We were sent a Style Me Up Charmazing Let’s Get Started set which was the Seaside Collection. It is a creativity set with a difference. It combines both creativity and technology.
In the box is;
- 3 Charms. In our box there was a Crab, Palm Tree and Dolphin
- 3 Energy cards
- 2 Bracelets
The instructions give you details on what devices you can use the free Charmazing app on and how to download it. It also tells you how to scan the black and white icons that are on the back of the charm or on the energy cards.
You can also scan the bracelet by using the cardboard charms that are provided in the box. On the back of the instructions is a illustrated guide on how to build your bracelets. This set is for age 8 – 12 years old.
Making the bracelets up takes around five minutes and is very easy to do as the instructions are very clear.
I think the fun part has to be using the app, scanning in your charms and bracelets and you have a virtual Charmazing world where you can trade with friends and connect with others too.
Each charm has a power, you can showcase what you own to your friends, build virtual bracelets to get the most energy and request and lend charms to your friends to get more points.
It is a safe and fun interaction for tweens.
There are more than 100 different charms and 11 unique themed collections categorised in two worlds, Karma and Nature.
My daughter loves to make bracelets and is often seen with me making them when we have the chance so I thought she would really like this and she did although as it took just minutes to make the bracelets I think it could have been a bit more difficult to make so it takes a little while longer.
Saying that though, we all know kids love apps, and the app side of Charmazing was fantastic and my daughter has spent a lot of time on it making up virtual bracelets and checking out what other charms are available.
This set cost £4.99 which is an okay price. I don’t think I would pay any more for it just because there is no real creativity to it and I would expect a bracelet kit to require more than just sliding on a couple of charms.
Charmazing is available from all good toy retailers. For details visit www.wookyentertainment.com
* I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.