Tollytots My First Disney Princess and HUGE PRIZE PACK Review and Giveaway #GiftGuide @Tollytots

This is a co-review by Samantha and Danielle. Danielle reviewed the Disney doll, and Samantha reviewed the toys she saw at Tollytot’s Playdate in the city, which some of you may remember from previous posts. Thank you, and please feel free to enter this fantastic giveaway 🙂

With an 8 month old and a 2 year old, I definitely need some tools under my sleeve to help them put themselves to sleep. Luckily, both of my girls are pretty good at putting themselves to sleep! Ava has just recently learned this skill, and I can definitely say that My first Disney Princess Lights & Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora has made Ava’s job much easier.

About Lights & Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora

Naptime is a dream with this Lights and Lullaby Bedtime Baby Aurora doll. Made for hugging, this charming 12-inch doll has a soft, snuggly body that will soothe and comfort your little sleepyhead with a gently glowing light and magical music. Choose normal mode for lights and music or night-light mode for a soft light that automatically turns off after three minutes.

Normal Mode: You push the tummy once to activate lights, again to activate music, again to turn lights and music off. The doll will automatically enter sleep mode once music has looped four times.

Night Light Mode: Push the doll’s tummy to activate soft light, (the light will not change colors in night light mode). The light will remain on for 5 minutes, then light will turn off and doll will enter sleep mode. If you want to turn light off sooner, press doll’s tummy once.

My Thoughts:

This is definitely the go to doll for your younger children. Both of my daughters were huge fans of it, but I did intend for this doll to be more for the baby than for my older daughter.

Ava & Ella both greatly enjoy playing with baby. Ella is always playing with a baby, so Ava is very happy to have her own baby to play with. She also has quickly become attached the baby and likes to drag her along wherever we might be going.

I love how we can pick and choose which mode we want. We use one mode at nap time and one mode at bedtime to help her to better know which time it really is.

I think that this would be a great doll for any young girl you have on your list, I’m sure that they would love [Read more…]

HexBug Warriors Battle Stadium #GiftGuide

Hexbugs Warriors

HexBugs have been swarming toy stores everywhere since 2007. These bugs have grown more complex with every iteration, and with this increase in complexity, the bugs have gotten realistic to the point that the larva series actually make some people turn away and squirm upon powering on. The larva move a lot like a maggot would, even turning away from you when you get close to it. Very cool and some absolutely ingenious designing and programming.

The HexBug line has taken a more battle oriented turn with their most recent Warriors line. These new bots start out as a HexBug Nano, then gives them a ‘few’ weapons, and [Read more…]

Shaun White Supply Co. Skateboards #GiftGuide

Tonight we will start with a bit of a cool parent lesson. There are three rules to being a cool parent.

Rule 1) Parents are never cool

Rule 2) Do not try to be cool

Rule 3) Parents are never cool

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, if you do want to impress your kids with your ‘coolness’, make them feel ‘cool’ instead of trying to show off your own self. That never works, does it? Hm. Instead of trying to act young and hip, get them fun gifts for the holidays that the kids would enjoy (and maybe was something you always wanted to try). Check out the new line of skateboards by Shaun White. These boards are made tough to last, and with all kinds of great designs to truly impress as well. Also there is an entire line of protectives, pads and helmets, to keep all those ‘cool’ bones from breaking. [Read more…]

Trashpack #VideoGame and #Toys #Giftguide

Let’s have a real Trashy time! With the recent influx of small collectible rubber/plastic figures, there are a bunch geared toward our pink loving little ones. But as many of you know, there is another group of kids out there who love gross stuff. Anything gross or icky, preferably that has to do with something nasty. Trash packs are just the right toys for these kids, as long as they understand toys smaller then a quarter are NOT food and should not be eaten. The Trash Pack have new play sets and a 3DS game. One of the play sets is the Dunk ‘N Dumpster which acts as both a carrying case for the Trash Pack as well as an interactive play set where the Trashies can fling and play in a dumpster full of gross stuff, all plastic and stickers, including a gooey slime and numerous bugs. Little Man loves the [Read more…]

Flat Iron Experts-Cortex Solo Flat Iron, KQC Shine Spray, & Flat Iron Holder Review-The Ultimate Hair Styling Combination #GiftGuide

I have been in the market for a new flat iron for awhile now! I am pretty picky about my flat irons, so it is rather hard for me to find one that really meets my needs! I was lucky enough to be able to do a review on a fabulous one…The Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Giraffe Flat Iron/Hair Straightener (1″).

About The Flat Iron

Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guested this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergonomically designed this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair. The results are amazing!

The Flat Iron is equipped with Nano Titanium Technology. The Titanium helps preserve more moisture. It also helps get rid of the frizz, as well as creating smooth and shiny hair. Another wonderful thing about it is that is causes less damage to your hair, compared to other straighteners.

It also has the Negative Ion Technology. This is really good for the health and appearance of the hair.

Far Infrared Heat: This helps dry the hair from the inside out, which makes sure that more moisture remains in the hair shaft and there is less damage to the hair.

KQC Thermal Shine Spray
In addition to receiving the wonderful flat iron, I also received the KQC Thermal Shine Spray.
The Shine spray is ion enriched polishing complex forumlated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. This spray is designed for ALL hair types. It should be used with flat iron, curling irons, or hair dryers.
KQC Thermal Shine Spray (142g) is an ion enriched polishing complex formulated for superior heat protection and ultra gloss hair shine. Lightweight, non-greasy micro mist spray that eliminates frizz, softens and polishes hair without build up. Designed for all hair types. Use with flat iron, curling iron or hair dryers.
Flat Iron Experts Iron Holder

Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals #GiftGuide

When is a Happy hippo even happier? When she is making your little one feel better after a bump or bruise of course. Happy the hippo is one of the newest Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals from Thermal-Aid.

Thermal-Aid started out as a medical and veterinary heating and cooling pack. Then after much success in this field they branched off into retail. The way Thermal-Aid works is through nature and science. Each pack is made up of corn. Only it is modified to take out the germ, tip cap, and bran coat. This makes it so the corn can not get infected with a mold, bacteria or fungus. After this it is processed by being hydrated and super heated to bring it to its thermal state.

These little corn kernels do a great job of holding in hot and cold. When wrapped in a cotton soft plush [Read more…]

Little Mommy “Doctor Mommy Doll” Review #GiftGuide

When I first saw the Little Mommy “Doctor Mommy” Doll, I knew that this would be a great toy for Ella! Ella has always been all about her babies! She is almost 3, but since she turned one, she has always had a baby with her! She also lately has taken on the idea that she really really has to take care of her babies. She has to tuck them in at bedtime! Sometimes she has to take them to the doctor. And she always has to feed them and take them for walks!

Her love of babies became even more aware to us after we brought home her little sister! She became even more aware of all the things you have to do to take care of your babies!

This doll has been a hit with Ella! She is definitely playing up her mommy skills, as well as her doctor skills when she plays with her!

Information About Little Mommy Doctor Mommy:

This adorable interactive doll offers young girls lots of nurturing fun. When kids give this baby checkups with the included medical instruments, the Little Mommy Doctor Doll responds with cute sounds and phrases. Girls will enjoy teaching their doll to be a big girl, just like them, and moms will love that the doll helps girls feel more comfortable about visiting the doctor.

  • Doll Responds with Several Sounds & Phrases
  • You can check the doll’s temperature, throat, heartbeat, and reflexes
  • Help [Read more…]

Bliss Designs Inc, Double-Walled Tumbler Review & Giveaway #GiftGuide

When it comes time for Christmas Shopping, I am sure that everyone has the one person that is hard to shop for. For me, it is always my sister…I was so excited to find Bliss Designs Inc. online. They have SO many wonderful customizable products. I think that I could get carried away buying things on their website, both for myself and others.

I was able to receive the Double Walled Tumbler to review. I was able to pick my colors, my straw colors, as well as my monogram. I chose to have the customized one for myself, and I was very satisfied.

My Thoughts:

The cup is the perfect size to be able to take along in the vehicle, drink [Read more…]