The girls received a HELLO KITTY COSMETIC CASE to review this time.
Oh no, cry the sounds NOT ANOTHER STEREOPTYPICAL TOY aimed at girls to encourage them to wear make-up. I personally don't wear lots of make from day to day and never have so am very level headed about the whole use of it. However, I know in the media there is always hype around when you should start to allow your children to wear it and how some means to become beautiful have gone a step too far with the recent story of a young girl of 8 being given Botox. With this in mind one may argue that this toy reinforces the classic stereotypes make-up entails however, Bailey (7) and Savana (4) were delighted with this toy and treat it as just that A TOY.
The outer case is well - made with the simple Hello Kitty logo making is recognisable to all avid HELLO KITTY FANS and Bailey did not have any problems opening it. However, once inside trying to removed items from the black plastic case did prove to be difficult at times for her as you will see in the video.
The other main issue was the lack of brushes. There are several colour eye-shadows to choose from and Bailey did not want to mix the colours up too much, indeed with a younger sister this was very important to her as only have two brushes encourages just that.
WE DID TWO VIDEOS - ONE WITH MUSIC AND ONE WITH BAILEY DISCUSSING THE CONTENTS WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM BOTH!
Music Video Above
Bailey Talking Video Below
- The Cosmetic Case is aimed from 3+ one may argue that this is too young.
- Love the body glitter and nail varnish.
- Good size.
- Good mixture of make-up and hair accessories.
NOT SO GOOD
Only two brushes
Colours are ok but could be bolder
Black Plastic is annoying
Another toy needing batteries - for the mirror
FINAL SCORE 3 out of 5