology and designed in partnership with Tom Carroll. The new mini antenna is specifically designed to overcome ergonomic issues associated with surfers using smaller boards - now there is a personal shark protection device for all surfers. Tom Carroll, Ocean Guardian Ambassador and two-time World Surfing Champion says, “It’s great that we can now offer a solution for all surfers no matter the size of their board. The new FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna is recommended for shorter boards of less than 6’. Thanks to the new design, when duck diving with the board the previous zap experienced by those using the full-size antenna on shorter boards should be eliminated. Really giving no surfer an excuse to not take their personal protection into their own hands.” Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian says, “The mini antenna produces exactly the same power output as the regular FREEDOM+ Surf antenna however, it creates a smaller protective electrical field due to the electrodes being smaller and closer together. The new mini antenna does not replace the existing FREEDOM+ Surf antenna, but now all surfers, with all sized boards, can benefit from this patented technology.” The FREEDOM+ Surf Mini Antenna will be available from Wednesday 27th at an RRP of $149 and can be purchased from all good surf retailers. About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition – to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean – while also protecting the planet we call home. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. Ocean Guardian safety products are the ultimate ocean guardian – providing peace of mind for surfers, divers, and ocean lovers around the world, while supporting the conservation of marine life by removing the need for shark nets and culling. ocean-guardian.com New Autumn Interior Trend Alert – American Modern Farmhouse 2019-02-24T22:45:00Z new-autumn-interior-trend-alert-american-modern-farmhouse With TV shows such as “Home Town” and “Fixer Upper” growing in popularity, the biggest trend predicted to hit the Australian interior world this autumn is the ‘American Modern Farmhouse’. While it’s quite a mouthful to say – the look, at least, is very easy to achieve. As the weather changes, it’s the greatest time to consider sprucing up your interiors, ready for the long nights indoors. Sydney Property Styling expert and Director of Vault Interiors, Justine Wilson says, “The American Modern Farmhouse trend is going to dominate interiors in Autumn 2019. The style is characterised by rustic textures, thick wool, distressed furniture, reclaimed statement pieces, overly neutral palette, leather, timber, concrete, metal, brick and lots of faux greenery and layering.” Justine’s top 7 tips to get the ‘American Modern Farmhouse’ look in your home: Substitute artwork for over scale vintage signs or script work. Think words such as “bakery” or “laundry”. You can find lots of signs like this on Etsy. Layer your rugs. Try a sisal rug with a woollen rug on top. Try the Luella Synthetic Rug from Pottery Barn. Pair leather cushions with light neutrals. Opt for linen, plaid or woollen designs. Rustic statement pieces are key. Use timber chests as coffee tables; think old look farmhouse dining tables, timber benches in your foyer and distressed wooden consoles. Pick up a gem on Gumtree, thrift stores, or give some old pieces a little love. With a bit of elbow grease, a quick sand and a lick of paint you can have the look in an affordable way. Try Mayson Coffee Table from Freedom or the Fulham Shelving Unit from Early Settler. Industrial pieces will contrast the natural style. Make a serious impression in the room, think iron barstools and metal bookshelves. You could also try industrial floating shelves and wooden with black iron brackets. Clever grouping of faux greenery. Use glass containers and group three to five of the same plan leaf. Simple glass canisters work well. Try palm leave, fake herbs or fiddle leaf plants. Kmart is great! Install feature walls. Try shiplap or board and baton as these are inexpensive materials, easy to install and can be bought at any hardware store. White brick and vinyl wallpaper is very on trend and for this look. “The reason I like this look for autumn is it’s a very warm, durable, earthy family friendly and timeless feel, perfect to encourage lingering chats, and for snuggling up on the sofa. Grab a cup of Cocoa, and settle in with layers of wool throws for a picture perfect Instagram worthy look,” 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 5 things you need to know when buying your first car 2019-02-24T22:30:00Z 5-things-you-need-to-know-when-buying-your-first-car Nothing beats the feeling of holding the keys to your very first car. It will most likely be the biggest investment, let alone debt, most first-time car buyers have committed to in their lives. So, to equip those looking to take the plunge, Mark Turner, General Manager of Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta, shares his expert tips to help ease the stress and ensure customers are confident in their purchase. With over 45 years of experience in the motor industry, Mark Turner from Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta says, “Buying your first car can be an overwhelming experience. There are many things to consider such as finance, insurance, the type of model, through to safety and durability. There is only so much research you can do online before information overload sets in. “After you’ve narrowed down your top three cars, I recommend the next thing you do is visit the dealerships to get some hands-on experience with each car and advice from a team of experts who can help you make your decision all in the one place,” said Mark. Marks shares his top 5 tips for first-time car buyers: Know what the car is for – As simple as this sounds knowing why you are buying the car will help you decide which car is your best fit. Are you driving short distances to work daily or commuting in traffic? Will you need extra space to carry oversized objects or something small to zip around the city? Narrowing down what you are going to use the car for will allow you to eliminate car options. Know how much you can afford – As good as zero percent finance may sound this also means you would be signing up to a lot of hidden costs and charges. We recommend saving up at least 10% of the total price of the vehicle as a deposit and setting yourself a conservative limit on how much finance you can really afford without stretching your limits. Find out your credit score – When applying for finance, our Finance Business Managers will check your credit history. Even if you think you don’t have one, it’s important you are on top of your credit score. Having a clear credit rating will speed up the process and ensure you are eligible for the best interest rate available on the market. Don’t buy the first car you see – It’s important that you shop around before committing to a car. Take potential cars out for a test drive and get an experienced dealer to take you through the features of each vehicle in detail so you don’t miss anything you love or hate. Remember hidden cost – The advertised price is not the be all and end all. Car purchases, like homes, are accompanied by a range of additional costs and fees. You need to factor in interest on loans, servicing, insurance, stamp duty and transfer fees before settling on a car. Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta have a car for every driver in the family, from the kids first car, to eco-friendly hybrids, versatile SUVs and work vehicles. About Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta: Terry Shields Toyota Parramatta is a family-owned new and used car dealership located in the heart of Auto Alley Church Street Parramatta. Celebrating 45 years in the Auto Alley, Terry Shields has long supported the local community and continually strive to offer a highly efficient and professional service delivered in a relaxed and personalised way. www.terryshieldstoyota.com.au Introducing The Newest Trending Vegan, Cruelty Free & No Nasties Facial Mask 2019-02-21T02:57:15Z introducing-the-newest-trending-vegan-cruelty-free-no-nasties-facial-mask derma aesthetics, exclusive distributors of dermaviduals, is pleased to unveil their newest facial mask, epi nouvelle+ naturelle. The mask is expected to be the fastest trending 100% vegan, cruelty-free, pure and natural facial mask across Australia in 2019. Containing no preservatives and no nasties, the mask has been formulated in Germany with the principles of Corneotherapy in mind. Reika Roberts, Co-Managing Director of derma aesthetics said, “We know Australians are looking for more natural options that are vegan and cruelty-free, so we’re thrilled to introduce the epi nouvelle+ naturelle mask specifically based on demand. We pride ourselves on keeping ahead of trends globally as well as locally. The demand for vegan masks has been higher than ever before, so we’re expecting a large number of salon enquiries over the coming weeks.” The soft and flexible surface of the mask follows the facial outline like a second skin, providing the closest moisturising, cooling and skin smoothing properties. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of derma aesthetics said, “We’re proud to announce our new facial, with the addition of the epi nouvelle+ naturelle, is suitable for all skin types and conditions. It’s also suitable for people with perioral dermatitis, acne, allergic skin reactions and sunburn.” The new mask brought to you by derma aesthetics can be applied directly to the skin after microneedling, after peels, microdermabrasion, laser, IPL, skin resurfacing treatments and anti-wrinkle injections. Benefits of the new epi nouvelle+ naturelle mask include: Dramatic reduction of swelling, redness, and itching Moisturising, cooling and soothing properties Supports skin regeneration Improves complexion Reduced downtime of treatments that cause inflammation 100% sterile enabling intraoperative use 100% vegan and cruelty-free Cellulose with no preservatives or additives Pure and natural ingredients Can be used in conjunction with active ingredients derma aesthetics epi nouvelle+ naturelle facial masks are available individually for AU$36.20 each or as a 4 pack for AU$144.80 in leading salons across Australia. Nouvelle announce new blonding shampoos 2019-02-14T22:42:28Z nouvelle-announce-new-blonding-shampoos Nouvelle, Italy’s leading haircare brand have now released their new range of blonding shampoos in Australia. Featuring four products in the range, there is a product for every shade of blonde. Banish nasty yellow, orange and golden tones thanks to this Vitamin E enriched new range of colour correcting shampoos and conditioning masks. Petra Kostopoulos, Co-Founder of Nouvelle Hair & Beauty Supplies say, “We’re really excited about this product launch in Australia. It’s been such a great success overseas and the trials we’ve run have produced amazing results.” Key facts about Nouvelle’s new blonding shampoo & mask collection: All enriched with Vitamin E Available in four shades Gently cleanses and ensures longer lasting colour Neutralises orange, yellow and gold tones Suitable for colour treated blondes Products in the range: True Silver – Gently cleanses, with the most innovative anti yellow formulation for white and grey hair. Filled with Vitamin E to improve hair growth, whilst the Linseed oil and Aloe Vera hydrate and nourish the cuticle and protect against heat sources. True Blonde – Gently cleanses and provides the most strength in the innovative anti yellow formula for light blonde and bleached hair, from tone depths of 7/8. Filled with anti-oxidants, that renew the hair’s condition, whilst providing hydration, regeneration and protecting against heat sources. True Platinum Blonde – Gently cleanses with a softer innovative anti yellow formula that is specific for golden reflects on coloured or bleached hair at tone depths of 9/10. Filled with proteins that reinforce the hair fibres, this nourishing and hydrating formula provides instant luminosity and protects against heat sources. Orange Killer – Gently cleanses, with the innovative anti orange formulation that is designed for darker toned blondes and bleached hair from tone depths of 5/ 6. Filled with nourishing ingredients, this formula addresses the orange and red tones throughout the hair while improving circulation on the scalp and gives hair back its lustre. True Blonde Mask – This product is the most nourishing treatment to compliment all of the shampoos in this range. Formulated with antioxidants including; Linseed Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, the mask is designed to strengthen the hair, whilst soothing the scalp. These ingredients encourage regeneration, protect against heat sources and provide a beautiful shine. Nouvelle’s new blonding shampoo collection is available in 200ml for an RRP of $16.99 and the True Blonde Mask in 250ml at an RRP of $19.99 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 products and accessories, plus they even import their own furniture for local salons, making them a one-stop-shop for salon owners. The Home of World’s First Chewy Dribble Bib 2019-02-14T03:22:24Z the-home-of-worlds-first-chewy-dribble-bib Things 4 Bubs is proud to announce they are now the exclusive distributor of Cheeky Chompers in Australia and New Zealand, adding to their portfolio of innovative and beloved baby brands Baby Shusher, Attipas and Petit Bamboo. Award winning range Cheeky Chompers is the home of the world’s first chewy dribble bib, the Neckerchew, and offers a variety of ethically manufactured, stylish and innovative attachable baby essentials. Successful entrepreneur and Managing Director of Things 4 Bubs, Caroline Africh, recently featured on the latest series of Shark Tank Australia. Caroline says, “Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best ideas! We are excited to grow brand awareness in the Australian market. As a mother of three children under 7, I know it’s important for parents to choose the right products and I want to help guide others in the right direction.” The range answers the question, if the teether won’t stay put, why not attach it to your baby? UK based mothers launched Cheeky Chompers whilst they were both off on maternity leave for their first children. After numerous catch up with friends, witnessing countless dropped, dirty and lost teethers the idea for Neckerchew’s was born. Not only is the Neckerchew a world first, it’s also one of the best selling products across the globe for Cheeky Chompers. Such a simple concept, yet super effective and practical, while also offering over 27 unique trendy patterns for girls, boys and unisex – there’s a style to suit every bub! All fabric products are machine washable, BPA and phthalates free and tested to worldwide safety standards. Every product is made from only the highest quality fabrics and materials. Key features of the Neckerchew include: Machine washable Attached teether in feature colours Super absorbent – 3 layers! Most bibs are 100% cotton Hygenic 2 bibs in one One size with two adjustable poppers Suitable for 2 month-2 years (plus an All-Needs range for toddlers through to adults) Contains no phthalates or BPA Tested to worldwide safety standards About Cheeky Chompers: Since its launch in 2013, the product range has expanded to include a variety of teething aids, blankets and comforters, including Comfortchew, Chewy, Cheeky Blanket, 100% organic muslin range and our larger Neckerchew catering for special needs. Ethically manufactured in the UK, Cheeky Chompers is tested and approved to meet Australian and New Zealand’s mandatory safety guidelines. The range may be that little bit more, but they are made to last. Cheeky Chompers Neckerchews are available online now at www.cheekychompers.com.au from RRP $22.95 – $26.99. New Overnight Hair Masks by L'Action Paris 2019-02-11T21:38:17Z new-overnight-hair-masks-by-laction-paris The New Over Night Hair Masks By L’Action Paris All the magic happens while you get some beauty sleep! Media Release - February 2019 L’Action Paris is excited to introduce their new Over Night Hair Mask range, offering hair solutions to for all types of hair. No one has time for a complex hair routine! Thanks to L’Action’s new Over Night Hair Masks, everyone’s hair can be luminous and supple, regardless of their schedule. Shima Shahbazi, Marketing Co-ordinator of McGloins Supertex, the Australian distributor of L’Action Paris says, “The formulas of L’Action Over Night Hair Masks will guarantee optimum results, all while you’re sleeping! There is something for everyone whether your hair is coloured, natural or dehydrated. The new Over Night Hair Masks will have you waking up with fabulous shiny hair.” The L’Action Paris Over Night Hair Mask range includes: 4-In-1 Hair Night Mask – RRP $4.95 | Packed full of powerful plant-based active ingredients, this mask moisturises, restores shine, nourishes and intensively strengthens hair. Upon waking and after shampoo, hair is soft, supple, repaired and glossy with a healthy shine. Hair type – well suited for dehydrated, dry, dull and brittle hair. Moisturising Hair Night Mask – RRP $4.95 | Enriched with Barbary Fig Oil and extract of Aloe Vera Leaf, this mask intensively nourishes hair. Upon waking and after shampoo, hair is soft, supple and visibly more beautiful, without being weighed down. Hair type – well suited for dry or dehydrated hair. Radiance Repairer Hair Night Mask – RRP $4.95 | Packed full of active ingredients high in vitamin content, this mask repairs your hair and gives it luminosity and suppleness. When you wake up and after shampoo, your hair is shiny, supple and repaired: just like new! Hair type – well suited for dull, coloured and highlighted hair. Strength & Vitality Hair Night Mask – RRP $4.95 | This mask reinforces hair thanks to the provitamin B5, vitamin E and cranberry seed oil it contains. When you wake up and after shampoo, your hair is repaired, rejuvenated and visibly stronger. Hair type – well suited for dry and brittle hair. About L’Action Paris: L’Action is currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world and there are over 50 different products now available in Australia. All products in the collection are developed in their Paris laboratory, include natural active ingredients, and not dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. The L’Action Paris Over Night Hair Mask range is available online at www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au 360 PR Now Representing Nouvelle Hair & Beauty Supplies 2019-02-07T02:08:13Z 360-pr-now-representing-nouvelle-hair-beauty-supplies 360 PR is thrilled to announce they have been appointed the PR agency for Nouvelle Hair & Beauty Supplies (NHBS), 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 products and accessories, plus they even import their own furniture for local salons, making them a one-stop-shop for salon owners. For product requests, images or further details please contact: Lisa Solomons – lisa@360pr.com.au Rachel King –rachel@360pr.com.au World's First Handheld Electrical Shark Deterrent 2019-02-04T23:00:07Z worlds-first-handheld-electrical-shark-deterrent Patent pending and powered by Shark Shield Technology the Ocean Guardian eSPEAR is the world’s first handheld electrical shark deterrent designed for diving, snorkelling and spearfishing. Shark Shield Technology is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently test electrical shark deterrent technology. Ocean Guardian’s eSPEAR expands personal protection beyond surfers and divers by providing an affordable, handheld device for the everyday ocean user. Backed by 20 years of research, the small, lightweight and easy to carry device offers powerful and proven shark deterrent protection. Featuring a trigger activated extendable baton, the user is able to create a powerful electrical field of up to 1m in diameter and 2.5m length to deter an unwanted shark encounter. Ocean Guardian CEO, Lindsay Lyon says, “Our customers have been asking for a smaller device, so we're excited to bring this product to market enabling people to help mitigate their fear of sharks and enjoy the ocean, and help save our marine life. It’s very simple to use - simply attach it to your dive belt, swimsuit or trunks and you can swim in the ocean with the comfort of knowing you have the power of Shark Shield Technology at your fingertips.” The eSPEAR will be launched today via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to not only expedite the product development of the eSPEAR, but also to raise funds to deliver Ocean Guardian’s great vision of removing shark nets and drumlines through new technology. Those who register now via Indiegogo will receive a 45% discount off the eSPEAR. “We are seeking to raise capital in order to partner with one of Australia's leading universities to develop our game-changing long-range shark deterrent technology. We have proven personal technology and believe that the new beach barrier technology has the capability to replace inhumane shark nets around the world whilst protecting ocean users from the risk of a shark attack,” said Lyon. Amanda Elizabeth, Shark Scientist says, “It’s fantastic that Ocean Guardian are really accelerating their product development to cover more ocean users and the reason this excites me is the fact that their devices do not harm the sharks or other marine life. We need to all work together to protect our oceans but also have the confidence to share them with marine life, we are after all playing in their backyard.” The eSPEAR is available in five colours – Aquamarine, Carbon Black, Electric Yellow, Pewter Grey and Ocean Blue – for RRP $299AU. The Indiegogo 45% discount campaign will run from the 5th February to the 15th March 2019. Indiegogo Campaign is live now: https://igg.me/at/espear-first-handheld-shark-deterrent About Ocean Guardian: In 2018, the Shark Shield company became Ocean Guardian®. The change of name reflects our bigger ambition - to replace shark nets and drum lines globally - to make you safe whatever you enjoy doing in the Ocean, while also protecting marine life. Ocean Guardian, powered by Shark Shield Technology, is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Government approved and developed over two decades of research, Ocean Guardian’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field, which causes safe but unbearable spasms in shark’s short-range electrical receptors, turning sharks away - including Great Whites. Nothing is more effective. For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon or Amanda Elizabeth, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au Salon Results For A Fraction Of The Cost! 2019-01-21T02:33:36Z salon-results-for-a-fraction-of-the-cost We all want perfect brows and lashes, but the idea of ditching mascara and brow products on a daily basis is far more appealing, especially on hot summer days when makeup application becomes difficult. While you might be able to achieve this with regular trips to the salon, why waste time and money when you can get perfectly tinted lashes and brows, hassle-free and for a fraction of the price? The 1000HOUR Lash & Brow Dye Kit enables you to achieve professional results from the comfort of your own home, and in just three easy steps, you’ll have perfectly coloured lashes and brows without the price you’d pay for in-salon treatments. Tegan Martin, 1000HOUR Brand Ambassador says, “I’ve saved my friends hundreds of dollars on eyebrow tinting by showing them this DIY kit, it’s perfect to pull out on a girls beauty night. A relaxing self-love treat for me is a night on my own in my pyjamas, a cup of tea, face mask followed by lash and brow tint and a hair treatment. If I do this on a Sunday I know I am going into the week as my happiest, most confident self.” The quick and easy-to-use product provides no smudge, waterproof colour for eyelashes and brows with results that last up to six weeks, and with up to 12 applications per pack, that’s over a years supply in one box. And, the best part is one 1000HOUR kit is less than the cost of one salon treatment! 1000HOUR Lash & Brow Dye is available in up to six colours – Natural Black, Dark Brown, Brown Black and Blue Black in the original formulation. Plus Natural Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown and Light Brown in a new gentle plant-extract formulation developed for people with sensitive skin or those who cannot use peroxide based products. 1000HOUR Lash & Brow Dye Kit RRP $19.95 1000HOUR is available at Priceline, BIG W and Coles stores and online at www.1000hour.com.au