Sunday, 18 February 2018

Lexie Is Donating Her Hair To The Princess Trust.



Before Christmas Lexie asked if she could donate her hair to sick children that don’t have any hair. This came as a shock to me as we have never had a conversation about poorly children losing hair and the big Cancer word. 

She couldn’t remember where she had got the idea from and the only thing I can think of is she has stumbled along something while watching YouTube. 

So with Lent in full swing, when I asked her if she wanted to give up something for 40 days the obvious answer was sweets. ( Which then got changed to Kinder Hippos in the end.) Then the suggestion of cutting her hair again arose, and it’s something she really wants to do.

We had quite a Lengthly chat and we have decided in July will be the date she has it cut. The princess trust needs 7” and over as a donation. So definitely with 5 months growing time she will have over that. 



Along with chopping her hair, she wants to raise £200 . The money raised will be used to provide a child with a real hair wig, it costs on average between £350 to £500 to provide a child with a wig. This is Lexie’s Just giving page, I’m hoping she can hit her target by July. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tina-holmes3


Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. Please visit them at www.littleprincesses.org.uk to find out how we have given away over 5,000 free wigs. 


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 Review



Lexie is a huge fan of the Hatchimals Colleggtibles since season 1 when she met Tiana from Toys & Me. Lexie has lots of season one and the hatchimals Nursery so far. So she was so excited when you found out there was a season 2 on the way. 



Spinmaster extended the range this year with the Hatchimals Colleggtibles season 2 and they have been a huge hit. They are like egg blind bags with exclusive and rare animals Inside. Hatch a whole new world with over 100 adorable creatures to collect, you can find Hatchimals from jungle, garden, farm, forest and more, perfect little friends for on the go and you can take anywhere with you. 


You can find. Special golden lynx Hatchimal there is only 55 out there so they are Super rare. Look out for the special gold packing. If you find one you will win a special set of 6 golden Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in a glittery egg carton plus a goody bag.



Lexie loves all the different effects including colour changing technology, fuzzy and the super glittery and shiny Hatchimals CollEGGtibles this season. 




As with season 1, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles come in a soft plastic shell that you hatch yourself with a little bit of love. You rub the Purple Heart until it turns a bright pink, that’s when you know it’s ready to hatch. Push the egg and your new Hatchimal CollEGGtibles will appear. 




Each Hatchimals CollEGGtibles come with a digamma webisodes That welcome kids to Hatchtopia offering new magical places for them to discover, download the Free Hatchimals app to explore & play special games.




RRP £2.99, £4.99 & £9.99






Friday, 16 February 2018

2018 Reading Challenge


I’m a huge lover of reading, with two kids in tow I find it hard to find any time to read and in 2017 I only managed a handful of books. This year I set myself a challenge to try and read two books a month ( I’m hoping I can do more some months). 

January I managed to complete the challenge and read two books - hooray!



First book was E.James -  “ Darker”I know not everyone isn’t fan and the books aren’t written absolutely perfect but I really enjoyed reading something different to what I normally pick up to read. I prefer the books to the films, they lack to spark for me. 

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian is an erotic romance by British author, E. L. James. It is the fifth installment in the Fifty Shades novel series. The books were originally told by Anastasia Steele, the main protagonist, whereas Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian is told from the male character's point of view of the events of the second installment, Fifty Shades Darker.


Second book is “ That mean old yesterday “ By Stacey Patton. True stories/memoirs are generally what i like reading. I like a rawness and the emotion’s that come with these types of books. Some are really remarkable and so many brave people that share their own personal stories.

A coming-of-age memoir about a young African American woman surviving the foster care system to become an award-winning journalist.





Saturday, 3 February 2018

Baylis & Harding Valentines Collection



I was utterly surprised to get a surprise box of Baylis and Harding goodies this week, as you all know I’m a huge fan. I love the hand washes and bath/shower cremes and they are always in my bathroom. So a huge thank you to Baylis and Harding for cheering me up this week. 


Not only are they beautifully presented in packing, tins, baskets and tubs. The designs on the products always give that luxury vibe. Always so pretty. 

This year Rose Prosecco Fizz is the limited edition scent for their Valentines Collection and it smells gorgeous. I’m not normally a huge rose scent fan, but this mixed with the prosecco does scent really nice and fresh. 

So the first set has some super soft pink socks and some foot lotion for a foot pamper treat.



The next set is my favourite a little pink van tin, which contains. Body wash, hand and body lotion and a pink body sponge/puff. I think the tin is a great reusable item which you can store bath bits in to keep them nice and fresh. 



The last set has two of the 500ml bottles in and they are huge. The body wash and body lotion will last you a long time. Included is some bath soak crystals, which make a change from a bath bomb or bubble bath.



Prices start from £8, as usual affordable luxury to suit everyone’s budget.









Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Project Mc2 Toy Light Pixel Purse Review




Lexie has recently found Mc2 on Netflix and a few of the dolls have been added to her birthday list for April. Lexie loves to be creative so she was absolutely thrilled when she came home from school to find this waiting for her. Project Mc2 is a team of super-smart and seriously cool girls who use their love of science and their spy skills as they go on missions for secret organization, NOV8 (that's “innovate”!). They're real girls with real skills ready to take on anything.

So the Pixel Purse comes pre-programmed with over 10 animations, which light up on the front with a multi colour LED display. 





You download the free app to design and creative your own styles. You simply plug you phone in to the Purse and download it on to the Purse. It’s pretty easy to do and Lexie absolutely loved designing her display and changing all the different pictures around on her Purse. 






The purse is more of a display piece or a show shopper item. The bag itself looks like a bag but doesn’t fit to much inside. I actually thought the bag would be a soft material with the display at the front so it’s hard plastic all the way around. It fits a phone, lip balm and a few little bits inside. The design is very detailed and has all the zip detail like a normal bag. To open inside you pull the zip which opens in the middle. 



We loved the phone holder inside with stops the phone banging around. Plus it has a cool clip on the side which is great for keys or a Pom Pom keyring. 


Girls will love this S.T.E.A.M playset that encourages learning through play. Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in a fun and unique way. 






 Available from Toys R Us £ 39.89


Friday, 26 January 2018

Beurer FT-90 Non-Contact Clinical Thermometer Review




I hate it when the children are poorly, not only do you have to keep on eye on their temperatures every few hours. You also have to keep an eye on medication and any symptoms that’s arise. I always find its time to take their temperature when they are having a little nap. I’ve tried the under arm, ear and head thermometer and they all can be very fiddly when you have an unwell child. 



I was very interested when we received the Beurer Non-Contact Thermometer From Maplin to try out. 


So the thermometer was very simple and very easy to use. It comes with batteries included inside. It measures the temperature without any skin contact at all. You press scan and you will hear a beep and aim it a few inches from the forehead, you hear another beep then the temperature appears on the front. You can read the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. It has a fever alarm, alongside a happy or sad face telling you if the temperature is correct or not. 



The thermometer comes in a plastic carrycase for on the go.

Perfect to use for babies right up to adults. 




RRP £49.99 but is on sale at £44.99.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Easy As 1, 2, 3 With One 4 All Gift Card..



I was set a challenge by One4all  before Christmas see my previous post here and here  on what the challenge was and how I spent the One4all card. 

I’ve never really had a prepaid gift card before that I could use online and in stores so easy. 

Using the card online was really easy once I figured out you just add it in to the credit card section like you would your bank card. It’s really easy to do, plus you can check your balance on the One4all site at anytime. 

I managed to use the card in a few shops in town, after looking on the site which shops I could use it in. It was really easy just literally just swipe and sign. Again you can check the balance as you are going along. 

I definitely like the flexibility of the card of using it online and in stores. It’s much easier than carrying cash around with you. I really despise having to carry cash around with me. 

A big thumbs up from me and it’s definitely something that I will think about in future on purchasing, it’s just so quick and easy for your shopping needs.