Num Noms Lights Series 2

You might be thinking that we’re going Num Noms mad here and you’d be right! In addition to the Series 5 Num Noms that Little Miss C has been helping me review, we’ve also been sent a set of Num Noms Lights Series 2. In particular a Lights Mega Pack that contains a total of 12 Num Noms.

Num Noms Lights Series 2

Introducing Num Noms Lights Series 2

As I’ve explained before here on Penny Plays Num Noms come in two parts, the soft rubbery outer Num, and the hard inner Nom. In Num Noms Lights Series 2 they are all sweet based.

Nums

The Nums fall into the following categories:

  • Gummy Bear Nums
  • Hard Candy Nums
  • Rock Candy Nums
  • Striped Candy Nums
  • Slushie Nums

Noms

On the inside you then have light up Noms which, as the name suggests, light up. These then fall into two categories:

  • Gem Candy
  • Rock Candy

The Noms fit onto plastic rings meaning that children have a light up ring that they can wear.

The only thing that slightly disappointed LMC here is that other Noms (from different series) do not fit on the ring. She was rather hoping to be able to wear her lip balm from series 5 on her finger, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Lights Mega Pack

In the Num Noms Lights Series 2 Mega Pack that we were sent to review you can only see what two of the squares contain before you open the packaging.

Num Noms Lights Series 2

In our case LMC could see that she had a Grape Gem Light-Up Nom (one of the Gem Candy category) on a yellow ring, and also a Queen Razz Bear Gummy Bear Num. The rest of the mega pack remained a mystery until she opened it!

Num Noms Lights Series 2

That’s the really nice thing about this particular mega pack. You can either have a blind bag opening frenzy (as LMC did!) or actually split them up and also children to have a mystery pack at a time. Possibly as a reward for doing something during the course of a week or longer. As a parent I really liked this flexible, value for money approach of the mega pack.

What was in our mega pack

Once LMC had got stuck into her frenzy of mystery pack opening she was delighted to find a real range of the Num Noms Lights Series 2 Nums in there, along with a couple more Light-Up Noms.

Num Noms Lights Series 2

Once everything had been opened and she’d taken stock she had the following in her collection:

Light-Up Noms:

  • Grape Gem Light-Up
  • Cotton Rock Light-Up
  • Cherry Gem Light-Up

Num Noms Lights Series 2Striped Candy Nums:

  • Kora Kiwi
  • Spiral Pop

Hard Candy Nums:

  • Water Melon Delight
  • Polly Pucker-Up
  • Blu Razzi

Rock Candy Nums:

  • Grape Rocks

Gummy Bear Nums:

  • Queen Razz Bear
  • Sour Apple Bear

Slushie Nums:

  • OJ Juicy

Num Noms Lights Series 2

As a parent, one thing I really like about this Mega Pack is the fact that it gives a durable plastic tray in which to keep some of Little Miss C’s Num Nom collection. She loves displaying various collectables in her bedroom, but trying to clean around them can sometimes be a bit tricky. Her being able to display them in this tray means I can simply pick it up and dust under it. Far simpler than my usual trick of taking a photo of how everything was arranged, clearing it all to clean, and then trying to put it all back to match a photo!

Num Noms Lights Series 2 are also available in individual mystery packs as well as the mega pack featured here.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Num Noms Lights Series 2 Mega Pack featured for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain our own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

Num Noms Series 5

Num Noms have to be the collectable that just keeps on giving as far as Little Miss C is concerned. And Num Noms Series 5 is no exception.

Num Noms Series 5 Croissants Crepes polish gloss-upIt’s two years now since we first encountered Num Noms and LMC still likes them now just as much as she did then. For those of you not familiar with the Num Noms concept I should explain. Num Noms consist of two part – a Num and a Nom. The Num is usually made of rubber and fits around the Nom (which is harder in feel) and together they make a Num Nom.

Num Noms Series 5 consists of a series of scented Nums which fall into the categories of croissants, jelly rolls, crepes, bread rolls, marshmallow squares and marble ice cream. The Noms which go inside are either lip gloss or nail polish. The latter being either normal polish, glitter polish or shimmer polish.

We were sent a Series 5 Mystery Pot to review, along with a Croissant Starter Pack.

Series 5 Mystery Pot

LMC started off opening the mystery pot which contained the B Berry Polish-It shimmer nail polish. Also in there was the special edition Blueberry Becca Crepe.

Num Noms Series 5 Crepes polish

This is slightly different to all the other Nums that LMC and I have seen, as it wraps around the Nom rather than just fitting over it.

Num Noms Series 5 Crepes polish

It took a bit of fiddling to get it right, but once it does it fits securely over the nail polish Nom.

Num Noms Series 5 Crepes Gloss up

As I said when I reviewed the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker, LMC really likes nail polish at the moment – making this an instant big hit.

Num Noms Series 5 Crepes Gloss up

Series 5 Croissant Starter Pack

She then moved on to the Croissant Starter Pack. This contains three Noms of the Croissant Noms: Caramel Croissant, Birthday Bernadette and Berry Bella.

Num Noms Series 5 Croissants Gloss Up

Also in there is the Very Cherry glitter Gloss Up Nom and also a Num Noms tray and pair of tongs so that children can play with the Num Noms.Num Noms Series 5 Croissants Gloss Up

It goes without saying that lip gloss is another favourite of LMC’s and she loved the idea of having a collectable toy that also double as a lisp gloss.

Num Noms Series 5 Croissants Gloss Up

Num Noms Series 5 are also available in a larger lunch box play set which contains a total of 12 Noms or Noms.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Num Noms Series 5 that are featured in this post for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

So Slime DIY – mess free slime making

Slime making. It’s one of those activities that kids are desperate to do. Yet their parents are desperate to avoid. It can be messy. Very, very messy. It takes time. It requires lots of different ingredients. You have no idea how safe it is. And it gets EVERYWHERE. So Slime DIY claim to solve those problems so I was keen to put it to the test.

So Slime DIY

The main idea behind So Slime DIY is that it’s slime making without the mess and without the faff factor. We were sent the Slime Shakers 3 pack to review. In each pot you get two sealed packets. One of powder and one of glitter. Also included is a surprise figurine for each pot.

How to make the slime

So Slime DIY So Slime DIY

The instructions are simple. All you have to do is put the slime powder and the glitter (or confetti) into the pot and then fill it up to the line with water. Pop the lid on and shake for about 30 seconds. Then take the lid off and wait for five minutes before you try and remove the slime from the pot.

So Slime DIY

When we did this we found that we needed to shake for a bit more than 30 seconds and in one case stir it with a spoon to make sure everything was mixed properly, but this may have been down to Master C’s shaking “style” more than anything else.

So Slime DIY

Simple and mess free slime

The thing that I really liked about So Slime DIY is that it really is so simple compared to all the slime making recipes that you find on the internet. You don’t need to go shopping for ingredients or worry about what chemical reactions might be taking place. So Slime DIY complies with all European safety standards making it far safer than anything you can do at home.

So Slime DIY

As you mix the slime by shaking it in a lidded pot it’s a lot less messy than any other recipe we’ve tried. Kids always manage to slosh things out of bowls no matter how careful you tell them to be. You do need to make sure the lids click on properly, but if you do then there should be no mess at all in the slime making process.

So Slime DIY

How to buy So Slime DIY

The Slime Shakers 3 Pack that we reviewed retail at £9.99. You can buy the So Slime DIY shaker posts separately, or there is also a Slime Factory or a slime carry case, making it easier for kids to keep all their slime making in one place.

Disclaimer: We were sent the So Slime DIY Slime Shakers 3 Pack for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong

With this crazy weather we’ve been having lately I’ve been on the look out for toys and games that we can enjoy in the garden. It’s been just too hot for the trampoline, so something a little more sedate has been in order. That’s where Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong has been perfect.

Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong

Many adults may be more familiar with Beer Pong (which is what I accidentally kept calling this in a sleep deprived, unable to stand the heat, moment – much to the kids amusement). Bubble Pong follows a very similar concept.

The game

Two players stand, or sit, opposite each other, and the aim is to get the ping pong ball into the opponents hole on the Bubble Pong game. When they do their opponent gets a face full of bubbles.

There are three different difficulty settings – all depending on which plastic insert you put in, which changes the size of the hole you are aiming to get the ball into. Once the balls have gone in the holes they then trigger the bubbles, before running down to the tray where players collect them from to throw again.

Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong

I’m not sure if it’s just me having rubbish aim, but I seemed to keep managing to get the balls into my own hole – meaning Little Miss C escaped relatively bubble-free, whilst I found myself covered in them!

Any idea of counting the number of balls that went in was totally lost on us. The game has a timer on it and we found that we just kept going and laughing until the timer ran out.

Batteries

One word of warning about bubble pong. I ended up with two disappointed kids when I first tried to get it out to play as I hadn’t realised that you need 8 (yes eight!) AA batteries. And seeing as they’re not included, we just didn’t have enough in the house. A few online listings for the game say that it only needs 2, so please don’t be caught out.

Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong

Continuous bubbles

The machine also has a continuous bubbles mode. The kids made the most of this for a  bubble popping competition in the garden. I can see this also being really popular with the baby when he or she comes along. As everyone knows babies just love bubbles. As do kids of all ages!

Verdict

Both Little Miss C and Master C loved playing Bubble Pong in the garden. Admittedly it ended up being much more about having fun than playing a game, but that’s not exactly a problem.

Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong

For those of us that are supposedly more grown up I can also see this being a great family alternative to beer pong. Perfect for playing at a summer BBQ, or other family garden event. I also expect there would be some hilarious results if you tried a late night vision of it.

Where to buy

You can buy Gazillion Bubble Bubble Pong in store at Tesco, or online via Amazon. It has an RRP of £19.99. It’s also worth noting that you can also buy 2 litre bottles of the Gazillion Bubbles solution, which I have to say seems to be far better for bubbles than many other brands.

Disclaimer: We were paid to feature Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong on Facebook, but opted to write about it here on Penny Plays too. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Twisty Petz

As I’ve mentioned before Little Miss C loves collectables. She also is at that stage where she loves bracelets, bangles and other sorts of jewellery. Twisty Petz are therefore her idea of heaven!

Twisty Petz

The idea behind Twisty Petz is that you have a pet that then converts into a bracelet. You can also connect three (or more) of them together to form a necklace. Alternatively you can use them as decorations on bags etc.

Twisty Petz

Each toy basically consists of beads string on some elastic and you need to twist it in a certain way to get it back into one of the pets. LMC and I found it took a bit of getting used to, but once she’d mastered it they were a doddle. Thank goodness there were instructions in the pack!

Twisty Petz

There are over 70 Twisty Petz to collect altogether and, as you’d expect with collectables, there are some limited edition ones and super rare ones to collect too. If you head over to their website you can see a full list of Twisty Petz available and even download a collectors’ sheet.

Twisty Petz

 

In the three pack that we were sent to review we found Marigold Unicorn and Cakeup Puppy, but then there was also an extra hidden Twisty Pets too. When we opened it we found it to be Jazzy Giraffe. It was a bit tricky to get them all reformed so that they stood up, but LMC seemed to get the knack of that more than me.

LMC is obsessed with taking collectables to school so Twisty Petz are idea because she can actually wear them and therefore be less likely to lose them in her bag or coat pockets during the school day. Fingers crossed this reduces the number of bedtime melt-downs due to lost toys!

Twisty Petz

Twisty Pets are produced by Spin Master and are available in toy shops as well as online. The three pack that we were sent to review retails for £12.99 online at the time of writing. Other pack sizes are also available.

Disclaimer: We were sent a pack of Twisty Petz for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Hedbanz – a family game of “what am I?”

I’m sure at some point we’ve all played one of those games where a post-it note is stuck to your forehead and you have to guess who or what you are. Hedbanz follows the same concept in a family game – with some hilarious results.

Hedbanz family game who am I game

Much as the game name suggests, in Hedbanz each player gets a headband to put on your head which can hold a playing card size card. The idea is that everyone wears on if these with a card placed in it, and they have to guess what they are.

Hedbanz family game who am I game

How to play

Game play works in that each player is given three counters, or chips, at the start of the game. When it is their turn, they turn over the timer and then have that long to ask questions to help them work out what they are. The rules don’t specifically say that it is has to be yes / no questions, but they generally are.

Hedbanz family game who am I game

Helpfully the set also includes a card for each player which has sample questions on it. We played with 8 year old Little Miss C and she found this really helpful on her first go to have a bit of structure and guidance to help her work out what she was. Although – I’ll be honest and say that none of them really helped me to work out that I was a toaster in one round!

Hedbanz family game who am I game

If you guess what you are before the timer runs out then you put one of your chips back in the bank. The first player to get rid of all their chips wins. If there’s still time remaining on the timer then you can also pick up another card to place in your headband, and try to guess a second time.

What we thought

For a game you can have between two and six players. We tried it out with two adults, a thirteen year old and an eight year old. It worked really well with some hilarious results. I can definitely see it being a firm family favourite at Christmas time, or just the next time we have extended family to stay. I’m also guessing that after a couple of drinks it may also go down well with the adults playing alone!

I though the whole chips side of things a bit of a complication. In a way it would just be easier to each take a chip when you guess correctly. But you can easily tweak how you play to accommodate that.

Added bonus

There’s also one extra added bonus of the game which has to be mentioned. It’s wonderful for helping you to get new online profile pictures of people!

Hedbanz family game who am I game

Headband is produced by Spin Master and is available in most high street toy shops as well as online. It has an RRP of £12.99 but if often available for less, especially at sites like this one.

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Hedbanz for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Moj Moj – So soft, So cute… So Moj

Little Miss C loves a collectable. Especially a blind bag collectable that happens to also be squishy! That’s why I instantly knew she’d love Moj Moj.

Moj Moj blind bag collectables

95+ Moj Moj to collect

There are over 95 little squishy Moj Moj to collect, and they are sold in blind bags that each contain two of the creatures – alongside an important collector’s tick-list. Each blind bag sells for approximately £4 in toy shops (possibly slightly more online) making them ideally priced as pocket money purchases.

Moj Moj blind bag collectables Moj Moj blind bag collectables

Different types of Moj Moj

Rather than being given a series number, the original series are simply denoted as the 🙂 series. Yep – a little smiley face as the series “name”.

Moj Moj blind bag collectables

The Moj Moj in the series are split into six different types:

  • Adventure seekers
  • Party Animals
  • Couch Potatoes
  • Happy Campers
  • Sun Bathers
  • Day Dreamers

Moj Moj blind bag collectables

As with most collectable series there are some that are rare and some that are ultra rare, but then the fun is in trying to get those rare and ultra rare ones. I know LMC has her heart set on trying to find the rainbow unicorn that is marked as ultra rare in the “day dreamers” category.

So soft, so cute

My first impression of Moj Moj was that they were incredibly, incredibly cute. I wouldn’t mind a set of the little ducks lined up on my desk if I’m honest. The squishy nature of them makes them very tactile and LMC is really into little toys like that at the moment. I guess they’re a bit like stress relievers for kids.

Moj Moj blind bag collectables

With so many to collect and at just £4 for a blind bag of two they’re actually priced really well in comparison to some other collectables on the market. They also have a quality feel to them which as a parent I like. LMC loves little collectables like this and Moj Moj have instantly become a big favourite with her.

Moj Moj blind bag collectables

You can find out more all about the world of Moj Moj over on their official website here. They can be found in most high street toy shops or online on sites like Amazon.

Disclaimer: We were sent three Moj Moj blind bags for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Rack-O

For a while now Bonn and I have been collecting various vintage board games. We’ve been picking them up from charity shops all over the place with the aim of featuring as many as we can here on Penny Plays. The idea is that we can feature each of the games and maybe include some in videos and podcasts that we have planned. I guess that means it’s time to welcome our first vintage game here on Penny Plays – Rack-O.

rack-o

Last Monday saw us luck enough to stumble across a car boot sale as we headed home from the ferry port. We managed to pick up quite a lot whilst we were there. One such game being Rack-O. For the grand price of 66p!

Now I have to admit that I’d never heard of Rack-O before last week. The box told us that it was a card game that involved putting things in order, but not much more than that. As general card game fans we were very much up for giving it a go though. Aimed at ages 8 to adult we played with my Mum and step-daughter.

The aim of Rack-O is to get your cards in numerical order. Much like you might do in the regular card game of Rummy, or “Threes and Fours” as I always knew it. Rack-O isn’t played with regular cards though. Instead you have cards numbered 1 to 60.

Game play

In the regular four player game, which we played, each player is dealt ten cards and has to place each card in his or her Rack-O rack immediately. In the order that they are dealt. Each space in the rack has a number next to it and these go in fives from 5 up to 50. The first card dealt goes in the 50 slot and the final one in the 5 slot, with others following in-between.

rack-o

At this stage I literally found myself having to sit on my hands as not being able to put the cards in numerical order was very hard to bear! It’s something that you so naturally do in card games, but not in this one.

The remaining cards are placed in the centre of play in a pile. This is the stockpile. The top card is turned over next to them and forms the first card in the discard pile.

Game play goes around the table clockwise from the dealer and the aim is to get your cards in numerical order from front to back in your rack. When you do this you then shout “Rack-O” and win that game.

rack-o

The way you get the cards in order is that you need to take cards from the table and replace cards already in your rack with them. Each turn you can either take the card on top of the discard pile or one from the stockpile. If you want to keep a card you put it in your rack, in whichever position you choose. The card you have replaced is then put on the discard pile.

You don’t have to have straight runs of numbers (at least not in the regular four player game), but they just need to go from lowest to highest.

Scoring

What makes the game particularly interesting is the scoring. And for this you definitely do need paper and pencil whilst you play. The overall winner is the first player to get to 500 points.

rack-o

The person who shouts Rack-O first in a game gets a total of 75 points. 25 of these are for shouting Rack-O whilst the other 50 are for the cards in his rack. 5 points for each of the ten cards in the rack. Other players score 5 points for each card in their rack in low to high order, starting with the card in the number 5 slot. This counting of points stops when you get to a card that is out of order. Also, the last four cards in the rack do not count. This means that whilst the winner of the game gets 75 points, the maximum anyone else can score is 30.

Game variations

We tried out the standard 4 player game, but variants are available for 2 or 3 players. In these you use less cards and the two player version also requires your to have at least three cards in immediate sequence in the rack to call Rack-O. It is also possible to play as partners when playing with four players.

There is also Bonus Rack-O in which you get extra points for runs of numbers when you shout Rack-O. Get a six or more card run and you can end up with a massive 475 points when you shout Rack-O.

History of the game

A bit of a search online suggests that Rack-O was first brought out in 1956 by Milton Bradley – more commonly known as MB. The version we found is probably early 80s as it says copyright 1980 on the box, but 1978 on the instructions. In later years the game was produced by Winning Moves.

It seems that Rack-O wasn’t actually all that obscure. A quick look on Instagram with the #racko hashtag, also suggests lots of people are still playing it. All around the world. There are also lots of old versions of it still for sale online.

Nice touches

Whilst we all had a great time playing Rack-O there were a couple of nice touches that are really worth shouting about. Firstly the racks and tray for the stockpile and discard piles. It’s lovely to see both made from a sturdy plastic that shows no signs or raging or wear after all these years.

Secondly, and most importantly in my eyes, the card design. In particular the positioning of the number on the cards.These go across the top edge, but are done so that they are in a different position for each number, with lower numbers at the left and higher ones at the right. This means that as you look down your rack you can easily see any card that is out of position. A small thing that makes game play so much easier.

In conclusion

When we buy games at car boots and charity shops we always do so with the idea that we’ll try them out and then either sell the on or donate them to a charity shop if we don’t like them. The measure how a good game is if we decide to keep it. Rack-O is definitely in the keep pile! 66p very well spent.

Celebrating National Nail Polish Day with the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

I’m not sure quite when Little Miss C became old enough to be interested in nail polish, but it’s happened. She’s due to turn eight next week and now the magazines she chooses come with nail polish on the front cover, and at the school fair she spent her pocket money on getting her nails done. I would previously have ignored a request to review something like the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker. I would have dismissed it as being a bit too old for her. Now though I need to accept that she’s growing up and nail polish is exactly the kind of thing that she’s interested in!

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

National Nail Polish Day

Friday 1 June was national nail polish day, making it the perfect time to review the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker. Although, so out of touch am I with girly things like that, that I hadn’t even realised national nail polish day was a thing!

Num Noms

LMC has been a fan of Num Noms since we were first introduced to them a couple of  years ago. Since then she’s used her pocked money buy loads of the collectables, and also frequently chosen the Num Noms magazine when we’ve been on supermarket shopping trips together. The combination of Num Noms with a nail polish maker is a perfect match.

Nail Polish Maker

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

I can’t deny that the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker is somewhat larger than I was expecting. Significantly so. The main section of it looks like a cafe – with the components that make up the nail polish in dispenser like bottles over the counter.

The set comes with three empty nail polish bottles that you can fill up from the ingredients in the nail polish maker. They’re incredibly cute!

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

The bottles are shaped just like Noms, and so fit inside a Num with an appropriate hole in the top for the bottle lid to go.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

The Num Noms Nail Polish Maker set comes with a Nom which its the nail polish bottle Nums inside it.

Making the nail polish

Children then use the three different scented colours (Yellow Banana, Blue Blueberry and Red Strawberry) to make the desired colour of nail polish, by adding them to the Nom shaped bottle. Along with a squeeze of glitter if they so desire.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

After a few drops of the chosen colours, the bottles are then topped up by the base pearl colour. Or “milk” as it is known in Num Nom land!

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

Once this is done the nail polish needs mixing.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

This can either be done by good old shaking, or using the mixing part of the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker. You fit the bottle in (which is a bit fiddly) and then just turn the handle until it is mixed. To be honest though we found shaking far more effective!

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

Once the polish is mixed you can then use the finger stool (two are included) to paint your nails. These can clip in the back of the nail polish maker shop, but I found that there was then a problem with not having enough space to actually paint the nails. So instead I just used the finger rest on its own.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

Extras

As well giving you everything to make the nail polish, the Num Noms nail polish maker also comes with stickers that you can use on your painted nails.  Also included are two sets of plastic nails. These can be decorated on the Donut Table and then attached to your own nails using the nail adhesives included.

Overview

Little Miss C really liked the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker, but there’s a but… The big draw back that I see is the you can’t buy refills or replacement nail polish pots. This means that once you’ve used up the flavourings and glitter in the maker you can’t make any more. It seems a bit of a shame. This also means that if your kids make all three bottles of polish straight away it’s somewhat finished as a nail polish maker.

However, on the plus side, the nail polish maker is cafe themed. This means that even once you’ve finished you could still use it as a regular Num Noms cafe play set. I do think that Num Noms have missed a trick though as surely selling replacement ingredients and pots would be a good thing. I’d expect them to have a price point that would work perfectly for pocket money toys too.

Being eight years old, Little Miss C didn’t really think through the longevity of the nail polish maker in terms of future use. I’m expecting her to be a bit disappointed though when she realises that she can’t make any more nail polish with it.

The actual making part is great fun, but again rather fiddly. I ended up doing most of it with LMC helping. A slightly older child might manage the whole thing alone, but do be prepared to help if you don’t want a huge mess.

Where to find the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker

The Num Noms Nail Polish Maker is available to buy online here. The RRP is £50, but it is often available for significantly less. At the time of writing you can get it for £29.89 on Amazon UK.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

It’s a little while since Little Miss C helped me review Marina’s Lagoon from the My Mermaid Lagoon range. She really enjoyed setting it up originally and still plays with the figure and other accessories in her bedroom. She was therefore thrilled when I brought home the Serena Charm Shell from the same range from Blog On X.

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

Smaller than the original Lagoon sets this Charm Shell consists of a mermaid figure and a lockable charm shell. You an sit the mermaid in the shell and it also has in it a secret compartment (under her seat).

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

The set also comes with everything needed to make a charm bracelet. The key for the shell goes on the bracelet and can be kept safely there.

Bracelet making set

LMC loves anything crafty and has recently been going through a phase of making jewellery so this was perfect for her.

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

Apart from a bit of help knot tying she was able to make the bracelet without any other assistance. She particularly loved the fact that it meant she could keep the key for the shell safe and therefore stop her younger brother from being able to get in!

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

Miniature World Play

Miniature world play is something that LMC still loves and so it is no surprise that the Serena the mermaid and her shell have become part of her play world. She has a variety of characters that she plays with regularly, and some of them it seems now live in the charm shell with Serena.

My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell

The My Mermaid Lagoon Charm Shell is perfect for mermaid loving children who are into small world play and who love making things. This set gives children something much longer lasting than just having a quickly completed bracelet making activity set. It’s also really nice for them to have somewhere special to now keep their treasured items.

You can buy the My mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell online here. At the time of writing the RRP is £9.99, but online discounts are available.

Disclaimer: We were given the My Mermaid Lagoon Serena Charm Shell for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.