Swiss Ultinatal Range

Life has been a little crazy of late; welcoming our beautiful boy Henley, preparing Aston for ELC and taking on a few new roles with work. It’s fair to say there has been some big life events happening, none of which, however, get in the way when it comes to the health of my two gorgeous boys.

I’ve been an avid user of Swisse Wellness vitamins for years now, using their vitamin and skincare range in my day-to-day routine. Overall health and wellbeing every day is a huge priority for me and my family.

 Motherhood has made my health and my families health such an important priority. I was excited to see Swisse launch their Swisse Ultinatal range last year, that has since become my favourite range in the market. If anyone is planning, pregnant or raising little ones, it may be worthwhile exploring the four brilliant products.

1.When it comes to Vitamin D, I’ve always supplemented with Swisse as I have experienced low vitamin D during both of my pregnancies. From pregnancy and now since giving birth to Henley, I continue to incorporate a vitamin D supplement into our daily routines, to make sure he and I maintain healthy immune systems. The product I’m using for Henley is the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 Liquid (designed for bubs).You might have caught an Instagram story I recently posted, where I explained a few of its benefits. If I was you, I would recommend seeing your doctor first, so you can check-in on what its most suitable for you.

As well as his immune system, the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 liquid is designed to support healthy, strong bones and muscle health. Vital for a growing boy! The Vitamin D3 is in a liquid form, meaning it’s easy to pop it into his milk or directly into Henley’s mouth using the dosing device included. I’ll talk about my Vitamin D support a little later.

2.The Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby. This is another liquid form product which is fantastic to help support little ones in terms of their cognitive health and brain function from 7 months+. On top of this, the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby is great for their nervous system and eye health. Liquid products are a convenient option for kids!! Aston doesn’t even know he’s having it! I simply chop the capsule tails off and squeeze the liquid into his drink- Aston loves his milkshakes and smoothies. Alternatively, I pop it into his wheatbix or porridge in the morning.

This product is only for little ones who are 7 months+. When Henley is a little older, I’ll add the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby into his day-to-day feeds.

3.Next up, the Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby. The powder comes in individual sachets, making the product easy to use. No measuring is required (for new mums with baby brain, this is a saviour!) – one sachet daily into their milk. I mix it up between popping it into Aston’s milk or food.

The Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby contains three probiotic strains, helping to establish a balanced intestinal environment in breastfed infants. It’s great to help maintain bub’s immune health, their gut health and digestive system health. It seems like more and more of us are in tune with our gut health these days due to a whole range of varying factors. Making sure I’m preparing two healthy tummies in Aston and Henley provides me with a lot of comfort.

The last of the Ultinatal range I wanted to write a little on vitamin supplements that are suitable during pre-conception and pregnancy

4.The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin. The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin contains folic acid (which helps to maintain healthy cells, in particular red blood cells), omega-3 DHA (important to help support our brain function) and vitamin D (as I mentioned earlier, vitamin D is an important vitamin in terms of helping to support our immune system & bone health). I was very low in Vitamin D when I was pregnant with Aston and had the same issues again with Henley- so it’s important to take a supplement like this to support you to be your healthiest and happiest self.

I adore this product, as it helps me to support my general health.

Knowing that my two boys can be supported from the inside, out helps to take the stress away. The new Ultinatal range from Swisse fits into my busy lifestyle (as my days can be hectic and are never the same). Thanks to Swisse’s great baby friendly formulations (liquid and powder forms) for providing premium quality formulations!

For any more questions about my experience with Swisse and the Swisse Ultinatal range, feel free to contact me.

Disclaimer: This supplement may not be right for you. Follow the directions for use. Read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 0-6 months.

 Discover the products: https://swisse.com/en-au/lifes-greatest-journey

Shot in collaboration with Swisse

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2019

With VAMFF, the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival now over for the year in Melbourne, I am having massive withdrawals.

I am proud to be a long time friend of the Melbourne fashion festival, attending every year for the past 10 years. I have to say this was the best fashion festival Graeme Lewsey and the whole VAMFF team have put together. There was insightful industry seminars, retail events and ‘The Plaza’ at The Exhibition Building this year had it all from tapas and cocktails to incredible music acts with an electric atmosphere. I loved the Tommy Collins pop up in the centre of the plaza which featured incredible food and was pumping each night of the festival. Lets just say I may have had one too many champagnes there.

The Virgin Australia Palm Springs pop up featuring CJ Hendry’s iconic artwork was a great spot to take it all in and mingle, as well as the huge Priceline Beauty Bar where consumers could go and get makeup and hair touch ups.

The reason I love attending VAMFF is everything we lay our eyes on from the runways shows is also available to shop from the Shop The Runway pop up at The Plaza- it’s all about see it now and buy now.

I love people watching- and there is no better place than at VAMFF to check out some unique outfits – very inspirational.

I love supporting my favourite Australian designers at the festival so I have rounded up my outfits from the festival below- with links to shop them.

Until next year! I cannot wait to see what VAMFF has in store for us next.

Manning Cartell Bandeau and Pants, STAUD bag, Tony Bianco Heels

Dion Lee Jacket, Shorts and Bralette (coming soon), Louis Vuitton Bag, Christian Louboutin Shoes.

I loved attending Viktoria + Woods 15th anniversary in collaboration with VAMFF.

Viktoria + Woods Tunic Top + Pants , Valentino Bag

Photography: Katie Fergus, Dan Castano and Liz Sunshine.

Henleys Nursery x Liberty Interiors

I am excited to share the images from Henleys baby room. I shared the video (watch here) a few weeks ago, but here are those detail shots. I collaborated with the incredibly talented interior decorator Nicole Rosenberg from Libery Interiors 

I have always admired her interior styling, particularly her baby and children’s rooms are so beautiful and always unique. It was such a privilege to work with Nicole and see her vision and incredible ideas come to life.

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A little Saviour for new mums

New mum of two here. My time is very limited. I thought I had it tough with one baby, but now I understand why mums of two or more would say ‘ wait until you have two’ yep, I totally get it now!

I am so focused on my boys and juggling life with a newborn that it’s been super hard for me to find time to eat healthily during the day, I find squeezing in breakfast particularly difficult as the morning it is go go go. That’s why I have been loving using my new Vitamix Ascent– as it allows me to make healthy juices, smoothies and meals in a flash, which I can then enjoy once I have a free second. 

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Time to Recharge!

After a big few weeks with work and preparing for second bub, things have been hectic lately.… however, life does not stop nor slow down when you’re expecting. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Over the years I’ve become a lot smarter with my time management & multi-tasking. I think that perhaps the improvement is due to working with amazing people & focusing on the quality of products and services I invest in. A little research can go a long way in the world of hair & beauty.

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