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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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  1. Whats That Smell!

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    My husband insists he is going to have the words "What's That Smell" engraved on my headstone. I very often walk into a room and say those infamous words, so when we were given an opportunity to review the new game "What's That Smell?" from WowWee, we jumped at the chance.  

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    If you have teenagers you have probably already been through the food challenges they love to do and sometimes the worse the better, so we thought that this was an ideal game for a teenagers sleepover, because taking a sniff can make you a winner! 

    The game includes:

    • 48 mystery whiff cards
    • 4 STANK cards & scent-barrier bags
    • 6 cardholders
    • a sheet of whiff strips
    • scorepad
    • Instructions for 2-6 players ages 14+

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    The best games are always the most simple ones and thankfully the format of this game is really simple. Every player has a card, the timer starts and you scratch and sniff using your whiff strip then write down the answer on your score pad. You get awarded extra points for guessing which category the scent is from and for sharing your funniest memory with it. 

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    Some of the smells are sweet but there are also smells that are downright awful. I am not afraid to admit some definitely hit my gag reflex!  The winner of each round is crowned the Nose-It-All and gets to nominate someone to suffer the Whiff of Shame – 3 big sniffs of one the disgusting Stank Cards! ( I wouldn't recommend eating before doing this!!)

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    This game can be played with or without the app. We didn't use it but think it could add another dimension to the game and you can use the app to track the number of players and sniffing time, earn extra bonus points by comparing guesses with other people who played the game, and record the priceless Whiff Of Shame. 

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    We played this with the teenagers but can imagine an evening with friends, fuelled by a few cheeky drinks and this could be a hilarious game for adults too! 

    What's That Smell? game is not for the feint hearted but it is horrific and hilarious in equal measures and we hope that WowWee will add extension packs with new ranges of smells in the future.

    It would be a perfect gift this Christmas and we are delighted to be able to give our readers the chance to win the What's That Smell? Game which retails for £24.99 with Amazon, Smyths and Argos.

     

    What's That Smell?

    • This giveaway is open to all UK residents only, and you must be over 18 years of age to enter.
    • ONE winner will be chosen via Gleam and announced on this page.
    • The winner will be contacted by e-mail within 7 days of competition ends. If they do not respond within 28 days another winner may be chosen.
    • Your details will be passed to Wire PR, but will not be passed onto any third parties by Little Lilypad Co.
    • The prize will be sent directly to the winner from Wire PR.
    • Any damage to the prize is not Little Lilypad Co's responsibility.
    • The company reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of a similar type/value if the prize above is not available.
    • Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified.
    • End date 25/11/2018

      

  2. Back To School With Moj Moj!

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    Back to School. It seems like we have been back for weeks now. 

    The alarm clock goes off every morning and the dawning realisation that I have to brave the school run again dawns on me. The girls both (thankfully) enjoy school so once they are up there is never a huge drama about going (it is usually me they have to drag out of bed). 

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    After the first week or so back, we were thrilled to receive a goody bag from our friends at Moj Moj. We like to think it was a reward for surviving the first week back at school and both girls dived into the mega bag of goodies to see what they had been sent. 

    As you can see, it was a truly great bag of goodies!

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    Moj Moj are a big favourite in our house at the moment and we have talked about them recently on the blog. They are one of our current favourite collectibles as Moj Moj squish, squash and stretch and are totally adorable. Moj Moj are perfect for cute little collectors aged 5 and up.

    Each creature belongs to their own group of family which include Adventure Seekers, Party Animals, Couch Potatoes, Happy Campers, Sun Bathers and Day Dreamers.

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    Each "blind bag" pack contains two Moj Moj and there are so many to collect, duplicates don't happen very often but even if they do, swapping with your sister, or your friends is half the fun. There are 95 squishy Moj Moj to collect and they come in all shapes and sizes with different animals and fun, bright colours to squash and squish.

    You can buy Moj Moj mystery packs at Smyths Toys, they are £3.99 a pack which makes them ideal pocket money treats. We are therefore thrilled to be running a little giveaway at the moment for you to win your own Moj Moj bundle so if you want to be in with a chance to win your own Moj Moj to squish and squeeze, just enter below. 

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    Terms & Conditions

    The Prize:  1 x Moj Moj bundle (1 prize)

    The winners will be chosen at random by the random winner generator on Gleam and notified within 7 working days by email
    There is no monetary equivalent.
    Little Lilypad Co take no /responsibility for loss or damage in the despatch of prizes
    If the prize is unclaimed within 7 days we reserve the right to redraw the winner.
    End Date 29/09/2018

     

  3. The Original Moj Moj : Giveaway

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    It is no secret that my girls love a collectible and if you mix a collectible with a squishy toy, what do you get? A Moj Moj (and happy children). 

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    Moj Moj squish, squash and stretch and are totally adorable. Moj Moj are perfect for cute little collectors aged 5 and up. The characters include family groups such as Adventure Seekers, Party Animals, Couch Potatoes, Happy Campers, Sun Bathers and Day Dreamers ... not to mention the sparkles!

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    MGA Entertainment, Inc are the makers of some your favorite brands including our other favourites L.O.L. Surprise! and they totally understand that as parents we want children's toys to be safe. So it is good to know that their toys are  subjected to a rigorous testing process that not only meets, but quite often exceeds legal requirements. 

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    Each Moj Moj pack is priced at £4 but we are thrilled to be able to give you the chance to win a Moj Moj bundle of 5 packs (each including 2 Moj Moj). There are over 95 to collect so lots of chances to find new little creatures to squish and maybe you’ll strike lucky and find one of the ultra-rare characters in your packs.

    All you need to do is enter below: 

     Moj Moj giveaway

    Terms & Conditions

    The Prize:  1 x Moj Moj bundle (1 prize)

    The winners will be chosen at random by the random winner generator on Gleam and notified within 7 working days by email
    There is no monetary equivalent.
    Little Lilypad Co take no /responsibility for loss or damage in the despatch of prizes
    If the prize is unclaimed within 7 days we reserve the right to redraw the winner.
    End Date 29/09/2018

  4. Fab Lab Review & Competition

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    Summer is finally here and the schools have now broken up for the holidays. You would think that this would be enough to put smiles on the childrens faces wouldn't you but in an effort to stave off the inevitable "I'm bored" chant, we have been fortunate enough to review the Interplay Fab Lab Festival Tattoo and Tie Dye Sets.

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    I thought that the teenager would love the festival tattoos as we have done a lot of festival glitter over the past few months but it was the 6 year old that was the biggest fan. They are so easy to apply that I found her cutting out the tattoos herself with the safety scissors provided and simply putting them on her skin, wetting with the sponge and voila, she has a tattoo!

    It really is that easy! 

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    Applying the tattoos to her face obviously need a little more help and assistance but there is no tricky application or fiddly process, you very simply remove the plastic film from the image you select and then put onto your face (or other part of your body). Then wet the sponge provided and apply over the tattoo. It takes less than a minute for the tattoo to transfer onto the skin.

    We have found the tattoos to be quite water resistent and some of them have lasted 4-5 days, whereas others were less so but you do need the removal oil to clear them off completely. I just hope that the bottle lasts for all the tattoos that are included!  

    The FabLab Festival Face Tattoos retail at £12.99, so is well priced and would make an ideal birthday gift too.

    * Easy to apply and easy to remove with the tattoo removal oil provided.

    * Also includes glitter tattoos to add sparkle and to customise your look!

    * Great fun to do and perfect for festivals, parties and sleepovers!

    * Contains no harmful chemicals. Fully tested and 100% non-toxic

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    The tie dye look has made a triumphant return, (I didn't know it had ever left to be honest) with vibrantly tie-dyed clothes featuring all over the NYFW, Milan and recent fashion show runways.  The FabLab Designer Tie Dye set has ingredients for 5 t-shirts with 4 bright colours. 

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    This set is suitable for over 8 years of age so I set the teenager and her friend the task of trying it out. I purposefully left them to it and didn't intervene as I wanted to see just how easy it was (and to assess their ability to read instructions). They were delighted at the opportunity to tie dye their old school shirts following the end of term and set to work on creating a master piece.

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    I have to admit to being a little nervous but they protected the surfaces and themselves as ultimately it does contain chemicals so you need to be safe too. It is important not to let the chemicals to come into contact with any part of the body, particularly the mouth and eyes and to keep small children and animals away from the work area at all times.

    The kit kept them busy for well over half an hour and it was great to see them creating and away from their phone screens for a while. (I will update this post with their final creations once they are dry)

    The FabLab Designer Tie Dye Set is priced at a really affordable £9.99 and as it will make approx 5 shirts, it is great value for money.

    * It is fun and easy to do and the 8 page instruction booklet explains the techniques to get the latest trendy looks.

    * The Kit contains 4 dyes in applicator bottles, rubber bands and PVC lab gloves.

    The abillity to create doesn't just stop at shirts and tshirts, you could do hats or anything you put your mind to (within reason I guess). 

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    If you think your children might enjoy these activities over the summer holidays, why not enter our giveaway?

    Good luck!

     FabLab Festival Tattoo & Designer Tie Dye Giveaway

     

    Terms & Conditions

    The Prize: FabLab Festival Face Tattoo & Designer Tie Dye Set

    The winners will be chosen at random by the random winner generator on Gleam and notified within 7 working days by email
    There is no monetary equivalent.
    Little Lilypad Co take no /responsibility for loss or damage in the despatch of prizes
    If the prize is unclaimed within 7 days we reserve the right to redraw the winner.
    End Date 17/08/2018