Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Blingles and New Blingles Glimmer Craft Kits!


Thank you to Moose Toys for providing complimentary Blingles and Blingles Glimmer product samples for us to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Approximately one year ago, our daughter was introduced to Blingles gem craft kits.  This year, right in time for the Holidays, Moose Toys has introduced Blingles Glimmer kits, which combines the familiar Blingles gems with glitter art to create fun and sparkly stickers.

Making the Blingles Glimmer stickers were fairly easy with the help of the Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler, even for our 6-1/2 year old daughter.  You start off by choosing a sticker and deciding which glitter colors should go on each part of the sticker.  For example, our daughter decided that the cat's eyes should be yellow.  So, we peeled the protective paper off the eyes so she could roll yellow glitter over it.  All the other parts of the sticker either are already covered in glitter or still has protective paper over it.

Then all she had to do was take the included brush and sweep the excess glitter into the strategically positioned tray.  I then helped her put the glitter from the tray back into the proper well.

After all the glitter was applied, our daughter just had to peel off the protective paper that had a picture of a gem on it.  Then she placed a gem right on the self-adhesive spot and pressed it into place.

You can learn more about how the original Blingles kits work here.  We used both Blingles and Blingles Glimmer stickers to decorate the beauty case that came in the Blingles Beauty Accessory Pack.  Something new that came with this accessory pack was a template for creating Blingles letters.

Although it took awhile, our daughter was able to make the Blingles lipstick design.  I helped her apply it to the interior of the beauty case.  Because the Blingles gem crafts require quite a lot of patience and manual dexterity, I would recommend the Blingles Glimmer kits for younger children who are between 6 and 8 years old.  Both types of Blingles kits would be perfect for anyone 8 years old and up.

As you can see, there is plenty of space to add more Blingles and Blingles Glimmer designs to our daughter's beauty case.  I think she will enjoy adding one or two new designs at a time.  Both the gem and glitter stickers can be applied to most smooth services, such as phone and tablet cases, mirrors, bangle bracelets, notebooks, diaries, and more.

I also would like to add that our daughter just loves the beauty case because it comes with a key and really locks.  Also, she now has somewhere to store the few pieces of makeup she owns.

Be sure to look for this and other fun gift ideas in our 2013 Holiday Toy Gift Guide!  You can learn more about Blingles kits by visiting MyBlingles.com.  These kits and themed packs start at just $9.99 and would make fun gifts for the creative and expressive little girl, tween, or teen in your life.

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