Jordanna is now 7 and already asking for make up, perfume and pamper products. I have a foot spa and she will often ask to have a go, so I just knew she would love this.
This is the Orbeez hand spa from Character Online. It’s designed more for girls but obviously no reason why a boy could not use it if they wished.
Inside the box is the hand spa which measures 30.5 x 9 x 25.5. It’s a bit smaller than I thought it would be which is actually a good thing as it’s easier to store. Also in the box is a 3 in 1 hand and nail care too and a large bag of Orbeez.
The Orbeez are small gel balls which remind me of those small bath pearls which melt in the bath, similar size but Orbeez don’t melt.
The instructions are very simple, only one sheet but I would of liked some information on what Orbeez actually are and what they do – if there are any benefits of using them or if it’s just a novelty thing. I could not find any information on this.
It is very simple, insert 4 AA batteries which are not included, fill the spa with warm water and some Orbeez and switch on.
Then put hands in and it’s like a littlr massage. It vibrates and the Orbeez swirl around the hands.
Whilst hands are soaking in the spa, the hand and nail tool can be used on wet soft nails to file and for cuticle care. Thus giving little hands the perfect pampering.
As you can see in the photographs there are 2 hands in the spa. Izebella had to join in too. It’s important I state that the Orbeez hand spa does come with an age guide of 5 and over and also a warning of small parts for children under 36 months. Izebella is 2 and therefore too young to play with this but I was sat right beside her the whole time and she is not one for putting things into her mouth especially if I tell her not too. I just thought I had to mention that incase readers thought I was allowing my 2 year old to play with this, I’m not she just wanted to join in for a few minutes.
The spa contains water and spills obviously occur so it’s best to use it where there is no carpet. Kitchen or bathroom floors and maybe use a towel underneath (I’ll remember that for next time).
Once finished the water can be tipped away but the instructions on what to do with used Orbeez was not very clear. I am a little unsure whether to bin them after one use or keep and reuse? If anyone knows please let me know. I kept them for now in another bag but that may be wrong. They do get very slippy when wet and easily fall on the floor so younger children should be kept away.
Jordanna loves her new spa. I’m undecided whether to refer to this as a toy or a child’s pamper product. It falls between both I think. It’s very easy to use and small enough to store away.
Buy from Character for £19.99.
In my opinion it’s worth the £19.99 and its just the sort of thing I would consider buying Jordanna for birthdays or Christmas.