Okay, so I wanted to call this post something different but was very aware that I am going to be polite and not call them what they actually are. When I started blogging I wanted stuff. I didnt even care what the stuff was, but I wanted to be in that group that received ‘Stuff.’ After blogging for a few years, I now turn ‘stuff’ away unless I a) actually think I can bring the company interest b) I can use it within my every day life and c) I think it fits in with my overall lifestyle and children. So why, oh why oh why do brand tarts ask for everything all the time…and review everything from a blooming paper clip to a shopping carrier bag. You look desperate. Your reviews are pants and obvious! The best one I have read so far reviewed some nappies as ‘These were really good, they held the contents really well, were easy to put on and had good fastenings…’ REALLY? That is what they are designed for!

So, I thought I would list you my top 3 ‘pants‘ reviews just to remind people that a review should be about the item, it should be honest and it should be a reflection of your personal style. It should also be something you think you can do justice. These are some of the lines from the review (I will not publish the whole review incase someone gets upset, cries, tells on me and I am made to sit on a step or something).

1) Review of a baby song CD – ‘the CD was good…It played 6 songs as listed on the chart list…It was easy to put on repeat’ 

2) Review of baby food - ‘the pouch was yummy….my son loved eating it….it tasted like plums which is good, as it was plum flavour’ 

3) Review of a day out at a ‘child friendly’ place‘the day was great fun and designed for children…the activities were easy for adults to join in…this place would be great for children.’

I have been nice, I havent published the whole review although I am tempted to launch a ‘worst review of the month’ and publish it. As someone who works in Marketing, and a reviewer (when I can see a direct link to the product) I hope this has been interesting. Please remember, unless it’s filled with jam, no one loves a review tart. 

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Lilly and Sid LogoI have been a very lucky girl and was sent a stunning top for my gorgeous little Jazzy Bum by Lilly and Sid. I will be honest, I have chatted and looked at the items from Lilly & Sid on Twitter but never had a full browse of their website. Being in the Marketing Area, I can honestly say I am a bit of a stickler for websites and their appearance and I have fallen in love with the spotty trees and easy lay out of their site. Simple to use, easy to navigate, a great prompt to sign up to receive newsletters & short and compact descriptions. So, overall a great start!

After opening the package, I was presented with a lovely navy blue and white striped nautical style top. Long sleeved and so soft. Beautifully made (yes, I am that OCD I check stitching) and again, the branding carried through on the compliment slip and the labels. I am particular about my choice of clothes, tending to stick for Next, Gap and branded names, and I can say Lilly & Sid will now be a regular. He immediately loved his ‘present’ and wore it with his PJS…however, I managed to get it back off him for wearing with turned up ripped jeans the next day & his converse to go to Nanny’s house.

Lilly and Sid Blue Nautical Top

The top has now gone through the wash, and after a quick dry and iron, is ready for wearing another hundred times! The little pocket at the top is particularly cute, with Jasper filling it first with sweeties, and then a toy car…I imagine this is going to be his favourite bit!

I was sent this top to review, and can say I am very impressed by the quality. On sale currently for £20, and a generous size 5 (yes, Jasper is 3 but a tall boy!) I think the stitching, colour, make and general washing ability is very high. The team at Lilly & Sid are polite, easy to contact and from their website you can see take their customers (and by that I mean the lovely children) very seriously with a beautiful site that is fun and very relevant.

You can find out more about Lilly & Sid here:- http://www.lillyandsid.com

You can find the gorgeous Nautical Top here:- http://www.lillyandsid.com/boys/tops/boys-long-sleeved-top-nautical

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