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The Knight Tribe| Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle – Dreamworks Spirit

Ravensburger kindly sent us a DreamWorks Spirit, XXL, 100pc Jigsaw puzzle last week to review

The KnIght Tribe - Ravensburger jigsaw

(We received a Dreamsworks Spirit jigsaw puzzle in return for an honest review on our blog)

After school the kids go to is either the television or their tablets and like most parents, this bothers me as I prefer them to play with traditional toys so I was intrigued to see their reaction when we received a Dreamworks Spirit jigsaw puzzle to which one they would go to and I am happy to report they picked the jigsaw puzzle.

 

The KnIght Tribe - Ravensburger jigsawLydia was keener than Emily at first as she started to find the corners and straight edges and then Emily became interested and sat down next to her to help.

 

After a few raised voices they seemed to work together quite nicely, Lydia asked Emily to find all the pieces which looked like they belonged to a horse and put them together. Emily tried to work out which piece went where and I did not have to worry about her being heavy-handed and breaking any parts as they seemed quite robust.

The KnIght Tribe - Ravensburger jigsaw

They spent roughly about an hour completing the puzzle with very little input from me and they were very proud of themselves for working together nicely to finish the jigsaw.

The KnIght Tribe - Ravensburger jigsaw

As a mum, this is a win-win because not only did they work together and play nicely with Lydia taking leadership and explaining to Emily how to do the puzzle, Emily listened and together they managed to finish it. The other win was because of the quality of the puzzle and sturdiness of the pieces I know they’ll be able to do this more than once. They have even asked for more jigsaw puzzles too.

This puzzle is aimed at children 6+ and has 100 extra large soft click pieces with a high-quality image of Lucky, PRU, Chica, Linda, Abigail and boomerang setting off on another adventure on the front.

 

You can purchase your very own here.

You can read more of my reviews here.

 

The Hair Helper Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

 

The knight tribe- Hair helperThe Hair helper is a storage solution for hair clips and bobbles with space for a hairbrush on the side to keep all those pretty hair accessories in one place so they are easy to access.

I absolutely love this product and it has honestly made my mornings so much easier before school and thats simply because my girl’s bobbles and clips are all in one place and stored neatly together instead of in a messy heep.

 

The knight tribe- Hair helper

It consists of a frame to hang on a wall and a few hooks that fasten to it. These hooks hold your hair bits and bobs, and your hairbrush. To help you mount the hair helper on the wall they have put holes in the packaging that line up to the position of your chosen wall fixings.

The ribbons are very easy to fasten. They thread through specially designed holes and seal with velcro.

Not only has this made things easier with storing hair accessories, but It also encourages independence as your child can pick what they want to wear for the day and bring them to you so that you can do their hair, or they can have a go themselves.

 

You can choose between a white or pink frame and then choose 3 ribbons from their wide selection to suit, personalisation is also available as well as decorative pictures for 20p per letter and 20p per decorative sticker.

Check out my video review on The hair helper and enter our giveaway to win your own below.

For a chance to win one of these genius hair storage solutions for yourself, check out below. and GOOD LUCK

 

 

 

 

 

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***We received The hair helper in return for an honest and open review on my blog***

‘It’s Hair raising’ – Leo

Lydia Reviews The Deluxe Glam goo pack – GIVEAWAY

Make Slime Fashionable with Glam Goo!

Slime has just got fashionable with Glam goo. With the Deluxe pack, you can carry your slime around with you in an attractive glitter purse and even wear a diamond shaped ring with your goo inside and no one would ever know (unless you showed them).

The Knight Tribe -Glam Goo Review

Lets take a look in the box:

  • Tub of (clear slime)  glam goo
  • Two sparkle colours-Electric Blue and Pinky Promise
  • One scent (Violet Vibes)
  • Three slime decorations (Cloud Crunch, Daydreams, and Unicorn Tears)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Glitter Purse
  • Double ring

Creating Glamourous Goo

This is right up Lydia’s street, She loves fashion and glitter so the fact that she can now carry her slime around with her brings this to a whole new level of awesome.

The purse has 9 sections to make all sorts of different concoctions with a lid to cover them all so they don’t mix in together when being carried.

There are a few ingredients in the information guide for you to try too before you let your imagination go wild.

You can scent your goo with the Violet Vibes so it smells lush, play with it to get into Zen mode or take your slime with you in your fashions!

Glam Goo has accessory packs which can be purchased separately and played together with the deluxe pack to make new and exciting goo. Start with clear or fluffy, mix in sparkles, fill your accessories and wear!

The Knight Tribe -Glam Goo Review

Fantasy pack and confetti pack

 

The fantasy theme pack comes with two wearable slime accessories (heart necklace and rainbow charm) and also Includes a container of Glam Goo (clear slime), three slime decorations (Mermaid Wishes, Cosmic Dust, and Unicorn Fuzz), two shimmer colours (Mint Skies and Magic Hour) and one scent (Rose Mist).

The Confetti theme pack comes with two wearable slime accessories (bow bracelet and bunny charm) and Includes a container of Glam Goo (fluffy slime), two slime decorations (Dance Mix and Rainbow Party), two shimmer colours (Have Fun and Happy) and one scent (So Peachy). Theme Packs sold separately.

 

Would I buy this product?

Short answer, Yes I would. I think this product is good value for what you get and the amount of fun Lydia had from it creating her own sparkly goo would make the price totally worth it.

The Knight Tribe -Glam Goo Review

Lydia is very happy as she has now made some glittery sparkly unicorn goo

 

For a chance to win your own Deluxe pack you can enter my giveaway below.
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Glam Goo Deluxe pack retails at £29.99 and the accessory packs retail at £15.00 each

Recommended for ages 6+

Available at all good toy stores

Have a look at our other toy reviews here.

 

***I was sent these products in return for a honest review on my blog***

The Knight Tribe – I have 4D Volume eyelash extensions

Now we all know I am a huge fan of beauty treatments. I love all types of beauty treatments including aesthetics as well as surgical procedures. My friend approached me to ask If I would like to try eyelash extensions as her Auntie was looking to advertise her business with a local influencer (blogger) of course I said yes.

During my eyelash extension procedure with Rezarta

So, what are 4D volume eyelash extensions?

4D lashes means that each fan has 4 artificial lashes which will be applied to one of your own single eyelash.

How long did it take?

From start to finish I’d say 45-50 minutes

Did it hurt?

No, not at all. I was soo relaxed I could of fell asleep.

Have any lashes fallen out?

Yes, I have had a few which have fallen out but that has been mainly down to me touching them. I have had these on now for over two weeks and they are still going strong.

The extensions will shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes and will last as long as you continue to get the filled in (infill)

How do I look after them?

To make the most out of your beautiful lashes, avoid getting them wet for the first 24 hours and use the lash comb given to you every morning and when needed to gently brush them.

You can also wash them which will help keep them strong, by mixing baby shampoo with a little bit of water and simply brush through. Dirty lashes = damaged lashes.  If you don’t clean your lash extensions, then sweat, dirt, makeup, and other accumulated gunk can clog your lash follicles. Most of the time, this yuckiness is so small that you can’t see it, but it’s still there causing damage to your natural lashes.

How much did it cost?

£38.00 for 4D lashes and Infills are £33

How often will I need a Infill?

This will depend on your eyelash growth and how well you maintain your lashes. Usually every 2-3 weeks

Are they really worth it?

Definitely. The volume of the lashes really make your eyes stand out and if you are a busy mum like myself and don’t have time to do your make up every morning.

I feel like I don’t need to put on any make up now that I have these lashes. It’s crazy just how much of a difference they make to your face and I have had soo many compliments about them.

Rezarta completed her training 6 months ago and has already built up a good clientele in the Peterborough area.

She works on an appointment basis only and also offers classic, 2D and 3D and mixed lashes.

For more information, prices and to book your appointment, you can contact her on 07957203677. She also has a Facebook page which you can go to by clicking here.

Me with 4d volume eyelash extensions completed

 

*** I received these 4D volume eyelash extensions in return for an honest and open review, I enjoyed my visit to Rezarta and my lashes are just fantastic. ****

 

 

Starving myself to be a size 0. Was it an eating disorder?????

People are starting to talk more openly now about eating disorders. I had never thought of having one myself up until recently.

Me when I was 13-14 years old before It all started

It all started when I was 18 and after giving birth to my son Leo. I didn’t like my post-partum body it was vile and made me feel sick just looking at it. I would go to sleep crying wishing I had never had him because he had ruined my body. I was fat and covered in stretch marks.

Me 9 months pregnant with my oldest son

I remember size Zero being all over the TV, magazines, newspapers and Myspace and that was where my eating disorder started. I had never needed to go on a diet before, I didn’t even know how to diet. I had tried endless creams for my stretch marks but NOTHING worked.

Soon I realized that the only thing I could control was what I put into my mouth and I was desperate to have my pre baby body back, I had even brought myself some size 0 (uk4) Jeans as my goal.

So I started to eat just one apple a day and a tiny bit of cheese and when I say that was all I ate I am not lieing. The pounds started to drop off and I would give myself daily targets to loose 1 pound a day. My scales had been used and abused.

It wasn’t long until my family started to comment on my dramatic weight loss telling me how ill and gaunt I looked. I just got angrier and angrier and kept thinking about why they couldnt just be happy for me instead or being so negative over something I felt soo good about.

 

size zero

I did read my size goal of being a Size 0 however not even 2 weeks after hitting my target I developed a nasty cough and became really poorly with it to the point it was choking me.

The doctor prescribed antibiotics but they didnt work. Fast forward 5-6 months and I still had this awful cough which was not budging. It turned out it was not responding to the antibiotics because I was so malnourished. I had no choice but to start eating again and it took me absolutley ages to turn it around.
Size zero and really ill

Now I am 31 years old, 3 children later with my partner who I have been with for nearly 7 years.  I am not bothered one tiny little bit about my stretch marks, I actually love them now as they are my warrior stripes from my kids. My weight does bother me at the moment but not to the extent like it used too. I love pigging out on food and sweets I know I shouldn’t indulge on and I do not regret a single doughnut that I have shoved in my face. I am glad I have over indulged because I have blooming well enjoyed all the delicious treats and takeaways.

I cannot get over how repulsed I was by my own body, the body which kept my baby boy safe and healthy whilst he grew inside me. Surely that should of been enough for me to not give a shit about anything else except him and just enjoy him instead of being soo obsessed with how I looked. I feel so ashamed of myself looking back on how I used to be. I do believe it has made me the person I am today.

Even though now I am at a weight I am not comfortable with I still LOVE my body. I am happier than I have ever been and that’s because I have learnt to love myself.

Healthy happy me

 

A lot of people have actually said I look much better and healthier with the weight I am at and like I mentioned previously, I am not. So I have re-joined Slimming world and I will shift those pesky pounds. I am currently a 12/14 and my goal is a size 8/10.

I will try my upmost hardest to keep you all updated on my journey, I do post a lot on my Insta stories so if you are not already following me on there then please go and do so for updates. 🙂 Click here for my Instagram