Thursday, 22 December 2016

Trend UK Toyd #Review





Trends UK was formed in 2002 by a small number of toy industry professionals who wanted to rescue an old British toy company that had gone into liquidation. Slowly but surely they built the business back up with ranges of science and nature toys and that formed the backbone of the new company.

Since then the team has expanded to 13 and so has the number of brands. Today Trends UK is one of a number of small but vibrant businesses in the UK toy industry, providing local sales and marketing expertise to a number of international companies and bringing exciting and innovative products to the market. In addition we continue to design and develop our own ideas and hope that consumers will share our enthusiasm for science toys and for hi-tech robots, plush, creative play as well.

We was sent a number of Trends UK toys to review and give our honest opinions of what we thought about them.

Firstly we was sent Shopkins cupcake café which is one of children's top craze toys this year and probably on every little girls Christmas list to Santa. My 6 year old Daughter is a huge fan of Shopkins and loved testing this one out with the help of her big sister Michaela. They both sat nicely at the table reading the instructions and put all the pieces together before having some fun and playing with it.




The Cupcake Café is a popular meeting place which comes with 175 pieces, and comes with four cute Shopkin  figures that can be separated and rebuilt. The Cupcake Café has set features real opening door, table for three, and comes with a café street sign and two-tiered gondola.

There's a wide range of Shopkin kinstructions your little one can collect to build the own Shopkins world prices vary.








Peppa's Alphaphonics Campervan




Katelyn is almost 18months and already starting to know her numbers, colours and letters which I think is very clever for her age, having older sibling is a big advantage Katelyn takes on board everything they do.
Katelyn was sent was sent the Peppa pig Alphaphonics campervan to try even though it states 3+ years we didn't let that put us of we thought we would still give it a try even if she isn't old enough.
Peppa Alphaphonics campervan has
  • 8 fun-filled spelling and word games.
  • Chunky campervan design featuring the real voice of Peppa
  • Easy to use slider and light-up keys to select different games.
  • Play 'Find the missing letter', 'Which word starts with the letter…?' and other learning games.
  • Helps children with hand to eye co-ordination and vocabulary skills.
Katelyn loved listening Peppa while coping words she already knew from the while say pig when she recognised Peppa from her favourite television program.

Katelyn loved playing with Peppa's Alphaphonics Campervan its bright cheerful and colourful and robust having been dropped a good few times with Katelyn carrying it around the house. The only down side I would say is the volume doesn't go very load not to sure if it was due to the batteries going I will have to test it with some knew ones. 



Fright Factory Creature Creator

Fright Factory was tested by my eldest daughter Michaela who was overly keen to try this as she's the one who loves to create and make things. The Fright Factory Creature Creator is the ghoulish way to make your own disgusting creatures. Pour the EwwGoo into a mould, place in the chamber, and turn the crank - you'll have your very own 3D creatures in just 3 minutes. Mix the gels together to create, multi-coloured beasties, bats and skeletons. 
Firstly of all Michaela squeezed the EwwGoo in to a stencil of her choice the are three to choose from, she then placed the stencil on the chamber turned on the ultraviolet light and turned the crank which moved the light over the mould drying the EwwGoo within 3 minutes creating a rubbery creature. Michaela thought the fright factory was awesome, being able to dry gooey slimy creature with just a ultra violet light.   



We has so much fun testing Trends UK products we give all three a 10/10 for fun and learning



Disclosure: We was sent toys from Trends UK free to test and give our honest opinion  




Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Traidcraft’s gifts

If you’re looking for fun and exciting gifts for the kids this Christmas, Traidcraft’s carefully selected ethical product range, offers them in abundance. Brought to you by artisans from around the globe, the Christmas gift range offers exciting, ethical and thoughtful present ideas for your little ones that will give them something completely new to open on their favourite day of the year!
In choosing Traidcraft and showing them you care with a unique Christmas gift, you’re not just providing a fair wage; buying fair trade helps fight poverty, inequalities, bringing education and better living standards to people in the developing world.


All aboard the fair trade train


Let their imagination run wild this Christmas with this brilliant blue train. Complete with two hand-painted drivers, eight wooden passengers and a bright and colourful handcrafted carriage, this 55.5cm long train will keep your child amused for hours. A toy, created in Sri Lanka, to be treasured for years to come. Big Blue Toy Train*, £52 Code: 36048 *Not suitable for children under three years.





One of Traidcraft’s best sellers, this hand painted bus has a removable roof which reveals a wooden driver and 22 passengers. Children will have hours of imaginative playtime taking passengers for a ride. The only question is, where will you go on your first trip

ihateironing’s new laundry on-demand button



“We’re excited to be the first service on earth to clean your laundry at the push of a button” 

“A new smart home device which is set to revolutionise a busy parent’s day” 
--ihateironing’s new laundry on-demand button





ihateironing is the UK’s first on-demand dry cleaning & laundry service. The business works with a network of master dry cleaners across the UK, each with a minimum of ten years’ industry experience. Customers can place an order on the mobile friendly website, iPhone app, Android app and now the on-demand button. We serve London, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and Peterborough with international expansion on the horizon. ihateironing can collect, clean and deliver your laundry all within 24 hours.

We have all got a to-do list to last you till Christmas. Between dropping off the kids at school, working your high-pressure job and preparing a home-cooked dinner by 7 sharp, your plate isn’t just full--it’s overflowing. The last thing you want to do after a busy day is tackle that pile of laundry! 




ihateironing, the UK’s first on-demand dry cleaning and laundry service, has the perfect solution. The company is launching a ‘laundry on-demand’ button, which when pressed, signals a driver to pick up the whole family’s laundry and return it cleaned and beautifully pressed in 24 hours


 Not only will the service ensure a quality clean with a quick turnaround, but the device will also learn your routine and work with you to perfect your laundry experience. If you’re out of the house by 8am, the device will learn your preferred time slot and a driver will be on your doorstep before you leave for work. If Saturdays are spent indulging in precious family time out of the house, set the service to drop off your clean clothes in the evening. For laundry emergencies, simply double-click the button and a driver will be summoned to your home as soon as possible. 

Best of all, the service can be scheduled and amended at your ease with your smartphone through the ihateironing app. Life’s too short to spend it on laundry. Just click the button and we’ll take care of the rest. 





‘‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’


Peppa Pig and Friends Return to the Big Screen this April in

‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’





Nine Brand New Episodes and Interactive Sing-a-Long Content Offers Young Fans

One Hour of Peppa Fun Only in Cinemas



Popular TV Personalities Jo Brand and David Mitchell Voice New Characters



Fans of Entertainment One’s (eOne) hit TV show Peppa Pig will be snorting with delight as everyone’s favourite little piggy heads to cinemas nationwide in a new big-screen adventure; complete with new stories and characters. Set for release from April 7th 2017, ‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ is perfectly timed to entertain the little ones during the Easter holidays and May half term.

Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, with plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with ‘Peppa Visits London’, the first of the never-before-seen episodes, Peppa and her friends hop on board a double-decker red bus as the Queen takes them on an unforgettable tour of iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. The other new ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Move to the Music’ and a four-part story in which viewers will join Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.

Each of the nine brand-new episodes will be connected with never-before-seen interactive entertainment featuring live action Peppa and George characters and their friend Daisy, in her colourful new world.  Little ones (and parents too!) can join in with games as well as singing and dancing along to new versions of their favourite nursery rhymes, including The Wheels on the Bus and Row Row Your Boat in this unique new offering for preschoolers

Listen out for two familiar voices in PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ as David Mitchell lends his voice to Policeman Panda in the episode ‘The Police’ and Jo Brand voices Mrs. Crocodile in ‘The Zoo.’



PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ will be released in cinemas nationwide from 7th April 2017.

For an exclusive sneak peek, click here to watch a brand-new trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5nIHVhGMG0

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Infacare Ultra Mild Night-time Baby Bubble Bath #Review


I was sent a 750ml bottle of Infacare ultra mild night time baby bath to review for my 3 month old son and 18 month old daughter to give my honest opinion.
 Infacare is kind to babies' sensitive skin and creates long lasting bubbles. It is also Clinically tested and pH balanced, Infacare night-time baby bath does more than just clean gently, it helps care for your baby's skin too. Using a specially selected, safe and gentle fragrance to help baby relax in the bath.
Clinical testing proves that Infacare is gentle on the skin and is suitable for babies and children who may be prone to dry and sensitive skin which quite a few of us suffer with, I also tried Infacare for my 6 year old daughter who suffers with eczema and dry skins and cant use many high scented products on her skin, we found Infacare was very mild and didn't irritate and dry her skin out like most bubble baths
I did find it hard a times to squeeze the bottle especially when I got to the last bit other than that I can not fault it.

Infacare smells great its kind on my children skin, and produces a genres amount of bubbles which all children love in there bath id also have to put my hands up and say I love lots of bubbles in my bath. I also think the bottles a great size and good value for money and lasts a good while.