What Toys Have We Been Reviewing This Summer ?

Eowyn has been having a fantastic time with all the new toys that she has been sent to review, at the age of 8, she has the best of both, she is still classed in the younger age range for dolls and prams, but just squeezes in to the older category for Arts & Crafts. She has four different toys to showcase for you this month.

Be a secret agent just like McKeyla McAlister with your very own personal, digital notebook. With fun phrases directly from the character in the TV show, a booklet containing secret missions, hidden compartments and a special NeRDy bracelet, being an agent has never been more fun! The Notebook also ties into the free app, Project Mc2 Case Files, for even more action.

*Compatible with Apple iPhone only. Recommended age 6+

Eowyn is a HUGE Project Mc2 Fan and she is always making up little secret clubs with her friends so this journal was perfect, she even got her two brothers involved, playing spy games! Her brothers were facinated that she could open the journal with her bracelet, but no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t just open it!

Priced at £19.99 it is perfect for girls who like all things spy and secret clubs, you can purchase the journal at Smyths

Baby Annabell Brother (RRP £54.99) 

Just like his sister, Baby Annabell Brother has lots of realistic functions – and now he wets his nappy too! Love and care for him just like a real baby.

Most of the time the Interactive Baby Annabell Brother Doll is happy and babbles in his baby language, but when he falls asleep any noise could wake him and cause him to cry real tears! Soothe him with his bottle and watch as his eyes open and close. The Baby Annabell Brother Doll has realistic babbling, giggling, sucking and burping sounds!


  • Makes baby movements, babbling and noises
  • Comes with bottle, dummy and comforter

For ages 3 years and over

Eowyn still loves dolls, especially now that Viggo is nearly 4, and is over half her size, she can no longer cart him around like a little baby! I think it is lovely to still see her playing with dolls, being my youngest daughter, I don’t want her to grow up too quickly, Eowyn had a sleepover for her 8th birthday and it was so lovely to see all of her seven friends still enjoying playing with the dolls and taking them for a walk in the prams and pushchairs.

Eowyn named him Alfie, and he was very lifelike, as a few occasions I heard her sigh deeply when he woke up! Maybe these would be good for older teens who think being a mum is all lovely cuddles and pushing large prams!


Num Noms Series 3 Deluxe Lunchbox.

Add this Num Noms Deluxe Pack to your Num Noms collection and create sweet, scented recipes! Scented Nums are adorable, squishy characters with tons of personality. The Noms are a scented stamp and eraser! Stack the Nums on top of the Noms to make 1,200+ sweet scented combinations.

Mix and match Num Noms to create sweet, scented recipes! Collect 85+ Num Noms in Series 3!

  • Series 3: Marshmallows, Doughnuts, Candy, Fruits and Veggies
  • Ten scented Nums (outer) in a variety of flavours and food groups. Includes one mystery Num
  • Two scented Nom (inner) eraser and stamp
  • Package includes a taste of multiple food themes in the series and can be recycled as a storage case
  • Includes collector’s menu. Collect them all and look for special edition Num Noms!
  • Mix and match with past and future Num Noms series.

Eowyn and all her friends are HUGE Num Noms fans, with many of them having enormous collections of Num Noms. Presently we are on series 3, although the next series is due imminently.

Eowyn enjoys making lots of different creations, and her two younger brothers love squishing them and sniffing them! Currently available from Amazon priced at £18.50 this is slightly more than I would spend on one of Eowyns friends for their birthday, but definitely for my nieces birthday, and there are smaller sets that would be great for friends birthday gifts.

Gel – A -Peel

The perfect intersection of fashion + design. Design. Peel. Wear. Share. Gel-A-Peel allows you to express yourself through your own designer creations! your friends will be dying to know where you got them and join in the fun of making more together! Eowyn tried out the pastel set, and then used the decorations she had made to decorate her jewellery box.

The recommended age for doing Gel-A-Peel alone is 8, and I agree with this, I let Eowyn do the entire process by herself, I am not very artistic so I didn’t have any deep burning desires to change anything she did, yes it’s pretty messy, but its hers!

You can purchase the pastel set from Amazon it comes with

  • 3 Gel-a-Peel tubes
  • 16 design templates
  • Gel tray with squeegee tool to make gel shapes and gems!
  • 5 designer tips: 3 round, 1 rake, 1 star
  • Clear drawing sheet, Cleaning tool. Accessory hardware

So, that’s what Eowyn has been playing with and testing out this summer, do you have any of these, is there a particular favourite in your house ?

Comments (1)

  • Rhian Westbury

    August 16, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Ohh the secret agent journal sounds like just my kind of thing, I’d have definitely had something like that when I was a kid x

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