Monday, 28 December 2015

I'm climbing 3 mountains in 2016!

2016 is set to be a big one for me.

You all know I love my health and fitness. Next year I'm about to crank it up and climb three (3) of
Australia's highest peak mountains in three (3) different states as I take part in Whitelion's Three Peaks Challenge.
In 33 hours I will have to complete the 52 kilometers of trekking the mountains; Mt Tennant (ACT), Mt Kosciusko (NSW) & Mt Bogong (NSW).

Apart from being a fitness lover and wanting to challenge myself with new things a large part of this challenge is to raise funds and awareness to the Whitelion Charity.

Whitelion are a non for profit organisation who provide mentoring, employment and education programs in order to improve the social and economic capabilities of some of Australia's most vulnerable young people. By providing these opportunities, community connections and positive relationships, Whitelion empowers and inspires young people to make more positive choices in their lives.

As a requirement for the challenge, each individual will need to raise $1250.  Any support would be greatly appreciated by donating via my fundraising page so I can do my part by helping out Whitelion.

The next 3 months in the lead up to the Whitelion's Three Peaks Challenge will be my biggest yet... keep updated via my instagram to see my training sessions!

Monday, 21 December 2015

NJT chats about the downstairs department on ladies with Vagisil + GIVEAWAY

Right, we have that over with and the giggles can now start flowing and be done with early on so we can get down to business and talk about vaginal health care.

This is going to be a T.M.I (too much information) conversation happening here. There is not many of my friends that I can list that would be open to having a conversation started about these kinds of things as they may find it too embarrassing with the fear of judgement… but girlfriend, we all need to have one another's backs and be able to start the conversation and let one another know about those great products that are out there.

As a lady we care about our appearance, hygiene and self so we end up using many different products for all the different parts of our bodies but one of the most important things we tend to forget to take care of properly is our vagina.

This is where we can say hello and forever be best friends with Vagisil.
Vagisil is an intimate wash in which is specifically formulated to help care for your vagina. Using certain products that aren't specifically formulated for those areas can cause irritation and it's not worth that itchy rash that has got you jumping around in your pants trying to get rid of it or doing the sly grab of the crouch area.

My younger self would generally be using body washes or a bar of soap to clean my lady parts area because I didn't know any better. As these kinds of products weren't really around back in the day, our parents would teach us to wash with soaps or body washes and that's exactly what I did.
Now days you may all know soaps and other body products aren't good for washing in the vagina area as it unbalances our pH levels and can cause issues for us, those issues being the dreaded discharges, the above mentioned irritating itches and causing smells to happen.

Vagisil have many products under their belt in order to help with your intimate care including: creams, washes, wipes, lubricants and powders.
I know a few of my confident girlfriends who are a much like an open book like myself and tell me that they actually use Vagisil, in particular the Vagisil Feminine Wipes. Vagisil Feminine Wipes are great to leave in the handbags as they are a good freshen up if you've been active during the day or even have that hot date coming around after work and there is no time to shower.

Vagisil recently gifted me a few bottles of the Vagisil ProHydrate Plus Wash which is their newest product to the market, helping to hydrate and moisturize at the same time as cleaning your vaginal area.

Vagisil ProHydrate Plus Wash comes out in a shiny cream like liquid that is easily applied and foams into little bubbles. Whilst no scent is really distinguished and you can't come from the shower smelling like roses down there, you will notice a change in how you feel down there. You are conscious that you have just cleaned properly and with products that will not irritate down there. Vagisil ProHydrate Plus Wash is an everyday product that is in my ‘skincare’ routine now.

For myself as you will know I am a soap free person due to having sensitive skin in which Vagisil have thought very thoroughly and have no soap and are dye free in their products. 

 Vagisil have been very kind to help me to giveaway x10 Vagisil packs containing 2 x 175ml washes in a small calico discretion bag.

I encourage you to comment below for this part of the giveaway as well by telling me are you a women who feels comfortable talking about Vaginal healthcare and if you have used Vagisil, then what do you think about it?

To enter the giveaway enter via the rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway closes: 11th January, 2016 at midnight.
Winners announced: 12th January, 2016.
Winner will have 24hrs to contact back otherwise redraw may occur.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Vagisil. This post is sponsored and follows along as per disclosure policy all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and are truthful.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ottoman 3 Brow Bar REVIEW

Brows are one of the main things for us girlies these days and for most of us if we don't have a good brow day this can just put a little depressant on how we feel for the day, first world problems correct.

For those of you who don't know what Ottoman 3 is and what threading is.. Is an alternative to waxing or shaving. A cotton thread is placing between the brow specialists teeth and then they will use their hands and pull at their neck in order to get the stray hairs away. A long time tradition in cultures.

Ottoman 3 recently invited me in store to experience some of the fast growing and more popular style of brow threading. I have had my brows threaded once before but unfortunately was not a fan, simply because the brow specialist that I had (not an Ottoman 3 brow bar) was not gentle nor listening to the way I wanted to have my brows. I decided to give it another go and see if Ottoman 3 would change my mind. I had heard great feedback from friends who swear by  Ottoman 3 so it was worth a look into.

Ottoman 3 have three (3) Melbourne locations - Melbourne Central, Highpoint and Watergardens.
In which I was invited along into the Melbourne Central store where I was met by brow specialist Namarta who looked after me with such care. Throughout the whole experience Namarta was constantly asking if I was comfortable and felt alright with the threading. This is exceptional customer service and I don't believe I have ever had some care so much about how I was feeling through a beauty appointment.

Namarta was always assuring me with what was going to happen. When I first sat into the chair Namarta marked out my eyebrows and was talking to me about the best shape for my eyebrows.

Ottoman 3 have the old barber style gas chairs in which you sit in and get laid back with the pump up of the chair.  I do have to admit at times it can be a little painful and stingy with the threading of the cotton pulling each individual hair out but the end results are very much worth it.

I found my eyebrows to be so much more manageable and the growth that came afterwards was a lot slower in comparison to other methods I was used to.
It isn't until about 3 weeks that I started to get those stray hairs and regrowth coming back into my brows.

After my eyebrows were at threaded completion. Namarta then asked to fill in my brows with their own Ottoman 3 products. I was then kindly gifted with some goodies to take home, in which were all what Namarta used on me in store whilst providing me with a tutorial of how to correctly apply their products to your eyebrows in order to perfect the on point brows.

Ottoman 3 not only offer eyebrows but they offer full facial hair threading.
A brow threading treatment will cost you $28 with a full face of hair removal at $68. 

I do recommend Ottoman 3 and think it's a fantastic way to keep eyebrows looking on fleek for days.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Ottoman 3. I was kindly gifted items above as well as the experience. I received no payment for this review and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


You may have heard of ASG, you may have not. I myself have seen ASG at a few events I've been to as a blogger and then seen them through passing's online but it wasn't until this year that I stopped by their stall at an event to say hello and get to know about them more.

In the past, ASG for me wasn't something that I felt was suitable in my life as I had a really young daughter. However, this year I thought you know what I'll be having to start thinking of schooling for my little Niah soon so I'll drop by the ASG team and have a chat about what they do and how they can support families. 

That day I learnt something fabulous that I would recommend you all just have a quick look into, it might surprise you like it did myself.

As a Mother I am already worrying about schooling fees and how on earth you can find that happy balance of paying school fees and survive still. 

I've heard in passing conversations how much yearly school fees can be and that shocks me as I've heard of some ridiculous schooling fees that make me think wow, that could be close to my yearly wage in what they expect. 

ASG put peace in my mind and I'm sure it would be for others also. ASG is like a superannuation fund where instead of putting monies aside for retirement, you are going to help provide for your child's schooling. Start early so it's going to be there when you need it through their older years. ASG are dedicated to supporting children's education and helping us as parents or carers ensuring we can be there to support our children through those life stages.

As with parents; ASG believes that every child should have access to a quality education and the opportunity to explore and nurture their interests and talents. Being parents you want only the best for your child and you want to be able to be their to provide them with what they need regardless of how straining or hard it maybe. 

ASG has a new fund that they introduced me to at this recent event which is the Pathway Education Fund; a versatile plan in which you can offset the cost of eduction at any stage of a child's development. The fund will help assist with education expenses right from pre-school to secondary as well as an array of post-secondary and vocational training courses. 

Contributing to any one of ASG’s funds start from roughly around $12 a week. 
For me - this is definitely something I'll be going more in depth into and highly considering for the future of my children.

Fantastic offer for you all to take advantage of; ASG are offering you all as readers a fabulous $0 enrolment fee into an education fund by 29 February 2016 by using the voucher code: FREE-ENROLMENT

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by ASG. I received a gift voucher in exchange for its promotion here. As per disclosure policy all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and are truthful.
The information in this post is general information only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the relevant product to consider if the product is right for you – available at asg.com.au/pds or call 131 ASG (131 274).

Medela - Calma + GIVEAWAY

Medela is a brand that was strongly recommended to me when I was pregnant with my first (and only.. for now) child. The feedback was always that Medela was the best brand as they really looked into the way they developed their products for comfort, ease and replication between breastfeeding.

Once getting that recommendation of having to have Medela, I set out to venture to our local stockist and came back loaded with Medela supplies. I purchased the Calma as I researched into it and found it was a breastfeeding alternative for mothers wishing to feed their babies with breast milk with it being as close to natural as possible and replicating as if the baby would be drinking from the breast.

Calma is a great product for if you end up having issues with bubs latching on or discomfort a bit down the track once initially starting out via breastfeeding as Calma allows bubs to do everything as they would via the breast - suck, swallow and breathe the same way.

As a part of being a parent that early morning feeds and just bottle feeding in general as such an important role and everyone loves to be able to have a feed with the baby so using a feeding solution like Calma gives you piece of mind that they'll be alright.

When I was breastfeeding Niah I knew that Daddy was going to be feeling left out so we wanted to make sure we were regularly using the Calma so not only could Daddy get a turn of feeding but if Mummy ever needed to not be with baby for a short time that it was possible.

We found that Niah didn't have any problems with feeding breast milk with Calma and back to the breast and there was no issues what so ever. Calma was our best friend and never left our side. To this day I still swear by it, my sister actually just had her baby over a month ago and we gifted her Medela everything ensuring that a Calma was purchased to which we haven't heard anything bad back.

Medela are continually ongoing with researching breastfeeding and are always looking out for us as parents. I wouldn't recommend anyone else as highly as Medela.

NJT Blogger has teamed up with Medela to giveaway a $50 voucher to The Pharmacy.

Giveaway closes: 28th December, 2015 at midnight.
Winners announced: 29th December, 2015.
Winner will have 24hrs to contact back otherwise redraw may occur.
Please Note: Due to the festive season their may be a delay in getting your prize out to you. 

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Medela. I received a gift voucher in exchange for its promotion here. As per disclosure policy all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and are truthful.
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