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Frankie 4 Nat Black on Black. A Nurse’s Review.

Feature – Frankie 4 Footwear

Written by – Alice Bingham

I received my Frankie 4 Nat’s in the mail a few weeks back and they were all wrapped up in tissue and arrived in a matte black box. I have been wanting to try these shoes out for a while now. So when the postie delivered the goods, he certainly got a fright when I cheered out loud when I signed for the package. I wanted to take them out the box and  team them with a floaty dress but the reason I choose them, was for work. Being a Registered Nurse and being on my feet all day I was yet to find the ultimate comfortable shoe, well that was until I met my Frankie 4 Nat’s. Instant LOVE. My feet wanted to marry the shoes, haha seriously though.

It is a requirement at work and work health place and safety, that we have a closed in, easy to wipe down, preferably navy or black shoe to go with our uniform. So I decided to go with the Nat, black on black style. Some of the Nat’s features are that they have a Podiatrist & Physiotherapist designed Dual Density Polyurethane Sole. They are extremely lightweight with durable outer sole, and softer midsole. Perfect for travelling or a day on your feet at work. When I work on the ward, I am constantly lapping up and down to the treatment room or medication room, but when I work in the theatre as a scrub/scout nurse I am standing in the one place at a time, while the patient is undergoing their surgery. So I need a shoe that can cater to both parts of my career. Plus I park a little way from the hospital and I walk into work to. So the shoes get lots of use.

I have always had extremely achy feet at the end of my shift. My arches have a constant dull ache and my ankles always feel tight. I have a broader foot too and I am a in between size. To be honest in the past I haven’t really shopped around or got fitted for a good shoe for work, and always just go up to an 8 rather than a 7.5 which is my correct size. Since wearing the Nat’s my arches haven’t ached once. The shoe has arch support padding and extra heal padding which I personally think has stopped my ankles from feeling sore and tight at the end of the shift. I also choose the half size, 7.5, so my shoes feel more comfortable, fit me properly and don’t slip or stretch when I am walking in them. I loved that Frankie 4 sent out a pack of inserts with all of their enclosed shoes too. I used the HALF-LENGTH FOOTBED – Wide Fit. Like I said I have a wider foot and I feel that this insert caters to my feet more than the other ones did as it allowed me with a little more breathing room.

Image from frankie4.com.au/custom-fit

I will defiantly be recommending the shoes to my colleagues to, as nurses we all tend to talk about how sore our feet get. I’m thinking of getting a second pair to wear with my summer dresses and shorts as I think they team up well together.

Frankie 4 also offer a 10% off deal for all health professionals. All you have to to is click on the health professionals tab on their website and it describes the details.

Thank you for reading.

Big Love

Alice x

#alicedrivesthekodiaq for @cricksmtgravatt_skoda – Skoda Kodiaq 2018.

By Alice Bingham AKA @aliceinhealthyland

Feat. Cricks Mt Gravatt Skoda

For the past week, I have been lucky enough to test drive the Skoda Kodiaq 7 seater 4 x4, from Cricks Mt Gravatt Skoda. Let me just start by saying how impressed I was. I struggled to return it today as it is now on my “dream car” list, haha. For a 7 seater it was so easy to handle on the road. The past week we have had a mixture of weather here in Queensland. Its been raining on and off, so I feel I was really able to put the Kodiaq to the test.  Continue reading “#alicedrivesthekodiaq for @cricksmtgravatt_skoda – Skoda Kodiaq 2018.”

Peanut Butter + Maple Cookies

Peanut Butter + Maple Cookies

I made these cookies for breakfast as I wanted to have a bit of a change from the usual smoothies and porridge. The cookies are completely egg and dairy free. I got them out the oven and within literally 30 minutes, the tribe and I ate them all. None left haha! I guess they were a winner. They were chewy on the outside and soft on the inside, delicious!

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Winter Rose’s Room Makeover

Winter Rose’s Room Makeover

With online styling help from Elisa – @thezeroprint + @blond.noir

 

We lived in a granny flat for almost 3 years so I was never able to style a nursery properly for Cruz. Then when we moved in to our new home in August, Cruz has a toddler room and Winter Rose well we just chucked the baby furniture in her room. She was on 6 weeks old then. The rooms needed painting which was on our to do list, so we thought there was no point decorating until we could afford to to that first. Then a few months past because you know – LIFE  – newborn, toddler, adjusting to our new home.

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8 Ways To Get A Better Nights Kip

Written By Alice Bingham AKA @aliceinhealthyland

Feat. The Goodnight Co

I have recently become obsessed with trying to set myself up for a good nights kip because let’s face it… who likes to feel disorganised and disheveled throughout the day. I think a night time ritual is a must when setting myself up for success for the next day. When I am not getting the necessary amount every night it can absolutely cripple my body physically, mentally and emotionally. It affects my social life and how present I am in my workplace.

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