EAST COAST FACES :Naomi Collings : Mara Swim Australia
Sisters Naomi Collings (left) and Kirsty Parnell created the stunning designer sun protection label Mara Swim Australia after a skin cancer scare - we chat to Townsville-based Naomi about the sensationally stylish, sun-safe rashies that are revolutionising swimwear and sun care. Read more here…
HEAR : Ruel oh, I’ve been dazed and confused / from the day I met you / yeah, I lost my head / and I'd do it again / either I've seen the light / or I'm losing my mind / there's something 'bout you / that's got me dazed and confused
Ruel tried out for The Voice Kids when he was 10 and was rapt he failed at the final hurdle, giving him the freedom to do his own thing.
That ‘thing’ has seen him sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne by word of mouth, with the music industry and audiences alike going nuts over this 6’3” year ten student from Sydney - even Elton John asked for a private audience!
His EP ‘Ready’ dropped this week, it includes the single Dazed and Confused, written after a dinner table convo where his family said he couldn’t possibly know what falling in love felt like – we reckon he’s got it in one!
You can hear it on our Spotify playlist here, or on iTunes here…
TRY : There’s so much to love about lipstains, like how they last, and last. And last. Probably the only downside to the long-lasting colour is trying to get it off!
Australis Slay all Day Lipstain is a new lightweight product that provides high colour payoff and extra long lasting wear (RRP: $14.95) and to solve the issue of de-lipstaining, Australis LipStrip Lip Oil Remover removes the most stubborn lip products while hydrating your pout (RRP: $16.95) – win/win!
You can get both products at Priceline Stockland or Priceline Fairfield Central , Big W, Kmart and selected pharmacies nationally, so pucker up!
GO : rodeo!
It’s yee-haar at Bartlett Park tomorrow, Saturday June 18 for awesome rodeo action. See real rodeo favourites like barrel racing, saddle bronc, rope and tie, awesome bull riding and much much more, so head on out for the best outdoor entertainment around, it’s at Kelso Drive, Kelso – gates open at 10am and the main events kick off from 6pm - details here…
DO : DIY pillbox hat
It’s getting chilly, which means the Winter Racing Carnival is near - The Townsville Cup a chance to get seriously stylish, but if you haven’t got a hat, fascinator or hatinator sorted yet you can always have a crack at making one!
Check out this tutorial by You Tuber ‘Miss Miriam’ here for an easy peasy 60s retro pillbox hat with veil –
good luck, and GIDDY-UP!
WANT : pop sockets
you might’ve seen celebs with those handy pop-out knobs that let you hold your phone and text with one hand – they’re great for selfies, you can use two to wind your earbuds around, and they work as a phone stand as well! Rrp from $15.95 - $20.95, you can get them here
GET : adventurous!
Book now for the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour, an action-packed film feast of inspiring female adventurers, athletes and daredevils who go hard instead of going home – see skiers, swimmers, slackliners and more, living on the edge!
The event is for one night only, Saturday July 21 at Riverway, 8.30-10.40pm, so get in quick and make sure you fill out the entry form on the night, you could win a 5 night ski trip to Japan staying at Snowball Chalet!
Get your tickets here… or enter our giveaway for a double pass – just tag a mate in the Gutsy Girls Adventure Tour on our facebook page –