Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mazuri Kids Haircare Range Review

Keep your little one's locks wonderfully strong and healthy with the Mazuri Original Kids Haircare Range. Developed by mums for kids, the Mazuri kids range contains 8 products, all made with natural olive oil, coconut and honey, offering a gentle hair care solution for children aged 6 and above.

Lexie has quite thick curly hair and it's a battle every morning to get it brushed and tied up for school. She hates the whole hair brushing and we have to use a ton of detangling spray to get it all knot free. 

We got sent 2/8 products from the Mazuri Kids Haircare range to give a whirl in Lexie's hair.

Kids snookums 3 in 1 spray detangler - A blend of hydrating olive oil, honey and aloe vera extracts work inside the product to restore strength and seal in the hairs natural moisture. Eases combing, made with cranberry, avocado and olive oil. It can be used daily as a conditioner, detangler or scalp treatment. 

I have used quite a few different detanglers, prices from £1-10 for Lexie's hair and this one comes in at £2.97. After about a week and a half of use, I can say along with the conditioning oil moisturizer it's made a huge difference. Looking at the ingredients I think the olive oil is helping a lot with the tangle free and the brush is literally gliding though her hair. It also smells pretty amazing too. 

Kids buttercup conditioning oil moisturizer - Replenishes lost moisture, strengthens and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable. Perfect for quick styling on dry hair. Made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil. Suitable for all hair types. 

So I made the mistake of using this as a wet conditioner ( I really need to read the instructions whoops) I don't generally leave conditioners in Lexie's hair as I found the build up just causes more tangles and it makes her hair so dull. So I've been just adding a small blob on to the ends of her hair about an hour before bed, brushing it though and leaving to work its magic. 

Other products in the range are Shampoosie Moisturizing Detangling Shampoo, Muffin Hair Mayonnaise Treatment, Sweetie Pie Softening Detangling Conditioner, Cutie Patootie Styling Gel, Precious Ponytail Hair Pudding and Boogabear Hair and Scalp Grow Balm. 

The entire Mazuri Kids Haircare Range is available from Morrisons and Tesco stores 
nationwide and online at www.morrisons.com, www.tesco.com and www.paks.com 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Luna Petunia Talking Doll Review

Luna Petunia is a fantastical new Netflix original series inspired by the curiosity, surprise and wonder of Cirque du Soleil. Luna Petunia is set in the whimsical and fantastical world of Amazia, where Luna and her friends empower preschoolers to use their creative potential. They overcome challenges together and make the impossible possible. 

I've only caught parts of his new Netflix series, Lexie has been watching Luna thought the summer holidays and seems to be totally fixed on it. Alongside the series is a new play range including the 14" taking Luna doll.

 Luna as her signature blue bright hair with silver glitter running though, which you can brush and style too. Her pink headband you can also take on and off.

Her bold and bright coloured outfit, with her bracelets and her magical necklace. When you push on her magical necklace, youll activate sounds from amazia and some of lunas signature phrases from the show. 

Her glitter boots you can take on and off and she just looks exactly like she does in the TV show. 

Lexie had loved having Luna to play and they have been watching the show together since Luna arrived. 

Batteries required: 3XAG13  (Included)

RRP - £24.99 

Ages 3+ 

Friday, 25 August 2017

The Rocket Singing Machine From Character Options

Lexie is a YouTube addict and we found she was constantly asking to play this song or that song, so we ended up making her own playlist with her favourite songs on to listen.

She has asked for a microphone again and actually got a frozen one for Christmas with the stand it didn't last long as it was always falling over or So I was really excited when the Rocket Singing Machine was on its way, as it's completely wireless and stand less. 

While singing along to their favourite songs children can amplify their voice and have fun playing with the echo and volume effects. On connecting via Bluetooth any music can be played through the speakers including thousands of free songs from the available apps, meaning they always have the perfect backing track to perfect their performance too. Feel and sing like a pop star in your own living room. Lexie has had so much fun dancing an designing go her playlist. 

You can also have great fun connecting the Rocket Singing Machine to Apple’s Siri and ask it questions from up to 10 meters away. 

The Rocket Singing Machine requires three AAA batteries to work. 

The Rocket Wireless Singing Machine is looking for a star.  If you have a child that you think could be a star simply send us their best singing video to the Rocket Star Competition

RRP -29.99

Ages 6+ 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Spider Catcher From Brainstorm Review

So if you haven't saw on social media this week that the house spiders are bigger than normal and already hiding away in our homes. 

About a month ago, I was plugging my iPad in to charge when I noticed something out the corner of my eye running along the floor. Initially I thought the hamster has escaped again, as he is a little escape artist. When I turned around this huge spider was just still staring at me. Normally I get a glass and deposit them back outside, but this spider wouldn't of fitted in any of our glasses. He disappeared so I decided to sleep on the sofa that night and he wasn't found until two days later when I was tiding up the shoe rack.

I couldn't wait to put my name down for the spider catcher as this would of been the ideal time to have one. Plus you never know when the pesky spiders are going to surprise you. It also catches moths, butterflies, crane flies and anything you have intruding the home. You simply take the lid off, pull on the handle which opens the bristles, once you have caught the spider you release off the handle. 

This then catches the spider safely without harming them ready to release them back outside. 

It has a long handle to reach in corners and ceilings, it also comes with a hook you can attach to the back of the door for safe keeping.

RRP -£9.99 and also comes in pink. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Igloo Mania Game Review

With the Summer holidays in full swing, it's so hard to try and entertain the kids 24/7. With the weather being dreadful we was really excited to receive the Igloo Mania Game from Brainstorm Toys. The game is for 2-4 players and it's really simple to play. 

You start off with assembling the igloo and putting the number stickers on the ice blocks, the numbers are inside the ice blocks so it's easy to do. 

Once all the stickers are on the blocks, you build the ice blocks in number order going around the igloo. 

Then you place Esimoko Parker Pete on the top and slide out the built up igloo from the plastic one. As it's all built it stays together fully formed. 

Each person has a different colour penguin picker an sthe object of the game is to each pick an ice block and pull them out without making Parker Pete come tumbling down. 

Initially the game takes longer to set up than to play we have noticed. The pieces also have to line up with the igloo as if you don't, when you try and slide it off the base they will just fall.   

RRP  -19.99

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Parklives Launches Bear Themed Activity Sessions In Birmingham

If you go down to the park today you’re sure of a big surprise as ParkLives Birmingham teams up with The Big Sleuth - a bear-themed art project - to bring fun, free, family activities to Birmingham parks.

The Big Sleuth project is a public art trail that displays 100 sculptures of endangered sun bears, each customised by a different artist. The bear sculptures can be seen across the West Midlands, from the centre of Birmingham to Solihull, Dudley and Sutton Coldfield.

To celebrate the launch of The Big Sleuth project, ParkLives is offering free walking and cycle trails to see the bears, which include:

Guided cycle ride: a gentle family trail to Sandwell Valley Park to find ‘Big Sleuth’ bears – Perry Hall Park, Saturdays until 16th September.

Orienteering trail: a fun, family-friendly challenge to figure out clues to find ‘Big Sleuth’ bears – Handsworth Park, Sundays until 17th September; and Perry Hall Park, Saturdays until 16th September.

Big Sleuth walk: a leisurely guided walk followed by a teddy bear’s picnic – Sutton Park, 9th and 23rd August.

Yogi Bear sessions: lively yoga-dance for all ages – Eastside Park, 17th and 24th August. 
Now in its fourth year in Birmingham, ParkLives runs in 10 cities nationwide and is part of a £20 million commitment by Coca-Cola Great Britain to invest in community-based programmes. Activities are delivered in conjunction with Birmingham City Council, and are designed to bring friends and families together to have fun in their local parks.

Gaynor Roberts, ParkLives programme manager at Birmingham City Council, said: “The Big Sleuth sculptures are creating a real stir in Birmingham, bringing so much colour and variety to our city. The new bear-themed ParkLives sessions will be a really fun way for families to visit and admire the bear sculptures while also making the most of their local park.” 

Liz Lowe, ParkLives lead at Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “ParkLives activities are designed to give families and friends a great excuse to get out and explore the fantastic green spaces we have right on our doorsteps.

“The bear theme of our new sessions makes them extra-exciting for families with children. But whether you’re into cycling, walking or simply enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone.”

Visit www.ParkLives.com to reserve your free place on one of the Big Sleuth orienteering trails or other activities. Alternatively, you can also find out what’s on near you using The Big Sleuth app, which you can download on the App Store or Google Play for £1.99.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dissapointing Day At Hatton Adventure World...

I'm going to start with I remember going the Hatton with my sister when I was small, it's changed so much since then, but the Guinea pig village is legendary. We went last summer with the kids and they had a blast so I was excited when this trip come up with Autism West Midlands. 

So this week was the first trip out with Autism West Midlands, I was really excited as I thought finally somewhere that with cater for my son. This will run smoothly without any hiccups, everything on the website will be good as gold and there will be no change in plans...
ERM No that wasn't the case!!! 

Prior to our trip we had planned the actives via the map on the website. Coping with Autism means we have to plan and go over the days activities a few times before the actual day so everything runs smoothly. A change of plan or routine can really throw my son out making him extremely upset. ( I thought AWM would have this in the bag) 

So on arriving in the rain it was spot the purple hoody, given the Hatton leaflets and our bands and we was off to go as you please to explore at your own pace. As we went though the doors, we was told to pick up our animal food in the farm and that was it. 

I thought.. Yes no changes, everything is as it should. As we are walking around the park we noticed quite a chunk of the park is closed.. 

The maze field wasn't open 
The pea/bean picking wasn't open ( says on website thought summer holidays) 
The bouncy area wasn't open.
The rides wasn't open
None of the refreshments outside was open.
No pony rides.

Understandable there was rain in morning, but the rain stopped at 11 and the sun came out and still nothing was opened at all. Most of the day was spent trudging up to the desk and asking if certain things was going to be open or not. We left early due to Raiden getting agitated as the things he wanted to do wasn't open. Considering it was an Autism group and minimum disruption, should of been the case. it certainly wasn't..

We made the best of the day and both the kids enjoyed meeting the Guinea pigs, snakes, hedgehogs, the new baby piglets and Peter Rabbit. I'm just sad that it didn't run smoothly as it should of.