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The Beatrix Girls Review and Giveaway



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Disclosure: I received a doll in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

“They're musicians, they're dolls, they're role models for a new generation of empowered young girls. Sure, they're adorable with great clothes and fabulous hair, but there's so much more to them than that!” The Beatrix Girls are more than a new set of dolls on the market, they’re an honest to goodness pop band with original music to back them up.

I first learned about The Beatrix Girls while in Chicago this summer and when I got home I took some time to visit and explore their website with the kids. There are a lot of girls toys, dolls in particular, that I sometimes find questionable. Watching the videos-of which there are many, listening the music, looking at the pictures, and reading about all the girls I was impressed. (There is also a fan club to join!) These are characters that come across as real kids and not just stereotypes.

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I was so excited to be able to receive a doll for my daughter. We choose Lark, the bass playing, green eyed, redhead of the group, as a green eyed girl Essie is always on the lookout for dolls with eyes like hers, you’d be surprised how few there are. When we took Lark out of her box I was immediately impressed with the amount of hair on this doll’s head! But before we started playing with her too much we had to get a picture and that ended up turning into a little photo shoot. (I think we might watch too much America’s Next Top Model because Es kept saying, “Tilt your chin!” or “I can’t see your neck.”)  

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the music. I know my first reaction when I heard about a ‘doll’ band was yay, music to drive me crazy. But I have to admit, their music isn’t annoying, it sounds exactly like something you’d hear on the radio with a couple of exceptions, it’s NOT sexualized and their message is admirable. According to The Beatrix Girls creator and CEO Sherry Gunther Shugerman, a two-time Emmy winner, the music is written and produced by an unnamed artist responsible for some of radio’s top hits. You can download their five song album Meet the Beatrix via iTunes or Amazon and I’m sure there will be more music to come.

Starting this week you can pick up your own doll at Toys-R-Us nationwide or if you’re feeling lucky you can win one, more about that is below! The dolls are recommended for girls ages 5+up and will retail for $24.99.

I’m happy to announce, in partnership with The Beatrix Girls I will be giving away a doll of your choice! The giveaway starts today and ends at midnight on Sunday, October 20th. I’ll be getting in touch with the winner on the 21st and they’ll have 24 hours to get back with me before a new winner is chosen. Good Luck!
 Disclosure: I received a doll in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.
 
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