Those of you who were born in the eighties will completely get where I’m coming from when I say the worlds, “Girls World”. Girl’s World was a toy where you could play at being a hair dresser and make up artist, and I think it was up there with Mr Frostie as the most longed for item on Christmas morning. Now I’m not saying that I was deprived (ahem) but not only did I miss out on Mr Frostie, I never got a Girl’s World either, and even at thirty seven I have never quite got over that trauma.
So when we were offered a Barbie Deluxe Styling Head I knew that not only would the children love it, but I would too!
The styling head comes with a whole host of accessories to create different looks, style her hair and do make her make up. It includes – a colour mixing bowl, mixing brush and hair foils, a hair brush, extension, bands and clips, nail wheels and stickers, a sponge tip applicator and a hair colour pen.
One of the fab things about Barbie’s hair is that with just a simple flip of the parting she can go from having blonde hair…
Barbie also has hands which can be moved outwards for manicures and nail art, with colour changing nails too!
The girls couldn’t wait to give Barbie a makeover and started with her hair. Using one of the included clips and the pink hair pen, you can colour in a choice of shapes to create pink patterns in Barbie’s hair. I’ll be honest, the shapes don’t come out as expected, ours looked a bit like pink splodges, but with a bit or practice I’m sure it is possible!
Barbie also has colour change lipstick, simply by using ice cold water to remove the lipstick, or hot water to add the lipstick. This was definitely Megan’s favourite part!
Barbie’s nails also colour change in the same way, going from pale pink to dark pink when hot water is applied.
With stick on nail stickers there is so much to do and my favourite thing about this toy is that both of the girls can play with it at the same time with minimum arguing!
And actually, with all of the different hair accessories too, all three of the children were able to play with it – now that really is a success in my eyes!
I just know that this is a toy the children will play with for a long time to come, and I have to confess that when the children went to bed, I couldn’t resist having a little play myself!
We are really pleased with the Barbie Deluxe Styling head and would recommend it to all budding stylists!