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It’s a Troll-Tastic new year!

Published January 1, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Well Happy new teach all my lovely followers and leaders, and to start off 2018 I have a very happy post featuring the loveable Trolls. In our house the trolls movie was just as big a hit with Izebella as Frozen and Tangled both were and of course her favourite character is the loveable Poppy troll.

Just two days before Christmas a very special box arrived at our door from the elves over at Hasbro. As it was so close to the big day, the box contents got wrapped up as an extra surprise for my cute little princess.

Izebella now has two extra troll items in her collection. This includes a huge play set – the PoDular tree playset. This comes with a small poppy figure, other figures can be purchased separately. The playset comes as plastic parts which easily join together. There are special troll swings that can change positions and special troll seats and accessories.

It’s really tall too being 16 inches, very bright and colourful which is probably what caught Izebellas eye the most. It doesn’t have any sort of sound effects or flashing lights and so does not need batteries but she still loves playing with it and swapping the swings around.

The tree set retails around £35 – £40 in most toy stores. I feel this is overpriced considering what it is and I think the Dreamworks brand and whole Trolls franchise is what makes the cost so high. I think it’s good that the poppy figure comes included, I imagine this small figure alone would probably be around £10.

Izebella also now has the new “Hair in the Air” poppy doll.

Poppy has such amazing hair, 14 inches of bright pink hair that can be twisted and bent to create more styles. She comes with a tiara and comb but to be honest these are very small accessories and will easily be lost and aren’t really needed to play with Poppy.

Her gown plays music, her hair lights up with twinkly red lights and sounds and poppy even says the odd few words such as “Wheee” or “Wow”.

It’s obvious to see why little girls love toys like these. Prices for the poppy hair doll seem to vary from £25-£35. I would be happy to pay the lower £25 for this doll but I feel anymore is just too much.

Izebella absolutely loves her new Trolls additions.

Last minute gifts for the girls – Baby Born Bath

Published December 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Most little girls love Baby Born and my little girl is no exception. Just a few days ago she was delighted to receive an early present from Santa to use with her Baby Born doll.

Her very own Baby Born interactive bath tub. This is no plain normal bath tub that just gets filled with water, no this tub is lots of fun and has lots of extra features.

The tub lights up whilst Baby is bathing and even plays music. There are bubble sounds and laughter too and all sorts of other fun sounds. The water pump makes water flow from the shower head and then the foaming pump makes the water foam up more.

Bubbles can be added for lots of foamy fun and it also comes with a little duck friend too.

It’s all ready to go straight from the box and even came with batteries ready installed.

This costs approximately £39.99 from most good toy retailers. The Baby Born doll is a separate purchase but most standard size baby dolls will fit in the bath.

Lalaloopsy glitter potty surprise

Published December 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Lalaloopsy is so cute, big button eyes and a cute baby face. And now comes a new baby Lalaloopsy who likes to poop.

This cute little baby comes dressed in just a nappy, she has a dummy and also her feeding bowl, spoon and her potty.

She also comes with 3 pots of magic food. Each pot a different glittery colour. This is actually a substance similar to kinectic sand. It looks like play doh from the outset but it’s much softer like sand and stays together.

The idea is that the doll gets spoon fed a small amount of the food and then sits on the potty and out it comes in all sorts of different shapes.

It actually sounds a rather revolting idea for a doll but kids seem to love stuff like this and things that involve the word poop, no idea why.

The food seems to stay in good reusable shape too and doesn’t seem to dry out much. It’s also mess free and can be reused over and over again.

Most toy stores are selling this Lalaloopsy set and it retails between £20 – £30.

Gifts for girls: My little Baby Born walks

Published November 21, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Continuing with my “Gifts for Girls” features today I have the new “Baby Annabell learns to walk”

If there is one gift that can be guaranteed to be on a young girls wish list at some point, then it has to be a Baby Born doll. This is the sort of doll that I would have wanted when younger and having two girls myself means I am very familiar with the Baby Born range.

This little darling comes dressed in a gorgeous pink dress and matching hat. There is a while boutique of Baby Born clothes that can be purchase separately. She looks like a small baby with realistic features.

Baby Born walk doll does just that, she walks just like a baby would. She is sound activated and comes with a rattle. When she hears the rattle or another sound such as a hand clap, she will walk.

Her walking function works best on solid flat floors such as wooden or vinyl etc, she isn’t too great on thick carpet so we tend to use her in the dining room.

She also cries and babbles too which adds to the dolls realistic baby features even more. Izebella loves the new doll and enjoys trying to get her to walk by clapping, shouting and rattling the rattle.

I think this Baby Born doll is very reasonably priced compared to previous Baby Born dolls. It can be purchased for less than £30.00 at many toy stores and is suitable for little people aged 2 and over.

Project Mc2 spy journal

Published November 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If you have a young girl who loves secret diaries and also likes the Project Mc2 franchise then this spy journal may just be her thing.


It’s different to the traditional diaries as it contains so much more. It comes with an Nov8 Missions book, invisible ink pen, “nerdy” bracelet, and also has hidden compartments.


The bracelet is used to open up and unlock the journal, and no worries if my girl loses the bracelet because it can also be opened via a secret button too, tho we best not tell her nosey brother that.

The invisible ink pen uses the black light technology to display text and images in the journal, only when the special pen is shone onto the pages.


The journal is interactive, it requires batteries and when opened will give various greetings and messages. There is also an app but this is only for Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, ipod etc). The app isn’t really needed, the journal can be used without it and it’s just an added extra feature.

The notebook contains chemistry element tables which really come in useful when learning about science. There are also several stickers and space to write own notes. 


 This journal costs between £18-£25 depending on where it’s bought from and seems fine for girls ages 7 and over. It’s a place to write secrets whilst also learning some science.


L.O.L Surprise series 2 

Published August 31, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Remember my posts several weeks ago with miniature dolls and accessories all hidden in a plastic ball? They are known as L.O.L Surprise dolls. They were the first series and we are now on series 2 of these things. 

Series 2 is the same as series 1 but with more characters introduced. Izebella still had to unwrap the large ball to find all the hidden accessories and finally the doll right in the middle. 


This doll is named DJ. Each doll has its own name and style and each one does its own little thing with water, such as pee, change colour etc.

Of course Izebella loves them. I do find the accessories really small. If I had a younger child I’d certainly be wary. Also there is a lot of plastic rubbish when unwrapping the ball, but girls seem to love them and they do make easy Xmas presents and stocking fillers. 

Mc2 crayon make up science set 

Published August 10, 2017 by Bizzimummy


The Mc2 girls are back with a few cool and funky science sets for their girly fans. This one is a great set for girls who love their make up, and especially so lipstick. It also means they no longer need to pinch Mums! 


This set does not come with one of the dolls but is one of the MC2 science sets because that’s what the MC2 girls are all about. 

Inside the box is a crayon pallette with a lipstick tray, tubes and the maker which looks like some sort of plastic test tubes with a stand. 

Personally I never retaliated just how easy making lipstick could be. All we needed was coconut oil which is very easily purchased in most supermarkets. 

To make the lipstick, we use one of the coloured crayon segments with a small amount of coconut oil. This needs melting together until it’s liquified. The instructions say to do this in the oven, but microwaving works too. 

Once melted the stuff gets poured into the plastic device. 


This sets very very fast so we had to be quick pouring it. It’s also really hot, like candle wax so it is best that an adult does the heating and pouring part. 

Then leave the product to set. It’s tempting to think it’s done just because it’s no longer liquid but taking it out too soon can ruin it and make it fall apart. 


And this is one of our finished products. A real useable safe lipstick in the tube, just like you would buy from the shop. We can also make lip stick in the palette tray too which gets applied with a lip brush. 

The only slight problem for us was thinking that the product was not melting enough and needing more oil. Don’t be tempted to add more oil or the lipstick will just turn to greasy mush or be too greasy to apply. Half a tea spoon is enough. Tho this is totally our fault for trying to be clever.

Project Mc2 dolls with experiments: Camryns tie dye

Published June 23, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Project Mc2 is a team of smart and very cool girls who use their love of science and their spy skills to complete missions for secret organization, NOV8. They’re real girls with real skills ready to take on anything. Each doll comes with fun experiments so  young girls can conduct their very own experiments at home!

This is Camryn, one of the MC2 girls members. 

Camryn Coyle comes complete with tie dye pens and a pipette. This experiment is all about dying and trainers in particular according to the box and instructions.

If you don’t have a spare pair of shoes to tie dye then the pens also work on a cheap or old white t shirt or even a white tea towel. They are fabric pens so I think most types of material would be ok, as long as it’s ok with mum and dad of course. It would have been better if perhaps some sort of fabric was included with the doll to use. The instructions also state that “rubbing alcohol” is also needed for the experiment. I had no idea what this was but a google search bought up isopropyl, ethanol and first aid antiseptics so I assume anything along those lines will do. The doll is aimed at girls age 6 and over so obviously it is important that parents supervise the experiments.

The doll itself is really pretty. Long hair, lovely summer festival type clothes, sandals and a bag too. 

I do find that the limbs on the Mc2 dolls seem to detach and come off very easily and more so the hands. They go back on easily enough but I’m unsure if this is part of the doll design. 

Izebella is too young for the doll experiments just yet so that is left to big sister Jordanna. Izebella seems happy enough undressing and redressing the doll over and over again. 


The Mc2 dolls with experiments cost between £20-£30 each. 

L.O.L Surprise dolls + giveaway

Published May 16, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This is not the first time we have had L.O.L dolls. We received some a few weeks ago but these dolls proved to be very popular in the shops and quickly sold out. They are now back in many toy stores, if you have not heard of these dolls then keep reading.


L.O.L dolls come as a wrapped up globe shape toy. The idea is to unwrap many layers of plastic packaging, each time revealing a small toy or sticker (hidden surprises)

It’s a bit like a solo version of pass the parcel without the passing. Eventually all layers will be off to reveal the main surprise inside! The L.O.L doll.


These dolls are the new collectable craze and there are many of them to collect. On this occasion Izebella found the roller sk8r L.O.L and she comes with a dummy, outfit and roller skates. 


Each one does different things, some of them drink, some change colour in water and other things. Girls will love them because there are so many to collect. 
GIVEAWAY

MGA Entertainment are giving away a L.O.L doll to one of my readers. To win one just click the link below. This giveaway will end on May 30th 2017

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Pinypon world 

Published April 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Pinypon are small collectable interchangeable dolls from Bandai. Each doll has its own name and personality but it’s parts and accessories can be swapped and changed with other Pinypons to make a totally different character. The Pinypon figures come with many themes including fairies, countries of the world, fantasy, sweets, princesses and tales. 


This is a prince and princess set and also comes with a frog. I think it may just be based on the well known fairytale – The princess and the frog. This comes with 3 figures and lots of little accessories which can be pinned into the figures at various points (holes). Pinypon heads are fully removeable as is the hair and the bodies come in 2 or 3 parts to easily change with other dolls. See how our princess now has the princes hair?

Here are a few recognisable characters from fairytales.

Each one comes with its own pet or animal figure such as the wolf with red riding hood and again a few plastic pin accessories to stick on.

Pinypon also cone with a variety of playsets to use with the figures and build up a larger pinypon world. This is just one of them which works really well with the above princess figure set.

It’s a carriage fit for a princess and comes with an extra figure who looks very much like she could be a fairy godmother. The carriage even has a mirror inside along with a treasure box full of lovely things.

Pinypon figures and playsets can be purchased from many good toy stores and are priced from £3 upwards. My girls and especially so Izebella love them and already wants me to get her some more. 

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