IF YOU have a child who loves to watch other kids on YouTube playing with toys, then you will understand how giddy with excitement my daughter was to attend the Cry Babies Magic Tears launch with her favourite YouTuber Tiana from Toys and Me (if you know, you know!).
She could hardly contain herself as we rocked up to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to preview the new range of blind box toys.
You can currently get up to 12 different animal-themed dolls, each with six little accessories, in the pastel coloured house shaped containers. Of course the key aspect being you never know which one you’re going to get. The key is to look out for the miniature dolls with the gold accessory.
While getting the chance to do her very own ‘unboxing’ of the new toys, my daughter joined other excited little ones to watch Tiana do a live unboxing of the range joined by Channel 5 Milkshake presenter Jen Pringle.
Each doll does what it says on the box – cries tears when you squeeze it’s belly after feeding it with water from a bottle – and keeps their attention with the six accessories it comes with.
Retailing at around £10 each, it’s going to be pretty expensive for the parents whose child decides they want to collect all 12 but the price also makes it an affordable gift for birthdays etc.
The toys are also accompanied by an animated series of the characters on YouTube.
BOOTS has announced its latest partnership with parents’ favourite Mothercare.
So what does that mean for us mummies and daddies? Basically you can now order a range of the high street retailer’s goods online at boots.com alongside your toiletries, as well as being able to buy some items in selected stores.
Also, if you don’t see what you need in store, simply make an order by 8pm (in store or online) and collect the next day by 12pm, or have Boots deliver it to your home. That’s a thumbs up from me!
(Items pictured include £55, £13 and £12)
Believing my eyelashes to be one of my better features, I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for any product claiming to enhance their length or volume. But my desire for longer, fuller lashes has always been within a price range, so value for money would always be at the back of my mind when purchasing the latest volumising mascara.
And not wanting to go down the path of faffing around with false eyelashes, it was with some interest that I took up the opportunity to try out RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum. With celebrity endorsement in the form of presenter/model Lisa Snowdon, it promises ‘up to 50% longer natural lashes with up to 75% more volume’ and already boasts over 1.5m sales worldwide
Easy to use – you just apply to the base of your (make-up free!) eyelashes each night and wait for the magic to work… I’ve been using it for about four weeks now and I can honestly say I’ve noticed a difference – although with a RRP of £39.99 I’d be seriously screwing if nothing was happening!
The other day I even ventured out of the house without a single lick of mascara on. Not a big deal for some, but for me and the lone grey hair in my otherwise perfectly dark set of lashes – it was pretty momentous…!
My verdict? Definitely worth a try, if you have some cash to treat yourself.
RapidLash, RRP £39.99, available from Boots, ww.boots.com and www.rapidlash.co.uk
I’m still recovering from celebrating my boy’s 2nd birthday over the weekend, but so glad we were able to treat him to a gala screening of the new Paw Patrol film, Mighty Pups on Sunday.
Like many other two year olds, he’s a huge fan and thoroughly enjoyed it – to be fair, even my nine year old admitted to enjoying it!
The screening in Leicester Square was full of excited children, as well as a few celebrities with their little Paw Patrol fans – most of whom couldn’t wait to pose with the life-sized pups!
Unfortunately, I have no pictures of my boy with any of the characters from the film, as he refused to let me put him down when we arrived – isn’t it weird how kids get freaked out when they see cartoon characters in real life?
The film follows the usual format of the regular episodes, ie, ending with the pups saving the day, but facing bigger and more problems when some certain residents of Adventure Bay end up with super powers. And at just under an hour in length, it’s not too long for our fidgety kids.
Paw Patrol, Mighty Pups is out today (May 17), for all you dedicated parents!