Welcome to August’s issue of This Mummy Loves… Here you will find some awesome products that we have been sent to review, ones we have bought ourselves, films we’ve watched, books we’ve read etc. Anything really that we think is worth of a mention 🙂
If you would like to have a product featured in the September edition of This Mummy Loves… please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your product is suitable.
Here are some products that we have loved this month…
Luggo Monster Suitcase
The lovely people from Prezzybox.com sent us this awesome monster suitcase! It is absolutely brilliant. It’s plastic hard shell makes it perfect for kids as it is sturdy and also can be wiped clean. It has a handy handle so can be pulled around or straps on the back so can be carried around like a rucksack. It would be perfect for sleepovers or for short trips. What Bugs loves most about it is the flashing wheels when pulled along! 🙂 A brilliant product that I would highly recommend. You can purchase on Prezzybox for £28.95 or if monsters aren’t your thing, check out the ladybird suitcase instead 🙂
The Collective – Suckies
Gourmet yoghurt brand The Collective have created Suckies, a kids’ range of portable yoghurt pouches, which are designed to be enjoyed at home, in the lunchbox or on-the-go and they sent a few for Boo and Bugs to try. They definitely get the thumbs up from us, Boo loves it when I have put them in the freezer overnight and then put one in her packed lunch, by the time she has come to eat it at lunchtime it has defrosted and kept her lunch cool too!
The UK’s first ever branded fresh yoghurt pouch, Suckies are available in three delicious flavours: Sassy Strawberry,Peach & Apricot and Blueberry. They provide parents with the most convenient form of family snacking through a design that allows them to be eaten spoon-free, for minimum mess. Mums and Dads love them for helping to cut out this hassle as well as for their quality ingredients, and kids love them for their amazing taste!
The Collective’s kids range is created for children over six months of age and each one is packed full of whole milk goodness and only contains sugars found naturally in fruit. Suckies are free from GM ingredients, gluten, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, and are suitable for vegetarians, with no pips and bits allowed! Suckies can be frozen at home and popped into lunchboxes so by lunchtime they’re nice and cool – ideal for eating anywhere, anytime.
Suckies Pouches are sold individually at just 79p per 100g pouch, and should be kept chilled. The range is available at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado, Booths, Nisa, and Whole Foods.
Lizi’s Gluten Free Granola
Lizi’s, is delighted to announce it’s adding a Gluten Free version of its popular and incredibly good for you, tasty Original granola!
So if you’re in the 1% of the UK that suffer from coeliac disease, are gluten intolerant or are simply living a gluten free lifestyle, then now you can enjoy a perfectly formed breakfast that tastes so good.
Lizi’s is the only cereal where the Glycaemic Load (GL) of a serving is measured – so you are assured of a healthy, high-fibre breakfast with slow energy release.
This means a gradual release of good carbs to maintain healthy blood sugar levels to keep you fuller for longer, stopping the urge for a quick ‘sugar fix’.
With Gluten Free, the oats have been carefully sourced to ensure they are uncontaminated from other crops – making it a delicious alternative for those looking for a perfect bowl of gluten free granola – just add milk or a dollop of yoghurt and top with a serving of fresh fruit!
We can confirm it is delicious, the kids have been enjoying it for breakfast with natural yogurt and a squirt of maple syrup! Yum! You can buy it now in Asda and Sainsbury’s 🙂
Nurture is a delicious, all-natural children’s drink designed with little ones’ health in mind. Enriched with vitamins and minerals proven to support healthy immunity* – and with no added sugar in sight – this half juice, half water miracle concoction offers the perfect way to keep youngsters happy, healthy and full of beans. Boasting the optimum daily amount of vitamins for 1-6 year-olds, including zinc, B vitamins and beta-glucans*, just one serving a day could really help to fill nutritional gaps for fussy eaters – making parents’ lives easier at the same time.
You can choose from Strawberry & Cherry and Orange & Pineapple , they are available for £1.99 per 4 pack which I don’t think is too expensive. The kids love them and I would happily buy these for packed lunches and picnics. It’s very reassuring to know they have lots of vitamins in and have no added sugar.
Special K are launching an amazing new range of products this summer and I have been lucky enough to get to try them all. You can now find all the products in all major supermarkets from just £1.99!
My favourite of them all has to be the super porridges, they are absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely be buying more when I have finished these off!
All these products are part of their ‘Live in Colour’ campaign which encourages women to live a life full of variety, choice and fun. You can read more about that over on the website.
I’ve been sent a 30 day trial of Skinade, previous to this I had never heard of Skinade and I am only 4 days into my trial so can’t tell you if it works or not yet but watch this space…
skinade is a multi-award winning, natural peach and mangosteen flavoured anti-ageing collagen drink containing a patent pending formulation of active ingredients that boosts your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. skinade improves the way your skin looks and feels in as little as 30 days.
skinade has been developed by leading UK scientists and is designed to provide a perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients to create one of the most advanced, effective and bio-available anti-ageing skincare products on the market today. skinade is an alternative approach to your skincare regime – a drink that works from the inside out.
Check out HAMMAMAS the clever cotton towel! They are super soft, super absorbent and come in an amazing range of colours and sizes! Brilliant for taking on holiday as they take up a lot less room in your suitcase than an ordinary beach towel and they can double up as a sarong, picnic blankets, rug, table-cloth and more! Not only are they super absorbent but they also dry super quick too and come in a fab little wet bag! They are really soft and get even softer the more you wash them!
We work closely with traditional weavers in rural Turkey to produce our Hammamas in the same way the towels have been created for generations. We source only local Turkish cotton as it’s the best quality money can buy. The combination of premium quality cotton and traditional weaves and techniques create a product that is of the highest quality, that’s soft, absorbent and lasts.
Head over and check out the website, this is one product that I think is genius!
Horrid Henry’s Big Box of Pranks
Fans of the hugely popular Horrid Henry books and BAFTA nominated TV series, will be thrilled to hear that a delightfully horrid new app, Horrid Henry’s Big Box of Pranks, will be released by P2 Entertainment this summer. Launching on July 2nd, the app will be available on iOS and Android devices for £2.99.
Big Box of Pranks is a collection of fun, fast and funny action-packed mini-games based on Henry’s love for all things mischievous! Featuring all the popular characters, theme music and SFX from the Horrid Henry TV series, players will be able to delve into Henry’s box of playful pranks for the ultimate prankster contest.
On entering the app, fans will first face ten prank challenges, which they must play as quickly as possible before they run out of lives. The difficulty level increases as the pranks progress and the action becomes more and more frantic as players must attempt to beat their own high score and to earn Prank Awards that unlock 5 additional new mini-games.
While the app is ideal for kids aged 5-12 years old it’s also great to play with family and friends as you compete to beat the highest score and ultimately be crowned ‘Lord High Excellent Majesty of Pranks’!
My Messy Adventure
For the first time ever, some of the best loved – and most feared – heroes and villains of Roald Dahl’s stories have been brought together in a brand new interactive adventure story, as part of a marvellously messy and ground-breaking partnership between Persil, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Quentin Blake.
The ‘My Messy Adventure’ story enables every child (and big kids!) to be the hero of their very own Roald Dahl story, where they will get to meet The Witches, Matilda or James (James and the Giant Peach) along the way. Free to play at www.persil.co.uk/Roald-Dahl, the story will encourage families to get outside and go exploring this summer.
The ‘My Messy Adventure’ story can be accessed on a smartphone or tablet, and is totally interactive and enriched by the outside world. This innovative new format allows children to enjoy Roald Dahl’s amazing stories and Quentin Blake’s iconic imagery in a way they have never experienced them before. The child will even feature in the story as a customisable Roald Dahl-themed avatar featuring completely new Quentin Blake illustrations for a fully personalised experience.
The adventure aims to encourage children and parents to embrace the power of technology to learn and experience the great outdoors on their doorstep. Ultimately the kids are in control as they are challenged by the characters they meet to complete messy challenges and tasks, such as hunting bugs or collecting dry leaves. The path they take will determine their unique and personal journey, culminating in a ‘digital scrapbook’ to showcase their exciting adventure. With several characters to choose from, the story guarantees hours of fun during the summer holidays.
What I’ve Been Watching
I was rather excited to get a notification from Netflix a couple of weeks ago to tell me that The Original season 2 was now available to watch!!!! I love love love The Vampire Diaries and The Originals and have already watched season 2! I loved it and am really hoping that there will be a season 3!
What I’ve Been Reading
Hmmm yeh no comment 😉
I’ve been useless at picking up books this month, I have only read a couple of chapters of Grey so far so can’t really tell you what it’s like, I hope to have more reads to share with you next month 🙂
Well that’s all for this month, don’t forget to contact me soon if you have a product that you would like to see in September’s edition!