U Hugs Customisable Dolls Series 2

U Hugs are customisable dolls each with their own character and accessories, although these can easily be mixed and matched between dolls to create your own character.  From Flair, a second series of these dolls has been released with some fun themes and designs.  We’ve been checking out a couple of them below – take a look!


There are six dolls to choose from in the second season.  These are:

  • Thorny Flower
  • Lazy Hero
  • Cheeky Kitten
  • Sweety Robot
  • Snowy Girl
  • Time-Off Elf

The first one we looked at is Cheeky Kitten who was both mine and my daughters favourite.  She is really cute and has some fun features such as a pin on tail to put on the back.  The unique part of these dolls are the pins, which are basically the accessories, which all have a simple push in pin like action to push into any of the 16 holes that can be found across the doll.  The dolls all have a soft rubbery body, there are no sharp bits and these are so easy to change around almost instantly.  Being a cat, she has cute accessories like a fish, bird and mouse as well as a cute collar with a bell.

u-hugs-2Time-Off Elf is also really cute and perfect for this time of year.  As you can see each doll comes with a selection of small accessories, but also their hair, jackets and skirts are all removable and can be swapped around.  There is a diamond style pin for the top of the head which has a hole through it so the dolls can be used for hanging up or carrying with the loop included.u-hugs-3My daughter enjoys these and has a collection on her bedroom shelf already, she often shows me her new creations where she has mixed and matched them with each other. u-hugs-4 A huge plus with these dolls is that they are hollow and there is a removable patch on the back of them, that is easily opened and closed with a pin.  This means that inside you can store all the little accessories that the doll isn’t currently wearing – a brilliant idea which helps to keep things all together so less chance of them getting lost.u-hugs-5Here is one of the creations my daughter made substituting the eyes for some other fun elements! u-hugs-6

These are fun toys that both my children have enjoyed playing with.  Even my younger boy has fun customising them in various ways and showing me how he got on.  For something different, then these are a bit of fun, and if your child likes playing with accessories on dolls then these could be the toy for them.  A fun, durable doll with fun features, available from all major toys shops now.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.





PaperShaker – Personalised Invitations & Announcement Cards

PaperShaker are part of the Photo Box family and provide high quality invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements etc. on high gloss paper, completely personalised with your own pictures, words and even the design on the cards.

I was very impressed when I checked out the PaperShaker website, it looks sleek, modern with a far wider choice than I first realised due to being able to customise.  When you select a design, you are able to change everything about it from background colours, illustrations, patterns etc.

What this means is that you can make a truly unique card as the variations are endless!

Paper Shaker

Thinking ahead, I designed some party invitations for Miss M’s next birthday.  I chose a card that I liked the look of then within that I added the ‘6’, there was a choice of banners to go across the top which I chose hearts, I added my own words, photos, and the pretty banner across the bottom.  The back is fully customisable too, and I could add my own words or leave spaces as appropriate as well as change the images.

The quality of the PaperShaker cards I received is high, they are thick, with a glossy sheen on the front and come with thick white envelopes.  I’m really pleased with the elegant pretty designs and can’t wait to hand these invites out and see what other people think.

I think these would be fabulous to use for birth announcements or special birthdays.   They also do a whole wedding range from save the date, to invitations, RSVP and thank  you cards.  What a great way to add your personal touch and customise your own designs at a very reasonable price for weddings.

I recommend this site for its ease of use, high quality products, modern fresh designs and most importantly the customisation you are able to do to make a unique card exactly the way you want.


And as a special offer to my readers, you can get 20% off your cards by entering the code  LITTLESTARS at the checkout midnight September 30th

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.