Thursday, 27 February 2014

Mia Tui Bag Review and Competition

My fabulous new bag has been on tour last week; it has proved to be extremely helpful with all its handy compartments and of course the sheer size to store pretty much whatever I wanted or needed!

Prior to having kids at a push I could fit pretty much everything I needed into my jeans pocket, my house keys and a few quid and I was sorted.  Nowadays more of a military operation seems to take place.  I need drinks, snacks and entertainment or the boys might have a mini meltdown!


We have been to Aardman Studio’s, Wokey Hole and to see family in Somerset all the while I have had my trusty Minnie Amelie bag (£55) with me.  It has proved to be invaluable on our travels, obviously I would have loved to road test it abroad as it has some useful features but hubbie said sadly our budget would not stretch on this occasion!


The removable zip-up clear PVC bag would have been beneficial to show all my liquids and toiletries to airport security and the bag is so roomy I could have squeezed plenty of duty free into it (the more the merrier!).

My bag has received plenty of appreciative glances; it is very attractive as well as functional.  So even though I am doing my mummy role and carrying everything (for any possible situation!) I still felt quite stylish, all the “stuff” I need is hidden out of sight but still on hand for a childcare emergency.  Siblings start fighting I just crack out a bear snack and peace is restored momentarily!


The only thing I would say is as much as I am impressed with the space within the bag, I was not always aware of my new dimensions!  I did occasionally bash into things and people, so I would say be extra vigilant when out and about so you do not send lovely items flying off shelves.  Aardman Studio’s charming display of figures thankfully survived a direct hit with my handbag!

I liked having everything clearly partitioned, as I need to get my hands on things quickly when the boys behaviour starts deteriorating.


A section to hold pens when your blogging about an event is great, otherwise I write with whatever I can lay my hands on first (including the boys crayons, which when everyone else is typing on an ipad looks pretty unprofessional!).

For new mums the fact you can conveniently fit in a changing mat and make use of the insulated bottle holder area is another big plus (if you have no need to keep milk warm you can use it for your strong coffee instead to wake you up in the morning!).

So having persuaded you that you need a Mia Tui bag in your life I have a special code to make it even more affordable!



Mia Tui have also kindly offered me a bag to giveaway.  Whoop Whoop I hear you all cry!


If you would like to enter to win an Ella bag in Aubergine (£58.00) please complete the rafflecopter below by the 16th of March.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

284 comments:

  1. The Mia Tui Bags Look Gorgeous & So Much Space Inside!

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  2. Just what I need when taking the grandchildren out

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  3. This is a great bag, I'm fed up of digging round my bag for things! Usually all I find is some melted smarties and a lightening mcqueen :)

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  4. How lovely and very practical! I'd make good use of this - fingers crossed and thanks for a great
    giveaway :-)

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  5. Lovely bag! The colour is gorgeous!

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  6. This bag looks amazing! Great review.

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  7. What a gorgeous colour- we CAN and WILL have style and practicality together!

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  8. The Aubergine colour is brilliant

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  9. Lovely giveaway, bag was amazing! :) xx

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  10. The bag looks and sounds fab, thanks for the giveaway

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  11. what a lovely bag def need one :) thanks

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  12. Great bag! Pretty and functional!

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  13. I'd love to win - thanks for the competition

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  14. nice bag. plenty of room for my nik naks.

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  15. This bag looks just beautiful and the colour would go with everything. It would be great to own such a bag and get organised when I go out and about with my little girl.

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  16. christine shelley27 February 2014 at 14:03

    Lovely bag, would love to win this for a friend whos daughter gives birth in the next few days and hasn@t got a lot

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  17. My daughter say the McDonalds drink and now wants bips which is her word for chips!! Lovely bag and great giveaway :)

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  18. have always wanted one of these for my Wife

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  19. the bag looks really smart and very useful. I love the aubergine colour.

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  20. Wow- what a fab bag. My wife would love it!

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  21. lovely giveaway
    @vandervaulk

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  22. Your bag is lovely, I really like bags with loads of zips and compartments.

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  23. I love handbags and this one does look like a worthy addition to my collection!!

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  24. this is a lovely bag thanks for the chance

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  25. Great competition and great blog :D

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  26. Love this bag the colour looks fab. Great prize.

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  27. Would be prefect for my new baby girl x

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  28. Lovely bag...perfect for all the stuff I lug about!

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  29. I need a new bag the strap on mine is held on by tape lol xx

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  30. Finally a bag that might hold all my junk

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  31. This bag looks fab, it would certainly be coming to a great home :)

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  32. I love this bag, so big and great storage

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  33. It looks a nice bag. Your comment about not always aware of your new dimensions made me chuckle!

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  34. I love these bags! Would love one

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  35. The Mia Tui Bag looks lovely and very roomy, I will test it abroad for you no problem. lol

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  36. This bag looks lovely and practical

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  37. my current changing bag is starting to fray at the seams so this would be a welcome addition. its gorgeous!

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  38. I LOOOOVVVE this bag, would be a perfect new baby present to myself, looks big enough for both my babies stuff and my toddlers :)

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  39. I would love this bag. I do seem to carry around more and more as I go along

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  40. Wow, what a brilliant bag and a brilliant blog. Awesome.

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  41. This is a lovely bag.just what I need with a small child and all of his stuff!

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  42. nice prize thanks for chance to win xx

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  43. Love this bag. Also pleased to read that I am not the only one who goes to the supermarket and pulls out numerous items belonging to a toddler before I can find my purse. My little one collects stones, but I have to carry them.

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  44. Great giveaway, good luck everyone!

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  45. Very organised bag! I could do with organising my stuff more :-) great comp thanks x

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  46. I would give it to my sister to use as a changing bag I think.

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  47. What a gorgeous bag, thanks for the chance of winning it x
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  48. Great competition, you can never have too many bags.

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  49. What a lovely bag, I'd love to own one!

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  50. debbie godbolt2 March 2014 at 02:34

    hi Mia Tui Bags are a fantastic brand with gorgeous bags thank you for bringing this competition to us entered thank you :)

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  51. This is a gorgeous bag - I love the colour

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  52. This looks like the ideal bag :)

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  53. Nice prize for my mum

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  54. I love this bag, please pick me

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  55. Love the style and colour of the bag and thanks for the giveaway
    (kim neville)

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  56. Fantastic giveaway , thanks for the chance x

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  57. FANTASTIC BAG

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  58. Gorgeous colour and a fantastic prize. Good luck to everyone x

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  59. sylvia stavert2 March 2014 at 13:56

    Great bag loads of people want it. But it will be mine so everyone else bad luck. smiling makes the world go round x

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  60. A gorgeous bag! would be amazing to win! fingers and toes crossed! x

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  61. Just the thing for all the bits and bobs that you need when going out with the family

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  62. Lovely bag,thanks for the comp!

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  63. stunning bag for a stunning blog emma collins

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  64. Gorgeous bag - thanks for the comp!

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  65. Julie Hemmings2 March 2014 at 20:43

    How great to have a practical bag that's an accessory!

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  66. That's a lovely bag, perfect for us!

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  67. Thanks for running this - I appreciate it.

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  68. this is SO what I need. Now!

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway! Can never have too many bags :)

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  70. Love the pictures of your boys - they look very cheeky!

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  71. Lovely looking bag, with great compartments.

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  72. nice bag not sure about the mcdonalds items with it though

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  73. This bag is stunning, have a pair of shoes this exact colour that it would go perfectly with

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  74. The bag looks perfect! Very fashionable indeed as well!

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  75. I love big bags like this that are like tardis-handbags :-) can make evvvverything fit in it.

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  76. Mia Tui bags are gorgeous

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  77. Gorgeous bag, perfect in every way

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  78. these bags look massive! gorgeous colour too!

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  79. This bag looks great and I really really need a new bag! xx

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  80. What a lovely bag & so big, I love big bags as you can fit allsorts in them but they still look tidy

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  81. Lovely, practical bag....what a great prize!!

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  82. Bag is gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway

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  83. Christinesz@hotmail.co.uk

    Christine Szlobodnik @lilmonster2013

    I love it! This would be the perfect bag for me :)

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  84. I love Mia tui I have a clutch bag and phone purse I bought a few years back and I love them

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  85. Such a gorgeous bag! I would love one of these :)

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  86. Do not have a bag for my 19 month old as has to share a nursery bag with his big brother whos 4! Could really do with his own. S Hurrell

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  87. christy golding8 March 2014 at 11:39

    looks like a great bag to keep all mummy's things in (and fit the mountain of baby things too)

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  88. These bags look fabulous, thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  89. It looks lovely, thank you for running the giveaway.

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  90. Smashing prize, so handy to have.

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  91. gorgeous bag, lovely prize!!
    Helen booth

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  92. Love the bag...Thanks for another fab comp

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  93. I love it when form and function complement each other perfectly. One thing I like most about the bag is that it allows you to store and keep things upright

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  94. these look lovely, and so useful! I am always struggling to cram everything in my bag like nappies, wipes, drinks, snacks, keys and money etc x

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  95. this bag looks like it holds loads but not to big would be fab for us

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  96. Please put me into the draw - thank you xx

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  97. Pam Francis Gregory11 March 2014 at 14:44

    Another great giveaway! Thanks

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  98. Could do with a new decent size bag

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  99. this looks like the perfect bag for me

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  100. These look great! I love all the compartments.

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  101. GORGEOUS AND PRACTICAL PRIZE LOVE IT!

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  102. Awesome giveaway, fabulous blog

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  103. wow youve sold that bag to me, its fab and nice and big and looks gorgeous! I want!! LOL!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Claire
    xx
    http:/pennyforthemuk.com

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  104. This is great, thanks for the giveaway, I'm so tired of carrying a change bag around all the time, miss a handbag!!

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  105. Looks a very practical yet smart looking bag :)

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  106. I just love bags....fingers crossed!

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  107. Fab Bag! I Need It In My Life!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  108. Lovely bag :-)

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  109. Gabrielle Svensson14 March 2014 at 10:45

    Looks like a great bag!

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  110. Anything that can accommodate the mess in my current bag is a wonderful thing!

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  111. I love the look and sound of this!

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  112. fab bag fingers crossed

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  113. I love this bag ! You always have such fab giveaways :-)

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  114. Lovely bag and great competition

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  115. I would love to win this for the wife, her favorite one is getting on a bit now.

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  116. I've been looking for a nice bag and this one looks great thanks.

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  117. Finally a gorgeous bag that doesn't look like a nappy bag

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  118. No woman could ever have too many bags and I think even I could get everything in that one

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  119. tobys proud mummy toys14 March 2014 at 23:30

    A Super Stylish bag plenty of room for all the essentials it would amazing to win this great prize xxxx

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  120. Looks like it could hold the kitchen sink! Plenty of room .. great giveaway!

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  121. lovely bag. good luck everyone

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  122. This bag looks fab. Good Luck All x

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  123. This bag is fabulous! I have 8 kids 4 are 6 to 2 would so be so handy .. Love it and ty for offering a chance to win.

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  124. What a great prize, would love to win

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  125. Gorgeous bag - I am in the transitional stage of not needing a changing bag but still not brave enough to venture out without a change of clothes for my little girl - this bag would be a very stylish solution, looks like it has bags of room!

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  126. Great competition :-)

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  127. I love the colour of this bag you are offering as a prize.

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  128. Looks like a brilliant bag to keep everything organised in, perfect for most women that have everything except the kitchen sink in their bags. Fab giveaway

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  129. I've heard a lot of good things about these bags, I'd love to have one.

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  130. Having a little girl soon and this would be fabulous for days out!

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