How good is the Aus Open? Ash Barty is lighting it up, Dylan Alcott cemented his undeniable legacy and the all-Aussie men’s doubles final is arguably the most exciting thing to happen on-court since Pat Cash turned Wimbledon into an impromptu rock-climbing session. But as much as we love sport, we love gear more. Give us the gadgets, fix-its and do-whackys and we’ll tell you what’s good in our Man of Many Staff Favourites.
Nick Hall – Editor-in-Chief
As a former barber, I’ve seen my fair share of grooming products come and go. Most claim to be innovative and revolutionary, but for the most part, they recycle the same rhetoric and new-fangled language. The reality is simply this – Great quality grooming products have to get the job done, and what’s more, do it in a way that is cruelty-free. Enter Wuli Grooming.
The Aussie-made, all-natural, cruelty-free and vegan grooming range launched this week, bringing four new products into the fold. Soft to the touch and even better on the nose, Wuli Grooming really embraces the notion of quality. Loaded with 15 plant-based ingredients designed to hydrate, strengthen and nourish your hair and scalp, there’s a lot going on here, but I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’m currently undergoing the long and ardous task of growing out my hair, so adding a product that moisturises without going fluffy has been seriously beneficial. Of the four new products, I’m a big fan of the Sea Salt Spray, a throwback to the barbershop days of old. Get amongst it.
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G Fuel Yuzu Slash
Scott Purcell – Co-Founder
Haven’t heard of G Fuel? Well, you clearly don’t watch enough YouTube. The brand is an energy drink company that specifically caters to ‘gamers’ and they sponsor pretty much any legitimate streamer, YouTuber or gamer out there. As someone who’s never been too big a fan of pre-workout drinks given the speedy, hyper, anxious and fidgety feeling they often give you, G Fuel is a nice change-up that seems to give you a tonne of energy, focus and endurance without the crash or huge buzz. Think of it as a glass of focus that tastes delicious. For those of you who are regular readers of Staff Favourites, you’ll know I’m a massive fan of Pewdiepie, so I’ve been trying out his Yuzu Slash flavour lately. It’s tangy and sweet in all the right ways like a Sherbie lolly but not overpowering. So, if you’re ever feeling in a slump or sluggish mood at work, I strongly recommend trying this out.
Bonus: Channel 5 News at ComplexCon
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The Local Project Print Edition
Frank Arthur – Co-Founder
The local project is an Australian media company covering architecture, design and interiors. From galleries interviews with architects, the latest news in designer furniture and homewares and stunning videos exploring the country’s most interesting homes, everything that the Local Project publishes is a visual delight.
In addition to their digital offering, the local project also has a tri-annual print publication and I’ve recently signed up for a 12-month subscription. Each Issue features stories accompanied by stunning photography showcasing projects from some of Australia’s best architects. For a lover of design, it’s a great read and perfect addition to the coffee table and bookshelf.
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Boxhead Plastics Naiteev Recycled Plastic Golf Tees
Sam Mangioni – Journalist – Entertainment & Lifestyle
While the sport of golf won’t be winning any sustainability awards in the near future, Naiteev Recycled Plastic Golf Tees is taking the game in the right direction. With only 11.5% of plastic waste recycled in Australia, Naiteev was founded in response to the crisis our country faces. To combat the issue, the non-profit enterprise has pioneered an innovative process to produce high-performance golf tees from locally collected bumper bars. Currently producing both wedge and standard sizes, their range has me covered from irons to drivers on the tee box. With the company still in its infancy, I can’t wait to see what other products they come out with in the future!
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Sunny Arvo Organic Aperitivo
Denise Barnes – Head of Branded Content
Certified organic and handcrafted in Melbourne, the Three Foxes Sunny Arvo Organic Aperitivo is the perfect addition to your Summer spritz. With ingredients such as citrus, rosella, lemon myrtle, and some aromatic spices, it’s the ideal marriage of bitter and sweet flavours. The beautifully packaged 500ml bottle contains 6.3 standard drinks and has an ABV of 16%. While it tastes delicious on the rocks, it’s also so super refreshing if you add some tonic or soda water to it. I particularly enjoyed it alongside a cheese & charcuterie board and would 100% recommend the same.
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Dr. Dough Donuts
Clelia Niyikiza – Branded Content Assistant
I had the urge for doughnuts, and Dr. Dough Donuts came through in a speedy time frame! I received a box of LNY prosperous doughnuts before lunch, all within a less than 24-hour turnover. If you’re in Sydney and looking for a mouth-watering treat to snack on or to send to someone special as a gift, Dr. Dough Donuts has you covered.
They have a great selection of creative and tasty doughnuts to pick from and an option to personalise it for special occasions. These doughnuts taste as delicious as they look! I’d describe them as a soft fluffy texture with a tasty and fun topping. If you’re looking for a box of happiness for yourself or to surprise a loved one, look no further.
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