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smart dolls for impressionable girls {Lottie Dolls} + giveaway

Our kids are very impressionable.  With all the high standards, unrealistic or even unobtainable expectations out there, girls today are set up for a lifetime of body confidence issues and feelings of inadequacy — if parents don’t step in.  Every little girl needs fashion dolls but now there is a smarter choice, the Lottie Doll from the British company, Arklu.  This wholesome doll is still fabulously feisty and ready for adventure.  Lottie came to my house this week, sent for review.

Meet Lottie.

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Meet Pirate Queen Lottie, inspired by real-life pirate Gracie O’ Malley who lived in 16th century Ireland.  She was the “most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland.”  While she may have been a ruthless pirate in real life, in Lottie Doll form, she is absolutely adorable: Arrr!

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…and comes with great accessories like a tricorne pirate hat and swashbuckler boots…

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… a book and an awesome sword.

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Unlike many other popular fashion dolls for little girls, Lottie has the body of a 9 year old.  I appreciate that since there are no blossomed 16 year olds playing with dolls — it is our impressionable little girls dressing and undressing dolls like Lottie.  She also doesn’t have a makeuped face, just sweet big eyes, light pink lips and a healthy flush on the cheeks.  No suggestive clothing either for Lottie, no this adorable thing is more about exploring and being a kid.

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Just because the clothing isn’t suggestive doesn’t mean it can’t be girly, pretty and amazing.  Just look at this Sweet Dreams Outfit Set.  My daughter loves to put pajamas on her favorite dolls at bedtime, so this set was a must-have.  It includes an all-in-one pajama, robe and slippers.

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Awesome for the upcoming holiday season, I am recommending these to all moms of young girls (3+).  I can guarantee you I will be buying a couple other dolls and accessory sets for my own daughter.  The latest line, of which Pirate Queen Lottie is part of, has other fun characters like Butterfly Protector Lottie (a nature-loving gal), Kawaii Karate Lottie and Robot Girl Lottie, plus lots of accessory packs.

The Lottie Doll collection is top notch quality.  Every accessory is thoughtfully designed and created.  The fashion dolls are 7 1/2″ and the perfect size for little hands.  Purchase the Lottie dolls for $19.99 and accessory packs for $9.99.  Keep in the know by liking Lottie on Facebook.

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Arklu is giving one doll and accessory kit to a lucky ITKM reader!  U.S. only please.
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Product was sent by Arklu to facilitate this review; all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Sandra VanHoey
    November 5, 2013 at 4:20 am — Reply

    Pandora’s box or Butterfly protector are my favorites

  2. Jamie
    November 5, 2013 at 5:43 am — Reply

    I like autumn leaves Lottie.

  3. audrey
    November 5, 2013 at 8:24 am — Reply

    I love autumn leaves Lottie and Pandora’s box Lottie the best. These are awesome!

  4. November 5, 2013 at 8:42 am — Reply

    I like the English Country Garden Lottie.

  5. kim burnett
    November 5, 2013 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I like autumn leaves Lottie

  6. Carrie
    November 5, 2013 at 11:52 am — Reply

    I like the Pirate one, love the sword!

  7. Melissa
    November 5, 2013 at 11:57 am — Reply

    I like Lighthouse Keeper Lottie.

  8. jenn McClearn
    November 5, 2013 at 11:58 am — Reply

    I like the lighthouse keeper lottie

  9. Mechele Johnson
    November 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    Love love love the Pandora’s Box Lottie and the Ballet Lottie. How awesome are these?!

  10. Heather Hayes Panjon
    November 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    I Love The Snow Queen Lottie !

  11. Jenny
    November 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    I like the Lottie – Autumn Leaves.

  12. November 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Following you and Lottie Dolls via Pinterest as StaceyRenee711

  13. November 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    I like Butterfly Protector Lottie!

  14. sandra davis
    November 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    i like the Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie

  15. November 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    I love the Autumn leaves Lottie

  16. Mandy Y.
    November 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    My daughter would love the Pony Flag Race Lottie

  17. Ruthann Talbott
    November 7, 2013 at 7:02 am — Reply

    Pirate Lottie is so awesome. My 8 year old would love her!

  18. Audra O'Hara
    November 7, 2013 at 7:34 am — Reply

    My favorite is the pirate queen Lottie. My daughter would also like pandora’s box Lottie with her little cat hat.

  19. Laurajj Jacobson
    November 7, 2013 at 11:36 am — Reply

    Oh I also love the Butterfly Protector Lottie!

  20. November 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    Robot Girl is so cute.

  21. November 8, 2013 at 11:09 am — Reply

    These dolls are lovely and innovative! Let’s hope they last forever!

  22. Wendy Rozema
    November 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    English Country Garden Lottie

  23. Jessica H.
    November 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    I love the Snow Queen Lottie. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  24. Nicole Krutz
    November 9, 2013 at 6:46 am — Reply

    I love the pandora’s box lottie doll :)

  25. Amanda Selenke
    November 9, 2013 at 11:58 am — Reply

    I love the pirate queen! My son would like playing with this doll!

  26. November 10, 2013 at 12:20 am — Reply

    My favorite is Pandora’s Box Lottie.

  27. Kerry G.
    November 11, 2013 at 8:06 am — Reply

    My daughter would like Spring Celebration Ballet Lottie

  28. kathleen
    November 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    We like Robot Girl Lottie

  29. November 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    Lighthouse Keeper Lottie

  30. November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    i like ballet lottie!

  31. megan c
    November 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm — Reply

    These are SO cute, I’d never seen them before! Showed my daughters the site and they liked Pandora’s Box Lottie the best. :) Even looks like my oldest daughter.

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