Monday 8 October 2018

Num Noms - Squishy, Scented Collectables. **REVIEW**

**This is a collaborative post. We received items featured in this post for free for the purpose of this review.**

Collectible toys are such a hit with kids at the moment and they don't get much cuter than Num Noms! These adorable, squishy characters are food related collectibles that are also scented making them even better.

As well as the Num Noms themselves there are also some fantastic play sets to use alongside the squishy collectibles and enhance play, one of these is the Num Noms Lip Gloss truck.

The lip gloss truck is a multi-functional toy as it has several uses. Firstly it can be used as a playset where you can place your Num Noms in the drivers seat and drive about your ice cream truck, giving out treats to all the other Num Noms in your collection. Secondly it doubles up as a craft toy giving little ones the chance to make their very own lip gloss!

The set comes with everything you need to make your own pots of lip gloss including two different scents/colours, a lip gloss base, glitter and even some very cute ice cream shaped storage pots. It also comes with a special edition ice cream scented Num Nom!

Evelyn absolutely loved this truck before we had even got it out of the box. As with lots of the Num Noms play sets it comes with lots of little accessories, and all the little details really enhance the enjoyment of playing with these sets. The lip gloss truck comes with enough product to make 8 lip glosses however there are only three pots so you would need to make three, use them and then make more.

Making the lip gloss is easy thanks to the ready made base and easy to follow instructions. To start making your lip gloss you simply take the ready made base and divide it into 8, use one portion per lip gloss. You then scoop that into the cupcake which is on top of the truck, the cupcake not only looks cute but doubles up as your mixing bowl too with the cherry as your stirrer.

Next add whichever scent (bubblegum which is blue or candy floss which is pink) and glitter you require. Mix it all together and then scoop it into the hole in the top of the truck. Push down using the plunger, but make sure you have your chosen lip gloss pot waiting underneath, that's because your lip gloss will start squeezing out the bottom and into your chosen pot ready to be worn. Then just place the lid on and you have your very own handmade lip gloss ready to be worn.

The lip glosses went on smoothly and the colours are so subtle (and don't stain!) so perfect for younger children too.

Evelyn adores the very cute special edition trio scoop Num Noms character that comes with this set, he was designated as the ice cream truck driver straight away.  The truck is great quality and as a parent I love that it has a few uses which keeps Evelyn interested even longer. The truck is a great size too, the only thing I would change is to have a few more spaces in the truck for more Num Noms to ride. We have quite a collection now and Evelyn would love to be able to have more of her Num Noms in the ice cream truck.

Of course the Num Noms Glitter Lip Gloss Truck isn't the only playset available there is a whole world of Num Noms and their playsets available from Smyths, The Entertainer, Argos and all other good toy retailers, you can also check out the range via the MGAE website. The glitter lip gloss truck is priced at £29.99 and is suitable for children aged 3+.

You can also purchase Num Noms blind bags which each contain a loveable Num Noms character hidden inside a cup which you open to reveal your character. These make great little gifts, stocking fillers and are a fab inexpensive way to build up your Num Noms collection too.

Do your little ones love Num Noms? If so which is their favourite character and scent? Is there a scent you would love to see made into a Num Nom?


**We received the Num Noms glitter lip gloss truck for free for the purpose of this review. However all words, opinions and images are my own. I retain full control of this post. This post may contain affiliate links.**


  1. Thanks for introducing me to the world of Num Noms. I can see why little girls love them

  2. I have been reading loads about these Num Noms, I am sure my goddaughter would love them big time.

  3. Aww these are super cute , I love the fact they smell

  4. Eliza and her friends love the Num Noms - her shelves are full of them