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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.

National STEAM day: MC2 spy bag 

Published February 5, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Inspired by the Project Mc² brand, created by MGA Entertainment, the S.T.E.A.M.- based franchise features four super smart girls who are part of a super-secret spy organization called NOV8, and of course NOV8 is why National STEAM day is November 8th.

My girls have been sent this rather unique Project MC2 spy bag.

From the outset it looks very much like a girls cosmetic bag with a few accessories but it’s actually a whole lot more than that.

It looks and acts like a regular bag in girly pink and can even be carried around like one

But just take a look inside as appearances can be rather deceiving. The bag opens up to reveal all this inside.

There are what looks like test tubes and bottles for chemicals along with what looks like a few cosmetics and lots of drawer storage.

The nail polish is not what it seems! Look it’s a light.

In fact many of the items inside, double up as some sort of spy item. There is a blusher powder and yes this can be used as blusher but also doubles up as fingerprint powder. Fingerprint cards and instructions come included. The mirror also assists in the fingerprint process as well as being an actual make up mirror.

So what are the test tubes all about? Yes I wondered that too. Well behind them are full instructions and also a little booklet of very easy to do experiments which only need a few usual household ingredients such as vinegar, glitter, oil etc.

This is a lovely pretty little kit and especially good for the girls who love being girly but also love a bit of science too.

This spy bag can be purchased in most good toy stores and is suitable for ages 6 and over. Prices vary but around £39.99.

Snazaroo face paint pens

Published February 2, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Snazaroo are probably the most well known face paint brand and they have just launched a brand new product which actually makes face painting even easier for us novices.

It’s quite a coincidence that these face paint pens arrived the day before my daughter had a super hero’s day at school. Her favourite character being Harley Quinn and therefore the red and blue pens being perfect, with a bit of gold added in.

The face paint comes out of the pens by twisting them until a little is visible on the brush, too much out can get messy so it’s best to take time with these.

It does seem slightly easier than trying to apply with a sponge or make up brush as I was able to create finer lines and it’s more useful for finer details.

They seem to contain a fair amount of face paint too and unlike the usual stuff, it won’t dry out or get full of hairs and bits, as long as the lids are kept on.

Well off my little Harley Quinn went to join her friends on super hero day.

We had the adventure pen pack which is fab for super hero’s but there are four other packs with different colours and all for £9.99.

Blogger board game club – Catan Trade, Build, Seattle

Published January 29, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Well there I was thinking the Colt Express a few months back was possibly one of the most difficult board games we had played……. that was until Catan arrived. A quick google search of the word Catan will bring up multiple listings all about this one game and various add ons or other versions. It’s also playable online and by app. I downloaded the app game prior to playing but that also totally baffled my brain so I gave up and attempted the board game instead.

So there’s this hexagonal shaped playing board with what looks a bit like honeycomb patterns on it. Then the playing pieces and various trade and other cards. There’s also two dice so as you may be thinking it does have ever so slight similarities to monopoly.

You don’t move spaces around the board like many board games, instead all those hexagonal shapes have a number on and the number on the dice is the one you travel too.

On each turn the players can expand their terrains and build. Houses, settlements, roads and more can all be built. The resource cards contain useful building materials such as wool and brick and these can be traded during the game. Expanding equals victory points and ten points wins the game.

Confused? Yes I was too. Catan has some amazing reviews online such as on Amazon. It’s a strategy game but unfortunately I just can’t quite get my head round the many rules of this one.

Players – 3/4

Game play – 60 mins

Age 10+

Price £35.00 approx

Glam Goo – safe slime made fashionable

Published January 22, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Are your kids obsessed with the slime craze? Spending hours viewing you tube videos on how to make the stuff? Or using up all your precious toiletries and household products? Then you are not alone because my ten year old rarely does anything else other than the slime. Unfortunately for her, the slime made her feel a little unwell a few weeks back. After making a lot of the dreaded stuff, her head started to hurt and she felt nauseous, she’s also had a few mild rashes on her hands which I can only put down to the slime production.

As you may have guessed, I’m not a fan at all; in fact I hate the bloody stuff. I think it’s unsafe and very messy, especially when she gets dye or bits of dried slime on her clothes.

I hate the home made stuff, so I don’t mind buying her the ready made stuff from shops or even kits like this one.

This is Glam Goo, it’s slime just like the dreaded home stuff, but it’s much safer and gentler, or it obviously would not be sold to children if it wasn’t. Glam Goo have a few different kits with this one being a delux pack. It seems to be all about glamming up the slime (if that’s possible!) and making it more colourful and glittery.

Box contents – well there is the big perfume bottle shaped bag to begin with which is what the slime gets kept in, then the slime itself which is clear to begin with. A ring, mixer pot and a few pots of glitter and dye too. Of course you can add your own extra bits too.

And well, there you go, that face says it all about Happy she is to be back playing with the dreaded stuff once again. She didn’t need any help with this or to be told what to do. She loves it so much that she even asked me to do a live post for her.

Just look at those smiles. How that gooey stuff can make a child so half is totally beyond me. But there she is, squishing and squashing and dying the stuff without a care in the world. It eventually looks something like this.

All pretty and sparkly. It then goes in the bag compartments or in the ring accessory and girls carry the bag around like a fashion accessory wherever they go, be it a friends, relatives, even a trip away. As the slime is in the bag, it’s cleverly disguised to just look pretty meaning Jordanna can always have her precious slime with her wherever she goes. I think she misses the stuff at school.

Argos are just one seller of the Glam Goo kits with this delux kit selling for £29.99. As I said above I detest the stuff but it’s well worth it to see that happy face, and she spends hours messing with the stuff, so well worth it for slime fans.

Big Ben 3D Puzzle

Published January 17, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Big Ben may not be chiming right now but still remains one of London’s most famous landmarks. I took my children to see it for themselves a while ago, and now we have our very own mini Big Ben with a working clock.

This is in the form of a 216 piece puzzle from Ravensburger. Each piece is made from plastic and is numbered on the back which makes putting this together so much easier. Without the numbers I think it would prove very difficult as the main structure is all the same colour and the pieces look identical.

The city board at the bottom is in one piece. The square clock face also needs no construction but the main tower and the top spier do.

Even with easy follow numbers on the back, it does get difficult. If the pieces are pressed in too hard, the whole thing can collapse which becomes very annoying. If not pressed in firmly enough then they may just fall out. It took me four days to complete mine.

The clock face is a real working clock which just requires batteries so not only is this a stunning jigsaw structure but also an extra time piece. The recommended age is 10 and above but we all joined in to get this built. RRP £15 – £20.

Fighting tooth decay with Dentek

Published January 17, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Tooth decay amongst children is now unfortunately at an all time high in the UK. Because of this the NHS are taking steps to remove sugary drinks from hospital shops this year. Tooth decay is no doubt on the rise due to consumption of sugary drinks and foods and also the lack of proper dental care at home.

DenTek specialises in creating affordable and effective interdental brushes, floss picks and tongue cleaners to remove plaque and prevent bad breath!

Regular brushing with an electric or manual toothbrush is by far the most important part of caring for teeth. But… toothbrushes don’t always manage to get to the more tricky parts of the mouth and in particular the small spaces and pockets in between the teeth. This area is especially prone to stuck small food particles and sugars which if left to build up can result in gum disease, decay and tooth loss.

Of course many adults also suffer with gum disease at varying stages, DenTek sells products for both adults and children. If a good oral care routine is established when children are still young then this may just prevent problems in adult life.

This is called an interdental brush, sometimes known as a flossing brush too. It’s a very simple piece of kit. They come in multipacks and in many sizes. The wire brush is placed inbetween teeth, wiggles around and will dislodge and remove any debris or gunk that a toothbrush can’t. The brush sizes start from very narrow to very wide as people have varying sizes of gaps and pockets between the teeth. I would say these small brushes are best used by adults and teens as they can sometimes get a little stuck when cleaning teeth and are also made from wire so probably not great for the younger ones.

For younger children, DenTek have the kids fun flossers.

There are 40 flossers in one of these bags. They work similar to the interdental brushes but are more gentler to a child’s mouth. Instead of a wire brush it’s a thin piece of fruity flavoured stringy floss which glides inbetween the teeth.

And to make brushing for the little ones just a little more fun, we have some toothbrush animal covers. This fit over most manual toothbrushes with a choice of animals. They all come with a suction cup to so that they can stick to bath walls. They also help to keep the toothbrush clean whilst not in use.

More oral care products can be viewed on the DenTek UK website.

Blogger Board Game Club – Jungle Speed

Published January 3, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Now that the festivities are pretty much over with, I’m finally getting back into the hang of my blog and my reviews. Yes Christmas certainly zapped my blogging energy along with the never ending run of our household family viruses.

Anyway yes I’m back and am back with my first family game of the year as part of the Blogger Game Club.

As you can see. This is called Jungle Speed. I’m really glad that we got this game this time round because some of the games we have played previously have been too difficult for Izebella and a few even a bit hard for Jordanna to master. This one is aimed at 7 years and above, but if you have a clever 5 year old like I do then there is no harm at all in them joining in too.

See it’s just a lot of cards with patterns and a wooden totem which I believe to be a tribal type thing. This totem doesn’t actually do much in way of sounds or anything either and so no batteries are needed.

Rules are simple. It’s a bit like snap in a way with a few differences. The cards all get dealt out and there’s lots of them so it can take a while with fewer players. Just like snap each player turns over one card at a time but unlike snap; players form own piles rather than a big middle pile (tho of course the rules can be changed to suit!)

Unlike snap, these cards have no numbers, it’s all strange patterns and shapes and it’s all about the patterns. The colours don’t matter but the patterns need to match exactly. It gets confusing because some of them are really similar just not quite the same. If a pattern match is spotted a player has to quickly grab the totem, leaving the other players to add all the played cards to their own piles. Just like snap, the first to get rid of all their cards wins.

There’s a few extra bonus type cards hidden among the pattern cards too that can change the play a little and various rules should two players grab the totem at the same time etc but nothing too complicated with this game, after all if my five year old can play it first time round then I think anyone can.

This one costs anything from £14.00 upwards and up to 10 people can play at once. An easy Peasy quick fast thinking family game.

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