These boots are made for walking. And stomping, and snow play and pretty much everything you may want to do outdoors in winter-time, and they look fab to boot.
Winter warmers for your toots don’t come any better than Muck Boot’s®. So hot right now in the US and UK; this on trend snow-boot range caters for everyone from Mum, Dad and the kids this winter – and best of all, they’re made to handle the chill-factor, keeping your toes both dry and warm.
The ultimate in function meets fashion, we’ve included the pick of the boot bunch for your kind consideration just right for the wild and woolly days ahead – from the slopes, après skiing at the lodge or out to dinner at a restaurant in Bondi, Muck Boot’s® kick it. Literally.
We’ve got one pair of Muck Boot’s® up for grabs, your choice of style.
I always get a little nervous when test-driving skin products.
A few reasons; my skin isn’t what it used to be at middle-age – combined with the fact it’s super sensitive. It gets upset by the littlest things and has a tendency to blow things out-of-proportion and carry on like a pork chop. Like, if my skin were a person, it would Kim. Right here. Ya feeling it?
So when the Mother Driven offices were sent the new EAU THERMALE Avene Hydrance OPTIMALE (aka snazzy new moisturizer by snooty yet affordable French brand), I was hesitant and then excited to read the formula is especially ‘for sensitive skin’. Just what the dermal doctor ordered.
What I loved about this trial run was the ETAHO (aka SNMBSYAFB) isn’t too oily so when I used it, my makeup (and clean pillowcase) remained intact. I personally don’t dig oily skin products whatsoever, at any time of day or night, including eye-makeup remover. I try to avoid any products that resemble a slippery, slimy car salesman – they just leave me feeling like I’ve been taken for a ride and downright icky.
The ETAHO is light and as it comes with a teeny, tiny, adorable, wee spoon; the indication here is you only need the tiniest amount to cover your face (and neck, if you so should chose). Within this, you can read this small punnet will be long-lasting, so no frequent refills required, hence you save $$$.#Winning
The crème is a light spread, not at all heavy on the skin, and my face did in fact stay true to this moisturisers’ namesake of ‘hydrance’; my skin was definitely hydrated and noticeably smooth both night and day (I used it for both). Also, I loved there is no overpowering, stinky fragrance included – it’s officially pong-free. Zero pong.
But best of all, my skin had no break out moments or episodes, which is always a good thing when you’re dealing with an easily upset dermis with ‘issues’.
If ‘after’ was a person, it would look like this.
Too Yeasy and two thumbs up.
Don’t you just love a feel-good movie made especially for little girls? Move over Frozen, BALLERINA is in town and will pirouette into a theatre near you from January 12 – just in time for the last few weeks of the summer school holidays.
BALLERINA is one of those films that allows you to embrace your inner-child, pop on a tutu and just TWIRL. Félicie is a young orphan from Brittany with only one passion: to dance.
Along with bestie Victor, whose dream and passion is to become a great inventor, they devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel Tower is still being built!
But Félicie will have to fight like never before to surpass herself and to learn from her mistakes, to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera…
A heartwarming film all about following your dreams, BALLERINA is voiced by all your favourite real-life celebs including Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Maddie Ziegler (known for Dance Moms and Sia’s music videos), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider Man 2) and Carly Rae Jepsen (singer of the hit single ‘Call Me Maybe’).
To win one of five double passes, tell us below why you’d love to see BALLERINA and who you will take along for the dance!
Choosing the perfect pair of glasses for your child can be a stressful ordeal. Having options is great, but when there are so many different frames and lens materials to choose from, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Not to mention, you can’t forget the importance of eye protection, long-term durability, and warranties – these are a must!
To help you on your quest of finding the right kids glasses, here are a few easy tips that will come in handy along the way:
1) Fashion is #1
If you are going through the hassle of finding glasses that your child will take care of and love to wear, paying attention to style is key. If your child doesn’t feel good or doesn’t enjoy wearing a pair of glasses, then it will be very difficult to get them into this routine.
By all means, take safety and UV-protection into consideration, but don’t forget to listen to your child’s opinions. After all – they will be the ones wearing the glasses every day and the last thing you want is for them to get teased or picked on because their parents gave them “uncool” glasses.
2) Lens Thickness
The thickness of the glasses’ lenses will depend on your child’s eye prescription. Stronger prescriptions need thicker lenses and weaker prescriptions can be corrected easily with thinner lenses. However, thicker lenses tend to be heavier and need to be fitted with frames that can protect them properly.
3) Plastic or Metal?
When it comes to frames, both plastic and metal (wire) frames are durable. In recent years, many eyewear manufacturers have begun to duplicate adult eyewear designs into children’s glasses. That means you may even be able to find a mini-version of your own pair of glasses for your little one.
4) Lens Material
After you’ve found the perfect frames, the next step is choosing lenses. When it comes to children’s eyewear, polycarbonate lenses are highly recommended. They are extremely durable, scratch-resistant and offer excellent optics. Not to mention, they have built in protection against harmful UV radiation and can be made for any eye prescription.
It’s wise to stay away from glass lenses as these can easily break and cause serious eye damage.
5) Sports Eyewear
If your child has an interest in contact sports, it may be a good time to invest in a pair of sports goggles.
Although regular polycarbonate lenses are durable enough, normal eyeglasses frames do not hold up so well when subjected to trauma. Sports goggles offer that little bit of extra protection and strength while providing the same great vision as normal prescription glasses. A pair of backup glasses probably wouldn’t hurt either.
VisionDirect offer several of the best-selling kids’ eyeglasses including the Gucci 5011 model and the Dolce & Gabbana DG3205 models. Check out our full range here.
As we all know, nothing spells relaxing more than a bottle of red wine, a cheese plate, zero kids and a NETFLIX fix.
My last Flix obsession was the gripping Making a Murderer doco which, along with a bottle of Shiraz and blue stilton, I devoured in a day and debated for weeks (and the saga continues with the latest news Brendan Dassey was released from prison only yesterday – when will it ever end? It just gets weirder).
My latest documentary obsession discovery on Netflix? Introducing AMANDA KNOX.
Now unless you’ve been living under a rather large boulder, you’ll know exactly who I’m speaking about. Amanda Knox was of course the pretty, young American student that left her hometown of Seattle, USA, heading to Italy for a year of fun and frivolity. Little did she know what should have been the best year of her life would turn into four years of hell after her flatmate Meredith Kercher was found murdered in their shared hillside villa in Perugia with Knox pinned for her murder.
To this day, Knox maintains her innocence, stating she was at her new lover Raffaele Solecito’s apartment at the time of the murder, discovering Kircher’s body only after she returned home in the early morning to shower. Solecito also found himself implicated by association and jailed; despite evidence, motive and his own denial of any involvement, along with the fact they had only known each other for a week. Yet none of this seemed to matter to the local Italian coppers, and combined with the major ego and arrogance of local lead prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, fueled by the thirst of unprecedented media interest based on her good looks and eccentric personality, Amanda and her boyfriend were both convicted and imprisoned.
Coined Foxy Knoxy by the tabloids, the trial by media became evident early, with the case turning around years later only after both appeal their convictions, and one by one, each shred of DNA becoming inconclusive with the lab and crime scene found to have been severely contaminated.
The entire case is as messy as a bowl of spaghetti and this doco is as bizarre as it is gripping for a whole bunch of reasons – namely thanks to Knox herself. Try as you like, it’s really hard to like her in a Lindy Chamberlain kind of way, which of course doesn’t make her guilty. But definitely makes her, well, odd. She states as narrator in present day with a distinct lack of emotion, “Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing or I’m you,” leaving you to ponder whether she really is devoid of remorse if guilty, or if she simply doesn’t give a shit anymore after years as an innocent woman spent in an International prison. Or as mentioned, more than a tad, well, strange.
Although both Knox and Solecito are now released and by law proven innocent and despite this documentary, the truth is, we will never really know what happened and who the killer really is. And that, my friends, is why we all love a good Netflix doco. So grab yourself a good wine and cheese combo and settle in for the ride.