Shimmering and shining its way into 2013 with an expanded offering to include new styles and sizes of the popular mermaid dolls.
The kind folks at Aurora recently sent me their 18" Merissa Sea Sparkles mermaid for the girls. This is one toy that I definitely have to buy two of, as they fought when I took it out of the box to show them. While Arabella is the cuddler and loves her dolls, Savannah is now starting to play more with dolls and talking to them. So, you can only imagine an 18 month and almost 3 yr. old fighting over who gets to carry around the mermaid in our house. Luckily, within a few days of receiving the sample for review, I was able to have another Merissa Sea Sparkle mermaid ordered and delivered -- so the bickering was only temporary. :-)
Both girls loved how this plush doll had long hair, made with yarn. They could sit there for hours just stroking the doll's hair, while they played the shiny jewel that accented her mermaid dress. And, since receiving, the Merissa mermaid doll has become a must have when it comes to putting the girls to bed. They are both taking the dolls to bed, and even on car rides. And, when we are home, I always see Merissa throughout the day. Either Savannah is having Merissa join her other dolls and teddy bears at a tea party, or Arabella is snuggling with her on the couch as she watches a movie, or carrying her around the house.
Who knew that a mermaid doll could get so much love? Well, Merissa is in our house -- boat loads of it. From hugs to snuggles, she is definitely one doll that my girls have taken to and will be playing with for some time. Shhh, don't tell, but I plan to surprise Savannah (and Arabella) with a larger Sea Sparkles doll for her upcoming birthday in July. I can't wait to see their faces when they see 38" inch mermaid. I can see it now...Savannah will be calling this mermaid Mama Merissa and the smaller one the baby. :-)
Do your children love mermaids or cute cuddly dolls? If so, you will want to check out the Sea Sparkles line of mermaid dolls from Aurora today. The Sea Sparkles collection now includes new 10", 18", 38" mermaids plus four 27" mermaids. (small, medium, large and extra large sizes; SRP: range from $8-$70). They are so cute up close, and will become an instant hit with your child, as they have with mine. :-)
Aurora's Sea Sparkles can be purchased at retail or online at the official Aurora shop: http://shop.auroragift.
com (direct link: http://shop.auroragift. com/c/sea-sparkles). Aurora is offering free Shipping on orders over $50; use promo code: YooHoo13.
One lucky reader will win a Sea Sparkles mermaid, thanks to the folks at Aurora. For the giveaway, one (1) winner from the US or Canada can also choose one (1) doll of their choice from select Sea Sparkle Mermaids.. To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecoper form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.