Ooshies

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Oct 082018
 

As sad as it is all good things have to come to an end. We returned from our big European adventure almost three weeks ago and (after sleeping off their jet lag) the kids squeezed in two more weeks of school before the school holidays arrived. They settled back into school life in no time and also quickly caught on to the Ooshies trend:

Ooshies (ages 5+) are the latest collect and swap trend to hit the school yard and with so many awesome Ooshies characters to collect it is no wonder all the kids are joining in the fun! Don’t be fooled by their small size, these soft squishy pencil toppers are big in entertainment and hot property among hip boys and girls. They can be enjoyed on and off your pencil and they are a perfect size for pockets, pencil cases and backpacks.

Ooshies are available in loads of different ranges so there is a favourite Ooshie for everyone. From DC and Marvel to Pixar and Disney, from DreamWorks to Cars and much more, no matter which team you’re on, Ooshies has you covered. We started our collection with Elsa and Olaf (of course!) and just discovered that Barbie and her friends are the latest additions to the Ooshies family, fabulous news for my little Barbie fans!

The excitement of a blind bag never wears off and the girls were in luck: the adorable Pyjama Barbie and pretty Mermaid Barbie were at the top of their wish list. There are 17 different Barbie Ooshies to collect including a highly coveted limited edition Golden Mermaid Barbie. If we do manage to find that special goldilocks I’ll make sure to share a snap!

My personal favourites (yes, even mums can have an Ooshie soft spot) are the Care Bears Ooshies, it’s like being a child all over again. I just adore these gorgeous bears, I might have to start my own collection! I have already popped some Care Bears blind bags away to put in the girls’ shoes in the lead up to Sinterklaas, I have no doubt they will absolutely love the surprise.

Ooshies are sold in single bags (ideal as a small treat, a pocket money buy or stocking filler for Christmas) or as multi-packs, a speedy way to complete your Ooshies collection. And don’t forget you can always trade with your friends if you have doubles! A little birdie told me that Transformers and Star Wars are soon to join the gang and even an Ooshies Junior range is coming up.

Keep your eyes peeled, you never know when and where the next Ooshies will pop up…

To find out more about Ooshies and to browse the range visit www.ooshies.net.

Sep 232014
 

We’ve only just come home from our European adventure and now school holidays are about to start again! I obviously won’t miss the morning rush and packing lunches every day but I will have to get organised and put some activities together as we used up all our craft and read all our books multiple times on the plane trip. At least I have got our two big girls covered with some awesome new additions to their Forever Clover collection:

Forever Clover Series 4

We’ve been collecting Forever Clover cards for quite some time, every now and then I treat my girls to a new pack and they enjoy watching their collection grow. If you haven’t heard of Forever Clover before you can read more about this wonderful Australian swap trend here, I am sure you will love it as much as my girls do.

Forever Clover Series 4 Swap PackForever Clover recently released a brand new series of cards and collectibles that is sure to be welcomed with open arms by existing fans and win over the hearts of the newcomers in a flash. All your favourite Forever Clover friends return in Series 4 with 72 gorgeous swap cards to collect, each card is beautifully illustrated and shows the girls on holiday, in their secret clubhouse, at the carnival and more.

Forever Clover Charm BraceletSome of the cards also show the girls’ favourite clover charms and the exciting news is that you can collect those charms too! There are 13 different charms available, just clip them on your very own Forever Clover Charm Bracelet or Key Ring (sold separately) and you’ll feel like a real Forever Clover girl yourself. Each series 4 pack contains 6 cards, 1 mini card and 1 special clover charm, which one do you like most? Other items in the range include albums, magnets collector tins and more.

Forever Clover Collector TinWith prices starting at just $3.95 for a swap card pack ($5.95 for series 4) Forever Clover is both fun and affordable, kids can save up and use their pocket money and (grand) parents can treat their girls to some new cards without breaking the bank. Even though my girls are far off from completing their album they really love playing with their cards, they are always making up stories and adventures based on the pictures.

In a time where there is way too much adult content available to young children Forever Clover offers sweet, innocent, child appropriate entertainment for young girls, such a welcome change. You can purchase Forever Clover cards at participating news agencies across the country and online.

Right now Hip Little One readers can enjoy an exclusive 25% off storewide at Forever Clover, simply enter the code ‘WIY7S6UIZU6T’ at checkout. Offer is valid for Australian orders only and will end on October 7, 2014.

Thanks to Forever Clover we have two fantastic Forever Clover prize packs (RRP $70) to give away. Each prize pack contains the Forever Clover series 4 album, a sticker and activity book, a series 3 tin, four series 4 swap card packs and one set of magnets, now wouldn’t that be an great boost for your Forever Clover collection?

To find out more about Forever Clover, to locate a Forever Clover stockist near you or to order online visit www.foreverclover.com.au.

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