Friday 25 May 2018

Glam Goo Deluxe Pack Review

Slime is such a massive trend at the moment and we cant go into a shop without them begging for me to buy them some. I have attempted to make it a few times but we have never been successful. Thankfully we were asked to review the Glam Goo Deluxe Pack and I knew Ami and Son Son would love it.  

The Glam Goo set is perfect for all children (as long as they are old enough to know not to eat it) the idea of it is that you can personalise it by using sprinkles and colours to make it your own. Also comes with a scent to make it smell unique. The set comes with a large resealable tub of clear goo, a scent bottle, 3 sprinkle tubes, 2 tubs of coloured dust, a stirrer, a ring container and the bag container.

The idea is to create your own goo and slime using the different components in the box. The set also comes with a leaflet that has some recipes inside. All the glitters come with different names and different colours and textures. Ami likes the colourful unicorn tears the most. Although she poured it all in one of the boxes in the sets by accident. 

The set also comes with a ring that you can fill with your favourite slime. Although when we put the slime in the ring it opened and spilt all over the carpet!! Thankfully wasn't too hard to clean up. The bag also allows you to seal your creations inside. 

I have to admit we found the glam goo very sticky although I did read in the leaflet that you can add some bicarb to change the texture.  The kids had lots of fun playing with it and I have found bits of it all over the kitchen. 
Glam Goo (RRP: £29.99) is available at all good toy shops.

Monday 14 May 2018

Ravensburger What If? No. 16 The Wedding 1,000 pc Puzzle Review

There's one thing I have to admit to not doing in my adult life and that's a 1000 piece puzzle. Don't get me wrong it's not because I have been too snooty or anything just has never crossed my mind. When I was contacted to review a 1000 piece puzzle I originally thought it was a royal wedding edition. I had misread the email and just put wedding and royal and Prince Harry was the first thing to come to mind. Also if you want to celebrate the Royal wedding why not with a wedding puzzle. The puzzle was actually What If? No. 16 The Wedding edition.

Having been a complete puzzle beginner (except kids ones I can knock those out the park) a 1000 piece seemed huge. Then I discovered this was a special puzzle the picture on the box was completely different to the one on the puzzle. The idea being behind it is that the picture on the box is the ideal wedding for the bride and inside is the Grooms idea of a perfect wedding.

To start off with it was something me and my eldest would do in the evenings. In fact, he would come off screens early to help. I googled how long a 1000 piece puzzle took and it said 5-6 hours, whereas I can say it took us well over 20. That's because we didn't have the picture on the box obviously. I actually sadly really enjoyed putting the puzzle together. It gave such small satisfaction when we found the right parts than as we put more and more together seeing the picture in full.

My eldest son has ADHD so the puzzle actually had a calming effect and I actually saw him yawn which is something he never seems to do. It really helped him relax and calm down from a busy day at school. For me, I found my self-completing parts throughout the day, then getting lost in time and being late for things.

This puzzle is great fun, believe it or not, we got such triumph getting the correct pieces and completing the characters. We started it easy finding all the same colours and then the faces and before we knew it it was nearly done. The puzzle used fun and mystery making it more enjoyable. The Puzzle is available on most shopping websites and to find out more click this link.

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Gazillion Crazy Wand Review.

There is one thing in our house that never gets old or boring for any age and that is bubbles. With the weather warming up ( well I say that we had storm weather that blew all the fences and broke all the beach huts thus week) Its supposed to be warming up anyway. We were sent some of Gazillions new Crazy Bubble wands to try. We have used Gazillion a few times and always found their bubble mixture to be the best by far so I was keen to see how these ones would be.

These are the perfect pocket money toys and even for days out. With all the extra bank holidays too they would be a great addition to any picnic. They retail at £3.99 so are an absolute bargain. Each set comes with two wands with a funny mouth on an 8oz bottle of bubble mixture and a dipping pot. We used to get the dippy wands but my kids are forever spilling the contents before they have had the chance to blow any bubbles. The little tray was a nice addition to help not spill so much bubble mixture.

There are 6 crazy styles (sold in packs of two), these photo-booth style wands are great for any occasion. For only £3.99 you receive two wands, a dipping tray and an 8oz bottle of Gazillion premium solution. The Bubble mix was good being non-toxic and non-staining.

The funny and usual designs made blowing bubbles even more fun. Some were really easy to use the lips and bunny teeth versions. Some weren't as easy to blow bubbles from which was a tad disappointing. The kids enjoyed making funny faces out of them all the same. 

Such a great gift also great for encouraging kids to get outside and into the garden. You can buy refills of Gazzilion solution which lasts much longer than other supermarket bubble mixture too. 
A deffo must but for this summer that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.