Whether it was Barbies, Puppies in my Pocket, Pogs, Tazos, Polly Pockets or My Little Ponies, little girls have been collecting adorable little trinkets, animals and dolls for years. Now is the time of the Num Noms… but what exactly are they? I must admit before Penny and I were sent this bundle of goodies I have no idea! Now Penny can’t go anywhere without stuffing these squishy creatures into her tiny cat handbag. Basically, the Nums are the soft outer characters that wrap around the Noms. Noms are the inner, hard-shelled creatures inside that are filled with flavoured lip gloss or nail polish. The wrappers and bottles combine to make cute characters called Num Noms. They are uniquely scented and can be mixed and matched to create more than 1000 customised creatures and scent combinations. Some shimmer, light-up or stack-up it all depends on what series you purchase. They can even be traded with friends. This isn’t just a toy – it’s a worldwide phenomenon!
Num Noms are available in mystery blind packs which make perfect stocking fillers or as interactive playsets like the Num Noms Glitter Lipgloss Truck Playset (£29.99) currently available from Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Debenhams. Of course, there is also a colourful range of matching clothing, stationery, keyrings, watches and even interactive online games to accompany the collection.
I would have absolutely loved the Glitter Lipgloss Truck as a little girl. The playset contains an ice cream truck with a spoon-shaped handle, 1 lipgloss base, 2 new lipgloss flavours (Birthday Cake and Cotton Candy), 1 glitter shaker, 1 cupcake mixing tool with a cherry spatula, 3 lipgloss sundae containers and 1 special edition scented Nom. Penny and I had great fun playing with this together. She’s still pretty young so she needed a lot of supervision to create the actual lip gloss but she loved the whole process and the accompanying characters. Every morning Penelope watches me apply my makeup in amazement and I give her a few brushes to apply her own in front of the mirror. It’s the cutest thing ever so this playset was always going to be a winner in our house.
The Num Noms Glitter Lipgloss Truck Playset retails for £29.99 and is currently available from Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Debenhams.