S was very excited to be sent two Glimmies for review. 

You’re probably wondering what the heck a Glimmie is…

Glimmies are 23 little star fairies sent by the moon to take care of “Glimmieswood” forest animals.

These are 6cm-tall little fairies with a tiny light on the tops of their heads which shines in the dark. They do this by using a photometric light sensor in the head that responds to the lack of light in their surroundings. This means they’ll light up in a dark room, but also when you cup your hands around them.


S is really into fairies at the moment, and she loves anything that lights up, so we were definitely onto a winner with these! She loves the fact they have wings so that she can make them fly, and also their arms move so she can make them cuddle each other.


S has a large collection of light-up toys, and I’ll often go in to check on her at night and find at least two or three lights in her bed. She loves these because rather than just switching them on and having them light up, they have to be in a dark space for them to light up. She enjoyed experimenting with them to see what would make them light up.

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We loved the backstory of the Glimmies, with them being sent here by the moon. I would have liked to share a photo of S’s Glimmies all lit up, but in this we have come up against the only down side of them: because they only light up in the dark, you can’t really tell they’ve been left switched on, unless you happen to wander into a dark room and spot them lit up. S left hers in their box… switched on. The batteries have died, and now I am tasked with buying new batteries for them. The good news is that their lack of battery power hasn’t stopped her from playing with them!

Glimmies are available from Flair, with prices starting at £3.99 for a single pack. 

Thanks for reading.

You can read our other reviews here.

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Trudy · 15/04/2017 at 10:27

Did you manage to find which batteries the glimmies actually take? I’m struggling to find them? It says 1.5v on the glimmies but there must be various sizes of these as I bought some and they were too big!

    Vicky Charles · 16/04/2017 at 15:48

    I didn’t! I’m afraid the Glimmies were moved by small hands and I’ve not seen them for a couple of weeks!

      Jade · 16/05/2017 at 18:07

      It says 384 on my packaging which google says is the same as AG3 ones.
      I came on here to. Search for info on batteries, but the original review telling me that they only light up in the dark solved my problem

    maggie · 02/08/2017 at 21:05

    the glimmies take 3 very small battery that costa about 3 pounds each

      Clare · 12/12/2017 at 14:11

      They take 3 A3 mini cell batteries that you can get in sheets of at least 10 for £1

John · 06/12/2017 at 20:41

Hi, the Glimmie batteries are LR41 or AG3. I’ve just bought 50 of them on eBay for under £4, should keep the Glimmies going for a while :-)

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