The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-07-10T03:25:12Z Tradie hires Inspired Unemployed to launch new Body Spray range via The Incubator 2020-07-10T03:25:12Z tradie-hires-inspired-unemployed-to-launch-new-body-spray-range-via-the-incubator Tradie’s series of 15 second Body Spray TVCs show these best mates deeply enjoying each other’s scent in a locker room. “Having these two front our new Tradie Body Spray is perfect,'' says Ben Goodfellow, Tradie founder. “They’re such naturals; within 5 minutes the scripts were out the window. I’ve always our brand ambassadors should be people any Aussie would want to have a beer with, and I certainly want to have a beer with these guys!” Rising stars of The Inspired Unemployed, 25 year olds Matt Ford and Jack Steel are besties from Sydney, with a passion for surfing, snowboarding and generally goofing around. Their scruffy good looks and self-deprecating humour have seen them grow an impressive following of more than 435k on Tik Tok and 370k on Instagram in the past 18 months. Thanks to their unique style of whacky physical humour, collaborations with brands such as Fendi, GQ and the Aria Awards have seen the boys become hotly pursued talent, who are these days far from unemployed. “Working on this project with Tradie turned out to be one of the better collaborations we have done so far” the pair said of the shoot. “The guys gave us a tonne of freedom and let us push the boundaries a lot with ideas and acting, which we find creates a much more authentic result and is how we normally like to work. It definitely helped that everyone on set were bloody legends to work with too, which always makes for a better result.” Kyran Docker, Creative Director at The Incubator was quick to sing their praises too. “Funny is in their DNA. We barely needed to give them any direction, they just instantly got what we were trying to do and ran with it.”  The new 15 second spots will air on National TV from this weekend. Sniff them out here:   Date Night: https://youtu.be/WedQgQYKf58Twenty Four 7: https://youtu.be/DkX8fyq2BHQWorkout: https://youtu.be/oRLoabx0Svk Credits Client - Tradie  Tradie Founder - Ben Goodfellow Tradie Brand Manager - Simone Hyde Creative Agency - The Incubator Account Director - Jeremy Walsh Creative Director - Kyran Docker Writer - Alison Rentoul Production Company - Plot Media Producer - Virginia Kay Director - Nicholas Clifford DP - Max Walter Editor - Luke Dickinson Colour Grade & Online - Manimal Post Sound Design - Dead On Sound Convert Digital awarded Adobe’s coveted Magento Gold Status 2020-07-02T23:01:50Z convert-digital-awarded-adobe-s-coveted-magento-gold-status Leading eCommerce website development agency, Convert Digital, has achieved the coveted Magento Gold Status from Adobe. This accomplishment has been reached following the agency’s continuing work with the Magento 2 platform - platform that is incredibly robust and offers unrivalled flexibility and scalability.  “During the last few months, particularly with COVID-19, it’s no secret that online sales have leapt years ahead of schedule and with retailers having to respond quicker and more continuously than ever, our experience on Magento 2 gives the retailer and customer a tailored solution that helps make the overall experience easier,” said Andrew Waite, Managing Director of Convert Digital.  In the last 6 months alone, the agency has worked with over ten well- known brands on Magento Commerce such as: Stussy, Fashion BNKR, Carhartt WIP, Esmi Skin Minerals, Adornmonde, KeepCup and Universal Store.  Convert Digital’s strength is in being the architect on bespoke solutions for merchants in the APAC region who have complex business requirements around integration, cross border trade and growth. The experienced team is highly certified and works with the merchant to establish long-term roadmaps to ensure that their eCommerce solution grows with their business.  “We have worked closely on every iteration and version upgrade of Magento 2 since its release in November 2015. We were one of the first agencies to participate in the merchant beta program with Magento so our team is intimately familiar with the system, making us one of the top providers of the service in the country,” Waite added.  Akshay Bajpaee, Head of Commercia Partner Sales APAC, Adobe DX Commercial, added: “Convert Digital has elevated itself to be one of our most strategic go-to-market and implementation partners in the field of eCommerce. We are delighted to award them Gold Partner status within the Adobe Solution Partner Program recognizing their commitment to business growth and customer excellence. Convert’s reputation and experience lends to their incredible potential in creating the next wave of meaningful commerce experiences.” Magento Gold partners are regional companies that have earned the highest regional designation in a particular Adobe geographic area. The partners develop specialized Adobe practices in multiple Adobe Experience Cloud solutions.  28 Black, Australia’s leading taurine free energy drink launches new Zero calorie variant 2020-07-02T05:01:53Z 28-black-australias-leading-taurine-free-energy-drink-launches-new-zero-calorie-variant Zero calories, Zero sugar, but 100% taste and energy - that's the credo of the newest product from 28 BLACK set to hit the shelves this June. With its new variety Absolute Zero Guava-Passion Fruit, 28 BLACK not only brings more variety of flavours to its range but also responds to the growing demand for flavoured sugar-free energy drinks. Chrish Graebner, General Manager of Level Beverages, the Australian distributor of 28 Black says, “After the continuous positive development for our Acaí flavoured 28 Black Sugar-Free, we took the lead from our German partners to expand further into the “Zero” segment. “In order to fully exploit the market’s shift towards low sugar and less synthetic products, it was important to us to expand our range with a product that meets the consumer demand for a calorie-free energy drink without sacrificing taste. With Absolute Zero Guava-Passion Fruit, we believe we have succeeded in every way: full energy, intense taste, and completely without sugar and calories," said Chrish. About 28 BLACK Absolute Zero Guava-Passion Fruit: 28 BLACK Absolute Zero Guava-Passion Fruit is like all 28 BLACK products without taurine and preservatives, lactose, and gluten-free and suitable for the vegan lifestyle. The premium and less synthetic energy drink is a better for you alternative. Key differences between 28 BLACK and other energy drinks on the market include: Taurine free Natural caffeine Zero sugar No preservatives No artificial colours Gluten-free Lactose-free Vegan friendly 28 BLACK Absolute Zero Guava-Passion Fruit will be available from July 2020 at an RRP of $3.95 at Caltex. For further information on 28 BLACK, please visit the Level Beverages website: http://www.levelbeverages.com/black-energy-drinks.php For further information, images or product samples please contact: Lisa Solomons @ 360 PR: lisa@360pr.com.au or 0416 175 518 How Indie Brand Samson & Charlie achieved 390% increase sales from January thanks to unplanned release date 2020-07-01T20:37:40Z how-indie-brand-samson-amp-charlie-achieved-390-increase-sales-from-january-thanks-to-unplanned-release-date Melbourne-made luxe skincare brand Samson & Charlie experienced a huge jump in sales thanks to their new releases designed around specific skin complaints.   The release was held up, yet timely, as the founder’s dog Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumour, ensuring products weren’t released until after his treatment. This corresponded with lockdown in Australia, leading to a huge boost of 390% in sales in March.    “We wanted to offer real solutions that smell, look amazing with extraordinary natural ingredients,” said Carole Staeck. “So we created these new products designed around high performing actives, and high functioning plant-derived emulsifiers. They deliver exceptional results”   From Vitamin C oil, to B3 serum and cleansing oils, the brand’s new releases are true to Samson & Charlie’s central ethos: They’re completely vegan, and use exceptional quality ingredients. “We use the best that nature has to offer. It’s the botanical ingredients that make our products unique and perform so well,” said Staeck. Not only do the new arrivals work wonders on different skin complaints and smell absolutely incredible thanks to their ingredients of fruit medleys, they’re gorgeous to look at. Samson & Charlie’s 18k+ Instagram followers share their purchases on Instagram Stories constantly thanks to the stunning packaging and colourful products.    During a time of uncertainty, these products have brightened the days of many Samson & Charlie fans. With over 400 five star reviews since March, the brand is developing a loyal, discerning following.   “We know our fans want to see the vibrant product they’re using, so we use clear glass packaging. This also makes using our products feel more luxurious and special,” said Founder Carole Staeck. “With supply chains so disrupted, we’ve had to change the shape of some of our bottles to keep up with demand, and our customers were really understanding and supportive.”   These disruptions are just one of many challenges Samson & Charlie have faced in the past few months, and they’re not alone. With small businesses hugely affected by the COVID crisis, buying local has never been more important.   “Our customers are actively looking for Australian-made products. They’re helping support the economy and doing their bit. It really helps and we’re so grateful,” says Carole.    Samson & Charlie is not only made locally, they support many local businesses by sourcing 99% of ingredients through local small businesses and even using Aussie made tissue and gift wrap. It’s this local network of support that founder Carole Staeck encourages in her customers too.   “We say skip the overseas, commercially-produced products for the masses, and reach for the Aussie-made products. Every time you do, it means the world to small business owners like us.”   Discover Samson & Charlie’s new product range:   Vibrant C Brightening Vitamin C Face oil  - $64.00 - 30mls Offering enhanced protection against the elements, this Vitamin C face oil uses Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD) an oil-soluble version of Vitamin C to penetrate sebum layers for ultimate results. Unlike other Vit C products on the market, Vibrant C uses purifying and hydrating oils from Squalane to Vitamin E to leave skin baby soft.  https://samsonandcharlie.com.au/collections/skincare-facial-oils/products/vibrat-c-brightening-facial-oil   Hydrating Watermelon B3+B5 Facial Serum - $49.95 - 30mls A watermelon cocktail designed to hydrate winter skin from deep within, this serum restores radiance with a Vitamin B Complex of B3 Niacinamide and B5 Panthenol. Niacinamide is everywhere in skincare as it’s an anti-ageing powerhouse, but you’ve never seen it smell so good. https://samsonandcharlie.com.au/collections/skincare-facial-oils/products/hydrating-watermelon-b3-b5-serum Brightening Pineapple B3+BHA Daily Facial Cleanser - $44.95 - 150mls This gentle facial cleanser harnesses the powerful brightening enzymes of Pineapple and Australia Kakadu Plum. You’ve heard of BHA’s, and this cleanser uses a natural form: Willow Bark + Salicylic Acid to help refine pores, plus the favourite Niacinamide B3 to reduce fine lines and restore hydration. https://samsonandcharlie.com.au/collections/skincare-cleansers/products/brightening-pineapple-plum-daily-cleanser   Hydrating Watermelon Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil - $49.95 - 150mls This cleansing oil offers delicious antioxidants from kiwi and watermelon to make taking makeup off easier and gentler. The oil base binds to makeup and impurities, lifting them from skin gently, leaving skin softer than traditional cleansers. https://samsonandcharlie.com.au/collections/skincare-cleansers/products/hydrating-watermelon-kiwi-cleansing-oil-150ml   Clarifying Cypress + Mint Cleansing Oil $49.95 - 150mls Best for breakout-prone skin, this refreshing cleansing oil turns to a cleansing milk when added to water. This transformation isn’t just great to watch, it helps make this cleansing oil gentle on acne and breakout-prone skin, plus its non-comedogenic oils won’t clog skin.  https://samsonandcharlie.com.au/collections/skincare-cleansers/products/clarifying-cleansing-oil-150ml Ayre Real Estate named Australia’s Best New Office in REB Awards 2020 2020-06-26T06:22:04Z ayre-real-estate-named-australias-best-new-office-in-reb-awards-2020 Adrian Wilson shares how to become an award-winning agency in your first year Real Estate entrepreneur Adrian Wilson, alongside business partners Craig Donohue and Kate Sommervelle, celebrated Ayre Real Estate’s first anniversary by taking out the New Office of The Year Award at REB 2020 Awards, held online last night. AYRE Real Estate launched in June 2020, located in Sydney’s Hyde Park precinct with a promise to deliver an apartment focused agency for the city and inner-city property market. Having been out of agency since 2014 following the sale of his first agency Wilson Property Agents, but still involved in the property industry, Adrian was keen to establish a market-dominating agency in Sydney City. Adrian says, “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded Best New Office of the Year in the country, supporting our vision as the leading agency for prestige apartments in Sydney. “The city and inner-city apartment market requires a unique approach to deliver the best results and this highly specific segment is unlike any other. Agents servicing this market need to have certain skills and attributes to deliver the right outcomes. This award confirms our commitment to delivering the highest quality service and expertise to apartment owners, which is why we have been able to achieve 20% market share of sold properties in Sydney City 2000 for the last quarter despite the pandemic,” said Adrian. The past 12 months have certainly been eventful. Starting from a zero base, the agency has exchanged 24 sales at a total value of over $50 million with an average sale price of $2,123,878, their highest sale being $6.4 million, with 13 record prices achieved while increasing their properties managed by 40%. Adrian’s top 10 tips to those launching an agency in a down market, as he did back in 2008, or to get through a global pandemic as they have done in 2020, include: Hiring the right people. Ensure they share the same vision, goals and dedication to provide premium service. Strong focus on lead generation with strategic email communication program and make sure you have a functional CRM that sorts and finds data in the way you want it to. Utilise the expertise of a professional Social Media Agency, providing quality content and market awareness. Have a dedicated external Public Relations Agency, promoting our client’s properties and brand. Marketing tools with unique approaches that reflect your location and demographic property marketing. Quality listing appraisal, agency promotional material and property marketing to stand out from the crowd. Location of office, including design, fit-out, presentation and window display for brand awareness and property promotion. Strong branding. Having the vision and values for the brand mapped out from the start, as well as a commitment to outstanding videos, photography and copywriting, sets the agency up for success from day one. Utilise review platforms to collate supportive 3rd party endorsements of your business. Ongoing training, coaching and education for every person team, not just the sales agents. About Ayre Real Estate: Ayre Real Estate has been founded by multi-award-winning Real Estate Agent, Adrian Wilson, a pioneer in the Sydney City apartment market with nearly 20 years’ experience and perhaps one of the most strategic thought leaders in the industry. The Sydney City apartment specialists deliver apartment focused services that are smarter and simpler, yet deliver beyond expectations for both owners and landlords while elevating the lives of the clients and communities they work in. ayre.com.au For further information or to set up an interview, please contact: Lisa Solomons @ 360PR – 02 9571 4448 / 0416 175 518 or lisa@360pr.com.au BellyUp Introduces New Aussie Made Multi-Strain Probiotic Shots 2020-06-25T00:36:36Z bellyup-introduces-new-aussie-made-multi-strain-probiotic-shots-2 Introducing BellyUp Shotz, a convenient on-the-go daily dose for gut health and immune support, launched in Woolworths nationwide today as an extension of BellyUp effervescent probiotic drinks (RTDs). These tasty blends, available in Organic Ginger and Lychee Green Tea, have a triple-action approach to aid digestion with six raw probiotic strains and no nasties. Shotz are 100% vegan, 99.5% sugar, gluten, and dairy free and made in Australia. BellyUp General Manager, Tinku Grewal says, “With increasing popularity of a plant-based diet and the move away from sugary drinks, BellyUp Shotz target consumers looking for a non-dairy multi-strain probiotic shot with added functional benefits from superfoods like ginger and lychee.” The BellyUp Shotz range includes: Organic Ginger: Zingy and ideal for an AM immune boost. With 70% of the immune system located in the digestive tract, ginger extract combined with raw probiotics is the ultimate duo. Ginger is traditionally known to support digestion and help fight off colds and flu, while billions of beneficial bacteria nourish the gut and help build gut immunity. Lychee Green Tea: Aromatic, yet energising, this shot will give a cheeky boost of antioxidants to reduce the effects of free radical damage, while supporting gut and immune health. “Unlike other probiotic shots, our unique MultiplyPlusTM guarantees six strains of probiotics including, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii),” says Grewal. BellyUp Shotz is formulated with the six strains of raw probiotics via a unique MultiplyPlusTM 5-stage fermentation process, creating a bio-available (easily absorbed) base for greater absorption of beneficial bacteria and essential nutrients that support healthy microflora and vibrant health and well-being. In a recent paper, results found that multi-strain probiotics in 12 out of 16 studies were more effective than their single strain counterpart and beneficial for a greater variety of health-related outcomes. Specific studies for MultiplyPlus®, along with one from Southern Cross University, have shown the benefits including: • Positive immune system modulation • Stimulation of white blood cells to combat pathogens • Ability to improve digestive health • Improvement of bloating and indigestion • High antioxidant activity • Production of a nutrient-rich, easily absorbed and highly bio-active substance BellyUp Shotz are now available in Woolworths nationally at an RRP $8.50 for a 6 pack, while the RTDs can be found in over 1,500 outlets, ranging from grocery, petrol & convenience, cafes and online. www.bellyup.com.au About BellyUp: BellyUp is an extension of Henry Blooms, provider of Australian natural health products and probiotic experts for over 80 years. BellyUp is a healthy drink that is 99% sugar free, gluten, dairy and alcohol free and good for your gut that doesn’t compromise on taste. For further information, hi-res images, product to trial and shoot or to speak with Tinku Grewal contact: Lisa Solomons | 360 PR | E: lisa@360pr.com.au | P: 0416 175 518 BIOLOGI LAUNCHES WORLD-FIRST 100% NATURAL CLEANSER: BC REFRESH CLEANSER 2020-06-23T01:21:31Z biologi-launches-world-first-100-natural-cleanser-bc-refresh-cleanser Biologi, the brand renowned for its 100% active ingredient skincare, delivers their latest innovation in single ingredients that taps into the beauty of nature: Biologi’s new Bc Refresh Cleanser. In a world-first, Biologi launches the 100% active and natural cleanser that harnesses the untouched power of Soapberry extracts to gently wash away dirt, pollutants, and impurities from the skin’s surface. Bursting with nourishing actives, Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser honours Biologi’s promise to provide only high-quality, single-plant ingredients sourced directly from nature. Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser contains the potent 100% active, organic and undiluted ingredient of Soapberry extract which offers a powerhouse of hardworking active compounds that form a lather to leave skin clean, clear and fresh. In a world first, naturally occurring amino acids, phenolic acids and amines work in synergy to remove all traces of dirt without disturbing the skin’s natural oils and moisture essential for hydration. “Through extensive research and trials, we discovered a potent extract that works as cleanser without the use of synthetic activating agents and harmful surfactants. Our revolutionary extraction method has now allowed us to bottle this for consumer use. Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser is free from synthetic foaming agents that can traditionally strip pores and leave the skin feeling tight. Instead, the revolutionary cleanser relies on the non-irritating, single-plant ingredient of Soapberry extract to gently purify even the most problematic of skin types.” Explains Biologi Founder and Cosmetic Chemist Ross Macdougald. Best used morning and night to nourish and protect pores, Biologi’s new Bc Refresh Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and problematic skin. USE BIOLOGI BC REFRESH CLEANSER FOR: CLEANSING – The purifying ingredients found in Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser gently forms a lather that cleanses the skin and dissolves makeup and impurities to reveal a clear, radiant complexion.  BRIGHTENING – Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser will gently regenerate the skin’s surface, without stripping skin of its natural oils needed for a balanced and bright complexion. HYDRATION – Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser contains actives that will work in synergy to maintain the skin’s hydration processes, leaving the skin feeling plump and moisturised. ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION – Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser provides significant antioxidant protection against free radical and environmental damage. While working to reduce redness and irritation, the phenolic acid and triterpene glycosides in Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser plumps skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. ANTI-AGEING – As a potent anti-inflammatory active, the triterpene glycosides found in Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser reduces redness and fights against the early signs of ageing. BLEMISH REDUCING – The Amines found in Biologi’s Bc Refresh Cleanser act to reduce blemishes while building protein hydrolysate moisture into the skin to avoid drying out the complexion while removing surface dirt and oil. BIOLOGI BC REFRESH CLEANSER ACTIVE NUTRIENTS*: AMINO ACIDS- Amino acids work to naturally condition skin while reducing redness and irritation. The significant antioxidant activity builds protection against free radicals to strengthen cells while leaving the complexion smooth and supple. AMINES- Amines are a powerful source of antioxidants functioning to protect the skin against free radical and environmental damage. Amines act to reduce blemishes while building protein hydrolysate moisture into the skin to avoid drying out the complexion while removing surface dirt and oil. PHENOLIC ACIDS- Phenolic acids provide significant antioxidant protection against free radical and environmental damage. While working to reduce redness and irritation, phenolic acid plump skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. TRITERPENE GLYCOSIDES- Triterpene glycosides naturally contain significant antioxidant activity to protect against free radical damage while contributing to a brighter complexion. The actives work as a natural foaming and cleansing active that gives the cleanser a soapy texture. As a potent anti-inflammatory active, triterpene glycosides give the cleanser its soapy texture reducing redness and fighting against the early signs of ageing. HOW TO USE BIOLOGI BC REFRESH CLEANSER: Morning: Apply one to two pumps to damp skin and massage for 30 seconds. Rinse with cool water. Evening: Remove surface makeup, dirt, and oil with a wet Reusable Microfiber Cloth. Apply one to two pumps of Bc Refresh Cleanser to damp skin and massage for 30 seconds. Rinse with cool water. Biologi Bc Refresh Cleanser contains no harmful chemicals or perfumes, not even water. USE WITH BIOLOGI’S NEW REUSABLE MICROFIBER CLOTHS: Biologi’s Reusable Microfiber Cloths are made up of hundreds of fibres that grip and lift makeup and dirt away from the skin and trap them in the pad rather than moving around the skin's surface. As a washable option and with up to 200 uses requiring only water to work, these microfiber cloths are an environmentally sound, synthetic-free way to pre cleanse skin and remove makeup. BIOLOGI BC REFRESH CLEANSER RRP $62 | 150ML | ON SHELVES 5th JUNE 2020 | Available at www.biologi.com.au BIOLOGI BC REFRESH COMPLETE CLEANSING BUNDLE (includes Bc Refresh Cleanser plus two Biologi  microfiber cloths and a Biologi wash bag RRP $74 | 150ML | ON SHELVES 5th JUNE 2020 | Available at www.biologi.com.au       ###ENDS### FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Tahlia Crinis | BOSS MEDIA PR | tahlia@bossmediapr.com.au The Greenwall Company introduce new greening options 2020-05-28T01:12:31Z the-greenwall-company-introduce-new-greening-options The Greenwall Company have been reclaiming the built environment by clothing building facades and indoor spaces for over 30 years. Their signature and patented soilless modular installations can be seen across Australia, with locations including the award-winning Origin Energy head office in Melbourne and the famous Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney’s International Airport. Following testing and successful installation, The Greenwall Company is releasing their new checkerboard walls, cacti/tree planters and bespoke pot-free outdoor planters. Mark Paul, Horticulturist and founder of The Greenwall Company says, “We’re excited to officially launch the new design options as I feel they will provide real solutions for those looking to green their homes or commercial space. These new designs are really for people or businesses who don’t have the standard blank concrete wall to work with, are looking for something standout or simply have an awkward space or lack of it. “All of our installations, big or small, are planted with our patented soilless media which is made from 94% recycled expanded plastics that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. The formulation is so much lighter than soil, even when wet, greatly reducing the structural load and need to reinforce the surface they are being applied to is removed, making life easier, cheaper and environmentally friendly for the client,” said Mark. The Greenwall Company now offer the following designs for residential or commercial installation. All designs are bespoke and created by The Greenwall Company team: Standard Greenwalls: A soil-less vertical garden grown on the surface of a built structure designed to replicate the growing conditions found in nature. Pre-planted modular panels are installed to create a living skin with unlimited design opportunities. Standard size is 2m x 1m, however they can also be custom built to any size. Pseudo Greenwalls: The pseudo greenwall system works on the basic principles of a true greenwall, but with cost advantages. Pockets of inorganic media are used to grow individual plants, as opposed to full panels that support a mass of individual plants. In time, these pockets grow to form a full canopy across the space they are on. Checkerboard Greenwalls: A pattern of greenwall panels arranged in a checkerboard layout, nominal panel size is 620mm x 600mm. This greenwall panel can halve the amount of greenwall surface area. Thus, the cost is also proportionately reduced. This style of greenwall is a creative/colourful adaption of a greenwall. Blade Greenwalls: This is a small slice of greenwall nominally, 200mm x 200mm x 2000mm. This size of greenwall is malleable enough to incorporate green strips within the facade of an existing building. A blade instantly greens a small area adding colour and life to the smallest of spaces EcoPillow Planters: Pre-planted lightweight gabions in bespoke sizes and shapes depending on the area available. Sizes range from the “Coffin” which is 2m x 0.5m x 0.5m, or a cube which is 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m or 1m x 1m x 1m. Perfect for use on balconies, outdoor entertaining spaces and can be easily moved if needed, as they are significantly lighter than a pot full of soil. Greenroofs: Modular in design, the EcoPillow is a pre-grown living roof that offers all the proven benefits of a greenroof while radically reducing risk and cost of the roofing structure. As a pre-grown and fully encased product, the EcoPillow is lightweight, has built-in irritation which reduces the risks from extreme weather conditions, wind scour or rain erosion. These can be planted across the full area, or only planted initially with 50% coverage, again reducing costs but allowing growth to cover the entire space. All of The Greenwall Company’s greening options provide benefits beyond their aesthetic appeal, including reducing the urban heat island effect, improving air quality and general wellbeing of those around them. In Australia, there are over 6,000 species that can be colonised on both rocks (lithophytes) and on trees (epiphytes). www.greenwall.com.au COVID-19 FREE HAIR LOSS ADVICE AT hairloss.com.au 2020-05-19T05:42:30Z covid-19-free-hair-loss-advice-at-hairloss-com-au COVID-19 FREE HAIR LOSS ADVICE  # New free www.hairloss.com.au website established to provide hair loss advice during current pandemic. # COVID-19 victims can lose up to 50% of their hair 3 months after they recover.  # Health and well-being is important in managing hair loss and thinning due to COVID-19 restrictions. # Using nutritional supplements and botanical medicine is helpful to support wellness, stress & hair loss. # World’s leading medics combine to give free advice.    World leading dermatologist and hair loss specialist Professor Rod Sinclair has combined with a team of Doctors, Trichologists and Medicos from around the world to establish the www.hairloss.com.au website providing free advice and comfort regarding hair loss to victims of the Covid -19 Virus and to those experiencing an increase of anxiety and stress during the current pandemic.    The website explains the technical details behind Febrile Telogen Effluvium (FTE) or acute hair shedding. FTE can result in the victim losing as much as 50% of their hair within 3 months after they recover. The website provides advice regarding treatment and management and the facts.   The www.hairloss.com.au website with advice from the Medical hair loss “dream team“ has been created and arranged by Advanced Hair Studio ( AHS) as an informational community website regarding hair loss associated with the COVID-19 virus as a way of giving back and supporting the public. Founder and Chairman of AHS Carl Howell has helped some of the world’s most famous personalities with their hair loss over the last 40 years including cricket legends Shane Warne, Sourav Ganguly, Jacques Kallis, and Graham Gooch as well as AFL stars Brendon Goddard and Ben Cunnington among others. The AHS sports stars are also spreading the serious message about the hair loss website on social media to comfort and assist the public. AHS is in 15 countries worldwide.   TO INTERVIEW CARL HOWELL email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max Markson 0412 501 601      Australia's celebrated international beauty queen, Robbie Canner introduces the first of her Ms Australia & New Zealand World 2020 National Finalists 2020-05-18T07:52:38Z australia-s-celebrated-international-beauty-queen-robbie-canner-introduces-the-first-of-her-ms-australia-amp-new-zealand-world-2020-national-finalists Australia's celebrated international beauty queen, Robbie Canner is on the hunt for successors after taking over the reins of the Australian and New Zealand arm of the prestigious international Ms World pageant - and she wishes to introduce her first 15 national finalists! Coming from all walks of life, cultures (Australian indigenous, Fijian, Afghan, Kenyan, Burmese, Filippino, Kiwi - but to name a few!) and backgrounds, Robbie Canner is committed to ensuring the Ms Australia and New Zealand World is an inclusive pageant welcoming and embracing women from all walks of life. "My aim is for all women of Australia and New Zealand to be represented in the World pageant," said Ms Canner. The Australian and New Zealand finals of the internationally-renowned pageant, which were set to be held in May, have been postponed to 28-30 August, 2020 at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, and is open to all ladies 26 years and over and of any status. "I decided to take on the role of director because the World pageant has been fantastic for me and I wanted to give back to all ladies 26 and over to have the same opportunities as I have had so the inaugural pageant is here, and with New Zealand so close I decided to have them join so we can grow World," said Ms Canner, who resides in Sydney. The pageant is a charity event for Tour de Cure Australia, and more specifically, the Scott Canner Young Investigator Grant (named after Robbie's late son who lost his battle to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011 at the age of 22), which helps fund the research of up-and-coming cancer researchers. More than 750K in grants have been awarded thus far. The Ms World platform is NOWSA - National Organization for Women's Safety Awareness. "The World pageant system is all about the entrant. No platform or charity is a requirement although we welcome entrants to share their chosen charities and platforms with us, if they have one," said Ms Canner. "All the World queens are coming from the US for the gala evening in August 2020, and most of the judges will be international judges." Major sponsor, huntmaster has generously supported the event, offering the four major winners, Ms Australia World and Ms Australia World Elite and Ms New Zealand World and Ms New Zealand World Elite entry to the prestigious Ms World Pageant 2020 from 13-16 October, 2020 in Las Vegas, United States of America as well as accommodation, food, beverages and return economy flights. "I would love all ladies to enter - the more the merrier! Come join us - it’s a fantastic ride," said Ms Canner. During her reign as Ms World 2018/19, Ms Canner proved that age really is just a number, from beating out beauties from 22 different countries aged 26 and up - to walking the prestigious New York Fashion Week in February 2019 as the one of the oldest models to grace the runway. Entries are being accepted now. Entry Form and Pageant Information can be found at this link: https://www.robbiecanner.com.au/ms-australia-new-zealand-world-2020. For more information, or interview/photo requests, please contact: Joanne Rahn Director zanthii communications Phone: 0402 148 334 Email: joanne@zanthii.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zanthiiau Darrylin Gordon Halls Creek, WA Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Ms Australia World 2020 national finalist, Darrylin Gordon is an Indigenous farmer from Halls Creek in Western Australia's Kimberley region, who came to prominence after her appearance in the Visible Farmer documentary series. The Visible Farmer project put the spotlight on two pressing issues: gender equality and food security, both which are vital for the future of Australia. The goal of the unique documentary series was to change perceptions and inspire new generations of women to help shape the future of Australia's sustainable food production. "I like what the pageant stands for and as an Aboriginal woman, I hope to be able to create understanding and awareness of the issues faced by our First Nations women whilst promoting reconciliation through my representation," said Ms Gordon. "The pageant platform provides a much greater audience where women from all over the country can come together and share our stories, our diversity and our passion that drives us to be the strong women we are, building a strong foundation to advocate for women from all walks of life. "The cause I am most passionate about is advocating for social change for our First Nations people 'Working together for a better future'." Chantelle O'Donohoe 30 years old Sydney, NSW Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Chantelle is an inspiration and role model for all. She has a strong passion for raising funds and awareness for children’s medical services as well as children’s education. Being a proud Nukunu Aboriginal woman, Chantelle has a sincere concern for bridging the gap within the education of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. Chantelle works at a not-for-profit organisation where she shares her knowledge in emerging technologies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally. Outside of her full-time employment, Chantelle is a mother who raises awareness for social issues and injustices, and is an advocate for several organisations and programs including donating over 600 hours of her personal time to volunteering. Whilst Chantelle is passionate about many causes and loves to volunteer her time, the one cause that particularly concerns her at this time is the increasing gap between the education of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. Particularly within the STEM related subjects of maths, science, technology and engineering. Throughout Chantelle's career, she has been lucky to now find herself in a position where she is able to give back to this cause and put systems and workshops in place to assist in ‘closing the (educational) gap’. After years of researching how to best assist, she found herself taking on a role to teach emerging Technology skills to mob in community all over our beautiful country. Within this role, she teaches skills in caring for country with drones, how to build and code robots, how to preserve culture through digital art, digital storytelling and apps, as well as passing on knowledge on how to open online stories and market themselves which in turn leads them to further independence and becoming self-sufficient in business. She also encourage mob (women particularly) to not only finish High School but also to seek out higher education, and provides them with the pathways available to do so. For 2020, Chantelle has also been issued with an acceptance to the Teachers of STEM initiative and will be returning to University to achieve her Bachelor’s degrees in both Education and Science Engineering. She has a long term plan to continue her work within community and have partnerships in place with the government and local universities to provide assistance and consultation on how to best address the issue of the educational ‘gap’. Maria Perera 29 years old Melbourne, VIC Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Maria is a female director/CEO in civil construction. She comes from a legal background and working in construction was not at all a planned event. In fact, not a lot of people were supportive of her move at the time given not many women were in that specific field. In 2015, Maria fell into construction and built her company from the ground up. She is now an ambassador for women in construction, and industry mentor at RMIT University for female students entering male-dominated industries. Maria has been featured as a Top 100 Woman in construction, and was a speaker at the Sydney Build Expo 2020 on to the topic of diversity in construction, and has also been confirmed as a speaker at the forthcoming Tedx Sydney event. Maria's goal is to promote diversity and female empowerment and uses any available platform to collaborate, and empower, other women. Cole Sialeipata 27 years old Central Coast, NSW Ms New Zealand World 2020 National Finalist Cole Sialeipata was born and raised in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and unlike many others, Cole has experienced a number of things in her short 28 years of life most wouldn’t think was possible to continue life from - domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and much more. Cole lived in Christchurch for most of her life until Christchurch was struck with the traumatic 7.1 Earthquake in 2010. Losing almost everything in a short amount of minutes including her life which happened to be saved after deciding to sleep the other way around that night where a TV crushed her feet instead of her head, Cole decided to leave New Zealand and pursue an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for seven months. With the second earthquake in 2011 leaving next to nothing, Cole had nothing to go back to and decided not to get on her flight back home to New Zealand, and instead stayed in Australia to pursue a whole new beginning. This beginning didn’t start off to the greatest but with everything Cole always found the silver lining in things. Cole was homeless, unable to find employment or a safe place to stay. Cole made her way to the Central Coast of New South Wales to a friends' house she had met in the United States who offered her a place to stay. From there, Cole found employment and was able to save and get her own little shoebox apartment and start her life journey. Cole worked in various community sector roles, however still felt like there was something missing in her career and life. Cole eventually got employed by local NGO Coast Shelter working as a support worker for homeless youth. A light lit up in Cole and it was then her passion for her community ignited. Cole has studied her Diploma in Community Service, Homelessness Services and Mental Health. For the past five years, Cole has been actively helping her community at work but also voluntarily. Conducting fundraising events, food drives, social groups, mentorships roles in high schools, and recently joined Women’s Justice Network. Cole has been recognised by the NSW government for her community development achievements and was nominated for the 7News Young Achiever awards for 2020. Cole has raised over $20,000 for her community, and is also the founder of Charity Project Aria and has launched her first pilot program to equip disadvantaged women with various skills who have experienced domestic violence. The program has been designed to help and support women to reintegrate back into their communities better equipped after leaving DV environments. As a Ms New Zealand World 2020 national finalist, Cole hopes to encourage women to be nothing less than themselves in their own beautiful way. Women, just like flowers, trees, the ocean and a rainbow, they have their own beauty. Nicole Smith 50 years old Gold Coast, QLD Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist “Have courage and be kind”, These are Cinderella’s words that Nicole Smith tries to live by everyday. Nicole studied dance on the Gold Coast in Australia and at Michigan State University in the USA, before gaining for her teacher’s qualification in London, England. She was a teacher and then co-director within the Gold Coast Ballet in the late 80's up until 1995. Besides dance, Nicole was also involved in many theatre productions in Australia. She also works extremely hard everyday in her professional career as a Registered Nurse. Nicole started a not-for-profit dance studio called "Terricky Dancers" in Rural Western Australia in 2009. The dance school gave many local and indigenous children free or highly subsidised dance classes. During this time Nicole became involved in her first pageant called "The Boab Quest". Nicole placed 2nd runner up after raising $15,200. This money was used to buy sports equipment and to provide breakfast programs for children who would otherwise have gone to school hungry. After the passing of her husband in 2012, Nicole and her daughter Rebekah found pageantry again. Nicole helped her daughter Rebekah compete in Australia, England, France and the United States. Nicole knew she wanted to do more to help and give back to the community. She wanted to speak out about causes she is passionate about such as the Haemophilia Foundation of Queensland. Because of this, Nicole is so excited to take her experience as performer, dance teacher and pageant mother to the next step of competing in the Ms Australia World and Ms New Zealand World pageant. She believes the pageant world is filled with people dedicated to making improvements in themselves and the world around them every day, and she strives to be one of those people. Em Hardwicke 45 years old Jindabyne (Snowy Mountains), NSW  Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Em Hardwicke of regional New South Wales, was motivated to enter the inaugural Ms Australia & Ms New Zealand World 2020 pageant to raise funds for cancer research and and finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and also to advocate for women's safety, anti-bullying and suicide prevention. Em spent years in an emotionally abusive relationship without even realising it, but considers herself one of the lucky ones. Em has always believed that every woman and every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. She believes no woman deserves to be sexually, physically, mentally or emotionally abused or assaulted. No woman deserves to be disrespected or mistreated. Em wants to be part of the change and use her voice to share the National Organzation for Women’s Safety Awareness (NOWSA) message, vision and mission of educating and advocating for social change. "As a mother to a nearly 6 year old boy, I strongly believe I have a responsibility to teach my son that mistreating and/or disrespecting a woman in any way, at any age or in any circumstance is unacceptable," said Em. "I also want to instil in him a strength to not stand by and watch someone being mistreated or abused. I want to teach him to use his voice and speak up for someone who may not feel they have a voice of their own. By teaching our children, our sons, to treat women with respect from an early age and to encourage our fathers, brothers, uncles and friends to lead by example, only then can we expect to see things change." "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin. Analieze Bella Newton 51 years old Sydney, NSW  Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Analieze entered her first national pageant at 49 years of age after seeing Mrs Earth Australia 2017, Suzi Dent on Channel 7’s Sunrise proudly talking about her experience. Analieze came across the Miss Diamond Australia pageant, which was promoted as being different to other pageants. There were no age, height or weight restrictions, and it was based in Brisbane, Australia. Analieze entered Miss Diamond Australia in 2017, and was crowned Miss Diamond Australia Classic 2018 in April 2018 at 50 years of age. Analieze has used pageantry as a platform to advocate for diabetes, being a sufferer herself, and has even had toes amputated due tp the illness. She is an incredible humanitarian, spending all her time raising awareness for Charity and helping at homeless feeds. As an adult, Analieze was a single mother for many years; she might not have been homeless but she has experienced having to line up for food vouchers at charity organisations to be able to feed herself and sometimes needed help to have her dues paid. These were not her happiest years but by having been in this situation herself where she needed help she realises how important it is to be able to give back and help people less fortunate. Prior to pageantry, Analieze was a lost soul, a ghost. pageantry has changed her life, she now sits on the judging panel at pageants around Australia and the world, and is a bit of a celebrity. Analieze migrated to Australia from the Philippines at the age of 18 and resides in West Ryde in New South Wales, Australia. She works as a legal secretary, and is a proud mother to her son, Sean. Pan Sandar Myint 28 year old Sydney, NSW Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Pan Sandar Myint was born in Myanmar with Rohingya Burmese background. Pan graduated high school with 92% and gained entrance to study Medicine in 2008. But Pan still pursued to study abroad because of not getting equal human rights for being Rohingya in Myanmar. Pan graduated with a Diploma of Business at TAFE in 2010 which led her to finish her Accounting degree within two years & six months. After working in the accounting industry for a while, Pan realised the professional didn't suit her friendly & bubbly personality so she decided to change careers and now enjoys a successful career in the migration industry. Coming from the most prosecuted ethnic “Rohingya” in the 21st century, Pan strongly advocates on following the path of tolerance to save humanitarian value. Due to her strong passion of humanitarian rights, Pan was awarded a scholarship from Change the World United Nations as a delegate of Angola for the 2019 Path Of Tolerance campaign held at NYU University (Abu Dhabi). With no experience in modelling, fashion or beauty pageanty, Pan joined the Ms World Australian pageant as a platform to advocate equal human rights and to save humanitarian value by following the path of tolerance. Due to Pan's strong advocacy for Equal Rights of her Rohingya Community, she has appeared on several news media outlets (SBS Australia Burma, Friends World TV, Radio Free Air Asia and Pak Awaaz). Pan is extremely grateful to represent Australia by enjoying priceless moments with her beautiful pageant family, their strong support & love. Diana Omuoyo Sydney, NSW Ms New Zealand World 2020 National Finalist Diana is a Kenyan native and over the last 16 years has lived in the United States and New Zealand, moving to Sydney, Australia in 2019. She works as an IT Solution Engineer and as a woman of colour in Tech is a minority in a predominantly male-oriented field. Her love for Math and Technology is what drives her passion for sharing her knowledge and experiences in the field. She has co-founded and partnered with programs that support Science Technology Engineering and Math [STEM] in schools and colleges, mentoring and coaching others on these topics and educating them on the various career options in these fields.Often the ‘odd one out’ and having to navigate through a lot of the stereotypes and biases, she has endured bullying at work and the struggles of having to prove herself. This is a sentiment shared by a lot of other women and minorities in Tech. By establishing, contributing and sharing on Tech forums and platforms, she aspires to be one of the voices that inspires and supports not only those wanting to join the industry but also motivate those currently in it to continue on.Another passion of hers stems from the kindness & generosity she felt when she first moved to New Zealand with no family or friends. Her involvement & engagement with the community gave her that sense of belonging. It is because of this that she often volunteers for a broad spectrum of causes as her way of participating, supporting & giving back to the community. She learnt that every little gesture that helps spread positivity, togetherness and that brightens another’s day is always worth it.She joined the Ms. New Zealand World Pageant to continue to share her experiences and raise awareness for worthy causes. She stands with the women and minorities in the STEM fields - in pursuit of knowledge and strength to learn and grow because “The journey starts from within”. Katie Mouser 37 year old Canberra, ACT Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Katie joined the Ms Australia World 2020 pageant because she wanted to set herself a challenge in 2020; not only to improve and better herself, but also to find a way to provide more exposure to causes which she feels passionately about, and wish she could do more for, on both a national and international stage. Katie also loves the idea of building new networks, and forming new connections & friendships; supporting on another on their journeys. Katie hopes to represent to the nation (and internationally), a genuine, successful and mindful modern woman; capable of achieving whatever she sets her mind to regardless of age, ability or experience. During the pageant (and at Ms World if she were to win nationally), Katie intends to work with her fellow women to engage their communities and increase awareness of their platforms; not only by example, but also utilising the exposure a national and/or world title presents them with media and community options for raising support. As a child, Katie grew up in another country, and when she came back to Australia, she felt displaced, uncertain and anxious. As she worked to overcome this, Katie decided that where it was within her power, she never wanted another person to feel that way. Katie discovered she had a natural talent for forging solid, long-lasting friendships and relationships with almost everyone that she came across, something which continues today. This assists Katie greatly in gaining much needed support for causes she is passionate about, but also gives her a solid and trusted foundation to help others who may confide in her, or ask for her help, to provide them with honest, genuine and humble assistance. Katie takes great pride in her resilience; and is thankful to be supporting NOWSA through the Ms World system. As a survivor of domestic violence, experienced first-hand at a young age, she is wholeheartedly behind an organisation which aims to keep women safe. Katie is also incredibly grateful to be supporting Tour De Cure as Ms Australia World's charity platform at a national level; Cancer has affected many people she cares about, has stolen some too soon, and left it's own mark in her life, not only in her heart and mind, but also having had a cervical cancer scare herself. Katie is proud to be participating in a pageant surrounded by beautiful, genuine and kind women, each of them accepted for being their true selves along their journeys alongside each other. Leila Beikmohammadloei 47 years old Brisbane, QLD Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Leila is competing in the Ms Australia World 2020 pageant because she believes that each and every single one of us has a voice. She believes everyone has a story (or stories) to tell which consist of our experiences and locations, our hopes and aspirations and how they have shaped us into who we are and how we live our lives; be it by choice or by circumstance. Leila is coming from a very male-dominated society, and suffered two decades of domestic violence, ending up with a domestic violence order for two years. She is a domestic violence survivor, and is very proud of how she strongly cut toxic relationships from her life and environment to save her children and herself. Leila dared herself to improve upon and build her self-confidence by venturing outside her comfort zone; she dared herself to connect with people and help them when they needed to be helped. She dreamed of partnering and collaborating with World Vision, and organisation sharing her vision of supporting and helping others, particularly children and women. She wants to show all women around the world to be proud of their identity, values, themselves of who they are and what they believe in. She believes in herself and she will be successful at accomplishing the challenges she has set herself, dreams and goals. Challenging and developing herself feels like the sky is the limit! Suzzaan Kakar Melbourne, VIC Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Suzzaan Kakar describes herself as an Australian-Afghan village girl. She was born in Kunduz, Afghanistan and was four years old when she lost my father in the Afghanistan war, Suzzaan's father was a rich man and head of the city, her mother was an educated woman but she was not allowed to work, so she was helping women at home. In Dasht Harchi, there was no women's jail, so the Government would send them to Suzzaan's father to be under his restriction. After her father was killed, she and her family found refuge in Pakistan. Her mother had a teaching job, and was looking after the family without any other financial support. As a result, they had no food to eat, and until coming to Australia, didn’t have a fridge to keep water in 50 degree heat. Suzzaan came to Australia by humanitarian refugee visa and her Aunty helped to bring the family to Australia, but in her young age, she had to work hard to help the rest of family, brothers and sisters in Pakistan. Suzzaan started her journey in Australia studying the English language, and then a Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in fashion - and she continues to study at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Suzzaan is single (never married), speaks four languages - Pashto, Dari, Urdu, English, is a model and fashion designer and stylist with dreams to start her own label incorporating old village fabrics into modern fashion. Suzzaan is also an animal rights activist and hopes to use her pageanty platform to raise awareness of this cause. Jasmine Farlow 30 years old Newcastle, NSW Ms Australia World 2020 National Finalist Introducing Jasmine Farlow - Ms Australia world 2020 national finalist This Sydney born queen has resided in many places up and down the east coast of Australia, experiencing a lot of what this great land has to offer. Jasmine's history in pageantry is a vast one, competing for over a decade she has earned a handful of Australian titles but believes that “we never stop learning or growing” so continues to stay within the pageant community. Since her first competition she has branched out to direct not one, but three different systems, all in the hopes of providing women a platform for self growth. In an effort to encourage others to shine, Jasmine has also coached many pageant students, some who have gone on to hold international titles themselves. Throughout her journey of self growth, Jasmine has never lost her love for animals but rather has been able to build a network to help support the rehoming and rehabilitation of our animal friends. This has become her passion and her career path. Jasmine is currently pursuing this path in animal care through undertaking studies, working at an animal farm and volunteering, or raising funds for pets and wildlife operations including Sea shelter and the RSPCA through which she was able to adopt her wild born Dingo, Diego. It is Jasmine's hope that gaining her vet nursing qualifications along with building a small sanctuary to house canines who are at the end of their rope, and have no where else to turn, may lead to teaching others a greater appreciation and respect for the animal kingdom. “We as humans need to nurture our animal friends, not fear them or abuse them. One act of kindness towards an animal in need might not change the world but it will change the world for them, and that is powerful” Tulip Goujon 44 years old Sydney, NSW Ms New Zealand World 2020 National Finalist Tulip Goujon is a mother of four children who had never considered joining a pageant as she always focussed her time on her children and their education. However Tulip believes taking up this journey has introduced her to some amazing, encouraging and beautiful queens who are all proud representatives of their cultures, people and homelands. Tulip has a big heart for her community and people. She enjoys taking part in sports such as marathon running and gym bootcamps, and has participated in many charity events. One of her favourite being a boxer for a match which raised funds for families who were in need of everyday necessities. She strongly believes in independence and that education is the key to success. Tulip's passion for fashion has always been a part of her. She used to work and organise promotions for promotional models and was in-charge of events for special occasions organised by Sydney West Multicultural. Tulip holds highly the value of respect, not only for other people but towards herself also. She enjoys uplifting and empowering other women and hopes her journey in this pageant leads her to other like-minded and strong leaders. Sandy Nand 45 years old Sydney, NSW Ms New Zealand World 2020 National Finalist Growing up on the tropical islands of Fiji, Sandy comes from a family of educators, and has lived with five brothers and two sisters She was very close to her father who was her idol, and he always believed that she would one day make him proud. After his passing away, Sandy moved to New Zealand making "the land of the long white cloud" her home where she grew her own little family. From being a banker to running a household and looking after her kids, she invested in properties. Ten years ago, she moved closer to her family in Brisbane and called Australia her home. She’s been a banker most of her life, and her career has not stopped her living her dreams She stands up for domestic violence, not only for women, but for men as well. Sandy believes that if a relationship is not working, one must learn to let go and move on. Sandy believes in this day and age there are so many ways to be independent. Apart from this, she believes in charity. Often very shy, she doesn’t mention her charities to the world as part of her father's teaching was not to brag about what one does for humanity. Here she is today learning still. 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This is a very heart-warming story that Sally wanted to share with us and the rest of Australia since she received such amazing results so quickly. Winter Warmer Styling Trends to create the ultimate cocoon at home 2020-05-04T23:26:26Z winter-warmer-styling-trends-to-create-the-ultimate-cocoon-at-home With many of us cocooning at home and the cooler weather swiftly arriving, leading property stylist and interior designer, Justine Wilson from Vault Interiors, shares her insider tips to create a cosy and comfortable space to see out the winter and iso blues. “It’s been a very different lead up to winter this year, with Australians in insolation over the past month or even two. Many are looking to take advantage of the down time and tidy, clear out and spruce up their homes. I have five simple tricks that can be ordered online, delivered to your do, and set up (hopefully) without the risk of a hospital visit from falling of the roof!” said Justine. Justine’s top five winter warmer styling tips include: 1. Rich colour tones in lush fabrics: Think textural fabrics like wool, velvet and faux fur. Hot colours this winter are olive, emerald, plum, mustard, burnt orange and deep magenta. To update your home think about investing in new scatter cushions, thick bed or sofa throws or even a colourful plush rug underfoot. You can also just use decorative vases or flowers in these tones to bring a cherry pop of colour. 2. Change your bedding: Winter is a good time to change out your bedding to thicker weight duvets and new linen. The summer trend was lots of simple white or cream light weight linen, but in winter try a textured spread like a waffle or tufted linen design. Opt for deeper colour tones for the ultimate cosy feel and really layer your bedding with a coverlet and a throw for maximum impact. 3. Candles are my winter go to: It’s easy for a home to feel musty and dark with windows and doors often shut to keep in the warmth, so use pretty scented candles will help lift your mood. This year candles on mass will be a big trend. All you need is a round platter, or tray and 5-8 candles, light them all and you have a beautiful centrepiece for your dining or coffee table that will smell great and provide an ambient glow. 4. Mirrors are a great tool: Use them in winter, as they will reflect any available light and make your interior less gloomy, it can also bring the outdoors in. Hang them in hallways, dark rooms and anywhere you can reflect a nice outlook. The more the merrier in winter, and if you can reflect a nice lamp or floor lamp - even better. 5. Create an outdoor room: This would be my top tip this winter, especially with mandatory isolation. We may not be able to travel or go camping, so why not bring the experience into your backyard! Invest in an outdoor fire pit, most councils allow them if you burn only dry wood, get some nice outdoor comfy chairs and string some outdoor solar fairy lights for the full affect! “There is nothing like toasting a marshmallow or playing some tunes under a starry sky - I think more than ever we need to create experience at home,” says Justine. www.vaultinteriors.com.au For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Lisa Solomons – 02 9571 4448/0416 175 518 or lisa@360pr.com.au Hand Care Should Be Everyone’s Primary Concern Right Now 2020-05-04T05:32:08Z hand-care-should-be-everyone-s-primary-concern-right-now From the very start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the recommendation to wash our hands more often – and the correct way – was rightfully touted as one of the most important methods for preventing virus transmission. “But there’s a crucial next step that hasn’t received as much attention – or any attention at all”, says Mel Driver, Director of Embalm Skincare. “Keeping your skin moisturised to prevent the kind of cracking and micro-tears that could make you more susceptible to COVID-19”. If you don’t rehydrate, then ironically, washing your hands frequently could, indirectly, be putting you at higher risk. The skin on our hands is particularly thin, and with the excessive use of hand washes and hand sanitizers, problems such as dryness, irritation, peeling and cracking easily arise. You should never miss the chance to treat your hands to some much-needed TLC, but now it’s more important than ever. Here’s to ensure you’ve got your hand care routine mastered: On a ‘normal’ day the advise would be not to over-wash hands but during this crisis, our hands are constantly being washed as it’s the best defence against Coronavirus, germs and bacteria. But the constant washing of hands can strip the skin of natural oils, drying our skin out even further in the process.  As much as possible opt for a non-aggressive liquid soap, and watch the water temperature; keep it warm as opposed to hot to prevent additional skin dryness. Re-apply hand cream after hand washing to moisturise, nourish and protect. Wear gloves as much as possible, while doing dirty tasks such as cleaning the house, doing the dishes, gardening, washing the dog or the even the car. Steam mask. Give your hands steam mask when doing the dishes. Slather your hands in hand cream before putting on the dish washing gloves. The hot water in the sink will create something like a steam-like hand treatment, leaving your hands super soft. This also allows for the nourishing ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin. Exfoliate. Just as exfoliating face and body, it’s also beneficial to do the same on your hands. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub to remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal fresh skin underneath. Be careful not to exfoliate sore, cracked or burning skin. Build a barrier. Reward your hands with indulgent, nourishing creams. If you make sure you’ve got only one thing in your handbag, let it be hand cream. Travel-friendly creams will enable you to moisturise your hands anywhere and at any time they need a hit of hydration. Hand cream forms a barrier against the drying effects of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, and when reapplied throughout the day, will guarantee soft and nourished skin. Gently massaging into the skin each time can also help with circulation while warming up your hands. Overnight hand mask. Just like our face, hands need some extra attention from time to time. Treating yourself to a hand mask once a week can help to amp up hydration, ensuring your hands are in tip-top condition. Apply a generous amount of hand cream just before bed and put on some cotton gloves to allow overnight repair and hydration. Don’t forget about nourishing those nails and cuticles. Massage the cream into your cuticles before you slip on those gloves.  -END- About Embalm Skincare: Embalm Skincare is an Australian hypoallergenic skincare range for busy mums with sensitive skin. The range has won multiple awards and certifications including being PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan.Embalm Skincare’s range of face and body care products is available to buy online at embalmskincare.com.au Hydrate and repair brittle heat-styled hair with Mafura & Baobab Oils 2020-05-03T23:36:38Z hydrate-and-repair-brittle-heat-styled-hair-with-mafura-baobab-oils After sneaking into the market recently, SheaMoisture are excited to announce that the new Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydration + Repair collection is proving to be a star performer and taking out awards already. The new shampoo, conditioner and treatments are formulated to repair each strand of hair by reducing breakage on heat-styled hair by up to 76%* when used as a collection. Featuring certified organic shea butter, manuka honey, yogurt extract and mafura oil, this ultra hydrating collection smoothes rough, dry cuticles, fights split ends and restores vitality to dull, lacklustre hair, resulting in hair feeling stronger and more resilient. The new addition to the growing SheaMoisture brand in Australia is perfect over processed and heat styled hair. Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Manager says, “All of the products in the SheaMoisture range are free from parabens, phthalates, parrafin, mineral oil, DEA, petroleum, formaldehyde, propylene and sulfates. Each of the recipes have been handed down from Sofi Tucker, a healer and the founder of the brand over 100 years ago. Today her family are still working with the brand to keep the heritage and her memory alive.” Key Ingredients: Manuka Honey: This natural and organic ingredient draws in and seals moisture plus boosts shine. Yoghurt Extracts: Add nourishing moisture and strengthen hair. Mafura Oil: Softens and promotes healthy-looking hair. Products in the SheaMoisture Hydrate & Repair collection include: SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Shampoo | RRP $19.99 This sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses while infusing hair with intensive moisture, reconstructive proteins and shine enhancing nutrients. Formulated with certified organic Shea Butter, ultra-moisturising Manuka Honey and Yogurt in a reparative formula to restore moisture and transform coarse hair, improving smoothness, texture and manageability. SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Conditioner | RRP $19.99 This rinse-out conditioner instantly detangles while infusing hair with intensive moisture, reconstructive proteins and shine-enhancing nutrients. Formulated with certified organic Shea Butter, ultra-moisturising Manuka Honey and Yogurt in a reparative formula to condition and smooth dry cuticles, resulting in reduced frizz and breakage prevention. SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Protein Power Treatment | RRP $24.99 SheaMoisture’s Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein-Strong Treatment with Mafura & Baobab Oils is powered by reparative proteins and butters, in a nutrient rich strengthening cream to naturally reinforce and revitalise over-processed, abused hair fibers. Certified organic Shea Butter, ultra-moisturising Manuka Honey and Yogurt in a deep conditioning formula that fortifies weak strands, combating breakage and split ends to leave hair looking smooth and healthy. SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave-In | RRP $24.99 Certified organic Shea Butter, reparative Manuka Honey and Yogurt blend together in a lightweight treatment that fortifies hair with strand supporting proteins in a natural protective layer, while fighting frizz and the appearance of split ends. Ideal for hair that is prone to breaking, snapping or splitting. No Mineral Oil · No Parabens · No Phthalates · No Propylene Glycol · No Sulfates · No Animal Testing The new SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair products are available now at select Priceline stores nationwide and via www.sheamoisture.com.au About SheaMoisture 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. Pioneering fair trade through Community Commerce in Africa and abroad SheaMoisture applies local expertise and gives back 10% of sales to women-led businesses, supporting those who supply the brand with their produce and women in the community through The Sofi Tucker Foundations. As a company, SheaMoisture strives to stay true to their roots giving back to their community and fighting poverty. For more information, hi-res imagery or product samples, contact 360 PR: Lisa Solomons – 0416 175 518 – lisa@360pr.com.au 360 PR announce Free PR Day support service for Australian Businesses 2020-04-28T00:45:46Z 360-pr-announce-free-pr-day-support-service-for-australian-businesses In response to the changing needs of businesses due to COVID-19, Sydney’s boutique PR and communications agency 360 PR has today launched their new monthly ‘Free PR Day’ support service. Created to assist Australian brands, services and expert influencers, the first 20 businesses to register for the complimentary support service will receive a one-off, obligation-free 30 minute strategy session with PR experts on how to leverage current PR opportunities, adapt current strategies and start planning beyond COVID-19. Lisa Solomons, Founder & Director of 360 PR says, “Over the past month we have seen the world of PR and influencer engagement change once again. Brands, particularly with online stores and services, have the ability to stay relevant and deliver results. It all comes down to how you pivot your strategy and adapt to the changing at-home needs of media and influencers.” Free PR Day is open to all sizes of businesses, big and small, or even start-ups who have an innovative solution or new service to offer Australian businesses or families during this time and beyond. Each strategy session will include: Review of current status and key challenges faced How your brand/expertise solves a problem and making it relevant at present Determine key messages to maximise awareness by acknowledging COVID-19 Important channels to play now based on target audience and changed consumer behaviours Content ideas brainstorm Actionable steps to take immediately “How do we know PR can work at a time like this you may ask? We have the proof. We have seen one of our longest standing Australian beauty brands featured across the online channels of the major networks and beauty websites, Instagram stories of key influencers and social pages with links to buy. This has resulted in a significant increase in sales with product lines now out of stock both online and in major retailers,” says Lisa. Free PR Day Date: Thursday, 7 May 2020 Time: By appointment – available to first 20 applicants only Location: Zoom meeting – details to be provided on confirmation How to register: Submit your brief via our website – first in best dressed! “We want to do our bit to help give back, so what better way than do what we do best and offer our services, tips and advice to as many Australian businesses as we can. If it helps to keep a business afloat and people employed, it’s time well spent for us,” adds Lisa. www.360pr.com.au For further information, to register or speak with Lisa Solomons from 360 PR, please contact: Rachel King – rachel@360pr.com.au or 0423 833 814