Each month we will bring you the latest news, new product releases, reviews, freebies, gifts with purchases and special offers we think you will be interested in.
Here are February’s finds for you:
Boodles Chocolate Clusters
From the well-known family of sweet makers at Springhill Farm, boodles are delectable chocolate-covered, grain and seed clusters made in Ballarat. They may be new to shelves but fans have repeatedly told us there’s something nostalgic about them – like a re-imagined chocolate crackle with none of the nasties. boodles are a ‘better for you’ sweet treat – packed with the goodness of crunchy grains and seeds AND containing 50% less sugar than other bite-sized confectionery. There are 4 flavours to choose from – Chocolate, Choc-Hazelnut, Choc-Caramel and Choc-Mint… although we wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t pick a favourite! Find them now in stockists across the country, including the Woolworth’s confectionery aisle.
MAC has some exciting new releases for the start of the year, with their Strobe Dewy Skin Tint collection and Hyper Real skincare range being launched this month. Give your skin a hint of sheer, luminous tint with MAC‘s tinted moisturizer featuring pearlescent, light-bending effects. The colour-true tinted moisturizer in 16 stretchable shades features sheer, buildable coverage with a lightweight gel-balm texture that cocoons skin for a comfortable, soft all-over glow. The formula of the Strobe Dewy Skin Tint is infused with good-for-skin ingredients including hyaluronic acid, shea butter and squalane. There’s also antioxidant-rich vitamin E to protect the skin from environmental aggressors such as blue light and pollution.
MAC’s new high-performance skincare range, Hyper Real™, elevates your routine with the best natural skincare products. Born from science and approved by makeup artists, this collection is powered by MAC’s Pro-4 Power Infusion Matrix™ which features resilient and rare Japanese Peony Extract, skin-refining Niacinamide, hydrating and plumping Hyaluronic Acid, and restorative Ceramides to deliver immediate and long-lasting results.
Irving & Powell
Is there anything more classic styling than a striped shirt and a pair of jeans or tailored pants? Probably not and we are loving the stylish new collection of Mercer shirts from Irving & Powell. Inspired by a modern Australian lifestyle that meets New York fashion and design, this perfect lifestyle combination has resulted in Irving and Powell’s collection of streamlined, stylish and comfortable clothing that is Australian-designed and made. You can shop the Mercer shirt on the Irving and Powell website
Goldfield and Banks
Australia’s first luxury fragrance house, Goldfield and Banks has released a beautiful new fragrance, Island Lush. Goldfield & Banks Island Lush is powerful, yet smooth and well-blended. A masterful blend of buttery South Pacific Sandalwood, rich in vanilla and orris powderiness, and the greener, spicier, smokier Australian Sandalwood, Island Lush offers a Sandalwood heart as enchantingly nuanced as it is seductive, embellishing it further in swathes of vetiver, leather, agarwood, and indulgent benzoin. Available via goldfieldandbanks.com
al.ive body x Cungelella Art
Australian home and skin brand, al.ive body, has joined forces with the female Indigenous Artist Group, Cungelella Art, to create a limited-edition collection adorned with their works, capturing the colours, textures and history of their homeland – Kalkatunga Country. As artists, mothers, sisters, Kalkadoon women, partners and business owners, the Cungelella Art Group’s mission is to tell stories of their culture and homeland through art.
Inspired by their work, Twin Sisters and Founders of al.ive body, Alisa and Lysandra Fraser are proud to bring this collaboration to life, providing another platform for people to appreciate the talents of the Cungelella Art Group, and learn more about the stories of Kalkatunga Country.
The al.ive body x Cungelella Art collection features brand new & unique products, with a never-done-before scent – Wattle & Moss, an aroma that reflects & represents the natural
Available for a limited time only, the al.ive body x Cungelella Art collection will be available online & from leading stockists across Australia, from 27th February 2023. To learn more about al.ive body & the Cungelella Art Group, visit www.al.ivebody.com.au/ www.cungelellaart.com
KitchenAid announces its fifth annual Colour of The Year. Hibiscus, the 2023 Colour of the Year, attracts us to new experiences in and out of the kitchen. A vivid fuchsia with a matte finish, the Colour of the Year is inspired by the captivating beauty of the Hibiscus flower in a verdant garden. Available today for small appliances, including the Artisan Stand Mixer and K400 Blender, Hibiscus is the vibrant beauty of nature, crafted for your countertop. The 2023 Colour of the Year attracts everyday makers around the world to step into the kitchen and try
something new. The stand mixer offers makers endless possibilities to enhance their everyday experiences, while the K400 Blender has the power to handle the toughest blender recipes for smooth, great-tasting creations. The K400 Blender and Artisan Stand Mixer are now available at www.KitchenAid.com.au or at major retailers.
Luxury Danish skincare brand Beauté Pacifique has launched an innovative Symphonique Micro Needling Perfusion Kit. The patch consists of 900 self-dissolving Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid microneedles, which penetrate deep into the skin creating channels where active ingredients will absorb into the skin to firm, hydrate and tighten the skin around the sensitive eye area and reduce puffiness, dark circles, and the appearance of fine lines. For more information head to https://beaute-pacifique.com/au, or on social media @beautepacifique_australia. To purchase products, visit https://adorebeauty.com.au.
If you are like me and love your car to be spotless, you will love Solvables. Solvables are at the forefront with their highly-effective, environmentally friendly cleaning products. The super-strength, non-toxic, Australian-made range of products come in three different formulations – for glass, interiors and wheels – to eliminate grease, grime and dirt from a wide number of surfaces without the use of toxic chemicals. Solvables is the only automotive cleaning product on the market where you don’t need to repurchase plastic bottle after plastic bottle. This problem is solved with a dissolvable cleaning tablet range and reusable 500 ml bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. Clever, aren’t they? You can purchase Solvables at Supercheap Auto or Amazon.
Discover the new Christophe Robin overnight hair treatments which have been expertly formulated to target different types of damaged hair. The Night Recovery Cream with White Lotus Flower is formulated for fine to medium-damaged hair and the Night Recover Monoi with White Lotus Flower is for medium to thick damaged hair. Each treatment offers a tailor-made formula for the ideal night haircare routine for specific hair types. The Night Recovery Monoi Oil and Night Recovery Cream is available via mcmbeauty.com
Crafted in South Africa’s oldest and most reputable textile mill, Boabab Collective’s blankets and throws celebrate African heritage and culture and are the perfect way to instantly update a space.
The Baobab Collective was created to provide a range of sustainably sourced and ethically crafted blankets and throws in an abundance of timeless designs. The ‘My Africa’ range pays homage to the African tribes and their culture, heritage and beliefs. The beautiful tribal prints will offer a uniquely wonderful aesthetic to your home decor while providing warmth and comfort for the whole family. The range is hypoallergenic with no added toxins or chemicals, making it suitable for kids and pets. Baobab Collective is available from their website https://thebaobabcollective.com.au/
Saint Louve Skincare, is a cosmeceutical skincare brand founded by Melbourne-based cosmetic nurse Elly Seymour. 4 highly potent serums to simplify the way to achieve your best skin yet. Combining compatible ingredients to avoid multiple serums with innovative airless packaging that protects the stability of active ingredients without any wastage.
Saint Louve skincare available via saintlouve.com.au
Montaigne is a Lismore-based womenswear brand that specialises in luxurious linen for everyday wear. Featuring trend-defying and ethically made from sustainable linen, Montaigne’s designs defy seasonality and are made to be enjoyed for years to come. Stylish, comfortable and easy-to-wear, the collection is created for those who love slow fashion, simplicity and relaxed silhouettes.
You can find Montaigne’s beautiful collection at https://montaigne.com.au/.
Holme Beauty is the creation of renowned makeup artist and educator, Hilary Holmes. Formulated to drench the lips in multi-faceted shine and luminous colour, the Holme Beauty Lip Glosses are all hydration, no tack. Designed to feel as beautiful on the lips as they look, the Holme Beauty Lip Glosses are rich in deeply nourishing ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Kakadu Plum and Shea Butter to leave the lips in the healthiest condition possible. The formula is also spiked with a subtle hit of Peppermint Oil, refreshing the mouth without impacting the palate. The Holme Beauty Lip Glosses will leave your lips dripping with incandescent shine, delivering a wash of colour and intense hydration. Combine with your favourite lip liners to create a multitude of looks with a professional finish. To find out more about Holme Beauty, head to their website.
Keep an eye out for next month’s “Thanks, it’s new!” in late March. If you know of any products or offers or would like to be featured, let us know.