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.

 

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.