Crazy Kids!

So as I mentioned in my half term post, Zachy and I went to London to meet with the lovely peeps from Kids Stuff Crazy and had a lovely time at Hamleys.

We were super lucky to receive a lovely box of goodies through the post in an already favoured pirate box to test out.

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Included in our kit was:

  • Body Paint – Blue & Red (RRP £2.50)
  • Colour changing bubble bath. (RRP £2.50) One changes in the bath and one when you shake it in the bottle to teach children what two colours make another.
  • Sparkling bubble bath (RRP £2.50)
  • Foaming green soap (RRP £2.00)
  • Colouring book & crayons for bath time (RRP £5.00)

The company also makes nice gift sets of crayons and a mirror, soap and animal sponges and fizzy bath tints. You can see their full range on their website and many Tescos, Sainsbury’s, Boots and more are stocking them.

My advice?

I could fill you full of facts and figures about how many kids like bath time, how much time we spend doing it etc but I don’t feel like this post needs many words because as you can see from the pictures it all went down a treat with Z. He was particularly amazed that the bubble bath changed colour as it went in the water and looooooooooved the foaming soap.

My own personal reservations are that the foamy soap doesnt last long (but then again if you were strickter than me it would!), the body paint doesn’t lather overly well really but overall at least their having fun and getting clean and lets be honest if he’s happy I’m happy! (although I cant say the same for my bath at the end of it all!)

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Would I buy it?

Yes, I think its a great novelty item, perfect for xmas stocking fillers and for fun gifts for birthdays.

 

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Where have the grey’s gone?

So I thought I better get round to smartening myself up for Blogfest this weekend and getting rid of the pesky grey hairs so I tried out the new range from John Frieda.

It’s quite a pricey product in relation to competition on the market but as it’s half price in Superdrug I thought it was worth a go.

The packaging is nice, well laid out instructions inside and none of those pesky sachets that you can’t open when your hands are wet in the shower, it also has quality rubber gloves so you don’t end up with dyed hands at the end either so that was a great plus in my book.

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The applicator actually turns the dye into a foam which makes it much easier not to drip off around the bathroom, something that always happens to me but I did keep forgetting that you have to squeeze the bottle for the foam instead of pump the dispenser! Overall it was easy to apply and held my hair in place once on. So after the 30 min sit around (only 20 for no grey 😦  ) I showered it off, the conditioner was lush but has left my hair a bit on the static side.

I was pleased with the colour and it has covered the grey but I still think I can see them twinkling a little bit!

Ive taken the below photo in the sun so you can see the colour and decide for yourself 🙂

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Xmas is here! Lapland Mailroom Review…

So this week I was asked to do a review of some gorgeous christmas letters from http://www.laplandmailroom.com. I must admit to being super excited as I’ve been considering something like this now that Z is of an age that he knows what’s going on.

Their website is super easy to use and you can choose from a letter or a letter with activity pack:



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Included in the letter price for a limited time only is the ‘Nice Child Certificate’ usually priced at £2.95. That’s got to be worth it’s weight in gold for 2015 hasn’t it?!

The letters are all personalised and the one I chose for Zachary was perfect, it included exactly how old he’ll be (4 1/4), what he wants for Xmas, where he lives and even mentions his best friends name. The extra part I love is the ps bit on the bottom where you can put anything extra that you want them to continue with (ours was keeping our trousers dry!)

The other letter I ordered was baby’s first christmas letter which I think is a lovely keepsake and could also be a lovely present you could order as godparent, grandparent, friend etc. It will definitely be something we hold on to.

Ran by a husband and wife team this is a really lovely family site and you can see Nicola has really thought about how to capture a child’s imagination talking about the reindeers, elves, santos coat etc. You can even include what the children left out for Santa last year 🙂

Priced at £6.95 or £7.95 with the activity pack I think this is a great buy.

Why not go and have a look for yourself? Www.laplandmailroom.com

Nb. I was sent these letters free of charge but all thoughts are my honest opinions.

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