PaperKrane

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Jun 252018
 

As expected of a baby who came into the world weighing a whopping 4.6kg our boy Ted didn’t stay little for long. Our big friendly giant has the strongest legs and is putting them to the test as much as he can, pulling himself up on couches, chairs and safety gates over and over again and falling over just as many times. With his first wobbly steps just around the corner he’s been wearing in his first pair of shoes, aren’t they gorgeous?

Designed right here in Australia by two clever mamas PaperKrane is destined to be the new go-to footwear label for growing Aussie feet. From cheeky crawlers to solid steps and rapid racing, PaperKrane has got a fit and a style that’s right for every little boy or girl, starting at a tiny size 0 all the way up to size 13.

Depending on the shoe size PaperKrane shoes feature either a SOFTI, MIDI or FLEXI sole, ensuring your child gets the right comfort and support for their age, stage and abilities. With Ted being a big boisterous boy he has jumped right past the faux suede SOFTI soles and started at MIDI. I just love how the suede sole gives him freedom to move and the durable suede noses protect his toes. The soft leather bends, moves and adjusts to his chubby feet beautifully.

My busybees Harriet and Sybil can skip, hop, jump and run to their heart’s content on the FLEXI natural rubber sole. Being active kids they never sit still and the flexible rubber sole doesn’t restrict them in their movements, they can stand on their tippy toes and the rubber just bends with them! On the inside the breathable cotton lining keeps feet comfortable and dry while the durable leather heel and toe offers support, protection and shape no matter what the activity.

All PaperKrane shoes are slip-ons (yes, even the lace-up styles), because let’s be honest, who has time for tricky knots or velco straps that catch onto everything! But don’t let the slip-on aspect fool you, my three guinea pigs have thoroughly tested them and thanks to the elasticised gussets your PaperKranes stay firmly in place until you’re ready to take them off.

Hip Tip: If you like to shake things up and change your look make sure you add a colourful Lace Pack (RRP $6.50) to your order, that way you can give your PaperKrane lace-ups a trendy makeover whenever you feel like it.

Not sure what size to get? Check out the helpful PaperKrane size chart to find the correct size based on your child’s foot measurement or Australian/European shoe size, that way you can purchase with confidence.

To find out more about PaperKrane, to browse the range and to order online visit www.paperkrane.com.au.

Dec 092016
 

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Christmas Countdown – Day 9

With just 15 sleeps to go until Christmas Eve the countdown is now well and truly on. We’ve already told you where to find the ideal Christmas outfits for your tribe but of course we want to make sure the entire picture is top-notch. From the top of their heads to the tips of their wiggly toes, we’ll point you in the right direction.

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When it comes to kids’ feet you can trust Tiptoe & Co to support them in all the right places with a fantastic range of baby and children’s shoes from some of the best labels in Australia and across the globe. From teeny, tiny baby feet up to a size 35, they have growing feet of all sizes covered.

freycoo-stella-sandalIf you are looking for the perfect summer shoe to complete your little girl’s festive outfit you will be pleased to know Tiptoe & Co is fully stocked for Summer with loads of gorgeous leather sandals. These pretty leather Freyco Stella sandals (RRP $39.95) are my favourites, I just love the pink and turquoise together. A handy size chart is available on each product page and if you need more help friendly owner Chelsea is only an email away, now that’s good customer service.

my-first-volley-goldAside from Christmas and New Year celebrations the upcoming months are also hot favourites for weddings and engagement parties, so many great opportunities to add a bit of extra sparkle and shine to your baby’s outfit. These totally adorable My First Volleys (RRP $29.95) in metallic gold are the ultimate party shoe for your bundle of joy. The stretchy opening and elastic laces make them a breeze to put on chubby baby feet.

babiatorsNow that Summer is here and the sun is out it is more important than ever to protect precious little eyes against harmful UVA and UVB. Tiptoe & Co is a proud stockist of the awesome Babiators sunglasses range: Made from high quality rubber Babiators sunnies (RRP $33.95, ages 0-6) are super flexible and virtually unbreakable, now that’s what I call kid-tough. With two different styles and sizes and a rainbow of funky colours to choose from there is a perfect pair of every cool kid and they all come with a hard-to-beat replacement guarantee.

To find out more about Tiptoe & Co, to browse the range and to order online visit www.tiptoeandco.com.au.

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Nov 132015
 

One of the many things I love about having a new baby in our family is celebrating all the ‘firsts’. A first smile, a first tooth, a first step… no matter how many children you have these milestones will always be special. With December just around the corner I am very much looking forward to celebrating Harriet’s first Christmas and of course I’ve picked her first pair of Cheeky Little Soles party shoes already:

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Like the rest of the Cheeky Little Soles range the gorgeous Baby Ballet Slippers ($35.95, available in sizes Small to Extra Large) are designed right in Australia and made with the softest high-quality leather.

Ballet Slipper SilverWhether it’s Christmas, a Christening or naming day, a wedding or a birthday, these pretty infant ballet flats are the finishing touch to your baby girl’s special outfit and with nine beautiful colours to choose from there is a perfect match for every look. Festive shades like Scarlet Red and Silver Sparkle are always popular this time of year so be quick and grab a pair if you don’t want to miss out!

To make sure those little tootsies stay comfortable all day long the baby ballet slippers are flexible and breathable and have a soft sole that allows for your baby’s feet to move naturally. Cheeky Little Soles owner and mum Lisa knows how annoying it is when baby shoes keep slipping off those tiny baby feet so she has specifically designed the baby ballet slippers to be easy to put on AND stay on, leaving you to enjoy the party instead of looking for lost shoes.

If you’re not 100% sure of your baby’s size or if you are buying the shoes as a gift just refer to the handy Cheeky Little Soles size chart to determine the correct size, easy as pie.

To find out more about Cheeky Little Soles, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au.

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Aug 152015
 

Orly

As the birth of our new baby boy or girl is coming closer I am starting to think about the delivery and all the things I still need to organise. My pretty Designer Mamas birthing gown (so much nicer than those faded hospital gowns!) is washed and ready and I’ve booked in a last appointment at the hairdresser, all that’s left is to freshen up my toenails with a touch of colour while I can still reach and see them!

Orly Colour Palette

Classic or modern, light or dark, matte, shiny or sparkly, plain and simple or bold and bright… with over 150 different shades to choose from the Orly nail lacquer palette contains a perfect colour for every woman.

Orly Haute RedPersonally I love wearing sandals as soon as the weather allows so during the spring and summer months my toe nails are permanently painted, usually with a pop of vibrant red. Obviously it won’t make the birth any easier but at least I know my toes will be all smooth and shiny in the Orly best-seller Haute Red (RRP $18.95, 18ml), hopefully the doctor and midwives delivering our baby will love it too.

Orly NailtritionAfter a long winter of covering those piggies up with socks and boots my nails will need a bit of extra attention before I can splash on the paint. Containing collagen, wheat protein, keratin and bamboo extract Orly Nailtrition (RRP $19.95, 18ml) is specifically created to help strengthen peeling nails and stimulate healthier, faster growth over the course of 14 days. With my big baby bump in the way applying 1-2 coats a day will be quite the exercise so I may have to ask hubby for help, but at least those nails will be good to go in time for the spring season.

To find out more about Orly, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.orlybeauty.com.au.

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VIVOBAREFOOT, healthy shoes for active kids

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Apr 172015
 

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When it comes to babies and infants most parents are well aware and agree that going barefoot is the healthiest choice for little feet. We let our small children crawl and toddle around without shoes whenever possible or opt for soft soled shoes that allow their growing feet to develop naturally. The big question is, when does ‘barefoot is best’ end?

VIVOBAREFOOT Kids

At VIVOBAREFOOT they believe that ‘barefoot is best’ is a lifestyle, and by walking barefoot from early on people can grow strong and naturally healthy feet. They first created the original barefoot shoe in 2003 and today they offer the largest range of barefoot shoes on the market. You may have seen the ‘grown-up’ VIVOBAREFOOT shoes around but have you spotted the VIVOBAREFOOT kids range too?

Neo Velcro WhiteBecause a child’s foot is not fully formed until late teenage years and consists of bones that are soft and malleable, any artificial alternations in the shape of ‘pre-formed’ shoes (e.g. stiff materials and hard soles, padded pitch and arch support) will interfere with natural foot development. Allow your child’s feet to get naturally strong and go barefoot with one of VIVOBAREFOOT’s trendy kids shoes.

Neo Velcro PinkWhether you need a traditional black school shoe, a white runner for PE, a stylish boot, a comfy water shoe or a colourful sneaker for sport and play the VIVOBAREFOOT range has got all kids feet covered from a tiny size 18 up to a generous size 36. Our very active miss 4 is always running, jumping, climbing, crawling, hopping or skipping so these bright pink Neo Kids shoes (RRP $89.95) are perfect for her and the velcro closure makes them super easy and quick to put on (ideal for kindy days!).

At first the VIVOBAREFOOT design takes a bit of getting used to, but when you see how easy her feet slide into the shoe, how lightweight and breathable the shoe is and how it wraps around the natural shape of the foot the barefoot principle is very obvious. According to miss 4 her Neo Velcro Kids shoes are very comfy and she can run really fast in them so she’s a happy little camper.

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To find out more about Vivobarefoot, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.vivobarefoot.com/au.

Treat mum to an in-home manicure/pedicure this Mother’s Day

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Apr 132015
 

I don’t know about you but I am always a bit jealous of women with beautifully manicured hands and feet. I would love to be able to visit a nail salon regularly and get pampered but sadly my busy schedule and budget just don’t allow for it. If you feel the same you will be pleased to know that thanks to Remington you can give your hands that much-wanted makeover yourself in the comfort of your own home at just a fraction of the cost.

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The Remington Flawless Nails Manicure & Pedicure Kit (RRP $49.95) is a compact beauty set that contains all the essential tools you need for a salon-style mani pedi (the only thing missing is the salon worker but a generous hubby makes a perfect beauty specialist too!).

Remington Flawless NailsThe multifunctional handheld device can be used to file, shape, clean, buff and even remove callus, simply by connecting one of the many nail care attachments. With ten different attachments to choose from you can really personalise your treatment to suit your nails perfectly. The Flawless Nails unit is easy to use so you’ll feel like a real professional in no time, if you’re not quite sure what to use each piece for a handy manual is included to get you started.

Remington Flawless Nails KitThe handheld unit has a cordless runtime of up to 2,5 hours (that’s a very decent nail treatment!) and can easily be recharged within the storage case. At $49.95 the Flawless Nails kit is a well-priced Mother’s Day gift that, unlike a costly gift voucher for a one-time treatment at your local salon, can be enjoyed over and over again providing excellent value for money. As always Remington offers welcome peace of mind with a generous 2-year product warranty.

All 14 pieces are packed neatly together in a nice storage case, so you can easily take the kit with you wherever you go or store when not in use. Nice bonus: The built-in high speed dryer helps your nail polish to dry quick smart, stay tuned for more nail polish tips (and a giveaway!) tomorrow.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.

Apr 112015
 

Duukies

Since starting swimming lessons last year our four kids can’t get enough of the water, but getting to the water is not always as easy as they would like. Whether it’s a hot and sandy beach, a rocky lake side or a slippery pool deck, often there are some obstacles to overcome for little swimmers. Dutch designer label Duukies has come up with the perfect way to help little feet find their way into the water:

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Duukies Beach Socks (RRP $34.95) are the hip and comfortable way to keep kids’ feet safe in and around the water. Brand new to Australia these clever nylon/neoprene beach socks are sure to be a huge hit, after all we are blessed with beautiful weather for most of the year and you will have a hard time finding an Aussie kid who doesn’t love the water!

Duukies Beach Socks LieveDuukies are comfortable to wear, protect against the sun, hot sand and sharp rocks, are slip-resistant, easy to put on and they won’t be in your way when swimming (unlike the traditional stiff and uncomfortable water shoes). There are currently six colourful designs to choose from to suit both boys and girls with sizes ranging from a tiny 4 up to a big 4. Not only do Duukies match up with your favourite swimmers, just like your cossie they dry in a flash too.

To find out more about Duukies, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.duukies-beachsocks.com.au.

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