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Get Out and About Get Thinking Competitions We Love Beauty, hair and makeup

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elcome to the August edition of Get It magazine - my first at the helm as Editor since taking over from the lovely Elizabeth Campbell. As the new girl around here, I’m super excited and buzzing with ideas for the team and I to continue to bring you everything you love about Get It! Now to tell you a bit about me. I started working in media 16 years ago – winning three national journalism awards by the age of 21 – and absolutely adore working in magazines. I’ve worked as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor across various publications and also have a passion for the digital space. I’ve interviewed or rubbed shoulders with everyone from small business owners and international business executives, to politicians and celebs (hello Hugh Grant and Chris Martin!) and have abseiled down cliffs and suffered through international business class travel (gah, I know!) in the name of work. I’m a mum of four young children (including toddler twins who keep my husband and I on our toes) and love living on the Gold Coast after having moved here five years ago from Sydney. I look forward to getting to know many of our loyal readers and advertisers and would love to hear from you regarding anything you’d love to see in a future edition. This month, we feature the delightful Wendy Kingston, Nine Gold Coast News newsreader and journalist, and a busy mum of three children under the age of four – the youngest is seven months. As part of our Luxe for Less special we chat to local fashion designer Leina Broughton and Sea FM radio announcer Bella Frizza. They’ve revealed their top picks on the Coast to score the best bang for your buck. A Gold Coast mother-daughter duo reveal how they’ve managed to travel the world on luxury cruise liners and have visited some fabulous destinations – including an overnight stay in a castle, while still managing to watch their pennies. We also welcome our new Get It columnist Anna Davies. With her sassy style and quick wit she’ll talk about everything that’s on her mind. This month, she’s encouraging ladies to express our emotions – especially when it comes to the L word. Enjoy!

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August 5-6, Jupiters Casino This musical theatre sensation is hitting the Gold Coast for two nights of rocking music and electrifying drama. The show sets a riveting plot line against classic rock hits by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Santana and many more. rollingthundervietnam.com

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GET TO THE POINT with Anna Davies

He loves me? Who cares New Get it columnist Anna Davies will grace our pages each month with her sassy style and quick wit to talk about everything that’s on her mind. Join her as she gets to the point e loves me, he loves me not. Since a young age, we’ve been taught to sit and wait around for a knight in shining armour. We’ve all spent hours picking petals off flowers as a cold-blooded sacrifice to the gods of love. But let’s get real ladies, it’s less of a sacrifice to the gods of love and more a sacrifice to the goddess of repressed emotion. As a strong contender for the title of ‘Goddess of Repressed Emotion’ let me tell you this, it will come out one way or another – and it wont be pretty. As it stands, I love my family, my dog and Netflix. “Why is this cold-hearted idiot writing a column on love?” you ask. Fair enough, my heart is as black as night. But for the record, I’ve not always been a cold-hearted shewitch. On the rare occasion that my ice-heart thaws, my natural instinct is to repress my feelings and from past experience, my repressed emotion comes out in a plethora of concerning ways. Whether it’s plotting to marry my dog, or whispering those three magic words into my boyfriend’s unconscious (and unsuspecting) ear - the more I’ve bottled up my romantic emotions, the creepier they get when unleashed on the world. On both of these occasions, things turned out surprisingly OK, but they really shouldn’t have. So why do I do it? Why do I bottle it up only to assault some poor unsuspecting victim with a tidal wave of feelings? Why do I let my emotions stew to the point of insanity? It’s fair to say that subtlety is not my forte, but it’s more than that. It’s the fear of rejection. You know, the fear you’ll be left alone, listening to Adele songs and eating your way into oblivion. That old chestnut. In the past I’ve been lost in a sea of red wine and takeout Chinese, it sounds good on paper, but one day you wake up to find yourself neck deep in dim sims and regret. So instead of diving in head first, I tend to sit and wait for a man to make a move, just like I’ve been told to do my whole life. But here’s something I’ve come to realise since I decided to write my two cents on love - waiting for a man to do something is like waiting for a thong to sit comfortably. It’s a rare occasion and you shouldn’t really count on it. After much red wine, embarrassment and careful consideration I’ve decided to make a change. Here’s my advice. Instead of obsessing about what he might be feeling (and repressing your own feelings in the process) think about how you’re feeling - and express it. Don’t wait for the thong to sit right, take the thong off and throw it in his face (that’ll get his attention). In all seriousness, it will either get the ball rolling or prevent the ball from flattening you in an Indiana Jones type situation. Either way, you’re a winner.

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Four local ladies reveal their favourite places to shop, dine, and visit on the Gold Coast that provide top value for money

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Palm Beach Farmers Markets: “Fresh amazing produce, beautiful croissants and amazing coffee... what more could you want? Part of our brand ethos is having locally-made designs and buying local, for me, is a big part of who I am. Being able to connect and buy from local growers is such a privilege.” BSKT Yoga: “Quite possibly the best location for yoga overlooking the beach at sunrise. Blissful classes with two of my favourite teachers there; Greg Harper and Laura Humphreys. This is one of those simple a-ha places that makes me feel so lucky and grateful to be living here in the Gold Coast.” Feather & Docks: “This is a local fave cafe with great coffee, delicious food and an all-round good vibe. Last time I went in to have brekkie they were having a drum and bass morning of music selection and it absolutely made my day. Excellent service with big smiles.” @LeinaBroughton

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Cambus Wallace, Nobbys Beach: "One of my fave bars to hang at they do amazing espresso martinis and the atmosphere is perfect for date nights!” About a Girl, Nobbys Beach: “I love this shop! They have the best sales; I once got a jumpsuit for $10 and got sooo many compliments on it. A good one if you need a last minute party outfit.” Greenhouse Canteen & Bar: “BEST espresso martini I have ever tasted was here and desserts are TDF! Zambreros: “Mexican that is so fresh and so yummy I would eat it every day of the week if I could. I'm gluten free so the burrito bowls are my go to for ‘Hungover Sundays’.” Grocer & Grind, Broadbeach Waters: “I only tried this place on the weekend but the salmon benedict comes with an actual piece of salmon! There are GF & DF/vegan waffles and pancakes! I am in GF heaven!” Bella Frizza - On Air

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Greenhouse Café, Miami: “I choose to eat as clean as possible, so eating out can be challenging for me at times. With Greenhouse I know what I'm getting is going to be clean, delicious and totally satisfying.” Edgewater Dining, Isle Capri: “My girlfriend wine and cocktail nights always start here overlooking the waterways of the Gold Coast while eating delicious locally sourced produce.” Source Bulk foods: “My go-to for everything from ancient grains, to exotic teas and spices, to the best activated nuts.” Uniqi Fashion Boutique, Broadbeach: “Every time I have a new talk, event or party to go to, the first place I go is Uniqi.” Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets: “My weekly must do. There's nothing like meeting a farmer who grows his own produce - and supporting local business.” Essence of Living Gold Coast (Yoga): “All ages and all levels are welcome. They also offer community classes in local parks too.” @wellsome.jemalee August 2016

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“For gifts, home wares, candles, trinkets and other unique items, I like the boutique stores at Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre (Fine Things Gift Boutique), Q Super Centre Mermaid Waters (Belle Collection) and Ashmore Plaza.” Relaxed Haven retreat in Mudgeeraba: “This is a perfect spot for ladies to enjoy the ultimate in pampering for a day visit or overnight stay.The pricing is impressive, especially compared to some day spa treatments.” Hair by Tanya: “Currently based in Broadbeach.Tanya is fabulous. She has a wealth of experience, is a hair stylist to the stars and, most importantly, provides super value for money.” Benowa Tavern, Robina Tavern, and Mermaid Beach Tavern: “Great quality, quantity and pricing and, perhaps most importantly for my family, a children’s play area.” Vapiano: Surfers Paradise:“Delicious food, cooked right in front of you using fresh produce. Love sitting out on the balcony enjoying the $10 pizza and pasta specials during the week.” @goldcoastmum 10

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GET IT I LOCAL PROFILE with Lauren Paris

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Nine Gold Coast News presenter and journalist Wendy Kingston sits down with Get It’s new Editor Lauren Paris to discuss all things GC, her love of coffee, babies and work itting by the window at a Palm Beach café, wearing an army green jacket over a “so Gold Coast” shirt featuring stripes and sequins, Wendy Kingston fits in with the locals. She’s enjoying a coffee and skimming over a newspaper while playing with her baby girl who’s perched in a high chair beside her. Up close, Wendy’s warm and friendly demeanour is endearing and her professional tone sets her apart from the rest. With more than 16 years of experience working in the media under her belt, it’s no surprise that Wendy is easy to get along with and is as pleasant in real life as she is on screen. Effortlessly glamorous, she’s intelligent, charming and graceful. After working from Channel Nine’s Sydney newsroom for 11 years, where she presented afternoon and evening bulletins as well as appearances on the Weekend Today show, Wendy has spent the last few months on maternity leave with her three children – baby Mia, 7 months, Josh, 4, and Sam, 2. The 35-year-old is now gracing our screens five nights a week on Nine Gold Coast News, alongside Bruce Paige, to present the 5.30pm bulletin. “This opportunity was too good to refuse,” Wendy says.“It’s an afternoon shift that suits my family. With three little ones, I wanted to ensure that I can be a mum first and put my family first. I’ve been really fortunate as the network has been really accommodating and flexible.” Wendy’s new colleagues have welcomed her with open arms and they’re settling in well to the new-look studio. Prior to going on maternity leave to have baby Mia, Wendy was commuting to Sydney to work on the Weekend Today show and other Nine programs such as Chatroom and the Afternoon Edition. “After finishing Weekend Today, I’d drive straight to the airport and be back home around lunch time on Sunday. I didn’t mess about. It was a quick trip,” she says. Wendy appears to have mastered the work-life juggle that is a challenge for many families. With her stockbroker husband David working full time, the couple have childcare arrangements in place for the afternoons while Wendy is now back at work. “I head into work, in Surfers Paradise, mid-afternoon,” she says. With baby Mia still being breastfed and not so keen on any alternatives, Wendy manages to be home in time to read the children stories and get the kids off to bed. Wendy says her strong support network, including family members who live nearby, are her saviour. Coffee also rates highly. “My parents bought me such a good coffee machine. Now August 2016

that I have three children, I have a coffee a day per child. So three coffees a day. I know, that’s so bad. I used to only have one. But I cannot survive without coffee,” she says. “Wendy’s a huge fan of the coffee at Espresso Moto Café in Palm Beach where the interview took place. “This place makes the best coffee. I buy the beans because they do such good coffee!” Her biggest tip for others also trying to juggle it all:“Just realising that you can’t do it all, all of the time. “Sometimes you finish the day thinking, ‘Oh, I mastered that’. And then on other days, you may end up feeling like a complete failure.” With so much going on, Wendy says she loves taking her dog for a walk and getting some fresh air and the odd coffee or dinner with friends from her time at Somerset College and Bond University. At other times, she can be seen pushing around a double pram with a scooter on the back. “We love getting out and about on the Coast. I’ve been hitting the theme parks recently as part of our weekly ‘Adventure Tuesdays’ with the kids,” Wendy says. “We also love going to Byron – we recently spent a weekend at Broken Head in little cabins. We also love The Farm and day trips to Hastings Point,” she says.

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GET IT I REAL LIFE with Gavin Sequeira

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How to turn your hobby' into a business, be your own boss and design a life you love, writes author Gavin Sequeira ave you got that thing you do after work or on weekends you are really passionate about? Something you enjoy or have so much fun learning and developing that the hours just fly by. But is it something that just sits in the garage, in the kitchen, or on your computer and hasn’t really taken off yet? Most of the world’s most famous brands started out because its founder had a passion that grew from a humble kitchen, garage or bedroom into a hugely profitable business. Examples include Microsoft, KFC and Boost Juice just to name a few. Think about it. Do you enjoy photography, repairing cars, building and inventing cool gadgets, baking cupcakes, designing and sewing dresses, playing the piano and so on? Now imagine if your skills and this hobby of yours could be nurtured to become a business, one that could eventually see you supplement, or maybe even replace your day job income. You could finally fire that boss of yours and escape the rat race. There are three specific areas that will give you a clear foundation on which to then build your hobby into a business: Skill assessment: What skills do you possess in the process of going about your hobby? For example, your hobby may be that you like baking cakes and you may also be in a job that is working in the digital

media industry. So perhaps you could combine your natural talents to create and promote your cakes via multimedia using video, audio, blogs or have an online catering store and turn that into a business. Market assessment: Who’s interested in what you do? And how much will they pay for your products and/or services? Test the market and see what kind of reaction you get. Online surveys like SurveyMonkey are great for getting quick feedback. Timeframe assessment: Are you in the right time and place to be offering your product and/or service? Is the market ready for what you are offering, is the timing right? How are your time commitments for making this viable? Will it support your lifestyle and help you escape the rat race? Once you know where you stand by doing the above assessments, you are ready to take your hobby to the next level. The following ideas can help you to monetise your hobby and maximise your potential. Teach others the ‘art of doing’ what you do Whether you enjoy teaching the piano, how to play tennis or how to make clay pots, there are many ways you can do this. You could take the formal approach, get accredited, publish a book, speak at 13

industry events, become a local expert teaching in colleges, or run your own private classes and workshops. Be an ‘evangelist’ by speaking, writing and promoting your hobby/industry For example, if you love baking and you also believe in eating healthy, you could devote your time and energy into educating people on ways to bake with a focus on choosing healthy ingredients. That way you’d be satisfying both your passions. You could interview chefs who also resonate with your philosophy, create your own recipe books, have your own website, videos and blogs. Teach others the ‘business’ of your hobby You can impact others who share the same passion as you by teaching them ways to turn their hobby into a viable business and thereby be an instrument of change in their lives. For example, you may be a great piano player and enjoy teaching as well. Using both these skills you could help teach up and coming piano enthusiasts how to setup and run their own piano teaching classes and get them on the path to success. ABOUT GAVIN Gavin Sequeira is proof that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Having completed an MBA and a successful corporate career at IBM and Oracle, he is an active speaker, coach and author of Break Free From Corporate - Be Your Own Boss. August 2016


GET IT I SUCCESS with Annette Densham

Mission to end DEATH BY DESK

Whether it is in a home office or a high flying corporate office, there are people slowly dying behind their desk. Dying of a broken heart from missed opportunities. Wasting away because the work is more important than their health … and sitting for longer than is healthy id you know sitting for eight hours or more and living a sedentary life is putting more and more of us at risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and an early death. Nicole van Hattem is on a mission to end this epidemic of death by desk, surviving beyond the 9 to 5. For Nicole, the latest stats on the health impact of sedentary life are a concern; many workers spend 76 per cent of their time sitting – that’s approximately six hours a day. As a former corporate high flyer, she knows what it is like to give your all to the organisation you work for. Yet, despite loving what she did, Nicole found herself sick, stressed and spent. “I started my career fully dialled up. I was fit, healthy and in love with my work and my life. I knew what I wanted and where I was going,” she says. “I was at the top of my game, working for big name organisations. My life was hectic and filled with excitement but I did not stop to ask myself the important questions about my health and relationships. “What I now realise is by filling my time with work I was really distracting myself from myself. Slowly over time, I was becoming dulled down.” August 2016

But as you look at Nicole’s career and life, it is easy to be blown away by her achievements and adventures. She has worked at the highest levels of business side by side with powerful CEOs, walked the hallways of palaces, rubbing shoulders with royalty and is one of a minority of Australian civilians to receive a Chief of Defence Force Commendation, for her service in the Middle East. Yet, she looks back on her life and realises she was slowly dying. “Here I was at the top of my career and I was not happy, I was not thriving, just barely surviving,” she said. “I decided something had to change. So with my girlfriend, we went off to a weeklong detox health retreat. It was a hard slog for me to let go. By the end of the retreat I was blown away by how good food tasted, how beautiful the world was and how everything looked clear and fresh. “Even me. For the first time, in a long time, I felt totally dialled up. “I had energy. Every cell was nourished. Alive, de-stressed and vibrant. I felt phenomenal. Things looked different.” Nicole rang her boss, mentor and close friend. Eager to share her experiences with him, he told her to tell him all about it when she saw him the next day. 14

Sadly, at 49, her boss died the next morning from a heart attack. His life spent dedicated to his work, eating poorly and not exercising had taken its toll. “Our work life was long hours, bad food, alcohol and cigarettes,” she says. “I did not get to tell him what I had learnt so my drive is to have that conversation with everyone.” Nicole quit her job, giving up the corporate world and trained as a health coach. Based in the Middle East, Nicole cemented her place as a key influencer in the health and wellness space, driving significant change in many organisations. “I now work with people as a holistic success coach, guiding them towards a life that serves them,” she says. “I want to serve those people in suits; the people behind the desk who may feel stuck or know something has to change. Ending the epidemic of death by desk is not about people leaving their jobs (unless they want to), it is about reinvigorating their passion for life and their health in a holistic way that results in sustainable success.” Now this bestselling author, through her podcast program Hot & Healthy, where she interviews some big names in business and health, is working towards helping people to thrive in business and in life.


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or the past five years, Rebecca Thomsen and Jacqui Sault have spent a few months of each year living the high life. Mixing with some seriously wealthy people, happy to fork out many tens of thousands of dollars to travel aboard luxury cruise liners whilst visiting some of the world’s most desired destinations, the pair has managed to tick off many items from their bucket list, while still managing to watch their pennies. “Most of the world is pretty expensive to travel around. We've managed to travel to so much of the world for a fraction of the price,” Rebecca says. The pair has just returned from a two-month working holiday in Europe. They spent time in Monaco, around the same time as the Grand Prix, and even managed to view part of the race, stayed in castles and enjoyed an all-you-caneat and all-you-can-drink cruise. “While we were in Monaco, we found a great spot to view some of the practice laps for the Grand Prix. We’re not huge fans, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to check it out and see what all the fuss is about,” Rebecca says. According to Rebecca, she and her mother – who turned 80 this year – have been very fortunate to either work on or volunteer their services on cruise ships. "Cruise ships have the normal paid staff such as waiters, room stewards, DJs, bingo callers, shuffleboard directors, entertainers and so on,” she says. “There is the spa staff – including hairdressers and nail technicians as well as a masseuse and acupuncturist. There is also the casino staff, sales people in shops, dance instructors, photographers and videographers. All of the people in these roles get paid to travel the world while working on the ship. There are also various other jobs on board that aren’t well known.”


According to Rebecca Thomsen, the key to travelling on a budget is planning and timing. 1. TIMING. Peak season and national holiday times will be expensive. If you don’t need to travel then, don’t. Go a little earlier or later, and you could possibly save a bundle on airfares, hotels and attractions.

Rebecca said she and Jacqui have cruised around the world with people who teach art and handicrafts, direct bridge games, instruct tai chi, and lecturers who may deliver a talk each day on their speciality subjects. There are also older men who travel as dance hosts to dance with the ladies of an evening, to ensure all guests have an enjoyable time. People holding these positions may have arrangements in place with cruise companies to receive a discounted cruise in exchange for their services. The mother-and-daughter duo have also enjoyed accompanying tour groups on day trips when the ship has docked, as representatives of the cruise liner. “We stay with the group, count everyone on and off, and enjoy the day. On one occasion, this involved swimming with manta rays – a fabulous experience!” The pair say they often bump into fellow Gold Coasters who also love the lifestyle that cruising brings. “It’s great as you can socialise as much, or as little, as you want, can enjoy the fine dining and entertainment, and visit different destinations at your leisure," they say. “We’ve enjoyed voyages around South America, Antarctica, Europe, America, the Mediterranean and more. When we’re staying on land for an extended amount of time, we always manage to find hidden gems and great accommodation deals as we’re mindful of our budget.” At the beginning or end of each cruise,

Rebecca and Jacqui choose to spend time at or near their arrival or departure location, and have come across some wonderful bargains over the years. “Last year our cruise ended in Civitavecchia, Italy and we wanted to go to Venice for a week. The cheapest way to get there was by train from Rome, so I started watching the train websites for specials and advance booking deals and bought tickets for 19 euros instead of 130 euros to travel on the high speed train,” Rebecca says. “Venice itself is notoriously expensive so we decided on a unique accommodation option. We booked to stay in a convent (Istituto San Giuseppe in Venice). It was a quarter of the price of any hotel nearby, in a fantastic location right on a canal and had lovely rooms. It was quite an experience, one we’ll never forget!” When the pair recently visited Ireland, they looked to stay at a convent or monastery. “This time it was a beautiful abbey. We also treated ourselves to a night in a castle. This can be an expensive stay but we booked at a very reasonable price through Airbnb,” Rebecca says. “We have booked many great places to stay though Airbnb, from a quirky apartment in Nice, France to a country estate house in Ireland. “It is a great alternative to standard hotels. Not only do you get different types of accommodation, but you meet the nicest people in their homes. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Killyliss Country House in Ireland on our most recent trip. It was a pleasant surprise.” 17

2. PLAN. Once you have a main date set, like the cruise dates, or the event you want to attend, or just the airline tickets, start planning everything else. Look at hotels, Airbnb, car hire, and train tickets. You can get great discounts simply by booking a long way in advance. This is also something travel agents are able to help with. 3. LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES TO THE ORDINARY. From monastery stays to discount long distance bus companies, think of alternative ways to travel and stay. 4. LOOK INTO SMALL DETAILS AND FINE PRINT. We had travelled to Venice – from a cruise – with two large suitcases and two carry-on bags. The cost to take us and the luggage to our accommodation by water taxi was around 130 euros each way. Instead of carting the luggage around, we put the big cases in storage at the bus station for 70 euros for the week which was a much better option for us. 5. READ REVIEWS. All hotels have reviews these days, so be sure to read them. Don’t just choose where you are going to stay just due to its location or the photos. 6. BE ADVENTUROUS. Use the local public transport. Not only will you save money but you may enjoy places out of the tourist spotlight. We have taken local buses, trains the underground and ferries all over the world and never had an issue. Often we are looked at with amusement; two ladies on their own, who don’t speak the language. With sense and forethought, we always manage. Sometimes the hiccups add to the fun of the holiday. Instagram: twoladiestravelling August 2016


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Bad taste make-up mistakes Sometimes it’s just better to know what not to do... here are some tips from our resident makeup guru Foundation mismatch: Do not have a different colour foundation on your face and neck. Foundation is so important, if the shade or tone is wrong, it’s all wrong. So often when buying makeup women test on their hand or on their face when, in actual fact, the area you need to match is your décolletage or, in layman’s terms, your chest. This is the key to not having a ghost face in photos. In this day and age where we 50+ our face every day, the skin on our face can be vastly different to the rest of our body, so choose a foundation wisely. Outlined lips: Gone are the days of an actual lip line, let’s move forward and use your lip liner to colour in the whole lip and choose a matching shade of gloss or lippy go over the top. You can even get creative and fade a lighter shade of the same tone in the mid-section of the lips to create dimension and fullness, but ditch the outline.

Over bronzing is a sin: We all love a sunkissed look, but ease up on the twice-fried feel. Go for a glow not a chocolate war-paint scenario. Remember less is best, especially with this one. Strobe, strobe, strobe: Although it is a recent trend there is no need to look like you’ve dipped yourself in shimmer. Strobing is a technique designed to give a more luminous glow, which personally I am a fan of, however, it can go horribly wrong when in heavy hands. Go really, really easy with this new-found technique. To be safe, strobe first then apply your liquid foundation over the top for a much more subdued feel. Eyebrow central: Crazy overdone eyebrows are equally as bad, if not worse than over plucked and drawn on crazy “comma” eyebrows. I personally love a good eyebrow, however, they should not be entering the room before you do and should most definitely not be the main attraction on your face. Fill them in to frame,

do not paint outside the lines and if you are suffering from a lack of brow, get professional feathering. It looks amazing and much more natural that the old tattooing. Too much of anything is just not good. Think style, class and sophistication not reality TV. Famous last words: “Less is best”. amandahiglhairandmakeup.com.au

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GET IT I GET STYLISH with Susie McWatt Forbes

Let’s talk body shape - Rectangle ello fashionistas If you are not sure if you have this body shape, have a look in the mirror! Are your shoulders the same width as your hips? Do you have a slight waist? Did you get the Ikea flat-pack bottom?

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4. Focus on showing off one part of your body. Try a wide-leg pant with a fitted top, or a relaxed loose shirt with a fitted pant or skirt.

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How to become a bargain huntress eeping on trend and on budget is an age old struggle of Womankind. Quite often it can end one of two ways, with a trendy fashionista shouldering a debt higher than her eight inch stilettos, or a bargain basement wardrobe that is constantly falling apart and takes up more time than it’s worth. I admit that I love a bargain, however, bargain hunting is a tough trade, and it’s easy to get it wrong. Here are some tips to make the most out of a bargain wardrobe.

that is so pricey you can only assume it’s woven from George Clooney’s chest hair. Of course, the time of year makes a big difference to how many bargains are on offer. If you can’t wait until the big sales try an outlet or online store. Online shopping is great for bargain hunters, instead of physically digging through stacks of clothes you can apply the filters to find what you we’re looking for, then select “price from low to high” and the site does all the trawling for you. Another great way to never miss a sale is to join your favourite brand’s e-newsletter. You’ll receive all the latest sales and offers sent straight to your inbox.

Is it that good? The trick to a bargain is to make sure it’s actually a good product. If it were full price would you still be interested? Don’t buy something that’s poorly made, poorly fitting or just plain terrible for the sake of saving dollars. Either you won’t wear it, or will wear it once before it falls to pieces. It may be cheap but spending money should always be an investment. Set yourself some basic ground rules of what you expect from an item of clothing, and if you don’t think it will fulfil them, don’t buy it.

Get stitch savvy If you don't know how to sew, sign up to a class now. Being smart with a needle means that you can buy something that’s not quite right and adjust to make it work. It also means you can create completely new outfits by simply adjusting what you already have. For instance, I had this dress in a beautiful pattern that I never wore, instead of throwing it out I made it into a top that I absolutely love! You can also take an item that’s a bit plain and add value to it by getting acquainted with your local haberdashery store. Adding beaded features, statement buttons and zips can make something that looks as cheap as it cost into a show-stopping piece that rocks your individual style.

Build on the classics Find a few well-made classic pieces and make them the backbone of your wardrobe. The amount you spend on these is up to you, but look for quality and longevity. Then, buy cheaper, trendier pieces that you can mix and match as trends come and go. For instance, above the knee boots are seeing a huge resurgence of late. Why not buy a reasonably priced pair, and match it with a high quality LBD? This way you get to stay on trend, but don’t get lulled into shelling out thousands on shoes that, let’s be honest, have their limits. Right place, right time “It’s not a bargain unless you need it” that’s what my grandmother used to say. Finding a decent bargain can feel impossible. Sometimes there’s rails upon rails of clothes you wouldn’t dress your dog in, and others there’s naff clothing 27

Do a wardrobe cleanse Cleaning out your closet is terrifying but unbelievably therapeutic. A lot of stuff you find is battered and past it’s best, while other stuff might not fit your body or style. If it is in good condition you can send it to your local op shop, or if you think it’s still worth a few dollars, why not try selling it online? Websites like eBay and Gumtree have been used for this for ages. However, more recently mobile apps like Depop have made selling your pre-loved glad rags easier than ever. Selling your clothing not only let someone else grab a bargain, but it gives you some guilt-free pocket money to use on your next purchase. Who knows, you might make enough to bypass the bargain rack all together (if you can resist). August 2016


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Add a little luxe to your lunch hour and make your break your well-being time without breaking a sweat, writes The Vitality Coach Nikki Fogden-Moore f you’re struggling to find time for exercise and wellbeing during busy work weeks, there’s a lot to be said about effective exercise. That is working out without realising it. Vitality expert Nikki FogdenMoore shares her top five top tips to get refreshed, re-charged and re-energised without having to hit the gym at lunch time. Walk and talks: Turn your meetings upside down and take your colleague connect sessions into a walk and talk. Either stroll the corridors, or grab some fresh air to discuss key topics then come back and write up the key points. Nano breaks: Set reminders on your computer to take a nano break and get up and step away from your screen. Go talk to someone in another department instead of sending an email, grab a glass of water or use the time on creative work and problem solving with a quick stroll. Do some subtle stretching even. Ditch the lift: Use stairs and don’t take a taxi to meetings around the corner. Be posture wary: Using your core is not just at the gym. Pull your belly button to your spine while you are working, standing, walking and talking. It’s a constant way to work your abs and no one will notice. Use a stand up work desk: If you really feel you need to be glued to your computer then make sure you’re working standing up and take regular breaks. Limit your time sitting down. We're more likely to go over and talk to a colleague than sit there and send an email across the hallway when we use stand up work stations. Productivity is not about just being present, it’s about using your time wisely, disconnecting devices so you can reconnect with your body and mind.

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any people are surprised to learn that the hearing industry is unregulated and there is very little to no consumer protection to ensure they are seeing someone with appropriate qualifications and adequate standards of clinical practice. A recent ABC Radio National documentary revealed that the public has no protection from business practices that involve undisclosed business ownership, sales targets and commissions even though they may be referred to such practices by their general practitioner who may also be oblivious to these practices. Most people, rightfully so, expect services to be regulated to the same standards that apply to other sectors of healthcare, says Grant Collins, Owner/Principal Audiologist, Clarity Hearing Solutions. “In the absence of a registration body, you cannot verify if you are receiving services from qualified audiologists or unqualified staff employed in some businesses,” he said. “Ultimately, and unfortunately, anybody can call themselves an Audiologist or hearing specialist and sell hearing aids. “Probably the biggest concern is the lack of disclosure by audiologists if they are receiving commission for the device they are recommending. Common practice is for the commission to be linked to the price of the device.” Mr Collins, says there is also no regulation to ensure that evidence-based practice is applied to the decisions taken by clinicians. “This is particularly pertinent when most independent research suggests there is little significant difference between many of the levels of technology (and subsequent price) of hearing aids. “The largest factor in success of hearing aids is, not surprisingly, the Audiological assessment and rehabilitation accompanying

Are you paying for more than you need? Call for regulation of the hearing health profession the hearing aids. This is one of the most significant factors yet it gets little mention in regards to pricing in the industry.” The ACCC has launched an investigation into the industry and asks anyone with concerns to advise them at https:// consultation.accc.gov.au/complianceenforcement/hearing-aid-survey. According to Mr Collins, hearing aids should all be the one set price and audiologists should charge for their time providing rehabilitation and assessment services removing any link to sales and commissions. “Some independent Audiological clinics, Clarity included, have started to journey

away from ‘selling hearing aids’ to focus on providing Audiological services at an hourly rate and only charge minimal amounts for the hearing aids themselves. “This means there is no reason to prescribe anything other than what is required. “Consequently hearing aid prices at these practices are now among the lowest in the country and patients can trust they are only receiving the highest quality evidencebased ethical care. “To me, regulation is the obvious answer and I urge the public to contact the ACCC and speak to their federal and local politicians to raise awareness of the issue.”

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any of the traditions that have become enshrined in the culture of A.B. Paterson College were forged in its early years. Yet, while some things rightly remain unchanged, as a school of the 21st Century, today the College is embracing contemporary learning in the teaching of skills within its classrooms. A.B. Paterson College was one of the first schools in Australia to introduce Teaching for Understanding, a researchbased learning pedagogy, as its curriculum framework and has continued to evolve and develop this framework over many years. The framework assists teachers at the College with the engagement of its students via challenging learning experiences that help to build and demonstrate understanding, and with developing assessment practices that help to deepen a student’s understanding. More recently, this framework has been

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GET IT I STARS

with Patrick Arundell

Get your horoscope H LEO July 22 – August 23 Whatever you instigate there is every chance that you will see benefits flow through it, particularly towards the end of the month. Just make sure you apply yourself and overcome any confusing obstacles that stand in the way of your goals. You may also see a relationship in an entirely new light from August 18. H VIRGO August 23 - September 22 Romance is in the air this month, Virgo. Don’t be surprised if your attraction power is boosted hugely. You can find yourself making a very deep, even spiritual connection to someone new that could turn out to be long-lasting. Your vibrancy and energy will power forwards from August 23.

H SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 22 Things can start to rocket forward for you this month. Your ability to get on well with all sorts of people can prove crucial to your career progression. The trick, however, is not letting any home or personal issues detract from your overall willpower. H CAPRICORN December 22 – January 20 Draining energies can hang over your this month, Capricorn. This may make you feel rather vulnerable, but equally it can help you to sort the true from the false around your deepest emotions. Someone truly insightful can prove to be a valuable spirit guide this month, look out for them.

H LIBRA September 22 – October 23 To kick off this month you may face an important discussion which can influence your long-term future. Relationships can prove to be more challenging throughout this month, however, you might find some relief after August 17. Knowing where you stand is going to be vital for your peace of mind.

H AQUARIUS January 21 – February 19 A relationship can be reborn or revitalised from August 2 and you can show your leadership abilities by having the confidence to be different on August 18. You may connect with someone at a very deep level towards the end of the month. You may also find yourself connecting with someone at a distance from you - possibly from overseas.

H SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 This month is likely to find you much more purposeful about your long-term future and your ability to generate income. It's possible that you will find yourself collaborating with someone else, potentially in a business venture or around some kind of creative enterprise. For this to truly work there will need to be clearly defined terms of reference.

H PISCES February 19 – March 20 Your relationship sector is particularly illuminated this month and something special can ensue, particularly if you're interacting with someone who shares your values. Your professional aspirations are also much more positive as long as you remain mindful of what the world expects, not how you'd like it to be.

August 2016

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H ARIES March 20 – April 19 The most notable event of this month could appear when you expand your outlook and expectations. It’s time to embrace the urge to get things done, Aries. Creativity, learning, travel and new experiences are all highlighted, but you also need to handle the fundamental details. H TAURUS April 20 – May 21 This month is full of positive energy for you to take advantage of, just make sure you’re looking in the right places. You will experience real encouragement to be more self-expressive, particularly within family life. Your home can become a hive of activity and your physical vitality will improve towards the conclusion of the month. H GEMINI May 21 – June 21 Relationship matters are very strongly emphasised this month. As the middle of the month approaches, don’t be afraid to embrace your individuality within a collective or even close romantic tie. There may be some confusion at times but by the end of this month life could take you in a surprise direction. H CANCER June 21 – July 22 You can find yourself with a heightened ability to communicate effectively with others this month. However, it is vital that you remain conscious of your true motivations, when someone close to you could prove evasive to your goals. A surprise job offer could come up around the August 18, so be prepared.


GET IT I LAST WORD with Elizabeth Campbell

SAVING IS THE NEW

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ocialising and staying on point can be timeconsuming and expensive. “Hey Liz, do you want to come to a gig tonight and have a few drinks?” Pause conversation here. You see I get invitations like this daily. I can be out every night of the week – and don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it can be a drain on the bank account. Ordinarily, I’d just say “yes” and work out the money scenario at a later date. I might even put it on the old credit card. Like I do (strike that out, I mean like I did) with those gorgeous heels calling my name… in every shop. Shoes are my weakness. But this new fin year, I decided I needed to turn over a new note and get good at money. Period. So play conversation. “Normally, I’d say yes, you know me, I don’t say no too much. But I’m saving for my holiday in Vietnam, plus various other things…like life or a rainy day.” The phone goes dead. Hello. Hello? I know, even I was shocked at what was coming out of my mouth. So I stayed in that Friday night, hung out on the couch in my PJs and watched a movie. It was very un-Liz. I also turned down another dinner that weekend. “A few of the girls and I are going out for drinks and dinner. Wanna come?” Me:“Yeah. I mean, no. I can’t, I’m saving.” Plus, I got another invitation to go to the movies. “Can’t. Saving.” I told them. So I stayed in all weekend and “saved”. For me, it’s been about the mindset. Do I really need that beautiful sparkly top from Alannah Hill? And those pretty Dorothy shoes? Of course, you do...n’t. Once I started asking my other personality questions about my money and what I needed and what I didn’t, I realised it wasn’t that hard. Plus, I gave myself a budget on entertainment spend. Something I haven’t done for a long (long) while.

There are plenty of ways to save your hard earned. Here are some I’ve tried so far: Business mentors and coaches will tell you to take a portion of your pay for yourself first and put it into an account specifically for you. Some say it should be 10 per cent of your earnings. So I started doing this. Find things to sell around your home. I’ve moved about eight times in the last two years, so I have basically got rid of everything I don’t need. There’s a TV cabinet I’d like to sell on Gumtree though. Might fetch $200 for it. Winning. I’ve gone through all of my financials and had a look at which areas I can cut back on to save some cash. My job for this month is to look at my health insurance and electricity to see if I can get a better deal anywhere else. I’m also off my phone plan and in the market for either a new plan. Or maybe I’ll go pre-paid. There’s a huge trend in people going to pre-paid plans at the moment because of the deals available. They are the responsible things I am doing. I’ve also got some other ideas to make and then save my “shoe money”: Join the “Save EC Fund” and start a crowd funding page. This is a funny story between my family and I. But I could extend it out to the wider community. I’d always say to my family, “Anyone want to donate to the Save Elizabeth Campbell Fund?” It’s now a running joke. 43

Do something crazy and become a media celeb to have my 15 minutes of fame. Some internet whiz kid would make a rap of it and I’d hire an amazing PR guru to shamelessly plug me. Chick. Chick. Boom! Find a sugar daddy – (get 15 minutes of fame and leverage my media attention with a book deal). Start scrapbooking and have a market stall. Is scrapbooking still cool? Make jam… there are lots of people who like jam and plus the ABC just did a 45-minute segment on it, so it must be cool. Buy the contents of an abandoned storage shed and sell them on Gumtree. Dog-sit. Babysit. No, let’s stick with dogsitting. Dog sitting is easy because you can let them out to do their business. Grow all my own food… might be a bit hard to tend to my crops being inner city though. Create an augmented mobile reality game called Pokémon Go… oops, that’s already been done. I could be wrong here and not getting something, but Pokemon don’t actually go places, you do to catch them! Get my bike out of the garage and do a paper run. I’m pretty sure I could compete with all of these 15 year olds. Whichever I choose I’ll be able to save money for jam and that’s the goal. August 2016


invites you to our open Day on Tuesday 16 August 2016, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Developing young men and women of character – leaders now and for the future. RSVP: Karen Milburn on 07 5561 4140 Email kmilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au

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