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Make Christmas 2017 special with Kinder chocolate

Published October 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Kinder is the well known kids confectionery brand by Fererro. Ferrero being the 4th largest player in the global confectionery market. Kinder are most known for their kinder eggs which I have been around for as long as I can remember. Kinder chocolate has its own unique milky taste which is certainly identifiable once tasted. As well as those chocolate eggs with mini toys inside, Kinder now has a selection of festive stocking fillers and pre Xmas goodies.

 


For getting children in the festive spirit, nothing quite beats an advent calendar. Especially not one full of melt in the mouth mini kinder bars.
 


Kinder even have a letter to Santa kit too. This could be given with the advent calendar at the beginning of December. The kit contains writing paper, stickers and an addressed envelope to Santa’s grotto. It also includes 8 kinder bars.



Kinder has a fair few products to be used as stocking fillers or even small gifts for relatives and friends children. These include Kinder surprise Christmas eggs, bar packs, tubes, baskets, chocolate figures and even a Kinder mini fluffy toy gift set.

 


All of these yummy Kinder products will be in stores and supermarkets this month. Products will vary per store. These festive chocolate products range in price from just one pound to just under £8.00 each.

More kinder Christmas treats can be found on the Fererro website.

Snails nail polish for stylish girls

Published October 10, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Snails Nails is a Greek brand of nail polish designed for little girls who dream of nice coloured nails. It has very recently become available in the UK; previously being sold in specific European countries.


There are over 50 different colours to choose from including glittery shades. 


Unlike the real stuff, this does not contain any of the harsh chemicals, so no smell and no staining to worry about. Instead it’s a gentle formula which goes on just like nail varnish but easily washes, wipes or wears away.

 



Izebella had three shades of snail polish. Her favourite from the three is the copper looking shade – Twinkle dust.


The polish is easy enough to apply, it comes out at a similar consistency to real polish, it’s not at all watery or too thick and as long as Izebella keeps her hands still then there is no problems with the application.

 



It makes a fabulous alternative to real


nail polish: something I would never steak or applying to my 5 year olds nails. The snail polish is so much safer and risk free. Little girls are always going to want to use make up and nail polish no matter what their age. They see their mummy’s applying it, or big sister and other females and simply want to do the same. 


“This product will make perfect  stocking fillers for every mini princess this year! “

 As this is a new product to the UK. I don’t yet have information on which stores this can be purchased from. It is available via some sellers on Amazon and is sold through Bertoy too.


More info on Snails nails polish can be found on the Safe nails website.

Elves behavin’ badly

Published October 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Little do my three imps know, but the elves have already made an early and very sneaky appearance in this house. In fact they have been creeping around daily, up to all sorts of mischief, stealing biscuits, moving things etc. However today they was not so clever because look what I caught on camera.
 


Look at them, looking like butter wouldn’t melt, very mischievous faces. 


The elves have actually been sent here by Santa Clause for one particular reason. That reason is to be Santas eyes and ears and keep a check on the three imps who live here. It is a little too early for them to show themselves to children just yet, but they are good at hiding and are always watching. Ready to report back to Santa to say who’s been naughty and nice.  

 The elves come in many forms, shapes, sizes, soft, tough, bendable, hangable etc and yes they sit on shelves too.



hmm now what’s he up to?

And they just had to bring their sleigh too didn’t they! Lots of naughty play in this thing. 

And yes of course it makes a beautiful Christmas ornament, that’s if the elves keep still long enough.  

Or maybe not! 


Now these elves have their own elf language but unfortunately us humans cannot hear it. It’s a special language and voice that only elves and fairies can hear. Therefore the elves need another way to communicate with us humans. And so they bought this with them! 

Did I mention they are also very clever??


Oh dear. I’m not sure who elf means here, but it looks like someone is not in Santas good list this time round, Oops! 

Well maybe if we create a new elf and make it come to life with this little kit, the elves may just change their minds about the naughty list. 


And it seems one of our elves boug their little elf baby along too. Baby elf is so cute. 


Well it seems our new Elf family is here to stay, at least until Christmas Eve. They will be making a full appearance around the end of November and will be scattered around our home, moving around daily and watching us all like hawks. 

The Elves behavin’ badly magic is well and truly here.


Choc affair: good for a cold Winter night 

Published October 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

The October chill is kicking in quickly and there is only one perfect warning drink for those cold Winter nights and freezing frosty mornings – hot chocolate of course!

Luxury milky flavoursome hot chocolate that is, like these One shot mini tins from Choc Affair. In this little gift pack there are three tins of hot chocolate, all of which can be purchased as individual larger tins.

The hot chocolate is best made with steaming hot milk, then allowed to cool. My favourite is the salted caramel but they are delicious in there own way.

I was slightly baffled by the instructions. It tells me to use the whole tin in one drink? Or at least I think it means that. However I used less than a third of the tin for one cup of milk and the flavour is very rich, so I certainly don’t think they are meant as one drink tins.


And look what else we have from Choc Affair!

This is also a gift set but it’s chocolate pieces called Dinky Dots. These are disc shaped, a bit like buttons and again in three mini tin varieties.

Aimed more towards dinky people obviously but good for us big people too and perfect together with the hot chocolate.

Both gift sets cost £6.75 each, buy direct from Choc affair .

Menkind Feisty Pets 

Published September 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Menkind is one of those stores that we can’t help but look in every time we spot one. Menkind is full of cool, unusual and much sort after gifts. There will be 90 Menkind/red5  stores across the UK by Christmas and also a host of pop up stores showcasing their best products. They also have their online store too so you don’t even have to leave the house to find that perfect gift this Christmas.

Have you heard of Feisty Pets? You may have seen them on an advert or advertised online. 


They start off looking like regular cute furry soft toy pets. However they also have an unusual angry demonic side too.


This cute little kitty is our very own Princess Pottymouth. That’s her name, and the name she came with. Now our little princess is so fluffy and look at those big sad eyes! Tho don’t be fooled by them, she’s not quite as sad and cute as she first looks. 

Princess Pottymouth has her own personality and likes and dislikes. She likes prowling and pranking, she’s fairly lazy as she always enjoys sleeping in. She hates fairies and valentines and doesn’t like people much either, just watch her in action in our video.

She needs no batteries to turn angry, and she and her friends cost £19.99 each. Suitable for 3 years and over. May be slightly scary for very young children. 

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Sleepzzz Until Birthday Buddy 

Published September 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Two weeks today and my youngest Izebella turns a big five. When this blog first started she was just 6 months old. She is growing up way too quick and very much looking forward to her birthday and special party. The presents bought, outfit bought and now it’s just the waiting. She’s been asking everyday for weeks “how long until my birthday?” and gets a little frustrated when I’ve told her not for a few weeks. 

Yesterday she had a special delivery of a birthday buddy which is part of the Ackerman Sleepzzz Until product line.


This is a very special buddy bear who can take some of the frustration of waiting away. Birthday buddy comes as both a girl and a boy. In the box is the special buddy bear, a countdown calendar and stickers.


The calendar which can be hung or stood up has a 14 day tear off countdown. The 14 days prior is when most children start getting really excited thinking about their birthday. Each day Izebella can tear off one of the pages revealing a number less each time. This can also help with important number recognition too. Each number sheet also has a space to record what Izebella has done on each day and she can be rewarded with a sticker a day until her birthday. 


Yes just like those Christmas elves, our birthday buddy will be closely watching Izebella up until her birthday to make sure she behaves, if she wants her presents that is! 

So it also helps with behaviour, in Izebellas case I know it will as she was good as gold last year when the elves made an appearance so this is a similar thing for her. 

Birthday buddy is also good for hugs. Our girl version which is now named Lucy even comes with a removeable dress. 

They cost about £19.95 and Christmas versions are also available.

Airhogs hyper stunt drone 

Published June 27, 2017 by Bizzimummy

It’s taken us a while to get this one going. At first it just would not work and I have no idea why. But after a call to customer service and a slight jiggling around with buttons, it now works, or I should say, when it chooses to. 


This picture is a little deceptive because the actual drone is tiny. It fits in my hand. 

But size does not mean slow, and especially not with this thing. 

The remote control works off 2 batteries AAA. It won’t work with cheap batteries from the pound store, or it may for a minute and then fail. I use energiser but I hear rechargeables are best. The drone itself charges via USB connected to a laptop. It will charge if connected to a USB plug but  this seems much slower. 

When charged the drone connects to the remote and the way to know its connected is when the drone lights stop blinking. 

Now if I was to give just one piece of advice with this product, that would be to not try to fly out inside, unless of course you don’t mind your eye, face, ears, hands being damaged or worse and you don’t mind your expensive television screen being smashed. Trust me this thing is lethal. 

I’ve only had a short go of it myself as I am hopeless at flying these things so I leave it to my son. This drone (I’m told) is easy to fly. It is a beginners drone product with both a beginner and more advanced mode on the remote. If you have a teenager/older child who is interested in drones then this would perhaps make a good starter.

It is extremely fast and if like me you can’t control it then it could do some damage, hence why it needs to be flown outside. Me being silly tried it in the kitchen and nearly had my skin on my hand ripped off. It can go on any surface, floors, doors, etc. It will spin and roll rapidly as well as flying. 

The stunts are performed via a special stunt button on the remote. This takes practice but once learnt the drone can do back flips and rolls.

It flies pretty high, and is much easier to control outside where less damage can be done. 

Here is Ryan to demonstrate how it flies! 

The description states that if this crashes, it still keeps going. This is not necessarily correct. It does keep going but not always flying, it more rolls and bounces uncontrollably around the floor, hitting anything and anyone in its path.

One charge gives us about 15/20 minutes fly time which is not a huge amount but charging does not take too long either. 

It is very temperamental  when trying to get it to take off from the ground and fly . It tends to go a bit wild and hyper crazily rolling around but a reset on/off usually works. Connecting to the remote can also be hit and miss and the guide that comes with it is not great for trouble shooting. 

The age recommendation for the drone is 8 years and over. Personally I would not let a younger child play with it as it does hurt if the drone blades hit you. 

This is a stunt drone only and is not the type of drone which comes with a camera for recording. 

It’s fair to say we have had a few problems with this drone, but once it decides to work properly it is good for flying outdoors for a few minutes. 

It does cost £39.99. I would be disappointed if I had paid that, given the problems we seem to have, it is really temperamental. 

Making festive mocktails with new Princes refresher range! 

Published January 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy


 We were asked to take part in a festive blogger challenged by Princes. Princes are the ones who make the familiar breakfast type of juice which come in many fruit varieties. They have recently bought out their new refesher fruit range. 

The refreshing flavours in Princes new Fruit Refreshers range contain no added sugar and are  perfect for any time of the day.

In six delicious flavours including Cranberry, Pineapple Coconut & Lime and Mango, as well as unique flavours, Pineapple, Peach & Passion Fruit and Orange, Lemon & Lime; there’s a fruit juice for every taste whether enjoyed with breakfast, lunch or as a non-alcoholic alternative with an evening meal.

Each flavour contains just 25 calories or less per 150ml serving, as well as no preservatives, making them ideal for adults and kids.

Our challenge was to simply create some mocktails over the festive period. Mocktails are cocktails without the alcohol and are great for kids, pregnant ladies or those who cannot have alcohol. The photograph above shows are Princes juices and a few extra ingredients in our received box. We were free to add our own extra ingredients too.

This is the citrus explosion made with Princes orange, lemon and lime refresher juice, still lemonade (the real lemon stuff, ice and real lemon juice with a slice of orange. Very easy and very zingy.

Also our festive surprise using a mixture of fruit – strawberry, banana, mango and mango refresher juice, a splash of milk too and all thrown into our smoothie maker. 

Finally the ginger zing which is a mixture of both mango and orange, lemon, lime refesher with ginger beer. Add lemon and lime juice and heated sugar around the rim of the glass and here it is. 

My kids enjoyed their mocktails and I was more than happy to leave them to drink as many as they wished whilst I stuck to the real thing.

Churchills festive biscuits + giveaway 

Published January 5, 2017 by Bizzimummy

The festive season may be drawing to an end but we still have many festive treats in the cupboard including a few delicious biscuits from the famous Churchills confectionery.

These tins arrived just before Christmas and we have all been enjoying them ever since.

Churchills are well known for their decorative artistic tins such as these and it’s easy to see why. The art work is always beautiful with such attention to detail. Both tins showing pretty winter scenes and both tins containing delicious cookies. 


In one tin are the chocolate hazelnut chunk and the other contains apple crumble cookies. I have never heard of apple crumble cookies before and they really do taste just like an apple crumble. The cookie being just like crumble mixture with sweet small pieces of apple infused inside. Both cookie varieties are delicious.

And of course even better with a hot sweet drink. 

The cookies are all foil wrapped inside the tin and come in two separate foiled packs per tin. The tins can then be reused for storage. I like to keep them for my son and for when he makes biscuits or small cakes at school.

If you like the look of these cookie tins then you could have them in your home too very soon with my great giveaway!

COMPETITION 

Churchills confectionery are giving away a prize of their winter biscuit tins as above. 
Entering is easy, just click the link below to be forwarded to the rafflecopter entry page. You must have Facebook and twitter accounts to take part and live in Europe. 

The giveaway ends January 18th 2017

ENTER HERE!

http://www.theprizefinder.com/

Festive Sylvanian Families

Published December 30, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Izebella loves her very cute adorable Sylvanian family figures and right before Christmas she got another pack to add to her collection. Of course being right before Christmas could only mean one thing for the new characters and thaf of course is Christmas. I

This is a special Sylvanian family Christmas set. Three figures came with it, all being festive bunnies and included a miniature figure. There is a tree and plastic pull out type decorations to hang on the tree. Also some little pop out cardboard presents. These can be fiddly and especially so with long nails.

It is as you can see a rather cute set to have.

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