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Little Cosmetics – Little Makeup Artist Set

ToysBulletin.com looks at a new makeup kit from Little Cosmetics.

Little Cosmetics 1Designed with curious preschoolers in mind, “Little Cosmetics” company now has a bigger and better set of pretend makeup for that little artist wanna be.  I reviewed the basic set (see review from 30 October 2015) and now it is time to take it to the next level. Just as previously reviewed, the realistic quality of this brand is unlike anything else on the market. Of course, the key selling feature of any of the products in the “Little Cosmetics” line continues to be that their makeup does not get on your little one’s face, hands or clothes – it is completely mess-free. I know, it is hard to believe, but true. In addition, I really loved the textures found among the different makeup choices offered. For example, the powder was very soft to the touch, while the sparkle shadow was designed to be a bit rougher.

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Little Cosmetics – “Real” Pretend Makeup

Little Cosmetics 1ToysBulletin.com looks at the best in pretend makeup from Little Cosmetics.

I still have visions of my little one with bright lipstick smeared all over her precious little face after getting into “mommy’s makeup.” Yuck, right? Well, thanks to “Little Cosmetics,” they have developed a solution to this age old problem. In 2012, Starla Tyler, a mother and schoolteacher, was growing tired of dealing with her daughter’s messy attempts with so-called “children’s” makeup. So she formed the “Little Cosmetics” company after seeing the need first hand for realism in the pretend makeup category. The company’s objective was to create a pretend makeup collection that not only looked like the real deal, but was also completely mess-free. Well, to be honest, I approached this product with lots of skepticism. How could they produce mess-free makeup for kids? Somehow, they did it.

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LockerLookz – School Lockers Will Never be the Same

LockerLookz 2ToysBulletin.com takes a look at the new craze – locker decorating.

Back in the old days, a school locker was a place to keep your books, a bag lunch and maybe some pens and pencils. Well, things have changed for sure, as now those previously plain looking lockers have gotten a complete makeover. “LockerLookz” has created a full line of locker accessories primarily LockerLookz 1intended for preadolescent “tween” girls, who are generally considered to be those between the ages of 10 and 13. However, the appeal of “LockerLookz” could also be very attractive to those a bit younger or older than the so-called “tween” years.

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Mixxie Mopsie – A Doll Not to be Missed

Mixxie Mopsie 1ToysBulletin.com looks at a new doll release from Adora.

“Mixxie Mopsie” is a 16″ soft doll that currently comes in two different versions, “Jazzy Sparkles” and “Hugsy Daisy.” Our review doll was “Jazzy Sparkles,” and she arrives in the classic Adora pink and purple box, greeting you through the see-through plastic “window.” She is colorfully dressed in a fluffy purple tutu with bright green and dark green tights, complete with darling pink shoes that are covered in tiny white hearts and a fixed velour pale blue bow. Her soft blue striped knit body even features two embroidered pink hearts. There is also a sturdy pink and white polka dot romper that provides a complimentary interchangeable outfit for your little one to play with.

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Malia’s Beach House: A Magnetic Building Set for Girls

Build & Imagine 1ToysBulletin.com reviews a high quality construction set from “Build & Imagine LLC.”

In the world of building toys, most of the construction sets are marketed toward boys. Now there is a series of building sets that are clearly pointed at little females ages 4-8 years old, although the boys may want to give these neat sets a try as well. “Build & Imagine LLC” has just released its first group of such sets, which include “Malia’s Beach House,” a “Marine Rescue Center,” and a “Day at the Beach” surf shop with cafe. Each of the sets includes magnetic illustrated panels that allow children to create a story while they are building. Dolls are also included with the materials to create even more fun.

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Posted in Building, Girls

Doll Accessories: From Adora

Purr-fectly posh 1ToysBulletin.com looks at several Adora doll accessories made for little girls and collectors too.

Fresh out of the California Playroom, Adora’s accessories are going to delight anyone – especially someone who already owns an Adora doll. They are really full of ADORAbility! Adora Dolls are very special – each one handmade with a perfect blend of sweetness and love. Now they have accessories to complement the doll line – what little girl doesn’t want to accessorize? I will be reviewing two unique outfits, a pair of tennis shoes, and finally a table feeding seat designed to fit most 12″-20″ dolls.

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Breyer & Canterwood Crest: Horse and Book Set

Breyer Canterwood Crest 1ToysBulletin reviews a classic horse and young adult book distributed by Reeves International, Inc.

Breyer Animal Creations is world renown for their exquisite equestrian models. They are huge favorites among collectors, and we at Toys Bulletin are especially excited to review our first today. In fact, as a bonus, we are looking at the initial release of a horse/book combination set based on the best selling Canterwood Crest book series from Jessica Burkhart (See photo).

Breyer Canterwood 2The horse included in the package is named Charm (a thoroughbred/belgian mix) who stands approximately 6″ tall and measures 9″ long, which is about 1:12 scale. Charm is brown in color with a white blaze running along the bridge of his nose, white markings just above his front hoofs and a slightly lighter tail.

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Posted in Girls, Learning

Madame Alexander’s “Pirouette in Purple Ballerina Doll” & “Dorothy, Wizard of Oz Doll”

pircuette 1ToysBulletin.com looks at a pair of collectible dolls from Madame Alexander.

Madame Beatrice Alexander said “A beautiful doll is a joy forever,” and we at Toys Bulletin want to confirm how true that is, especially with the two collectible beauties we are looking at today. It was indeed a joy to open their pretty pink and blue boxes with matching pink tissue and find lovely 8” dolls created with love by Madame Alexander. White satin ribbon hold the fully articulated dolls in their boxes for a nice presentation, while the pink tags found on each of their small arms simply say, “Love is in the details.”

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