Have you heard about the incredibly Social bra? Yes, that’s Social with a capital S, as Nestle Fitness have designed a bra which tweets every time it’s unhooked. Although it’s not available on the high street yet, you can follow it, where else but Twitter. There’s a serious message behind it too, promoting breast cancer awareness and reminding you to check your breasts every month.
I’m sure I’m not alone in having an endless to do list, especially at this time of year with birthdays, school plays and parties and Christmas to prepare for. However, despite the madness I always have time to catch up on Twitter and this is where the idea of a Tweeting Bra comes in.
Follow The Tweeting Bra which is being worn for 2 weeks by Greek celebrity Maria Bakodimou (starting last week on November 19th). Every time she unhooks it a message will be sent to the phone with the designated @TweetingBra account and a tweet is posted, reminding followers to examine themselves.
I had to take a look for myself and just love the tweets. This is one of my favourites:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and it doesn’t only affect women, of these about 400 are men.
The good news is that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are now twice as likely to survive the disease for at least ten years than those diagnosed forty years ago.
- Don’t forget to follow the official Tweeting Bra Twitter account (@TweetingBra) and RT any tweets you see so lots of people hear about the campaign.
- You can also keep up to date by searching for the hashtag #tweetingbra
- Always stay in the know by following the action with the hashtag #tweetingbra
- And if you’re not sure what to check when you’re examining yourself you can find some useful tips over on the Tweeting Bra website
This post has been sponsored by Nestle Fitness, but all thoughts are my own.
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Today my thoughts have turned firmly towards the school run. Since I’ve never done the school run before I’m not really sure what to expect but on the couple of occasions I’ve visited the school the fashions have been quite wide-ranging. There are the women who are so immaculate you wonder if they actually care for their children; the slummy mummies who look like they’ve just rolled out of bed; the sporty mums who look like they’re going straight on a run after they’ve dropped their children off and then there are the mum’s who look like me, pretty nondescript.
As I may well be meeting the same mums at the school gates for the next 8 years I want to look my best for
my the toddlers’ first day of term. I’ve decided that as I will soon have a child of school age I must dress accordingly. I’m sure I heard somewhere that people form their first impressions within the first three seconds of meeting you. So I want to be looking my best, effortlessly cool and calm (rather than the stressed and shouty variety of mum I really am).
In preparation I’ve had a good sort out of my wardrobe which has left it half empty. I had a good look for suitable clothes at the shops today. Although my eyes are always drawn to the vast display of handbags, and you know there’s always a need for a new one, instead I walked firmly past to the clothes. Fortunately for me there was a sale on and I picked up some lovely new outfits.
I’ve recently had my hair cut, my new wardrobe is taking shape nicely. Next up is the toddler who needs his first school uniform. I can’t wait to take him shopping for that, then spend the evening sewing on name labels! I would love to hear your thoughts on dressing for the school run.
This post is brought to you in association with New Look
I think I talk a lot about the weather but it’s a national obsession, isn’t it? Today the weather is very cold after a lovely warm and sunny weekend. Little Sis has been snug and warm though, thanks to the tights she has been trying out from DaisychainBaby.
DaisychainBaby is an online eco-friendly boutique selling clothing, accessories and gifts for children aged 0-5. We were sent a pair of Slugs & Snails tights, from the Original Boys Tights Company. Whilst I’m sure Big Brother wouldn’t have a problem wearing tights as he has permanently cold feet, unfortunately he’s too big for them, so Little Sis has been enjoying them!
The tights feature a fun mushroom pattern and go really well with her City shorts look. They are lovely quality and the design completely covers the tights which means they can be worn on their own or with shorts or a skirt. They suit her very long legs but still have oodles of room for growth.
I think she looks great and they are a really fun product for boys and girls. DaisychainBaby have kindly offered readers of the gingerbread house a discount on any purchases from their online shop. Visit www.daisychainbaby.co.uk and simply type in the code REVIEW to receive a 20% discount.