Monday, 24 December 2018

Kawaii Box Christmas Special Review & Giveaway

We are huge fan’s of the Japan box and Kawaii boxes. Lexie was happy to receive the Christmas special box, filled to the brim with lots of lovely treats. The box comes with the Kawaii Box sign and a cute little cartoon rabbit on. We was really surprised to see 9 items included in the box and its a great assortment of different products. From snacks, plushes and accessories. 


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 $19.90 with free shipping, which works out around £13.60 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. 

I’m going to start with Lexie’s favourite thing from the box which is the Alpaca multicoloured plush, she has a matching purse from a Kawaii bag so this was the first thing to grab her attention.

Lexie has her own mini pink tree in her bedroom so these 2 Kawaii smiling tree baubles that was made for the Kawaii Box look amazing on her tree.

This cute mermaid coin perfect is great for Lexie to keep her coins safe in when we go shopping.

Sanrio cleaning cloth is great for keeping items clean and shiny.

Ginbis Christmas shine choco corn snack. A sweet puffy snack, chocolate flavoured stars. I absolutely loved these and thought they was divine. 

The Candy cane pen was my favourite thing from the box, a lovely pastel pink and white. Doubles up as a tree decoration too. 

Nekoni Christmas stickers perfect for adding on to last minute Christmas gifts. 

Bourbon Tsum Tsum biscuits with white and milk chocolate biscuits inside, absolutely divine.

Pastel Harajuku ring set a collection of 7 lovely pastel rings perfect for dressing up any outfit. 

Click below to win a Kawaii box of your own.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Brummie Mummy Kawaii Box Giveaway

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Chad Valley Designafriend Holly Doll Review.

Lexie is quite partial to a fashion doll, she loves being able to dress, change outfits and add accessories. We was gifted the Designafriend Holly Doll and Lexie was so excited. 

The designafriend dolls are Chad Valley and made by ArgosThey have a large range of dolls and accessories so you can get creative with outfits. Endless hours of fun mixing and matching outfits. 

The doll comes in a beautiful box wrapped in tissue paper, gorgeously packaged. There is a whole range of dolls with different individual look and style. Holly has soft long silver hair, which I haven’t ever saw on a doll before. I love the natural look of the doll, no heavy make up. She looks like a normal girl doll, no added extras breasts and curves. I think sometimes dolls can get lost in all the added fancy extras that don’t need to be there.

She comes with satin blue shoes with a matching bag, denim skirt, long sleeved blue top. Holly also comes with a blue clip in bow which you can wear yourself as well. 

Each doll comes with a stunning bracelet for you to wear, plus each extra outfit comes with an unique charm that can be added to your DesignaFriend charm bracelet.

Whether you want to give your DesignaFriend new hair accessories or finish off the look with a fabulous pair of sunglasses – there's always something to give your outfit that extra wow. Accessories range from a simple underwear set to a whole collection of wooden furniture to complete your DesignaFriend world.

Monday, 3 December 2018

House Of Fraser Grotto In Birmingham

House of Fraser in Birmingham on the fifth floor of the department store, next to Hamley's has just opened its doors to its winter wonderland. Visit the grotto for your little one’s to meet the man himself and post their letter to Santa. In celebration that £1 from every ticket purchased will support the fantastic work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

From Friday 30 November until Christmas Eve will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his elves, plus receive a gift. 

Have a walk around the magical grotto, follow the Santa’s footsteps in order to find the way to the man himself. Peek on Mrs Claus getting cosy by the fire.

From robotic reindeer to the disco ball snowman their are lots of photo opportunities to make ever lasting memories.

 A truly magical and warming experience this Christmas to share together. 

You can book tickets here where you can choose a time slot. 

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Stocking Fillers With Little Bips Bows.

If you are looking for some perfect stocking fillers this Christmas then you need to pop over to Little Bips Bows for some stunning unique handmade bows. 

Lexie has a variety of stunning bows and we always get lots of compliments when she wears them out, with an array of colours and patterns there is something for every style and occasion to suit.

You can also pick up a personalised tree bauble which has a stunning glittery bow inside and you can also pick the colour.

If you use Use FRIENDSOFTINA to get 10% off a £10 shop. Prices start from £1 for smaller bows. 

All these items was bought, but I do get a discount when ordering

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Light Up Your World With Glimmies Polaris Review.

Looking for some stocking fillers or a Christmas present for someone who loves and believes in magic and fairies. This is definitely the post for you, Glimmies make the perfect presents with the new Polaris range. 

Lexie is a huge fan of Glimmies and has a budding collection that she loves to play with. So she was very excited to find some waiting for her after school yesterday. 

Discover Glimmies Polaris, the super cute magical star fairies who go on an adventure to Polaris, a wonderful place made of ice in Glimmies world! 

We received a Twin pack, Triple pack and a Glimgloo to share our thoughts. These polar Glimmies only light up in their natural environment - Lexie loved the blow on them to activate their light up feature. 

Twin  and Triple Packs (RRP £8.99 & £12.99)

Twin Pack – 6 different Glimmies to collect

Triple Pack – Comes in two assorted styles. 

Includes two exclusive Glimmies

We loved the Glimgloo, pop a Glimmie inside and blow thought the roof to watch it glow up inside. You can connect all the Glimgloo’s together using their star pins to create the Polaris village!

RRP - £8.99 

The Glimgloo is the perfect home for your Glimmies. Place your Glimmie inside its Glimgloo, blow through the roof and it will magically light up! You can connect all the Glimgloo’s together using their star pins to create the Polaris village!

Available now at Argos 

Age 4+ 

Sunday, 25 November 2018

See Pinocchio Brought To Live This Christmas At The Old Rep.

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon at The Old Rep in Birmingham watching  Pinocchio on stage at the theatre. Who doesn’t love an afternoon at the theatre laughing and watching a fantastic show for all ages. 


The warm cast was absolutely magical and both the kids really had a fun time watching the tale of Pinocchio and the adventures he entailed.

This adaptation of the beloved tale by Carlo Collodi follows a curious and mischievous puppet called Pinocchio on his journey to discover what it truly means to be 'a real boy'. Follow the heart-warming adventure that Pinocchio shares with his father, a lonely toymaker named Geppetto, and a whole host of other characters, including the Blue Fairy and Candlewick.


Fall in love with Pinocchio this Christmas as you witness the young puppet venture out from the safety of his father's workshop, finding himself in a series of precarious situations: narrowly escaping the clutches of Mangiafuoco's Puppet Theatre, the depths of the ocean and the Land of Toys. 

The show is on at The Old Rep Theatre until the 30th December 2018. 

Click here to buy tickets now. 

Photo’s are buy the talented photographer Anda Latsa. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

Pairfum Reed Diffuser - Perfect Christmas Stocking Filler

Looking for a perfect present or stocking filler for someone special. Check out the Pairfum reed diffuser. With over 19 different scents to choose from bring some elegance in to your home. We choose the innocent vanilla which smells absolutely divine. 


The 100ml fragrances are made with natural essential oils and will fragrance your home for around 3-5 months, better than the typical 3 months for reed Diffusers as they are natural oil serum they are completely Vegan and Eco-friendly. 

The PAIRFUM Reed Diffuser uses a highly fragrant and natural perfume oil serum (instead of the usual solvents), which is much healthier for your family than the average aroma diffuser (especially cheap scent diffusers)

The round Luxury glass decanter with frosted design with decorative chrome collar. The extra long black rattan reeds make this diffuser great for larger rooms and they are a great alternative to the smaller wooden type ones. Regulate the fragrance intensity and longevity to your taste by using more or less reeds.

Handmade with love and care by Artisans by the Perfume Ateliers in the United Kingdom.

RRP- £25