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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

CarGoSeat - For Kids Going Places #Review

CarGoSeat - For Kids Going Places 

We may not be going many places right now but that doesn't stop us from dreaming about when we do. My youngest child, Ryan may be 10 years old now but because he's not very tall for his age, sometimes we still use a booster seat when going on long car journeys. 

CarGoSeat a revolutionary new product that combines a group 3 booster seat with a suitcase. It offers 10L of storage capacity, and is great for those looking to travel abroad or throughout the UK as it allows children to have their own level of independence with its lightweight structure meaning it can easily wheel along with them. It's been fully tested to the highest EU safety regulations, and offers peace of mind. It also helps to reduce the amount of luggage you'll need to take with you on your journeys. I think it's a great idea!

Ryan's been using the Green CarGoSeat but they are available in four bright colours. It has easy to open clasps and pop up side arm rests and is easy to clean too with it's removable seat covering and they even offer a Free recycling service after use when you're finished.

We love that the CarGoSeat case offers oodles of space (10l) for the children to pack their most treasured possessions. Ryan isn't going away anywhere right now but that doesn't stop him packing his favourite toys for his recent visits to Granny and Grampy's house. 

The CarGoSeat is easy, quick and useful. It's everything we need in a car seat and case.

Ryan loves his new independent travel buddy, and can't wait to use it properly.

CarGoSeat are having a Twitter Party tomorrow (Thursday 16th July) at 4 - 5pm. 

When: 16.00 – 17.00 (BST), Thursday 16th July 
Where:  @CarGoSeat on Twitter
Hashtag: #CarGoSeat to use to enter their competitions.

Disclosure: We were sent our CarGoSeat in return for an honest review.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Personalised 3D Printed Vitamins by Nourished #Review

Personalised 3D Printed Vitamins by Nourished 

I've been back at work for two weeks now and the tiredness is of doing all the extra hours to help out due to staffing shortages, is starting to get to me. I used to take a liquid Tonic as a child to help boost my immune system as I didn't eat much fruit and veg in my diet. My diet hasn't got much better even now that I'm fully into adulthood as I still struggle with a healthy diet. I've tried taking vitamins but most of them come in huge tablet form which I struggle to swallow so I just can't take them as I would like. That was until a few weeks ago when I heard about Nourished and their personalised 3D printed 'gummy' vitamins. They sounded right up my street. A vitamin with all the nutrients I need but in a chewable form - perfect!

Nourished gets you to complete a questionnaire about yourself and your lifestyle and what it is that you want to improve in it, and then puts together a 7 layer stack personalised just for you. Each vitamin or superfood is chosen to help you achieve your goals and compliment your lifestyle, but you can easily switch them out for others if you wish too.

This is Christine's stack which is shown above for you. It's made up of:

White Kidney Bean Extract to help with weight loss. 
Careflow Mango Powder to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. 
HydroCurc & Black Pepper Extract high levels of curcumin which is a anti-inflammatory.
Maca Powder to boost my energy levels.
LactoSpore Probiotic to help maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Cordyceps to helping to improve stamina.
Ginseng to restore and enhance wellbeing.

The Instructions are simple: Just take 1 Nourished stack every day.

You can Subscribe to receive a 28 daily stacks box delivered to your door every month. 
If you pay monthly it costs £39.99 a month which can be cancelled at any time or you can pay annually for £360 (saving of 25%) a year or you can buy a one off box also at £39.99. 

The innovative technology which makes Nourished so unique is the result of 18 months of R&D by the Nourished team in their facility in Birmingham. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods currently used in the vitamin industry, the Nourished 3D printers allow them to make each order on demand which achieves optimum efficacy of the product. This in turn gives the active ingredients a much higher impact than those which have been through a long supply chain; being imported from overseas, sitting on a retail shelf and then finally in a bathroom cabinet for months. Nourished have also developed their own vegan encapsulation formula which allows them to combine the active ingredients into one product without them interfering with each other. This not only allows for personalisation and convenience, it also gives each stack up to 70% more absorption than a standard pill, as it is consumed as a gummy and digested into the body much more quickly and effectively. 

So far so good, I've really been enjoying being able to take vitamins again. I'll be honest with you, they don't taste as good as they look but then again, when did anything that's good for you, taste that nice. They might not taste that good but they're easy to chew and swallow and really give you that little extra boost in your diet that you need so they are worth taking.

If you would like to try the Nourished 3D printed Personalised Vitamins for yourself, I'm happy to have a lovely discount code for you to use with your first order so you don't have to pay full price which is awesome news. The discount code will apply £15 off the 1st and 2nd box when you subscribe to a personalised or Life Stack box  -  MINE15 is the code to use!

You could save a total of £30 by using this code, £15 of your 1st box and £15 off your second box. But be quick as the MINE15 code will sadly expire on the 31st July.

Disclosure: I received my Nourished Monthly Box in return for an honest review.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Tomy Games - Sushi Scramble & Greedy Granny #Review

Tomy Games - Sushi Scramble & Greedy Granny

It's been a long few months as the schools are still closed, for us, so the kids are still at home. We've never been at home for such a long period of time before so it's all still quite new to us. Find things to do or play is getting much harder now so when Tomy Games offered to send us some games to play inside, we were overjoyed and happily accepted. 

We have quite a wide selection of board games in our house so we chose some more light hearted fun games for a change. Sometimes the simple games are the most fun games.

Sushi Scramble is a real delight. Each player picks a card from the pile which shows their Sushi shopping list on it and then has to grab their required pieces off the moving chopping board before the Sushi Chef chops them all up. It's a quick, fast paced game but not too crazy. You need to use your chopsticks to pick up the pieces of Sushi and the player who gets all their pieces of Sushi first, Wins! It's that simple. It's aimed at children aged 5 years and over for between 2 to 4 players. Both Lily and Ryan loved this game. It's so easy to play and doesn't take much setting up so you can literally play straight from the box which is ace.

The chopsticks are nice and chunky so little hands will be able to hold them easily. We love how bright and colourful everything in this game is, making it really appealing to the eye. It does require 3 x AA batteries which are not included but everything else you need to play is included inside the box. We've had lots of fun playing the Sushi Scramble game and will do so again, and again, I think. It's a real joy to play, we couldn't find any bad points about it.

Greedy Granny is a scream! Or at least that's the sounds I heard when we played it. 

We absolutely loved this game, it's full of mischievous fun that all the family will love. Granny loves her biscuits. So much so that she’s fallen asleep with a whole tray of them on her lap – what a Greedy Granny! Your mission is to take a biscuit of each type from Granny’s tray as carefully and quietly as you can whilst she sleeps but one wrong move will wake her up and send her teeth flying. Greedy Granny is full of suspense and will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Lily screamed every time Grannies teeth flew out which was so funny.

Suitable for 5 years and up. 2-4 players. No batteries are needed for this game but some assembly is required as you will need to pop Granny's chair together before play but that's really easy to do and only takes a few seconds of your time. Each player takes it in turns to spin the wheel to see what they'll need to do on their turn. You may be directed to take a biscuit or put even one back but you will need to the press the button on Granny's chair as many times as your spin says to do so. On one of the presses the chair will suddenly sit forward, waking Granny up and sending her false teeth flying out of her mouth - eww! 

Again, both Lily and Ryan loved this game. It was a nice silly game that brought pure enjoyment to them all. It's easy to play and lots of fun. Like I said before, sometimes the simple games are the most fun to play, and I was right. The kids loved these games.

Tomy Games are great fun and with such a huge choice available to choose from, there's a game for everyone. They have games for all ages and abilities and all amounts of players.

Lily and Ryan are more than happy with the games they chose.

Disclosure: We received our Tomy Games in return for an honest review.

So Sand DIY – Sensory Studio #Review

So Sand DIY – Sensory Studio Review

There's just something so satisfying about playing with sand, isn't there? It's so calming and peaceful, yet also very exciting and fun too. This week we've been playing with the So Sand DIY Sensory Studio set from Canal Toys which has been so much fun. It retails at £24.99 and is aimed at children aged 6 years and upwards. You can create your own magic sand using the formula provided and then use the studio and all it's super cool features to unleash the ultimate sensory satisfaction locked within your sand. There are more than 12 different tools available, so you can cut it, shape it and smash it, over and over again! Yay.

Included inside the So Sand DIY Sensory Studio box is:

  • 1 Sensory Studio
  • 5 Sand Bags
  • 5 Bags of coloured sand
  • 5 Decorations bags
  • 2 Sand Containers
  • 5 Tools
  • 3 Tools 2 in 1
  • 1 Mat with patterns
We loved making the sand using the easy to mix packets. Making the sand yourself allows you to make whatever colours you like. We made everything from sparkly pinks to greens, blues and yellows. They're all so pretty and extremely mesmerising to play with. We could have quite happily sat there playing with the sand alone, it was that much fun but luckily we didn't have to as the Sensory Studio offers a whole host of other fun ways to play with it.

The So Sand DIY Sensory Studio was a huge hit in our house and the fun isn't over just yet as the sand containers that are included allow us to save our sand for play another day. We think it's a great set that's lots of fun to play with. It provides hours of entertainment for the whole family and doesn't make too much mess either. We covered our table with a plastic tablecloth to avoid a messy disaster but it was all OK as not much mess was made anyway.

There are more So Sand DIY sets available if this one's not for you but we'd happily recommend it for all the sand or sensory toy lovers out there. Both Ryan and Lily loved it!

Disclosure: We received our So Sand DIY Sensory Studio in return for an honest review.

Monday, 6 July 2020

#Win a Cadbury Heroes Treasure Box Gift Box

Win a Cadbury Heroes Treasure Box Gift Box 

Happy July Everyone - I hope you're all well. It's time for a new giveaway! 

This month's prize is a delicious Cadbury Heroes Treasure Box Gift Box which includes a great selection of all your favourite Cadbury chocolate bars including Dairy Milk bars.

We all deserve a little treat every now and again so this one's on me!

To WIN - Simply use the Rafflecopter Form below to complete as many or as few of the entry options as you like. It's completely up to you how many you do but remember, the more entries you do, the more chances you have to win. 1 lucky winner will be chosen at random after it closes on Friday 31st July  - Open to the UK Only - Good Luck xox

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This is not a sponsored Giveaway - The Prize is supplied by myself.

Terms and Conditions: One winner will be drawn at random using the Rafflecopter App. 
This Giveaway is only open to the UK. The giveaways ends on Friday 31st July x