Tuesday 17 July 2018

Darrell Lea Rippers #DLEAFACEON

For the past week in our household we have been munching down on the new Darrell Lea Rippers which have been the first movement from one of the leading confectionery brands to cut down on the sugar within their confectionery making them a healthier alternative to the lollies on shelves.

As most parents I am sure we are all conscious of what our children are consuming - not only for health and well-being but so we can keep our sanity from not giving our little petals them sugar highs that drive us up the wall, well more so literally those little babes of ours. 
25% less sugar has been cut from the Darrell Lea Rippers making them a better treat option than similar products out on the market.

Those treat food items are never bad in moderation. I believe in a balance and not depriving yourself of treats because they are put down as ‘bad’, with the right key to being mindful and knowing that they are sometimes foods rather than all the time then you can be more guilt free. 

Darrell Lea as a brand of confectionery goods have always been a big loved name within our family so to know that a brand we feel makes the best quality on the market to actually listen to consumer demand is really rewarding. It makes us love them even more.

Darrell Lea Rippers come in three (3) flavours being:
-          Apple & Blackcurrant
-          Orange & Lime
-          Raspberry & Grape

We had mixed favorites in the house being that little Niah loved the orange and blackcurrant flavors the most and Mumma me liked the apple and raspberry flavors ones the most.

The taste isn’t over powering with sugar and you can definitely still enjoy your Rippers without it feeling like they have taken all the things that makes confectionery so tasty and sweet out of it.

Darrell Lea is still running its #DLEAFACEON competition in which you can win a trip to the Darrell Lea factory in Sydney (from your major capital) with a parent/guardian with 2 friends.
You’ll get to have an all-you-can-eat tour of the factory, make your own Rocky Road bar, take home samples and be sent out more twice throughout the year!
If you win… please think of us! We’ll be your besties forever.

Head out to Woolworths whom are exclusively stocking the Darrell Lea Rippers available on special now and enter via posting a funny face creation picture from the Rippers and upload onto social media with the hashtag #DLEAFACEON for your chance to win.

Disclosure: This post has been made in a sponsored collaboration with Darrell Lea Rippers. I received the above pictured Darrell Lea Rippers for sampling. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Sunday 8 July 2018

Darrell Lea Rippers [Foodie]

As a parent, I am very conscious of trying to influence my little Miss Niah on making healthy choices. Which makes me super excited to hear that we finally have a much-loved brand taking the first leading hand in the confectionery industry and responding to customers demand and the growing movement to consume less sugar.

There is so much negative parenting on each out their being that you are looked upon badly for giving your children a sweet treat or having takeaway but the reality of it is that everything is okay in moderation. What we need to do is teach our children that these are sometimes foods, not all the time and that they aren't 'bad foods'.
Leanne Hall who is a clinical psychologist with qualifications in nutrition and personal training was chatted to about how she felt on sweet treats and answered with a few quotes in which this one stuck to me, “The best thing we can teach our children is how to make healthier choices, instead of avoiding them opt for the lollies with less sugar than others”.

Darrell Lea has introduced the new Rippers which are 25% less sugar. Natural colours, natural sugars and no preservatives. The 25% stat comes from being 25% less sugar than other jelly confectionery on the market.

The way Rippers are reminded me of a cheese stick as you can be given one but make many sticks of them on your own. They bend, twist and break into many strands. They are a food that can be played with!

Rippers come in a 250g bag with three (3) different flavour varieties being:
Blackcurrant & Green Apple, Orange & Lime and Raspberry & Grape.
You'll have to check out Woolworths for these delights as Rippers are exclusive to Woolworths for an RRP $4.00.

Not only have Darrell Lea introduced something that really makes them appeal even more than they already do with all their other goodies they have in their product range but they are holding an amazing competition - that I really want to win and will be super jelly of the winner.

You can enjoy your Rippers whilst having fun with them by giving yourself the chance to win a trip to the Darrell Lea factory in Sydney (from your major capital city) with a parent/guardian and up to 2 friends with an all-you-can-eat tour of the factory, make your own Rocky Road bar and take-home samples AND you'll be sent more in the mail; twice through the year!

To enter you must get down to Woolworths, purchase a pack of Rippers - get in quick and pick up a pack on special and then have fun with them creating a crazy face using the Rippers, just like my little Niah above.
Photos are required to be uploaded to either Facebook or Instagram with #DLEAFACEON and every two weeks the best entry will win.
Entries are now open and close on 22 July 2018.

Disclosure: This post has been made in a sponsored collaboration with Darrell Lea Rippers. I received the above pictured Darrell Lea Rippers for sampling. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

BYS Spooktacular Soiree Event

BYS hosted us at Luna Park for a Halloween Spooktacular Soiree Event and boy did they nail Halloween for influencers/bloggers/media for 2017!

And who knew that BYS had a SFX range?! Like full on brah - this was exciting news as it's super affordable. From liquid latex, fake blood and scar wax, they've got it. You can check out their range here.

I won't say much more, I'll just leave you with some images of the night. And boy did the attendees dress to impress. I love when everyone gets involved and plays the part.

Disclosure: This post has been made in collaboration with BYS. I was invited along to the above mentioned event. I received no payment for this review and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Sunday 5 November 2017

Santa's Magical Kingdom + GIVEAWAY

The annual Santa's Magical Kingdom is on it's way back around to Melbourne!
Will you be there? We will be and we are hooking one lucky family up with a pass to head to SMK also, continue reading down further for more details on how you can score a family pass on us!

Featuring much-loved favorite activities and many new additions, Santa’s Magical Kingdom will once again capture the hearts of kids and their families as they join Santa, Mrs Claus and Rudolph in sharing the magical Christmas spirit.

Special thanks to Santa's Magical Kingdom for inviting us down to Churchill Heritage Farm to spend an afternoon with Mrs. Clause to preview what will happen at Santa's Magical Kingdom this year.
As you can see above little Miss Niah was all smiles and super excited to be seeing Mrs. Clause in advance.  

You'll be in for another round of treats as this year Santa’s Magical Kingdom will feature:
  • A giant Pirate Ship with Captain Cook, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan on board. Embark for fun craft activities in a land of make believe. 
  • A new Candy Academy where kids can decorate and then nibble at their Gingerbread Men. o Mrs Claus has renovated her village home where her young visitors who can write a letter to Santa and watch movies on a giant screen. 
  • Snowland this year will be visited by the Snow Fairy who will scatter her magical fairy dust on all the kids who visit her. 
  • Meet this year’s Santa’s Magical Kingdom Ambassadors Poppy and Branch, the fun-loving Trolls who will pose with the kids under the giant Christmas tree for photos. 
  • Minions, Minions and more Minions will be invited to celebrate Rudolph’s birthday with him on various days throughout the festive Kingdom’s season. 
  • The Christmas Spectacular Show will this year have you spellbound as all the stars of Christmas come out to play with the audience. 
  • And of course...what would a Christmas celebration be without lots and lots of rides! Amusement rides and games include Santa’s Sleigh Ride, the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Australia’s largest Super Slides, Space Ride, Cup Ride and the Elves’ Magical Train Ride. 

Open to the public from 18 November to 23 December and located at Caulfield Racecourse.  
Santa’s Magical Kingdom delivers a Christmas wonderland full of activities that will capture the imagination of children and parents everywhere. Be amazed as you see the magic of Christmas come to life!

Purchase your tickets from Santa's Magical Kingdom via Ticketmaster.
Tickets start from $35 - very much worth it as all activities are included in the ticketing price but the sideshow attraction games, Santa photos, novelty items and food.

One lucky family will be able to go along to Santa's Magical Kingdom on us! Courtesy of Santa's Magical Kingdom who have gifted this to us to giveaway. 

Family pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Valued at $142.68.
Pass is for Saturday 18th November session from 2pm - 5pm. 

Simply comment below as to what your favorite thing about Christmas is as well as head to our Facebook or Instagram page and tag x3 friends who you think should enter as well.

Giveaway ends: Saturday 11th November, 2017 at midnight. 
Winners drawn: Sunday 12th November, 2017. 
Winner will be contacted via email and have 24hrs to contact back with their postal address otherwise redraw will occur.
Session cannot be changed and you must be able to attend this session only.

Disclosure: This post has been made in collaboration with Santa's Magical Kingdom. I was invited along to the above mentioned event and provided with a giveaway pass and to run through the blog. I received no payment for this feature and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Monday 30 October 2017

CoolXChange Compression & Cooling Gel Bandage First Impressions

Advanced recovery for pain and inflammation. 

Gone are the days when you need to get wet flannels or the ice pack from the fridge to put on sprains, sores and hurts. Many research studies have found that infact these are not good ways to manage those sorts of conditions. 

CoolXChange is the perfect solution in my opinion being that it doesn’t need to be chilled, the gel contains the cooling agent so it’s always cold when required. It's reusable, resealable and comes in a bandage compression. It's everything you need in one. 

My initial thoughts when reading and looking at the CoolXChange was this is going to be messy... BUT do not be fooled. The bandage has a gel coat around it that is non sticky based and is not wet at all, it is self adhesive also. Simply take the bandage from it's plastic pouch and apply to the area of need for up to 2 hours. Once finished simply wrap it back around it's plastic roll and pop back into the plastic pouch for next time. Even after taking the Cool Xchange off of your skin there is no residue left what so ever on the skin, not even feeling damp. 

In a nutshell - CoolXChange is a double agent of compression and cooling at the same time. 

How does CoolXChange work?
When needing to treat the area with R.I.C.E you can easily call on CoolXChange. 
CoolXChange actually advances R.I.C.E methodology by combining the cooling and compression stages, designed to provide convenient and effective solution for the pain you may experience. 
CoolXChange can be left on the skin for up to 2 hours and is instantly cooling without having to be refrigerated.

Who is CoolXChange for?
Everyone! The whole family can use it from kids to adults. 
Little Miss. Niah of mine had a go at it and with true fitting words 'Mumma this is so, so cool'. Not only product wise is it cool but it is also cooling for your pain and inflammation. 
CoolXChange comes in two sizes - regular and large. CoolXChange can also be cut into size as needed. 

What size CoolXChange will you need? 
A regular sized CoolXChange is best used for arm areas being wrists, elbows, hands or lower body areas like the feet and ankles.
A large sized CoolXChange is best used for the bigger areas of course being thighs, knees, groin, hamstrings, calves and upper body being back and shoulders. 

How much is CoolXChange and where to buy CoolXChange?
At a super affordable and attractive price point of only $14.95 for regular or $24.95 for large. 
CoolXChange can be found at your major pharmacies like Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Chemmart and other leading pharmacy stores. Being reusable for up to 6 months you are getting a whole lot of bang for your buck. 

I'm a big gym go-er as you may know if you follow along with me on instagram: @njtblogger and having issues with my knees the CoolXChange is a fitting thing for myself to use. 
At times when I train legs I can get sore knees afterwards so just taking some heat off of them by using the CoolXChange will be super helpful. 
In which follow along for two more coming features of CoolXChange as I take it through a few weeks of gym with me and then I'll be hitting you up with a giveaway from CoolXChange.

Disclosure: This post has been made in a sponsored collaboration with CoolXChange. I received the above pictured CoolXChange sampling. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

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