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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: 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.


My little pony: The movie magical princess twilight sparkle

Published October 16, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Izebella loves my little pony, so she was absolutely over the moon to get the brand new magical princess twilight sparkle from Hasbro toys and Just weeks before Christmas too.

 

This is a big pony, the biggest one she’s had. It’s been released in line with the upcoming new My Little Pony movie which will be showing in UK cinemas from October 20th.
 

My little pony franchise is without a doubt aimed at little girls, and I don’t care what the pc squad say. It’s always been that way. My little pony has been around since I was little, but we never had anything quite like this toy.

Twilight sparkle is adorable with her big eyes and flashing unicorn. She has a long colourful main and tail, both of which can be brushed, plaited and styled. However It’s her interactive features that make her stand out so much.

She needs 4xC type batteries which invade your unsure are the ones smaller than those big bulky D batteries. Luckily I had an unopened pack of 4 in or I would have had one disappointed young lady.

When turned on, she instantly greets with her name and starts to babble a bit. She lifts her legs, moves her head and neck in a slightly contorted way and flaps her wings. Her unicorn also flashes on and off.

 

The little crown she comes with is an optional accessory, it doesn’t always stay on.

Our little video will show her in action.

Yes she tends to waffle on with herself for a while. She has 90 or so different phrases and a few different modes where she will sing, move, flap wings, tell stories or just talk forever. With each mode (via button press) she will be moving part of her body. When her wings flap she will ask to fly. Little girls like Izebella will love to lift her up and imagine her flying off to Equestaria.

 I have no doubt that this new Magical princess Twilight Sparkle will be on the Christmas lists of many little girls this Christmas. I also have a feeling that many little girls may be disappointed as its likely that Santa may just run out of these special ponies. Yes I think they may be one of the most wanted toys this year.
Here’s the few negatives – first the pony does not walk. It moves its legs and wings but for the price I would perhaps have expected slightly more.

Secondly the price – Stores and shops obviously differ slightly in price, but for instance; Argos are selling this for a whopping £119.99. To me this is just too expensive for one toy. I think a more ideal price for a toy like this would be half this price or perhaps slightly more.

And finally she does not come with any accessories apart from her crown. An outfit or maybe an interactive accessory such as food or a bottle etc would have reflected the price a little better.

However despite the cost of this toy, it has made one little princesses day, totally magical as Izebella now has a new best friend.

Back to School: Find me a Gift

Published August 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Find me a gift are an online gift paradise with all sorts of weird, wonderful and novelty items and gifts. They also have a lovely Back to School section, with (as you can probably guess!) lots of weird & wonderful stationery pieces for the younger novelty lovers. 


Many of their gifts can be personalised, this is something that coma in extremely useful in my house and also at school. After all if stationery has your name on it, then no one can steal it and claim it as theirs (unless they share the same names that is!)


These personalised pencil sets start from £5.99. They arrive ready sharpened in packs of 12 with any child’s name on and little logos such as hearts and footballs.


My daughter Jordanna is now 10 and loves both stationery and make up. She was thrilled when she saw her new nail varnish highlighters.


They look just like my bottles of nail polish until they are opened and it’s actually a highlighter. There are 4 to a pack and these cost £4.99. Very cool and colourful indeed.

Finally, how gorgeous do these unicorns look!


We are all a fan of unicorns in this house and these are incredibly cute as well as being very practical. One of them a coloured pencil holder with 10 colouring pencils £8.99. The other is a coloured tape dispenser complete with two rolls of coloured tape £7.99. They both make great desktop pieces.  

Lovely products, which kids will love from Find me a Gift.

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.

For those extra pretty touches – Rock & Ruddle

Published August 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Us ladies, and the little ladies all love our quirky little beauty items, especially those items which are just a little more unique than others. We all need a good hair brush too, no matter if our hair is long, short, fine or thick, a hair brush that will brush through knots and tangles and that will last a while. 

Up until now, my two girls have pretty much just shared my collection of hair brushes. This isn’t a huge issue but they do tend to misplace them and even fight over who’s using which one. Well now they each have their own pretty little brush.


These brushes from Rock and Ruddle really are unique and pretty. When I was a little girl, we did have a few picturesque brushes around with all sorts of girly images on, but these days they seem to be hard to find. 

Rock and Ruddle have lots of unique colourful brushes, many with pictures on which come in sizes for both big and little ladies (and men if need be). The brushes are made using natural bristles with three bristle types to choose from. The soft bristle brushes are ideal for babies, the natural without nylon more suited to children and the bristles with nylon for thicker hair. 


I really love these small character brushes. They feel really sturdy and solid and the size and shape of them make them easier for my girls to grip, they both like brushing their own hair (and mine!) Jordanna now has the ballerina brush and Izebella has the fairy brush. 

Izebella has curly but fine/medium hair so I knew the brush would be fine for her. Jordanna has long curly and extremely thick hair which gets tangled often and is sometimes wirey. I was unsure whether the brush would go through her hair; as some small brushes don’t, but it goes through without problems, wet or dry. 


And of course they are so incredibly cute too. It makes me want one for myself. It may just be me borrowing their brushes in future. 

The small brushes cost £20 each and a larger (big girl) brush is £30. 

To see more brush styles; visit Rock and Ruddle online shop, where the brushes can be purchased directly. 

Beautiful dresses from David Charles

Published July 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

David Charles children’s wear are designers of luxury girls dresses and accessories. They have been making dresses for tiny princesses since 1970 and have even designed dresses for some real life princesses too – being Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, and the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Along with a fair few celebrity children including Madonnas daughter Lourdes.

Not surprisingly, I felt very privalaged choosing a dress each for both my little princesses too. 

David Charles offer two dress collections. Their sophisticated designer dresses for ages 2-6 years and David Charles designer dresses by Gail Ingram ages 2-12 years. All the dresses are made with special occasions in mind, so weddings, christenings, parties, special days etc. These are what I would call high end mini ball gowns, which is reflected in the price. Therefore certainly not just a pretty dress for everyday wear. 
Izebella’ dress is from the 2-6 year collection. It is named the Pink and blue flower power dress

And here she is, proudly wearing her very special dress.


It is an absolute stunner of a gown. We went away so I let her wear it for the evening parties. I had many people telling me how lovely it was. It is made with 100% polyester and feels a lot different to other dresses. Very smooth and silky. On the back is a large bow which is also a clip fastener that fastens over the zipper. 


The floral design is very bold with lots of pink and light blue. Perfect Summer colours. 


This dress is so pretty. Izebella is wearing her white sandals here but most party shoes would be fine with this dress and a pink hair bow or band seems to finish the look off perfectly. 


Izebella absolutely loves her dress and loves the flary twirly skirt too.


This dress is currently on sale at £149, reduced from £229.
Jordanna also chose a dress. This time from the slightly older 6-12 years section. She chose the Black and pink premium party dress.


This dress is slightly more expensive, currently costing £275 which is the reduced price from £319. With Jordanna being 10 (tomorrow) it means next year will be school prom time along with other parties here and there. This dress is one that would stand out at any prom, it is beautiful and very unique too. It is also ever so slightly big on her, hence why the waistline may look a bit on the low side, so I am hoping that it fits her perfectly this time next year. Being a little large does not stop her wearing it now too as she was very eager to put it on and show it off.


Just like Izebellas dress, this one also has a concealed zip at the back which is hidden by a big bow.


This Stylised flower and leaf motif keeps this look fresh for parties and proms, while pink pearl drops embellish the waistline perfectly . The back is V-shape  cut-out with black satin bow detail. 

Two beautiful dresses for two beautiful princesses!


And yes, these dresses may be designer but they are still fine to party the night away in, as demonstrated here by my 4 year old. 

Although I think all that partying tired her out! 

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. 

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