The Ultimate in Girl Toys – Guest Reviews – ENTER TO WIN!

Blngles and Glitzi Globes

In my family, I am 1 of 4 kids and the baby might I add. My sister is the first born being 10 years apart from me and then there is my brother who is 8 years apart from me and lastly my other brother who is 4 years older than me so I really grew up playing with Transformers and G.I Joe’s (which I had no problem with at all), but not really your average girl toy. I have to say that walking through a toy store, I am always checking out the girl toys just of your pure curiosity (I have two boys, one of which is obsessed with Angry Birds and Superheroes) and wow, they have come a long way.

I was sent two girl toys to review, Glitzi Globes and Blingles which I passed along to two of my reviewers (full disclosure: I was kinda tempted to do the testing myself LOL). Here is what they have to say about each:

GLITZI GLOBES
Reviewer: Melissa C

I allowed my daughter to help open the package when we got this toy, when it was finally open her eyes completely lit up and she was sooo excited. Her first words were “OMG mom SNOW GLOBES!!! Can we actually make them ourselves?” we got right at it, I read the instructions explained exactly how to do it and she started immediately. It was sooo easy to understand and I also found she was able to do it without assistance and she is 5. She pulled out all the pieces and filled her globes and completed her first globe! she was sooo amazed and right away asked if she could keep them in her room!!

Things I loved:
1)I loved that the glitter was in tablets so easy to slip in and shake!
2) So easy to poor the water in the globe with bottle that is provided (which is great because there is no cleanup required)
3) love the fun and colourful display case for all you completed globes
Things that could improve:

1) The water bottle they provide could be bigger or they could provide with multiples so you dont need to keep filling when making the larger globes- you had to fill about 3-4 times to fill the large globe

2) Next time I would use 2 small tablets as opposed to the big tablet for the large globe because you need to shake it quite a bit and really hard for the glitter to disappear as opposed to the smaller ones is about 2 shakes.
Overall, so fun and so easy with little to no mess! I would definitely buy this as a gift for someone as well as buy more to complete our set!
Glitzi Globes
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BLINGLES
Reviewer: Hailey K
My 5.5 year old daughter was given the opportunity to try a great toy called Blingles. She was so excited to start it right away. I had to help her set it up and go through the instructions with her. She loved the different colour jems and the choices of designes. Once I put it in front of her she was ready to go.
I thought it would be a independent activity but it required lots of help. She found the toy to be very organized and pretty to look at and go through, however the jems would not stick to the pen and the pen was small and hard to control. Some if the tools were hard to manipulate. Once we did it together she seemed a lot happier to keep playing with it. Once the Blingle was finished she loved the way it turned out and stuck it to the back of my phone.  Sometimes the jems move around on my phone but I just move them back into place.
My daughter enjoyed using the Blingles. She is a independent girl and keeps asking to use it again and the more she does the easier it is for her to do it herself.
Blingles
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These are just two more ideas that would make great gifts for the holidays .. and on that note … I am giving a Glitzi Globes away to one lucky reader!!! It’s easy to enter, here’s how: (open to Canadian residents only)

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Where to Buy:
Glizi Globes: Target, Sears, Walmart, Toys R Us
Blingles: Target, Sears, Walmart, Toys R Us, Canadian Tire, Superstore
Price on both: $24.99

Thanks Melissa and Hailey for your great reviews
T.
xo

Disclosure: I was given both products to try which I have provided free of charge to my guest reviewers. Their opinions are their own! Permission was granted from both reviewers to use  their children’s pictures.

Comments

  1. I like that it comes with a display case
    thanks

  2. Love the no mess part! Love giving gifts that encourage creativity & crafting!

  3. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Love that it is an easy craft kit for a kid to complete, there is no mess and they can display the finished product. What a great idea!

  4. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I love the display case

  5. I love that it’s DIY

  6. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like that it is easy to do with easy cleanup. Looks like fun!

  7. The fact that the kids “do it themselves” is the best thing. they addore to do crafts like this

  8. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I loved that the glitter was in tablets so easy to slip in and shake.

  9. I like that it has the display case

  10. i love the display case and also how they sparkle i seen them on tv i wish i had them when i was a little girl

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