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Big Fish Little Fish events

Published February 21, 2018 by Bizzimummy

For Mother’s Day this year, we are doing something totally different. Well not so unusual for me, but certainly a first for my children. We are attending the Mother’s Day family rave in Manchester hosted by Big Fish Little Fish events.

Being a keen raver since the tiny age of just 14 years old means that I was very intrigued by these family events. My kids also love the music I listen to, be it trance, hardstyle, techno, dance or old skool so I think they will love it.

This particular event will be held at the Birdcage in Manchester on March 11th. Si Frater will be doing a DJ set. He is a well known DJ and I have been to a few raves and events where he has played.

It’s not just about the music where kids are concerned. Unlike us older ones they would probably get a little fed up if it was just dancing. No there is also an audio visual science show to begin the event along with several play areas, tents, tunnels, craft tables, play doh, colouring, ball pools, tattoos, glow sticks, face painting and so much more. The dance floor will be multi sensory with balloons, bubbles, glitter and even a parachute at the end.

There will be optional extras including stalls & a groove booth and a licensed bar.

So join us this Mother’s Day at the Birdcage in Manchester. Tickets are extremely cheap at under £10 but theses events do sell out fast. Buy your tickets here.

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.

Pancake Tuesday with the NumNoms

Published February 13, 2018 by Bizzimummy

It’s pancake day once again and although I detest the things, my children seem to love them. My girls also love NumNoms so we’re only too happy to participate in our Num Noms pancake champion challenge.

Now yes I know it’s early in the day, but when did that ever stop Blue Peter from showcasing anything? Yes we made a few yesterday and this morning, but firstly here are the contents of the lovely NumNoms pancake parcel we received.

So we have lots of pancake mix and sweet pancake toppings. Some brand new NumNoms and light up NumNoms too. And yes the pan is a real pan. I did have to query that one as I wasn’t too sure, but just look 👀

This has to be the most cutest pan I’ve ever seen, it also has a Valentine’s theme to it too.

My girls are keen collectors of NumNoms and have literally hundreds from all the series. We are now on series 4.1 and series 2.1 for the light up flashing NumNoms.

NumNoms are perfect for occasions like Pancake Tuesday because they are all based on food items and mainly the sweet stuff which is what my kids love on their pancakes.

Unfortunately I am hopeless at tossing, so whilst the pancake may look perfect on one side, they don’t turn out perfect once I manage to flip the damn things. So it’s a good job the toppings cover up the disaster.

Hmm it’s sort of still heart shaped I guess and it went down a treat with some sweet stuff on top.

Of course this little pan oh gives little pancakes which are fine for the small people like Izebella, but teenage boys want something bigger that’s not heart shaped.

So a normal round one it was.

And yes we still have lots more mixture to get through tonight and lots more toppings and crazy NumNoms to make flavours from. I will be happily making them, my kids will be eating them.

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.

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.

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.

Ssshh it’s baby Secrets

Published December 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

There’s a new collectible in town that may just be very popular in 2018. It’s baby secrets.

BabySecrets are miniature baby dolls, but unlike many other baby dolls, they come with many strange facial features like this one.

There are currently 50 or so of these strange babies to collect. They all come with accessories too such as these little baths and sometimes other things too. The baths can be filled with water and the water determines if the baby is a boy or a girl. Each one even comes with its own blank birth certificate to fill out once the baby sex is discovered.

They come in multi activity packs and also blind packs meaning you never know what’s inside until it’s opened up.

They are rather strange looking babies aren’t they? Prices start at £2.99.

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.

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