Saturday 29 December 2018

My favourite reviews of 2018!

I am very lucky to be sent things now and again free of charge to review and write about on my blog. I think it's a great way to try out new things that I might not usually buy.

Over the past year I have reviewed quite a few things and these are my favourites.

ChewyMoon is a revolutionary, healthy, subscription snack box for children from the age of 3. They help to provide healthy snacks and guilt-free after school treats for growing children...Their snacks are all natural, created by nutritionists and approved by kids.

We love these boxes. Ellie is a big fan and they are fantastic for snacking on. Everything is healthy, tasty and fun.

Whip up delicious treats with this peacock food mixer from Fearne By Swan. Its 1500 Watt output makes short work of combining ingredients, and with 4 accessories to choose from, you’ll always have the perfect tools for your culinary creations. The dough tool is specially designed to create the perfect loaf every time. You’ll always achieve the ideal consistency too, thanks to the pulse function, as it delivers short bursts of power until your mix is just right. It also has a direct drive motor which is really hardwearing and incredibly quiet, so you’ll have no trouble preparing heavier mixtures.

I have used this at least once a month since receiving it. It is a fantastic gadget which I couldn't live without now! I just wish I had a big enough kitchen to keep it out all of the time.

March - Baking a rainbow cake.

We used a a Bakedin Rainbow Cake Mix to make the rainbow cake. To be honest it was a bit of a fail. It looked nothing like the photo on the box but we had fun and it did taste good.

April - Glam Goo Deluxe Slime Pack.

Make slime fashionable with Glam Goo! Customize and decorate your slime then store and carry it in your cool fashion accessories!

Ellie loves Glam Goo so much. We were first introduced to it through my blog and she has since got more for Christmas which I paid for myself. It is fantastic fun and nearly mess free. It is great for slime lovers who don't want to mess about making slime from scratch!

May - Natural World - Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner.

Created with the finest natural superfood ingredients from across the world, Natural World is the award-winning affordable luxury hair care brand on the market created in Soho, London. This shampoo and conditioner are infused with precious certified organic Argan Oil and an uplifting blend of 4 essential oils (Rosemary, Lemongrass, Orange and Ylang Ylang).

This is one of those things that if I hadn't of been sent to review it would have passed me by. Since trying it I have continued to use it and have since bought more of it myself. I still love both the shampoo and the conditioner and the bottles seem to last for such a long time.

June - The 'No More Worries' Kit.

The 'No More Worries' Kit is the perfect way to express your feelings and give your worries away. 

This was wonderful for Ellie. I think it really helped the the transition to secondary school. She wrote down her feelings and the prompt cards really helped. Ellie still uses the worry plaque and it has really helped lessen her worries.

July - Calypso Sun Care products

Calypso understands that applying sun cream on children can be a difficult task and therefore, it has developed an exciting new formula to make the sun application process more fun for kids. We tried two of these products. The Kids Coloured Spray and the Kids roll on Coloured Sun Lotion.

I really loved these products. With them being coloured they were fun and so easy to put on Ellie who usually hates sun cream being applied. I will be buying them next summer!

August - The Thermos Floral Upright Lunch Bag

Made to last all year, these lunch kits boast closed cell insulation and have PVC free, food-safe linings. Spacious and perfect for sandwiches, snacks and a drink, each lunch kid also comes with a 10g ice pack for extended cooling, meaning no more soggy sandwiches and soft fruit. Each lunch kit has a padded handle for easy carrying, and is BPA Free.

Ellie is still using this lunch bag now! She doesn't use it every day but it is still used at least a few times a week. It still looks nearly as good as new!

September - A Tesalate beach towel

Tesalate is an Australian company selling an innovative beach towel. As well as being fantastic for the beach because sand does not stick to it, it's perfect for yoga, picnics and any outdoor activity. It is compact and light so it is great for travellers and it would make a great gift.

The vibrant beach towels are made from a cutting-edge fabric technology. Apart from its sand repellent feature, the towels are made with AbsorbLite fabric. It rapidly dries compared to regular ones and can absorb at least 1 (33 oz.) litre's of water. 

I love this towel. I still haven't used it on the beach but I have used to dry myself plenty of times after a shower or bath. It is so absorbent and takes no time at all to dry.

October - What’s That Smell game.

This is a fab game from WowWee where taking a sniff makes you a winner. It’s the new the scratch & sniff party game that stinks! Guess the scents correctly to win or suffer the stinky consequences!

This is such a fun game and I still chuckle about the evening we had playing it.

November - The Book of Everyone!

When I had the chance to review The Book of Everyone I jumped at the chance. It is such a clever idea. You can create a beautifully designed book about anyone with a few taps of your keyboard. The book is aimed book aimed specifically at the person receiving it.

I gave my dad this for his birthday just before Christmas. He is so hard to buy for so getting him something that really pleases him is a challenge but he absolutely loved it. Hooray!

December - Reese’s Christmas Collection!

Reese's may be our favourite chocolate ever so when we were sent a box of their Christmas collection we were over the moon! 

I am always so grateful for the things I am sent to review. As a family we love trying things we may not buy and sometimes things we have never even heard of! 

1 comment :

  1. Lovely reviews! The Swan stand mixer was awesome and I like the sound of the argan oil shampoo and conditioner.
    It's nice to look back at the fab brands you have worked with isn't it?! :) x