The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-26T00:40:00Z Go bold or go home 2018-11-26T00:40:00Z go-bold-or-go-home By Tatiana Stutz, Guest makeup artist, The Institute of Makeup Artistry Just like any art, makeup expertise requires boundless enthusiasm and takes years of learning and practice. The Institute of Makeup Artistry, a cutting-edge, professional makeup artistry course allows you to work side by side with experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experience to help launch your career. My top tips for summer 2018/2019 will see the transition from the extremely heavy contours to much lighter, highlighted, natural glowing skin with playful accents, metallic shadow and smudgy bold lips. Think, radiant creamy textures with minimal coverage. Fresh naturally looking dewy skin is all the go this summer. Skin is in – it’s time to put down the contour kits, brushes, sticks and wands for a more natural look. Tinted moisturiser is a great place to start. It’s about applying the right amount of makeup, so your skin looks healthy. Use natural tones and ultra-fine touches to get the perfect bare face effect. Embrace your natural glow with lighter foundations and spot concealing where you get the most shine to leave your face looking radiant. Bold is back! This is the year to experiment with bright eyeshadow palettes you never thought you’d try. Pushing the boundaries on your eyes with wild colour palettes, making a statement and taking your creativity to the next level is this season’s trend. Brightly hued, free-form eyes in pastel, metallic neon and tropic-inspired hues will sculpt your eyes and make them pop. Think cool 90’s chick, with full lids that are daring and fun. If that’s too adventurous for you, try a simple bright blue line across the lash line. Bright, defined lips are dominant again this season. Paintbox bright lips will really elevate a look. Red, orange and fuchsia are huge this summer. Try mixing liquid lipsticks with intense colour and gloss to add moisture and make them look healthy and plump. Making sure your lips are lined precisely with sharp, defined edges will also help create a fuller pout. Contour draping is the secret you need to know. Draping is essentially contouring with blush. While plums, hot pinks and peaches are nothing new, makeup artists are now taking it to a whole new level using blues, greens, oranges and yellows. Reviving the 70’s bold cheek trend, draping gives your face a sculpted glow on the cheekbones and around the temples and brow bones. The key to make draping look chic, is blending. Use the darker shade to chisel, then buff it out with the lighter colour. The result is a softer, fresher approach to definition. Interested in staying on top of the makeup trends? The Institute of Makeup Artistry was launched in May 2018, and is a modern and innovative provider of e-learning courses, bringing together highly experienced professionals with a strong focus on skill orientated learning, to teach you how to recreate these makeup trends. Modules range from Face, Eyebrow, Eye and Lip Shapes, Glamour Makeup for Photography to Theatre Stage and Special Effects Makeup. Acclaimed Makeup Artists collaborate to launch innovative online training course 2018-08-16T02:00:00Z acclaimed-makeup-artists-collaborate-to-launch-innovative-online-training-course The Institute of Makeup Artistry (IMUA) has officially launched a world-class online education platform this month for aspiring makeup artist professionals interested in learning about makeup from bridal looks through to special effects. For over two years, beauty industry heavyweights and experienced makeup professionals have collaborated to create quality content and professionally filmed HD video tutorials. Designed to be completed over a six to twelve-month period, the course gives easy access to highly acclaimed and talented industry professionals for mentoring and support, clear instructions and a variety of assessments. Anthony Mondello, CEO, IMUA credited the creation of the course on an increasing demand for quality education and a lack of time to physically attend. “We noticed an increase of expensive face-to-face options for Makeup courses and a limited number of quality online options for aspiring makeup artists. “Our students are wanting the very best mentors and teaching, and the flexibility to complete high quality training in their own time; our course offers both. “We have built an innovative course that is delivered 100% online, utilising video tuition and providing students an amazing experience that would rival conventional face-to-face learning and at a fraction of the cost. “The student feedback thus far has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mr Mondello. Author of the course, acclaimed makeup artist Rachel Dal Santo, has over 30 years’ experience in many sectors of the makeup industry. “The world of makeup offers endless opportunities, from wedding makeup to special effects and everything in between. This is why I’ve constructed the course to include aspects of what I think are the essentials for having a successful career in the industry. “Being an all-rounder is a tremendous selling point and offers the perfect launch pad for beginners. We’ve really designed the course requirements around what would be practical and essential for those starting out,” said Ms Dal Santo. Over 140 students signed up to the launch of the course in May, each student has the ability to create a templated website, showcasing their abilities and will receive professional discounts of makeup and equipment. For more information visit: -ENDS- Notes to Editors: Media contacts Sinead Andrews, Account Coordinator, Zadro | +61 2 9212 7867 Jessica McLean, Account Manager, Zadro | 0400 433 182 | +61 2 9212 7867 Images: Anthony Mondello, CEO, IMUA Rachel Dal Santo, Professional Makeup Artist and Author of IMUA course content IMUA course images About IMUA Institute of Makeup Artistry (IMUA) was launched in May 2018, by Online Education. Online Education Pty. Ltd. is a modern and innovative provider of e-learning courses. As a global leader in this field, we have a strong focus on skill orientated learning, bringing together highly experienced professionals with inspired individuals who wish to improve personally and professionally. AMP Capital Bring The Face of Fashion to the East and West 2017-03-28T22:48:05Z amp-capital-bring-the-face-of-fashion-to-the-east-and-west Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - AMP Capital Shopping Centres (AMPCSC) is pleased to announce the launch of The Face of Fashion Magazine which will be available to shoppers in Queensland and Western Australia from this week. The bi-annual magazine, which will launch exclusively in AMPCSC’s Garden City and Karrinyup Shopping Centres in Perth and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast, will see an initial print run of 260,000 across all three centres. Led by editor-in-chief of 10 Magazine and 10 Men, Alison Veness, The Face of Fashion will celebrate Australian and international fashion, beauty and lifestyle. “I’m thrilled to be working with AMP Capital to produce The Face of Fashion, and supporting Australian designers and retailers,” said Veness. “Both cities are unique in their approach to fashion and lifestyle. This will be celebrated with curated content tailored to reflect both markets.” AMP Capital has recently unveiled its latest redevelopment plans for both Garden City and Karrinyup Shopping Centres, which will see the centres transform into leading edge, world-class retail, leisure, entertainment and fashion destinations. Meanwhile, Pacific Fair has continued to welcome leading local and global brands to its stable of retailers, cementing its title as Queensland’s leading fashion destination. Belinda Daly, Head of Shopping Centres Marketing has said, “At AMP Capital, we’ve always been a supporter of established and up-and-coming brands through our shopping centres across the country. By launching The Face of Fashion in Garden City, Karrinyup and Pacific Fair, we’re excited to give these brands and centres a voice, and showcase just how much talent and creativity is found within our coastal cities.” The first issue of The Face of Fashion will focus on the AW17 season, including a ten page spread shot by internationally renowned fashion photographer Simon Lekias, who has previously worked with Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and InStyle. The shoot was styled by leading stylist Mark Vasallo who is known for his work with leading Australian brands Scanlan Theodore, Bassike and Camilla. The Face of Fashion magazine can be found in-centre or online through: The first Autumn/Winter issue is available now, while the second issue for Spring/Summer will launch in September 2017. ENDS Media enquiries Niki Aquino, Consultant Hausmann Communications 02 8353 5723 / 0435 098 085 Booking enquiries Phebe Chan, National Business Development Manager AMP Capital Shopping Centres 02 9257 9526 About AMP Capital Shopping Centres: Established in 1971, AMP Capital Shopping Centres has a portfolio of 27 centres throughout Australia and New Zealand, which generates over $A7.9 billion in annual sales and attracts more than 158 million visitations annually. AMP Capital Shopping Centres employs a team of 300 professionals and has around 3,500 retailers. Its expertise includes property and asset management, property development, leasing, marketing, research, placemaking and retail design. AMPCSC’s purpose is to create inspiring shopping centre experiences for all its stakeholders and to be a world-class property and development team, delivering significant value to its clients. *As at 30 June 2016. Includes internally and externally managed centres Greenlife Online Launches A New Range Of 100% Recyclable Wallets. 2016-09-12T02:59:38Z greenlife-online-launches-a-new-range-of-100-recyclable-wallets Australian Online retailer ‘Greenlife Online’ has launched a new range of mens wallets that are 100% recyclable, and are made in part from post-consumer recycled materials. The wallets are made by US brand 'Paperwallet', which started in 2014 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Greenlife Online is Australia’s first company to supply the Paperwallet brand and will be shipping them across Australia and New Zealand. Whilst the wallets almost appear to made of paper, they are actually made from 'Tyvek', a material that is waterproof, tear proof, expandable, and recyclable. Tyvek also has some of the qualities of paper, in that it can be drawn and printed on. Paperwallets feature colourful artwork from artists around the world, such as SLip (Alexandra Katehakis), Brendan Monroe and Gelada Studios. The wallets are incredibly slimline, measuring only 3mm thick when empty. When the wallets are filled with cards and notes, the Tyvek automatically expands as needed. “We're extremely happy to have Paperwallet on board” said Greenlife Online owner Matthew Devitt. “We're seeing more and more demand for eco friendly alternatives to traditional products such as wallets, and with Paperwallet we can offer a product that is made using recycled materials, and at the end of it's life it can then be completely recycled. A little later in the year we're going to be launching our own Tyvek recycling program as well, where people can return their Tyvek wallets directly to us and we'll take care of the recycling for them." As well as men’s wallets, there are also plans to expand the range into women’s purses, and even duffle bags and backpacks, all made from the same Tyvek material. The Paperwallet Tyvek wallets are priced at $29 AUD each, with free delivery across Australia and New Zealand.  About Greenlife Online Greenlife Online is an Australian retailer that specialises in eco friendly fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches, wallets and phone covers, all made from sustainable and recycled materials. Their brands are carefully selected from around the world, with preference given to companies that give back to the planet, such as planting new trees or donating to charities. Free shipping is included on all orders in Australia and New Zealand. For more information visit Izzz Announces the Biggest Savings of the Year Sale 2016-07-05T02:20:26Z izzz-announces-the-biggest-savings-of-the-year-sale It's the shopping season and Izzz brings you the best offers on a wide range of home product and even products for kids. For new parents baby bedding is one of the products that's always needed and of course the need is understandable. Though wet beds are no longer a problem because of wet pads and all of that bedding for babies still needed to be changed regularly so that babies and sleep comfortably.Izzz sells products from some of Australia's biggest brands like Grobag, Bubba Blue, Hush Bubba, Ergo Pouch, Aden + Anais and Amani Bebe to name a few. The company is current offering huge discounts on the full range of products from these and other brands and it makes great sense to be shopping for products like baby boy cot sets, baby bedding sets, baby nursery decor etc right now till the offer lasts.Izzz is offering a flat 10% off on all products from Skip Hop, up to 25% on all products from Lolli Living, up to 31% off on products from Aden + Anais and Ergo Pouch and a whopping up to 52% on Bubba Blue and 65% on products from Grobag.For those looking for baby bedding sets and baby linen sets the one stand out offer is the Bassinet Fitted Sheets White 2 Pack By Living Textile that is available for $17.72 against an original selling price of $23.95. Similarly there are many other exciting offers so shoppers just do not miss this chance because don't forget there's an additional 12% off that you can avail on the discounted prices. Speaking to the media, Liam Marshall, the company's spokesperson said, " Izzz stocks only the highest quality baby nursery bedding sets that use the most luxurious fabrics. We don’t stock any baby nursery sets unless they have gone through our rigorous baby bedding set quality control process. We test unisex baby bedding and neutral bedding, as well as all the others, because our worst nightmare is selling poor quality baby nursery bedding to our customers."We suggest that you visit the website and check out the huge range of quality baby cot bedding sets, baby linen, baby nursery decor products on offer and choose what you find is the best and unbeatable offer, take an additional 12% off and it sure to make it the best deal you can find anywhere online. Visit today! NZL Store’s Autumn Collection Is Inspired By NZ’s Coastline 2016-04-19T01:40:44Z nzl-store-s-autumn-collection-is-inspired-by-nz-s-coastline One of NZL Store’s new autumn collections of tees and sweatshirts has been inspired by New Zealand’s endless coastline and New Zealanders’ yearning for it. They have designed a tee called ‘Coast Guard’ and it bears reference to people who love and ‘get’ the sea coast union – where things merge, play out and where many of us are irresistibly drawn. New Zealand is a land where ‘all roads lead to the coast’, and while that is an exaggeration for many of us, it is a truth we carry in our hearts. There is no location in New Zealand that is more than 130 km from the sea. As NZL Store’s Kate Tattersfield said in her latest blog, “I remember once arriving in Denver, Colorado and wondering what it must be like to live so far from the sea. My son in London recently commented that while he loved the great city, he often yearned for the ocean, with its different moods, colours and ubiquitous winds.” New Zealand has a very long coastline, and its length can only be estimated. It is guessed to be somewhere between 15,000 to 18,000 km. The exact length is obscured by the twists and turns of many inlets, spits, bays, headlands, harbours and estuaries. Strangely the North Island although smaller than the South Island, has a longer coastline. About 60% of New Zealand’s coastline is rocky shore, with the other 40% being sandy or gravel shores. A massive 80% of the coastline is directly exposed to the sea which probably underlies our strong affinity with the ocean and salt water. NZL Store’s autumn collection will have sweatshirt versions of some of their perennial favourites like the ‘New Zealand’ tee, so to see more of the collection, please visit the website at Time Travelling With NZL Store 2016-03-21T02:07:31Z time-travelling-with-nzl-store The exploits of Dr Who and his tardis are so last century. We’re all time travellers when you journey to New Zealand. Our location on the edge of the GMT dateline means we’re ahead in time from all other countries and to get here you’ve actually travelled through time. You’re now five hours ahead of Perth, Australia, 13 hours ahead of London, England, and 19 hours ahead of Chicago, USA.   Thousands of people do small stints of time travel everyday as they journey from place to place around the globe. But when you travel to New Zealand you really go the distance, in fact so forward in time for many that you actually arrive in tomorrow. News and events from home will be happening yesterday, weird aye? Celebrate this miraculous (pretty easy) feat with a 100% cotton time traveller tee from East 180. (NZL Store). For more information please visit the website at  .     Greenlife Online launches Australia’s first 100% recycled sunglasses. 2016-03-08T05:48:40Z greenlife-online-launches-australia-s-first-100-recycled-sunglasses Australian Online retailer Greenlife Online has today launched a new range of men’s and women’s sunglasses, all made from 100% recycled materials. The sunglasses are made by Blue Planet Eyewear, founded in California in 2009. Greenlife Online is Australia’s first company to supply the Blue Planet brand of sunglasses. The sunglasses are made from a range of materials including plastic, metal, fabric and even bamboo – all sourced from the excess that is discarded during traditional eyewear manufacturing, which would otherwise end up in landfill. The sunglasses come with polarised lenses and offer 100% UV protection.  “We’re unbelievably excited about this new brand” said Greenlife Online owner Matthew Devitt. “I’ve been searching for completely recycled sunglasses to add to our range for some time, but there didn’t appear to be anywhere in Australia to source them. The recycled eyewear from Blue Planet comes in classic frame styles that everyone will be familiar with, such as the Wayfarer, Clubmaster, and Aviator. With our new product range we give Australians a choice to wear popular styles, made in a completely sustainable way.” Aside from making eco-friendly sunglasses, Blue Planet Eyewear also donates a free pair of reading glasses to people in need around the world as part of their ‘Visualise Change’ program which started in 2012, with over 75,000 pairs of glasses already donated. Mr Devitt believes Australian consumers have a growing interest in sustainable and ethical fashion products. “We’re seeing more and more demand for ethical brands – Australians love to get behind great brands, especially when they show they have a big heart at the core of it all. We’re very proud to supply Blue Planet in Australia.” The recycled sunglasses range in price from $69 - $79, including free Australian delivery.   About Greenlife Online Greenlife Online is an Australian retailer that specialises in eco friendly fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches, wallets and phone covers, all made from sustainable and recycled materials. Their brands are carefully selected from around the world, with preference given to companies that give back to the planet, such as planting new trees or donating to charities. Free shipping is included on all Australian orders. For more information visit NZL Store Says ‘Celebrate Your Bravery In 2016’ 2016-02-21T21:42:00Z nzl-store-says-celebrate-your-bravery-in-2016 The NZL store is about New Zealand and mythology; allegories of the land in a new light. It’s all about distances, taking the risk, a calling. People who journey to New Zealand travel forward through time, to the end of the earth, where the new day starts. They are now in their future, on the edge of tomorrow – it starts again here, first. The NZL store celebrates the bravery, innovation and determination of ‘the traveller’, and this combined with our country’s ethos of uncompromising freedom and individuality, underpins all that they do. The NZL store is about product of time, place and imagination, and they’re about providing a connection between the journey and a personality: an item that comes to life because you wear it, or display it, with context; from a backdrop of exploration, courage and change. A recently posted blog on the NZL Store website at titled “Celebrate your bravery anyway with a quality 100% cotton East 180 tee from NZL store”, said. “A definition of bravery and the saying to follow in the footsteps of giants. The sea journey to New Zealand from Europe in the mid-19th century and one of the longest journeys of migration in human history. •    100 days in a wooden boat propelled by canvas sheets tied up with rope •    covering a distance of 20,000 km (12,500 miles) over oceans and seas •     encountering anything from sub-arctic storms with waves of over 5m (16 ft.), to being becalmed in the doldrums for weeks; to 15m (49 ft.) whales and icebergs. •    sharing a tiny space of only 1.8m headroom with 200 others; as well as livestock, rats and cockroaches. •    never washing, apart from the occasional flooding by sea water as waves break over the bow •     eating only salted and preserved meat, ship’s biscuits of flour, oatmeal and dried potatoes washed down with a little stale water. It makes the 24 hour travelling time to NZ now a dream but celebrate your bravery anyway with a quality 100% cotton East 180 tee from NZL store.” NZL Store Philosophy Reflected In Their Products 2016-02-21T20:40:21Z nzl-store-philosophy-reflected-in-their-products NZL store is all about interpreting New Zealand in a new light; cinematic prints, candid snapshots, statement t-shirts and accessories; so that others visiting our land can take away a souvenir of something unique that in some way defines their stay. It is also about New Zealand and mythology; allegories of our land in a new light – it’s all about distances, taking the risk, a calling. To come here people travel forward through time, to the end of the earth, where the new day starts. NZL store is about an ethos of uncompromising freedom and individuality, uncovered in unexpected ways, offering a unique range of printed products and artisan gifts for travellers and locals looking for something new and surprising. The NZL store also offers exceptional great gift ideas for homesick Kiwis overseas. The Oxford English dictionary describes an Outlier as a person or thing detached or separated from the main body or system. From this point of view New Zealand could be described as an outlier. 4,000 km east of Australia and about 9000 km west of Chile, New Zealand sits all alone out in the middle of the southern Pacific. As a result of this isolation New Zealanders have developed some interesting traits. Described as having a number eight wire culture, early New Zealanders had to fix machines, clothes, furniture etc. way beyond their useful lives, often using things they could find in their local environment. Number eight wire was plentiful in the farming community and so became the symbol of this self-sufficient attitude. An example of the way NZL’s philosophy reflects their products is their Outlier Tee which replicates this interesting relationship between isolation and the rise of the number eight wire culture. The three dimensional line design looks formed from wire, but also hints at the idea of design drawings. Any new project needs to start with a plan and New Zealand as a new country is still in its formative years revealing a brand new country and culture forming all in physical isolation in the middle of the Pacific. For further information on NZL Store’s products and services, please visit the website at . SARAH JEAN INTRODUCES AN EASIER WAY TO APPLY FALSE EYELASHES – NEW PRODUCT RELEASE 2016-02-19T03:54:34Z sarah-jean-introduces-an-easier-way-to-apply-false-eyelashes-new-product-release Australian company, SARAH JEAN PTY LTD launches on to the beauty scene with a collection of products aimed at making applying strip false eyelashes easier. The signature product, the eyelash adhesive, cleverly combines two existing items to create a unique product. The adhesive features a mascara style brush that enables the user to simply apply the adhesive directly to their real lashes. Brisbane based SARAH JEAN founder, Sarah Baker said she meticulously sought and customised a mascara brush and bottle that allows just the right amount of adhesive to be applied to the lashes – preventing any drips, mess or clumps. “By applying the adhesive to your lashes, and not just the strip on the false lashes, the area you’re applying the adhesive to is greater and thus the lashes are easier to apply and stay on longer,” Sarah explained. The SARAH JEAN adhesive is available in clear and black, and is anti-allergenic, latex-free, and water soluble. The lashes simply peel off, and using a foaming facial cleanser, the adhesive is completely removed without impacting your real lashes. The collection includes five lushes lash styles, which are also latex-free, synthetic, cruelty free and light-weight. “Styles SJ001 and SJ002 are light and natural – ideal for people with fair or fine lashes. Style SJ003 is the perfect lash for day to night, while SJ004 and SJ005 are super-glam and dramatic,” Sarah said. Also available is the tweezer applicator tool, which helps to hold and press the lashes in place – a beautician’s best friend, now readily available to everyone. THE SJ STORY The idea for the product came about when Sarah was trying to apply false strip eyelashes for a special occasion. She thought ‘there has to be an easier way’. “To determine if there was actually a need for the product, I sent a survey to my target market with questions on what they thought of the concept, how much they would pay, what type of packaging they preferred and so on, as well as asked for feedback. “The response from the survey was overwhelmingly positive and it was very clear that people wanted an easier way to apply false strip eyelashes. People said they often avoided wearing lashes because they couldn’t apply them at home.” Sarah began trialling and sourcing alternative applicator tools and adhesives. “It wasn’t long after that I determined the best method was to simply put the adhesive on to a mascara brush, and applying the adhesive as I would mascara – it was so natural since I applied mascara just about every day. To make the application even easier, I sourced curved tweezers, which traditionally, were only used by beauticians. Once the lashes are in place, you simply press your natural and false lashes together for extra hold,” Sarah added. After many prototypes were made and tweaked, survey participants received these for further trials. One survey participant said: “Seriously, the easiest lashes I have ever had to apply! Hurry up and get the products to market!” “That kind of feedback was consistent across the board, which was really encouraging,” Sarah said.   WHERE TO BUY The products are available online at Dispatch is March 2016 (*at this time, delivery will be longer than usual). People can enjoy free standard postage within Australia (international postage enquiries should be sent to THE SJ COLLECTION The collection includes:  -  Five lash styles, RRP $17 – quality, synthetic, latex free - An adhesive in clear and black, RRP $18 – it’s water soluble, latex free and anti-allergenic (shelf life is 24 months unopened; six months once opened) - The applicator tweezers, RRP $17 – stainless steel with soft coating Kits are also available to buy via the website that allow people to save when they buy more. None of the products are tested on animals. The products are for anyone who wears false strip eyelashes. --ENDS-- MEDIA NOTES: - Sarah is available for interview and comment - Samples for review may be available upon request - High-resolution imagery, logos and additional information can be downloaded in a media kit HERE - Promotional opportunities or giveaways may be available – contact us with expressions of interest.  Onceit Continue To Access The Best International Designers 2016-02-17T03:31:22Z onceit-continue-to-access-the-best-international-designers Onceit was launched in May 2010 with a staff of one and a dream to become a leading destination for online designer sales. Five years down the track, Onceit has become a one-stop destination for luxury fashion and accessories within both New Zealand and Australia. However, the best news is they deliver all this at insider prices. With now over 250,000 loyal members they feature over 40 different designer sales a week with major brands in fashion, footwear, accessories, home-decor and more. Onceit have continued their goal to get the best designers internationally and locally and at the best prices, and this month Onceit features brands including Zara, Ksubi, Ecoya, Stolen Girlfriends Club Eyewear, House of Holland, Bendon Lingerie, Ben Sherman, I Love Ugly, Huffer, Smashbox and much more. Onceit now run sales on Saturday, so they have more brands and products live on the site to purchase from on the weekend. Currently they provide same day dispatch on around 15 selected sales a week, meaning that they ship to customers on the same day they receive the order and then, in many cases achieving same or next day delivery. Onceit consistently runs promotions and giveaways via Instagram and last month’s giveaways included Sass & Bide, Kate Spade, $500 Onceit credit, Ecoya and Kate of Arcadia.  For further information on Onceit please visit the website at . EZYVISION Recommend Wearing Goggles When Using Contact Lenses 2016-02-09T20:45:30Z ezyvision-recommend-wearing-goggles-when-using-contact-lenses With so many people now taking advantage of the benefits of wearing contact lenses, EZYVISION, New Zealand’s premier online contact lens supplier, advise that swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to help prevent bacterial contamination of the eyes. As they explain, swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation and potentially sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer and they recommend that contact lenses should not be exposed to any kind of water, including tap water and water in swimming pools, oceans, lakes, hot tubs and showers. Swimming with contacts can irritate and even damage the eyes, so EZYVISION advise that wearing swim goggles is a safer way to see clearly both above the surface and underwater. If water gets in the eyes when swimming, lenses should be removed, cleaned and disinfected as soon as possible to reduce the risk of eye irritation and infection. The team at EZYVISION also advise that rigid gas permeable (GP) contact lenses should never be worn while swimming, as they are more likely to dislodge from your eye. While soft contact lenses are more likely to remain on your eye when swimming, they are porous and can absorb chemicals and bacteria, increasing the risk of eye irritation and infection. Also, fresh water and water in swimming pools can cause soft lenses to tighten on your eyes, causing significant discomfort. For those who do decide to swim with contact lenses, daily disposable lenses are the safest option. They are meant to be worn and thrown away after a single use, eliminating the need to clean and disinfect them. As the EZYVISION team say, to be safe, it's a good idea to discard daily disposable lenses immediately after swimming, rinse your eyes with rewetting drops or artificial tears approved for use with contact lenses, and then replace the lenses with a fresh pair of daily disposables. For those using daily disposables for occasional wear, they offer good value for money when comparing the cost of contact lenses. EZYVISION recommend that when not in use, storing the lens in the right way can prolong the life and usability and for people who wear contacts daily, they need to clean them every night (unless using daily disposable lenses). Lenses can be cleaned a fresh cleaning solution, which should also be used in the lens case when storing the lenses. Following these tips will help extend the life of contact lenses and keep them clean and unscratched. However, it is crucial to change the contact lens case every six to eight months to avoid any infections. To order your contact lens and for more information on EZYVISION, please visit the website at  .     Confitex Announces New Board Appointment As It Chases Global Growth In 2016 2016-02-08T22:33:06Z confitex-announces-new-board-appointment-as-it-chases-global-growth-in-2016 New Zealand company, Confitex Underwear, founded in 2012, is gearing up for global growth in 2016. The specialist underwear and lingerie apparel company launched their first line of fashionable incontinence underwear in 2015. With a rapid growth in sales and the appointment of distributors in several of their key markets in 2015, they’re now looking to build on this growth in 2016. As part of this, the company has announced the appointment of business growth and marketing strategist Lisa Hinton to their board. Lisa’s strengths are in brand strategy, business growth and international marketing and communications. Lisa has a wealth of experience and expertise after founding and running one of New Zealand’s leading architectural businesses, and advising a range of fast growth companies in New Zealand. Lisa’s passion is for partnering with talented, motivated people and transforming businesses into global companies and market leaders through clear strategy and an unrelenting commitment to the mission. The global market for incontinence products is still dominated by plastic based disposables. Confitex is focused on providing premium, highly functional, innovative and environmentally friendly products to consumers around the world to help the one in four women and one in ten men who experience incontinence/bladder leakage. The company is a pioneer in the specialist apparel and textile technology space, with their unique patented absorbent incontinence underwear. Their disruptive product is gradually changing perceptions and altering the status quo of this traditionally utilitarian market. With the addition of Lisa Hinton to the board it is likely that this strategy will be set to continue as Confitex expands their market share in this fast growing billion-dollar global market. For more information and to shop Confitex products go to .     Australian start-up is pioneering a new era of eco fashion. 2016-02-03T08:52:00Z australian-start-up-is-pioneering-a-new-era-of-eco-fashion A new Australian online store is proving that fashion and the environment can go hand-in-hand, with its range of eco friendly fashion accessories.Adelaide-based Greenlife Online, founded by entrepreneur Matthew Devitt in 2014, sells unique watches, sunglasses, wood reading glasses and much more, all made from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials.The company’s most popular products are ‘WeWood’ watches, made from recycled and reclaimed wood, while wood sunglasses and reading glasses from Proof Eyewear are also said to be flying off the shelves.The brands stocked by Greenlife Online don’t just manufacture the products, sit back and watch the money roll in – they’re firm believers in the double bottom line, which measures the social impact of a business, as well as the financial side.That’s why WeWood plant a tree for every watch sold, and Proof Eyewear donate a percentage of their profits to charities in all four corners of the globe.Greenlife Online are certainly doing their bit to contribute to those donations – they are Australia’s only stockist of Proof’s prescription-ready wooden glasses, each pair of which are handmade for that extra special customer experience.Owner Matthew Devitt – who also runs a solar energy business – really has left no stone unturned in his quest for sustainability: Greenlife Online runs entirely on solar power, making them a carbon neutral business, and uses only recycled packaging.He also refuses to sell anything that he wouldn’t wear or endorse himself:“I’ve had my wooden watch for around four years now, and it was the comments I got from people in the street that made me decide to start Greenlife Online in the first place.”“Many people are very interested in eco-friendly alternatives to popular fashion products, but don’t know where to find them. Greenlife Online is a place that people all over the country can find hand-picked sustainable brands all in the one place. Most people haven't seen a wooden watch or wood sunglasses before, but once they try a pair on you can see that they're converted almost instantly."Greenlife Online has featured on lifestyle sites Adelady and She Shopped, and 2016 looks set to be another exciting year, as more and more consumers seek to do their bit for the planet - and look great in the process. “I’m always looking for new products that fit our ethos, and in 2016 we’ve got some more exclusive brands on the way that I think Australians will absolutely love.”For more information about Greenlife Online and their range of eco friendly fashion accessories, please visit