Since having Molly-May i started to use a changing bag again and i have been through quite a few now they always had something not quite right so it didn’t take long for me to move onto another brand. I had too big, worn out too quickly, not my colour and one just didn’t match my pushchair, yes that’s me, very picky indeed! I want a bag which is not too girly, not too big, easy to clean and has to last for quite a while.
A few weeks ago something literally “flew” into my house and its rather blooming gorgeous
don’t you think?
Now you might have heard about the fabulous Pink Lining Range already but if not here is a little bit more info about the bag:
On the exterior of the bag there is a large canvas pocket with the Blooming Gorgeous slogan
and patch and two side flap pockets in body fabric.
The bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap that is long enough to fit over any
pram/buggy handle bars.
Internal Features: 2x insulated bottle holders, 2x nappy pockets, pen holder, key fob, mirror, phone pocket, small zip pocket, padded changing mat and wet zip bag.
The Bag size is slightly wider then the other styles which gives you more room:
38(L) x 25.5(H) x 19(W) cm
Just to compare the Yummy Mummy Bag dimensions are:
38(L) x 28(H) x 14(W)cm
What i love about my new Blooming Gorgeous Changing Bag:
The Space – I love the fact that i can fit everything i need for going out into the bag and its not overflowing, my old changing bag was most of the time unzipped because i couldn’t fit it all in!
The Print – The owls are just adorable and i am a big fan off the laminated finish which makes it so easy to clean when its getting dirty! The wet bag is a great little extra and comes in very handy i store Molly-May’s spare Clothes in there:
Attention to detail –All the tiny little details from the leather straps to the elastic side pockets, the red 2 way zip and the adjustable shoulder strap which can be taken off the bag very easily.
I think the metal studs on the bottom off the bag are a big must have for any chaining bag to avoid getting the canvas bottom dirty!
Favourite Feature – that has to be the handle clip which connects both handles together, no more fussing around with the strap sliding off your shoulder whilst carrying the bag!!! Its such a simple but clever idea!
No more fiddling around with the straps when you want to pick up your bag!
What i wasn’t so keen on:
It would be great if there would be a outside zip pocket to store my PL wallet in to make room for other baby essentials.
I am not a big fan of large changing mats because i just feel they take up too much room in the bag, but the changing mat which comes with the bag is nicely padded and a good size mat.
The following 2 statements are very much a personal choice of mine:
50% of the time i leave my buggy in the car and baby wear Molly-May and although i can cross the strap around my shoulders i feel like it is just a tiny bit on the short side for me to do so:
When i was looking through the different Pink Lining Bags i excluded the Yummy Mummy design straight away because i don’t feel like a “Yummy Mummy” and secondly i don’t think Mr. C. would ever carry it because he would think its way too girly.
So what is my overall verdict?
The Blooming Gorgeous Tote from Pink Lining is a really pretty bag which is easy to clean and all the little extras makes it such a practical, stylish and perfect changing bag for all those busy mums out there. I have no doubt that my Blooming Gorgeous Bag will tackle our busy family lifestyle no problem and will last for quite a while!
Whilst browsing the website i came across the matching wallet and with my old wallet ready for the bin i decided to treat myself to a matching purse to go with my bag and as you might see on the picture i am rather fond of the owl design! I went to a local market the other day and picked up those gorgeous owl leather shoes for Molly-May and they go rather well with my new bag and purse:
Here are a few pictures from the inside of the purse:
If you want to get your hands on your very own Pink Lining Bag head over to the website and check out all the lovely designs as well as the wide range of other products they have from Childrens Backpacks to Baby Comforters to Phone Covers!
Disclaimer: I have been send the Blooming Gorgeous Wise Owl Changing Bag from Pink Lining for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine. I have purchased the Pink Lining Wise Owl Wallet myself and just wanted to show you how lovely it is!