HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion Review and Giveaway RRP $249

I’ve had a few professional Microdermabrasion treatments and I have always loved the results. But I have to be realistic and this isn’t something my budget can extend to at the moment. Basically, the only form of Microdermabrasion I could afford was rubbing salt on my face and then holding my Dyson on it. Not ideal!

So you can imagine how quick I was to agree to review the HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion. I love their products, I love a little pampering and I love taking care of my skin.

What is Microdermabrasion?

It is a non-chemical and non-surgical procedure to rejuvenate the skin by powerful mechanical exfoliation. It works by removing the uppermost layer of dry, dead skin cells to reveal fresher skin. It encourages production of a new skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which will improve your skin’s appearance.

HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion review

HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion Review

The diamond tip exfoliates the skin and the gentle vacuum massages and removes the dead cells. There are 5 settings and I’m currently using the gentlest setting to give my skin time to adjust. I’ve been using it on my face, neck, décolletage and the back of my hands. You look red immediately afterwards, but this fades quickly.

It only take a few minutes a couple of times a week to start seeing the results. At only $249 this is a complete bargain!

Now available in Shaver Shop, Myer and all good retailers.

HoMedics Radiance Microdermabrasion Giveaway RRP $249

Plus I have one to giveaway!

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HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system Review and Giveaway RRP $149.95

I’m a little obsessed with trying to keep my 40+ skin clean, fresh and hydrated. Looking after your skin is one of the best ways to look youthful and healthy.

Being an insomniac means I’m always lacking sleep and sleep is naturally one of your skin’s best friends. So if I can’t get the sleep, then I need to make up for it in other ways … like bucket loads of water, good serums, moisturisers and a great skin routine.

I’ve recently added the HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system to my routine. I was given the opportunity to review the system and if I liked, then I could run a giveaway. Well guess what, I liked it!

I really like that it worked with my current routine and maximised the effectiveness of my existing, loved products. The HoMedics Skin+ rejuvenating pack has has two devices, an Ultrasonic Cleansing Brush and a Skin Rejuvenating Applicator and is valued at $149.95

HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system Review and Giveaway RRP $149.95

HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system Review

The Ultrasonic Cleansing Brush speaks for itself. It gives your skin a gorgeous clean, like a car going through a car wash. Use water, your normal cleanser and move in a circular motion for approximately 30 seconds in each area.

HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system Review

Skin Rejuvenator and Applicator.  This device helps with the absorption of skin care products and helps hydrate and smooth the skin. It has 4 settings, hot, hot with ultrasonic vibration, cold and cold with ultrasonic vibration. After washing with the Ultrasonic cleansing brush, use this device on hot with ultrasonic vibration to apply your favourite moisturiser.

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Then after your products have been absorbed, switch to the cool massage with vibration mode to shrink pores and smooth your skin.

Also, the cool setting is great for puffy eyes. I was a perfect for the morning after New Years Eve! I also love the hot and cool settings without the ultrasonic vibration to treat pimples, particularly blinders.

HoMedics Skin+ Cleansing Rejuvenator system Giveaway RRP $149.95

To win your own HoMedics Skin+ system, please leave a comment telling me what your greatest skin concern is.
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Magic Mike XXL Review and DVD Giveaway!!

Last week I was convalescing on the couch after visiting the skin doctor. I was tender and tired. I though why not take advantage of the girls being at school and me being on the couch and review Magic Mike XXL. My husband happened to be home too. I told him, either get on board or don’t get on board but the express train to toned torsos was at the station.

Magic Mike XXL Review

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I had pretty low expectations. I thought it would be an hour and a half of six packs, oily tans, grunts and dry humping. I was sort of right, but I found myself smiling and enjoying it. Sure there was a bit of hard man candy, a few unnecessary scenes but it made fun of itself and I really liked the abs characters. My husband did sit through it and it wasn’t all weird and awkward. In fact, he even admitted to enjoying it too.

Highlights

  • Derr, Joe Manganiello. The scene in the service station was perfect!
  • Matt Bomer. What a nice boy!
  • Tarzan’s mullet. He somehow makes it work
  • Andie McDowell

Lowlight

  • Amber Heard. So angsty and she looked like she needed a bath
  • Elizabeth Banks. I love her so much and they barely used her.

Ideally, wine and girlfriends would have made it even better.

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Magic Mike XXL DVD Giveaway!!

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment I have 3 copies of Magic Mike XXL  to giveaway valued at $39.95 each!

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Magic Mike XXL is released on 21 October 2015

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Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal system review

There is nothing I love more than a little in-salon pampering and maintenance. I would happily spend the day week inside a salon getting the works done. But this is not always possible. Time, money and life all get in the way of my pampering and maintenance fun.

I have been playing with a few awesome at home treatments and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you. You are going to love this one.

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal system review

The Philips Lumea Comfort is an at home hair removal system that applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root. This inhibits hair regrowth and repeating regularly, your hair grows in sparser and finer.

I have never had IPL treatments in a salon but I have heard amazing things and I was aware that it should work well on my skin and hair colour.

This was so easy to use that I was worried I was doing it wrong. The ‘On’ button also has the levels on it. I checked the best level for my skin and hair and went straight up to level 4. You can hold the big button down, it will scan and flash, then you slowly move it up, stop and wait for the next flash. If it doesn’t flash, then it can’t see a contrast between your hair and skin. I will warn you, the flash is bright!

I used it the first time a week ago, I attacked my legs, armpits and my bikini line. There was no pain at all. Either I am super human, or it doesn’t hurt. I’m looking forward to sharing the long term results.

The Philips Lumea Comfort is available at major department stores, leading electronics stores and selected authorised dealers and has an RRP of $549.95.

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal system review and giveaway RRP $549.95

Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal system giveaway!!RRP $549.95

This competition has closed and the winner has been notified by email.

Now it’s your turn to add this device to your at-home treatments and be zapping the furry Winter legs in time for Summer.

FYI: The Philips Lumea Comfort works effectively on dark blonde, brown and black hairs but it’s NOT effective on red, light-blonde or white/grey hair

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Ray Bans Giveaway valued up to $425!!

I really love sunglasses. My favourite pair were a pair of Ray-Ban Sunglasses and I would never step outside without them. I wore them in nearly every photo to avoid wearing makeup and to hide wonky face shots. Then I misplaced them and couldn’t find them anywhere.

My back up pair were okay … about 2 years ago. Sure they were designer sunglasses but now they were out of shape, scratched and a wee bit daggy.

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So, I was forced to go outside without sunglasses. I felt like a vampire getting hit by the sun. I hissed and squinted at the brightness.

Then I received a well timed email from the Sunglasses Shop asking if I was interested in a pair of sunglasses for me and a pair of Ray-Ban Sunglasses for a reader. I nearly cried tears of joy.  You bet your arse I was interested! After a good snoop around the Sunglasses Shop website I couldn’t resist these matt gold, mirrored, aviator Ray-Bans. Subtle I know.

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Ray Bans Giveaway valued up to $425!!

The Sunglass Shop is letting one lucky person pick their own Ray-Bans. To enter please visit here and come back and tell me which glasses you would pick, then follow the Rafflecopter prompts.
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Entries open on June 3 at 5am and close on June 15 at 9pm. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity. The most inventive answer will win and the winner will be privately emailed and they must claim their prize within 48 hours.

Win a pair of FRANKiE4 Shoes!!

I am a HUGE fan of Brisbane based shoe designer, FRANKiE4. Not only do they look great, they are amazingly comfortable and are good for your feet (read about them here).

When I was given the chance to review a pair of the new season boots, I was thrilled. I was torn but went for the LiZ in Camel. This had the height I love in boots and I knew they would merge perfectly into my Winter wardrobe.

Win a pair of FRANKiE4 Shoes!!

Win a pair of FRANKiE4 Shoes!!

And even better!! FRANKiE4 are giving one lucky Redcliffe Style reader the opportunity to win their own pair of FRANKiE4 shoes.

All you need to do is visit the FRANKiE4 website, then come back and tell me which pair you would love to add to your wardrobe this Winter.

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Recovery OOfos thongs! PLUS a giveaway RRP $59.95!!

Now that I’m back on the exercising bandwagon, one of the things I am aware of is how much my feet suffer. Especially after a long (or short) run. I don’t know if it’s my age or my feet but I don’t want that to be the thing that stops me from doing what I want to do.

Recently my friends from Sutton Street Shoes brought the OOfos thongs to my attention. I will admit that they are not the prettiest thongs but I was prepared to give them a whirl.

UN-Freakin’-BELIEVABLE.

Recovery OOfos thongs!

The OOfos Thongs (or slides or clogs) disperses your body’s impact to the side of the shoe, instead of coming up back through your body. They were originally intended as Recovery Footwear (especially for Runners) but are now for people suffering from various foot and general health conditions (like Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, Bunions, Knee and Back problems). You can read more about OOfos thongs here!

The lovely people at Sutton Street Shoes have offered to giveaway a pair to one lucky reader. They are valued at $59.95 and come in a range of colours and sizes. These are for Men and Women, so feel free to enter for someone else you might think could do with some feet love – not in a foot fetish way :)
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Spring has Sprung and I have a $150 Adrift voucher to Giveaway to Celebrate!!

This post is brought to you by Adrift and Digital Parents Collective.

Spring has Sprung and Summer is around the corner

If there is one thing I can not resist in Spring/Summer…it’s a colourful, comfortable clothes that breathe. Summer in Queensland is warm. And by warm, I mean sticky, humid and oppressive. To counteract that I love clothes that let the warm Summer breezes slip through. I love clothes that compliment the sand and sea environment I thrive on.

Hello…Adrift. These clothes are so perfect for Summer…dressing down for the beach….or dressing up for cocktails.

Today I’m wearing the Cuba dress in Ocean and three complimentary bracelets also from Adrift. I wore this out to lunch the other day and received so many lovely compliments.

About Adrift Clothing

Adrift is based in Brisbane and has grown rapidly since their launch in 2011. They specialise in women’s boho/beachy styles, including clothing, accessories and homewares.

Adrift brings a bit of bohemian fun for the everyday mum to express herself in bright and beautiful colours and fabrics… It’s about experiencing a little escape from the everyday grind.

$150 Adrift voucher to Giveaway to Celebrate Spring/Summer!!

This voucher will be enough for you to put together your perfect Spring/Summer outfit AND throw in an accessory or two. I can not wait to see what you come up with!
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15% Off Adrift to Redcliffe Style Readers

Can’t wait to get your hands on some beautiful Adrift pieces? Adrift have offered 15% to Redcliffe Style readers until October 31st 2014! Enter the code ‘redcliffe15’

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Gorgeous Shoes & Happy feet PLUS Win a pair of FRANKiE4 shoes!!

I am a shoe lover from way back. It went to a whole new level of love when I worked at an upmarket shoe store few years ago. All my pay when back into shoes. I amassed some gorgeous shoes but it also made me very picky with them. I will not wear uncomfortable shoes. I want gorgeous shoes I can wear all day and all night and I want feet I can show off, free of blisters and bunions.

I want gorgeous shoes and happy feet.

I want it all!

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I have recently discovered FRANKiE4 shoes and I’m so impressed. So impressed and so comfortable.

The reason they are so amazing is the designer, Caroline McCulloch, is a Podiatrist and Physiotherapist! All shoe prototypes are internally tested to ensure the fit and function are correct. The shoes are trialled on women who are on their feet all day! FRANKiE4 shoes have an anatomical design and facilitate improved foot and leg function.

PS: And the brand name is inspired Caroline’s Mini Foxy. Seriously!! This is a girl after my own heart. My first dog once I left home was a Mini Foxy and I would have name my children after him if they didn’t turn out to be girls. If I had boys they would have been Rocky I and Rocky II. True story…I have no reason to lie about it.

I’m wearing JULiA in black.

Gorgeous Shoes & Happy feet in FRANKiE4 shoes

Win a pair of FRANKiE4

Now you get the chance to win a pair of these fantastic shoes. You get to pick a pair of FRANKiE4 shoes up to the value of $275. Please visit the FRANKiE4 online store and tell me which pair you would pick and fill out the form below!
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Terms and conditions: Entries open on September 26 at 5am and close on October 6 at 9pm. Sorry, Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity. The most inventive answer will win and the winner will be emailed and must claim their prize within 48 hours.

Summer Boho pieces under 100 dollars PLUS win a $100 Shopolla Voucher!!

One of my absolute favourite Summer looks is Boho. Boho works so well in warm weather. Give me a light dress, a bunch of accessories and I’m a happy, happy girl.

I’ve been playing in the new Shopolla website and found some amazing pieces for under $100. Shopolla has a huge range of brands from more high street retailers through to high end designers. I can’t decide what I love the most, but I know I can’t walk passed a cute dress for Summer. They are so easy to throw on and dress up or down.

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Now it’s your turn to go shopping. I have a $100 Shopolla voucher to giveaway to one lucky winner.
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Quinny Yezz Buggy Review & Giveaway RRP $499

You know how I have my finger on the pulse of all things cool…well I do! While I was at the Brisbane Pregnancy & Baby Expo as part of Blog Power Events, I came across the Quinny Yezz buggy. I was so impressed with the easy of use, mobility and brightness, I immediately arranged to host a give away.

And guess what…here it is!!

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It’s been quite a few years since I have needed a stroller. This was was extremely easy to put together and a dream to up and down. It’s products like this that make me clucky. Gorgeous, simple and smart products. To demonstrate the simplicity, I engaged the assistance of a 10yo with no stroller experience.

This buggy is perfect for a busy family. It is a great traveller, because it’s sturdy but folds up small and light (5kg) to fit into a plane overhead cabin. It has a shoulder strap to keep your hands free and make it easy to carry. This buggy is great for ages 6 months – 17 kg but it doesn’t allow the baby to lie flat.

It comes in 5 gorgeous colours. I picked the yellow because it’s like the Queensland sunshine and yellow is the happiest colour ever. I think it’s physically impossible for a baby to cry when it’s surrounded by yellow. I’m fairly certain there are tests out there that prove it.

If you would like to know more details. You can check it out here.

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Quinny Yezz Buggy Giveaway

Now you have the opportunity to win the super cool Quinny Yezz of your colour choice!
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Introducing Sizeable Clothing and win a $250 Voucher

I’ve been playing on the Sizeable website. This is a cool new clothing website that aims to help women find clothes to fit their own body type.

Introducing Sizeable Clothing and win a $250 Voucher

First, you scan the models and pick the one closest to your size. They are gorgeous, normal women and they list their height and measurements. My model was the Andrea. She is a little shorter than me, but had the curves and sizes I needed.

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And then, shop the clothes! Each model wears the clothes and you can see how they might look on your shape. Cool or what!!

After umming and ahhing for quite a while, I decided on the Leonard Street Panelled Shirt. I loved the colours plus it had the length I love in button down shirts.   I also picked the Leonard Street Yellow Split cardigan. I’m so in love with yellow at the moment and this is warm and snuggly, it’s like the sun came down and wrapped it’s arms around me to protect me from the horrid Autumn winds.

Here is Andrea in the two pieces…

PicMonkey Collage I’ve wore the shirt yesterday and have the cardigan on today. I’m having coffee with my sister for her birthday, she is not going to miss me in the dark shadows of Shingle Inn.

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Win a $250 Sizeable clothing Voucher!

Now it’s your turn to visit Sizeable, pick a model and clothes! Sorry Australian residents only.

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Carlotta DVD review and Giveaway

It’s no secret I love Carlotta. Last Friday I had the opportunity to interview Carol Spencer, the lovely lady behind the glamorous Carlotta. You can read that here.

Carlotta DVD review

Carlotta the movie was release on 17 June 2014 and will be released on DVD 2 July. The movie is based on the amazing life of Carol ‘Carlotta’ Spencer (played by Jessica Marais). It follows the journey from confused young boy to the iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer.

Jessica was fabulous as Carol, and managed to capture her beauty, toughness and sensitivity perfectly. I laughed and cried though out this movie. It made me want to wear more makeup, feathers and sequins. When the movie finished, I was left wanting more, I wanted to know about Carol today. I really hope ABC makes a part 2.

If you aren’t already a fan, this movie will make you fall in love with the extraordinary Carol ‘Carlotta’ Spencer.

Carotta DVD Giveaway

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I have 5 copies of Carlotta on DVD to giveaway!!

All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter prompts below to enter. Australian readers only this time please.
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Carlotta is available to own on DVD from 2 July 2014

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Puberty Blues Season 2 Review and Giveaway!!

Have you seen this series yet? It’s such a funny flashback to the 70s. I watch it giggling, nodding and then feeling a little embarrassed. I was born in the 70s and really hit my stride in the 80s but I remember this from a little kids perspective.

Puberty Blues season 2 is set in the Summer of 1979, it was all about free love, social upheaval and youthful rebellion. 1979 for me was all about learning running writing and thinking my teacher (Mr Sampson) was so handsome. He looked like a blonde Magnum PI but with unusually short legs. He wore tight, beige safari slacks that accentuated them. Ah, memories!

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Puberty Blues Season 2 Review

I asked around and this is what people have been saying about the series:

Love it! Nick off ya slag

Hilarious, great acting, a real shame it’s not higher rated, as it should be!

You ate my pie, you’re dropped

Love it so much. Takes me back to my teenage years. It is really good to see a show that hasn’t sugared coated teenage issues and what the 70’s life was all about.

Heart warming and Heart breaking

Watching Puberty Blues takes me straight back to my childhood and early teenage years – well not all aspects. I avoided panel vans. What I love most is seeing the relationships of the parents play out and we got more of that in Season 2. As someone who read the book and saw the original movie back in the day I think they have been true to the era. Stunning acting by some of Australia’s greats – and up and coming actors too.

Puberty Blues Season 2 Giveaway!!

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment I have 5 copies of Puberty Blues Season 2 DVD to giveaway!!  You’d be a fish faced Mole if you didn’t want to win this. Sorry Australia only.

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Roadshow Entertainment released Puberty Blues on DVD on 1 May 2014 RRP $34.95