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Phoenix Gold FreeFlight iron

Published February 21, 2018 by Bizzimummy

If there is one household chore that I had to name as my worst, then ironing would come very close to being at the top of the worst list (after oven cleaning). I hate the job, I don’t seem to do it to right, but I do think that it helps a lot when using a good quality iron like the new Phoenix Gold.

Ironing does seem to be a whole lot easier using this iron, compared to other models I’ve tried. Firstly it’s cordless, or it can be used corded. It sits and locks into the power base, heats up and then can be unlocked and used cordless, meaning no need to worry about tangling the cord or the cord not being long enough to stretch.

It’s other unique features include the ceramic coated soleplate. Previous irons I have owned did not have this.

This plate enables the iron to easily glide across any fabric without sticking. Gone are the days of burn holes or iron prints on trousers or scraping off black bits off the iron.

It’s easy enough to use, like the majority of irons, you pour in the water, select the settings from the dial and wait for it to heat up, there’s nothing majorly head baffling when using this one.

There is an on/off steam selector mode to use as a steam iron, The Anti-Drip system stops stains from water droplets at low ironing temperatures while the Anti-Calc and Self-Clean functions help to eliminate lime scale build-up to prolong the life of the iron. There’s even an Auto-off safety setting for peace of mind, plus a ‘Ready to Use’ thermostat light indicator.

Overall this iron performs much better than other models I have tried and tested. The cordless function is more than useful, however the cordless function only works well if the iron is at the correct temperature on base. It does not stick or pull on clothing and it looks very smart in Gold.

This iron costs £49.99 from JML.

Big Fish Little Fish events

Published February 21, 2018 by Bizzimummy

For Mother’s Day this year, we are doing something totally different. Well not so unusual for me, but certainly a first for my children. We are attending the Mother’s Day family rave in Manchester hosted by Big Fish Little Fish events.

Being a keen raver since the tiny age of just 14 years old means that I was very intrigued by these family events. My kids also love the music I listen to, be it trance, hardstyle, techno, dance or old skool so I think they will love it.

This particular event will be held at the Birdcage in Manchester on March 11th. Si Frater will be doing a DJ set. He is a well known DJ and I have been to a few raves and events where he has played.

It’s not just about the music where kids are concerned. Unlike us older ones they would probably get a little fed up if it was just dancing. No there is also an audio visual science show to begin the event along with several play areas, tents, tunnels, craft tables, play doh, colouring, ball pools, tattoos, glow sticks, face painting and so much more. The dance floor will be multi sensory with balloons, bubbles, glitter and even a parachute at the end.

There will be optional extras including stalls & a groove booth and a licensed bar.

So join us this Mother’s Day at the Birdcage in Manchester. Tickets are extremely cheap at under £10 but theses events do sell out fast. Buy your tickets here.

My little pony Equestria Girls

Published February 19, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Most little girls love My little Pony and it certainly is not a new craze as I also adored the cute little collectible ponies when I was little.

There are lots of “my little pony’s” to collect and now there are also fashion dolls to go with the pony’s.

These are the Equestria girls. They look like regular fashion doll girls but all have pony ears. These girls even have their own series on You Tube, along with various websites and mentions online.

These girls share names with the most popular pony’s, such as Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie pie and all share similar hair colours to their matching pony.

Izebella was so happy as she was sent her favourite pony girl, her favourite pony being Twilight sparkle.

Twilight Sparkle doll is dressed in colours to match her pony and also has the pony colours in her hair.

Her clothes are removable, and Izebella took no time in taking them off and later putting them back on again, which seems to be a strange habit she has with new dolls.

These are just fashion dolls and don’t do much else, no batteries and no interactive features, so it’s down to little girls to use their imagination as all us mummies did when we had our dolls and pony’s.

Each doll can be bought for about £13.00.

Interplay: My fairy garden

Published February 16, 2018 by Bizzimummy


This lovely “My fairy garden” kit contains everything we needed for my little princesses to create their own realistic mini garden. The only thing not included is soil, which luckily we have plenty of. 

The fairy garden is created in a round bowl. First thing is to add soil then slowely add things such as the house, path, shell etc. The house is made from foam and connects via cut out slots, it’s not the easiest thing to put together as it tends to all fall apart or be wobbly. I found the door is tricky too attach but once it’s all up it stays up. 


There is a shell included which acts like a little pond when filled with water. Also a fairy toadstool ornament. There is a washing line too which has to be put together with sticks and string. Ours would just not work and I ended up with a splinter trying to sort it, hence why it’s not in our garden. 


The colourful stones to make the gravel path also come included, as does the one fairy and grass seed which was added once all set up. We added our own shells too and any small toys or gems can be added to make it look fuller. As you can probably see by the picture above. We did our garden outside. This was really to avoid soil and mess in the house. I am unsure if the garden is meant for outside use but I think the house may fall apart in bad weather and the bowl would need holes making at the bottom. It may be best to keep it inside. 

It requires watering like most plants and putting in a place where there is sun light. After just 5 days we could see grass.


And once the grass starts to grow, it grows very quickly. This next photo was just a day after the one above.

I think I may have to trim it a little soon as we don’t want a fairy jungle.  

This fairy garden is one of Interplays best selling products and is a great idea for kids to get creative in Summer. The set costs approximately £14.99 and can be purchased directly from Interplay, Amazon and most good toy stores. 

Check out the range of fairy products from interplay on this short video 

L.O.L #BFF valentines surprise

Published February 15, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and unfortunately the postman must have misplaced all my cards and flowers as none arrived. Sad I know but at least my girls got to celebrate with their BFF (best friends forever)

My girls got a lovely package full of L.O.L surprise balls. Each ball contains lots of layers of plastic wrap and underneath each layer is a little surprise with the final layer revealing a L.O.L doll.

The new series LOL’s are themed around little sisters and pets. The regular LOL dolls have five layers of surprise to unwrap.

There is also the brand new confetti pop LOL which contains 9 surprises inside and is bigger than the other LOL balls.

The idea, was to give their best friends a Lol doll and the included valentine card and that’s just what they did. We were sent a few LOL balls meaning both my girls and their friends all had one.

We even had a sleepover too!

Lol dolls can be purchased at most good toy stores.

Pancake Tuesday with the NumNoms

Published February 13, 2018 by Bizzimummy

It’s pancake day once again and although I detest the things, my children seem to love them. My girls also love NumNoms so we’re only too happy to participate in our Num Noms pancake champion challenge.

Now yes I know it’s early in the day, but when did that ever stop Blue Peter from showcasing anything? Yes we made a few yesterday and this morning, but firstly here are the contents of the lovely NumNoms pancake parcel we received.

So we have lots of pancake mix and sweet pancake toppings. Some brand new NumNoms and light up NumNoms too. And yes the pan is a real pan. I did have to query that one as I wasn’t too sure, but just look 👀

This has to be the most cutest pan I’ve ever seen, it also has a Valentine’s theme to it too.

My girls are keen collectors of NumNoms and have literally hundreds from all the series. We are now on series 4.1 and series 2.1 for the light up flashing NumNoms.

NumNoms are perfect for occasions like Pancake Tuesday because they are all based on food items and mainly the sweet stuff which is what my kids love on their pancakes.

Unfortunately I am hopeless at tossing, so whilst the pancake may look perfect on one side, they don’t turn out perfect once I manage to flip the damn things. So it’s a good job the toppings cover up the disaster.

Hmm it’s sort of still heart shaped I guess and it went down a treat with some sweet stuff on top.

Of course this little pan oh gives little pancakes which are fine for the small people like Izebella, but teenage boys want something bigger that’s not heart shaped.

So a normal round one it was.

And yes we still have lots more mixture to get through tonight and lots more toppings and crazy NumNoms to make flavours from. I will be happily making them, my kids will be eating them.

ST MORIZ tanning mousse

Published February 8, 2018 by Bizzimummy

When living in a country like the UK, it’s very rare we get a good spell of real tanning weather, add to that, being light skinned means it’s incredibly difficult to achieve a real glowing tan. Sun beds come with so many risks, so for me I reach for the tan in the bottle.

There are so many fake tan products out there, so it can be difficult to find the right one. Some of them are very overpriced whilst some cheaper products can leave me looking like an oompah loompah.

St Moriz tanning mousse is available in most stores selling beauty products. It happens to be one of my favourites for both cost and quality.

This 200ml bottle goes a long way and can usually be purchased for about a fiver or even less.

It’s always best to apply any tanning product with a tanning mitt as opposed to just using hands and fingers. St Moriz mousse comes in a choice of shades. The one I’m currently using is the dark shade. This gives a deeper yet natural looking all over tan.

The product comes out a really deep brown colour with a hint of orange but don’t worry as it does not develop this colour. Being a mousse makes it easy to apply to give a real non streak all over coverage. I use it everywhere, starting with my legs and moving upwards. I find my back difficult but even then the are no streaks.

There is no horrible smell with this product and it contains ingredients that help to moisturise the skin.

The tan will develop within 4-6 hours. I apply mine the night before and by morning I’m tanned.

See this and more products over on the St Moriz website.

Sleek make up

Published February 7, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Make up always makes a much wanted gift for myself and I would be very very happy if I was bought make up for either Valentines or Mother’s Day.

The Sleek make up brand can be found in Superdrug stores. It’s a brand I really like because it’s affordable whilst still being good quality and a great range of products.

This time it’s all about the eyes and lips. The “i Divine” All night long pallette gives 12 Different shades of colour along with a double sided eye brush and a mirrored case.

The top and bottom shades tend to work well together to give a smoky or slightly sparkly look. I think these colours are just fab and right up my street. And all twelve shades can be yours for just £8.99.

Continuing with the eyes, I have two liquid precision eye colours. Now I have not used these before and at first slightly confused as to what and where they were used.

Is it a liquid eyeliner? Or eye shadow? I wondered. There isn’t much info on them but a quick web browse told me I use them as an eyeliner. These can be a bit hit and miss at first and getting the product into the shape of the eye lid without smudging can be a bit tricky with this brush. It’s a bit like painting using a tiny paint brush. The colour goes on bold and thick and a small amount gives a big coverage.

These cost £6.99 each and come in lots of lovely shades. The shade I used on this occasion is surrealism.

Moving on to my lips with my “Lip VIP”

These lipsticks cost £5.49 each. Semi matte finish that gives a lucious velvety finish. It glides on so smoothly and lasts a while too.

Visit Superdrug’s stores to buy these Sleek cosmetics.

Ditch the razors, get Nair

Published February 6, 2018 by Bizzimummy

If you shave your legs and other body parts and are fed up of razor cuts and buying expensive blades then maybe consider switching to this stuff.

This is Nair, the hair removal cream that needs no razor or waxing. It’s not a new brand, Nair has been around for years and it’s a pain free method to remove unwanted body hairs.

Nair hair removal products are Depilatories in lotion and cream formulas. They work by dissolving unwanted hair, leaving skin smooth days longer than shaving.

Prior to starting any hair removal process, be it Nair lotions, waxing or shaving, it’s always a good idea to use a post hair removal product like this triple action Nair balm.

This product will help to soothe and moisturise the skin and hopefully minimise any redness or soreness which often occurs after hair removal.

Nair’s glide on hair remover, means I don’t need to put any of the product on my hands or anywhere else that it doesn’t need to be.

There is a dial at the bottom of this bottle which I turn to slowly release the product from the three holes at the top, all whilst gliding the bottle where I want the hair removing.

The hair removal process takes around 5/6 minutes, simply apply and leave on. I do mine in the bath or shower. If doing my legs in a bath I simply lift one up and over at a time and then wash it off. It’s much better than shaving, smoother skin, no cuts and the hair does not grow back as fast.

It does have a very strange distinguishing smell which is why I prefer to use it when bathing as I can then wash the scent of it away. It’s not too bad but not the nicest of scents either.

I cannot stress enough that extreme care must be taken with this stuff. It does not have a brain and therefore cannot distinguish between hair removal on legs and hair removal on your head or brows, nor can it tell the difference between an adult, a child or a poor pet. Keep the stuff way out of reach of children (teen girls included) unless you want to find your beloved little ones with no eyebrows and bald patches on their heads. Also keep it well away from your shampoos, conditioners and hair products as getting the bottles mixed up would be a disaster. Keep it away and it’s a great safe product to remove those unsightly hairs.

On sale almost everywhere!

Batiste dry shampoo

Published February 6, 2018 by Bizzimummy

I can’t get enough of this stuff at the moment. I’m addicted to it!

I love my long hair extensions. My normal hair does not grow well and I pay a fair price to keep my hair extensions maintained. Washing extensions can be a mammoth chore by itself – not using certain products, not getting the conditioner near the bonds, making sure it doesn’t tangle, then drying which takes forever, straightening them, which again takes forever and making sure the heat again doesn’t get too close to those bonds or out the precious hair will fall!

I tend to limit my hair washing to once per week, which probably doesn’t sound too great or hygienic. I do get more baths and showers than that, I just use a shower cap. In between washes my hair can get dry with the usual elements of life adding to it – bad weather, rain, hats, sweat, exercise and even diet. Therefore my hair needs refreshment in between washes and that’s where Batiste dry shampoo comes in.

This product comes in lots of fragrances, all of which smell lovely. It’s basically a shampoo product in a tin which is used on dry hair for a quick refreshment fix. For instance when I get up in the morning my hair is usually a mess and all bunched together as I sleep with it tied up, a spray of this stuff brings it back to life without the need for a wash or style.

I find it great for nights out. I usually wash my hair the night before a night out. Meaning it gets a little messed up on the day. Again a quick spray of this stuff sorts that out.

It leaves my hair that slight bit softer and much more manageable to brush through. It’s great for using on hair extensions and also on my own hair too. Being fragranced it also means my hair smells great as tho it’s just been washed. I keep a can in my gym bag too, as no one likes the smell of sweaty hair do they.

Batiste is available almost everywhere, in supermarkets, and stores and I’ve seen it selling for as little as a pound a can.

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