My magic Star Projection Cube

My magic Star Projection Cube!

Dear mummy, we’re always on the hunt to find products that make your life easier and my life magical. A couple of weeks ago we found something so cool that we just had to share.

I have a Cloud B nightlight which I love, but I wish we’d found this product by LifeMax sooner.
LifeMax Star Projection CubeWe’re reviewing a Star Projection Cube by a company called LifeMax. We’d never heard of this company and were amazed at the range of products they supply. LifeMax is like an innovation centre for all things health & wellbeing and tech. Visiting their website is a bit like viewing a programme from Tomorrow’s World (something my mummy used to watch back in the day).

LifeMax sell products ranging from high-tech gadgets and gifts to lighting solutions and wellbeing products. They are local to us and based in Thatcham, Berkshire, UK. They are renowned in the care industry.
It’s not the sort of place you’d think to look for a child’s nightlight, but we stumbled on them from Amazon.
LifeMax Star Projection Cube buttonsWe wanted to test this all singing, all dancing high-tech nightlight and we were amazed when we received the product. It’s fabricated in China and complies with all UK safety certificates.

It’s not what we expected when it came through the door. A small white box, it measures 10.7 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm. It doesn’t look very big I think and it’s awfully light! It’s super lightweight infact and feels like if you were to drop it, it would break.

But don’t let looks deceive you it’s packed with magic! It’s like a little box of tricks! I’ve already dropped it a couple of times much to my mummy’s dismay and it works fine! Sturdy little thing!

It’s not just for little people either. My mummy spent hours listening to the natural sounds while in the bath and found it very relaxing. There’s a heartbeat, rainforest, babbling brook, bird song and ocean sounds along with sweet lullabies and music. Perfect for newborns.
LifeMax Star Projection Cube LightsThe reason we were drawn to it was because it projected stars onto the ceiling. We hunted high and low for a star projection nightlight. I have a fascination with stars and love to see them on my ceiling when I go to bed at night. If I wake in the middle of the night, the stars calm me down and send me back to sleep.

The added bonus is that the lights change colour through the spectrum of the rainbow which is mesmerizing.

It also boasts a whole host of sounds and music. Which sound so realistic! My mummy’s favourite sound is the seaside. Amazing! Close your eyes and you are almost there!! My mummy loves to chill out to the soothing nature sounds. The mixture of lullabies and natural sounds is unusual and we haven’t come across this before and it’s perfect for the whole family who might need help to relax. We only wished we’d found this when I was a smaller baby/newborn! It would have saved lots of sleepless nights. The only thing we would change about it is the light, maybe make it a bit more powerful, so it really projects those stars onto the ceiling – at present the stars are very faint when positioned on my desk, a meter away from the ceiling.

There are big grey buttons to help you select the sound of your choice or “shuffle” mode. You also have the options of sound only, light only or both.
It’s on a timer which is reassuring and the sound will auto off after around 30 minutes. Which is great as my mummy could listen to it all night and it doesn’t drain the batteries!

It uses 3 x AA batteries or optional standard adapter (neither included when you purchase online but easy to source) and retails for £19.99 which is an absolute bargain for what you get!

LifeMax Nightlight
We’re going to take it on holiday with us, as it will fit into a suitcase snugly. There’s been a couple of occasions when I’ve used it as a disco box and danced around it like my mummy dances around her handbag. It’s very funny to watch!

We keep raving to our friends about how great this nightlight is. It’s not just a nightlight though….it’s a relaxation system. Now we need to figure out whether it belongs in my room or in my mummy’s room!

Love Bella x

Disclosure: We received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Appleyard London – Online Flower Boutique.

Dear mummy, we won some beautiful flowers off twitter recently! (wow mummy we never win anything)

Peering in the boxSo we were over the moon when the postman delivered them at the weekend. Gorgeous yellow roses arrived in a large stylish grey box. We had received the Standard Organic Nightgown and Rose Gift Set from Appleyard London flower boutique. See full description here. I had fun opening the box and peering inside. I think my mummy was equally as excited, who’s mummy doesn’t enjoy flowers?!? The box was nearly as big as me! But very light when mummy brought it into the house. The flowers were carefully wrapped in frosted white plastic and all we could see were the yellow blooms popping their heads out to say a cheery ‘hello’. They looked and smelt great. The nine Yellow Roses were combined with a scattering of Daisys. Appleyard London also guarantee 7 days of freshness. As I write this mini review, it’s been 4 days since we opened the box and they still look fab!

Appleyard London giftAppleyard London aren’t the run of the mill Inter-Flora, they create stunning displays and bouquets in gorgeous vintage inspired colours. They’re sure to put a smile on any new mums face. We like the fact that this gift also includes an organic newborn baby nightgown/sleepsuit from Little Rufus, which has no fiddley poppers, great for those first few nights getting back from hospital where parents are overwhelmed with dirty nappies, changing clothes, lack of sleep and feeding. The size of the nightgown is 0-3 months and it has clever fold-over sleeves to stop night-time scratching (so no scratch mitts required) and a fold-over foot base to keep little toes warm….not a popper in sight!! Really easy and convenient. Not just a bouquet of flowers, but a really practical gift as well.

The Yellow Roses in the bouquet are significant of Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight and a Promise of a new beginning. Perfect for welcoming a new baby into the world.

We hope you love these flowers as much as we do. Have a little nosey at Appleyard’s website to see the stunning array of flowers they provide. My mummy’s favourite collection is the Heritage collection that Applyard London create. Perfect for any occasion. Next time one of my mummy’s friends gives birth we are sure to order this wonderful gift. Flowers bring so much pleasure to people.

In the meantime I will continue to smell the roses, it makes a welcomed change from the stinky nappies.

Bella x

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