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Now those who have been following my blog for a while now will be aware that I adore this company, I have reviewed them twice here and here and when they asked if I would like to test out their latest product I of course said yes, well Amelia said yes, I just returned the email.

Nail a Peel is basicsally the same product as the Gel a Peel but designed to be used to create nail art.
Inside the pack, which was the Deluxe Colour kit, you will find three nail wheels to create your fun artwork onto, Five gel polishes in different colors, a collection of pretty confetti and glitter to add to it along with a plastic mold to create cute bows and other things you can attack onto the fake nail and other bits that you would find in a standard pack (design sheet etc) along with it all is some handy nail adhesive stickers to help with placing them onto the nail so there is no fighting with the sticky nail glue.

I will start off saying this are really fiddly to do, so its more of an older child’s toy, Amelia struggled to create anything so asked me to design her something and surprise her, and I am not the most steady handed person so this was a bit of a task but I feel like I did a good job in creating something pretty for her. I just used the applicator that you attach onto the top of the gel polish rather than the brush applicator because of the thickness of the gel, this was a little difficult to do.

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Leaving them to dry over 24 hours I do not think they look that bad! I would love to see someone who is talented in nail art give them a go and see what they can create with the product, we popped them off and stuck them onto her nails using the stickers and as you can see I have one very happy Amelia.

We really enjoyed playing around with this toy and while there is now glitter everywhere its been a fun little addition to our craft box and I plan on getting some more false nails to create more in future, but I feel that it is best suited for much older children who have a steady hand and the patience to sit and create on such a small surface.
If you are interested in seeing what else is in the Nail a Peel range then follow this handy little link here, however I will also add that once the gel has fully dried it, if you are not careful can peel off but I guess that’s the beautiful of the product is that you can peel things off and start again with a new creation.

Until next time.

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Not sure any of you who follow and read my blog are aware but one of my all time favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz, and when I was asked to do a little review on these delightful little plushies I couldn’t resist.

You can find them from Hallmark which is known as a high quality brand for cards and toys for gifts, they come in a collection of different sets and naturally I went for the Oz set and I adore them, when they arrived at my door I opened the packaging up excitedly to find all the main characters from the film plus a flying monkey and of course the wicked witch of the west! (Which is my favorite) re-designed by Adan Chung who wondered what these popular characters would look like smaller and cuter, I received Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, a Flying Monkey and as I mentioned above, the Wicked Witch but I have just found out that also in the collection is Toto and Glinda the Good Witch of the North which I must as I am extremely tempted to purchase and add to my little bundle.

 

They are about three inches in height and have a beanie baby like feel to them, they do need propping up and cannot stand on their own but are an absolutely perfect collectors item of the wonderful 1939 film which will be celebrating 80 years next year.

There are other collections to choose from and delightfully a Disney collection too with an adorable little Beast and Belle that I am considering getting for the Beauty and the Beast mad Amelia who will watch both the animated movie and the remake in the same day.

Would I recommend them? – I would, personally I adore little things like this, I have a small collection of Pokemon plush toys and back when I was a youngster I had a load of Beanie Babies, so anyone who loves collecting cute plushies, they are definitely more for an older child and adult market purely because of their size and the fact that they are more of a collectors item.

Price – Depending on where you can find them, they range anywhere from £5 to £9 which also depends on if you want to get a limited edition Itty Bitty, as the more limited they are, the higher the price will be, but you can find these on Amazon

Anything Else – The only thing that I can say is be prepared to want more, and I will be getting more in my little collection.

 

All in all these are cute little toys for you to collect and I am excited to go get myself some more.

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Disclaimer - Product was sent to me for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Exciting times in the Mummy Cat household of late, We was asked to test out and review a Gel-A-Peel kit at the start of the month and try our hand at designing our own diary, Amelia was actually overly excited at the idea as she is such a creative little creature, She is forever drawing or asking for paper so I thought it would be perfect for her.

It does have an age recommendation of 8 years plus but I was sure that with my supervision she would be good to sit and draw to her hearts content, The pack we got came with three different colors of Gel a Peel pens, a mold to create jewellery, one guide paper, one clear plastic cover so that you could trace over the guides and not have it stick to the paper and a set of fish hook earring wires so you can create your own earrings..

Amelia loved the packaging and the colors, after years of trying to avoid the typical obsession with pink, Her reaction was just a simple gasp and a giggle of ‘Its Pink!!’ and of course the excitement of the purple diary and the chance to get creating.

The ‘pens’ themselves were easy to use, once you take the caps off which I completely forgot to do on one of them and do not require a lot of pressure to squeeze out the almost silicone like product, Amelia is left handed but had issues writing with them but because they’re designed for slightly bigger hands she had to use both to sketch and draw just fine with only a slight awkwardness but she enjoyed every second of creating her own diary.

One of the great things I found of the gel is that as the name suggests, its easily peelable, if you make a mistake with something you can simple wait for it to dry and peel it off to start again, which also would  be wonderful if you are forever changing you ideas and can keep creating new pictures onto the diary but I recommend not touching them with bare hands because they are sticky and me being stupid ended up getting pink gel over the carpet!!

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Would I recommend them – Yes, for older children and even for adults, they sort of remind me of those Scoobi plastic strands, you could sit there for a few ours just creating which I know many do as a form of relaxation and I have found myself putting little dots onto my ipad case.

Price – These kind of toys range anywhere from £10 to £30 but with anything it all depends on where you shop from and how many you want in a pack, there are also refills and extra packs and because of their size and how you use them they can last for a while, just as long as you remember to pop the lid back on after use.

Anything Else – These would be perfect for older children, as the packaging suggests its designed for 8 years plus but my 6 year old managed just fine with them and really enjoyed creating and making with them with my supervision and we’ve both enjoyed making jewellery and adding a little colour onto our boring diaries (and ipad cases!)

Here is our completed diary, as you can probably see, there was some rubbing out! but Amelia loved the task of perfecting it to her own style, full of flowers.

You can find Gel-A-Peel at any toy stores and online.

Until next time

Me, Being Mummy
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The Big C is slowly coming up soon, and it wont be long before the shops are stocked full of goodies and toys, but the one thing I dread more than anything about The Big C..

.. is toys…

We live in a small two bedroom flat, it isn’t really small, but it currently houses 5 people plus a mainecoon so things do get a little bit cramped on occasion, and come Christmas and birthdays I dread the collection of new toys they get from family.. The one thing I ask for the most, besides keeping things on the small size, is make sure that nothing is PINK!!

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One of the biggest things I hate more than anything, is PINK toys for girls, why is it needed? we don’t buy toys in various shades of blue for boys so why do it for girls?.

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It used to be the other way around, boys had the pink clothes, but lately its turned around, I see it often even on pram selling groups on Facebook ‘Looking for a girl pram’ .. now call be crazy but, its a pram… there is no ‘gender’ specific prams out there, I get that you can have a certain color but not once did I ever think that prams needed to be gender categorized, I witnessed someone say she wanted to sell a brand new pram, all because she had a boy and the wheels had purple on them.

My children’s favorite toys are rainbow colors, they love the mega blocks bags and they seem to gain more and more of them each year, A loves My Little Pony and that’s fine, its her choice and K LOVES planes and cars, but they both will play with each other, at the moment they have been playing ‘Cars 3’ together which I think is wonderful.


I have always stood by the fact that toys do not need a gender, boys can play with dolls just as girls can play with mechanic stuff, I remember growing up wanting these awesome science toys you find in the back of the Argos catalog, but being told ‘I didn’t want those, that’s a boys toy’

We need to stop doing that… its a toy.. end of.

Whats your view on it all?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

 

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So once again I was sitting on my Facebook and I saw an advert for SassyBloom, which is a monthly subscription service for baby and child products, I had seen it before out and about but decided to finally try it out, I know many of these boxes can seem far to expensive but in the long run they do work out cheaper than going out and buying the product yourself..img_2945
Lets take a look at what I got in this months box

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I love these!! I had been looking at something similar for a while but never actually got around buying them, these are make your own ice lolly molds and I think they are fantastic, that gives us something fun to do during the summer holidays.

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As soon as I took this little elephant out of the books R dived for it, She loved it! its really soft and cuddly, I assume that its a she due to the name on the tag of Ezzy Elephant, but it could also be an Ebenezer as well as an Elisabeth, the brand is Suki Toys which is a British based company, always good when you know toys are local.. I don’t want to spend to long on that website or i’ll buy it all!

img_2948Sleep Tight, Teddy is a little interactive bedtime book by Annie Kubler, you stick your fingers through the hole and into teddys head.. (that sounded a lot less morbid in my head) to make ‘teddy’ move, I have given both of the books to my eldest two who are big book fans! they laughed away reading this one to their little sister.

img_2946The other book is called The Boy Who Ate Everything by Clemency Pearce, which is essentially about a boy who eats everything, including a tin of baked beans!!! and we all know what kind of trouble they can get you in haha.

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and finally we have this lovely little tambourine by Halilit which is also another British based company with the simple goal of supplying children with fun bright musical instruments to make as much noise as humanly possible. I love how this looks and has been carried around all afternoon along with Ezzy, the bigger children have also enjoyed playing with the new toys too, entertaining their little sister while I got dinner on.

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I actually like this one, I know I have a few boxes on the go but I am glad that I can now expand the children s books collection and give R lots more toys to enjoy as she grows, I think I will keep this one up as I can see it being used in the future, they also have a Kid box too for older children.

And I think you can tell I am pretty excited about the ice lolly maker and even more excited about the next box!

Until next time.

Mummy Cat

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