Puppy Surprise Series 5 Calli Review

Aeryn loves watching reviews on YouTube and when we were asked to review the Puppy Surprise, she knew exactly what it was all about. Naturally knowing what the product was, she was very excited to receive them.

We received a puppy from Series 5 but Series 8 is now available and there are lots of new mummy dogs and babies to collect – they are called Eliza, Lexi, Chloe and Stacey.

If you don’t know about Puppy Surprise, the product contains a mummy dog with babies in her pouch. The surprise element is that you don’t know how many puppies she will have in her pouch. There could be any from 2 to 5.

One of the little puppies also makes sounds.

Our mummy had four puppies in her litter – one boy and three girls. The girls have a pink bow and the boys have a blue bow. They are a mixture of white and pink and all have different ears. Each one is different.

The mummy called Calli is lovely and soft. She has a sparkly collar and long hair that can be brushed. She has a pink bow on her head. Calli is a white dog with purple ears and tail and a sparkly purple nose.

The mummy and puppies are great for getting children to nurture and take care of animals. They also make great conversation starters such as – ‘Mummy, is that where puppies come out from and how did they get in there?’ which naturally follows with ‘did I also come out of your tummy like that?’

Thank goodness that the mummy dogs are cute enough to distract from these questions with ‘Shall we comb Calli’s hair?’

We’ve had a fun time playing with Puppy Surprise. Mummy dog and the puppies are super cute and I would highly recommend getting them. They are priced at £27.99 and are available at all major retailers.

Visit – www.flairplc.co.uk or Smyths Toys for more information


Jungle In My Pocket Playset and Blind Bag Review

Following on from Puppy in my Pocket, we were sent some Jungle in my Pocket toys to review. We were looking forward to receiving this as we have reviewed quite a few from the Puppy in my Pocket range.

We were sent this cool Jungle in my Pocket Tree House Playset which included two exclusive jungle pets. There’s a cool waterfull and a swing for the monkeys.


A fruit launcher is perfect for when the monkeys decide to launch bananas. A teeter-totter is best for playtime at the Tree House. There isn’t a single animal that doesn’t like to hang out at the tree house.

A canopy and lookout nest make the playset even more fun.

Remember you can collect other animals to add to the tree house playset. These can be blind bags or 15 piece sets or carrier sets.

Series 1 of Jungle in my Pocket includes 25 animals with 4 rare and 1 ultra rare animals to collect.

I was also sent two blind bags which the children loved opening. It’s the unknown that makes them so interesting.

We received a crocodile and the anteater in the blind bag.

The Jungle playset is priced at £24.99 and the bling bags are priced at £2.49

The toys are of a great quality and will ensure hours of playing fun. It is especially great to be able to add to the range.

Visit www.flairplc.co.uk to find out more.

We were sent the above product to review. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

Persil Powergems Non-Bio Detergent – A Revolutionary Laundry Experience

With family of 5, laundry is a big thing in our house. I have never had an empty washing basket. Not from want of trying – it’s just that the moment I empty it, it seems to magically fill up again.

I was asked to review the new Persil Powergems and I jumped at the opportunity as I am aways looking to try out new laundry products to make my work easier.

I couldn’t find the Powergems in Tesco or Waitrose as they were sold out but I managed to pick some up in Asda and they were on a really good deal as the 30 wash was down from £11 to £8. I got the Non-Bio version and couldn’t wait to try it.

The Powergems are tiny and look like confetti but they are packed with the power to make the wash experience so much more effective. When I uncapped it, I loved the fragrance. (I always try and get a scent of the detergent before I buy).

Powergems have the following features –

They contain two and a half times more cleaning agents for oil and grease based stains and eight times more fabric shielding molecules to effectively remove stains.

They are free from ingredients that leave residue on clothes making them last longer.

They use fragrance release technology to provide an enhanced fragrance experience.


I was a bit sceptical about using them as most detergents don’t follow up with the features advertised. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Persil Powergems did follow through and the clothes did come out cleaner and smelling fresher.

Besides it’s so much easier than using a gel wash as there is no spillage.

The Powergems are quite tiny so I’m glad that there is a very secure locking cap for it.

The RRP for Persil Powergems 12 wash is £5.00, 19 was is  RRP £8.00 and 30 wash is RRP £11.00

Although, there are deals on and as I said I bought the 30 wash for £8.

I would definitely recommend using Persil Powergems for clean, fragranced laundry. For more information visit https://www.persil.com/uk/laundry/detergent/powergems.html

Getting Creative with BIC® – A Fun Way to Spend the Holidays

I recently posted about the awesome competition that is being run by BIC and Mumsnet. Well, we were thrilled to be sent a package of BIC goodies to encourage the children to get drawing.

We were sent the following –

BIC® KIDS Kid Couleur 12 pack, RRP £2.99

These highly durable blocked pen tip means that the nib won’t bend or retract under pressure and the water-based inks mean it can easily be washed from skin and most clothes. These pens are perfect for children as they allow for all of the fun, with none of the mess.

BIC® KIDS Evolution Ecolutions colouring pencils, RRP £2.99

The BIC® Kids Evolution ultra-resistant, wood-free colouring pencils are ideal for everyday drawing and colouring. With a resistant chew-proof lead and barrel these pencils are highly durable. What’s more, they are easy to sharpen and safe as it doesn’t splinter and with a wide choice of colours at your child’s disposal, impressive artworks are just a doodle away.

BIC® KIDS Plastidecor® crayons, RRP £2.99

Colour away with these easy to hold BIC® KIDS colouring crayons ideal for children over the age of 30 months. Recommended by teachers* these crayons are easy to sharpen and are super resistant to breakage. The pack contains 12 vivid colours and is extra clean on hands and fabrics, meaning no messy marks.

We love stationery and the BIC® stationery was a dream to draw with. Even I was tempted to get drawing. The children had a great time creating their pictures and we had a few after we had finished. However, we are going to be giving in only one each for the competition.

I love that the blocked tip pens are washable as in they do not stain the skin. My kids come home with a whole lot of writing on their hands everyday from school. And yes, on their uniforms too. I will have to recommend BIC® to the school.

The colouring pencils are smooth to draw with – do you know what I mean? There are no scratching sounds when you colour and they glide over paper ensuring a better colouring experience.

The crayons really don’t break easily which is a plus as I’m tired of seeing pieces of crayons all over the place.

I definitely recommend using BIC® stationery and don’t forget to enter the competition to win a bundle of goodies as well as see your child’s drawing on a billboard. Wouldn’t that be fun?

You can enter here on – Mumsnet and you can also follow @MyBICPen on Twitter for more information.

I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity. I have received a voucher as a token of thanks for this post.