Monday, 28 October 2013

Ariel 3 in 1 pods Review

I was lucky enough to test the new Ariel 3 in 1 pods for the last couple of weeks.

And i am first to admit I was unsure how well they would work as i normally prefer to use powder and not liquid tabs.

But after being quite skeptical about the claims Ariel are making about the product brightening your clothes,  I was very quickly put in my place and I did find a vast improvement as most known detergents tend to fade your clothes after each wash.

My kids clothes showed no sign of fading and even looked more rejuvenated too!

The Ariel 3 in 1 pods leaves a long lasting smell even after a few days hanging in your wardrobe.

The stain removing power is pretty good too having three kids I tend to get a few items that I normally have to wash a few times but on a few occasions the Ariel pods have got the stain out first time without having to pre-wash first.

Overall I have been very impressed with Ariel 3 in 1 pods and already have bought a few packets since my trial packet ran out, So I can safely say I will be buying them on a regular basis and really enjoyed doing my washing for once too !

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Amazing Teksta Robotic Puppy Space Jump 2013!

Mark Sunday the 27th October 2013 on your calendars for today is officially the day when you can witness  the Teksta Puppy becoming the first robotic toy canine in space! From 4pm today visitors to this blog will be able to watch a YouTube video featuring this groundbreaking event.

Some facts you need to know about the Teksta space jump.
  • Teksta went up to an altitude of 97,000ft before jumping and parachuting back to earth.
  • He endured Temperatures as low as -61 Celsius
  • He also encountered Air pressure changes of 0.406lbs/sq ft

Watch below what is surely one small step for robotic puppies and one giant leap for toykind!

TheTeksta robotic puppy represents an eight week old cyber-friend that responds to your childs voice and gestures.Teksta also responds to lights and sounds and  has its own app for tablet devices  that allows its owner to program dance moves coordinated to your own music library as well as other cool features.  
Each robotic puppy is engineered with very clever technology that allows Teksta to communicate by barking, whining and crying and also emote his/her feelings through changes in eye animation depicted through advanced LED lighting. 
Teksta's state of the art sensors allow the puppy to know when he is being pet, fed, spoken to and played with just like a real puppy. He/she even falls asleep when it gets dark and wakes up again when it's light. Perhaps unlike other pets Teksta is always happy to see it's owner and won't leave a mess on your carpet!
Now in its fourth generation of robotic puppies the technology has certainly come a long way and todays Teksta is more loveable and interactive than ever before. 
  • Teksta features over 100 physical and interactive play features.
  • No remote control needed. Now you can play with unique hand gestures that control and train Teksta making him/her do some neat tricks like stop, sit and my personal fav the back flip!
  • With his expressive beaming eye patterns that light up in different colors you can learn how Teksta is feeling, know when he/she is hungry, wants to play or just wants some attention.
  • Teksta comes with his own ball so you can play fetch and a great bone accessory so you can feed him/her when he is hungry.
  • With the new wireless and infrared technology you can now train Teksta to play with his friends and control his/her dance moves by downloading a free app.

Teksta is available in both blue and pink and will no doubt be a hot seller again this Christmas  time. I know it’s already on my kids lists to Santa (so look out for a potential review later).

Sunday, 13 October 2013

CandleRings Review

When I saw this posted on my facebook timeline I was like omg I need to get me one of these so I did!

The hardest part was trying to decide what one I wanted I finally decided on Vanilla Cupcake.

Once the candle arrived I could not wait to get burning it’s almost like a grown up kinder egg but without the chocolate.

After a few days I could finally see where my ring was hidden and I was getting eager to see what ring I may find would it be £10 or £1000 ekkk !!!

Finally tonight I was able to get my ring out (cough!) with a little help and a spoon.
Once the foil was out I let it cool down for a moment and then finally unwrapped my ring ... and I think my ring was only worth £10 but to be honest the ring was really pretty ... and much to my disappointed it was not worth a bit more I will be defiantly buying another one very soon maybe next time I will be a little more lucky.

You can buy your CandleRings here for £24.99

Magic Nail Laboratory Review

We were offered a chance to try out the Magic Nail Laboratory from Interplay. My daughter loves playing with nail varnish and painting nails. And for once this was a kit she could play with and maybe give my nail varnish a rest for once.
The kit comes with everything you will need to make your own nail varnish and then to wear it too!
The overall presentation of the nail kit has been put together really well and includes lots of important safety tips, fun facts and professional tips to keep your nails looking good and healthy.

The Magic Nail Laboratory includes a studio for keeping the entire ingredients and accessories well looked after and easily accessible when you need to use them.

The set includes a nail file and buffer and gives instructions on how to keep nails manicured and ready for painting.

The main base of the nail varnishes is a white liquid that dries clear and can be easily peeled off so no need for nail varnish remover making it a lot gentler for young kids nails.

Once you have made the base you can then add different colour pigments and even add a shimmer effect to create a really cool nail varnish.

Once your nails have been painted you can add some cool nail Art stickers the set includes two different types my daughters fav’s were the glow in the dark stickers, but the set also includes colour changing stickers that react in direct sunlight

The kit is recommended for children aged 10 or over. My daughter being 10 found the kit easy to use and never really need any help from me, younger children may need help just pouring the nail varnish liquid into the pots but other than that they should be fine to fully enjoy this product.

The only downside was that my daughter had to take it off on Sunday night ready for school she was too pleased but least she has plenty of nail varnish left for next weekend too!


The Magic Nails Laboratory is £12.99 RRP.  Find out more here:

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler Review

Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler

My daughter loves stickers as the walls and doors of our house will attest so when we were selected to review the Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler she was really excited to get to stuck in (pardon the pun) using this bling-tastic glitter sticker making set!
Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler is an attractive piece of kit that looks like a bight pink mini art studio. Out of the box the set includes 60 stickers affording plenty of variety to create some really snazzy looking designs which can be used to decorate almost anything from books and lunch boxes to phone cases, clothing and furniture – almost anything you can think of with a smooth surface can be jazzed up with just a few stickers.

We were both very surprised at how easy the styler was to set up and use. The four pots of coloured glitter, gemstones and applicators (a pen and a brush) are housed neatly within the styler keeping everything organised and to hand. We were quickly up and running and enjoying blinging up the house!

Creating stickers is easy - simply peel off a colour layer on your chosen sticker then rub the corresponding glitter colour onto the sticky surface using the roller provided in the glitter pot. Next brush off the excess glitter into the tray before moving onto the next section. There are four coloured areas in total to help indicate where you should but each corresponding glitter colour but you can freestyle if you prefer - which my daughter did creating her own unique designs. In addition some of the stickers have space for gemstones which are provided to help really glam up your bling-tastic creations. When using the glitter we found that it adheres really well to the sticker surface so that the individual glitter colours remained well separated making the end results look very professional. The Glitter rollers worked well and the brush was handy allowing us to easily collect the excess glitter and minimise any waste as the glitter could then be stored for use at another time.

So what’s in the box...

The Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler is a premium product with a wealth of content including:

  • Glimmer Studio
  • Gem Tray
  • Glitter Collection Tray
  • Glimmer Pen
  • Glimmer Brush
  • 4 Glitter Colours
  • 4 Glitter Rollers
  • 8 Sticker sheets (will make up to 60 stickers)
  • 10 large Gemstones
  • Instruction Booklet
More sets and refill kits are available at all good toy retailers so the Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler set has plenty of re-play value. The refills would make great stocking filler ideas too (note to Santa, hint hint)!

Overall this product, recommended for ages 6 and above, was exceptionally easy to use and we believe it provides great value for money. My 10 year old daughter really had fun using this and mum got to have a go too! Every girl loves a bit of sparkle in her life and I am sure Blingles products are guaranteed to bring the bling!