Thursday, 21 June 2018

Twisty Petz From Spinmaster

The new craze has hit stores from Spinmaster  with an adorable pet collectible. Twisty Petz are available in single packs, 3 packs and even Twisty Petz babies, with over 70 to collect you are sure to find a pet for life.

Not only do the Twisty Petz be a great toy they also double up as a stunning gem bracelet, necklace or accessory with a simple twist.

The Twisty Petz are rally simple to attach and reattach. Lexie is 7 and been able to twist and make all on her own. 

You start off with it full in a straight line.

Then you pull and hold the two beads down, while you twist and wrap it around the bottom of the round bead. Wrap twice.

Then you do the same on the back legs and twist around the round bead again and there you have your new animal friend.

If you want go attach together and make a bracelet or necklace you simply, click the a tail end in to the head and attach. They’re the perfect accessories for any outfit or to hang on backpacks. 

TwistyPetz come in a variety of different collections – enchanted gems, metallic, rainbow, golden twinkle, silver shimmer, fuzzy, neon, pastel and pearl. 

They come in an section of pets from Unicorns, puppies, kittens and pandas in a variety colours. They also come with charms and gem cases. 

You can download the Twisty petz collection sheets from the Twisty Petz website. Which is your favourite? 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Kawaii Box Day & Giveaway!

Lexie absolutely loves a Kawaii Box, she got super excited when I told her that there was one waiting for her at home wen I picked her up from school. Kawaii Boxes are a surprise.

If you aren't familiar with Kawaii Box  it is a monthly subscription box with 8-10 hand picked Kawaii items. Every month they send you a box filled with a carefully selected mix of unique Japanese and Korean Kawaii cute products. The cost is $17. 90 with free shipping, which works out around £13.50 GBP. I actually think the price for this box is extremely cheap and free shipping is always a bonus as it comes all the way from Singapore.

So in June’s Summer box was the following items : 

Panda Bento Rice Mold

This will come in handy when I do a rice dish, hopefully it keeps the rice together so Lexie doesn’t make a huge mess. Haha.

Sumikko Gurashi Deco Stickers

Lexie loves a sticker and these Sumikko stickers are super cute. Sumikko Gurashi translates literally to “living in a corner” and the characters are shy just like many Japanese people.

Hello Kitty Strawberry Marshmallows

Our own Hello kitty strawberry marshmallows yum!

Kawaii Drinking Straw Pen

Super cute, summer drinking straw pen. Perfect for stationary fans. 

Salmon Sushi Boy Squishy

Sushi squishy, Squishes are all the rage at the moment and it’s the kids favourite things. 

Precure Grape Gummies

Pretty Cure or Precure is a super popular Japanese “magical girl” anime series, and these yummy gummies are shaped like its characters!

Kawaii Hamster Soft Bag Charm

Utter cute Hamster keyring charm. 

Neko Ears Soft Headband

Cute, soft cat headband. 

Moomin Memo Pad Set

This is my favourite item, I loved the Moomin’s when I was small, this memo pad is perfect for traveling.

Cute Bunny Drink Coaster

A silicone bunny coaster is perfect to keep your tables safe and dry.

Trials & Tribulations Kawaii Box Giveaway

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Reading Book Challenge- FAIL

I started this year off with good intentions to read at least 2 books a month, which has been a huge fail. 

I smashed January with reading E.James -  “ Darker “ & “ That mean old yesterday “ By Stacey Patton. 

Then it all went a bit flat, with moving, unpacking, decorating and just general setting in our new house. I’ve only managed to read a further 2 books and we are already in June, which means at the end of the month I’m 8 books short already - Whoops! 

So since January to bring my total up to 4 books so far are : 

The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood & Just A Child - Sammy Woodhouse.

Has anyone else been reading any good books lately any recommendations?

Monday, 4 June 2018

Swimways SquiDivers Diving Toys Review

Raiden has wanted some diving swim toys for a while and it’s something that has been on my to do list for a while. Swimways came to our rescue and sent us some SquiDivers from their range. 

The SquiDivers come in a pack of three brightly coloured toys, yellow green & orange. They also come in different weights 10, 10 & 30. As the weather was quite shocking in half term we took them down the our local swimming baths to check them out. 

The SquiDivers are shaped as mini Squid with soft and flexible tentacles that float upright so they are easy to grab. They actually look like the are swimming when you thrown them in the the water and the shoot to the bottom, the kids found them very amusing to watch. 

The kids absolutely had so much fun in the pool, throwing them and retrieving them over and over again throwing them in and timing each other on who could collect them all the fastest. 

Sadly i couldn’t take any pictures of them playing inside the pool for a few different reasons. 

Available from Amazon.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3 Review

The brand-new Season Three Hatchimals CollEGGtibles introducing “Hatch Friends Forever!” have hatched! With over 100 new friends in Hatchtopia, Hatch a whole world. 

So this season has a special twist you can hatch not one but two in one egg, following on from the twin large Hatchimals. Lexie was delighted when you managed to hatch her first twin. They are little bobble heads and so adorable. Each new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles has a best friend, squad or twin! Hatch a pair of best friends and you can put them in special poses, like piggybacks, Hatch-fives and more! Find a squad and keep these cuties close together. 

This season the eggs are speckled yellow, to hatch your new friends you rub the coloured heart till it turns colour then you can poke though to discover which Hatchimals CollEGGtible you have received. Very similar to a blind bag but these are eggs you can hatch yourself. 

We received the following :

1. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3 - 1 Pack - £2.99

2. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3 - 2 Pack - £4.99 Brand New Forest Nests in Season 3! Add a new nest to your collEGGtion! Snuggly and cozy, the deep green forest nest features pretty detailing, like climbing vines. Use it to display your in-egg Hatchimals CollEGGtibles or as a comfy home for your new friends!

3. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 3 – 4 Pack - £9.99

4. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles 2-Pack Cloud Egg Carton - £4.99  Season Three Hatchimals CollEGGtibles come in a new periwinkle coloured egg carton! While the top is flecked with glitter, the bottom contains cosy nests for in-egg and out-of-egg Hatchimals CollEGGtibles!

But that’s not all! Hatchimals has also premiered its animated digital webisodes that welcome kids to Hatchtopia offering new magical places for them to discover, plus why not download the FREE Hatchimals app to explore Hatchtopia, play games and more. 

With the app you can hatch new friends from all over Hatchtopia! Once they’ve hatched, care for them to keep them happy, play mini-games with them, and build your collection! Explore different areas of Hatchtopia with your Hatchimal like flying up to Cloud Cove or planting beautiful flowers in Glittering Garden. You can even keep track of your real collection with the Collector’s Book.

Available at all good retailers nationwide - Children aged 5+ years 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Baylis & Harding’s New Award Winning Hand Wash Collection

Household favourite, Baylis & Harding’s award winning hand wash collection is now in 1 in 2 homes across the UK. ( Including mine)  This month sees the launch of two new dermatologically tested hand washes; SENSITIVE with calendula extract, geranium oil and vitamins B5 & E and NATURAL with oatmeal, milk & honey.

Baylis & Harding's first SENSITIVE hand wash has a fresh uplifting scent and is free from nasties.  Containing no artificial perfume and no colours, it gently cleans hands without causing irritation. Pleasantly fragranced with delicate natural geranium oil and additional moisturising benefits of Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and soothing calendula extract, it is a mild formulation clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.  

Following the blossoming trend for natural themed skincare products, the new NATURAL hand wash is clinically proven to be kind to hands.  With skin boosting natural ingredients including extracts of oatmeal, milk & honey for a naturally delicate scent, it’s suitable for all the family to use every day.

Absolutely loving both scents, both are amazing and leave your skin feeling fresh and soft. Huge thumbs up from all of us. 

In store this month, the SENSITIVE hand wash is available in Tesco, Asda and Waitrose and the NATURAL hand wash from Asda and Waitrose priced £2.15 (RRP) each.

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