I am a stay at home Mummy to 2 girls aged 9 and 8. I run a bespoke embroidery business from home (Precious Time Memories) and I will be reviewing products either on my own or with the help of my girls. These reviews are my/our honest opinion.
Series 3 has introduced us to lots of new designs, there are Fruit Nums, Donut Nums, Veggie Nums, Marshmallow Nums, Candy Nums, Fiesta Food Nums, Erase-it Noms, 2 flavoured Gloss-up Noms and more Stamp it Noms.
The Lunchbox is made of cardboard with a clear front panel so you can see what you have inside. The carry handle is made from plastic in the shape of a spoon.
In the Lunchbox you get, Maya Mallow, Softy Mallow, CC Candy, Sugar Stripes, Swirls Lolly, Crystal W Berry, Bunny Carrot, Piney Apple, Eda Mama (with 2 peas which are Pea and Pod Erase-It Noms). There is also Blueberry Stamp-It Nom and a mystery Num. The Mystery one is Coolie Cucumber which is a special edition.
The children also opened a Series 3.1 Mystery pot, inside is Coco Cali Num with a 2 flavoured Cucumber Melon Gloss-up Nom.
Here is the unboxing video for the Lunchbox and mystery pot
The children really love these new NumNoms with eye catching designs and all the different smells.
I love the PNP console, I can’t wait for it every year to surprise the children and see their excitement and amazed faces. This creates such magic with the lead up to Christmas. My children receive a video a few weeks before Christmas then a phone call is received closer to Christmas. It makes them think about being good and not ending up on the naughty list.
The 2016 Christmas countdown is on and what better way to celebrate than with a message from Santa himself. The Portable North Pole (PNP) website and mobile app is back once again to delight children and family members across the world for the festivities, with amazing new features and videos for 2016!
Portable North Pole is one of the world’s most beloved Christmas family entertainment brands, dedicated to bringing the magic of Santa into homes with personalised video and call messages from the big guy himself! Each message is carefully crafted to engage, surprise and keep children in suspense and they have become a modern tradition in millions of homes worldwide at Christmas.
With the Magic Pass you will get;
Unlimited Premium Videos
including Santa’s Verdict
The Reaction Recorder
with the mobile app only
Unlimited Santa Calls
tons of fun call scenarios
of all your videos
Storytime with Santa
a video each week in December
And you can get a Santa-Approved Certificate to print for each of your videos
The Price is £9.99 for the pass and it targets all age ranges.
There is a new feature this year ‘reaction recorder’ (only available on the mobile version) which is a lovely way of capturing that initial reaction of your children, which you can keep for years to come.
There are a great variety of videos with the addition of Christmas eve and birthday video.
The videos can be edited, saved and shared across social media or by email and are completely personalised to fit in with your child’s age and abilities. You can add photos of the child, their achievements or anything that they have got up to this year and even a photo of your home so Santa knows where to visit on Christmas Eve.
With all the choice of videos and also telephone calls, this is a great value package.
The package also has a new toy and gift collection exclusive to John Lewis.
Twozies are little characters that you match and collect.
They come in a blind plastic box which contains 1 x baby, 1 x pet, 1 x shadow box, 1 x pattern card and collector’s guide.
When you open the box inside there are 2 yellow bags containing 1 x baby and 1 x pet.
The idea is to see if the 2 bags inside contain the matching baby and pet. There are lots of babies and pets to collect. If they don’t match you can buy more boxes and see if you have any in your new box to match the ones you already have.
When you start your collection and have more than 1 box, the boxes can be attached together on the side and stood upright to display your twozies. The pattern card included is to give a background to your display and fits at the back of the box.
Here is Gemma opening one for you to see, please excuse the picture and sound quality we were trying a different recording device.
The rrp is £2.49 and the places I have found them are John Lewis, Argos and Tesco.
I am giving 1 of these blind boxes away, please enter using Rafflecopter.
We were lucky to receive this lovely Baby Annabel Baby Brother Doll to review. My daughter age 7 couldn’t wait to get him out of his box.
He comes with a bib, bottle, dummy and necklace.
Baby Annabel Baby Brother has lifelike functions. He responds to touches, can cry real tears and loves his bottle.
From the moment of putting his batteries in and turning him on, he started making baby sounds, they sound so cute and are not too loud, we have had baby dolls in the past and I couldn’t wait for them to be turned off.
If you gently rock him he will close his eyes and fall asleep and starts to snore. When he wakes up you can give him his bottle filled with water, the water goes into a tank at the back of the dolls head which is used to make him cry real tears (this version of the doll does not wet its nappy).
You can touch/caress his cheeks and he will make cute happy babbling sounds.
My daughter found that he is alot of fun with feeding and crying, although when she put him on her shoulder to pat his back and burp him she got a wet shoulder as the water came out of the eyes even when he wasn’t crying.
I hope you have found this review helpful.
We received Baby Annabel Baby Brother free for reviewing.
Today the girls are opening Num Noms Freezie Pops Family deluxe pack which includes 6 Nums, 2 motorised Noms, a food container, accessory and a mystery Num. This pack retails at SRP £14.99 They are also opening 2 Series 2 Mystery Pots SRP £2.99
After this review my daughter purchased a Series 2 Mystery Pot and she found a stamp Nom, this was so exciting as it is the first stamp we have seen.
The Freezie Pops pack and 2 mystery pots were received from Num Noms free of charge for reviewing. Thank you Num Noms.
We were out shopping last week and spotted these new twin packs of Season 5 Shopkins, my daughters were so excited to spot them and asked if they could review them.
Season 5 Shopkins are made up of Sport, Garden, Music, Homewares, Bakery, Sweet Treats, Charms, Tech and Limited Edition Characters. The opening of the Season 5 blind packs is from my youngest daughter Gemma, Amy wasn’t very well and didn’t want to take part this time. We hope you enjoy watching.
We were out shopping at the weekend and we spotted Num Noms Series 2 Mystery Pots
The Series 2 Num Noms are a new batch of characters and smells. They consist of a choice from Brunch Nums, Pizza Nums, Diner Food Nums, Sushi Nums, Frezzie Pop Nums, Fair Food Nums, Cupcake Nums, Ice Cream Nums and Jelly Bean Nums. The Noms (the part inside the Num) with this series can either be a stamp-it Nom, Gloss Up Nom or Erase it Nom. The girls really wanted to do another review for you, we hope you like it.
I asked my children if they would like to review Num Noms and the were so excited they said yes straight away. What are Num Noms? the Num top part is a hollowed out plastic character which is scented and the Nom part is a lidded plastic pot which has scented flavoured lip gloss in. The Num sits on top of the Nom. The Mystery Pots retail at £3.00 each and the starter packs in this review are £9.00 each. There are over 5000 scent combinations by stacking them on top of each other you get can create recipe combinations. This is the childrens first video review and they had lots of practise before the final recording. They opened the Series 1 Mystery Pots which have a scented Num and a Lip Gloss Nom.
Gemma opened the Series 2 Freezie Pops and Amy opened the Series 2 Brunch bunch.
Here is their review we hope you like it and don’t find it too long.
Hello sorry I have been quiet again. Life has its ups and downs, busy and quiet times. Times to evaluate and ponder, times to feel unwell and times to rejoice. For the last year and a half I have been having digestive trouble, tests, anxiety issues and CBT. With all of this I keep on going day to day. Dropping and picking up children from school, shopping and running the business. Some days are more difficult than others and I have needed to ask for support from friends. I wanted to let you into my life a little as I would like to start reaching out to people with similar problems. I have discovered there are a lot of foods I can’t eat due to having an allergy to Rapeseed Oil. I also struggle with any member of the nightshade family of fruit and vegetables. Rapeseed Oil is being added to lots of cakes, biscuits, sauces, soups, savoury snacks, crisps (cooked in) and breadcrumbs. Its cheaper to use and can be heated to a higher temperature than other oils. I have to check the ingredients of everything I buy now. I have found also I can only consume Jasmine Rice and the only potatoes I can manage are desiree (other potatoes give me tummy ache and insomnia). My anxiety is worse some days than others but that depends on what I have eaten and if my tummy is happy. Apparently our tummy’s are linked to our happiness, if your tummy is unhappy it doesn’t transmit happy hormones to your brain. If you are anxious this sends upset messages to your tummy. Its a circle. My plan is to try and avoid the foods that cause me trouble and take up Yoga/ Pilates and see if it makes a difference in my tummy emotions. I would love to hear from you if you suffer from Rapeseed Oil allergy and Nightshade family trouble. If you know anyone having any digestive trouble please pass on this information, it took me over a year to realise my allergy. Companies don’t tell you they are changing the ingredients they just do it.