Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunglasses to drive with


I have 2 cars, both Holden’s and about 50 years apart in age. My work car is a Holden Commodore, silver, tinted windows and related to so many of the other commodores on the road. You wouldn’t notice it and in turn no one notices me driving either.


My driving car, the one I cruise around in on my own, is a 1958 FC Holden. Black, fat and very cool.
In it I definitely get noticed and so do my sunglasses.


Red pinstripe crown Sunglasses of course; to match my celebrity red Dior lipstick.
How do I then take a photo of myself with red sunnies on? Easy, take a photo of my neighbor Bronte wearing them!


Look around and see how many drivers don’t wear sunnies whilst driving. Crazy! They help block glare and minimize UV damage to your eyes. Don’t forget the front windscreen is not tinted and glass can magnify UV glare by up to 70%!


Do you wear sunglasses to drive?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

People do need the disabled spot

I must be honest and admit that I have always wondered if the disabled parking spots were ever really used by people who could genuinely benefit from them.
There always seems to be so many of them and in prime real estate car park areas.
Obviously you say!

Right in front of the entrance, close to amenities and what is also great pram pushing spots.
I don’t park in them because I would feel terrible if someone who needed it missed out. But I still walk past thinking “As if they need so many”.

Today as I was picking up from school, I noticed that the car park at school was unusually full earlier. Even the disabled spots had cars in them. “Lazy parents who don’t want to wait”, I thought. And didn’t give it another thought as I walked through the gate.

On the way back to my car I saw a mother stopping the flow of traffic with her arms as a father pushed a young child in her wheelchair through the traffic to a car spot at the back of the car park. I felt so sad that for the sake of someone saving time, this poor parent had to endure the car park walk with a wheel chair in 27 degree heat.

Next time you go to jump into a disabled car spot, remember there are people who need it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Save Money - Wash your car


Living in an apartment meant that washing my car had long been a thing of the past. My gorgeous brother, a car detailer had taken over the job and was giving my car a weekly bath. As you can imagine with a car detailer in the family I had become a little spoilt, so when he went away for 2 weeks, it was time again to venture into the land of the car wash café.

I know it’s only $35.00, but please is a little service too much to ask? The board was so far away that I had no idea what I was getting for my money. I had chosen the 2nd cheapest package, mainly because I couldn’t cope with the smell of the detailer armpits leaning into my window and had to make a quick decision.

The whole event took 1 hour and 20 mins and after the most disgusting hot chocolate I have ever had my beeper vibrated to alert me to the half arsed job that had been done on my car. And why do they never put the sun shades back onto the window? Is it really too much effort? I realised that next time I would just wait for my brother and forget the café.

With the recent rains and the easing of water restrictions, it makes economic sense to start washing your car again! At $35.00 per wash, a weekly visit to the carwash café will cost you $1820.00 a year.

They rarely do a great job and the coffee is usually awful. A weekly wash will keep you fit, enjoying the outdoors and the excess water can be splashed onto the grass.

Grab a Galmatic Day Spa Pack. It is filled with premium Meguiars products and all comes in an oh too cute black Galmatic Tote bag.
The ultimate Car Care Pack to make sure that your car looks show finish all year round.

Pack includes:

1 x Meguairs Soft Wash Gel

1 x Meguairs Lamb’s wool Wash Mitt

1 x Meguairs Hot Shine Tyre Foam

1 x Meguairs Quik Interior Detailer

1 x Meguairs Deep Crystal Wet Look (polish)

1 x Meguairs Microwipe Super ­ Glide Chamois

1 x Galmatic calico bag

Grab a copy of the Galmatic Car Care Handbook for Girls for the best chapter on detailing your Car – We call it ‘Day Spa for your Car’

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pinstripes - Cool Retro Crown Sunglasses

Pinstripes

These sunglasses mix red hot style style with cool street cred.


Available in Hot Cherry Gloss Red

§ 100% UV protection
§ Glass lenses
§ Custom handmade frames
§ Built tough with dual hinges



Look cool cruising in these shades.

Available for Galmatic http://www.galmatic.com/

Rat Rods - Cool Retro Crown Sunglasses


Rat Rods

These sunglasses mix hot style with cool street cred.
Available in Slick Gloss Black


§ 100% UV protection
§ Glass lenses
§ Custom handmade frames
§ Built tough with dual hinges
Cruise with attitude in these shades.
Grab a pair from Galmatic http://www.galmatic.com/

Moonshine Deluxe - Cool Retro Crown Sunglasses


Unleash the 1950’s kitten in you with our cool sunglasses.
Custom designed in the US, Crown Sunglasses combine retro styling with 100% UV protection.

These frames are handmade and feature double hinges.
With names like Fetish Deluxe and Chica Boom, you will need more than one pair!

Moonshine Deluxe

These sunglasses are seriously cool. Stand out from the crowd with a little retro style. 1960’s glamour mixed with a modern twist.

Available in Cool Cobalt Blue

§ 100% UV protection
§ Glass lenses
§ Custom handmade frames
§ Built tough with dual hinges
Grab a pair from www.galmatic.com

Fetish Deluxe - Cool Retro Crown Sunglasses


Unleash the 1950’s kitten in you with our cool sunglasses.
Custom designed in the US, Crown Sunglasses combine retro styling with 100% UV protection.

These frames are handmade and feature double hinges.
With names like Fetish Deluxe and Chica Boom, you will need more than one pair!


Fetish Deluxe

The name says it all. These glasses are delicious; perfect for those early mornings. Slips these on with a dash of red lipstick and all of last night’s sins will be disguised!

Available in Luscious Glossy Black

§ 100% UV protection
§ Glass lenses
§ Custom handmade frames
§ Built tough with dual hinges
Grab yourself a pair at http://www.galmatic.com/

Chica Boom - Cool Retro Crown Sunglasses


Retro Sunglasses

Unleash the 1950’s kitten in you with our cool sunglasses.
Custom designed in the US, Crown Sunglasses combine retro styling with 100% UV protection.

These frames are handmade and feature double hinges.
With names like Fetish Deluxe and Chica Boom, you will need more than one pair!

Chica Boom

These sunglasses are red carpet showstoppers. Look like a movie star in shiny black or a screen siren in a Tortoise Shell pair that have a hint of violet on the inside! Very 1950’s.

Available in Shiny Black and Sexy Tortoise Shell

§ 100% UV protection
§ Glass lenses
§ Custom handmade frames
§ Designed to last with dual hinges
Grab a pair and look Hot Cruising www.galmatic.com