Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It has been a busy year and I haven’t updated my blog since December 2017, in this time my daughters have been reviewing on their youtube channel, check it out here
These reviews haven’t made in to the blog as I have been busy running my embroidery business and I haven’t had time to write up reviews.  Unfortunately the time has come to end my embroidery business as its not proving cost effective and I am running at a loss.
The new year has lots of new beginnings for me, I will be starting a new business and the girls will be doing more reviews on their youtube channel and also written up on this blog.
I would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR and please check back in the new year for more reviews.

Project Mc2 Pixel Purse

The Project Mc2 Pixel Purse is great fun, it comes with lots of already programmed designs to pick from, here are 2 of them.

The children were really excited about taking this out of its box and programming it.

Inside the purse it looks like this 

To be able to program it you need to download the app from the app store onto your device, we used it with a Iphone.

When the app is running you plug the cable into your iphone.  Then you can use the app to make new designs, once you have a new design you can upload this to the pixel purse and your design will show straight away.  Here is 1 my daughter designed.

You can have the designs flashing and scrolling with lots of colour choices.

The bag is made from plastic and has a softer plastic strap, I had to remove the material tassel which was attached to the imitation zip as it would get caught in the bag when closing and it made it difficult to open.

The bag is alot of fun but not very practical for carrying much as there is not alot of space inside.

RRP £59.99


We received this bag for free for our honest review.


Num Noms Series 4 and Num Noms Lights Series 2

Num Noms Series 4 bring us lots more lovely smelling Nums, Glitter Gloss Up Noms and Polish-It Noms.

Lets start with the newest members of the Nums, it this Series the categories are:

Cookie Nums with wafer cookies, chip cookies and furtune cookies.

Fancy Cake Nums with tea cakes and bundt cakes.

Creamery Nums with cafe drinks, smoothies, milkshakes and fro-yo.

Creme filled Nums with macarons and sandwich cookies.

Baked goods Nums with pies and donuts.

Pasta Nums.

The Glitter Gloss-Up Noms which are lip glosses, come in 4 categories which are Swirl Candies, Meringues, Cookies and Gumdrops.

The Polish-It Noms which are nail polish, are standard, glitter or shimmer.

Today we are showing you the Num Noms Series 4 Desert Tray selection box (RRP £16.99)

num noms series 4

We hope you enjoy the unboxing video

unboxing Series 4 Desert Tray

These are the Num Noms from the desert tray unboxing

num noms series 4 unboxed

Num Noms Lights Series 2 come with a Num, a light up Nom and a ring (RRP £4.99)

num noms lights series 2

The Nums in this series have categories which are Gummny Bear, Hard Candy, Rock Candy, Striped Candy and Slushie.  The Light Up Noms also have categories which are Gem Candy and Rock Candy.  The ring is a Nom holder which you can wear with your light up Nom.

Just recently released is the new Num Nom Magazine packed with lots to do and free gifts on the front.

num noms magazine

This is the video for Series 2 Lights unboxing and to show you what is included with the magazine.  We hope you enjoy watching.

unboxing Series 2 Lights and magazine

Other new items available

Num Noms Series 4 Starter Pack – RRP £9.99

It’s a recipe for sweetness with Num Nom Series 4 Starter Packs! In eight delicious varieties of Cookies & Milk, Tea Party, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Frozen Yogurt, Snack Break, Princess Cakes, Frosted Donuts and Bundt Cakes.

Num Noms Series 4 Lunch Box Deluxe – RRP £16.99

If that doesn’t sound tasty enough, Num Noms Series 4 Deluxe flavours of Sweets Sampler and Desserts Tray will also return in the style of super cute Lunchboxes, which can be re-used to carry your collectables, too.

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar – RRP £9.99

The flavour fusion continues with a range of six different Num Noms Surprise in a Jar flavours including Smores, Rainbow Pop and Sugary Glaze.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker – RRP £49.99

Give your nails a scent-sational makeover with the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker.  Mix your own scented nail polish with strawberry, blueberry, banana nail polish and glitter! Create your own scented colours, like Straw-Nana Pink! Perfect for sharing with friends!

Num Noms Collectors Case – RRP £19.99

Carry your Num Noms collection with you on-the-go! Store and display your favourite scented characters in the sweet Num Noms™ collector’s case!


Num Noms Series 4 and Num Noms Series 2 Lights are for children aged 3+ and are available from all good toy retailers including ToysRUs, Smyths and The Entertainer.


We received the Num Noms free for reviewing.

Num Noms Lights Series 1 Mystery Pot Review

Num Noms Lights

Num Noms lights are new with Noms that light up.   The Nom has a cute bow button on the top to turn the light on and off.  When its on it flashes alternative colours.


The Num Noms Lights Series 1 comprise of Snow Cone Nums, Gummy Nums and Freezie Pop Nums with 10 different Light-Up Noms.

The children opened 1 mystery box each and here is what they got.  The left picture is unlit and the right it lit.


To their amazement they both got the same Num (Madelyn Mango) and Noms (Raspberry Light-up, these are slightly different in colour, one is lighter).

Here is the childrens unboxing video


We received these free to review.

Num Noms series 3 Lunchbox and Series 3.1 Mystery Pot Review

Num Noms Series 3 Lunchbox

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.


We received these packs free to review.

Review – Portable North Pole Magic Pass 2016

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

 HD downloads

  • 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.

Cropped shot of a family of three using a digital tablet at home
Cropped shot of a family of three using a digital tablet at home

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.


I was given a code to enable me to use Portable North Pole for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Twozies Season 1 Review and Giveaway

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.

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Baby Annabel Baby Brother Review

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.



Num Noms Freezie Pops Family and Series 2 Mystery Pots Opening

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.

Shopkins Season 5 Review

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.