| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Plastic Cactus is a holidays must

One of the best local businesses I have learnt about since starting this blog is the gorgeous Michelle McRobert and her Plastic Cactus earring shop. 

Michelle operates Plastic Cactus  with a rotating group of loyal friends/shop girls (who get paid in earrings) Mel, Lindy, Trudie, Claudia, Ruby & Piper. Plus, her awesome delivery guy/husband Matt.

Plastic Cactus  offers acrylic & bamboo earrings (Dangles & Studs), brooches, hair clips and necklaces.

The thing that sets Plastic Cactus apart is just how passionate the team are about funky, colourful and affordable earrings & jewellery. Michelle is not afraid of colour and loves creating unique and fun earrings that either have the ‘Wow’ or they ‘Awwww, aren’t they cute’ factor.

Plastic Cactus also offers statement dangles that you could wear to a Ball, a formal or a graduation. You could wear them to the horse races, a Christmas party, a Halloween party, 80’s dress-up, a ladies lunch or even your very own wedding.

In case you’re not that brave she also offers a range of simple shapes for a little pop of colour for your work uniform. Plastic Cactus also offers small simple shapes that are suitable for the school kid in your life.

The range of tiny studs is crazy! Everything from unicorns, Bulldogs seahorses, lightning bolts, Pugs, Cats, Butterflies, Horses, Penguins, Frogs, Turtles, Sausage dogs, Wombats, Clouds, Skulls, Kangaroos, Ghosts, Bats, Poodles…. In every colour imaginable!

If you haven’t bought your end of year gift yet Plastic Cactus  are a great choice for the School teachers. Imagine the students each day looking forward to seeing what they wear to school each day!

One of the coolest new things I am crushing on from Plastic Cactus are the brooches. They come in all shapes & colours

The best thing about Plastic Cactus is just how friendly Michelle and the team are, you don’t just get earrings but also make new friends!

Plastic Cactus  are the queens of collabs and have a ‘Smith & Jones’ range and a cool collab with Abby Smith who has a Vintage Clothing online shop called ‘A Puppy & Her’. Plastic Cactus  designed a range of earrings inspired by her & her collection of amazing Vintage clothing.

You can find Plastic Cactus  locally at Dejorja Boutique, Al Dente, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum. Otherwise order through her socials or email! Easy!

If you want some help filling your Christmas stockings get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!

| Phone: 0439 318 990 |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |

| Instagram: @plastic_cactus| 

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Plastic Cactus  is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nester a prize pack valued at $160!

The prize includes: Jumbo Dots, Classic Cactus Studs, Gold Crown Studs, Mirrored Sugar Skull Studs, Pale yellow ‘Petal top’ Dangles. Bamboo ‘Owl’ studs (Dejorja Boutique exclusive) Two Tribes Dangles (Bathurst Regional Gallery exclusive) Pop Pink Dinosaur studs (Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum exclusive) Etched Acrylic Lolly Studs (Al Dente exclusive) and Plastic Cactus + A Puppy & Her collaboration ‘Unicorn Breath Disc Dangles’

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
Plastic Cactus 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas is better with Plastic Cactus under the tree

The absolute best thing about having this blog is all the cool, new people I get to meet and Michelle from Plastic Cactus is one such fantastic find!

Plastic Cactus sells earrings/brooches and necklaces of all shapes, colours and sizes for ladies of all shapes, colours, sizes and ages. There is literally something for everyone… Pugs to pacman, Dogs to Dinosaurs, Danglies to Dots.. you name it and Plastic Cactus probably has it (and if she doesn’t she will try and create it for you!) 

Michelle prides herself on finding the perfect pair of earrings for each person. Whether it’s for them or for a gift. I love that she can even help out with special events. If you are heading somewhere and want to match your outfit to your earrings she’s your girl!

Plastic Cactus is your one-stop gift super shop. Whether it’s kids buying for teachers, Grandparents buying for Grandaughters, BFF’s buying for BFF’s, Boyfriends buying for girfriends, Dads & Kids buying for Mums… She has everyone covered!

Plus, Michelle has this incredibly amazing ability to get people out of their comfort zone. She will have you wearing some bright pink cockatoos and getting compliments before you know it! She says while she has your everyday staples covered, once you step outside your comfort zone you are likely to live there!

Plastic Cactus earrings are also fantastic conversation starter “Are they giant T-Rexs hanging from your ears?”, well yes, yes they are!

These gorgeous earrings are stocked at Aldente, (etched acryllic) Dejorgia (hand painted Bamboo) The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (the Gallery Collection) Ripe Boutique In Mudgee, Made590 in Newtown. What I love is that each Bathurst store has its own special collection, there’s no cross over so you can be assured you are getting something really special!

You can find Plastic Cactus on Instagram of Facebook but if you love having a chat with a really cool person than make sure you track Michelle down at  The Millthorpe Markets, The Ego Fete, The Catheral Fete, The Bathurst Artisan Markets or one of her Pop up shops at her home.

Plastic Cactus is really afforable and you can know that you are helping a local mama out by shopping locally and supporting her. 

So, trust me when I say you need to get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!

| Phone: 0439 318 990 |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |

| Instagram: @plastic_cactus| 

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Plastic Cactus  is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nesters a prize pack valued at $165. This pack includes earring Board, Yellow ‘Arrow’ shaped studs, Green ‘Maple Leaf’ Studs, Red Mirrored ‘Lightning Bolt’ Dangles, Glitter Green Medium Dot Studs, Black Glitter ‘Giant Starburst’ Studs, Chunky Silver Glitter ‘U-Turn’ Mega Dangles, 3 x pairs of ‘Jumbo Dots’ In White, Gold Mirror, Kaleidoscope Glitter, Bamboo ‘Hamburger’ studs! WOAH!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
Plastic Cactus 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.

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

{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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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} The gift of Plastic Cactus

I LOVE this business. Like love, love, love – scream it from the the top of the roof love. It’s fun. It’s fresh and it’s a business run by a hard working mama! 23667476_10208059167436333_542289257_n

Plastic Cactus is a one of a kind jewellery shop operated from Bathurst by the very talented Michelle McRobert. Selling acrylic and wooden jewellery with everything from necklaces to earrings to brooches Plastic Cactus is the easiest way to add a POP of colour to your day!

Plastic Cactus’ pieces are crafted with love, fun and a little smidge of quirkiness! 23634742_10208059167516335_1104169832_n

The earrings from Plastic Cactus are the easiest way to add a bit of flair to your day.

Make sure you add Plastic Cactus to the list of local loves because I am telling you that you have just found the perfect birthday/anniversary/happy Tuesday/Kris Kringle/Teacher appreciation presents for the rest of your life! Job done (you’re welcome!)23698555_10208059167316330_461846725_o

If you need a little more prettiness if your life get in contact with Plastic Cactus today:

| Phone: 0439 918 990 |

| Visit: 106 Brilliant Street, Bathurst |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @MichellePlastic Cactus

|Instagram: @plastic_cactus |

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Plastic Cactus is giving one VERY lucky nester a prize pack! I want this one for myself!!!!! prize.jpg

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Plastic Cactus 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