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Num Noms personalised collectors case

Published December 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Carousel PR have just launched their Biggest Collector competition, a two-month search to find the biggest Num Noms fan in the country. They are giving away the biggest prizes yet with a huge product bundle, branded goodies and even money – plus prizes for the runners up. 
 If you think that you have the best collection of Num Noms, they would love to see your pictures, all you have to do is simply share a picture on Facebook and tag Num Noms or email it to NumNoms@carouselpr.com showing why your little one is such a fan.”

Izebella has hundreds of Num Noms. So many I darent count. And now she has somewhere to display her best ones with this lovely personalised collectors case. 


Izebella has been sent her very own Num Nom case because she’s such a great fan along with some more new num Noms. 


The case will hold about 24 num Noms and came with lots of stickers with her name on to stick anywhere she wants. It also came with a sheet of num nom stickers for the various num nom categories.


It’s a lovely case abs it means she can have her best num Noms always on display.  

 

Kids stocking fillers

Published December 5, 2017 by Bizzimummy

For last minute stocking fillers, HMV has some good deals on their selection of stocking fillers for kiddos. Their pop vinyl figures are great. If you’re not familiar with pop vinyl then this is what they look like.

It’s figures created from vinyl. Many well known characters exist as pop vinyl and they are really collectible. I have a few myself. Characters from movies, games, comic books, fairytales along with pop and rock stars, the list of pop vinyl characters is endless.

These are great for all ages too, both young and old collectors or just a favourite one off figure as a small gift.

The prices vary, usually starting at £10 upwards, however HMV have greatly reduced the price of a selected few. The popular figures sell out very quickly tho as I found out myself from past collections.

Wise words from the book of everyone.

Published December 1, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This book would make a brilliant stocking filler or small gift this Christmas!

Wise words comes from the creators of The book of everyone. Wise words is designed for the younger people, not tots or pre schoolers but more towards young teens and older children like my ten year old.

It’s a personalised book with the child’s name and who it’s from (mum). The books pages are full of quotes and funny tips which may just prove useful one day.

These quotes and tips can be chosen from a list and even altered to suit the child and the situation, just like this.

The quotes are all placed where an animals head should be and the pages are all designed with colour and themes.

It’s an absolute buzz to read through it. I would have loved for someone to give me a book like this when I was younger. I chose the quotes which are relevant to Jordanna and her current behaviour. Hopefully she will take some of it in.

Wise(ish) words for kids supports the Well child charity who’s aim is to support seriously unwell children at home.

Wise words comes as many formats to purchase – digital, soft back, hard back and deluxe and all the prices and options can be viewed on the website.

My Busy Bots

Published November 30, 2017 by Bizzimummy

My Busy Bots founded by two friends who are also mothers, sell specialty created Busy Bags, which look like this.

The Busy bags contain various themed activities which can be done at home or when travelling. The bags are for young children aged 3-8 years, therefore Izebella is a perfect age for the Busy Bots.

The contents of each bag vary but there will not be any pens, glue or craft items, so no need for me to worry about any mess or stains.

Izebella has two bags. One of them contained several cards, each card with a letter of the alphabet surrounded by four pictures. Also in the bag – several small pegs.

To begin Izebella had to say the letter and then work out which picture begins with the letter and peg the picture.

In her reception class they practice the alphabet and phonics daily so she really enjoyed doing this. After the first suggested activity there are other slightly more difficult things she can do. Such as name other things beginning with the letter, or say what the other images begin with.

Her other Busy Bag contains cards with colourful bugs and sparkly (non sticking) gems.

The cards all have numbers on so she has to place the correct number of gems on each one. Other activities on this include matching the gem colours and putting cards in number order.

It’s all about learning at home or away from school. Izebella sees them as extra toys or fun activities so she doesn’t even realise that she’s learning whilst playing. These Busy bags also mean less time on a tablet or watching DVDs. The supplies bags means she can pick everything up when finished and store it all away until next time.

The Busy Bags cost £7/£8 each or they can be purchased in packs of 3 for £15/£21.

Tumball

Published November 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

No Christmas could be complete without throwing in a few family games. Like this one from Megableu.

This is Tumball – The nerve wracking bead stacking game.

It’s a very minimalistic easy set up and easy play game. No batteries needed, no board, no counters or even cards. Just a frame and a whole lot of balls and beads.

The coloured calls are suspended in a cradle and the object of the game is to each place a smaller white bead onto the cradle of balls.

It’s not quite as easy as it sounds, as the white beads have to be carefully placed using a thin stick/straw and not with hands or fingers.

If the bead stays on, then the next player goes. However the cradle of balls gradual gets weighed down with the beads on top and begins to come apart meaning the white beads will fall down. If the white beads fall on a go, then the player must pick all the beads up and add them to their own pile. The winner being the one to get rid of all their white beads first.

It takes a steady hand to place the beads correctly and it gets more difficult as the more beads get placed. I think it works best with more players too, as this again adds more beads, building up more of a suspense on each turn. Up to four can play and it’s recommended for ages 5 and over, It’s all about trying to work out the best position to balance the ball cradle out.

I can just imagine this being played on Christmas Day with children and one or two slightly tipsy adults attempting to place the beads with a straw.

Tumball retails around £17.99.

Christmas stocking fillers: Bic stationery

Published November 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Bic stationery have lots of inexpensive items that could be used as stocking fillers and small gifts this Christmas, as well as stocking up for the return to school in January.

These two packs of coloured pencils are both very different. The Bic Kids pack are made super solid with kids in mind. Easier to sharpen and no splinters, should they ever split. A perfect addition to any youngsters stocking.

The Conti coloured pencils double up as conventional pencils and watercolours. The watercolour effect is done by dipping the pencils in water. It gives a totally different effect when wet. These are probably more suited to older children, teens and artists.

Bic have pens and products to suit all ages and all occasions, such as school, college, work etc. In this picture I have 3 packs of different types of coloured pens.

Again beginning with the Bic Kids (kid couleur) pack. This contains 24 coloured block tip pens for colouring and writing. They are easy to wash off skin, clothes and furnishings. Combine them with a Christmas colouring book for an inexpensive small gift.

Bic intensity fine 20 pack, gives us 20 coloured fine liner pens. These are great for writing with as well as underlining and outlines.

Finally a huge pack of Bic permanent markers. It’s probably not a good idea to give these to young children unless you want to be redecorating in the new year. Permanent usually means just that and therefore very tough to remove if not impossible. These 36 coloured markers don’t just work on paper but on just about anything else – glass, plastic, foil, metal, wood, coated papers and even oily surfaces. Teenagers who enjoy lots of crafting and know how to look after markers like these would be the better recipients.

Bic products can be found in many supermarkets and all stationery stores. See more at Bic world UK.

Christmas stocking fillers: Smiggle

Published November 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Once the main presents are bought it’s time to buy those smaller/stocking filler gifts. The extra little additions which can include just about anything.

Most kids love stationery items, and kids at high school will be in need of extra stationery bits once the new school term begins in January. Smiggle have lots of new funky pieces for those Xmas stockings.

Record me watches work like a regular watch to give the time but they also have a cool recording option which can allow the wearer to record in secret and play back.

Ever remember doing firework pictures when younger, then covering it with black crayon and scratching bits out. They took ages but always looked so good. Smiggle have ready prepared scratch books. The pages already black, and the pack comes with a scratcher and stencil sheets.

And some mixed stationery bits. Race away car erasers, pens with pen erasers and snap bands. Those old retro bands that snap on the wrist and wrap around.

Smiggle stationery is so cool and funky. We all love it here.

Smiggle UK

Hasbro: Olaf’s Frozen adventure

Published November 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If you thought for a minute that the whole Frozen hype was slowly fading then you could not be more wrong. The new film in the Frozen franchise named – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is due to hit cinema screens later this week. This means young fans of Elsa, Anna and Olaf will no doubt be wanting everything Frozen again this Christmas.

It’s not surprise that the new toys are already here for this movie. A collection of dolls and other items featuring the movie characters with slightly new features.

Here is our snacking talking Olaf. He eats the supplied snacks which include yummy cakes and treats, plus he says a few phrases and talks whilst being fed. Because Olaf is a snowman it means his snacks just slide out of him. This Olaf is a bit bigger than the previous solid Olaf figures that are usually really small.

No Frozen movie would be right without a certain princess and that princess is of course Elsa. We have two Elsa dolls from Hasbro’s new Frozen collection.

This Elsa is dressed in a stunning long dress and fur lined cape. Her dress has snowflakes on it which light up and glow as she sings the well known theme tune – let it go. This doll also looks very much like the movie character.

And to make Elsa even more special, a doll that turns into a melody maker. The Play a Melody gown Elsa.

Her long blue dress is designed like a mini keyboard with hidden notes across it. The snowflakes light up and transform into musical keys to play Let it Go. There are three modes of play including an easy guided mode and free play to play own tunes and melody’s. Izebella says this one is her favourite doll out of her new dolls set.

This seems to also be the most expensive out of the three, costing upwards of £34.00. Olaf and the other Elsa doll figures starting at £21.00 upwards.

So this Christmas be prepared for more Frozen wants and buys.

Gifts for Girls: Gel-a-Peel

Published November 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Gel-a-Peel is still a fairly new product. It came out a few years back and my girls have enjoyed crafting with a few sets over the years.

 


Gel-a-Peel is a new way of crafting and combines a safe non toxic gluey substance with colours. Kids can they create all sorts of things, pictured. Jewellery, or decorating bags and other items.

The coloured gel comes in squeezy tubes along with applicators to attach. The gel comes out and then sets and sticks and goes harder.

One of the new sets is a special colour change kit. The coloured gel in this kit reacts to the light and will change colour.


 


This set contains 3 colour change gel tubes along with gel trays and templates. It’s easy to do but the finished designs don’t always resemble those pretty ones that appear on the box.

Gel-a-Peel kits vary in price. It keeps my girls busy for a while when the weather is too bad to play out. 


The kits are aimed at girls ages 8 and over. I allow Izebella to also use the kits with supervision as she does have a strange tendency to put things in her mouth at the age of 5.

 It doesn’t always work out how we intend it to. If the designs are too thin then they will just snap and fall apart. If they are made too thick, with too much gel then they take forever to dry and again end up breaking or never gelling properly so it does take practice to get better results. It can also get messy too so it’s best done on the floor, or on a cleanable sheet or surface.

 

Gifts for Girls: Piggy Paint

Published November 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Most little girls long to be like their mummies with make up, nail polish and hair products. When I was a little girl, products like this were strictly just for adults and bigger girls, there were no kids safe nail polish and I don’t recall any hair products just for little girls. Either these products did not exist, or they were too expensive or my parents just did not want to buy them. I’m thinking the first is correct and they just didn’t exist back in the early 1980s.

Well fast forward 30 or so years and they certainly exist now and don’t I know it with having little girls myself. Girls who want the make up and nail polish and great locks even at a very young age. Now I get the whole media debates about allowing young girls to wear make up and nail polish and the arguments against it, but the way I see it, is if they are at home and want their nails doing then what’s the harm? And I’d rather buy and use the child friendly safe stuff then have them sneaking in my room and using my “not so safe” products.

Piggy Paint sells both kid friendly nail polish and have their own hair care product line called Rock the Locks.

The Piggy Paint nail polish comes in so many wonderful bright colours. It’s non toxic with almost no odour. It’s a water based formula but unlike a few other kid polishes we have used, this one doesn’t peel off or wash off straight away with water.

Each bottle of nail polish costs £7.99 and they each have really funky cute names such as Brand Spank’n blue and Angel Kiss.

As well as the coloured nail polish there is even a shine top coat, basecoat & sealer and nail polish remover which also cost £7.99 each. The nail polish remove smells a little similar to the stuff I usually use but it’s free of acetone and the odour not quite as strong.

Rock the Locks is all about the hair. The products include – Shampoo & Conditioner, detangler, curl boost, textured paste, hair spray and a style gel. These products are all individually priced and again made without any harsh chemicals or nasties.

We have the curl boost costing £9.99. This acts as both a detangler and curl enhancer. Both my girls have very curly hair. Jordanna’s also being extremely thick and bushy too. Without products like this, doing their hairs in the mornings gets very stressful and sometimes with a few tears whilst trying to detangle as gently as possible. These products really help to make hair brushing much easier and enjoyable for us all.

Curl boost helps the curls to relax, so the hair looks less scraggly if that makes sense.

Piggy Paint products make perfect stocking fillers for mini princesses who love to be pampered.

http://www.piggypaintuk.co.uk/

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