Showing posts with label Christmas Gift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Gift. Show all posts

Monday, 24 October 2016

Hatchimals **REVIEW**

Its one of the most talked about toys in the run up to Christmas this year and has already begun topping the Christmas lists of children everywhere, of course its Hatchimals!

These cute interactive magical creatures live inside their egg until you interact and play with them, enabling them to hatch and you can meet your surprise creature being held within the egg.

We actually hatched our egg live over on our Facebook page so if you want to watch head over to our Facebook page and watch our live Hatchimal egg hatching video.

Hatching your Hatchimal is pretty simple and lots of fun. The whole process can take anywhere between 20 and 30 minutes and requires you to interact with your Hatchimal during this time. Whilst your Hatchimal is still in its egg you will see its eyes lighting up. These lights are an indicator to how your Hatchimal is feeling and how you can keep it happy. Inside the box you will find a booklet which will tell you what each colour means and how to react to keep this to hand when you are hatching your Hatchimal.

After a little time your Hatchimal will begin to start pecking at the egg, its important your Hatchimal is placed on the floor whilst it is pecking and this will be indicated by a white/rainbow light shining from inside your egg. Your Hatchimal will continue to peck around the middle of the egg until cracks have formed all around the outside. At this point you can give your Hatchimal a helping hand coming out of the egg by carefully peeling away the top section of the egg. Now you can finally discover which Hatchimal you have hatched!

Here is ours ....

Once your Hatchimal has emerged from its egg it will sing a HATCHY BIRTHDAY song!

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about how much the kids would play with our new little hatched friend once the excitement of the egg hatching was over but I didn't need to worry they love our new Penguala friend.

Once your Penguala or Draggle has hatched it will go through 3 stages baby, toddler and kid. As your new Hatchimal moves through the stages it will interact with you doing things such as walking, talking, dancing and even repeating back things you say in its own voice. Our Hatchimal has recently started dancing which the kids love to watch, its such a fun interactive toy which really appeals to the kids.

I know that since Hatchimals are so sought after this Christmas stock has been pretty limited but don't forget you can keep an eye on stock at your local Argos store where you can reserve online and check stock in all your local stores regularly with ease. To check Hatchimal stock at your local Argos visit the Argos website.

After hatching our very own Hatchimal I can confirm that this toy has been a big hit! It was so exciting watching our Hatchimal pecking its way out of its egg and building up all our suspense to meet our Hatchimal. Once it had hatched the kids loved nurturing and caring for their new Penguala and trying to keep her happy and meet her needs. The dancing and games you can also play with them are lots of fun too.

Has your little one asked for a Hatchimal this year? Which one are they hoping for a Pengualas or Draggles Egg?


** We received this toy free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and thoughts are my own.**

Monday, 16 November 2015

Brewbarrel **REVIEW**

If like me you struggle to find something for the men if your life for Christmas then this product be the perfect solution! 

Brewbarrel is a kit which enables you to brew your very own beer/lager in just 1 week and with 100,000 flavour varieties to choose from there is sure to be something for everyone. 

We were sent one of these simple home brewing kits to try and I asked my dad to help out with this review as I knew it would be something he would love. We tried the Lager Experimentation kit which came with Passion fruit, Grapefruit, Lemon, as flavourings to add. 

When you receive the Brewbarrel Home Brewing Kit it comes with all the ingredients you need (hops, yeast, malt and depending on which kit you choose natural flavors). Everything is perfectly weighed and packed to your order so no measuring or weighing is needed. You also receive simple, step-by-step instructions and a pressure control valve, as well as three drip mats. In just a few quick and easy steps, you will be able to prepare your beer for fermentation and in just 1 week it will be ready to enjoy.

We set out to make out lager which using the easy to read and illustrated instructions was simple, quick and took around 10 minutes from start to finish! Do be sure to read the instructions carefully though as it tells you how many bottles of water you need to add etc as its important to get these right. 

As it comes with 3 different flavourings you can make up a simple plain lager with your Brewbarrel kit and then with the pipette provided carefully add drops of each flavour to your pint until you reach your perfect flavour combination! 

The Brewbarrel kit once made needs to be left to ferment and brew so it should be left at room temp for 5 days and then in the fridge for 2 more days. Then your brew is ready to enjoy! 

I think the Brewbarrel is a great idea and the perfect gift for any man (and woman of course!) who enjoy lager or beer. The Brewbarrel is priced at around £27.50 which I felt was a very fair price for this fab kit. My dad really enjoyed it too he loved the idea of making his own lager and being able to flavour it exactly as he wanted to which is why the experimentation kit is fab as you can really experiment with all the different flavourings. 

Check out the Brewbarrel website to see the full range of flavourings available, which kit would you choose? 


**I was not paid for this post, I was sent this item in return for an honest review. 

All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and written by me. **