Last month myself and the girls were invited to The Happy Faces Salon for a morning of pampering and play with My Little Pony and in particular their Style & Groom Rainbow Dash toy.
Happy Faces Salon is quite possibly my 9-year-old’s dream come true because it is a beauty salon aimed exclusively at children. The whole place is fun, very pretty a little bit sparkly and the party room in particular is very pink – all of this making the whole place great for instagramming.
In the party room the tables were laid out with Rainbow Dash, Style & Groom so the girls could play between having their own hair braids and mini-manicures. The venue was of course very fitting because the Rainbow Dash toy is just like a styling head but instead of being a traditional doll is Rainbow Dash with her multi-coloured hair.
The styling head strikes me as a very popular toy style with all young girls, appealing to those that like to play with dolls, those that enjoy crafting and the slightly older girl who’s starting to want to experiment with make-up. I was not a girl who played with dolls but did have a styling head which I had wanted desperately by the end the doll had been given a bob, her blonde hair dyed red and her throat appeared slashed as I started to work on my ambition to be a special effects makeup artist.
The girls really enjoyed playing with Rainbow Dash and I was surprised how quickly some of the younger ones had learnt to braid. The toy set includes over 30 accessories including stickers, gems, charms, beads, thread, hair clips and bands and a brush. The brush is large and really good for the purpose of brushing through a large amount of doll’s hair.
The toy is priced around £24.99 and currently selling on Amazon for £18.00 which is a great deal on a toy that will make a brilliant gift for Christmas.
The party itself was a lovely day, spent with my friends Ruth of Rock N Roller Baby and Katy from Modern Mummy. Watching the girls play and have fun was lovely and quite funny too especially Fifi who after having her nails painted spent the rest of the day walking around with her nails held out in front of her double checking with everyone that they were dry.