Mrs Tink gets funky with Funkita

A few years ago I stumbled across Funkita. Funkita is a brand that is putting the fun back into getting outside, enjoying the pool, the beach or just being active.

Although many athletes wear Funkita you don’t have to be Ian Thorpe to rock a swimsuit from Funkita. The colourful label has something for everyone, with a collection boasting a range unlike anything you will see elsewhere. Good quality fabrics, funky patterns, beautiful cuts and garments that are designed to last.

Now not only do Funkita create fabulous swimwear they also have a great range of accessories that will be on many a Wishlist this Christmas. Beautiful Luxe Towels, Goggles even really cute Swimming Caps… yes even their swimming caps are cool!

With Christmas just around the corner I’ve Team up with the Funkita team to gift one lucky reader their own Funkita Still Purple Towel. Soft and Light weight, the new Funkita towel comes in a wide range of bright colours and is made with 100% cotton. This Luxe towel is a decent size at 80 x 160cm

And retailing at $34.95 it’s a must have for Christmas.

For a chance to win simply comment below and share with me how you will be using your Funkita Towel ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday at 9pm


Bop Along Buddies Giveaway

When I was a kid I loved to bounce, I had a great big ball that I used to do laps around the backyard on. For hours I’d be entertained bouncing around like a bunny, challenging myself on how long I could last without falling off. Toys have come along a long way since the 80’s but kids still love the same things and I’m now I’m the mother of two kids who love to bounce too! So you imagine my excitement when I was introduced to a super cool company called Bop Along Buddies.

Bop Along Buddies specialise in children’s soft, inflatable animal shaped bouncers. A modern day device to help teach children balance, co-ordination and core strength ability at each stage of development. Bop along Buddies have been heralded as a therapeutic and sensory toy for special needs children with autism, cerebral palsy and clinical obesity, the Bop Along Buddy is a developmental aid to help children explore movement, improve coordination, muscle tone core stability, imaginative play, balance and posture.

So not only do these Buddies love to bop and bounce they are terrific for childhood development not to mention lots of fun to play with. These colourful little Buddies will keep your kids entertained for hours, and best of all encourage them to get out and be active.

Do you think your child would love their own Bop Along Buddy for Christmas ? The good news is I have 1 to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply comment below and share with me why you would love to win ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday at 9pm

It’s cool to be custom

Everywhere you turn everyday people are getting up close and personal and by personal I mean loud and proud of putting their name on everything and anything, like a crazy label maker. Personalisation has gone to all new levels this year, with consumers not being able to get enough of putting their own brand on their everyday style. Whether it’s putting your name on your note pad, pen, shoes or bag, people everywhere in all age groups are not afraid to share a little piece of who they are with the world. Consumers are changing the rules and are now putting their name on their attire rather than wearing a million dollar fashion houses logo. It’s become cool to be custom.

Years ago when I got married and became Mrs Tink I put my name on everything! I had it monogrammed onto hats, shirts and even had it engraved onto my wedding band. I loved seeing my name on something and the craze quickly went from quick fling to obsession. 10 years later, after years of monogramming my name on everything I could Miss Monogram was launched and I have loved watching my obsession turn into a thriving business. Each week we work with corporate clients who are searching for the ultimate gift for a client, brides searching for a personalised present for their bridesmaids and the everyday fashionista, who like the rest of the world are yearning for a bespoke piece created just for them. Retailers are quickly catching on with many of your larger retailers’ now custom personalising mugs, hats, t-shirts even shoes. Nike id has captured the sports market and Shoes of Prey the Fashion. Typo and Kikki K are taking the stationary world by storm with their ingenious ways of keeping it personal and keeping us organised and Cotton On have created a fashion line that is not only affordable it’s super cute!

With Christmas just around the corner and the impending pressure starting to rise to find presents from the heart one trend I don’t think you can wrong with is adding the personal touch. Opening a present with your name on it will never fail to make you feel loved, in fact our business philosophy is based around it! Here is a sneaky peek at all the stylish goodies we have coming up for Christmas and if you still have some Christmas shopping to do is enter MRS TINK on checkout to receive $10 off your order.

Opening Fairy Doors the ultimate present this year

Recently I stumbled across one of the most beautiful toys I have ever seen, a super cute Fairy Door from Opening Fairy Doors. From the second I saw it I was drawn in and could feel the excitement building at the thought of seeing Miss Three’s face as she opened it on Christmas Day. These beautiful doors open up your child’s imagination as they dream of all the little fairies coming in and out of their room ready to sprinkle their fairy dust. As a mum it’s really important for me to see my little ones play, imagine and dream. Believing in magic is one of the most beautiful things about being a child and I want my two babies to believe in magic for as long as they can.

Opening Fairy Doors help fairies find their way into homes, by handcrafting beautiful timber fairy doors that OPEN. But more than that they are about providing children with beautiful, safe, unique and magical products that encourage hands-on play and inspire their imaginations. In an age when children can spend hours in front of electronic devices, computers & TVs, Opening Fairy Doors instead offer “good old-fashioned quality products” that inspire hands-on, interactive play and encourage story-telling and creative make-believe.

This Christmas I’ve teamed up with Opening Fairy Doors to gift one lucky reader their own Fairy Door. For a chance to win simply comment below and tell me what you loved to believe in when you were little ? I will pick my favourite answer and announce a winner Wednesday 6th December at 9pm x

Buckle 1922 Wilbur Wallet Giveaway

Usually my blogs are targeted at the ladies and occasionally the kidlets get a look in but rarely do the fellas so I thought the time was now to open it up to the boys. Today’s ‘Mrs Tink’s Must Have Christmas List’ item is the Wilbur wallet from Buckle 1922. Now my hubby loves to get a new wallet every year. Sounds easy… No! It must feel a certain way, be a certain colour and have multiple spaces for cards and one major non negotiable it must have a coin holder. The Wilbur ticks all of these boxes and more plus it even comes in a fancy box which is another perk!

Constructed from a delicious waxy cowhide leather, the Wilbur features 4 card slots, 2 note compartments and a removable passcase with 2 ID windows. The perfect wallet for my super duper fussy husband.

Give the gift of impeccable style this Christmas with Buckle | 1922’s range of men’s accessories.

Buckle’s affordable range includes bow ties, lapel pins, tie bars, cufflinks etc. that make the perfect gift for the stylish man.

As well as having an extensive range of men’s accessories, Buckle also have some adorable options for the stylish little boy – Buckle Jr.

Do you think the man in your life would love a wallet like Wilbur from Buckle 1922 ? Well the great news is I have one to giveaway! Simply comment below who you would love to gift this to ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday the 6th of December at 9pm

MyFit Pod Giveaway

The Athlete Foot recently launched their new fitness tracker called MyFit Pod. This clever little fitness tracker is your ideal running buddy and the perfect must have for Christmas.

This innovative tracker is designed to help you enhance your running experience by tracking your performance and progress. No cords, no GPS simply clip it onto your runners and off you go!

At just $39.95 it’s a bargain and will make a great Christmas present for anyone who is wanting to work on their fitness.

With Christmas in mind I’ve teamed up with The Athletes Foot to give one lucky reader the chance to win their own MyFit Pod. Simply comment below and share with me why you would like to win ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Monday at 9pm


“New wearable technology device that tracks 8 foot-based metrics plus performance data

The MyFit Pod is available in all The Athlete’s Foot stores across Australia for $39.95 RRP and the App is available to download now from the Apple Store and Google Play”

While you usually track your speed and distance, there’s so much more to learn about your running patterns. With the increasing amount of data available, why not learn more about your run and optimise it to break your personal bests? At The Athlete’s Foot, we believe smarter data means even better results.

Introducing the MyFit Pod, a new wearable technology device, that tracks 8 foot-based metrics plus performance data making any run or shoe smart.

How does it works?

By simply clipping to any running or walking shoe, you can start collecting smart data about shoe. With no buttons, no GPS signal or charging, the MyFit Pod stores up to 20 hours of run / walk data, and is for all levels of runners and walkers to understand, and improve, your personal performance, trends and history.

Most importantly, the MyFit Pod gives you the ability to track the performance and life of your running or walking shoes. When used with the MyFit Pod app, you’ll experience a more refined and personalised user experience, supporting your drive to always improve performance.

What does it measure?

Due to its light and easy clip-on design, you won’t leave it behind during your exercise sessions and will barely notice that it’s there, capturing all the basics (distance, pace, cadence, and time). Additionally, MyFit Pod also measures:

• Foot Strike (Heel/mid/toe)

• Stride Length

• Ground Contact Time

• Rate of Impact

Rate of Impact assists you to understand the impact hitting your body during a running or walking session, with a lowered Rate of Impact, the body has enough time to spread the force evenly. Rate of Impact, combined with the smart in-built odometer tracking every shoe kilometre, alerts runners to the end of their shoes life cycle, potentially reducing the risk of injury.

The MyFit Pod is designed and priced to live on one pair of shoes for the life of that shoe and can easily reset the Pod and move it to their next pair, without losing any run or walk data history.

Smarter data. Better results.

Available in all The Athlete’s Foot stores across Australia for $39.95 RRP and the MyFit App is available to download now from the Apple Store and Google Play.

LimboHop Giveaway

As a kid one of my favourite games to play was limbo and as a amazon giraffe woman you can only imagine the sight! This year I’m excited to pass this tradition on to my kids with the very cool toy from Childsmart LimboHop.

LimboHop is a high energy game in which players limbo under, or hop over a sweeper that spins around a central pole. But you have to be quick because the sweeper comes around fast! Limbo Hop aims to get children’s blood pumping while encouraging fun and friendly competitions and it’s fantastic for the whole family… even the amazon giraffe legged ones! x

As part of my Christmas Must Have Giveaway I have one LimboHop to giveaway to one lucky person.

Simply comment below and share with me what your favourite game was as a kid ? I will pick my favourite answer and announce a winner on Monday at 9pm x

Get Ready For Active Fun for All with LimboHop!

Childsmart, Australia’s leading distributor of children’s toys, nursery and lifestyle products is delighted to announce the launch of LimboHop – the fun and exciting indoor and outdoor active game that gets kids moving! Fantastic for the whole family, LimboHop is a high energy game in which players limbo under, or hop over a sweeper that spins around a central pole. But you have to be quick because the sweeper comes around fast! Limbo Hop aims to get children’s blood pumping while encouraging fun and friendly competition.

LimboHop is an exciting and versatile game ideal for girls and boys aged 7-10, but is also a great activity for the whole family. A new take on the classic game of limbo, LimboHop is perfect for families looking for a fast-paced, hilarious activity. Whether it is a picnic in the park, a day at the beach, or a rainy day at home, LimboHop is the perfect game to get up and get active! LimboHop packs away easily for convenient transport and storage.

With three player modes – single, double, or multi-player – you can play solo or with friends and family. Feeling competitive? Keep track of who is in the lead with the game’s in built score tabs.

To play, simply set up the pole and get the sweeper spinning! Duck under or jump over the spinning sweeper while keeping track of points by tapping the score tabs at the top of the pole. The player or team with the most points by the time the sweeper reaches the bottom of the pole wins!

After a fantastic launch in the UK, Childsmart is excited to announce that LimboHop will be available in Australia from Big W and Toyworld from September 2017. With proven year round sales in the UK, LimboHop is the perfect indoor and outdoor game to get kids jumping and diving all year round. Don’t miss out on the awesome opportunity to ignite the fun in any situation with LimboHop!

About Childsmart

Established in 2002, Childsmart is a family owned and operated business and is Australia and New Zealand’s leading distributer of high quality toys, nursery and kid’s lifestyle products. With an extensive range of products from some of the world’s leading brands,

Childsmart caters for all infants, toddlers and pre-school toy, nursery and kids lifestyle markets and aims to introduce little ones to fun, educational and lifestyle products in an imaginative, interactive and entertaining way.

Smiggle making Christmas extra special this year

Christmas time is a very exciting time in the Tink house, and we Tink’s do Christmas well. We love to decorate the entire house, every room, even the toilet! We hang up lights, watch Christmas movies and make gingerbread houses and while I pride myself on being Mrs Claus herself, one tradition does make me cringe…. the advent calendar. If feeding children chocolate each and every morning for 24 days is not bad enough, the cream on the cake is then watching the sugar highs and lows which always lead to tantrums because I won’t let them open just one more. I try very hard to fall in love with the advent calendar because as a child my grandparents always made sure we had one. I can clearly remember being so excited opening a new window everyday but alas now I have my own two children I’ve been hunting for a substitute that is more treat than tantrum. Recently all my dreams came true when I opened a package from my good friends at Smiggle, to find 2 advent calendars both of which were chocolate free! 24 fabulous days of super cute treats that will keep kids excited without the highs and lows of a chocolate frenzy, not to mention save you the dentist bill. Each window is filled with all the incredible products you can expect from Smiggle. Bright fun colours and products they can use to get creative at home. Amazing value for money, considering each product they can keep and use.

Each of the Smiggle advent calendars also come with a Willy Wonka Style golden ticket for a chance to win $1000 to spend with Smiggle. Such a cool idea with back to school already around the corner and a very expensive time of year.

So although it’s not December 1st I literally couldn’t wait and the kid inside me just had to have a little peek and look at what I found inside!!

Now before I go crazy I’m going to put them away until the first but in the meantime I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win their own Smiggle advent calendar valued at $39.95.

Simply share with me why you would like to win? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Monday 4/12/17 at 9am.

Mrs Tink’s obsession with Diamond Kicks

Recently I stumbled across a brand that literally rocked my socks! A brand shaking up the way we think about the jogger, the trainer, sneakers, runners or as I like to call them kicks!

Diamond Kicks have captured the ever growing gym bunny market and brought something different to the table that even the likes of Jarrad Hayne, Libby Babet, Ashy Bines and Lauren Simpson are relishing in.Diamond Kicks take a 100% authentic pair of Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Asics and Puma and add a bit of bling! Gone are the days of the ugly sandshoe that you only pop on to train or walk in. Now comes a new era of sports shoe that gives ladies the opportunity to spruce up their gym look and add their own personal stamp without compromising comfort, foot care and protection. Diamond Kicks take a traditional pair of joggers and bring them to new heights by adding stunning genuine Swarovski crystals that bring the wow factor. Each shoe is embellished by hand using waterproof resin to ensure crystals don’t fall off while you run 5k’s. For ladies like me it’s given me the opportunity to add a bit of femininity to my everyday uniform of activewear.

Mandy Tramer created Diamond Kicks after she stumbled across the idea online and as a self-confessed sports shoe junkie she quickly got to work creating a pair for herself. In 2016 she launched her own business online and a thriving Instagram feed that now boasts over 89,500 followers. A simple idea that has exploded with mass orders coming in weekly. Diamond Kicks is located in Melbourne and now ships globally taking the active world by storm and filling a gap in the market place. Since launching in 2016 she has added hats, kid’s shoes and a plethora of shoes to her collection, clients can’t get enough of this stylish brand.

This week I sat down with Mandy and had a chat about the incredible success of her brand.

Hi Mandy, I’m obsessed with your shoes. Tell me what is your number one selling product ?

Mandy – My number 1 selling product is either the Nike juvenate as it is such a slender soft sock-like style you can wear it for your weight sessions at gym or just casual comfortable shoe. The other one would be the Nike Air Max 90. This is always such a popular style when I bring out new colours – it is more of a lifestyle shoe as opposed to a workout shoe.

I can see there is an enormous amount of work goes into creating a pair of Diamond Kicks. How long does it take to custom make a pair ?

Mandy – As each crystal is hand placed one by one it does take time to crystallise a pair of kicks. Depending on the size of the design, it takes anywhere from 30mins to an hour per pair.

Im guessing after seeing your incredible Instagram following, that I’m not alone with obsession. Do you have any celebrities wearing your shoes ?

Mandy – We have a range of well known personalities wearing Diamond Kicks. These range from sports players like Jarryd Hayne who we customised a pair for him last year, to popular fitness personalities like Ashy Bines and Lauren Simpson. Our shoes are also worn by some reality TV personalities such as the girls from the Bachelor, Married at First Sight and Big Brother.

Nat – What is your personal favourite shoe ?

Mandy – It is so hard to choose as I have so many favourites- every time a new style comes out I add it to my collection- which I can say is growing a little out of control but I am starting to really like the new Adidas and New Balance Range. I have always been a Nike girl but these other brands are stepping up their shoe game and once blinded up with Swarovski crystals- they are definitely a top pick!

Okay and to wrap up Mandy describe your brand in 4 words ?

Mandy – Expressive, Active, Premium, Custom!

After chatting with Mandy I myself finally got my hands on a pair of New Balance Lifestyle Mode in Miss Monogram Pink of course, and have had them on my feet since they arrived. Comfy and stylish are two words that rarely go together, but that’s the magic behind Diamond Kicks and their philosophy of bringing a bit of sparkle to the everyday sneaker. From $110.00 the price point is reasonable and the presentation flawless.

I’ve already added a few wish list items to my Christmas list this year, and can quickly feel an addiction growing legs!

But what about you ? Would you fancy a pair of Diamond Kicks for you tootsies ? Jump online now and enter TINK10 at checkout to save 10% off full priced items.

Happy Shopping x

Mrs Tink enjoys a little Carrie moment with Alan Pinkus

It’s been over a decade since Sex and the City aired on our television screens but who can forget the friendship, the fashion, the cocktails and most importantly the SHOES! The shoes were almost a 5th character, with woman tuning in every week to see what fabulous footwear Carrie was trotting around the city in. My frock addiction quickly flicked to footwear and I literally started dressing around ‘the’ shoes. I became obsessed with finding shoes that brought a little New York high fashion to my Sunny Coast lifestyle.

Sadly I’m not Carrie Bradshaw nor do I have her budget, so you can imagine my delight when I found a brand that was fashionably fabulous without the over the top price tag. A brand that brings quality high fashion designs dripping in crystals without breaking the bank balance. Who is this designer I boast about? Alan Pinkus.

Alan Pinkus is huge on the bridal circuit, with many brides wearing their gorgeous designs on their big day. Alan Pinkus and I started our love affair a few years ago when I screamed down Myer in Melbourne after finding ‘the Carrie shoe’, the ones’ Mr Big proposed to Carrie with, although I must say that this version was even more luxe. I was not only in shock that I found them but they were also only $299.00 and not $1500+. The Keisha is a delicious shoe, encrusted with the most stunning crystal on top that would make Carrie weak at the knees.

Available in 4 colours in a satin finish this shoe is stylish for events or even dressing up a pair of jeans. Gone are the days of saving our bling for a special occasion, adding something sparkly to a casual look is the perfect way to glam it up without going over the top.

The Alan Pinkus range is created using high quality materials and crystals. The range starts at $69.00 and features not only heels but flats too. Each pair of shoes are incredibly well-made, which is proven to me time and time again, as even after wearing them day in and day out my feet never need to  ‘break them in’ and never me sore feet or blisters.

Word is quickly spreading to women globally who are reliving their own Sex and the City moment through this stylish designer by adding a fab heel to their everyday look.

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