Tuesday, May 9

My Style >> Beach Ready With LOLL Ponchos



"More than a beach towel"


A little while ago I was bathing the kids and popping on their cool little poncho towels and thought I would just love one of these to snuggle up in after a shower. As if by magic, I was contacted shortly after by LOLL Ponchos, a company based in Australia that offer just that. Adult sized hooded beach ponchos, with a few hidden extras too.

If I had to name one thing I dislike about our trips to the beach, it's getting changed discretely, closely followed by having somewhere safe to keep my things. LOLL have this covered with their cool range of adult towel ponchos, which are way more than just a towel but a wearable poncho, with secret storage that can be used as an absorbent cover up and so much more.

LOLL has a great story too, the creator Lara trialed the poncho towels in Australia where she lives with her children and the idea originally came from a towel her granny made her with arm/head holes cut out way back in the 80's, how cool is that? The name 'LOLL' stands for Lots Of Love Lara and it really is a lovable little business, coming up with new limited edition designs all the time.




Being beach ready isn't about being stick thin or rippled with muscle, it's about being prepared for fun, to splash about and enjoy yourself. This is just the thing to get me beach ready and I couldn't wait for mine to arrive, let alone trial it after a shower and on our swimming trips while we await some hotter weather!

The LOLL ponchos come in a range of colours (see below for a sample selection) and I was torn between the black and blue chevron. I opted for black though as it's my colour of choice for clothing and oddly, a much rarer colour for this kind of thing. These retail at around £30 and although it is a high price for a 'towel', this is far from being just a towel.




When my poncho arrived my first thought was that I love the brand as a whole. The package was really well presented and I could already see the poncho looked really good quality, nice, chunky and big too - perfect for beach cover ups. These will fit up to around a 22 in size and as a UK 16/18 I can say this had bags more room inside and is really comfy and soft too.




Exploring the poncho I discovered these awesome features;


  • Secret velcro pocket
  • Hidden zip pocket
  • Generous sized hood
  • Long length
  • Zip on both sides


I really wanted to get some pictures of this in action at the beach, but being in the UK, the weather isn't always kind and so here it is in all its glory, inside our house cowering from the rain. I cant wait to put it to good use in summer! I have worn this after showers now and it makes the perfect accessory for swimming, to dry and keep warm while you sort the kids out instead of shivering gripping on to a regular towel.




My LOLL is 100% cotton and super soft, washes well and dries your skin well too. This is really cosy, easy to wear and actually looks pretty good considering its a poncho! I've used this for showers to test the absorbency and its been great, its as good as it looks when I bundle the kids up after a bath and mine is so much better! Sorry kids.




I'm a huge LOLL fan now, I love the brand, I love its story and I love that they have made a functional item that can be used for a long time, offering some really pretty designs too.




For your chance to win a black poncho towel just like mine, please do enter my giveaway below (UK only sorry!) and yours can be on its way ready for the sunshine or your holiday this summer!

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Would you wear a LOLL poncho? Whats your biggest beach bug bear?









100 comments:

  1. This would be brilliant I hate wet sand on my feet

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  2. I live by the sea so me and my boys spend a lot of time there in the summer. I hate sand getting into my house! Gets everywhere :p
    Thanks for the Chance
    xx

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  3. Sand in your sandwiches and stuck to your drink bottles yuk!

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  4. i think its just the fact it gets everywhere and you are still finding it months later lol x

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  5. getting sand in between your toes!

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  6. The worst thing about the beach is getting into dry clothes after you have been in the sea, always a struggle with the underwear haha, dont want to frighten people,

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  7. getting sand everywhere - it would help reduce the quantity!

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  8. I love the blue ones, I'd defintiely wear one on holiday! My biggest beach bug bear is the sheer amount of stuff you need to take when you ahve kids! #FriYayLinky

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  9. Getting sand everywhere.

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  10. Being in your swimwear - or looking out of place because you aren't.

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  11. Getting my feet covered in wet sand, this would really help to get rid of it. Great giveaway thanks for the opportunity.

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  12. WOW! these are amazing! love them! I hate getting sand on my feet, or feeling stones on them, so swim socks are good, but they look daft on! x

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  13. When the sand is really hot and you are miles away from a bar!

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  14. sand in everything and everywhere even after a shower

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  15. Same as many, the sand that just gets everywhere!

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  16. I love the beach but of course do not love finding sand days later! Where is it hiding!

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  17. Sand getting everywhere, the kids go mad when it's all over their feet.

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  18. The wind blowing sand in your hair and eyes

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  19. Sand in your bikini bottoms, I could use this to reduce this awful predicament

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  20. I think the worst thing is when it becomes overcast and starts to spit rain, not enough to make you want to leave as you know it is going to clear. I never have the right kind of cover up and this would be perfect for that.

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  21. trying to keep sand out of my chips

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  22. Getting sand in everything and having to get changed this would be ideal.

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  23. Changing is the worst and yes of course this will help

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  24. getting wind burn and sand blowing in the wind

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  25. Getting changed out of your wet clothes, and yes this will help.

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  26. Clothes get dirty and this would be really useful

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  27. Sand in my hair and on my clothes

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  28. Have to say it has to be getting sand everywhere including my trainers

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  29. The worst thing about going to the beach is finding disgusting old litter. Some beaches are better than others, but even on the good ones it's possible for the kids to be digging and find something icky.

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  30. people not respecting the the beach and the people around them ie leaving there litter everywhere and thinking they own the whole place....i would love this perfect to quickly put on when sorting the kids

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  31. Dogs coming over and being pesky by sniffing, licking and weeing on our beach stuff bugs me.

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  32. Margaret Clarkson
    Covering up when it gets a bit chilly, this would be ideal.

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  33. Treading in doggie poop and sand in places you dont really want! Not sure what would help but many thanks for comp x

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  34. Sand getting in between the toes

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  35. I hate being cold so could snuggle up warm in this poncho!
    Felicity kelly

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  36. Good luck everybody!

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  37. The worst thing about the beach is getting sand everywhere. I would love to win this so I can dry off and cover up when needed on the beach.

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  38. Sand in all my crevice's.... :/

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  39. Getting the sand off your feet

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  40. Having to change out of your wet swimmers is always quite awkward and having a lovely one of these ponchos means you could do it with a little more decorum ;)

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  41. I am not that body confident but always get in to the sea even if there is a bit of a chill. so this would be useful for those days

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  42. Without a doubt its the sticky sand, More showers and someone needs to invent a tap that comes off your car so you can wash the sand off easily before getting into the car!

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  43. having nowhere to change problem solved

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  44. Sand!! well, there's little to do but make sure your towel is free of the stuff!!

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  45. I say sand too. Especially when it sticks to suncream.

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  46. I hate it when it gets between your toes

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  47. Getting changed after going for a dip in the sea! This would be great for sorting my changing routine out

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  48. The worst thing about the beach has to be the sand getting in shoes and maybe something you could put your shoes in that wouldn't get sand in them would be great.

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  49. This looks fantastic! Definitely something I would wear on the beach!

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  50. I hate having to walk to the toilets without having a cover on, and wrapping a towel around doesnt cut it at times. So yes this would be amazing.

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  51. natasha davies21 May 2017 at 20:55

    getting sand EVENRYWHERE !!

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  52. Getting sand in the most unlikely places! So yes, this would defo help!

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  53. This would be fantastic for my adult daughter who always complains at the beach!

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  54. going in the sea and then getting sand literally everywhere when it sticks to your skin! this would deffo help that!

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  55. Getting sand all up my legs urgh very irritating. This would definately help with that

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  56. love the beach but sand always goes all over the towel x

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  57. sand everywhere is the worst!

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  58. Having to re-apply sun lotion and getting it mix with a load of sand

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  59. For me, the worst thing is that I'm not supposed to go underwater (need to try keeping water out of my ears). This would help me dry my ears if I get a bit in. It would also help with the problem of sand, sand, everywhere.

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  60. I find getting dried after, this would help

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  61. Sand blowing in your eyes !Would love to take a LOLL Poncho to the beach with me as it would be super handy :)

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  62. The worst thing about going to the beach is feeling cold when I get out of my wetsuit after bodyboarding. For the best bodyboarding conditions it's often very windy and the beach we use is prone to having north winds. This would definitely improve my visit and help me to get dressed without getting so cold.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  63. I hate eating sand sandwiches - this would be a great help

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  64. Sand! Finding sand everywhere for 3 weeks after you have been to a beach. I'm sure this poncho would help a lot.

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  65. Definitely the getting changed bit, struggling and hopping about on one leg trying to get your cossie on, what a faff! Love the idea of these 'changing towels', what a great idea, hope I'm lucky enough to win!

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  66. LaurenCharlotte10821 June 2017 at 18:25

    The worst is being really cold when you get out of the sea! This would be good to dry and warm yourself quickly

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  67. Getting sand all over you when you've just put sun cream on x

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  68. I loathe sand in my clothes and belongings and I am not overly keen on wearing a swimsuit in public. Yes, this would help.

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  69. Trying to get dry in the wind

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  70. Getting cold and sandy - this would help no end!

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  71. not having something to protect me from the sun yeah would not get burnt

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  72. Shannon Mostert4 June 2017 at 09:35

    The sand getting into everything! Every nook and cranny

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  73. The only bad thing about going to the beach is the fact that sand gets absolutely everywhere! Including into your picnic food!!

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  74. Getting sand inbetween my toes.

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  75. Fantastic.
    GEORGE WILLIAMSON

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  76. This would be really useful. I hate getting wet sand stuck to my feet x

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  77. Getting cold when I come out of the sea, I think this poncho would be a great help and would keep me warm.

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  78. Getting changed after you've been in the sea, at least this would help me get my underwear on without scaring the life out of everyone

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  79. All of the inflatables we have to carry! At least I wouldn't have to worry about them sticking to my skin!

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  80. i have a bad memory of sand in my sandwiches when i was a kid and although this poncho may not help with that, i'm sure it would be a great quick cover up for warming up after going in the sea.

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  81. I feel so self conscious at the beach. We live there and I am there with the children most days, but on hot days I feel really over dressed as I am too self-conscious to wear less. I think a fab poncho would be just the thing for me to hide in =D x

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  82. sand in some very uncomfortable areas! And the fear that people will throw me back into the ocean as I look like a beached whale lol the poncho would at least help with that

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  83. I love the seaside, the worst bits are if it's windy and the sand blows in your eyes, food and drink! Also if your towels etc. get blown away!
    The poncho would definitely shield me from the wind and stop my towel getting blown again!

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  84. Finding sand in everything for ages afterwards

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  85. Sand getting everywhere! Would love to win : ) x

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  86. it's not a big deal but sand getting in my toes

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  87. The worst thing is the way the sand gets into everything! I would love one of these towels, it would make getting changed on the beach much easier.

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  88. I don't like it when it is windy and blows the sand everywhere

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  89. The worst thing is trying to get comfortable and finding shade.

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