We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this special bulletin – WIN one of the most beautiful barbies ever!! Seriously, I have been so swamped with everything I have going on here and on T2T. But I literally could not say no to sharing a gorgeous Holiday Barbie with you. Somebody is going to have a very very happy little girl (or someone is going to be a very very happy mommy – no judging) this Christmas.
I didn’t know that there has been an annual Holiday Barbie for over 25 years!! As you all know, I am an obsessive collector of certain things. I suspect my parents may have been keeping this from me. We couldn’t afford the beautiful Barbies when we were little. My folks went out of their way saving up to get my sister one, but I never had much interest… I had a Ken doll though.
When I was 10, I was saving up for a pair of plain black Dr Martens. I had the copycat ones, but I so desperately wanted the reals ones. And then one day I saw Ultra Hair Barbie and I HAD to have her. It was around this time that my daddy was diagnosed with cancer, which they didn’t think he would survive. So possibly that added to me wanting something beautiful and perfect, that was more for “little kids”. And then there was her hair… See the hair?!
All my life I’ve been obsessed with long hair. My sister and all my friends had that magical quick growing gorgeous looooooong hair… mine grew out, never down, until I fell pregnant… And now I finally have that hair. I never got Dr Martens.
Barbie for me remains a magical talisman. My daddy survived terminal cancer. She was the first thing I ever bought with my very own money. She wasn’t a toy to me, she was a symbol of the future I wanted. Happy, having never had to face death or bankruptcy, beautiful and with never-ending hair.
I think that is the whole point of Barbie really. She is the possibility of all you can be. That is also why I am a little obsessed with the international Barbie’s… there is a whole range of dolls of different sizes and colours and heights. Over the years, they have symbolised more than just beauty and grace. They have Barbie’s of every profession, strong, independent role models for little girls.
I never had another Barbie after Ultra Hair. Until Mattel sent me (well, technically Charly) this incredibly gorgeous Holiday Barbie. This is the first year that Mattel brought out more than one Holiday Barbie. There are 3 of them and I honestly desperately want all of them. So much so, that when they contacted me I told them to choose which one to send, because I just couldn’t choose.
Charly’s face when she first saw her was EVERYTHING. I saw that same leap of the heart I experienced on holding my own Barbie for the first time.
Opening her up and seeing the incredible detail on the ball gown and watching Charly dance around the room with her literally made my year.
And THAT is why I HAD to do this giveaway. I wanted to share that moment with you and / or your little one.
Listen here… If you are a mom of boys, I will NOT judge. Holiday Barbie isn’t really a toy… She is a collectable. She comes with a stand, so she can be kept forever beautiful on a shelf where you can take her down and relive your childhood or be reminded of special time with your sister or cousin or best friend. Or maybe you weren’t into Barbie’s, you were a bit more rough and tumble and now you hold your breath when you see these dolls because you feel like there was something missing – ENTER to win one of your very own.
I want you to get this beautiful doll before Christmas, so it is literally only running until Tuesday morning at 8am. The winner will be announced on Tuesday afternoon and your gorgeous Holiday Barbie will be sent to you on 21 December. She comes in a gorgeous box, so you could put her under the tree as is, or slip her into a gift bag.
CONGRATULATIONS TO COLETTE VAN RENSBURG FOR WINNING A MAGICAL HOLIDAY BARBIE FOR HER PRINCESS!
Sending you alllll the love xxx