SMART Spotlight: Victoria K

May 24th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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There have been so many amazing entries for Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign that they’ve decided to shine a spotlight each week on one of their many inspiring entries! Meet last week’s SMART spotlight star, Victoria K!

This 11-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter is wasting no time in following her dreams – this young rocker has just released her debut single “Monster”. Wow! As well as singing, Victoria also enjoys Taekwondo, acting, and playing the piano and guitar. You can follow her journey on Instagram: @victoria_k_music and Twitter: @VictoriaK2004.

Victoria is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like:

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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SMART Spotlight: Katie Marks

May 23rd, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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Congratulations to Katie Marks, the April winner of Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign!

This talented 14-year-old hails from Victoria and has been dancing since 2006! She loves lyrical, neo, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop and just dancing in general, as well as acro and dancing! Katie also enjoys acting and attending musicals and plays. Don’t be surprised to see this talent teen on the big screen some day!

Katie is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like:

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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Little Sea Trying Vegan Snacks!

May 5th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff, Celebrity

Our friends at PETA do a lot of great work standing up for animals and their rights. They’ve shared with us this super cute video of Oliver and Leighton from awesome Aussie band Little Sea, trying out tasty Vegan snacks in the US. The food looks super tasty – we can see why stars like Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus have switched to eating vegan! Plus the guys are pretty cute in this video too. 😉

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Join the Slime Cup!

April 21st, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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Love a messy challenge? Coming soon to Nickelodeon is a new adventure series called Slime Cup and YOU can be part of the action! In this fun new show, kids across Australia and New Zealand team up with their best friend and compete in the ultimate slimy competition. Slime Cup turns up the slime-o-meter, so if you think you’ve seen everything slime you haven’t seen anything yet!

If you’ve got the speed, the smarts and a stomach of steel, there’s still a chance to audition online. Head to www.nick.com.au for more details and to submit your best audition video. Entries close THIS SUNDAY, April 24. Good luck!

 

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SMART Spotlight: Kaitlyn Thomas

April 11th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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Congratulations to Kaitlyn Thomas, the March winner of Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign!

This 15-year-old singer songwriter from Melbourne has been performing since she was eight years old. She loves writing and singing country music and is so dedicated to her craft that she works on her music every day – even before school! This talented girl has won the Australian Songwriters Association Youth Songwriter of the Year and Australian Children’s Music Foundation Songwriter. She recently received an endorsement with Maton Guitars Australia and is currently in the USA performing her original music in Nashville and Los Angeles. Wow! Kaitlyn in not just a singer songwriter, she’s also an actress and has a strong social conscience – she spends many hours performing and presenting for various charities around Australia and is an avid ambassador for the Bully Zero Australia Foundation.

Kaitlyn is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, it’s not too late to be in the running for the April campaign! Head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/ to join. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like: 

 

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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#designgoals

March 16th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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The Cubby House Challenge at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is on again, and we can definitely say that these aren’t your typical cubby houses! Building and architectural firms have been putting together designs for the ultimate dream cubby house and the list has been narrowed down to five finalists, including the one you see in the picture above!

These finished designer cubby houses will then be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Kids Under Cover, which is a charity for youth homelessness and also provides mentors and scholarships to disadvantaged kids. Check out these amazing structures at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from March 16-20, where you can vote for one to be awarded the People’s Choice Award. You can also help out and donate to Kids Under Cover anytime!

For more information or even to bid on one of these cubby houses, head to: http://www.cubbyhousechallenge.org.au.

Celebrate your SMARTs!

March 15th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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We’re all about celebrating the amazing things that make you girls you so we’ve teamed up with Luv Ur Skin on their awesome SMART campaign! Being smart isn’t just about being book smart – the campaign celebrates girls being the best version of themselves in all different fields like:
Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

So if you have a special achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/ to join the campaign! You can get creative with how you present your story and even share it as a drawing, picture or video.

Selected entries will be posted on the site and then each month one special achievement will win an awesome Luv Ur Skin pack featuring all their products and also be spotlighted on Luv Ur Skin and Girl Power websites and social media!

New Look GP!

March 8th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in The Magazine

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Our April issue (which also happens to be our 150th issue, wooh!) hit Aussie stands yesterday and you probably noticed that it looks a little different. So many of you amazing readers have grown up with us, so we thought that it was time for us to do a little growing up too.  We’re super excited over our new look and hope you girls will love it as much as we do! To celebrate, we’ve got a cool comp just for you girls over at our Instagram @girlpowermag, so make sure you’re following us, head on over there and let your creativity flow!

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WIN: #improvilicious Tickets!

February 16th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff, Competition

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The Melbourne Comedy Festival is just around the corner and it includes a fun show just for teens and tweens! Whether you’re social media obsessed or love watching improvised comedy, you’ll want to check out #Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to the Internet – it’s from the team behind The Improvised Guide to High School and The Improvised History of the Theatre!

This improvised comedy show is for 10 to 15-year-olds and is a 50 minute crash-course in the tricks and traps of using social media like Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Kik. Performers Ben Russell and Cassie Vagliviello use random suggestions, audience participation and a cheese-grater (yes, you read that right.) to guide the show so every show is a new and unpredictable experience! #Improvilicious is happening these school holidays, 12:15pm daily Tuesdays to Sundays from March 26 to April 10 at The Powder Room, Melbourne Town Hall. For more details or to purchase tickets, head over to http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/improvilicious-the-improvised-guide-to-the-internet.

To celebrate this fun show, we’re giving away 10 double passes to the Thursday March 31 show! For your chance to win, fill in the form below:

This competition closes March 17.

Terms and conditions:
1. Competition is open to Australian residents only.
2. The competition starts at 9 am February 16, 2016 and ends 5pm on March 17, 2016 AEST.
3. This is a game of skill and entrants must answer the question: “What is your favourite form of social media and why?” The most creative answers as judged by the editorial team will win.
4. Ten winners will each receive a double pass to #Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to the Internet March 31 show.
5. The total prize pool is valued at $400.
6. Entries will be judged at 9am on March 18, 2016 at nextmedia Level 6, 207 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065.
7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. The winner will be notified via email with instructions on how to retrieve tickets.
9. All email addresses collected in the entry form will be added to the Girl Power Newsletter database. You may unsubscribe from this free service at any time.

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National Pet Adoption Day

February 4th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Animals

Hey GP Readers!

Did you know that this Saturday, February 6 is National Pet Adoption Day? This initiative by PETstock Assist and PetRescue is all about raising awareness  about pet adoption and encouraging Australians to give rescue pets a forever home. Sad but true, without adoption so many rescue pets end up in rescue shelters.

On National Pet Adoption Day pet rescue organisations will go to over 100 PETstock stores across Australia between 10am-2pm to raise awareness about this sad situation and hopefully find some rescue pets a happily furr-ever after! To find out more details including locations, check out: www.petstock.com.au/adoption-day-2016.

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