Lingerie gifts from Hunkemoller

Published February 5, 2018 by Bizzimummy

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and what better gift for us ladies than a nice piece of lingerie.

Hunkermoller UK have lots of glam and sexy pieces perfect for that special person in their Valentines collection.

This one piece really stood out for me.

It’s a stunning slip dress, available in six colours including a Valentine’s sexy red. I prefer the white myself, being angelic as I am. The white looks cute whilst still being sexy.

The arm straps are fully adjustable just like a bra and the length falls nicely just above the knee. I chose the small size which converts to an 8/10, there is one size smaller than this and a few larger sizes. I found the small size to be a perfect fit on myself. I was also really impressed with the quality of the material on the whole. This lace slip dress costs just £22.50 so I wasn’t expecting it to be so lovely.

Now this would not be a proper feature unless of course I showed you all what it actually looks like on myself, so here goes!

It was quite hard to get a half decent photograph of me wearing it as I’m having to take it myself, but yes it looks and feels great and I’m sure it will be one to spice up any Valentine’s Day.

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.

Baking mad with Talk to Mums

Published February 2, 2018 by Bizzimummy

We very recently took part in a Baking mad party which I hosted in my own home and invited a few friends.

If you haven’t heard of Baking Mad then take a look at their website. They sell everything needed for cake baking along with many recipes and inspirational ideas for birthdays and occasions.

I and a few other bloggers were sent a themed baking mad party cake kit. The themes included super heroes, pirates, princesses and unicorns.

Each cake kit costs £34.99. We chose the unicorn cake kit. We love our unicorns.

Our kit contained all of the following!

• Allinson Self Raising Flour (1kg)

• Silver Spoon Icing Sugar (500g)

• Billington’s Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (500g)

• Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract (60ml)

• White Chocolate 250g

• Unicorn Cupcake Kit with 24 Cupcake Cases + 24 Toppers

• Unicorn Cake Topper

• Cake Board – 10”

• Multi-Coloured Sprinkles

• Recipe and Instruction Booklet

Therefore almost everything needed to make the cakes with just butter and eggs to buy.

I am glad I chose the unicorn kit because looking at a few of the other themed cakes, this one certainly looked the easiest and I’m by no means the best baker around.

The main cake was three layers high. The hardest part was applying the buttercream icing all around which proved quite messy.

But yes I got there in the end, followed by some unicorn cup cakes too.

The party went really well. Many of my mummy friends came and everyone loved the cake despite it being incredibly sweet.

You don’t have to be a pro baker with a baking mad kit as the instructions are just so easy to follow.

Get your kit here for £34.99.

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.

Degustabox January

Published January 31, 2018 by Bizzimummy

January’s Degustabox has to be the healthiest box so far, which of course is a really good thing for me now that I’ve started eating more healthy.

Starting with some rather refreshing drinks and a big full size bottle of the new Robinson’s this time in a glass bottle, not plastic. Make it up with water just like regular Robinson’s juice.£2.49

Lighter Life shakes – I got two in the box but drank one before the photos got taken. These are meal replacement shakes and can be purchased in Superdrug. £2.49.

Mahtay Yerba mate sparkling tea – okay I really don’t get the whole cold tea concept and sparkling just adds another twist to the confusion. The taste of this isn’t the worst but it’s not really something I’d choose to buy. £1.49.

There’s a fair bit going on here isn’t there? So from left to right starting with Pulsin vanilla protein powder – if you’re not into healthy dieting or fitness then this product probably won’t be any use to you. I have these sort of shakes daily. They provide protein and calcium and perfect for working out. £1.99.

Jordan’s juicy red berry bars x 2 – Just health bars containing berries and raisins. I normally hate raisins but couldn’t really taste them with the sweetness of the berries. £0.45.

Pulsin protein bar – These work well with the protein shakes and especially so if craving a sweet treat without the enormous calories. £1.59

Hershey’s cookies n cream – These are probably the only item in the box which aren’t so healthy, but a little treat is usually harmless. There are 5 bars in the pack of the famous American chocolate and they are very small. £1.00.

A few cupboard type items here, including – Clipper tea bags – which are an everyday full bodied black tea, yes milk can be added to it as well, I can’t drink tea black either. (£3.69 per 100 pack)

Wild planet Albacore tuna steak – This tinned tuna is quality stuff, great flavour and packed full of fish rather than water or oils so it doesn’t need draining. However at £3.49 per tin it’s not something I could buy regularly.

Colombian crunchy chicken bites coating – This could not have come at a better time as my son is making his own “American style” chicken nuggets from scratch in his cooking lesson at school and this packet is just perfect for it. £0.90.

Latin American kitchen by Santa Maria – keeping with the South American type theme it’s a squeezy bottle of Chipolte mayo topping and it’s very spicy. £1.80.

Finally noodles from Miso Tasty – A ramen noodle kit with seaweed garnish and spicy flavours. The noodles being very healthy and low calorie. £1.99.

Explore cuisine – The organic Edamame and mung bean fettuccine is a plant based protein and fibre product. A little like pasta and can be used the same way but much healthier. £3.00.

I Jane really enjoyed this box. It certainly arrived at a perfect time and contains lots of healthy and yummy goodies.

Sign up for a Degustabox and pay just £12.99 for lots of monthly food surprises. Sign up at Degustabox UK.

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

Guylian for Valentines

Published January 29, 2018 by Bizzimummy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s no wonder the shops are quickly filling with chocolates. If you have a loved one like myself then the bog standard every day chocs just won’t do! It has to be something that little bit more special, special like Guylian.

Guylian actually began with a bit of a love story. The name Guylian is a combination of two lovers – Guy and Lillian who created the first Guylian chocolates back in 1958.

Guylian is famous for their seashell shapes pralines which tastes delicious, creamy melt in the mouth praline covered with a marbles effect chocolate just like in this box.

In this “Sea shell” box, there are 22 individual chocolate sea shells, just perfect for a loved one on Valentine’s Day. The great thing about Guylian chocolates is that they come with the luxury appeal and same luxury chocolate taste but they don’t have the luxury price tag like many other simulate brands. This box only costs £6.75 and possibly less depending on where they are found.

The small heart shaped box contains 4 heart pralines. These hearts are very chunky and packed full of the same great flavour. There are only four to a box so perhaps this is best given as an additional gift.

This smaller box is sold for just one pound. So it may be worth getting a few as they are really nice.

Grenade high protein

Published January 25, 2018 by Bizzimummy

If there is one New Years resolution that I’m sticking to this year then that’s the weight loss, body toning and fitter one. I really intend to look and feel better and products like these from Grenade UK can really help.

Grenade offer a selection of protein shakes, bars, spreads and other fitness type products

Carb Killa Shake is a smooth and creamy high protein drink with under 200 calories. With 25g of protein and 7.3g* of carbs, Carb Killa Shake is a convenient way to consume additional protein between meals without unwanted calories or carbs.

The shakes are available in many delicious flavours as are the protein bars.

The protein bars are made using a specially selected baking process for a unique yet delicious taste resulting in a softer, crunchier texture. They are high in complete proteins, low in impact carbs and loaded with tons of fibre. Which of course all helps in body toning, muscle building and weight loss.

All the products are available to buy directly from Grenade UK and they offer free delivery on orders over £25.

Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge!

Published January 23, 2018 by Bizzimummy

We are taking part in the Rustlers burger hack challenge via Britmums. Rustlers now sell their famous southern fried chicken burgers in multipacks of two. We have been challenged to dress up our burgers any way we like.

Rustlers fits in with families’ busy schedules, while still creating meals that are fun occasions. Their burgers are quick and convenient.

These burgers are made with quality marinated chicken coated in southern fried bedcrumbs and come when there a small satchet of mayonnaise. They take about 90 seconds in the microwave.

So how did we dress up our burger?

Well take a look at this!

Using lots of salad and a bit of extra mayonnaise we were able to jazz up a simple chicken burger into a dancing diva. The mayo represents the arms and legs with cabbage for the hair, tomatoes for the eyes and feet, red pepper for the hands and mouth and onion for the nose. A healthy and fun jazzed up burger which is also very affordable.

“This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge’, sponsored by Rustlers. #Rustlershack!

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.

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