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Baby Born – Our bath time routine | Gifted

Our bedtime routine with our new Baby born sister  Winding down for the evening with children requires a routine; they need it and they love it. Here in the Knight Tribe’s home we stick to…

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Playmobil Mars Space Station | Gifted

Gifted | Playmobil Mars Space Station

We are complete newbies when is comes to Playmobil, I have never brought or owned one in my life and neither have the kids up until now. So I can tell you first hand what I thought of it.

The Knight Tribe- Playmobil Mars Space Station

Playmobil have just released a brand new Space range and we were lucky enough to be sent the Mars space station to play with and review. Lydia who is six years old loves learning about Earth and space and I knew she would love this set when it arrived and I was right.

Once you have opened the box you will see that there are quite a few sealed bags inside with different parts needed to build the model. The contents inside the bags are not in building order, so after Emily opened them all I sorted them into colours, ready for David to to start building.

The Mars space station was a little bit fiddly with the smaller parts (for big hands) but otherwise it was straight forward to put together, the instruction manual was easy to read and overall it took David just under two hours to build, which included applying all of the stickers. Stickers are easy to apply, but care should be taken when following the instructions as they are only listed by number.

In the core of the space ship is where you will find the lights and sound effects, which requires 2 AAA batteries.  There are six buttons and three lights inside, the sound effects are pretty cool and have a little picture above them to show you what sound will play. For example the engine button will play the sound of the engine for 15 seconds and then turn off, the planet button will play the sound effect of what it may sound like moving around the planets from outside the station, then you have a button with the sound effects of people communicating through radio transmission.

There are also two light buttons, one will switch on two of the lights inside the model and the other button will switch on the lights underneath the model.

On the top of the space station theres a functioning double missile shooter, which you can easily launch by pressing the eject button. They shoot a good distance and are easy to reload. You can remove the top easily to play inside or you can use the door to the space station which is on the side. What I love about this is that it has an revolving door which mimics an air lock to the station that you can turn open and closed.

There’s also sleeping quarters aswell as a botanical garden quarters complete with play candy bars, drink and a microscope.

Playmobil’s attention to detail on the Mars space station is brilliant. Inside the the space station there are all sorts of different accessories like clip boards, laptop, tools, drinks, fire extinguisers and they all live in there own little spaces.

Emily loves her little play sets with characters and it wasnt that long ago we went to our local museum to see Tim Peaks Soyuz space craft and since then they have both shown an interest in space.

So taking into account that this is our first experience with Playmobil we are definitley fans now and Emily has already asked for another set for her birthday in July, even my thirteen year old son has enjoyed playing this with his sisters.

The Playmobil Mars space station retails for £64.00, which I think is a very good price considering just how much you get and the amount of hours of fun they have got out of it so far.

Everything in this set is very well made so there are no worries of heavy hands breaking anything flimsy and fragile which is something you can be confident of when purchasing Playmobil.

Also available to purchase in the space range is the Mission to Mars Launchpad set, Mars research vehicle, Mars rover and an astronaught and robot duo pack.

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*** I was sent this set in return for an honest and open review***

 

 

 

L.O.L FUZZY PETS – WHAT ARE THEY

L.O.L Fuzzy Pets

L.O.L Surprise are everywhere and are extremely popular with little girls and boys who love collecting them, just like Milly.

We have previously reviewed an L.O.L pet which Lydia loved but now they are Emily’s craze and she was delighted to be sent not just one, but two L.O.L Fuzzy pets to un-box and show you all.

She came home from school and was greeted to happy post in the form of a pink parcel. Now the fact the parcel was pink in itself was enough to get Emily absolutely buzzing with delight.

Her face instantly lit up and she could not believe that she had been sent two Fuzzy pets and started ripping the layers off faster than you can say bobs your uncle, can I just add that she has never had this one before.

There are seven layers of surprise with all the new L.O.L surprise fuzzy pets and each layer unveils a hint of a surprise of which fuzzy animal you’re going to get.

Once you have unwrapped the layers you will find a bottle shaped container, a collectors guide and your BLIND BAGS which is Milly’s favourite and of course the most important part.

In the blind bags we un-bagged, we got a cute black fuzzy bird called YIN HOOT, bottle, collar, hat, sand tray, poop scoop and the bottle container handle which we originally thought was a bracelet, we soon figured it out.

I didn’t actually know what we needed to do with these at first (there are instructions which come with it inside which I failed to look at).

Em was quick enough to tell me though, she has obviously been watching these on YouTube.

  • First of all we needed to clip the handle to the top part of the bottle.
  • Place our Fuzzy pet into the bottom half of the bottle.
  • Remove the cap off the top part of the bottle ( We did wonder why the water wasn’t pouring at first, lol)
  • Place the lid part with the handle on top of the bottom part
  • Pour water into the lid and it will filter through like a watering can onto the Fuzzy pet.

At this point Em had got her hands into the bottom part of the bottle where the pet was and just played with it in the water. She said she could feel all the fuzz coming away and that it now felt smooth.

I would do this part sitting up to the table and not on a rug, due to fuzzy water spills, or pop a towel down.

We then revealed a super exciting little pet which looked nothing like it originally did in its fuzzy form.

Inside the sand tray, Emily used the pooper scooper to dig for hidden treasures. Inside, hiding in the magic sand were two black shoes which she put on Yin Hoot feet to finish off his outfit and then she could put the sand back in the tray with the lid on to be used over and over again.

Our second Fuzzy pet was just as much fun. We received a bright pink fuzzy pet and inside we got GO- GO BIRDIE.

 

L.O.L Fuzzy pets are part of the Make over series-  Hairgoals, Lils, DIY glitter factory, Interactive live surprise and Bubbly Surprise. They can be purchased from all good toy stores and retail at £13.99each

As much as we genuinely love these, I would only buy them on special occasions like Christmas or birthdays due to the price and the girls always wanting the same so suddenly the price doubles.

You can watch Lydia and Emily’s un-boxing video below to see my reactions and the pets for themselves.

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*** I was sent these products in return for an honest review, all opinions are my own ***

My affordable Mothers Day gift guide 2019

Mothering Sunday is coming up and I have put together an affordable, easily available gift guide to give you some inspiration if you are stuck for gift ideas.

Sesky Embrace perfume *- is embellished with Swarovski® crystals to add more sparkle to the already lavishly designed 12-sided bottle.

A feminine gourmand fragrance which embraces the senses, Enchanting and seductive – glamorous and effervescent. Fruity top notes of Orange Blossom, Blackcurrant and Pear open into a heart of Iris, Jasmine and Patchouli before settling into a delicious swirl of Tonka Bean Vanilla Musk & Praline Accord.

I love the smell of this perfume. It looks elegant and smells fresh and fruity. I do not personally like flowery perfume but this one smells really beautiful and isn’t overpowering.

Mum on the run water bottle– This water bottle will help mum keep hydrated through the day, fitted with a handy pink flip top straw to prevent spillages. The design is decorated with metallic spot detailing and front slogan, reading ‘Mum on the run’. 670ml.

No3 Pomegranate Luxury fragranced candle -Bring elegant scents into your home with this Luxury Pomegranate Glass Candle Centrepiece.

Floral Arrangement in Glass Vase- Display fresh looking flowers year after year with our range of artificial flowers and plants. Nothing creates an inviting home interior more than a colourful floral arrangement, and we love this beautiful white bunch presented in a small glass vase.

The English tea shop Organic Revive me teabags* – Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Organic, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Sugar Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Celery Free, Lupin Free, Milk Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Seed Free, Soy Bean Free, Sulphur Dioxide Free, Maize Free, Citric Acid Free, Crustacean Free, Mollusc Free, Fish Free, Peanut Free, No Added Sugar, Certified Low FODMAP

 

Mum/Grandma Cushion (available in-store only at Matalan) – Show Mum how much you love her this Mother’s Day with this pretty cushion. The lilac design features a gold printed slogan to the front, reading ‘Only the best mums get promoted to grandmas’. The look is complete with a pom pom trim edge.

Crystal Effect Frame-(available in-store at The Range) -A beautiful gift idea or way to display your own treasured memories, this Crystal Filled Mirrored Frame is carefully crafted from reflective glass with a panel of clear crystals cascading down either side of your photograph. Complete with a stand, this frame offers the perfect way to showcase your special moment.

 

I hope you have found some inspiration with my Mothers day gift guide this year and I wish all mums and carers a lovely and relaxing Mothers day.

 

***I received some of these items* in return for inclusion in my gift guide***

 

 

The latest new collectible from Num Noms: Num Noms Sparkle Smoothies

Num Noms are back with a new and very exciting product.

This exciting brand new launch has scented, liquid lip gloss inside a smoothie cup shape with a scented Num topping. When you unscrew the straw top to reveal the all new sparkly liquid lip gloss with a wand applicator. There are fifteen Num Toppings to collect in the range, which are detachable from the straw lid, as well as four glitter lip glosses and six pearl lip glosses.

 

Lydia and Emily were recently sent an exciting pink parcel to Unbox on their Youtube channel which contained a bundle of these brand new collectables from Num Nom’s new range called Sparkle smoothies.

The Num Noms sparkle smoothies are a collection of fifteen delightful scented Num toppings.

Four scented glitter lip glosses and six scented pearl lip glosses.

As well as finding the Num topper scent on the collectors guide, you can also find the name of your lip gloss too.

Noms we unwrapped

 Minty Kitty, Sundae Scoop, Molly Mango and Cherry Chill

Lip glosses we unwrapped

Glitter cupcake sparkle- it, Pearl Sunshine sparkle-it  x2 , Pearl Sunset sparkle-it Pearl carnival sparkle-it

If you click on the photo below you can see just how pearly and iridescent the lip gloss looks on the wand, it’s beautiful and is completely safe for children to wear.

Emily loves lip gloss and now she can wear it whenever she wants. (apart from school)

This is what it looks like on the back of my hand to show you am example.

 

These are a very cute and pocket friendly collectible toy for any child, and even though there are different coloured lip gloss’s they are subtle shades and are not directly noticeable.

We also received Num Noms smoothie bottles for Lydia and Emily with smoothie recipe cards so that they can make there very own sparkle smoothies.

You can watch us Unboxing our Sparkle smoothies and making our own Smoothies on our channel down below.

 

***We received these products in return for an honest and open review***