Friday, October 23, 2009

Magnificent Manicure Kit Review

Magnificent Manicure Kit

They're not just making glue anymore! Elmer's has created a fun line of products designed to help your child explore their inner scientist! Thanks to Team Mom, my daughter got to do just that.


The Magnificent Manicure Kit is the kit we were lucky enough to get to review. This kit recently picked up Creative Child Magazine's 2009 Toy of the Year Award in the Educational Toys category. After spending time playing with it, I can totally see why!


The Magnificent Manicure Kit comes with "everything you need to turn your house into a nail spa for the day"! I mean, just look at all that comes in the kit:


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  • Lotion Base

  • Bath Salts

  • Crystal Mud

  • Cucumber Melon Fragrance (though some come with Lavender Mist)

  • Green Dye

  • 2 Toe Separators

  • Soaking Tray

  • Measuring Spoon

  • Mixing Spoon

  • Pipette

  • Nail Buffer

  • Pumice Stone

  • Activity Guide



Whew! That's a lot of fun stuff to play around with!


The activity guide included in the kit gives step-by-step instructions on how to do a great manicure and pedicure! For our review, we only completed the manicure part of the activity guide. We'll do the pedicure part after M's ballet performance Sunday. :)


All the directions are written in a very easy to understand, easy to follow way. Included in each activity are fun facts ranging from how long nails take to grow to what makes lotion work. While you read these fun facts, you are making fun things like a crystal mud bath (which feels slimy according to M),


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coloring, adding fragrance to and naming your own lotion,



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and buffing your nails to a beautiful shine.


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(The nail on the right has been buffed. Check out that shine!)


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Normally after completing the buffing step, you would then polish the nails. Since M can't wear polish during a ballet performance, we'll wait to do that step.


Because the scientific information is interlaced with all the fun activities, your child won't even realize all they're learning while playing. This really is a fabulously fun kit. If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a girl 8+, this would be perfect!


The Magnificent Manicure Kit can be found nationwide at Toys R Us, and online at Toys R Us.com. Suggested retail price is $19.99, and it's so worth it!



Team Mom sent me the Magnificent Manicure Kit to review on this blog. I was not compensated in any way for this review. The opinions expressed above are that of both myself and my daughter.

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