Competitions, Lotties Loves

WIN! Skip Hop Goodies from Safetots


A few weeks back the team over at Safetots sent Roo and I some gorgeous kids back pack from one of my favourite companies Skip Hop.  I first discovered Skip Hop when my brother sent Roo over a fabulous giraffe lunchbag which was quirky and great for those first days at nursery. Safetots specialise in baby safety and all those essential items that parents need when they start their journey into babyproofing and parenthood and pride themselves on offering a wide selection of popular parenting items available with next day delivery.

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Silentnight Febreze Mattress Protector – Dreamy Bedtime Slumber


Let’s face it we all love a good night sleep and as parents come the end of the day our beds are pretty inviting places.  Getting the kids to bed though can be stressful and sometimes taxing; miss that window of opportunity and it can be a long night of excuses and running up and down stairs.  So any product that might aid in the bedtime routine is worth a look at and I was intrigued when we were sent a Silentnight Febreze mattress protector that was infused with the soothing lavender scent of Febreze I was looking forward to putting it on Roo’s new bed.

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Lotties Loves

Unleash Your Inner Animal with Snazaroo Face Paints


If there is one thing kids love to have done it is having their face painted.  Roo in particular will jump at every opportunity to have her face painted; usually it’s a tiger or a snow leopard as she is obsessed with the big cats.  You only have to see her hiding in the grass on our recent visit to Twycross Zoo to see just what a buzz it gives her and she totally goes into character when she has her face painted.


One company that has the art of face painting down to a T is Snazaroo.  Their face paints are legendary amongst parents and are often what you will see used at most birthday parties or events.  Their product range is huge from traditional single pots of coloured face paint, through to specialist neon paints, effect paints, glitter dusts and gels there is something for even the most basic of artists such as myself!  The best news is that the paints are totally washable (cheers from parents everywhere) and they are non-toxic too so no worries if your kids end up licking the odd bit!

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

The Importance of Not Dragging Your Children Into a Divorce


The one thing I promised myself when I got divorced last year is that Roo would not become a pawn to be used to score points and make me look the better parent.  Even though our marriage had failed having a beautiful, smart, clever daughter was something we are incredibly proud of and she is still the most important and treasured thing in both our lives.  Sadly though couples can lose sight of the importance of their children when getting divorced.

My latest guest post has some helpful advice to make sure you don’t drag them into your arguments and wrangling

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Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Beautiful Summer Shoes

I love summertime, the chance to put on flip flops and beautiful sandals make my feet happy.  As much as I love my heels I do love the freedom that running around in flats give me and it does make running around after Roo a lot easier.


So when the lovely team behind Esska shoes got in touch about a review of their gorgeous, stylish ladies shoes I was only too happy to oblige.  Esska shoes was formed in 2006 and their beautiful shoes are now sold in over 200 boutiques across the globe.

Souraya Karami, Esska’s founder and designer, originally trained and worked as an architect before deciding that her future lay in shoes.  Having studied and re-trained in footwear design at the renowned Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion, Souraya spent a couple of years honing her skills before starting the Esska marque out of the spare bedroom of her East London flat.

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