Product Review - VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

~ Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2013 at 8:40 AM ~

I am a fan of wall stickers so when I came across the opportunity to review this cute family vinyl wall stickers, of course I immediately go ahead for it! I browsed through the website selection for family type of wall stickers, mind you, there are tons of designs to choose from but what I had on mind was something like stick figurines so the one that I chose is the VW family vinyl design even though none of us own any VW.

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VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Description from the product page:
"Show off your unique family on the family car with our vinyl decal family kits and mix and match stick family car decals. Every member of the family is special, which is why you get to pick and choose individual stick family decals to represent each of the unique members of your family on your car or even walls. There are stick family car decals for every member of the family, from baby figure stickers to grandparents figure decals to choose from. You can choose to add stick family members for those other things that define who your family is our pets stick people and other car family decals. Looking for untraditional vinyl decal family kits? Or vinyl decal family kits are a fun twist on the typical car window stickers family, with different themes to choose from, ranging from sports to Star Wars family decals. "

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The wall sticker came in a nice packaging and with proper and easy to follow instructions on how to apply the wall stickers. I did not use all the family / animals figurines as we don't have any dogs or cats or babies (for now hahaha) so I only put up the mummy, daddy, little boy and little girl figurines.

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Now let me explain a bit why I ended up applying the wall stickers on a ermm... our bathroom door instead of on a wall. You see, there might be some possibility of our room being repaint so I thought, we won't be having our bathroom door changed so tadaaaa... bathroom door it is! 

I asked my 3.5 years old boy whether he wants to stand next to mummy or daddy and my boy said 'Stand next to mummy!' so alright... I got on to gently peel off the figurines and apply it one by one. It is a bit difficult for me as the figurines are very thin (stick figures you see!) and I was quite worried I might accidentally folded the stickers!

Anyway, after a few minutes I managed to put all 4 figurines nicely next to each other while my boy hover next to me and my girl safely in her playpen tried to see what is happening. Once I was done, I carried my girl out and let her explore the wall stickers, at the same time explaining to my 2 kiddos who they represents in our family.

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

Close up shot of our family hahahaha... I love it even though we do not own any VW car, I think this is a cute way to spice up a room!

VW Family Vinyl Walls Sticker

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You can view more designs at http://www.vinyldisorder.com/familykits.html

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Product Review - Anywayup

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 at 2:01 PM ~

I always have the weirdest and luckiest luck ever! Or maybe the Twitter fairy is being kind to me... Anyway, I stumbled upon this tweet message looking for bloggers to review their products and I replied them asking whether they are OK with international bloggers, and my oh my, they are happy to provide me a product of my choice from their website for my review! So here goes my review for the "Anywayup 360° Toddler cup & Anywayup 360° Junior cup ":

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Anywayup

Description from the product page:
"The Anywayup cup was the world's first and best totally non-spill cup. Invented by mum and entrepreneur, Mandy Haberman, this award-winning iconic product will be re-launched soon by Haberman Products. "

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I am so thrilled to be given 2 products for my review: Anywayup 360° Toddler cup for Alyson and Anywayup 360° Junior cup for Benjamin. The cups came in eco-friendly packaging which is easy to open and has a real tiny pamphlet inside the cup with the product's description and instructions.

Pictures below are the Anywayup 360° Junior cup for my 45 months old boy, Benjamin. I asked for the red colored cup as my 3.5 years old boy loves red color things. I've also took apart everything in this cup so you can see how it works. It has an innovative circular valve system which with gentle sipping allows toddlers to drink from anywhere around the rim.

Anywayup

My boy currently drinks from his straw cup, he can also drink straight from a cup (though I still get butterflies in my tummy everytime I see him holding and hovering the cup over to his mouth - quite paranoid of spills, really!) The cool thing with this cup is it allows my boy the independence to drink from a cup (without handles!) and yet give me the assurance there will be NO spills at all! The rubberised layer at the rim actually prevents spillage and there's this rubber layer at the base of the cup which holds the cup pretty well and prevents it from sliding away. I love it!

To be honest, I think my boy expected the moment he tilt the cup, the water will flow straight to his mouth (like how water in a cup works) so it took a while for him to get used to drinking from this cup as he needs to learn to sip through the rim in order for the water to go into his mouth. But once he got the idea and concept, he drinks water so fast that I have to top it up in a minute!

Anywayup

Pictures below are the Anywayup 360° Toddler cup for my 15 months old girl, Alyson. I asked for the red colored cup as well as I don't want my kiddos to be fighting over different colors so might as well get the same color for them hahaha... I've also took apart everything in this cup so you can see how it works. It has the same innovative circular valve system which with gentle sipping allows toddlers to drink from anywhere around the rim, the only difference I can see is this cup has 2 rubberised handles at the side.

Anywayup

My girl currently drinks from her straw sippy cup. The cool thing with this cup is it allows my girl to transition to a cup (with handles for now!) and yet give me the assurance there will be NO spills at all! Like her brother's cup, the rubberised layer at the rim actually prevents spillage and there's this rubber layer at the base of the cup which holds the cup pretty well and prevents it from sliding away. Love love love this!

Anywayup

Unlike her brother, it doesn't take long at all for my girl to get used to drinking from this cup, maybe because she is still breastfeeding and still knows how to suckle properly to get water (breastmilk from me). One thing she is still getting used to is to hold the handles properly as she likes to hold the cup itself like her brother.

Anywayup

One thing I would like to highlight is the few occasions where my daughter drops her cup from her playpen (about 3 feet from floor) and there are some water spillage (more like water droplets) as the impact of the fall from the height causes some vibrations to the rubberised rim on the cup and hence spilling some water from the cup. But otherwise, with proper handling of the cup during drinking, totally no spills at all, even when my kiddos turned the cup upside down.

Very good products which I totally recommend!

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You can get more info at http://www.anywayup.com/products.html

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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iPad App Review - Super Monkey Jr.

~ Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM ~

It is quite rare that I promote apps which is free and one that I did not get pitched or requested for review. But I just have to share my review of this app because it is so far, so good! It is currently one of the favorite apps on my iPad. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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Super Monkey Jr

* Title: Super Monkey Jr.
* Price: Free (at the time of my review)
* Category: Games
* Updated: Oct 31, 2012
* Version: 1.1
* Size: 36.4 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: TribePlay Limited
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Description from the product page:

"This game is totally free! Join Super Monkey Jr. to help the animal world! There are 5 missions in the game to accomplish such as putting out fire, saving little animals from the water, driving a cool hero van, help Super Monkey Jr. to exit a maze and rescuing poor captured animals. Animal world awaits the help of your child. Get ready for some heroic actions!"

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* There are 5 mini games in this app: Fire Fight, Crazy Rescue, Valiant Drive, Corridor Craze and Cage Count.

* The Corridor Craze game is one of the games that I love seeing my 3.5 years old boy play!Take a look at the screenshot below which I managed to capture right after my boy drew the path to help the monkey find its way out. I love seeing my boy's face as he figures out how to help the monkey out through the maze.

Super Monkey Jr

* I like the exciting music background and the illustrations are very cute and eye catching too!

* The other 4 mini games are equally fun to play with as well, and I like that my boy is learning things while playing!

* In the Fire Fight game, he learns to multitasks and focus on more than 1 thing at a time - in the sense he needs to help put out the fire as it breaks out in the building.

* In the Valiant Drive game, he learns to maneuver his car and make sure he pays attention to other cars on the road and not get into accidents.

Super Monkey Jr

* In the Crazy Rescue game, he learns to differentiate the colors and help rescue the animals of different colors by putting/dragging them back to their respective boat colors.

* In the Cage Count game, he learns to identify with numbers (something which I am still trying to teach him).

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You can get the "Super Monkey Jr." app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, the application is free on iTunes Store at the time of my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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