{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Let’s go on a Christmas Cosventure

It’s like a secret wonderland opposite the park in Bathurst. It’s overflowing with fun, adventure and excitement. It’s none other than Cosventure!

Cosventure is owned and operated by gorgeous Katherine Palma and offers costume sales and hire, SFX makeup and body art, pop culture collectables, LARP gear and cosplay building supplies. 

Cosventure has been keeping the people of Bathurst and surrounding areas dressed in the funnest of all attire for over 4 years now. I think what makes this business so special is that they took a gamble to open a shop this unique in a country town and the locals have supported them from day one. Cosventure doesn’t forget that so will go over and beyond to keep their customers coming back!

What I love is their wide range of stock and friendly customer service. Nothing is ever too hard and they will always ensure you have a positive shopping experience. 

Trust me when I say the moment you step into Cosventure you are walking into a visual delight that is sure to entertain all members of your family. 

If you need some fun in your life then pop into Cosventure today!

| Phone: 02 6334 2127 |

| Email: info@cosventure.com |

| Website: www.cosventure.com |

| Facebook: @Cosventure | 

| Instagram: @Cosventure |

| Visit: 169 George Street, Bathurst |


In order to have the funnest Christmas ever Cosventure is offering one lucky nester a $100 voucher to be spent in store!  

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Cosventure 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 20 December 2018.

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Grab some Kisses From Kate

If you have been following the blog for a while you will know that I am an absolute sucker for lipstick. I honestly believe that whacking some red on, makes every day better. You feel more confident and more powerful just with that little move. 

Little did I know there was SO much more choice than just a simple red lippy from woolies. 

My eyes were open by the lovely Kate Davis who is a local, independent LipSence, SeneGene Skincare and Makeup distributor.

Not only has she become my go-to for lipstick but now ALL my makeup needs/wants/demands/desires/looks. 

Kate tells me one of the things that drew her to the products were the fact that they are lead free, wax free, gluten free, contain no animal by-products and aren’t tested on animals. How amazing is that? 

You know what else gives Kate credit in my book? The only reason she started selling the products in the first place is because she fell so in love with them when she was using them just for personal use. I love when people just find a passion for something because it actually works for them. 

Kate says she is learning more and more about proper skin care and budge proof makeup every single day, and all she wants to do is help other women feel as good about themselves as possible. 

Plus, Kate is just an ordinary everyday woman who doesn’t have hours to get ready in the morning, so she just needs reliable products that make her feel a million bucks (but without a hefty price tag)

She had me hooked the moment she told me their lipsticks would last basically all day. So of course I was like “game on mole” and tested it. To my surprise it did actually last. I’m talking through 3 coffees, lunch, slobbery baby kisses and much more. 

Check out KissesFromKate today because you won’t regret it (plus it makes Christmas shopping SUPER easy!)

Get in contact with Kate today about LipSense and SeneGene: 

| Phone: 0407 668 607 |

| Email: kissesfromkatexx@gmail.com |

| Website: www.senegence.com/kissesfromkate |

| Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KissesFromKatexx/ | 


Gorgeous Kate from KissesFromKate wants to make you feel more beautiful this Christmas so is giving one lucky nester a chance to win a $100 voucher!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
KissesFromKate 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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} A beautiful Christmas

Sometimes you just need a product that works, adds a little bit of glamour and makes you feel beautiful. That’s where Moodstruck Epic Mascara comes into it. 23845504_1921902421392261_1014188821_n

Amanda Peterson is your local Younique distributor and can help you with all your makeup needs.

She recommends the Moodstruck Mascara because it is proven to add volume, length and a clump-free curl!


If your makeup drawer needs a little revamp then contact Amanda today!

| Phone: 0412 329 509 |

| Facebook: A Glamorous You – Younique with Amanda |

treeline4Amanda wants to add some glamour to the Christmas of one lucky nester and is offering a Moodstruck Epic Mascara valued at $35!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  A Glamorous You – Younique with Amanda 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

{The Nest Loves} Things that make us smile

Sometimes nice things just make life well, nicer.

Here are our latest loves that are keeping our mood happy even during these gloomy winter days. FotorCreated

Winter does completely shit things to your skin and Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish for $69 can hide a magnitude of sins! I use this product SO often when you need that extra bit of coverage and it lasts for such a long time!

A little while ago I discovered the City Chic Coloured Drapey Blazer for $89.95. I LOVE this jacket so much that I also have it in white! It is great for throwing over the top of a dress or for layering in the colder months. Plus it makes you look so glam with very little effort so win-win!

I regularily find myself coming back to Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes. It is available from Angus Robertson for $35.99 and I really recommend you get it. This cook book is different from many others in the fact that the stories that go along with it are entertaining and worth reading in themselves! The recipes are just a delicious added bonus!

A few weeks ago I discovered the Kmart Copper and Wood Table Lamp for only $20! I added to my desk and I all of a sudden feel much more trendy (look I know the fact that I just used the term trendy in a sentence totes makes me uncool anyway) but I really like it. Plus anything copper is killer at the moment!

I am single handedly bringing glow mesh back. I LOVE my new wallet from MIMCO and you too can climb aboard the glow-mesh-come-back-train by grabbing the Mesh Pouch for $89.95.

The Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ perfume makes you stink all nice again and funnily enough brings a little piece of springtime hope to the cold winter days. It is available from David Jones $90

What are your loves?

Stay warm Nesters x





{The Nest Beauty} An eye on the prize

Good makeup is the simplest way to look fresh, vibrant and modern.

If you are looking for a way to make your eyes pop then we have found some brilliant inspiration for you.

Fashionsy have laid out 12 Amazing Eyeliner Ideas to get you started.

Enjoy Nesters!

{The Nest Beauty} Beautiful Glow and your beauty questions

Here at The Central Nest we love all things beauty, so words cannot explain how excited we are to welcome on board our very own beauty insiders!

The gorgeous girls at Beautiful Glow Bathurst always aim to provide their clients with great service, in a relaxed environment that any one can feel comfortable in. Having been opened now for over 4 years they are one of the frontrunners in the local beauty business.

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Plus, because they are completely lovely they have agreed to answer all of your beauty related questions!

Q: Do you know any ways to stop cold sores? Or at least help minimise them? Or hide them!

This is a tough one because no one likes cold sores! In our experience we find that when Lysine tablets are used on a daily basis it can help prevent cold sores. Even when the first tingling sensation starts  Lysine tablets can help to prevent the sores from coming up and properly forming.

Q: Why should I use Toner?

Toners can be used in all different ways, generally however toners are used as an added hydration to the skin when placed under a good moisturiser. Toners can also be sprayed over the skin (and over makeup) throughout the day to rehydrate and protect skin.

Q: What are the best products to minimise dark circles under the eyes?

Dark circles are really tricky to try and fix. The best way is to use an eyecream, Dermalogica offer an amazing eyecream for dark circles called ‘Total Eye Care’. It has optical light diffusers to help conceal the dark circles. In addition, using a concealer around the eyes also can make a massive difference in masking the darkness.

Q: How long before an event should I get a spray tan?

Before an upcoming event we always recommend getting a spray tan either 1 or 2 days prior. Spray tans have come along way since they first started and look so much more natural now. After getting a spray tan it is really important to moisturise your skin to keep the tan looking its best.

Q: What is the best way to protect my skin now the weather is cooling down?

With the change of season we are finding a lot of changes in our client’s skin. Drinking water can really help to rehydrate the skin and stepping up to a more hydrating moisturiser also makes a difference. We recommend you get a facial at the start of the cooler months so we can have a close look at the skin and help to treat it the best way possible. Exfoliating is also very important for our skin. By removing the dead skin cells it allows our serums and moisturisers to penetrate deeper.

We hope that helps! We would love to hear from all Nesters regarding their beauty questions! If you have any questions just email centralwestnest@outlook.com

Happy health and beauty x

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{Love birds} Love is.. Rachael & Mitchell

‘What is a soulmate? Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself– because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them’. – Dawson’s Creek


It is with the most heartfelt truth that I say I have never seen two people more in love than the beautiful Mr & Mrs Thurn. They are young, beautiful and genuinely the most beautiful of souls intertwined together forever. It was an absolute privilege to be invited to share this beautiful day with this fantastic couple.


Love birds: Rachael Burgess, Conveyancer & Mitchell Thurn, Fitter/Welder

Ceremony: St Stanislaus College, Bathurst

Reception: Athol Gardens, Blayney

Theme: Elegant and timeless

The Dress: Strapless ivory Maggie Sottero A-line dress with corset back and Swarovksi crystals at the bust and throughout the dress and train

Groom & wedding party: Our bridesmaids wore floor length strapless dresses in navy chiffon and the groomsmen wore black three piece suits and a navy skinny ties. The groom had an ivory vest and tie.


Hair: Cleanthi from Studio Renaissance

Makeup: Cindy Cook of Coukla’s Orange

Decorations: Each table had a fishbowl vase filled with pale pink and ivory roses sitting on a mirror disc and surrounded by tea-lights. Chandeliers from the ceiling and candelabra on the bridal table. Dry ice gave a cloud effect on the dance floor for the bridal waltz. We also used navy table runners and sashes on the chairs.



Canapés- Nutty pistachio biscuits with slow roasted lamb and craisins & Duck in crisp wonton cups & Tomato and goats cheese and poppy seed bruschetta & Seared scallops with mango salsa on Chinese spoons

Entree – Beetroot and goats cheese stacks or rare beef salad with smoky tomato chilli relish

Mains – Duck breast marinated in red wine and orange jus or rack of lamb with tomato onion jam served on a bed of creamy potato mash and roast vegetable salad

Cake: Cakes by Nikki Burden. It was a delicious two double height tiers of caramel mud with white chocolate ganache.


Drinks: Our guests enjoyed a selection of champagne, beer and wine

Photographer: Heidi Rookyard

Cars: Black Caprice stretch Limousine from Abbey Limousines

Rings: We made each others wedding rings with Larsen Jewellery. Mitchell designed the bride’s engagement ring with the assistance of Regency jewellers in Orange


Stationary: Dreamday invitations

Music: Victoria Roth played classical tunes on the piano during the ceremony and Muzz Music Orange played at reception

Special moments: Rachael gave the photographer a love note to give to Mitchell just before the ceremony because when we dated in year 7 that’s basically all our relationship consisted of – love letters

Another incredibly special moment was when Mitchell organised dry ice on the dance floor which made it feel and look like we were on a cloud. This was nice because they wanted an outdoor dance floor but the weather didn’t permit. It was a moment no one will forget.


Guests: 55




Reception: Athol Gardens – 84 Newbridge Rd, Blayney – 02 6368 2639

DressMaggie Sottero

Hair: Studio Renaissance 223 George Street, Bathurst – 02 6331 5288

Make-upCouklas 166 March Street, Orange – 02 6362 1514

CakeCakes by Nikki

Stationary: Dreamday Invitations

Music: Muzz Music Orange – 0418 167 733

Photographer: Heidi Rookyard

Cars: Abbey Limousines

Rings: Larsen Jewellery.