Thursday 27 February 2020

The Dream Pillow Day Dreamimals Sharkie - Review

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Back in November, you might remember we reviewed the Dream Pillow with E and she absolutely loved it - she still sleeps with it every night changing up the "dream" that she puts inside regularly.

As well as the original Dream Pillow, they also do a range called Day Dreamimals. These are smaller versions of the Dream Pillow on a keyring style loop. C was very excited to receive a Sharkie character Day Dreamimal as he liked the idea of E's Lamby.

The Day Dreamimal works in a slightly different way to the Dream Pillow. With Dream Pillow, you get a little cloud shaped block of dream cards to write down what you'd like to dream about that night and pop in inside before you go to sleep. With Day Dreamimals, it is to be used at the start of the day, writing or drawing your positive thoughts for throughout that day or what you'd like to daydream about. It is sort of like manifesting for the duration of your day. The Day Dreamimals come with a mini sized block of dream cards so they are perfect for travelling or taking with you on the go. 

C has decided to keep his Sharkie attached to his schoolbag. He does get anxious at school so he likes to write something positive inside before he heads off and I feel like the idea of what he's written being so close to him throughout the day helps him to have a better day with less worries. He talks about what he'd written that morning when he gets home so it definitely seems to me that he is liking having Sharkie with him every day.

The Day Dreamimals are super cute and soft and perfect for snuggling. As well as the Sharkie design, you can also get Lamby and Pinkie. They retail at £8.95 from the Dream Pillow website.

Wednesday 26 February 2020

UniVerse | Slimy Unicorn Collectibles - Review

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My daughter E is like any typical five year old girl - unicorn obsessed! Add slime into the mix and you've got the perfect toy.

UniVerse are emoji-themed clouds that need to be submerged in water to reveal a surprise inside.

We filled our bowl with slightly warm water and E set to work dunking a UniVerse cloud inside. After a few seconds, the cloud disintegrates and the water turns into slime! As a parent, I am not a fan of slime at all but E loves it. She wasn't too fussed of the texture and smell of this one though, I think it does depend on how much water you use and what temperature it is - maybe we used too little!

The slime/water turns a different colour, for each cloud this gives you a clue as to which world the UniVerse unicorn is from; orange for Sweet Treats Landing, yellow for Pet Party Peak, Red for Nummy Bay, Pink for Glam-a-Ganza Land, purple for Superstar City, blue for Funtasyland and green for Mist-terious Land.

You will then find four blind bags ready to be opened. Inside, you'll discover your unicorn, some accessories, a best friend for your unicorn and a card with more information about your new unicorn such as what their favourite food is, their likes and dislikes and how uni-que or rare they are. These work like scratchcards and it is recommended to use your unicorns horn to scratch them off but we found the hoof worked better.

There is a collector's sheet that comes with each cloud so you can tick off who you get and you will also find a key that tells you if they are special in any way. We managed to get a good variety in our UniVerse clouds with unicorns from a few different lands as well as a translucent one and a glow in the dark one! My personal favourite was definitely my namesake - Bun Appetit Becca! 

As much as I disliked the mess, E absolutely loved the idea of UniVerse as they are a little bit different. The unicorn characters are great as they have their own little personalities and can be used in lots of different types of play.

UniVerse from Spinmaster retail at around £9.99 each but are available from Smyths at £4.99 at the time of publication.