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Mattel DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl 24/03/2017

Ne ne ne nene ne neee ..... Batgirl!

Mattel DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl Thankfully my seven year old daughter has began to loose interest in the likes of Disney Princess and My Little Pony, her interests have began to expand and grow a little which is nice to see. One of her new interests is Superheros, particularly the female characters. She is a big fan of the new Super girl TV show on Sky One and so I bought her a Super Girl doll for Christmas as well as some other characters from the 'DC Superhero Girls' range to play alongside it. I decided to buy her Bat Girl, today I will be reviewing our experiences of this doll. The Doll There were two versions of the doll available - regular and deluxe, I purchased the regular as it was significantly cheaper. I can only guess that Ciao's picture shows the deluxe doll as ours is slightly different. The doll measures 12 inches in height so is taller and more chunky compared to the other fashion dolls out there, although she has a small frame she isn't quite as slim as the likes of Barbie or Bratz and has chunkier calves and forearms plus her face is fuller. The manufacturers have also given her a toned look to her arms, with some nice muscle. Her head and body is all in proportion. She has a pretty face, with her large oval green eyes and simple pink lips. She has long red hair which comes down to just above her waist. Unlike the deluxe version the regular doll has limited movement. Her head is on a sort of ball and can be rotated about a little, but it feels a little stiff and I would be wary of ...

Garnier Skin Naturals Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Deep 23/03/2017

For a Natural Looking Summer Tan

Garnier Skin Naturals Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Deep I am a big fan of the fake it don't bake it philosophy, I would much rather use lotions and potions to create a bronze tan than to cook myself and eventually look like a shrivelled up old prune. After having mixed results with various fake tan products over The years I have finally settled on gradual tanning body lotions, not only are they simple to apply but they also allow me to build up the tan I want at my own pace and to my own requirements. My most recent purchase was this Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion which I am reviewing today. What does it look like? The lotion comes presented in a large 400ml plastic bottle with a flip top lid, popping this open reveals a small hole through which the product can be dispensed. The brand and product name are clearly displayed on the front along with various bits of information. The bottle itself has a summery appearance with its bright orange colour scheme. Lots of information is given on the back, all of which should be read thoroughly before use. There is a general blurb about the product, directions for use and warnings. Once opened the product should be used within 12 months. The lotion itself is white in colour and is of a thin almost sticky consistency. What are the claims? Garnier claim that with regular use this lotion will gradually create a deep natural looking tan, suitable for all year round. It will also leave the skin moisturised and hydrated 'from morning to evening'. The product will not protect ...

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 16/03/2017

Excellent fuss free Cleansing Water

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water I don't really wear much make up, a quick application of some BB cream, mascara and lip balm and that's pretty much me done of a morning. I have to be careful with what I put on my skin as it is quite sensitive in places and prone to dryness or redness so I tend to stick with brands and products I know work for me rather than trying something new. This is probably one of the reasons I was so late jumping on the Micellar Cleansing Water bandwagon but after hearing so much positive excitement about this stuff I decided to give it a whirl. I purchased a medium 400ml bottle of Garniers Micellar Cleansing Water from my local Savers, there were a few 'varieties' to choose from - I picked up the one for sensitive skin, having just finished the bottle off I thought I would review it here today. What does it look like? Garniers Micellar Cleansing Water comes presented in a clear plastic bottle through which the clear water itself can clearly be seen. The brand and product name are clearly displayed on the front along with various bits of information on the product, the packaging is simple and the bottle is neat and uncluttered. On top there is a pink flip top lid, when opened this reveals a small hole through which the product is dispensed. Lots of information is given on the back, all of which should be read thoroughly before use. There is a general blurb about the product, directions for use and warnings. Once opened the product should be used within 6 months. The Micellar Water ...

Mattel DC Super Hero Girls Supergirl 15/03/2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its Supergirl!

Mattel DC Super Hero Girls Supergirl My seven year old daughter has recently become a fan of the new Super girl TV show shown on Sky One of a weekend, It's a little more grown up compared to her usual love of ponies and princesses, but its an interest I have encouraged as I think Super girl is a better role model compared to the likes of Cinderella. I have since bought her Super girl comics which she loved to read and also some Superhero related dolls. Smyths toy shop had a variety of different Mattel DC Comics dolls available so I bought her Super girl, Bat girl and Wonder Woman, today I will be reviewing our experience of the Super girl doll. The Doll The doll measures 12 inches in height so is taller and more chunky compared to the other fashion dolls out there, although she has a small frame she isn't quite as slim as the likes of Barbie or Bratz and has chunkier calves and forearms plus her face is fuller. The manufacturers have also made her arms and legs toned by adding defined muscles, which is appropriate considering she is a crime busting superhero. Her body seems well proportioned. She does, of course have pretty facial features with her bright blue oval eyes and bright red lips, but her expression is defiant and strong rather than just pretty and forlorn. The dolls in the range are meant to be teenagers so they do look rather young. She has long golden blonde hair which reaches down to her waist, pushed back with a simple blue hairband. The doll is fully possible, her head is on a ball it can move ...

Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion 14/03/2017

Just the Tonic I needed

Garnier Body Tonic Firming Hydrating Lotion Any mother knows that pregnancy and breast feeding can take a toll on the skin, I had my two daughters when I was quite Young so thankfully (with youth on my side) my body managed to bounce back a little easier, my son however came along in my early 30's and I ended up breast feeding him for a year - a lot longer than I had nursed my daughters. Once that part of my life was over and my body was mine again (so to speak) unfortunately I was left a little self conscious when things didn't go back to my pre baby form. I didn't put much weight on during my pregnancy and the breastfeeding helped me regain my petite figure, but my breasts had gone uber massive during nursing so had lost some elasticity and firmness. My partner was very sweet saying he still thought they looked great and that he was just happy to have them back to himself again, but of course I knew this not to be entirely true and so decided to try and improve them by trying out some of the lotions and potions out there designed for these exact problems. One of the products I have been using recently has been this Garnier Body Firming Hydrating Lotion which I will be reviewing today. What does it look like? The lotion comes presented in a large 400ml plastic bottle with a flip top lid, when opened this reveals a hole through which the lotion can be dispensed. The brand and product name are clearly displayed on the front along with various bits of information. The bottle itself has a bright appearance with the ...

Curver Laundry Hamper 02/03/2017

A Functional Laundry Hamper

Curver Laundry Hamper When we moved house last year we used it as an excuse to get rid of lots of old furniture and other various household items, we hired a large skip and managed to fill the whole thing. One of the things to go was our laundry basket, it was a good ten years old and had certainly seen better days, this meant that we needed a brand new one for our home. I purchased this Curver Laundry Hamper from my local Tesco and will be reviewing it today. The hamper did not come presented in any sort of packaging apart from a removable sticker on the front. It did not need any assembly either so it was fuss free and ready to use. Looks wise, it is pretty basic with its basic cream colour and rattan effect design. It is rectangular in shape, smaller at the bottom and gradually widens to the top. It is made out of polypropylene and whilst it has a plastic look to it - it doesn't look cheap or tacky. It has the following measurements: Size H60, W43, D33. Its simplicity means it goes unnoticed in our bathroom, it certainly doesn't stand out in any way. The rattan effect looks really nice and adds a bit of interest to what would otherwise be a very plain hamper. The design also cleverly hides the contents of the hamper whilst also allowing it to breathe, meaning that the dirty laundry is not on display yet doesn't go stinky with no air getting at it. The lid opens and closes with ease, if pushed completely back it stays open making emptying the hamper easy. The hinges are strong and durable, ...

Fisher-Price Wheelies Batman Ride-On 28/02/2017

To the Batmobile

Fisher-Price Wheelies Batman Ride-On A few months before Christmas relatives began asking if there was anything in particular that my son wanted or needed, so I had to get my thinking cap on and come up with some ideas of things people could get him. I asked my sister to get my son a ride on but left the type and style up to her. Christmas morning my son was delighted to open up this Fisher Price Wheelies Batman themed ride on. Packaging & Assembly Te ride on came presented on cardboard packaging which was open at the front so the product could be seen and touched. The product comes fully assembled. The ride on itself was attached to the packaging with plastic ties, which needed cutting away with scissors. I found this quite difficult to do as the ties were very tightly secured around the ride on so there wasn't much room to get in there. It took a fair bit of patients to release the toy from its packaging, so I would suggest doing this ahead of time before giving it to a child if possible. The toy takes 3 AA batteries which were included. What does it look like This is a rather standard looking ride on in terms of size and shape, as would be expected for its age guideline it is rather small and low to the ground and it is also very lightweight. The ride on is made of rather thin plastic which does give it a slightly cheap looking appearance. It has a black, grey and blue colour scheme and has a variety of Batman related stickers decorating it. This includes Batman logos as well as cartoon pictures of ...

Fisher Price Smart Stages Toolbox 01/02/2017

It's Hammer Time

Fisher Price Smart Stages Toolbox My son received this Fisher Price Smart Stages Toolbox by a relative for his first birthday, having owned it for a good nine months now I thought I would finally review it here today. What does it look like The toy is designed to look similar to a real toolbox and it certainly does, especially from the outside. However, since we don't own a traditional toolbox my son didn't really have any idea of what it was meant to be and I still don't think he has much of a clue. When closed the toolbox looks like a little box with a handle on top, it has a nice blue, yellow and red colour scheme which is bright and engaging. There is a stickered picture on the front featuring the Fisher Price Pup as well as a little measuring strip / ruler complete with movable marker. There is a little tab on the lid which needs to be pushed up to open the toolbox. Opening up the toolbox we are met with three different coloured shapes, a red triangle, a green circle and a yellow square. There is also a chunky little grey hammer nestled in a slot this can be removed and used to hit the shapes setting off a variety of sounds and jingles. There is also a little spinner and the 'Smart Stages' switch. Fisher Price have included an on/off switch (thank you very much) which is located on the back of the toy box. This also controls the sound settings which I think to be 'loud' & 'louder'. The battery compartment is also located here and a screwdriver is required tom open it up. I can't remember if ...

Flair Sylvanian Families Waterside Canal Boat 23/01/2017

All Aboard

Flair Sylvanian Families Waterside Canal Boat A few years back now my daughter went through a bit of a Sylvanian Families phase, during that time she built up quite a collection of toys on the brand. One of her favourite items was this Waterside Canal Boat which I am reviewing today. Getting Started I would suggest unpacking the boat and setting it up prior to giving it to a child as it requires a small amount of assembly. This is mainly a case of sticking the stickers on in the correct places to decorate the boat, sounds simple enough but some of the stickers are very small and fiddly to get into place an others require a lot of concentration to apply them correctly - for example the stickers around the port hole 'Windows'. I found I needed a steady hand and a great deal of patients to apply the stickers correctly, it took me a good 15-20 minutes so its definitely a task for the adult and not for the child. What does it look like? I am aware that there have been a variety of different Sylvanian Families Canal Boats over the years, ours is called "Grace" and looks exactly the same as Ciaos picture above. This is the 'classic' style - a replica of the Sylvanian families Canal Boat from the 80's. Therefore, no doubt many parents will remember playing with this very same boat themselves as children! The main part of the boat comes in two parts, the base and the roof - there is no real assembly required to connect the two as the roof can simply be placed on top - taking it off reveals the inside of the boat and gives ...

Fisher Price Bob The Builder Remote Control Super Scoop 17/01/2017

Super Scoop

Fisher Price Bob The Builder Remote Control Super Scoop A few months before Christmas by partner and I began discussing what presents we were going to buy the kids, with three children it can all take a lot of planning and we aways like to get a head start. My partner told me he had been thinking of getting our 21 month old son a remote control digger, although he hadn't thought of a specific one. In the weeks that followed we had been on the look out for one but (rather surprisingly) couldn't find one anywhere, then whilst in Smyths toyshop we spotted this Bob the Builder Remote Control Super Scoop reduced from £49.99 to £29.99 and decided it would be ideal. Bob The Builder The fact that this was a Bob the Builder branded digger was not the reason for our purchase at all, my son does not watch the show and so has no idea who the character is anyways. However, I couldn't help but notice that Bob has changed somewhat over the years and decided a Goggle was in order to see what had happened. In 2015 the Bob the Builder series was revamping and moved from the BBC over to C5 Milkshake. The voice over actors were replaced, most notably the original Bob (Neil Morrisey) was replaced with Lee Ingleby. The characters appearances were changed as well as the setting and some new characters were introduced too. Scoop the Digger remains as one of the key characters, and compared to the rest of the 'cast' his appearance hasn't changed as much. Packaging Scoop came presented in a open fronted cardboard box, meaning the product could be ...

Fisher-Price Crawl Around Car Laugh & Learn 16/01/2017

Baby You Can Drive My Car...Beep Beep, Beep Beep, Yeah!

Fisher-Price Crawl Around Car Laugh & Learn For my sons first Christmas I knew I wanted to buy him this Fisher Price Crawl Around Car, I had seen it whilst I was pregnant and thought it had looked amazing so it was something I was planning on purchasing well before he was even born. He was nine months old when he opened it up Christmas morning and was super excited with it, he has had a love of cars and anything transport related from a young age so it was ideal for him. Having owned it for 12 months now, I thought I would finally get around to reviewing it today. Assembly The item came flat packed and required assembly. My boyfriend put this one together on Christmas Eve so that it was already to be played with in the morning. The assembly looked easy enough and (if memory serves me correctly) it took around 20 minutes to complete - not bad considering we'd had a glass or two of mulled wine. Assembly required a Phillips Screwdriver. I was in charge of putting the stickers on the car, they came on a sheet and had to be peeled off and placed in the correct place, I found this pretty easy to do and managed to get most of them on nice and neat, with exception to the alphabet stickers which run over the "windscreen" on the front of the car, the two parts just didn't seem to match up all that well, but I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to these things. All of the stickers were easy to peel off the sheet and none of them ripped. Lastly, the toy required 3 AA batteries - which were not included. Again a Phillips ...

Hasbro My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage 13/01/2017

Welcome To The Mane Event

Hasbro My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage My seven year old daughter has been My Little Pony mad for a good 5 years now although recently her attention has turned to the spin off series Equestria girls which features the same characters but in a humanised form. The Equestia girls TV show is available on Netflix along with a few movies too, with my daughters current favourite being the Rainbow Rocks feature film. Therefore, it came as no surprise when Equestria Girls toys were at the top of her birthday list last year, so I bought her this Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage. Equatria Girls Equestria girls are made up of characters from the most recent reincarnation of the My Little Pony cartoon, however instead of being Ponies they are humans with pony like features - If you think that sounds odd its probably because it is and if you think they must look pretty weird...well....you'd be right there. None the less, it has proved to be very popular with the young female tweens and so the market is saturated with merchandise and various media tie ins featuring the Equestria girls. They have a huge Netflix presents and this is how my daughter chooses to engage with these girls who live in a parallel fictional world. Rainbow Rocks Rainbow Rocks is a 2014 film staring the Equestria Girls and is a follow up to the original My Little Pony Girls : Equestria Girls, the film was a huge success in the US and two more films quickly followed. Rainbow Rocks in by far my daughters favourite of all the films, In all honesty I have no ...

Play-Doh DohVinci Jewellery Tree 12/01/2017

A Jewellery Tree Decorated With Play Doh

Play-Doh DohVinci Jewellery Tree My seven year old daughter received a number of Play DohVinci sets from a relative for Christmas, its not something she had specifically asked for but it was well received as my daughter does love anything arts an crafts related. She already had experience of playing with the regular Play Doh so the brand was already familiar to her and she told me she had seen similar DohVinci sets being advertised on the TV and had thought that they looked 'fun' so she was interested in giving them a go. They got put to one side during the excitement of Christmas but on New Years Eve she asked me if we could get one of the sets out to complete together, she chose this Jewellery Tree which I will be reviewing today. DohVinci DohVinci is made by the toy company Mattel, who also make products in the Play - Doh range. Doh Vinci kits would fall within the arts and crafts genre and are aimed at the young girl tween market, and involves projects decorating variouse things with 'doh' (similar to that used in the well know 'Play - Doh' tubes.) There are a wide variety of different DohVinci kits available, examples include: * Sparklikg Jewellery Box Kit * Frame Frenzy Kit * Spotlight Spin kit * Butterfly wall art There are also a variety of refill kits available. Age range Most DohVinci kits give an age recommendation of 6 +, which I feel is accurate. From our experience I would say there is a certain amount of concentration and hand eye coordination required to complete the activities, and ...

Fairy Active Dishwasher Cleaner 11/01/2017

A Fairy cleaned my dishwasher

Fairy Active Dishwasher Cleaner My dishwasher has been very busy over the Christmas holidays and so I thought I would treat it to a good deep clean. Whilst shopping in my local Home Bargains I spotted these Fairy Dishwasher Cleaner tablets reduced to just 30p, no doubt due to the best before approaching. I decided to give them a go in the hope that they would leave my dishwasher looking clean and smelling fresh. What do they look like? Fairy must have recently updated their packaging as mine is a little different to Ciao's picture, they seem to have changed the colour scheme - as so often happens with this type of product. The green design has been replaced with a more sleek, modern looking silver design. The packaging clearly shows the brand logo and product name along with a picture of a sparkling clean dishwasher. Both of the tablets can clearly be seen on the front of the packet, through plastic ' windows' at the bottom of the cardboard packet. General information if given on the reverse including usage guide, warnings and an ingredients list. The tablets themselves are about slightly larger than any standard dishwasher tablet, however they are not hard but squishy - a lot like a washing machine capsule. They feel plasticky on the outside but the blue liquid can be seen moving about inside. What are the claims? Fairy claim that these tablets will help eliminate grease, limescale and malodours, leaving behind a 'fantastic fresh scent'. They can be used monthly and work even on a 40 degree ...

Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup 01/12/2016

A Miracle Sippy Cup

Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup My son had been using the Munchkin Miracle 360 training cup for around 6 months when I decided to upgrade him to the more grown up Sippy cup version, having used the Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup for several months now I thought I would review it today. Munchkin Munchkin produces a wide variety of baby items including toys, safety equipment, bottles, cups and feeding equipment. We have owned a number of products from the brand before and have always been happy with the quality, so I felt confident choosing this product from them. Packaging The cup came presented in clear plastic packaging through which the cup could clearly be seen inside, attached above was a cardboard insert which showed the brand logo, product name and a picture of a toddler using the cup. General information was given on the back and there was an instruction sheet enclosed within. What do they look like? Our Munchkin 360 Sippy Cup is pretty much identical to Ciao's picture above, except ours isn't the plain blue version, we have the car design which is green and is decorated with various car related pictures. The cup is really bright and bold and the design is really cool and funky. At 90z / 266ml this is a slightly larger than average toddler cup and would be more suited to the 12 months + age group. This cup is a little different from most of the other standard toddler sippy cups available, as it has no spout instead the liquid inside can be drank from anywhere around the 360 rim - much like a ...
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