Wednesday, May 4, 2011

***CLOSED!!!*** SnapFashion by Smartlabtoys.com Review & Giveaway! DIY fashion for kids in a snap!



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CLOSED! Winner Comment #25! (pending confirmation from winner!)
Mom2anutball said... 25
GFC follower (mom2anutball)
I'd love the Fashion Studio 2011 if I won!

Thanks!
fineinsanity (at) live (dot) com



MamaBzz partnered with Smartlab Toys & a few bloggers (such as Yours Truly!) to put their Snap Fashion Jewelry Kit up for review. At the end of this review, you will have a chance to enter a giveaway for a product of your choosing from SmartLab Toys.. ( They have several craft-sy kits for all ages and genders. )




Snap Fashion is completely customizable educational toy. It will help spark your child's creativity, and let them express their love for fashion in this great Do It Yourself Kit. Might need a little gentle parental instruction to start however. It comes with a sheet of transfer ink, with Initials and Pictures. Also includes 12 birthstones you can glue on your snaps! It comes with its own little 24 page instructional booklets with many color pictures

SmartLabs is ALSO offering the following discount for Locomotiom of Expressions readers: Save 25% at smartlabtoys.com by entering BLOGBUZZ at checkout! (expires 6/30/11)


Price: Snap Fashion Jewelry is available for $24.99 at www.smartlabtoys.com, Amazon.com and select retailers.

Would I reccomend it? Yes!

What I thought? Initially, I thought, OK, Giana is super smart, but barely 6, and this looks a little complicated for her to figure out on her own. So, I made a little party of it, and invited her friends over (they are a little bit older- 7 & 8 years of age) I thought that it is a lot of over-the-top-info in the book. I think that the kids assumed that it would be hard to figure out and got discouraged at first. Possibly a little overwhelmed by so many instructions, which weren't exactly "kid-friendly". In fact, I couldn't figure it out either.. My husband had to! :)

What Giana Thought "At first before I played it, I thought that it would have big jewels that snapped in jewelry, but I still thought it was cool. I thought it was kinda hard to use."

The product pictures





Our (MANY) pictures




The finished jewelry pictures!






Product Strengths Can keep kids occupied and encourage creative play with other children. Is a "snap" (get it? I made a pun!) once you figure it out. Not too expensive, not too cheap.. Has lots of accessories to make each one unique to its creator, besides just fabric. No sharp objects or messy materials required. Clean up was a breeze! The jewelry looks super cute, and can be changed out for different color fabrics to coordinate what outfit you are wearing!

Product Weakness & Room for improvement?
Yes. There aren't enough snaps or fabric. By snaps I mean There are many to make your own, but I am not sure people have just random fabric laying around. There are only FIVE of the necessary components to snap in to jewelry. I guess the point is you are supposed to snap it in and out to change it. But the problem I ran into with Giana's friends is that the one little girl wanted four for her bracelet. So when the other little girl took one for her ring, there were no more.. :( Thankfully, one of them just lives next door, so we were able to get one of them back so Giana would have ONE for her necklace. Point is, were it to get lost? She wouldn't have one at all. Then I would be stuck ordering another kit. Thats the only REAL complaint I have.
... And it took a minute ((OK, 10)) to figure it out.. :)
Lastly- I had issues with the transfer paper fonts. I got one to work perfectly, but after that could not seem to perfect it. It half rubbed off (at best) & ruined a few peices of fabric and there wasnt a bunch to spare.






Specs: Item #: 09411
Available: Now
UPC: 83450900-104-2
ISBN: 978-1-60380-086-0
Package: 10"w x 10"h x 2"d
Book: 24 pages, full color
Batteries: None required
Ages: 7+


Includes -in kit-
Snap Fashion Jewelry Studio 24 page book, full color Customizable Snap Maker 25 domes and back snaps to cover with fabric 5 necklace and bracelet snaps 2 Snap rings Necklace with hook and clasp Charm attachment 16-1.5" precut fabric circles (8 styles, 2 each) 12" ribbon 12 birthstone gems 5 ml glue Ages: 7+

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Read what other Mamabzz reviewers think! http://www.mamabzz.com/2011/05/snap-fashion-jewelry-studio-review-discount-giveaway.html

SmartLab Toys now has free download-able activities for kids! Check it out: www.smartlabtoys.com/free-zone





GIVEAWAY RULES
............................Mandatory entry!....................................
You must comment with which craft kit/toy you would want to win from Smart Labs! Go to the SmartLab Toys website to choose which toy you would MOST like to win, should you win the giveaway. US/Canada only FIND IT HERE ( I think the coolest one they have ((besides Snap Fashion, that is!)) Is the Extreme Secret Formula Lab! Look at it! I think its cool because it looks like it would be the most fun.. for boys OR girls
OF COURSE
You must be a public follower of Locomotion of Expressions via GFC (Google Friend Connect.. on the right top sidebar) If you email is not listed publicly on your blogger profile page, I cannot contact you, and therefor you will forfeit in the chance that you are picked from random.org Be sure if thats the case, to leave your email in your first comment below. (If not, do not worry about this part!) You may leave it in THIS form.. yourname at yahoo dot com , so the spam bots do not find you!
You also must "Like" Locomotion of Expressions Facebook Page. You can do so by clicking any of the facebook links to it on my sidebar, OR by clicking HERE - you also must "Like" SmartLab Toys facebook page AND tell them Locomotion of Expressions sent you. There is a link to do that HERE
Those three things must ALL be done in order for your entries to count! Thats it!

US/Canada only - ONLY ONE WINNER! Winner will be chosen May 18th 2011 NOON Eastern! The winner will then have 48 hours to reply with shipping address, or a new winner will be chosen.
For extra entries, (worth one entry each, each must be in a separate comment for entries to count)

(Total entries that can be had=12) Considering my giveaway usually have less than 20 entrants and 100 comments thats a lot to push your odds over the edge!


...................EXTRA ENTRIES............................

- You may follow SmartLab Toys on Twitter HERE

- You may follow my twitter page HERE

- Comment on any of my other posts, and/or enter another of my giveaways. Please leave in comment below that you did and which post/giveaway. Right now I have a Jumpstart 3mo online membership giveaway AND a Scentsy Buddy Ollie the Elephant Giveaway

- Follow my blog frog OR start a legit interesting discussion in it HERE

- Tweet out this sweepstakes using these #hashtags and click the time stamp, cut the url and share that below in comments. The hashtags you should use are: #sweeps #giveaway #craft @1caseycolette #blog #win with a link as well to this giveaway I have saved you some time and got you a tinyurl ready! cut & paste THIS " http://tinyurl.com/3t6zjye "

- OR share this sweepstakes URL/link on your facebook wall and encourage your friends to enter. Share the location of this extra entry here in comments

- You may also use the link on the bottom right sidebar to vote for my little girls contest pic on Parenting where it says "Think I'm cute?" OR by clicking HERE

You may also earn more "vote entries" by clicking the links below (each worth one entry and cut the url of the one you voted for into your comment! But, only vote if you REALLY do like the picture!

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- http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357426 -

- http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357424 -

- (MY FAVE!) http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357405 -

Final extra "votes entry" Answer this question.... Which is your favorite?

*Disclosure* WARNING - Choking hazard, not for children under 3 years of age!!! I wrote this review for Locomotion of Expressions about Snap Fashion Jewelry Studio. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review provided by SmartLab Toys through MamaBzz All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by SmartLab Toys.

54 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

The indoor outdoor science lab looks great.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

chloecolestock said...

I'd love to win the SmartLab Snap Fashion kit to play with (I mean to play with along w/my daughter Evie :-)) Thanks for a great contest & great info... xo

ani hearts japan said...

I follow you on GFC and liked both fb pages as Ani G W. I would like to have the secret formula lab. I have two boys that would LOVE something like that!

Centsational Saver said...

I follow via GFC.

I DO think the secret formula lab looks really cool and something my 5 year old son would totally get into.

centsationalsaver(at)live(dot)com

Centsational Saver said...

I follow you on twitter @centssaver
centsationalsaver(at)live(dot)com

Centsational Saver said...

I follow smartlabtoys on twitter @centssaver

centsationalsaver(at)live(dot)com

PaulineMilner said...

I am a fan of Locomotion of Expressions on Facebook.

Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

At the Smart Lab website, I really like the Horse Drawing Studio.

Thanks for the giveaway!

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am following your blog publically on Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod.

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am a fan of Smart Lab Toys on Facebook.

Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

Over on Smart Lab's Facebook Wall, I wrote that you sent me:

http://www.facebook.com/paulinemilner/posts/190933650952975

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am following Smart Lab Toys on Twitter.

Twitter ID: @bullittmilner

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

i am subscribed to receive your comment posts with my Google Reader (dod@rogers.com).

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I am following you on Twitter.

Twitter ID: @bullittmilner

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

I voted for you little girls today. (pmilner)

dod@rogers.com

PaulineMilner said...

Here is my tweet. I am sorry, it may not be exactly what you wanted, but I am a newbie when it comes to tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/68568266003582976

PaulineMilner said...

The third one is my favourite, as well.

http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357405

dod@rogers.com

Brandi said...

There are certainly too many I like! I like the spa, glitter spa, blast off rocket, soo many more! neat product.

and I'm a follower

Brandi said...

Following you on Twitter

mamaof3monsters@aol.com

Brandi said...

Following Smart Labs on Twitter

mamaof3monsters@aol.com

Brandi said...

Entered the Scentsy giveaway

mamaof3monsters@aol.com

Angie said...

like locomotion of expressions on FB as Free Stuff, Fun Sites, Contests, and More
angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

Follow with GFC
angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

liked smart lab toys on FB as Free Stuff, Fun Sites, Contests and More and told them you sent me:
http://www.facebook.com/smartlabtoys?sk=wall#!/FFCandM/posts/191050167607990

angiewith3 at live dot com

Karen Lange said...

I am a new follower, and visited the necessary FB pages. The item I'd like from SmartLab Toys is the Blast Off Rocket.

Thanks for doing this!
Have a great weekend,
Karen
karenelange(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I like the snap jewlery kit too!
for my daughter
Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

i follow smartlab toys on twitter
@butterflyz01234

Jen M said...

I'd like to win the Bath Fizzy Lab
follow via GFC
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Jen M said...

follow SmartLab Toys on Twitter @mysecrethome
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Jen M said...

follow you via twitter @mysecrethome
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

I follow you on GFC(linda G) and I would choose the Blast Off Rocket.
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

Lissa said...

My son would love the exreme secret formula lab!!

melissamcnicol AT yahoo DOT com

KrystalSnowFire said...

I would love to win the secret formula lab! :)

Jessie said...

My daughter would love the indoor/outdoor science lab!

improvjessie AT gmail.com

lisa said...
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lisa said...

Indoor-Outdoor Science Lab! Also, follow you via GFC LisaMarie

lisa said...

entered scentcy giveaway

April said...

I love these are great for my daughter.followed you on fb.Thanks for the contest

Deadmonkeys90 said...

i would like natural spa day! Did everything required
gfc:deadmonkeys90
fb:brittany rebello
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

following you on twitter @deadmonkeys90
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

following smart lab toys on twitter @deadmonkeys90
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357426
voted
She is so cute!
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357424
voted
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

http://www.parenting.com/photo_contest/137550/photos/all/357405
voted
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Deadmonkeys90 said...

My favorite was the back to school picture, her hair and outfit are adorable together!!!
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Mom2anutball said...

GFC follower (mom2anutball)
I'd love the Fashion Studio 2011 if I won!

Thanks!
fineinsanity (at) live (dot) com

kathy pease said...

i like the Inside Out! The Human Body

google friend klp1965
kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

susansmoaks said...

i would love the fashion studio for our daughter
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

degood said...

My nine year old would love the extreme secret formula kit and I follow on gfc as degood.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow smart lab toys on twitter as kmayans.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

MAC Mom said...

I like the Itty Bitty art Kit
Follow on GFC as Mac Mom
Liked you on Fb
Liked Smart Lab on FB told them you sent me
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

Follow Smart Lab on Twitter
@Macmomof3
jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

dvice12 said...

I follow. I like All-Natural Spa Day

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