Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway

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I’m not big on fashion and beauty but sometimes I come across a brand that makes me feel happy and warm inside.  When the Vintage Cosmetic Company introduced their products to me, it made me smile. Who wouldn’t want to feel elegant and hark back to the 1950s while using good quality beauty accessories. The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a British brand offering a range of high quality beauty accessories with a pretty, feminine design. The brand has seen strong… Continue Reading “Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway”

Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event

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When I told work colleagues I was going to a hotter blogger event, they laughed.  And told me I was an old woman.  My previous experience of hotter was limited to a quick look into my local store in Banbury, and speaking to the PR team at a blogger conference. My initial impressions before going to the event, were that hotter shoes didn’t really fill my shoe needed.  The colours had attracted me to look at some of their shoes.… Continue Reading “Changing perceptions at a hotter shoes event”

Get school shoes ready with Brantano

Get school shoes ready with Brantano - Bubbablue and me

I’m really hoping I’ve got everything ready for school now. Compared with last year when everything was new and needed buying, I’m fairly relaxed this time. I’ve got 1 new polo shirt and 1 new jumper to replace old scrappy ones from last year, and N’s got new school trousers and shorts sorted out. But for school shoes and trainers we were sent off to review Brantano. Brantano is generally somewhere I’ve gone for N’s trainers and wellies, but not… Continue Reading “Get school shoes ready with Brantano”

Mummy style in the words of a 5 year old

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What is mummy style? For most mums I know it’s jeans of various styles, or leggings with a variety of tops, boots or ballet pumps, or sandals/Birkenstocks dependent on the season. Any mums who turn up on the school run wearing dresses/skirts and heels (especially those who aren’t in workwear), I’m always impressed with. Because since having N, I have managed to get back in heels other that on the occasional night out. I live in jeans (or trousers for… Continue Reading “Mummy style in the words of a 5 year old”

How to be a super efficient money-saving shopper

how to be a super efficient money saving shopper - Bubbablue and me

I do a lot of shopping. Actually I lie.  I do a lot of wandering round town and buying little bits and pieces I need, but rarely do a browsing shopping trip. And I’m talking clothes.  I usually buy jeans from M&S or Sainsbury’s when I need them, but rarely shop for myself for clothes apart from sale season.  I’m usually looking out for clothes for N instead. But I seem to have a reputation amongst friends for being a… Continue Reading “How to be a super efficient money-saving shopper”

Summer clothes at Mothercare

Boys summer clothes at Mothercare - Bubbablue and me

When I shop for clothes there’s always the same shops I go to.  Mothercare is one of the shops that is still there in our town but I rarely visit now N’s that bit older.  I usually nip in on the off chance, usually to check out swim wear or basic t shirts, but rarely buy much.  So when offered some summer clothes for review I was looking forward to seeing what was available now N’s in that awkward age where… Continue Reading “Summer clothes at Mothercare”

Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway

walking on aid with a review of Wolky Wedge sandals - Bubbablue and me

Whenever it’s time to get a new pair of shoes my heart always falls.  Ok, so you don’t put on weight on your feet so in theory shoes should always fit, but I always struggle to find a pair because a size 5 is too small and size 6s are like boats.  But when I was asked to review a pair of shoes from Wolkyshop I was looking forward to them arriving…and just praying they would fit. Wolky are a… Continue Reading “Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway”

Getting kids dressed for summer

Getting kids dressed for summer - Bubbablue and me

A glorious British summer is just around the corner (we hope). What with the prospect of some sunshine, enjoying ice creams in the park and trips out to the seaside, there also comes the stress of dressing kids for summer. Without a doubt summer is the season that requires the most outfit changes, from spilled ice lollies to ripped knees, from falling over and moans of “I’m too hot”.  Being prepared for it in advance gives mums a good head… Continue Reading “Getting kids dressed for summer”

Barefeet to boots – the 7 stages of children’s shoes

barefoot to boots, 7 stages of kids shoes Bubbablue and me

Children grow so quickly, but when you see them every day, it’s hard to see it until they grow out of their clothes.  Or are stood next to someone else’s child and you realise they’ve shot past them in height. But I’ve noticed that footwear can make a real difference in how they look.  Put them in a certain type of shoe, and all of a sudden they look 2 years older, and you’re wondering where the years have gone.… Continue Reading “Barefeet to boots – the 7 stages of children’s shoes”

Oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May with LisaB Styling

oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May Oxford

For someone who currently lives in jeans and tops or jumpers outside work, and black trousers and brighter tops in work, a styling event doesn’t sound like somewhere you’d fine me.  But last week, I met up with other Oxfordshire Bloggers for a styling event at an independent boutique in Oxford, Olivia May. Organised by Kate who runs Oxfordshire Bloggers, the event brought together some of the usual crowd plus some other newer bloggers and business owners, to find out… Continue Reading “Oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May with LisaB Styling”