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Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Colour Studio – Review and Giveaway

Last week, Sausage celebrated her 5th birthday and the awesome folks at Moxie Girlz decided that they’d like to send my special girl a very special present. She was super excited when a package for her arrived and was beside herself with excitement when she saw what was inside – her very own Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Colour doll! We were sent Avery, pictured below:

Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Studio Avery

As you can see from the photo, Avery comes with everything she needs to do some seriously funky stuff with her hair. As well as blue and pink clip in extensions, she has red and blue hair crayons (which slot into a little miniature pair of what look like hair straighteners, adding to the novelty value for the littlies), a brush, a tube of hair glitter and an applicator. As well as being able to use the accessories on Avery, all of them can be used on real hair too, a fact that it took Sausage about half a nanosecond to work out!

The colours wash out really easily (from Avery and Sausage’s hair!) and the glitter doesn’t make things too sticky so it can be brushed through if you don’t have time to wash it out. If I had one minor criticism, it would be that the hair extensions are held in the packaging looped over themselves, which means once they come out they stay curled up. It’s not too much of an issue as I just put them inside a tea towel and ironed them flat on the coolest setting, but it’s still a bit of a pain that they can’t be used properly right out of the box.

I’m definitely more a fan of Moxie Girlz than I am of Barbie – the body shape is a lot less extreme and the dolls just seems a bit more dynamic than the others on the market. Sausage absolutely adores her new doll. She’s been walking around with various bits of pink and blue in her hair for the last week and has played with the set pretty much every day since it arrived.

The good news is, not only did the lovely people at Moxie HQ give Sausage a set to enjoy, they have two sets to give away to my readers! Simply fill in the Rafflecopter widget below to be in with a chance of winning.

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Welcome, Barbara Millicent Roberts.

We’ve bought Sausage a Barbie.

If any of you remember this post, that may come as something of a shock.

was going to call this post “We Caved”, but actually we didn’t. Caving in would mean we put no thought into the matter and just blindly allowed our daughter to manipulate us with her childish covetousness. But this isn’t how it went down.

Sausage had been talking about Barbie for a while, she’s seen her friends with them and she’s quite a girly girl, so it was only natural that she wanted one. Husband and I had told her that Barbie was rubbish, in the hope that this would quell her desire for one. It was only after we saw her light up when a Barbie advert came on, then turn to us trying to hide her glee and say “Barbie is rubbish, isn’t it?” that we realised how selfish we were being.

A few months ago, around Christmas I think, a Barbie film came on the telly and I let Sausage watch it. It was actually quite immersive and I was just as gripped as she was. I didn’t tell Husband at the time, partly as I thought he’d be annoyed and partly because I was annoyed with myself. Then, during the February half term, I got a phone call at work from a very guilty sounding Husband who said “I just had to tell you…I’m letting Sausage watch Barbie”. I heard the film playing in the background and said “Yes, Barbie Charm School, the one where they get locked in the vault…”. DOH! Talk about dropping myself in it, but I should never have kept it from him in the first place. Turns out, we were basically on the same page on the matter anyway.

As I said, we’ve ummed and ahhed and reasoned with ourselves over whether to let her have a Barbie and we came to the conclusion that, yes, she can have a Barbie.

It makes her happy. All of the ‘unhealthy body image’ ‘Barbie is a bimbo’ ‘it’s too overtly feminine’ is stuff that we’re throwing into the game. We decided to just let it be what it is; a little girl wanting to play with a dolly. And I’m standing by that.

It also helps that, further to my previous post about Barbie aiming a bit higher, it’s now possible to buy the ‘Barbie…I Can Be’ range which includes a vet, an architect, a teacher, paleantologist, nurse, doctor, computer engineer and racing driver alongside ballerina, lifeguard, bride and movie star. Now that’s what I call progress!