Monday, 29 October 2018

Half Term Craft Fun With Paint Sticks.

Now we are fully swing in to half term, I’m always trying to find ways for the kids to let off there creative side. We a few things planned this week, I always worry about them not doing as much creative things at home. 

We got sent some lovely mess free Paint sticks and chalks to test and review from Little Brian Paint sticks offer mess free painting , no need for brushes or water. Plus you can use them on multiple surfaces. Plus they just wipe off leaving no marks or stains. You just twist the stick to use and the paint dries within 90 seconds. A fun, clean, simple and very convenient way to paint. 

Mini paint sticks come in a 12 or 24 pack and perfect for finer details. Perfect for an add on in a pencil case. They come in classic, metallic and fluorescent colours.

Paint sticks come in 12 or 24 pack with vibrant classic, metallic and fluorescent colours. Kids can create arty masterpieces with a range of techniques including, painting, scraping, stamping and dotting.


Paint sticks in chalk come in a pack of 20 dust and mess free., creamy smooth and vibrant colours. We decided to draw an LOL doll on Lexie’s window for her to colour. She absolutely loved it. 

Lexie has great fun with some of the range and they was definitely mess free and easy to easy. Perfect for rainy days inside. Prices start from £5.99. 

Japan Halloween Candy Box & Giveaway

Japan Halloween Candy Box & Giveaway 

We was delighted to be able to work with Japan Candy Box 
again. The kids loved the box last time and they enjoyed testing out the sweets. They was very excited to be tasting sweets from another country and this time Halloween editions. 

Japan Candy box is a subscription box which delivers between 8-10 Japanese candy and snacks every month for $19.90 . ( which works out just over £15 ). We was thrilled with the selection for this month and we all have our favourites. Some of the sweets and snacks you can make out by the pictures what they are but as the writing is in Japanese it's literally a surprise every time.

I love how you get a mixture of different items from baked snacks to hard & soft candy.  The packets are so bright, cheery and colourful and they beat hands down on design. The UK sweet packets are quite boring compared to these.

Lotte Toppo Halloween Cookie Sticks
This is a limited Halloween edition of Lotte’s Toppo cookie sticks. The crispy cookie sticks are filled with delicious milk chocolate. 

Koala's March Cookies Halloween Edition
This special Halloween edition of Koala’s March has special Halloween designs on both the box and the cookies!

Coris Mizuame DIY Flavor Change Candy
Mix the 3 different pouches of clear liquid candy to reveal a new mystery flavor! What flavor and color will come from mixing strawberry, soda and lemon.

Skeleton Ramune Candy
This coffin shaped box contains ramune flavored candies shaped like bones. They are like puzzle pieces which can be assembled into a human skeleton.

Halloween Sweet Candy
This is a traditional Japanese brown sugar treat that has been popular in Japan for generations. This version features a special Halloween packaging.

Halloween Umaibo Snack Stick
Umaibo or "delicious stick" are popular puffed corn snacks available in countless flavors. This special Halloween edition tastes like authentic Japanese corn potage soup.

Monster Stamp Candy
Lick these monster candies and use them as stamps or eat them just like normal candy. Each of them features different spooky icons.

Halloween Caramel Corn
Tohato has made these famous caramel corn treats since 1971. This special Halloween edition has pumpkin pudding flavor.

Marukawa Witch Mystery Gum
The witch is brewing mystery flavors. Can you guess what will come next? By combining all 5 flavors the taste disappears.


Marukawa Witch Color Change Gum
This cola flavored gum will change the color of your tongue to red or black when you chew it. Play some tricks with your friends.

Click the Gleam widget below, to win your own Japan Candy Box. 

Trials & Tribulations Japan Candy Box Giveaway

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Gel-a-Peel Accessory Kits Review

We was asked by Gell A Peel To take part in there #MySchoolSuppliesSoMe campaign and jazz up a package of multicoloured ring binder, psychedelic note book and pencil case with Gel A Peel, the easiest way to customise and decorate. Not only is it a great way to be creative if you decide you want to recreate you can just peel and start again. Designs are literally endless.

Here are Lexie’s designs on her back to school items, she’s the coolest kid in the playground. School doesn’t have to be plain notebooks, dreary ring binders and lacklustre pencil cases, i think, like everything you do at school, they should be a reflection of your talent, ability and personality! She had fun designing her items and also making some bracelets too. The Gel A Peel are super easy to use and come in a huge variety of colours, simply trace the templates, peel the gel design and your creations are ready to wear and share!


What’s more, Gel-A-Peel can be used to customise almost anything! The gel formula sticks to most household fabrics and surfaces, allowing you to create endless personalised designs. For the budding fashion designer, the Gel-A-Peel Fashion Maker includes an innovative workstation that allows you to easily gel onto fabrics. 



There is a huge range staring with starter kits to get you started and deluxe kits that have amazing colours. Also in the range is 3D Nail A Peel for fantastic and great designs to jazz up your toes and hands.