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Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Juice 28/05/2016

Amazing Aloe

Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Juice I am always on the look out to try and make my diet healthier in any way I can. A few friends of mine have recently become sales reps for Forever Living, which for those of you who don’t know, sell Aloe Vera based products. I had a quick look at the health benefits of Aloe Vera and thought it sounded quite promising. I carried out an online search for an Aloe drink as personally I find the Forever Living products a little on the expensive side. Needless to say there were literally hundreds of products available but I decided to settle on the Aloe Pura Bio Active Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe Pura Bio Active Aloe Vera Juice This drink is described as 'a unique blend of Aloe Vera whole leaf and unfiltered Aloe Vera inner gel, formulated with the minimum processing to allow the plants natural components to remain unaltered and provide high levels of natural activity'. This drink is said to help cleanse, rejuvenate and maintain and healthy digestive system. It contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Aloe Vera juice can also help to remove toxins, support your immune system, lowers cholesterol, helps with weight loss, hydrates your body and is also packed with vitamins and minerals. It can also helps to maintain healthy gums, helps reduce acne, moisturise skin and improve hair growth. Price I eventually decided to buy my aloe drink from a website called Dolphin Fitness, purely because it came up as the cheapest option. It is currently on special offer where a 500ml ...

Stick Man - Julia Donaldson 23/05/2016

Stick Man, Oh Stick Man

Stick Man - Julia Donaldson I am pleased to say that luckily I have passed on my love of books to both my children who luckily adore their bedtime stories. I think its really important to encourage children to read, especially in this day and age when it seems like technology is taking over the world. My parents are big fans of bootfairs and managed to get me the entire collection of Julia Donaldson books. Stick Man is written by Julia Donalson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Stick Man was released in 2008 and I have the hardback version. Price As I said earlier, my parents managed to get me the whole Julia Donaldson collection at various bootfairs but I have had a quick search online and The Gruffalo's Child would cost you £3.49 at the Book People (this is the cheapest option I saw while carrying out my search) The Story Stick Man tells the story of, as you might have guessed, a Stick Man and his family 'stick lady love and his stick children three'. The story starts with Stick Man going for a jog and a passing dog mistakes him for a stick and runs away with him. From here, you follow Stick Man as he is thrown into various everyday situations for a stick such as being used as a pooh stick or being used as part of a swans nest. All Stick Man really wants to do is get back to his stick lady love and their stick children but everyone he meets just keeps on mistaking him for a stick! Eventually Stick Man finds himself in a situation where he can actually help someone and that someone just so happens ...

Huggies Pull-Ups 19/05/2016

Big Boys Pants

Huggies Pull-Ups My little boy Jacob has recently started potty training. I am very proud to report that he is doing incredibly well and has not had a single accident for the last week. However, at night time I still put him to bed in a pull up nappy because I am not sure if he can last all night without a wee. Having said that his nappy has been dry every morning so he is prooving that he can. All the while I have been potty training him, I have made a really big deal about the fact that he is now wearing 'big boy pants' so a slight problem occurred when I then attempted to put his usual Pampers nappy on him at night time. "No Mummy, big boy pants" Oh dear! So after some gentle persuation from me that evening, he finally allowed me to put it on. The next day I popped to Tescos to have a browse of their nappy section. It was here I came across the Huggies Pull Ups. Huggies Pull Ups The huggies pull ups come in two different designs, the pink one is aimed at girls and the blue one is aimed at boys. The packaging states that the pull ups can be used as potty training pants at night time due to the fact that are extra absorbant. The idea is to encourage your child to learn to pull their pants up and down when they need the toilet, all the while having that safe-guard that if they do have a slight accident, it will simply sit in the pull up rather than soaking through all their clothes. Each pull up has a design on the front which fades when it gets wet so the idea if that your child will be ...

Marks and Spencer Thomas & Friends Vest 01/05/2016

Choo Choo Thomas

Marks and Spencer Thomas & Friends Vest My little boy is now two and a half and this summer, I hope to start potty training him. Up until now, he has always worn the vests which fasten with poppers between the legs. My parents were recently shopping in our local Marks & Spencer's outlet store when they came across some Thomas The Tank Engines vests in the sale. They managed to bag a pack containing three vests for the bargain price of £2. Full price, these vests would have been £8. Jacob loves Thomas The Tank Engine so it seemed silly not to get him these, especially at that price. As with nearly all Marks & Spencer clothing items, these vests are really good quality. They are made from 100% cotton and feel lovely and soft to the touch. The vests themselves are quite simple in design, they are plain white and in the bottom corner there is a little picture of either Thomas The Tank Engine, James or Percy. The vest is then outlined in the same colour as whatever engine appears on the vest. The vests are sleeveless and although fairly thin, because of the quality of them, they always keep Jacob nice and warm. With the vests being nice and thin, it means that fit under pretty much any item of clothing which is really useful. Another advantage is the colour of the vests, because they are white they cannot be seen under a lighter item of clothing like some of the darker coloured vests can. These vests come in a range of sizes which start at 18 to 24 months and go all the way up to 6-7 years. The ones bought for Jacob ...

Paultons Park, Ower, Romsey 22/04/2016

Perfect Paultons

Paultons Park, Ower, Romsey My ex-partner, the Dad of my children grew up in Southampton and his Mum still lives there now. My daughter Molly was a massive Peppa Pig fan from about the age of 18 months so we decided to coincide a visit to his Mum with a trip to Peppa Pig World which is housed within Poultons Park. We first went to Paultons Park when Molly was just over two and Jacob was around 7 months old. We then went again last September when Molly was three and a half and Jacob had just turned two as we actually took him there as a treat for his second birthday. Paultons Park Poultons Park is based in Ower, Romsey in Hampshire. Obviously having lived there for most of his childhood, my ex was fairly familiar with the area but we managed to find the park with no problems at all as it is very well signposted. Paultons Park has over 60 rides and attractions and included in these are all the attractions within the Peppa Pig World section. The park covers 140 acres of land and as well as the rides and attractions, it is also home to a whole host of animals and birds as well as beautiful gardens. Paultons Park actually gets its name from the former Paultons Estate which is where it is located. Paultons Park opened as a theme park in 1983 but it was pretty different to how it is now. It wasn’t until 1999 when they started dramatically expanding the park and a new ride has been built every year since. Peppa Pig World was added to the park in 2011 and has proven to be a popular attraction for children ...

Glade Shake n' Vac Carpet Powder 20/04/2016

Shake It Off!

Glade Shake n' Vac Carpet Powder At home there is myself, my two children and lots of animals, including two dogs, two guinea pigs, a leopard gecko, a cockatiel and chickens. Our house can sometimes get really rather messy. I recently had a new carpet laid in my living room and am taking extra special care to look after it. I attempted to potty train my little boy in the summer last year and I had the odd occasion where he would just wee wherever he would be stood. Of course, this then fell on the carpet and I had the odd patch which would smell of wee. While browing the shelves of my local Tescos, I noticed Glade Shake n' Vac on the shelves and thought this might be a solution to my problems. Glade Shake n' Vac Glade Shake n' Vac comes in a jade green, tall and slim container. The container contains 500g and this covers up to 20-22 sqaure metres of floor. The lid is a flip top lid with two large holes underneath from which you dispense the product. There is a simple label on the front with the product name and a picture of some Lillies. Once you flip the lid open, you can notice that the scent of this product is incredibly strong. It smells very floral and perfumed. It is a very owerpowering scent but I actually quite like it. The product itself is made from fine crystals and actually looks very much like salt, although feels much softer. Cost I bought this as my local Tesco's where it cost me £1.20 which I thought was a really reasonable price. To Use To use this, you simply flip the lid up and shake ...

Glade Warm Vanilla Room Spray 19/04/2016

Sweet Scent

Glade Warm Vanilla Room Spray I am a big fan of all things vanilla so I generally tend to opt for the vanilla scented items when I see them on the shelves. While walking around my local Poundland, I spotted Glade Warm Vanilla Room Spray and popped it in my basket. Cost As this was bought in Poundland, you guessed it, it cost me the bargain price of £1 which I thought was very reasonable. Packaging This Glade air freshener comes in your standard aerosol can which is mostly silver in colour. There is a picture of a vanilla pod on the front of the can. The spray is activated by pressing down the nozzle on the top of the can. The spray can I have contains 300ml. Scent As you have probably guessed by now, the scent of this is warm vanilla. Having said that, the scent is not purely vanilla and it is blended with white flowers. The scent is actually very pleasant, it smells sweet but not sickly sweet which I assume is down to the blend of flowers. The scent lasts a decent amount of time too, smelling stronger at first and then slowly filtering into the room while still leaving a nice sweet scent behind. To Use The spray is very easy to use, you simply press the nozzle at the top of the can and the spray is activated. I always give the can a shake before activating it. I generally spray the product into the middle of the room, being careful not to spray it near any fabric items. Summary This is a product I would recommend if you are looking for a cheap, nice smelling room fragrance. I think £1 for a 300ml ...

Disney Princess Annual 2016 - Egmont Publishing 16/04/2016

Fit For A Princess

Disney Princess Annual 2016 - Egmont Publishing My little girl who has recently turned four has just started showing an interest in Disney Princesses. For Christmas, her Grandmother bought her the 2016 Disney Princess Annual. The Annual The 2016 Disney Princess Annual is a hardback book which is A4 size. The front is bright pink and purple and has pictures of the Disney Princesses in the middle. The princesses have glitter on their dresses which is embossed onto the dresses and stands out from the rest of the book. The book is very pretty and girly and is typical of what you would expect from a Disney Princess product. The book contains 72 pages. The inside of the book is divided up into sections and each princess has her own section. The sections consist of Cinderella, Rupunzel, Snow White, Palace Pets, Tiana, Aurora and Ariel. At the back of the book there is a little game , with the answers also being printed in the book. Each section of the book is actually pretty similar, but just gives the details of the different princesses. On each page there is an 'all about me' page which gives you facts about each of the princesses. There is a section of the page where you can draw something about the princess (obviosuly this changes for every princess). There is then an activity page, followed by a colouring page. Each different princess section is finished off with a two page spread containing a story about the princess in that section. Cost As I mentioned, this annual was bought for Molly as a present but after a quick ...

Thomas The Tank Engine Lunch Bag 13/04/2016

Lovely Lunch Bag

Thomas The Tank Engine Lunch Bag My little boy Jacob is a typical little boy, he loves all types of cars and trains and is a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine. Jacob's old lunch bag had a problem with the zip and it kept jamming so I thought it would be time to purchase him a new one. Cost I found this lunch bag on Amazon where it cost me just £5 which I thought was very reasonable, especially as I had seem similar designed lunch bags in Tescos for £10. The Lunch Bag I did a quick Google search for Thomas The Tank Engine lunch bags and there is a huge variety of lunch boxes available, from plastic boxes, fabric bags and boxes that include a water bottle. I opted for one of the fabric style bags which is rectangular in shape. It measures approximately 9 inches by 6 inches and is about 2 inches deep. The outside of the lunch bag is made from plastic which means that it is shiny to look at and can easily be wiped clean (a massive advantage). The inside of the lunch bag is grey and is also made from the same wipe-clean material. The inside of the lunch bag is designed to keep the food inside cool. The lunch bag has a zip on three sides which means you can upzip it all the way round and fold the lid over. The lunch bag is mostly white in colour and has red trimming all the way around it, and the handle is also red. In the middle of the lunch bag is a picture of Thomas with a blue circle around it. Then in the top left hand corner is a picture of James with a red circle round him and finally in the bottom right ...

Disney Frozen Headband 12/04/2016

Frozen Headband

Disney Frozen Headband My little girl turned four in February and she had a main present but I wanted to get her a few little bits so she had a few presents to open. Molly first watched Frozen around 18 months ago and it is one of those things that she dips in and out of. Some days she doesn’t mention it at all but if she sees something when we are shopping that is Frozen themed then she will always show an interest. A few weeks prior to her birthday we had been shopping in Asda when she spotted a Frozen headband. I made a mental note to pop back and get it on the rare occasion I get to the shops without my children. Price The headband was priced at £3 which I didn’t think was too bad, especially as it was Frozen themed. I have found other standard headbands cost roughly the same price so all things considered, £3 is a decent enough price. The Headband The headband is pretty much a standard headband and looks just like any other and carries the same design. It is light blue in colour, with the top being made from a silky material and the underside being made from plastic. On one side of the headband is a little heart shaped section which has a 3D picture of Anna and Elsa on it. Also attached to the little heart is a pretty white bow. My Opinion This headband certainly seems to be durable and I think the fact it is fairly plain actually works to its advantage as there aren't all those little tassels and bows which more often than not, tend to fall off. The headband is easy to slip on and off her ...

Tangle Teezer Brush Original 11/04/2016

Tease Me Please

Tangle Teezer Brush Original I don’t know what my daughter does in her sleep but when she wakes up every morning, the back of her hair looks like it has been back-combed and it is always very difficult to brush without it hurting her. My parents decided that they would buy her a Tangle Teezer brush for Christmas as they had heard good reports about them. After a quick Google search I can report that the cheapest place I can find a Tangle Teezer brush is on the website allbeauty.com where it will cost you £6.45. I always thought Tangle Teezer brushes were meant to be expensive but I think this is actually quite reasonable. The Tangle Teezer brush was first launched in 2007 and they claim that they have 'revolutionised the hairbrush market, described as 'life changing', 'magic', and the 'must-have brush'. To be honest, before owning one myself, I did think that they were a bit of a gimmick as I didn’t understand how one hairbrush can be so much better than another. I also thought that the Tangle Teezer was aimed for at children but it is actually backed by supermodel Cara Delevigne so is definitely aimed at people of all ages. . The Tangle Teezer brush I have is the Tangle Teezer Original but there are actually quite a few more in the Tangle Teezer original range such as the blueberry pop, pink fizz, sherbet lemon, plum delicious and mandarin sweetie. To be honest the brushes are all pretty much the same except for a colour different. The Tangle Teezer brush which was bought for my daughter is the pink ...

Mothercare Thomas the Tank Engine Striped T-Shirt 23/03/2016

Thomas T-shirt

Mothercare Thomas the Tank Engine Striped T-Shirt My little boy is an enormous fan of all types of vehicles; cars; buses; diggers and especially trains, with his favourite of course being Thomas The Tank Engine. It was my sons second birthday in September last year and he seems to have so many toys that I wanted to get him something other than loads of toys for his birthday so I did a quick Google search online for Thomas The Tank Engine clothing. I was quickly taken to the Mothercare website where I was greeted with this Thomas The Tank Engine striped T-shirt. I have always thought of Mothercare as being quite expensive so I was actually pretty impressed when I saw this t-shirt was £7 which I actually thought was quite good value for money. The Thomas The Tank Engine striped t-shirt is made from 100% cotton so as you can imagine it has a lovely soft feel to it and will also feel nice on your child’s skin. I am a big fan of clothing made from natural fibres and not synthetic ones. The design of the t-shirt is quite unique too, the front of it is blue and white striped and then the back of the t-shirt is red and white striped, with the sleeves being blue and white striped. On the front of the t-shirt is a picture of Thomas’ face which is black. This is then outlined with a black circle and you have the words Thomas Original written above and below the picture in red. Then, either side of Thomas you have Est. 45 which is also written in red. On the right hand sleeve of the shirt there is a little stamp design which has ...

Lush Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb 18/03/2016

Smelling Of Roses

Lush Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb My daughter has been awful with her sleeping lately, sometimes getting up as much as once an hour! The sleep deprivation was certainly starting to affect the household and I decided I needed to do something about it. So in true parent style, in invented the 'sleep fairy'. The sleep fairy wrote Molly a letter and gave her a 'sleep box'. The letter told her that if she slept in her bedroom all night long, she would receive a present in her sleep box in the morning. I am pleased to report this has been working really well. However, it does mean that we basically have to have a never ending box of presents to put in her sleep box. Late one night I suddenly realised I didn’t have a present for her box. Rummaging through the cupboards I found a Lush Rose Bombshell bath bomb which I was bought for Christmas and decided this would be her present.. Lush Rose Bombshell My Lush Rose Bombshell bath bomb was given to me as part of a gift set that I received at Christmas. Lush describe this bath bomb as 'bursting with rose petals' and ingredients include milk powder blends with orange flower, rosewood and Turkish rose oils. Price As I previously mentioned, this bath bomb came as part of a gift set but after a quick look on the Lush website, I can tell you that this bath bomb will set you back £3.95 which isn't too bad really, especially considering the size of it. Appearance This bath bomb is actually pretty big, probably about the size of a tennis ball. The bath bomb is a powdery ...

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Musical Chair 12/03/2016

Laugh & Learn

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Musical Chair I recently had a clear out at home of all the toys that my children have either outgrown or no loner use. One of the toys that I sold via a facebook selling site was the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn chair. Price We were actually passed this chair from my neice who had outgrown hers by the time my eldest was old enough to use one. A quick Google search tells me that this chair willcost you £36.99 from Argos. Obviosuly prices vary between retailers so it would certainly be worth shopping around. To Make The chair comes inside a carboard box. Once opened, you will be greeted with four parts which make up the chair and 4 feet for the chair. The pieces are bascially slotted together. The instructions are simple enough to follow but do mostly consist of of little diagrams with numbers and arrows. It probably only took me around 10 minutes to assemble. The Chair The chair seems to come in various colours but the chair I have is green and purple. The main body of the chair is green and the feet are purple. The little side table holds a book, a lamp and some crayons and is white in colour. This actually worked really well for us as we had a little girl first and then a little boy and it meant that we could use the chair for both children. The packaging states that the toy is intended for children 12 months through to 36 months of age The chair itself is made from incredibly durable plastic which is very hard-wearing. My children climb all over this chair and it isnt really ...

Galt Playnest & Gym 09/03/2016

Play Gym

Galt Playnest & Gym My children are four and two now so have obviously grown out of the majority of their baby toys now but I was recently sorting through all their old toys and came across their Galt Playnest which I remember being a 'toy' that we used for a considerable amount of time for both children. Galt Most people with children have probably come across the Galt brand at one point or another. Galt are an international educational toy company that have been established for over 175 years. It was in 1961 that Galt opened their first toy store in Carnaby Street, London. Nowadays Galt produce and sell toys aimed to meet the developmental needs of all stages for children between 0-10 years. Traditionally, the Galt brand is associated with art and craft products and their products are designed to be fun and encourage learning through play. Price My sister in law bought our Galt Playnest for us but after a quick Google search, I can tell you that this playnest can be bought for £23.81 at Tesco's. Prices do vary from shop to shop so it would definitely be worth shopping around. Range Galt actually produce a range of playnests with varying designs. These designs include playnest farm, 2-in-1 playnest, playnest car, playnest dino and playnest and gym farm. The playnest I am reviewing today is the playnest and gym farm. Galt Playnest The Galt playnest and gym farm is essentially a fabric covered inflatable ring with bars that hang over the top. Once the ring is inflated, there are little ...
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