Sunday, 23 April 2017

Review: Rattan Direct 5 Drawer Rustic Brown Storage Set

If you have a teenager then the chances are that they are not exactly tidy. I mean I'm not suggesting that ll of them are lazy and a bit messy, but what I will say is that mine is. We are always looking for new ways to store her bits and bobs, clothes, perfumes, PJs, etc. The fact is - if she hasn't got any decent storage then things just end up on the floor - or "floordrobe" as I like to call it. Couple this with the fact that she actually has the smallest bedroom in the house then this makes for a pretty disastrous room. I am always in and out trying to pick up bits that she has dropped on the floor - it drives me mad, I'll be honest.

That is why I was really excited to review this rustic drawer set from Rattan Direct. Now normally I would picture rattan in a conservatory, but when they were delivered I thought they would be perfect for Emily's room. I was not wrong.

The sturdy chest of drawers is in rustic brown and has five deep, well-made drawers. It is quite tall and thin and in itself saves space in her room. The drawers fit lots of things in - perfect for hiding away all of her unsightly bits and bobs. Once the drawers are closed, they really do make the room look great. They are also sturdy enough for her to put her CD player on top.

The drawers arrived fully assembled so there was no messing about. I just lifted them upstairs and we were good to go. As you can see from the pictures - these are a great addition to her room, and I honestly don't really know what we would do without them.

This particular set was £149 - which is a great price for an item of furniture which would definitely last. Rattan Direct have lots more furniture on their website. If you were looking to kit out a conservatory I would definitely give them a try.

For now I am content with just keeping Emily's mess in check, and these do the job perfectly for me.

Disclosure: I was sent the chest of drawers free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are our own.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Review: Lalaloopsy Glitter Hair-Dough Doll Tress Twist 'n' Braid

Our girls are massive fans of Lalaloopsy. They love everything about her and can often be found playing with their toys in the bedroom, in the living room, in the back garden... you get the picture! We were very excited to be sent the Lalaloppsy Glitter Hair-Dough doll - it looks amazing, and we were intrigued to find out what weird and wonderful things we could do with her!
This doll is designed for you to be able to make her hair, twist it, braid it, and even cut it - and start again. It includes everything you need; the doll, the hair dough, scissors and hair accessories. Our girls love playing with dolls and creating hairstyles for their dolls hair, so I knew that they would be all over this special doll.

As you can see from the photos, our girls adore this doll. They spent quite a long time playing with the hair and creating lots of different styles. I obviously had to make sure that they were sharing - they are at that age where they can bicker over things. Fortunately they are starting to learn that "sharing is caring" and they do have such a good time when they play nicely together. It was great to see them working as a team to make Lalaloopsy have funky hair.

This doll is recommended for children over the age of 8 - but I did supervise my children throughout and they were fine. Prices start from £29.99 and I am sure children would love to play with this doll - I know we had a lovely afternoon together.

Disclosure: We were sent this doll for the purpose of the review. All words and views are our own.

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