Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lalaloopsy Sew Magical Mermaid Doll Coral Sea Shells {Review & Giveaway}

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While my daughters have always enjoyed playing with a wide variety of toys — everything from loud and active to quiet and calm — there is no doubt that they continually return to their dolls.

They feed them, they walk them, they rock them, they dress them... they love them. There's just something about a young girl making a connection with a doll that allows it to have a permanent place in her life as a friend and confidante, while giving her a sense of responsibility and pride.

This was demonstrated again this past fall with the arrival of our first Lalaloopsy doll, as the entertainment and fun that my girls had with this brightly-colored, cheerful doll lasted long past the amazement about her oversize head and twistable hair.

Which is exactly why I knew that the newest Lalaloopsy addition, Coral Sea Shells, would bring the same laughs and cheers... with the bonus astonishment over the ability to include her in a location that dolls often don't go: the bathtub.

Lalaloopsy Coral Sea Shells

Giving a new twist to rag dolls, Lalaloopsy dolls are designed with the story that they magically come to life when their final stitches are sewn. Each of the ever-expanding line of characters has its own unique personality and characteristics that comes from the fabrics that were used to make them. As Coral Sea Shells was sewn from a swimmers bathing suit, she loves to imagine she is a mermaid while playing with her friends in the water.

As we pulled this Sew Magical Mermaid Doll out of the packaging, Big Sister E and Little Sister B were already excited about her button eyes, change of clothes and friendly pet blowfish.

Lalaloopsy Coral Sea Shells review

Right away the girls loved Coral Sea Shell's soft blue mermaid outfit but were eager to change her into her polka dot swimsuit so that she would be ready for a bath. Unfortunately we found that while they were able to remove both outfits, getting Coral dressed was a little more difficult do to the sleeves on the mermaid tail and, in particular, the tie on the back of the swimsuit.

Lalaloopsy Mermaid doll review

While the girls would be happier if they were able to do the entire process on their own, with a little help from me, Coral has still been able to wear both pieces multiple times and has gone on plenty of adventures both in and out of the water.

Lalaloopsy Sew Magical Mermaid doll

During those trips into the tub, not only do the girls love being able to play and splash with Coral, but they are always quick to point out how much fun it is to watch her hair change colors. As it starts out pink when dry and warm (or room temperature)...

Lalaloopsy Mermaid pink hair

...it only takes running her under cold water (or dipping her into a bowl of ice water) to see her hair change to a darker purple color.

Lalaloopsy Mermaid purple hair

Both kids have had plenty of fun dipping Coral back and forth between the tub and a bowl of cold water to see her hair change and continue to comment on how magical she is because of it!

At the same time, Little Sister B has especially been drawn to Coral's pet blowfish and loves to suck in and shoot water out of his little fish mouth throughout the tub.

bath toys

After bath time is over, we are sure to lay Coral's clothing out to dry and prop her so that any excess water that has collected inside her large head can run out of the drain hole on the back.

Lalaloopsy doll in water

As with our past experience with Lalaloopsy, Coral Sea Shells has proven to be a  fun addition to playtime. My kids have enjoyed her rag doll qualities (being able to pose her arms and legs into various positions) and I have appreciated that she is colorful, cheery and easy to clean.

I also love that all Lalaloopsy dolls promote the idea that it's okay to be yourself and be different by being sewn from various fabrics, as this is always a quality all little girls need to hear. Each one has a signature "Sewn on" stamp right on the bottom that corresponds with a holiday - it's appropriate that Coral Sea Shells' date is March 22nd, World Water Day.

Retailing for $29.99, this Sew Magical Mermaid is recommended for ages 4+ and can be purchased in stores near you, online from Little Tikes (the parent company) or on Amazon. You'll find much information about the full line of Lalaloopsy dolls, their world, games, wallpapers and much more at Lalaloopsy.com.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will get to bring the rag doll fun to their house (and tub) as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Lalaloopsy Sew Magical Mermaid 
Coral Sea Shells Doll!

Lalaloopsy giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)


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A big thank you to Little Tikes for providing a Lalaloopsy Coral Sea Shells for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

192 comments:

mommyisshopping said...

Marina Anchors™ is just adorable.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Jewel Sparkles is cute!

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Anonymous said...

Pillow Featherbed™ is my favorite!

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leanne_mac said...

I love jewel Sparkles.

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Jenny said...

Abby would love this. Jewel Sparkles is my favorite.

jmajor4870 said...

my granddaughter likes the Pix E. Flutters

blessedintexas said...

My daughter would love Lalaloopsy™ Silly Hair Doll Jewel Sparkles™
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ColleenMarie82 said...

Pix E. Flutters looks like a doll my daughter would like.

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Hannah Adkins said...

I love the Sahara Mirage doll!
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darce said...

i like the look of Blossom Flowerpot.

Azslyn said...

I Love the Crumbs Sugar Cookie

Emily said...

I like Marina Anchors

Heather R said...

We love the Bea Spells-a-Lot doll!

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Anna-Leigh said...

Sahara Mirage is pretty cute!
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Unknown said...

Crumbs Sugar Cookie

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VickeC said...

Patch Treasurechest

Tanya M said...

I'm sure my daughter would love any of them, but Prairie Dusty Trails™ really reminded me of her.

peg42 said...

Spot Splatter Splash is really cute.
Thanks so much.
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Mysharona said...

bea-spells-a-lot is cute

Michelle said...

My favorite Lalaloopsy Doll is Pillow Featherbed. Thanks for the chance to win!
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KPort207 said...

jewel sparkles

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SueZH said...

I like Prairie Dusty Trails. YeeHaa

Darlene said...

I love the Spot Splatter Splash doll.

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BRANDY CASTILLO said...

my girls like Marina Anchor & Ember Flicker Flame

Joy M Pablo said...

Mittens Fluff and Stuff

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My niece would love Lalaloopsy™ Silly Hair Doll Jewel Sparkles™.

Jennifer Rote
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Bethany C. said...

I like prarie dusty trails.

amy linderman said...

Jewel Sparkles!!

SavingCommonCents said...

Toffee Cocoa Cuddles!

Unknown said...

So I had my six year old dive through the site... which ment sitting through all the movies before looking at the dolls... she says she likes the Peanut Big Top best because she has purple hair and her pet is an elephant. I think these dolls are so cute.

Karen said...

Jewel Sparkles is super special :)

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Melissa said...

jewel sparkles is our fav. shes so pretty!

jspheann said...

Tipsy Tumblelina

Carrie Phelps said...

I really love Pix E. Flutters.

Mammamayor said...

We like pillow love her pet sheep thank you!
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gahome2mom said...

Toffee Cocoa Cuddles™ is so cute! Whaw! :) gahome2mom/gmail/com

kellyr78 said...

I like Spot Splatter Splash™

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Nicole said...

I like Dot Starlight

Kerry said...

Mittens Fluff N STuff

Monica said...

Bea Spells-A-Lot

ReggieMann said...

Sahara Mirage

Linda said...

Pix-E-Flutters is darling.
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Shelly said...

We love the Spot Splatter Splash doll

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Vance Creve said...

I like Swirly figure eight
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theladya said...

I also like Patch Treasurechest™. ~ Angie Bailey

crystletellerday said...

sunny side up crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Misty Hurtado said...

Sunny side up!!!

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Anonymous said...

dot starlight is cute !

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HAHA said...

Jewel sparkles! :)
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eclairre said...

Sunny Side Up! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

marlena said...

I like Jewels Sparkle

amweeks said...

I love Holly Sleighbells!

EMMAHORTON said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I LIKE SUNNY SIDE UP

nancy said...

My lil princess said she loves Berry Jars 'N' Jam™:)

Anonymous said...

Crumbs and my daughter loves peanut




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Kristen said...

I like Bea Spells A Lot.

Tia said...

Pixie Flutters or Jewel Sparkles.
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Anonymous said...

Jewel Sparkles

Stacey said...

I like the Mittens Fluff 'N' Stuff doll

Holly said...

My favorite Lalaloopsy doll is the Sunny Side Up. So cute!

holly[at]womantribune[dot]com

lilpinksocks said...

I like the Lalaloopsy™ Marina Anchors™ Doll
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like jewel sparkels
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dougandcheryl said...

We love Lalaloopsys! My girls really want this one!
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Anonymous said...

sahara mirage
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mogrill said...

I like Jewel Sparkles.Thanks for the chance.
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K's Mom said...

Bea Spells-a-Lot doll!

brandyk said...

My daughter says her favorite is "bean." I have no idea what that is but that's what she calls her lalaloopsy :)

debijackson said...

i like dot starlite

Marisa M said...

I like Spot Splatter Splash--sounds like my daughter with her endless creative art projects!

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Lane Mahnke said...

Marina Anchors is adorable! And she'd go perfect with this mermaid!

Laura Miller said...

Crumbs Sugar Cookie is our fave.

The Mom Jen said...

My youngest loves Dot Starlight and her pet bird!

David said...

Pix E. Flutters would be nice!!

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KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

DD wants sunny side up doll.

Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block said...

We love Lalaloopsy! Right now my daughter is particularly interested in the little sisters...Bundles, Squirt, and Sprinkles are her favorites.

Jennifer T. said...

I like Prairie Dusty Trails.
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Amy V said...

pixie flutters

jenmalonee said...

I also like the Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll Figure Jewel Sparkles

Jennifer Marie

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Linda W. said...

Silly hair Crumbs Sugar Cookie.

Kala said...

Pix E. Flutters
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Hoa said...

I love Berry Jars 'N' Jam.

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Diane Z said...

i like misty mysterious

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Wise Owl Designs said...

I like Prairie Dusty Trails™

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Skye Moyer said...

I love forest evergreen!

won said...

Spot Splatter Splash™ is my favorite.

MonicaVanessa said...

My niece's favorite is mittens fluff and stuff and i love the way she says her name is adorable, that make it my favorite

Christie said...

I really like Jewel Sparkles :)

mverno said...

i like bea spells-a-lot
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Sarah said...

I like Spot Spatter Splash!

katychick said...

i like sunny side up
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Christine Jessamine said...

we like prarie dusty trails!

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Kara G. said...

I like Pillow Featherhead!

wildcat32 said...

My favorite is Spot Splatter Splash.

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vickie schlicher said...

this is so precious

NwHome steader said...

pixie flutters :D

Kimberley Meier said...

I like Pix E. Flutters!

Kimberley Meier
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Rochel S said...

I like Ember Flicker Flame™

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is Jewel Sparkles.

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Anonymous said...

Crumbs Sugar Cookie

Carmen Q
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enizete said...

The Spot Splatter Splash is my favorite, she is so adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Prairie Dusty Trails is cute
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Jennifer Van Dahm said...

Spot Splatter Splash is real cute!
jennifer (at) jenniefrvandahm.com

Stevy bailey said...

We love lalaloopsey. Spot splatter splash.

Mammamayor said...

Pillwfeatherbed us adorable !natbelinsky@verizon.net

Jennifer Clay said...

pillow featherhead!

Teh Doll said...

Bundles Snuggle Stuff™

stOOpidgErL said...

Bea Spells A Lot
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Kathy Davis said...

Bea Spells-a-Lot is my favorite doll.
Kathy Davis
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Kathy Davis said...

My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis
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clenna said...

I love Pix E. Flutters - cute doll

Hotsnotty2 said...

I like Marina Anchors

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Melissa Shirley said...

The Patch Treasurechest dolls is adorable
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Jana said...

My daughter would like Crumbs Sugar Cookie™

dropcqueen

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

Berry Jars 'N' Jam™

sherylssg said...

I like Patch Treasurechest.

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Michele P. said...

I like Berry Jars N Jam.

Anonymous said...

jewel Sparkles. trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

Kim said...

Bea spells a lot!

Brooke Adametz said...

Pillow Featherbed is adorable!

Jessica Waters said...

My daughters favorite is holly sleigh bells. She got her for Christmas willowsmommy21@gmail.com

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like the Bea Spells-a-Lot™

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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LeeAnn said...

My favorite is Bea Spells-a-Lot!

1955nurse said...

Love Prarie Dusty Trails!!! Thanks for the chance....

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

I like the Crumbs Sugar Cookie doll

Julie said...

Jewel Sparkles is my favorite.
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Michelle said...

Love Mittens Fluff and Stuff and all of the silly hair lalaloopsys

Kimberly R. said...

Pix E. Flutters is one of my favs.

mframe said...

I like the Bea Spells-a-Lot doll
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*Brittany C* said...

I really like Pillow Featherbed! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bee said...

Jewel Sparkles is cute! beecasagrand at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I like Pix E. Flutters because her hair color is my favorite color. My 4 year old likes them all and couldn't pick just one.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Pillow Featherbed™
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Linda W. said...

I like Jewels sparkles.

jennifer said...

I like Bea Spells-a-Lot.

Anonymous said...

Sunny side up is so cute
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RJ said...

Spot Spatter Splash

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C.P. said...

I love Tippy Tumblelina! Her tutu & pet swan are too cute!!

Theresa N. said...

Blossom Flowerpot is really cute.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lana Bradstream said...

I like Marina Anchors.

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

JoMoni10 said...

patch treasure chest

D C said...

spot splatter splash!

Daniel M said...

bet my niece would like Spot Splatter Splash too - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

tavernie said...

Pix E Flutters!
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Tamar said...

I like Toffee Cocoa Cuddles

Pamcakes said...

Prairie Dusty Trails is cute :)
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Angela Cisco said...

I like Dot Starlight

everno said...

pix e flutters everno@aol.com

Angela H said...

I love Toffee Cocoa Cuddles.

Penny Pinching Mama said...

Ace fender bender is my favorite! I just love his hair!

mstoolman173 said...

I love the Sahara Mirage doll!
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Becca Ann said...

I like the Pix E. Flutters doll

JSweeps said...

I like Jewel Sparkles!

Jennifer M said...

I like the Soft Pillow Doll.

Renee owen said...

Pix E. Flutters

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I like Sunny Side Up™

Ledford Land said...

I love Spot Splatter Splash since I'm a painter :)

cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

Ledford Land said...

I love Spot Splatter Splash since I'm a painter :)

cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

Carmen said...

Pillow Featherbed. My daughter loves pink

Jacqui said...

Rosy Bumps n Bruises

Erica C. said...

I like Specs Reads-a-lot!
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Joy said...

I like Jewels Sparkle.
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one frugal lady said...

I love the crumbs sugar cookie doll!
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Anonymous said...

Jewels Sparkle is my fav.
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Lauren said...

I like the Sunny Side Up doll!

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Banti said...

I like Pix E Flutters
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amasfun47 said...

Jewel Sparkles is a favorite

Brandi Elam said...

We like Mittens Fluff & Stuff.

Kellie Conklin said...

I love Spot Splatter-Splash! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Ms Penny Pincher said...

Pix E. Flutters!

mightynaynay said...

Pillow Featherbed
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Lean said...

I like Spot Splatter Splash! LeanS12(at)gmail(dot)com

Mtlgrl4evr said...

My daughter loves the Spot Splatter Splash Lalaloopsy doll!

Tiffany Hearn

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SolDucky said...

Sunny Side Up looks like a cute doll too!

Angela Holland said...

I like the doll named Cocoa, it was hard to choose they are all cute.

Thank you for the chance to win.

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Casey Lloyd said...

I like Pix E Flutters

Aralynlove said...

Blossom Flowerpot

barb hunt said...

Love Jewel Sparkles....thanks!
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missreneer said...

I think Ember Flicker Flame is so adorable. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

Renee
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tina reynolds said...

my daughter would love the Toffee Cocoa Cuddles™ eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Erica G said...

I like the Crumbs Sugar Cookie™ doll.
Thanks!

ltlbitone said...

We like Pix E. Flutters

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Kristie said...

I like Prairie Dusty Trails.

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Breanne said...

Marina Anchors

Anonymous said...

We also like Jewel Sparkles.
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Joe cox said...

My daughter loves her sideshowjoeconcertproductions@yahoo.com joe cox

natashagt said...

My favorite is Crumbs Sugar Cookie.. love the pink hair :)

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carol lewis said...

Jewel Sparkles is so cute!
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katecontestgirl said...

i really like dot starlite

Shanda S. said...

I like the Sahara Mirage doll.

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Atreau said...

My favorite is Jewel Sparkles.

dvice12 said...

I like Bea Spells-a-Lot

Nancy's Couture said...

I like Prairie Dusty Trails™