Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Storytime Magazine Review & giveaway

Storytime Magazine is the brand new mag aimed at kids that love stories. Each copy is filled with fun  stories that your child will love and cherish from famous fables to fairy tales, around the world to myths and legends. There is something for every child to enjoy.

The first issue contained these story's :

The Hare and the Tortoise
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
The Fairy Bride
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Perseus and Medusa
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
and part of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

My 2 youngest loved the story of Goldilocks and the three bests the best

while my 9 year old, Ryan prefer the story of Perseus and Medusa. Which he has also just learned about at school.

There is also a colour in page and puzzles all related to the stories in the magazine

The only thing about this mag I didn't like was the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It only tells the first part of the story. But you can win a copy of the book if you go onto the website and enter a competition. But I would have prefered the whole story or the next part in the next magazine

But what makes this different from all the other kids magazines is that it is printed on strong paper, so less likely to rip, no plastic toys and no adverts!!

The Storytime Magazine comes out once a month and is priced at £3.99 or you can get 25% off if you buy a subscription

We really enjoyed reading this magazine and will be buying some more, I might even take out a subscription myself  as the kids really loved this so much

This copy is out now and issue 2 comes out on 15th October and you can buy it from all good newsagents, WH Smith, Waterstones, Travel stores, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Waitrose

You can find Storytime Magazine on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

I also have a trial subscription to giveaway!
one winner will receive 3 issues over 3 months.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Spring Ballerina Lottie Doll Review & Giveaway


I have just become a brand ambassador for Lottie and I received our very first Lottie doll last week.

Lottie celebrated her 2nd birthday last month and in that time she has won loads of awards in the US, UK and Canada

"Designed for girls aged 3 - 9, Lottie was developed with scientific expertise from leading British academics, alongside consumer research, to address parental concerns over negative body image, an increased perception of premature sexualisation, as well as a desire for a return to good old-fashioned creative and imaginative play.

The Year 1 range provoked international debate over the issues Lottie had set out to address, receiving approval and praise from parents, professionals and campaigners alike.  She won multiple awards and became a best-seller in over eight countries across the globe"

 We received the cute Spring Ballerina Lottie to review

My daughter Caitlin was so excited to see her new doll, especially as she is a ballerina and that 's what Cailin wants to be when she grows up.

Lottie comes in a very pretty box with a handle that is the perfect size for little hands.

The back of the box as a space to write who the
Lottie doll is for, perfect if you are giving this as a present

I really like this doll, she is perfect for young girls. and unlike most dolls she doesn't have sexy clothes, makeup, tattoos or boobs which is perfect for my nearly 5 year old.

Lottie is 7 inches tall and comes with leggings, leotard with sequins, pink & purple Tutu, ballerina shoes and a cute little bag. She has lovely soft brown hair and flexible limbs and can even stand up by heself

Caitlin loves twirling her round and round

In my opinion this is the best doll Caitlin owns. Unlike her other 'barbie' style dolls this one is definitely more age appropriate, I really love the Lottie doll!

You can find Lottie on Facebook and Twitter

And you can buy Spring Ballerina Lottie on Amazon 

I also have a Lottie Giveaway to share

One person will win 2 Lotties Dolls and 2 accessories from the Lottie range!

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Pocket Money Cook Book & Giveaway

Pocket Money Cookery book by Oomberkids Republic Review

I got to have a preveiw of the new Pocket Money Cookery Book from OoberKids Republic which is aimed at primary school aged children helping them learn to cook delicious meal by themselves.

The Book has 10 delicious meals to make and all have great nutritional advise from nutritionist Jessica Scott

Here are our recipes: 
1) Pizza Beef
2) Broken French Dinner
3) The Embarrassed Queen's Frittata
4) Dawn Eggs
5) Volcano eggs
6) Snowstorm Veal
7) Mozzarella on a Scooter
8) Winter Mud Pudding
9) Chocolate Hedgehog
10) Lazy Summer Spaghetti 

There are also so fun facts and health and safety advice.

My favourite recipe was the Chocolate Hedgehog, so much fun to make and eat!

The Pocket Money Cookery book can be purchased here for £7.00 for a paperback copy
or you can enter the giveaway below to win yourself a copy

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Big Green Smile Product Review

Big Green Smile Products Review

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to try out some products from Big Green Smile website.

Big Green Smile sell natural and organic products from make-up to cleaners to baby food.

I chose 3 products. Green peoples' mandarin child's toothpaste £3.50, Method Minnie Mouse Shampoo & Body wash £5.00 and Attitude Eco-kids bubble bath £7.99

Big green smile mandarin toothpaste review

The mandarin toothpaste priced at £3.50 for 50mls was a hit with my two youngest kids. I normally buy them strawberry flavoured toothpaste as they don't like mint. They really liked this one and i would buy it again. The only thing that worried me is that it has no fluoride in at all and I was told by my dentist to always use a toothpaste on my kids with at least 1000mg in it. So this is something I am going to look into. The product description reads:

"This natural toothpaste is made without Fluoride, SLS, Triclosan, Sorbitol, Parabens, phthalates, artificial sweeteners, petrochemicals and colourants to bring you the purest children's toothpaste that nature can offer."

The Bubble Bath I thought was priced quite high, so I thought it would be really good. The product description reads :

"Why expose your children to products containing carcinogen 1,4-dioxane or ethylene oxide? Day after day; year after year? No thanks because their body absorbs what we apply to it. Clean your children with all-natural, uncontaminated ingredients of Attitude Eco-Kids body care products, so your kids can be clean inside & out!"

I have never really given much thought to what was actually in my kids bubble bath, So when I read this I was a bit shocked that some products have harmful ingredients in them. So I was really happy to try this. But when we did I was a little disappointed. It didn't really make that much bubbles and they quickly dispersed. There was no smell to it either, which I would have preferred and for the price of £7.99. I don't thinks it's worth the money. But I will definitely be looking into what goes in my normal kids bubble bath and will be on the look out for a more natural one.

The Method Minnie Mouse Shampoo & body wash is priced at £5.00 for 532ml. I still think this is a bit on the high side price wise, but I think I would pay this as the product is a two-in-one. The smell was of strawberries and really nice. My little girl loves the bottle and the tear free formula. The product description reads :

"Let Mickey and Minnie take care of bath time with our gentle moisturizing 2-in-1 shampoo + body wash. The naturally derived, hypoallergenic formula is free of dirty ingredients, including parabens, phthalates or EDTA, for oodles of tear-free fun in the tub for kids and kids-at-heart."

I really liked the minnie mouse shampoo & body wash and the mandarin toothpaste and so did the kids, Think I will definitely be buying them again.

You can find Big Green Smile on Facebook and Twitter

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Milkshake! Stars DVD Review & Giveaway

The new channel 5 kids favourites are coming to DVD this week!

Milkshake! Stars is out on DVD on Monday 8th September, featuring all your child's favourites including Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, Ben and Holly's little Kingdom and Bananas in Pyjamas plus some brand new Characters too like Pip Ahoy! and Toby's Travelling Circus.

The DVD is on for approx 149 minutes - that's over 2 hours of fantastic fun!

My kids were sent a copy to watch and they really loved it!!
Caitlin, 4, favourites were Chloe's Closet and Angelina Ballerina. Aaron, 3 like Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and Ben and Holly the best

And best of all I have 2 copies to giveaway to 2 lucky readers!!!
All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below

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