Tuesday, 4 November 2014

October Product Review Round Up

October Product Review Round Up

The Pointless Book by Alfie Deyes

Those of you that don't know him, Alfie Deyes is a YouTuber who has a channel called PointlessBlog where he shares the most random of video's and has a great daily vlog too! He is currently dating fellow Youtuber Zoella (you may have seen her on her channel or on TV..or billboards...) and is a really well known YouTube celebrity. 
Now that the introductions are done I will get to the review. I got Alfie's book The Pointless Book for my birthday and it is great fun. It is essentially a journal but each page has a little activity on. From crosswords to pulling the page out, writing a message and popping it in a book at the library (as you can tell most are silly and 'Pointless').
I really like the idea of completing this book, filling it with my answers and doodles and passing it to Ted when he is a teenager. He can find out what a total cool kid his Mum was at 26!

I would say this was predominantly aimed at teenage girls as they are PointlessBlog's main demographic. I can imagine it being in most 13 year olds Christmas Wish List and rightfully so, I think Alfie is a pretty good role model and I would rather my child looked up to him than the likes of that Bieber idiot!

Mummy Stuff Bag by SewLomax

This little bag is very cute and a nice gift idea for Mummy's. SewLomax make hand embroidered accessories that are super stylish and unique. This pouch is about the size of a small makeup bag and is designed to store Mummy essentials. 

It fits nicely into Ted's changing bag and although many would use it for makeup I decided to use mine to store my camera cables and accessories! The hand embroidered detail on the front is simple but effective and I love the signature SewLomax Bobbin on the zipper. 

You can check out the full range on their website.

Length: 19cm Height: 13cm Width: 6cm

Little Tikes Vacuum Cleaner - Asda

As I have mentioned on the blog before I love the fact that Asda do Little Tikes toys as they are one of my favourite toy brands. This Little Helpers Vacuum Cleaner was in the 2 for £14 deal a few weeks ago in store and online. 

When this toy arrived I was a bit surprised at how small it is. Aimed at 3+ years I am not sure that many 3 year olds would be small enough to use it standing up as the hose is quite short. I then looked on the website and saw the child was sitting down using it so perhaps it isn't made to be a pull along vacuum? It does however have a gentle suction power so can suck some bit's up which is good fun and the tiny balls spin about when turned on. 

Ted wasn't really that interested in the vacuum function so perhaps we will try it again when he is a bit older and see how he gets on, he spent most of the time pulling it along and waving it above his head! 

A final heads up...this was a pain to get out of the box...you will need a screwdriver!

Aldi Maternity Range

I was very excited lately when I was sent an Aldi Baby Changing Bag to review for you. I love Aldi as I am sure you well know and the fact they now do a budget maternity range and more baby products make me so excited! 

The maternity range is so much of a bargain that you can get a nursing bra, leggings, dress, long sleeve nursing top and changing bag all for £50! 

Maternity leggings - £6.99
Nursing bra - £6.99
Maternity feeding top - £9.99
Ladies maternity dress - £11.99 
Baby changing bag - £14.99

The bag is fab, it reminds me of the Pacapod Jura changing bags, even the pattern is similar so I am amazed Aldi have got away with that one! This bag is just £14.99 which is a fantastic price, I have one changing bag that is worth £70 so know they are quite an expensive piece of baby kit.

The fold out zipped flap is great for easy access to nappies and changing mat which comes with the bag. The detachable strap comes off easily but is also very strong, I usually cram ours full and it easily holds the weight.

The pattern isn't the most beautiful and we have the brown/red version, I prefer plainer bags without the print but for the price you can't complain. It certainly isn't hideous! I also like the little zip pocket on the front which I use for my 'Mummy bits' like phone, keys and purse, this means I don't have to rummage about in the main bag trying to hunt them down!

As well as the maternity range Aldi have introduced more baby items to their extensive baby and toddler range including these adorable shoes we got Ted for £4.50 a pair. I love them but sadly they don't stay on his feet due to the lack of support at the heels. They just seem to slip off the back of his feet which is a real shame.

*Some of these products were sent for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

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