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Sneaker LAB Premium Shoe Care Kit: review and giveaway!

Sneaker LAB
When you have a gazillion children, like I do (please, love my drama, don’t hate on it) you’re always eager to find quicker and easier ways of doing things. One such thing has been the saving grace of Sneaker LAB – an innovative premium shoe care product that is helping me keep my teen (and tots) sneakers looking fresher for longer. Yes, it’s possible! Let me show you how (and give you a shoe care kit to try out for yourself!)

S1Step 1:
After using a Michael Jackson face mask to protect my nostrils as I unearthed some of his dirtiest sneakers from under his bed, I used the Premium Brush, on Kyles favorite pair of kicks, to brush away any loose dirt. I then generously sprayed on the Sneaker Cleaner. This non-soap, water based solution is 100% biodegradable (you’re welcome, Earth) and you can even use it on your suede or nubuck shoes.

S2Step 2:
Because my child does not believe in doing things moderately, I needed to use the Premium Brush again, to scrub those heavy dirty areas. You can dip the brush into some water, if you need help getting those stains out. In this pic, I tried the Premium Brush on his suede Adidas and I can confidently say that the sturdy bristles are soft enough to care for your suede’s but tough enough to scrub out those stubborn marks. A bit like me, I would say.

S4Step 3:
Using a microfiber cloth, I gave the sneakers a good wipe down and allowed it to air dry. Once it was sufficiently clean and dry, I sprayed a good dose of the Sneaker Protector onto the entirety of the shoe. The Sneaker Protector is a water-based treatment that acts as an invisible protective barrier. This is especially helpful when using it on newer sneakers, since it helps to keep it looking newer and cleaner for longer.

S3Step 4:
Once this was done, I applied a large amount of Odor Protector to make those sneakers smell as fresh as a daisy. I love that this product is literally the Batman to my teenagers bacteria-causing-odor related shoe problems. Amazeballs.

S6The result: Excellent! And I didn’t break my back while doing it! You guys, Sneaker LAB is a product after my own heart. They even have Premium Sneaker Wipes – beautifully thick wet wipes of sorts, designed to clean your sneakers AND protect it! Yep, these babies are filled with Sneaker Cleaner solution, which helps to condition and protect shoes. They worked wonderfully on Curly’s little sneakers and on mama’s favorite suede heels. (Not that I’ve been wearing them lately, because: swollen preggy feet).

S7All in all, Sneaker LAB has totally impressed me and my spreadsheet brain. I LOVE that the company cares about the environment too and that all of their products are natural and do not contain nasty chemicals but rather use pro-bacterial technology that is safe for the environment. Score! You can use any of these products on canvas, leather, suede and nubuck. Check out the Sneaker LAB website for more info.

Right, now to our giveaway! We want to give you your very own Sneaker LAB Premium Shoe Care Kit (like the one I’ve used in this tut) and a very cool SL cap and tshirt!

Sneaker LABTo enter, simply follow the Rafflecopter prompts below and please don’t forget to follow me on Facebook to find out if you’re a winner next Friday, 31st March!

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Sneaker LAB but all the content, opinion and pics of my kids smelly sneakers are entirely my own. I promise.

Dressing the bump: Yummy Mummy Maternity {WIN!}

Yummy Mummy MaternityMarch is the month of #dressingthebump. Yep, I’ve claimed it! And I am totally enjoying the beautiful maternity and body positive clothing that I get to showcase while doing so. This week I model the very stylish and comfortable Yummy Mummy Maternity capsule collection.  Made of high quality fabrics, with that growing mummy belly in mind, the capsule collection is a mix of four basic maternity wear items. (Wana win one? Stay tuned!) (more…)

Books that made me appreciate life

appreciate lifeWhenever my birthday comes around, I find myself valuing the gift of life, love and family. We are so blessed! All of us. Yes, even without Kim Kardashian hair. I’ve been enjoying a few amazing reads from Christian Art Media, that made me appreciate life even more. These books helped me to self reflect, clear my head space (which is usually difficult if you have a spreadsheet brain) and realign my thoughts. They say you are what you think. It’s the TRUTH! I’ve found that when I focus my thoughts on that which is good, my mood is instantly lifted, my goals become clearer and I am able to face challenges with a smile on my face! So, to say happy birthday to me, I’d like to give some of these amazing books to one reader. But first, more on the books: (more…)

Dressing the bump: Love My Body Creations

Love My Body CreationsMarch is my birth month and this year I get to celebrate it with a huge baby bump en tow! Because of this, I am claiming this month as the month of #dressingthebump! Yep, I want to show you guys just how easy it is to be pregnant AND fabulous at the same time! I love that there are a whole bunch of really amazing, Proudly South African, maternity and shapely body wear brands that encourage you to love your body shape. Today we have a look at a stunning range over at Love My Body Creations. Stacey, the owner, is a darling and her clothes are stunning! But hey, enough talk, check out the pics: (more…)

Books that help you parent like a boss!

Books that help you parent like a boss
If you have kids, I’m sure you’ll agree that a large chunk of your life goes into being a parent. It’s a serious job (no one tells you about the fine print) and we are a bit hard on ourselves sometimes. I don’t know about you, but I never feel like I’m doing it right! But parents, we need to cut ourselves some slack! For starters, if you love your kids and want the best for them, you’re already doing a great job. *pats self on back* Secondly, there are so many amazing resources available to empower and guide you. I’ve been getting into some books that help you parent like a boss… you know, efficiently, effectively and with wisdom! And I want to give some of them to you! But first, more on these books: (more…)

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