Num Noms #UnBoxingDay Review

Although today is boxing day Daisy has had fun taking part in the Num Noms #UnBoxingDay campaign. She was delighted when the brand new series 3 Lunch Box Deluxe character pack arrived for her to review. Num Noms are scented collectable characters that you can mix and match to create your own flavours. Daisy already has a ton of series 1 and series 2 characters so she was excited to get a sneak peek at the brand new series.

The lunch box pack has an adorable spoon handle and the box can be re-used as a storage case for the Num Noms. This set also includes a stamp-it nom and an erase-it nom which are a cute addition to the series. Daisy loved guessing the scents and looking at the leaflet to find out their names. She got a really good selection with this pack to start her series 3 collection off. I think a big advantage of this set is that it’s an affordable way to boost your collection without the risk of getting duplicate characters.

One of the huge appeals of the Num Nom toys is that you can you buy them in mystery boxes. If your child is crazy about YouTube unboxing videos you will know exactly what I’m talking about. The lunch box deluxe set comes with a mystery box included which is very exciting. Daisy loves the excitement and anticipation of opening the mystery boxes to see which character she will get.

Daisy also got three of the new series 3.1 mystery boxes to open. She was delighted that all of the Nums inside came with new duo flavoured gloss-ups. She also got a glittery Num which she thinks is the best.The Num Noms Lunch Box Deluxe pack is available to buy from Amazon and other good toy retailers.

Review: Splashy the Whale

I don’t know about you but I loved playing board games as a child. Daisy has recently taken an interest in playing games so when we were asked to review Splashy the Whale by John Adams I knew the whole family would love it.

Splashy the Whale is a fun electronic skirting skill and action game, he eats anything he finds out at sea and if you tickle his tongue while you try and retrieve the pieces with your fishing rod he will squirt you with water.img_27291 img_27381 Setting up the game is super easy, you will need 3 AA batteries (not included) then you just fill the reservoir up with water. There is an on off button on the side, I found this useful for when we just wanted to play without the water which is still lots of fun.img_27391You place all the pieces in Splashy the Whale’s mouth, grab your fishing rod and you are good to go. Each player takes it in turns to retrieve one of the pieces of flotsam and jetsam. Each piece has a different point value for example an anchor is worth 2 points and a submarine is worth 5 points.

The player with the most points when all the objects have been removed is the winner.

As a family we had so much fun taking it in turns to hook the pieces out of Splashy’s mouth. One thing I would suggest is that you put a water proof mat under the game we used our large messy mats that we use for crafts.img_27631img_27571 img_27531 img_27451There were squeals of delight from the children when Splashy soaked them and the competition to hook the highest value piece was fierce.
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I think the game is great for developing hand eye co-ordination skills as well as providing a wonderful sensory experience. I found it a fun way to teach the children about taking turns and encourage mathematical skills by counting the number of points they had at the end of the game.

Since the game arrived it’s not been back in it’s box, the children want to play every day.

Splashy the Whale is suitable for ages 4+ and adult supervision is advised. The game is available to buy from Amazon and other good toy retailers.

Does Splashy the Whale look like a game your family would enjoy ? leave me a comment I love hearing from you.

angela

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*We were sent Splashy the Whale for the purpose of review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own*

 

 

Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart Review

Last month I attended Blog On which is a wonderful conference for bloggers, there was a chance to interact and talk to brands and one brand caught my eye in particular because they had on display the new Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart.

I couldn’t resist having a little play with the cart and also gaze adoringly at it (yes I’m a Disney geek) I knew that it would be something that Daisy would absolutely love so when we were offered one to review I jumped at the chance.

disney-princessbellemusicaltea-partycartTea parties and Disney Princesses are extremely popular at our house so you can imagine the level of excitement when Daisy realised she could combine her love of both.

The Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart by Jakks Pacific is a musical  tea cart that has been inspired by Disney’s Beauty & The Beast movie. It comes with a cart you can roll along, a Mrs Potts teapot with removable lid, a Chip tea cup, a plain tea cup, two teaspoons and a party invitation.img_2360 img_2368 img_2374With the push of the rose shaped button on the side of the cart you can listen to the popular song from the movie ‘Be Our Guest’ you can roll the cart and watch as Mrs Potts and the tea cups spin around in time to the music, you can stop the music at any time by pressing the button again. There is a switch to turn this function off completely on the underside of the tray.

Daisy has had so much fun hosting tea parties and singing along with the tea cart, we have all been treated to endless cups of tea and biscuits. I’ve promised Daisy that our family movie this weekend will be Beauty & The Beast so she can watch the characters come to life and listen to the full version of ‘Be Our Guest’.img_2378

img_2383 img_2386 img_2390I asked Daisy what her favourite thing was about the cart and she told me she liked the music and that she can make cups of tea for Mummy, Daddy and Jake.

I particularly liked the stickers and detail on the cart which depicts scenes from the Disney movie, I love the pastel pink and yellow shades which compliment each other perfectly and make the cart look super pretty.

I think the cart would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas present for any Disney Princess fan, it’s fantastic for encouraging role play and imagination.

The cart is suitable for ages 3+ requires adult assembly and 3 AA batteries (which are supplied) and can be found at all Smyths Toy Stores.

angela

*We received the Disney Belle Cart free of charge for the purpose of this review as always all opinions are our own and completely honest*

 

Interplay Fuzzikins Craft Cozy Cats Review

Daisy was really excited last week when a parcel from interplay  arrived for her, they had sent her a Fuzzikins Craft Cozy Cats to review, regular readers and followers of ours on Instagram will know that both Daisy and I like to get creative so this lovely set was perfect for a Sunday afternoon craft session.

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img_2154The kit comes with three different sized cats who are so soft to the touch, some felt pens to colour their fur and some sleeping bags, stickers and accessories to make them nice and cosy. The inside of the box can be used for play and also a place to practise your designs before you colour the cats in.

img_2159 img_2158One thing I will mention is that Daisy did get very messy colouring in the cats but the felt tips are washable so I wasn’t overly concerned, I also had to help constructing the sleeping bags as it was a slightly too intricate for Daisy’s little hands.

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Once the cats were all colourful Daisy had fun putting them all to bed in their sleeping bags that she had decorated with the fish shaped stickers and she also put on their little sleeping masks, I have no doubts that those cats were as cosy as can be once Daisy had finished with them.

img_2180 img_2176 img_2189Fuzzikins Craft Cozy Cats are suitable for ages 4+ and cost £12.99 from Amazon.

Angela xx

Disclosure: We were sent the Cozy Cats set for the purpose of this review, the post also contains an affiliate link which means that if you click and buy I receive a small commission for which I am very grateful.

 

Toy Collecting & Giveaway

Like most children I used to love collecting toys, I had My Little Pony, He-man figures and Strawberry Shortcake dolls to name a few, although I didn’t keep any of my collections I’ve always felt nostalgic when I thought of them so I was more than a little excited when Daisy began to show a real interest in toys especially My Little Pony.

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I began collecting Pop Funko figures earlier this year and through searching for information about them I came across a whole new world of toy collectors on YouTube, Daisy and I began watching blind bag and surprise toy videos (trust me they are addictive). The videos have really sparked Daisy’s imagination and she has been spending her pocket money (and maybe some of mine) buying blind bags and small collectables.

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I thought it would be nice to offer you my lovely readers a chance to start or add to your own toy collection, you can win two My Little Pony figures and a collectable Disney Wikkeez tin by entering using the gleam app below, the first task is mandatory but all the other tasks are optional, you can also come back every day for a bonus entry.

Here’s what you could win .

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A sneak peak inside the Disney Wikkeez tin (the prize one will still be sealed)

Terms & Conditions:

UK Only

The prize is My Little Pony Fluttershy, My Little Pony Rarity and a Disney Wikkeez collectable tin as pictured above.

The winner will be notified by email/twitter and has 28 days to respond.

The closing date of this giveaway is 31st July 2016 11.59pm.
My Little Pony & Disney Wikkeez Giveaway

Good Luck !

Angela xx