{Mother’s Day} Gift guide 2018

It’s only a couple of weeks away until the best day of the year… that is YOU-HAVE-TO-BE-MUMS-SLAVE-DAY otherwise known by Hallmark as Mother’s Day!

I have taken the time to find some goodies so that all you have to do is share this post with your nearest and dearest so they know what to get you.

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If you’re like me – I am more likely to just buy what you want then wrap it and tell the bambinos to pass it to me mother’s day morning.

Here are our top Mother’s Day ideas:

Gift Voucher from Pop-Up Succulent Shop

Renelle from Pop-Up Succulent Shop is an absolute delight and any mum who loves a little gardening would love a voucher (or gift) for some succulent goodies! I have recently been to a Kokedama workshop class and it was amazing (you can read about it here -> The Central Nest Succulent Workshop).

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How To Cook Everything A3 Print from Hard To Find.

This is a great print for a mama in your life who likes to cook (or eat). It would also be a great gift for someone who you might not know quite as well, such as the mother-in-law.

It’s funky, informative and pretty as a picture!

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Spa Voucher from Macquarie Medi Spa

My absolute favourite indulgence is to have a facial. It’s not only relaxing but also you can literally see results straight away.

Good skin care really do care!

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Robert Gordon Hug Me Mug & Saucer from Bake, Table & Tea

These gorgeous mugs are exactly what an sleep deprived mamabear desperately needs. What’s more to love than a cuppa who you can hug?

We will take one if each colour please!

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A Photography voucher from Jennifer Stocks Photography or Aimee Cook Photography

There is nothing truer than the fact that photos steal moments in time and paying for a professional photographer to capture your special moments is the most wonderful thing you can do.

A pic on the Iphone does not even compare to the moments captured through the lens of a talented photographer.

If you’re interested in outdoor, fun, fresh photography then look no further than Jennifer Stocks Photography. She has an eye for detail that is unparalleled.

For studio shots we cannot recommend Aimee Cook Photography highly enough, she is fantastic at seeking out those moments-between-the-moments.

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IMAGE: Jennifer Stocks Photography

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IMAGE: Aimee Cook Photography

Earrings from Plastic Cactus

If the mum in your life likes a pop of colour you need to have a look at Plastic Cactus! Funky, show stopping fun. I personally love the ‘rad’ ones and the wooden fruit varieties! SO bloody cute.

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A bunch of glorious blooms from Ivory Rose Botanicals

If all else fails I don’t know a mama that doesn’t love flowers. Ivory Rose is next level and will help build you that something special to show your mum just how much you adore her.
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Whatever your gift, make sure you add a handwritten note and your mama’s heart will be filled. At the end of the day – just let your mama know she is loved.

Happy mother’s day to all the mamas xx

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Macquarie Spoils this year

There are a few local businesses that have been around since the beginning of the blog and have always been involved and supportive. One of the biggest supporters I have had is Karla and the beautiful team from Macquarie Medi Spa.IMG_2219

Macquarie Medi Spa are the queens at pampering. I cannot tell you how many times I come out of one of their spas feelings a million bucks better than when I walked in.

What I love most is that they are really informative without being pushy. They have their fingers on the pulse of the latest trends and movements in beauty and bring that to our local area in an approachable and affordable way.

Macquarie Medi Spa have won a bunch of awards including the very prestigious Oceania Spa Manager in 2016. They have also been named Bathurst Business of the Year twice and been a nominee of the World Luxury Spa Awards.  ST-about-2

Macquarie Medi Spa is your local beauty spa with two beautiful locations in Bathurst and in Orange. The Orange spa even offers the very fun LipLab where you can create your own personalised lipstick and foundation. I have done this a couple of times and it is the best way to spend some time with your favourite girls.

One of the first services offered by  Macquarie Medi Spa is their Laser Hair removal, it means far less hair and that is certainly a winner in my books (just ask my lip!). These machines are massively expensive but  Macquarie Medi Spa wants the best for their clients so is even bringing another one to Orange! ST-Facial-treatments

If you want to feel like the most beautiful version of yourself make sure you give Karla and the girls at Macquarie Medi Spa a call today:

| Phone: 02 6332 2062 |

| Email: bathurst@macquariemedispa.com |

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The fantastic girls at  Macquarie Medi Spa are spreading the love this Christmas and giving one very lucky winner a LipLab voucher as well as some under arm Laser Hair Removal Sessions!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Macquarie Medi Spa  as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

 

{CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2017} Yule wanna be in it to win it

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that can only mean one thing! The Central Nest annual Christmas Prizeapolooza is back!

If you have been naughty then look away – this is one super nice giveaway!

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Each year The Central Nest loves giving back to our nesters and this year is no different. We have on offer some of the very best prizes we have ever seen!

Ranging from vouchers to massages, laser hair removal to photography and flowers to lipstick and everything in between!

This year it is SO big we had to start it early to allow us time to fit in ALL the wonderful prizes.

First though, there are some rules, terms and conditions that we need to talk about.

These rules apply to the Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017:

1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 20 December 2017

2. You must ‘like’ the original competition post on The Central Nest Facebook page

3. You must be a ‘liker’ of The Central Nest Facebook page as well as the Facebook (or Instagram) page of the business giving away the prize (as specified in the competition post).

4. If you ‘tag’ a friend you are given an additional entry to the competition.

5. If you ‘share’ the post you will receive another entry (Please just comment on the original post to let us know you have shared it, and make sure your post is public so we can see it on your page!)

6. We won’t support unsavoury behaviour or language. You will be removed from the competition immediately.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on:

| Email: centralwestnest@outlook.com |

| Phone: 0409 318 687 |

Good luck beautiful Nesters!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Lush Lips love the Lip Lab

macquaUnless you have been living under a rock you would have heard me yak on and on about this one time I got to create my very own lipstick with the girls from Macquarie Medispa. They have bought to our area the  Lip Lab which is just the most fabulous thing ever.

I went and experienced the fun of the  Lip Lab a little while ago – in fact you can read about my fun night out here -> The Central Nest went Lip Labbing but in case you missed it, the Lip Lab at Macquarie Medispa in Orange is the first of its kind in the area.

The Lip Lab is an exciting innovation that lets you customise your very own lipstick. You get to choose the colour, whether it’s lipstick or gloss and even the scent! lip

You meet with one of your colour consultants who takes you step by step through the process to create your very own masterpiece!

Just to top it off you get to name your own lipstick so that the girls can recreate it for you again in the future! For a long time Macquarie Medispa has been ahead of the curve and this is another great example.

| Phone: 02 6324 5552 |

| 102 Byng Street, Orange |

| Facebook: macquariemedispa |
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line4The fabulous girls at Macquarie Medispa are offering one very lucky nester the chance to design their own lipstick at the Lip Lab in Orange! This is such a fun experience, I can’t even tell you!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Macquarie Medispa on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The generous Karla

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is on someone very special and local! Today we salute the brilliantly driven, Karla McDiarmid.

Karla is the owner/operator of Macquarie Medi Spa in Bathurst, which just quietly, completely smashed the World Luxery Spa Awards. THE WORLD Luxury Spa Awards! How sensational is that?!

What we love about Karla is that she does so much charity work and is the first to offer to help out. One of her great achievements is that she is a driving force behind the Bathurst Women’s Network which helps support local women in business.

The most lovely thing about Karla is how generous she is with her time, she always stops for a chat and loves nothing more than helping people find their full potential. She is wonderfully clever at not only making you feel beautiful on the outside but also more importantly on the inside.

Thanks for showing all little girls that determination, hard work and perseverance can lead to a completely fulfilling career and a wonderful life.  karla2

 

 

{The Nest Reviews} The HydraFacial at Macquarie Medi Spa

I have found the perfect gift to get your mummy this mother’s day. It is relaxing, beneficial and quiet. Now, what type of mum doesn’t want that!

I was recently invited to Macquarie Medi Spa to experience the new HydraFacial™.

Now they made all these promises to me guaranteeing me that it is a one of its kind treatment in our area and offers cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and hydration all at one time. It is non-invasive and non-surgical and that certainly interests me! So here is how it went.

I arrived and was welcomed by a friendly staff member on arrival, she asked if I wanted a glass of water or a coffee and I knew straight away it was worth coming.

I met Charlotte a wonderfully friendly beauty therapist who took me into a quiet room filled with ambient lighting and soothing music and we discussed my skin and any concerns I have. I explained that I hate the blackheads that have taken up residence on my nose as well as the milia spots I have surrounding my eyes. She assured me that she could help to relieve some of these problem areas for me.

After being given a warm towel I curled up on the bed and waited patiently. Charlotte started by shaping my eyebrows and giving my face a gentle massage. Once the HydraFacial machine was started there were some slurping and pulling sensations on my face and the cleansing was over. Next came the exfoliation and extraction. That was unbelievable! It didn’t hurt at all but I could literally feel the pull of the pores being opened! Finally she applied a hydration which drenched my face in a luxurious cream that soothed and replenished my skin.

The most interesting part of the whole treatment was that at the end of the hydration Charlotte asked me if I wanted to see what had come out of my skin. Of course, without hesitation I said yes! So she pulled out the canister and showed me the magnitude of disgusting, dirty and dead skin cells that have been collected by the machine! How incredible to actually be able to see the physical results! macquaeie

I have to admit I was hesitant when I was first approached about undertaking a facial by a machine, my usual facial consists of the beautifully trained (and usually well manicured) hands of a beauty therapist massaging my face, but this was really a wonderful experience. My face felt beautiful afterwards and was super soft to the touch. The best part however was that my face was even clearer the next day!

I left not only with a clearer face but with some great tips and advice from Charlotte on how to treat MY face and MY skin conditions and MY dry patches. I love that it was so personalised.

I can genuinely say that my experience of the  HydraFacial at Macquarie Medi Spa exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to go back again.

So without a doubt you should pop down today and book yourself (or your mama) in for this sensation treatment. You will not regret it!

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Relax this Christmas with Macquarie Medi Spa

If you are looking for a PERFECT oasis right in the middle of town look no further than Macquarie Medi Spa! Recently refurbished, Macquarie Medi Spa is the only medi spa west of the Blue Mountains.

Owned and operated by the glamorous Karla McDiarmid for the past 13 years with the help of two spa concierges and nine qualified skin care therapists they are your one stop relaxation spot.macquarie

Macquarie Medi Spa specialises in intensive skin care treatments including microdermabrasion which unclogs and removes all yucky dead skin cells and reveals fresh, smooth and hydrated skin.

They also offer LED light therapy, dermal needling for fine lines or acne scarring and intensive peels.

My favourite however is the hot stone therapy, warm bamboo and Swedish relaxation massages.. Ahhhh so damn good!macq

Macquarie are also the go-to girls for all your hair removal and beauty requirements. They even offer fraxcel laser services and have a specially trained doctor and nurse who visit from Sydney every 4-5 weeks to perform anti-ageing injections.

Plus, they offer all the necessities like waxing, tinting, spray tanning, last extensions and nail treatments.

Macquarie Medi Spa isn’t afraid to lead by example. All their employees receive intensive staff training and incentives to keep them ahead of the pack. They offer customers one on one personal advice and the very best service possible.

They are very selective about the products they use and will only use professional products that are the best quality.spa

Macquarie Medi Spa will treat you like family. They regularly offer promotional eveneings, educational seminars and personalised attention. It is an experience of ultimate relaxation each and every time you visit Macquarie Medi Spa. From the moment you walk in you are taken through to the private relaxation suite where you can enjoy T2 herbal and the benefit of state of art equipment.

Trust me when I say you will not regret your visit to Macquarie Medi Spa!

Contact:

|Address: Shop 2/169 Howick Street, Bathurst |

|Phone:  02 6332 2062 |

|Email: relax@macquariemedispa |

|Website: www.macquariemedispa.com |

|Facebook: www.facebook.com/macquariemedspa |

|Twitter: Macquarie Medi Spa |

|Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/macquariemedspa |

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The gorgeous team at Macquarie has decided to make one Nester’s Christmas just a little bit sweeter with a fantastic Pure Fiji Spa Pack! Talk about being on Santa’s good list!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Macquarie Medi Spa and The Central Nest on Facebook and like the competition post on our Facebook page!

Remember for an additional entry you can ‘tag’ a friend!

Winner will be announced 21 December 2014.

Good luck beautiful Nesters!