My Personalised Power Bank From USB Makers

Item sent for consideration for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Do you ever struggle when heading out to events, knowing your battery won’t hold its charge for very long. I’m the same. My phone is always running out of juice which is so frustrating – especially if you are out reviewing somewhere and trying to take loads of pictures and add to social media whilst there – I’ve been on multiple days out where my battery has died and I’ve had to use Steve’s phone to capture those special moments until I can get back to the car and charge it.

I’ve had a few portable chargers over the years but they’ve always been big and bulky – something I don’t really want to be carrying around. I was offered the chance to review a power bank from USB Makers, with the design of my choice to suit my blogging life.

I opted for ‘Eat, Sleep, Blog, Repeat‘. I was very impressed with the delicate design when it arrived. USB Makers provide promotional items and I must admit I was expecting the power bank to be quite loud. I was super impressed with the muted colours and the font – it really suits the background and I feel the whole design is very ‘me’.

The power bank is slimline and very light – much unlike any other power bank I have ever used. The power bank comes with the standard Samsung USB charger with the option of a 3-way multi connecter if required.

It is available with 2,500mAh and is a very sleek design. But enough about the design and the weight of it, how are it’s charging capabilities?

First of all it came pretty much fully charged which I was very impressed by. I let my phone die and then put it on charge using the power bank – it got to 100% within about an hour and a half which is about right for my phone without a fast charging cable. I then took it off charge and waited until it was down to around 30% before putting it on charge again. The power bank managed to last out until the phone was fully charged yet again – but then I needed to put it on charge.

I managed to get almost two full charges out of the power bank which for such a small device I was very happy with. I am always active on my phone so I can guarantee I used it even whilst charging so the power bank sometimes had its work cut out – charging whilst I was obviously using the battery – but it withstood my tests well.

Overall, I am very impressed with the power bank from USB Makers – it’s lovely to have something designed just how I like it, that isn’t massively big and bulky and that can just slip into my handbag or pocket. I definitely know where to head if I want some more promotional/personalised material.


L.O.L Surprise Confetti Pop – It’s New And My Kids Love It!

We were sent some of the new L.O.L Surprise Confetti Pop range for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

You know how much Jack loves L.O.L Surprise dolls – and how much Olivia loves them too. We’ve reviewed them extensively before and with the new L.O.L Surprise Confetti Pop being released yesterday, we were sent some to let you know all about them. We were sent two of the brand new Confetti Pop dolls, two Lil Sisters and a card for Jack to send to his BFF. He’s got his card written out and ready but isn’t seeing his friend until next week – he can’t wait to give her the card and her Confetti Pop and Lil Sister dolls!

The L.O.L Surprise Series 3 range has even more surprises! The L.O.L Surprise! range was the sell out toy of 2017, getting Toy of The Year. So what can we expect from this new offering?

At an RRP of £10.99, the L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop has nine brand new surprises including new dolls, new accessories and a new surprise water feature. Not only are there the usual outfits, accessories, shoes and dolls but hidden amongst the layers is a ribbon, inviting you to pull and reveal a confetti pop! surprise which can be enjoyed over and over again. Jack shrieked when we pulled the ribbon and confetti burst out and Olivia giggled – it is such a fun extra. So who did we receive in ours?

As you can see, there is a really different setup to the previous dolls and the Confetti Pop lets you know exactly how to undo it to enjoy the surprise and get all the bits and pieces you need for your doll. We opened ours to receive Showbaby who is a popular Confetti Pop doll from the Glam Club.

Next we decided to open the Lil Sister – Jack had never opened Lil Sisters before so he was very excited! He couldn’t wait to see what the Series 3 Lil Sisters had to offer..

They have five surprises – and the clue you get hints at which doll you have. You reveal stickers, accessories and the doll. You can find out your dolls colour change water surprise by bathing her and her ball can become either a bath set or a keyring. You can mix and match accessories with the other L.O.L Surprise! ranges and there are 35+ dolls to collect. So who did we receive?

We received the colour changing Ultra Rare Lil Cosmic Queen from The Glitterati. Jack was very happy to reveal an ultra rare one – isn’t that every child’s goal when it comes to collectables?

Overall I would say Jack is very impressed with L.O.L Surprise! series 3, especially the Confetti Pop aspect. He has already asked to get some more!

L.O.L Surprise! Series 3 is available from all good toy retailers including Smyths and The Entertainer. You can find out more about the range here.

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 | Review

We were sent some items from the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 range to review.

Jack is a huge fan of Hatchimals – see our review of the Hatchimals Surprise here – and has seen the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles around and desperately wanted some. We recently received some of the season 2 range to review. Hatchimal CollEGGtibles are a pocket money collectable and are a more affordable alternative to their larger alternatives.

With this new launch, we received the 1 pack (£2.99), the 2 pack with a nest (£4.99) and the 4 pack that comes with a bonus character (£9.99). There’s even some new playsets available to buy – the Hatchimals Basket (£19.99) and the Hatchimals Secret Scene Playset (£24.99) – Jack is really keen to buy these!

There are over 100 new creatures to collect, nurture and learn about. There is also the chance to collect the Golden Hatchimal – this is the rarest Hatchimal and there is only 55 available to collect. If you find one of these Golden Lynx Hatchimals hidden inside season 2, you will win a special set of 6 golden Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in a glittery egg carton plus a goody bag – how cool!

Like the first series, you need to help bring the Hatchimals to life by rubbing the eggs to change the hearts colour from purple to pink. Once it is pink, it is ready to hatch and you will be surprised by the Hatchimal that hatches out of your egg. You can hatch a whole new world with some tiny cute creatures – and you can take them wherever you go!

So what Hatchimals did we receive? As with season 1, the majority of the range are common with some rare and the odd ultra rare or limited edition CollEGGtible. There are some differences when it comes to series 2 – the colour change technology and the fact that some have some different features too – some glitter, some sparkle. Jack couldn’t wait to see what he ended up with after hatching his eggs. There are 11 different families your Hatchimal could be from – some limited edition and special edition families too!

We received these:

Common: Ponette from the ‘Farm’ family, Macow from the ‘Farm’ family, Toucoo from the ‘Jungle’ family, Pandor from the ‘Jungle’ family, Mouseswift from the ‘Garden’ family and Duckle from the ‘River’ family.

Rare: Figeon from the ‘River’ family.

Ultra Rare: Owling from the ‘Forest’ family.

We didn’t receive any limited edition Hatchimals CollEGGtibles but Jack was extremely happy to have a rare and an ultra rare in his collection! He can’t wait to get to the toy shop and pick up some more with his pocket money – here’s hoping we find a Golden Hatchimal!

If your child wants some more Hatchimal fun then there is even some digital webisodes and the free Hatchimals app that allows kids to explore Hatchtopia and find out more about it. Download the app today and you can hatch new friends from all over Hatchtopia, caring for them once they’ve hatched!

Are you interested in collecting the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles for yourself? They are available at all good retailers nationwide – find out more at They’re super fun and Jack loves his – I’m sure you will love yours too.


Flush Force Collectibles | Review #theflushforce

Flush Force

These Flush Force collectibles were sent for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

I’ve mentioned before just how much Jack loves collectible toys – I’ve lost count of how many different collections he has now – and he has been interested by Flush Force for quite some time. When offered the chance to review them, I knew he’d love to. Aimed at boys between the ages of 4 and 10, these toys are gross – and just what boys like!

We had some fun with some toilet humour – Jack loves jokes so we traded some toilet jokes like ‘What do you get if you cross a bear with a toilet? Winnie The Pooh‘! Jack loves gross and messy things so toilet humour (obviously kid suitable!) always goes down well with him.

Flush Force

There are over 150 characters to collect from the ‘grossest gang around’ – these include the rare and super rare Flushies. There is even a free app to explore Flushville where you can play games. All you need to do with your toilet is fil the tank with water and shake – if the water changes colour, you’ve revealed one of the rare or super rare characters.

We have been sent four different items from the range. First of all, there is the Bizarre Bathroom 8 Pack. There are two clogged toilets with a bunch of icky surprises. All you need to do is fill the toilets tank with water and shake. Should the water turn green, you have a rare Clogger. If you get purple water, then you have a super rare Unflushable.

With an RRP of £10.99, you could get a Flushy with a special finish – each one belongs to its own group. Who knows what you could get? Unfortunately we didn’t get a rare Clogger or Super Rare Unflushable but that’s what happens with collectibles – you never quite know exactly what you are going to get and the surprise is all part of the fun!

Next up was the Flush Force Collect-A-Bowl. With an RRP of £14.99, this comes with four exclusive Foul Floater Flushies. This bowl can store up to FIFTY Flushies. Jack has decided to use it for storage as you can see below, storing all the Flushies he has collected so far…

Jack loved the Collect-A-Bowl as it not only looks gross but sounds gross too – if you press the handle, you’ll hear the toilet flush and some hilarious fart noises which made Jack chuckle lots!

Next up was the Flush Force Filthy 5 Pack – if you fill the toilets tank with water and shake, you’ll again find out whether you have a Flushy, a rare Clogger or a super rare Unflushable. This has an RRP of £5.99 which is super affordable! We received some fab Flushys – with some rather amusing names!

It is always a surprise to see who is lurking inside the bowl – you never know what is going to crawl up the bowl to surprise you.

Finally we received the Flush Force Number 2 Pack. With an RRP of £2.99, these are the most ‘pocket money’ priced item from the range. Again you could find a Flushy, Clogger or an Unflushable – all by filling the tank with water. 

We received such a mix of characters – Jack is chuffed with them and can’t wait to collect even more! He has also been having lots of fun on the free Flush Force app. You can explore Flushville, play games and even subscribe to the YouTube channel for more videos – Jack loves YouTube so is very interested in the channel.

Whilst kids will always be into gross things and I do encourage some messy play, it is important to remember that toilets themselves are breeding grounds for all sorts of bugs. It is so important that we wash our hands after touching unhygienic stuff such as the toilet or similar as we want to stay happy, healthy and safe – keeping those bugs and germs, much like those Flushies, away!

You can find out more about the Flush Force here. The range is available to buy at Smyths, TRU, Argos, The Entertainer, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsburys, Toymaster and some independent retailers. Will you pick up a rare or a super rare collectible?

Head over to the Twitter party tonight where you have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the toys and win some for yourself. Follow @spinmasteruk and join in the chat with #FlushForceFriday between 6-7pm! Good luck!

Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range Review

We were sent two plushes from the Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh plush range to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Soft toys, or plushes, are seemingly a right of passage when you are a child. I know I still I have a few favourites at my parents house and Steve still owns the teddy he has had from birth. Jack has a cuddly toy dog that he adores that he has had since he was a few weeks old.

We were recently sent some of the Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh plush range for Olivia. We were sent the 12 inch Winnie The Pooh (£14.99) and the 12 inch Eeyore.(£12.99). These are available from Argos and there is also a Tigger in the range. There are also a few sizes – small, medium and large.

Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range ReviewWhat can I say about these beautiful plush toys? They are super soft and cuddly and perfect for any child – even from birth. There’s no possibility of loose threads or small bits coming off. Olivia has recently learned how to cuddle – she lays her head down on your shoulder and says ‘ahhhh’ and I’ve recently noticed her doing the same with these Winnie The Pooh plushes.

She seems to have a favourite in Eeeyore but does quite like Winnie The Pooh still – I just seem to find her cuddling her Eeyore and playing with him a lot more.

Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range Review Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range ReviewThis range has been made especially for little ones to snuggle and that Olivia does. It is floppy enough to withstand the brutality that a baby can put it through – shaking it around and crawling all over it – unlike other plushes which can be a bit more rigid. The colours are delicate in tone, akin to the Winnie The Pooh stories you see in the books, not as bright as other Winnie The Pooh memorabilia or products you can get – which can sometimes be too bright, in my opinion.

Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range ReviewI find that plushes can make the perfect gift, no matter your age. I always gift new babies with an age appropriate plush and would certainly consider giving any new babies in my life one of these as the softness is incredible. I am also considering getting the Winnie The Pooh for my mum – she is a big Winnie The Pooh fan and can’t believe how soft it is!

Unlike other toys, soft toys are built to last, not only in physical form but in our memories. Yes, we may all have our favourite childhood board game or card game but if you ask someone about the toy they remember most or stands out the most, it will usually be a soft toy. They become lifelong friends and adults often keep them from their childhood – Steve is an example of this, still owning the teddy he was given at birth. His teddy is obviously starting to show wear and tear now – Steve is almost 31 after all – but it is still as cuddly as ever and these Snuggletime plush pals are of such amazing quality, I can see them also withstanding a long time period – they’re built to last, you can tell by their excellent quality.

Posh Paws Snuggletime Winnie The Pooh Plush Range ReviewOn the 12th of February. thee will be a Posh Paws Winnie the Pooh takeover going live where there will be FREE downloads and competitions too, there will also be a Twitter frenzy! Why not get involved?

These are so super soft and amazing quality, I think I may have to get the Tigger from the range too. Which Winnie The Pooh character is your favourite?